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Forum: Pacific Northwet - Where it's green. And wet. 12-01-2014, 08:12 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 601
Posted By orforester
Don't forget or not stop at Hecta Head light...

Don't forget or not stop at Hecta Head light house, it is a must do, if you are there around 9:00 to 10:00, wait to the fog to lift, it is worth the time. Beachcombers in Old town Florence is a...
Forum: Old's Cool 11-25-2014, 08:40 PM
Replies: 1,992
Views: 340,673
Posted By orforester
Thumper, they look like they will work, but the...

Thumper, they look like they will work, but the ones I remember bolted to the upper engine mount bolts. and then the lower bolts. These look like they might work, but .... not what I bought in...
Forum: Old's Cool 11-25-2014, 08:38 PM
Replies: 284
Views: 60,342
Posted By orforester
Limey, thought you were going for the K75? What...

Limey, thought you were going for the K75? What happened?
Forum: Road warriors 11-22-2014, 08:25 PM
Replies: 2,137
Views: 349,397
Posted By orforester
+3 on the K75 Limey, I have a K100RT and I love...

+3 on the K75 Limey, I have a K100RT and I love it in colder weather otherwise it is just plain too hot. K75 is much smoother and cooler running. Go for it!
Forum: Road warriors 10-25-2014, 08:15 PM
Replies: 2,137
Views: 349,397
Posted By orforester
Frogy, I have extra fairings from my conversion...

Frogy, I have extra fairings from my conversion of RS to RT project, no RS fairings, but two front fairings and many or all of the lower pieces and mounts, as I made the RS into RT.

Being older,...
Forum: Road warriors 10-24-2014, 10:02 PM
Replies: 2,137
Views: 349,397
Posted By orforester
Picked up my new fleet addition on Saturday, 2008...

Picked up my new fleet addition on Saturday, 2008 R1200RT, dark blue. Cool bike, 33K, good price lots of "extra" goodies with it, for a good price.

Despite what people say about Harleys and...
Forum: Old's Cool 10-21-2014, 07:40 PM
Replies: 284
Views: 60,342
Posted By orforester
Dragwn, I know a guy who has a set of all keyed...

Dragwn, I know a guy who has a set of all keyed alike bags, but no key, 051 key, he has them on IBMWR, or PM me! $100 and they are in good shape.

Bob
Forum: Old's Cool 10-15-2014, 08:30 PM
Replies: 284
Views: 60,342
Posted By orforester
Anyone interested in some RT fairings? I have...

Anyone interested in some RT fairings? I have two fronts, three sides, 4 battery covers, and a bunch more stuff, some 85 style and some post 85.

Would go CHEAP, I mean CHEAP, you pay shipping,...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 12-06-2013, 12:31 PM
Replies: 63
Views: 8,845
Posted By orforester
Nope, every bike I ever wanted I have bought and...

Nope, every bike I ever wanted I have bought and some twice or three times. Had 6 Yamaha XS 650's, three RD 350's, two Honda Ascots, tow BMW's, Three Harleys, hum, two Hodakas and Triumph 250. ...
Forum: Road warriors 12-01-2013, 08:35 PM
Replies: 2,137
Views: 349,397
Posted By orforester
FY RS I am converting to an RT! ...

FY RS I am converting to an RT! http://i155.photobucket.com/albums/s301/orforester/85Kbike-9-132.jpg

Here is where it is at now! A huge pile of parts ALL over the shop!
...
Forum: Old's Cool 10-01-2013, 08:50 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,663
Posted By orforester
Kinda sounds like your water/oil pump is going...

Kinda sounds like your water/oil pump is going south, is there anti freeze coming out the weep hole under the pump?

It sure sounds a lot louder than any K75 I have heard. Try posting on the...
Forum: Trip Planning 02-03-2013, 11:34 AM
Replies: 53
Views: 17,447
Posted By orforester
Some of you guys are just dumb. Gas is flamable,...

Some of you guys are just dumb. Gas is flamable, don't carry it wih bunge cords and shit hanging everywhere, you know that stuff explodes! Geez, use some common sense.

The guy on the Suzuki...
Forum: Road warriors 02-03-2013, 11:05 AM
Replies: 56
Views: 5,044
Posted By orforester
Doc, I don't think you can go wrong with a Conny,...

Doc, I don't think you can go wrong with a Conny, they are great bikes.

I also think you could find an older K bike that would be cheaper and run like the wind, 91 - 95, I have an 89 RS, like...
Forum: Pacific Northwet - Where it's green. And wet. 01-05-2013, 06:05 PM
Replies: 76
Views: 9,074
Posted By orforester
Man have you ever lived in that area? There is...

Man have you ever lived in that area? There is no employment what so ever. Coos County is depressing, unless you hunt and fish. I lived there 19 years and then was paroled and moved to the Valley....
Forum: Thumpers 12-15-2012, 09:50 AM
Replies: 1,978
Views: 252,072
Posted By orforester
Does not look like mine, mine is a rectangle.

Does not look like mine, mine is a rectangle.
Forum: Pacific Northwet - Where it's green. And wet. 12-15-2012, 09:46 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,262
Posted By orforester
Like Smilin I live in Lebanon, and commuted to...

Like Smilin I live in Lebanon, and commuted to Corvallis for work, highway is nice, straight and no problem, game day is bad, and rush hour is 4:45 to 5:30, mornings are never bad. Weather is a...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 11-27-2012, 05:12 PM
Replies: 109
Views: 7,541
Posted By orforester
As was mentioned, your call. I dated my wife on...

As was mentioned, your call. I dated my wife on a RD 350 and have never been without a bike, even with two kids, now 26 and 28. Still riding and enjoying all 5 bikes. Didn't have alot of miles for...
Forum: Thumpers 11-25-2012, 03:18 PM
Replies: 1,978
Views: 252,072
Posted By orforester
I know it is here somewhere, but does anyone have...

I know it is here somewhere, but does anyone have any specs for a luggage rack for 82 XT 550? I was hoping to use the toolbag as well and rack. Put a spare gas tank on the rack.

Thanks, Bob
Forum: Beasts 11-22-2012, 09:13 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 5,645
Posted By orforester
Congrads, I was going to offer up the V-Strom, as...

Congrads, I was going to offer up the V-Strom, as I think it is a nice bike for touring and some gravel, Adventure touring they call it. But since you bought the triump, more power to ya, keep the...
Forum: Old's Cool 11-22-2012, 09:00 PM
Replies: 106
Views: 9,547
Posted By orforester
I agree with Vicenthd. I ride a Harley, 08...

I agree with Vicenthd. I ride a Harley, 08 Electra...bagger. It is nuts on reliable, they are kinda like Les Schwab, lots of dealers and service and parts are everywhere...if I were to need them. ...
Forum: Pacific Northwet - Where it's green. And wet. 10-20-2012, 10:23 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 2,308
Posted By orforester
Grasshopper walks into the bar Bartender...

Grasshopper walks into the bar

Bartender says we have a drink named after you

Grasshopper says I'll have a Bob.
Forum: Equipment 10-20-2012, 10:03 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 2,818
Posted By orforester
I fight fires all summer for the past 35 years,...

I fight fires all summer for the past 35 years, now mostly a camp slug, but sleeping in a tent is my life. Had one a while back I fugured I slpet in for a year and half. I read the REI tent guide...
Forum: Pacific Northwet - Where it's green. And wet. 10-14-2012, 11:13 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,647
Posted By orforester
Not sure where you are ending on first day, but...

Not sure where you are ending on first day, but Godendale was mentioned. I have stayed at: http://www.wascohouse.biz/

The owner is a biker and the rate is cheap, very nice place, no real...
Forum: Pacific Northwet - Where it's green. And wet. 09-11-2012, 10:02 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,740
Posted By orforester
I disagree, Goldendale is a nice quiet town, not...

I disagree, Goldendale is a nice quiet town, not nearly as much wind as Hood River, not so hot as The Dalles, nice rides all around for street or off road. Easy access to Stump town. Yeah it is a...
Forum: Road warriors 09-02-2012, 09:56 PM
Replies: 56
Views: 7,905
Posted By orforester
I am with you Igg, I have a FLHT and a Flying...

I am with you Igg, I have a FLHT and a Flying Brick (K100RS), and a XT 550 for those adventure tours. Each has it's own place, and I feel like the more the merrier. There is no perfect bike,...
Forum: Airheads 09-02-2012, 09:48 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,360
Posted By orforester
IU would echo the above, I have 5 chargers hooked...

IU would echo the above, I have 5 chargers hooked up. Keep them on all the time, never had an issue, other than some water being added every so often. Had them for at least 10 years.
Forum: Thumpers 06-03-2012, 07:28 PM
Replies: 1,978
Views: 252,072
Posted By orforester
First you drill the hole out to the size stated...

First you drill the hole out to the size stated in the directions, not sure, something like 11/32, but directions tell you. Then you use the tap to tap out the new threads. Then use the insert tool...
Forum: Thumpers 06-02-2012, 08:34 PM
Replies: 1,978
Views: 252,072
Posted By orforester
Yeah I got it at Shucks or Autozone. Spendy...

Yeah I got it at Shucks or Autozone. Spendy devil around $36 US. Emhart Technologies #5546-6 M6x1 that is 6 mm by 1.00 thread. http://i155.photobucket.com/albums/s301/orforester/P6020040.jpg
Forum: Thumpers 06-01-2012, 08:51 PM
Replies: 1,978
Views: 252,072
Posted By orforester
Just fixed mine last week with Helicoil. ...

Just fixed mine last week with Helicoil. Actually on the long bolt I used two. Seems to hold just fine. You have to take the cover off, as there are lots of metal shaving invovled in the fix and...
Forum: Old's Cool 05-23-2012, 05:52 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,897
Posted By orforester
Yours looked pretty darn good in the field, and...

Yours looked pretty darn good in the field, and it was a tough call on who should have been first. All really nice bikes, too bad it rained half the day. I love the show.

Bob
Forum: Pacific Northwet - Where it's green. And wet. 05-19-2012, 09:37 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,331
Posted By orforester
Having been employed by FS for 35 years, DO NOT...

Having been employed by FS for 35 years, DO NOT wear your uniform and ride around gates. They will make an example of you. Actually you should not ride around gates at all now, they will make and...
Forum: Pacific Northwet - Where it's green. And wet. 05-17-2012, 09:58 AM
Replies: 209
Views: 14,749
Posted By orforester
Just got back from three days in this country....

Just got back from three days in this country. Overnighted at Burns, to Narrows, and then to Rome and Jordon Valley, over to Weiser and then Baker City with a buddy.

Bugs are out everywhere, take...
Forum: Thumpers 04-20-2012, 08:42 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,266
Posted By orforester
I just bought one, used it a couple of times,...

I just bought one, used it a couple of times, seems to work great on my K bike. Enough to hold it while I shake out my hand. It does attach easily, but then I have superbike grips. Will not work...
Forum: Pacific Northwet - Where it's green. And wet. 04-05-2012, 07:36 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,461
Posted By orforester
Don't know about up north, but Baker City got 8...

Don't know about up north, but Baker City got 8 inches on Wed. I would suspect the passes are still snow covered.
Forum: Pacific Northwet - Where it's green. And wet. 03-22-2012, 09:13 PM
Replies: 81
Views: 4,360
Posted By orforester
I would suggest you find one that fits you. My...

I would suggest you find one that fits you. My K100 is quite tall, so would do for your size, but you might be cramped. The Beemers keep going and going, with some Mtnce. A used K100 LT comes to...
Forum: Pacific Northwet - Where it's green. And wet. 12-27-2011, 11:24 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,764
Posted By orforester
I work on Wildland fires all summer long and...

I work on Wildland fires all summer long and agree with all the other posts, I find Verizon to be the best for overall coverage in the West, North/South Dakota, Montana, Utah, OR/WA/CA. You will...
Forum: Pacific Northwet - Where it's green. And wet. 12-27-2011, 11:08 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,846
Posted By orforester
Japanese Gardens and Zoo, OSMI, downtown is cool....

Japanese Gardens and Zoo, OSMI, downtown is cool. Walking around near PSU is fun, and pretty.
Forum: Road warriors 12-21-2011, 10:32 AM
Replies: 5,089
Views: 393,903
Posted By orforester
I bought my first HD in 2003, loved it so much I...

I bought my first HD in 2003, loved it so much I bought another in 08. But it is in my garage with 2 yamaha, another Harley and a BMW.

I know this will start a fight, but I find Harley riders...
Forum: Old's Cool 12-12-2011, 11:23 AM
Replies: 137
Views: 22,909
Posted By orforester
First Bike was a 64 Yamaha 80. Rode it...

First Bike was a 64 Yamaha 80. Rode it everywhere, but not for long, sold it quickly as it had no power
http://motorbike-search-engine.co.uk/classic_bikes/YAMAHA-Y20.jpg

My next bike was a 1971...
Forum: The Rockies It's all downhill from here... 12-12-2011, 10:50 AM
Replies: 48
Views: 5,753
Posted By orforester
Change fork oil, engine oil, antifreeze, shock,...

Change fork oil, engine oil, antifreeze, shock, tires, lube everything, oh ride the other bike that does not need anything. Oh and repair the tank leak!!
...
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