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Forum: Thumpers 08-28-2010, 11:48 AM
Replies: 105,145
Views: 20,855,401
Posted By RaptorWrench
The AC-10 front I had was horrible except when it...

The AC-10 front I had was horrible except when it was very new. The enduro comp II was great up until it started launching the outer lugs.

It's been a busy summer. Now that my 2 wk guard AT is...
Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 04-20-2010, 11:38 PM
Replies: 7,550
Views: 583,683
Posted By RaptorWrench
I like what I read about he video editing...

I like what I read about he video editing software you bought too. I still have the gopro HD on my wish list. I guess it's good to have a pro photographer be the guinea pig so he can find all the...
Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 04-16-2010, 12:59 PM
Replies: 7,550
Views: 583,683
Posted By RaptorWrench
I know I am just beginning to figure out this...

I know I am just beginning to figure out this whole dirt thing... but... one thing to remember when shifting w.o using the clutch is to take the load off the gears by cutting power. Some road...
Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 04-16-2010, 04:47 AM
Replies: 7,550
Views: 583,683
Posted By RaptorWrench
There has been zero oil leakage since the ride on...

There has been zero oil leakage since the ride on 04-02. The fill plug is probably where it came from when I flopped it on its right side. There is no o-ring or groove for one on the plug.. its...
Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 04-15-2010, 03:23 AM
Replies: 7,550
Views: 583,683
Posted By RaptorWrench
I have been looking at getting one of these. ...

I have been looking at getting one of these.

One coworker puts one on his surfboard and another on his sportbike..

http://www.goprocamera.com/

Here is what a trail run looks like thru the...
Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 04-06-2010, 12:10 PM
Replies: 32,249
Views: 3,115,524
Posted By RaptorWrench
Sounds fun.. 9th thru 11th I have National guard...

Sounds fun.. 9th thru 11th I have National guard duty.. I am doing oil changes and other PM on our two cars and two bikes when not at work this week..

So the 17th is perfect and the kind of...
Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 04-06-2010, 05:53 AM
Replies: 7,550
Views: 583,683
Posted By RaptorWrench
I found a great deal on KLIM MOAB pants. They had...

I found a great deal on KLIM MOAB pants. They had a close out pair left that would fit me. Got them ordered!

http://www.atomic-moto.com/catalog/KLM-MBP_alt1.jpg
...
Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 04-04-2010, 11:58 PM
Replies: 32,249
Views: 3,115,524
Posted By RaptorWrench
I do my own servicing.. IMHO the valve train is...

I do my own servicing.. IMHO the valve train is more weird at first than difficult to service. I like the MBP Collets. They sure turned many adjustment intervals into mere inspections of the...
Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 04-04-2010, 11:09 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,587
Posted By RaptorWrench
Went to Tehachapi for easter with the in-laws.. ...

Went to Tehachapi for easter with the in-laws.. Did not feel a thing up there...
Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 04-04-2010, 11:00 PM
Replies: 32,249
Views: 3,115,524
Posted By RaptorWrench
http://lh5.ggpht.com/_HXVlAMXIdok/S7lrFz9wEDI/AAAA...

http://lh5.ggpht.com/_HXVlAMXIdok/S7lrFz9wEDI/AAAAAAAACQU/77hRzVa0_kQ/s720/DSCN1028.JPG

I love canyons!

The dynamic duo before I moved from MN to So Cal... I have made quite a few upgrades to...
Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 04-04-2010, 09:31 PM
Replies: 32,249
Views: 3,115,524
Posted By RaptorWrench
Here it is.. I am shopping for a bag too. ...

Here it is.. I am shopping for a bag too.

http://www.giantloopmoto.com/products/mojavitm-saddlebag
Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 04-04-2010, 01:01 AM
Replies: 7,550
Views: 583,683
Posted By RaptorWrench
It should be interestingly embarassing should the...

It should be interestingly embarassing should the flip vids get posted they show the noob (me) laying it down. LOL.

The bike sure felt pretty good with the new tires and gearing. It felt much...
Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 04-03-2010, 10:53 PM
Replies: 32,249
Views: 3,115,524
Posted By RaptorWrench
Looking at the Husky's, KTM's, and Aprilia's... ...

Looking at the Husky's, KTM's, and Aprilia's... Interesting.

I will want to upgrade from the DR650 after a year or two of hitting the trails..
Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 04-03-2010, 12:46 PM
Replies: 7,550
Views: 583,683
Posted By RaptorWrench
I used google to find reviews of dirt pants. ...

I used google to find reviews of dirt pants. There were many great reviews of the Klim pants.

"Which Klim pants?" thread.
http://www.advrider.com/forums/showthread.php?t=220930
Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 04-03-2010, 01:33 AM
Replies: 7,550
Views: 583,683
Posted By RaptorWrench
Thanks.. I agree RE the right gear. I thought my...

Thanks.. I agree RE the right gear. I thought my sport bike track suit would have been a bit much and not cut right for a DS riding position.. I can see needing knee pads but not knee sliders on a...
Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 04-02-2010, 04:58 PM
Replies: 7,550
Views: 583,683
Posted By RaptorWrench
Tires, sprockets and chain had a total of 7 miles...

Tires, sprockets and chain had a total of 7 miles on them when I rolled into the parking lot. They all worked pretty good. I had fun. It was my first time doing anything off road with the DR650 or...
Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 04-02-2010, 04:58 AM
Replies: 7,550
Views: 583,683
Posted By RaptorWrench
The sprockets arrived yesterday just before I...

The sprockets arrived yesterday just before I went to work (2nd shift).:clap


So I put them on after work. I already had a new DID o-ring chain cut at 112 links (works with both the 14t and...
Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 04-01-2010, 03:36 AM
Replies: 32,249
Views: 3,115,524
Posted By RaptorWrench
Awesome! Well who knows when the USPS snail...

Awesome!

Well who knows when the USPS snail mail box will arrive but I am nearly sure it will be before the 17th. I have been looking forward to getting in some off the tarmac miles.
Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 03-29-2010, 11:36 PM
Replies: 7,550
Views: 583,683
Posted By RaptorWrench
If my new sprockets arrive I will be there! ...

If my new sprockets arrive I will be there!

I just put on new tires, hd tubes, chain, and skidplate.. the lower gearing should complete the package of a trail ready DR650..
Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 03-29-2010, 11:22 PM
Replies: 32,249
Views: 3,115,524
Posted By RaptorWrench
I am off on friday and hoping the box from...

I am off on friday and hoping the box from keintech gets here soon!
Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 03-29-2010, 10:33 PM
Replies: 32,249
Views: 3,115,524
Posted By RaptorWrench
I am less than 10 miles from 5N13.1 which leads...

I am less than 10 miles from 5N13.1 which leads to Rowher. Just one problem.. The USPS has not dropped off my sprockets yet.. So I have fresh tires, front brakes, skid plates and chain.. but wont...
Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 03-19-2010, 10:12 PM
Replies: 32,249
Views: 3,115,524
Posted By RaptorWrench
I could not find a Michelin Desert for the 17"...

I could not find a Michelin Desert for the 17" rear. I found an Enduro Comp III rear closeout and an AC10 front. So those are on the way.

From Keintech I have a skidplate, 14t and a 16t front...
Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 03-17-2010, 05:55 AM
Replies: 32,249
Views: 3,115,524
Posted By RaptorWrench
I have decided on a 14T counter and a 45T rear. ...

I have decided on a 14T counter and a 45T rear.

Stock 2.73:1

14/45 is 3.21

I will also get a 16T to swap in just in case I need to cover some blacktop to get to a ride then swap the...
Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 03-14-2010, 06:04 PM
Replies: 32,249
Views: 3,115,524
Posted By RaptorWrench
I have gone to the DR650 thread. It is model...

I have gone to the DR650 thread. It is model specific but I thought I would ask an area specific thread to get info in tune with the trails there.



Thanks. I may forgo the tank and run a...
Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 03-14-2010, 04:32 AM
Replies: 32,249
Views: 3,115,524
Posted By RaptorWrench
Any tire and gearing recomendations for these...

Any tire and gearing recomendations for these trails. You all ride near me on these runs so I'd like to tag along after preping the 06 DR650 for it.

I am thinking of running either a Kenda...
Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 03-11-2010, 04:16 AM
Replies: 32,249
Views: 3,115,524
Posted By RaptorWrench
I have some things to do to the DR650. A skid...

I have some things to do to the DR650. A skid plate, sprocket and chain replacement and new tires then I will be ready to roll.. Right now I have to settle for some really great photos of the...
Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 03-08-2010, 05:12 AM
Replies: 32,249
Views: 3,115,524
Posted By RaptorWrench
Awesome thread... Mostly in reference to all the...

Awesome thread... Mostly in reference to all the great links way back on page one. Cool pics and banter all the way to 842 but I am pumped that I have moved to a place with so many places to ride...
Forum: Thumpers 03-08-2010, 05:04 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,368
Posted By RaptorWrench
The two things I have done so far is replace the...

The two things I have done so far is replace the stock bar with a renthal. The stocker got tweaked when the bike got toppled off its stand at work in really high winds. I tossed the stock hand...
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