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Forum: Pacific Northwet - Where it's green. And wet. 12-16-2014, 11:15 PM
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Posted By cpallen
Snow meters, really? How cool is that?

Snow meters, really? How cool is that?
Forum: Road warriors 12-15-2014, 01:28 PM
Replies: 878
Views: 129,780
Posted By cpallen
Isn't that what's been happening here?

Isn't that what's been happening here?
Forum: Battle scooters 12-04-2014, 06:21 PM
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Views: 1,359,106
Posted By cpallen
Forum: Thumpers 12-02-2014, 06:33 AM
Replies: 7,271
Views: 1,145,911
Posted By cpallen
Reshaped Seat

Looks great Cruz! Thanks for posting.
Forum: Thumpers 11-24-2014, 06:54 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 2,789
Posted By cpallen
I might cut my seat down some (via the method of...

I might cut my seat down some (via the method of this thread) after I do the shock. I would image the sag is around 3", but it's the behavior when the shock is unloading/unloaded that causes the...
Forum: Thumpers 11-23-2014, 09:14 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 2,789
Posted By cpallen
Hi, I'm about your height and inseam and I rode...

Hi, I'm about your height and inseam and I rode my X Challenge all summer with the air shock and it didn't kill me. I was also looking for a X Country but found the X Ch at a good price and figured...
Forum: Road warriors 11-20-2014, 11:33 AM
Replies: 878
Views: 129,780
Posted By cpallen
Small fuel tank worries.....

Lowes (Home Improvement Store) carries some really yummy 92 Octane, ethanol-free lawn mower gas they sell in 32 oz cans. I bought a couple for about $5 a piece to carry on my dirt bike, but they...
Forum: Thumpers 11-20-2014, 06:51 AM
Replies: 7,271
Views: 1,145,911
Posted By cpallen
This might help...... ...

This might help......
http://www.advrider.com/forums/showthread.php?t=943295
Forum: Road warriors 11-19-2014, 11:50 AM
Replies: 634
Views: 108,976
Posted By cpallen
I also have the side cases but rarely use them...

I also have the side cases but rarely use them (in lieu of the top box). There is nothing wrong with the BMW panniers - in fact, I really like the shelf in the bottom, they are solidly mounted, and I...
Forum: Thumpers 11-11-2014, 08:27 PM
Replies: 7,271
Views: 1,145,911
Posted By cpallen
The pump, pressure gauge and hose should be...

The pump, pressure gauge and hose should be stored in recesses in the seat pan.
Forum: Thumpers 11-11-2014, 11:46 AM
Replies: 7,271
Views: 1,145,911
Posted By cpallen
Just buy the damn thing

r1d3rg652gs - sort it all out after you have ridden for a bit. You might find that it kicks ass just the way it is.
Forum: Thumpers 11-11-2014, 11:44 AM
Replies: 7,271
Views: 1,145,911
Posted By cpallen
The picture is of the ABS sensor ring and cable....

The picture is of the ABS sensor ring and cable. There is another one on the back wheel. As a sub function of the abs subsystem, TCS would use this signal compared to the one off the back wheel to...
Forum: Thumpers 11-11-2014, 10:52 AM
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Views: 1,145,911
Posted By cpallen
Couple of corrections: 1. ABS was an option on...

Couple of corrections:
1. ABS was an option on the X-Ch, but there is no traction control
2. There are two rebound damping position - soft and hard. I imagine you could equate that to the amount...
Forum: Thumpers 11-07-2014, 04:15 PM
Replies: 7,271
Views: 1,145,911
Posted By cpallen
Thanks Snooker I'm sorry to put you through all...

Thanks Snooker I'm sorry to put you through all that, I'm at work and not really giving my replies all the diligence necessary. I totally understand what you are saying and I was not aware that...
Forum: Thumpers 11-07-2014, 02:44 PM
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Views: 1,145,911
Posted By cpallen
ok, we got exactly the same answers so you're...

ok, we got exactly the same answers so you're splitting hairs now. I can see that TECHNICALLY SPEAKING you could alter the mounting point with out altering the stroke, but from a practical...
Forum: Thumpers 11-07-2014, 01:11 PM
Replies: 7,271
Views: 1,145,911
Posted By cpallen
Ratio of seat height to Shock Stroke

I got that in it's original form. Seat moves 21mm for every 10 mm of shock travel. Therefore, since the rear travel is rated at 8.3"/210.82 mm (coincidentally?) then the shock stroke length must be...
Forum: Thumpers 11-05-2014, 10:07 PM
Replies: 7,271
Views: 1,145,911
Posted By cpallen
I don't really think the seat is all that...

I don't really think the seat is all that comfortable as it is. When it starts to get to me, I just stand up for a few minutes and I'll be good for another 30. I get some funny looks but it doesn't...
Forum: Thumpers 11-05-2014, 06:40 AM
Replies: 7,271
Views: 1,145,911
Posted By cpallen
Front Suspension Mods

Since $ is an object, have you considered adding a spacer and upping the oil viscosity in the forks?
Forum: Thumpers 11-03-2014, 02:15 PM
Replies: 7,271
Views: 1,145,911
Posted By cpallen
Snooker's Web Pages.....

I've read all through your web page and site and it's a great resource. It helped me decide to get a G650X over a KLR or DR650 - in fact I had looked at a couple of xcountries when I stumbled on the...
Forum: Thumpers 11-02-2014, 05:21 PM
Replies: 7,271
Views: 1,145,911
Posted By cpallen
Hi I'm a little taller than you (5-9+) and I'm...

Hi I'm a little taller than you (5-9+) and I'm really conflicted about the air shock. You can fiddle with the air pressure, but setting it to sag enough to be comfortable on it sitting at a stop is...
Forum: Road warriors 10-31-2014, 12:50 PM
Replies: 2,137
Views: 348,928
Posted By cpallen
Having to deal with that second key is a real PIA...

Having to deal with that second key is a real PIA that's for sure. I bought the top box with previous RT (an '09) too. I wish my top box had a remote opener like the seat on my scooter - now that...
Forum: Road warriors 10-31-2014, 10:22 AM
Replies: 2,137
Views: 348,928
Posted By cpallen
FWIW, the saddles bags on my GT sit on the shelf...

FWIW, the saddles bags on my GT sit on the shelf unless I'm going on a trip. I use my top box daily as a commuter, grocery getter, and all around general transportation. Much more convenient to use...
Forum: Beasts 10-29-2014, 10:24 PM
Replies: 637
Views: 152,873
Posted By cpallen
The definition of "je ne sais quoi"

The definition of "je ne sais quoi"
Forum: Thumpers 10-28-2014, 06:36 PM
Replies: 7,271
Views: 1,145,911
Posted By cpallen
Where are you located Denlr?

Where are you located Denlr?
Forum: Vendors 10-27-2014, 01:48 PM
Replies: 304
Views: 31,860
Posted By cpallen
Good Luck Phil in your new endeavor (Skully?)....

Good Luck Phil in your new endeavor (Skully?). You have been a real asset to LS2 and I hope your successor can fill your boots. Looking forward to hearing from you again soon!
Forum: Road warriors 10-26-2014, 08:12 PM
Replies: 2,488
Views: 644,249
Posted By cpallen
The patch over one eye looks badass!

The patch over one eye looks badass!
Forum: Pacific Northwet - Where it's green. And wet. 10-22-2014, 06:27 PM
Replies: 2,660
Views: 304,435
Posted By cpallen
Passengers on the street no problem for me (maybe...

Passengers on the street no problem for me (maybe risky for the passenger who knows) :wink:
Forum: Pacific Northwet - Where it's green. And wet. 10-22-2014, 04:08 PM
Replies: 2,660
Views: 304,435
Posted By cpallen
No way - that's what I was thinking.... I pretty...

No way - that's what I was thinking.... I pretty much have to stand up to be comfortable running dirt/gravel at any kind of good speed - and I don't know how pleasant that would be for my passenger!...
Forum: Equipment 10-17-2014, 02:20 PM
Replies: 500
Views: 52,668
Posted By cpallen
This is where I got mine.

This is where I got mine.
Forum: Pics, pics, pics... 10-08-2014, 11:59 PM
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Views: 1,748,286
Posted By cpallen
awesome photo Flug.

awesome photo Flug.
Forum: Road warriors 10-07-2014, 06:43 PM
Replies: 634
Views: 108,976
Posted By cpallen
http://f800riders.org/

http://f800riders.org/
Forum: Road warriors 10-07-2014, 04:44 PM
Replies: 634
Views: 108,976
Posted By cpallen
Givi tank bag

I have that same setup on mine. Works much better than a bunch of straps (IMHO). Took months to get the mounting bike-specific mounting frame though. I had the bag on my Moto Guzzi V-11. The ring...
Forum: Road warriors 10-06-2014, 09:05 PM
Replies: 634
Views: 108,976
Posted By cpallen
Welcome!

You made a great choice Edder B. Thanks for sharing. Now all we need is a picture or two.
Forum: Road warriors 10-04-2014, 10:24 PM
Replies: 878
Views: 129,780
Posted By cpallen
I can't imagine them designing that engine and...

I can't imagine them designing that engine and using it in only one model/variation.
Forum: Equipment 10-03-2014, 11:20 PM
Replies: 500
Views: 52,668
Posted By cpallen
Amazon.com - not exactly 'in stock' but expected...

Amazon.com - not exactly 'in stock' but expected delivery is Thursday Oct 9th. This isn't the first thing that I have bought from them that shipped way sooner than indicated.
...
Forum: Road warriors 10-03-2014, 10:07 PM
Replies: 878
Views: 129,780
Posted By cpallen
I think it's a cross between a XR1200X and a...

I think it's a cross between a XR1200X and a '48'. It looks good - especially the matte grey. I'm going to test ride one in the middle of October but I can't see myself buying one.
Forum: Equipment 10-03-2014, 09:51 PM
Replies: 500
Views: 52,668
Posted By cpallen
I'm happy with mine

I have had mine for about three weekend dual sport rides. I have not had any major problems and neither has my riding buddy (who has had his for a few weeks longer). True the range is no where near...
Forum: Pacific Northwet - Where it's green. And wet. 10-03-2014, 09:38 PM
Replies: 2,660
Views: 304,435
Posted By cpallen
Pissed I suppose you ride a KTM?

Hey I have a BMW why are you picking on me?
Forum: Road warriors 10-03-2014, 06:39 PM
Replies: 878
Views: 129,780
Posted By cpallen
Ha ha. Were it not for your clarification at the...

Ha ha. Were it not for your clarification at the very bottom of your post, I would have thought that response came right out of the head office in Milwaukee.
Forum: Road warriors 10-03-2014, 01:08 PM
Replies: 878
Views: 129,780
Posted By cpallen
I can only imagine the beating that scrambler is...

I can only imagine the beating that scrambler is going to take here on advrider.
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