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Forum: Thumpers 04-24-2015, 03:25 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 548
Posted By FamilyRider
I installed a Rekluse on my 350...

I installed a Rekluse on my 350 (https://gardinerfamilyadventures.wordpress.com/2015/03/06/rekluse-core-exp-2-0-upgrade-kit-mar-2015/) and love it. My confidence on technical trails shot straight up...
Forum: The Rockies It's all downhill from here... 04-24-2015, 01:39 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 303
Posted By FamilyRider
Utah got hit with a pretty big snowstorm about a...

Utah got hit with a pretty big snowstorm about a week ago - dumping 42" at Snowbird over 48 hrs. We got another smaller storm this week. In northern Utah I wouldn't plan on anything above about...
Forum: Day Trippin' 04-21-2015, 08:25 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 2,142
Posted By FamilyRider
Thanks for the input. I just finished my...

Thanks for the input. I just finished my reroute. I am thinking of returning to my car via Elk Mountain road. <old route="" had="" snow="" flat="" and="" comb="" wash="" back="" to="" the=""...
Forum: Equipment 04-21-2015, 08:14 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,656
Posted By FamilyRider
I am going to try and mount it via the grommets...

I am going to try and mount it via the grommets in the corners so the strap doesn't put pressure on the bladder, which might pop open the spout. I may have a loose strap over the bladder to reduce...
Forum: Day Trippin' 04-21-2015, 02:03 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 2,142
Posted By FamilyRider
The road you forgot the name of is Snow Flat...

The road you forgot the name of is Snow Flat Road. Much of it follows the route of the Hole in the Rock expedition.

We are heading down there next week. How bad was the sand in Comb Wash? This...
Forum: Equipment 04-21-2015, 06:51 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 966
Posted By FamilyRider
I am not familiar with the 950, but I have...

I am not familiar with the 950, but I have installed turn signals on all of my dirt bikes. I have used the low cost Tusk LED blinkers, but I am not impressed with them. I have some nice SicAss...
Forum: Thumpers 04-20-2015, 08:58 PM
Replies: 6,631
Views: 1,003,632
Posted By FamilyRider
Fuel issues

For those of you having fuel related problems, perhaps my 'lessons learned' blog post (https://gardinerfamilyadventures.wordpress.com/2012/04/14/fuel-injection-how-to-keep-it-working/) will be of...
Forum: Thumpers 04-19-2015, 05:43 AM
Replies: 3,788
Views: 595,197
Posted By FamilyRider
What size where the metal peaces? The fact that...

What size where the metal peaces? The fact that there were none on the magnet suggest aluminum rather than steel. The fact that there were none on the oil screen makes no sense to me.
Forum: The Rockies It's all downhill from here... 04-18-2015, 03:14 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 387
Posted By FamilyRider
I bought the whole set of Dirtwise DVDs. I...

I bought the whole set of Dirtwise DVDs. I watched them a few times and then took the class. The videos helped, but the class was well worth it. My son and I learned more in two days than we would...
Forum: Equipment 04-18-2015, 06:42 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,656
Posted By FamilyRider
My upcoming trip is in the desert in Southern...

My upcoming trip is in the desert in Southern Utah and I don't know if we will have access to water. Normally I take a water filter, but for this trip I wanted to carry at least an extra gallon and...
Forum: Equipment 04-17-2015, 06:05 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,656
Posted By FamilyRider
4L Dromedary

I did a trial packing job for my upcoming trip so that I could see how and where to carry a 4L Dromedary bag. The best fit was hanging off the back off my luggage right above the fender. For those...
Forum: Equipment 04-16-2015, 05:57 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,656
Posted By FamilyRider
I appreciate all of the concern about using the...

I appreciate all of the concern about using the Dromedary for carrying fuel. I too am nervous about the idea, and so far I haven't tried it. But I have read lots of reports that people have used...
Forum: Equipment 04-15-2015, 09:21 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,656
Posted By FamilyRider
I bought a 4L dromedary bag for carrying water...

I bought a 4L dromedary bag for carrying water and a 6L for carrying fuel. I haven't yet tried them, but I have read lots of good reviews on them. But I am still a little nervous about carrying...
Forum: Equipment 04-15-2015, 06:02 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 3,790
Posted By FamilyRider
I finally got the Clake SLR installed and tested...

I finally got the Clake SLR installed and tested (but on a pretty easy ride). It took a while, because my kit was missing the two banjo fittings, so it took a few more weeks to get those.

The...
Forum: Thumpers 04-10-2015, 08:36 PM
Replies: 3,788
Views: 595,197
Posted By FamilyRider
Regular maintenance on the KTM: * Clean and...

Regular maintenance on the KTM:
* Clean and re-oil the air filter - dirt will kill your high performance motor
* Regular oil changes (~20 hours or so)
* Periodic check of your valve clearances (I...
Forum: Thumpers 04-07-2015, 08:15 PM
Replies: 3,788
Views: 595,197
Posted By FamilyRider
I first tried Tubliss when I was riding my...

I first tried Tubliss when I was riding my crf250x because I wanted to try the Pirelli MT43 trials tire, which only provides good traction when running low pressure (~5-6 psi). There was a little...
Forum: Thumpers 04-06-2015, 08:14 PM
Replies: 3,788
Views: 595,197
Posted By FamilyRider
Here is a tool pouch I just added to my bike. It...

Here is a tool pouch I just added to my bike. It is about 12" x 4" x 1". I carry my seldom used tools in here; tire plugs (for Tubliss), spark plug and wrench, chain tool & about 4" of chain, etc. ...
Forum: Thumpers 04-06-2015, 08:09 PM
Replies: 8,654
Views: 2,454,495
Posted By FamilyRider
How big of a bottle do you need? I have similar...

How big of a bottle do you need? I have similar issues, but have never tried a bottle. I fear I would overfill it and have a nice mess in my tent. But I do have a 1L Platypus bottle that takes up...
Forum: Equipment 04-05-2015, 07:28 AM
Replies: 53
Views: 8,889
Posted By FamilyRider
Nice review Mastery. I also had to succumb to...

Nice review Mastery. I also had to succumb to reading the instructions. Both for assembly and dis assembly. Like you, I put the legs together backwards and it just didn't fit. For dis assembly I...
Forum: Trip Planning 04-04-2015, 12:59 PM
Replies: 55
Views: 8,351
Posted By FamilyRider
I picked up a 4L and a 6L MSR Dromedary for...

I picked up a 4L and a 6L MSR Dromedary for carrying extra fuel or water, but then I decided I didn't really want to risk carrying fuel in a soft bladder. So, I had OBR ADV Gear make me two bottle...
Forum: Equipment 04-02-2015, 12:00 PM
Replies: 53
Views: 8,889
Posted By FamilyRider
Correct - that is my son. I am much older :evil

Correct - that is my son. I am much older :evil
Forum: Equipment 04-02-2015, 05:50 AM
Replies: 53
Views: 8,889
Posted By FamilyRider
The Cot One is 26.5" wide. My Q-Core air...

The Cot One is 26.5" wide. My Q-Core air mattress is 25", so it fits well. The other pads are 20" wide, so they don't cover the side rails.

The Cot Lite is only 23.6" wide, which is why I didn't...
Forum: Equipment 04-01-2015, 06:04 PM
Replies: 53
Views: 8,889
Posted By FamilyRider
Pad comparison

I received my Cot One today, so I did some Family Room testing of various pads that I have. Since I use a Big Agnes sleeping bag, which has no insulation on the bottom, I need to use some form of...
Forum: Thumpers 03-30-2015, 05:30 PM
Replies: 3,788
Views: 595,197
Posted By FamilyRider
Not that I have seen. I put my own marks on. If...

Not that I have seen. I put my own marks on. If you look close at my photo you can see two short black lines I put on with a magic marker. The bottom one is one gallon, the top is 3 gallons. The...
Forum: Thumpers 03-30-2015, 06:05 AM
Replies: 3,788
Views: 595,197
Posted By FamilyRider
Here is the 3.5 gallon KTM tank with a Seat...

Here is the 3.5 gallon KTM tank with a Seat Concepts. I previously tried the Acerbis 3 gallon, but decided I wanted more fuel. You really need to decide what range you are looking for.
...
Forum: Equipment 03-29-2015, 06:33 PM
Replies: 53
Views: 8,889
Posted By FamilyRider
I haven't yet used a cot for moto camping, but I...

I haven't yet used a cot for moto camping, but I have used them for years on river trips. I have been using a Roll-A-Cot, and for me, it is not very comfortable by itself. I use a Big Agnes...
Forum: Equipment 03-29-2015, 05:49 AM
Replies: 53
Views: 8,889
Posted By FamilyRider
That is good to hear! Even though the Helinox...

That is good to hear! Even though the Helinox Cot Lite is about half the weight, I decided to go with the Cot One because it is a little wider. The Lite version is narrower than my sleeping bag -...
Forum: Equipment 03-28-2015, 09:16 PM
Replies: 158
Views: 44,797
Posted By FamilyRider
I have Tubliss on four bikes, and have mounted at...

I have Tubliss on four bikes, and have mounted at least 5 or 6 sets of tires and I have never had a bead leak. My high pressure liner will usually stay above 100 psi for about one week, and my low...
Forum: Equipment 03-27-2015, 01:30 PM
Replies: 158
Views: 44,797
Posted By FamilyRider
How long did they last before they split? ...

How long did they last before they split?

Last year I had a high pressure tube failure on day 2 of a 6 day trip and I didn't have a spare. Now I have a spare 18" and a spare 21". I sucked the...
Forum: Thumpers 03-26-2015, 07:37 PM
Replies: 3,788
Views: 595,197
Posted By FamilyRider
I have had good luck with Shorai in 5 bikes, but...

I have had good luck with Shorai in 5 bikes, but a friend had trouble with his. He switched to EarthX (http://earthxmotorsports.com/). I may try that next time.
Forum: Equipment 03-26-2015, 09:49 AM
Replies: 53
Views: 8,889
Posted By FamilyRider
Helinox Cot Lite

Has anyone tried out the new Helinox Cot Lite? If so, how is it?

For river trips I use a Roll-A-Cot with a waterproof foam pad on top. Works great, but it is way too bulky for adventure riding....
Forum: Thumpers 03-23-2015, 07:51 PM
Replies: 3,788
Views: 595,197
Posted By FamilyRider
I did use the holster with the Wolfman straps,...

I did use the holster with the Wolfman straps, but not with the Wolfman bag in place. You could strap on both the fender bag and the holster as long as you don't put too much stuff in the bag. It...
Forum: Equipment 03-23-2015, 07:44 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 3,790
Posted By FamilyRider
A big thanks to Barry for checking on the status...

A big thanks to Barry for checking on the status of my order for me. My faith in Clake has been restored!

They have been a victim of their own success, they had parts shortages, and shipping from...
Forum: Thumpers 03-22-2015, 08:50 PM
Replies: 3,788
Views: 595,197
Posted By FamilyRider
I haven't yet used the holster with my AltRider...

I haven't yet used the holster with my AltRider Hemisphere bag, but when I do I will add some photos to my blog. I am not yet sure exactly where I will put them, but I think I can attach them to any...
Forum: Thumpers 03-22-2015, 07:26 PM
Replies: 3,788
Views: 595,197
Posted By FamilyRider
I am also very happy with the AltRider Hemisphere...

I am also very happy with the AltRider Hemisphere bag. I really like a rackless approach.

The 1.5L bottles fit nicely in the AltRider pockets, but they really only hold 1.3L each. I wanted to be...
Forum: Equipment 03-21-2015, 08:00 PM
Replies: 282
Views: 125,922
Posted By FamilyRider
2L bottle holster

I had Mike from OBR ADV Gear (http://obradvgear.com/) make me two holsters to carry the Touratech 2 liter fuel canisters...
Forum: Equipment 03-17-2015, 10:49 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 3,790
Posted By FamilyRider
I still haven't heard a word from Clake. I...

I still haven't heard a word from Clake. I placed my order over a month ago. They charged my credit card, but I have not heard any report on when or if they will ship my order. I have emailed them...
Forum: Thumpers 03-16-2015, 02:58 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,182
Posted By FamilyRider
Get the under bar mount for your steering damper....

Get the under bar mount for your steering damper. That will raise the bars 1".

Then add a bar riser from there. You will likely need to lengthen your cables - including the clutch line.

Get...
Forum: Thumpers 03-15-2015, 05:47 AM
Replies: 6,631
Views: 1,003,632
Posted By FamilyRider
I put an MT43 on my FE450. To get more...

I put an MT43 on my FE450. To get more clearance, I bought a new chain and put on a 53T rear sprocket. Here his a thread discussing the MT43...
Forum: Thumpers 03-13-2015, 12:42 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 997
Posted By FamilyRider
I have had good luck with the MT21 except in mud....

I have had good luck with the MT21 except in mud. My son had a Washougal Sticky and it seems to be a good tire. I have read lots of good reviews on the Pirelli Scorpion XCMH. I may try that next...
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