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by melville
Wed Oct 04, 2017 8:55 am
Forum: MOTORCYCLING
Topic: What are your boots?
Replies: 25
Views: 334

Re: What are your boots?

Mine are some lace-up boots bought at the Harley store. They look a bit like paratrooper boots. I do some hiking on my rides, so I went to the Harley store for boots suitable for walking.
by melville
Sat Sep 23, 2017 8:22 pm
Forum: Post 1970 Airheads
Topic: As my airhead gently weeps
Replies: 32
Views: 754

Re: As my airhead gently weeps

bluesman wrote:
Sat Sep 23, 2017 2:16 pm
Oil pressure switch from a VW beetle will also work.

Bluesman
Only if the Airhead has tapered (pipe) OP sender threads. My /6 has straight threads for the OP sender.
by melville
Thu Sep 21, 2017 11:42 pm
Forum: Post 1970 Airheads
Topic: As my airhead gently weeps
Replies: 32
Views: 754

Re: As my airhead gently weeps

I bet it is the oil pressure switch! I'll check that out...thanx! Can I pull off that switch when the bike is full of oil. How is the switch sealed? Yes, you can pull it off when the sump is full. The switch is on an oil galley above sump level. My /6 had a crush washer and straight threads on the ...
by melville
Wed Sep 13, 2017 9:11 am
Forum: MOTORCYCLING
Topic: California
Replies: 2
Views: 89

Re: California

By BC standards you'd be fine. Bring your raingear, and you're better off heading south. Hwy 1 will probably still be closed south of Big Sur as they deal with a huge slide.
by melville
Sun Sep 03, 2017 8:47 am
Forum: MOTORCYCLING
Topic: Eclipocalypse!
Replies: 18
Views: 484

Re: Eclipocalypse!

It was good to meet a real Boxerworks person, you're the first one I've met. I should have met ZM at Redmond though, but didn't. And that's good hot sauce, thanks. I seem to always get stuck behind RVs on 34 but when I don't, it's a great road. I like the sweepers on Kings Valley highway too, the o...
by melville
Sat Sep 02, 2017 9:54 am
Forum: MOTORCYCLING
Topic: Eclipocalypse!
Replies: 18
Views: 484

Re: Eclipocalypse!

I think they should wrap up tax season 15 days early for 2024. It not like anyone doesn't have time to prepare for it. Bloomington, Indiana lies in 2024's path. You don't have family in Indiana, do you? Nice pictures, 'specially your bike, with those bar-end mirrors and GPSr! Ooh, Bloomington. I am...
by melville
Fri Sep 01, 2017 5:37 pm
Forum: MOTORCYCLING
Topic: Eclipocalypse!
Replies: 18
Views: 484

Re: Eclipocalypse!

Morning came at the Palm and it was time to mosey home. I loaded the bike up and started to get into my gear, but every time I started to put my earplugs in, guys would start talking to me about the bike. The first one (youngish guy) knew what it was and appreciated it. The next one (older guy) also...
by melville
Tue Aug 29, 2017 9:39 am
Forum: MOTORCYCLING
Topic: Eclipocalypse!
Replies: 18
Views: 484

Re: Eclipocalypse!

We pick this up where I experienced the traffic Eclipocalypse. After the sun came back, we left the viewing party and I got into my gear and on the bike. I got outta town and southbound as quickly as I could. Oregon 99W was moving right along until about 10 miles outside of Junction City, when it al...
by melville
Tue Aug 29, 2017 7:24 am
Forum: Post 1970 Airheads
Topic: What have I got here?
Replies: 22
Views: 1018

Re: What have I got here?

It's an all day tank with a 20 minute seat and exhaust.
by melville
Mon Aug 28, 2017 10:56 pm
Forum: MOTORCYCLING
Topic: Eclipocalypse!
Replies: 18
Views: 484

Re: Eclipocalypse!

From Florence I continued north on 101 where I found myself in my first experience of Eclipocalypse traffic. It was like everyone from Eugene was headed to Newport. Thankfully, I turned off at Waldport onto Oregon 34 and had no traffic the whole length of it, except for one quickly dispatched Rialta...