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Forum: Beasts Today, 06:15 AM
Replies: 25,610
Views: 4,841,226
Posted By Wreckchecker
The levers are simple steel. Take them to any...

The levers are simple steel. Take them to any welding shop if all you want is to lengthen them.
Watch the shift lever hitting the left side of the engine.
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains Today, 06:09 AM
Replies: 5,151
Views: 202,740
Posted By Wreckchecker
I apply a little common sense to where I go. I...

I apply a little common sense to where I go.
I believe in people and in their inherently good natures.

For the rest, there's Smith & Wesson.
:evil
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains Today, 06:04 AM
Replies: 11,607
Views: 730,830
Posted By Wreckchecker
Bad day? “I’ve discovered that you can’t...

Bad day?

“I’ve discovered that you can’t change people.”  - Jim Rohn

“Some people come in our life as blessings. Some come in your life as lessons.”
- Mother Teresa
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains Today, 05:18 AM
Replies: 5,151
Views: 202,740
Posted By Wreckchecker
Scotty - wtf? So does this mean that you...

Scotty -

wtf? So does this mean that you know somebody?

Who knows somebody?

Who can predict the future?

:bueller
:lol3
Forum: Thumpers 11-18-2014, 04:11 AM
Replies: 45,868
Views: 9,070,891
Posted By Wreckchecker
I believe the plastic is polypropylene, so a melt...

I believe the plastic is polypropylene, so a melt temp of about 380F and softening temp quite a bit less, so yes, you could change the shape with heat. After all, it's how they mold it.

I've done...
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 11-17-2014, 12:52 PM
Replies: 5,151
Views: 202,740
Posted By Wreckchecker
If it doesn't come with the machine gun, what...

If it doesn't come with the machine gun, what good is it for commuting?
:D
Forum: Beasts 11-17-2014, 07:15 AM
Replies: 25,610
Views: 4,841,226
Posted By Wreckchecker
Tonto was the dumbest guy playing an indian ever,...

Tonto was the dumbest guy playing an indian ever, which fits for the Spanish translation of the name (moron).

The Lone Ranger always told Tonto to go scout ahead, Tonto would get caught, got the...
Forum: The Garage 11-16-2014, 09:39 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,029
Posted By Wreckchecker
+1 This isn't fear-mongering, you really...

+1

This isn't fear-mongering, you really did get lucky. Every time you struck an arc there was a huge voltage spike and every time you broke the arc, all that current you were drawing hammered...
Forum: Beasts 11-16-2014, 09:21 AM
Replies: 25,610
Views: 4,841,226
Posted By Wreckchecker
Happy birthday Gramps. We're getting old...

Happy birthday Gramps.

We're getting old when we remember the original of "Who was that masked man?"
:evil
Forum: Beasts 11-16-2014, 09:18 AM
Replies: 25,610
Views: 4,841,226
Posted By Wreckchecker
Congratulations! It's also got enough...

Congratulations!

It's also got enough surplus electric power to run full heated gear.
The only things to slow you now are ice and roadsalt.
Forum: Thumpers 11-15-2014, 07:00 AM
Replies: 45,868
Views: 9,070,891
Posted By Wreckchecker
Actually, the plain version of Simple Green...

Actually, the plain version of Simple Green corrodes and was banned from Army Aviation shortly after it was introduced. (This was a long time ago.)

Motorcycles have LOTS of aluminum and unpainted...
Forum: Trip Planning 11-14-2014, 09:08 PM
Replies: 197
Views: 24,737
Posted By Wreckchecker
But too many leave it hungry, cold, and poor. To...

But too many leave it hungry, cold, and poor. To not be one, the key is balance.
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 11-14-2014, 09:07 PM
Replies: 3,303
Views: 446,908
Posted By Wreckchecker
Hey now! :brow I grew up here and lane split...

Hey now!
:brow
I grew up here and lane split Canal Road and the Whitehurst when they are locked up.

Errmm - theoretically of course.
:poser
Forum: Thumpers 11-14-2014, 11:19 AM
Replies: 45,868
Views: 9,070,891
Posted By Wreckchecker
+1 on the Pivot Pegz

+1 on the Pivot Pegz
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 11-14-2014, 11:16 AM
Replies: 3,303
Views: 446,908
Posted By Wreckchecker
I have a sticker on my top box that is fairly...

I have a sticker on my top box that is fairly prominent stating
THIS IS
MY CAR

People don't catch the connotation that I could be taking up the space of a much larger vehicle. My truck for...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 11-14-2014, 06:29 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,632
Posted By Wreckchecker
Release Nov 7 and no theaters in our two cities...

Release Nov 7 and no theaters in our two cities playing it Nov 14.
Guess I'll have to wait for the little screen release.
Forum: Thumpers 11-13-2014, 05:29 AM
Replies: 45,868
Views: 9,070,891
Posted By Wreckchecker
I tried an Ikea cutting board years ago for a KLR...

I tried an Ikea cutting board years ago for a KLR and the plastic was too thin. Strapping something to it caused the plastic to just bend.

Hope they've changed and are thicker now.
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 11-13-2014, 05:02 AM
Replies: 3,303
Views: 446,908
Posted By Wreckchecker
Actually, people don't hog the left lanes in...

Actually, people don't hog the left lanes in Germany because it's illegal. The law is to stay to the right and the Polizei really do enforce it with expensive tickets. This one I personally know,...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 11-13-2014, 04:57 AM
Replies: 164
Views: 10,788
Posted By Wreckchecker
This isn't skiing and what you wrote has been...

This isn't skiing and what you wrote has been repeatedly proven wrong by numerous studies. The famous Hurt report was one which found that people in conspicuous clothes were under-represented in...
Forum: Beasts 11-12-2014, 05:57 AM
Replies: 25,610
Views: 4,841,226
Posted By Wreckchecker
I just tasted vomit.

I just tasted vomit.
Forum: Trip Planning 11-12-2014, 05:51 AM
Replies: 197
Views: 24,737
Posted By Wreckchecker
People with holes in their resumes, lots of...

People with holes in their resumes, lots of generalities, and experience which doesn't add to years in specific posting requirements? Those will never make it past the Human Resources group to the...
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 11-11-2014, 09:26 AM
Replies: 5,151
Views: 202,740
Posted By Wreckchecker
Duh, my bad Large.

Duh, my bad
Large.
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 11-11-2014, 08:53 AM
Replies: 5,151
Views: 202,740
Posted By Wreckchecker
I'll give it to my daughter tomorrow night unless...

I'll give it to my daughter tomorrow night unless somebody else comes by the house today. It's up to these others whether they rate going to honor your "dibs" cuz I just want it gone.

btw & fwiw -...
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 11-11-2014, 08:46 AM
Replies: 5,151
Views: 202,740
Posted By Wreckchecker
New BILT Explorer Discovery helmet

Yep. Doing some cleaning and it looks like this:
http://s7d9.scene7.com/is/image/CycleGear/web1011511~200897?id=wg1SV1&fmt=jpg&fit=constrain,1&wid=350&hei=350

I put a couple of stickers on it,...
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 11-11-2014, 08:42 AM
Replies: 5,151
Views: 202,740
Posted By Wreckchecker
Free GPS - You pick up

I have an older Magellan Meridian Platinum hiking GPS that can go to the first person to pick it up. There are threads about these and it looks like this photo from the web:...
Forum: The Garage 11-11-2014, 08:24 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 642
Posted By Wreckchecker
Totally different type of application and...

Totally different type of application and loading. The JB Weld is going to be under a much worse load at the perch. If the OP wants to try a repair, I'd strip the part and get it welded.

Or since...
Forum: The Garage 11-11-2014, 08:13 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 369
Posted By Wreckchecker
Listen to Sorebutt. The tire makers actually do...

Listen to Sorebutt. The tire makers actually do have good reasons to provide an inflation pressure. In slow rocky stuff, it is to keep from bottoming and pinching.

Rolling on a road flexes the...
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 11-11-2014, 06:38 AM
Replies: 5,151
Views: 202,740
Posted By Wreckchecker
WOW Glad that your guy is going to recover, but...

WOW
Glad that your guy is going to recover, but that is horrible.
Your dogs are sweeties. What the hardware store needs is a big protective pooch like AnotherGuy's.
Forum: Ride reports 11-11-2014, 06:30 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 3,373
Posted By Wreckchecker
Glad to see you are roughing it. 0.00014 degree...

Glad to see you are roughing it.
0.00014 degree is 51 feet, so it sounds like you made the equator.

Are there any issues with bandits on the roads there?
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 11-10-2014, 08:16 PM
Replies: 5,151
Views: 202,740
Posted By Wreckchecker
LOL he's training you. Karen's fleagle gets...

LOL he's training you.

Karen's fleagle gets up every morning at 4:50 whining for breakfast and her pee-walk.
10 till 5 in the friggin cold morning.
This is a source of major frustration and...
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 11-10-2014, 06:19 PM
Replies: 5,151
Views: 202,740
Posted By Wreckchecker
Columbia is a beautiful country with beautiful...

Columbia is a beautiful country with beautiful green mountains, wonderful people, and others who learned during their hard times to survive through kidnapping and ransom. It's one of those places...
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 11-10-2014, 06:05 PM
Replies: 5,151
Views: 202,740
Posted By Wreckchecker
AnotherGuy - That is one SUPER good looking...

AnotherGuy - That is one SUPER good looking friend you have!
Total loyalty and they sure can be smart.
http://i198.photobucket.com/albums/aa87/Checkswrecks/Family%20stuff/file_zps8877657a.jpg ...
Forum: Thumpers 11-10-2014, 07:38 AM
Replies: 45,868
Views: 9,070,891
Posted By Wreckchecker
The bike can be laid diagonally on it's side onto...

The bike can be laid diagonally on it's side onto cardboard boxes in a regular van. Or ask at the local motorcycle shops about who locally can transport a small motorcycle for a few Euros.
Forum: Thumpers 11-10-2014, 07:36 AM
Replies: 45,868
Views: 9,070,891
Posted By Wreckchecker
I have the same light and frame. You can easily...

I have the same light and frame. You can easily make a mud flap with a piece of car bumper cover, free from most any body shop. Make curves to fit with an $18 Harbor Freight heat gun.
Forum: Ride reports 11-09-2014, 10:34 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 3,373
Posted By Wreckchecker
Hi Marty - Subscribed! Looks like a GREAT...

Hi Marty -

Subscribed! Looks like a GREAT trip.
:clap

You'll probably only get spotty coverage, but might try downloading a "follow me" app for your phone.
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 11-09-2014, 10:27 AM
Replies: 3,303
Views: 446,908
Posted By Wreckchecker
I've been commuting for a lot of years and do...

I've been commuting for a lot of years and do enjoy the simplicity of my WR250. But for commuting, the ABS and traction control on the Super Tenere have both saved my bacon more than once. I leave...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 11-09-2014, 10:23 AM
Replies: 3,303
Views: 446,908
Posted By Wreckchecker
If you are on a fully faired GL and your worry is...

If you are on a fully faired GL and your worry is just about your hands, I'd suggest just getting grip warmers. The cords for the gloves can be a nuisance, plus you will need a controller.
Forum: Beasts 11-08-2014, 11:18 AM
Replies: 25,610
Views: 4,841,226
Posted By Wreckchecker
How many miles are you up to? Never mind, I'm...

How many miles are you up to?
Never mind, I'm not selling mine and have enough miles that I'm screwed regardless.
Forum: Regional forums 11-08-2014, 11:11 AM
Replies: 5,884
Views: 615,494
Posted By Wreckchecker
Thanks for taking us along, Esteener :clap

Thanks for taking us along, Esteener
:clap
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 11-07-2014, 11:56 AM
Replies: 3,303
Views: 446,908
Posted By Wreckchecker
:rofl We get 116 rain days a year in DC/MD. If...

:rofl
We get 116 rain days a year in DC/MD. If the guy is a commuter, he's retiring the old gear because it's water-logged.
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