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Forum: Thumpers 05-31-2013, 04:26 PM
Replies: 58
Views: 20,669
Posted By gordo5
For more modest needs, I really like the bags...

For more modest needs, I really like the bags from these guys

http://dirt-bike-gear.com/lfb.html

Why have a rack at all? This mounts firmly to the fender and has plenty of room for tools,...
Forum: Thumpers 05-19-2013, 11:03 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,055
Posted By gordo5
+1 on Seat Concepts

I bought a seat from them recently, so not a lot of saddle time yet but it's clearly nice, a big improvement over stock on my 350 exc.

I went with one pre-installed on a new seat pan and there was...
Forum: Thumpers 01-24-2013, 06:27 PM
Replies: 512
Views: 40,125
Posted By gordo5
Unfortunately you're right, but it is showing...

Unfortunately you're right, but it is showing growth. Still, kind of sad to be outsold by scooters....

http://blog.motorcycle.com/2012/01/24/industry-news/2011-us-motorcycle-sales-results/
Forum: Thumpers 09-19-2012, 10:35 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 3,096
Posted By gordo5
I've seen several posts over the last few years...

I've seen several posts over the last few years from people who previously rode a drz and now ride a WR250R and say the WR is better on the highway. I've never ridden a drz but understand it has a...
Forum: Thumpers 09-12-2012, 10:53 PM
Replies: 159
Views: 10,342
Posted By gordo5
Corrected for the modern day version of the...

Corrected for the modern day version of the excellent DR350. :lol3
Forum: Thumpers 09-12-2012, 09:57 PM
Replies: 107
Views: 10,044
Posted By gordo5
Oh, I'm sure it is marketing by somebody. I was...

Oh, I'm sure it is marketing by somebody. I was just thinking about how 20 and 30 years ago I'd never heard the term dual sport, just dual purpose. Today, I don't remember the last time I saw...
Forum: Thumpers 09-11-2012, 10:07 PM
Replies: 107
Views: 10,044
Posted By gordo5
79 XL185S No. Fantastic when I was 16 but in...

79 XL185S No. Fantastic when I was 16 but in the end it really wasn't anything special. Front and rear drums and twin shocks. Very old school. Carried my 140 pds (at the time) well enough though....
Forum: Parallel Universe 08-28-2012, 09:19 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 6,908
Posted By gordo5
I've had the vario panniers for 4 1/2 years now...

I've had the vario panniers for 4 1/2 years now and I'm still happy with them. I like the fact that they provide such a slender profile, especially at the smaller setting which I use most of the...
Forum: Thumpers 08-07-2012, 08:37 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 3,232
Posted By gordo5
Although not as extreme as this, I had a...

Although not as extreme as this, I had a similarly uncomfortable experience with this company. Road jackets labelled as waterproof were absorbent. The lightest rain worked it's was through with...
Forum: Thumpers 08-07-2012, 08:14 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 3,232
Posted By gordo5
I have a Rockgardn Flak jacket that is a few...

I have a Rockgardn Flak jacket that is a few years old and I'm quite happy with it, so this post made me go to their site to see the latest offering, which is quite different from what I have. Mine...
Forum: Thumpers 05-04-2012, 03:39 PM
Replies: 41,296
Views: 7,702,087
Posted By gordo5
Sweet, looking forward to hearing feedback on the...

Sweet, looking forward to hearing feedback on the Athena.

I'm sure the wheels are nice, but does anyone else find 'warp' to be a really strange choice of names for a wheel manufacturer? :huh
Forum: Thumpers 05-03-2012, 02:40 PM
Replies: 41,296
Views: 7,702,087
Posted By gordo5
Maybe you should try putting your bike up on the...

Maybe you should try putting your bike up on the stand, spin the front wheel and kneel down and eyeball it. I seem to have bent my front rim and with the above procedure the wobble was barely...
Forum: Thumpers 04-20-2012, 12:34 PM
Replies: 41,296
Views: 7,702,087
Posted By gordo5
Same gearing on both bikes?

Same gearing on both bikes?
Forum: Thumpers 04-20-2012, 12:33 PM
Replies: 41,296
Views: 7,702,087
Posted By gordo5
I keep a bottle of nail polish in the toolbox for...

I keep a bottle of nail polish in the toolbox for just this purpose.
Forum: Thumpers 04-14-2012, 04:42 PM
Replies: 41,296
Views: 7,702,087
Posted By gordo5
I agree. The extra unsprung weight of a 120...

I agree. The extra unsprung weight of a 120 doesn't win you anything and the 110 gives you a bit more clearance if you get into the muck. fwiw, the stock size on a wr250f is 100/100-18.
Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 01-10-2012, 04:03 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 488
Posted By gordo5
Thanks! That looks promising. :thumb

Thanks! That looks promising. :thumb
Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 01-09-2012, 04:53 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 488
Posted By gordo5
Bump? Looks like the place I found just...

Bump?

Looks like the place I found just rents bikes, which isn't great since I'll be solo.
Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 01-08-2012, 12:05 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 488
Posted By gordo5
Southern Arizona riding facilities?

I'm going to be in southern Arizona and New Mexico for a couple of weeks in February and was wondering if I could get recommendations on any operations that do off road training or tours. I'll be on...
Forum: Thumpers 12-17-2011, 10:10 PM
Replies: 41,296
Views: 7,702,087
Posted By gordo5
Just speculating here, but the Dupont stuff is...

Just speculating here, but the Dupont stuff is supposed to be given 15 min drying time before use. Have you always adhered to that or would you be just as likely to spray and go?

Like I said...
Forum: Thumpers 12-16-2011, 09:06 PM
Replies: 41,296
Views: 7,702,087
Posted By gordo5
Same as in the States, you can get it at Lowes. ...

Same as in the States, you can get it at Lowes. There is a version that is supposed to be specifically for chains, chain saver, or something like that, which I went with.

I've just started...
Forum: Thumpers 12-09-2011, 09:03 PM
Replies: 41,296
Views: 7,702,087
Posted By gordo5
If you get the engine warmed up first you...

If you get the engine warmed up first you shouldn't need the astroglide.
Forum: Parallel Universe 11-04-2011, 09:32 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 5,787
Posted By gordo5
I can't disagree with your somewhat strick...

I can't disagree with your somewhat strick definition of a sport tourer but I think calling the 650/800GS an enduro is a big stretch too. I know BMW calls them that but I don't think anything over,...
Forum: Thumpers 10-27-2011, 07:22 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 5,181
Posted By gordo5
I had a 2001 F650GS, basically the same bike. ...

I had a 2001 F650GS, basically the same bike. Decent bike, I had fun on it. I can't believe after 10 years of development the sidestand is still too low. I was constantly bashing that thing...
Forum: Thumpers 10-25-2011, 08:07 PM
Replies: 41,296
Views: 7,702,087
Posted By gordo5
My only reservation about non DOT tires is...

My only reservation about non DOT tires is insurance. I don't trust insurance companies at all and if anything were to happen the non dot tire could easily be their excuse to leave you high and dry....
Forum: Parallel Universe 10-22-2011, 09:58 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 3,280
Posted By gordo5
Not the most elegant solution but it worked for...

Not the most elegant solution but it worked for me.

http://www.manicsalamander.com/products/app-finder-tl.aspx
Forum: GPS 101 - Which GPS For Me 09-01-2011, 04:07 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,408
Posted By gordo5
Hot Damn! That did the trick! I don't know...

Hot Damn! That did the trick!

I don't know what I must have set to screw it up and I'm surprised flashing it didn't do the trick (I guess it preserves settings) but the hard reset has me back in...
Forum: GPS 101 - Which GPS For Me 08-31-2011, 07:44 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,408
Posted By gordo5
Thanks for the lead. I'm not sure what that...

Thanks for the lead. I'm not sure what that does, but Garmin didn't like it. Couldn't turn it on again after that until I removed the batteries, counted to 10 and replaced them. But hopefully it...
Forum: GPS 101 - Which GPS For Me 08-31-2011, 04:17 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,408
Posted By gordo5
60CSx auto routing

I've had this unit for about 5 years without issue until about 6 weeks ago. It used to be that if I had it navigate to a waypoint, it would plot a route and if I deviated from it's route at all it...
Forum: Thumpers 07-07-2011, 05:43 PM
Replies: 41,296
Views: 7,702,087
Posted By gordo5
Yup, Motion Pro, still have the packaging. I...

Yup, Motion Pro, still have the packaging. I just took a look at their site ( http://www.motionpro.com/motorcycle/search/overview/weights/ ) and they seem to come in 12.5, 13.1 and 13.3mm. Mine...
Forum: Thumpers 07-06-2011, 07:33 PM
Replies: 41,296
Views: 7,702,087
Posted By gordo5
Hey HF I'm not quite sure how you mount...

Hey HF

I'm not quite sure how you mount them? I just took this snap with one siting on the front wheel as I think you're describing and it doesn't fit. :hmmmmm I suppose it could go lengthwise...
Forum: Thumpers 07-05-2011, 07:53 PM
Replies: 41,296
Views: 7,702,087
Posted By gordo5
This is freakin' awesome! I've tried using those...

This is freakin' awesome! I've tried using those weights but didn't have much success... never thought of just drilling a larger hole in it. The counter drilling and and heating are just...
Forum: Thumpers 07-05-2011, 05:08 PM
Replies: 41,296
Views: 7,702,087
Posted By gordo5
wheel weights

What are people using for weights for their wheels? I used to have some pieces of lead that a mechanic gave me that got re-used one too many times so I bought some of those motion pro stick on ones....
Forum: Thumpers 07-03-2011, 09:38 PM
Replies: 41,296
Views: 7,702,087
Posted By gordo5
I'm running 13 / 47 with a 112 and here is where...

I'm running 13 / 47 with a 112 and here is where my axle blocks are at. You could probably get away with a 46T but it might be pushing it... You could always lose 2 links too if you want something...
Forum: Thumpers 06-18-2011, 10:29 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 2,024
Posted By gordo5
WR250R. The rear shock could use more rebound...

WR250R. The rear shock could use more rebound dampening but other than that you're good to go.

To the OP, you said



So don't rule out the wr250r either. It may sound small, but it's pretty...
Forum: Thumpers 06-15-2011, 08:43 PM
Replies: 41,296
Views: 7,702,087
Posted By gordo5
Intuitively, I agree with you, but I expect the...

Intuitively, I agree with you, but I expect the tethered ones to operate like 'normal' kill switches, which is why I'm unsure of how they work. Looking forward to hearing how it goes and I hope I'm...
Forum: Thumpers 06-15-2011, 08:18 PM
Replies: 41,296
Views: 7,702,087
Posted By gordo5
That is where I don't understand how the tethered...

That is where I don't understand how the tethered kill switches work. From my experience with a generic kill switch on my wrr I've had to use the non default setting to run the bike, so most dirt...
Forum: Thumpers 06-15-2011, 07:52 PM
Replies: 41,296
Views: 7,702,087
Posted By gordo5
One thing that may give you a problem is that the...

One thing that may give you a problem is that the kill switch on our bike has a closed circuit for run operation, but from what I gather most dirt bike kill switches run on an open circuit, with the...
Forum: Thumpers 06-10-2011, 04:12 PM
Replies: 41,296
Views: 7,702,087
Posted By gordo5
A while back I posted up this mod of my Q4 spark...

A while back I posted up this mod of my Q4 spark arrestor. This made the Q4 almost as quiet as stock, but there was a performance hit. Not that huge, but it was there. This was with my Q4 and...
Forum: Thumpers 06-02-2011, 09:22 PM
Replies: 41,296
Views: 7,702,087
Posted By gordo5
Because it's the last place I can find for any...

Because it's the last place I can find for any weight savings. I won't chase ounces, but if I can shave a pound or two somewhere and it isn't stupid expensive, I'll do it. I've even flirted with...
Forum: Thumpers 06-02-2011, 08:22 PM
Replies: 41,296
Views: 7,702,087
Posted By gordo5
Excellent point. I was thinking it was pretty...

Excellent point. I was thinking it was pretty much a wash, depending on how much you liked the farkles and how much you cared about warranty, which I wouldn't worry too much about with this bike,...
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