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Forum: Day Trippin' 05-21-2014, 02:29 AM
Replies: 176
Views: 20,984
Posted By XPLRN
A good friend and past riding buddy sent me a...

A good friend and past riding buddy sent me a link to your rides thread. Have covered some of the same ground and hope to do more so in the future. Your pictures are great, with a nice Nature twist...
Forum: Thumpers 05-26-2012, 05:10 PM
Replies: 99,946
Views: 19,192,484
Posted By XPLRN
DR650 Drop Bracket Discussions

The tip of the operator foot peg would still move with flush mounting against a flat surface if you were using the original flanged mounting bolts. The back side of the operator foot peg assembly,...
Forum: Thumpers 05-25-2012, 10:56 PM
Replies: 99,946
Views: 19,192,484
Posted By XPLRN
DR650 Operator Foot Peg Drop Brackets Info

It's a mellow Saturday evening and I've got some time to address the above "Nope" response. Maybe some pictures will help........this is a stock DR650 operator foot peg assembly with two rubber...
Forum: Thumpers 05-20-2012, 09:35 AM
Replies: 99,946
Views: 19,192,484
Posted By XPLRN
What is "unique" about this drop bracket is the...

What is "unique" about this drop bracket is the CNC machined design that allows the Suzuki factory engineered vibration dampening design of the foot peg to still function. It seems Suzuki...
Forum: Thumpers 05-15-2012, 12:41 PM
Replies: 99,946
Views: 19,192,484
Posted By XPLRN
DR650 Operator Lowering Brackets

Actually it is a deal for the right DR650 riders. folks that ride mostly street/gravel roads or jeep trails and need a bit more leg room. These operator drop brackets are the only parts available ...
Forum: Thumpers 05-12-2012, 04:22 AM
Replies: 99,946
Views: 19,192,484
Posted By XPLRN
1999 and later DR650 operator drop brackets

Almost four years ago a local machining/fabrication guy came up with a unique drop bracket configuration for the operator foot pegs on the 1996 and newer DR650. This configuration utilizes the...
Forum: Day Trippin' 12-06-2011, 12:53 AM
Replies: 9,763
Views: 3,766,774
Posted By XPLRN
"there" is incredible!! Where is 'there' ?? ...

"there" is incredible!! Where is 'there' ??

The photo's composition of upward ascension to white is very powerful. I wonder what that would look like as a B&W picture........it's almost one...
Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 11-13-2010, 10:39 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 3,200
Posted By XPLRN
R U back in the Valley?? PM me your current phone...

R U back in the Valley?? PM me your current phone number when you have time...........TTYL, My
Forum: Thumpers 04-22-2010, 02:57 PM
Replies: 99,946
Views: 19,192,484
Posted By XPLRN
Check your PM's.......again. Sorry about the...

Check your PM's.......again. Sorry about the mix-up.
Forum: Ride reports 04-21-2010, 04:00 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 5,256
Posted By XPLRN
Great pictures and ride report!! I did go read on...

Great pictures and ride report!! I did go read on your blog for more info on your adventure and noted that your 'Spot' map location function doesn't seem to be working!??
Forum: Thumpers 02-05-2010, 01:53 PM
Replies: 99,946
Views: 19,192,484
Posted By XPLRN
"work shop" in the pictures

That's a darn unique "work shop" you've got!! Do you have any source of heat?? Great initiative to be out working in the cold with the snow all around!! :thumb:thumb
Forum: Ride reports 11-08-2009, 11:41 AM
Replies: 458
Views: 304,765
Posted By XPLRN
We took a vacation via the internet/your RR!!!

There were a couple of nights this past week that My GF and I spent talking on the phone while paging thru your RR!! What an excellent virtual vacation adventure it was!! She particularly loves...
Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 10-14-2009, 10:02 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 923
Posted By XPLRN
Doggone it...........

From one of the guys you weren't expecting to see there..........was great to see you and catch up!! I'll be getting that piece of green to you..........sometime.........maybe 6 weeks or 6 months!?? ...
Forum: Ride reports 09-24-2009, 08:43 PM
Replies: 108
Views: 12,813
Posted By XPLRN
Such GREAT pictures, thanks so much for sharing...

Such GREAT pictures, thanks so much for sharing the experience with those of us who are living vicariously thru your travels!!

Welcome back to the lower 48!!
Forum: Day Trippin' 09-05-2009, 04:44 PM
Replies: 9,763
Views: 3,766,774
Posted By XPLRN
That had to be inspirational!! :thumb :thumb

That had to be inspirational!! :thumb :thumb
Forum: Day Trippin' 09-05-2009, 03:48 PM
Replies: 9,763
Views: 3,766,774
Posted By XPLRN
I recall you had mentioned disco-ing the...

I recall you had mentioned disco-ing the battery..........maybe, just maybe, hearing that Triumph's fine exhaust note once or twice a week(to charge the battery and not let the Tiger feel neglected...
Forum: Day Trippin' 09-05-2009, 12:05 PM
Replies: 9,763
Views: 3,766,774
Posted By XPLRN
PMA!!! :thumb :thumb Great to hear that...

PMA!!! :thumb :thumb

Great to hear that your back home recovering from the hospital saga!! :clap
Forum: Ride reports 08-24-2009, 08:23 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,138
Posted By XPLRN
Heavy Metal!!

That is a very interesting old tractor!!! Solid rubber on steel spokes........that was a number of decades ago!! Thanks for sharing the cool pictures!!
Forum: Ride reports 08-11-2009, 02:58 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,841
Posted By XPLRN
Great Photo Doc of Vulture Mine!!

We stopped in there October 2008; http://www.advrider.com/forums/showthread.php?t=397565&highlight=Vulture+Mine and did some looking around but didn't take the time to tour. I'd done the tour before...
Forum: Ride reports 08-08-2009, 11:50 AM
Replies: 108
Views: 12,813
Posted By XPLRN
Great flowers!!

Your pics are awesome.......sure a nice diversion from My reality of being in Phoenix!! :thumb :thumb

Finally got the Guz to pass emissions!! I'll PM you a link to the journey that was!! Anyways...
Forum: Ride reports 08-01-2009, 10:00 PM
Replies: 86
Views: 8,521
Posted By XPLRN
Great RR...........sorry to hear about the accident!!

Just ran across your RR and have been thoroughly enjoying all the video and trave commentary. Your Ouray and Orvis Hot Springs comments sure brought back some great memories. It's been about 10 years...
Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 07-18-2009, 03:57 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,917
Posted By XPLRN
Dang emissions BS.........

Anyone in Arizona that might be able to share some working knowledge about getting the Carbon Monoxide level down on a 2002 V11 LeMans !???

I'm getting flustrated with the hassle of emissions!!...
Forum: Ride reports 07-11-2009, 12:06 PM
Replies: 108
Views: 12,813
Posted By XPLRN
Catchin' up !!

I finally got around to checking out your AK ride report...........so great to be seeing the beauty of AK thru your eyes/camera. Sure is cool that your doing the AK thing and paying tribute to your...
Forum: Ride reports 06-16-2009, 10:28 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 5,461
Posted By XPLRN
I just got done reading your RR and really...

I just got done reading your RR and really enjoyed the commentary and great pictures!!! I also liked your minimalist approach and this statement earlier in the thread covers it so well!!


Have...
Forum: Day Trippin' 06-03-2009, 11:12 AM
Replies: 9,763
Views: 3,766,774
Posted By XPLRN
Haven't been on TDP thread for a loooonng time,...

Haven't been on TDP thread for a loooonng time, so fun to see what you experience and share!!

Night time is the right time......especially in HD video recording!!! The full moon capture was...
Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 11-17-2008, 01:30 PM
Replies: 149
Views: 4,533
Posted By XPLRN
Hello Alex.....sure nice to meet you the other...

Hello Alex.....sure nice to meet you the other day!!

Don't forget what it was that actually got the cork out of your DR's ass and made it come to life.....and reduced your bike weight by about 10...
Forum: Thumpers 11-12-2008, 02:50 PM
Replies: 99,946
Views: 19,192,484
Posted By XPLRN
Per the website listed above; "The Oil Filter...

Per the website listed above; "The Oil Filter Guards are 6061-T6 Billet Machined Aluminum and are over 1/4" thick and won't let side impacts get to the heart of your lubrication system and leave you...
Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 11-11-2008, 08:18 PM
Replies: 149
Views: 4,533
Posted By XPLRN
X2 on the tire connnection number..........I've...

X2 on the tire connnection number..........I've got some tire replacement in the not too distant future.........deathwings aren't much fun on loose marbley stuff!!
Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 11-11-2008, 03:59 PM
Replies: 149
Views: 4,533
Posted By XPLRN
That's no foolin' !!! Dang...........

You sure are getting intimate with that DR...........guess that way you know what you got when your done..........too bad it was "rode hard and put away wet".......and hack wrenched on by the PO.
...
Forum: Thumpers 11-11-2008, 03:37 PM
Replies: 99,946
Views: 19,192,484
Posted By XPLRN
Cause and effect.............good post-analysis...

Cause and effect.............good post-analysis you came up with; that "rock hit" you felt before we took the side trip to Sundad was your internal hit that caused the crack that caused the oil...
Forum: Ride reports 11-04-2008, 11:38 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,292
Posted By XPLRN
Thanks...........just got home and was going to...

Thanks...........just got home and was going to send the link......you got there before I got 2 it!! :thumb:thumb
Forum: Ride reports 11-04-2008, 12:02 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,292
Posted By XPLRN
Your welcome and Neil sure was a great ride...

Your welcome and Neil sure was a great ride leader!!

Thanks for posting up that fantastic looking picture using the bridge as the backdrop!!
Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 11-04-2008, 11:58 AM
Replies: 149
Views: 4,533
Posted By XPLRN
Lake Pleasent>Crown King = back way I-17...

Lake Pleasent>Crown King = back way

I-17 exits; #248, Bumblebee and # 259 Bloody Basin>Crown King = front way



The 'back way' is more challenging and the 'front way' you might want to be...
Forum: Ride reports 11-04-2008, 07:00 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,292
Posted By XPLRN
Good Times!!

Since My bike had the stock 'deathwings' on it was fun to try and stay vertical on some of the marbley road conditions. I think Muk did an awesome job on his first real "off-road"/dirt...
Forum: Ride reports 11-03-2008, 10:14 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 614
Posted By XPLRN
Great AZ pictures!!

Thanks for sharing the great pictures of your ride!! Looks like some fun riding and maybe some day I'll get down that way to check it out.

That's so inspirational to see your Dad and his wife out...
Forum: Ride reports 11-03-2008, 03:35 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,292
Posted By XPLRN
Sunday afternoon XPLRN in Southern Arizona!! (warning; image heavy!!)

It was new terrain for Myself / 'XPLRN' and Rick / 'Runamuk' ...... however Neil / 'noshoes' , who graciously led the ride, had been on this loop numerous times and knew all the neat places to see...
Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 11-03-2008, 02:49 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,917
Posted By XPLRN
Did you ever get to ride that bike?? It's kinda...

Did you ever get to ride that bike?? It's kinda similar to mine;

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v661/XPLRN/Moto%20Guzzi/dfe6ebc6.jpg
...
Forum: Day Trippin' 11-03-2008, 09:35 AM
Replies: 9,763
Views: 3,766,774
Posted By XPLRN
Whether staged or incidental the mirror capture...

Whether staged or incidental the mirror capture sure adds some incredible depth and diamension to this picture.........outstanding image!!:thumb:thumb
Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 11-02-2008, 08:35 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 429
Posted By XPLRN
Ran Amuk

Amazing how dropping off a carb turned into a installation........while I waited, not so patiently, at another location. Nice to hear that it did fire and run!! Go Muk!!
Forum: Ride reports 10-27-2008, 10:00 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,867
Posted By XPLRN
That's looks to be a great ride, awesome scenery...

That's looks to be a great ride, awesome scenery with the fall colors!! Great pictures!!
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