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Forum: Thumpers 12-11-2014, 02:48 PM
Replies: 7,828
Views: 1,633,970
Posted By phoneman
The wiring behind the headlite definitely needed...

The wiring behind the headlite definitely needed some attending to. So much so that I went back and worked on it some more today. A little rerouting and a little Velcro strapping and it looks half...
Forum: Thumpers 12-10-2014, 02:35 PM
Replies: 7,828
Views: 1,633,970
Posted By phoneman
I just spent about an hour trying to tidy up the...

I just spent about an hour trying to tidy up the mass of confusion called wiring behind the headlight housing. Lots of wires back there pretty much unprotected from chafing/rubbing so I did my best...
Forum: Thumpers 12-10-2014, 09:50 AM
Replies: 7,828
Views: 1,633,970
Posted By phoneman
I picked up a 2014 500 exc a couple of days ago....

I picked up a 2014 500 exc a couple of days ago. 11 hrs on the clock. 288 highway miles. Not a bug or a spot of dirt anywhere.

PO had the oe tires replaced with TKC 80's. The oe tires had less...
Forum: Ride reports 12-10-2014, 09:27 AM
Replies: 648
Views: 121,420
Posted By phoneman
Still enjoying the report. " Dune " huh....

Still enjoying the report.

" Dune " huh. That's pretty deep.

ejtv isn't going to start going by " Sand " is he ?

I only wish I could be having half as much fun as yall are.

Life is what...
Forum: Ride reports 12-03-2014, 05:01 PM
Replies: 648
Views: 121,420
Posted By phoneman
Jakbrand -- yes I plan on being part of Tooley...

Jakbrand -- yes I plan on being part of Tooley spring ride again.

Might even be riding something of the orange flavor. :D

It'll be Tooley's fault.


Keep the report coming.
Forum: Ride reports 12-02-2014, 07:07 PM
Replies: 648
Views: 121,420
Posted By phoneman
Simply a tremendous adventure. I started at the...

Simply a tremendous adventure. I started at the last page and read the whole dang report backwards. Thought I'd just read a few pages about some old geezers riding some old trails here and there.
...
Forum: Day Trippin' 11-25-2014, 03:22 PM
Replies: 285
Views: 24,817
Posted By phoneman
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Forum: Day Trippin' 11-21-2014, 05:36 PM
Replies: 285
Views: 24,817
Posted By phoneman
If anyone notices the " turbocharger " you bought...

If anyone notices the " turbocharger " you bought the wrong bike.
Forum: The Rockies It's all downhill from here... 06-02-2014, 05:24 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 722
Posted By phoneman
Looks like most of the roads around Dolores are...

Looks like most of the roads around Dolores are open. Not sure about the Alpine loop--I'll check again when we get there.

Just wanting to do some riding in the mountains. Heck--I might leave...
Forum: The Rockies It's all downhill from here... 06-01-2014, 04:26 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 722
Posted By phoneman
Thanks for the replies. Yea--we might be...

Thanks for the replies.

Yea--we might be a little early for some of the higher passes but I doubt I'll be able to get my riding partner that far up the mountains. Even if I can get him up...
Forum: The Rockies It's all downhill from here... 05-31-2014, 05:24 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 722
Posted By phoneman
Going to Colorado

Me and a buddy of mine are gonna trailer my drz400 and his Honda 250 out to Mancos Colorado. Planning on getting there on the June 9.

Looking to ride some forest roads and such around...
Forum: The Sandbox - AKA Flatistan 04-15-2014, 07:39 PM
Replies: 235
Views: 14,976
Posted By phoneman
Kaos--that was probably me picking on her a...

Kaos--that was probably me picking on her a little. I hope she didn't take it wrong.

She never once complained about anything after any of her " mishaps ". She'd just jump up and she was ready to...
Forum: The Sandbox - AKA Flatistan 04-14-2014, 05:44 PM
Replies: 235
Views: 14,976
Posted By phoneman
A BIG THANKS to all involved in putting this...

A BIG THANKS to all involved in putting this together.

I can only imagine how much work it took to get all this put together.

All of the riding was fun but I gotta say--- that 10 or 11...
Forum: The Sandbox - AKA Flatistan 04-01-2014, 06:47 PM
Replies: 235
Views: 14,976
Posted By phoneman
Hey Wingam00----we gonna ride with the big dogs ?...

Hey Wingam00----we gonna ride with the big dogs ?

You know you are getting kinda old for that. Heck--I'm getting kinda old for that too.

We better just follow Randy.
Forum: Thumpers 03-26-2014, 05:38 PM
Replies: 25,069
Views: 4,416,494
Posted By phoneman
Thanks for the replies on the rejet for the...

Thanks for the replies on the rejet for the Colorado altitude.

I have free access to the parts so it won't cost me anything but a little time to swap things out before I go---and then swap...
Forum: Thumpers 03-25-2014, 06:10 PM
Replies: 25,069
Views: 4,416,494
Posted By phoneman
carb at elevation

Got a quick question for some of you who might have more experience with this than I do.

I may be taking my drz 400 to Colorado this summer to do a little riding. Most of the riding will be at...
Forum: Day Trippin' 05-10-2013, 06:54 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 2,269
Posted By phoneman
Go to Jerome and go to the Gold Key Mine. Be...

Go to Jerome and go to the Gold Key Mine. Be prepared to spend several hours looking at all the old vehicles the owner has rebuilt. Spend some time talking to the owner. He's retired from NASA and...
Forum: Face plant 03-10-2013, 05:44 PM
Replies: 397
Views: 160,631
Posted By phoneman
I've been looking at this video over the last...

I've been looking at this video over the last couple of days and just laughing my butt off--only laughing because you obviously didn't get seriously hurt and it did make for a great video.

Your...
Forum: Face plant 12-13-2012, 06:22 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 7,486
Posted By phoneman
I'm a little late to this party and I'm glad...

I'm a little late to this party and I'm glad everything seems to have healed up but you can wipe with one finger. It might not be a real good wipe job but it is possible:rofl. And I know from...
Forum: Equipment 11-12-2012, 09:56 AM
Replies: 3,814
Views: 602,078
Posted By phoneman
Not really a sena guestion exactly. I want to...

Not really a sena guestion exactly. I want to add sirius radio to my weestrom and bluetooth it to my sena. 10. What do I need to get and is it possible? '
Forum: Ride reports 11-07-2012, 06:12 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 5,894
Posted By phoneman
After reading this I now know what I want to be...

After reading this I now know what I want to be when I grow up---an 80 year old grandfather who rides a crotch-rocket for fun.
Great story. I'm impressed and hope I can still ride when I'm 80.
Forum: Equipment 11-04-2012, 03:45 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 981
Posted By phoneman
I mounted mine as I would on any other helmet. ...

I mounted mine as I would on any other helmet. Not perfectly flat where it mounts but it hasn't fell off yet. Fly Trekker btw.
Forum: Thumpers 10-30-2012, 10:03 PM
Replies: 25,069
Views: 4,416,494
Posted By phoneman
Thanks for the suggestions on the tires. I've...

Thanks for the suggestions on the tires. I've only got a little over 800 miles on the bike so far and I'm already tired of the stock rubber sliding and spinning off road. Pretty good on the...
Forum: Thumpers 10-30-2012, 05:32 PM
Replies: 25,069
Views: 4,416,494
Posted By phoneman
It's time to get rid of the stock tires and get...

It's time to get rid of the stock tires and get something with a little more grip. Not trying to start a tire war but what would be some good suggestions for off-road tires ? I ride about 50/50...
Forum: Equipment 10-19-2012, 07:00 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,018
Posted By phoneman
Thanks--I'll give them a call asap.

Thanks--I'll give them a call asap.
Forum: Ride reports 10-19-2012, 06:46 PM
Replies: 149
Views: 23,923
Posted By phoneman
Nice riding and pics too. I guess no one has...

Nice riding and pics too.
I guess no one has told you that you can't ride that far on a 650--especially on wood beads.
They didn't tell me either'
Waiting for more reports.
Forum: Equipment 10-19-2012, 06:32 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,018
Posted By phoneman
Fly Trekker helmet

Just got one of these from Rocky Mt. Nice helmet for the price. I got it in xl and the fit is good except for the cheekpads--they are just too snug. I called Rocky Mt. today and the salesgirl said...
Forum: Equipment 10-18-2012, 06:01 PM
Replies: 80
Views: 14,395
Posted By phoneman
Just got mine in fluorescent yellow. XL and it...

Just got mine in fluorescent yellow. XL and it fits just right--except for the cheek pads. They are pretty tight and it feels like they are going to rub pretty hard. What are you guys with some...
Forum: Thumpers 10-08-2012, 06:04 PM
Replies: 95
Views: 7,359
Posted By phoneman
Drz400s and a weestrom--have it both ways. And...

Drz400s and a weestrom--have it both ways. And maybe your dealer will give you a discount :clap
Forum: Thumpers 10-05-2012, 06:52 AM
Replies: 95
Views: 7,359
Posted By phoneman
I'll go ahead and say it. I'm really liking my...

I'll go ahead and say it. I'm really liking my 2012 drz400s--especially with the gearing change--and I haven't had time to wring it out yet.
BUT--there ain't no way I'd ride that skinny thing...
Forum: Thumpers 10-04-2012, 06:25 PM
Replies: 95
Views: 7,359
Posted By phoneman
A friend of mine just bought a new crf250l--nice...

A friend of mine just bought a new crf250l--nice bike. Weighs around 320 lbs. Handles 70 mph easily on the highway and can get down the trails if need be. Sits pretty tall so he lowered the front...
Forum: Thumpers 09-30-2012, 04:30 PM
Replies: 25,069
Views: 4,416,494
Posted By phoneman
30mm is the correct size for the front sprocket...

30mm is the correct size for the front sprocket nut.
Found one at Sears today--got the front 14 tooth sprocket on with the 47 in back. This thing will crawl around in first gear now--just right....
Forum: Thumpers 09-29-2012, 07:09 PM
Replies: 25,069
Views: 4,416,494
Posted By phoneman
Thanks--I believe it is a 30mm also. I'll put...

Thanks--I believe it is a 30mm also. I'll put the calipers on it in the am. Now to beg-borrow or steal one. Thanks again.
Forum: Thumpers 09-29-2012, 05:38 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 2,221
Posted By phoneman
Have you ever ridden any motorcycle ? For any...

Have you ever ridden any motorcycle ? For any amount of time ? How tall are you ? How fit/strong are you ?
All these are things to consider. I have a friend that just bought a new crf250l--nice...
Forum: Thumpers 09-29-2012, 05:04 PM
Replies: 25,069
Views: 4,416,494
Posted By phoneman
Simple question here--what size socket is needed...

Simple question here--what size socket is needed to remove the front chain sprocket ?
Yeah I know I need to get a service manual.
Forum: Thumpers 09-24-2012, 05:33 PM
Replies: 25,069
Views: 4,416,494
Posted By phoneman
Ordered the 14/47 combo from Rocky Mountain this...

Ordered the 14/47 combo from Rocky Mountain this morning. Along with a skidplate, bar risers, and some other stuff.
What case protectors are you guys using ? Don't need a brake/shift lever...
Forum: Thumpers 09-23-2012, 05:50 PM
Replies: 10,637
Views: 2,012,820
Posted By phoneman
Thanks on the tip to lower the rear. He's a...

Thanks on the tip to lower the rear. He's a machinist--maybe he can drill a couple of holes. Thanks.
Forum: Thumpers 09-23-2012, 04:38 PM
Replies: 10,637
Views: 2,012,820
Posted By phoneman
Got a question for you fellows--does anybody make...

Got a question for you fellows--does anybody make a lowering link for the rear of this bike ?
I have a buddy that bought one last week. He's a wee bit on the vertically challenged side. The...
Forum: Thumpers 09-23-2012, 04:29 PM
Replies: 25,069
Views: 4,416,494
Posted By phoneman
If 14/47 will let me use the stock chain I'll...

If 14/47 will let me use the stock chain I'll give it a try. I don't plan on running pavement very much--just between dirt roads--and 55-60 mph down the road at a reasonable rpm will be good enough....
Forum: Thumpers 09-22-2012, 08:24 PM
Replies: 25,069
Views: 4,416,494
Posted By phoneman
Oh yeah--thanks guys.

Oh yeah--thanks guys.
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