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Forum: Pics, pics, pics... 07-05-2014, 07:12 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 725
Posted By Gramp-Z
I am slow and not to good with my camera , but...

I am slow and not to good with my camera , but one out of six isn't bad ? <a href="http://gramp-z.smugmug.com/Vacation/other-vacation-2011/18741320_DRq5Wm#!i=3364052323&k=74wQpB5&lb=1&s=A"...
Forum: Pacific Northwet - Where it's green. And wet. 07-04-2014, 07:23 AM
Replies: 1,330
Views: 71,873
Posted By Gramp-Z
Hello everybody . Just a thank you to all who...

Hello everybody . Just a thank you to all who helped out and a big Hug to Ladybug ! I enjoyed myself very much and hope to be back next year . I will throw out several of my favorite pictures . I was...
Forum: Pacific Northwet - Where it's green. And wet. 06-22-2014, 10:43 AM
Replies: 1,330
Views: 71,873
Posted By Gramp-Z
Wish we could have stayed longer , but had a nice...

Wish we could have stayed longer , but had a nice drive home with Mylifeuncut's injured bike , waiting for the ferry . <a...
Forum: Ride reports 06-01-2014, 07:53 AM
Replies: 115
Views: 13,953
Posted By Gramp-Z
Have a safe and great trip this year . I will be...

Have a safe and great trip this year . I will be checking in every so often . Hopefully my Wife and I will be touring the northeast next summer in our mini motorhome . Would love to do it on my bike...
Forum: Ride reports 05-25-2014, 07:37 AM
Replies: 4,411
Views: 1,051,250
Posted By Gramp-Z
John , I want to thank you again for an epic ride...

John , I want to thank you again for an epic ride report . I really liked your thoughts on what it takes for big time travel . As I am near the end of my 36 years of machining airplane parts , I hope...
Forum: Ride reports 04-20-2014, 07:51 AM
Replies: 115
Views: 13,953
Posted By Gramp-Z
Great update , thanks for the great pictures...

Great update , thanks for the great pictures !:lurk
Forum: Pacific Northwet - Where it's green. And wet. 04-19-2014, 12:14 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 410
Posted By Gramp-Z
Asked a guy there who or what put it together and...

Asked a guy there who or what put it together and he said on Twitter .
Forum: Pacific Northwet - Where it's green. And wet. 04-19-2014, 11:56 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 410
Posted By Gramp-Z
I couldn't go , too much to do , but stopped over...

I couldn't go , too much to do , but stopped over and snapped a pic or two of a few riders meeting at Four Corners this morning . Hope the weather doesn't turn to crap for them . ...
Forum: Pacific Northwet - Where it's green. And wet. 04-19-2014, 11:50 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 323
Posted By Gramp-Z
Thanks for the heads up . Last time they grooved...

Thanks for the heads up . Last time they grooved it in the early 80s I was riding at night and it was grooved from Ellensburg to Moses Lake . The operators had about every other tooth too deep and...
Forum: Ride reports 04-08-2014, 04:43 PM
Replies: 811
Views: 404,337
Posted By Gramp-Z
Anna , great report ! I have no idea how I missed...

Anna , great report ! I have no idea how I missed it for so long . It was worth the wait . You have a writing style that for me is like sipping a fine whiskey . I tend to savor each and every...
Forum: Ride reports 03-22-2014, 08:05 AM
Replies: 684
Views: 104,186
Posted By Gramp-Z
Enjoyed another "Wan" report . Thanks a bunch...

Enjoyed another "Wan" report . Thanks a bunch Matt ! I can picture Kelly chaining you to the PC to finish the report , a ton of work for sure . Thanks a million ! I have said it before and I will say...
Forum: Pacific Northwet - Where it's green. And wet. 03-09-2014, 04:52 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 338
Posted By Gramp-Z
Get it fixed ? If not , Jim could probably do it...

Get it fixed ? If not , Jim could probably do it for you ? Stay dry my friend !
Forum: Ride reports 03-08-2014, 06:35 AM
Replies: 115
Views: 13,953
Posted By Gramp-Z
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Forum: Ride reports 02-15-2014, 06:39 AM
Replies: 6,678
Views: 2,012,950
Posted By Gramp-Z
Mark , was screwing around looking for a new job...

Mark , was screwing around looking for a new job for you and thought this was right up your alley . http://seattle.craigslist.org/see/tfr/4315511621.html Saw several jobs along those lines ....
Forum: Road warriors 02-09-2014, 06:48 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 775
Posted By Gramp-Z
Thanks for the tale of how it was killed . I do...

Thanks for the tale of how it was killed . I do not put mine on a trickle charger ever , long periods of time pass and it fires right up . Same goes for AGM batteries in lawn tractors , months go by...
Forum: Equipment 02-08-2014, 09:13 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 2,313
Posted By Gramp-Z
I still carry my original SPOT and use it for "my...

I still carry my original SPOT and use it for "my tracks' . Have never had to use the help or 911 and hope to never need to . I often ride by myself and off the beaten path . I was a rescue person in...
Forum: Road warriors 02-08-2014, 08:41 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 775
Posted By Gramp-Z
2008 Weestrom owner here . Before I worried about...

2008 Weestrom owner here . Before I worried about a new battery I think I would be finding out what killed your original battery . My original battery is doing fine after 6 years and 18,000 miles...
Forum: The Garage 02-08-2014, 08:02 AM
Replies: 47
Views: 4,154
Posted By Gramp-Z
I have used Dynabeads on my Honda Sabre after...

I have used Dynabeads on my Honda Sabre after having a hard time balancing the tires using normal methods . They did the trick . Seeing the pictures of beads stuck in the valve stem make me wonder...
Forum: Ride reports 02-02-2014, 08:18 AM
Replies: 6,678
Views: 2,012,950
Posted By Gramp-Z
If someone from the US is riding into canada ,...

If someone from the US is riding into canada , talk to your agent ! Evidently not all insurance covers you . Had a buddy get in a wreck in BC and lost his truck because his insurance was no good ....
Forum: The Garage 02-01-2014, 07:49 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 3,473
Posted By Gramp-Z
Late to the discussion but had something worth...

Late to the discussion but had something worth mentioning . I have the 20 ton H frame . The cast (almost iron) plates that came with it are very good paper weights . The very first time I used them ,...
Forum: Pics, pics, pics... 01-27-2014, 11:08 AM
Replies: 59
Views: 5,926
Posted By Gramp-Z
http://<a href=&quot;<a...

http://<a href=&quot;<a href=http://gramp-z.smugmug.com/Motorcycles/2011-Motorcycle-and-Northwest/16067985_9vGnc8#!i=1355075729&k=H2mjKNB&lb=1&s=A&quot;...
Forum: Day Trippin' 01-27-2014, 08:01 AM
Replies: 101
Views: 16,891
Posted By Gramp-Z
Loving the report ! As a broke down old anxiety...

Loving the report ! As a broke down old anxiety riddled rider , my hats off to you . If I took a Xanax in the morning , I wouldn't wake up until evening . The prep work that went into the KLR must be...
Forum: Ride reports 01-24-2014, 06:53 AM
Replies: 6,678
Views: 2,012,950
Posted By Gramp-Z
Mark , nice to finally meet you ! Nice...

Mark , nice to finally meet you ! Nice presentation , really enjoyed it . I wonder how many people there were from ADV and how many from dealer or your blog ? At the question time I had to stop...
Forum: Vendors 01-23-2014, 08:00 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 822
Posted By Gramp-Z
Big thing to watch for is that it isn't too heavy...

Big thing to watch for is that it isn't too heavy or it might trip any sidestand switches your bike could have when hitting a big bump.[/QUOTE]
I don't know about BMW sidestand springs , but I have...
Forum: Beasts 01-21-2014, 08:38 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,549
Posted By Gramp-Z
As a Strom owner that HAS to wear ear plugs on...

As a Strom owner that HAS to wear ear plugs on any highway trips above 60MPH . I have spent many $ trying to reduce the buffeting . 4 windshields and for a short time a Mustad bracket . Tried a...
Forum: Vendors 01-19-2014, 07:36 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 822
Posted By Gramp-Z
When I was looking for a foot to add to my...

When I was looking for a foot to add to my WeeStrom I noted in many ride reports that many different brands of the bolt on feet fell off or became loose . After looking at prices VS durability I took...
Forum: Ride reports 01-18-2014, 06:27 AM
Replies: 115
Views: 13,953
Posted By Gramp-Z
Ready for the next installment , when you get a...

Ready for the next installment , when you get a chance . Great pictures and story telling . :lurk
Forum: Ride reports 01-14-2014, 07:08 AM
Replies: 6,678
Views: 2,012,950
Posted By Gramp-Z
Mark , good to see you getting settled and...

Mark , good to see you getting settled and formulating a plan . I want to thank you again for taking us with you the last 2 plus years and doing all the work of reporting and editing all the great...
Forum: The Garage 01-09-2014, 05:11 PM
Replies: 57
Views: 3,419
Posted By Gramp-Z
I do not use my cheap ass harbor freight 10"...

I do not use my cheap ass harbor freight 10" compound slide saw much , but for $100 with carbide blade it was money well spent . My contractor buddy's suggested every top end brand out there , at the...
Forum: Ride reports 01-02-2014, 08:05 AM
Replies: 115
Views: 13,953
Posted By Gramp-Z
Enjoying your report ! Great pictures and stories...

Enjoying your report ! Great pictures and stories . Your son will have memories other kids can only dream about . It is always fun to see someone else's view of locations that are all around my own...
Forum: The Garage 12-29-2013, 06:11 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 931
Posted By Gramp-Z
Yes I had read your post and looked at parts ,...

Yes I had read your post and looked at parts , the pegs would be OK , but those mirror mounts would probably break on even a lite tap (if my WeeStrom mirror mounts are any indication) . You know you...
Forum: The Garage 12-29-2013, 10:59 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 4,698
Posted By Gramp-Z
Been years since I built a somewhat performance...

Been years since I built a somewhat performance VW . As others have said most get a little spooky at a hundred and above . In around 75' a buddy and myself built a gentleman a Bradley GT kit car . We...
Forum: The Garage 12-29-2013, 09:30 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 931
Posted By Gramp-Z
I do not think I have bought any highway pegs...

I do not think I have bought any highway pegs ever . I always design and make my own . Number one reason is most clamp around a tube , they always seem to move . I have a bunch of ST1100 pegs after...
Forum: Ride reports 12-25-2013, 07:48 AM
Replies: 6,678
Views: 2,012,950
Posted By Gramp-Z
Merry Christmas Mark ! I was trying to put in...

Merry Christmas Mark ! I was trying to put in words the thanks and gratitude for this report , but many others have already posted my thoughts better than I could have . I liked the lost work hours...
Forum: Day Trippin' 12-25-2013, 07:33 AM
Replies: 204
Views: 22,769
Posted By Gramp-Z
Thanks again for the great report ! And Merry...

Thanks again for the great report ! And Merry Christmas to you ! Kind of afraid to sign up for the big "W" get together , did last year and got walking pneumonia . May try and sneak in this next June...
Forum: Day Trippin' 12-22-2013, 09:33 AM
Replies: 204
Views: 22,769
Posted By Gramp-Z
Just found this report . Ladybug , best report in...

Just found this report . Ladybug , best report in a long time , wish I had been with you guys and gals . Of course I would have been the kid of the group ! Late next spring I will have to hunt down a...
Forum: Ride reports 12-21-2013, 07:06 AM
Replies: 410
Views: 190,293
Posted By Gramp-Z
Time for a bump on this report , everyone have a...

Time for a bump on this report , everyone have a good Christmas and a great new year .:clap:clap:clap:clap:clap
Forum: Hacks 12-16-2013, 11:50 AM
Replies: 77
Views: 9,437
Posted By Gramp-Z
Nice shot Josh . Totally forgot to take my camera...

Nice shot Josh . Totally forgot to take my camera out .
Forum: The Garage 12-15-2013, 08:19 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 3,693
Posted By Gramp-Z
My favorite way if you need a longer slot is to...

My favorite way if you need a longer slot is to drill at end location , scribe desired edges of slot and then use a 3" cutoff disk in die grinder . Then dress edges with a hand file . Trying to...
Forum: The Garage 12-15-2013, 08:08 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,532
Posted By Gramp-Z
Plus 1 on getting a pro to check it out . As a...

Plus 1 on getting a pro to check it out . As a former firefighter , went on way to many calls on fireplace problems . The most common was an insert or wood stove using an old masonry chimney . The...
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