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Forum: Central From Da Nort Woods to the Plane States Yesterday, 04:25 PM
Replies: 669
Views: 38,431
Posted By Midnightventure
I was riding my big bike today and met a dual...

I was riding my big bike today and met a dual sport on Hwy 17 going towards Iberia. Anybody from here?
Forum: Central From Da Nort Woods to the Plane States 09-14-2014, 06:30 PM
Replies: 669
Views: 38,431
Posted By Midnightventure
That is a pretty big prize with no entry fee.

That is a pretty big prize with no entry fee.
Forum: The Garage 09-14-2014, 08:12 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 1,366
Posted By Midnightventure
Don't be afraid to apply solder to the tip. Once...

Don't be afraid to apply solder to the tip. Once it is wet it will transfer heat to the wire better. And as other people have said clean the wire and use a rosin flux. Not an acid flux because it...
Forum: The Garage 09-02-2014, 04:52 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,203
Posted By Midnightventure
tire change station

Here is what I use.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Frv891YbHgg&feature=youtu.be
Forum: Face plant 09-01-2014, 04:25 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 3,096
Posted By Midnightventure
I saw that for the few thousand miles that I had...

I saw that for the few thousand miles that I had knobbies on my DR650. Didn't have it before and haven't had it since.
Forum: The Garage 08-31-2014, 03:16 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 660
Posted By Midnightventure
I have a vacuum pump and the solder wick. I think...

I have a vacuum pump and the solder wick. I think the wick works easier.
Forum: Tejas and the Gulf States 08-31-2014, 01:50 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,016
Posted By Midnightventure
Doc, Is this a Corps of Engineers campground?

Doc,
Is this a Corps of Engineers campground?
Forum: Thumpers 08-17-2014, 01:51 PM
Replies: 98,634
Views: 18,805,668
Posted By Midnightventure
I haven't screwed the cap back on a DR but I have...

I haven't screwed the cap back on a DR but I have my Venture. I had it up in the air so the forks would be extended with my weight on the floorboards and still struggled with it. Try to at least get...
Forum: The Garage 08-09-2014, 06:00 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 632
Posted By Midnightventure
I am assuming the black on the light is ground....

I am assuming the black on the light is ground. Hook the green original wire to the blue from the switch. Then hook the red from the switch to the red on the light. Hook the brown to the black/white....
Forum: Face plant 07-29-2014, 04:46 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 5,315
Posted By Midnightventure
I get sick of reading people telling other people...

I get sick of reading people telling other people that their accident was preventable. When there is time and the amount of time is highly dependent upon the reactions of the person involved then...
Forum: Central From Da Nort Woods to the Plane States 07-24-2014, 07:48 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 493
Posted By Midnightventure
Osage Beach is a fairly spread out small city.

Osage Beach is a fairly spread out small city.
Forum: The Garage 07-20-2014, 03:25 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,863
Posted By Midnightventure
I made one with a 14" car wheel. 2x2 tubing...

I made one with a 14" car wheel. 2x2 tubing welded across the bottom with 4 holes in it. Homemade plates in the big vise with 4 pins to match the holes in the tubing. Air cylinder mounted to the...
Forum: The Garage 07-20-2014, 03:17 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 3,099
Posted By Midnightventure
I just used a pair today putting in a water...

I just used a pair today putting in a water heater for my wife's cousin. They were easy and didn't leak. I was half expecting them to blow off and spray water all over. The directions say to mark...
Forum: Central From Da Nort Woods to the Plane States 07-06-2014, 05:40 PM
Replies: 669
Views: 38,431
Posted By Midnightventure
Some of those areas that are so far off the...

Some of those areas that are so far off the beaten path you have to worry that if something bad happens the deer hunters will find your body in the fall.
Forum: The Rockies It's all downhill from here... 07-05-2014, 05:53 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 1,481
Posted By Midnightventure
I bought my Trans Am from an FBI agent. He...

I bought my Trans Am from an FBI agent. He insisted on cash. Unless I know somebody pretty well I would do the same.
Forum: Central From Da Nort Woods to the Plane States 07-05-2014, 05:47 AM
Replies: 8,182
Views: 745,692
Posted By Midnightventure
Big difference between a Bobcat and a Mountain...

Big difference between a Bobcat and a Mountain Lion. That would be neat to see. Might make me a little nervous with a mountain lion that close though.
Forum: Central From Da Nort Woods to the Plane States 07-03-2014, 06:41 PM
Replies: 669
Views: 38,431
Posted By Midnightventure
I camped at Paddy Creek years ago. It is kind of...

I camped at Paddy Creek years ago. It is kind of a horse lovers camp. Horse trails in the area. Real close to the Big Piney and not far from the Gasconade too. Nice little primitive campground.
Forum: The Garage 06-29-2014, 04:37 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 877
Posted By Midnightventure
My steel trailer is anodized. Your aluminum...

My steel trailer is anodized. Your aluminum trailer might be too.
Forum: Equipment 06-18-2014, 05:50 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 344
Posted By Midnightventure
I have been running them on my DR650 for a while...

I have been running them on my DR650 for a while and I haven't noticed anything like that.
Forum: Americas 06-17-2014, 06:34 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 310
Posted By Midnightventure
Just north of a little town called Capulin (east...

Just north of a little town called Capulin (east of Raton) is an extinct volcano that you can ride to the top of. Kind of on the way from OKC. Then just west of Taos on hwy 64 is a bridge over the...
Forum: The Garage 06-14-2014, 04:49 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 480
Posted By Midnightventure
The gauge of the wire going to the device...

The gauge of the wire going to the device determines what amperage it can carry. Then you fuse it so that the fuse will blow before the wire heats up. I have a little black book with every thing...
Forum: Central From Da Nort Woods to the Plane States 06-08-2014, 09:29 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 783
Posted By Midnightventure
I know a couple of years ago the Adventure store...

I know a couple of years ago the Adventure store in Eureka Springs was renting DR650s because I broke a brake line just outside of Eureka Springs and he sold me one that he was going to put on a...
Forum: Thumpers 06-08-2014, 04:02 AM
Replies: 98,634
Views: 18,805,668
Posted By Midnightventure
I took my carb off and cleaned it yesterday....

I took my carb off and cleaned it yesterday. While I had it off I removed the screws that hold the throttle cable bracket on. They had been messed up since I got the bike and being unable to remove...
Forum: The Garage 05-24-2014, 06:57 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 647
Posted By Midnightventure
I once had one of those cheap fuses cause...

I once had one of those cheap fuses cause intermittent problems until I realized what was going on. The legs were a little bit smaller and weren't contacting well all the time.
Forum: Central From Da Nort Woods to the Plane States 05-17-2014, 05:13 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 395
Posted By Midnightventure
Take a look at this thread. I rode several of...

Take a look at this thread. I rode several of these on my only SBR ride. Thought I was doing pretty good until I lost a lense from my glasses because it was so rough. I didn't realise what I had done...
Forum: Equipment 05-09-2014, 06:04 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 613
Posted By Midnightventure
This is right. More amperage than needed is fine....

This is right. More amperage than needed is fine. Less than what is called for is not.
Forum: Central From Da Nort Woods to the Plane States 04-27-2014, 12:35 PM
Replies: 242
Views: 17,231
Posted By Midnightventure
Coy, Do you have basecamp and City Navigator...

Coy,
Do you have basecamp and City Navigator North America ?
Forum: Central From Da Nort Woods to the Plane States 04-13-2014, 08:43 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 1,870
Posted By Midnightventure
All though I think those pictures of the plains...

All though I think those pictures of the plains are pretty my natural pull is toward the hills and mountains. Here were I live is the transition point. South is hills and north is prairie. 90% of the...
Forum: Central From Da Nort Woods to the Plane States 04-13-2014, 04:59 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 1,870
Posted By Midnightventure
If you are going to ride that far through the...

If you are going to ride that far through the basically boring plains you really should go a little farther ( OK a lot farther, lots of distance in the west) and see the Black Canyon of the Gunnison...
Forum: Central From Da Nort Woods to the Plane States 04-13-2014, 04:48 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 1,870
Posted By Midnightventure
I just noticed you are going through Raton N.M....

I just noticed you are going through Raton N.M. Just east of Raton is Mt. Capulin which is an extinct volcano that you can ride to the top of. Worth the side trip. Narrow road with a short rock wall...
Forum: Central From Da Nort Woods to the Plane States 04-12-2014, 06:35 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 1,870
Posted By Midnightventure
The temps will probably be in the 90s. In MO the...

The temps will probably be in the 90s. In MO the humidity will be high. In Kansas,Texas and OK the wind will be blowing.
Forum: Central From Da Nort Woods to the Plane States 04-01-2014, 07:41 PM
Replies: 8,182
Views: 745,692
Posted By Midnightventure
I was at Devils Well and slipped climbing those...

I was at Devils Well and slipped climbing those steel stairs. Glad I still had my Aerostich on.
Forum: Central From Da Nort Woods to the Plane States 04-01-2014, 07:39 PM
Replies: 8,182
Views: 745,692
Posted By Midnightventure
I am sitting here thinking about a ride my wife...

I am sitting here thinking about a ride my wife and I did a few years ago. We ate at Lamberts and stayed in Ozark. The next day we ended up at Hodgsons at lunchtime. I had my cold chicken left over...
Forum: Central From Da Nort Woods to the Plane States 04-01-2014, 04:34 PM
Replies: 8,182
Views: 745,692
Posted By Midnightventure
In southern MO there are quite a few mills and...

In southern MO there are quite a few mills and big springs. A person could map a route to visit several of them and have one heck of a ride at the same time.
Hahatonka
Tunnel Dam on the Niangua...
Forum: Central From Da Nort Woods to the Plane States 03-31-2014, 06:40 PM
Replies: 8,182
Views: 745,692
Posted By Midnightventure
Are you planning to leave from Whiteman and spend...

Are you planning to leave from Whiteman and spend a few days riding and camping?
Forum: Central From Da Nort Woods to the Plane States 03-21-2014, 06:58 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 1,335
Posted By Midnightventure
I was there in August a few years ago and it got...

I was there in August a few years ago and it got below freezing at night.
Forum: Central From Da Nort Woods to the Plane States 03-16-2014, 11:12 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 1,335
Posted By Midnightventure
Famous Daves. If you are going up I35 there is a...

Famous Daves. If you are going up I35 there is a place with great cinnamon rolls on the right as your headed north. Tobies in Hinckley.
Forum: The Garage 02-26-2014, 06:24 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,091
Posted By Midnightventure
Each fuse actually has a little resistance. You...

Each fuse actually has a little resistance. You can put a lead on each side of the fuses and check for voltage drop. If there is one with more drop than the others then that is probably the one that...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 02-26-2014, 06:01 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 3,639
Posted By Midnightventure
I think it is an instinct that is uncontrollable....

I think it is an instinct that is uncontrollable. I have saved a bike a couple of times at much slower speeds by doing that.
Forum: Thumpers 02-19-2014, 06:18 PM
Replies: 98,634
Views: 18,805,668
Posted By Midnightventure
The plug on the back of the headlight has become...

The plug on the back of the headlight has become dislodged a couple of times on mine.
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