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Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 10-24-2014, 12:45 PM
Replies: 83
Views: 9,081
Posted By HanShotFirst
Yep, I have two feet of wood with a cheezeburger...

Yep, I have two feet of wood with a cheezeburger on the end :deal
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 10-24-2014, 12:29 PM
Replies: 83
Views: 9,081
Posted By HanShotFirst
Yeah I'm loving the cafe racers, although I get...

Yeah I'm loving the cafe racers, although I get back spasm's just looking at some of them. But man they're good looking bikes.

The new Ducati Scrambler is one really good looking bike.
...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 10-24-2014, 11:32 AM
Replies: 88
Views: 5,267
Posted By HanShotFirst
I'm getting in a bit late on this one, but I felt...

I'm getting in a bit late on this one, but I felt I could add to this discussion.

First off, if you don't want to have a back like a Silverback Gorilla with scoliosis, a bench is a good idea. ...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 10-24-2014, 10:56 AM
Replies: 83
Views: 9,081
Posted By HanShotFirst
So you recognize that the "standard" bike still...

So you recognize that the "standard" bike still exists (although it did go away for a while), but you just don't like the aesthetics.

And I can agree with you on that, but I think that has to do...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 10-24-2014, 10:50 AM
Replies: 83
Views: 9,081
Posted By HanShotFirst
I think the reason why many haven't chosen...

I think the reason why many haven't chosen motorcycles as primary transportation in the US is due to geography, and finances. The US is HUGE in comparison to the nations that do use motorcycles as...
Forum: The Garage 10-22-2014, 12:10 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 2,971
Posted By HanShotFirst
Okay, so you want to start here:...

Okay, so you want to start here: http://techtv.mit.edu/search?utf8=%E2%9C%93&q=machine+shop&x=0&y=0

This is a series of videos from MIT and will walk you through the basics. What everything is...
Forum: The Garage 10-22-2014, 12:05 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 2,971
Posted By HanShotFirst
Well, it really is a small mill, but you're...

Well, it really is a small mill, but you're correct in that there are very few mills that are truly "small". I haven't seen any mill-drill's that are 3 phase, so most likely single phase. In the...
Forum: The Garage 10-17-2014, 12:46 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 2,971
Posted By HanShotFirst
If you want to get into machining, this is the...

If you want to get into machining, this is the best place to start. This guy's video's are excellent. He was a school shop teacher, so he really knows how to present in a way that a newbe can...
Forum: Thumpers 10-17-2014, 12:21 PM
Replies: 3,631
Views: 575,717
Posted By HanShotFirst
Man, I'd love to have the nuts & bolts.

Man, I'd love to have the nuts & bolts.
Forum: Ride reports 10-17-2014, 12:10 PM
Replies: 168
Views: 23,644
Posted By HanShotFirst
Totally appropriate comment. :rofl

Totally appropriate comment. :rofl
Forum: Thumpers 10-17-2014, 12:09 PM
Replies: 8,241
Views: 2,283,372
Posted By HanShotFirst
Back when I rode an XT200 back and forth to...

Back when I rode an XT200 back and forth to school, I found the drum brake on a light weight single to be quite adequate. Yeah, a disc would have been nice, but the drum brake got the job done quite...
Forum: The Garage 10-13-2014, 03:56 PM
Replies: 2,458
Views: 336,171
Posted By HanShotFirst
Installed new LED turn signals on daughters...

Installed new LED turn signals on daughters XT225. Chased down a 3v drain on the system (but everything was still working, gotta love them Yamaha's).
Forum: The Garage 10-13-2014, 03:54 PM
Replies: 1,402
Sticky: Note to self:
Views: 316,010
Posted By HanShotFirst
Two notes to self... 1 - Even if it's a...

Two notes to self...

1 - Even if it's a quickie little tack weld, not a good idea if you're wearing sandals.

2 - For the 50th time, we put the shrink tubing on BEFORE we solder.
Forum: Ride reports 10-10-2014, 12:59 PM
Replies: 4,009
Views: 1,965,035
Posted By HanShotFirst
Noah, Been reading through your whole RR and...

Noah,

Been reading through your whole RR and it's just awesome. Your hatred for the KLR just cracks me up. I have a '94 KLX 650 which was a great bike, WAY ahead of the KLR or anything else...
Forum: Thumpers 10-07-2014, 10:29 AM
Replies: 8,241
Views: 2,283,372
Posted By HanShotFirst
When I think of the ideal "Adventure" single...

When I think of the ideal "Adventure" single cylinder bike, I almost have it. The KLX 650 has inverted forks but they're non-adjustable. One of these days I'll swap them with a KX 250 fork and call...
Forum: Ride reports 10-07-2014, 09:43 AM
Replies: 168
Views: 23,644
Posted By HanShotFirst
So glad you're under way, this is going to be a...

So glad you're under way, this is going to be a great trip. I look forward to your RR's.
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 10-03-2014, 01:02 PM
Replies: 4,326
Views: 439,418
Posted By HanShotFirst
Yeah...That's just not what a Harley owner wants...

Yeah...That's just not what a Harley owner wants from his Harley. Too bad, that looks like it would be a fun bike to ride.
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 10-03-2014, 01:01 PM
Replies: 888
Views: 86,272
Posted By HanShotFirst
When I was in my 20's I rode a Yamaha 550 Seca;...

When I was in my 20's I rode a Yamaha 550 Seca; quick little 550 for those days. Since I had large cajones, low IQ, and actually knew how to ride, I ate everyone up on that bike. Even liter or...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 10-03-2014, 12:53 PM
Replies: 888
Views: 86,272
Posted By HanShotFirst
Yeah, every day the list of people who get that...

Yeah, every day the list of people who get that gets smaller and smaller. :wink:
Forum: Thumpers 10-03-2014, 12:51 PM
Replies: 197
Views: 20,434
Posted By HanShotFirst
Oh HELL yeah!!!

Oh HELL yeah!!!
Forum: Thumpers 10-03-2014, 12:50 PM
Replies: 197
Views: 20,434
Posted By HanShotFirst
Oh I don't think for a second they're losing...

Oh I don't think for a second they're losing money on those bikes, 90% of those bikes are parts pulled from other bikes that sell well either in the US but more likely all over the world. I'm sure...
Forum: Thumpers 10-03-2014, 12:38 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 958
Posted By HanShotFirst
Yep, float or often times something can get on...

Yep, float or often times something can get on the plunger blocking it from properly sealing; that's an easy fix. You can usually find a schematic online of most MC carbs, just find which model your...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 10-03-2014, 12:34 PM
Replies: 299
Views: 20,679
Posted By HanShotFirst
I think there is a serious future for electric...

I think there is a serious future for electric police bikes in large cities. Especially if they can make them with swappable batteries that can be charged via solar when not in the bikes. The...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 10-03-2014, 12:27 PM
Replies: 299
Views: 20,679
Posted By HanShotFirst
Which made them one of the noisiest (but fastest)...

Which made them one of the noisiest (but fastest) nuke boats ever made. But yeah, that is some cool out of the box thinking. Had the Alfa been quieter, that would have been one seriously scary sub....
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 10-03-2014, 12:24 PM
Replies: 299
Views: 20,679
Posted By HanShotFirst
Even after we hit peak oil, we will still be...

Even after we hit peak oil, we will still be using oil for a LOT of things and vehicles. There are no electric air liners, jet fighters, or blue water cargo ships. For at least the next 150 years,...
Forum: Thumpers 10-03-2014, 12:12 PM
Replies: 8,241
Views: 2,283,372
Posted By HanShotFirst
Well considered post, thanks. My daughter...

Well considered post, thanks.

My daughter has an XT225, good little bike. It's clearly too small for me both size wise and power wise, but it will pull me around most trail riding and will...
Forum: Thumpers 10-03-2014, 11:53 AM
Replies: 8,241
Views: 2,283,372
Posted By HanShotFirst
That would be a downgrade in power, suspension,...

That would be a downgrade in power, suspension, and frame??? Regardless, I've actually thought about it...ever try to get parts for a KLX 650? Especially an oversized tank?

Sure the KLX is a...
Forum: Thumpers 10-02-2014, 02:52 PM
Replies: 8,241
Views: 2,283,372
Posted By HanShotFirst
Sounds like I ought to just stick with my 650.

Sounds like I ought to just stick with my 650.
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 10-02-2014, 02:41 PM
Replies: 299
Views: 20,679
Posted By HanShotFirst
You're absolutely right; energy isn't pretty in...

You're absolutely right; energy isn't pretty in most any form.

But in the future when demand begins to out-strip our ability to get it out of the ground, then we will need to have a mix of energy...
Forum: Thumpers 10-02-2014, 01:18 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 958
Posted By HanShotFirst
The only thing that's not on your list is the...

The only thing that's not on your list is the easy/obvious one; kick the bike over several times and listen for thumps, knocks, and grinds. Best to have someone kick it over while you hold a long...
Forum: Thumpers 10-02-2014, 12:33 PM
Replies: 92
Views: 17,628
Posted By HanShotFirst
Dood, Totally sucks about your KLX tank. I...

Dood,

Totally sucks about your KLX tank. I see Acerbis has them on their web site, but I'm betting they're really not available. Anyhow, you should be able to repair that one with a plastic weld...
Forum: Thumpers 10-02-2014, 12:23 PM
Replies: 3,631
Views: 575,717
Posted By HanShotFirst
Man, looks like a nice C model; much cleaner than...

Man, looks like a nice C model; much cleaner than mine. If I had some spare money I'd grab it for myself (two is always better than one). I'd say around $1,500-$1,800 ish is what I'd spend. But...
Forum: Ride reports 10-02-2014, 12:18 PM
Replies: 168
Views: 23,644
Posted By HanShotFirst
Ho-lee-crap!! So glad you caught that one before...

Ho-lee-crap!! So glad you caught that one before you left. With those bikes, mechanically the most common thing you run into is fuel related. Clogged jets, gummed up from bad gas, missing or...
Forum: Thumpers 10-02-2014, 12:04 PM
Replies: 8,241
Views: 2,283,372
Posted By HanShotFirst
Hey 250 guys, some questions for you. I'm...

Hey 250 guys, some questions for you.

I'm 6'2" and 230lbs. With the exception of the WR250 and possibly the KLX 250 (haven't sat on one yet) most 250's are just too darned small for me, I feel...
Forum: Thumpers 10-02-2014, 11:48 AM
Replies: 197
Views: 20,434
Posted By HanShotFirst
I don't understand this "Japanese Junk" notion;...

I don't understand this "Japanese Junk" notion; who believes that? The Japanese have dominated the motorcycle industry since I was a little kid. They destroyed the Brits through innovation and...
Forum: Thumpers 10-02-2014, 11:35 AM
Replies: 197
Views: 20,434
Posted By HanShotFirst
Yeah, that didn't turn out anywhere near like I...

Yeah, that didn't turn out anywhere near like I expected.
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 10-01-2014, 04:49 PM
Replies: 68
Views: 3,626
Posted By HanShotFirst
I think it's clear that motorcycle manufacturing,...

I think it's clear that motorcycle manufacturing, like auto manufacturing is very global. Each bike is a story unto itself, so it would take a serious effort to nail down what's made where for which...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 10-01-2014, 04:35 PM
Replies: 68
Views: 3,626
Posted By HanShotFirst
So THAT's the new Indian Scout:rofl

So THAT's the new Indian Scout:rofl
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 10-01-2014, 04:31 PM
Replies: 888
Views: 86,272
Posted By HanShotFirst
My ZZR-1200 puts out 175 BHP and the power is...

My ZZR-1200 puts out 175 BHP and the power is just insane. To think about a bike that puts out 300 BHP...now that would be an E-Ticket ride!
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 10-01-2014, 03:56 PM
Replies: 299
Views: 20,679
Posted By HanShotFirst
Like it or not, electric vehicles are the...

Like it or not, electric vehicles are the future...it may be more of a distant future, but it's coming and you won't be able to stop it.

Most people have no concept of what peak oil is or it's...
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