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Forum: Canada 08-24-2014, 12:05 PM
Replies: 952
Views: 38,289
Posted By 8gv
Pics or...

Pics or...
Forum: Thumpers 08-23-2014, 11:17 AM
Replies: 97,425
Views: 18,483,141
Posted By 8gv
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=c6HTs9x3xBE&feature...

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=c6HTs9x3xBE&feature=youtube_gdata_player
Forum: Ride reports 08-22-2014, 05:08 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 2,135
Posted By 8gv
Ya but... Not camping means missing stuff...

Ya but...

Not camping means missing stuff like this:

http://i1262.photobucket.com/albums/ii616/8gv/TAT%202014/bcf6abe054f599e9581072e53a2c5c8f_zpsa77622c9.jpg
Forum: Canada 08-20-2014, 07:34 PM
Replies: 952
Views: 38,289
Posted By 8gv
Hey Tim, Sorry about the boo boo.:eek1 ...

Hey Tim,

Sorry about the boo boo.:eek1

Wifey broke the top of her humerus in February in a less exciting manner.
She wore a Velcro imobilizer for nine weeks with the last few weeks for...
Forum: Thumpers 08-20-2014, 07:20 PM
Replies: 97,425
Views: 18,483,141
Posted By 8gv
His KLR started out heavier than my DR. When...

His KLR started out heavier than my DR. When fully loaded, with body mass and bags I'd say we were equal in weight.

I ran 25R/23F.

He ran stock pressures which, for the KLR, I believe to be...
Forum: Thumpers 08-20-2014, 10:40 AM
Replies: 97,425
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Posted By 8gv
I made an apples/semi-oranges observation on my...

I made an apples/semi-oranges observation on my TAT ride:

Etex rode his KLR with a K-270 5.10.

I rode my DR with a K-270 4.60.

After 3100 miles of mostly dirt roads mine was half worn.
...
Forum: Thumpers 08-19-2014, 08:58 PM
Replies: 1,829
Views: 223,386
Posted By 8gv
Disassemble carb Soak in PineSol Wear gloves

Disassemble carb
Soak in PineSol
Wear gloves
Forum: Canada 08-14-2014, 08:34 AM
Replies: 952
Views: 38,289
Posted By 8gv
A worm hole would put the ferry out of business! ...

A worm hole would put the ferry out of business!

Enjoy your adventures!
Forum: Canada 08-11-2014, 03:20 PM
Replies: 952
Views: 38,289
Posted By 8gv
Say hi to the ghost in the common room at the...

Say hi to the ghost in the common room at the hostel for me.:eek1
Forum: Canada 08-05-2014, 07:58 PM
Replies: 952
Views: 38,289
Posted By 8gv
BEAR-ANOIA Tip: Do not follow fish...

BEAR-ANOIA

Tip:

Do not follow fish trucks closely.

They leak liquid fish effluent.

Wearing clothes that smell like fish will have you up all night listening to every sound the wilderness...
Forum: Thumpers 08-04-2014, 01:31 PM
Replies: 97,425
Views: 18,483,141
Posted By 8gv
+ 1 on the dry lube. On my TAT ride my...

+ 1 on the dry lube.

On my TAT ride my switch started to misbehave due to the fine dust it was ingesting. Graphite lock lube from WalMart worked fine.

I sometimes wonder how my lungs enjoyed...
Forum: Canada 08-04-2014, 11:43 AM
Replies: 952
Views: 38,289
Posted By 8gv
Don't forget to pack a hazmat suit for the...

Don't forget to pack a hazmat suit for the possibility of mucking around the shoreline downstream of the sewer pipe. Not that anything like that could ever happen...:lol3
Forum: Thumpers 08-04-2014, 06:24 AM
Replies: 97,425
Views: 18,483,141
Posted By 8gv
A mechanic's helper did that with my airplane. I...

A mechanic's helper did that with my airplane. I came over to watch as he poured the last quart in/through. Imagine if I had not noticed this and he had reinstalled the drain plug and cowl? :eek1
Forum: Thumpers 08-04-2014, 06:18 AM
Replies: 1,829
Views: 223,386
Posted By 8gv
Can the dealer punch out a key if you bring the...

Can the dealer punch out a key if you bring the title and bill of sale to them?

A Suzuki dealer did that for me in 1975...

The carb is likely full of crap. That can be solved with disassembly...
Forum: Canada 07-31-2014, 08:45 PM
Replies: 952
Views: 38,289
Posted By 8gv
Yeah, yeah, yeah... Did you get a new...

Yeah, yeah, yeah...

Did you get a new license plate? :deal
Forum: Thumpers 07-20-2014, 09:44 AM
Replies: 1,829
Views: 223,386
Posted By 8gv
There's a fine line between brave and foolish. I...

There's a fine line between brave and foolish. I shall pray for you my friend! :lol3
Forum: Thumpers 07-19-2014, 02:04 PM
Replies: 1,829
Views: 223,386
Posted By 8gv
Google "Rox Risers". They can bring the bars...

Google "Rox Risers". They can bring the bars back but don't have to if you prefer straight up or forward.
Forum: Ride reports 07-18-2014, 08:06 PM
Replies: 169
Views: 27,564
Posted By 8gv
When I get to better Internet I'll post up on the...

When I get to better Internet I'll post up on the ride from AR to Three Step. Ron and I partnered up for that. For now, here's a preview:

...
Forum: Ride reports 07-18-2014, 08:02 PM
Replies: 169
Views: 27,564
Posted By 8gv
Hell, I thought it said "riding without...

Hell, I thought it said "riding without skills..."

It was a good ride back with great company.

Ending up the way it did I saved $700 in shipping and $300 in airfare.

I discovered upon my...
Forum: Ride reports 07-18-2014, 07:44 PM
Replies: 169
Views: 27,564
Posted By 8gv
I can share my secret of camp cooking... ...

I can share my secret of camp cooking...

DARKNESS
Forum: Ride reports 07-18-2014, 07:42 PM
Replies: 169
Views: 27,564
Posted By 8gv
Heading into Branson MO, the roadside billboards...

Heading into Branson MO, the roadside billboards are in abundance. The roads are wide ribbons that undulate through the hills. Traffic was light in most areas but we managed to hit rush hour. It...
Forum: Ride reports 07-18-2014, 07:25 PM
Replies: 169
Views: 27,564
Posted By 8gv
It was either this or Raman Noodles... ...

It was either this or Raman Noodles...

Dinner at camp:

http://i1262.photobucket.com/albums/ii616/8gv/TAT%202014/fc4ba66550b42df96e599d7675ab7afd_zps6be86682.jpg


We chose wisely.
Forum: Ride reports 07-18-2014, 07:22 PM
Replies: 169
Views: 27,564
Posted By 8gv
Dinner at Three Step Hideaway: ...

Dinner at Three Step Hideaway:

http://i1262.photobucket.com/albums/ii616/8gv/TAT%202014/2360CEA0-5C84-4B44-A939-3C527905DB4B_zpso6d2pooy.jpg
...
Forum: Ride reports 07-18-2014, 07:14 PM
Replies: 169
Views: 27,564
Posted By 8gv
The readers of this thread will have to forgive...

The readers of this thread will have to forgive the disjointed time line. With several narrators each traveling and struggling with varying levels of Internet connectivity, one could conclude that...
Forum: Ride reports 07-18-2014, 03:55 PM
Replies: 169
Views: 27,564
Posted By 8gv
Kansas was straight, flat and very hot! ...

Kansas was straight, flat and very hot!

http://i1262.photobucket.com/albums/ii616/8gv/TAT%202014/c658aefb17efcdae45f341e0c13f9873_zps1ec9bc8c.jpg

...
Forum: Thumpers 07-16-2014, 09:21 PM
Replies: 97,425
Views: 18,483,141
Posted By 8gv
Welcome! Here is your complimentary gift...

Welcome!

Here is your complimentary gift from your forum brothers:

http://www.procycle.us/bikepages/dr650.html

Save the stickers they send you.

We are competing with the World's Laegest...
Forum: Thumpers 07-15-2014, 12:46 PM
Replies: 97,425
Views: 18,483,141
Posted By 8gv
Forgive me for missing it but, why are you...

Forgive me for missing it but, why are you disassembling this engine?
Forum: Thumpers 07-15-2014, 11:15 AM
Replies: 97,425
Views: 18,483,141
Posted By 8gv
I realize that most, if not all, of you have had...

I realize that most, if not all, of you have had your DR take a nap in an interesting place.

Am I the only one to do it on historic Route 66?
...
Forum: Canada 07-14-2014, 09:27 AM
Replies: 952
Views: 38,289
Posted By 8gv
So.... You had reduction surgery?

So....

You had reduction surgery?
Forum: Ride reports 07-14-2014, 09:15 AM
Replies: 169
Views: 27,564
Posted By 8gv
Congrats on getting to Oregon!!! Last time I...

Congrats on getting to Oregon!!!

Last time I saw you, you were heading to Wisconsin. What changed your mind?

Pics or it didn't happen...:deal
Forum: Thumpers 07-14-2014, 04:50 AM
Replies: 1,829
Views: 223,386
Posted By 8gv
If the tank is rusted you might try the...

If the tank is rusted you might try the electrolysis method to clean it. It worked for me.
Forum: Thumpers 07-13-2014, 09:31 PM
Replies: 1,829
Views: 223,386
Posted By 8gv
Pull the carb apart and soak the parts in...

Pull the carb apart and soak the parts in straight PineSol. Where gloves. Do the same with the fuel tap. Be sure to clean the tank, many times. You don't want hardened gunk to loosen up and clog...
Forum: Ride reports 07-13-2014, 09:27 PM
Replies: 169
Views: 27,564
Posted By 8gv
I was feeling rather inferior having crashed only...

I was feeling rather inferior having crashed only once all the way to Utah. :D
Forum: Ride reports 07-12-2014, 05:31 PM
Replies: 169
Views: 27,564
Posted By 8gv
I don't often crash, but when I do, I crash on...

I don't often crash, but when I do, I crash on historic roads!

Wait a minute, I crash all the time. :lol3
Forum: Thumpers 07-12-2014, 04:37 AM
Replies: 97,425
Views: 18,483,141
Posted By 8gv
I turned around in Utah. My riding partner had...

I turned around in Utah. My riding partner had an issue at home and had to go there. I've been riding 300 miles a day on pavement to get back and am 75 miles west of Tellico. Another rider,...
Forum: Thumpers 07-12-2014, 04:03 AM
Replies: 97,425
Views: 18,483,141
Posted By 8gv
DR Mystery Theatre Presents...

Only three times in its life.

Not three in a row but all on the TAT between Utah and Colorado.

It happened on start up.

The engine was cold from overnight shutdown.

It went away after a...
Forum: Thumpers 07-07-2014, 07:28 AM
Replies: 1,829
Views: 223,386
Posted By 8gv
I used Outdoor Research light weight dry bags to...

I used Outdoor Research light weight dry bags to store my water sensitive items. They required more strategy while packing the DirtBagz but were convenient for hauling gear to the tent and back.
Forum: Ride reports 07-04-2014, 07:50 PM
Replies: 169
Views: 27,564
Posted By 8gv
Three Step has... Friendly critters: ...

Three Step has...

Friendly critters:

http://i1262.photobucket.com/albums/ii616/8gv/TAT%202014/FCD706BC-84ED-4025-AF4C-14079A377547_zpssdpft4ui.jpg...
Forum: Ride reports 07-04-2014, 05:13 PM
Replies: 169
Views: 27,564
Posted By 8gv
I can atribute my conspicuous absence to Gene NOT...

I can atribute my conspicuous absence to Gene NOT telling me about this thread...

Adventure riding can be dangerous. Here's proof:
...
Forum: Ride reports 07-03-2014, 08:24 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 3,851
Posted By 8gv
Yeah I know, but I'm in Colorado riding the TAT. ...

Yeah I know, but I'm in Colorado riding the TAT.

http://i1262.photobucket.com/albums/ii616/8gv/new/D6FEDD92-7617-49B0-81CC-B04DEF28C38D_zpsg4at2qxg.jpg...
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