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Forum: Thumpers 07-20-2014, 09:44 AM
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Views: 213,018
Posted By 8gv
There's a fine line between brave and foolish. I...

There's a fine line between brave and foolish. I shall pray for you my friend! :lol3
Forum: Thumpers 07-19-2014, 02:04 PM
Replies: 1,789
Views: 213,018
Posted By 8gv
Google "Rox Risers". They can bring the bars...

Google "Rox Risers". They can bring the bars back but don't have to if you prefer straight up or forward.
Forum: Ride reports 07-18-2014, 08:06 PM
Replies: 164
Views: 23,806
Posted By 8gv
When I get to better Internet I'll post up on the...

When I get to better Internet I'll post up on the ride from AR to Three Step. Ron and I partnered up for that. For now, here's a preview:

...
Forum: Ride reports 07-18-2014, 08:02 PM
Replies: 164
Views: 23,806
Posted By 8gv
Hell, I thought it said "riding without...

Hell, I thought it said "riding without skills..."

It was a good ride back with great company.

Ending up the way it did I saved $700 in shipping and $300 in airfare.

I discovered upon my...
Forum: Ride reports 07-18-2014, 07:44 PM
Replies: 164
Views: 23,806
Posted By 8gv
I can share my secret of camp cooking... ...

I can share my secret of camp cooking...

DARKNESS
Forum: Ride reports 07-18-2014, 07:42 PM
Replies: 164
Views: 23,806
Posted By 8gv
Heading into Branson MO, the roadside billboards...

Heading into Branson MO, the roadside billboards are in abundance. The roads are wide ribbons that undulate through the hills. Traffic was light in most areas but we managed to hit rush hour. It...
Forum: Ride reports 07-18-2014, 07:25 PM
Replies: 164
Views: 23,806
Posted By 8gv
It was either this or Raman Noodles... ...

It was either this or Raman Noodles...

Dinner at camp:

http://i1262.photobucket.com/albums/ii616/8gv/TAT%202014/fc4ba66550b42df96e599d7675ab7afd_zps6be86682.jpg


We chose wisely.
Forum: Ride reports 07-18-2014, 07:22 PM
Replies: 164
Views: 23,806
Posted By 8gv
Dinner at Three Step Hideaway: ...

Dinner at Three Step Hideaway:

http://i1262.photobucket.com/albums/ii616/8gv/TAT%202014/2360CEA0-5C84-4B44-A939-3C527905DB4B_zpso6d2pooy.jpg
...
Forum: Ride reports 07-18-2014, 07:14 PM
Replies: 164
Views: 23,806
Posted By 8gv
The readers of this thread will have to forgive...

The readers of this thread will have to forgive the disjointed time line. With several narrators each traveling and struggling with varying levels of Internet connectivity, one could conclude that...
Forum: Ride reports 07-18-2014, 03:55 PM
Replies: 164
Views: 23,806
Posted By 8gv
Kansas was straight, flat and very hot! ...

Kansas was straight, flat and very hot!

http://i1262.photobucket.com/albums/ii616/8gv/TAT%202014/c658aefb17efcdae45f341e0c13f9873_zps1ec9bc8c.jpg

...
Forum: Thumpers 07-16-2014, 09:21 PM
Replies: 96,287
Views: 18,164,165
Posted By 8gv
Welcome! Here is your complimentary gift...

Welcome!

Here is your complimentary gift from your forum brothers:

http://www.procycle.us/bikepages/dr650.html

Save the stickers they send you.

We are competing with the World's Laegest...
Forum: Thumpers 07-15-2014, 12:46 PM
Replies: 96,287
Views: 18,164,165
Posted By 8gv
Forgive me for missing it but, why are you...

Forgive me for missing it but, why are you disassembling this engine?
Forum: Thumpers 07-15-2014, 11:15 AM
Replies: 96,287
Views: 18,164,165
Posted By 8gv
I realize that most, if not all, of you have had...

I realize that most, if not all, of you have had your DR take a nap in an interesting place.

Am I the only one to do it on historic Route 66?
...
Forum: Canada 07-14-2014, 09:27 AM
Replies: 722
Views: 28,993
Posted By 8gv
So.... You had reduction surgery?

So....

You had reduction surgery?
Forum: Ride reports 07-14-2014, 09:15 AM
Replies: 164
Views: 23,806
Posted By 8gv
Congrats on getting to Oregon!!! Last time I...

Congrats on getting to Oregon!!!

Last time I saw you, you were heading to Wisconsin. What changed your mind?

Pics or it didn't happen...:deal
Forum: Thumpers 07-14-2014, 04:50 AM
Replies: 1,789
Views: 213,018
Posted By 8gv
If the tank is rusted you might try the...

If the tank is rusted you might try the electrolysis method to clean it. It worked for me.
Forum: Thumpers 07-13-2014, 09:31 PM
Replies: 1,789
Views: 213,018
Posted By 8gv
Pull the carb apart and soak the parts in...

Pull the carb apart and soak the parts in straight PineSol. Where gloves. Do the same with the fuel tap. Be sure to clean the tank, many times. You don't want hardened gunk to loosen up and clog...
Forum: Ride reports 07-13-2014, 09:27 PM
Replies: 164
Views: 23,806
Posted By 8gv
I was feeling rather inferior having crashed only...

I was feeling rather inferior having crashed only once all the way to Utah. :D
Forum: Ride reports 07-12-2014, 05:31 PM
Replies: 164
Views: 23,806
Posted By 8gv
I don't often crash, but when I do, I crash on...

I don't often crash, but when I do, I crash on historic roads!

Wait a minute, I crash all the time. :lol3
Forum: Thumpers 07-12-2014, 04:37 AM
Replies: 96,287
Views: 18,164,165
Posted By 8gv
I turned around in Utah. My riding partner had...

I turned around in Utah. My riding partner had an issue at home and had to go there. I've been riding 300 miles a day on pavement to get back and am 75 miles west of Tellico. Another rider,...
Forum: Thumpers 07-12-2014, 04:03 AM
Replies: 96,287
Views: 18,164,165
Posted By 8gv
DR Mystery Theatre Presents...

Only three times in its life.

Not three in a row but all on the TAT between Utah and Colorado.

It happened on start up.

The engine was cold from overnight shutdown.

It went away after a...
Forum: Thumpers 07-07-2014, 07:28 AM
Replies: 1,789
Views: 213,018
Posted By 8gv
I used Outdoor Research light weight dry bags to...

I used Outdoor Research light weight dry bags to store my water sensitive items. They required more strategy while packing the DirtBagz but were convenient for hauling gear to the tent and back.
Forum: Ride reports 07-04-2014, 07:50 PM
Replies: 164
Views: 23,806
Posted By 8gv
Three Step has... Friendly critters: ...

Three Step has...

Friendly critters:

http://i1262.photobucket.com/albums/ii616/8gv/TAT%202014/FCD706BC-84ED-4025-AF4C-14079A377547_zpssdpft4ui.jpg...
Forum: Ride reports 07-04-2014, 05:13 PM
Replies: 164
Views: 23,806
Posted By 8gv
I can atribute my conspicuous absence to Gene NOT...

I can atribute my conspicuous absence to Gene NOT telling me about this thread...

Adventure riding can be dangerous. Here's proof:
...
Forum: Ride reports 07-03-2014, 08:24 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 3,646
Posted By 8gv
Yeah I know, but I'm in Colorado riding the TAT. ...

Yeah I know, but I'm in Colorado riding the TAT.

http://i1262.photobucket.com/albums/ii616/8gv/new/D6FEDD92-7617-49B0-81CC-B04DEF28C38D_zpsg4at2qxg.jpg...
Forum: Thumpers 06-30-2014, 07:48 PM
Replies: 96,287
Views: 18,164,165
Posted By 8gv
We're at Lathrop State Park north of La Veta CO. ...

We're at Lathrop State Park north of La Veta CO. Wild winds here! DR is running great. Getting 49-50 mpg. As we head west we will likely have to work around floods, fires and washed out roads. ...
Forum: Thumpers 06-30-2014, 06:41 PM
Replies: 96,287
Views: 18,164,165
Posted By 8gv
http://i1262.photobucket.com/albums/ii616/8gv/new/...

http://i1262.photobucket.com/albums/ii616/8gv/new/D6FEDD92-7617-49B0-81CC-B04DEF28C38D_zpsg4at2qxg.jpg...
Forum: Thumpers 06-28-2014, 09:34 PM
Replies: 96,287
Views: 18,164,165
Posted By 8gv
Thanks for the brake tips. They seem to work ok,...

Thanks for the brake tips. They seem to work ok, just noisy. I cleaned up the pins when I changed them. I had no appropriate lube so I put them back clean and dry which is better than dirty and...
Forum: Thumpers 06-28-2014, 07:44 PM
Replies: 96,287
Views: 18,164,165
Posted By 8gv
My brakes are scaring the prairie dogs...

Before departing on my TAT ride I put new rear pads on. They're EBC sintered. The pre TAT shakedown ride showed no issues. A few hundred miles into the TAT they started squealing and haven't...
Forum: Thumpers 06-27-2014, 09:13 PM
Replies: 96,287
Views: 18,164,165
Posted By 8gv
Yup! Chicken fried steak burger for dinner. Yum!

Yup! Chicken fried steak burger for dinner. Yum!
Forum: Thumpers 06-27-2014, 09:07 PM
Replies: 96,287
Views: 18,164,165
Posted By 8gv
We started with Ron, Dale and I in Tellico...

We started with Ron, Dale and I in Tellico Plains. Upon reaching the TAT SHAK in AR, Dale headed home as planned. After a day of killing time, Randy, Randy and Gene arrived. We departed the SHAK...
Forum: Thumpers 06-27-2014, 06:28 PM
Replies: 96,287
Views: 18,164,165
Posted By 8gv
I'd bet those were the two who stopped to say hi...

I'd bet those were the two who stopped to say hi at Jim's Place near Hula Lake OK. I was inside waiting on our chow and my riding buddy Ron spoke to them. I think that's the water crossing a few...
Forum: Thumpers 06-27-2014, 03:59 PM
Replies: 96,287
Views: 18,164,165
Posted By 8gv
The purpose of the late picture was not to show a...

The purpose of the late picture was not to show a nice sunset. It was to hide the three inches of mud caked onto my bike. I hope to be washing it soon...in the Pacific Ocean.:wink:
Forum: Thumpers 06-27-2014, 10:52 AM
Replies: 96,287
Views: 18,164,165
Posted By 8gv
DR TAT porn...

Wah-Sha-She State Park, Hula OK:

http://i1262.photobucket.com/albums/ii616/8gv/new/56296632-6980-4904-9218-F0C1D04F494A_zps70ewjh7x.jpg...
Forum: Thumpers 06-21-2014, 08:26 PM
Replies: 96,287
Views: 18,164,165
Posted By 8gv
I'm guessing no because all our crossings have...

I'm guessing no because all our crossings have been snake free.:eek1
Forum: Thumpers 06-20-2014, 09:22 PM
Replies: 96,287
Views: 18,164,165
Posted By 8gv
I'll go riding with you Sunday. Oh wait a...

I'll go riding with you Sunday.

Oh wait a minute, I can't go 'cause I'm in Mississippi riding the TAT!
:lol3
Forum: Ride reports 06-19-2014, 10:04 PM
Replies: 408
Views: 80,034
Posted By 8gv
Hey Augie, We just started the TAT in TN this...

Hey Augie,
We just started the TAT in TN this week and ran into an old guy with a pony tail riding a yellow ATV. It was at the largest stream crossing. He mentioned that two guys recently passed...
Forum: Thumpers 06-17-2014, 02:12 PM
Replies: 96,287
Views: 18,164,165
Posted By 8gv
Congrats!!! Hence forth you will be known as...

Congrats!!!

Hence forth you will be known as

THE GASKETEER!
Forum: Thumpers 06-15-2014, 05:17 AM
Replies: 96,287
Views: 18,164,165
Posted By 8gv
Happy Father's Day DR Dads! May all your...

Happy Father's Day DR Dads!

May all your gifts come from ProCycle!
Forum: Thumpers 06-15-2014, 05:15 AM
Replies: 96,287
Views: 18,164,165
Posted By 8gv
I'm probably a little late with this but Clayton...

I'm probably a little late with this but Clayton has a great cafe.

http://ujclayton.com/

Try this burger from their menu:

"Smoke House...BBQ Pork, cheddar, bacon & fried onions"

Don't...
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