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Forum: Thumpers 06-13-2012, 08:55 AM
Replies: 98,529
Views: 18,771,673
Posted By Porrick
Excessive backpressure symptoms

Hello all,

I know that excessive backpressure (from exhaust blockage or the-like) can cause poor gas mileage and engine overheating, but can it also cause head gasket blowout and/or oil pan...
Forum: Equipment 03-30-2012, 11:21 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 2,347
Posted By Porrick
Hey, I can get two Kriega US-30 bags for that...

Hey, I can get two Kriega US-30 bags for that price (same capacity and actually waterproof) and still have cash left over for pizza and beerZZZ!
Forum: Equipment 03-30-2012, 11:13 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 2,347
Posted By Porrick
No I didn't . You'll have to forgive my...

No I didn't . You'll have to forgive my ignorance, I am but a lowly DR rider with Dirtbagz and a dry duffle. Practically a KLR rider, really........:evil:evil
Forum: Equipment 03-30-2012, 08:11 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 2,347
Posted By Porrick
Yeah, but it's the soft tailbag that I'm talking...

Yeah, but it's the soft tailbag that I'm talking about. Checkit: http://www.touratech-usa.com/Store/1859/PN-055-1222/Tail-Rack-Bag-XL-R1200GS <http: www.touratech-usa.com="" store="" 1859=""...
Forum: Equipment 03-30-2012, 06:59 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 2,347
Posted By Porrick
Touratech bags

I'm curious: just what is it that makes these Touratech tail bags worth $350+? That's crazy expensive and they're not even truly waterproof --what does it say on the site, "dirt averse and water...
Forum: Thumpers 03-16-2012, 12:44 PM
Replies: 98,529
Views: 18,771,673
Posted By Porrick
Another vote here for Screensforbikes. Excellent...

Another vote here for Screensforbikes. Excellent shields, look great and awesome customer service.
Forum: Equipment 03-14-2012, 07:25 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 2,869
Posted By Porrick
Yes, better for bulbous, tree trunk calves.

Yes, better for bulbous, tree trunk calves.
Forum: Equipment 03-14-2012, 10:56 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 2,869
Posted By Porrick
Buy them.

Buy them.
Forum: GPS Tracks - Northeast, Southeast & Florida 02-29-2012, 10:01 AM
Replies: 74
Views: 30,712
Posted By Porrick
Just stumbled on this and also sent an FB friend...

Just stumbled on this and also sent an FB friend request. Thanks. Porrick (Pat)
Forum: Ride reports 01-24-2012, 12:40 PM
Replies: 60
Views: 13,129
Posted By Porrick
From Clifden I hugged the coast up the N59 and...

From Clifden I hugged the coast up the N59 and R335 past luisberg and on to that tourist hot spot Westport.

Resized to 69% (was 1024 x 681) - Click image to...
Forum: Day Trippin' 01-23-2012, 11:00 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,226
Posted By Porrick
Thanks for this, I did my first multi-day...

Thanks for this, I did my first multi-day motorcycle trip on a rental out of Chiang Mai back in 1991. We went up through Chiang Rai to Mae Sai on the (scary) highway/roads, did day-trips around the...
Forum: Equipment 12-29-2011, 12:47 PM
Replies: 76
Views: 7,027
Posted By Porrick
Like Bump, until recently I have carried first a...

Like Bump, until recently I have carried first a Nikon D70s and then a D200 on many very active trips --skiing, climbing, MTB-ing, hiking and the-like. I went with the 18-200mm VR lens (over the...
Forum: Day Trippin' 12-29-2011, 12:30 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 6,211
Posted By Porrick
Thanks for this great report VietHorse! ...

Thanks for this great report VietHorse! Motorcycles, good friends, good food, a nice place to hang out -- hard to beat that. Nice pics too.

I've been to VietNam a few times now --even went...
Forum: Thumpers 12-23-2011, 07:14 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 889
Posted By Porrick
Google is your friend: Try: "Zen DR650...

Google is your friend:

Try:

"Zen DR650 Electrical Page" and "Procycle DR650 FAQ - Electrical and Lighting"

Basically, the answer is probably. You have about 60watts to play with. You...
Forum: Day Trippin' 12-22-2011, 12:14 PM
Replies: 98
Views: 22,219
Posted By Porrick
This is awesome. Guess I've gotta get my CT70...

This is awesome. Guess I've gotta get my CT70 running now.......
Forum: Thumpers 12-20-2011, 09:52 AM
Replies: 134
Views: 7,488
Posted By Porrick
I must admit that I assumed that this bike would...

I must admit that I assumed that this bike would be primarily a road bike, with some occasional gravel and minor offroad excursions -- hence the KLR recommendation. If you are shooting for 50/50...
Forum: Thumpers 12-20-2011, 09:40 AM
Replies: 98,529
Views: 18,771,673
Posted By Porrick
Kobukan: If you raise the bike back up...

Kobukan:

If you raise the bike back up before you score a longer stand, you can always attach a standard hockey puck to the short stand to get the height you need. Just drill two small holes in...
Forum: Thumpers 12-20-2011, 09:04 AM
Replies: 134
Views: 7,488
Posted By Porrick
Experiences like that are a good thing -- if you...

Experiences like that are a good thing -- if you can use the lesson you learned. A little fear (and the skills course) will help keep you alive......
Forum: Thumpers 12-20-2011, 09:02 AM
Replies: 134
Views: 7,488
Posted By Porrick
KLR: YES. Also..... I am an avid MTB-er as...

KLR: YES. Also.....

I am an avid MTB-er as well, and I feel as though there is some translation in the bike handling skills department --especially if you venture off road. Don't know if...
Forum: Thumpers 12-16-2011, 02:49 PM
Replies: 197
Views: 36,380
Posted By Porrick
I'm too impatient to send the high/low back, so I...

I'm too impatient to send the high/low back, so I just stripped the harness of the relay and extraneous wiring and ran it like the single setup --powered directly from the headlight plug. It was...
Forum: Thumpers 12-16-2011, 07:28 AM
Replies: 82
Views: 33,765
Posted By Porrick
I don't have pics with me, but another soft bag...

I don't have pics with me, but another soft bag option to consider (and relatively inexpensive and light) is Dirt Bagz with a dry duffle.

I run DBz Rangers, a medium Seattle Sports roll top dry...
Forum: Thumpers 12-15-2011, 12:32 PM
Replies: 98,529
Views: 18,771,673
Posted By Porrick
I got this from Highway Dirt Bikes (along with...

I got this from Highway Dirt Bikes (along with the top-clamp setup), but it may very well be a Trail Tech item.....
Forum: Thumpers 12-15-2011, 08:51 AM
Replies: 98,529
Views: 18,771,673
Posted By Porrick
You could also always do this:

You could also always do this:
Forum: Thumpers 12-14-2011, 01:04 PM
Replies: 133
Views: 23,565
Posted By Porrick
Hey 3DChief, I'd be interested to hear what...

Hey 3DChief,

I'd be interested to hear what you find when you tear into that carb. I have the same thing -- crappy mpg and running super rich (based on plugs).

I just pulled the carb to...
Forum: Thumpers 12-14-2011, 12:50 PM
Replies: 197
Views: 36,380
Posted By Porrick
AdvGrifter, Hmm, I thought I saw your...

AdvGrifter,

Hmm, I thought I saw your thread, but somehow I got the (wrong) impression that it was a high/low setup. I guess this explains why I was so confused. Wow, reading IS fundamental.... ...
Forum: Thumpers 12-14-2011, 10:06 AM
Replies: 197
Views: 36,380
Posted By Porrick
AdvGrifter, So are you running the high/low...

AdvGrifter,

So are you running the high/low setup with the big relay box? If so, any advice on mounting and/or wiring the relay would be very much appreciated. I agree about temp --I went with...
Forum: Thumpers 12-14-2011, 09:16 AM
Replies: 197
Views: 36,380
Posted By Porrick
I think that many of the Buell/DR setups just run...

I think that many of the Buell/DR setups just run a 35w low on one side and a 55w high on the other --and they are on separately. This still gives better light than the stock DR light for whatever...
Forum: Thumpers 12-13-2011, 02:02 PM
Replies: 197
Views: 36,380
Posted By Porrick
Aerocycle, I've now read that others that...

Aerocycle,

I've now read that others that got a double bulb harness just cut and taped up the long leads without any trouble, so I will remove them from the relay as that is cleaner. As for that...
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 12-13-2011, 11:28 AM
Replies: 1,557
Views: 159,942
Posted By Porrick
Hey, anyone ridden the Powell River Trail off...

Hey, anyone ridden the Powell River Trail off Mine Mountain Road near Elizabeth Furnace campground?

I was just checking out a possible day trip loop with a return along the Fort Valley Road. ...
Forum: Thumpers 12-13-2011, 09:07 AM
Replies: 197
Views: 36,380
Posted By Porrick
DDM HID kit --issues

Well, after a three week wait, I finally got my DDM single bulb high/low HID kit. I was a little nervous when I saw on the tracking info that t was drop-shipped from China, but the price was great...
Forum: Thumpers 12-13-2011, 08:24 AM
Replies: 98,529
Views: 18,771,673
Posted By Porrick
I don't have pics with me here, but I mounted the...

I don't have pics with me here, but I mounted the magnet that is designed to replace one rotor bolt and found that the sensor would not pick up the signal if mounted along the longer flat edge of the...
Forum: Thumpers 12-12-2011, 10:16 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 3,934
Posted By Porrick
That is sweet!

That is sweet!
Forum: Thumpers 12-12-2011, 10:13 AM
Replies: 54
Views: 19,969
Posted By Porrick
Thanks! Yeah, the lower holes are sized to hold...

Thanks! Yeah, the lower holes are sized to hold Powerlet plugs. I may install a couple, but would need to make some chnages to my accessories, as I am set up for standard auto cig lighter plugs...
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 12-11-2011, 08:37 PM
Replies: 1,557
Views: 159,942
Posted By Porrick
Got the file -- thanks very much!

Got the file -- thanks very much!
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 12-09-2011, 01:00 PM
Replies: 1,557
Views: 159,942
Posted By Porrick
Can someone shoot me a copy of the BRT file or PM...

Can someone shoot me a copy of the BRT file or PM me with info on how to get it? I PM'd Error, but got no response....\

TIA, Porrick
Forum: Thumpers 12-09-2011, 08:12 AM
Replies: 54
Views: 19,969
Posted By Porrick
My dash (still a work in progress): --Pro...

My dash (still a work in progress):

--Pro Taper Contour fat bars (KTM/Suzuki stock bend)
--Motion Pro replacement throttle tube
--Scott MX grips
--Pro Taper lower bar mount
--Highway Dirt...
Forum: Thumpers 12-08-2011, 07:53 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 3,934
Posted By Porrick
Dukegnarly, I figured you must've got into...

Dukegnarly, I figured you must've got into something else and put this aside. Yeah, the wiring you posted (or passed on anyway) was spot-on. Worked great with the simple ATV switch. Hey, post up...
Forum: Thumpers 12-08-2011, 07:29 PM
Replies: 98,529
Views: 18,771,673
Posted By Porrick
HID on/off

This is great timing. I have the DDM high/low kit on the way right now. I was gonna just stick with the H4 and wire relays and an off switch (like the Eastern Beaver's kits), but decided the DDM...
Forum: Thumpers 12-08-2011, 01:09 PM
Replies: 133
Views: 23,565
Posted By Porrick
Keep hearing that the Acerbis 6.6gal for 96-on...

Keep hearing that the Acerbis 6.6gal for 96-on DRs is around the corner. Anyone heard anything lately?
Forum: Thumpers 12-08-2011, 11:11 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 3,934
Posted By Porrick
Borrowed the wife's cell phone for a pic. This...

Borrowed the wife's cell phone for a pic. This is not the permanent switch location. Waiting for the HBD combo mount for key switch/iPod control...Here ya go:
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