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Forum: Americas 02-02-2015, 07:19 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 451
Posted By Outwardbound
Familiar with Rifle, Colorado ?

I plan to begin a loop of the Heart of the West Tour next Summer from Rifle. Does anyone familiar w the area have any idea of whom (or where) I could approach about parking my car/trailer for about...
Forum: Moto Bellissima: All Other Dualsports 01-24-2015, 09:01 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,803
Posted By Outwardbound
What they really need in today's market is an...

What they really need in today's market is an updated Quota.
Forum: Thumpers 12-29-2014, 01:42 PM
Replies: 105,409
Views: 20,934,636
Posted By Outwardbound
Advice I will take. Blue it is.

Advice I will take. Blue it is.
Forum: Thumpers 12-29-2014, 12:06 PM
Replies: 105,409
Views: 20,934,636
Posted By Outwardbound
Neutral safety switch screws

For those who have safetied theirs... Rather than safety wire, would red locktite be as effective ? Certainly is easier.
Anyone out there locktite-ed theirs ?
Forum: Layin' down tracks 12-26-2014, 08:31 AM
Replies: 11,830
Views: 1,459,211
Posted By Outwardbound
Thanks for the great reply. I appreciate it !

Thanks for the great reply. I appreciate it !
Forum: Layin' down tracks 12-25-2014, 09:19 PM
Replies: 11,830
Views: 1,459,211
Posted By Outwardbound
Montana noob questions

Santa brought me a new Montana. Naturally it's completely different than my old Zumo.....so..... it brings me to a few setup questions.

1. I plan on riding the Heart of the West tour from tracks...
Forum: Thumpers 12-22-2014, 10:20 PM
Replies: 8,433
Views: 2,378,475
Posted By Outwardbound
Here's how it went on my old Triumph Spitfire: ...

Here's how it went on my old Triumph Spitfire:
After inserting the appropriate feeler gage, open the rocker screw up till the valve starts clicking. That's too loose: now slowly tighten it down till...
Forum: Thumpers 12-22-2014, 10:09 PM
Replies: 105,409
Views: 20,934,636
Posted By Outwardbound
Just today installed the rear shock (front work...

Just today installed the rear shock (front work tomorrow). While replacing the rear I removed the swingarm to re-grease the bearings; which were fine (apparently this bike's never seen rain). To...
Forum: Thumpers 12-22-2014, 06:52 PM
Replies: 63
Views: 3,462
Posted By Outwardbound
word !

word !
Forum: Equipment 11-28-2014, 11:31 AM
Replies: 77
Views: 6,501
Posted By Outwardbound
Try an Uber Bivy. Made of funky Tyvek; seems...

Try an Uber Bivy. Made of funky Tyvek; seems cheesey...but wow, is it good. I had NO moisture problems on COLD damp raining nights. It's a water-vapor permeable material which is surprisingly...
Forum: Equipment 11-27-2014, 10:09 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 517
Posted By Outwardbound
Yep. Exactly ! Thanks for the assist. Happy...

Yep. Exactly ! Thanks for the assist.
Happy Thanksgiving.
Forum: Equipment 11-27-2014, 01:35 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 517
Posted By Outwardbound
electrical component help, please

While doing routine maintenance on my ST1300, I found a fuze which I'd never seen before. It had a lead attached to the plastic "head" of the fuze with a wire and a female, shielded connector spade....
Forum: Ride reports 11-12-2014, 06:17 PM
Replies: 134
Views: 21,339
Posted By Outwardbound
PHENOMENAL. Simply the best !

PHENOMENAL. Simply the best !
Forum: Ride reports 10-22-2014, 08:45 AM
Replies: 375
Views: 49,640
Posted By Outwardbound
Laugh How did that Versahaul work out ? Was the...

How did that Versahaul work out ? Was the handling of the truck adversely affected ? D'you remember the aprox weight of your "gravel-runner" ?

The picture got me thinking.......
Forum: Thumpers 08-22-2014, 07:59 PM
Replies: 2,011
Views: 285,470
Posted By Outwardbound
To all who shared their knowledge thanks ! I...

To all who shared their knowledge thanks ! I pulled the carb and it was, as expected, full of green varnish. No daylight to be seen through the pilot jet. Soaked the carb in carb cleaner, cleared...
Forum: The Garage 08-22-2014, 11:08 AM
Replies: 1,469
Sticky: Note to self:
Views: 332,629
Posted By Outwardbound
Note to self.... When you are a member of...

Note to self....

When you are a member of an undergraduate study group along with a brilliant coed..
never do the aforementioned coed's sister

Nope...that don't end well....
Forum: Thumpers 08-19-2014, 07:11 PM
Replies: 2,011
Views: 285,470
Posted By Outwardbound
OK carburetor gurus..... A little help here if...

OK carburetor gurus..... A little help here if you will.

The bike starts on the choke ("enricher'). Runs fine above 3k rpm. Stalls at idle. Restart and the symptoms repeat. The bike's been in...
Forum: Equipment 08-11-2014, 08:34 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,371
Posted By Outwardbound
I have the vinyl Day-Long on my Versys. It's...

I have the vinyl Day-Long on my Versys. It's REALLY comfortable, but I tend to slip forward toward the tank under braking. Something grippier may be in order.
Forum: Equipment 08-11-2014, 08:24 AM
Replies: 67
Views: 9,481
Posted By Outwardbound
I,too answered the beta test call. I'm a former...

I,too answered the beta test call. I'm a former Navy pilot who ran the Operational Test and Evaluation program on a 2.5 billion dollar aircraft purchase program (the T-45 TS). I have experience with...
Forum: Road warriors 07-29-2014, 10:00 PM
Replies: 2,152
Views: 292,456
Posted By Outwardbound
You DO understand that you CAN'T say that without...

You DO understand that you CAN'T say that without links to pix and a ride report.

Do Tell !
Forum: Road warriors 07-16-2014, 10:15 PM
Replies: 233
Views: 35,496
Posted By Outwardbound
The ST1300 heat management issue is well...

The ST1300 heat management issue is well discussed in the ST Owners forum. I solved mine by two simple fixes:
1) a small rubber seal around the seat-tank interface, and
2) Removing the left inner...
Forum: Thumpers 07-13-2014, 08:17 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 3,348
Posted By Outwardbound
Great light weight adventure bike ! A few things...

Great light weight adventure bike ! A few things you'll want to consider

Skid plate. Be advised that unless you line it w rubber (or bed liner spray) it will reflect an alarming amount of...
Forum: Road warriors 06-18-2014, 12:01 PM
Replies: 62
Views: 4,737
Posted By Outwardbound
Mine was the same way about 4 years ago. Outgrew...

Mine was the same way about 4 years ago. Outgrew her starter bike, and her needs became more focused. She bought a used Honda Silverwing; 600cc's, two cylinders, engine attached to the frame, not the...
Forum: Thumpers 06-11-2014, 09:30 PM
Replies: 8,433
Views: 2,378,475
Posted By Outwardbound
Coop's still here ! Now riding a wr250r, but...

Coop's still here !
Now riding a wr250r, but still a minimalist. In fact, planning a Heart of the West trip w Blimpman after I retire. I'd try to be in for a SE Mich DS ride, but it would be a...
Forum: Central – From Da Nort Woods to the Plane States 04-02-2014, 08:40 PM
Replies: 11,806
Views: 959,469
Posted By Outwardbound
Does anyone know of a "Trans Michigan Trail" type...

Does anyone know of a "Trans Michigan Trail" type network ? I'm not looking for gnarly singletrack, but rather dirt/gravel roads. I guess I'm too lazy to go through all 600 posts to which the...
Forum: Racing 03-16-2014, 09:36 PM
Replies: 2,885
Views: 242,444
Posted By Outwardbound
They'll never do that.....then it would be like...

They'll never do that.....then it would be like Indycar.....
Forum: Road warriors 03-13-2014, 02:51 PM
Replies: 73
Views: 6,337
Posted By Outwardbound
For most of us the heat problem (yes it is a real...

For most of us the heat problem (yes it is a real issue) is resolved via a number of methods. On the ST Owners forum look up "heat" in the ST1300 Tech sub-forum.

Here's what I did
...
Forum: Thumpers 02-28-2014, 10:05 PM
Replies: 147
Views: 8,533
Posted By Outwardbound
Yeah...but which oil should you use in it....... ...

Yeah...but which oil should you use in it.......

:hide
Forum: Trip Planning 02-23-2014, 09:23 PM
Replies: 260
Views: 78,193
Posted By Outwardbound
We were single tracking in South East Ohio with...

We were single tracking in South East Ohio with about 5 other riders. Though I didn't know it at the time, this is Sasquatch country: dozens of sightings have been reported in that exact area.

We...
Forum: Ride reports 02-01-2014, 10:05 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 5,005
Posted By Outwardbound
Bravo ! What editing software did you use ? ...

Bravo !
What editing software did you use ?
I'm impressed !
Forum: Thumpers 01-30-2014, 09:31 PM
Replies: 276
Views: 51,556
Posted By Outwardbound
WR250 Adv : ...

WR250 Adv :

http://i57.photobucket.com/albums/g221/Jdcooperclan/050.jpg (http://s57.photobucket.com/user/Jdcooperclan/media/050.jpg.html)
Tank, seat, Wolfman bag racks
Set up for long haulin'.
Forum: Layin' down tracks 01-22-2014, 04:49 AM
Replies: 162
Views: 30,663
Posted By Outwardbound
OK Osmand-istas: a question... As the Wx has...

OK Osmand-istas: a question...

As the Wx has been so cold I've been using Osmand tracks in my car for practice (tracks made up on Mapsource, saved as gpx, then loaded into Osmand).

The...
Forum: Racing 01-08-2014, 08:23 AM
Replies: 12,230
Views: 878,596
Posted By Outwardbound
Not if he's French

Not if he's French
Forum: Equipment 01-06-2014, 07:10 AM
Replies: 96
Views: 7,014
Posted By Outwardbound
I've had two comfortable Corbins (VX800 and...

I've had two comfortable Corbins (VX800 and ST1300) and one torture chamber (KLR flat).

I recommend you try one for at least an hour or two before you commit. They're too big of an expenditure...
Forum: Some Assembly Required 01-01-2014, 09:16 PM
Replies: 89
Views: 31,240
Posted By Outwardbound
Hondo Do you think the KLX's subframe would...

Hondo

Do you think the KLX's subframe would support a set of wolfman racks and maybe 30 (total) pounds of gear ?

Thinking of building one for Heart of The West ride next year.

You still on...
Forum: Some Assembly Required 01-01-2014, 09:06 PM
Replies: 109
Views: 32,977
Posted By Outwardbound
Where ?

Where ?
Forum: Layin' down tracks 12-25-2013, 04:33 PM
Replies: 162
Views: 30,663
Posted By Outwardbound
You da man !

You da man !
Forum: Layin' down tracks 12-25-2013, 03:16 PM
Replies: 162
Views: 30,663
Posted By Outwardbound
Alright..... So I've loaded OSMAND+ into my...

Alright.....
So I've loaded OSMAND+ into my Nexus. Works like a champ.
I take a route I created in Mapsource and save it as a .gpx file, then email it to myself as an attachment.

How do I open...
Forum: Layin' down tracks 12-23-2013, 10:55 AM
Replies: 162
Views: 30,663
Posted By Outwardbound
Hard wired or internal battery ? I'm...

Hard wired or internal battery ?

I'm thinking of attaching mine to the top of a tankbag, giving it some degree of vibration isolation and the ability to transfer between several bikes.
Forum: Layin' down tracks 12-23-2013, 10:54 AM
Replies: 162
Views: 30,663
Posted By Outwardbound
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