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by safiri
17 Oct 2020 20:39
Forum: Ride!
Topic: Sat Oct 17: Bird Farm Trail Ride
Replies: 18
Views: 597

Re: Sat Oct 17: Bird Farm Trail Ride

What an awesome day!
Thank you!
by safiri
17 Oct 2020 05:38
Forum: Ride!
Topic: Sat Oct 17: Bird Farm Trail Ride
Replies: 18
Views: 597

Re: Sat Oct 17: Bird Farm Trail Ride

Lindsay and I are headed down this morning. Same time-frame as Troy. ;)
No Lars ... boy has a cast from his toes to just below his knee (all for a broken middle toe ...).
Looking forward to seeing y'all.
by safiri
29 Aug 2020 08:22
Forum: Ride!
Topic: 12th Manhattan fun ride August 29th (social distancing rules ;-) )
Replies: 9
Views: 643

Re: 12th Manhattan fun ride August 29th (social distancing rules ;-) )

We're going to cancel as we have a sick dog ... I don't want to come home to that cleanup (like I did yesterday). :-( I was hoping she'd be better this morning, but that didn't happen. The mud factor did help a bit with the decision. Lindsay's first off-road ride evre (at your place) was a wetfest /...
by safiri
23 Aug 2020 19:47
Forum: Ride!
Topic: 12th Manhattan fun ride August 29th (social distancing rules ;-) )
Replies: 9
Views: 643

Re: 12th Manhattan fun ride August 29th (social distancing rules ;-) )

Lars' noon soccer game just got rescheduled for 930pm!!!! :D :D :D

Lars, Lindsay, Mike are planning on being there.
by safiri
08 Nov 2019 15:13
Forum: Rider's Lounge
Topic: the purpose of trailer safety chains ... (pictures fixed)
Replies: 9
Views: 1005

Re: the purpose of trailer safety chains ... (pictures fixed)

Maybe add in some info about gap insurance, when you do that. I see too many potential customers, who had an auto loan and wrecked said auto, then walked away from the remaining gap. Ruining their credit. Obviously it would be best to not borrow for a car, but hey, thats what I do for a living so.....
by safiri
05 Nov 2019 14:54
Forum: Rider's Lounge
Topic: the purpose of trailer safety chains ... (pictures fixed)
Replies: 9
Views: 1005

Re: the purpose of trailer safety chains ... (pictures fixed)

Oh and that $hit will buff out. :-) I parked the 4Runner in my high school auto shop so students couldn't see the back until they walked around the car. I swore earlier classes to secrecy. At the start of my 4th block Advanced Auto class I asked one of my students to buff out the liftgate as I got ...
by safiri
05 Nov 2019 14:45
Forum: Rider's Lounge
Topic: the purpose of trailer safety chains ... (pictures fixed)
Replies: 9
Views: 1005

Re: the purpose of trailer safety chains ... (pictures fixed)

xr-nut wrote: 05 Nov 2019 12:42
safiri wrote: 05 Nov 2019 04:57 (The texting dufus is ok, too.)
Was there a ticket administered to said dufus?
Yes.

Young man said to police officer "this isn't so bad ...". Officer replied: "Have you looked at that?" (pointing to trailer and 4Runner)
by safiri
05 Nov 2019 04:57
Forum: Rider's Lounge
Topic: the purpose of trailer safety chains ... (pictures fixed)
Replies: 9
Views: 1005

the purpose of trailer safety chains ... (pictures fixed)

Until Sunday I thought the purpose of trailer safety chains was to keep the trailer attached to the tow vehicle in order to keep the trailer safely behind the tow vehicle, thus protecting trailer contents as well as surrounding drivers and property. That changed Sunday. (87th and Nall for those fami...
by safiri
29 Oct 2019 20:33
Forum: Rider's Lounge
Topic: Memories!
Replies: 4
Views: 690

Re: Memories!

Memory 2: diagnosing a 2-stroke ignition (no-spark) with a very old needle-type volt/ohm meter. No manual, just seat of the pants diagnosing. Now at least a cheap Harbor Freight digital meter is in my tool bag. Was it a borrowed meter we had down there? I still have the sweep meters you picked up f...
by safiri
28 Oct 2019 05:49
Forum: Rider's Lounge
Topic: Memories!
Replies: 4
Views: 690

Re: Memories!

One of my memories: You, Kyle, and I were "camping" in his car hauler. Woke up in the morning, reached out of the sleeping bag, and turned on the electric coffee maker. Or would that make it "glamping"? Memory 2: diagnosing a 2-stroke ignition (no-spark) with a very old needle-type volt/ohm meter. N...
by safiri
22 Sep 2019 06:41
Forum: Ride!
Topic: 11th Manhattan Fun Ride, Sept 21st!
Replies: 45
Views: 13815

Re: 11th Manhattan Fun Ride, Sept 21st!

Luc, Kira: Thanks so much for hosting this event! The weather was cooperative, camaraderie great, trails excellent, etc. Looking forward to the next one, whether it be so cold (29oF) the little bikes wouldn't start (2017), cool and soaking wet (2018), or 80s and partly sunny. You've cut in some real...
by safiri
07 Sep 2019 10:09
Forum: Ride!
Topic: 11th Manhattan Fun Ride, Sept 21st!
Replies: 45
Views: 13815

Re: 11th Manhattan Fun Ride, Sept 21st!

safiri wrote: 21 Aug 2019 16:24 Lars, Lindsay, and I will be there.
Just Lindsay and me. Lars has a soccer game that just got scheduled. Arghh.
by safiri
27 Aug 2019 21:37
Forum: Ride!
Topic: 11th Manhattan Fun Ride, Sept 21st!
Replies: 45
Views: 13815

Re: 11th Manhattan Fun Ride, Sept 21st!

xr-nut wrote: 23 Aug 2019 13:57
safiri wrote: 21 Aug 2019 16:24 Lars, Lindsay, and I will be there.
welp that seals it for me.........I'm out!!!! :-) :P :-) :P

I am kidding of course, with Safiri on the accused list, I will be sure to stop in and say HI!! :-D
I'm feeling the love ... :wink:
by safiri
21 Aug 2019 16:24
Forum: Ride!
Topic: 11th Manhattan Fun Ride, Sept 21st!
Replies: 45
Views: 13815

Re: 11th Manhattan Fun Ride, Sept 21st!

Lars, Lindsay, and I will be there.
by safiri
07 Jul 2019 18:01
Forum: Rider's Lounge
Topic: Post pics or video from your ride today
Replies: 415
Views: 275826

Re: Post pics or video from your ride today

I drove from PA to KC yesterday. The MO, MS, & OH rivers, and their tributaries, are all as high as I have seen them since 1993(?). I have kayaked at Hillsdale Res. two weeks ago, which is 10-12' above normal pool and not releasing very much due to the flooding downstream. All boat ramps are closed,...
by safiri
18 Jun 2019 15:10
Forum: Rider's Lounge
Topic: Enjoying the outdoors? The ticks welcome you!
Replies: 4
Views: 12866

Re: Enjoying the outdoors? The ticks welcome you!

FYI: Ticks seem really bad this year. Not only I have I found a few from the suburbs (first I can remember), but a friend with a place at LOTO told me they are bad down there as well. DEET bug repellant on your person (especially where clothing has openings or meets) and PERMETHRIN on clothing. DEET...
by safiri
23 May 2019 15:35
Forum: Rider's Lounge
Topic: Keihin FCR MX with removable bell (KTM style) mid-body gaskets & rebuild
Replies: 2
Views: 11113

Re: Keihin FCR MX with removable bell (KTM style) mid-body gaskets & rebuild

What it looked like when I opened it up. The main needle goes through the center hole (brass fitting). The two small holes to the right are the pilot (idle) circuit. The one to the far right is controlled by the idle mixture screw. Note the gasket on the one closest to the main needle has expanded /...
by safiri
22 May 2019 16:17
Forum: Rider's Lounge
Topic: Keihin FCR MX with removable bell (KTM style) mid-body gaskets & rebuild
Replies: 2
Views: 11113

Keihin FCR MX with removable bell (KTM style) mid-body gaskets & rebuild

Several years ago I started having idling issues with 02 (that has an 05 FCR MX carb). At the time no mid-body gasket kit was available for the FCR model with a removable bell, so I just lived with an idle that varied by a thousand or more RPM. Got really good at using the clutch. A few weeks back I...
by safiri
25 Apr 2019 16:55
Forum: Rider's Lounge
Topic: New trails
Replies: 4
Views: 12453

Re: New trails

What Troy said.
I've got a couple of chainsaws.
Let me know when.