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Forum: Equipment 07-08-2011, 09:29 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 4,999
Posted By ekaphoto
As a guy with back pain another vote for a...

As a guy with back pain another vote for a hammock. All you need is a basic hammock to see if you like it. The Hennesy hammock is nice however.
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 06-04-2009, 11:47 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,503
Posted By ekaphoto
It has good low end.

It has good low end.
Forum: Road warriors 05-23-2009, 06:54 PM
Replies: 56
Views: 6,761
Posted By ekaphoto
Details man we need details. As for the...

Details man we need details.

As for the original poster, the rusty chrome parts use a brillo pad and some flat black paint. It is cheap and fits well on a sportser. You will have an "old school"...
Forum: Road warriors 01-23-2009, 01:12 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,689
Posted By ekaphoto
Bandit Harley sportster Kawasaki Versys...

Bandit

Harley sportster

Kawasaki Versys

V-strom 650 or 1000
Forum: Thumpers 01-19-2009, 12:23 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,244
Posted By ekaphoto
I know where there is a SV650 racer set up for...

I know where there is a SV650 racer set up for sale right now. Not sure what he wants for it, but it is a lot less than he has into it. PM me if intrested. It has GXR front end, all the body work etc...
Forum: Thumpers 10-27-2008, 08:24 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 4,522
Posted By ekaphoto
You smoking crack? $2500 for a DR-Z is a good...

You smoking crack? $2500 for a DR-Z is a good deal. Around here they go for more than that.
Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 10-24-2008, 09:59 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 2,771
Posted By ekaphoto
2003 DR-Z 400S and Harley sportster.

2003 DR-Z 400S and Harley sportster.
Forum: Thumpers 10-24-2008, 11:41 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 2,452
Posted By ekaphoto
look at race tech springs. While you are at it...

look at race tech springs. While you are at it you may want to put in front springs as well.
Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 10-18-2008, 11:29 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 691
Posted By ekaphoto
Dyerville loop is a great ride. Fill your thursty...

Dyerville loop is a great ride. Fill your thursty KTM up in Rio Dell for best results. A good loop would be Dyerville loop to Alderpoint, then to Garberville, to the lost coast and around that...
Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 10-11-2008, 05:24 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 2,771
Posted By ekaphoto
Local here. I ran into motomedic once.

Local here. I ran into motomedic once.
Forum: Thumpers 09-29-2008, 10:36 AM
Replies: 25,110
Views: 4,426,039
Posted By ekaphoto
Umm put tubes in your tire:clap

Umm put tubes in your tire:clap
Forum: Thumpers 09-27-2008, 10:36 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 603
Posted By ekaphoto
Do a compression check, and see where it is and...

Do a compression check, and see where it is and where it is supposed to be.
Forum: Thumpers 09-23-2008, 11:03 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 2,602
Posted By ekaphoto
2002 the S got the cartradge forks I believe. My...

2002 the S got the cartradge forks I believe. My 2003 has the better forks so 03 and on for sure. Not sure if they will fii in the DR650 or not.
Forum: Beasts 09-22-2008, 03:21 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,015
Posted By ekaphoto
A burll Ulysses seat can be modified to fit a...

A burll Ulysses seat can be modified to fit a weestrom. I know a guy that did it, but exactly what he had to do i have no idea.
Forum: Thumpers 09-15-2008, 08:56 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 547
Posted By ekaphoto
drz stator dead

Does anyone make an aftermarket one or am I stuck with the marginal stock one?
Forum: Thumpers 09-03-2008, 11:21 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 5,898
Posted By ekaphoto
And that is a PITA

And that is a PITA
Forum: Thumpers 09-03-2008, 10:03 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 534
Posted By ekaphoto
I have an 03 that I put black plastic on. 04...

I have an 03 that I put black plastic on. 04 didn't come in black.
Forum: Thumpers 09-02-2008, 08:38 AM
Replies: 25,110
Views: 4,426,039
Posted By ekaphoto
2003 was the first year of the last version. I...

2003 was the first year of the last version. I run a standard cam chain tentioner, but some people didn't trust the latest one. After 10k miles perhaps the spring weakened who knows. He also didn't...
Forum: Thumpers 09-01-2008, 08:15 PM
Replies: 25,110
Views: 4,426,039
Posted By ekaphoto
These are pretty tough motors. My first guess...

These are pretty tough motors. My first guess without knowing more would be a cam chain tentioner failure. The ONLY weak link in the motor. Many people have gone to a manual one. They were revised...
Forum: Thumpers 08-31-2008, 10:53 PM
Replies: 523
Views: 149,001
Posted By ekaphoto
I'm not a big fan of flipping tires. The reason...

I'm not a big fan of flipping tires. The reason is they are designed to take a load a specific way. When you flip them the load on them is coming from a direction they are not designed for. It is the...
Forum: Beasts 08-31-2008, 09:38 PM
Replies: 138
Views: 14,362
Posted By ekaphoto
I know of one locally that has had ALL the...

I know of one locally that has had ALL the sensers replaced, repalced the throttle boddies and replaced the wiring harness. Guess what, still not running right. I know the dealer is frustrated and...
Forum: Road warriors 08-27-2008, 09:47 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 843
Posted By ekaphoto
Sounds like BS to me. He might have put an evo...

Sounds like BS to me. He might have put an evo motor in a shovelhead frame, but saying it has evo internals is not something I would touch. Most older harleys ie shovelheads etc are frakenbikes.
Forum: Thumpers 08-13-2008, 06:44 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,685
Posted By ekaphoto
I bought one for the lod lady. I would still have...

I bought one for the lod lady. I would still have it except i needed the money. I am 240 lbs and had it up to 80 on the freeway. It hadndles better than I can describe. BTW I have owned DRZ, SV 1000,...
Forum: Thumpers 08-12-2008, 07:47 PM
Replies: 790
Views: 70,863
Posted By ekaphoto
The DR-Z 400 is a good choice. If it is too tall...

The DR-Z 400 is a good choice. If it is too tall you can instell kuba links to lower it.
Forum: Thumpers 08-08-2008, 07:34 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,369
Posted By ekaphoto
Not exactly true. a belt if it gets a nick...

Not exactly true.

a belt if it gets a nick on the edge, or get a rock in the pully can get messed up real quick. It's not quite as fragile as many believe. The first belts had some problems when...
Forum: Thumpers 08-06-2008, 10:53 PM
Replies: 111
Views: 15,680
Posted By ekaphoto
For warm weather you can really cut down on your...

For warm weather you can really cut down on your weight and size by using a hammock and tarp for cover. Give it a shot. No sleeping pad needed, and a lightweight tarp or piece of heavy plastic will...
Forum: Ride reports 08-03-2008, 11:32 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 538
Posted By ekaphoto
ekaphoto and motomedic ride report

It so happend motomedic and I went to work at the same place a few weeks back. We took off from eureka, headed out to petrolia, ettersberg road, then kings peak road. Here we are at the turn off to...
Forum: Road warriors 07-13-2008, 09:23 AM
Replies: 57
Views: 5,786
Posted By ekaphoto
My 1200r isn't too bad. I lowered the front end a...

My 1200r isn't too bad. I lowered the front end a 1/4 inch and it helped. It is NOT a sport bike. On the other hand its not a sport bike and my back does not hurt after 20 min of riding.
Forum: Thumpers 06-30-2008, 09:06 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 927
Posted By ekaphoto
Sounds like your bike is running rich and the...

Sounds like your bike is running rich and the plug may be fouled. Get a new plug and see if that fixes it. If it does next see why your bike is running rich. I would recommend carrying an extra plug...
Forum: Beasts 03-25-2008, 02:45 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 954
Posted By ekaphoto
My ex-wife didn't. :rofl

My ex-wife didn't. :rofl
Forum: Thumpers 03-24-2008, 01:43 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,000
Posted By ekaphoto
A 250 would probably be fine, but the DR-Z 400S...

A 250 would probably be fine, but the DR-Z 400S is also a good option.
Forum: Thumpers 03-22-2008, 10:46 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,476
Posted By ekaphoto
the tube where air goes into the fuel tank has a...

the tube where air goes into the fuel tank has a charcoal canniser attached to the end so that fuel vaper does not escape into the air. It is on the left side, in the back and very visable. Mine fell...
Forum: Thumpers 03-22-2008, 10:31 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,476
Posted By ekaphoto
Basicly it has a cannister. Also in the vin...

Basicly it has a cannister. Also in the vin number it tells if it is a CA bike or not. Any vehicle with less than 7500 miles that is non california can NOT be registers in CA.
Forum: Thumpers 03-18-2008, 07:35 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 848
Posted By ekaphoto
For correct price go to www.kbb.com As for...

For correct price go to www.kbb.com As for recommending a bike I highly recommend the DR-Z. I have one.
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 03-08-2008, 12:15 AM
Replies: 50
Views: 3,948
Posted By ekaphoto
Didn't read all the posts, but I have experance...

Didn't read all the posts, but I have experance at this. I was attacked by a feral dog while riding once. long story short ut grabbed my riding pants but did not penetrate it. Trust me it was trying....
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 02-10-2008, 04:14 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 2,716
Posted By ekaphoto
Pull over. Have a nice clod beer and watch the...

Pull over. Have a nice clod beer and watch the sunset. After that ride on. :evil

Actually that is one reason I like my Arai XD for that very problem. Tented face shields also help, sunglasses...
Forum: Beasts 02-10-2008, 02:04 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,874
Posted By ekaphoto
Buell Ulyses foot pegs will fit on the DL. ...

Buell Ulyses foot pegs will fit on the DL.

http://ekaphoto.smugmug.com/photos/127177703_Pa5Au-M.jpg
Forum: Thumpers 02-09-2008, 10:16 PM
Replies: 25,110
Views: 4,426,039
Posted By ekaphoto
You should start your own thread on this one....

You should start your own thread on this one. :clap
Forum: Thumpers 02-04-2008, 04:13 PM
Replies: 88
Views: 4,077
Posted By ekaphoto
I am not sure about the conversion kit or if your...

I am not sure about the conversion kit or if your state will let you. I replaced plastic on my for about $100 if I remember correctly not counting the tank. As for the work to get it converted, not...
Forum: Thumpers 02-04-2008, 01:55 PM
Replies: 88
Views: 4,077
Posted By ekaphoto
I didn't read all the posts. i am 5'11" and 250...

I didn't read all the posts. i am 5'11" and 250 lbs. I have a DR-Z and used to have the sv1000 neked. The DR-Z has enough power for freeways etc, however it is no sv1000. The seat is fine for what...
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