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Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 07-01-2005, 01:33 PM
Replies: 78
Views: 2,938
Posted By Superannuated
Bwaaaaah!...

Bwaaaaah! http://www.advrider.com/forums/images/icons/bncry.gif

Business has intruded into my schedule big-time with the result that I won't be able to go to the Moto GP....
Forum: Thumpers 06-24-2005, 11:01 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,259
Posted By Superannuated
I also have the Dual Star skid plate, and have...

I also have the Dual Star skid plate, and have been perfectly happy with it in every way. It fits with the Dual Star center stand, and doesn't seem to amplify any mechanical noise as far as I can...
Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 06-17-2005, 03:17 PM
Replies: 78
Views: 2,938
Posted By Superannuated
Pierce: I would say that there were maybe 30...

Pierce:

I would say that there were maybe 30 or 40 tents on Fox Hill last year (a SWAG-I wasn't paying too much attention). They were fairly well spread out down the west side of the hill. Frankly...
Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 06-16-2005, 10:09 AM
Replies: 78
Views: 2,938
Posted By Superannuated
I'm scheduled to arrive Thursday. I'm camping on...

I'm scheduled to arrive Thursday. I'm camping on Fox Hill as I did last year.

The layout is informal-first come first served, no campsites laid out, just pick one and park your bike near your...
Forum: Thumpers 06-15-2005, 05:11 PM
Replies: 54
Views: 6,086
Posted By Superannuated
AdvDreamer: I took three days each way, but...

AdvDreamer:

I took three days each way, but spent one whole day in Flagstaff looking around (spent some time stuck on the ski lift at Mt. San Francisco in the August rain, but still a great view...
Forum: Thumpers 06-15-2005, 02:13 PM
Replies: 54
Views: 6,086
Posted By Superannuated
Scootertrash: I bought my DR used and...

Scootertrash:

I bought my DR used and already re-jetted. As far as I can tell all the previous owner did was go up one size on the main jet with no change to the needle or pilot screw. It runs...
Forum: Thumpers 06-14-2005, 10:48 PM
Replies: 54
Views: 6,086
Posted By Superannuated
AdvDreamer: Yes, I've ridden my DR from L.A....

AdvDreamer:

Yes, I've ridden my DR from L.A. to Colorado.

How was it? Well, it was summer, the desert was hot & dry, the mountains lovely, the pass between Durango and Ouray hailing and cold,...
Forum: Thumpers 06-12-2005, 05:13 PM
Replies: 54
Views: 6,086
Posted By Superannuated
Also, with the Corbin seat and IMS tank I find...

Also, with the Corbin seat and IMS tank I find stopping every 100 miles isn't really necessary. And yes, my DR can cruise the interstate at 75 without any difficulty (or pesky vibrating-the...
Forum: Thumpers 06-12-2005, 05:08 PM
Replies: 54
Views: 6,086
Posted By Superannuated
The stock DR650 will run quite lean at sea level,...

The stock DR650 will run quite lean at sea level, OK at 6,000 ft. and too rich at 12,000 ft.

Mine has been re-jetted for sea level so I just drilled four 1-1/8" holes in the airbox and got four of...
Forum: Face plant 06-11-2005, 12:51 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 4,432
Posted By Superannuated
Gerry: My heart goes out to Steve's family...

Gerry:

My heart goes out to Steve's family and friends. Caring about those who don't act in their best interests can sometimes be very painful, but it's a mark of real character.

Regards,
...
Forum: Face plant 06-08-2005, 02:45 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 4,432
Posted By Superannuated
Gerry: I just picked up on this thread. ...

Gerry:

I just picked up on this thread.

My heart go out to all of you as Steve is in my prayers.

You have been a good friend throughout this. Who could ask for more?

Superannuated
Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 06-08-2005, 02:33 PM
Replies: 143
Views: 3,682
Posted By Superannuated
Well, a family medical situation prevents me from...

Well, a family medical situation prevents me from being there.

Hopefully, next time...

Superannuated
Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 06-06-2005, 09:22 AM
Replies: 143
Views: 3,682
Posted By Superannuated
Looks likeI can make it Wednesday. See you all...

Looks likeI can make it Wednesday. See you all there.


Superannuated
Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 05-24-2005, 10:10 PM
Replies: 143
Views: 3,682
Posted By Superannuated
I've been outa' town and then running to get my...

I've been outa' town and then running to get my current project done. I'm no good for this week.


Superannuated
Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 05-19-2005, 11:50 AM
Replies: 143
Views: 3,682
Posted By Superannuated
Hey Scorpion: The Westside near-beer is...

Hey Scorpion:

The Westside near-beer is called "Bittburger Drive" http://www.advrider.com/forums/images/icons/Laughing.gif

Superannuated
Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 05-15-2005, 06:59 PM
Replies: 143
Views: 3,682
Posted By Superannuated
Work conflicts with this one. I'll catch you all...

Work conflicts with this one. I'll catch you all at the next one.

Superannuated
Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 05-06-2005, 04:25 PM
Replies: 143
Views: 3,682
Posted By Superannuated
It's in my calendar-now all I have to do is make...

It's in my calendar-now all I have to do is make it this time.

Superannuated
Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 05-05-2005, 09:15 PM
Replies: 143
Views: 3,682
Posted By Superannuated
I'm a definite maybe for any weeknight. Let us...

I'm a definite maybe for any weeknight. Let us know when the date firms up.

Superannuated
Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 05-04-2005, 04:47 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 520
Posted By Superannuated
Nice ride, nice pics. Superannuated

Nice ride, nice pics.

Superannuated
Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 05-03-2005, 03:48 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 520
Posted By Superannuated
Lucky guy. Nice day for a ride in So Cal. ...

Lucky guy. Nice day for a ride in So Cal.

Superannuated
Forum: Thumpers 04-29-2005, 11:55 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 2,833
Posted By Superannuated
You also now have a choice of Corbin seats to fit...

You also now have a choice of Corbin seats to fit the stock tank or the 5 gal IMS tank. See Bugtussle's recent post here re Corbin seats for the DR.

Superannuated
Forum: Thumpers 04-29-2005, 03:41 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,317
Posted By Superannuated
Yeah. I have never figured out why they didn't...

Yeah. I have never figured out why they didn't increase the displcaement on the newer DR650SE to 750 or 800 like they did with the older model.

Superannuated
Forum: Thumpers 04-29-2005, 03:16 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 2,833
Posted By Superannuated
Hey Tantrum: Sorry to hear you have been...

Hey Tantrum:

Sorry to hear you have been waiting for a gel seat. I ran one for about 6,000 miles before switching to the Corbin. The gel is more comfortable than stock and possibly the best choice...
Forum: Thumpers 04-29-2005, 03:07 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 805
Posted By Superannuated
Courtesy of Google ("NX650 fuel range") ...

Courtesy of Google ("NX650 fuel range")

http://www.offroadvw.net/bajawes/dominator/dominator.htm

This Aussie gets 400-500km from a 25L Acerbis tank. I'll let you do the conversion based on...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 04-29-2005, 02:53 PM
Replies: 222
Views: 46,251
Posted By Superannuated
Well, this falls out of the post-1965 range, but...

Well, this falls out of the post-1965 range, but in the early 70's I made the mistake of buying a 1955 Triumph 500 vertical twin. Ran OK when it ran, but I could never get used to the right side...
Forum: Thumpers 04-27-2005, 07:01 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 2,833
Posted By Superannuated
The Dual Star center stand on my DR650 sits at...

The Dual Star center stand on my DR650 sits at just the same height as my Dual Star skid plate. I had no problems with any bolts stripping. Remember that the geometry and fittings of the DR aren't...
Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 04-25-2005, 09:52 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 664
Posted By Superannuated
Eek Broken ribs?...

Broken ribs? http://www.advrider.com/forums/images/icons/eek.gif

Is there a post here somewhere relating your account of how this happened????

Superannuated
Forum: Ride reports 04-25-2005, 09:47 AM
Replies: 52
Views: 2,565
Posted By Superannuated
Looks like I missed a great gathering due to the...

Looks like I missed a great gathering due to the flu. I'll see you all at the next one.


Superannuated
Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 04-22-2005, 05:34 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 664
Posted By Superannuated
Cry No-Show

OK, I was a no-show Wednesday night. Nasty flu bug got me and won't let go.

What's even worse, I'm too sick to make it to the Warped Trip. http://www.advrider.com/forums/images/icons/bncry.gif
...
Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 04-09-2005, 05:35 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 664
Posted By Superannuated
Looks like I should be able to make this one. See...

Looks like I should be able to make this one. See you all there.

Superannuated
Forum: Thumpers 03-20-2005, 09:28 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 977
Posted By Superannuated
Mz: FWIW Suzuki updated the base gasket part...

Mz:

FWIW Suzuki updated the base gasket part way through the 2003 model year; if it has tabs at two corners of the gasket it's the new metal model. Also beware the '97 and early '98 models-they...
Forum: Thumpers 03-17-2005, 02:41 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 8,452
Posted By Superannuated
At 6'2" the Corbin seat would be a plus, as the...

At 6'2" the Corbin seat would be a plus, as the gel seat is pretty thin and low. You can also ask Corbin to add some extra height to a new seat. But, ultimately, you need to decide if the bike will...
Forum: Thumpers 03-17-2005, 02:13 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 8,452
Posted By Superannuated
Good bike for your described needs. Add an IMS 5...

Good bike for your described needs. Add an IMS 5 gal. tank and a Corbin seat (the gel seat is better than stock but nowhere as good as the Corbin), and maybe a detachable windshield and it's an...
Forum: Equipment 03-17-2005, 01:37 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 2,821
Posted By Superannuated
The problem with a hammock in Baja is the lack of...

The problem with a hammock in Baja is the lack of trees in many locations. The problem with a bivy sack is that it does rain in Baja (at least Nov.-April it's a distinct possibility), and in the...
Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 03-17-2005, 11:38 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 428
Posted By Superannuated
Can't make this one, but have a safe and happy...

Can't make this one, but have a safe and happy St. Paddy's day. Say Hi to Vance for me; he's a good guy-I camped next to him at DVD in January.

O'Superannuated
Forum: Thumpers 03-15-2005, 10:53 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 610
Posted By Superannuated
I don't see why not, since the '05 is...

I don't see why not, since the '05 is mechanically the same as the '03.

You will find that if you run the Corbin with your stock gas tank there will be a bit of a gap between the front of the...
Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 03-15-2005, 08:50 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 457
Posted By Superannuated
Thanks for the ride pics. Now some of us should...

Thanks for the ride pics. Now some of us should do this ride when it's sunny and dry http://www.advrider.com/forums/images/icons/icon10.gif

Superannuated
Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 03-14-2005, 10:30 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 457
Posted By Superannuated
Hey Anders: I'm sorry I missed your post. I...

Hey Anders:

I'm sorry I missed your post. I have been wanting to do that road with some other riders. How was it?

Superannuated
Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 03-14-2005, 10:27 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 542
Posted By Superannuated
Yeah, it's not every week, just whenever the...

Yeah, it's not every week, just whenever the inspiration strikes. Make a proposal and see who bites. Doesn't have to be the westside necessarily; I'm in Burbank, several from the westside, and I...
Forum: Face plant 03-07-2005, 09:03 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,434
Posted By Superannuated
Gallegos sounds like a man who should be removed...

Gallegos sounds like a man who should be removed from office. A judge charged with trying a case where they personally knew the defendant/their family would be ethically bound to recuse themself from...
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