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Forum: Thumpers Today, 03:30 PM
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Posted By TrophyHunter
This ^^^^ Got a great deal on the original...

This ^^^^ Got a great deal on the original purchase - not Bob great, but - learned a ton here which I applied to the bike, rode it for 6 years. I figure if you pay (lose) $500 per year for all the...
Forum: Thumpers Today, 01:37 PM
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Posted By TrophyHunter
Agree with the comments on the bike sale. I just...

Agree with the comments on the bike sale. I just sold mine with $2000 more stuff than yours plus threw in easily $300 worth of filters, seals, bearings, new clutch cable, 2 Seat Concepts seats........
Forum: Thumpers 04-15-2015, 09:18 AM
Replies: 107,687
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Posted By TrophyHunter
Well, the DR is on it's way to a new home in...

Well, the DR is on it's way to a new home in Portland....along with the saddlebags and tailbag packed with oil filters, seals, bearings, etc.

Then I cleaned out the garage - HERE'S...
Forum: Thumpers 04-09-2015, 09:50 AM
Replies: 107,687
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Posted By TrophyHunter
Wheel Set...

Wheel Set (http://advrider.com/forums/showthread.php?t=1056351)

PM me if you think the pricing is too high. Thx

Also have the aluminum RotoPax mounting plates for the WM side racks with 1 Fuel...
Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 04-07-2015, 02:20 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 309
Posted By TrophyHunter
thx Cyber - fingered it out :norton

thx Cyber - fingered it out :norton
Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 04-07-2015, 01:58 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 309
Posted By TrophyHunter
Stolen Bike - my son's Kawa ZX-14

Stolen from Escondido CA sometime last night. Probably got tossed in a van and headed south, but....

I had a buddy check border cameras and license plate readers for the San Diego area - nothing....
Forum: Thumpers 04-05-2015, 05:40 PM
Replies: 107,687
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Posted By TrophyHunter
Appreciate the kind words - very hard choice. ...

Appreciate the kind words - very hard choice.

Ark - after the bike goes with negotiated extras, I'll post up the remaining things in the flea market.
Forum: Thumpers 04-05-2015, 03:35 PM
Replies: 107,687
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Posted By TrophyHunter
Cheap plug...

Cheap plug (http://www.advrider.com/forums/showthread.php?t=1055328)

It's been fun here - wish you all the best.
Forum: Thumpers 04-01-2015, 10:05 PM
Replies: 107,687
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Posted By TrophyHunter
Actually forgot it was April 1st. 1st post...

Actually forgot it was April 1st.

1st post stands.
Forum: Thumpers 04-01-2015, 05:59 PM
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Posted By TrophyHunter
Feelers out. I may be done riding DS stuff...

Feelers out.

I may be done riding DS stuff so with 4 bikes in the garage, the DR and WR may go.

I prepped my '05 for RTW travel but more than 2 or 3 days will never happen. It's loaded so if...
Forum: Thumpers 04-01-2015, 04:55 PM
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Posted By TrophyHunter
vacuum - long funnel - straw if needed taped on...

vacuum - long funnel - straw if needed taped on the funnel. Put the vacuum against the cup of the funnel by the down tube. It will stay in place from the suction.

I've used this to get all the...
Forum: Thumpers 03-30-2015, 10:23 PM
Replies: 107,687
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Posted By TrophyHunter
I've had 2 of the $24.99 ones from Discount Ramps...

I've had 2 of the $24.99 ones from Discount Ramps (http://www.discountramps.com/wheel-chocks-straps/c/21100/) for 6 years. I mounted the "catch" in my truck bed and pop the chock in when needed. No...
Forum: Thumpers 03-28-2015, 09:13 AM
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Views: 428,590
Posted By TrophyHunter
Our family friends built The Teton Teepee...

Our family friends built The Teton Teepee (http://tetonteepee.com/) so we had ski trips there as kids. Now I want to go back in the summer for some moto experience. Beautiful area.

nzrian - I know...
Forum: Thumpers 03-25-2015, 02:09 PM
Replies: 107,687
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Posted By TrophyHunter
Nicely sorted bike and looks like a great day. ...

Nicely sorted bike and looks like a great day. Thx for the pic.
Forum: Thumpers 03-25-2015, 09:46 AM
Replies: 107,687
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Posted By TrophyHunter
Please post pics of wife ...or SUV Wait...

Please post pics of wife

...or SUV

Wait for responses here as potentially similar to bull.




:hide
Forum: Thumpers 03-19-2015, 08:50 AM
Replies: 107,687
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Posted By TrophyHunter
Yup - in the trail kit and used in the garage...

Yup - in the trail kit and used in the garage with success. Very light, too.
Forum: Thumpers 03-18-2015, 06:30 PM
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Posted By TrophyHunter
Funny - yup....I was stationed in PHX for 6...

Funny - yup....I was stationed in PHX for 6 years, mostly working the flight line so i getcha.



Excellent point. With the mostly dry rocky stuff we can ride 'em almost down to nubs.
Forum: Thumpers 03-18-2015, 03:23 PM
Replies: 107,687
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Posted By TrophyHunter
Man, you picked the weekend for it. It was a...

Man, you picked the weekend for it. It was a chilly 94 at the house and I got a 97 reading driving around SD. Crazy warm. Back to 78 at the house today. Suckage all around. :D
Forum: Thumpers 03-18-2015, 11:18 AM
Replies: 107,687
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Posted By TrophyHunter
Yup. I have the gripper top on my SC DS seat and...

Yup. I have the gripper top on my SC DS seat and it's GRIPPY (strange, huh?). It becomes uncomfortable due to the constant grab.

I went with Carbon Fiber top and gripper sides on my DR Commuter...
Forum: Thumpers 03-17-2015, 04:58 PM
Replies: 107,687
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Posted By TrophyHunter
Sorry it's not working out for you as mine does...

Sorry it's not working out for you as mine does fine. Did you get the foam density correct for your weight? As mentioned, inexpensive options like sheepskin or a beaded addition? Maybe even a piece...
Forum: Thumpers 03-17-2015, 11:23 AM
Replies: 107,687
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Posted By TrophyHunter
Yes, you are my moto brother, with the same...

Yes, you are my moto brother, with the same deficiencies. Which is why Jeff goes to Aruba every year on vacation - funded by me. :D
Forum: Thumpers 03-13-2015, 09:30 PM
Replies: 107,687
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Posted By TrophyHunter
Of course...! I go to DV in Jan to avoid the...

Of course...! I go to DV in Jan to avoid the crowds and NOW you show up. :D

Offer still stands if ya get in early and are closer to the border.
Forum: Thumpers 03-12-2015, 06:25 AM
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Posted By TrophyHunter
Best wishes in your next steps. Thx for sharing...

Best wishes in your next steps. Thx for sharing while here. :freaky
Forum: Thumpers 03-10-2015, 08:24 PM
Replies: 107,687
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Posted By TrophyHunter
http://advrider.com/forums/showthread.php?t=927215...

http://advrider.com/forums/showthread.php?t=927215

^^^ in the vendors section. Interesting development and I'd be leaning their way if I had a need.

Mongle - I'm in the same boat with ya. My...
Forum: Thumpers 03-09-2015, 05:47 PM
Replies: 107,687
Views: 21,483,366
Posted By TrophyHunter
I agree with ya. I usually give a thumbs up then...

I agree with ya. I usually give a thumbs up then down so I get a response either way. I don't know if it was evident you needed help or not but nobody stopped, no cars, no non-HD's....?

I...
Forum: Thumpers 03-09-2015, 02:26 PM
Replies: 107,687
Views: 21,483,366
Posted By TrophyHunter
Just learn their characteristics and ride....and...

Just learn their characteristics and ride....and smile.

Congrats on the new to you scoot.
Forum: Thumpers 03-09-2015, 01:20 PM
Replies: 107,687
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Posted By TrophyHunter
Only if you're running 10-40 Semi-Synth at the...

Only if you're running 10-40 Semi-Synth at the same time. :rofl

As always, skill, tire condition and riding conditions etc play a big part. I have the Trakmaster and a Scorpion XCMH on my dirt...
Forum: Thumpers 03-09-2015, 10:00 AM
Replies: 107,687
Views: 21,483,366
Posted By TrophyHunter
It's true the Strom is way more street oriented...

It's true the Strom is way more street oriented but like anything, you can push it's limits. I had one for 8 years and did plenty of dirt roads and a little 2 track on it. Many have done more as a...
Forum: Thumpers 02-28-2015, 05:40 AM
Replies: 3,104
Views: 400,026
Posted By TrophyHunter
I'm not a carb expert but use a little caution to...

I'm not a carb expert but use a little caution to make sure that didn't push the mixture to the dangerous side of lean. I felt an immediate increase on my DR650 just pulling the snorkel but went...
Forum: Thumpers 02-27-2015, 12:20 PM
Replies: 107,687
Views: 21,483,366
Posted By TrophyHunter
Not the place to continue this discussion. I...

Not the place to continue this discussion. I know what works in real life but get your point.

Onward and forward.

Enjoy.
Forum: Thumpers 02-26-2015, 09:34 PM
Replies: 107,687
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Posted By TrophyHunter
Thx but my wife will be working for a while and I...

Thx but my wife will be working for a while and I fell into a great job working from home with some perks. Can't pass it up and it will allow our complete retirement to be more comfortable.
...
Forum: Thumpers 02-26-2015, 09:23 PM
Replies: 107,687
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Posted By TrophyHunter
Mr Idiot - nicely done! If the plastic gets in...

Mr Idiot - nicely done! If the plastic gets in the way, hit it with a heat gun and put it where ya want it. Worked for me.

Wish I knew the AZ thing was happening, I would've gotten the DR over...
Forum: Thumpers 02-26-2015, 05:07 PM
Replies: 107,687
Views: 21,483,366
Posted By TrophyHunter
Well, I'll admit that since I got my degree in...

Well, I'll admit that since I got my degree in '86 and recently spent 4 years working next to the Consumer Fraud unit at the District Attorney's Office, I could be incorrect, but THIS ...
Forum: Thumpers 02-25-2015, 05:52 PM
Replies: 107,687
Views: 21,483,366
Posted By TrophyHunter
:rofl Cyberdos - I get your point re the...

:rofl

Cyberdos - I get your point re the chain. When I bought my DR, the PO told me "I think I have it listed too low...I have 19 voicemails." I told him he did and that it was his bike. Re-list...
Forum: Thumpers 02-25-2015, 10:53 AM
Replies: 107,687
Views: 21,483,366
Posted By TrophyHunter
Consumer law clearly states that they have to...

Consumer law clearly states that they have to sell if for the listed price. Their error - their problem. Message them that in no uncertain terms along with a "to avoid a dispute filing with Amazon,...
Forum: Thumpers 02-23-2015, 08:33 PM
Replies: 107,687
Views: 21,483,366
Posted By TrophyHunter
Yup, Rusty - funny stuff - :D I love good...

Yup, Rusty - funny stuff - :D I love good wordplay and usually catch stuff like that.

Nicely done, mcbroom.
Forum: Thumpers 02-23-2015, 01:07 PM
Replies: 107,687
Views: 21,483,366
Posted By TrophyHunter
https://www.rbracing-rsr.com/chainlength.html ...

https://www.rbracing-rsr.com/chainlength.html

Had to use this helping a neighbor set up a SUMO and Dirt set of wheels for his DRZ. Worked well.
Forum: Thumpers 02-23-2015, 10:13 AM
Replies: 107,687
Views: 21,483,366
Posted By TrophyHunter
That obvious, huh? :D Well, I couldn't take...

That obvious, huh? :D

Well, I couldn't take it. Redid my front axle clamp properly.

Another thing - hats off to those who ride in mud a lot. Growing up in Utah, I was used to it a bit but have...
Forum: Thumpers 02-23-2015, 09:58 AM
Replies: 107,687
Views: 21,483,366
Posted By TrophyHunter
"..what's that, babe..? You're gonna shut me...

"..what's that, babe..? You're gonna shut me down?"

"...feel free.....if you can figure out where I'm gettin' it..." :evil
Forum: Thumpers 02-22-2015, 09:01 AM
Replies: 107,687
Views: 21,483,366
Posted By TrophyHunter
Coin toss for me. I just switched out wheel sets...

Coin toss for me. I just switched out wheel sets yesterday. I always torque the axles to spec but 50/50 on the clamp nuts. No excuses or reasons other than breaking out the inch/lb wrench. Snug...
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