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Forum: Airheads 12-16-2014, 08:12 AM
Replies: 340
Views: 20,754
Posted By Dark Helmet
Ok all of you interested in a tech day, how about...

Ok all of you interested in a tech day, how about a weekend in January at my place? Given the time of year, I suggest an afternoon to get the most heat for when we are outside. I will also have a...
Forum: Airheads 12-13-2014, 05:57 PM
Replies: 340
Views: 20,754
Posted By Dark Helmet
Ok, sounds like it will work. With January and...

Ok, sounds like it will work. With January and February coming up not sure how the group feels but I can make enough space inside the garage to work on bikes if it's too cold outside, or can wait...
Forum: Airheads 12-13-2014, 02:25 PM
Replies: 340
Views: 20,754
Posted By Dark Helmet
I have a flat Driveway that is about 25 yards...

I have a flat Driveway that is about 25 yards long and two car garage (one side full o bikes). I am happy to host if that is enough room. Located between Marietta and Roswell off 120.

Just let...
Forum: Airheads 12-13-2014, 10:27 AM
Replies: 340
Views: 20,754
Posted By Dark Helmet
I am all in for a tech day! Would be a great way...

I am all in for a tech day! Would be a great way to meet all of you

DH
Forum: Airheads 12-11-2014, 07:32 PM
Replies: 65
Views: 2,182
Posted By Dark Helmet
I just finished the TAT on a DRZ 400. Very next...

I just finished the TAT on a DRZ 400. Very next day motor wouldn't start. Bumped started down a long hill and got it started. After making it to Portland to ship it home I couldn't get it started. ...
Forum: Airheads 12-11-2014, 07:12 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,034
Posted By Dark Helmet
As a one month R75/5 owner, that was awesome. My...

As a one month R75/5 owner, that was awesome. My bike was made 44 years ago, probably by all those same people. Always impressed by the pinstrippers. What skill!

DH
Forum: Airheads 12-09-2014, 06:19 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,375
Posted By Dark Helmet
I am looking for a tool tray for my 75/5. Anyone...

I am looking for a tool tray for my 75/5. Anyone hoarding out there?
Forum: Ride reports 12-07-2014, 06:14 PM
Replies: 296
Views: 48,520
Posted By Dark Helmet
Nick, glad to hear you will be completing your...

Nick, glad to hear you will be completing your trip next year. XLNT!

Sorry about the the PT issues with the system, but glad to hear you will be off the crutches in January. That's a long time to...
Forum: Airheads 12-04-2014, 07:38 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,068
Posted By Dark Helmet
Thanks for the tips everyone. The left tube was a...

Thanks for the tips everyone. The left tube was a real booger. I heated it, tried the overdone brat trick, loosened every hose clamp in site and got it on, but it does not seat well at the the top or...
Forum: Airheads 12-03-2014, 04:07 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,068
Posted By Dark Helmet
Slash 5 secret handshake

Ok, I knew there had to be some ritual, some secret code, a zen state you need to achieve, tied to working on airheads. I thought buying it, treating it lovingly, polishing some oxidized aluminum,...
Forum: Airheads 11-29-2014, 05:21 PM
Replies: 111
Views: 6,023
Posted By Dark Helmet
R85/5 under seat tool bin

Anyone have one of these lying around? Need somewhere to stash my tools but I only have fender under my seat. Any help out there?

DH
Forum: Ride reports 11-25-2014, 08:02 AM
Replies: 296
Views: 48,520
Posted By Dark Helmet
Nick, hope the trip was uneventful and you are...

Nick, hope the trip was uneventful and you are home resting. If I know you, you are already preparing your revised tool kit, what you need to pack, and re-thinking your route to get the maximum out...
Forum: Ride reports 11-18-2014, 08:51 PM
Replies: 296
Views: 48,520
Posted By Dark Helmet
Yo Nick, well done! Now that is what I call a...

Yo Nick, well done! Now that is what I call a bruise! As I always tell my boys, if you're going to be a bear, be a grizzly.

That being said, your pictures speak to the impact and the damage....
Forum: Ride reports 11-16-2014, 07:23 PM
Replies: 296
Views: 48,520
Posted By Dark Helmet
Nick, been gone all weekend and catching up since...

Nick, been gone all weekend and catching up since we talked. Glad you are a free, if hobbled man. Bike doesn't look awful, and seems you will have some time to sort it out.

In time you will...
Forum: Airheads 11-14-2014, 08:19 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 2,467
Posted By Dark Helmet
Just picked up a 1970 75/5 two days ago in...

Just picked up a 1970 75/5 two days ago in excellent condition and low miles. Already in love! Going to be my around town bike. :clap

DH
Forum: Airheads 11-10-2014, 07:11 PM
Replies: 340
Views: 20,754
Posted By Dark Helmet
Ok you ATL airheads, am picking up my new to me...

Ok you ATL airheads, am picking up my new to me 1970 r75/5 tomorrow or Wednesday so if this group is open to new members I'd like to join you sometime and bring down the collective IQ of the group as...
Forum: Ride reports 10-31-2014, 07:07 AM
Replies: 296
Views: 48,520
Posted By Dark Helmet
That bus was getting up close and personal! Hope...

That bus was getting up close and personal! Hope you had your helmet an riding gear on. Now you know why everyone says riding Central America is dangerous! Thanks for the clip, and your espanol...
Forum: Ride reports 10-25-2014, 03:37 PM
Replies: 296
Views: 48,520
Posted By Dark Helmet
Dang, that's a lot more than we ever got for $45...

Dang, that's a lot more than we ever got for $45 on the TAT. Looks like a spot I could enjoy a days rest!
DH
Forum: Ride reports 10-22-2014, 08:21 PM
Replies: 296
Views: 48,520
Posted By Dark Helmet
Awesome Nick, seems that you are rolling quite...

Awesome Nick, seems that you are rolling quite well on your own and living the dream. Have a ride to Mexico I am looking at that looks very intriguing. A place called Real de Catorce that I found in...
Forum: Ride reports 10-16-2014, 08:33 PM
Replies: 386
Views: 85,223
Posted By Dark Helmet
Yep, from there on its all smiles (uh, depending...

Yep, from there on its all smiles (uh, depending on weather of course). The high passes are great and hopefully you have clear skies!

Watch that last switchback on California pass, Nickw909 had...
Forum: Ride reports 10-14-2014, 09:20 PM
Replies: 1,732
Views: 293,306
Posted By Dark Helmet
Al, Just caught up tonight. Was on a month long...

Al,
Just caught up tonight. Was on a month long trip and picked up on this RR a few days ago. Well done! Congrats on an inspirational trip and a spirited report, unique in its motivation and...
Forum: Ride reports 10-12-2014, 09:26 PM
Replies: 386
Views: 85,223
Posted By Dark Helmet
Well I am a pretty conservative guy on things...

Well I am a pretty conservative guy on things like this but doing the math I felt comfortable that I would make it. I was also riding with another person who could have spared some fuel if I was off...
Forum: Day Trippin' 10-12-2014, 07:40 AM
Replies: 54
Views: 8,468
Posted By Dark Helmet
Nice camera setup Lonestar, love the mirrorless...

Nice camera setup Lonestar, love the mirrorless cameras especially with all the new lenses coming out. Saving my pennies for the new pro 40-150 2.8 that's about to be released. Combined with the...
Forum: Ride reports 10-11-2014, 06:21 PM
Replies: 386
Views: 85,223
Posted By Dark Helmet
True dat, but would have burned a gallon up and...

True dat, but would have burned a gallon up and back so decided to just use the extra gallon I had...
Forum: Ride reports 10-11-2014, 11:13 AM
Replies: 386
Views: 85,223
Posted By Dark Helmet
Camperdad, My best recollection was ~250...

Camperdad,

My best recollection was ~250 miles from McDermitt to the town in CA (Lake City? Dang its hard getting old).

I was getting ~ 60 mpg on a 3.7 gallon tank which is 216 miles, plus one...
Forum: Day Trippin' 10-11-2014, 07:31 AM
Replies: 54
Views: 8,468
Posted By Dark Helmet
Lonestar, I enjoy your RR's, like others do...

Lonestar, I enjoy your RR's, like others do because of the photography and prose, but the locations aren't bad either. As a matter of fact I may have to try that trip to Real as my first venture...
Forum: Ride reports 10-10-2014, 09:00 PM
Replies: 296
Views: 48,520
Posted By Dark Helmet
After watching many others drink tequila,...

After watching many others drink tequila, especially my wife, we now call it "To-kill-ya". Good luck with that!
Forum: Ride reports 10-08-2014, 02:36 PM
Replies: 386
Views: 85,223
Posted By Dark Helmet
Ryker, I finished the TAT two weeks ago and...

Ryker, I finished the TAT two weeks ago and 250-300 mile range should do it from McDermitt to CA. I was on a DRZ 400 with a 3.7 gallon tank and one extra gallon of gas. When we stopped I had only...
Forum: Ride reports 10-07-2014, 07:53 PM
Replies: 296
Views: 48,520
Posted By Dark Helmet
What kind of beer did you get?:freaky

What kind of beer did you get?:freaky
Forum: Ride reports 10-06-2014, 04:30 PM
Replies: 296
Views: 48,520
Posted By Dark Helmet
Enjoying the RR Nick and wondering if I should...

Enjoying the RR Nick and wondering if I should have considered your invitation more seriously...

BTW, you made Jay's day with that link! He was in serious withdrawal after we finished in Port...
Forum: Ride reports 10-02-2014, 07:48 PM
Replies: 296
Views: 48,520
Posted By Dark Helmet
Hope you have better luck with the señoritas. ...

Hope you have better luck with the señoritas. Looks like you are having fun, though I see you are solo again.

I am riding to Pittsburgh today and tomorrow. Rode a lot on the Blue Ridge Parkway...
Forum: Americas 09-29-2014, 06:55 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 463
Posted By Dark Helmet
I have a cabin in North Ga, and have only ridden...

I have a cabin in North Ga, and have only ridden once in Maggie Valley and environs. I would say that in either place you get to know the dirt very well because you are there a lot. I would consider...
Forum: Ride reports 09-29-2014, 10:06 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,288
Posted By Dark Helmet
Congrats Beau! Glad you didn't let age and a few...

Congrats Beau! Glad you didn't let age and a few ailments deter you. I just turned 60 on 8/20, retired 8/22, and left on the TAT 8/24, completing it on 9/18. I agree with your comments on...
Forum: Ride reports 09-23-2014, 07:51 AM
Replies: 296
Views: 48,520
Posted By Dark Helmet
Glad you got to go to Crater Lake Nick! I have...

Glad you got to go to Crater Lake Nick! I have some editing to do on those pics of us and you at Port Orford and will get them edited hopefully today. Also have a number of good shots of you along...
Forum: Ride reports 09-21-2014, 05:25 PM
Replies: 296
Views: 48,520
Posted By Dark Helmet
Hi all, Dark Helmet here (Larry). Sittin in the...

Hi all, Dark Helmet here (Larry). Sittin in the Seattle airport trying to get home after a missed connection and finally took a look at Nick's ride report! I have been doing my own blog...
Forum: Americas 08-23-2014, 08:25 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,177
Posted By Dark Helmet
14 days sounds ambitious, but I hope you have a...

14 days sounds ambitious, but I hope you have a good ride. I am leaving tomorrow and I will send you a PM with my mobile if you have questions about what is ahead of you.

DH
Forum: Americas 08-23-2014, 08:21 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,409
Posted By Dark Helmet
Sent a pm

Nick, sent you a pm with my mobile. We'll cross paths I am sure. Call/text if you have any issues.

DH
Forum: Americas 08-23-2014, 08:00 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,409
Posted By Dark Helmet
Nick, I am starting tomorrow solo. Should be in...

Nick, I am starting tomorrow solo. Should be in Tellico by 8:30 ish. DRZ 400, won't be able to miss it. Going the whole way?
Forum: Ride reports 08-12-2014, 04:06 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 4,883
Posted By Dark Helmet
Have a great ride. I leave in twelve days. ...

Have a great ride. I leave in twelve days. Really getting anxious to get going! Keep toying with the bike, doing a little of this and that, but its been ready, I am just releasing nervous energy....
Forum: Americas 08-09-2014, 02:35 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,678
Posted By Dark Helmet
With regard to weather. Go to Weatherspark.com...

With regard to weather. Go to Weatherspark.com for a great resource for weather so you can anticipate your clothing needs a little better. Great graphs and charts for every aspect of weather for any...
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