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Old 01-14-2013, 06:07 PM   #421
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You're right. This is the laid back tag o Rama.
There's no tag police In This thread reminding you something was tagged back in 1997.

THE TAG STANDS
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Old 01-16-2013, 10:01 AM   #422
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What a great day to ride!! I only had time to ride around the yard. No time for a tag today. Its about 50degF in the sunshine.
Any taggers today?
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Old 01-16-2013, 11:20 AM   #423
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What a great day to ride!! I only had time to ride around the yard. No time for a tag today. Its about 50degF in the sunshine.
Any taggers today?
I decided January was a good month to do some long overdue work on the Ural. Tires,bearings,valves,carbs..... who knew we would have any decent riding weather!?!?

The two wheelers are in hibernation until spring....... so no tags for me.

I should be back in business in a week or so.

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Old 01-20-2013, 11:54 AM   #424
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What? No taggers today? Its sunny!
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Old 01-20-2013, 12:03 PM   #425
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What? No taggers today? Its sunny!
Yesterday would have been a perfect day to fix my recycled tag - but I had my bike apart for my annual brake fluid bleed. Today I'm hauling kids around and missing the nice sunshine.

I do hope someone else gets out there. Fire up the electric heat gadgets and hit the road.
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Old 01-23-2013, 08:38 AM   #426
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Hey toad? Didn't you see the guy on a Ural in a blizzard in Indy?
Snow and low temps should be no hindrance for the Ural, its FROM Siberia, after all.
This tag shouldn't stand a chance against the Ural.
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Old 01-23-2013, 12:47 PM   #427
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Hey toad? Didn't you see the guy on a Ural in a blizzard in Indy?
Snow and low temps should be no hindrance for the Ural, its FROM Siberia, after all.
This tag shouldn't stand a chance against the Ural.
You are correct. Ive ridden right thru the past 4 or 5 winters...

This was taken on our last ride a couple weeks back now


Makes for a great Snowmobile, Ice buggy ... as well as ATV, puller out of shrubs and of course Motorcycle

Winter in michigan means lots of salt... even with the best of spray coatings to protect (a real pain to clean off in the spring)... salt + metal = rust

The end result of that is this:


Wheels off -

Wheels tore down - Scrapping the old, now very rusty steel rims in favor of new Aluminum rims. I hope to have them by the end of the week....

Ive cleaned and painted the hubs, cleaned and repacked the bearings, once I get the new rims - relace, true them up... and off we goooooooooooooooooooo ... thats the plan anyway


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Old 01-24-2013, 04:51 AM   #428
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Did you ever try salt away?

The g/s has had masses doses of the stuff after a couple of winters on The jersey turnpike.
It might be a myth though, I still have deer whistles on the fender, even though snow bum says they're fake.
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Old 01-26-2013, 08:02 PM   #429
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Admittedly, I haven't read this yet...

Link is to the following article:
Analysis and effectiveness of deer whistles for motor vehicles: frequencies, levels, and animal threshold responses

Peter M. Scheifele


http://www.bioacoustics.uconn.edu/re...26%20FINAL.pdf
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Old 01-27-2013, 06:56 AM   #430
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Well, I feel silly. Deer whistles are fake.
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Old 01-28-2013, 09:19 AM   #431
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Oh no, not this shit again!

Deer whistles? We're supposed to have this argument in the fall. OK, I read the link. I am intrested in this subject. So, according to the study, the deer can hear the closed whistle at 3khz but the open whistle at 12khz is too high for them to hear? Whatever. Here's my study, my butt dyno test if you will. This has to be long winded to get the point across, so bear with me and I'll try to condense. I lived in Ortonville and worked midnights in Romeo. About 30 miles of mixed farm land. Coming home nightly at about 2:30am through deer strike alley. I routinely saw every type of nocternal critter out there. Deer, coon, skunk, rabbit, possum, owls, frogs....One night, BAM! Dumb deer runs into my driver side door. Hard. So, I put deer whistles on my car. Over the next week or two I noticed that I was seeing alot less critters of all types. Especially the small ones. Life went on and I forgot about it. After a year or two the whistles fell off or got blown off in the car wash, whatever, I didn't think much about it. But, the incidences of critter sighting of all types increased. Hit a small critter once in a while and then...BAM! Dumb deer runs into my right front fender. Hard. Then I said to myself, self, maybe you should replace those deer whistles. So I did. And the circumstances repeated themselves. I realized an immediate reduction in critter sightings of all types. Not to say I never see them, cause I do. Just not as often. This all happened back in the mid 90's. I have kept deer whistles on all my vehicles ever since. I still live and commute daily in deer strike alley. I have not hit a deer since, and have hit maybe only two small critters. Coincidence? maybe. Do they work? Dunno. I'll choose my words cautiously and say that they do have an effect. For $ 10 bucks, I'm willing to continue to gamble with them. I've pissed away dumber money than that. I just consider them a good luck charm. One thing I can say for sure and that is they are at least 10% more effective than road bells!
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Old 01-28-2013, 11:05 AM   #432
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Deer

Mama deer, do you hear that whistling sound?

Papa deer, I do, what do you think it is?

Mama deer, not sure maybe we should run out there and see.



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Old 02-07-2013, 07:49 AM   #433
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I regret making a joke involving the i-75 pileup. There were lots of people injured and killed. I realized later it was inappropriate to joke about.
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Old 02-09-2013, 03:26 PM   #434
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Oh man, I thought someone would get the tag today for sure. There's still tomorrow!
Temps rising until 1pm...then rail later. Should be warm and dry around 2
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Old 02-09-2013, 04:46 PM   #435
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Hmmm...

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Oh man, I thought someone would get the tag today for sure. There's still tomorrow!
Temps rising until 1pm...then rail later. Should be warm and dry around 2
We'll see - gotta get out of my sub first.
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