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Forum: Beasts 12-07-2013, 06:30 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,751
Posted By Ken Ackerson
In the same place!

I bought a Vstrom in 03 and rode the whole Continental Divide ride in 2004 and it handled very well for loaded up beast. Traded for an 05 Vstrom in 05 and took it on the Trans-Labrador highway ride...
Forum: GPS Tracks - Northeast, Southeast & Florida 04-28-2012, 05:48 AM
Replies: 1,287
Sticky: Tet
Views: 119,291
Posted By Ken Ackerson
Received the email and docs. Thanks

Received the email and docs. Thanks
Forum: GPS Tracks - Northeast, Southeast & Florida 04-28-2012, 05:46 AM
Replies: 1,116
Sticky: TetS
Views: 96,180
Posted By Ken Ackerson
Got the emails and docs for both the TET and...

Got the emails and docs for both the TET and STET.

Thanks!
Forum: GPS Tracks - Northeast, Southeast & Florida 12-11-2010, 09:38 AM
Replies: 1,116
Sticky: TetS
Views: 96,180
Posted By Ken Ackerson
Got the file

Thanks, I'll try it this spring! Wish there was something like this in mid Florida from Brookesville to Daytona or Bradenton to East coast.

Thanks again,

Ken
Forum: GPS Tracks - Northeast, Southeast & Florida 12-11-2010, 09:11 AM
Replies: 1,116
Sticky: TetS
Views: 96,180
Posted By Ken Ackerson
Got the email

Got the email!
Forum: Ride reports 09-23-2010, 07:50 AM
Replies: 145
Views: 13,509
Posted By Ken Ackerson
Great ride James!

I wish I was there with you! I'm heading out on Oct. 2nd for 8 days of riding the Appalachians up and through WV. Join along if you'd like!

How do you like the Stelvio? How does it compare to the...
Forum: Ride reports 08-16-2009, 04:25 PM
Replies: 212
Views: 15,203
Posted By Ken Ackerson
James, I'm following your trip and enjoying the...

James, I'm following your trip and enjoying the pics. It brings back memories of 2006! The one thing I remember is that there is nothing there if you wanted to slow down and take your time and meet...
Forum: Ride reports 08-12-2009, 08:22 AM
Replies: 212
Views: 15,203
Posted By Ken Ackerson
Hey James, enjoy the trip and watch out for...

Hey James, enjoy the trip and watch out for trucks on the TransLab. Also pick up the free sat phone on the way up! They brew some great local beers up there to and a wicked dark rum. Definately...
Forum: Vendors 10-21-2008, 06:13 AM
Replies: 396
Views: 107,842
Posted By Ken Ackerson
I just found this thread today and thought I'd...

I just found this thread today and thought I'd share my experience with Motoport. I bought a Cordura Ultra II jacket and pants with liners back in 1999 or 2000 and have extremely happy with it. I...
Forum: Thumpers 09-18-2007, 06:51 AM
Replies: 91,799
Views: 17,092,227
Posted By Ken Ackerson
True, looking at it from a points system view,...

True, looking at it from a points system view, but if your going off road, the DR would be the choice. Also, I'm biased and read into the article what I want to! :lol3

It was a good article,...
Forum: Thumpers 09-17-2007, 04:43 PM
Replies: 91,799
Views: 17,092,227
Posted By Ken Ackerson
Only archives so maybe in the next year or so.

Only archives so maybe in the next year or so.
Forum: Thumpers 09-17-2007, 04:42 PM
Replies: 91,799
Views: 17,092,227
Posted By Ken Ackerson
I'm on my second DL1000 because it's the best...

I'm on my second DL1000 because it's the best adventure tourer that you can load up, ride long distance in comfort, not break down, and not cost as much as my first house! You can see how capable...
Forum: Thumpers 09-15-2007, 01:43 PM
Replies: 91,799
Views: 17,092,227
Posted By Ken Ackerson
MCN shootout

Hi all,

I just got the new MCN magazine and they did a comparison on the new BMW 650, KLR, DR, and the XR650L, and they all said the bike they would own is the DR650. :clap Great article and...
Forum: Thumpers 09-07-2007, 06:59 AM
Replies: 91,799
Views: 17,092,227
Posted By Ken Ackerson
I had my HT skid plate coated with Line-X and it...

I had my HT skid plate coated with Line-X and it worked perfect, no vibration or resonance at all and makes it substancially stronger. The guy charged me $35 bucks which I thought was a bit much.
Forum: Equipment 09-06-2007, 04:32 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 931
Posted By Ken Ackerson
I bought a set of mountain sun panniers just like...

I bought a set of mountain sun panniers just like the ones in the previous pictures. I saw them on a guys 1150 gs and wanted them for my vstrom but they won't work. They only fit a bmw gs or a...
Forum: Ride reports 08-14-2007, 07:35 AM
Replies: 114
Views: 20,514
Posted By Ken Ackerson
Great report Oscar! :clap Maybe next year the CD...

Great report Oscar! :clap Maybe next year the CD ride will work out for you and if I have time, I'll join you and do it again.:D

So many rides and so little time and the money to pay for...
Forum: Vendors 08-07-2007, 06:20 AM
Replies: 321
Views: 44,988
Posted By Ken Ackerson
I've had Tom's windscreen for a couple of weeks...

I've had Tom's windscreen for a couple of weeks but have been out of town and didn't get time for a review until now. The shield is very well made and looks very good also. For me at 6' 2" and an...
Forum: Thumpers 07-26-2007, 12:24 PM
Replies: 91,799
Views: 17,092,227
Posted By Ken Ackerson
Lone Rider, If I remember correctly, you...

Lone Rider,

If I remember correctly, you have to modify the stock petcock to fit it in the area near the frame. Is this correct? I'd use the stock petcock over the IMS one if I could.
Forum: Thumpers 07-23-2007, 05:52 PM
Replies: 91,799
Views: 17,092,227
Posted By Ken Ackerson
Where are you buying them at that price? The...

Where are you buying them at that price? The best I've gotten is about $90
Forum: Thumpers 07-22-2007, 04:28 PM
Replies: 91,799
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Posted By Ken Ackerson
I love the Kenda 270s and expect to get about...

I love the Kenda 270s and expect to get about 6000 out of the rear and 7-8000 out of the front. They handle good on the pavement and hook up great off road including the dreaded Florida sugar sand. ...
Forum: Thumpers 06-29-2007, 03:04 PM
Replies: 91,799
Views: 17,092,227
Posted By Ken Ackerson
TigerownerUT, I run Kenda 270s 510 rear and...

TigerownerUT,
I run Kenda 270s 510 rear and have no issues
Forum: Thumpers 06-29-2007, 11:42 AM
Replies: 91,799
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Posted By Ken Ackerson
tool kit

Hi Buggs, nice pictures. I noticed the tube in front of the skid plate and was wondering about it. Did you make it up yourself? Have you ever knocked it off?

Very curious.
Forum: The Garage 06-28-2007, 02:31 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 556
Posted By Ken Ackerson
Thanks RW and Bonkerpro. I'll start getting the...

Thanks RW and Bonkerpro. I'll start getting the bike ready for a short trip next week to the Robbinsville, NC to play on the dirt roads around there.

Glad you enjoyed the web site. I'm going to...
Forum: The Garage 06-28-2007, 07:31 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 556
Posted By Ken Ackerson
Tools for off road trip?

I need to outfit my DR650 for a long trip on dirt and gravel. I'm going to do part of the Continental divide ride again and continue into Mexico and spend a month seeing Copper Canyon and riding back...
Forum: Thumpers 01-17-2007, 03:57 PM
Replies: 91,799
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Posted By Ken Ackerson
Toady, One of the reasons I decided to do...

Toady,

One of the reasons I decided to do the LineX spray was because it will absorb the impacts and not transfer as much to the frame or mounts. My friend had a skid plate from Motech on his...
Forum: Thumpers 01-17-2007, 08:28 AM
Replies: 91,799
Views: 17,092,227
Posted By Ken Ackerson
Bought the Happy Trails (AKA Utah Sports) and...

Bought the Happy Trails (AKA Utah Sports) and took it to my local LineX guy and had him spray it, $30 bucks later and no sound attenuation plus no scratching/rubbing on the frame. I think it...
Forum: Thumpers 01-16-2007, 04:31 PM
Replies: 91,799
Views: 17,092,227
Posted By Ken Ackerson
Hi Scout, Welcome to the best forum! My...

Hi Scout,

Welcome to the best forum! My opinion is that the DR is more appropriate for what you want to do. The DRZ is slightly better off road but won't like riding two up unless both of you...
Forum: Thumpers 01-15-2007, 09:00 AM
Replies: 91,799
Views: 17,092,227
Posted By Ken Ackerson
Pretty much any dealer because they can order it...

Pretty much any dealer because they can order it from Tucker Rocky.
Forum: Thumpers 01-14-2007, 04:19 PM
Replies: 91,799
Views: 17,092,227
Posted By Ken Ackerson
.. The bike will travel as far as you can...

..

The bike will travel as far as you can ride it. You might want to set it up to suit you for long distance. The stock setup, I'm good for only 250 miles a day. Add a better seat, handle bars...
Forum: Thumpers 01-14-2007, 04:04 PM
Replies: 91,799
Views: 17,092,227
Posted By Ken Ackerson
Great looking bike!:rofl

Great looking bike!:rofl
Forum: Thumpers 01-14-2007, 03:42 PM
Replies: 91,799
Views: 17,092,227
Posted By Ken Ackerson
I did the shock spring and front springs last...

I did the shock spring and front springs last month. As far as that thin spacer on the rear just leave it out. I'd put the front springs in easy! I would install them and try them before I spent...
Forum: Thumpers 01-14-2007, 03:28 PM
Replies: 91,799
Views: 17,092,227
Posted By Ken Ackerson
My wife and riding partner, Elia. She is also my...

My wife and riding partner, Elia. She is also my spanish translator, which means I need to get her a yammi XT225 for our spring Mexico trip. :evil
Forum: Thumpers 01-14-2007, 03:23 PM
Replies: 91,799
Views: 17,092,227
Posted By Ken Ackerson
The tools of my riding needs.:freaky

The tools of my riding needs.:freaky
Forum: Thumpers 01-14-2007, 03:20 PM
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Views: 17,092,227
Posted By Ken Ackerson
Another picture

Another picture
Forum: Thumpers 01-14-2007, 03:17 PM
Replies: 91,799
Views: 17,092,227
Posted By Ken Ackerson
Here is a pic showing the IMS tank, ascerbis...

Here is a pic showing the IMS tank, ascerbis rally hand guards, side case protector, Utah sports bash plate, symtec heated grips, IMS pro footpegs, pro taper high CR bend, dirtly bar risers, Spitfire...
Forum: Thumpers 01-13-2007, 05:50 PM
Replies: 91,799
Views: 17,092,227
Posted By Ken Ackerson
I quit using the Scotts on my 03 DL1000 after...

I quit using the Scotts on my 03 DL1000 after doing the Continental Divide ride because my chain was toast at 9k miles because of the dust and dirt. I have since started using ONLY Dupont Multi Lube...
Forum: Thumpers 01-10-2007, 03:41 PM
Replies: 91,799
Views: 17,092,227
Posted By Ken Ackerson
I want to switch my headlight so I can run my...

I want to switch my headlight so I can run my heated grips and Gerbing jacket. Where can I get a switch? or how to add a switch?

Thanks,

Ken
Forum: Thumpers 01-03-2007, 04:14 PM
Replies: 91,799
Views: 17,092,227
Posted By Ken Ackerson
MiJeep, Thanks for the info. I'll try IMS...

MiJeep,

Thanks for the info. I'll try IMS first and I do have a hard time paying for a petcock!
Forum: Thumpers 01-03-2007, 03:35 PM
Replies: 91,799
Views: 17,092,227
Posted By Ken Ackerson
It could be that you are fouling the plus by...

It could be that you are fouling the plus by running it 5 minutes with the choke on. My bike, an 07, doesn't even need to be ckoked unless it's below 50 degrees, then only a minute or so and I back...
Forum: Thumpers 01-02-2007, 02:14 PM
Replies: 91,799
Views: 17,092,227
Posted By Ken Ackerson
The DR is very comfortable with the Corbin seat...

The DR is very comfortable with the Corbin seat and rock solid up to 90 mph. You could do 500 mile days at 75 no problem, with a small windscreen.

Ken
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