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Forum: Mapping & Navigation 06-23-2015, 10:41 AM
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Posted By porterrad
That would be particularly annoying. I don't...

That would be particularly annoying. I don't think that mine has done this kind of reboot. My reboots are seemingly random, although it doesn't seem to happen within ~30 minutes after turning it on.
Forum: Mapping & Navigation 06-22-2015, 09:15 PM
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Posted By porterrad
Rec'd a replacement GPS from Garmin under...

Rec'd a replacement GPS from Garmin under warranty about 2 months ago. The original was randomly rebooting. It probably did this 100 times in 20k miles. I decided to accept the replacement unit...
Forum: Equipment 06-22-2015, 08:57 PM
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Views: 329,350
Posted By porterrad
When I edit video using Virb Edit, the GPS track...

When I edit video using Virb Edit, the GPS track is always off by about 5-10 seconds. I tried to adjust it in Virb Edit, but rec'd a message that it was already sync'd & messing with it might produce...
Forum: Thumpers 06-19-2015, 05:47 AM
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Posted By porterrad
My Dad was a research engineer for Mobil Oil for...

My Dad was a research engineer for Mobil Oil for 40+ years. They ran engines continuously on a dynomometer using Mobil1 syn for over a million miles w/o any measurable wear. The oil looked &...
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 06-10-2015, 05:25 AM
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Views: 35,633
Posted By porterrad
Great pics - thanks for posting. Where's the...

Great pics - thanks for posting. Where's the water crossing? I don't recognize it.
Forum: Thumpers 05-21-2015, 07:41 AM
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Posted By porterrad
'87 CR forks are on one if my DRs. They're about...

'87 CR forks are on one if my DRs. They're about 1-1/4" longer than stock DR forks. They were 43mm dia so they slid into the existing triple clamps. It took a lot of trial & error to get the bike...
Forum: Thumpers 05-13-2015, 03:35 AM
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Posted By porterrad
Early single cable throttle tubes for CV carbs...

Early single cable throttle tubes for CV carbs are also different from later model dual cable CV.
Forum: Mapping & Navigation 05-13-2015, 03:25 AM
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Posted By porterrad
My 590 has been doing the same plus a few other...

My 590 has been doing the same plus a few other weird operations: Mine also reboots at random intervals. At it's worst, it reboots ~ 10 times in 20 minutes. Last year, Garmin sent me a new auto...
Forum: Mapping & Navigation 05-09-2015, 04:04 AM
Replies: 1,261
Views: 203,179
Posted By porterrad
I've had it do the u turn thing when I didn't...

I've had it do the u turn thing when I didn't zoom in far enough when placing the waypoint. For instance, I placed the waypoint in the northbound lane of an interstate when I was riding south. It...
Forum: Equipment 05-04-2015, 12:28 PM
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Views: 329,350
Posted By porterrad
A Zumo 590 connected wirelessly to a Virb Elite...

A Zumo 590 connected wirelessly to a Virb Elite can select individual high resolution pictures with the push of a single button on the Zumo's touch screen. The Zumo can also take videos with the...
Forum: Thumpers 04-25-2015, 06:13 AM
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Posted By porterrad
I'd be interested in this too. Also, what's it...

I'd be interested in this too. Also, what's it do to jetting & power. Cheap DG mufflers are often on sale on eBay. They're a lot lighter than stock, but I've steered clear because they're loud.
...
Forum: Thumpers 04-25-2015, 05:03 AM
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Posted By porterrad
Great idea. The little bit of extra length &...

Great idea. The little bit of extra length & smaller oil stream may be enough to keep me from dribbling oil down the frame & cables.

I've been using cheap paper funnels that fold flat for...
Forum: Thumpers 04-18-2015, 01:25 PM
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Posted By porterrad
Successfully rotated 2 inlet barbs 90 degrees w/...

Successfully rotated 2 inlet barbs 90 degrees w/ a very large adjustable wrench. The wrench was big enough to fit the entire barb between the jaws. The barb didn't deform at all but lots of worry...
Forum: Thumpers 04-18-2015, 10:43 AM
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Posted By porterrad
Check your PMs.

Check your PMs.
Forum: Thumpers 04-18-2015, 04:41 AM
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Posted By porterrad
A'99SE in Pennsylvania just sold for $3,500 w/...

A'99SE in Pennsylvania just sold for $3,500 w/ local pickup after 11 bids on eBay. This is the highest I've ever seen, but it also looked like the nicest DR I've seen in many years: 3,200 miles,...
Forum: Thumpers 04-17-2015, 04:49 AM
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Posted By porterrad
Do you recall where you found the locknut for the...

Do you recall where you found the locknut for the rear axle?
Forum: Thumpers 04-09-2015, 12:57 AM
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Posted By porterrad
Years ago, I ran a 75 watt jacket, 55 watt...

Years ago, I ran a 75 watt jacket, 55 watt headlight, 35 watt hot grips & stock tail light on my '96 SE model. It would power this load without the lights flickering at high engine RPMs. If I...
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 04-08-2015, 05:33 PM
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Views: 35,633
Posted By porterrad
I don't think tires will be an issue if it's dry....

I don't think tires will be an issue if it's dry. Rocks will be the challenge on a Vstrom. Because a Vstrom is so low, you'll need a full coverage skid plate or you'll probably crack, bend or break...
Forum: Mapping & Navigation 04-07-2015, 12:45 PM
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Posted By porterrad
This seems like a great tip that could solve...

This seems like a great tip that could solve several issues for me. Thx.
Forum: Thumpers 04-07-2015, 03:40 AM
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Posted By porterrad
http://pages.ebay.com/link/?nav=item.view&alt=web&...

http://pages.ebay.com/link/?nav=item.view&alt=web&id=301586336254

Very nice '99SE w/ 3200 miles on eBay in Pa. Local pickup req'd. Starting bid $2200. Auction ends Sat.
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 04-01-2015, 12:14 PM
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Posted By porterrad
This may not be close enough for you, but there...

This may not be close enough for you, but there are a few 2 track forest service roads north of the James River & south of 664. National Geographic sells nice maps for about $15 that show them. You...
Forum: Thumpers 03-28-2015, 12:21 PM
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Posted By porterrad
Never had a DR650, but had a SP600 for about 5...

Never had a DR650, but had a SP600 for about 5 years. The SP was the predecessor of the DR650. It had the same basic engine design w/ a 5 speed & oil cooler.

I like to gear street bikes tall,...
Forum: Thumpers 03-25-2015, 09:47 PM
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Posted By porterrad
Not the same but similar. My dirt DR has 12.2"...

Not the same but similar. My dirt DR has 12.2" forks from an 87 CR. They're a little over 1" longer than the DR fork. Rather than reduce the fork height, I jacked up the rear w/ shorter dog...
Forum: Thumpers 03-24-2015, 01:26 PM
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Posted By porterrad
Another candidate for the header guard -...

Another candidate for the header guard - especially if it goes a little further forward. It wasn't easy, but I melted the inner leg on a nice pair of pants on the forward part of the header. If...
Forum: Thumpers 03-23-2015, 08:47 PM
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Posted By porterrad
I got one of the last 2 Scotts swingarms from the...

I got one of the last 2 Scotts swingarms from the factory many years ago. A buddy got the other. Scotts sold them for $200 off "because they were the last ones". It was still expensive. It may...
Forum: Thumpers 03-23-2015, 08:13 PM
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Posted By porterrad
My Dad was a research engineer for Mobil & taught...

My Dad was a research engineer for Mobil & taught me a little about oil. Mobil sells synthetic & dino oil. Most synthetic oils make for easier winter starts because it's thinner (lower viscosity)...
Forum: Thumpers 03-21-2015, 06:40 AM
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Posted By porterrad
This is a stretch, but easy to fix if it's the...

This is a stretch, but easy to fix if it's the problem: too much oil in the filter can choke off airflow.
Forum: Mapping & Navigation 03-21-2015, 06:27 AM
Replies: 1,261
Views: 203,179
Posted By porterrad
GPSCity was very responsive to me over email &...

GPSCity was very responsive to me over email & phone. I bought my Zumo through them in a pkg w/ 2 TPMS for a good price about 6 mos. ago. Also subsequently bought accessories thru them w/o problems.
Forum: Thumpers 03-17-2015, 09:12 AM
Replies: 33,433
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Posted By porterrad
2x on that question. I've considered a 385 or...

2x on that question. I've considered a 385 or bigger. 2 of my friends built 435s years ago. One went all in w/ vortex airbox, big pipe, aftermarket silencer, big carb,... It seemed like it had...
Forum: Thumpers 03-16-2015, 05:37 AM
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Posted By porterrad
I've been using something similar. It works...

I've been using something similar. It works great. You see them on sale periodically. A friend had a hydraulic cylinder blow out on his, but I've been lucky.

A few yrs back, I bolted a pair of...
Forum: Mapping & Navigation 03-16-2015, 05:12 AM
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Views: 203,179
Posted By porterrad
I can't swear what was set @ the time, but it may...

I can't swear what was set @ the time, but it may have been car pools, unpaved & highways. That's what I have set now, but I turn ferries & unpaved on/off regularly.
Forum: Thumpers 03-16-2015, 04:56 AM
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Posted By porterrad
How do you like that height? I never tried a...

How do you like that height? I never tried a screen that high.

Mine didn't have a screen when I bought it so I cut one about 3" higher than the top of the cowl & tried it. It was too noisy for...
Forum: Thumpers 03-15-2015, 08:22 PM
Replies: 33,433
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Posted By porterrad
Yep- that's the one I have, but I cut the screen...

Yep- that's the one I have, but I cut the screen flush w/ the top of the fairing.
Forum: Mapping & Navigation 03-14-2015, 07:37 AM
Replies: 1,261
Views: 203,179
Posted By porterrad
I tried to figure the logic that "Twisty Roads"...

I tried to figure the logic that "Twisty Roads" uses. I gave up after 20 attempts. It seems like it has a list of twisty road sections that it tries to take you to. For instance, I think the...
Forum: Thumpers 03-14-2015, 06:43 AM
Replies: 33,433
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Posted By porterrad
Looks like a great find - thanks. Been looking...

Looks like a great find - thanks. Been looking for something like this for a while.
Forum: Thumpers 03-14-2015, 06:35 AM
Replies: 33,433
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Posted By porterrad
The plastic headlight cover from an old model...

The plastic headlight cover from an old model (don't recall the year) DR650 bolts directly on the DRS & SE steel headlight bracket w/ no mods. The 650's cover has wings on each side parallel to the...
Forum: Thumpers 03-13-2015, 01:54 PM
Replies: 33,433
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Posted By porterrad
Gas runs from the tank thru the fuel line to the...

Gas runs from the tank thru the fuel line to the carb bowl by gravity.

Can't guarantee this will work for you, but I'm 3 for 3 rotating DRS carb's fuel barbs. I used a very large adjustable...
Forum: Thumpers 03-03-2015, 04:31 AM
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Posted By porterrad
Same goes for me.

Same goes for me.
Forum: Thumpers 03-01-2015, 09:54 PM
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Posted By porterrad
On a DR that I ride mostly on the street, I've...

On a DR that I ride mostly on the street, I've been running 16/38 for years. This is on a late model DR w/ the higher numerical primary gearing. With a stock engine it will pull 70-75 mph if...
Forum: Thumpers 02-21-2015, 05:54 AM
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Posted By porterrad
The stock Dirt DRs that I've seen all had tall...

The stock Dirt DRs that I've seen all had tall seats - I think. The '98 & '99 stock DRS seats are about the same height as the Dirt seats. My stock '90 DRS seat is about 1" shorter. I'm not sure...
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