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Forum: Hacks 11-09-2014, 10:24 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 2,610
Posted By Arctic Orange
Cold Effect

Yes, Dave the cold effect can play a big part in loss of tire air pressure. Mounting warm tires on warm wheels, over inflate by 20 psi, just right after cooling to 20 or 30 below!:rofl
Forum: Hacks 11-08-2014, 10:02 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 2,610
Posted By Arctic Orange
bead seal

Not rare to to have happen . A lube of some sort helps, be it Dawn for dishes or Murphy's tire grease. These help tire and wheel fully seat and seal tightly. Perhaps your original mounting did not...
Forum: Road warriors 11-03-2014, 02:23 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 3,210
Posted By Arctic Orange
Motorcycles have have come and gone from my...

Motorcycles have have come and gone from my stable, but the ol' k75s will always be there. Too many are they that say, "wish I'd kept my k75". BMW's best engine, at low revs or high. Feel bored just...
Forum: Hacks 06-24-2014, 02:39 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,221
Posted By Arctic Orange
k75 mounts

I bought the subframe mounts from Jay 2 years back. They went on easily and all mounting locations matched spot on. The Velorex seems a little weak for real fast twisty stuff but gets the job done....
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 06-16-2014, 01:37 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 4,076
Posted By Arctic Orange
The dowel bars keep adjoining concrete slabs...

The dowel bars keep adjoining concrete slabs even. We truck drivers pounded the heck out of the originals. Pretty common repair in Washington state and frost heave areas.
Forum: Old's Cool 05-25-2014, 10:30 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 2,059
Posted By Arctic Orange
Good stuff, old trucks from when drivers really...

Good stuff, old trucks from when drivers really had to work at it!
I love to see 'em, thanks
Forum: Hacks 04-05-2014, 03:22 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 813
Posted By Arctic Orange
Bought a Bandit 1200

How many others have Bandit powered rigs? Seems they should work pretty well. My plan is to mate a Hannigan Classic with a 2001 naked 1200. Any thing to consider as for equipping said combination?...
Forum: Hacks 04-05-2014, 02:02 PM
Replies: 210
Views: 21,401
Posted By Arctic Orange
Wink Always wanted a hack growing up. Saw the desert...

Always wanted a hack growing up. Saw the desert sleds and thought how rough and tough is this! That was forever ago, 1969 I was racing district 37 desert on a high school budget. Fast forward to...
Forum: Face plant 04-02-2013, 03:58 PM
Replies: 335
Views: 62,445
Posted By Arctic Orange
You'll Know

Several months back my 85 year old dad called it quits. He low-sided his 2012 HD Dyna in a slow 35 mph curve. Last thing he remembered was watching the front tire near the fog line, then looks up at...
Forum: Road warriors 10-08-2012, 11:39 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 3,637
Posted By Arctic Orange
Bullet Proof

There is not enough good words to describe my '88 K75s. Owned it since 2000. Bought it showing 11,400 miles now has 58,500. It's probley has done more gravel than many GS's or dual sports, the belly...
Forum: Hack Vendors 09-21-2012, 10:00 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 5,682
Posted By Arctic Orange
:clapHey Vern, Sign up another for the last...

:clapHey Vern,
Sign up another for the last chance class! Finally have some time, sounds like there's room for more.
Just got signed up at on the Hood River Comm Ed site. PM on the way. Thanks
Forum: Hacks 03-06-2012, 12:35 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,741
Posted By Arctic Orange
A listening Nubie

Been following these threads for several years. I have now collected the pieces and parts. The trusty K-75 will be wearing a velorex soon. The question of arm strength has crossed my mind, due to...
Forum: Pics, pics, pics... 09-27-2011, 12:36 PM
Replies: 837
Views: 228,731
Posted By Arctic Orange
Great Burgers

Thanks for the Hot Spot shot, Goin Postal. Enjoyed many burgers and milk shakes in the summer months there. Spent alot of years running the "Haul Road" for Alaska West Express. Teresa, the owner...
Forum: Pics, pics, pics... 09-13-2011, 06:42 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 4,048
Posted By Arctic Orange
One of those motorcycles are in the 'University...

One of those motorcycles are in the 'University of Alaska Fairbanks' museam.
Real adventure seekers, Slim and John.
Forum: Day Trippin' 08-22-2011, 05:47 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,739
Posted By Arctic Orange
Thanx Piston Pants, I sure the miss that country!...

Thanx Piston Pants, I sure the miss that country! Did most of my ride riding near the other end of the Denali Hwy and Donnelly Dome area. Lived in Delta Jct for too many years. Great photos.
Forum: Some Assembly Required 08-19-2011, 07:58 PM
Replies: 54
Views: 10,659
Posted By Arctic Orange
I know the feeling. snobbed by the Beemer types...

I know the feeling. snobbed by the Beemer types on my "ultra" and snobbed by the "H-D" crowd on my Beemer. To me a cycle is a cycle. I love to look at 'em, work on 'em and most of all ride 'em! And I...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 04-06-2011, 01:34 PM
Replies: 91
Views: 5,865
Posted By Arctic Orange
Old Guy & Bagger

Back in the 60's, at age 15 1/2. I went to the DMV for my driving test. Ahead of me in line was an old guy at least 70. When the tester told him to go had his feet on the running boards before the...
Forum: Pacific Northwet - Where it's green. And wet. 07-20-2010, 09:25 AM
Replies: 3,398
Views: 209,744
Posted By Arctic Orange
Andy, Glad to you see ya got a new ride!...

Andy,
Glad to you see ya got a new ride! Looking forward to seein' ya back in the saddle. Believe that one will be more to yer lik'n where the pavement ends!:clap See ya down the trail, Tom
Forum: Pacific Northwet - Where it's green. And wet. 06-01-2010, 04:10 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 2,299
Posted By Arctic Orange
Thanks

When working under the flight path to Boeing Field, seeing the "Liberty Bell" (B-17) landing, those brave souls come to mind. Thanks for keeping America the home of the brave.
Forum: Pacific Northwet - Where it's green. And wet. 05-27-2010, 01:23 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 634
Posted By Arctic Orange
Not Counting?

Funny, I try not to count the days, months and year since leaving the north country:rofl! I've lived in Kirkland since December 2008. East side of Lake Washington, just off the 405. Spent the last 35...
Forum: Pacific Northwet - Where it's green. And wet. 05-26-2010, 10:26 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 634
Posted By Arctic Orange
Mid-Week Rider

I'd like to do some Tues, Wed, Thur, riding. My days off also! Don't really know the local areas well, as I've just done FS roads out of the Duvall & North Bend area. Got plans for tomorrow but would...
Forum: Pacific Northwet - Where it's green. And wet. 05-11-2010, 08:00 AM
Replies: 3,398
Views: 209,744
Posted By Arctic Orange
Great to see what the inmates did with that...

Great to see what the inmates did with that gasoline I spent all week-end hauling to your local stations! I better be sick some Saturday or Sunday. Take a mental health day :evil ! Or may-be one of...
Forum: Pacific Northwet - Where it's green. And wet. 04-13-2010, 07:57 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 493
Posted By Arctic Orange
welcome

There's lots of room for cycles of all modes! Yes the FS25/99 is awesome, done it several times myself, on a "bagger" and sport-tourer. If you're on the east side of Lake Washington there is a meet &...
Forum: Pacific Northwet - Where it's green. And wet. 04-06-2010, 02:47 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 2,223
Posted By Arctic Orange
Welcome Dylan

Kids are great! congratulations Mark & Jenny. I can look back over the past 27 years and honestly say, "FANTASTIC". Son #1 turns 27 and son #2 will be 23 this summer. They have both made me a proud...
Forum: Pacific Northwet - Where it's green. And wet. 04-06-2010, 12:51 PM
Replies: 91
Views: 5,863
Posted By Arctic Orange
Congrat's

A fine looking new rider (both of them)! Kids will keep you young just trying to keep up with them as they get older! Good work Mark & Jenny.
Forum: Pacific Northwet - Where it's green. And wet. 04-01-2010, 03:36 PM
Replies: 3,398
Views: 209,744
Posted By Arctic Orange
Late Last Week

Hi ev'rbody,
I showed up too late and missed the crew. Guess that 7:30 was passed ya'ls bedtime. Was wrapping up the paperwork on a car purchase / trade. The crew-cab land barge is gone, the Jetta...
Forum: Pacific Northwet - Where it's green. And wet. 03-24-2010, 10:45 PM
Replies: 3,398
Views: 209,744
Posted By Arctic Orange
Spring Break

That means there's no school for me Thursday. So I'll be there to enjoy a brew and bench riding! See ya all at CB.
Forum: Pacific Northwet - Where it's green. And wet. 03-03-2010, 06:13 PM
Replies: 3,398
Views: 209,744
Posted By Arctic Orange
Brew Nite

Been a long dry spell! School has kept Thursday evening booked since the first of this year! No class tomorrow nite so I'm planning to be there. The KTM has sat idle for some time. Got those cob-webs...
Forum: Pacific Northwet - Where it's green. And wet. 10-14-2009, 10:22 PM
Replies: 3,398
Views: 209,744
Posted By Arctic Orange
Rain 'r shine, I'm look'n forward to it!:clap Can...

Rain 'r shine, I'm look'n forward to it!:clap Can use a swallow
or two on a Chopper's ale.
Forum: Equipment 09-06-2009, 01:50 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 4,370
Posted By Arctic Orange
missing

My son had a brand new stove in the box confiscated by the TSA somewhere between point A and B. Go figure? Iwouldn't tempt them.
Forum: Pacific Northwet - Where it's green. And wet. 08-13-2009, 09:21 AM
Replies: 3,398
Views: 209,744
Posted By Arctic Orange
Mlb

Well it looks as tho baseball is on the priority list tonite. Did take the "heavy dual sport" on a scouting mission yesterday. Looking at FS roads up around Snoqualmie Pass. I just about bust out...
Forum: Pacific Northwet - Where it's green. And wet. 08-06-2009, 10:44 AM
Replies: 3,398
Views: 209,744
Posted By Arctic Orange
Riding Around

Planning to ride Duvall to Sultan via Stossel Creek rd. Don't know if that's possibile will try it. Afterward it'll be a brew at the CB. See ya's there.
Forum: Pacific Northwet - Where it's green. And wet. 07-23-2009, 09:15 AM
Replies: 265
Views: 8,009
Posted By Arctic Orange
Eastside of Lk Washington

Looking for riding mid-week riders in the greater Redmond area. My days off are Wednesday & Thursday. New to the country, moved down from Alaska in December. Hiway, dual-sport or off-road, you name...
Forum: Pacific Northwet - Where it's green. And wet. 07-16-2009, 01:24 PM
Replies: 3,398
Views: 209,744
Posted By Arctic Orange
Photos cometh

:rofl This tough work for a computer illiteridiot :rofl . Got the photos down sized to 76 kb then the up load fails, why??!!
Forum: Pacific Northwet - Where it's green. And wet. 07-16-2009, 11:15 AM
Replies: 3,398
Views: 209,744
Posted By Arctic Orange
count'n on it

look'n for a good brew, great burger and some dirty adventure stories!
Had a great ride yesterday and even remember'd the camera,
so there is proof in print:clap ...
Forum: Pacific Northwet - Where it's green. And wet. 07-16-2009, 12:34 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 2,211
Posted By Arctic Orange
Mid Week

Tom
Kirkland
40 +
525 EXC Plated, H-D Bagger, K-75s
Mud, Sweat & Gears. and wondering what I'll be when I grow-up.

BTW my days off are Wed & thur. I notice that Seattlechronic could
use a...
Forum: Pacific Northwet - Where it's green. And wet. 07-11-2009, 08:48 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,893
Posted By Arctic Orange
Well it seems you guys came thru my back yard....

Well it seems you guys came thru my back yard. and didn't call or stop by. Thats okay as Charlie and I rode abit when he came back this way! We had a blast, so good to have some friends from Alaska...
Forum: Pacific Northwet - Where it's green. And wet. 07-09-2009, 04:19 PM
Replies: 3,398
Views: 209,744
Posted By Arctic Orange
Baseball has the priority this week. GO M's!

Baseball has the priority this week. GO M's!
Forum: Pacific Northwet - Where it's green. And wet. 06-10-2009, 07:00 PM
Replies: 3,398
Views: 209,744
Posted By Arctic Orange
Testing the water

Or should I say dirt. Took the FS road up behind Snoqualame, a great ride. And nice to feel the 525 do it's dirt thing. The arm is much better but will never be up to the rigors of technical single...
Forum: Pacific Northwet - Where it's green. And wet. 05-27-2009, 06:29 PM
Replies: 3,398
Views: 209,744
Posted By Arctic Orange
Thanks for the e-mail Drew. Been back to work for...

Thanks for the e-mail Drew. Been back to work for awhile now. Looks as tho Wed & Thr will be my days off from now on, so can start making some meet-ups again. See ya then.
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