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Forum: Ride reports Today, 01:23 PM
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Posted By zekester63
DAY 1: The 960 Mile All-Nighter plus some riding...

DAY 1: The 960 Mile All-Nighter plus some riding...

Our plan was to leave bright and early on Saturday, and drive out to Monticello, UT. We would stay the night there so we could get a nice,...
Forum: Ride reports Today, 08:19 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 381
Posted By zekester63
For a while now some friends and I have wanted to...

For a while now some friends and I have wanted to go on a ride that was more than just a few days, like our awesome trip last year to New Mexico. The TAT has always been appealing, but with only a...
Forum: Day Trippin' Yesterday, 09:39 PM
Replies: 114
Views: 10,528
Posted By zekester63
The rest of this Utah report can be found at The...

The rest of this Utah report can be found at The Southeast Utah 1000
Forum: Ride reports Yesterday, 08:51 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 381
Posted By zekester63
The Southeast Utah 1000

First, a few teasers to start things off:


2 Dual Sport Bikes
7 Days
1034 miles
White Rim Trail
Natural Bridges
Moki Dugway
Lockhart Basin
Forum: Ride reports 10-21-2014, 06:16 AM
Replies: 182
Views: 28,683
Posted By zekester63
I don't think you'll be disappointed with the...

I don't think you'll be disappointed with the WRR, as long as you understand what you're buying - it's not the best in the dirt, nor best on the street, but it's a real nice compromise of both IMO. ...
Forum: Day Trippin' 10-20-2014, 01:47 PM
Replies: 114
Views: 10,528
Posted By zekester63
Roxy goes to Utah: Sneak preview

Here's a few sneak preview pictures. Needless to say, the week of riding in southeast Utah was epic!

http://edlin.net/myphotos/i.php?/upload/2014/10/19/20141019191238-c4d7801f-la.jpg
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Forum: Thumpers 10-20-2014, 01:26 PM
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Posted By zekester63
Just got back from a week in southeast Utah. ...

Just got back from a week in southeast Utah. Hopefully I'll get some time to post some pics pretty soon. So much to see and so many awesome places to ride there... Valley of the Gods, Comb Wash,...
Forum: Ride reports 10-20-2014, 12:59 PM
Replies: 125
Views: 9,099
Posted By zekester63
Great stuff HF. Just got back from 7 days in SE...

Great stuff HF. Just got back from 7 days in SE Utah myself, so seeing those pictures now meant more to me than they would have otherwise. Fortunately it was a dry week for us.

Parts of the...
Forum: Day Trippin' 10-09-2014, 11:57 AM
Replies: 114
Views: 10,528
Posted By zekester63
Roxy goes to Utah: Pre-trip thoughts

We’re both pretty much all packed now, have our food situation figured out, and are ready to roll. We’ll be camping every night we’re riding, so we have all that gear along with as well. We thought...
Forum: Day Trippin' 10-09-2014, 11:56 AM
Replies: 114
Views: 10,528
Posted By zekester63
Roxy goes to Utah: Pre-trip thoughts

That leaves me, riding my WR250X (disguised as a R on D606s) and Okraider81 (Dave), riding his trusty DRZ400, fondly known as QE2, also recently shod with a rear D606.

Dave and I both decided to...
Forum: Day Trippin' 10-09-2014, 11:53 AM
Replies: 114
Views: 10,528
Posted By zekester63
Roxy goes to Utah: Pre-trip thoughts

For a while now some friends and I have wanted to go on a ride that was more than just a weekend or few days (like our awesome trip last year to New Mexico), but just weren’t sure where to go since...
Forum: Day Trippin' 10-08-2014, 03:06 PM
Replies: 114
Views: 10,528
Posted By zekester63
Roxy goes to Utah

Stay tuned!
Forum: Thumpers 10-02-2014, 01:26 PM
Replies: 231
Views: 28,578
Posted By zekester63
Looks like a nice setup. On mine, the PO had...

Looks like a nice setup.

On mine, the PO had drilled out the stock exhaust and also fitted it with a Graves insert, and it was fairly loud. I put a Q4 on it (also have programmer with all the...
Forum: Thumpers 09-25-2014, 09:22 AM
Replies: 45,383
Views: 8,889,288
Posted By zekester63
A buddy and I are headed to SE Utah in a couple...

A buddy and I are headed to SE Utah in a couple weeks for 6 days of riding, and now that I have the 4.7 on, I will be able to relax and not get so stressed out about our itinerary and making the...
Forum: Thumpers 09-19-2014, 12:07 PM
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Posted By zekester63
Great video! Looks like a really nice ride. ...

Great video! Looks like a really nice ride. Don't know if I could ride and camp in those temps though!
Forum: Thumpers 09-18-2014, 08:55 AM
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Posted By zekester63
Cudos on a roadside swap. Maybe I've just been...

Cudos on a roadside swap. Maybe I've just been more careful trying to pry it apart that I need to be.

Something about this just now dawned on me. I haven't replaced the fuel line for either...
Forum: Ride reports 09-18-2014, 08:09 AM
Replies: 182
Views: 28,683
Posted By zekester63
Jordan, great report so far! I also...

Jordan, great report so far!

I also enjoyed your RR from last year, and I think it was probably the main inspiration for me to come up with my own route/plans for a week in SE Utah that 3 of us...
Forum: Thumpers 09-18-2014, 07:46 AM
Replies: 45,383
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Posted By zekester63
I have also done the eBay fuel pump swap...

I have also done the eBay fuel pump swap (different brand), with no issues in the past year. I've actually done this twice now, since I have 2 tanks, both with their own fuel pumps.



YMMV with...
Forum: Thumpers 09-16-2014, 09:57 AM
Replies: 45,383
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Posted By zekester63
+1 ... although I just put one on my bike. ...

+1 ... although I just put one on my bike. Definitely function over form. I bought the natural color, and gotta say it's awesome with just a quick glance knowing how much gas I have, without...
Forum: Thumpers 09-12-2014, 01:22 PM
Replies: 45,383
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Posted By zekester63
If air is able to pass between the exhaust and...

If air is able to pass between the exhaust and cases, I doubt it will be necessary. At any rate, as long as you plan ahead enough before you need them for a trip, you can get them set up and take a...
Forum: Thumpers 09-12-2014, 06:22 AM
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Posted By zekester63
+1 on this stuff. I used this on my IMS tank. ...

+1 on this stuff. I used this on my IMS tank. I've also used it under the stock exhaust shield as an extra precaution, since I've had my saddlebags get a bit "sticky" on it before on long, hot...
Forum: Thumpers 09-08-2014, 08:06 PM
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Posted By zekester63
I'm running 90/90-21 front and 120/90-18 rear on...

I'm running 90/90-21 front and 120/90-18 rear on my stock rims.
Forum: Beasts 09-07-2014, 06:24 PM
Replies: 3,817
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Posted By zekester63
Congrats! I really like the new Vee2.

Congrats! I really like the new Vee2.
Forum: Thumpers 09-05-2014, 12:23 PM
Replies: 45,383
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Posted By zekester63
I've got Hot Grips on my WR and Oxfords on my...

I've got Hot Grips on my WR and Oxfords on my VStrom, and prefer the Oxfords. I also use 2 throttle side grips, but use a big piece of heat shrink on the left hand side. Works great!

Oh, and I...
Forum: Tejas and the Gulf States 09-03-2014, 10:54 AM
Replies: 2,765
Views: 182,562
Posted By zekester63
No doubt it's a nice tag location - I'd like to...

No doubt it's a nice tag location - I'd like to visit some day myself when it's a more convenient time for me. Hopefully some players in the "other half of Oklahoma" will step up pretty soon so this...
Forum: Thumpers 09-02-2014, 08:50 PM
Replies: 45,383
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Posted By zekester63
Pop can mod? Where can I find info on this?

Pop can mod? Where can I find info on this?
Forum: Thumpers 09-02-2014, 05:29 PM
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Views: 8,889,288
Posted By zekester63
Thanks for the write-up Kyle! :thumb Have...

Thanks for the write-up Kyle! :thumb

Have you had a chance to ride it with the new rotor yet? Curious what you think of it, if there's much "full floater" rattle, overall impression, etc.
Forum: Thumpers 09-02-2014, 04:47 PM
Replies: 45,383
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Posted By zekester63
Cool - thanks for the additional info and pics.

Cool - thanks for the additional info and pics.
Forum: Thumpers 09-02-2014, 11:36 AM
Replies: 45,383
Views: 8,889,288
Posted By zekester63
Did you have to fabricate anything or does it...

Did you have to fabricate anything or does it pretty much bolt right up? I've got a stock VStrom windscreen sitting in my garage that I could use the same way.

Is the bracket the regular bracket...
Forum: Thumpers 09-01-2014, 03:48 PM
Replies: 45,383
Views: 8,889,288
Posted By zekester63
I wasn't going to take a chance with my E-12s, so...

I wasn't going to take a chance with my E-12s, so I mounted the stock heat shield on my Q4. I'd heard of some issues, and it wasn't too difficult to mount with some hose clamps and a small piece of...
Forum: Tejas and the Gulf States 08-29-2014, 12:04 PM
Replies: 2,765
Views: 182,562
Posted By zekester63
Crikey! :eek1 That's about as far away from...

Crikey! :eek1

That's about as far away from us "easterners" as you can get I suppose. Nice tag!
Forum: Thumpers 08-28-2014, 08:40 PM
Replies: 45,383
Views: 8,889,288
Posted By zekester63
Congrats! Did you keep your Vee or are you...

Congrats! Did you keep your Vee or are you downsizing? I love my Wee2 and WRR/X combo, but understand that's not always in the dice for some to have more than 1 bike.
Forum: Tejas and the Gulf States 08-28-2014, 01:11 PM
Replies: 2,765
Views: 182,562
Posted By zekester63
Guess it's a good thing nobody else grabbed it...

Guess it's a good thing nobody else grabbed it today before Stevie got there... :evil
Forum: Ride reports 08-28-2014, 12:47 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 3,726
Posted By zekester63
Nice report and pics - thanks for taking us...

Nice report and pics - thanks for taking us along! :thumb
Forum: Thumpers 08-28-2014, 09:49 AM
Replies: 45,383
Views: 8,889,288
Posted By zekester63
So, being a full floating rotor, does that mean...

So, being a full floating rotor, does that mean it's going to rattle? I guess if it works good it will pay off in the long run not having to mess with the caliper.
Forum: Thumpers 08-27-2014, 08:09 PM
Replies: 45,383
Views: 8,889,288
Posted By zekester63
I will probably do this if it works out good for...

I will probably do this if it works out good for you. Please keep us posted after you get it done ... if you don't mind.
Forum: Thumpers 08-27-2014, 07:58 PM
Replies: 45,383
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Posted By zekester63
Ya I think that's what some do, and probably a...

Ya I think that's what some do, and probably a good plan. Better braking then too. What kind of price are they talking about if you don't mind me asking? I just never looked into options like this...
Forum: Thumpers 08-27-2014, 07:49 PM
Replies: 45,383
Views: 8,889,288
Posted By zekester63
Sweet. I use both sets on my X regularly. ...

Sweet. I use both sets on my X regularly.

Do you get the front caliper for the R wheel as well? Unless there's some trick I'm not aware of, you'll need the R front caliper. It's not difficult -...
Forum: Tejas and the Gulf States 08-27-2014, 03:52 PM
Replies: 5,589
Views: 398,225
Posted By zekester63
Oklahoma ADV Riders BS Thread

You might check out the OAT:

http://www.advrider.com/forums/showthread.php?t=836706

Here's another site with some links to the various sections. The Perry to Cleveland section isn't far from...
Forum: Thumpers 08-27-2014, 11:57 AM
Replies: 45,383
Views: 8,889,288
Posted By zekester63
I track mine on Fuelly, and right now over the...

I track mine on Fuelly, and right now over the last 10 tanks I'm averaging 52.6. I've gotten anywhere from 40mpg to 62mpg.

I think this with mileage is somewhat a mystery. Case in point - in...
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