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Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 08-05-2014, 12:13 PM
Replies: 2,832
Views: 768,540
Posted By tweeder
Hmm, lots of slow mo shots with no content and...

Hmm, lots of slow mo shots with no content and big graphics...

:puke1
Forum: GS Boxers 08-04-2014, 04:37 PM
Replies: 380
Views: 48,387
Posted By tweeder
This is not your problem as the consumer. I had...

This is not your problem as the consumer. I had to have a wheel bearing removed/replaced on the rear axle of my truck years ago. Brought the axle in to the shop. The "book" said it should take...
Forum: Some Assembly Required 07-14-2014, 06:19 PM
Replies: 305
Views: 33,109
Posted By tweeder
You, sir, have class. What the hell are you...

You, sir, have class. What the hell are you doing on ADVRider?



:hide

Impressive work, awesome to follow, wish you the best!
Forum: Beasts 07-06-2014, 08:51 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 350
Posted By tweeder
:fpalm

:fpalm
Forum: Beasts 07-06-2014, 04:00 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 508
Posted By tweeder
Don't know if this helps...

but here you go:
http://www.vstrom.info/Smf/index.php/topic,7571.0.html

More good stuff on VSRI as well
Forum: Beasts 07-05-2014, 05:10 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,108
Posted By tweeder
VSRI has a helpful link: ...

VSRI has a helpful link:
http://www.vstrom.info/Smf/index.php/topic,11115.0.html
Forum: GS Boxers 06-20-2014, 11:36 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 2,271
Posted By tweeder
Money is often the conduit through which people...

Money is often the conduit through which people show their lack of intelligence.
Forum: Beasts 06-12-2014, 11:04 PM
Replies: 64
Views: 7,479
Posted By tweeder
I haven't read the whole thread, so I apologize...

I haven't read the whole thread, so I apologize if you mentioned where you are...that being said, there are a whole lot of DL650/1000s out there with less mileage for good prices. While those bikes...
Forum: Beasts 06-01-2014, 07:25 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,906
Posted By tweeder
ProTaper Se ATV Hi

I have the ProTaper ATV Hi bend bars on my Wee (whatever the stock size diameter is, I believe 7/8"). I don't know if these are the SE or "regular" ProTaper bars.

They provide great sweep and...
Forum: Beasts 06-01-2014, 11:10 AM
Replies: 1,511
Views: 716,964
Posted By tweeder
Love riding in that area...

Great roads out there
Forum: Thumpers 06-01-2014, 11:08 AM
Replies: 42
Views: 3,271
Posted By tweeder
Oh, I'm jumping on too...

Honda Fit with a finicky manual? One of the best clutches and gearboxes I've ever used-snick, snick, snick each gear change. Still the same as when we bought it 68,000 miles ago.
Forum: Equipment 05-31-2014, 09:34 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 457
Posted By tweeder
Scala Rider Q1 teamset

I researched the Senas (SMH10s at the time) and the Scala Rider Q1s for two up riding. We have been extremely happy with the Scalas. Plenty of volume that isn't distorted with music. We can hear...
Forum: Thumpers 05-31-2014, 09:21 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 3,271
Posted By tweeder
:amazon :lurk As far as front/rear...

:amazon

:lurk

As far as front/rear wheel rolling-is there a difference if the chain is disconnected? With no chain, the front sprocket wouldn't turn, which means engine internals aren't moving...
Forum: Beasts 05-27-2014, 11:37 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 841
Posted By tweeder
check axle and fork tube bolts

I have had an ongoing issue with this on my 07 DL650. My first step was to get the front wheel off the ground, and loosen every bolt that holds the wheel and/or forks in place. That way, if there's...
Forum: The Garage 05-19-2014, 10:56 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,036
Posted By tweeder
I agree. His customer service has been great. ...

I agree. His customer service has been great. When I told him I had the rack welded, he offered me a discount on other products if I choose to get something from him in the future. I can't ask for...
Forum: The Garage 05-19-2014, 09:48 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,036
Posted By tweeder
The vendor offered to refund me my money before I...

The vendor offered to refund me my money before I explained that I had had a welder change some things up. He has been quick to answer my questions and readily available to try to help. His...
Forum: The Garage 05-18-2014, 10:16 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,036
Posted By tweeder
Updated pics

So I went ahead and had a welder do some work on the rack and we made some changes/improvements. Note that the interference from the tail rack is not an aftermarket item itself; it's the stock tail...
Forum: The Garage 05-17-2014, 07:44 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,036
Posted By tweeder
Fair point. Rack and panniers were $550...

Fair point. Rack and panniers were $550 delivered. Haven't really checked out the panniers, but first glance they look alright.

Ended up having a welder change some things for me. Cut off part...
Forum: Beasts 05-17-2014, 01:58 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 372
Posted By tweeder
Cross thread from Equipment-opinions on this rack design

I picked up this rack and set of panniers from an online vendor (not on ADV, and I'll withhold the name for now). I'm having problems with the rack interfering with the stock tail rack on my DL650. ...
Forum: The Garage 05-17-2014, 12:54 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,036
Posted By tweeder
I had not thought about the slimmer part having a...

I had not thought about the slimmer part having a different strength. In 3 years of hard use the other rack was fine at that mounting point. I could be wrong.

The stock rack could be ground...
Forum: The Garage 05-17-2014, 12:36 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,036
Posted By tweeder
Question opinions on this rack design

I picked up this rack and set of panniers from an online vendor (not on ADV, and I'll withhold the name for now). I'm having problems with the rack interfering with the stock tail rack on my DL650. ...
Forum: Beasts 05-04-2014, 11:57 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 666
Posted By tweeder
try Bob at Ironman Dual Sport

No affiliation, but he may be able to help out. Try posting in CA regionals as well if you haven't already.

bob@ironmandualsport.com

Good luck!
Forum: Beasts 05-01-2014, 08:40 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 993
Posted By tweeder
I would sure assume so. I had engine guards...

I would sure assume so. I had engine guards (Givi) on my Wee and went down around 10 MPH in the dirt when the front end washed out/went to full lock on me. The guards bent in and put a dent in the...
Forum: Beasts 04-26-2014, 05:38 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 993
Posted By tweeder
Best response yet!

Best response yet!
Forum: Beasts 04-25-2014, 06:33 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 993
Posted By tweeder
I ride a 2007 DL650. I've provided some advice...

I ride a 2007 DL650. I've provided some advice based on what you may "need" versus what many others have. My encouragement would be to try enjoying the bike before altering much of anything. Then,...
Forum: Pacific Northwet - Where it's green. And wet. 04-17-2014, 07:41 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 261
Posted By tweeder
sorry to bump my own post...

But so far I am thinking we'd go west from Boise. That leaves us with going west on Hwy 20 or 26, or heading south on Hwy 95.

Is Bend worth going to? Crater Lake?

What about portions of the...
Forum: The Rockies It's all downhill from here... 04-17-2014, 07:38 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 368
Posted By tweeder
Is Lolo as bad as the flyer made it out to be? ...

Is Lolo as bad as the flyer made it out to be?

I meant to say southeastern Oregon, not southwestern, looked pretty bleak.

If we were to go from Boise to Bend, would you recommend Hwy 20 or Hwy...
Forum: The Rockies It's all downhill from here... 04-17-2014, 07:13 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 368
Posted By tweeder
Thanks! I haven't taken much of a look into...

Thanks! I haven't taken much of a look into Oregon, but western/southwestern Oregon looks pretty bleak on the maps. Is that true on the ground?
Forum: Pacific Northwet - Where it's green. And wet. 04-17-2014, 01:20 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 261
Posted By tweeder
Chico to Missoula and back

Hey folks,

My wife and I are entertaining the idea of me picking her up in Missoula at the end of her work training over Memorial Day weekend. We'd ride back to Chico (just north of Sacramento)....
Forum: The Rockies It's all downhill from here... 04-17-2014, 01:20 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 368
Posted By tweeder
Chico to Missoula and back

Hey folks,

My wife and I are entertaining the idea of me picking her up in Missoula at the end of her work training over Memorial Day weekend. We'd ride back to Chico (just north of Sacramento)....
Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 04-17-2014, 01:19 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 312
Posted By tweeder
Question Chico to Missoula and back

Hey folks,

My wife and I are entertaining the idea of me picking her up in Missoula at the end of her work training over Memorial Day weekend. We'd ride back to Chico (just north of Sacramento). ...
Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 04-09-2014, 07:29 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 267
Posted By tweeder
Road Rider in San Jose if you want help picking...

Road Rider in San Jose if you want help picking out the right helmet. CycleGear is full of mouth breathing idiots, but their prices are ok.

Haven't been to Scuderia in San Fran, but have heard...
Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 03-27-2014, 12:31 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 2,359
Posted By tweeder
I'm game...

2007 DL650 with Tourances

Ok with mild dirt, get along just fine

Don't like mud or rocks...

Joel
Forum: Beasts 03-10-2014, 09:20 PM
Replies: 67
Views: 7,449
Posted By tweeder
Givi crash bars

I have a pair of older Givi crash bars (purchased summer of 2010 I think). They took one good thwack in the dirt and pushed all the way in far enough to dent the tank; the plastics somehow didn't...
Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 02-24-2014, 10:15 PM
Replies: 65
Views: 3,588
Posted By tweeder
Pictures!

If you don't see yourself, let me know what you were riding and wearing and I'll see what we can dig up...

Super Sherpa flight (he had maybe 10 hours of TOTAL riding time before this):...
Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 02-24-2014, 07:19 PM
Replies: 65
Views: 3,588
Posted By tweeder
Photos coming soon...let me finish some stupid...

Photos coming soon...let me finish some stupid homework first :puke1
Forum: Thumpers 01-08-2014, 03:20 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 2,096
Posted By tweeder
Touche' my friend, touche'

Touche' my friend, touche'
Forum: Thumpers 01-08-2014, 12:37 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 2,096
Posted By tweeder
How about CRF250X?

I think that the 250X would be a better comparison...
~260 lbs according to Honda
12" + travel front and rear, fully adjustable
~27 horsepower
Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 12-12-2013, 03:00 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 1,903
Posted By tweeder
50 state bike?

Is the bike emission legal in all 50 states? If so, then no worries what so ever.

If it is a 49 state bike, you have to have proof of ownership prior to moving to CA and have 7500 miles on the...
Forum: Road warriors 11-21-2013, 06:14 PM
Replies: 3,003
Views: 866,070
Posted By tweeder
My bold prediction for the 2063 (5th generation,...

My bold prediction for the 2063 (5th generation, as we're already at the 3rd) KLR:
-Fuel injection will debut
-6 speed transmission
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