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Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 02-26-2015, 11:22 AM
Replies: 10,050
Views: 915,169
Posted By osii
DR-z400 parts

Hey folks,

I parted out a dr-z and have a ton of parts leftover. because shipping is so expensive, a lot of these parts are not worth shipping. So if you are in the Phoenix area and need a part,...
Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 02-03-2015, 09:52 AM
Replies: 10,050
Views: 915,169
Posted By osii
I do rideshare too. Went to Death Valley to...

I do rideshare too. Went to Death Valley to watch the Super Bowl. I'm at the point where I won't let drunks in the car anymore.
Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 02-03-2015, 09:49 AM
Replies: 660
Views: 35,657
Posted By osii
How's the leg?

How's the leg?
Forum: Canada 01-29-2015, 04:44 PM
Replies: 58
Views: 3,318
Posted By osii
See you this summer, you hoser, eh?

See you this summer, you hoser, eh?
Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 01-29-2015, 11:28 AM
Replies: 660
Views: 35,657
Posted By osii
Finally found my last piece of essential camping...

Finally found my last piece of essential camping gear and wrapped up all biz. Gonna take off tonight. I'm sure I'll find someone with some extra space. Happy to pay my share.
Forum: Day Trippin' 01-14-2015, 12:24 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 2,101
Posted By osii
3 days = death valley. hit the springs. Sneak...

3 days = death valley. hit the springs. Sneak over to Mt Whitney.
Forum: Thumpers 01-05-2015, 12:40 AM
Replies: 423
Views: 53,326
Posted By osii
I've been hot for a TU250, but this looks a...

I've been hot for a TU250, but this looks a little more attractive. What I like about the smaller engine is better mpg. Anyone know the numbers? Be nice to have a solid 300 mile range. I'm a...
Forum: EMEA 12-29-2014, 05:59 AM
Replies: 49
Views: 2,853
Posted By osii
Shipping your bike to Europe is one thing,...

Shipping your bike to Europe is one thing, shipping it back is another. I have discovered that shipping it back to the states is often double what it costs to ship it to Europe.

Take a look at...
Forum: Equipment 12-28-2014, 07:13 AM
Replies: 42
Views: 3,447
Posted By osii
When it comes to cooking en route, remember that...

When it comes to cooking en route, remember that if you bring a cookset, you're going to have to bring cleaning supplies. I go with a jet boil and that's enough to make a warm beverage and hot water...
Forum: Europe 12-23-2014, 05:14 AM
Replies: 171
Views: 15,298
Posted By osii
Hey guys, I'm seriously looking at buying...

Hey guys,

I'm seriously looking at buying something in Ireland. I've been looking at properties there and I'm amazed at the low prices for homes in the republic.

I know work is scarce there...
Forum: Australia 12-04-2014, 10:31 PM
Replies: 205
Views: 19,339
Posted By osii
My friend all you can really do is get the...

My friend all you can really do is get the treatment there, then sue the daylights out of the insurance company. From what you have said, it sounds like you are on solid ground.
Forum: Equipment 11-12-2014, 11:49 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 2,603
Posted By osii
Just got my hi viz yellow. They are cut big. I...

Just got my hi viz yellow. They are cut big. I was worried a large would be too small and it fit perfectly. It is super adjustable and has front shoulder venting.
Forum: Equipment 11-05-2014, 10:36 AM
Replies: 149
Views: 42,423
Posted By osii
Bought one of these...

Bought one of these (http://www.amazon.com/Tascam-DP-004-Digital-4-Track-Recorder/dp/B001JJFR8Q) and never figured out how to use it.

http://ecx.images-amazon.com/images/I/51JwLMGbheL.jpg
Forum: Thumpers 06-10-2014, 12:38 PM
Replies: 26,350
Views: 4,735,407
Posted By osii
used plastics

Is there a market for used plastics? I got a whole set from a drz I parted out. They are all there, just worn and scratched. Do people repaint them? Just trying to decide whether to try to sell...
Forum: Americas 05-29-2014, 09:04 PM
Replies: 208
Views: 21,455
Posted By osii
Found this cleaning out a drawer. Omen?

Found this cleaning out a drawer. Omen?
Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 05-29-2014, 05:52 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 4,395
Posted By osii
GAS is getting even worse now. Gear...

GAS is getting even worse now.

Gear Acquisition Syndrome
Forum: Equipment 05-29-2014, 05:33 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 2,496
Posted By osii
Hanes sells drifit (cool dri) long and short...

Hanes sells drifit (cool dri) long and short sleeve tshirts online at Walmart. I got a bunch. I like them better than my patagonia tops. They're like $7 and $9 each. And they are relaxed fit. ...
Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 05-29-2014, 05:05 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 4,395
Posted By osii
Looking at an oem on the bay for $200. Getting...

Looking at an oem on the bay for $200. Getting very bad GAS.
Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 05-29-2014, 04:11 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 4,395
Posted By osii
How much are those center stands? I miss being...

How much are those center stands? I miss being able to ride to the bike shop and take off the wheel to get a tire change.
Forum: Thumpers 05-29-2014, 03:15 PM
Replies: 26,350
Views: 4,735,407
Posted By osii
Should I trade my Dr-z400e for this? ...

Should I trade my Dr-z400e for this?

http://phoenix.craigslist.org/evl/boa/4475306753.html
Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 05-28-2014, 11:50 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 4,395
Posted By osii
I've had my 07 Wee since it was new. 17k miles. ...

I've had my 07 Wee since it was new. 17k miles. I burned out a clutch and it was only $700 to fix it. And everything had to be replaced. Try doing that on a BMW or KTM. That's the only time it...
Forum: Americas 05-25-2014, 08:46 PM
Replies: 58
Views: 6,885
Posted By osii
It really sounds like there is an opportunity for...

It really sounds like there is an opportunity for some kind of fuel/food/lodging somewhere in that big gap.
Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 05-25-2014, 07:21 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 28,210
Posted By osii
If you have the stock bars, go with stock...

If you have the stock bars, go with stock handguards. Aftermarket guards are designed to work with dirt bike style bars that have a much different bend from the stock "red barron" set up.
Forum: Americas 05-25-2014, 05:51 PM
Replies: 208
Views: 21,455
Posted By osii
Looks like the dollar is a little stronger. that...

Looks like the dollar is a little stronger. that helps even though everything is probably very costly. Finally some good news. Now if only the euro would tank.
Forum: Americas 05-25-2014, 04:55 PM
Replies: 208
Views: 21,455
Posted By osii
I see this is no longer an option.

I see this is no longer an option.
Forum: Americas 05-25-2014, 04:47 PM
Replies: 208
Views: 21,455
Posted By osii
Google shows 405KM (is that correct?) which is...

Google shows 405KM (is that correct?) which is about 250ish miles. Man, even with an IMS 4 gallon tank and an extra gallon I'm cutting it close. Definitely bringing a funnel to fill the 2 liter...
Forum: Americas 05-25-2014, 12:30 PM
Replies: 208
Views: 21,455
Posted By osii
And FYI, a firearm was just for wildlife...

And FYI, a firearm was just for wildlife protection. I'm actually not a firearms fan, but I've been chased away by too many bears and bobcats to not at least consider it.

I have no fear of...
Forum: Americas 05-25-2014, 12:15 PM
Replies: 208
Views: 21,455
Posted By osii
Thanks, What I am worried about is...

Thanks,

What I am worried about is shredding a tire or blowing out a sidewall. I can fix a flat. I'm sure the availability of DL sized tires is a lot better than when I did my mexico trip a...
Forum: Americas 05-25-2014, 11:59 AM
Replies: 208
Views: 21,455
Posted By osii
While it is possible to bring a firearm into...

While it is possible to bring a firearm into Canada, you have to get province by province approval. And since I would be traveling through about 5 provinces, it's going to be too much of a PITA. ...
Forum: Americas 05-25-2014, 10:26 AM
Replies: 208
Views: 21,455
Posted By osii
Just bring some dank weed and ammunition.

Just bring some dank weed and ammunition.
Forum: Americas 05-24-2014, 11:28 AM
Replies: 208
Views: 21,455
Posted By osii
I'm thinking of doing this ride this July or...

I'm thinking of doing this ride this July or August.

Couple questions . . .

Which bike would work better? DL650 or Dr-z400e? Both bikes are running Shinko 705's. If I get a flat are there...
Forum: Equipment 02-06-2013, 05:45 PM
Replies: 57
Views: 5,129
Posted By osii
I forgot to mention that I would have bought a...

I forgot to mention that I would have bought a Nexus 10 without hesitation if I could have gotten a cash refund from BB or if I could have bought one from BB. I've had such a positive experience...
Forum: Equipment 02-06-2013, 01:59 PM
Replies: 57
Views: 5,129
Posted By osii
Nexus 7 & TF700

I recently went on an electronics buying spree. First I bought Nexus 7 16gb from Google for $250. I also bought a HP G6 windows 7 and a G7 windows 8.

No complaints on the nexus 7 . I could...
Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 03-23-2012, 05:39 PM
Replies: 536
Views: 477,207
Posted By osii
I put some soft panniers up front and it took a...

I put some soft panniers up front and it took a lot of the buffeting away. I would say try front panniers before spending a ton on windshields that don't work.
Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 01-03-2012, 07:58 PM
Replies: 10,050
Views: 915,169
Posted By osii
I think there was a rider fatality at 75th Ave &...

I think there was a rider fatality at 75th Ave & Missouri. A block away.
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 12-13-2011, 10:39 AM
Replies: 256
Views: 24,279
Posted By osii
It's actually called attempted murder.

It's actually called attempted murder.
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 12-13-2011, 10:38 AM
Replies: 256
Views: 24,279
Posted By osii
I "filter" constantly at stop lights. ...

I "filter" constantly at stop lights.

Never gotten a second look from law enforcement.

It's simply the safest thing to do on a motorcycle. Just ask the dozens of motorcycle patrol riders...
Forum: Americas 11-05-2011, 12:40 PM
Replies: 82
Views: 10,091
Posted By osii
the things you learn on ADV

the things you learn on ADV
Forum: Americas 10-05-2011, 06:31 PM
Replies: 82
Views: 10,091
Posted By osii
I believe any hardware store can adequately arm...

I believe any hardware store can adequately arm just about about anyone. All it took was some box cutters to completely transform this country into what it is nowadays.
Forum: Equipment 10-05-2011, 04:38 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 5,117
Posted By osii
FWIW The "good" stuff falls off your bike,...

FWIW

The "good" stuff falls off your bike, catches fire, gets lost, and wears out just like the cheap stuff. Only when your cheapo camp chair falls off your bike it's only $6 compared to $80 for...
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