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Forum: Thumpers Today, 06:32 AM
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Posted By ZBone
Sorry, I haven't gotten back with the numbers....

Sorry, I haven't gotten back with the numbers. Trip ending up being a success and now I'm traveling for a wedding. When I finally get back to the bike I'll post up the numbers and see if they...
Forum: Thumpers 09-10-2014, 05:01 AM
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Posted By ZBone
I noticed yesterday that my trip odometer/clock...

I noticed yesterday that my trip odometer/clock had reset but didn't think much of it. Later when I went to start the bike the display flashes "ABS" and then a handful of numbers. Any idea as to what...
Forum: Thumpers 09-09-2014, 06:00 AM
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Posted By ZBone
Here's a few pics from the Colorado trip so far: ...

Here's a few pics from the Colorado trip so far:

http://tapatalk.imageshack.com/v2/14/09/09/bbb1613589b5009e04dad4c1b18a2950.jpg
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Forum: Thumpers 09-03-2014, 06:51 AM
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Posted By ZBone
That would make sense though. Everything is...

That would make sense though. Everything is backwards in the southern hemisphere... :evil
Forum: Thumpers 09-02-2014, 04:26 PM
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Posted By ZBone
Yep. I'll be camping and cooking (read: boiling)...

Yep. I'll be camping and cooking (read: boiling) a good amount. I figure one gallon plus what's left after the reserve light comes on will be more than enough gas to get me out of wherever I might...
Forum: Thumpers 09-02-2014, 12:36 PM
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Posted By ZBone
Bike prep is almost done for Colorado and Utah....

Bike prep is almost done for Colorado and Utah. All that's left is to find that bolt for the foot peg bracket.

http://tapatalk.imageshack.com/v2/14/09/02/14849ce76da5f7aba2a878a270f6a2ea.jpg
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Forum: Thumpers 08-29-2014, 02:03 PM
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Views: 917,114
Posted By ZBone
Thanks!

Thanks!
Forum: Thumpers 08-29-2014, 12:41 PM
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Posted By ZBone
What site are you getting that from, Windowto?

What site are you getting that from, Windowto?
Forum: Thumpers 08-29-2014, 11:37 AM
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Posted By ZBone
I just noticed that my right foot peg bracket...

I just noticed that my right foot peg bracket (brake side) is missing one of the three bolts that holds it in place. Anyone (read: Wayne) have any idea what the dimensions of that bolt are?
Forum: Thumpers 08-28-2014, 05:36 AM
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Views: 464,172
Posted By ZBone
Is he riding the exact same bike or do you both...

Is he riding the exact same bike or do you both have 650s? I'm honestly just curious at this point. You keep talking about rallying and racing... Those aren't circumstance that are a reasonable data...
Forum: Thumpers 08-28-2014, 05:24 AM
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Views: 464,172
Posted By ZBone
But we haven't figured out who can piss the...

But we haven't figured out who can piss the furthest yet... :cry

In all seriousness, I'm doing a trip through Colorado and Utah starting a week from Sunday. I'll be carrying a Great Basin bag...
Forum: Thumpers 08-28-2014, 04:52 AM
Replies: 4,028
Views: 464,172
Posted By ZBone
Ah, an engineer. No wonder you're such a pain in...

Ah, an engineer. No wonder you're such a pain in the ass. I guess your problem is more a literacy issue then. I never claimed 70 mpg. My only point is that any mileage below 55 mpg indicates to me...
Forum: Thumpers 08-28-2014, 04:03 AM
Replies: 4,028
Views: 464,172
Posted By ZBone
Woooaaah. 40 years ago you raced motocross?...

Woooaaah. 40 years ago you raced motocross? Excuse me while I collect my jaw from the floor... Oh wait, that's right. I'm not your grandkids and I don't care what you used to do.

Either way you...
Forum: Thumpers 08-27-2014, 07:16 PM
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Posted By ZBone
Nice! Glad it worked out! Are you mounting that...

Nice! Glad it worked out! Are you mounting that Rotopax to it?
Forum: Thumpers 08-27-2014, 10:59 AM
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Views: 464,172
Posted By ZBone
Yea, thats all well and good but if someone is...

Yea, thats all well and good but if someone is getting 40mpg either they are mathematically challenged or there are other issues which need to be discussed. I don't claim to believe that a...
Forum: Thumpers 08-27-2014, 09:27 AM
Replies: 4,028
Views: 464,172
Posted By ZBone
Just flat out not true. I averaged 55mpg on the...

Just flat out not true. I averaged 55mpg on the Washington Back Country Discover Route and guarantee I ride more aggressively than you. Nothing personal, but I'm 27 and act my age. If you ride the...
Forum: Thumpers 08-25-2014, 02:45 PM
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Posted By ZBone
I was looking at an AltRider until I realized it...

I was looking at an AltRider until I realized it would probably interfere with my Giant Loop Great Basin bag.

http://www.altrider.com/altrider-luggage-rack-for-the-bmw-g-650-gs/pid/1207/cid/14
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Forum: Equipment 08-23-2014, 03:52 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 6,077
Posted By ZBone
http://www.jivacubes.com Going this way on...

http://www.jivacubes.com

Going this way on an upcoming lightweight trip.
Forum: Thumpers 08-21-2014, 09:51 AM
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Posted By ZBone
Ok, that's what I'll do then. Thanks for sharing...

Ok, that's what I'll do then. Thanks for sharing the info!
Forum: Thumpers 08-21-2014, 09:41 AM
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Posted By ZBone
Like I had mentioned, I'll be traveling through a...

Like I had mentioned, I'll be traveling through a lot of mud, sand, and dirt. Is that combined with buildup of the lube going to cause additional wear? Do you use the stuff for off road riding or jut...
Forum: Thumpers 08-21-2014, 09:36 AM
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Posted By ZBone
Yea, that's most likely what I will go with....

Yea, that's most likely what I will go with. Really, it's a toss up between the different methods. Plenty of people say that WD-40 is the only way they'll go and have the mileage to prove it....
Forum: Thumpers 08-21-2014, 09:22 AM
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Posted By ZBone
I'm about to do 1600 miles, 80% of which will be...

I'm about to do 1600 miles, 80% of which will be dirt, and I can't decide what I want to do for cleaning/lubing the chain. I just went and grabbed a small can of WD-40 but now I'm looking at...
Forum: Thumpers 08-20-2014, 06:51 PM
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Posted By ZBone
I can't remember how tall those risers run. No...

I can't remember how tall those risers run. No more than 2".
Forum: Thumpers 08-20-2014, 06:34 PM
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Posted By ZBone
If I turn the bars fully, my TT hand guards will...

If I turn the bars fully, my TT hand guards will contact the windshield. I also have TT bar risers and that could contribute to it. Honestly it's a non issue. The only time I notice it is putting the...
Forum: Thumpers 08-20-2014, 03:36 PM
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Posted By ZBone
I don't notice any difference in ergonomics....

I don't notice any difference in ergonomics. Alskee was the one that told me about these bars. He measured the stock ones and said these came pretty close. I like them, and they don't bend every...
Forum: Thumpers 08-20-2014, 03:21 PM
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Posted By ZBone
Roadrider - Funny you mention that... It actually...

Roadrider - Funny you mention that... It actually is a violation in Colorado but I'm living in West Virginia for work. I just tell the cops it's legal I'm CO... So far, so good. I'll be re-mounting...
Forum: Thumpers 08-20-2014, 02:06 PM
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Views: 917,114
Posted By ZBone
Colorado/Utah trip prep. All that's left is to...

Colorado/Utah trip prep. All that's left is to mount the Rotopax cans.

http://tapatalk.imageshack.com/v2/14/08/20/d27d86c90fbf3fd785392b5d5238e0b8.jpg
Forum: Thumpers 08-14-2014, 08:40 AM
Replies: 7,018
Views: 917,114
Posted By ZBone
Yea, it is. It's just a thought. I probably will...

Yea, it is. It's just a thought. I probably will never part with the Sertao because I have it almost dialed to exactly how I want it. If I decide to do the fork swap this winter I'm keeping it until...
Forum: Thumpers 08-14-2014, 07:25 AM
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Posted By ZBone
Arguing about tank capacity is a losing argument...

Arguing about tank capacity is a losing argument since it is extremely easy and pretty cheap to throw a higher capacity tank on a DR. The more important argument to me is where the tank is mounted....
Forum: Thumpers 08-12-2014, 10:16 AM
Replies: 7,018
Views: 917,114
Posted By ZBone
I'm doing a hybrid of the Colorado and Utah...

I'm doing a hybrid of the Colorado and Utah backcountry routes in the beginning of September. I probably won't be doing any serious riding until then. One of our crew is already out with 2 broken...
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 08-10-2014, 07:53 AM
Replies: 10,707
Views: 577,423
Posted By ZBone
Haha I know... It's going to be rough but someone...

Haha I know... It's going to be rough but someone needs to do it.

In all seriousness, one of our 4 man crew broke both of his wrists riding about a month ago and is out. If I keep pushing my luck...
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 08-09-2014, 08:02 PM
Replies: 10,707
Views: 577,423
Posted By ZBone
I've got a ride a week later in Colorado and Utah...

I've got a ride a week later in Colorado and Utah so I'll probably bow out. I appreciate the invite though.
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 08-09-2014, 11:40 AM
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Views: 577,423
Posted By ZBone
Anyone riding tomorrow (Sunday)? My 650 is...

Anyone riding tomorrow (Sunday)?

My 650 is in the shop so I'll be on the DR-Z.
Forum: Thumpers 08-08-2014, 12:51 PM
Replies: 7,018
Views: 917,114
Posted By ZBone
Aha. How long have you had it wrapped? Does it...

Aha. How long have you had it wrapped? Does it hold up pretty well to scratches/scrapes?
Forum: Thumpers 08-08-2014, 09:36 AM
Replies: 7,018
Views: 917,114
Posted By ZBone
Speaking of coloring the plastics, the bike looks...

Speaking of coloring the plastics, the bike looks incredibly good in that color. Did you paint it, skin it, or does the Sertao come in different colors in Europe?
Forum: Thumpers 08-08-2014, 05:39 AM
Replies: 7,018
Views: 917,114
Posted By ZBone
Awesome write up on the fork swap, roadrider18....

Awesome write up on the fork swap, roadrider18. With that post, Wayne's website, and Aquatic's parts I think I might finally be able to muster the courage to do the swap this winter.
Forum: Thumpers 08-05-2014, 02:58 PM
Replies: 7,018
Views: 917,114
Posted By ZBone
The problem with not using switched power is the...

The problem with not using switched power is the outlet draws a little power with the light and will eventually drain the battery.
Forum: Thumpers 08-05-2014, 11:19 AM
Replies: 7,018
Views: 917,114
Posted By ZBone
Switched Power

Anyone know of an easily accessible switched power source near the front of the bike? I snagged one of these: http://burnsmoto.com/dual-usb-charger-weatherproof-bar-clamp-mount-motorcycle.php
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Forum: Thumpers 08-01-2014, 08:25 AM
Replies: 7,018
Views: 917,114
Posted By ZBone
Remove the handful of bolts holding it on and...

Remove the handful of bolts holding it on and take a hammer to it. Knock the right can off first and then the left half should be easy to get off.
Forum: Thumpers 08-01-2014, 06:12 AM
Replies: 7,018
Views: 917,114
Posted By ZBone
Took a trip with my girlfriend up to the Keweenaw...

Took a trip with my girlfriend up to the Keweenaw Peninsula in northern Michigan. The new Great Basin worked great and I was able to cinch it down so that it wouldn't interfere with the gas cap.
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