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Forum: Americas 03-26-2015, 04:44 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 352
Posted By ggemelos
I have never ridden with a black helmet, but I...

I have never ridden with a black helmet, but I have frequently ridden through the southwest during the summer. I assume you will ride some part of sealed roads and not just dirt. I typically take a...
Forum: Thumpers 03-17-2015, 11:38 AM
Replies: 2,611
Views: 441,784
Posted By ggemelos
Highway Dirt Bike

I posted a few questions to this forum during my research for a new bike. Thanks for all the helpful feedback. I'm happy to say that I am picking up a XT250 this weekend.

Now that the bike is in...
Forum: Thumpers 03-16-2015, 05:11 AM
Replies: 2,611
Views: 441,784
Posted By ggemelos
Thanks for the link. Just ordered the manual.

Thanks for the link. Just ordered the manual.
Forum: Thumpers 03-15-2015, 04:05 AM
Replies: 2,611
Views: 441,784
Posted By ggemelos
Question Service manual

Does anyone know where I can pick up the service manual for the 2013-2015 xt250? I have the manual for the non-FI 2008-2012 model, but cannot seem the find the one for the FI model. Thanks.
Forum: Thumpers 03-11-2015, 01:28 PM
Replies: 2,611
Views: 441,784
Posted By ggemelos
Question Suggested mods for adventure touring

I posted this question earlier before I found this thread. Seems like it belongs here.

My wife and I are getting ready for a RTW trip to kick off this July. We made the decision to take two...
Forum: Trip Planning 03-11-2015, 12:24 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 735
Posted By ggemelos
Thanks for all the great feedback. All three...

Thanks for all the great feedback. All three bikes have the same tire size, 21" front and 18" back. Funny thing is, like most decisions we have spent time (maybe too much) thinking about, we will...
Forum: Trip Planning 03-11-2015, 10:49 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 735
Posted By ggemelos
Her current bike is a GS500. The question about...

Her current bike is a GS500. The question about her ability for this trip is what had us debating going two-up for so long. What convinced us to go with two bikes is that the trip is going to be so...
Forum: Trip Planning 03-11-2015, 09:11 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 735
Posted By ggemelos
Thanks for the replies. I have really looked...

Thanks for the replies. I have really looked into lowering a WRR. I cannot lower it enough for her to feel comfortable riding it. At the start of this trip she will still be a beginner rider and...
Forum: Thumpers 03-11-2015, 06:21 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 445
Posted By ggemelos
Question XT250 as RTW bike?

My wife and I are getting ready for a RTW trip to kick off this July. We made the decision to take two bike just recently and I am now looking for a light weight adventure touring bike for her. I...
Forum: Trip Planning 03-11-2015, 05:21 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 735
Posted By ggemelos
Question Should we take the same bike for RTW trip?

My wife and I are gearing up for a multi-year motorcycle trip, hopefully RTW. This has been a long time dream and therefore endlessly researched. We are planning on kicking off the trip in early...
Forum: Ride reports 01-06-2015, 05:44 AM
Replies: 750
Views: 223,785
Posted By ggemelos
Question Two-up on the DR650

How is the DR650 handling the two-up riding? My wife and I are gearing up for RTW trip starting in June. Our plan is to each ride 250s, but she is still a beginner rider and there might be an...
Forum: Parallel Universe 12-15-2014, 10:43 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 942
Posted By ggemelos
Thanks, that makes sense

Thanks, that makes sense
Forum: Parallel Universe 12-15-2014, 07:20 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 942
Posted By ggemelos
Question F800GS Adventure rack question

Looking at the pictures of the F800GS Adventure, the rear rack does not appear to have a crossbar. The TT rack for the F800GS has a crossbar. Given the amount of weight the bike is capable of...
Forum: Thumpers 12-06-2014, 08:34 AM
Replies: 12,039
Views: 2,302,546
Posted By ggemelos
Thanks for the tip. I will certainly first try...

Thanks for the tip. I will certainly first try just the Kouba lowering link and lower seat. My wife is 5'2", so I hope that will lower the bike enough without the need to change wheels. Your wife...
Forum: Thumpers 12-04-2014, 06:05 AM
Replies: 12,039
Views: 2,302,546
Posted By ggemelos
I am going to try and get away without the wheel...

I am going to try and get away without the wheel change. I hope between the lowering link, shaved seat, and sag, the bike is low enough.
Forum: Thumpers 11-29-2014, 07:11 AM
Replies: 358
Views: 103,884
Posted By ggemelos
Question Setup advice

The wife and I are planning to kick off a long trip down to South America this coming summer. I will be riding a wr250r which I have been slowly modifying for adv travel. I spent a while looking...
Forum: Thumpers 11-28-2014, 07:49 PM
Replies: 12,039
Views: 2,302,546
Posted By ggemelos
Thanks for all the replies. The smaller rims and...

Thanks for all the replies. The smaller rims and Kouba link seem like the way to go.
Forum: Thumpers 11-28-2014, 08:48 AM
Replies: 12,039
Views: 2,302,546
Posted By ggemelos
Soupy lowering link

I saw this brought up before, but without much feedback. My wife is 5'1" and we are looking for a light weight DS bike for her. The goal is to set it up for a trip to South America. The problem is...
Forum: Asia Pacific 08-21-2013, 05:20 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 3,495
Posted By ggemelos
Matt, Congratulations for taking over Hearts...

Matt,
Congratulations for taking over Hearts and Tears. It was nice to heat that the place is open again. Good luck
Forum: Americas 08-13-2013, 08:23 AM
Replies: 208
Views: 21,432
Posted By ggemelos
I booked the ferry from New Sydney to Port aux...

I booked the ferry from New Sydney to Port aux Basques for the 27th. I will be on a wr250r.
Forum: Layin' down tracks 08-13-2013, 08:21 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 2,798
Posted By ggemelos
I do long trips alone and have come up with the...

I do long trips alone and have come up with the following system. I should say that I only use the messages when something has gone wrong. I never use them as an everything is okay status update. ...
Forum: Americas 08-13-2013, 07:26 AM
Replies: 208
Views: 21,432
Posted By ggemelos
I will take you up on the beer. I am leaving New...

I will take you up on the beer. I am leaving New York City the 24th of August and doing the trip counterclockwise. Not sure when I will be pulling into Goose Bay, but I am sure I will be up for a...
Forum: Americas 05-16-2013, 10:04 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 514
Posted By ggemelos
How many days for the trip? I did a loop from...

How many days for the trip? I did a loop from the Bay Area that included Vancouver, the Canadian Rockies, Idaho, and Montana that took about 9 days. I would definitely suggest riding through the...
Forum: Thumpers 05-14-2013, 11:01 AM
Replies: 48,224
Views: 9,934,299
Posted By ggemelos
I have removed it before without bending out the...

I have removed it before without bending out the peened in spots. I don't think they add a lot of resistance to loosening the nut. Having a friend hold the rear brake or being in a higher gear...
Forum: Thumpers 04-30-2013, 05:51 AM
Replies: 48,224
Views: 9,934,299
Posted By ggemelos
This might come off as a silly question, but why...

This might come off as a silly question, but why doesn't anyone follow the method described in the service manual for adjusting the chain tension? They advise to place the bike on a stand which...
Forum: Thumpers 04-29-2013, 07:22 PM
Replies: 48,224
Views: 9,934,299
Posted By ggemelos
Question Valve shims

I am looking to adjust the valves on a friend's wrr and was wondering if anyone knew the diameter for the shim/pad? I read somewhere that the shims were the same for the wr250f which has 7.48mm...
Forum: Trip Planning 04-05-2013, 05:56 AM
Replies: 59
Views: 9,915
Posted By ggemelos
Between the DR650 and the newer KLRs, I get the...

Between the DR650 and the newer KLRs, I get the feeling that reliability goes to the DR650. I never owned a KLR and cannot say I have done an exhaustive survey, this is just my feeling from reading...
Forum: Trip Planning 04-03-2013, 08:49 PM
Replies: 59
Views: 9,915
Posted By ggemelos
Sorry if that came across as self-important. I...

Sorry if that came across as self-important. I was just wanted to make the OP aware of a possible bias in my advice. More specifically, it was in reference to the previous statement that I would not...
Forum: Americas 04-03-2013, 06:59 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 525
Posted By ggemelos
Thanks for the heads up. I was aware that the...

Thanks for the heads up. I was aware that the ferry can fill up pretty quickly and the gas issue. Given that I am going CCW, the ferry is in the early part of the trip and having a set date of the...
Forum: Ride reports 04-03-2013, 06:25 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 5,299
Posted By ggemelos
Grab a beer in Austin, NV. The International Bar...

Grab a beer in Austin, NV. The International Bar has the oldest back bar in the west. It used to be in the International in Carson City, but they moved it to Austin during the silver mining in the...
Forum: Americas 04-03-2013, 06:19 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 525
Posted By ggemelos
Anyone doing the Trans Lab late summer 2013?

I am planning on doing the Trans Labrador late this summer, late August to early September. I don't have an exact departure date or route. I will be heading out of NYC and most likely I will do it...
Forum: Americas 04-03-2013, 05:40 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 14,640
Posted By ggemelos
If you want to stay in town and it is too late to...

If you want to stay in town and it is too late to find a room, try looking for tent sites on people's lawns. The year I went I responded to an ad for a tent site on someone's lawn. They had rented...
Forum: Trip Planning 04-03-2013, 05:34 AM
Replies: 59
Views: 9,915
Posted By ggemelos
The comment you hear from many RTW riders isn't...

The comment you hear from many RTW riders isn't often that they wish they brought more stuff, instead it is often that they over packed and wish they brought a lighter bike. This is especially true...
Forum: Trip Planning 04-02-2013, 07:49 AM
Replies: 59
Views: 9,915
Posted By ggemelos
I recently went through the process of picking a...

I recently went through the process of picking a bike for a trip to South America that might extend to a RTW trip. I looked at many of the usual bikes and read a lot on Advrider and Horizons...
Forum: Thumpers 04-02-2013, 07:33 AM
Replies: 48,224
Views: 9,934,299
Posted By ggemelos
I camped near Coudersport and did some riding...

I camped near Coudersport and did some riding around Cherry Spring State Park and Cotton Point State Park. It was my first bike trip after moving to New York City from California. I have to say...
Forum: Thumpers 04-02-2013, 05:50 AM
Replies: 48,224
Views: 9,934,299
Posted By ggemelos
Suspension question

I picked up a 2012 WRR in February for the purposes of modifying it to be a light, long distance adventure bike. The plan is to ride it down to South America. I am pretty much done with my initial...
Forum: Americas 04-01-2013, 11:27 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 14,640
Posted By ggemelos
I did Sturgis back in 2003 from the San Francisco...

I did Sturgis back in 2003 from the San Francisco area. It was one of my first long road trips. I will second the Bad Lands as being a great spot to visit. Besides being something worth seeing, it...
Forum: Thumpers 03-22-2013, 07:33 AM
Replies: 48,224
Views: 9,934,299
Posted By ggemelos
I ordered one two weeks ago, received it last...

I ordered one two weeks ago, received it last week, and installed it on my bike last weekend.

http://www.tailevent.com/_/rsrc/1363566270230/bikes/wr250r/moddedWr250r_pic2.JPG?height=273&width=400...
Forum: Northeast - Greater Flugistan and home of the carpet baggers. 03-19-2013, 08:36 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 417
Posted By ggemelos
Rausch Creek Motorsport

I just moved to the East Coast and as the weather is starting to warm up, I am looking for places to ride. I just got a WR250R that I would love to play in the dirt with. Someone suggested Rauch...
Forum: Thumpers 03-15-2013, 10:33 AM
Replies: 48,224
Views: 9,934,299
Posted By ggemelos
Thanks for the feedback. I went ahead and...

Thanks for the feedback. I went ahead and ordered the Lite.
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