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Forum: The Garage 04-03-2012, 09:01 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 3,157
Posted By John Joel Glanton
If you guys don't mind, could we please bring it...

If you guys don't mind, could we please bring it back to the original reason I posted this?

Is my install so messed up that it should be removed? Am I spreading those rivet heads enough?
Forum: The Garage 04-02-2012, 09:41 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 3,157
Posted By John Joel Glanton
The link did not come with any wire or spacers. ...

The link did not come with any wire or spacers. Unlike some other chain tools, the one I have doesn't prevent excess tightening.

FWIW, I didn't go berserk during the process but I clearly went...
Forum: The Garage 04-02-2012, 07:30 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 3,157
Posted By John Joel Glanton
Moronic Masterlink Mangler Needs Advice on Attempted Chain Replacement

I have never replaced a rivet-type chain before but I did my best to follow the various online guides for replacing the chain on my 2006 V-Strom. I think I messed this up and would like your...
Forum: The Garage 01-24-2012, 11:19 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,715
Posted By John Joel Glanton
It worked! It's alive! <iframe width="420"...

It worked! It's alive!

<iframe width="420" height="315" src="http://www.youtube.com/embed/AUNRbDW1QI8" frameborder="0" allowfullscreen></iframe>
Forum: The Garage 01-24-2012, 02:16 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 4,791
Posted By John Joel Glanton
This post edited to assist future readers looking...

This post edited to assist future readers looking for information on this specific topic.

Many online motorcycle supply stores sell a wide variety of 525 chains on their websites. If one uses...
Forum: The Garage 01-21-2012, 07:24 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 4,791
Posted By John Joel Glanton
Western Power Sports Chains? Experience & Opinions Requested

I normally use RK or D.I.D. chains (for my other bike) but I recently acquired a chain from Western Power Sports. The plan is to put this on the big V-Strom (DL-1000). It's the WSP 525HSO O-Ring...
Forum: The Garage 01-12-2012, 09:20 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,715
Posted By John Joel Glanton
Bike Sat For A Year Please Help Me Get it Started Correctly

A moronic motorcycle owner needs your guidance before he does any more harm to a bike that has been nothing but loyal and trusty during epic, long-distance trips.
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Forum: Beasts 05-11-2011, 09:27 PM
Replies: 56
Views: 18,266
Posted By John Joel Glanton
Wow....there is some serious necro-posting going...

Wow....there is some serious necro-posting going on here!

For right now, I am using a GIVI windscreen and the handguards just barely touch it going from lock to lock on the handlebar travel....and...
Forum: Ride reports 08-01-2010, 01:41 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 9,355
Posted By John Joel Glanton
Well hell!!!

Well hell!!!
Forum: Ride reports 07-31-2010, 07:56 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 9,355
Posted By John Joel Glanton
Subscribed! I'm in all the way! :lurk

Subscribed! I'm in all the way!

:lurk
Forum: Americas 07-30-2010, 08:22 PM
Replies: 187
Views: 10,665
Posted By John Joel Glanton
Subscribed! Watching this one closely because...

Subscribed! Watching this one closely because you might be able to hook a brother up (http://www.advrider.com/forums/showthread.php?t=536824) when you're done!

:lurk
Forum: Americas 07-30-2010, 08:13 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 765
Posted By John Joel Glanton
Thanks for this! I'm hoping to resurrect this...

Thanks for this! I'm hoping to resurrect this thread. We've received some good information from Mark and LAV 1200. Does anyone else have some advice for out of the way roads and routes somewhere...
Forum: Ride reports 06-14-2010, 10:46 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 2,054
Posted By John Joel Glanton
Day Two: Leaving in the morning... ...

Day Two: Leaving in the morning...
http://texagator.smugmug.com/Motorcycles/Hill-Country-Ride-May-2010/DSC02603/889806524_x2aGG-M.jpg

We rode West of Fredericksburg and then turned North on...
Forum: Americas 06-13-2010, 09:42 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,111
Posted By John Joel Glanton
There's already been some good advice posted thus...

There's already been some good advice posted thus far. I have done a lot of long-distance riding and made a lot of mistakes along the way. My own experiences have taught me many "rules of thumb"...
Forum: Ride reports 06-11-2010, 08:56 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 2,054
Posted By John Joel Glanton
Weekend Dual-Sporting in the Texas Hill Country

It's us again. Me, Steeker, and Dallas99 plus a new guy that I will call, "Jefe." Some of you may have seen our other ride report (http://www.advrider.com/forums/showthread.php?t=505485) from when...
Forum: Beasts 05-17-2010, 03:27 PM
Replies: 56
Views: 18,266
Posted By John Joel Glanton
Please do! Go on....do it. Do it. ...

Please do! Go on....do it. Do it.
http://theedmontonian.com/wp-content/uploads/2009/10/196217268_1703431390_AMC-MP-Starsky-Hutch-BenOwen.jpg
Forum: Beasts 05-16-2010, 06:58 PM
Replies: 56
Views: 18,266
Posted By John Joel Glanton
I agree. After I spent the money to add engine...

I agree. After I spent the money to add engine protection, crash bars, handlebars, footpegs, and a better windshield, it became a helluva bike! Still, I like it....but admit that I am toying with...
Forum: Road warriors 05-16-2010, 07:41 AM
Replies: 97
Views: 32,896
Posted By John Joel Glanton
THANKS!!!:thumb

THANKS!!!:thumb
Forum: Beasts 05-15-2010, 08:06 PM
Replies: 56
Views: 18,266
Posted By John Joel Glanton
V-Strom Install Report: Pro Taper SE (ATV High Bend)

The stock bars on my 2006 V-Strom (DL-1000) were killing me. After a lot of reading, viewing of photos, and exchanging emails with other V-Strom owners, I finally decided to buy the Pro Taper SE ...
Forum: Beasts 05-15-2010, 07:51 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 4,793
Posted By John Joel Glanton
Hoe-lee smokes! Suh-weet!! Thank you!

Hoe-lee smokes! Suh-weet!! Thank you!
Forum: GPS Tracks - Central, Texas & Gulf States 05-15-2010, 02:14 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 2,222
Posted By John Joel Glanton
Feedback on These Routes Around Fredericksburg, TX?

Me and some buddies are planning a trip to Fredericksburg next weekend. The idea is to do some dual-sporting from there.

Based on feedback from TWTEX members and a few other sources, we've come...
Forum: Beasts 05-10-2010, 07:57 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 4,793
Posted By John Joel Glanton
Now that is a smart way to solve the problem! ...

Now that is a smart way to solve the problem! Good job! Can you make me some? I'll send you some $$$....
Forum: Ride reports 05-09-2010, 06:28 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,446
Posted By John Joel Glanton
Good for you, Guy! :clap I have been...

Good for you, Guy! :clap

I have been meaning to complete an official Iron Butt ride for a few years but something always comes up to interfere with it. BTW, that's some good information about...
Forum: Road warriors 05-08-2010, 06:19 PM
Replies: 97
Views: 32,896
Posted By John Joel Glanton
Yes!!! I've been thinking about getting one. I...

Yes!!! I've been thinking about getting one. I went from the stock shield to a "Manta" and now I'm running a GIVI. Since I'm going to be keeping the V-Strom for at least another 6 months, I'm...
Forum: Road warriors 05-07-2010, 04:20 PM
Replies: 97
Views: 32,896
Posted By John Joel Glanton
That's like magic! I wish my bike could do...

That's like magic! I wish my bike could do that...I've been caught in a few storms on my Strom (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5jwzAfF6W3w) and I sure could have used that kind of protection.
No...
Forum: Road warriors 05-07-2010, 02:55 PM
Replies: 97
Views: 32,896
Posted By John Joel Glanton
This is good to know. It's comforting to know...

This is good to know. It's comforting to know that the final drive fluid can be changed whevener you need/want to. I'm on my 4th and 5th bikes and the older I get, the more interested I become in...
Forum: Road warriors 05-07-2010, 01:26 PM
Replies: 97
Views: 32,896
Posted By John Joel Glanton
Can you please show me where that is?

Can you please show me where that is?
Forum: Road warriors 05-06-2010, 07:30 PM
Replies: 97
Views: 32,896
Posted By John Joel Glanton
That's that um....whaddya callit......reverse...

That's that um....whaddya callit......reverse psychology stuff there isn't it?
http://dixiedining.files.wordpress.com/2008/11/3-stooges.jpg
Forum: Road warriors 05-06-2010, 06:41 PM
Replies: 97
Views: 32,896
Posted By John Joel Glanton
Well...it's been some time now and I've had the...

Well...it's been some time now and I've had the opportunity to look at several Honda ST1300's and BMW R1200RT's up close. For a while there, I was leaning more towards the ST1300. Now....the BMW is...
Forum: Beasts 05-02-2010, 05:11 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,404
Posted By John Joel Glanton
If you let it sit for a long time (a month or...

If you let it sit for a long time (a month or more) without running the engine, there's a seal that will leak coolant for a few minutes before it stops. On my 1000, it comes out the tube and into...
Forum: Equipment 05-02-2010, 04:05 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 5,397
Posted By John Joel Glanton
A few years ago, I went on the Texas Adventure...

A few years ago, I went on the Texas Adventure Ride (http://www.texasadventure.net/TAR/TARHome.htm) and I was looking for a couple of fuel bottles to take with me. REI was out of the bottles that I...
Forum: Vendors 04-17-2010, 07:01 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,246
Posted By John Joel Glanton
You have to call them. They never returned my...

You have to call them. They never returned my emails either but they were easy to deal with on the phone.
Forum: Equipment 03-29-2010, 02:53 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,230
Posted By John Joel Glanton
+ 1 for Rocky Mountain ATV. They had mine quick.

+ 1 for Rocky Mountain ATV. They had mine quick.
Forum: Americas 03-26-2010, 08:34 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,087
Posted By John Joel Glanton
It's probably the best map book available. If...

It's probably the best map book available. If you start really looking hard at some of this small roads, you can get yourself way on out there.
Forum: Americas 01-12-2010, 04:29 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,461
Posted By John Joel Glanton
We wore a combination of Pressure suits,...

We wore a combination of Pressure suits, motocross boots, knee pads, and street/off-road/work gloves. One guy in our party (the guy on the left in the first picture below) dumped his bike pretty...
Forum: Americas 12-28-2009, 08:16 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 765
Posted By John Joel Glanton
I was last there about 12 years ago. It was...

I was last there about 12 years ago. It was already another high-priced mountain town kinda like Aspen back then. Has it gotten worse?

I was only thinking of ending the trip there because we'd...
Forum: Americas 12-27-2009, 08:00 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 765
Posted By John Joel Glanton
Advice/Tracks/Routes: Moab to Jackson Hole?

Earlier this year, me and two buddies rode the TAT from Trinidad, CO, to Moab, UT. (http://www.advrider.com/forums/showthread.php?t=505485) On the way home, we started talking about skipping the rest...
Forum: Beasts 12-26-2009, 09:37 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 6,233
Posted By John Joel Glanton
The DL-1000 is great too. I took way too much...

The DL-1000 is great too. I took way too much junk with me on a trip from Texas to Idaho and it never missed a beat. It took me about 15 minutes to get used to the extra weight and different balance...
Forum: Ride reports 12-16-2009, 07:13 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 2,597
Posted By John Joel Glanton
Pictures from the Chicken Corners road in Moab,...

Pictures from the Chicken Corners road in Moab, Utah...

http://texagator.smugmug.com/photos/640559175_LdChd-L.jpg

http://texagator.smugmug.com/photos/640559258_zEBCU-L.jpg
...
Forum: Ride reports 12-16-2009, 03:10 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 4,981
Posted By John Joel Glanton
I have an '04 DRZ400S that I rode on the...

I have an '04 DRZ400S that I rode on the Trans-America Trail and I can see that you did a lot better job of loading your bike than I did mine!

Keep it coming, Good Sir!
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