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Forum: The Rockies – It's all downhill from here... 10-13-2014, 05:00 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 1,640
Posted By dr.cornelius
"Since no one else mentioned it, dirt bikes &...

"Since no one else mentioned it, dirt bikes & ATVs are not allowed on the WRT or in Canyonlands NP."


True- unless your dirt bike is highway legal and has a license plate.
Forum: The Rockies – It's all downhill from here... 10-12-2014, 07:44 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 1,640
Posted By dr.cornelius
good info, I think I will be close with my...

good info, I think I will be close with my expected fuel amount. I also carry a siphon tube.

Let's see… 3 liters of water and the iodine tabs in the first aid kit. I don't expect we will have to...
Forum: The Rockies – It's all downhill from here... 10-12-2014, 04:17 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 1,640
Posted By dr.cornelius
Duggram, curious as to how much fuel your hauling...

Duggram, curious as to how much fuel your hauling on the WR. Rotopax is one gallon? After market fuel tank?
I have the IMS 3.2 gallon tank and plan to pack 2 1 liter bottles extra.
Riding my '12...
Forum: The Rockies – It's all downhill from here... 10-09-2014, 08:32 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 1,640
Posted By dr.cornelius
Hey Duggram, I will be riding WRT with two other...

Hey Duggram, I will be riding WRT with two other guys the weekend of the 18th.We are trucking the bikes out Friday morning from Denver and plan on riding over the weekend, then back to Denver on...
Forum: The Rockies – It's all downhill from here... 09-09-2014, 05:15 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 958
Posted By dr.cornelius
Thanks for the replies, yeah I won't miss power...

Thanks for the replies, yeah I won't miss power line too much if it is on the chopping block, it pretty much epitomizes a blown out trail. The ranger I talked to cited that reason and also mentioned...
Forum: The Rockies – It's all downhill from here... 09-08-2014, 08:45 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 958
Posted By dr.cornelius
Rampart 690 set to close

Heard this from USFS leo on Saturday, also said new trails are set to open next
spring. Anyone have the scoop on this?
Forum: The Rockies – It's all downhill from here... 11-30-2013, 07:27 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 672
Posted By dr.cornelius
I rode rampart trails yesterday, a bit of ice and...

I rode rampart trails yesterday, a bit of ice and snow on the northern exposures and gullies but nothing too deep to take the fun out of it.
Forum: Thumpers 07-17-2013, 04:06 PM
Replies: 7,298
Views: 964,215
Posted By dr.cornelius
I have a montana hard wired to the battery, you...

I have a montana hard wired to the battery, you can turn the gps off so that it is only charging the battery, which is what I do when stopped for an hour or two. If I am stopping to camp or longer...
Forum: Thumpers 05-13-2013, 08:36 AM
Replies: 7,298
Views: 964,215
Posted By dr.cornelius
Awesome riding there in the San Juans, great time...

Awesome riding there in the San Juans, great time of year to hit South eastern Utah while your at it:evil Sorry for the dorky engineer speak:hmmmmm Wouldn't venture a guess, many variable factors....
Forum: Thumpers 05-12-2013, 07:37 AM
Replies: 7,298
Views: 964,215
Posted By dr.cornelius
Amp hours can be a misleading place to start, a...

Amp hours can be a misleading place to start, a real world calc requires integration of the power delivered(instantaneous volts X instantaneous current)
Where it gets squirrelly is battery voltage...
Forum: Thumpers 05-11-2013, 11:12 AM
Replies: 7,298
Views: 964,215
Posted By dr.cornelius
Hi Nylon, Just some input on your electrical...

Hi Nylon, Just some input on your electrical issue, it sounds to me like your overloading the alternator. Maybe try using the low setting on the grips. The riders manual says:" The handle bar grips...
Forum: Thumpers 04-25-2013, 02:36 PM
Replies: 7,298
Views: 964,215
Posted By dr.cornelius
I have the TT low fender on my bike and it has...

I have the TT low fender on my bike and it has worked great so far. It definitely keeps the radiator more clean and the front forks as well. I didn't notice any change in handling or any increase in...
Forum: Thumpers 04-18-2013, 05:34 PM
Replies: 4,175
Views: 493,940
Posted By dr.cornelius
74 ft/lbs- source: Riders manual, be sure to...

74 ft/lbs- source: Riders manual, be sure to check your chain tension while your at it, I would think the difficulty in wheel spin would indicate that your chain is too tight:eek1
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 04-18-2013, 06:20 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,074
Posted By dr.cornelius
Ashburn VA, yeah familiar with traffic situation,...

Ashburn VA, yeah familiar with traffic situation, that is why I was thinking of riding on the weekend. I am thinking of heading west, on Sunday, looks like we might get a break in the weather!
...
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 04-17-2013, 07:07 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,074
Posted By dr.cornelius
Thanks for the info:D

Thanks for the info:D
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 04-17-2013, 10:41 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,074
Posted By dr.cornelius
Motorcycle rentals in Northern VA?

Hey Folks,
I am working in the area for the next couple of weeks and was curious about motorcycle rental options in the area, any recommendations? Good day rides?
Any info would be much...
Forum: The Rockies – It's all downhill from here... 04-15-2013, 01:05 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 899
Posted By dr.cornelius
Yes end up on CO-82 at Basalt, CO...about 25 to...

Yes end up on CO-82 at Basalt, CO...about 25 to 30 miles NE of Aspen which
happens to be on CO-82. Leadville to basalt is about 60 miles.(85 to 90mi. total) If good weather I think it could be done...
Forum: The Rockies – It's all downhill from here... 04-14-2013, 02:44 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 899
Posted By dr.cornelius
Hey DeadGuy, Hagerman pass would be a great...

Hey DeadGuy, Hagerman pass would be a great option on an F8. Should be good in July, just be ready for the occasional thunderstorm! There is a stream crossing on the West side of the pass that can...
Forum: Thumpers 04-13-2013, 05:34 PM
Replies: 7,298
Views: 964,215
Posted By dr.cornelius
I agree with kdennan here, I ran with the TT Zega...

I agree with kdennan here, I ran with the TT Zega Pro cases all last summer. Had a low side get off, which caused the inside wall of the pannier to push in against the rack. It didn't affect their...
Forum: Thumpers 04-08-2013, 04:50 PM
Replies: 4,175
Views: 493,940
Posted By dr.cornelius
Skid plate and crash bars are BMW, I have the...

Skid plate and crash bars are BMW, I have the same set up on my '12 Sertao.
Nice looking bike!
Forum: Thumpers 04-08-2013, 02:42 PM
Replies: 7,298
Views: 964,215
Posted By dr.cornelius
I have a Garmin 650T on the TT above gauge mount,...

I have a Garmin 650T on the TT above gauge mount, super easy to set up. I have mine wired off the auxiliary battery terminals under the seat. I did not install a switch because its easy to just...
Forum: Thumpers 04-07-2013, 05:00 PM
Replies: 7,298
Views: 964,215
Posted By dr.cornelius
Back on the Sertao

A hearty greeting fellow Sertao riders! It's great to see this thread alive and well. I am starting my riding year out on my '12 Sertao, as of today 8700 miles done 50/50 street/dirt. Some pics to...
Forum: Thumpers 01-24-2013, 05:16 AM
Replies: 7,298
Views: 964,215
Posted By dr.cornelius
I have been running the K-60's on my Sertao, and...

I have been running the K-60's on my Sertao, and they work equally well both on and off road. That said, the front has a tendency to wash out a bit in the dirt, some riders are using a more dirt...
Forum: Thumpers 11-04-2012, 04:25 PM
Replies: 7,298
Views: 964,215
Posted By dr.cornelius
Oh jeez....I would be more inclined to think a FI...

Oh jeez....I would be more inclined to think a FI problem maybe fouled plugs, definitely get rid of the tainted gas. I would also wonder if the gas supply may have water in it. Just a guess on my...
Forum: Thumpers 11-02-2012, 06:44 PM
Replies: 7,298
Views: 964,215
Posted By dr.cornelius
Having never owned a 650 terra I can only...

Having never owned a 650 terra I can only speculate as to how it rides. I did throw a leg over one last week. If your coming from a lighter duel sport bike it will feel like a tank, if your coming...
Forum: Thumpers 10-31-2012, 01:38 PM
Replies: 7,298
Views: 964,215
Posted By dr.cornelius
+2 also add a dozen more horses!

+2 also add a dozen more horses!
Forum: Thumpers 10-28-2012, 08:35 PM
Replies: 7,298
Views: 964,215
Posted By dr.cornelius
Thanks, I was considering that battery for my...

Thanks, I was considering that battery for my Sertao, I like the weight and maintenance savings as well as the reported increase in cold weather cranking power. Any truth in these reports? It is I...
Forum: Thumpers 10-28-2012, 05:56 PM
Replies: 7,298
Views: 964,215
Posted By dr.cornelius
Is that the lithium ion battery?

Is that the lithium ion battery?
Forum: Thumpers 10-28-2012, 01:10 PM
Replies: 10,257
Views: 1,872,132
Posted By dr.cornelius
Anyone checked out either of these two sites? ...

Anyone checked out either of these two sites?

This one has a nice tail rack and some pannier options, even a windscreen for the 250l.::wink:

http://www.tciproductsusa.com

This one has a...
Forum: Beasts 10-22-2012, 06:19 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,512
Posted By dr.cornelius
Man I can sure see the appeal. I mean what's not...

Man I can sure see the appeal. I mean what's not to like here! This engine was/is ahead of its time, IMO.
Forum: Thumpers 10-22-2012, 05:55 PM
Replies: 7,298
Views: 964,215
Posted By dr.cornelius
+1 Mine just turned 8K miles, I beat the Hell...

+1 Mine just turned 8K miles, I beat the Hell outta' her on the mountain passes of Colorado both on road and off fully loaded. After a 90 mile ride on wash boarded out roads the beak came off, this...
Forum: Thumpers 10-21-2012, 07:47 PM
Replies: 7,298
Views: 964,215
Posted By dr.cornelius
Good thing the maintenance intervals are nowhere...

Good thing the maintenance intervals are nowhere near your typical dirtbike:wink:
Forum: Beasts 10-20-2012, 07:33 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,512
Posted By dr.cornelius
That's the impression I got from reading some...

That's the impression I got from reading some threads over on the aprilia site. Too bad that engine isn't more durable. Looks like they quit production of the 5.5 in '09? Is aprilia still in the...
Forum: Beasts 10-19-2012, 03:17 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,512
Posted By dr.cornelius
Just saw one in the flesh today, an '08 with 540...

Just saw one in the flesh today, an '08 with 540 miles on it at a dealers. he says it makes 70 ponies and only weighs 250 pounds. Looks like a wicked machine:eek1
Forum: Beasts 10-19-2012, 02:41 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,512
Posted By dr.cornelius
Aprilia 550 rxv

Anybody have any experience with or heard about this bike?
Forum: Thumpers 09-18-2012, 08:58 PM
Replies: 7,298
Views: 964,215
Posted By dr.cornelius
Glad to hear you were done right, sorry it was a...

Glad to hear you were done right, sorry it was a PITA! I am riding outta D-Town for the rally in Hotchkiss on Friday morning. also gs trophy in Moab this weekend down there abouts:1drink - nice time...
Forum: Thumpers 09-13-2012, 05:47 AM
Replies: 7,298
Views: 964,215
Posted By dr.cornelius
BMW of Denver, I do have the low fender, which...

BMW of Denver, I do have the low fender, which helps with the spray, especially keeping dirt and mud out of the radiator. I will be riding over Boreas pass tomorrow and will see how the set up works...
Forum: Thumpers 09-07-2012, 09:37 PM
Replies: 7,298
Views: 964,215
Posted By dr.cornelius
Unhinged beak saga

Well, I picked up my bike this afternoon at the dealership where I had the 6k service done along with the warrantied beak operation performed (No charge). I was glad I had a spare set of keks when I...
Forum: Thumpers 09-05-2012, 08:36 PM
Replies: 7,298
Views: 964,215
Posted By dr.cornelius
Hey ZBone I feel your pain! I surmise every one...

Hey ZBone I feel your pain! I surmise every one who has ever spent upwards of 9K on a 650cc bike would have the same gut wrenching feeling when stuff started to fall off at 5K:eek1. But it sounds...
Forum: Thumpers 09-03-2012, 07:40 PM
Replies: 7,298
Views: 964,215
Posted By dr.cornelius
Thumb Sertao at 6K

Just thought I would throw in my .02 after riding this bike almost every weekend this summer. Looks like some of you guys have your bikes closed to farkled out! Good times to be sure! :wink: Bike...
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