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Forum: Americas 11-16-2014, 08:59 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 2,800
Posted By The Breeze
I'm no expert on packing/transportation……but I...

I'm no expert on packing/transportation……but I have shipped my DR650 to Chile and to South Africa. I was involved in unpacking the bikes both times. In both cases, bikes were not packed hanging...
Forum: Americas 11-08-2014, 09:22 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 437
Posted By The Breeze
Either of the bikes you've mentioned will be...

Either of the bikes you've mentioned will be great. Lighter is better….so I'd give the nod to the DRZ. Same goes for your luggage….minimal quantity/weight is best.

If you go with the DRZ and...
Forum: Americas 10-07-2014, 10:23 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 391
Posted By The Breeze
SA = South America TAT = Trans America Trail

SA = South America

TAT = Trans America Trail
Forum: Beasts 10-03-2014, 08:38 PM
Replies: 1,735
Views: 208,547
Posted By The Breeze
+1 :deal

+1 :deal
Forum: Ride reports 09-30-2014, 09:33 PM
Replies: 168
Views: 23,538
Posted By The Breeze
IN :freaky

IN :freaky
Forum: Americas 08-09-2014, 11:01 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,678
Posted By The Breeze
I have a pair of combat boots, as well. Fine...

I have a pair of combat boots, as well. Fine boots for the tarmac…..but IMO a no go for the dirt. I went down hard (wearing the combat boots) in the dirt and was lucky to walk away with a severely...
Forum: Beasts 07-23-2014, 10:21 AM
Replies: 21,751
Views: 4,008,695
Posted By The Breeze
[QUOTE haha - in my case yes, I'm only 5'9" so...

[QUOTE haha - in my case yes, I'm only 5'9" so that's how I get on most bikes ...but, even if I were taller, with the drybag and the pile of stuff in the back I can't think of a better way to do...
Forum: Thumpers 07-05-2014, 02:55 PM
Replies: 1,435
Views: 277,716
Posted By The Breeze
+1 :nod In my mind either a wide range...

+1 :nod


In my mind either a wide range (very wide) 5-speed trans or even better, a 6-speed trans (with the 6th gear being a pure overdrive gear) is going to be required for my needs.

My Dr650...
Forum: Ride reports 07-01-2014, 11:48 PM
Replies: 492
Views: 62,485
Posted By The Breeze
My thoughts exactly…..rode through Cabo as...

My thoughts exactly…..rode through Cabo as quickly as possible….

However, there is a great little town South East of La Paz called Los Barriles. Nice little town…only intended on staying the...
Forum: Beasts 06-30-2014, 09:40 AM
Replies: 21,751
Views: 4,008,695
Posted By The Breeze
Wd-40

I used the WD-40 while on the trail (in the middle of Baja)….to get my bike to idle properly…..in other words, a quick fix. Worked like a charm and I didn't have to remove tank, etc. to get back on...
Forum: Beasts 06-29-2014, 08:32 PM
Replies: 21,751
Views: 4,008,695
Posted By The Breeze
When you cleaned the stepper motor…….did you...

When you cleaned the stepper motor…….did you simply clean the plunger? Or did you grease it as well. If so, what type of grease?

Mines been acting up….but I've just sprayed it with WD40 to...
Forum: Americas 06-12-2014, 09:40 AM
Replies: 881
Views: 141,947
Posted By The Breeze
Hmmm…… Kick stand kill switch wire cut? It's...

Hmmm…… Kick stand kill switch wire cut? It's very exposed and I could see how it could be cut when the bike hit the pothole. Anyway, need more info….
Forum: Americas 06-11-2014, 11:23 PM
Replies: 881
Views: 141,947
Posted By The Breeze
Heather, Please describe your issue (either...

Heather,

Please describe your issue (either here) or even better on the "Tiger 800 Problems; for reference only please" thread, which is located in the "Beasts" section. A lot of knowledge...
Forum: Thumpers 06-02-2014, 11:06 PM
Replies: 101
Views: 38,486
Posted By The Breeze
Pot calling the kettle black…..

Pot calling the kettle black…..
Forum: Regional forums 05-29-2014, 08:48 PM
Replies: 103
Views: 11,392
Posted By The Breeze
+1 :lol3 It was a great ride. Kane Creek...

+1 :lol3

It was a great ride. Kane Creek was definitely one of the highlights of the trip for me!
Forum: West – California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 05-28-2014, 09:07 AM
Replies: 484
Views: 49,866
Posted By The Breeze
+1 Precisely what I did :1drink

+1 Precisely what I did :1drink
Forum: West – California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 05-26-2014, 09:40 AM
Replies: 484
Views: 49,866
Posted By The Breeze
As stated earlier…the locked gate shown in the...

As stated earlier…the locked gate shown in the picture is NOT the route. I did the same thing….backtracked (less than a mile) and took the road that turned to the left. After getting on the correct...
Forum: Thumpers 05-16-2014, 09:01 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 404
Posted By The Breeze
Very minor differences/updates between model...

Very minor differences/updates between model years….. If you want a WR250R and it's a good deal…jump on it! Some of the 2008's had a bad fuel pump (it's about the only weak link on the bike). They...
Forum: Beasts 05-12-2014, 05:42 PM
Replies: 4,473
Views: 616,474
Posted By The Breeze
I just rode the bike down to the Baja (mostly...

I just rode the bike down to the Baja (mostly pavement and light off-road)….then back up the AZBDR and Portions of the UTBDR. I ran TKC80's and they worked perfectly. However, after I scared the...
Forum: Beasts 05-12-2014, 11:11 AM
Replies: 4,473
Views: 616,474
Posted By The Breeze
Can anyone advise how these tires perform on wet...

Can anyone advise how these tires perform on wet sealed roads?

Hopefully better than the Heidenau Scouts….. If so, I may try this tire next time around.
Forum: Thumpers 05-12-2014, 10:50 AM
Replies: 1,435
Views: 277,716
Posted By The Breeze
Great :thumb Thanks again for the info:clap

Great :thumb

Thanks again for the info:clap
Forum: Thumpers 05-11-2014, 12:05 AM
Replies: 1,435
Views: 277,716
Posted By The Breeze
Sounds like the gearing is acceptable but...

Sounds like the gearing is acceptable but marginal for long days on the slab?? If the gear box is as wide as a DR650 or a WR250R….that would be great! What I'm trying to avoid is a close ratio...
Forum: Thumpers 05-09-2014, 11:11 PM
Replies: 46,334
Views: 9,291,966
Posted By The Breeze
I hated my stock seat as well. I installed a...

I hated my stock seat as well. I installed a "Seat Concepts" seat and I can ride all day….day after day. Check it out, they are very reasonably priced (you use the stock seat pan).
Forum: Thumpers 05-09-2014, 04:36 PM
Replies: 1,435
Views: 277,716
Posted By The Breeze
Minky, Thanks for the reviews/write...

Minky,

Thanks for the reviews/write ups:clap:clap

Couple of questions:

1) The video says that the bike is "vibey"…… How would you compare the vibes in the CCM vs your KLR?

2) How...
Forum: Americas 05-07-2014, 12:05 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 754
Posted By The Breeze
+1 on this advice. I have both the DR650 and the...

+1 on this advice. I have both the DR650 and the WR250R.

Based on your use, you can't go wrong with either bike.

I can cruise all day on my WR at 70mph (at sea level). When you get into...
Forum: Equipment 04-22-2014, 11:45 AM
Replies: 46
Views: 3,699
Posted By The Breeze
I echo the above comments…. Had a Big Agnes...

I echo the above comments….

Had a Big Agnes synthetic bag (Encampment 15)…….not even close to being good down to 15 degrees. Had the worst night sleep of my life (i.e., none) during a 30 degree...
Forum: Thumpers 03-26-2014, 05:35 PM
Replies: 1,435
Views: 277,716
Posted By The Breeze
This is fantastic news :clap:clap:clap

This is fantastic news :clap:clap:clap
Forum: Beasts 03-24-2014, 10:25 AM
Replies: 1,735
Views: 208,547
Posted By The Breeze
Had a similar issue with mine. I may be the side...

Had a similar issue with mine. I may be the side stand switch….. I know you tested with the kickstand up and down (I did this too, and it still turned out to be my side stand switch).

Try this...
Forum: Americas 03-08-2014, 08:27 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 820
Posted By The Breeze
You may want to take a look at Motodiscovery. ...

You may want to take a look at Motodiscovery. They are doing a Training/Ride combo in Moab, UT this spring. I took their training course in Copper Canyon, Mexico back in 09. The training is...
Forum: Thumpers 01-25-2014, 12:09 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,514
Posted By The Breeze
Would be very interested in seeing your entire...

Would be very interested in seeing your entire build.

I've been thinking about building a DRZ for over landing/RTW trips. My DR650 will do it, but is too heavy…..my WR250 will do it, but not...
Forum: Beasts 01-25-2014, 11:42 AM
Replies: 54
Views: 3,940
Posted By The Breeze
+1 :thumb I have a Tiger 800 XC, a WR250R,...

+1 :thumb

I have a Tiger 800 XC, a WR250R, and a DR650.

As others have said, I would also highly recommend that you get a DR650.

This bike will do everything you want to do. It will run...
Forum: Equipment 01-19-2014, 11:17 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 6,075
Posted By The Breeze
If your adventure riding involves...

If your adventure riding involves dirt......especially if it involves sand or mud......do yourself a favor and get the Sidi Crossfires. I had to learn the hard way. Never again. From that day on,...
Forum: Thumpers 01-10-2014, 12:24 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 2,301
Posted By The Breeze
For the trip you are describing and your current...

For the trip you are describing and your current skill level, Lighter is better...simpler is better.....

A great compromise is the DR650. It's a fantastic bike for this trip. I chose one for...
Forum: Beasts 01-07-2014, 12:10 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 9,403
Posted By The Breeze
"Mapping" is the software that controls the fuel...

"Mapping" is the software that controls the fuel injection system. As your bike is still under warranty, take it to the dealer....tell them your issue....and have them "up-load" the latest software...
Forum: Thumpers 01-04-2014, 11:47 PM
Replies: 1,435
Views: 277,716
Posted By The Breeze
+1000 This is the bike I've been waiting...

+1000

This is the bike I've been waiting for.... If CCM imports this bike to the US, I'll be all over it.
Forum: Ride reports 01-03-2014, 12:56 PM
Replies: 2,971
Views: 295,218
Posted By The Breeze
High altitude = fuel mixture is too rich

I mentioned this earlier....but thought I should elaborate.

As you've ridden higher and higher in elevation...the air has become thinner. However, the amount of fuel that your carb in supplying...
Forum: Vendors 01-03-2014, 10:47 AM
Replies: 1,390
Views: 173,767
Posted By The Breeze
:lurk:lurk:lurk Do you plan to make the...

:lurk:lurk:lurk

Do you plan to make the riding jacket "neck brace compatible"? Would really like to see this option incorporated into your design.

I've yet to find an endure jacket that is...
Forum: Ride reports 01-02-2014, 12:40 AM
Replies: 2,971
Views: 295,218
Posted By The Breeze
+1 My DR did the same thing in Bolivia...

+1

My DR did the same thing in Bolivia (completely stock). Took off the air box cover and she ran strong over the 16k foot passes without issue. When I dropped back down in elevation, I put the...
Forum: Americas 12-21-2013, 09:56 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 2,099
Posted By The Breeze
Great write up:clap I especially like the...

Great write up:clap

I especially like the aerial photo with the notations.

Thanks, I'm going to be make this crossing in a couple of months.....this will be very helpful:freaky
Forum: Vendors 11-15-2013, 11:35 AM
Replies: 1,390
Views: 173,767
Posted By The Breeze
Pannier Comments

Man....the panniers look fantastic :clap:clap:clap

Really like the beaver tail concept!

Just wanted to make a couple of points:

1) Over The Seat Straps: I really think you need to...
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