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Forum: Road warriors Today, 11:14 AM
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Views: 617,130
Posted By ORexpat
I looked around and found the original posts. ...

I looked around and found the original posts. Swingarm greasing starts on page 55 of this thread, post 819. The fender mod is on the next page, post 826. Here's a photo of the thin bronze rod JB...
Forum: Road warriors Today, 10:58 AM
Replies: 3,810
Views: 617,130
Posted By ORexpat
I used bronze rod from Home Depot; something that...

I used bronze rod from Home Depot; something that was reasonable easy to bend. Look at 1/8" or less for either material.

The fender's got to be really clean for the JB Weld to adhere. Even then...
Forum: Day Trippin' Yesterday, 08:31 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,736
Posted By ORexpat
Merry Christmas to you, bearcat! Never used...

Merry Christmas to you, bearcat!

Never used the Safeway deli. I like Sweet Laurette's when I want to splurge a bit. There's a good (but tiny) pizza place on Water Street too. Decent place for a...
Forum: Road warriors 12-25-2014, 06:00 PM
Replies: 3,810
Views: 617,130
Posted By ORexpat
I'm kinda surprised that Ural's are still coming...

I'm kinda surprised that Ural's are still coming in to the country . . . though there's no embargo yet on Russian products. And the devaluation of the ruble should, if everyone took their normal...
Forum: Day Trippin' 12-24-2014, 11:02 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 953
Posted By ORexpat
Thank you, Firenailer. You oughta ride out...

Thank you, Firenailer.

You oughta ride out this way some day. Summer's best though!! :rofl:rofl:rofl
Forum: Day Trippin' 12-24-2014, 11:01 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,736
Posted By ORexpat
Ah yes, the bikini coffee huts . . . Coffee...

Ah yes, the bikini coffee huts . . .

Coffee stands on every corner, or so it seems. (Two Starbucks to a block in downtown Seattle). But the bikini (or less) one's are a little more rare . . . ....
Forum: Road warriors 12-19-2014, 10:02 AM
Replies: 3,810
Views: 617,130
Posted By ORexpat
See Speedo's post just above. You need to shim...

See Speedo's post just above. You need to shim four places (both risers, perches on both sides). But the shims are twice as long as you need, so one set was enough for me. Shims are soft aluminum,...
Forum: Day Trippin' 12-18-2014, 10:38 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 953
Posted By ORexpat
You're welcome, guys. Thanks, glad you enjoyed...

You're welcome, guys. Thanks, glad you enjoyed it.
Forum: Day Trippin' 12-18-2014, 10:37 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,736
Posted By ORexpat
cluedog, nice pictures of Marrowstone. You live...

cluedog, nice pictures of Marrowstone. You live in a pretty place! :clap
Forum: Day Trippin' 12-18-2014, 10:35 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,736
Posted By ORexpat
Hair, it's not always raining here--but like...

Hair, it's not always raining here--but like vicster says, it does rain a lot. But the rain shadow effect is pretty striking. I live in Silverdale, get less rain than Seattle or, for that matter,...
Forum: Day Trippin' 12-18-2014, 11:32 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,736
Posted By ORexpat
Yeah, it's raining today too. Has been for the...

Yeah, it's raining today too. Has been for the last several days . . .

Here's a more normal winter view . . . and it really is in color. :lol3
...
Forum: Airheads 12-18-2014, 11:03 AM
Replies: 285
Views: 22,540
Posted By ORexpat
Yeah, if I understand correctly this spring...

Yeah, if I understand correctly this spring (March pr April) will be another BoD election, with all the air marshal's voting.

That's why I've been encouraging folks to pass their opinions to their...
Forum: Road warriors 12-18-2014, 09:53 AM
Replies: 3,810
Views: 617,130
Posted By ORexpat
We'd discussed that bike; it was at a kawi dealer...

We'd discussed that bike; it was at a kawi dealer in Bremerton WA. I'd seen it. Very clean and nice looking.

That same dealer has a small museum as part of his dealership, has both a 2000 and a...
Forum: Road warriors 12-17-2014, 09:12 PM
Replies: 3,810
Views: 617,130
Posted By ORexpat
No problem, there's a lot of pages in this...

No problem, there's a lot of pages in this thread!

I went back and found the two posts concerning handlebars I put up this fall. The first shows the older Superbike bars vs. the Euro Touring...
Forum: Road warriors 12-17-2014, 07:51 PM
Replies: 3,810
Views: 617,130
Posted By ORexpat
I never changed my cables/ brake lines, just...

I never changed my cables/ brake lines, just re-routed them. I've heard that the OEM cables for low bars are, like the bars themselves, are available from Japan and Europe.

I found that the...
Forum: Road warriors 12-17-2014, 03:09 PM
Replies: 3,810
Views: 617,130
Posted By ORexpat
Bicycle suppliers also carry these shims; often...

Bicycle suppliers also carry these shims; often available locally.

Yes, they're solid as a rock. Like MFP said, you can trust 'em.
Forum: Road warriors 12-17-2014, 12:54 PM
Replies: 3,810
Views: 617,130
Posted By ORexpat
OOPS!! Early morning cranial rectumitis out here...

OOPS!! Early morning cranial rectumitis out here on the left coast! :huh

My apologies, mea culpa--I'll edit.
Forum: Day Trippin' 12-17-2014, 12:38 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 953
Posted By ORexpat
And, in answer to the obvious question, no--no...

And, in answer to the obvious question, no--no Sasquatch sightings.

Damn!
Forum: Day Trippin' 12-17-2014, 11:55 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 953
Posted By ORexpat
Sasquatch Tour, Summer 2014

I originally wrote this as a short article for my local club newsletter. Looking over the photos this cool and wet December day, I decided to edit it a bit, add some photos that weren't in the...
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 12-17-2014, 10:56 AM
Replies: 6,437
Views: 321,845
Posted By ORexpat
Laugh In The Interests of Honest Reporting . . .

Well, gotta at least pretend to be honest here, especially amongst old friends . . . . what I usually do is wait for a weather break and ride off immediately in search of a nice place to take...
Forum: Road warriors 12-17-2014, 10:29 AM
Replies: 3,810
Views: 617,130
Posted By ORexpat
Naw, you're not off your nut; the stock...

Naw, you're not off your nut; the stock handlebars are 1" at the triple tree clamps and at the clutch/brake perches. The outboard assemblies--throttle twist grip/engine start-cutoff switch on the...
Forum: Day Trippin' 12-16-2014, 10:38 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,736
Posted By ORexpat
Bicycles are cool; how's that old saying go? ...

Bicycles are cool; how's that old saying go? "Two wheels good!"

Lots of bicycle tourists up here nowadays. Saw one guy loaded down eastbound over the Hood Canal Bridge on this ride. Guess I...
Forum: Day Trippin' 12-16-2014, 10:09 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,736
Posted By ORexpat
Huh. For some reason both the single and...

Huh. For some reason both the single and multiple quote function just went Tango Uniform for me . . .

dondesmo--yeah, this a nice destination from Seattle. Three ways to get to PT by ferry, or...
Forum: Day Trippin' 12-16-2014, 10:03 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,736
Posted By ORexpat
Thanks! I grew up in eastern Oregon, much drier...

Thanks! I grew up in eastern Oregon, much drier there. But this area's always appealed.
Forum: Day Trippin' 12-16-2014, 09:46 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,736
Posted By ORexpat
Thanks; close to home and feels good to ride that...

Thanks; close to home and feels good to ride that way. Pretty. I ought to stop at the little store in Nordland and check that out sometime. Small places sometimes have "big" people--by which I...
Forum: Airheads 12-16-2014, 02:06 PM
Replies: 285
Views: 22,540
Posted By ORexpat
They found and fixed the membership database...

They found and fixed the membership database problem. See post 261. Things are beginning to happen again.
Forum: Airheads 12-16-2014, 12:27 PM
Replies: 285
Views: 22,540
Posted By ORexpat
I know there are things going on to fix issues. ...

I know there are things going on to fix issues. Most of what we've heard has been one sided, not much from the other. Makes it really hard to sort out who's right, or even if anyone's "right." ...
Forum: Airheads 12-15-2014, 05:28 PM
Replies: 285
Views: 22,540
Posted By ORexpat
Glad it was a DB error, not some diabolical plot...

Glad it was a DB error, not some diabolical plot to end the free world as we know it . . . . :rofl:rofl:rofl:rofl
Forum: Road warriors 12-15-2014, 01:48 PM
Replies: 3,810
Views: 617,130
Posted By ORexpat
Ahh, more like it. Amazing how I'm not...

Ahh, more like it.

Amazing how I'm not shuddering at a $5K price tag any more . . . :eek1
Forum: Road warriors 12-15-2014, 01:16 PM
Replies: 3,810
Views: 617,130
Posted By ORexpat
From the folks I've talked to or read about...

From the folks I've talked to or read about who've done either the Dempster to Inuvik (SP??) or gone all the way to Prudhoe Bay, one needs about 250 mile range. I'd sure want some extra gas beyond...
Forum: Road warriors 12-15-2014, 01:00 PM
Replies: 3,810
Views: 617,130
Posted By ORexpat
Hmm, Kennedy is a thief . . . ???? Nah, maybe...

Hmm, Kennedy is a thief . . . ???? Nah, maybe just a gouger!
Forum: Road warriors 12-14-2014, 09:19 PM
Replies: 3,810
Views: 617,130
Posted By ORexpat
I recall you talking about this adventure. :clap...

I recall you talking about this adventure. :clap

I think the Dub will do just fine. The right tires, some luggage, extra fuel, maybe a winshield and some tipover bars (for the inevitable muddy...
Forum: Day Trippin' 12-14-2014, 09:16 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,736
Posted By ORexpat
It Stopped Raining In Puget Sound Today . . .

. . . and the honey-do list is almost up to date too!

After days of torrential rain and a finale of almost hurricane force winds, Huey the Sun God made his appearance in the Pacific Northwet this...
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 12-14-2014, 09:04 PM
Replies: 6,437
Views: 321,845
Posted By ORexpat
Winter in Wonderland . . .

After days of torrential rain and a finale of almost hurricane force winds, Huey the Sun God made his appearance this weekend, and a Sunday afternoon celebration ride was definitely calling. ...
Forum: Airheads 12-12-2014, 07:11 PM
Replies: 285
Views: 22,540
Posted By ORexpat
Well, it looks like something wonky's going on...

Well, it looks like something wonky's going on with the memberships. I paid for two years at the Salem MOA rally, with an expiration date of 9/2/2015. The November issue of Airmail shows the...
Forum: Road warriors 12-11-2014, 10:56 AM
Replies: 3,810
Views: 617,130
Posted By ORexpat
Wow, this time I paid attention to the credits at...

Wow, this time I paid attention to the credits at the end . . . you did this all by yourself!

It's a really nice bit of video; my son and I both enjoyed it immensely. I'd already mentioned your...
Forum: Road warriors 12-11-2014, 10:13 AM
Replies: 3,810
Views: 617,130
Posted By ORexpat
Well, maybe they just got a bit dusty, or maybe...

Well, maybe they just got a bit dusty, or maybe he was trying to be "photogenic." H was also wearing an outmoded helmet, very retro without much face protection. Ala Steve McQueen and the good old...
Forum: Road warriors 11-27-2014, 08:08 PM
Replies: 3,810
Views: 617,130
Posted By ORexpat
Yeah, I'd love to know how the bike dyno's. Over...

Yeah, I'd love to know how the bike dyno's. Over the years, most mods have either resulted in less horsepower and torque, or at best barely equalled stock. If you can beat 50 HP at the rear wheel,...
Forum: Road warriors 11-27-2014, 09:57 AM
Replies: 1,037
Views: 233,881
Posted By ORexpat
Nice vids; thanks for posting. Interesting to...

Nice vids; thanks for posting. Interesting to see different country/geography. And nice to see folks who aren't afraid to ride in a little bit of rain! :wink:

Even better-no cities in sight. ...
Forum: Road warriors 11-26-2014, 09:27 AM
Replies: 3,810
Views: 617,130
Posted By ORexpat
High cost of customizing

The paint job's not to my taste, but so what? It is a superb example of craftsmanship, and I can see why it cost so much, between the prep, layers of paint and clearcoat, not to mention the cost of...
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