Sunday, October 31, 2010
Went riding in Nisbet the other day. Found some mud. Was riding up along the side when I got smacked by the bush (can see my tracks). The enduro tires didn't have enough to hang on and I went down. Pegs folded up and she was wedged. Had to carry it out by the bars. Must've been some quad to make those tracks. Notice the left signal (the front left matched but was able to bend it back)...came down a hill earlier in a less than upright position.
Thursday, October 28, 2010
Wednesday, October 27, 2010
Monday, October 25, 2010
Sunday, October 24, 2010
Saturday, October 23, 2010
Friday, October 22, 2010
Wednesday, October 20, 2010
Monday, October 18, 2010
It worked great.... unfortunately after testing the damn choke the car still won't start if it is cold and there is still gas leaking out of the choke. The heat mass, however, is snug and secure on the choke body. So at least that bit worked even if I did spend 4 hours with no fucking results aside from finding an exhaust leak.
Sunday, October 17, 2010
Saturday, October 16, 2010
Friday, October 15, 2010
Pulled the 130 shinko off the 16", Billy. She's all yours.
Thursday, October 14, 2010
Wednesday, October 13, 2010
I can't believe it, she runs! Spent the day dismantling/cleaning/reassembling carbs, arguing with the battery (ended up boosting it with the truck. She really spins over that way!), sorting out leaky petcocks, replacing fuel lines, etc, etc, etc. Runs rough but it has no exhaust or air cleaner. Need to get pod filters as the air box is bigger (and uglier) than my head. Anyway, it sure is nice to have a project actually run. Just need battery, air filters, and exhaust of some type or another. Oh, and by the way, it's for sale.
Sunday, October 10, 2010
Friday, October 8, 2010
Thursday, October 7, 2010
Sooo today with a 5 dollar can of brake cleaner I "fixed" the stick. Good lord there was a lotta rubbery grease piled up behind those drums.
I've also coined a new phrase here on the Mule. "Achieving Optimal Muleage". This is done by performing the absolute minimum amount of work and spending the minimum amount of money while consuming the maximum amount of beer possible to keep your Mule on the road. That's it. If it was easy, cost nuthin' caused a hangover and it'll need fixin again in less than a month, you have achieved optimal muleage.
So now I am on to the mystery of why the kickstart doesn't return after a kick. But.... of course I get stumped by the simplest thing. Those giant frigin Drain plugs on the xs. I don't know why they need two, or why they have to be such enormous 27mm bolts. And why is it everytime I try to remove them, they are so friggin stuck. I can't really figure out a way to hoist the thing up so I can put an impact on them.
Wednesday, October 6, 2010
Tuesday, October 5, 2010
Monday, October 4, 2010
they don't work so good. Put the new one in and WOW....no difference. The thing still shakes, jerks and jolts. I guess he's just proud to be a Mule.
Price of mount $7.23 + GsT (gotTA Love a MuLE)
Sunday, October 3, 2010
Saturday, October 2, 2010
Friday, October 1, 2010
A couple from Montana were out riding on the range, he with his rifle and she (fortunately) with her camera. Their dogs always followed them, but on this occasion a Mountain Lion decided that he wanted to stalk the dogs (you'll see the dogs in the background watching). Very, very bad decision...
The hunter got off the mule with his rifle and decided to shoot in the air to scare away the lion, but before he could get off a shot the lion charged in and decided he wanted a piece of those dogs. With that, the mule took off and decided he wanted a piece of that lion. That's when all hell broke loose... for the lion.
As the lion approached the dogs the mule snatched him up by the tail and started whirling him around. Banging its head on the ground on every pass. Then he dropped it, stomped on it and held it to the ground by the throat. The mule then got down on his knees and bit the thing all over a couple of dozen times to make sure it was dead, than whipped it into the air again, walked back over to the couple (that were stunned in silence) and stood there ready to continue his ride... as if nothing had just happened.
Fortunately even though the hunter didn't get off a shot, his wife got off these 4...
The cat is still alive here and trying to fight back.
The mule stomped the cat, pinned it to the ground, and bit the neck out several times.
The cat was dead by now. For good measure the mule picked up the cat, whipped it into the air and then stomped it again for good measure
Note the dog audience
Original Source: http://cas.bellarmine.edu/tietjen/RootWeb/BadAss.htm