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Forum: Thumpers 06-18-2012, 02:05 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 3,095
Posted By Big Single
thanks to both you guys... We DO have an...

thanks to both you guys...

We DO have an economy car and a 175 lbs trailer suitable for 2 mountain bikes and 2 kayaks but I really hate leaving the klr home. :) Tow limit on the car is 1800 lbs...
Forum: Thumpers 06-15-2012, 03:32 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 3,095
Posted By Big Single
Nice...now if I could stretch that rear trailer...

Nice...now if I could stretch that rear trailer wheel out to about 6' from the back of the bike I could lay the kayak face down on the plastic box. I'd have to rig lights no more than 4' forward...
Forum: Thumpers 06-15-2012, 12:59 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 3,095
Posted By Big Single
Love to see a pic of your trailer and the trailer...

Love to see a pic of your trailer and the trailer belonging to the fellow KLR rider mentioned above... Thanks
Forum: Thumpers 06-14-2012, 09:19 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 3,095
Posted By Big Single
Where do I put my 12' 6" kayak?

Where do I put my 12' 6" kayak?
Forum: Americas 05-09-2011, 11:15 AM
Replies: 26,250
Views: 2,173,062
Posted By Big Single
Two months ago, I rode down the Baja by myself,...

Two months ago, I rode down the Baja by myself, took the ferry over to the mainland and then rode back to Presidio, Tx through Chihuahua. I barely escaped dying a miserable death due to cardio...
Forum: Thumpers 03-31-2011, 06:27 AM
Replies: 1,203
Views: 140,962
Posted By Big Single
I was in 5th when my 08 tranny blew up. The...

I was in 5th when my 08 tranny blew up. The bike had 17k miles and of course I was in the middle of nowhere. The case is cracked in two places behind the countershaft sprocket. I haven't done...
Forum: Thumpers 03-30-2011, 11:03 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 8,163
Posted By Big Single
My DR 650 didn't turn out to be all that...

My DR 650 didn't turn out to be all that reliable. The tranny blew up at 17k miles with no advance notice. Cost me over $400 to get it home. Think I'm switching back to the KLR. You can say...
Forum: Thumpers 03-30-2011, 10:13 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 3,713
Posted By Big Single
Not that I disagree with your post but there's...

Not that I disagree with your post but there's always that $12 Rotor holding bolt that the manual says to replace and a potential gasket.

This is an interesting article...
Forum: Face plant 03-28-2011, 03:12 PM
Replies: 60
Views: 22,824
Posted By Big Single
After the offending driver does his time he...

After the offending driver does his time he should restricted to a motorcycle only license for the remainder of his life..
Forum: Latin America 03-15-2011, 12:12 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,669
Posted By Big Single
Take the bike for a train ride this time? :)

Take the bike for a train ride this time? :)
Forum: Latin America 03-14-2011, 03:04 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,669
Posted By Big Single
Ooops... Missed this thread. I went through...

Ooops... Missed this thread. I went through there a few weeks ago on my now dead DR 650. The Pemex at Gonzaga Bay was closed for the day but scheduled to open the following day. I was told it...
Forum: Ride reports 03-07-2011, 09:25 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 3,198
Posted By Big Single
I understand the need to escape Wisconsin this...

I understand the need to escape Wisconsin this time of year... ***tongue in cheek*** I enjoyed your video.....Good luck!
Forum: Thumpers 02-28-2011, 12:33 PM
Replies: 102,425
Views: 20,062,796
Posted By Big Single
Engine

Anyone have any idea where I could pick up a complete turnkey engine for a 2008?
Forum: Thumpers 02-27-2011, 07:42 PM
Replies: 102,425
Views: 20,062,796
Posted By Big Single
You might send Lonerider a message. I know he's...

You might send Lonerider a message. I know he's got an 18" rim on the back of his DR.
Forum: Thumpers 02-24-2011, 11:47 AM
Replies: 102,425
Views: 20,062,796
Posted By Big Single
Will do..

Will do..
Forum: Thumpers 02-24-2011, 11:34 AM
Replies: 102,425
Views: 20,062,796
Posted By Big Single
I heard a loud clunk that I thought was my chain...

I heard a loud clunk that I thought was my chain failing and crashing into the case. It didn't lock up and I simply coasted to the side of the road. The chain was fine. I noticed a bit more chain...
Forum: Thumpers 02-24-2011, 11:13 AM
Replies: 102,425
Views: 20,062,796
Posted By Big Single
It's a mineral based oil with an anti-scuff...

It's a mineral based oil with an anti-scuff additive.... Must find the name of the additive...
Forum: Thumpers 02-24-2011, 11:03 AM
Replies: 102,425
Views: 20,062,796
Posted By Big Single
I was in 5th rolling along at about 70 mph. ...

I was in 5th rolling along at about 70 mph. (Stock gearing.) Down in the Baja, I rode about 100 feet into the sand and buried it up to the axles, yanked it out, and rode back out. (The sum total...
Forum: Thumpers 02-24-2011, 10:51 AM
Replies: 102,425
Views: 20,062,796
Posted By Big Single
Read an article a few months back about why you...

Read an article a few months back about why you should run motorcycle specific oil in your bike. The article came with nice little photos that demonstrated how non-motorcycle specific oil caused...
Forum: Thumpers 02-24-2011, 10:38 AM
Replies: 102,425
Views: 20,062,796
Posted By Big Single
Oil with anti scuff chemicals are best.... Just...

Oil with anti scuff chemicals are best.... Just saying....
Forum: Thumpers 02-24-2011, 10:35 AM
Replies: 102,425
Views: 20,062,796
Posted By Big Single
My 08 tranny, with 17k miles, bought the farm 350...

My 08 tranny, with 17k miles, bought the farm 350 miles short of a successful 6k ride that included the Baja and parts of mainland Mexico. I feel lucky I was back in Texas. I have some nice...
Forum: Latin America 02-08-2011, 10:15 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 455
Posted By Big Single
Thanks!

Thanks!
Forum: Latin America 02-08-2011, 04:37 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 455
Posted By Big Single
Baja on a whim

Last minute family business brought me to the area. On a whim, I've decided to go down the baja and ferry over to the mainland. How's the road past Puertecitos on the east coast? I'm sporting...
Forum: Equipment 01-17-2011, 10:23 AM
Replies: 98
Views: 51,273
Posted By Big Single
I had a Wave with a blade that opened to the...

I had a Wave with a blade that opened to the outside. (Lost in Mexico a few years back.) It was my favorite Leatherman cause it could be opened with one hand and in a pinch it could be used as a...
Forum: Trip Planning 01-15-2011, 01:55 PM
Replies: 97
Views: 23,632
Posted By Big Single
Best beer I ever had was one you pulled out of...

Best beer I ever had was one you pulled out of that cooler and handed to me somewhere in the middle of the Chihuahuan Desert in Mexico.
Forum: Day Trippin' 01-10-2011, 02:46 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 4,132
Posted By Big Single
On a 149cc bike? You're the man!! Not to...

On a 149cc bike? You're the man!! Not to downplay the achievement of other iron butt riders, but there ought to be a special distinction for accomplishing the ride on a small displacement bike. ...
Forum: The Garage 12-15-2010, 01:54 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 3,444
Posted By Big Single
In the past, I haven't had much time to scoot...

In the past, I haven't had much time to scoot around town. Most of the miles I put on my bike were on fairly long trips to fairly gnarly places. Saving $30 dollars on a sprocket could easily cost...
Forum: The Garage 12-15-2010, 01:47 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,844
Posted By Big Single
I've always been happy with the player in the...

I've always been happy with the player in the pocket of my jacket. Now, if I could only hear the player I'd be all set.
Forum: The Garage 12-15-2010, 01:35 AM
Replies: 42
Views: 4,096
Posted By Big Single
+3 for being aware of your environment and...

+3 for being aware of your environment and tenacity.
Forum: The Garage 12-13-2010, 10:19 PM
Replies: 1,402
Sticky: Note to self:
Views: 315,845
Posted By Big Single
Never pull the pilot screw out of your carb on a...

Never pull the pilot screw out of your carb on a pick-nick bench setting on 4 billion pine needles unless of course you want to wait 1.5 weeks for the spring, o-ring, and washer to arrive at the...
Forum: The Garage 12-13-2010, 10:14 PM
Replies: 1,402
Sticky: Note to self:
Views: 315,845
Posted By Big Single
I wear food service gloves when cutting up raw...

I wear food service gloves when cutting up raw jalapeno cause Murphy's law states that jalapeno juice will end up in your eyes or some other sensitive place.
Forum: The Garage 12-13-2010, 10:10 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 3,444
Posted By Big Single
I run cheap chains-sprockets and replace all...

I run cheap chains-sprockets and replace all every 13k miles. They wear as a set and introducing a new component decreases the life of other components. Same deal with a bicycle.
Forum: Americas 12-08-2010, 10:59 PM
Replies: 26,250
Views: 2,173,062
Posted By Big Single
I've been out of North America for roughly 2.5...

I've been out of North America for roughly 2.5 years and I left with a Mexican vehicle permit on my windshield. In order to get back into Mexico I'm going to have to turn in my vehicle permit and I...
Forum: Americas 12-07-2010, 08:06 AM
Replies: 58
Views: 5,397
Posted By Big Single
I don't think I'd sip fruity drinks with little...

I don't think I'd sip fruity drinks with little umbrellas on the dunes of Juarez, but I wouldn't hesitate to indulge elsewhere in Mexico. As a matter of fact, I think I will.
Forum: Ride reports 12-01-2010, 11:08 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 2,368
Posted By Big Single
Even though we used to butt heads on a regular...

Even though we used to butt heads on a regular basis in JoMomma, I always believed you were a fairly good guy. Well..... until I heard about the Harley. BTW, this would be a perfect ride report...
Forum: Ride reports 11-11-2010, 05:29 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 8,315
Posted By Big Single
Very nice..

Very nice..
Forum: Ride reports 10-01-2010, 01:41 AM
Replies: 55
Views: 9,273
Posted By Big Single
Fantastic journey and wonderfully written ride...

Fantastic journey and wonderfully written ride report! Thanks for sharing!
Forum: Pics, pics, pics... 09-20-2010, 09:32 AM
Replies: 3,732
Views: 736,196
Posted By Big Single
You've successfully captured the thump in a...

You've successfully captured the thump in a thumper.
Forum: Pics, pics, pics... 09-20-2010, 09:28 AM
Replies: 44
Views: 11,278
Posted By Big Single
Not good to be so cavalier, that squirrel was...

Not good to be so cavalier, that squirrel was probably an inmate. On the other hand, the shot of the body is to be commended. CSI Woodland Forest couldn't do better.
Forum: GPS 101 - Which GPS For Me 09-09-2010, 12:06 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,082
Posted By Big Single
I use an old 60C to store additional points. ...

I use an old 60C to store additional points. Besides, where I go, it's a good thing to have a backup. In a pinch, as long as you can store a route and collect track points, I'm usually good. ...
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