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Forum: Layin' down tracks 04-04-2014, 07:39 PM
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Posted By jckid
Garmin 60CSx Need help entering coordinates

Getting ready for a trip on the Mojave Road. The "Mojave Road Guide" has the starting coordinates as:

N35°2.72' W114*°37.63'

The book says these coordinates are given in degrees, decimal...
Forum: Thumpers 03-28-2014, 09:12 AM
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Posted By jckid
I was looking at these two sizes as a rear tire...

I was looking at these two sizes as a rear tire on my X. I found a chart that indicated that the 130 might be too narrow for our rim. The 140 was good, but I thought it might be a bit on the tall...
Forum: Thumpers 03-25-2014, 11:46 AM
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Posted By jckid
Nice setup. What brand and size are the tires?

Nice setup. What brand and size are the tires?
Forum: West – California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 02-10-2014, 10:09 AM
Replies: 1,476
Views: 106,993
Posted By jckid
Have't done the Escape Route in several years,...

Have't done the Escape Route in several years, but went up Goler, over Mengel to Striped Butte and then back down Goler about 3 weeks ago in my Jeep. Goler steps were filled in last year, and this...
Forum: West – California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 01-02-2014, 02:23 PM
Replies: 1,476
Views: 106,993
Posted By jckid
Anyone been up Goler and over Mengel recently? I...

Anyone been up Goler and over Mengel recently? I took my Jeep & off-road trailer over last year, and was considering doing it again depending on current conditions.
Forum: Thumpers 12-30-2013, 02:03 PM
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Posted By jckid
Enjoy your trip! Is that TKC80 you have on the...

Enjoy your trip! Is that TKC80 you have on the front the new 120/70R17 that they offer? If so, what do you think of it? And what size tire are you running in the rear? I've been wanting to give...
Forum: Thumpers 12-13-2013, 10:27 AM
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Posted By jckid
Just to clarify...if I correct the speedo, are...

Just to clarify...if I correct the speedo, are you saying that the odo will be off by the same amount that it is off now, or will it be off by more than it is now.
Forum: Thumpers 12-13-2013, 08:43 AM
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Posted By jckid
Speedo Correction

I'm wanting to correct my speedometer. I was all set to place an order, but now I'm not sure if I should go with the SpeedoHealer or the 12 O'Clock Labs Speedo DRD. Anyone know the difference? ...
Forum: Thumpers 11-26-2013, 10:05 AM
Replies: 6,382
Views: 240,453
Posted By jckid
I sold my 610 Husky and replaced it with a WR. ...

I sold my 610 Husky and replaced it with a WR. At first I was kind of like, what was I thinking!:huh I actually bought the WR before selling the Husky, and I just almost backed out on selling the...
Forum: Thumpers 11-13-2013, 04:44 PM
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Posted By jckid
I'm finally thinking about a larger gas tank. ...

I'm finally thinking about a larger gas tank. Are any of them compatible with the California model that has all the smog equipment? I put a larger tank on my KLX, but had to strip all the smog...
Forum: Thumpers 09-10-2013, 11:15 AM
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Posted By jckid
So did you go with the Warp 9 19" front and stock...

So did you go with the Warp 9 19" front and stock 17" X rear wheel or a stock 18" R wheel? Any pics of your setup? I'm interested in this setup too, but your post about a wobble has me a little...
Forum: Thumpers 07-19-2013, 06:36 PM
Replies: 8,568
Views: 1,219,866
Posted By jckid
This of from my husband's bike. He tried four...

This of from my husband's bike. He tried four different screens on his X-Country. The Wunderlich, a cheap small Spitfire, a really big one (forgot the name), and a very small homemade one. Of the...
Forum: Thumpers 07-19-2013, 12:39 PM
Replies: 8,568
Views: 1,219,866
Posted By jckid
I just listed a Wunderlich windscreen in the flea...

I just listed a Wunderlich windscreen in the flea market if any of you are in the market for one.
Forum: Thumpers 07-18-2013, 11:02 AM
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Posted By jckid
CA model skidplate?

Does anyone make a skidplate that fits the California model with the smog equipment in place?
Forum: Ride reports 07-18-2013, 10:37 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 3,371
Posted By jckid
I checked out your ride report. Very nice setup...

I checked out your ride report. Very nice setup you have with that trailer. I definitely need a gas tank like yours, and the knobbies look good. I may be trying that setup soon.



Thanks. ...
Forum: Ride reports 07-16-2013, 04:02 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 3,371
Posted By jckid
And your post made me laugh! :D Yes, I never...

And your post made me laugh! :D Yes, I never post pics of us online, our faces anyway...old fashioned or paranoid I guess. Neat that you responded though, because we had checked out your website a...
Forum: Thumpers 07-16-2013, 10:49 AM
Replies: 7,551
Views: 1,959,859
Posted By jckid
I use my KLX351 more for dirt, so I have it...

I use my KLX351 more for dirt, so I have it slightly lower geared than stock (1 tooth less on the countersprocket) and I run fairly aggressive MT21 tires on the standard dirt size wheels. I put the...
Forum: Thumpers 07-15-2013, 04:43 PM
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Posted By jckid
I just finished a 2000 trip on my Yamaha WR250X....

I just finished a 2000 trip on my Yamaha WR250X. I downsized from a SM610 a year ago. The WR is a great bike for traveling, and to me the best choice for a minimalist adventure rider. I also have a...
Forum: Thumpers 07-15-2013, 04:35 PM
Replies: 8,568
Views: 1,219,866
Posted By jckid
Just completed a 2000 mile trip...SoCal to Oregon...

Just completed a 2000 mile trip...SoCal to Oregon and back. My husband rides an X-Country. The ride report is here is you're interested: http://advrider.com/forums/showthread.php?t=903806

A...
Forum: Ride reports 07-15-2013, 04:06 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 3,371
Posted By jckid
Thanks! Point me in the right direction if you...

Thanks! Point me in the right direction if you do a ride report on your trip.
Forum: Ride reports 07-15-2013, 04:04 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 3,371
Posted By jckid
Day 11

Day 11: Well it was the final push for home. We left at 6:15AM hoping to once again beat the heat. Not much to say about this day really. We had an uneventful ride home. Going home is always...
Forum: Ride reports 07-15-2013, 03:52 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 3,371
Posted By jckid
Day 10

Day 10: Well by today, we were feeling like the trip was winding down, and we were sad to know it would be ending soon. So far it had been an absolutely perfect trip. We both found total...
Forum: Ride reports 07-15-2013, 03:27 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 3,371
Posted By jckid
Day 9

Day 9: Well unbelievably DC survived the night and didn’t seem to have any trouble with the foul hot dog! So we hiked down to the falls to get some exercise before hitting the road.
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Forum: Ride reports 07-15-2013, 03:18 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 3,371
Posted By jckid
Day 8

Day 8: Since we’d taken a rest day, we headed straight down I-5 to get some miles in. Dad rode with us for an hour, and we had breakfast before saying our goodbyes. We turned off just past Shasta...
Forum: Ride reports 07-15-2013, 03:04 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 3,371
Posted By jckid
Day 7

Day 7: Originally we had planned to head south this day, but we were more tired than we’d expected and decided to modify our route home in order to stay an extra night at my mom and dads and have a...
Forum: Ride reports 07-15-2013, 02:42 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 3,371
Posted By jckid
Day 6

Day 6: We woke up to this.

https://lh5.googleusercontent.com/-_FMu2t9nfd8/UeQquYpn7RI/AAAAAAAABP0/pYd7eHhqas0/s800/DSC01045.JPG

The mist was even more stunning in person. <?xml:namespace...
Forum: Ride reports 07-15-2013, 01:51 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 3,371
Posted By jckid
Day 5

Day 5: Well we woke up not knowing for sure what we were going to do. We considered staying another night at the hotel, heading over the Cascades to see my family, or something in between. We weren’t...
Forum: Ride reports 07-15-2013, 01:20 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 3,371
Posted By jckid
Day 4

Day 4: Today would be an easy day. Just over 100 miles to Bend. Since we didn’t have to rush, we decided to go for a walk along the river.<?xml:namespace prefix = "o" ns =...
Forum: Ride reports 07-15-2013, 11:54 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 3,371
Posted By jckid
Sure thing! More to come...going to lunch now. ...

Sure thing! More to come...going to lunch now. Yes, the 250 worked just fine for this trip. The only time I wished for more power was going up steep mountain passes into a major headwind. :D But...
Forum: Thumpers 07-15-2013, 11:44 AM
Replies: 41,283
Views: 7,696,408
Posted By jckid
Just got back from my trip to Oregon...just over...

Just got back from my trip to Oregon...just over 2,000 miles. The WR did great! :clap I'm starting a ride report on the trip if any of you are interested...here:...
Forum: Ride reports 07-15-2013, 11:37 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 3,371
Posted By jckid
Day 3

Day 3: It was cold when we woke up at Eagle Lake. We decided to have a fire and warm up before leaving, plus we hadn’t decided on our route for the day. DC wanted to take the pavement all the way to...
Forum: Ride reports 07-15-2013, 11:05 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 3,371
Posted By jckid
Day 2

Day 2: We continued north on Hwy. 395. We stopped along the Walker River for a rest stop and to take off our sweaters and wind jackets.
...
Forum: Ride reports 07-15-2013, 10:41 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 3,371
Posted By jckid
Day 1

Day 1: The goal was to get to Mammoth Lakes. We got an early start to try and beat the heat in the desert. We stopped in Bishop for some lunch and were surprised to find it was sprinkling when we...
Forum: Ride reports 07-15-2013, 10:21 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 3,371
Posted By jckid
Over the River & Through the Woods II: 2000 Miles on a 250

Where to begin…I wasn’t sure this trip was going to happen. Two years ago, we were a week from leaving, when the trip was suddenly cancelled. Long story short, DC (my husband) permanently damaged his...
Forum: Thumpers 07-02-2013, 02:11 PM
Replies: 41,283
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Posted By jckid
Heading out on a trip to Oregon Thursday! Can't...

Heading out on a trip to Oregon Thursday! Can't wait to hit the road. Took a short run over the weekend to test out the new saddlebags. I'll have a different tail bag on for the trip, plus a small...
Forum: Thumpers 06-26-2013, 03:51 PM
Replies: 41,283
Views: 7,696,408
Posted By jckid
I have and X and am currently running Avon...

I have and X and am currently running Avon Distanzia's. I'm planning to go to a more aggressive tire in the future and have my eye on the Continental Twinduro, because they have a proper size front...
Forum: Trip Planning 06-20-2013, 01:19 PM
Replies: 64
Views: 10,989
Posted By jckid
Do what's comfortable and fun for you. When...

Do what's comfortable and fun for you. When traveling, we try to plan between 200-300 miles a day. We prefer a more relaxed, leisurely pace. And we don't ride fast, so it works out about right. ...
Forum: Thumpers 06-19-2013, 04:35 PM
Replies: 41,283
Views: 7,696,408
Posted By jckid
In case anyone was wondering about whether my...

In case anyone was wondering about whether my recent issue was due to overfilling my tank (CA model) or a possible fuel pump issue, it seems that it was just due to overfilling the tank. I've ridden...
Forum: Thumpers 06-10-2013, 10:04 AM
Replies: 44
Views: 2,707
Posted By jckid
I have a KLX and a WR. You can't go wrong either...

I have a KLX and a WR. You can't go wrong either way. But if you go KLX, I would definitely recommend the 351 kit. It puts the power level up to that of the WR. I wouldn't bother with the XT...
Forum: Thumpers 06-08-2013, 08:46 PM
Replies: 41,283
Views: 7,696,408
Posted By jckid
I was thinking about it some more, and I think...

I was thinking about it some more, and I think that because I overfilled it, then parked it in the sun at 104 degrees for about 15 minutes the gas probably expanded. And of course it doesn't vent...
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