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Forum: Thumpers 12-26-2014, 07:56 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 7,836
Posted By Rockaway
Great conversations...... I'd take a second look...

Great conversations...... I'd take a second look at the new 2014 KTM 690. I've ridden the husky 610/630 and were very impressive. Bikes ridding position are different. The 610 is more of a dirt...
Forum: Thumpers 12-25-2014, 09:04 AM
Replies: 63
Views: 2,742
Posted By Rockaway
Things to consider. 1. Power to weight ratio. ...

Things to consider. 1. Power to weight ratio. 2. Amount of gear you would carry as an adventure bike. 3. Milage between service and oil changes. 4. Availability of parts and pricing. 5. ...
Forum: Thumpers 12-20-2014, 10:21 AM
Replies: 132
Views: 5,494
Posted By Rockaway
That's awesome! Fly and ride sounds terrific! ...

That's awesome! Fly and ride sounds terrific! Have a good morning....


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Forum: Thumpers 12-20-2014, 10:15 AM
Replies: 132
Views: 5,494
Posted By Rockaway
DR650 Adventure Bike / Supermoto

Please send me a PM if you put it up for sale. I have a friend that is interested in buying a used tiger 800 xc. I'm an active member of the TTT (triumph tiger troop) in the Beaverton area. We are...
Forum: Thumpers 12-20-2014, 10:08 AM
Replies: 132
Views: 5,494
Posted By Rockaway
Yes, the KTM does require more maintenance. ...

Yes, the KTM does require more maintenance. Thought the engine transmission combination is really nice. It's 6th gear is an over drive, sort of, and does nice on the roads at high speeds. There is...
Forum: Thumpers 12-20-2014, 10:01 AM
Replies: 132
Views: 5,494
Posted By Rockaway
I hope in the end you keep your tiger for its a...

I hope in the end you keep your tiger for its a ton of fun on the road and gravel road exploring. Mine always makes my smile as I crack the throttle and hear those hamsters chip from the three...
Forum: Thumpers 12-20-2014, 09:55 AM
Replies: 132
Views: 5,494
Posted By Rockaway
That's funny! I bought a KTM 450 exc thinking I...

That's funny! I bought a KTM 450 exc thinking I could dual sport and adventure ride the same bike and felt the bike was amazing off road but not good on oil changes and comfort while sitting down. ...
Forum: Thumpers 12-20-2014, 09:38 AM
Replies: 132
Views: 5,494
Posted By Rockaway
Like this thread. I can only speak to the Dr650...

Like this thread. I can only speak to the Dr650 from what I have seen. I ride a drz400-E and a tiger 800xc. I have a few friends that ride the DR650 and really like it for its versatility. They...
Forum: New Zealand 12-13-2014, 12:08 PM
Replies: 146
Views: 7,528
Posted By Rockaway
Like this thread

I'm setting up a 2007 DRZ400E for a light weight adventure bike. Great plateform. It took me a while to find one in good shape that was plated. Good friend Adam hooked me up a few months ago with...
Forum: GPS Tracks - West & PNW 12-06-2014, 07:43 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 16,790
Posted By Rockaway
Thank you

The tracks loaded great into my GAIA GPS app. Thanks a ton!
Forum: Thumpers 09-21-2014, 09:32 AM
Replies: 25,159
Views: 4,439,597
Posted By Rockaway
Question for E owners. Do I need a rear sub...

Question for E owners.
Do I need a rear sub frame to carry a Giant Loop great Basin style half donut gear bag that weighs 20 ish lbs?
Forum: Thumpers 09-01-2014, 11:26 AM
Replies: 25,159
Views: 4,439,597
Posted By Rockaway
I hear ya. I see KTM as an hard enduro riders...

I hear ya. I see KTM as an hard enduro riders bike. Power, geometry, performance, and high end parts. Hard to beat. The DRZ just fits my riding style. Trail riding at a budget I can afford to...
Forum: Thumpers 09-01-2014, 10:07 AM
Replies: 25,159
Views: 4,439,597
Posted By Rockaway
Rockaway is the place where I live. Trail riding...

Rockaway is the place where I live. Trail riding is a release from work that I enjoy. Nice to hear from another oregon coaster. Have a great week.
Forum: Thumpers 08-31-2014, 02:49 PM
Replies: 25,159
Views: 4,439,597
Posted By Rockaway
Drz400 Best dual sport on the market. Over the...

Drz400 Best dual sport on the market. Over the past several years I ride and owned many dual sport bikes and have came back where I started. My first was 2006 drz400sm which I purchased first...
Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 08-09-2014, 05:47 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 3,498
Posted By Rockaway
Lov it!!! Welcome to the tiger group... Got one...

Lov it!!! Welcome to the tiger group... Got one a year and a half ago and lov it!!
Forum: Thumpers 08-05-2014, 08:25 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 3,003
Posted By Rockaway
The above Shinko and Kenda are both good, though...

The above Shinko and Kenda are both good, though I have had good success with Dunlop 606 aired down to 20 ish lbs with a single rim lock. Good traction off road. Very durable tire. Long lasting. ...
Forum: Thumpers 07-23-2014, 08:25 PM
Replies: 25,159
Views: 4,439,597
Posted By Rockaway
Any body know if it would be worth my while to...

Any body know if it would be worth my while to rejet the carb.(36 size) ? I've rejetted both an S and an SM DRZ400 I've had before. Both had new pipes as well.
Forum: Thumpers 07-23-2014, 08:18 PM
Replies: 25,159
Views: 4,439,597
Posted By Rockaway
No. I purchased it from a great guy from...

No. I purchased it from a great guy from Craigslist.
Forum: Thumpers 07-18-2014, 06:15 PM
Replies: 25,159
Views: 4,439,597
Posted By Rockaway
I was thinking of adding a few cool looking...

I was thinking of adding a few cool looking stickers to add Horse Power:-)
Forum: Thumpers 07-18-2014, 07:14 AM
Replies: 25,159
Views: 4,439,597
Posted By Rockaway
I appreciate all the help. I'm am fortunate that...

I appreciate all the help. I'm am fortunate that the DRZ is already plated in Oregon. She came with a Corbin seat, aluminum bars, hand guards, led light kit, and 15-47 gearing. On order bash plate...
Forum: Thumpers 07-17-2014, 07:27 PM
Replies: 25,159
Views: 4,439,597
Posted By Rockaway
Just purchased a new to me 2007 DRZ400E. 3500...

Just purchased a new to me 2007 DRZ400E. 3500 miles. Great shape. Looking forward to setting it up. Any ideas are much appreciated.
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Forum: Pacific Northwet - Where it's green. And wet. 07-07-2014, 09:43 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 752
Posted By Rockaway
Contact me. I live off Murray blvd by new...

Contact me. I live off Murray blvd by new Walmart. I can help you. 690 is a tremendous bike. I ride a tiger 800 xc. Riding off road you'll need a trail buddy.
Forum: Pacific Northwet - Where it's green. And wet. 07-06-2014, 09:47 AM
Replies: 2,667
Views: 307,742
Posted By Rockaway
I like that idea!!!

I like that idea!!!
Forum: Pacific Northwet - Where it's green. And wet. 07-03-2014, 08:08 AM
Replies: 2,667
Views: 307,742
Posted By Rockaway
I have found the GAIA GPS app is terrific. The...

I have found the GAIA GPS app is terrific. The people who support the app are wonderful as well.
Forum: Pacific Northwet - Where it's green. And wet. 06-27-2014, 02:36 PM
Replies: 2,667
Views: 307,742
Posted By Rockaway
Wow. That's some good directions. I'm with...

Wow. That's some good directions. I'm with Maddaddy though. I'd leave the Acura at home and borrow a truck or jeep. Every section has small sections that can be a challenge for non 4x4 rigs.
Forum: Pacific Northwet - Where it's green. And wet. 06-24-2014, 03:54 PM
Replies: 2,667
Views: 307,742
Posted By Rockaway
I feel your pain. Though ridding through the...

I feel your pain. Though ridding through the snow is fun for a short time :-)
Forum: Ride reports 06-23-2014, 09:10 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 2,291
Posted By Rockaway
Great posts. I agree that fishing and riding go...

Great posts. I agree that fishing and riding go together well.
Let's see some fish with really sore lips:-)
Forum: Pacific Northwet - Where it's green. And wet. 06-22-2014, 07:21 AM
Replies: 2,667
Views: 307,742
Posted By Rockaway
How much pavement is thereon the route from...

How much pavement is thereon the route from Ellensburg to Cashmere? Last year I ran the first couple sections and there was a good amount of some very scenic roadway from Packwood to the start of the...
Forum: Pacific Northwet - Where it's green. And wet. 06-19-2014, 09:54 PM
Replies: 2,667
Views: 307,742
Posted By Rockaway
Stitebunny- there are a few ruts in the shady...

Stitebunny- there are a few ruts in the shady areas. I wouldn't do this area by yourself. I was with three others. Rocky as you may know but fun!!!
Forum: Pacific Northwet - Where it's green. And wet. 06-19-2014, 09:24 PM
Replies: 2,667
Views: 307,742
Posted By Rockaway
There route is very clear. Terrific views. Very...

There route is very clear. Terrific views. Very few ruts. A few trees have fallen and you'll need to ride around. Very doable.
Forum: Pacific Northwet - Where it's green. And wet. 06-18-2014, 08:21 PM
Replies: 2,667
Views: 307,742
Posted By Rockaway
Day4 in the bag. Wow... Great trip. Made it to...

Day4 in the bag. Wow... Great trip. Made it to the border today. Great ride. Lots of terrific memories. No snow.. Though the issue of the day was "cows". Suckers will not get out of your way....
Forum: Pacific Northwet - Where it's green. And wet. 06-18-2014, 06:09 AM
Replies: 2,667
Views: 307,742
Posted By Rockaway
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Forum: Pacific Northwet - Where it's green. And wet. 06-17-2014, 10:01 PM
Replies: 2,667
Views: 307,742
Posted By Rockaway
Correction on my last post. There was one...

Correction on my last post. There was one workaround. Mile 44 outside of Ellensberg a road was closed. Real close to Cashmere.
Forum: Pacific Northwet - Where it's green. And wet. 06-17-2014, 08:37 PM
Replies: 2,667
Views: 307,742
Posted By Rockaway
Day 3 on the books. We made it to Chellan today....

Day 3 on the books. We made it to Chellan today. Long day on the trail but worth it. No snow above Ellensburg. No work arounds at all. A few down trees to ride around but no worries. Many thanks...
Forum: Pacific Northwet - Where it's green. And wet. 06-16-2014, 08:24 PM
Replies: 2,667
Views: 307,742
Posted By Rockaway
Day 2 on the trail. EPIC!!!!! Amazing...

Day 2 on the trail. EPIC!!!!! Amazing topography. Challenging trail. We did the whole route without any by passes. Wouldn't recommend it to a beginner. Great memories. And best of all..... NO...
Forum: Pacific Northwet - Where it's green. And wet. 06-15-2014, 08:14 PM
Replies: 2,667
Views: 307,742
Posted By Rockaway
Day 1 on the trail. Started off a little rainy...

Day 1 on the trail. Started off a little rainy but good. Trail was in good shape. Downed trees were passable. Everything went well until Mile 93 when we hit snow. More than could be passed...
Forum: Pacific Northwet - Where it's green. And wet. 06-14-2014, 05:15 PM
Replies: 2,667
Views: 307,742
Posted By Rockaway
Leaving tomorrow!!!! South to north out of...

Leaving tomorrow!!!! South to north out of Carson. I'll try to give reports as we travel. Wish us luck.:-)
Forum: Pacific Northwet - Where it's green. And wet. 06-11-2014, 08:51 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 2,190
Posted By Rockaway
That's awesome RallyeX. Be safe. See you there!!

That's awesome RallyeX. Be safe. See you there!!
Forum: Pacific Northwet - Where it's green. And wet. 06-10-2014, 05:32 PM
Replies: 2,667
Views: 307,742
Posted By Rockaway
Thank you much strykerpro. I hope the snow...

Thank you much strykerpro. I hope the snow continues to melt as we forge our way north..:-)
Forum: Pacific Northwet - Where it's green. And wet. 06-10-2014, 06:13 AM
Replies: 2,667
Views: 307,742
Posted By Rockaway
I'm leaving on Sunday from Stevenson heading...

I'm leaving on Sunday from Stevenson heading north. How far am I going to get? From posts it looks like clear sailing through Ellensburg. Not to sure after that. Any help is appreciated..
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