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Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths Yesterday, 06:05 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 372
Posted By windypoint
Crazy video

Just saw a video of a crash with an interesting ending.

http://www.foxnews.com/leisure/2014/08/19/biker-crashes-into-car-lands-standing-on-its-roof/?intcmp=features
Forum: Pacific Northwet - Where it's green. And wet. 08-19-2014, 05:57 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 2,152
Posted By windypoint
Just saw this post. Glad it worked out. Well done.

Just saw this post. Glad it worked out. Well done.
Forum: Airheads 08-19-2014, 03:01 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 435
Posted By windypoint
To my knowledge the PD colors were Teal, Red and...

To my knowledge the PD colors were Teal, Red and Purple. The Black was the Classic color. That said the colors of the photo are much better than stock.
Forum: Ride reports 08-18-2014, 06:48 AM
Replies: 221
Views: 38,598
Posted By windypoint
:clap I have enjoyed your account of the...

:clap
I have enjoyed your account of the adventure as well. As long as your health returns, the accident will become an interesting part of the adventure in the future. I have travelled in Mexico...
Forum: Airheads 08-16-2014, 04:54 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 632
Posted By windypoint
Your other option at Max BMW. <TABLE...

Your other option at Max BMW.
<TABLE style="BORDER-TOP: rgb(102,102,102) 1px solid; BORDER-RIGHT: rgb(102,102,102) 1px solid; WIDTH: 512px; BORDER-BOTTOM: rgb(102,102,102) 1px solid; BORDER-LEFT:...
Forum: Airheads 08-16-2014, 04:47 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 632
Posted By windypoint
I had the same problem on my PD. It will get...

I had the same problem on my PD. It will get worse. You might want to do a thread search. There are a few guys here that can fix it. A new one is expensive. I finally put a gps on the bike and used...
Forum: Ride reports 08-15-2014, 04:58 PM
Replies: 221
Views: 38,598
Posted By windypoint
Sorry to read about the problems. Please keep us...

Sorry to read about the problems. Please keep us in the loop on how the Mexican authorities handle this. Did you ever get your gear back?
Forum: Pacific Northwet - Where it's green. And wet. 08-14-2014, 02:25 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 287
Posted By windypoint
I live 12 miles West of Walla Walla on a ranch....

I live 12 miles West of Walla Walla on a ranch. Shoot me a PM if it will work.
Ken
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 08-03-2014, 01:31 PM
Replies: 156
Views: 12,363
Posted By windypoint
Are you certain you want to go on this trip with...

Are you certain you want to go on this trip with him?
Forum: Equipment 08-01-2014, 04:50 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 362
Posted By windypoint
Try this ...

Try this
https://www.boxxerparts.de/product_info.php?info=p676_Gearbox-Monolever-R-series-from-09-1980-without-kick-starter-in-exchange.html&XTCsid=o5j3r9rb4t9tq0dr9fb12k6281
Forum: Equipment 08-01-2014, 02:55 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 362
Posted By windypoint
I know it sounds crazy, but since I have a PD I...

I know it sounds crazy, but since I have a PD I always check ebay in Motorcycle parts for r100 and I have seen a few trannys in the past .

I just checked there are 4 listed for the R80 at the...
Forum: Beasts 07-28-2014, 03:25 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 3,626
Posted By windypoint
Here is one I have been drooling over. Buy it and...

Here is one I have been drooling over. Buy it and take the temptation away from me.
http://seattle.craigslist.org/tac/mcy/4588086275.html
Forum: Equipment 07-17-2014, 09:24 AM
Replies: 49
Views: 7,151
Posted By windypoint
I have the Klim Badlands set and would not buy it...

I have the Klim Badlands set and would not buy it again. Pants leak in the crotch and the jacket is very hot when it is over 90 degrees. Buy seasonal sets and frog togs.
Forum: Orange Crush 07-16-2014, 04:43 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 7,847
Posted By windypoint
But does it have ABS? ...

But does it have ABS?
http://i453.photobucket.com/albums/qq251/alaskakingsalmon/ABS_zps6fb7640b.jpg (http://s453.photobucket.com/user/alaskakingsalmon/media/ABS_zps6fb7640b.jpg.html)
Forum: Vendors 07-09-2014, 10:45 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 445
Posted By windypoint
Wish that had been posted 6 months ago. I just...

Wish that had been posted 6 months ago. I just finished repainting mine. I'm sure someone will scoop this up.
Forum: Equipment 07-06-2014, 10:44 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,650
Posted By windypoint
Try this one http://www.searchtempest.com/

Try this one
http://www.searchtempest.com/
Forum: Thumpers 07-02-2014, 10:47 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 2,704
Posted By windypoint
There is one in Tri-Cities. It is close to you. ...

There is one in Tri-Cities. It is close to you.
http://ridenowtricities.reachlocal.net/default.asp?page=xNewInventoryDetail&id=754341&p=2&make=ktm&s=Year&d=D&vt=motorcycle%20%2F%20scooter
Forum: The Garage 06-27-2014, 01:34 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 3,977
Posted By windypoint
Looks great. The test will be in a year or so....

Looks great. The test will be in a year or so. How it looks then.
Forum: Face plant 06-25-2014, 04:06 PM
Replies: 345
Views: 50,928
Posted By windypoint
It sounds like you are on the road to recovery....

It sounds like you are on the road to recovery. You have had a series of big mental dumps on your head. If you feel deep down that the light is appearing at the end of the tunnel, keep moving towards...
Forum: Equipment 06-24-2014, 06:23 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,004
Posted By windypoint
Another No-Mar fan. It helps with tire cost...

Another No-Mar fan. It helps with tire cost savings when you can avoid dealers. I let all my fellow riders use it when they need to change tires.
Forum: Airheads 06-23-2014, 09:59 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,191
Posted By windypoint
This is who I used on my airhead and I have been...

This is who I used on my airhead and I have been pleased.

http://www.motoelekt.com/charging.htm
Forum: Equipment 06-22-2014, 06:05 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,480
Posted By windypoint
Man up.

Man up.
Forum: Airheads 06-22-2014, 11:59 AM
Replies: 57
Views: 3,389
Posted By windypoint
No bike is perfect. The GSPD is the closest I...

No bike is perfect. The GSPD is the closest I have come to a perfect bike in 40 years of riding. The only reason I would hesitate to take a GSPD on thes trip is you will not want to sell it at the...
Forum: Old's Cool 06-22-2014, 11:53 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,960
Posted By windypoint
On my PD the center is off and the two sides are...

On my PD the center is off and the two sides are the high and low power.
Forum: Pics, pics, pics... 06-08-2014, 06:37 AM
Replies: 415
Views: 47,197
Posted By windypoint
Outside my window.. ...

Outside my window..

http://i453.photobucket.com/albums/qq251/alaskakingsalmon/HideawayPlaceview_edited-1_zps92af39ac.jpg...
Forum: GS Boxers 06-07-2014, 05:27 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,387
Posted By windypoint
I loved my 1100Gs and recommended that a friend...

I loved my 1100Gs and recommended that a friend pick one up. It did not have hard points on the transmission case and it did crack on trails. Be sure to check over the tranny case for any signs of...
Forum: Pacific Northwet - Where it's green. And wet. 06-05-2014, 02:10 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 682
Posted By windypoint
Here you go. Fly or hike from Lake Chelan to...

Here you go. Fly or hike from Lake Chelan to Domke lake.
http://www.washingtonlakes.com/LakeInfo.aspx?id=239&t=1

http://community.seattletimes.nwsource.com/archive/?date=19981022&slug=2778959
Forum: Airheads 06-02-2014, 03:15 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,224
Posted By windypoint
I have had very good luck with Max. The website...

I have had very good luck with Max. The website is friendly and they get the parts from Germany if necessary.
Forum: Face plant 05-13-2014, 12:19 PM
Replies: 79
Views: 8,448
Posted By windypoint
For what it's worth, ANY rental truck is very...

For what it's worth, ANY rental truck is very suspect. Watch out.
Forum: The Garage 05-12-2014, 04:35 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 3,977
Posted By windypoint
I had a problem once with epoxy even after a...

I had a problem once with epoxy even after a careful prep. The floor was poured in the Spring and was a heated slab. The first Winter the moisture was still coming up from the slab and the epoxy...
Forum: GS Boxers 05-09-2014, 10:30 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,688
Posted By windypoint
If the directions are similar to the side case...

If the directions are similar to the side case directions, you might as well figure it out on your own. I had to reverse three steps to make the side mounts work. You can do it, just have a cup of...
Forum: Alaska 05-08-2014, 06:08 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,446
Posted By windypoint
From todays paper Skagway's ferry...

From todays paper

Skagway's ferry terminal is ready to reopen for business, and regular ferry service is slated to resume May 11.
Skagway residents awoke April 24 to find the dock fully...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 05-02-2014, 06:11 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,009
Posted By windypoint
Thank you. Nice way to start the day.

Thank you. Nice way to start the day.
Forum: Airheads 04-30-2014, 05:31 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 583
Posted By windypoint
This is exactly what I experienced as well. I put...

This is exactly what I experienced as well. I put progressive springs on the front end and bought an Ohlin with remote adjustment at 23,000 miles. It now handles like a new bike, probably better. It...
Forum: Alaska 04-27-2014, 06:35 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,446
Posted By windypoint
Check the dates and Alaska Marine highway info....

Check the dates and Alaska Marine highway info. The dock in Skagway sunk this week. It is currently out of commission until it is repaired. No ferry access for now.
Forum: Beasts 04-26-2014, 06:26 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 553
Posted By windypoint
Sorry, my mind is still in the twentieth century....

Sorry, my mind is still in the twentieth century. It is a 2003.
Forum: Equipment 04-20-2014, 06:36 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 765
Posted By windypoint
While crossing the Nullabor Desert the heat...

While crossing the Nullabor Desert the heat finally made the decision, I bought a spray bomb and painted my black helmet white while on the road. Looked ugly, felt better.
Forum: Beasts 04-17-2014, 05:29 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 553
Posted By windypoint
93 Triumph Tiger High miles Problem areas?

There is a local fellow selling a 93 Tiger with 92.000 miles. Any areas to look for problems? This would be a second bike for visiting friends so I am just looking for a fun reliable short ride bike....
Forum: GS Boxers 04-17-2014, 06:23 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 866
Posted By windypoint
I had the same problem on my 2011. The dealer...

I had the same problem on my 2011. The dealer said (in the German way) that it was bad American ethanol fuel. I tried to point out that Ethanol blend is often the only fuel available on the road....
Forum: Equipment 04-13-2014, 04:55 PM
Replies: 1,314
Views: 201,858
Posted By windypoint
Just came back from my first real test of the...

Just came back from my first real test of the Badlands gear. I rode for 10 days in Japan. Rode one day in a down pour. The Jacket held up well. The pants leaked at the crotch. Bummer. I hate having...
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