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Forum: Thumpers Today, 05:40 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 268
Posted By Blaise W
I have both bikes; WRR and TE310. Different...

I have both bikes; WRR and TE310. Different kinds of riding. The WRR is a true dual sport and at home on pavement and the trail. The. 310 is a tool and has fantastic handling. I had the 310 taken...
Forum: Ride reports 09-24-2014, 01:27 PM
Replies: 62
Views: 7,997
Posted By Blaise W
Don, gotta fill up the talent tank before leaving...

Don, gotta fill up the talent tank before leaving home. Hate it when I forget to do that! Looking forward to the read.

Ken
Forum: Thumpers 09-23-2014, 07:52 PM
Replies: 5,103
Views: 598,802
Posted By Blaise W
Heidi K60 and D606 up front is good for 50/50 and...

Heidi K60 and D606 up front is good for 50/50 and more toward street use. Use a Dunlop 908RR on the back if you regularly get on the trail.
Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 09-22-2014, 08:01 AM
Replies: 4,642
Views: 246,727
Posted By Blaise W
Thanks guys! Think I will pack up the camper and...

Thanks guys! Think I will pack up the camper and bike and go ride there soon. So many roads, so little time....
Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 09-21-2014, 08:21 PM
Replies: 4,642
Views: 246,727
Posted By Blaise W
Black Canyon Riding Area

Can any of you Phoenix riders clue me in on the riding around Black Canyon. Passing by there on the way home to Tucson it looked like there would be some really good stuff nearby for dual sporting. ...
Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 09-21-2014, 08:16 PM
Replies: 100
Views: 6,106
Posted By Blaise W
Another just finding out about this. John and...

Another just finding out about this. John and Heidi, heal fast! Hope to see you in DV!
Forum: Thumpers 09-13-2014, 04:33 PM
Replies: 5,103
Views: 598,802
Posted By Blaise W
High Five, AZ is great, and enjoy that 12 mile...

High Five, AZ is great, and enjoy that 12 mile section of rocks near Long Lake! Piece of cake on the WRR but doable on the Terra. We were just thru there. :)
Forum: Thumpers 09-03-2014, 01:05 PM
Replies: 5,103
Views: 598,802
Posted By Blaise W
Quirky has it right. On anything other than...

Quirky has it right. On anything other than pavement you need some grip up front. Heavy bike makes the front wash out with the stock or similar tire. A Heidi K60 is a good compromise rear but I...
Forum: Thumpers 09-02-2014, 08:27 PM
Replies: 5,103
Views: 598,802
Posted By Blaise W
Wow, I missed that post! Guess my idea of the...

Wow, I missed that post! Guess my idea of the problem was completely wrong. I'll be doing the mod tomorrow as I have a long trip starting in a week and don't want this problem again! Thanks Hansi...
Forum: Thumpers 09-02-2014, 03:26 PM
Replies: 5,103
Views: 598,802
Posted By Blaise W
Riding, you are not the only one to have the gas...

Riding, you are not the only one to have the gas geyser problem. Next time I'm riding in high heat I intend to let the bike and gas cool before refilling. If the fill tube end is submerged and the...
Forum: GPS Tracks - West & PNW 09-01-2014, 08:10 PM
Replies: 58
Views: 24,131
Posted By Blaise W
Countdown suggested, on another thread, riding...

Countdown suggested, on another thread, riding the GWT and PCQ as a loop. Great idea but it will take some time. More than a month. Sounds like a great plan for 2015, leaving AZ in mid June to...
Forum: Americas 09-01-2014, 07:55 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,798
Posted By Blaise W
Jerry is right. GWT has a lot more dirty stuff...

Jerry is right. GWT has a lot more dirty stuff to offer, hence my desire to do it soon. Gotta look at the PCQ. If you do it go light for more fun!
Forum: Americas 09-01-2014, 07:49 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 867
Posted By Blaise W
Ex Texan here and I have many trips to BB. TKC80...

Ex Texan here and I have many trips to BB. TKC80 or similar. You want knobs front and rear as they will make the ride more enjoyable. Careful if you do Black Gap. There was a nasty wash and...
Forum: Thumpers 08-25-2014, 07:41 PM
Replies: 5,103
Views: 598,802
Posted By Blaise W
Laugh Two up comfort equals Gold Wing!

Two up comfort equals Gold Wing!
Forum: Americas 08-25-2014, 07:37 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,798
Posted By Blaise W
Three of us just finished Mex to Can via BigDogs...

Three of us just finished Mex to Can via BigDogs route. Fantastic ride. Ride Report soon. Similar to the GWT but I want to do that one next year. The plan was to return via the TID but time...
Forum: Thumpers 08-24-2014, 08:00 PM
Replies: 5,103
Views: 598,802
Posted By Blaise W
Just drop one tooth on the CSS, low speed...

Just drop one tooth on the CSS, low speed pulling much better and still fine on the road. That gearing was excellent on the COBDR. Wrong gear at the bottom of a switchback and long steep climb, no...
Forum: Thumpers 08-24-2014, 04:48 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 2,760
Posted By Blaise W
If you want to be 350 pounds fully loaded, and...

If you want to be 350 pounds fully loaded, and can be satisfied with 65 to 70 mph then look at the Yamaha WR250R. Low maintenance, low weight, durable and go just about anywhere. Lots of us have...
Forum: Thumpers 08-23-2014, 04:08 PM
Replies: 1,220
Views: 229,998
Posted By Blaise W
35 Kg, or 77 pounds, should do it. I weighed...

35 Kg, or 77 pounds, should do it. I weighed everything on my bike recently, after a month long trail ride, and including all of my riding gear, tools, food, camping gear, etc., found I was toting...
Forum: Road warriors 08-11-2014, 08:20 PM
Replies: 558
Views: 96,207
Posted By Blaise W
New Wing

Well, not new, but an 05 with 16 K is almost new! Just added it to the three Huskys and one Yamaha, all dual sports. Sold a GSA Adventure and went to a real road bike. I'm really liking it so far...
Forum: Thumpers 08-11-2014, 06:47 PM
Replies: 5,103
Views: 598,802
Posted By Blaise W
Whew, thanks for saving me a lot of head...

Whew, thanks for saving me a lot of head scratching!

As for water getting in, what's wrong with just using some RTV when inserting the plastic pins. I guess it might make removal a bit...
Forum: Thumpers 08-11-2014, 10:23 AM
Replies: 5,103
Views: 598,802
Posted By Blaise W
Swing Arm Water

I finally got around to drilling the back of my swing arm to drain any water inside. There was quite a bit! Even though it is dry here in Arizona, once the water is in, it doesn't come out.
...
Forum: Thumpers 07-30-2014, 10:32 AM
Replies: 45,019
Views: 8,740,575
Posted By Blaise W
Adventure Bike Supreme

Three of us on WRRs just finished riding Mex to Can and back in 32 days. We used BigDogs tracks and had a blast. Made it on one set of D606s except for one rear that had side knob failure. Other...
Forum: Thumpers 07-30-2014, 09:37 AM
Replies: 5,103
Views: 598,802
Posted By Blaise W
We are back and the other two riders have...

We are back and the other two riders have departed for home; Vermont and the UK. Both their bikes are here although Dave from the UK has already sold his. It went in a flash as it is fully...
Forum: Thumpers 07-29-2014, 09:27 PM
Replies: 5,103
Views: 598,802
Posted By Blaise W
Stock Chain Break

Heard from a friend with a Terra and his stock chain broke at 11,000 miles. Mine at. 6,000 is shedding o-rings. Pulled it off today and am waiting on a new DID VX2 X-Ring. The old chain was...
Forum: Americas 06-18-2014, 06:23 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 1,914
Posted By Blaise W
Strong Bad, have a great ride! I think we are...

Strong Bad, have a great ride! I think we are getting out of here just right. The Monsoons haven't come in yet although we saw a few isolated downpours yesterday. We have lots of puffy clouds now and...
Forum: Americas 06-17-2014, 06:26 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 1,914
Posted By Blaise W
Dave arrived from the UK yesterday and we spent...

Dave arrived from the UK yesterday and we spent the day getting his bike registered and buying/ordering a few items that he needs. Dan arrives tomorrow night from Vermont, and that will mean we are...
Forum: Americas 06-12-2014, 02:41 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 447
Posted By Blaise W
I might have something to consider. I did the...

I might have something to consider. I did the TAT on my WR250R, and will be making a 5 week ride Mex to Can and back starting in a few weeks. The WRR is a good choice, right along with a DRZ400. ...
Forum: Americas 06-11-2014, 06:18 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 991
Posted By Blaise W
I was one of the three with One Less Harley and...

I was one of the three with One Less Harley and the instigator of a number of Motels. In fact I had a room a number of times when the other guys camped, and that was OK. I think I was 64 at the...
Forum: Americas 06-10-2014, 01:09 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 492
Posted By Blaise W
I just purchased the new and updated tracks from...

I just purchased the new and updated tracks from Sam and will be doing the western states again, maybe next year, but for sure Nevada this fall. A buddy hasn't done any of it and has only time for...
Forum: Thumpers 06-09-2014, 01:38 PM
Replies: 5,103
Views: 598,802
Posted By Blaise W
Charlie, and HighFive, that's a lot of work, and...

Charlie, and HighFive, that's a lot of work, and thanks! It will be a terrific resource.
Forum: Thumpers 06-08-2014, 01:44 PM
Replies: 5,103
Views: 598,802
Posted By Blaise W
I'm not sure about brilliant, but I got a lot of...

I'm not sure about brilliant, but I got a lot of positive comments on my recent Utah ride where we needed extra gas and water. Rotopax mounted to crash bars. weight low and not all on the rear end. ...
Forum: Thumpers 06-07-2014, 06:49 AM
Replies: 3,543
Views: 701,788
Posted By Blaise W
MotoBoss, if you don't mind fooling around with...

MotoBoss, if you don't mind fooling around with the air filter/air box mod, the answer is yes. My 09 GSA will be getting a for sale sign soon as I can use the Terra for the road, although with a bit...
Forum: Americas 06-02-2014, 01:38 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 1,914
Posted By Blaise W
SICVIC, be sure to look me up when you pass thru!...

SICVIC, be sure to look me up when you pass thru! I will be on a ride thru Nevada starting around the second week of September. August is an "off" month.
Forum: Thumpers 06-02-2014, 12:54 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 2,851
Posted By Blaise W
Small diameter front wheel and street tires. ...

Small diameter front wheel and street tires. Doesn't look like a dual sport to me. It definitely looks pavement oriented.
Forum: Americas 06-02-2014, 12:23 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 1,914
Posted By Blaise W
I think I have had some email problems with...

I think I have had some email problems with responses lost in the ether, but riders are sorted. Dan from Vermont will be joining but Ron has a conflict. Still room for one more! Wrenching...
Forum: Thumpers 05-29-2014, 06:57 PM
Replies: 5,103
Views: 598,802
Posted By Blaise W
Last week I was in Utah again, at the 3-Step, and...

Last week I was in Utah again, at the 3-Step, and we had WIND! I run a 15t front sprocket and stock rear, and with a fully loaded bike (all camping gear and two Rotopax bolted to the front crash...
Forum: Americas 05-29-2014, 05:20 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 1,914
Posted By Blaise W
When we did the TAT several years ago all of us...

When we did the TAT several years ago all of us made up a box to ship home. What a relief it was! I try to pack much lighter now and have slowly acquired very light camping gear. Nemo Obi 1 tent, Big...
Forum: Americas 05-29-2014, 12:05 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 1,914
Posted By Blaise W
Just completed a weeklong shake down trip in Utah...

Just completed a weeklong shake down trip in Utah and we are three weeks from our start date. It's good to load the gear and find out what extra stuff you dragged along. Even though I've done this...
Forum: Americas 05-28-2014, 08:00 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 434
Posted By Blaise W
Two of us kept track of every dime, nearly, and...

Two of us kept track of every dime, nearly, and except for our individual tires, etc., and a few extra motels for me, our expenses were $2000 each for 36 days. That includes primarily food, fuel and...
Forum: Layin' down tracks 05-26-2014, 08:36 PM
Replies: 11,313
Views: 1,264,620
Posted By Blaise W
The post above may have something to do with the...

The post above may have something to do with the problems I had last week in Utah. My new Montana would not find some of the small town/places, while one of my riding partners, using a 276C with an...
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