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Forum: Thumpers 04-11-2014, 12:34 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 9,687
Posted By hoyden
Right on! Thanks! I really didn't want to...

Right on! Thanks!

I really didn't want to have to drain perfectly good oil. :-)
Forum: Thumpers 04-11-2014, 10:11 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 9,687
Posted By hoyden
(old thread... :-) ) My '91 DR350 is hard...

(old thread... :-) )

My '91 DR350 is hard to start when cold. Thinking valves might be tight. In the manual it says you have to drain the oil in order to check/adjust the valves.
I know some...
Forum: Vendors 03-27-2014, 06:26 PM
Replies: 540
Views: 39,694
Posted By hoyden
The PO had loctite on the bolts! Which...

The PO had loctite on the bolts!

Which after losing both my side panel bolts this past weekend (on the same ride!) I'm thinking isn't a bad idea. :D
Forum: Vendors 03-27-2014, 05:21 PM
Replies: 540
Views: 39,694
Posted By hoyden
Got my rear rack mounted today. It's awesome! ...

Got my rear rack mounted today. It's awesome!

Of course, the process started slowly because a bolt wouldn't come out.
My friend brought over a breaker bar for that bolt and stayed to help.
...
Forum: Vendors 03-27-2014, 07:56 AM
Replies: 540
Views: 39,694
Posted By hoyden
I'm definitely interested in the panniers rack!...

I'm definitely interested in the panniers rack! Yay!
Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 03-24-2014, 08:32 PM
Replies: 58
Views: 4,850
Posted By hoyden
What a fantastic weekend! I'm already planning...

What a fantastic weekend!
I'm already planning my trip for next year :D

Thursday

We arrived just in time for sunset.
...
Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 03-18-2014, 11:00 PM
Replies: 58
Views: 4,850
Posted By hoyden
Four of us from Prescott, Arizona will be heading...

Four of us from Prescott, Arizona will be heading out on Thursday!
Looking forward to it!
:clap
Forum: Thumpers 03-18-2014, 08:36 AM
Replies: 28,709
Views: 3,519,551
Posted By hoyden
PM sent :-)

PM sent :-)
Forum: Thumpers 03-17-2014, 01:33 PM
Replies: 28,709
Views: 3,519,551
Posted By hoyden
Thanks! I'll send him an email!

Thanks! I'll send him an email!
Forum: Day Trippin' 03-16-2014, 10:55 PM
Replies: 143
Views: 22,076
Posted By hoyden
What a fun trip! I repeat the others when I say...

What a fun trip! I repeat the others when I say 'thanks for posting this!' :-)
I can't wait to get up there

Hope you are feeling better!
Forum: Thumpers 03-16-2014, 10:34 PM
Replies: 28,709
Views: 3,519,551
Posted By hoyden
I did a search on here for rear racks and/or...

I did a search on here for rear racks and/or pannier racks for the DR, but they are all pricey. Are there any that are under $100 ?

thanks!
Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 03-13-2014, 11:51 AM
Replies: 5,111
Views: 290,974
Posted By hoyden
Work is downtown Phx, so I'm looking for...

Work is downtown Phx, so I'm looking for someplace relatively convenient to there.
I am considering a condo complex I lived in for a couple of years over near Papago Park.
- with garage!
Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 03-13-2014, 11:15 AM
Replies: 5,111
Views: 290,974
Posted By hoyden
Hi all! So, I'm changing my introduction....

Hi all!

So, I'm changing my introduction. After all that hubub about "Prekitt" vs "Prescott" I decided it's easier to just move back to Phoenix. :D

Me, the DR350, an RD350, a Hawk GT and...
Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 03-06-2014, 02:39 PM
Replies: 1,517
Views: 67,913
Posted By hoyden
Oooh, nice! I want to do a GC trip soon. ...

Oooh, nice! I want to do a GC trip soon.

I'll keep my eyes out for a weird looking DRZ-400!

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Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 03-06-2014, 07:35 AM
Replies: 1,517
Views: 67,913
Posted By hoyden
:rofl I won't get into the tots discussion...

:rofl

I won't get into the tots discussion (you sick bastids) but if y'all get up to Prescott, I highly recommend Hugo's Cocina (http://www.yelp.com/biz/hugos-cocina-prescott)

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Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 03-05-2014, 10:15 PM
Replies: 1,517
Views: 67,913
Posted By hoyden
I don't know where to post this, so I guess here?...

I don't know where to post this, so I guess here?

Our little Prescott group is doing an easy ride this Sunday (so I can get used to my new DR350 :-) )
Lemme know if you are interested in going!...
Forum: Ride reports 03-05-2014, 09:05 PM
Replies: 235
Views: 62,940
Posted By hoyden
Holy cow. I just read the whole thing and Wow. ...

Holy cow. I just read the whole thing and Wow.
What a fantastic journey, write-up, and images.
I can't wait to get out there.

Thank you for sharing!

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Forum: Thumpers 03-04-2014, 03:00 PM
Replies: 28,709
Views: 3,519,551
Posted By hoyden
I find that a "temporary fix" too often becomes...

I find that a "temporary fix" too often becomes permanent.
Over the years I've tried to ween myself of the 'temp fix' habit
because I know that I probably won't get back to it...until it breaks...
Forum: Thumpers 03-04-2014, 02:03 PM
Replies: 28,709
Views: 3,519,551
Posted By hoyden
I did not think of that. Good idea! Ha! Nice...

I did not think of that. Good idea! Ha!
Nice and simple too.
Thanks you all!

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Forum: Thumpers 03-04-2014, 12:59 PM
Replies: 28,709
Views: 3,519,551
Posted By hoyden
The PO duct taped his license plate to the rear...

The PO duct taped his license plate to the rear fender.
I'd like something a bit more ... not taped.

What do you all use/how do you mount your license plate?


...
Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 03-02-2014, 09:09 AM
Replies: 1,517
Views: 67,913
Posted By hoyden
While I was in Chicago, I had a CB-1, XS650 and...

While I was in Chicago, I had a CB-1, XS650 and an R5.
The XS got traded for some paint work on my '49 Ford shoebox (sold when I moved to Az)
I blew up the R5...
and the CB-1 I had for around...
Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 03-01-2014, 09:28 AM
Replies: 1,517
Views: 67,913
Posted By hoyden
Local public radio pronounces it 'Prez-kitt'. Ah,...

Local public radio pronounces it 'Prez-kitt'. Ah, to each their own.

Thanks! My other is an '89 Honda Hawk NT650.
Wish I could go for a ride today, but it's rainy and cold.
We definitely need...
Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 02-28-2014, 11:29 PM
Replies: 1,517
Views: 67,913
Posted By hoyden
no worries! and thanks, DurtKlod for the...

no worries!

and thanks, DurtKlod for the history lesson.
That was interesting! When I moved up here, I was kind of 'schooled' that locals called it "Preskitt".
When I moved to Austin in 1994,...
Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 02-28-2014, 11:20 PM
Replies: 1,517
Views: 67,913
Posted By hoyden
Thanks! But not quite ready for off-road...

Thanks!
But not quite ready for off-road riding....

https://lh4.googleusercontent.com/-aI66RKxo-NQ/UwoLdpDfz2I/AAAAAAAABsM/MnT67o4FWpU/s1024/IMAG3957.jpg
Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 02-28-2014, 05:56 PM
Replies: 1,517
Views: 67,913
Posted By hoyden
Ooh, more people up in this neck of the woods!...

Ooh, more people up in this neck of the woods! Yay!
When I moved here last year, I started a vintage motorcycle group (we are a motley bunch).
(shameless plug: http://www.meetup.com/howlersvmc/ )...
Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 02-28-2014, 05:06 PM
Replies: 1,517
Views: 67,913
Posted By hoyden
Oh, I see I'm a bit slow today. Well, hell,...

Oh, I see I'm a bit slow today.
Well, hell, when in Rome.
Preskitt, it is.
At least I didn't buy cowboy boots after I moved ....
:-)

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Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 02-28-2014, 03:23 PM
Replies: 1,517
Views: 67,913
Posted By hoyden
Had a job offer :-) ... of course a year later...

Had a job offer :-)
... of course a year later the company got bought out and I got laid off, so I'm job hunting now.
Wouldn't mind going back to Phx.

I don't ride as much here -it's silly to...
Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 02-28-2014, 11:48 AM
Replies: 1,517
Views: 67,913
Posted By hoyden
Hiya! Hey, thanks! The RD has some...

Hiya!

Hey, thanks! The RD has some electrical gremlin now (firing only on left side. der) so I gotta fix that, but otherwise, she's good to go! Yay!

I'm looking forward to lotsa off-road...
Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 02-28-2014, 07:47 AM
Replies: 1,517
Views: 67,913
Posted By hoyden
Hi all! Just reading through this thread -...

Hi all!

Just reading through this thread - y'all crack me up :-)

I'm up in Preskitt, does that count as "N.W. of Phoenix"?

Moved up here a little over a year ago after four years in Phx. ...
Forum: Thumpers 02-28-2014, 07:14 AM
Replies: 28,709
Views: 3,519,551
Posted By hoyden
Good morning! Did, but forgot to write it down....

Good morning!
Did, but forgot to write it down. der
It's got a Progressive rear shock, and possibly Progressive in the forks too.
Adjusted all that.
My sentences aren't coming out right.
Need...
Forum: Beasts 02-27-2014, 11:06 PM
Replies: 702
Views: 71,037
Posted By hoyden
I'm jealous! I'm 5'4" 115lbs with something like...

I'm jealous! I'm 5'4" 115lbs with something like a 28" inseam.
My shortness has kept me from riding off-road much. Love vintage dual-purpose bikes, but I wanna do more riding and less wrenching. :-)...
Forum: Thumpers 02-27-2014, 10:02 PM
Replies: 28,709
Views: 3,519,551
Posted By hoyden
Installed the new Kouba links this evening at a...

Installed the new Kouba links this evening at a friend's house.

Measured stuff

https://lh5.googleusercontent.com/-Qe1rirTj-EQ/UxAS79FZbBI/AAAAAAAAB2o/ohqz3pneu2o/s576/IMAG0692_1.jpg

Got the...
Forum: Thumpers 02-27-2014, 02:20 PM
Replies: 28,709
Views: 3,519,551
Posted By hoyden
Lookee what Santa brought me yesterday! Gonna...

Lookee what Santa brought me yesterday!
Gonna install em this eve! Woot!

https://lh5.googleusercontent.com/-hskEjQFSiLY/Uw-r5_DGliI/AAAAAAAAB1E/QEabtjKSRq0/s1280/IMAG0689_1.jpg
Forum: Thumpers 02-26-2014, 09:05 PM
Replies: 28,709
Views: 3,519,551
Posted By hoyden
A man who was crazy, his son, philosophical...

A man who was crazy, his son, philosophical ramblings, and a long motorcycle ride.
(super short cliff-notes version)

It's a Must Read!

I found it online but I think it's a book that should...
Forum: Thumpers 02-26-2014, 08:15 AM
Replies: 28,709
Views: 3,519,551
Posted By hoyden
"...As far as I know those handlebars are still...

"...As far as I know those handlebars are still loose. And I believe now that he was actually offended at the time. I had had the nerve to
propose repair of his new eighteen-hundred dollar BMW, the...
Forum: Thumpers 02-25-2014, 08:29 PM
Replies: 28,709
Views: 3,519,551
Posted By hoyden
All sorts of good info! Rock on! Checking out...

All sorts of good info! Rock on!
Checking out the $20 and $30 options here...
although I might hafta try NWRambler's beer can suggestion! :D
Forum: Thumpers 02-25-2014, 07:06 PM
Replies: 28,709
Views: 3,519,551
Posted By hoyden
Lame! Oooh, now I am going to search...

Lame!

Oooh, now I am going to search "melted bags" here. :huh

The TCI racks (https://tciproductsusa.com/index.php?main_page=product_info&cPath=144_166_170&products_id=555) look nice, but...
Forum: Thumpers 02-25-2014, 04:58 PM
Replies: 28,709
Views: 3,519,551
Posted By hoyden
Hiya! Yeah, the e-start was a "ran when I...

Hiya!

Yeah, the e-start was a "ran when I parked it two years ago" and the kick-start one was cherry.
I figure if I get sick of kicking, I sell it and resume my search.
But I think it'll be...
Forum: Thumpers 02-25-2014, 03:55 PM
Replies: 28,709
Views: 3,519,551
Posted By hoyden
I kinda wondered if paint wouldn't work on that...

I kinda wondered if paint wouldn't work on that tank.
But you are right - it really is kinda ugly :D
Forum: Thumpers 02-25-2014, 02:57 PM
Replies: 28,709
Views: 3,519,551
Posted By hoyden
This is the pipe that came with it, but the...

This is the pipe that came with it, but the previous owner said it was too loud for him.
I think I'd get some good performance boost with it, so debating loud vs. more fun (I think I know what will...
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