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Forum: Trip Planning 02-12-2015, 05:16 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 2,254
Posted By shu
Whether I am using hard cases or soft bags, I...

Whether I am using hard cases or soft bags, I always use liner bags. Another layer of weather protection, and really makes it more convenient to get at your stuff, and to move your stuff.
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Forum: Americas 02-12-2015, 04:34 PM
Replies: 27,570
Views: 2,338,629
Posted By shu
Yes. Ride up to the front of the line, to...

Yes.

Ride up to the front of the line, to the last street before the actual border, and turn left. The office is in the first building- they will check and photograph your VIN and cancel your...
Forum: Airheads 02-08-2015, 09:14 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 637
Posted By shu
I had a '72 R75/5 that I crashed in 1973 in...

I had a '72 R75/5 that I crashed in 1973 in Winnipeg. Broke a good sized hole out of the valve cover. I found a cheap motel, picked out all the loose pieces and patched the hole with a piece of beer...
Forum: Thumpers 01-30-2015, 08:50 PM
Replies: 105,315
Views: 20,904,303
Posted By shu
I'm about your size and set my bike up for long...

I'm about your size and set my bike up for long distance travel (30 pounds of personal gear, 10 pounds of tools and spare parts and occasionally, 15 pounds of spare tires, 10 pounds of water, and 10...
Forum: Thumpers 01-05-2015, 09:03 PM
Replies: 105,315
Views: 20,904,303
Posted By shu
I've always done the opposite, actually. i think...

I've always done the opposite, actually. i think the red dot is the light spot of the tire and should be mounted next to the valve stem (heavy spot) of the wheel. Like this:
...
Forum: Thumpers 01-05-2015, 04:09 PM
Replies: 105,315
Views: 20,904,303
Posted By shu
I balance mine. Some tires are close, or you get...

I balance mine. Some tires are close, or you get lucky and just happen to mount the heavy part of the tire next to the light part of the rim, and you don't really need to balance them. Other tires...
Forum: Thumpers 01-05-2015, 03:52 PM
Replies: 105,315
Views: 20,904,303
Posted By shu
Hey ER70S- Thanks for the bragging...

Hey ER70S-

Thanks for the bragging opportunity.:D You're piling up some impressive miles yourself.

I put 70,000 miles on my '08 and it was running well, with little or no loss of power ( seat-...
Forum: Thumpers 01-04-2015, 07:50 PM
Replies: 105,315
Views: 20,904,303
Posted By shu
I frequently ride in cold temps here in Colorado,...

I frequently ride in cold temps here in Colorado, as long as the roads are clear.

I cover the oil cooler when the temps are in the 30s F. It runs fine like that in the 20's and high teens. Low...
Forum: Thumpers 12-22-2014, 09:12 PM
Replies: 105,315
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Posted By shu
Or get one of these for ten bucks from corrado113...

Or get one of these for ten bucks from corrado113 , one of the vendors here on ADVRider. I've got a couple of things he sewed up for me. Really nice work and good prices. (no relation, etc, to me)...
Forum: Thumpers 12-18-2014, 03:06 PM
Replies: 105,315
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Posted By shu
Not sure how you did that..... This...

Not sure how you did that.....




This is more like my experience. 6,000 - 7,000 miles and replace them with a bit of tread still left. 10,000 miles on the front K60 easy.

I've run several...
Forum: Thumpers 12-17-2014, 12:14 PM
Replies: 105,315
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Posted By shu
One data point: My IMS tank has seen 85,000...

One data point:

My IMS tank has seen 85,000 miles (70,000 on one bike, 15,000 on my current one) and 4 1/2 years of hard use and drops; desert sun/heat and below freezing (sometimes below zero...
Forum: The Garage 12-15-2014, 04:52 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 2,077
Posted By shu
Stock CV carb on a Suzuki DR650. High...

Stock CV carb on a Suzuki DR650.

High altitude: I live at 7500 feet in Colorado, and commonly ride between 5,000 and 12,000 feet. I have ridden it up Mt Evans as well, 14,000 feet. Runs fine,...
Forum: Thumpers 11-22-2014, 05:33 PM
Replies: 105,315
Views: 20,904,303
Posted By shu
I've run 3 sets of K60 Scouts, 130/80 x 17. ...

I've run 3 sets of K60 Scouts, 130/80 x 17. 25 psi is too low, in my opinion. I usually run 30-32 psi in the back. Never have any traction problems and I get an honest 6000 miles with some...
Forum: Thumpers 11-22-2014, 01:05 PM
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Posted By shu
Looks fine to me too. If I recall, the...

Looks fine to me too.

If I recall, the shorter sidestand is silver, the stock is black? I think you have the stock stand.

...............shu
Forum: Equipment 11-10-2014, 06:43 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 2,731
Posted By shu
Wet outer gear I leave in the vestibule of my...

Wet outer gear I leave in the vestibule of my tent. My ground sheet extends to that area so nothing's lying in a puddle. If you don't have a ground sheet use a big garbage bag.

It doesn't matter...
Forum: Thumpers 11-10-2014, 06:01 PM
Replies: 105,315
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Posted By shu
Shit. That sucks. I guess when something seems...

Shit. That sucks. I guess when something seems too good to be true, it probably is.



Snow here in Conifer, too. I rode to Evergreen for breakfast, took the long way home, nice ride, sunny...
Forum: Americas 11-08-2014, 03:46 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,235
Posted By shu
Exactly right. I've ridden from Denver to...

Exactly right. I've ridden from Denver to Phoenix (or Mexico) in the months of November, December, February, March, April and May- all winter months which can get nasty and snowy here.

Going west...
Forum: Pacific Northwet - Where it's green. And wet. 11-06-2014, 09:35 PM
Replies: 193
Views: 8,869
Posted By shu
Meanwhile, here at ground zero in Colorado I...

Meanwhile, here at ground zero in Colorado I haven't noticed any difference since we changed the law.

Well, I did see a guy smoking a joint outside the music store but I used to see that before we...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 10-27-2014, 10:20 PM
Replies: 490
Views: 25,500
Posted By shu
Yes, that's what I've seen too. I've found...

Yes, that's what I've seen too.

I've found it to be common in many places where you have all kinds of vehicles- think: tractors, horse drawn wagons, old beat up pickups, scooters, work vans, semis...
Forum: Road warriors 10-22-2014, 09:43 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 551
Posted By shu
Well...you got the right bike.:wink: Now...

Well...you got the right bike.:wink:

Now look here for some friends and lots of good advice:

http://www.advrider.com/forums/showthread.php?t=135295&page=6661

...............shu
Forum: Layin' down tracks 08-23-2014, 01:59 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,115
Posted By shu
I've noticed the same patterns you have over...

I've noticed the same patterns you have over 30-40,000 miles of use.



Not a huge issue for me since it turns right back on without problems.

................shu
Forum: Thumpers 08-14-2014, 04:03 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 941
Posted By shu
My most recent experience is similar: an '09...

My most recent experience is similar: an '09 DR650 I got last February with 2,000 miles.

Tires and tubes look new but the rubber is hardening, I replaced mine. The original tires were pretty well...
Forum: Thumpers 08-14-2014, 01:05 PM
Replies: 105,315
Views: 20,904,303
Posted By shu
Easy. Make a little trough out of cardboard...

Easy.

Make a little trough out of cardboard or a plastic milk jug, tape it in place under the filter cover- aimed to drain into your oil bucket- and open it up.

................shu
Forum: Equipment 08-12-2014, 08:44 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 2,723
Posted By shu
You're not really missing anything, you just live...

You're not really missing anything, you just live in a warm climate. Gloves that keep your fingers together are warmer- closer to mittens but still with some dexterity.

I like the Aerostich 3...
Forum: Thumpers 08-06-2014, 04:19 PM
Replies: 105,315
Views: 20,904,303
Posted By shu
My opinions: Tire? absolutely replace right...

My opinions:

Tire? absolutely replace right now...torn sidewall....I wouldn't trust that to ride on that unless I was in Mongolia with no other choice.

Wheel? I don't know. I'd have a wheel...
Forum: Thumpers 08-05-2014, 07:53 PM
Replies: 105,315
Views: 20,904,303
Posted By shu
Stock pipe for me too. I sometimes go so...

Stock pipe for me too.

I sometimes go so far as to shut my motor off and sit quietly by the side of the forest roads to let oncoming hikers go by. I hike too, and I know about the search for...
Forum: Thumpers 08-01-2014, 04:31 PM
Replies: 105,315
Views: 20,904,303
Posted By shu
This is not an unusual amount of time. Here's...

This is not an unusual amount of time. Here's what I would do:
1- not necessary, I think.
2. Yes, put Stabil or SeaFoam in the tank and run it for a several miles to fill the float bowl with the...
Forum: Thumpers 07-31-2014, 03:25 PM
Replies: 105,315
Views: 20,904,303
Posted By shu
...........and you can have the parts delivered...

...........and you can have the parts delivered to your door in a couple of days instead of waiting 7-10 days for a call, then driving down to get them.

I used to try hard to support the local...
Forum: Thumpers 07-30-2014, 07:16 PM
Replies: 105,315
Views: 20,904,303
Posted By shu
Yamaha XT 660 R or Z (Tenere).......but they...

Yamaha XT 660 R or Z (Tenere).......but they don't send them to the USA. Europe, Asia, Australia, yes, USA no.

..................shu
Forum: Americas 07-29-2014, 06:50 PM
Replies: 27,570
Views: 2,338,629
Posted By shu
Just a quick thanks seems to be in order at this...

Just a quick thanks seems to be in order at this point.

I've been to Mexico several times, ridden in Mexico three times now, the last time alone for 5 weeks. I don't always take the advice I get...
Forum: Thumpers 07-28-2014, 07:35 PM
Replies: 105,315
Views: 20,904,303
Posted By shu
That's a first, I think. I have never had a...

That's a first, I think. I have never had a problem with the cable guide and can't remember anyone else who has.:scratch

How exactly did this happen? Could the cable have been threaded through the...
Forum: Trip Planning 07-25-2014, 02:07 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,559
Posted By shu
Either way can work fine. If I'm not sure...

Either way can work fine.

If I'm not sure my tires will make the whole trip and I'm traveling someplace where getting tires can be difficult, I'll just change 'em before I leave.

Otherwise, I...
Forum: Thumpers 07-25-2014, 01:06 PM
Replies: 105,315
Views: 20,904,303
Posted By shu
I have to agree with everyone else. I'm 5'9 155...

I have to agree with everyone else. I'm 5'9 155 pounds- no problem riding the DR in it's tall form. It's totally unnecessary to be able to put both feet flat on the ground. You'll get used to how...
Forum: Thumpers 07-24-2014, 06:57 PM
Replies: 105,315
Views: 20,904,303
Posted By shu
:D well I'm no wheeler-dealer I can tell you...

:D well I'm no wheeler-dealer I can tell you that- I'm a pretty poor capitalist. My idea of a good deal is one where both the buyer and the seller walk away happy.

Here's the full story: It was an...
Forum: Thumpers 07-24-2014, 06:42 AM
Replies: 105,315
Views: 20,904,303
Posted By shu
Likewise, I've always found wind resistance,from...

Likewise, I've always found wind resistance,from 65+ mph highway speeds to be the biggest factor in gas mileage.

I can ride dirt and twisties all day getting 52 mpg. Get out on the open highway...
Forum: Thumpers 07-23-2014, 09:17 PM
Replies: 105,315
Views: 20,904,303
Posted By shu
My '08 had 70,000 miles on it when I sold it and...

My '08 had 70,000 miles on it when I sold it and was still running fine. Based on my experience:

I would guess your steering head bearing is about done, and sometime in the next 10,000 + miles...
Forum: Thumpers 07-22-2014, 06:18 PM
Replies: 105,315
Views: 20,904,303
Posted By shu
Both very good tires with good life spans, but...

Both very good tires with good life spans, but not duplicates of each other: Expensive, but much longer lasting than many of the cheaper tires.

MEFO Explorer 99 rear:
...
Forum: Thumpers 07-11-2014, 07:07 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 2,157
Posted By shu
Aside from the tank a couple of drops shouldn't...

Aside from the tank a couple of drops shouldn't have hurt the bike. 2011; 2,000 miles- I would think you could get $4,000 for it.

BTW, you can probably pick up a replacement stock tank in very...
Forum: Thumpers 07-11-2014, 03:51 PM
Replies: 105,315
Views: 20,904,303
Posted By shu
Sounds normal to me too. I don't hear anything...

Sounds normal to me too. I don't hear anything unusual.


................shu
Forum: Americas 07-10-2014, 08:07 PM
Replies: 59
Views: 5,102
Posted By shu
Never. Also never had a huge beard or...

Never.

Also never had a huge beard or acted like a lunatic (well, maybe once or twice :wink:)



......................shu
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