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Forum: Americas 09-23-2011, 08:23 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 493
Posted By IronDawg
Austin to Sacramento via TAT in NOV

Is this doable? I know the weather (snow) will definitely be a huge concern.
Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 03-24-2011, 11:18 AM
Replies: 87
Views: 3,282
Posted By IronDawg
Lost mine two weeks ago. I had it tethered...

Lost mine two weeks ago.

I had it tethered to the ram mount...but the mount broke in half! It's a bit rough down there.
Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 03-24-2011, 06:39 AM
Replies: 87
Views: 3,282
Posted By IronDawg
If y'all find a 60csx out on the trial before the...

If y'all find a 60csx out on the trial before the big rock step up...there's a reward in it for the lucky one!!

I should say the first big rock step up in the first 4 miles.

:evil
Forum: Tejas and the Gulf States 10-28-2008, 11:54 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,822
Posted By IronDawg
jonyg - At the riders meeting we (the promoters...

jonyg - At the riders meeting we (the promoters for the last 3 years) asked that people not to share or post GPS routes...the reason being most of the riding is on private property and the...
Forum: Thumpers 01-18-2008, 10:03 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 29,116
Posted By IronDawg
You can do it. ...

You can do it.

http://irondawg.smugmug.com/photos/123460690-M.jpg
Forum: Thumpers 01-09-2008, 12:46 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 11,689
Posted By IronDawg
Congrats on the new bike!! I've got over 8K on...

Congrats on the new bike!! I've got over 8K on mine and even though I had a few issues, not because of the bike, it's been very good.

I've got the Acerbis tank and have had a few problems with the...
Forum: Ride reports 12-27-2007, 08:16 AM
Replies: 148
Views: 22,039
Posted By IronDawg
Excellent report Willy. Welcome to the club. ...

Excellent report Willy. Welcome to the club.

There's nothing like taking a long solo journey to foreign lands. You really come to grips with life and what's important don't ya!!

Now hurry up...
Forum: Americas 11-11-2007, 07:05 AM
Replies: 46
Views: 5,318
Posted By IronDawg
www.mexpro.com I also suggest getting your...

www.mexpro.com

I also suggest getting your vehicle permit online thru banjercito. It costs a little extra but it's fedex'd to you. You don't need to show any papers.

The banjercito site is a...
Forum: Latin America 08-28-2007, 04:40 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,576
Posted By IronDawg
And coconuts. I hit one at speed near Puerta...

And coconuts. I hit one at speed near Puerta Valarta. Thought it was a rock until I smelled sweet coconut milk all over the front of the bike.
Forum: Latin America 08-28-2007, 04:34 PM
Replies: 63
Views: 3,048
Posted By IronDawg
In Feb 2004 I spent a month in Guat. 3 weeks in...

In Feb 2004 I spent a month in Guat. 3 weeks in Antigua learning Spanish and living with a local family. The other week was spent riding in the highlands to Coban, Tikal, Semuch Champe and other...
Forum: Latin America 08-28-2007, 04:18 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 975
Posted By IronDawg
I had to do this in Jan this year when I cracked...

I had to do this in Jan this year when I cracked the engine case. Your bike now has to go in the cargo train and you take the passenger train either first class $500 pesos or 2nd class for $250...
Forum: Thumpers 04-25-2007, 12:43 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,084
Posted By IronDawg
Oh yeah...don't forget to adjust your sag...about...

Oh yeah...don't forget to adjust your sag...about 10-15 mm tighter on the spring should do it.
Forum: Thumpers 04-25-2007, 12:38 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,084
Posted By IronDawg
Pro Moto Billet Rack Wolfman Expedition...

Pro Moto Billet Rack

Wolfman Expedition Small Bag

Wolfman Carry-all Bag

Acerbis Tank 3.3 gal ~ 120 mile range

14/46 Gearing - Sidewider Sprockets
Forum: Ride reports 01-29-2007, 03:46 PM
Replies: 90
Views: 11,516
Posted By IronDawg
Wednseday - Temoris to Chihauhua (via train) ...

Wednseday - Temoris to Chihauhua (via train)


Now that my ride is offically over, I revert to Mexican time meaning I'm taking it easy and not worried about getting to the next stop before...
Forum: Ride reports 01-26-2007, 03:10 PM
Replies: 90
Views: 11,516
Posted By IronDawg
Tuesday - Huatabambo to Temoris (almost) ...

Tuesday - Huatabambo to Temoris (almost)

What the $#%! is that noise? Ian says someone's banging on the door. It's 6:30am, cold, and I'm nice a toasty in bed.

Panchito is here to wash the...
Forum: Ride reports 01-24-2007, 05:02 PM
Replies: 90
Views: 11,516
Posted By IronDawg
Monday - El Fuerte to Huatabambo (meeting the...

Monday - El Fuerte to Huatabambo (meeting the in-laws....where'd Ray go?)

I have no clue what time it is but I hear Steve get up and head to the bathroom. This means it's either 4:00 am or time to...
Forum: Ride reports 01-24-2007, 08:11 AM
Replies: 90
Views: 11,516
Posted By IronDawg
Thanks guys. You won't be dissapointed with this...

Thanks guys. You won't be dissapointed with this route, it's got a bit of everything, riding wise, and like we all say, the pics don't due justice to the scenery.

I'll post the routes in the GPS...
Forum: Ride reports 01-23-2007, 04:33 PM
Replies: 90
Views: 11,516
Posted By IronDawg
Sunday Batopilas to El Fuerte (the long way...

Sunday Batopilas to El Fuerte (the long way around)

We started the day realizing that Tony wasn't going to join us. I'm a bit relieved but sad he's ending his trip. He's hobbling pretty bad and I...
Forum: Ride reports 01-17-2007, 03:10 PM
Replies: 90
Views: 11,516
Posted By IronDawg
Saturday - Creel to Batopilas I woke up...

Saturday - Creel to Batopilas

I woke up looking forward to the days ride. Last time I was out here, I was riding the GS1150 with about 100+ lbs. of gear. It was a bit of a handful. Now I'm on the...
Forum: Ride reports 01-16-2007, 04:12 PM
Replies: 90
Views: 11,516
Posted By IronDawg
Friday - Presidio to Creel The plan was to...

Friday - Presidio to Creel

The plan was to leave the hotel by 8:00 am. However, getting 13 folks pointed in the same direction is difficult. We had a few moments were car keys were misplaced,...
Forum: Ride reports 01-16-2007, 04:07 PM
Replies: 90
Views: 11,516
Posted By IronDawg
Thursday - Austin to Presidio 4:30 and I'm...

Thursday - Austin to Presidio

4:30 and I'm up...right on time. For some reason when Steve, Tony and I get together for a ride, the wakeup time is usually around 4:00 am in the morning. This trip...
Forum: Ride reports 07-19-2006, 11:10 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 2,116
Posted By IronDawg
I agree

Ant was right...
Forum: Thumpers 03-22-2006, 02:00 PM
Replies: 618
Views: 198,730
Posted By IronDawg
Keep cool man!!! It'll happen soon...

Keep cool man!!! It'll happen soon enough....maybe :evil
Forum: Thumpers 03-09-2006, 02:11 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 844
Posted By IronDawg
Yeah I saw that too. Strange how this all bubbles...

Yeah I saw that too. Strange how this all bubbles up to the surface.

Happy B-Day Mack!!!
Forum: Thumpers 03-09-2006, 02:09 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 844
Posted By IronDawg
Thanks to eveyone here...It's funny how guilty I...

Thanks to eveyone here...It's funny how guilty I feel about this. I shouldn't but I do. Like someone said...it's only machinery. Yeah sure...but it's got history.

Talked to the wife more about it...
Forum: Thumpers 03-08-2006, 02:14 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 2,045
Posted By IronDawg
Hey Willy, Just saw this post after writing...

Hey Willy,

Just saw this post after writing up a post about me selling Mack's bike. If you want it...maybe we can work something out.

Edit - I think there's karma here.
Forum: Thumpers 03-08-2006, 02:10 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 844
Posted By IronDawg
dilema

I've got a dilema on my hands. But first some history...

Most of y'all know Mack and the battle he fought against cancer and ultimately lost (and why I'm posting here instead of elsewhere). I was...
Forum: Ride reports 02-17-2006, 02:12 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,556
Posted By IronDawg
There's a few little towns where you can get gas...

There's a few little towns where you can get gas out of 55 gal drums. You'll have to ask the locals though. There are no Pemex stations. I went from Chihuhua to Herm two years ago without issue.
Forum: Thumpers 02-17-2006, 08:52 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 4,238
Posted By IronDawg
Hey Bill :wave Be careful about cutting...

Hey Bill :wave

Be careful about cutting down the springs as the wheel might hit the fender. There was some talk about cutting springs down to get them stiffer and lower the ride. I think the max...
Forum: Vendors 02-14-2006, 08:55 AM
Replies: 135
Views: 32,678
Posted By IronDawg
Chris....Put me down for a set as well. Do...

Chris....Put me down for a set as well.

Do you have a number of takers yet?
Forum: Thumpers 02-13-2006, 12:32 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 499
Posted By IronDawg
It's not the basket. It's the friction plates...

It's not the basket. It's the friction plates sticking. If the motor's been sitting for any period of time they will stick. There is an easy fix. Take the clutch apart and scuff up the metal disks.
...
Forum: Thumpers 02-09-2006, 07:26 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 4,238
Posted By IronDawg
Hey Tim!! I've put about 1500 miles on it so far...

Hey Tim!! I've put about 1500 miles on it so far and the more I ride it, the more I'm liking it. I'll soon get it sorted out so it fit's my riding style better. I've also got a '03 case with the oil...
Forum: Thumpers 02-08-2006, 02:28 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 4,238
Posted By IronDawg
Sorry guys...totally forgot about this. I've...

Sorry guys...totally forgot about this.

I've replaced the spring with a 245/8.5 from the original 260/7.0 and had it powdercoated KTM orange. I've got pics but not at work. I'll try and get them...
Forum: Thumpers 02-07-2006, 12:17 PM
Replies: 1,076
Views: 578,608
Posted By IronDawg
I've got a 99' DR350SE...to date I've done the...

I've got a 99' DR350SE...to date I've done the following.

Items Removed:

passenger pegs
subframe fender brace
tool box
kickstand switch
tail light
blinkers
Forum: Thumpers 01-20-2006, 03:10 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 3,863
Posted By IronDawg
I've got a '99 SE and ride the crap out of it....

I've got a '99 SE and ride the crap out of it. I've done two Big Bend trips this summer...each 3 days at over 250 miles per day. The bike ran great. I've done some suspension work and got the 441 kit...
Forum: Thumpers 01-09-2006, 12:29 PM
Replies: 5,775
Views: 1,050,991
Posted By IronDawg
Meaty...you da man!! I've been using the index...

Meaty...you da man!! I've been using the index like crazy and now you go and make it better!!

Keep up the good work!! :clap :clap :clap
Forum: Thumpers 01-06-2006, 11:06 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,134
Posted By IronDawg
IMO the D606 is no better than the MT21 in mud. I...

IMO the D606 is no better than the MT21 in mud. I had a 606 on the DR350 and a buddy had the MT21 on his DRZ. Both got gunked up with mud pretty bad to the point we were sliding off some tight single...
Forum: Thumpers 01-03-2006, 08:04 AM
Replies: 347
Views: 71,926
Posted By IronDawg
All Suzuki DR's engines are built this way....

All Suzuki DR's engines are built this way. However, unlike the KTM, the rocker cover/holder has either 10 or 12 bolts holding it down to maintain an equal clamping force.

I think the trick, like...
Forum: Face plant 12-21-2005, 11:56 AM
Replies: 42
Views: 4,694
Posted By IronDawg
Tim, I'm doing okay considering the...

Tim, I'm doing okay considering the circumstances. I think that most of us are still at a loss for words. It's a very sad thing, but Stevie was doing somthing he loved, was with most of his family...
Forum: Face plant 12-20-2005, 07:45 AM
Replies: 42
Views: 4,694
Posted By IronDawg
I just want to say thanks to everyone here. Steve...

I just want to say thanks to everyone here. Steve and Linda appreciate everyone's words.

If you wish to make a donation, please use the following link. There's been some confusion as to where the...
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