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Forum: Ride reports 07-03-2012, 09:07 PM
Replies: 253
Views: 61,719
Posted By Carbomb
Holy jeez... yeah scratch that I guess. On a...

Holy jeez... yeah scratch that I guess. On a positive note, once you get out of altitude, you should be loving the fuel economy of that 125 again. What kind of range do you get with it? Any trouble...
Forum: Ride reports 07-02-2012, 05:32 PM
Replies: 253
Views: 61,719
Posted By Carbomb
If you can pick up a WR250R, the fuel injection...

If you can pick up a WR250R, the fuel injection would be great at altitude. Not sure how plentiful they are down south though, or how expensive. I've got one (both supermoto and dirt wheel sets) and...
Forum: Ride reports 06-22-2012, 09:52 AM
Replies: 253
Views: 61,719
Posted By Carbomb
Following along... with great interest!

Stumbled across your RR not long ago and have been stuck in a reading binge ever since. Excellent photos and a very unique storytelling (harrowing landslide crossing in Colombia comes to mind)....
Forum: Ride reports 05-11-2012, 06:30 PM
Replies: 409
Views: 184,031
Posted By Carbomb
The water pump and TCT could have been pure...

The water pump and TCT could have been pure coincidence, or the water in the oil could have assisted with the TCT. The flat tire on the other hand may have been a slow leak assisted by the changes in...
Forum: Ride reports 05-07-2012, 09:22 PM
Replies: 409
Views: 184,031
Posted By Carbomb
Following along

Really digging this ride report man and the lack of itinerary is refreshing. Thanks for sharing. Glad to hear you made it to motorcycle heaven (Colombia). If you stuck around Panama, you probably...
Forum: Ride reports 04-11-2012, 08:33 PM
Replies: 1,526
Views: 400,504
Posted By Carbomb
Thanks MG

Truly awesome report. Really enjoyed your writing and the videos/music were great as well. I'm still plugged into the working world Matrix, but gathering up as much intel as I can for my big break......
Forum: Ride reports 03-19-2012, 12:55 PM
Replies: 6,734
Views: 2,068,702
Posted By Carbomb
That's awesome lol :clap

That's awesome lol :clap
Forum: Ride reports 03-14-2012, 09:35 PM
Replies: 346
Views: 103,950
Posted By Carbomb
Awesome Trip

Just spent the last day or so soaking in this ride report and all I can say is... awesome!!! That is basically how I'd envision travelling for a long distance/long periods of time. Thanks for taking...
Forum: Ride reports 01-27-2012, 07:04 PM
Replies: 6,734
Views: 2,068,702
Posted By Carbomb
I agree. The K60 seems to be the longevity...

I agree. The K60 seems to be the longevity choice, and given that the road quality gets much worse before it gets better again, there's probably going to be a lot of ooh aah time and slower riding....
Forum: Ride reports 12-21-2011, 10:29 PM
Replies: 1,708
Views: 884,282
Posted By Carbomb
Just from my mother's side. My Dad's side is...

Just from my mother's side. My Dad's side is Swedish, and my last name is Carlblom. Hence the fraternity nickname from college. :lol3
Forum: Ride reports 12-20-2011, 09:36 PM
Replies: 1,708
Views: 884,282
Posted By Carbomb
Great RR and Congratulations!!!

Alex,

Been reading the RR pretty much nonstop for the last week or so after long days of work and have been endlessly entertained, shocked, educated and inspired. As a 24 year old, recent college...
Forum: Equipment 12-14-2011, 03:41 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 5,781
Posted By Carbomb
I've been looking into do-it-all adventure suits...

I've been looking into do-it-all adventure suits for some time now and am nearly settled on the Olympia X-moto. It's a smaller company with great products that utilize extra heavy duty DuPont...
Forum: Ride reports 12-14-2011, 07:48 AM
Replies: 6,734
Views: 2,068,702
Posted By Carbomb
Another vote here to do without those crash bars....

Another vote here to do without those crash bars. Front/rear axle sliders and the panniers ought to take the brunt of any future crashes (hopefully none). Worst case scenario, scratching up the...
Forum: Ride reports 11-03-2011, 03:29 PM
Replies: 6,734
Views: 2,068,702
Posted By Carbomb
Great RR

Really enjoying the report. :clap Spent the last week or so catching up and needless to say, didn't get much done at work. :lol3

Well, now that I'm caught up, I can start working again. I'm taking...
Forum: Equipment 10-27-2011, 07:52 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 2,145
Posted By Carbomb
Is this the same design though? I looked at the...

Is this the same design though? I looked at the original model and it packed down huge. This one is 6x6x39"

Here's a pic I found:
...
Forum: Equipment 10-27-2011, 01:40 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 2,145
Posted By Carbomb
Kamp Rite Collapsible Tent Cot

http://www.amazon.com/Kamp-Rite-Compact-Collapsable-Tent-Cot/dp/B002MFTO44

I've been mulling over camping and tent options for a while and happened upon this number. Looks like a great,...
Forum: Road warriors 09-30-2011, 02:34 PM
Replies: 99
Views: 7,979
Posted By Carbomb
WR250R/X gets my vote. I have one, so may just be...

WR250R/X gets my vote. I have one, so may just be a tad biased. Lightweight, cheap to insure and maintain, and you can do basically anything from track racing to commuting to rough terrain with them....
Forum: Thumpers 09-30-2011, 08:13 AM
Replies: 44,854
Views: 8,683,711
Posted By Carbomb
The plan is to go all the way, pending...

The plan is to go all the way, pending finances/weather/mishaps etc. 100lbs I'd say would be a conservative estimate (on the high end) in that the larger 4.7gal tank would account for an additional...
Forum: Thumpers 09-30-2011, 08:03 AM
Replies: 44,854
Views: 8,683,711
Posted By Carbomb
That helps A LOT! Surprised I missed this one....

That helps A LOT! Surprised I missed this one. Thanks!
Forum: Thumpers 09-29-2011, 02:43 PM
Replies: 44,854
Views: 8,683,711
Posted By Carbomb
I'm certain this has been well-covered, but,...

I'm certain this has been well-covered, but, after some searching I didn't turn up a whole lot. To anyone's knowledge, what's the greatest amount of distance covered on a WR250R/X on a single tour?...
Forum: Ride reports 04-26-2011, 07:39 PM
Replies: 988
Views: 388,877
Posted By Carbomb
Hey guys, still back on page 25 and going to...

Hey guys, still back on page 25 and going to spend a bit of time catching up. Want to say that your trip has been incredibly inspiring and that I'm taking very diligent notes in anticipation of a...
Forum: Equipment 04-15-2011, 09:16 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 4,099
Posted By Carbomb
Currently in the process now of installing new...

Currently in the process now of installing new fat bar, triple clamps, hand guards, heater pads and grips. I had recently ridden to the snow here in San Diego County with my Summer gloves (~1850m...
Forum: Equipment 04-14-2011, 11:17 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 4,099
Posted By Carbomb
Wow, I can see this is going to be a tough...

Wow, I can see this is going to be a tough choice. I'm installing heated grips in the next couple days, so I'd like to see how they pan out with my current Summer gloves up in the mountains. This way...
Forum: Equipment 04-13-2011, 08:25 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 4,099
Posted By Carbomb
Adventure Gloves

What gloves are you all using? I'm looking for a solid all-arounder sort of glove that won't set me back too far cost-wise. One that's breathable to handle dry/moist heat, warm enough to handle temps...
Forum: Equipment 03-27-2011, 11:03 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,093
Posted By Carbomb
That's a good point. I'll definitely have a look...

That's a good point. I'll definitely have a look at those. Just wanted to kill two birds with one stone and think ahead for long trips in foreign traffic. I've ordered the Forcefield Pro underpants...
Forum: Equipment 03-25-2011, 02:55 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,093
Posted By Carbomb
Adventure Pants

Looking for some solid recommendations for pants that:

1. Are waterproof
2. Have protection (knees mainly) built-in
3. Have lots of pockets, think cargo pants

Can anyone refer me to any? I've...
Forum: Thumpers 03-03-2011, 08:42 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,419
Posted By Carbomb
Rides beautifully. Everything is starting to...

Rides beautifully. Everything is starting to settle in a bit. I'm just really looking forward to that 600mi break-in so I can start doing some performance mods!!
Forum: Thumpers 03-03-2011, 08:11 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,419
Posted By Carbomb
Where is warped at?

Where is warped at?
Forum: Thumpers 03-01-2011, 01:53 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,419
Posted By Carbomb
I couldn't agree more about the tires. I probably...

I couldn't agree more about the tires. I probably should have mentioned that this one came with the 17" Bridgestone street setup. I'm fairly well versed with biking on the street but not quite so...
Forum: Thumpers 02-28-2011, 02:14 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,419
Posted By Carbomb
Plan to do some commuting to and from work with...

Plan to do some commuting to and from work with it (~70mi roundtrip) for the next few months as gas prices go up. Then likely get the "R" wheel/tire/rotor setup to do some trails when the weather...
Forum: Thumpers 02-28-2011, 10:12 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,419
Posted By Carbomb
Good point! Next addition, along with a cleaner...

Good point! Next addition, along with a cleaner tail light and turn signal setup.
Forum: Thumpers 02-28-2011, 08:43 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,419
Posted By Carbomb
New(ish) Wr250X Owner

Hi all,

Just wanted to say hi and introduce myself. Been a bit of a long-time lurker on the site, first time dual sport rider and owner. Well, I've been bitten by the adventure riding bug, so I...
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