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Forum: Beasts 05-07-2007, 06:32 PM
Replies: 2,160
Views: 460,795
Posted By darkthought
Two places I know of... ...

Two places I know of...

http://www.twistedthrottle.com/trade/productview/1825/336/

http://www.elefantadventurebikes.com/product_list_hepco_becker.html
Forum: Beasts 04-30-2007, 11:21 PM
Replies: 2,160
Views: 460,795
Posted By darkthought
2 SPOT, I had assumed the same thing as DH - is...

2 SPOT, I had assumed the same thing as DH - is it back on the market?
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Forum: Equipment 04-20-2007, 02:24 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 845
Posted By darkthought
another data point

Just ordered a 1pc Roadcrafter this morning - they told me 4 weeks.
Forum: Ride reports 02-26-2007, 01:52 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 2,969
Posted By darkthought
Heh - you guys are both right! This latest order...

Heh - you guys are both right! This latest order is the valve shims/collets/gasket bundle, the VDO voltmeter, SS body fasteners, and a Twinmax. I'm pretty sure I'll eventually end up ordering...
Forum: Ride reports 02-25-2007, 01:54 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 2,969
Posted By darkthought
I'm not sure who's training who at the moment. ...

I'm not sure who's training who at the moment. My Heffalump is sitting in the garage naked, whilst I ponder the intricacies of the desmo valvetrain...also waiting for some goodies to arrive from DDL...
Forum: Road warriors 02-12-2007, 09:53 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 3,035
Posted By darkthought
Seca II is a 6 speed - but good point to check...

Seca II is a 6 speed - but good point to check out the Bandits too.

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Forum: Road warriors 02-12-2007, 02:29 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 3,035
Posted By darkthought
Too funny - I sold mine to my brother, who...

Too funny - I sold mine to my brother, who subsequently sold it to his son, so my nephew ended up with mine too!
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Forum: Road warriors 02-12-2007, 02:06 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 3,035
Posted By darkthought
My first bike was 95 Seca II. It was a good 'all...

My first bike was 95 Seca II. It was a good 'all around' kinda bike. Took it for a week long trip along the WA-OR coast once - did great as a 'sport-touring' mount. You won't be blowing by any...
Forum: Beasts 01-02-2007, 09:49 AM
Replies: 90
Views: 5,841
Posted By darkthought
Putting myself down as a solid "maybe". Whatever...

Putting myself down as a solid "maybe". Whatever is good for me - haven't been able to get much riding in lately, so at this point anything that gets me
in the saddle is good!

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Forum: Road warriors 12-09-2006, 01:36 PM
Replies: 71
Views: 8,942
Posted By darkthought
Seriously? I had one for my first bike and...

Seriously? I had one for my first bike and thought it was a great way to get started in motorcycling. Even spent a week riding through Oregon/Washington on it. It was only after following a...
Forum: Thumpers 12-01-2006, 09:32 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 2,484
Posted By darkthought
Amen, brother! <img style="border:1px solid...

Amen, brother!

<img style="border:1px solid black" src="http://still2d.exposuremanager.com/scripts/expman.pl?rm=view_photo&photo_id=wynoochee_580526&dir=galleries/7/1&file=wynoochee_5805_full.jpg">
Forum: Beasts 11-10-2006, 08:36 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 663
Posted By darkthought
Sounds pretty reasonable - I paid $3800 for mine,...

Sounds pretty reasonable - I paid $3800 for mine, a little more mileage and no bags.




Just to make things absolutely convenient :D

http://www.advrider.com/forums/showthread.php?t=173250...
Forum: Pacific Northwet - Where it's green. And wet. 10-28-2006, 08:35 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 2,398
Posted By darkthought
Definitely a good time - thanks TT!

Definitely a good time - thanks TT!
Forum: Thumpers 10-16-2006, 04:40 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,739
Posted By darkthought
Yes, when I first got my KLR I made a set of...

Yes, when I first got my KLR I made a set of these. They work pretty well with the obvious drawback being you can't use them to take the swingarm off, but great for tire change, lubing/adjusting...
Forum: Beasts 10-11-2006, 03:43 PM
Replies: 253
Views: 20,293
Posted By darkthought
No problem :thumb In one of Scott Adams'...

No problem :thumb

In one of Scott Adams' books (I think it was "The Dilbert Future") he actually laments the passing of the 'The Peter Principle'. The reason being that with the Peter Principle...
Forum: Beasts 10-11-2006, 03:06 PM
Replies: 253
Views: 20,293
Posted By darkthought
The Peter Principle...

The Peter Principle (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Peter_principle)
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Forum: Thumpers 10-10-2006, 08:26 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 960
Posted By darkthought
Or possibly here....

Or possibly here. (http://www.kientech.com/DR650TorqueLimiter.html)

:D
Forum: Ride reports 10-03-2006, 08:24 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,229
Posted By darkthought
Great report Rob and some nice pics! :thumb ...

Great report Rob and some nice pics! :thumb

As I was telling a fellow AdvRider, I guess we now know that the 640A is the ultimate ADV bike, since you've owned them all and this is the one model...
Forum: Beasts 09-09-2006, 02:24 PM
Replies: 2,160
Views: 460,795
Posted By darkthought
I have no idea - it was on there when I bought...

I have no idea - it was on there when I bought the bike. All the previous owner had to say about it was it was an "aftermarket" pipe (he didn't install it either). I've looked all over it and can't...
Forum: Beasts 09-08-2006, 06:39 PM
Replies: 2,160
Views: 460,795
Posted By darkthought
Thanks! I'm sure I will! :ricky

Thanks! I'm sure I will! :ricky
Forum: Beasts 09-07-2006, 09:49 PM
Replies: 82
Views: 5,788
Posted By darkthought
I would love to see "herd" gathering in person...

I would love to see "herd" gathering in person but with the way work is going I think I'm going to be lucky to get a 2 day weekend off for awhile, which kinda limit my radius of action to the PNW......
Forum: Equipment 09-07-2006, 09:42 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 3,021
Posted By darkthought
Flip Ups

Had a Shoei Duotech (this was a while ago) and after I semi-retired that helmet I replaced it with a HJC Symax. I had my worst "get-off" while wearing the Symax (plastic latches btw). Gravel road...
Forum: Road warriors 09-07-2006, 09:20 PM
Replies: 279
Views: 70,448
Posted By darkthought
Had to try one...

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I was actually somewhat...
Forum: Beasts 09-07-2006, 08:53 PM
Replies: 2,160
Views: 460,795
Posted By darkthought
Recently sighted one in my driveway

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I've been hoping for a local...
Forum: Thumpers 08-31-2006, 11:27 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 13,181
Posted By darkthought
A correction is required here... It was not...

A correction is required here...

It was not tools alone, that 100lbs was all my gear, tools, clothes (not counting what I was wearing), camping gear, spare parts, beef jerky, etc...

I did the...
Forum: Equipment 04-24-2006, 07:26 PM
Replies: 56
Views: 5,515
Posted By darkthought
Steve, are you talking about wet or dry road...

Steve, are you talking about wet or dry road performance? When I ran Sahara's they always felt very "planted" on (dry) pavement.
Forum: Equipment 04-24-2006, 07:21 PM
Replies: 56
Views: 5,515
Posted By darkthought
No Problem! :thumb The CBDT should be fun -...

No Problem! :thumb

The CBDT should be fun - looking forward to the trip report already :ear

Have you seen the KLR FAQ? (http://www.bigcee.com/klr650faq.html)

Good to check out known issues,...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 04-24-2006, 06:58 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,433
Posted By darkthought
Good thread! Saw a good quote once regarding...

Good thread!

Saw a good quote once regarding the "first" bike:

"Buy the newest bike your budget can afford and the smallest bike your ego will allow."

My first bike was a Yamaha Seca II...
Forum: Equipment 04-24-2006, 12:02 PM
Replies: 56
Views: 5,515
Posted By darkthought
Hiya Marcus, So far my personal KLR tire...

Hiya Marcus,

So far my personal KLR tire experience is Metzeler Sahara's, Pirelli MT-21's, and just recently I put on set of Metzeler Karoo's. Sounds like you primarily want to use the bike...
Forum: Equipment 04-24-2006, 09:59 AM
Replies: 56
Views: 5,515
Posted By darkthought
I went through a couple set's of Saharah's on my...

I went through a couple set's of Saharah's on my KLR - I like that tire, good on pavement, you can lean on them!

I was changing them at about 7,000 miles - at this point the rear still had tread...
Forum: Thumpers 04-20-2006, 08:06 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 3,436
Posted By darkthought
Congrats Drifter! In case you haven't seen...

Congrats Drifter!

In case you haven't seen it yet, Chris Krok's KLR FAQ (http://www.bigcee.com/klr650faq.html) is a good read:

(sadly it looks like Chris is out of the KLR farkle business for...
Forum: Pacific Northwet - Where it's green. And wet. 04-15-2006, 11:08 AM
Replies: 113
Views: 6,813
Posted By darkthought
Here's a report (http://tinyurl.com/mqc7p) from...

Here's a report (http://tinyurl.com/mqc7p) from Iain's buddy Greg. Very impressive showing, and it was his first race! :thumb
Forum: Pacific Northwet - Where it's green. And wet. 04-13-2006, 04:42 PM
Replies: 113
Views: 6,813
Posted By darkthought
For sure. You know, I remember watching Mr. Cob...

For sure. You know, I remember watching Mr. Cob drive up, so no doubt I saw you jump out of the sidecar to go register! It's always good to meet another Oregonian (I grew up in Salem :D ).


I...
Forum: Pacific Northwet - Where it's green. And wet. 04-13-2006, 10:24 AM
Replies: 113
Views: 6,813
Posted By darkthought
As a matter of fact we are! Tantrum (green...

As a matter of fact we are! Tantrum (green jacket) and I are talking with Iain, Tailspin is facing the other way talking with the gentleman in the blue jacket (can't recall his name now). You can...
Forum: Thumpers 03-31-2006, 08:57 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 8,623
Posted By darkthought
Definitely one of the 'must fix' quirks on the...

Definitely one of the 'must fix' quirks on the KLR, IMO. I had the weld crack on mine after a few thousand miles. Fortunately it's a pretty cheap fix.




...different strokes, eh? The IMS...
Forum: Equipment 10-23-2005, 09:38 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 928
Posted By darkthought
I have bought (used) stuff from KEH with no...

I have bought (used) stuff from KEH with no problems. From comments on photo forums (such as Photo.net) they have a good reputation. Also as mentioned previously Adorama and BH Photo are also...
Forum: Vendors 10-03-2005, 09:54 PM
Replies: 221
Views: 12,997
Posted By darkthought
Cool!

My stickers arrived today - thanks Honey! :thumb
Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 09-26-2005, 01:07 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 592
Posted By darkthought
Geeze, where's the challenge in that? Your Tiger...

Geeze, where's the challenge in that? Your Tiger has lights, doesn't it? :evil
Forum: Vendors 09-23-2005, 12:40 PM
Replies: 221
Views: 12,997
Posted By darkthought
Howdy, 4 large and 4 small please. $31.00...

Howdy,

4 large and 4 small please. $31.00 sent via PayPal.

Thanks!

- Brian
Forum: Pacific Northwet - Where it's green. And wet. 09-18-2005, 09:04 AM
Replies: 144
Views: 7,311
Posted By darkthought
It wouldn't be an adventure if nothing happened! ...

It wouldn't be an adventure if nothing happened! Glad to hear you guys had a good day regardless.


A big thanks to Dave for leading the ride!
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