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Forum: Thumpers 08-20-2014, 08:11 PM
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Posted By dirtykdx
For the knurling, I went at mine with some oil...

For the knurling, I went at mine with some oil and 400 grit wet sand paper (because it's what I had on hand, bigger grit would have been better). Anyway, that knocked the diameter back down and let...
Forum: Central From Da Nort Woods to the Plane States 08-18-2014, 12:02 PM
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Views: 291,961
Posted By dirtykdx
Pretty sure he was just pointing out the clues...

Pretty sure he was just pointing out the clues narrow it down quite a bit...

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Forum: Thumpers 08-17-2014, 09:05 AM
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Posted By dirtykdx
The swing arm should be able to be treated...

The swing arm should be able to be treated exactly like a steel bicycle frame. After the drain holes are placed spray the inside and rotated it around for an even coating of boiled linseed oil,...
Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 08-16-2014, 08:42 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 590
Posted By dirtykdx
CD = Contental Divide. To the east of it water...

CD = Contental Divide. To the east of it water drains to the east of the content. West, to the west. ;-)

Pie town is a little town along the route that is at the intersection of the route and Hwy...
Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 08-15-2014, 03:59 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 590
Posted By dirtykdx
Not really problems, but with all the activity...

Not really problems, but with all the activity down by the border and that leg of the route not being the most interesting, I figure I'd avoid the hassle and break off rather than going down there...
Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 08-15-2014, 02:23 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 590
Posted By dirtykdx
Wow, that was quick. Thanks very much, that looks...

Wow, that was quick. Thanks very much, that looks to fit nicely and parallels the highway enough that I can run different sections depending on what kind of time I'm making.
Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 08-15-2014, 02:03 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 590
Posted By dirtykdx
Recommendations? Pie Town, NM to Prescott, AZ

I leave for a CDR trip next Friday, well my sister is due shortly after I leave with my first nephew. With the border hassles, I'd already considered cutting off the CDR south of Pie Town, so I'm...
Forum: Some Assembly Required 08-12-2014, 09:36 AM
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Posted By dirtykdx
If you have to ask why, then you'll probably...

If you have to ask why, then you'll probably never understand.

Interesting build, I'm definitely following your build here, getting some ideas of my own. Keep at it!

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Forum: Thumpers 08-06-2014, 07:59 AM
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Posted By dirtykdx
I run Rotella T 15W40 in all my dirt bikes...

I run Rotella T 15W40 in all my dirt bikes (except the auto) - because that's the only one that is jaso-ma and has worked well in the past. But on dirt bikes I change the oil quite often. I'll...
Forum: Thumpers 07-24-2014, 07:52 PM
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Posted By dirtykdx
I used a can of sound deadening undercoating in...

I used a can of sound deadening undercoating in mine. Just layered it up pretty thick. Put some truck bed liner on the side wings (outside). It does pretty well, but you can still tell it's on there.
Forum: Ride reports 07-22-2014, 08:13 AM
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Views: 17,446
Posted By dirtykdx
Yeah, this has me hooked as well. I'm a few years...

Yeah, this has me hooked as well. I'm a few years older. Staring 30 in the eye, only a month away. Taking my first trip longer than a few days (17) shortly after. Also on BMW 650 single (in husky...
Forum: Central From Da Nort Woods to the Plane States 07-15-2014, 06:52 PM
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Posted By dirtykdx
Now that's a tagging I can get in on... Looks...

Now that's a tagging I can get in on... Looks tasty.

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Forum: Central From Da Nort Woods to the Plane States 07-04-2014, 06:39 AM
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Posted By dirtykdx
The Parallel Pkwy shop was what 1969 until maybe...

The Parallel Pkwy shop was what 1969 until maybe 2008, then the K7 shop until last year.

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Forum: Thumpers 07-03-2014, 02:30 PM
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Posted By dirtykdx
Or leave the tail intact, get rid of the heavy...

Or leave the tail intact, get rid of the heavy metal piece and get the brmoto side racks that have an awesomely positioned cross brace that zip ties to the fender (others likely have a cross brace...
Forum: Central From Da Nort Woods to the Plane States 07-02-2014, 05:06 PM
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Posted By dirtykdx
So, where was this one and how'd you find it? I...

So, where was this one and how'd you find it? I searched a bit for it, but never came up with anything.

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Forum: Thumpers 07-01-2014, 04:25 PM
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Posted By dirtykdx
The seals on the bearings can be carefully lifted...

The seals on the bearings can be carefully lifted off with the tip of a knife, then you can pack it full of grease and put the seal back on. More than likely it's pretty bare under the seal.

Sent...
Forum: Thumpers 06-27-2014, 08:37 PM
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Posted By dirtykdx
Skid plate gives you the added bonus of a lift...

Skid plate gives you the added bonus of a lift point... If you're not going for the sw-motech center stand.

Radiator is vulnerable, so crash bars are needed... If you crash. I went with skid...
Forum: GPS Tracks - Central, Texas & Gulf States 06-26-2014, 03:23 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,743
Posted By dirtykdx
Camp sites?

I was thinking about doing some of this as a 2-3 day shake down trip. Doesn't seem to be a lot of options for camping along the way though.

So far, I'm only coming up with these being remotely...
Forum: Thumpers 06-23-2014, 01:23 PM
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Posted By dirtykdx
I think it's probably like in car engines, it's...

I think it's probably like in car engines, it's the version of the casting for the block (2006 - revision 4). Since the cases don't change often, the same casting is used for years. For instance, I...
Forum: Central From Da Nort Woods to the Plane States 06-20-2014, 05:26 AM
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Posted By dirtykdx
http://www.roadsideamerica.com/tip/41533 ...

http://www.roadsideamerica.com/tip/41533

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Forum: Central From Da Nort Woods to the Plane States 06-19-2014, 02:33 PM
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Posted By dirtykdx
Well, I could give it away, but nope...At first,...

Well, I could give it away, but nope...At first, I couldn't tell where it was, but the picture has a give away in it. I just don't have any plans on going over that way.

BTW that wasn't there the...
Forum: Thumpers 06-19-2014, 08:04 AM
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Posted By dirtykdx
Concerning the ECU, I think a couple things are...

Concerning the ECU, I think a couple things are happening.

1) People are underestimating microcontrollers.
2) People are overestimating what AI is.

Microcontrollers have come a long way in...
Forum: Thumpers 06-18-2014, 02:37 PM
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Posted By dirtykdx
http://advrider.com/forums/showpost.php?p=24039871...

http://advrider.com/forums/showpost.php?p=24039871&postcount=3888
http://advrider.com/forums/showpost.php?p=24127502&postcount=4006

But uh...yeah...I wanted to keep this on the downlow until I...
Forum: Thumpers 06-18-2014, 09:18 AM
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Posted By dirtykdx
Excellent Charlie, keep us updated. That was...

Excellent Charlie, keep us updated. That was basically my train of thought as well, as my eruption has become so ineffective after 10 months that I removed it the other night.

Sent from my...
Forum: Central From Da Nort Woods to the Plane States 06-17-2014, 11:02 AM
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Posted By dirtykdx
Thanks. It's a good bike, quirks aside. Alas, a 1...

Thanks. It's a good bike, quirks aside. Alas, a 1 year wonder...not sure what I'm going to look for after I get 100k miles out of it.




Whew, last time I was there (table just to the left of...
Forum: Central From Da Nort Woods to the Plane States 06-15-2014, 08:17 AM
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Posted By dirtykdx
Yep, hints to keep things moving along. Weather...

Yep, hints to keep things moving along. Weather turned out pretty good today, so ride on.

Built in 1913.

8500 people were here for a homecoming in 1953.

1979 saw it added to the National...
Forum: Central From Da Nort Woods to the Plane States 06-14-2014, 07:27 AM
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Views: 291,961
Posted By dirtykdx
And pull one out of my archive. Don't believe I...

And pull one out of my archive. Don't believe I ever saw this one used.

As for hints, there's a famous local that has had some pictures taken here.

It's still in use today, and not near so...
Forum: Central From Da Nort Woods to the Plane States 06-14-2014, 07:18 AM
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Views: 291,961
Posted By dirtykdx
Saw a 800gs gassing up in Chillicothe, so I...

Saw a 800gs gassing up in Chillicothe, so I figured I needed to post up.
http://img.tapatalk.com/d/14/06/14/u8u3y9y2.jpg

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Forum: Central From Da Nort Woods to the Plane States 06-13-2014, 07:22 PM
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Views: 291,961
Posted By dirtykdx
Eh, it's not worth the comment after comment of...

Eh, it's not worth the comment after comment of replaying tags. 481 posts, pain in the ass to mark off what's been done and what hasn't. If each tag, once completed was displayed with coordinates, we...
Forum: Americas 06-12-2014, 02:14 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 427
Posted By dirtykdx
There looks to be quite a few options.

There looks to be quite a few options.
Forum: Americas 06-12-2014, 07:12 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 427
Posted By dirtykdx
Sure enough... ...

Sure enough...
http://www.craftbeer.com/breweries/brewery-locator/find-a-us-brewery

I'll add the ones they've got shown that are along the route.

Those Montana folks sure like to brew it,...
Forum: Americas 06-11-2014, 03:26 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 427
Posted By dirtykdx
Excellent, that one fits perfectly. Thanks!

Excellent, that one fits perfectly. Thanks!
Forum: Americas 06-11-2014, 02:22 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 427
Posted By dirtykdx
Wicked CDR - The Brewery Tour

As I was sitting around with some friends drinking some of my favorite beer, Moose Drool (a reward for helping them move a couch). I got the idea to modify my route a bit for my solo CDR trip that...
Forum: Ride reports 06-11-2014, 09:30 AM
Replies: 121
Views: 17,446
Posted By dirtykdx
The only part I'm not sure about on your process...

The only part I'm not sure about on your process is storing food in hard cases on your bike. The scent is the big thing, we always did bear bags hanging up in a tree. Ripping open a hardcase or...
Forum: Thumpers 06-09-2014, 08:12 AM
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Views: 552,724
Posted By dirtykdx
Don't limit yourself to the WRX forks. 46mm used...

Don't limit yourself to the WRX forks. 46mm used to be a pretty common size.

Kayaba 46mm from around 99-01 era MX bikes are pretty common (re: cheap). They will all have axle diameters larger...
Forum: Thumpers 06-06-2014, 09:07 PM
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Views: 552,724
Posted By dirtykdx
That link works for me... I'm viewing from...

That link works for me... I'm viewing from tapatalk on my phone.
Forum: Americas 06-05-2014, 02:24 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,775
Posted By dirtykdx
I'm planning a solo trip from North to South in...

I'm planning a solo trip from North to South in late August.

I have it penciled in to hit the Canadian border and start south on 8/24. Then taking a slight detour off the normal route and hitting...
Forum: Thumpers 06-02-2014, 04:25 PM
Replies: 4,888
Views: 552,724
Posted By dirtykdx
Hey now, ain't nothing wrong with Kansas. Outside...

Hey now, ain't nothing wrong with Kansas. Outside of the whole law makers being idiots that is, but that's a universal issue. Oh, and all the damn KU fans. I could go without them too.

Sent from...
Forum: Thumpers 05-29-2014, 07:04 PM
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Views: 552,724
Posted By dirtykdx
That sensor in the box is the air temp sensor. It...

That sensor in the box is the air temp sensor. It won't have any problem even if it's touching the foam.

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Forum: Central From Da Nort Woods to the Plane States 04-01-2014, 03:50 PM
Replies: 4,999
Views: 291,961
Posted By dirtykdx
That was a quick find...neat too. Not going to be...

That was a quick find...neat too. Not going to be able to get there with enough light to get a picture though until next week.

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