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Forum: Thumpers 11-08-2014, 11:41 PM
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Posted By pullmanDave
Full season on the Heidenau K60s

I know there are lots of folks interested in the choices we get to make with the equipment for the G650GS. After the first season on my 2013 GS using the stock tires, I switched to the K60 Scouts -...
Forum: Thumpers 08-16-2014, 07:15 PM
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Views: 518,870
Posted By pullmanDave
I just rolled past 10,000 on my 2013 GS. I have...

I just rolled past 10,000 on my 2013 GS. I have the the 38 liter Touratech panniers, plus an unspecified weight spare tire which makes my pants hard to snap. And probably affects my mileage.
I...
Forum: Thumpers 05-11-2014, 04:05 PM
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Views: 518,870
Posted By pullmanDave
Installing the AltRider skidplate

My goal this summer is to explore more of the unpaved roads of Washington, Idaho and BC, so last weekend I had the Heidenau K60 Scouts installed. This week I added the AltRider Skidplate...
Forum: Thumpers 05-10-2014, 01:31 AM
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Views: 518,870
Posted By pullmanDave
Removing tab on GS body panel

https://lh4.googleusercontent.com/-nF5eRd5Pc0I/U23TR61vE3I/AAAAAAAAFK8/_9hp32ZKZeQ/s640/IMAG0788.jpg

If I remember correctly, I just used a very small flathead screwdriver and eased one of the...
Forum: Thumpers 04-10-2014, 11:58 PM
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Views: 518,870
Posted By pullmanDave
I chose the Altrider crash bars too. Here is...

I chose the Altrider crash bars too.
Here is the post I did when I was installing.
http://www.advrider.com/forums/showthread.php?p=22408527#post22408527

Aside from being beefy and perfectly...
Forum: Thumpers 04-10-2014, 11:48 PM
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Views: 518,870
Posted By pullmanDave
Camping setup

For Mosey, and I suppose many others who are in the Spring scheming mode - where to go, how to pack, etc - here are some details from an 11 day, 2500 mile trip I made last summer from Washington...
Forum: Thumpers 03-24-2014, 07:27 PM
Replies: 4,256
Views: 518,870
Posted By pullmanDave
You have some of the nicest photos I have seen....

You have some of the nicest photos I have seen. Very inspiring. I always get anxious for a big ride in the Spring but now I'm really excited. I may need to read a photography book or something.
Dave
Forum: Thumpers 03-07-2014, 12:10 AM
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Views: 518,870
Posted By pullmanDave
Wow. You are one patient dude. Planning 2+ years...

Wow. You are one patient dude. Planning 2+ years in advance, that would take more patience than I could muster. That puts a lot of pressure on the trip to be awesome.

Wouldn't riding around...
Forum: Thumpers 12-14-2013, 10:36 PM
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Views: 518,870
Posted By pullmanDave
Luggage options - I've used both

I'll put in a vote for the Touratech gear. Fits great, works great. High quality. Lots of ways to attach dry bags and stuff on top. Pictured is Bear Glacier near Stewart, BC from my 2500 mile trip...
Forum: Thumpers 10-26-2013, 07:56 PM
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Posted By pullmanDave
Miles & MPGs

In Eastern Washington, today may have been the final really good riding day. A beautiful sunny day - but it is supposed to get really cold by Monday. ...
Forum: Thumpers 09-25-2013, 12:30 AM
Replies: 4,256
Views: 518,870
Posted By pullmanDave
Engine Guards

I had been looking at engine guards anyway, but a recent accident in my family (backing into a parked motorcycle and tipping it over - cha-ching $1500 insurance claim) and the $800 cost for just one...
Forum: Thumpers 09-01-2013, 11:31 PM
Replies: 4,256
Views: 518,870
Posted By pullmanDave
screen choices

It makes sense that there area lots of questions / posts about getting just the right screen. There are plenty of variables, so what works great for one person might not be right for others. I opted...
Forum: Thumpers 08-14-2013, 11:56 PM
Replies: 4,256
Views: 518,870
Posted By pullmanDave
Putting the bike to work

The main reason I bought the G650GS in April this year was for my long planned loop through BC to Stewart/Hyder and back along the coast via BC Ferry and across Vancouver Island. ...
Forum: Thumpers 07-24-2013, 03:49 PM
Replies: 4,256
Views: 518,870
Posted By pullmanDave
Touratech panniers and gas mileage info

I went with the 38L size. They are certainly big, not not too big. Swollows a briefcase on my daily commute and allowed me to thoroughly over pack for this trip.
The bike now has a fat ass, maybe...
Forum: Thumpers 07-23-2013, 08:26 PM
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Views: 518,870
Posted By pullmanDave
Yellow G650GS on the Yellowhead Highway

First big road trip (11 days) on my 2013 GS. Just reached Stewart, BC and Hyder Alaska today, and some cool roadside glaciers.
...
Forum: Thumpers 04-17-2013, 01:25 AM
Replies: 8,722
Views: 1,485,522
Posted By pullmanDave
re: windshield

I have the Givi 620 and like it a lot. Especially on days when riding a few hundred miles - or when certain bugs are hatching....
Forum: Thumpers 04-09-2013, 11:10 PM
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Views: 1,485,522
Posted By pullmanDave
TU250X For Sale

I've enjoyed this thread (the whole thing) all the way from wishing I had a bike though a purchase decision, sprocket upgrades, and advice of all kinds on everything from air pressure, new tires, to...
Forum: Pacific Northwet - Where it's green. And wet. 04-05-2013, 12:32 AM
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Views: 848,154
Posted By pullmanDave
Bulldozer in the sky

I came around a curve last weekend and a Cat was up above the horizon. Anyone been down this Eastern Washington road?...
Forum: Thumpers 03-06-2013, 08:02 PM
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Posted By pullmanDave
That is a really nice looking modification. With...

That is a really nice looking modification. With more fender and knobby tires, what kind of terrain are you planning on riding in/on?

Dave
Forum: Thumpers 02-14-2013, 12:07 AM
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Posted By pullmanDave
PNW riders

OK, now I'm anxious for spring. I'm on the Eastern side of the Cascades in WA, and we are having a really mild February. Mid 40's today and dry. But if I so much as look at my TU for a few minutes,...
Forum: Ride reports 02-10-2013, 10:31 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,908
Posted By pullmanDave
re: Tent type?

Thanks for the info. I'll check it out. I'm not sure why tent manufacturer's insist on under-labeling their tents. I travel with a two-man tent when I travel alone that has two vestibules, but yours...
Forum: Ride reports 02-10-2013, 09:47 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,908
Posted By pullmanDave
Tent type?

What is the model of the tent you are using? It looks quite large while set up.

thanks,

Dave
Forum: Thumpers 12-05-2012, 10:41 PM
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Posted By pullmanDave
Riding season is over - and the bike is stored in...

Riding season is over - and the bike is stored in the back corner of the garage. The snowblower is moved to the front. Our winters in Eastern Washington are usually done by mid-March. They dump a...
Forum: Thumpers 10-19-2012, 11:07 AM
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Views: 1,485,522
Posted By pullmanDave
Did you consider starting with a used bike? I...

Did you consider starting with a used bike? I can't imagine taking a brand new bike and making a bobber out of it. Seems like a better project for something out of the scrap yard. My TU has a...
Forum: Thumpers 09-16-2012, 12:31 PM
Replies: 8,722
Views: 1,485,522
Posted By pullmanDave
I've been using a Giving A620 for about a year....

I've been using a Giving A620 for about a year. Bought it at http://www.compacc.com for $134.

For longer riding days, it is really nice.

Dave
Forum: Day Trippin' 09-06-2012, 12:38 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 2,736
Posted By pullmanDave
The pad is 20" wide. I may just need a sleeping...

The pad is 20" wide. I may just need a sleeping bag with a pad sleeve to keep every thing lined up. It certainly packs down small.

Regarding highway speeds on the TU, the saddlebags do add some...
Forum: Day Trippin' 09-01-2012, 09:07 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 2,736
Posted By pullmanDave
Eastern Oregon Loop

The TU was fine. Most of the miles were on empty mountain roads where 45mph is practical. No freeway miles on the 650 total. The only issue was weather - extreme heat for the final 60 miles. I guess...
Forum: Thumpers 08-26-2012, 10:18 PM
Replies: 8,165
Views: 2,246,692
Posted By pullmanDave
250 is fine (most of the time)

Once I get to my destination area, the TU250x is fine. From where I live, there are a lot of really nice places to ride that are 2-3 hours away. And I have my eyes on trips that are even a bit...
Forum: Day Trippin' 08-26-2012, 06:30 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 2,736
Posted By pullmanDave
re: Eastern Oregon loop

The stove is by Brunton, and has a piezo start. It was about $50 and nests inside a GSI Dualist, fuel too.

So small, no reason not to cook something.
Forum: Thumpers 08-26-2012, 05:08 PM
Replies: 8,722
Views: 1,485,522
Posted By pullmanDave
TU Camping

I put the full report over in the trip section:
http://www.advrider.com/forums/showthread.php?p=19449928#post19449928

This time I put a dry bag on the rack instead of my Dowco bag. I needed a...
Forum: Thumpers 08-26-2012, 12:58 PM
Replies: 8,165
Views: 2,246,692
Posted By pullmanDave
Eastern Oregon trip report

I finished a trip on my TU250x last weekend and posted a ride report here:
http://www.advrider.com/forums/showthread.php?p=19449928#post19449928

Chugging along on a fully loaded 250 is nice,...
Forum: Day Trippin' 08-26-2012, 12:54 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 2,736
Posted By pullmanDave
Eastern Oregon Loop

Here is a summary of my three day tour around Eastern Oregon starting in Pullman, WA, traveling south through Walla Walla, Pendleton into the Blue and Elkhorn Mountains to Ukiah and Baker City. The...
Forum: Thumpers 07-29-2012, 10:42 AM
Replies: 8,165
Views: 2,246,692
Posted By pullmanDave
Canada Tour

I've been posting over on the TU250 thread. This post is about a recent 700 mile tour.

http://www.advrider.com/forums/showpost.php?p=19163760&postcount=6824

My plan is to camp more to keep the...
Forum: Thumpers 07-19-2012, 12:56 AM
Replies: 8,722
Views: 1,485,522
Posted By pullmanDave
700 mile ride to Canada

After spending time this winter crafting a rear rack capable of holding my Dowco tailbag and a set of Givi cases, I finally got a decent long ride this week (Sunday, Monday, Tuesday).
Here is a...
Forum: Thumpers 06-30-2012, 04:23 PM
Replies: 8,722
Views: 1,485,522
Posted By pullmanDave
Safety first. Or perhaps a close second.

I'm pretty sure everyone here would give you the benefit of the doubt - as knowledgeable about beer as bikes.

Be safe.

Dave
Forum: Thumpers 06-29-2012, 10:06 PM
Replies: 8,722
Views: 1,485,522
Posted By pullmanDave
OK - now I'm confused...

A few posts ago you mentioned (and I agreed) that a GPS could be distracting. Yet you are able to mix drinking beer and riding? That makes no sense.

I am pretty proficient at drinking a beer...
Forum: Thumpers 06-26-2012, 11:49 PM
Replies: 8,722
Views: 1,485,522
Posted By pullmanDave
Gps

+1

I agree with NJ Brett. Pretty sure any instructor at a motorcycle training course would concur. Look down, go down. I think that is the oft repeated phrase. Pulling over and taking a look at a...
Forum: Thumpers 06-23-2012, 10:14 AM
Replies: 8,722
Views: 1,485,522
Posted By pullmanDave
Perfect first bike

Wanting/needing more power is a real issue out in the West. Many mountain passes have pullout areas for the truckers, with nice signage explaining exactly what is coming up on the road. Example:...
Forum: Thumpers 06-22-2012, 11:10 PM
Replies: 8,722
Views: 1,485,522
Posted By pullmanDave
unbalance tire follow-up

Thanks for the feedback on the unbalanced front tire problem I had. Because I live in a small town about 40 miles from a Suzuki dealership - or even a shop of any kind - I had to wait a few more...
Forum: Thumpers 06-16-2012, 12:54 PM
Replies: 8,722
Views: 1,485,522
Posted By pullmanDave
TU Christmas List

The engine guards look nice - I almost didn't even notice until I saw the list. A clock would be nice to have too.

Dave
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