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Forum: The Garage 04-10-2014, 07:00 PM
Replies: 57
Views: 3,046
Posted By kenbob
My super buddy Tim - lifetime carpenter has 2...

My super buddy Tim - lifetime carpenter has 2 Hitachi slders -one goes to job , one stays in shop -period.

I am truly jealous and started looking for my own - sadly found out Hitachi has chinese...
Forum: Thumpers 04-06-2014, 08:10 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,124
Posted By kenbob
When my riding buddy and I spent 30 days in...

When my riding buddy and I spent 30 days in Mexico ( 2012 ) his TT tank on a X bike worked fab !!

I was on my 01 650 Dakar (stock tank ) an packin a gallon jug - he was livin large ! I was...
Forum: Ride reports 03-23-2014, 06:32 PM
Replies: 75
Views: 3,934
Posted By kenbob
Thanks for the answer . You did a very nice...

Thanks for the answer .

You did a very nice job with your photos and report - Liked reading it .
Forum: Ride reports 03-23-2014, 03:17 PM
Replies: 75
Views: 3,934
Posted By kenbob
One easy question ....

Which three months did you travel ?


Thanks , ken
Forum: Day Trippin' 03-22-2014, 03:10 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 6,875
Posted By kenbob
That's a good question . They had almost a record...

That's a good question . They had almost a record year for snow , up in the Park . Down here , in the Valley , not so much .

Seems like anymore , elevation plays a super big role in our snowpack...
Forum: Ride reports 02-09-2014, 08:33 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 5,823
Posted By kenbob
Most excellent report

Keep on keepin on, man . You are doing a great job , at this !


Thank you, for putting forth the effort .



Ken
Forum: Airheads 01-30-2014, 09:07 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,325
Posted By kenbob
M&M's

When I bought my R80 g/s From Infracaninophile , a few years back . He had purchased so many parts from them , he grew sick of eating the M & M's -so included a bunch of bags with the bike , when I...
Forum: Ride reports 01-22-2014, 09:09 PM
Replies: 139
Views: 14,443
Posted By kenbob
Thank You . Just a splendid read ! I really...

Thank You .

Just a splendid read ! I really appreciate the time and effort , you put forth in this report .

You have set the bar quite high .



thanks Ken
Forum: Airheads 11-24-2013, 05:29 PM
Replies: 5,367
Views: 1,106,539
Posted By kenbob
Geez - that would sure be nice to see !! Please do

Geez - that would sure be nice to see !! Please do
Forum: Ride reports 10-27-2013, 08:16 PM
Replies: 1,943
Views: 589,310
Posted By kenbob
Geez Jay - all those days in the saddle , sleepin...

Geez Jay - all those days in the saddle , sleepin under the stars

Those days were good medicine !!

Wishing you a quick and full recovery .....good luck to you !!
Forum: Old's Cool 09-22-2013, 11:20 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,400
Posted By kenbob
Honda 160

All the bikes , over all the years ....... my 160 scrambler , that I bought from my cousin's dentist , for 50 bucks , was the most fun on two wheels , ever !!


Had a JC Whitney glass pack ,...
Forum: Equipment 08-16-2013, 10:26 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 804
Posted By kenbob
Aerostich

My riding buddy , sent his pants in for a zipper repair . They cleaned them ( very nicely ) fixed a bunch of little stuff , and put new sliders on the leg zippers .

He said looked like new when...
Forum: Airheads 06-15-2013, 11:15 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 716
Posted By kenbob
Ohlins shock on R 80 g/s .....

I have a TKC on and it fits fine . I did notice , however when loaded pretty

good , with all my camping gear , that on the rough stuff , the spring would rub

a little bit on the tire . I...
Forum: Pics, pics, pics... 05-27-2013, 12:22 PM
Replies: 2,135
Views: 1,022,412
Posted By kenbob
N Az. - Ut. ride

We camped on the Hopi Reservation , South of Black Mesa . Just one night only , as we don't think it is actually permitted ?
...
Forum: Ride reports 05-27-2013, 09:52 AM
Replies: 223
Views: 51,725
Posted By kenbob
Nice photo

This photo , looks like it was taken at the Weeping Wall , in Glacier Natl Park, Mt ???
Forum: Airheads 05-26-2013, 10:43 AM
Replies: 5,367
Views: 1,106,539
Posted By kenbob
R 80 g/s

From a recent trip to N Arizona and Utah


First - the standard Monument Valley shot ......

http://kenbob.smugmug.com/Other/South-West-Tour-2013/i-86RTz9X/0/L/P1030800-L.jpg...
Forum: Airheads 05-25-2013, 10:20 PM
Replies: 1,561
Views: 195,310
Posted By kenbob
Recent trip to Arizona

My riding buddy , Doug and I , just returned from a 8 day ride . We went to Overland Expo , in Northern Arizona .

I took my R 80 g/s and Doug took his X Challenge .

We hauled them thru the...
Forum: Airheads 05-25-2013, 10:04 PM
Replies: 1,561
Views: 195,310
Posted By kenbob
Tom's Old Bike - lives on !!

Ok fellas - it's about time I posted something in here , about this bike .

I ride it all the time ! When I get home from work and want to take a relaxing 30 or 50 mile ride ..... this is what I...
Forum: Airheads 05-25-2013, 05:44 PM
Replies: 2,299
Views: 324,746
Posted By kenbob
Tools

Thanks Fred , sent you a PM .
Forum: Ride reports 05-25-2013, 05:36 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,949
Posted By kenbob
Overland Expo

Sorry fellas - Doug and I just got back from a quick trip to Northern Arizona . We were gone 8 days ..... so I have been slacking in my report here .

Main goal was to take in Overland Expo - It...
Forum: Ride reports 05-10-2013, 09:24 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,949
Posted By kenbob
Eventually Bahia de los Angeles

As much as we enjoyed our night and very nice morning , we had to leave .
Our gear was dry and our bellies full !

I wanted to include a photo of the water handling system at Alphonsina's
...
Forum: Ride reports 05-09-2013, 11:39 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,949
Posted By kenbob
A dry sleeping bag and some gas

Our mission today .......

We are headed for Gonzaga Bay . We have just stuffed our " dry " bags with soaking wet sleeping bags . Doug is not much of a motel guy ...in fact he despises them !...
Forum: Ride reports 05-06-2013, 11:35 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,949
Posted By kenbob
A good reason to go South

This isn't a typical winter , but was a doozy !

http://kenbob.smugmug.com/Other/Mexican-Adventure-2012/i-qrhWzpR/0/L/85%20GMC-L.jpg...
Forum: Ride reports 05-06-2013, 09:33 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,949
Posted By kenbob
Nice Man - really nice place

I had gotten a heads up , about him , from a gal at Overland Expo . She and her husband had been there quite a bit , when the place was in its heyday .

Fernando , had a restaurant and quite a...
Forum: Ride reports 05-05-2013, 02:02 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,949
Posted By kenbob
The 2012 trip South

You just don't forget camp spots like this ........

http://kenbob.smugmug.com/Other/Mexican-Adventure-2012/i-JsZDfQw/0/L/IMG_1952-L.jpg...
Forum: Ride reports 05-04-2013, 09:06 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,949
Posted By kenbob
Dos Leñadores - Montana to Mexico

Long Montana winters .

It's not that our winters are truly epic or extremely harsh , or make the weather channel , weekly . They just are really long , with little sun .

This is a story...
Forum: Day Trippin' 04-30-2013, 10:24 AM
Replies: 51
Views: 6,200
Posted By kenbob
Thanks !!

Lonestar ;
Thanks for the very nice writeup and photos !! Awesome on both accounts .

On a side note , what does Hank's odometer say, these days ?


Both of you are riding fine looking and...
Forum: Ride reports 03-28-2013, 10:06 AM
Replies: 116
Views: 38,728
Posted By kenbob
Murph

I think you are talking about is Murph !

His blog is - Where the hell is murph.com


he up dates his blog evert Sunday - he is a very good photographer .


Met him in Az -3yrs ago -...
Forum: Thumpers 03-27-2013, 10:47 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 919
Posted By kenbob
dirty engine

I have owned my own heavy equipment for 35 years - have bought a lot of used machines .

We have on occasion , put the plug in , and just poured , mebbe a gallon of diesel fuel in , let it sit a...
Forum: Pics, pics, pics... 03-22-2013, 10:40 AM
Replies: 275
Views: 50,338
Posted By kenbob
Cry My 160

Spring of 76 - we were shut down for spring thaw . I went to N Illinois to help my cousin on his farm . While there , I bought this 160 from his dentist , for 50 bucks !!

Just rode the hell outa...
Forum: Old's Cool 03-22-2013, 10:20 AM
Replies: 4,687
Views: 695,683
Posted By kenbob
He wants

This fella , is part of the BMW's huge promotion , for the new water cooled 1200 GS bikes . 5 riders , from around the world , each got to go on a BMW sponsored trip . Riding the new bike .

I got...
Forum: Ride reports 12-17-2012, 06:41 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,647
Posted By kenbob
Mexican Army

Man , we partied hard , with those guys !! Was a hoot - Rosa , had a big ole taco feed and invited those guys over . Their camp is justa short ways from where you camped .

I went to my sleeping...
Forum: Ride reports 10-24-2012, 04:57 PM
Replies: 3,181
Views: 1,356,286
Posted By kenbob
Conifer trees that turn colors

Noah ;

Thanks for the , very awesome ride report !! I'm following it closely , Thanks !

Those beautiful gold trees you saw in Italy are Larch - from the larix family ....

There are 20 or...
Forum: The Garage 08-26-2012, 12:56 PM
Replies: 76
Views: 10,496
Posted By kenbob
Rats

Here in NW Montana - we are plagued by Pack Rats - miserable , stinkin , pissin things !!
We trap em , fight em , shoot em - wage war on them all the time .

One thing that does seem to help...
Forum: Old's Cool 07-13-2012, 10:12 AM
Replies: 4,687
Views: 695,683
Posted By kenbob
Just a happy photo , for Friday the 13th !

This was taken on Foothills Road , just East of town . Was in May , before we had the month of rain .

This is Infra's R 80 , he fixed up - I just ride it ! He did all the work on it .

I just...
Forum: Airheads 06-26-2012, 11:00 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,312
Posted By kenbob
oil in gas

On the farm , Dad would always just put a dab O oil in the gas , for the various Briggs and Strattons running hay elevators and such ...

He said , it made em run smoother ?

I dunno , just...
Forum: Airheads 06-15-2012, 02:26 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 2,424
Posted By kenbob
I had a friend, who was a salesman , at our local...

I had a friend, who was a salesman , at our local BMW shop . I was riding anything that was cheap and would start in those days . Walked into the shop , one friday - there sat a new R 80 RT - I was...
Forum: Airheads 06-08-2012, 04:57 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 754
Posted By kenbob
Dang switch

Same exact thing for me ......just discovered 2 days ago !! Was planning a little hop this weekend , also !!

Cept mine is on a gspd , 93

Good luck on your fix . Ken
Forum: Old's Cool 02-24-2012, 10:23 AM
Replies: 4,687
Views: 695,683
Posted By kenbob
Very cool sidecar

Not Mine , just sharing . The talent some folks have !

http://kenbob.smugmug.com/Other/My-Smug-Mug/i-wPgjHbH/0/M/best-sidecar-M.jpg

Apparently built by a fella near London - type in the name...
Forum: Airheads 01-14-2012, 04:41 PM
Replies: 1,561
Views: 195,310
Posted By kenbob
I snagged one , also ......

Tom ;

about two months after my trip to Colorado ...... I found this 1993 PD , on the internet . I had it shipped up here from Arizona .
It's a nice bike , and like the R 80 , I have not...
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