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Forum: The Rockies It's all downhill from here... 05-11-2015, 01:41 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 561
Posted By Echo1
Changes to Colorado OHV Law?

I looked at the Colorado statute regarding OHVs and noticed several important changes (excerpts in red):

1. Under a new definition of OHVs, street licensed vehicles are no longer considered OHVs...
Forum: Road Warriors 04-09-2015, 11:34 AM
Replies: 3,852
Views: 1,062,733
Posted By Echo1
It doesn't have to be vintage, collectible,...

It doesn't have to be vintage, collectible, exotic, or expensive to be beautiful:

2007 Ninja 650R
http://i51.photobucket.com/albums/f391/cmipics/IMG_0785_zps5afzmijx.png...
Forum: Road Warriors 03-23-2015, 11:38 AM
Replies: 96
Views: 8,629
Posted By Echo1
Since you commute in earthquake country, I like...

Since you commute in earthquake country, I like the ADV bike solutions best.

A couple years ago Cycle World did an ADV bike comparison "The Road from Armageddon to Salvation ". I thought it was a...
Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 03-21-2015, 08:17 AM
Replies: 71
Views: 10,210
Posted By Echo1
Motorcyclist magazine has a comparo of the FJ-09,...

Motorcyclist magazine has a comparo of the FJ-09, Versys 1000, & Vstrom 1000 in the May issue. I'm a digital subscriber so I don't know if the print edition is out yet.

They ranked the bikes:
...
Forum: Epic Ride Reports 03-10-2015, 08:49 PM
Replies: 108
Views: 18,071
Posted By Echo1
Thanks. I think it's safe anywhere on paved...

Thanks. I think it's safe anywhere on paved roads. Once you venture off road close to the border, you need to watch and have good situational awareness. Don't want to come upon or surprise some...
Forum: Epic Ride Reports 03-09-2015, 09:25 AM
Replies: 108
Views: 18,071
Posted By Echo1
Looks like you guys have a great trip planned. ...

Looks like you guys have a great trip planned.

If you're going through Texas and haven't ridden the hill country or Big Bend, you may want to check it out. The hill country through Fredricksburg,...
Forum: Road Warriors 12-25-2014, 12:58 PM
Replies: 148
Views: 15,821
Posted By Echo1
WRT ride comfort, there's a big difference...

WRT ride comfort, there's a big difference between the sport & supersport bikes.

Although there's no substitute for demo rides, you might want to take a look at cycle ergo to get an idea of ride...
Forum: The Rockies It's all downhill from here... 10-13-2014, 11:33 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 2,535
Posted By Echo1
I rode the WRT CCW solo in October a few years...

I rode the WRT CCW solo in October a few years ago. At the time it was below freezing in the early morning in Moab, so I decided to ride from the Mineral Bottom trailhead parking area @ 313. This...
Forum: The Rockies It's all downhill from here... 09-09-2014, 11:37 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 737
Posted By Echo1
I'm in Kalispell waiting for weather to improve...

I'm in Kalispell waiting for weather to improve to start CDR. Went to West Glacier today and Going To The Sun was closed @ 29 mile mark due to snow.

Weather supposed to clear & warm up by...
Forum: Road Warriors 06-13-2014, 09:44 PM
Replies: 221
Views: 24,830
Posted By Echo1
Rokon! :lol3 ...

Rokon! :lol3

http://astraone.com/wp-content/uploads/rokon-trail-breaker-rokon-trailbreaker-motorcycles-26302.jpg
Forum: Thumpers 07-08-2013, 08:54 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 2,104
Posted By Echo1
Molly: Nice descriptive post. Sounds like your...

Molly: Nice descriptive post. Sounds like your clutch friction plates bit the dust. I imagine you were using your clutch quite a bit in the sand and it overheated then damaged the plates.

From...
Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 07-04-2013, 10:16 PM
Replies: 127
Views: 15,037
Posted By Echo1
The wee is a great bike but if you're not happy...

The wee is a great bike but if you're not happy with it and willing to take the depreciation hit, perhaps a KLR would work for you.

Los Angeles has a fleet of KLRs emergency responders use to get...
Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 06-29-2013, 01:13 PM
Replies: 127
Views: 15,037
Posted By Echo1
Have you ridden your wee without the bags? I...

Have you ridden your wee without the bags? I think those adventure bags are too big. If you like the bike without the bags, sell 'em and go with a tail trunk or bag to haul your gear.
Forum: Thumpers 03-27-2013, 07:30 AM
Replies: 415
Views: 33,462
Posted By Echo1
... except on Tuesday. Fizbin! :lol3

... except on Tuesday. Fizbin! :lol3
Forum: Thumpers 03-24-2013, 07:23 PM
Replies: 415
Views: 33,462
Posted By Echo1
:lol3 Good one. It's a Mad, Mad, Mad, Mad World...

:lol3 Good one. It's a Mad, Mad, Mad, Mad World is a classic!
Forum: Thumpers 03-24-2013, 07:19 PM
Replies: 415
Views: 33,462
Posted By Echo1
I think Baldy is right about setting up thumper...

I think Baldy is right about setting up thumper subforums for at least for the four Japanese, BMW/KTM/Euro brands, and also keep the general discussion. It seems like virtually all the big/mega...
Forum: The Rockies It's all downhill from here... 03-18-2013, 11:12 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 672
Posted By Echo1
You mean the yellow Porsche Rally Car or the...

You mean the yellow Porsche Rally Car or the black elevator shaft bldg? :lol3

If any of you Rugged Individualists decide to go in for a closer look let us know. If we don't hear back from you in...
Forum: The Rockies It's all downhill from here... 03-18-2013, 11:06 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 672
Posted By Echo1
Nice... any pics? I've always liked airheads and...

Nice... any pics? I've always liked airheads and had an R80RT for many years.
Forum: The Rockies It's all downhill from here... 03-16-2013, 08:38 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 672
Posted By Echo1
Palomas Gap Ride, Friday March 15th

Yesterday was a great day - perfect weather in the 80s, so I decided to ride Palomas Gap near T or C, NM. I started in Las Cruces on old hwy 85 and cut across to Rincon then backtracked on I-25 to...
Forum: Equipment 03-08-2013, 06:47 PM
Replies: 159
Views: 44,414
Posted By Echo1
Thanks for the review. I look forward to your...

Thanks for the review. I look forward to your follow-up posts.

I'm not sure what that fabric is in the above pic. Bottom of bag protection? Is it stitched into the bag? Potential leak source?
...
Forum: Thumpers 02-26-2013, 12:11 PM
Replies: 94
Views: 6,478
Posted By Echo1
Earth to OP... Over? ADVrider is filled...

Earth to OP... Over?

ADVrider is filled with a bunch of can-do people. We've taken your 5 bike options and narrowed them down to 20 in no time. :lol3

Nice post BTW. It's clear to me you have...
Forum: The Rockies It's all downhill from here... 02-25-2013, 11:08 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 2,553
Posted By Echo1
I rode the WRT round trip counterclockwise from...

I rode the WRT round trip counterclockwise from the 313/Mineral Bottom trail head on my Super Sherpa and used 1.5g gas. It was 107 miles including a stop at the visitors center on the way out (71.3...
Forum: Equipment 02-24-2013, 09:32 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 5,599
Posted By Echo1
Nelson Rigg has some new adventure drybags that...

Nelson Rigg has some new adventure drybags that are a lower cost option. Since they're new I haven't seen any reviews yet. They come in 3 colors and have a lifetime warranty.

The medium (39 liter)...
Forum: Thumpers 12-29-2012, 01:09 PM
Replies: 111,025
Views: 22,554,796
Posted By Echo1
This is logical but I'm not sure it's true. The...

This is logical but I'm not sure it's true. The warranty probably only covers the cost to repair up to the value of the bike.

A couple years ago a DR owner posted (on Thumpertalk) his bike blew...
Forum: Thumpers 11-30-2012, 09:30 PM
Replies: 470
Views: 41,064
Posted By Echo1
I think the info you have is wrong. Here are some...

I think the info you have is wrong. Here are some MCN dyno tested rear wheel HP specs from the 2012 edition of the MCN performance index:

'10 KTM 690 Enduro R, 46HP

'08 KLR650, 36HP

'07...
Forum: Thumpers 11-28-2012, 07:22 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 3,484
Posted By Echo1
Cool. I'm pretty sure that's the Christini...

Cool.

I'm pretty sure that's the Christini AWD 450 military version:

http://www.christini.com/news/christini-awd-high-ground-gear-present-militarized-awd-450
Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 11-05-2012, 07:24 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 14,301
Posted By Echo1
Checkout this video of a 950SE and Wee offroad: ...

Checkout this video of a 950SE and Wee offroad:

<iframe src="http://www.youtube.com/embed/dscPtpWMY1I?feature=player_detailpage" allowfullscreen="" frameborder="0" height="360"...
Forum: Epic Ride Reports 11-05-2012, 06:38 PM
Replies: 179
Views: 20,918
Posted By Echo1
For lack of a better suggestion, you may want to...

For lack of a better suggestion, you may want to try Dona Ana Cycle Salvage in Las Cruces. I think he has mainly older stuff but you never know...

http://www.dacyclesalvage.com/
Forum: Thumpers 10-28-2012, 10:17 PM
Replies: 8,749
Views: 2,284,840
Posted By Echo1
Grand Staircase - Escalante. Descending the Kelly...

Grand Staircase - Escalante. Descending the Kelly Grade, in southern Utah:

http://i51.photobucket.com/albums/f391/cmipics/GrandStaircase.jpg
Forum: The Rockies It's all downhill from here... 10-12-2012, 10:36 PM
Replies: 65
Views: 5,753
Posted By Echo1
I'm beginning to think an interstate compact...

I'm beginning to think an interstate compact covering motorcycle equipment is a myth. I checked the Vehicle Safety Equipment Compact and there are only 17 states in it. NM & TX are not in it....
Forum: The Rockies It's all downhill from here... 10-09-2012, 10:32 PM
Replies: 65
Views: 5,753
Posted By Echo1
Where is this interstate compact? I checked and...

Where is this interstate compact? I checked and didn't see anything related. I did see the Driver License Compact between 45 states. One Driver, One License, One Record... not vehicles. Did wiki...
Forum: The Rockies It's all downhill from here... 10-09-2012, 10:27 PM
Replies: 65
Views: 5,753
Posted By Echo1
#4 is a NHTSA (Federal) regulation. I don't see...

#4 is a NHTSA (Federal) regulation. I don't see how CO can usurp a Federal reg unless it is for model years before the reg went into effect. But I think those model years would be last century around...
Forum: The Rockies It's all downhill from here... 10-09-2012, 07:36 PM
Replies: 65
Views: 5,753
Posted By Echo1
Let's face it - ranger/law enforcement confusion...

Let's face it - ranger/law enforcement confusion about on/off road bikes stems from plated dirt bikes. Just because a bike is plated doesn't make it street legal. A modified dualsport may not be...
Forum: Road Warriors 10-05-2012, 06:27 PM
Replies: 5,799
Views: 1,244,877
Posted By Echo1
I didn't so I looked again and I didn't. Then I...

I didn't so I looked again and I didn't. Then I noticed the tall windscreen. Good eye there dduelin.

Larryboy - if you're smaller than Haystack Calhoun, you'll get better than 47MPG... :lol3
...
Forum: Road Warriors 10-04-2012, 09:45 AM
Replies: 5,799
Views: 1,244,877
Posted By Echo1
The most recent issue of Cycle World (November...

The most recent issue of Cycle World (November 2012) has a test article on the NC700X. They also have sidebars on the engine & DCT and, of course, editor comments. It's a pretty good issue well...
Forum: Road Warriors 09-18-2012, 07:32 AM
Replies: 5,799
Views: 1,244,877
Posted By Echo1
Thank you beemerphile for providing such good...

Thank you beemerphile for providing such good info in this thread. Ease of maintenance is pretty important to me.

Next question: Anybody know about the Cycle World Adventure Challenge for the...
Forum: Road Warriors 09-16-2012, 07:18 PM
Replies: 5,799
Views: 1,244,877
Posted By Echo1
I really like the looks of the NC700X. It's power...

I really like the looks of the NC700X. It's power curve reminds me of my old but not forgotten R80RT.

Regarding maintenance, it looks like it may be easier for an owner to maintain compared to...
Forum: Thumpers 09-10-2012, 11:48 AM
Replies: 62
Views: 47,864
Posted By Echo1
Except the new XT250 is fuel injected now too....

Except the new XT250 is fuel injected now too. AFAIK, the only new 250 class dualsport with a carb is the KLX250S.

JerryH has a valid point about fuel injection reliability. The WRR is the first...
Forum: Road Warriors 09-04-2012, 07:30 PM
Replies: 58
Views: 11,266
Posted By Echo1
The new Ninja 300 is now up on Kawasaki's...

The new Ninja 300 is now up on Kawasaki's Canadian website:

http://www.kawasaki.ca/model/STREET-TOURING/1518/Ninja-300 (http://www.kawasaki.ca/model/STREET-TOURING/1519/Ninja-300-ABS)

It's...
Forum: The Rockies It's all downhill from here... 08-30-2012, 08:46 PM
Replies: 376
Views: 32,153
Posted By Echo1
Good info here. But I was riding my R80RT when...

Good info here. But I was riding my R80RT when the front brake locked up. It didn't have handguards or anything else that interfered with the brake lever full range of motion.
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