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Forum: Pacific Northwet - Where it's green. And wet. Yesterday, 12:11 PM
Replies: 72
Views: 12,697
Posted By eakins
We should be seeing sneak peaks any day now. ...

We should be seeing sneak peaks any day now.
They are coming out a little slower this time.
I'll post when I get notice.

DVD and tracks (& maps) will all be available for the Premiere attendees...
Forum: Pacific Northwet - Where it's green. And wet. Yesterday, 12:06 PM
Replies: 72
Views: 12,697
Posted By eakins
Thanks!

Thanks!
Forum: Pacific Northwet - Where it's green. And wet. Yesterday, 12:06 PM
Replies: 72
Views: 12,697
Posted By eakins
IDBDR map goes to press this monday :clap We...

IDBDR map goes to press this monday :clap

We all just saw the preview pdf of the map and it's a SWEET route!
Forum: Vendors 12-18-2014, 01:00 AM
Replies: 118
Views: 13,010
Posted By eakins
When :ear ?

When :ear ?
Forum: Beasts 12-18-2014, 12:19 AM
Replies: 4,226
Views: 804,517
Posted By eakins
I like manual shifting because it keeps my brain...

I like manual shifting because it keeps my brain more active when I'm moving & I like that!
Forum: Vendors 12-17-2014, 11:03 PM
Replies: 1,126
Views: 162,040
Posted By eakins
Sweet. Enjoy! The WABDR is getting a...

Sweet. Enjoy!



The WABDR is getting a v2 update. We were all group discussing it yesterday. The updates and tweaks are all done and it's in the cue to print on the 29th. I'm guessing we will...
Forum: Vendors 12-17-2014, 10:56 PM
Replies: 1,126
Views: 162,040
Posted By eakins
I do believe at that price you need to pay for...

I do believe at that price you need to pay for shipping.
Forum: Vendors 12-17-2014, 02:39 PM
Replies: 1,126
Views: 162,040
Posted By eakins
Thanks & enjoy! Sounds like a great tour...

Thanks & enjoy!
Sounds like a great tour :clap
Forum: Vendors 12-17-2014, 02:36 PM
Replies: 1,126
Views: 162,040
Posted By eakins
Dream.Plan.Ride http://www.butlermaps.com/ ...

Dream.Plan.Ride

http://www.butlermaps.com/

http://i59.tinypic.com/4hfjm8.png
Forum: Americas 12-16-2014, 02:36 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 485
Posted By eakins
In California they have primitive or...

In California they have primitive or environmental campsites that are available thru the same state run campsite properties. Instead of parking right at your site, you park and walk in to these...
Forum: Thumpers 12-16-2014, 01:55 PM
Replies: 102,200
Views: 19,984,791
Posted By eakins
Wow that is a BEEFY looking plate :eek1 ...

Wow that is a BEEFY looking plate :eek1
http://www.advrider.com/forums/showthread.php?t=908838

Are those rear mounts reinforced (on the top-side too) around the hole so the plate sits up against...
Forum: Beasts 12-15-2014, 07:52 PM
Replies: 1,026
Views: 100,830
Posted By eakins
I'm looking forward to seeing some crash bars...

I'm looking forward to seeing some crash bars with a full skid plate attached at the back to the bike and the front to the crash bars.

This is how it's done in the Vstrom world and what is needed...
Forum: Beasts 12-15-2014, 07:45 PM
Replies: 1,026
Views: 100,830
Posted By eakins
Looks like Ducati is looking to corner the...

Looks like Ducati is looking to corner the hipster segment too. :evil
Not surprise as Ducati N.A. is based in Calfornia and understand the segment.

Why not? Build upgrade parts to cover...
Forum: Thumpers 12-15-2014, 07:02 PM
Replies: 56
Views: 18,265
Posted By eakins
You're freaking for NO reason dude. :lol3 You...

You're freaking for NO reason dude. :lol3
You get a day pass from the mental ward?

DR 650 has the same 2 hole mount (upper and lower) from the FACTORY designed to do the exact same thing.
Forum: Thumpers 12-15-2014, 06:36 PM
Replies: 1,700
Views: 374,084
Posted By eakins
mmm. we did not get a lick of snow up this way. ...

mmm. we did not get a lick of snow up this way.
i rode today.
Forum: Beasts 12-15-2014, 05:17 PM
Replies: 122
Views: 13,298
Posted By eakins
I'm watching Rally Raids development of wheels &...

I'm watching Rally Raids development of wheels & suspension for the Honda CB500X.
Honda was close and i'm betting RR will finish the deal, knowing what else they put out.
Forum: The Rockies It's all downhill from here... 12-15-2014, 04:44 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 1,355
Posted By eakins
I had an old girlfriend from Casper. We visited...

I had an old girlfriend from Casper. We visited several times a year. What a depressing mullet-galore red-neck place. The locals that I meet all seem to be stuck there. I hope you are prepared to...
Forum: GPS 101 - Which GPS For Me 12-15-2014, 01:18 PM
Replies: 866
Views: 68,134
Posted By eakins
Been using the free maps (open source) Android...

Been using the free maps (open source) Android app Navigator.
Works ok but kind klunky to navigate and the look is so so. It crashes alot.

Decided to pay $6 for the OsmAnd+ and it's much nicer...
Forum: Beasts 12-14-2014, 08:52 PM
Replies: 4,226
Views: 804,517
Posted By eakins
You sure do not like the moto selection in Mex,...

You sure do not like the moto selection in Mex, but like I said elsewhere, I love to have a XR400 with electric start and small windscreen as a go everywhere dual-sport. Sometime you don't realize...
Forum: Road warriors 12-14-2014, 08:21 PM
Replies: 1,477
Views: 146,333
Posted By eakins
don't think they are at the dealers yet.

don't think they are at the dealers yet.
Forum: Road warriors 12-14-2014, 08:19 PM
Replies: 4,028
Views: 463,540
Posted By eakins
My theory is too poor to ever own one when they...

My theory is too poor to ever own one when they are released & thus hope it fails because of such. I'm sure there is a DSM-IV term for this.

Me? I'm rooting hard for American mfg motorcycles.
Forum: Road warriors 12-14-2014, 08:09 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,418
Posted By eakins
EB is gonna finally get a chance to make the...

EB is gonna finally get a chance to make the Blast that he never could with HD.
Forum: Beasts 12-14-2014, 12:13 PM
Replies: 4,226
Views: 804,517
Posted By eakins
I'd say some choose big BMW bikes for long tours...

I'd say some choose big BMW bikes for long tours or RTW because of the shaft and lack of chain maintenance. A super tenere is more reliable for this task, ask nick sanders, but BMW has done a great...
Forum: Thumpers 12-14-2014, 12:43 AM
Replies: 102,200
Views: 19,984,791
Posted By eakins
I read (& who knows if this is true) that grease...

I read (& who knows if this is true) that grease is VERY expensive in Japan.
http://www.advrider.com/forums/showpost.php?p=2143038&postcount=2
Either way lube all your bearings asap!

The PO of...
Forum: Thumpers 12-14-2014, 12:37 AM
Replies: 102,200
Views: 19,984,791
Posted By eakins
Many of the new Yamaha's, and maybe Honda, use a...

Many of the new Yamaha's, and maybe Honda, use a different "lube". It looks almost like dried silicon, but fills up all around the bearing and is the lube.
Forum: Thumpers 12-14-2014, 12:31 AM
Replies: 84
Views: 5,025
Posted By eakins
Those are some sweet bike available out of the US...

Those are some sweet bike available out of the US
http://www.gasgasmotos.es/en/home.html
,Though the new Yamaha 250 bikes really stepped it up.
Forum: Thumpers 12-14-2014, 12:23 AM
Replies: 84
Views: 5,025
Posted By eakins
Wow that moves the China Inc. bike quality up...

Wow that moves the China Inc. bike quality up many notches, even if they are just licensing. Always figured the Chinese would move up over-time by using newer and newer "old bike" designs.
Knowing...
Forum: Beasts 12-13-2014, 11:51 PM
Replies: 4,226
Views: 804,517
Posted By eakins
http://i58.tinypic.com/ra5gd5.jpg

http://i58.tinypic.com/ra5gd5.jpg
Forum: Beasts 12-13-2014, 11:49 PM
Replies: 4,226
Views: 804,517
Posted By eakins
Not surprised.

Not surprised.
Forum: Beasts 12-13-2014, 11:47 PM
Replies: 4,226
Views: 804,517
Posted By eakins
Of course dude, but since it's winter #1 (& that...

Of course dude, but since it's winter #1 (& that mean max BS time on ADV) and we have no new info on the bike & arguments get old that it might be a thumper :rofl ... we are just rambling on and on....
Forum: Beasts 12-13-2014, 11:39 PM
Replies: 4,226
Views: 804,517
Posted By eakins
People have been saying that for years, with many...

People have been saying that for years, with many scratching their head why hell hasn't Kawi do something yet??? :scratch

The 1st gen KLE Versys was an ADV tease in many respects, but Versys gen 2...
Forum: Beasts 12-13-2014, 11:33 PM
Replies: 4,226
Views: 804,517
Posted By eakins
Could be BMW is finally updating that 650 package...

Could be BMW is finally updating that 650 package with better suspension and other parts. They are closing out the model before a replacement is announced so they can get them all sold. From all...
Forum: Beasts 12-13-2014, 11:16 PM
Replies: 4,226
Views: 804,517
Posted By eakins
When I lived in Sayulita, Mexico that town was a...

When I lived in Sayulita, Mexico that town was a MUST stop for all riders heading south to Panama, Ushuaia or beyond. I meet a ton of thru riders just by chance as I was out and about in town (it's a...
Forum: Americas 12-13-2014, 11:05 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,290
Posted By eakins
Smartwool, Ibex or Icebreaker base layers. Wool...

Smartwool, Ibex or Icebreaker base layers.
Wool last for days on end before it's smells.

Klim Goretex outter gear.

Keen newport as packable camp shoes w/ warm evening socks.

Fleece...
Forum: Ride reports 12-12-2014, 09:42 PM
Replies: 759
Views: 82,824
Posted By eakins
next up spend a night or 2 in Chacala and then...

next up spend a night or 2 in Chacala and then alot of nights in Sayulita!!!
don't miss either of these towns.

after that check out Puerto Vallarta in the eve and a day trip to San Sebastion del...
Forum: Ride reports 12-12-2014, 09:36 PM
Replies: 782
Views: 169,565
Posted By eakins
you mean airline attendant dude...get with the...

you mean airline attendant dude...get with the times.
Forum: Beasts 12-12-2014, 01:17 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 2,801
Posted By eakins
:huh You adjust it with some hand tools just...

:huh
You adjust it with some hand tools just like any suspension component.
How do adjust your 690s suspension :scratch :lol3

Yes we ALL know the ES version will spin those adjusters for you....
Forum: Day Trippin' 12-12-2014, 10:06 AM
Replies: 143
Views: 22,008
Posted By eakins
You can do the southern section up to the rim.

You can do the southern section up to the rim.
Forum: Day Trippin' 12-12-2014, 09:59 AM
Replies: 143
Views: 22,008
Posted By eakins
Great RR! Given the choice, I feel Oct is...

Great RR!

Given the choice, I feel Oct is the most ideal month. The temps are lower in the desert, the winter snow has not hit yet up high & you don't have monsoon rain to deal with plus there can...
Forum: Thumpers 12-12-2014, 12:33 AM
Replies: 102,200
Views: 19,984,791
Posted By eakins
I tried those cheap Chinese agm batteries once...

I tried those cheap Chinese agm batteries once and was not impressed. If you look at the posts and case design you'll see a lot of the same battery with different labels.
I'm a huge fan of deka (big...
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