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Forum: Thumpers Yesterday, 05:27 PM
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Posted By krussell
Anyone running solobox cases? Seem good, priced...

Anyone running solobox cases? Seem good, priced well, thinking about getting a set but I can't find any pics of them on DR650. Lots of KLR, a few DRZ, but nothing for the mighty DR. If you have...
Forum: Thumpers 09-17-2014, 06:18 PM
Replies: 98,591
Views: 18,795,297
Posted By krussell
FANTASTIC! I've been wondering and a little...

FANTASTIC! I've been wondering and a little concerned as fall looms large. I run the Warm N safe liner and gloves, glad to hear it works.

I'm still going to work out some sort of LED...
Forum: Beasts 09-16-2014, 07:28 PM
Replies: 24,898
Views: 4,592,663
Posted By krussell
I've got a custom seat, and typically run it in...

I've got a custom seat, and typically run it in the high position. On longer days, I move it to low and then back to high etc. switching every tank. I found that increased the overall comfort in...
Forum: Thumpers 09-16-2014, 07:19 PM
Replies: 98,591
Views: 18,795,297
Posted By krussell
+1 You can read the instructions at...

+1

You can read the instructions at http://www.motocd.com/mc/index.php/installation-instructions/77-ddc-fork-kit-instructions-dr650se-1996-current

When I bought my shock and fork kit Rick...
Forum: Thumpers 09-15-2014, 06:06 PM
Replies: 98,591
Views: 18,795,297
Posted By krussell
It shares the 20 amp main fuse with lot's of...

It shares the 20 amp main fuse with lot's of other stuff. To protect the Zumo, you should use the inline fuse it came with, or an equivalent if that one is gone. From memory, it's 2A.
Forum: Pacific Northwet - Where it's green. And wet. 09-14-2014, 07:29 PM
Replies: 4,383
Views: 319,631
Posted By krussell
CorradoKid (Logan) and I hit the road at about 9...

CorradoKid (Logan) and I hit the road at about 9 this morning and made our way eat on 26. First up was Still Creek Road, with the obligatory picture at Trillium.
...
Forum: Pacific Northwet - Where it's green. And wet. 09-13-2014, 09:34 PM
Replies: 4,383
Views: 319,631
Posted By krussell
One taker so far, we are meeting at Village Inn...

One taker so far, we are meeting at Village Inn at 8:00, riding after breakfast for anyone else who wants to come along.

17070 SW 72nd Ave.
Tualatin, OR 97224
Forum: Pacific Northwet - Where it's green. And wet. 09-13-2014, 06:45 PM
Replies: 4,383
Views: 319,631
Posted By krussell
I'm heading out from PDX tomorrow (Sunday 9/14)...

I'm heading out from PDX tomorrow (Sunday 9/14) to do the reverse of a loop I did last year. http://www.advrider.com/forums/showthread.php?t=906763

Basically PDX East to Skyline then south to...
Forum: Thumpers 09-13-2014, 06:29 PM
Replies: 98,591
Views: 18,795,297
Posted By krussell
There weren't any. And I looked based on an...

There weren't any. And I looked based on an earlier post.
Forum: Thumpers 09-13-2014, 05:26 PM
Replies: 98,591
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Posted By krussell
Suspension

At 6'4" 280lbs to say that I overwhelmed the stock suspension on my DR is an understatement. I looked around a bit, called Cogent, talked to Joyce and Rick and let them knew what kind of riding I...
Forum: Thumpers 09-11-2014, 05:10 PM
Replies: 98,591
Views: 18,795,297
Posted By krussell
bigger is relative, I'm 6'4" 280ish. Aerostich...

bigger is relative, I'm 6'4" 280ish. Aerostich sizes folks well, expensive to buy but lasts well, made in usa, and repairable. Olympia (http://olympiamotosports.com/size-chart/) goes up to 4XL and...
Forum: Thumpers 09-10-2014, 09:14 PM
Replies: 98,591
Views: 18,795,297
Posted By krussell
Paper towels are evil, cloth is your friend. You...

Paper towels are evil, cloth is your friend. You can make it like new with Novus.

http://www.novuspolish.com/
Forum: Beasts 09-08-2014, 08:43 PM
Replies: 24,898
Views: 4,592,663
Posted By krussell
So it's OK for everyone to buy one each and save...

So it's OK for everyone to buy one each and save themselves a pile of cash, but it's not OK from someone to do 10x or more? Seems like an honest mistake was made, and taking advantage of it once is...
Forum: Thumpers 09-07-2014, 04:55 PM
Replies: 98,591
Views: 18,795,297
Posted By krussell
I recently picked up a 2014 DR650 and have been...

I recently picked up a 2014 DR650 and have been busy getting it set up for me, and getting through the break in miles. No complaints so far. Here's a few observations on stuff I've done so far.
...
Forum: Layin' down tracks 09-07-2014, 06:59 AM
Replies: 747
Views: 81,014
Posted By krussell
Yes, once in a while. I'd say every 5th ride or...

Yes, once in a while. I'd say every 5th ride or so after I moved the 590 from a dash mount to a bar mount. I attributed mine to having the 590 to close to my inReach, and when I moved them farther...
Forum: Layin' down tracks 09-05-2014, 07:51 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 4,039
Posted By krussell
I have the unlimited tracking. I ran the SPOT...

I have the unlimited tracking. I ran the SPOT III and the inReach on opposite ends of the bars for a few months, and kept the Delorme. Yes, it's more expensive. It's also considerably more...
Forum: Layin' down tracks 09-05-2014, 07:06 PM
Replies: 747
Views: 81,014
Posted By krussell
I did six months ago, and have been over the top...

I did six months ago, and have been over the top pleased with the 590 in comparison to the Montana. I follow tracks off road, use my 24k maps off road just fine, and it's DRAMATICALLY better on...
Forum: Layin' down tracks 09-05-2014, 06:56 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 4,039
Posted By krussell
I've got the PLB in my pocket for the cases where...

I've got the PLB in my pocket for the cases where I can't get to the bike.

If I only carried one device, it would be the PLB.

If you said I could only have the inreach, I'd leave it on the...
Forum: Layin' down tracks 09-05-2014, 06:27 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 4,039
Posted By krussell
I considered this for quite a while, and then...

I considered this for quite a while, and then resolved it by deciding to carry a PLB on my person, in addition to the InReach.

This is in my jacket pocket:...
Forum: Layin' down tracks 09-05-2014, 10:17 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 4,039
Posted By krussell
The waterproof requirement is a deal breaker for...

The waterproof requirement is a deal breaker for me, I live in Oregon. Plus I'm sure I'd get the usb connection full of dirt etc. If you are a fair weather rider, what your suggesting might work.
...
Forum: Pacific Northwet - Where it's green. And wet. 08-20-2014, 08:29 PM
Replies: 4,383
Views: 319,631
Posted By krussell
You can also go down 224 and turn on to Memaloose...

You can also go down 224 and turn on to Memaloose rd. Easy gravel after a few miles of pavement, lots of side roads to explore, some good views and a few lakes. It's been pretty quiet during the...
Forum: Beasts 08-11-2014, 02:38 PM
Replies: 24,898
Views: 4,592,663
Posted By krussell
The hole is about 1 1/8". The threaded portion...

The hole is about 1 1/8". The threaded portion of the plug itself is 1".
Forum: Layin' down tracks 07-25-2014, 06:09 AM
Replies: 747
Views: 81,014
Posted By krussell
The TPM manual says... ----- The Tire...

The TPM manual says...

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The Tire Pressure Monitor System is for use with metal tire
valve stems only. Installation of the Tire Pressure Sensors on
non-metal tire valve stems may cause...
Forum: Layin' down tracks 07-24-2014, 01:39 PM
Replies: 747
Views: 81,014
Posted By krussell
It could be just the lawyers, or on the other...

It could be just the lawyers, or on the other hand it could be some sound engineering by a company concerned for your safety. If it's an abrupt stem failure you could lose control and DIE.

The...
Forum: Beasts 07-24-2014, 10:05 AM
Replies: 24,898
Views: 4,592,663
Posted By krussell
There are two plastic blocks on the bottom that...

There are two plastic blocks on the bottom that hook over the bottom part of the rack, and two plastic blocks at the top that control vertical movement. They are delrin or something, doesn't look...
Forum: Beasts 07-24-2014, 09:10 AM
Replies: 24,898
Views: 4,592,663
Posted By krussell
Check out BUMOT as well. I just installed a set...

Check out BUMOT as well. I just installed a set on my Tenere, review is at http://advrider.com/forums/showpost.php?p=24687309&postcount=102. Holan was my second choice.
Forum: Layin' down tracks 07-24-2014, 09:03 AM
Replies: 747
Views: 81,014
Posted By krussell
I don't use it in the car, but I have two...

I don't use it in the car, but I have two potential solutions.

1) use a motorcycle mount, and put your own cig lighter plug on it.

2) use a bluetooth adapter for your stereo......
Forum: Vendors 07-24-2014, 08:32 AM
Replies: 116
Views: 10,629
Posted By krussell
Bit the bullet and bought a 40/45L Matte Black...

Bit the bullet and bought a 40/45L Matte Black set. Jason answered all my questions, and shipped as expected. There were two boxes, one with the rack, the other with the two cases inside. ...
Forum: Thumpers 07-09-2014, 09:03 AM
Replies: 44,843
Views: 8,676,473
Posted By krussell
http://krussell.smugmug.com/photos/i-sKFw7rh/0/L/i...

http://krussell.smugmug.com/photos/i-sKFw7rh/0/L/i-sKFw7rh-L.jpg

20 more images from various angles at http://www.smugmug.com/gallery/42796922_55G5Qb

My HDB Order...

Build Your Own...
Forum: Thumpers 07-08-2014, 05:22 PM
Replies: 44,843
Views: 8,676,473
Posted By krussell
Recently installed HDB handguards / mirrors / top...

Recently installed HDB handguards / mirrors / top clamp on my WR. Went with Factory Suzuki / KTM Stock bend on the bars to get a bit of height and not much pull back. It's all great, really like...
Forum: Beasts 06-26-2014, 07:36 PM
Replies: 8,651
Views: 1,716,759
Posted By krussell
Buy both used?

Buy both used?
Forum: Layin' down tracks 06-26-2014, 07:15 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 4,039
Posted By krussell
One update from running this in the field for a...

One update from running this in the field for a while.

I've changed my settings so that the inReach does not turn off when the power goes off. Every time it goes off you have to restart...
Forum: Pacific Northwet - Where it's green. And wet. 06-22-2014, 10:04 AM
Replies: 0
Views: 231
Posted By krussell
Coast Range Loop out of PDX

Had a free day Saturday, decided to head out to the Tillamook State Forest and do a loop connecting up a couple of previous rides. Didn't have a crisp plan when I hit the road about 10, usually...
Forum: Thumpers 06-18-2014, 08:54 AM
Replies: 44,843
Views: 8,676,473
Posted By krussell
Do you have a link to the vendor for the Krieger...

Do you have a link to the vendor for the Krieger Rack. Tried google but didn't get any where?
Forum: Layin' down tracks 06-18-2014, 08:47 AM
Replies: 747
Views: 81,014
Posted By krussell
I've not experienced the vibrations of a 690, but...

I've not experienced the vibrations of a 690, but have only heard the folklore. Someday I plan to own one, and well get the first hand knowledge.

Vibrations are subjective for people, as well as...
Forum: Layin' down tracks 06-16-2014, 05:33 PM
Replies: 747
Views: 81,014
Posted By krussell
I've had mine shut off once since I got it, and I...

I've had mine shut off once since I got it, and I think it was random. I was working on building a complicated route from the unit and I think it freaked out under pressure.

I've ridden 1000ish...
Forum: Pacific Northwet - Where it's green. And wet. 06-16-2014, 04:24 PM
Replies: 2,560
Views: 278,073
Posted By krussell
FYI, for every NW forest pass you get you can get...

FYI, for every NW forest pass you get you can get a motorcycle sticker. It's a small reflective sticker that you just stick on the bike. You have to take in your motorcycle registration to show you...
Forum: Beasts 06-16-2014, 08:27 AM
Replies: 8,651
Views: 1,716,759
Posted By krussell
Yes. I only ride it downhill with a tail wind.

Yes. I only ride it downhill with a tail wind.
Forum: Beasts 06-16-2014, 07:35 AM
Replies: 8,651
Views: 1,716,759
Posted By krussell
It was Thanksgiving 2013, that's Trillium lake...

It was Thanksgiving 2013, that's Trillium lake and Mount Hood, OR in the background. It was about 35, the lake was iced over. Atomic Moto had a photo contest for a pair off boots and was looking...
Forum: Beasts 06-15-2014, 05:34 PM
Replies: 8,651
Views: 1,716,759
Posted By krussell
Thumb Hit 10k miles today, here's a photo recap... ...

Hit 10k miles today, here's a photo recap...

http://www.smugmug.com/photos/i-t6tH34c/0/L/i-t6tH34c-L.jpg

http://www.smugmug.com/photos/i-h9pZqN2/0/L/i-h9pZqN2-L.jpg
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