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Forum: Road warriors 01-25-2008, 03:15 PM
Replies: 72
Views: 12,863
Posted By gdeiss
Aaa

Not sure about Canada, but in the states you have to have AAA PLUS RV to get real motorcycle coverage. Quoting from AAA's website:

"Vehicles eligible for AAA Basic and AAA Plus emergency road...
Forum: Thumpers 01-16-2008, 05:12 PM
Replies: 8,714
Views: 1,193,586
Posted By gdeiss
gas mileage vs. mods

I, too, would like to have a better running bike, cold weather or otherwise, but I'm wondering what effect the typical airbox/rejet mods would have on my DR200's gas mileage. I'm tempted to do the...
Forum: Road warriors 11-22-2007, 07:23 AM
Replies: 64
Views: 4,717
Posted By gdeiss
priorities

Honda certainly does not pin its existance on how many motorcycles it sells, but then neither do most of the rest of the motorsports biggies. Suzuki, Kawasaki, Yamaha, and BMW all have greater...
Forum: Thumpers 09-17-2007, 11:43 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 602
Posted By gdeiss
rear rack loads

I was looking at a 2008 KLR650 over the weekend and noticed a label on the rear rack that limited loads to 10 kg. or 22 pounds. Goodness knows I've seen KLR racks (as well as others) loaded to far...
Forum: Thumpers 06-26-2007, 02:47 PM
Replies: 8,714
Views: 1,193,586
Posted By gdeiss
Just Ride and Steve GS have both gone to 40T rear...

Just Ride and Steve GS have both gone to 40T rear sprocket on their DR200s. Just Ride is a self-proclaimed 200 lbs, while Steve GS is 140 lbs. Just Ride sees quite a performance improvement, while...
Forum: The Rockies It's all downhill from here... 06-26-2007, 02:17 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 297
Posted By gdeiss
Sorry! It's 27-29 July 2007.

Sorry! It's 27-29 July 2007.
Forum: The Rockies It's all downhill from here... 06-26-2007, 01:55 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 297
Posted By gdeiss
BC Touratech event

I know, this a Rocky Mountain forum, but this event might be close enough to some to be tempting if you've got nothing better to do on 27-29 July 2007!

The first Touratech Travel Event in Canada,...
Forum: Pacific Northwet - Where it's green. And wet. 06-26-2007, 01:52 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 515
Posted By gdeiss
BC Touratech event

I know, this a Northwest forum, but this event is close enough to be tempting if you've got nothing better to do on 27-29 July 2007!

The first Touratech Travel Event in Canada, a motorbike rally...
Forum: Canada 06-26-2007, 01:45 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 2,332
Posted By gdeiss
Got an e-mail from the Touratech people about...

Got an e-mail from the Touratech people about what may be on the agenda for the July 27-29 event at Toad Rock. Here's what they sent:


The first Touratech Travel Event in Canada, a motorbike...
Forum: Thumpers 06-06-2007, 12:56 PM
Replies: 8,714
Views: 1,193,586
Posted By gdeiss
Speaking of handlebars, those on my '97 DR200Se...

Speaking of handlebars, those on my '97 DR200Se are very slightly bent and new ones are pretty cheap as long as I stay away from interesting alloys. If I'm replacing I'd want something that was a...
Forum: Road warriors 05-20-2007, 10:15 AM
Replies: 61
Views: 5,910
Posted By gdeiss
I'm going to guess that the last post was made to...

I'm going to guess that the last post was made to poke fun at the often confusing units of the English system of measurement. The imperial gallon is 4.546 liters while the U.S. gallon 3.785 liters...
Forum: Beasts 05-19-2007, 06:19 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 703
Posted By gdeiss
A wee-strom is likely my next bike, and a change...

A wee-strom is likely my next bike, and a change in gearing is something I'd consider doing as well. I read your post with some interest then, but I'm not sure what you mean by saying "about the...
Forum: Thumpers 05-19-2007, 05:57 AM
Replies: 7,952
Views: 2,151,939
Posted By gdeiss
In message #436 of this thread I posted a pic of...

In message #436 of this thread I posted a pic of my dr200 with a newly installed Walmart seat cover. "A couple of days" became a week and a half, but I finally got out and rode for about an hour...
Forum: Thumpers 05-19-2007, 05:36 AM
Replies: 8,714
Views: 1,193,586
Posted By gdeiss
I, too, am 5'10", 30" inseam, about 200lbs., and...

I, too, am 5'10", 30" inseam, about 200lbs., and the dr200 is not too small for me but I'm glad it's not any smaller. I don't get off-road with it, don't ride aggressively, and am content with it's...
Forum: Thumpers 05-07-2007, 10:10 PM
Replies: 278
Views: 63,537
Posted By gdeiss
Forgive the modest hijack, but I installed the...

Forgive the modest hijack, but I installed the Walmart seat cover on my Suzuki dr200 yesterday and it fit just fine. Haven't ridden it yet, but it's got to be better than the groin-numbing stock...
Forum: Thumpers 05-07-2007, 10:00 PM
Replies: 7,952
Views: 2,151,939
Posted By gdeiss
. . . and the second pic.

. . . and the second pic.
Forum: Thumpers 05-07-2007, 09:58 PM
Replies: 7,952
Views: 2,151,939
Posted By gdeiss
Here are a couple of pics of the Walmart ATV seat...

Here are a couple of pics of the Walmart ATV seat cover on my dr200. I haven't ridden since I put the seat on yesterday but hope to get out in the next day or two. I'll post a report then.
Forum: Thumpers 05-07-2007, 07:51 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 702
Posted By gdeiss
Try...

Try http://www.twojacks.com/eshopprod_cat_2624-21427_product_307721.MSR_174_PROFILE_CARBONSTEEL.htm for specs on MSR bars and http://www.mooseracing.com/pdf/handlebarscarbonsteel.pdf for specs on...
Forum: Thumpers 05-06-2007, 09:16 PM
Replies: 7,952
Views: 2,151,939
Posted By gdeiss
Glad to hear of the success of the 16:45 gearing....

Glad to hear of the success of the 16:45 gearing. I'm still running stock but am hoping to switch to either the 16:45 or the 15:42 setup soon. I look forward to what others will report on these...
Forum: Thumpers 04-17-2007, 10:25 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 3,614
Posted By gdeiss
John, Any news on how the Yamaha petcock...

John,

Any news on how the Yamaha petcock worked out?

Greg
Forum: Thumpers 04-15-2007, 06:37 PM
Replies: 7,952
Views: 2,151,939
Posted By gdeiss
So . . . I'm on the verge of doing two things to...

So . . . I'm on the verge of doing two things to my '97 DR200. One is to get Kientech's rejetting and airbox mod kid for $25. The other is to order a new chain and sprockets (pending results...
Forum: Thumpers 04-15-2007, 07:58 AM
Replies: 7,952
Views: 2,151,939
Posted By gdeiss
I have a DR200 and am (im)patiently awaiting the...

I have a DR200 and am (im)patiently awaiting the results of the different sprocket combinations that will soon be tested by other posters here. As I need to change at least a chain right now it...
Forum: Thumpers 04-08-2007, 12:37 AM
Replies: 7,952
Views: 2,151,939
Posted By gdeiss
About a year ago I was bitten by the adventure...

About a year ago I was bitten by the adventure bug, and for a month or so I've been intrigued by the minimalist concept. It's so sensible and practical, at least it is to me now that I'm 55 instead...
Forum: Pacific Northwet - Where it's green. And wet. 03-19-2007, 04:39 AM
Replies: 66
Views: 5,023
Posted By gdeiss
Lewiston, Idaho area #2

I'll second the Baitshop in Lewiston; breakfast is served all day long.

Kamiah: the Hearthstone Bakery has great food and reasonable prices, but is only open until 3 p.m.

Cottonwood: the...
Forum: Road warriors 10-19-2006, 10:40 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 6,593
Posted By gdeiss
In the USA?

From the Glaves Report at BMWMOA . . .

"Show staff at Intermot were unable to provide details concerning when or if the new G650X bikes or the F800 bikes were destined for the United States...
Forum: Beasts 09-06-2006, 02:14 PM
Replies: 250
Views: 16,068
Posted By gdeiss
warranty

Didn't mean to contribute to a firestorm (firestrom?) here, but the focus of recent posts seems to be misdirected. As stated in my original post, warranty coverage is not a big concern; Toyota has a...
Forum: Beasts 09-05-2006, 05:51 PM
Replies: 250
Views: 16,068
Posted By gdeiss
warranty reliability

Thanks all for the replies, especially Django's (as in Reinhardt?). No, not all that you read on the internet is true, but I've found in other areas of interest that if you winnow what is written...
Forum: Beasts 09-05-2006, 11:31 AM
Replies: 250
Views: 16,068
Posted By gdeiss
waiting for a reply

In post #43 in this thread Ergo stated that Suzuki had the worst warranty record in the industry. In post #51 I asked for verification of this statement. Since then there have been many interesting...
Forum: Beasts 08-30-2006, 10:03 AM
Replies: 250
Views: 16,068
Posted By gdeiss
From Ergo's remarks . . . 8. Suzuki has the...

From Ergo's remarks . . .

8. Suzuki has the worst warranty record and shortest coverage in the industry. :deal

I'm curious to know the source for the "Suzuki has the worst warranty record"...
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