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by fartymarty
Fri Oct 16, 2020 11:55 am
Forum: General Discussions
Topic: Grand staircase
Replies: 39
Views: 749

Re: Grand staircase

That looks like it was a great trip! Beautiful photos as well! :grin: Looks like you got to the North Rim a few weeks before it closed for the season, best time to be there IMO. I thought about getting a car top tent and maybe putting it on top of a trailer. So how was it getting in and out of duri...
by fartymarty
Sat Oct 03, 2020 10:10 pm
Forum: General Discussions
Topic: Salvaging something from this 2020 $#!+ year
Replies: 3
Views: 92

Salvaging something from this 2020 $#!+ year

"So Grandpa, what did you do during the great 2020 Covid lock down?" "Well, young man I figuratively got off my butt and then literally got back on it and did a SaddleSore 1000." https://photos.smugmug.com/Iron-Butt-2020-Trip/Monday-Iron-Butt-run/i-dDdg6Cm/0/b9a30621/M/SW_map%20IB2020%20Monday-M.jpg...
by fartymarty
Thu Oct 01, 2020 4:34 pm
Forum: Games & Challenges
Topic: Most recent purchase thread!
Replies: 6067
Views: 199034

Re: Most recent purchase thread!

fixxervi6 wrote:
Fri Aug 14, 2020 11:19 am
I gotta get it turned around in my garage and that's going to require making some room. I can't pick it up and spin it like I did the GS

You probably won't need it as much as I do, but I can recommend these: Park N Move

Congrats on the new bike. :icon_thumb:
by fartymarty
Mon Jun 22, 2020 9:41 am
Forum: General Discussions
Topic: Car Logos
Replies: 11
Views: 601

Re: Car Logos

JeffStrom wrote:
Thu Jun 18, 2020 2:22 pm

Chevrolet Impala has a running four legged horned animal of some sort. Likely a type of antelope, but exactly which species is unclear
You a silly guy. :-)

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Impala
by fartymarty
Sun Oct 13, 2019 5:38 pm
Forum: General Discussions
Topic: Yamaha Street Bike Demo
Replies: 3
Views: 724

Yamaha Street Bike Demo

First off: Yamaha Street bike demo this coming Fri & Sat. October 18th & 19th in Burleson: https://www.yamahamotorsports.com/motorsports/yamahaevents/details/5d4c8a0d2a0ab80ce49ee141 I went to the Yamaha Demo in Hurst yesterday just for fun as I'm not really in the market for a new bike. I went most...
by fartymarty
Thu Sep 19, 2019 6:56 pm
Forum: Games & Challenges
Topic: Most recent purchase thread!
Replies: 6067
Views: 199034

Re: Most recent purchase thread!

How does the "hauler" portion work, special area or is it basicly like just a door to the inside where you can use the space for multipurpose I don't know about Demon D's, but a lot of them have a single or double bunk bed deal that raises up electrically to the ceiling and then toys go underneath,...
by fartymarty
Wed Sep 18, 2019 2:39 pm
Forum: General Discussions
Topic: Summer Trip Report
Replies: 6
Views: 819

Re: Summer Trip Report

I've considered a route up north east but so much meh between here and where it's pretty, what cave was that? Mammoth Cave Ky. A huge cave but not as cool as Carlsbad Caverns.(figuratively, literally it's cooler by 2 degrees Fahrenheit) The differences between the two are quite noticeable, so to so...
by fartymarty
Fri Aug 16, 2019 2:41 pm
Forum: General Discussions
Topic: Summer Trip Report
Replies: 6
Views: 819

Summer Trip Report

Hi, remember me? Don't get your hopes up, this isn't going to be on par with some of the trip reports of Stiple or fixervi6. Just photo links and a few notes so you know that despite my advancing years and non-appearance at recent club events that: 1) I'm still alive 2) I still ride and 3) I still t...
by fartymarty
Thu Mar 28, 2019 11:37 pm
Forum: General Discussions
Topic: Utah and Big Bend and stuff
Replies: 126
Views: 10259

Re: Utah and Big Bend and stuff

Hey Marty. I did Old Ore Road last September. It was fun, but I didn't think it was that difficult...... We had a hard time getting past the rocky, uphill section (we went South to North). I wouldn't hesitate to do Old Ore again. I won't do Black Gap again. Unless I'm riding in a Jeep. :D Well OK, ...
by fartymarty
Sat Mar 16, 2019 4:57 pm
Forum: General Discussions
Topic: Utah and Big Bend and stuff
Replies: 126
Views: 10259

Re: Utah and Big Bend and stuff

Pro tip - if anyone ever gets the dumb idea to go ride black gap road on a large ADV camping gear laden motorcycle, don't do it. Just, don't. FIFY Did you guys do Old Ore Road? I personally think it is the most fun road in the park and more difficult overall than Black Gap. Black gap has the stepdo...
by fartymarty
Sat Nov 10, 2018 5:30 pm
Forum: General Discussions
Topic: Bike lift
Replies: 4
Views: 1074

Re: Bike lift

https://www.eastbound.org/english-menu/product-info-motowinch/ https://www.youtube.com/watch?time_continue=2&v=HgCRUAC7VEk With shipping from Europe it's around $250, the U.S. one made of steel (7lbs12oz. & 15"X5"x5") is about $228. I'm not sure which would be better, but I think I'd lean towards t...
by fartymarty
Sat Sep 15, 2018 10:11 am
Forum: General Discussions
Topic: Last minute big bend
Replies: 31
Views: 3326

Re: Last minute big bend

fixxervi6 wrote:ok here are my pics:

https://photos.app.goo.gl/cF9BxgqyYyfyfxf97
Great photos, loved the panos!
Good eye spotting the fox.
by fartymarty
Fri Jul 27, 2018 9:20 pm
Forum: Non-Club Events
Topic: Bastille Day Meet & Greet
Replies: 7
Views: 1219

Re: Bastille Day Meet & Greet

Damn. Went to Disney world with the fam or I would have met up with you. Been awhile would been good to catch up! Well Disney World... or.... Smokestack.... hmmm....ah no contest, you did the right thing. :-) Crap. I completely forgot about this. It's OK, we had a total of 4 show up, it was a nice ...
by fartymarty
Wed Jul 04, 2018 5:40 pm
Forum: General Discussions
Topic: Need a tow ball installed
Replies: 36
Views: 3602

Re: Need a tow ball installed

Haha! Yes, it shouldn't be this difficult. I measured the nut again and it looks like it is 1 1/2". So, bike night tech session? Someone could take video for the FWMR reference library. :-) ...or are you holding out for a socket and torque wrench just to .... I have like 3 of these, never seen this...
by fartymarty
Tue Jul 03, 2018 5:59 pm
Forum: General Discussions
Topic: Need a tow ball installed
Replies: 36
Views: 3602

Re: Need a tow ball installed

dufremle wrote:The crescent wrench might work. Not sure I could get close to the torque specs with it, though.
Are you sure that the nut is 1 3/8"?....most are 1 1/2 for a 1" shank.

If it is 1 1/2 then I'm sure we could probably over torque it with a pipe over the small end of the box wrench.
by fartymarty
Tue Jul 03, 2018 1:15 pm
Forum: General Discussions
Topic: Need a tow ball installed
Replies: 36
Views: 3602

Re: Need a tow ball installed

I found these bangin' around in the back of my PT Looser, I think they should work.
by fartymarty
Mon Jul 02, 2018 6:12 pm
Forum: Non-Club Events
Topic: Bastille Day Meet & Greet
Replies: 7
Views: 1219

Bastille Day Meet & Greet

I have a Concours Owners Group ride listed for Saturday July 14th at 11:30, meeting at the Smokestack restaurant in Thurber. However, I will be at the IHOP in Cleburne celebrating Bastille Day with some French Toast before I leave for Thurber. I've listed a route between the two and for me it's a 3 ...
by fartymarty
Sat Jun 16, 2018 9:25 am
Forum: General Discussions
Topic: Utah first cut
Replies: 8
Views: 1531

Re: Utah first cut

Very impressive video! Looks like a lot of fun was had.
I'm sure the full video will have some sand just for contrast right? (not too much just a touch :-D )
by fartymarty
Mon May 28, 2018 11:44 am
Forum: General Discussions
Topic: Kinda what I'm thinking about - DP trip
Replies: 114
Views: 9094

Re: Kinda what I'm thinking about - DP trip

This will probably get answered through the videos, but while we're waiting..... which of the Kml's posted earlier did you get to do if any ..and which one had the 55 miles of sand? Years ago when I was out there we wanted to do all of the Cathedral Valley road. We had just done the Valley of the Go...
by fartymarty
Sun May 27, 2018 6:43 pm
Forum: General Discussions
Topic: Kinda what I'm thinking about - DP trip
Replies: 114
Views: 9094

Re: Kinda what I'm thinking about - DP trip

So Courtney and I decided involuntarily to hang out in Albuquerque for a while,.... $ $ $ $ $ $ $ $ $ $ $ $ $ $ $ $ $ $ $ $ $ Nice ride to Sandia Peak....visit inside of dust devil... ..then more $ $ $ $ $ $ $ $ $ $ $ $ $ $ $ $ $ $ $ $ $ $ $ $ $ Long story short they offered me a good price for my ...
by fartymarty
Sat May 26, 2018 8:22 am
Forum: General Discussions
Topic: Cool, but, why?
Replies: 6
Views: 1133

Re: Cool, but, why?

Totally different, but I thought it fit the thread title, especially the "Why?" part. I can move it or delete it if there is a better place for it (other than the trash can.) https://dallas.craigslist.org/ftw/mcy/d/kawasaki-trike-spider/6595636668.html Only $2800 and it's your headache! Looks like 5...
by fartymarty
Thu May 24, 2018 8:17 pm
Forum: General Discussions
Topic: Kinda what I'm thinking about - DP trip
Replies: 114
Views: 9094

Re: Kinda what I'm thinking about - DP trip

My guess is Rick will want to come home, regroup and get back out there and do it right! Yeah bad vacation days suck. The problem is (correct me if I'm wrong here, as it's been a while. {rub it in Marty..rub it in.}) that employers don't generally give you any vacation days back to do over again. J...