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Forum: Thumpers 04-17-2015, 02:02 PM
Replies: 4,664
Views: 799,580
Posted By Blaise W
I've houled mine from sea level to the mountains...

I've houled mine from sea level to the mountains of WY and ID with no issues at all. Mine is powered up. Not to worry.
Forum: Americas 04-14-2015, 07:36 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 1,621
Posted By Blaise W
You guys have me a little worried. I'm doing a...

You guys have me a little worried. I'm doing a ride with my daughter and will be meeting her mid June in Great Falls, MT. Hoping to wander down thru Idaho, over into Colorado and Utah, to home in...
Forum: Americas 04-08-2015, 06:06 PM
Replies: 155
Views: 16,562
Posted By Blaise W
Guess that I got lucky when I bought Sam's tracks...

Guess that I got lucky when I bought Sam's tracks for the original, shortly before he did the re-route. I loved the original route, and completed all of it, and will ride it again in the near...
Forum: Thumpers 03-05-2015, 06:24 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 179
Posted By Blaise W
Aluminum Gas Cap for Safari?

Tusk makes a nice aluminum cap for the IMS tanks but I can't find one to fit the Safari tanks. Safari must use one of the major manufacturers for their thread pattern, but what is it? Anyone find...
Forum: Thumpers 02-28-2015, 07:51 PM
Replies: 4,664
Views: 799,580
Posted By Blaise W
Chris, from memory of previous threads, I think...

Chris, from memory of previous threads, I think the washers do wear thin over time, and eventually break up. The one in your pic looks very very thin! I'm still waiting on my engine freshen from...
Forum: Layin' down tracks 01-25-2015, 10:22 AM
Replies: 0
Views: 627
Posted By Blaise W
List Viewing Problem (all shown)

When I open a saved list, one exported to my Desktop, instead of seeing just the tracks and waypoints in that list, every single track and waypoint, etc. in My Collection, comes up. When I send the...
Forum: Thumpers 01-24-2015, 12:42 PM
Replies: 6,315
Views: 840,849
Posted By Blaise W
The old graphics came off long ago. I just heated...

The old graphics came off long ago. I just heated them slightly with a heat gun and they peeled right off. No damage to the plastic what so ever. Give it a try.
Forum: Thumpers 01-24-2015, 10:41 AM
Replies: 6,315
Views: 840,849
Posted By Blaise W
Tank Graphics

I have been wanting to put some graphics on my Terra tank similar to those on thee TE630, and after two fails at local graphics companies decided to hand cut some. They are on, and they came out...
Forum: Americas 01-24-2015, 08:40 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 599
Posted By Blaise W
I'm doing something similar, but earlier. Tucson...

I'm doing something similar, but earlier. Tucson to Great Falls and back during June. Will not plan on Bear Tooth but would love to visit Cody. Picking up my daughter in Great Falls so she can...
Forum: Thumpers 01-18-2015, 07:51 PM
Replies: 4,664
Views: 799,580
Posted By Blaise W
My bike is not available to look at now, but I...

My bike is not available to look at now, but I think the roller is on a stud that is welded into a hole in the frame. Looks like yours took part of the frame with it. I remember a thread on the 610...
Forum: Thumpers 01-18-2015, 06:51 PM
Replies: 4,664
Views: 799,580
Posted By Blaise W
Sounds like a voltage/battery problem. Try...

Sounds like a voltage/battery problem. Try installing a new one?
Forum: Thumpers 01-18-2015, 05:44 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 721
Posted By Blaise W
Check the thread here and at CafeHusky on the...

Check the thread here and at CafeHusky on the 650. Very good bikes but you will have a few things to do, the most difficult is the air cleaner mod if you ride in dusty conditions. You will need to...
Forum: Thumpers 12-22-2014, 03:24 PM
Replies: 4,664
Views: 799,580
Posted By Blaise W
9000 miles on mine and no problems yet. If I...

9000 miles on mine and no problems yet. If I need new radiators at some point I will probably go aftermarket. Fingers crossed that I have a good set from the factory.
Forum: Thumpers 12-17-2014, 05:22 PM
Replies: 84
Views: 6,989
Posted By Blaise W
I'm wondering if SWM will bring bikes back to the...

I'm wondering if SWM will bring bikes back to the USA; especially the 630. I have a couple of friends looking for them. Well, to be correct, one is looking and one thinks the 630 might have been...
Forum: Americas 12-14-2014, 09:05 PM
Replies: 66
Views: 7,320
Posted By Blaise W
Watch out for the wildlife! I was almost taken...

Watch out for the wildlife! I was almost taken out by a calf (hiding in some scrub and jumped off a slope right in front of me), an antelope and a deer. Lots of critters out there!

As stated,...
Forum: Americas 12-10-2014, 04:05 PM
Replies: 57
Views: 5,648
Posted By Blaise W
Reconsider east to west. You will start out with...

Reconsider east to west. You will start out with relatively easy riding, but scenic, and work up to the "good stuff" as you go. The other way around, the East may feel a bit too easy and there is...
Forum: Vendors 12-09-2014, 05:49 PM
Replies: 74
Views: 9,944
Posted By Blaise W
Just to expand a bit. The empty barrels could be...

Just to expand a bit. The empty barrels could be larger diameter internally than your regular hinges. Maybe 1/2' or larger, to make inserting the rod easier. Barrels heavy wall to resist getting...
Forum: Vendors 12-08-2014, 05:37 PM
Replies: 74
Views: 9,944
Posted By Blaise W
Neat ramp and a lot of thought obviously went...

Neat ramp and a lot of thought obviously went into it. I also need a wide ramp that will work with a travel trailer and right now I have to use two 8' ramps; one for the bike(s) and one for me to...
Forum: Americas 12-08-2014, 04:42 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 3,149
Posted By Blaise W
It would be nice if Sam would continue to make...

It would be nice if Sam would continue to make the UT and NV sections optional as they are some really good trail riding. However I understand if he can't do that for any number of reasons. The...
Forum: Americas 12-08-2014, 03:49 AM
Replies: 66
Views: 7,320
Posted By Blaise W
Under 300 pounds all up is optimistic! Three of...

Under 300 pounds all up is optimistic! Three of us did Mexico to Canada and back (31 days) this year and the first thing we did on our return was to weigh everything we carried and wore. Long story...
Forum: Equipment 11-22-2014, 07:15 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 2,778
Posted By Blaise W
I just plunked down for one of the new Touratech...

I just plunked down for one of the new Touratech Adventuro Carbon helmets in hopes that the quality, fit and weight will be worth the money. It was time for a new helmet anyway and this one "sounds"...
Forum: Americas 11-13-2014, 03:40 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 4,794
Posted By Blaise W
Although the Utah and Nevada sections were my...

Although the Utah and Nevada sections were my favorites, I think we need to trust Sam on the new route. And, Idaho is absolutely fantastic. Time for me to ride it again, maybe starting in New...
Forum: Thumpers 11-12-2014, 05:01 PM
Replies: 6,315
Views: 840,849
Posted By Blaise W
I have a D908RR on the rear and the Golden Tyre...

I have a D908RR on the rear and the Golden Tyre 216 on the front. Great combination and the 216 works really well, even on a heavy bike like the Terra. I didn't think it would hold up well to real...
Forum: Thumpers 10-22-2014, 03:42 PM
Replies: 4,664
Views: 799,580
Posted By Blaise W
OK, I'll give you a few minutes! Just kidding...

OK, I'll give you a few minutes! Just kidding but I almost bought a second not long ago. Buy it and spend a little time and a few dollars to do the things that need attention. Namely the sub-frame...
Forum: Thumpers 10-22-2014, 01:38 PM
Replies: 4,664
Views: 799,580
Posted By Blaise W
Jump on it, before I do!

Jump on it, before I do!
Forum: Thumpers 10-18-2014, 06:54 PM
Replies: 6,315
Views: 840,849
Posted By Blaise W
I believe it's a Euro requirement; parking light....

I believe it's a Euro requirement; parking light. Non functional in the US. Well, that's my best guess.
Forum: Thumpers 10-17-2014, 03:35 PM
Replies: 4,664
Views: 799,580
Posted By Blaise W
I still love my 630 and don't see replacing it...

I still love my 630 and don't see replacing it unless something better comes along. The Ktm690 sounds good but don't know how much oil it holds. Some serious riders are reading them so we will know...
Forum: Americas 10-03-2014, 04:56 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 633
Posted By Blaise W
XXX. Get the tracks from Sam, seriously. Support...

XXX. Get the tracks from Sam, seriously. Support the man who pioneered this route. The cost for his tracks is piddly compared to what you will spend on the trip.
Forum: Thumpers 10-02-2014, 04:18 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 942
Posted By Blaise W
The 310 is geared to hustle; there is always a...

The 310 is geared to hustle; there is always a "right" gear for what is ahead of your front wheel. On the WRR there is a big gap from second to third that can mean keeping it in second and wringing...
Forum: Thumpers 10-02-2014, 12:26 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 942
Posted By Blaise W
Oldenuf is right! I ran the spread sheets for...

Oldenuf is right! I ran the spread sheets for both my 310 and WR250R to do a comparison. Both bikes are geared 13/47. Stock on the 310 is 40 and most competition guys run 50 or so, just for...
Forum: Thumpers 10-01-2014, 05:40 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 942
Posted By Blaise W
I have both bikes; WRR and TE310. Different...

I have both bikes; WRR and TE310. Different kinds of riding. The WRR is a true dual sport and at home on pavement and the trail. The. 310 is a tool and has fantastic handling. I had the 310 taken...
Forum: Ride reports 09-24-2014, 01:27 PM
Replies: 90
Views: 16,547
Posted By Blaise W
Don, gotta fill up the talent tank before leaving...

Don, gotta fill up the talent tank before leaving home. Hate it when I forget to do that! Looking forward to the read.

Ken
Forum: Thumpers 09-23-2014, 07:52 PM
Replies: 6,315
Views: 840,849
Posted By Blaise W
Heidi K60 and D606 up front is good for 50/50 and...

Heidi K60 and D606 up front is good for 50/50 and more toward street use. Use a Dunlop 908RR on the back if you regularly get on the trail.
Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 09-22-2014, 08:01 AM
Replies: 6,085
Views: 362,899
Posted By Blaise W
Thanks guys! Think I will pack up the camper and...

Thanks guys! Think I will pack up the camper and bike and go ride there soon. So many roads, so little time....
Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 09-21-2014, 08:21 PM
Replies: 6,085
Views: 362,899
Posted By Blaise W
Black Canyon Riding Area

Can any of you Phoenix riders clue me in on the riding around Black Canyon. Passing by there on the way home to Tucson it looked like there would be some really good stuff nearby for dual sporting. ...
Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 09-21-2014, 08:16 PM
Replies: 136
Views: 12,688
Posted By Blaise W
Another just finding out about this. John and...

Another just finding out about this. John and Heidi, heal fast! Hope to see you in DV!
Forum: Thumpers 09-13-2014, 04:33 PM
Replies: 6,315
Views: 840,849
Posted By Blaise W
High Five, AZ is great, and enjoy that 12 mile...

High Five, AZ is great, and enjoy that 12 mile section of rocks near Long Lake! Piece of cake on the WRR but doable on the Terra. We were just thru there. :)
Forum: Thumpers 09-03-2014, 01:05 PM
Replies: 6,315
Views: 840,849
Posted By Blaise W
Quirky has it right. On anything other than...

Quirky has it right. On anything other than pavement you need some grip up front. Heavy bike makes the front wash out with the stock or similar tire. A Heidi K60 is a good compromise rear but I...
Forum: Thumpers 09-02-2014, 08:27 PM
Replies: 6,315
Views: 840,849
Posted By Blaise W
Wow, I missed that post! Guess my idea of the...

Wow, I missed that post! Guess my idea of the problem was completely wrong. I'll be doing the mod tomorrow as I have a long trip starting in a week and don't want this problem again! Thanks Hansi...
Forum: Thumpers 09-02-2014, 03:26 PM
Replies: 6,315
Views: 840,849
Posted By Blaise W
Riding, you are not the only one to have the gas...

Riding, you are not the only one to have the gas geyser problem. Next time I'm riding in high heat I intend to let the bike and gas cool before refilling. If the fill tube end is submerged and the...
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