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Forum: Thumpers 07-15-2014, 09:30 AM
Replies: 23,935
Views: 4,065,236
Posted By Homercules
Myself and a friend had the ACT gears installed...

Myself and a friend had the ACT gears installed last year in anticipation of some long trips (WABDR, Moab etc) and they have been great. It dosen't make it into a 6 speed but if you need to ride a...
Forum: Layin' down tracks 12-06-2013, 02:10 PM
Replies: 1,461
Views: 129,805
Posted By Homercules
Thanks! And I did see that the Garmin...

Thanks!

And I did see that the Garmin Monterra with US Topo has 3GB instead of the 6GB they report for the basic version. I would rather load map pieces of either free or 24K and have more space...
Forum: Layin' down tracks 12-06-2013, 11:04 AM
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Views: 129,805
Posted By Homercules
I find it funny that the closest Garmin came to...

I find it funny that the closest Garmin came to 'arguably' the best adventure gps (276c and maybe the 60) was never intended for motorcycle use.

I had fears about the 276c when I bought it; it was...
Forum: Pacific Northwet - Where it's green. And wet. 09-02-2013, 08:58 PM
Replies: 2,505
Views: 267,304
Posted By Homercules
Hey scharfg glad you posted up! We did follow...

Hey scharfg glad you posted up! We did follow your intel and skipped the end (for us). We really enjoyed the twisty pavement bypass. Specially those with converted supermotos:D
Forum: Pacific Northwet - Where it's green. And wet. 09-01-2013, 03:17 PM
Replies: 2,505
Views: 267,304
Posted By Homercules
Our little group of 3 klrs & 2 drzs finished the...

Our little group of 3 klrs & 2 drzs finished the wabdr a week ago. We did Whipsaw trail before starting and that was good prep. NOT recommended on a loaded bike or anything bigger than a 400...I...
Forum: Pacific Northwet - Where it's green. And wet. 08-06-2013, 12:17 PM
Replies: 2,505
Views: 267,304
Posted By Homercules
Thanks! I really haven't done any research on...

Thanks! I really haven't done any research on this trail except for what I've heard through friends. We will just be following along with some 4x4s this time but since we can move faster I'll make...
Forum: Pacific Northwet - Where it's green. And wet. 08-06-2013, 12:13 PM
Replies: 2,505
Views: 267,304
Posted By Homercules
Excellent. We should see you on the trail...

Excellent. We should see you on the trail somewhere. We might be going slow since it's harder to keep 5 bikes moving at a decent pace.
Forum: Pacific Northwet - Where it's green. And wet. 08-02-2013, 09:54 AM
Replies: 2,505
Views: 267,304
Posted By Homercules
fyi

A group of 5 of us on 2 Drzs and 3 KLRs are going to head North to South starting on Aug 19 after hitting the Whipsaw trails near Princeton BC. Just trying to get up to speed on re-routes and...
Forum: Thumpers 08-01-2013, 10:49 AM
Replies: 23,935
Views: 4,065,236
Posted By Homercules
The skid plate will echo a lot of sound up to the...

The skid plate will echo a lot of sound up to the rider. You may have a slight exhaust leak. My FMF header did not seal that great at the head.
Forum: Thumpers 07-18-2013, 11:01 AM
Replies: 23,935
Views: 4,065,236
Posted By Homercules
I've got the Wolfman racks on my bike and they...

I've got the Wolfman racks on my bike and they are definitely strong. The frame tabs you mount them to will probably give out before the racks.

I didn't like how much they stick out so I mounted...
Forum: Thumpers 05-16-2013, 07:29 AM
Replies: 23,935
Views: 4,065,236
Posted By Homercules
I change my own tires on my SM. I have no problem...

I change my own tires on my SM. I have no problem changing offroad tires on my offroad rims with simple tire irons and a milk crate but the street rims/tires are a different matter. Street tires are...
Forum: Thumpers 05-01-2013, 02:04 PM
Replies: 23,935
Views: 4,065,236
Posted By Homercules
Nice setup! I did the same thing for awhile and...

Nice setup! I did the same thing for awhile and it worked great.

I would also suggest you get one of those small cargo nets for your stuff strapped to the top of your duffel. And put something...
Forum: Thumpers 04-05-2013, 09:10 AM
Replies: 23,935
Views: 4,065,236
Posted By Homercules
+1 I put a zip tie on my fork to see how...

+1

I put a zip tie on my fork to see how much travel I was using in Moab last year. Dropping off a few ledges, big rocks and small jumps and used only 75% of my travel. Never felt harsh and...
Forum: Thumpers 03-14-2013, 12:02 PM
Replies: 23,935
Views: 4,065,236
Posted By Homercules
But those are for race track use only! Any other...

But those are for race track use only! Any other use violates the law!
:deal

:rofl
Forum: Thumpers 02-27-2013, 10:42 AM
Replies: 23,935
Views: 4,065,236
Posted By Homercules
+1 A few years ago I installed the 12...

+1

A few years ago I installed the 12 O'clock Labs edge tail light upgrade and noticed that their signals in the tail light ran out of sync. I emailed them and they sent me a set of those...
Forum: Thumpers 10-30-2012, 08:50 AM
Replies: 23,935
Views: 4,065,236
Posted By Homercules
I converted my SM to offroad and it's been great....

I converted my SM to offroad and it's been great. Not sure about the fork comments...the fork is set up for road work but when set up for offroad is fantastic. I prefer it to the old school S fork...
Forum: Thumpers 09-25-2012, 08:46 AM
Replies: 23,935
Views: 4,065,236
Posted By Homercules
Funny, looks just like my IMS. I also tried a...

Funny, looks just like my IMS. I also tried a universal IMS tank cap and it did not fit!
Forum: Equipment 04-10-2011, 08:26 PM
Replies: 75
Views: 8,777
Posted By Homercules
Thumb +1 for a Yaesu 7R. Mine has gone everywhere in...

+1 for a Yaesu 7R. Mine has gone everywhere in the last 3 years and its still going strong.
Forum: Equipment 09-14-2009, 01:47 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 4,598
Posted By Homercules
I bought the Klim Valdez jacket after I saw it in...

I bought the Klim Valdez jacket after I saw it in a store and read a few reviews (even about one guy who used it in the Dakar). It was originally a snowmobile jacket but there a number of people...
Forum: Americas 03-04-2008, 02:39 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,191
Posted By Homercules
That's a pretty quick trip for so much to see! ...

That's a pretty quick trip for so much to see!

I suggest you go to the Royal Tyrrell Museum in Drumheller.

http://www.traveldrumheller.com/royal-tyrrell-museum.html

It makes the trip...
Forum: Thumpers 10-05-2006, 10:53 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 5,398
Posted By Homercules
I just put a set of Moose bars and guards on....

I just put a set of Moose bars and guards on. Required a slight bend to fit but well worth it!

I really like the smaller hand guards, they just don't catch the wind like the stockers!
Forum: Thumpers 08-30-2006, 01:12 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 2,339
Posted By Homercules
That's definately Peter Jackson (before LOTR)! ...

That's definately Peter Jackson (before LOTR)!

:rofl
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