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Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 06-26-2015, 09:25 AM
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Posted By zekester63
No experience with a Russell, but I do have...

No experience with a Russell, but I do have Terry's seat on my '13. My wife enjoys riding with me, and we couldn't do more than a couple hours on the stock seat without needing a break, and that's...
Forum: Thumpers 06-24-2015, 12:30 PM
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Posted By zekester63
My wife and I did a similar trip last year on my...

My wife and I did a similar trip last year on my VStrom, in July, from Santa Fe to Park City and back. One of my best vacations ever.

Here is the route we rode. With exception of some borings...
Forum: Thumpers 06-16-2015, 08:47 AM
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Posted By zekester63
Good stuff! Looking forward to seeing more. :clap

Good stuff! Looking forward to seeing more. :clap
Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 06-10-2015, 07:07 AM
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Posted By zekester63
Much discussion of this over on stromtroopers. ...

Much discussion of this over on stromtroopers. I've swapped out my R/R with a SH775 unit, with hopes that this is a solid, preventative measure to protect my stator. Everything I've read seems to...
Forum: Thumpers 06-01-2015, 05:57 AM
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Posted By zekester63
Agree 100% :nod

Agree 100% :nod
Forum: Thumpers 05-29-2015, 10:58 AM
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Posted By zekester63
Hey, we have plenty of extra water here in...

Hey, we have plenty of extra water here in Oklahoma they can have now...
Forum: Thumpers 05-13-2015, 08:21 AM
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Posted By zekester63
Awesome! Thanks for the updates! :clap

Awesome! Thanks for the updates! :clap
Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 05-06-2015, 11:02 AM
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Posted By zekester63
Have you changed anything recently, like adding...

Have you changed anything recently, like adding bar risers or Barkbusters? A cable that's too tight, or Barkbuster that don't have enough space to the grip would make it drag, even possibly on just...
Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 05-04-2015, 02:40 PM
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Posted By zekester63
I used them for a little while on a set of PMR...

I used them for a little while on a set of PMR racks for a very low-cost setup. I did not use them extensively though, so I cannot attest for how well the straps/clips hold up over time. But I...
Forum: Tejas and the Gulf States 04-30-2015, 02:05 PM
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Posted By zekester63
But oh what an awesome day for a ride! Anyway,...

But oh what an awesome day for a ride! Anyway, great shot! Hopefully you'll be able to grab the other one while you're out... it's about 43 miles from Sparks. :wink:
Forum: Tejas and the Gulf States 04-30-2015, 12:18 PM
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Posted By zekester63
Based on your signature you don't own one... but...

Based on your signature you don't own one... but it seems a Harley might have been appropriate for that particular creek...? :evil
Forum: Tejas and the Gulf States 04-25-2015, 07:33 PM
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Posted By zekester63
Cool tag. Looks like a nice ride too...

Cool tag. Looks like a nice ride too...
Forum: Epic Ride Reports 04-21-2015, 10:15 AM
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Posted By zekester63
Nice RR Taz. :thumb It brings back awesome...

Nice RR Taz. :thumb

It brings back awesome memories from my trip out there last Oct.
Forum: Thumpers 04-17-2015, 02:30 PM
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Posted By zekester63
Although I believe they are fairly similar in HP,...

Although I believe they are fairly similar in HP, a CRF250X running 14/53 (stock) gearing and weighing ~40+lb less will definitely feel more powerful than a stock WRR.
Forum: Thumpers 04-15-2015, 08:29 PM
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Posted By zekester63
+1 ... Use one like this myself, also...

+1 ... Use one like this myself, also discovering I needed a dab of super glue to keep it in place. I have the Wolfman Enduro tank bag tho, which is on the small side, but there's no problem at all...
Forum: Thumpers 04-15-2015, 02:56 PM
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Posted By zekester63
Haven't had that issue with either my 3.1 or my...

Haven't had that issue with either my 3.1 or my new 4.7. The only "problem" I have had with those is the Profill pre-filter I keep on there to keep crud from being pumped or falling into the tank,...
Forum: Thumpers 04-15-2015, 10:05 AM
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Posted By zekester63
Best of luck in your endeavors. I see you've had...

Best of luck in your endeavors. I see you've had a DL1K in the past, so welcome back!

Also, if you're not the type to get your panties in a wad over nothing, if you're not already over on...
Forum: Tejas and the Gulf States 04-11-2015, 08:21 AM
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Posted By zekester63
My Google-foo isn't working on this one.

My Google-foo isn't working on this one.
Forum: Thumpers 04-10-2015, 06:12 PM
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Posted By zekester63
Nice job on the video Kat! :thumb

Nice job on the video Kat! :thumb
Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 04-10-2015, 06:48 AM
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Views: 887,208
Posted By zekester63
First of all... CONGRATS! In my opinion there's...

First of all... CONGRATS! In my opinion there's nothing like a trip on a motorcycle. Period. Personally 8K miles in 2 weeks sounds extremely ambitious for not having a lot of serious touring under...
Forum: Thumpers 04-08-2015, 06:08 AM
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Posted By zekester63
Kermit, Many of us, including myself, have...

Kermit,

Many of us, including myself, have the luxury of having 2 bikes. I guess if I HAD to choose between my VStrom and WR... at the risk of being flamed, stoned, spit upon and cast out of the...
Forum: Thumpers 04-07-2015, 09:15 AM
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Posted By zekester63
Captain, that's a nice, clean job on the skid...

Captain, that's a nice, clean job on the skid plate there. I always enjoy seeing the creative ideas from others. :thumb
Forum: Tejas and the Gulf States 04-04-2015, 06:03 PM
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Views: 236,715
Posted By zekester63
It's all good. The point is partly to have an...

It's all good. The point is partly to have an excuse to ride! Good grab today.
Forum: Tejas and the Gulf States 04-02-2015, 05:44 PM
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Views: 236,715
Posted By zekester63
How Bout' Some Okie Tag

Maybe he's headed for the next corner of the state... 2 down, 2 to go.
Forum: Thumpers 04-02-2015, 11:52 AM
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Posted By zekester63
Dynamat (and the likes...) will definitely take...

Dynamat (and the likes...) will definitely take the aluminum "ping" out of the reflected sound. Bedliner (applied very thick) helps some as well.
Forum: Thumpers 03-31-2015, 06:49 PM
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Posted By zekester63
It's expensive, but fine.

It's expensive, but fine.
Forum: Thumpers 03-30-2015, 10:20 AM
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Posted By zekester63
The ad is written a tad "aggressive" for my...

The ad is written a tad "aggressive" for my tastes as well. You can be firm in your own mind, and turn down lowball offers easily enough without taking it personal, IMHO, and not have to come across...
Forum: Thumpers 03-26-2015, 06:26 PM
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Posted By zekester63
Mine looks like that as well.... When it's on my...

Mine looks like that as well.... When it's on my trailer. :thumb
Forum: Thumpers 03-26-2015, 11:13 AM
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Posted By zekester63
:lol3 Not sure a 250cc "dirt bike" is the...

:lol3

Not sure a 250cc "dirt bike" is the right choice for that to begin with. :wink:
Forum: Thumpers 03-26-2015, 07:28 AM
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Posted By zekester63
I did mine by swiveling the starter out of the...

I did mine by swiveling the starter out of the way. It was tight, but it worked. Here's a couple pics showing how I got to the inside lower bolt. You can see the starter in the 2nd picture.
...
Forum: Thumpers 03-26-2015, 07:24 AM
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Posted By zekester63
How much free play is there between the door and...

How much free play is there between the door and where it meets the rest of the case? Could you lay a bead of silicone, gasket goop or some "weatherstripping" of sorts along the edge maybe? If...
Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 03-26-2015, 07:20 AM
Replies: 4,543
Views: 887,208
Posted By zekester63
Congrats! And what a wonderful area you live in...

Congrats! And what a wonderful area you live in to ride as well! My wife and I rode through there on a trip last year - twice actually. :thumb
Forum: Thumpers 03-25-2015, 02:54 PM
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Posted By zekester63
Nice setup for the toolpax. :thumb I'm still...

Nice setup for the toolpax. :thumb I'm still pretty jealous of that seat... :cry
Forum: Thumpers 03-25-2015, 09:05 AM
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Posted By zekester63
With just the single bolt on top and bottom, mine...

With just the single bolt on top and bottom, mine stayed on, even over some pretty rough rides, for over a year. But then it finally broke on a longer ride. Fortunately I had some zip ties that...
Forum: Thumpers 03-25-2015, 06:38 AM
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Posted By zekester63
I've also had success using spray silicone...

I've also had success using spray silicone (lubricant). And I'm guessing something like brake/carb/parts cleaner might work as well, but haven't actually tried it since the first thing I grabbed was...
Forum: Tejas and the Gulf States 03-24-2015, 10:18 AM
Replies: 3,617
Views: 236,715
Posted By zekester63
Bill, you might have to go get your own tag since...

Bill, you might have to go get your own tag since you found one so far away... :wink: Or else we're going to have to figure out how to get more people in other parts of the state involved in the...
Forum: Thumpers 03-24-2015, 08:53 AM
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Posted By zekester63
I'll second that. It doesn't take much either -...

I'll second that. It doesn't take much either - I made mine from a piece of plastic trash can.

http://edlin.net/myphotos/_data/i/upload/2014/10/19/20141019192129-da7fcbec-la.jpg
Forum: Thumpers 03-24-2015, 06:31 AM
Replies: 49,996
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Posted By zekester63
Just a heads-up on the DRC taillight - there have...

Just a heads-up on the DRC taillight - there have been quite a few reports of water/mud/etc. getting into them because of a poor seal, and I think some or most of this might be due to the small,...
Forum: Thumpers 03-23-2015, 09:58 AM
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Views: 10,632,833
Posted By zekester63
Chris, I know it's been a while since you posted...

Chris, I know it's been a while since you posted this, but I just remembered that I had seen the pictures of your tool tube and wanted to comment, and didn't have a chance at the time.

If you are...
Forum: Thumpers 03-23-2015, 09:34 AM
Replies: 49,996
Views: 10,632,833
Posted By zekester63
Pretty much. This would also work. ...

Pretty much.



This would also work.



My solution is definitely not that elegant, but functional, and I've had the shield on there now for several rides with my Wolfman E-12s without any...
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