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Forum: Thumpers 12-11-2013, 07:06 AM
Replies: 194
Views: 35,202
Posted By eastbay
DR650 Starter beyond brushes and squealing

My 2007 has been getting harder and harder to start, and has always squealed like a pig. Finally it quit starting altogether accompanied by solenoid clicks. Battery tested and checked out fine.
I...
Forum: Thumpers 12-29-2010, 11:07 AM
Replies: 97,181
Views: 18,387,478
Posted By eastbay
Long distance two up abuse

So can a DR650 haul 2 people with luggage from California to Canada and down to the Yucatan without melting down, blowing up, or spewing required parts- assuming that proper maintenance is performed?...
Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 05-13-2009, 07:13 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 677
Posted By eastbay
I do have the Akra slip ons, and Map 2 loaded. I...

I do have the Akra slip ons, and Map 2 loaded. I sync'd the throttle bodies myself (wound up with both screws all the way in- is that normal?)

It idles a bit low right now when warm- about 900...
Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 05-12-2009, 09:06 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 677
Posted By eastbay
Bay Area Aprilia tuner?

Recently bought a 2007 Tuono- great bike, but I think it could use a little tuning to help with a bit of small throttle opening surge.

Anyone know the best Aprilia/Axone tuner around? Scuderia?...
Forum: Equipment 05-02-2009, 09:43 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 3,409
Posted By eastbay
I've had an Innova Solar II (exact thing no...

I've had an Innova Solar II (exact thing no longer available apparently, but many equivalents), bought from these guys:

http://www.theboatpeople.com/index.html

They are really nice people and a...
Forum: Thumpers 10-06-2008, 08:10 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 507
Posted By eastbay
Isn't that off a '52 Studabaker?

Isn't that off a '52 Studabaker?
Forum: Thumpers 09-29-2008, 08:34 PM
Replies: 97,181
Views: 18,387,478
Posted By eastbay
pm sent

well, I did
Forum: Thumpers 09-28-2008, 10:21 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 649
Posted By eastbay
Agreed. Side cover back on, top of box to be cut....

Agreed. Side cover back on, top of box to be cut.

Nice to have it running right- now I want to see what my gas mileage will be. It runs strong- it sounds kind of like a four barrel suckin when you...
Forum: Thumpers 09-28-2008, 07:53 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 649
Posted By eastbay
Thanks!

I took it apart again and found what I believe was a mistake- I had installed the little tiny washer that came with the jet kit beneath the circlip (e clip?) instead of above the circlip, between the...
Forum: Thumpers 09-28-2008, 01:09 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 649
Posted By eastbay
DR 650 Carb help!

So I just bought a 2007 DR 650 w/1500 miles, and I wanted a bit more power.

I got the Moose Racing (Dynojet) kit and installed it, with the 160 main and needle in 4th groove as suggested. I also...
Forum: Latin America 07-22-2008, 04:36 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 8,207
Posted By eastbay
Hey gageezer How did this work out?

I'd like to ride an older thumper down to the Yucatan and get Mexico plates for it and leave it there. I was doing some searches and saw this thread- can you let me know what you learned??

thanks
Forum: Beasts 07-15-2007, 01:04 AM
Replies: 110
Views: 15,059
Posted By eastbay
Soon as they bolt that new Rotax motor in.

Soon as they bolt that new Rotax motor in.
Forum: Equipment 10-17-2006, 10:53 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 481
Posted By eastbay
Wolfman Attaboy!

:clap Lost a plastic fastex type buckle over the weekend from my Wolfman saddlebags (my own fault- fell off the end of the strap).
E mailed a request for a new one.
Eric called today and said a set...
Forum: Beasts 05-25-2006, 11:06 AM
Replies: 5,794
Views: 1,440,835
Posted By eastbay
Calling Mr. EagleFeather

EagleFeather,
What handguards are those? They look way better than my mouse ear stock ones!
Thanks, and sorry for the hijack
Forum: Canada 08-14-2005, 10:07 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 816
Posted By eastbay
Route Advice Sought X Country Northern Rt

Alright so I'm leaving Thursday (assuming all goes as planned) for Cape Cod from Oakland. I was thinking I might head north through Yellowstone then up into Canada and north of the Great Lakes.
Good...
Forum: Equipment 05-09-2005, 12:32 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 439
Posted By eastbay
Ship bike Florida-Yucatan?

Since that ferry is a definite maybe, what about shipping a bike from Florida to Progresso or somewhere, making for a nice loop--- California - East Coast, ship bike, resume ride, loop back to...
Forum: Equipment 04-14-2005, 02:41 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 731
Posted By eastbay
My system now consists of a Roady2 and a Samsung...

My system now consists of a Roady2 and a Samsung 1 gig MP3 player, that has built in an FM receiver, line in, and mini-USB.

When on the bike the Roady broadcasts to the FM receiver in the Samsung...
Forum: Beasts 01-26-2005, 07:36 AM
Replies: 5,794
Views: 1,440,835
Posted By eastbay
Hey Scorch, I don't get you, man. No offence...

Hey Scorch,

I don't get you, man. No offence intended, and I appreciate your efforts on this thread, but on another thread you have basically taken a very anti-Tiger stance. Are you some kinda...
Forum: Beasts 01-22-2005, 11:22 PM
Replies: 54
Views: 4,974
Posted By eastbay
C'mon Scorch!

There IS NO exploding Tiger engine problem- no more than any other make. Haven't I heard of KTM's dying early deaths? I haven't actually heard of any Beemers but I havent looked. I sure have heard...
Forum: Layin' down tracks 01-13-2005, 09:26 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 2,180
Posted By eastbay
I can't believe how bad the Garmin mapping...

I can't believe how bad the Garmin mapping software is. They keep coming out with super cool hardware, but the map guys are blowing it bad. Don't know whassup wid dat.

I use the Topo!, now...
Forum: Beasts 01-06-2005, 01:29 PM
Replies: 5,794
Views: 1,440,835
Posted By eastbay
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v224/eastbay/Goi...

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v224/eastbay/Goindowntheroad.jpg
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v224/eastbay/LunchSanLucas.jpg
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v224/eastbay/Tigger.jpg
Forum: Equipment 01-05-2005, 11:08 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 895
Posted By eastbay
Hey Snapper- you want to buy the Anakee in the...

Hey Snapper- you want to buy the Anakee in the top photo? Barely broken in by your standards!
Forum: Equipment 01-05-2005, 07:08 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 895
Posted By eastbay
Now you tell me. Brand new one already on the...

Now you tell me. Brand new one already on the rim. What's wrong with it?

The one thing I noticed about Anakees is consistent with my own past findings about Michelins- there seems to be a...
Forum: Equipment 01-04-2005, 04:00 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 895
Posted By eastbay
----fixed----- You're right, I have decided...

----fixed-----

You're right, I have decided to get new ones, I was looking for comments on other users experiences and perhaps photos of what their tires look like at the end of their lives just...
Forum: Equipment 01-04-2005, 02:52 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 895
Posted By eastbay
Anakees at EOUL?

End of useful life?

I have been sliding a bit lately and attributed it to the wet, cold roads but then also took at look at my rear tire. It seems to be cupped and worn at the shoulder. Look like...
Forum: Equipment 01-04-2005, 11:01 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 601
Posted By eastbay
Bridgestone Battle Wings

I tried a search. It came up empty. Has anyone seen or heard anything of these?

http://www.bridgestone.de/articles.asp?ID=74441

(donning nomex suit in expectation for getting flamed for daring...
Forum: Road warriors 12-31-2004, 10:09 AM
Replies: 86
Views: 14,214
Posted By eastbay
Lot of juice for the clamage at 59 otd bran...

Lot of juice for the clamage at 59 otd bran spankin.

They get rave reviews. Versatile track day/commuter/hooligan.

They look a little funny and man, those colored case caps got to go.
Forum: Road warriors 12-31-2004, 08:00 AM
Replies: 86
Views: 14,214
Posted By eastbay
No one said that money makes any difference, and...

No one said that money makes any difference, and I regret bringing up anything so crass, but rumour has it that there are or were leftover brand new z1000's to be had in the Bay Area for 5900 OTD!!!...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 12-09-2004, 12:41 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,526
Posted By eastbay
Alert Alert thread hijack

What'd they say? How did you guys stack up against the overpowering Tiger?
Forum: Orange Crush 12-02-2004, 05:27 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 833
Posted By eastbay
Get out the flamethrowers.....

Since you were all so helpful I thought I'd let you know what happened.

I test rode a 950, thinking that I would love is as much as everyone else and have to have one, and it is a great bike.
...
Forum: Orange Crush 11-30-2004, 09:06 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 833
Posted By eastbay
Uh oh.......... My wife is not going to like...

Uh oh..........

My wife is not going to like you at all.


:thumb Thanks!
Forum: Orange Crush 11-30-2004, 11:23 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 833
Posted By eastbay
49 State 950?

Does anyone know if all 950's sold in the USA are California certified, as some vehicles are, or if there are different 49 state and California models?

TIA

PS Please don't tell my wife I'm...
Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 11-04-2004, 11:55 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,449
Posted By eastbay
This sounds like a great idea. Do we get flaming...

This sounds like a great idea. Do we get flaming shots too? I prefer to be sh++tcaked when navigating the Bay Bridge late at night. :wink:
Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 10-29-2004, 01:01 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 2,194
Posted By eastbay
I did this solo in February and it was great---...

I did this solo in February and it was great--- although not hot/beach weather it was warm. I too saw the whales, although I saw them off Guerrero Negro, and it was a life changing experience. If I...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 08-24-2004, 01:07 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 513
Posted By eastbay
Moto fizkal question

So let's say that I'm going for a motorcycle weekend. I have a top box and saddlebags, but don't need them both for just two nights out.

Given choice, and assuming equal weights, am I better off...
Forum: Regional forums 01-21-2004, 09:27 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,076
Posted By eastbay
"I will be in Puerto vallarta in Feb...maybe we...

"I will be in Puerto vallarta in Feb...maybe we can hook up and ride..."- Wattner (I know there's a way to highlight quotes, but I don't have time to figure it out right now. I should be working)
...
Forum: Regional forums 01-21-2004, 09:22 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,076
Posted By eastbay
"Anyhow, if your interested in those roads I can...

"Anyhow, if your interested in those roads I can look em up let me know." -Joe

That would be great, Joe! Thanks, that's just what I'm looking for. I intend to start out from here in the Bay Area...
Forum: Regional forums 01-16-2004, 11:38 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,076
Posted By eastbay
Cocoliso- Thanks! Great photos. Any advice for...

Cocoliso- Thanks! Great photos. Any advice for where, and when, to cross the border, to minimize standing in line? Middle of the night, 6 am, busy border or outpost?
Forum: Equipment 01-10-2004, 11:48 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 807
Posted By eastbay
Thanks for the responses. I do use a bike cover...

Thanks for the responses. I do use a bike cover every day for that reason- it occurred to me that if there was a miracle fabric that couldn't be cut with a knife you could make a real cool bike...
Forum: Regional forums 01-10-2004, 12:45 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,076
Posted By eastbay
Mazatlan via Baja or Mainland?

I'll be riding to southern Mexico (Oaxaca at least) in February and would appreciate some advice- should I go down Baja to La Paz and take the ferry over, or go to Nogales and down the mainland side?...
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