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Forum: Ride reports Yesterday, 08:24 PM
Replies: 104
Views: 11,392
Posted By gearheadE30
Day 37

We got up and packed, and dad finally decided he should ratchet the wayward case onto the bike. I said I was done going back to get it for him; that's probably what did it. :norton

We got gas...
Forum: Orange Crush Yesterday, 07:57 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 336
Posted By gearheadE30
Yeah, it's just Matt and Eric right now. As a...

Yeah, it's just Matt and Eric right now. As a pretty small company they've got a lot going on, so it's probably hard to get through all of the emails. I've had great luck with calling though.
Forum: Orange Crush Yesterday, 07:53 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 375
Posted By gearheadE30
I've done the stiffer springs with stock valving...

I've done the stiffer springs with stock valving (.59) and now have proper suspension (.64, SPS). It's worth having it revalved, trust me. Just stiffer springs really overwhelms the already stock...
Forum: Ride reports Yesterday, 07:41 PM
Replies: 104
Views: 11,392
Posted By gearheadE30
Day 36

I'm trying hosting on photobucket for this one; we'll see how this goes.

We left the Petroglyphs park pretty early in the morning and headed down a nice curvy road into town. Things had been...
Forum: Ride reports Yesterday, 06:00 PM
Replies: 104
Views: 11,392
Posted By gearheadE30
Day 35

Fortunately, unlike the night before, it was quite calm when we woke up. Setting up and taking down a tent in the wind is a pain, and as you saw in Colorado, my tent likes to fly away.
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Forum: Ride reports Yesterday, 03:13 PM
Replies: 104
Views: 11,392
Posted By gearheadE30
Day 34

We woke up to a pretty awesome view the next morning. Though the wind is a little obnoxious when setting up and taking down the tent, it never did get too cold.
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Forum: Ride reports Yesterday, 02:08 PM
Replies: 104
Views: 11,392
Posted By gearheadE30
Day 33 Clutch Pictures

Removing the cover

https://scontent-b-sjc.xx.fbcdn.net/hphotos-xfp1/t1.0-9/10409405_10154441312460151_7547959482132896796_n.jpg

Clutch booster outer ramps
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Forum: Ride reports Yesterday, 02:00 PM
Replies: 104
Views: 11,392
Posted By gearheadE30
Day 33

We broke camp and continued to follow the GWT. I think we found one of the only spots that wasn't covered in those dense scrub bushes.
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Forum: Thumpers 07-18-2014, 08:35 AM
Replies: 4,354
Views: 597,352
Posted By gearheadE30
I've tried a TT shock. It doesn't work. The XT600...

I've tried a TT shock. It doesn't work. The XT600 shock fits with a little modification covered earlier in this thread. You can make the TT shock fit with some cutting and welding if you're up to it....
Forum: Ride reports 07-17-2014, 09:00 PM
Replies: 104
Views: 11,392
Posted By gearheadE30
Do it! Riding a big bike off road is all kinds of...

Do it! Riding a big bike off road is all kinds of fun, not to mention a pretty good workout. :D
Forum: Orange Crush 07-17-2014, 09:57 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 548
Posted By gearheadE30
I just had mine revalved and sprung. I had .59s...

I just had mine revalved and sprung. I had .59s in there (stockers are .48) and I was bottoming those on trails. I weigh about 170. If you go stiffer springs, you really, really want to revalve too....
Forum: Orange Crush 07-16-2014, 11:40 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 716
Posted By gearheadE30
woody's has stock used sets on the shelf, as well...

woody's has stock used sets on the shelf, as well as new ones. In fact, I just sent them a core front wheel so you could end up with mine haha.
Forum: Orange Crush 07-15-2014, 12:16 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 761
Posted By gearheadE30
It had literally none in it? Your engine probably...

It had literally none in it? Your engine probably has serious internal damage, with the oil light being from destroyed main bearings most likely. the temp sensors used in the cooling system won't...
Forum: Ride reports 07-14-2014, 11:22 PM
Replies: 104
Views: 11,392
Posted By gearheadE30
Day 32

Waking up in camp was a nice peaceful affair, to the sound of water bubbling down the stream.
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Forum: Ride reports 07-14-2014, 10:09 PM
Replies: 104
Views: 11,392
Posted By gearheadE30
Day 31

If by making sand my favorite you mean inhaling sand, crashing in sand, and letting my bike take a nap or two, then yes, I suppose so haha. Practice makes perfect (or at least passable... :wink:) I...
Forum: Ride reports 07-14-2014, 10:16 AM
Replies: 104
Views: 11,392
Posted By gearheadE30
Day 30

I woke up pretty early so I could put down some miles, and followed the GWT track back to the road. Part of this trail runs down an abandoned stretch that looks like it was partially built up and...
Forum: Ride reports 07-14-2014, 09:21 AM
Replies: 104
Views: 11,392
Posted By gearheadE30
Yeah, that was my original plan but I just didn't...

Yeah, that was my original plan but I just didn't have time on this trip. There isn't really a good way to get there except for one road that goes there and back, I believe. The other downside to all...
Forum: Ride reports 07-13-2014, 08:30 PM
Replies: 104
Views: 11,392
Posted By gearheadE30
Day 29

I woke up in the morning in my little wash. For some reason I decided to take a pic of my front rim. It's getting pretty bent up, and I've already pounded it back into shape a few times. It's the...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 07-13-2014, 07:17 PM
Replies: 57
Views: 2,918
Posted By gearheadE30
I'll go with the dirt thing too. I started out...

I'll go with the dirt thing too. I started out riding on the road on vintage Honda twins and the like, and I wasn't able to attack corners or really deal with anything that felt loose or out of...
Forum: Orange Crush 07-13-2014, 07:12 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 828
Posted By gearheadE30
It's better than the Mefo front though, IMHO. And...

It's better than the Mefo front though, IMHO. And I just rode about 100 miles of gravel/sand singletrack and ATV trails on mine today and I thought it did pretty well, for what it is.
Forum: Orange Crush 07-12-2014, 07:40 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 370
Posted By gearheadE30
Just a heads up, I used the same SuperBrightLEDS...

Just a heads up, I used the same SuperBrightLEDS bulb and a few of the LEDs vibrated loose and broke free of the solder, so the durability isn't great.

Here is my bi-xenon retrofit into the stock...
Forum: Orange Crush 07-11-2014, 11:21 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 944
Posted By gearheadE30
And a 2wd burnout video on Youtube somewhere

And a 2wd burnout video on Youtube somewhere
Forum: Ride reports 07-11-2014, 11:19 PM
Replies: 104
Views: 11,392
Posted By gearheadE30
Day 28

I woke up (in a real bed!) and Mike walked back into the room, and said 'I hate to be the bearer of bad news...' How's that for a hell of a way to wake up? Apparently my front tire was totally flat....
Forum: Ride reports 07-11-2014, 10:09 PM
Replies: 104
Views: 11,392
Posted By gearheadE30
Glad you're enjoying it! haha yeah,...

Glad you're enjoying it!



haha yeah, that pretty much sums it up. Sounds like you've got a pretty decent variety of machinery, and doing it on a GS definitely gets my respect. The KTM does half...
Forum: Ride reports 07-11-2014, 10:03 PM
Replies: 104
Views: 11,392
Posted By gearheadE30
Haha, yeah, I'm doing what I can. I want to be...

Haha, yeah, I'm doing what I can. I want to be totally caught up by the time I leave here so it's not hanging over my head.

That mileage was one of the hardest things I've ever done. So hard to...
Forum: Ride reports 07-11-2014, 09:31 AM
Replies: 104
Views: 11,392
Posted By gearheadE30
Day 27

My only real goal of this day of the trip was to try to hit the border, though the USA-Germany game was on and I wanted to find a place to watch that as well. I got up and continued on the road,...
Forum: Ride reports 07-10-2014, 11:36 PM
Replies: 104
Views: 11,392
Posted By gearheadE30
Day 26

So I messed something up earlier - today was the day I got to Grants. And even though that road with the cow on it wasn't the one to the prison, that's still the first thing you see going into town....
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 07-10-2014, 10:36 PM
Replies: 315
Views: 46,629
Posted By gearheadE30
I know that section of the AZBDR, and actually...

I know that section of the AZBDR, and actually just finished riding the GWT through Arizona, which goes through similar terrain. I did both on my fully loaded 950 adventure. I was solo, and yeah I...
Forum: Ride reports 07-10-2014, 09:54 PM
Replies: 104
Views: 11,392
Posted By gearheadE30
Day 25

I woke up with the sun and started packing up. While I was getting everything ready to go, an old 12 valve Cummins Ram went lumbering by. I really like these roads. There's a lot of variety to them....
Forum: Ride reports 07-10-2014, 08:31 PM
Replies: 104
Views: 11,392
Posted By gearheadE30
Ah, Platoro! Yep! I was hoping for gas there too,...

Ah, Platoro! Yep! I was hoping for gas there too, but fortunately I didn't have a problem. And yeah, I was having a hell of a brain fart; washboard was what I was looking for.

The ability to tear...
Forum: Ride reports 07-10-2014, 06:53 PM
Replies: 104
Views: 11,392
Posted By gearheadE30
Day 24

I woke up, packed, and headed for Del Norte to see about a welder, again, for that stupid light bar. I got word from a guy in a shop that a place in Monte Vista could help, so I headed there since it...
Forum: Orange Crush 07-10-2014, 03:51 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 828
Posted By gearheadE30
Need more info. What kind of riding? Highway?...

Need more info. What kind of riding? Highway? Dirt/gravel roads? ATV trails? Singletrack? that all makes a big difference. I'm in the middle of a cross country trip and only use Mefos on the rear,...
Forum: Ride reports 07-10-2014, 12:06 AM
Replies: 104
Views: 11,392
Posted By gearheadE30
Day 23

I woke up, and decided that the campsite deserved one more picture just because I like camping on streams so much. The water was very, very cold - that cooler basically acted like a refrigerator....
Forum: Ride reports 07-09-2014, 11:15 PM
Replies: 104
Views: 11,392
Posted By gearheadE30
Thanks for the comments guys! Got another round...

Thanks for the comments guys! Got another round of pics uploading now, so hopefully I'll get another day or two posted tonight.



At the beginning of this trip, I don't think I would have...
Forum: Thumpers 07-09-2014, 10:49 PM
Replies: 4,354
Views: 597,352
Posted By gearheadE30
Wow, I've definitely never seen anything quite...

Wow, I've definitely never seen anything quite like that! My bike only likes going about 75 at a cruise loaded up, but I've had it a fair bit higher than that. It should rev hard to redline, but it's...
Forum: Orange Crush 07-09-2014, 12:26 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,744
Posted By gearheadE30
There may already be a thread on this. I know...

There may already be a thread on this. I know I've seen a few over 100k, though idk if it was kms or miles. I have 60k miles on mine now.
...
Forum: Ride reports 07-09-2014, 10:07 AM
Replies: 113
Views: 12,533
Posted By gearheadE30
If you look for them in stores they're usually...

If you look for them in stores they're usually called prevailing torque nuts or Stover nuts. The top section is pressed so they aren't quite round, thus the locking ability.
Forum: Ride reports 07-09-2014, 12:23 AM
Replies: 104
Views: 11,392
Posted By gearheadE30
Day 22

I woke up the next day somewhat worn out, since last night was one of the latest I'd had in a long time. Problem was, I woke to the sound of an engine, which immediately struck me as strange, since...
Forum: Ride reports 07-08-2014, 11:15 PM
Replies: 104
Views: 11,392
Posted By gearheadE30
Day 21

The first thing I did the next day was check out that bracket. In previous pics you can see that I have the Black Dog light mount that mounts to the bottom of the triple clamps. Mine is set up with 2...
Forum: Thumpers 07-08-2014, 10:19 PM
Replies: 4,354
Views: 597,352
Posted By gearheadE30
Be careful on the first few test rides - the...

Be careful on the first few test rides - the steering geometry of dirtbikes (which the XT350 ostensibly is) makes the steering faster and somewhat more twitchy at speed, so crosswinds and even...
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