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Forum: Thumpers 08-18-2011, 05:38 AM
Replies: 789
Views: 262,102
Posted By WillyK57
What rear fender rack/guard is that? That is the...

What rear fender rack/guard is that? That is the first one like that I have seen. Is that something that you added or did the previous owner put that on?

How much gear can you load on that? Any...
Forum: Face plant 08-17-2011, 06:21 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 7,378
Posted By WillyK57
Sorry to hear about your luck. That is a sink...

Sorry to hear about your luck. That is a sink hole alright. I would bet money on it that there is a separated cross drain pipe under the road there.

The best thing you can do is file a complaint...
Forum: Thumpers 08-12-2011, 08:57 AM
Replies: 22,734
Views: 3,689,531
Posted By WillyK57
I have been running the Shinko 705's on the front...

I have been running the Shinko 705's on the front and rear since last fall and I am very happy with them. I ride primarily street and dirt road and they handle much better in my opinion, than the...
Forum: Ride reports 07-26-2011, 07:25 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,501
Posted By WillyK57
Thanks for sharing the trip. I think the idea of...

Thanks for sharing the trip. I think the idea of a whirlwind trip, only stopping long enough to prove you were there is interesting. It certainly maximizes the number of miles you log and the...
Forum: Northeast - Greater Flugistan and home of the carpet baggers. 07-05-2011, 12:37 PM
Replies: 11,660
Views: 877,294
Posted By WillyK57
That would have been about when we (Willyk's...

That would have been about when we (Willyk's Girl, and my self) were there. If you can post from your phone you would have had it. I was sure that we were going to get bruced, with all the other...
Forum: Northeast - Greater Flugistan and home of the carpet baggers. 07-05-2011, 12:32 PM
Replies: 11,660
Views: 877,294
Posted By WillyK57
New Tag

I wanted to move it a little farther but I ran out of weekend and will not have any time after work.

So here it is.

http://i86.photobucket.com/albums/k86/mwk572000/ADV/NewTag2a.jpg

Now for...
Forum: Northeast - Greater Flugistan and home of the carpet baggers. 07-04-2011, 03:49 PM
Replies: 11,660
Views: 877,294
Posted By WillyK57
Laugh Got it!

http://i86.photobucket.com/albums/k86/mwk572000/ADV/Tag2a.jpg

Pine Grove Furnance State Park
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pine_Grove_Furnace_State_Park

Stack Day Use Area
40.031593,...
Forum: Equipment 02-21-2011, 11:46 AM
Replies: 77
Views: 8,987
Posted By WillyK57
Safety Glasses

I have been waring MSA "Close-Fitting Safety Glasses" for a few yeas now and I have yet to find a cheaper or more comfortable pare of sun glasses for under my helmet.
...
Forum: Pics, pics, pics... 07-12-2010, 01:11 PM
Replies: 7,129
Views: 6,319,512
Posted By WillyK57
Getting packed up for our honeymoon trip ...

Getting packed up for our honeymoon trip
http://i86.photobucket.com/albums/k86/mwk572000/ADV/watkinsglen.jpg

Best,
Willyk57
Forum: Old's Cool 07-08-2010, 05:45 AM
Replies: 127
Views: 44,818
Posted By WillyK57
CX500 / GL500 Fuel Capacity These...

CX500 / GL500 Fuel Capacity


These volumes are referenced from my service sheets and manuals.

CX500 Regular and Deluxe
4.5 gal + 0.9 reserve

CX500 Custom
2.9 gal + 0.7 reserve
Forum: Equipment 07-01-2010, 07:43 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 4,733
Posted By WillyK57
I have to agree, that looks like the Turbo City...

I have to agree, that looks like the Turbo City setup I have on my DRZ.

I ordered my Turbo City racks from New Enough and bought cheep ammo cam style waterproof boxes from wally world.
...
Forum: Old's Cool 07-01-2010, 07:23 AM
Replies: 127
Views: 44,818
Posted By WillyK57
Here are two (2) close ups of the headlight and...

Here are two (2) close ups of the headlight and turn signals. I still don't know much about there origin.

http://i86.photobucket.com/albums/k86/mwk572000/ADV/signal_1.jpg

The turn signals i...
Forum: Americas 06-02-2010, 01:29 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 453
Posted By WillyK57
I will be heading up to the rally races, but alas...

I will be heading up to the rally races, but alas the motorcycle will be parked in Harrisburg. The Wife, the Dog and I will be camping at the state park. I can't complain though, we are spending...
Forum: Old's Cool 05-18-2010, 05:12 AM
Replies: 127
Views: 44,818
Posted By WillyK57
I don't know much about the front end of the...

I don't know much about the front end of the motorcycle. At some point in it's past the front end must have been smashed up and replaced, so the headlight is probably not stock.

I will get some...
Forum: Old's Cool 05-17-2010, 11:24 AM
Replies: 127
Views: 44,818
Posted By WillyK57
82 GL500 Update

I was original going to try to do a step by step rebuild, but I flat out forgot to take pictures. I can how ever offer a before and after.

so here it is:
Day of Delivery (March, 18 2010)...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 04-16-2010, 11:52 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,971
Posted By WillyK57
I will remind Everyone that UNDER the Speed Limit...

I will remind Everyone that UNDER the Speed Limit is NOT against the law. It may be irritating to follow that blue hair that is doing five (5) mph under, but it is not illegal.

Just to address...
Forum: Old's Cool 03-19-2010, 08:56 AM
Replies: 4,688
Views: 696,285
Posted By WillyK57
The "new" ride ...

The "new" ride

http://i86.photobucket.com/albums/k86/mwk572000/ADV/2010-March005.jpg
1982 GL500

Enjoy the Weekend,
willyk57
Forum: Old's Cool 03-17-2010, 06:06 AM
Replies: 127
Views: 44,818
Posted By WillyK57
Finaly Signing on One

I have been looking at the CX500/GL500 for a few years now and I am finally ready to sign on one. I don't care how ugly people think they are, I see a lot of potential. Once i have the basic...
Forum: Northeast - Greater Flugistan and home of the carpet baggers. 03-07-2010, 05:52 PM
Replies: 11,660
Views: 877,294
Posted By WillyK57
The castle like structure in the top left of the...

The castle like structure in the top left of the photo is the church where I was married. Unfortunately that doesn't help me nail the Tag, as i am currently 180 miles away in Harrisburg.

Better...
Forum: Face plant 09-15-2009, 11:33 AM
Replies: 224
Views: 55,185
Posted By WillyK57
As one more person wearing both the ADVer and the...

As one more person wearing both the ADVer and the Firefighter patch, I wish both of you strength and perseverance.
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He is lucky to have...
Forum: Ride reports 08-23-2009, 12:50 PM
Replies: 538
Views: 273,327
Posted By WillyK57
Thanks for the fantastic ride report and great...

Thanks for the fantastic ride report and great pictures. Seeing all the pictures of the people and places was inspiring. The pictures of women having a good time were greatly appreciated as well,...
Forum: Northeast - Greater Flugistan and home of the carpet baggers. 08-23-2009, 10:01 AM
Replies: 11,660
Views: 877,294
Posted By WillyK57
And Now For The New Tag.

Sorry it took this long, but the S.O. wanted to go out for a ride and when she wants to go with I don't argue.

So here it is, no additional clues should be needed in addition to the information...
Forum: Northeast - Greater Flugistan and home of the carpet baggers. 08-23-2009, 09:50 AM
Replies: 11,660
Views: 877,294
Posted By WillyK57
Shippensburg University

http://i86.photobucket.com/albums/k86/mwk572000/ADV/TAG_b.jpg
The main entrance, it brings back memories. My S.O. did a short stint here right out of high school. I was the boy that had to be...
Forum: Northeast - Greater Flugistan and home of the carpet baggers. 08-22-2009, 05:42 AM
Replies: 11,660
Views: 877,294
Posted By WillyK57
Got It

http://i86.photobucket.com/albums/k86/mwk572000/ADV/TAG.jpg

Robb Field at Shippensburg University.

More Pictures and report to come after i take the long slower way home.

Ride More,
willyk57
Forum: Northeast - Greater Flugistan and home of the carpet baggers. 07-18-2009, 07:23 PM
Replies: 11,660
Views: 877,294
Posted By WillyK57
Same pastor.....

I know it's not the right church.... I just thought it was coincidental that it was the same pastor at both churches.
Forum: Northeast - Greater Flugistan and home of the carpet baggers. 07-18-2009, 06:49 PM
Replies: 11,660
Views: 877,294
Posted By WillyK57
Same pastor.....

Did anyone else notice that both churches have the same pastor....?
:deal

:thumb
Forum: Equipment 05-12-2009, 12:18 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,430
Posted By WillyK57
Turbo City Rack

+10 On the Turbo City Rack.

I love my setup you can strap any thing to them and they are reasonably easy to bend back in to shape if you dump the bike. the hardware that came with the rack did...
Forum: The Garage 05-08-2009, 10:53 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 2,377
Posted By WillyK57
Dead Cell

I know it has been well established that the battery is toasted but I figured that I could back it up with resent personal experience.

Two weeks back my GF was having trouble with the charging...
Forum: Equipment 04-30-2009, 10:13 AM
Replies: 47
Views: 3,227
Posted By WillyK57
No More Icon Gloves For Me

I too will no longer be buying Icon gear. Shortly after getting my first motorcycle (DRZ400S, LOVE IT:clap) I picked up a pair of Icon gloves with plastic knuckle armor. Within six months the...
Forum: Thumpers 04-26-2009, 07:16 PM
Replies: 789
Views: 262,102
Posted By WillyK57
Here is my 07, 400 to add to the mix, sequoia...

Here is my 07, 400 to add to the mix, sequoia rack, tool tubes and all.

http://i86.photobucket.com/albums/k86/mwk572000/ADV/P1020110.jpg

Enjoy,
willyk57
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 04-17-2009, 07:57 PM
Replies: 7,878
Views: 1,583,131
Posted By WillyK57
I thought everyone was joking when they said that...

I thought everyone was joking when they said that that people ask about wheelying. I was coming out of a restaurant tonight and had been parked next to 4 HDs. As i was gearing up,

the HD...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 04-17-2009, 01:25 PM
Replies: 138
Views: 7,964
Posted By WillyK57
Bluhduh [quote=VFR_firefly]You don't get it. People...

[quote=VFR_firefly]You don't get it.

People have the right to do what they want up to and until they hurt someone else.]


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Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 03-18-2009, 09:00 AM
Replies: 226
Views: 30,600
Posted By WillyK57
Being an avid cyclist (bicyclist), long before...

Being an avid cyclist (bicyclist), long before becoming a “scooter jockey” (my high school engineering prof.’s term), it irritates the hell out of me when I tell people I was biking all weekend and...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 03-17-2009, 02:05 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 1,892
Posted By WillyK57
Dirty POG, I was in a pretty similar situation...

Dirty POG, I was in a pretty similar situation to yours a few years back. I grew up hearing my dad’s stories and about all his mishaps. He gave it up after I was born (I guess he thought he would...
Forum: Thumpers 10-15-2008, 01:31 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 2,923
Posted By WillyK57
DRZ 400S mpg

I run a 2007 DRZ 400S with no engine, exhaust, or gearing modifications and 5,500 miles on it. I have never gotten less than 50 mpg, and that is hammering it on the interstate with 250 lbs of rider...
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