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Forum: Thumpers 11-16-2014, 06:45 PM
Replies: 101,385
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Posted By TRAVELGUY
I've used the Intiminators up front with the...

I've used the Intiminators up front with the RaceTech replacement shaft valving in the rear. Excellent suspension.

TravelGuy
Forum: Racing 11-14-2014, 03:28 PM
Replies: 470
Views: 33,440
Posted By TRAVELGUY
Elapsed time

Does anyone have the finishing (elapsed times) for the winning moto team Brabec verse the winner truck? Just always like to compare the two.

TravelGuy
Forum: Racing 11-14-2014, 03:16 PM
Replies: 470
Views: 33,440
Posted By TRAVELGUY
I also would like to know about Alexander Smith...

I also would like to know about Alexander Smith 701x.

TravelGuy
Forum: Americas 11-09-2014, 10:12 AM
Replies: 25,817
Views: 2,104,539
Posted By TRAVELGUY
Creel January 2013 ...

Creel January 2013



http://i1064.photobucket.com/albums/u371/TravelGuyADV/Mexico%202013/DSC01789_zpsbc7b7aad.jpg

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Forum: Thumpers 10-27-2014, 09:17 AM
Replies: 101,385
Views: 19,674,315
Posted By TRAVELGUY
I carry a 12V pump from Harbor Freight and also a...

I carry a 12V pump from Harbor Freight and also a canister of "fix-a-flat" from Walmart.

TravelGuy
Forum: Americas 10-26-2014, 02:31 PM
Replies: 25,817
Views: 2,104,539
Posted By TRAVELGUY
I do not try to avoid gringos in Mexico but I do...

I do not try to avoid gringos in Mexico but I do try to interact with the indigenous peoples and enjoy their cultures. Having spent about five years total in the Central American countries in the...
Forum: Americas 10-25-2014, 04:45 PM
Replies: 25,817
Views: 2,104,539
Posted By TRAVELGUY
I miss Chango. He's the most interesting gringo...

I miss Chango. He's the most interesting gringo I have meet in Mexico. I guess now he is living in Puerto Rico.

TravelGuy
Forum: Americas 10-23-2014, 06:02 PM
Replies: 25,817
Views: 2,104,539
Posted By TRAVELGUY
+1 I have done Mexico on three different...

+1

I have done Mexico on three different sized bikes. DL1000, DL650 and a DR650. As size and weight went down pleasure went up.

TravelGuy
Forum: Thumpers 10-23-2014, 08:30 AM
Replies: 101,385
Views: 19,674,315
Posted By TRAVELGUY
Using a impact wrench to install your fork caps...

Using a impact wrench to install your fork caps seems like a ideal way to strip the threads on your fork caps. They are a very fine thread and easy top cross thread.

TravelGuy
Forum: Thumpers 10-22-2014, 06:45 PM
Replies: 101,385
Views: 19,674,315
Posted By TRAVELGUY
Was told they do so I bought a pair, so now I...

Was told they do so I bought a pair, so now I know not to believe everything you read on the net. They don't fit.

TravelGuy
Forum: Thumpers 10-13-2014, 09:05 AM
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Posted By TRAVELGUY
Yes I've done this on three different DR650's. ...

Yes I've done this on three different DR650's. There is room under the fuel tank to hide the wiring.

TravelGuy
Forum: Thumpers 10-11-2014, 06:51 PM
Replies: 101,385
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Posted By TRAVELGUY
A long time ago someone posted that these should...

A long time ago someone posted that these should be removed with the engine warmed up (hot). Remembering that post when I bought a used DR that I wanted to check the valves on the inspection plugs...
Forum: Thumpers 10-06-2014, 01:15 PM
Replies: 101,385
Views: 19,674,315
Posted By TRAVELGUY
That's what I have done for years. Just bought a...

That's what I have done for years. Just bought a new gallon yesterday.

TravelGuy
Forum: Thumpers 10-05-2014, 06:37 PM
Replies: 101,385
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Posted By TRAVELGUY
I only use WD40 for cleaning and lubing. Original...

I only use WD40 for cleaning and lubing. Original chain on my DL650 has 34,000 miles and still good. Original chain on my DL1000 is still good at 30,000. Stock chain on my DR650 only has about 9,000...
Forum: Americas 10-02-2014, 09:23 AM
Replies: 25,817
Views: 2,104,539
Posted By TRAVELGUY
Name change?

Notice a few days ago that the thread name changed back to "Is Mexico Safe?"

I don't get to read every post on this thread so when did we get the real name back?

TravelGuy
Forum: Thumpers 10-01-2014, 06:43 AM
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Views: 19,674,315
Posted By TRAVELGUY
Where did you get this info? TravelGuy

Where did you get this info?

TravelGuy
Forum: Americas 09-30-2014, 05:54 PM
Replies: 25,817
Views: 2,104,539
Posted By TRAVELGUY
Digger I think you've been there since I have...

Digger I think you've been there since I have been but January before last during my visit that area was very peaceful.

TravelGuy
Forum: Thumpers 09-29-2014, 04:47 PM
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Posted By TRAVELGUY
yes!

yes!
Forum: Thumpers 09-29-2014, 01:09 PM
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Views: 19,674,315
Posted By TRAVELGUY
You can put a shop rag in the primary gears to...

You can put a shop rag in the primary gears to hold the clutch in place. Then if you have a impact gun use that. If not use a strong arm extension on your socket.

TravelGuy
Forum: Thumpers 09-29-2014, 01:06 PM
Replies: 101,385
Views: 19,674,315
Posted By TRAVELGUY
I'm not good advice on this subject. Have...

I'm not good advice on this subject. Have rotated three inlet tubes and bent two of them. Highly recommend putting the tube in a smooth jawed vice and rotating the carb.

TravelGuy
Forum: Thumpers 09-29-2014, 09:44 AM
Replies: 101,385
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Posted By TRAVELGUY
Not sure what your problem is with your Safari...

Not sure what your problem is with your Safari tank but mine would drain totally dry. I was using the pit cocks that can with the tank. I had my carb inlet turned about 45 degrees. Head pressure...
Forum: Americas 09-21-2014, 10:14 PM
Replies: 25,817
Views: 2,104,539
Posted By TRAVELGUY
It's been six years next month since I crossed at...

It's been six years next month since I crossed at Tapachula. It's the only crossing were we had problems with cheating money changers and conmen trying to sell fake passes good for all the other...
Forum: Beasts 09-19-2014, 03:23 PM
Replies: 3,872
Views: 732,794
Posted By TRAVELGUY
Here's the lin k; ...

Here's the lin k;

http://www.advrider.com/forums/showthread.php?t=1009260&highlight=STROM
Forum: Beasts 09-16-2014, 08:40 AM
Replies: 3,872
Views: 732,794
Posted By TRAVELGUY
Dl650 Luggage

Just posted a complete set of side case luggage from a 2013 Wee Strom ADV model in the flea market. Both bags and mounts.

TravelGuy
Forum: Thumpers 09-11-2014, 09:05 PM
Replies: 101,385
Views: 19,674,315
Posted By TRAVELGUY
Isn't surging caused by a lean condition? ...

Isn't surging caused by a lean condition?

TravelGuy


Surging at a steady speed is usually a sign of a rich fuel mixture at that speed, at 20 mph(depending on gear used) I would think your...
Forum: Americas 09-09-2014, 06:22 PM
Replies: 25,817
Views: 2,104,539
Posted By TRAVELGUY
Sorry to hear that, it's been 15 years since I...

Sorry to hear that, it's been 15 years since I was there.

TravelGuy
Forum: Thumpers 09-09-2014, 06:16 PM
Replies: 101,385
Views: 19,674,315
Posted By TRAVELGUY
I tired draining the blow several times but that...

I tired draining the blow several times but that didn't get it all out, probably a pint totally, all other potential problems checked out okay. So I dump the tank put in fresh gas and all was good. ...
Forum: Thumpers 09-09-2014, 03:27 PM
Replies: 101,385
Views: 19,674,315
Posted By TRAVELGUY
When my DR acted like that it turned out to be...

When my DR acted like that it turned out to be water in the fuel tank. Had to remove tank and turn it upside down to drain all the watery gas.

TravelGuy
Forum: Thumpers 09-08-2014, 05:38 PM
Replies: 101,385
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Posted By TRAVELGUY
35mm film canister fits snug over the key slot. ...

35mm film canister fits snug over the key slot. I keep one in my tank bag.

TravelGuy

TE=Emmbeedee;25027029]I'm getting a little worried about how much rain gets into the ignition switch...
Forum: Americas 09-06-2014, 05:27 PM
Replies: 25,817
Views: 2,104,539
Posted By TRAVELGUY
Tulum is worth the trip! TravelGuy

Tulum is worth the trip!

TravelGuy
Forum: Thumpers 09-05-2014, 05:47 AM
Replies: 101,385
Views: 19,674,315
Posted By TRAVELGUY
Yes! TravelGuy

Yes!

TravelGuy
Forum: Equipment 09-04-2014, 08:25 PM
Replies: 6,638
Views: 2,637,766
Posted By TRAVELGUY
Impressive show of how to properly pack your bike...

Impressive show of how to properly pack your bike on your camping gear.

TravelGuy
Forum: Thumpers 09-03-2014, 07:29 PM
Replies: 101,385
Views: 19,674,315
Posted By TRAVELGUY
For my DR 650's I have had IMS (unsatisfied). ...

For my DR 650's I have had IMS (unsatisfied). Acerbis (satisfied). Safari (very satisfied), excellent quality. All three in natural will stain, probably about the same. The petcock valves...
Forum: Thumpers 09-02-2014, 08:22 PM
Replies: 101,385
Views: 19,674,315
Posted By TRAVELGUY
We'll see when he replies but it seems to me that...

We'll see when he replies but it seems to me that he's traveling solo. Since there is a buss ahead of him it's my guess that this is the only way to get where he is going. From my experience...
Forum: Equipment 09-02-2014, 02:40 PM
Replies: 6,638
Views: 2,637,766
Posted By TRAVELGUY
Very impressive!!! TravelGuy

Very impressive!!!

TravelGuy
Forum: Americas 08-31-2014, 06:42 AM
Replies: 25,817
Views: 2,104,539
Posted By TRAVELGUY
Thanks for posting this link. I find it very...

Thanks for posting this link. I find it very interesting reading. It will become a daily habit.

TravelGuy
Forum: Thumpers 08-24-2014, 01:36 PM
Replies: 101,385
Views: 19,674,315
Posted By TRAVELGUY
Contact MotoLab in the venders section of ADV. ...

Contact MotoLab in the venders section of ADV. He has a large stock of carb parts.

TravelGuy
Forum: Thumpers 08-22-2014, 07:36 PM
Replies: 101,385
Views: 19,674,315
Posted By TRAVELGUY
Have used one gauges for the passed ten years or...

Have used one gauges for the passed ten years or more. Very reliable.

TravelGuy
Forum: Thumpers 08-22-2014, 12:21 PM
Replies: 101,385
Views: 19,674,315
Posted By TRAVELGUY
Check for loose/bad connection of the battery...

Check for loose/bad connection of the battery negative lead both at the battery and at the frame connection.

TravelGuy
Forum: Equipment 08-18-2014, 08:08 AM
Replies: 6,638
Views: 2,637,766
Posted By TRAVELGUY
I always carry on camping trips where the law...

I always carry on camping trips where the law allows, don't go on camping trips where the law of that state does not allow.

TravelGuy
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