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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: 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
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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
Replies: 4,464
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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...
Forum: Road warriors 04-17-2015, 07:27 PM
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Posted By ORexpat
For What It's Worth . . . .

Not related to anything posted recently, but, for what it's worth . . .

My Dub has been "surging" recently, or rather, acting like it was surging. Especially at steady moderate speeds-around...
Forum: Road warriors 04-17-2015, 07:11 PM
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Posted By ORexpat
I've used Revzilla a number of times. Always...

I've used Revzilla a number of times. Always excellent service and good prices.

In talking to independent mechanics around here, most believe that the big houses like Revzilla, MC Superstore,...
Forum: Road warriors 04-13-2015, 08:12 PM
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Posted By ORexpat
T'was Dave who advised me on spring rates . . ....

T'was Dave who advised me on spring rates . . . that were WAY too high. He does have a one-time free return policy on the springs. The lighter one's he recommended the second time are still pretty...
Forum: Airheads 04-09-2015, 11:10 AM
Replies: 210
Views: 85,093
Posted By ORexpat
Long Stem Mirrors

Still available new from BMW. A wee bit pricey, but not unobtainable . .

Left, 51 16 1230420

Right. 51 16 1231256

Bob's lists 'em for $47.44 apiece. Probably close to the same from any...
Forum: Road warriors 04-02-2015, 08:01 AM
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Posted By ORexpat
Not quite 16k on my OEM chain and it's shot. ...

Not quite 16k on my OEM chain and it's shot. Won't go super cheap on the replacement.
Forum: Pics, pics, pics... 04-01-2015, 10:39 PM
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Posted By ORexpat
That's where the coordinates plot out on Google...

That's where the coordinates plot out on Google Earth. Looks like the place in the satellite imagery . . . :deal

Never been there. Now I wanna go!
Forum: Road warriors 03-31-2015, 07:37 PM
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Posted By ORexpat
Triumph, and now Royal Enfield and Ducati are...

Triumph, and now Royal Enfield and Ducati are spending megabucks marketing to the "hipseter" crowd that was mentioned above. Lots of ads, "lifestyle" accessories, clothing lines, teaming with...
Forum: Road warriors 03-29-2015, 08:26 PM
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Posted By ORexpat
Same here, cut reed valve replacements out of...

Same here, cut reed valve replacements out of aluminum bar stock from Home Depot, never bothered removing the "T". Vacuum line cover in my case. There's a fairly long post on this somewhere back...
Forum: Road warriors 03-23-2015, 08:58 AM
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Posted By ORexpat
Another thought, not related to the plugs at all...

Another thought, not related to the plugs at all . . . my old XR650 was cutting out, not running well at all. Turned out to be a plugged gas cap vent. New cap, ran like a champ.

So the thought...
Forum: Road warriors 03-22-2015, 08:11 PM
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Posted By ORexpat
Well, pretty much a nobody, but here goes. I...

Well, pretty much a nobody, but here goes.

I was going to be real smart and take a photo of where the idle screw goes . . . but it's so well hidden that even with the seat and tank off, it would...
Forum: Road warriors 03-22-2015, 02:47 PM
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Posted By ORexpat
+1 :thumb

+1 :thumb
Forum: Road warriors 03-21-2015, 08:11 PM
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Posted By ORexpat
Stix, as I'm sure you've gathered from the posts...

Stix, as I'm sure you've gathered from the posts above, the W is a pretty compact bike, much smaller than many modern bikes. That was a good discussion of the stock vs aftermarket handlebars; it's...
Forum: Road warriors 03-18-2015, 06:33 PM
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Views: 743,791
Posted By ORexpat
+1 That narrow gap wouldn't provide much...

+1

That narrow gap wouldn't provide much spark for a good combustion, I'll bet.

And if the mixture isn't burning properly, that could leave oil/soot on the plug.

Next question, how did it...
Forum: Airheads 03-16-2015, 04:44 PM
Replies: 210
Views: 85,093
Posted By ORexpat
Here's some headlight mirrors over in the PNW...

Here's some headlight mirrors over in the PNW flea market. Not sure they're what you're looking for but the price is right!

http://www.advrider.com/forums/showpost.php?p=26353516&postcount=9254
Forum: Road warriors 03-16-2015, 08:39 AM
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Views: 743,791
Posted By ORexpat
Maybe it is, never have seen that growth, looks...

Maybe it is, never have seen that growth, looks like a tumor of some sort . . . :lol3

Different hoses going in and out of that area. California bike makes sense.

Any Californians wanna weigh...
Forum: Road warriors 03-15-2015, 08:40 PM
Replies: 4,582
Views: 743,791
Posted By ORexpat
Sweet bike, with new tires! And all the...

Sweet bike, with new tires!


And all the mods I've done to mine . . . . . . :wink:
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