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Old 10-20-2009, 05:51 PM   #4441
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I've been messing around on photoshop, and I think this is how I want my @ to look. What do you think?

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Old 10-20-2009, 11:47 PM   #4442
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My friends, I just met up with our forum mate A-Wind here in Japan and his lovely wife Michiko, nice to meet you guys!

Hey Andreas, remember what I said about the truckers here? Well I take it all back, on the way back a trucker flashed his lights at me and so I saluted and slowed down, right there was a radar trap! Whew, my gold license remains intact!

Now I'm thinking to get a radar detector, don't want to get nabbed!

About the borrowing 200 yen there at the parking gate - I only had 500 yen change and 10,000 yen notes. Parking was 700 yen. Machine said it takes 10,000 yen notes, but they weren't working! Thank you Michiko, you saved me having to negotiate for change over at the booth, etc.

Well have a great time in Japan you two, hope to see you again one day. Small world now with the internet!
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Old 10-21-2009, 06:25 AM   #4443
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Hey Jim,

How 'bout a quick explanation of Japanses motorcycle licensing practice. I hear that getting the top-tier paper is a bit zen-like.


Craigrevo,

Remember, you asked......In general I like the stock look better. The Orange graphics are OK on the names, the orange rim stripes would look much better on a GSXR than on the AT. I'm also a F.O.G. so take it for what it's worth.
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Old 10-21-2009, 06:33 AM   #4444
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[QUOTE=Ladder106]Hey Jim,

How 'bout a quick explanation of Japanses motorcycle licensing practice. I hear that getting the top-tier paper is a bit zen-like.
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It's definitely black magic. I have to fire up the caldron weeks in advance. I'll tell you when we meet up in Oregon.
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Old 10-21-2009, 08:19 AM   #4445
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Hey Jim,

How 'bout a quick explanation of Japanses motorcycle licensing practice. I hear that getting the top-tier paper is a bit zen-like.


Craigrevo,

Remember, you asked......In general I like the stock look better. The Orange graphics are OK on the names, the orange rim stripes would look much better on a GSXR than on the AT. I'm also a F.O.G. so take it for what it's worth.

I dont know what F.o.g means but thanks for your feedback. I just hate keeping things standard.
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Old 10-21-2009, 08:19 AM   #4446
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[quote=Jim Rowley][quote=Ladder106]Hey Jim,

How 'bout a quick explanation of Japanses motorcycle licensing practice. I hear that getting the top-tier paper is a bit zen-like.
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It's definitely black magic. I have to fire up the caldron weeks in advance. I'll tell you when we meet up in Oregon.
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Old 10-21-2009, 10:30 AM   #4447
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Quit lolligagging and get planning.
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Old 10-21-2009, 10:53 AM   #4448
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Old 10-21-2009, 01:07 PM   #4449
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Thumb The Official NAATS 2010 Planning Post .....

The 2010 North American Africa Twin Summit - Oregon







Greetings and Salutations all North American and Canadian Africa Twin, Transalp, and AfricaAlp owners. We're having a get together in 2010.

General Information:

Updated: 02-08-2010


The Route is fully updated with where we're camping, basically, and mileage for gas consumption concerns. Just scroll down to the route section ......

You are all aware by now that the "Head Count" Topic is upon us ...... make it so and commit, or give me a definite maybe, please.

And, as you know I have the routes done. Anyone that wants em, just PM me an addr. I can send attachments to.

Location:
Oregon - From the "Wet" side to the "Dry" side - In true PNW Fashion.
But before I talk about the route .......


Date: July 26th - 30th, 2010. Monday through Friday.

This allows for anyone coming from a distance, such as Jim, and AT_Dirt, Santa, etc .... to be able to split on the weekend and get up to Eugene.

The "for real" departure for the bulk of the off-roading, could in fact start Tuesday morning, in Sisters Oregon.

The Route:
This is what we're gonna be doing .............




The Details ......

Day 1 - July 26th - Eugene to 30 miles Northeast of Sisters.
Mileage 114 - 90 some miles pavement / 25 some miles dirt / gravel.
We tank up in Sisters and ride 25 some miles on dirt / gravel to the Crooked River Campground. They have fire grills, drinking water, a conv. store for refreshments, bathrooms, and are literally right off the ODBR.

The pavement portion up to the dirt will offer lovely views of the Willamette Valley, as well as, a mondo scenic portion rolling through an obsedian field before we drop into Sisters.

Day 2 - July 27th - Crooked River Camp to the Ochoco Forest Camp.
Mileage - 78 miles - all off road on dirt / gravel
We come into Prineville, and tank up there, and do the last half (roughly 36 to 40 miles) up to the Ochoco Forest Camp. They don't have a conv. store so any refreshments for the evening need to be purchased at the tank up in Prineville, but they do have drinking water, fire pits, and bathrooms.

Day 3 - July 28th - Ochoco Forest Camp to The Bearcat Lodge.
Mileage - 111 miles - all off road on dirt / gravel
We leave the forest camp and roll through section 4 of the ODBR to arrive in Seneca. From the previous day's tank up in Prineville it's 140 some miles in total to the lodge and gas.

Day 4 - July 29th - The Bearcat Lodge to The Narrows (Steens Mtns).
Mileage - 70 miles - all tarmac

The Narrows Camp Ground is right in the Lake Malheur bird refuge / park and offers your choice of most lovely tarmac, and gravel. Plus those of you coming from CA or AZ it's literally on your way home. My thought is that we rolled down to the Narrows, which won't take long, we could even stop for breakfast in Burns, then setup camp, and stay for one night or 2. It's like 8 some dollars a camp site but they offer bathrooms / showers, drinking water, a pub w/ kitchen, gas, and seriously .... there's nothing else around. :)
There are 2 scenic gravel loops that take you on both the east side, and the west side, of the Steens. They are mellow / fast gravel. The short one on the west side is 50 miles round trip on tarmac, and 30 miles gravel.

The East side we are doing. It's a total of 125 miles, with around 60 miles gravel, but it leads you down to the Alvord Desert, where a photo shoot must take place.

Imagine this but with a ton of ATs / TAs / and AfricaAlps ........



We could skip the short run and perhaps do just the Alvord on Thursday and peeps could split on Friday. Or we could get to The Narrows, and do the short run on Thursday, and the longer run on Friday. Still leaving the entire weekend to get home.

And there it is .......

The "In" Crowd: Updated 07.06.2010

G-Funk
Alainmax
E-Bum
Belgian Waffles
Coyotetrips
Ladder106 & Junior106
Jim Rowley & Too Tall Jeff

Santa
GSPD750
PapaD
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A-Wind
Mario Shi
Lukasteam
O'Hooligan

AT_Dirt
Mensaco Pirate + 1

Misc. Stuff:
Updated: 02.08.2010

Nothing.


There you have it, and more later ......

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Old 10-21-2009, 01:42 PM   #4450
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Old 10-21-2009, 01:53 PM   #4451
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Don't forget PapaPete and Northrider.
I haven't heard anything from them yet, nor have I seen any posts of interest so I didn't want to list them yet

Shall I put them on the fence, or wait to hear something

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Old 10-21-2009, 02:18 PM   #4452
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I don't know much about the "Oregon Back Country Discovery Route", but don't make it too rough if we need to carry beer, camping gear, beer, food, beer, and so on.
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Old 10-21-2009, 02:23 PM   #4453
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I don't know much about the "Oregon Back Country Discovery Route", but don't make it too rough if we need to carry beer, camping gear, beer, food, beer, and so on.
I think you forgot to mention beer ........

Don't worry ......

On that note everyone ..... I'm researching the easier routes on the OBDR because we're going to be carrying gear, and the fact the if we bang up the ATs it's gonna most likely be a bitch to replace / fix things.

I'm thinking mellow gravel / dirt, and not too rocky .... though like I said there might be a stream crossing or 2 we have to contend with. I'm in the process of contacting some people I know on the east side to give me the down low on all the routes / sections.

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Old 10-21-2009, 05:18 PM   #4454
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tripmaster

All right ,

For whoever might be interested in this I found the cross ref for the tripmaster capacitors ( in the USA) , cause you know..............it's only a matter of time !!

These are SMD ( surface mount)

you will need part #: 493-2173-1-ND that is the 10uF/ 16 V
part #: 493-2221-1-ND that is the 10uF/50V
part #: 493-1356-ND that is the 220uF/63V ( 105C)
Manufacturer for these is NICHICON

and if you want to switch to km ( from miles), you'll need a 10,000 ohm resistor, and that my friend is part #: 311-10-0KFRCT-ND

You can find them on digikey.com or mouser.com
thanks to Coyotetrips who let me measure his!

so there you have it


oh and guess what, since I 've done all this , the tripmaster 's been working fine, go figure.
So you should all threaten your master, ....it works !!
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Old 10-21-2009, 07:19 PM   #4455
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I just voted!!! If it happens between the 15th and the 30th of july, the better...I might be able to attend!!!!




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