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Forum: Ride reports 06-02-2013, 03:48 PM
Replies: 3,105
Views: 1,506,568
Posted By Machog
Maverick, I'm sure UK and US plod don't give a...

Maverick, I'm sure UK and US plod don't give a rats! Maybe when Nathan rides back to Aussie one of these day;-)

Machog
Forum: Ride reports 05-16-2013, 01:02 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 4,719
Posted By Machog
Saw you in Jerome by the side of the road with...

Saw you in Jerome by the side of the road with your shiny new Ducati, far cry from those early KLR days!

And again at the Mile High, was in the cage so decided not to say hi!

Always enjoy...
Forum: Ride reports 01-10-2013, 08:13 AM
Replies: 4,852
Views: 3,185,814
Posted By Machog
Tx to all for a brilliant report. And no river...

Tx to all for a brilliant report. And no river crossings are never boring-keep 'em coming.

Prutser, knowing your love of birds, thought you might enjoy these two pics from my garden/yard in Cave...
Forum: Canada 08-05-2012, 03:33 PM
Replies: 3,168
Views: 620,951
Posted By Machog
Great thread guys, you and the bikes both took a...

Great thread guys, you and the bikes both took a beating!

In hind site, which was the most reliable/suitable bike and if you were starting afresh, what bike would you choose-same again or go for...
Forum: Ride reports 12-17-2011, 03:49 PM
Replies: 2,555
Views: 1,715,351
Posted By Machog
Doug, it was a privilege to meet you today at the...

Doug, it was a privilege to meet you today at the Seattle show. Thanks for sharing more insights and putting up with my tedious questions. Look forward to the final chapter of your trip back the...
Forum: Ride reports 11-06-2011, 10:31 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 2,301
Posted By Machog
Great stuff, keep it coming. Machog

Great stuff, keep it coming.

Machog
Forum: Ride reports 10-31-2011, 03:07 PM
Replies: 2,555
Views: 1,715,351
Posted By Machog
See you in Seattle Doug. Machog

See you in Seattle Doug.

Machog
Forum: Ride reports 04-28-2011, 04:30 PM
Replies: 2,555
Views: 1,715,351
Posted By Machog
Yo Doug, looking forward to this one and with...

Yo Doug, looking forward to this one and with SPOT to keep an eye on you!

What's the range of your Sportie? Walter C noted that there was a real dearth of gas stations in his travels 'out East' ?...
Forum: Ride reports 03-30-2011, 04:44 PM
Replies: 412
Views: 105,504
Posted By Machog
Moon love your pictures and writing, thank you! ...

Moon love your pictures and writing, thank you!

I notice you ware out your chain quickly. Maybe if you get spray oil or chain lubrication and use it every day, chain and gears will last longer....
Forum: Ride reports 02-03-2011, 09:42 AM
Replies: 3,105
Views: 1,506,568
Posted By Machog
Nathan, not to rain on your parade, but went to...

Nathan, not to rain on your parade, but went to Apples iBooks, to buy your book for my iPad.

There are two books with the title Going Postal, but neither of them are yours. Don't have Kindle so...
Forum: Ride reports 12-29-2010, 07:57 PM
Replies: 379
Views: 90,315
Posted By Machog
Peach, excellent report and great photo's as...

Peach, excellent report and great photo's as usual.

I know and love many of those places. Even have a couple of suggestions if you need them for your next trip up north.

I know you travel on...
Forum: Ride reports 11-06-2010, 09:33 AM
Replies: 1,585
Views: 1,195,636
Posted By Machog
Doug, in case you missed it Walter C has had his...

Doug, in case you missed it Walter C has had his bike stolen in Holland.

You probably have more 'unofficial' connections than anyone in Europe, specially if the bike heads East.
...
Forum: Ride reports 02-10-2010, 09:18 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 6,153
Posted By Machog
Brimstone, excellent report with even more...

Brimstone, excellent report with even more excellent photos. I'm coming up your way later this year and going to add Naramata to my list.

Last year I was all around Lake Gallagher. BTW great pub...
Forum: Ride reports 12-25-2009, 02:56 PM
Replies: 2,061
Views: 1,196,320
Posted By Machog
Mac, po prostu zamówić DVD, tutaj swoje Boże...

Mac, po prostu zamówić DVD, tutaj swoje Boże Narodzenie w USA.

Najbardziej niesamowite przygody, dzięki za poświęcenie czasu na post i przetłumaczyć go na język angielski.

Jedno pytanie,...
Forum: Ride reports 09-19-2009, 03:45 PM
Replies: 1,585
Views: 1,195,636
Posted By Machog
Great pics as always. FYI weather is going to be...

Great pics as always. FYI weather is going to be great for your short stay in the Pacific Northwet.

http://www.weather.com/outlook/driving/interstate/tenday/98052?from=36hr_topnav_driving
...
Forum: Ride reports 09-16-2009, 09:09 AM
Replies: 3,105
Views: 1,506,568
Posted By Machog
Not sure how I'm going to carry on with my life...

Not sure how I'm going to carry on with my life after you get home and stop posting. Your posts are a daily ritual for me, first place I go, before email, doing my teeth taking a s...........well you...
Forum: Ride reports 09-05-2009, 09:15 AM
Replies: 1,585
Views: 1,195,636
Posted By Machog
ever had Mac n Jack's (a local seattle beer)? ...

ever had Mac n Jack's (a local seattle beer)?

He doesn't drink.............but I do.

Machog:freaky
Forum: Ride reports 08-28-2009, 09:07 AM
Replies: 3,105
Views: 1,506,568
Posted By Machog
+2 on the throttle cable being too tight, or...

+2 on the throttle cable being too tight, or incorrectly routed.

Another thought, is the throttle return spring working correctly. You twist the throttle to start it, but its not springing back?...
Forum: Ride reports 08-21-2009, 09:39 AM
Replies: 3,105
Views: 1,506,568
Posted By Machog
Hey Nathan, great stuff, can't wait for the book....

Hey Nathan, great stuff, can't wait for the book.

If you make it to Alaska next June, you'll be passing through the Seattle area a week or so later. I have plenty of shoelaces, duck tape and a...
Forum: Beasts 06-28-2009, 09:43 AM
Replies: 6,560
Views: 1,433,887
Posted By Machog
I called up my insurance company a few weeks ago...

I called up my insurance company a few weeks ago to complain about my Versys insurance and they ended up cutting it half to $203.00 a year.

Not really sure why, but you are right, when I first...
Forum: Ride reports 06-28-2009, 09:20 AM
Replies: 3,105
Views: 1,506,568
Posted By Machog
Brilliant mate, been following your progress. ...

Brilliant mate, been following your progress.

Would also like to contribute in some small way, very small, can I send you a new pair of shoe laces? That last photo of your sneakers looks like...
Forum: Beasts 06-23-2009, 07:19 PM
Replies: 6,560
Views: 1,433,887
Posted By Machog
md, sorry you've fallen on hard times-but if you...

md, sorry you've fallen on hard times-but if you are still commuting 19miles each way, that means at least you have a job:D

Still got the photo's of our fun day together and my first taste of...
Forum: Beasts 06-21-2009, 03:35 PM
Replies: 6,560
Views: 1,433,887
Posted By Machog
Gustavo & Machog Chase the Snake with the Wet Leather Gang.

Gustavo & Machog hooked up in Prosser WA, to drive over to Pullman WA to chase the snake (some very twisty empty roads in WA, OR and ID).
Soggy Machog...
Forum: Beasts 06-05-2009, 03:16 PM
Replies: 6,560
Views: 1,433,887
Posted By Machog
No problems at all. Suspension handled it well....

No problems at all. Suspension handled it well. Its worse than it looks, I've only got a small tent, sleeping bag & thin air mattress in there. Next time the bag is going!

Better tires would...
Forum: Beasts 06-04-2009, 11:05 PM
Replies: 6,560
Views: 1,433,887
Posted By Machog
Spent a few days wandering around the Olympic...

Spent a few days wandering around the Olympic Peninsula-ended up being a lot of off road thanks to my ace GPS TomTom.
Food first, might be out there for days! What else would a Brit eat?...
Forum: Beasts 05-13-2009, 09:17 AM
Replies: 6,560
Views: 1,433,887
Posted By Machog
JiveTurkey, done hundreds of miles two up on the...

JiveTurkey, done hundreds of miles two up on the V. I too got the Motowerk passenger pegs. My wife said they made a huge difference, got her legs away from the saddle bags, without getting her boots...
Forum: Beasts 05-11-2009, 10:24 AM
Replies: 6,560
Views: 1,433,887
Posted By Machog
VeeWNC, great pics. Are those real roads sign...

VeeWNC, great pics. Are those real roads sign pics-what a riot!

Or am I being naive here and its a clever photo shop job?

Machog
Forum: Beasts 05-10-2009, 09:59 AM
Replies: 6,560
Views: 1,433,887
Posted By Machog
OR & WA Versys Riders-Raymond WA Sat 16th May

The VIAGRA's (VersysIntoAdventurers&GreatRidesAnytime) are getting together in Raymond WA for lunch on Saturday.
...
Forum: Beasts 01-03-2009, 10:47 AM
Replies: 20,907
Views: 5,978,486
Posted By Machog
Those of you who ride in hot climates 90+(maybe...

Those of you who ride in hot climates 90+(maybe not this time of year), but generally, how bad is the heat from under your right thigh?

My old HD was brutal in hot weather, it used to cook your...
Forum: Beasts 12-26-2008, 10:04 PM
Replies: 6,560
Views: 1,433,887
Posted By Machog
Yep, hinged brackets, they were chrome but...

Yep, hinged brackets, they were chrome but sprayed them black so they would blend in a bit. They have a pin hinge and just tighten with one nut & bolt. Stock riders foot pegs, got them off a buddy on...
Forum: Beasts 12-21-2008, 02:01 PM
Replies: 6,560
Views: 1,433,887
Posted By Machog
TCity, here's my version of highway pegs. Bought...

TCity, here's my version of highway pegs. Bought a used set from someone on this forum.

http://i260.photobucket.com/albums/ii30/Macvalk/IMG_2239.jpg
...
Forum: Pics, pics, pics... 11-02-2008, 04:28 PM
Replies: 474
Views: 119,929
Posted By Machog
Leaving from wet cold Seattle to warm Palm Desert...

Leaving from wet cold Seattle to warm Palm Desert for 3 months of play time in the sun.

http://i260.photobucket.com/albums/ii30/Macvalk/IMG_2117.jpg

Machog
Forum: Ride reports 09-23-2008, 01:03 PM
Replies: 116
Views: 37,589
Posted By Machog
Laugh Totally BRILLIANT, thanks for taking the time to...

Totally BRILLIANT, thanks for taking the time to post the pics and add the commentary.

One question, are you all linguists-is there a common/popular language you use, or is point and shout? I've...
Forum: Ride reports 08-01-2008, 11:00 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 620
Posted By Machog
Long Way Down Coming to US TV Tomorrow Night Sat 2nd August

On Comcast its on Fox Reality TV, tomorrow night at 9:00pm. First time on US TV.

In Denver area its 159 Aug 2nd..

Machog
Forum: Beasts 07-10-2008, 09:13 AM
Replies: 6,560
Views: 1,433,887
Posted By Machog
nodaclu, when I was looking for a Versys up here...

nodaclu, when I was looking for a Versys up here in WA state, my dealer did an on line search with other Kaw dealers to see where they were located. Dealers often 'swap' new bikes, just make sure...
Forum: Beasts 07-08-2008, 04:25 PM
Replies: 6,560
Views: 1,433,887
Posted By Machog
mdaniels, might have been me on the UK forum, I'm...

mdaniels, might have been me on the UK forum, I'm going to have a go at copying your seat idea-so we are even:evil

http://i260.photobucket.com/albums/ii30/Macvalk/IMG_2077.jpg

If you turn...
Forum: Beasts 06-29-2008, 01:22 PM
Replies: 6,560
Views: 1,433,887
Posted By Machog
http://i260.photobucket.com/albums/ii30/Macvalk/IM...

http://i260.photobucket.com/albums/ii30/Macvalk/IMG_1874.jpg

GG, I carried 10 days worth of stuff down PCH, (OR & CA)with this set up.

Wanting to keep the weight down I went with soft bags,...
Forum: Beasts 06-06-2008, 11:37 AM
Replies: 6,560
Views: 1,433,887
Posted By Machog
It was 3 weeks ago today and its about 90% back...

It was 3 weeks ago today and its about 90% back to normal thanks.

Decided from now on going to wear armoured pants, got myself some BMW summer pants, bit spendy, but cheaper than a new knee.
...
Forum: Beasts 06-05-2008, 02:22 PM
Replies: 6,560
Views: 1,433,887
Posted By Machog
No damage to anything else, brake pedal and crash...

No damage to anything else, brake pedal and crash bars only. No frame sliders, but I did have soft luggage on and my leg took part of the impact:(:

Its all back to 100% now, for minimal cost,...
Forum: Beasts 06-03-2008, 01:23 PM
Replies: 6,560
Views: 1,433,887
Posted By Machog
FouxDaFafa, I highly recommend these H&B bars. I...

FouxDaFafa, I highly recommend these H&B bars. I took a spill couple of weeks ago, went down hard, but only damaged crash bars and bent brake lever. (Vice grips are there to rest my leg after ER...
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