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Forum: Thumpers 07-06-2013, 03:58 PM
Replies: 96,401
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Posted By elisdad
Thanks for the reply FlowBee. I do want to make...

Thanks for the reply FlowBee. I do want to make a version with folding pegs. I decided for now to move the bar a bit higher on the skidplate until I can make a second version with real pegs. I...
Forum: Thumpers 07-06-2013, 05:45 AM
Replies: 96,401
Views: 18,187,837
Posted By elisdad
You are correct, I never ride off road. Only the...

You are correct, I never ride off road. Only the occasional gravel road. I am not sure I am gonna keep this setup, just experimenting a little. I am taking off on a trip tomorrow and will have to...
Forum: Thumpers 07-06-2013, 04:10 AM
Replies: 96,401
Views: 18,187,837
Posted By elisdad
Cheapo Highway bar

Howdy Folks,

I was hoping to get opinions on the Highway Bar I made for the DR. It is 20" wide, each side is about 1.5" more narrow than the pegs. Does it seem like mounting the bar in the skid...
Forum: The Garage 08-30-2010, 08:37 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,506
Posted By elisdad
Eh? seating bead - Avon Distanzia 21" front

I got a new set of distanzias for my DR650. I was having some trouble with the front seating, so I bought some RU-Hyde Tire Lube. I mounted the rear with no issue, used the compressor, and heard...
Forum: Equipment 08-20-2010, 07:04 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 746
Posted By elisdad
Is it OK to mix tire speed ratings?

I am looking at putting a set of distanzias on my DR650. One of the sites that has a great price, has a T (118mph) rated rear but only an H (130mph) rated front. I don't plan on hitting either of...
Forum: Equipment 08-19-2010, 04:55 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 8,534
Posted By elisdad
I now have commuted six days in the suit. The...

I now have commuted six days in the suit. The venting is SO much better than my fieldsheer. It was raining on the last three legs of my commute, the hardest rain coming tonight. It wasn't crazy...
Forum: Equipment 08-15-2010, 12:55 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 8,534
Posted By elisdad
Oops. Corrected that.

Oops. Corrected that.
Forum: Equipment 08-15-2010, 12:51 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 8,534
Posted By elisdad
When I sized the suit, I wanted enough room to...

When I sized the suit, I wanted enough room to wear my Kanetsu electric vest. I tried it on this morning and it seems about perfect. I haven't tried it with a fleece on.
Forum: Equipment 08-15-2010, 12:49 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 8,534
Posted By elisdad
Waterproof zippers

All the zipped pockets (arm, chest, and thigh), the underarm vents, and back vent all have waterproof zips. It does seem that Aerostich keeps tweaking the suit.
Forum: Equipment 08-15-2010, 10:55 AM
Replies: 49
Views: 8,534
Posted By elisdad
Temps

I am in NC where the humidity is quite high. The temps in the last few days haven't been bad, mid to high 80's. I wear my fieldsheer all the time, no matter what temp. I moved here from Tucson, AZ...
Forum: Equipment 08-15-2010, 09:55 AM
Replies: 49
Views: 8,534
Posted By elisdad
More pics...

Right sleeve zip pocket. This one will carry my garage door opener and might be the "new" place for key and earplugs:

http://i605.photobucket.com/albums/tt131/elisdadster/aerostich/100_9347.jpg
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Forum: Equipment 08-15-2010, 09:50 AM
Replies: 49
Views: 8,534
Posted By elisdad
AeroStich 1 piece Roadcrafter - First Impressions - many pics.

I have wanted an Aerostich 1-piece Roadcrafter for several years and my Fieldsheer Highland Suit was on it's last leg. My Fieldsheer has served me well over the last 5 years, but after having the...
Forum: Face plant 08-05-2010, 03:59 AM
Replies: 96
Views: 9,822
Posted By elisdad
A few book / DVD recommendations

First off, I think you are doing the right thing, finding an empty lot and practicing. One of the things, I really recommend is getting a few books and dvds to help you practice the correct...
Forum: Equipment 07-29-2010, 02:41 AM
Replies: 56
Views: 4,256
Posted By elisdad
The one on the right

I just ordered "the one on the right" last week. I also wear a white helmet.
Forum: Thumpers 07-25-2010, 12:54 PM
Replies: 96,401
Views: 18,187,837
Posted By elisdad
Shimmed the needle, drilled the slide, pulled the snorkle

First off, I apologize for not taking any pictures. I wasn't really planning on doing so much to the DR today, but once I got going, I forgot about taking any pictures.

I had noticed some...
Forum: Equipment 07-22-2010, 03:41 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 2,673
Posted By elisdad
Wolfman Small Expedition

I have been very pleased with my Wolfman Small Expedition bag. Fantastic quality. The map pocket is quite small, but I can fit my GPS. I keep a cycleactive map holder on the bars for holding maps....
Forum: Equipment 06-14-2010, 03:13 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 6,821
Posted By elisdad
:lurk

:lurk
Forum: Thumpers 05-05-2010, 03:17 AM
Replies: 96,401
Views: 18,187,837
Posted By elisdad
I went to the part's place a grabbed a small box...

I went to the part's place a grabbed a small box of hose end caps. I don't believe there was one included with my tank.



I think those directions are probably somewhat generic and that would...
Forum: Equipment 05-03-2010, 04:10 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 3,282
Posted By elisdad
I have the expedition version. I used them last...

I have the expedition version. I used them last year on a 1200 mile trip on my DR650. The bags are great, wolfman makes great stuff. Here is a shot of the bags on my DR650 on the Blue Ridge Parkway....
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 04-24-2010, 04:58 AM
Replies: 879
Views: 38,378
Posted By elisdad
Good to meet the folks that met-up last night:...

Good to meet the folks that met-up last night: DutchOven, TimberWolf, and RCHSBD. We definitely need to do that more regularly.
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 04-23-2010, 04:54 AM
Replies: 879
Views: 38,378
Posted By elisdad
I am in. I'll be riding my white DR650 and...

I am in. I'll be riding my white DR650 and sportin' my super cool reflective vest :wink:
Forum: Equipment 04-20-2010, 02:26 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 2,419
Posted By elisdad
I haven't experienced that particular effect. ...

I haven't experienced that particular effect. Are you also wearing goggles? Goggles make me feel a bit claustrophobic on the street. On the street, I prefer a set of sunglasses. It provides...
Forum: Equipment 04-20-2010, 02:21 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 2,441
Posted By elisdad
Mr. Fisherman, I totally agree that you have...

Mr. Fisherman,

I totally agree that you have to ride defensively AND wear good protective gear. I think my next set of gear will be of hi-viz color. I currently wear a fieldsheer highland 1...
Forum: Equipment 04-15-2010, 08:38 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 2,488
Posted By elisdad
Proficient Motorcycling Article

I really like the Ken Condon Proficient Motorcycling columns. I also like the reviews. I think it is one of the better magazines.
Forum: Thumpers 04-14-2010, 04:13 PM
Replies: 96,401
Views: 18,187,837
Posted By elisdad
I believe this is sometimes indicative of...

I believe this is sometimes indicative of over-filling the oil.
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 04-13-2010, 04:06 AM
Replies: 879
Views: 38,378
Posted By elisdad
I just found this thread, I live in Kernersville....

I just found this thread, I live in Kernersville. Anyone up for another dinner/lunch?
Forum: Equipment 04-09-2010, 05:20 AM
Replies: 102
Views: 17,833
Posted By elisdad
I love seeing all the reflective tape ideas. ...

I love seeing all the reflective tape ideas.

Incendo, that helmet looks GREAT!
Forum: Equipment 04-07-2010, 04:40 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 2,441
Posted By elisdad
Thanks for all of the replies folks. I...

Thanks for all of the replies folks. I appreciate that I am not the only dork on here.
Forum: Equipment 04-06-2010, 08:52 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 2,441
Posted By elisdad
Reflective Vests - Do you wear one?

I admit it, I am a big dork. I have worn my yellow reflective vest for the last two years during commutes, trips, and weekend rides. All my buds like to make fun of me, but I don't care if folks...
Forum: Equipment 03-27-2010, 04:20 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 875
Posted By elisdad
I believe that I read most helmet companies...

I believe that I read most helmet companies recommend replacement after 5 years.
Forum: Hacks 06-25-2009, 04:51 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 824
Posted By elisdad
Carolina Euro

Congrats on the new bike.

I don't have a hack, but have had my Triumph serviced at Carolina Euro. Service rates are spendy, but they were professional and did a good job. It is a nice shop to...
Forum: Face plant 06-07-2009, 10:51 AM
Replies: 251
Views: 36,833
Posted By elisdad
Classic's Mom, I am truly touched by that article...

Classic's Mom, I am truly touched by that article and the fact you posted it. I can only hope that reading that article will inspire more folks to become organ donors.
Forum: Equipment 06-06-2009, 05:10 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,908
Posted By elisdad
Hey jefmad, what do you wear for pants?

Hey jefmad, what do you wear for pants?
Forum: Equipment 06-06-2009, 04:21 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,908
Posted By elisdad
Thanks for the reply nashopolis. I know...

Thanks for the reply nashopolis.

I know gear is all about compromise. I keep seeing perf'd leather jackets that I wouldn't mind having but I can't decide on what pants would be good to wear...
Forum: Equipment 06-06-2009, 03:07 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,908
Posted By elisdad
Summer time commute: Who wears leather?

I typically commute in my Fieldsheer Highland 1 Piece suit. I typically just deal with the heat, but recently I started eyeing the Olympia Stealth mesh suit. I have seen a lot of chatter on the...
Forum: Thumpers 05-24-2009, 11:30 AM
Replies: 96,401
Views: 18,187,837
Posted By elisdad
Thanks for the reply Gus. That is something that...

Thanks for the reply Gus. That is something that I forgot to mention...I have made sure to not overfill with oil on my last oil change.

Eric
Forum: Thumpers 05-24-2009, 11:08 AM
Replies: 96,401
Views: 18,187,837
Posted By elisdad
oil in airbox drain

Hi Everyone.

I have a question regarding my 2009 DR650 with 2100 miles on it. I have noticed that I am getting some oil in the airbox drain. This is not oil from the filter, I haven't recently...
Forum: Thumpers 05-13-2009, 08:06 PM
Replies: 96,401
Views: 18,187,837
Posted By elisdad
Thanks for the compliment. I do have a blog that...

Thanks for the compliment. I do have a blog that I have been documenting my experience with the DR on. I am amazed that anyone but me would look at it...haha.

The tires are the stock TrailWings. ...
Forum: Thumpers 05-13-2009, 07:33 PM
Replies: 96,401
Views: 18,187,837
Posted By elisdad
I took my DR over to the Smokey Mountains last...

I took my DR over to the Smokey Mountains last week. I really enjoyed getting to ride it on the roads there (US 129, Hwy 28, Cherohala, etc...). I usually take my 02 Triumph Sprint ST, but was pretty...
Forum: Layin' down tracks 05-03-2009, 07:22 AM
Replies: 1,187
Views: 164,744
Posted By elisdad
Nuvi Noobie: Garmin Roadtrip route into Nuvi 360

I am heading off on a trip to Smoky Mountains in a few days and my GPS V finally died. I am going to borrow the wife's Nuvi 360 and throw it in my tankbag. I used Garmin Roadtrip (I have a Mac) to...
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