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Forum: Road warriors Yesterday, 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 Yesterday, 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 Yesterday, 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 Yesterday, 07:11 PM
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Views: 707,003
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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Views: 707,003
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: 165
Views: 62,429
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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Views: 707,003
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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Views: 707,003
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: 707,003
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: 165
Views: 62,429
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: 707,003
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
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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:
Forum: Road warriors 03-13-2015, 12:35 PM
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Posted By ORexpat
A wouldn't think it could hurt anything . . ....

A wouldn't think it could hurt anything . . . :dunno
Forum: Airheads 03-10-2015, 08:34 PM
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Views: 30,638
Posted By ORexpat
Welcome to Snowbum's world! :clap

Welcome to Snowbum's world! :clap
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 03-05-2015, 02:40 PM
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Views: 373,012
Posted By ORexpat
:rofl:rofl:rofl:rofl Well, Doctor of...

:rofl:rofl:rofl:rofl


Well, Doctor of Physical Therapy. And will owe the Army at least 4 years active duty.


And, yes . . .
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 03-05-2015, 01:17 PM
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Posted By ORexpat
More from an ex-NOVA inmate

Personal update for those of you who've met my daughter Annie. I'm still grateful to those who helped her move out of her apartment in Reston on her way to school out here in the PNW. She's an Army...
Forum: Road warriors 03-04-2015, 10:40 AM
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Views: 707,003
Posted By ORexpat
Nice vid, thanks for posting! I was working...

Nice vid, thanks for posting!

I was working that weekend, otherwise would have come down.

Now tell us the truth Josh, was that you on the Ninjette???

:rofl:rofl:rofl
Forum: Road warriors 02-23-2015, 03:49 PM
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Views: 707,003
Posted By ORexpat
I use the engine cut-off switch sometimes. Handy...

I use the engine cut-off switch sometimes. Handy for when you don't want to take your hands off the controls from some reason when you shut down.

Most basic rider courses insist on using that...
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 02-22-2015, 08:05 PM
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Posted By ORexpat
Wink Thinking about my Catherder friends yesterday

Reading about the east coast weather; sounds like winter has everyone back there by the throat.

A little different weather out here in the Pacific Northwet . . . .

I never liked to ride when...
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 02-22-2015, 08:03 PM
Replies: 7,227
Views: 373,012
Posted By ORexpat
Eek Sympathies for your weather pains . . . .

A little different weather out here in the Pacific Northwet . . . .

I never liked to ride when it was as cold as y'all are having back there; glad I left!

We'll be fine on this side of the...
Forum: Road warriors 02-16-2015, 08:52 AM
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Posted By ORexpat
Hmmm. Dubya weather themes: taught an MSF class...

Hmmm. Dubya weather themes: taught an MSF class yesterday, rode the Dub to the range. Around 60, partly cloudy then afternoon sun.

And I'm a bit farther north than Maine, even. The northern...
Forum: Road warriors 02-12-2015, 11:40 AM
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Posted By ORexpat
I rather like this one, tasteful and functional...

I rather like this one, tasteful and functional (except for the funky saddlebag set-up), as long as you like blue!
Forum: Day Trippin' 02-10-2015, 01:53 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 4,539
Posted By ORexpat
I just put a 32/11 final drive on my old /5; it...

I just put a 32/11 final drive on my old /5; it replaced a stock 32/10. 60 mph = 3600 rpm instead of the previous 4050 rpm.

You'd mentioned your cruising speeds . . . and the ol' gal certainly...
Forum: Road warriors 02-09-2015, 09:06 AM
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Posted By ORexpat
Awww, I guess every bike's got it's place . . . ....

Awww, I guess every bike's got it's place . . . .

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=W4ga_M5Zdn4


I do have to think long and hard about some riders, though . . . . :wink:


:lol3
Forum: Pics, pics, pics... 02-07-2015, 09:33 AM
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Views: 1,861,648
Posted By ORexpat
SR-Rider, great photo!

SR-Rider, great photo!
Forum: Pics, pics, pics... 02-07-2015, 09:32 AM
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Views: 1,861,648
Posted By ORexpat
I'll add my "welcome" to those already posted. ...

I'll add my "welcome" to those already posted. Your photo does a nice job of capturing the winter moodiness of the Olympics, where the rain is the enabler of such green beauty. I live over on the...
Forum: Airheads 02-06-2015, 10:21 AM
Replies: 330
Views: 30,638
Posted By ORexpat
Not much of a secret, as it turns out. (Seems...

Not much of a secret, as it turns out. (Seems like that's the way most of these things end up--not a big deal at all).

I'm not a member of the airlist, but after reading the last couple of posts,...
Forum: Road warriors 02-04-2015, 09:55 PM
Replies: 4,353
Views: 707,003
Posted By ORexpat
Oh, I've seen 'em. Butt down, knees up, even...

Oh, I've seen 'em. Butt down, knees up, even with spring seat I suspect they'd rattle your spine. Hit a bump in a turn? Feel that rear tire bounce in the air!

But really, I suppose the intent...
Forum: Road warriors 02-04-2015, 09:16 PM
Replies: 4,353
Views: 707,003
Posted By ORexpat
That looks horrible. Not because it's a hard...

That looks horrible. Not because it's a hard tail (well, that doesn't help, IMO), but that intake tract! Intake tracts are tuned to provide fuel at just the right velocity and quantity for best...
Forum: Old's Cool 02-04-2015, 10:51 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 6,689
Posted By ORexpat
Just goes to show, you don't need an "ADV" bike...

Just goes to show, you don't need an "ADV" bike to ride the world. Nice looking airhead there, looks like it was a wonderful adventure,


Unfortunately, you'd probably need an MRAP and a Brigade...
Forum: Road warriors 01-29-2015, 07:50 PM
Replies: 4,353
Views: 707,003
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, 11:10 AM
Replies: 4,353
Views: 707,003
Posted By ORexpat
Thanks--I forgot about that one!

Thanks--I forgot about that one!
Forum: Road warriors 01-29-2015, 09:57 AM
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Views: 707,003
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, 05:36 PM
Replies: 4,353
Views: 707,003
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...
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