Motorcycles, Post if you got em

Re: Motorcycles, Post if you got em

PostBy: Cap On: Wed Feb 27, 2013 7:11 pm

SteveZee wrote:
LDPosse wrote:Well I've got two of 'em. Haven't done much riding though the past two years. Some of you coal gurus might be able to tell where the DR650 pic was taken! :D

That's an interesting pail LDP. I was thinking about a KLR650 which is almost the same bike as your's for an adventurer type travel rig. How do like yours in that role?


The KLR is a great bike for adventure touring. I did it! Probably little better than the DR due to the KLR's big 6 gal tank and more street oriented build. But the DR is far superior off road. See ADV forum.

http://www.advrider.com/forums/forumdisplay.php?f=15
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Re: Motorcycles, Post if you got em

PostBy: LDPosse On: Wed Feb 27, 2013 11:49 pm

Cap wrote:The KLR is a great bike for adventure touring. I did it! Probably little better than the DR due to the KLR's big 6 gal tank and more street oriented build. But the DR is far superior off road. See ADV forum.

http://www.advrider.com/forums/forumdisplay.php?f=15


advrider!!! I need to stay away from that forum, make me spend my coal money on bike accessories!!!! Hmmm, maybe it's time to take the DR650 to the doodsakker in Angola..... :rambo2: :bang:

I've been thinking about trying to do the trans labrador highway as a kind of prep ride for running to Alaska..... The problem is finding the time off work to do it! :(

I've done a few multi-state trips.... need to get back into it!! These pics were all taken pre-coal addiction :D
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Re: Motorcycles, Post if you got em

PostBy: Cap On: Fri Mar 01, 2013 11:30 pm

The Dragon! :eek2:
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Re: Motorcycles, Post if you got em

PostBy: Cap On: Fri Mar 01, 2013 11:42 pm

I rode to New Foundland in 2007. Made it as far as Nova Scotia in 2009. But booked ferry tickets in advance for 2010 and made it back to the Rock . Rode my DL1000 in 2007, my DL650 in 2009. Drove a MB diesel with my boys in 2010. Lots of memories.
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Re: Motorcycles, Post if you got em

PostBy: SteveZee On: Sun Mar 03, 2013 6:28 am

Cap wrote:I rode to New Foundland in 2007. Made it as far as Nova Scotia in 2009. But booked ferry tickets in advance for 2010 and made it back to the Rock . Rode my DL1000 in 2007, my DL650 in 2009. Drove a MB diesel with my boys in 2010. Lots of memories.


That's some nice rides Cap. You probably came right by my place on your way through. Way back in the early 70's, I'd just got back in country and had some money in my pocket. Myself and a buddy went and bought two brand new 4cyl honda's and cruised them up through New Brunswick, Nova Scotia and to PEI. He got a 750 CB, and I got a gold wing. First year they made them. Was a 1000cc and none of the bagage, just a luggage rack. Camped along the way. I'll never forget that trip!
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Re: Motorcycles, Post if you got em

PostBy: SteveZee On: Sun Mar 03, 2013 6:38 am

freetown fred wrote:I hear that on the yellow pine--I've drilled many a hole to get a nail in ;) Again----NICE :)

Yep, there's a reason they use it for flooring! My front porch was done back in the 1920's and they used hemlock flooring. That's another one that is hard on nails! When I replaced some in the doorway I used yellow pine. Couldn't find any hemlock.
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Re: Motorcycles, Post if you got em

PostBy: WNY On: Sun Mar 03, 2013 9:15 am

I had a KLR650 for a couple years, it was a fun bike, no long distance riding on it tho, I would have put different tires for more street use if I road longer distances, it had pretty good knobby ones and vibrated pretty good on the road.
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Re: Motorcycles, Post if you got em

PostBy: Cap On: Sun Mar 03, 2013 8:01 pm

SteveZee wrote:
Cap wrote:I rode to New Foundland in 2007. Made it as far as Nova Scotia in 2009. But booked ferry tickets in advance for 2010 and made it back to the Rock . Rode my DL1000 in 2007, my DL650 in 2009. Drove a MB diesel with my boys in 2010. Lots of memories.


That's some nice rides Cap. You probably came right by my place on your way through. Way back in the early 70's, I'd just got back in country and had some money in my pocket. Myself and a buddy went and bought two brand new 4cyl honda's and cruised them up through New Brunswick, Nova Scotia and to PEI. He got a 750 CB, and I got a gold wing. First year they made them. Was a 1000cc and none of the bagage, just a luggage rack. Camped along the way. I'll never forget that trip!


I crossed the border at St Stephen, drove Rt 9 across ME out of Bangor. I made it to PEI on the '09 trip. I visited both Saint John, NB & St John's, NL. I saw an iceberg the size of a large building (large hospital size) from the west coast of New Foundland in July on the '10 trip. Folks of New Foundland are very friendly and they talk funny too. :)
Lot's of moose. Saw humpbacks up close in Saint Anthony along with Leif Erikison's settlement. The whales, it was like they knew we were there watching them play. They put on a show from 75' away from dock on the ocean. Gros Morne and Cape Breton are some of the most fascinating places on the east coast of N America. No creature comforts on New Foundland but lots of natural beauty and poor fishing settlements too. Nothing but small wooden homes & huts and a single gas station/store.
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Re: Motorcycles, Post if you got em

PostBy: SteveZee On: Fri Mar 08, 2013 9:26 am

Those are some great trips you described Cap. Your boy look just like a younger version. Tha route brings me home downeast here where I live although it's quite a bit more affluent now a days. We've got plenty of the little fishing villages though. Bucks Harbor is a few miles down the road from me and fits the bill with a few discrepancies of money that moved in. That route 9 from Bangor to Calais is always a great ride. I live quite close, just an hour or less from St Stephen dowb Rt 1 and have ridden that circle up to Calais (Rt 1) then Rt 9 to Bangor and back home on 3 &1. It's a nice Sunday ride and has lots of alternates through blueberry country. I had my old Yammy FJ on that ride many a summer day over tha last few years. I built a Cafe bike out of an old Goldwing 1100 and that's also great fun on those Rt9 type roads.
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Re: Motorcycles, Post if you got em

PostBy: Old-Duckman On: Fri Sep 06, 2013 6:01 pm

Just joined the forum this week, stove is still on order. I am a newbe so have been reading coal stove tech info but cruised the forum's other area today and saw this post...

This is my favorite bike that I own. Details:

1972 Ducati 750 GT
Engine number 750313
Year purchased, about 1993 (if memory serves)
Miles when purchased 7K and change
Current miles 23K and change

Ducati history/lore:

The GT was the first model of twin cylinder that Ducati made. Prior to the GT all Ducatis were single cylinder models.

Up to engine number 750440 the engine cases were sand cast not die cast. This particular example is considered a "pre-production" example of the GT.

Modern Ducatis have desmodronic actuated valves (the valves are opened and closed via a camming action) the GT has valve springs, thus the valves are opened via overhead cam but closed via spring (as are most modern motorcycles...except Ducatis).

The GT is a right foot shift and you push down to upshift and pull up to downshift.

This GT has a fiberglass fuel tank as do all GTs until the US DOT would allow only steel fuel tanks on street bikes starting in 1975.

This machine is a wonderful ride, runs nice starts easy and handles well, the prize of my stable.

Ducatis are lovingly called Ducks or Dukes...thus my screen name.

OK, "Grandpa" mode off...Hope you like the Duck !
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Re: Motorcycles, Post if you got em

PostBy: freetown fred On: Fri Sep 06, 2013 6:28 pm

Nice sled OD :)
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Re: Motorcycles, Post if you got em

PostBy: DePippo79 On: Fri Sep 06, 2013 9:30 pm

I'll have to go take some pictures, nice bikes all. Riding season will be over before we know it.
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Re: Motorcycles, Post if you got em

PostBy: Wanna Bee On: Fri Sep 06, 2013 9:37 pm

Awesome Duck!

I'm currently chasing a Ducati 1098r to add to my stable. It's the only brand that isn't represented in my collection.

I'll get some pictures of the "gang" up shortly.
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Re: Motorcycles, Post if you got em

PostBy: Old-Duckman On: Sat Sep 07, 2013 7:47 am

Wanna Bee wrote:Awesome Duck!

I'm currently chasing a Ducati 1098r to add to my stable. It's the only brand that isn't represented in my collection.

I'll get some pictures of the "gang" up shortly.


Thanx.

1098's are stunning machines, I hope you find a nice example.
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Re: Motorcycles, Post if you got em

PostBy: Old-Duckman On: Sat Sep 07, 2013 7:57 am

freetown fred wrote:Nice sled OD :)

Thanx Freetown, guess we have similar tastes in bikes and stoves. I have an order in for a 50-93, which I see you have. Sadly though I have no Harleys. I see from your profile that you take to "Old Harleys", sounds interesting. But, at nearly 700 posts I didn't want to take time to fish for photos of your bike(s).

I have always liked pan heads, pretty motor. Knuckles are sweet too and I think the "K" Model Sportsters have a nice lookin' mill.

Post a link to your MC post, I'd like to see it.
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