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Forum: Airheads 06-20-2014, 06:51 AM
Replies: 2,918
Views: 544,491
Posted By uptown
Sold! Been awhile since I've been on...

Sold!


Been awhile since I've been on Advrider, the Airheads got their own forum! Here's what I got for sale:
...
Forum: Ride reports 08-09-2009, 08:49 AM
Replies: 95
Views: 12,074
Posted By uptown
Our last day was all about making tracks back to...

Our last day was all about making tracks back to Naas. The old rider at the bar gave us a couple of routes to check out, and check them out we did:

Can you say immaculate?:
...
Forum: Ride reports 08-09-2009, 08:34 AM
Replies: 95
Views: 12,074
Posted By uptown
As LM said, the next morning turned wet and Irish...

As LM said, the next morning turned wet and Irish - and I was excited to test out my Darien gear to see how *really* waterproof it was.

It was another great day of riding along at a nice upbeat...
Forum: Ride reports 08-09-2009, 07:44 AM
Replies: 95
Views: 12,074
Posted By uptown
Oddly, I don't have *any* photos of this day. ...

Oddly, I don't have *any* photos of this day.

During the scramble for gas in the fading sunlight, we took a wrong turn down a road that turned into more of a trail - and I had a 0MPH get-off....
Forum: Ride reports 07-02-2009, 05:43 AM
Replies: 95
Views: 12,074
Posted By uptown
As LM said, day three was just *a lot* of riding,...

As LM said, day three was just *a lot* of riding, so there were fewer photo stops. Here's the same vista as LM posted, except with motorcycles in it. Don't pictures always look better when there are...
Forum: Pics, pics, pics... 06-10-2009, 07:44 PM
Replies: 3,806
Views: 845,794
Posted By uptown
http://mn.smugmug.com/photos/540476202_uhtMk-L.jpg...

http://mn.smugmug.com/photos/540476202_uhtMk-L.jpg

About 5K outside of Leenane, Ireland :rayof
Forum: Ride reports 06-10-2009, 09:33 AM
Replies: 95
Views: 12,074
Posted By uptown
After looping through Achill island, we had a...

After looping through Achill island, we had a good day of riding behind us. But it was such a beautiful evening, we decided to ride for a couple hours more. After taking the coastal road, we cut...
Forum: Ride reports 06-06-2009, 12:51 PM
Replies: 95
Views: 12,074
Posted By uptown
uptown - day 2

There's not much I can say about day 2, it was a day of spectacular riding under clear blue skies. Lasermaster and Jerk's riding style was very compatible with my own. Start with a good breakfast,...
Forum: Ride reports 06-06-2009, 12:08 PM
Replies: 95
Views: 12,074
Posted By uptown
F650GS was very easy to ride, but the different...

F650GS was very easy to ride, but the different ergos, controls and navigating in the busy Irish suburbs was disorienting. Also the fact that I, like Jerk, was nearly clipped about 5 minutes into the...
Forum: Ride reports 06-06-2009, 11:39 AM
Replies: 95
Views: 12,074
Posted By uptown
Day 1 - uptown

Paul from Celtic Rider picked us up promptly, and as we scrambled around getting our shit together, I talked a little with Paul about rides - motorcycles was clearly his passion. I have ridden...
Forum: Ride reports 06-04-2009, 09:47 PM
Replies: 95
Views: 12,074
Posted By uptown
When Lasermaster told me about his plans to get...

When Lasermaster told me about his plans to get married in Ireland, along with the bachelor ride that would come before the wedding - I didn't even think twice - I had to go. Details of how my wife...
Forum: Vendors 12-22-2008, 01:15 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 317
Posted By uptown
Fellow Advrider selling super-high quality skin lotion

Hello Advriders

I'm mostly a wallflower here, but I am an Advrider nonetheless, and in order to fund my being a stay at home dad to my kids (and keep my humble airhead...
Forum: Old's Cool 07-28-2008, 04:59 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 684
Posted By uptown
Thanks for the replies all, took Stagehand's take...

Thanks for the replies all, took Stagehand's take on it and just bolted it on, moving on to other things...
Forum: Old's Cool 07-23-2008, 08:32 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 684
Posted By uptown
'76 /6 Muffler clamp doesn't exactly match original - can I still use it?

I ordered what I thought was the exact same muffler clamp for my '76 /6, but the original almost-rusted-out-one (on left) had what appeared to be two doohickies on both sides of it that acted as a...
Forum: Old's Cool 04-07-2008, 07:13 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,071
Posted By uptown
Thanks for the replies. After reading some...

Thanks for the replies.

After reading some of the improvisations, I found a pair of needle nose pliers spread apart and some careful application of pressure did the trick.

Not advisable, but it...
Forum: Old's Cool 04-07-2008, 01:26 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,071
Posted By uptown
r90 front fork cap removal - how do I do it?

It's got the two holes in it.

Does this require some special tool, or is it some common tool that a mechanical noob like myself wouldn't have on hand?

Is it usually lightly torqued, or do I...
Forum: Old's Cool 11-26-2007, 11:30 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 2,945
Posted By uptown
For the google challenged (or just plain lazy): ...

For the google challenged (or just plain lazy):
http://www.micapeak.com/bmw/gs/
Forum: Old's Cool 11-26-2007, 11:26 AM
Replies: 55
Views: 4,273
Posted By uptown
I too was surprised at this. I was researching...

I too was surprised at this. I was researching what I thought was excessive oil consumption on my /6 (about a quart per 1000 miles). Asked my local trusted airhead wrench about this and he said...
Forum: Old's Cool 11-26-2007, 11:08 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,700
Posted By uptown
I know the feeling. A couple of times a year I...

I know the feeling. A couple of times a year I troll ebay for some stock wheels and kick around offering to do a swap in an effort to get it to back to stock. But then I would have to get the drilled...
Forum: Old's Cool 09-16-2007, 06:36 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 641
Posted By uptown
I am always suprised by how skinny airheads are...

I am always suprised by how skinny airheads are when viewed from the front:

http://mn.smugmug.com/photos/194060850-M.jpg

No measurements, I just like posting my new pics. :lol3
Forum: Road warriors 09-11-2007, 08:05 PM
Replies: 110
Views: 7,419
Posted By uptown
Nope, they're Lesters - period aftermarket rims....

Nope, they're Lesters - period aftermarket rims. They were stock on Triumph T140Ds, I think.
Forum: Road warriors 09-11-2007, 02:43 PM
Replies: 110
Views: 7,419
Posted By uptown
Old school representin' 1976 R90/6 - 50K: ...

Old school representin'

1976 R90/6 - 50K:

http://mn.smugmug.com/photos/194060916-M.jpg


http://mn.smugmug.com/photos/194060886-M.jpg

:ricky
Forum: Old's Cool 09-10-2007, 11:05 AM
Replies: 8,164
Views: 3,211,053
Posted By uptown
I finally sprayed some S100 on the airhead and...

I finally sprayed some S100 on the airhead and hosed it off, figured it was good time to snap some pics for posterity.

A daily commuter, not a garage queen.

1976 R90/6:
...
Forum: Central From Da Nort Woods to the Plane States 09-07-2007, 02:50 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 673
Posted By uptown
Sleepy Hollow Rd, 410th St... got it... (pulls up...

Sleepy Hollow Rd, 410th St... got it... (pulls up Google Maps). :evil
Forum: Old's Cool 09-06-2007, 01:57 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,441
Posted By uptown
Both wheels off my airhead - Advisable or Not?

Time for new tires on the /6.

I have no desire to wrestle the tires off the wheels, but I would like to take the wheels off myself to save some $$$ in shop service charges.

I've been thinking...
Forum: Airheads 08-29-2007, 12:07 PM
Replies: 71
Views: 11,505
Posted By uptown
Here's the direct link to Snowbum's article: ...

Here's the direct link to Snowbum's article:
http://pweb.jps.net/~snowbum/OTsetvalves.htm (http://pweb.jps.net/%7Esnowbum/OTsetvalves.htm)

It's in enough detail for a mechanical noob like me to...
Forum: Central From Da Nort Woods to the Plane States 08-23-2007, 07:35 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 673
Posted By uptown
Online source for locating great MC routes in MN (like pashnit.com)

Any fellow Minnesotans have any good online sources for nice ride routes in MN? Maybe like a pashnit.com (http://www.pashnit.com/motoroads.htm) for midwesterners?

I like the concept of this site I...
Forum: Vendors 08-21-2007, 11:43 AM
Replies: 49
Views: 3,855
Posted By uptown
JT Why don't you put your store URL with and...

JT

Why don't you put your store URL with and a little description of what you sell in your sig line? I've seen others on the site do it (Rapid Dog), and it's very unobtrusive and non-spammy, IMO....
Forum: Ride reports 08-21-2007, 07:42 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 6,932
Posted By uptown
:cry:cry:cry This just breaks my heart:

:cry:cry:cry
This just breaks my heart:
Forum: Old's Cool 08-18-2007, 11:17 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 2,137
Posted By uptown
Thanks for all the replies. Is Ed Korn the...

Thanks for all the replies.

Is Ed Korn the best source for exhaust nut wrenches?
Forum: Old's Cool 08-16-2007, 08:17 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 2,137
Posted By uptown
Airhead: white smoke *from left header* when starting after sitting on sidestand?

At work I have to put my /6 on the side stand.

After sitting the entire day, I go out and get the expected white smoke from the left pipe.

But occasionally the instant I start it I catch a...
Forum: Old's Cool 08-07-2007, 06:22 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,150
Posted By uptown
Sounds like a great adventure. Do the roads...

Sounds like a great adventure.

Do the roads in these pics connect metropolitan areas, or are they considered in the "boondocks" of Iceland - in other words, are they backroads or major highways?
...
Forum: Old's Cool 08-02-2007, 01:38 PM
Replies: 7,358
Views: 3,371,150
Posted By uptown
One of my favorites from a thread last year: ...

One of my favorites from a thread last year:

http://anniegs.smugmug.com/photos/8543724-M.jpg

And the insane team incomplete airhead by advrider Sakamura(?):
...
Forum: Road warriors 08-02-2007, 08:58 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,689
Posted By uptown
Duly noted, thanks for clarifying JVB. On...

Duly noted, thanks for clarifying JVB.

On styling alone, I definately prefer the Roadster to the Rockster.
Forum: Road warriors 08-01-2007, 01:48 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,689
Posted By uptown
Very sharp paintjob Terrytori. It inspired me to...

Very sharp paintjob Terrytori. It inspired me to see if other Rocksters looked this good - I didn't find any that did BTW.

But I did get to see a Rockster that caught my eye:
...
Forum: Old's Cool 07-24-2007, 01:31 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 7,163
Posted By uptown
Another looker: ...

Another looker:

http://www.cb750cafe.com/cache/portfolio/6ec7849e9433accccd353cac4f05b2c5.JPG
Forum: Old's Cool 07-24-2007, 01:29 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 7,163
Posted By uptown
I've seen this website before, but never dig into...

I've seen this website before, but never dig into it too deeply.

One I particularly liked from the website:

http://www.cb750cafe.com/cache/photos/cd2c60c2ce1d9e64f28f579fe98f3b01.jpg

Me...
Forum: Old's Cool 07-13-2007, 09:41 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,306
Posted By uptown
Sorry about the threadjack, but that's a nifty...

Sorry about the threadjack, but that's a nifty tip, Woodgrain. :thumb
Forum: Old's Cool 06-25-2007, 11:16 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 795
Posted By uptown
Old School GPS

A co-worker sent me the following pic after we talked about how slick gps is, AND how un-old school it is. :evil

Old School GPS:
Forum: Road warriors 06-12-2007, 01:10 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 917
Posted By uptown
But not this, please: :eek1:puke1 ...

But not this, please:

:eek1:puke1

http://www.nakedgoldwings.com/albums/naked_wings/Beast_1.sized.jpg
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