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by safiri
30 Mar 2021 10:57
Forum: Rider's Lounge
Topic: 2005 KTM 450 EXC headlight options
Replies: 0
Views: 41

2005 KTM 450 EXC headlight options

Bike is a stock 2005 KTM RFS 450 EXC. The original headlight, which isn't the brightest / best to start with, uses a 7327 bulb which costs ~$28 on Amazon. Umm, no. I'd rather that money go toward a better headlight. I'd like a setup that is 1) halogen I can get at a local parts store if it burns out...
by safiri
20 Jan 2021 14:18
Forum: Rider's Lounge
Topic: SAE 2 prong polarity reverser ... charge your buddy's bike
Replies: 1
Views: 217

SAE 2 prong polarity reverser ... charge your buddy's bike

Saw these on Amazon when looking for something else. I made my own years ago for adventure riding as it will allow one bike to (slowly) charge another bike (with an extension cable) so long as each bike is using the SAE 2-prong plug. https://www.amazon.com/Sunway-Solar-Connectors-Disconnect-Maintain...
by safiri
11 Nov 2020 19:31
Forum: Rider's Lounge
Topic: Dirt track in back yard
Replies: 2
Views: 690

Re: Dirt track in back yard

I've definitely got way more space than he does.
I really like the use of the garage.
If I can get my neighbors on board, even more. ;)
by safiri
11 Nov 2020 06:16
Forum: Rider's Lounge
Topic: Post pics or video from your ride today
Replies: 419
Views: 286870

Re: Post pics or video from your ride today

Took Lindsay out for her first gravel ride (on her new-to-her 13 CRF250L) Oct 31 in Chase County. Trailered to Tallgrass Preserve outside Strong City. We did 95 miles of gravel, and then hiked up to see the bison at Tallgrass Prairie Preserve when we returned to our hauler. I think a new backroads r...
by safiri
05 Nov 2020 10:49
Forum: Rider's Lounge
Topic: Ordering Honda OEM flange bolts that weren't standard on your bike
Replies: 1
Views: 493

Ordering Honda OEM flange bolts that weren't standard on your bike

If you've worked on Japanese and European bikes you quickly realize they don't use the same standardization of bolt ~head~ sizing. (What you put the wrench on.) Euro wrench sizes tend to be 8 mm, 10, 12, 13, ... whereas Japanese is 8, 10, 12, 14, ... As I now have a Honda, I needed some 8mm diameter...
by safiri
17 Oct 2020 20:39
Forum: Ride!
Topic: Sat Oct 17: Bird Farm Trail Ride
Replies: 18
Views: 1612

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: 1612

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: 1263

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: 1263

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: 1688

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: 1688

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: 1688

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: 1688

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: 1108

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: 1108

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: 15449

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: 15449

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: 15449

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: 15449

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

Lars, Lindsay, and I will be there.