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Forum: Canada 03-23-2015, 05:12 PM
Replies: 3,156
Views: 207,969
Posted By astroguy
Well he was talking about selling it, to bad, it...

Well he was talking about selling it, to bad, it was just the right size and Rob was a good shit. Is it closed or under new ownership?......maybe you and Norm could open it!
Always fun to scout out...
Forum: Canada 03-23-2015, 11:48 AM
Replies: 3,156
Views: 207,969
Posted By astroguy
Thanks Nick....fun to watch in the March freeze. ...

Thanks Nick....fun to watch in the March freeze.
The best line in the 14 minutes....
Nick - "these Kawaskis obviously aren't reliable"......
Norm - "Oh, they're very reliable, I knew it would...
Forum: Canada 02-09-2015, 06:43 AM
Replies: 3,156
Views: 207,969
Posted By astroguy
This is great, thanks Nick. BTW I've downloaded...

This is great, thanks Nick. BTW I've downloaded the freeware from Amazon and am able to read this on my PC since I don't own a Kindle device.
Now to get reading to get me past this Feb weather!
Forum: Canada 01-13-2015, 10:19 AM
Replies: 3,156
Views: 207,969
Posted By astroguy
Well, not entirely 'daft' Nick......we do pay our...

Well, not entirely 'daft' Nick......we do pay our motorcycle on a year round basis!! at least you guys are getting your moneys worth insurance wise. : )
Forum: Canada 01-13-2015, 07:45 AM
Replies: 3,156
Views: 207,969
Posted By astroguy
Absolutely hilarious!! Maybe you should...

Absolutely hilarious!!
Maybe you should invest in a snowmobile..... Chains threaded through the spokes, I've never seen that. I imagine there would be a bit of flapping as the tires spun up no...
Forum: Canada 10-29-2014, 04:22 AM
Replies: 3,156
Views: 207,969
Posted By astroguy
She sure is a cool looking piece of...

She sure is a cool looking piece of machinery....don't ever sell it without giving me a chance at it, if you're ever crazy enough to move her.
Yes, it is nice getting out when it isn't a perfect...
Forum: Day Trippin' 07-22-2014, 08:47 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 3,109
Posted By astroguy
chuffing, 'mucky' points.....I've heard these...

chuffing, 'mucky' points.....I've heard these terms before but never heard the term .. "cludged up with gunk" (onomattopiea)
BTW what is on the road in your seventh graphic titled "The fallen trees...
Forum: Canada 06-04-2014, 08:54 PM
Replies: 3,156
Views: 207,969
Posted By astroguy
Love to read this sort of thing and of course it...

Love to read this sort of thing and of course it wouldn't be a trip without a flat tire!
Forum: Canada 05-21-2014, 08:11 PM
Replies: 3,156
Views: 207,969
Posted By astroguy
Wouldn't be a real trip if you didn't get a flat!...

Wouldn't be a real trip if you didn't get a flat! Take some nice photos for us eh?
Dave
Forum: Canada 02-11-2014, 06:22 PM
Replies: 3,156
Views: 207,969
Posted By astroguy
For sale >>>wheel balancer

Brand new wheel balancer....$55 in Odessa area.

**SOLD****
Forum: Epic Ride Reports 02-02-2014, 08:09 AM
Replies: 118
Views: 51,098
Posted By astroguy
Well, I'm thinking of going around Lake Superior...

Well, I'm thinking of going around Lake Superior , maybe this summer and I was glad to find HardwareGrrl report on her run around the lake. It might just be the tipping point I need to go for it....
Forum: Canada 01-23-2014, 07:46 PM
Replies: 3,156
Views: 207,969
Posted By astroguy
Well that is nice to hear of a simple fix....

Well that is nice to hear of a simple fix. Simplicity has it's benefits!
The nice thing about a single....you don't have to figure too long as to which carb to tackle first.
Look forward to hearing...
Forum: Canada 01-23-2014, 01:43 PM
Replies: 3,156
Views: 207,969
Posted By astroguy
Hey Nick.... Please fill in this story....1)...

Hey Nick....
Please fill in this story....1) did you get you keys back......and 2) what happened to the Falcone?
Dave
Forum: Day Trippin' 06-06-2013, 06:38 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 4,965
Posted By astroguy
BTW, I forgot to ask....was that only a three...

BTW, I forgot to ask....was that only a three night trip?
Forum: Day Trippin' 06-06-2013, 06:32 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 4,965
Posted By astroguy
Thanks Nick....you do a very nice documentary...

Thanks Nick....you do a very nice documentary style of report. It takes time to set the camera up for the self videos of crossings but is definitely worth it to hear the rumble of that...
Forum: Face Plant 05-27-2013, 11:03 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 5,234
Posted By astroguy
Yes, I crossed MI last year and the number of...

Yes, I crossed MI last year and the number of deer carcasses on the side of the road was scary. I think it was along I69.....it really made you slow down and be 'hyper-alert' as you say but it makes...
Forum: Epic Ride Reports 05-23-2013, 05:31 PM
Replies: 934
Views: 518,793
Posted By astroguy
I'll heartily second your opinion!! Think I'll...

I'll heartily second your opinion!! Think I'll read it again now that you've reminded me. Great kid!
Forum: Epic Ride Reports 02-24-2013, 11:03 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 8,481
Posted By astroguy
Nick....I see that a couple of your northerly...

Nick....I see that a couple of your northerly trips were both late summer. On you Trans Lab Hwy trip in Aug sometime you refer to only having 5 minutes before the blackflies find you.
I was...
Forum: Canada 02-13-2013, 03:37 AM
Replies: 3,156
Views: 207,969
Posted By astroguy
Have you seen the postings on Kijiji ....people...

Have you seen the postings on Kijiji ....people looking to get the stored bikes, and ordered paid for parts but there is no contacts.
Forum: Face Plant 02-11-2013, 09:50 AM
Replies: 136
Views: 45,158
Posted By astroguy
My now sold F650gs was the only bike that ever...

My now sold F650gs was the only bike that ever did this. It was a strong wind gust coming into my front right. My front tire slipped sideways 2" or so then immediately straightened up. Scared the...
Forum: Epic Ride Reports 01-31-2013, 02:43 AM
Replies: 934
Views: 518,793
Posted By astroguy
Yes, good question. I second that. Not to be...

Yes, good question. I second that. Not to be invasive really but just out of genuine interest? I can sit and do a mind model of costs and be fairly accurate though , but reality is always the most...
Forum: Face Plant 01-25-2013, 07:52 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 5,651
Posted By astroguy
Well that rod on the back of the bike would be a...

Well that rod on the back of the bike would be a fantastic conversation starter! Plus I'm sure that you feel a rather closer relationship to it as compared to the rest of your tool set : )
Regarding...
Forum: Face Plant 01-22-2013, 01:46 PM
Replies: 406
Views: 88,524
Posted By astroguy
This is what we all understand in living.....and...

This is what we all understand in living.....and this was very thought out and well put.
Thanks
Forum: Epic Ride Reports 01-17-2013, 06:03 PM
Replies: 934
Views: 518,793
Posted By astroguy
I love your report. I've done some solo bike...

I love your report. I've done some solo bike trips and I can really vouche for the soul searching, healing, and strengthening that I get from them.
Your trip is beautiful in it's origins and...
Forum: Epic Ride Reports 01-04-2013, 12:16 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 8,481
Posted By astroguy
Wonderful report Nick....short and sweet. You...

Wonderful report Nick....short and sweet. You writing and photos are strong impetus to get me going up north. I'm originally from northern Ont and love the look of this land as well. I definitly...
Forum: Face Plant 12-18-2012, 05:26 PM
Replies: 213
Views: 61,726
Posted By astroguy
I just butchered up a white tailed deer on the...

I just butchered up a white tailed deer on the weekend. I've done a dozen or so now and I can tell you that in the deboning process the flesh has to be cut off the bone. There is no sliding action of...
Forum: Face Plant 11-18-2012, 03:42 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 9,251
Posted By astroguy
Man, I've never had a flat at high speed on any...

Man, I've never had a flat at high speed on any of my many bikes !
Is it normal that you'd go down with a rear flat? or is there anything you can do?
Forum: Face Plant 10-28-2012, 10:07 AM
Replies: 845
Views: 239,211
Posted By astroguy
You're likely correct Slide about this concern...

You're likely correct Slide about this concern being 'silly' because it is far more likely that a car will try to off you! We maybe worrying about the wrong things.
I've 10's of thousands of km on...
Forum: Epic Ride Reports 10-27-2012, 04:50 AM
Replies: 3,021
Views: 1,666,561
Posted By astroguy
Yes, I must admit that motorcycles and travelling...

Yes, I must admit that motorcycles and travelling seem to draw people in and once 'in' , it seems easy to jump from stranger to friend. You are having a 'real' travel experience!
Enjoy.
Dave
Forum: Face Plant 10-25-2012, 08:51 PM
Replies: 81
Views: 20,190
Posted By astroguy
When studying the shadows of the trees across the...

When studying the shadows of the trees across the road in the still sequence, you can get a bit an idea how far the bike slid from the impact frames to the stop slide frames. Using the deers body...
Forum: Old's Cool 10-20-2012, 05:46 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 3,170
Posted By astroguy
I've owned both the '82 550 Seca and '82 650...

I've owned both the '82 550 Seca and '82 650 Seca.
Both were very reliabe. The 650 had shaft drive and I believe that the 900 does. I've had two bmw K bikes with shaft drive problems but the Seca...
Forum: Face Plant 09-23-2012, 08:05 AM
Replies: 845
Views: 239,211
Posted By astroguy
Thanks WayneC1....it is worth reading. Again the...

Thanks WayneC1....it is worth reading. Again the rt front fork. Seems clearly to have failed before the crash impact. Of note in the images is that the axle bolt on the rt does sit flush.....and mind...
Forum: Face Plant 09-23-2012, 05:01 AM
Replies: 845
Views: 239,211
Posted By astroguy
I don't know how to upload the images but though...

I don't know how to upload the images but though it interesting that the rear wheel chain adjusters were set as far forward as possible? Mine didn't look like that with a new chain and sprockets but...
Forum: Face Plant 09-23-2012, 04:46 AM
Replies: 845
Views: 239,211
Posted By astroguy
Well Centrestand...at first when I read your...

Well Centrestand...at first when I read your above comment, I thought...."nope, that is normal position". I just ran out to my bike and , yes, to my surprise, the attached images show the axel...
Forum: Face Plant 09-23-2012, 04:39 AM
Replies: 289
Views: 198,944
Posted By astroguy
I finally did get a response yesterday......"No. ...

I finally did get a response yesterday......"No. We got the bike in this condition. It appears to have run into
something.-partsoffski".
So it looks like no info forthcoming eh?
I've toyed...
Forum: Face Plant 09-22-2012, 06:29 AM
Replies: 289
Views: 198,944
Posted By astroguy
Okay....sorry Benesesso...

Okay....sorry Benesesso (http://www.advrider.com/forums/member.php?u=100265)....I realize now that you are correct. Yes the offending Rt lug image close ups have all been removed. I hadn't realized...
Forum: Face Plant 09-22-2012, 05:02 AM
Replies: 289
Views: 198,944
Posted By astroguy
I just looked now and the broken lug images are...

I just looked now and the broken lug images are still there.
Forum: Face Plant 09-21-2012, 05:20 PM
Replies: 845
Views: 239,211
Posted By astroguy
http://cgi.ebay.com/ebaymotors/BMW-F-Series-2001-B...

http://cgi.ebay.com/ebaymotors/BMW-F-Series-2001-BMW-F650GS-ABS-heated-grips-runs-great-needs-new-front-end-/290774713741?pt=US_motorcycles&hash=item43b386058d

My 2001 has served me well. I have...
Forum: The Garage 04-01-2012, 05:00 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 5,479
Posted By astroguy
Great, these are excellent answers....Sailah....I...

Great, these are excellent answers....Sailah....I love the centrestand trick especially and looks like it would really get some massive pinching pressures on the bead.
AustinJake..... The block...
Forum: Epic Ride Reports 03-31-2012, 02:24 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 957
Posted By astroguy
Thanks 2degrees out.

Thanks 2degrees out.
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