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Forum: Americas Today, 11:00 AM
Replies: 23,873
Views: 1,829,081
Posted By ztrab
Gracias

equalmente if you are around Tucson amigo. I've ridden a few off-road trails in Sonora with Los Changos ( sp?) - Mario & his brother from Obregon. Great fun, before they finished the bridge over...
Forum: Americas Yesterday, 07:49 AM
Replies: 23,873
Views: 1,829,081
Posted By ztrab
Head south, it's safer than a school, ship yard,post office....

Good judgement, road smarts and a normal set of cajones will get you through Mexico and beyond safely, but tell everyone that. Two-up solo with my wife on the mainland and the baja as well any times...
Forum: The Garage Yesterday, 07:28 AM
Replies: 6,068
Views: 2,622,733
Posted By ztrab
Home cave and track cave

The play house at home
http://ztrab.smugmug.com/photos/i-wvHMhpf/0/L/i-wvHMhpf-L.jpg

http://ztrab.smugmug.com/photos/i-X3QM7j2/0/L/i-X3QM7j2-L.jpg

and my mini cave at Inde Motorsports Park
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Forum: Thumpers 07-17-2014, 12:09 AM
Replies: 17,588
Views: 1,849,327
Posted By ztrab
OEM power sources

I use both factory supplied accessory power outlets on the left side under the headlight mask. I use the ignition-switched(I think it is ACC 1) for my GPS and I put a relay on ACC 2 behind the mask...
Forum: Equipment 07-01-2014, 11:44 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,868
Posted By ztrab
If BMW gives me a test bike I have to pick it up...

If BMW gives me a test bike I have to pick it up in LA, I'll probably wander up to Seattle in 4 days to meet the wife for a week of play then spend a few weeks coming back some coastal and some...
Forum: Equipment 06-30-2014, 11:40 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,868
Posted By ztrab
camping 2 cents

I've camped off my GS quite a bit. I have 4 tents, depending on climate, how often I'll be breaking camp, etc. I a use minwax treatment on the tent and fly once or twice a year - a leaky tent is a...
Forum: Layin' down tracks 06-20-2014, 12:39 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 3,253
Posted By ztrab
Hard wiring

Just getting around to hard wiring my cradle and I was looking for info on the cord when I saw this post - awesome, thanks for the great info. I'll have to take some pictures and and my mods.
Forum: Thumpers 06-19-2014, 05:47 PM
Replies: 714
Views: 226,892
Posted By ztrab
Header Coating. FWIW

You don't need a new header. I sent my header to Applied Plastic near Denver. They cleaned and coated inside and out for 130 bucks. Had it done in a charcoal grey. I used to use header wrap but...
Forum: Americas 06-18-2014, 10:44 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,377
Posted By ztrab
Don't sweat the small stuff

every once and while somebody forgets their passport but we haven't had anyone turned back (car or MC) at the US/Mex border. Bring your BC or certified copy and just tell it to the US BP agent when...
Forum: Thumpers 06-15-2014, 11:34 PM
Replies: 17,588
Views: 1,849,327
Posted By ztrab
rear clip gap

I have an 09 and the rear clips don't want to stay in due to the added RR bolt head thickness, I safety wired them tight, but it was a PITA to take the covers off, so I let them bulge a bit, never...
Forum: GS Boxers 05-19-2014, 10:57 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 776
Posted By ztrab
bumpers

Whateve brand, the rubber bumpers can save you you big $$ if you sheer a steering stop in a hard crash. Used(using) them on at least 5 GS that I can recall. I have seen busted stops on off road...
Forum: West – California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 05-18-2014, 11:28 AM
Replies: 95
Views: 4,950
Posted By ztrab
Golly, what a rally

Good excuse to break out of the house early Friday, solo after my bud bailed the night before- you know who you are JC. Ridden the BDR before it was called BDR many times, so I decided to slab it to...
Forum: Thumpers 05-12-2014, 07:02 PM
Replies: 17,588
Views: 1,849,327
Posted By ztrab
Fuel Pump Field Notes on a 2008

After my buddies pump mysteriously quit, then worked all day then quit the next, a common indicator the pump is failing, I let him have my CAcycle Works spare - the one they replaced free when I...
Forum: Thumpers 04-22-2014, 08:59 PM
Replies: 17,588
Views: 1,849,327
Posted By ztrab
Ca Cycleworks pump rocks

Props to Ca Cycle Works. I bought one of their first pumps as a back up a few years ago. They improved the replacement kit; it now includes the section of flexible fuel line(same as OEM) between...
Forum: Thumpers 04-22-2014, 08:48 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,047
Posted By ztrab
Injector

I pulled the injector, hit starter and watched spray. Looks like i am only getting half of the "circle" Looking at the spray end of the injector, seems like there are 2 "half moons" of pin holes for...
Forum: Thumpers 04-22-2014, 08:43 PM
Replies: 180
Views: 42,347
Posted By ztrab
Ca Cycleworks pump rocks

Props to Ca Cycle Works. I bought one f their first pumps as a back up a few years ago. They improved the replacement kit; it now includes the section of flexible fuel line(same as OEM) between...
Forum: Thumpers 04-18-2014, 06:47 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,047
Posted By ztrab
Test your injector/clean it/FWIW

If you have a fuel pressure gauge, you can test the pressure at the quick connect before you go through the expense of replacing a fuel pump. I would also suggest you clean your injector, you can...
Forum: Thumpers 04-07-2014, 06:43 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 532
Posted By ztrab
kibble white

I have owed three 06 EXC's, still have two. When you wear the valves out - around 130 hours, you'll know because they sink so far into the seat you can no lodger adjust the rocker clearance, I'd...
Forum: GS Boxers 04-04-2014, 11:51 AM
Replies: 45
Views: 3,718
Posted By ztrab
back up set

Laminated hard copy in zip loc under seat and as with my passport, insurance cards, a copy on my smart phone.
Forum: Orange Crush 04-02-2014, 10:37 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,902
Posted By ztrab
Field notes

FWIW, carry a couple of extra o-rings, they can deform or get nicked, then you have a big leaky. When I replace my fittings, I use high quality FI screw clamps so I can make a field change easily. ...
Forum: West – California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 03-29-2014, 09:11 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 848
Posted By ztrab
MC almost always get a free pass to the front

I'm guessing I've crossed close to hundred times, never had a problem going to the front. Most of the crossings on the Mex side will have a break in the barriers wide enough for an MC at near the...
Forum: Thumpers 03-27-2014, 11:29 AM
Replies: 1,922
Views: 593,137
Posted By ztrab
Aluminum panniers

SOLD

If anyone is interested, I have a set of custom made pannier on the flea market for the 690 - already fitted to the KTM racks but you can relocate the hardware to fit similar racks.
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Forum: Thumpers 03-27-2014, 11:27 AM
Replies: 17,588
Views: 1,849,327
Posted By ztrab
Aluminum panniers

SOLD

Put my custom 690 boxes on the flea market here:

http://www.advrider.com/forums/showthread.php?p=23793785#post23793785
Forum: Latin America 03-27-2014, 08:39 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 750
Posted By ztrab
Low Risk

True, there are lots of dirt route in and out of the canyon lands. I have a mostly dirt route from Nogales and Agua Prieta that gets me to Alamos or Nacori Chico. I don't mind some asphalt and I get...
Forum: West – California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 03-25-2014, 11:52 AM
Replies: 15,365
Views: 1,237,414
Posted By ztrab
Inde

Next IH date is April 21. I put a few rides and a school together last year with Evan - we even got Aaron Yates to guest instruct, but I have been riding off road so much, I let my private...
Forum: Latin America 03-25-2014, 11:26 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 750
Posted By ztrab
Yikes

I'm glad I was able to ride the canyons many times on my GS before they paved anything....even the road from Hwy 16 (Basaseachic Falls to San Jauinto). Did a dirt bike ride with Justin Rosen about...
Forum: Thumpers 03-17-2014, 11:17 PM
Replies: 17,588
Views: 1,849,327
Posted By ztrab
Acc

Simple 12 v stick tester will solve this, though I think ACC 2 is always hot to the battery. I put a relay on mine since I use both. I doesn't take much to run the battery down.
Forum: Ride reports 03-11-2014, 11:24 AM
Replies: 685
Views: 106,184
Posted By ztrab
Day 10 dune vid - whaaaaat

You dudes are killing me, I'm not home a month, routing up some northern trails I didn't get to in Feb and you post that stinkin Vizciano vid through the dunes... argh, At la Bocano my compadres...
Forum: Americas 03-10-2014, 11:53 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 634
Posted By ztrab
Baja on the big bikes

I was through BOLA to San Francisquito in Feb. The road is a little chewed up from the November Baja 1K and it will shed any superfluous "farkels" that aren't attached well. Ran that section many...
Forum: Road warriors 03-10-2014, 11:20 PM
Replies: 98
Views: 9,127
Posted By ztrab
2013 rr

Because I have a 2013 with 1,300 miles on it that was part of a two bike magazine project, this one was used for photo shots as the stock trim bike, is practically brand new factory Tri-color, it...
Forum: GS Boxers 03-10-2014, 03:19 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,773
Posted By ztrab
Head south

It's warm in Baja..................:freaky
http://ztrab.smugmug.com/photos/i-BLQcVgz/0/L/i-BLQcVgz-L.jpg
Forum: Thumpers 03-09-2014, 10:00 PM
Replies: 17,588
Views: 1,849,327
Posted By ztrab
Maintenance

My own experience and counsel from master techs who wrench for a living; sometimes it is quicker and more expedient to take few extra steps so you have full access to what you are working on....
Forum: Ride reports 03-09-2014, 09:48 AM
Replies: 685
Views: 106,184
Posted By ztrab
San Ig to Pt. Abreojos

FWIW, You can trim some of the aspalt off the this run . About 5 miles north of the SI airport road, there is aturn out on the west (your left if traveling toward Vizciano). Looks liek a big...
Forum: Thumpers 03-09-2014, 08:56 AM
Replies: 17,588
Views: 1,849,327
Posted By ztrab
spare injector

I now carry a spare oem injector assembly in addition to a back up pump & filter with necessary FI clamps, etc so a field swap can be done easily enough. - you should also carry a few of the red...
Forum: Thumpers 03-09-2014, 08:31 AM
Replies: 1,922
Views: 593,137
Posted By ztrab
Lipage

Yeah, I really liked that lip, it came off my HP2. I broke it (and my weak ass clavicle- 4th time-) when I parked my bike upside down after a mesquite limb wedged into my front wheel while riding a...
Forum: Pics, pics, pics... 03-08-2014, 11:42 PM
Replies: 2,585
Views: 339,218
Posted By ztrab
Full moonrise over bahia Los Angeles, Baja

http://ztrab.smugmug.com/Motorcycle-trips/Baja-Feb-2014/i-Wqb8fPG/0/L/P1040453-L.jpg
Forum: Thumpers 03-08-2014, 11:25 PM
Replies: 1,922
Views: 593,137
Posted By ztrab
Happy Trails & hard bags

Shot from Feb in Baja. I am using the KTM racks and Happy Trails Soft paniers. They have an aluminum backing that was originally made for HT proprietary racks, but I used TT mounts and the bags do...
Forum: Thumpers 03-06-2014, 08:49 PM
Replies: 17,588
Views: 1,849,327
Posted By ztrab
Oem air box

Interesting, I figured between the air box mounting bolts and the rigid throttle body throat mount to the rubber manifold, it would be next to impossible to blow it off the throttle body. Learn...
Forum: Thumpers 03-05-2014, 11:14 PM
Replies: 17,588
Views: 1,849,327
Posted By ztrab
Slave

Caveat, I'm hanging at the beach in Mexico running on tacos and beer.... The oem slave is notoriously inferior and I know a lot of guys who replaced them with an aftermarket unit. Having said that ,...
Forum: Thumpers 03-05-2014, 01:39 PM
Replies: 17,588
Views: 1,849,327
Posted By ztrab
field notes

I have a 2009 R with 13,000 miles, 90 % off-road. I’ve done most of the mods, tank bolts, Leo Vince can(remapped by dealer), ceramic coated oem header, smog control removed, kickstand bypass, lED...
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