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Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 04-10-2015, 07:15 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 376
Posted By bigdon
Rigid lights on a 990

I have a set of the Rigid Dually lights to put on my 2010 990 Adventure.
I have a mount coming from BDCW. These lights have 4 leds per light.
Can I power these lights from the ACC2 wire or do I...
Forum: Australia 04-09-2015, 01:29 PM
Replies: 622
Views: 72,407
Posted By bigdon
I'm in! What could possibly go wrong?

I'm in!
What could possibly go wrong?
Forum: The British Invasion: Triumph Tigers 04-08-2015, 01:46 PM
Replies: 3,247
Views: 788,887
Posted By bigdon
Bigdon Like White Tiger ! :D

Bigdon Like White Tiger ! :D
Forum: Thumpers 04-07-2015, 12:10 PM
Replies: 26,533
Views: 4,797,684
Posted By bigdon
Why would you do such a thing? :rofl Drz...

Why would you do such a thing? :rofl

Drz 's are not as easy to Park !

http://bigdon55.smugmug.com/Motorcycles/Sourjon/i-ghKZxLM/0/X2/DSCF0746-X2.jpg
Forum: Ride reports 04-07-2015, 06:50 AM
Replies: 2,821
Views: 775,326
Posted By bigdon
I miss Tam ,already !:cry

I miss Tam ,already !:cry
Forum: Equipment 04-02-2015, 04:58 AM
Replies: 7,162
Views: 2,911,375
Posted By bigdon
I prefer these ...

I prefer these
http://www.adventure-spec.com/default/adventure-spec-magadan-panniers-mk2-1.html

http://bigdon55.smugmug.com/Motorcycles/Smokeys-trip/i-MmcwqBH/0/X2/DSCF0006-X2.jpg
Forum: Ride reports 03-31-2015, 06:06 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 3,125
Posted By bigdon
Great start and pictures! I would vote for...

Great start and pictures!
I would vote for bigger pictures. :freaky
Forum: Thumpers 03-28-2015, 10:06 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 5,989
Posted By bigdon
The last quart to half gallon is hard to use. It...

The last quart to half gallon is hard to use. It does leave enough to start a signal fire if that first 9.5 gallons is not enough! :rofl
...
Forum: Thumpers 03-23-2015, 05:17 AM
Replies: 57
Views: 2,611
Posted By bigdon
Here's a very nice bike in Texas! ...

Here's a very nice bike in Texas!

http://www.twtex.com/forums/showthread.php?t=99717
Forum: Thumpers 03-21-2015, 05:19 AM
Replies: 26,533
Views: 4,797,684
Posted By bigdon
The o ring on the float valve is a known bug a...

The o ring on the float valve is a known bug a boo on the DRZ and the DR.
Change that o ring. You should be good to go.
Forum: Thumpers 03-20-2015, 11:19 AM
Replies: 57
Views: 2,611
Posted By bigdon
It was the Pulse coil on the DR that died in...

It was the Pulse coil on the DR that died in Wyoming!
Forum: Thumpers 03-20-2015, 11:07 AM
Replies: 57
Views: 2,611
Posted By bigdon
DR 650 Stator Fail Wyoming ...

DR 650 Stator Fail Wyoming

http://bigdon55.smugmug.com/Motorcycles/Forever-west/i-K6PsZcB/0/X2/IMG_1016-X2.jpg

Dr 650 Transmission Fail Tennessee

He had to ride a TW 200 with Pink...
Forum: Thumpers 03-20-2015, 11:00 AM
Replies: 57
Views: 2,611
Posted By bigdon
The stator may never go out. Take one with you ....

The stator may never go out. Take one with you . You can change it if you need to. A third gear blowup, not so much.

It seems like most overland travelers that I read about ,have to do some...
Forum: Thumpers 03-20-2015, 10:48 AM
Replies: 57
Views: 2,611
Posted By bigdon
That's a nice picture Michnus ! The bike with...

That's a nice picture Michnus !
The bike with all my stuff on it is my preferred method of travel.
I live on the East side of Texas. I like to ride in the Western US. It's from 500 to 800 miles...
Forum: Thumpers 03-20-2015, 10:33 AM
Replies: 57
Views: 2,611
Posted By bigdon
Last trip was about 1,500 miles on the bike. I...

Last trip was about 1,500 miles on the bike.
I hauled it about 2,000 miles on the truck.
I still have to work so I have to cram a lot of trip into a little time!
...
Forum: Thumpers 03-20-2015, 10:26 AM
Replies: 57
Views: 2,611
Posted By bigdon
I carry about 50 pounds and normally use about 20...

I carry about 50 pounds and normally use about 20 pounds of it ! :D

I like to be self sufficient and because of my personality ,:evilI guess, I have to travel alone most of the time. :freaky
Forum: Thumpers 03-20-2015, 10:15 AM
Replies: 57
Views: 2,611
Posted By bigdon
I think it would be fairly easy to find bikes in...

I think it would be fairly easy to find bikes in the US.

I don't know about the SA bikes but the Ausie DRZ are the E model but they come with the S sub frame mounted.

The S sub frame seams...
Forum: Thumpers 03-19-2015, 11:52 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 382
Posted By bigdon
If it starts good with kick start ,disregard the...

If it starts good with kick start ,disregard the hydro lock. :rofl

Sounds like it's time to pull the starter and check it out. May be time for good starter cleaning/new brushes , or a new starter.
Forum: Thumpers 03-19-2015, 11:37 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 382
Posted By bigdon
:getiton What Beezer said ! Do the...

:getiton

What Beezer said !

Do the lights dim when you hit the start button?

If the engine will turn over a little when pushing the bike in high gear it's not hydro locked.

You might...
Forum: Thumpers 03-19-2015, 11:24 AM
Replies: 57
Views: 2,611
Posted By bigdon
I have had the Dr 650 and now a DRZ 400s. They...

I have had the Dr 650 and now a DRZ 400s. They are both great bikes and reliability should not be an issue with either one unless you get a Lemon.
If you don't mind cruising at 60 -65 mph the 400...
Forum: Thumpers 03-18-2015, 10:45 AM
Replies: 26,533
Views: 4,797,684
Posted By bigdon
Hi Judy, For a low cost option, you may...

Hi Judy,

For a low cost option, you may want to try the Kenda 761. I have had good luck with them on a KLR.
They last a long time and handle well.
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 03-15-2015, 09:17 AM
Replies: 19,522
Views: 8,181,332
Posted By bigdon
http://bigdon55.smugmug.com/Motorcycles/Luckenbach...

http://bigdon55.smugmug.com/Motorcycles/Luckenbach-ride/i-HDc2pHm/0/O/DSCF1253.jpg
Forum: Thumpers 03-13-2015, 05:55 AM
Replies: 26,533
Views: 4,797,684
Posted By bigdon
You probably don't want to run the less...

You probably don't want to run the less aggressive tire up front.

Rear tire sliding sideways = fun
Front tire sliding = sucks
Forum: The Rockies It's all downhill from here... 03-12-2015, 05:21 AM
Replies: 672
Views: 98,334
Posted By bigdon
I ran out of talent on the last steep climb up...

I ran out of talent on the last steep climb up Hurricane.:D Don't do that! :evil


http://bigdon55.smugmug.com/Motorcycles/Cobdr/i-MjRDBGV/0/O/DSCF0912.jpg

I was actually pussy footing...
Forum: Thumpers 03-12-2015, 05:07 AM
Replies: 854
Views: 310,234
Posted By bigdon
Looks like I killed this thread! :cry

Looks like I killed this thread! :cry
Forum: Thumpers 03-10-2015, 12:17 PM
Replies: 854
Views: 310,234
Posted By bigdon
I like the the AS! They hold a lot of stuff and...

I like the the AS! They hold a lot of stuff and keep the weight low. They will also roll up and not be very intrusive. Will work well on most Bikes.
...
Forum: Thumpers 03-10-2015, 12:02 PM
Replies: 854
Views: 310,234
Posted By bigdon
Really lite packing= Giant Loop ...

Really lite packing= Giant Loop
...
Forum: Thumpers 03-10-2015, 11:57 AM
Replies: 854
Views: 310,234
Posted By bigdon
Lite load = Andy Strapz ...

Lite load = Andy Strapz

http://bigdon55.smugmug.com/Motorcycles/Arizona/i-bp68TTz/0/X2/DSCF1191-X2.jpg
Forum: Thumpers 03-10-2015, 11:54 AM
Replies: 854
Views: 310,234
Posted By bigdon
Si Adventure Travel = Adventure Spec Magadans...

Si Adventure Travel = Adventure Spec Magadans

http://bigdon55.smugmug.com/Motorcycles/Cobdr/i-DbKpDbQ/0/O/DSCF0957.jpg
Forum: Thumpers 03-10-2015, 11:44 AM
Replies: 854
Views: 310,234
Posted By bigdon
Doing a little mining work! :D ...

Doing a little mining work! :D

http://bigdon55.smugmug.com/Motorcycles/Cobdr/i-sDktwh9/0/O/DSCF0934.jpg
Forum: Thumpers 03-06-2015, 09:26 AM
Replies: 26,533
Views: 4,797,684
Posted By bigdon
#1 Good Ear Plugs #2 Ride the Crap out of it ...

#1 Good Ear Plugs
#2 Ride the Crap out of it
#3 Don't worry about it
Forum: Thumpers 03-03-2015, 09:55 AM
Replies: 841
Views: 115,024
Posted By bigdon
Wolfman can help you work out just about any...

Wolfman can help you work out just about any problem with their systems.
Give them a call. They are friendly and very helpful !
Forum: Thumpers 02-19-2015, 05:18 AM
Replies: 841
Views: 115,024
Posted By bigdon
Si ! I still have it. My Son is keeping it for...

Si ! I still have it.
My Son is keeping it for me.
I am riding a 990 and a DRZ right now. I just can't let the KLR go. It's to good and I have way to much money in it to sell. :D
If I ever...
Forum: Thumpers 02-18-2015, 01:15 PM
Replies: 67
Views: 23,077
Posted By bigdon
More than 36# :rofl ...

More than 36# :rofl

http://bigdon55.smugmug.com/Motorcycles/Co-utah-tat/i-pTk5NCk/1/X2/IMG_0077-X2.jpg

But, I have seen the error of my ways!
...
Forum: Equipment 02-18-2015, 11:35 AM
Replies: 7,162
Views: 2,911,375
Posted By bigdon
For us KLR types a Wine Box Bladder makes a great...

For us KLR types a Wine Box Bladder makes a great inflatable pillow!:rofl
Forum: Thumpers 02-18-2015, 11:33 AM
Replies: 841
Views: 115,024
Posted By bigdon
Admittedly, I foolishly subjected my ears to...

Admittedly, I foolishly subjected my ears to years of unprotected abuse, so now they are sensitive to certain tones.

Say what?
Forum: Vendors 02-18-2015, 06:17 AM
Replies: 1,029
Views: 110,608
Posted By bigdon
What Docking Pilot said!

What Docking Pilot said!
Forum: Vendors 02-15-2015, 05:22 AM
Replies: 1,029
Views: 110,608
Posted By bigdon
:clap

:clap
Forum: Equipment 02-13-2015, 03:47 AM
Replies: 103
Views: 16,316
Posted By bigdon
Yellowstone NP ...

Yellowstone NP

http://bigdon55.smugmug.com/Motorcycles/July-trip-11/i-MqCBTPW/0/X3/DSC_0118-X3.jpg
Forum: Equipment 02-13-2015, 03:40 AM
Replies: 103
Views: 16,316
Posted By bigdon
Red River ...

Red River

http://bigdon55.smugmug.com/Motorcycles/July-trip-11/i-V6fshB7/0/X2/DSC_0028-X2.jpg
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