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« Reply #40 on: April 08, 2009, 04:55:23 AM »


I cut a tire width wide trench down my driveway. The side roads are breaking up where the sun hits them and I should get out for the first ride of the year tomorrow.


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« Reply #41 on: April 08, 2009, 05:31:33 AM »

A few days ago I hacksawed and dremeled a plastic pipe nipple to mount my new video camera to my mirror stem. It looks pretty crude up close, but it seems sturdy. I am going to test it tomorrow along the scenic Turnagain Arm
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« Reply #42 on: April 08, 2009, 06:30:05 AM »

I put a new regulator/rectifier on one of the bikes last night. The stock one hadn't failed, but the part does on most bikes of this model, so this was a preventative measure. Besides, the charging voltage at 5K RPM's was a bit low, and this had me worried that the part might be failing in the near future.

Also used Goo-gone to remove tar from the lowers of the bike. The smell of that solvent sure does linger!

Also ordered a Throttlemeister and Givi ST windscreeen for it from RL motorcycle

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« Reply #43 on: April 08, 2009, 06:31:04 AM »


A few days ago I hacksawed and dremeled a plastic pipe nipple to mount my new video camera to my mirror stem. It looks pretty crude up close, but it seems sturdy. I am going to test it tomorrow along the scenic Turnagain Arm


Ok, brief google search says Turnagain is somewhat Alaska like.  You seem somewhat secretive....are your running from the law? lol ... only reason "I" could figure a good reason to 'live' up there. The again, to each their own...many consider it crazy to live in LaLa Land.  Anycase, please post them vids from your new vid-cam set-up. I ran across this vid from Turnagain search. Is this in your backyard?..  
 http://www.blinkx.com/video/bore-tide-time-lapse/wz5cZSfnFBEmyWLxa5yl4A
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« Reply #44 on: April 08, 2009, 07:10:16 AM »

Actually, Turnagain Arm is my Front Yard and Chugach National Forest [5.5M acres] is my Back Yard. Chugach State Park [.5M acres] is to the north and there is a ski lift a few blocks away to the south. But there is only one road. I am not running from the law, ( but I am careful to not shoot video of my speedo, either one.) . These are the radar mods that have evolved over the last few winters. The antennna is in the nose, the speaker was removed and a mono jack put in, and the autoswitch feeds a pre amp for the mono signal and a power relay for the mixer in my tank bag. It connects with a din plug. No more battery costs, yay.
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« Reply #45 on: April 08, 2009, 07:22:52 AM »

I scowled and swore at both of them.  Mad2
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« Reply #46 on: April 08, 2009, 08:07:11 AM »

I made it all up. It is all a lie. See, I don't even wear speedos.
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« Reply #47 on: April 08, 2009, 08:21:27 AM »

I leaned a bag of insulation up against it.
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« Reply #48 on: April 08, 2009, 09:47:26 AM »


I leaned a bag of insulation up against it.


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« Reply #49 on: April 08, 2009, 10:47:03 AM »

Today was a balmy 28, which as it turns out feels much warmer than yesterday!

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« Reply #50 on: April 08, 2009, 12:19:41 PM »

34*F this morning. Fired up the TW to try out the homemade hack. Swung by and picked up the grandson (too little to reach the passenger pegs) for a country breakfast out. When we arrived at the Cowboy Cafe some cowboy made an offer for the hack I couldn't refuse. Unbolted it right there and tossed it in the back of his pickup. Now I have to build another.
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« Reply #51 on: April 08, 2009, 12:27:49 PM »

Fired up the TW to try out the homemade hack.

For those of us not up on the lingo, what's a "hack"?

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And I went out for a little ride (in 34*), got some gas and came home.
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« Reply #52 on: April 08, 2009, 12:45:44 PM »



For those of us not up on the lingo, what's a "hack"?

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And I went out for a little ride (in 34*), got some gas and came home.


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« Reply #53 on: April 08, 2009, 12:48:12 PM »

looked at it and depressed i can't ride.
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« Reply #54 on: April 08, 2009, 12:56:06 PM »

Pretty good definition, leveredge. However, it puts to use a motorcycle in my garage that would otherwise die from neglect. When the time comes to return the motorcycle to the purposes intended for it, removing the hack only takes 5 minutes. Plus, it is the safest way to take my 3-year old grandson for a ride around town.
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« Reply #55 on: April 08, 2009, 01:06:03 PM »


Pretty good definition, leveredge. However, it puts to use a motorcycle in my garage that would otherwise die from neglect. When the time comes to return the motorcycle to the purposes intended for it, removing the hack only takes 5 minutes. Plus, it is the safest way to take my 3-year old grandson for a ride around town.


I don't mean any disrespect. I was trying to be cute. It's all good. Great way to take the kid along. I've been on slippery roads plenty of times when 3 wheel would be very much more appealing than 2.
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« Reply #56 on: April 08, 2009, 01:33:22 PM »

No disrespect taken. A hack does ruin a bike. In some cases, hauling little kids, dogs, groceries, or riding on slick surfaces, the hacked bike has advantages. Actually, the TW does pretty good on ice all by itself. Especially so after a couple hundred screws make their ways into the knobs.  Wink
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« Reply #57 on: April 08, 2009, 01:42:04 PM »

Over here, a hack is an elderly motorcycle used and abused to keep the main nike nice and clean. As in, "winter hack".

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« Reply #58 on: April 08, 2009, 01:55:12 PM »

I haven't done anything to my bikes in weeks. Earlier this week we had snow here in northern Illinois. The White Sox postponed their season opener. Morning temps are in the 30s.   Crazy
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« Reply #59 on: April 08, 2009, 02:34:41 PM »

So, did the grandson have to trudge home through the snow or did you sell him to the nameless cowboy?


34*F this morning. Fired up the TW to try out the homemade hack. Swung by and picked up the grandson (too little to reach the passenger pegs) for a country breakfast out. When we arrived at the Cowboy Cafe some cowboy made an offer for the hack I couldn't refuse. Unbolted it right there and tossed it in the back of his pickup. Now I have to build another.
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