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Forum: Ride reports 08-11-2014, 07:08 PM
Replies: 355
Views: 61,131
Posted By Floyd111
Quote: "As I woke the next morning, i had a...

Quote:

"As I woke the next morning, i had a very unsettling feeling in the pit of my stomach, I couldn't explain why. I kept looking at the trees and the river, but I felt like I was being...
Forum: Ride reports 07-29-2014, 06:32 PM
Replies: 355
Views: 61,131
Posted By Floyd111
" when Reeves was three years old, but Reeves...

" when Reeves was three years old, but Reeves knew his father until he was six. They last met on the island of Kauai when Reeves was 13."

A bit of a Keanu Reeves fan, eh? Waiting for 20 years in...
Forum: Ride reports 07-16-2014, 09:43 AM
Replies: 355
Views: 61,131
Posted By Floyd111
Maintenance is an issue though. With your type of...

Maintenance is an issue though. With your type of shock-battering usage, you should consider an oil change/seal check every 10000KM, or 6000 miles.
A designated USA Ohlins Service Center can do this...
Forum: Ride reports 07-16-2014, 08:25 AM
Replies: 355
Views: 61,131
Posted By Floyd111
After the install you can start tweaking the...

After the install you can start tweaking the rebound adjuster at the bottom, but only if required.
Changing rebound is a factor when you decide to drive higher speeds than usual with lighter or...
Forum: Ride reports 07-14-2014, 04:32 PM
Replies: 355
Views: 61,131
Posted By Floyd111
Tires and shocks

The red color might also be a leftover of what once was a red bump rubber.. Looks like it's been bottoming out for quite some time, mashed as it is.
Help is on it's way (please, please let it fit!)...
Forum: Ride reports 07-03-2014, 02:19 AM
Replies: 355
Views: 61,131
Posted By Floyd111
we even got a matching color bump rubber... for...

we even got a matching color bump rubber... for the artist in you:D
Forum: Ride reports 07-03-2014, 02:18 AM
Replies: 355
Views: 61,131
Posted By Floyd111
not soo fast!

Esther, how about you hang around at Jim's for a bit? The Ohlins shock should be there around July 10
You are going waaay too fast.:huh
It's a beauty, though. I put my best Ohlins Service center...
Forum: Ride reports 06-23-2014, 08:58 PM
Replies: 355
Views: 61,131
Posted By Floyd111
Great stuff! Mud races without crashes, grizzly...

Great stuff! Mud races without crashes, grizzly encounters, and you managed to catch one of the most restless butterflies of all, in a close up. Lucky shot! That breed rarely lands for more than a...
Forum: Ride reports 06-16-2014, 02:34 AM
Replies: 355
Views: 61,131
Posted By Floyd111
New adventures

Go Go Nomadgal!

Wish I could hop in a plane and join you for a few weeks...:pynd
Forum: Day Trippin' 06-10-2014, 12:06 PM
Replies: 1,937
Views: 391,125
Posted By Floyd111
Whom..

I already know now.
Jeff,I know you're itching to assist my sis installing both the Ohlins and the Scotts when she arrives. There are so many aftermarket risers, there's no telling what will fit, so...
Forum: Day Trippin' 06-08-2014, 01:16 PM
Replies: 1,937
Views: 391,125
Posted By Floyd111
steering damper and then some

MM..wrong risers.. Can you not get some other risers? Seems a damn shame not to use the damper. You can count on dropping the bike twice less over the year once it's installed properly.
Anyways,...
Forum: Day Trippin' 05-21-2014, 02:25 AM
Replies: 1,937
Views: 391,125
Posted By Floyd111
emulator

The emulator is a piston-type gizmo that mimics the behavior of a more complex, tunable front fork (that has a shim-stack.)
It is mostly a straight-fit onto the shaft in your forks, replacing the...
Forum: Day Trippin' 05-14-2014, 06:04 AM
Replies: 1,937
Views: 391,125
Posted By Floyd111
Ohlins for KLR 650

Hi Esther,

Goood news.. All the parts needed for your Ohlins arrived today, and I'll send the lot out for assembly tomorrow. I expect we can ship the assembled shock in a day or 5.
Also, after...
Forum: Day Trippin' 05-03-2014, 03:31 AM
Replies: 1,937
Views: 391,125
Posted By Floyd111
I'll be awaiting a product and price list so I...

I'll be awaiting a product and price list so I may start handling international distribution for you!:D
Forum: Day Trippin' 04-21-2014, 02:33 AM
Replies: 1,937
Views: 391,125
Posted By Floyd111
Ohlins on the way

Just saw a detailed photo report from Lucky Six. It is clear these 2 tengai and KLR650 shocks are identical.
I am ordering the Ohlins parts today!:clap
Forum: Day Trippin' 04-21-2014, 02:26 AM
Replies: 1,937
Views: 391,125
Posted By Floyd111
Nomadgirl is still a girl.. Spring color over...

Nomadgirl is still a girl.. Spring color over spring capacity?:D

Anyways, without wanting to make this a debate, I would not choose a regular spring rate if you normally drive with such heavy...
Forum: Day Trippin' 04-17-2014, 07:01 AM
Replies: 1,937
Views: 391,125
Posted By Floyd111
shocks

Well, good news on this side, so far..
If the shocks of the Tengai and your KLR are about the same length (400MM), I can get the job done in time. I checked designs and parts lists, and we can build...
Forum: Day Trippin' 04-16-2014, 12:44 AM
Replies: 1,937
Views: 391,125
Posted By Floyd111
shocks

Well, it doesn't hurt to install Jim's shocks if you are worried about timely arrival.
Shocks aren't that hard to exchange, so you can always do an Ohlins swap at a later date.
On my side, I still...
Forum: Day Trippin' 04-10-2014, 10:52 PM
Replies: 1,937
Views: 391,125
Posted By Floyd111
Ohlins for Alaska

OK, Lucky Six can provide both shock lengths comparisons, as well as a visual width comparison.
This leaves you, Esther to supply your weight, including all the luggage and riding gear.

After...
Forum: Day Trippin' 04-06-2014, 08:58 AM
Replies: 1,937
Views: 391,125
Posted By Floyd111
shock issues

Well, if the data is there, the person most likely to receive a free Ohlins is the designated researcher!:D
Forum: Day Trippin' 04-05-2014, 09:04 PM
Replies: 1,937
Views: 391,125
Posted By Floyd111
building the right shocks

yeah, if the shock mount is not accessible on both sides it would be missing the point indeed, at least half the time you drop the bike.
I guessed you already had a ride height adjuster on the...
Forum: Day Trippin' 04-04-2014, 04:32 PM
Replies: 1,937
Views: 391,125
Posted By Floyd111
puppets, shocks and batteries

That was a lot of activity on this blog, in but a few days! I'll try to keep up.

Gotta say, these animation puppets you made are fantastic! Would not surprise me if some cartoon-obsessed countries...
Forum: Day Trippin' 03-27-2014, 10:11 AM
Replies: 1,937
Views: 391,125
Posted By Floyd111
dental..

Dental care would be another perk if we could get the hobbit cob building project going here.. 5-star dental care for free. Me and the wife been doing the most expensive treatments available these...
Forum: Day Trippin' 03-23-2014, 09:29 PM
Replies: 1,937
Views: 391,125
Posted By Floyd111
go-pro

He Gal,

Is this not a good option?...
Forum: Day Trippin' 03-14-2014, 05:24 AM
Replies: 1,937
Views: 391,125
Posted By Floyd111
I always thought it was best to avoid most if not...

I always thought it was best to avoid most if not all work-related activities, up to the point where it made sense to get a job. Too old to hack any other lifestyle anymore.
Forum: Day Trippin' 12-31-2013, 05:14 PM
Replies: 1,937
Views: 391,125
Posted By Floyd111
Happy New Year to all, especially to those who...

Happy New Year to all, especially to those who kept our sister mobile, safe, warm and fed over these years!
Forum: Day Trippin' 12-27-2013, 10:54 PM
Replies: 1,937
Views: 391,125
Posted By Floyd111
Most of what Nomadboy said is correct, but after...

Most of what Nomadboy said is correct, but after having lived for 6 years in this specific mountain region, learning roads and places by heart, having met all the rurals in a 5-10km radius, our land...
Forum: Day Trippin' 12-26-2013, 05:26 AM
Replies: 1,937
Views: 391,125
Posted By Floyd111
hobbit life

who said 3 months? Hahaha!
It would be great if it could be done that fast. Of corz, By all means, I'd like to hope so, but straw bale structures are infamously work-intense. This one should be a...
Forum: GS Boxers 12-06-2013, 06:14 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 18,440
Posted By Floyd111
And what about dyno graphics? Except for choice...

And what about dyno graphics? Except for choice of color, price, and the amount of shiny buttons on each shock, what about the actual adjustability range and behavior of these shocks under regular or...
Forum: GS Boxers 12-06-2013, 06:06 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 18,440
Posted By Floyd111
Just adding a few cents here; Ohlins also has 5...

Just adding a few cents here;
Ohlins also has 5 year warranty, but you might suffer from a distributor that refuses to extend the full term to his clientele.
Hyperpro is as good a shock as any...
Forum: Day Trippin' 11-24-2013, 10:05 AM
Replies: 1,937
Views: 391,125
Posted By Floyd111
cold start

well, you already heard from me about the synthetic oil.(or maybe you missed the message)
it really can help with these cold starts.
But, a cheap thing to exchange, since your car is probably...
Forum: Day Trippin' 11-10-2013, 02:53 PM
Replies: 1,937
Views: 391,125
Posted By Floyd111
synthetic oil

The reason people don t use synthetic oil on old cars is mainly because it it a little more expensive, and a waste on old engines that are not aluminium precise pieces of machinery like new HP...
Forum: Day Trippin' 11-07-2013, 08:10 PM
Replies: 1,937
Views: 391,125
Posted By Floyd111
tyres

There might have been a reason why the tyres looked like they all could do with some air.
On proper roads in good conditions tyres are best off with OEM tyre pressure.
In sand and snow, or even...
Forum: Day Trippin' 10-27-2013, 07:16 PM
Replies: 1,937
Views: 391,125
Posted By Floyd111
winter in Alaska

Can't help it, but it crossed my mind that maybe your winds are turning, maybe pushing you southward again. There is no failure in letting go of what may have been a bad idea. Polar temperatures,...
Forum: Day Trippin' 10-24-2013, 12:13 PM
Replies: 1,937
Views: 391,125
Posted By Floyd111
Happy Birthday!

:clap:strum
Forum: Day Trippin' 10-07-2013, 02:38 AM
Replies: 1,937
Views: 391,125
Posted By Floyd111
steering damper

He NomadGirl,
Let me know your new address when you have it. Your Scotts Damper is paid for and ready to ship.
Also, please confirm what year your bike is as to ensure I send you the right one.
Forum: Day Trippin' 09-11-2013, 06:32 PM
Replies: 1,937
Views: 391,125
Posted By Floyd111
Alaskan winter

Was just wondering.. How will you get to work, when you live in the middle of nowhere, and the roads are are covered in snow? :muutt
I take it the gov won't come to clear forest paths..
Sooo.. walk...
Forum: Day Trippin' 08-01-2013, 11:44 PM
Replies: 1,937
Views: 391,125
Posted By Floyd111
pics

..had no idea Alaska was so gorgeous! (in summer)
Great pics!
Forum: Day Trippin' 08-01-2013, 11:40 PM
Replies: 1,937
Views: 391,125
Posted By Floyd111
front fork issue

Maybe an open door to some, but have you checked your inner fork tubes for scratches, or small pits? if so, changing seals will be quite a waste of effort, since such pits, rusty or clean, will eat...
Forum: Day Trippin' 07-29-2013, 05:42 PM
Replies: 1,937
Views: 391,125
Posted By Floyd111
steering dampers

I guess I wish you the safest ride possible, so let me elaborate a little, even though I expect you know much of this already.. Your anti-vibration risers are good for dampening the "rumble" from the...
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