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Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 09-29-2014, 04:14 PM
Replies: 494
Views: 56,622
Posted By DanMac
Uh oh!!

Looks like I'll be leaving tempe on 10/4 to start this!

The bike: klr650 (with 688 kit). Wolfman soft luggage all around except for a hard plastic pelican knock off case ontop.

The plan: err....
Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 08-04-2014, 12:29 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 942
Posted By DanMac

Oh wow! azfamily did an awful job on there article then!

That makes it read like people...
Forum: Thumpers 07-05-2013, 11:14 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 896
Posted By DanMac

My bike currently has the exact same leak. I've put a bit over 1 grand on it with the leak. It has gotten a touch worse, but nothing crazy yet. Just bring some extra oil and make sure you keep that...
Forum: Equipment 07-04-2013, 02:14 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 2,345
Posted By DanMac
<3 revit

I have a rev'it turbine jacket and I've had it for a bit over 2 years now. Always been flawless. No issues at all. No loose stitches, no strings, nothing.

I might just be a lucky one, but the...
Forum: Face plant 05-18-2013, 05:59 PM
Replies: 79
Views: 18,922
Posted By DanMac

I know this is old...

When you go onto the road you agree to participate in a dangerous activity. When someone hits you, kills you, or whatever they are LESS in trouble due to the...
Forum: Equipment 03-13-2013, 02:19 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,472
Posted By DanMac

If you can be more flexible on price I highly recommend the CDI torque wrenches. From what I've read (do your own research for personal confidence) they are snap-on wrenches in every aspect except...
Forum: Thumpers 03-13-2013, 12:17 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,262
Posted By DanMac

Forum: Thumpers 01-30-2013, 09:08 AM
Replies: 15,963
Views: 1,782,699
Posted By DanMac

My understanding is that the o-ring in there is usually the problem? Is the leak coming from the rubber seal around the countershaft? If so I will just replace that single part and see how it...
Forum: Thumpers 01-29-2013, 06:27 PM
Replies: 15,963
Views: 1,782,699
Posted By DanMac
So my countershaft has been leaking. It was for...

So my countershaft has been leaking. It was for a while before I did the 688 and now before I start the 688 I am taking care of everything and doing a total 'refresh' on it.

So I removed the...
Forum: Thumpers 01-09-2013, 11:30 AM
Replies: 5,253
Views: 1,356,339
Posted By DanMac
trailtech vapor

So I bought a trailtech vapor about a month ago. This one ( and I went to install it this monday only to be very annoyed. They sent me the wrong frigen bolts for...
Forum: Face plant 12-28-2012, 10:18 AM
Replies: 51
Views: 11,363
Posted By DanMac

Sometimes in life you don't know why things happen. Then you read a bit more and you go "oh, this guy is a giant moron."

God didn't have a single thing to do with you living at all. First of...
Forum: Thumpers 08-30-2012, 11:56 AM
Replies: 42
Views: 7,209
Posted By DanMac

05 KLR650, 51000 on it, valves had to be adjusted once...

Still gets good MPG, good power, compression is fine, everything is perfect. No major work or parts replacement ever done. This includes...
Forum: Thumpers 08-23-2012, 03:13 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 3,381
Posted By DanMac

Ya it certainly is a hassle to get use to it... but I've found after a month or so onboard my klr that I rather like the vibes now. Makes the whole experience a bit more intense.
Forum: Thumpers 08-18-2012, 07:29 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,091
Posted By DanMac

Yes rubber age can cause big issues. As rubber ages it tends to become stiffer and more brittle. Stiffer and brittle == less adhesion.

Sometimes though you just hit a bad patch of road though......
Forum: Equipment 08-15-2012, 10:00 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 4,317
Posted By DanMac
Shure 215's

I really really like my Shure 215's for riding. For so many reasons.

Shure 215's (

1. It...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 08-08-2012, 03:04 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 5,298
Posted By DanMac

Gotta call BS. 100+ temp doesn't magically make you lose traction every where. You're riding like a jack ass and cops don't like that.

its not that confusing.
Forum: Equipment 07-14-2012, 03:32 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 5,807
Posted By DanMac

My personal opinion:

100% worth it. Every cent.

HOWEVER! I did not pay retail. I got the rev'it turbine jacket about a month ago when superstore and revzilla did there sale on it. I frigen...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 07-13-2012, 10:51 AM
Replies: 52
Views: 7,868
Posted By DanMac

I've googled and googled, I can't find any fatal helicopters crash in afghan at that time of year....
Forum: Equipment 07-11-2012, 09:41 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 2,575
Posted By DanMac
Ear buds?

I know this isn't what you want neccessarily..

but I've found my shure 215's actually work as really awesome ear plugs. Even without music its fairly silent. It doesn't block out all the noise,...
Forum: Equipment 07-11-2012, 09:39 AM
Replies: 63
Views: 7,504
Posted By DanMac

Just saw this.. i'll add some insight.

First of all, this is 100% illegal in the USA. Source (

Second of all,...
Forum: Thumpers 07-05-2012, 09:07 AM
Replies: 937
Views: 160,603
Posted By DanMac

Late to answer this:

BUT! You'll be fine. The AZ emissions test is as so: (I did it 4 months ago)

Roll up to the testing center give the guy your ticket and he'll check your vin or plate. You...
Forum: Equipment 06-27-2012, 10:50 AM
Replies: 109
Views: 21,678
Posted By DanMac
Shure 215!

I picked up some shure 215's about 10 weeks ago and I love them. Changed my riding big time. They don't block out ALL the noise, I can still hear sirens and such, but it does block out most of the...
Forum: Thumpers 06-20-2012, 10:34 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 461
Posted By DanMac

Makes sense! Thanks guys :) Hopefully this bike is in good shape. Cheers!
Forum: Thumpers 06-20-2012, 09:45 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 461
Posted By DanMac
Can someone ID what is missing on this DR350 engine's side?? (CL ad)

Looking at this bike on CL and noticed in the second picture something appears to be missing?


Its the fourth picture towards the...
Forum: GS Boxers 05-26-2012, 02:55 PM
Replies: 109
Views: 10,369
Posted By DanMac

Its the nature of the internet sir or mam. Very few people sit around forums and make threads such as "Day 813. Bike is still great. Discuss!".

Over on xs400 there's maybe half a dozen guys that...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 05-26-2012, 02:47 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 4,286
Posted By DanMac

Classic weight saving technique! No side stands. You just lay the bike down gently on its side. A bonus is that you scrape off some paint and metal each time you do it.. for even MORE weight...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 05-26-2012, 07:46 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 2,166
Posted By DanMac

Find the most insanely large rear sprocket you can for your bike.

Enjoy your free win. =)
Forum: Face plant 05-25-2012, 02:34 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 4,366
Posted By DanMac

Welcome to the club of finger trauma!!

(My pic!)

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Forum: Old's Cool 05-18-2012, 08:45 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 4,472
Posted By DanMac

1. Check your float levels. If its off idle may be running lean due to difficulty getting gas through the jet.
2. If float levels are correct, check your pilot(idle) jets. If they are clean check...
Forum: Equipment 05-17-2012, 11:24 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 3,439
Posted By DanMac

What? You are being absurd man. For so many reasons. "Its raining out... better take off my gloves and get my hand super wet, the glove full of water, and take even MORE time trying to get them back...
Forum: The Garage 05-12-2012, 09:30 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,334
Posted By DanMac

Heh, I realized I didn't put the orings on my new chain until about a thousands miles were spent on it. I have a new master link coming in along with some other stuff, i'm not worried. Chain is...
Forum: Face plant 05-10-2012, 02:47 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 8,854
Posted By DanMac

Could of been worse :) My buddy told me how he actually broke an ex 250 at the MSF course when he took it. He is a somewhat arrogant guy and pleaded with the instructors to let him ride the course on...
Forum: Face plant 05-04-2012, 04:11 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 7,505
Posted By DanMac

Wow just wow.. the cop isn't even in trouble over this. He fucking *killed* someone and nothing happens to him.

Fuck. This. Stupid. Country.
Forum: Old's Cool 05-04-2012, 01:12 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 3,213
Posted By DanMac

82 XS400J(Maxim). Its a 5 speed, 400CC p-twin motor with DOHC. About 45hp or so. Vibrations are SO SO. My hands don't go numb, nothing goes numb, but they are always there. Its buzziest between...
Forum: Equipment 05-02-2012, 03:51 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 2,513
Posted By DanMac
No it doesn't. At all. Cops give 0 shits about...

No it doesn't. At all. Cops give 0 shits about whatever 'evidence' you have. If they pull you over you can have God himself come down and say 'He didn't do it!' and it doesn't matter. They can give...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 05-02-2012, 11:05 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,101
Posted By DanMac

Easy enough.

Head straight north from America(where I love). Hit Canada, keep going north. Hit magnetic north pole, spin the bike in a quick circle, head home.

There ya go. :)
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 05-01-2012, 02:41 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 2,932
Posted By DanMac

I'll stand while riding, primarily on the freeway when traffic is slow as fuck and I want to see why or when its super hot out and I need to air things out. :D That being said.. I don't ever do it...
Forum: Thumpers 04-27-2012, 03:39 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,224
Posted By DanMac

Maybe the valves??
Forum: Hacks 04-01-2012, 08:27 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,789
Posted By DanMac

No idea on what I can say to help.. but congrats to you for creating something so cool! :clap
Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 03-31-2012, 11:52 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 520
Posted By DanMac

Not 100% sure on a good hotel.. but if you like older movies in a cool theater check out The Loft. Depending on the night they have some cool shows :)

Whatever you do, at least go through...
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