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Forum: Beasts 12-09-2014, 06:52 AM
Replies: 14,167
Views: 5,083,557
Posted By dwdufour
Anybody have a lower triple clamp they can spare?...

Anybody have a lower triple clamp they can spare? The bearing seat on mine was bent and now there is a crack.
Forum: Airheads 07-23-2014, 04:36 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 478
Posted By dwdufour
Thanks guys. I really appreciate the advice....

Thanks guys.

I really appreciate the advice.

Is there any way to replace the throwout bearing with a different material (aluminum or copper or something) that won't expand? Has anyone done...
Forum: Airheads 07-22-2014, 05:27 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 478
Posted By dwdufour
'79 R65 issues

I purchased a R65 a few weeks ago and took off on a 5000 km trip with it a few days later.

Don't ask me why I didn't take the ever reliable Africa Twin that I know inside and out. I wanted an...
Forum: Europe 07-11-2014, 05:53 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 312
Posted By dwdufour
A little help needed in Edinburgh

I'm in Edinburgh for the weekend at the end of a long trip and could use a rear tire for my R65. I didn't anticipate the Isle of Skye and Glemcoe chewing up as much of the wheel as it did as since I...
Forum: Europe 07-02-2014, 09:51 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 505
Posted By dwdufour
Thanks mate.

Thanks mate.
Forum: Europe 07-01-2014, 03:44 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 505
Posted By dwdufour
I'll be touring through Northern Ireland and...

I'll be touring through Northern Ireland and Scotland as well over the next couple of weeks if anyone has any suggestions.
Forum: Europe 07-01-2014, 03:41 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 966
Posted By dwdufour
You can go through any of the local insurers and...

You can go through any of the local insurers and it will probably be cheaper. I stuck with USAA because of the number of countries it covers. Saves me from having to buy green card insurance at...
Forum: Europe 07-01-2014, 03:36 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 505
Posted By dwdufour
A couple of days through England

I'll be running through England from tomorrow until Friday on my way to Ireland. Taking the Chunnel to Folkestone and then heading to Fishguard (I have a ferry at 1430).

Any good camping along...
Forum: Airheads 06-15-2014, 08:04 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 413
Posted By dwdufour
Just joined the club. Questions abound. 1980 R65

I just purchased a 1980 R65 with a sidecar rig. Got a great price for a well cared for bike. I pick it up sometime next week when I get back from a short trip to the UK. In the meantime, I've been...
Forum: Europe 06-13-2014, 04:45 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,490
Posted By dwdufour
A buddy and I will be there Wednesday night. ...

A buddy and I will be there Wednesday night. We're coming from Europe, so we are going to attempt to do the meet up at Dover.
Forum: Europe 06-12-2014, 02:36 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 613
Posted By dwdufour
Holy shit man. That sucks. Did the security...

Holy shit man. That sucks. Did the security camera catch anything?
Forum: EMEA 05-10-2014, 05:31 AM
Replies: 0
Views: 318
Posted By dwdufour
Bike rental or purchase Instanbul

A buddy of mine will be spending a month tooling around Turkey. He's looking for a good price on a rental or purchase of a bike to use for a month.

Anybody have some suggestions?
Forum: EMEA 04-22-2014, 06:01 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,259
Posted By dwdufour
I'll be in heading to Croatia around the same...

I'll be in heading to Croatia around the same time. Where are you currently?
Forum: Europe 04-22-2014, 05:58 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 2,119
Posted By dwdufour
Phil, I'm heading to Croatia at the end of...

Phil,

I'm heading to Croatia at the end of May. I'll be there with the wife for a week, then heading back. Maybe we can meet up.

Dave
Forum: Europe 04-22-2014, 03:28 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 345
Posted By dwdufour
Looking for Awesome camp sites in Southern Croatia

I'm heading down to Croatia and will be spending a week there with the wife 2 up.

Looking for awesome camping toward Split and Dubrovnik.


Also, riding down solo, so if anyone is between...
Forum: Europe 02-21-2014, 03:50 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 429
Posted By dwdufour
Now I'm wondering if the Africa Twin can handle...

Now I'm wondering if the Africa Twin can handle this.
Forum: Beasts 02-20-2014, 05:16 AM
Replies: 14,167
Views: 5,083,557
Posted By dwdufour
The stock rear is actually very nice on the RD03....

The stock rear is actually very nice on the RD03. A spring set up for your proper weight and a service is all you need.

Plus, it's more money for the front end upgrades that are needed. :D
Forum: Europe 02-14-2014, 02:27 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 899
Posted By dwdufour
Not totally sure yet. Still very much up in the...

Not totally sure yet. Still very much up in the air.
Forum: The Garage 02-11-2014, 10:16 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,126
Posted By dwdufour
Just tested it. Light comes on with key and...

Just tested it.

Light comes on with key and then turns off.

That is exactly the way it should work.

The only issue I have in testing further is that it may be too cold in my garage to...
Forum: The Garage 02-11-2014, 09:15 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,126
Posted By dwdufour
Just tried the automotive relay. Led stays...

Just tried the automotive relay.

Led stays lit on post 87a.

Led doesn't light on post 87.

I had the + from the thermistor on post 30 and the ground on post 86.
Forum: The Garage 02-11-2014, 07:20 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,126
Posted By dwdufour
I should have said this in the opening post: ...

I should have said this in the opening post:

The led in question is in an Acewell warning lamp unit. I only have access to a positive lead for the LED. It is grounded through the unit somewhere...
Forum: The Garage 02-11-2014, 05:21 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,126
Posted By dwdufour
Honda Thermistor Fuel Light to Led

I'm trying (for at least the third time) to get the fuel light on my Africa Twin to work with an led.

From stock, it uses a 3w bulb.

Thermistors work by supplying constant power that increases...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 02-10-2014, 03:35 AM
Replies: 57
Views: 6,098
Posted By dwdufour
My wife is a dentist. She laughed pretty...

My wife is a dentist.

She laughed pretty hard at this.


Teeth move for lots of reasons, but a tight helmet is probably not one of them.
Forum: EMEA 02-06-2014, 02:39 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 466
Posted By dwdufour
Anyone looking for a guide?

I'm not sure where to put this, so please nuke it and let me know if this isn't an appropriate place.


I'm an American that lives in Europe. I'm a photographer and I have a lot of free time and...
Forum: Europe 02-04-2014, 03:26 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 519
Posted By dwdufour
But on the plus side, when you're freezing and...

But on the plus side, when you're freezing and wet, those long tunnels are AMAZING!
Forum: EMEA 02-04-2014, 02:04 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 2,138
Posted By dwdufour
ADAC should take care of you.

ADAC should take care of you.
Forum: Europe 02-02-2014, 03:15 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 519
Posted By dwdufour
It will still be cold in the mountains, but once...

It will still be cold in the mountains, but once you get to the other side, you should be fine.

A good chance of rain for most days as well.
Forum: Europe 01-28-2014, 03:57 AM
Replies: 160
Views: 10,265
Posted By dwdufour
Also, interested.

Also, interested.
Forum: Europe 01-16-2014, 04:54 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 593
Posted By dwdufour
Where will you be starting from?

Where will you be starting from?
Forum: Europe 01-16-2014, 03:08 PM
Replies: 130
Views: 13,766
Posted By dwdufour
Anybody interested in forming a team and riding...

Anybody interested in forming a team and riding down to do this?
Forum: Europe 01-16-2014, 02:47 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 899
Posted By dwdufour
Anybody want to do a ride this year?

I'm in Germany, right on the Dutch border. I'm debating a ride from here to Turkey.

Anyone interested?
Forum: Beasts 01-14-2014, 06:52 AM
Replies: 14,167
Views: 5,083,557
Posted By dwdufour
It's a bit of pain unless its 25 years old. ...

It's a bit of pain unless its 25 years old.


<-----Another American in Germany but with a RD03
Forum: Europe 01-12-2014, 03:33 PM
Replies: 355
Views: 38,867
Posted By dwdufour
Signing in here. I'm just across the border from...

Signing in here. I'm just across the border from Sittard.

Planning a bunch of trips for Spring/Summer if anyone is interested in Turkey, Scotland or Spain, let me know.

Also available for...
Forum: Beasts 01-12-2014, 02:11 PM
Replies: 14,167
Views: 5,083,557
Posted By dwdufour
I'd be interested in seeing some more of that...

I'd be interested in seeing some more of that cockpit set up. Looking for solutions for my rd03.
Forum: Europe 12-07-2013, 05:25 PM
Replies: 86
Views: 5,840
Posted By dwdufour
Anyone interested in riding down with an American...

Anyone interested in riding down with an American guy on an Africa Twin from the German/Dutch border?

If it is in early May, the farther south, the better.
Forum: Ride reports 07-04-2013, 04:05 AM
Replies: 114
Views: 24,186
Posted By dwdufour
I'll be in southern Spain around the same time as...

I'll be in southern Spain around the same time as you. Maybe we'll run into each other! Good luck on your trip!
Forum: EMEA 02-01-2013, 03:10 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 6,586
Posted By dwdufour
When are you planning to head that way? Maybe...

When are you planning to head that way? Maybe you can meet up with our group.
Forum: EMEA 02-01-2013, 02:47 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 6,586
Posted By dwdufour
Some friends and I are also heading down in late...

Some friends and I are also heading down in late May. I am concerned about Transfagarasan being closed and the conditions on Transalpina. Have you guys worked up a route yet?
Forum: Ride reports 01-17-2013, 08:11 AM
Replies: 119
Views: 31,203
Posted By dwdufour
Went to Romania last August. It was so amazing,...

Went to Romania last August. It was so amazing, we're going back in May.

Planning to hit the Transalpina again and then swing over to Transfagarasan. Maybe we can meet up for a beer.
Forum: Pics, pics, pics... 12-27-2012, 04:11 PM
Replies: 9,293
Views: 3,649,011
Posted By dwdufour
I was kidding. The motorcycle requirement...

I was kidding.

The motorcycle requirement makes sense.
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