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Forum: Thumpers 03-28-2015, 07:31 PM
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Posted By shu
No problem. I have the procycle tank panniers,...

No problem. I have the procycle tank panniers, and they have worked fine for over 50,000 miles- but they did need a little modification.

Do you know about Krusty's Index to all things DR?
...
Forum: Thumpers 03-26-2015, 05:19 PM
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Posted By shu
Stock Suzuki rack works fine. Ophir Pass,...

Stock Suzuki rack works fine.


Ophir Pass, Colorado
http://i831.photobucket.com/albums/zz239/pshushan/Passes%20August%202013/OphirPass8-22-2013.jpg...
Forum: Thumpers 03-24-2015, 11:52 AM
Replies: 106,703
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Posted By shu
Often enough. Mine went out at about 30,000...

Often enough. Mine went out at about 30,000 miles, which seems to be about average if it's going to go. Stranded me by myself on a four wheel drive track high in the Rockies.
It took a long time...
Forum: Thumpers 03-19-2015, 08:02 PM
Replies: 106,703
Views: 21,230,043
Posted By shu
Yeah, and that hump works great. It kept my tire...

Yeah, and that hump works great. It kept my tire on the wheel at 70 mph, and kept me upright and in control getting off the road.


Having a great time, no problems.......
Forum: Thumpers 03-19-2015, 07:39 PM
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Posted By shu
I've often just used soapy water, but I now carry...

I've often just used soapy water, but I now carry a small plastic bottle of whatever real tire lube I have at home. A 1.0 - 1.5 oz plastic bottle (look in grocery store at their 'sample size'...
Forum: Thumpers 03-19-2015, 02:19 PM
Replies: 106,703
Views: 21,230,043
Posted By shu
Not too likely......probably just bounce off when...

Not too likely......probably just bounce off when you strike it. I've tried it that way and not gotten anywhere.

Remember, people have driven their cars and trucks up on the side of the wheel and...
Forum: Thumpers 03-19-2015, 02:03 PM
Replies: 106,703
Views: 21,230,043
Posted By shu
Hope that helps a bit. ...

Hope that helps a bit.

....................shu
Forum: Thumpers 03-19-2015, 01:46 PM
Replies: 106,703
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Posted By shu
Good technique. It's not too hard but it does...

Good technique. It's not too hard but it does take patience- tires are tough. He could have made it easier on himself:

1. by using some tire lube, and focusing on working the tire lube down in...
Forum: Americas 03-18-2015, 07:19 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,241
Posted By shu
.............until you try to catch the ferry to...

.............until you try to catch the ferry to the mainland. :deal

If Crashmaster hadn't just happened to be riding by and stopped to chat with us, we definitely would have missed our boat.

...
Forum: Thumpers 03-14-2015, 08:36 PM
Replies: 106,703
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Posted By shu
Often overlooked, Top Gun Motorcycles specializes...

Often overlooked, Top Gun Motorcycles specializes in some stuff for DR650 and KLR 650. I use their filter and gas line set up for the IMS tank and stock carb. They have both right angle filters and...
Forum: Equipment 03-10-2015, 06:16 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 600
Posted By shu
Shoe Goo works well for me, also. Clean the sole...

Shoe Goo works well for me, also. Clean the sole up with alcohol first, then apply several thin layers. Let it dry for several hours between layers and then let the final layer dry for a day. It...
Forum: Thumpers 03-10-2015, 05:32 PM
Replies: 106,703
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Posted By shu
Tank vent would be my first guess, too. My bike...

Tank vent would be my first guess, too. My bike (IMS tank with locking gas cap) would sputter and die, and start back up after a couple of minutes. That's how long it takes the float bowl to refill...
Forum: Trip Planning 02-12-2015, 04:16 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 3,770
Posted By shu
Whether I am using hard cases or soft bags, I...

Whether I am using hard cases or soft bags, I always use liner bags. Another layer of weather protection, and really makes it more convenient to get at your stuff, and to move your stuff.
...
Forum: Americas 02-12-2015, 03:34 PM
Replies: 28,105
Views: 2,404,638
Posted By shu
Yes. Ride up to the front of the line, to...

Yes.

Ride up to the front of the line, to the last street before the actual border, and turn left. The office is in the first building- they will check and photograph your VIN and cancel your...
Forum: Airheads 02-08-2015, 08:14 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 707
Posted By shu
I had a '72 R75/5 that I crashed in 1973 in...

I had a '72 R75/5 that I crashed in 1973 in Winnipeg. Broke a good sized hole out of the valve cover. I found a cheap motel, picked out all the loose pieces and patched the hole with a piece of beer...
Forum: Thumpers 01-30-2015, 07:50 PM
Replies: 106,703
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Posted By shu
I'm about your size and set my bike up for long...

I'm about your size and set my bike up for long distance travel (30 pounds of personal gear, 10 pounds of tools and spare parts and occasionally, 15 pounds of spare tires, 10 pounds of water, and 10...
Forum: Thumpers 01-05-2015, 08:03 PM
Replies: 106,703
Views: 21,230,043
Posted By shu
I've always done the opposite, actually. i think...

I've always done the opposite, actually. i think the red dot is the light spot of the tire and should be mounted next to the valve stem (heavy spot) of the wheel. Like this:
...
Forum: Thumpers 01-05-2015, 03:09 PM
Replies: 106,703
Views: 21,230,043
Posted By shu
I balance mine. Some tires are close, or you get...

I balance mine. Some tires are close, or you get lucky and just happen to mount the heavy part of the tire next to the light part of the rim, and you don't really need to balance them. Other tires...
Forum: Thumpers 01-05-2015, 02:52 PM
Replies: 106,703
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Posted By shu
Hey ER70S- Thanks for the bragging...

Hey ER70S-

Thanks for the bragging opportunity.:D You're piling up some impressive miles yourself.

I put 70,000 miles on my '08 and it was running well, with little or no loss of power ( seat-...
Forum: Thumpers 01-04-2015, 06:50 PM
Replies: 106,703
Views: 21,230,043
Posted By shu
I frequently ride in cold temps here in Colorado,...

I frequently ride in cold temps here in Colorado, as long as the roads are clear.

I cover the oil cooler when the temps are in the 30s F. It runs fine like that in the 20's and high teens. Low...
Forum: Thumpers 12-22-2014, 08:12 PM
Replies: 106,703
Views: 21,230,043
Posted By shu
Or get one of these for ten bucks from corrado113...

Or get one of these for ten bucks from corrado113 , one of the vendors here on ADVRider. I've got a couple of things he sewed up for me. Really nice work and good prices. (no relation, etc, to me)...
Forum: Thumpers 12-18-2014, 02:06 PM
Replies: 106,703
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Posted By shu
Not sure how you did that..... This...

Not sure how you did that.....




This is more like my experience. 6,000 - 7,000 miles and replace them with a bit of tread still left. 10,000 miles on the front K60 easy.

I've run several...
Forum: Thumpers 12-17-2014, 11:14 AM
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Posted By shu
One data point: My IMS tank has seen 85,000...

One data point:

My IMS tank has seen 85,000 miles (70,000 on one bike, 15,000 on my current one) and 4 1/2 years of hard use and drops; desert sun/heat and below freezing (sometimes below zero...
Forum: The Garage 12-15-2014, 03:52 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 2,164
Posted By shu
Stock CV carb on a Suzuki DR650. High...

Stock CV carb on a Suzuki DR650.

High altitude: I live at 7500 feet in Colorado, and commonly ride between 5,000 and 12,000 feet. I have ridden it up Mt Evans as well, 14,000 feet. Runs fine,...
Forum: Thumpers 11-22-2014, 04:33 PM
Replies: 106,703
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Posted By shu
I've run 3 sets of K60 Scouts, 130/80 x 17. ...

I've run 3 sets of K60 Scouts, 130/80 x 17. 25 psi is too low, in my opinion. I usually run 30-32 psi in the back. Never have any traction problems and I get an honest 6000 miles with some...
Forum: Thumpers 11-22-2014, 12:05 PM
Replies: 106,703
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Posted By shu
Looks fine to me too. If I recall, the...

Looks fine to me too.

If I recall, the shorter sidestand is silver, the stock is black? I think you have the stock stand.

...............shu
Forum: Equipment 11-10-2014, 05:43 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 2,786
Posted By shu
Wet outer gear I leave in the vestibule of my...

Wet outer gear I leave in the vestibule of my tent. My ground sheet extends to that area so nothing's lying in a puddle. If you don't have a ground sheet use a big garbage bag.

It doesn't matter...
Forum: Thumpers 11-10-2014, 05:01 PM
Replies: 106,703
Views: 21,230,043
Posted By shu
Shit. That sucks. I guess when something seems...

Shit. That sucks. I guess when something seems too good to be true, it probably is.



Snow here in Conifer, too. I rode to Evergreen for breakfast, took the long way home, nice ride, sunny...
Forum: Americas 11-08-2014, 02:46 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,295
Posted By shu
Exactly right. I've ridden from Denver to...

Exactly right. I've ridden from Denver to Phoenix (or Mexico) in the months of November, December, February, March, April and May- all winter months which can get nasty and snowy here.

Going west...
Forum: Pacific Northwet - Where it's green. And wet. 11-06-2014, 08:35 PM
Replies: 193
Views: 9,086
Posted By shu
Meanwhile, here at ground zero in Colorado I...

Meanwhile, here at ground zero in Colorado I haven't noticed any difference since we changed the law.

Well, I did see a guy smoking a joint outside the music store but I used to see that before we...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 10-27-2014, 09:20 PM
Replies: 490
Views: 25,959
Posted By shu
Yes, that's what I've seen too. I've found...

Yes, that's what I've seen too.

I've found it to be common in many places where you have all kinds of vehicles- think: tractors, horse drawn wagons, old beat up pickups, scooters, work vans, semis...
Forum: Road warriors 10-22-2014, 08:43 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 573
Posted By shu
Well...you got the right bike.:wink: Now...

Well...you got the right bike.:wink:

Now look here for some friends and lots of good advice:

http://www.advrider.com/forums/showthread.php?t=135295&page=6661

...............shu
Forum: Layin' down tracks 08-23-2014, 12:59 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,724
Posted By shu
I've noticed the same patterns you have over...

I've noticed the same patterns you have over 30-40,000 miles of use.



Not a huge issue for me since it turns right back on without problems.

................shu
Forum: Thumpers 08-14-2014, 03:03 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 961
Posted By shu
My most recent experience is similar: an '09...

My most recent experience is similar: an '09 DR650 I got last February with 2,000 miles.

Tires and tubes look new but the rubber is hardening, I replaced mine. The original tires were pretty well...
Forum: Thumpers 08-14-2014, 12:05 PM
Replies: 106,703
Views: 21,230,043
Posted By shu
Easy. Make a little trough out of cardboard...

Easy.

Make a little trough out of cardboard or a plastic milk jug, tape it in place under the filter cover- aimed to drain into your oil bucket- and open it up.

................shu
Forum: Equipment 08-12-2014, 07:44 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 2,847
Posted By shu
You're not really missing anything, you just live...

You're not really missing anything, you just live in a warm climate. Gloves that keep your fingers together are warmer- closer to mittens but still with some dexterity.

I like the Aerostich 3...
Forum: Thumpers 08-06-2014, 03:19 PM
Replies: 106,703
Views: 21,230,043
Posted By shu
My opinions: Tire? absolutely replace right...

My opinions:

Tire? absolutely replace right now...torn sidewall....I wouldn't trust that to ride on that unless I was in Mongolia with no other choice.

Wheel? I don't know. I'd have a wheel...
Forum: Thumpers 08-05-2014, 06:53 PM
Replies: 106,703
Views: 21,230,043
Posted By shu
Stock pipe for me too. I sometimes go so...

Stock pipe for me too.

I sometimes go so far as to shut my motor off and sit quietly by the side of the forest roads to let oncoming hikers go by. I hike too, and I know about the search for...
Forum: Thumpers 08-01-2014, 03:31 PM
Replies: 106,703
Views: 21,230,043
Posted By shu
This is not an unusual amount of time. Here's...

This is not an unusual amount of time. Here's what I would do:
1- not necessary, I think.
2. Yes, put Stabil or SeaFoam in the tank and run it for a several miles to fill the float bowl with the...
Forum: Thumpers 07-31-2014, 02:25 PM
Replies: 106,703
Views: 21,230,043
Posted By shu
...........and you can have the parts delivered...

...........and you can have the parts delivered to your door in a couple of days instead of waiting 7-10 days for a call, then driving down to get them.

I used to try hard to support the local...
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