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Forum: Orange Crush 02-13-2014, 03:40 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 537
Posted By oscar_champagne
CR High bend + 30mm Touratech risers

Hey folks,

I'm currently running the Touratech 30mm bar risers and stock bars but feel like I'd like just a little more height.. Has anyone tried running some ProTaper CR high bends on top of...
Forum: Orange Crush 04-20-2013, 05:40 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 335
Posted By oscar_champagne
990 adventure clutch lever in the Santa Barbara, ca area??

Hey there guys, anyone in the Santa Barbara area got a spare clutch lever for a 990 adv? Passing through with on that's damaged and about to snap off unfort. My cell is xxx.xxx.xxxx or email is...
Forum: Thumpers 01-21-2013, 04:58 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,464
Posted By oscar_champagne
Wow - Ramjet, I didn't realize from your first...

Wow - Ramjet, I didn't realize from your first response that this was your bike. Thanks!

I'd love to get my hands on the paperwork etc. PMing you my number email etc.
Forum: Thumpers 01-21-2013, 09:06 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,464
Posted By oscar_champagne
Thanks! I'm mostly interested in what if...

Thanks! I'm mostly interested in what if anythings been done to the suspension, what weight rider its sprung for etc. Also a little curious about overall mileage and maintenance but less so since,...
Forum: Thumpers 01-19-2013, 09:57 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,464
Posted By oscar_champagne
Anyone recognize this NorCal XR650R?

I just bought this today from a guy in Pittsburg, CA. He bought the bike about a year ago, only rode it a couple of times and didn't really know much about it.. Its plated with:


- a baja designs...
Forum: Ride reports 09-28-2012, 08:34 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 656
Posted By oscar_champagne
4th Juplaya 2012 [AKA What happens when hipsters buy adventure bikes pt. 2]

A video ride report of our 4th July trip out to the Black Rock desert from the Bay Area... SF > REd Bluff > Mill Creek > Susanville > Gerlach > Black Rock desert.

Make sure to watch it in HD if...
Forum: Ride reports 06-07-2012, 03:00 PM
Replies: 55
Views: 7,496
Posted By oscar_champagne
Dan, Just seeing your post now - I just...

Dan, Just seeing your post now - I just downloaded my tracks off the Zumo and they're woefully incomplete for some reason.. Want to let me know what parts of the video you're curious about and I can...
Forum: Ride reports 04-24-2012, 08:35 AM
Replies: 55
Views: 7,496
Posted By oscar_champagne
On this trip all I shot on the GoPro was 1080p...

On this trip all I shot on the GoPro was 1080p 30fps - Ideally I would have liked to do some 60fps stuff too for slow motion but never bothered to change settings on the camera [was having too much...
Forum: Ride reports 04-23-2012, 07:21 PM
Replies: 55
Views: 7,496
Posted By oscar_champagne
On the trip we had a R1200GS, a KTM 990...

On the trip we had a R1200GS, a KTM 990 Adventure, a F800GS, a XR650R and an R100GS.
Forum: Ride reports 04-09-2012, 04:13 PM
Replies: 55
Views: 7,496
Posted By oscar_champagne
Tony, My process for putting something like...

Tony,

My process for putting something like this together is as follows..

Shooting..

1. I shoot with a GoPro Hero 2 - I've been trying to use this for everything since it means less gear...
Forum: Ride reports 04-08-2012, 12:03 PM
Replies: 55
Views: 7,496
Posted By oscar_champagne
Hi DC, Its a riding video for sure.. with...

Hi DC, Its a riding video for sure.. with music... :)

I'm curious - what's the general consensus on this - music or no music? With stuff like this I tend to always cut to music as it makes the...
Forum: Ride reports 04-08-2012, 11:59 AM
Replies: 55
Views: 7,496
Posted By oscar_champagne
Hey Tony, No problem - I'll happily write up my...

Hey Tony, No problem - I'll happily write up my personal workflow for shooting, editing and compressing footage like this. Perhaps you can let me know specifically what camera, operating system and...
Forum: Ride reports 04-06-2012, 04:54 PM
Replies: 55
Views: 7,496
Posted By oscar_champagne
Death Valley 2012 video [AKA this is what happens when hipsters buy adventure bikes]

A video ride report of our recent Death Valley trip... Camped in Panamint Springs Resort and rode Echo Canyon, Saline Valley, Lippencott road, Racetrack, Hunter Mountain, Steel Pass, Dekadera, Eureka...
Forum: Ride reports 02-28-2012, 08:56 AM
Replies: 156
Views: 20,463
Posted By oscar_champagne
Awesome RR - loving it!

Awesome RR - loving it!
Forum: Equipment 02-25-2012, 07:34 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 6,084
Posted By oscar_champagne
+1 on the slime - thought it was a piece of crap...

+1 on the slime - thought it was a piece of crap when i bought it but i've had it for years and its never let me down.. its been to baja, AK, the TAT etc etc.
Forum: Orange Crush 01-12-2012, 09:29 PM
Replies: 149
Views: 21,459
Posted By oscar_champagne
Another vote for James and Eric - great job...

Another vote for James and Eric - great job thanks!
Forum: Orange Crush 12-02-2011, 10:05 AM
Replies: 1,288
Views: 239,493
Posted By oscar_champagne
Thanks everyone - was an epic trip with 4 of the...

Thanks everyone - was an epic trip with 4 of the most easy going, fun and hilarious folks you'd ever want to go on a ride like this with.. Definitely discovered a key to documenting a trip like this...
Forum: Orange Crush 11-30-2011, 06:55 PM
Replies: 1,288
Views: 239,493
Posted By oscar_champagne
Trans America Trail

Heres a video from my TAT trip through NV and OR at the start of October...

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Forum: Ride reports 11-24-2011, 09:29 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 2,090
Posted By oscar_champagne
awesome writing so far nick. let me know if you...

awesome writing so far nick. let me know if you want my pictures to help with the storytelling. most of them are on facebook but there are a bunch more also, i can give 'em to you when i give you...
Forum: Ride reports 11-23-2011, 08:24 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 2,090
Posted By oscar_champagne
Thanks Leonphelps - What's reddit?

Thanks Leonphelps - What's reddit?
Forum: Ride reports 11-22-2011, 09:54 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 2,090
Posted By oscar_champagne
Whoops.. Fixed! A million apologies obviously......

Whoops.. Fixed! A million apologies obviously... :rofl
Forum: Ride reports 11-22-2011, 12:00 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 2,090
Posted By oscar_champagne
Trans America Trail 2011 - RR & Video [Nevada and Oregon]

Since I'm sadly lacking the attention span to put together a complete ride report I thought I'd share the video of our October TAT trip through Nevada and Oregon. Enjoy...

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Forum: Ride reports 04-29-2011, 12:29 PM
Replies: 2,166
Views: 776,373
Posted By oscar_champagne
Sorry to hear about your computer dude. Sucks.

Sorry to hear about your computer dude. Sucks.
Forum: Ride reports 02-24-2011, 06:40 PM
Replies: 168
Views: 62,586
Posted By oscar_champagne
KTM 990 Adv - possibly traveling with a buddy on...

KTM 990 Adv - possibly traveling with a buddy on a Husky TE610.

PM'd you my email - holler if you want to meet for a drink or something in SF.
Forum: Ride reports 02-21-2011, 09:40 PM
Replies: 168
Views: 62,586
Posted By oscar_champagne
Sweet! I'm curious about how the board mounted to...

Sweet! I'm curious about how the board mounted to the bike looks..

I'm also Baja bound out of San Francisco early next week - perhaps we'll bump into each other on the road - you shouldn't be...
Forum: Ride reports 12-14-2010, 08:29 PM
Replies: 2,166
Views: 776,373
Posted By oscar_champagne
Epic. Thank you. Its been wonderful and...

Epic. Thank you. Its been wonderful and eyeopening following you this far. Looking forward to seeing what you decide to do when you turn around.

Peace. F.
Forum: Orange Crush 12-08-2010, 09:57 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 850
Posted By oscar_champagne
Cool - thanks guys.

Cool - thanks guys.
Forum: Orange Crush 12-08-2010, 08:25 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 850
Posted By oscar_champagne
A fair price for a set of Gobis and racks

Curious what you all think a fair price for a set of hardly used Gobis and mounting rack is?

Thanks!
Forum: Orange Crush 11-12-2010, 06:27 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,029
Posted By oscar_champagne
Seems like the heads AND the cam changed in '09...

Seems like the heads AND the cam changed in '09 which is why they no longer call for a valve check at the 600 mile service. Doesn't seem to me like it'd hurt to let it run on up to 1.5k or so before...
Forum: Orange Crush 11-12-2010, 07:17 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,029
Posted By oscar_champagne
Thanks for all the thoughts - I think I may end...

Thanks for all the thoughts - I think I may end up checking them soon anyway just for peace of mind since the bike isn't warrantied but its nice to know that it doesn't need to be done straight away....
Forum: Orange Crush 11-11-2010, 04:34 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 5,851
Posted By oscar_champagne
Actually, I just posted a question about this...

Actually, I just posted a question about this since I've picked up a 2008 with only 700 miles on it and wonder if it needs the valves checked? :norton

What y'all think?
Forum: Orange Crush 11-11-2010, 03:47 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,029
Posted By oscar_champagne
Valve check/adjust necessary at 600 mile service on an '08?

Yo,

I just picked up a 2008 990 with ~700 miles on it. The gentleman I bought it from said that the 600 miles service had been completed by a local dealer - he didn't have any paperwork or...
Forum: Thumpers 06-13-2010, 08:39 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 586
Posted By oscar_champagne
Thanks for the links and ideas - I'll post over...

Thanks for the links and ideas - I'll post over at the chain gang and see what they think. Seems like when the bikes stalls while hot it sometimes doesn't start again immediately due to a lack of...
Forum: Thumpers 06-12-2010, 09:16 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 586
Posted By oscar_champagne
seems like the carbs are clean and working well...

seems like the carbs are clean and working well too. seems to be that it sometimes stalls while hot too and won't immediately start again due to a lack of spark.... leaning towards a coil perhaps?
Forum: Thumpers 06-10-2010, 06:53 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 586
Posted By oscar_champagne
F650GS running rough when hot..

My girlfriend just picked up a 99 650gs with a little over 20k on the clock. Its clean and has been well taken care of by the previous owner.

It does however have a frustrating problem - when its...
Forum: Ride reports 01-04-2010, 01:44 PM
Replies: 1,197
Views: 431,124
Posted By oscar_champagne
anton, i've been loving the report and of course...

anton, i've been loving the report and of course all the great photography - you're a rockstar.

with regard to the camera - did they say what they thought caused the AC/DC converter to fail?...
Forum: GS Boxers 12-19-2009, 08:01 PM
Replies: 503
Views: 100,408
Posted By oscar_champagne
79k miles and running like a top... it went from...

79k miles and running like a top... it went from san francisco > alaska > new york > texas > san francisco this summer without skipping a beat. in fact, after fluid changes, valve adjustment and a...
Forum: GS Boxers 12-16-2009, 07:51 PM
Replies: 72
Views: 9,350
Posted By oscar_champagne
anyone know off the top of their head what...

anyone know off the top of their head what diameter the pipe coming off the back of the cat is?

what seems to be the best way to attach the exhaust elbow? would hose clamps do the trick?
...
Forum: Americas 10-08-2009, 07:59 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 739
Posted By oscar_champagne
the airport is a great idea - i'll drop 'em a...

the airport is a great idea - i'll drop 'em a line in the morning. cheers guys.

also, i'm curious if any of you have tips on the better spots to visit and camp in big bend, we'll be car camping...
Forum: Americas 10-07-2009, 07:09 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 739
Posted By oscar_champagne
Big Bend, Terlingua, Marfa, TX

i'm in the process of getting myself, my truck and my GS back to san francisco after a long summer roadtrip from CA > AK > NY > TX.

i'm going to meet my girlfriend in marfa and spend a couple of...
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