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Forum: Pics, pics, pics... 01-26-2014, 06:59 PM
Replies: 3,037
Views: 773,387
Posted By West_Coaster
http://i87.photobucket.com/albums/k134/labenske/IM...

http://i87.photobucket.com/albums/k134/labenske/IMG00520-20120523-1810_zps4e9bf22a.jpg (http://s87.photobucket.com/user/labenske/media/IMG00520-20120523-1810_zps4e9bf22a.jpg.html)

My Wee on the...
Forum: Pics, pics, pics... 01-26-2014, 06:51 PM
Replies: 1,829
Views: 449,751
Posted By West_Coaster
http://i87.photobucket.com/albums/k134/labenske/IM...

http://i87.photobucket.com/albums/k134/labenske/IMG00477-20120513-1920_zpsb88c882f.jpg (http://s87.photobucket.com/user/labenske/media/IMG00477-20120513-1920_zpsb88c882f.jpg.html)

Camped out in...
Forum: Beasts 01-03-2013, 12:39 AM
Replies: 9,254
Views: 3,646,925
Posted By West_Coaster
Leaving my house in Oregon for a trip to West...

Leaving my house in Oregon for a trip to West Virginia and back...

http://i87.photobucket.com/albums/k134/labenske/IMG00470-20120512-0629_zps58936ef6.jpg


And headed home in Colorado.
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Forum: Beasts 01-03-2013, 12:34 AM
Replies: 534
Views: 459,234
Posted By West_Coaster
http://i87.photobucket.com/albums/k134/labenske/ba...

http://i87.photobucket.com/albums/k134/labenske/bags4.jpg

Stock bags, which came with the bike as a "promotion". They were lame but they worked until I gathered up the scratch to get Happy Trails...
Forum: Ride reports 10-17-2012, 12:49 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 796
Posted By West_Coaster
If you don't already have a tire plug kit go get...

If you don't already have a tire plug kit go get one. This can save a lot of cash and headache. Also pick up a cheapie 12 volt compact air compressor with alligator clips if you don't have an outlet...
Forum: Day Trippin' 10-12-2012, 02:49 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 3,873
Posted By West_Coaster
http://i1184.photobucket.com/albums/z340/Flying_Fr...

http://i1184.photobucket.com/albums/z340/Flying_Frisian/Oregon%20October%202012/JohnDayFossilbeds.jpg


Looks like we've been in the same parking spot!
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Forum: Equipment 08-11-2012, 03:05 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 7,650
Posted By West_Coaster
I recently completed an 8500 mile cross-country...

I recently completed an 8500 mile cross-country ride using the Nomad Rider Sherpa tank bag. I will write up a review of it complete with pics in the near future. I will say that it performed well...
Forum: Day Trippin' 01-25-2012, 10:28 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,913
Posted By West_Coaster
Here it is...

<a href="http://www.autoblog.com/2007/11/18/bmw-builds-ultimate-espresso-machine-for-starbucks/">Just mount your GPS to this</a>
Forum: Pics, pics, pics... 01-16-2012, 09:55 PM
Replies: 1,969
Views: 1,094,414
Posted By West_Coaster
How about one in my driveway? ...

How about one in my driveway?

http://i87.photobucket.com/albums/k134/labenske/bags4.jpg
Forum: Pics, pics, pics... 12-01-2011, 08:57 PM
Replies: 856
Views: 168,247
Posted By West_Coaster
Antelope, OR. Damn thing still has wheels on it,...

Antelope, OR. Damn thing still has wheels on it, just in case the last 4 people move out of town.

http://i87.photobucket.com/albums/k134/labenske/SAM_0381.jpg
Forum: Pacific Northwet - Where it's green. And wet. 10-16-2011, 12:51 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 959
Posted By West_Coaster
In Oregon, there are two sides to a DUII. There...

In Oregon, there are two sides to a DUII. There is the administrative side (DMV) and the Criminal side (Courts). It sounds like she would be eligible for diversion on the criminal side. If she...
Forum: GS Boxers 10-07-2011, 04:08 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 2,201
Posted By West_Coaster
Come on you candy A$$! No clutch needed, just...

Come on you candy A$$! No clutch needed, just full throttle and slide that thing like you're racing dirt-track!
Forum: Day Trippin' 09-14-2011, 11:36 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,650
Posted By West_Coaster
From what I can tell a fork brace is a 'must...

From what I can tell a fork brace is a 'must have'. I will be ordering one very shortly!

Hwy 207 between Service Creek and Mitchell is one of my favorites; that and 242 (McKenzie Pass) between...
Forum: Day Trippin' 09-14-2011, 09:24 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,650
Posted By West_Coaster
First ride on my new strom

I picked up a 2011 DL650 yesterday, and today I took it for its first real day-trip. I took off from my house in Arlington and went south into the Ochoco Mounatins.
...
Forum: Thumpers 08-25-2011, 04:46 PM
Replies: 13,422
Views: 1,342,790
Posted By West_Coaster
Yes. It's mounted using a basic Ram handlebar...

Yes. It's mounted using a basic Ram handlebar mount. It's a Garmin GPSmap 62 I think. I'll try to snap a pic in a bit.
Forum: Thumpers 08-25-2011, 03:19 PM
Replies: 13,422
Views: 1,342,790
Posted By West_Coaster
I suppose I should say hello since I've been...

I suppose I should say hello since I've been lurking on this thread for about a month or so now. I owned an '87 XL600R several years ago and never should have let it go, but finances at the time...
Forum: Thumpers 08-25-2011, 12:19 PM
Replies: 13,422
Views: 1,342,790
Posted By West_Coaster
I had that happen to me. After all the testing...

I had that happen to me. After all the testing and diagnosis, the verdict was a dead CDI. Ebay and 75 bux took care of it. Plugged in the new (to me) CDI and it fired right up and runs great.
Forum: Thumpers 07-07-2011, 10:55 PM
Replies: 13,422
Views: 1,342,790
Posted By West_Coaster
Anyone know if Wolfman's racks for the XR650L can...

Anyone know if Wolfman's racks for the XR650L can be easily modded to fit the XL600R?
Forum: Thumpers 06-30-2011, 11:51 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 2,154
Posted By West_Coaster
I'll check that out, thanks!

I'll check that out, thanks!
Forum: Thumpers 06-30-2011, 11:41 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 2,154
Posted By West_Coaster
1987 XL600R CDI search questions

Anyone have any leads on where to find a CDI for an '87 XL600R? I was hoping to find one new or aftermarket. Babbitts said they had it, but then came back and said it was discontinued. I tried...
Forum: Beasts 02-06-2011, 04:54 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 3,588
Posted By West_Coaster
Update: I'm going to try to fit an SV650...

Update:

I'm going to try to fit an SV650 rear shock. From what I've read it shouldn't take too much work to fit it, and it is a bit taller than the stock one (and much lighter). I've already...
Forum: Beasts 02-02-2011, 08:17 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 3,588
Posted By West_Coaster
I got the rear suspension all torn out and off to...

I got the rear suspension all torn out and off to be bead blasted. Mounted up some cheapie ATV bars to check tank clearances. They are actually pretty comfy. Next step is to find front and rear...
Forum: Beasts 01-25-2011, 09:00 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 3,588
Posted By West_Coaster
Anyone ever convert a GR650?

I recently acquired a cheap, great running 1983 Suzuki GR650. After cleaning it up a bit I got the idea to convert it to a mild DS type bike. One reason, it has a mono shock rear end. Another...
Forum: Pics, pics, pics... 12-07-2010, 02:23 AM
Replies: 2,221
Views: 833,166
Posted By West_Coaster
Winchester Bay!! Too bad about that lighthouse,...

Winchester Bay!! Too bad about that lighthouse, the Coast Guard is decommissioning it and its future is not looking good.
Forum: Pics, pics, pics... 11-18-2010, 06:08 AM
Replies: 2,221
Views: 833,166
Posted By West_Coaster
Oregon to Virginia and back this last summer solo...

Oregon to Virginia and back this last summer solo on my VL800.

Illinois:

http://i87.photobucket.com/albums/k134/labenske/loadedbike.jpg


Iowa:
...
Forum: Equipment 11-16-2010, 01:19 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 7,522
Posted By West_Coaster
Here's a couple of my helmets. I use whatever 3m...

Here's a couple of my helmets. I use whatever 3m reflective my friend doesn't use at his graphics company and make shapes with my wife's Cricket cutter.
...
Forum: Ride reports 05-05-2010, 11:38 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,733
Posted By West_Coaster
I dig it. Need more of that type of stuff. ...

I dig it. Need more of that type of stuff. :thumb
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 12-28-2009, 03:41 AM
Replies: 66
Views: 6,012
Posted By West_Coaster
About 6 or 7 years ago I was riding my '87 XL600...

About 6 or 7 years ago I was riding my '87 XL600 on the highway, leaving town. The speed limit goes from 25 to 35 to 55 over about a half mile distance. I hammered it at the end of the 25 (go go...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 12-27-2009, 02:25 AM
Replies: 126
Views: 12,231
Posted By West_Coaster
I'm a cop, and I wave at people all the damn...

I'm a cop, and I wave at people all the damn time. People wave at me and I wave back. I wave at almost every car I pass on a two-lane. But I'm a Deputy Sheriff, not a city cop (huge difference!). ...
Forum: Pacific Northwet - Where it's green. And wet. 12-24-2009, 04:26 PM
Replies: 55
Views: 3,374
Posted By West_Coaster
Well, since I live in Oregon, and happen to be a...

Well, since I live in Oregon, and happen to be a cop, I'll try to help out with this one. Yes, you have to have insurance on a motor vehicle (yep, a motorcycle too) in order to operate it on the...
Forum: Pics, pics, pics... 12-22-2009, 06:17 PM
Replies: 3,808
Views: 851,164
Posted By West_Coaster
Hwy 20 in Oregon between Bend and Burns. ...

Hwy 20 in Oregon between Bend and Burns.

http://i87.photobucket.com/albums/k134/labenske/BurnsTrip013.jpg
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