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Forum: Thumpers 02-10-2013, 07:10 AM
Replies: 23,662
Views: 3,958,602
Posted By moragabiker
Andy, The winds in TDF can be very strong...

Andy,

The winds in TDF can be very strong (such as 80 MPH), so a heavier bike would be more stable for this specific trip.
Forum: Thumpers 08-16-2012, 04:12 PM
Replies: 23,662
Views: 3,958,602
Posted By moragabiker
I agree with markjenn's recommendations; however,...

I agree with markjenn's recommendations; however, I used the jetting kit from JDJetting. For riding in Utah, I followed their instructions for high altitude and warm temperatures. The bike now runs...
Forum: Thumpers 03-09-2012, 07:41 AM
Replies: 23,662
Views: 3,958,602
Posted By moragabiker
It does not match any of the DRZ tanks which are...

It does not match any of the DRZ tanks which are currently shown on the official Acerbis web site
Forum: Thumpers 08-28-2008, 04:47 PM
Replies: 6,198
Views: 1,196,031
Posted By moragabiker
Hi Stu, I'm glad to hear that you had a...

Hi Stu,

I'm glad to hear that you had a wonderful trip to Utah. Yes, I rode my '07 525 on a 3500 mile trip from Texas to California via New Mexico, Colorado, Utah, and Nevada (our ride report is...
Forum: GS Boxers 11-12-2007, 05:36 PM
Replies: 351
Views: 17,607
Posted By moragabiker
Just turned 50. Bought my first bike in 1973.

Just turned 50. Bought my first bike in 1973.
Forum: Thumpers 09-15-2007, 10:18 AM
Replies: 6,198
Views: 1,196,031
Posted By moragabiker
Here's an update on how my 07 525 EXC is doing as...

Here's an update on how my 07 525 EXC is doing as an adventure tour bike -- We just completed another 2500 mile trip with the bike (photos are posted here...
Forum: GPS Tracks - Rockies 09-15-2007, 08:07 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 4,506
Posted By moragabiker
Idaho Route

Hi Pwhallon,

I don't know why you cannot open the file (it does work on my computer).

By the way -- here's the daily itinerary that we followed:

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Forum: Ride reports 09-15-2007, 07:45 AM
Replies: 166
Views: 24,990
Posted By moragabiker
rkortes - Thanks for the advice about the airbox....

rkortes - Thanks for the advice about the airbox.
Yes, the big rock was interesting.
Hitting that one would definitely pinch your tube and dent your rim!




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Forum: Ride reports 08-10-2007, 03:13 PM
Replies: 166
Views: 24,990
Posted By moragabiker
GPS Tracks in GDB format

We've received several emails asking for our GPS tracks in .gdb (standard MapSource) format -- This site will not accept postings in .gdb format, so just send me a Private Message if you want a copy.
Forum: Layin' down tracks 07-24-2007, 08:16 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,059
Posted By moragabiker
I had the same problem with the RAM mount, so I...

I had the same problem with the RAM mount, so I replaced it with the Touratech mount instead.
http://www.smugmug.com/photos/164167150-M.jpg
Forum: GPS Tracks - Rockies 07-21-2007, 04:22 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 4,506
Posted By moragabiker
Will do -- we usually take lots of photos. Here's...

Will do -- we usually take lots of photos. Here's a link to our recent ride http://www.advrider.com/forums/showthread.php?t=240023
Forum: GPS Tracks - Rockies 07-21-2007, 04:04 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 4,506
Posted By moragabiker
Here's the third and final file ...

Here's the third and final file ...
Forum: GPS Tracks - Rockies 07-21-2007, 04:03 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 4,506
Posted By moragabiker
Here's the second file ...

Here's the second file ...
Forum: GPS Tracks - Rockies 07-21-2007, 04:01 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 4,506
Posted By moragabiker
Here's a GPS route for 2400 miles through Idaho

I'll embark on a 2-week, 2400 mile adventure through Idaho soon. Here are the routes that I created. The overall route strives to hit as many scenic points as possible along the way, while putting us...
Forum: Ride reports 07-15-2007, 04:31 PM
Replies: 166
Views: 24,990
Posted By moragabiker
Thanks Jason - we'll check out the photo program!...

Thanks Jason - we'll check out the photo program!

Cheers,
Scott
Forum: Ride reports 07-14-2007, 04:07 PM
Replies: 123
Views: 10,307
Posted By moragabiker
GPS tracks

I am also interested in seeing the GPS tracks for this trip because I'm planning a 2,000 mile trip through Idaho with Eastbay Dirtbag during late August & early September.
Forum: Pacific Northwet - Where it's green. And wet. 07-08-2007, 03:51 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 2,128
Posted By moragabiker
Welcome Back!

Welcome back home! We look forward to hearing about your trip. I'll be visiting Idaho with Eastbay Dirtbag next month, so if you have any GPS tracks, we'd love to see them.

Cheers
Forum: Ride reports 07-08-2007, 12:11 PM
Replies: 166
Views: 24,990
Posted By moragabiker
Next Adventure in Idaho

Our next adventure will be in Idaho. We're interested in the western portion, from the Nevada border to the British Columbia border.

We're looking for trails that are similar to those described...
Forum: Ride reports 07-03-2007, 09:21 PM
Replies: 130
Views: 20,279
Posted By moragabiker
GPS Tracks for the ICT

We plan to ride the ICT later this year. Does anyone know where I can find GPS tracks for the route?
Forum: Thumpers 07-01-2007, 09:49 AM
Replies: 6,198
Views: 1,196,031
Posted By moragabiker
Hi Stu, Looks good. I'd say you're ready...

Hi Stu,

Looks good. I'd say you're ready for your next big adventure on the 525. I was concerned about the sub-frame, too. During my most recent trip, I carrried about 25 lbs (including heavy...
Forum: Thumpers 06-25-2007, 08:08 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,201
Posted By moragabiker
I suggest the KTM 525 EXC with two sets of wheels...

I suggest the KTM 525 EXC with two sets of wheels - one set with dirt bike tires and another set with dual-sport or street oriented tires.
Forum: Ride reports 06-22-2007, 03:08 PM
Replies: 166
Views: 24,990
Posted By moragabiker
Fuel Stops

We did not transfer gas from the 6.6-gallon KTM tank to the 4-gallon DRZ tank, because the DRZ has a range of more than 200 miles.

I do not believe that a 120 mile range is sufficient, because...
Forum: Ride reports 06-22-2007, 02:36 PM
Replies: 166
Views: 24,990
Posted By moragabiker
Luggage and Exhaust Shield

On the DRZ, we used the Wolfman Mini Beta Rear bag - http://www.wolfmanluggage.com/Tail/MiniBeta.html and the Wolfman Duffel - http://www.wolfmanluggage.com/Enduro/AlfaDuffel.html . These bags are...
Forum: Ride reports 06-22-2007, 01:40 PM
Replies: 166
Views: 24,990
Posted By moragabiker
Gps

We used a Garmin GPSMap 60CSx during the trip
http://eastbaydirtbag.smugmug.com/photos/164167150-M.jpg
Forum: Ride reports 06-20-2007, 07:46 AM
Replies: 166
Views: 24,990
Posted By moragabiker
Hi Doug, The KTM performed well (with one...

Hi Doug,

The KTM performed well (with one valve adjustment and two oil changes during the trip). The KTM is quite versatile - it will plug along on tight trails at 15 MPH and it will gobble up...
Forum: Thumpers 06-18-2007, 02:53 PM
Replies: 154
Views: 31,557
Posted By moragabiker
My wife just finished a 3400 mile ride on a...

My wife just finished a 3400 mile ride on a DRZ400 -- the full story is posted here:
http://www.advrider.com/forums/showthread.php?t=240023
Forum: Thumpers 06-18-2007, 11:31 AM
Replies: 6,198
Views: 1,196,031
Posted By moragabiker
A 3400 mile adventure on a KTM 525 EXC

Hi Guys,

Thanks for your excellent advice on how to set up my '07 525 EXC -- I recently returned home from a 3 week, 3400 mile dual sport vacation through New Mexico, Colorado, Utah, Nevada and...
Forum: Thumpers 03-19-2007, 06:46 PM
Replies: 6,198
Views: 1,196,031
Posted By moragabiker
Hi guys. Thanks for all of the good information! ...

Hi guys. Thanks for all of the good information!

I'm going to put the '02-'05 wheel and hub with rubbers (cush drive) on my 07 KTM. If I purchase a complete wheel from an '02-'05 525, will it...
Forum: Thumpers 03-11-2007, 09:09 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,233
Posted By moragabiker
I had the same painful experience -- my Corbin...

I had the same painful experience -- my Corbin dished seat was extremely painful because it squished delicate parts of my body. I sold it and then bought the very comfortable Corbin flat seat. I've...
Forum: Thumpers 02-10-2007, 09:36 AM
Replies: 6,198
Views: 1,196,031
Posted By moragabiker
You should be set after adding a 25L Gas Tank and...

You should be set after adding a 25L Gas Tank and a Steering Damper.

In order to carry your gear without fear of breaking your subframe, you might also consider a small Expedition Rear Bag from...
Forum: Ride reports 01-07-2007, 09:18 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 4,415
Posted By moragabiker
Sorry, I couldn't control myself :crash

Sorry, I couldn't control myself :crash
Forum: Thumpers 12-17-2006, 08:42 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 3,944
Posted By moragabiker
[quote=Gadget Boy]I don't know about the Jardine,...

[quote=Gadget Boy]I don't know about the Jardine, but Staintune makes a gorgeous stainless steel muffler for the KLR.. too gorgeous actually.. quote]

Yes, I have a Staintune on my KLR. It looks,...
Forum: Ride reports 11-18-2006, 08:39 AM
Replies: 88
Views: 13,175
Posted By moragabiker
Greetings. This is Eastbay Dirtbag's hubby adding...

Greetings. This is Eastbay Dirtbag's hubby adding a few comments. Although I've never ridden a V-Strom, I think you could do it because, in most cases, you can turn around and select an easier route...
Forum: Ride reports 11-17-2006, 09:36 PM
Replies: 88
Views: 13,175
Posted By moragabiker
Wow! EastBay Dirtbag, I love your report! Show us...

Wow! EastBay Dirtbag, I love your report! Show us some pics of your bike.
Forum: Thumpers 10-31-2006, 07:07 PM
Replies: 835
Views: 84,926
Posted By moragabiker
I believe all KLRs have experienced the broken...

I believe all KLRs have experienced the broken doohickey (balancer lever or spring). The spring broke on my 2005 KLR after 18k miles.
Forum: Thumpers 10-22-2006, 05:44 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 3,204
Posted By moragabiker
CLC - If you're looking for a street legal...

CLC -

If you're looking for a street legal dirt bike, then the WR would be a good choice.

If you plan to ride up to 100 or so miles per day, then the DRZ400 would be a good choice.

If...
Forum: Thumpers 10-14-2006, 06:29 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,792
Posted By moragabiker
The front faring on my 2005 has pointed to the...

The front faring on my 2005 has pointed to the right since the day I bought it. All of the KLR's on my dealer's showroom floor had the same issue. I learned to live with it.
Forum: Thumpers 10-14-2006, 06:16 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,475
Posted By moragabiker
I think you'll be able to get most bikes to fit...

I think you'll be able to get most bikes to fit you if you add two items: taller seat foam and handlebar risers.
Forum: Thumpers 10-14-2006, 06:11 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 2,348
Posted By moragabiker
You can expect about 25k to 20k miles from your...

You can expect about 25k to 20k miles from your KLR chain if it has been lubed and adjusted on a regular basis. I suggest putting on a new chain if you'll hit 20k miles on the chain during your trip....
Forum: Thumpers 09-29-2006, 09:38 PM
Replies: 835
Views: 84,926
Posted By moragabiker
The balancer lever spring broke on my 2005 KLR at...

The balancer lever spring broke on my 2005 KLR at about 19k miles (when I was more than 1000 miles from home).

The high-quality replacement parts from Eagle are relatively inexpensive, and the...
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