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Forum: Thumpers 12-16-2014, 02:32 AM
Replies: 1,483
Views: 295,613
Posted By rickypanecatyl
Wow!! That is good!! 70+ mpg :eek1

Wow!! That is good!! 70+ mpg :eek1
Forum: Thumpers 12-14-2014, 06:31 PM
Replies: 1,483
Views: 295,613
Posted By rickypanecatyl
Wow JMo! The guardian of mediocrity speaks out...

Wow JMo! The guardian of mediocrity speaks out giving a voice to "...and besides... 60mph is just as fun as 70 anyways!" :rofl
Forum: GPS 101 - Which GPS For Me 12-03-2014, 04:56 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 560
Posted By rickypanecatyl
I believe it is 4.4.4.0 that I just installed.

I believe it is 4.4.4.0 that I just installed.
Forum: GPS 101 - Which GPS For Me 12-03-2014, 03:28 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 560
Posted By rickypanecatyl
Newest Basecamp can't view maps from GPS?

After many annoying prompts I just downloaded the latest Basecamp version on my PC laptop. Now when I plug my Garmin Oregon 650 into the PC I can't see the local Indonesian maps that are loaded on...
Forum: Thumpers 10-20-2014, 12:51 PM
Replies: 302
Views: 44,636
Posted By rickypanecatyl
Even with massive exaggeration I wouldn't be...

Even with massive exaggeration I wouldn't be surprised if DEVGRU's "Q" allowance for "fun toys" is 100X the average soldier.

...and of course thinking what one could buy/make for 100X the cost...
Forum: Thumpers 10-20-2014, 03:20 AM
Replies: 302
Views: 44,636
Posted By rickypanecatyl
Actually I think I may have just found a sizeable...

Actually I think I may have just found a sizeable market for my "miniscule niche!"

I was at a JSOC (Joint Special Operations Command) training event last month. I'm not military but have some SF...
Forum: Thumpers 10-20-2014, 02:42 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 880
Posted By rickypanecatyl
I was just reading thru several of your indexed...

I was just reading thru several of your indexed sites - great information there!
Unfortunately if I ship it from Australia I need to pay 270% import tax! :eek1
Forum: Thumpers 10-20-2014, 02:25 AM
Replies: 206
Views: 41,023
Posted By rickypanecatyl
They wont work properly - its pretty complex to...

They wont work properly - its pretty complex to get the intensity in the right places down the beams path.
LED's are brighter & impressive BUT that doesn't necessarily mean the rider can SEE better...
Forum: Thumpers 10-20-2014, 01:57 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 880
Posted By rickypanecatyl
el capitan that's a great deal on the front end -...

el capitan that's a great deal on the front end - net price a $195? Wow!
Was it pretty straightforward putting the Husaberg triple clamp on the Suzuki?
Forum: Thumpers 10-19-2014, 02:22 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 880
Posted By rickypanecatyl
Pimping a DR650 - How awesome can you go?

I'm curious what kind of suspension upgrades, engine upgrades can be done to the DR650 if you were really going all out? I'd really like to see an improvement in off road performance without hurting...
Forum: Thumpers 10-16-2014, 05:13 PM
Replies: 1,483
Views: 295,613
Posted By rickypanecatyl
Does a modular chassis make it significantly...

Does a modular chassis make it significantly easier to do engine swaps/accommodate a wider variety of shapes and sizes?
Forum: Thumpers 10-14-2014, 05:52 AM
Replies: 1,483
Views: 295,613
Posted By rickypanecatyl
I appreciate your response Jenny! The hilighted...

I appreciate your response Jenny! The hilighted section of your response is perhaps where I stand alone... or close to it! Though I wouldn't be willing to pay 8,000 GBP for this bike with a narrow...
Forum: Thumpers 10-14-2014, 04:41 AM
Replies: 1,483
Views: 295,613
Posted By rickypanecatyl
My point was the BMW 450 engine is a "hard...

My point was the BMW 450 engine is a "hard enduro" engine just like the EXC.
I don't think the BMW's engine was anymore reliable than the EXC.

IF all CCM did to make the BMW engine more reliable...
Forum: Thumpers 10-14-2014, 04:32 AM
Replies: 1,483
Views: 295,613
Posted By rickypanecatyl
How about we listen to the people who've ridden...

How about we listen to the people who've ridden the bike and say the 5 speed gearbox is too narrow and the bikes major downfall?

All do respect Jenny we were communicating with Austin a year and a...
Forum: Thumpers 10-10-2014, 04:32 AM
Replies: 1,483
Views: 295,613
Posted By rickypanecatyl
Interesting video.... It seems like Austin has...

Interesting video.... It seems like Austin has decided to NOT make their own W-I-D-E 6 speed transmission that he seemed open to tackling earlier if there was enough interest.

His comments on...
Forum: GPS 101 - Which GPS For Me 10-10-2014, 02:36 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 571
Posted By rickypanecatyl
I liked this first video... of course for all I...

I liked this first video... of course for all I know it was put out by Garmin and there were several Oregons used in the shooting of it. (Every see how many James Bond CR250R's were lined up for the...
Forum: GPS 101 - Which GPS For Me 10-10-2014, 01:39 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 571
Posted By rickypanecatyl
So it appears it does use GLONASS as well... I...

So it appears it does use GLONASS as well... I keep reading good things about it but none of those reviews come from bikers. Here was a mini review on REI comparing the Oregon to the Montana.
Forum: GPS 101 - Which GPS For Me 10-10-2014, 01:16 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 571
Posted By rickypanecatyl
Does the Oregon have GLONASS? Anyone use it on their bike?

I apologize for all my recent GPS questions - doing some shopping and trying to catch up!

After getting several PM's from several different Eric Snowden's I've decided to go with a GPS that does...
Forum: Thumpers 10-09-2014, 01:33 PM
Replies: 11,906
Views: 2,568,173
Posted By rickypanecatyl
It reminds me a bit of radio stations... when I...

It reminds me a bit of radio stations... when I was a kid in Seattle all of us cool, hip, young high school kids listened to KISW/KZOK. I misunderstood and thought those radio stations catered to...
Forum: Thumpers 10-08-2014, 02:04 PM
Replies: 11,906
Views: 2,568,173
Posted By rickypanecatyl
I was going say something like that but I...

I was going say something like that but I accidently posted my post before I got there! :lol3
I remember reading in one of the magazine tests between the WRR, the KLX and the CRF230, surprisingly...
Forum: Thumpers 10-08-2014, 01:58 PM
Replies: 11,906
Views: 2,568,173
Posted By rickypanecatyl
Great post Mark! I absolutely agree - the...

Great post Mark! I absolutely agree - the biggest issues are the customers trying/hoping the manufactures will build it for a dollar less!
Reminds me of a time my mom came to visit me about 15...
Forum: Equipment 10-08-2014, 01:36 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,745
Posted By rickypanecatyl
I think the issue for me is I ride about 15...

I think the issue for me is I ride about 15 minutes to work and do tons of 5-20 minute long errands during the day.

Frog togs may breathe better than a proper rain suit and you have a valid...
Forum: Thumpers 10-08-2014, 01:24 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 3,636
Posted By rickypanecatyl
That looks sweet! The link was just to adapters...

That looks sweet! The link was just to adapters to use CR forks on the CRF. What did you do to the rear end?
Forum: GPS 101 - Which GPS For Me 10-08-2014, 07:12 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 535
Posted By rickypanecatyl
I found a site on Amazon selling new Colorado's -...

I found a site on Amazon selling new Colorado's - any thoughts on them versus the 62 & Montana?

I have some type of horrible "body issue" making it impossible for me to wear flip flops and...
Forum: GPS 101 - Which GPS For Me 10-08-2014, 07:08 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 535
Posted By rickypanecatyl
Wow! I didn't know that - great news! Can I get...

Wow! I didn't know that - great news! Can I get them back some how? I used to have OSMand+ and had several saved "favorites." It starting have some kind of issues and would shut down often when...
Forum: GPS 101 - Which GPS For Me 10-08-2014, 06:11 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 959
Posted By rickypanecatyl
I haven't use one but the issue I wonder about...

I haven't use one but the issue I wonder about is, "Do you guys using the 78 find your hand blocks your view of the screen when pushing the buttons?"

I know that may sound like a stupid question...
Forum: Thumpers 10-08-2014, 06:03 AM
Replies: 44
Views: 3,636
Posted By rickypanecatyl
On the aspect of spending time with your 14 year...

On the aspect of spending time with your 14 year old son, keeping up and riding with him first off kudos to you!! You sound like a good dad!

Question makes me think of going for a run with a...
Forum: Thumpers 10-08-2014, 05:31 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,877
Posted By rickypanecatyl
You are correct... I MEANT to say, 2 stroke EXC's...

You are correct... I MEANT to say, 2 stroke EXC's - but of course I didn't! :lol3:lol3
Forum: Vendors 10-08-2014, 05:26 AM
Replies: 212
Views: 63,367
Posted By rickypanecatyl
Excellent news Ian - I'm excited about that! ...

Excellent news Ian - I'm excited about that!

Will it be possible to get this kit along with (2) extra generic mounting bracket sets? I have bikes "stashed" on different parts of the planet and...
Forum: Equipment 10-08-2014, 05:17 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,745
Posted By rickypanecatyl
Thanks for the leads! That BMW suit looks...

Thanks for the leads! That BMW suit looks promising.

I will say I bought some frog togs and they don't work in REAL rain. At 60mph, Malaysian style downpour, no fairing you've got max 60...
Forum: GPS 101 - Which GPS For Me 10-08-2014, 05:07 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 535
Posted By rickypanecatyl
Best backup GPS?

Recently in another thread I shared a story where in a dangerously unstable fighting area I had a Garmin 62s, 60CSx fail on me as well as OSMand+ freezing up, not working till I removed it at which...
Forum: Thumpers 10-07-2014, 11:54 AM
Replies: 11,906
Views: 2,568,173
Posted By rickypanecatyl
I think on it depends on what aspect you want to...

I think on it depends on what aspect you want to move up in.

The CRF250 is a step backwards from the 230 off road. Though for your size you'd fit
better on the 250.
Forum: Thumpers 10-06-2014, 02:03 PM
Replies: 11,906
Views: 2,568,173
Posted By rickypanecatyl
Yeah I was just noticing that - I think the 250...

Yeah I was just noticing that - I think the 250 is definitely taller than the KLX 450!
Forum: Thumpers 10-06-2014, 02:01 PM
Replies: 11,906
Views: 2,568,173
Posted By rickypanecatyl
Thanks guys - it was the red kill switch - I...

Thanks guys - it was the red kill switch - I should have known something was up with it as a few times in the past couple weeks it hasn't killed the bike when I hit it!
Forum: Thumpers 10-06-2014, 04:41 AM
Replies: 11,906
Views: 2,568,173
Posted By rickypanecatyl
Speaking of my mechanical incompetence and little...

Speaking of my mechanical incompetence and little problems...

I can't get my starter to work at the moment though my battery is full.

Absolutely nothing happens when I press the starter bottom...
Forum: GPS 101 - Which GPS For Me 10-06-2014, 03:00 AM
Replies: 69
Views: 8,912
Posted By rickypanecatyl
Excellent review! Thanks for sharing it!

Excellent review! Thanks for sharing it!
Forum: Thumpers 10-06-2014, 02:45 AM
Replies: 11,906
Views: 2,568,173
Posted By rickypanecatyl
I'm so desperate now I'd be willing to pay - ...

I'm so desperate now I'd be willing to pay -

$8,000 for a new KLX 250
$14,000 for a new KLX 450 (street legal here with all the gear)

and spend a few thousand more dollars to put the 250...
Forum: Thumpers 10-06-2014, 02:28 AM
Replies: 11,906
Views: 2,568,173
Posted By rickypanecatyl
Wrestling with what to replace the KLX with?

I want a new bike.

Absolutely no complaints what so ever on the old bike - +/- 135,000KM on the 351cc big bore and well over 200,000 KM total.

But it is becoming increasingly a "tinkerers" bike...
Forum: Thumpers 10-06-2014, 01:48 AM
Replies: 11,906
Views: 2,568,173
Posted By rickypanecatyl
I missed something here! Did you put a 351 in...

I missed something here! Did you put a 351 in the SXV frame? I'd be super interested how difficult that was and what it's like riding now...
Forum: Thumpers 10-05-2014, 01:04 PM
Replies: 11,906
Views: 2,568,173
Posted By rickypanecatyl
Comparing the KLX to my KTM690 - the 690 has a...

Comparing the KLX to my KTM690 - the 690 has a mapping switch under the seat with different settings one of which is a low power/bad traction setting.

Back in the mountains of Colorado along with...
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