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Forum: Equipment 03-04-2015, 06:12 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 990
Posted By SATEX
IMO, most any of the dual sport helmets will work...

IMO, most any of the dual sport helmets will work for you. They don't have visors (aka peaks) that are as big as true dirt helmets, so you are unlikely to have a problem.

Now, if your road...
Forum: Equipment 03-01-2015, 02:28 PM
Replies: 182
Views: 24,820
Posted By SATEX
That looks like a single wall tent. If so,...

That looks like a single wall tent. If so, ventilation and related condensation will surely be a problem.
Forum: Trip Planning 02-27-2015, 09:48 PM
Replies: 118
Views: 29,519
Posted By SATEX
I know you're an Aussie, but that just doesn't...

I know you're an Aussie, but that just doesn't sound right.:D
Forum: Trip Planning 02-27-2015, 09:40 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 6,080
Posted By SATEX
I'm waiting for the treeless hammock that is...

I'm waiting for the treeless hammock that is light and compact enough for scooter camping.
Forum: Trip Planning 02-27-2015, 09:37 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 5,109
Posted By SATEX
Very tight and efficient. You could ride a much...

Very tight and efficient. You could ride a much smaller bike with that setup. I like it.😊
Forum: Trip Planning 02-27-2015, 09:28 PM
Replies: 57
Views: 9,186
Posted By SATEX
Hammocks are an "east of the Mississippi" option...

Hammocks are an "east of the Mississippi" option I think. They seem very appealing, except that I am a "west of the Mississippi" guy.
Forum: Thumpers 02-25-2015, 05:45 PM
Replies: 8,763
Views: 2,503,803
Posted By SATEX
I needed some 50-50 tires for a ds trip. Didn't...

I needed some 50-50 tires for a ds trip. Didn't need them to last more than 1000 miles. I have found that they work very well in mixed terrain and street. I have just over 3k on them and the rear...
Forum: Equipment 02-24-2015, 06:39 AM
Replies: 45
Views: 4,145
Posted By SATEX
Those look great, especially at their prices....

Those look great, especially at their prices. Thanks.
Forum: Equipment 02-24-2015, 06:31 AM
Replies: 96
Views: 13,329
Posted By SATEX
I don't buy from REI because they support causes...

I don't buy from REI because they support causes that actively work to prevent motorized access to pubic land.
That has little to do with chairs, I guess, but since so many folks here have an agenda...
Forum: Equipment 02-23-2015, 02:21 PM
Replies: 182
Views: 24,820
Posted By SATEX
Look at compactness of packed size. Perhaps more...

Look at compactness of packed size. Perhaps more important than a one piund difference in weight.
Forum: Equipment 02-23-2015, 02:18 PM
Replies: 182
Views: 24,820
Posted By SATEX
I'm glad you like it, but I won't lug around all...

I'm glad you like it, but I won't lug around all that mass just so my scooter can sleep inside. That is definitely not for the minimalist.
Forum: Equipment 02-23-2015, 02:15 PM
Replies: 182
Views: 24,820
Posted By SATEX
My bikes are light, so my bias is that of a...

My bikes are light, so my bias is that of a backpacker. Within that world, there are the "perseverate over every gram super ultralight" who cut titanium toothbrushes in half and sleep under Cuben...
Forum: Trip Planning 02-23-2015, 01:55 PM
Replies: 65
Views: 14,820
Posted By SATEX
Lots of good points here, but how do you know...

Lots of good points here, but how do you know that the person you're meeting is a random person. I have thought about meeting people randomly, but trying to do it takes the randomness out of it.
Forum: Trip Planning 02-23-2015, 01:46 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 6,506
Posted By SATEX
I don't get the "sightseeing vs distance" thing. ...

I don't get the "sightseeing vs distance" thing. I generally keep my eyes open when I ride. That offers several benefits, not the least of which is that I sightsee WHILE I ride. YMMV
Forum: Americas 02-23-2015, 12:01 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 945
Posted By SATEX
Ditto. If Forward Air can serve the place I need...

Ditto. If Forward Air can serve the place I need to go, then Forward Air gets my business. They've earned it in spades.
Forum: Americas 02-23-2015, 11:46 AM
Replies: 59
Views: 6,045
Posted By SATEX
I haven't read the full thread yet, but are you...

I haven't read the full thread yet, but are you planning on using a backpack as part of your packing system. I am strongly biased in favor of them. Use one with a max capacity reservoir and carry...
Forum: Americas 02-23-2015, 11:08 AM
Replies: 75
Views: 8,450
Posted By SATEX
Probably obvious, but if you do share tools or...

Probably obvious, but if you do share tools or other essentials, then be sure that you are prepared to end the trip together, or plan to purchase what you need if you have to split up.

I did the...
Forum: Moto Bellissima: All Other Dualsports 11-13-2014, 09:19 AM
Replies: 232
Views: 32,760
Posted By SATEX
Two problems ... we are talking about what we...

Two problems ... we are talking about what we want a manufacturer to produce. The RR approach will work, but the end result is not a $10k motorcycle, imo.
The second problem (again just imo) is the...
Forum: Moto Bellissima: All Other Dualsports 11-12-2014, 06:33 PM
Replies: 232
Views: 32,760
Posted By SATEX
Great list. I shortened it for you to make it...

Great list. I shortened it for you to make it even better. I 100 percent agree with your narrative also.

I don't want, but I could accept a slightly larger motor. Strongly prefer a twin, but the...
Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 11-05-2014, 07:44 AM
Replies: 8,306
Views: 1,378,426
Posted By SATEX
If I were better looking, I might be interested...

If I were better looking, I might be interested in posing, but I want a twin cylinder bike that retains as much real offroad potential as possible. I am not complaining about this bike, but until I...
Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 11-05-2014, 07:23 AM
Replies: 8,306
Views: 1,378,426
Posted By SATEX
Aluminum frames save little, if any, weight. They...

Aluminum frames save little, if any, weight. They have to use much more material vs steel so the theoretical advantage goes away.

Compare euro offroad bikes using cromoly steel to the Japanese...
Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 11-04-2014, 12:38 PM
Replies: 8,306
Views: 1,378,426
Posted By SATEX
Too much weight. Too much motor. Wrong wheel...

Too much weight. Too much motor. Wrong wheel size in rear. Too much extra crap with ABS and traction control.

I can wait to see the final product, but I doubt that it will be close to what I...
Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 11-04-2014, 12:10 PM
Replies: 8,306
Views: 1,378,426
Posted By SATEX
I agree, although this bike is the only possible...

I agree, although this bike is the only possible production bike that will hit the sweet spot ... 500 to 750cc with real offroad potential. We'll see.
Forum: Americas 10-24-2014, 08:51 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 4,882
Posted By SATEX
I rode the TAT about 7 years ago, and I also want...

I rode the TAT about 7 years ago, and I also want to thank Sam for the best motorcycle ride of my life!

I loved both Utah and Nevada. The part of Utah starting near Green River offered the kind...
Forum: Thumpers 10-22-2014, 04:23 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 515
Posted By SATEX
The thermostat doesn't control the fan. That is...

The thermostat doesn't control the fan. That is controlled by a thermostatic switch. The thermostat does open at certain temps to allow coolant to flow to and from the rads.

If yoy never have...
Forum: Thumpers 10-22-2014, 04:15 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 7,421
Posted By SATEX
You're not alone. Not what I want, but looks like...

You're not alone. Not what I want, but looks like a great concept.
Forum: Thumpers 10-21-2014, 09:00 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,562
Posted By SATEX
Agreed. I love trials tires for rocks and roots,...

Agreed. I love trials tires for rocks and roots, but Sieg nailed it wrt mud.
Forum: Thumpers 10-21-2014, 08:55 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,451
Posted By SATEX
Just go shopping for a high quality milk crate. ...

Just go shopping for a high quality milk crate. Most sellers will toss a KLR into the deal. They're not out much and both sides are happy. Plus, you have a place to put your new crate.
Forum: Thumpers 10-21-2014, 08:50 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 2,598
Posted By SATEX
I don't need or want a tach for offroad riding. ...

I don't need or want a tach for offroad riding. However, I do like to watch coolant temps and rpm in some dual sport situations. A trailtech Vapor gives me both, plus a speedometer and an hour...
Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 10-21-2014, 08:29 AM
Replies: 69
Views: 10,432
Posted By SATEX
You miss the point. They should make something...

You miss the point. They should make something that I WILL BUY, which is the above. :evil
Forum: Thumpers 10-20-2014, 03:12 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 2,646
Posted By SATEX
Price difference? Last year for the Fe650...

Price difference? Last year for the Fe650 Husaberg was 2008, and I don't recall when they stopped selling the XRR in the states. Similar years would likely sell for about the same for similar...
Forum: Equipment 10-20-2014, 08:10 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 3,004
Posted By SATEX
This is my approach to DS riding also. Street...

This is my approach to DS riding also. Street gear waist up and dirt gear waist down.
Forum: Thumpers 10-17-2014, 05:01 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 2,646
Posted By SATEX
Errrr ... the XR650R is a slow pig compared to my...

Errrr ... the XR650R is a slow pig compared to my 650. The Husaber FE650 is about 60 hp and just a tick over 250 lbs, with real suspension. I plated it too.

Occasionally i think about selling...
Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 10-17-2014, 08:53 AM
Replies: 673
Views: 140,941
Posted By SATEX
That appears promising. I guess it's a modified...

That appears promising. I guess it's a modified GS? I really like the Rally Raid Cb500x also. I am hoping for a factory build, but it's pretty obvious that no one will offer it this year. It may...
Forum: Thumpers 10-16-2014, 07:34 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 704
Posted By SATEX
I don't know where you are right now, but your...

I don't know where you are right now, but your only choices for parts are north to Midland or Odessa, or San Antonio. There is a fairly new shop in Kerrville, but I can't vouch for their parts...
Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 10-16-2014, 07:24 PM
Replies: 673
Views: 140,941
Posted By SATEX
I agree wrt single track riding. I ride single...

I agree wrt single track riding. I ride single track that is often challenging when riding my dialed in 2 stroke 'berg and would be downright scary on my 650 'berg.

I want a decent road bike that...
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 10-16-2014, 06:59 AM
Replies: 49
Views: 8,494
Posted By SATEX
Bad analogy. You can and do take 14 clubs with...

Bad analogy. You can and do take 14 clubs with you for one round. However, if you did take one club, it would not likely be the 3 wood (1190) or the 4 iron (690.)

I would move closer to the...
Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 10-16-2014, 06:35 AM
Replies: 673
Views: 140,941
Posted By SATEX
Me neither. If "they" don't build what I want,...

Me neither. If "they" don't build what I want, then I'm out of the market.
Forum: Thumpers 10-15-2014, 12:35 PM
Replies: 3,711
Views: 367,416
Posted By SATEX
I can send you the stock spring from my TE300. ...

I can send you the stock spring from my TE300. It might still be stiff, but it would allow you to assess how much more you need to change. It's yellow (Husaberg) but it will be free other than...
Forum: Moto Bellissima: All Other Dualsports 10-15-2014, 12:22 PM
Replies: 2,339
Views: 255,216
Posted By SATEX
Yeah, but you get and extra two or three feet of...

Yeah, but you get and extra two or three feet of travel on the TW just from the tires. :D
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