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Forum: Some Assembly Required Today, 08:55 AM
Replies: 150
Views: 20,837
Posted By mach1mustang351
This is common practice for international...

This is common practice for international shipping. My wife works for ups and this is what she does daily. Every country is a little different in the documentation they need but it all needs done....
Forum: Trip Planning Today, 12:11 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 404
Posted By mach1mustang351
Lots of good information here. In addition to the...

Lots of good information here. In addition to the above, I invested in a sleeping pad last season. Before that I would use extra clothes... or nothing. Huge game changer in comfort. I like to ride...
Forum: Alaska Yesterday, 08:59 PM
Replies: 63
Views: 3,972
Posted By mach1mustang351
It's not quite that scary but on the Campbell...

It's not quite that scary but on the Campbell highway there is a stretch that long where it is a necessity, the haul road too. The rest of the time there is fuel 120-140 fairly reliably. I do...
Forum: Some Assembly Required 03-01-2015, 11:47 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,620
Posted By mach1mustang351
Through mega squirt anything is possible ...

Through mega squirt anything is possible

http://www.megamanual.com/MSFAQ.htm

Depending on your level of comfort with electrical things. I haven't done one with one of these yet but I have...
Forum: Alaska 03-01-2015, 10:44 PM
Replies: 63
Views: 3,972
Posted By mach1mustang351
And it WILL rain on you. That seems to be how it...

And it WILL rain on you. That seems to be how it goes here in the summer time. Strangely enough though, no snow up here this year so far. May be an early riding season... or we will get all our...
Forum: Old's Cool 03-01-2015, 10:30 PM
Replies: 149
Views: 15,278
Posted By mach1mustang351
Unfortunately no points to put back in. The bike...

Unfortunately no points to put back in. The bike came with the dyna and no extra parts BUT....

We may have reached a solution!!!:D

I pulled up the installation diagram off the dyna web site and...
Forum: Old's Cool 03-01-2015, 05:27 PM
Replies: 149
Views: 15,278
Posted By mach1mustang351
Well I couldn't leave well enough alone and went...

Well I couldn't leave well enough alone and went out to the garage to investigate the wet plug situation from last night. I was able to find my spare plugs and I swapped them out. The bike fired up...
Forum: Old's Cool 03-01-2015, 04:38 PM
Replies: 149
Views: 15,278
Posted By mach1mustang351
The plugs were definitely wet when I pulled them...

The plugs were definitely wet when I pulled them last night. When I got the battery hooked up to the charger. I will get some new plugs at work tomorrow. I thought I had a few extra but they...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 03-01-2015, 04:23 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 2,768
Posted By mach1mustang351
I had a 15 mile commute 3 years ago (with having...

I had a 15 mile commute 3 years ago (with having to drive all the way through Anchorage it took 30 minutes on a good day). Riding the bike was boring because once out of the city it was a short...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 03-01-2015, 03:17 PM
Replies: 10,246
Views: 2,147,511
Posted By mach1mustang351
HAHA that makes me laugh. I work in auto parts...

HAHA that makes me laugh. I work in auto parts and stuff like that happens at work

"I have a classic that needs some parts"
Cool, I love classics, what are you working on and what do you...
Forum: Old's Cool 03-01-2015, 02:59 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 456
Posted By mach1mustang351
Usually there is a some sort of mobile dent...

Usually there is a some sort of mobile dent repair people. They are often brought in my dealerships and things to tidy up the trade ins so they look better on the lot. The good ones are magicians...
Forum: Old's Cool 02-28-2015, 10:43 PM
Replies: 149
Views: 15,278
Posted By mach1mustang351
I decided to mess with the guzzi a bit tonight. ...

I decided to mess with the guzzi a bit tonight. Drained the battery down trying to get her started again. Have it sitting on the charger. Still working off of the test bottle. I did modify it...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 02-28-2015, 07:20 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 978
Posted By mach1mustang351
I would argue that brain was damaged before the...

I would argue that brain was damaged before the "test"... which is why the "test" seemed like a good idea.
Forum: Old's Cool 02-12-2015, 11:39 PM
Replies: 149
Views: 15,278
Posted By mach1mustang351
Well, I got it to run for a while today. I gave...

Well, I got it to run for a while today. I gave the fuel bottle another half a turn looser and heard a slight pressure release. So that was a partial problem. I took the advise and cranked in the...
Forum: Old's Cool 02-12-2015, 08:14 PM
Replies: 149
Views: 15,278
Posted By mach1mustang351
I think we are on the same page here. I was going...

I think we are on the same page here. I was going to recheck the adjustments and try again. Is there a spec on the idle screws for a starting point?? The manual just said something like turn them in...
Forum: Old's Cool 02-12-2015, 09:15 AM
Replies: 149
Views: 15,278
Posted By mach1mustang351
Thumb Thats a good call. I have the lid unscrewed a...

Thats a good call. I have the lid unscrewed a turn, maybe that isn't enough. I'll punch a hole in it tonight. This is why you talk to your buddies about these things
Forum: Old's Cool 02-11-2015, 11:17 PM
Replies: 149
Views: 15,278
Posted By mach1mustang351
Well I finally got a few minutes and tried to...

Well I finally got a few minutes and tried to light off the Guzzi today. It cranked strong and acted like it could run maybe, but nothing. I pulled the plugs and they are dry and they were throwing...
Forum: Old's Cool 02-02-2015, 11:03 PM
Replies: 149
Views: 15,278
Posted By mach1mustang351
I was beat after another long week and only...

I was beat after another long week and only getting Super Bowl Sunday off to relax. I have another long week ahead. I work the week then have our annual Managers Conference in this weekend then back...
Forum: Alaska 02-02-2015, 10:36 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,180
Posted By mach1mustang351
I was wondering how long gone too... I stayed...

I was wondering how long gone too... I stayed there in 2008 so... I'm totally out of the loop.
Forum: Americas 01-31-2015, 08:26 AM
Replies: 135
Views: 4,658
Posted By mach1mustang351
It was years ago, but when I did the Campbell...

It was years ago, but when I did the Campbell highway I had some sections where I was struggling pretty hard. I had about 60-80 miles of sand to contend with... like deep sand. Get off the throttle...
Forum: Alaska 01-30-2015, 10:58 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,180
Posted By mach1mustang351
When I had to travel up there wor work all the...

When I had to travel up there wor work all the time the company put us in the Extended Stay. That was acceptable accomodations. They have recently updated and it is better. There is a best western...
Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 01-29-2015, 09:35 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 3,219
Posted By mach1mustang351
I think 2007 was the first year for ABS on any...

I think 2007 was the first year for ABS on any VStrom and that was on the 650 model. As far as retrofitting it will be far more trouble than buying a newer bike with abs equipped. It will require the...
Forum: Americas 01-28-2015, 08:43 AM
Replies: 135
Views: 4,658
Posted By mach1mustang351
I ride like that and really enjoy it. The way I...

I ride like that and really enjoy it. The way I figure it, I HATE my job and I do that 10-14 hours a day. I LOVE to ride my bike so a 12 hour ride day plan is the greatest. So some its insane but...
Forum: Old's Cool 01-25-2015, 04:50 PM
Replies: 149
Views: 15,278
Posted By mach1mustang351
Pulled off the masking tape and checked out the...

Pulled off the masking tape and checked out the paint. I'm pretty pleased with it. There was a bit of over spray on the upper black portion. I did some touch up but it is plenty good enough for my...
Forum: Americas 01-25-2015, 12:41 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 2,590
Posted By mach1mustang351
Rode the Cassiar for the first time this Summer. ...

Rode the Cassiar for the first time this Summer. So awesome. I almost want my summer trip to the lower 48 to become a tradition... just so I could do that road.
Forum: Old's Cool 01-25-2015, 03:38 AM
Replies: 149
Views: 15,278
Posted By mach1mustang351
There really isn't a way to test the theory, but...

There really isn't a way to test the theory, but I was talking with a friend of mine who speculated that the side covers instantly reacting to the primer could be because of anti fish eye coating...
Forum: The Rockies It's all downhill from here... 01-24-2015, 12:45 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 959
Posted By mach1mustang351
I would look into fab shops to build you one...

I would look into fab shops to build you one versus buying a ready to go flat bed. Lots of the pre made use 2x3 steel that sit on top of the frame rails then uses the same as the cross pieces. This...
Forum: Road warriors 01-24-2015, 02:47 AM
Replies: 3,457
Views: 965,799
Posted By mach1mustang351
http://i37.photobucket.com/albums/e99/mach1mustang...

http://i37.photobucket.com/albums/e99/mach1mustang351/hurricane_zps7098012b.jpg (http://s37.photobucket.com/user/mach1mustang351/media/hurricane_zps7098012b.jpg.html)

Totally impractical... other...
Forum: Old's Cool 01-22-2015, 08:42 AM
Replies: 149
Views: 15,278
Posted By mach1mustang351
Very good points on the paint process. I did a...

Very good points on the paint process. I did a little bit of glazing putty and another coat of primer. I wet sanded and exposed some of the putty repairs. "No big deal" I thought. And shot color....
Forum: Americas 01-22-2015, 08:29 AM
Replies: 135
Views: 4,658
Posted By mach1mustang351
In 2008 my girlfriend (now wife) did a very...

In 2008 my girlfriend (now wife) did a very similar trip like this from California to Alaska. We took 26 days, 9400 miles and camped most of the way. Averaged 4 camps to 1 room. I encountered a...
Forum: Old's Cool 01-21-2015, 11:44 PM
Replies: 149
Views: 15,278
Posted By mach1mustang351
Well in my previous post I said I would try...

Well in my previous post I said I would try another coat of black and if that didn't cover up the rough spot I would move on... That was a lie. I couldn't help myself and put down another coat of...
Forum: Americas 01-21-2015, 12:34 PM
Replies: 135
Views: 4,658
Posted By mach1mustang351
I agree 100%. When I rode up in 2008 from...

I agree 100%. When I rode up in 2008 from California I made it 2 up on a vstrom. I did have to buy a new tire in Fairbanks. After 5k miles mine was trash. So keep that in mind. Great ride. I want to...
Forum: Americas 01-20-2015, 07:49 AM
Replies: 135
Views: 4,658
Posted By mach1mustang351
My bad. Then I have no idea what we're talking...

My bad. Then I have no idea what we're talking about. Get on the bike and make it happen. Sounds like an awesome trip. I'm of the belief that the scenery looks the same , if not better ifthe bike is...
Forum: Americas 01-19-2015, 10:10 PM
Replies: 135
Views: 4,658
Posted By mach1mustang351
I skimmed this whole thing but didn't read in...

I skimmed this whole thing but didn't read in detail. Maybe someone brought up leaving in June your days are longer the further north you go so the 12 hour day is much easier to swallow.

I would...
Forum: Old's Cool 01-19-2015, 09:53 PM
Replies: 149
Views: 15,278
Posted By mach1mustang351
Went out to mask the fairing so I could lay out...

Went out to mask the fairing so I could lay out the second color. I had some crappy spots where the primer was thin over the spot putty. I put down another coat of black to help it out. Made me a...
Forum: Old's Cool 01-17-2015, 07:14 PM
Replies: 149
Views: 15,278
Posted By mach1mustang351
Today I planned to work on the Guzzi most of the...

Today I planned to work on the Guzzi most of the day... then I got home from work last night and my wife had a bucket under the sink... not a good sign. So this morning I worked on that. The line...
Forum: Old's Cool 01-16-2015, 12:19 PM
Replies: 149
Views: 15,278
Posted By mach1mustang351
I agree 100%. I have a weird thing where I don't...

I agree 100%. I have a weird thing where I don't want to have ugly tore up looking stuff, but it doesn't have to be perfect. I kind of like the body work because its less greasy dirty than the...
Forum: Old's Cool 01-16-2015, 12:18 AM
Replies: 149
Views: 15,278
Posted By mach1mustang351
I have felt like I have gotten beaten down at...

I have felt like I have gotten beaten down at work all week. So tonight I decided to pick off some simple things on the Spada so I could feel like I accomplished something.... kind of depressing now...
Forum: Alaska 01-13-2015, 10:30 PM
Replies: 82
Views: 4,902
Posted By mach1mustang351
Awesome news on the bigger theatre. I'm in!!

Awesome news on the bigger theatre. I'm in!!
Forum: Old's Cool 01-11-2015, 01:42 AM
Replies: 149
Views: 15,278
Posted By mach1mustang351
I had some good pics I took with my phone of the...

I had some good pics I took with my phone of the process but for whatever reason I cant send them to myself so I can post.

I didn't feel like doing any mechanical type work so I did some work on...
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