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Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 06-20-2015, 05:22 PM
Replies: 15,977
Views: 1,399,646
Posted By dwdufour
I'm not sure yet what I'll be riding. I haven't...

I'm not sure yet what I'll be riding. I haven't had need for any thing dirt oriented over here for the last four years. My Africa Twin is a bit big for anything more than a gravel road, so I'm...
Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 06-20-2015, 02:22 PM
Replies: 15,977
Views: 1,399,646
Posted By dwdufour
Awesome. Is it legal to ride in the washes?

Awesome.

Is it legal to ride in the washes?
Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 06-20-2015, 02:21 PM
Replies: 15,977
Views: 1,399,646
Posted By dwdufour
I'll have my Syncro camper in the garage...

I'll have my Syncro camper in the garage available.
Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 06-18-2015, 10:38 PM
Replies: 15,977
Views: 1,399,646
Posted By dwdufour
I just returned to Germany from our ten day house...

I just returned to Germany from our ten day house hunting trip to Tucson. We bought a place in Civano.

Any of you guys near that area?

I'll be coming back to close at the end of July, and...
Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 02-18-2015, 03:13 PM
Replies: 15,977
Views: 1,399,646
Posted By dwdufour
Dude. That is a great bit of info. No kids....

Dude. That is a great bit of info.

No kids. So we don't have to think about that. Living on base is not a thing that adults who want a normal life should do. I don't exactly fit in with those...
Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 02-18-2015, 01:01 PM
Replies: 15,977
Views: 1,399,646
Posted By dwdufour
Wife is active duty AF.

Wife is active duty AF.
Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 02-18-2015, 06:28 AM
Replies: 15,977
Views: 1,399,646
Posted By dwdufour
Just found out this morning that I'll be moving...

Just found out this morning that I'll be moving Tucson this summer.

Is there anything I should know ahead of time?

Looking forward to meeting up with some of you guys when I get out there.
Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 01-13-2015, 02:38 PM
Replies: 14,903
Views: 5,578,937
Posted By dwdufour
Seems like we have a meet up to arrange.

Seems like we have a meet up to arrange.
Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 01-13-2015, 01:15 PM
Replies: 14,903
Views: 5,578,937
Posted By dwdufour
Trails in Germany are like unicorns. Myths. ...

Trails in Germany are like unicorns. Myths.

Not far from the Eiffel though.
Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 01-12-2015, 12:50 PM
Replies: 14,903
Views: 5,578,937
Posted By dwdufour
I'm always interested in free. You're not...

I'm always interested in free.

You're not far from me. We should meet up for a beer sometime!
Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 01-12-2015, 09:12 AM
Replies: 14,903
Views: 5,578,937
Posted By dwdufour
Fork gaiters

What have you guys used to avoid paying the ridiculous Honda price for new gaiters?

The pair on my RD03 need to go. Looking for the ribbed version, preferably in blue.
Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 12-09-2014, 05:52 AM
Replies: 14,903
Views: 5,578,937
Posted By dwdufour
Anybody have a lower triple clamp they can spare?...

Anybody have a lower triple clamp they can spare? The bearing seat on mine was bent and now there is a crack.
Forum: Airheads 07-23-2014, 03:36 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 598
Posted By dwdufour
Thanks guys. I really appreciate the advice....

Thanks guys.

I really appreciate the advice.

Is there any way to replace the throwout bearing with a different material (aluminum or copper or something) that won't expand? Has anyone done...
Forum: Airheads 07-22-2014, 04:27 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 598
Posted By dwdufour
'79 R65 issues

I purchased a R65 a few weeks ago and took off on a 5000 km trip with it a few days later.

Don't ask me why I didn't take the ever reliable Africa Twin that I know inside and out. I wanted an...
Forum: Europe 07-11-2014, 04:53 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 373
Posted By dwdufour
A little help needed in Edinburgh

I'm in Edinburgh for the weekend at the end of a long trip and could use a rear tire for my R65. I didn't anticipate the Isle of Skye and Glemcoe chewing up as much of the wheel as it did as since I...
Forum: Europe 07-02-2014, 08:51 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 546
Posted By dwdufour
Thanks mate.

Thanks mate.
Forum: Europe 07-01-2014, 02:44 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 546
Posted By dwdufour
I'll be touring through Northern Ireland and...

I'll be touring through Northern Ireland and Scotland as well over the next couple of weeks if anyone has any suggestions.
Forum: Europe 07-01-2014, 02:41 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,382
Posted By dwdufour
You can go through any of the local insurers and...

You can go through any of the local insurers and it will probably be cheaper. I stuck with USAA because of the number of countries it covers. Saves me from having to buy green card insurance at...
Forum: Europe 07-01-2014, 02:36 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 546
Posted By dwdufour
A couple of days through England

I'll be running through England from tomorrow until Friday on my way to Ireland. Taking the Chunnel to Folkestone and then heading to Fishguard (I have a ferry at 1430).

Any good camping along...
Forum: Airheads 06-15-2014, 07:04 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 613
Posted By dwdufour
Just joined the club. Questions abound. 1980 R65

I just purchased a 1980 R65 with a sidecar rig. Got a great price for a well cared for bike. I pick it up sometime next week when I get back from a short trip to the UK. In the meantime, I've been...
Forum: Europe 06-13-2014, 03:45 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,705
Posted By dwdufour
A buddy and I will be there Wednesday night. ...

A buddy and I will be there Wednesday night. We're coming from Europe, so we are going to attempt to do the meet up at Dover.
Forum: Europe 06-12-2014, 01:36 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 713
Posted By dwdufour
Holy shit man. That sucks. Did the security...

Holy shit man. That sucks. Did the security camera catch anything?
Forum: EMEA 05-10-2014, 04:31 AM
Replies: 0
Views: 404
Posted By dwdufour
Bike rental or purchase Instanbul

A buddy of mine will be spending a month tooling around Turkey. He's looking for a good price on a rental or purchase of a bike to use for a month.

Anybody have some suggestions?
Forum: EMEA 04-22-2014, 05:01 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,504
Posted By dwdufour
I'll be in heading to Croatia around the same...

I'll be in heading to Croatia around the same time. Where are you currently?
Forum: Europe 04-22-2014, 04:58 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 2,395
Posted By dwdufour
Phil, I'm heading to Croatia at the end of...

Phil,

I'm heading to Croatia at the end of May. I'll be there with the wife for a week, then heading back. Maybe we can meet up.

Dave
Forum: Europe 04-22-2014, 02:28 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 384
Posted By dwdufour
Looking for Awesome camp sites in Southern Croatia

I'm heading down to Croatia and will be spending a week there with the wife 2 up.

Looking for awesome camping toward Split and Dubrovnik.


Also, riding down solo, so if anyone is between...
Forum: Europe 02-21-2014, 02:50 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 500
Posted By dwdufour
Now I'm wondering if the Africa Twin can handle...

Now I'm wondering if the Africa Twin can handle this.
Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 02-20-2014, 04:16 AM
Replies: 14,903
Views: 5,578,937
Posted By dwdufour
The stock rear is actually very nice on the RD03....

The stock rear is actually very nice on the RD03. A spring set up for your proper weight and a service is all you need.

Plus, it's more money for the front end upgrades that are needed. :D
Forum: Europe 02-14-2014, 01:27 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 975
Posted By dwdufour
Not totally sure yet. Still very much up in the...

Not totally sure yet. Still very much up in the air.
Forum: The Garage 02-11-2014, 09:16 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,480
Posted By dwdufour
Just tested it. Light comes on with key and...

Just tested it.

Light comes on with key and then turns off.

That is exactly the way it should work.

The only issue I have in testing further is that it may be too cold in my garage to...
Forum: The Garage 02-11-2014, 08:15 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,480
Posted By dwdufour
Just tried the automotive relay. Led stays...

Just tried the automotive relay.

Led stays lit on post 87a.

Led doesn't light on post 87.

I had the + from the thermistor on post 30 and the ground on post 86.
Forum: The Garage 02-11-2014, 06:20 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,480
Posted By dwdufour
I should have said this in the opening post: ...

I should have said this in the opening post:

The led in question is in an Acewell warning lamp unit. I only have access to a positive lead for the LED. It is grounded through the unit somewhere...
Forum: The Garage 02-11-2014, 04:21 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,480
Posted By dwdufour
Honda Thermistor Fuel Light to Led

I'm trying (for at least the third time) to get the fuel light on my Africa Twin to work with an led.

From stock, it uses a 3w bulb.

Thermistors work by supplying constant power that increases...
Forum: The Perfect Line and Other Riding Myths 02-10-2014, 02:35 AM
Replies: 55
Views: 6,529
Posted By dwdufour
My wife is a dentist. She laughed pretty...

My wife is a dentist.

She laughed pretty hard at this.


Teeth move for lots of reasons, but a tight helmet is probably not one of them.
Forum: EMEA 02-06-2014, 01:39 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 513
Posted By dwdufour
Anyone looking for a guide?

I'm not sure where to put this, so please nuke it and let me know if this isn't an appropriate place.


I'm an American that lives in Europe. I'm a photographer and I have a lot of free time and...
Forum: Europe 02-04-2014, 02:26 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 582
Posted By dwdufour
But on the plus side, when you're freezing and...

But on the plus side, when you're freezing and wet, those long tunnels are AMAZING!
Forum: EMEA 02-04-2014, 01:04 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 2,907
Posted By dwdufour
ADAC should take care of you.

ADAC should take care of you.
Forum: Europe 02-02-2014, 02:15 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 582
Posted By dwdufour
It will still be cold in the mountains, but once...

It will still be cold in the mountains, but once you get to the other side, you should be fine.

A good chance of rain for most days as well.
Forum: Europe 01-28-2014, 02:57 AM
Replies: 160
Views: 11,348
Posted By dwdufour
Also, interested.

Also, interested.
Forum: Europe 01-16-2014, 03:54 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 659
Posted By dwdufour
Where will you be starting from?

Where will you be starting from?
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