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Forum: Americas 06-14-2014, 01:45 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,367
Posted By tobster9
er yeah that was a bad idea, after a bit of...

er yeah that was a bad idea, after a bit of reading there is no way that it would be enjoyable at all. Instead im going to do the TAT and wait till I have the time to enjoy a longer trip south.
...
Forum: Americas 06-14-2014, 01:17 AM
Replies: 0
Views: 261
Posted By tobster9
Thumb TAT in August - Vancouver - Tennessee - Oregon

Have any of you vancouverites got any experience shipping your bike to Tennessee in order to start the TAT?

Im planning to go in Aug, on a DR650 (trail prepped), seen transport from seattle to...
Forum: Trip Planning 06-14-2014, 12:18 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 3,167
Posted By tobster9
Im a first aider and have been involved in a few...

Im a first aider and have been involved in a few off road incidents, broken bones, toes and fingers cut off etc. My advice is dont pack anything you dont know how to use, theres no point.

Minor...
Forum: Pacific Northwet - Where it's green. And wet. 03-31-2014, 10:01 PM
Replies: 230
Views: 18,447
Posted By tobster9
Sounds good thanks for the info. I'm guna take 2...

Sounds good thanks for the info. I'm guna take 2 with me just so I don't have to sweat it.
Don't worry about litter, never understood people throwing their garbage around, bad juju for sure!
Forum: Pacific Northwet - Where it's green. And wet. 03-31-2014, 06:30 PM
Replies: 230
Views: 18,447
Posted By tobster9
Wicked Does anyone know how much extra gas I should pack...

Does anyone know how much extra gas I should pack for the race. Really hard to find out refuel details, I assume the Pitts are close to where people camp? At 50 mile laps I'm thinking I shd pack 2...
Forum: Americas 04-09-2013, 07:27 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 840
Posted By tobster9
youve got loads of time depending what you want...

youve got loads of time depending what you want to see and do of course....so many options...3 months of TV and unemployment could be more dangerous IMO, best of luck to you
Forum: Trip Planning 04-09-2013, 07:17 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 5,224
Posted By tobster9
dam it, looks like I have to quit work again and...

dam it, looks like I have to quit work again and go riding, doh!

p.s how come the I5 never made it onto the list?!:rofl
Forum: Americas 04-07-2013, 06:20 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 732
Posted By tobster9
I just came back from riding Vancouver to LA and...

I just came back from riding Vancouver to LA and back, definately the riding is better mid week, lots of cops in WA and OR, Cal seemed better for cops and radar IMHO.

All of the riding off the I5...
Forum: Americas 04-07-2013, 06:05 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 798
Posted By tobster9
to camp or not?

seems to me like it boils down to where your going to stay, camp or motel

small bike = less gear + more fun + ass pain

big bike = mucho gear + fun + more flexible + hard work + manageable ass...
Forum: Americas 02-28-2013, 09:52 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 523
Posted By tobster9
after checking a bunch of weather averages etc...

after checking a bunch of weather averages etc decided im just going to bolt down the I5 and get into cal as quick as poss, it is a bit early like you say, Im trying to deny that bit, saying that,...
Forum: Americas 02-26-2013, 10:40 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 523
Posted By tobster9
i will get googling and check them out, thanks,...

i will get googling and check them out, thanks, guess I need to decide if I come down the coast or go in land, Im struggling with that cos the coastal riding is so good but Id love to see a bit of...
Forum: Americas 02-25-2013, 10:10 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 523
Posted By tobster9
Seeking sunshine or at least warmth!

:clapI got 10-14 days off, leaving Vancouver with my daughter for spring break on mar 15th. I promised her a vacation with a bit of Sun, and somehow its turned into a bike trip. Any good suggestions...
Forum: Americas 12-18-2012, 08:13 PM
Replies: 81
Views: 7,225
Posted By tobster9
lucky so and so's

lucky so and so's
Forum: Americas 12-18-2012, 08:06 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,298
Posted By tobster9
Im planning on doing the same trip, but leaving...

Im planning on doing the same trip, but leaving from vancouver a bit earlier, Ive dont quite a bit of touring and personally I base my stops on the weather and people I meet, if its shitty i will...
Forum: Trip Planning 12-09-2012, 06:49 PM
Replies: 330
Views: 64,945
Posted By tobster9
just do it

So many cliches surrounding this topic, but cliches are born out of truth essentially I guess. I travelled a lot when I was in my early 20's and I remember being on a boat with a guy in Thailand, we...
Forum: Thumpers 06-23-2012, 07:17 PM
Replies: 99,918
Views: 19,178,359
Posted By tobster9
Piston rings

Help! im replacing the pistn rings and there are 2 marks a green and a white one on each ring does anyone know the order they go in please!
Forum: Thumpers 04-08-2012, 10:12 PM
Replies: 99,918
Views: 19,178,359
Posted By tobster9
Engine bits

Does anyone know a good source for a cam chain, new valves, and full set of gaskets for the engine? By a good source I mean a cheap one really!

My cam chain broke on friday on a ride, Ive just...
Forum: Thumpers 03-28-2012, 10:19 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 3,907
Posted By tobster9
thats going to look great, I wonder if I could...

thats going to look great, I wonder if I could spray my scratched up 09?

can the paint handle the plastic flexing etc or do u think it will have to be re-done reguarly?

I f you havent...
Forum: Thumpers 03-28-2012, 10:08 PM
Replies: 99,918
Views: 19,178,359
Posted By tobster9
a good feeling

tonight im going to bed with a warm glow, with my very limited skills I managed to get some of the maintenance done after a 12k trip from canada to cabo and back. I bought spare stuff, cables, pads,...
Forum: Thumpers 12-13-2011, 09:42 PM
Replies: 99,918
Views: 19,178,359
Posted By tobster9
sounds smoother than mine, im only at 24k, bit...

sounds smoother than mine, im only at 24k, bit hard to hear with the can rumbling away though, thats a mighty clean engine, wish mine looked like that :D
Forum: Pics, pics, pics... 12-13-2011, 09:13 PM
Replies: 2,709
Views: 362,624
Posted By tobster9
baha sunset

http://i1228.photobucket.com/albums/ee443/tobster8/resized.jpg
Forum: Thumpers 12-12-2011, 06:19 PM
Replies: 99,918
Views: 19,178,359
Posted By tobster9
With regards to bags n panniers I can say from...

With regards to bags n panniers I can say from experience that the Dirtbagz are useless, they lasted 2 days riding in baja beffore one side broke, had to get it re welded, it broke again after that,...
Forum: Thumpers 12-11-2011, 10:48 PM
Replies: 99,918
Views: 19,178,359
Posted By tobster9
Oil - close

Thanks for the replies guys, thats perfect, I didnt think about looking to avoid the modifiers, will watch for those for sure from now on. I will carry on as usual then I prefer a high frequency...
Forum: Thumpers 12-11-2011, 09:19 PM
Replies: 99,918
Views: 19,178,359
Posted By tobster9
warning - contains oil

hope you got away lightly with the ticket.

I hate to bring up the subject of oil, but im on my way back from baja at the moment, i put in some 20-50 when i was own there, for no good reason...
Forum: Americas 12-01-2011, 06:19 PM
Replies: 86
Views: 5,715
Posted By tobster9
rules are made for breaking

dear sir,.

I made it to cabo 3 days ago and decided to go out and celebrate after a loinig 6000k ride, I went into town a bar had a deal on 2 tequillas and 2 beers for $5 so I had a couple of...
Forum: Thumpers 11-26-2011, 07:06 PM
Replies: 99,918
Views: 19,178,359
Posted By tobster9
different topic but I jus wanted to say how...

different topic but I jus wanted to say how awesome the procycle seat is for the DR, at 175 bucks everyone should have one!:freaky
Forum: Thumpers 11-26-2011, 06:55 PM
Replies: 137
Views: 12,074
Posted By tobster9
if your tall get a xr650r and do the clutch...

if your tall get a xr650r and do the clutch bearing etc, if your on the shorter side get a dr650 and spend 3k bringing it up to decent off roadability :freaky
Forum: Thumpers 11-26-2011, 06:31 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 10,580
Posted By tobster9
love n hate

Im 5.5k into a baja trip, got 20k on the clock, just finished 3 hard 100% off road days and no probs at all, the handling sucks and I wish I had got the cogent but when your crossing a desert...
Forum: Thumpers 11-24-2011, 12:35 PM
Replies: 1,626
Views: 347,567
Posted By tobster9
Baja babe

http://i1228.photobucket.com/albums/ee443/tobster8/West%20Coast%20DR650/SanRafaeltoSanIgnacio1280x913.jpg
heres mine 2 days ago in Baja, 5k into the trip with no mech issues yet, riding hard and...
Forum: Thumpers 11-09-2011, 09:32 AM
Replies: 99,918
Views: 19,178,359
Posted By tobster9
Thumb thanks Al, thats awesome

thanks Al, thats awesome
Forum: Thumpers 11-09-2011, 08:58 AM
Replies: 99,918
Views: 19,178,359
Posted By tobster9
Question torque

can someone please dig up the torque setting for the 2 14mm bolts either side of the spark plugs, i cant find it anywhere, got a small leak and scrabbling around to get my sh*t together before death...
Forum: Thumpers 11-09-2011, 08:26 AM
Replies: 99,918
Views: 19,178,359
Posted By tobster9
torque

hi, does anyone know the correct torque for the 2 14mm bolts either side of the spark plugs? im on a 09 dr, would like to know settings for other side as well, got a small leak and need to put her...
Forum: Americas 11-05-2011, 11:11 PM
Replies: 82
Views: 9,766
Posted By tobster9
if one on one raise your hand/s to suggest...

if one on one raise your hand/s to suggest backing down then a fast jab to the throat or finger in the eye will drop most people, more than one person and you will need more than a hammer, but you...
Forum: Ride reports 10-24-2011, 09:37 PM
Replies: 1,708
Views: 889,397
Posted By tobster9
makes great reading Alex........

makes great reading Alex........
Forum: Trip Planning 10-24-2011, 09:11 PM
Replies: 55
Views: 11,590
Posted By tobster9
I vote 300 for a dual sport and 4-5 for a sports...

I vote 300 for a dual sport and 4-5 for a sports tourer, personally I always find that when I push for long days I pay for it the next by being knackered or having to stop and eat every3 hours
Forum: Trip Planning 10-24-2011, 08:53 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 3,573
Posted By tobster9
job done, I went and bought a netbook yesterday,...

job done, I went and bought a netbook yesterday, little 10" acer thing, should be good if it lasts, so I figure I might as well bring the helmet cam too, I will have to sacrifice my only spare pants...
Forum: Thumpers 10-24-2011, 06:20 PM
Replies: 99,918
Views: 19,178,359
Posted By tobster9
procycle DIY seat

has anyone else tried the procycle 'fit it yourself' seat cover? I paid $179 for mine and its about a 8/10 for comfort, way, way, way better than stock, great anti slip nice n thick material. Im,...
Forum: Pics, pics, pics... 10-22-2011, 08:56 AM
Replies: 3,798
Views: 842,263
Posted By tobster9
another awesome little french road

http://i1228.photobucket.com/albums/ee443/tobster8/Picture030.jpg
Forum: Pics, pics, pics... 10-22-2011, 08:50 AM
Replies: 3,798
Views: 842,263
Posted By tobster9
the border of Spain and Andorra

http://i1228.photobucket.com/albums/ee443/tobster8/Picture076.jpg
Forum: Pics, pics, pics... 10-22-2011, 08:47 AM
Replies: 3,798
Views: 842,263
Posted By tobster9
once your over the border, spains much drier and roads are fast

http://i1228.photobucket.com/albums/ee443/tobster8/Picture082.jpg
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