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Forum: Americas 06-18-2014, 06:23 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 1,715
Posted By Blaise W
Strong Bad, have a great ride! I think we are...

Strong Bad, have a great ride! I think we are getting out of here just right. The Monsoons haven't come in yet although we saw a few isolated downpours yesterday. We have lots of puffy clouds now and...
Forum: Americas 06-17-2014, 06:26 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 1,715
Posted By Blaise W
Dave arrived from the UK yesterday and we spent...

Dave arrived from the UK yesterday and we spent the day getting his bike registered and buying/ordering a few items that he needs. Dan arrives tomorrow night from Vermont, and that will mean we are...
Forum: Americas 06-12-2014, 02:41 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 391
Posted By Blaise W
I might have something to consider. I did the...

I might have something to consider. I did the TAT on my WR250R, and will be making a 5 week ride Mex to Can and back starting in a few weeks. The WRR is a good choice, right along with a DRZ400. ...
Forum: Americas 06-11-2014, 06:18 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 822
Posted By Blaise W
I was one of the three with One Less Harley and...

I was one of the three with One Less Harley and the instigator of a number of Motels. In fact I had a room a number of times when the other guys camped, and that was OK. I think I was 64 at the...
Forum: Americas 06-10-2014, 01:09 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 445
Posted By Blaise W
I just purchased the new and updated tracks from...

I just purchased the new and updated tracks from Sam and will be doing the western states again, maybe next year, but for sure Nevada this fall. A buddy hasn't done any of it and has only time for...
Forum: Thumpers 06-09-2014, 01:38 PM
Replies: 4,618
Views: 511,405
Posted By Blaise W
Charlie, and HighFive, that's a lot of work, and...

Charlie, and HighFive, that's a lot of work, and thanks! It will be a terrific resource.
Forum: Thumpers 06-08-2014, 01:44 PM
Replies: 4,618
Views: 511,405
Posted By Blaise W
I'm not sure about brilliant, but I got a lot of...

I'm not sure about brilliant, but I got a lot of positive comments on my recent Utah ride where we needed extra gas and water. Rotopax mounted to crash bars. weight low and not all on the rear end. ...
Forum: Thumpers 06-07-2014, 06:49 AM
Replies: 3,517
Views: 672,168
Posted By Blaise W
MotoBoss, if you don't mind fooling around with...

MotoBoss, if you don't mind fooling around with the air filter/air box mod, the answer is yes. My 09 GSA will be getting a for sale sign soon as I can use the Terra for the road, although with a bit...
Forum: Americas 06-02-2014, 01:38 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 1,715
Posted By Blaise W
SICVIC, be sure to look me up when you pass thru!...

SICVIC, be sure to look me up when you pass thru! I will be on a ride thru Nevada starting around the second week of September. August is an "off" month.
Forum: Thumpers 06-02-2014, 12:54 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 2,519
Posted By Blaise W
Small diameter front wheel and street tires. ...

Small diameter front wheel and street tires. Doesn't look like a dual sport to me. It definitely looks pavement oriented.
Forum: Americas 06-02-2014, 12:23 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 1,715
Posted By Blaise W
I think I have had some email problems with...

I think I have had some email problems with responses lost in the ether, but riders are sorted. Dan from Vermont will be joining but Ron has a conflict. Still room for one more! Wrenching...
Forum: Thumpers 05-29-2014, 06:57 PM
Replies: 4,618
Views: 511,405
Posted By Blaise W
Last week I was in Utah again, at the 3-Step, and...

Last week I was in Utah again, at the 3-Step, and we had WIND! I run a 15t front sprocket and stock rear, and with a fully loaded bike (all camping gear and two Rotopax bolted to the front crash...
Forum: Americas 05-29-2014, 05:20 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 1,715
Posted By Blaise W
When we did the TAT several years ago all of us...

When we did the TAT several years ago all of us made up a box to ship home. What a relief it was! I try to pack much lighter now and have slowly acquired very light camping gear. Nemo Obi 1 tent, Big...
Forum: Americas 05-29-2014, 12:05 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 1,715
Posted By Blaise W
Just completed a weeklong shake down trip in Utah...

Just completed a weeklong shake down trip in Utah and we are three weeks from our start date. It's good to load the gear and find out what extra stuff you dragged along. Even though I've done this...
Forum: Americas 05-28-2014, 08:00 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 395
Posted By Blaise W
Two of us kept track of every dime, nearly, and...

Two of us kept track of every dime, nearly, and except for our individual tires, etc., and a few extra motels for me, our expenses were $2000 each for 36 days. That includes primarily food, fuel and...
Forum: Layin' down tracks 05-26-2014, 08:36 PM
Replies: 11,066
Views: 1,179,840
Posted By Blaise W
The post above may have something to do with the...

The post above may have something to do with the problems I had last week in Utah. My new Montana would not find some of the small town/places, while one of my riding partners, using a 276C with an...
Forum: Americas 05-25-2014, 06:28 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 743
Posted By Blaise W
You just want to be able to pick up the bike...

You just want to be able to pick up the bike alone, and chances are you will need to sometime. An option is to remove the gear if you find yourself down in a rough spot. I could always get my. 250...
Forum: Thumpers 05-17-2014, 08:12 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,746
Posted By Blaise W
Yep, Moto Man has always worked great on my...

Yep, Moto Man has always worked great on my bikes. None of them use oil.
Forum: Equipment 05-17-2014, 03:47 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 767
Posted By Blaise W
I have an Exped Synmat 9, very comfortable, and...

I have an Exped Synmat 9, very comfortable, and the Static V as well, adequate for warm weather and very small/light. Just bought a Q Core SL as an in between pad, and hope it works as well as...
Forum: Americas 05-17-2014, 03:27 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 2,597
Posted By Blaise W
That is quite an ambitious ride, with a schedule...

That is quite an ambitious ride, with a schedule to match. Best of luck and enjoy the trip. You are going to see a lot of country!
Forum: Thumpers 05-17-2014, 03:18 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,746
Posted By Blaise W
:eek1 That is some nasty looking stuff! What...

:eek1 That is some nasty looking stuff! What kind of bike? I would run it 50 miles and change the oil again, repeat, until it comes out looking new. I've never had that much crap come out of an...
Forum: Thumpers 05-17-2014, 08:02 AM
Replies: 4,618
Views: 511,405
Posted By Blaise W
You could try, but the air box is Polypropylene...

You could try, but the air box is Polypropylene which is low surface energy material. Notoriously difficult to adhere with long term success. Also, the top of the frame has no back ledge and has to...
Forum: Thumpers 05-17-2014, 06:30 AM
Replies: 4,618
Views: 511,405
Posted By Blaise W
Radiator Cap Removal

I just drained, flushed and refilled my Terra Cooling System so I'll comment on the radiator cap. When time came to remove it, which I have done before, I really struggled for a while; was it this...
Forum: Thumpers 05-16-2014, 08:31 PM
Replies: 4,125
Views: 671,214
Posted By Blaise W
Full disclosure: The reason Browneye's TE630...

Full disclosure: The reason Browneye's TE630 keeps up with the orange is because Browneye has hold of the bars, and the throttle!
Forum: Thumpers 05-16-2014, 07:01 PM
Replies: 4,125
Views: 671,214
Posted By Blaise W
I'm with Browneye on this one. If you are not...

I'm with Browneye on this one. If you are not willing or able to take care of a few issues, which will take a bit of time and a little money, don't get the 630. I think it's a fantastic bike and...
Forum: Americas 05-15-2014, 04:41 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 548
Posted By Blaise W
Does that 240 include gassing in Atlantic City? ...

Does that 240 include gassing in Atlantic City? Fellow there has gas in 5 gallon cans for those who need it.
Forum: Thumpers 05-15-2014, 12:25 PM
Replies: 4,125
Views: 671,214
Posted By Blaise W
Fast 1, you may be referring to my bike. I had...

Fast 1, you may be referring to my bike. I had LTR rework front and back and put in the full length front travel. Not sure if he had to put in longer springs along with the spacer delete or not. ...
Forum: Americas 05-14-2014, 07:48 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 603
Posted By Blaise W
Western half is the most fun, and yes Sam has GPS...

Western half is the most fun, and yes Sam has GPS files now.
Forum: Thumpers 05-13-2014, 12:54 PM
Replies: 4,618
Views: 511,405
Posted By Blaise W
Those Blackibags look good! But, I want...

Those Blackibags look good! But, I want something tailored to the Terra for maximum space, and I want the bag to overlay the bars. My rear tube will just fit in the size I have mocked up, unless I...
Forum: Thumpers 05-13-2014, 10:39 AM
Replies: 4,618
Views: 511,405
Posted By Blaise W
Crash Bar Bags

I am not thru yet either! I've had it in my mind that the AltRider crash bars are the perfect place to mount some additional storage. I have PM'd a member who is associated with Storm Industries...
Forum: Thumpers 05-12-2014, 05:50 AM
Replies: 4,125
Views: 671,214
Posted By Blaise W
Very nice Bob. I am curious what kind of tongue...

Very nice Bob. I am curious what kind of tongue weight you have as shown. Sure don't want any tail wagging!
Forum: Americas 05-11-2014, 03:51 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 603
Posted By Blaise W
There are multiple TAT trips on this site and my...

There are multiple TAT trips on this site and my best advice is to read two or three to see how it went for them. It will depend on your riders, the bikes, your riding style, etc. Some have done...
Forum: Thumpers 05-10-2014, 04:25 PM
Replies: 4,618
Views: 511,405
Posted By Blaise W
Assume you have the bike on a stand with the rear...

Assume you have the bike on a stand with the rear wheel off the ground to take as much pressure as possible off the spring. The ring can be a bear sometimes. I use a 3/8" aluminum rod because it is...
Forum: Thumpers 05-08-2014, 08:05 PM
Replies: 4,618
Views: 511,405
Posted By Blaise W
High Five's filter frame mod is done, and all is...

High Five's filter frame mod is done, and all is together except for screws in the red plastic. I just ran out of daylight, and dropped one screw in a hard to reach place. Stopped right there. ...
Forum: Thumpers 05-07-2014, 08:02 PM
Replies: 4,125
Views: 671,214
Posted By Blaise W
I know a rider who regularly tows his DRZ cross...

I know a rider who regularly tows his DRZ cross country with his Wing. Pretty impressive and he gets lots of looks/comments.
Forum: Thumpers 05-07-2014, 10:25 AM
Replies: 4,125
Views: 671,214
Posted By Blaise W
Forever West is a GREAT ride. Tony sez he has...

Forever West is a GREAT ride. Tony sez he has improved it since we rode it. The TE is a perfect bike for that route. Enjoy, and we will keep an eye out for you!
Forum: Thumpers 05-07-2014, 09:18 AM
Replies: 4,125
Views: 671,214
Posted By Blaise W
Bob, that's just part of the story. Taking the...

Bob, that's just part of the story. Taking the Terra for another week in UT shortly, and then again for the UTBDR in September. That one will be on the TE630. Life IS good!
Forum: Thumpers 05-07-2014, 08:47 AM
Replies: 4,125
Views: 671,214
Posted By Blaise W
Hey Paul! Tell Jimmy that if he wants some more...

Hey Paul! Tell Jimmy that if he wants some more practice he can meet me up at Priest Lake Idaho in a few weeks to change out my half worn front Pirelli MT21. We will be heading out for our main ride...
Forum: Ride reports 05-06-2014, 08:57 AM
Replies: 6,955
Views: 2,211,310
Posted By Blaise W
Scott (DingWeed), thanks so much for putting on...

Scott (DingWeed), thanks so much for putting on your Open House, and providing such a great venue for the ADV rider crowd. I'll be back! It was fun to visit with everyone and I always learn a lot...
Forum: Thumpers 05-06-2014, 08:37 AM
Replies: 4,618
Views: 511,405
Posted By Blaise W
While waiting for my 3d printed frame for the air...

While waiting for my 3d printed frame for the air filter to arrive (should be today!) I have been pondering sealing the divider. I think I have found the answer. Went down to the local Ace Hardware...
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