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Forum: Parallel Universe 12-15-2014, 11:43 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 472
Posted By ggemelos
Thanks, that makes sense

Thanks, that makes sense
Forum: Parallel Universe 12-15-2014, 08:20 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 472
Posted By ggemelos
Question F800GS Adventure rack question

Looking at the pictures of the F800GS Adventure, the rear rack does not appear to have a crossbar. The TT rack for the F800GS has a crossbar. Given the amount of weight the bike is capable of...
Forum: Thumpers 12-06-2014, 09:34 AM
Replies: 10,615
Views: 2,006,888
Posted By ggemelos
Thanks for the tip. I will certainly first try...

Thanks for the tip. I will certainly first try just the Kouba lowering link and lower seat. My wife is 5'2", so I hope that will lower the bike enough without the need to change wheels. Your wife...
Forum: Thumpers 12-04-2014, 07:05 AM
Replies: 10,615
Views: 2,006,888
Posted By ggemelos
I am going to try and get away without the wheel...

I am going to try and get away without the wheel change. I hope between the lowering link, shaved seat, and sag, the bike is low enough.
Forum: Thumpers 11-29-2014, 08:11 AM
Replies: 239
Views: 80,678
Posted By ggemelos
Question Setup advice

The wife and I are planning to kick off a long trip down to South America this coming summer. I will be riding a wr250r which I have been slowly modifying for adv travel. I spent a while looking...
Forum: Thumpers 11-28-2014, 08:49 PM
Replies: 10,615
Views: 2,006,888
Posted By ggemelos
Thanks for all the replies. The smaller rims and...

Thanks for all the replies. The smaller rims and Kouba link seem like the way to go.
Forum: Thumpers 11-28-2014, 09:48 AM
Replies: 10,615
Views: 2,006,888
Posted By ggemelos
Soupy lowering link

I saw this brought up before, but without much feedback. My wife is 5'1" and we are looking for a light weight DS bike for her. The goal is to set it up for a trip to South America. The problem is...
Forum: Asia Pacific 08-21-2013, 06:20 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 3,338
Posted By ggemelos
Matt, Congratulations for taking over Hearts...

Matt,
Congratulations for taking over Hearts and Tears. It was nice to heat that the place is open again. Good luck
Forum: Americas 08-13-2013, 09:23 AM
Replies: 196
Views: 18,982
Posted By ggemelos
I booked the ferry from New Sydney to Port aux...

I booked the ferry from New Sydney to Port aux Basques for the 27th. I will be on a wr250r.
Forum: Layin' down tracks 08-13-2013, 09:21 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 2,644
Posted By ggemelos
I do long trips alone and have come up with the...

I do long trips alone and have come up with the following system. I should say that I only use the messages when something has gone wrong. I never use them as an everything is okay status update. ...
Forum: Americas 08-13-2013, 08:26 AM
Replies: 196
Views: 18,982
Posted By ggemelos
I will take you up on the beer. I am leaving New...

I will take you up on the beer. I am leaving New York City the 24th of August and doing the trip counterclockwise. Not sure when I will be pulling into Goose Bay, but I am sure I will be up for a...
Forum: Americas 05-16-2013, 11:04 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 467
Posted By ggemelos
How many days for the trip? I did a loop from...

How many days for the trip? I did a loop from the Bay Area that included Vancouver, the Canadian Rockies, Idaho, and Montana that took about 9 days. I would definitely suggest riding through the...
Forum: Thumpers 05-14-2013, 12:01 PM
Replies: 46,299
Views: 9,277,957
Posted By ggemelos
I have removed it before without bending out the...

I have removed it before without bending out the peened in spots. I don't think they add a lot of resistance to loosening the nut. Having a friend hold the rear brake or being in a higher gear...
Forum: Thumpers 04-30-2013, 06:51 AM
Replies: 46,299
Views: 9,277,957
Posted By ggemelos
This might come off as a silly question, but why...

This might come off as a silly question, but why doesn't anyone follow the method described in the service manual for adjusting the chain tension? They advise to place the bike on a stand which...
Forum: Thumpers 04-29-2013, 08:22 PM
Replies: 46,299
Views: 9,277,957
Posted By ggemelos
Question Valve shims

I am looking to adjust the valves on a friend's wrr and was wondering if anyone knew the diameter for the shim/pad? I read somewhere that the shims were the same for the wr250f which has 7.48mm...
Forum: Trip Planning 04-05-2013, 06:56 AM
Replies: 59
Views: 9,344
Posted By ggemelos
Between the DR650 and the newer KLRs, I get the...

Between the DR650 and the newer KLRs, I get the feeling that reliability goes to the DR650. I never owned a KLR and cannot say I have done an exhaustive survey, this is just my feeling from reading...
Forum: Trip Planning 04-03-2013, 09:49 PM
Replies: 59
Views: 9,344
Posted By ggemelos
Sorry if that came across as self-important. I...

Sorry if that came across as self-important. I was just wanted to make the OP aware of a possible bias in my advice. More specifically, it was in reference to the previous statement that I would not...
Forum: Americas 04-03-2013, 07:59 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 480
Posted By ggemelos
Thanks for the heads up. I was aware that the...

Thanks for the heads up. I was aware that the ferry can fill up pretty quickly and the gas issue. Given that I am going CCW, the ferry is in the early part of the trip and having a set date of the...
Forum: Ride reports 04-03-2013, 07:25 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 5,184
Posted By ggemelos
Grab a beer in Austin, NV. The International Bar...

Grab a beer in Austin, NV. The International Bar has the oldest back bar in the west. It used to be in the International in Carson City, but they moved it to Austin during the silver mining in the...
Forum: Americas 04-03-2013, 07:19 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 480
Posted By ggemelos
Anyone doing the Trans Lab late summer 2013?

I am planning on doing the Trans Labrador late this summer, late August to early September. I don't have an exact departure date or route. I will be heading out of NYC and most likely I will do it...
Forum: Americas 04-03-2013, 06:40 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 14,379
Posted By ggemelos
If you want to stay in town and it is too late to...

If you want to stay in town and it is too late to find a room, try looking for tent sites on people's lawns. The year I went I responded to an ad for a tent site on someone's lawn. They had rented...
Forum: Trip Planning 04-03-2013, 06:34 AM
Replies: 59
Views: 9,344
Posted By ggemelos
The comment you hear from many RTW riders isn't...

The comment you hear from many RTW riders isn't often that they wish they brought more stuff, instead it is often that they over packed and wish they brought a lighter bike. This is especially true...
Forum: Trip Planning 04-02-2013, 08:49 AM
Replies: 59
Views: 9,344
Posted By ggemelos
I recently went through the process of picking a...

I recently went through the process of picking a bike for a trip to South America that might extend to a RTW trip. I looked at many of the usual bikes and read a lot on Advrider and Horizons...
Forum: Thumpers 04-02-2013, 08:33 AM
Replies: 46,299
Views: 9,277,957
Posted By ggemelos
I camped near Coudersport and did some riding...

I camped near Coudersport and did some riding around Cherry Spring State Park and Cotton Point State Park. It was my first bike trip after moving to New York City from California. I have to say...
Forum: Thumpers 04-02-2013, 06:50 AM
Replies: 46,299
Views: 9,277,957
Posted By ggemelos
Suspension question

I picked up a 2012 WRR in February for the purposes of modifying it to be a light, long distance adventure bike. The plan is to ride it down to South America. I am pretty much done with my initial...
Forum: Americas 04-01-2013, 12:27 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 14,379
Posted By ggemelos
I did Sturgis back in 2003 from the San Francisco...

I did Sturgis back in 2003 from the San Francisco area. It was one of my first long road trips. I will second the Bad Lands as being a great spot to visit. Besides being something worth seeing, it...
Forum: Thumpers 03-22-2013, 08:33 AM
Replies: 46,299
Views: 9,277,957
Posted By ggemelos
I ordered one two weeks ago, received it last...

I ordered one two weeks ago, received it last week, and installed it on my bike last weekend.

http://www.tailevent.com/_/rsrc/1363566270230/bikes/wr250r/moddedWr250r_pic2.JPG?height=273&width=400...
Forum: Northeast - Greater Flugistan and home of the carpet baggers. 03-19-2013, 09:36 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 383
Posted By ggemelos
Rausch Creek Motorsport

I just moved to the East Coast and as the weather is starting to warm up, I am looking for places to ride. I just got a WR250R that I would love to play in the dirt with. Someone suggested Rauch...
Forum: Thumpers 03-15-2013, 11:33 AM
Replies: 46,299
Views: 9,277,957
Posted By ggemelos
Thanks for the feedback. I went ahead and...

Thanks for the feedback. I went ahead and ordered the Lite.
Forum: Americas 03-15-2013, 11:25 AM
Replies: 0
Views: 294
Posted By ggemelos
Suggested weekend trip

I'm new to the East Coast, just moved to New York City. I am looking for suggested destinations and routes for weekend motorcycle trips. Besides general suggestions for later in the spring and...
Forum: Americas 03-14-2013, 06:26 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 632
Posted By ggemelos
I just moved to the East Coast, New York City,...

I just moved to the East Coast, New York City, and was planning a summer trip to Labrador. I was going to spend sometime in Nova Scotia as part of the loop. When are you looking to go?
Forum: Thumpers 03-13-2013, 02:26 PM
Replies: 46,299
Views: 9,277,957
Posted By ggemelos
Larger wolfman tank bags

I was looking at getting a Wolfman tank bag and was wondering if anyone has feedback on fitting the larger tanks bags on the WRR. In particular, I am thinking of the Large Expedition...
Forum: Thumpers 03-13-2013, 07:44 AM
Replies: 46,299
Views: 9,277,957
Posted By ggemelos
Safari has a locking gas cap...

Safari has a locking gas cap (http://justgastanks.com/product_info.php?products_id=488) you can buy for their tanks. I believe it is made by Acerbis, but they say it fits all Safari tanks. I just...
Forum: Thumpers 03-11-2013, 06:54 AM
Replies: 46,299
Views: 9,277,957
Posted By ggemelos
Thanks for the reply. It makes sense to me as...

Thanks for the reply. It makes sense to me as well. I tried to order the parts, but they are out of stock. Since my tank arrives this week, I was wondering whether to wait for the pick-up weights....
Forum: Thumpers 03-08-2013, 12:17 PM
Replies: 46,299
Views: 9,277,957
Posted By ggemelos
Thanks for all the replies to the tank cleaning...

Thanks for all the replies to the tank cleaning question. I also noticed that 10cup added brass weighted fuel pick-up to the tubes that run down the wings. Do people find this makes a difference or...
Forum: Thumpers 03-08-2013, 08:44 AM
Replies: 46,299
Views: 9,277,957
Posted By ggemelos
Safari tank installation question

I just ordered a transparent Safari tank for my wrr and after reading a few of the installation instructions, I had a question. Many people advise rinsing out the tank before installing. The...
Forum: Thumpers 03-08-2013, 06:10 AM
Replies: 46,299
Views: 9,277,957
Posted By ggemelos
The OEM mirror mounts are reverse threaded, at...

The OEM mirror mounts are reverse threaded, at least I know that is the case for the throttle side. I would assume the clutch side if the same. That might make it hard to get a ram ball in there. ...
Forum: Thumpers 03-07-2013, 08:24 AM
Replies: 46,299
Views: 9,277,957
Posted By ggemelos
I am in the process of installing Hot Grips...

I am in the process of installing Hot Grips heated grips on my bike. I am wiring it to a relay triggered by the license plate light. The resistance of each grip is about 10.5Ohm. They are wired in...
Forum: Americas 03-06-2013, 06:41 AM
Replies: 45
Views: 3,999
Posted By ggemelos
If you are traveling in the US, the only thing...

If you are traveling in the US, the only thing you need to make sure you have is a credit card. Pack light, plan light, and enjoy. What route are considering?
Forum: Americas 03-01-2013, 08:33 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 881
Posted By ggemelos
I rode 37 in July of 2012 coming back from...

I rode 37 in July of 2012 coming back from Alaska. I do not remember too much gravel, but it can get pretty cold. Gas is also scarce, I was riding a Ducati Monster with a 160 mile range and would...
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