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Forum: Road Warriors 06-27-2015, 07:57 AM
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Posted By ORexpat
Same thing just happened to a guy on the W650/800...

Same thing just happened to a guy on the W650/800 Yahoo Group. He removed the air box, used pod filters and aftermarket jetting, is having real problems getting it all sorted.
Forum: Road Warriors 06-23-2015, 04:42 PM
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Posted By ORexpat
I've used the 120/90 in the BT45s. Works fine. ...

I've used the 120/90 in the BT45s. Works fine.

Jon over on the Yahoo Group waxes eloquent about the benefits of slightly raising the rear end of the bike. While I'm not sure it's as dramatic as...
Forum: Road Warriors 06-20-2015, 06:57 AM
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Posted By ORexpat
Orsurf, I'm in, of course. I'm at the Chief...

Orsurf, I'm in, of course. I'm at the Chief Joseph Rally in John Day right now but will get you the details as soon as I get home.

This will be a really fun time, very much looking forward to it.
Forum: Airheads 06-14-2015, 09:06 PM
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Posted By ORexpat
I know the new Chairman. I believe he intends to...

I know the new Chairman. I believe he intends to provide open and regular accounting to the ABC membership. The Board will do it's work but the results, I believe, will be available for everyone to...
Forum: Road Warriors 06-14-2015, 08:46 PM
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Posted By ORexpat
This Wrally is gonna be great! :freaky

This Wrally is gonna be great! :freaky
Forum: Road Warriors 06-13-2015, 06:22 AM
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Posted By ORexpat
Naw, it's only a few miles of gravel, not bad at...

Naw, it's only a few miles of gravel, not bad at all. But the group might not want to do that, which is fine.
Forum: Road Warriors 06-12-2015, 07:41 PM
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Posted By ORexpat
Or even better . . . FS42 to 46 to 58 . . . ...

Or even better . . . FS42 to 46 to 58 . . .

Oh my, it all looks so nice on the map! I've been on 42/46 through to Salem. Nice paved forest roads. Beautiful country-any roads you choose will be...
Forum: Road Warriors 06-12-2015, 07:07 PM
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Posted By ORexpat
FS58? :ear

FS58? :ear
Forum: Airheads 06-12-2015, 05:52 PM
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Posted By ORexpat
I think he sent the e-mail to all/most of the ABC...

I think he sent the e-mail to all/most of the ABC . . . I got it too.

Sigh . . . the drama continues. As others have said, I think most of the changes were needed, but they could have been...
Forum: Road Warriors 06-11-2015, 03:26 PM
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Posted By ORexpat
Naw . . . several of us have either had it, or...

Naw . . . several of us have either had it, or "headed it off at the pass."

I braced mine before it happened; was just a matter of time though.
Forum: Road Warriors 06-09-2015, 02:14 PM
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Posted By ORexpat
The service manual does call for oiling the air...

The service manual does call for oiling the air filters (page 2-17). They're a mesh/foam combination and the foam should be lightly oiled. Manual says to use SAE 30, but I use specialty air...
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 06-09-2015, 07:10 AM
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Posted By ORexpat
So ride another mile or two and get your stuff...

So ride another mile or two and get your stuff from MFI. :clap
Forum: Road Warriors 06-08-2015, 08:26 AM
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Posted By ORexpat
I agree completely. I ride my Dub regularly, and...

I agree completely. I ride my Dub regularly, and that's with an oilhead GS, an airhead R75/5. and an XR650L as alternatives. The W650 is a sweet running, delightful motorcycle to ride. It excels...
Forum: Road Warriors 06-07-2015, 08:48 PM
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Posted By ORexpat
Sure hope you can make it up to Portlandia this...

Sure hope you can make it up to Portlandia this August.

I've not spent much time around KFalls, even though I grew up in John Day. Need to fix that one of these days. Maybe a future Wrally...
Forum: Road Warriors 06-07-2015, 06:43 AM
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Posted By ORexpat
I've got fairly inexpensive Hagons on my Dub (...

I've got fairly inexpensive Hagons on my Dub ( can't recall the model), and mid-range Olin's in my GS. Even at a mid-range price, the Olin's are fabulous, far better than the Hagons. Plus the...
Forum: Road Warriors 06-04-2015, 01:13 PM
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Posted By ORexpat
Now this is one that I actually like (well,...

Now this is one that I actually like (well, except for the fake Manx decal . . . ) It looks good, ride-able, etc. I'd prefer more fender coverage but that's only 'cause I live where it's supposed...
Forum: Road Warriors 05-20-2015, 09:04 PM
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Posted By ORexpat
IIRC I had a 45L GIVI on my old Wee Strom. Big,...

IIRC I had a 45L GIVI on my old Wee Strom. Big, ugly, lockable, and oh-so-handy. Would easily hold a Roadcrafter.

http://i153.photobucket.com/albums/s208/ORexpat/Laurel_Fork_5_2007/P5050041.jpg...
Forum: Road Warriors 05-19-2015, 10:35 AM
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Posted By ORexpat
Wrally

Yeah, this will be a hoot. The Cascades have some superb riding, and even better scenery. Almost as good as the Olympics and North Cascades! :rofl:rofl

orsurf knows the area well. I'm...
Forum: Road Warriors 05-18-2015, 10:19 PM
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Posted By ORexpat
NY to Portland, sounds like a nice summer road...

NY to Portland, sounds like a nice summer road trip! :wink:
Forum: Road Warriors 05-18-2015, 06:17 PM
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Posted By ORexpat
Woo Hoo! Let the good times roll!! :freaky

Woo Hoo!

Let the good times roll!! :freaky
Forum: Road Warriors 05-17-2015, 02:43 PM
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Posted By ORexpat
I've got a GIVI top rack and pannier racks that...

I've got a GIVI top rack and pannier racks that also work just fine. Very robust. Having said that, I've got Hepco Becker on my GS and as the J says, they're the bee's knees too. Don't think you...
Forum: Road Warriors 05-17-2015, 01:59 PM
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Posted By ORexpat
Sorry for not checking sooner . . . I often...

Sorry for not checking sooner . . .

I often keep the Dub in the clock mode. When I start it, as soon as the engine starts to run, the LCD goes to all zeros across the display, with "trip" and...
Forum: Epic Ride Reports 05-17-2015, 12:45 PM
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Posted By ORexpat
. . . . Keep it comin' ! :lurk

. . . . Keep it comin' !

:lurk
Forum: Road Warriors 05-17-2015, 11:13 AM
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Posted By ORexpat
I use the Shell Rotella T 5W40 in my Dub and...

I use the Shell Rotella T 5W40 in my Dub and XR650L. Neither has seized yet . . . :wink:

Not meaning to ignite yet another 'oil thread" . . . but here's an interesting read:...
Forum: Road Warriors 05-10-2015, 10:36 PM
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Posted By ORexpat
Well, haven't ridden the XS, but the Dub's...

Well, haven't ridden the XS, but the Dub's counterbalancer helps keep the vibe's in check, much better than the original Brit vertical twins. My Dub dyno'd at 49.6 HP at the rear wheel. Torque...
Forum: Road Warriors 05-08-2015, 04:23 PM
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Posted By ORexpat
Sorry, I like a rear fender. Looks incomplete,...

Sorry, I like a rear fender. Looks incomplete, like someone just forgot to finish the bike, without one. Could be 'cause I live where it rains . . .

My opinion only, of course. Opinions are...
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 05-07-2015, 05:24 PM
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Posted By ORexpat
B-17. You can sorta make out the canopy. At...

B-17. You can sorta make out the canopy. At first glance it almost looks like a B-29, but I'd say 17.
Forum: Road Warriors 04-29-2015, 05:48 PM
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Posted By ORexpat
I dunno, I kinda like the Bonnies. Yeah, they're...

I dunno, I kinda like the Bonnies. Yeah, they're not like the old ones (the new one's are pretty reliable . . . :evil) and they've gotten a little porcine, but they're still nice bikes for all that....
Forum: Road Warriors 04-28-2015, 10:59 AM
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Posted By ORexpat
+ 2 Absolutely lovely little motorsickle. ...

+ 2

Absolutely lovely little motorsickle. The Dub and my old /5 are the "go to" bikes for just ridin' around.

:ricky
Forum: Road Warriors 04-23-2015, 11:50 AM
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Posted By ORexpat
Eric, you've got it! That was written like a...

Eric, you've got it! That was written like a true poet.

FWIW (and that may not be too much . . .) every time I finish teaching a Basic Rider Course, I ask the students to do two things for me as...
Forum: Road Warriors 04-23-2015, 11:28 AM
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Posted By ORexpat
Dementia, maybe. I saw the "100" and typed "90."...

Dementia, maybe. I saw the "100" and typed "90." :eek1
Forum: Road Warriors 04-23-2015, 11:02 AM
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Posted By ORexpat
Gotta say I particularly like the R100S that's...

Gotta say I particularly like the R100S that's been "de-essed" so to speak. (Or at least has R100S engine or engine badges). A well-tuned airhead is a sweet machine.
Forum: Road Warriors 04-23-2015, 10:43 AM
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Posted By ORexpat
I like your place! Except that it's...

I like your place!


Except that it's halfway around the world, and I don't speak French! :lol3


I'm way too old to be hip myself; your little bistro looks great.
Forum: Road Warriors 04-23-2015, 10:40 AM
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Posted By ORexpat
Sounds interesting . . . I'll PM you.

Sounds interesting . . . I'll PM you.
Forum: Road Warriors 04-23-2015, 08:23 AM
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Posted By ORexpat
So what do the See See bubbas think of the Dubya?...

So what do the See See bubbas think of the Dubya?


This could be a measure of their hipness . . . if they don't like the Dub, they ain't hip!! :rofl:rofl:rofl


BTW, still have the stickers...
Forum: Airheads 04-23-2015, 07:36 AM
Replies: 452
Views: 43,776
Posted By ORexpat
+1. Lots of chatter on the Airlist. Some good,...

+1. Lots of chatter on the Airlist. Some good, some tedious, some amusing . . . . :evil
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 04-20-2015, 08:19 AM
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Views: 262,193
Posted By ORexpat
Party at my place! Only 3000 miles!

Party at my place! Only 3000 miles!
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 04-19-2015, 08:26 AM
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Posted By ORexpat
Wink You Can Run But You Can't Hide . . .

Well, after living out here on the Left Coast for the last two years, I've been found! Sh*t! I just know that once all you deprived east-coasters figure out how nice it is out this way, we'll be...
Forum: Road Warriors 04-17-2015, 10:19 PM
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Posted By ORexpat
Hey, 'surf! Come on back up and ride my GS if...

Hey, 'surf! Come on back up and ride my GS if you want to feel Olins! Night and day difference. I'd think Mrs. orsurf's Duc would make a nice contrast, though it's set up for pavement. Duc's have...
Forum: Road Warriors 04-17-2015, 08:34 PM
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Posted By ORexpat
I haven't checked the sizes available on the...

I haven't checked the sizes available on the Conti's. FWIW I run a slightly taller profile rear tire. Works fine.

On the "surging", I used quotation marks because it really isn't surging. My...
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