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Forum: Ride reports 07-10-2014, 06:44 AM
Replies: 0
Views: 261
Posted By jtice
Trip Report: Skyline Drive & Southern WV

Here is a trip report for a ride I did last week to Skyline Drive and then a lopp down through the southern part of WV.

http://jtice.com/trip_reports/7-1-14/index.htm
Forum: Day Trippin' 10-17-2013, 05:47 AM
Replies: 0
Views: 382
Posted By jtice
Riding the Tail (Deals Gap)

Took a 3 day trip down to Deals Gap from West Virgina, thought I would share it with you guys.
Had a great time, all the roads down that way were fantastic....
Forum: Equipment 05-15-2012, 06:28 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 2,364
Posted By jtice
As I said in my first post, it actually does NOT...

As I said in my first post, it actually does NOT cover all that up, it just looks like it from the photos.
From a seated position, I can easily see the temp, gas gauge, and even the clock.
Only the...
Forum: Equipment 05-15-2012, 05:32 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 2,364
Posted By jtice
Sure, the iPad is mounted with RAM Mounts. I use...

Sure, the iPad is mounted with RAM Mounts. I use them for EVERYthing, they are by far the best I have used, nice and versitile also.
The RAM 1" ball base is bolted to the bracket I made, then the...
Forum: Equipment 05-15-2012, 02:58 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 2,364
Posted By jtice
I do have some concerns since it is so pricey....

I do have some concerns since it is so pricey. But once I get a water proof case for it I think it should hold up just fine. I usually always have the Garmin 60csx on there no matter what. I use it...
Forum: Equipment 05-15-2012, 01:19 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 2,364
Posted By jtice
Well Im not watching movies on it LOL I found...

Well Im not watching movies on it LOL
I found it much more distracting and dangerous to look down to the tank bag or handlebars at smaller screens, causing me to take my eyes off the road more.
The...
Forum: Equipment 05-15-2012, 12:47 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 2,364
Posted By jtice
DL650 - Fabricated Windscreen Bracket for iPad RAM Mount

I have experimented with alot of GPS navigation options on the bike ever since I bought it. All had their issues. The Garmin Nuvi units have alot of short comings I dont like at all.

My Garmin...
Forum: Equipment 04-27-2012, 03:20 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 2,234
Posted By jtice
Thanks A cutting board, BRILLIANT !!!!!!!

Thanks
A cutting board, BRILLIANT !!!!!!!
Forum: Equipment 04-27-2012, 06:50 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 2,234
Posted By jtice
Writeup: Mounting Pelican Cases on the VStrom DL650

After a couple weeks of research and looking at literally hundreds of pages of photos of hard cases mounted on bikes, I decided I wanted to go with Givi PL532 racks and Pelican 1550 cases. The top...
Forum: Americas 04-26-2012, 12:10 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,388
Posted By jtice
Looked up form info on Fort Bragg, looks like an...

Looked up form info on Fort Bragg, looks like an awesome place with alot to see.
Not sure I will be going that far west, or have the spare time to see it, but its sure added to my to see list.

Oh...
Forum: Americas 04-26-2012, 10:59 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,388
Posted By jtice
Thanks alot for the input guys, its helping alot!...

Thanks alot for the input guys, its helping alot!
Here is what I have planned out so far. I mainly just need to figure out the best, most fun way from Goldsboro, NC to Roanoke, VA
Google Map of...
Forum: Americas 04-26-2012, 08:27 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,388
Posted By jtice
Ohhh very cool. I will look into that. Thanks

Ohhh very cool. I will look into that. Thanks
Forum: Americas 04-26-2012, 08:16 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,388
Posted By jtice
Was still deciding how to head out of WV, but I...

Was still deciding how to head out of WV, but I was leaning toward going through Elkins and then 33. Love that road.
Monticello, is that a restaurant?
Forum: Americas 04-26-2012, 07:45 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,388
Posted By jtice
Thanks for the info guys! 4PawsHacienda, ...

Thanks for the info guys!

4PawsHacienda,
Great info! Thanks alot. I planned to take the ferry down to Cedar island and work my way down.
But I didnt know about that inner banks area, I will...
Forum: Americas 04-24-2012, 08:56 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,388
Posted By jtice
West Virginia to the NC Outer Banks - Help me Plan my Trip!

This year I want to take about a week off work and do a nice bike trip.
I will be alone, using a Suzuki DL650 that I can load up with quite a bit of gear.
I hope to camp out a few nights out of a...
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 04-12-2012, 11:49 AM
Replies: 883
Views: 52,319
Posted By jtice
From a few pages back... Love this place, been...

From a few pages back...
Love this place, been going there for years. Was one of the first places I took the KLX.
http://images.everytrail.com/pics/fullsize/2119324-DSC00794.JPG?nocache=6748...
Forum: Thumpers 09-27-2011, 06:11 PM
Replies: 76
Views: 18,244
Posted By jtice
I cant seem to find the part number now, but I...

I cant seem to find the part number now, but I used the second one that was mentioned, its the round Artic Cat fuel pump,
I also split the fuel lines int eh tank like mentioned here, running down...
Forum: GS Boxers 07-06-2011, 06:30 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,433
Posted By jtice
I also used the handlebar clamp, I found it more...

I also used the handlebar clamp, I found it more versitile since I could place it anywhere along the bar, and rotate it in the direction I wanted to.
Cant go wrong with the RAM mounts, I have then...
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 07-05-2011, 07:11 AM
Replies: 10,638
Views: 567,578
Posted By jtice
Last weekend I rode down to Seneca Rocks on the...

Last weekend I rode down to Seneca Rocks on the Wee, about a 210 mile day, my longest so far, I know, not much, but I finally have the bike setup to where its comfy on long rides, so I am sure more...
Forum: Equipment 05-07-2011, 09:54 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,322
Posted By jtice
Thanks for the input guys, I am going to check...

Thanks for the input guys, I am going to check out a couple local shops to see if they have anything like has been mentioned here so I can try some on, see how they seal.
Forum: Equipment 05-06-2011, 01:18 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,322
Posted By jtice
Help me pick out some riding Glasses or Goggles

I typically wear a full face modular helmet when I ride. But summer is around the corner and I was thinking about using a half helmet for some light riding, trips to the store, etc.

So, I am on...
Forum: Equipment 04-12-2011, 08:26 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 3,684
Posted By jtice
You would be amazed how much light those will put...

You would be amazed how much light those will put out, many 8" or wider LED bars will put out WAY more light than an average headlight.
its just the matter of how the beam pattern is, and if it is...
Forum: Equipment 04-11-2011, 12:02 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 3,684
Posted By jtice
I dont have any experience with that particular...

I dont have any experience with that particular one, but I am betting the light output would be outstanding,,, and piss off every oncoming car you encounter.
That will have a fairly spread beam...
Forum: Thumpers 03-07-2011, 06:09 AM
Replies: 76
Views: 18,244
Posted By jtice
Is anyone having to limit the fuel flow from the...

Is anyone having to limit the fuel flow from the fuel pump with the stock 250cc engines?
I have done a pipe, header, intake and rejet, but the engine is stock.

I installed the Acerbis tank last...
Forum: Road warriors 03-03-2011, 07:31 PM
Replies: 200
Views: 20,241
Posted By jtice
Yea I figure they are talking about the V-Rod for...

Yea I figure they are talking about the V-Rod for sure, my buddy has one, they will run for sure, and the drag version it really nuts.
They engines were designed by Porche I heard.
Very smooth...
Forum: Thumpers 02-22-2011, 09:48 PM
Replies: 76
Views: 18,244
Posted By jtice
After researching some more, I think I will just...

After researching some more, I think I will just take the smog stuff completely off, really no need for it on there.
So I will just run the fuel pump off the vacuum line from the carb.
Seems its...
Forum: Thumpers 02-22-2011, 10:30 AM
Replies: 76
Views: 18,244
Posted By jtice
I am seriously considering using the Acerbis tank...

I am seriously considering using the Acerbis tank on my 09 KLX250S, but have a couple questions first.

I would rather not use a fuel pump, to keep things simple.
Can I just run a T inside the...
Forum: Equipment 12-10-2010, 11:46 AM
Replies: 332
Views: 63,242
Posted By jtice
You need to check out the Everytrail.com site and...

You need to check out the Everytrail.com site and iphone app then !
I love it, been doing all my recent trips on it.
Forum: Equipment 11-16-2010, 01:57 PM
Replies: 332
Views: 63,242
Posted By jtice
you guys have to try out www.Everytrail.com ...

you guys have to try out www.Everytrail.com
its awesome, both with the iPhone, or just using it to create trips from your gps unit.
Forum: Thumpers 11-16-2010, 01:55 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,122
Posted By jtice
I am 185 lbs. 5'-11" and have had my 09 KLX250S a...

I am 185 lbs. 5'-11" and have had my 09 KLX250S a few weeks now and LOVE it, LOOOOVE it.
Its very choked from the factory, I hear you can open it up a good bit with intake, exhaust and jets, but...
Forum: Thumpers 11-11-2010, 11:41 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,067
Posted By jtice
I know what you mean, I just got mine a couple...

I know what you mean, I just got mine a couple weeks ago, cant wait to get it broke in so I can start doing some mods :)
Least that gives me time to pick out the parts I want to use.
Forum: Thumpers 11-11-2010, 11:08 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,067
Posted By jtice
Yep its normal, mine and many others do the same...

Yep its normal, mine and many others do the same thing.
The main tip that I have not tried yet, that is said to help, is turn the fuel off, and let it run out when you put the bike away.
Then the...
Forum: Thumpers 11-06-2010, 09:22 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 1,120
Posted By jtice
Eek Lets see your KLX250 Farkle! (mods & add-ons)

Just got my 09 KLX250S and so far I am LOVING it.
Over the winter I plan to do some mods to gain alittle power, and make it even more functional, such as a rear rack, GPS mount, sone sort of tank...
Forum: Ride reports 11-03-2010, 05:55 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 612
Posted By jtice
09 Kawasaki KLX250S - Day One

Bought a brand new leftover 09 Kawasaki KLX250s today, and went for a ride as soon as I got it home. I cant say enough about this bike, its a ton of fun, I am a beginner, and it was still easy to...
Forum: Regional forums 11-01-2010, 07:14 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 2,150
Posted By jtice
I am a new rider, and in the same boat as you. ...

I am a new rider, and in the same boat as you.
I was looking into the Suzuki V-Strom at first, and sure the BMWs are awesome as well.
But I have decided that for my first bike, they are just too...
Forum: Vendors 10-29-2010, 08:56 AM
Replies: 4,174
Views: 900,127
Posted By jtice
Ah very nice, thanks for that link. Seems the...

Ah very nice, thanks for that link.
Seems the setup could certainly use form more heatsinking, but thats tough with a 24W light.
Seems it does have a regulator circuit in it, thats nice. Great to...
Forum: Vendors 10-29-2010, 08:28 AM
Replies: 4,174
Views: 900,127
Posted By jtice
I did think that was odd that it was adjusting...

I did think that was odd that it was adjusting the - and not the +
Does anyone know if the 24W led lights in this thread have any internal circuit to regulate them?
Most led lights today have some...
Forum: Vendors 10-29-2010, 08:10 AM
Replies: 4,174
Views: 900,127
Posted By jtice
Very nice setup. Are you using this dimmer with...

Very nice setup.
Are you using this dimmer with the led lights in this thread?
Was wondering if it would cause problems with any internal regulating circuits these lights may have.
I have a spare...
Forum: Ride reports 10-27-2010, 06:12 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,460
Posted By jtice
Awesome trip report, very well put together. That...

Awesome trip report, very well put together. That looked like a great time. Glad to hear the KLX250S served you well, I hope to get one of my own within the next couple weeks :)
~John
Forum: Thumpers 10-25-2010, 01:38 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 5,022
Posted By jtice
The WR250R I sat on was used, and even with the...

The WR250R I sat on was used, and even with the sag it was higher than the brand new KLX250S.
The XT250 just felt like alittle toy when I sat on it, TOO small really.
Then WR250R felt like I was...
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