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Forum: Thumpers 07-05-2012, 11:11 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,146
Posted By Capt_Aubrey
test ride

Will set up a test ride, probably next week. Anything in particular I should look for? Curious to see how it compares.

I don't ask much of my bikes; the big one is *reliability*. Does me no...
Forum: Thumpers 07-04-2012, 08:24 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,146
Posted By Capt_Aubrey
'01 F650GS Dakar -- yes, no, maybe?

Got a line on an '01 F650GS Dakar, 6,000 miles. Owner is an attorney who loves his toys, so it should be pretty well maintained. He has 3 other bikes, girlfriend had an accident with him on one and...
Forum: Thumpers 05-24-2012, 03:19 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 2,507
Posted By Capt_Aubrey
Could you provide a few more details? Is this...

Could you provide a few more details? Is this something I can get done if I provide a template or graphics file?
Forum: Thumpers 05-24-2012, 02:17 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 2,507
Posted By Capt_Aubrey
Very nice setup. Is that a custom dash?

Very nice setup. Is that a custom dash?
Forum: Thumpers 05-24-2012, 07:51 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 2,507
Posted By Capt_Aubrey
Beezer: Nice to have options. Which model...

Beezer:

Nice to have options. Which model did you install, and on what bike?
Forum: Thumpers 05-23-2012, 08:39 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 2,507
Posted By Capt_Aubrey
CaStu -- thanks for the offer. Really appreciate...

CaStu -- thanks for the offer. Really appreciate it.

My wife took one look at the damage and said, "Buy the computer. Make it better." Did a lot to assuage my pissy mood. A few beers with a...
Forum: Thumpers 05-23-2012, 12:48 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 2,507
Posted By Capt_Aubrey
KLR 650 smashed instrument cluster -- replacement options?

A freak gust of wind just knocked my '04 KLR over on its right hand side, catching an outdoor chair on the way down. The instrument cluster is utterly smashed. Pieces everywhere.

I just...
Forum: The Rockies It's all downhill from here... 05-20-2012, 05:34 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,138
Posted By Capt_Aubrey
Good advice on both counts. Haynes manual is...

Good advice on both counts. Haynes manual is pretty complete, and small enough to stuff in a tank bag or pannier for long trips. klworld.com and klr650.net are both good sources of KLR-specific...
Forum: Thumpers 05-07-2012, 09:06 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,752
Posted By Capt_Aubrey
Put some SeaFoam in the tank.

Good advice. And if you think the previous owner let the bike sit for any length of time, drain the tank, fill it with fresh gas, and put some SeaFoam in the tank. Stuff has worked well for me. If...
Forum: Thumpers 05-07-2012, 05:15 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,752
Posted By Capt_Aubrey
Choke connection at carburetor

In addition to what ABritonMaui recommended, check the connection of the choke cable to the carb. The stock part is a plastic piece of...that will strip and pretty much fall off. Once it does, you...
Forum: The Rockies It's all downhill from here... 04-26-2012, 07:29 PM
Replies: 12,452
Views: 1,631,216
Posted By Capt_Aubrey
I remember these. Living in upstate NY at the...

I remember these. Living in upstate NY at the time, and I was a brand new dad. I remember being out running some errands on a Saturday morning (without my wife) and dropping in to a local moto shop...
Forum: The Rockies It's all downhill from here... 04-19-2012, 06:11 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 2,134
Posted By Capt_Aubrey
Simple rules

A few things I keep in my head while on city streets:


Every driver is distracted -- period.
Search-evaluate-execute all the time. I'm amazed at how often I find myself forgetting to do this,...
Forum: The Rockies It's all downhill from here... 04-19-2012, 05:55 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 3,217
Posted By Capt_Aubrey
More involved?

I'm willing to inject some time and energy into keeping trails open. If someone feels like making an introduction or pointing me in the right direction, I'll take it from there.

The Sierra Club...
Forum: The Rockies It's all downhill from here... 04-19-2012, 01:40 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 3,217
Posted By Capt_Aubrey
Forum: The Rockies It's all downhill from here... 04-15-2012, 09:48 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 3,217
Posted By Capt_Aubrey
Membership info?

Please forgive me -- it's late, long day, and didn't read every post. But I'm more than happy to contribute to NMOHVA in time, energy, and $. If someone can point me to the right person or website,...
Forum: Pics, pics, pics... 04-11-2012, 08:12 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 3,883
Posted By Capt_Aubrey
+1. This is critical. I'd like to bring enough...

+1. This is critical. I'd like to bring enough to get good shots of the kinds of subjects that present themselves on dual sport trips, but I don't want to take anything extra. And I'd like the...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 04-10-2012, 08:42 PM
Replies: 55
Views: 4,472
Posted By Capt_Aubrey
That "Breaking Bad" is filmed here doesn't help...

That "Breaking Bad" is filmed here doesn't help our image much. As for the Border Patrol -- it would be nice if our Justice Department didn't make their job tougher than it already is.

Somewhat...
Forum: Pics, pics, pics... 04-10-2012, 01:24 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 3,883
Posted By Capt_Aubrey
I'm guessing my Canon gear are bayonet mounts. ...

I'm guessing my Canon gear are bayonet mounts. Tough enough for dual sport touring (CDT, etc.)?


I can't bring myself to sell it. Are you telling me there might still be some useful life left?...
Forum: Pics, pics, pics... 04-09-2012, 06:13 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 3,883
Posted By Capt_Aubrey
Keep it coming

From a frustrated convert to digital photography -- keep those film images coming.

I understand the benefits of digital, especially when travelling on the bike. But I have a large collection of...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 04-02-2012, 09:33 PM
Replies: 56
Views: 4,316
Posted By Capt_Aubrey
I used to ride in the dirt with an '07 CR250R. ...

I used to ride in the dirt with an '07 CR250R. Amazing front brake; saved my posterior more than once. I used to practice hard stops with a rapid/progressive application of the front brake while...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 04-01-2012, 04:08 PM
Replies: 56
Views: 4,316
Posted By Capt_Aubrey
Clarification

Let's clarify a few things:


I'm not advocating standing up to execute an emergency stop on pavement. My question is whether or not it makes sense to shift your weight back in the process of...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 04-01-2012, 03:59 PM
Replies: 55
Views: 4,472
Posted By Capt_Aubrey
Would I relocate for better riding? Perhaps...

Would I relocate for better riding?

Perhaps not as the sole reason. But it would be a highly weighted factor, among others, in considering a move.

I'm lucky. New Mexico is damned near dual...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 03-31-2012, 05:50 PM
Replies: 56
Views: 4,316
Posted By Capt_Aubrey
This would apply to me... ;-) In fairness to...

This would apply to me... ;-)

In fairness to the instructor (who will remain nameless), the weight shift was taught as an off-road technique. The goal is to learn, so with that in mind:

If a...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 03-31-2012, 10:28 AM
Replies: 56
Views: 4,316
Posted By Capt_Aubrey
Top box interferes with emergency braking technique?

KLR 650 with an Action Packer top box mounted on stock rear luggage rack (yeah, I'm a cheap s.o.b.).

I was trained to make emergency stops by using modest amounts of rear brake (just enough to...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 03-30-2012, 03:47 PM
Replies: 70
Views: 7,186
Posted By Capt_Aubrey
S-e-e

Search-Evaluate-Execute all the time, and that includes checking six. At a red light, I'm in gear and leave a lot of room between me and either the car in front of me, or the intersection. ...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 03-30-2012, 01:54 PM
Replies: 58
Views: 8,702
Posted By Capt_Aubrey
Another Aerostich fan

Count me among the very satisfied Roadcrafter owners.

Yes, it's expensive, but my hide is worth it. To look at it bass ackwards, one skin graft would pay for ten suits. I'm in New Mexico, and...
Forum: Road warriors 04-23-2010, 09:17 AM
Replies: 4,249
Views: 694,233
Posted By Capt_Aubrey
FJR good for tall riders?

I think some of you guys are having way too much fun with this bike...

I'm 6' 7", 37" inseam, more legs than upper body. There are days when I think I'm destined to ride dual sports forever -- I...
Forum: Equipment 04-15-2010, 01:04 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 3,683
Posted By Capt_Aubrey
http://www.sinknobob.net Ingeniously simple...

http://www.sinknobob.net

Ingeniously simple and rugged. I drop the 'stand on my KLR just about anywhere and I don't worry about it going over. Worth the few $; cheap insurance, and you don't...
Forum: Equipment 04-14-2010, 04:02 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,679
Posted By Capt_Aubrey
Happy Multitec owner here. No fit problems. ...

Happy Multitec owner here. No fit problems. Can't say it's any more or less noisy than other models, but it's a moot point because I wear earplugs all the time. The flip-up feature makes putting...
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 04-13-2010, 11:49 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 8,848
Posted By Capt_Aubrey
Rox

+2 on the Rox risers. I have these on a CR250R that gets serious desert use in very technical stuff. It's been dropped, beat on, and generally abused. The risers and bars haven't budged. With my...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 04-08-2010, 06:57 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 3,403
Posted By Capt_Aubrey
Sensible precautions

Can't believe I missed this thread.

Doc says I'm on Coumadin for life; post-op (knee surgery) DVT 12 years ago trashed the greater saphenous vein, and a trip to Australia resulted in PEs that on a...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 04-06-2010, 07:26 PM
Replies: 784
Views: 103,756
Posted By Capt_Aubrey
late to the game but lovin' every minute

I had fraternity brothers with bikes that I could borrow for the occasional weekend ride. Finished grad school (NY), first job in CA, damned near sold my car to buy a Gold Wing for the x-country...
Forum: Road warriors 03-27-2010, 08:44 AM
Replies: 351
Views: 82,346
Posted By Capt_Aubrey
R1200r

BigEasy: dang, that's impressive...might have to find an excuse to drop by the ABQ Beemer dealer and have a look. I could rebuild the seat and add and inch or two there. What other erg mods are...
Forum: Road warriors 03-26-2010, 08:01 PM
Replies: 351
Views: 82,346
Posted By Capt_Aubrey
nekkid ride for tall guy?

Some great pics/bikes here...

I love my KiLleR, but I'd like to add something to the stable that could handle long distances, not strain at high(er) speeds, and still be fun to ride. The...
Forum: Equipment 03-19-2010, 04:00 PM
Replies: 53
Views: 5,138
Posted By Capt_Aubrey
I have no idea how good the iPhone is for GPS or...

I have no idea how good the iPhone is for GPS or camera applications. I'll go out on the limb a bit and say that I would prefer purpose-built tools.

If you can work on the road in order to...
Forum: Equipment 03-19-2010, 10:34 AM
Replies: 53
Views: 5,138
Posted By Capt_Aubrey
paper?

Indulge me for a moment, while I play the Devil's advocate. For purposes of this discussion I'll assume the OP brought up the subject of netbook vs. notebook with the idea of evaluating suitability...
Forum: Equipment 03-18-2010, 04:43 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,690
Posted By Capt_Aubrey
Save up, buy what fits

Another vote for Aerostich. At 6' 7-8" (not sure, but close enough), they were able to fit me. Yes, it cost some fairly serious $, but I now have what amounts to a custom-fitted suit.

I don't...
Forum: Equipment 11-20-2009, 05:28 PM
Replies: 70
Views: 17,256
Posted By Capt_Aubrey
another happy 'stich customer

2-pc Roadcrafter. Very satisfied.

One unanticipated benefit -- the 1-piece nature of the gear reinforces the ATGATT habit.

I'll call it waterproof, in the sense that it has kept me dry for any...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 10-27-2009, 02:12 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 742
Posted By Capt_Aubrey
The over-confidence thing can happen to anyone,...

The over-confidence thing can happen to anyone, even the pros.

A couple years ago, President Bush came to Albuquerque. A motorcycle officer from Rio Rancho (smaller city next door) was killed...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 10-27-2009, 02:01 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 2,291
Posted By Capt_Aubrey
Been very lucky -- LEOs don't seem to pay much...

Been very lucky -- LEOs don't seem to pay much attention to me.

I keep the bike's registration and insurance card in a ziploc bag in the jacket pocket of my Roadcrafter. Should the time come,...
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