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    Re: Winter Projects - what's on the agenda?


    Find a spare set of rims for the Austrian bike and find icy tires to mount on said rims.


    Ride on ice.


    Sell a few bikes in the spring.

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    Re: Winter Projects - what's on the agenda?

    Quote Originally Posted by Tricky Mike View Post
    All done. Now what?
    Valve adjustment
    New cam belts
    Rebuild forks
    Rebuild shock
    Repack all pivots
    Replace brake fluid
    Flush coolant
    Repack cans
    Clean/re-oil air filter
    New sparkies
    Measure clutch pack(in spec!)
    Oil/OEM filter
    Brake pads (SRJLs son!)
    Various small welding projects: Exhaust/subframe tabs
    Pretty much all of that, plus a couple of electrical upgrades. I'm too lazy to type my own list.

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    Re: Winter Projects - what's on the agenda?

    Quote Originally Posted by TheIglu View Post
    Sell a few bikes in the spring.
    Adult in me says "yeah, that too".
    Man-child says "meh".

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    Re: Winter Projects - what's on the agenda?

    Ice riding on a pissed off 4fatty, hopefully without accumulating new injuries.

    In April we put the batteries back in the bikes, check tire pressure and go racing.

    ps - building a sv to piss off the lw racers, hadn't got around to them yet.

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    Re: Winter Projects - what's on the agenda?

    I should strip it down to the frame and go through it all. But Ill probably change the oil and water, and flush brake fluid.
    3 month winters don't leave a lot of time for maintenance.

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    Re: Winter Projects - what's on the agenda?

    dirtbikes
    wr250 F- nothing other htan keepignher warm and happy

    KD200- already started to redo the rear shock, then the front forks with new springs etc, need to swap on some larger radiators with frames. change out the reeds and throw in some new KIPs valves. Needs new tires etc.

    Xr650r- i have motard rims and dirt rims, dirt rims need tires and me to put on the dirt braking hardware. The street rims need me to throw on a new rotor. Install the the new speedo, radiator fluid, new oil and thats it.

    I have a kerosene heater to heat the garage. I have a 2yo but wife is understanding I need this time. I'm caught up on all the house stuff.

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    hmmmm......

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    Re: Winter Projects - what's on the agenda?

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    Re: Winter Projects - what's on the agenda?

    Put battery tenders on.
    Drain race juice and put antifreeze in the sv.

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    Re: Winter Projects - what's on the agenda?

    Im looking at picking a cheap rgv or nsr and going through it to give me something to do this winter. There is cheap as hell legit zx7rr by me that i might grab instead. Im no fan of street riding flatslides though.

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    Re: Winter Projects - what's on the agenda?

    I dunno why, dialed in my Fizzers FCRs behave beautifully even when you're not whacking WFO everywhere. Hell, I TRUST them in the rain. Only real 'issue' with them is doing the AP spray in place of choke starting routine when cold.

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    Re: Winter Projects - what's on the agenda?

    Finish up my RD400 project bike and have it ready for sale 100% in spring.
    Finish rebuild of my ST2 top end (dependent on help from a former NESRian.... ahem.)
    R&R the NC30 race bike chassis / brake fluids, etc. and prep for rebuilt SBK motor install, send other SBK back for rebuild
    Build NC35 (RVF400) for DesmoTull, waiting on freshened stock RVF motor
    Convert my 851 to vintage race mode: mount ETI fuelcel gas tank, alloy F&R subframes, source some Sharkskinz, mount, paint, etc.
    Send Beta Suspenders out for re-spring / servicing, possibly buy and mount ice tires and tubliss system

    Sit and look at the ZRX because it never needs anything....

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    Re: Winter Projects - what's on the agenda?

    Quote Originally Posted by Kurlon View Post
    I dunno why, dialed in my Fizzers FCRs behave beautifully even when you're not whacking WFO everywhere. Hell, I TRUST them in the rain. Only real 'issue' with them is doing the AP spray in place of choke starting routine when cold.
    And then there are the people who disconnect the AP and fatten up the idle mixture. Works OK until April or October. You know, just when you really don't want to be load testing a lithium battery.

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    Re: Winter Projects - what's on the agenda?

    Quote Originally Posted by Petorius View Post
    2. Get my $300 GS running right, finally (ya right)
    GS500 by chance?
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    I can tell you now that just in typing this out...I'll be going with option 1, this year is not the year.
    Wise decision if you actually want to ride it. That is if you're anything like me.. I took apart my DR to do a "few things" and have literally disassembled every last screw, painted every metal bit, and now only after 1.5 years am I putting the motor back together. My luck it'll blow up in the spring anyway

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    1. Get myself back in shape
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    0) lose 10 lbs
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    Up my work outs
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    Pilot needs to loose about 20 lbs and about a billion more pushups.
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    1. fitness. gotta lose a little weight and stop getting winded so easily.
    Making me feel pretty lazy right about now... and reminding me to get off my ass and wipe the cobwebs off my bench.

    Quote Originally Posted by OreoGaborio View Post
    Well, I WAS gonna get all new 675 bodywork and a fresh paint job on my race bike to finally make it look fucking badass for the first time in 7 years, but then my truck decided it needed 2500 fucking dollars worth of work, so that's out the window.
    Damn, that's more than my entire truck cost. Then again my truck is a pile of shit.

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    Make the time and commit to finally getting my GED (yep, I'm a lowly dropout.....a well-paid one but a dropout nonetheless)
    Every year I think about going back and finishing college, then I remember how much I hated it. There's something to be said for the degree though. I dropped out of high school at 14, then went back for a year and crammed 3 years worth of classes w/ UMT night classes on the side, got all my credits except one PE credit and had to get my GED to get accepted to college before the school year ended. Then ended up dropping out of college anyway to pursue my business. Which sounds really inspirational but was far from it.

    Like you, pretty happy with the career (or at least, paid OK, maybe you aren't happy with it), but always secretly wanted to pursue neuroscience or engineering. Yeah, not a lot of overlap there, haha. Right now my wife is back in school and we have a 9 year old so I can't entertain the thought of anything except making the bread...

    Career change in mind or just personal motivations?

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    Current project. Work 90 hours per week to make money to go to the IOM. See you all in April.
    Ssh. Get back to work.

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    Re: Winter Projects - what's on the agenda?

    Scottie, Ice tire AND tubliss? That could bankroll a 400 engine! lol

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    Re: Winter Projects - what's on the agenda?

    Quote Originally Posted by Paul_E_D View Post
    Scottie, Ice tire AND tubliss? That could bankroll a 400 engine! lol
    Maybe a non V-4 400 engine.... order of magnitude off from one of our builds!

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    Re: Winter Projects - what's on the agenda?

    build these
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    Quote Originally Posted by Tekime View Post
    Every year I think about going back and finishing college, then I remember how much I hated it. There's something to be said for the degree though. I dropped out of high school at 14, then went back for a year and crammed 3 years worth of classes w/ UMT night classes on the side, got all my credits except one PE credit and had to get my GED to get accepted to college before the school year ended. Then ended up dropping out of college anyway to pursue my business. Which sounds really inspirational but was far from it.

    Like you, pretty happy with the career (or at least, paid OK, maybe you aren't happy with it), but always secretly wanted to pursue neuroscience or engineering. Yeah, not a lot of overlap there, haha. Right now my wife is back in school and we have a 9 year old so I can't entertain the thought of anything except making the bread...

    Career change in mind or just personal motivations?
    While it has not been without some frustration, I can say I'm happy with my career path leading up to this point....which (currently) is to make sure our machines are detecting trace amounts of explosives and narcotics. We are the best in the world and I am pleased to be able to say I played a part in that. For kicks, I opened up a small excavation company and am working on my business experience. Needless to say, there is food on my table.

    Getting a GED would be a personal goal. I dropped out twice...first time because I was a bum, second time because I thought the school curriculum was less valuable than the money I was making outside of school, so I cut my losses and got to work however in the subsequent years I became very well educated on numerous topics due to the fortunate support of college friends who allowed me unfettered access to their various studies. A couple of these friends encouraged me to be their study partner and it was around that time (late teens and early 20's) when I discovered I had a penchant for absorbing many other types of information and with that, I had abilities to be able to apply what I learned in a very short amount of time and actually be halfway decent at it.
    There is a part of me that knows I have wasted enough time or like something is missing. I continue to enjoy gaining knowledge but have not made my education official in any way. Just here on the internet............so you know it's true!

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    Re: Winter Projects - what's on the agenda?

    Quote Originally Posted by butcher bergs View Post

    Drop much pine for the garage
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    I'd like to get some pine and hemlock dropped and milled as well, hopefully about 10,000 bd ft of pine and 2500 bd ft. of hemlock, I'd like a pile of milled rough cut, build a wood shed fer sure, and a gazebo, possibly a small cabin next to my fire pit

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    Re: Winter Projects - what's on the agenda?

    Nobody bought the SV, so I'll probably replace the front master cylinder and get some stickier tires put on.
    Ride the CB1100 and CRF250 all winter so I don't have to winterize them.

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    Quote Originally Posted by RandyO View Post
    I'd like to get some pine and hemlock dropped and milled as well, hopefully about 10,000 bd ft of pine and 2500 bd ft. of hemlock, I'd like a pile of milled rough cut, build a wood shed fer sure, and a gazebo, possibly a small cabin next to my fire pit
    I still have to get my plans sorted out so I'm not sure the assortment of board sizes I'd need but, rough cut all day. If I need to plane anything I've got an old school Ryobi 10" planer that will do the trick. Couple portable mill guys getting 0.25/ ft for soft wood.

    Garage was supposed to happen this year but I wanted climbing experience with all my new gear hence the delay. I'm working with my electric company to have them cover the cost of disconnecting/ reconnecting the power to my house and my neighbor's house for a weekend because the really smart power line installers back in the 80's ran the feed between the two worst trees on both corners of my property. NH Elec CoOp is trying to stick me with $250/ house to disconnect and reconnect. I've been trying to explain to them that it will cost them a whole lot more than $500 if either of those trees tipped over on their own.

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    Re: Winter Projects - what's on the agenda?

    New fun winter project. I met with the local water department today, they've determined my water service is leaking into the ground at a rate of about 7 gallons a minute. They're giving me a little time to fix it so hopefully I can do it while doing some other dirt work. Goodbye $5000.
    Oh, I also had my water meter changed and a new transponder installed. They had been estimating the bill for the last three years, but say they estimated low and the difference leaves me owing them $4500.

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    Quote Originally Posted by butcher bergs View Post
    I still have to get my plans sorted out so I'm not sure the assortment of board sizes I'd need but, rough cut all day. If I need to plane anything I've got an old school Ryobi 10" planer that will do the trick. Couple portable mill guys getting 0.25/ ft for soft wood.
    25/ft is very reasonable, there are a lot of guys getting 35 or more, when I had the lumber milled for my barn 15 years ago, I paid 18/ft + any bandsaw blades ruined from nails or other iron that happened to be in the wood, didn't have to buy him any blades though, I went over all my logs real well with a metal detector and culled out any that had metal in them. bandsaw mill leaves pretty smooth lumber compared to a circular saw and is much better tolerance to dimension as well, a good sawyer knows how to read the grain and when to flip the logs for lumber that doesn't twist as it dries, but sticking it properly for drying makes a big difference in warpage as well

    I had a minimum number of 20' 2"x10"s I needed for rafters, had the rest cut into 2x6s & 1x8s except I had a couple real nice logs that were too good to cut into those smaller sizes and he cut me some 1x12s and 1x16s that were clear with no knots, still got a unused 20ft 1"x12" clear board stored in my barn that I plan on using for a sign, just too nice a board to cut up

    I used a router and ship lapped my 1x8s for siding/sheathing, put it on diagonal, really improved the strength of the building but made for a lot more waste

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    Re: Winter Projects - what's on the agenda?

    My winter project is a layover from last winter and I am sure I'm not alone. I am building a Transit van into a camper/bike hauler/road tripper. I bought it last February, fully built will be another year or two.

    Work has got me busy so this will allow me to range far without a lot of time, like four days to run down to the Dragon and back.

    I started out with this.
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    These pictures suck but this is the current state of the van. Floor down, the seats are footrest recliners out of a Sienna.

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    These are some real crappy pics but the latest I have. Floor is about done, I plan to have a bed, house battery setup and some storage for next year.

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    Mount spikes and have at it:

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    Of course the scoot is now blue. Semantics.

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    Why would you put blue plastics on a pumpkin? lol

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