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Forum: The Rockies – It's all downhill from here... 04-27-2015, 09:31 AM
Replies: 195
Views: 23,089
Posted By The Breeze
I would recommend flying into SLC. Ride from SLC...

I would recommend flying into SLC. Ride from SLC to Strawberry Reservoir (beyond Heber City on US40). Head South off-road at the reservoir to Soldier Summit (on US6). Take US6 several miles West...
Forum: British Beasts: Triumph Tigers 04-11-2015, 11:19 PM
Replies: 1,159
Views: 127,116
Posted By The Breeze
I have a 2012 800XC…but basically the same bike. ...

I have a 2012 800XC…but basically the same bike. It has just shy of 31k miles on the clock….nothing but oil changes, tires, and new chain/sprockets. It's been flawless……it's also been to Cabo San...
Forum: Americas 03-18-2015, 08:06 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 661
Posted By The Breeze
The first time I rode that section of the TAT, I...

The first time I rode that section of the TAT, I was on my WR250R with stock gearing and loaded. It worked but was not ideal. I've subsequently geared my WR way down (13/50).

The DRZ obviously...
Forum: Americas 03-11-2015, 06:48 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 622
Posted By The Breeze
+1 :clap Another reason to head his advice...

+1 :clap

Another reason to head his advice regarding point 4, is that the ferry across Lake Powell will most likely not be running in May.

I've done this route several times……it never gets old....
Forum: Americas 02-26-2015, 09:01 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 478
Posted By The Breeze
+1 Check the bushducks site…..it is accurate and...

+1 Check the bushducks site…..it is accurate and updated on a regular basis. The "typical" time to plan the TAT across the Colorado passes is on or after July 1st. However, this winter has been...
Forum: Americas 11-16-2014, 07:59 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 3,769
Posted By The Breeze
I'm no expert on packing/transportation……but I...

I'm no expert on packing/transportation……but I have shipped my DR650 to Chile and to South Africa. I was involved in unpacking the bikes both times. In both cases, bikes were not packed hanging...
Forum: Americas 11-08-2014, 08:22 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 627
Posted By The Breeze
Either of the bikes you've mentioned will be...

Either of the bikes you've mentioned will be great. Lighter is better….so I'd give the nod to the DRZ. Same goes for your luggage….minimal quantity/weight is best.

If you go with the DRZ and...
Forum: Americas 10-07-2014, 09:23 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 489
Posted By The Breeze
SA = South America TAT = Trans America Trail

SA = South America

TAT = Trans America Trail
Forum: British Beasts: Triumph Tigers 10-03-2014, 07:38 PM
Replies: 1,886
Views: 246,111
Posted By The Breeze
+1 :deal

+1 :deal
Forum: Ride reports 09-30-2014, 08:33 PM
Replies: 175
Views: 30,616
Posted By The Breeze
IN :freaky

IN :freaky
Forum: Americas 08-09-2014, 10:01 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 2,522
Posted By The Breeze
I have a pair of combat boots, as well. Fine...

I have a pair of combat boots, as well. Fine boots for the tarmac…..but IMO a no go for the dirt. I went down hard (wearing the combat boots) in the dirt and was lucky to walk away with a severely...
Forum: British Beasts: Triumph Tigers 07-23-2014, 09:21 AM
Replies: 21,979
Views: 4,268,631
Posted By The Breeze
[QUOTE haha - in my case yes, I'm only 5'9" so...

[QUOTE haha - in my case yes, I'm only 5'9" so that's how I get on most bikes ...but, even if I were taller, with the drybag and the pile of stuff in the back I can't think of a better way to do...
Forum: Thumpers 07-05-2014, 01:55 PM
Replies: 1,644
Views: 344,917
Posted By The Breeze
+1 :nod In my mind either a wide range...

+1 :nod


In my mind either a wide range (very wide) 5-speed trans or even better, a 6-speed trans (with the 6th gear being a pure overdrive gear) is going to be required for my needs.

My Dr650...
Forum: Ride reports 07-01-2014, 10:48 PM
Replies: 524
Views: 74,190
Posted By The Breeze
My thoughts exactly…..rode through Cabo as...

My thoughts exactly…..rode through Cabo as quickly as possible….

However, there is a great little town South East of La Paz called Los Barriles. Nice little town…only intended on staying the...
Forum: British Beasts: Triumph Tigers 06-30-2014, 08:40 AM
Replies: 21,979
Views: 4,268,631
Posted By The Breeze
Wd-40

I used the WD-40 while on the trail (in the middle of Baja)….to get my bike to idle properly…..in other words, a quick fix. Worked like a charm and I didn't have to remove tank, etc. to get back on...
Forum: British Beasts: Triumph Tigers 06-29-2014, 07:32 PM
Replies: 21,979
Views: 4,268,631
Posted By The Breeze
When you cleaned the stepper motor…….did you...

When you cleaned the stepper motor…….did you simply clean the plunger? Or did you grease it as well. If so, what type of grease?

Mines been acting up….but I've just sprayed it with WD40 to...
Forum: Americas 06-12-2014, 08:40 AM
Replies: 993
Views: 157,581
Posted By The Breeze
Hmmm…… Kick stand kill switch wire cut? It's...

Hmmm…… Kick stand kill switch wire cut? It's very exposed and I could see how it could be cut when the bike hit the pothole. Anyway, need more info….
Forum: Americas 06-11-2014, 10:23 PM
Replies: 993
Views: 157,581
Posted By The Breeze
Heather, Please describe your issue (either...

Heather,

Please describe your issue (either here) or even better on the "Tiger 800 Problems; for reference only please" thread, which is located in the "Beasts" section. A lot of knowledge...
Forum: Thumpers 06-02-2014, 10:06 PM
Replies: 101
Views: 44,548
Posted By The Breeze
Pot calling the kettle black…..

Pot calling the kettle black…..
Forum: Regional forums 05-29-2014, 07:48 PM
Replies: 108
Views: 14,639
Posted By The Breeze
+1 :lol3 It was a great ride. Kane Creek...

+1 :lol3

It was a great ride. Kane Creek was definitely one of the highlights of the trip for me!
Forum: West – California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 05-28-2014, 08:07 AM
Replies: 547
Views: 64,576
Posted By The Breeze
+1 Precisely what I did :1drink

+1 Precisely what I did :1drink
Forum: West – California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 05-26-2014, 08:40 AM
Replies: 547
Views: 64,576
Posted By The Breeze
As stated earlier…the locked gate shown in the...

As stated earlier…the locked gate shown in the picture is NOT the route. I did the same thing….backtracked (less than a mile) and took the road that turned to the left. After getting on the correct...
Forum: Thumpers 05-16-2014, 08:01 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 549
Posted By The Breeze
Very minor differences/updates between model...

Very minor differences/updates between model years….. If you want a WR250R and it's a good deal…jump on it! Some of the 2008's had a bad fuel pump (it's about the only weak link on the bike). They...
Forum: British Beasts: Triumph Tigers 05-12-2014, 04:42 PM
Replies: 4,914
Views: 729,103
Posted By The Breeze
I just rode the bike down to the Baja (mostly...

I just rode the bike down to the Baja (mostly pavement and light off-road)….then back up the AZBDR and Portions of the UTBDR. I ran TKC80's and they worked perfectly. However, after I scared the...
Forum: British Beasts: Triumph Tigers 05-12-2014, 10:11 AM
Replies: 4,914
Views: 729,103
Posted By The Breeze
Can anyone advise how these tires perform on wet...

Can anyone advise how these tires perform on wet sealed roads?

Hopefully better than the Heidenau Scouts….. If so, I may try this tire next time around.
Forum: Thumpers 05-12-2014, 09:50 AM
Replies: 1,644
Views: 344,917
Posted By The Breeze
Great :thumb Thanks again for the info:clap

Great :thumb

Thanks again for the info:clap
Forum: Thumpers 05-10-2014, 11:05 PM
Replies: 1,644
Views: 344,917
Posted By The Breeze
Sounds like the gearing is acceptable but...

Sounds like the gearing is acceptable but marginal for long days on the slab?? If the gear box is as wide as a DR650 or a WR250R….that would be great! What I'm trying to avoid is a close ratio...
Forum: Thumpers 05-09-2014, 10:11 PM
Replies: 48,914
Views: 10,160,638
Posted By The Breeze
I hated my stock seat as well. I installed a...

I hated my stock seat as well. I installed a "Seat Concepts" seat and I can ride all day….day after day. Check it out, they are very reasonably priced (you use the stock seat pan).
Forum: Thumpers 05-09-2014, 03:36 PM
Replies: 1,644
Views: 344,917
Posted By The Breeze
Minky, Thanks for the reviews/write...

Minky,

Thanks for the reviews/write ups:clap:clap

Couple of questions:

1) The video says that the bike is "vibey"…… How would you compare the vibes in the CCM vs your KLR?

2) How...
Forum: Americas 05-07-2014, 11:05 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 861
Posted By The Breeze
+1 on this advice. I have both the DR650 and the...

+1 on this advice. I have both the DR650 and the WR250R.

Based on your use, you can't go wrong with either bike.

I can cruise all day on my WR at 70mph (at sea level). When you get into...
Forum: Equipment 04-22-2014, 10:45 AM
Replies: 46
Views: 3,939
Posted By The Breeze
I echo the above comments…. Had a Big Agnes...

I echo the above comments….

Had a Big Agnes synthetic bag (Encampment 15)…….not even close to being good down to 15 degrees. Had the worst night sleep of my life (i.e., none) during a 30 degree...
Forum: Thumpers 03-26-2014, 04:35 PM
Replies: 1,644
Views: 344,917
Posted By The Breeze
This is fantastic news :clap:clap:clap

This is fantastic news :clap:clap:clap
Forum: British Beasts: Triumph Tigers 03-24-2014, 09:25 AM
Replies: 1,886
Views: 246,111
Posted By The Breeze
Had a similar issue with mine. I may be the side...

Had a similar issue with mine. I may be the side stand switch….. I know you tested with the kickstand up and down (I did this too, and it still turned out to be my side stand switch).

Try this...
Forum: Americas 03-08-2014, 07:27 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 886
Posted By The Breeze
You may want to take a look at Motodiscovery. ...

You may want to take a look at Motodiscovery. They are doing a Training/Ride combo in Moab, UT this spring. I took their training course in Copper Canyon, Mexico back in 09. The training is...
Forum: Thumpers 01-25-2014, 11:09 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,841
Posted By The Breeze
Would be very interested in seeing your entire...

Would be very interested in seeing your entire build.

I've been thinking about building a DRZ for over landing/RTW trips. My DR650 will do it, but is too heavy…..my WR250 will do it, but not...
Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 01-25-2014, 10:42 AM
Replies: 54
Views: 4,246
Posted By The Breeze
+1 :thumb I have a Tiger 800 XC, a WR250R,...

+1 :thumb

I have a Tiger 800 XC, a WR250R, and a DR650.

As others have said, I would also highly recommend that you get a DR650.

This bike will do everything you want to do. It will run...
Forum: Equipment 01-19-2014, 10:17 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 6,635
Posted By The Breeze
If your adventure riding involves...

If your adventure riding involves dirt......especially if it involves sand or mud......do yourself a favor and get the Sidi Crossfires. I had to learn the hard way. Never again. From that day on,...
Forum: Thumpers 01-10-2014, 11:24 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 2,464
Posted By The Breeze
For the trip you are describing and your current...

For the trip you are describing and your current skill level, Lighter is better...simpler is better.....

A great compromise is the DR650. It's a fantastic bike for this trip. I chose one for...
Forum: British Beasts: Triumph Tigers 01-07-2014, 11:10 AM
Replies: 51
Views: 11,340
Posted By The Breeze
"Mapping" is the software that controls the fuel...

"Mapping" is the software that controls the fuel injection system. As your bike is still under warranty, take it to the dealer....tell them your issue....and have them "up-load" the latest software...
Forum: Thumpers 01-04-2014, 10:47 PM
Replies: 1,644
Views: 344,917
Posted By The Breeze
+1000 This is the bike I've been waiting...

+1000

This is the bike I've been waiting for.... If CCM imports this bike to the US, I'll be all over it.
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