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Forum: GS Boxers 10-27-2013, 10:57 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,270
Posted By leftystrat62
Ding Ding Ding-you are correct Jim (as well as...

Ding Ding Ding-you are correct Jim (as well as others). I posted this as I was going out the door on my bike to work(which obviously I didn't take) so I'm just seeing all these responses for the...
Forum: GS Boxers 10-23-2013, 10:48 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,270
Posted By leftystrat62
EWS! what does it mean?

My 2009 GSA won't start...click,click,click. The dash reads EWS! , what does that mean-dead battery?
Forum: Day Trippin' 10-01-2013, 07:03 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,916
Posted By leftystrat62
Thumb If this is even half as good as your first ride...

If this is even half as good as your first ride report-my favorite of all time-i'll be loving it.
Forum: Ride reports 09-26-2013, 07:44 PM
Replies: 737
Views: 258,636
Posted By leftystrat62
Hey Doug,glad to see you made it. You weren't...

Hey Doug,glad to see you made it. You weren't kidding about the heat-NV was HOT as hell and difficult,but I always stayed just ahead of the rain so I had it easier. Did you ride those ridge trails...
Forum: Americas 09-26-2013, 12:07 PM
Replies: 511
Views: 48,969
Posted By leftystrat62
Keeping in the spirit of the "Logistical Side" of...

Keeping in the spirit of the "Logistical Side" of this thread,I thought I'd give an update now that I've completed the TAT.

Rhode Island to Oregon: Aug 11-Aug 31 (21days),5024 miles, one flat
...
Forum: Americas 09-23-2013, 07:49 PM
Replies: 511
Views: 48,969
Posted By leftystrat62
Hey Oldtrucks, I'll try to put get my thoughts...

Hey Oldtrucks, I'll try to put get my thoughts together on that and post ,because that's the kind of information I was in search of when I started this thread.

Here's a few tasty treats from my...
Forum: Americas 09-23-2013, 06:32 PM
Replies: 511
Views: 48,969
Posted By leftystrat62
I liked it-quite an amazing ride. It was actually...

I liked it-quite an amazing ride. It was actually your ride report that encouraged me to go for it solo-still one of my all time favorite ride report's. I don't remember if you shared in your report...
Forum: Americas 09-08-2013, 06:08 PM
Replies: 511
Views: 48,969
Posted By leftystrat62
There was some go around in OR due to the fires,...

There was some go around in OR due to the fires, but could get back up there and still ride quite a bit. Can't give any specifics-just had to do it seat of the pants.
Forum: Americas 09-08-2013, 05:57 PM
Replies: 511
Views: 48,969
Posted By leftystrat62
My bad if I dropped the ball on that. Last time...

My bad if I dropped the ball on that. Last time we spoke I thought we were both leaving at different times,that's the reason for no phone call. Finished it on Aug 31st-one humdinger of a trip from...
Forum: Americas 08-22-2013, 05:35 AM
Replies: 511
Views: 48,969
Posted By leftystrat62
Has any got any updates if wended to reroute...

Has any got any updates if wended to reroute because of fires. Any specifics would be appreciated. I'm heading I to Moab this morning
Forum: Americas 08-09-2013, 02:58 PM
Replies: 511
Views: 48,969
Posted By leftystrat62
2 days to blast off:clap

2 days to blast off:clap
Forum: Americas 08-01-2013, 03:29 PM
Replies: 511
Views: 48,969
Posted By leftystrat62
I went to there web site after I posted the...

I went to there web site after I posted the question -has pics: http://www.endurostar.com
Forum: Thumpers 08-01-2013, 09:34 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,199
Posted By leftystrat62
How do you change a front tire on the trail??

I bought a trail stand to use out on the trail in order to fix a flat. The rear is no problem to set up,but I am having a hard time figuring out a safe way to use it to remove the front tire. I did...
Forum: Americas 08-01-2013, 09:30 AM
Replies: 511
Views: 48,969
Posted By leftystrat62
I need some advice

I've bought a trail stand to fix flats on the road,but can't seem to figure out how to use it to safely remove the front tire.I did use it to get it off by placing it under the front fork opposite...
Forum: The Rockies It's all downhill from here... 07-24-2013, 05:21 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 982
Posted By leftystrat62
Thanks all for all you help. Hope I can do the...

Thanks all for all you help. Hope I can do the same for any inmates who decide to come to New England to do some riding. We've got some great riding here. Feel free to drop me a pm or just go on the...
Forum: The Rockies It's all downhill from here... 07-24-2013, 06:01 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 982
Posted By leftystrat62
Thanks for the input,I'll definitely look up...

Thanks for the input,I'll definitely look up those spots you mentioned. I'm riding through on the TAT on a plated WR250r and wanted to see and ride the Moab area for a few extra days. Can't wait to...
Forum: The Rockies It's all downhill from here... 07-23-2013, 03:59 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 982
Posted By leftystrat62
I'm more comfortable using maps as well,but I'm...

I'm more comfortable using maps as well,but I'm also used to riding in the woods here in New England where trails are marked by painted dots on the trees to keep you on the proper trail. I've never...
Forum: The Rockies It's all downhill from here... 07-23-2013, 10:18 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 982
Posted By leftystrat62
I do have both these maps,but would really be...

I do have both these maps,but would really be more comfortable having tracks as well,especially riding there for the first time solo. I've watched some youtube videos of some of these rides,and to me...
Forum: The Rockies It's all downhill from here... 07-22-2013, 12:55 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 982
Posted By leftystrat62
Tracks for Moab??

I'm heading out on a solo cross county trip from R.I. in a few weeks, and wondered where I can find tracks for rides like Soverign,Kane Creek,Onion Creek,Lockhart Basin. I should arrive 1st week of...
Forum: Americas 07-21-2013, 12:52 PM
Replies: 511
Views: 48,969
Posted By leftystrat62
Can someone chime in on expected low temps for...

Can someone chime in on expected low temps for the last few states of the TAT during Sept. The internet shows 40's and higher in Sept,but for those of you who have ridden out there the 1st---3rd week...
Forum: Americas 07-21-2013, 12:39 PM
Replies: 511
Views: 48,969
Posted By leftystrat62
Clem,what are you riding? There's a good chance...

Clem,what are you riding? There's a good chance we might bump into each other. I leave R.I. Aug. 11th,and figure I will reach OK on the 20th or 21st. Then again OK is a bit bigger than R.I. ,you can...
Forum: Thumpers 07-12-2013, 06:54 AM
Replies: 44,895
Views: 8,695,558
Posted By leftystrat62
That sounds like a good suggestion,I never set up...

That sounds like a good suggestion,I never set up the sag-kept it the same from first owner who was my size-but I load it up occasionally to camp.That may be where the wear is coming from.
Forum: Thumpers 07-11-2013, 01:03 PM
Replies: 44,895
Views: 8,695,558
Posted By leftystrat62
Been a little busy tweeking a few things:evil ...

Been a little busy tweeking a few things:evil

<a href="http://s853.photobucket.com/user/leftystrat62/media/DSCN2334_zpsb7f0e396.jpg.html" target="_blank"><img...
Forum: Thumpers 07-11-2013, 11:22 AM
Replies: 44,895
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Posted By leftystrat62
Jim, fancy meeting you here-did you get a bike?

Jim, fancy meeting you here-did you get a bike?
Forum: Thumpers 07-11-2013, 10:27 AM
Replies: 44,895
Views: 8,695,558
Posted By leftystrat62
I don't have a replacement part at home,but...

I don't have a replacement part at home,but wonder typically how long they last? I'm guessing it needs to be replaced before I put on another 5+K -a trip that's approaching shortly.how many miles do...
Forum: Thumpers 07-11-2013, 09:36 AM
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Posted By leftystrat62
Can anyone tell me if the 2 hard rubber rollers...

Can anyone tell me if the 2 hard rubber rollers that the chain is guided over(drive chain tensioners?) should be grooved like this? I've got 4k on the bike and want to change them while I have it...
Forum: Americas 07-04-2013, 07:51 PM
Replies: 511
Views: 48,969
Posted By leftystrat62
Hey Doug, I leave the 11th as well, but from...

Hey Doug, I leave the 11th as well, but from R.I.-maybe I'll catch up to you in the CO passes:lol3 I actually sold this to buy my WRR-go figure??<a...
Forum: Americas 06-25-2013, 01:36 PM
Replies: 511
Views: 48,969
Posted By leftystrat62
I'm not sure you can answer this --but my concern...

I'm not sure you can answer this --but my concern once again is that my up to date roll charts don't match up with my up to date gps tracks--both came from Sam. I anticipate rerouting (especially...
Forum: Americas 06-22-2013, 05:44 PM
Replies: 511
Views: 48,969
Posted By leftystrat62
Did you run into any problems (with the GPS...

Did you run into any problems (with the GPS tracks) spoken of in the earlier post?
Forum: Americas 06-21-2013, 09:45 AM
Replies: 511
Views: 48,969
Posted By leftystrat62
I'm sure there won't be any issues with using...

I'm sure there won't be any issues with using EITHER one or the other. I know they will both get you there-just with 2 different paths. My concern is that I expect (as should everyone) when I paid...
Forum: Americas 06-20-2013, 07:31 PM
Replies: 511
Views: 48,969
Posted By leftystrat62
I've got the new roll charts by J&L Dusty...

I've got the new roll charts by J&L Dusty Path-not Sam's old photo copied papers. I believe they just came out when I ordered my TAT stuff so I'd imagine there hasn't been a "new" set of roll charts...
Forum: Americas 06-20-2013, 12:11 PM
Replies: 511
Views: 48,969
Posted By leftystrat62
I wanted to share what I see as possibly a...

I wanted to share what I see as possibly a problem for those using Sam's gps tracks along with his map/roll charts. As I stated in the beginning of this thread,I plan to ride solo so I wanted...
Forum: Thumpers 06-19-2013, 11:02 AM
Replies: 44,895
Views: 8,695,558
Posted By leftystrat62
Decided to bite the bullet and send my forks and...

Decided to bite the bullet and send my forks and rear shock to Go Race since they were all due for a rebuild. That part that I broke was $300. I'm heading out in Aug for a solo TAT run; last thing I...
Forum: Thumpers 06-18-2013, 06:32 PM
Replies: 44,895
Views: 8,695,558
Posted By leftystrat62
Didn't have my hand on the fork the whole time I...

Didn't have my hand on the fork the whole time I was trying to adjust the fork in the triple trees. Used the tip of a screwdriver to open the top clamp to reposition and out she slid before I could...
Forum: Thumpers 06-18-2013, 09:25 AM
Replies: 44,895
Views: 8,695,558
Posted By leftystrat62
Could use some advice

Stupid mistake while reassembling forks.

Does anyone know if I can remove that entire piece of casting on the bottom of the fork tube,or do I need to purchase the whole silver fork tube?
<a...
Forum: Thumpers 06-14-2013, 06:10 PM
Replies: 44,895
Views: 8,695,558
Posted By leftystrat62
Thumb This is GOLD-thanks a bunch for posting this

This is GOLD-thanks a bunch for posting this
Forum: Thumpers 06-13-2013, 04:36 PM
Replies: 44,895
Views: 8,695,558
Posted By leftystrat62
Thanks so much for the reply-that sound very...

Thanks so much for the reply-that sound very helpful. Cheers
Forum: Thumpers 06-13-2013, 12:44 PM
Replies: 44,895
Views: 8,695,558
Posted By leftystrat62
Are you referring to the upper and lower ring...

Are you referring to the upper and lower ring nut--not the steering nut?
Forum: Thumpers 06-13-2013, 11:30 AM
Replies: 44,895
Views: 8,695,558
Posted By leftystrat62
Need Some HELP

Pulled apart my steering head and forks for the first time. After reassembly and a test drive-steering seemed too tight? ( I normally have my scott's dampener on but did not for the first test ride....
Forum: Layin' down tracks 06-05-2013, 07:37 PM
Replies: 11,297
Views: 1,255,891
Posted By leftystrat62
Thanks DRTBYK-that was the question I was after....

Thanks DRTBYK-that was the question I was after. Just to clarify- I just buy a sd card that will fit my Montana, put it in the GPS, connect the GPS to my Mac & open Basecamp. Then do I highlight the...
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