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Forum: Road warriors 09-15-2014, 05:38 PM
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Posted By ORexpat
Orsurf, gorgeous photos from your trip! More...

Orsurf, gorgeous photos from your trip! More stunning countryside on sweet bikes with even sweeter company!! :clap

And nice job on the exhaust--I was just too cheap to order those parts, when I...
Forum: Road warriors 09-15-2014, 01:39 PM
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Posted By ORexpat
No negative consequences. As to whether or not...

No negative consequences. As to whether or not it helps the handling . . . I made several mods at once, so hard to say what caused what effect. Hagons on the rear, Race Tech front, raised the forks...
Forum: Road warriors 09-11-2014, 02:46 PM
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Posted By ORexpat
Welcome aboard! :clap

Welcome aboard! :clap
Forum: Road warriors 09-11-2014, 09:23 AM
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Posted By ORexpat
No problem, really. I was responding to a post,...

No problem, really. I was responding to a post, perhaps on the Yahoo Group-notice the inmate correcting me above-where an owner was having issues with the electrical circuit that controls the...
Forum: Road warriors 09-10-2014, 07:10 PM
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Views: 533,023
Posted By ORexpat
Oops, I was thinking of the problem with the...

Oops, I was thinking of the problem with the taillights and blinkers . . .

Ah well, gettin' old's not all it's cracked up to be! :rofl:rofl
Forum: Road warriors 09-10-2014, 06:29 PM
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Posted By ORexpat
Wink Yes, Virginia-there really is a grommet back there . .

Stuck the camera up in the bike's nether regions. She didn't object or kick me, I'm a little worried about her character now . . .

Here's a photo of the mud-encrusted rubber grommet in question....
Forum: Road warriors 09-09-2014, 02:32 PM
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Posted By ORexpat
There's a rubber grommet in mine where the wiring...

There's a rubber grommet in mine where the wiring passes through the fender. It would be really easy for chaffing to happen here without some sort of protection for the wiring.
Forum: Road warriors 09-03-2014, 01:41 PM
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Posted By ORexpat
You can see his camera in one photo of my post,...

You can see his camera in one photo of my post, the one where he's standing beside his bike. Left handlebar, IIRC. Sure works well.
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 09-03-2014, 12:18 AM
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Posted By ORexpat
You might post the bike on the W650 thread. Very...

You might post the bike on the W650 thread. Very well might find someone interested.
Forum: Road warriors 09-02-2014, 04:43 PM
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Posted By ORexpat
And for today's news on the Dubya front . . . . ...

And for today's news on the Dubya front . . . .


First,


http://i153.photobucket.com/albums/s208/ORexpat/W650/IMG_0590_zpsbee4cd3b.jpg


Followed shortly by
Forum: Road warriors 09-02-2014, 04:39 PM
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Posted By ORexpat
orsurf, thanks for posting--that's a very cool...

orsurf, thanks for posting--that's a very cool time-lapse video.
Forum: Road warriors 09-02-2014, 12:50 PM
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Posted By ORexpat
Wicked Whatever Happened to the Pacific Northwet Dubya Wrally?

Good grief, time flies so quickly and I've been such a bad boy . . . .


We should call this the "Mountains to the Sea Tour."

The "Wrally went off as scheduled, with orsurf76 and RetroRuari...
Forum: Pics, pics, pics... 09-01-2014, 09:43 PM
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Posted By ORexpat
Nice photos in this thread. . . Another...

Nice photos in this thread. . .

Another contribution, but not as spectacular as some. Recent trip to Obstruction Point, Olympic National Park. Light touch on the HDR.
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Forum: Pics, pics, pics... 08-29-2014, 10:23 AM
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Posted By ORexpat
Olympic National Park

Mt Olympus from Obstruction Point Road.

http://i153.photobucket.com/albums/s208/ORexpat/2014-08-27at10-02-07_HDR_zpse48de2c9.jpg
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 08-28-2014, 07:59 AM
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Posted By ORexpat
Well, if you get really out west, drop by and see...

Well, if you get really out west, drop by and see us. :wink:

Hasn't rained out here in weeks! There, I've jinxed it-supposed to rain this weekend. :rofl:rofl
Forum: Road warriors 08-13-2014, 07:21 PM
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Posted By ORexpat
:rofl:rofl:rofl Thought I recognized that...

:rofl:rofl:rofl

Thought I recognized that area . . .

http://i153.photobucket.com/albums/s208/ORexpat/Horse%20Cnty%20MC%20Ride%204_3_11/IMG_4146.jpg

Same area, different silo. Pretty...
Forum: Road warriors 08-13-2014, 05:29 PM
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Posted By ORexpat
Almost looks like I've been there . . . is that...

Almost looks like I've been there . . . is that west of Halfway, between Marshal and The Plains? :ear

Maybe it's just the silo . . . .
Forum: Road warriors 08-10-2014, 05:10 PM
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Posted By ORexpat
+ 1 on the scrambler photos.

+ 1 on the scrambler photos.
Forum: Road warriors 08-07-2014, 09:41 PM
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Posted By ORexpat
PNW Wrally, Aug 15-17

"Last Call" for the Wrally next weekend . . . PM's sent to those who've indicated interest.

Any other interested inmates who want to ride a bit west of Seattle next weekend, drop me a PM!
Forum: Road warriors 08-07-2014, 04:20 PM
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Posted By ORexpat
Well, those holes in the bevel drive cover sure...

Well, those holes in the bevel drive cover sure won't muffle any noise that you might not have noticed before.

I've heard, but sure can't vouch, that the bevel can be adjusted to either quiet at...
Forum: Road warriors 07-27-2014, 01:10 PM
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Posted By ORexpat
Excellent. Another reason to love the Dub.

Excellent. Another reason to love the Dub.
Forum: Road warriors 07-27-2014, 08:26 AM
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Posted By ORexpat
Good luck, hope its that simple! I'm in...

Good luck, hope its that simple!

I'm in Republic at the Cascade Country Rendevous, heading up to the Sasquatch tour. On the GS.
Forum: Road warriors 07-23-2014, 05:02 PM
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Posted By ORexpat
Definitely quotation marks! Right now, I'm...

Definitely quotation marks! Right now, I'm thinking 4 or 5, including me. Add one if Mrs. orsurf comes too!

There might be a few local riders join us Saturday. Non-Dubya folks are welcome of...
Forum: Road warriors 07-23-2014, 02:54 PM
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Posted By ORexpat
Talking 2nd Annual Pacific Northwet Wrally, 15-17 August -Update and Teaser

Now that it's getting closer to August and this year's "Wrally" I thought I'd tease y'all with a few photos I took earlier this year of some of the places we might ride:

Olympic Mountains from...
Forum: Road warriors 07-16-2014, 04:59 PM
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Posted By ORexpat
Nice find! Fits the look of the bike too. ...

Nice find! Fits the look of the bike too.


Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk, but no younger or faster . . .
Forum: Road warriors 07-15-2014, 07:31 AM
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Posted By ORexpat
Torque Values

The service manual has:

Torque - Engine Sprocket Nut: 125 N-m (13.0 kg-m, 94 ft-lbs)
Torque - Rear Sprocket Nut: 74 N-m (7,5 kg-m, 54 ft-lbs)
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 07-13-2014, 08:27 AM
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Posted By ORexpat
"That ain't Virginia, Toto!" Great photo,...

"That ain't Virginia, Toto!"

Great photo, Skippii. I see you made it out west! :clap:clap
Forum: Road warriors 07-12-2014, 10:18 AM
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Posted By ORexpat
Welcome to the asylum! :clap

Welcome to the asylum! :clap
Forum: Road warriors 07-11-2014, 09:32 PM
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Posted By ORexpat
Valves are about every 12K miles, IIRC. Mine...

Valves are about every 12K miles, IIRC. Mine were checked by the dealer at 5K miles, who said they were "OK." I checked them at 12K and 7 of 8 were out of spec.

Longer term preventative...
Forum: Road warriors 07-07-2014, 05:53 PM
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Posted By ORexpat
And a great RR it is! Now all you east...

And a great RR it is!

Now all you east coast folks (and I was one for way too many years) can see why we love it so much out here!

I really like your route selection. Oregon has such a huge...
Forum: Day Trippin' 07-07-2014, 05:50 PM
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Posted By ORexpat
Great ride report! I agree--Bakeoven Road into...

Great ride report! I agree--Bakeoven Road into Maupin, and NF 42 are fabulous rides. Sounds like you guys had a fantastic time!
Forum: Road warriors 07-06-2014, 09:45 PM
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Posted By ORexpat
Good plan! I sorta butchered the electric knife...

Good plan! I sorta butchered the electric knife part, but was able to recover with the belt sander. It's really easy to take off too much foam with either tool though. The recovering was pretty...
Forum: Road warriors 07-06-2014, 06:09 PM
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Posted By ORexpat
FS 25, I'll bet! ...

FS 25, I'll bet!

http://i153.photobucket.com/albums/s208/ORexpat/John%20Day-Chief%20Joseph%20Rally%202013/IMG_1697_zps003926cc.jpg

And they mean it! I managed to bottom out my oilhead GS...
Forum: Road warriors 07-06-2014, 06:06 PM
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Posted By ORexpat
Yup; you'll want to try the Dart screen too. I...

Yup; you'll want to try the Dart screen too. I like it . . .
Forum: Road warriors 07-06-2014, 04:44 PM
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Posted By ORexpat
Saddle Surgery

I suspect most of you who've got a year 2000 saddle hate the thing as much as I do. Riding that thing always gives me the "30 minute wedgie." Really uncomfortable after a very short time on the...
Forum: Road warriors 07-03-2014, 03:22 PM
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Posted By ORexpat
Yep. I think they're also a touch shorter than...

Yep. I think they're also a touch shorter than some grips.
Forum: Road warriors 07-02-2014, 01:13 PM
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Posted By ORexpat
Nice! Glad the weather cooperated as you dropped...

Nice! Glad the weather cooperated as you dropped east of the Cascades.

SweetBird and I spent our 25th anniversary at Crater Lake Lodge--I'm afraid to say how long ago that was; made the...
Forum: Road warriors 07-01-2014, 06:22 PM
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Posted By ORexpat
We're looking forward to it!

We're looking forward to it!
Forum: Road warriors 06-30-2014, 08:25 PM
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Posted By ORexpat
Jeez, you'd think I'd know that off the top of my...

Jeez, you'd think I'd know that off the top of my head . . . :shog . . . but I don't! I usually buy my filters at the local Kwaker dealer and get a crush washer at the same time.

I seem to recall...
Forum: Road warriors 06-26-2014, 09:35 PM
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Posted By ORexpat
Givi Rear Rack

Put the Givi rack on this morning. Pretty easy . . .

Seat needs to come off, then remove the plastic tray at the rear of the seat pan area, where the owner's manual can be strapped down.
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