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Forum: Beasts 07-08-2012, 05:58 PM
Replies: 21,100
Views: 6,071,859
Posted By ep!c
Laugh Dave, it's not my bike. I built this setup for a...

Dave, it's not my bike. I built this setup for a customer. I'm. Also planning to build him a custom aluminum box that will attach on the inside of the exhaust side frame, that will be used for tool...
Forum: Beasts 07-07-2012, 03:31 PM
Replies: 21,100
Views: 6,071,859
Posted By ep!c
Wicked panniers and racks...

I just finished building custom frames and panniers for a scrambler that will be traveling around the world. I put one of my 8" boxes on the exhaust side and a standard 9.5" on the other. Can't wait...
Forum: Pacific Northwet - Where it's green. And wet. 06-22-2012, 09:02 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,366
Posted By ep!c
Question got DRZ??

Yep, I'm on my third one, now and am hopelessly hooked on this brilliant little thumper. This bike can do it all. I've ridden it from north of seattle to portland oregon and back in a day and...
Forum: Thumpers 03-13-2011, 11:21 PM
Replies: 23,910
Views: 4,044,652
Posted By ep!c
Question Fork emulators

I've been considering doing an USD fork conversion on my 07', but am wondering if I couldn't gain a lot of the performance that I am after, by simply installing emulators in my stock conventional...
Forum: Thumpers 03-12-2011, 10:32 PM
Replies: 829
Views: 134,709
Posted By ep!c
One thing I've learned to love/hate......There...

One thing I've learned to love/hate......There will ALWAYS be more surprises:evil Have a good trip and ride safe!
Forum: Thumpers 03-12-2011, 12:24 PM
Replies: 23,910
Views: 4,044,652
Posted By ep!c
Off-road, Both bikes are capable, but The DRZ is...

Off-road, Both bikes are capable, but The DRZ is able to handle the more technical terrain, such as single track with a lot less fatigue. On-road, I don't find much difference between the two. The...
Forum: Thumpers 03-12-2011, 09:53 AM
Replies: 97
Views: 6,758
Posted By ep!c
For me, It's not a question of how much power do...

For me, It's not a question of how much power do I need, but rather, How much power can I actually USE. My father who recently passed away, loved his honda cx 500. He used to say "why should I own a...
Forum: Thumpers 03-11-2011, 10:25 PM
Replies: 23,910
Views: 4,044,652
Posted By ep!c
Thumb Already did that (pic is old). I just put a fresh...

Already did that (pic is old). I just put a fresh pair of T-63's on it...

$112.00 for both, delivered:clap
...
Forum: Thumpers 03-11-2011, 10:06 PM
Replies: 23,910
Views: 4,044,652
Posted By ep!c
Yeah, it's baaaad too....:rofl I was at my local...

Yeah, it's baaaad too....:rofl I was at my local shop today looking to get a 14t sprocket and new chain. Nothing in stock, so looks like Motorcycle superstore...
Forum: Thumpers 03-11-2011, 10:00 PM
Replies: 23,910
Views: 4,044,652
Posted By ep!c
Yes, they are 8", but they are not HT's. I build...

Yes, they are 8", but they are not HT's. I build these for a living....:evil
I just picked up my first DRZ a few months ago. I can't believe how much fun this bike is. I have it setup to do...
Forum: Thumpers 03-11-2011, 07:27 PM
Replies: 829
Views: 134,709
Posted By ep!c
Yeah, the stock part is pretty weak. Maybe it's...

Yeah, the stock part is pretty weak. Maybe it's designed to flex and "give" in the event of a crash?? not sure, but I do like the tank. 7+ gal. on a DRZ is kind of overkill though:wink:. For off-road...
Forum: Thumpers 03-11-2011, 01:03 PM
Replies: 23,910
Views: 4,044,652
Posted By ep!c
I realy love my DRZ, and so it was only right...

I realy love my DRZ, and so it was only right that I put together a complete package for this awesome little bike....:clap

http://i1136.photobucket.com/albums/n498/epicpannier/P1000067.jpg
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Forum: Thumpers 03-11-2011, 12:50 PM
Replies: 829
Views: 134,709
Posted By ep!c
Same thing happened to my stock aluminum brace,...

Same thing happened to my stock aluminum brace, so I built a new one out of 3/4" square stock. I went a step further and incorporated my useless passenger pegs into the design; by turning them into...
Forum: Thumpers 02-21-2011, 11:00 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 6,930
Posted By ep!c
Bike looks good. I just finished frame mounting...

Bike looks good. I just finished frame mounting the headlight and building a custom fairing for my DRZ....Now You've got me thinking about buying an XR-L and starting another project....:evil
Forum: Thumpers 01-28-2011, 06:35 PM
Replies: 97,214
Views: 18,396,390
Posted By ep!c
Thumb I'm working on putting together a complete...

I'm working on putting together a complete pannier package for the DR650 crowd, and managed to talk a fellow inmate into dropping his bike off at the shop today, so that I can begin designing the new...
Forum: Ride reports 12-19-2010, 07:05 PM
Replies: 358
Views: 119,701
Posted By ep!c
http://i1136.photobucket.com/albums/n498/epicpanni...

http://i1136.photobucket.com/albums/n498/epicpannier/leo.jpg
Forum: Ride reports 12-16-2010, 06:30 PM
Replies: 268
Views: 79,786
Posted By ep!c
Thumb Heaven forbid you should ever encounter any...

Heaven forbid you should ever encounter any problems with your trusty steed.....but I've got a couple of cx500 parts bikes that are just collecting dust in my old pannier shop in Washington. If I can...
Forum: Ride reports 11-24-2010, 03:19 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 4,482
Posted By ep!c
Laugh Looks like it was a good time! I recently Moved...

Looks like it was a good time! I recently Moved my pannier shop to Bend.... MUST go riding with you guys...:ricky
Forum: Pacific Northwet - Where it's green. And wet. 11-24-2010, 10:35 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,494
Posted By ep!c
Not likely, but possible..:ricky PM me your...

Not likely, but possible..:ricky PM me your phone number
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 11-23-2010, 11:39 AM
Replies: 9,008
Views: 1,793,252
Posted By ep!c
Talking http://i1136.photobucket.com/albums/n498/epicpanni...

http://i1136.photobucket.com/albums/n498/epicpannier/leo.jpg


I get this one, all of the time......."is that your dog??":csm

In reply, I usually do my best to look genuinely stunned, and then...
Forum: Ride reports 11-23-2010, 10:25 AM
Replies: 1,487
Views: 422,313
Posted By ep!c
Dave, Glad to hear that the boxes have served you...

Dave, Glad to hear that the boxes have served you well :ricky the pannier shop has a new phone number. 541-647-9035 Give me a shout when you have a chance.

ride safe,

epic
Forum: Pacific Northwet - Where it's green. And wet. 11-22-2010, 10:58 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,494
Posted By ep!c
nice photos. sucks that I couldn't go...

nice photos. sucks that I couldn't go riding:ricky , I had to spend the day building custom racks for a v-strom....
Forum: Ride reports 11-15-2010, 07:54 PM
Replies: 1,487
Views: 422,313
Posted By ep!c
Man, I HATE it when that happens.....:tough ...

Man, I HATE it when that happens.....:tough

Glad to see that you are still out o the road and having a (mostly) good time :lol3 . How do you like the panniers??

continue to ride safe!:ricky
Forum: Pacific Northwet - Where it's green. And wet. 11-14-2010, 03:46 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,494
Posted By ep!c
nice. give me a shout if you need any help with...

nice. give me a shout if you need any help with the move....ready to ride when you are
Forum: Pacific Northwet - Where it's green. And wet. 11-14-2010, 02:22 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,494
Posted By ep!c
adding you to my buddy list. As soon as we get a...

adding you to my buddy list. As soon as we get a couple more guys, I'll contact everyone via PM and will work on setting up the first ride....
Forum: Beasts 11-09-2010, 04:53 PM
Replies: 6,591
Views: 1,453,126
Posted By ep!c
Question Trade your Versys for Panniers and racks?!?!

Hope I'm not straying too far from the vendors area by asking this over here.:dunno I'm looking for a local versys owner in the Bend Oregon area. I'd like too have a bike available for a day or so,...
Forum: Pacific Northwet - Where it's green. And wet. 11-09-2010, 11:15 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,494
Posted By ep!c
yeah, did that a few hours ago. fingers...

yeah, did that a few hours ago. fingers crossed....
Forum: Pacific Northwet - Where it's green. And wet. 11-09-2010, 09:08 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,494
Posted By ep!c
I tried to sign up also, no reply. Epic panniers...

I tried to sign up also, no reply. Epic panniers will soon have an offical web site/blog. maybe the new blog could be a convienient way for locals to organize and stay in touch?? I just moved the...
Forum: Pacific Northwet - Where it's green. And wet. 11-08-2010, 07:47 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,494
Posted By ep!c
Thumb Bend Oregon area riders

I'm hoping to meet other "enthusiasts":lol3 for occasional rides, here in the Bend area. I was thinking that we could all meet up, a few times per month, at my pannier manufacturing shop and ride...
Forum: Pacific Northwet - Where it's green. And wet. 11-08-2010, 07:36 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,053
Posted By ep!c
welcome to the area.

I own a pannier manufacturing business in Bend, and may have some extra shop space.:clap AND I also know of some great riding and 4X4 spots....send a pm or call me when you get into town,

ep!c
Forum: Thumpers 11-05-2010, 06:50 PM
Replies: 23,910
Views: 4,044,652
Posted By ep!c
Laugh wind scren

I have been turning my new drz into a little touring bike. My first concern was with the lack of wind protection. I have built three prototypes so far. I like this one the best, it makes for a vast...
Forum: Equipment 10-31-2010, 11:48 AM
Replies: 1,866
Views: 331,480
Posted By ep!c
I just hung a hammock in my office, here at Ep!c...

I just hung a hammock in my office, here at Ep!c Panniers. I had no Idea how comfortable a hammock can be! Think I'll get a hennessey and get rid of my tent. Sleeping on the ground sucks:lol3
Forum: Thumpers 10-28-2010, 12:07 PM
Replies: 23,910
Views: 4,044,652
Posted By ep!c
Laugh micro touring DRZ

I just got my first DRZ 400 and am supper happy with this bike! I was riding an 09 KLR, but decided that I wanted something lighter so that I could go out and explore all of the local single track...
Forum: Ride reports 07-22-2010, 10:24 PM
Replies: 1,487
Views: 422,313
Posted By ep!c
Thumb dave, thanks again for the order. I'm looking...

dave, thanks again for the order. I'm looking forward to seeing an xr650L with a set of my boxes mounted. Stop by my pannier shop in Oregon on your way home...I got a HONDA dealership a couple blocks...
Forum: Pacific Northwet - Where it's green. And wet. 06-20-2010, 06:46 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,846
Posted By ep!c
Thumb I just moved myself and my pannier manufacturing...

I just moved myself and my pannier manufacturing business to Bend and am looking for guys to go riding:clap with. Please PM me if anyone wants to go riding...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 03-14-2010, 11:21 PM
Replies: 109
Views: 9,710
Posted By ep!c
When Im adventure touring, I ride with my dog on...

When Im adventure touring, I ride with my dog on the back of the bike. If Im in the mood for company, all I have to do is stop somewhere and people come out of the woodwork wanting to say hello to...
Forum: Beasts 03-13-2010, 04:04 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 808
Posted By ep!c
Thumb KLR 650 clutch arm mod

I have been unhappy with the clutch on my 09 KLR and had been thinking about replacing the lever and cable with a Hydraulic unit. I recently found a thread on klr.net, about a mod in witch much...
Forum: Thumpers 03-08-2010, 10:38 PM
Replies: 272
Views: 25,237
Posted By ep!c
I put 15,000 on my 08', then traded in for a new...

I put 15,000 on my 08', then traded in for a new v-strom wich I put 12,000 on, and now I'm back on an 09' KLR that already has 3,500. I should look into trading less and riding more....:lol3
Forum: Thumpers 03-08-2010, 09:44 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,362
Posted By ep!c
I did my first check on my 08' @ 12K and all was...

I did my first check on my 08' @ 12K and all was in spec. It's not that big of a deal to do a valve check, so I say check them when you have a little extra time and the inlcination. What's that...
Forum: Ride reports 03-07-2010, 09:00 AM
Replies: 95
Views: 31,990
Posted By ep!c
Oisin, Thanks for making the book available...

Oisin,

Thanks for making the book available on line. I
Am very much enjoying it, and am much appreciative of all your effort that went into the book.
Let me know when your ready for your next...
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