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Forum: Thumpers 06-28-2014, 10:26 PM
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Posted By bluegroove
When I layed my bike over on the right side to...

When I layed my bike over on the right side to remove the rear wheel I found out that the caliper likes to fall out of place and then it's a pain to put the wheel back on. I have put a bit of...
Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 06-22-2014, 09:57 PM
Replies: 226
Views: 14,153
Posted By bluegroove
catfish said "That pretty much describes most of...

catfish said "That pretty much describes most of California this year."

yes that's a good point. I spent all day in the dust at Rock Creek this weekend and still had fun.
Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 06-20-2014, 10:11 PM
Replies: 226
Views: 14,153
Posted By bluegroove
A friend of mine who has ridden there a lot says...

A friend of mine who has ridden there a lot says right now the trails are as dusty, loose, and low traction as they ever get... :muutt Not saying u shouldn't go, just throwing it out there. I...
Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 06-16-2014, 10:17 PM
Replies: 226
Views: 14,153
Posted By bluegroove
Oh that Chimney rock trail looks sooo nice! I'm...

Oh that Chimney rock trail looks sooo nice! I'm going to try to make this fit my schedule if someone can promise to ride that trail with me!!!??? :D

I'll bring my plated KTM 2 stroke. And...
Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 06-07-2014, 08:47 PM
Replies: 1,493
Views: 92,043
Posted By bluegroove
geez Juan don't you have enough bikes? :D

geez Juan don't you have enough bikes? :D
Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 06-07-2014, 06:59 PM
Replies: 1,493
Views: 92,043
Posted By bluegroove
traffic on the tevis trail - 1 week before Westrn States 100?

I'm thinkning of riding the Tevis trail and part of WS trail on 6/21. I noticed the following week 6/28 is the big Western States 100 foot race. Anyone know if its likely that runners would be...
Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 06-04-2014, 05:37 PM
Replies: 1,493
Views: 92,043
Posted By bluegroove
I think Jerry would wheelie through your roses in...

I think Jerry would wheelie through your roses in 3rd. :rofl

Nice riding with you guys.
Nelson (the guy on the yellow DR650)
Forum: Thumpers 05-18-2014, 03:31 PM
Replies: 96,070
Views: 18,103,655
Posted By bluegroove
cool, thanks. low maintenance is good!

cool, thanks. low maintenance is good!
Forum: Thumpers 05-18-2014, 02:42 PM
Replies: 96,070
Views: 18,103,655
Posted By bluegroove
cam chain tensioner require any adjustment?

I'm doing reg maintenance. just wondering if the cam chain tensioner has constant spring pressure on it and there fore requirese NO manual adjusting?

Or do I have to loosen it and let it pop in...
Forum: Vendors 04-03-2014, 10:28 AM
Replies: 2,049
Views: 196,335
Posted By bluegroove
Google satellite tiles wont display?

Can anyone tell me why Google satelite maps wont display in DSM? I just get the gray and white checkerboard.

I downloaded the satelite tiles for my gpx without any errors. They won't even...
Forum: Equipment 03-27-2014, 08:50 AM
Replies: 2,445
Views: 917,796
Posted By bluegroove
thanks for the toolbox ideas. I have a buddy...

thanks for the toolbox ideas. I have a buddy who's giving me some small ammo boxes to experiment with. I might try to mount it next to the cylinder on the L side. That puts the weight in the right...
Forum: Equipment 03-25-2014, 10:23 PM
Replies: 2,445
Views: 917,796
Posted By bluegroove
Locking tool box?

I would like to keep my tools permanently locked to the bike. Some kind of small, lockable box that's bolted to the bike. What do you use?

I don't have hard bags on my DR650 and prefer not to...
Forum: Vendors 01-31-2014, 08:37 AM
Replies: 2,049
Views: 196,335
Posted By bluegroove
I guess my lack of experience with this is...

I guess my lack of experience with this is showing. I was under the impression that only tiles which the track actually touches will be downloaded, thus creating gaps if you go off exploring. but I...
Forum: Vendors 01-30-2014, 10:04 PM
Replies: 2,049
Views: 196,335
Posted By bluegroove
no gpx = no map?

hey what if I'm going to a place I don't have a gpx for. And there aint one on the DSM site. How can I download tiles of that area? I have vector map of all of CA (I think), but it doesn't have...
Forum: Vendors 01-26-2014, 09:20 PM
Replies: 2,049
Views: 196,335
Posted By bluegroove
couple more Q's 1. Can i make it so the name...

couple more Q's

1. Can i make it so the name of a waypoint displays on the map?
2. Can i make it so the track that is recording while I ride will display on the map? (show me where I just came...
Forum: Vendors 01-24-2014, 07:01 PM
Replies: 2,049
Views: 196,335
Posted By bluegroove
thanks guys. yes I'm a new user. I downloaded...

thanks guys. yes I'm a new user. I downloaded the app months ago and have just now found time to try to use it :D
Forum: Vendors 01-23-2014, 08:20 PM
Replies: 2,049
Views: 196,335
Posted By bluegroove
also "vectro maps were not loaded" is a message I...

also "vectro maps were not loaded" is a message I get often. I downloaded the Vector OSM maps for my state (CA) and the map displays sometimes, but very often does not.... So i have no map at all....
Forum: Vendors 01-23-2014, 07:57 PM
Replies: 2,049
Views: 196,335
Posted By bluegroove
Need basic tips for app

new user here,
I have a few basic Qs about the app (not the website)

1. How do I make it record a track as I ride?
2. I don't understand the file management. How do I identify the track I...
Forum: Vendors 10-28-2013, 09:48 PM
Replies: 2,049
Views: 196,335
Posted By bluegroove
it has a slide out keyboard. I'm hinking this...

it has a slide out keyboard. I'm hinking this may be a problem while bike mounted. have to try it I guess
Forum: Vendors 10-26-2013, 07:55 PM
Replies: 2,049
Views: 196,335
Posted By bluegroove
Motorola A855 Droid with this app?

Hey I have a friend who wants to sell me a Motorola A855 Droid. It's using Android 2.2.3 and has SD card. Is this a reasonable choice to run the app? Anyone using one?

I will not be using it for...
Forum: GPS 101 - Which GPS For Me 10-21-2013, 09:39 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 2,049
Posted By bluegroove
I've been studying this and a good, SIMPLE...

I've been studying this and a good, SIMPLE description of how these work and which one to choose is here:

http://www.outdoorgearlab.com/Personal-Locator-Beacon-Reviews/buying-advice

Sounds like...
Forum: Thumpers 10-11-2013, 10:14 PM
Replies: 96,070
Views: 18,103,655
Posted By bluegroove
Your wife needs to learn that motorcycles are...

Your wife needs to learn that motorcycles are more important than money!

Priorities man! :deal :lol3
Forum: Thumpers 10-11-2013, 12:42 PM
Replies: 96,070
Views: 18,103,655
Posted By bluegroove
why would I need to replace the cover as well? I...

why would I need to replace the cover as well? I was planning to stick the guard on with hi-temp silicone.
Forum: Thumpers 10-11-2013, 10:33 AM
Replies: 96,070
Views: 18,103,655
Posted By bluegroove
I had the idea that the yellow would make it...

I had the idea that the yellow would make it cooler than ordinary black carbon because it matches my yellow bike, but maybe that's too tacky...?
Forum: Thumpers 10-11-2013, 09:42 AM
Replies: 96,070
Views: 18,103,655
Posted By bluegroove
i would make it with several layers. The added...

i would make it with several layers. The added kevlar gives i a touch of flex to absorb hits better than carbon alone. I think it would be stronger than a layer of thin sheeet metal. maybe i...
Forum: Thumpers 10-11-2013, 09:32 AM
Replies: 96,070
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Posted By bluegroove
I'd really like some input on this guys. Does...

I'd really like some input on this guys. Does anyone like it or too crazy looking. It's a carbon/kevlar blend to protect the cover. Would you put one on your bike? thanks much.
Forum: Thumpers 10-10-2013, 09:50 AM
Replies: 96,070
Views: 18,103,655
Posted By bluegroove
Is this cool looking or dorky looking?

It's a fake pic of a carbon/kevlar oil filter guard I'm thinking about making. My bike is yellow. Does it look cool or dumb, or what? I can't decide.
...
Forum: Thumpers 08-18-2013, 11:24 AM
Replies: 96,070
Views: 18,103,655
Posted By bluegroove
Two things: 1. My '78 KZ1000 has 2 rim locks...

Two things:

1. My '78 KZ1000 has 2 rim locks on the rear and runs about 35 psi... on street only of course.
2. 2 rimlocks on the rear will make you much more capable of riding on a flat if you...
Forum: Thumpers 08-18-2013, 10:08 AM
Replies: 96,070
Views: 18,103,655
Posted By bluegroove
Rim locks yes or no?

AS long as I'm going to mount a tire... Stock seems to have no rim locks. Makes me nervous. Any thoughts on this? On other bikes i usually run 2 in back and 1 in front and then balance them. ...
Forum: Thumpers 08-18-2013, 10:05 AM
Replies: 96,070
Views: 18,103,655
Posted By bluegroove
thanks TrophyHunter, thatsexactly the info I...

thanks TrophyHunter, thatsexactly the info I needed. too many reports of the shinko chunking, so I'm going to stick with the kenda. why change what works, eh?
Forum: Thumpers 08-17-2013, 10:26 PM
Replies: 96,070
Views: 18,103,655
Posted By bluegroove
Question Kenda K270 vs Shinko 244 Rear tires?

I'm pretty happy with the Kenda on the rear, but it seems to wear a bit quick. Thinking of trying the Shinko. Anyone tried both tires?
Forum: Thumpers 08-14-2013, 02:19 PM
Replies: 96,070
Views: 18,103,655
Posted By bluegroove
Yes, very nice stand. I wood not want to carry...

Yes, very nice stand. I wood not want to carry it on the bike tho. Unless maybe you can prune some weight off or carry it in a trunk. :rofl
Forum: Thumpers 08-12-2013, 02:44 PM
Replies: 96,070
Views: 18,103,655
Posted By bluegroove
anyone got a stock shock spring laying around...

anyone got a stock shock spring laying around that I can have? or up to 7.2 if ya got it, thanks!
Forum: Thumpers 08-11-2013, 11:31 AM
Replies: 96,070
Views: 18,103,655
Posted By bluegroove
Shock Spring Wanted

Hey anyone got a rear spring about 6.6 to 7.2? Someplace in there would be good. Happy to pay for it. please PM me.

thanks!
Forum: Thumpers 08-05-2013, 09:47 PM
Replies: 96,070
Views: 18,103,655
Posted By bluegroove
Thanks Trophyhunter. How much do you weigh if I...

Thanks Trophyhunter. How much do you weigh if I may ask?
Forum: Thumpers 08-05-2013, 04:22 PM
Replies: 96,070
Views: 18,103,655
Posted By bluegroove
Gold valve shim stack?

I'm installing the gold valve in my '06 rear shock. Anybody got a favorite shim stack for ADV riding?

I did the automated thing on racetech's site. The choices seem a bit vague. Anyone got...
Forum: Thumpers 07-06-2013, 01:19 PM
Replies: 96,070
Views: 18,103,655
Posted By bluegroove
Emulators

Thanks for the comments. I ended up with yellow springs at 3 turns. 10wt at 6.5" and .46 springs. I've only ridden around the neighborhood so far, but it likes the speed bumps better :rofl I have...
Forum: Thumpers 07-05-2013, 09:05 AM
Replies: 96,070
Views: 18,103,655
Posted By bluegroove
Cartridge emulator settings?

Hey what settings do you guys like on the Race tech cartridge emulators for the forks? I'm just starting the install.

Blue or yellow springs? How many turns of preload?

I'm a pretty...
Forum: Thumpers 05-22-2013, 10:40 PM
Replies: 96,070
Views: 18,103,655
Posted By bluegroove
Hmm... guess I better lean my bike on its side...

Hmm... guess I better lean my bike on its side and pull off the clutch cover soon...

Anyway... SKID PLATE NOISE was mentioned a while back. Well I tried doing the silicone thing on my KTM 380...
Forum: Thumpers 05-11-2013, 02:36 PM
Replies: 96,070
Views: 18,103,655
Posted By bluegroove
Sure no problem. I just hit the rocket boosters...

Sure no problem. I just hit the rocket boosters and flip the switch that turns me into Ricky Carmichael. :rofl
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