Posts by Astrolite

    This week I installed an Optima yellow top battery with the TricLED battery box, from Slingmods, and a pair of remote battery terminals. Got it done over a period of two evenings and got to say it was probabley the most difficult upgrade I have made to the SS. With the additional cables and the fact that the battery fills all available space it took me several hours to route the cables and connect them to the battery. Very satisfied with the upgrade but I sure hope I never have to remove that battery again in my lifetime!

    I would like to vote according to my principles and vote for neither of the presumed nominees. However, given the possibility that Hillary will stack the Supreme Court with progressive liberals and its effect on our country for the rest of my life and perhaps the lives of my children, I have no other choice than to compromise my principles and vote for Trump.

    For those conservatives who say "never Trump" think long and hard. We are not just talking about one or two terms of Hillary to live through, with executive actions now being acceptable and the Supreme Court backing her up, you will not even know your country in a few years.

    Remember a protest vote for a third party candidate is a vote for Hillary.

    I was going to say, why was such a rainy part of the year chosen for the gathering, but then I saw this....

    Looks like one of the best months of the year. Would have loved to come down and met my new SS family, but I had already planned to come down the following week with a group of my Legion Rider friends. Maybe in 2017.

    Have fun and be safe!

    I don't mind snakes. When I was in high school I had a python. It's the dang spiders I hate. I absolutely hate hate hate spiders.

    Got to agree with you @rabtech, spiders creep me out too. We have the Carolina Wolf Spider, mostly see them in the early fall. They get into my pool skimmer and I'm always hesitant to reach in there to pull it out for cleaning, and they don't drown very easily. They are big and creepy. Even their description is creepy.

    "They are robust and agile hunters with excellent eyesight. They live mostly solitary and hunt alone. Some are opportunistic hunters pouncing upon prey as they find it or even chasing it over short distances."

    Finally installed the LED headlight conversion kit I got from Slingmods. Was waiting until my headlight recall was done just in case there might be any issues with the dealer. Easy enough install, for sure. Waited until dusk to take it out for a test drive. At first, while there was still a little light I was a bit disappointed. When I switched on the high beams I was hard pressed to see any difference from the low beams. I am happy to report, however, that once it was dark the high beams made a world of difference. I really like the clean white light that they produce. I am very pleased with the upgrade.

    I have a 6' Black Snake live under my shop - Haji is his name. it has been there since it was a youngin. Have a collection of his skins he has shed over the years. haven't seen him much this year but it is still a little cold. He never bothers me and his favorite meal is copperheads. Have another one under the house call "Cat" - haven't had a mouse in 7 years.
    They are actually beautiful creatures to watch - have any of you ever seen one climb a tree? It is mind boggling how they move.

    I've had quite a few black snakes around the yard, in the garage and even one in my attic. They do keep the mice and copperheads away. I call this guy Pete, seen him every year for quite a few years now. Their size is nothing compared to ones you guys have posted, thank god!

    If you think that our federal government always acts in the peoples best interest read about what they did during prohibition. The following is a paragraph from a book written by Deborah Blum, "Deborah Blum is a professor of science journalism at the University of Wisconsin and author of The Poisoner's Handbook: Murder and the Birth of Forensic Medicine in Jazz Age New York.

    "Frustrated that people continued to consume so much alcohol even after it was banned, federal officials had decided to try a different kind of enforcement. They ordered the poisoning of industrial alcohols manufactured in the United States, products regularly stolen by bootleggers and resold as drinkable spirits. The idea was to scare people into giving up illicit drinking. Instead, by the time Prohibition ended in 1933, the federal poisoning program, by some estimates, had killed at least 10,000 people."

    @Astrolite That is an awesome looking light bucket! I had a real good friend that took me down to the Texas Star Party a couple of times, it was a really cool experience.

    The Texas Star Party is one that I would love to attend someday. I was more heavily into astronomy about 15 years ago and traveled the NE with a friend attending many star parties. Even made it up to Stellafane in Vermont in 2000. The Obsession 15" is a wonderful scope, it's just big enough to give you some great deep sky views and yet small enough to be easily transportable.

    A tow behind camper for the SS, with enough storage for the telescope, would be a great star party adventure!

    Amateur astronomy.....

    Obsession 15"

    Tele Vue TV-85

    Home Made 4 1/4" Reflector

    Wheel Horse Tractors...

    1962 Model 702

    1965 Model 1055

    1973 8hp 4sp

    1975 C-100
    There are also three other Wheel Horse parts tractors, plows, mower decks, etc, etc. and one John Deere.

    OK so that's just two of my hobbies/money pits, there are more!

    Well I've had my SS since last fall and just turned 1800 miles. Today I found a big empty parking lot and performed my first donuts. I'm sure they weren't the most graceful donuts, being my first, but boy was that easy and fun. Really doesn't take much to keep that Kendra spinning!

    I was also a little more aggressive on a curve that I normally take in third gear, dropped it down into second and nailed it through the curve. When I looked down at the tachometer I noticed I was over red line at about 7000. If this thing has a rev limiter, when does that kick in?

    Don't want to hijack this post but to clarify it is..
    James Tiberius Kirk.
    The ship's "NCC-1701" registry number stemmed from "NC" being one of the international aircraft registration codes assigned to the United States; the second "C" was added for differentiation.According to The Making of Star Trek, "NCC" is the Starfleet abbreviation for "Naval Construction Contract", comparable to what the U.S. Navy would call a hull number.The "1701" was chosen to avoid any possible ambiguity

    Gotta love a Trekkie. Some of my fondest memories are of me and my dad watching Star Trek together. Got to laugh, he loved the original episodes, but when the movies came out and they started using curse words he was really disappointed.

    Sorry about the detour in this thread.

    Just had my head light recall done, new brake sensors put in, and the 3.7 flash done. Ready for my Make a Wish theme ride Monday. I love doing those.

    I'm still waiting on my headlight recall. Set it up 4 weeks ago tomorrow, they said parts would be in in a week! Called them last Thursday, they told me they had the parts, but because of all the rain their shop was full of Slingshots nobody would pickup. Promised me a call this week and still haven't heard from them! I've got a set of LED headlights just sitting in the garage waiting to be installed, but didn't want to do it before the recall.