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Forum: Thumpers 03-25-2015, 02:10 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 222
Posted By justlookin
Years ago I had a set of forks that made a...

Years ago I had a set of forks that made a distinct knock as they compressed and rebound. When I disassembled I found the piston loose on the top of the cartridge rod. I would do some serious...
Forum: Thumpers 03-14-2015, 05:51 AM
Replies: 8,746
Views: 1,832,672
Posted By justlookin
Just measured my 2013 500 XCW rear axle - 20MM -...

Just measured my 2013 500 XCW rear axle - 20MM - Let us know how you like the cush hub
Forum: Central From Da Nort Woods to the Plane States 03-13-2015, 05:53 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 232
Posted By justlookin
Got my registration form today. I see you have...

Got my registration form today. I see you have moved the start area from the KOA. How far away is the new start and how much camping area is available?
I rode most of the dual sports in Ohio and...
Forum: GPS Tracks - Rockies 03-10-2015, 04:58 PM
Replies: 97
Views: 27,633
Posted By justlookin
another question

This is my year to do the CDR. I am an experienced dirt rider and will be riding with my old riding buddy who went the street bike route. I know Big Dog went from south to north and I planned to do...
Forum: Thumpers 03-04-2015, 04:16 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,095
Posted By justlookin
Love my 500 XCW - won't say that I ever loved my...

Love my 500 XCW - won't say that I ever loved my WRR but after almost 60K miles lets just say that I respect it. :lol3
Forum: Thumpers 03-04-2015, 04:07 PM
Replies: 8,746
Views: 1,832,672
Posted By justlookin
Fuses

Regarding the smaller and larger ATO type fuses, I finally changed my bike over to all smaller fuses but when I had both fuse blocks I only carried the small 10A fuses - in an emergency would fit...
Forum: Equipment 03-02-2015, 01:30 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 969
Posted By justlookin
Jake, my Kriegas are a total of 30 liters - 15...

Jake, my Kriegas are a total of 30 liters - 15 liter bag on each side. I am intrigued by the Alt Rider setup and my consider trying them if I ever wear these out
Forum: Americas 03-01-2015, 12:50 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 1,608
Posted By justlookin
Did the TAT in 2010 and rode the bike home to...

Did the TAT in 2010 and rode the bike home to Ohio on I-80. I can say that compared to the TAT, if you want to see nothing of this great country just jump on I-80. :lol3 Enjoy your trip and thank you...
Forum: Equipment 02-26-2015, 02:43 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 969
Posted By justlookin
I am currently running Kriega's on my 5hunny. No...

I am currently running Kriega's on my 5hunny. No racks and waterproof - easy to mount and holds on tight. I think I have had these since 2011 so this will be the 5th season. Have had very few...
Forum: Equipment 02-18-2015, 01:52 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 1,816
Posted By justlookin
Another option

If you don't want to mount it permanently, Battery Tender makes a very small - I am pretty sure it's waterproof - Volt meter that just plugs into a SAE connector. I have a SAE connector at both the...
Forum: GPS Tracks - Central, Texas & Gulf States 02-14-2015, 05:45 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 797
Posted By justlookin
Thank you - downloaded your tracks and am going...

Thank you - downloaded your tracks and am going to get started planning the trip :clap
Forum: Regional forums 02-14-2015, 02:48 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,354
Posted By justlookin
Are we seeing a decline in Dual Sport

Sitting here in Ohio watching the thermometer plummet - thought I would try to branch out more this year and take in more Dual Sports. Last year I went to Renfro Valley Ky - great ride - lots of good...
Forum: The Garage 02-14-2015, 06:38 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,485
Posted By justlookin
Just a FYI oddity - I bought a Wiha bit style kit...

Just a FYI oddity - I bought a Wiha bit style kit - Don't know the number but it is a flip top .250 hex bit kit with a ratchet and a short hex bit extension stored in the top. Has every bit that you...
Forum: Thumpers 02-14-2015, 06:03 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,607
Posted By justlookin
Don't know how many hours on bike but I would...

Don't know how many hours on bike but I would check valves next. Symptoms in early tight valves are what you have - starts cold but gets worse as everything heats up and expands. I may be all wet but...
Forum: Equipment 01-30-2015, 05:18 PM
Replies: 1,084
Views: 334,825
Posted By justlookin
Team FTB, Love reading about your adventures -...

Team FTB,
Love reading about your adventures - I have been using Kreiga stuff for the last several years and although I have had great service from mine, I am thinking that I really like the looks...
Forum: Thumpers 01-17-2015, 06:01 AM
Replies: 51
Views: 4,510
Posted By justlookin
Only little bit I can add is that you don't have...

Only little bit I can add is that you don't have to give up on these bikes because of seat height. A lot of guys need a lower bike and there are some good tuners out there. I have the 500XCW and use...
Forum: Thumpers 01-08-2015, 02:49 PM
Replies: 8,746
Views: 1,832,672
Posted By justlookin
My 500 is also dead stable at any speed -...

My 500 is also dead stable at any speed - knobbies and without a stabilizer. Rode it up I-75 from Central Ohio to Upper Peninsula Michigan 75 - 80 MPH
That said I am now installing a Scotts...
Forum: The Rockies It's all downhill from here... 01-03-2015, 11:37 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 591
Posted By justlookin
Thanks everyone, I have been having computer...

Thanks everyone, I have been having computer issues and have not been able to watch the thread. Anyway I understand wanting to keep disrespectful types out - I appreciate the directions and will try...
Forum: The Rockies It's all downhill from here... 01-01-2015, 03:17 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 591
Posted By justlookin
Looking for a waypoint

I am preparing a GDR later this year and would like to be sure and visit the Vietnam memorial that is located along divide in Colorado. Thought I had the waypoint but can not find it and would like...
Forum: Equipment 12-25-2014, 11:34 AM
Replies: 42
Views: 3,427
Posted By justlookin
You don't give us a lot to go on as far as your...

You don't give us a lot to go on as far as your comfort requirements, but my suggestion would be to make a couple short weekend runs. Everyone's definition of what is actually necessary is different...
Forum: Thumpers 12-05-2014, 01:56 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 816
Posted By justlookin
If you are planning a several day ride you will...

If you are planning a several day ride you will be happiest with something waterproof. I am running the Kriegas and love them, have dropped the bike in a water crossing , ridden for days in the rain...
Forum: Equipment 12-04-2014, 02:58 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 875
Posted By justlookin
I use the 5.5 Leatt - rib protection is...

I use the 5.5 Leatt - rib protection is exceptional and although I agree it is heavy and hot in the summer, I like the protection.
Forum: Equipment 12-01-2014, 03:29 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,278
Posted By justlookin
I have migrated toward standard SAE plugs. Found...

I have migrated toward standard SAE plugs. Found several handy uses with the common plug. This is my dirt bike setup I use a 20A fuse in the battery charge SAE plug and then am able to plug in heated...
Forum: The Garage 11-22-2014, 04:46 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,241
Posted By justlookin
350 Watt System

My WRR is ridden year round. I run complete Warm and Safe heated gear - 90W jacket, pants and gloves . Also running a Trail Tech Hid dual headlight setup with a helmet light - no problems. The WRR...
Forum: Equipment 11-18-2014, 04:47 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 536
Posted By justlookin
Got a couple sets of Trelleborg's. I have also...

Got a couple sets of Trelleborg's. I have also run Cold Cutters and they are a trade off. I like the traction with the Cold Cutters but I tend to spit out a lot of them, although it's nice that you...
Forum: Thumpers 11-16-2014, 01:33 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 696
Posted By justlookin
No 690's in my stable, thinking hard about one...

No 690's in my stable, thinking hard about one though. I have 5 bikes insured full coverage for similar money. Progressive has been good to me when it came time for a claim - totaled ST1300. I would...
Forum: Equipment 11-13-2014, 06:00 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 5,350
Posted By justlookin
Talking 60mm Trail Tech

I have the 60mm Equinox that I use as a helmet light and have connected to run off the bikes hi beam. Been running this setup for several years. The light is attached to the helmet with Velcro and...
Forum: Equipment 11-01-2014, 06:16 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,320
Posted By justlookin
I have a set on a FZ-09 and have just over 6000...

I have a set on a FZ-09 and have just over 6000 miles on them - going to try and get another 1000 mi out of them before I put on another set. Original rear tire was junk at almost 6000 mi so these...
Forum: The Rockies It's all downhill from here... 10-30-2014, 06:26 PM
Replies: 281
Views: 15,437
Posted By justlookin
TNC - Exactly how I see the Japanese motorcycle...

TNC - Exactly how I see the Japanese motorcycle interest - I work for a Japanese company in Ohio and have several smart young engineers here - I am amazed that none of them have any interest in...
Forum: Equipment 10-29-2014, 05:50 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 877
Posted By justlookin
Love my hammocks - absolutely does take some...

Love my hammocks - absolutely does take some experimentation to get competent and confident. Biggest obstacle I had was proper insulation on the bottom , I could be in a bag and warm on top but felt...
Forum: Thumpers 10-01-2014, 06:32 AM
Replies: 102
Views: 22,980
Posted By justlookin
HDB question

Looking at your HDB setup - wondering what you did with the original FI and low fuel lights. Am I missing them or did you remove them? Thanks
Forum: The Garage 09-14-2014, 06:47 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 2,566
Posted By justlookin
The Weller iron that you have is a good unit -...

The Weller iron that you have is a good unit - try cleaning the tip connections and tightening the nuts that attach the tip to the body. I have several of these units and although they are somewhat...
Forum: Thumpers 08-28-2014, 09:18 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 3,636
Posted By justlookin
I find every bike to be a compromise and you have...

I find every bike to be a compromise and you have to decide for yourself what you will tolerate. I just finished a 2500mi round trip, on my 500 XCW, to the Michigan UP. Rode straight up I-75. My ass...
Forum: Equipment 08-23-2014, 09:12 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 5,150
Posted By justlookin
I would say that if you are considering only...

I would say that if you are considering only these two brands - I would decide how important waterproof is on your list of requirements. I quit using my GL over the lack of waterproof but if you...
Forum: Equipment 08-18-2014, 09:28 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 11,011
Posted By justlookin
Just got back from a week in the UP and use a...

Just got back from a week in the UP and use a very similar packing strategy. I keep a list of packed items in my tank bag and every night I try to mark each item with a dot that I did not use . Find...
Forum: Equipment 08-16-2014, 07:38 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 758
Posted By justlookin
Leatt 5.5

I am about your size and have gone through a lot of chest protectors and also the vest style. The vests were always hot and I always questioned the side impact protection for ribs with a flexible...
Forum: Central From Da Nort Woods to the Plane States 08-08-2014, 06:43 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,556
Posted By justlookin
Cannonshot, Your tracks are my mission,...

Cannonshot,

Your tracks are my mission, leaving in the morning and can't wait! Thanks for your hard work and advice - I will take my bug netted hammock.:D
Forum: Central From Da Nort Woods to the Plane States 08-07-2014, 09:08 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,556
Posted By justlookin
Thanks for the advice guys - I am an experienced...

Thanks for the advice guys - I am an experienced hammock camper - just didn't know what to expect for bugs and temps. Guess I was hoping it would be cool enough to keep the mosquitoes at bay and I...
Forum: Central From Da Nort Woods to the Plane States 08-07-2014, 10:16 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,556
Posted By justlookin
Michigan hammock camping question

Heading to the UP this weekend and intend to hammock camp. I'd like some input as to which way to pack. I would like to take my bare bones hammock and light 40 degree bag but if mosquitoes are a...
Forum: GPS Tracks - Central, Texas & Gulf States 07-29-2014, 09:56 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 13,616
Posted By justlookin
Cannonshot, I want to thank you in advance for...

Cannonshot,
I want to thank you in advance for these tracks. Three of us are going to ride up from Ohio Aug 9th and take a week to get it done. Been planning this trip for several months and just...
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