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Forum: Epic Ride Reports 06-23-2015, 10:22 AM
Replies: 348
Views: 58,324
Posted By The Breeze
Way to go Jenny :clap:clap:clap Taking the bike...

Way to go Jenny :clap:clap:clap Taking the bike through Kane Creek is a testament to your riding skills and the bikes capability:deal Very impressive:deal:clap:clap
Forum: Epic Ride Reports 06-22-2015, 10:23 AM
Replies: 57
Views: 6,666
Posted By The Breeze
Sorry, wasn't trying to dog pile….. just wanted...

Sorry, wasn't trying to dog pile….. just wanted to let other people know the issues/benefits of the two devices.

In the end, the most important thing is that you're O.K. :freaky
Forum: Epic Ride Reports 06-22-2015, 09:50 AM
Replies: 57
Views: 6,666
Posted By The Breeze
Late to this party…but this scenario is why I...

Late to this party…but this scenario is why I bought a new Delorme InReach…….and retired my Spot Tracker.

My Spot Tracker worked flawlessly for many years (i.e., the tracking feature) and...
Forum: Americas 06-02-2015, 08:00 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 521
Posted By The Breeze
Can't speak to La Paz….. But I stayed a few...

Can't speak to La Paz….. But I stayed a few nights in the Hotel Oasis in Loreto. Very nice, reasonably priced, and on the water. Would stay there again.

Enjoy your trip :freaky
Forum: Americas 05-09-2015, 06:36 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 755
Posted By The Breeze
The section between Green River and Salina can be...

The section between Green River and Salina can be difficult without a GPS (this section is IMO the best part of the Utah TAT….also the most technical). I had a GPS…but no tracks. I also had Sam's...
Forum: The Rockies – It's all downhill from here... 05-06-2015, 08:49 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 616
Posted By The Breeze
Whatever you do……do not miss Moab. The town...

Whatever you do……do not miss Moab. The town itself is unfortunately quite touristy but the scenery surrounding the town is spectacular. Arches and Canyonlands National Parks are right there. ...
Forum: Americas 05-06-2015, 08:46 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 307
Posted By The Breeze
You have plenty of life left in your chain:deal ...

You have plenty of life left in your chain:deal My chain maintenance consists of doing nothing :rofl and I consistently get 15k miles life out of my chains/sprockets. With the type of maintenance...
Forum: The Rockies – It's all downhill from here... 04-27-2015, 09:31 AM
Replies: 240
Views: 27,277
Posted By The Breeze
I would recommend flying into SLC. Ride from SLC...

I would recommend flying into SLC. Ride from SLC to Strawberry Reservoir (beyond Heber City on US40). Head South off-road at the reservoir to Soldier Summit (on US6). Take US6 several miles West...
Forum: British Beasts: Triumph Tigers 04-11-2015, 11:19 PM
Replies: 1,231
Views: 145,457
Posted By The Breeze
I have a 2012 800XC…but basically the same bike. ...

I have a 2012 800XC…but basically the same bike. It has just shy of 31k miles on the clock….nothing but oil changes, tires, and new chain/sprockets. It's been flawless……it's also been to Cabo San...
Forum: Americas 03-18-2015, 08:06 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 744
Posted By The Breeze
The first time I rode that section of the TAT, I...

The first time I rode that section of the TAT, I was on my WR250R with stock gearing and loaded. It worked but was not ideal. I've subsequently geared my WR way down (13/50).

The DRZ obviously...
Forum: Americas 03-11-2015, 06:48 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 737
Posted By The Breeze
+1 :clap Another reason to head his advice...

+1 :clap

Another reason to head his advice regarding point 4, is that the ferry across Lake Powell will most likely not be running in May.

I've done this route several times……it never gets old....
Forum: Americas 02-26-2015, 09:01 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 534
Posted By The Breeze
+1 Check the bushducks site…..it is accurate and...

+1 Check the bushducks site…..it is accurate and updated on a regular basis. The "typical" time to plan the TAT across the Colorado passes is on or after July 1st. However, this winter has been...
Forum: Americas 11-16-2014, 07:59 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 3,989
Posted By The Breeze
I'm no expert on packing/transportation……but I...

I'm no expert on packing/transportation……but I have shipped my DR650 to Chile and to South Africa. I was involved in unpacking the bikes both times. In both cases, bikes were not packed hanging...
Forum: Americas 11-08-2014, 08:22 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 718
Posted By The Breeze
Either of the bikes you've mentioned will be...

Either of the bikes you've mentioned will be great. Lighter is better….so I'd give the nod to the DRZ. Same goes for your luggage….minimal quantity/weight is best.

If you go with the DRZ and...
Forum: Americas 10-07-2014, 09:23 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 533
Posted By The Breeze
SA = South America TAT = Trans America Trail

SA = South America

TAT = Trans America Trail
Forum: British Beasts: Triumph Tigers 10-03-2014, 07:38 PM
Replies: 1,961
Views: 265,625
Posted By The Breeze
+1 :deal

+1 :deal
Forum: Epic Ride Reports 09-30-2014, 08:33 PM
Replies: 181
Views: 35,788
Posted By The Breeze
IN :freaky

IN :freaky
Forum: Americas 08-09-2014, 10:01 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 2,696
Posted By The Breeze
I have a pair of combat boots, as well. Fine...

I have a pair of combat boots, as well. Fine boots for the tarmac…..but IMO a no go for the dirt. I went down hard (wearing the combat boots) in the dirt and was lucky to walk away with a severely...
Forum: British Beasts: Triumph Tigers 07-23-2014, 09:21 AM
Replies: 22,305
Views: 4,396,660
Posted By The Breeze
[QUOTE haha - in my case yes, I'm only 5'9" so...

[QUOTE haha - in my case yes, I'm only 5'9" so that's how I get on most bikes ...but, even if I were taller, with the drybag and the pile of stuff in the back I can't think of a better way to do...
Forum: Thumpers 07-05-2014, 01:55 PM
Replies: 1,767
Views: 377,674
Posted By The Breeze
+1 :nod In my mind either a wide range...

+1 :nod


In my mind either a wide range (very wide) 5-speed trans or even better, a 6-speed trans (with the 6th gear being a pure overdrive gear) is going to be required for my needs.

My Dr650...
Forum: Epic Ride Reports 07-01-2014, 10:48 PM
Replies: 524
Views: 76,399
Posted By The Breeze
My thoughts exactly…..rode through Cabo as...

My thoughts exactly…..rode through Cabo as quickly as possible….

However, there is a great little town South East of La Paz called Los Barriles. Nice little town…only intended on staying the...
Forum: British Beasts: Triumph Tigers 06-30-2014, 08:40 AM
Replies: 22,305
Views: 4,396,660
Posted By The Breeze
Wd-40

I used the WD-40 while on the trail (in the middle of Baja)….to get my bike to idle properly…..in other words, a quick fix. Worked like a charm and I didn't have to remove tank, etc. to get back on...
Forum: British Beasts: Triumph Tigers 06-29-2014, 07:32 PM
Replies: 22,305
Views: 4,396,660
Posted By The Breeze
When you cleaned the stepper motor…….did you...

When you cleaned the stepper motor…….did you simply clean the plunger? Or did you grease it as well. If so, what type of grease?

Mines been acting up….but I've just sprayed it with WD40 to...
Forum: Americas 06-12-2014, 08:40 AM
Replies: 998
Views: 162,506
Posted By The Breeze
Hmmm…… Kick stand kill switch wire cut? It's...

Hmmm…… Kick stand kill switch wire cut? It's very exposed and I could see how it could be cut when the bike hit the pothole. Anyway, need more info….
Forum: Americas 06-11-2014, 10:23 PM
Replies: 998
Views: 162,506
Posted By The Breeze
Heather, Please describe your issue (either...

Heather,

Please describe your issue (either here) or even better on the "Tiger 800 Problems; for reference only please" thread, which is located in the "Beasts" section. A lot of knowledge...
Forum: Thumpers 06-02-2014, 10:06 PM
Replies: 101
Views: 47,435
Posted By The Breeze
Pot calling the kettle black…..

Pot calling the kettle black…..
Forum: Regional Forums 05-29-2014, 07:48 PM
Replies: 108
Views: 15,163
Posted By The Breeze
+1 :lol3 It was a great ride. Kane Creek...

+1 :lol3

It was a great ride. Kane Creek was definitely one of the highlights of the trip for me!
Forum: West – California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 05-28-2014, 08:07 AM
Replies: 552
Views: 69,770
Posted By The Breeze
+1 Precisely what I did :1drink

+1 Precisely what I did :1drink
Forum: West – California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 05-26-2014, 08:40 AM
Replies: 552
Views: 69,770
Posted By The Breeze
As stated earlier…the locked gate shown in the...

As stated earlier…the locked gate shown in the picture is NOT the route. I did the same thing….backtracked (less than a mile) and took the road that turned to the left. After getting on the correct...
Forum: Thumpers 05-16-2014, 08:01 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 610
Posted By The Breeze
Very minor differences/updates between model...

Very minor differences/updates between model years….. If you want a WR250R and it's a good deal…jump on it! Some of the 2008's had a bad fuel pump (it's about the only weak link on the bike). They...
Forum: British Beasts: Triumph Tigers 05-12-2014, 04:42 PM
Replies: 5,115
Views: 783,205
Posted By The Breeze
I just rode the bike down to the Baja (mostly...

I just rode the bike down to the Baja (mostly pavement and light off-road)….then back up the AZBDR and Portions of the UTBDR. I ran TKC80's and they worked perfectly. However, after I scared the...
Forum: British Beasts: Triumph Tigers 05-12-2014, 10:11 AM
Replies: 5,115
Views: 783,205
Posted By The Breeze
Can anyone advise how these tires perform on wet...

Can anyone advise how these tires perform on wet sealed roads?

Hopefully better than the Heidenau Scouts….. If so, I may try this tire next time around.
Forum: Thumpers 05-12-2014, 09:50 AM
Replies: 1,767
Views: 377,674
Posted By The Breeze
Great :thumb Thanks again for the info:clap

Great :thumb

Thanks again for the info:clap
Forum: Thumpers 05-10-2014, 11:05 PM
Replies: 1,767
Views: 377,674
Posted By The Breeze
Sounds like the gearing is acceptable but...

Sounds like the gearing is acceptable but marginal for long days on the slab?? If the gear box is as wide as a DR650 or a WR250R….that would be great! What I'm trying to avoid is a close ratio...
Forum: Thumpers 05-09-2014, 10:11 PM
Replies: 49,892
Views: 10,596,258
Posted By The Breeze
I hated my stock seat as well. I installed a...

I hated my stock seat as well. I installed a "Seat Concepts" seat and I can ride all day….day after day. Check it out, they are very reasonably priced (you use the stock seat pan).
Forum: Thumpers 05-09-2014, 03:36 PM
Replies: 1,767
Views: 377,674
Posted By The Breeze
Minky, Thanks for the reviews/write...

Minky,

Thanks for the reviews/write ups:clap:clap

Couple of questions:

1) The video says that the bike is "vibey"…… How would you compare the vibes in the CCM vs your KLR?

2) How...
Forum: Americas 05-07-2014, 11:05 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 947
Posted By The Breeze
+1 on this advice. I have both the DR650 and the...

+1 on this advice. I have both the DR650 and the WR250R.

Based on your use, you can't go wrong with either bike.

I can cruise all day on my WR at 70mph (at sea level). When you get into...
Forum: Equipment 04-22-2014, 10:45 AM
Replies: 46
Views: 4,107
Posted By The Breeze
I echo the above comments…. Had a Big Agnes...

I echo the above comments….

Had a Big Agnes synthetic bag (Encampment 15)…….not even close to being good down to 15 degrees. Had the worst night sleep of my life (i.e., none) during a 30 degree...
Forum: Thumpers 03-26-2014, 04:35 PM
Replies: 1,767
Views: 377,674
Posted By The Breeze
This is fantastic news :clap:clap:clap

This is fantastic news :clap:clap:clap
Forum: British Beasts: Triumph Tigers 03-24-2014, 09:25 AM
Replies: 1,961
Views: 265,625
Posted By The Breeze
Had a similar issue with mine. I may be the side...

Had a similar issue with mine. I may be the side stand switch….. I know you tested with the kickstand up and down (I did this too, and it still turned out to be my side stand switch).

Try this...
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