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I have my Monster up for sale. Trying to raise down payment cash. Get a response from a guy who wants to see it. Supposedly uses his "investment banker" email account from Wells fargo and a signature touting his employment there. Even gives me a cell phone number to call. Fails to change the actual link for the email from "".

Fun and games to follow.


Yeah, I know it probably won't get any traction, but sign it anyway. The more noise we make, the better.

Parts For Sale / nearly complete 2007 CBR1KRR parts.
« on: 11/14/14 11:51PM »
Pics to follow.

I have a 2007 CBR1000RR frame, engine, swinger, forks, wheels, electronics, seats, mescellaenous parts and a tank for sale. Swing arm and lower triple are powder coated to match the frame. Frame is a replacement, clean title, never had an engine in it. Forks are take-offs that never saw the road. Frame and triple have all balls tapered bearings. Selling it all to raise down payment money for a house.

Frame $1500
Engine $800
Swingarm $250
Subfamily $100
Forks $250
Front wheel $125
Rear wheel $125
Top Triple $75
Lower Triple $150

I'll be adding pics and more items when I have time. It's all going on ebay too.

I'll preface this with "I have yet to attend one". Yet being the key word. I've met Jeff (snapshot) at bike nights, talked bikes in passing, heard RAVE reviews about the course, but never attended. I tend to work out of state for extended periods (my Monster hasn't seen road time in months) and have missed every opportunity I had to attend. I even missed more than one track school and the sheriff's rider course in Dublin, CA I wanted to attend due to tight scheduling and other factors. Now my schedule will allow me to be more available for a short time, so it's on my official list of to-do's.

To help get my skill set sharpened, I WILL be attending a skillzday in the near future. I've been riding on and off for over 35 years. I had my first go-down on a bike when I was 10. That taught me a lesson: High velocity reduction of epidermal thickness via gravitational application of asphalt is not a fun experience.

How many other "experienced riders" who've never been to one feel like putting thier money where their mouth is and joining in?

Off Topic / A lesson in statistics.
« on: 09/04/12 03:40PM »
This is one of the screws that holds the coil pack on a 1996 Ford Explorer down:

This is what the top of a piston looks like when one falls into the combustion chamber and nobody notices:

This is what the inside of the head looks like:

This is what the screw looks like when it goes through the combustion chamber:

What prompted this you ask? Good question. My step son had a problem with his car. It had been idling rough and making a bad noise. A noise that sounded like a combination of anally raping a housecat crossed with pushing your knuckles into a bench grinder wire wheel. It was unpleasant. So, after diagnosing the issue as a faulty synchronizor, we set about replacing it. It's that part right here on the back:

What? You can't see it? Here try this angle:

Still can't see it? Well, neither could we. Not until we removed the entire top end of the engine:

Yeah, there it is. All the way on the back of the engine, hidden behind the intake manifold, which is up against the firewall and has the bulk of the wire harness attached to it, which must be removed to acess the synchronizer. Which can only be accessed by removing the upper intake. And the valve covers. Which can only be removed by first removing the AC compressor. And the alternator. And the PS pump. And the idler pulley assembly. And the radiator. And the dipstick tube. I shit you not. The goddamn disptick tube. There is a crankcase return line that loops over the left valve cover that prevents its removal until you remove the dipstick tube to access the flange holding IT in place. The short version for accessing anything on this vehicle: Remove everything to get to anything. So, we call the parts shop to get an intake manifold gasket and a set of valve cover gaskets. Not in stock, but we can have them the next day by 8:00 a.m., so we're done for the day.

So there we are the next day, when the gaskets finally arrived (second truck around 1:00 p.m.), engine top end dismantled, new synchronizer (which had to be ordered in) ready to drop in, got the engine at TDC plus 26° per the manual, and the synch won't line up because the oil pump rod is not correctly aligned. After a few hours of trying every damn tool in my tool box to finally get the pump drive rod aligned, we get the synchronizer to drop into place. Great. Lets put it all back together. Meanwhile, we went out and got some stainless allen bolts to replace the shit-tastic torx head bolts for the coil packs, and put it all back together. So let's see how this puppy runs. Starts and purrs like a kitten. We're not fully re-assmebled yet (no sense filling a radiator you're just going to have to drain) so we finish assembling. Then we notice we can only find 3 of the old torx coil pack bolts. We look everywhere. We scour the undercarriage and don't find anything, but assume it's either in the grass or the wadded up in one of the numerous rags we used, and we were tossing them anyway, so we fire it up. Once again, smooth as a sewing machine.

For about 10 seconds.

That's when we hear the "tink tink tink" and immediately shut it down. We had asked each other before we started it if anybody thought the bolt could have fallen in the intake, but we guessed the valve travel wouldn't have been enough to allow it to go all the way in. We were wrong. We tried to get it out with magnets. Not a great plan when the engine and heads are all ferrous metals. We decide to pop off the heads and see what we can find. What we find is what you see in the pictures. Not a pretty sight. We see there is no scarring at the edge of the piston or on the cylinder wall, and the valve appears to be reasonably intact, so we roll the dice again and decide to just re-assemble it as is. Next, we call the parts shop and order on a head gasket and a new set of head bolts (why is NOTHING on this vehicle in stock?????), then wait another day to re-assmeble it. Which requires the head gasket. Which didn't arrive until 2:00 p.m. the following day.

Now, we re-assemble the engine (which I can do in my sleep now that I've had it completely assembled and completely apart 3 times in the last 2 days), and the damn thing RUNS!!!! It has an obvious tappet sound from the top end, but the damn thing actually runs. If he can keep his foot out of it for the rest of the semester, I'll have the heads done and dropped back into place.

Moral of the story: If you think there's a 1% chance a bolt fell in the engine, there's a 100% probability it actually did.

I believe these are UC Irvine continuing education welding how-to videos. Nice introduction to the art and techniques of welding MIG welding

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Not so basic
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Off Topic / HELP STOP SB249!!!
« on: 08/08/12 08:53AM »

For those of you unfamiliar with this bill, SB249 would amend the state law on "assault weapons", making all currently legal rifles in the state equipped with bullet buttons or similar tools illegal. The California Attorney General, Kamala Harris, and the California DOJ had previously stated the bullet button was a legal item to be used on these rifles. No BB equipped rifle has EVER been shown to be used in any crime ANYWHERE, but Leland Yee decided to push a bill into place that will make tens of thousands of law-abiding Californians felons. Please go and investigate this for yourself. Yee's staffers have stated they would like to see ALL firearms in California gone (in violation of the 2nd Amendment), and Yee himself has said "No discussion, no debate". I thought we had a right to debate, a right to discuss, but his totalitarian viewpoints, along with a questionable background and activities, have led us down this road. Read for yourself, decide for yourself. Demand the right to debate.

Bikes For Sale / Want a bike?
« on: 02/17/12 08:09PM »
For sale: 1955 Vincent Black Shadow. Modestly priced at just under $75K


Off Topic / GF wants a gun
« on: 12/17/11 12:09PM »
And she chose this:

A Les Baer M1911 .45 ACP. Now before any of you pipe in with "That's too big" or "She can't handle that gun" or some other comment, she decided on that specific gun after a private shooting lesson with all makes and calibers of guns available in the shop (American Shooting in MiraMesa), and shot a 2" group at 20 feet consistentely. It costs $2000, and is a sweet machine. I personally want the Sig Sauer SP2022 in 9mm, or a Glock or Sig in .45 acp. Being a very experienced shooter and hunter, I never underestimate the damage caused by a large caliber bullet in a well placed shot.

Contact your Respresentative if you want to be heard!

From :

The National Right-to-Carry Reciprocity Bill
H.R. 822, introduced in the U.S. House by Representatives Cliff Stearns (R-Fla.) and Heath Shuler (D-N.C.), would allow any person with a valid state-issued concealed firearm permit to carry a concealed firearm in any state that issues concealed firearm permits, or that does not prohibit the carrying of concealed firearms for lawful purposes. A state's laws governing where concealed firearms may be carried would apply within its borders. The bill applies to D.C., Puerto Rico and U.S. territories. It would not create a federal licensing system; rather, it would require the states to recognize each others' carry permits, just as they recognize drivers' licenses and carry permits held by armored car guards. Rep. Stearns has introduced such legislation since 1995.

• H.R. 822 recognizes the significant impact of the landmark cases, District of Columbia v. Heller (2008) and McDonald v. City of Chicago (2010), which found that the Second Amendment protects a fundamental, individual right to keep and bear arms and that the protections of the Second Amendment extend to infringements under state law.

• Today, 49 states have laws permitting concealed carry, in some circumstances. Forty states, accounting for two-thirds of the U.S. population, have right-to-carry laws. Thirty-six of those have "shall issue" permit laws (including Alaska and Arizona, which also allow carrying without a permit), two have fairly administered "discretionary issue" permit laws, and Vermont (along with Alaska and Arizona) allows carrying without a permit. (Eight states have restrictive discretionary issue laws.)

• Citizens with carry permits are more law-abiding than the general public. Only 0.01% of nearly 1.2 million permits issued by Florida have been revoked because of firearm crimes by permit holders. Similarly low percentages of permits have been revoked in Texas, Virginia, and other right-to-carry states that keep such statistics. Right-to-carry is widely supported by law enforcement officials and groups.

• States with right-to-carry laws have lower violent crime rates. On average, right-to-carry states have 22 percent lower total violent crime rates, 30 percent lower murder rates, 46 percent lower robbery rates, and 12 percent lower aggravated assault rates, compared to the rest of the country. The seven states with the lowest violent crime rates are right-to-carry states. (Data: FBI.)

• Crime declines in states with right-to-carry laws. Since adopting right-to-carry in 1987, Florida's total violent crime and murder rates have dropped 32 percent and 58 percent, respectively. Texas' violent crime and murder rates have dropped 20 percent and 31 percent, respectively, since enactment of its 1996 right-to-carry law. (Data: FBI.)

• The right of self-defense is fundamental, and has been recognized in law for centuries. The Declaration of Independence asserts that "life" is among the unalienable rights of all people. The Second Amendment guarantees the right of the people to keep and bear arms for "security."

• The laws of all states and the constitutions of most states recognize the right to use force in self-defense. The Supreme Court has stated that a person "may repel force by force" in self-defense, and is "entitled to stand his ground and meet any attack made upon him with a deadly weapon, in such a way and with such force" as needed to prevent "great bodily injury or death." (Beard v. United States (1895))

• Congress affirmed the right to own guns for "protective purposes" in the Gun Control Act (1968) and Firearm Owners' Protection Act (1986). In 1982, the Senate Judiciary Committee Subcommittee on the Constitution described the right to arms as "a right of the individual citizen to privately possess and carry in a peaceful manner firearms and similar arms."

It is important to note that, despite what a handful of self-proclaimed "pro-gun" activists claim, H.R. 822 would not create a federal registration or licensing system, nor would it establish a minimum federal standard for a carry permit. Rather, it would require the states to recognize each others' carry permits, just as they recognize driver's licenses and carry permits held by armored car guards.  Unfortunately, these self-proclaimed "gun rights" supporters, who have no active lobbying presence in Congress or any legislature, have an agenda that has very little to do with promoting the interests of gun owners.

Here are the FACTS about a few of their claims:

Myth: H.R. 822 would involve the federal bureaucracy in setting standards for carry permits, resulting in "need" requirements, higher fees, waiting periods, national gun owner registration, or worse.

FACT: H.R. 822 doesn't require -- or even authorize -- any such action by any federal agency.  In fact, since it would amend the Gun Control Act, it would fall under a limitation within that law that authorizes "only such rules and regulations as are necessary to carry out" the GCA's provisions.  No federal rules or regulations would be needed to implement H.R. 822, which simply overrides certain state laws.

Myth: H.R. 822 would destroy permitless carry systems such as those in Arizona, Alaska, Vermont and Wyoming.

FACT: H.R. 822 would have absolutely no effect on how the permitless carry states' laws work within those states.  For residents of Arizona, Alaska and Wyoming, where permits are not required but remain available under state law, H.R. 822 would make those permits valid in all states that issue permits to their own residents.  Residents of Vermont, where no permits are issued or required, could obtain nonresident permits from other states to enjoy the benefits of H.R. 822.

Myth: If H.R. 822 moved through the legislative process, it would be subject to anti-gun amendments.

TRUTH: By this logic, neither NRA, nor any other pro-gun group, should ever promote any pro-gun reform legislation.  But inaction isn't an option for those of us who want to make positive changes for gun owners.  Instead, we know that by careful vote counting and strategic use of legislative procedure, anti-gun amendments can be avoided or defeated.


Peta has filed a federal lawsuit against Sea World claiming the treatement of the killer whales is slavery and a violatuion of the 13th amendment.......

(CNN) -- Can killer whales sue SeaWorld for enslavement?
A lawsuit filed Wednesday by People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals and other "next friends" of five SeaWorld killer whales takes that novel legal approach.
The 20-page complaint asks the U.S. District Court in Southern California to declare that the five whales -- Tilikum, Katina, Corky, Kasatka, and Ulises -- are being held in slavery or involuntary servitude in violation of the 13th Amendment.
A PETA statement said the lawsuit is the first of its kind in contending that constitutional protections against slavery are not limited to humans.
"Plaintiffs were forcibly taken from their families and natural habitats, are held captive at SeaWorld San Diego and SeaWorld Orlando, denied everything that is natural to them, subjected to artificial insemination or sperm collection to breed performers for defendants' shows, and forced to perform, all for defendants' profit," the lawsuit says, arguing that those conditions amount to enslavement and/or forced servitude.
A SeaWorld statement called the lawsuit a baseless publicity stunt by PETA, which is known for provocative advertisements and public demonstrations on behalf of animal rights.
At the heart of the lawsuit is the question of whether a non-human entity can sue for a violation of constitutional rights.
The 13th Amendment outlaws slavery and "involuntary servitude" in the United States without any specific mention that it applies only to people.
"Neither slavery nor involuntary servitude, except as a punishment for crime whereof the party shall have been duly convicted, shall exist within the United States, or any place subject to their jurisdiction," says the amendment's first section.
In its statement, PETA called the lawsuit "the first ever seeking to apply the Thirteenth Amendment to non-human animals."
The lawsuit seeks an order for the release of the whales "from bondage" and a permanent order against holding them in slavery, as well as appointment of a legal guardian to carry out the transfer of the whales to a suitable habitat.
In addition, it seeks attorneys' fees and costs.
The "next friends" joining PETA in representing the killer whales are three marine mammal experts, including Ric O'Barry, who was featured in the Academy Award-winning documentary "The Cove" about dolphin-hunting in Japan, and two former Sea World trainers.
Their lawsuit contends killer whales -- Orcinus orca, the largest species of the dolphin family -- "possess sophisticated learning, problem solving, and communicative abilities," as well as "distinctive cultural traits."
In a statement responding to the lawsuit, SeaWorld Parks and Entertainment said the court case challenges "the public's right to enjoy and learn more about marine mammals."
"This effort to extend the Thirteenth Amendment's solemn protections beyond human beings is baseless and in many ways offensive," the statement says.
SeaWorld is "among the world's most respected zoological institutions," it continues, adding that SeaWorld parks "are fully accredited by the Association of Zoos and Aquariums and the Alliance of Marine Mammal Parks and Aquariums" with legal permission to display marine mammals.
"PETA has once again showed that it prefers publicity stunts to the hard work of caring for, rescuing and helping animals," the SeaWorld statement said.
State and federal courts have traditionally understood laws dealing with animal ownership and cruelty as applying only to human actions, meaning the animals themselves could neither be prosecuted nor act as plaintiffs or defendants.
That would include litigation and legislation involving hunting and breeding of animals and plants, as well as zoo and circus displays.

Is there any way we can enact legislation that would force village idiot nutjobs that file and lose ridiculous lawsuits like this to have their assest seized to pay back the legal costs that this incurrs on the taxpayers?? Or maybe a hunting license issued to reduce the population of delusional morons for the good of the rest of mankind?

Off Topic / IT MOVED!!!!
« on: 09/06/11 03:27PM »
I've been building a home made 3D plastics printer in my spare time, which means very very slowly. It uses threaded rod and drill rod, open source microcontroller hardware, mostly readily available parts, and open source software. Since it's "open source", it also requires a lot of buggy, untested software dumb luck wishful thinking frustration fruitless forum searches with cryptic answers translated from Dutch to Hindi to German to English incorrect compiler instructions poorly drawn schematics user intervention to get it to work. Well, after a long time and some "issues", I got the thing to move. Not a lot, and not in the direction I wanted it to go, but dagnabbit, it moved.

I even got proof:

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PELHAM - “I wasn’t going to let him pass me.”
That’s what police say a Windham teen told officers at the scene of a motor vehicle crash in Pelham early Friday morning, where the 18-year-old is said to have intentionally crashed his car into a motorcyclist, causing serious injuries.

Cody Eller of 123 Lowell Road in Windham was arraigned in Derry District Court Friday morning on a felony charge of second-degree assault and a misdemeanor charge of vehicular assault.

Police said Eller was driving south on Windham Road in Pelham around 4:30 a.m. Friday when he noticed a motorcyclist trying to pass him on the left, according to a police affidavit filed at Salem District Court.

William Hawksley, 45, of Brentwood, was identified by police as the driver of the Kawasaki ZX1400 motorcycle. Both were nearing the intersection of Tallant Road, according to the affidavit.

As Hawksley attempted to pass Eller’s Ford Fusion, Eller allegedly crossed into the northbound lane, nearly forcing the motorcycle off the road, said Pelham police prosecutor Dennis Mannion Friday morning.

Eller’s car then allegedly struck Hawksley on the right side, fracturing Hawksley’s leg in several places, said Mannion. Hawksley was taken to Parkland Medical Center in Derry where he awaited surgery Friday, he said.

Mannion said Eller told an officer at the scene that he intentionally steered his car toward Hawksley to prevent him from passing.

“Yes, he was passing me illegally,” Eller said, according to the affidavit.

Pelham police Lt. Gary Fisher said Friday that investigators believe Hawksley was in a legal passing zone at the time of the crash.

Mannion called the incident an extreme case of road rage.

“Obviously, that are acts of road rage from time to time, but this is the most serious I’ve seen in my career,” said Mannion. He has been in law enforcement for 16 years.

Mannion asked a Derry District Court judge Friday morning to set Eller’s bail at $5,000 cash, which was upheld.
Before Friday, Mannion said Eller had no criminal record and only a single speeding ticket from 2010.

“We felt that the incident that took place this morning was serious enough that if he was released he would be a danger to public safety,” said Mannion.

Judge Kristin Spath chose not to grant Mannion’s request that the teen be barred from driving if released on bail.

“I’m hesitant at this point to adopt the state’s recommendation with respect to your not driving,” Spath told Eller during his arraignment. “Mostly, it’s in the hopes that you can be out looking for a job.”

Eller told the court he had recently lost his job and that he had been looking for work but had no luck.

If Eller makes bail and commits another driving violation, Spath said his bail could be revoked.

He is scheduled to appear in Salem District Court for a probable cause hearing May 23.

Bugs / Bug??
« on: 04/20/11 10:23AM »
When I go to edit a post or to the advanced edit of a reply (forum or PM), once the text has gone beyond the bottom of the screen, every character I type will cause the window to jump to the top and the text I'm working on is dropped below the visible window, and I need to scroll to the text to see what I typed. New character, right back to the top again. I've tried using the side scroll bar and page down, but it always pops back to the top.


Off Topic / Truth in advertising.....
« on: 04/18/11 11:49AM »

R6 PARTS (2005) - $1 (Walla Walla)

Date: 2011-04-17, 7:06PM PDT
Reply to: [Errors when replying to ads?]


I Have a 2005 YZF R6 iam parting out has alot of parts still in good condition. Motor has 10,000 miles on it, I have Rims, Yoshimura Exaust, Radiator, Radiator Fans, Forks, Rear Shock, Main Wiring Harnest, Front & Back Rotors, Brake Calipers, Carbon Fiber chain Cover, ect...

Alot of parts are still good and in mint or fair condition.

text me to ask if i have a part you looking for and ill give you price on it.

***************or whole bike for $1,000 o.b.o******************

(509) 301-2151

***********************SOLD--- Headlights, Tires*********************

•Location: Walla Walla
•it's NOT ok to contact this poster with services or other commercial interests


So, my question is; If this constitutes "Alot of parts are still good and in mint or fair condition.", how bad does it have to be before it's bad??

You know the one. Where babies REALLY come from. He's only 8, but he's been asking some pretty serious questions, so we sat down and talked. That was the single hardest conversation to have. Trying to explain to an 8 year old what mommy and daddy parts are for, all while he's trying to not crack up and squirming in the chair was exhausting. At least he doesn't think now that sperms are little things that look just like him, get into the mommy from kissing after your married, and attack the egg with a pitchfork and force the baby to come out. Unfortunately, he probably thinks what I told him is just as stupid as what he thought.

Off Topic / The worst video ever made?
« on: 03/25/11 01:01PM »
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Awesome takedown and bodyslam though. Major kudos for nuking the kid that deserved it big time.

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