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Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 12-10-2014, 08:02 AM
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Posted By Ol_Prof
I have to comment on your pictures OfirMX. ...

I have to comment on your pictures OfirMX.

You have a knack for great picture-taking. They are gorgeous! The rains that finally fell on CA last week has greened everything up so beautifully (but...
Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 12-04-2014, 07:28 PM
Replies: 9,580
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Posted By Ol_Prof
How do you like those Micatec side cases? I...

How do you like those Micatec side cases? I bought a set of these aluminum cases (all black) in 2012 and I really think they look good, and work well too. Worth the price IMO.
Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 03-01-2014, 08:45 AM
Replies: 9,580
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Posted By Ol_Prof
Fantastic!. :thumb I love seeing V-Stroms (and...

Fantastic!. :thumb
I love seeing V-Stroms (and their owners) challenging Nature far from home. Well done! :clap
Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 02-28-2014, 01:07 PM
Replies: 9,580
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Posted By Ol_Prof
Winter Riding

Harley guys ride more frequently than I do because all they do is flip on a beenie helmet (not in all states), mount and go - that's convenience! But I'm an ATTGATT rider, even when riding my Road...
Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 04-28-2013, 10:43 AM
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Posted By Ol_Prof
Wow whipit1k...

Wow whipit1k (http://www.advrider.com/forums/member.php?u=15319)! That's some hot looking bike. I like the abbreviated front and rear and the diamond plate below the seat and trim on the radiator....
Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 01-06-2013, 12:17 AM
Replies: 9,580
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Posted By Ol_Prof
I haven't had the pleasure of riding one but I...

I haven't had the pleasure of riding one but I was curious what the fuss was all about and I defer to those who have. I've always felt it was an odd combination - a sport bike with an H-D engine,...
Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 01-04-2013, 05:44 PM
Replies: 9,580
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Posted By Ol_Prof
Why? You got a honking hard-on for an air-cooled,...

Why? You got a honking hard-on for an air-cooled, leaky, push-rod H-D engine? :huh
Forum: GPS 101 - Which GPS For Me 12-15-2012, 05:50 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,499
Posted By Ol_Prof
Ditto on what Mudcat says. The Zumo 220 has a...

Ditto on what Mudcat says. The Zumo 220 has a slow processor. I lost count of the number of times I got the turn instructions too late for me to respond in time - usually happens when riding in...
Forum: Thumpers 07-12-2012, 10:13 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 984
Posted By Ol_Prof
It will also dissolve PLASTICS! :eek1 You need to...

It will also dissolve PLASTICS! :eek1 You need to be very carefull when using Acetone.
Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 05-20-2012, 08:09 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 2,279
Posted By Ol_Prof
This thread is very timely for me as I have my...

This thread is very timely for me as I have my fairings off for an electric wiring job. In my case I found the bolts snug but they released fairly easily. I'm going to use blue loctite when I put...
Forum: Road warriors 03-30-2012, 06:57 PM
Replies: 167
Views: 13,786
Posted By Ol_Prof
I own a Road Star cruiser that has a belt drive....

I own a Road Star cruiser that has a belt drive. The belt weighs less than a chain does and a lot less than a shaft drive. Except for tension checks once a year it is maintenance free. It takes a...
Forum: Canada 03-27-2012, 09:47 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,790
Posted By Ol_Prof
Buying and Insuring a Bike in Canada as a Tourist

I agree with Todd. You will need a "permanent" address in one of the Canadian Provinces or Territories. That means no Post Office Box or General Delivery address. As mentioned, you could "arrange" to...
Forum: Day Trippin' 03-25-2012, 03:32 PM
Replies: 5,242
Views: 476,863
Posted By Ol_Prof
Those old Zuk mirrors are not the greatest...

Those old Zuk mirrors are not the greatest anyway. Kevin, you now have the perfect opportunity to replace them with mirrors that are way more cool like these...
Forum: Vendors 03-22-2012, 11:28 AM
Replies: 2,570
Views: 892,659
Posted By Ol_Prof
Ditto! :clap

Ditto! :clap
Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 01-28-2012, 09:33 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,528
Posted By Ol_Prof
16 Tooth Front Sprocket Not Always the Best

I made the conversion from 15 to 16 tooth last year. I soon discovered there is a downside. If you are laden down with 100 lb of camping and other gear (and you weigh 200+ lb. as I do), and, you are...
Forum: Ride reports 12-14-2011, 10:48 AM
Replies: 290
Views: 85,647
Posted By Ol_Prof
New Tires for Your KTM 690 SM Enduro

On a quick search of USA suppliers online I found Kenda and Shinko knobbies for your front and rear wheels - and they are very affordable. :ricky

Check these out:

Amazon.com:...
Forum: Canada 11-23-2011, 02:04 PM
Replies: 67
Views: 7,139
Posted By Ol_Prof
Heating my Garage

My garage is a separate building. It's 500 sq. feet. There is some batt insulation in the ceiling (not open to the rafters) but no insulation for the walls (concrete block) or floors (concrete)....
Forum: Ride reports 11-22-2011, 04:51 PM
Replies: 290
Views: 85,647
Posted By Ol_Prof
Donde esta?

Whazup snohobo. ?Que pasa? Beginning to get a little concerned. No reports for almost two weeks. :eek1
Forum: Ride reports 11-14-2011, 11:25 PM
Replies: 1,709
Views: 920,553
Posted By Ol_Prof
You Can Dance?

I didn't think tall white guys could dance!!!
You make me a believer. Awwww, Hawww! :clap:clap:clap
Forum: GS Boxers 11-07-2011, 06:15 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,942
Posted By Ol_Prof
Foam for Seat Mods

I recently ordered some Pudgee and Sunmate from Dynamic Systems Inc. [http://www.sunmatecushions.com/dsi/Applications/Motorcycle.aspx] for my Strom seat mod. I plan to use some foam carpet underlay...
Forum: Ride reports 11-01-2011, 05:10 PM
Replies: 1,709
Views: 920,553
Posted By Ol_Prof
Outstanding - Quite a Speech!

I've been following your life for the past month Alex. I've been glued to my computer screen for days to be sure to catch the next "episode" of your amazing adventure! I was supposed to go out for...
Forum: Layin' down tracks 10-04-2011, 04:31 PM
Replies: 3,553
Views: 619,366
Posted By Ol_Prof
I just completed a 5,558 mile trip through most...

I just completed a 5,558 mile trip through most of the eastern US. I had a SPOT with me for the entire trip. I shared the tracking page with my family and friends and they were all delighted to be...
Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 05-03-2011, 01:49 PM
Replies: 9,580
Views: 3,853,931
Posted By Ol_Prof
Givi vs. Other Crash Bars

+1

The AltRider bars are worth it in the long run.
Forum: Canada 04-13-2011, 09:12 AM
Replies: 55
Views: 5,102
Posted By Ol_Prof
MC Insurance - Ontario, Canada

I just renewed my insurance on two bikes for $2,120: :cry
$1,200 for the Yamaha cruiser (1700 cc) and $910 for the Suzuki DL650.
This is only the third year I've been insured but the premiums have...
Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 01-24-2011, 02:40 PM
Replies: 9,580
Views: 3,853,931
Posted By Ol_Prof
Pwrcrzr

http://chartier.smugmug.com/Other/Black-Fly-2010/DSCN0889/894141731_rzhva-L.jpg

Very nice set-up PWRCRZR. I like! :thumb:wave

Are those 36 litre Caribou-Pelicans on your bike? :huh
Do they...
Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 01-23-2011, 06:03 AM
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Views: 3,853,931
Posted By Ol_Prof
http://www.advrider.com/forums/attachment.php?atta...

http://www.advrider.com/forums/attachment.php?attachmentid=246249&stc=1&d=1295749890

It's not the luggage! It's the bike. It's not BIG enough! :D
My bike looked that way last year too until I...
Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 01-12-2011, 04:10 PM
Replies: 9,580
Views: 3,853,931
Posted By Ol_Prof
+1 on the good looks. There was a DL650A black,...

+1 on the good looks. There was a DL650A black, just like yours (Neke's new Wee in Spain), on a carousel at the Suzuki display at the Toronto Motorcycle Show, Dec. 10-12. It had the very same black...
Forum: Canada 01-07-2011, 04:16 AM
Replies: 108
Views: 6,143
Posted By Ol_Prof
So Dave!

What are you gonna do about all us highly inferior and hopelessly unskilled over-the-hill riders??? :kat

I like what Lornce said:

Bob Loblaw ....:whip

:rofl
Forum: Canada 01-04-2011, 02:11 PM
Replies: 108
Views: 6,143
Posted By Ol_Prof
[QUOTE] I'm one of those "boomers" that you...

[QUOTE]

I'm one of those "boomers" that you are describing. Yes, we are less experienced but most of us cherish life and wouldn't want to jeopardize anyone else's with "bad" riding. Even though I...
Forum: Canada 01-04-2011, 11:35 AM
Replies: 115
Views: 14,648
Posted By Ol_Prof
Canadian Planes on a Stick - Trenton, ON

I don't have any pictures but there are already plenty of good examples in this thread. I used to live in Trenton, Ontario where there are two "on a stick".

There is a F-86 Sabre in Golden Hawk...
Forum: Canada 01-03-2011, 02:55 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,531
Posted By Ol_Prof
+1 - Ditto. I've dealt with both of them. They're...

+1 - Ditto. I've dealt with both of them. They're good people who know their product. Very competitive.:thumbup
Forum: Canada 01-03-2011, 02:49 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,531
Posted By Ol_Prof
+1 !!! It's tough for small shops to stay in...

+1 !!! It's tough for small shops to stay in business in Canada with the competition from the much bigger US outlets. If Canadian shops disappear we'll ONLY be able to deal with US suppliers. :yikes
Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 12-30-2010, 12:37 PM
Replies: 9,580
Views: 3,853,931
Posted By Ol_Prof
Yeah, it's a bit of a nuisance but I found I only...

Yeah, it's a bit of a nuisance but I found I only needed to loosen the oil cooler - I DID NOT have to disconnect any oil lines. I was able to wiggle the oil filter out. Not a big chore. And, yes, you...
Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 12-30-2010, 12:08 PM
Replies: 9,580
Views: 3,853,931
Posted By Ol_Prof
White Stroms

Like this perhaps?
...
Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 12-27-2010, 05:07 PM
Replies: 9,580
Views: 3,853,931
Posted By Ol_Prof
AltRider Crash Bars and Skid Plate

+1 :thumb I waited until they were available in black. Great quality but a pain to connect the two. It would have been much easier had I used a long T-handled hex tool, which I didn't have at the...
Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 12-27-2010, 04:50 PM
Replies: 9,580
Views: 3,853,931
Posted By Ol_Prof
Aww! What you folks call cold we call balmy up...

Aww! What you folks call cold we call balmy up around the 49th parallel. :D
Forum: Ride reports 12-21-2010, 02:24 PM
Replies: 80
Views: 22,805
Posted By Ol_Prof
An Ordinary Camera - Extraordinary Results

Well, I wouldn't have thought that a Point-and-Shoot camera could have done all that, let alone your smart phone! :huh
I too have a Kodak P&S camera (v1253) but it's slow to boot-up and focus. But,...
Forum: Ride reports 12-20-2010, 07:50 PM
Replies: 80
Views: 22,805
Posted By Ol_Prof
I'm a noob on this forum - and several others,...

I'm a noob on this forum - and several others, since I've only owned a '10 DL650A since September. My adventures are just beginning! :drums

It's been a real pleasure reading your RR HBN!I was...
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