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Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 03-15-2013, 10:15 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,963
Posted By Strave19
Two bikes and no functioning Odometers :cry . My...

Two bikes and no functioning Odometers :cry . My old bikes were dirt so no idea there either. So I'm just going to guesstimate around 1.4 million miles :evil (not really)

These posts usually go...
Forum: Pacific Northwet - Where it's green. And wet. 03-07-2013, 01:04 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 4,159
Posted By Strave19
Thanks for the heads up. I may just plan a ride...

Thanks for the heads up. I may just plan a ride out there and stick to as much gravel as I can on the way, its about 50mi from where I'm at. When I get there I can put around some trails and hope...
Forum: Pacific Northwet - Where it's green. And wet. 03-07-2013, 11:16 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 4,159
Posted By Strave19
I've relocated nearby (Othello area) for the time...

I've relocated nearby (Othello area) for the time being and I'd love to ride some dirt out here. I used to ride a good amount of dirt/mx years ago, but have not been on any dirt in quite a while.
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Forum: Thumpers 02-28-2013, 11:11 PM
Replies: 84
Views: 5,609
Posted By Strave19
Sounds like you're over emphasizing the...

Sounds like you're over emphasizing the seat-height issue, you'll get used to being a little tippy-toed once you get some miles on it, just my opinion. Also, the choice of bike totally depends on...
Forum: Face plant 02-27-2013, 05:58 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 7,148
Posted By Strave19
Blaming whoever sweeped the road is ridiculous...

Blaming whoever sweeped the road is ridiculous IMO, hell, if you cant sue the state for dirt, sue them because the roads blend in with the dirt...

You're riding a road at 9-11,000ft that gets...
Forum: Thumpers 02-22-2013, 08:35 PM
Replies: 8,533
Views: 2,094,350
Posted By Strave19
Pretty sweet, I like your style :clap

Pretty sweet, I like your style :clap
Forum: Thumpers 02-21-2013, 02:35 PM
Replies: 14,862
Views: 1,600,990
Posted By Strave19
Maybe not the right place to continue my troubleshooting, but...

Continued from a couple pages back, having an electrical cut-out issue that I thought could be the sidestand switch.

Okay. I've checked a couple of things just to see whats what. The bike starts...
Forum: Thumpers 02-19-2013, 09:42 AM
Replies: 14,862
Views: 1,600,990
Posted By Strave19
Appreciate the help guys. I'll start with the...

Appreciate the help guys. I'll start with the easiest stuff first. I may even be able to get started today so I'll keep you posted and hopefully its something easy. Need to go through the wiring...
Forum: Thumpers 02-18-2013, 07:55 PM
Replies: 14,862
Views: 1,600,990
Posted By Strave19
Seeking some troubleshooting help

I've got a 2007 KLR650 (~50,000mi) that I've only been able to put a few hundred miles on since I got it last year. Had no issues on the few rides I was able to go on, until I relocated last fall...
Forum: Ride reports 11-07-2012, 10:24 AM
Replies: 4,757
Views: 1,220,276
Posted By Strave19
Excellent

Looks amazing John. How many miles have you been covering each day?

And did you jump in by those waterfalls? Looks like a gorgeous spot.
Forum: Ride reports 11-02-2012, 02:30 PM
Replies: 4,757
Views: 1,220,276
Posted By Strave19
Sounds like a great start

I'm finally all caught up, even though I should be working! Looks like a great trip so far. I'm really liking the style and the detail, especially with costs. As others have said, all that info...
Forum: Ride reports 10-31-2012, 11:20 AM
Replies: 4,757
Views: 1,220,276
Posted By Strave19
Thumb You're doing it!

Hey John,

Glad to see you're on your way! I've been away from the forums for quite a while trying to finish up school (just a little over a month left). I need to get caught up on your trip. ...
Forum: Americas 08-09-2012, 09:28 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 2,629
Posted By Strave19
Are you riding down or flying? I'll be heading...

Are you riding down or flying? I'll be heading south in January too and wouldn't mind some company through northern Mex.
Forum: Americas 07-17-2012, 06:31 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 3,832
Posted By Strave19
I'm also in WA and considering a similar trip for...

I'm also in WA and considering a similar trip for world cup. Its way out there still but we should keep in touch. I'm on my phone right now but wull reply again when i can.
Forum: Americas 07-17-2012, 08:49 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 542
Posted By Strave19
Assuming that when you re-assembled everything it...

Assuming that when you re-assembled everything it was all in spec and lubed properly, etc... Then hell yes. Just take it for a few shake down runs and make sure everything is working properly. Then...
Forum: Americas 06-15-2012, 12:55 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,138
Posted By Strave19
That looks like an INCREDIBLE way to spend 17...

That looks like an INCREDIBLE way to spend 17 days if you ask me. I like that you did a 2,600mi "trial run" :rofl to a lot of people that would be a 2,600mi trip of a lifetime. I'm leaving...
Forum: Pacific Northwet - Where it's green. And wet. 06-14-2012, 04:53 PM
Replies: 5,782
Views: 337,322
Posted By Strave19
I think I might do just that. Hwy 2 only puts me...

I think I might do just that. Hwy 2 only puts me at like 30 more miles than my original route (no biggie) and I've actually never been on that section. :clap
Forum: Pacific Northwet - Where it's green. And wet. 06-14-2012, 04:17 PM
Replies: 5,782
Views: 337,322
Posted By Strave19
St Joe River Rd is still snowed in toward the...

St Joe River Rd is still snowed in toward the top, (mile marker 86 maybe?). Finally got ahold of someone at the ranger station. Bummer! I was planning on taking that road this weekend on my way to...
Forum: Pacific Northwet - Where it's green. And wet. 06-12-2012, 05:37 PM
Replies: 5,782
Views: 337,322
Posted By Strave19
Anybody know if the St Joe river road is open all...

Anybody know if the St Joe river road is open all the way from Avery to St Regis yet?
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 06-08-2012, 07:19 AM
Replies: 85
Views: 13,458
Posted By Strave19
I have to give the '70s to the kaw Z1 over the...

I have to give the '70s to the kaw Z1 over the cb...

My list is would be pretty similar to:
Forum: Equipment 06-07-2012, 10:01 AM
Replies: 61
Views: 5,279
Posted By Strave19
Holy hell. What kind of assistantship are you...

Holy hell. What kind of assistantship are you on!? :rofl Your gear costs more than my car, bike, and gear put together, which is about 6mo pay. My RA must blow :huh :lol3 . Nah, looks like you...
Forum: Latin America 06-06-2012, 08:32 PM
Replies: 81
Views: 7,102
Posted By Strave19
Poetry! :freaky

Poetry! :freaky
Forum: Americas 06-05-2012, 08:01 PM
Replies: 65
Views: 4,972
Posted By Strave19
Thanks for the heads up. I know that it has had...

Thanks for the heads up. I know that it has had several sets of chain/sprockets, etc... so hopefully they greased it a few times along the way, it seems like when doing chain/sprockets and checking...
Forum: Americas 06-05-2012, 05:02 PM
Replies: 65
Views: 4,972
Posted By Strave19
No zerk on the swingarm? What a royal pain. ...

No zerk on the swingarm? What a royal pain. I'll probably check/grease/replace those bearings when I change chain/sprockets before my trip, thanks for the reminder though. All bearings will be...
Forum: Americas 06-05-2012, 02:35 PM
Replies: 65
Views: 4,972
Posted By Strave19
Well I am the proud owner of a 2007 KLR. I think...

Well I am the proud owner of a 2007 KLR. I think the price was pretty good for what I got. Its got ~35,000mi on it and has already seen Mex/Panama and TDF, which I think could be good or bad...
Forum: Ride reports 06-01-2012, 11:53 AM
Replies: 64
Views: 13,121
Posted By Strave19
Beautiful RR. My second time reading it. Thanks...

Beautiful RR. My second time reading it. Thanks for sharing.
Forum: Americas 05-28-2012, 09:16 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 2,096
Posted By Strave19
If you're ever worried about gas availability. ...

If you're ever worried about gas availability. Find the chunk you're worried about on google maps then just search for 'gas station'. Any gas stations in the area you're looking at will be shown. ...
Forum: Americas 05-26-2012, 10:51 AM
Replies: 65
Views: 4,972
Posted By Strave19
It looks like I might be picking up a well-used...

It looks like I might be picking up a well-used 2007 KLR650 next week. I had too big a smile during the test drive to pass on it :clap

Thanks for all the tips. I guess I'll have to start a new...
Forum: Thumpers 05-26-2012, 10:44 AM
Replies: 14,862
Views: 1,600,990
Posted By Strave19
Well it looks like I'll be picking up a well...

Well it looks like I'll be picking up a well traveled 2007 KLR650 next week. Test rode it and was loving it. WAY different than my KZ650 and its been a while since I've ridden a bike with dirt...
Forum: Americas 05-25-2012, 02:58 PM
Replies: 65
Views: 4,972
Posted By Strave19
More good stuff. Definitely true on the...

More good stuff.

Definitely true on the standing out part. A gringo on a dirty KLR with full gear is still clearly a (relatively) wealthy guy who is out of his element. Not much difference...
Forum: Americas 05-25-2012, 09:08 AM
Replies: 65
Views: 4,972
Posted By Strave19
More great information all around, thanks. From...

More great information all around, thanks. From the info I've been gathering all around I've put together a rough estimate of what the trip I'm looking for is going to cost. There is money to be...
Forum: Americas 05-24-2012, 10:34 PM
Replies: 65
Views: 4,972
Posted By Strave19
Please do! You are going to be my last resort...

Please do! You are going to be my last resort for a bike if I cant come up with anything. :evil
Forum: Americas 05-24-2012, 06:49 PM
Replies: 65
Views: 4,972
Posted By Strave19
Is it a bad idea to get a bike that has made the...

Is it a bad idea to get a bike that has made the journey from Alaska to SA and back? Too much beating up? Seems like its what klr650/dr650/bmw's are made for and should have plenty of life left...
Forum: Trip Planning 05-22-2012, 09:46 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,741
Posted By Strave19
Thigh master... for sure :lol3 ...

Thigh master... for sure :lol3




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On a more serious note: Just some sort of cardiovascular excersize like running, cycling, etc... plus some full body...
Forum: Americas 05-22-2012, 12:43 PM
Replies: 65
Views: 4,972
Posted By Strave19
You guys rock - and hijack away! I've...

You guys rock - and hijack away!

I've thought about doing some "fundraising" on the road via paypal donations but since this is my first rodeo, I'm not sure that I can keep up a report worthy of...
Forum: Americas 05-22-2012, 09:04 AM
Replies: 65
Views: 4,972
Posted By Strave19
More great advice gents. CrashMaster: I...

More great advice gents.

CrashMaster: I spent the better part of my evening last night on your RR, You're just leaving Guatamala. Looks great so far. What camera are you using? I skimmed ahead...
Forum: Americas 05-21-2012, 09:21 PM
Replies: 65
Views: 4,972
Posted By Strave19
I know where you're coming from, I do. Part of...

I know where you're coming from, I do. Part of me is thinking that I want to restore or at least spiff up the KZ some day and I might as well take it on an epic thrashing before I go down that road....
Forum: Americas 05-21-2012, 08:18 PM
Replies: 65
Views: 4,972
Posted By Strave19
Some awesome information here! Thanks! Are...

Some awesome information here! Thanks!

Are you sure that all of this KZ encouragement is not just so you can read the RR of my epic struggles with a 35 year old bike in central america? :lol3
Forum: Americas 05-21-2012, 09:29 AM
Replies: 65
Views: 4,972
Posted By Strave19
John, I'm so glad to have your insight on...

John,

I'm so glad to have your insight on this. Yours was one of the first trip reports that I followed... it just clicked with me, and I think we're on the same page about a lot of things.
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Forum: Pacific Northwet - Where it's green. And wet. 05-21-2012, 12:30 AM
Replies: 575
Views: 41,376
Posted By Strave19
Hi all. Just want to throw this out there to...

Hi all. Just want to throw this out there to riders in my greater area...

I'm in the market for a DR 350, 400, 650 or KLR 650 or similar. Budget is the less than $2500 price range, though sub...
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