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Forum: Day Trippin' 04-14-2014, 06:21 PM
Replies: 131
Views: 12,002
Posted By dabneyr
Shared your story on ADVPulse.com

Great Ride Report Lynda. You showed a lot of courage taking on the AZBDR solo. :clap

Your story is proof that you don’t need a lot of riding experience or planning to have a great adventure. The...
Forum: Orange Crush 03-26-2014, 09:37 PM
Replies: 1,842
Views: 194,230
Posted By dabneyr
Hey rickescazu, I agree the KTM and GS are better...

Hey rickescazu, I agree the KTM and GS are better all around bikes than the Multistrada. By backroads I meant twisty pavement. I think backroads in Escazu might have a little different meaning than...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 03-15-2014, 05:35 PM
Replies: 70
Views: 5,779
Posted By dabneyr
River Crossing Techniques

Slow and steady is definitely better. Check out this story if you want some tips on river crossings. It's got some good how-to videos as well...
5 Tips To Help You Master Deep Water Crossings...
Forum: Equipment 02-14-2014, 06:07 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,267
Posted By dabneyr
Differences Between SPOT Devices

With the SPOT Messenger devices (Gen2, Gen3, Connect), they can all send manual SOS messages and can send pre-set messages to your friends and family. They all have the ability to call for roadside...
Forum: Orange Crush 02-11-2014, 06:33 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 617
Posted By dabneyr
I've got the Airhawk2 Cruiser Pad on my 990. It...

I've got the Airhawk2 Cruiser Pad on my 990. It does feel strange at first. But you get used to it. First time I used it for a long trip I was surprised my but never got soar. Only problem is the...
Forum: Equipment 02-04-2014, 07:17 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 4,476
Posted By dabneyr
These are not a replacement for motocross boots. ...

These are not a replacement for motocross boots. I'm not suggesting they give the same level of protection. But they do offer motocross boot "style" protection in a lighter boot. They have...
Forum: Equipment 02-03-2014, 09:46 PM
Replies: 129
Views: 18,192
Posted By dabneyr
The TCX Track Evo looks like it offers good...

The TCX Track Evo looks like it offers good protection in the key areas (shins, toes, heel and ankle)

Here are a couple of other waterproof adventure boots in the same price range that offer...
Forum: Equipment 02-03-2014, 05:21 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 4,476
Posted By dabneyr
Good Adventure Touring Boots for $250

Here are 3 waterproof boots that are a good value at around $250. They have real off-road protection, good ventilation and are not too heavy.

Alpinestars Scout Waterproof Boots ($250)...
Forum: Australia 01-30-2014, 08:12 PM
Replies: 73
Views: 5,940
Posted By dabneyr
More ADV Bike choices for shorter riders

I know this is an old thread, but there may be people still finding this through search. Here is a helpful resource for anyone that is looking for a current list of the Top 10 Adventure Bikes for...
Forum: Beasts 01-30-2014, 06:55 PM
Replies: 1,963
Views: 308,541
Posted By dabneyr
2014 V-Strom 1000 Bike Review Summary

http://www.advpulse.com/wp-content/uploads/2014/01/v-strom-2up-561x420.jpg

We just put together a summary of bike review articles for the new 2014 V-Strom 1000 from the top motorcycle...
Forum: Day Trippin' 01-30-2014, 08:08 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,253
Posted By dabneyr
Leaving GC going North toward Tecate there were 2...

Leaving GC going North toward Tecate there were 2 road options. One is a solid dry road that has terrible washboard grooves. The other is smooth but goes through a dry lakebed. If it's dry you can...
Forum: Day Trippin' 01-27-2014, 10:32 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,253
Posted By dabneyr
Rescue Mission in Guadalupe Canyon - The Conclusion

Reposted from ADVPulse.com
Rescue Mission in Guadalupe Canyon
> Mud and Snow Riding in Baja Mexico - Final Day (http://www.advpulse.com/adv-rides/rescue-mission-in-guadalupe-canyon/)

...
Forum: Day Trippin' 01-25-2014, 12:31 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,253
Posted By dabneyr
Mud and Snow Riding in Baja Mexico

Reposted from ADVPulse.com
Mud and Snow Riding in Baja Mexico – Day Two
> It doesn't usually rain in Baja, but when it does it gets sticky and slick
...
Forum: Day Trippin' 01-24-2014, 06:18 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,253
Posted By dabneyr
Mud and Snow Riding in Baja Mexico

Reposted from ADVPulse.com
Mud and Snow Riding in Baja Mexico – Day One
> This was definitely not your typical hot and dusty Baja Adventure Tour
...
Forum: Orange Crush 01-16-2014, 01:40 PM
Replies: 1,842
Views: 194,230
Posted By dabneyr
KTM 1190 Adventure Best all-around motorcycle in the world?

Looks like a lot of you are heading to the dealer to put a deposit down. I might be next in line. The R1200GS is the best Adventure Bike for touring and the Multistrada is the best Adventure Bike for...
Forum: West – California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 01-14-2014, 10:57 AM
Replies: 217
Views: 17,058
Posted By dabneyr
AZBDR gpx files

Looks like the gpx files were released yesterday on the BDR website (http://www.backcountrydiscoveryroutes.com/AZBDR). There are a lot of trails it travels that I had not seen on maps before. They...
Forum: Ride reports 01-08-2014, 06:01 PM
Replies: 1,017
Views: 189,607
Posted By dabneyr
Hey Kelly, we met the KTM990 rider in 2008. Maybe...

Hey Kelly, we met the KTM990 rider in 2008. Maybe he went both years. He was riding with a guy on a triumph. You can see both riders here in this picture......
Forum: GS Boxers 12-23-2013, 09:08 PM
Replies: 70
Views: 4,381
Posted By dabneyr
I have a friend that was in the same situation a...

I have a friend that was in the same situation a few years ago. He was seduced by the beauty and technical sophistication of the big GS. He decided to buy a 2008 R1200GS as his first Adventure...
Forum: Thumpers 12-19-2013, 12:14 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 983
Posted By dabneyr
Yep. The KLR is not for everyone. The TR650...

Yep. The KLR is not for everyone. The TR650 Terra is a nice choice, but you are going to pay around $6k. Good power and a good off-road bike. Just has a small tank so if you want to do longer...
Forum: Thumpers 12-18-2013, 08:33 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 983
Posted By dabneyr
Hey Exacto. LA Traffic is pretty crazy. I...

Hey Exacto.

LA Traffic is pretty crazy. I live in LA also and have spent a lot of time on the 525EXC and XR650R and L. I wouldn't want to ride any of the bikes you listed on the freeway for more...
Forum: West – California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 12-16-2013, 12:27 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 756
Posted By dabneyr
Long Beach Motorcycle Show

Hey if anyone missed the Long Beach Progressive Motorcycle show (http://www.advpulse.com/adv-bikes/adventure-bikes-at-the-progressive-motorcycle-show/), you can check out a Round Up of all the...
Forum: Ride reports 12-09-2013, 08:57 PM
Replies: 1,017
Views: 189,607
Posted By dabneyr
Thumb Lab2v 2013

Hey Kelly.

Nice Quickie RR for the LAB2V. Too bad you guys didn't get to go all the way through Red Rock. That is the most beautiful section of the trip. Looks like you guys had a blast though....
Forum: Racing 02-03-2013, 06:09 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 7,361
Posted By dabneyr
Did anyone get GPS tracks of the course they...

Did anyone get GPS tracks of the course they could share? I'd love to try some of the sections next time I'm in Johnson Valley.
Forum: Pics, pics, pics... 03-28-2012, 10:01 PM
Replies: 3,592
Views: 781,767
Posted By dabneyr
Near Garlock, CA ...

Near Garlock, CA
http://sphotos.xx.fbcdn.net/hphotos-ash4/931_37492263605_828683605_1010030_4841_n.jpg

Johnson Valley, CA...
Forum: Thumpers 02-27-2012, 10:13 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 851
Posted By dabneyr
I use the compressed CO2 air cartridges. It's a...

I use the compressed CO2 air cartridges. It's a lot faster to add air when you need to and they are light. If you buy the cartridges from a motorcycle shop they are about $1 each. But you can get...
Forum: Pics, pics, pics... 02-19-2012, 04:32 PM
Replies: 2,187
Views: 481,763
Posted By dabneyr
Norther Baja Dry Lake ...

Norther Baja Dry Lake
http://robocaster.homeip.net/pics/bike/P5090262.jpg
Forum: Pics, pics, pics... 02-19-2012, 04:23 PM
Replies: 2,187
Views: 481,763
Posted By dabneyr
Emigrant Pass Death Valley ...

Emigrant Pass Death Valley
http://robocaster.homeip.net/pics/bike/DSC02103.jpg
Forum: Thumpers 06-03-2009, 04:06 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 1,982
Posted By dabneyr
Update on the Guts Seat!

Hey I talked to Jamie at GUTS Racing and he said that they can modify the 620 Enduro seat to fit on the 640 ADV seat pan. They will do the modification work to trim the ears off the top of the seat...
Forum: Thumpers 06-03-2009, 03:52 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 1,982
Posted By dabneyr
I can see your logic here. Get the 690E and make...

I can see your logic here. Get the 690E and make it into an ADV. I can't see much of any drawbacks. Big tank, 6-speed, FI, Windscreen, aftermarket seats available, modern designed suspension and...
Forum: Thumpers 06-03-2009, 03:44 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 1,982
Posted By dabneyr
Awesome. Thanks for sending me to this thread...

Awesome. Thanks for sending me to this thread about jetting/exhaust. This is exactly what I was looking for. The 640 ADV thread is soo long that it's hard to find things in it without spending...
Forum: Thumpers 06-03-2009, 03:27 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 1,982
Posted By dabneyr
This bike is supposed to be an adventure bike. I...

This bike is supposed to be an adventure bike. I have a 525 EXC that I use for dirt. The seat was terrible on that bike too but at least I could easily buy a Guts seat. I don't know what's wrong...
Forum: Thumpers 06-03-2009, 03:10 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 1,982
Posted By dabneyr
So you order the 620 Enduro seat? Did everything...

So you order the 620 Enduro seat? Did everything fit nicely to the base plate except for the top part which has some extra meat? You just trimmed it and tucked the cover around the top to fit?
Forum: Thumpers 06-03-2009, 02:16 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 1,982
Posted By dabneyr
The point of this thread was to find a simple...

The point of this thread was to find a simple solution to the 4 major problems with the 640ADV. Well so far I have solved 1 out of 4.


1. Vibrations (NOT solved) - I need to jet the bike. I...
Forum: Thumpers 06-03-2009, 11:19 AM
Replies: 42
Views: 1,982
Posted By dabneyr
Once again I got my hopes up and just to get my...

Once again I got my hopes up and just to get my spirits crushed. I called guts racing and they do not make seat foam for the 640 adventure. Only for the 620 enduro models (7291). The guy said that...
Forum: Thumpers 06-02-2009, 09:57 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 1,982
Posted By dabneyr
That's a good idea. What is the SM windscreen? ...

That's a good idea. What is the SM windscreen? I don't see a windscreen on the 690 supermoto...
Forum: Thumpers 06-02-2009, 09:24 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 1,982
Posted By dabneyr
Wink Oh. I found the Guts racing seat foam for the...

Oh. I found the Guts racing seat foam for the 640 ADV. It's part number 7291. The last time I called over there a year or so ago they said they didn't have it. Well I'm ordering it right now!
Forum: Thumpers 06-02-2009, 09:13 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 1,982
Posted By dabneyr
Question I don't see the guts racing foam for the ADV. ...

I don't see the guts racing foam for the ADV. Will the LC4 Enduro foam work on the LC4 ADV seat? Anybody tried this?
Forum: Thumpers 06-02-2009, 08:04 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 1,982
Posted By dabneyr
Thanks for the tip. I was about to grab my gun...

Thanks for the tip. I was about to grab my gun but now I have hope.

Seat - I called guts and they said they didn't have anything that fit the 640 ADV.

Chugs - It's already got 15/42 from the...
Forum: Thumpers 06-02-2009, 07:16 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 1,982
Posted By dabneyr
Pissed KTM 640 ADV Gripes

After owning a 2006 640 ADV for a few years now I'm still dealing with these major issues.

1. Vibrations - I got the bar end weights from manicsalamander.com and this improved things alot but...
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