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Forum: Some Assembly Required Today, 10:43 AM
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Posted By jdrocks
oil filter talk... the 650 ptwin uses a very...

oil filter talk...

the 650 ptwin uses a very common size and threaded mount, and there are dozens of filters that can be used. some are much better than the OEM Kawasaki filters, cheaper too.
...
Forum: Some Assembly Required Today, 08:53 AM
Replies: 2,962
Views: 598,766
Posted By jdrocks
careful with that talk, those folks out there...

careful with that talk, those folks out there have moonshine and way more guns.
Forum: Beasts 08-28-2014, 06:53 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 554
Posted By jdrocks
good looking silencer, but is there a measurable...

good looking silencer, but is there a measurable difference in actual ground clearance with this exhaust system?
Forum: Some Assembly Required 08-27-2014, 07:29 PM
Replies: 2,962
Views: 598,766
Posted By jdrocks
not to be picky Father Edward, but i could swear...

not to be picky Father Edward, but i could swear Canuckistan, or whatever it was known as predating the "stans", went metric in 1799. The French went freakin' nuts on the metric baloney right about...
Forum: Some Assembly Required 08-27-2014, 05:15 AM
Replies: 2,962
Views: 598,766
Posted By jdrocks
I like it out there in locations where it doesn't...

I like it out there in locations where it doesn't snow 8" the 3rd week in August, like last week in Montana. Reminds me of being chased by sleet and snow on the way down from the Yukon the 1st week...
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 08-27-2014, 04:46 AM
Replies: 4,099
Views: 206,546
Posted By jdrocks
Know an inmate in Montana if you want MT/WY...

Know an inmate in Montana if you want MT/WY routes, he seems to know about every road out there.
Forum: Some Assembly Required 08-26-2014, 07:25 PM
Replies: 2,962
Views: 598,766
Posted By jdrocks
that's it...back to back to back 800 mile days...

that's it...back to back to back 800 mile days across a wasteland of I system slab has lost it's appeal. i should move closer to the action, coincidentally, the guy i bought the VersaHaul from is...
Forum: Some Assembly Required 08-26-2014, 12:19 PM
Replies: 2,962
Views: 598,766
Posted By jdrocks
yeah, but he has your sheet bookmarked in the...

yeah, but he has your sheet bookmarked in the national criminal database.

...and in other news, picked up a VersaHaul cheap, V649 should fit.
Forum: Beasts 08-26-2014, 12:10 PM
Replies: 6,609
Views: 1,461,599
Posted By jdrocks
half day install if all the parts are on hand.

half day install if all the parts are on hand.
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 08-25-2014, 01:38 PM
Replies: 4,099
Views: 206,546
Posted By jdrocks
where ya headed?

where ya headed?
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 08-25-2014, 04:49 AM
Replies: 27,713
Views: 1,298,205
Posted By jdrocks
I have run several Full Bore rears in 150/70,...

I have run several Full Bore rears in 150/70, decent price point tire, but I've never been able to get much more than 4000 out of them which is not that good these days.
Forum: Some Assembly Required 08-24-2014, 07:32 AM
Replies: 2,962
Views: 598,766
Posted By jdrocks
must be some wishful thinking going on regarding...

must be some wishful thinking going on regarding that executive order amnesty thing...on the other hand, we let everyone else in, what's an extra Canuck or two.

you ship those tires C/O Joe Arpaio...
Forum: Some Assembly Required 08-22-2014, 05:32 PM
Replies: 2,962
Views: 598,766
Posted By jdrocks
had the maps out, lookin' things over, man it's...

had the maps out, lookin' things over, man it's nearly time for another big run west. nah, not West Virginia, the mo bigger western states. working on the route, should be fun.

big trip, need some...
Forum: Some Assembly Required 08-22-2014, 10:34 AM
Replies: 2,962
Views: 598,766
Posted By jdrocks
i've seen this bike, the custom fabrication work...

i've seen this bike, the custom fabrication work is top notch. all around good looking bike and makes a fine light touring machine, 80mph cruise with the cop motor. it's a rocket ship for the smaller...
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 08-21-2014, 05:18 PM
Replies: 27,713
Views: 1,298,205
Posted By jdrocks
no planning thread, but i'll give ya a report...

no planning thread, but i'll give ya a report from 3 Step when i get there later this season. AZBDR, parts of UTBDR and COBDR, don't have all the route details worked out yet. it's thumper country,...
Forum: Equipment 08-19-2014, 12:06 PM
Replies: 445
Views: 45,867
Posted By jdrocks
need a code too for a set of tires. ...

need a code too for a set of tires.

mcsuperstore, revzilla, chaparral etc might work also.
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 08-19-2014, 05:01 AM
Replies: 27,713
Views: 1,298,205
Posted By jdrocks
Jack, just helping ya out.

Jack, just helping ya out.
Forum: The Rockies – It's all downhill from here... 08-17-2014, 05:01 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 356
Posted By jdrocks
thanks again, roads look fine for a solo rider. ...

thanks again, roads look fine for a solo rider.

pretty impressive resource we have here on ADV. ask a question, boom, the answer pops right up.
Forum: The Rockies – It's all downhill from here... 08-17-2014, 09:50 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 356
Posted By jdrocks
Thanks, looks like NF63 and Geronimo Trail are...

Thanks, looks like NF63 and Geronimo Trail are the same road or connect. Any link to a ride report that would include that road?

Edit: found some photos, just don't get caught on the road if it...
Forum: The Rockies – It's all downhill from here... 08-17-2014, 09:07 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 356
Posted By jdrocks
thanks everyone for the route help... ...

thanks everyone for the route help...

looking at the maps, rt9 west to Animas, 338 south to CR-004, west on CR-004 and CR-002 which changes to NF-63 at the Arizona border, southwest on NF-63...
Forum: The Rockies – It's all downhill from here... 08-16-2014, 05:13 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 356
Posted By jdrocks
Route Advice Please...El Paso to Bisbee

looking for graded gravel, or graded gravel/2 lane combo route across southern New Mexico and into Arizona where i'll pick up part of the AZBDR while heading north.

camping locations, fuel, food,...
Forum: Americas 08-16-2014, 04:57 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 379
Posted By jdrocks
is it 6+2 or 8+2, either way is 500/day or...

is it 6+2 or 8+2, either way is 500/day or 400/day. to get 4-500/day on 2 lane roads means some long days in the saddle.
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 08-14-2014, 04:28 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 511
Posted By jdrocks
Post the VIN #, that way even a quick Google on...

Post the VIN #, that way even a quick Google on the VIN will come up as a stolen bike.
Forum: Alaska 08-09-2014, 06:03 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,609
Posted By jdrocks
Mike is very well known in the Mid-Atlantic ADV...

Mike is very well known in the Mid-Atlantic ADV community and is a very accomplished rider, irregardless of bike or road surface. Mike has a stable of bikes and chose the Ruck for this epic trip. The...
Forum: Some Assembly Required 08-08-2014, 09:39 AM
Replies: 2,962
Views: 598,766
Posted By jdrocks
never did move in and out, the movement was all...

never did move in and out, the movement was all rotational because the aluminum index flat was damaged. no movement now.
Forum: Some Assembly Required 08-07-2014, 03:37 PM
Replies: 2,962
Views: 598,766
Posted By jdrocks
still solid, just checked it yesterday.

still solid, just checked it yesterday.
Forum: Beasts 08-07-2014, 12:20 PM
Replies: 6,609
Views: 1,461,599
Posted By jdrocks
there has been an on-and-off debate over whether...

there has been an on-and-off debate over whether the subframe/passenger footrest struts were designed as a structural member by the Kawasaki engineering geeks. i've always maintained that they are...
Forum: Some Assembly Required 08-07-2014, 12:00 PM
Replies: 2,962
Views: 598,766
Posted By jdrocks
hey, that's your favorite, so why not.

hey, that's your favorite, so why not.
Forum: Some Assembly Required 08-07-2014, 11:04 AM
Replies: 2,962
Views: 598,766
Posted By jdrocks
me either, plus the cast wheels have held up fine...

me either, plus the cast wheels have held up fine for the roads i'm on.
Forum: Beasts 08-07-2014, 06:56 AM
Replies: 6,609
Views: 1,461,599
Posted By jdrocks
i've tried to document fastener issues on the...

i've tried to document fastener issues on the Versys, specifically motor mount bolts and subframe strut bolts, so the issue is not new. i use thread locker on everything, and red where i think it's...
Forum: Some Assembly Required 08-06-2014, 05:54 AM
Replies: 2,962
Views: 598,766
Posted By jdrocks
Interesting combo... Are you using the 5...

Interesting combo...

Are you using the 5 spoke cast 19" or the spoke 19"? What rear wheel?
Forum: Beasts 08-06-2014, 05:37 AM
Replies: 6,609
Views: 1,461,599
Posted By jdrocks
Order the cover alignment dowels too, inexpensive...

Order the cover alignment dowels too, inexpensive insurance in case of damage.
Forum: Some Assembly Required 08-05-2014, 05:18 PM
Replies: 2,962
Views: 598,766
Posted By jdrocks
let me make sure i have this right... you're...

let me make sure i have this right...

you're using XR650R forks with the OEM wheel on your build? XR650R triples or other? the XR650R uses a 17mm front axle? if you're using the whole front end...
Forum: Some Assembly Required 08-04-2014, 03:01 PM
Replies: 2,962
Views: 598,766
Posted By jdrocks
sure it is, pásame otra cerveza fría por favor.

sure it is, pásame otra cerveza fría por favor.
Forum: Some Assembly Required 08-03-2014, 12:30 PM
Replies: 2,962
Views: 598,766
Posted By jdrocks
It's a known fact that a suitcase of Blue will...

It's a known fact that a suitcase of Blue will cause the average Canuck to suffer through a temporary case of blindness.
Forum: Alaska 08-01-2014, 12:04 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,533
Posted By jdrocks
won't go through countries?, that's BS. i saw a...

won't go through countries?, that's BS. i saw a 12GS on a rollback that was being hauled from Dawson to Anchorage when i stopped for fuel in Chicken a few years back. BMW was covering 100% of the tow...
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 07-30-2014, 04:40 PM
Replies: 30,284
Views: 1,651,379
Posted By jdrocks
get the Motech guards and skid on there, i know...

get the Motech guards and skid on there, i know you're going to head down a gravel road or two.
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 07-30-2014, 10:17 AM
Replies: 30,284
Views: 1,651,379
Posted By jdrocks
reading Mike's blog reminded me of crossing the...

reading Mike's blog reminded me of crossing the Brooks Range early in the season 2009 under similar conditions. zero visibility across the top in sleet and snow, i had all the lights burning on the...
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 07-30-2014, 05:01 AM
Replies: 30,284
Views: 1,651,379
Posted By jdrocks
Mike HBN just made it to Deadhorse the other day...

Mike HBN just made it to Deadhorse the other day on his 49cc Ruckus.
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 07-29-2014, 05:10 PM
Replies: 30,284
Views: 1,651,379
Posted By jdrocks
damn fast in black.... the 2nd gen even...

damn fast in black....

the 2nd gen even looks good, very trim appearance, no excess plastic.
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