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Forum: Thumpers 09-21-2014, 10:28 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 725
Posted By DRTII
It's possible, but you also have to realize he's...

It's possible, but you also have to realize he's coming from heavy American bikes and might find a 300lb dirt bike with lights a welcome change, even if it's only got 25hp.

I went from 1200cc to...
Forum: Thumpers 09-21-2014, 09:20 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 971
Posted By DRTII
How. Weird. I already have the tab open. Thanks...

How. Weird. I already have the tab open. Thanks for chiming in, though I have to say, I don't have a shop, or a fancy shop dog to help! I do love the mods and will follow what I can.
Forum: Thumpers 09-21-2014, 08:37 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 725
Posted By DRTII
Not the same size as you (I'm 5'10 #175) but I do...

Not the same size as you (I'm 5'10 #175) but I do have a lot of street experience with a lot of powerful bikes (1198, RC51, MV Agusta F4, FJR, etc.) and let me be the first to say, the WR250R is more...
Forum: Thumpers 09-21-2014, 07:17 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 971
Posted By DRTII
Good point. I'm 175lbs. Riding gear, prob another...

Good point. I'm 175lbs. Riding gear, prob another 10lbs.

I'm going to try the 12t, but from all of the feedback I've seen on other threads, most switch to a higher rear after experimenting. I'd...
Forum: Thumpers 09-21-2014, 06:15 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 971
Posted By DRTII
BTW, would this be similar to Rick using the...

BTW, would this be similar to Rick using the Bicycle tubing as a buffer? If so, I'm sure I could easily come up with something like that.
Forum: Thumpers 09-21-2014, 06:10 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 971
Posted By DRTII
Dave thanks for the 12t advice. I will definitely...

Dave thanks for the 12t advice. I will definitely look up install videos and see how it's done correctly (and of course, read).

You talk about the skidplate sound. That's something I've heard a...
Forum: Thumpers 09-21-2014, 11:23 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 971
Posted By DRTII
Ordered HDB NexGen w/Pro Taper Contour 7/8 & 2...

Ordered
HDB NexGen w/Pro Taper Contour 7/8 & 2 mirrors
Pro-Moto Billet Rear Cargo Rack
Pro Taper Pillow Top Grips
12t Front Sprocket

Will have the FR skidplate next week.

Couldn't pull the...
Forum: Thumpers 09-21-2014, 09:01 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 971
Posted By DRTII
I appreciate all of the feedback in this. No...

I appreciate all of the feedback in this. No problem VR, it's OK to play devil's advocate, that's the point of getting opinions.

So, speaking of opinions, it looks as if gearing is really one of...
Forum: Thumpers 09-20-2014, 08:34 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 971
Posted By DRTII
I'm sure you can, they have the mounting brackets...

I'm sure you can, they have the mounting brackets for it, but I don't want those bars if they fold like cheap lawn chairs. I also wouldn't mind trying different bars to see if I like a different...
Forum: Thumpers 09-20-2014, 08:12 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 971
Posted By DRTII
I've read in multiple threads they're crap and...

I've read in multiple threads they're crap and they bend on impact. Could just be talk, or it could be accurate. I'm not interested in finding out and I'm buying the HDB guards that fit 7/8 bars,...
Forum: Thumpers 09-20-2014, 07:52 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 971
Posted By DRTII
Wow, GC is too. much. information! I'm sitting...

Wow, GC is too. much. information! I'm sitting there going..uhhhhhh, numbers, too many numbers! Seriously, though. If you're an engineer that's where you'd want to hang out.

Thanks for the info...
Forum: Thumpers 09-20-2014, 07:45 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 971
Posted By DRTII
(1) I ride mostly dirt and a lot of it is steep,...

(1) I ride mostly dirt and a lot of it is steep, rocky, loose, slow, uneven, at high altitude, etc. I have 12/50 gearing that works great for what I do. If you run on the street much, 13/50 would be...
Forum: Thumpers 09-20-2014, 04:49 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 971
Posted By DRTII
Sewerat, Thanks man! Exactly the advice I'm...

Sewerat,

Thanks man! Exactly the advice I'm looking for.

Never heard of gear commander, I'm going to check that out.

Interesting about the IMS tank. I envisioned a difficult install, but...
Forum: Thumpers 09-20-2014, 03:46 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 971
Posted By DRTII
WR250R mod questions

I'm not lazy, I've read plenty of threads all over ADV and the big DIY's at Rick's and BD's. My hope is that I get some great advice and maybe even some local help.

I'm not that talented...
Forum: GS Boxers 06-10-2014, 02:42 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 2,193
Posted By DRTII
R1200GS Softbags?

I wanted to go with Wolfman, but they don't have the rack setups anymore. Since I need some direction on this, and possibly inspiration, I'd appreciate it if anyone with a softbag setup (including...
Forum: GS Boxers 06-08-2014, 08:47 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 3,701
Posted By DRTII
I'm sure this is well after the fact, since you...

I'm sure this is well after the fact, since you got a bike, but let me just pipe in as a former VFR owner - you won't miss shit. The VFR is vastly underpowered (in 800cc) form and while a great...
Forum: GS Boxers 06-08-2014, 08:11 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,450
Posted By DRTII
I just picked up an '07 GS two days ago, under...

I just picked up an '07 GS two days ago, under 900 miles, heated grips, abs, remus exhaust - paid a little under $10k for it. No bags, no crash bars - but it's all mine!

5'10" 30.5" inseam...
Forum: GS Boxers 12-21-2013, 09:11 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 2,173
Posted By DRTII
This is a very common complaint and an obvious...

This is a very common complaint and an obvious design flaw. Expect this to be fixed in the next iteration (2015), if not 2014.5. From the complaints I've read, the heat the engine throws out on your...
Forum: GS Boxers 12-21-2013, 09:07 AM
Replies: 42
Views: 5,159
Posted By DRTII
From any RR I've seen on the Eastern part, if you...

From any RR I've seen on the Eastern part, if you can avoid the sloppy mud you'll be alright. Was it AR that had the muddiest sections? I can't remember. All I know is from the countless videos I've...
Forum: GS Boxers 12-21-2013, 08:52 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,399
Posted By DRTII
Nice heads up! Sorry, I kind of quoted you on...

Nice heads up! Sorry, I kind of quoted you on this thread - but I won't hold you to it! hahaha

Your logic makes sense on the "backend". A dealer would be smart to unload a $20k+ bike with...
Forum: GS Boxers 12-20-2013, 10:51 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 2,173
Posted By DRTII
1.) I don't think it's fair to compare the 1190...

1.) I don't think it's fair to compare the 1190 (standard) with the GSA.

2.) If you look at the Beemer's demographic, it's not the same as KTM's, so you're not going to get the same market, on...
Forum: GS Boxers 12-20-2013, 10:41 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,399
Posted By DRTII
HA! good point. Okay, they're not exactly easy to...

HA! good point. Okay, they're not exactly easy to find. So my guess is, they don't discount? Damn.
Forum: GS Boxers 12-20-2013, 10:31 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,399
Posted By DRTII
Leftover R GS's - Pricing

These threads are a dime a dozen, but unfortunately, only current market pricing really helps, so I'll try to keep this short and sweet.

If anyone has picked up a leftover R GS (new, not demo,...
Forum: The Rockies It's all downhill from here... 12-20-2013, 10:18 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 773
Posted By DRTII
I've been searching all over the country for the...

I've been searching all over the country for the last month.

The el paso $10,500 you're talking about is the lowest advertised price I found, but the dealer gets some bad reviews - and you can...
Forum: GS Boxers 12-19-2013, 09:25 AM
Replies: 138
Views: 23,491
Posted By DRTII
Another sweet GSA in WA. Can you give an update...

Another sweet GSA in WA. Can you give an update on how the rest of the year went with this bike? I'm tempted to check one out.
Forum: Orange Crush 12-17-2013, 05:26 PM
Replies: 18,834
Views: 7,619,924
Posted By DRTII
You know when a dude from Oakland says this it's...

You know when a dude from Oakland says this it's legit. That being said, you should know better than to plan ADV'S in Richmond! hahaha
Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 12-17-2013, 02:56 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,109
Posted By DRTII
For twisty street riding: Head out to Half Moon...

For twisty street riding: Head out to Half Moon Bay (HMB) and ride the PCH down to the Monterey area. If you like twisty and have never ridden Carmel Valley Road...do it, it's a lot of 10mph/15mph...
Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 12-17-2013, 02:50 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 2,631
Posted By DRTII
Watch out for the meth heads in the Eureka area.

Watch out for the meth heads in the Eureka area.
Forum: Alaska 12-17-2013, 02:48 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 2,993
Posted By DRTII
I grew up in Juneau and spent my first 23 years...

I grew up in Juneau and spent my first 23 years there. Avoid it. Actually, avoid the entire Southeast. When you have no roads and small populations the only thing you get are bored people doing dumb...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 12-17-2013, 02:46 PM
Replies: 164
Views: 15,593
Posted By DRTII
Gang town is right. When I go down to SB via the...

Gang town is right. When I go down to SB via the 101 I dread stopping in SM. It's like "Dude, it's an AMPM, do you have to tag everything AND hang out in the parking lot?". Outside of maybe Benicia,...
Forum: Orange Crush 12-13-2013, 01:02 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 3,380
Posted By DRTII
Great review. It's weird. I haven't heard a lot...

Great review. It's weird. I haven't heard a lot of hype-filled glowing reviews on the 1190. Just a lot of "It's got a ton of horsepower" - nothing that really says "this is far better than the 990...
Forum: Pacific Northwet - Where it's green. And wet. 12-11-2013, 01:50 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,435
Posted By DRTII
Interesting, I wouldn't have thought about the...

Interesting, I wouldn't have thought about the black bags getting hot. Not really a welcome surprise either. I like those crash bar bags, I'm assuming you keep tubes in there?

I've heard a lot of...
Forum: Pacific Northwet - Where it's green. And wet. 12-10-2013, 10:43 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,435
Posted By DRTII
I really like that setup Taco, it's exactly how I...

I really like that setup Taco, it's exactly how I envision setting one up, Wolfman/Rotopax, though I think I'd stop short of that huge yellow drysack on the top. It would just be an excuse for me to...
Forum: Pacific Northwet - Where it's green. And wet. 12-10-2013, 05:14 PM
Replies: 9,919
Views: 2,070,638
Posted By DRTII
Sorry, guys. This isn't a dirt bike (give me...

Sorry, guys. This isn't a dirt bike (give me time) but this asking price is nearly LOL inducing. Sublimity has this version listed for $8,999 (http://goo.gl/iKvg6h) with an exhaust upgrade!
...
Forum: Pacific Northwet - Where it's green. And wet. 12-10-2013, 09:48 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,435
Posted By DRTII
Thanks for all of the support, definitely a good...

Thanks for all of the support, definitely a good group of guys here.

4corners - I'm flattered hahaha. No, but I get it. I keep dreaming about that 34" inseam that magically appears. Hasn't...
Forum: Pacific Northwet - Where it's green. And wet. 12-09-2013, 09:18 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,435
Posted By DRTII
wow...thanks for all of the responses! ...

wow...thanks for all of the responses!

Alien, that was a finely crafted marketing message right there haha. Let me say this, I don't think I need anyone to sell me on it, I've been in love with...
Forum: Pacific Northwet - Where it's green. And wet. 12-09-2013, 04:19 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,435
Posted By DRTII
Moto, b18, thanks for the comments guys. ...

Moto, b18, thanks for the comments guys.

Good to hear about the inseam. Let me say that it's more "weight" not a height concern, as I have ridden 35"+ bikes, but it helps knowing that others can...
Forum: Pacific Northwet - Where it's green. And wet. 12-09-2013, 12:21 PM
Replies: 9,919
Views: 2,070,638
Posted By DRTII
I've seen those for sale over the last month or...

I've seen those for sale over the last month or so. What's the back story?
Forum: Pacific Northwet - Where it's green. And wet. 12-08-2013, 07:37 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,435
Posted By DRTII
I know it's a small shop, I bought from them...

I know it's a small shop, I bought from them before. Will do, thanks!
Forum: Pacific Northwet - Where it's green. And wet. 12-08-2013, 03:48 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,435
Posted By DRTII
No on both! Inventory isn't showing anything, and...

No on both! Inventory isn't showing anything, and cycletrader doesn't have anything within 500 miles. A few in LA, SD, and the Southwest, but most are on the East coast.
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