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Forum: Thumpers 01-20-2015, 04:28 PM
Replies: 7,877
Views: 1,199,611
Posted By wdeTA
Short answer is yes, it is worth watching. Some...

Short answer is yes, it is worth watching. Some neat riding in locations most of us will never get to. Especially interesting, and possibly even astonishing, to the non adventure rider. If you have...
Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 12-20-2014, 01:17 PM
Replies: 5,412
Views: 961,053
Posted By wdeTA
That's what I'm looking for. Just a way to...

That's what I'm looking for. Just a way to replace my now 25 year old Transalp. It's great and still going strong, but it would be nice to get an updated version that fills exactly the same niche but...
Forum: Vendors 11-26-2014, 03:53 PM
Replies: 224
Views: 41,127
Posted By wdeTA
Jump Start Battery on a plane

I don't think I've seen this asked here, but may have missed it.

Does anyone know if the jump start batteries can be taken legally/safely on a plane?

Lithium batteries are explicitly called out...
Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 11-25-2014, 02:11 PM
Replies: 17,535
Views: 5,277,142
Posted By wdeTA
Jim Rowley RIP

Jim Rowley, a contributor to this thread, manufacturer of TA parts (M.A.P. Engineering, larger rotor adapter) and previous TA owner, has apparently passed away.
...
Forum: Equipment 11-23-2014, 03:23 PM
Replies: 2,833
Views: 235,529
Posted By wdeTA
$99.99 on Groupon ...

$99.99 on Groupon
http://www.groupon.com/deals/gg-garmin-virb-1080p-action-camera
Forum: The Rockies It's all downhill from here... 11-18-2014, 05:50 PM
Replies: 2,162
Views: 123,846
Posted By wdeTA
I've had friends do it unsupported in one day and...

I've had friends do it unsupported in one day and unsupported overnight and all said it was easier to do the one day rather than overnight since you don't have to carry as much. I've only done it...
Forum: Ride reports 11-04-2014, 01:51 PM
Replies: 197
Views: 31,247
Posted By wdeTA
Enjoyed your report. Thanks. A...

Enjoyed your report. Thanks.



A thought. Instead of burying your spare cables at the bottom of your pannier, and then trying to get them routed properly on the side of the road when the old...
Forum: The Rockies It's all downhill from here... 10-24-2014, 02:02 PM
Replies: 2,926
Views: 324,766
Posted By wdeTA
PM sent to see if any of them would be right for...

PM sent to see if any of them would be right for my Transalp.
Forum: Trip Planning 10-23-2014, 04:50 PM
Replies: 130
Views: 82,072
Posted By wdeTA
Proper place might be this thread The Campsite...

Proper place might be this thread
The Campsite List ...
http://advrider.com/forums/showthread.php?t=207976
Forum: The Rockies It's all downhill from here... 10-23-2014, 03:37 PM
Replies: 15,697
Views: 2,443,980
Posted By wdeTA
It's a very nice bike. Here it is next to a...

It's a very nice bike. Here it is next to a relatively standard Transalp

http://daleeva.smugmug.com/Motorcycle/Vintage-Motorcycle-Museum-13/i-Xn7Q6TG/0/M/VMM0213_72-M.jpg


FWIW, I've purchased...
Forum: Equipment 10-09-2014, 01:38 PM
Replies: 6,776
Views: 2,747,798
Posted By wdeTA
Single pole tents are relatively light and pack...

Single pole tents are relatively light and pack smallish, but do require good stake outs and setup when windy. I've seen/used both of these on remote river trips and they did well. Couple guys used...
Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 09-09-2014, 03:00 PM
Replies: 486
Views: 162,549
Posted By wdeTA
Glad you liked it. I really enjoyed working the...

Glad you liked it. I really enjoyed working the race and hope to do some more of them in the future. I had to go back and watch all the tour tracker coverage of the race when I got home because I...
Forum: The Rockies It's all downhill from here... 09-09-2014, 01:37 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 2,276
Posted By wdeTA
These are the two local ones I'm familiar with....

These are the two local ones I'm familiar with. I've never rented from either, but I've met and like the owners of both. Both mostly rent bigger ADV bikes with WDSMAs DR650s being the most dirt...
Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 09-09-2014, 01:19 PM
Replies: 486
Views: 162,549
Posted By wdeTA
2014 USA Pro Challenge

Not the best, but at least the most recent.

Got to work the USA Pro Challenge in Colorado as a Moto Marshal for the whole week.
...
Forum: The Rockies It's all downhill from here... 08-16-2014, 09:16 PM
Replies: 15,173
Views: 1,183,501
Posted By wdeTA
On the recommendations of a PT friend and a...

On the recommendations of a PT friend and a friend who has had knee problems for years, I went with Dr. Paul at Boulder orthopedics. So far I've only had one appointment, but he seemed very...
Forum: The Rockies It's all downhill from here... 08-14-2014, 02:07 PM
Replies: 15,173
Views: 1,183,501
Posted By wdeTA
I broke the 5th metacarpal in my right hand last...

I broke the 5th metacarpal in my right hand last fall and had surgery to pin it back together. I think the immobilization in the cast caused more issues than the break itself. Lost lots of muscle and...
Forum: The Rockies It's all downhill from here... 07-30-2014, 12:53 PM
Replies: 1,282
Views: 122,740
Posted By wdeTA
When I've flown with bikes in the past I just go...

When I've flown with bikes in the past I just go to a local bike store and get one of the shipping boxes they get bikes shipped to them in for free. They are a little bigger than the most travel...
Forum: The Rockies It's all downhill from here... 07-29-2014, 01:59 PM
Replies: 15,697
Views: 2,443,980
Posted By wdeTA
I am interested in the tubes - I think the KLR...

I am interested in the tubes - I think the KLR had the same size tires as my Transalp. PM on the way.
Forum: Vendors 07-25-2014, 01:19 PM
Replies: 1,953
Views: 272,906
Posted By wdeTA
2nd paragraph in the "Vendors Rules" thread (see...

2nd paragraph in the "Vendors Rules" thread (see very top of vendors thread)
http://advrider.com/forums/announcement.php?f=18&a=89

"In the Vendors forum, vendors may bring to the attention of ...
Forum: Vendors 07-15-2014, 01:30 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 7,005
Posted By wdeTA
There's lots of great riders in the Denver area...

There's lots of great riders in the Denver area who can probably post up a place, but you would be better off posting in the Rockies regional forum (if you haven't already). If nothing more...
Forum: Ride reports 07-09-2014, 02:17 PM
Replies: 2,080
Views: 551,508
Posted By wdeTA
I too tend to lurk so as not to clutter up great...

I too tend to lurk so as not to clutter up great ride reports, but know that your efforts are much appreciated. If you need more proof, just check your star rating (just shy of a full 5) and view...
Forum: Pics, pics, pics... 07-09-2014, 02:01 PM
Replies: 7,380
Views: 2,524,051
Posted By wdeTA
http://www.asciitohex.com/ But even when...

http://www.asciitohex.com/

But even when it's easy to decipher, you still probably don't want to know.
Forum: Alaska 07-07-2014, 01:26 PM
Replies: 67
Views: 7,647
Posted By wdeTA
Thanks for letting those of us far away know of...

Thanks for letting those of us far away know of Charlies passing.

It's been way too long since we last touched base, but my life was better for having met Charlie. He'll be missed.
Forum: The Rockies It's all downhill from here... 06-24-2014, 06:55 PM
Replies: 12,630
Views: 1,670,270
Posted By wdeTA
2011 ktm 350 sx-f - $5000

My neighbor's - feel free to contact me as well if you have questions and I can check with him:

http://boulder.craigslist.org/mcy/4510889372.html
2011 KTM 350 SX-F - $5000

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Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 06-19-2014, 02:17 PM
Replies: 17,535
Views: 5,277,142
Posted By wdeTA
Thermostat oring

If you take the thermostat housing apart I might suggest getting a new o-ring for it first. It's easily damaged if it happens to pop out of it's little groove during reassembly and gets squished....
Forum: Vendors 06-18-2014, 01:47 PM
Replies: 1,561
Views: 269,139
Posted By wdeTA
Thanks. I had checked the contacts page, but...

Thanks. I had checked the contacts page, but silly me didn't think to click on the names to see if there was more info available. I just saw the phone numbers only and moved on. I normally check...
Forum: Vendors 06-17-2014, 05:49 PM
Replies: 1,561
Views: 269,139
Posted By wdeTA
Transalp/Corbin

Didn't see an email contact on the website, so asking here first.

After 80K+ miles on my Transalp, the Corbin seat is definitely in need of replacement and yours looks like the best deal. Can your...
Forum: The Rockies It's all downhill from here... 05-26-2014, 01:44 PM
Replies: 15,697
Views: 2,443,980
Posted By wdeTA
FWIW (which isn't much coming from me) This...

FWIW (which isn't much coming from me)

This is certainly a valid question since he does essentially have a "pro" ebay store, but that store is all about bicycle products which these rims aren't....
Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 05-21-2014, 01:31 PM
Replies: 17,535
Views: 5,277,142
Posted By wdeTA
You should not get any fuel through the vacuum...

You should not get any fuel through the vacuum line. If you do there is something major wrong in the petcock. Since there is no Prime on the TA petcock, if my bike has sat for a long time and the...
Forum: The Rockies It's all downhill from here... 05-05-2014, 02:10 PM
Replies: 2,162
Views: 123,846
Posted By wdeTA
There have been a couple commercially available...

There have been a couple commercially available racks in the past, but they were very pricey and only for a few motorcycle models. Like Geek said it's fairly easy to make one yourself out of stuff...
Forum: Hacks 04-30-2014, 02:00 PM
Replies: 243
Views: 35,694
Posted By wdeTA
The video <a href="<iframe width=" 560"=""...

The video

<a href="<iframe width=" 560"="" height="315" src="//www.youtube.com/embed/SyDmU3n5YcU" frameborder="0" allowfullscreen=""><iframe src="//www.youtube.com/embed/SyDmU3n5YcU"...
Forum: Vendors 04-30-2014, 01:54 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 10,823
Posted By wdeTA
And voila, the finished product shows up in...

And voila, the finished product shows up in actual use in the vendors thread.

http://advrider.com/forums/showthread.php?t=974093
Forum: The Rockies It's all downhill from here... 04-15-2014, 02:03 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 775
Posted By wdeTA
Not my pic

Sent to me by an astro geek friend at Digital Globe. To replicate this success, you need an $8000 telescope, $4000 mount with auto-tracking, $2000 digital camera that mounts to the telescope, control...
Forum: The Rockies It's all downhill from here... 04-04-2014, 05:41 PM
Replies: 15,173
Views: 1,183,501
Posted By wdeTA
The Eagle County Regional Airport appears to have...

The Eagle County Regional Airport appears to have free parking up to 30 days.
http://www.flyvail.com/html/parking-transportation/parking.html
Forum: Vendors 04-02-2014, 01:06 PM
Replies: 521
Views: 83,896
Posted By wdeTA
Hey Mike, If you get playing with the TA...

Hey Mike,

If you get playing with the TA stand again, let me know, I had an idea for the fold down step on part that sorta worked, but I didn't really have the right material. BTW, mines been...
Forum: The Rockies It's all downhill from here... 04-02-2014, 01:01 PM
Replies: 2,926
Views: 324,766
Posted By wdeTA
PM sent on the KLR 250 parts.

PM sent on the KLR 250 parts.
Forum: The Rockies It's all downhill from here... 03-21-2014, 01:42 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 975
Posted By wdeTA
As a river runner, we've been dealing with this...

As a river runner, we've been dealing with this issue for many years. Almost all permitted rivers in the US have full pack-it-in, pack-it-out rules and there are numerous groover (from the original...
Forum: Canada 03-21-2014, 12:37 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,204
Posted By wdeTA
Thanks for the info aquadog, I now have your site...

Thanks for the info aquadog, I now have your site bookmarked. There's still many more rivers up there we'd like to do if/when the time and money work out. Rivers like the Mountain, Hess, Keele and...
Forum: Canada 03-19-2014, 04:51 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,204
Posted By wdeTA
Did eventually run the Firth

I totally forgot I put up this thread oh so many years ago until I just ran across it while cleaning up some other posts, so be forewarned I'm dredging up a very old thread.

Just in case anyone...
Forum: The Rockies It's all downhill from here... 03-05-2014, 05:01 PM
Replies: 2,162
Views: 123,846
Posted By wdeTA
10 Things Every Mountain Biker Should Have Done

10 Things Every Mountain Biker Should Have Done

http://vimeo.com/80735548

<iframe src="//player.vimeo.com/video/80735548" width="500" height="281" frameborder="0" webkitallowfullscreen...
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