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Forum: Some Assembly Required 07-22-2014, 08:57 AM
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Posted By fasteddiecopeman
A BIT "smokey" lately - the nearest fire is...

A BIT "smokey" lately - the nearest fire is probably 15 miles SW, as the crow flies - but NOT as hot as a week or so ago (got to about 104F).
Forum: Some Assembly Required 07-21-2014, 10:02 AM
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Posted By fasteddiecopeman
I have to MIRROR that response, tho' MY cruise...

I have to MIRROR that response, tho' MY cruise Mach number is PROBABLY a tad lower than yours is....:wink:

The ONLY time I've added oil (M1 car oil) to either of my Vs between changes, was when I...
Forum: Some Assembly Required 07-20-2014, 01:59 PM
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Posted By fasteddiecopeman
Dave - when you DID lose motor-mount bolts/...

Dave - when you DID lose motor-mount bolts/ nuts... did the bike get FASTER as it got LIGHTER...?

:1drink
Forum: Some Assembly Required 07-15-2014, 03:00 PM
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Posted By fasteddiecopeman
Dave - thanks for posting about your rear wheel/...

Dave - thanks for posting about your rear wheel/ fender liner issue. I was doing something not connected and noticed a "wear" mark on mine. The light-bulb went "ON"....

I lifted the bike a bit,...
Forum: Some Assembly Required 07-10-2014, 08:17 AM
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Posted By fasteddiecopeman
Hanging off the back by the tire is a "pink"...

Hanging off the back by the tire is a "pink" croc. MAYBE that's a clue!
Forum: Some Assembly Required 07-09-2014, 09:01 AM
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Posted By fasteddiecopeman
HOLY sh*t, Batman!

HOLY sh*t, Batman!
Forum: Ride reports 07-08-2014, 09:02 AM
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Posted By fasteddiecopeman
Sounds like a STORY is in there.... Post it up! ...

Sounds like a STORY is in there.... Post it up!

:deal
Forum: Ride reports 07-06-2014, 11:40 AM
Replies: 107
Views: 25,101
Posted By fasteddiecopeman
Clinton - IF you end up near Kelowna, BC (Apr to...

Clinton - IF you end up near Kelowna, BC (Apr to Oct), or Florence, AZ (REST of the year) - try to contact me!
I'm on here:
http://www.kawasakiversys.com/forums/
nearly every day (IF I'm NOT on a...
Forum: Some Assembly Required 07-03-2014, 09:42 AM
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Posted By fasteddiecopeman
Dave - a "little" imagination: we all know what...

Dave - a "little" imagination: we all know what it means when someone lifts their middle finger in a vertical position.... Do you know what it means when it's their "pinkie" in a VERTICAL...
Forum: Some Assembly Required 07-02-2014, 03:18 PM
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Posted By fasteddiecopeman
I was a connector-guy before I joined the...

I was a connector-guy before I joined the airforce (BTW - 47 years ago...!). IF I recall correctly: Grade 2 bolts have strength against SHEAR (but LIMITED clamping); Grade 8 have CLAMPING strength...
Forum: Ride reports 06-29-2014, 01:15 PM
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Posted By fasteddiecopeman
Clinton - somehow WAY-Y-Y back I thought your...

Clinton - somehow WAY-Y-Y back I thought your report had ended, so till now I had not read the last four (five?) pages.

Glad I found 'em. GREAT report!

FWIW - thanks for letting me try on your...
Forum: Some Assembly Required 06-21-2014, 03:24 PM
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Posted By fasteddiecopeman
Kinda sounds like a "built-in" excuse to ME, but...

Kinda sounds like a "built-in" excuse to ME, but what do I know....

:evil
Forum: Some Assembly Required 06-20-2014, 01:53 PM
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Posted By fasteddiecopeman
Dave - you got REAL crappy luck! I'm not sure how...

Dave - you got REAL crappy luck! I'm not sure how many times I've ridden or driven "Going to the Sun" (six to ten or...?), but it's always been lovely!

Even drove it once, west to east, in my '62...
Forum: Some Assembly Required 06-15-2014, 11:50 AM
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Posted By fasteddiecopeman
Totally agree Dave. On some dirt last week, twice...

Totally agree Dave. On some dirt last week, twice I had a side-by-side quad coming WFO using most of the road as I rounded a curve.

:eek1
Forum: Some Assembly Required 05-30-2014, 09:06 AM
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Posted By fasteddiecopeman
I have 2" ROX RISERS on both my Vs which will do...

I have 2" ROX RISERS on both my Vs which will do what you want. The anti-vibe ones will allow a bit more rearward movement w/ out needing any aluminum removed.
Forum: Some Assembly Required 05-08-2014, 03:34 PM
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Posted By fasteddiecopeman
NEVER thought I'd see the day when Dave's "rat"...

NEVER thought I'd see the day when Dave's "rat" was on a trailer....

:evil
Forum: Some Assembly Required 05-06-2014, 09:40 AM
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Posted By fasteddiecopeman
I'm curious whether Dave has "killed" this...

I'm curious whether Dave has "killed" this thread, and started a new one, and somehow I missed the announcement...?
Forum: Alaska 03-30-2014, 12:28 PM
Replies: 97
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Posted By fasteddiecopeman
I've camped at the Kinaskan Lake BC Provincial...

I've camped at the Kinaskan Lake BC Provincial campground (within a days ride from the south end) a few times, as well as Boya Lake BC Provincial campground (90 miles south of Watson Lake).
...
Forum: Some Assembly Required 03-24-2014, 10:05 AM
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Posted By fasteddiecopeman
NO WAY Dave - you AIN'T near ugly enough to be...

NO WAY Dave - you AIN'T near ugly enough to be Beeber....
:clap
Forum: Some Assembly Required 03-23-2014, 10:52 AM
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Posted By fasteddiecopeman
XC - looks (to my untrained eyes...) that you've...

XC - looks (to my untrained eyes...) that you've got a bit of seepage on your left fork leg.

AMAZIN' how Dave makes that Vee Six Forty-Niner look like a 125 Grom...!

:wink:
Forum: Some Assembly Required 03-22-2014, 11:22 AM
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Posted By fasteddiecopeman
Dave - I've installed one of those "single" LED...

Dave - I've installed one of those "single" LED voltmeters (changes color w/ voltage changes), but I like what you came up with. Got a link?
Forum: Some Assembly Required 03-18-2014, 03:27 PM
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Posted By fasteddiecopeman
Dave - remember the "Livingston Gap" when you're...

Dave - remember the "Livingston Gap" when you're planning....
:nod
...and then contact FEC...! :evil
Forum: Some Assembly Required 03-08-2014, 07:51 AM
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Posted By fasteddiecopeman
Dave - seems to me I read/ saw that you're using...

Dave - seems to me I read/ saw that you're using the stock aluminum pieces that the footpegs attach to. Have you had any issues w/ them 'rotating' (which will happen if that little aluminum 'tit'...
Forum: Some Assembly Required 02-22-2014, 08:27 AM
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Posted By fasteddiecopeman
I DO recall trying to clear mud from a low-mount...

I DO recall trying to clear mud from a low-mount fender after it became jammed solid (way back when), w/ a branch from a tree.

Shortly after I put a high-mount on it!

NOW I just try to avoid...
Forum: Some Assembly Required 02-18-2014, 08:29 AM
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Posted By fasteddiecopeman
YES!!! And yesterday set a record at 88F at...

YES!!! And yesterday set a record at 88F at PHX!:evil

(What temp did you get...?):rofl
Forum: Some Assembly Required 02-17-2014, 07:51 AM
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Posted By fasteddiecopeman
The repair I mentioned was done by Douglas....

The repair I mentioned was done by Douglas....
Forum: Some Assembly Required 02-15-2014, 08:24 AM
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Posted By fasteddiecopeman
Dave - a "troubling result" happened some years...

Dave - a "troubling result" happened some years back where a commercial airliner had its tail-cone come off inflight. When repairs were made (by the manufacturer), there were MANY wires needing to be...
Forum: Some Assembly Required 01-28-2014, 10:16 AM
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Posted By fasteddiecopeman
I'm with you on that Dave: when I picked up a...

I'm with you on that Dave: when I picked up a 'cherry' '79 SR500 for $2400, before too long I shelled out $3900 on a mink coat.:cry

In case you're wondering... I DON'T wear fur...!:huh
Forum: Some Assembly Required 12-27-2013, 09:43 AM
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Posted By fasteddiecopeman
Will sprinkling a little "holy water" help...? ...

Will sprinkling a little "holy water" help...?

FEC
Forum: Hacks 12-07-2013, 12:12 PM
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Posted By fasteddiecopeman
JUST saw this thread. Back in '07 I did my second...

JUST saw this thread. Back in '07 I did my second Alaska ride w/ a buddy on his new Ural, me on my '04 KLR650. (HIS first, and mine, were in '04 on Suzuki Bandit 1200S, his an '02 and mine an '04 -...
Forum: Some Assembly Required 11-30-2013, 09:42 AM
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Posted By fasteddiecopeman
Dave - I like! W/ your permission :evil I'm...

Dave - I like! W/ your permission :evil I'm going to make some up and rivet them to my two rad guards.
Forum: Some Assembly Required 11-23-2013, 09:18 AM
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Posted By fasteddiecopeman
Dave - I probably wasn't clear - the '09 Ninja...

Dave - I probably wasn't clear - the '09 Ninja and the '09 Versys mastercylinders are identical, with the exception of the piece that the two socket capscrews go thru to attach it to the handle-bars,...
Forum: Some Assembly Required 11-22-2013, 10:39 AM
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Posted By fasteddiecopeman
You can use the master from an '09 Ninja 650 -...

You can use the master from an '09 Ninja 650 - same thing BUT the mirror attachment piece from a Versys is needed (I bought one from BikeBandit when I upgraded my '08s to the BETTER master)! On this...
Forum: Some Assembly Required 11-12-2013, 09:29 AM
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Posted By fasteddiecopeman
Dave - FWIW... when I added DR650 'pegs to my Vs,...

Dave - FWIW... when I added DR650 'pegs to my Vs, I just used 3/8UNC bolts and lock-nuts to attach, and SO FAR they've stayed in place PDG! ('Course I don't weigh quite as much as you do....)
Forum: Some Assembly Required 11-05-2013, 08:39 AM
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Posted By fasteddiecopeman
Dave - SOMEHOW, I would NOT consider you a...

Dave - SOMEHOW, I would NOT consider you a "Hardly" rider, especially not a hard-tailer....
:evil
Forum: Some Assembly Required 11-04-2013, 07:59 AM
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Posted By fasteddiecopeman
Running the strut MIGHT work for Harley hard-tail...

Running the strut MIGHT work for Harley hard-tail riders....:rofl
Forum: Americas 10-21-2013, 10:13 AM
Replies: 52
Views: 4,797
Posted By fasteddiecopeman
Can't say FOR SURE (it's in BC and I'm in AZ...

Can't say FOR SURE (it's in BC and I'm in AZ right now), but 20F seems to come to mind, PLUS I have a small polar fleece blanket I add IF it's really cold.:clap
And I HAVE camped near Whitehorse w/...
Forum: Americas 10-20-2013, 12:33 PM
Replies: 52
Views: 4,797
Posted By fasteddiecopeman
Here's one I posted on the Versys site: ...

Here's one I posted on the Versys site:
http://www.kawasakiversys.com/forums/showthread.php?t=33153
I'm with the guys telling you to keep your ride to the MINIMUM number of riders. I started at two...
Forum: Ride reports 10-06-2013, 12:33 PM
Replies: 360
Views: 37,388
Posted By fasteddiecopeman
So - you 'flogged' the rat-bike...?

So - you 'flogged' the rat-bike...?
Forum: Some Assembly Required 09-09-2013, 09:50 AM
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Posted By fasteddiecopeman
Sittin' here scratchin' my head...:huh ...

Sittin' here scratchin' my head...:huh

"...how to ride faster than 30mph...scooter speed." WHICH is it Dave...?:wink:

- "how to ride faster than 30mph" OR "how to ride faster than scooter...
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