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Forum: Thumpers 12-22-2014, 08:35 PM
Replies: 78,941
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Posted By FLX
good call on the bulbs, i get some. i think napa...

good call on the bulbs, i get some. i think napa carries brake pads?!
interesting note on the oil changes, but i honestly like changing the oil - it's some me time in the garage. your comment makes...
Forum: Thumpers 12-22-2014, 10:34 AM
Replies: 78,941
Views: 8,657,020
Posted By FLX
hi folks, how often do you change your oil?...

hi folks,
how often do you change your oil? manual says every 3k miles but mine gets so dark that i feel pressured to change it every 1k?

also if i rely on the xrl as a daily commuter and can't...
Forum: Thumpers 12-20-2014, 12:35 PM
Replies: 78,941
Views: 8,657,020
Posted By FLX
Long time reader rare poster here. I do...

Long time reader rare poster here. I do appreciate all your knowledge.

I use Castrol 10/40 and it is mocha brown after 600miles so I feel pressured to change it every 1k.
I live in Seattle so...
Forum: Pics, pics, pics... 08-13-2014, 10:47 AM
Replies: 1,873
Views: 470,660
Posted By FLX
last weekend camping on the olympic peninsular...

last weekend camping on the olympic peninsular (WA)
https://lh3.googleusercontent.com/-gWyZp3IRZ7s/U-pa6rz2TWI/AAAAAAAADKE/YheX-5YgiU0/s720/DSC_0021.JPG
Forum: Thumpers 08-01-2014, 02:01 PM
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Views: 8,657,020
Posted By FLX
thanks guys

thanks guys
Forum: Thumpers 08-01-2014, 11:31 AM
Replies: 78,941
Views: 8,657,020
Posted By FLX
Hi Folks, just wanted to double check if this...

Hi Folks,
just wanted to double check if this is the correct oil dipstick. my bike came with the xr-only oil thermometer which makes checking the level to hard before my twilight commute. so i got...
Forum: Pacific Northwet - Where it's green. And wet. 07-25-2014, 10:25 AM
Replies: 58
Views: 3,201
Posted By FLX
Mount Vernon is great, I commute between Seattle...

Mount Vernon is great, I commute between Seattle and Anacortes right now and hope the Job turns into something permanent so I can move up there.
Forum: Pics, pics, pics... 05-04-2014, 07:54 PM
Replies: 1,873
Views: 470,660
Posted By FLX
first camping of the year last weekend close to...

first camping of the year last weekend close to ellensburg, weather was nice but got rained on big time on the way home crossing snoqualmie pass. one of this days i have get propper gear shivering...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 02-08-2014, 03:11 PM
Replies: 317
Views: 22,361
Posted By FLX
i only own a motorbike and while i enjoy riding...

i only own a motorbike and while i enjoy riding it more than driving a car it was mostly a economical decision when i was 18 and now a good 10 years later i still stick with it. my insurance per year...
Forum: Pacific Northwet - Where it's green. And wet. 01-31-2014, 08:04 PM
Replies: 10,423
Views: 2,160,514
Posted By FLX
thanks folks, i should be in pdx end of february...

thanks folks, i should be in pdx end of february will stop by and take a look. would be a nice to explore new places around seattle
Forum: Pacific Northwet - Where it's green. And wet. 01-31-2014, 02:03 PM
Replies: 10,423
Views: 2,160,514
Posted By FLX
has anybody looked at this one? seems like a good...

has anybody looked at this one? seems like a good price i'm just curious why its not street legal, seems to have all the stuff on it. lately feel like riding of into the mountains..
...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 01-17-2014, 11:01 AM
Replies: 106
Views: 8,384
Posted By FLX
My grandparents got me into bikes. In east...

My grandparents got me into bikes. In east germany cars were somewhat of a luxury and they did not own one so when i stayed with them over the summer they gave me rides on the back of either their mz...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 10-18-2013, 09:41 AM
Replies: 100
Views: 9,718
Posted By FLX
it kind of seems that if you run into a car on a...

it kind of seems that if you run into a car on a high bike like a dual sport you have reasonable chances to fly of the bike and over the car. where with a low sport bike the car stops bike and rider,...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 10-16-2013, 07:33 PM
Replies: 122
Views: 16,314
Posted By FLX
maybe it's me talking in second language but the...

maybe it's me talking in second language but the ~m15 screw on the underside of the engine you unscrew in order to get the oil out and hopefully tighten again afterwards
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 10-16-2013, 06:07 PM
Replies: 122
Views: 16,314
Posted By FLX
a while ago i was changing the oil on the moto....

a while ago i was changing the oil on the moto. when i was done draining it my girlfriend called me in for dinner so i just hand tightened the drainage bold. after dinner and a few glasses of wine i...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 10-14-2013, 08:22 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 3,998
Posted By FLX
i ride a r65 probability 90% of the time with my...

i ride a r65 probability 90% of the time with my wife on the back and camping gear, works well. before i owned a 250cc mz wich was as comfortable but a bit to slow with two people and camping gear on...
Forum: Pacific Northwet - Where it's green. And wet. 09-26-2013, 06:16 PM
Replies: 10,423
Views: 2,160,514
Posted By FLX
did not mean to offend, sorry. was thinking same...

did not mean to offend, sorry. was thinking same period but a bit bigger just to keep up in traffic on the way to the trails. oh well, don't have 2k anyways

never paid much attention to rickman's...
Forum: Pics, pics, pics... 09-26-2013, 05:22 PM
Replies: 2,133
Views: 592,676
Posted By FLX
steaks on a stone, forgot the plates ...

steaks on a stone, forgot the plates

https://lh3.googleusercontent.com/-1OUDBuTJgcQ/Uiy4SqFE1gI/AAAAAAAAB2Y/1d0mZ-GaTyo/s720/DSC_0021.JPG
Forum: Pacific Northwet - Where it's green. And wet. 09-26-2013, 04:43 PM
Replies: 10,423
Views: 2,160,514
Posted By FLX
for sure cool, wonder if it would fit a 250cc...

for sure cool, wonder if it would fit a 250cc engine without much frame work

http://seattle.craigslist.org/see/mcy/4086066741.html
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 09-24-2013, 05:47 PM
Replies: 185
Views: 17,906
Posted By FLX
i saw somewhere a sign saying "scooters and fat...

i saw somewhere a sign saying "scooters and fat girls are fun to ride till someone see's you on them"
Forum: Pics, pics, pics... 09-22-2013, 08:44 AM
Replies: 4,744
Views: 1,756,667
Posted By FLX
from a recent camping trip ...

from a recent camping trip
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Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 09-15-2013, 03:29 PM
Replies: 185
Views: 17,906
Posted By FLX
the car driver license vs. moto license makes...

the car driver license vs. moto license makes sense. good point
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 09-15-2013, 10:20 AM
Replies: 185
Views: 17,906
Posted By FLX
there is so much judgement here based on what...

there is so much judgement here based on what people rider and wear.
i prefer people riding scooters over hybrid cars any day, and a bad rider on a scooter is not as much danger to others than a...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 09-14-2013, 11:22 AM
Replies: 9,936
Views: 2,042,300
Posted By FLX
I always like the "Is it raining?" question when...

I always like the "Is it raining?" question when walking into a place soaked to the bone and dripping all over the floor
Forum: Day Trippin' 09-14-2013, 09:28 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,816
Posted By FLX
And the Wrap up: best gas millage was...

And the Wrap up:
best gas millage was 58miles/gal on 97 going a constant 55miles/hour
worst was 38miles/gal on i5 with two mountain passes and strong headwinds -> full throttle for a whole tank...
Forum: Day Trippin' 09-14-2013, 09:00 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,816
Posted By FLX
Day 8 Big Pines Campground to Seattle (Home) ...

Day 8
Big Pines Campground to Seattle (Home)
139 Miles

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Forum: Day Trippin' 09-14-2013, 08:49 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,816
Posted By FLX
Thank you, Im glad you liked it. The Beemer is...

Thank you, Im glad you liked it. The Beemer is my first motorized transportation since moving to the US from Germany. It's amazing how perfect America is for Road trips.
Forum: Day Trippin' 09-13-2013, 08:35 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,816
Posted By FLX
Day 7 Bend to Big Pines Miles: 234 ...

Day 7
Bend to Big Pines
Miles: 234

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Forum: Day Trippin' 09-13-2013, 05:22 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,816
Posted By FLX
Day 7 Marten Diary Campground to Bend 195...

Day 7
Marten Diary Campground to Bend
195 Miles

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Forum: Day Trippin' 09-13-2013, 10:27 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,816
Posted By FLX
Day 6 Mary Smith Campground to Martens Diary...

Day 6
Mary Smith Campground to Martens Diary Campground (for Horses)
166 Miles

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Forum: Day Trippin' 09-12-2013, 11:00 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,816
Posted By FLX
Day 5 Sarah Totten Campground to Lewinston -...

Day 5
Sarah Totten Campground to Lewinston - Mary Smith Campground
180 Miles
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Forum: Day Trippin' 09-11-2013, 09:07 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,816
Posted By FLX
Day 4 Miles: 78 Sarah Totten Campground...

Day 4
Miles: 78

Sarah Totten Campground 2nd Night

well, we really liked our place at the klamath river so we decided to stay a second night. went on a short joy ride on hwy 96 in the morning...
Forum: Day Trippin' 09-10-2013, 09:09 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,816
Posted By FLX
Day 3 Mt Ashland Campground to Sarah Totten...

Day 3
Mt Ashland Campground to Sarah Totten Campground
124 Miles

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Forum: Day Trippin' 09-09-2013, 08:55 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,816
Posted By FLX
Day 2 Saturday Aug 31 Kalama to Mount Ashland...

Day 2 Saturday Aug 31
Kalama to Mount Ashland Camp Ground
349 Miles

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Forum: Day Trippin' 09-08-2013, 03:23 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,816
Posted By FLX
Day 1 Friday Aug 30 145 Miles Seattle to...

Day 1 Friday Aug 30
145 Miles
Seattle to Kalama

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Forum: Day Trippin' 09-07-2013, 05:16 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,816
Posted By FLX
just a quick update -> we made it and had a...

just a quick update -> we made it and had a blast. motorbike hold up well and we ended up riding 1650 miles here is a rough map

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Forum: Day Trippin' 08-29-2013, 12:39 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,816
Posted By FLX
our first road trip - seattle to cali and then...?

well, this is my first ride report or more so my first ride report to come. i'm very excited i hope it will be adv worthy even so we ride a road bike.

the plan is to leave tomorrow evening (8/30)...
Forum: Pacific Northwet - Where it's green. And wet. 08-07-2013, 10:38 AM
Replies: 275
Views: 86,140
Posted By FLX
i got a r65 this sping and had the first tune up...

i got a r65 this sping and had the first tune up done at a shop, rode it 5k miles since then and it's time for a oil change and and valve adjustment. i feel i should learn how to work on my own bike,...
Forum: Airheads 07-10-2013, 07:17 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 3,126
Posted By FLX
i have one and like it a lot. we take it camping...

i have one and like it a lot. we take it camping pretty much every weekend during the summer and it manages two people and camping stuff quite well even over the high mountain passes around here....
Forum: Pics, pics, pics... 07-10-2013, 06:55 PM
Replies: 1,873
Views: 470,660
Posted By FLX
weather has been so nice here, we went again....

weather has been so nice here, we went again. lone fir campground of hwy 20

https://lh4.googleusercontent.com/-PnXDxAtX2OM/Ud3XWkrEguI/AAAAAAAABvE/VphJLuH4bVQ/s720/DSC_0007.JPG

and one from...
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