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Forum: Road warriors 01-29-2015, 08:50 PM
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Posted By ORexpat
:cry Scheduled to work that weekend. Hmmm,...

:cry Scheduled to work that weekend. Hmmm, teaching BRC's vs cool motorsickles . . . perhaps I should review my priorities.
Forum: Road warriors 01-29-2015, 12:10 PM
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Posted By ORexpat
Thanks--I forgot about that one!

Thanks--I forgot about that one!
Forum: Road warriors 01-29-2015, 10:57 AM
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Posted By ORexpat
There's a W "adventure bike" forum, not much...

There's a W "adventure bike" forum, not much activity. http://advrider.com/forums/showthread.php?t=942441

There's also a Yahoo Group for the W800/W650. Usually several posts a day over there,...
Forum: Road warriors 01-28-2015, 06:36 PM
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Posted By ORexpat
There's a couple of good side-car makers in...

There's a couple of good side-car makers in Seattle. DMC (http://www.dmcsidecars.com/)and Liberty (http://libertysidecars.com/) come to mind. I haven't priced them out, but you might be able to...
Forum: Pics, pics, pics... 01-27-2015, 01:26 PM
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Posted By ORexpat
Great photo though. Very evocative. Snow,...

Great photo though. Very evocative. Snow, classic winter project . . . :clap
Forum: Road warriors 01-27-2015, 11:41 AM
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Posted By ORexpat
FWIW, when I canted the stock windscreen on my...

FWIW, when I canted the stock windscreen on my big GS back, it significantly reduced the buffeting. I suspect it has to do with where the wind vortex curls around; canting the screen may have moved...
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 01-26-2015, 09:02 AM
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Views: 337,198
Posted By ORexpat
Thanks, Ed, good to hear from you. Y'all...

Thanks, Ed, good to hear from you.

Y'all stay safe if/when that storm hits!
Forum: Road warriors 01-26-2015, 08:56 AM
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Posted By ORexpat
Sorry about confusing the Wrelay bag with the...

Sorry about confusing the Wrelay bag with the wrong term, Wrally bag.

Excellent photos and comments, thank you all for adding some great insights.

firecaptp, I couldn't agree with you more. ...
Forum: Road warriors 01-25-2015, 08:47 PM
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Views: 646,695
Posted By ORexpat
:rofl:rofl:rofl:roflAgreed! Indeed it is! ...

:rofl:rofl:rofl:roflAgreed!

Indeed it is! That what makes it fun. Hell, if we all liked the same bikes, we'd be riding our GS's to Starbucks!

Hmm, I resemble that remark. :wink:
Forum: Road warriors 01-25-2015, 08:42 PM
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Posted By ORexpat
Well, opinions are a bit like as******, but what...

Well, opinions are a bit like as******, but what the heck, here's mine! (For what it's worth at any rate. Maybe not much).

$5500: Way more than I paid for mine several years ago, but frankly, I...
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 01-25-2015, 06:27 PM
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Posted By ORexpat
Weather, huh? I put this in the Dubya thread,...

Weather, huh? I put this in the Dubya thread, then in the Chatter thread, but if the 'Herders are thinking about weather . . . :huh

I saw in the Post on-line that y'all might be looking at a wee...
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 01-25-2015, 06:23 PM
Replies: 6,673
Views: 337,198
Posted By ORexpat
I saw in the Post on-line that y'all might be...

I saw in the Post on-line that y'all might be looking at a wee bit of winter back east.

Winter out tin the Pacific Northwet too. Some of you may think it rains out here. I've found, however,...
Forum: Road warriors 01-25-2015, 06:20 PM
Replies: 4,041
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Posted By ORexpat
Wicked PNW Motorcycle Errands . . . .

I've heard that it's fun to ride your Dubya in the rain.

Speaking of getting out and about in the rain, I had to run a couple of errands Friday over in Burien. It wasn't raining too hard, just...
Forum: Road warriors 01-25-2015, 05:50 PM
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Posted By ORexpat
But it's still one fugly motorcycle. Just...

But it's still one fugly motorcycle. Just sayin'.

:D
Forum: Road warriors 01-20-2015, 05:05 PM
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Posted By ORexpat
Hepco Becker makes good stuff, no question. You...

Hepco Becker makes good stuff, no question. You could use aluminum panniers (ala GS) instead of the plastic if you wished. IIRC the mounts are the same.
Forum: Road warriors 01-19-2015, 08:24 PM
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Views: 646,695
Posted By ORexpat
snake89's photos

Here's the photos of snake89's W650:

http://i153.photobucket.com/albums/s208/ORexpat/Snake1_zps94316999.jpg

http://i153.photobucket.com/albums/s208/ORexpat/Snake2_zps3b4556f0.jpg
...
Forum: Road warriors 01-19-2015, 05:44 PM
Replies: 4,041
Views: 646,695
Posted By ORexpat
Hey Snake, I'll PM you my e-mail address; if you...

Hey Snake, I'll PM you my e-mail address; if you e-mail me a couple of photos I'll post them for you.
Forum: Road warriors 01-15-2015, 08:57 AM
Replies: 4,041
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Posted By ORexpat
Nice photos, cyclepath! :clap

Nice photos, cyclepath! :clap
Forum: Pacific Northwet - Where it's green. And wet. 01-02-2015, 05:51 PM
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Sticky: PNW Flea Market
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Posted By ORexpat
PM sent.

PM sent.
Forum: Road warriors 01-01-2015, 06:52 PM
Replies: 4,041
Views: 646,695
Posted By ORexpat
Yeah, nice looking bike. Though I think I'll...

Yeah, nice looking bike. Though I think I'll keep the Dub!! :D
Forum: Day Trippin' 12-30-2014, 06:11 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,800
Posted By ORexpat
No, not a Sasquatch . . . the real Sasquatch is...

No, not a Sasquatch . . . the real Sasquatch is both more civilized and better looking . . . . :rofl:rofl
Forum: Road warriors 12-29-2014, 10:14 PM
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Posted By ORexpat
I'd agree with Bar None. You can address any...

I'd agree with Bar None. You can address any rust/corrosion on the underside of the fender at the same time. Both the corrosion control and the fender reinforcement are good for peace of mind.
Forum: Road warriors 12-29-2014, 01:17 PM
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Posted By ORexpat
orsurf, this might be your Alaska windshield!

orsurf, this might be your Alaska windshield!
Forum: Road warriors 12-29-2014, 09:50 AM
Replies: 4,041
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Posted By ORexpat
I think the OEM short cables would probably work....

I think the OEM short cables would probably work. But like Dadrider said, the OEM long one's work too.

FWIW I did have to take the headlight bucket off to route the throttle cables in front of...
Forum: Road warriors 12-29-2014, 09:48 AM
Replies: 4,041
Views: 646,695
Posted By ORexpat
Luggage Options

While I've been too cheap to spring for these (notice a recurring theme here?:rofl) I'm quite attracted to these for hard luggage; http://www.cravens.org.uk/catalogue.pdf I particularly like the...
Forum: Day Trippin' 12-28-2014, 09:49 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 2,288
Posted By ORexpat
Beautiful places up here. High mountains will...

Beautiful places up here. High mountains will have snow on them for the next six months or so, but the lowlands and east side are equally interesting.

Good riding folks and clubs too. Lots of...
Forum: Day Trippin' 12-28-2014, 09:45 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,800
Posted By ORexpat
Aww, never saw one! Dammit! BTW, I heard that...

Aww, never saw one! Dammit! BTW, I heard that next year's run will be down the Oregon Coast range . . . . :freaky



Haven't heard anything more of the Sportster, but that bike and rider did...
Forum: Road warriors 12-28-2014, 11:33 AM
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Posted By ORexpat
I agree with having bags. The ability to carry...

I agree with having bags. The ability to carry something makes a motorcycle so much more than a toy, to me at least. Pick up some bread at one of the local farmer's markets, or some milk, a...
Forum: Road warriors 12-27-2014, 11:14 AM
Replies: 4,041
Views: 646,695
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 12-27-2014, 10:58 AM
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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' 12-26-2014, 08:31 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 2,288
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: 4,041
Views: 646,695
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: 15
Views: 1,800
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: 25
Views: 2,288
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: 4,041
Views: 646,695
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: 15
Views: 1,800
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: 25
Views: 2,288
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: 25
Views: 2,288
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: 25
Views: 2,288
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: 284
Views: 24,372
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...
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