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Forum: Americas 01-30-2015, 02:53 PM
Replies: 153
Views: 9,898
Posted By kobukan
Weather conditions can vary greatly. Creel is...

Weather conditions can vary greatly. Creel is around 8,000' and it could snow there, or it could be 65 and sunny. Temps were 15-20 warmer at lower elevations like Chinipas and Batopilas. We had to...
Forum: Americas 01-30-2015, 12:10 PM
Replies: 28,444
Views: 2,466,484
Posted By kobukan
I just posted some info on the Copper Canyon area...

I just posted some info on the Copper Canyon area in another thread. It might be relevant to folks reading this thread, but I didn't want to post it all here too, so here's a link...
Forum: Americas 01-30-2015, 12:04 PM
Replies: 153
Views: 9,898
Posted By kobukan
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Forum: Americas 01-22-2015, 06:38 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 451
Posted By kobukan
I haven't done paperwork there, but San Luis Rio...

I haven't done paperwork there, but San Luis Rio Colorado is the easiest crossing in the area imo. Hopefully, someone else has info for doing paperwork there. There's usually little or no traffic,...
Forum: Northeast - Greater Flugistan and home of the carpet baggers. 01-22-2015, 06:28 PM
Replies: 48,277
Views: 2,992,544
Posted By kobukan
I like the SPOT for the tracking feature....

I like the SPOT for the tracking feature. Otherwise I'd probably go with a PLB. The new DeLorme is gaining popularity, but it seemed expensive compared to SPOT when I looked, and I don't need the...
Forum: Thumpers 01-21-2015, 07:32 PM
Replies: 1,883
Views: 431,831
Posted By kobukan
The DR did a fine job crossing the El Camino Del...

The DR did a fine job crossing the El Camino Del Diablo from Ajo to Wellton ...

http://kobukan.smugmug.com/Motorcycles/Southwest-Trips/Camino-Del-Diablo-2015-01-17/i-mF7zQwg/0/L/DSCN0152-L.jpg...
Forum: Northeast - Greater Flugistan and home of the carpet baggers. 01-20-2015, 09:47 PM
Replies: 48,277
Views: 2,992,544
Posted By kobukan
Another one of those scary military checkpoints...

Another one of those scary military checkpoints in Baja. :D

http://kobukan.smugmug.com/Motorcycles/Baja-Trips/Baja-Trip-2015-01/i-fvWMRSM/0/L/DSCN0326-L.jpg...
Forum: Northeast - Greater Flugistan and home of the carpet baggers. 01-17-2015, 07:55 PM
Replies: 48,277
Views: 2,992,544
Posted By kobukan
El Camino Del Diablo 120 miles of dirt, from...

El Camino Del Diablo
120 miles of dirt, from Ajo to Wellton. Never rode so far through so little ... there ain't much out there. Six hours across and never saw anyone, other than a few border patrol...
Forum: West – California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 01-15-2015, 09:33 PM
Replies: 1,816
Views: 123,985
Posted By kobukan
Thanks kojack06 .... in the past couple winters...

Thanks kojack06 .... in the past couple winters I've done lots of riding that I haven't written about. Those darn ride reports can get pretty time-consuming. Headed out on the road again tomorrow...
Forum: West – California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 01-08-2015, 12:18 PM
Replies: 1,816
Views: 123,985
Posted By kobukan
I'm not sure what my plans are, yet. I'll...

I'm not sure what my plans are, yet. I'll probably be here in AZ for another week, but might head down to Baja or over to Big Bend. I expect to be out here until at least the end of February and will...
Forum: Northeast - Greater Flugistan and home of the carpet baggers. 01-08-2015, 12:10 PM
Replies: 48,277
Views: 2,992,544
Posted By kobukan
Looks like I got the hell out of there just in...

Looks like I got the hell out of there just in time this year.
If it's any consolation, it's raining here in southern AZ today, probably won't even get out of the 50's!.
Forum: West – California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 01-07-2015, 08:46 PM
Replies: 1,816
Views: 123,985
Posted By kobukan
For sure! Over the past few years I've ridden...

For sure! Over the past few years I've ridden Utah, Death Valley, Big Bend, a few trips to Baja (including one ride all the way to Cabo), Copper Canyon, and a lot of areas in between all those...
Forum: West – California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 12-31-2014, 08:37 AM
Replies: 1,816
Views: 123,985
Posted By kobukan
Looks like fun! I'll be flying in next Tuesday to...

Looks like fun! I'll be flying in next Tuesday to start my winter riding season. The past couple winters I haven't done as much southeast AZ riding ... I've headed out on the road soon after arriving...
Forum: Northeast - Greater Flugistan and home of the carpet baggers. 12-23-2014, 07:21 AM
Replies: 4,768
Views: 297,575
Posted By kobukan
Wade ... So sorry to hear of your loss, I just...

Wade ... So sorry to hear of your loss, I just can't even imagine what you're going through. I haven't spent much time on here lately either, and I certainly was not expecting to see this. I have two...
Forum: Northeast - Greater Flugistan and home of the carpet baggers. 11-08-2014, 09:14 AM
Replies: 48,277
Views: 2,992,544
Posted By kobukan
In the past few years I've put over 40k miles on...

In the past few years I've put over 40k miles on my three DR's. I bought the DR350 non-running - had been chained to a guys deck post for two years - he couldn't even find the key to unlock the...
Forum: Americas 11-07-2014, 11:58 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,606
Posted By kobukan
I rode from Maine to AZ in Jan 2013. Left ME on a...

I rode from Maine to AZ in Jan 2013. Left ME on a clear 25<!--[if gte mso 9]><xml> <o:OfficeDocumentSettings> <o:AllowPNG/> </o:OfficeDocumentSettings> </xml><![endif]-->°<!--[if gte mso 9]><xml>...
Forum: Americas 11-02-2014, 08:27 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,359
Posted By kobukan
Over the past few years I've crossed numerous...

Over the past few years I've crossed numerous times at numerous places ..... Agua Prieta, Algadones, Lukeville, San Luis Rio Colorado, Mexicale and Tecate. Usually, they just wave me through. But I...
Forum: Northeast - Greater Flugistan and home of the carpet baggers. 10-30-2014, 10:25 AM
Replies: 48,277
Views: 2,992,544
Posted By kobukan
I remember hearing about a guy somewhere in Maine...

I remember hearing about a guy somewhere in Maine a couple years ago that took a turkey to the chest - took him right off the bike. Lucky it didn't kill him. Can't imagine cruising along and getting...
Forum: Northeast - Greater Flugistan and home of the carpet baggers. 07-01-2014, 06:01 PM
Replies: 48,277
Views: 2,992,544
Posted By kobukan
They all do that ... if you're riding them...

They all do that ... if you're riding them properly. :evil I had to zip-tie mine together halfway through the last Baja run. The DR250 taillight works well.
Forum: GS Boxers 07-01-2014, 05:38 PM
Replies: 1,409
Views: 440,639
Posted By kobukan
That is a beautiful machine! And pay no attention...

That is a beautiful machine! And pay no attention to that Racegun guy ... if you ever decide to sell it pm me and I'll be right over - I'm just up the street here in ME. :evil (sorry Racegun :D)
Forum: Trip Planning 06-13-2014, 07:11 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,297
Posted By kobukan
Everyone has dreams. The difference between a...

Everyone has dreams. The difference between a dream and a goal is simply a plan. IMO the difference between dreamers and doers is often just a plan. Once you begin to plan, the dream becomes a goal...
Forum: Thumpers 05-29-2014, 08:02 PM
Replies: 31,936
Views: 3,980,417
Posted By kobukan
I've never had a high-speed wobble, but when I...

I've never had a high-speed wobble, but when I first converted my dirt model to street legal a few years ago the front wheel didn't run smooth - ran like it was out of balance ... sort of "bounced" a...
Forum: Thumpers 05-29-2014, 12:27 PM
Replies: 31,936
Views: 3,980,417
Posted By kobukan
Pretty sure it's been done before. There was...

Pretty sure it's been done before. There was somebody on here that swapped a stator from a street model into a dirt model about a year ago - can't remember what year bikes. Not sure how much rewiring...
Forum: Americas 05-28-2014, 06:13 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 736
Posted By kobukan
+1 on crossing at Tecate - shouldn't take long at...

+1 on crossing at Tecate - shouldn't take long at all, and then you'll be on your way. But, be aware that if you head over to the Sea of Cortez side (San Felipe) you'll be riding some dirt. They've...
Forum: Americas 05-26-2014, 08:35 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 849
Posted By kobukan
Be prepared for a lot of sand, a lot of...

Be prepared for a lot of sand, a lot of washboard, more sand ...... more washboard, and .... more sand. Bring as much water as you can possibly carry, then figure out how to carry twice that.
Forum: Americas 05-25-2014, 08:20 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 2,407
Posted By kobukan
Sounds like you're probably taking I-15, if so...

Sounds like you're probably taking I-15, if so you won't be near El Centro. Like stickman said, there's nothing on the US side of Tecate. One option would be to cut over to Hwy 79 when you get...
Forum: Thumpers 05-21-2014, 12:44 PM
Replies: 31,936
Views: 3,980,417
Posted By kobukan
'95 dirt and '95SE are both listed at 268 lbs dry...

'95 dirt and '95SE are both listed at 268 lbs dry weight. Not sure if that's correct.
'99 dirt is listed at 249 and '99SE at 286, which is 37 lbs heavier. I've been tempted a couple times by...
Forum: GS Boxers 05-21-2014, 12:30 PM
Replies: 1,489
Views: 537,466
Posted By kobukan
Congrats on getting her back! :clap

Congrats on getting her back! :clap
Forum: Americas 05-20-2014, 09:45 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 2,238
Posted By kobukan
Excellent info akaDigger. Thanks for the update!

Excellent info akaDigger. Thanks for the update!
Forum: Thumpers 05-19-2014, 04:41 PM
Replies: 31,936
Views: 3,980,417
Posted By kobukan
Might be worth $1500 if it runs, maybe worth a...

Might be worth $1500 if it runs, maybe worth a grand if it doesn't. Probably just needs a carb cleaning, but you're taking all the risk buying a non-running bike. If it just needs something simple...
Forum: Thumpers 05-16-2014, 07:04 AM
Replies: 31,936
Views: 3,980,417
Posted By kobukan
Looks good ... should be a great ride. Sorry I...

Looks good ... should be a great ride. Sorry I didn't get a chance to meet up with you over the winter - I was out west for two months, but spent most of it traveling. Maybe next fall/winter.
Forum: Northeast - Greater Flugistan and home of the carpet baggers. 05-13-2014, 08:26 PM
Replies: 48,277
Views: 2,992,544
Posted By kobukan
Nice. UT12 .... one of the best roads in the...

Nice. UT12 .... one of the best roads in the country.
http://kobukan.smugmug.com/Motorcycles/USA-Trips/AZ-UT-Trip-2013-09/i-m4XqMHG/0/L/DSCN0400-L.jpg...
Forum: GS Boxers 05-11-2014, 09:53 AM
Replies: 1,409
Views: 440,639
Posted By kobukan
You know you want one ...... and good ones aren't...

You know you want one ...... and good ones aren't getting any easier to find ... people tend to keep them. :D
Forum: Thumpers 05-09-2014, 09:43 PM
Replies: 31,936
Views: 3,980,417
Posted By kobukan
What's the federal standard? I wonder how many of...

What's the federal standard? I wonder how many of the guys doing inspections know what it is. When I converted my dirt model DR350 I researched the regs and had to inform a couple shops what the laws...
Forum: Thumpers 05-09-2014, 06:03 AM
Replies: 31,936
Views: 3,980,417
Posted By kobukan
+1 I think some states may actually require...

+1

I think some states may actually require the turn signals to be a certain distance apart, or at least be far enough apart to be clearly visible. I'm not sure Maine would pass those.

More...
Forum: GS Boxers 05-09-2014, 05:50 AM
Replies: 6,732
Views: 1,214,438
Posted By kobukan
Looks good, but you better hope your broken body...

Looks good, but you better hope your broken body is lying next to your handlebars when you need to use the SPOT. :deal
Forum: Americas 05-05-2014, 06:55 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,687
Posted By kobukan
It would probably be helpful to let people know...

It would probably be helpful to let people know what you're riding, what type of rider you are, whether you plan to camp or motel, how much ground you like to cover in a day, etc ...

Being new to...
Forum: Northeast - Greater Flugistan and home of the carpet baggers. 04-27-2014, 10:18 AM
Replies: 48,277
Views: 2,992,544
Posted By kobukan
I like the way all the stuff quick-releases from...

I like the way all the stuff quick-releases from the bike so it doesn't get crushed by the behemoth. :lol3
Forum: Thumpers 04-27-2014, 10:11 AM
Replies: 31,936
Views: 3,980,417
Posted By kobukan
Sorry thump, but I guess it's another case of...

Sorry thump, but I guess it's another case of different things for different folks. Maybe it's riding style, maybe it's the bike setup, who knows. :dunno

I've had a Wolfman Enduro tank bag on my...
Forum: Thumpers 04-27-2014, 10:01 AM
Replies: 31,936
Views: 3,980,417
Posted By kobukan
Yes ... to each his own. I ran TW301 & TW302...

Yes ... to each his own.

I ran TW301 & TW302 on my DR350 for the Roaming Rally up in Canada a few years ago and they performed excellent in all conditions. I had a 400-mile pavement ride to get to...
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