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Forum: Thumpers 08-27-2014, 09:27 AM
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Posted By Not Dave
Having a SPOT mounted on the bars (usual...

Having a SPOT mounted on the bars (usual location) where it will survive a fall is much better than having a cell phone in your pocket where it gets crushed by the fall rendering it useless to call...
Forum: Tejas and the Gulf States 08-27-2014, 08:41 AM
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Views: 1,080,992
Posted By Not Dave
There was a road and he had a fire under him.

There was a road and he had a fire under him.
Forum: Thumpers 08-26-2014, 10:31 AM
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Posted By Not Dave
I have a buddy that loads up his KLR and it's...

I have a buddy that loads up his KLR and it's over 500lbs. I call the KLR's adventure bikes, not dual sport.



Exactly: WHEN YOU COME UP ON THE SIDE OF A CAGER. They don't notice you until...
Forum: Thumpers 08-26-2014, 09:32 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 2,499
Posted By Not Dave
Never heard of them until now. I checked their...

Never heard of them until now. I checked their price on the 5.3 tank, $275! Rocky Mountain ATV/MC (http://www.rockymountainatvmc.com/p/923/28402/Acerbis-Fuel-Tank?term=acerbis%205.3) has it for $245....
Forum: Thumpers 08-25-2014, 04:24 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 2,499
Posted By Not Dave
I like it.

I like it.
Forum: Thumpers 08-23-2014, 12:37 AM
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Posted By Not Dave
Likewise a go cart requires less upkeep than a...

Likewise a go cart requires less upkeep than a Ferrari.



I added a larger gas tank and fill it up every time. I don't notice the difference between it and the stock tank. I do have upgraded .50...
Forum: Thumpers 08-22-2014, 12:44 PM
Replies: 102,498
Views: 20,094,856
Posted By Not Dave
Tire Pressure Gauge

Off the current topic but I recently picked up a new tire pressure gauge and am really pleased with the quality and accuracy of it. At roughly $30 it's a great bargain too. It's branded and sold as a...
Forum: Thumpers 08-22-2014, 12:28 PM
Replies: 102,498
Views: 20,094,856
Posted By Not Dave
Decel pop

As you get older and wiser you tend to want to quiet things down. Kids make lots of noise.

On that note I have 2 motorcycles, both without stock exhaust. The Akrapovic on the BMW is decent, my...
Forum: Thumpers 08-22-2014, 12:06 PM
Replies: 102,498
Views: 20,094,856
Posted By Not Dave
Subscribed also. :lurk

Subscribed also. :lurk
Forum: Ride reports 08-22-2014, 12:05 PM
Replies: 163
Views: 19,787
Posted By Not Dave
I've only been riding dual sport for about 8...

I've only been riding dual sport for about 8 months and dream of someday doing a portion of the TAT. Probably not until retired (at least 10 years away). You guys be safe and have fun. Looking...
Forum: Thumpers 08-21-2014, 09:24 AM
Replies: 102,498
Views: 20,094,856
Posted By Not Dave
Welcome. Sounds like a good find. Hope the...

Welcome. Sounds like a good find. Hope the problem is an easy fix.
Forum: Tejas and the Gulf States 08-21-2014, 09:11 AM
Replies: 20,244
Views: 1,080,992
Posted By Not Dave
Sounds like the community room at a nursing...

Sounds like the community room at a nursing facility.



I'm one of those.

I look at this thread from time to time and enjoy the banter. Except for Rusty I'm not sure I've ridden with anyone...
Forum: Thumpers 08-21-2014, 01:35 AM
Replies: 102,498
Views: 20,094,856
Posted By Not Dave
Good to know. I had a T63 on and ran it in Big...

Good to know. I had a T63 on and ran it in Big Bend NP. It did awesome. Took it off recently as it was making a lot of noise on paved roads. Will stick it on again next trip to Big Bend. I have been...
Forum: Thumpers 08-20-2014, 11:36 AM
Replies: 102,498
Views: 20,094,856
Posted By Not Dave
Funny as I was following a newer Dodge truck up...

Funny as I was following a newer Dodge truck up one of our local county roads. He kept accelerating and I was on the DR behind him. I think he was embarrassed as he couldn't pull away. GPS said I hit...
Forum: Thumpers 08-13-2014, 08:08 PM
Replies: 102,498
Views: 20,094,856
Posted By Not Dave
I don't think any tire will give you 15,000...

I don't think any tire will give you 15,000 miles. Half that maybe. Some report that Mefo Explorers give them over 8,000. There's so many variables that affect tire wear from the rider to bike to...
Forum: Tejas and the Gulf States 08-13-2014, 12:38 AM
Replies: 20,244
Views: 1,080,992
Posted By Not Dave
I have a trailer. Jerry and I will load the bikes...

I have a trailer. Jerry and I will load the bikes (his Wee Strom) up on Thursday and head up. I'd offer you a space on the trailer. It's an open flat bed 14'er. I need to get chocks for the bikes...
Forum: Tejas and the Gulf States 08-12-2014, 11:54 AM
Replies: 20,244
Views: 1,080,992
Posted By Not Dave
The eastern half of UT has the Rockies too. I...

The eastern half of UT has the Rockies too. I went (in a car) from Grand Junction to Denver on I-70 and it was absolutely beautiful scenery. Wait, that was all CO.

Moab. Everyone seems to want to...
Forum: Thumpers 08-12-2014, 11:40 AM
Replies: 102,498
Views: 20,094,856
Posted By Not Dave
I have the 35FO version muffler and it does not...

I have the 35FO version muffler and it does not have the USFS stamp on it. All it has is 80dB requirement for GSXR600/750 blah, blah, blah.

I put a wooden dowel inside and it went about 12" before...
Forum: Tejas and the Gulf States 08-12-2014, 08:24 AM
Replies: 20,244
Views: 1,080,992
Posted By Not Dave
Hmmm, notes taken. Of course with all the...

Hmmm, notes taken.

Of course with all the use of chip seal in central Texas that doesn't help with tire longevity either.
Forum: Thumpers 08-12-2014, 08:17 AM
Replies: 102,498
Views: 20,094,856
Posted By Not Dave
FMF 040261. A few places have them, most go...

FMF 040261. A few places have them, most go through Dennis Kirk (https://www.denniskirk.com/fmf/factory-4-1-4c-spark-arrestor.p432775.prd/432775.sku).

From what I remember seeing you'll have to do...
Forum: Thumpers 08-11-2014, 10:49 AM
Replies: 102,498
Views: 20,094,856
Posted By Not Dave
We have suicidal Kamikaze deer here in Texas....

We have suicidal Kamikaze deer here in Texas. They're perfectly safe on the side of the road or in the trees but will suddenly jump in front of a moving object with no reason whatsoever. Sometimes a...
Forum: Thumpers 08-08-2014, 10:06 PM
Replies: 102,498
Views: 20,094,856
Posted By Not Dave
The badge on the helmet is a good idea. If your...

The badge on the helmet is a good idea. If your phone gets damaged in a fall then no one can access the ICE numbers so having a hard copy somewhere is a good idea. I write with a Sharpie pen on my...
Forum: Thumpers 08-08-2014, 11:26 AM
Replies: 102,498
Views: 20,094,856
Posted By Not Dave
I wear a customized dog tag both at work and...

I wear a customized dog tag both at work and while riding. Name, birthday, NKA (No Known Allergies), blood type, etc. Plenty of places on the internet make them. It's for when I'm not conscious...
Forum: Thumpers 08-07-2014, 05:20 PM
Replies: 102,498
Views: 20,094,856
Posted By Not Dave
My closest two Suzuki dealers carry a few things...

My closest two Suzuki dealers carry a few things like oil filters and such but not much of anything else. Instead of me going 45 or 60 miles round trip (respectively) to get what they DO have in...
Forum: Thumpers 08-07-2014, 04:32 PM
Replies: 102,498
Views: 20,094,856
Posted By Not Dave
Welcome! Happy to see you and your son riding...

Welcome! Happy to see you and your son riding together, good stuff there.

As for street riding, I find the DR to be more fun than the BMW too.
Forum: Thumpers 08-04-2014, 08:49 PM
Replies: 102,498
Views: 20,094,856
Posted By Not Dave
I had an '08 Yamaha FZ6 that I sold to a guy in...

I had an '08 Yamaha FZ6 that I sold to a guy in Houston (not too far). He didn't want the Madstad windscreen I added so I removed it and sold it to someone else in Katy (just west of Houston). The...
Forum: Thumpers 08-04-2014, 07:44 PM
Replies: 102,498
Views: 20,094,856
Posted By Not Dave
I'm running the 35 and really like it, no...

I'm running the 35 and really like it, no complaints.
Forum: Pics, pics, pics... 07-31-2014, 09:03 PM
Replies: 576
Views: 157,337
Posted By Not Dave
Excellent photo. Though the sun is in the...

Excellent photo. Though the sun is in the background you lit up the shaded side of the bike. Good balance.
Forum: Thumpers 07-25-2014, 05:05 PM
Replies: 102,498
Views: 20,094,856
Posted By Not Dave
I went ahead and used the Acerbis "OMG" petcock...

I went ahead and used the Acerbis "OMG" petcock because I didn't want to modify the tank. After a couple of rides I've gotten used to reaching down and shutting it off. Ain't no big deal.



Are...
Forum: Thumpers 07-22-2014, 09:23 AM
Replies: 102,498
Views: 20,094,856
Posted By Not Dave
GSXR 750 exhaust

For those of you near San Antonio that want the 35 exhaust off a stock 750 GSXR (I have one on my DR) for $40...

http://sanantonio.craigslist.org/mpo/4550738309.html
Forum: Thumpers 07-12-2014, 10:38 PM
Replies: 102,498
Views: 20,094,856
Posted By Not Dave
I've been absent from this forum for a couple of...

I've been absent from this forum for a couple of months, have a lot to catch up on!

An Acerbis 5.3g tank was delivered on Friday so I hope to have it installed in the next week or two. Also have...
Forum: Thumpers 07-09-2014, 10:29 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 2,499
Posted By Not Dave
According to UPS mine will arrive this Friday.

According to UPS mine will arrive this Friday.
Forum: Thumpers 06-29-2014, 10:55 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 2,499
Posted By Not Dave
Found a black one at Motosport...

Found a black one at Motosport (http://www.motosport.com/dirtbike/2007-SUZUKI-DR650SE--acerbis-gas-tank?mmy_source=pdp) for $209.99 with free shipping.
Forum: Thumpers 06-29-2014, 09:56 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 2,499
Posted By Not Dave
For prices it's easy to do a google search. ...

For prices it's easy to do a google search.

Rocky Mountain...
Forum: Thumpers 04-16-2014, 09:14 AM
Replies: 102,498
Views: 20,094,856
Posted By Not Dave
I don't blame you. That looks awful. Pics...

I don't blame you. That looks awful.

Pics from my helmet cam from yesterday in Round Rock, TX.

http://i38.photobucket.com/albums/e141/kawika512/DR650SE/FILE0747_zps7ac2d785.jpg
...
Forum: Thumpers 04-15-2014, 07:30 PM
Replies: 102,498
Views: 20,094,856
Posted By Not Dave
Sheldon Cooper. :becca

Sheldon Cooper. :becca
Forum: Thumpers 04-15-2014, 03:25 PM
Replies: 102,498
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Posted By Not Dave
I got a little riding in today: ...

I got a little riding in today:

http://i38.photobucket.com/albums/e141/kawika512/DR650SE/IMG_20140415_142157_074_zps3pfj3duf.jpg
...
Forum: Thumpers 04-15-2014, 03:21 PM
Replies: 102,498
Views: 20,094,856
Posted By Not Dave
Wow, glad you made it out of that high side still...

Wow, glad you made it out of that high side still able to function/ride. It hasn't happened to me... yet. I do wear pants (Klim Baja) though I don't know how much they'll protect me but I'm sure...
Forum: Thumpers 04-15-2014, 07:03 AM
Replies: 102,498
Views: 20,094,856
Posted By Not Dave
I concur.

I concur.
Forum: Thumpers 04-14-2014, 11:38 AM
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Views: 20,094,856
Posted By Not Dave
I had a 2008 Yamaha FZ6 that averaged about 45...

I had a 2008 Yamaha FZ6 that averaged about 45 and my current BMW averages about 42 (with an 1157cc inline 4). I'm okay with what the DR gets, I can afford the gas. My truck gets about 17 and though...
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