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Forum: The Rockies It's all downhill from here... 09-09-2014, 11:37 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 392
Posted By Echo1
I'm in Kalispell waiting for weather to improve...

I'm in Kalispell waiting for weather to improve to start CDR. Went to West Glacier today and Going To The Sun was closed @ 29 mile mark due to snow.

Weather supposed to clear & warm up by...
Forum: Road warriors 06-13-2014, 09:44 PM
Replies: 186
Views: 13,020
Posted By Echo1
Rokon! :lol3 ...

Rokon! :lol3

http://astraone.com/wp-content/uploads/rokon-trail-breaker-rokon-trailbreaker-motorcycles-26302.jpg
Forum: Thumpers 07-08-2013, 08:54 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,290
Posted By Echo1
Molly: Nice descriptive post. Sounds like your...

Molly: Nice descriptive post. Sounds like your clutch friction plates bit the dust. I imagine you were using your clutch quite a bit in the sand and it overheated then damaged the plates.

From...
Forum: Beasts 07-04-2013, 10:16 PM
Replies: 127
Views: 13,619
Posted By Echo1
The wee is a great bike but if you're not happy...

The wee is a great bike but if you're not happy with it and willing to take the depreciation hit, perhaps a KLR would work for you.

Los Angeles has a fleet of KLRs emergency responders use to get...
Forum: Beasts 06-29-2013, 01:13 PM
Replies: 127
Views: 13,619
Posted By Echo1
Have you ridden your wee without the bags? I...

Have you ridden your wee without the bags? I think those adventure bags are too big. If you like the bike without the bags, sell 'em and go with a tail trunk or bag to haul your gear.
Forum: Thumpers 03-27-2013, 07:30 AM
Replies: 364
Views: 24,824
Posted By Echo1
... except on Tuesday. Fizbin! :lol3

... except on Tuesday. Fizbin! :lol3
Forum: Thumpers 03-24-2013, 07:23 PM
Replies: 364
Views: 24,824
Posted By Echo1
:lol3 Good one. It's a Mad, Mad, Mad, Mad World...

:lol3 Good one. It's a Mad, Mad, Mad, Mad World is a classic!
Forum: Thumpers 03-24-2013, 07:19 PM
Replies: 364
Views: 24,824
Posted By Echo1
I think Baldy is right about setting up thumper...

I think Baldy is right about setting up thumper subforums for at least for the four Japanese, BMW/KTM/Euro brands, and also keep the general discussion. It seems like virtually all the big/mega...
Forum: The Rockies It's all downhill from here... 03-18-2013, 11:12 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 536
Posted By Echo1
You mean the yellow Porsche Rally Car or the...

You mean the yellow Porsche Rally Car or the black elevator shaft bldg? :lol3

If any of you Rugged Individualists decide to go in for a closer look let us know. If we don't hear back from you in...
Forum: The Rockies It's all downhill from here... 03-18-2013, 11:06 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 536
Posted By Echo1
Nice... any pics? I've always liked airheads and...

Nice... any pics? I've always liked airheads and had an R80RT for many years.
Forum: The Rockies It's all downhill from here... 03-16-2013, 08:38 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 536
Posted By Echo1
Palomas Gap Ride, Friday March 15th

Yesterday was a great day - perfect weather in the 80s, so I decided to ride Palomas Gap near T or C, NM. I started in Las Cruces on old hwy 85 and cut across to Rincon then backtracked on I-25 to...
Forum: Equipment 03-08-2013, 06:47 PM
Replies: 158
Views: 31,768
Posted By Echo1
Thanks for the review. I look forward to your...

Thanks for the review. I look forward to your follow-up posts.

I'm not sure what that fabric is in the above pic. Bottom of bag protection? Is it stitched into the bag? Potential leak source?
...
Forum: Thumpers 02-26-2013, 12:11 PM
Replies: 94
Views: 5,383
Posted By Echo1
Earth to OP... Over? ADVrider is filled...

Earth to OP... Over?

ADVrider is filled with a bunch of can-do people. We've taken your 5 bike options and narrowed them down to 20 in no time. :lol3

Nice post BTW. It's clear to me you have...
Forum: The Rockies It's all downhill from here... 02-25-2013, 11:08 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 2,020
Posted By Echo1
I rode the WRT round trip counterclockwise from...

I rode the WRT round trip counterclockwise from the 313/Mineral Bottom trail head on my Super Sherpa and used 1.5g gas. It was 107 miles including a stop at the visitors center on the way out (71.3...
Forum: Equipment 02-24-2013, 09:32 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 3,771
Posted By Echo1
Nelson Rigg has some new adventure drybags that...

Nelson Rigg has some new adventure drybags that are a lower cost option. Since they're new I haven't seen any reviews yet. They come in 3 colors and have a lifetime warranty.

The medium (39 liter)...
Forum: Thumpers 12-29-2012, 01:09 PM
Replies: 98,536
Views: 18,774,953
Posted By Echo1
This is logical but I'm not sure it's true. The...

This is logical but I'm not sure it's true. The warranty probably only covers the cost to repair up to the value of the bike.

A couple years ago a DR owner posted (on Thumpertalk) his bike blew...
Forum: Thumpers 11-30-2012, 09:30 PM
Replies: 470
Views: 34,812
Posted By Echo1
I think the info you have is wrong. Here are some...

I think the info you have is wrong. Here are some MCN dyno tested rear wheel HP specs from the 2012 edition of the MCN performance index:

'10 KTM 690 Enduro R, 46HP

'08 KLR650, 36HP

'07...
Forum: Thumpers 11-28-2012, 07:22 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 2,845
Posted By Echo1
Cool. I'm pretty sure that's the Christini...

Cool.

I'm pretty sure that's the Christini AWD 450 military version:

http://www.christini.com/news/christini-awd-high-ground-gear-present-militarized-awd-450
Forum: Beasts 11-05-2012, 07:24 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 9,512
Posted By Echo1
Checkout this video of a 950SE and Wee offroad: ...

Checkout this video of a 950SE and Wee offroad:

<iframe src="http://www.youtube.com/embed/dscPtpWMY1I?feature=player_detailpage" allowfullscreen="" frameborder="0" height="360"...
Forum: Ride reports 11-05-2012, 06:38 PM
Replies: 179
Views: 19,293
Posted By Echo1
For lack of a better suggestion, you may want to...

For lack of a better suggestion, you may want to try Dona Ana Cycle Salvage in Las Cruces. I think he has mainly older stuff but you never know...

http://www.dacyclesalvage.com/
Forum: Thumpers 10-28-2012, 10:17 PM
Replies: 8,408
Views: 1,991,707
Posted By Echo1
Grand Staircase - Escalante. Descending the Kelly...

Grand Staircase - Escalante. Descending the Kelly Grade, in southern Utah:

http://i51.photobucket.com/albums/f391/cmipics/GrandStaircase.jpg
Forum: The Rockies It's all downhill from here... 10-12-2012, 10:36 PM
Replies: 65
Views: 4,866
Posted By Echo1
I'm beginning to think an interstate compact...

I'm beginning to think an interstate compact covering motorcycle equipment is a myth. I checked the Vehicle Safety Equipment Compact and there are only 17 states in it. NM & TX are not in it....
Forum: The Rockies It's all downhill from here... 10-09-2012, 10:32 PM
Replies: 65
Views: 4,866
Posted By Echo1
Where is this interstate compact? I checked and...

Where is this interstate compact? I checked and didn't see anything related. I did see the Driver License Compact between 45 states. One Driver, One License, One Record... not vehicles. Did wiki...
Forum: The Rockies It's all downhill from here... 10-09-2012, 10:27 PM
Replies: 65
Views: 4,866
Posted By Echo1
#4 is a NHTSA (Federal) regulation. I don't see...

#4 is a NHTSA (Federal) regulation. I don't see how CO can usurp a Federal reg unless it is for model years before the reg went into effect. But I think those model years would be last century around...
Forum: The Rockies It's all downhill from here... 10-09-2012, 07:36 PM
Replies: 65
Views: 4,866
Posted By Echo1
Let's face it - ranger/law enforcement confusion...

Let's face it - ranger/law enforcement confusion about on/off road bikes stems from plated dirt bikes. Just because a bike is plated doesn't make it street legal. A modified dualsport may not be...
Forum: Road warriors 10-05-2012, 06:27 PM
Replies: 5,556
Views: 1,054,920
Posted By Echo1
I didn't so I looked again and I didn't. Then I...

I didn't so I looked again and I didn't. Then I noticed the tall windscreen. Good eye there dduelin.

Larryboy - if you're smaller than Haystack Calhoun, you'll get better than 47MPG... :lol3
...
Forum: Road warriors 10-04-2012, 09:45 AM
Replies: 5,556
Views: 1,054,920
Posted By Echo1
The most recent issue of Cycle World (November...

The most recent issue of Cycle World (November 2012) has a test article on the NC700X. They also have sidebars on the engine & DCT and, of course, editor comments. It's a pretty good issue well...
Forum: Road warriors 09-18-2012, 07:32 AM
Replies: 5,556
Views: 1,054,920
Posted By Echo1
Thank you beemerphile for providing such good...

Thank you beemerphile for providing such good info in this thread. Ease of maintenance is pretty important to me.

Next question: Anybody know about the Cycle World Adventure Challenge for the...
Forum: Road warriors 09-16-2012, 07:18 PM
Replies: 5,556
Views: 1,054,920
Posted By Echo1
I really like the looks of the NC700X. It's power...

I really like the looks of the NC700X. It's power curve reminds me of my old but not forgotten R80RT.

Regarding maintenance, it looks like it may be easier for an owner to maintain compared to...
Forum: Thumpers 09-10-2012, 11:48 AM
Replies: 62
Views: 35,570
Posted By Echo1
Except the new XT250 is fuel injected now too....

Except the new XT250 is fuel injected now too. AFAIK, the only new 250 class dualsport with a carb is the KLX250S.

JerryH has a valid point about fuel injection reliability. The WRR is the first...
Forum: Road warriors 09-04-2012, 07:30 PM
Replies: 58
Views: 10,037
Posted By Echo1
The new Ninja 300 is now up on Kawasaki's...

The new Ninja 300 is now up on Kawasaki's Canadian website:

http://www.kawasaki.ca/model/STREET-TOURING/1518/Ninja-300 (http://www.kawasaki.ca/model/STREET-TOURING/1519/Ninja-300-ABS)

It's...
Forum: The Rockies It's all downhill from here... 08-30-2012, 08:46 PM
Replies: 376
Views: 28,978
Posted By Echo1
Good info here. But I was riding my R80RT when...

Good info here. But I was riding my R80RT when the front brake locked up. It didn't have handguards or anything else that interfered with the brake lever full range of motion.
Forum: The Rockies It's all downhill from here... 08-30-2012, 11:52 AM
Replies: 376
Views: 28,978
Posted By Echo1
Nice to hear this issue was finally resolved the...

Nice to hear this issue was finally resolved the way it should of been in the first place. I think this dealership lacks integrity.

Regarding the front brake lever issue on your GS - a few years...
Forum: The Rockies It's all downhill from here... 08-28-2012, 10:13 PM
Replies: 77
Views: 8,394
Posted By Echo1
Hay... Those bikers also invade NM! A few...

Hay... Those bikers also invade NM!

A few years ago, I made a mistake and spent a month in Farmington one night. :lol3 Apparently the straight pipe harley crowd had an all night contest to see...
Forum: Beasts 07-12-2012, 07:31 AM
Replies: 94
Views: 19,863
Posted By Echo1
I noticed Motorcycle-USA finally did the...

I noticed Motorcycle-USA finally did the comparison in their 2012 Adventure Touring Shootout. They compared the 2012 Wee-Strom, 2012 BMW 650 Sertao, and 2012 KLR650. No surprise the Wee-Strom won....
Forum: Tejas and the Gulf States 06-21-2012, 01:20 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 2,693
Posted By Echo1
I visited the hill country last month. It's very...

I visited the hill country last month. It's very scenic with wildflowers and places with water flowing through limestone riverbeds. All roads in this area are nice. My favorite roads were 71 from...
Forum: Equipment 06-14-2012, 08:18 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 907
Posted By Echo1
I've had a Kaito KA1101 World Band digital radio...

I've had a Kaito KA1101 World Band digital radio for ~7 years. It has very good FM reception & internal speaker. The speaker is so good I rarely use headphones. AM reception is just ok. Although SW...
Forum: The Rockies It's all downhill from here... 06-10-2012, 09:23 PM
Replies: 91
Views: 5,960
Posted By Echo1
I find your report factually incomplete. In my...

I find your report factually incomplete. In my mind, you need to answer the most important question - is the cop hot? :lol3

I have a dick so I'm in the ~50th percentile of the population who...
Forum: The Rockies It's all downhill from here... 05-25-2012, 07:39 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 530
Posted By Echo1
I rode through Cloudcroft last week on my way to...

I rode through Cloudcroft last week on my way to the Texas hill country. I was expecting to see dry conditions in Cloudcroft but it was very green and all the streams were flowing water. Side note:...
Forum: The Rockies It's all downhill from here... 05-13-2012, 10:21 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 2,576
Posted By Echo1
A lowlife KLR rider wearing a KLIM Adventure...

A lowlife KLR rider wearing a KLIM Adventure suit? It was probably stolen or counterfeit.

Just the other day an uppity KLR rider had the gall to wave while I was on my KTM. Luckily, I was able to...
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