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Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 02-16-2014, 01:38 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 883
Posted By MC-Shifter
+1 Southland Cycle

Thanks to this thread I found Southland Cycle Center: 8141 Garden Grove Blvd, Garden Grove, CA 92844 Phone:(714) 893-5091.

I thought shops like this were pretty much extinct. Aptly described,...
Forum: Thumpers 12-11-2012, 07:29 PM
Replies: 13,568
Views: 1,344,803
Posted By MC-Shifter
The conclusion: There was still air in the...

The conclusion: There was still air in the system. We took the lever off. Used a 1/4" ratchet extender to push the piston farther than the lever was capable of. There was basically about an 1/8" of...
Forum: Thumpers 12-04-2012, 10:41 PM
Replies: 13,568
Views: 1,344,803
Posted By MC-Shifter
Good idea. I have enlisted some help already. If...

Good idea. I have enlisted some help already. If we don't make any good progress I may go this route.

Thanks again!
Forum: Thumpers 12-04-2012, 10:40 PM
Replies: 13,568
Views: 1,344,803
Posted By MC-Shifter
Thanks, just to follow up. I was bleeding it...

Thanks, just to follow up. I was bleeding it through the bleeder valve. Everything was fine. No bubbles coming out. Then we loosened the banjo bolt on the master cyl. Four full pumps of air. Then a...
Forum: Thumpers 12-03-2012, 12:01 PM
Replies: 13,568
Views: 1,344,803
Posted By MC-Shifter
Thanks for all the prompt advice guys. I'm...

Thanks for all the prompt advice guys. I'm unfortunately not going to be able to get to it again until Saturday. But I will try the techniques listed here. Again, thanks for the support!
Forum: Thumpers 12-02-2012, 07:21 PM
Replies: 13,568
Views: 1,344,803
Posted By MC-Shifter
thanks

This is one technique I have not tried. I will do this.

Thanks for the advice, Friends
Forum: Thumpers 12-02-2012, 03:27 PM
Replies: 13,568
Views: 1,344,803
Posted By MC-Shifter
Thanks XpressCS. I've bled it repeatedly. Same...

Thanks XpressCS. I've bled it repeatedly. Same result every time. Bled it at both banjo bolts. No luck
Forum: Thumpers 12-02-2012, 01:47 PM
Replies: 13,568
Views: 1,344,803
Posted By MC-Shifter
Need Front Brake Help

Hey Guys,

Hoping someone can help me out. I bought this CZR system from ebay. The seller has sold a ton of them and has lots of great reviews. But I'm having a strange problem with mine. It fits...
Forum: Thumpers 04-08-2012, 06:45 PM
Replies: 463
Views: 93,219
Posted By MC-Shifter
KLX-Rack

I wish Pro-moto made one. I had one on my WR250. Their kit is excellent. Best I could find is this from Happy Trails:

http://www.happy-trail.com/KLX300/Tail-Rack-KLX300.aspx
...
Forum: Vendors 03-26-2012, 01:51 PM
Replies: 149
Views: 36,780
Posted By MC-Shifter
Does anyone know if the Airob has pockets for...

Does anyone know if the Airob has pockets for chest armor?
Forum: Thumpers 03-10-2012, 06:55 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 5,434
Posted By MC-Shifter
Thanks

I installed new turn signals this weekend. Sure enough, they didn't blink. Gotta love ADVrider. Thaniks for the informative post. $6 later, I'm back in business with a new ELECTRONIC relay. Thanks...
Forum: Americas 03-07-2012, 12:00 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 772
Posted By MC-Shifter
Michigan - Come one. Come all!

http://halas.smugmug.com/photos/i-bDsz3WQ/0/M/i-bDsz3WQ-M.png
Forum: Central From Da Nort Woods to the Plane States 08-07-2011, 04:11 PM
Replies: 11,031
Views: 862,271
Posted By MC-Shifter
Not bad considering it completely vaporized a...

Not bad considering it completely vaporized a couple years ago.

Ride The World!

The destination is the journey.

Long Live "Detroit greetings"
Forum: Ride reports 04-24-2011, 03:54 PM
Replies: 360
Views: 81,043
Posted By MC-Shifter
Donation Sent

Have a safe ride and an epic journey.

Looking forward to your ride report.

Hopefully I've sent enough for a tank of gas!

Cheers
Forum: Central From Da Nort Woods to the Plane States 01-30-2011, 09:03 AM
Replies: 11,031
Views: 862,271
Posted By MC-Shifter
Keep Manistee Forest Open For Riding

Guys I haven't posted in a while, looks like you're having fun on the ice.

Areas in the Manistee Forest are under Bureaucratic attack. Activists are trying to close it to motorized vehicles. This...
Forum: Ride reports 11-23-2009, 06:57 PM
Replies: 79
Views: 39,425
Posted By MC-Shifter
Jay, This is one Tour-de-Force of a ride...

Jay,

This is one Tour-de-Force of a ride report. Incredible detail. Epic photography. Amazing personal resolve. Shifting with your teeth. All told from the saddle of my old bike!

I am truly...
Forum: Ride reports 08-16-2009, 07:10 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 3,795
Posted By MC-Shifter
Thanks to all for the positive feedback on the...

Thanks to all for the positive feedback on the report. There will be much more to come with regard to the documentary. We managed to get some amazing footage of the car and some truly inspiring...
Forum: Central From Da Nort Woods to the Plane States 08-12-2009, 03:24 PM
Replies: 11,031
Views: 862,271
Posted By MC-Shifter
Ride Report Alert

If anyone's interested, I just posted a ride report about Speed Week 2009 out in the Bonneville Salt Flats of Utah:

http://mcshifter.smugmug.com/photos/617997802_G843t-M.jpg

Here's the thread:...
Forum: Ride reports 08-12-2009, 01:22 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 3,795
Posted By MC-Shifter
Dress for it. While it's not cold out on...

Dress for it.

While it's not cold out on the Salt, you still need to cover up. And apply massive amounts of sunblock. I heard of guys who wore shorts and got some sunburn in places where the sun...
Forum: Ride reports 08-12-2009, 01:18 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 3,795
Posted By MC-Shifter
No worries. I asked. Besides, you shared that...

No worries. I asked. Besides, you shared that sweet looking Cobra. Chromed out baby. Throw some more pics in if you want
Forum: Ride reports 08-12-2009, 01:16 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 3,795
Posted By MC-Shifter
Every time you turn around you see something that...

Every time you turn around you see something that truly makes you appreciate the human imagination. In a place where there are no speed limits, there are even fewer limits to creativity:
...
Forum: Ride reports 08-12-2009, 12:52 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 3,795
Posted By MC-Shifter
Thanks for sharing pics. There is a great sense...

Thanks for sharing pics. There is a great sense of comaraderie out there. The tech inspection is not so much there to disqualify racers as it is to help them be safe.
...
Forum: Ride reports 08-12-2009, 12:44 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 3,795
Posted By MC-Shifter
Sweet. Some great pics there, guys. Thanks for...

Sweet. Some great pics there, guys. Thanks for the posts. I thought I saw some fellow ADV riders there.

http://mcshifter.smugmug.com/photos/617997805_x4Hnd-M.jpg

Or, as I believe, the perfect...
Forum: Ride reports 08-12-2009, 12:39 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 3,795
Posted By MC-Shifter
The Ginetta is a tiny car. Kind of like a baby in...

The Ginetta is a tiny car. Kind of like a baby in a way. It's amazing the amount of adults needed to fuss over it at all times.

http://mcshifter.smugmug.com/photos/617997742_tpymy-M.jpg

Here is...
Forum: Ride reports 08-12-2009, 12:30 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 3,795
Posted By MC-Shifter
The energy of a place like the Salt Flats breeds...

The energy of a place like the Salt Flats breeds it's own mystery. When you see statements like this in other places in the world, they seem rote. Here, they ring true in a very profound way:
...
Forum: Ride reports 08-12-2009, 12:24 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 3,795
Posted By MC-Shifter
Salt Rats. I have a new found love for these...

Salt Rats. I have a new found love for these things. You don't have to race to get caught up in the magic of the whole event. There's something about these old retired roadsters that connect you with...
Forum: Ride reports 08-12-2009, 12:15 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 3,795
Posted By MC-Shifter
Those are some wild looking bikes. Thanks for...

Those are some wild looking bikes. Thanks for sharing. Did you race either or both of those?
Forum: Ride reports 08-12-2009, 12:14 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 3,795
Posted By MC-Shifter
The variety of vehicles out here will blow your...

The variety of vehicles out here will blow your mind. In a good way. I mean you really feel like you're on another planet. If you even have a little gear head in you, you gotta see it. It doesn't...
Forum: Ride reports 08-12-2009, 12:07 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 3,795
Posted By MC-Shifter
Ever since I saw World's Fastest Indian, I've...

Ever since I saw World's Fastest Indian, I've been curious about the Salt Flats. It's such a trip. Every time of day is magical. But so far, a high point has been sunrise:
...
Forum: Ride reports 08-12-2009, 12:00 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 3,795
Posted By MC-Shifter
It's pretty amazing. There are lots of thunderous...

It's pretty amazing. There are lots of thunderous engines out there. But the Ginetta has a sound all its own. As you can see from some of the pics, we have boom mics covering everything. So I will...
Forum: Ride reports 08-12-2009, 11:10 AM
Replies: 42
Views: 3,795
Posted By MC-Shifter
Under the hood is a 1-liter as in ONE liter...

Under the hood is a 1-liter as in ONE liter inline 4. It's a Cosworth MAE. He is competing in 2 classes. Modified Sports and GT.

http://mcshifter.smugmug.com/photos/617997857_aKtfC-M.jpg
...
Forum: Ride reports 08-12-2009, 10:54 AM
Replies: 42
Views: 3,795
Posted By MC-Shifter
And now in the true MC-Shifter style of...

And now in the true MC-Shifter style of non-linear story telling, I will digress.

http://mcshifter.smugmug.com/photos/617997594_Gh9js-M.jpg

I'm actually in Bonneville this week for a...
Forum: Ride reports 08-12-2009, 10:45 AM
Replies: 42
Views: 3,795
Posted By MC-Shifter
I literally felt like I was on another planet. No...

I literally felt like I was on another planet. No vegetation for miles. The adrenaline pumping sound of every imaginable engine racing along the bleeding edge of R&D attempting to set land speed...
Forum: Ride reports 08-12-2009, 10:38 AM
Replies: 42
Views: 3,795
Posted By MC-Shifter
Flat Out On The Salt

I love reading ride reports that cover multiple weeks across thousands of miles. But now and again, you find yourself in one contained location that merits its own report. Speed Week on the...
Forum: Central From Da Nort Woods to the Plane States 06-30-2009, 07:10 PM
Replies: 11,031
Views: 862,271
Posted By MC-Shifter
Nice looking footage. What kind of camera are you...

Nice looking footage. What kind of camera are you using?
Forum: Central From Da Nort Woods to the Plane States 06-30-2009, 07:09 PM
Replies: 11,031
Views: 862,271
Posted By MC-Shifter
Andy, I didn't ride with you a couple of weeks...

Andy, I didn't ride with you a couple of weeks ago. And yes, those are roads the NOMADS have covered in the past. I saved that route from riding with a couple of NOMADS last year. Hope you enjoyed...
Forum: Central From Da Nort Woods to the Plane States 06-29-2009, 12:49 PM
Replies: 11,031
Views: 862,271
Posted By MC-Shifter
I didn't ride with the Nomads over the weekend....

I didn't ride with the Nomads over the weekend. But I have many times in the past. Here is a route of one of the rides. It's not the one that goes through the Ortonville State Park Rec Area, Mud...
Forum: Central From Da Nort Woods to the Plane States 06-23-2009, 07:07 AM
Replies: 11,031
Views: 862,271
Posted By MC-Shifter
Bruno, nice work on the video. Fun to relive the...

Bruno, nice work on the video. Fun to relive the ride a little. Perfect weather. Slammin' route. We are very lucky to have the GLDS. For those of you who are not familiar, I highly recommend.
...
Forum: Central From Da Nort Woods to the Plane States 04-15-2009, 08:32 AM
Replies: 11,031
Views: 862,271
Posted By MC-Shifter
Looks like Operation Urban Assault is gaining...

Looks like Operation Urban Assault is gaining some interest. Goose and I will put some thought to a route.
Forum: Central From Da Nort Woods to the Plane States 04-14-2009, 09:02 PM
Replies: 11,031
Views: 862,271
Posted By MC-Shifter
Thanks for posting the video, B. Brings back...

Thanks for posting the video, B. Brings back great Chandler memories. (Like before I had to ride bitch on the back of Goose's wife's xt225)

Now as for this Urban Ride Report, glad to know there is...
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