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Forum: Thumpers 10-20-2014, 02:19 AM
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Posted By pngaudioguy
Just shy of 100hp, yeah. A lot better wind...

Just shy of 100hp, yeah. A lot better wind protection for the segments of my commute that hit 120kph (75mph), too!
Forum: Thumpers 10-18-2014, 03:01 PM
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Posted By pngaudioguy
As promised, a pic of the new steed hanging with...

As promised, a pic of the new steed hanging with the XRL. Complications abounded getting the title transferred, traffic on the way to the chunnel, then had a credit card issue at the pump on the way...
Forum: Thumpers 10-17-2014, 03:46 AM
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Posted By pngaudioguy
Sorry - thought I mentioned it a few days ago....

Sorry - thought I mentioned it a few days ago. Honda Varadero (XL1000), 2004 with ABS and fuel injection. Will post a pic of it sharing the garage with my XR650L when I get it home tomorrow night....
Forum: Thumpers 10-16-2014, 10:16 PM
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Posted By pngaudioguy
On closer inspection, you're absolutely right. I...

On closer inspection, you're absolutely right. I mistook the grip for the weather plug for a switch knob. I probably should swap out the grips and do something about the vibes - but I'm picking up my...
Forum: Thumpers 10-16-2014, 01:10 PM
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Posted By pngaudioguy
Looks good to me, AZ TOM. What's that switch next...

Looks good to me, AZ TOM. What's that switch next to the blinkers? Has it held up well? I'm trying to find recommendations on a handlebar mounted switch to use for hazards.



Haha - according to...
Forum: Thumpers 10-14-2014, 07:22 AM
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Posted By pngaudioguy
@tft - Keep in mind that LED's are available in a...

@tft - Keep in mind that LED's are available in a variety of colors if you don't want them to all be red, as it appears ThumpnRed has done. You could match the OEM colors, or come up with your own...
Forum: Thumpers 10-14-2014, 05:21 AM
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Posted By pngaudioguy
Yeah, I ended up settling on the 2004 model year...

Yeah, I ended up settling on the 2004 model year since it fit in the budget I could afford. First year with ABS, 6 speed trans, and FI all combined. 2003 had some of those, 2007 got further upgrades...
Forum: Thumpers 10-14-2014, 02:06 AM
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Posted By pngaudioguy
Nice morning commute

Picking up a Honda Varadero this weekend, so this will be towards the end of my commuting on the XRL (still keeping it for weekend fun.) Had a nice view to enjoy while dodging cars on the Belgian...
Forum: Thumpers 10-10-2014, 03:41 PM
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Posted By pngaudioguy
Dirt - about 50/50. Up and over some logs,...

Dirt - about 50/50. Up and over some logs, through some axle height mud, etc. Lots of miles back and forth to work on "paved" roads, too.

Tuxedo - no.
Forum: Thumpers 10-10-2014, 08:04 AM
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Posted By pngaudioguy
Aren't the "deathwings" the tires that come on...

Aren't the "deathwings" the tires that come on the bike from the factory? If so, I ran about 3000 miles on mine. Because I'm even cheaper than RZRob...:D
Forum: Thumpers 10-07-2014, 11:55 PM
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Posted By pngaudioguy
Pretty sure the link is: ...

Pretty sure the link is:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tUq1EXOxdLs

But, it says it's blocked in my country :(::cry
Forum: Thumpers 10-05-2014, 10:29 PM
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Posted By pngaudioguy
Not in his nature, I've gathered...

Not in his nature, I've gathered...
Forum: Thumpers 10-02-2014, 12:43 PM
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Posted By pngaudioguy
Yet sometimes it bleeds out anyway...

Yet sometimes it bleeds out anyway...
Forum: Thumpers 10-01-2014, 11:10 AM
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Posted By pngaudioguy
Multimeter indicated a short front and rear on...

Multimeter indicated a short front and rear on the right side blinkers before I removed anything. Not surprising it would be both since they share the positive wire. Decided to start searching in...
Forum: Thumpers 09-30-2014, 11:57 AM
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Posted By pngaudioguy
Thanks for the quick idea. I'll try unplugging...

Thanks for the quick idea. I'll try unplugging both tomorrow and see if it still happens. Doubt I'll have time to get back out to the garage tonight.
Forum: Thumpers 09-30-2014, 11:46 AM
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Posted By pngaudioguy
Hey guys - had a strange electrical gremlin on my...

Hey guys - had a strange electrical gremlin on my way home this afternoon. Just had a little time to troubleshoot after dinner (just a little given the 3 month old gracing my home), and was able to...
Forum: Thumpers 09-30-2014, 02:31 AM
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Posted By pngaudioguy
I picked up a used one from someone. When I went...

I picked up a used one from someone. When I went to adjust the discs (every other one was on backwards for some reason...:hmmmmm) half of the nut inserts pulled out of the thin metal. My guess was no...
Forum: Regional forums 09-29-2014, 10:50 AM
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Posted By pngaudioguy
California - That's a really sharp looking bike....

California - That's a really sharp looking bike. Please forgive my ignorance, what is it?
Forum: Thumpers 09-29-2014, 06:58 AM
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Posted By pngaudioguy
Having lived most of my life in the US, and now...

Having lived most of my life in the US, and now being in Europe for a little while, the quiet pipes thing is definitely not the trend over here. It's all about the distinctive sound of your ride, and...
Forum: Thumpers 09-23-2014, 01:08 PM
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Posted By pngaudioguy
Of course, here in Belgium I don't sit in traffic...

Of course, here in Belgium I don't sit in traffic all that much so keeping the drivers behind me awake is less of an issue, since motos are the sacred cow over here. Folks pull to the side of the...
Forum: Thumpers 09-23-2014, 12:33 PM
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Posted By pngaudioguy
See the link in my signature block. That thread...

See the link in my signature block. That thread has part links, schematics, and lots of pictures for what I did. It's performed great for the last couple years. Cages seem to leave a bit extra room...
Forum: Thumpers 09-23-2014, 12:07 PM
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Posted By pngaudioguy
Superbright LED's kick ass. Especially in the...

Superbright LED's kick ass. Especially in the oversized factory brake light :D.
Forum: Thumpers 09-13-2014, 03:04 PM
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Posted By pngaudioguy
Do we need to all pitch in via Paypal to get CW a...

Do we need to all pitch in via Paypal to get CW a new camera? His motor work is legendary, but the photos he sends out are total crap.
Forum: Thumpers 09-05-2014, 04:22 AM
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Posted By pngaudioguy
Which headlight shroud is that? I really like the...

Which headlight shroud is that? I really like the look. <edit: pic="" trimmed,="" see="" two="" posts="" above="" for="">(Edit: Picture trimmed, see two posts up.)
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Forum: Regional forums 08-27-2014, 12:31 AM
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Posted By pngaudioguy
grab - tunnel: ...

grab - tunnel:
https://dl.dropboxusercontent.com/u/94352780/advrider/tunnel_grab.jpg

new tag - Castle or stately mansion if castles aren't found near you. This particular one is the Attre Castle...
Forum: Regional forums 08-26-2014, 01:30 PM
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Posted By pngaudioguy
I've got a windmill in mind about 30 minutes the...

I've got a windmill in mind about 30 minutes the other side of work tomorrow morning if this endless Belgian rain will cooperate like the weatherman is currently predicting... then we have 6 more...
Forum: Thumpers 08-26-2014, 12:26 PM
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Posted By pngaudioguy
I've always loved Honda's reliability, which is...

I've always loved Honda's reliability, which is why I went with the XRL as my first purchase. I'd love to have a tourer and cruiser someday, too, which likely won't be Honda, but that's down the...
Forum: Ride reports 07-25-2014, 03:31 AM
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Views: 475,394
Posted By pngaudioguy
I see you found a great way to post maps - even...

I see you found a great way to post maps - even better than the things I had thought of. Very cool!
Forum: Thumpers 07-23-2014, 12:20 PM
Replies: 76,638
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Posted By pngaudioguy
Verbing weirds language. (Quote from the best...

Verbing weirds language. (Quote from the best comic strip ever.)



I don't do a whole lot of highway riding, but in my mind feel like my particular bike is happiest staying below 65mph for long...
Forum: Regional forums 07-22-2014, 02:29 AM
Replies: 5,395
Views: 431,064
Posted By pngaudioguy
I'm still lurking, but with a 3 week old in the...

I'm still lurking, but with a 3 week old in the house my riding time is temporarily quite limited. That and I don't know of any Chaplin stuff near me - just a visitor to this country, have to Google...
Forum: Thumpers 07-13-2014, 11:30 AM
Replies: 76,638
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Posted By pngaudioguy
That Whelen LIN3 is no joke. You've all seen them...

That Whelen LIN3 is no joke. You've all seen them - it's the smaller LED used on newer police cruisers in the states. If the person behind you doesn't see it, they shouldn't be operating a vehicle! I...
Forum: Ride reports 07-09-2014, 02:47 AM
Replies: 1,958
Views: 475,394
Posted By pngaudioguy
I've been subscribed since the South America...

I've been subscribed since the South America trip, watched the bike build-out, and love following your adventure. Like everyone has said the pictures and story-telling make this thread really...
Forum: Thumpers 07-06-2014, 07:19 AM
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Posted By pngaudioguy
Thanks - I agree, of course. I'm used to getting...

Thanks - I agree, of course. I'm used to getting minimal sleep from time to time, but usually it's on a predictable schedule.



Hehe - yeah, I do end up sharing the occasional beer pic, huh?...
Forum: Thumpers 07-05-2014, 12:08 PM
Replies: 76,638
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Posted By pngaudioguy
I posted one a few pages back, check this post:...

I posted one a few pages back, check this post: http://advrider.com/forums/showpost.php?p=24491176&postcount=73000

The post was in reference to the toolbox I'd just put on for my commute, but is a...
Forum: Thumpers 06-28-2014, 11:01 AM
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Posted By pngaudioguy
I've had the opportunity to enjoy all of the...

I've had the opportunity to enjoy all of the beers from every "Trappist" monastery, except the one that just got recognized in Spencer, MA. They are definitely all exceptional. :evil

Some of the...
Forum: Thumpers 06-28-2014, 12:58 AM
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Posted By pngaudioguy
KyoXR already mentioned the lane splitting thing....

KyoXR already mentioned the lane splitting thing. After taking a ride in city traffic and still being able to move smoothly while the cars are all sitting there it's definitely something I'll miss...
Forum: Thumpers 06-27-2014, 01:35 PM
Replies: 76,638
Views: 8,186,253
Posted By pngaudioguy
I've got rubber grommets to keep the holes I...

I've got rubber grommets to keep the holes I drilled sealed, then a small flat washer under for compression, and a large flat washer above for compression and load dispersion. Galvanized M8 bolts are...
Forum: Thumpers 06-27-2014, 12:22 PM
Replies: 76,638
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Posted By pngaudioguy
Commute-mode

I finally got tired of putting my backpack on every morning to go to work, and figuring out how to strap down groceries and whatnot on the way home. I didn't want to spend hundreds on a "topbox", but...
Forum: Thumpers 06-18-2014, 01:00 PM
Replies: 76,638
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Posted By pngaudioguy
Lining up the camera - I set up my shot on the...

Lining up the camera - I set up my shot on the way to work this morning while the XRL was on the kickstand. It turned out exactly like your video. I'm using a RAM bolt mount ball to move the camera...
Forum: Thumpers 06-18-2014, 12:37 PM
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Posted By pngaudioguy
Video editing - check out Lightworks. It's free...

Video editing - check out Lightworks. It's free for 720p Youtube exports. Not quite like any of the other non-linear editors, but definitely powerful and good video quality.

I can't figure out...
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