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Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 01-23-2015, 10:52 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 313
Posted By Bigger Al
FWIW: I think that Sunset is all paved or...

FWIW: I think that Sunset is all paved or hard-packed gravel. It's been a coupla years since we rode through it, but I don't remember seeing any fire rings. I could be wrong on this, but it did...
Forum: Pacific Northwet - Where it's green. And wet. 01-20-2015, 04:22 PM
Replies: 83
Views: 2,045
Posted By Bigger Al
Hmmmmmmmmmmmm....................:hmmmmm

Hmmmmmmmmmmmm....................:hmmmmm
Forum: Airheads 01-19-2015, 10:53 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 306
Posted By Bigger Al
Goodridge also has an excellent selection of...

Goodridge also has an excellent selection of lines and fittings.
Forum: Day Trippin' 01-15-2015, 05:28 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 256
Posted By Bigger Al
Death Valley is very nice this time of year, and...

Death Valley is very nice this time of year, and you can camp/stage from Furnace Creek or Panamint Springs. There are literally hundreds of miles of good gravel (and not so good) and you can go for...
Forum: Airheads 01-12-2015, 11:33 PM
Replies: 1,501
Views: 97,608
Posted By Bigger Al
:lol3 Kinda gone wandering, hasn't it?

:lol3


Kinda gone wandering, hasn't it?
Forum: Airheads 01-08-2015, 01:19 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 2,036
Posted By Bigger Al
The oil leak near the sump is often times from...

The oil leak near the sump is often times from the pushrod tubes. Still a good bargaining chip for you, as the process to replace them is time-consuming.

I would expect to pay $2500-$3000 for...
Forum: Old's Cool 01-08-2015, 01:13 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 2,632
Posted By Bigger Al
My bike had the stock system on it when I bought...

My bike had the stock system on it when I bought it. In the above pic it wears a Supertrapp 4-into-1 that I bought at a cycle salvage yard. I removed the airbox and installed individual Uni...
Forum: Airheads 01-08-2015, 12:50 PM
Replies: 76
Views: 6,841
Posted By Bigger Al
For me, this question comes down to this: which...

For me, this question comes down to this: which bike could you walk away from and leave behind if things go pear shaped? I had a KLR650 for 5 years, and while it was a fantastic D/S bike, I could...
Forum: Airheads 01-08-2015, 12:46 PM
Replies: 57
Views: 2,011
Posted By Bigger Al
Be certain to carefully look over all of the...

Be certain to carefully look over all of the parts of the clutch pack. I had a pressure plate shear all of the spot welds during a race once, and the clutch wouldn't take large applications of...
Forum: Airheads 01-08-2015, 12:43 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,266
Posted By Bigger Al
If you don't want to lay the bike over you can...

If you don't want to lay the bike over you can still get it done using the side stand and a small floor jack. Cover the jack pad with a couple of folded over rags to protect whichever part of the...
Forum: Airheads 01-08-2015, 07:34 AM
Replies: 50
Views: 2,028
Posted By Bigger Al
"205" comes from a story some years back...

"205" comes from a story some years back concerning a high-speed chase involving a motorcycle and several police units. The speed listed was 205 MPH, which was fantasty, but the cops stuck to it...
Forum: Old's Cool 01-04-2015, 04:57 PM
Replies: 122
Views: 20,831
Posted By Bigger Al
They asked me if I'd like to sit on it, and who...

They asked me if I'd like to sit on it, and who was I to turn down an invitation like that? :evil I would never in a million years ask them first.
Forum: Old's Cool 01-04-2015, 12:05 PM
Replies: 122
Views: 20,831
Posted By Bigger Al
That video is incredible. IMHO, the...

That video is incredible.

IMHO, the Britten is the purest personification of the motorcycle as art.

I was fortunate enough to be allowed to sit on the Barber bike. They had it on display at...
Forum: Old's Cool 01-01-2015, 01:16 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 2,632
Posted By Bigger Al
My wife found this in a box of stuff: ...

My wife found this in a box of stuff:

http://biggeral.smugmug.com/Other/Motorcycle-stuff/i-S5wrZNQ/1/XL/GPZ%20Thunderhill-XL.jpg
Forum: Thumpers 12-29-2014, 12:07 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 497
Posted By Bigger Al
My wife has run two sets of the Shinko 705's on...

My wife has run two sets of the Shinko 705's on her F650GS, and they've been really good tires. They are smooth enough on road to travel at extra-legal speeds, and they work just well enough on...
Forum: Equipment 12-21-2014, 12:06 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,066
Posted By Bigger Al
Try posting this down in the Equipment section. ...

Try posting this down in the Equipment section. You'll get more responses there.

http://advrider.com/forums/forumdisplay.php?f=6
Forum: Airheads 12-14-2014, 12:11 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 4,789
Posted By Bigger Al
The NC Deflector is just about the best shield...

The NC Deflector is just about the best shield that I've ever used. It works with most any bike, is easy to install and remove, and really does a nice job of keeping the wind off of my torso at...
Forum: Airheads 12-12-2014, 07:59 AM
Replies: 1,501
Views: 97,608
Posted By Bigger Al
And this thread would continue in perpetuity....

And this thread would continue in perpetuity. :deal
Forum: Airheads 12-09-2014, 07:59 PM
Replies: 65
Views: 2,574
Posted By Bigger Al
I've purchased several through dealers. P/N: 14...

I've purchased several through dealers. P/N: 14 32 72 1 232 662
Forum: The Garage 12-09-2014, 12:51 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,262
Posted By Bigger Al
This is a joke thread, right?

This is a joke thread, right?
Forum: Pics, pics, pics... 12-07-2014, 06:44 PM
Replies: 2,030
Views: 375,240
Posted By Bigger Al
Zion NP, October: ...

Zion NP, October:

http://biggeral.smugmug.com/Travel/Utah-NevadaOctober-2014/i-j87Wbkn/0/X2/IMG_0742-X2.jpg
...
Forum: Airheads 12-02-2014, 09:15 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 762
Posted By Bigger Al
Pull the Vetter off and sell it to finance the...

Pull the Vetter off and sell it to finance the "S" fairing. Be prepared, too as the price of the installation is steep.
Forum: Thumpers 11-30-2014, 08:14 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 458
Posted By Bigger Al
I'll start with the stripped screws. Get a...

I'll start with the stripped screws.

Get a drill that's just slightly larger than the outer diameter of the screws, and very gently drill the heads off. Take your time. Once both heads are off...
Forum: Old's Cool 11-29-2014, 05:11 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 2,632
Posted By Bigger Al
My first GPZ750 race bike was an '83, and aside...

My first GPZ750 race bike was an '83, and aside from relatively slow steering, it handled great. It was as stable as a train though sweepers, and it worked me pretty good in the tight stuff. After...
Forum: Pics, pics, pics... 11-29-2014, 08:31 AM
Replies: 1,958
Views: 498,578
Posted By Bigger Al
We used and REI Taj 3 tent for 7 or 8 years, but...

We used and REI Taj 3 tent for 7 or 8 years, but the vestibules were really small. The Asolo is absolutely perfect for our moto travels.
Forum: Pics, pics, pics... 11-28-2014, 11:02 PM
Replies: 1,958
Views: 498,578
Posted By Bigger Al
Songdog Ranch-April, 2014: ...

Songdog Ranch-April, 2014:

http://biggeral.smugmug.com/photos/i-P88B8Mp/0/XL/i-P88B8Mp-XL.jpg

Cottonwood Creek CG, Tahoe National Forest-May, 2014:
...
Forum: Old's Cool 11-27-2014, 02:19 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 2,632
Posted By Bigger Al
I raced an '84 GPZ750 some years back. I'll go...

I raced an '84 GPZ750 some years back. I'll go out to the garage and see what I might still have for pics. I had an '83 1100 as well that I raced just once to finish out a season after crashing the...
Forum: Airheads 11-23-2014, 09:36 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,937
Posted By Bigger Al
I'm glad that I'm not the only one. :deal

I'm glad that I'm not the only one. :deal
Forum: Americas 11-23-2014, 10:41 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 699
Posted By Bigger Al
Send a PM to an inmate by the name of larryboy. ...

Send a PM to an inmate by the name of larryboy. He's a DV savant.
Forum: Road warriors 11-22-2014, 11:26 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 700
Posted By Bigger Al
The difference between a 110/70-17 and a...

The difference between a 110/70-17 and a 128/80-17 is pretty large. Were it me, I'd stick with the 110/70 on the front, and a 120/90 for the rear. I'm going to assume that these will be bias-ply...
Forum: The Garage 11-21-2014, 04:37 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,938
Posted By Bigger Al
The odds are very good that it was just a leaky...

The odds are very good that it was just a leaky core. Happens quite often.
Forum: Day Trippin' 11-19-2014, 08:18 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 3,833
Posted By Bigger Al
I just spent a half hour watching your videos and...

I just spent a half hour watching your videos and making my sides hurt from laughing. :clap Thanks!! :freaky
Forum: Equipment 11-15-2014, 08:52 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,097
Posted By Bigger Al
I've had one of these jackets for about 2 years,...

I've had one of these jackets for about 2 years, and it's been a perfect in-camp layer for keeping the chill away. My wife and I were in Bryce Canyon a couple of weeks ago, and the temps dropped...
Forum: The Garage 11-10-2014, 10:41 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,218
Posted By Bigger Al
Why not just put in brass or nickel-plated and be...

Why not just put in brass or nickel-plated and be done with it? A TR500 might be close enough in length.
Forum: Airheads 11-10-2014, 07:18 AM
Replies: 56
Views: 5,405
Posted By Bigger Al
:nod There are quite a few younger Airhead...

:nod

There are quite a few younger Airhead riders here who seem to be able to shake off the BS. We're all the better for that.
Forum: Airheads 11-09-2014, 05:21 PM
Replies: 56
Views: 5,405
Posted By Bigger Al
The one thing that differentiates this forum from...

The one thing that differentiates this forum from the Airlist is the continual influx of new, younger blood. The Airlist is mostly the same 20-25 people discussing the same 20-25 issues over, and...
Forum: Airheads 11-04-2014, 07:34 AM
Replies: 83
Views: 4,342
Posted By Bigger Al
I just turned 50 as well. :freaky I've had my...

I just turned 50 as well. :freaky I've had my R90 since I was 29, and yes, I can be a grumpy old fart. :evil
Forum: Equipment 10-24-2014, 07:43 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 3,688
Posted By Bigger Al
JB Kwik. Sets up in 5 minutes, and is good...

JB Kwik. Sets up in 5 minutes, and is good enough for most "get-me-home" emergency repairs. Make certain to store the tubes in a couple of zip-lock bags, too, as they have a habit of leaking.
Forum: Airheads 10-23-2014, 05:17 PM
Replies: 151
Views: 21,827
Posted By Bigger Al
Nice! The world would be a better place is more...

Nice! The world would be a better place is more shops did this kind of thing. :clap
Forum: Some Assembly Required 10-20-2014, 03:39 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,019
Posted By Bigger Al
Have a look at this: ...

Have a look at this:

http://www.ironbutt.com/About/getArchiveddocument.cfm?DocID=86
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