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Forum: Equipment 07-07-2012, 07:34 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 926
Posted By DrDale
I have a pair of the Tourmaster Solution boots. ...

I have a pair of the Tourmaster Solution boots. Very good value and I still use them for my around town and commuting riding. For the road and trips I now use the Sidi Discovery rain. taller,...
Forum: Beasts 06-08-2012, 08:57 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 6,613
Posted By DrDale
shock

I may have a unique perspective since I have both the Sasquatch rebuild and the Elka 3 way adjustable shock. The Sasquatch rebuild is a definate, noticable improvement. The stock unit deteriorated...
Forum: Beasts 04-04-2012, 03:37 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 761
Posted By DrDale
I'm 5'6" and ride a V-Strom 650. It's a bit...

I'm 5'6" and ride a V-Strom 650. It's a bit tall, but doesn't bother me. Rode the 600+ miles of the Trans Labrador Highway, which is all dirt, gravel and quite treacherous. Might have been easier...
Forum: Beasts 03-21-2012, 09:46 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 5,720
Posted By DrDale
I've ridden my 06 wee up Pikes Peak and Mt Evans...

I've ridden my 06 wee up Pikes Peak and Mt Evans in Colorado - over 14,000 feet with no problems in regard to the altitude (except my own wheezing....). One thing about riding in the dirt, at least...
Forum: Beasts 03-16-2012, 09:16 AM
Replies: 137
Views: 31,257
Posted By DrDale
Great thread. Please keep us posted especially...

Great thread. Please keep us posted especially on what and which farkles from your 06 are able to be directly moved to your new 2012.

Thanks! and enjoy the ride.
Forum: Beasts 03-12-2012, 02:39 PM
Replies: 194
Views: 39,455
Posted By DrDale
I'll add one more option to the mix - for my...

I'll add one more option to the mix - for my personal situation anyway... I already have a 2006 weestrom and it's outfitted and farkled exactly as I like it. Emulators and fork springs, Elka (and...
Forum: Beasts 03-07-2012, 03:18 PM
Replies: 53
Views: 4,485
Posted By DrDale
once you get the allen bolt out and the forks...

once you get the allen bolt out and the forks apart - I used a long allen socket and 1/2 drive air gun - be sure you clean the threads on the bolt and damper rod and use some blue loctite on the...
Forum: Beasts 12-24-2011, 09:37 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 4,165
Posted By DrDale
Metzler Tourance

I have 13,500 miles on my Metzler Tourance (not EXP) tires. Rear is a bit flattened out, but not down to wear bars. Front still looks decent. Probably swap for new ones over the winter, but very...
Forum: Beasts 11-21-2011, 08:09 AM
Replies: 137
Views: 31,257
Posted By DrDale
Great write-up V-Tom. We've shared some of the...

Great write-up V-Tom. We've shared some of the same roads and destinations, just at different times. In 08 me and a buddy rode to Colorado, stayed in Ouray, rode Pikes Peak, Mt Evans, Million...
Forum: Beasts 07-04-2011, 07:12 AM
Replies: 262
Views: 53,362
Posted By DrDale
For everyone complaining that the new V-Stom...

For everyone complaining that the new V-Stom didn't go far enough - 800cc, spoked wheels, ect - just go buy the Triumph Tiger XC - it has all of that and more. I test rode a Tiger XC a few weeks ago...
Forum: Beasts 06-22-2011, 04:10 PM
Replies: 1,684
Views: 255,490
Posted By DrDale
Ditto. The weestrom came as an affordable...

Ditto. The weestrom came as an affordable "platform" to build from, if you CHOOSE to. Mine has the GSXR calipers, galfer brake lines, Elka shock, Race Tech fork springs and emulators, Caribou...
Forum: Beasts 06-22-2011, 03:44 PM
Replies: 1,684
Views: 255,490
Posted By DrDale
I resent that....some of my best friends are...

I resent that....some of my best friends are dickheads, uh, I mean KTM owners...:clap
Forum: Beasts 06-06-2011, 01:41 PM
Replies: 1,684
Views: 255,490
Posted By DrDale
insurance cost?

Everyone seems to want an 800CC adventure bike. I recall a few years back there was a big jump in insurance rates for 750cc and up. That was a big part of the reason Honda and others came out with...
Forum: Americas 04-21-2011, 01:01 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 4,444
Posted By DrDale
Anyplace I've camped off the motorcycle we've...

Anyplace I've camped off the motorcycle we've always been able to put 2 tents and bikes (or more) on one campsite. You'd still be able to split the camping fee. Also, I've found it's usually...
Forum: Trip Planning 04-20-2011, 09:06 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 3,779
Posted By DrDale
Thanks. I have the hydration issue covered. ...

Thanks. I have the hydration issue covered. Camelback Mule 100 oz system and a camelback 25 oz insulated "better bottle" with extended drinking tube which I attach to my tank bag. Only thing I...
Forum: Trip Planning 04-19-2011, 05:26 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 3,779
Posted By DrDale
thanks

Thanks to all for the advise. Especially CamoGreg who'd taken the same ride. Good point that even mesh can just let in the superheated blast. I wear LD comfort shirt and shorts which can work as...
Forum: Trip Planning 04-16-2011, 08:45 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 3,779
Posted By DrDale
Riding gear quesiton

This summer I'm planning a July trip from Michigan out to California by way of the southern route, more or less following some of Route 66, up the Pacific Coast highway to Monterey (MotoGP). ...
Forum: Beasts 03-11-2011, 08:52 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,657
Posted By DrDale
I bought my 06 DL650 brand new from the dealer...

I bought my 06 DL650 brand new from the dealer for $5,800. It was a current model, not a left-over. NADA "average value" for 2007 DL650 with saddle bags and back case and rack lists at $4,640.
...
Forum: Beasts 03-02-2011, 08:35 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 4,664
Posted By DrDale
Intiminators

I have a set of Intiminators that I'd sell. Early model, used one season. Now using the Emulators (and still tuning those...)
Forum: Beasts 12-07-2010, 02:51 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 3,032
Posted By DrDale
You'll be fine. I have the Tourmaster Synergy...

You'll be fine. I have the Tourmaster Synergy heated jacket and heated grips. I believe the amperage and voltages quoted are with the heated gear running at the warmest settings. I doubt you'll be...
Forum: Beasts 11-15-2010, 11:29 AM
Replies: 46
Views: 3,302
Posted By DrDale
This is a matter of opinion, not necessarily a...

This is a matter of opinion, not necessarily a fact. I've got over 35,000 miles on my wee, with Alaska Sheepskin butt pad, I have no complaints in this regard whatsoever.
Forum: Beasts 11-01-2010, 04:04 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 2,893
Posted By DrDale
For anyone who's considering getting a chain...

For anyone who's considering getting a chain rivet tool I'd strongly suggest the one from Motion Pro over the EK product. The Motion pro parts are heavier and stronger, and individual replacement...
Forum: Beasts 11-01-2010, 04:01 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 2,893
Posted By DrDale
Lots of good advise. I also believe that you...

Lots of good advise. I also believe that you can over-do the chain cleaning unless you've ridden in sand or an abrasive surface. I use a grunge brush with dilute dawn dish soap. same stuff I use...
Forum: Beasts 09-20-2010, 01:58 PM
Replies: 103
Views: 22,432
Posted By DrDale
I found decent quality used 03 GSXR calipers on...

I found decent quality used 03 GSXR calipers on ebay for 10 each, with an additional $10 each for shipping. Then got the SV Racing adapters from Blair along with the Galfer SS brake lines and pads...
Forum: Beasts 07-02-2010, 05:07 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 2,142
Posted By DrDale
Wicked If you've raised the forks in the triple clamps...

If you've raised the forks in the triple clamps to help the handling on pavement, lower them down to flush. You can also consider adding more preload to the forks and reducing the preload on the...
Forum: Beasts 06-07-2010, 03:14 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,592
Posted By DrDale
a google search turned up several options...

a google search turned up several options including these folks:

http://www.thewheelwarehouse.com/motorcyclewheelrepair.html
Forum: Beasts 06-07-2010, 02:58 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,592
Posted By DrDale
I think I recall seeing something about a company...

I think I recall seeing something about a company that repairs bent wheels like this. check the stromtrooper.com forum. I'll see if I can locate anything...
Forum: Beasts 06-02-2010, 02:25 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 6,293
Posted By DrDale
Wicked Be sure you also get the oil cooler guard, since...

Be sure you also get the oil cooler guard, since that will be unprotected without the additional guard. I did have some problems with my Pat Walsh setup on the Trans Labrador Highway. The oil...
Forum: Beasts 05-18-2010, 07:15 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 5,476
Posted By DrDale
Ditto. Nice not to wake everyone in the...

Ditto. Nice not to wake everyone in the neighborhood or campground when you're arriving late or leaving early....
Forum: Beasts 05-17-2010, 05:01 AM
Replies: 78
Views: 6,398
Posted By DrDale
I still have the stock chain in my wee, after...

I still have the stock chain in my wee, after nearly 30,000 miles. Still very little stretch at the rear sprocket. I'll probably swap out the chain and sprockets this summer in anticipation of...
Forum: Beasts 05-09-2010, 11:15 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,096
Posted By DrDale
Just pulled off the TKC-80s I'd put on last year...

Just pulled off the TKC-80s I'd put on last year to ride the Trans-Labrador Highway, and installed my second set of Tournaces. Excellent tire and sticks on the pavement like glue. Passable on dirt...
Forum: Beasts 04-29-2010, 04:53 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 3,838
Posted By DrDale
Sounds like some of you might be washing your...

Sounds like some of you might be washing your bikes WAY to often. And...Never wash a bike with a pressure washer. Forces water into seals, linkages and all sorts of places you just don't want water...
Forum: Beasts 04-22-2010, 05:27 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,566
Posted By DrDale
Makes me wonder if the non K&N filters were just...

Makes me wonder if the non K&N filters were just a cheap imitation.... certainly a consideration...
Forum: Beasts 04-22-2010, 05:25 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,566
Posted By DrDale
That might make sense if we weren't talking about...

That might make sense if we weren't talking about 1,000 mile events run at mostly full throttle in Baja. Probably the equivalent of the life of an adventure bike engine. I think it IS a valid...
Forum: Beasts 04-20-2010, 09:45 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 2,177
Posted By DrDale
BTW, don't raise the forks in the triple clamps...

BTW, don't raise the forks in the triple clamps if you're doing extensive dirt riding. The same way raising the forks helps the bike turn and change directions works against you in the dirt,...
Forum: Beasts 04-20-2010, 09:39 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 2,177
Posted By DrDale
That was my experience, also. They feel bumpy on...

That was my experience, also. They feel bumpy on the pavement, especially at low speeds. They're probably marginally OK on wet pavement, it was just hard for me to trust a knobbie in those...
Forum: Beasts 04-13-2010, 01:32 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,566
Posted By DrDale
The K&N air filter I just purchased for my Honda...

The K&N air filter I just purchased for my Honda CRF-250X came with a small tube of K&N sealing grease to apply between the filter and the airbox.
Forum: Beasts 04-13-2010, 06:04 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 5,237
Posted By DrDale
I installed the Ricor Intiminators and noticed no...

I installed the Ricor Intiminators and noticed no change in the dreaded "clunk." It did help the handling of the bike, but I've made several other upgrades to the bike. Fork Brace, Steering damper,...
Forum: Beasts 04-13-2010, 04:37 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,566
Posted By DrDale
K&n

K&N made their reputation in the incredibly dusty enviornment of Baja racing. I have one in my 'Stom, FunMover and recently purchased one for my Honda CRF-250X dirt bike. I'll be watching how it...
Forum: Beasts 04-12-2010, 02:13 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,620
Posted By DrDale
I've had mine blown over off the side stand (to...

I've had mine blown over off the side stand (to the right) in high winds - like atop Mt. Evans in Colorado. Also had the side stand sink into soft soil. They gave all of us plastic side stand...
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