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Forum: West – California, the desert southwest and whatever is left Yesterday, 10:01 PM
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Posted By Downs
RTW ADVer needs advice in Alpine, Ca

ADVRIDER Inmate PirateDunk is doing a RTW ride. He's from Australia and is about to start his ride south though Baja and is looking for pointers on Baja/Mexico side of the border. I told him I'd...
Forum: Thumpers Yesterday, 09:35 PM
Replies: 832
Views: 108,434
Posted By Downs
Seems like a crappy fuel pump design on their...

Seems like a crappy fuel pump design on their part if you HAVE to have it covered in fuel. Dunno. If you wanted full use of the fuel in the tank I'd simply ride it with a spare couple of liters on...
Forum: Thumpers Yesterday, 06:25 PM
Replies: 832
Views: 108,434
Posted By Downs
Fuel for cooling is pretty much the same for any...

Fuel for cooling is pretty much the same for any fuel injected bike (or car for that matter) with an in tank pump. I doubt the RX3 designers took into account fuel for cooling the pump but hey I may...
Forum: Road Warriors Yesterday, 03:16 PM
Replies: 10,637
Views: 1,833,025
Posted By Downs
I so wanted one of those when they were still...

I so wanted one of those when they were still being made :norton The smallish fuel tank and small subframe made me shy away though. Wonder if Givi ever made a rear rack for topcase/sidecases for...
Forum: West – California, the desert southwest and whatever is left Yesterday, 11:00 AM
Replies: 10,794
Views: 905,638
Posted By Downs
I'm going to assume he probably didn't tell them...

I'm going to assume he probably didn't tell them it happened off pavement :rofl

"yeah I don't know what happened, was driving down the road all slow and nice and all of a sudden something broke. "
Forum: West – California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 07-02-2015, 12:21 PM
Replies: 10,794
Views: 905,638
Posted By Downs
The way his was setup wasn't happening. The axle...

The way his was setup wasn't happening. The axle needed to be right where it was supposed to be. He blew out one tire and heavily damaged the sidewalls of two other tires just moving it out of thew...
Forum: Equipment 07-02-2015, 10:20 AM
Replies: 380
Views: 51,861
Posted By Downs
Finally measure it, sorry for the delay. ...

Finally measure it, sorry for the delay.

It's between 6 and 7 mm right now. :freaky
Forum: West – California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 07-02-2015, 10:12 AM
Replies: 10,794
Views: 905,638
Posted By Downs
You can't coast down when your axle wants to walk...

You can't coast down when your axle wants to walk out from under the Jeep.

The Wrangler uses a 4-link rear with a panhard rod setup. The mount on the axle that the panhard rod hooks to along with...
Forum: West – California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 06-30-2015, 12:41 PM
Replies: 10,794
Views: 905,638
Posted By Downs
THere were two trail blocking break downs that...

THere were two trail blocking break downs that day. One was a jeep Wrangler from our group that got his axle side mount for his panhad rod and one control arm ripped off. We tried to rig a fix but...
Forum: Day Trippin' 06-29-2015, 07:50 AM
Replies: 0
Views: 169
Posted By Downs
SDAR NOOB/BIKE BIKE Ride 28 June

San Diego Adventure Riders "NOOB"/Bike Bike ride in Cleveland Ntl Forest around Alpine, Ca.

Lots of graded high speed road...
Forum: West – California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 06-27-2015, 08:27 PM
Replies: 10,794
Views: 905,638
Posted By Downs
Was just up there today in the Jeep. Lots of...

Was just up there today in the Jeep. Lots of traffic.
Forum: The Perfect Line and Other Riding Myths 06-26-2015, 08:08 PM
Replies: 4,055
Views: 615,871
Posted By Downs
Here ya go. Highly inefficient lol. BY the time...

Here ya go. Highly inefficient lol. BY the time you get to that point you might as well just go the rest of the way on wildcat canyon but more fun that traffic :P Ignore the loops cause I couldn't...
Forum: The Perfect Line and Other Riding Myths 06-26-2015, 08:43 AM
Replies: 4,055
Views: 615,871
Posted By Downs
I'm out and about on my phone right now I'll post...

I'm out and about on my phone right now I'll post up or PM you a google maps link when I get home. :)



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Forum: Equipment 06-26-2015, 08:39 AM
Replies: 7,469
Views: 3,087,203
Posted By Downs
What kind of compression sacks are those? ...

What kind of compression sacks are those?


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Forum: Equipment 06-24-2015, 09:50 PM
Replies: 380
Views: 51,861
Posted By Downs
I forgot to measure it for the video because I...

I forgot to measure it for the video because I didn't have a new front tire to measure new tread depth. I'm on duty right now I'll measure when I go tour the barracks. If you only have 2000 miles...
Forum: The Perfect Line and Other Riding Myths 06-24-2015, 09:47 PM
Replies: 4,055
Views: 615,871
Posted By Downs
I hate that section of the 67. If I need to go...

I hate that section of the 67. If I need to go to Ramona during "high traffic" times from where I live in Lakeside I come up on dirt roads out of the Indian Reservation via Garrett Mine Trail and...
Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 06-24-2015, 03:13 PM
Replies: 4,540
Views: 886,162
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I really like those trailers. What's the Approx...

I really like those trailers. What's the Approx weight limit on something like that. :freaky
Forum: Equipment 06-24-2015, 03:07 PM
Replies: 380
Views: 51,861
Posted By Downs
I have less noise out of these than I did out of...

I have less noise out of these than I did out of my 705s.
Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 06-24-2015, 06:41 AM
Replies: 4,540
Views: 886,162
Posted By Downs
I just clean it if I ever have the tank off and...

I just clean it if I ever have the tank off and replace it at the recommended intervals since mine sees some dirt use.
Forum: Equipment 06-23-2015, 11:05 PM
Replies: 380
Views: 51,861
Posted By Downs
<iframe width="560" height="315"...

<iframe width="560" height="315" src="https://www.youtube.com/embed/0gzPS00ZYCY" frameborder="0" allowfullscreen></iframe>
Forum: The Perfect Line and Other Riding Myths 06-21-2015, 05:38 AM
Replies: 39,957
Views: 10,696,603
Posted By Downs
I had an 07 FZ6 that had factory under tail...

I had an 07 FZ6 that had factory under tail exhaust. Worked just fine and while you could tell there were elevated temps UNDER the seat when you took it off it wasn't too bad and on the seat were...
Forum: Road Warriors 06-20-2015, 03:58 AM
Replies: 2,594
Views: 487,854
Posted By Downs
Check your airfilter. When they get clogged up...

Check your airfilter. When they get clogged up and cause a restriction you start to draw more air though the PCV system which in turn draws more oil up with it. You'd be surpised how quick you can...
Forum: Equipment 06-18-2015, 06:39 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 2,963
Posted By Downs
Bonus points for bringing a piece of dryer...

Bonus points for bringing a piece of dryer ducting to route the warm exhaust straight into your sleeping bag :freaky
Forum: The Perfect Line and Other Riding Myths 06-18-2015, 06:19 AM
Replies: 4,055
Views: 615,871
Posted By Downs
At the very least you should get a screen shot...

At the very least you should get a screen shot from the video :freaky
Forum: Equipment 06-18-2015, 06:13 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 2,963
Posted By Downs
Kelty Salida 2 2 person tent. DAC Aluminum...

Kelty Salida 2
2 person tent. DAC Aluminum poles (very important IMO fiberglass should be outlawed for tent pole material), 10 sq ft of vestibule space, weight just around 4 lbs. This was my...
Forum: The Rockies – It's all downhill from here... 06-18-2015, 01:01 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 828
Posted By Downs
http://www.advrider.com/forums/showthread.php?t=14...

http://www.advrider.com/forums/showthread.php?t=149585


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Forum: The Rockies – It's all downhill from here... 06-18-2015, 12:59 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 828
Posted By Downs
Look at the tent space sign up thread. Lots of...

Look at the tent space sign up thread. Lots of inmates all over the country offer space to crash.


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Forum: Equipment 06-16-2015, 10:01 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 2,963
Posted By Downs
200 dollars? Good God. Not a whole lot of room...

200 dollars? Good God. Not a whole lot of room for that kind of money, and it looks like it packs pretty large for it's size.

You could always just get something like one of those beach shade...
Forum: The Rockies – It's all downhill from here... 06-16-2015, 09:54 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 828
Posted By Downs
I was just on Peterson for 2 weeks right next to...

I was just on Peterson for 2 weeks right next to their PAX terminal working out of hangar 123. The PAX parking lot is tiny. It was full every day we were there except for weekends. There's another...
Forum: The Perfect Line and Other Riding Myths 06-12-2015, 02:14 AM
Replies: 39,957
Views: 10,696,603
Posted By Downs
Fail= really bald knobbie. ...

Fail= really bald knobbie.

https://scontent-dfw1-1.xx.fbcdn.net/hphotos-xap1/v/t1.0-9/10696358_10153451739673140_919338494813345132_n.jpg?oh=834a41089f6c9d6affb4a5aeffa1ba27&oe=55FF8CD9
Forum: Photos 06-11-2015, 11:43 AM
Replies: 2,980
Views: 425,576
Posted By Downs
Blast from the past when I still had my FJR1300. ...

Blast from the past when I still had my FJR1300. Returning from a MSTA rally in Arkansas. Mount Magazine Sunrise
...
Forum: Mapping & Navigation 06-11-2015, 09:06 AM
Replies: 3,574
Views: 630,244
Posted By Downs
None of those maps will send out an emergency...

None of those maps will send out an emergency signal and have the cavalry to the rescue. None of those maps will send a tracking pin to a webpage so your family can see where you are at.

I...
Forum: Thumpers 06-10-2015, 04:54 PM
Replies: 832
Views: 108,434
Posted By Downs
I want to pay off some stuff and get a matching...

I want to pay off some stuff and get a matching set for Zippo and I. :freaky:freaky:freaky
Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 06-10-2015, 04:51 PM
Replies: 4,540
Views: 886,162
Posted By Downs
That looks like pretty normal wear to me for a...

That looks like pretty normal wear to me for a standard brake rotor. Minimum thickness is actually stamped on the rotor but it's 4.5mm. Doing a quick conversiono of your .170 inches to mms shows...
Forum: The Perfect Line and Other Riding Myths 06-10-2015, 03:51 PM
Replies: 4,055
Views: 615,871
Posted By Downs
Caught this on my helmet camera but didn't think...

Caught this on my helmet camera but didn't think the video was noteworthy enough to save or to get screen shots off of. Was going to to Chula Vista to pick up something from a buddy of mine. Come...
Forum: Equipment 06-08-2015, 03:57 PM
Replies: 247
Views: 23,342
Posted By Downs
HOA problems? I got lucky out here no HOA. Have...

HOA problems? I got lucky out here no HOA. Have a dual band UHF/VHF on the roof right now. After I put it up I noticed a lot of houses in the area that are sporting some nice setups. One guy down...
Forum: Equipment 06-08-2015, 03:07 PM
Replies: 247
Views: 23,342
Posted By Downs
I've had no issues with most local repeaters at...

I've had no issues with most local repeaters at 21 miles even under less than ideal conditions. I can hit Palomar repeaters at about 50 miles with no problem but they are pretty high and even have a...
Forum: Equipment 06-08-2015, 09:51 AM
Replies: 247
Views: 23,342
Posted By Downs
HAHA most seem to be. Can't blame us. I'd much...

HAHA most seem to be. Can't blame us. I'd much rather sacrafice a 27 dollar radio than a 150 dollar radio espeically for a bike that sees dirt use. The UV-5R has some features I like to have over the...
Forum: Equipment 06-07-2015, 07:38 PM
Replies: 247
Views: 23,342
Posted By Downs
Tried the counterpoise no increase in performance...

Tried the counterpoise no increase in performance on 2m and on 70cm actually resulted in a decrease in performance. Also 12v or batter power doesn't make a difference on the external antenna. I'm...
Forum: Equipment 06-07-2015, 07:29 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 406
Posted By Downs
Nagoya 771. I think Diamond sells one in the...

Nagoya 771. I think Diamond sells one in the proper SMA connection as well if you want to get a "name brand" one.
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