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Forum: Thumpers 02-28-2010, 03:17 PM
Replies: 204
Views: 56,200
Posted By steve gs
Other than in the urban war zones I have been...

Other than in the urban war zones I have been very happy with my Suzuki DR250SE and 350SE's for touring. They are essentially the same bike other than engine internals and cylinder. I find the 250 to...
Forum: Road warriors 02-25-2010, 06:57 PM
Replies: 83
Views: 26,953
Posted By steve gs
I am just about to pull the trigger on the Guzzi...

I am just about to pull the trigger on the Guzzi in white. Did some serious searching to find out as much as possible.


Check out Danilo's blog at; http://danilogurovich.wordpress.com/ for more...
Forum: Thumpers 01-31-2010, 10:24 AM
Replies: 7,550
Views: 1,959,410
Posted By steve gs
Twin Steel, nice Jetta, have a 03 TDI wagon...

Twin Steel, nice Jetta, have a 03 TDI wagon myself in silver. Diesels will spoil you rotten.

Have always wanted a 1/2 ton van with about a 3.0-3.5 litre diesel to haul my bike out of the snow...
Forum: Thumpers 08-30-2009, 05:05 PM
Replies: 75
Views: 8,279
Posted By steve gs
Though I generally prefer other routes I've...

Though I generally prefer other routes I've ridden my 93 DR250SE with a full touring load (75lbs in the form of panniers, aux fuel system, topbag, and tankbag) on the interstate. Last year going to...
Forum: Thumpers 07-01-2009, 06:54 AM
Replies: 7,550
Views: 1,959,410
Posted By steve gs
Wardie and I are going to team up and head out...

Wardie and I are going to team up and head out from the NE Detroit subs. You are welcome to join us, we'll pick you up somewhere along the way. My intent is to run I-75 up through the lower (land of...
Forum: Thumpers 06-22-2009, 04:46 PM
Replies: 7,550
Views: 1,959,410
Posted By steve gs
When I picked up my DR350SE I was so impressed...

When I picked up my DR350SE I was so impressed with the low vibration level. Up till this time I was on a F650GSD (sold). As far as I'm concerned the BMW vibrated like a washing machine. The seat was...
Forum: Thumpers 06-14-2009, 06:20 PM
Replies: 7,550
Views: 1,959,410
Posted By steve gs
I've been very happy with the Happy Trails...

I've been very happy with the Happy Trails pannier system. I have fitted a F650GSD (gone), DR200SE, DR250 SE, and soon my DR350SE. I have posted pics of my 200 on this thread. My 250 fits out in the...
Forum: Thumpers 06-01-2009, 01:18 PM
Replies: 7,550
Views: 1,959,410
Posted By steve gs
Anyone planning to attend the Central Adv Rally...

Anyone planning to attend the Central Adv Rally (Eagle River, WI) in Sept. I just signed up and will ride in on my DR250SE. Hopefully, we can pull in a few more MT riders especially those from the...
Forum: Central From Da Nort Woods to the Plane States 05-27-2009, 06:25 PM
Replies: 10,193
Views: 757,759
Posted By steve gs
Thanks for the reminder, I'll ride up Friday for...

Thanks for the reminder, I'll ride up Friday for Saturday's activity and then ride home Sunday morning.


Tried to make the JBR 2 years ago but with my then narrow vacation window ended up...
Forum: Thumpers 12-02-2008, 03:00 PM
Replies: 7,928
Views: 1,048,450
Posted By steve gs
Ditto on the 15:41 a good compromise. My 200...

Ditto on the 15:41 a good compromise. My 200 cruised along real nice at 45-50mph.


Would consider taking the 200 but have settled in with the 250 and will continue with this bike. My 250 is...
Forum: Thumpers 12-01-2008, 04:49 PM
Replies: 7,928
Views: 1,048,450
Posted By steve gs
Don't feel slighted by the tweaking required to...

Don't feel slighted by the tweaking required to fit the racks. It's just a rite of passage. All the sets I have fitted have required some degree of persuasion.:deal



Actually, I had planned...
Forum: Thumpers 11-03-2008, 06:08 AM
Replies: 7,550
Views: 1,959,410
Posted By steve gs
I would not expect this price includes the top...

I would not expect this price includes the top rack but I would seriously consider adding such. The plate type offers a great platform for supporting gear or a topbag. My DR250SE that you saw at the...
Forum: Thumpers 10-24-2008, 04:36 PM
Replies: 7,928
Views: 1,048,450
Posted By steve gs
We are all different. Sure weight and shape are...

We are all different. Sure weight and shape are factors but by working with firmness and width of saddle/seat they are just other variables.

For those of you that are road cyclists you have a...
Forum: Thumpers 10-23-2008, 04:21 PM
Replies: 7,928
Views: 1,048,450
Posted By steve gs
Here's my my penny's worth.:huh I have...

Here's my my penny's worth.:huh

I have found that when you sit upright your arse and back will eventually scream for relief regardless of the seat. :cry

With a degree of forward lean...
Forum: Thumpers 10-04-2008, 06:53 PM
Replies: 7,550
Views: 1,959,410
Posted By steve gs
Pilotfish and Damasovi; You have all...

Pilotfish and Damasovi;


You have all kinds of options from light weight through medium to heavy. Some even have a thin layer of fleece in the front. The good stuff is rather pricey but will...
Forum: Thumpers 10-04-2008, 06:41 AM
Replies: 7,550
Views: 1,959,410
Posted By steve gs
All this started from a thread I had started on...

All this started from a thread I had started on fitting out the DR200SE with a touring kit and coined the phrase minimalist tourer. A few of us discussed the use of small machines on this earlier...
Forum: Thumpers 10-03-2008, 04:04 AM
Replies: 7,550
Views: 1,959,410
Posted By steve gs
Well said. :thumb Ran down to Coop's...

Well said. :thumb


Ran down to Coop's Minimalist Touring rally this past weekend on my DR250SE. Did about 570 miles in 3 days. Ran down on Fri (210 miles), rode about 150 while there, and then...
Forum: Thumpers 10-02-2008, 02:19 PM
Replies: 7,550
Views: 1,959,410
Posted By steve gs
Here we go again on the Minimalist TOURING...

Here we go again on the Minimalist TOURING Thread.

:lurk



So the rider that carries nothing but a change of underwear and stays in a motel is?


Way to go Ladybug, you'll work...
Forum: Central From Da Nort Woods to the Plane States 09-28-2008, 04:41 PM
Replies: 160
Views: 11,708
Posted By steve gs
Great riding, awesome area, is on my list for a...

Great riding, awesome area, is on my list for a return. :thumb


No offense but next time I'm going to do a solo run so I can poke around a bit and check out the sights and stay out of Coop's...
Forum: Central From Da Nort Woods to the Plane States 09-25-2008, 06:06 PM
Replies: 160
Views: 11,708
Posted By steve gs
Coop, see you tomorrow. :thumb Since...

Coop, see you tomorrow. :thumb


Since I'm north of Detroit I'll leave as to miss the rush hour peak. Should see you late afternoon. The route through Ohio looks easy but Michigan south of...
Forum: Central From Da Nort Woods to the Plane States 09-21-2008, 10:10 AM
Replies: 160
Views: 11,708
Posted By steve gs
IMO, the MT approach is more about the use of...

IMO, the MT approach is more about the use of smaller machines, in our case 250cc or less, than where you ride. Though dirt capable I use my DR250SE for touring, mostly roadways in surfaced or...
Forum: Thumpers 09-11-2008, 05:00 PM
Replies: 7,928
Views: 1,048,450
Posted By steve gs
Mike; Interesting??? :huh ...

Mike;

Interesting??? :huh



The length at 17.25" tells me they have spec'd you the wrong shock and the price confirms the screw-up.
Forum: Thumpers 09-11-2008, 02:41 PM
Replies: 7,928
Views: 1,048,450
Posted By steve gs
You have 2 options with regards to the shock....

You have 2 options with regards to the shock. :eek1


The first, which is the cheapest (which I have not explored) is to see if the shock can be re-sprung for the average weight the bike will...
Forum: Central From Da Nort Woods to the Plane States 09-04-2008, 01:38 PM
Replies: 160
Views: 11,708
Posted By steve gs
Received my site (73) confirmation today. :thumb ...

Received my site (73) confirmation today. :thumb



Coop, whadya think, should we take a roll call being 3wks out.




Where did the summer go?:eek1
Forum: Central From Da Nort Woods to the Plane States 09-02-2008, 02:06 AM
Replies: 48
Views: 1,782
Posted By steve gs
I just found out the time off of work window I...

I just found out the time off of work window I thought I had so I could go was just closed.:cry

So, as a result I have listed in the flea market my 3 for 2 offer. I have 3-3 day general...
Forum: Thumpers 08-29-2008, 02:03 PM
Replies: 7,550
Views: 1,959,410
Posted By steve gs
Chris, others may have reported the use of these...

Chris, others may have reported the use of these tires but I know I have mentioned on this and the DR200 thread that I fitted these last year after reducing the OEM TW18-19 to slicks.

On my...
Forum: Central From Da Nort Woods to the Plane States 08-29-2008, 11:13 AM
Replies: 160
Views: 11,708
Posted By steve gs
As an update. :eek1 I reserved campsite...

As an update. :eek1

I reserved campsite #73 for the 9/26-27 next to Coop's #74. For all you campers out there, according to the park rules :wink: there are only 2 tents allowed per site. So,...
Forum: Central From Da Nort Woods to the Plane States 08-18-2008, 12:03 PM
Replies: 160
Views: 11,708
Posted By steve gs
Coop, good to know your site. After you posted...

Coop, good to know your site. After you posted location I did check the park out. If I have this right I remembered there is a 100 mile mtb race held in the park and surrounding area each year(?).
...
Forum: Central From Da Nort Woods to the Plane States 08-18-2008, 05:13 AM
Replies: 160
Views: 11,708
Posted By steve gs
OK Coop, tell me/us more. :ear How are...

OK Coop, tell me/us more. :ear


How are they set up for campers with regards to reservations if they are required/advised? Thanks for your efforts.


:freaky
Forum: Thumpers 08-06-2008, 02:15 PM
Replies: 7,928
Views: 1,048,450
Posted By steve gs
In order to get longer legs for touring I went...

In order to get longer legs for touring I went with a 15:42. Good rolloff riding 2up or solo with a touring load. Went a step further trying a 15:40. Felt that I went too far with the 15:40 giving up...
Forum: Thumpers 08-05-2008, 03:35 PM
Replies: 7,550
Views: 1,959,410
Posted By steve gs
Scott; I'm 5'7 and 135lb. I went on a diet...

Scott;

I'm 5'7 and 135lb. I went on a diet 6 months ago and dropped my weight from 150. Anywho, I used to ride (locally) 2up quite often several years ago with my daughter on the back of our 97...
Forum: Central From Da Nort Woods to the Plane States 08-04-2008, 07:12 PM
Replies: 160
Views: 11,708
Posted By steve gs
Coop, you the man. Is this trail network still...

Coop, you the man. Is this trail network still out of the general area that was first proposed? If it is moved you might want to modify title to be Minimalist Touring Rally, just my 1 cents worth....
Forum: Thumpers 08-03-2008, 06:43 AM
Replies: 7,928
Views: 1,048,450
Posted By steve gs
Seems to be the best solution overall. I...

Seems to be the best solution overall.

I found the OEM 15:45 to be pretty good in the tight technical off road stuff. Going to a 14:45 would be killer (with good tires) if you liked recreational...
Forum: Central From Da Nort Woods to the Plane States 08-01-2008, 01:39 PM
Replies: 160
Views: 11,708
Posted By steve gs
Coop; Just a bump to see if the Ohio...

Coop;

Just a bump to see if the Ohio contingent has secured a location for this massive rally.


I expect they will pour in by the thousands. :lol3
Forum: Thumpers 07-31-2008, 04:20 AM
Replies: 7,550
Views: 1,959,410
Posted By steve gs
Sorry Klay, see my corrected post #1733 for the...

Sorry Klay, see my corrected post #1733 for the correct date and additional notes about the Minimalist Tour event which we WILL have this year.:deal


Edit;

I am fortunate to be able to use...
Forum: Thumpers 07-30-2008, 01:40 PM
Replies: 7,550
Views: 1,959,410
Posted By steve gs
That's great. :thumb This thread is...

That's great. :thumb


This thread is sort of the same thing as an international DS club for the 250cc and under crowd. Hope you have luck establishing a local group.



Don't forget our...
Forum: Thumpers 06-30-2008, 04:41 AM
Replies: 7,928
Views: 1,048,450
Posted By steve gs
Don't forget to check preload setting on rear...

Don't forget to check preload setting on rear shock, most are set at midpoint. Setting at max will make a modest improvement.

Also, if you have the $$'s, the option of changing spring rate on...
Forum: Thumpers 06-25-2008, 02:28 AM
Replies: 7,550
Views: 1,959,410
Posted By steve gs
and one more for the road;

and one more for the road;
Forum: Thumpers 06-25-2008, 02:25 AM
Replies: 7,550
Views: 1,959,410
Posted By steve gs
DR200SE top Rack on DR250SE

Been working on this DR250SE rehab project since last summer. Taking a close look at my Happy Trails top rack system on my 200 and couple of measurements I knew the 250 could be fitted out with same....
Forum: Thumpers 06-06-2008, 04:16 PM
Replies: 7,928
Views: 1,048,450
Posted By steve gs
IMO the TW 18-19's are just fine for roads. ...

IMO the TW 18-19's are just fine for roads.


I went to the 301-302 series (slightly deeper lugs) at my last change. If you are doing mud or sand and roads you might want to consider these. The...
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