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by safiri
20 Apr 2022 16:46
Forum: Ride!
Topic: April 23 2022 Bird Farm trail ride
Replies: 5
Views: 733

Re: April 23 2022 Bird Farm trail ride

:(
Can't make it this time. Looking forward to the next one.
by safiri
03 Nov 2021 10:36
Forum: Rider's Lounge
Topic: Farming is hard
Replies: 14
Views: 3324

Re: Farming is hard

Agreed on taking handouts. Last year was a good example. I did not want to take the handout(PPP) but my banker said it would guarantee we could make our payments and keep my employees fed. So I did. Turned out we had a good year anyhow and I wish I hadn't taken it. Moral high horse and all. I did m...
by safiri
03 Nov 2021 10:33
Forum: Rider's Lounge
Topic: Farming is hard
Replies: 14
Views: 3324

Re: Farming is hard

and is a tax refund or tax break really a handout? the tax laws are written the way they are for a reason, by someone who at least thinks they are smarter than the rest of us and its surely not a handout to play the game by their rules? To me they are the same as they have the same effect: more mon...
by safiri
03 Nov 2021 10:18
Forum: Rider's Lounge
Topic: eFuel?!
Replies: 5
Views: 1905

Re: eFuel?!

As for energy costs, I think he is really only focused on solar energy for this process, and states that it is the low cost of solar that finally makes this viable. They plan to sell the fuel for $0.01 less than the cost of normal fuel. He suggests they can be profitable at that cost, but can they ...
by safiri
02 Nov 2021 15:25
Forum: Rider's Lounge
Topic: Farming is hard
Replies: 14
Views: 3324

Re: Farming is hard

I'm on the USDA list. Albeit way down on the list.

Almost all of us are guilty of taking government handouts: tax breaks, tax refunds, lower tax rates for specific business types, farm subsidies, etc.

Probably time to move this thread to "The Basement".
by safiri
02 Nov 2021 15:19
Forum: Rider's Lounge
Topic: eFuel?!
Replies: 5
Views: 1905

Re: eFuel?!

I've watched the first 10 minutes of the video. Good so far. I've talked with my high school science and automotive students about this possibility for years. Most of the technology has existed for a while, it's just getting it to the point it can work on a macro scale. Efficiency (not conservation)...
by safiri
16 Jul 2021 11:11
Forum: Rider's Lounge
Topic: Carb Cleaner ~ = Brake Clean. Beware ...
Replies: 4
Views: 2102

Re: Carb Cleaner ~ = Brake Clean. Beware ...

Good to know. From some quick web searching it appears : - Toluene dissolves rubber so to be avoided. Note that toluene is in Brake Clean and in the new Carb Clean. - acetone (in all 4 shown) will disolve rubber as well, but at a far slower rate (and the acetone will evaporate before much damage has...
by safiri
18 Jun 2021 17:35
Forum: Rider's Lounge
Topic: YouTube: RM ATV MC 1000 miles on $1000 bike builds
Replies: 1
Views: 1415

YouTube: RM ATV MC 1000 miles on $1000 bike builds

"What happens when you take $1000 motorcycles on a 1,000 mile ADV ride? Find out here!"

https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=P ... voJtd7mboN

Good fun to watch.
by safiri
01 Jun 2021 19:01
Forum: Rider's Lounge
Topic: Post pics or video from your ride today
Replies: 438
Views: 348173

Re: Post pics or video from your ride today

Referencing prior posts: Lindsay is an adult with a Class M (moto) Learner's Permit. My son is 14 and I had him get his moto learner's permit when he got his Class C LP. He hasn't been out yet, but is legal to do this. You do need to study for the moto written test! The testing fee allows you to tak...
by safiri
21 Apr 2021 19:43
Forum: Ride!
Topic: 13th Manhattan Fun Ride (April 24th)
Replies: 15
Views: 3962

Re: 13th Manhattan Fun Ride (April 24th)

Unfortunately we are a no-go. Lars has his knee in a brace and is on crutches. Lindsay, Lars, and I will miss seeing the crew and riding.

Lars survived 5 days skiing expert runs at Steamboat only to be home <24 hours and be injured in a soccer game. I thought soccer was a non-contact sport ... ;p
by safiri
21 Apr 2021 19:21
Forum: Rider's Lounge
Topic: Carb Cleaner ~ = Brake Clean. Beware ...
Replies: 4
Views: 2102

Carb Cleaner ~ = Brake Clean. Beware ...

Last week I was doing some work on a MTB fork and got a whiff of the carb cleaner I was using. (I wanted to clean off the legs but leave a lubricating residue.) Smelled like brake clean. Sometime in the past few years Carburetor & Choke Cleaner has changed formulations and is now very close to Brake...
by safiri
21 Apr 2021 19:13
Forum: Rider's Lounge
Topic: Old School: Keihin FCR MX Rebuild Hints
Replies: 0
Views: 1619

Old School: Keihin FCR MX Rebuild Hints

I rebuilt my second Keihin FCR MX 39 earlier this week. Lots of YouTube videos show the basics. https://www.google.com/search?q=mid+body+gasket+replacement&safe=strict&sxsrf=ALeKk01Dolk-bKihjzkreoVROkovK1yRQQ:1619049173701&source=lnms&tbm=vid&sa=X&ved=2ahUKEwiT1_yWxJDwAhWXU80KHcyrC68Q_AUoA3oECAEQBQ&...
by safiri
30 Mar 2021 10:57
Forum: Rider's Lounge
Topic: 2005 KTM 450 EXC headlight options
Replies: 0
Views: 1564

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: 1529

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: 2107

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: 438
Views: 348173

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: 1713

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: 5136

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: 5136

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: 3478

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 /...