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Forum: Layin' down tracks Yesterday, 08:31 AM
Replies: 11,509
Views: 1,381,981
Posted By Outwardbound
Thanks for the great reply. I appreciate it !

Thanks for the great reply. I appreciate it !
Forum: Layin' down tracks 12-25-2014, 09:19 PM
Replies: 11,509
Views: 1,381,981
Posted By Outwardbound
Montana noob questions

Santa brought me a new Montana. Naturally it's completely different than my old Zumo.....so..... it brings me to a few setup questions.

1. I plan on riding the Heart of the West tour from tracks...
Forum: Thumpers 12-22-2014, 10:20 PM
Replies: 8,245
Views: 2,283,875
Posted By Outwardbound
Here's how it went on my old Triumph Spitfire: ...

Here's how it went on my old Triumph Spitfire:
After inserting the appropriate feeler gage, open the rocker screw up till the valve starts clicking. That's too loose: now slowly tighten it down till...
Forum: Thumpers 12-22-2014, 10:09 PM
Replies: 102,469
Views: 20,082,597
Posted By Outwardbound
Just today installed the rear shock (front work...

Just today installed the rear shock (front work tomorrow). While replacing the rear I removed the swingarm to re-grease the bearings; which were fine (apparently this bike's never seen rain). To...
Forum: Thumpers 12-22-2014, 06:52 PM
Replies: 63
Views: 2,686
Posted By Outwardbound
word !

word !
Forum: Equipment 11-28-2014, 11:31 AM
Replies: 77
Views: 5,597
Posted By Outwardbound
Try an Uber Bivy. Made of funky Tyvek; seems...

Try an Uber Bivy. Made of funky Tyvek; seems cheesey...but wow, is it good. I had NO moisture problems on COLD damp raining nights. It's a water-vapor permeable material which is surprisingly...
Forum: Equipment 11-27-2014, 10:09 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 390
Posted By Outwardbound
Yep. Exactly ! Thanks for the assist. Happy...

Yep. Exactly ! Thanks for the assist.
Happy Thanksgiving.
Forum: Equipment 11-27-2014, 01:35 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 390
Posted By Outwardbound
electrical component help, please

While doing routine maintenance on my ST1300, I found a fuze which I'd never seen before. It had a lead attached to the plastic "head" of the fuze with a wire and a female, shielded connector spade....
Forum: Ride reports 11-12-2014, 06:17 PM
Replies: 128
Views: 16,912
Posted By Outwardbound
PHENOMENAL. Simply the best !

PHENOMENAL. Simply the best !
Forum: Ride reports 10-22-2014, 08:45 AM
Replies: 315
Views: 33,960
Posted By Outwardbound
Laugh How did that Versahaul work out ? Was the...

How did that Versahaul work out ? Was the handling of the truck adversely affected ? D'you remember the aprox weight of your "gravel-runner" ?

The picture got me thinking.......
Forum: Thumpers 08-22-2014, 07:59 PM
Replies: 1,948
Views: 266,293
Posted By Outwardbound
To all who shared their knowledge thanks ! I...

To all who shared their knowledge thanks ! I pulled the carb and it was, as expected, full of green varnish. No daylight to be seen through the pilot jet. Soaked the carb in carb cleaner, cleared...
Forum: The Garage 08-22-2014, 11:08 AM
Replies: 1,402
Sticky: Note to self:
Views: 316,085
Posted By Outwardbound
Note to self.... When you are a member of...

Note to self....

When you are a member of an undergraduate study group along with a brilliant coed..
never do the aforementioned coed's sister

Nope...that don't end well....
Forum: Thumpers 08-19-2014, 07:11 PM
Replies: 1,948
Views: 266,293
Posted By Outwardbound
OK carburetor gurus..... A little help here if...

OK carburetor gurus..... A little help here if you will.

The bike starts on the choke ("enricher'). Runs fine above 3k rpm. Stalls at idle. Restart and the symptoms repeat. The bike's been in...
Forum: Equipment 08-11-2014, 08:34 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,234
Posted By Outwardbound
I have the vinyl Day-Long on my Versys. It's...

I have the vinyl Day-Long on my Versys. It's REALLY comfortable, but I tend to slip forward toward the tank under braking. Something grippier may be in order.
Forum: Equipment 08-11-2014, 08:24 AM
Replies: 67
Views: 9,185
Posted By Outwardbound
I,too answered the beta test call. I'm a former...

I,too answered the beta test call. I'm a former Navy pilot who ran the Operational Test and Evaluation program on a 2.5 billion dollar aircraft purchase program (the T-45 TS). I have experience with...
Forum: Road warriors 07-29-2014, 10:00 PM
Replies: 2,111
Views: 262,809
Posted By Outwardbound
You DO understand that you CAN'T say that without...

You DO understand that you CAN'T say that without links to pix and a ride report.

Do Tell !
Forum: Road warriors 07-16-2014, 10:15 PM
Replies: 235
Views: 33,326
Posted By Outwardbound
The ST1300 heat management issue is well...

The ST1300 heat management issue is well discussed in the ST Owners forum. I solved mine by two simple fixes:
1) a small rubber seal around the seat-tank interface, and
2) Removing the left inner...
Forum: Thumpers 07-13-2014, 08:17 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 2,950
Posted By Outwardbound
Great light weight adventure bike ! A few things...

Great light weight adventure bike ! A few things you'll want to consider

Skid plate. Be advised that unless you line it w rubber (or bed liner spray) it will reflect an alarming amount of...
Forum: Road warriors 06-18-2014, 12:01 PM
Replies: 62
Views: 4,457
Posted By Outwardbound
Mine was the same way about 4 years ago. Outgrew...

Mine was the same way about 4 years ago. Outgrew her starter bike, and her needs became more focused. She bought a used Honda Silverwing; 600cc's, two cylinders, engine attached to the frame, not the...
Forum: Thumpers 06-11-2014, 09:30 PM
Replies: 8,245
Views: 2,283,875
Posted By Outwardbound
Coop's still here ! Now riding a wr250r, but...

Coop's still here !
Now riding a wr250r, but still a minimalist. In fact, planning a Heart of the West trip w Blimpman after I retire. I'd try to be in for a SE Mich DS ride, but it would be a...
Forum: Central – From Da Nort Woods to the Plane States 04-02-2014, 08:40 PM
Replies: 11,619
Views: 923,108
Posted By Outwardbound
Does anyone know of a "Trans Michigan Trail" type...

Does anyone know of a "Trans Michigan Trail" type network ? I'm not looking for gnarly singletrack, but rather dirt/gravel roads. I guess I'm too lazy to go through all 600 posts to which the...
Forum: Racing 03-16-2014, 09:36 PM
Replies: 2,867
Views: 218,705
Posted By Outwardbound
They'll never do that.....then it would be like...

They'll never do that.....then it would be like Indycar.....
Forum: Road warriors 03-13-2014, 02:51 PM
Replies: 73
Views: 5,940
Posted By Outwardbound
For most of us the heat problem (yes it is a real...

For most of us the heat problem (yes it is a real issue) is resolved via a number of methods. On the ST Owners forum look up "heat" in the ST1300 Tech sub-forum.

Here's what I did
...
Forum: Thumpers 02-28-2014, 10:05 PM
Replies: 147
Views: 8,173
Posted By Outwardbound
Yeah...but which oil should you use in it....... ...

Yeah...but which oil should you use in it.......

:hide
Forum: Trip Planning 02-23-2014, 09:23 PM
Replies: 196
Views: 59,752
Posted By Outwardbound
We were single tracking in South East Ohio with...

We were single tracking in South East Ohio with about 5 other riders. Though I didn't know it at the time, this is Sasquatch country: dozens of sightings have been reported in that exact area.

We...
Forum: Ride reports 02-01-2014, 10:05 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 4,876
Posted By Outwardbound
Bravo ! What editing software did you use ? ...

Bravo !
What editing software did you use ?
I'm impressed !
Forum: Thumpers 01-30-2014, 09:31 PM
Replies: 262
Views: 47,580
Posted By Outwardbound
WR250 Adv : ...

WR250 Adv :

http://i57.photobucket.com/albums/g221/Jdcooperclan/050.jpg (http://s57.photobucket.com/user/Jdcooperclan/media/050.jpg.html)
Tank, seat, Wolfman bag racks
Set up for long haulin'.
Forum: Layin' down tracks 01-22-2014, 04:49 AM
Replies: 139
Views: 24,122
Posted By Outwardbound
OK Osmand-istas: a question... As the Wx has...

OK Osmand-istas: a question...

As the Wx has been so cold I've been using Osmand tracks in my car for practice (tracks made up on Mapsource, saved as gpx, then loaded into Osmand).

The...
Forum: Racing 01-08-2014, 08:23 AM
Replies: 12,230
Views: 850,968
Posted By Outwardbound
Not if he's French

Not if he's French
Forum: Equipment 01-06-2014, 07:10 AM
Replies: 96
Views: 6,447
Posted By Outwardbound
I've had two comfortable Corbins (VX800 and...

I've had two comfortable Corbins (VX800 and ST1300) and one torture chamber (KLR flat).

I recommend you try one for at least an hour or two before you commit. They're too big of an expenditure...
Forum: Some Assembly Required 01-01-2014, 09:16 PM
Replies: 88
Views: 28,457
Posted By Outwardbound
Hondo Do you think the KLX's subframe would...

Hondo

Do you think the KLX's subframe would support a set of wolfman racks and maybe 30 (total) pounds of gear ?

Thinking of building one for Heart of The West ride next year.

You still on...
Forum: Some Assembly Required 01-01-2014, 09:06 PM
Replies: 109
Views: 30,700
Posted By Outwardbound
Where ?

Where ?
Forum: Layin' down tracks 12-25-2013, 04:33 PM
Replies: 139
Views: 24,122
Posted By Outwardbound
You da man !

You da man !
Forum: Layin' down tracks 12-25-2013, 03:16 PM
Replies: 139
Views: 24,122
Posted By Outwardbound
Alright..... So I've loaded OSMAND+ into my...

Alright.....
So I've loaded OSMAND+ into my Nexus. Works like a champ.
I take a route I created in Mapsource and save it as a .gpx file, then email it to myself as an attachment.

How do I open...
Forum: Layin' down tracks 12-23-2013, 10:55 AM
Replies: 139
Views: 24,122
Posted By Outwardbound
Hard wired or internal battery ? I'm...

Hard wired or internal battery ?

I'm thinking of attaching mine to the top of a tankbag, giving it some degree of vibration isolation and the ability to transfer between several bikes.
Forum: Layin' down tracks 12-23-2013, 10:54 AM
Replies: 139
Views: 24,122
Posted By Outwardbound
subscribed !

subscribed !
Forum: Thumpers 12-13-2013, 06:20 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 5,691
Posted By Outwardbound
Kawasaki is fond of 'parts bin' bikes. I CAN'T...

Kawasaki is fond of 'parts bin' bikes. I CAN'T understand why they don't simply splice the Versys motor into the KLR frame. So many people have done it: it's not rocket science. The engine is...
Forum: Layin' down tracks 12-12-2013, 07:29 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 3,157
Posted By Outwardbound
Have you tried Easy Map for Bikers ? It can be...

Have you tried Easy Map for Bikers ?
It can be seen here:
https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=appinventor.ai_den12x4.EMFB&hl=en

Navigon has the advantage of loading all maps into...
Forum: Thumpers 12-10-2013, 10:05 PM
Replies: 1,948
Views: 266,293
Posted By Outwardbound
Ok....I looked it up. The cam was about $160 and...

Ok....I looked it up. The cam was about $160 and the rocker arm about $60.
You'll need a 12016 plus the cam itself.
Look here: ...
Forum: Thumpers 12-10-2013, 07:03 PM
Replies: 1,948
Views: 266,293
Posted By Outwardbound
I really can't remember; it was a couple years...

I really can't remember; it was a couple years ago. I think the cam and follower were a couple hundred bucks. Pretty easy to install as well. Well worth the money and effort though......it fixed the...
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