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Forum: Equipment 01-31-2014, 10:37 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,324
Posted By TroySmith
Here's some of the stuff i did: ...

Here's some of the stuff i did:

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v61/Trizzle/Craigslist%20Ads/Bicycles/null_zpse9b90671.jpg~original...
Forum: Equipment 01-31-2014, 10:20 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,324
Posted By TroySmith
I'm still thinking about this. I've been mostly...

I'm still thinking about this. I've been mostly in bicycles for the past couple years (mt bikes and town bikes/commuters). I did build electric cargo bikes and they were fantastic! One was an actual...
Forum: Day Trippin' 07-15-2011, 08:13 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 6,097
Posted By TroySmith
Ha! I love it! I know exactly how those kinds of...

Ha! I love it! I know exactly how those kinds of things go, lol.

Great writing. It would sound so boring if i were the one telling the story!
Forum: Equipment 06-20-2011, 11:32 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,324
Posted By TroySmith
Good point on the exhaust extension, or just some...

Good point on the exhaust extension, or just some heat shielding behind the bag anyway.

Don't really want a trailer.

I need to look at pictures from SE Asia where motorcycles and bicycles...
Forum: Equipment 06-20-2011, 04:10 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,324
Posted By TroySmith
My DRZ-S has a reasonably sturdy subframe. Strong...

My DRZ-S has a reasonably sturdy subframe. Strong enough, i think, to attach a tube that would hang out far enough off the back (just cantilevered out there) to support a xtracycle style bag. The bag...
Forum: Equipment 06-19-2011, 10:53 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,324
Posted By TroySmith
I'm referring only to the cargo bags and whatever...

I'm referring only to the cargo bags and whatever framing might be needed to support them. I'm definitely not interested in extending my swingarm or anything like that. The bags could hang several...
Forum: Equipment 06-17-2011, 07:29 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,324
Posted By TroySmith
Xtracycle style side racks for in-town errands, cargo, etc

Anyone familiar with longtail cargo bicycles or the xtracycle (http://www.xtracycle.com/)type bikes?

just do a google image search for xtracycle, here's a link:...
Forum: Day Trippin' 05-30-2011, 04:14 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,258
Posted By TroySmith
That very first shot is a great one, both riders...

That very first shot is a great one, both riders in motion, nice work!
Forum: Ride reports 02-19-2011, 11:59 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 5,877
Posted By TroySmith
Shoot, i'm horrible at remembering these things....

Shoot, i'm horrible at remembering these things. The guide did tell us a bit about that. I think it's one of those situations where nobody really knows for sure and there are several wishy-washy...
Forum: Ride reports 02-19-2011, 10:54 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 5,877
Posted By TroySmith
photos should be working now!

photos should be working now!
Forum: Ride reports 12-29-2010, 08:50 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 2,991
Posted By TroySmith
Why wouldn't it be passable anymore? Just for the...

Why wouldn't it be passable anymore? Just for the season you mean? Lots of rain? Or was there a massive slide or something? it'd be a shame if it was not a through-route anymore. It's semi-famous.
Forum: Ride reports 12-29-2010, 06:14 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 2,991
Posted By TroySmith
Am i right about Usal and Mattole and Petrolia?

Am i right about Usal and Mattole and Petrolia?
Forum: Ride reports 12-29-2010, 06:12 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 5,877
Posted By TroySmith
Photobucket has done well for me for years. Right...

Photobucket has done well for me for years. Right now i happen to have this thread going on 2 different sites, and a for sale ad with a ton of pictures as well. So i'm like 10 times my usual...
Forum: Ride reports 12-28-2010, 10:51 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 5,877
Posted By TroySmith
Shoot. Overshot my limit on photobucket. Pictures...

Shoot. Overshot my limit on photobucket. Pictures will be available again Jan 3rd.
:cry
Forum: Ride reports 12-28-2010, 08:56 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 2,991
Posted By TroySmith
Something wrong with your kickstand? :huh

Something wrong with your kickstand? :huh
Forum: Ride reports 12-28-2010, 08:49 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 2,991
Posted By TroySmith
Nice, first night on Usal Rd? Name that...

Nice, first night on Usal Rd?

Name that road: Mattole Rd, leaving Petrolia toward the coast.

Beautiful! Love that area, done a couple trips through there myself. Friend of my wife has a...
Forum: Ride reports 12-28-2010, 07:50 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 5,877
Posted By TroySmith
**this is a pretty massive amount of photos on...

**this is a pretty massive amount of photos on one page, not ideal, but not much way around it**

October 11, 2010
Eco Inn Hotel - Cusco, Peru

Well, there was no riding today. Yesterday was the...
Forum: Ride reports 12-28-2010, 08:10 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 5,877
Posted By TroySmith
October 5, 2010 Hotel Majorio - Nazca, Peru ...

October 5, 2010
Hotel Majorio - Nazca, Peru

This is unquestionably one of the most beautiful man-made places i’ve ever been. It’s a walled in campus with a huge front gate. There are several...
Forum: Ride reports 12-15-2010, 10:22 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 5,877
Posted By TroySmith
http://www.incamotoadventures.com/ It's the...

http://www.incamotoadventures.com/

It's the only tour i've done, so I can't really compare it to another, but i thought they did a very good job for the most part. A few things that were not...
Forum: Ride reports 12-15-2010, 07:30 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 5,877
Posted By TroySmith
Riding was mostly pavement. It was more about the...

Riding was mostly pavement. It was more about the tour than aggressive riding. That said, a lot of the paved roads were pretty good, and would have been great fun on a bigger machine. We were riding...
Forum: Ride reports 12-14-2010, 09:53 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 5,877
Posted By TroySmith
Peru Inca Moto Tour - Oct 2010

I grew up on dirtbikes and then streetbikes, riding with my brother and my dad. We've always been a motorcycle family. My dad has taken several motorcycle tours in various parts of the world. Last...
Forum: Americas 12-01-2010, 07:50 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 4,304
Posted By TroySmith
C4v3man, did you get it to work? Have you made a...

C4v3man, did you get it to work? Have you made a printout? I got partway through the process with gMapMaker (i've downloaded the map data) but now i'm not sure how to go about making it into an image...
Forum: West – California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 06-20-2009, 11:38 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,027
Posted By TroySmith
Thanks for the info everyone! We're back now,...

Thanks for the info everyone! We're back now, after 17 days of traveling. It'll be a little while before i put together a ride report (I have around 1,000 pictures to sort through!! :huh)

Here's...
Forum: Beasts 06-19-2009, 08:57 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 3,316
Posted By TroySmith
The TKC's work fine on pavement, as far as...

The TKC's work fine on pavement, as far as maintaining grip and not sliding anyway. I just did a 3,100+ mile trip, 2-up on the wee strom, loaded close to 1,000 lbs total and it would drag the pegs in...
Forum: Layin' down tracks 05-29-2009, 10:25 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,409
Posted By TroySmith
Running mapsource from thumbdrive on any computer

Ok, i've seen these 2 threads:

http://www.advrider.com/forums/showthread.php?t=388478&highlight=dvddecrypter
http://www.advrider.com/forums/showthread.php?p=8972155

And they're about using a...
Forum: Ride reports 05-29-2009, 09:29 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 4,226
Posted By TroySmith
i've been out there at least 3 times to hunt jack...

i've been out there at least 3 times to hunt jack rabbits and only ever got one, and it was the wrong kind, cute little bunny rabbit.

I gave up on rabbit hunting.

Everybody else always talks...
Forum: Layin' down tracks 05-29-2009, 11:25 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 993
Posted By TroySmith
Hey, you're right, they are offering it on DVD...

Hey, you're right, they are offering it on DVD now. That's great news (assuming that it means that the map can be viewed and used in mapsource). The site does say that the 24k series is routable,...
Forum: Layin' down tracks 05-29-2009, 10:20 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 993
Posted By TroySmith
I have Topo 2008 (100K) and Topo West (24K). I...

I have Topo 2008 (100K) and Topo West (24K). I haven't used the west much, but i think the Topo 2008 is ideal for dual sporting. The 24K series is better for hiking and backpacking, backcountry...
Forum: Layin' down tracks 05-24-2009, 12:01 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,163
Posted By TroySmith
Deleting and restoring data from Garmin SD card

I bought a used 60CSX and it came with the Garmin Topo West 24K on SD card (no disc). The card is 2GB and it would be handy to use for other things.

Can i copy the files off the card onto my hard...
Forum: West – California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 05-23-2009, 09:17 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,027
Posted By TroySmith
You're right, 'hate' is a strong word. I...

You're right, 'hate' is a strong word. I shouldn't judge anyway, i've never veered far from I-5 while coming through the valley. Thanks for the route. I'll check it out.


Wow, exploring the area...
Forum: West – California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 05-23-2009, 08:31 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,027
Posted By TroySmith
Whoa, i guess i'm not getting response...

Whoa, i guess i'm not getting response notifications for this thread, i didn't think anyone had replied...

Ok, thanks for all the info guys, i gotta load up some maps and sort it out / digest the...
Forum: West – California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 05-21-2009, 08:17 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,027
Posted By TroySmith
Best roads through the Sierras from OR to Yosemite?

The lady and I are leaving in the first week of June for a couple weeks on the wee strom. We'll be leaving home (Bend, OR) and heading to Carmel Valley, CA for a wedding, then onto Santa Barbara to...
Forum: Equipment 05-11-2009, 09:10 PM
Replies: 117
Views: 19,917
Posted By TroySmith
I'm preparing for a 2-week tour of California...

I'm preparing for a 2-week tour of California (mostly Nor-Cal) and have always been bothered after only about an hour in the saddle on the wee-strom. I really don't want to have to put up with that...
Forum: Layin' down tracks 02-08-2009, 05:45 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,551
Posted By TroySmith
I wonder if this will be a free download, and...

I wonder if this will be a free download, and when it will be available. I guess i should read the whole press release before i start asking questions... too late! :freaky
Forum: Ride reports 09-29-2008, 09:38 PM
Replies: 213
Views: 82,218
Posted By TroySmith
Wow, incredible shot. Is this a multi-shot...

Wow, incredible shot. Is this a multi-shot panorama, or a single shot cropped down? Would you mind sharing the full resolution file? I'd love to have it. It's inspiring!

...
Forum: Thumpers 08-21-2008, 12:57 PM
Replies: 26,481
Views: 3,578,236
Posted By TroySmith
Great shot! What fuel tank is that? I need...

Great shot! What fuel tank is that? I need something bigger for mine.
Forum: Beasts 09-28-2007, 07:25 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 4,532
Posted By TroySmith
I realize it will never be a serious off road...

I realize it will never be a serious off road machine. But it handles so well and feels quite small/light/manageable considering what it is, so that i feel like i could go a lot quicker if I wasn't...
Forum: Beasts 09-27-2007, 07:20 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 4,532
Posted By TroySmith
DL650 Suspension Thread - wee strom needs legs!

Cliff Notes because i'm long-winded (long-keyed?): Let's make this a one-stop thread for v-strom suspension upgrade info. Especially things that increase travel.

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So i recently...
Forum: Pacific Northwet - Where it's green. And wet. 09-21-2007, 07:44 AM
Replies: 91
Views: 3,664
Posted By TroySmith
Looks like a great ride and pics. Can you post a...

Looks like a great ride and pics. Can you post a map of your route, or description. I'd love to hit some of that kind of stuff but i'm never quite sure where to go to get it.
Forum: Layin' down tracks 04-04-2007, 08:04 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,151
Posted By TroySmith
Make a track part of the base map?

If i go treking around trails up in the woods, that are not on my map, and keep a track log of where i've been, is there any way to make that track a permanent part of a map set?

What i mean is,...
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