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Forum: Thumpers 10-11-2013, 12:01 PM
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Posted By drifter dave
So your original measurement taken on a stand...

So your original measurement taken on a stand with your bike ratcheted down will no longer be valid.

The point is, it's not a practical way to adjust your chain unless there's a pit crew following...
Forum: Thumpers 10-11-2013, 11:53 AM
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Posted By drifter dave
I know that arguing this point won't get through...

I know that arguing this point won't get through to you, but you do realize that a chain stretches over time, right?
Forum: Thumpers 10-11-2013, 11:29 AM
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Posted By drifter dave
So when a long distance rider is on a trip, he...

So when a long distance rider is on a trip, he should disassemble his suspension every 2 days? Snap, I forgot to do that on my 3 month trip south.
Forum: Thumpers 10-11-2013, 10:16 AM
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Posted By drifter dave
Whatever floats your boat dude. I put 20k...

Whatever floats your boat dude.

I put 20k on a stock set of chain/sprocket in all kinds of conditions (including airing out the bike), loaded, tons of dirt and sand. Just plain lucky I guess :huh
Forum: Thumpers 10-10-2013, 06:29 PM
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Posted By drifter dave
I swear, half of this colossal thread is...

I swear, half of this colossal thread is dedicated to chain tension. My method is to get onto the bike, with any gear I might be carrying and check for slack with the full weight of rider on board....
Forum: Thumpers 10-10-2013, 01:51 PM
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Posted By drifter dave
That's near the top of Brohm Ridge in Squamish :)...

That's near the top of Brohm Ridge in Squamish :)
It's actually pretty tough to get to the top. I have 2 friends who refuse to go back with me.
...
Forum: Thumpers 10-10-2013, 11:38 AM
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Posted By drifter dave
http://farm8.staticflickr.com/7454/10193518083_30d...

http://farm8.staticflickr.com/7454/10193518083_30db487b9b_z.jpg
Forum: Ride reports 05-12-2013, 12:44 PM
Replies: 27
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Posted By drifter dave
That is a crazy amount of gear mounted really...

That is a crazy amount of gear mounted really high on the bike.
Forum: Ride reports 04-15-2013, 05:35 PM
Replies: 265
Views: 40,483
Posted By drifter dave
There's always next time!! How bout that...

There's always next time!!

How bout that Hummingbird highway heh? Has to be one of the best rides ever.
Forum: Ride reports 04-15-2013, 02:05 PM
Replies: 265
Views: 40,483
Posted By drifter dave
Hey amigo, Very proud of you for going...

Hey amigo,

Very proud of you for going against the norm and visiting Belize. Glad to see you made it all the way south, I missed that part, so between our 2 reports I think we have it covered :)
...
Forum: Ride reports 04-01-2013, 05:24 PM
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Posted By drifter dave
Hey Look who I caught smiling!! ...

Hey Look who I caught smiling!!

http://farm5.static.flickr.com/4005/4321212060_b337db1b78_b.jpg
Forum: Ride reports 03-27-2013, 04:07 PM
Replies: 4,258
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Posted By drifter dave
Hey John, I'm not caught up yet, but figured...

Hey John,

I'm not caught up yet, but figured I would post here since you did on my RR. Thanks for the great RR and keep it up Amigo!!

Dorian (aka Drifter Dave)
Forum: Thumpers 03-25-2013, 11:47 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,995
Posted By drifter dave
What years did they make the 400? Are there...

What years did they make the 400?
Are there changes to the new model?
Forum: Ride reports 03-25-2013, 11:41 AM
Replies: 265
Views: 40,483
Posted By drifter dave
Great pics man! Wow what a wicked hike there....

Great pics man! Wow what a wicked hike there. Wish I had that kind of time in the area.

Damn that's tough! I would say the ATM caves near San Ignacio would be a do-not-miss. The snorkeling off...
Forum: Ride reports 03-22-2013, 09:41 AM
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Posted By drifter dave
What a fantastic place.

What a fantastic place.
Forum: Ride reports 02-25-2013, 05:57 PM
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Views: 40,483
Posted By drifter dave
Nice job riding around the lake! I didn't get to...

Nice job riding around the lake! I didn't get to do that, scared off by the stories.

Well the DR's are great, but for what you're doing now, you have the perfect ride. I will never be happy until...
Forum: Ride reports 02-20-2013, 09:28 AM
Replies: 265
Views: 40,483
Posted By drifter dave
Awesome dude! Thanks for bringing back such...

Awesome dude!
Thanks for bringing back such great memories :)
Forum: Ride reports 02-19-2013, 09:21 AM
Replies: 265
Views: 40,483
Posted By drifter dave
I love Guatemala. It certainly is cheap enough if...

I love Guatemala. It certainly is cheap enough if you shop around. Hotels listed in the guides will cost more. I can remember staying in Flores on the lake, 2 beds for $9/night CDN. Not bad. Safe...
Forum: Ride reports 02-15-2013, 04:03 PM
Replies: 265
Views: 40,483
Posted By drifter dave
Don't miss Belize! There is a ton of cool stuff...

Don't miss Belize! There is a ton of cool stuff to see and do there. As was said before, just skip Belize City.
Please check my RR in the sig below to get some details. Cheers,

Dorian
Forum: Ride reports 10-08-2012, 09:43 AM
Replies: 136
Views: 32,378
Posted By drifter dave
Back in Black

Those who have read my report may be interested to know - I located and bought my old KLR back. Kept in contact with the fellow I sold to, and he was good enough to do a trade so I could get her...
Forum: Latin America 05-15-2012, 04:02 PM
Replies: 172
Views: 40,770
Posted By drifter dave
Yay! I made a list :) Mine's one of...

Yay!
I made a list :)

Mine's one of those hidden little reports: Seldom read but enjoyed by those who do read it :)
Forum: Ride reports 04-12-2012, 04:51 PM
Replies: 136
Views: 32,378
Posted By drifter dave
Hey Steve, Been a while now, but I believe...

Hey Steve,

Been a while now, but I believe Jason and I each spent under 4 grand each. We could have done it much cheaper, but we ate at restaurants and didn't camp a whole lot. Also, things like...
Forum: Ride reports 12-08-2011, 02:40 PM
Replies: 136
Views: 32,378
Posted By drifter dave
A bump for the 2 year anniversary :)

A bump for the 2 year anniversary :)
Forum: Thumpers 09-25-2010, 08:06 PM
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Views: 2,683,889
Posted By drifter dave
Hey guys, Just wanted to mention that the...

Hey guys,

Just wanted to mention that the FMF Powercore that I just installed was a poor fit. Very poor. Even with the header pipe really loose, the mounting tabs just don't line up, I forced it...
Forum: Ride reports 09-09-2010, 02:39 PM
Replies: 451
Views: 95,828
Posted By drifter dave
Hey Stickfigure, I wanted you to know that...

Hey Stickfigure,

I wanted you to know that I loved your report and you were a great inspiration/planning resource for the trip in my sig. Thank you,
Forum: Ride reports 09-09-2010, 02:35 PM
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Posted By drifter dave
X2 Fishfund, I wanted you to know that you...

X2

Fishfund, I wanted you to know that you were a great inspiration and planning resource for the trip in my sig. Thank you.




I gotta say that you were way off on this comment though....
Forum: Ride reports 09-09-2010, 02:29 PM
Replies: 136
Views: 32,378
Posted By drifter dave
Thanks for the compliments guys. I hope that I've...

Thanks for the compliments guys. I hope that I've inspired some adventures. I have run across a couple of reports that followed our routes/activities and I was a bit jealous that I wasn't there. Go...
Forum: Ride reports 08-25-2010, 12:47 PM
Replies: 136
Views: 32,378
Posted By drifter dave
So anyone else ride Belize lately?

So anyone else ride Belize lately?
Forum: Ride reports 08-25-2010, 12:45 PM
Replies: 336
Views: 76,496
Posted By drifter dave
Click the link in my sig for Belize coverage....

Click the link in my sig for Belize coverage. Also starring this author's (Island Spark's) bike.
Forum: Ride reports 06-15-2010, 08:58 AM
Replies: 336
Views: 76,496
Posted By drifter dave
Damn! Oh well, there's always next time. Nice...

Damn! Oh well, there's always next time. Nice writing man, keep it up.

Dorian

Ps - Bypass Tampico if possible but hit La Pesca near the border if it times out well..
Forum: Ride reports 06-14-2010, 03:53 PM
Replies: 336
Views: 76,496
Posted By drifter dave
Dude, you're fired. You didn't do your homework...

Dude, you're fired. You didn't do your homework and read my RR. I've got the Belize info you need a few pages in. In fact it's pretty much the only coverage on Belize to be had.. Read up bro! Link's...
Forum: Ride reports 05-31-2010, 01:05 PM
Replies: 136
Views: 32,378
Posted By drifter dave
Sounds great - what kind of 250? Take care...

Sounds great - what kind of 250?

Take care in Nicaragua - heard a few stories of robberies.

Best advice is to carry a fake wallet, complete with the day's money, expired credit cards, old ATM...
Forum: Ride reports 05-28-2010, 08:55 PM
Replies: 336
Views: 76,496
Posted By drifter dave
Ahh memories. Sure seems weird to see pics...

Ahh memories.

Sure seems weird to see pics of Jay's bike in the same places. Keep it up man. Any questions fire me a PM.

Dorian
Forum: Ride reports 05-14-2010, 12:55 PM
Replies: 126
Views: 16,132
Posted By drifter dave
I think that you'll find very few people here...

I think that you'll find very few people here that would classify what you are doing as "running away". Weather or not those around you understand is of little importance right now.

I have a...
Forum: Ride reports 05-14-2010, 12:40 PM
Replies: 136
Views: 32,378
Posted By drifter dave
Cheers guys :freaky I think the...

Cheers guys :freaky




I think the trick is that I had talked about how I was going to go someday. Ever since we met, she knew it was coming, so it was kind of built-in as part of marrying...
Forum: Ride reports 05-13-2010, 09:53 PM
Replies: 136
Views: 32,378
Posted By drifter dave
Thank you John. Anyone else with questions or...

Thank you John. Anyone else with questions or comments - feel free to fire away.

Dorian
Forum: Ride reports 05-06-2010, 07:05 PM
Replies: 136
Views: 32,378
Posted By drifter dave
Hey thanks for the positive feedback guys - Much...

Hey thanks for the positive feedback guys - Much appriciated.:D

Coaxial, the Scrambler's been pretty sweet, I ride it to work almost every day. I've seen some crazy off road footage:
...
Forum: Ride reports 05-04-2010, 09:47 AM
Replies: 136
Views: 32,378
Posted By drifter dave
Chapter 8 - Home I'm writing you now on...

Chapter 8 - Home


I'm writing you now on April 3rd 2010. It's been a few months since our return and Jay and I have gone back to the regular rhythm of daily life. Jay has started work with B.C....
Forum: Ride reports 05-04-2010, 09:32 AM
Replies: 136
Views: 32,378
Posted By drifter dave
Day 73 - Jan 19th - Roseburg Oregon to Dorian's...

Day 73 - Jan 19th - Roseburg Oregon to Dorian's house near Vancouver Canada - 830 kms

My journal actually ended in yesterday's entry. This is a record-breaking ride for us, plenty of miles in a...
Forum: Ride reports 05-04-2010, 09:03 AM
Replies: 136
Views: 32,378
Posted By drifter dave
Day 72 - Jan 18th - Healdsburg California to...

Day 72 - Jan 18th - Healdsburg California to Roseburg Oregon - around 700kms


We wake up to a major downpour and hit Highway 101 North in high wind and rain. This stretch sometimes follows the...
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