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Forum: Thumpers 08-18-2014, 10:42 AM
Replies: 18,230
Views: 1,963,675
Posted By Owlseye
thanks for your reply; I did the WABDR (except...

thanks for your reply; I did the WABDR (except where passage was barred because of forest fires), then part of the Oregon BCDR, then back up from Boise thru central Idaho over much of what is to...
Forum: Thumpers 08-14-2014, 07:29 PM
Replies: 18,230
Views: 1,963,675
Posted By Owlseye
Signal lights

Almost home from a 2 week mostly off-road trip with my 09 690- bike running fine despite tipping it over a few times. Safari tank scraped up so is shoulder armour . Today in heavy rain over Gray...
Forum: Old's Cool 06-18-2014, 01:11 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 919
Posted By Owlseye
Sorry about not contributing anything to this...

Sorry about not contributing anything to this build (I rebuilt both an sl 100 and an sl 90- my problem with the sl 100 was a broken kick starter shaft... sheesh). As to the reason for the note, I...
Forum: Thumpers 04-03-2014, 03:08 PM
Replies: 18,230
Views: 1,963,675
Posted By Owlseye
I don't have the HDB dash, but I just put on a...

I don't have the HDB dash, but I just put on a Brittanica fairing last night; If I understand your proposal to switch back and forth-- it isn't that easy.:cry
1/ The speedo has to be attached to the...
Forum: Thumpers 03-28-2014, 09:03 AM
Replies: 18,230
Views: 1,963,675
Posted By Owlseye
I don't know about the tail light, but give it 20...

I don't know about the tail light, but give it 20 minutes, and the left blinker will be gone (melted). Problem solved?:D
Forum: 2 smokers 03-07-2014, 09:38 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,038
Posted By Owlseye
Bummer about the time/work thing. I know the...

Bummer about the time/work thing. I know the feeling. I have a 1981 IT 175 that has been languishing in the back of the shed for 5 years since I rode it last. I admire your idea for conversion and...
Forum: Thumpers 11-29-2013, 08:49 AM
Replies: 55
Views: 3,330
Posted By Owlseye
Might have been the "Friendly Manitoba" plate on...

Might have been the "Friendly Manitoba" plate on the Mini in the first photo. Good luck with your winter driving/ riding. I used to ride my Honda 90 365 days a year in Calgary; on school days to...
Forum: Canada 04-29-2013, 02:57 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 2,534
Posted By Owlseye
Hi guys Not wanting to take away from the...

Hi guys
Not wanting to take away from the small-minded burocratic cluster++++ that chose to reduce combat pay recently, but thought I'd throw in a recollection that it's nothing new.
In 1952 my...
Forum: EMEA 04-24-2013, 02:57 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 501
Posted By Owlseye
If you're down in the New Forest area (around...

If you're down in the New Forest area (around Southampton, Stonhenge, Bath etc) the British Motor museum is in Beaulieu (pronounced Bewley), and Sammy Millers museum is not so far away in Bashley or...
Forum: Thumpers 02-28-2013, 12:36 PM
Replies: 18,230
Views: 1,963,675
Posted By Owlseye
"How common is this problem/" Well, common...

"How common is this problem/"
Well, common enough that there exists a small industry to remove the catalytic converters on a whole lotta 690's. A niche industry to replace melted left signal lights....
Forum: Some Assembly Required 02-25-2013, 08:05 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 3,209
Posted By Owlseye
I'm not sure if it was common, but there were...

I'm not sure if it was common, but there were some roadrace bikes in the 70's pwered by 2 stroke outboard engines. There is one here in Edmonton that shows up occasionally in the vintage section of...
Forum: Some Assembly Required 02-22-2013, 02:40 PM
Replies: 639
Views: 208,971
Posted By Owlseye
Best wishes! The garage is a lot more fun to...

Best wishes!
The garage is a lot more fun to be in when I feel good about things, rather than a refuge from everything else. That being said, I am looking forward to retirement in a few years......
Forum: Some Assembly Required 02-22-2013, 09:07 AM
Replies: 639
Views: 208,971
Posted By Owlseye
This last page seeems like a page of my life,...

This last page seeems like a page of my life, including not finished projects due to rental properties- but I hope you do get it finished; I've been working on 2 Ducati scramblers for 11 years now. I...
Forum: Ride reports 12-04-2012, 09:58 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 2,756
Posted By Owlseye
Can't wait for the rest of this to unfold- A...

Can't wait for the rest of this to unfold- A small world; my daughter attended Warsash a few years ago- a Canadian prairie girl at a marine college in England.

And I'm glad to see others share...
Forum: Ride reports 12-03-2012, 01:58 PM
Replies: 71
Views: 12,007
Posted By Owlseye
Thanks very much to Birtles and his impressive...

Thanks very much to Birtles and his impressive crew; I enjoyed your saga body and soul. A bit misty eyed when it all came to an end, but I'll get a grip and wait 'til his next adventure.
I was...
Forum: Ride reports 11-22-2012, 02:26 PM
Replies: 71
Views: 12,007
Posted By Owlseye
"Orroroo" I can't say that town's name without...

"Orroroo" I can't say that town's name without smiling, and thinking of your compliment on the clever guardianship of letters by the naming committee.
Well done , Birtles and crew. Waiting on...
Forum: Ride reports 11-08-2012, 07:53 AM
Replies: 71
Views: 12,007
Posted By Owlseye
Birtles... Have you forsaken us? 35 cm of fresh...

Birtles... Have you forsaken us? 35 cm of fresh white snow makes me long for more epic tales of bull koalas and stealthy dingos, and brave flashlight waving large men. Please come back:clap:clap
Forum: Ride reports 10-24-2012, 07:42 AM
Replies: 71
Views: 12,007
Posted By Owlseye
Now I know how Victorian England must have felt...

Now I know how Victorian England must have felt waiting for the next installment of the Pickwick Papers or Little Dorritt. Birtles... come back
Forum: Ride reports 10-18-2012, 03:14 PM
Replies: 71
Views: 12,007
Posted By Owlseye
Can't say enough about how much I'm enjoying the...

Can't say enough about how much I'm enjoying the tale of the intrepid Birtles and his battle against every danger. I've long heard that every thing in Australia is poisonous or causes painful...
Forum: Beasts 06-05-2012, 09:29 AM
Replies: 124
Views: 25,312
Posted By Owlseye
well, you're right; it has been talked about...

well, you're right; it has been talked about before. Among the many guys who have built their own was an inmate (Wes Weber or his brother?) who built his own based if irc, on a dr 650. It was...
Forum: Equipment 04-25-2012, 08:55 AM
Replies: 185
Views: 36,508
Posted By Owlseye
I'm not sure if the OP is still looking at this...

I'm not sure if the OP is still looking at this site, or gave up with all the extreme opinions, but I have the GL Great Basin on my 690 for the last 3 years; I have no issues with the product. I keep...
Forum: Thumpers 04-10-2012, 01:00 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 4,149
Posted By Owlseye
Just had a sudden chill and cold sweat reading...

Just had a sudden chill and cold sweat reading this- I'm not sure how many times I pushed my CL 90( and later an SL 90 ) home after running fine to get somewhere, and quitting never to start again....
Forum: Thumpers 09-16-2011, 08:03 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 421
Posted By Owlseye
I'm sure somebody with a better knowledge of...

I'm sure somebody with a better knowledge of English geography (and concept of how far is "too far" will answer you too but...
We frequently visit our daughter who lives close to Southampton and one...
Forum: Thumpers 08-09-2011, 08:19 AM
Replies: 3,985
Views: 1,272,881
Posted By Owlseye
OK thanks-- And for answering even though I...

OK thanks-- And for answering even though I posted in the wrong place. I'll take the caliper off-- I tried the screwdriver thing -- been trying to do stuff with the tools I take with me. One thing I...
Forum: Thumpers 08-09-2011, 08:02 AM
Replies: 3,985
Views: 1,272,881
Posted By Owlseye
Sorry to ask such a fundamental question (even...

Sorry to ask such a fundamental question (even sorrier to expose my complete lack of mechanical skills....) but I mounted a new front tire last night (original MT21 lasted 8400 km, by the way), and...
Forum: Thumpers 07-18-2011, 12:27 PM
Replies: 177
Views: 15,057
Posted By Owlseye
Thanks very much guys:norton. Thanks for the...

Thanks very much guys:norton.
Thanks for the invite to la Belle Provence, but I'm off to Montana and Idaho in a week or two. I will however, have a few micro brews to offer to the clutch gods and...
Forum: Thumpers 07-18-2011, 08:26 AM
Replies: 177
Views: 15,057
Posted By Owlseye
Finally getting around to thinking about...

Finally getting around to thinking about installing this thing... Can anybody direct me to a "how to"? My google searches either direct me back to here, or show how to do it on a ford truck.

I...
Forum: Canada 07-15-2011, 09:22 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,548
Posted By Owlseye
Hey I like that hockey puck idea! Otter landing...

Hey I like that hockey puck idea! Otter landing gear and aluminum plate being in short supply at my house....
But a hockey puck is definitely with in my price range and technical know how. Thanks...
Forum: Canada 07-14-2011, 08:25 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,548
Posted By Owlseye
Thanks guys

Thanks guys
Forum: Canada 07-13-2011, 02:42 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,548
Posted By Owlseye
side stand enlarger

Does anybody know of a "Cameltoe" or equivalent that:

I can get from a Canadian supplier and

Would fit a KTM 690 E
Thanks-- The two web sites I tried (Avicious and Dual sport plus) don't...
Forum: GPS 101 - Which GPS For Me 07-13-2011, 07:46 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 822
Posted By Owlseye
Thanks-- I'll hold my breath and do it this...

Thanks-- I'll hold my breath and do it this evening.
Forum: GPS 101 - Which GPS For Me 07-12-2011, 04:07 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 822
Posted By Owlseye
If I may ask an addendum to the previous...

If I may ask an addendum to the previous question: What happens to them (the tracks) when they are deleted?

I've been making a new set of tracks for a trip in August, and still have the CDT...
Forum: Some Assembly Required 06-09-2011, 08:32 AM
Replies: 725
Views: 251,044
Posted By Owlseye
"Rebuilder I was thinking about the plans. I have...

"Rebuilder I was thinking about the plans. I have no idea what they are worth, probably something. :lol3"

I've been enjoying this article all along, and still marvel at the concept and...
Forum: Thumpers 05-10-2011, 10:07 PM
Replies: 177
Views: 15,057
Posted By Owlseye
Paypal and message sent; I'm OK with any colour.

Paypal and message sent; I'm OK with any colour.
Forum: Old's Cool 03-10-2011, 02:53 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 642
Posted By Owlseye
Well, I can't give any info on the bike, but it...

Well, I can't give any info on the bike, but it does solve the mystery of what happens to all those mostly empty rattle cans of Tremclad...
I hope you have fun with the bike.:clap
Forum: Canada 02-15-2011, 09:10 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,510
Posted By Owlseye
And back in my "racing" days (there always has to...

And back in my "racing" days (there always has to be somebody that comes in 15th) I had a Yamaha 360 and a Volkswagen beetle. Take the back seat out and the passenger seat out and you have a bona...
Forum: Some Assembly Required 10-19-2010, 02:38 PM
Replies: 536
Views: 176,628
Posted By Owlseye
And on the other hand of the baking soda affair;...

And on the other hand of the baking soda affair; I'll bet you garage never smelled fresher...

Thanks for this. As one who has toiled many hours on what others felt were pointless tasks, I...
Forum: Beasts 10-18-2010, 12:59 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 8,613
Posted By Owlseye
I am also 5'11", with a 32 inseam and have a v...

I am also 5'11", with a 32 inseam and have a v strom (2004). On my first trip more than 1 hour, I knew I didn't like the stock seat-- it slid me forward and made the (ahem) unmentionables,...
Forum: Some Assembly Required 09-13-2010, 09:13 PM
Replies: 725
Views: 251,044
Posted By Owlseye
I was going to post that I have just replaced the...

I was going to post that I have just replaced the fork seals on my IT 175, but I think I'll hold off now.....:eek1
Much props and admiration on this project.
Forum: Pics, pics, pics... 09-08-2010, 07:55 PM
Replies: 181
Views: 70,913
Posted By Owlseye
[quote=ReeksyOfOz]No, but i'd forgotten i already...

[quote=ReeksyOfOz]No, but i'd forgotten i already had one of 'em uploaded :huh

http://flic.kr/p/3eZHgyhttp://farm2.static.flickr.com/1137/1471088194_109a3cd103.jpg...
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