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Forum: The Rockies It's all downhill from here... 10-24-2014, 01:55 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 531
Posted By Swashbuckler
I was talking about Rockitdoc. I remembered his...

I was talking about Rockitdoc. I remembered his dr650(?) and wishing I was out on my bike and not it my truck. It was weird being on the other end up the spectrum - being the slow truck and not the...
Forum: The Rockies It's all downhill from here... 10-22-2014, 03:11 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 531
Posted By Swashbuckler
Hey you freaking ashhole. I was the guy in the...

Hey you freaking ashhole. I was the guy in the flat black truck you illegally passed when we got onto rist canyon. :roflI, on the other hand, was headed out to Pingree Park to do some backpacking. I...
Forum: The Rockies It's all downhill from here... 10-05-2014, 06:51 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 962
Posted By Swashbuckler
I usually ride to 14ers to camp and climb and...

I usually ride to 14ers to camp and climb and would definitely enjoy learning to rock climb, as I know I'll be facing some rock climbing in the future, but I'm currently bikeless so I'll have to keep...
Forum: The Rockies It's all downhill from here... 09-17-2014, 11:02 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 827
Posted By Swashbuckler
Here is a video showcasing how durable the 3m...

Here is a video showcasing how durable the 3m scotchgard "clear-bra" is that I'd be installing. The intro to the video is a little long and drawn out, but at 1:00 they start trying to ruin the clear...
Forum: The Rockies It's all downhill from here... 09-17-2014, 10:47 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 827
Posted By Swashbuckler
I've never attempted to wrap a helmet, but I...

I've never attempted to wrap a helmet, but I could look into it and attempt it on one of my helmets when I have some spare time and spare vinyl wrap.
Forum: The Rockies It's all downhill from here... 09-17-2014, 10:44 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 827
Posted By Swashbuckler
My GS was yellow and I covered it with a carbon...

My GS was yellow and I covered it with a carbon wrap. It was not fun or easy and extremely time consuming, because everything has to come apart to get every crack and corner of yellow. If you want to...
Forum: The Rockies It's all downhill from here... 09-17-2014, 10:23 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 827
Posted By Swashbuckler
From my experience vinyl is easy to remove. I...

From my experience vinyl is easy to remove. I have never had a clear bra on a vehicle and would worry that if you remove it the area will be noticeably different than the area not covered. You could...
Forum: The Rockies It's all downhill from here... 09-17-2014, 05:54 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 827
Posted By Swashbuckler
That's a good idea - try to get recommended by...

That's a good idea - try to get recommended by local dealers!
Forum: The Rockies It's all downhill from here... 09-17-2014, 05:51 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 827
Posted By Swashbuckler
I don't see why it wouldn't be able to stick to...

I don't see why it wouldn't be able to stick to the matte areas. I'm guessing you have the matte gray and black color scheme?
Forum: The Rockies It's all downhill from here... 09-16-2014, 11:18 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 827
Posted By Swashbuckler
"Clear bra" entire motorcycle business idea

I'm looking for a way to supplement my joblessness and was wondering what you front rangers thought about having your motorcycle completely wrapped in a 3m scotchgard clear bra. It's basically no...
Forum: The Rockies It's all downhill from here... 09-16-2014, 09:02 AM
Replies: 104
Views: 5,647
Posted By Swashbuckler
Yes, storm mtn above drake, but this is from the...

Yes, storm mtn above drake, but this is from the Buckhorn road side near masonville.

Is the whole road private? Or could I trailer the bike up a few miles and then go and have some fun?
Forum: The Rockies It's all downhill from here... 09-15-2014, 10:01 PM
Replies: 104
Views: 5,647
Posted By Swashbuckler
Storm mountain road is open until Sept 29. I...

Storm mountain road is open until Sept 29. I noticed it yesterday when I was making a quick ride past it. Unfortunately there is a sign that states "No motorcycles", but I still proceeded figuring...
Forum: Equipment 09-15-2014, 09:46 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 923
Posted By Swashbuckler
If you want a DSLR you should check out the...

If you want a DSLR you should check out the mirrorless ones. They are smaller and take amazing pics.

On the other hand, you can buy a better point and shoot. I picked up the Sony RX1000 and never...
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 09-11-2014, 11:11 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,175
Posted By Swashbuckler
Yep. That was my next plan. I'll post pics (for...

Yep. That was my next plan. I'll post pics (for anyone like me) if I see anything that is picture worthy.
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 09-11-2014, 05:40 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,175
Posted By Swashbuckler
Replaced the relay and everything is perfect...

Replaced the relay and everything is perfect again.
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 09-11-2014, 03:34 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 3,920
Posted By Swashbuckler
I never dirt-biked but have always mountain...

I never dirt-biked but have always mountain biked. It helped crossover to adventure riding, especially for technical single track and line picking. But fast dirt roads didn't come naturally as I...
Forum: Equipment 09-10-2014, 10:55 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,385
Posted By Swashbuckler
I filled a home depot bucket with an anchor and...

I filled a home depot bucket with an anchor and cement. I put it between my 2 bikes and chained both to it. I also had covers on both bikes. My neighbor came out and told me that a van stopped and...
Forum: Equipment 09-09-2014, 11:02 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,735
Posted By Swashbuckler
I was living out on Kwajalein and this is how we...

I was living out on Kwajalein and this is how we transported our dive gear. Where were you diving?
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 09-08-2014, 09:55 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,175
Posted By Swashbuckler
I have a new relay headed my way. Hopefully it...

I have a new relay headed my way. Hopefully it works!
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 09-07-2014, 10:54 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,175
Posted By Swashbuckler
Is there any coincidence that the bike would run,...

Is there any coincidence that the bike would run, I parked it for the night, then the battery dies and the relay goes bad at the same time? Could that have happened while I was attempting to start...
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 09-07-2014, 10:42 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,175
Posted By Swashbuckler
Well damn. I did file the terminals down that go...

Well damn. I did file the terminals down that go to the battery on the relay, but they didn't look corroded. The relay still looks brand new except for the melted plastic cover. I'm guessing you're...
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 09-07-2014, 10:37 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,175
Posted By Swashbuckler
I found this on google images. Could power travel...

I found this on google images. Could power travel past the start-relay (#10) and engage the starter motor? And what is #10? Is that the starter relay down by the right front battery side that I just...
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 09-07-2014, 10:26 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,175
Posted By Swashbuckler
I pulled off the relay and everything looked good...

I pulled off the relay and everything looked good so I just cleaned it and put new dieletric grease on it. As soon as the battery terminals touched the battery the bike attempted to start on it's own...
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 09-07-2014, 08:39 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,175
Posted By Swashbuckler
The starter relay was replaced a few months back....

The starter relay was replaced a few months back. I checked it and the plastic was melted like you said, but it all looked good. I guess I'll go out and remove it and clean it up just in case.

So...
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 09-06-2014, 04:24 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,175
Posted By Swashbuckler
950A dead battery, replaced, bike tries to start on its own

2005.5 950 Adventure

Been running fine for the past couple months. No noticeable issues. I went out this morning and the bike wouldn't start. The electronics come one, the fuel pump whines, and it...
Forum: The Rockies It's all downhill from here... 09-03-2014, 08:43 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 2,156
Posted By Swashbuckler
Rockymountainatv.com - get the 10% off coupon!...

Rockymountainatv.com - get the 10% off coupon! They also ship everything to Fort Collins in 2-3 days using their standard shipping.

Northern Colo Euro has Sidi and Klim gear. I went in and they...
Forum: Thumpers 08-26-2014, 08:26 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 2,620
Posted By Swashbuckler
My need for a bike is to go longer distances...

My need for a bike is to go longer distances comfortably to handle jeep access roads, but I also wanted something fun enough to bring on local single track and atv trails.

I had the same dilemma,...
Forum: GS Boxers 08-24-2014, 11:29 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 2,723
Posted By Swashbuckler
I couldn't find anything at any local hardwear or...

I couldn't find anything at any local hardwear or auto stores. I checked out the local performance bicycle discount shop and grabbed a great $70 nM torque wrench.
...
Forum: The Rockies It's all downhill from here... 08-10-2014, 12:00 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 2,026
Posted By Swashbuckler
I have considered working for one of the resorts,...

I have considered working for one of the resorts, but I have friends who do, or have done that, and I don't know if making minimum wage and sleeping with 7 other people in a 3 bedroom house while...
Forum: The Rockies It's all downhill from here... 08-09-2014, 09:50 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 2,026
Posted By Swashbuckler
Ok well it doesn't look like I'm getting much...

Ok well it doesn't look like I'm getting much help with the career aspect of this move so maybe there are some people that can give me some info about the costs of living and general info about some...
Forum: The Rockies It's all downhill from here... 08-05-2014, 07:52 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 2,026
Posted By Swashbuckler
I've considered both of those options. I know...

I've considered both of those options. I know there is good money in construction, but I would rather not be forced to spend my days out in the weather any more. I also have no problems with the...
Forum: Old's Cool 08-04-2014, 01:53 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 2,871
Posted By Swashbuckler
If you're buying out of state I would just go to...

If you're buying out of state I would just go to the dmv, sit in line for 2 hours, and talk to one of the reps. I looked all over the internet about how to buy out of state and bought from a dealer...
Forum: Some Assembly Required 08-04-2014, 10:06 AM
Replies: 739
Views: 136,038
Posted By Swashbuckler
Amazing work! Good documentation of the process...

Amazing work! Good documentation of the process as well.
Forum: The Rockies It's all downhill from here... 08-04-2014, 09:55 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 2,026
Posted By Swashbuckler
Looking for a new career in the slopes of CO

I finish my undergrad at CSU on friday and am looking at relocating into the mountains. I would really like to move anywhere from Silverthorne to Glenwood Springs, or down south to Durango. I have a...
Forum: Thumpers 08-02-2014, 10:22 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 10,034
Posted By Swashbuckler
I never understood the 690. I had it for a couple...

I never understood the 690. I had it for a couple months and got rid of it. I always thought it was the do it all bike that everyone claims it to be, but it wasn't. It did everything mediocre. But it...
Forum: The Sandbox - AKA Flatistan 07-31-2014, 10:10 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,856
Posted By Swashbuckler
I'm sorry for hear that. But, it would be...

I'm sorry for hear that. But, it would be extremely helpful to have some more information on what went down because there are a lot of inmates who sell bikes.

Did the guy come up on foot, or was...
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 07-30-2014, 09:47 AM
Replies: 19,163
Views: 7,883,649
Posted By Swashbuckler
Searches arent' bringing anything up - Did you...

Searches arent' bringing anything up - Did you make those upper fairings? Or can you buy them?

Thanks
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 07-29-2014, 07:52 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 602
Posted By Swashbuckler
Awesome! I was looking at replacing mine due to...

Awesome! I was looking at replacing mine due to the off tint and scratches but I'll give this a shot!
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 07-29-2014, 06:12 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 2,331
Posted By Swashbuckler
2 months ago I bought a 950 with 63k on it. Mine...

2 months ago I bought a 950 with 63k on it. Mine had quite a few issues that I was unnaware of when I purchased it. I knew the carb had issues and my first tear down was horrible. It took forever to...
Forum: Equipment 07-29-2014, 07:38 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 3,013
Posted By Swashbuckler
All moisture wicking material is just some sort...

All moisture wicking material is just some sort of polyester and spandex blend, but some companies (underarmour) think that they can charge double for the same columbia shirt you can find on sale at...
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