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Forum: Ride reports 10-31-2012, 12:24 PM
Replies: 60
Views: 9,695
Posted By PapaWheelie
Superb! :freaky

Superb! :freaky
Forum: Beasts 08-17-2011, 07:26 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,673
Posted By PapaWheelie
I have both a 650 Strom and a KTM 625SXC. They...

I have both a 650 Strom and a KTM 625SXC. They are indeed very different motorcycles. The Strom seems silky smooth and incredibly comfortable after riding the KTM. It is much heavier and nowhere...
Forum: Ride reports 05-11-2011, 08:22 PM
Replies: 439
Views: 167,883
Posted By PapaWheelie
Superb report! Highly entertaining &...

Superb report! Highly entertaining & informative.
Thanks! :thumb:thumb:thumb
Forum: GPS 101 - Which GPS For Me 04-06-2010, 06:36 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 2,826
Posted By PapaWheelie
A very good reasonably priced GPS. Replaced my...

A very good reasonably priced GPS. Replaced my flaky 2610 with one and have been very satisfied. Buy the Garmin cradle which attaches to your bike's battery - yes, it's waterproof. The unit also...
Forum: Americas 12-07-2009, 03:30 PM
Replies: 60
Views: 3,620
Posted By PapaWheelie
If you're planning on using the Colombia...

If you're planning on using the Colombia crossing, be advised that the Texas tollway leading to the crossing now only accepts payment via a TxTag. You may no longer pay cash or use a credit card at...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 08-20-2009, 08:31 PM
Replies: 79
Views: 4,036
Posted By PapaWheelie
Standing works well when you can ride fast...

Standing works well when you can ride fast through a section and let the bike bounce around underneath you.

When riding through mud on a beast - where a fall is likely - I like to sit. A properly...
Forum: Tejas and the Gulf States 07-05-2009, 07:56 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,762
Posted By PapaWheelie
South Padre.

South Padre.
Forum: Layin' down tracks 06-18-2009, 07:20 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 726
Posted By PapaWheelie
Get Bicimapas for Mexico. :jose Es muy bien!

Get Bicimapas for Mexico. :jose Es muy bien!
Forum: Beasts 06-14-2009, 01:56 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 2,719
Posted By PapaWheelie
The Beta fits perfectly. Makes a great backrest...

The Beta fits perfectly. Makes a great backrest too!

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Forum: Ride reports 04-13-2009, 08:09 PM
Replies: 109
Views: 24,873
Posted By PapaWheelie
Always an interesting read when "The Hornet" is...

Always an interesting read when "The Hornet" is south 'o the border.
Fantastic story & photos Meeltone! :thumb
Forum: Pics, pics, pics... 02-27-2009, 10:31 AM
Replies: 2,584
Views: 339,000
Posted By PapaWheelie
http://papawheelie.smugmug.com/photos/472133339_yE...

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Forum: Beasts 09-13-2008, 07:31 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 960
Posted By PapaWheelie
There is some type of super Locktite on the...

There is some type of super Locktite on the sprocket nut. Heat it a bit with a propane torch to break down the Locktite. Then it will come off easily. :deal
Forum: Beasts 07-23-2008, 07:26 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 4,664
Posted By PapaWheelie
There is no wrong answer here.... both will be a...

There is no wrong answer here.... both will be a huge improvement over the stock seat. I personally bought a Sargent because it was softer than the Corbin and for me seat height was an issue. The...
Forum: Ride reports 07-18-2008, 09:54 PM
Replies: 466
Views: 43,008
Posted By PapaWheelie
Early evening thunderhead on Bastrop Lake, Texas ...

Early evening thunderhead on Bastrop Lake, Texas

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Forum: Ride reports 06-11-2008, 08:47 PM
Replies: 96
Views: 5,779
Posted By PapaWheelie
Polly's Chapel, near Bandera, Texas Built in...

Polly's Chapel, near Bandera, Texas

Built in 1882 by José Policarpo Rodrîguez - Army Scout and Methodist Minister

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Forum: Ride reports 06-11-2008, 08:32 PM
Replies: 96
Views: 5,779
Posted By PapaWheelie
New Sweden Lutheran Church, Texas ...

New Sweden Lutheran Church, Texas

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Forum: Beasts 06-05-2008, 12:38 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 12,437
Posted By PapaWheelie
The Wolfman Explorer tankbag and Beta rear bag is...

The Wolfman Explorer tankbag and Beta rear bag is a great combination!http://papawheelie.smugmug.com/photos/259294994_6Q5BT-M.jpg
Forum: Beasts 05-21-2008, 08:33 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,107
Posted By PapaWheelie
Sonic Springs.:thumbup OEM springs are...

Sonic Springs.:thumbup

OEM springs are progressive wound and do not work well.
Forum: Beasts 05-20-2008, 08:06 PM
Replies: 57
Views: 10,755
Posted By PapaWheelie
Thumb I have a Sargeant seat and like it quite well. ...

I have a Sargeant seat and like it quite well. It does sit slightly higher than the stock DL650 seat - less than an inch though. I have a 32" inseam and have no problems. The seating area is wide...
Forum: GPS 101 - Which GPS For Me 05-05-2008, 02:14 PM
Replies: 2,933
Views: 392,813
Posted By PapaWheelie
The best value I know of is a Garmin 2610 Refurb...

The best value I know of is a Garmin 2610 Refurb for less than $200

A GPS will add immeasureably to your riding/touring experience. You need one.
Forum: Beasts 04-20-2008, 08:43 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,096
Posted By PapaWheelie
'07's have 2 spark heads and are reported to get...

'07's have 2 spark heads and are reported to get a bit better fuel mileage. Minor diffrence only.
Forum: Ride reports 04-03-2008, 07:02 PM
Replies: 59
Views: 27,958
Posted By PapaWheelie
Hiya Milton This report just gets better...

Hiya Milton

This report just gets better each time I read it.
OOh... I loves me some Mexico!
:clap
Jerry
Forum: Beasts 03-29-2008, 01:28 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 2,249
Posted By PapaWheelie
Seems that the '07 + models with dual spark heads...

Seems that the '07 + models with dual spark heads get better mpg. Mine gets 55 mpg in hill country twisties.
Forum: Pics, pics, pics... 03-19-2008, 10:58 AM
Replies: 6,974
Views: 2,336,562
Posted By PapaWheelie
http://papawheelie.smugmug.com/photos/259295152_9c...

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Forum: Beasts 03-03-2008, 07:23 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 2,175
Posted By PapaWheelie
07 and newer have the 2 spark heads and will get...

07 and newer have the 2 spark heads and will get even greater gas mileage...
Just my $.02. Oh... you'll need a madstad bracket for the windscreen. You will love the Wee!
:clap
Forum: Ride reports 03-03-2008, 07:16 PM
Replies: 612
Views: 123,745
Posted By PapaWheelie
Big Bend National Park, Texas ...

Big Bend National Park, Texas

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Forum: Beasts 03-03-2008, 01:14 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 3,581
Posted By PapaWheelie
Wolfman Explorer Lite. Later add a matching beta...

Wolfman Explorer Lite. Later add a matching beta rear bag for longer trips

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Forum: Beasts 03-01-2008, 08:07 AM
Replies: 49
Views: 5,491
Posted By PapaWheelie
Same experience here. The Strom is such a fun...

Same experience here. The Strom is such a fun and capable bike that there seems to be a strong desire among owners to change tires, add a farkle, etc... to make it the be all, end all answer to...
Forum: Pics, pics, pics... 03-01-2008, 07:41 AM
Replies: 2,182
Views: 808,319
Posted By PapaWheelie
Davis Mountains, near Fort Stockton , Texas ...

Davis Mountains, near Fort Stockton , Texas
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http://papawheelie.smugmug.com/gallery/4413577_aqKXh#259294994
Forum: Beasts 02-26-2008, 10:47 AM
Replies: 48
Views: 5,773
Posted By PapaWheelie
Please speaketh in detail about these...

Please speaketh in detail about these emulators.:ear
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 02-07-2008, 06:06 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 5,661
Posted By PapaWheelie
DC950 is correct. Do not start a youngster...

DC950 is correct.

Do not start a youngster riding before he/she is mentally ready for a motorcycle.

I made a mistake and got my son an XR80 as a first bike. It was a bit heavy for him at the...
Forum: Beasts 02-02-2008, 10:14 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 2,490
Posted By PapaWheelie
$75 - Madstad bracket $3425 - Gasoline

$75 - Madstad bracket
$3425 - Gasoline
Forum: Ride reports 02-02-2008, 10:05 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,588
Posted By PapaWheelie
I can tell by the knobbies - that bike wants to...

I can tell by the knobbies - that bike wants to go to Mexico!
Forum: Ride reports 01-28-2008, 02:51 PM
Replies: 309
Views: 42,885
Posted By PapaWheelie
What a quality report!:clap Thanks for the...

What a quality report!:clap

Thanks for the relevent information. We are "discovering" the fantastic DS opportunities Mexico has to offer. This report is a great textbook.
Under slightly...
Forum: Beasts 01-25-2008, 09:48 PM
Replies: 1,502
Views: 707,436
Posted By PapaWheelie
Climbing Mesa de Oso, Nuevo Leon MX

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Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 01-01-2008, 09:26 PM
Replies: 54
Views: 3,301
Posted By PapaWheelie
Laugh Yep, Here in Texas it's mandatory in pickups...

Yep,

Here in Texas it's mandatory in pickups and on bikes.

Later partner!
Forum: Beasts 12-19-2007, 09:19 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 5,517
Posted By PapaWheelie
Beautemous! 1. Madstad 2. Cartridge...

Beautemous!

1. Madstad
2. Cartridge Emulators
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 12-10-2007, 08:55 PM
Replies: 76
Views: 4,400
Posted By PapaWheelie
skiing without a lift ticket!

skiing without a lift ticket!
Forum: Beasts 12-05-2007, 12:41 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 2,229
Posted By PapaWheelie
Bars. For the strom get some like the Givis...

Bars.

For the strom get some like the Givis that will protect the tank panels.
SW Motech bars look good - but will leave your tank scratched in a get off
Forum: Beasts 12-05-2007, 12:37 PM
Replies: 65
Views: 3,795
Posted By PapaWheelie
My 2 cents says that lack of power will not be...

My 2 cents says that lack of power will not be the issue. My wee makes a whole lot more power than my KLX 650 thumper. At 6'3" , your issue with the strom will be seating position. Make sure your...
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