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Forum: Thumpers 04-11-2015, 03:11 PM
Replies: 8,654
Views: 2,453,269
Posted By Xylx
Me too. Rode that SL125 all over the backroads on...

Me too. Rode that SL125 all over the backroads on Cape Cod (upper Cape). I don't ever remember a problem with the sand either. One time I was pretending to be Mr. Trials riding next to a creek and...
Forum: British Beasts: Triumph Tigers 04-06-2015, 09:55 PM
Replies: 153
Views: 12,205
Posted By Xylx
Excellent point. I think that is what Honda is up...

Excellent point. I think that is what Honda is up to trying to lure in the younger riders with their NC700DCT auto transmission model and a few other entry level bikes. Unfortunately I think this...
Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 04-06-2015, 09:32 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 7,306
Posted By Xylx
Tkc

Great news that there's an alternative to the TKC80s. I just put a pair on my NC700X so I won't need the Shinkos for a few weeks. OK maybe they'll last until July. But I doubt it.
Forum: Ride reports 04-03-2015, 05:53 PM
Replies: 407
Views: 149,466
Posted By Xylx
Pie

Found this thread while looking at some recent Baja posts where a bunch of Honda XR riders ran into Quezzie. Have managed to get through it in two sittings. Well more like lying downs. Amazing trip...
Forum: Ride reports 03-31-2015, 08:52 PM
Replies: 145
Views: 26,635
Posted By Xylx
InReach v. Spot

Sorry about the crash. Great story. Delorme should be paying you some kind of royalties. I have a Spot, but it doesn't do the texting thing. This RR sold me on a new rescue device. Antonio should...
Forum: Ride reports 03-31-2015, 07:24 PM
Replies: 85
Views: 11,284
Posted By Xylx
General Roca's Trail

Great photos. Love those Monkey Puzzles. Place hasn't changed much since the 80s. I need a return trip.
Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 03-21-2015, 10:48 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,654
Posted By Xylx
Real problem is EPA

You can't legally import a bike from another country unless it meets USA emissions standards. But this is the exact same engine as the USA bike you say. Of course it is and there's even an exception...
Forum: Ride reports 03-17-2015, 09:24 PM
Replies: 323
Views: 88,726
Posted By Xylx
Just attempting to read this whole RR all the way...

Just attempting to read this whole RR all the way through in one night. Not going to make it. (wait... I did, came back and put in this edit. Post after me indicates I wasn't the only one kept up...
Forum: Ride reports 03-17-2015, 08:22 PM
Replies: 850
Views: 211,486
Posted By Xylx
Ayuh

That is a monstah lobstah !
Forum: Thumpers 03-17-2015, 08:10 PM
Replies: 62
Views: 6,259
Posted By Xylx
It's still winter in Boston if the photo a friend...

It's still winter in Boston if the photo a friend sent me today is any indication. I too sold my DRZ in order to get a WRR. I got sick of the carburetor issues. I do not need to go real fast in the...
Forum: Thumpers 03-15-2015, 03:17 PM
Replies: 62
Views: 6,259
Posted By Xylx
CRF250L v. WRR v. KTM 350 EXC-f

In January I rented a CRF250L and rode it around the Hana Road on Maui. It was abundantly clear the suspension would never do. After reading more, it was obvious that a WRR was a better choice even...
Forum: Pacific Northwet - Where it's green. And wet. 03-14-2015, 11:32 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 2,704
Posted By Xylx
DS rentals in HI

I rented a Honda CRF250L from Mauimoto in January of 2015. Rode around the Hana Road. Was great. I paid for the guide, but you don't really need one other than to find a few places locals only know...
Forum: Thumpers 01-06-2015, 10:48 PM
Replies: 12,398
Views: 2,383,921
Posted By Xylx
I also rolled a XCMH on my DRZ400 following the...

I also rolled a XCMH on my DRZ400 following the advice of many posters on the DRZ forum. Great tire, desert or forest, in my experience.
Forum: Ride reports 12-09-2014, 08:14 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,962
Posted By Xylx
Fields, OR steez

Let me just say this about Fields. I bought a six pack of Sculpin IPA there last summer for $9.00. OK, in and of itself that doesn't seem remarkable. Fields is 100 miles at least from anywhere and...
Forum: Thumpers 11-08-2014, 03:55 PM
Replies: 303
Views: 50,224
Posted By Xylx
WR450F Exists. I personally tried one on for size

I threw a leg over a WR450F today right here in Southern Idaho. I really liked it. Taller than a WR250R and 30 pounds lighter. Saddle is a typical motoX and would have to go, an easy fix at Fisher...
Forum: Ride reports 09-03-2014, 07:43 PM
Replies: 850
Views: 211,486
Posted By Xylx
Idaho

If you decide to come through Idaho you have a couch surfing place here in BOI. Consider going across the desert on the T2 as it's called. Amazing trip through the Owyhees. Here's a link to the T2. ...
Forum: Ride reports 08-22-2014, 09:54 PM
Replies: 724
Views: 214,114
Posted By Xylx
Idaho Cross Country

IDW suggests a good route. The only suggestion I have would be to go through Arco and stop at Craters of the Moon National Monument. It is amazing. You can ride around it easily in 45 minutes with...
Forum: Ride reports 08-21-2014, 06:47 PM
Replies: 850
Views: 211,486
Posted By Xylx
Happy Birthday

Feliz compleanos.
Forum: Road warriors 08-01-2014, 06:40 PM
Replies: 5,776
Views: 1,200,080
Posted By Xylx
Can Am

I passed a CanAm at a gas station this week in the middle of nowhere Idaho (Arco). Guy had it packed to the gills, wasn't wearing a helmet, looked really happy regardless of the gas mileage. I...
Forum: Ride reports 07-16-2014, 09:36 PM
Replies: 850
Views: 211,486
Posted By Xylx
Nom 2x indeed

Even Xylx the germaphobe would agree that looks well worth the risk.
Forum: Ride reports 07-04-2014, 04:55 PM
Replies: 850
Views: 211,486
Posted By Xylx
Mendoza

Don't pass up any wine. Especially the homemade variety.
Mendoza south thru Patagonia is just like Wyoming only with less guns and better wine.
Forum: Pacific Northwet - Where it's green. And wet. 05-24-2014, 03:35 PM
Replies: 8,647
Views: 832,516
Posted By Xylx
GPS pn sale REI

REI is closing out their Garmin 62 series. I got a 62 STC with camera for $269. These were $500 very recently. I didn't need the camera. I saw a 62ST at gpsdepot (I think that was it) for $200. I...
Forum: Pacific Northwet - Where it's green. And wet. 05-22-2014, 08:05 PM
Replies: 8,647
Views: 832,516
Posted By Xylx
Bogus Ridge Road tonite

Just got back from riding the ridge road (Thurs. nite). Went up 8th street. They must have just graded it or something. Never seen it that good. Went over the ridge road and down Bogus Basin Road....
Forum: Ride reports 05-16-2014, 08:39 PM
Replies: 850
Views: 211,486
Posted By Xylx
Germaphobe replies

As someone who manages to get food poisoned on a regular basis in major US cities (today for instance) I salute your defiance of the gods of montezuma's revenge. They were bound to win one round.
Forum: Thumpers 04-16-2014, 05:28 PM
Replies: 26,611
Views: 4,821,460
Posted By Xylx
Countershaft sprocket switch out

Is it possible to switch out the front countershaft sprocket without breaking the chain? Going from a 13 to a 15. Tired of riding around town like a trials rider. Will end up with a 15/46. Just a...
Forum: Ride reports 04-05-2014, 08:34 PM
Replies: 158
Views: 55,362
Posted By Xylx
Signed up-waiting for more. multsimesc

Nice RR. Tuva is out there. There's a great book on Tuva by Richard Feynman a (no longer living) legendary American physicist. Tuva or Bust.
Upload those pics! Whenever I go to Romania I am...
Forum: Road warriors 04-05-2014, 08:11 PM
Replies: 5,776
Views: 1,200,080
Posted By Xylx
Rear tire issue

My rear tire won't hold air. Or at least wouldn't. It is the original tire. I bought the bike with 800 miles on it and have gone 500 more. The tire leaked very slowly. I finally aired it up to 45 psi...
Forum: Ride reports 04-05-2014, 08:01 PM
Replies: 850
Views: 211,486
Posted By Xylx
No holds barred eating

Been lurking here for a few weeks. Amazed by your intestinal fortitude. Maybe that's the way to go, all in on the food. Build up resistance. I can manage to get sick eating in Portland and Seattle,...
Forum: Pacific Northwet - Where it's green. And wet. 03-17-2014, 08:08 PM
Replies: 8,647
Views: 832,516
Posted By Xylx
steens

Anyone know when the average date the road around the top of Steen's mountain opens? I recall it being closed mid June.
Forum: Pacific Northwet - Where it's green. And wet. 03-17-2014, 08:02 PM
Replies: 8,647
Views: 832,516
Posted By Xylx
I have lived here three times since the 80s. I...

I have lived here three times since the 80s. I keep coming back. The winters are mild compared to Alaska, my second to last home.
Forum: Thumpers 02-17-2014, 08:28 PM
Replies: 26,611
Views: 4,821,460
Posted By Xylx
MPG with Clarke

As noted above, yes 200 miles per tank. Without tipping the DRZ over on its side to get every last vapor out of it. If you geared it 15/41 or something you might do better, but then you can't ride it...
Forum: Ride reports 02-08-2014, 06:09 PM
Replies: 158
Views: 55,362
Posted By Xylx
Great RR and photos

multsimesc pentru la RR. More photos. Always wanted to see Tuva since reading Feynman's book.
Forum: Road warriors 12-30-2013, 11:31 AM
Replies: 5,776
Views: 1,200,080
Posted By Xylx
[QUOTE=docwells7;23094072]I'd also add that...

[QUOTE=docwells7;23094072]I'd also add that despite the old fart dislike for auto transmission, there are tons of young adults that are looking to make the transition from scooters to motorcycles and...
Forum: Ride reports 12-09-2013, 08:40 PM
Replies: 2,166
Views: 806,937
Posted By Xylx
Not Denali

NOT Denali. It's Sleeping Lady, Fire Island, then Turnagain Arm. In the 15 years I lived in Anchorville ,Kenai and Juneau I saw Denali like 3 times when the weather was just right. Sometimes visible...
Forum: Ride reports 12-01-2013, 08:37 PM
Replies: 152
Views: 35,893
Posted By Xylx
English Breakfast

Hey thanks for doing this RR. I got onto the RR just to review the Romania part and ended up reading the whole thing. It's great. I never would have thought of going to Turkey, but it looks really...
Forum: Trip Planning 11-28-2013, 05:11 PM
Replies: 92
Views: 23,349
Posted By Xylx
AK safety

I have a Honda NC700X. I can hide money in the frunk or under the pillion which opens with a key for gas. I put a couple hundred in the frunk (the trunk which looks like a gas tank but isn't).
...
Forum: Trip Planning 11-28-2013, 04:32 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 6,838
Posted By Xylx
Consider a Honda NC700X

Consider a Honda NC700X parallel twin (or S Euro version). It has more torque than a KLR and gets way better gas mileage. There is a Turkish couple on here that rode one to Mongolia 2up and are...
Forum: Road warriors 11-22-2013, 06:21 PM
Replies: 5,776
Views: 1,200,080
Posted By Xylx
Lack of vision

Seriously. Alter the NC700X with a better suspension, 19" spoked wheels (maybe a 21" front) and they would OWN the ADV market. I was in Eastern Europe last month and saw twice as many ancient...
Forum: Road warriors 11-02-2013, 11:56 AM
Replies: 5,776
Views: 1,200,080
Posted By Xylx
Rev Limiter and speed

I have never hit the rev limiter in my few rides. Quite the opposite, while trying to get some circulation back in my throttle-hand I slowed down to 30 mph maybe in 6th gear. When I went to roll the...
Forum: Pacific Northwet - Where it's green. And wet. 10-18-2013, 04:51 PM
Replies: 8,647
Views: 832,516
Posted By Xylx
Tire involved with foot breakage

[QUOTE=WhichWayNow;22578230]My season came to an early end last week. I was on my way to work early in the morning. I locked the back tire making a left turn. The bike high sided. I ended up with a...
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