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Forum: Americas 11-13-2013, 05:24 AM
Replies: 0
Views: 349
Posted By KonaTheHusky
Looking for input: Austin to The Bay

Looking for good route recommendations for a ride of about 4-6 days ideally off-pavement. I'm on the road in Mexico and can't do proper research on my phone; so pretty much a blank slate.

I've...
Forum: Latin America 07-13-2013, 10:52 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,187
Posted By KonaTheHusky
Yikes! Here's another angle: what's the...

Yikes!

Here's another angle: what's the likelihood of finding an expat buyer? Say, a military type that's posted there. This is based on the assumption that an expat wouldn't have to pay those...
Forum: Latin America 07-09-2013, 01:16 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,187
Posted By KonaTheHusky
Hopefully I can find a buyer south of Mexico so I...

Hopefully I can find a buyer south of Mexico so I can get the TVIP returned. But we shall see. Thanks for the input.
Forum: Latin America 07-08-2013, 06:21 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,187
Posted By KonaTheHusky
Hmmmmm these are all interesting options. Some...

Hmmmmm these are all interesting options. Some crappier than others. Thanks for the info everyone.
Forum: Latin America 07-05-2013, 12:02 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,187
Posted By KonaTheHusky
Selling a US-Registed Bike in Central America

Hi All,

I'm starting to map out my options for the end of my Central America ride. The farther south I get, the less appealing the haul back becomes. I'm thinking of selling once I'm done and...
Forum: Thumpers 07-01-2013, 12:36 PM
Replies: 22,625
Views: 2,863,353
Posted By KonaTheHusky
Unless you're running some thirsty mods, 18 km/lt...

Unless you're running some thirsty mods, 18 km/lt is a reasonable expectation. About what I get. You should be just fine with the med sized tank. I get 320km on my Clarke 4.3gal
Forum: Thumpers 06-05-2013, 01:34 PM
Replies: 22,625
Views: 2,863,353
Posted By KonaTheHusky
Not a bad solution at all. Thanks for the input....

Not a bad solution at all. Thanks for the input. I'll see what I can rig up.
Forum: Thumpers 06-05-2013, 10:13 AM
Replies: 22,625
Views: 2,863,353
Posted By KonaTheHusky
Mines not even 2 months old outa the box. Ill...

Mines not even 2 months old outa the box. Ill look for a replacement battery and see if that does it.

It's mounted to an aluminium plate I've fashioned as a dashboard that's bolted to the top of...
Forum: Thumpers 06-04-2013, 09:19 PM
Replies: 22,625
Views: 2,863,353
Posted By KonaTheHusky
I mean it works sometimes. I guess I don't...

I mean it works sometimes. I guess I don't understand what you mean by check the battery - what would I be looking for aside from gremlins?
Forum: Thumpers 06-04-2013, 08:26 PM
Replies: 22,625
Views: 2,863,353
Posted By KonaTheHusky
TrailTech Vapor Resets Trip Data

I've got a Baja Designs DS kit and a trailtech vapor together on the bike. The Vapor draws power from the same wires as the DS kit (which has no issues at all). The trailtech will SOMETIMES reset...
Forum: Ride reports 06-04-2013, 07:42 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 919
Posted By KonaTheHusky
Made it across the border no real problems,...

Made it across the border no real problems, except was told I couldn't get my TVIP paperwork at the I-5 crossing so went to the Otay crossing to get sorted out. Chilling with some friends of friends...
Forum: Ride reports 06-04-2013, 07:31 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 919
Posted By KonaTheHusky
Grants Pass, Oregon to Panama City, Panama (or wherever I decide to stop)

This is the logical continuation of the trip planning post: http://www.advrider.com/forums/showthread.php?t=879090

I'm also copying and pasting from a blog (which includes photos):...
Forum: Thumpers 05-27-2013, 09:30 AM
Replies: 22,625
Views: 2,863,353
Posted By KonaTheHusky
Good logic. She was running fine on hwy 1 in...

Good logic. She was running fine on hwy 1 in norcal with this jetting. Wasn't following any roost or dust, my riding buddy wad on a touring bike, so I didn't see much dirt, and when I did it was just...
Forum: Thumpers 05-26-2013, 09:55 PM
Replies: 22,625
Views: 2,863,353
Posted By KonaTheHusky
She's got the panel cut out of the airbox cover,...

She's got the panel cut out of the airbox cover, an aftermarket pipe/headers, and (if we are to believe the original owner) bored out. Jets probably still too big, but maybe not as oversized as it...
Forum: Thumpers 05-26-2013, 09:46 AM
Replies: 22,625
Views: 2,863,353
Posted By KonaTheHusky
Yup. Makes sense. I'll get rid of all the gas,...

Yup. Makes sense. I'll get rid of all the gas, and pull the carb bowl for a good wipe down. Thanks!
Forum: Thumpers 05-26-2013, 12:51 AM
Replies: 22,625
Views: 2,863,353
Posted By KonaTheHusky
Siphoned out some gas once I got to town (shoulda...

Siphoned out some gas once I got to town (shoulda thought of this earlier) and found a good amount of water settling to the bottom...drained half the tank then refilled and added a gas treatment. She...
Forum: Thumpers 05-24-2013, 05:18 PM
Replies: 22,625
Views: 2,863,353
Posted By KonaTheHusky
I knew I didn't like that gas cap. Popped off the...

I knew I didn't like that gas cap. Popped off the valve and drilled out the mini ping pong ball in there, breathes really well now. Went up the hill without it dying, but it was studdering and did...
Forum: Thumpers 05-24-2013, 02:37 PM
Replies: 22,625
Views: 2,863,353
Posted By KonaTheHusky
My pig is dying on me in death valley. I'm at a...

My pig is dying on me in death valley. I'm at a small camp ground in panamint springs using the interwebs.

My pig will kick over, run with no lack of power, then in a few miles starts to lug as if...
Forum: Americas 04-30-2013, 06:51 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 525
Posted By KonaTheHusky
Any advice on which outfit to use for motorcycle...

Any advice on which outfit to use for motorcycle insurance?
Forum: Americas 04-15-2013, 09:07 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 525
Posted By KonaTheHusky
Nice. I think we will hit Baja around the 20th....

Nice. I think we will hit Baja around the 20th. I'll give a shout when we are in that part if the planet.
Forum: Americas 04-15-2013, 02:57 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 525
Posted By KonaTheHusky
Haha, that's not to say we won't see each other...

Haha, that's not to say we won't see each other on the road.

I also added a couple things to my California itinerary once my buddy confirmed he is coming. Could take us a few days to a week to...
Forum: Americas 04-15-2013, 11:27 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 525
Posted By KonaTheHusky
That just about ripped my heart out... Tragic end...

That just about ripped my heart out... Tragic end to a sad story.

Clayton's story makes me mindful of the risks I take every day when I swing my leg over that bike. All the planning in the world,...
Forum: Americas 04-15-2013, 10:31 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 525
Posted By KonaTheHusky
Grants Pass, Oregon to Panama City, Panama

Had a soul-crushing desk job in Colorado right outa college. Woke up one day and realized several things: I was bored as hell, I was restless, I hadn’t been out of my comfort zone in a long time, and...
Forum: Thumpers 04-11-2013, 09:00 PM
Replies: 22,625
Views: 2,863,353
Posted By KonaTheHusky
XR650R Service Manual PDF?

Hey BRP riders,

I'm trying to avoid hauling my hard-copy service manual on a long upcoming ride. Anyone have the PDF version they'd be willing to share? I can load that into my Kindle pretty...
Forum: Thumpers 04-06-2013, 11:23 AM
Replies: 22,625
Views: 2,863,353
Posted By KonaTheHusky
Well looks like I havent been using the choke...

Well looks like I havent been using the choke right. Embarrassing...

Gotta head to Denver so don't have time to apply my new found knowledge. Later today though.

Thanks man.
Forum: Thumpers 04-06-2013, 10:04 AM
Replies: 22,625
Views: 2,863,353
Posted By KonaTheHusky
No offense taken. It's an embarrassing prospect,...

No offense taken. It's an embarrassing prospect, but makes a lot of sense considering I never thought to check which choke lever position corresponded with which plate position. Hahaha that actually...
Forum: Thumpers 04-06-2013, 09:44 AM
Replies: 22,625
Views: 2,863,353
Posted By KonaTheHusky
Hey all, Recently picked up an awesome BRP...

Hey all,

Recently picked up an awesome BRP that will take me to Panama this May. Love the bike, and got it on the cheap because it had been sitting for a year and needed a carb clean. Well I took...
Forum: Thumpers 03-18-2013, 11:24 PM
Replies: 22,625
Views: 2,863,353
Posted By KonaTheHusky
I know I'm digging up an old piece of this...

I know I'm digging up an old piece of this thread, but how'd you like the Pirelli MT90s? Howd the 140/80 sizing in the back work out? I've read some really solid reviews, accompanied by some odd,...
Forum: Americas 03-18-2013, 03:30 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 581
Posted By KonaTheHusky
I'm in the spit-balling phase of planning the...

I'm in the spit-balling phase of planning the same thing: ride thru Mexico, hang out in fun places, tent camp where I can, hostels where I can't tent camp or want a bit of local experience. Ultimate...
Forum: Americas 03-18-2013, 03:19 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,268
Posted By KonaTheHusky
I've lived in the foothills of Colorado for 7...

I've lived in the foothills of Colorado for 7 years now and your summary is pretty much spot on. Colorado Dept of Transportation is VERY prompt in updating highway conditions. Be wary of the sand...
Forum: Thumpers 03-18-2013, 10:07 AM
Replies: 67
Views: 4,365
Posted By KonaTheHusky
This one's cable. Don't know a lot about the kit...

This one's cable. Don't know a lot about the kit yet, but that much is evident.
Forum: Thumpers 03-18-2013, 09:52 AM
Replies: 67
Views: 4,365
Posted By KonaTheHusky
Bought a Bike

Test rode a couple XR650R's, an XR600R, a DR650, a KTM SXC, and a DRZ400. It was a fun weekend.

Ended up going with a titled XRR that's got a few aftermarket bits on it including baja designs dual...
Forum: Thumpers 03-15-2013, 09:20 AM
Replies: 67
Views: 4,365
Posted By KonaTheHusky
Yeaaaaa buddy! I'm going to look at an XRR...

Yeaaaaa buddy!

I'm going to look at an XRR today after work. I feel like a kid before Christmas. http://denver.craigslist.org/mcy/3668902112.html
My budget is around $3k (but I'd revise that if...
Forum: Thumpers 03-14-2013, 02:41 PM
Replies: 67
Views: 4,365
Posted By KonaTheHusky
Roughly how much $$ did it cost you to go from...

Roughly how much $$ did it cost you to go from the stock XR650R to your current setup? Trying to get a handle on what value to place on a bike that's already been gone through (in this case, for...
Forum: Americas 03-12-2013, 11:16 AM
Replies: 26,112
Views: 2,151,953
Posted By KonaTheHusky
Thanks! That's brilliant advice, I'll place the...

Thanks! That's brilliant advice, I'll place the order right away.

After poking around the thread a little more, there aren't too many folks who seem to think its overly dangerous to ride in...
Forum: Americas 03-12-2013, 10:41 AM
Replies: 26,112
Views: 2,151,953
Posted By KonaTheHusky
Safety Update

Hi All,

I'm looking to to a Central America dual sport tour next month and I'm trying to get a handle on safety concerns so I can plan my route. This thread is enormous and difficult to dig...
Forum: Thumpers 03-09-2013, 08:08 PM
Replies: 67
Views: 4,365
Posted By KonaTheHusky
That's beautiful my friend! I'm glad to see I'm...

That's beautiful my friend! I'm glad to see I'm looking in the right place.

By a wonderful twist of fate, it looks like I'll be leaving my job at the beginning of April. Just in time for the...
Forum: Thumpers 03-09-2013, 07:21 PM
Replies: 67
Views: 4,365
Posted By KonaTheHusky
For the XR650R vs the XR650L, how different are...

For the XR650R vs the XR650L, how different are the sub-frames? If I'm talking about 40lbs worth of gear on something like the CDT, should be concerned enough to beef up the R frame, or just go with...
Forum: Thumpers 03-07-2013, 09:20 AM
Replies: 67
Views: 4,365
Posted By KonaTheHusky
Haha. I'll shoot it around the block a bit and...

Haha. I'll shoot it around the block a bit and see what I think. Unfortunately, the weather service just upgraded the storm that's gunna hit this weekend, so the fun will have to wait.

I won't go...
Forum: Thumpers 03-06-2013, 08:51 PM
Replies: 67
Views: 4,365
Posted By KonaTheHusky
I like it! The only one around here in my budget...

I like it! The only one around here in my budget ballpark is a 2001 for $2750, but it sounds like its been sitting for 2 years - which makes me hesitant.

What are some of the common issues to be...
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