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Forum: Northeast - Greater Flugistan and home of the carpet baggers. 07-01-2014, 06:01 PM
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Posted By kobukan
They all do that ... if you're riding them...

They all do that ... if you're riding them properly. :evil I had to zip-tie mine together halfway through the last Baja run. The DR250 taillight works well.
Forum: GS Boxers 07-01-2014, 05:38 PM
Replies: 1,283
Views: 365,758
Posted By kobukan
That is a beautiful machine! And pay no attention...

That is a beautiful machine! And pay no attention to that Racegun guy ... if you ever decide to sell it pm me and I'll be right over - I'm just up the street here in ME. :evil (sorry Racegun :D)
Forum: Trip Planning 06-13-2014, 07:11 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 970
Posted By kobukan
Everyone has dreams. The difference between a...

Everyone has dreams. The difference between a dream and a goal is simply a plan. IMO the difference between dreamers and doers is often just a plan. Once you begin to plan, the dream becomes a goal...
Forum: Thumpers 05-29-2014, 08:02 PM
Replies: 24,897
Views: 2,969,581
Posted By kobukan
I've never had a high-speed wobble, but when I...

I've never had a high-speed wobble, but when I first converted my dirt model to street legal a few years ago the front wheel didn't run smooth - ran like it was out of balance ... sort of "bounced" a...
Forum: Thumpers 05-29-2014, 12:27 PM
Replies: 24,897
Views: 2,969,581
Posted By kobukan
Pretty sure it's been done before. There was...

Pretty sure it's been done before. There was somebody on here that swapped a stator from a street model into a dirt model about a year ago - can't remember what year bikes. Not sure how much rewiring...
Forum: Americas 05-28-2014, 06:13 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 593
Posted By kobukan
+1 on crossing at Tecate - shouldn't take long at...

+1 on crossing at Tecate - shouldn't take long at all, and then you'll be on your way. But, be aware that if you head over to the Sea of Cortez side (San Felipe) you'll be riding some dirt. They've...
Forum: Americas 05-26-2014, 08:35 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 651
Posted By kobukan
Be prepared for a lot of sand, a lot of...

Be prepared for a lot of sand, a lot of washboard, more sand ...... more washboard, and .... more sand. Bring as much water as you can possibly carry, then figure out how to carry twice that.
Forum: Americas 05-25-2014, 08:20 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 1,740
Posted By kobukan
Sounds like you're probably taking I-15, if so...

Sounds like you're probably taking I-15, if so you won't be near El Centro. Like stickman said, there's nothing on the US side of Tecate. One option would be to cut over to Hwy 79 when you get...
Forum: Thumpers 05-21-2014, 12:44 PM
Replies: 24,897
Views: 2,969,581
Posted By kobukan
'95 dirt and '95SE are both listed at 268 lbs dry...

'95 dirt and '95SE are both listed at 268 lbs dry weight. Not sure if that's correct.
'99 dirt is listed at 249 and '99SE at 286, which is 37 lbs heavier. I've been tempted a couple times by...
Forum: GS Boxers 05-21-2014, 12:30 PM
Replies: 1,325
Views: 434,281
Posted By kobukan
Congrats on getting her back! :clap

Congrats on getting her back! :clap
Forum: Americas 05-20-2014, 09:45 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 318
Posted By kobukan
Excellent info akaDigger. Thanks for the update!

Excellent info akaDigger. Thanks for the update!
Forum: Thumpers 05-19-2014, 04:41 PM
Replies: 24,897
Views: 2,969,581
Posted By kobukan
Might be worth $1500 if it runs, maybe worth a...

Might be worth $1500 if it runs, maybe worth a grand if it doesn't. Probably just needs a carb cleaning, but you're taking all the risk buying a non-running bike. If it just needs something simple...
Forum: Thumpers 05-16-2014, 07:04 AM
Replies: 24,897
Views: 2,969,581
Posted By kobukan
Looks good ... should be a great ride. Sorry I...

Looks good ... should be a great ride. Sorry I didn't get a chance to meet up with you over the winter - I was out west for two months, but spent most of it traveling. Maybe next fall/winter.
Forum: Northeast - Greater Flugistan and home of the carpet baggers. 05-13-2014, 08:26 PM
Replies: 43,819
Views: 2,474,262
Posted By kobukan
Nice. UT12 .... one of the best roads in the...

Nice. UT12 .... one of the best roads in the country.
http://kobukan.smugmug.com/Motorcycles/USA-Trips/AZ-UT-Trip-2013-09/i-m4XqMHG/0/L/DSCN0400-L.jpg...
Forum: GS Boxers 05-11-2014, 09:53 AM
Replies: 1,283
Views: 365,758
Posted By kobukan
You know you want one ...... and good ones aren't...

You know you want one ...... and good ones aren't getting any easier to find ... people tend to keep them. :D
Forum: Thumpers 05-09-2014, 09:43 PM
Replies: 24,897
Views: 2,969,581
Posted By kobukan
What's the federal standard? I wonder how many of...

What's the federal standard? I wonder how many of the guys doing inspections know what it is. When I converted my dirt model DR350 I researched the regs and had to inform a couple shops what the laws...
Forum: Thumpers 05-09-2014, 06:03 AM
Replies: 24,897
Views: 2,969,581
Posted By kobukan
+1 I think some states may actually require...

+1

I think some states may actually require the turn signals to be a certain distance apart, or at least be far enough apart to be clearly visible. I'm not sure Maine would pass those.

More...
Forum: GS Boxers 05-09-2014, 05:50 AM
Replies: 4,339
Views: 654,734
Posted By kobukan
Looks good, but you better hope your broken body...

Looks good, but you better hope your broken body is lying next to your handlebars when you need to use the SPOT. :deal
Forum: Americas 05-05-2014, 06:55 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 838
Posted By kobukan
It would probably be helpful to let people know...

It would probably be helpful to let people know what you're riding, what type of rider you are, whether you plan to camp or motel, how much ground you like to cover in a day, etc ...

Being new to...
Forum: Northeast - Greater Flugistan and home of the carpet baggers. 04-27-2014, 10:18 AM
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Views: 2,474,262
Posted By kobukan
I like the way all the stuff quick-releases from...

I like the way all the stuff quick-releases from the bike so it doesn't get crushed by the behemoth. :lol3
Forum: Thumpers 04-27-2014, 10:11 AM
Replies: 24,897
Views: 2,969,581
Posted By kobukan
Sorry thump, but I guess it's another case of...

Sorry thump, but I guess it's another case of different things for different folks. Maybe it's riding style, maybe it's the bike setup, who knows. :dunno

I've had a Wolfman Enduro tank bag on my...
Forum: Thumpers 04-27-2014, 10:01 AM
Replies: 24,897
Views: 2,969,581
Posted By kobukan
Yes ... to each his own. I ran TW301 & TW302...

Yes ... to each his own.

I ran TW301 & TW302 on my DR350 for the Roaming Rally up in Canada a few years ago and they performed excellent in all conditions. I had a 400-mile pavement ride to get to...
Forum: Americas 04-27-2014, 06:11 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 361
Posted By kobukan
I've traveled in that area numerous times, most...

I've traveled in that area numerous times, most recently last November. You would be far better of imo to trailer down closer to the Asheville area or somewhere just west of there - there's plenty of...
Forum: Northeast - Greater Flugistan and home of the carpet baggers. 04-25-2014, 08:10 AM
Replies: 43,819
Views: 2,474,262
Posted By kobukan
I think you guys are all missing the point here...

I think you guys are all missing the point here .... " the active devices allow a far greater degree of tunability"

Regardless of how poorly the machine is running you can tune it to sound...
Forum: Northeast - Greater Flugistan and home of the carpet baggers. 04-24-2014, 01:58 PM
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Posted By kobukan
It would have been epic had it been any of us...

It would have been epic had it been any of us average guys. Somehow epic seems to fall far short in describing this journey.

Very sorry to hear about your dad.

So glad you made it home safe...
Forum: Northeast - Greater Flugistan and home of the carpet baggers. 04-24-2014, 10:20 AM
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Posted By kobukan
I love those guys ... they make my life possible....

I love those guys ... they make my life possible. Got both my current GS's that way. :D
Forum: Thumpers 04-24-2014, 10:13 AM
Replies: 24,897
Views: 2,969,581
Posted By kobukan
That's exactly what I was thinking. How does one...

That's exactly what I was thinking. How does one install a "jet kit". I'm with Greg on the whole jet kit thing.
Forum: Northeast - Greater Flugistan and home of the carpet baggers. 04-23-2014, 02:34 PM
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Posted By kobukan
Oooh, another DR rider ... gotta love those...

Oooh, another DR rider ... gotta love those purple frames - they were way ahead of their time. :D
Forum: Northeast - Greater Flugistan and home of the carpet baggers. 04-23-2014, 10:09 AM
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Views: 2,474,262
Posted By kobukan
:lol3 I'll never look at my bikes the same...

:lol3

I'll never look at my bikes the same way again.
Forum: Northeast - Greater Flugistan and home of the carpet baggers. 04-23-2014, 07:45 AM
Replies: 43,819
Views: 2,474,262
Posted By kobukan
:rofl:rofl:rofl

:rofl:rofl:rofl
Forum: GS Boxers 04-22-2014, 05:52 AM
Replies: 1,325
Views: 434,281
Posted By kobukan
Mt. Washington .... Easter Sunday ...

Mt. Washington .... Easter Sunday

http://kobukan.smugmug.com/Motorcycles/New-England-Back-Roads/New-England-Back-Road-Pics/i-ft9sNB3/0/L/DSCN1930-L.jpg
Forum: Thumpers 04-20-2014, 06:46 PM
Replies: 937
Views: 142,157
Posted By kobukan
:rofl:rofl:rofl

:rofl:rofl:rofl
Forum: Thumpers 04-20-2014, 05:32 PM
Replies: 937
Views: 142,157
Posted By kobukan
http://kobukan.smugmug.com/Motorcycles/New-England...

http://kobukan.smugmug.com/Motorcycles/New-England-Back-Roads/New-England-Back-Road-Pics/i-6DdpWFM/0/L/DSCN1922-L.jpg
Forum: Northeast - Greater Flugistan and home of the carpet baggers. 04-20-2014, 05:29 PM
Replies: 43,819
Views: 2,474,262
Posted By kobukan
Yeah .. they should be in a vice-grip ad ... pull...

Yeah .. they should be in a vice-grip ad ... pull them out of the ashes and go fix something with them. :lol3
Forum: Northeast - Greater Flugistan and home of the carpet baggers. 04-20-2014, 05:21 PM
Replies: 43,819
Views: 2,474,262
Posted By kobukan
A lot of people seem to like the Frog Toggs. I've...

A lot of people seem to like the Frog Toggs. I've never tried them.

Personally, I really dislike the idea of having to put on "rain gear" so I will only wear gear that has a waterproof outer...
Forum: Americas 04-20-2014, 05:01 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 729
Posted By kobukan
Check out this thread...

Check out this thread (http://advrider.com/forums/showthread.php?t=957244)

BTW ... I have a tent and sleeping bag on the bike in the above picture.
Forum: Americas 04-20-2014, 04:34 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 729
Posted By kobukan
You'll be in the US - there are stores everywhere...

You'll be in the US - there are stores everywhere so I wouldn't get too overwhelmed. What you need isn't really all that much ... what you want may be very different. Some guys carry so much stuff I...
Forum: Northeast - Greater Flugistan and home of the carpet baggers. 04-20-2014, 01:03 PM
Replies: 43,819
Views: 2,474,262
Posted By kobukan
Another fine day for a ride through the mountains...

Another fine day for a ride through the mountains ....

http://kobukan.smugmug.com/Motorcycles/New-England-Back-Roads/New-England-Back-Road-Pics/i-P8Twr8m/0/L/DSCN1929-L.jpg
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Forum: Thumpers 04-20-2014, 06:07 AM
Replies: 24,897
Views: 2,969,581
Posted By kobukan
I have these on both DR650's and my DR350....

I have these on both DR650's and my DR350. They're rugged and they really help stiffen up the front fender. I carry a fender bag with spare tubes and the fender braces make a big difference.
Forum: Northeast - Greater Flugistan and home of the carpet baggers. 04-20-2014, 05:59 AM
Replies: 43,819
Views: 2,474,262
Posted By kobukan
Never saw you ... would've at least waved. ...

Never saw you ... would've at least waved.


:thumb


roasted Ski Doo ....
.... I'd say it's done. :eek1
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