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Forum: Thumpers 05-13-2015, 08:21 AM
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Posted By zekester63
Awesome! Thanks for the updates! :clap

Awesome! Thanks for the updates! :clap
Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 05-06-2015, 11:02 AM
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Posted By zekester63
Have you changed anything recently, like adding...

Have you changed anything recently, like adding bar risers or Barkbusters? A cable that's too tight, or Barkbuster that don't have enough space to the grip would make it drag, even possibly on just...
Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 05-04-2015, 02:40 PM
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Posted By zekester63
I used them for a little while on a set of PMR...

I used them for a little while on a set of PMR racks for a very low-cost setup. I did not use them extensively though, so I cannot attest for how well the straps/clips hold up over time. But I...
Forum: Tejas and the Gulf States 04-30-2015, 02:05 PM
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Posted By zekester63
But oh what an awesome day for a ride! Anyway,...

But oh what an awesome day for a ride! Anyway, great shot! Hopefully you'll be able to grab the other one while you're out... it's about 43 miles from Sparks. :wink:
Forum: Tejas and the Gulf States 04-30-2015, 12:18 PM
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Posted By zekester63
Based on your signature you don't own one... but...

Based on your signature you don't own one... but it seems a Harley might have been appropriate for that particular creek...? :evil
Forum: Tejas and the Gulf States 04-25-2015, 07:33 PM
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Posted By zekester63
Cool tag. Looks like a nice ride too...

Cool tag. Looks like a nice ride too...
Forum: Ride reports 04-21-2015, 10:15 AM
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Posted By zekester63
Nice RR Taz. :thumb It brings back awesome...

Nice RR Taz. :thumb

It brings back awesome memories from my trip out there last Oct.
Forum: Thumpers 04-17-2015, 02:30 PM
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Posted By zekester63
Although I believe they are fairly similar in HP,...

Although I believe they are fairly similar in HP, a CRF250X running 14/53 (stock) gearing and weighing ~40+lb less will definitely feel more powerful than a stock WRR.
Forum: Thumpers 04-15-2015, 08:29 PM
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Posted By zekester63
+1 ... Use one like this myself, also...

+1 ... Use one like this myself, also discovering I needed a dab of super glue to keep it in place. I have the Wolfman Enduro tank bag tho, which is on the small side, but there's no problem at all...
Forum: Thumpers 04-15-2015, 02:56 PM
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Posted By zekester63
Haven't had that issue with either my 3.1 or my...

Haven't had that issue with either my 3.1 or my new 4.7. The only "problem" I have had with those is the Profill pre-filter I keep on there to keep crud from being pumped or falling into the tank,...
Forum: Thumpers 04-15-2015, 10:05 AM
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Posted By zekester63
Best of luck in your endeavors. I see you've had...

Best of luck in your endeavors. I see you've had a DL1K in the past, so welcome back!

Also, if you're not the type to get your panties in a wad over nothing, if you're not already over on...
Forum: Tejas and the Gulf States 04-11-2015, 08:21 AM
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Posted By zekester63
My Google-foo isn't working on this one.

My Google-foo isn't working on this one.
Forum: Thumpers 04-10-2015, 06:12 PM
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Posted By zekester63
Nice job on the video Kat! :thumb

Nice job on the video Kat! :thumb
Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 04-10-2015, 06:48 AM
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Posted By zekester63
First of all... CONGRATS! In my opinion there's...

First of all... CONGRATS! In my opinion there's nothing like a trip on a motorcycle. Period. Personally 8K miles in 2 weeks sounds extremely ambitious for not having a lot of serious touring under...
Forum: Thumpers 04-08-2015, 06:08 AM
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Posted By zekester63
Kermit, Many of us, including myself, have...

Kermit,

Many of us, including myself, have the luxury of having 2 bikes. I guess if I HAD to choose between my VStrom and WR... at the risk of being flamed, stoned, spit upon and cast out of the...
Forum: Thumpers 04-07-2015, 09:15 AM
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Posted By zekester63
Captain, that's a nice, clean job on the skid...

Captain, that's a nice, clean job on the skid plate there. I always enjoy seeing the creative ideas from others. :thumb
Forum: Tejas and the Gulf States 04-04-2015, 06:03 PM
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Views: 226,390
Posted By zekester63
It's all good. The point is partly to have an...

It's all good. The point is partly to have an excuse to ride! Good grab today.
Forum: Tejas and the Gulf States 04-02-2015, 05:44 PM
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Views: 226,390
Posted By zekester63
How Bout' Some Okie Tag

Maybe he's headed for the next corner of the state... 2 down, 2 to go.
Forum: Thumpers 04-02-2015, 11:52 AM
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Posted By zekester63
Dynamat (and the likes...) will definitely take...

Dynamat (and the likes...) will definitely take the aluminum "ping" out of the reflected sound. Bedliner (applied very thick) helps some as well.
Forum: Thumpers 03-31-2015, 06:49 PM
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Posted By zekester63
It's expensive, but fine.

It's expensive, but fine.
Forum: Thumpers 03-30-2015, 10:20 AM
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Posted By zekester63
The ad is written a tad "aggressive" for my...

The ad is written a tad "aggressive" for my tastes as well. You can be firm in your own mind, and turn down lowball offers easily enough without taking it personal, IMHO, and not have to come across...
Forum: Thumpers 03-26-2015, 06:26 PM
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Posted By zekester63
Mine looks like that as well.... When it's on my...

Mine looks like that as well.... When it's on my trailer. :thumb
Forum: Thumpers 03-26-2015, 11:13 AM
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Posted By zekester63
:lol3 Not sure a 250cc "dirt bike" is the...

:lol3

Not sure a 250cc "dirt bike" is the right choice for that to begin with. :wink:
Forum: Thumpers 03-26-2015, 07:28 AM
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Posted By zekester63
I did mine by swiveling the starter out of the...

I did mine by swiveling the starter out of the way. It was tight, but it worked. Here's a couple pics showing how I got to the inside lower bolt. You can see the starter in the 2nd picture.
...
Forum: Thumpers 03-26-2015, 07:24 AM
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Posted By zekester63
How much free play is there between the door and...

How much free play is there between the door and where it meets the rest of the case? Could you lay a bead of silicone, gasket goop or some "weatherstripping" of sorts along the edge maybe? If...
Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 03-26-2015, 07:20 AM
Replies: 4,395
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Posted By zekester63
Congrats! And what a wonderful area you live in...

Congrats! And what a wonderful area you live in to ride as well! My wife and I rode through there on a trip last year - twice actually. :thumb
Forum: Thumpers 03-25-2015, 02:54 PM
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Posted By zekester63
Nice setup for the toolpax. :thumb I'm still...

Nice setup for the toolpax. :thumb I'm still pretty jealous of that seat... :cry
Forum: Thumpers 03-25-2015, 09:05 AM
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Posted By zekester63
With just the single bolt on top and bottom, mine...

With just the single bolt on top and bottom, mine stayed on, even over some pretty rough rides, for over a year. But then it finally broke on a longer ride. Fortunately I had some zip ties that...
Forum: Thumpers 03-25-2015, 06:38 AM
Replies: 49,268
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Posted By zekester63
I've also had success using spray silicone...

I've also had success using spray silicone (lubricant). And I'm guessing something like brake/carb/parts cleaner might work as well, but haven't actually tried it since the first thing I grabbed was...
Forum: Tejas and the Gulf States 03-24-2015, 10:18 AM
Replies: 3,466
Views: 226,390
Posted By zekester63
Bill, you might have to go get your own tag since...

Bill, you might have to go get your own tag since you found one so far away... :wink: Or else we're going to have to figure out how to get more people in other parts of the state involved in the...
Forum: Thumpers 03-24-2015, 08:53 AM
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Posted By zekester63
I'll second that. It doesn't take much either -...

I'll second that. It doesn't take much either - I made mine from a piece of plastic trash can.

http://edlin.net/myphotos/_data/i/upload/2014/10/19/20141019192129-da7fcbec-la.jpg
Forum: Thumpers 03-24-2015, 06:31 AM
Replies: 49,268
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Posted By zekester63
Just a heads-up on the DRC taillight - there have...

Just a heads-up on the DRC taillight - there have been quite a few reports of water/mud/etc. getting into them because of a poor seal, and I think some or most of this might be due to the small,...
Forum: Thumpers 03-23-2015, 09:58 AM
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Posted By zekester63
Chris, I know it's been a while since you posted...

Chris, I know it's been a while since you posted this, but I just remembered that I had seen the pictures of your tool tube and wanted to comment, and didn't have a chance at the time.

If you are...
Forum: Thumpers 03-23-2015, 09:34 AM
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Posted By zekester63
Pretty much. This would also work. ...

Pretty much.



This would also work.



My solution is definitely not that elegant, but functional, and I've had the shield on there now for several rides with my Wolfman E-12s without any...
Forum: Equipment 03-22-2015, 08:33 PM
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Views: 1,523
Posted By zekester63
I rode about 3 hours today in the low 70s, and...

I rode about 3 hours today in the low 70s, and only even thought about my feet once, and that was that they felt good. No pressure points, not hot or clammy, nothing, just good.
Forum: Thumpers 03-22-2015, 08:01 AM
Replies: 49,268
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Posted By zekester63
It's really not that difficult to use the stock...

It's really not that difficult to use the stock heat shield with the Q4:

http://edlin.net/myphotos/_data/i/upload/2014/08/17/20140817203341-76ca95df-la.jpg
Forum: Thumpers 03-20-2015, 02:53 PM
Replies: 49,268
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Posted By zekester63
My fork skills aren't up to par, so I'm not sure...

My fork skills aren't up to par, so I'm not sure if this helps, and you may have already googled this, but all I can find on the the specs just say they're "46mm KYB inverted cartridge forks".
Forum: Tejas and the Gulf States 03-19-2015, 11:29 AM
Replies: 3,466
Views: 226,390
Posted By zekester63
:nod True...where I'm sitting right...

:nod



True...where I'm sitting right now, but I probably wouldn't be grabbing this one today regardless. :wink:
Forum: Tejas and the Gulf States 03-19-2015, 10:27 AM
Replies: 3,466
Views: 226,390
Posted By zekester63
All the hints don't make the rain go away. :cry ...

All the hints don't make the rain go away. :cry

Actually, if anyone was out riding the OK Adv Trail now, they could grab this tag and take it west (or north) quite easily.
Forum: Tejas and the Gulf States 03-16-2015, 03:55 PM
Replies: 3,466
Views: 226,390
Posted By zekester63
That's very cool.

That's very cool.
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