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Forum: Orange Crush 07-27-2014, 10:56 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,386
Posted By BigWan
It's possible you may be over thinking this. I...

It's possible you may be over thinking this. I think you should just reset the timing instead of trying to figure out what went wrong.

I'm assuming you have a 14mm tool to turn the engine and the...
Forum: Orange Crush 07-26-2014, 12:41 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,074
Posted By BigWan
I've been having my own issues with the BRP...

I've been having my own issues with the BRP clamp. Here (http://www.advrider.com/forums/showthread.php?t=817794&page=61) I keep breaking the bolts. I don't really notice the vibes too much.
Due to...
Forum: West – California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 07-14-2014, 08:07 PM
Replies: 265
Views: 24,540
Posted By BigWan
Hey Fletch123, I'm not saying we're going to...

Hey Fletch123,

I'm not saying we're going to do all the st, but it does look good. I'm sure some of it is probably a really bad idea.
I figure with a local leading the way on a similar bike,...
Forum: West – California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 07-14-2014, 05:48 PM
Replies: 265
Views: 24,540
Posted By BigWan
Hey Catfish, You guys are clearly suffering...

Hey Catfish,

You guys are clearly suffering from a lack of proper ADV bikes. :lol3
So, if you'll have us, there will be 4 people and 3 big Katooms crashing your party. :freaky

We will be up on...
Forum: Ride reports 07-13-2014, 09:46 PM
Replies: 686
Views: 113,761
Posted By BigWan
Since this happened to Lica, the bolts I was...

Since this happened to Lica, the bolts I was running on that ride snapped also.

BRP is eager to find a solution to these failures. We think we have the fix.

...
Forum: Ride reports 07-13-2014, 09:10 PM
Replies: 929
Views: 181,187
Posted By BigWan
I have an update for those who are interested....

I have an update for those who are interested. Someone (not me) took it upon themselves to contact BRP and fill them in on what's been happening regarding bolts breaking.
When Jim Rios, the...
Forum: Ride reports 06-26-2014, 08:55 AM
Replies: 929
Views: 181,187
Posted By BigWan
Yeah, these are harder than the bolts provided by...

Yeah, these are harder than the bolts provided by BRP, they're 10.9



I'm sure it started failing back in Baja earlier this year at the same time as Lica's- see post...
Forum: Ride reports 06-25-2014, 06:09 PM
Replies: 929
Views: 181,187
Posted By BigWan
I'm not sure if the dirt bike setup would work or...

I'm not sure if the dirt bike setup would work or not. It sure sounds stronger.

The triple I'm using now is the Scotts BRP w/Damper, you would think they would've gone with the strongest possible...
Forum: Day Trippin' 05-17-2014, 11:13 AM
Replies: 46
Views: 4,173
Posted By BigWan
Godspeed Q, If you're trying to survive on...

Godspeed Q,

If you're trying to survive on an XRR you're going to need all the fuel you can find. :lol3

Since you seem to have some extra time on your hands, you might want to check out this...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 04-08-2014, 02:06 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,906
Posted By BigWan
Hi f1wade and welcome to ADV. You should...

Hi f1wade and welcome to ADV.
You should probably fill out your profile, so we have an idea how long you've been riding and what kind of bike you're on.

You're getting a lot of negative responses...
Forum: Ride reports 04-08-2014, 12:59 PM
Replies: 81
Views: 10,792
Posted By BigWan
Good stuff Catfish! :freaky Keep it coming.

Good stuff Catfish! :freaky

Keep it coming.
Forum: Orange Crush 04-07-2014, 07:20 AM
Replies: 196
Views: 34,888
Posted By BigWan
Ordered :clap Looking forward to seeing the...

Ordered :clap

Looking forward to seeing the final product.

Great work guys!
Forum: Ride reports 03-19-2014, 11:05 PM
Replies: 686
Views: 113,761
Posted By BigWan
I absolutely love your enthusiasm, thank you....

I absolutely love your enthusiasm, thank you. :clap

So, from one team to another. I give you this. :D

<iframe src="//www.youtube.com/embed/gdlAs9g2udM" allowfullscreen="" frameborder="0"...
Forum: Ride reports 03-19-2014, 11:26 AM
Replies: 686
Views: 113,761
Posted By BigWan
Hi 4r22mny, We haven't tried running Tubliss....

Hi 4r22mny,
We haven't tried running Tubliss. The benefit of running Tubliss is you can run lower pressures and not get pinch flats.
The problems we have running lower pressures aren't just pinch...
Forum: Ride reports 03-19-2014, 11:09 AM
Replies: 686
Views: 113,761
Posted By BigWan
Thank you all so much for the kind words and...

Thank you all so much for the kind words and praise, it's a little overwhelming, but very appreciated.

Thanks also to all the lurkers who read along. I know there were a bunch, the views on this...
Forum: Ride reports 03-17-2014, 08:00 PM
Replies: 686
Views: 113,761
Posted By BigWan
Day 13 continued Where were...

Day 13 continued






Where were we... oh yeah, freezing our asses off near Laguna Hanson.
...
Forum: Ride reports 03-17-2014, 05:53 PM
Replies: 686
Views: 113,761
Posted By BigWan
Thanks Darren, What did you - do join the...

Thanks Darren,
What did you - do join the foreign legion? Or are you just serving out some kind of sentence in Germany? :hmmmmm :lol3
Better still, maybe you had a 5 year contract with Porsche,...
Forum: Ride reports 03-17-2014, 05:44 PM
Replies: 686
Views: 113,761
Posted By BigWan
Nate you can have those bragging rights. My worst...

Nate you can have those bragging rights. My worst was 7 flats in a day. :lol3

From Mike's to the observatory road just under an hour.

From Mike's to Colonet via the 2013 Baja course (better of...
Forum: Ride reports 03-17-2014, 02:27 PM
Replies: 686
Views: 113,761
Posted By BigWan
Day 13 continued We left Mike’s...

Day 13 continued





We left Mike’s and had a blast rippin’ down that road to the highway. Turned left on the pavement heading towards Valle de Trinidad.
It wasn’t long before Ceasar made...
Forum: Ride reports 03-17-2014, 01:28 PM
Replies: 686
Views: 113,761
Posted By BigWan
Hey Joe, I am relieved to see that you have a...

Hey Joe,
I am relieved to see that you have a good sense of humor and that you didn't completely regret riding with us.
I'm not sure we taught you anything that day. Except, maybe, that big bikes...
Forum: Ride reports 03-17-2014, 01:11 PM
Replies: 686
Views: 113,761
Posted By BigWan
I hope Joe felt lucky, but I'm not so sure :D ...

I hope Joe felt lucky, but I'm not so sure :D
MKJ is right, helping each other out is what all riding groups should be like.
It's in everyone's best interest to do whatever you can to keep the...
Forum: Ride reports 03-17-2014, 12:03 PM
Replies: 686
Views: 113,761
Posted By BigWan
Thanks, I'm glad to see that's how he feels...

Thanks,
I'm glad to see that's how he feels also. :D

No airing down for Joe.
The last thing I wanted to do was destroy his rims on top of everything else. :lol3

Hi gearheadE30,
There's...
Forum: Ride reports 03-16-2014, 07:07 PM
Replies: 686
Views: 113,761
Posted By BigWan
Hi Montana Maniac, Thanks and welcome. ...

Hi Montana Maniac,
Thanks and welcome.

Thanks,
And I'm glad to hear you survived winter. :D


I've tried to increase my mpg without much success. Now I just enjoy the power and carry more...
Forum: Ride reports 03-16-2014, 06:46 PM
Replies: 686
Views: 113,761
Posted By BigWan
Man, I hate going out and risking life and limb...

Man, I hate going out and risking life and limb for a few minutes of really lame looking footage. It happens all the time. :D

Thanks AJ990R,
I know it might not seem like it to some, but we...
Forum: Ride reports 03-16-2014, 05:32 PM
Replies: 686
Views: 113,761
Posted By BigWan
Day 13 continued Before...

Day 13 continued








Before our break, when the day was starting to warm up. Joe handed each of us a candy bar. He said they would just melt in his tank bag.
Forum: Ride reports 03-15-2014, 09:03 PM
Replies: 686
Views: 113,761
Posted By BigWan
You won't have to imagine the heat soon. Baja in...

You won't have to imagine the heat soon. Baja in April will be toasty. :evil

Hi oldtrucks,
Hurry, go buy a lottery ticket. :lol3

You must be a hoot to ride with. :wink: :lol3

We've all been...
Forum: Ride reports 03-15-2014, 08:27 PM
Replies: 686
Views: 113,761
Posted By BigWan
Thanks camitzi, I took that bonus idea to the...

Thanks camitzi,
I took that bonus idea to the boss. She asked how much I was getting paid now, then said she'd double it. So, I've got that going for me....
Forum: Ride reports 03-15-2014, 04:44 PM
Replies: 686
Views: 113,761
Posted By BigWan
Day 13 2/15/14 San Quintin to Rancho Ojai...

Day 13 2/15/14
San Quintin to Rancho Ojai (Tecate)
265.6 miles
Forum: Ride reports 03-15-2014, 12:11 PM
Replies: 686
Views: 113,761
Posted By BigWan
It turns out I'm not the president of WanCo...

It turns out I'm not the president of WanCo Industries. Hell, I'm not even vice president.:rofl
I am a good employee, (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PywI0BOxJpI) however, and can do what I'm told....
Forum: Ride reports 03-15-2014, 11:55 AM
Replies: 686
Views: 113,761
Posted By BigWan
Hi Jonathan, Thank you, I'm happy you like it. ...

Hi Jonathan,
Thank you, I'm happy you like it.
Have you made friends with your 990 yet? Or are you still in the buyers remorse stage of 990 ownership? :lol3

davesupreme,
You just got moved to...
Forum: Ride reports 03-15-2014, 11:47 AM
Replies: 686
Views: 113,761
Posted By BigWan
Hi Paul, I haven't actually spoken to anyone...

Hi Paul,
I haven't actually spoken to anyone about running Bibs. As nice as it would be to not have flats, there are a couple of things that concern me about the bib mousse.
I'm fairly certain...
Forum: Ride reports 03-15-2014, 10:48 AM
Replies: 686
Views: 113,761
Posted By BigWan
Hey redog1, I don't know how you knew, I sure...

Hey redog1,
I don't know how you knew, I sure didn't :lol3

Yeah, we all run the extra tanks, we pretty much have to. When you're getting 25 mpg and you have a long way to go, there aren't a lot...
Forum: Ride reports 03-15-2014, 01:38 AM
Replies: 686
Views: 113,761
Posted By BigWan
Hey MasterMarine, Good job with the stabilizer...

Hey MasterMarine,
Good job with the stabilizer answer. :thumb
Streetbike?! Thems fightin' words :lol3

Yeah buddy :rofl

Notice what time I'm posting this. I just finished your damn video....
Forum: Ride reports 03-15-2014, 01:30 AM
Replies: 686
Views: 113,761
Posted By BigWan
I agree, it should be more aggressive. Hey...

I agree, it should be more aggressive.

Hey Joel,
Thanks, it's not true, but thanks.

Master Marine did a good job answering your question. I think they're worth the money, however, you don't...
Forum: Ride reports 03-14-2014, 12:31 PM
Replies: 686
Views: 113,761
Posted By BigWan
Day 12 continued This...

Day 12 continued








This is the last rocky canyon of single track.
Forum: Ride reports 03-13-2014, 12:43 PM
Replies: 686
Views: 113,761
Posted By BigWan
Day 12 continued We had...

Day 12 continued







We had some faster sections like this one where I got my second flat of the trip.
Forum: Ride reports 03-13-2014, 12:38 PM
Replies: 686
Views: 113,761
Posted By BigWan
Thanks CB160, Don't let a little thing like...

Thanks CB160,
Don't let a little thing like touching the ground stop you. Try riding a standard 990, you might be surprised.:D

Smoke and mirrors. We touch the ground with all kinds of body parts....
Forum: Ride reports 03-13-2014, 12:34 AM
Replies: 686
Views: 113,761
Posted By BigWan
Thanks for the support

Thanks for the support
Forum: Ride reports 03-13-2014, 12:31 AM
Replies: 686
Views: 113,761
Posted By BigWan
I know exactly how you felt. It's a once in a...

I know exactly how you felt. It's a once in a lifetime experience. :lol3

I'm trying.
So, there's good news and bad news. The good news is, I have more. The bad news is, It's not that much.
...
Forum: Ride reports 03-12-2014, 06:27 PM
Replies: 686
Views: 113,761
Posted By BigWan
Day 12 2/14/14 Catavina to San Quintin 192...

Day 12 2/14/14
Catavina to San Quintin
192 miles
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