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Forum: Equipment 05-01-2015, 09:39 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,729
Posted By Bullwinkle58
For me, a small toy hauler is the most cost...

For me, a small toy hauler is the most cost effective & practical route, but I hear the toy haulers (bumper pull) tow like shit without the toys. :ear
Forum: Thumpers 04-17-2015, 11:18 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 5,000
Posted By Bullwinkle58
When you lower the forks in the clamps, it...

When you lower the forks in the clamps, it increases the rake of the steering, and increases the wheelbase which stabilizes the steering. Increasing fork preload and/or decreasing shock preload has...
Forum: Equipment 04-15-2015, 02:56 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 2,065
Posted By Bullwinkle58
Signal mirror Small magnifying glass Compass ...

Signal mirror
Small magnifying glass
Compass
Good tinder (cotton balls in vaseline / dryer lint / etc.)
Water purifying tablets.

I don't know what the boy scout list consists of, but on top of...
Forum: Equipment 03-25-2015, 11:02 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 3,417
Posted By Bullwinkle58
I carry one of these: ...

I carry one of these:

http://www.amazon.com/Adventure-Medical-Kits-Emergency-Bivy/dp/B0055S6JNY/ref=sr_1_6?ie=UTF8&qid=1427306051&sr=8-6&keywords=sol+emergency+bivvy+sack

Seems like it would be...
Forum: Equipment 03-17-2015, 11:20 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 541
Posted By Bullwinkle58
Insurance :D

Insurance :D
Forum: Thumpers 03-02-2015, 04:25 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,009
Posted By Bullwinkle58
For primarily dirt riding, I would want more than...

For primarily dirt riding, I would want more than what the WR 250 is capable of. I really don't think you can go wrong with a KTM EXC, especially since your kid will probably get better/faster as...
Forum: Thumpers 02-27-2015, 09:37 AM
Replies: 231
Views: 16,862
Posted By Bullwinkle58
Better just in fuel consumption and less...

Better just in fuel consumption and less vibration? That wouldn't sway me from the KLR considering I would have to mod the DR just as much as my KTM 530 to make it ready for long distance camping /...
Forum: Thumpers 02-27-2015, 09:29 AM
Replies: 231
Views: 16,862
Posted By Bullwinkle58
Think of it as the bike for indecisive people. ...

Think of it as the bike for indecisive people. We don't know what or how much of dirt or road we want to ride on any given day. I want to see everything and might change my mind about where I want...
Forum: The Garage 08-01-2014, 08:28 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,323
Posted By Bullwinkle58
I clean the filter every time I wash the bike,...

I clean the filter every time I wash the bike, which for me is any time I ride for about a full day in the dirt. Same deal with the chain. I only clean it with wd-40 after I wash it, otherwise I...
Forum: Equipment 05-09-2014, 03:50 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,250
Posted By Bullwinkle58
I like my alpinestars tech 3's. They're...

I like my alpinestars tech 3's. They're relatively inexpensive & comfortable. The older one's needed insoles. These new one's don't.
Forum: Thumpers 05-08-2014, 09:27 AM
Replies: 278
Views: 23,344
Posted By Bullwinkle58
This is the type of answer I was hoping to get. ...

This is the type of answer I was hoping to get.



Based on what you described, I still think the KLR is what I'm looking for.
Forum: Thumpers 05-07-2014, 11:23 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 3,828
Posted By Bullwinkle58
I dont feel that an oil change on a dirt bike...

I dont feel that an oil change on a dirt bike after two full days of riding is excessive. If you do, it's the wrong bike. There will be more things you're not going to like about it for the type of...
Forum: Thumpers 05-07-2014, 10:49 AM
Replies: 278
Views: 23,344
Posted By Bullwinkle58
I haven't ridden one, but I considered the DR. ...

I haven't ridden one, but I considered the DR. If I had bought that instead of the DRZ I'd probably still have it. The KLR's giganto fairing is a selling point to me, as is the rear rack & 6 gallon...
Forum: The Garage 05-07-2014, 09:41 AM
Replies: 94
Views: 10,117
Posted By Bullwinkle58
Check craigslist. I see ads for someone's whole...

Check craigslist. I see ads for someone's whole collection regularly from a shop closing, retirement, career change, etc.

My collection is probably like everyone elses. Its a mix of everything...
Forum: Thumpers 05-07-2014, 09:15 AM
Replies: 278
Views: 23,344
Posted By Bullwinkle58
I had a DRZ before I bought my 530. I liked it,...

I had a DRZ before I bought my 530. I liked it, but my ability offroad exceeded the bikes, and it wasn't a good enough road bike to do an hour or two of highway comfortably.

I'm looking for 2010...
Forum: Thumpers 05-01-2014, 09:14 AM
Replies: 278
Views: 23,344
Posted By Bullwinkle58
From what I gather in this thread, people who...

From what I gather in this thread, people who regret buying a klr were expecting a different bike. Something more dirt oriented or more road oriented. It LOOKS like the perfect 50/50 bike, but the...
Forum: Thumpers 04-25-2014, 01:48 PM
Replies: 278
Views: 23,344
Posted By Bullwinkle58
Maybe...but I'm easy to please. I think...

Maybe...but I'm easy to please. I think Pro-Action suspension's slogan was "the best you know is the best you've ridden." As far as bigger dual sports go, my only experience will have been on a...
Forum: Thumpers 04-25-2014, 08:48 AM
Replies: 278
Views: 23,344
Posted By Bullwinkle58
Ideally this is what I'd do, but I would have to...

Ideally this is what I'd do, but I would have to wait until next year to spend $10k+ on a used 990 or tenere (the two bikes I dig the most). It's sounding more & more like the KLR will be "good...
Forum: Thumpers 04-23-2014, 01:30 PM
Replies: 278
Views: 23,344
Posted By Bullwinkle58
What was your mpg on the 990, and did that feel...

What was your mpg on the 990, and did that feel like a better bike on the road than the KLR?
Forum: Thumpers 04-23-2014, 01:27 PM
Replies: 278
Views: 23,344
Posted By Bullwinkle58
I have very little street riding experience, so...

I have very little street riding experience, so maybe I'm concerned about something that isn't really an issue, but I worry about people tailgating / me getting run over if the bike can't at least...
Forum: Thumpers 04-23-2014, 10:55 AM
Replies: 278
Views: 23,344
Posted By Bullwinkle58
Thanks for all the responses, you all have helped...

Thanks for all the responses, you all have helped me understand what it is I'm after. To clarify, I am keeping the 530, so I'm not looking for the magical do everything well bike.


Here's what I...
Forum: Thumpers 04-22-2014, 03:48 PM
Replies: 278
Views: 23,344
Posted By Bullwinkle58
Anyone regret buying a KLR?

The KLR appeals to me for the usual reasons, and I want to own one, but I'm concerned that after spending $2k in upgrades and a few thousand miles, I will want more power, more comfort, or more...
Forum: The Garage 01-10-2014, 08:48 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 2,288
Posted By Bullwinkle58
I do the opposite since the oil will drain out...

I do the opposite since the oil will drain out more completely when it's warmed up. Won't hurt a thing warming it up on that oil one more time.
Forum: The Garage 12-18-2013, 04:05 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 2,536
Posted By Bullwinkle58
Wire wheel on the bench grinder is how I do it....

Wire wheel on the bench grinder is how I do it. :dunno
Forum: Equipment 04-25-2013, 11:06 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 3,319
Posted By Bullwinkle58
:roflI like to stay well hydrated!

:roflI like to stay well hydrated!
Forum: Equipment 04-24-2013, 03:24 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 3,319
Posted By Bullwinkle58
All I have to offer aside from what the others...

All I have to offer aside from what the others suggested is to buy what is comfortable, and since we're approaching summertime, think about staying cool & maximizing airflow. Its easy to overheat on...
Forum: The Garage 01-17-2013, 11:00 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 2,984
Posted By Bullwinkle58
Liftmaster. One of our secretaries used to work...

Liftmaster. One of our secretaries used to work for a garage door company. She said they had callbacks with every opener except the Liftmasters. She said Genie's were one of the worst. I have a...
Forum: Layin' down tracks 12-12-2012, 10:09 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 3,753
Posted By Bullwinkle58
I've heard of them (the gps) working its way out...

I've heard of them (the gps) working its way out of the mount without the screw tightened. To answer your question though, if you click on the link that Emmbeedee posted, you will see that the screw...
Forum: Equipment 12-10-2012, 05:01 PM
Replies: 216
Views: 24,917
Posted By Bullwinkle58
Troy lee air. I tried on every helmet in the...

Troy lee air. I tried on every helmet in the store in the sizes that fit my head. This one was a shade less comfy than the arai VX-pro 3, but half the price, and seemes to have better ventilation.
Forum: Thumpers 12-10-2012, 08:40 AM
Replies: 26,755
Views: 4,861,879
Posted By Bullwinkle58
I have spent some time on that forum. Those guys...

I have spent some time on that forum. Those guys are nuts. They have strictly supermoto guys talked into running full coverage skid plates & bark busters. :lol3

Everything they & their parrots...
Forum: Thumpers 11-16-2012, 09:23 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 945
Posted By Bullwinkle58
Thanks for the replies everyone, that makes...

Thanks for the replies everyone, that makes sense. I wondered why I was able to subtract mileage from the trip...

Thanks johngil, i'm looking forward to it. This is 2 years in the making for me....
Forum: Thumpers 11-15-2012, 01:53 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 945
Posted By Bullwinkle58
"odometer resettable by tenths"...?

Hope i'm not the first to be confused by this. In the LA-Barstow-Vegas literature it says you need an odometer that is resettable by tenths. Why would I ever need to reset just the tenths & not the...
Forum: Thumpers 10-22-2012, 05:14 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,018
Posted By Bullwinkle58
Green sticker and red sticker bikes are "off...

Green sticker and red sticker bikes are "off highway vehicles" and not street legal. That is an offroad registration.

"Dual purpose" or "dual sport" bikes are street legal. They have all the...
Forum: Thumpers 10-12-2012, 09:38 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,000
Posted By Bullwinkle58
My bro-in-law had the same problem on his YZ 250....

My bro-in-law had the same problem on his YZ 250. The ratchet mechanism fell apart somehow, so we just put the ratchet mechanism back together & all is well. If you look at an exploded diagram (you...
Forum: Thumpers 10-12-2012, 09:30 AM
Replies: 369
Views: 48,570
Posted By Bullwinkle58
All they have to do is make the 450x fuel...

All they have to do is make the 450x fuel injected & street legal in CA. If they really wanted to make me happy, it would come with a transparent 3 gallon tank, 14t front sprocket, and a price under...
Forum: Thumpers 10-11-2012, 09:52 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,448
Posted By Bullwinkle58
I ride 90% dirt on my dual sport, so if you...

I ride 90% dirt on my dual sport, so if you expect to be doing 50% street or more, the gear should be a little different.

Helmet - I use an mx helmet & goggles. Buying a helmet is all about how...
Forum: The Garage 08-15-2012, 10:34 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,620
Posted By Bullwinkle58
The lift is neat-o, but seems like it takes too...

The lift is neat-o, but seems like it takes too long. Also it looks like none of those bikes are ever ridden, and I doubt he drives the land rover with the wood paddles attached to the roof rack...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 07-09-2012, 02:51 PM
Replies: 78
Views: 6,976
Posted By Bullwinkle58
I think you're talking about the dirt rider...

I think you're talking about the dirt rider article. The jist of what I remember is that the cheap DOT only helmets were best for kids, light headed people, and lower speed impacts. Snell approved...
Forum: Thumpers 07-09-2012, 08:05 AM
Replies: 157
Views: 18,220
Posted By Bullwinkle58
The highway and an mx track are 2 places I wont...

The highway and an mx track are 2 places I wont even bother riding the drz because its no fun there. It does everything else pretty well though if you dont need the latest and greatest.
Forum: Thumpers 07-05-2012, 09:14 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 2,617
Posted By Bullwinkle58
What are you expecting from the bike? They're...

What are you expecting from the bike? They're good bikes, but have quirks that some people dont like. For one, they feel low on power. They're heavier than they look, and you feel it when you're...
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