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Forum: Pacific Northwet - Where it's green. And wet. 06-25-2015, 06:34 AM
Replies: 687
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Posted By Gramp-Z
Nice Pics LB ! Did you notice the tiny house up...

Nice Pics LB ! Did you notice the tiny house up above Troy before Flora ? It was way above the road near the top . Sorry for the quality , but cheap old camera did its best . ...
Forum: Pacific Northwet - Where it's green. And wet. 06-16-2015, 05:17 PM
Replies: 687
Views: 45,585
Posted By Gramp-Z
Oops ! first rider in my pictures mis identified...

Oops ! first rider in my pictures mis identified . What was your name ? You and Chuck rode up to Hat Point and I caught up to you . My apologies !
Forum: Pacific Northwet - Where it's green. And wet. 06-16-2015, 08:02 AM
Replies: 687
Views: 45,585
Posted By Gramp-Z
Thanks Ladybug , Margret and Brian for another...

Thanks Ladybug , Margret and Brian for another great get together ! Had a real nice mix of riding , with enough loose gravel and dirt to challenge my WeeStrom and myself . I will just throw out some...
Forum: Hacks 05-23-2015, 06:40 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 2,566
Posted By Gramp-Z
Josh , just found your thread . Maybe some day we...

Josh , just found your thread . Maybe some day we can get together and I can see your new ride in person ? I guess we have both been a tiny bit buisy over the last couple months . Nice looking rig !...
Forum: Pacific Northwet - Where it's green. And wet. 05-20-2015, 05:46 PM
Replies: 687
Views: 45,585
Posted By Gramp-Z
Called Brian on his cell today and made my...

Called Brian on his cell today and made my reservations . Yay , all ready to get down there and visit with everybody and put a few miles on the bike .:clap
Forum: Pacific Northwet - Where it's green. And wet. 05-19-2015, 09:56 PM
Replies: 687
Views: 45,585
Posted By Gramp-Z
Brian emailed me back , everything is fine except...

Brian emailed me back , everything is fine except their phones . He said thanks for bringing the phone problems to their attention .
Forum: Pacific Northwet - Where it's green. And wet. 05-19-2015, 05:08 PM
Replies: 687
Views: 45,585
Posted By Gramp-Z
The Log House website seems active , I just sent...

The Log House website seems active , I just sent a message . See if I get a reply .
Forum: Pacific Northwet - Where it's green. And wet. 05-19-2015, 11:09 AM
Replies: 687
Views: 45,585
Posted By Gramp-Z
Can anyone tell me whats up with Log House RV...

Can anyone tell me whats up with Log House RV Campground ? Both numbers are no longer in service ? Was going to reserve a site for the get together . I also did a search and it came up for sale ? Am...
Forum: Photos 05-16-2015, 06:25 AM
Replies: 122
Views: 27,995
Posted By Gramp-Z
Sorry , no pictures . Be careful taking pictures...

Sorry , no pictures . Be careful taking pictures in Wyoming ! Check out this link http://www.weather.com/science/nature/news/wyoming-national-parks-illegal-data-pictures This seems like...
Forum: The Garage 05-14-2015, 06:07 AM
Replies: 60
Views: 4,549
Posted By Gramp-Z
Over the years , everybody I had watched use an...

Over the years , everybody I had watched use an electric sharpener ate through their chains crazy fast . Granted it takes a little practice to hold an angle right , but your chains will last a lot...
Forum: Equipment 05-13-2015, 05:09 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 7,090
Posted By Gramp-Z
Good luck ! As others have said , every head and...

Good luck ! As others have said , every head and bike combo is different . Many modern helmets are adjustable with pads and or air bladders . Find one that fits well and "fit; it to your head . I...
Forum: Equipment 05-13-2015, 04:58 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 2,755
Posted By Gramp-Z
On my DL 650 I am just about to replace my front...

On my DL 650 I am just about to replace my front Anakee 2 with 12,000 miles on it , cupped pretty good . I already bought a 3 for the front and the 2 on the rear looks good for another 6,000 or so ....
Forum: The Garage 05-10-2015, 07:38 AM
Replies: 60
Views: 4,549
Posted By Gramp-Z
Did I miss what the largest trees you will be...

Did I miss what the largest trees you will be felling and cutting up is ? I am from the camp of smaller is better . I have been climbing off and on for 35 years . My first saw was a 1973 Stihl 015 I...
Forum: Epic Ride Reports 04-20-2015, 06:39 AM
Replies: 3,807
Views: 1,079,475
Posted By Gramp-Z
Enjoying every update ! Thanks for all the work...

Enjoying every update ! Thanks for all the work on keeping this ride report going . Your writing style and pictures allow us to "ride along" and that is what a great RR does . Will be waiting until...
Forum: Some Assembly Required 04-15-2015, 07:29 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 2,613
Posted By Gramp-Z
Nice work ! Now make and sell a kit for my Wee...

Nice work ! Now make and sell a kit for my Wee Strom ? After my V-45 Sabres and Aspencade I got real used to auto shut off blinkers . I think the Sabres were somewhat advanced for the early 80s ,...
Forum: Some Assembly Required 04-10-2015, 05:26 PM
Replies: 76
Views: 23,237
Posted By Gramp-Z
I will be following right along . I always tell...

I will be following right along . I always tell my wife if I come into way to much money I would develop a 400cc Adventure bike from scratch . A V Twin with shaft drive and very good suspension with...
Forum: The Garage 04-08-2015, 06:53 AM
Replies: 54
Views: 4,409
Posted By Gramp-Z
For your reading pleasure...

For your reading pleasure .http://www.exxonmobilperspectives.com/2015/03/12/jay-leno-ethanol-should-go-the-way-of-prohibition/?utm_source=Outbrain&utm_medium=cpc&utm_campaign=Perspectives_-_Full_Site
Forum: The Garage 04-06-2015, 07:40 AM
Replies: 54
Views: 4,409
Posted By Gramp-Z
I feel for UK"s upcoming pain . I noticed many...

I feel for UK"s upcoming pain . I noticed many people saying it isn't a problem , but also noticed they live in very dry states . We have been fighting problems here in the pacific northwet for many...
Forum: Some Assembly Required 03-27-2015, 07:05 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,064
Posted By Gramp-Z
Not sure about switching to 12 volt , but here is...

Not sure about switching to 12 volt , but here is a link where you can find out .http://www.bikez.com/msgboard/msg.php?id=10276&type=bike I had a TS 125 and my buddy had a TS 185 , both bike...
Forum: Pacific Northwet - Where it's green. And wet. 03-01-2015, 07:59 AM
Replies: 687
Views: 45,585
Posted By Gramp-Z
No worries about gas , I will be hauling an extra...

No worries about gas , I will be hauling an extra 2 gallons on my Wee . Several others were last year for bikes with limited range .
Forum: Epic Ride Reports 01-30-2015, 08:00 AM
Replies: 3,807
Views: 1,079,475
Posted By Gramp-Z
Ed , loving your report ! As an old guy that can...

Ed , loving your report ! As an old guy that can never guess how many days in a row I might feel good , I feel for you . Even when I was younger I was on a 3 week trip and had been suffering...
Forum: Photos 01-29-2015, 07:41 AM
Replies: 903
Views: 153,687
Posted By Gramp-Z
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<a href="http://gramp-z.smugmug.com/Motorcycles/2011-Motorcycle-and-Northwest/16067985_9vGnc8#!i=1321748713&k=6G3QZWv&lb=1&s=A" title="Photo & Video Sharing by SmugMug"><img...
Forum: Pacific Northwet - Where it's green. And wet. 01-28-2015, 06:55 AM
Replies: 687
Views: 45,585
Posted By Gramp-Z
I'm in , see if I can round up a few more . Had a...

I'm in , see if I can round up a few more . Had a blast last year ! Maybe stay the whole time this year . :clap:clap
Forum: Epic Ride Reports 01-12-2015, 07:08 AM
Replies: 442
Views: 94,408
Posted By Gramp-Z
Just caught up after finding your report a week...

Just caught up after finding your report a week ago . Thank you for all the work and great pictures . I was born in Vermillion and have been to "your" town's gathering multiple times . Whenever I...
Forum: The Garage 12-17-2014, 04:13 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 2,463
Posted By Gramp-Z
OP , if your girl was riding a trail 90 or maybe...

OP , if your girl was riding a trail 90 or maybe a 125 and you were in some kind of competition maybe you would need to be worried . It will do just fine . Might have to use a little more throttle...
Forum: Equipment 11-26-2014, 04:03 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,677
Posted By Gramp-Z
I have an old HP Office jet All in one 5610v and...

I have an old HP Office jet All in one 5610v and have had zero trouble over the last couple years . Oh and I do not print real often and have never had it "dry up" .
Forum: Equipment 11-26-2014, 03:56 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 2,538
Posted By Gramp-Z
I guess that I don't run with the crowd on this...

I guess that I don't run with the crowd on this subject . I have had an original SPOT for 3 or 4 years and haven't had any troubles with the unit or company . I ride by myself and sometimes with...
Forum: Epic Ride Reports 11-26-2014, 05:59 AM
Replies: 3,807
Views: 1,079,475
Posted By Gramp-Z
I have been playing catchup , just found this...

I have been playing catchup , just found this report recently . Thank you Sir for one hell of a great ride report ! Keep it coming .
Forum: Photos 11-09-2014, 03:36 PM
Replies: 2,034
Views: 389,325
Posted By Gramp-Z
Up here in the Evergreen State it can bee a...

Up here in the Evergreen State it can bee a little tough to get great contrast (at least for me) . The first I couldn't help but snap while riding through town , with "man made" foliage .<a...
Forum: Hacks 11-04-2014, 05:04 PM
Replies: 110
Views: 11,339
Posted By Gramp-Z
Josh , maybe later in the week I can come over...

Josh , maybe later in the week I can come over and brain storm a bit and see what we need to make ? I will have to edjumakate myself a bit first . Also go to library and pick up a book on voo-doo and...
Forum: Some Assembly Required 10-26-2014, 06:12 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 3,612
Posted By Gramp-Z
Now that is something to look at more carefully ....

Now that is something to look at more carefully . What weight oil are you running ? I always ran 20-50 . Almost all modern engines use automotive style bearings instead of ball / roller bearings . If...
Forum: Some Assembly Required 10-24-2014, 06:19 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 3,612
Posted By Gramp-Z
Depends who you ask . There was a bit of a top...

Depends who you ask . There was a bit of a top end oiling problem that would gall cam lobes . There we aftermarket kits that many people installed . I have never installed any on my 3 V-45s or my...
Forum: Day Trippin' 10-23-2014, 06:53 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 834
Posted By Gramp-Z
Gramps , I have been trying to capture fall...

Gramps , I have been trying to capture fall colors during rides for several years . Haven't had too much luck . Out here every time the colors head toward their peak , it turns rainy and windy and by...
Forum: Some Assembly Required 10-23-2014, 06:37 AM
Replies: 781
Views: 185,158
Posted By Gramp-Z
Jerry , once you get all final tuning done , if...

Jerry , once you get all final tuning done , if you want somebody to test it in a cool / wet environment I would be willing to preform those tests up here . You know , long term tests , maybe 6...
Forum: Some Assembly Required 10-22-2014, 04:37 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 3,612
Posted By Gramp-Z
Thin attempt at humor , also water cooled . My...

Thin attempt at humor , also water cooled . My WeeStrom was first chain drive motorcycle I have owned in 35 years . Liked the shaft and belt drives better , but BMWs out of my price range .
Forum: Some Assembly Required 10-22-2014, 03:27 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 3,612
Posted By Gramp-Z
Dunlop Touring Elites is what I have been running...

Dunlop Touring Elites is what I have been running , but you better avoid sand and mud . I started into Adventure riding on my Sabre (fourth one I have had) and love the bike . In the old days we...
Forum: Some Assembly Required 10-22-2014, 10:21 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 3,612
Posted By Gramp-Z
I'll have to get back to you , off to dentist . I...

I'll have to get back to you , off to dentist . I haven't been it riding much since I got my WeeStrom . But would look for something like Anakee 3s . I will try and remember this afternoon and get...
Forum: Some Assembly Required 10-22-2014, 07:58 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 3,612
Posted By Gramp-Z
As an owner of a Sabre I would suggest some...

As an owner of a Sabre I would suggest some progressive fork springs and some more appropriate tires . Mine has a little front end weight problem (see picture) . It has been on many a forest service...
Forum: Hacks 10-12-2014, 03:56 PM
Replies: 110
Views: 11,339
Posted By Gramp-Z
We did corner bracing on the outside mounts and I...

We did corner bracing on the outside mounts and I believe they should hold up to some abuse . If they bend , I guess we may have to go to the box idea . After looking at the Ural welds and tubing , I...
Forum: Epic Ride Reports 10-05-2014, 09:20 AM
Replies: 154
Views: 28,304
Posted By Gramp-Z
Mark , thanks for another great RR ! As a rookie...

Mark , thanks for another great RR ! As a rookie retiree , I hope I can get the hang of reprograming myself to have more fun on roads less travelled . Hope I can get to feeling better more often and...
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