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Forum: Tejas and the Gulf States 12-16-2014, 01:29 PM
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Posted By zekester63
Wasn't slick when we crossed (but we did get off...

Wasn't slick when we crossed (but we did get off and test it by foot first). :wink:

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Forum: Beasts 12-16-2014, 01:24 PM
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Posted By zekester63
Very nice! :thumb

Very nice! :thumb
Forum: Thumpers 12-11-2014, 06:14 PM
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Posted By zekester63
+1 Definitely agree on that combo! :nod

+1 Definitely agree on that combo! :nod
Forum: Thumpers 12-07-2014, 03:39 PM
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Posted By zekester63
+1 I put a Krieger on mine. Fairly easy...

+1

I put a Krieger on mine. Fairly easy install but you do need to move the starter to install it.
Forum: Beasts 12-06-2014, 02:58 PM
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Posted By zekester63
VStrom Owners Thread

I've been pleased with mine from Adventure Motostuff. Seems plenty beefy. It mounts to the crash bars as well. Not a bad price at $167.
Forum: Thumpers 12-05-2014, 08:10 AM
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Posted By zekester63
Here some more useless mpg info... My WR varies...

Here some more useless mpg info... My WR varies greatly, depending on my riding style, from my worst tank in the mid-40s to my best tank in the low 60s. I typically end up in the low 50s for just...
Forum: Ride reports 12-02-2014, 11:35 AM
Replies: 80
Views: 8,705
Posted By zekester63
Here are the tracks from our trip. I had to...

Here are the tracks from our trip. I had to filter them to 500 points per track due to the filesize upload limits, so if for some reason you would like the original tracks, just PM me your email...
Forum: Ride reports 12-02-2014, 10:18 AM
Replies: 80
Views: 8,705
Posted By zekester63
I've never been in the spring, but would imagine...

I've never been in the spring, but would imagine either time would be fine, although maybe more potential for water crossings in the spring time. Past mid-Oct is pushing it for camping if you aren't...
Forum: GPS Tracks - Central, Texas & Gulf States 11-21-2014, 02:10 PM
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Posted By zekester63
If you're on a computer (e.g. not an ipad, phone,...

If you're on a computer (e.g. not an ipad, phone, etc.), then you can just highlight coordinates BigDog posted, right click, and choose 'Search Google for ...'. At least in Chrome that works great...
Forum: Ride reports 11-21-2014, 07:58 AM
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Posted By zekester63
Enjoying your RR - I also ride a WRR and am...

Enjoying your RR - I also ride a WRR and am always on the lookout for FJ40s on my journeys as well. I had one a few years back and ended up moving and really didn't have anywhere to keep it, so I...
Forum: Thumpers 11-20-2014, 03:46 PM
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Posted By zekester63
I have the seat concepts seat as well, and it's...

I have the seat concepts seat as well, and it's better than stock, but not enough for me to sit in the saddle all day long day after day, so I bought the Alaska Sheepskin - Medium Buttpad - sheared. ...
Forum: Day Trippin' 11-16-2014, 12:53 PM
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Posted By zekester63
Thanks for sharing the story and pics. I've...

Thanks for sharing the story and pics. I've known some of this, but now I'm more intrigued and wish I had seen this when you posted it instead of now when it's snowing. Looks like the makings of a...
Forum: Ride reports 11-03-2014, 12:23 AM
Replies: 80
Views: 8,705
Posted By zekester63
Lessons learned, afterthoughts, and other...

Lessons learned, afterthoughts, and other ramblings

If you’re anything like us, and don’t have the opportunity to take trips like this very regularly, finding a rhythm with your routines and...
Forum: Ride reports 11-02-2014, 10:18 AM
Replies: 80
Views: 8,705
Posted By zekester63
Thanks guys. It's been a real pleasure, and let's...

Thanks guys. It's been a real pleasure, and let's me relive the trip again, going through all the pictures and writing a little about it. I've enjoyed so many reports from others, so hopefully this...
Forum: Ride reports 10-31-2014, 10:15 PM
Replies: 80
Views: 8,705
Posted By zekester63
DAY 7: Our Last Day in Utah

DAY 7: Newspaper Rock, Abajo Mtns, Cottonwood Creek, Montezuma Canyon

The next morning it was nice to find the fire lit in the “living room”, as it had been a pretty cold night in the tepee. ...
Forum: Thumpers 10-31-2014, 09:14 PM
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Posted By zekester63
That's impressive! What an awesome ride! ...

That's impressive! What an awesome ride! Congrats. :thumb
Forum: Thumpers 10-31-2014, 08:07 PM
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Posted By zekester63
^^^ Interesting ride - worlds away from what I'm...

^^^ Interesting ride - worlds away from what I'm used to seeing around Oklahoma. ;) Thanks for taking us along. As usual, good pics and video!
Forum: Ride reports 10-31-2014, 07:27 PM
Replies: 80
Views: 8,705
Posted By zekester63
Simba, thanks for the kind words. The WRT truly...

Simba, thanks for the kind words. The WRT truly is a perfect day of riding. That's an awesome picture there - and even though it's only been a couple weeks ago for us, it brings back good memories.
Forum: Ride reports 10-31-2014, 07:22 PM
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Posted By zekester63
Thank you sir!

Thank you sir!
Forum: Tejas and the Gulf States 10-31-2014, 02:00 PM
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Views: 407,034
Posted By zekester63
^^^ Nice pics. The tree across the trail...

^^^ Nice pics.

The tree across the trail however, can be a bit frustrating! A few years ago we ran across 4 or 5 purposely downed trees on the CNT (see post 3218), and after some email...
Forum: Thumpers 10-31-2014, 12:03 PM
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Posted By zekester63
My FMF settings are currently at 2.5 - 2 - 0.5 -...

My FMF settings are currently at 2.5 - 2 - 0.5 - 8 - 6 - 4. I have had numbers similar to yours, but it was running a bit too rich so I backed a couple numbers off just a tad and that got rid of...
Forum: Thumpers 10-31-2014, 07:44 AM
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Posted By zekester63
If you figure out what has or hasn't been done,...

If you figure out what has or hasn't been done, and are considering the "Ultimate Airbox Mod", unless you just like tearing stuff apart, save yourself a ton of work. Check out the 2nd post on this...
Forum: Thumpers 10-31-2014, 07:29 AM
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Posted By zekester63
Nice pictures and report coming along there. ...

Nice pictures and report coming along there. Always nice reading reports with WRs :thumb

Speaking of which, my write-up of a week riding in Southeast Utah, 2 weeks ago:
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Forum: Thumpers 10-30-2014, 06:28 PM
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Posted By zekester63
I have RideOn in the tires of both my WR and...

I have RideOn in the tires of both my WR and VStrom. When I replaced the rear on the VStrom I don't know if the new tire would have needed balancing or not, but with the RideOn it's smooth as can be...
Forum: Ride reports 10-30-2014, 01:47 PM
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Views: 8,705
Posted By zekester63
Dynobob - I remember reading your RR, so that was...

Dynobob - I remember reading your RR, so that was in the back of my mind the whole way! It's definitely doable though, and especially south to north, at least on smaller bikes. Also, although we...
Forum: Ride reports 10-30-2014, 01:45 PM
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Views: 8,705
Posted By zekester63
Thanks! And well, we can say the same - we...

Thanks! And well, we can say the same - we should have come over to see what you guys were up to! I looked at your blog - looks like you had a great trip, with lots of great pics as well! We may...
Forum: Ride reports 10-30-2014, 12:27 PM
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Posted By zekester63
DAY 6: Onion Creek, LaSals, Geyser Pass, 3 Step Hideaway

DAY 6: Onion Creek, LaSals, Geyser Pass, 3 Step Hideaway

We head to the LaSal mountains today, whose tops appear to be dusted with snow already, and full of color with yellow Aspens and other...
Forum: Ride reports 10-30-2014, 08:31 AM
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Posted By zekester63
Thanks. I think most of my tanks were 55+ mpg...

Thanks. I think most of my tanks were 55+ mpg (all the usual mods plus FMF programmer and Q4). I had the 3.1 on there before, but I knew for this trip I would probably need more or I'd have to...
Forum: Ride reports 10-29-2014, 08:32 PM
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Views: 8,705
Posted By zekester63
Nice job on the videos Dave. Other than maybe the...

Nice job on the videos Dave. Other than maybe the sandy areas not shown, this was pretty representative of the WRT I thought. Thanks again for putting these together.
Forum: Ride reports 10-29-2014, 04:42 PM
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Views: 8,705
Posted By zekester63
DAY 5: White Rim Trail

DAY 5: White Rim Trail, Moab

Moab has become a mecca for off-road enthusiasts of all types. Just driving through town you can't help but notice all the off-road vehicles, 4-wheelers, RZRs, rock...
Forum: Ride reports 10-29-2014, 04:28 PM
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Views: 8,705
Posted By zekester63
Not sure what type of riding you were doing or...

Not sure what type of riding you were doing or looking for, but "must do" is definitely how I would describe the WRT! In fact Dave said that was his favorite day of our whole trip. For me, it's...
Forum: Thumpers 10-29-2014, 03:46 PM
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Posted By zekester63
Can't answer for sure on the Seafoam, but i'm...

Can't answer for sure on the Seafoam, but i'm sure it wouldn't hurt anything - just costly.

As to the oil... that's a can of worms to open on most forums, just like asking about chain lube. ...
Forum: Thumpers 10-29-2014, 09:49 AM
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Posted By zekester63
Good advice for the fuel system for sure. In...

Good advice for the fuel system for sure. In addition to this, at least in general for storing a bike outside, I would spray the whole bike (not as important on plastics of course) down with...
Forum: Ride reports 10-28-2014, 09:59 PM
Replies: 80
Views: 8,705
Posted By zekester63
It's an older model Sony Cybershot, DSC-H7. A...

It's an older model Sony Cybershot, DSC-H7. A step up from a pocket camera in features, but far from a DSLR. I typically use a convenient to store pocket camera on most rides, as most of them these...
Forum: Ride reports 10-28-2014, 07:52 PM
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Views: 8,705
Posted By zekester63
Thanks for putting these together Dave. I know...

Thanks for putting these together Dave. I know it's a ton of work editing these to make something worthwhile, so I appreciate the effort. This was a fun run.
Forum: Ride reports 10-28-2014, 05:57 PM
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Views: 8,705
Posted By zekester63
DAY 4: Part II - Sand Flats Rd, LaSal Mtn Loop Rd, Castle Valley

DAY 4: Part II - Sand Flats Rd, LaSal Mtn Loop Rd, Castle Valley

So here we are in Moab, the day still young, with our campsite all set up and gear stowed. I had anticipated this might be the...
Forum: Thumpers 10-28-2014, 03:00 PM
Replies: 260
Views: 34,803
Posted By zekester63
:thumb I use it mainly on my VStrom - helps keep...

:thumb I use it mainly on my VStrom - helps keep the air flowing, e.g. things cool, on warm summer days, eliminating the hot spots, thus extending my time in the saddle. Don't use it when I'm going...
Forum: Ride reports 10-28-2014, 12:10 PM
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Views: 8,705
Posted By zekester63
DAY 4: Part I - Lockhart Basin to Moab

DAY 4: Part I - Lockhart Basin to Moab

Ok, now we’re talking. UTBDR Expert trail, Lockhart Basin. :ricky

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Forum: Ride reports 10-28-2014, 09:55 AM
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Views: 8,705
Posted By zekester63
Thanks guys. It's definitely an awesome place...

Thanks guys. It's definitely an awesome place for this sort of thing.



Isn't that the truth! It was really neat actually getting to see/ride some of the places I'd read so much about in the...
Forum: Thumpers 10-28-2014, 09:47 AM
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Posted By zekester63
Obviously (and fortunately) the only "right"...

Obviously (and fortunately) the only "right" answer is what feels right to each person.

As I stated earlier, I feel the opposite as you on this...I feel my VStrom is very nimble and have no...
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