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Forum: Day Trippin' 06-15-2013, 09:26 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 2,675
Posted By rydnseek
Awesome ride, Tom!! :clap:clap

Awesome ride, Tom!!

:clap:clap
Forum: Ride reports 05-19-2013, 04:38 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,830
Posted By rydnseek
Az & Ut have some of the best riding in the...

Az & Ut have some of the best riding in the world.. that is not a bad choice for retirement. You thinking st. george? Pretty good weather there, & lots of great scenery around. :clap Thanks for...
Forum: Thumpers 05-13-2013, 03:35 PM
Replies: 44,813
Views: 8,667,479
Posted By rydnseek
+1 on the motion pros.. i also have 3.. the front...

+1 on the motion pros.. i also have 3.. the front axle nut, the rear, & the 10/12 combo. i've only used them a couple of times, but it's nice to have them when needed.

I've used water for bead...
Forum: Thumpers 05-12-2013, 01:09 PM
Replies: 44,813
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Posted By rydnseek
I have one of these under the seat, with my axle...

I have one of these under the seat, with my axle wrenches & tire irons. I've got the kind that has a co2 connection, so i can fill with it, or pump. In about 20k miles of lots of different riding,...
Forum: Thumpers 05-12-2013, 11:28 AM
Replies: 44,813
Views: 8,667,479
Posted By rydnseek
One tiny little wrx, riding with a bunch of mean,...

One tiny little wrx, riding with a bunch of mean, nasty kawasaki's, & a triumph tiger. Guess which one they all followed? :D

http://advrider.com/forums/showthread.php?t=886557
...
Forum: Ride reports 05-12-2013, 10:44 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,830
Posted By rydnseek
Moab 5/13

I haven't posted much in advrider lately for several reasons.. i haven't ridden as much, for one. I kind of got tired putting together ride reports.. uploading video, pics, etc, & writing the...
Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 04-04-2013, 06:20 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 2,605
Posted By rydnseek
That's all i had, Chris. I don't think Tom or...

That's all i had, Chris. I don't think Tom or Kim have them, either.

There aren't a lot of roads that run north of bagdad. We've gone that way, & always run into locked gates from big ranches. ...
Forum: Thumpers 03-31-2013, 05:18 PM
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Posted By rydnseek
Nice looking bike.. great tires! :D

Nice looking bike.. great tires! :D
Forum: Thumpers 06-14-2012, 04:31 PM
Replies: 44,813
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Posted By rydnseek
Works every time! If i notice, 'hey, i haven't...

Works every time! If i notice, 'hey, i haven't dropped my bike in several rides!' The next ride, i'm going down.
Forum: Day Trippin' 06-04-2012, 04:41 AM
Replies: 49
Views: 4,305
Posted By rydnseek
Great ride! Those are some of the best spots for...

Great ride! Those are some of the best spots for riding up here.. We've had the casner climb in our grand canyon ride. Great views, challenging riding, good riding companions.. you guys had it all!
Forum: Thumpers 06-03-2012, 06:06 AM
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Posted By rydnseek
Good luck & have fun!

Good luck & have fun!
Forum: Thumpers 06-02-2012, 01:48 PM
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Posted By rydnseek
..and the cel wouldn't come on. The cel is the...

..and the cel wouldn't come on. The cel is the culprit.. or something relating to it, is. The cel does not come on for the kickstand or clutch switch.. it must be something in the exup circuit, or...
Forum: Thumpers 06-02-2012, 04:44 AM
Replies: 44,813
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Posted By rydnseek
Another thought! Do you have the exup in place? ...

Another thought! Do you have the exup in place? A code is thrown if you disconnect that, & you have to put a resistor to fool it, or a board. Or if the plug to the exup got pulled out, it would...
Forum: Thumpers 06-02-2012, 04:40 AM
Replies: 44,813
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Posted By rydnseek
You might check that clutch switch connection.....

You might check that clutch switch connection.. since it broke, there could be a bad splice. if you disconnected the stand switch, that might be suspect. I had mine disconnected & tucked away for a...
Forum: Thumpers 06-01-2012, 06:38 PM
Replies: 44,813
Views: 8,667,479
Posted By rydnseek
Now that is a cool bike..:clap:clap for all...

Now that is a cool bike..:clap:clap

for all around pressures, the shinkos will run anywhere at ~ 20 psi. If you get into really gnarly terrain, sand, mud, or want to soften the ride up a bit,...
Forum: Ride reports 05-29-2012, 12:54 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 5,617
Posted By rydnseek
We never really got into flag.. just the eastern...

We never really got into flag.. just the eastern outskirts, where we went up luepp road to grand falls.
Forum: Ride reports 05-29-2012, 12:53 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 5,617
Posted By rydnseek
I guess i should wrap up day 4.. it was fairly...

I guess i should wrap up day 4.. it was fairly uneventful, since Tom & Bill decided to ride back on the pavement to prescott. Kim & i toured the upper rim a bit.. went to hermit's rest.. but then we...
Forum: Thumpers 05-27-2012, 07:33 PM
Replies: 44,813
Views: 8,667,479
Posted By rydnseek
That is too cool of a rig.. a trailer to haul...

That is too cool of a rig.. a trailer to haul stuff around! I've strapped a big box on the back, but nothing like this.. Bravo!!:clap:clap
Forum: Ride reports 05-17-2012, 08:05 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 5,617
Posted By rydnseek
Day 3. The search for solitude.

This is the highlight of the ride for me. The destination was Cape Solitude.. at the confluence of the colorado & little colorado rivers. It is a long, rugged ride, starting in the park, then going...
Forum: Ride reports 05-13-2012, 05:34 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 3,898
Posted By rydnseek
nice report & pics.. looked like a lot of fun, &...

nice report & pics.. looked like a lot of fun, & your report conveyed that. I've been in all those places multiple times, & it never gets old.
Forum: Ride reports 05-12-2012, 06:53 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 5,617
Posted By rydnseek
Day 2. Tom's shoulder has been troubling...

Day 2.

Tom's shoulder has been troubling him.. he had tommy john surgery on it a while back, but he still can't throw fastballs, or ride very long. Terry, too had not ridden much in the last...
Forum: Ride reports 05-12-2012, 06:12 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 5,617
Posted By rydnseek
end of day 1

These videos are all in high def, so you can switch them if you have a fast connection.. it makes the rocks bigger & the offroad look tougher.

Coming down the switchbacks to hwy 64.
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Forum: Ride reports 05-12-2012, 05:36 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 5,617
Posted By rydnseek
We had 2 honda 650 xrl, 1 xrr, a kawi 250 & a...

We had 2 honda 650 xrl, 1 xrr, a kawi 250 & a yammie 250wrx.



We don't have any gpx files.. i used a nuvi, which doesn't deal with tracks very well.. maybe some of the other guys did.. i'll let...
Forum: Thumpers 05-10-2012, 09:23 PM
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Views: 8,667,479
Posted By rydnseek
..just got back from the annual grand canyon...

..just got back from the annual grand canyon ride.. started the ride report here:

http://advrider.com/forums/showthread.php?t=789715

I'll have more video, pics, & reports in the days ahead.
...
Forum: Ride reports 05-10-2012, 09:17 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 5,617
Posted By rydnseek
Day 1 Grand Canyon

I'll set the stage first.

Tom, from prescott, is riding a honda 650 xrl, & 2 of his riding buddies from California came over to ride with us. Terry, also on a honda 650xrl, & Bill on a honda...
Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 05-10-2012, 10:36 AM
Replies: 0
Views: 454
Posted By rydnseek
Grand Canyon offroad may '12, 4 days, 5 riders

I'm posting the ride report here:

http://advrider.com/forums/showthread.php?p=18656747#post18656747

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Forum: Ride reports 05-10-2012, 10:31 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 5,617
Posted By rydnseek
Grand Canyon. May '12 offroad

I'll start the ride report here, but i have videos to upload, day reports to write, & of course, work to catch up on. But we'll get some pics started & finish everything up later.

Here's some...
Forum: Thumpers 05-06-2012, 06:57 AM
Replies: 44,813
Views: 8,667,479
Posted By rydnseek
They stick, sometimes. i've tapped a flat bladed...

They stick, sometimes. i've tapped a flat bladed screwdriver *carefully* between the clamps to loosen it, then tapped on a block of wood to get the tubes to move. Good luck & make sure the...
Forum: Thumpers 04-26-2012, 01:28 PM
Replies: 44,813
Views: 8,667,479
Posted By rydnseek
ARRGGGGHH!!! That looks like a landlord's...

ARRGGGGHH!!!

That looks like a landlord's nightmare pic!

My dad had a rental house in the late 60's. A guy was working on his bike in the living room, cleaning parts with gasoline when it...
Forum: Thumpers 04-21-2012, 08:20 PM
Replies: 44,813
Views: 8,667,479
Posted By rydnseek
Oh, don't take it personally.. i'm sure it was...

Oh, don't take it personally.. i'm sure it was just benign bitching.. like we do with lawyers or politicians.. err.. that is.. uh, sorry, this isn't making it any better is it?
Forum: Thumpers 04-17-2012, 04:09 PM
Replies: 44,813
Views: 8,667,479
Posted By rydnseek
Hmm.. it is starting to sound fishy. I took in a...

Hmm.. it is starting to sound fishy. I took in a mazda i had with some starting probs, & they told me the starter motor was bad, & some other stuff, but some was under warranty, but over $2k wasn't....
Forum: Thumpers 04-16-2012, 08:36 PM
Replies: 44,813
Views: 8,667,479
Posted By rydnseek
Chris is from california.. he always turns left.....

Chris is from california.. he always turns left.. not like you okies..
Forum: Thumpers 04-16-2012, 07:50 AM
Replies: 44,813
Views: 8,667,479
Posted By rydnseek
i suspect it is just, 'one of those things' that...

i suspect it is just, 'one of those things' that happens with mechanical devices. I have complete confidence in chris & his maintenance skills.. this is not his first rodeo, nor bike. Shit happens,...
Forum: Ride reports 04-14-2012, 06:47 AM
Replies: 246
Views: 58,890
Posted By rydnseek
That's a tough section by the bridge, Dave. ...

That's a tough section by the bridge, Dave. Aztom was talking about it, wondering how in the world you came 'up' that section with a loaded bike with sm tires.. evidently, you didn't. We've always...
Forum: Thumpers 04-13-2012, 07:26 PM
Replies: 44,813
Views: 8,667,479
Posted By rydnseek
Are you kidding? Craw daddy has about 20 bikes.....

Are you kidding? Craw daddy has about 20 bikes.. all of them fully tricked out.. i'm not sure what he did to the poor wr.. all of that violent riding & pushing the envelope finally took its toll. ...
Forum: Ride reports 04-12-2012, 07:57 PM
Replies: 246
Views: 58,890
Posted By rydnseek
Good stuff Dave... but BRRRR! That's high...

Good stuff Dave... but BRRRR! That's high country you went through! It's cold in the summer!

Thanks for taking the time to write the report.. good pics, too. Glad you made it ok, & good luck...
Forum: Thumpers 04-07-2012, 07:35 PM
Replies: 44,813
Views: 8,667,479
Posted By rydnseek
+1 I used Tom's custom 'tool' to put my...

+1

I used Tom's custom 'tool' to put my seals in too.. at 'Tom's seal & Fork Shop' there in prescott. Just tap the pvc (i think it was 2") with a flat, neat cut, & it presses the seal into place....
Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 03-30-2012, 11:28 AM
Replies: 9,612
Views: 849,061
Posted By rydnseek
Great ride, Tom.. nice pics & video, too. Maybe...

Great ride, Tom.. nice pics & video, too. Maybe if you do it again in april i can get away, too. Looks like you found a good route to get through.
Forum: Thumpers 03-30-2012, 11:22 AM
Replies: 44,813
Views: 8,667,479
Posted By rydnseek
Good vids, Tom.. some of that rocky stuff looks...

Good vids, Tom.. some of that rocky stuff looks familiar.. between parker & prescott? Sorry i missed it, looked like fun & great weather.
Forum: Ride reports 03-27-2012, 03:12 PM
Replies: 246
Views: 58,890
Posted By rydnseek
I could have met you at sheeps bridge! my son &...

I could have met you at sheeps bridge! my son & i were doing our annual verde river kayak trip & passed under it, yesterday. But i suppose you were gone already. Did you ride under the spillway &...
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