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Forum: Equipment 05-23-2010, 06:46 AM
Replies: 101
Views: 15,969
Posted By Vstromdek
A DS boot is much higher, has better support and...

A DS boot is much higher, has better support and protection, no laces, more durable, but, like a good hiking boot, they cost a bit. But also like a hiking boot, they will last if you take care of...
Forum: Thumpers 05-23-2010, 03:59 AM
Replies: 99
Views: 8,410
Posted By Vstromdek
05 DL650 > 08 KLR > 09 DL650.....the newly...

05 DL650 > 08 KLR > 09 DL650.....the newly renovated KLR burned lots of oil, spokes rusted, all the rubber rotted, cold start problems w/ compression release, on and on and on....got rid of it after...
Forum: Ride reports 05-23-2010, 03:22 AM
Replies: 7,105
Views: 3,279,126
Posted By Vstromdek
Finally finished the new book...awesome! Great...

Finally finished the new book...awesome! Great mix of describing the route, the bike, and the people.
Forum: Central From Da Nort Woods to the Plane States 05-05-2010, 08:40 AM
Replies: 58
Views: 6,575
Posted By Vstromdek
I am going to try and attend; Orange 09 DL-650,...

I am going to try and attend; Orange 09 DL-650, Mark, coming from Grand Rapids, MI.

Thxs.
Forum: Beasts 02-06-2010, 05:32 AM
Replies: 9,300
Views: 3,685,566
Posted By Vstromdek
CO Nat. Park Opening, 09

http://lh3.ggpht.com/_rqbVWWyCI8w/S21IE3ye_iI/AAAAAAAAB5A/PfTjk3mFauY/s800/CIMG1321.JPG
Forum: Americas 02-06-2010, 04:29 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 2,034
Posted By Vstromdek
Colorado Nat. Park, Opening Day, May, 09

http://lh3.ggpht.com/_rqbVWWyCI8w/S21IE3ye_iI/AAAAAAAAB5A/PfTjk3mFauY/s800/CIMG1321.JPG
Forum: Americas 02-01-2010, 05:24 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 2,034
Posted By Vstromdek
I wouldn't go to Utah till late April or May; try...

I wouldn't go to Utah till late April or May; try Big Bend in March.
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 01-25-2010, 06:49 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 906
Posted By Vstromdek
Here's one; Damascus

Here's one; Damascus
Forum: Layin' down tracks 01-23-2010, 11:02 AM
Replies: 51
Views: 11,249
Posted By Vstromdek
No problem....I'm still checking it out too. I...

No problem....I'm still checking it out too. I am getting a sync error w/ my Garmin 60cx, and I reported it to the authors.

Very ease "non-Garmin" way to create and share a route...looks...
Forum: Layin' down tracks 01-23-2010, 10:35 AM
Replies: 51
Views: 11,249
Posted By Vstromdek
Ride With GPS website...awsome.

Check out: http://ridewithgps.com/

Nice site for route/track planning, sharing, and syncing (if fixed) to Garmin's, etc. Also a searcheable database for routes/tracks, route profiles, and more.
...
Forum: Thumpers 01-21-2010, 04:32 AM
Replies: 72
Views: 3,395
Posted By Vstromdek
ok - 52, new in 08, sold 8 months later in 08:...

ok - 52, new in 08, sold 8 months later in 08: rusting, oil burning, parts falling off, rubber rot, engine repair....just a cheaply built bike. You get what you pay for.
Forum: Trip Planning 01-21-2010, 01:08 AM
Replies: 157
Views: 21,100
Posted By Vstromdek
Yeah, that would be the counter argument. We...

Yeah, that would be the counter argument.

We need a new thread, "retired at 45 AND world travel on a shoe-string budget".:wink: Not saying it can't be done. Just never heard of it these days.
...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 01-20-2010, 02:21 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 2,493
Posted By Vstromdek
I'd have to agree w/ this post......if you camp 2...

I'd have to agree w/ this post......if you camp 2 nights, motel the third, and cook atleast one meal a day, I would budget for $2,000 - 2,500 /month.

I've always liked to focus on the 4-corners...
Forum: Trip Planning 01-17-2010, 05:20 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 3,247
Posted By Vstromdek
lol...some of the responses...bring some heat if...

lol...some of the responses...bring some heat if you're leaving soon.
Forum: Ride reports 01-17-2010, 03:22 PM
Replies: 1,197
Views: 440,260
Posted By Vstromdek
I'm loving your RR. Good times....and good luck.

I'm loving your RR. Good times....and good luck.
Forum: Ride reports 01-17-2010, 12:41 AM
Replies: 1,688
Views: 2,005,752
Posted By Vstromdek
Amazing trip report...thxs.:norton

Amazing trip report...thxs.:norton
Forum: Ride reports 04-14-2009, 08:06 AM
Replies: 1,702
Views: 453,823
Posted By Vstromdek
Here is some of my planned route for May in Utah,...

Here is some of my planned route for May in Utah, etc.

Mark

http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3390/3441850456_084cb6d365_b.jpg
Forum: Ride reports 04-13-2009, 04:55 PM
Replies: 1,702
Views: 453,823
Posted By Vstromdek
I'll be tracking your progress, and hope to say...

I'll be tracking your progress, and hope to say hello @ the V of the G in late May, 09, while on my own trip that's ultimately pointed towards Glacier.

Mark
Forum: Beasts 04-10-2009, 01:32 PM
Replies: 124
Views: 8,855
Posted By Vstromdek
You run the Wee @ 7,500 - 8,000 for long periods...

You run the Wee @ 7,500 - 8,000 for long periods of time?

You might want to do some calculations on mean and maximum recommended piston speeds relative to the rpm on a DL650.
Forum: Alaska 03-24-2009, 07:24 AM
Replies: 687
Views: 69,908
Posted By Vstromdek
Where is the "Alaska" forum? Mark

Where is the "Alaska" forum?

Mark
Forum: Alaska 03-24-2009, 07:23 AM
Replies: 687
Views: 69,908
Posted By Vstromdek
I'm also putting together a June, 2009 Alaska...

I'm also putting together a June, 2009 Alaska Trip; in May I'll be riding in the SW USA, then moving into Canada, then Alaska, in June. So far a solo trip, but I would like to hook up w/ someone for...
Forum: Ride reports 02-27-2008, 03:22 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 2,090
Posted By Vstromdek
From another RIDE Motorcycle Club member located...

From another RIDE Motorcycle Club member located in Grand Rapids, MI, nice report. An 800 mile + ride in Michigan in February is surely an Adventure, and deserves to be written up on ADVRIDER.COM.
...
Forum: Thumpers 02-26-2008, 02:54 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 3,250
Posted By Vstromdek
Please tell me more about the rebate?

Please tell me more about the rebate?
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 02-03-2008, 01:45 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 888
Posted By Vstromdek
Thank you.

Thank you.
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 02-03-2008, 04:23 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 888
Posted By Vstromdek
I downloaded the manual, and check it; sure...

I downloaded the manual, and check it; sure enought, that's what it says.

Anyone know if this is true for the USA warranty?

You know, I can do a throttle body sync, change plugs and filters,...
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 02-03-2008, 02:57 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 888
Posted By Vstromdek
Are you serious? Changing the oil yourself...

Are you serious?

Changing the oil yourself voids the warranty? Can someone confirm this?

If this is true, I'm going to have to think about another bike.
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 01-19-2008, 04:06 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,363
Posted By Vstromdek
It's probably due to global warming :rofl

It's probably due to global warming :rofl
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 01-19-2008, 04:03 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 861
Posted By Vstromdek
I've researched new ones; and I would think...

I've researched new ones; and I would think $10,000 might be too high, and $7,000 might be too low, if there are significant Farkles.
Forum: Vendors 01-16-2008, 03:43 AM
Replies: 146
Views: 26,557
Posted By Vstromdek
Can you make these, or does anyone else make...

Can you make these, or does anyone else make them, in black? I just ordered a black 990, and I want to stick w/ that color, or lack thereof, theme. The bright aluminum just stands out too much.
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 01-16-2008, 03:34 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 9,173
Posted By Vstromdek
Good to hear, as I just ordered a new one.:1drink

Good to hear, as I just ordered a new one.:1drink
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 01-13-2008, 07:08 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 3,328
Posted By Vstromdek
You speek the trueth; I've been riding a fast...

You speek the trueth; I've been riding a fast DL650 for 3 years; but I need a new bike w/ more character and edgyness, so I just went for a 990.

There have been posts about the problems w/...
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 01-13-2008, 05:16 PM
Replies: 62
Views: 4,275
Posted By Vstromdek
I was going to give him the trade (a DL650; nice...

I was going to give him the trade (a DL650; nice one too) within a week, as "the" so called down payment, so he could put it on the floor and sell is quicker (my favor to them).

You can do this,...
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 01-13-2008, 03:18 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 3,556
Posted By Vstromdek
Man, posts like this are scary, since I just...

Man, posts like this are scary, since I just emptied may savings to buy a 2008 Adventure 990; I hope these eng. issues are not common; I suspect that they are not?
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 01-13-2008, 02:53 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,835
Posted By Vstromdek
Just use a dry/duffle bag.

Just use a dry/duffle bag.
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 01-12-2008, 08:40 PM
Replies: 62
Views: 4,275
Posted By Vstromdek
Yep, that should work! You can e-mail me at...

Yep, that should work!

You can e-mail me at markdek@comcast.net, when the date gets closer; that way, I won't miss the RIDE.
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 01-12-2008, 01:29 PM
Replies: 62
Views: 4,275
Posted By Vstromdek
Thanks; now I'm trying to respond to fellow...

Thanks; now I'm trying to respond to fellow riders trying to buy my trade in, before I drop it off at the dealer next week. It's been a long day.
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 01-11-2008, 06:17 PM
Replies: 62
Views: 4,275
Posted By Vstromdek
OK, it's on my Outlook calendar; I can't think of...

OK, it's on my Outlook calendar; I can't think of a reason right now why I couldn't make it...........:rofl
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 01-11-2008, 04:27 PM
Replies: 62
Views: 4,275
Posted By Vstromdek
We'll, thanks for all the advice everyone. And it...

We'll, thanks for all the advice everyone. And it paid off; I bought the bike (08 990).

We split the difference in the margin increase of $400 ($200 each), and I'm good to go.

Can't wait....
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 01-11-2008, 03:44 AM
Replies: 62
Views: 4,275
Posted By Vstromdek
:wink: What does this mean? I never...

:wink:

What does this mean? I never mentioned a KLR?

Are you saying people who carelfully watch their money are too cheap to own a KTM?
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 01-10-2008, 04:03 PM
Replies: 62
Views: 4,275
Posted By Vstromdek
Guys, looks like the dealer found my 08 990 for...

Guys, looks like the dealer found my 08 990 for me; But, he wants to talk tomorrow about my costs, listed earlier; he wants alittle more money for the deal.

Can anyone review my deal, and advise...
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