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Forum: Ride reports 11-05-2013, 07:38 AM
Replies: 650
Views: 70,127
Posted By motor-ray
Laugh Thanks for the ride!

Dwight,
Definitely good times at the Red Barn :freaky and riding yesterday. I hope you enjoyed your time in LA!
Forum: Ride reports 10-25-2013, 11:26 AM
Replies: 650
Views: 70,127
Posted By motor-ray
Talking Subscribed

I'm in and subscribed. Of course, if you make it down my way I'll be happy to buy dinner again. There is a somewhat active group of ADVers in the southern part of the state (LA) so maybe we could...
Forum: Thumpers 09-29-2013, 08:43 PM
Replies: 62
Views: 44,861
Posted By motor-ray
Thumb Walk around

One or two of you have asked for an update/more pics :D. Here is a walk around video of the bike.
http://motor-ray.smugmug.com/Motorcycles/2013-Yamaha-WR450-dualsport/i-StXcwsz/0/L/MVI_1316-L.jpg ...
Forum: Thumpers 09-29-2013, 08:06 PM
Replies: 62
Views: 44,861
Posted By motor-ray
I'm glad something on my thread inspired you to...

I'm glad something on my thread inspired you to sign up. BTW Jason Raines is an awesome guy who I have had the pleasure of meeting a couple of times. Please support him! :D
Forum: Tejas and the Gulf States 09-12-2013, 12:25 PM
Replies: 715
Views: 37,267
Posted By motor-ray
I have never ridden there. Is it worth dragging...

I have never ridden there. Is it worth dragging out the WR450 for?
Forum: Tejas and the Gulf States 08-28-2013, 06:54 PM
Replies: 715
Views: 37,267
Posted By motor-ray
:rofl No on snowmobiles or watercraft. Just...

:rofl No on snowmobiles or watercraft. Just turning the fleet over (I have an R1 to sell too). I may end off keeping the Tenere just because I have it pretty much the way I like it. I went to...
Forum: Tejas and the Gulf States 08-21-2013, 06:38 PM
Replies: 715
Views: 37,267
Posted By motor-ray
Bikes for sale in Covington, LA

I have a 2013 Yamaha Super Tenere and a dual sport'd WR450F that I may be selling if either interest you. Send me a PM if you want any details.
Forum: Tejas and the Gulf States 04-17-2013, 07:10 PM
Replies: 715
Views: 37,267
Posted By motor-ray
Talking Moto GP

Anybody headed out to COTA for the Moto GP in Austin this weekend? :pynd If you make it out that way I'll be working under the Yamaha display tent. Stop by and say hello. Just look for the...
Forum: Ride reports 03-10-2013, 03:47 PM
Replies: 1,314
Views: 219,025
Posted By motor-ray
Welcome home!

Glad to see your trip come full circle. Enjoy your time home with your lovely bride!:clap
Forum: Tejas and the Gulf States 03-10-2013, 07:33 AM
Replies: 715
Views: 37,267
Posted By motor-ray
Anybody riding today?

Anybody riding today? Getting a late start due to the time change but I'm thinking about heading out on the Tenere or WR.
Forum: Ride reports 03-04-2013, 04:07 PM
Replies: 1,314
Views: 219,025
Posted By motor-ray
Welcome back!

Welcome back to the USA! I hope your bike shows up soon. Are you going to swing through Bike Week on your way north?
Forum: Tejas and the Gulf States 03-01-2013, 01:45 PM
Replies: 151
Views: 11,016
Posted By motor-ray
I'm in for a ride in the area. Sound off when...

I'm in for a ride in the area. Sound off when you're ready!
Forum: Tejas and the Gulf States 03-01-2013, 01:22 PM
Replies: 151
Views: 11,016
Posted By motor-ray
Laugh Arkansas 500

Thanks for pointing this ride out. I have been looking at their site and the ADV thread. It looks like a lot of fun. Have you done this before? Would I be better off on my WR or Tenere? I already...
Forum: Tejas and the Gulf States 02-28-2013, 06:34 AM
Replies: 151
Views: 11,016
Posted By motor-ray
AMA adventure series

Anybody done one of the adventure series rides? I am thinking about trying to make one of the TN rides.
Forum: Thumpers 02-18-2013, 08:01 AM
Replies: 62
Views: 44,861
Posted By motor-ray
I guess it depends on the type of riding you are...

I guess it depends on the type of riding you are doing and where you are doing it. If you are doing primarily dirt (more than 70%) I would go with the 450. the points you make are very valid. If you...
Forum: Thumpers 02-17-2013, 06:05 PM
Replies: 62
Views: 44,861
Posted By motor-ray
Part 2 of ? (AKA about dang time!)

Rear brake pressure switch
The brake light switch install is pretty straightforward as long as you feel comfortable bleeding brakes. First, use a 6mm allen bit to break the bolt free. Do this before...
Forum: Thumpers 02-17-2013, 05:27 PM
Replies: 62
Views: 44,861
Posted By motor-ray
That is a "borrowed" license plate in this...

That is a "borrowed" license plate in this picture. :lol3 I now have a fully legal plate. :clap
Forum: Thumpers 02-17-2013, 05:23 PM
Replies: 62
Views: 44,861
Posted By motor-ray
Thanks for the nice comment. I plan on posting...

Thanks for the nice comment. I plan on posting more pics (hopefully today :wink:)
Forum: Thumpers 02-17-2013, 05:11 PM
Replies: 62
Views: 44,861
Posted By motor-ray
I have left my gearing stock for the time being...

I have left my gearing stock for the time being but have kept it under 65mph on the highway as the motor is still new. My YZ450 motard had one tooth up on the front and three down on the back. This...
Forum: Thumpers 02-17-2013, 04:51 PM
Replies: 62
Views: 44,861
Posted By motor-ray
I have a title and tags!

:clap Well I was able to finally talk a sympathetic tag office (not the dmv office) into submitting my MSO to see what happens. LA sent me my title in under a week! I don't think their system is set...
Forum: Thumpers 02-17-2013, 04:47 PM
Replies: 62
Views: 44,861
Posted By motor-ray
One of the big problems with titling a WR is the...

One of the big problems with titling a WR is the MSO states "For Offroad Use Only" in big letters. I don't believe that KTM does that.
Forum: Thumpers 02-17-2013, 04:45 PM
Replies: 62
Views: 44,861
Posted By motor-ray
Sorry for the slow reply. Yesterday is the first...

Sorry for the slow reply. Yesterday is the first day in over a month that I have been on ADV due to me being a slacker! :eek1
1. The gray wire mod is not neccessary (as far as I know) as the...
Forum: Tejas and the Gulf States 02-17-2013, 04:31 PM
Replies: 715
Views: 37,267
Posted By motor-ray
Tenere

I would really like to get out and do some dirt with the Tenere. I just did the Adventure Riders International school that came through LA at the beginning of February. I am feeling much more...
Forum: Ride reports 02-16-2013, 04:32 PM
Replies: 1,314
Views: 219,025
Posted By motor-ray
Caught up!

After your PM I decided I better check back in on your ride report (I haven't signed on to ADV in a month due to a busy work/family schedule). :eek1 I really enjoyed catching up on your adventures!...
Forum: Tejas and the Gulf States 02-16-2013, 08:42 AM
Replies: 715
Views: 37,267
Posted By motor-ray
I'd love to but I am doing the family thing today...

I'd love to but I am doing the family thing today as I was on the road for work all week. I need to get some more break in miles on the Tenere. I also got the Wr450 fully legal. :clap
Forum: Thumpers 12-17-2012, 05:47 PM
Replies: 62
Views: 44,861
Posted By motor-ray
Bluhduh Titling issues

I know I'm going out of order but I just hit a major snag. Went to send in the MSO in exchange for a street title. I was just going to send it through this way first in an effort to avoid the State...
Forum: Thumpers 12-17-2012, 05:36 PM
Replies: 62
Views: 44,861
Posted By motor-ray
I know what you're saying but I think this will...

I know what you're saying but I think this will pass muster around here. It looks a lot flatter in the pics than it actually is. Especially with my portly self sacking out the rear suspension....
Forum: Thumpers 12-17-2012, 05:28 PM
Replies: 62
Views: 44,861
Posted By motor-ray
Do it! i just sold my 2006 YZ450F that I had...

Do it! i just sold my 2006 YZ450F that I had converted to super moto. It was a ton of fun but race only. I thought about changing it dual sport instead of the WR but the electrical output is an issue...
Forum: Thumpers 12-17-2012, 05:25 PM
Replies: 62
Views: 44,861
Posted By motor-ray
Sorry, I've been slacking. :eek1 The bike is...

Sorry, I've been slacking. :eek1 The bike is built. I just need to post up the rest! Thanks for watching!
Forum: Tejas and the Gulf States 12-12-2012, 09:30 AM
Replies: 715
Views: 37,267
Posted By motor-ray
I haven't gotten the bike home yet but it's at...

I haven't gotten the bike home yet but it's at the dealer ready to be picked up! :clap
Forum: Ride reports 12-05-2012, 08:01 PM
Replies: 6,679
Views: 2,026,217
Posted By motor-ray
Sorry for the hijack but I saw this tagline and...

Sorry for the hijack but I saw this tagline and snarfed my drink. Pure awesome...because it's true!:rofl

Of course, after I posted I realized his tagline didn't show in the quote. Hijack over.
Forum: Ride reports 12-05-2012, 07:27 PM
Replies: 6,679
Views: 2,026,217
Posted By motor-ray
Talking What he said!

+1 - Just substitute gin and tonic for the coffe! :1drink
Forum: Thumpers 12-03-2012, 09:37 PM
Replies: 62
Views: 44,861
Posted By motor-ray
Wicked Baja Designs kit install part 1

Time to put the Baja Designs kit on. As I mentioned above I chose the B.D. kit as I used one in the past on an older WR and found them to be of good quality and fairly complete. I chose their “no...
Forum: Thumpers 12-03-2012, 08:15 PM
Replies: 62
Views: 44,861
Posted By motor-ray
I did ride a '12 model prior to buying mine but...

I did ride a '12 model prior to buying mine but it was derestricted also. I owned an '05 model and it was a pooch until you opened it up and it was hard to start as it was jetted very lean. The MSO...
Forum: Thumpers 12-02-2012, 08:23 PM
Replies: 62
Views: 44,861
Posted By motor-ray
Laugh 2013 WR450 dual sport build up

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Well, here it goes. This is my first attempt at doing a...
Forum: The Garage 12-02-2012, 07:13 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 2,117
Posted By motor-ray
You can always donate them to the 24 Hours of...

You can always donate them to the 24 Hours of LeMons (cheap car racing). They turn them into trophies! :D
Forum: Tejas and the Gulf States 11-28-2012, 07:37 PM
Replies: 715
Views: 37,267
Posted By motor-ray
Thanks!

I really appreciated the opportunity to go riding with all of you. Looking forward to the next one! And by the way, my Super Tenere is coming in next week! :clap
Forum: Ride reports 11-24-2012, 07:20 PM
Replies: 1,314
Views: 219,025
Posted By motor-ray
Don't forget you have a friend with a Yamaha hook...

Don't forget you have a friend with a Yamaha hook up if you go for a Super Tenere in the future! :evil
Forum: Ride reports 11-24-2012, 06:51 PM
Replies: 6,679
Views: 2,026,217
Posted By motor-ray
Wicked I wanna go!

After reading your latest I was forced to give my loving wife another "notice" that South America was in my near future! :rofl
Forum: Tejas and the Gulf States 11-24-2012, 06:06 PM
Replies: 715
Views: 37,267
Posted By motor-ray
Talking See you guys there!

I will meet you guys at the truckstop at 9:30am. I am going to throw the bike in the bed of the truck and unload there. I got the bike essentially done today and took it for a quick spin to get gas....
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