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Forum: Ride reports 01-27-2015, 05:05 PM
Replies: 61
Views: 7,439
Posted By Ride Far
Looking good bro, best wishes. Can you say how...

Looking good bro, best wishes. Can you say how much you paid for air shipping from Australia to Durban? I'm in the market to get a bike to South Africa and trying to gauge rates.
Forum: Thumpers 01-18-2015, 04:05 PM
Replies: 1,220
Views: 144,469
Posted By Ride Far
Not my bike, just passing it along.

Not my bike, just passing it along.
Forum: Thumpers 01-18-2015, 07:18 AM
Replies: 1,220
Views: 144,469
Posted By Ride Far
2007 in Australia with 37,000 km blown to bits. ...

2007 in Australia with 37,000 km blown to bits.

https://www.facebook.com/groups/suzukidr650/permalink/10153035489487472/
Forum: Layin' down tracks 01-08-2015, 07:43 AM
Replies: 11,709
Views: 1,421,661
Posted By Ride Far
Yep, the Garmin USB / AC adapter unit charged it...

Yep, the Garmin USB / AC adapter unit charged it fine.

I'd just rather not have to tote along a proprietary piece of kit on my travels. No problem around the house. But on the road would rather...
Forum: Layin' down tracks 01-08-2015, 07:00 AM
Replies: 11,709
Views: 1,421,661
Posted By Ride Far
Well that's funny. Took a close look at the...

Well that's funny. Took a close look at the Garmin-supplied USB / AC adapter and it is 5V 1A -- same as my cheap generic USB / AC adapter -- not 2A as Smurf suggested.

Baffled why I couldn't...
Forum: Layin' down tracks 01-06-2015, 08:44 AM
Replies: 11,709
Views: 1,421,661
Posted By Ride Far
Good point, thanks. I'll try a 2 amp USB / AC...

Good point, thanks. I'll try a 2 amp USB / AC adapter and see if that works. Would rather not haul that wall wart along on my travels.
Forum: Layin' down tracks 01-06-2015, 07:57 AM
Replies: 11,709
Views: 1,421,661
Posted By Ride Far
Montana noob with a dumb question. Do you have to...

Montana noob with a dumb question. Do you have to use the supplied wall wart AC charger to charge the battery?

Unboxed my new unit last night. Instead of using the wall wart charger, I plugged the...
Forum: Layin' down tracks 12-01-2014, 11:01 AM
Replies: 11,709
Views: 1,421,661
Posted By Ride Far
Thanks man, I'm looking forward to this unit...

Thanks man, I'm looking forward to this unit after researching between Montana and Monterra. Despite having owned a few GPSes, I'm pretty much a noob as I've traditionally relied on paper maps in the...
Forum: Layin' down tracks 12-01-2014, 08:55 AM
Replies: 11,709
Views: 1,421,661
Posted By Ride Far
Link to the GPS Store Montana 650 page, showing...

Link to the GPS Store Montana 650 page, showing me $369.

http://www.thegpsstore.com/Garmin-Montana-650-Touchscreen-Handheld-GPS-with-4-Screen-P2749.aspx
Forum: Layin' down tracks 12-01-2014, 07:34 AM
Replies: 11,709
Views: 1,421,661
Posted By Ride Far
Just pulled the trigger on a Cyber Monday...

Just pulled the trigger on a Cyber Monday special...

Montana 650 $369 at www.thegpsstore.com

No tax, free shipping and a free tote bag :wink:
Forum: Layin' down tracks 11-24-2014, 05:56 PM
Replies: 11,709
Views: 1,421,661
Posted By Ride Far
Funny, I carted a Montana at Amazon the other day...

Funny, I carted a Montana at Amazon the other day at $449. Just checked it and now the price is $509! &^%$#@, with a notification the price has gone up.

I'll be checking to see if that price goes...
Forum: Vendors 09-12-2014, 08:37 AM
Replies: 167
Views: 15,157
Posted By Ride Far
I've got a pair of AlpineStars GPX gloves size XL...

I've got a pair of AlpineStars GPX gloves size XL purchased this year. Have less than 2000 miles on them, they are undamaged. Trade for a pair of Exhibition Pros? Can't do the Formulas, I'm a short...
Forum: Thumpers 06-21-2014, 04:13 PM
Replies: 134
Views: 26,112
Posted By Ride Far
Gotta disagree on using the crescent wrench to...

Gotta disagree on using the crescent wrench to twist the carby inlet pipe. It works if the pipe is not super tight in there. But you run a risk of kinking the thing using a crescent wrench.

Much...
Forum: Equipment 06-18-2014, 07:48 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,923
Posted By Ride Far
I'm in the process of installing a set of Oxford...

I'm in the process of installing a set of Oxford Heaterz on my DR650 and will pass along this observation on the length of various Oxford grips.

Oxford sells three types of heated grips -- Sport,...
Forum: Equipment 03-19-2014, 05:20 AM
Replies: 50
Views: 5,957
Posted By Ride Far
+1 on the Airhawk. Since the OP mentioned a KLR,...

+1 on the Airhawk. Since the OP mentioned a KLR, yes, the Airhawk on a KLR stock seat worked great for me. Ran it 30,000 miles through South America and was Mister Happy Cheeks the whole way.
...
Forum: Ride reports 01-29-2014, 08:20 AM
Replies: 2,976
Views: 303,615
Posted By Ride Far
Congrats Tuckers on an excellent ride & fini! ...

Congrats Tuckers on an excellent ride & fini!

Quick question please -- how many miles on each of the DRs now? Thx ~~
Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 06-27-2013, 04:02 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 24,493
Posted By Ride Far
I checked out the Multistrada Granturismo at a...

I checked out the Multistrada Granturismo at a Ducati dealer last week. Absolutely stunning.

Then today Rider magazine shows up in the mail and what's on the cover? The Grandturismo.

This bike...
Forum: Pics, pics, pics... 06-26-2013, 08:30 PM
Replies: 3,843
Views: 874,243
Posted By Ride Far
North to Timbuktu from Douentza ...

North to Timbuktu from Douentza
http://i8.photobucket.com/albums/a27/RideFar/IMG_1569_zps869d7af6.jpg (http://s8.photobucket.com/user/RideFar/media/IMG_1569_zps869d7af6.jpg.html)

South toward...
Forum: Equipment 06-08-2013, 04:26 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 944
Posted By Ride Far
Emailed you.

Emailed you.
Forum: Equipment 06-08-2013, 12:07 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 944
Posted By Ride Far
^&%$#@!:bluduh Taped over the interior...

^&%$#@!:bluduh

Taped over the interior zipper and still it's snagging. Three snags on a new tech T in 15 minutes of wear. The interior mesh fabric is obviously causing this problem though I can't...
Forum: Equipment 06-08-2013, 10:19 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 944
Posted By Ride Far
I'm taping over the interior zipper today and...

I'm taping over the interior zipper today and will do a ride in a new, unblemished tech T shirt this weekend. The zipper is the only obvious potential culprit I can see now that I've eliminated the...
Forum: Thumpers 06-03-2013, 12:02 PM
Replies: 1,220
Views: 144,469
Posted By Ride Far
Thanks a lot bud.... :beer that's what I was...

Thanks a lot bud.... :beer that's what I was looking for. Clean install and no problems once complete. How many miles or KMs do you have on the new gears now?

Like you, I'm planning on...
Forum: Equipment 06-03-2013, 05:18 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 944
Posted By Ride Far
yeah but not like this. one long day of riding in...

yeah but not like this. one long day of riding in this Tourmaster jacket results in a dozen+ snags. and velcro has been eliminated as the possible culprit.
Forum: Thumpers 06-02-2013, 03:54 PM
Replies: 1,220
Views: 144,469
Posted By Ride Far
Has anyone installed the Nova Racing gear set yet?

Has anyone installed the Nova Racing gear set yet?
Forum: Equipment 06-02-2013, 10:28 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 944
Posted By Ride Far
Tourmaster Transition 3 jacket shredding my tech fabric T-shirts

Wearing a Tourmaster Transition 3 jacket and like it OK except for one big problem. Something on the inside is snagging the fabric of my "tech" T-shirts (Champion to be exact) and wreaking havoc.
...
Forum: Northeast - Greater Flugistan and home of the carpet baggers. 07-06-2012, 07:38 PM
Replies: 3,116
Views: 195,051
Posted By Ride Far
Alas, plans have changed, won't be camping next...

Alas, plans have changed, won't be camping next to Tail of the Pup this weekend after all, I'll be lucky to squeeze in 200 miles on Sunday. Good weekend everyone ~~
Forum: Northeast - Greater Flugistan and home of the carpet baggers. 07-05-2012, 02:07 PM
Replies: 3,116
Views: 195,051
Posted By Ride Far
Yeah, I was figuring on a ride Saturday that...

Yeah, I was figuring on a ride Saturday that would take me (from near Utica) past Sacandaga Lake up to Saranac Lake / Lake Placid ... camp next to Tail of the Pup BBQ joint ... just like last summer...
Forum: Thumpers 06-12-2012, 08:10 AM
Replies: 1,220
Views: 144,469
Posted By Ride Far
+ $20

+ $20
Forum: Thumpers 06-12-2012, 08:10 AM
Replies: 1,220
Views: 144,469
Posted By Ride Far
Definitely interested. My 08 DR has 19000 miles....

Definitely interested. My 08 DR has 19000 miles. It did 14000 miles thru Africa without incident. Planning on 'Stans Himalayas Mongolia and thereabouts starting spring 2013 and not interested in...
Forum: Ride reports 04-04-2012, 08:03 AM
Replies: 1,957
Views: 652,607
Posted By Ride Far
It was well over 10,000, but we detoured around...

It was well over 10,000, but we detoured around quite a bit. Maybe carry your fresh tires from South Africa to Namibia and mount before you hit the piste there. South Africa is mostly tarmac but of...
Forum: Ride reports 04-02-2012, 11:37 AM
Replies: 1,957
Views: 652,607
Posted By Ride Far
Wow Jay, that is absolutely incredible tire life...

Wow Jay, that is absolutely incredible tire life -- you'll get more than 10,000 miles from the rear Heidenau!
Forum: Thumpers 03-30-2012, 07:26 AM
Replies: 1,220
Views: 144,469
Posted By Ride Far
Awesome news, I'll take one! :clap I know you...

Awesome news, I'll take one! :clap I know you can't say exactly, but what's your rough timeframe for getting these into production and out the door? Thx!
Forum: EMEA 03-22-2012, 08:30 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 2,643
Posted By Ride Far
Re the IDP ... I rode Morocco to Cape Town in '09...

Re the IDP ... I rode Morocco to Cape Town in '09 and wasn't asked for an IDP once. Still, it might come in handy as official-looking documents carry a lot of weight, especially when they're in...
Forum: Trip Planning 03-22-2012, 08:17 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 3,525
Posted By Ride Far
Did the hard boxes. Big downside is the...

Did the hard boxes. Big downside is the additional weight they add -- mostly the steel rack and the aluminum boxes themselves.

Weight doesn't matter if you're riding strictly tarmac, but if...
Forum: Trip Planning 03-22-2012, 08:12 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,381
Posted By Ride Far
Re registration ... it's never mattered in my...

Re registration ... it's never mattered in my travels through South America and Africa. Border officials may want a copy of your bike title or to inspect & stamp a carnet (Africa) but don't care...
Forum: Trip Planning 03-22-2012, 08:06 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 2,359
Posted By Ride Far
Same here. Never been asked for an IDP in a a few...

Same here. Never been asked for an IDP in a a few dozen countries (Africa / South America). I'll probably skip it next time.
Forum: Thumpers 03-22-2012, 07:57 PM
Replies: 1,220
Views: 144,469
Posted By Ride Far
Got that right bud. My DR has 19,000 miles and...

Got that right bud. My DR has 19,000 miles and I'm planning to ride it through Central Asia, Himalayas and East Africa starting in spring 2013. It did 14,000 miles through West Africa a few years ago...
Forum: Road warriors 08-24-2011, 10:22 AM
Replies: 88
Views: 27,909
Posted By Ride Far
I posted on this thread nearly a year ago, not...

I posted on this thread nearly a year ago, not long after selling my 84 Sabre (with 88K miles) and getting a 2003 Yamaha FZ1.

As much as I loved the Sabre, I'm loving the FZ even more. It's...
Forum: Ride reports 07-25-2011, 07:18 PM
Replies: 272
Views: 133,491
Posted By Ride Far
Fantastic Laurent! Congrats on making the...

Fantastic Laurent! Congrats on making the Lubumbashi run, and in just 12 days. :thumb
Forum: Northeast - Greater Flugistan and home of the carpet baggers. 05-29-2011, 05:25 PM
Replies: 3,116
Views: 195,051
Posted By Ride Far
Wish I could have made this, last year was great...

Wish I could have made this, last year was great fun. But I was on a 10-day joyride on my FZ1, Poconos, Delaware beaches, Virginia Beach, Outer Banks, Deal's Gaps, Great Smokies, Blue Ridge Parkway...
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