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Forum: The Rockies It's all downhill from here... 04-16-2015, 05:08 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 914
Posted By Exploron
You can grab a shower at the Durango rec center...

You can grab a shower at the Durango rec center or the laundry place next to Durango brewing, then a couple free camping options are Hermosa c.g. or head West out of town up the hill to La Plata...
Forum: The Rockies It's all downhill from here... 04-08-2015, 09:43 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,393
Posted By Exploron
Modette, Holy Crapsickle! :eek1 Did that...

Modette,
Holy Crapsickle! :eek1

Did that poor Toureg sustain any damage?

Deleted dumb joke.
Forum: Ride reports 04-06-2015, 12:47 PM
Replies: 95
Views: 19,014
Posted By Exploron
Cool report and like your witty writing style. ...

Cool report and like your witty writing style. Just enough details with great pics. Mung now added to my lexicon.
Carry on.
Forum: Ride reports 04-06-2015, 12:06 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 4,610
Posted By Exploron
It appears that you were being harassed by the...

It appears that you were being harassed by the CHP. 75 mph? C'mon.
It's none of his damn business where you are coming from or going. Good that you didn't get testy with him, though. Better to...
Forum: Americas 04-02-2015, 11:28 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 398
Posted By Exploron
You have chosen a very popular spot and if you...

You have chosen a very popular spot and if you haven't ridden the area, you will be blown away by the beauty.
I would try to avoid riding over Imogene and Black Bear when there are Jeep or FJ...
Forum: Americas 04-02-2015, 09:47 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 930
Posted By Exploron
Sounds like the WRT permit is going to happen. I...

Sounds like the WRT permit is going to happen. I was hoping it wouldn't and sent in my comment opposing it.

I have ridden it CCW twice, alone, on klr650 and te610. I like the experience of...
Forum: Face plant 03-22-2015, 08:02 PM
Replies: 118
Views: 39,599
Posted By Exploron
I'm staying off Suzuki's and buying a colon...

I'm staying off Suzuki's and buying a colon protector.
Forum: The Rockies It's all downhill from here... 03-19-2015, 07:08 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,393
Posted By Exploron
Sent in my comment. I'm not in need of any more...

Sent in my comment. I'm not in need of any more management. I guarantee any new permit won't remain free for long.
Forum: Thumpers 03-18-2015, 10:52 AM
Replies: 26,999
Views: 3,919,429
Posted By Exploron
woodruff key

I have read the threads on the 610 woodruff key issue and remember it being a size #9 (3/16"x3/4"). I haven't looked at mine yet, but have stock key on order from Hall's in case.
Forum: Thumpers 03-13-2015, 10:05 AM
Replies: 231
Views: 16,561
Posted By Exploron
Still have some love for the KLR

2000 KLR 650 was my first "dirt bike".
I learned to ride off-road on it. The weight punished me often, but its reliability and willingness to try anything earned my respect. Yes, it is ugly and...
Forum: Thumpers 01-15-2015, 07:19 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,635
Posted By Exploron
Not really a clone of a Husky TE610/630 if it has...

Not really a clone of a Husky TE610/630 if it has a 19" front wheel.
Forum: ADVrider annual rallies 11-20-2014, 08:34 PM
Replies: 206
Views: 31,380
Posted By Exploron
Sounds good. IN I actually like Gunnison a...

Sounds good. IN
I actually like Gunnison a lot. Not touristy, good folks. Was there this past Summer kicking around and then checked out the CB Vinotok festival. Damn fun and hordes of the...
Forum: Ride reports 06-03-2013, 09:09 PM
Replies: 193
Views: 34,349
Posted By Exploron
Have a great ride guys. I am a former XT225...

Have a great ride guys.
I am a former XT225 rider. I guess it was my first small dirt bike. I really liked it, for the most part. It was very capable offroad and would go nearly anywhere. ...
Forum: Ride reports 05-28-2013, 10:24 PM
Replies: 182
Views: 24,724
Posted By Exploron
Enjoying your ride report and your perspective...

Enjoying your ride report and your perspective from abroad.
You mentioned that you were offered a "redneck" job in the oil fields. I believe the term is a "roughneck". Probably pays well, but is...
Forum: Thumpers 02-05-2013, 06:41 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,858
Posted By Exploron
I have some year 2000 era Kawi brand soft saddle...

I have some year 2000 era Kawi brand soft saddle bags. They are on the bike right now and have been used alot. I think I have the slightly larger ones and they hold more than 5 lbs no problem,...
Forum: Thumpers 01-26-2013, 10:19 AM
Replies: 85
Views: 13,383
Posted By Exploron
Very cool... and tempting to put in a reservation...

Very cool... and tempting to put in a reservation for one. It seems like this new offering is approaching trials bike capability, but with a seat and a can be purchased in a street legal model.
I...
Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 06-04-2012, 10:42 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 447
Posted By Exploron
I swapped out the stock r/r for the Shindengen...

I swapped out the stock r/r for the Shindengen FH012. I think I bought mine off Ebay from Jason motoelectrix for about $90. I see I got the new wiring lead from Bike Bandit part #TI-T2500676 for...
Forum: Canada 05-01-2012, 07:35 AM
Replies: 46
Views: 2,991
Posted By Exploron
I never knew whether the foot-down thing was...

I never knew whether the foot-down thing was required for a lawful stop. I guess it is at least in some states. I usually put one down anyway.
I would love to see a lot fewer traffic cops...
Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 04-22-2012, 09:06 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 10,445
Posted By Exploron
It seems most are urging you to buy something...

It seems most are urging you to buy something used with cash. For $2,500, it would be a KLR, DR or something similar. Maybe an older steamer Tiger?
Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 04-19-2012, 08:07 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,215
Posted By Exploron
That's quite a few miles. You might do a search...

That's quite a few miles. You might do a search to see how many miles the girlie Tigers are good for before something in the motor wears out. Maintenance and care goes a long way. I hope my '06 will...
Forum: Day Trippin' 04-19-2012, 07:30 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 4,701
Posted By Exploron
I've ridden it twice solo on a Husky TE 610. ...

I've ridden it twice solo on a Husky TE 610. Both times counter-clockwise. I won't do it in June again.
It's a breath-taking ride.
If you leave and return to Moab, it's a long day's ride. I...
Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 04-01-2012, 09:52 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 3,469
Posted By Exploron
I have to agree that all the abbreviations can be...

I have to agree that all the abbreviations can be annoying. Usually, context allows you to decipher them.
I'm part of the small minority that doesn't text and only knows a few of the dozens of...
Forum: Day Trippin' 02-20-2012, 09:38 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 2,997
Posted By Exploron
Nice report and good to know that rocky s.o.b....

Nice report and good to know that rocky s.o.b. can be ridden down to the hot springs. I was riding Dugas alone a couple months ago on a KLR and got within a mile or two of the Verde rim and decided...
Forum: Thumpers 01-21-2012, 11:56 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 2,191
Posted By Exploron
Depends on the county. No emissions testing in...

Depends on the county. No emissions testing in Yavapai where I live.
Most likely you're talking about Maricopa? Someone from there may comment.
Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 01-12-2012, 08:23 AM
Replies: 81
Views: 12,129
Posted By Exploron
Yep, just looked at some old gas receipts showing...

Yep, just looked at some old gas receipts showing 48-50 mpg U.S.
I think the guy on post #17 made a good point.
Perhaps the comparo needs to be with the V-strom 1000?
That might just be the ticket...
Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 01-11-2012, 09:06 PM
Replies: 81
Views: 12,129
Posted By Exploron
I've ridden and like both. I could have bought...

I've ridden and like both.
I could have bought my bro's squeaky clean, babied V-strom that he doesn't ride much. Instead, I rolled the dice and had a used '06 Tiger shipped from a Ga dealer to me...
Forum: Ride reports 11-12-2011, 09:00 AM
Replies: 156
Views: 29,521
Posted By Exploron
Thumb Shibby!, Great ride report so far! :clap You...

Shibby!,
Great ride report so far! :clap
You are putting some miles/km's on that XR.
Thanks for the Algo crossing tip. That sounds like the way to go for an Az crossing heading to SF and down....
Forum: Americas 11-08-2011, 10:36 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,453
Posted By Exploron
Thanks for the replies. I'll starting pm'ing...

Thanks for the replies. I'll starting pm'ing some guys to see what's coming together.

JJdrzAZ, the recent Baja thread on Trip Planning was started by tobster9. There are a few guys that posted...
Forum: Americas 11-07-2011, 04:13 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 677
Posted By Exploron
KingsX, I'm thinking about heading down in a...

KingsX,
I'm thinking about heading down in a couple weeks, crossing in Tecate, then San Felipe down to Loreto, mostly dirt if I can have it my way, but not planning on going to the mainland. Maybe...
Forum: Americas 11-07-2011, 04:06 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,453
Posted By Exploron
tbarstow, Looks like Trip Planning was where I...

tbarstow,
Looks like Trip Planning was where I should have started this thread.
Lots more action over there. Thanks for your reply.
I'm hoping to head down there in a couple weeks if I get my...
Forum: Americas 11-07-2011, 03:58 PM
Replies: 132
Views: 11,866
Posted By Exploron
Another solo rider

Adding myself to the list of lone riders wanting to do a Nov/Dec Baja ride. I posted a thread over in Upcoming, but should have put it here in Trip Planning... duh.
Anyway, I'll PM a few of you...
Forum: Americas 11-07-2011, 09:24 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,140
Posted By Exploron
A couple weeks ago, I truck-camped at the Slick...

A couple weeks ago, I truck-camped at the Slick Rock RV park on the NW side of Moab for about $25/night. It worked well as a base to do the White Rim Trail and the Gemini Bridges area riding. The...
Forum: Americas 11-07-2011, 08:55 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,453
Posted By Exploron
Question Baja in Nov/Dec 2011 - Anyone Going?

Getting first snows here in Prescott, Az. ...makes a guy think about other places, like Baja. :D
Putting out the feelers to see if there are any small groups (or soloists) headed down which might...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 07-11-2011, 10:23 AM
Replies: 436
Views: 70,164
Posted By Exploron
"This bike can do it all" Tried that one for...

"This bike can do it all"

Tried that one for several years with the KLR. While it's true to a point, it can be painful proving that point.
Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 06-19-2011, 10:21 AM
Replies: 1,684
Views: 268,124
Posted By Exploron
In answer to above poll... If Suzi offered...

In answer to above poll...

If Suzi offered all that and one-upped the Tiger, I probably would get one, provided I liked the ride. If Suzi priced their off-road version at $10k, they'd still be...
Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 06-15-2011, 07:50 AM
Replies: 1,684
Views: 268,124
Posted By Exploron
I, too find this tactic annoying. I didn't...

I, too find this tactic annoying. I didn't follow the lead-up with the Tiger 800, so I didn't get the opportunity to be soured on that one.
I'll still wait and see what the hell the improvements...
Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 06-10-2011, 12:31 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 2,088
Posted By Exploron
11 year resident of Prescott, so I'll chime in...

11 year resident of Prescott, so I'll chime in here.
Prescott is becoming a mix of all sorts, which to me, is good. I like seeing the town get younger demographically. Still no real traffic, no...
Forum: British Beasts: Triumph Tigers 06-09-2011, 10:40 AM
Replies: 21,965
Views: 4,250,996
Posted By Exploron
XC demo

I drove down to Phx yesterday and Demo'd an XC. With all the buzz about this bike, I was surprised there was a demo available. I did about a 30 minute city ride, so no offroad impressions could be...
Forum: Day Trippin' 06-08-2011, 08:33 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 5,491
Posted By Exploron
Thumb You guys are making me jealous! I love...

You guys are making me jealous! I love Austin.... and you found Ski Shores.
Good work.
I guess Emma Long City Park was full. That is a great place to camp while in Austin. There are a couple...
Forum: British Beasts: Triumph Tigers 06-06-2011, 11:52 AM
Replies: 21,965
Views: 4,250,996
Posted By Exploron
Question Tiger800 Forum

Nevermind.
I had to fiddle with my spam filter setting to receive their activation e-mail.

Please proceed........
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