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Forum: Day Trippin' 09-07-2014, 11:37 AM
Replies: 131
Views: 17,377
Posted By DaveWave
MetalCarver, Thanks for the ride...and...

MetalCarver,

Thanks for the ride...and saving my bacon by going back to Idaho Falls for a tube!

For those of you reading, MetalCarver was nice enough to overlook my lack of preparedness (no...
Forum: Day Trippin' 08-24-2014, 08:36 AM
Replies: 131
Views: 17,377
Posted By DaveWave
Oh Metalcarver! That sucks...but also funny for...

Oh Metalcarver! That sucks...but also funny for those of us reading!:rofl I've done some things like that as well.
Let me know if you want some company finishing that ride...have an uncle with a...
Forum: Ride reports 06-14-2014, 09:16 PM
Replies: 174
Views: 46,921
Posted By DaveWave
Looking forward to your ride report! :clap Love...

Looking forward to your ride report! :clap
Love that shot of you on the old Honda MT250. My dad used to have a beautiful MR250 when I was just a kid that I thought was the king of bikes. Lots of...
Forum: Ride reports 05-11-2014, 11:34 AM
Replies: 6,775
Views: 2,131,657
Posted By DaveWave
Radioman, Enjoyed the presentation at Action...

Radioman, Enjoyed the presentation at Action Motor Sports in Idaho Falls last night. I know you inspired a lot of thinking in those of us in the audience. Even though I didn't win the Klim riding...
Forum: Day Trippin' 05-04-2014, 09:22 AM
Replies: 131
Views: 17,377
Posted By DaveWave
Hey Geezer, Took a buddy up by the windmills...

Hey Geezer,

Took a buddy up by the windmills to do a little off road riding as I am trying to get him to buy a dual sport...let him ride my DR650 while I road my 350...in short, he got caught in a...
Forum: Vendors 03-28-2014, 08:47 AM
Replies: 540
Views: 39,479
Posted By DaveWave
Stuff looks great…looking forward to seeing the...

Stuff looks great…looking forward to seeing the finished frame guards. :clap
Forum: Vendors 03-23-2014, 12:58 PM
Replies: 540
Views: 39,479
Posted By DaveWave
DR350 accessories

I have a dirt-version DR350 that I'd love to get some frame guards for. Such a great little bike that does everything I ask of it…would like to get some frame protection for the ugly yellow...
Forum: Ride reports 03-08-2014, 07:43 AM
Replies: 184
Views: 28,466
Posted By DaveWave
Excellent!

Kudos to you HighFive for finishing the ride. You're braver than I am…I read a book last year titled "Deaths In Yellowstone"…got me freaked out about bears dragging me out of a tent! :eek1
Forum: Ride reports 02-09-2014, 10:28 AM
Replies: 815
Views: 155,647
Posted By DaveWave
Absolutely great ride report Dave! Have you...

Absolutely great ride report Dave! Have you thought about giving some sort of ride report/slide presentation to promote your purpose in doing this? I for one would pay to sit and hear about your...
Forum: Day Trippin' 11-22-2013, 04:08 PM
Replies: 52
Views: 4,830
Posted By DaveWave
Great pics! I am in Ammon…let me know when you...

Great pics! I am in Ammon…let me know when you want to do a ride. Probably have to wait a few months now though.
Forum: Ride reports 09-22-2013, 07:34 AM
Replies: 79
Views: 12,107
Posted By DaveWave
Sounds like Byways may have you heading into the...

Sounds like Byways may have you heading into the Medicine Lodge area of Mt…if not, you may want to check that area out on your way north as it is a very nice ride. Enjoy!
Forum: Ride reports 09-21-2013, 09:26 PM
Replies: 79
Views: 12,107
Posted By DaveWave
CaseyB, Glad you came out of that fall OK…I...

CaseyB,

Glad you came out of that fall OK…I was the one that stopped on the 990. Did a quick 100 mile loop in the area after I left you. Did you make it to the Snake Bite? Great burgers!
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 09-15-2013, 09:08 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 2,564
Posted By DaveWave
What's up with the jerky/twitchy throttle...

What's up with the jerky/twitchy throttle response? I hate that! Do I adjust the cables? Get a cam throttle tube? Love the motor and ride but really am not a fan of the low speed throttle...
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 09-15-2013, 08:08 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 2,564
Posted By DaveWave
Nope…I know the wee won't do what the 990...

Nope…I know the wee won't do what the 990 will…but I've always wanted one…there's always another bike to try…not stuck on one brand or model…and now I can ride the 990 for a while and get that out of...
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 09-15-2013, 01:42 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 2,564
Posted By DaveWave
Yes, you're right, I know this bike is not meant...

Yes, you're right, I know this bike is not meant to be held simply to 30 miles rides. I just couldn't pass up the deal! In reality, I may try to trade/sell to get a 2012+ Wee Strom. We'll see.
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 09-15-2013, 07:18 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 3,481
Posted By DaveWave
Just bought a very nice 990 Adventure and have...

Just bought a very nice 990 Adventure and have been riding dirt like you for a lot of years. If this is going to be your only bike and you still want to do some rougher roads…don't do it. Yes, you...
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 09-14-2013, 10:18 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 2,564
Posted By DaveWave
Took it out for a short loop today on about 30...

Took it out for a short loop today on about 30 miles of gravel. Gobs of power and able to break the rear tire free and sideways at any speed…but I still don't know that the extra weight is worth the...
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 09-13-2013, 07:46 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 2,564
Posted By DaveWave
Got it…sitting in the garage now!:clap Will try...

Got it…sitting in the garage now!:clap Will try to figure out how to get some pics up.
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 09-12-2013, 06:34 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 2,564
Posted By DaveWave
"The fact that the water pump is a ticking bomb...

"The fact that the water pump is a ticking bomb would be acceptable on a '50's Fiat, not a modern motorcycle; it's an inexcusable lapse of R&D."

That's funny…especially since I had a 1970s Fiat in...
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 09-11-2013, 06:53 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 2,564
Posted By DaveWave
SMJ, Yes, I do mean true dirt and gravel roads. ...

SMJ, Yes, I do mean true dirt and gravel roads. Don't see ever wanting to take a bike like the 990 on single track or really rough roads…like you said, that's what dirt bikes are for. I too have...
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 09-11-2013, 04:52 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 2,564
Posted By DaveWave
Thanks for the info and thoughts. Yes, I've seen...

Thanks for the info and thoughts. Yes, I've seen and ridden the bike…and going back for a second check and ride on Friday. It's just one of those rare instances where you find a heck of a deal…if...
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 09-10-2013, 08:06 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 2,564
Posted By DaveWave
To buy or not to buy 07 990 with 4k miles

Found a very good deal on an 07 KTM 990 Adventure (non S) with 4k miles…at a price that I have not seen ANY others offered for…really, the price is under $5500! It looks like it just rolled off the...
Forum: Day Trippin' 09-05-2013, 10:16 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 2,634
Posted By DaveWave
Nice pics…ironically, in June we did that ride in...

Nice pics…ironically, in June we did that ride in the reverse order that you did with a few slightly different tracks. Went north from Monteview up the Medicine Lodge drainage to Bannack Pass and...
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 09-04-2013, 09:31 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 2,045
Posted By DaveWave
I have ridden dirt bikes for 40 years and have...

I have ridden dirt bikes for 40 years and have had well over 35 bikes and have ridden a few 990s…so I think I can say with some experience that the 990 will not do EVERYTHING better than a...
Forum: Day Trippin' 09-04-2013, 08:48 PM
Replies: 131
Views: 17,377
Posted By DaveWave
I thought for sure you guys would get soaked with...

I thought for sure you guys would get soaked with all the rain we had in I.F…sorry I didn't make the ride with you!:cry
Forum: Ride reports 09-04-2013, 08:42 PM
Replies: 202
Views: 41,438
Posted By DaveWave
Looking forward to a play by play.:lurk

Looking forward to a play by play.:lurk
Forum: Day Trippin' 08-10-2013, 09:04 AM
Replies: 131
Views: 17,377
Posted By DaveWave
Geezer, I was up that way a month ago and was...

Geezer,
I was up that way a month ago and was amazed at the difference in greenery between there and down in the valley (Idaho Falls). Next time you go up, give me a call…I'm in Ammon…need to get...
Forum: Ride reports 07-06-2013, 08:08 PM
Replies: 92
Views: 16,990
Posted By DaveWave
Stewy, Good to meet you in Idaho Falls today...

Stewy, Good to meet you in Idaho Falls today while you were wrenching on the V-Strom at the bike shop. I admire your grit and spirit to do this trip as you are! Look forward to reading your ride...
Forum: Day Trippin' 05-23-2013, 07:44 PM
Replies: 78
Views: 8,628
Posted By DaveWave
Wow!

Glad to hear you are OK! This is not the first time I have heard of someone getting surprised by a gust of wind from passing a big rig. Good luck in your search for the next bike.
Forum: Equipment 05-18-2013, 01:40 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,119
Posted By DaveWave
Tire pricing

Hard to beat Rocky Mountain ATV/MC for pricing and free shipping...
Forum: Equipment 04-16-2013, 07:30 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 8,726
Posted By DaveWave
Soft bags

Has anyone looked/put hands on the HT Mojave bags? THose are supposed to have a waterproof, removable liner with a roll top closure. Would be nice to see a comparison between those and the Wolfman...
Forum: Equipment 04-14-2013, 09:05 AM
Replies: 45
Views: 8,726
Posted By DaveWave
I wish Wolfman still offered the Teton...

I wish Wolfman still offered the Teton bags…seemed like a good compromise between the Expeditions and the Rocky Mountain bags...
Forum: Equipment 04-14-2013, 09:03 AM
Replies: 45
Views: 8,726
Posted By DaveWave
Thanks for the review Nylon…looks like great...

Thanks for the review Nylon…looks like great stuff. In my search for some great soft luggage I have looked at a lot of bags and you have confirmed what my concern was with these…just a touch to wide.
Forum: Day Trippin' 03-09-2013, 07:58 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 5,533
Posted By DaveWave
Nice pics! Gotta ask…what did you do with your...

Nice pics! Gotta ask…what did you do with your DR650 that you had used on the Great Divide ride?
Forum: Ride reports 02-05-2013, 08:34 PM
Replies: 392
Views: 63,475
Posted By DaveWave
Docking Pilot, Have to ask how you like the...

Docking Pilot,
Have to ask how you like the Wolfman Expedition bags. I have a DR650 myself and can't decide whether to get the Expedition bags or add some Seahorse cases to the Wolfman racks for...
Forum: Day Trippin' 12-30-2012, 01:16 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 7,495
Posted By DaveWave
Thanks for the photos…I grew up near White Salmon...

Thanks for the photos…I grew up near White Salmon and covered a lot of miles on dirt bikes under the BPA power lines in that neck of the woods in the early to late 80s. The spot where you took the...
Forum: Ride reports 11-22-2012, 09:47 AM
Replies: 100
Views: 20,665
Posted By DaveWave
Tony, So sorry to hear about your surprise...

Tony,

So sorry to hear about your surprise upon arriving home. On a positive note, you may well have found another vocation to follow in life…writing the next "Zen and the Art of Motorcycle...
Forum: Americas 10-23-2012, 07:34 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 3,761
Posted By DaveWave
Coast to coast

Congrats on getting the first steps of your trip out of the way! Sounds like a wonderful adventure with your significant other. Having grown up in the Columbia River Gorge (White Salmon) I would...
Forum: Equipment 09-28-2012, 06:50 PM
Replies: 80
Views: 14,368
Posted By DaveWave
FLY Trekker Helmet

Hey Mark,

Ironically I just bought a FLY Trekker DS helmet and took my first ride out past Driggs and Jackson Hole today. For the money I don't think this helmet can be beat! I wanted to buy a...
Forum: Day Trippin' 07-06-2012, 11:54 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 5,168
Posted By DaveWave
Home!

Gotta tell ya…your ride report took me back to my home as I grew up in White Salmon and lived there until I went to college after which my parent moved out of the Gorge. It is a totally different...
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