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Messages - msr

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Turning Wrenches / Re: Rack
« on: November 13, 2021, 06:29:22 PM »
Looking forward to seeing this abomination in person. And maybe stealing the bike, too.

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General Chatter / Re: 10 CYLINDER 500 CC SUPERCHARGED
« on: November 05, 2021, 03:30:11 PM »
Mark, when do you and David start designing a response to this??

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General Chatter / Re: Seeking New Rider Advice
« on: October 14, 2021, 05:57:16 PM »
These are all great suggestions. Thanks, everyone, and please keep them coming!

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I absolutely f'ing love this.  :olaf:

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General Chatter / Seeking New Rider Advice
« on: October 14, 2021, 02:45:51 PM »
Hi everyone,

We have a new rider in the family - an 18-year-old guy - who will be getting his first bike this month. We're giving him my 2009 TU250X to get him started and comfortable. He's taken Georgia's weekend training course but doesn't have a ton of experience otherwise beyond riding an old CB around his grandfather's farm. He's been driving in suburban Atlanta since he was 16 and is good with a manual transmission.

If he were your kid, what sort of advice would you give him about riding safely? I recall a thread recently about keeping your bike in gear at stoplights in case you have to move fast. I guess it's that kind of thing I'm looking for.

Thanks!

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General Chatter / Re: Cleaning up battery acid damage
« on: September 04, 2021, 10:26:37 PM »
Thanks for the suggestions. Definitely going with a non-venting battery on the rebuild.

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General Chatter / Cleaning up battery acid damage
« on: September 04, 2021, 11:42:55 AM »
Hi all,

I'm working on cleaning up some acid-caused corrosion and rust on steel parts and am curious to know how others have approached this problem. Scrape, clean, and paint? POR-15?

Thanks,
Matt

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General Chatter / Re: How much is TOO much?
« on: September 03, 2021, 09:52:04 PM »

I know who that is supposed to be.. be he really looks like the freaky guy from Escape From New York.

"You touch me, he dies. You're not in the air in 30 seconds, he dies. You come back in he dies."

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Micro Muscle: Under 100cc's / A True Hero for Our Times
« on: August 27, 2021, 07:21:14 PM »
https://www.bbc.com/news/uk-england-58357499

1200 miles in a week on a 50cc moped.  :clap:

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Regular Dyna or similar designs will run backwards.  I know my GT750 version did.

VS system uses dyna or similar pickups but I believe that he has extra magnets in the rotor so that if the thing kicked back, the timing would be so far off, that it cannot run.

Just kick it harder. The GT only did that once but it sure surprised me and took a moment or two for the brain to work out what was going on.

"Just kick it harder" is good advice for all sorts of situations in life. I like it.

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eBay/Craigslist watch / Re: Stinger
« on: August 01, 2021, 02:03:22 PM »
Hell of a road trip, Mark. Taking turns driving through the night we could be there in 3 days?

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eBay/Craigslist watch / Re: 68 305 YM1 Auburn, WA $3500 CL
« on: July 23, 2021, 11:23:44 PM »
Oh. Oh, wow.

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2 XL for me please! (one for D)

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Cages, Floaters and Flyers / Re: Gap Hauler 19
« on: June 18, 2021, 09:35:57 AM »
It sticks to the road around the curves, too ... except when you don't want it to.  :metal:

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Well, damn. Another wad of cash that turns into a good story (and a running bike).

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