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Forum: Day Trippin' 05-09-2013, 01:50 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,795
Posted By Waldo308
Great story Slowlane! It reminded me of a...

Great story Slowlane!

It reminded me of a couple of my "uh oh, I shoulda got gas" moments. Amazing how it changes your focus! Thanks for sharing a pleasant trip with all of its frustrations and...
Forum: Thumpers 05-07-2012, 01:51 PM
Replies: 101,321
Views: 19,645,947
Posted By Waldo308
ER70: You're right about that! The left one...

ER70:

You're right about that! The left one came out easily. I'm still trying to figure out how to remove the right one without damaging the carb. Tried soaking the area in PB Blaster and...
Forum: Thumpers 05-06-2012, 10:59 PM
Replies: 101,321
Views: 19,645,947
Posted By Waldo308
Throttle cable bracket

Anybody know where to find a carb mounted throttle cable bracket?

When I bought my 2003 DR650 from another ADV inmate, it only had the "pull"' cable mounted. Didn't think anything of it 'til I...
Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 01-12-2012, 11:09 PM
Replies: 56
Views: 3,238
Posted By Waldo308
This is just an off-the-wall suggestion but how...

This is just an off-the-wall suggestion but how about contacting Turbo City? They make adventure goodies for most of the ADV bikes and it might help their sales. He did put on a vendor's day a...
Forum: Day Trippin' 12-15-2011, 02:01 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 2,908
Posted By Waldo308
Good route planning!

You made some great choices and did a very good job of maximizing the ride quality for the short period of time you were here. Those are some of my favorite winter riding roads.

I'm sure you'll...
Forum: Face plant 11-03-2011, 11:55 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 10,856
Posted By Waldo308
That's gotta be the answer! :lol3 Thanks...

That's gotta be the answer! :lol3

Thanks for the response. I'm sure that covering the brake and managing some velocity control is much of what saved you but wearing the gear surely prevented...
Forum: Face plant 11-02-2011, 01:40 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 10,856
Posted By Waldo308
One thing missing from your report that might be...

One thing missing from your report that might be helpful to others is, how did you manage to come out of even a 25 mph collision without any serious injuries?

What gear were you wearing and how...
Forum: Day Trippin' 08-27-2011, 01:43 PM
Replies: 59
Views: 8,835
Posted By Waldo308
Thanks for posting this. I first became...

Thanks for posting this.

I first became interested in T. E. Lawrence when I saw the movie as a twelve year old in 1962. I read his Seven Pillars of Wisdom while in high school, again while...
Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 07-07-2011, 01:12 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 2,336
Posted By Waldo308
My local Ace Hardware store has a pretty good...

My local Ace Hardware store has a pretty good selection of metric fasteners. It's a small, old-fashioned hardware store with lots special stuff for local needs.

Worst case is you might have to go...
Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 07-01-2011, 02:22 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,953
Posted By Waldo308
Rider914: Thanks for the quick reply and the...

Rider914:

Thanks for the quick reply and the excellent information. We will plan accordingly. Hope you have a great weekend!

All the best,
Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 07-01-2011, 01:29 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,953
Posted By Waldo308
Lytle Creek/Swarthout questions

My son and I are planning to test our "touring setup" for our dualsports tomorrow by riding out to Lytle Creek and exploring the dirt roads over and along the ridge and down to Lone Pine Cyn Road...
Forum: Day Trippin' 05-16-2011, 12:08 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 3,661
Posted By Waldo308
Excellent! Thanks for your report USAIR. The...

Excellent! Thanks for your report USAIR. The Frontiersman has been one of my favorite books for decades. As you say, Simon was one badass dude. It is amazing and terrible to read what we and the...
Forum: Thumpers 04-27-2011, 06:55 PM
Replies: 101,321
Views: 19,645,947
Posted By Waldo308
Listen to maynard on this one. Windshields are...

Listen to maynard on this one. Windshields are definitely a highly individual choice due to many factors. I had a CeeBailey on my DR and I hated it. It flexed like crazy, rubbed against the brake...
Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 04-06-2011, 10:46 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,550
Posted By Waldo308
As a long time biker, hiker, backpacker, rock...

As a long time biker, hiker, backpacker, rock climber, shooter and off road motorcyclist it seems like I've hauled tons of other people's trash out of the mountains and deserts for the past 50 years....
Forum: Thumpers 03-21-2011, 11:21 PM
Replies: 101,321
Views: 19,645,947
Posted By Waldo308
+1 on the YZ fender. The holes don't match and...

+1 on the YZ fender. The holes don't match and you have to mount it about 3/8 to 1/2 inch further forward than the designed center to clear the oil cooler but it works great and looks good too.
Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 03-09-2011, 01:20 PM
Replies: 10,617
Views: 822,738
Posted By Waldo308
Very well said dirtdadx. If you don't have much...

Very well said dirtdadx. If you don't have much time, it's a great way to spend it, especially very early in the morning.

My son and I occasionally enjoy a quick blitz up Trabuco or the...
Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 03-09-2011, 01:15 PM
Replies: 10,617
Views: 822,738
Posted By Waldo308
Mkino: You might want to consider this group: ...

Mkino:
You might want to consider this group:
http://ventura-county-dualsport.blogspot.com/

They are not that far away, it's cheap and you will be among like-minded individuals and bikes that...
Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 02-24-2011, 11:17 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 496
Posted By Waldo308
Where do you find out about those details? I...

Where do you find out about those details? I have always been inclined to sign up for this but my wife is afraid that they'll start parting me out before she can spend a little time with me....or...
Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 02-12-2011, 04:05 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 723
Posted By Waldo308
Report submitted sir!

Hi Vincent:
See your PM folder for my full report. :deal
Regards,
Forum: Thumpers 02-07-2011, 11:13 PM
Replies: 13,441
Views: 1,349,399
Posted By Waldo308
Fastcat: The PB Blaster soaking and a few taps...

Fastcat:
The PB Blaster soaking and a few taps with a plastic mallet did the trick for me. I let it soak for a couple of days though. When ever I'd think of it , I'd go out to the garage and give...
Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 02-07-2011, 11:07 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 723
Posted By Waldo308
See my PM. I might be able to assist.

See my PM. I might be able to assist.
Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 01-30-2011, 12:15 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,367
Posted By Waldo308
Fullerton DMV

And I'll bet you had all of the necessary paperwork correctly filled out and ready.

The other thing I didn't mention was that I had made my appointment on line, had a printed copy of the...
Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 01-28-2011, 06:32 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,367
Posted By Waldo308
DMV registration

Speedracer points out one important factor. Which DMV you go to and the mood of the gummint employee (notice that I do not use the term "worker") when you get there makes a difference.

The idjit...
Forum: Thumpers 06-29-2010, 10:25 PM
Replies: 101,321
Views: 19,645,947
Posted By Waldo308
Choke cable problems...

Twigsnapper:
Yes, the handlebar choke (OK, actually "enrichener") cable is known to collect moisture, rust and stick. Many replace it with an extended button from Keintech that is mounted directly...
Forum: Thumpers 11-11-2009, 08:46 AM
Replies: 101,321
Views: 19,645,947
Posted By Waldo308
Lukas, you're lucky no one reported you to the...

Lukas, you're lucky no one reported you to the Audi Abuse Society.

It must have taken a lot of time to do that masterful packing job!

Wish I still had the photos of the Suzuki TS250 and...
Forum: Thumpers 11-11-2009, 08:36 AM
Replies: 28,060
Views: 3,420,439
Posted By Waldo308
I would suggest a more aggressive DOT knobby on...

I would suggest a more aggressive DOT knobby on the front for the conditions you describe. Some choices are the Dunlop D606 (very popular), Continental TKC80 (pricey), Metzler Karoo (not cheap...
Forum: Pics, pics, pics... 11-07-2009, 02:56 PM
Replies: 515
Views: 142,162
Posted By Waldo308
1968 road trip reprise

I’ll keep this as brief as I can, in keeping with the intent of this thread:
Ride Description: Orange County, California to Cedar City, Utah and exploration of Zion Nat’l Park, Cedar Breaks Nat’l...
Forum: Road warriors 11-07-2009, 09:42 AM
Replies: 172
Views: 13,814
Posted By Waldo308
Thanks for your comments. That fender gives way...

Thanks for your comments. That fender gives way more protection than the vestigial immitation that comes on the bikes.

Way too little mileage, that's for sure. Only 45k+. I use it mostly for...
Forum: Road warriors 11-07-2009, 09:27 AM
Replies: 2,336
Views: 635,714
Posted By Waldo308
Nuthin' fancy...

Just my nearly stock '95 Dyna I've been riding for 14+ years. It's set up for comfort on long rides and motorcycle camping.

I love this bike and have never seen one for which I'd trade it.
...
Forum: Road warriors 11-06-2009, 02:29 PM
Replies: 172
Views: 13,814
Posted By Waldo308
Well said. This would be a wonderful thing. I'd...

Well said. This would be a wonderful thing. I'd love to see them put out a good handling "standard" road bike and my real dream is to ride a competent dualsport made by Harley. That would be...
Forum: Road warriors 11-06-2009, 01:38 PM
Replies: 172
Views: 13,814
Posted By Waldo308
Another Harley lover....

Well, mine ain't a fancy custom, it ain't that pretty, nor is it particularly stylish but it's my version of a comfortable touring bike. I bought this '95 FXDL new on June 22nd of '95 and have been...
Forum: Thumpers 10-16-2009, 04:07 PM
Replies: 101,321
Views: 19,645,947
Posted By Waldo308
Yes, he said that in his second post: ...

Yes, he said that in his second post:



That was my first thought also but he's already been there.
Forum: Thumpers 10-15-2009, 06:09 PM
Replies: 101,321
Views: 19,645,947
Posted By Waldo308
Not Rusty but, yes. Didn't we do that just after...

Not Rusty but, yes. Didn't we do that just after we used safety wire to tie the spokes together where they crossed? Or was it just after we used a utility knife blade clamped by a pair of vice grips...
Forum: Thumpers 10-15-2009, 10:37 AM
Replies: 101,321
Views: 19,645,947
Posted By Waldo308
That wheel assembly sure looks like it would take...

That wheel assembly sure looks like it would take a LOT of punishment! :eek1
Forum: Pics, pics, pics... 10-13-2009, 09:12 AM
Replies: 515
Views: 142,162
Posted By Waldo308
Now we're cookin'!

These are just the kinda short reports I wuz hopin' to see on this thread!

Thank you Fast Ferris, Flying Monkey, Raoul Duke and Pastor John.

Very inspiring all. :thumb
Forum: Thumpers 10-13-2009, 08:31 AM
Replies: 101,321
Views: 19,645,947
Posted By Waldo308
Break-in procedure

The only thing I would add to Skippykiller's advice is to stick with the mineral oil for the full break-in period.

Don't switch to a synthetic oil until you are sure the rings are well seated and...
Forum: Thumpers 10-08-2009, 10:23 PM
Replies: 101,321
Views: 19,645,947
Posted By Waldo308
Rimlocks...

Oooh. Good idea. I hadn't thought of that. Therein lies the difference between the hard-earned knowledge of long distance traveler who has had to make repairs in the middle of nowhere vs a local...
Forum: Thumpers 10-08-2009, 02:35 PM
Replies: 101,321
Views: 19,645,947
Posted By Waldo308
Rimlocks..

Pike:

I would say that unless you are going to so some real trench digging or you have really increased the performance of the engine, one riimlock should be enough.

I don't know what kind of...
Forum: Thumpers 10-08-2009, 01:33 PM
Replies: 101,321
Views: 19,645,947
Posted By Waldo308
Calling Django Loco...

Dave:
You might also want to send a PM to a member who goes by the username "Django Loco". I believe he has done some fairly extensive touring south of the border on his DR650 and should be able to...
Forum: Thumpers 10-08-2009, 11:49 AM
Replies: 101,321
Views: 19,645,947
Posted By Waldo308
K & N Prefilter...

There is a thin foam pre-filter available for the K & N. I have one on my DR. Keintech sells them for about $12. You can probably order one from just about any M/C accessory supplier.
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