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Forum: Airheads 10-05-2012, 11:26 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 462
Posted By daveel
New to airheads, couple of r75/7 questions.

I picked up a fairly clean r75/7 primarily for my wife, but I think I may have been bitten by the bug...

I can't find info on an alternative for the very short shift lever. Any longer...
Forum: The Rockies It's all downhill from here... 07-18-2011, 10:02 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 626
Posted By daveel
Colorado/Utah trailer question.

I'll be trailering a bike out to Colorado in a couple of weeks. In Oregon we don't have to license utility trailers if they are carrying less than 1800 lbs and aren't for hire. I have a certificate...
Forum: Road warriors 02-25-2010, 10:45 PM
Replies: 391
Views: 95,854
Posted By daveel
I have a 99 that I bought used and have put about...

I have a 99 that I bought used and have put about 30,000 miles on. I only use it for longer trip these days. Good sport tourer except for the smallish tank, it's really only been a problem in Nevada,...
Forum: Pacific Northwet - Where it's green. And wet. 11-05-2009, 07:29 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 422
Posted By daveel
Thanks, I'll give one of them a try. Dave

Thanks, I'll give one of them a try.
Dave
Forum: Pacific Northwet - Where it's green. And wet. 11-04-2009, 08:11 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 422
Posted By daveel
Leather repair in Eugene?

I need the ankle zipper replaced on a pair of Vanson pants. Anyone have a recommendation for someone in the Eugene/Springfield area?
Thanks,
Dave
Forum: Ride reports 07-28-2009, 02:50 PM
Replies: 108
Views: 14,305
Posted By daveel
Hey Greg. We just got back from a "plane" trip to...

Hey Greg. We just got back from a "plane" trip to Colorado so I haven't been able to keep up with your trip. One of my favorite campsites is at the top of Flaming Gorge, looks right down into the...
Forum: Ride reports 07-15-2009, 02:02 AM
Replies: 108
Views: 14,305
Posted By daveel
Hey Greg, good to hear you made it back to N.M. ...

Hey Greg, good to hear you made it back to N.M. Looks like you had great weather up the coast, it's always sunny in Oregon..... You've given me a bit of the Buell itch, we'll see where that goes....
Forum: Thumpers 01-16-2008, 10:13 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 881
Posted By daveel
Spring on the older models goes straight down,...

Spring on the older models goes straight down, they actually had to think about this "improvement."
Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 01-07-2008, 10:46 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,198
Posted By daveel
Thanks for the tips, especially the Tom Harrison...

Thanks for the tips, especially the Tom Harrison maps. I'm a bit of a map junky, that's exactly what i was looking for. Hopefully with all this rain the flowers will be good this year, that's part...
Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 01-06-2008, 07:36 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,198
Posted By daveel
death valley suggestions.

Trialoring 2 klrs down from Oregon to D.V the last week of march and have a few quetions for those that have been there.

What's the best side to head into the area from, west or east?

How...
Forum: Face plant 12-10-2007, 10:40 PM
Replies: 83
Views: 7,812
Posted By daveel
Yeah, that's it, we're all just a bunch of...

Yeah, that's it, we're all just a bunch of liberal pussies who get our panties in a wad every time some overzelous cop uses his crown vic as a battering ram. Git er done!:eek1
I really doubt he...
Forum: Face plant 12-10-2007, 10:39 AM
Replies: 83
Views: 7,812
Posted By daveel
At one point you can hear the dispatcher ask the...

At one point you can hear the dispatcher ask the PO what his speed is. He gets off the gas, then replies "60". Can't see what went on before the tape started, but it appears he was pulling them...
Forum: Pacific Northwet - Where it's green. And wet. 12-05-2007, 08:53 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 2,002
Posted By daveel
All the rain keeps the dust down, so we have that...

All the rain keeps the dust down, so we have that going for us, which is nice.
Forum: Equipment 11-14-2007, 09:27 PM
Replies: 450
Views: 100,898
Posted By daveel
1. Bought an electric pressure washer for about...

1. Bought an electric pressure washer for about $150, caught on fire and melted into a ball.

2. VW diesel rabbit.
Forum: Equipment 10-18-2007, 10:14 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 2,339
Posted By daveel
I have a 5 or so year old Aria Quantum among...

I have a 5 or so year old Aria Quantum among other helmets. One thing that hasn't been talked about is how long a helmet holds up to daily use. Other than a few scuffs, the Aria is in great shape,...
Forum: Equipment 09-22-2007, 10:53 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,950
Posted By daveel
I've tried lots of different plugs, they all end...

I've tried lots of different plugs, they all end up making my ears ache after a couple of hours, even foam ones that I cut down. Now I just carry cotton balls and stuff a little in. It doesn't cut...
Forum: Thumpers 09-18-2007, 09:45 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 9,874
Posted By daveel
Not seeing a price at the site, should I be...

Not seeing a price at the site, should I be sitting down when someone tells me?
Forum: Thumpers 09-18-2007, 09:39 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 2,097
Posted By daveel
Used KLR's are pretty cheap around here right...

Used KLR's are pretty cheap around here right now...$3000 to $4000 with low miles, some with most of the mods done that would make sense for a trip like your's. The new 08's drove the prices down a...
Forum: Thumpers 09-17-2007, 10:49 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 2,097
Posted By daveel
I'll stay out of the pissing match and get back...

I'll stay out of the pissing match and get back to bikes.... What I like about tripping on my KLR over my street bikes is the ability to go where you want. I like to camp away from people which...
Forum: Thumpers 09-17-2007, 07:28 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 2,097
Posted By daveel
Glad to see you're a bad ass adventurer, too bad...

Glad to see you're a bad ass adventurer, too bad we can't all be as cool as you. The guys first post was just asking which bike would be more suited to the ride he wants to take. He's seeking...
Forum: Pacific Northwet - Where it's green. And wet. 09-16-2007, 10:18 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 741
Posted By daveel
All the way from PA to Oregon and you got stuck...

All the way from PA to Oregon and you got stuck in Albany? It would almost be funny if it wasn't so sad. There are some wineries in that area, Silver falls isn't too far if you like to hike. ...
Forum: GS Boxers 09-11-2007, 07:35 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 826
Posted By daveel
Sounds alot like what I went through on my r11s,...

Sounds alot like what I went through on my r11s, it was dry splines. Good luck getting BMW to help you out.
Forum: Thumpers 08-07-2007, 10:58 AM
Replies: 51
Views: 4,605
Posted By daveel
I was just thinking about this the other day. I...

I was just thinking about this the other day. I have a R1100S that is a blast to ride but has been a problem child since I brought it home. Splines, rear drive, throttle cables, etc. etc. 30,000...
Forum: Ride reports 05-30-2007, 07:17 AM
Replies: 5,363
Views: 1,920,256
Posted By daveel
[QUOTE=RoyB]http://i52.photobucket.com/albums/g8/P...

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All you're missing is Granny's rocking chair strapped to the top! How's that rear shock holding out? I'd...
Forum: Thumpers 05-29-2007, 09:58 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,740
Posted By daveel
Check out Carribou luggage sytems, I'm very happy...

Check out Carribou luggage sytems, I'm very happy with mine.
Depending on your size, you'll want to do some suspension mods, front springs and raising links really helped my klr handle the load...
Forum: Thumpers 05-21-2007, 05:45 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 927
Posted By daveel
Don't get "target fixation." Unless you have to...

Don't get "target fixation." Unless you have to go all the way to B.C. for some reason, stay flexible, tell yourself you may make it there, or if something more interesting comes along, you may not....
Forum: Ride reports 05-21-2007, 04:54 PM
Replies: 5,363
Views: 1,920,256
Posted By daveel
Just to be fair, I had a much better experience...

Just to be fair, I had a much better experience with BMW of Salt lake last summer. Broke down between Moab and S.L. Limped it into Salt Lake and called them right at closing, they said to bring it...
Forum: Thumpers 05-17-2007, 08:02 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,291
Posted By daveel
I have the Dual Star. It's a learned skill...

I have the Dual Star. It's a learned skill getting it up onto it. FYI, make sure the side stand is up or you can really smack your shin. After I put on raising links and Progressives up front, it's...
Forum: Ride reports 05-17-2007, 04:59 PM
Replies: 5,363
Views: 1,920,256
Posted By daveel
I lived in Siverton and worked in the Sunny Side...

I lived in Siverton and worked in the Sunny Side mine in the early 80's. It was a cool little working town, everyone knew each other, especially in the winter when it would shrink to about 600...
Forum: Ride reports 04-30-2007, 09:35 PM
Replies: 5,363
Views: 1,920,256
Posted By daveel
Didn't hurt my feelings in the least, it's just...

Didn't hurt my feelings in the least, it's just an observation. He actaully hurt my "sensitive" feelings alot more when he talked a bit o smack about the mighty ZRX, as I happen to be a big fan of...
Forum: Ride reports 04-30-2007, 08:52 PM
Replies: 5,363
Views: 1,920,256
Posted By daveel
My first post to this thread, and an observation....

My first post to this thread, and an observation. Josh, you throw out the term "hippie" a few times in your posts with a definate negative conotation. You seem very nonjudgemental of all the other...
Forum: Ride reports 04-29-2007, 09:29 AM
Replies: 133
Views: 10,646
Posted By daveel
Love the Honda 90! I grew up on them in...

Love the Honda 90! I grew up on them in Colorado, did lots of trail riding to ghost towns and minning camps with my dad. They will go anywhere and were actually a lot more usable than high powered...
Forum: Pacific Northwet - Where it's green. And wet. 04-07-2007, 02:34 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,222
Posted By daveel
South coast tends to be less crowded in the...

South coast tends to be less crowded in the summer. Yachats area is one of my favorites. Pick up a Siuslaw and a Siskiyou N.F. maps, there are a ton of dirt road routes from the willammette valley...
Forum: Layin' down tracks 03-10-2007, 08:11 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,016
Posted By daveel
RAM mount snaps? WTF?

Just mounted my 60csx to my KLR two weeks ago. Go out to the garage last night, put the gps in the cradle, decide I want to move the mount a bit, go to unsnap the gps, and the cradle just snaps off...
Forum: Thumpers 03-01-2007, 04:54 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,505
Posted By daveel
I had a POS black girls one speed to get around...

I had a POS black girls one speed to get around on back in college, everyone called it Blackie. Since then I've named every good toy Blackie, figured if it was good enough for Eric Clapton, it was...
Forum: Ride reports 02-26-2007, 07:41 AM
Replies: 5,363
Views: 1,920,256
Posted By daveel
Sold the Rex on the spot. The pictures I posed of...

Sold the Rex on the spot. The pictures I posed of the motor and such was of the last time I ever saw that bike. It let me down in a big way, who the hell makes a motorcycle that can't be laid over? I...
Forum: Trip Planning 02-24-2007, 05:51 PM
Replies: 986
Views: 507,590
Posted By daveel
eugene oregon

Trailer, tools, spare room, secure bike parking, booze friendly. 5 minutes to a cycle gear outlet, 15 to BMW of Western Oregon or Honda/Kawasaki shop. I have maps and a pretty good knowledge of...
Forum: Layin' down tracks 02-24-2007, 12:04 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 718
Posted By daveel
Hard wire 60csx advice.

I"ve got an extra wire from a battery tender with a 3 amp in line fuse. My plan is to solder this to the Garmin bare wire kit, run the wire down the frame and use the battery tender plug I hard...
Forum: Ride reports 02-21-2007, 05:11 PM
Replies: 196
Views: 117,637
Posted By daveel
Just a note about closed roads in Oregon.... ...

Just a note about closed roads in Oregon.... I've lived and travelled the dirt roads here for 20 plus years. At least around the willamette valley most road closures are due to the big logging...
Forum: Equipment 02-11-2007, 01:29 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 516
Posted By daveel
Camera Guru needed

I have two conventional cameras, both broken at the moment. One is a Pentax 90WR that has been a great camera but has been reworked twice, each time costing about $125. Seems to need it again. The...
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