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Forum: Airheads 06-23-2015, 12:28 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 2,048
Posted By Ricklesss
Proper rear length shock?

Can anybody who has installed an R100GS front forks on an R80ST tell me exactly how much the rear shock should be over stock?
I know "longer", but these things are expensive, and don't want to be...
Forum: Equipment 06-07-2015, 09:39 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 336
Posted By Ricklesss
I've had a Falstaff for 5 year's now, and love...

I've had a Falstaff for 5 year's now, and love it. Having other jacket's in rotation, it doesn't get used for every ride, but, I would buy it again.
Never crashed in it (knock on wood) so can't...
Forum: Pacific Northwet - Where it's green. And wet. 04-25-2015, 09:16 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 836
Posted By Ricklesss
Great to hear! Looking foward to it. I've been...

Great to hear! Looking foward to it.
I've been calling you guys every year asking when...
Forum: Vendors 04-16-2015, 08:45 AM
Replies: 260
Views: 23,272
Posted By Ricklesss
Hmmm, how did I miss this thread until NOW?! ...

Hmmm, how did I miss this thread until NOW?!
I'd definitely be in for one, on the next go around.
Thanks!
Forum: Thumpers 03-09-2015, 08:01 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 13,815
Posted By Ricklesss
I wonder how high he got, (in elevation!) when he...

I wonder how high he got, (in elevation!) when he went up Everest?
I hope he writes a book about his motorcycle adventures, and that it gets an English translation!
I have SO many questions!...
Forum: Thumpers 02-23-2015, 08:44 PM
Replies: 5,002
Views: 1,360,104
Posted By Ricklesss
PM sent!

PM sent!
Forum: Thumpers 02-22-2015, 09:22 AM
Replies: 5,002
Views: 1,360,104
Posted By Ricklesss
Exhaust option's.

I just bought a 2000 model that has 980 miles on it. Been stored away, a loooong time. Rust has had her evil way.
The worst is the muffler, the bottom completely gone.

I've been looking at the...
Forum: Pacific Northwet - Where it's green. And wet. 01-30-2015, 06:20 PM
Replies: 52
Views: 2,846
Posted By Ricklesss
Rent??!! Hell, grow what ever ya' want, as much...

Rent??!! Hell, grow what ever ya' want, as much as ya' want!!
(Really...)
Hot peppers aren't so much my thing, but one of Lin's passion's...she'd be
TOTALLY into it.
Jus' sayin'...
Forum: Pacific Northwet - Where it's green. And wet. 01-29-2015, 09:32 AM
Replies: 52
Views: 2,846
Posted By Ricklesss
Man! Like, HOLY SHIT, what are you guy's TALKING...

Man! Like, HOLY SHIT, what are you guy's TALKING ABOUT? :ear
Forum: Pacific Northwet - Where it's green. And wet. 01-20-2015, 07:02 PM
Replies: 71
Views: 5,436
Posted By Ricklesss
Pleasure to meet you Gary! Be SURE to mark your...

Pleasure to meet you Gary!
Be SURE to mark your calendar for next October for the "fungal in the jungle", (the Mt. Adam's "Volcano Campout".)
RicklesssS
Forum: Pacific Northwet - Where it's green. And wet. 01-20-2015, 06:03 PM
Replies: 71
Views: 5,436
Posted By Ricklesss
OHHH, you just WAIT til' NEXT year.....!...

OHHH, you just WAIT til' NEXT year.....! Whoooooo-boy!!
(So everybody "prepare"!)
Hard to believe almost 20 year's already.
Forum: Pacific Northwet - Where it's green. And wet. 01-19-2015, 02:48 PM
Replies: 71
Views: 5,436
Posted By Ricklesss
Ha! Yeah, I'm befuddled all right... So as a...

Ha! Yeah, I'm befuddled all right...
So as a true, dyed-in-the-wool airhead rider, and in on SnowCamp since before the first one even happened, (1995; sitting on the comfy couch with Joe and Rolf,...
Forum: Pacific Northwet - Where it's green. And wet. 01-16-2015, 10:34 AM
Replies: 71
Views: 5,436
Posted By Ricklesss
Ha, I just read something even "more worse", but...

Ha, I just read something even "more worse", but I won't post it...
wouldn't want to scare anybody!
It's gonna be (another) memorable one...
I'm headed out of here, in an hour or so.
...
Forum: The Garage 01-02-2015, 09:53 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 3,637
Posted By Ricklesss
I get all my connectors (and orginally got the...

I get all my connectors (and orginally got the crimpers) from here:
http://vintageconnections.com
Got box's of different kits (of slightly different terminals) for different era...
Forum: Hacks 12-28-2014, 09:05 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 8,557
Posted By Ricklesss
Yeah, most rider's probably don't. They're not...

Yeah, most rider's probably don't. They're not exactly common!
Definitely the shizzle for extreme weather riding though as "northern'ers know".
The idea of course goes back hundreds of years for...
Forum: Hacks 12-28-2014, 08:37 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 8,557
Posted By Ricklesss
Good idea, that. The crotch area never leaks...

Good idea, that. The crotch area never leaks with those...
(I know, I've had a few of em'.)
Lap blankets (not "suits") are for specifically meant for exceeding the limits of normal riding weather...
Forum: Equipment 12-27-2014, 09:53 AM
Replies: 76
Views: 9,233
Posted By Ricklesss
Yeah I agree with Squish, (and everybody else,...

Yeah I agree with Squish, (and everybody else, really.)
I still think the alarm locks are definitely worth having, regardless of that post above, about the the guy who wrote the on line artical...
Forum: The Garage 12-26-2014, 11:14 AM
Replies: 1,281
Views: 262,449
Posted By Ricklesss
Thanks for that! The whole violation thing really...

Thanks for that! The whole violation thing really stings.
Yeah, it happened just a few days before Christmas, so my present, I figure is having my bikes back.
Have you had your alarm for very...
Forum: The Garage 12-26-2014, 10:47 AM
Replies: 1,281
Views: 262,449
Posted By Ricklesss
Due to having 2 motorcycles and friends car...

Due to having 2 motorcycles and friends car stolen last week, (thank dog, all recovered) I put up two Harbor Freight drive way alarms.
I don't know how long they will last, but they do work well....
Forum: Hacks 12-26-2014, 09:39 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 8,557
Posted By Ricklesss
VERY cool, BigAround! Now, if you only had some...

VERY cool, BigAround!
Now, if you only had some studded ice tires (think: Aerostich catalog....!) and you REALLY will be ready for anything!
Not sure where you live you need it though, sadly....
Forum: Hacks 12-25-2014, 09:33 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 8,557
Posted By Ricklesss
I've got one that I LOVE!! It's made in Portland...

I've got one that I LOVE!! It's made in Portland Oregon by Lanlitz Leather's.
They also make the REAL DEAL, handlebar muffs, used by a ton of cops in the city. The lap blanket same thing, they used...
Forum: Equipment 12-24-2014, 02:42 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 4,244
Posted By Ricklesss
I'm always semi-amazed that nobody else mentions...

I'm always semi-amazed that nobody else mentions the Langlitz Leathers gauntlets. Made in Portland Oregon by a historic company (one of the original inventors of the first specific leather motorcycle...
Forum: Equipment 12-24-2014, 02:35 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 3,171
Posted By Ricklesss
I'm a huge fan of the Lee Parks gloves myself. ...

I'm a huge fan of the Lee Parks gloves myself. And yes, can vouch that they certainly do vary size wise.
After Search and Rescue (don't ask...) lost my right one, I was not impressed with the...
Forum: Equipment 12-24-2014, 02:23 PM
Replies: 76
Views: 9,233
Posted By Ricklesss
We just had 2 motorcycles (and a car) stolen from...

We just had 2 motorcycles (and a car) stolen from my barn last Wednesday.
Local crack heads that snuck in while I was here and I didn't even hear them.
My dog didn't either, and she's got good...
Forum: Face Plant 12-19-2014, 06:33 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 7,295
Posted By Ricklesss
Yeah, low can be a bit of a pain in the butt ...

Yeah, low can be a bit of a pain in the butt (gut) so to speak.
I found that wearing over-alls was the best way to avoid the pant waist band from rubbing. Funny thing, the more I wore them the more...
Forum: The Garage 12-17-2014, 09:04 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 9,329
Posted By Ricklesss
Here's a very interesting vaporblasting webpage...

Here's a very interesting vaporblasting webpage I've bookmarked for quite some time, and meaning to try it out, but haven't. (yet)
http://www.vaporblasting.biz/index.html
No, I'm not doing...
Forum: The Garage 12-17-2014, 08:06 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 9,329
Posted By Ricklesss
Well, daaaaaaaaang, so much for a "magic bullet"!...

Well, daaaaaaaaang, so much for a "magic bullet"! (magic abrasive...)
Guess I'll keep doing it the way I have been then, with the plywood covered with the rubber sheet.
Hand sanding sound's like...
Forum: The Garage 12-17-2014, 07:19 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 9,329
Posted By Ricklesss
How best to properly prep engine sidecases?

Thanks for posting this thread!
I mediablast all the parts I powdercoat, and it works very well.
BUT, I know NOT to do engine parts for fear of no matter how much cleaning, scrubbing or pressure...
Forum: Pacific Northwet - Where it's green. And wet. 12-09-2014, 06:48 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,442
Posted By Ricklesss
pbrokaw, If you want to meet a whole bunch of...

pbrokaw,
If you want to meet a whole bunch of loco local's, look for the recent "yeeeeehaaaaa SnowCamp thread", Please come to the campout, bring what ever bike you got, it don't matter. If you...
Forum: Thumpers 12-08-2014, 07:45 PM
Replies: 548
Views: 139,594
Posted By Ricklesss
Great news; Thank you very much, Steve, MUCH...

Great news; Thank you very much, Steve, MUCH appreciated!
Forum: Thumpers 12-08-2014, 06:18 PM
Replies: 548
Views: 139,594
Posted By Ricklesss
As I'm gearing up to do a top end refresh on an...

As I'm gearing up to do a top end refresh on an XL600R, I just finished reading the entire thread, GREAT thread, and many thanks to all involved with it.

Anyhow, I'm wondering about the counter...
Forum: Pacific Northwet - Where it's green. And wet. 12-07-2014, 10:42 AM
Replies: 71
Views: 5,436
Posted By Ricklesss
Well if all you ff's are going, I guesss I'll...

Well if all you ff's are going, I guesss I'll have to...:evil
Forum: Pacific Northwet - Where it's green. And wet. 12-05-2014, 01:39 PM
Replies: 1,105
Views: 57,295
Posted By Ricklesss
Dang it, I was all excited and stuff...

Dang it, I was all excited and stuff...
Forum: Vendors 10-30-2014, 08:54 AM
Replies: 41
Views: 4,719
Posted By Ricklesss
Someday I'll own a fart smone, but for now all I...

Someday I'll own a fart smone, but for now all I use is my iPad...hint hint!
RicklesssS in Oregon
Forum: Vendors 10-05-2014, 08:18 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 4,960
Posted By Ricklesss
Oh, so in!

Oh, so in!
Forum: Vendors 09-19-2014, 08:00 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 4,719
Posted By Ricklesss
Many thanks for the free download! I'm a nuts and...

Many thanks for the free download! I'm a nuts and bolts kind'a guy, so I can definitely relate. Very generous of you.
Oh, I hope it can be used on an iPad soon...
RicklesssS in Oregon
Forum: The Garage 06-01-2014, 10:00 AM
Replies: 63
Views: 7,528
Posted By Ricklesss
Several years ago, I was given an official...

Several years ago, I was given an official written warning because I was doing a small tractor job for a friend in town and not licensed, bonded.
One of the city inspectors just happened to be...
Forum: Pacific Northwet - Where it's green. And wet. 05-17-2014, 09:31 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 998
Posted By Ricklesss
Yeah about those trail 90's...:wink: ...

Yeah about those trail 90's...:wink:
Ricklesss
Forum: Trip Planning 02-21-2014, 12:34 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 979
Posted By Ricklesss
While on a Globeriders Silk Road trip and my my...

While on a Globeriders Silk Road trip and my my friends were up in a hot air balloon, floating over the wonderous Cappadocia region, I got to chase them through all those fantastical stone formations...
Forum: Airheads 10-14-2013, 08:38 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,642
Posted By Ricklesss
Cool! I've come to the same conclusion! ...

Cool! I've come to the same conclusion!
Consider me a happy boy and the thread closed!
(unless somebody wants to post some photos!)
RicklessssS in Oregon
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