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Forum: Pics, pics, pics... 03-17-2013, 07:33 PM
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Posted By Garak
Just north of the 55th parallel.

http://i632.photobucket.com/albums/uu48/mikewestby/DSC00184.jpg
Forum: Thumpers 02-24-2013, 09:37 PM
Replies: 99,888
Views: 19,160,946
Posted By Garak
I haven't had time to keep up with this thread...

I haven't had time to keep up with this thread lately, but that got my attention! Can't wait to see how it plays out Jeff!
Forum: Pics, pics, pics... 12-03-2012, 10:09 PM
Replies: 9,293
Views: 3,622,706
Posted By Garak
Oh, stop.

Oh, stop.
Forum: Thumpers 11-29-2012, 09:18 PM
Replies: 99,888
Views: 19,160,946
Posted By Garak
I had one of mine snapped at a shop....

I had one of mine snapped at a shop. Incidentally, that was the last time I took my bike to a shop. I'm not the worlds greatest mechanic but when I work on my own bike, at least I know the job is...
Forum: Thumpers 11-23-2012, 07:40 PM
Replies: 99,888
Views: 19,160,946
Posted By Garak
+1. I'm very happy with my Oxfords. The wiring...

+1. I'm very happy with my Oxfords. The wiring can be delicate in spots so exercise caution when installing, but once they are on they work very well and seem pretty robust.
Forum: Thumpers 11-12-2012, 04:27 PM
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Views: 19,160,946
Posted By Garak
Progress!

As some of you may recall, I came to an excessively abrupt stop on my DR at the end of July, bending the fork in the process. Well, LukasM is shipping me the fork tubes from his old bike, I'm getting...
Forum: Thumpers 11-02-2012, 11:10 PM
Replies: 4,596
Views: 1,121,245
Posted By Garak
It totally makes sense, and yeah with...

It totally makes sense, and yeah with intiminators, that would be pretty kick ass. Could even upgrade to the 320 mm front brake!
Forum: Thumpers 11-02-2012, 10:05 PM
Replies: 4,596
Views: 1,121,245
Posted By Garak
As a loyal DR650 owner, I have to laugh a little...

As a loyal DR650 owner, I have to laugh a little that the DR fork could be an "upgrade" to anything. But hey, if it works, more power to ya! (So to speak).
Forum: Ride reports 10-20-2012, 05:41 PM
Replies: 1,494
Views: 537,650
Posted By Garak
Wow!

I saw a couple of the crater pictures in the front page nomination thread, and thought "Good grief! They're riding on the Moon!" Now it makes a bit more sense; looks incredible!
Forum: Canada 10-07-2012, 11:01 PM
Replies: 860
Views: 72,007
Posted By Garak
Yeah, not something I'm keen to repeat. The bar...

Yeah, not something I'm keen to repeat. The bar mounts are bent forward about thirty degrees, so I surmise that quite a bit of force was transmitted through my hands.
Forum: Canada 10-04-2012, 09:43 PM
Replies: 860
Views: 72,007
Posted By Garak
Excellent tip! The tuck and roll has definitely...

Excellent tip! The tuck and roll has definitely save me from serious injuries many times. In this particular case it was just the force transmitted through the bars into the wrist, as I was hard on...
Forum: Canada 10-02-2012, 08:56 PM
Replies: 860
Views: 72,007
Posted By Garak
Update

It turns out I did break my wrist, so I'll be out for a bit yet...

http://i632.photobucket.com/albums/uu48/mikewestby/20120928_103207_zpsf3661539.jpg
Forum: Thumpers 09-04-2012, 09:47 PM
Replies: 99,888
Views: 19,160,946
Posted By Garak
I think I would need the drag coefficient as well...

I think I would need the drag coefficient as well to calculate that, although I am a mere mortal and not yet a fully fledged engineer.
Forum: Thumpers 08-18-2012, 08:26 PM
Replies: 99,888
Views: 19,160,946
Posted By Garak
The DJ 170 is a really big jet. At what altitude...

The DJ 170 is a really big jet. At what altitude are you? I'm pretty much at sea level, with K&N filter, cut airbox top and stock exhaust. The 155 works well for me, and with an aftermarket exhaust...
Forum: Pics, pics, pics... 08-17-2012, 07:17 PM
Replies: 9,293
Views: 3,622,706
Posted By Garak
I usually groan when I read that in this thread,...

I usually groan when I read that in this thread, but that is a great picture!
Forum: Thumpers 08-17-2012, 11:11 AM
Replies: 99,888
Views: 19,160,946
Posted By Garak
+1 I found 14-42 to be just about right for...

+1 I found 14-42 to be just about right for commuting. It spins a little faster on the highway, but that's way better for your drivetrain than lugging it. I wouldn't want to cruise at 90+ mph on a...
Forum: Thumpers 08-15-2012, 11:08 PM
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Views: 19,160,946
Posted By Garak
Or...

Or http://www.staintune.com.au/exhausts/suzuki/Suzuki_DR650_Muffler_SUMSDR65.htm

Pretty expensive as I recall, but top notch. Procycle used to sell this system I believe, but I imagine the sales...
Forum: Thumpers 08-13-2012, 10:55 AM
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Views: 19,160,946
Posted By Garak
Indeed, the odometer is legally required to be...

Indeed, the odometer is legally required to be within a pretty tight range of reality.
Forum: Thumpers 08-12-2012, 09:43 PM
Replies: 4,596
Views: 1,121,245
Posted By Garak
Good to hear! I'm sure you'll be glad you had the...

Good to hear! I'm sure you'll be glad you had the patience.
Forum: Thumpers 08-10-2012, 09:01 PM
Replies: 99,888
Views: 19,160,946
Posted By Garak
I was thinking the same but wasn't quite sure to...

I was thinking the same but wasn't quite sure to to say it.
Forum: Thumpers 08-09-2012, 11:40 PM
Replies: 4,596
Views: 1,121,245
Posted By Garak
I've been reading various threads on the TW forum...

I've been reading various threads on the TW forum about seating these tires and was also wondering whether anyone has tried that? I have only done it with tubeless tires but...it does work pretty...
Forum: Thumpers 08-05-2012, 08:50 PM
Replies: 8,069
Views: 2,195,188
Posted By Garak
Well, I've been following this thread since it...

Well, I've been following this thread since it started (before I was an inmate even) and figured I'd finally subscribe. I inadvertently turned my DR650 into a project bike last weekend and am...
Forum: Thumpers 08-02-2012, 03:16 PM
Replies: 99,888
Views: 19,160,946
Posted By Garak
I wouldn't get too worried about it really. Lots...

I wouldn't get too worried about it really. Lots of time and money can be spent playing with the suspension, but ultimately it is still a DR. Maybe bump up the preload a few turns if you feel like...
Forum: Thumpers 08-01-2012, 03:47 PM
Replies: 99,888
Views: 19,160,946
Posted By Garak
Well, 16 lbs either way shouldn't really make...

Well, 16 lbs either way shouldn't really make much difference. More important will be how the suspension is for your current weight, and how much weight you'll be putting in said hard panniers.
Forum: Thumpers 07-30-2012, 04:44 PM
Replies: 99,888
Views: 19,160,946
Posted By Garak
Thanks for the info Snowy, definitely considering...

Thanks for the info Snowy, definitely considering the USD setup if I found a good price on the parts this winter. Sure looks sharp and the reviews are all pretty positive. Or the DRz setup really....
Forum: Canada 07-30-2012, 11:17 AM
Replies: 860
Views: 72,007
Posted By Garak
All considered, I'm doing pretty well. Pretty...

All considered, I'm doing pretty well. Pretty heavy bruising on my inner thighs, and a badly sprained wrist, but they don't think anything is broken. The gear did its job well.

I was riding along...
Forum: Thumpers 07-29-2012, 05:18 PM
Replies: 99,888
Views: 19,160,946
Posted By Garak
I'm hoping it's just the fork. I'm going to pull...

I'm hoping it's just the fork. I'm going to pull the front end apart and maybe magnaflux the steering head to look for any worrisome cracks. It was due for a front end overhaul anyway, so this just...
Forum: Thumpers 07-29-2012, 03:25 PM
Replies: 99,888
Views: 19,160,946
Posted By Garak
Good tip, thanks!

Good tip, thanks!
Forum: Thumpers 07-29-2012, 03:05 PM
Replies: 99,888
Views: 19,160,946
Posted By Garak
Hahaha true story. Right wrist is pretty badly...

Hahaha true story. Right wrist is pretty badly sprained, a few bumps and bruises but not bad considering...

And yeah, now I've a project!
Forum: Thumpers 07-29-2012, 02:58 PM
Replies: 99,888
Views: 19,160,946
Posted By Garak
Stopped too quickly... . . . . with...

Stopped too quickly...
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with the help of the car in front of me. Had the sun in my eyes so visibilty sucked and a pedestrian jumped out out in the front the car in front of me, but I...
Forum: Canada 07-29-2012, 02:51 PM
Replies: 860
Views: 72,007
Posted By Garak
Won't be seeing me out and about for while...

<a href="http://s632.photobucket.com/albums/uu48/mikewestby/?action=view&amp;current=20120729_114013.jpg" target="_blank"><img src="http://i632.photobucket.com/albums/uu48/mikewestby/20120729_114013.jpg"...
Forum: Thumpers 07-29-2012, 02:49 PM
Replies: 99,888
Views: 19,160,946
Posted By Garak
Thinking about doing a fork swap...

<a href="http://s632.photobucket.com/albums/uu48/mikewestby/?action=view&amp;current=20120729_114013.jpg" target="_blank"><img src="http://i632.photobucket.com/albums/uu48/mikewestby/20120729_114013.jpg"...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 06-09-2012, 07:09 PM
Replies: 34,256
Views: 8,399,550
Posted By Garak
Never heard them called "tank bags" but I'm happy...

Never heard them called "tank bags" but I'm happy to add another euphemism to the mix :wink:
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 06-01-2012, 04:41 PM
Replies: 34,256
Views: 8,399,550
Posted By Garak
Lots of off camber streets here. One way roads...

Lots of off camber streets here. One way roads that are crowned to help with water run-off will all be off-camber on the left. Not too bad (or really noticeable) when they are first constructed, but...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 05-28-2012, 01:55 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 6,665
Posted By Garak
Unless those 16.5" wheels are the same width...

Unless those 16.5" wheels are the same width front and rear, running the same tires, it is still a staggered configuration... In fact, even your scooter has a staggered configuration since the front...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 05-26-2012, 02:07 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 6,665
Posted By Garak
This is "corrected for" in a sense by the...

This is "corrected for" in a sense by the relative magnitude of the force you apply to the bars to affect a lean angle when cornering. That force is a function of the moments of inertia of the front...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 05-22-2012, 11:17 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 5,543
Posted By Garak
I don't have a Spyder, but have always considered...

I don't have a Spyder, but have always considered them to be a small sports car, and when operated as such, are pretty darned good.
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 05-12-2012, 03:03 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 5,543
Posted By Garak
Nah, we just like them because you can put winter...

Nah, we just like them because you can put winter tires on them.
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 05-10-2012, 03:35 PM
Replies: 1,485
Views: 101,118
Posted By Garak
It used to really bother me to see people riding...

It used to really bother me to see people riding without proper gear, since here in Canada healthcare is government funded so in some tiny way, they're choices cost me money. Then it occurred to me...
Forum: Thumpers 05-09-2012, 09:58 PM
Replies: 99,888
Views: 19,160,946
Posted By Garak
Not sure exactly what it is GoodCat, but you...

Not sure exactly what it is GoodCat, but you consistently have the coolest, most bad-ass looking bikes around these parts.
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