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Forum: Thumpers Yesterday, 07:27 AM
Replies: 108,298
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Posted By dman
I'm sure I had the same issue. I had about 20...

I'm sure I had the same issue. I had about 20 miles on reserve and after removing the fuel line and pulling it down until fuel started to flow again, then reattaching it, it started almost instantly....
Forum: Thumpers 05-01-2015, 09:10 PM
Replies: 108,298
Views: 21,663,375
Posted By dman
IMS tank capacity

So a while ago there was discussion on the need to rotate the carb fuel inet with an IMS tank to eliminate a high spot in the line. I adjusted my fuel line length but felt no need to rotate the...
Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 04-25-2015, 10:30 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 890
Posted By dman
The last few years I have had bad luck finding...

The last few years I have had bad luck finding ANY avaiable sites at the campgrounds right on Hwy 1 between Cambria and Monterey (without a reservation). Realistically, if you leave LA in the morning...
Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 04-25-2015, 10:19 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 804
Posted By dman
I have gone from 88 to 4 and vice versa many...

I have gone from 88 to 4 and vice versa many times, but not for years, though I doubt that any routes are closed. From Hwy 4, take 7N09, cross Winton Rd and head down to cross the Mokulumne River at...
Forum: Thumpers 04-23-2015, 12:18 PM
Replies: 108,298
Views: 21,663,375
Posted By dman
DR650 in Santa Cruz??

I saw a nice DR with Acerbis tank (I think, not IMS) parked on Pacific Ave in Santa Cruz yesterday. Inmate here?

-dman
Forum: Thumpers 04-18-2015, 10:35 PM
Replies: 108,298
Views: 21,663,375
Posted By dman
Backup camera

See PM.
Forum: Thumpers 04-16-2015, 09:31 AM
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Posted By dman
Funny, that's how I feel when I visit my wife's...

Funny, that's how I feel when I visit my wife's family in Western Mass and central CT in the summer, then come home to California.

-dman
Forum: Thumpers 04-08-2015, 11:35 AM
Replies: 108,298
Views: 21,663,375
Posted By dman
Me too. My'06 is like your '04. But these are...

Me too. My'06 is like your '04. But these are listed by Oneida Suzuki (missing years don't seem to be available in white). Maybe it's just different BNG.

#1-2 2000-01 COVER WHITE 51811-32E00-30H ...
Forum: Thumpers 04-08-2015, 10:52 AM
Replies: 108,298
Views: 21,663,375
Posted By dman
Headlight cowl??

I'm thinking of converting from blue to white plastics. Fenders are readily available with several options (OEM, DSA, super too front etc), side panels are already white, and my tank is the...
Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 04-06-2015, 08:46 AM
Replies: 47
Views: 2,697
Posted By dman
I've been through N-F many times and it's never...

I've been through N-F many times and it's never been closed, and I've never seen a guard at the entrance. But I have see temporary closures of the side roads in the base. YMMV. N-F is a great way...
Forum: Thumpers 04-04-2015, 10:55 AM
Replies: 108,298
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Posted By dman
SeatConcepts

I saw a couple of questions on SeatConcepts ... I just bought their standard height seat, but before I pulled the trigger I just called them and got all my questions answered. I'd talk to them and...
Forum: Thumpers 04-04-2015, 09:53 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 405
Posted By dman
Oh, one other point. The guy I bought the DR from...

Oh, one other point. The guy I bought the DR from was quite a bit shorter than me and it had a lowered seat on it. I only lasted a few weeks on that seat and it was unbearably thin and I felt every...
Forum: Thumpers 04-04-2015, 09:36 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 405
Posted By dman
Hi - I'm taller - 5'11" or so with 32"...

Hi -

I'm taller - 5'11" or so with 32" inseam. However, I found touring on my DR that seat to foot peg was cramped. I'm not a young guy and have this problem on all my bikes, and a foot peg...
Forum: Road warriors 04-02-2015, 08:02 AM
Replies: 410
Views: 103,942
Posted By dman
Thanks for more impressions. I have a 650 dual...

Thanks for more impressions. I have a 650 dual sport and an older air-cooled Ducati, so I am really tempted by a good combo of their characteristics, but not as hard-edged as the original air-cooled...
Forum: Road warriors 04-01-2015, 12:20 PM
Replies: 96
Views: 7,619
Posted By dman
TR650 has a Safari tank available too, which...

TR650 has a Safari tank available too, which makes range a non-issue. And TR650 Strada has ABS also. OTOH it's kind of an orphan, but that also be a non-issue. A friend who is a year-round commuter...
Forum: Road warriors 04-01-2015, 07:38 AM
Replies: 96
Views: 7,619
Posted By dman
I was doing 80 miles (40 each way) and it was...

I was doing 80 miles (40 each way) and it was fine. Remember, a lot of these miles are lane splitting and I keep under 30 mph for that. Also, I mentioned the big aftermarket tank. Dual sport thumpers...
Forum: Road warriors 03-31-2015, 10:11 PM
Replies: 96
Views: 7,619
Posted By dman
I just noticed this thread. I have owned a '99...

I just noticed this thread. I have owned a '99 M900 since new, also have a DL650 and DR650 (more recent acquisitions). I have commuted all over the west/South Bay, most recently from Santa Cruz to...
Forum: Road warriors 03-31-2015, 09:33 PM
Replies: 410
Views: 103,942
Posted By dman
Thanks, this is good to know. I have an...

Thanks, this is good to know. I have an air-cooled Ducati 900 so I have some reference. But the Hyperstrada that I rode in 2013 was pretty jerky, though not unrideable. Sounds like there has been an...
Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 03-31-2015, 08:45 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,184
Posted By dman
Hi there Hans! Well, this is closer to home...

Hi there Hans!

Well, this is closer to home than last year's rally in Colorado, so I have no excuse not to attend. I may be selling my Wee, but I do have another Suzuki 650 which should be OK,...
Forum: Road warriors 03-31-2015, 04:42 PM
Replies: 410
Views: 103,942
Posted By dman
So almost two years ago I test rode the 'Strada...

So almost two years ago I test rode the 'Strada http://http://www.advrider.com/forums/showpost.php?p=21282587&postcount=143, but decided to keep with my current fleet, but now I'm feeling the urge...
Forum: Thumpers 03-31-2015, 04:21 PM
Replies: 108,298
Views: 21,663,375
Posted By dman
Interesting, I put the darts at the back (behind...

Interesting, I put the darts at the back (behind the fuel cap). That seemed to match the shape of the tank better, though I may tweak it again. I also sewed my loops at the bottom of the bags. It was...
Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 03-30-2015, 09:39 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,001
Posted By dman
Get a map. The paper kind, and not a DeLorme type...

Get a map. The paper kind, and not a DeLorme type of atlas which shows too many roads, some of which are private. The old AAA "Bay and River Area" was great, but I'm sure a good book store or even...
Forum: Day Trippin' 03-30-2015, 06:31 AM
Replies: 630
Views: 131,046
Posted By dman
I'm really enjoying the bird pictures, Dave (and...

I'm really enjoying the bird pictures, Dave (and I'm not a birder). Just FYI, I've been over Carson Pass three times in the last month, always on 4 wheels, and two of those times, about 2 weeks...
Forum: Thumpers 03-29-2015, 08:12 PM
Replies: 108,298
Views: 21,663,375
Posted By dman
Have you actually used this tool? I've been...

Have you actually used this tool? I've been tempted but have also heard that it's junk. Though it's not a big investment ...

-dman
Forum: Thumpers 03-28-2015, 06:22 PM
Replies: 108,298
Views: 21,663,375
Posted By dman
Thanks - this gives some good ideas....

Thanks - this gives some good ideas. Unfortunately, the cheap (as in inexpensive) panniers that I got from Procycle have no straps or hooks at the bottom - just the over-the-tank connection. So until...
Forum: Thumpers 03-28-2015, 04:34 PM
Replies: 108,298
Views: 21,663,375
Posted By dman
Comfort upgrades

Hi there ... I went cold-turkey on advrider and the DR thread about 1000 posts back but I'm relapsing. I've been trying to simplify my life and want to see if I'd be happy with my DR as my only bike...
Forum: Thumpers 01-01-2015, 09:06 AM
Replies: 108,298
Views: 21,663,375
Posted By dman
So do any US owners or others know if it fits...

So do any US owners or others know if it fits over the US tail light? As for the size and shape, I actually think a long/narrow rack is handy for occasional urban/errand or trail use, as it lets you...
Forum: Thumpers 12-28-2014, 05:10 PM
Replies: 108,298
Views: 21,663,375
Posted By dman
I did it myself - and I broke the fingers on the...

I did it myself - and I broke the fingers on the clutch basket. But that was probably because of how I jammed a wrench in the fingers to keep it from turning. So don't do what I did - use a proper...
Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 11-08-2014, 04:47 PM
Replies: 8,003
Views: 1,303,042
Posted By dman
I can see it now ... The "New Africa Twin" thread...

I can see it now ... The "New Africa Twin" thread thread in Nov 2030: "for the 2031 XNC1000XR Adventure, bold new graphics bu no other changes"
Forum: Thumpers 10-15-2014, 08:25 PM
Replies: 108,298
Views: 21,663,375
Posted By dman
Between DR650 owners and DL650 owners (I have one...

Between DR650 owners and DL650 owners (I have one of each), not to mention KLR's, I think Shinko could sell all the tires they can make.

-dman
Forum: Thumpers 10-15-2014, 08:10 PM
Replies: 108,298
Views: 21,663,375
Posted By dman
The surf report on the radio this morning said...

The surf report on the radio this morning said that ocean temps were below 60 degrees F for the first time in 7 months. It was raining this morning too - I drove :<( But yesterday was perfect DR...
Forum: Thumpers 10-07-2014, 08:56 PM
Replies: 108,298
Views: 21,663,375
Posted By dman
My 21 y/o daughter just got her motorcycle...

My 21 y/o daughter just got her motorcycle license. So it's not ALL kids.

-dman
Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 10-03-2014, 02:06 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 628
Posted By dman
I live in Santa Cruz which is at the northwest...

I live in Santa Cruz which is at the northwest end of Monterey Bay. Lots to like, certainly some adjustment compared to New England (I'm a native northern Californian but my wife's from Western Mass....
Forum: Thumpers 10-03-2014, 08:41 AM
Replies: 108,298
Views: 21,663,375
Posted By dman
A little offf topic but this reminds me that I...

A little offf topic but this reminds me that I drove through your neck of the woods last summer, from Middlebury CT to Agawam past Barkhamsted and it was stunning. I wished I was on my DR instead of...
Forum: Thumpers 09-24-2014, 08:39 PM
Replies: 108,298
Views: 21,663,375
Posted By dman
And a good collection of yellow stickers also :D ...

And a good collection of yellow stickers also :D

-dman
Forum: Racing 09-14-2014, 08:20 AM
Replies: 138
Views: 15,185
Posted By dman
Yesterday my local paper had a picture of Rossi...

Yesterday my local paper had a picture of Rossi crashing in practice. I'm pretty sure that's the first reference to MotoGP, maybe any kind of motorcycle racing, since the last GP at Laguna Seca...
Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 09-14-2014, 08:01 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 832
Posted By dman
California has State ORV parks. Carnegie isn't...

California has State ORV parks. Carnegie isn't too far from Walnut Creek, and Prairie City and Hollister are reasonable day trips. Walnut Creek is not too far from various western slope Sierra riding...
Forum: Thumpers 09-13-2014, 08:05 PM
Replies: 108,298
Views: 21,663,375
Posted By dman
I just pulled a 705 off the front of my Strom...

I just pulled a 705 off the front of my Strom after 20,900 miles. It still had legal tread but was horribly scalloped and noisy. But rear 705 mileage on the Strom has been OK, not great (8K miles)....
Forum: Thumpers 09-06-2014, 10:35 AM
Replies: 108,298
Views: 21,663,375
Posted By dman
Tires

I swapped out my well-worn D606's yesterday and went for a quick 25 mile break-in ride on the new treads this morning. Other than a brief foray onto a 25 foot stretch of dirt shoulder, it was all...
Forum: Thumpers 08-19-2014, 08:41 PM
Replies: 108,298
Views: 21,663,375
Posted By dman
And not just two wheels. I own 3 motorcycles, 3...

And not just two wheels. I own 3 motorcycles, 3 bicycles - and 3 pairs of hiking boots. Any day I could be out using any of them I also have a 4wd truck and when I need a 4 seater or want to stay...
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