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Forum: Latin America 06-09-2015, 04:13 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 293
Posted By smoky
Gabe is making good time.

Looks like our lawyer friend is making good time. After a slow start, he's put a lot of countries behind him. He's about to enter Mexico, so lots of miles left, but the difficult border crossings are...
Forum: Old's Cool 05-25-2015, 09:22 AM
Replies: 1,146
Views: 290,594
Posted By smoky
I've posted the pics elsewhere, but this is new...

I've posted the pics elsewhere, but this is new to me.

'73 Eldorado with Wixom fairing and bags, and Velorex sidecar. Just finishing a top-end rebuild, and soon ready to hit the road.
...
Forum: Latin America 05-20-2015, 01:05 PM
Replies: 119
Views: 4,636
Posted By smoky
Hey Gabe, Glad to see you are putting the...

Hey Gabe,

Glad to see you are putting the miles on, that is quite a load on the Harley.

Nice and warm up here in Canada so just keep heading north. :clap
Forum: Old's Cool 05-19-2015, 10:52 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 2,239
Posted By smoky
After you got all six head bolts off, then the...

After you got all six head bolts off, then the o-rings :D.

A few raps with a rubber hammer, the head should lift right off. :clap

The barrels are a little tighter, need a bigger hammer. :rofl
...
Forum: Old's Cool 05-13-2015, 07:59 PM
Replies: 820
Views: 128,529
Posted By smoky
These chrome bores are known to blister and...

These chrome bores are known to blister and separate, then chrome bits get in the oil and wreck havoc in bearings and other vitals.

The answer is a barrel kit made in Italy by Gilardoni. It's...
Forum: Old's Cool 05-12-2015, 07:03 PM
Replies: 820
Views: 128,529
Posted By smoky
OK, pics of my '73 850 Eldorado, it shows 8770...

OK, pics of my '73 850 Eldorado, it shows 8770 miles on the clock.

I trailered it home, and pulled the chrome bores and piston, both are in fine condition, but new parts are in transit....
Forum: Old's Cool 05-12-2015, 09:39 AM
Replies: 820
Views: 128,529
Posted By smoky
You are the second guy to tell me how to work the...

You are the second guy to tell me how to work the mouse on my iPad.

I can't find the mouse on my iPad.

I've looked everywhere! :rofl



iPad ! ! !
Forum: Old's Cool 05-11-2015, 04:24 PM
Replies: 820
Views: 128,529
Posted By smoky
I pulled the head and cylinder off my '73...

I pulled the head and cylinder off my '73 Eldorado, every nut and bolt, including all the exhaust bits, came off easy.

The shiny chrome bore looks just like new.

New parts on their way.
...
Forum: Old's Cool 05-10-2015, 09:51 AM
Replies: 820
Views: 128,529
Posted By smoky
I just bought a '73 Eldorado, with chrome bores....

I just bought a '73 Eldorado, with chrome bores. Will order new bits tomorrow.

It has a Wixom fairing and bags, and a Velorex sidecar.

I haven't heard it run, I fear the chrome. It has 8770...
Forum: Canada 04-27-2015, 10:00 AM
Replies: 350
Views: 19,019
Posted By smoky
I moved to Salmon Arm, in the north...

I moved to Salmon Arm, in the north Okanagan/Shuswap area, many years ago. It's a great place and close to very good riding.

However this end of the valley gets more snow than the southern...
Forum: Canada 04-11-2015, 09:58 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 970
Posted By smoky
Nice looking country. I didn't expect that area...

Nice looking country. I didn't expect that area to look so empty of people and development.
Forum: Old's Cool 03-28-2015, 05:35 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,415
Posted By smoky
Good guys, I use 'em too.

Good guys, I use 'em too.
Forum: Latin America 03-12-2015, 04:53 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 733
Posted By smoky
I used them a couple of years ago, very happy...

I used them a couple of years ago, very happy with the bike, and the service.:clap:clap:clap
Forum: Hacks 01-25-2015, 08:43 AM
Replies: 76
Views: 5,886
Posted By smoky
Hey, I'm nearby in Guayibitos, 1.5 hours north of...

Hey, I'm nearby in Guayibitos, 1.5 hours north of Puerto Vallarta.

If you want a wonderful road #200 along the coast is a terrific bike road. I did it on my RT years ago.

Sadly no bike this...
Forum: Latin America 01-19-2015, 12:20 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,281
Posted By smoky
B-man, Robbed twice? Come on with some...

B-man,

Robbed twice? Come on with some details, don't leave us hanging. :smile6:smile6
Forum: Canada 08-14-2014, 05:12 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 2,068
Posted By smoky
Just came thru there, lots of gas, very few...

Just came thru there, lots of gas, very few places to eat. many closed down cafés and restaraunts.

Better take some food.

Very nice country, we had a blast on two KLRs.:clap
Forum: Canada 08-06-2014, 09:27 AM
Replies: 60
Views: 5,480
Posted By smoky
I'm heading up that way in a few days. Via...

I'm heading up that way in a few days. Via Lillooet, Gang Ranch, Bella Coola, and then Horsefly. Thru to Barkerville, then return south thru Sheridan Lake area.

Will be looking for the damage...
Forum: Latin America 07-11-2014, 10:46 AM
Replies: 502
Views: 98,497
Posted By smoky
Cry There was little chance he was going to be found...

There was little chance he was going to be found alive, however I am sad to hear this news.

RIP :cry
Forum: Thumpers 07-07-2014, 10:28 AM
Replies: 17,440
Views: 2,081,322
Posted By smoky
Low watt replacement headlight?

I would like to replace my '07 KLR headlight with a low watt unit. Perhaps LED or something.

Is there a plug-in replacement that I can use?
Forum: Thumpers 06-08-2014, 10:03 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 800
Posted By smoky
KLR headlight replacement, LED or low watt?

I want to replace my KLR headlamp. I want to open up some watts for heated clothing.

Is there a replacement bulb or headlight unit that I can plug and play?

It's a KLR so it also has to be...
Forum: Latin America 05-29-2014, 09:46 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 882
Posted By smoky
What model KLR has only a 14L gastank? My...

What model KLR has only a 14L gastank?

My 650 KLR takes gas like a camel. :D
Forum: Canada 05-19-2014, 09:58 AM
Replies: 74
Views: 6,241
Posted By smoky
Go! My kids both live in Victoria, and I've...

Go! My kids both live in Victoria, and I've grown to love the city. Not too big, easy to get out of.

You will come to hate the ferry hassle.

You can ride year-round.

You're young, do it....
Forum: The Garage 05-11-2014, 08:48 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 4,866
Posted By smoky
Go to the Garage Journal Forum, look for the...

Go to the Garage Journal Forum, look for the flooring section. You will need a pot of coffee and a couple of hours. :clap
Forum: Equipment 05-08-2014, 12:57 PM
Replies: 3,937
Views: 664,629
Posted By smoky
My speakers in my helmet stopped working.

Last year in July I got Sena headsets for my wife and I. They have worked great, and have been trouble-free until today.

My speakers quit today. My wife can hear me, but I get nothing. Not even...
Forum: Canada 05-08-2014, 10:11 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 2,950
Posted By smoky
I found the Alaska Milepost to be very out of...

I found the Alaska Milepost to be very out of date. It showed gas stations that looked like they had been closed for decades. There is far less gas available on the highway than the Milepost would...
Forum: Canada 05-06-2014, 06:45 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 2,950
Posted By smoky
That entire route is paved. You can easily ride...

That entire route is paved. You can easily ride two-up on a Goldwing, pulling a trailer! Just go, take a camera! :clap
Forum: Canada 12-29-2013, 10:01 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,807
Posted By smoky
I found it worked almost everywhere. Except...

I found it worked almost everywhere. Except Chevron in southern California.
Forum: Canada 11-18-2013, 09:36 AM
Replies: 103
Views: 7,274
Posted By smoky
RMR's camera man must be on crack, can't hold his...

RMR's camera man must be on crack, can't hold his camera steady!!!!:rofl
Forum: Equipment 11-12-2013, 09:21 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 3,247
Posted By smoky
I have the W&S, and my wife has a Gerbings. ...

I have the W&S, and my wife has a Gerbings.

Both are good heated gear. I think the Gerbings looks much better when worn as a light jacket. It has elastic cuffs, and a more finished look, the thin...
Forum: Equipment 10-19-2013, 10:37 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,448
Posted By smoky
It's not 12V. But there are some cheap...

It's not 12V.

But there are some cheap adapter kits. Used em on my KLR and BMW.

Can't remember what they are called.

Makes the whole process easy.
Forum: Canada 09-12-2013, 09:27 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,749
Posted By smoky
I really like that too. Sadly, the right...

I really like that too.

Sadly, the right people won't see it, or make any changes.
Forum: Canada 07-05-2013, 07:30 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 653
Posted By smoky
Some interesting numbers in there. I see...

Some interesting numbers in there.

I see that the number of 30 to 50 year old riders is diminishing. That has to be bad news for dealers.

Thanks for the info.
Forum: Equipment 06-01-2013, 01:36 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 2,457
Posted By smoky
Wow, that was interesting. A must read for anyone...

Wow, that was interesting. A must read for anyone setting off on and extended international trip.

A pic of the bike, loaded, would be nice.
Forum: The Garage 05-30-2013, 12:50 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 412
Posted By smoky
When I painted mine, I couldn't get that apart...

When I painted mine, I couldn't get that apart either. I masked off the part and then painted it. I also masked off the roundel.

My red matched paint sure looks better than the silver. :clap
Forum: Canada 04-19-2013, 04:12 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 4,017
Posted By smoky
You cannot bring your pistol into Canada, on your...

You cannot bring your pistol into Canada, on your way to
Alaska, or anywhere else. Can't be done, forget it.

Canadian bears are friendly, you don't want to shoot them anyway. :D
Forum: Canada 03-02-2013, 11:05 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 525
Posted By smoky
Motobins in England has lots of stuff. When...

Motobins in England has lots of stuff.

When I order from them, I frequently get faster delivery than from the US.

You don't pay the VAT price if they ship to Canada.

They also ship by Post...
Forum: The Garage 02-18-2013, 03:10 PM
Replies: 58
Views: 11,446
Posted By smoky
That's a terrific looking project! Well...

That's a terrific looking project!

Well done. :clap
Forum: Equipment 02-11-2013, 09:51 AM
Replies: 51
Views: 14,047
Posted By smoky
What about showing the bottom part of the...

What about showing the bottom part of the Canadian provinces. Lots of riders add Canada to their travels.
Forum: The Garage 11-30-2012, 02:57 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 3,996
Posted By smoky
Hey, I'm going,to Ecuador next week, I never...

Hey, I'm going,to Ecuador next week, I never thought of taking my propane tank.

But now...
Forum: The Garage 11-21-2012, 09:09 PM
Replies: 417
Views: 130,688
Posted By smoky
Wow! That's a great looking driveway, looks like...

Wow! That's a great looking driveway, looks like they did a terrific job.:clap
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