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Forum: Some Assembly Required 03-27-2015, 07:05 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 597
Posted By Gramp-Z
Not sure about switching to 12 volt , but here is...

Not sure about switching to 12 volt , but here is a link where you can find out .http://www.bikez.com/msgboard/msg.php?id=10276&type=bike I had a TS 125 and my buddy had a TS 185 , both bike...
Forum: Pacific Northwet - Where it's green. And wet. 03-01-2015, 07:59 AM
Replies: 334
Views: 20,707
Posted By Gramp-Z
No worries about gas , I will be hauling an extra...

No worries about gas , I will be hauling an extra 2 gallons on my Wee . Several others were last year for bikes with limited range .
Forum: Ride reports 01-30-2015, 08:00 AM
Replies: 2,619
Views: 709,279
Posted By Gramp-Z
Ed , loving your report ! As an old guy that can...

Ed , loving your report ! As an old guy that can never guess how many days in a row I might feel good , I feel for you . Even when I was younger I was on a 3 week trip and had been suffering...
Forum: Pics, pics, pics... 01-29-2015, 07:41 AM
Replies: 846
Views: 134,856
Posted By Gramp-Z
<a...

<a href="http://gramp-z.smugmug.com/Motorcycles/2011-Motorcycle-and-Northwest/16067985_9vGnc8#!i=1321748713&k=6G3QZWv&lb=1&s=A" title="Photo & Video Sharing by SmugMug"><img...
Forum: Pacific Northwet - Where it's green. And wet. 01-28-2015, 06:55 AM
Replies: 334
Views: 20,707
Posted By Gramp-Z
I'm in , see if I can round up a few more . Had a...

I'm in , see if I can round up a few more . Had a blast last year ! Maybe stay the whole time this year . :clap:clap
Forum: Ride reports 01-12-2015, 07:08 AM
Replies: 366
Views: 69,253
Posted By Gramp-Z
Just caught up after finding your report a week...

Just caught up after finding your report a week ago . Thank you for all the work and great pictures . I was born in Vermillion and have been to "your" town's gathering multiple times . Whenever I...
Forum: The Garage 12-17-2014, 04:13 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 2,163
Posted By Gramp-Z
OP , if your girl was riding a trail 90 or maybe...

OP , if your girl was riding a trail 90 or maybe a 125 and you were in some kind of competition maybe you would need to be worried . It will do just fine . Might have to use a little more throttle...
Forum: Equipment 11-26-2014, 04:03 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,421
Posted By Gramp-Z
I have an old HP Office jet All in one 5610v and...

I have an old HP Office jet All in one 5610v and have had zero trouble over the last couple years . Oh and I do not print real often and have never had it "dry up" .
Forum: Equipment 11-26-2014, 03:56 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 2,311
Posted By Gramp-Z
I guess that I don't run with the crowd on this...

I guess that I don't run with the crowd on this subject . I have had an original SPOT for 3 or 4 years and haven't had any troubles with the unit or company . I ride by myself and sometimes with...
Forum: Ride reports 11-26-2014, 05:59 AM
Replies: 2,619
Views: 709,279
Posted By Gramp-Z
I have been playing catchup , just found this...

I have been playing catchup , just found this report recently . Thank you Sir for one hell of a great ride report ! Keep it coming .
Forum: Pics, pics, pics... 11-09-2014, 03:36 PM
Replies: 2,028
Views: 379,939
Posted By Gramp-Z
Up here in the Evergreen State it can bee a...

Up here in the Evergreen State it can bee a little tough to get great contrast (at least for me) . The first I couldn't help but snap while riding through town , with "man made" foliage .<a...
Forum: Hacks 11-04-2014, 05:04 PM
Replies: 110
Views: 10,406
Posted By Gramp-Z
Josh , maybe later in the week I can come over...

Josh , maybe later in the week I can come over and brain storm a bit and see what we need to make ? I will have to edjumakate myself a bit first . Also go to library and pick up a book on voo-doo and...
Forum: Some Assembly Required 10-26-2014, 06:12 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 3,371
Posted By Gramp-Z
Now that is something to look at more carefully ....

Now that is something to look at more carefully . What weight oil are you running ? I always ran 20-50 . Almost all modern engines use automotive style bearings instead of ball / roller bearings . If...
Forum: Some Assembly Required 10-24-2014, 06:19 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 3,371
Posted By Gramp-Z
Depends who you ask . There was a bit of a top...

Depends who you ask . There was a bit of a top end oiling problem that would gall cam lobes . There we aftermarket kits that many people installed . I have never installed any on my 3 V-45s or my...
Forum: Day Trippin' 10-23-2014, 06:53 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 704
Posted By Gramp-Z
Gramps , I have been trying to capture fall...

Gramps , I have been trying to capture fall colors during rides for several years . Haven't had too much luck . Out here every time the colors head toward their peak , it turns rainy and windy and by...
Forum: Some Assembly Required 10-23-2014, 06:37 AM
Replies: 781
Views: 172,826
Posted By Gramp-Z
Jerry , once you get all final tuning done , if...

Jerry , once you get all final tuning done , if you want somebody to test it in a cool / wet environment I would be willing to preform those tests up here . You know , long term tests , maybe 6...
Forum: Some Assembly Required 10-22-2014, 04:37 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 3,371
Posted By Gramp-Z
Thin attempt at humor , also water cooled . My...

Thin attempt at humor , also water cooled . My WeeStrom was first chain drive motorcycle I have owned in 35 years . Liked the shaft and belt drives better , but BMWs out of my price range .
Forum: Some Assembly Required 10-22-2014, 03:27 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 3,371
Posted By Gramp-Z
Dunlop Touring Elites is what I have been running...

Dunlop Touring Elites is what I have been running , but you better avoid sand and mud . I started into Adventure riding on my Sabre (fourth one I have had) and love the bike . In the old days we...
Forum: Some Assembly Required 10-22-2014, 10:21 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 3,371
Posted By Gramp-Z
I'll have to get back to you , off to dentist . I...

I'll have to get back to you , off to dentist . I haven't been it riding much since I got my WeeStrom . But would look for something like Anakee 3s . I will try and remember this afternoon and get...
Forum: Some Assembly Required 10-22-2014, 07:58 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 3,371
Posted By Gramp-Z
As an owner of a Sabre I would suggest some...

As an owner of a Sabre I would suggest some progressive fork springs and some more appropriate tires . Mine has a little front end weight problem (see picture) . It has been on many a forest service...
Forum: Hacks 10-12-2014, 03:56 PM
Replies: 110
Views: 10,406
Posted By Gramp-Z
We did corner bracing on the outside mounts and I...

We did corner bracing on the outside mounts and I believe they should hold up to some abuse . If they bend , I guess we may have to go to the box idea . After looking at the Ural welds and tubing , I...
Forum: Ride reports 10-05-2014, 09:20 AM
Replies: 154
Views: 25,880
Posted By Gramp-Z
Mark , thanks for another great RR ! As a rookie...

Mark , thanks for another great RR ! As a rookie retiree , I hope I can get the hang of reprograming myself to have more fun on roads less travelled . Hope I can get to feeling better more often and...
Forum: Ride reports 09-24-2014, 04:17 PM
Replies: 357
Views: 95,420
Posted By Gramp-Z
Latest says trailer found and one bike still...

Latest says trailer found and one bike still missing .http://www.komonews.com/news/local/Stolen-trailer-full-of-vintage-motorcycles-found-in-Seattle-277001631.html
Forum: Ride reports 09-21-2014, 10:23 AM
Replies: 357
Views: 95,420
Posted By Gramp-Z
I always thought Doug was a little different but...

I always thought Doug was a little different but never thought he might be from a different planet . But that move took some out of this world techknology !
Forum: Ride reports 09-21-2014, 09:32 AM
Replies: 357
Views: 95,420
Posted By Gramp-Z
So is Doug's SPOT in the chase truck ? or is the...

So is Doug's SPOT in the chase truck ? or is the route different than map shows ? Buddy out along route texting me (at home) and we both are a bit confused .
Forum: Ride reports 09-13-2014, 11:38 AM
Replies: 357
Views: 95,420
Posted By Gramp-Z
Doug , get some fresh batteries in that SPOT ,...

Doug , get some fresh batteries in that SPOT , says they are low . Hope the bike is running good now . May have to chase you down on the last day . Following your adventures as always . Good luck !
Forum: Ride reports 09-13-2014, 06:38 AM
Replies: 294
Views: 67,403
Posted By Gramp-Z
Thanks again for a great ride report . If...

Thanks again for a great ride report . If everything goes as planned I will be retired after Oct 1st , so if you need anything when you arrive in Seattle , PM me ahead of time . At least use this...
Forum: The Garage 09-01-2014, 07:28 AM
Replies: 65
Views: 7,430
Posted By Gramp-Z
[QUOTE=bpw;24900924]Modern engines are...

[QUOTE=bpw;24900924]Modern engines are inefficient in some ways, but burning all the fuel is not one of them. Any engine from the last 50 years that is well tuned is burning essentially all the fuel...
Forum: Some Assembly Required 08-30-2014, 08:14 AM
Replies: 781
Views: 172,826
Posted By Gramp-Z
I can't tell from your pictures , but when I made...

I can't tell from your pictures , but when I made my skid plate for my WeeStrom I used the open mounting hole at the bottom of case for a mounting point . After several good impacts I smelled oil and...
Forum: Ride reports 07-27-2014, 07:53 AM
Replies: 56
Views: 8,459
Posted By Gramp-Z
Thanks for your report ! The trip is still on my...

Thanks for your report ! The trip is still on my list . Made a half assed attempt a couple years ago but time and body wouldn't let me finish it . Hopefully I can take another stab at it in the next...
Forum: Pics, pics, pics... 07-05-2014, 07:12 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,578
Posted By Gramp-Z
I am slow and not to good with my camera , but...

I am slow and not to good with my camera , but one out of six isn't bad ? <a href="http://gramp-z.smugmug.com/Vacation/other-vacation-2011/18741320_DRq5Wm#!i=3364052323&k=74wQpB5&lb=1&s=A"...
Forum: Pacific Northwet - Where it's green. And wet. 07-04-2014, 07:23 AM
Replies: 1,333
Views: 103,763
Posted By Gramp-Z
Hello everybody . Just a thank you to all who...

Hello everybody . Just a thank you to all who helped out and a big Hug to Ladybug ! I enjoyed myself very much and hope to be back next year . I will throw out several of my favorite pictures . I was...
Forum: Pacific Northwet - Where it's green. And wet. 06-22-2014, 10:43 AM
Replies: 1,333
Views: 103,763
Posted By Gramp-Z
Wish we could have stayed longer , but had a nice...

Wish we could have stayed longer , but had a nice drive home with Mylifeuncut's injured bike , waiting for the ferry . <a...
Forum: Ride reports 06-01-2014, 07:53 AM
Replies: 115
Views: 16,481
Posted By Gramp-Z
Have a safe and great trip this year . I will be...

Have a safe and great trip this year . I will be checking in every so often . Hopefully my Wife and I will be touring the northeast next summer in our mini motorhome . Would love to do it on my bike...
Forum: Ride reports 05-25-2014, 07:37 AM
Replies: 4,757
Views: 1,259,864
Posted By Gramp-Z
John , I want to thank you again for an epic ride...

John , I want to thank you again for an epic ride report . I really liked your thoughts on what it takes for big time travel . As I am near the end of my 36 years of machining airplane parts , I hope...
Forum: Ride reports 04-20-2014, 07:51 AM
Replies: 115
Views: 16,481
Posted By Gramp-Z
Great update , thanks for the great pictures...

Great update , thanks for the great pictures !:lurk
Forum: Pacific Northwet - Where it's green. And wet. 04-19-2014, 12:14 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 638
Posted By Gramp-Z
Asked a guy there who or what put it together and...

Asked a guy there who or what put it together and he said on Twitter .
Forum: Pacific Northwet - Where it's green. And wet. 04-19-2014, 11:56 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 638
Posted By Gramp-Z
I couldn't go , too much to do , but stopped over...

I couldn't go , too much to do , but stopped over and snapped a pic or two of a few riders meeting at Four Corners this morning . Hope the weather doesn't turn to crap for them . ...
Forum: Pacific Northwet - Where it's green. And wet. 04-19-2014, 11:50 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 420
Posted By Gramp-Z
Thanks for the heads up . Last time they grooved...

Thanks for the heads up . Last time they grooved it in the early 80s I was riding at night and it was grooved from Ellensburg to Moses Lake . The operators had about every other tooth too deep and...
Forum: Ride reports 04-08-2014, 04:43 PM
Replies: 884
Views: 488,362
Posted By Gramp-Z
Anna , great report ! I have no idea how I missed...

Anna , great report ! I have no idea how I missed it for so long . It was worth the wait . You have a writing style that for me is like sipping a fine whiskey . I tend to savor each and every...
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