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Forum: Ride reports 02-17-2012, 01:23 PM
Replies: 199
Views: 41,401
Posted By solorider
Excellent ride report!!! Are those brake problems...

Excellent ride report!!! Are those brake problems maybe only on the new design? I have an 06 KLR and don't have any issues with brakes.
On the subject of hammocks, one of my friends has this:...
Forum: Ride reports 10-08-2011, 03:13 PM
Replies: 1,687
Views: 1,973,359
Posted By solorider
DVD but in digital form

Walter,
Excellent ride!!! Any way to get get the DVD but in some form of mp4,avi or some such format? I will still pay for DVD if I can just download the file since I haven't used a DVD in so many...
Forum: Ride reports 07-20-2011, 06:17 PM
Replies: 266
Views: 64,881
Posted By solorider
Junction ride

Big Dog,
We rode together on one of the rides in junction TX. I still remember when you told me how the land off the roadway was private property and to stay off it. Good advice! Enjoy the ride.
Forum: Ride reports 10-28-2009, 04:48 PM
Replies: 250
Views: 44,771
Posted By solorider
I've heard things about the Moab.... all good!...

I've heard things about the Moab.... all good! It's on my list as well, but being a cheap desi I can't bear to replace a non leaking, somewhat functional rear shock :D

Let me know how the Moab...
Forum: Ride reports 10-28-2009, 02:12 PM
Replies: 250
Views: 44,771
Posted By solorider
TP, On the front end for that KLR, try just...

TP,
On the front end for that KLR, try just replacing the fork oil. Mine made a big difference, didn't know what I was missing! To take it one step further, you can put in emulators...
Forum: Ride reports 10-23-2009, 04:17 PM
Replies: 250
Views: 44,771
Posted By solorider
I don't care what subcomandante says, TP still...

I don't care what subcomandante says, TP still writes the best RR!
Forum: Ride reports 10-19-2009, 11:12 AM
Replies: 250
Views: 44,771
Posted By solorider
Great videos TP. I'm sure you made it home and...

Great videos TP. I'm sure you made it home and were able to curl up with.. errr... a book :D

Doesn't dirt cling to that liner? I might try it.
Forum: Ride reports 10-10-2009, 04:50 PM
Replies: 323
Views: 99,532
Posted By solorider
Good job guys! it was a pleasure riding with you...

Good job guys! it was a pleasure riding with you on Beyond Epic Laborday ride. Too bad you guys couldn't make it to Mextrek but looks like ya'll are havin fun!
Forum: Pics, pics, pics... 07-26-2009, 07:33 PM
Replies: 3,732
Views: 823,487
Posted By solorider
Somewhere around Colorado, Wyoming or Montana!...

Somewhere around Colorado, Wyoming or Montana! Lost track of states :D
http://solorider.smugmug.com/photos/581390805_bKv3t-M.jpg
Forum: Pics, pics, pics... 07-23-2009, 06:01 PM
Replies: 3,732
Views: 823,487
Posted By solorider
http://solorider.smugmug.com/photos/581372528_Dtgm...

http://solorider.smugmug.com/photos/581372528_Dtgm9-M.jpg
That's the road this bike just came up
http://solorider.smugmug.com/photos/581376258_2BZHE-M.jpg
Forum: Ride reports 07-20-2009, 06:06 PM
Replies: 88
Views: 12,665
Posted By solorider
Well I went by John's place Sunday and no one was...

Well I went by John's place Sunday and no one was there, so he didn't get released Friday as we anticipated but I just got off the phone with his brother and John is coming home tomorrow! The docs...
Forum: Ride reports 07-16-2009, 06:54 PM
Replies: 88
Views: 12,665
Posted By solorider
Got last batch of pics from Ron. Here are some...

Got last batch of pics from Ron. Here are some more of the damage:
http://solorider.smugmug.com/photos/593205865_v4H6K-M.jpg
http://solorider.smugmug.com/photos/593205781_AdK35-M.jpg...
Forum: Ride reports 07-16-2009, 08:35 AM
Replies: 88
Views: 12,665
Posted By solorider
Tourmeister, John said he checked the front end...

Tourmeister,
John said he checked the front end over and over since the bike had a tendency to go into a slapper but everything was torqued correctly. Maybe it's specific to the 2008 models? My 2006...
Forum: Ride reports 07-15-2009, 03:44 PM
Replies: 88
Views: 12,665
Posted By solorider
John is out of ICU and back into a regular room....

John is out of ICU and back into a regular room. The docs anticipate he'll be discharged on Friday, woohooo!
Forum: Ride reports 07-14-2009, 07:56 AM
Replies: 88
Views: 12,665
Posted By solorider
Yes it is Olympia, but we all thought it did what...

Yes it is Olympia, but we all thought it did what it was supposed to do. I think you'll have to have really thick leathers to not shred hitting gnarly road at 80mph.
We were just glad he was in full...
Forum: Ride reports 07-13-2009, 07:32 PM
Replies: 88
Views: 12,665
Posted By solorider
Some good memories from Ron's camera: ...

Some good memories from Ron's camera:
http://solorider.smugmug.com/photos/590353392_iyxXJ-M.jpg
http://solorider.smugmug.com/photos/590354138_sTZ9m-M.jpg...
Forum: Ride reports 07-13-2009, 10:33 AM
Replies: 88
Views: 12,665
Posted By solorider
John is in the ICU at the hospital and if anyone...

John is in the ICU at the hospital and if anyone is trying to get a hold him you won't be able to. Once the clots are cleared up they'll assign him a room again.
Forum: Ride reports 07-11-2009, 10:39 AM
Replies: 88
Views: 12,665
Posted By solorider
Little set back about 5 am John started having...

Little set back about 5 am John started having chest pain on left side. Cat scan shows three clots in lung so he's not being discharged today.
I think rest of us going to head back and someone will...
Forum: Ride reports 07-10-2009, 07:13 PM
Replies: 88
Views: 12,665
Posted By solorider
Lifeflight guys said, if he hadn't had helmet, he...

Lifeflight guys said, if he hadn't had helmet, he wouldn't have lived through it. He landed on his head, hence the shaved off helmet! I saw him landing on his head and right shoulder, He wouldn't...
Forum: Ride reports 07-10-2009, 07:10 PM
Replies: 88
Views: 12,665
Posted By solorider
He was wearing it, but the road surface was very...

He was wearing it, but the road surface was very gnarly. Heavy leather may have fared better, but we all thought the jacket did a great job. He was 80MPH when he went down.

They going to release...
Forum: Ride reports 07-08-2009, 08:09 PM
Replies: 88
Views: 12,665
Posted By solorider
George and Ron went by the Yamaha dealer that has...

George and Ron went by the Yamaha dealer that has John's bike and gear. Here are some pics from George's camera:
http://solorider.smugmug.com/photos/586001253_ouEkd-M.jpg...
Forum: Ride reports 07-08-2009, 09:00 AM
Replies: 88
Views: 12,665
Posted By solorider
Hey CJ. John is recovering speedily. They hauled...

Hey CJ. John is recovering speedily. They hauled him off for daily morning xray while I was visiting this morning but I walked with him around the ward. He has to use the IV stand as a crutch but he...
Forum: Ride reports 07-07-2009, 04:57 PM
Replies: 88
Views: 12,665
Posted By solorider
Just got back from the hospital. John is doing...

Just got back from the hospital. John is doing much better, still on pain meds but doing better than before. The hole in the lungs isn't getting any bigger so hopefully it'll heal up in a couple...
Forum: Ride reports 07-06-2009, 09:31 PM
Replies: 88
Views: 12,665
Posted By solorider
I was talking to John today, I asked him if this...

I was talking to John today, I asked him if this will make him quit riding motorcycles, he said not only no but h3ll no! We'll have to do this trip again. He wants to tear down the bike and find out...
Forum: Ride reports 07-06-2009, 09:12 PM
Replies: 88
Views: 12,665
Posted By solorider
Ok, so you already know John had an incident. But...

Ok, so you already know John had an incident. But since this is the first time I'm on a computer, I'll backtrack a little to bring everyone up to date. By the way, please don't call the hospital,...
Forum: Ride reports 07-06-2009, 07:47 AM
Replies: 88
Views: 12,665
Posted By solorider
I'm thinking one way SUV rental with uhaul...

I'm thinking one way SUV rental with uhaul trailer. We can load all bikes and everyone on there...
Forum: Ride reports 07-06-2009, 06:27 AM
Replies: 88
Views: 12,665
Posted By solorider
They are going to make him walk a bit today to...

They are going to make him walk a bit today to make the lung with a leak work. We have to find one way truck rental back to Houston. Anyone know of options other than uhaul? We can't seem to find one...
Forum: Ride reports 07-05-2009, 03:03 PM
Replies: 88
Views: 12,665
Posted By solorider
I've uploaded iPhone pics to smugshot lib. Will...

I've uploaded iPhone pics to smugshot lib. Will upload more when I have wifi. I'll see if I can take some of john's pics in triage
Forum: Ride reports 07-05-2009, 02:34 PM
Replies: 88
Views: 12,665
Posted By solorider
Thanks for the offer Gale. I think we are good...

Thanks for the offer Gale. I think we are good not much anyone can do at this point. The hospital is taking real good care of him.
Forum: Ride reports 07-05-2009, 02:31 PM
Replies: 88
Views: 12,665
Posted By solorider
John has been lifeflightef to Kalispel regional...

John has been lifeflightef to Kalispel regional hospital. He's fine other than road rash on right arms, possibly broken collar bone, right wrist and some ribs. He is being x rayed right now and they...
Forum: Ride reports 07-05-2009, 12:37 PM
Replies: 88
Views: 12,665
Posted By solorider
John went into tank slapper and is down. He is...

John went into tank slapper and is down. He is talking but injured. We are just north of big arm Montana next town is kalispel
Forum: Ride reports 07-03-2009, 09:54 PM
Replies: 88
Views: 12,665
Posted By solorider
This morning we headed out of Grand Junction, got...

This morning we headed out of Grand Junction, got breakfast and went crossed Colorado, Utah and are at hotel in Wyoming.
We took Hwy 191 through the mountains, had to put on rain gear for a while...
Forum: Ride reports 07-03-2009, 09:40 PM
Replies: 88
Views: 12,665
Posted By solorider
Next day, we took a group photo and headed out: ...

Next day, we took a group photo and headed out:
http://solorider.smugmug.com/photos/581407990_VJGuk-M.jpg
From left to right,Ron's cousin, George, Ron, John and yours truly.
Nice day:...
Forum: Ride reports 07-03-2009, 07:48 PM
Replies: 88
Views: 12,665
Posted By solorider
I said I'll have a not so sucky ride report when...

I said I'll have a not so sucky ride report when I had wifi, well we are in Pinedale, Wyoming.

But before I get into the current report, we need to back track a little bit.

Backtrack Alert!
...
Forum: Ride reports 07-02-2009, 05:06 PM
Replies: 88
Views: 12,665
Posted By solorider
We are still in Grand Junction. I would recommend...

We are still in Grand Junction. I would recommend Grand Valley Powersports to anyone in Grand Junction area. The guys there took very good care of us and got the bike fixed. The service manager Mike...
Forum: Ride reports 07-02-2009, 08:00 AM
Replies: 88
Views: 12,665
Posted By solorider
Yesterday Ron's bike had rear bearing failure....

Yesterday Ron's bike had rear bearing failure. I've uploaded pics to smugshot lib as I still don't have wifi to upload pics from camera.
I thought we maybe doing dinner last night but we decided to...
Forum: Ride reports 07-01-2009, 07:04 PM
Replies: 88
Views: 12,665
Posted By solorider
Sorry about being quiet guys. Didn't have wifi or...

Sorry about being quiet guys. Didn't have wifi or cell signal before.
We are in grand junction and Ron's Vstrom's rear sprocket bearing went out.
Typing this on iPhone also uploading some pics to...
Forum: Ride reports 06-29-2009, 07:55 PM
Replies: 88
Views: 12,665
Posted By solorider
Stopped for the night in Littlefield, Texas. Had...

Stopped for the night in Littlefield, Texas. Had a run in with mother nature. First she tried to bake us, then she got us all wet and finally she tried to drown us! We are fine, all she could manage...
Forum: Ride reports 06-28-2009, 07:10 PM
Replies: 88
Views: 12,665
Posted By solorider
Thanks for following Geezer Madman and...

Thanks for following Geezer Madman and BlazerRalph. The real adventure starts tomorrow as we get out of Texas and setup camp in Clovis, New Mexico.:wings
Forum: Ride reports 06-28-2009, 07:03 PM
Replies: 88
Views: 12,665
Posted By solorider
Going to turn in for the night, dinner was on Ron...

Going to turn in for the night, dinner was on Ron and I got to meet Ron and George (Ron's dad) for the first time.
We finalized the plan, we'll meet up at the kettle tomorrow around 6:30am and head...
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