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Forum: Equipment 11-09-2012, 03:44 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 7,377
Posted By EarthQuaker
Talking Wesco vs. Whites Boots, Boot Safety and Utility.

I have owned four pair of Wesco and two pair of Whites over the years. Like the look of Nick's but don't have any. I have never owned any motorcycle specific boots, except my ancient steel-plated...
Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 03-15-2010, 08:07 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,081
Posted By EarthQuaker
Thumb Mighty 440

That bike started its girl to girl journey with my ex-girlfriend (about ten years back), though it was the woman she sold it to who made it a gift bike. If there are old copies or online copies of...
Forum: Airheads 12-01-2009, 12:14 PM
Replies: 982
Views: 349,841
Posted By EarthQuaker
Cool2 Dualsport Tires for /5

Does anyone have any recommendations for decent dualsport tires for the /5? I'm looking for 80% on-road types, capable of high mileage and heavy loads. Trail Wings? Pirelli? Avon Distanzias? ...
Forum: Thumpers 08-10-2009, 07:01 AM
Replies: 7,895
Views: 2,122,200
Posted By EarthQuaker
Blast Off!

It gets even stupider. According to Wikipedia, the Blast was their BEST SELLING MODEL! Even if they didn't make much on it, it was getting their name out there! Come to think of it, I don't know...
Forum: Thumpers 08-10-2009, 05:40 AM
Replies: 7,895
Views: 2,122,200
Posted By EarthQuaker
Eh? It's been a Blast...

This is why American motorcycle and automobile companies keep going out of business--besides crap product, crap business decisions... Let's see...should we keep making sportbikes that won't keep up...
Forum: Thumpers 08-07-2009, 06:49 PM
Replies: 7,895
Views: 2,122,200
Posted By EarthQuaker
f--k it

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=laqYyGOUf60&NR=1

He's got bigger balls than me...
:eek1:eek1
Forum: Thumpers 08-05-2009, 03:39 AM
Replies: 7,895
Views: 2,122,200
Posted By EarthQuaker
Thumb Bitchin' Little Suzy

This may have already been shared somewhere in the pages of the Minimalist Touring Thread, but I thought I'd put it on here again. I don't know about others, but I sometimes cruise this thread when...
Forum: Thumpers 04-05-2008, 04:07 PM
Replies: 182
Views: 12,113
Posted By EarthQuaker
Talking Jap Crap...

When my BMW had an oil delivery problem it was the last straw. The bike had aftermarket stuff all over it, always needed something, did strand me a few times, and was slow, ill-handling, etc. I...
Forum: GS Boxers 03-31-2008, 08:05 PM
Replies: 777
Views: 76,312
Posted By EarthQuaker
Laugh Lots of Going Down...

I just watched LWR straight through. Fookin' brilliant! However, I am making decisions about what to ride to Chile myself, and it seemed to me that Claudio's crap little Russian two stroke was...
Forum: Thumpers 03-29-2008, 12:29 PM
Replies: 5,235
Views: 1,242,359
Posted By EarthQuaker
Question Desert Tank

What options are there for oversized gas tanks for the KLR? Are there any for the '08's? I'm assuming that the bodywork wouldn't work with pre '08 tanks, even if the frame mounts were the same...
Forum: Road warriors 03-28-2008, 07:57 PM
Replies: 4,651
Views: 919,703
Posted By EarthQuaker
Down and Dirty...

Great to see a thread dedicated to these Universal Japanese Motorcycles. What outstanding machines they are! I am actually in danger of coming around full circle in my thoughts about getting rid of...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 03-12-2008, 07:11 PM
Replies: 122
Views: 14,066
Posted By EarthQuaker
Wink Sport Vs. Duallie

I think that there are two other matters to consider. One is that on a single cylinder motor, the power pulses are fewer and farther between, which helps the rear wheel stay hooked up. (Also why...
Forum: Thumpers 03-12-2008, 09:16 AM
Replies: 97,472
Views: 18,493,157
Posted By EarthQuaker
Question Who's Afraid of Chris Scott?

I was thumbing through my copy of Chris Scott's Adventure Motorcycling Handbook, and noticed two things that I hadn't seen in a while:

1) He seems to slag off the DR650, characterizing Suzuki's...
Forum: Thumpers 03-12-2008, 09:07 AM
Replies: 97,472
Views: 18,493,157
Posted By EarthQuaker
Eh? Wound tight...

This is going to bug you, but...

The spring does not know which end is up. It is compressed, that is all it knows, and it does not compress at one end and then the other. There is no difference...
Forum: Road warriors 03-11-2008, 09:19 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,503
Posted By EarthQuaker
Eh? Offroad Seca II

Well, I think that I would be in the realm of experimentation to try putting DS tyres on the Seca II. I looked online, and there's nothing that is really a proper fit, but I must admit that it...
Forum: Road warriors 03-10-2008, 08:28 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 2,508
Posted By EarthQuaker
Overcooking the Corner

There's some good stuff in here about what to do when you find yourself in a turn too hot. First of all, and I'm not raggin', but you are going to think you are in too hot when you are not, so stay...
Forum: Road warriors 03-10-2008, 08:16 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,503
Posted By EarthQuaker
DS Tires on a Street Bike?

I know that back in the days of "Scramblers" they often just put a high pipe and knobby tires on a street bike and called it a scrambler. It looks to me like Triumph's new Scrambler is very much in...
Forum: Beasts 03-10-2008, 04:09 PM
Replies: 191
Views: 32,534
Posted By EarthQuaker
V-Stromboli

I was a little fascinated with the V-Strom when it came out. The SV 650 was a major hit in the San Francisco Bay Area--not surprising considering how old Honda Hawks are prized around here. It...
Forum: Thumpers 03-07-2007, 01:04 PM
Replies: 97,472
Views: 18,493,157
Posted By EarthQuaker
DR Hater?

Hey, what does Chris Scott have against DR's? He disses them in the 2001 edition of the Adventure Motorcycling Handbook, and skips them entirely in the "Choosing a Motorcycle" section of the 2005...
Forum: Road warriors 02-12-2007, 08:25 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 3,216
Posted By EarthQuaker
Mighty Yamahootie Scootie Seca Tootie

After fifty miles of dirt roads and an illegal campout in Death Valley, I'm back at the main road just as the pavement is starting to heat up. I look to my left, and there's an RV coming. "To hell...
Forum: Thumpers 02-08-2007, 04:47 PM
Replies: 97,472
Views: 18,493,157
Posted By EarthQuaker
Centered and Standing

Does anyone know if the Dual Star, or any other centerstand will work on my '92 DR650 either as a bolt on or with little fiddling about? Otherwise, is there some secret to fixing flats in the...
Forum: Thumpers 02-07-2007, 11:01 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 4,525
Posted By EarthQuaker
Holy Shite, She ain't Cheap

I wondered what the bike cost new. I've never bought a bike new, but I've always thought that if I ever got one that hand't been abused by its former ownder, I could keep it on the road forever. ...
Forum: Thumpers 02-07-2007, 10:51 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 4,525
Posted By EarthQuaker
Xt225

If that is the bike called the Serrow, it is the first offroad bike I ever road off road, and it changed me as a rider forever. I had a big BMW roadburner--1979 R100RS--fully faired, many...
Forum: Thumpers 02-07-2007, 09:58 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 4,525
Posted By EarthQuaker
Tiny RTW Bike?

I'm considering what to ride for some serious hinterland adventure travel. I'm a schoolteacher, so I've got time, but no money. The cost of gas starts to be an issue with how far I can travel. ...
Forum: Thumpers 12-21-2006, 08:51 AM
Replies: 97,472
Views: 18,493,157
Posted By EarthQuaker
RTW '92 DR650 Buildup

I'm trying to build a recently acquired '92 DR650 into a RTW bike. I used to ride BMW's, and I'm hoping that there is someone out there who is way too knowledgable about DR's the way there are guys...
Forum: Thumpers 12-17-2006, 04:02 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 737
Posted By EarthQuaker
It's Who You Know...

Kickstart advice was right on the money. I asked this guy in my neighborhood who is in his sixties who used to ride and race, and even owned a shop for a while. I had my bike at the top of the hill...
Forum: Thumpers 12-17-2006, 02:04 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 737
Posted By EarthQuaker
More Questions...

First off, why does my post have a thumbs down in front of it on the main thread menu? That's a little weird. Did I break some rule, or something?

I tried all starting recommendations, and have...
Forum: Thumpers 12-16-2006, 05:52 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 737
Posted By EarthQuaker
Thumbs down 92-95 DR650 Travellin' Bike Questions...

I rode a Yamaha Sparrow or some such thing--a 125cc four stroke single on a friend's ranch years ago, and it lingered as a favorite motorcycle experience despite years of touring on street oriented...
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