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Forum: Road warriors 03-09-2013, 06:29 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 3,339
Posted By DouglasVB
I hope you get many miles to come out of your...

I hope you get many miles to come out of your Pacific Coast! I am thoroughly convinced that I could take mine around the world twice and it would still be running as well as the day that I purchased...
Forum: Road warriors 03-08-2013, 11:24 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 3,339
Posted By DouglasVB
Did someone say my name and link to my website? ...

Did someone say my name and link to my website? I'm all ears now! :ear

Cheers!

Douglas
Forum: Ride reports 02-07-2012, 10:03 AM
Replies: 1,686
Views: 225,705
Posted By DouglasVB
Your mileage with the Metzelers was spot on. ...

Your mileage with the Metzelers was spot on. With the aggressive twisties we have out west here in Oregon Territory, I usually get 15-20k. I've seen reports of as high as 25k.

Dunlops from what...
Forum: Ride reports 02-06-2012, 01:56 PM
Replies: 1,686
Views: 225,705
Posted By DouglasVB
The chunking Metzeler issue seems to crop up once...

The chunking Metzeler issue seems to crop up once in a while on the IPCRC (http://pc800.net) mailing list. I replaced a pair of Metzelers on my PC800 last year when my rear tire started to develop...
Forum: Road warriors 02-04-2012, 11:16 AM
Replies: 780
Views: 164,610
Posted By DouglasVB
It sounds like you and I ride our PC800s in the...

It sounds like you and I ride our PC800s in the same manner. I tipped mine over on a logging road in deep loose sand. Couldn't find any reasonable knobby tires that would fit my PC so I went out...
Forum: Day Trippin' 01-25-2012, 09:44 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 2,230
Posted By DouglasVB
Thanks! :-)

Thanks! :-)
Forum: Day Trippin' 01-25-2012, 09:44 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 2,230
Posted By DouglasVB
Thanks! I'm hoping to head out into the...

Thanks!

I'm hoping to head out into the forest this weekend on the hunt for fresh landslides. The research forest for the university is closed indefinitely while they deal with slide aftermath. ...
Forum: Day Trippin' 01-25-2012, 09:40 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 2,230
Posted By DouglasVB
Thanks! What is the status of that Duke? Is the...

Thanks! What is the status of that Duke? Is the owner looking to sell? :evil

If it were easier to answer nature's call in a wetsuit, I think I would wear it more often when I'm riding my dual...
Forum: Day Trippin' 01-22-2012, 03:30 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 2,230
Posted By DouglasVB
Have you done any upgrades or mods to your Honda?...

Have you done any upgrades or mods to your Honda? I was thinking about putting an external oil filter and oil cooler on the bike. Maybe do the 12 volt conversion, too...
Forum: Day Trippin' 01-22-2012, 02:03 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 2,230
Posted By DouglasVB
Summer? Who wants to ride then? It's too hot,...

Summer? Who wants to ride then? It's too hot, there's too much daylight, and all of the forests around here are closed due to fire danger. All the epic riding happens in the winter, at night, in...
Forum: Day Trippin' 01-22-2012, 10:42 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 2,230
Posted By DouglasVB
Also this is what it feels like around here... ...

Also this is what it feels like around here...

http://i.imgur.com/LtFlD.jpg
Forum: Day Trippin' 01-22-2012, 10:38 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 2,230
Posted By DouglasVB
Wow what was that woman thinking driving into...

Wow what was that woman thinking driving into four feet of flowing water! I'm nuts but I'm not THAT nuts! :rofl




Wish I had the ability on Friday to go flying. What amazing views. This...
Forum: Day Trippin' 01-21-2012, 10:33 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 2,230
Posted By DouglasVB
Riding through floodwaters near Corvallis, Oregon

This past week has been pretty crazy weather here in western Oregon. We went from sunny, warm weather (http://youtu.be/NKig9hY4hVU) to snow blowing sideways (http://youtu.be/yTXlOipEauY) and arctic...
Forum: Road warriors 10-24-2010, 09:08 AM
Replies: 780
Views: 164,610
Posted By DouglasVB
Maybe all of the good buyers are scared of buying...

Maybe all of the good buyers are scared of buying right now due to winter rains approaching? Your bike certainly looks clean and in good shape. If you can hold onto it until April-May, I would...
Forum: Road warriors 10-24-2010, 08:03 AM
Replies: 780
Views: 164,610
Posted By DouglasVB
Have you put it on Craigslist? Also you might...

Have you put it on Craigslist? Also you might put it on pc800buysell.org.
Forum: Road warriors 10-22-2010, 07:23 AM
Replies: 780
Views: 164,610
Posted By DouglasVB
PC800s seem to have come through the low-price...

PC800s seem to have come through the low-price valley and are starting their inevitable climb up the collectors item mountain toward insanely high sale price shangri-la. Buy one now before it's out...
Forum: Road warriors 07-25-2010, 02:37 PM
Replies: 780
Views: 164,610
Posted By DouglasVB
Cheater. :lol3

Cheater. :lol3
Forum: Road warriors 07-25-2010, 01:06 PM
Replies: 780
Views: 164,610
Posted By DouglasVB
I hear they are selling as well as the PC800 did...

I hear they are selling as well as the PC800 did in 1989. :rofl

If only the NT700 had a proper trunk I might be interested. It's so much more difficult to hold a couple half racks of beer and...
Forum: Road warriors 07-25-2010, 01:50 AM
Replies: 780
Views: 164,610
Posted By DouglasVB
So it can be discontinued a third time. Duh. :D

So it can be discontinued a third time. Duh. :D
Forum: Road warriors 07-22-2010, 09:38 PM
Replies: 780
Views: 164,610
Posted By DouglasVB
From the tiny pictures it looks in good shape. ...

From the tiny pictures it looks in good shape. After being hesitant about the white color initially with my '89, I have come to love it. Everyone thinks I am a cop :D They REALLY respect me on...
Forum: Road warriors 07-22-2010, 09:36 PM
Replies: 780
Views: 164,610
Posted By DouglasVB
Hey Brian, You should go to the IPCRC ...

Hey Brian,

You should go to the IPCRC (http://pc800.net)and do a search through their archives. This tire topic comes up all the time. Personally I have Metzlers on the front and rear. Usually...
Forum: Ride reports 07-21-2010, 04:11 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 2,951
Posted By DouglasVB
Wow thanks for the info! I don't think I can...

Wow thanks for the info! I don't think I can afford the guided service but the straight-up rental rate is just about within my travel budget for next year. Now who wants to buy a kidney? It''s...
Forum: Road warriors 07-21-2010, 03:55 AM
Replies: 780
Views: 164,610
Posted By DouglasVB
There are several guys who are running car tires...

There are several guys who are running car tires on the rear of their PCs now. On the IPCRC (http://pc800.net) people call it going to the "Dark Side." Seems to work well for the people who use...
Forum: Ride reports 07-13-2010, 11:01 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 2,951
Posted By DouglasVB
Thanks a lot Darren. Now I have to 1) buy a BMW...

Thanks a lot Darren. Now I have to 1) buy a BMW and 2) figure out how to ship it to Iceland. :lol3

Great video! Looking forward to the feature-film release.
Forum: Road warriors 07-13-2010, 06:52 PM
Replies: 780
Views: 164,610
Posted By DouglasVB
I ain't nothing but a hound dog :strum ...

I ain't nothing but a hound dog :strum

:topes

My beautiful burgeoning beauty of a bike is anything but a dog! She's all the motorcycle I'll ever need. And if you can't appreciate her...
Forum: Pacific Northwet - Where it's green. And wet. 07-12-2010, 06:11 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,098
Posted By DouglasVB
Thanks for the info, thetourist. I'll be running...

Thanks for the info, thetourist. I'll be running with my 100 oz CamelBack and a gallon in reserve for the radiator / myself.
Forum: Road warriors 07-12-2010, 05:27 PM
Replies: 780
Views: 164,610
Posted By DouglasVB
The PC has worked for me! :evil I...

The PC has worked for me! :evil

I regularly go riding with a buddy who has a Harley dripping with chrome. The ladies always come over to my PC800 to chat. It irks him a little that all that...
Forum: Road warriors 07-12-2010, 03:36 PM
Replies: 780
Views: 164,610
Posted By DouglasVB
The fiberglass shield comes off with patience. ...

The fiberglass shield comes off with patience. Don't give into temptation to cut it. Without it, you'll start melting your tupperwear. The service manual provides decent instructions on how to...
Forum: Pacific Northwet - Where it's green. And wet. 07-11-2010, 10:21 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,098
Posted By DouglasVB
Thanks thetourist for the secret shortcut. I...

Thanks thetourist for the secret shortcut. I won't tell anyone about it. And I'm sure the rest of the inmates here promise the same.

As I'm not entirely sure where I'll stay the night before I...
Forum: Road warriors 07-11-2010, 06:52 PM
Replies: 780
Views: 164,610
Posted By DouglasVB
Hmm I didn't see your questions on the IPCRC... ...

Hmm I didn't see your questions on the IPCRC... Sometimes the Yahoo Groups site runs a little slow with messages.

The cam plugs are partway down the heads where it is incredibly difficult to see...
Forum: Road warriors 07-11-2010, 05:45 PM
Replies: 780
Views: 164,610
Posted By DouglasVB
It looks like you got a bike in great condition,...

It looks like you got a bike in great condition, Green427!

What sort of leaks are you getting off the engine? It's 10 to 1 odds that it is the cam plugs. Before you dive in to try to locate...
Forum: Pacific Northwet - Where it's green. And wet. 07-11-2010, 11:07 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,098
Posted By DouglasVB
You'd think I'd be used to all the college kids,...

You'd think I'd be used to all the college kids, YnotJP?...

I really like the looks of the 3rd route from Walterxr650l with the addendum from lukestott. It looks like a winner to me! If time...
Forum: Pacific Northwet - Where it's green. And wet. 07-11-2010, 02:41 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,098
Posted By DouglasVB
Just think, YnotJP?, if you made your daughter...

Just think, YnotJP?, if you made your daughter pay her own way, you could own a spare motorcycle! :D

I've driven on 26 and 195 a few times from the 395 coming from Kennewick. Nice relaxed...
Forum: Pacific Northwet - Where it's green. And wet. 07-11-2010, 02:23 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,098
Posted By DouglasVB
Thanks for the suggestions, Walterxr650l. I've...

Thanks for the suggestions, Walterxr650l. I've been operating the Google Machine to look at similar routes. I suppose I could do the last hour or so in the dark if it let me find more twisties and...
Forum: Ride reports 07-11-2010, 01:29 AM
Replies: 523
Views: 227,493
Posted By DouglasVB
This is going to sound funny but... I need...

This is going to sound funny but...

I need more Cack!
Forum: Pacific Northwet - Where it's green. And wet. 07-10-2010, 11:54 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,098
Posted By DouglasVB
Good routes across Washington and Oregon

I'm planning a short trip across Oregon and Washington on my Honda Pacific Coast PC800 (yes, it is the same year as the infamous Cack that Vermin rides but mine is not yellow... yet). The roads...
Forum: Americas 03-16-2010, 08:33 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 538
Posted By DouglasVB
Ah wait a minute. I see those roads now. Was...

Ah wait a minute. I see those roads now. Was expecting them to be in the coast range, not the Sierras.

According to CalDot, the roads are clear and open. Californians sure have it easy in the...
Forum: Americas 03-16-2010, 08:29 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 538
Posted By DouglasVB
Hmm I'm not seeing 155 or 178 on my maps. I must...

Hmm I'm not seeing 155 or 178 on my maps. I must be map-impaired. What towns do those roads pass through?

I'm thinking with all the rain that the desert has had this year, Blackrock Desert will...
Forum: Vendors 03-15-2010, 09:06 PM
Replies: 60
Views: 13,297
Posted By DouglasVB
YES YES YES! And at least a half dozen more...

YES YES YES! And at least a half dozen more people on the PC800 message board. Not all of us are stuck up tupperwear snobs :freaky
Forum: Americas 03-15-2010, 10:03 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 538
Posted By DouglasVB
Oregon -> Nevada -> California -> Oregon

I'm planning to take off to parts semi-known and half-remembered at the end of this week (starting on either Friday the 19th or Saturday the 20th) for some quality time in the desert. The only fixed...
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