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Forum: Road warriors 07-14-2014, 02:50 PM
Replies: 56
Views: 1,717
Posted By 243Win
2006 Blue DR650, "Blue Pig" 2009 Black...

2006 Blue DR650, "Blue Pig"

2009 Black DR650, black safari tank, windscreen and a black top box on it, thinking of getting a custom plate for it "RD KNG" or "RDGLIDE" :D
Forum: Thumpers 07-14-2014, 02:45 PM
Replies: 96,023
Views: 18,085,918
Posted By 243Win
For rotor bolts, a little heat and a rattle gun...

For rotor bolts, a little heat and a rattle gun always pops them loose.
Forum: Trip Planning 07-14-2014, 11:21 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 2,874
Posted By 243Win
In my experience, if you have to "convince" them...

In my experience, if you have to "convince" them to go, they may end up a problem later on due to lack of commitment and generally become a drag on the trip.

Go by yourself, set your own course.
Forum: Equipment 07-06-2014, 10:29 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 2,065
Posted By 243Win
This, until I picked up a couple of pair in the...

This, until I picked up a couple of pair in the middle of a two week trip, I actually had to resort to riding commando for a day or so due to the chainsaw like seams in my Under Armour shorts.
Forum: Equipment 07-01-2014, 10:44 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,862
Posted By 243Win
Regarding the tent, set it up in the yard and...

Regarding the tent, set it up in the yard and turn on the sprinkler and watch what happens.

At one time I picked up a pretty cool, high dollar tent, but it failed the sprinkler test. Not due to...
Forum: Trip Planning 06-21-2014, 11:07 AM
Replies: 72
Views: 9,326
Posted By 243Win
My default mode is to camp, but I'll happily...

My default mode is to camp, but I'll happily check into a hotel if the weather is looking miserable for the night.

I prefer the camping for three reasons, one - just hanging out by the fire...
Forum: Ride reports 09-29-2013, 07:09 PM
Replies: 342
Views: 101,800
Posted By 243Win
Thumb Excellent ride report. You've gotten out there,...

Excellent ride report. You've gotten out there, discovered something about yourself and faced down some on the road adversity.

My solo road trips like this spoiled me. A day trip or a weekend...
Forum: Ride reports 09-23-2013, 10:44 PM
Replies: 342
Views: 101,800
Posted By 243Win
Thumb Wow, just commented on your thread over at more...

Wow, just commented on your thread over at more local riding forum!

Looking forward to more.
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 09-01-2013, 06:12 PM
Replies: 92
Views: 4,359
Posted By 243Win
First exposure as a kid riding a friend's honda...

First exposure as a kid riding a friend's honda 60?. As I recall you had to shift, but not use a clutch.

Promptly rode it into his fence. Undaunted I got up and took off around the yard again...
Forum: Americas 08-29-2013, 11:31 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,175
Posted By 243Win
I would think it would be starting to get a touch...

I would think it would be starting to get a touch cool at night up in the Idaho/Montana area.

And I-84 through southern Idaho is a dull stretch of road,... A lot of nice riding in Idaho, but I-84...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 08-24-2013, 08:23 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 3,312
Posted By 243Win
I would tend to agree, the one day I did not get...

I would tend to agree, the one day I did not get a weather report on a long ride was the day I got my butt handed to me.

Yes, via a smartphone, a whole world of info is available. But even...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 08-23-2013, 06:08 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 3,312
Posted By 243Win
basically a wanderer

On my first trip, I only had one destination to make and the getting there was on a whim. On my second trip, I had some idea of what I wanted to do and then never did it, I simply rode in the...
Forum: Trip Planning 08-20-2013, 03:38 PM
Replies: 212
Views: 33,803
Posted By 243Win
That is pretty much what I've told folks I've met...

That is pretty much what I've told folks I've met while out and about if they happen to inquire "if & why" I may have a firearm with me.

"It's pretty much a sleep aid."

I'll usually have a...
Forum: Trip Planning 08-20-2013, 03:24 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 6,413
Posted By 243Win
Strong coffee in the morning, usually starbucks...

Strong coffee in the morning, usually starbucks via while camping.

Water the rest of the day. Never hit the road with a dry CamelBak.

Gin&Tonic once I make camp.

Note, at no point during...
Forum: Thumpers 08-06-2013, 03:54 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,254
Posted By 243Win
Thumb Fair that! And to be honest, I've had an...

Fair that!

And to be honest, I've had an aversion to carbs myself for a long time, but recently come to terms with them since so many of my bikes have them. And once I got my hands dirty with...
Forum: Thumpers 08-06-2013, 03:36 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,254
Posted By 243Win
No offense taken, but lets see how it goes in a...

No offense taken, but lets see how it goes in a less than perfect world.

Fire up SV, all dash lights signal three different ways there is a problem with FI. Go read internet, find service plug...
Forum: Thumpers 08-06-2013, 12:21 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,254
Posted By 243Win
Outstanding, thanks!

Outstanding, thanks!
Forum: Thumpers 08-06-2013, 03:47 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,254
Posted By 243Win
Hmmph, apparently it isn't just me. If I dump my...

Hmmph, apparently it isn't just me. If I dump my bike with a stock carb, it seems to take forever for it to fire back up as well.

As to the OP's questions, pull, clean and investigate that...
Forum: Thumpers 08-06-2013, 03:34 AM
Replies: 96,023
Views: 18,085,918
Posted By 243Win
Heh-heh, very nice, but no. I have a 2008, the...

Heh-heh, very nice, but no. I have a 2008, the squared frame would simply look silly.:D
Forum: Thumpers 08-05-2013, 05:10 PM
Replies: 96,023
Views: 18,085,918
Posted By 243Win
I put a set of dirt bike bars and barkbusters on...

I put a set of dirt bike bars and barkbusters on my naked SV. I keep thinking some mild knobbies. :lol3
Forum: Pacific Northwet - Where it's green. And wet. 07-22-2013, 11:59 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,514
Posted By 243Win
I remember seeing the same signs some time ago on...

I remember seeing the same signs some time ago on a trip I took on the bike through the Redwoods. It caused some trepidation on my part until I spoke with a park ranger.

"That's just California...
Forum: Thumpers 06-22-2013, 12:51 PM
Replies: 96,023
Views: 18,085,918
Posted By 243Win
I just went and took a look at my bike, it has...

I just went and took a look at my bike, it has the busa can and access to the area where the second gen wolfman rack would connect is better vs the stock can.

I have two DR's side by side, both...
Forum: Americas 06-16-2013, 12:04 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 822
Posted By 243Win
This. You aren't at work, drop the action...

This.

You aren't at work, drop the action items and the hard schedule. And better yet, go alone. Travel randomly and dawdle. Schedules, routes and plans induce stress.

One engineer to...
Forum: Road warriors 05-25-2013, 11:53 AM
Replies: 64
Views: 8,795
Posted By 243Win
Nice bikes, I'd own one myself except I got a...

Nice bikes, I'd own one myself except I got a good deal on a 2008 SVn from a buddy.

And then I set it up with taller dirt-bike bars so it felt more Gladius like in the cockpit. The stock Gladius...
Forum: Thumpers 05-23-2013, 01:39 PM
Replies: 96,023
Views: 18,085,918
Posted By 243Win
PM sent

PM sent
Forum: Road warriors 05-02-2013, 02:54 PM
Replies: 464
Views: 67,031
Posted By 243Win
I run the same ones on my SV and I'm pretty...

I run the same ones on my SV and I'm pretty pleased with them.
Forum: Equipment 04-29-2013, 12:42 PM
Replies: 58
Views: 6,016
Posted By 243Win
One or two of the boil in bag camp foods all the...

One or two of the boil in bag camp foods all the hikers carry. I make every effort not to eat them tho' due to the massive sodium content. But they are there in a pinch.
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 01-07-2013, 10:37 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,895
Posted By 243Win
This! And keep in mind, even with a "quiet"...

This!

And keep in mind, even with a "quiet" bike you are making noise and unlike the noise from say a lawn-mower which is noise everyone makes as part of property maintenance, noise from a bike is...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 01-06-2013, 07:44 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,895
Posted By 243Win
Meet-n-Greet with the neighbor's is a great idea....

Meet-n-Greet with the neighbor's is a great idea. I've got several bikes and a couple of acres, but in my neighborhood, I'd never ride in my yard, just wouldn't be the good neighbor thing to do. ...
Forum: Equipment 01-01-2013, 12:55 PM
Replies: 105
Views: 12,959
Posted By 243Win
In one of these: ...

In one of these:

http://www.blackhawk.com/product/%E2%84%A6mega-Elite-Modular-Drop-Leg-Medical-Pouch,124,111.htm

I slide it forward so it is on the front of my thigh and sort of sits in my lap...
Forum: Pacific Northwet - Where it's green. And wet. 11-25-2012, 07:46 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,512
Posted By 243Win
I have the power trimmer and even with that it is...

I have the power trimmer and even with that it is tedious. I usually buy handgun brass in lots of 500 and I'll set up the trimmer in front of the tv. Rifle brass gets purchased in lots of 100.
...
Forum: Pacific Northwet - Where it's green. And wet. 11-25-2012, 02:55 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,512
Posted By 243Win
It will be mind-numbing boring. It's boring...

It will be mind-numbing boring. It's boring enough trimming brass as it is. :D
Forum: Pacific Northwet - Where it's green. And wet. 11-25-2012, 02:53 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,512
Posted By 243Win
It will be mind-numbingly boring. It's boring...

It will be mind-numbingly boring. It's boring enough trimming brass as it is. :D
Forum: Pacific Northwet - Where it's green. And wet. 11-25-2012, 02:49 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,512
Posted By 243Win
I wouldn't worry about tracking down a set of...

I wouldn't worry about tracking down a set of neck-sizing only dies, just back off the regular sizing die so it doesn't contact the shoulder of the brass and you'll be good to go.

Only hitch I can...
Forum: Thumpers 11-24-2012, 09:25 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,810
Posted By 243Win
Oil, it's relatively cheap in the greater scheme...

Oil, it's relatively cheap in the greater scheme of things and I have enough things on my mind already so I keep it stupid simple. Bike needs oil, go to moto-shop, get store brand motorcycle oil, put...
Forum: Equipment 11-20-2012, 10:50 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,823
Posted By 243Win
Talking Twice now on long trips, improper, ill-fitting or...

Twice now on long trips, improper, ill-fitting or poorly designed skivvies have brought the rides to a halt until the issue was addressed.

Had good gear for everything else, all the bases covered...
Forum: Pacific Northwet - Where it's green. And wet. 11-13-2012, 11:22 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,413
Posted By 243Win
I commute the opposite way on the same roads. ...

I commute the opposite way on the same roads.

Would I do it on my XT225? No Way. I have no desire to be an obstacle on the highway.
Forum: Equipment 11-06-2012, 11:26 AM
Replies: 80
Views: 8,930
Posted By 243Win
On my first big road trip, stopped at Whiskey...

On my first big road trip, stopped at Whiskey Town Reservior I put all my stuff into the bear locker and made a quick run to town for ice and mixer, came back to find the bear locker open and all my...
Forum: Trip Planning 11-01-2012, 04:31 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 2,369
Posted By 243Win
Pour over maps, day-dream, search with google...

Pour over maps, day-dream, search with google maps.

And end up someplace completely different than intended,...
Forum: Pacific Northwet - Where it's green. And wet. 11-01-2012, 02:42 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 734
Posted By 243Win
Those have got to be a hoot!

Those have got to be a hoot!
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