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Forum: Beasts 04-04-2013, 06:54 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,114
Posted By Old Baldy
Using my hubs

Using my hubs
Forum: Ride reports 03-01-2013, 09:57 PM
Replies: 264
Views: 125,324
Posted By Old Baldy
Great pics. By the way, which camera are you...

Great pics. By the way, which camera are you using?

thx
Forum: Beasts 02-18-2013, 08:37 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,114
Posted By Old Baldy
Received some replies (estimates) from Buchanans,...

Received some replies (estimates) from Buchanans, Woodies and others. Crazy expensive mod! Cheapest is about $900 and most expensive about $2K (for just the rims, spokes and labor...not including the...
Forum: Americas 02-11-2013, 08:07 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 3,616
Posted By Old Baldy
Looks like it's fixed now. Not that it really...

Looks like it's fixed now. Not that it really matters...one can;t really get lost. :)
Forum: Beasts 02-03-2013, 08:32 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,114
Posted By Old Baldy
21" FF and 18" RR rims on a 2001 Triumph Tiger 955i?

All

I am very interested in converting my stock wire-spoked 19" and 17" wheels on my 2001 Triumph Tiger 955i, to 21" front and 18" rear, in order to run my favorite ADV tire - the Michelin Desert...
Forum: Vendors 01-01-2013, 02:32 PM
Replies: 179
Views: 31,529
Posted By Old Baldy
Would also love one for my Triumph Tiger 955i. If...

Would also love one for my Triumph Tiger 955i. If you want one for a pattern, just shout, and I'll ship it off to you, during our winter. Sure that might be worth a little discount... :)
Forum: Vendors 01-01-2013, 01:46 PM
Replies: 179
Views: 31,529
Posted By Old Baldy
IMS KLR650 10G tankvest status?

Checked the website, but not clear if the IMS 10g tankvest is ready for the KLR650 yet?

Thx!
Forum: Americas 08-27-2011, 05:39 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,672
Posted By Old Baldy
Thanks all! We're heading out from Michigan...

Thanks all!

We're heading out from Michigan tomorrow morning (Sunday August 28), a day later than planned.

Can't wait!
Forum: Americas 08-15-2011, 04:35 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,672
Posted By Old Baldy
TLH Labrador, NewFoundLand route - where to stay?

Hey all

Son and myself are heading up for a TLH trip starting 8/26 and ending 9/10, from Michigan, on our KLR650s.

Looking for suggestions of where to camp (preferred) or B&B or cheap hotels...
Forum: Ride reports 02-01-2011, 04:54 PM
Replies: 1,266
Views: 655,984
Posted By Old Baldy
Yup....be careful out there guys. Too many...

Yup....be careful out there guys. Too many tourists to Africa think "zoo" animals...and pay the price. Touching the elephant on a dare was *not* a great idea, guys. Bad stuff can happen real quick.
...
Forum: Trip Planning 12-22-2010, 12:25 AM
Replies: 110
Views: 15,646
Posted By Old Baldy
Absolutely! Couldn't agree more. Now, how...

Absolutely! Couldn't agree more.

Now, how about sharing some of that ADV DSLR video with us?
Forum: Trip Planning 12-21-2010, 07:49 AM
Replies: 110
Views: 15,646
Posted By Old Baldy
:) Neither of mine do video, and I couldn't...

:)

Neither of mine do video, and I couldn't care less.
Forum: Trip Planning 12-19-2010, 11:22 PM
Replies: 110
Views: 15,646
Posted By Old Baldy
Stunning pics! I am unfortunately one of those...

Stunning pics! I am unfortunately one of those individuals to whom picture taking is seldom very rewarding in terms of the quality I get. This is entirely due to my own lack of...
Forum: Some Assembly Required 12-12-2010, 08:16 PM
Replies: 331
Views: 110,219
Posted By Old Baldy
Unfortunately, while many of us think this bike...

Unfortunately, while many of us think this bike is VERY cool, and perhaps the "ultimate" KLR, it will never be built by Kawasaki, because frankly, we're in the minority. Kawasaki plan models (like...
Forum: Some Assembly Required 12-08-2010, 01:57 PM
Replies: 331
Views: 110,219
Posted By Old Baldy
Incredible work. Looks really, really good. ...

Incredible work. Looks really, really good.

Question...if the donor bike is a Versys, would it not be easier to simply upgrade the Versys with better suspension? I'm trying to understand what it...
Forum: Ride reports 11-28-2010, 11:41 PM
Replies: 423
Views: 115,110
Posted By Old Baldy
Very cool RR, GSgal! It makes me, as a South...

Very cool RR, GSgal! It makes me, as a South African "export" to USA feel quite homesick!

Regarding the bee sting extract by knife blade - this is the recommended method to scrape out the stinger...
Forum: Ride reports 11-07-2010, 10:17 AM
Replies: 1,839
Views: 1,314,256
Posted By Old Baldy
Definitely amateurs. Pros would have cut the...

Definitely amateurs. Pros would have cut the chain with a bolt cutter in 15 seconds and had the bike up and in a van within a minute. They would never have spent the time to unbolt the frame.

I...
Forum: Americas 10-31-2010, 01:34 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 3,616
Posted By Old Baldy
Wow, that's WAY out! Thanks for the track.

Wow, that's WAY out! Thanks for the track.
Forum: Americas 10-28-2010, 06:53 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 3,616
Posted By Old Baldy
Trans Labrador Highway Phase 3 now in Google Maps

Not sure if anyone's interested (or whether it's been posted here before), but I just noticed that the TLH Phase 3 section has finally been added to Google Maps....may be useful for anyone planning...
Forum: Ride reports 09-25-2010, 08:54 PM
Replies: 897
Views: 827,312
Posted By Old Baldy
Respect.

Respect.
Forum: Ride reports 09-24-2010, 05:46 PM
Replies: 1,839
Views: 1,314,256
Posted By Old Baldy
Desktop pic - done! Thanks mate. If the XC had...

Desktop pic - done! Thanks mate. If the XC had been in the corner of that pic, it would have HAD to be FP material! Truly awesome.

Great report, as always, Walter.

OB
Forum: Americas 08-13-2010, 10:30 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 4,832
Posted By Old Baldy
Your St Petersburg to Miami via Key West ride is...

Your St Petersburg to Miami via Key West ride is a LONG ride, unless you plan to get to Key West and turn right around and go back. It's about a 6-hour roundtrip from Miami Beach to Key West and back...
Forum: Ride reports 08-13-2010, 03:08 PM
Replies: 897
Views: 827,312
Posted By Old Baldy
Yes, as a South African transplant living in the...

Yes, as a South African transplant living in the USA, I can attest to the weirdness of the US bicycle brake setup! Nearly killed myself the first time I rode a bike in the US. :)
Forum: Ride reports 08-04-2010, 04:47 PM
Replies: 329
Views: 93,402
Posted By Old Baldy
There's just something really, really COOL about...

There's just something really, really COOL about a lady on a solo dirt ride. It may sound sexist/chauvinist/macho to say that, but I don't give a shit....it's still WAY COOL!

Thanks for the...
Forum: Beasts 08-01-2010, 12:32 PM
Replies: 11,044
Views: 1,433,436
Posted By Old Baldy
Great advice. Ride them if you can. One of them...

Great advice. Ride them if you can. One of them may well "talk" to you...and persuade you to take her home. :)

As a long-time Duc guy, I SHOULD want to like the Multistrada, but I admit, the...
Forum: Beasts 08-01-2010, 09:41 AM
Replies: 59
Views: 26,725
Posted By Old Baldy
So I missed this part of your reply....and as...

So I missed this part of your reply....and as you're saying similar things here, I'm not sure we really disagree. I'm saying that the predominance of engine builder opinion is that a good ring seal...
Forum: Beasts 08-01-2010, 09:32 AM
Replies: 59
Views: 26,725
Posted By Old Baldy
I'm happy that your technique works for you. ...

I'm happy that your technique works for you.

Frankly,and with all due respect, I'll take the word of tuners/builders like Cameron, Davidson, and many. many others who have experimented and come...
Forum: Beasts 08-01-2010, 08:25 AM
Replies: 59
Views: 26,725
Posted By Old Baldy
There is too much tuner builder and leakdown...

There is too much tuner builder and leakdown proof of results to dispute the suggestion to load the rings and provide a quick ring seal. Many, many race or hot engine builders have come to this...
Forum: Beasts 07-31-2010, 11:19 PM
Replies: 59
Views: 26,725
Posted By Old Baldy
OK, there's a fair amount of misinformation here,...

OK, there's a fair amount of misinformation here, in terms of the old / often used suggestions to "ride it like you stole it' and "rev the piss out of it" and "rev it high to get the piston rings up...
Forum: Beasts 07-28-2010, 04:46 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 848
Posted By Old Baldy
Nice, but still 75 lbs too heavy, for me. Lose...

Nice, but still 75 lbs too heavy, for me. Lose the 2nd front disk, and go on a crash diet everywhere, and it would look interesting.
Forum: Beasts 07-27-2010, 06:28 PM
Replies: 128
Views: 12,085
Posted By Old Baldy
No need for apologies at all...it's not that many...

No need for apologies at all...it's not that many years ago that those weights were the best that there was. These recent <100lb wonders are, for the most part, NOT meant for long distance riding....
Forum: Beasts 07-27-2010, 03:50 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 3,698
Posted By Old Baldy
That's the one that immediately sprung to mind...

That's the one that immediately sprung to mind for me as well. It'd be even better than the DR400 for a newbie, but 2 things against it, IMO...it would not be as much fun on the open road, and as...
Forum: Beasts 07-27-2010, 11:33 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 8,935
Posted By Old Baldy
I'm not sure how this test is relevant to the...

I'm not sure how this test is relevant to the bike and sector - without any offroad test. May as well simply fit 100% street tires and be done with it.
I would not take the Trail Attacks on any sort...
Forum: Beasts 07-27-2010, 11:23 AM
Replies: 46
Views: 3,698
Posted By Old Baldy
I like the used DR400S suggestion. Would be a...

I like the used DR400S suggestion. Would be a really good, lightweight, dirt worthy trail bike that can also handle easy-going street duty for a newbie, IMO
Forum: Beasts 07-26-2010, 11:11 AM
Replies: 128
Views: 12,085
Posted By Old Baldy
Thanks for the constructive thoughts. It's a fun...

Thanks for the constructive thoughts. It's a fun topic, for me. After reading some of the exploits in the Ride Reports section, I think 98% of the rest of us will always be posers to some extent,...
Forum: Beasts 07-25-2010, 06:36 PM
Replies: 128
Views: 12,085
Posted By Old Baldy
Oh, and an optional accessory 5g fresh water tank...

Oh, and an optional accessory 5g fresh water tank would be kind cool integrated low behind the rider on one or both sides....
Forum: Beasts 07-25-2010, 12:20 AM
Replies: 128
Views: 12,085
Posted By Old Baldy
Green, just for you? :)

Green, just for you? :)
Forum: Beasts 07-24-2010, 10:25 AM
Replies: 128
Views: 12,085
Posted By Old Baldy
OK, so this is my "perfect" fantasy RTW ADV...

OK, so this is my "perfect" fantasy RTW ADV bike...(geared towards solo riders)

800cc air-cooled mildly tuned V-twin
Square Bore/Stroke 80mm x 80mm for 804cc [Relatively narrow bore for lower...
Forum: Beasts 07-22-2010, 05:34 PM
Replies: 128
Views: 12,085
Posted By Old Baldy
I'm sure most people would not consider having to...

I'm sure most people would not consider having to change wheel sizes in the middle of a RTW trip, so choose a size and let's know what you think is best for such a trip, and why. Remember, it's all...
Forum: Beasts 07-22-2010, 05:32 PM
Replies: 128
Views: 12,085
Posted By Old Baldy
Actually, there's no reason it would way 200lbs....

Actually, there's no reason it would way 200lbs. The Aprilia 550 V-twin weighs 72 lbs with all sensors and throttle bodies. Sure, it's not built for RTW rides with an ultra short OCI and hardly any...
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