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Forum: The Perfect Line and Other Riding Myths 06-17-2015, 07:00 AM
Replies: 430
Views: 68,472
Posted By travelR6
great videos... can't tell you how much i've...

great videos... can't tell you how much i've learned from them so far. i really appreciate all the work you put into those tutorials and i'm happily lucking forward for new episodes :clap

do you...
Forum: Thumpers 06-16-2015, 09:27 AM
Replies: 13,369
Views: 2,630,315
Posted By travelR6
just a quick tip - your packing is asking for...

just a quick tip - your packing is asking for cracking a rear frame. to much weight to far back off the bike. try to put the heavier stuff more above the back seat and the lighter things on the back...
Forum: Thumpers 06-11-2015, 02:59 PM
Replies: 13,369
Views: 2,630,315
Posted By travelR6
well i stopped calculating what i've invested in...

well i stopped calculating what i've invested in the LRP - but i'm pretty sure a nice used KTM (maybe not the 350 as its fairly new) ain't more expensive than a new crf250l with a bit of aftermarket...
Forum: Thumpers 06-11-2015, 02:55 PM
Replies: 13,369
Views: 2,630,315
Posted By travelR6
a good reason to buy a crf250l are cheap parts...

a good reason to buy a crf250l are cheap parts from thailand. and it should be a reliable bike too from what we've seen so far. thats about it...

personally i probably wouldn't buy it again. its a...
Forum: Thumpers 05-19-2015, 02:57 PM
Replies: 13,369
Views: 2,630,315
Posted By travelR6
personal tip - if you have a crfl, never ever...

personal tip - if you have a crfl, never ever testride a ktm freeride (350). that bike is a freaking trailmachine. feels like a bicycle with an 27hp engine between your feet. afterwards you really...
Forum: Thumpers 05-16-2015, 11:09 PM
Replies: 13,369
Views: 2,630,315
Posted By travelR6
short licenseplate holder saves a bit too but in...

short licenseplate holder saves a bit too but in the end with skidplate and radguard it will even out a bit.

not much you can do besides looking for a different bike.
Forum: Thumpers 05-15-2015, 11:07 AM
Replies: 13,369
Views: 2,630,315
Posted By travelR6
either 45 or 48 will be my next choice of rear...

either 45 or 48 will be my next choice of rear sprockets. currently traveling with the 13/42 combo which is ok for dual purpose but still can get akward a little offroad. for the latter especially on...
Forum: Equipment 05-15-2015, 08:18 AM
Replies: 7,495
Views: 3,097,565
Posted By travelR6
that seems like a big gamble somehow...

that seems like a big gamble somehow...
Forum: Equipment 05-12-2015, 12:58 PM
Replies: 7,495
Views: 3,097,565
Posted By travelR6
seriously, it really works great. you've got lots...

seriously, it really works great. you've got lots of space to air out or dry gear even if its pissing. cooking is also no problem with the tarp above you. only when there are lots of mosquitos you'll...
Forum: Thumpers 05-12-2015, 12:26 PM
Replies: 212
Views: 22,504
Posted By travelR6
thanks gobius and lumberingjack for the...

thanks gobius and lumberingjack for the information. sounds good so far. any chance to get fitting springs for forks and shocks? a proper dialed in suspension is something i value a lot.

other...
Forum: Thumpers 05-11-2015, 12:38 AM
Replies: 8,862
Views: 2,566,243
Posted By travelR6
i had doubts going on a journey with a 250cc...

i had doubts going on a journey with a 250cc dualsport bike... currently over a month on the road and enjoying the hell out of it. its so easy to go to places you wouldn't ever think about on heavier...
Forum: Equipment 05-10-2015, 03:20 AM
Replies: 7,495
Views: 3,097,565
Posted By travelR6
currently a month on the road and another month...

currently a month on the road and another month ahead of me - this is how it all packs down to

http://i.imgur.com/76b2Bts.jpg

bag on the handlebar

z-lite sleeping pad
dutch military surplus...
Forum: Thumpers 05-09-2015, 10:46 AM
Replies: 13,369
Views: 2,630,315
Posted By travelR6
does anybody have experience with a sportsman...

does anybody have experience with a sportsman setup (21/18 street tires) on the crfl? supermoto tires are a lot of cash and i kinda doubt its worth it with the bikes power - one can even haul ass...
Forum: Thumpers 05-08-2015, 08:00 AM
Replies: 212
Views: 22,504
Posted By travelR6
man, reading about you guys raving about the PR4...

man, reading about you guys raving about the PR4 really puts me in a though position. could get a used one (editon with adjustable shock) with 1300km on the tach for ~3500... and sometimes i just...
Forum: Thumpers 05-05-2015, 07:08 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 630
Posted By travelR6
looks awesome. how reliable are those 400s? any...

looks awesome. how reliable are those 400s? any numbers on milage those bikes will run on general light dual sport riding?
Forum: Equipment 05-05-2015, 03:53 AM
Replies: 7,495
Views: 3,097,565
Posted By travelR6
vodka in a plastic bottle is awesome. not only...

vodka in a plastic bottle is awesome. not only can you get plastered pretty well but its also useable to desinfect wounds :thumbup:
Forum: Thumpers 05-01-2015, 06:49 AM
Replies: 8,862
Views: 2,566,243
Posted By travelR6
currently nearly 6000km and on week 4 of my trip...

currently nearly 6000km and on week 4 of my trip - suspension upgrade was a good investment and improves the bike tremendously. even fully loaded the bike just tractors up almost everywhere you want...
Forum: Epic Ride Reports 04-18-2015, 11:35 AM
Replies: 197
Views: 49,843
Posted By travelR6
hey metal, i like your attitude, ain't a lot...

hey metal,

i like your attitude, ain't a lot of people out there on making shit happen. 50cc is a ton more comfortable as touring on a bicycle, yet 99.9% of our population wouldn't consider a...
Forum: Thumpers 04-18-2015, 10:46 AM
Replies: 13,369
Views: 2,630,315
Posted By travelR6
good clutch work will smooth out things....

good clutch work will smooth out things. allthough smooth, its still a thumper and has the typical jerkyness... ain't nothing to do with FI in my book - just a single cylinder engine :)


...
Forum: Thumpers 04-06-2015, 11:04 AM
Replies: 8,862
Views: 2,566,243
Posted By travelR6
my setup including camping gear - everything i...

my setup including camping gear - everything i need regardless of the length of the trip.

rucksack containing a -11C sleeping bag, tarp and camera is not in the picture though.


gets crowded...
Forum: EMEA 04-05-2015, 05:17 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 769
Posted By travelR6
when do you want to start this trip? from nice...

when do you want to start this trip?
from nice i'd recommend the Route des Grandes Alpes - basically a route from nice up to geneva. but i think the mountain passes open end of may / early june.
Forum: EMEA 04-01-2015, 02:39 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,630
Posted By travelR6
depends on where you start in germany, but 14...

depends on where you start in germany, but 14 days can be plenty to explore the trifecta austria / italy / switzerland.
the latter is definitely worth a visit - at first i was also a bit hesitant...
Forum: EMEA 04-01-2015, 12:54 PM
Replies: 63
Views: 2,596
Posted By travelR6
pyrenees are highly recommended. not as...

pyrenees are highly recommended. not as spectacular as the alps, but great roads with minimal traffic and a great scenery. look for the road N260 and keep riding along the border - its awesome...
Forum: EMEA 04-01-2015, 12:41 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 955
Posted By travelR6
i gave it a try on google maps but it seems like...

i gave it a try on google maps but it seems like a pain in the ass to make a route. it always tries to take a detour around mountain passes as most of them are closed at this time of the year.
...
Forum: EMEA 03-16-2015, 10:37 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,719
Posted By travelR6
i highly recommend the pyrennees in spain and...

i highly recommend the pyrennees in spain and even more the route des grandes alpes from nice up to switzlerland. the latter is basically mountain pass after mountain pass with views to die for. ride...
Forum: The Perfect Line and Other Riding Myths 03-11-2015, 03:45 AM
Replies: 10,568
Views: 2,303,690
Posted By travelR6
not really when stopped, but if you commute to...

not really when stopped, but if you commute to work on a 3C rainy day and people in the office commenting that "today isn't really a comfortable riding weather" or "did you ride to work?" when you...
Forum: Road Warriors 03-07-2015, 08:59 AM
Replies: 87
Views: 8,026
Posted By travelR6
i've ridden my '09 R6 on 2 2 week trips through...

i've ridden my '09 R6 on 2 2 week trips through the alps and the pyrenees with a sw-motech tankbag (14-21 liter) and the sw-motech cargobag (~50 liter) and had a blast (~300-400km / day, camping...
Forum: The Perfect Line and Other Riding Myths 03-07-2015, 08:24 AM
Replies: 100
Views: 6,553
Posted By travelR6
http://www.blackletter.org/news/Ural-jump.jpg ...

http://www.blackletter.org/news/Ural-jump.jpg

i'm quite sure the kids wouldn't mind riding in a sidecar :deal
but i see how having kids makes "motorcycle only"-living rather complicated.

...
Forum: Thumpers 03-07-2015, 06:42 AM
Replies: 8,862
Views: 2,566,243
Posted By travelR6
haha, looks like the "24-7 wheelie-editon" :D. i...

haha, looks like the "24-7 wheelie-editon" :D. i think spoked wheels with some knoobies would really look cool on this bike :evil
Forum: Thumpers 03-06-2015, 11:49 AM
Replies: 13,369
Views: 2,630,315
Posted By travelR6
there has been an issue with the first generation...

there has been an issue with the first generation IMS tanks for the crfl, but it has been resolved as far as i know. i have no problems with my IMS tank so far and if you install it correct i don't...
Forum: The Perfect Line and Other Riding Myths 03-06-2015, 08:06 AM
Replies: 100
Views: 6,553
Posted By travelR6
i know its an old thread, but i thought instead...

i know its an old thread, but i thought instead of opening a new one i'll post here.
just sold my car a couple of hours ago and am now "officially" carless. the car was about 100/month without...
Forum: Thumpers 03-01-2015, 02:42 AM
Replies: 13,369
Views: 2,630,315
Posted By travelR6
sure, no problem. this is the shock mounted as...

sure, no problem. this is the shock mounted as hyperpro recommends and i think thats the only way to route the reservoir without putting to much stress on the hose.

http://i.imgur.com/XYMaKCA.jpg...
Forum: Epic Ride Reports 02-27-2015, 11:16 AM
Replies: 4,210
Views: 2,304,387
Posted By travelR6
that van is missing an orange two-wheeled...

that van is missing an orange two-wheeled spike-infested steed... but other than that it looks like a sick rig :clap
Forum: Thumpers 02-27-2015, 11:14 AM
Replies: 13,369
Views: 2,630,315
Posted By travelR6
throttle cables are properly adjusted? if they...

throttle cables are properly adjusted? if they are to loose it could lead to abrupt throttle response. also you can check if there is dirt between your throttle tube, give it a clean and maybe some...
Forum: Thumpers 02-27-2015, 11:09 AM
Replies: 13,369
Views: 2,630,315
Posted By travelR6
about a month ago i installed the full hyperpro...

about a month ago i installed the full hyperpro suspension kit consisting of fork springs, fork oil and the fully adjustable model 461 shock. if i'd start farkeling a crf250l, the suspension tuneup...
Forum: EMEA 02-26-2015, 02:36 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 862
Posted By travelR6
well that makes me curious too. i have planed a...

well that makes me curious too. i have planed a similar trip :huh
Forum: Thumpers 02-25-2015, 12:20 PM
Replies: 13,369
Views: 2,630,315
Posted By travelR6
i've done a few mods on my crfl and if i had to...

i've done a few mods on my crfl and if i had to do it all over again, this would be my "priority-list":

1.) Gearing - 14/42 Onroad Priority, 13/42 Offroad Priority
2.) Proper Tires - unless on...
Forum: Trip Planning 02-23-2015, 09:25 AM
Replies: 222
Views: 39,695
Posted By travelR6
what an interessting thread! i also recommend...

what an interessting thread! i also recommend starting with a few smaller 2 week trips to see if you really like it. allthough it seems like a lot of fun in theory, it can be exhausting at times when...
Forum: Thumpers 02-16-2015, 03:34 AM
Replies: 47
Views: 7,397
Posted By travelR6
sounds awesome. i like the mentality of AJP that...

sounds awesome. i like the mentality of AJP that you basically can take the bike out of the showroom and get dirty without having to "rebuild" a brand new bike with tons of farkles to withstand...
Forum: Equipment 02-14-2015, 10:05 AM
Replies: 3,069
Views: 1,232,305
Posted By travelR6
just learn quick release knots. you'll be faster...

just learn quick release knots. you'll be faster as the screw-type-thingy and its good to know a few knots anyway.
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