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Forum: Americas Yesterday, 03:56 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 432
Posted By eakins
google maps app on you phone uses waze data so...

google maps app on you phone uses waze data so just open that of you're just looking for jams ahead.
http://www.technobuffalo.com/2014/02/04/google-maps-using-waze-data-to-offer-faster-directions/
Forum: Americas Yesterday, 03:50 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 306
Posted By eakins
in addition: I'd do it right and put new chain...

in addition:
I'd do it right and put new chain & sprockets on before you leave.
I'd also put all new bearings in the wheels plus new tires/tubes.
Change the oil before you leave with a type 5...
Forum: Americas Yesterday, 03:43 PM
Replies: 28,444
Views: 2,467,195
Posted By eakins
How do you know that is monitoring traffic? ...

How do you know that is monitoring traffic?
Soooo many people own those today it could just be someone flying it for fun.
Forum: Americas Yesterday, 03:42 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 152
Posted By eakins
Sounds like a plan. I would start practicing...

Sounds like a plan.
I would start practicing now https://www.duolingo.com/
vrs relying 100% on someone else for language.
You never know when they could have an issue and drop off/bail on you and...
Forum: The Rockies It's all downhill from here... Yesterday, 03:29 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,279
Posted By eakins
Just a thought. I know the MSR bags work,...

Just a thought.

I know the MSR bags work, seen em in action, but consider they are $40 for the 6L version. For $10 more ($50) plus some s+h you can get those 7L fuel bladders i posted earlier....
Forum: The Rockies It's all downhill from here... Yesterday, 03:07 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 229
Posted By eakins
Very nice! I hope to make that. I also see that...

Very nice! I hope to make that.
I also see that Wild Woods Brewery is next door and open at 2. :evil
Forum: Americas Yesterday, 01:32 PM
Replies: 28,444
Views: 2,467,195
Posted By eakins
If anyone takes the road from El Tuito (south of...

If anyone takes the road from El Tuito (south of Vallarta on 200)
west and down to the coast (to Cabo Corrientes > Mayto/Tehuamixtle)
you will see the raicilla fields. I know some of the distillers...
Forum: The Rockies It's all downhill from here... Yesterday, 02:24 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 686
Posted By eakins
Since she is close she should see if she can find...

Since she is close she should see if she can find a place to play in FoCo
http://www.focoma.org/
http://www.scenemagazine.info/
http://fortcollinslivemusic.weebly.com/
http://spokesbuzz.org/...
Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan Yesterday, 02:07 AM
Replies: 6,989
Views: 1,275,998
Posted By eakins
I'd figure out a screen-like protection cover...

I'd figure out a screen-like protection cover (mesh screen) over the front of the motor if you ride on dirt. Rocks are thrown up ALL the time and one will hit that filter eventually.

You could...
Forum: Day Trippin' 04-26-2015, 11:11 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,403
Posted By eakins
sweet & bummer!

sweet & bummer!
Forum: Hacks 04-26-2015, 08:43 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,126
Posted By eakins
Isn't that now a car w/o a roof?

Isn't that now a car w/o a roof?
Forum: Thumpers 04-26-2015, 07:23 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 154
Posted By eakins
riser are either 7/8 or 1 1/8 universal.

riser are either 7/8 or 1 1/8 universal.
Forum: Thumpers 04-26-2015, 06:40 PM
Replies: 549
Views: 68,611
Posted By eakins
No need to as you have a plan. Just pointing...

No need to as you have a plan.
Just pointing out some tweaks if it's possible for ya.
Have fun!
Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 04-26-2015, 06:35 PM
Replies: 420
Views: 84,630
Posted By eakins
Here is a folding shift & brake lever ...

Here is a folding shift & brake lever
http://www.vstroma.com/FldgFootShiftLever.htm
http://www.touratech-usa.com/Store/2148/PN-390-0174/Folding-Brake-Pedal-Suzuki-V-Strom-DL650
Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 04-26-2015, 06:32 PM
Replies: 420
Views: 84,630
Posted By eakins
Nice thing about the way Suzuki built this model...

Nice thing about the way Suzuki built this model is every mod for 2012+ Vstroms will fit this bike.
Forum: The Rockies It's all downhill from here... 04-26-2015, 05:57 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,063
Posted By eakins
This is worth linking to: Geek's Guide to...

This is worth linking to:

Geek's Guide to Colorado.
http://www.advrider.com/forums/showthread.php?t=557461
Forum: The Rockies It's all downhill from here... 04-26-2015, 05:55 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 205
Posted By eakins
It technically is but it's just a straight &...

It technically is but it's just a straight & boring ride from the Cortez to the 4 corners. Many choose to cut across to/from Mexican Hat on more interesting roads. Choice is yours.
Forum: The Rockies It's all downhill from here... 04-26-2015, 05:23 PM
Replies: 600
Views: 50,779
Posted By eakins
April is #3...thought you locals all knew this?...

April is #3...thought you locals all knew this? :norton
http://www.skyviewweather.com/2011/03/02/march-is-colorados-snowiest-month-along-the-front-range/

Either way, the added snowpack is welcome!
Forum: The Rockies It's all downhill from here... 04-26-2015, 04:50 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 205
Posted By eakins
good ideas! The McElmo canyon way is just a...

good ideas!

The McElmo canyon way is just a fast connector (between the 2 BDRs) on paved, but a beautiful paved road none the less.
Forum: The Rockies It's all downhill from here... 04-26-2015, 04:47 PM
Replies: 192
Views: 22,707
Posted By eakins
UDBDR map or our UT state map? Our state map...

UDBDR map or our UT state map?
Our state map list some dual-sport roads too plus the best paved roads.

maybe start real early and ride pavement down to a meeting point north of I-70 and then work...
Forum: The Rockies It's all downhill from here... 04-26-2015, 04:44 PM
Replies: 192
Views: 22,707
Posted By eakins
:thumb That's really gonna give you great...

:thumb
That's really gonna give you great detail on all the available dirt roads.
Forum: The Rockies It's all downhill from here... 04-26-2015, 04:40 PM
Replies: 113
Views: 3,695
Posted By eakins
I thought 14 is Bear Valley Rd and the Yampa...

I thought 14 is Bear Valley Rd and the Yampa Bench rd is 14N?
Forum: The Rockies It's all downhill from here... 04-26-2015, 04:38 PM
Replies: 113
Views: 3,695
Posted By eakins
It's actually very restricted where you can camp...

It's actually very restricted where you can camp up there. The parking lot just before the springs on the right only holds a few spots and you can't camp right next to the parking area. All the rest...
Forum: Thumpers 04-26-2015, 04:22 PM
Replies: 549
Views: 68,611
Posted By eakins
Pull bolts and add anti-seize 1st.

Pull bolts and add anti-seize 1st.
Forum: Thumpers 04-26-2015, 03:32 PM
Replies: 549
Views: 68,611
Posted By eakins
Mulege is ALOT nicer town than Santa...

Mulege is ALOT nicer town than Santa Rosalia!!!!!!!!
Plus your group can ride out and see Bahia Conception.

What no stop in Bahia de los Angeles?
Forum: Thumpers 04-26-2015, 03:27 PM
Replies: 108,012
Views: 21,580,537
Posted By eakins
Time to change your chain and sprockets. Stock...

Time to change your chain and sprockets.
Stock chain only lasts that long for most.
Procycle has a full kit.

Run the new front sprocket 8-10k mi and then replace with the same.
They wear out...
Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 04-26-2015, 03:20 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 5,158
Posted By eakins
That took alot of time and $ to built that...

That took alot of time and $ to built that however. Very different than stock.

At this point wait till the AJP PR7 is sold in the US as it's the same motor.
AJP is building the bike and the US...
Forum: The Rockies It's all downhill from here... 04-26-2015, 12:36 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 205
Posted By eakins
Mc Elmo canyon/CR g thru Aneth to connect Cortez...

Mc Elmo canyon/CR g thru Aneth to connect Cortez and Mexican Hat. Unless you have a burning desire to visit the 4 corners monument (which is in the wrong location anyway) this is what I would do.
Forum: Equipment 04-26-2015, 10:50 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 593
Posted By eakins
Caribou Cases makes a kit of 4 alum spacers to...

Caribou Cases makes a kit of 4 alum spacers to deal with that.
Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 04-26-2015, 12:59 AM
Replies: 7,805
Views: 1,279,924
Posted By eakins
So this bike is a diesel? :ear

So this bike is a diesel? :ear
Forum: Thumpers 04-25-2015, 09:15 PM
Replies: 549
Views: 68,611
Posted By eakins
Like any new bike purchased, I would remove every...

Like any new bike purchased, I would remove every on critically torqued bolt (such as motor assy bolts), apply blue locktite and put the bolt back in tight.
At a minimum put a wrench on every bolt...
Forum: Thumpers 04-24-2015, 05:41 PM
Replies: 214
Views: 8,516
Posted By eakins
Mfg need to meet an across the board emissions...

Mfg need to meet an across the board emissions avg. for that year.
Newer clean bikes/scooters can off set older & dirtier models and thus Suzuki can still sell the DR & DRZ. That avg. to be meet...
Forum: The Rockies It's all downhill from here... 04-24-2015, 02:59 PM
Replies: 681
Views: 99,694
Posted By eakins
I hear ya Norm. RMAR is already featuring...

I hear ya Norm.

RMAR is already featuring WW trails with their Meeker Rendezvous https://sites.google.com/site/wagonwheeltrails/maps

Moffat seems to be the one most of the radar as it's so far...
Forum: Vendors 04-24-2015, 02:43 PM
Replies: 1,040
Views: 112,830
Posted By eakins
Sound like a nice connection in for the upper...

Sound like a nice connection in for the upper mid-west folks.

Build entry points in from all directions and offer them as optional spurs.
Forum: Vendors 04-24-2015, 02:32 PM
Replies: 556
Views: 91,840
Posted By eakins
A new vendor thread is really appropriate at this...

A new vendor thread is really appropriate at this point!

An official Mitas corporate post from you or someone at Mitas who handles social media full time. You represent Mitas but not really.

It...
Forum: Vendors 04-24-2015, 02:23 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 2,081
Posted By eakins
Originally Posted by dewaynehasty View Post Is...

Originally Posted by dewaynehasty View Post
Is there a schedule out yet? I'm curious to see if it is 3 days of riding or 2. I know it is 3 nights hotel.
...
Forum: Thumpers 04-24-2015, 11:44 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 149
Posted By eakins
120 or 130 17" rear tires are what people use up...

120 or 130 17" rear tires are what people use up front.
out back people sometime go up to 150 or down to 130.
if you go heavier then the bike feels more sluggish.

i think a 120 up front with a...
Forum: Thumpers 04-24-2015, 11:32 AM
Replies: 108,012
Views: 21,580,537
Posted By eakins
far from it. 5'9" is average so you are in the...

far from it. 5'9" is average so you are in the range of most.
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Template:Average_height_around_the_world
take a trip sometime to guatemala and you will feel like a giant...
Forum: Thumpers 04-23-2015, 09:40 PM
Replies: 214
Views: 8,516
Posted By eakins
Sure it's older but so what? Some people want new...

Sure it's older but so what? Some people want new things.
So we should all buy only used hockey pucks, baseballs, basketballs etc. because those are old designs? :lol3
Forum: Thumpers 04-23-2015, 09:32 PM
Replies: 108,012
Views: 21,580,537
Posted By eakins
Australian dollars?

Australian dollars?
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