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Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 07-01-2015, 05:43 PM
Replies: 3,230
Views: 401,671
Posted By AKoffroader
I think the CRF1000 will pull sales from both...

I think the CRF1000 will pull sales from both ends of the spectrum at 1000 cc.

I would buy one over my just sold 1200 cc Super Tenere at 100 + lbs lighter and almost same hp.

I think the...
Forum: Thumpers 06-30-2015, 04:56 PM
Replies: 111,172
Views: 22,586,935
Posted By AKoffroader
I have both (WR250R and DR650SE). On the road...

I have both (WR250R and DR650SE). On the road the DR rolls along with a lot less stress. Up hills there is no down shifting. On trails the WR feels a little more "flick-able" but it can't go...
Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 06-25-2015, 03:25 PM
Replies: 3,230
Views: 401,671
Posted By AKoffroader
I can agree with this. Also it's at least 100...

I can agree with this. Also it's at least 100 lbs lighter then most other options when looking at multi cylinder "ADV" bikes.

Been there done that ('12 S-Ten 575 lbs, sold).

Greg
Forum: Alaska 06-04-2015, 11:39 PM
Replies: 80
Views: 7,096
Posted By AKoffroader
Wr250r

Have one (6 years) and live in Nikiski. When do you want to go?

Greg
Forum: Alaska 05-18-2015, 08:40 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,282
Posted By AKoffroader
Oil

I've been using Rotella T5 Semi-Synthetic 10-30W in my bikes for some time. Works fine. Get it at Walmart for best price.

Also using it in my Honda power equipment, John Deere tractor, Komatsu...
Forum: Alaska 03-28-2015, 09:18 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 3,633
Posted By AKoffroader
Side x Side

You guys have the best "side x side" on the market and don't even know it. Kawasaki Teryx! Maybe now you'll have room to get in the game. Side X Side's sell!!!!!! 4 wheelers are out.

Greg
Forum: Thumpers 08-16-2014, 10:09 PM
Replies: 111,172
Views: 22,586,935
Posted By AKoffroader
I own a Super Tenere, WR250R, TW200 (just sold),...

I own a Super Tenere, WR250R, TW200 (just sold), and DR650SE. I've been thinking of getting rid of the Tenere and WRR and just owning one bike (horrors!). The DR works well for everything I do. ...
Forum: Thumpers 08-10-2014, 10:33 PM
Replies: 49,958
Views: 10,623,561
Posted By AKoffroader
Done #1 and #2 Good plate but noisey, good...

Done #1 and #2

Good plate but noisey, good guard but not needed with Safari tank.

Zeta's are OK but if I were to do it again I'd leave the stock signals on and go with Bark Buster Storm hand...
Forum: Thumpers 07-26-2014, 11:22 PM
Replies: 49,958
Views: 10,623,561
Posted By AKoffroader
Mine threw the chain with a Sandman case...

Mine threw the chain with a Sandman case protector on it. Broke one of the mounting studs off the case. Not impressed, it went in the trash. Case savers just bust other stuff. Better off without...
Forum: Thumpers 07-14-2014, 07:14 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 4,222
Posted By AKoffroader
Wr250r

I've owned mine for five years. Before I bought it I had a 2006 Honda XR650L which I had dumped a lot of money into making it "just right". A couple of rides on the WR and I sold the Honda. WR was...
Forum: Thumpers 07-11-2014, 12:18 AM
Replies: 49,958
Views: 10,623,561
Posted By AKoffroader
Headlight

Hi

Anyone out there have a stock headlight (glass) they might want to sell? Maybe upgraded to a different shroud and have the stock one laying around....

Thank you,

Greg
Forum: Thumpers 04-28-2014, 11:38 PM
Replies: 49,958
Views: 10,623,561
Posted By AKoffroader
Chain

Sit on the bike after adjusting the chain and see if there is still some slack in it. Didn't do this and it cost me a hub, chain, and sprocket.
Too tight is a really bad thing.

Take care,
...
Forum: Thumpers 04-25-2014, 05:10 PM
Replies: 278
Views: 24,735
Posted By AKoffroader
Klr

I don't own one, but when talking to guy or gal wanting to get into ADV type riding, it's the one bike I recommend first if they just want to "buy and ride". A DR is the second choice because they...
Forum: Alaska 04-17-2014, 12:15 AM
Replies: 48
Views: 5,795
Posted By AKoffroader
Nuttynu, when you brought this to the dealer's...

Nuttynu, when you brought this to the dealer's attention, what was their solution to making you a happy customer? Did you even give them a chance to respond?

No service department is perfect. ...
Forum: Alaska 04-16-2014, 12:42 AM
Replies: 42
Views: 3,818
Posted By AKoffroader
Craigslist

I've gotten some great deals on Craigslist in Alaska. "Asking price" is just that, the "asking price"!

Greg
Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 03-11-2014, 01:53 PM
Replies: 28,476
Views: 5,804,630
Posted By AKoffroader
Adjustable bracket

The reason I asked the question is with the stock and even the Yamaha large windshield, I get a lot of head buffeting. I'm wearing an Arai XD3 and trying to make it work. I'm sure a street helmet...
Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 03-11-2014, 01:36 AM
Replies: 28,476
Views: 5,804,630
Posted By AKoffroader
Windshield adjustable bracket

Who makes the best adjustable windshield bracket? Is Madstad the way to go or are there other / better options out there?

Thank you,

AK Greg
Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 03-06-2014, 09:54 PM
Replies: 9,656
Views: 2,322,029
Posted By AKoffroader
Tenere

The reason I bought one when I got home. Rented Super Tenere on 11,300 km trip around Africa.
...
Forum: Alaska 03-06-2014, 09:42 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 2,981
Posted By AKoffroader
Bike

Jeff, is that a Rick Myers seat? Looks pretty cush!

Greg
Forum: Thumpers 03-05-2014, 11:14 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 580
Posted By AKoffroader
Tires

Mitas E07 rear, E10 front. Did 38 days around africa on this setup. They really work well and are available in either a 3 or 4 ply (Dakar) casing.

Greg
Forum: Alaska 03-05-2014, 03:49 PM
Replies: 97
Views: 41,408
Posted By AKoffroader
Mitas

Ran a Mitas E07 on the rear and an E10 on the front of the Yamaha Super Tenere (BMW 1200GS "compatible" but without the support truck) I rented in Africa. Great tire combo! At the end of our trip...
Forum: Alaska 03-05-2014, 12:27 AM
Replies: 97
Views: 41,408
Posted By AKoffroader
Mitas tires

Any U.S. suppliers for Mitas tires yet? Only place I see you can get them is out of Canada.

Greg
Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 03-03-2014, 05:13 PM
Replies: 28,476
Views: 5,804,630
Posted By AKoffroader
Fork oil

Does anyone know what weight of oil is used on the front forks? I had a particle get under a fork seal and leaked out a lot of oil. Used a Seal Mate to remove it, but now my forks had a dead spot in...
Forum: Thumpers 03-03-2014, 05:01 PM
Replies: 111,172
Views: 22,586,935
Posted By AKoffroader
I really don't think it is the bearing being...

I really don't think it is the bearing being "stacked". Don't even see how this could occur the way it's designed.

The most likely scenario is the axle was put in "dry" (no grease coating) and...
Forum: Alaska 01-07-2014, 10:25 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 3,286
Posted By AKoffroader
Had a converstaion with the owners last year. ...

Had a converstaion with the owners last year. Nice folks. They were having problems with the DEC. Seems they bought the place 6 years ago and a lot of things were not disclosed by the previous...
Forum: Thumpers 01-03-2014, 05:59 PM
Replies: 111,172
Views: 22,586,935
Posted By AKoffroader
My bike was doing the same thing when it was too...

My bike was doing the same thing when it was too rich (large main jet). If you're at altitude, it could be too rich, especially if your plugs are black like you said. Try dropping the main jet size...
Forum: Thumpers 01-03-2014, 09:05 AM
Replies: 111,172
Views: 22,586,935
Posted By AKoffroader
I put a set on my DR in Calgary for my ride from...

I put a set on my DR in Calgary for my ride from Alaska to South Carolina. At 3,300 miles the rear was about gone. Now this was the 130/17 size. The 140/17 has a lot more tread depth and I think...
Forum: Epic Ride Reports 12-27-2013, 12:21 PM
Replies: 465
Views: 103,424
Posted By AKoffroader
Fuel pump

Hi Big Dog

Can you point me in the direction of the Ebay fuel pump? Not sure where to search on the site.

Thank you,

AK Greg
Forum: Thumpers 12-21-2013, 02:56 PM
Replies: 49,958
Views: 10,623,561
Posted By AKoffroader
Chain tension

Good advice!

I tightened mine according to the manual and it cost me $1,000.00+ for a new hub, rear sprocket, front sprocket, chain, slider, etc., etc.. Also blew the trip for my son who was...
Forum: Epic Ride Reports 12-14-2013, 11:05 PM
Replies: 7,446
Views: 2,281,367
Posted By AKoffroader
Riding Suit

Ed, I'm amazed how you keep your riding suit so clean. When you first started this trip in your light colored suit I thought "this is going to look good a few miles down the road".

How do you do...
Forum: Epic Ride Reports 11-12-2013, 10:17 PM
Replies: 7,446
Views: 2,281,367
Posted By AKoffroader
Bike availibilty

Might contact these guys.

http://laos-motorcycle-rentals.com/2010/10/honda-baja-250/

Why buy when you can rent for $30.00 a day (Honda XR250 Baja)? If you're set on buying, they might have a...
Forum: Thumpers 11-02-2013, 08:47 PM
Replies: 49,958
Views: 10,623,561
Posted By AKoffroader
DR vs WRR

I have a set up DR and WRR as well as a '12 Super Tenere. If restricted to just one bike, hands down it would be the DR. It does everything pretty well as being easier to fix and simpler to...
Forum: Thumpers 11-01-2013, 10:51 PM
Replies: 111,172
Views: 22,586,935
Posted By AKoffroader
Most likely water in the carb. fuel petcock and...

Most likely water in the carb. fuel petcock and tank. Drain the float bowl and see if any water comes out.

Take care,

AK Greg
Forum: Epic Ride Reports 10-29-2013, 09:34 PM
Replies: 465
Views: 103,424
Posted By AKoffroader
Ride Report

Great ride report.

I wish I could have met you when you were up here. The one year I missed D2D and you guys show up. Been following your reports for a while now.

Have a lot of the same build...
Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 10-09-2013, 10:19 PM
Replies: 249
Views: 34,548
Posted By AKoffroader
Getting "it"

I was forced to ride a Super Tenere on a 40 day ride around Africa (2011) when my riding partner's 660 Tenere was replaced by the rental agency and he wouldn't take the S-Ten.

Three days later I...
Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 10-06-2013, 11:07 PM
Replies: 28,476
Views: 5,804,630
Posted By AKoffroader
Fork seal leak

I had a piece of junk get under one of my fork seals and a lot of the oil got out before my Seal Mate arrived and I cleaned it out.

Does anyone know what weight the stock fork oil is and how to...
Forum: Epic Ride Reports 10-05-2013, 06:59 PM
Replies: 342
Views: 108,264
Posted By AKoffroader
Rr

Thanks for sharing your ride and feelings. Hope you can find peace and and comfort in your life.

Take care,

AK Greg
Forum: Epic Ride Reports 09-29-2013, 11:34 PM
Replies: 342
Views: 108,264
Posted By AKoffroader
Gravel

Gravel roads are what I look for! Don't really like riding pavement much. Gravel lets the bike loosen up and drift a bit in the corners. Also fun roosting out of the corners.

I know some riders...
Forum: Alaska 09-05-2013, 08:25 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 5,478
Posted By AKoffroader
Chicken

I knew it was a "Bad" hood the minute I rolled in there. Maybe we need to route D2D around it next year.... :-)

Greg
Forum: Thumpers 09-03-2013, 11:08 PM
Replies: 111,172
Views: 22,586,935
Posted By AKoffroader
Rivet master link install

Interesting video on installing rivet style master links. Learned a few things from it.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1GZPkqaHhbs

Greg
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