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Forum: Pacific Northwet - Where it's green. And wet. 01-20-2010, 03:23 AM
Replies: 58
Views: 3,237
Posted By jeffchri
Which 'it' will be 6/5? I'm new to RM, but...

Which 'it' will be 6/5?

I'm new to RM, but I'm definitely interested in trying an event out. Is North Nevada the next RM event? And has there been further discussion about getting together f2f to...
Forum: Trials 01-07-2010, 02:16 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 5,815
Posted By jeffchri
Guys, c'mon - the point of the article is that...

Guys, c'mon - the point of the article is that some motorcyclists somewhere screwed up, and did damage to a landscape that is really really really fragile. They messed up, and ideally they'd get...
Forum: Parallel Universe 01-04-2010, 08:25 PM
Replies: 425
Views: 152,616
Posted By jeffchri
I got the Best Rest flexible glare shield thingy...

I got the Best Rest flexible glare shield thingy and it doesn't look half bad. Haven't ridden it much to figure out how well it works, but a quick checks suggests that it'll work fine. Thanks for the...
Forum: Racing 01-04-2010, 05:14 PM
Replies: 7,138
Views: 604,073
Posted By jeffchri
Looks like I have a new desktop image ...

Looks like I have a new desktop image ...
Forum: Racing 01-04-2010, 04:02 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 2,945
Posted By jeffchri
I've got a pretty good foundation on a number of...

I've got a pretty good foundation on a number of these fronts - lots of longer off-pavement dualsport rides on both the big and small bike, lots of assembling my own routes, in many western states...
Forum: Racing 01-02-2010, 02:26 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 2,945
Posted By jeffchri
Just curious: what are the "training rally"...

Just curious: what are the "training rally" opportunities in the US? I know about Charlie's gig, and then there's the "DVR" thing that I don't know much about ... what are the other options/outlets?
Forum: Racing 12-30-2009, 12:25 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 2,945
Posted By jeffchri
New to moto rallying ...

Howdy!

Dunno - could be that whole "Dakar" thing happening right now, but I've recently gotten the urge to start poking around with rally racing. It's always been fascinating to me, and I'm now...
Forum: Parallel Universe 12-29-2009, 11:40 AM
Replies: 425
Views: 152,616
Posted By jeffchri
Ah, great! I ordered one, I'll see how it works....

Ah, great! I ordered one, I'll see how it works. At the very least it's a $10 part I can cut/trim and play around with, and it looks like it should work okay with the BMW headlight guard.
Forum: Parallel Universe 12-29-2009, 10:07 AM
Replies: 425
Views: 152,616
Posted By jeffchri
Ah yes, that ... definitely isn't as good a...

Ah yes, that ... definitely isn't as good a shield as the separate anti-glare shield. I have dual HID replacements as well and I find quite a bit of light catches the back side of the Desierto and...
Forum: Parallel Universe 12-28-2009, 11:45 PM
Replies: 425
Views: 152,616
Posted By jeffchri
Another update: got the zumo mounted fairly...

Another update: got the zumo mounted fairly nicely by drilling out a new RAM ball mount point. Some pics follow ...

New mounting point (and old one, the lower one, that didn't work well):...
Forum: Parallel Universe 12-28-2009, 02:54 PM
Replies: 425
Views: 152,616
Posted By jeffchri
Definitely a conflict here, though not anything...

Definitely a conflict here, though not anything close to a deal breaker for me. I heard the final word from the helpful folks at Touratech:

This is a known issue. The desierto fairing by design...
Forum: Parallel Universe 12-27-2009, 11:14 AM
Replies: 425
Views: 152,616
Posted By jeffchri
I'll try removing mine - it should be fine...

I'll try removing mine - it should be fine without it.



There might still be some of that, I'm really not sure. I prefer what it is now to what I had before, though. Though again, $800...
Forum: Parallel Universe 12-26-2009, 09:09 PM
Replies: 425
Views: 152,616
Posted By jeffchri
I got to ride for about 30mins this evening,...

I got to ride for about 30mins this evening, bombing back and forth up and down the interstate. I didn't wear earplugs, so that I could have a good sense of the impact of adjustments. My experience...
Forum: Parallel Universe 12-26-2009, 10:55 AM
Replies: 425
Views: 152,616
Posted By jeffchri
6'1", also with Arai XD(1). We're heading out on...

6'1", also with Arai XD(1). We're heading out on the Husky's for most of today (frosty), but if it doesn't re-frost early, I'll try to ride this evening ...
Forum: Parallel Universe 12-25-2009, 11:23 PM
Replies: 425
Views: 152,616
Posted By jeffchri
I got my setup finished late last night (after...

I got my setup finished late last night (after Santa had gone to bed :). I generally had a good experience mounting it up like Frank, though I think there is going to be some issues where the "beak"...
Forum: Parallel Universe 12-24-2009, 10:56 AM
Replies: 741
Views: 112,224
Posted By jeffchri
Great analysis (though full disclosure, I say...

Great analysis (though full disclosure, I say that *in part* because you like the bike that I own ... ;-).

How do you like the 610, as part of that stable? I've been playing with getting...
Forum: Parallel Universe 12-24-2009, 10:48 AM
Replies: 425
Views: 152,616
Posted By jeffchri
Ditto - assuming the rains return to wash the...

Ditto - assuming the rains return to wash the frost away ...
Forum: Parallel Universe 12-22-2009, 08:36 PM
Replies: 87
Views: 8,839
Posted By jeffchri
Really? You were on a bum 800, then. I think it's...

Really? You were on a bum 800, then. I think it's a turbine, but I do miss the growl up top which is when the KTM's motor shows its headroom. But "off balance blender"? Heh.



Really?? So...
Forum: Parallel Universe 12-21-2009, 01:00 PM
Replies: 425
Views: 152,616
Posted By jeffchri
Is there a close-up view of how the GPS mount...

Is there a close-up view of how the GPS mount attaches to the support for the fairing? That'd be handy ...
Forum: Parallel Universe 12-21-2009, 12:49 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 2,366
Posted By jeffchri
The simple CoG portion of the argument is correct...

The simple CoG portion of the argument is correct I think *when comparing underseat tanks to that particular KTM design*. The KTM has their gas placed nicely on their big 9XX bikes. The more...
Forum: Parallel Universe 12-21-2009, 12:42 PM
Replies: 87
Views: 8,839
Posted By jeffchri
Re: the KLR - almost had me digging up the...

Re: the KLR - almost had me digging up the statistics and starting to do some math ... but it's not a hill I want to fight for, so nevermind.

Re: the second comment, though - good question, there...
Forum: Parallel Universe 12-19-2009, 01:46 PM
Replies: 87
Views: 8,839
Posted By jeffchri
(Oooh ooh! I've never picked a fight with KLR...

(Oooh ooh! I've never picked a fight with KLR owners, but I've always wanted to try. Here it goes ...)

Well, with a lot less than $3k, I can bring my 800's suspension up to or above the KTM's...
Forum: Parallel Universe 12-18-2009, 06:49 PM
Replies: 87
Views: 8,839
Posted By jeffchri
That'd be me. 'Tis my fiancee's description for...

That'd be me. 'Tis my fiancee's description for my 800. She probably means it as a dig, but myself ... well, being A Boy(tm), I love the idea of riding around on a bad-assed weapon.
:gun2 :2guns
...
Forum: Parallel Universe 12-17-2009, 11:41 AM
Replies: 425
Views: 152,616
Posted By jeffchri
D'oh! Dang it, too late ... wish I'd thought of...

D'oh! Dang it, too late ... wish I'd thought of that. :waysad
Forum: Parallel Universe 12-16-2009, 12:26 PM
Replies: 425
Views: 152,616
Posted By jeffchri
Sounds like I'll get the Desierto hopefully...

Sounds like I'll get the Desierto hopefully tomorrow (or today, if I can get them on the phone and stop them from shipping it so I can just drive down there and pick it up!). "Santa Claus" might...
Forum: Parallel Universe 12-16-2009, 12:36 AM
Replies: 425
Views: 152,616
Posted By jeffchri
And to confirm - you can use both the headlight...

And to confirm - you can use both the headlight grill and headlamp shroud thingy just fine. I stopped by TT today and checked it out, and that's the right they have. The lower beak of the Desierto...
Forum: Parallel Universe 12-16-2009, 12:31 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,502
Posted By jeffchri
True ... but the beefy bracket that the Desierto...

True ... but the beefy bracket that the Desierto uses to mount has quite a bit of structural substance to it, and it's not hard to imagine various ways of affixing a GPS to it. Not sure how the IMO...
Forum: GS Boxers 12-14-2009, 08:47 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 2,473
Posted By jeffchri
Well, I wonder how much the difference between...

Well, I wonder how much the difference between the 800 and 1200's mounting system matters here. The cross-strut that attaches to the lower part of the rear of the pannier brackets is mounted much...
Forum: Parallel Universe 12-13-2009, 11:48 PM
Replies: 425
Views: 152,616
Posted By jeffchri
Ah yes, pics when you can! I just saw this in...

Ah yes, pics when you can! I just saw this in person at the Seattle MC show and it was a real eye-catcher.
Forum: GS Boxers 12-10-2009, 06:26 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 2,473
Posted By jeffchri
BMW Adventure pannier failure??

[sorry for the x-post with Beasts ...]

Howdy - have something unpleasant to report, and wondering if anyone else has seen this.

I've always loved the BMW Adventure panniers, and was ecstatic...
Forum: Parallel Universe 12-10-2009, 04:31 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 2,596
Posted By jeffchri
*bump*

*bump*
Forum: Parallel Universe 12-09-2009, 12:10 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 2,596
Posted By jeffchri
BMW Adventure Pannier Failure??

Howdy - have something unpleasant to report, and wondering if anyone else has seen this.

I've always loved the BMW Adventure panniers, and was ecstatic when it came out that I could get them for...
Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 10-25-2009, 11:08 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 449
Posted By jeffchri
Bizarre parking question

Hey, just wanted to know if folks have any ideas ... the fiancee and I are headed down to Baja in about 3 weeks but we have a little logistics challenge. To dodge some long, annoying highway miles...
Forum: Parallel Universe 08-28-2009, 03:57 AM
Replies: 631
Views: 99,399
Posted By jeffchri
Mine were dialed full-out as well, and pretty...

Mine were dialed full-out as well, and pretty darn hard to move (e.g. I have a stubby wrench along with me to twiddle them and it doesn't really give me enough leverage to turn them comfortably). I...
Forum: Parallel Universe 08-24-2009, 10:35 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 886
Posted By jeffchri
Try just leaving it on regardless of surface....

Try just leaving it on regardless of surface. Works fine.
Forum: Canada 07-17-2009, 04:56 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 470
Posted By jeffchri
BC Dualsporting, and info on the "Lt. Palmer Route Trail"

Howdy - buddy and I may be headed up ton Bella Coola this summer, so I've been poking around the Backroad Mapbooks maps for some cool (read: unpaved) routes. We're generally crossing from Seattle to...
Forum: Parallel Universe 06-30-2009, 01:36 PM
Replies: 741
Views: 112,224
Posted By jeffchri
+1, perfect summary.

+1, perfect summary.
Forum: Parallel Universe 06-30-2009, 01:14 PM
Replies: 124
Views: 31,217
Posted By jeffchri
Did the ride, had a blast. 750+ miles, about...

Did the ride, had a blast. 750+ miles, about 200-ish of which was pavement. Short review for me is I really liked having it in anything remotely gnarly. It really makes the bike feel more nimble -...
Forum: Parallel Universe 06-30-2009, 12:55 PM
Replies: 631
Views: 99,399
Posted By jeffchri
It's not impossible to still have slappers,...

It's not impossible to still have slappers, particularly in deep stuff with, um, buried ruts (had a couple), but it seems way harder to initiate them, and easier to recover from. I mean, that's what...
Forum: Parallel Universe 06-30-2009, 12:54 PM
Replies: 631
Views: 99,399
Posted By jeffchri
Hey Griz, looks like you cross-thread posted, I...

Hey Griz, looks like you cross-thread posted, I guess (e.g. http://www.advrider.com/forums/showthread.php?p=10225061#post10225061). Anyway, as I replied there - you're right, not necessary, but...
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