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Forum: Equipment 03-18-2015, 11:20 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 476
Posted By rkover1
I'm 5'2" with a 26" inseam. My pants are...

I'm 5'2" with a 26" inseam. My pants are Aerostich Dariens, which I had altered to take out length both above and below the knee.

I've had these for several years without any issues and will...
Forum: Regional forums 03-17-2015, 12:36 PM
Replies: 962
Views: 140,815
Posted By rkover1
Nice! Mahalo!!

Nice! Mahalo!!
Forum: Road warriors 02-19-2015, 03:27 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 8,607
Posted By rkover1
I just saw that Cycle World has a short ride...

I just saw that Cycle World has a short ride report. I'm looking forward to actually seeing one and trying it out.

doc
Forum: Thumpers 02-03-2015, 04:06 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 788
Posted By rkover1
Bmw

I put 113,000 miles on a 2006 F650GS. No issues at all, at least for me.

Had to sell it when I moved; wish I still had it.

Good luck!

doc
Forum: Old's Cool 02-02-2015, 10:20 PM
Replies: 16,835
Views: 10,437,484
Posted By rkover1
http://40.media.tumblr.com/ba230dce41e9c5f1ad57cf3...

http://40.media.tumblr.com/ba230dce41e9c5f1ad57cf33dbbd5c38/tumblr_nitlyccdrg1rq15g3o1_400.jpg


Love Christy's Canyons!
Forum: Regional forums 01-26-2015, 11:32 AM
Replies: 962
Views: 140,815
Posted By rkover1
Another 1972 grad here. Centralia, Wash. ...

Another 1972 grad here. Centralia, Wash.

Been on the Big Island almost two years now, in Kona. Spent nearly 20 years in Honolulu before moving to the Seattle area to get the kids through school....
Forum: Regional forums 01-23-2015, 04:19 PM
Replies: 962
Views: 140,815
Posted By rkover1
Maui

Between the two, Maui for sure. Traffic on O'ahu is among the worst in the country.

Glad to be out of there!

Have fun

doc
Forum: Road warriors 12-13-2014, 10:10 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 2,801
Posted By rkover1
Absolutely! I'm short, with short legs. It would...

Absolutely! I'm short, with short legs. It would be nice if more manufacturers offered options like this to fit the different types of customers. I will be taking a closer look at this bike. Mahalo!...
Forum: Road warriors 12-11-2014, 03:45 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 2,801
Posted By rkover1
I wonder if my feet would reach those pegs….. ...

I wonder if my feet would reach those pegs…..

doc
Forum: 2 smokers 12-09-2014, 01:47 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 2,501
Posted By rkover1
Thanks for sharing!

Mahalo!

I have an R5C from 1972 that I'll be restoring soon. I noticed the engine stand that you used. Is that a DIY or did you find that somewhere? I'd like something like that when I start...
Forum: Thumpers 12-05-2014, 11:16 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 786
Posted By rkover1
Very cool! I spent some time working on a...

Very cool!

I spent some time working on a two-wheel steer bike for road racing, based on a Yamaha RZ350. That project has been on hold for some time, as I moved around. Maybe time to get back to...
Forum: Road warriors 12-05-2014, 10:47 AM
Replies: 44
Views: 8,607
Posted By rkover1
I'm 5'2" with a 26" inseam. I'm hoping it...

I'm 5'2" with a 26" inseam.

I'm hoping it does fit! Can't wait to see one in person.

doc
Forum: Regional forums 11-11-2014, 02:17 PM
Replies: 962
Views: 140,815
Posted By rkover1
I agree. Spend some time on both sides of the...

I agree. Spend some time on both sides of the island. Hilo side is less touristy and perhaps cheaper. But there are a plethora of condos all along Ali'i Drive in Kona, most right on the ocean, at a...
Forum: Road warriors 11-06-2014, 11:40 AM
Replies: 116
Views: 13,865
Posted By rkover1
26". Maybe there's hope for me yet! doc

26". Maybe there's hope for me yet!

doc
Forum: Road warriors 11-05-2014, 12:54 PM
Replies: 116
Views: 13,865
Posted By rkover1
I'm 5'2" with short legs and would love to have...

I'm 5'2" with short legs and would love to have an old airhead. But at 32", the seat height puts it literally out of reach. I don't think that these old airheads are easy to lower. If you discover...
Forum: Road warriors 10-13-2014, 01:01 PM
Replies: 64
Views: 6,018
Posted By rkover1
Not just a "chick" bike. I've sat on both the SE...

Not just a "chick" bike. I've sat on both the SE and the T100. The SE fit me, the T100 not so much.

doc
Forum: Road warriors 08-28-2014, 01:27 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,936
Posted By rkover1
Aerostich

Aloha,

I'm 5'2" and have had the same issues. For pants, I got a pair of customised Darians from Aerostich. I've ridden well over 100,000 miles with them and will probably order another pair from...
Forum: The Garage 08-14-2014, 01:34 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 2,412
Posted By rkover1
Give these guys a look. They may have something...

Give these guys a look. They may have something for you.

www.eastwood.com
Forum: Airheads 08-12-2014, 11:45 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 2,089
Posted By rkover1
How thick is the stock seat? Could one obtain a...

How thick is the stock seat? Could one obtain a reasonable amount of lowering with a thinner and narrower seat? If so, I think that this would be the way to go.

doc
Forum: Airheads 08-11-2014, 08:46 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 2,089
Posted By rkover1
I don't need to flat foot, but I do need to get...

I don't need to flat foot, but I do need to get either toe down and still function and keep the bike from falling over.

I once took my old F650GS in for service and got an F800 as a loaner. With a...
Forum: Airheads 08-05-2014, 11:15 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 2,089
Posted By rkover1
I'm very interested in where this thread may...

I'm very interested in where this thread may lead. I've wanted an old airhead for a long time, but feared that even the early R65s would still be too tall for me, at 5'2" with short legs. (And yes, I...
Forum: Old's Cool 07-30-2014, 02:54 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,346
Posted By rkover1
R5c

It's a '72 R5C. One of which was my first bike. $832 out the door.

I have another one now, currently on it's way to my new home. A restoration project.

The buggers were fun!

doc
Forum: Road warriors 07-23-2014, 05:19 PM
Replies: 159
Views: 17,230
Posted By rkover1
Never thought of myself as a Harley guy, but I...

Never thought of myself as a Harley guy, but I find myself tempted. If for no other reason that at least 95% of the bikes here seem to be Harleys and that the shop is open seven days a week. (And,...
Forum: Road warriors 05-16-2014, 01:04 PM
Replies: 65
Views: 5,949
Posted By rkover1
I am 5'2" and would love to have an old airhead....

I am 5'2" and would love to have an old airhead. But the seat is just too tall for me, at 32". The first couple of years of the R65 had a lower seat height, but those are relatively hard to come by....
Forum: Equipment 04-08-2014, 05:29 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,044
Posted By rkover1
I got my Dariens custom sized from Aerostich.

I got my Dariens custom sized from Aerostich.
Forum: Thumpers 03-28-2014, 01:19 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,770
Posted By rkover1
2006 bmw f650gs

I had 113,000 on it (all mine) when I sold it last year.

Had the computer replaced early on. After that, a battery, radiator fan and steering head bearings. That's it, plus the usual small stuff....
Forum: Old's Cool 01-14-2014, 01:12 PM
Replies: 16,835
Views: 10,437,484
Posted By rkover1
Likewise, a 1972 Yamaha R5C was my first bike. I...

Likewise, a 1972 Yamaha R5C was my first bike. I bought another to restore, but that project is on hold, as I'm currently between garages.

doc
Forum: Pacific Northwet - Where it's green. And wet. 12-03-2013, 04:31 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 585
Posted By rkover1
Northshore

When we moved to Washington in 2000, a good school district was at the top of our list.

We narrowed it down to Northshore and Bellevue. We ended up in the Northshore district and lived in...
Forum: Old's Cool 09-23-2013, 11:19 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 853
Posted By rkover1
What a cool video and what a neat dude! Reminds...

What a cool video and what a neat dude! Reminds me of the time I net Helmut Fath, who designed and raced his own bikes to a couple of sidecar championships. A mate and I came so close to racing...
Forum: Old's Cool 08-09-2013, 10:47 PM
Replies: 16,835
Views: 10,437,484
Posted By rkover1
As a former Radiation Therapist (I still work in...

As a former Radiation Therapist (I still work in Radiation Therapy), I've given a LOT of those small blue dots. Heaven forbid, if a patient ever had to come back to us, those dots were a God send! ...
Forum: Regional forums 04-17-2013, 09:49 PM
Replies: 962
Views: 140,815
Posted By rkover1
I'm moving to Kona next week and I'd be more than...

I'm moving to Kona next week and I'd be more than willing to heft a brew (or more!) with you.

HiAdv has a rental business in Kona, he has a thread in the vendors area. Look him up. There seems to...
Forum: Vendors 04-11-2013, 05:36 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 6,978
Posted By rkover1
Cool! I'll be there in a couple weeks. I'll stop...

Cool! I'll be there in a couple weeks. I'll stop by.

doc
Forum: Vendors 04-11-2013, 10:51 AM
Replies: 41
Views: 6,978
Posted By rkover1
Aloha Jason! I'll be picking up a TW200...

Aloha Jason!

I'll be picking up a TW200 from Kiser on the 27th. I figure at some point I *may* want to do the Mauna Kea thing. Any thoughts or experience with getting one of these up there?
...
Forum: Regional forums 04-08-2013, 01:23 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 996
Posted By rkover1
Yea, what he said! Fortunately for me, I'm...

Yea, what he said!

Fortunately for me, I'm moving to Kona on the 24th, picking my bike up on the 27th (Yamaha TW200). And, even though I'm in the medical field as well, my hours are 7-3:30,...
Forum: Regional forums 04-03-2013, 07:24 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 996
Posted By rkover1
Well, good luck, wherever you end up! Hope you do...

Well, good luck, wherever you end up! Hope you do end up in Hawai'i eventually!
Forum: Regional forums 04-01-2013, 02:02 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 996
Posted By rkover1
San Diego?

The wife and I spent some time considering San Diego as an alternative to returning to Hawai'i. Warm most of the year, the ocean is right there, relatively cheap to live and to move to. And it's alot...
Forum: Regional forums 03-18-2013, 06:14 PM
Replies: 962
Views: 140,815
Posted By rkover1
I had considered going through Pasha early on,...

I had considered going through Pasha early on, but going through San Diego from Seattle on the way to Hawai'i, just wasn't going to be practical. Too bad, since they were way cheaper than anyone else...
Forum: Regional forums 03-18-2013, 03:25 PM
Replies: 962
Views: 140,815
Posted By rkover1
Mahalo again Jason! As of now, I find myself...

Mahalo again Jason!

As of now, I find myself leaning more toward the TW, if for no other reason than the perceived fun factor! But, I still haven't gotten to the point of putting money down. I...
Forum: Regional forums 03-18-2013, 12:40 PM
Replies: 962
Views: 140,815
Posted By rkover1
Mahalo Jason, Thanks for the good...

Mahalo Jason,

Thanks for the good information. I have seen the Honda, and it seems to be the better bike, but I just don't fit it. I am 5'2" with an inseam of about 26", so shorter is a big plus...
Forum: Regional forums 03-17-2013, 07:57 PM
Replies: 962
Views: 140,815
Posted By rkover1
Mahalo! Hawai'i is home for me, having lived...

Mahalo!

Hawai'i is home for me, having lived in Honolulu for many years. I've been in temporary exile on The Continent for a while, while my kids were going through public school in Woodinville....
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