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Forum: Ride reports 07-16-2014, 06:18 PM
Replies: 68
Views: 4,519
Posted By Tripletreat
Excellent RR. Thanks for posting the pix and...

Excellent RR. Thanks for posting the pix and commentary. I rode through that area long ago. Now I'm dreaming of returning. Got to do that again before I become too decrepit! But, how to sell...
Forum: Airheads 07-04-2014, 06:46 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,220
Posted By Tripletreat
Don't be such pessimists! It could be something...

Don't be such pessimists! It could be something as "normal" as a summer vacation.
I don't know, just sayin'.... :wink:
Forum: The Rockies – It's all downhill from here... 07-04-2014, 06:42 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 1,554
Posted By Tripletreat
Sharp looking bike. Honda did a good job with...

Sharp looking bike. Honda did a good job with the accessory panniers.
Is the tall windscreen effective?
Forum: Thumpers 07-01-2014, 10:12 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 777
Posted By Tripletreat
I like the color too. For those who know zip...

I like the color too. For those who know zip about this model, what is the engine size? Is it a twin?
Forum: Old's Cool 06-29-2014, 06:07 PM
Replies: 261
Views: 50,541
Posted By Tripletreat
I own a K100RS. I am a 6'3" senior citizen. My...

I own a K100RS. I am a 6'3" senior citizen. My knees do not like to be bent at sharp angles, no way, no how. I solved the problem by having Rick Mayer in NorCal redo the seat. Now I have a...
Forum: Vendors 06-27-2014, 04:17 PM
Replies: 146
Views: 30,350
Posted By Tripletreat
I visited the L D Comfort website. Where on the...

I visited the L D Comfort website. Where on the on-line order form does one enter the Adv7Ship discount code?
Or did that opportunity go away?
Forum: Pacific Northwet - Where it's green. And wet. 06-19-2014, 09:35 PM
Replies: 1,330
Views: 75,035
Posted By Tripletreat
Beautiful photos, Rider. Thanks for posting...

Beautiful photos, Rider. Thanks for posting those! :clap
Forum: Vendors 06-18-2014, 07:55 AM
Replies: 200
Views: 68,003
Posted By Tripletreat
Hi Dan, The bike has heated grips and removing...

Hi Dan,
The bike has heated grips and removing the Vibranators will be far more trouble than I'm willing to go through. Sorry, they are staying put.
Forum: Vendors 06-17-2014, 04:35 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 501
Posted By Tripletreat
The Aerostich offerings are limited. The better...

The Aerostich offerings are limited. The better quality stuff is sold as a set with elbow, hips and maybe shoulder (?) pads for a lot of $$$. I would like some TF 4 or 5 for the knees only.
There...
Forum: Vendors 06-17-2014, 04:32 PM
Replies: 200
Views: 68,003
Posted By Tripletreat
I put a pair on my 1983 R100RS and really...

I put a pair on my 1983 R100RS and really couldn't tell much improvement. That said, the vibration level before I installed them was pretty low....
In hindsight, I think it was a waste of my money...
Forum: Vendors 06-16-2014, 05:34 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 501
Posted By Tripletreat
where to buy after market "armor"

The knee armor in my riding pants is too uncomfortable for extended use. "New tech" armor feels like soft foam yet stiffens when struck (sorry, I don't know the proper brand name for it.) I'd like...
Forum: The Garage 05-25-2014, 04:19 PM
Replies: 758
Views: 119,561
Posted By Tripletreat
Thanks Dirty. I can wait the 24 hrs. for it to...

Thanks Dirty. I can wait the 24 hrs. for it to set up, so I'll go ahead without worrying about the primer.
It's a pity that the local auto supply stores don't typically stock this sealant. It...
Forum: Old's Cool 05-25-2014, 06:40 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 994
Posted By Tripletreat
Grant is in Madrid now. He restores Laverdas to...

Grant is in Madrid now. He restores Laverdas to a very high standard, and he has been buying/selling them for a good while.
Forum: The Garage 05-24-2014, 09:22 PM
Replies: 758
Views: 119,561
Posted By Tripletreat
Hey Dirty, I've been wrestling with the...

Hey Dirty, I've been wrestling with the oil/coolant pump on my BMW K bike. It's difficult to make oil/coolant tight, as there are no gaskets between the pump/engine case or the pump cover. Having...
Forum: Old's Cool 05-08-2014, 05:57 PM
Replies: 261
Views: 50,541
Posted By Tripletreat
Check out YouTube videos. They'll tell you all...

Check out YouTube videos. They'll tell you all about that.
Forum: Thumpers 05-03-2014, 07:51 PM
Replies: 23,681
Views: 3,969,272
Posted By Tripletreat
What's the story on the coolant overflow tank on...

What's the story on the coolant overflow tank on these bikes? I was futzing around with my still-pretty-new-to-me DR-Z 400S and I noticed the tank is empty. I pulled the side cover to put some...
Forum: Pacific Northwet - Where it's green. And wet. 04-27-2014, 12:05 PM
Replies: 8,505
Sticky: PNW Flea Market
Views: 2,133,259
Posted By Tripletreat
K100RS Panniers

I need to find a new home for the panniers from a 1985 K100RS. They are in good shape, all the locks work and there is a key included. They have those panels of reflector stuff on the rear that looks...
Forum: The Garage 04-21-2014, 09:11 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,568
Posted By Tripletreat
Why would you want to use those goofy things? ...

Why would you want to use those goofy things? They were created to facilitate quick assembly at the factory (e.g., save money). Replacing them with worn drive hose clamps is what I did after...
Forum: The Garage 04-18-2014, 07:20 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 445
Posted By Tripletreat
Yes, the ebay items would work. Oddly, Ebay was...

Yes, the ebay items would work. Oddly, Ebay was the first place I searched and couldn't find any.
Weird.
Thanks for pointing me back there.
Forum: The Garage 04-17-2014, 09:50 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 445
Posted By Tripletreat
HT ignition wires

I have some solid core ignition wire I plan to use to upgrade my bike's ignition. But, I can't locate a source for those metal connectors that are used on the wire's ends. Local auto supply places...
Forum: Ride reports 03-31-2014, 09:43 PM
Replies: 81
Views: 7,440
Posted By Tripletreat
Your photos are wonderful, Moon. I'm very happy...

Your photos are wonderful, Moon. I'm very happy you take the time to share your adventure with us. :clap You are a brave and beautiful young lady.
There are almost no trees there. Is that...
Forum: Ride reports 03-30-2014, 09:51 AM
Replies: 195
Views: 29,178
Posted By Tripletreat
I'm sadden to have to add my regrets to your...

I'm sadden to have to add my regrets to your recent experience in SoCal. But, it sounds like you have the resolve needed to keep this from souring the rest of your trip. It's always best to put shit...
Forum: Ride reports 03-28-2014, 09:59 PM
Replies: 195
Views: 29,178
Posted By Tripletreat
A lot of inmates enjoy 2-wheeled adventures; some...

A lot of inmates enjoy 2-wheeled adventures; some 3-. It looks like you've upped the game considerably Mr. Cob. Would that be an 11-wheeled adventure you've sketched out? :wink:
Forum: Thumpers 03-28-2014, 09:49 PM
Replies: 23,681
Views: 3,969,272
Posted By Tripletreat
Understand. Thanks WayneJ.

Understand. Thanks WayneJ.
Forum: Thumpers 03-28-2014, 01:59 PM
Replies: 23,681
Views: 3,969,272
Posted By Tripletreat
What happened to the post with the link to the...

What happened to the post with the link to the DR-Z service manual that can be downloaded???
Got me a 16GB pin drive and came back to download it and now.... vanished :huh
Forum: Ride reports 03-28-2014, 08:36 AM
Replies: 346
Views: 100,901
Posted By Tripletreat
Welcome! I think you're going to have a great...

Welcome! I think you're going to have a great adventure here in North America. We can offer support for you if you come through Idaho. I'm looking forward to your reports! :clap
Forum: Americas 03-26-2014, 10:25 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 774
Posted By Tripletreat
Texas? Why ride to Texas? Is there ferry...

Texas? Why ride to Texas? Is there ferry service from Texas to southern Mex.?
Forum: Americas 03-25-2014, 04:41 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 774
Posted By Tripletreat
Yucatán maybe be pretty flat, but it's full of...

Yucatán maybe be pretty flat, but it's full of fantastic Mayan ruins and has some great beaches. In addition, swimming in a cenote is on my bucket list of stuff to do before I check out.
I love...
Forum: Americas 03-25-2014, 10:36 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 774
Posted By Tripletreat
Panama City to El Progreso, which I think is...

Panama City to El Progreso, which I think is Campeche. See here:
http://www.lineaships.com/index.html
Forum: Americas 03-25-2014, 10:26 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 774
Posted By Tripletreat
shipping Florida-Yucatán

Linea Peninsula operates a freighter between Florida and Yucatán or Campeche. Has anyone shipped their bike via that carrier? I'm wondering if that wouldn't be a good way to ride that part of Mexico...
Forum: Thumpers 03-20-2014, 10:04 PM
Replies: 23,681
Views: 3,969,272
Posted By Tripletreat
Now that temps are rising, I'm preparing to ride...

Now that temps are rising, I'm preparing to ride my new/used DR-Z 400S virtually for the first time. I've never owned a dual sport before. The bike has Pirelli nobbies mounted now. I'll be riding...
Forum: Day Trippin' 03-19-2014, 09:40 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 578
Posted By Tripletreat
¿Estas corriendo por la Ruta de Santiago en moto?...

¿Estas corriendo por la Ruta de Santiago en moto? ¿Es la ruta que también le llaman La Caminata de Santiago de Compostela?
Pensaba en hacer esa este verano pero tengo mis dudas pues no estoy nada...
Forum: Airheads 03-04-2014, 09:17 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,145
Posted By Tripletreat
My 1983 R100RS has sported a Bill Mayer saddle...

My 1983 R100RS has sported a Bill Mayer saddle for the last 5 years. I bought the biggest "blank" available for customization to suit my backside. I did the ride-in option, which is the only way to...
Forum: Road warriors 02-23-2014, 12:45 PM
Replies: 4,031
Views: 589,084
Posted By Tripletreat
I've never ridden one, but sitting on one in the...

I've never ridden one, but sitting on one in the showroom I found it was kind of a bummer. It's a beautiful motorcycle, with amazing attention to detail. But I'm 6'3" and I cannot imagine I could...
Forum: Thumpers 02-18-2014, 09:13 PM
Replies: 23,681
Views: 3,969,272
Posted By Tripletreat
My hat is off to you. You're a far tougher rider...

My hat is off to you. You're a far tougher rider than I. I'd have called a taxi!
Forum: Old's Cool 02-18-2014, 09:07 PM
Replies: 261
Views: 50,541
Posted By Tripletreat
Beautiful bike. You're a lucky man! :clap

Beautiful bike. You're a lucky man! :clap
Forum: Ride reports 02-17-2014, 08:55 AM
Replies: 165
Views: 16,767
Posted By Tripletreat
Back in the intro to this report you showed us...

Back in the intro to this report you showed us your DR-Z (?) shod with nobbies. Have most of your travels been on paved surfaces? Have you changed tires yet? Is finding the necessary sizes an...
Forum: Thumpers 02-16-2014, 06:43 PM
Replies: 23,681
Views: 3,969,272
Posted By Tripletreat
I'm the new owner of a used DR-Z400S in excellent...

I'm the new owner of a used DR-Z400S in excellent condition. The weather's not favored riding my new bike, so I've passed the time shopping for farkels. It has an aftermarket tank (about 4 gallons I...
Forum: Ride reports 02-16-2014, 08:51 AM
Replies: 165
Views: 16,767
Posted By Tripletreat
Great ride report! I'm particularly happy to...

Great ride report! I'm particularly happy to read that the Belmar is still open in Mazatlán. Over the years I stayed there many times. The location is tops and the atmosphere is far better than up...
Forum: The Garage 02-15-2014, 05:43 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,303
Posted By Tripletreat
That's an interesting idea. I'm totally ignorant...

That's an interesting idea. I'm totally ignorant of that material, but after watching a couple of vids on YouTube, I have to ask, how would you close up the tank after you remove the buck or...
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