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Forum: Ride reports 11-26-2014, 07:04 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,446
Posted By slidefighter
1. Fabulous ride, you guys are good! 2. How...

1. Fabulous ride, you guys are good!

2. How in the world did you fix a flat tire in one minute?

Thanks for sharing. Nice work.



Lee...
Forum: Ride reports 11-20-2014, 04:10 PM
Replies: 3,948
Views: 1,894,188
Posted By slidefighter
Have fun, Noah! Is there an engine in that...

Have fun, Noah! Is there an engine in that thing? Kinda high in the front...
Forum: EMEA 11-16-2014, 06:46 PM
Replies: 81
Views: 14,509
Posted By slidefighter
Insurance Question

Martin: I'm committed to shipping my own bike over from the U.S. (I have it customized for an RTW trip). A question about insurance, if you don't mind: I don't see any insurance information on the...
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 11-16-2014, 07:52 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 2,129
Posted By slidefighter
Just ran across this site. I live kind of in the...

Just ran across this site. I live kind of in the middle of it, in Ridgeland. Been working out some "dirt routes" in the area and have put together a bit of an excursion. If anyone is interested,...
Forum: Thumpers 11-15-2014, 04:00 PM
Replies: 19,450
Views: 2,214,422
Posted By slidefighter
Well, you might have a point there since mine was...

Well, you might have a point there since mine was the one they recommended and is solid all the way around. My impression is that the slotted ones were designed for specific bikes that need the...
Forum: Thumpers 11-15-2014, 02:07 PM
Replies: 19,450
Views: 2,214,422
Posted By slidefighter
That's what I was thinking. I'll hang on to it...

That's what I was thinking. I'll hang on to it for adding oil, fueling the RR tanks from "jerry cans" (when I get them installed), stuff like that. It collapses flat, so I just put it in a plastic...
Forum: Thumpers 11-15-2014, 12:25 PM
Replies: 19,450
Views: 2,214,422
Posted By slidefighter
I'm running a filter sock in my tank and it makes...

I'm running a filter sock in my tank and it makes it more challenging to get gas in without it overflowing over and over. Thought this might help (found on Amazon), but it doesn't. It's rubber and...
Forum: Thumpers 11-11-2014, 06:58 PM
Replies: 4,281
Views: 1,418,330
Posted By slidefighter
Well thanks and good on you guys for checking in....

Well thanks and good on you guys for checking in. Every country shows their thoughtful appreciation of their own veterans in some way along these same lines. I'm happy that in this country we see a...
Forum: Thumpers 11-10-2014, 04:28 PM
Replies: 4,281
Views: 1,418,330
Posted By slidefighter
A Special Day: Happy Birthday

I stumbled across this deep woods road down in the famed Black Swamp of southern South Carolina a few weekends ago and it lead me to this haunting place. Made a mental note to come visit again on...
Forum: Thumpers 11-08-2014, 07:30 AM
Replies: 4,281
Views: 1,418,330
Posted By slidefighter
DirtJack: Well, congratulations to you then, on...

DirtJack: Well, congratulations to you then, on being your age and still riding too! Good on you...now I have a fresh inspiration! If you want to see a little of Europe from a 690 next year, just...
Forum: Thumpers 11-06-2014, 09:01 AM
Replies: 4,281
Views: 1,418,330
Posted By slidefighter
Deerslayer: No, I bought those off of eBay (made...

Deerslayer: No, I bought those off of eBay (made in China, I'm sure). They're not very expensive and work very well for me. Saves a little weight, gets the mirrors away from brush and branches,...
Forum: Thumpers 11-06-2014, 07:53 AM
Replies: 4,281
Views: 1,418,330
Posted By slidefighter
Thanks everyone for the well wishes. Most guys I...

Thanks everyone for the well wishes. Most guys I know who love bikes, like airplanes too, so I hope no one really minds an airplane picture from time to time, at least not one with a 690 in it too! ...
Forum: Thumpers 11-05-2014, 12:42 PM
Replies: 4,281
Views: 1,418,330
Posted By slidefighter
Birthday

Good chance I'm one of the older 690 owners on the site, so since it's my birthday today (73), I thought I'd take an anniversary avatar picture of my two favorite toys---one with my ugly mug and one...
Forum: Thumpers 10-22-2014, 08:21 AM
Replies: 4,281
Views: 1,418,330
Posted By slidefighter
CapOne: I really like your signature line! ...

CapOne: I really like your signature line! Seems like I've spent half my life wearing a helmet. The way I see it, you're right on the money!


Lee...
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 10-17-2014, 07:03 AM
Replies: 326
Views: 16,164
Posted By slidefighter
Well, I think I'm like a lot of other guys on...

Well, I think I'm like a lot of other guys on this site, I'm just a working guy---I've literally not been without a job since I was 11. I'll be 73 in two weeks, so I'm thinking it's about time I hung...
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 10-16-2014, 05:48 PM
Replies: 326
Views: 16,164
Posted By slidefighter
Kalonj: We had a lot of fun riding one of my...

Kalonj: We had a lot of fun riding one of my "routes" starting in Walterboro earlier this year. It's a pretty good ride for road bikes with a nice mexican buffet restaurant in the middle. I'm up...
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 10-15-2014, 07:55 PM
Replies: 326
Views: 16,164
Posted By slidefighter
Damn, Ryan! Some guys are just in the fast lane...

Damn, Ryan! Some guys are just in the fast lane a little too deep! Get well soon my friend. Thanks for the heat and the eventual pointer to the GPS file. You can have a Rocket ride any time you...
Forum: Thumpers 10-15-2014, 01:44 PM
Replies: 2,034
Views: 667,822
Posted By slidefighter
WTB Wolfman Pannier Racks

Put this WTB in the "Flea Market" today. Any help would be appreciated:

"The Wolfman "hoop" side pannier racks made by Backroads Moto for Wolfman saddlebags are no longer offered. If you have a...
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 10-15-2014, 01:31 PM
Replies: 326
Views: 16,164
Posted By slidefighter
Well rats! Just got the word I've got to go to...

Well rats! Just got the word I've got to go to (another) USAF convention (this time in Nashville) and can't make the Dreher event. I've already reserved a camping spot for Friday and Saturday nights:...
Forum: Thumpers 10-15-2014, 11:43 AM
Replies: 2,034
Views: 667,822
Posted By slidefighter
Does anyone remember what Wolfman was getting for...

Does anyone remember what Wolfman was getting for them?


Lee...
Forum: Thumpers 10-15-2014, 09:21 AM
Replies: 2,034
Views: 667,822
Posted By slidefighter
Wolfman Racks?

I'm only half way through this thread and just ran across the "fact" that the Wolfman racks are no longer sold (things may have changed in later posts?). Anyway, I'm just now getting around to...
Forum: Thumpers 10-11-2014, 07:40 PM
Replies: 89
Views: 6,610
Posted By slidefighter
This is way cool and should be helpful to all...

This is way cool and should be helpful to all serious 690 riders. I'm in..


Lee...
Forum: Thumpers 10-08-2014, 08:15 PM
Replies: 19,450
Views: 2,214,422
Posted By slidefighter
Rally Raid Soft Luggage Racks

Beginning to think I'd be better off with the RR Soft Luggage Rack and Wolfman expedition bags instead of a Giant Loop. Any of you running a RR/Wolfman setup that aren't happy with it? Any other...
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 10-03-2014, 03:17 PM
Replies: 326
Views: 16,164
Posted By slidefighter
This is getting better all the time! Ryan:...

This is getting better all the time!

Ryan: Come Saturday, will you be riding the Ural in anger or will you do a lateral to the BMW?


Lee...
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 09-27-2014, 07:41 PM
Replies: 326
Views: 16,164
Posted By slidefighter
Reserved #47.

Reserved #47.
Forum: Thumpers 09-19-2014, 06:50 PM
Replies: 19,450
Views: 2,214,422
Posted By slidefighter
Just got back from a business trip so slow to...

Just got back from a business trip so slow to respond; thanks to everyone who checked in on the miles/km's remaining when the low fuel indicator comes on. A little less than I was thinking, so......
Forum: Thumpers 09-12-2014, 07:20 PM
Replies: 19,450
Views: 2,214,422
Posted By slidefighter
Anyone have the skinny on how much range there is...

Anyone have the skinny on how much range there is once the fuel light comes on on a 2012? Just wondering?


Lee...
Forum: Ride reports 09-11-2014, 09:16 PM
Replies: 2,012
Views: 503,244
Posted By slidefighter
Excellent info on good tire choices, Paul. ...

Excellent info on good tire choices, Paul. Thanks very much. I've got until spring of next year to find some Mita's so I should be in good shape!


Lee...
Forum: Ride reports 09-07-2014, 03:18 PM
Replies: 2,012
Views: 503,244
Posted By slidefighter
Thanks Paul...I've been looking for a moderate to...

Thanks Paul...I've been looking for a moderate to light knobby for the rear of my 690 for the first part of my ride next year; switching to a Michelin Desert or similar later on. Any suggestions for...
Forum: Ride reports 09-06-2014, 04:45 PM
Replies: 2,012
Views: 503,244
Posted By slidefighter
Paul: I'm still way back on 5-20-2014 as you are...

Paul: I'm still way back on 5-20-2014 as you are starting your RTW with oil on your boots! Sorry if this has been asked and answered, but what tires are you starting out on and have they worked out...
Forum: Australia 08-30-2014, 08:21 AM
Replies: 371
Views: 48,186
Posted By slidefighter
Just awesome... goodonya... Lee...

Just awesome... goodonya...


Lee...
Forum: Thumpers 08-23-2014, 07:40 PM
Replies: 4,281
Views: 1,418,330
Posted By slidefighter
DAAAAYYYAAAMMM! That is just not fair...that...

DAAAAYYYAAAMMM! That is just not fair...that thing is beautiful. Great choices for colors and graphics. Makes mine look a little...stock!


Lee...
Forum: Thumpers 08-22-2014, 02:18 PM
Replies: 19,450
Views: 2,214,422
Posted By slidefighter
+1 on that question. I'm anxious to hear the...

+1 on that question. I'm anxious to hear the results of this effort too. Hope it works out for you and if so, I may be right behind you.

P.S. How do they know how to set up your bike for...
Forum: Thumpers 08-19-2014, 08:40 PM
Replies: 19,450
Views: 2,214,422
Posted By slidefighter
A week or two ago, there was a discussion on rear...

A week or two ago, there was a discussion on rear shock rebound damping adjustment. Just thought I'd close the page on at least my part in it. My references (Owners Manual, Service Manual, comments...
Forum: Thumpers 08-19-2014, 07:56 PM
Replies: 4,281
Views: 1,418,330
Posted By slidefighter
I'm with you, Jeff. Those (I assume) relatively...

I'm with you, Jeff. Those (I assume) relatively modest adjustments really transformed my bike. Makes we wonder what a real expert could do with the 690? Actually, of course, several guys have said...
Forum: Thumpers 08-17-2014, 04:15 PM
Replies: 4,281
Views: 1,418,330
Posted By slidefighter
Nick: I don't see an English version option on...

Nick: I don't see an English version option on the AlpenRoutes site you provided. I don't suppose there is one is there?

Regards,


Lee...
Forum: Thumpers 08-17-2014, 04:12 PM
Replies: 4,281
Views: 1,418,330
Posted By slidefighter
Well, good on you guys then. Very good riding. ...

Well, good on you guys then. Very good riding. I'm much happier with mine now that I've softened it up a bit front and back. Rides way better and I'm much more comfortable on fast dirt and gravel...
Forum: Thumpers 08-17-2014, 05:49 AM
Replies: 4,281
Views: 1,418,330
Posted By slidefighter
Wow! Was that playback at normal speed? If so,...

Wow! Was that playback at normal speed? If so, you guys seem really fast! Great places to ride, all the famous gravel/dirt road passes. I've been compiling a list, it seems endless now that I've...
Forum: Ride reports 08-11-2014, 08:48 PM
Replies: 281
Views: 44,496
Posted By slidefighter
This should be great. I'm out of your way...

This should be great. I'm out of your way (southeastern/coastal South Carolina) but if for some reason you come this way, be sure to let me know. Workshop w/lift, stuff like that. Glad to help out...
Forum: Thumpers 08-11-2014, 08:38 PM
Replies: 19,450
Views: 2,214,422
Posted By slidefighter
Thanks everyone for the heads up on the rebound...

Thanks everyone for the heads up on the rebound damping adjuster. I didn't get a chance to look tonight, but I'm pretty sure mine isn't on the right side unless it's literally "hiding" under my...
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