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Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 07-12-2014, 11:09 PM
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Posted By DesertDuster
Looks like a nice trip.

Looks like a nice trip.
Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 07-02-2014, 10:44 PM
Replies: 15,588
Views: 1,293,173
Posted By DesertDuster
Looks like a nice ride.

Looks like a nice ride.
Forum: Thumpers 06-21-2014, 08:28 PM
Replies: 8,515
Views: 2,067,043
Posted By DesertDuster
http://img.tapatalk.com/d/14/06/22/ese6etus.jpg ...

http://img.tapatalk.com/d/14/06/22/ese6etus.jpg

A small section of the Kingman to Phoenix highway remains in this photo. Remember when there was a solid yellow line for no passing zones and a...
Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 05-31-2014, 10:21 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 517
Posted By DesertDuster
Hey ttracer, I will be moving to Kingman...

Hey ttracer,

I will be moving to Kingman mid-June. I sent you a PM.

We'll catch up this summer for some area rides.

Ron
Forum: Thumpers 05-15-2014, 12:54 PM
Replies: 14,472
Views: 1,496,988
Posted By DesertDuster
Set your rear shock preload to max 5. The...

Set your rear shock preload to max 5.

The passenger like to have something behind them so you might invest in a tail box.

I have ridden all around on winding mountain roads without any...
Forum: Thumpers 04-24-2014, 06:34 AM
Replies: 14,472
Views: 1,496,988
Posted By DesertDuster
I am 6'1" and I am very happy with my ROX 2"...

I am 6'1" and I am very happy with my ROX 2" risers on my 2009. I have thought about installing lowering pegs but haven't done it yet. I have managed some long trips.
Forum: Thumpers 04-13-2014, 02:45 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,242
Posted By DesertDuster
Awesome deal. Nice bike an welcome to your new...

Awesome deal. Nice bike an welcome to your new adventure in DS.
Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 03-02-2014, 02:50 PM
Replies: 15,588
Views: 1,293,173
Posted By DesertDuster
Yes. I found a bunch and have tried some. I even...

Yes. I found a bunch and have tried some. I even paid for a couple. Nothing I have has a simple interface for others to monitor your location. It seems they are mostly trucker or child monitors but...
Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 03-02-2014, 02:04 PM
Replies: 15,588
Views: 1,293,173
Posted By DesertDuster
Does anybody know of a GPS tracking app for an...

Does anybody know of a GPS tracking app for an iPhone that works like a SPOT device?
Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 02-14-2014, 08:33 PM
Replies: 15,588
Views: 1,293,173
Posted By DesertDuster
Do you know if there are any others interested in...

Do you know if there are any others interested in this ride?

Ron
Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 02-13-2014, 09:20 PM
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Views: 1,293,173
Posted By DesertDuster
Thanks for the tips.

Thanks for the tips.
Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 02-13-2014, 09:08 PM
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Views: 1,293,173
Posted By DesertDuster
What time Sunday? I am in.

What time Sunday?

I am in.
Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 02-10-2014, 07:01 PM
Replies: 15,588
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Posted By DesertDuster
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Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 02-10-2014, 06:54 PM
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Views: 1,293,173
Posted By DesertDuster
Arivaca Outback photos

Here are some photos from the Arivaca Outback rides this last weekend.



https://plus.google.com/photos/101755036509509668437/albums/5978622231461426785?authkey=CLDf5-nO1sGMpgE...
Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 10-30-2013, 10:28 PM
Replies: 15,588
Views: 1,293,173
Posted By DesertDuster
What time and where are you meeting?

What time and where are you meeting?
Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 09-28-2013, 09:57 PM
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Posted By DesertDuster
It was her beginner's perpective. With her...

It was her beginner's perpective. With her experience now it might take on a new name.
Forum: Thumpers 07-20-2013, 07:55 PM
Replies: 8,515
Views: 2,067,043
Posted By DesertDuster
Mystock front pads were worn out in 8000 miles,...

Mystock front pads were worn out in 8000 miles, maybe could have gotten another 1K out of them. I use my front brakes quite alot.
Forum: Thumpers 07-13-2013, 05:26 PM
Replies: 14,472
Views: 1,496,988
Posted By DesertDuster
Rocky Mountain ATV can get them to you in a...

Rocky Mountain ATV can get them to you in a couple of days.
http://www.rockymountainatvmc.com/
Forum: Thumpers 07-07-2013, 04:39 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 2,211
Posted By DesertDuster
I live in AZ and have 23K miles on my 09 KLR. I...

I live in AZ and have 23K miles on my 09 KLR. I ride to the ride always and have many miles flying down I-10, I-19, I-17 loaded with gear. It can handle the freeway but you will have to deal with the...
Forum: Thumpers 06-30-2013, 11:04 AM
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Views: 1,496,988
Posted By DesertDuster
Where were the photos taken?

Where were the photos taken?
Forum: Thumpers 06-30-2013, 11:01 AM
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Views: 1,496,988
Posted By DesertDuster
Looks like you had a lot of fun.

Looks like you had a lot of fun.
Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 06-30-2013, 07:56 AM
Replies: 15,588
Views: 1,293,173
Posted By DesertDuster
Hey, HTM was at the last RG meeting a week ago....

Hey, HTM was at the last RG meeting a week ago. He is still alive in the group. Maybe in a few months he will admit his addiction to his wife and give her an ultimatum, which I am sure will only make...
Forum: Thumpers 06-30-2013, 07:52 AM
Replies: 5,235
Views: 1,296,620
Posted By DesertDuster
It is a gravity feed. The vacuum petcock shuts...

It is a gravity feed. The vacuum petcock shuts off the flow when the engine is not running or, hence, the loss of vacuum.

By the way, when open full throttle riding into a strong headwind on the...
Forum: Thumpers 06-28-2013, 11:02 PM
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Views: 1,496,988
Posted By DesertDuster
It's missing the tires.

It's missing the tires.
Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 06-25-2013, 10:39 PM
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Views: 1,293,173
Posted By DesertDuster
PM sent.

PM sent.
Forum: Thumpers 06-15-2013, 11:17 PM
Replies: 14,472
Views: 1,496,988
Posted By DesertDuster
I am not sure that the brand matters as long as...

I am not sure that the brand matters as long as you get a high tesile strength, pre-stretched, O or X-ring type chain.

RK 520EXW XW-RING Chain 520x106 - $70 at Rocky Mountain...
Forum: Thumpers 06-13-2013, 10:40 PM
Replies: 14,472
Views: 1,496,988
Posted By DesertDuster
I agree with Tsotsie since I have already been...

I agree with Tsotsie since I have already been down that road. After the stock chain was worn out, I replaced it with a low cost chain ($36) with a lower tensile strength rating and had the make...
Forum: Thumpers 06-10-2013, 11:12 PM
Replies: 14,472
Views: 1,496,988
Posted By DesertDuster
I would agree. The T63 traction on the road is...

I would agree. The T63 traction on the road is excellent and decieving to think that a knobby like that can handle so great. I did burn through my first T63 rear tire quickly since it was installed...
Forum: Thumpers 06-10-2013, 11:07 PM
Replies: 14,472
Views: 1,496,988
Posted By DesertDuster
I bought RK 520EXW XW-RING Chain 520x106 - $67 at...

I bought RK 520EXW XW-RING Chain 520x106 - $67 at Rocky Mountain.

This is a quality chain and I recommend it.

The last DID chain I had streched quite a bit so that is a no but it was a low...
Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 06-06-2013, 11:25 PM
Replies: 15,588
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Posted By DesertDuster
The guy I rode with is trying to get the tracks...

The guy I rode with is trying to get the tracks together out of his GPS. I will post it when it is available.
Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 06-05-2013, 11:21 PM
Replies: 15,588
Views: 1,293,173
Posted By DesertDuster
Here is a link to pictures from last weekend...

Here is a link to pictures from last weekend Arizona- New Mexico back roads ride. Arizona - New Mexico backroads...
Forum: Thumpers 05-24-2013, 09:44 PM
Replies: 5,235
Views: 1,296,620
Posted By DesertDuster
I was glad that I had it when I dropped my bike...

I was glad that I had it when I dropped my bike in the river on the right side and the exhaust filled with water. It keeps the exhaust valve open while cranking and allows the cyclider to purge the...
Forum: Thumpers 04-29-2013, 10:33 PM
Replies: 14,472
Views: 1,496,988
Posted By DesertDuster
I had a similar experience on my 2009 with 17K....

I had a similar experience on my 2009 with 17K. The clutch cable was stretching. It eventually failed.
Forum: Thumpers 03-30-2013, 07:58 PM
Replies: 5,235
Views: 1,296,620
Posted By DesertDuster
Turn the handlebars all the way to the left, then...

Turn the handlebars all the way to the left, then turn the ignition key to the left and it will go to the lock position and simply pull the key out. I have noticed that some bikes don't lock at the...
Forum: Thumpers 03-16-2013, 08:44 PM
Replies: 14,472
Views: 1,496,988
Posted By DesertDuster
High beam bulb

My high beam bulb went out on my 2009 today. I suspect the bulb will need replacing. Does anyone have any recomendations on bulbs that work i.e. brightness, durability?
Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 03-08-2013, 09:48 PM
Replies: 15,588
Views: 1,293,173
Posted By DesertDuster
It is doable but HTM is right, it is a technical...

It is doable but HTM is right, it is a technical ride. Here are two KLRs.

https://lh5.googleusercontent.com/-3jDnVo6HrrM/SzlC6uuBtBI/AAAAAAAALck/muN8DxTDZDk/s640/100_5901.jpg
Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 03-07-2013, 09:37 PM
Replies: 15,588
Views: 1,293,173
Posted By DesertDuster
Here are the links to last saturday's ride up...

Here are the links to last saturday's ride up Copper Creek.


My photos ...
Forum: Thumpers 03-04-2013, 09:59 PM
Replies: 14,472
Views: 1,496,988
Posted By DesertDuster
A couple of things to do that are...

A couple of things to do that are free:<?xml:namespace prefix = o ns = "urn:schemas-microsoft-com:office:office" /><o:p></o:p>
Check the preload and rebound. The preload adjustment is a 12mm bolt...
Forum: Thumpers 02-22-2013, 08:46 PM
Replies: 5,235
Views: 1,296,620
Posted By DesertDuster
Agreed. I like the performance of the MT21 up...

Agreed. I like the performance of the MT21 up front. It has a firm sidewall and I was able to ride for miles on a front flat without any problems.
Forum: Thumpers 02-02-2013, 07:39 PM
Replies: 14,472
Views: 1,496,988
Posted By DesertDuster
It looks like a pretty good deal with all the...

It looks like a pretty good deal with all the extras. Mileage on the bike is still low. He has had it since 08 so it was well cared for. BS meter is low so two thumbs up.
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