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Forum: Beasts 06-13-2014, 10:44 PM
Replies: 13,728
Views: 4,734,745
Posted By Chief Gunner
1990 Africa Twin XRV 750 For Sale in Rota Spain

https://scontent-b-mxp.xx.fbcdn.net/hphotos-xpf1/t1.0-9/1656084_702403333113840_913370991_n.jpg

I Bought this Beast from a local here in Rota as a Buddy Bike and minor project bike. I already have...
Forum: Orange Crush 01-28-2014, 08:05 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 827
Posted By Chief Gunner
The OEM wires for the Aux lights are crimped in...

The OEM wires for the Aux lights are crimped in Barrel Splicers; I cut them close to the barrels & stripped them and then slid heat shrink over them. I crimped pins on all four of the ends and heat...
Forum: Orange Crush 01-27-2014, 08:36 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 827
Posted By Chief Gunner
The OEM light bracket will not work with the high...

The OEM light bracket will not work with the high fender. I ordered a Light bracket from Kurt at BDCW and used the OEM lights. The holes were a tad too small for the OEM posts so I used a drill bit...
Forum: Orange Crush 01-26-2014, 01:16 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 537
Posted By Chief Gunner
If you have not; Go to USAjobs.gov and build a ...

If you have not; Go to USAjobs.gov and build a resume using their program. You can upload documents to support your resume as well and the job search feature is pretty good too. There is always new...
Forum: Orange Crush 01-26-2014, 01:12 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 537
Posted By Chief Gunner
Gracias :) One of the 1st trips I want to do is...

Gracias :) One of the 1st trips I want to do is ride up to Lisbon, I hear Portugal is a great place to visit & Ride.
Forum: Orange Crush 01-24-2014, 09:16 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 537
Posted By Chief Gunner
Going through Withdrawal in Rota Spain

Been in Rota for a week now. My 990 won't get here from the states for another 4 weeks . I've been studying routes and maps in preparation for future Rides in the meantime. I will miss the wide open...
Forum: Orange Crush 09-29-2013, 07:13 AM
Replies: 0
Views: 475
Posted By Chief Gunner
LED Turn signal and Brake light upgrade

So My 990 is only 4 months old and I've already had to replace 2 of the turn signal incandescent Bulbs. :dood

I know the heat and vibration has allot to do with the stock bulbs going out so soon,...
Forum: Orange Crush 09-10-2013, 07:04 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 933
Posted By Chief Gunner
Thanks Zeropoint; Now I'm really chomping at the...

Thanks Zeropoint; Now I'm really chomping at the Bit to get this show on the Road!:D
Forum: Orange Crush 09-09-2013, 08:06 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 933
Posted By Chief Gunner
Yeah I've been warned; That's why My Old Heavily...

Yeah I've been warned; That's why My Old Heavily Modified '96 Dodge Ram 5.9L 4x4 (at $400+ a month in gas alone) is staying Stateside in the care of My Daughter and her Husband until I get back and...
Forum: Orange Crush 09-09-2013, 01:16 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 933
Posted By Chief Gunner
Being a West Coast based Sailor for the last 24+...

Being a West Coast based Sailor for the last 24+ years (minus the 4 I've been retired) that I put in the Worlds Finest Navy or The "Big Canoe Club" as I like to refer to it.

I've been all over the...
Forum: Orange Crush 09-09-2013, 12:51 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 933
Posted By Chief Gunner
Oh Yeah! That looks Like My kind of Party! ...

Oh Yeah!

That looks Like My kind of Party!

When I get to Spain I'll have to change my listing on the "Tent Space List" so that I can hook up with Fellow Riders heading South from Northern...
Forum: Orange Crush 09-09-2013, 12:22 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 933
Posted By Chief Gunner
Thanks Tony; I am Originally from New England and...

Thanks Tony; I am Originally from New England and grew up riding in the Woods and trails of Maine.

I've been here in SOCAL (San Diego) for 24 years, I'm probably gonna be more "At Home" in North...
Forum: Orange Crush 09-09-2013, 08:27 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 933
Posted By Chief Gunner
Thanks. It's kinda like Fate has dealt me a good...

Thanks. It's kinda like Fate has dealt me a good hand lately :D

I'm at a point in My life where I can do things like this. The Wife passed away last November, both kids are grown and married and I...
Forum: Orange Crush 09-09-2013, 07:57 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 933
Posted By Chief Gunner
My 990, My 530 and I are Bound for Spain!

I Applied for and got an offer for a Job in Rota. I sent off my acceptance letter and now I am just waiting on HR to give me official dates on the move.

I am so stoked! I'm taking My 990 Baja and...
Forum: Orange Crush 07-28-2013, 03:53 PM
Replies: 10,348
Views: 2,128,430
Posted By Chief Gunner
Getting there...

Finishing up with My 2nd Round of Mods on My Baja. I Got the BDCW side stand re-location kit, My Hepco / beck Pannier brackets installed and My BRP Clamps and Scotts Steering Stablizer installed....
Forum: Orange Crush 07-07-2013, 05:57 PM
Replies: 10,348
Views: 2,128,430
Posted By Chief Gunner
I cleaned Her up, topped of the fluids and...

I cleaned Her up, topped of the fluids and adjusted the throttle cable & Cleaned & adjusted the chain. Yesterday I rode Her hard. I've got 1400 Miles on her now and I can't wait until I get the "S"...
Forum: Orange Crush 06-24-2013, 05:02 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,652
Posted By Chief Gunner
I Ran Rotella in my XR650L, My KLX400R and in...

I Ran Rotella in my XR650L, My KLX400R and in My'06 VMax and a few other bikes I have had. I Rode all of them like I stole 'em and never had any oil related issues using it.

I know for a fact...
Forum: Orange Crush 06-24-2013, 04:48 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,566
Posted By Chief Gunner
Nice; Loving mine so far :D

Nice; Loving mine so far :D
Forum: Orange Crush 06-21-2013, 04:34 PM
Replies: 127
Views: 12,796
Posted By Chief Gunner
Retired but Still Working for the Big Canoe Club

I am a Retired Gunners Mate Chief Petty Officer; Hence "Chief Gunner".
I spent 20 years mastering my craft while I was in the Navy and I got certified as a MK41 VLS Test Director prior to retiring....
Forum: Orange Crush 06-15-2013, 03:59 AM
Replies: 10,348
Views: 2,128,430
Posted By Chief Gunner
Insomnia Sucks...so I make the best of it when I can

I woke up at 2:45 AM and could not sleep anymore so I went to work on the 990.....I Threw on the new Skid plate (Orange one from Slavens); Rear Master Cylinder Guard (KTM Twins), Fork Bleeders...
Forum: Trip Planning 06-10-2013, 09:59 AM
Replies: 1,009
Views: 532,584
Posted By Chief Gunner
ADV member in Rota Spain...lets ride Espania / Africa!

I've Been away for quite awhile due to some unexpected life events but it's all good / better these days. Living, working and Riding in Andalusia / Southern Spain these days.

I live here in Rota...
Forum: Orange Crush 06-10-2013, 09:32 AM
Replies: 18,712
Views: 7,472,396
Posted By Chief Gunner
https://fbcdn-sphotos-g-a.akamaihd.net/hphotos-ak-...

https://fbcdn-sphotos-g-a.akamaihd.net/hphotos-ak-ash3/922912_574859122534929_1159294160_n.jpg

Picked up My New 990 a few weeks back, I would have liked to have gotten an "R" type but these are...
Forum: Road warriors 02-18-2010, 04:57 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 4,615
Posted By Chief Gunner
Here's afew pics of Maxine the Evil Bitch

Until I can afford the "V-gas" coversion my carbs will look like this, They reflect two things that have deep personal meaning to me (both sides match)...
Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 11-15-2009, 07:34 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 605
Posted By Chief Gunner
Can't make it

I wanted to go but work has me over here in Hawaii until Friday......so I'll just have to meet up with you guys to go riding when I get back :D

Worthy cause, I'll keep an eye out for the next...
Forum: Thumpers 10-13-2009, 03:36 AM
Replies: 73,880
Views: 7,664,798
Posted By Chief Gunner
Finally Checking back in with you all!!!!

Hey Guy's!! I've been away for awhile....But back to share the XRL experience. I must confess though, I've been unfaithful to the pig since I bought this as a retirement gift to myself back in...
Forum: Road warriors 01-05-2009, 07:16 AM
Replies: 457
Views: 79,860
Posted By Chief Gunner
I followed this one through the twisties on my...

I followed this one through the twisties on my VMax in East san Diego county a couple of weeks ago, smooth looking and the way Randy rode it, it looked like it was on rails.... \
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Forum: Road warriors 10-28-2008, 01:46 PM
Replies: 70
Views: 3,077
Posted By Chief Gunner
Currently own & loyal to my: 1. '06 Yamaha...

Currently own & loyal to my:

1. '06 Yamaha VMax. I owned a few YZ's and a Maxim in the past, Yamaha makes some solid engines!

2. '06 Honda XR650L

3. '01 Husky CR125 which is my Daughters...
Forum: Road warriors 10-27-2008, 09:51 AM
Replies: 3,003
Views: 861,079
Posted By Chief Gunner
Talking Gee that color scheme looks a little familiar and...

Gee that color scheme looks a little familiar and I admit that I like the Vrods but they (HD) devloped that bike to break into the "Power Cruiser" market 18 years after the first one of these was...
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 10-24-2008, 10:17 AM
Replies: 932
Views: 80,210
Posted By Chief Gunner
Laugh You guy's are killin me! I will be retiring...

You guy's are killin me!

I will be retiring from the Navy in a few months and I have a good job offer in the Chesapeake / Virginia Beach / Norfolk area.....

Hmmmm lets see...Sweet sign on...
Forum: Road warriors 10-18-2008, 11:19 AM
Replies: 63
Views: 3,991
Posted By Chief Gunner
Anytime you'd like to go for a ride Jhonny shoot...

Anytime you'd like to go for a ride Jhonny shoot me a PM. I like all bikes...cept Harley's :lol3 (Just kidding), there's allot of diversity among the riders and their bikes that I go ride with.
...
Forum: Road warriors 10-17-2008, 07:48 PM
Replies: 63
Views: 3,991
Posted By Chief Gunner
Wicked RISC Taker: Dood; I was raised by an ass...

RISC Taker: Dood; I was raised by an ass kicking 3rd Marines 3rd Recon Battalion Badass...The only reason I joined the Navy was to "One up" him by trying to become a Navy Seal...That did not work...
Forum: Road warriors 10-16-2008, 07:22 PM
Replies: 63
Views: 3,991
Posted By Chief Gunner
Thumb No worries RISC_Taker; I am not the type to brag...

No worries RISC_Taker; I am not the type to brag about my riding skills or put other riders down. When a group ride is agreed to the pace and route is always determined by the least experienced...
Forum: Road warriors 10-16-2008, 01:54 PM
Replies: 63
Views: 3,991
Posted By Chief Gunner
Thumb Nice GSXR Risc taker! I will be going for a ride...

Nice GSXR Risc taker! I will be going for a ride on sunday from my place in Lakeside up to Ramona to the 79 then left on the 78 to the HIDEOUT to meet up with some friends there. After that I will be...
Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 10-10-2008, 07:55 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 422
Posted By Chief Gunner
Ocitillo GPS tracks....

Here's a link to a post that "Crawdaddy" posted at the SDAR site:http://www.dualsport-sd.com/forums/index.php?showtopic=2419

If you might be interested in finding out more you can register with...
Forum: The Garage 10-08-2008, 09:34 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,911
Posted By Chief Gunner
Thumb here's an an Old trick that works well.... ...

here's an an Old trick that works well....

Step1: Remove the tank from the motorcycle, if necessary. Refer to the owner's manual on how to do this if you have one, if not, you can apply these...
Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 09-17-2008, 06:31 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 447
Posted By Chief Gunner
Crawdaddy; So how was the ride home? I'll see you...

Crawdaddy; So how was the ride home? I'll see you Sat at the house for the maintenance / grill & beverage session . Bagster you are welcomed to swing by if you'd like to. I pm'd my address to you if...
Forum: Thumpers 09-11-2008, 11:45 AM
Replies: 73,880
Views: 7,664,798
Posted By Chief Gunner
I'm Back!:lol3 The Navy has kept me pretty...

I'm Back!:lol3

The Navy has kept me pretty busy lately, anyway it's good to see my favorite thread is alive and well.

This was posted on the SDAR site and I briefly looked around here to see...
Forum: Thumpers 07-29-2008, 08:10 AM
Replies: 73,880
Views: 7,664,798
Posted By Chief Gunner
Thumb Pat; Treat it right and it will be rock solid for...

Pat; Treat it right and it will be rock solid for you! I put 10K on my pig last year, mostly comuting to work but I did manage a few thousand miles in the dirt as well.

I check the valves after...
Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 07-16-2008, 01:10 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 427
Posted By Chief Gunner
Sent you a PM;...

Sent you a PM; http://www.advrider.com/forums/showpost.php?p=3899719&postcount=383

Enjoy the Ride!

Gunz
Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 07-16-2008, 12:04 PM
Replies: 10,014
Views: 752,184
Posted By Chief Gunner
Eh? here's some news from the southern end of the...

here's some news from the southern end of the Cleveland National Forest...

Makes me think I need to be carefull riding up there, them thar "Ganja Farmers" can be dangerous to people riding...
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