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Forum: Trip Planning 07-03-2015, 05:59 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 408
Posted By Dan Diego
First off, do some research. Right here on ADV...

First off, do some research. Right here on ADV would be a great start.

Lots and lots of good info about the whole she-bang.

Good luck.
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 07-03-2015, 05:54 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 647
Posted By Dan Diego
The poll in tongue in cheek. The questions...

The poll in tongue in cheek.

The questions can't be answered, and there are misspellings.

Likely created by a bored Beemer owner while his "chariot" is in the shop.

The next poll will be:...
Forum: Pacific Northwet - Where it's green. And wet. 07-02-2015, 01:36 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 626
Posted By Dan Diego
A friend and I did that past over 5 miles of...

A friend and I did that past over 5 miles of construction/accident traffic outside of Vegas on the I-15 north last summer. Temps were 112-120 and we were dying.

At the end of the line was a cop...
Forum: Epic Ride Reports 07-01-2015, 10:23 AM
Replies: 159
Views: 20,692
Posted By Dan Diego
All of the KLR riders at KLRistas Unite...

All of the KLR riders at KLRistas Unite (https://www.facebook.com/groups/468009736697499/) FB site are with you, Mallory.

https://www.facebook.com/groups/468009736697499/

Please let us know...
Forum: Thumpers 06-30-2015, 12:42 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 505
Posted By Dan Diego
It takes a little know-how (preferably with...

It takes a little know-how (preferably with someone who's done it before) and a special tool or two.

It's been my experience that dealers won't do it but bike mechanics will.

Find a KLR tech...
Forum: British Beasts: Triumph Tigers 06-29-2015, 10:26 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 909
Posted By Dan Diego
Here's the official thread: ...

Here's the official thread: http://www.ironbutt.com/2015ibr/
Forum: The Perfect Line and Other Riding Myths 06-24-2015, 10:13 AM
Replies: 89
Views: 5,147
Posted By Dan Diego
I did the IBA 50CC (coast to coast in 50 hours)....

I did the IBA 50CC (coast to coast in 50 hours). San Diego to Jax.

I rode my big Triumph, stopping in San Antonio the first night.

I took my time coming home, though both routes--here and...
Forum: Thumpers 06-23-2015, 11:27 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 794
Posted By Dan Diego
Don't listen to that guy. He financed a...

Don't listen to that guy.

He financed a too-big bike for 6 years that he doesn't ride enough...or well enough.:D

It's called KLR envy and it's common in the Ewan/Charley circles. :lol3

Buy a...
Forum: Thumpers 06-23-2015, 09:20 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 794
Posted By Dan Diego
FNG, You're all over the page, man. ...

FNG,

You're all over the page, man.

Your other post asked for comparisons between "a Honda Rebel and any of the 250cc dual sports."

What do you plan to do with it? Commute? Off road?...
Forum: Thumpers 06-22-2015, 05:39 PM
Replies: 8,753
Views: 2,288,028
Posted By Dan Diego
I'm gonna say yes... They appeared to be the...

I'm gonna say yes... They appeared to be the stock ones but I will check.

They were the gaskets recommended by Eagle Mike for the 685 kit.
Forum: Thumpers 06-22-2015, 02:19 PM
Replies: 8,753
Views: 2,288,028
Posted By Dan Diego
Finally buttoned up the 685 kit on my Gen2...

Finally buttoned up the 685 kit on my Gen2 project and took her for a break-in ride through the mountain twisties east of San Diego.
...
Forum: Canada 06-18-2015, 09:13 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,029
Posted By Dan Diego
There was a spot we stopped to rest, right in the...

There was a spot we stopped to rest, right in the middle of the jade mining area, next to a small lake. Just a few miles south of the Jade Store.

We commented that it looked as if there had been...
Forum: Mapping & Navigation 06-17-2015, 05:18 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,166
Posted By Dan Diego
Lifetime maps (and a new unit).

Lifetime maps (and a new unit).
Forum: Mapping & Navigation 06-17-2015, 08:38 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,166
Posted By Dan Diego
I've had the 660 for a few years now and have...

I've had the 660 for a few years now and have wanted to upgrade to the 665.

But for $380 with lifetime maps, I'm pulling the trigger on this and seeking my current one on CL.
Forum: The Perfect Line and Other Riding Myths 06-15-2015, 05:38 PM
Replies: 103
Views: 5,249
Posted By Dan Diego
That's kinda the point of a "group ride."...

That's kinda the point of a "group ride." Otherwise, it's just anarchy.

But back to the OP: I agree with the others; ditch that group and find a group more to your liking. It'll be so much more...
Forum: Thumpers 06-14-2015, 08:01 AM
Replies: 17,549
Views: 2,095,754
Posted By Dan Diego
My Gen2 project is just about buttoned up. ...

My Gen2 project is just about buttoned up.

Added the KLX jet kit and a new ThermoBob (check out that gold bling!).

Dropped in the head and carb. Added oil and coolant.

Should ride it home...
Forum: GS Boxers 06-12-2015, 06:27 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 2,387
Posted By Dan Diego
Check for any orange coloration around the tank...

Check for any orange coloration around the tank and plastics.

KTM has been known to trick unsuspecting dual sport buyers...
Forum: Equipment 06-12-2015, 04:22 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 3,457
Posted By Dan Diego
That's what I was gonna say! There is no way I...

That's what I was gonna say! There is no way I can get my Sidi boots under my jeans.

Riding pants, sure. Jeans, no way!
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 06-12-2015, 02:14 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 612
Posted By Dan Diego
http://i1296.photobucket.com/albums/ag11/dandiego1...

http://i1296.photobucket.com/albums/ag11/dandiego1/frank%20torch_zpstjowwkbw.jpg

Fire BAD!
Forum: Photos 06-12-2015, 12:49 PM
Replies: 1,216
Views: 245,282
Posted By Dan Diego
Dang! I was going to post up a photo of a...

Dang! I was going to post up a photo of a nighttime campfire scene.

But after viewing these great photos, I'm too humbled to post my amateur snapshots!

So, I can add photography to the list of...
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 06-12-2015, 11:59 AM
Replies: 55
Views: 7,481
Posted By Dan Diego
Yup. Just replaced a set after 15k miles. They...

Yup. Just replaced a set after 15k miles. They still had life in them and felt great on pavement; dirt and sand, not so much.

But I had a replacement set waiting in the garage and couldn't...
Forum: Americas 06-11-2015, 05:02 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 797
Posted By Dan Diego
Yes, you can. That question isn't on the...

Yes, you can. That question isn't on the insurance questionnaire (online form) I use.
Forum: The Perfect Line and Other Riding Myths 06-11-2015, 09:07 AM
Replies: 184
Views: 14,547
Posted By Dan Diego
Atgatt...

Atgatt...
Forum: The Perfect Line and Other Riding Myths 06-11-2015, 08:19 AM
Replies: 184
Views: 14,547
Posted By Dan Diego
If KTM would've just given their bikes to Charley...

If KTM would've just given their bikes to Charley and Ewen...
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 06-11-2015, 08:18 AM
Replies: 57
Views: 3,868
Posted By Dan Diego
^^^that^^^

^^^that^^^
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 06-11-2015, 07:32 AM
Replies: 57
Views: 3,868
Posted By Dan Diego
Someone above mentioned that it's a different...

Someone above mentioned that it's a different animal to different inmates; that's very true.

Many access this forum, do their research and ask questions that aren't already answered.:deal

But...
Forum: The Perfect Line and Other Riding Myths 06-10-2015, 09:12 PM
Replies: 184
Views: 14,547
Posted By Dan Diego
Keep the rubber side down. Ride to live,...

Keep the rubber side down.

Ride to live, live to ride.

Use SynTech brand oil/chain/tires or your bike will literally explode. Literally.
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 06-10-2015, 09:36 AM
Replies: 57
Views: 3,868
Posted By Dan Diego
Oh, c'mon, Chuck. A little lighthearted ribbing...

Oh, c'mon, Chuck. A little lighthearted ribbing of those who ask what kind oil they should put in their new orange bike is absolutely warranted.

Methinks you're not giving these folks enough...
Forum: Equipment 06-10-2015, 09:00 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 734
Posted By Dan Diego
Put the mat inside your bag. I sometimes do that.

Put the mat inside your bag. I sometimes do that.
Forum: The Perfect Line and Other Riding Myths 06-10-2015, 08:59 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,353
Posted By Dan Diego
50/50: There's a 50% chance you'll bust your ass...

50/50: There's a 50% chance you'll bust your ass and scuff up your new "adventure" bike.
Forum: The Garage 06-10-2015, 08:55 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,605
Posted By Dan Diego
I was told that the non-matching serial numbers...

I was told that the non-matching serial numbers shouldn't be a concern.

I had the DMV actually check the frame and engine ser. #s years back when I imported a bike. It was a bear to get past the...
Forum: Epic Ride Reports 06-10-2015, 07:45 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 3,619
Posted By Dan Diego
Yup and yup. I know the feeling and I was...

Yup and yup.

I know the feeling and I was thinking the same thing, respectively.

Well done, chavo.
Forum: Day Trippin' 06-10-2015, 07:37 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 4,238
Posted By Dan Diego
Frick! These are the photos I wish I'D taken. ...

Frick! These are the photos I wish I'D taken.

Great job, boys. I'm enjoying this RR as much as you enjoyed riding the AZBDR.

Let's see the finish...
Forum: The Perfect Line and Other Riding Myths 06-10-2015, 07:18 AM
Replies: 70
Views: 5,035
Posted By Dan Diego
Aw, man. Don't kill this thread. It was just...

Aw, man. Don't kill this thread. It was just getting fun...:D

We haven't even touched on color-coordinated blades or unique hiding places.

Keester a katana?
Forum: The Garage 06-09-2015, 04:19 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,605
Posted By Dan Diego
None taken. I live 4 miles from Eagle Mike....

None taken.

I live 4 miles from Eagle Mike. If you know KLRs, the top names in the (KLR) biz were there this past weekend for a tech day.

It's mostly elbow grease. The photos would scare most...
Forum: The Rockies It's all downhill from here... 06-09-2015, 01:56 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 499
Posted By Dan Diego
Hey, better to discover and repair electrical...

Hey, better to discover and repair electrical gremlins in MT than on the Dempster, right?
Forum: The Perfect Line and Other Riding Myths 06-09-2015, 01:30 PM
Replies: 70
Views: 5,035
Posted By Dan Diego
And remember: There's a 12" minimum legal blade...

And remember: There's a 12" minimum legal blade length in NM.

To be safe, carry a 14 incher.

Cuts through the Leatt body suit like a kukri through butter.
Forum: The Perfect Line and Other Riding Myths 06-09-2015, 10:45 AM
Replies: 70
Views: 5,035
Posted By Dan Diego
I have it on good information that the following...

I have it on good information that the following weapons may meet your needs:

Candlestick, knife, revolver, rope, and poison. :evil
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 06-09-2015, 10:35 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,618
Posted By Dan Diego
Hi, I'm here for the oil/tire/chain care thread. ...

Hi, I'm here for the oil/tire/chain care thread.


http://i1296.photobucket.com/albums/ag11/dandiego1/escalated%20quickly_zps2ssahosy.jpg
Forum: The Perfect Line and Other Riding Myths 06-09-2015, 09:55 AM
Replies: 70
Views: 5,035
Posted By Dan Diego
Do you wanna be Mr. Alienation? Because that's...

Do you wanna be Mr. Alienation? Because that's what you're gonna be.
...
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