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Old 08-11-2012, 08:56 AM   #6301
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My ride - (18 wheeler)

Well damn Hondo guess we had more to talk about than hydro locked 990's at RMAR. This is me in Afghanistan a couple months ago:



Only a three wheeler.
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Old 08-11-2012, 11:44 AM   #6302
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Thanks Shady Smurf!

Thanks for the info on the wires. I am dual rated, ATP, A&P, IA, 22,000 + hours in a flying career that goes back to 1967. Flew AH-1G Cobras in Vietnam (DFC x2, AM-V x2, Purple Heart, etc), have worked in aviation ever since although I own a construction company as well since bulldozers are almost as fun as flying. Career has been mostly in helicopters, SA15, Bell 205, 212, 412, and in bush style aircraft, Casa 212, Twin Otter, Beaver, Cessna 185, Super Cubs, etc. Right seat in DC-9, left seat in DC-3, and Cessna 208 Caravan. Currently own a Bell 206L4, and just sold my C-185 Bush plane and floats. Getting ready to hang up the wings and just explore the US on the KTM990. Plan to do the TAT with my brother when he retires from SWA as a senior captain next Feb. He rides a BMW 1200 GSA.

Thanks again and safe flying to both you and Hondo. Thanks for your service in gun-ships. Tough business.
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Old 08-11-2012, 12:59 PM   #6303
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Well damn Hondo guess we had more to talk about than hydro locked 990's at RMAR. This is me in Afghanistan a couple months ago:



Only a three wheeler.
Yow! Good for you, neat machine!
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Old 08-11-2012, 01:48 PM   #6304
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yeah well

I'm glad that you guys like my chopper Yep I bought it, I pay for the fuel & your salary to fly it. Thanks for taking care

of my helio & thanks for your your service

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Old 08-11-2012, 01:53 PM   #6305
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You pay a lot of taxes .

To not completely hijack the thread, I have been working on getting rid of New Mexico's rock hard mud off my bike and touching up her new war wounds after an awesome week up at RMAR and a day wandering around NM.
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Old 08-12-2012, 03:19 AM   #6306
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Take care with that RAM universal phone mount when offroading - I used to use one, but got sick of the phone bouncing out of the mount on the really rough stuff.
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Old 08-12-2012, 11:40 AM   #6307
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Old 08-12-2012, 04:06 PM   #6308
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Seems to use more and more oil and engine gets messier and messier so hoped it was the oil pressure sensor but from what I can see it must be the cylinder base gasket.

Will keep filling for now and end the season and look over it when the winter gets here.

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Old 08-12-2012, 04:59 PM   #6309
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GREAT video.
How many hours were we viewing anyway?
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Old 08-12-2012, 05:18 PM   #6310
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GREAT video.
How many hours were we viewing anyway?
That was a cool video. I just thought he worked really fast and was going to see if he'd be interested in cleaning out my gutters - should only need to take him about 20 seconds.
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Old 08-12-2012, 05:29 PM   #6311
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Installed the right mirror relocation bracket. Reverse threads!
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Old 08-12-2012, 06:58 PM   #6312
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It works so much better with corrected suspension settings!

Ran some sand today:



Doesn't look like much, but this particular spot:



Flat out ATE a lifted, lockered, 4x4 F350 about the time I arrived. Deep, deep, dry, and loose. Nasty. Got through OK and hooted and hollered some...

Several miles of this made it a good test:



along with the usual rocks and critters.

Smoke blew out last night sometime so the views are nice again.




And yes, it was nice and warm!



It was a good day!

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Old 08-13-2012, 12:36 AM   #6313
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A Dakar moment indeed...

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Doesn't look like much, but this particular spot:



Flat out ATE a lifted, lockered, 4x4 F350 about the time I arrived. Deep, deep, dry, and loose. Nasty. Got through OK and hooted and hollered some...
Now I see why you always carry a winch kit...
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Old 08-13-2012, 01:42 AM   #6314
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I went for a ride today . . . .

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Old 08-13-2012, 01:57 AM   #6315
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GREAT video.
How many hours were we viewing anyway?
Close to 4 hours!

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That was a cool video. I just thought he worked really fast and was going to see if he'd be interested in cleaning out my gutters - should only need to take him about 20 seconds.
Since I was a bit stressed I hurried up as best as I could would have like to take better pictures on the different steps.

Did take a few, hard to see but there are clean spots near the base on the rear cylinder:

Oil leak


And here is one on my sync setup for the carbs:

Sync setup


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