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Forum: Rallies 06-25-2015, 01:08 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 592
Posted By Outwardbound
Me too. Can't decide whether to take DR650 or...

Me too. Can't decide whether to take DR650 or WR250.
Wife sez one's gotta go....trying to justify keeping both...
Forum: GPS 101 - Which GPS For Me 05-13-2015, 07:04 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 395
Posted By Outwardbound
Thanx !

Thanx !
Forum: GPS 101 - Which GPS For Me 05-12-2015, 03:41 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 395
Posted By Outwardbound
dumb Montana question

I have a Montana 600 which works fine in tracks and routes. I'm using CNNA2015 map set, which works without a problem. The problem is this: when I insert an address it gives me the direct line but...
Forum: The Garage 04-17-2015, 03:17 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 629
Posted By Outwardbound
I think you've nailed it there. From the looks of...

I think you've nailed it there. From the looks of the service department in this particular dealership, I don't think I'd want THEM doing it anyhow.
Forum: The Garage 04-16-2015, 03:47 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 629
Posted By Outwardbound
Dealership question

Before a "factory authorized" dealership sells a bike, is it required to complete outstanding safety recall actions ?

Can they sell a bike without completing recall work ?

I'm looking at a...
Forum: Thumpers 04-09-2015, 08:02 PM
Replies: 110,937
Views: 22,538,488
Posted By Outwardbound
Vibranators

Just installed a set of Vibranators (tuned mass dampers) in my tapered Alu bars.

WOW...what a difference. Lacking vibe measurement equipment, I'd guesstimate it damped 80% of the amplitude out. ...
Forum: Racing 03-24-2015, 06:23 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,767
Posted By Outwardbound
FS1 shows NASCAR on Sunday at 2. Do they still...

FS1 shows NASCAR on Sunday at 2. Do they still have 2 Wheel Tuesdays?
Forum: Racing 03-23-2015, 06:02 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,767
Posted By Outwardbound
MotoGP on US TV

I'm seeing lots of NASCAR on FS1HD, but no MotoGP. Anyone know where/when it will be broadcast ? Am I looking in the wrong place ?
Forum: Trip Planning 03-23-2015, 03:09 AM
Replies: 57
Views: 10,661
Posted By Outwardbound
Google Uber Bivy. Bought one...they're...

Google Uber Bivy.
Bought one...they're relatively cheap. Never looked back.
Hammocks are great where there are trees, but once you consider the tarp and an underquilt are about the same size and...
Forum: Americas 02-02-2015, 06:19 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 538
Posted By Outwardbound
Familiar with Rifle, Colorado ?

I plan to begin a loop of the Heart of the West Tour next Summer from Rifle. Does anyone familiar w the area have any idea of whom (or where) I could approach about parking my car/trailer for about...
Forum: Moto Bellissima: All Other Dualsports 01-24-2015, 08:01 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 2,174
Posted By Outwardbound
What they really need in today's market is an...

What they really need in today's market is an updated Quota.
Forum: Thumpers 12-29-2014, 12:42 PM
Replies: 110,937
Views: 22,538,488
Posted By Outwardbound
Advice I will take. Blue it is.

Advice I will take. Blue it is.
Forum: Thumpers 12-29-2014, 11:06 AM
Replies: 110,937
Views: 22,538,488
Posted By Outwardbound
Neutral safety switch screws

For those who have safetied theirs... Rather than safety wire, would red locktite be as effective ? Certainly is easier.
Anyone out there locktite-ed theirs ?
Forum: Mapping & Navigation 12-26-2014, 07:31 AM
Replies: 12,090
Views: 1,602,990
Posted By Outwardbound
Thanks for the great reply. I appreciate it !

Thanks for the great reply. I appreciate it !
Forum: Mapping & Navigation 12-25-2014, 08:19 PM
Replies: 12,090
Views: 1,602,990
Posted By Outwardbound
Montana noob questions

Santa brought me a new Montana. Naturally it's completely different than my old Zumo.....so..... it brings me to a few setup questions.

1. I plan on riding the Heart of the West tour from tracks...
Forum: Thumpers 12-22-2014, 09:20 PM
Replies: 8,842
Views: 2,554,284
Posted By Outwardbound
Here's how it went on my old Triumph Spitfire: ...

Here's how it went on my old Triumph Spitfire:
After inserting the appropriate feeler gage, open the rocker screw up till the valve starts clicking. That's too loose: now slowly tighten it down till...
Forum: Thumpers 12-22-2014, 09:09 PM
Replies: 110,937
Views: 22,538,488
Posted By Outwardbound
Just today installed the rear shock (front work...

Just today installed the rear shock (front work tomorrow). While replacing the rear I removed the swingarm to re-grease the bearings; which were fine (apparently this bike's never seen rain). To...
Forum: Thumpers 12-22-2014, 05:52 PM
Replies: 63
Views: 4,070
Posted By Outwardbound
word !

word !
Forum: Equipment 11-28-2014, 10:31 AM
Replies: 77
Views: 7,847
Posted By Outwardbound
Try an Uber Bivy. Made of funky Tyvek; seems...

Try an Uber Bivy. Made of funky Tyvek; seems cheesey...but wow, is it good. I had NO moisture problems on COLD damp raining nights. It's a water-vapor permeable material which is surprisingly...
Forum: Equipment 11-27-2014, 09:09 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 574
Posted By Outwardbound
Yep. Exactly ! Thanks for the assist. Happy...

Yep. Exactly ! Thanks for the assist.
Happy Thanksgiving.
Forum: Equipment 11-27-2014, 12:35 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 574
Posted By Outwardbound
electrical component help, please

While doing routine maintenance on my ST1300, I found a fuze which I'd never seen before. It had a lead attached to the plastic "head" of the fuze with a wire and a female, shielded connector spade....
Forum: Epic Ride Reports 11-12-2014, 05:17 PM
Replies: 134
Views: 24,427
Posted By Outwardbound
PHENOMENAL. Simply the best !

PHENOMENAL. Simply the best !
Forum: Epic Ride Reports 10-22-2014, 07:45 AM
Replies: 375
Views: 55,230
Posted By Outwardbound
Laugh How did that Versahaul work out ? Was the...

How did that Versahaul work out ? Was the handling of the truck adversely affected ? D'you remember the aprox weight of your "gravel-runner" ?

The picture got me thinking.......
Forum: Thumpers 08-22-2014, 06:59 PM
Replies: 2,078
Views: 319,753
Posted By Outwardbound
To all who shared their knowledge thanks ! I...

To all who shared their knowledge thanks ! I pulled the carb and it was, as expected, full of green varnish. No daylight to be seen through the pilot jet. Soaked the carb in carb cleaner, cleared...
Forum: The Garage 08-22-2014, 10:08 AM
Replies: 1,651
Sticky: Note to self:
Views: 378,914
Posted By Outwardbound
Note to self.... When you are a member of...

Note to self....

When you are a member of an undergraduate study group along with a brilliant coed..
never do the aforementioned coed's sister

Nope...that don't end well....
Forum: Thumpers 08-19-2014, 06:11 PM
Replies: 2,078
Views: 319,753
Posted By Outwardbound
OK carburetor gurus..... A little help here if...

OK carburetor gurus..... A little help here if you will.

The bike starts on the choke ("enricher'). Runs fine above 3k rpm. Stalls at idle. Restart and the symptoms repeat. The bike's been in...
Forum: Equipment 08-11-2014, 07:34 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,487
Posted By Outwardbound
I have the vinyl Day-Long on my Versys. It's...

I have the vinyl Day-Long on my Versys. It's REALLY comfortable, but I tend to slip forward toward the tank under braking. Something grippier may be in order.
Forum: Equipment 08-11-2014, 07:24 AM
Replies: 67
Views: 10,044
Posted By Outwardbound
I,too answered the beta test call. I'm a former...

I,too answered the beta test call. I'm a former Navy pilot who ran the Operational Test and Evaluation program on a 2.5 billion dollar aircraft purchase program (the T-45 TS). I have experience with...
Forum: Road Warriors 07-29-2014, 09:00 PM
Replies: 2,412
Views: 361,235
Posted By Outwardbound
You DO understand that you CAN'T say that without...

You DO understand that you CAN'T say that without links to pix and a ride report.

Do Tell !
Forum: Road Warriors 07-16-2014, 09:15 PM
Replies: 233
Views: 38,670
Posted By Outwardbound
The ST1300 heat management issue is well...

The ST1300 heat management issue is well discussed in the ST Owners forum. I solved mine by two simple fixes:
1) a small rubber seal around the seat-tank interface, and
2) Removing the left inner...
Forum: Thumpers 07-13-2014, 07:17 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 4,175
Posted By Outwardbound
Great light weight adventure bike ! A few things...

Great light weight adventure bike ! A few things you'll want to consider

Skid plate. Be advised that unless you line it w rubber (or bed liner spray) it will reflect an alarming amount of...
Forum: Road Warriors 06-18-2014, 11:01 AM
Replies: 62
Views: 5,399
Posted By Outwardbound
Mine was the same way about 4 years ago. Outgrew...

Mine was the same way about 4 years ago. Outgrew her starter bike, and her needs became more focused. She bought a used Honda Silverwing; 600cc's, two cylinders, engine attached to the frame, not the...
Forum: Thumpers 06-11-2014, 08:30 PM
Replies: 8,842
Views: 2,554,284
Posted By Outwardbound
Coop's still here ! Now riding a wr250r, but...

Coop's still here !
Now riding a wr250r, but still a minimalist. In fact, planning a Heart of the West trip w Blimpman after I retire. I'd try to be in for a SE Mich DS ride, but it would be a...
Forum: Central – From Da Nort Woods to the Plane States 04-02-2014, 07:40 PM
Replies: 12,363
Views: 1,034,433
Posted By Outwardbound
Does anyone know of a "Trans Michigan Trail" type...

Does anyone know of a "Trans Michigan Trail" type network ? I'm not looking for gnarly singletrack, but rather dirt/gravel roads. I guess I'm too lazy to go through all 600 posts to which the...
Forum: Racing 03-16-2014, 08:36 PM
Replies: 2,885
Views: 272,903
Posted By Outwardbound
They'll never do that.....then it would be like...

They'll never do that.....then it would be like Indycar.....
Forum: Road Warriors 03-13-2014, 01:51 PM
Replies: 73
Views: 7,247
Posted By Outwardbound
For most of us the heat problem (yes it is a real...

For most of us the heat problem (yes it is a real issue) is resolved via a number of methods. On the ST Owners forum look up "heat" in the ST1300 Tech sub-forum.

Here's what I did
...
Forum: Thumpers 02-28-2014, 09:05 PM
Replies: 147
Views: 9,338
Posted By Outwardbound
Yeah...but which oil should you use in it....... ...

Yeah...but which oil should you use in it.......

:hide
Forum: Trip Planning 02-23-2014, 08:23 PM
Replies: 281
Views: 96,501
Posted By Outwardbound
We were single tracking in South East Ohio with...

We were single tracking in South East Ohio with about 5 other riders. Though I didn't know it at the time, this is Sasquatch country: dozens of sightings have been reported in that exact area.

We...
Forum: Epic Ride Reports 02-01-2014, 09:05 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 5,227
Posted By Outwardbound
Bravo ! What editing software did you use ? ...

Bravo !
What editing software did you use ?
I'm impressed !
Forum: Thumpers 01-30-2014, 08:31 PM
Replies: 303
Views: 58,934
Posted By Outwardbound
WR250 Adv : ...

WR250 Adv :

http://i57.photobucket.com/albums/g221/Jdcooperclan/050.jpg (http://s57.photobucket.com/user/Jdcooperclan/media/050.jpg.html)
Tank, seat, Wolfman bag racks
Set up for long haulin'.
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