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Forum: Thumpers 04-30-2015, 09:41 AM
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Posted By Homercules
I don't have that many miles on mine since the...

I don't have that many miles on mine since the install 2 years ago...maybe 10k miles. All is good though. Slight gear whine in second is gone, a little in third still. Shifts as good as ever and I...
Forum: Layin' down tracks 04-22-2015, 12:11 PM
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Views: 192,428
Posted By Homercules
Good advice. I'll just dive in and start using...

Good advice. I'll just dive in and start using it exclusively. I'm comfortable using it as a pda etc just not with the Garmin part.

I'm also planning on getting an inreach so that is another...
Forum: Thumpers 04-22-2015, 11:55 AM
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Posted By Homercules
I'm planning on doing my sm wheels on the next...

I'm planning on doing my sm wheels on the next tire change. I'll have to read up on the Woody's way but I have an idea of my own using heat shrink with the adhesive. My stock Excel wheels are...
Forum: Layin' down tracks 04-22-2015, 09:58 AM
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Posted By Homercules
Monterra or 276?

I'm planning a WABDR and OBRDR trip for late this summer and I'm still a bit nervous about solely relying on the Monterra. My old GPS is a 276C but I have made a really nice mount for the Monterra. ...
Forum: Thumpers 04-22-2015, 09:30 AM
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Posted By Homercules
Tubeless SM Wheels

Is anyone running Tubeless wheels? Either converted/modified wheels or new ones?
Forum: Thumpers 04-03-2015, 10:32 AM
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Posted By Homercules
My take on tire changes & rim locks

Hi all

I've been reading peoples opinions on trail side tire changes a number of posts back and I thought I would throw in my 2 cents.

After messing around with tire changes and pinching tubes...
Forum: Thumpers 04-03-2015, 10:00 AM
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Posted By Homercules
aww crap. I just picked up the Hyde because I...

aww crap. I just picked up the Hyde because I couldn't stand the amount of noise from the Moose plate I'm using. Even after drilling holes in the sides, bed lining and using rubber washers its...
Forum: Vendors 04-02-2015, 09:34 PM
Replies: 1,815
Views: 246,938
Posted By Homercules
Hi Michael I have been using my Hydro 3 for...

Hi Michael

I have been using my Hydro 3 for the last year cycling and moto-ing and its been fantastic! Looking to extend the capacity at some point soon with a US-5. Only problem I have is the...
Forum: Thumpers 03-09-2015, 12:00 PM
Replies: 26,750
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Posted By Homercules
+1 on the exhaust. I would like to make a...

+1 on the exhaust. I would like to make a lighter version of the stocker.

Are you running a 606 in the front as well?
Forum: Thumpers 02-13-2015, 11:44 AM
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Posted By Homercules
Whats this Pro4Plus? The only thing that came up...

Whats this Pro4Plus? The only thing that came up on a search was male enhancement pills.
Forum: Thumpers 02-13-2015, 10:50 AM
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Posted By Homercules
I've been running Rotella dino oil from day one. ...

I've been running Rotella dino oil from day one. Over 25000kms now and still on first stator (though I did order a spare).

I guess you never know.
Forum: Thumpers 02-10-2015, 10:09 AM
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Posted By Homercules
112 should work but I would get a longer chain...

112 should work but I would get a longer chain and test fit it before cutting to length. I once ran a 14/48 on 112 links and it was in the middle of the range. You want to make sure you are not too...
Forum: Thumpers 01-26-2015, 01:11 PM
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Posted By Homercules
3x3 mod is about it for performance but tuned to...

3x3 mod is about it for performance but tuned to perfection!

I have also striped/modified my bike so it weights 300lbs fully fueled if that makes any difference...maybe not... since I weight 210...
Forum: Thumpers 01-26-2015, 10:15 AM
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Posted By Homercules
I've had a set of ACT gears installed for a...

I've had a set of ACT gears installed for a couple of years and about 10000kms now. Still running great.

I run a 14/41 in SM trim and have tried 13/46 & 14/46 in my adv setup. Probably try a...
Forum: Thumpers 07-15-2014, 09:30 AM
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Posted By Homercules
Myself and a friend had the ACT gears installed...

Myself and a friend had the ACT gears installed last year in anticipation of some long trips (WABDR, Moab etc) and they have been great. It dosen't make it into a 6 speed but if you need to ride a...
Forum: Layin' down tracks 12-06-2013, 02:10 PM
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Posted By Homercules
Thanks! And I did see that the Garmin...

Thanks!

And I did see that the Garmin Monterra with US Topo has 3GB instead of the 6GB they report for the basic version. I would rather load map pieces of either free or 24K and have more space...
Forum: Layin' down tracks 12-06-2013, 11:04 AM
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Posted By Homercules
I find it funny that the closest Garmin came to...

I find it funny that the closest Garmin came to 'arguably' the best adventure gps (276c and maybe the 60) was never intended for motorcycle use.

I had fears about the 276c when I bought it; it was...
Forum: Pacific Northwet - Where it's green. And wet. 09-02-2013, 08:58 PM
Replies: 2,777
Views: 341,119
Posted By Homercules
Hey scharfg glad you posted up! We did follow...

Hey scharfg glad you posted up! We did follow your intel and skipped the end (for us). We really enjoyed the twisty pavement bypass. Specially those with converted supermotos:D
Forum: Pacific Northwet - Where it's green. And wet. 09-01-2013, 03:17 PM
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Posted By Homercules
Our little group of 3 klrs & 2 drzs finished the...

Our little group of 3 klrs & 2 drzs finished the wabdr a week ago. We did Whipsaw trail before starting and that was good prep. NOT recommended on a loaded bike or anything bigger than a 400...I...
Forum: Pacific Northwet - Where it's green. And wet. 08-06-2013, 12:17 PM
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Views: 341,119
Posted By Homercules
Thanks! I really haven't done any research on...

Thanks! I really haven't done any research on this trail except for what I've heard through friends. We will just be following along with some 4x4s this time but since we can move faster I'll make...
Forum: Pacific Northwet - Where it's green. And wet. 08-06-2013, 12:13 PM
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Views: 341,119
Posted By Homercules
Excellent. We should see you on the trail...

Excellent. We should see you on the trail somewhere. We might be going slow since it's harder to keep 5 bikes moving at a decent pace.
Forum: Pacific Northwet - Where it's green. And wet. 08-02-2013, 09:54 AM
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Views: 341,119
Posted By Homercules
fyi

A group of 5 of us on 2 Drzs and 3 KLRs are going to head North to South starting on Aug 19 after hitting the Whipsaw trails near Princeton BC. Just trying to get up to speed on re-routes and...
Forum: Thumpers 08-01-2013, 10:49 AM
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Posted By Homercules
The skid plate will echo a lot of sound up to the...

The skid plate will echo a lot of sound up to the rider. You may have a slight exhaust leak. My FMF header did not seal that great at the head.
Forum: Thumpers 07-18-2013, 11:01 AM
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Posted By Homercules
I've got the Wolfman racks on my bike and they...

I've got the Wolfman racks on my bike and they are definitely strong. The frame tabs you mount them to will probably give out before the racks.

I didn't like how much they stick out so I mounted...
Forum: Thumpers 05-16-2013, 07:29 AM
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Posted By Homercules
I change my own tires on my SM. I have no problem...

I change my own tires on my SM. I have no problem changing offroad tires on my offroad rims with simple tire irons and a milk crate but the street rims/tires are a different matter. Street tires are...
Forum: Thumpers 05-01-2013, 02:04 PM
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Posted By Homercules
Nice setup! I did the same thing for awhile and...

Nice setup! I did the same thing for awhile and it worked great.

I would also suggest you get one of those small cargo nets for your stuff strapped to the top of your duffel. And put something...
Forum: Thumpers 04-05-2013, 09:10 AM
Replies: 26,750
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Posted By Homercules
+1 I put a zip tie on my fork to see how...

+1

I put a zip tie on my fork to see how much travel I was using in Moab last year. Dropping off a few ledges, big rocks and small jumps and used only 75% of my travel. Never felt harsh and...
Forum: Thumpers 03-14-2013, 12:02 PM
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Posted By Homercules
But those are for race track use only! Any other...

But those are for race track use only! Any other use violates the law!
:deal

:rofl
Forum: Thumpers 02-27-2013, 10:42 AM
Replies: 26,750
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Posted By Homercules
+1 A few years ago I installed the 12...

+1

A few years ago I installed the 12 O'clock Labs edge tail light upgrade and noticed that their signals in the tail light ran out of sync. I emailed them and they sent me a set of those...
Forum: Thumpers 10-30-2012, 08:50 AM
Replies: 26,750
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Posted By Homercules
I converted my SM to offroad and it's been great....

I converted my SM to offroad and it's been great. Not sure about the fork comments...the fork is set up for road work but when set up for offroad is fantastic. I prefer it to the old school S fork...
Forum: Thumpers 09-25-2012, 08:46 AM
Replies: 26,750
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Posted By Homercules
Funny, looks just like my IMS. I also tried a...

Funny, looks just like my IMS. I also tried a universal IMS tank cap and it did not fit!
Forum: Equipment 04-10-2011, 08:26 PM
Replies: 75
Views: 10,300
Posted By Homercules
Thumb +1 for a Yaesu 7R. Mine has gone everywhere in...

+1 for a Yaesu 7R. Mine has gone everywhere in the last 3 years and its still going strong.
Forum: Equipment 09-14-2009, 01:47 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 4,820
Posted By Homercules
I bought the Klim Valdez jacket after I saw it in...

I bought the Klim Valdez jacket after I saw it in a store and read a few reviews (even about one guy who used it in the Dakar). It was originally a snowmobile jacket but there a number of people...
Forum: Americas 03-04-2008, 02:39 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,315
Posted By Homercules
That's a pretty quick trip for so much to see! ...

That's a pretty quick trip for so much to see!

I suggest you go to the Royal Tyrrell Museum in Drumheller.

http://www.traveldrumheller.com/royal-tyrrell-museum.html

It makes the trip...
Forum: Thumpers 10-05-2006, 10:53 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 5,724
Posted By Homercules
I just put a set of Moose bars and guards on....

I just put a set of Moose bars and guards on. Required a slight bend to fit but well worth it!

I really like the smaller hand guards, they just don't catch the wind like the stockers!
Forum: Thumpers 08-30-2006, 01:12 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 2,458
Posted By Homercules
That's definately Peter Jackson (before LOTR)! ...

That's definately Peter Jackson (before LOTR)!

:rofl
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