|05-17-2012, 03:14 PM||#5836|
Joined: Jul 2009
Location: Seattle & Skagit Valley
Blog of my adventures: www.BestScenicRoutes.com
"When all else fails get a bigger hammer."
|05-17-2012, 05:35 PM||#5837|
Howling "Mad", Adventurer
Joined: Aug 2001
Location: Granite Falls, Washington State, USA
I just got one of these CHEAP chainsaw sharpeners, it works VERY WELL. Yes its CHEAP but if you use it properly it does a very nice job of sharpening the chain. I have just done three chains in the time it would have taken me to do one properly by hand using a file and a guide. All the teeth are the same length and sharpened at the same angle, took it out and tried it on some downed large tree limbs works just phcukin wonderful, thanks for the link "grinns"
Dave, aka "Mr. Cob" Want a STEEL SKID PLATE for your Ural, contact me for details.
My photos, http://mr-cob.smugmug.com/ Help a CHEAP bastard keep his Smugmug, use this coupon ( geyYbNZwLLrl6 ) thank you.
|05-17-2012, 06:08 PM||#5838|
Joined: Jan 2006
Location: Springfield,,,,like the Simpsons,,,orygun
thanks for the report Mr.Cob,,I was wondering what you'd come up with in your search. Do you hafta wear your "see biggers" to operate it?
Does it also take down the rakers or do ya still need to do them by hand?
I so seldom use my saw anymore,, I'll just get an extra strong pair of reading glasses, and file away by hand,,but it is good to know that some things work.
Like lots of HF stuff, if you are careful, and gentle with things, they work okay. HF has warrantees available on some products, like their auto-darkening welding hood. Guaranteed for life,,even if I drive a truck over it,,so,, pay the extra 8 bucks,, and just go get a new one when this one's ashtrays get full!
thanks MonkeyButt for that tip,,works as well as my $279 hood did before it died.
You be careful! chainsaws are like motosickles! DANGEROUS!
"Shut up and listen. You won't learn a thing with your mouth running.",,
|05-17-2012, 07:42 PM||#5839|
Joined: Apr 2011
Location: Pacific nw
KTM 950r super enduro "FOR SALE"
2007 KTM 950r super enduro in excellent condition. No mods, all stock. 1235 miles.
Cash preferred. No trades. $11,200 obo.
email for photos
2000 cr250r, 2007 KTM 950se, 2010 KTM 450 xcw, 2005 KTM 50 jr
oldandslo screwed with this post 05-20-2012 at 01:36 PM
|05-17-2012, 08:51 PM||#5840|
Joined: Mar 2008
Location: southeast of seattle
FS: Clarke 4 gallon tank for xrl
if you keep poor...the struggle is simple
my photos http://jskustoms.smugmug.com/
save yourself some $ with my smuggy discount code qvMaWy1bTFU7c
|05-18-2012, 12:38 AM||#5841|
Joined: Jan 2010
Location: olympia, washington
2007 ktm 950se
I will text walter in the morning and let him know about the need to edit his add.
I will also try to help load some photos...
If in Olympia, Wa. eat dinner here...
1996 Kawasaki gPZ1100 43k miles... 1999 dr350se. 1978 cb750f Cafe. 2005 yz250 racer
|05-18-2012, 07:45 AM||#5842|
sshhh, don't tell my wife
Joined: Apr 2009
Location: Not on the wet side anymore
The only two things you will need is water and fish....
Life is better when there is thumping exciting between your legs...
2004 950 Adventure (Thanks SASR)
2009 KLR 650
|05-19-2012, 11:13 AM||#5843|
Back in the saddle again
Joined: Jul 2007
Location: Shoshone, Idaho
So convince me to sell it and it could be yours.
Last weekend I blew off some chores after working to hard on too many chores already. Thinking I'd do some trail riding up near Stanley I took off North-bond only to find trails are closed till Memorial Day! Thinking all I need is issues riding trails that aren't open and being by myself I bailed on the trails.
Being I ride a dual sport this left swerves and curves as an option so I took to canyon carving, something I am much more adapt at than any form of dirt riding. As I am a flat lander now it's been a while since I have had a bike on mountain roads but it came back just like riding a bike. Soon I'm braking the front going into corners and slightly washing the rear with throttle and gears coming out of slower corners.
As I down shift after slowing behind a Harley I see the bike wobble in front of me (Spooked the rider I guess), I grab a hand full, rip past the twin and catch him in the rear view doing another wobble. With the ape hanger behind me I begin to lower the lean angle touching a boot and start pushing the apexes to places I have only been on sport bikes.
With the Harley a good two miles behind I dive for a pull out popping gears down and hammering both brakes with a slight slide I make it to a safe stop. I hop off the bike, grab a smoke, sit down and soon the Harley passes by.
Looking at the river running by half thinking of what fish could be lurking and reflecting on the reason I had quit riding motorcycles years ago.
I had the ex on the back of my Mom's bike, front suspension bottomed and rear wheel off the ground running into a corner on the Ortega Hwy in Cali playing with a sport bike and Mom's ride was a cruiser bike.
This kind of stupidity has cost me drivers licenses, higher insurance rates and luckily not much more. The exact reason I went to dual sport motorcycles being I could do my adrenalin rushes in the dirt and not have to trailer a bike to do so.
This same bike a 2001 640 is likely too much bike for me in the dirt or my lack of dirt riding abilities. I work up a serious sweat tossing this thing around following friends on single track. When I try to loft the front for ditches or such I just break the rear and rooster. I'm 5'9" tall and weigh around 160 soaking wet and lighter in the Fall.
I have a 94 DR 350 in the garage I'd like to finish work on but the only one I've ridden seemed so under powered and slow on throttle response I've questioned whether the mods I'm working on will bring it to a pleasing finished state. As well the highway ability of the DR is in question as well.
So yeah, it may be time to sell the KTM as I have learned I may be able to thrash a good percentage of sport bike riders on mountain roads with it and that's just my form of fair. The under powered under dog whipping up on the multi cylindered 100 bhp Starbucks crew.
Your mission, should you choose to accept it is talk me into selling my 2001 640 Dual Sport, numbers are more likely a greater influence than words!
Emig Racing stabilizer
Seat's comfortably carved for slightly shorter legged group
Custom Hi/Low HID headlight with flashing high output LED at the flick of a switch
Heavier rear spring and front as well, front is still a little soft but a little oil could work wonders
Front fork tubes
Very high end radiator hoses
Extra set of wheels and tire, more dirt oriented, all tires are far over 50% to the good, dirt set of wheels are super laced.
Carb mods without spring cut
Two sets of soft luggage including trunks and rack, only one rack
Heavy duty tubes filled with dyna Beads both sets(rear on dirt sets may need one bead lock removed, balance is terrible)
Air fuel mix gauge Koso, wired
Custom dual air filtration, K&N prefilter from a 1200 BMW.
Front LED signals including instrument panel, rear signals are iridium.
wired for trickle charger to tend the battery, I guess that should go with the bike too.
Wind screen, easy to remove for dirt rides.
One gallon extra fuel stash under the right side of the luggage rack.
Mad Dog atv tank bag under seat, works well at number plate level
Leo Vince X3 silencer fitted to Big Gun pipes, pre-silencer is gone, has the S pipe.
12 volt marine cigarette lighter outlet for GPS power
Forgot about the 03 bearing upgrade which the bike does have.
I'm in Shoshone Idaho 1 208 308 4231
$3000.00 is a good place to start I figure, .
The bike could use some fine tuning, I rang it's neck the last time I had it out. I'd be asking more if I went through the bike before selling it. By fine tuning I mean a valve adjustment, I'm not fond of doing this with this bike. Runs slightly lean in town and slightly rich on the freeway, at idle warm it's spot on.
I forgot to mention the bike has less than 10k on it too!
Okay so I'm not Super Man. I'm just the jack of many trades, master of some yet to find and as the world turns that would only be for a matter of time.
Okay, screw it, stop the world I'm getting off.
Wylie screwed with this post 05-20-2012 at 09:58 AM
|05-20-2012, 09:42 PM||#5844|
Joined: Nov 2008
Location: Creswell, Oregon
Front is a 301 Bridgestone 3.00/ 18 Rear is a T-65 Michilin 120/80/18. Both are mostly gone but have some life left.
Located in Creswell, no shipping.
'09 XR 650-L
Ride what makes you giggle in your helmet
oremike screwed with this post 05-21-2012 at 08:00 AM
|05-20-2012, 10:07 PM||#5845|
Friday Harbor, WA
Joined: Apr 2008
Happy Trails boxes
Link to the Flea Market ad. I can deliver to Oregon/Washington. Joe
|05-21-2012, 08:29 AM||#5846|
Joined: Dec 2010
[quote=double h;18692444]i am having a dutch auction on this bike.
The current price is $3300. Every week i will drop the price $100 until it sells
to be fair, i will not sell the bike for less than the advertised bid.
This bike is located 1 hour north of seattle, sorry no shipping.
Thanks for looking.
|05-21-2012, 11:04 AM||#5847|
Joined: Apr 2009
Location: Oregon Coastline
Classic American Chopper
1963 Harley Panhead in wonderful condition. Runs and pulls phoenominally!!!
Located on the South Coast. Asking $10,000 obo
interested???....jus lemme know via PM!!
"Good Times & Good Friends Make Life Better"
|05-21-2012, 01:57 PM||#5848|
It's all good!
Joined: Jan 2012
Location: N. Idaho FS
Life is too short to waste on boring roads.
I'm not too short, the rest of the world is just too tall.
If I had to choose between the city and the country, I would choose the ocean.
|05-21-2012, 02:07 PM||#5849|
Knees in the Breeze
Joined: Jun 2006
Location: In the Mustard Booyah. Whooop!!
|05-21-2012, 08:40 PM||#5850|
Man of Leisure
Joined: Sep 2006
Location: Vancouver's North Shore, B.C.
Will you release a little more info on the bike next week ?
Soon as your born you start dying, so you might as well have a good time!!!
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