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Forum: Beasts 11-08-2014, 05:47 PM
Replies: 3,351
Views: 671,946
Posted By dman
I can see it now ... The "New Africa Twin" thread...

I can see it now ... The "New Africa Twin" thread thread in Nov 2030: "for the 2031 XNC1000XR Adventure, bold new graphics bu no other changes"
Forum: Thumpers 10-15-2014, 09:25 PM
Replies: 101,220
Views: 19,601,322
Posted By dman
Between DR650 owners and DL650 owners (I have one...

Between DR650 owners and DL650 owners (I have one of each), not to mention KLR's, I think Shinko could sell all the tires they can make.

-dman
Forum: Thumpers 10-15-2014, 09:10 PM
Replies: 101,220
Views: 19,601,322
Posted By dman
The surf report on the radio this morning said...

The surf report on the radio this morning said that ocean temps were below 60 degrees F for the first time in 7 months. It was raining this morning too - I drove :<( But yesterday was perfect DR...
Forum: Thumpers 10-07-2014, 09:56 PM
Replies: 101,220
Views: 19,601,322
Posted By dman
My 21 y/o daughter just got her motorcycle...

My 21 y/o daughter just got her motorcycle license. So it's not ALL kids.

-dman
Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 10-03-2014, 03:06 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 417
Posted By dman
I live in Santa Cruz which is at the northwest...

I live in Santa Cruz which is at the northwest end of Monterey Bay. Lots to like, certainly some adjustment compared to New England (I'm a native northern Californian but my wife's from Western Mass....
Forum: Thumpers 10-03-2014, 09:41 AM
Replies: 101,220
Views: 19,601,322
Posted By dman
A little offf topic but this reminds me that I...

A little offf topic but this reminds me that I drove through your neck of the woods last summer, from Middlebury CT to Agawam past Barkhamsted and it was stunning. I wished I was on my DR instead of...
Forum: Thumpers 09-24-2014, 09:39 PM
Replies: 101,220
Views: 19,601,322
Posted By dman
And a good collection of yellow stickers also :D ...

And a good collection of yellow stickers also :D

-dman
Forum: Racing 09-14-2014, 09:20 AM
Replies: 138
Views: 12,837
Posted By dman
Yesterday my local paper had a picture of Rossi...

Yesterday my local paper had a picture of Rossi crashing in practice. I'm pretty sure that's the first reference to MotoGP, maybe any kind of motorcycle racing, since the last GP at Laguna Seca...
Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 09-14-2014, 09:01 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 608
Posted By dman
California has State ORV parks. Carnegie isn't...

California has State ORV parks. Carnegie isn't too far from Walnut Creek, and Prairie City and Hollister are reasonable day trips. Walnut Creek is not too far from various western slope Sierra riding...
Forum: Thumpers 09-13-2014, 09:05 PM
Replies: 101,220
Views: 19,601,322
Posted By dman
I just pulled a 705 off the front of my Strom...

I just pulled a 705 off the front of my Strom after 20,900 miles. It still had legal tread but was horribly scalloped and noisy. But rear 705 mileage on the Strom has been OK, not great (8K miles)....
Forum: Thumpers 09-06-2014, 11:35 AM
Replies: 101,220
Views: 19,601,322
Posted By dman
Tires

I swapped out my well-worn D606's yesterday and went for a quick 25 mile break-in ride on the new treads this morning. Other than a brief foray onto a 25 foot stretch of dirt shoulder, it was all...
Forum: Thumpers 08-19-2014, 09:41 PM
Replies: 101,220
Views: 19,601,322
Posted By dman
And not just two wheels. I own 3 motorcycles, 3...

And not just two wheels. I own 3 motorcycles, 3 bicycles - and 3 pairs of hiking boots. Any day I could be out using any of them I also have a 4wd truck and when I need a 4 seater or want to stay...
Forum: Day Trippin' 08-17-2014, 05:54 PM
Replies: 483
Views: 93,687
Posted By dman
Hunt Road runs roughly east-west, mostly to the...

Hunt Road runs roughly east-west, mostly to the north of Hwy 4 in the foothills, then merging with it east of Copper. Worth riding at least once .... there's a pretty good network of roads in the...
Forum: Day Trippin' 08-16-2014, 07:46 AM
Replies: 483
Views: 93,687
Posted By dman
Hunt Road?

Hunt Road?
Forum: Thumpers 08-06-2014, 08:38 PM
Replies: 101,220
Views: 19,601,322
Posted By dman
Time to update your signature!

Time to update your signature!
Forum: Beasts 07-28-2014, 05:52 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 4,730
Posted By dman
I like the apples to oranges comparisons 'cause I...

I like the apples to oranges comparisons 'cause I think a lot of us think that way. Even the analogy is insightful - if you like both apples and oranges you still need to decide which one you want to...
Forum: Thumpers 07-28-2014, 05:34 PM
Replies: 101,220
Views: 19,601,322
Posted By dman
So let's say your odometer over reads by 8% and...

So let's say your odometer over reads by 8% and you really only went 123 miles. Let's say you didn't refill to quite the same level you started with and actually used 2.2 gallons ... less than a pint...
Forum: Beasts 07-22-2014, 09:44 PM
Replies: 163
Views: 22,900
Posted By dman
Hypermotard or HyperStrada???

Hypermotard or HyperStrada???
Forum: Day Trippin' 07-22-2014, 09:46 AM
Replies: 483
Views: 93,687
Posted By dman
Interesting how localized this storm was - or...

Interesting how localized this storm was - or maybe just worse on the west slope. I was planning a 3 day ride in the area but my son joined me so we took 4 wheels. Went over Tioga on Friday and back...
Forum: Thumpers 07-20-2014, 09:41 PM
Replies: 101,220
Views: 19,601,322
Posted By dman
Premium fuel

I thought I posted about this a few weeks ago but maybe never "got a round to it". We had a real hot spell last month and I thought maybe my DR was pinging a bit on a long uphill stretch on my...
Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 07-13-2014, 11:20 PM
Replies: 4,951
Views: 466,317
Posted By dman
Saturday was the first time they offered the dual...

Saturday was the first time they offered the dual sport class. The DR650's looked showroom new compared to the the KZ1000's in the shed.

-dman
Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 07-13-2014, 10:02 PM
Replies: 4,951
Views: 466,317
Posted By dman
Alameda County Sheriff's dual sport training for civilians

Yesterday I spent 8 hours in the hot sun taking a civilian Dual Sport Training Class offered by the Alameda County (California) Sheriff's Office. I can't say enough about this class for helping a...
Forum: Thumpers 07-13-2014, 05:49 PM
Replies: 101,220
Views: 19,601,322
Posted By dman
DR650 officer training bikes

Yesterday I spent 8 hours in the hot sun taking a civilian Dual Sport Training Class offered by the Alameda County (California) Sheriff's Office. I can't say enough about this class for helping a...
Forum: Thumpers 07-11-2014, 08:04 PM
Replies: 101,220
Views: 19,601,322
Posted By dman
+1 on this approach. I think the cockpit is too...

+1 on this approach. I think the cockpit is too crowded for a large cig lighter socket and plug AND a GPS. I just have the SAE dongle on the left side below the seat and in front of the side cover,...
Forum: Thumpers 07-08-2014, 08:45 PM
Replies: 101,220
Views: 19,601,322
Posted By dman
My stand is well away from my swing arm. But my...

My stand is well away from my swing arm. But my black (standard length?) stand seems marginally too long. So I've also wondered about the short stand on a bike with standard height suspension and...
Forum: Thumpers 07-08-2014, 08:14 PM
Replies: 101,220
Views: 19,601,322
Posted By dman
I'm usually a cheapskate about buying premium gas...

I'm usually a cheapskate about buying premium gas but I've run premium in my last two tanks and I swear my DR runs smoother under load at lower rpm ... conditions I wouldn't have considered "lugging"...
Forum: Thumpers 07-08-2014, 08:02 PM
Replies: 101,220
Views: 19,601,322
Posted By dman
:rofl +1

:rofl +1
Forum: Thumpers 07-03-2014, 07:51 PM
Replies: 101,220
Views: 19,601,322
Posted By dman
I had a Clarke tanke on my '83 XL600 also. Some...

I had a Clarke tanke on my '83 XL600 also. Some of my friends had the bigger Acerbis and I almost needed to cop a few pints from them on the first leg of the Dempster Highway. I don't think IMS was...
Forum: Thumpers 07-03-2014, 02:31 PM
Replies: 101,220
Views: 19,601,322
Posted By dman
Thanks TrophyHunter. I have two seats (stock and...

Thanks TrophyHunter. I have two seats (stock and a very low seat that came on my bike) so I think I'll get the Commuter and put it on the low seat, keeping my stock seat to sell or revert to if the...
Forum: Thumpers 07-02-2014, 10:44 PM
Replies: 101,220
Views: 19,601,322
Posted By dman
Hi - any pictures of the Commuter on the bike?...

Hi - any pictures of the Commuter on the bike? Thanks.

- dman
Forum: Thumpers 07-02-2014, 09:47 AM
Replies: 101,220
Views: 19,601,322
Posted By dman
Seats and windshields

I find I'm enjoying longer rides on my DR and it's probably time to address the seat and maybe wind protection. I know these topics have been covered ad nauseum, but there are always new products and...
Forum: Beasts 06-26-2014, 04:48 PM
Replies: 3,138
Views: 589,911
Posted By dman
Very good point - here in California there are...

Very good point - here in California there are some massive holes in the freeways and hitting those at 70 mph feels harsher than many fire roads at 30 mph. My Wee wheels are scratched and dirty but...
Forum: Vendors 06-22-2014, 12:33 AM
Replies: 130
Views: 13,760
Posted By dman
Saddlebag pricing?

Is the price each or per pair?
Forum: Thumpers 06-21-2014, 10:09 PM
Replies: 7,628
Views: 1,008,422
Posted By dman
+1

+1
Forum: Thumpers 06-20-2014, 05:17 PM
Replies: 13,422
Views: 1,344,394
Posted By dman
I think it's a bit more than I paid for my new...

I think it's a bit more than I paid for my new '83 in '84 ... but only a bit more.

-dman
Forum: Thumpers 06-20-2014, 01:02 PM
Replies: 1,645
Views: 359,750
Posted By dman
Took a 200 mile ride yesterday. Solo. Just...

Took a 200 mile ride yesterday. Solo. Just cruised a few back roads I had never explored before, in northern Monterey County, and did a few miles of easy dirt into San Benito County. I have 3 bikes...
Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 06-20-2014, 11:28 AM
Replies: 57
Views: 3,270
Posted By dman
The road connecting Indians and carmel Valley...

The road connecting Indians and carmel Valley (through Arroyo Seco) has been closed for about 20 years. http://www.ventanawild.org/forums/viewtopic.php?f=26&t=423

-dman
Forum: Thumpers 06-20-2014, 11:16 AM
Replies: 101,220
Views: 19,601,322
Posted By dman
Tire reversal

There have been a few posts lately about front tire cupping. I had pretty major cupping/scalloping on my front D606 after about 3000 mostly-highway miles, so last week I tried reversing it. It feels...
Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 06-11-2014, 07:58 PM
Replies: 68
Views: 5,120
Posted By dman
I think the peninsula is a better place to start...

I think the peninsula is a better place to start than East Bay. More commute options since you don't have to cross the Bay, which limits you to BART under the water or bus or bike on the bridge....
Forum: Thumpers 06-08-2014, 09:10 PM
Replies: 101,220
Views: 19,601,322
Posted By dman
My Golden Boy doesn't say Shinko anywhere. I...

My Golden Boy doesn't say Shinko anywhere. I realize it may be identical functionally but it's like ordering a Chevy truck and getting a GMC.
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