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Forum: The Rockies It's all downhill from here... Today, 09:40 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 406
Posted By eakins
That is actually an old street view pic as there...

That is actually an old street view pic as there is a now a store their too.
I forgot they built the pumps 1st and the store later.
Forum: The Rockies It's all downhill from here... Today, 09:36 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 406
Posted By eakins
Years ago, our map was labeled (by me) as there...

Years ago, our map was labeled (by me) as there is gas there.
That was for the gas station right at the store at the resort.
I'm sure all the well to do guests got tired of seeing dirty bikers, so...
Forum: The Rockies It's all downhill from here... Today, 05:58 PM
Replies: 119
Views: 3,001
Posted By eakins
When she gets to the age, my daughter is going...

When she gets to the age, my daughter is going here:
http://winterdrive.com/
I took the class years ago, thought I knew it all going in & learned a ton.

IMO...
Forum: The Rockies It's all downhill from here... Today, 05:53 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 227
Posted By eakins
The crazy thing is how many dirt roads...

The crazy thing is how many dirt roads criss-cross the Navajo Nation and how few ADV riders explore the area. I've had people people tell me flat out, they don't go there and it might not be safe???
Forum: The Rockies It's all downhill from here... Today, 05:51 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 227
Posted By eakins
You need the daily permit to camp/hike, but not...

You need the daily permit to camp/hike, but not to travel on the dirt roads as far as I understand it.
http://www.discovernavajo.com/things-to-know.aspx
http://navajonationparks.org/permits.htm...
Forum: The Rockies It's all downhill from here... Today, 05:43 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 129
Posted By eakins
Sorry, we did not get any dealers to host a...

Sorry, we did not get any dealers to host a premiere this year in Colorado.
The fee was even cut in 1/2 this year and dealers are free to charge entrance fee and recoup that. Kinda surprised, as...
Forum: Americas Today, 01:00 PM
Replies: 27,397
Views: 2,326,927
Posted By eakins
You are close enough to Palenque and Aqua Azul to...

You are close enough to Palenque and Aqua Azul to not miss it.
You're also missing the chance to ride in La Huasteca and visit Xilitla.
Why are you riding 15D (the friggin interstate) towards...
Forum: Americas Today, 12:57 PM
Replies: 27,397
Views: 2,326,927
Posted By eakins
Thanks! Are you in Zac?

Thanks! Are you in Zac?
Forum: Vendors Today, 12:42 PM
Replies: 2,078
Views: 296,460
Posted By eakins
That's a cheap wedge style LED. They better ones...

That's a cheap wedge style LED. They better ones are white light not towards the blue spectrum. All small wedge (194, 168, T10, T15 etc.) LEDs use the same wedge base, just different designs up top....
Forum: Vendors Today, 12:31 PM
Replies: 1,176
Views: 173,084
Posted By eakins
Free IDBDR premiere tonight (2-26) in Santa FE ...

Free IDBDR premiere tonight (2-26) in Santa FE

Admission is free. Follow the link to RSVP. http://bit.ly/1ERro6g

http://i57.tinypic.com/jpc3zk.jpg
Forum: The Rockies It's all downhill from here... Today, 12:29 PM
Replies: 525
Views: 44,823
Posted By eakins
You're out of your element.

You're out of your element.
Forum: The Rockies It's all downhill from here... Today, 12:26 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 129
Posted By eakins
Free IDBDR premiere tonight in Santa Fe (2-26)

Admission is free. Follow the link to RSVP. http://bit.ly/1ERro6g

http://i57.tinypic.com/jpc3zk.jpg
Forum: Ride reports Today, 11:54 AM
Replies: 98
Views: 11,669
Posted By eakins
:clap

:clap
Forum: The Rockies It's all downhill from here... Today, 11:53 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,513
Posted By eakins
:thumb

:thumb
Forum: The Rockies It's all downhill from here... Today, 01:25 AM
Replies: 525
Views: 44,823
Posted By eakins
I thought it was The Big Lebowski or The Blues...

I thought it was The Big Lebowski or The Blues Brothers :lol3
Forum: The Rockies It's all downhill from here... Today, 01:21 AM
Replies: 525
Views: 44,823
Posted By eakins
:thumb Was a very nice move for ya Dave....

:thumb

Was a very nice move for ya Dave. Great winter riding down that way!
Loveland is not exactly balmy winter weather. :vardy

If I was living down that way, I'd be in San Carlos on the...
Forum: The Rockies It's all downhill from here... Today, 01:08 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 391
Posted By eakins
San Juan County R&B...

San Juan County R&B http://www.sanjuancountycolorado.us/road--bridge.html angle for a July 4th pass opening with plowing.
Forum: Americas Yesterday, 01:41 PM
Replies: 27,397
Views: 2,326,927
Posted By eakins
That's works. SR should be getting a...

That's works.

SR should be getting a commission check as they might be seeing more and more biz via motos in the future. :lol3
Forum: Americas Yesterday, 01:37 PM
Replies: 27,397
Views: 2,326,927
Posted By eakins
:clap Just got my summer guiding schedule...

:clap

Just got my summer guiding schedule and I've got all of July plus a few days on either side off, so we are heading to Zacatecas for the month. :D
Forum: Americas Yesterday, 01:35 PM
Replies: 27,397
Views: 2,326,927
Posted By eakins
That's paved all the way too? Looking at the...

That's paved all the way too?

Looking at the map and thinking this is a nice route between Zacatecas and the west coast. Can't find San Juan Capistrano? I see Huejuquilla.

There are 2 hot...
Forum: Americas Yesterday, 01:13 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 494
Posted By eakins
MTB padded shorts and if it's cold I add...

MTB padded shorts and if it's cold I add Smartwool long underwear.
Up top a warm weather MX shirt. I add Smartwool long sleeve zip turtle neck if it's cold.
I also bring a fleece vest for...
Forum: The Rockies It's all downhill from here... 02-24-2015, 05:47 PM
Replies: 525
Views: 44,823
Posted By eakins
I know my friends up in the Boat are stoked with...

I know my friends up in the Boat are stoked with all the fresh.
Alot of snow down south too.

It is winter in Colorado and all right...that mean snow not flip-flops :rofl
Coming from a living in...
Forum: The Rockies It's all downhill from here... 02-24-2015, 05:33 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 1,993
Posted By eakins
Sweet! http://www.balancetrials.com/ Has he...

Sweet!
http://www.balancetrials.com/
Has he said anything yet?
Looking forward to sitting on a 3.5, 4 and 5 all in one place.
Since bikes are easy to tag in Colo, he could be sitting on a mini...
Forum: The Rockies It's all downhill from here... 02-24-2015, 05:27 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 393
Posted By eakins
Heads up if anyone wants a fuel bladder for extra storage

Scribe might be doing another run, so get your name in.
http://advrider.com/forums/showthread.php?t=1039083&page=9

http://i59.tinypic.com/xdwpau.jpg
Forum: Vendors 02-24-2015, 05:17 PM
Replies: 411
Views: 56,536
Posted By eakins
sweet!

sweet!
Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 02-24-2015, 05:16 PM
Replies: 554
Views: 114,086
Posted By eakins
In the mean time the ADV CB500X is coming along...

In the mean time the ADV CB500X is coming along nicely:
http://advrider.com/forums/showpost.php?p=26227126&postcount=378

and they hope to have it ready for a March official showing...that means...
Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 02-24-2015, 05:13 PM
Replies: 5,976
Views: 1,051,967
Posted By eakins
In the mean time the ADV CB500X is coming along...

In the mean time the ADV CB500X is coming along nicely:
http://advrider.com/forums/showpost.php?p=26227126&postcount=378

and they hope to have it ready for a March official showing...that means...
Forum: Thumpers 02-24-2015, 05:07 PM
Replies: 135
Views: 5,360
Posted By eakins
It was much easier and cheaper to release new...

It was much easier and cheaper to release new models back then, plus they understood small bikes (both street & dirt) very well and adapted them to dual-sport use.

Things are not so easy or cheap...
Forum: Thumpers 02-24-2015, 04:57 PM
Replies: 135
Views: 5,360
Posted By eakins
They just don't want to spend the $ on a new bike...

They just don't want to spend the $ on a new bike with EPA certs and all.
Sure that ATV motor is the same but in a street legal bike it becomes a new model.
As long as they can keep selling the...
Forum: Thumpers 02-24-2015, 04:47 PM
Replies: 105,136
Views: 20,854,177
Posted By eakins
Min was that way too. PO did not grease the bike...

Min was that way too. PO did not grease the bike and they were crap when It came to me.

It was cheaper and easier for me to just buy a low mileage used linkage from ebay with everything in place.
Forum: Thumpers 02-24-2015, 04:42 PM
Replies: 53
Views: 2,564
Posted By eakins
They have a nice package of body work for a mini...

They have a nice package of body work for a mini adv bike, it makes a great long haul bike.

They need to upgrade the motor with fuel injection and better modern suspension at a minimum.

The...
Forum: Vendors 02-24-2015, 03:23 PM
Replies: 1,176
Views: 173,084
Posted By eakins
Thanks! Check out this RS feedback thread. ...

Thanks!
Check out this RS feedback thread.
http://advrider.com/forums/showthread.php?t=1023666
Forum: Vendors 02-24-2015, 01:42 PM
Replies: 1,176
Views: 173,084
Posted By eakins
Enjoy Rod! I think those will sell very fast in...

Enjoy Rod!
I think those will sell very fast in NM.
Forum: Ride reports 02-24-2015, 01:35 PM
Replies: 723
Views: 165,754
Posted By eakins
If you would do it again would you do it on DRZs...

If you would do it again would you do it on DRZs or maybe another bike like a DR650?

Thanks for all the great vids!

I lived out of the US for a year (Mexico) and the re-entry back to US culture...
Forum: Americas 02-23-2015, 06:50 PM
Replies: 27,397
Views: 2,326,927
Posted By eakins
So gas in Ruiz to Jesus Maria is only 75mi or...

So gas in Ruiz to Jesus Maria is only 75mi or 217mi to Mexquital if there is no gas in Jesus Maria.

Reversed it, DGO to Jesus Maria at 192mi gas range, if no gas in Mezquital.

Slightly over...
Forum: The Rockies It's all downhill from here... 02-23-2015, 02:01 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 578
Posted By eakins
Great route! Looks like fun.

Great route! Looks like fun.
Forum: The Rockies It's all downhill from here... 02-23-2015, 01:55 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 1,993
Posted By eakins
http://rickramsey.net/PR4pics.htm It has all...

http://rickramsey.net/PR4pics.htm

It has all the switch gear in place for turn signals etc. like the street legal Euro models.
Forum: The Rockies It's all downhill from here... 02-23-2015, 01:52 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 1,993
Posted By eakins
Balance or Apex?

Balance or Apex?
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 02-23-2015, 01:16 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 2,038
Posted By eakins
That guy is having way more fun, on many levels,...

That guy is having way more fun, on many levels, than those people in the car filming and making fun of him.
Forum: Thumpers 02-22-2015, 11:33 PM
Replies: 136
Views: 9,340
Posted By eakins
That was the early KTM up till 07 or so. It did...

That was the early KTM up till 07 or so.
It did NOT say "off-road" on the MSO and thus it was possible in many states to easily title them. The idea was they are a low volume seller (back then) and...
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