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Forum: The Rockies It's all downhill from here... 08-15-2014, 10:30 PM
Replies: 1,239
Views: 86,644
Posted By pjensen641
Thanks, will check. Looks like a ranger station...

Thanks, will check. Looks like a ranger station in Kamiah or Elk city that should know.
Forum: The Rockies It's all downhill from here... 08-15-2014, 08:43 PM
Replies: 1,239
Views: 86,644
Posted By pjensen641
Wow, glad I checked the regional forums. Headed...

Wow, glad I checked the regional forums. Headed out that way from Iowa and will be doing about 2000 miles through the area. Plan was to hit the Magruder around next weekend. What are the odds it...
Forum: Road warriors 08-10-2014, 05:58 PM
Replies: 504
Views: 59,025
Posted By pjensen641
I could actually see it helping the handling. ...

I could actually see it helping the handling. And certainly will help soak up rough roads.

On a sport bike, a fatter rear tire will make the bike slower to turn. SV650s came with a 160 wide rear...
Forum: Road warriors 08-07-2014, 11:10 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 966
Posted By pjensen641
2nd gear was the known issue with that model. ...

2nd gear was the known issue with that model. Before investing too much.....make sure you can pull 2nd gear thought entire rev range without popping out.

Sent from my SCH-I535 using Tapatalk 2
Forum: Road warriors 08-07-2014, 01:21 PM
Replies: 504
Views: 59,025
Posted By pjensen641
You are right, the feet forward thing is needed...

You are right, the feet forward thing is needed because of the low seat height. They question is WHY is the seat so low in the first place??:huh A bike is most comfortable and roomy and...
Forum: Road warriors 08-07-2014, 07:55 AM
Replies: 504
Views: 59,025
Posted By pjensen641
It should give a rising stiffness rate for the...

It should give a rising stiffness rate for the rear suspension. Take a look at more sporty bikes with no linkage (Versys, Aprilia Shiver). As the suspension compresses, the moment arm for the...
Forum: Road warriors 08-06-2014, 08:21 PM
Replies: 504
Views: 59,025
Posted By pjensen641
The platform is there, now they just need to...

The platform is there, now they just need to raise the seat height 3-4" and put the pegs back 2-3 inches. The originals don't appear to have ultra low seat heights and forward controls. Maybe they...
Forum: The Rockies It's all downhill from here... 08-06-2014, 11:00 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 450
Posted By pjensen641
I think we should get along just fine.:freaky If...

I think we should get along just fine.:freaky If only the rest of the country was as accepting of the armed citizen as WY! On the flips side....if there were just a few more engineering jobs in the...
Forum: Americas 08-04-2014, 11:54 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,262
Posted By pjensen641
I've been through Yellowstone 3 times in the last...

I've been through Yellowstone 3 times in the last 5 years. Somewhat because it was almost required for my route, but mostly for the experience. I really enjoyed it, and I am not one for crowds and...
Forum: The Rockies It's all downhill from here... 08-04-2014, 11:20 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 450
Posted By pjensen641
Thanks for the info:D. I may have stayed there a...

Thanks for the info:D. I may have stayed there a few times as a kid. We usually hit up one of the local campgrounds before heading up the mountain.

I'll keep this as a back-up plan...
Forum: The Rockies It's all downhill from here... 08-04-2014, 11:16 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 450
Posted By pjensen641
AWESOME! Looks like a good place to grab a hot...

AWESOME! Looks like a good place to grab a hot meal and a brew before I venture off up the hill.

I'll send a PM:clap
Forum: The Rockies It's all downhill from here... 08-04-2014, 03:52 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 450
Posted By pjensen641
Bump! Anyone from around Buffalo or...

Bump! Anyone from around Buffalo or Sheridan?:ear

I may end up calling the local ranger district to see what to policy is about leaving it in a national forest parking lot if nothing else.
Forum: The Rockies It's all downhill from here... 08-02-2014, 11:08 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 450
Posted By pjensen641
Parking space wanted 8/16 to 8/30! - Near Buffalo, WY

Hello ADVers!

I'm planning a loop of WY, MT, and ID coming up later this month. I plan to trailer out to Buffalo, WY or there abouts. I'll be on a DR650 and sticking to forest service roads...
Forum: Beasts 06-13-2014, 11:39 AM
Replies: 2,882
Views: 491,549
Posted By pjensen641
If you pass a control rider on a test ride...that...

If you pass a control rider on a test ride...that is typically an immediate ride over.
Forum: Road warriors 06-04-2014, 10:20 AM
Replies: 3,102
Views: 518,819
Posted By pjensen641
Good grief, why did you have to remove the cams? ...

Good grief, why did you have to remove the cams? Head gasket? Setting the bevel drive backlash and various other gear mesh parameters is tricky!
Forum: Road warriors 05-29-2014, 03:53 PM
Replies: 72
Views: 4,458
Posted By pjensen641
Triumph Street Triple (R). Super quick handling....

Triumph Street Triple (R). Super quick handling. Get the intake roar going. When you first start riding one, you can't help but laugh manically.
Forum: Beasts 05-29-2014, 10:52 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,710
Posted By pjensen641
The F650 is an single for most, in not all years....

The F650 is an single for most, in not all years. The F700 is a twin. All though I know BMW lost their minds recently with naming conventions and there was a lot of confusion, so I may be wrong.
...
Forum: Road warriors 05-08-2014, 09:14 PM
Replies: 7,941
Views: 1,188,380
Posted By pjensen641
Looks like the "foot pegs" to me

Looks like the "foot pegs" to me
Forum: Road warriors 05-05-2014, 02:35 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 2,461
Posted By pjensen641
Not a problem. Just short shift (say under 6K...

Not a problem. Just short shift (say under 6K rpms) and concentrate on throttle control. If you are comfortable with beating on the KLR and going wide open throttle all the time, you may want to...
Forum: Beasts 04-16-2014, 09:58 PM
Replies: 2,882
Views: 491,549
Posted By pjensen641
Good grief! I am a Suzuki fan and all, but the...

Good grief! I am a Suzuki fan and all, but the Stelvio would seem to be a far cooler bike than a Vstrom. I'm sure a more expensive to purchase bike too. Have you had problems with it or something?...
Forum: Beasts 04-08-2014, 10:53 AM
Replies: 2,882
Views: 491,549
Posted By pjensen641
Looks like a person ought to be able to short...

Looks like a person ought to be able to short shift and stay on the torque hump. That should give you the flexibility to get very good fuel economy when wanted. Typically an engines torque peak...
Forum: Beasts 04-07-2014, 08:10 PM
Replies: 2,882
Views: 491,549
Posted By pjensen641
Heck, the 1000 almost looks.....smaller:huh

Heck, the 1000 almost looks.....smaller:huh
Forum: Thumpers 04-02-2014, 07:51 PM
Replies: 97,570
Views: 18,522,580
Posted By pjensen641
Did you replace the seals with OEM or some...

Did you replace the seals with OEM or some aftermarket seals. Every "leakproof" seal I have ever seen proved to leak almost immediatly. They are a poor/cheap design with no tension spring. Also,...
Forum: Road warriors 03-28-2014, 12:33 PM
Replies: 112
Views: 16,350
Posted By pjensen641
Chains are more efficient. Chains are easier to...

Chains are more efficient. Chains are easier to gear for your purpose. Chains warn you before failing. If a chain breaks, you will most likely crack a case, but the wheel doesn't fall off (will...
Forum: Thumpers 03-27-2014, 01:05 PM
Replies: 97,570
Views: 18,522,580
Posted By pjensen641
Sorry, didn't see this before. I posted over on...

Sorry, didn't see this before. I posted over on DRriders where MXRob hangs out. Linky (http://drriders.com/topic28-740.html#p100909). I've got pics there too. Some dude posted a list of cheapest...
Forum: Thumpers 03-27-2014, 11:20 AM
Replies: 97,570
Views: 18,522,580
Posted By pjensen641
Uuuuugh. All you people with no riding season...

Uuuuugh. All you people with no riding season make me sick (as in you never have to stop riding):D. It has been a long winter here in the midwest, and doesnt seem to anxious to get in to spring...
Forum: Road warriors 03-26-2014, 07:48 PM
Replies: 255
Views: 20,816
Posted By pjensen641
Yeah, not too many of our cities are smart enough...

Yeah, not too many of our cities are smart enough to have used roundabouts instead of gridlock/pollution causing stop lights. Roundabouts actually make city riding decent fun.
Forum: Road warriors 03-26-2014, 12:38 PM
Replies: 255
Views: 20,816
Posted By pjensen641
US ADVrider folks tend to be more well educated...

US ADVrider folks tend to be more well educated true riders. So I believe we are genuine about expressing the desire for manufacturers to offer these type of bikes. Unfortunately, I think we are a...
Forum: Thumpers 03-25-2014, 09:36 AM
Replies: 97,570
Views: 18,522,580
Posted By pjensen641
Page 6K!!:eek1:freaky. Is there any more active...

Page 6K!!:eek1:freaky. Is there any more active thread on ADV?

Just freshened up the FCR on my DR. New slide, plate, and lifter arm. New choke jet. Now it actually has a good high idle on the...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 03-25-2014, 07:55 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 2,627
Posted By pjensen641
Motor. Motor on down the road. Roll. Time...

Motor. Motor on down the road.

Roll. Time to roll fellas.
Forum: Road warriors 03-24-2014, 11:30 AM
Replies: 7,941
Views: 1,188,380
Posted By pjensen641
A 750 engine really needs an uber expensive 200...

A 750 engine really needs an uber expensive 200 section rear tire......really? Who is this aimed at? With a 200 section tire, its not aimed at commuters looking for a frugal ride. It doesn't have...
Forum: Road warriors 03-18-2014, 02:06 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 2,756
Posted By pjensen641
Oh my...The FZ09 is about 1K cheaper in the US...

Oh my...The FZ09 is about 1K cheaper in the US and in CA. Does that mean we are looking right around $6,300-6,400 USD when the FZ07 comes here? That pretty much sets it to occupy the old SV650...
Forum: Road warriors 02-13-2014, 08:45 PM
Replies: 7,941
Views: 1,188,380
Posted By pjensen641
For me, its the styling and the extra 50 lbs. ...

For me, its the styling and the extra 50 lbs. Seems they went away from some nice cast AL items to cheap steel weldments. Really strange rear peg brackets too. Overall just killed what was a light...
Forum: Road warriors 02-12-2014, 03:41 PM
Replies: 7,941
Views: 1,188,380
Posted By pjensen641
One of the saddest stories in modern motorcycling...

One of the saddest stories in modern motorcycling history. What were they thinking? They could probably dust off the old tooling and start making them again today...unchanged....and still sell more...
Forum: Road warriors 02-10-2014, 10:42 AM
Replies: 69
Views: 7,212
Posted By pjensen641
Cant help you on the showing you how to do stuff,...

Cant help you on the showing you how to do stuff, but I do have a bundle of stuff left over from my old ST4S you may be interested in. The book is great. Goes through the most practical way to do...
Forum: Beasts 01-28-2014, 12:10 PM
Replies: 2,882
Views: 491,549
Posted By pjensen641
Agreed. Non cradle frames on all these big ADV...

Agreed. Non cradle frames on all these big ADV bikes makes it very difficult to have a real skid plate solution. This would help to prevent case puncture due to flying debris only. Would not...
Forum: Road warriors 11-14-2013, 11:02 AM
Replies: 3,102
Views: 518,819
Posted By pjensen641
If you got the hot wire hooked up to the lights...

If you got the hot wire hooked up to the lights ground...it could have grounded to chassis and popped the fuse. Check the fuse.
Forum: Road warriors 10-01-2013, 11:12 PM
Replies: 76
Views: 6,212
Posted By pjensen641
Good lord.... ...

Good lord....
http://i23.photobucket.com/albums/b367/tisoy47/Forum%20goofing/ill-be-in-my-bunk_thumb2.jpg
Forum: Road warriors 09-30-2013, 10:10 PM
Replies: 3,102
Views: 518,819
Posted By pjensen641
You yank the old flasher out and install this in...

You yank the old flasher out and install this in its place. Not plug and play, due to connectors, but totally eliminates the stock flasher.
Forum: Road warriors 09-30-2013, 11:31 AM
Replies: 3,102
Views: 518,819
Posted By pjensen641
If you add resistors, you will not free up much...

If you add resistors, you will not free up much power since it will be burned up in the resistor then right? There are some generic options for LED flashers that you should be able to wire in.
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