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Forum: Ride reports 04-14-2014, 10:10 PM
Replies: 71
Views: 4,250
Posted By Rey & Vann
Fantastic!

Your report has been fantastic so far and I' sure it'll only get better.

Subscribed!

Best regards,
Forum: Day Trippin' 04-14-2014, 07:17 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 534
Posted By Rey & Vann
I'm in

And waiting for more.

Regards,
Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 04-13-2014, 08:23 PM
Replies: 659
Views: 90,051
Posted By Rey & Vann
Mine is in Rancho Cucamonga. Has been since...

Mine is in Rancho Cucamonga. Has been since October. I may ride it back to Washington in May or early June.

Guess I should put it up on CL, huh?
Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 04-12-2014, 09:23 PM
Replies: 659
Views: 90,051
Posted By Rey & Vann
I have one of those Stroms, 650 w/ABS, not all...

I have one of those Stroms, 650 w/ABS, not all farkled out but I did get the top case, lower fairing and hand guards for it...

You can see it here:
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Forum: Thumpers 04-12-2014, 06:52 PM
Replies: 4,004
Views: 634,650
Posted By Rey & Vann
Post 4000!

This is one of 3 threads I subscribe to, and frankly, IT'S THE BEST!!!!!

Yes, I know. Totally gratuitous post...
Forum: Thumpers 04-09-2014, 03:01 PM
Replies: 4,004
Views: 634,650
Posted By Rey & Vann
Emptimind, If she hasn't had any more...

Emptimind,

If she hasn't had any more tankslappers, then don't worry too much about itm she may have just been gripping too tightly anf fighting the handlebars. That's what my wife did.
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Forum: Trip Planning 04-06-2014, 07:35 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 2,222
Posted By Rey & Vann
Look back at the title of your post.

I think the only way you're going to figure this out is to make one trip with the card, one without. Examine you're experiences with both.

If you had some failures with the camp experience, sort...
Forum: Day Trippin' 03-30-2014, 03:19 PM
Replies: 58
Views: 6,870
Posted By Rey & Vann
Do you have a link to the article? I'd sure like...

Do you have a link to the article? I'd sure like to read it!

Sent from my LGL75C using Tapatalk 2
Forum: Thumpers 03-29-2014, 10:28 AM
Replies: 4,004
Views: 634,650
Posted By Rey & Vann
Easy does it, here are pics from 2 different...

Easy does it, here are pics from 2 different Sherpas.

https://lh4.googleusercontent.com/-xVppwLjq0YY/Uzb09yr2ulI/AAAAAAAAEPA/ECeboJUopeQ/s640/DSC01552.JPG
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Forum: Thumpers 03-29-2014, 10:21 AM
Replies: 4,004
Views: 634,650
Posted By Rey & Vann
Not sure how a socket would work as a seal...

Not sure how a socket would work as a seal driver. You wouldn't be able to slip it over the fork tube. You can't put a fork tube in after the seal, the bushing on the fork tube wont fit through the...
Forum: Day Trippin' 03-28-2014, 09:06 PM
Replies: 58
Views: 6,870
Posted By Rey & Vann
Well Evan, we missed you guys on last weekends...

Well Evan, we missed you guys on last weekends trip. It was brutal. Didn't do Carrizo, but we ran the border for a bit, and went up into some rock crawler area by mistake. Mistake it was! Bent...
Forum: Day Trippin' 03-28-2014, 11:35 AM
Replies: 58
Views: 6,870
Posted By Rey & Vann
Although Ian took great pictures, and I think...

Although Ian took great pictures, and I think Evan took some too, photos just don't give this area the justice its due. The more I reflect back, the harder it becomes to grasp the enormity of the...
Forum: Thumpers 03-27-2014, 10:18 PM
Replies: 4,004
Views: 634,650
Posted By Rey & Vann
I'm the guy that posted on the Yahoo group. You...

I'm the guy that posted on the Yahoo group. You usually don't need a tool to take the damper rod out, but its really helpfu to put the rod back in without over torquing.

On the otherhand, a seal...
Forum: Day Trippin' 03-22-2014, 07:58 AM
Replies: 58
Views: 6,870
Posted By Rey & Vann
Jumping in and out??? Hahaha!!!!!! We had...

Jumping in and out??? Hahaha!!!!!!

We had to pick our bikes up and over the tracks a number of times. Not too bad with Ian and Evan's bikes, but Miguel and I were both loaded down with a lot of...
Forum: Thumpers 03-20-2014, 05:02 PM
Replies: 4,004
Views: 634,650
Posted By Rey & Vann
Hey everyone, I posted a few weeks ago about...

Hey everyone, I posted a few weeks ago about figuring out the stock spring rate on the rear of the Sherpa. Here are the numbers as measured on my spring at Progressive Suspension with 3650 miles.
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Forum: Day Trippin' 03-20-2014, 09:03 AM
Replies: 58
Views: 6,870
Posted By Rey & Vann
Hey Ian!

Rey here, great ride report. You told it just the way it is. I think we were lucky in that we made it there during a time when operations on the railroad are kind of on hold I think pretty soon,...
Forum: Equipment 03-15-2014, 06:16 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 2,221
Posted By Rey & Vann
Travel Shoes

I've been at this for 6 years now and have travelled all over the west. I love it and an looking to expand my travels a bit. I've got my travel kit in pretty good order, depending on conditions and...
Forum: Thumpers 03-05-2014, 09:41 AM
Replies: 4,004
Views: 634,650
Posted By Rey & Vann
You know, the KLR650 is sprung for a 145# rider....

You know, the KLR650 is sprung for a 145# rider. I'm 205 naked! I've scaled over 700# loaded for a week long backcountry ride. Needless to say, the suspension on the KLR was completely replaced. It...
Forum: Thumpers 03-04-2014, 10:42 PM
Replies: 4,004
Views: 634,650
Posted By Rey & Vann
Rye has a great question. First thing tomorrow...

Rye has a great question. First thing tomorrow morning I have to go to the city of Orange. I know Progressive Suspension is somewhere down that way. I was thinking of dropping my shock out and taking...
Forum: Thumpers 03-03-2014, 09:39 AM
Replies: 4,004
Views: 634,650
Posted By Rey & Vann
You're on the right side of the country, I'm on...

You're on the right side of the country, I'm on the left.

Don't know if anyone has truned you on to this, bit I get great results from it. On the Sherpas, I'll run about a tablespoon of Techron...
Forum: Thumpers 03-02-2014, 09:40 PM
Replies: 4,004
Views: 634,650
Posted By Rey & Vann
Throttle adjustment and idle mixter screw...

Throttle adjustment and idle mixter screw properly adjusted?

Have you tried spraying brake cleaner around to check for vacuum leaks? I've found a few leaks that way.

What part of the coutry are...
Forum: Thumpers 03-01-2014, 05:34 PM
Replies: 4,004
Views: 634,650
Posted By Rey & Vann
The line-up

Here's the scoop on all the Sherpas.

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Forum: Thumpers 02-28-2014, 07:50 PM
Replies: 4,004
Views: 634,650
Posted By Rey & Vann
Slow day, not much to do

I decided to move stuff around in my shop and after a few minutes realized I had a nice line-up...

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Forum: Thumpers 02-27-2014, 09:08 PM
Replies: 4,004
Views: 634,650
Posted By Rey & Vann
Another thing on my brothers Sherpa was the seal...

Another thing on my brothers Sherpa was the seal was not pressed in all the way. It stuck out about 2 ~ 3mm or so. When I seated the new seal it sunk all the way down, flush with the edge of the...
Forum: Thumpers 02-27-2014, 09:53 AM
Replies: 4,004
Views: 634,650
Posted By Rey & Vann
You'll be okay on the throttle cables, but the...

You'll be okay on the throttle cables, but the clutch may be tight if you gain an more than an inch in height or width.

Sent from my LGL75C using Tapatalk 2
Forum: Thumpers 02-23-2014, 02:44 PM
Replies: 4,004
Views: 634,650
Posted By Rey & Vann
Speedo Sensor

I just replaced the speedo part on my bro's Sherpa. Even though he was really careful remounting the front wheel, it broke anyway. His bike is one of the ones that squeals when it's going down the...
Forum: Thumpers 02-22-2014, 10:06 AM
Replies: 4,004
Views: 634,650
Posted By Rey & Vann
You could install a TrailTech Vapor and set it to...

You could install a TrailTech Vapor and set it to KPH. It isn't a cheap item, but very effective and pretty easy to install. Wou can leave the stock speedo in place and mount the Vapor right above...
Forum: Thumpers 02-21-2014, 11:11 AM
Replies: 4,004
Views: 634,650
Posted By Rey & Vann
Difference in pads

Hawk,

The red pads are carbon based. Supposedly, they run cooler. That woukld be good if we all rode our Sherpas 40mph faster than we do, and waited till the absolute last moment to brake...
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Forum: Thumpers 02-17-2014, 07:18 PM
Replies: 4,004
Views: 634,650
Posted By Rey & Vann
My understanding is it has to be 2 years past its...

My understanding is it has to be 2 years past its model year, no milage requirement.

As far as brakes, all years are the same. If they're EBC, make sure you get the yellow pads, not the red...
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Forum: Thumpers 01-31-2014, 04:48 PM
Replies: 4,004
Views: 634,650
Posted By Rey & Vann
15 of the best hp ever! :D

15 of the best hp ever! :D
Forum: Day Trippin' 11-20-2013, 09:26 PM
Replies: 82
Views: 7,907
Posted By Rey & Vann
Right there with you guys. Vicariously... ...

Right there with you guys.

Vicariously...

But remember, con cervesas y mujeres se pierde la cabeza! :rofl
Forum: Thumpers 10-30-2013, 10:04 AM
Replies: 4,004
Views: 634,650
Posted By Rey & Vann
Carb needle and Red Hot Pipe

Hey Guys,

I've been traveling back and forth from WA to SoCal every few weeks. Fact is, I'm moving there. Anyway, in WA now and the Sherpa I've been rejetting is in SoCal, so I haven't been able...
Forum: Thumpers 10-28-2013, 11:35 AM
Replies: 80
Views: 7,884
Posted By Rey & Vann
Been a while now...

What's going on? How was the ride? Is there a report out there, and are you doing anything else to your bike?
Forum: Thumpers 10-21-2013, 08:19 PM
Replies: 77
Views: 6,389
Posted By Rey & Vann
Husky TR650 Terra. LOVE IT, but still won't part...

Husky TR650 Terra. LOVE IT, but still won't part with the 09 KLR.

On the other hand, I have a 2012 DL650A VStrom that's going up for sale very soon...

Rey.
Forum: Thumpers 10-21-2013, 08:07 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 2,203
Posted By Rey & Vann
I have a few bikes, an 09 KLR650 set up for long...

I have a few bikes, an 09 KLR650 set up for long hauls, as well as a 2012 DL650A with side and top boxes. I've taken both on extended trips. I also have a few 1/4 liter bikes that I've taken on week...
Forum: Thumpers 10-20-2013, 02:55 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 2,203
Posted By Rey & Vann
I Just Sprung on a Terra

6150 OTD for a 2013 demo with 600 miles on it. I figured it this way...

The engine has been around for a while and it's reliable enough. BMW parts will work on this motor. The chassis parts can...
Forum: Thumpers 10-14-2013, 09:42 PM
Replies: 4,004
Views: 634,650
Posted By Rey & Vann
Seq, Your meter is fine for checking the...

Seq,

Your meter is fine for checking the resistance. For your primary side, set the meter to the 200 ohm setting. This will give you an accurate measurement of a very small load. For the...
Forum: Thumpers 10-12-2013, 09:12 PM
Replies: 4,004
Views: 634,650
Posted By Rey & Vann
I don't think that's true... There are 2 separate...

I don't think that's true... There are 2 separate coils, a primary and a secondary. Even though one does not work without the other, they are still independant coils. Either one can go bad without...
Forum: Thumpers 10-11-2013, 08:37 AM
Replies: 4,004
Views: 634,650
Posted By Rey & Vann
That's all you have to do, loosen the pinch bolts...

That's all you have to do, loosen the pinch bolts and slide the tubes down till there's only about 1mm of tube showing at the top. Easiest to do with front wheel and fender off so you can move each...
Forum: Thumpers 10-04-2013, 10:31 PM
Replies: 4,004
Views: 634,650
Posted By Rey & Vann
Seat Concepts Seat

Previously, some one asked for a side by side photo of the SC seat and the stock Sherpa seat. Hope this helps...

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