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Forum: Thumpers Yesterday, 09:57 AM
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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...
Forum: Thumpers 08-26-2014, 10:56 AM
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Posted By zekester63
I think it depends on what you consider "GOOD". ...

I think it depends on what you consider "GOOD". The Flatland is good in my opinion - plenty sturdy, but that also depends on how/where you ride and how often you tend to crash. :eek1 It's also half...
Forum: Thumpers 08-25-2014, 06:11 AM
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Posted By zekester63
I've got the Shinko 705 120/90-17 on front of my...

I've got the Shinko 705 120/90-17 on front of my X for 80/20 use. Works great, unless you're wanting a knobby up front, that is.
Forum: Tejas and the Gulf States 08-24-2014, 03:24 PM
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Posted By zekester63
Definitely! If it weren't for getting a fairly...

Definitely! If it weren't for getting a fairly early start yesterday I wouldn't have enjoyed the ride nearly as much. I for one will be glad when these dog days of summer are behind us!
Forum: Thumpers 08-24-2014, 12:50 PM
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Posted By zekester63
No problems up front except when I've had the...

No problems up front except when I've had the shock sox on.
Forum: Thumpers 08-24-2014, 08:56 AM
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Posted By zekester63
I just bolted them to the hand guards. I had to...

I just bolted them to the hand guards. I had to drill the holes, but since they are fairly small, I really don't think it will compromise the strength of the guards.

Here's an old picture that...
Forum: Thumpers 08-24-2014, 08:37 AM
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Posted By zekester63
Rear Kenda 761 - 130/80-17 Front Shinko 705...

Rear Kenda 761 - 130/80-17
Front Shinko 705 -*120/90-17

In the not too distant future, I plan to replace the rear with the same 705 that's on the front. I'm getting to the wear bar on the rear...
Forum: Tejas and the Gulf States 08-23-2014, 06:42 PM
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Posted By zekester63
Well I did move it about 60 miles closer to I35...

Well I did move it about 60 miles closer to I35 than it was...
Forum: Tejas and the Gulf States 08-23-2014, 06:09 PM
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Posted By zekester63
Must be having issues where they are hosted. ...

Must be having issues where they are hosted. I'll see if I can post them somewhere else.
Forum: Thumpers 08-23-2014, 01:16 PM
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Posted By zekester63
Could that be CA only bikes? I just put a 4.7 on...

Could that be CA only bikes? I just put a 4.7 on myself and pretty much ignored the instructions. My bike has all the usual mods though, so all I did was use the vacuum line that had been previously...
Forum: Tejas and the Gulf States 08-23-2014, 12:56 PM
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Posted By zekester63
New Tag: ...

New Tag:

http://i1087.photobucket.com/albums/j472/zekester63/Upload/1e8a772115e2748af4f98bea545761d1_zpsb41746f9.jpg
Forum: Tejas and the Gulf States 08-23-2014, 08:51 AM
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Posted By zekester63
Old tag: a couple miles south of highway 62, near...

Old tag: a couple miles south of highway 62, near Zeb.

http://i1087.photobucket.com/albums/j472/zekester63/Upload/5b02e8285b2eeb5213ef825467ca26ad_zps726d6d1e.jpg



Sent from my iPhone using...
Forum: Thumpers 08-21-2014, 08:28 PM
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Posted By zekester63
If you're at all concerned, you can do as I've...

If you're at all concerned, you can do as I've done and put some of that aluminum adhesive backed heat shield on the inside of the stock shield. There is some there already, but I filled in where...
Forum: Thumpers 08-21-2014, 07:28 AM
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Posted By zekester63
+1.... I found this out the hard way myself. A...

+1.... I found this out the hard way myself. A while back I noticed my slider was quite worn, so I replaced it for a trip I had planned, but at the time I didn't know my chain was on it's last...
Forum: Thumpers 08-21-2014, 06:54 AM
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Posted By zekester63
+1 If you use the link sieg provided, you...

+1

If you use the link sieg provided, you can find the chain you want and then select from a full list of lengths. Don't select the WRR/X to see what fits or anything from your profile.
Forum: Thumpers 08-21-2014, 06:50 AM
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Posted By zekester63
Nice pics and video. That's quite a trip on a...

Nice pics and video. That's quite a trip on a WRX. Thanks for sharing!
Forum: Thumpers 08-19-2014, 02:15 PM
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Posted By zekester63
I had my yellow/blue (#5) spot set at 4 before,...

I had my yellow/blue (#5) spot set at 4 before, and occasionally (rarely might be a better choice of words...) would have this issue. After changing it to 6, I haven't experienced it since.
Forum: Thumpers 08-19-2014, 02:12 PM
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Posted By zekester63
Two nice looking steeds there! :thumb

Two nice looking steeds there! :thumb
Forum: Thumpers 08-19-2014, 02:11 PM
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Posted By zekester63
Here's something I had copied for my own notes,...

Here's something I had copied for my own notes, from the wr250rforum, dealing with the issue of it cutting out at "highway" speeds:

Hello,

The Yellow/Blue mode needs to be set to 7. The yellow...
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