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Forum: Ride reports 10-11-2014, 04:39 PM
Replies: 232
Views: 28,381
Posted By GoMotor
Arrowhead in Moab, Utah stocks parts, tires,...

Arrowhead in Moab, Utah stocks parts, tires, chains, etc, for the many dirt bikes and dual sports that pass through.
Arrowhead Motorsports 2970 Desert Road Moab, UT 84532 Lat / Lon n 38 31.6632' w...
Forum: Ride reports 08-24-2014, 09:17 PM
Replies: 444
Views: 69,007
Posted By GoMotor
The purpose of fuses is to protect the wires. ...

The purpose of fuses is to protect the wires. The fuse should not be able to handle as much current as the wires, so it melts before the wires. You mentioned a 30 amp main fuse. Any chance the...
Forum: Ride reports 07-06-2014, 07:42 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,624
Posted By GoMotor
From the gas station in Denio Junction to the...

From the gas station in Denio Junction to the station in Lakeview, OR. My GPS measured tracks showed 181.6 miles and my odometer showed 191 miles add 25 miles back from Fields and you get 206.6 to...
Forum: Ride reports 06-17-2014, 02:46 PM
Replies: 169
Views: 29,319
Posted By GoMotor
I have some experience on the TAT having made two...

I have some experience on the TAT having made two through rides and used about 3/4 as a connector to/from other rides. It seems that all (dirt) roads lead to Salida.
My view on most of the advice...
Forum: Ride reports 03-12-2014, 09:15 PM
Replies: 4,662
Views: 1,163,920
Posted By GoMotor
Here is my bit on a tail box. Use any box you...

Here is my bit on a tail box. Use any box you want -mine is an aluminum tool box- put a couple of D-rings on each side and run cables between the D-rings under the rack. You can add locks for easy...
Forum: Ride reports 01-27-2014, 08:30 PM
Replies: 219
Views: 42,058
Posted By GoMotor
I have the same problem with my hands. My KLR can...

I have the same problem with my hands. My KLR can numb them in a hurry even with the lighter 685 piston. I got some cushion wraps that were meant for suitcase handles from the REI sporting goods...
Forum: Ride reports 12-01-2013, 08:26 PM
Replies: 382
Views: 87,860
Posted By GoMotor
Any info about the sale of the bikes would be...

Any info about the sale of the bikes would be useful to others.
Forum: Ride reports 10-21-2013, 11:15 PM
Replies: 465
Views: 95,014
Posted By GoMotor
GoPro video

Bash3r

You mentioned that your video was from a GoPro, but I saw no fish eye effect and you had a good mic connection. Is this a new model or do I need some extra accessories for mine?
Forum: Ride reports 07-20-2013, 08:48 PM
Replies: 485
Views: 104,289
Posted By GoMotor
Speaking of sand, I was supprised by not seeing...

Speaking of sand, I was supprised by not seeing any mention of the 13 miles of three track (two track with a cow track and sage brush in the center) with sage brush tight on both sides and 6" of...
Forum: Ride reports 07-12-2013, 03:47 PM
Replies: 793
Views: 225,667
Posted By GoMotor
In your first post mentioning the engine locked...

In your first post mentioning the engine locked up, you mentioned that there was almost NO OIL in the sight glass. This makes me wonder if the problem may not actually have been caused by lack of...
Forum: Ride reports 07-11-2013, 09:14 PM
Replies: 793
Views: 225,667
Posted By GoMotor
You might as well start taking the left engine...

You might as well start taking the left engine side covers off to get to the bottom of the cam chain. Marknet here has good instructions and photos in the doohickey replacement section here...
Forum: Ride reports 07-10-2013, 09:23 PM
Replies: 485
Views: 104,289
Posted By GoMotor
The 20 M.P.H. sign is a running count for the...

The 20 M.P.H. sign is a running count for the year. They will have to up it to 22 Motos Passed Here since you went through.

The wrong turn above must be an easy one to make. The GPS tracks I...
Forum: Ride reports 06-29-2013, 03:16 PM
Replies: 793
Views: 225,667
Posted By GoMotor
I park mine between a couple of trucks and use...

I park mine between a couple of trucks and use some 3" straps and a come-along to pull the bars out. Going back on, get the top and front mounts on first. For the bottom, you might have to drill the...
Forum: Ride reports 02-02-2013, 08:01 PM
Replies: 4,662
Views: 1,163,920
Posted By GoMotor
I used a cheap bicycle speedometer/odometer with...

I used a cheap bicycle speedometer/odometer with a magnet that attaches to the spokes when mine failed on the road. If you have to splice in a few inches of wire for the longer forks, waterproof the...
Forum: Ride reports 12-23-2012, 08:56 PM
Replies: 1,314
Views: 225,274
Posted By GoMotor
Or remove the four screws holding the windshield...

Or remove the four screws holding the windshield and replace it form the top. Either way it is not necessary to remove the fairing.
Forum: Americas 11-03-2012, 01:51 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,127
Posted By GoMotor
At the end of my South American ride I do not...

At the end of my South American ride I do not expect my motorcycle to be worth as much as the cost of shipping it back to the USA. I also understand that it is difficult (impossible) to sell it...
Forum: Ride reports 07-30-2012, 08:24 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 2,954
Posted By GoMotor
I agree. I am leaving in a few days to go out to...

I agree. I am leaving in a few days to go out to Jellico, TN to pick up the TAT for a ride out to Port Orford, OR. I am starting in Jellico because I have the old maps from a previous through ride...
Forum: Ride reports 06-05-2012, 08:37 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 5,549
Posted By GoMotor
Fleecer Ridge struck me as a big wide meadow with...

Fleecer Ridge struck me as a big wide meadow with a good steep slope to it and some tracks where motorcycles and ATVs had been going up it. It struck me as a nice challenge on my KLR. I took one shot...
Forum: Ride reports 03-11-2012, 09:07 PM
Replies: 323
Views: 133,941
Posted By GoMotor
I think reading the river loop section of your...

I think reading the river loop section of your report has answered my question, but I will ask it anyway. In June, 2009 I rode my 2008 KLR from my camp in the Chisos Mountains in Big Bend down to...
Forum: Ride reports 08-20-2011, 08:36 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 2,954
Posted By GoMotor
When people ask me what bike is best for the...

When people ask me what bike is best for the Trans-America Trail or the Great Divide Route or the Shadow of the Rockies (I have ridden them all), I tell them "ride whatcha got". Especially if it is...
Forum: Ride reports 08-20-2011, 07:45 PM
Replies: 152
Views: 12,927
Posted By GoMotor
I am curious so that I can track you on my maps,...

I am curious so that I can track you on my maps, which route are you going to ride? Sam Correro's Shadow of the Rockies (SOR) or the Adventure Bicycling Association's Great Divide Route (GDR) also...
Forum: Ride reports 07-24-2011, 11:08 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 7,148
Posted By GoMotor
I am enjoying your report. It brings back...

I am enjoying your report. It brings back memories. I followed most of the same route last year on my KLR. It is a good for bike that ride. Had a similar experience with a Harley dealer in...
Forum: Ride reports 07-14-2011, 01:49 PM
Replies: 188
Views: 34,389
Posted By GoMotor
It might be a good idea for all of us not to tag,...

It might be a good idea for all of us not to tag, sign or sticker other people's property in order to keep them feeling about bikers as you noted above rather than refusing us service and locking...
Forum: Ride reports 06-27-2011, 09:33 PM
Replies: 310
Views: 55,224
Posted By GoMotor
For GPS navigation on the TAT and others I use a...

For GPS navigation on the TAT and others I use a hiking type GPS. A Garmin E-trex VISTA HCx. Instead of routes I use "tracks". You can have 20 tracks with 500 points each giving you 10,000 points. I...
Forum: Tejas and the Gulf States 05-20-2011, 06:23 PM
Replies: 140
Views: 6,958
Posted By GoMotor
".......group of 32 bikers on 22 bikes, was...

".......group of 32 bikers on 22 bikes, was spending lavishly in this tourist community............."

What brand/type were these 22 bikes in a group and did any of these "lavish spenders" have...
Forum: Ride reports 05-01-2011, 06:13 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 18,288
Posted By GoMotor
Well written and helpful for other riders. I am...

Well written and helpful for other riders. I am courious which GPS maps you were using in the three countries.
Forum: Ride reports 04-29-2011, 03:38 PM
Replies: 268
Views: 80,727
Posted By GoMotor
If I were on my '08 KLR650 with 65,000 miles, I...

If I were on my '08 KLR650 with 65,000 miles, I would consider that I could replace the bike for less than $1,700 and consider selling it there for what ever I could get for it. Check with officials...
Forum: Ride reports 04-19-2011, 09:33 PM
Replies: 440
Views: 172,993
Posted By GoMotor
<TABLE border=0 cellSpacing=0 cellPadding=4...

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Forum: Ride reports 04-13-2011, 06:52 PM
Replies: 1,708
Views: 889,410
Posted By GoMotor
How come an injured man riding in an ambulance...

How come an injured man riding in an ambulance with medics cost $200 and a bent up motorcycle in an old pickup cost $250? That is not right.
Forum: Thumpers 04-11-2011, 11:05 PM
Replies: 191
Views: 57,188
Posted By GoMotor
On my KLR 650 I ran stock sprockets (15/45) to...

On my KLR 650 I ran stock sprockets (15/45) to Salida, CO. It is mostly good roads, flat land and low elevations up to there. In Salida I switched to 2under/2over (13/47) for the steep rocky passes,...
Forum: Ride reports 04-11-2011, 05:15 PM
Replies: 148
Views: 23,653
Posted By GoMotor
The maps appear to be Garmin Topo maps for...

The maps appear to be Garmin Topo maps for Mexico, but I can not find them on Garmins web site. Where did you get these GPS maps?
Forum: Ride reports 06-17-2010, 05:44 PM
Replies: 892
Views: 192,656
Posted By GoMotor
The only difference between a metal fitting and a...

The only difference between a metal fitting and a plastic fitting where the choke plunger enters the carburetor is that the plastic one breaks more easily. I have a brass one. If it is not broken,...
Forum: Ride reports 05-22-2010, 07:03 PM
Replies: 892
Views: 192,656
Posted By GoMotor
Fuel should not come from the tank with the small...

Fuel should not come from the tank with the small vacuum line to the carburetor off unless you have modified the petcock to be non-vacuum operated.

If the neutral light is on, the clutch switch...
Forum: Thumpers 05-15-2010, 11:31 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 627
Posted By GoMotor
In the summer of 2009 on my KLR650 I took a 2...

In the summer of 2009 on my KLR650 I took a 2 teeth over rear and a 2 teeth under front sprocket with me. I rode from Jellico, Tennessee to the Rockies at Salida, Colorado with the stock sprockets....
Forum: Ride reports 05-07-2010, 01:15 PM
Replies: 652
Views: 45,996
Posted By GoMotor
I was a week or two behind you starting at...

I was a week or two behind you starting at Jellico in August. Just saw the last few bits of mud in Arkansas.

I noticed that you mentioned several times a "large loss of power" at high elevations....
Forum: Ride reports 05-03-2010, 07:28 PM
Replies: 458
Views: 90,299
Posted By GoMotor
Was that $1100 USD for one bike or two?

Was that $1100 USD for one bike or two?
Forum: Ride reports 01-13-2010, 11:06 AM
Replies: 892
Views: 192,656
Posted By GoMotor
Many people have had this problem including...

Many people have had this problem including myself twice. The sparks at the terminal are the clue to the problem. All wiring connections are not supposed to spark. A sparking (arcing) connection...
Forum: Ride reports 12-13-2009, 08:03 PM
Replies: 316
Views: 93,028
Posted By GoMotor
Cdt = Gdr? <HR style="COLOR: #575757"...

Cdt = Gdr?

<HR style="COLOR: #575757" SIZE=1><!-- / icon and title --><!-- message -->Questor,
I have ridden 600 miles of the Great Divide Route, GDR on my mountain bicycle and most of the rest...
Forum: Ride reports 12-13-2009, 04:35 PM
Replies: 333
Views: 91,731
Posted By GoMotor
Cdt = Gdr?

Questor,
I have ridden 600 miles of the Great Divide Route, GDR on my mountain bicycle and most of the rest of it a couple of times on my dual sport. Your description sounds very similar. The GDR...
Forum: Ride reports 11-20-2009, 08:14 PM
Replies: 162
Views: 31,036
Posted By GoMotor
Originally Posted by BigDogAdventures.com ...

Originally Posted by BigDogAdventures.com
Skierd---unless there is somebody out there I don't know about--very possible. I think you have the honor of putting the most miles on one of these...
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