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Forum: Epic Ride Reports 05-03-2015, 08:00 AM
Replies: 442
Views: 104,433
Posted By Ride Far
You two are redefining >epic<. That is one...

You two are redefining >epic<. That is one vicious jaw-dropping excursion right there, wow. Congrats on your accomplishment! :clap:thumb
Forum: Equipment 03-31-2015, 06:16 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 738
Posted By Ride Far
You're talking over my head bro LOL, not really...

You're talking over my head bro LOL, not really up to speed on GSM this and that. For simple wifi connectivity as with a standard laptop, this would fit the bill, wouldn't it? Would be using this in...
Forum: Equipment 03-30-2015, 02:37 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 738
Posted By Ride Far
For international travel, the unlocked Blu 6.0...

For international travel, the unlocked Blu 6.0 phone / tablet aka phablet looks good. 4.1 stars on Amazon, not bad.

I'll be riding overseas as well and a larger 6-inch tablet is going to come in...
Forum: EMEA 03-22-2015, 04:37 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 710
Posted By Ride Far
Might be worth checking with these guys in...

Might be worth checking with these guys in Istanbul... looks like a good destination for moto travelers.

https://www.facebook.com/pages/Motorcycle-adventure-moto-taylan/697188240370118#
Forum: EMEA 03-22-2015, 04:29 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 522
Posted By Ride Far
Hi sahunter... let's hope the carnet business...

Hi sahunter... let's hope the carnet business gets sorted out! Looks like some promising options with European agencies covering North Americans.

Below is a rough route from Egypt forward....
Forum: EMEA 03-21-2015, 09:40 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 522
Posted By Ride Far
Yo sahunter, I saw your post on HUBB about...

Yo sahunter, I saw your post on HUBB about this... I'm in the same boat basically, an American riding north out of South Africa > Egypt > India starting in October 2015.

I used CAA to get a carnet...
Forum: Vendors 03-17-2015, 05:14 AM
Replies: 176
Views: 18,892
Posted By Ride Far
Got my set of Exhibition Pros in the mail...

Got my set of Exhibition Pros in the mail yesterday. Wow… I’m impressed. These are the gloves I’ve been looking for for quite some time. They feel great on the hands with that heavy armored...
Forum: Vendors 03-06-2015, 07:28 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 7,266
Posted By Ride Far
Thanks for the good comparison. One question --...

Thanks for the good comparison. One question -- any implications with the stiffer sidewalls on the Dakars for airing the tires down for sand riding?

I've been running TKC 80s on the rear and...
Forum: Alaska 03-06-2015, 06:38 AM
Replies: 97
Views: 41,395
Posted By Ride Far
AKoffroader and anyone else with experience with...

AKoffroader and anyone else with experience with both Mitas E07 Dakar and Heidenau K60 rears size 140 80 17

Im gearing up my DR650 for East Africa... South Africa > Egypt starting Oct 2015....
Forum: Equipment 02-26-2015, 06:48 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 2,309
Posted By Ride Far
I posted about Bridgestone 17-inch Ultra Heavy...

I posted about Bridgestone 17-inch Ultra Heavy Duty tubes but I was all wrong so I'm deleting it. :)

Fact is, I've run 18-inch Bridgestone UHD tubes in a KLR and DR for 60,000 miles with no...
Forum: Epic Ride Reports 02-26-2015, 05:23 AM
Replies: 442
Views: 104,433
Posted By Ride Far
Oh for F's sake! I'm well aware of the widely...

Oh for F's sake! I'm well aware of the widely reported 3d gear blowup, but not sure I've seen a report of a 5th gear failure before. Mick I see from your blog you got it sorted.... lucky it happened...
Forum: Epic Ride Reports 02-19-2015, 05:02 AM
Replies: 442
Views: 104,433
Posted By Ride Far
First post here Mick -- your posts and pix are...

First post here Mick -- your posts and pix are great! Top notch. Been subscribed for weeks now and you've derailed more than a few of my mornings with your posts LOL.

Dicey one with that nutcase....
Forum: Epic Ride Reports 01-27-2015, 04:05 PM
Replies: 442
Views: 104,433
Posted By Ride Far
Looking good bro, best wishes. Can you say how...

Looking good bro, best wishes. Can you say how much you paid for air shipping from Australia to Durban? I'm in the market to get a bike to South Africa and trying to gauge rates.
Forum: Thumpers 01-18-2015, 03:05 PM
Replies: 1,236
Views: 156,995
Posted By Ride Far
Not my bike, just passing it along.

Not my bike, just passing it along.
Forum: Thumpers 01-18-2015, 06:18 AM
Replies: 1,236
Views: 156,995
Posted By Ride Far
2007 in Australia with 37,000 km blown to bits. ...

2007 in Australia with 37,000 km blown to bits.

https://www.facebook.com/groups/suzukidr650/permalink/10153035489487472/
Forum: Mapping & Navigation 01-08-2015, 06:43 AM
Replies: 12,097
Views: 1,607,817
Posted By Ride Far
Yep, the Garmin USB / AC adapter unit charged it...

Yep, the Garmin USB / AC adapter unit charged it fine.

I'd just rather not have to tote along a proprietary piece of kit on my travels. No problem around the house. But on the road would rather...
Forum: Mapping & Navigation 01-08-2015, 06:00 AM
Replies: 12,097
Views: 1,607,817
Posted By Ride Far
Well that's funny. Took a close look at the...

Well that's funny. Took a close look at the Garmin-supplied USB / AC adapter and it is 5V 1A -- same as my cheap generic USB / AC adapter -- not 2A as Smurf suggested.

Baffled why I couldn't...
Forum: Mapping & Navigation 01-06-2015, 07:44 AM
Replies: 12,097
Views: 1,607,817
Posted By Ride Far
Good point, thanks. I'll try a 2 amp USB / AC...

Good point, thanks. I'll try a 2 amp USB / AC adapter and see if that works. Would rather not haul that wall wart along on my travels.
Forum: Mapping & Navigation 01-06-2015, 06:57 AM
Replies: 12,097
Views: 1,607,817
Posted By Ride Far
Montana noob with a dumb question. Do you have to...

Montana noob with a dumb question. Do you have to use the supplied wall wart AC charger to charge the battery?

Unboxed my new unit last night. Instead of using the wall wart charger, I plugged the...
Forum: Mapping & Navigation 12-01-2014, 10:01 AM
Replies: 12,097
Views: 1,607,817
Posted By Ride Far
Thanks man, I'm looking forward to this unit...

Thanks man, I'm looking forward to this unit after researching between Montana and Monterra. Despite having owned a few GPSes, I'm pretty much a noob as I've traditionally relied on paper maps in the...
Forum: Mapping & Navigation 12-01-2014, 07:55 AM
Replies: 12,097
Views: 1,607,817
Posted By Ride Far
Link to the GPS Store Montana 650 page, showing...

Link to the GPS Store Montana 650 page, showing me $369.

http://www.thegpsstore.com/Garmin-Montana-650-Touchscreen-Handheld-GPS-with-4-Screen-P2749.aspx
Forum: Mapping & Navigation 12-01-2014, 06:34 AM
Replies: 12,097
Views: 1,607,817
Posted By Ride Far
Just pulled the trigger on a Cyber Monday...

Just pulled the trigger on a Cyber Monday special...

Montana 650 $369 at www.thegpsstore.com

No tax, free shipping and a free tote bag :wink:
Forum: Mapping & Navigation 11-24-2014, 04:56 PM
Replies: 12,097
Views: 1,607,817
Posted By Ride Far
Funny, I carted a Montana at Amazon the other day...

Funny, I carted a Montana at Amazon the other day at $449. Just checked it and now the price is $509! &^%$#@, with a notification the price has gone up.

I'll be checking to see if that price goes...
Forum: Vendors 09-12-2014, 07:37 AM
Replies: 176
Views: 18,892
Posted By Ride Far
I've got a pair of AlpineStars GPX gloves size XL...

I've got a pair of AlpineStars GPX gloves size XL purchased this year. Have less than 2000 miles on them, they are undamaged. Trade for a pair of Exhibition Pros? Can't do the Formulas, I'm a short...
Forum: Thumpers 06-21-2014, 03:13 PM
Replies: 134
Views: 28,946
Posted By Ride Far
Gotta disagree on using the crescent wrench to...

Gotta disagree on using the crescent wrench to twist the carby inlet pipe. It works if the pipe is not super tight in there. But you run a risk of kinking the thing using a crescent wrench.

Much...
Forum: Equipment 06-18-2014, 06:48 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 2,620
Posted By Ride Far
I'm in the process of installing a set of Oxford...

I'm in the process of installing a set of Oxford Heaterz on my DR650 and will pass along this observation on the length of various Oxford grips.

Oxford sells three types of heated grips -- Sport,...
Forum: Equipment 03-19-2014, 04:20 AM
Replies: 50
Views: 7,213
Posted By Ride Far
+1 on the Airhawk. Since the OP mentioned a KLR,...

+1 on the Airhawk. Since the OP mentioned a KLR, yes, the Airhawk on a KLR stock seat worked great for me. Ran it 30,000 miles through South America and was Mister Happy Cheeks the whole way.
...
Forum: Epic Ride Reports 01-29-2014, 07:20 AM
Replies: 2,986
Views: 329,131
Posted By Ride Far
Congrats Tuckers on an excellent ride & fini! ...

Congrats Tuckers on an excellent ride & fini!

Quick question please -- how many miles on each of the DRs now? Thx ~~
Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 06-27-2013, 03:02 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 26,867
Posted By Ride Far
I checked out the Multistrada Granturismo at a...

I checked out the Multistrada Granturismo at a Ducati dealer last week. Absolutely stunning.

Then today Rider magazine shows up in the mail and what's on the cover? The Grandturismo.

This bike...
Forum: Photos 06-26-2013, 07:30 PM
Replies: 3,984
Views: 933,431
Posted By Ride Far
North to Timbuktu from Douentza ...

North to Timbuktu from Douentza
http://i8.photobucket.com/albums/a27/RideFar/IMG_1569_zps869d7af6.jpg (http://s8.photobucket.com/user/RideFar/media/IMG_1569_zps869d7af6.jpg.html)

South toward...
Forum: Equipment 06-08-2013, 03:26 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,015
Posted By Ride Far
Emailed you.

Emailed you.
Forum: Equipment 06-08-2013, 11:07 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,015
Posted By Ride Far
^&%$#@!:bluduh Taped over the interior...

^&%$#@!:bluduh

Taped over the interior zipper and still it's snagging. Three snags on a new tech T in 15 minutes of wear. The interior mesh fabric is obviously causing this problem though I can't...
Forum: Equipment 06-08-2013, 09:19 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,015
Posted By Ride Far
I'm taping over the interior zipper today and...

I'm taping over the interior zipper today and will do a ride in a new, unblemished tech T shirt this weekend. The zipper is the only obvious potential culprit I can see now that I've eliminated the...
Forum: Thumpers 06-03-2013, 11:02 AM
Replies: 1,236
Views: 156,995
Posted By Ride Far
Thanks a lot bud.... :beer that's what I was...

Thanks a lot bud.... :beer that's what I was looking for. Clean install and no problems once complete. How many miles or KMs do you have on the new gears now?

Like you, I'm planning on...
Forum: Equipment 06-03-2013, 04:18 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,015
Posted By Ride Far
yeah but not like this. one long day of riding in...

yeah but not like this. one long day of riding in this Tourmaster jacket results in a dozen+ snags. and velcro has been eliminated as the possible culprit.
Forum: Thumpers 06-02-2013, 02:54 PM
Replies: 1,236
Views: 156,995
Posted By Ride Far
Has anyone installed the Nova Racing gear set yet?

Has anyone installed the Nova Racing gear set yet?
Forum: Equipment 06-02-2013, 09:28 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,015
Posted By Ride Far
Tourmaster Transition 3 jacket shredding my tech fabric T-shirts

Wearing a Tourmaster Transition 3 jacket and like it OK except for one big problem. Something on the inside is snagging the fabric of my "tech" T-shirts (Champion to be exact) and wreaking havoc.
...
Forum: Northeast - Greater Flugistan and home of the carpet baggers. 07-06-2012, 06:38 PM
Replies: 3,149
Views: 208,817
Posted By Ride Far
Alas, plans have changed, won't be camping next...

Alas, plans have changed, won't be camping next to Tail of the Pup this weekend after all, I'll be lucky to squeeze in 200 miles on Sunday. Good weekend everyone ~~
Forum: Northeast - Greater Flugistan and home of the carpet baggers. 07-05-2012, 01:07 PM
Replies: 3,149
Views: 208,817
Posted By Ride Far
Yeah, I was figuring on a ride Saturday that...

Yeah, I was figuring on a ride Saturday that would take me (from near Utica) past Sacandaga Lake up to Saranac Lake / Lake Placid ... camp next to Tail of the Pup BBQ joint ... just like last summer...
Forum: Thumpers 06-12-2012, 07:10 AM
Replies: 1,236
Views: 156,995
Posted By Ride Far
+ $20

+ $20
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