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Forum: Thumpers 05-25-2010, 11:37 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 3,053
Posted By Snailster
Clarke 3.9 gallon tank worked great for me. ...

Clarke 3.9 gallon tank worked great for me.
Rear rack: ProMoto Billet, had no problems with that.

Tank bag:
Wolfmann is great: http://www.wolfmanluggage.com/Tank/enduro_tank.html

Or the...
Forum: Ride reports 05-25-2010, 11:30 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,890
Posted By Snailster
Hey Quota, excellent write-up, and the Kawazuki...

Hey Quota, excellent write-up, and the Kawazuki is cool!
And I certainly like the flame-thrower on the rear rack! :-)
Forum: New Zealand 11-22-2009, 06:10 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 985
Posted By Snailster
Thanks for the ideas guys! Hope to checkout the...

Thanks for the ideas guys!
Hope to checkout the Nevis, will be in the area.
Depends on what gear I have then - my bag got lost flying on Jetstar (Quantas subsidiary) Honolulu-Sydney-Christchurch,...
Forum: New Zealand 11-20-2009, 01:41 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 985
Posted By Snailster
Thanks for the suggestions Wayne! If you were...

Thanks for the suggestions Wayne!
If you were to pick just one from the rides you mentined,
which one would be your favorite?

Hey, see ya at BM! Will be on a silver 800GS (rental)
Forum: New Zealand 11-20-2009, 08:44 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 985
Posted By Snailster
Recommended gravel road?

I will be visiting for the Burt Munro, and afterwards will have a couple of weeks to cruise around on an 800GS. I will likely mostly stick to the tarmac. However, since on a dual sport - if I were...
Forum: New Zealand 08-15-2009, 01:21 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,105
Posted By Snailster
New Z Motorcycle Atlas by Peter Mitchell ...

New Z Motorcycle Atlas by Peter Mitchell

Amazon.com:
http://www.amazon.com/Zealand-Motorcycle-Atlas-Peter-Mitchell/dp/1877302325/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1250324385&sr=8-1
Forum: Ride reports 08-11-2009, 11:12 PM
Replies: 118
Views: 40,757
Posted By Snailster
Awesome write-up! Can you please post a map, if...

Awesome write-up!
Can you please post a map, if available?
Great pics, great story, strong work!!
Forum: Thumpers 08-11-2009, 10:52 PM
Replies: 789
Views: 270,772
Posted By Snailster
Here is the 2004, took her rtw, and still tickin!...

Here is the 2004, took her rtw, and still tickin!

http://i4.photobucket.com/albums/y133/snailster/Camels.jpg


http://i4.photobucket.com/albums/y133/snailster/Lifting-Bike-on-Ship.jpg

...
Forum: EMEA 12-16-2008, 04:38 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 5,886
Posted By Snailster
+1 on what Niklas' saying - Sochi is not bad, it...

+1 on what Niklas' saying - Sochi is not bad, it is actually a reasonably pleasant, although busy seaside resort with hotels, restaurants, night life. Getting there along the coast can be a bitch, a...
Forum: Americas 12-16-2008, 04:22 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 3,099
Posted By Snailster
My choice: DRZ400, without a doubt. With minor...

My choice: DRZ400, without a doubt. With minor mods freeway capable, and the most off-roadable from the bunch. Pack light! Did rtw on it in '05-'06, the thing is still running. More info upon...
Forum: Ride reports 09-18-2007, 12:10 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 924
Posted By Snailster
Epic Gnatsass and great to see everybody! ...

Epic Gnatsass and great to see everybody!

Where did all those Coronas go so fast?

Looking forward to next year!
Thanks Mike for all those pics!
Forum: Layin' down tracks 07-26-2007, 01:24 PM
Replies: 76
Views: 18,217
Posted By Snailster
Anybody bought from GPSONSALE.COM? ...

Anybody bought from GPSONSALE.COM?

Currently the best price I can find for 276C, just want to make sure they are reputable. Thanks!
Forum: Thumpers 01-21-2007, 04:47 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 2,817
Posted By Snailster
The race is over. Kastan on DRZ400 placed 51st...

The race is over.
Kastan on DRZ400 placed 51st overall, and 20th in the 251-450 cc superproduction class. He rode the last 5 stages or so with a stock
400 cc engine. Is this the first time a DRZ...
Forum: Thumpers 01-20-2007, 12:08 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,267
Posted By Snailster
OK - the bike is all fixed and running fine, no...

OK - the bike is all fixed and running fine, no oil leaking so far.

here is the skinny:
the main source of the leak was a snapped bolt in the valve cover. the torque is a miniscule 10 Nm (or is...
Forum: Thumpers 01-20-2007, 10:43 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 2,817
Posted By Snailster
since stage-10 it's probably the most stock bike...

since stage-10 it's probably the most stock bike in the race - he is using a
stock 400 cc DRZ engine (and not liking it a whole lot)
Forum: Thumpers 01-19-2007, 10:30 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 2,817
Posted By Snailster
Dakar update: Ivo Kastan 53rd after stage 13. ...

Dakar update:
Ivo Kastan 53rd after stage 13.
Stage 13 more technical, suited him (per his website).
Next stage sand dunes, may be a bit of a disadvantage -
riding with the stock back-up engine,...
Forum: Thumpers 01-18-2007, 09:40 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 2,817
Posted By Snailster
The yellow fairing rocks! who makes it? ...

The yellow fairing rocks!
who makes it?
availability in the U.S.?
Forum: Thumpers 01-18-2007, 11:34 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 2,817
Posted By Snailster
Kastan is still in the race, 56th (out of 135...

Kastan is still in the race, 56th (out of 135 bikes) after stage 12.
His 450 cc engine blew during stage 10, currently riding
with a stock unit. The other two guys are out as of stage 4 and 5.
...
Forum: Equipment 11-02-2006, 02:57 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 2,788
Posted By Snailster
Later on I started mounting the bag...

Later on I started mounting the bag longitudinally using it as a little back rest.
And perhaps more aerodynamic.
Easier to access the panniers that way.
...
Forum: Equipment 11-02-2006, 02:46 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 2,788
Posted By Snailster
I've been using with great success the Seal Line...

I've been using with great success the Seal Line Small Duffle.
Very convenient as it has a zipper, perfect size: fits my tent, sleeping bag and Thermarest mat. Sturdy and waterproof.

Weight: 1...
Forum: Equipment 11-02-2006, 12:48 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,400
Posted By Snailster
Light, yet durable and well ventilated: not sure...

Light, yet durable and well ventilated: not sure who the manufacturer is, somewhere in Asia:

http://i4.photobucket.com/albums/y133/snailster/bike.jpg
Forum: Equipment 11-02-2006, 12:32 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 962
Posted By Snailster
I use a large RF1000, love it. I tried a...

I use a large RF1000, love it.

I tried a large Arai XD in the shop, bought it, felt a bit tight around the top of my head later on. Trimmed the pads at the vertex of the skull, much better, the...
Forum: Equipment 11-02-2006, 12:09 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 3,119
Posted By Snailster
Thanks for all the input! In the end, I...

Thanks for all the input!

In the end, I purchased the Motosport panniers for a trip across Siberia, Mongolia, Europe and the U.S., total of 18,000 miles.

There are things I liked, and then...
Forum: Equipment 11-01-2006, 11:59 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,384
Posted By Snailster
the boxes are good, imho. The mounting racks...

the boxes are good, imho. The mounting racks broke in four spots on my DRZ400. For long trips, especially in the dirt, better mounting racks might help.

...
Forum: Equipment 10-31-2006, 07:24 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,400
Posted By Snailster
I've seen people mounting the durable plastic...

I've seen people mounting the durable plastic Pelican cases on home-built racks. Did not look too bad.
Forum: Equipment 10-31-2006, 06:46 PM
Replies: 67
Views: 19,579
Posted By Snailster
Motard vs. the regular version: Motard used...

Motard vs. the regular version:

Motard used to have more vents, but since 2006 (or 2007), the number of vents is identical. The chin vent is gold on the Motard. So not much difference, really. At...
Forum: Thumpers 10-31-2006, 02:09 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,267
Posted By Snailster
thanks, will forward the info to the owner!...

thanks, will forward the info to the owner! :1drink

how about the "red little thing" from the first picture, any ideas?
Forum: Thumpers 10-31-2006, 12:31 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,267
Posted By Snailster
The hole in the side of the head - is that a heat...

The hole in the side of the head - is that a heat plug?

http://i4.photobucket.com/albums/y133/snailster/Hole_1.jpg
Forum: Thumpers 10-31-2006, 12:30 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,267
Posted By Snailster
Here is a picture of the said hose attached to...

Here is a picture of the said hose attached to the valve cover. The hose seems to have some purpose indeed, as it does have an attachement to the oil tank. However, the way it is attached to the...
Forum: Thumpers 10-24-2006, 02:11 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,267
Posted By Snailster
thanks, all the ideas and help greatly...

thanks, all the ideas and help greatly appreciated!

the amount of oil seemed fine. the valve cover bolts were tight. looks like the previous owner did some work on the valve cover and attached a...
Forum: Thumpers 10-14-2006, 12:11 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,267
Posted By Snailster
Thanks Greer for the help! Working on it! ...

Thanks Greer for the help!
Working on it!
Will keep you posted as to what caused the leak!

Stan
Forum: Thumpers 10-08-2006, 09:29 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,267
Posted By Snailster
Dakar 650 Oil Leak

A friend of mine bought a used 2001 BMW F650GS Dakar. It seems to be leaking oil from the area of the valve cover (or above) on the left side and onto the left side of the engine and exhaust, and he...
Forum: Ride reports 10-04-2006, 11:23 AM
Replies: 141
Views: 27,085
Posted By Snailster
Is that the stock seat on the DRZ400? That's a...

Is that the stock seat on the DRZ400?
That's a pretty tough seat to ride long distance! Wilma is my hero!

Quality of the pictures is remarkable. What resolution did you actually use on the 7...
Forum: Ride reports 10-02-2006, 09:47 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 4,791
Posted By Snailster
Max the fashion slave: ...

Max the fashion slave:
http://i4.photobucket.com/albums/y133/snailster/PICT0456.jpg


Another chopper pic:
http://i4.photobucket.com/albums/y133/snailster/PICT0468.jpg
Forum: Equipment 08-14-2006, 04:58 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,790
Posted By Snailster
fits on Clarke/DRZ400

Great bag, fits well on DRZ400 with the 4 gallon Clarke tank.
Not waterproof, and won't fit a 12-pack as somebody noted.
Would buy it again for sure.
Forum: Equipment 08-13-2006, 09:14 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,072
Posted By Snailster
Motosport - Failure Details

Below is one of the breaks, that spot broke twice. The mounting bracket is just pressed flat in that spot, and it's a fairly thin tubing. During the second repair the Russian welders cut it along...
Forum: Equipment 08-13-2006, 08:00 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,072
Posted By Snailster
My Motorsport Experience

Last year 10.000 miles on Suzuki DRZ400S with the Motosport Baja panniers, at least 2000 miles on dirt roads.
- had to be welded twice in several spots - first time about 3-4,000 miles into the...
Forum: Layin' down tracks 08-06-2006, 11:31 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 710
Posted By Snailster
Thanks Burnie, helps to know. Some people were...

Thanks Burnie,
helps to know. Some people were saying that they downloaded maps from T&WM, but I am not able to and Garmins instructions, although a bit cryptic, suggest the same.

Will go with...
Forum: Layin' down tracks 08-06-2006, 02:38 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 710
Posted By Snailster
Basic World Map?

I need a basic map of Europe, have a U.S. Garmin.

I am getting conflicting info regarding whether or not the maps from the
"Trip and waypoint Manager", which comes free with the GPS, are...
Forum: Layin' down tracks 08-06-2006, 02:10 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 3,510
Posted By Snailster
http://www.horizonsunlimited.com/hubb/

there is more info regarding the use of GPS in Russia on:
http://www.horizonsunlimited.com/hubb/

We rode across Russia last year with a Garmin gps without problems, although we did not exactly...
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