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Forum: Road warriors 10-16-2010, 11:30 AM
Replies: 364
Views: 62,066
Posted By DirtyVFR
Do want:

Do want:
Forum: Thumpers 05-20-2010, 11:02 PM
Replies: 97
Views: 11,087
Posted By DirtyVFR
HID Update

I had some questionable results with my HID set up which I thought might have related to the light itself. Ultimately my HID failed to ignite regularly, so I eventually bypassed the stock lighting...
Forum: Ride reports 01-06-2007, 01:42 PM
Replies: 119
Views: 17,256
Posted By DirtyVFR
Amazing!

Jon,

We are lucky you have both the spirit of adventure and a great eye!
:clap

I looked up "Intrepid" this morning and saw your face.
Forum: Pics, pics, pics... 10-29-2006, 06:26 PM
Replies: 9,293
Views: 3,610,528
Posted By DirtyVFR
Something Different

ZenSlug in Baja.
http://homepage.mac.com/darrenlott/.Pictures/ZenSlugRoost.jpg
Forum: Ride reports 10-26-2006, 07:26 PM
Replies: 128
Views: 15,062
Posted By DirtyVFR
Bluhduh What an amusing observation! I started with...

What an amusing observation!

I started with a pair of disposable POS gloves, but one immediately popped as my left hand entered. I knew I would be grabbing the greasy chain, so I was content to...
Forum: Ride reports 10-19-2006, 08:18 AM
Replies: 128
Views: 15,062
Posted By DirtyVFR
Clarification

Will there be 7 or 8 RIDERS arriving at the Tecate gas station at 8 am? (include yourself in the count).


Everyone should be at the Tecate gas station by 8am. You can get your insurance there if...
Forum: Ride reports 10-18-2006, 09:48 PM
Replies: 128
Views: 15,062
Posted By DirtyVFR
Forum: Trials 09-10-2006, 10:34 PM
Replies: 67
Views: 12,134
Posted By DirtyVFR
Next time! I make it a point not to risk a...

Next time!

I make it a point not to risk a crash on the first 1/2 of a ride.

I took the pictures.
Forum: Ride reports 09-01-2006, 04:00 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 6,920
Posted By DirtyVFR
2003 Mex2Can

This is excerpted from a "non-ride report" I posted a few years back in Thumpers. It's a little long, but it sets the stage for a legit Towing Story. And I found some new pictures to illustrate....
Forum: Ride reports 08-28-2006, 10:54 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 2,899
Posted By DirtyVFR
Darin, Since you probably scoot quickly up...

Darin,

Since you probably scoot quickly up that trail I'll offer a slight elaboration on inte's "now rutted" comment. About a minute after the notable "chest smacker" branch (I had to stop, lift...
Forum: Thumpers 08-15-2006, 10:53 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 8,365
Posted By DirtyVFR
Mr. 17 Tooth

Let me say I've been Mr. 17 tooth since 2003. A 17 is easier on the front sproket and chain. With a 40 tooth rear it RULES for freeway! (You actually gear down for a high speed pass.)

For the...
Forum: Ride reports 08-15-2006, 10:02 PM
Replies: 59
Views: 5,985
Posted By DirtyVFR
Absolutely

I just ordered an Arai XD.
Forum: Ride reports 08-12-2006, 01:45 PM
Replies: 59
Views: 5,985
Posted By DirtyVFR
Talking Inte's "Mini Tour": Mini Review

First the Bad News:
I've missed 25 years of riding Baja because I believed everything South was Desolation, puntuated by bad water and Banditos.

The Good News:
In two days Inte was able to...
Forum: Thumpers 09-06-2005, 10:54 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 737
Posted By DirtyVFR
I had the exact same symptom under the exact same...

I had the exact same symptom under the exact same circumstances (if you mean "steep dirt switchbacks"). After several thousand miles it hasn't repeated either. I'm working under the "you temporarily...
Forum: Thumpers 03-18-2005, 08:41 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 1,639
Posted By DirtyVFR
Hi Jon, Absolutely! I'm finishing up my...

Hi Jon,

Absolutely! I'm finishing up my Nabisco gig this month; I'll put on a fresh set of MT21s and be ready to go.

Darren
Forum: Thumpers 03-17-2005, 10:26 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 1,639
Posted By DirtyVFR
The MotherShip

Here in Orange!
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Forum: Thumpers 02-28-2005, 09:16 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 2,252
Posted By DirtyVFR
Street Rider

Don,

I think you need to get an interim bike to figure out who you want to be.

"I am more interested in street/gravel/dirt/wide trails ... than technical anything. So, I don't think I need the...
Forum: Thumpers 02-22-2005, 10:33 PM
Replies: 106
Views: 9,697
Posted By DirtyVFR
Excellent post Steve, My FCR appears a...

Excellent post Steve,



My FCR appears a tight squeze and Z Racing had to make a few accomodations (pipe and otherwise) to make it fit.



In my research I found some people LOVED their...
Forum: Thumpers 02-21-2005, 02:09 PM
Replies: 106
Views: 9,697
Posted By DirtyVFR
Creeper, I can fully accept the mechanism...

Creeper,

I can fully accept the mechanism explaining CV "Bounce" could be an Old Dirt Tale. But not the symptom itself. I was told it would happen, I experienced it happening, my mechanic...
Forum: Thumpers 02-21-2005, 12:38 PM
Replies: 106
Views: 9,697
Posted By DirtyVFR
J0ney3, I think your question has been...

J0ney3,

I think your question has been answered. If you change to a pumper carb, it will fix the problem.

If you insist on keeping the CV carb, there are a bunch of twiddles to attempt. You...
Forum: Thumpers 02-18-2005, 11:38 PM
Replies: 106
Views: 9,697
Posted By DirtyVFR
FCR impression

I'm one of those guys who dropped a grand on a FCR and I'll offer my honest impression.

My 640 Adventure had the EXACT problem brought up:


I had been warned that it was symptomatic of all CV...
Forum: Thumpers 01-04-2005, 10:19 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 983
Posted By DirtyVFR
KTM reliabliity

I have a KTM 640 Adventure and have ridden a few long DS trips with Hondas, Suzukis, and KTM EXEs.

The EXEs are more race oriented and have shorter service intervals. The LC4 engine like I have...
Forum: Thumpers 12-11-2004, 10:50 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 992
Posted By DirtyVFR
I'm a huge fan of Z Racing in Anaheim. They do...

I'm a huge fan of Z Racing in Anaheim. They do all my service and performance mods.
Forum: Thumpers 12-04-2004, 12:40 PM
Replies: 97
Views: 11,087
Posted By DirtyVFR
A year later the HID is still excellent. I...

A year later the HID is still excellent. I installed a voltmeter to track down why it would not ignite occassionally. The answer was pretty simple.

If you have the brake lights or turn signals...
Forum: Thumpers 12-04-2004, 11:11 AM
Replies: 97
Views: 11,087
Posted By DirtyVFR
Last Year's Thread on HID Adventure

Last December I posted a thread on converting my 640 Adventure to HID. Pics and everything. Is it still helpful?

Xenon HID Adventure (http://www.advrider.com/forums/showthread.php?t=31435)
...
Forum: Thumpers 05-27-2004, 08:41 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 5,906
Posted By DirtyVFR
In retrospect...

I'd do it all again,
with the same organizers, riders...

And of course the same bike.
(The 640 just keeps getting better.)

I keep remembering cool images from the trip. It was just too...
Forum: Ride reports 04-22-2004, 09:38 PM
Replies: 56
Views: 10,226
Posted By DirtyVFR
Love the thread

Jon,

I was looking for "Inte's Next Adventure" and certainly found it! I'm in the process of moving (Orange CA -- not far) and look forward to riding with the three of you soon.

Darren :thumb
Forum: Ride reports 03-02-2004, 08:15 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 3,951
Posted By DirtyVFR
Good job Inte! Nothing says ADVENTURE like...

Good job Inte!

Nothing says ADVENTURE like spare tires strapped to your cans.

http://jbsmultimedia.net/gobajaridin-feb3/GOBAJARIDIN/images/113_1350.jpg
Forum: Thumpers 01-15-2004, 10:32 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 3,555
Posted By DirtyVFR
Re: Re: Splurged for the FCR 41.

The nice thing about the 17/40 gearing is that it takes the stock chain length.



Beware of seemingly inexpensive pricing for the Keihin. It's used for a lot of different applications and you...
Forum: Ride reports 01-10-2004, 07:58 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 3,170
Posted By DirtyVFR
Great Pics!

Inte,

The pics are great and really capture the pre-freezing portion of the ride. Especially the Border fence area. It's always a pleasure riding with you!

I'm off to Catalina Island for the...
Forum: Thumpers 01-08-2004, 09:37 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 3,555
Posted By DirtyVFR
Splurged for the FCR 41.

Life is too short for 90% solutions when you know you want 100%.

I was all prepped for a DelOrto at half the price. But something the mechanic said kept going through my head: "Do you want to...
Forum: Thumpers 01-02-2004, 06:23 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,355
Posted By DirtyVFR
Too Slow!

Wow,

I need to get quicker on the html or post shorter responses.:rofl Looks like a big thumbs from the crowd on the Quick Jack!
Forum: Thumpers 01-02-2004, 06:20 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,355
Posted By DirtyVFR
Trail Side Flats

Paul,

Aside from the Moose™ Foam Insert Tubes (like Ricky mentioned), there are also Moose™ Heavy Duty Tubes, which are natural rubber (like Ricky recommended) and work great. I make the...
Forum: Ride reports 12-30-2003, 08:46 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,967
Posted By DirtyVFR
Re: Re: Feedback

Rapiti,

My intent was to do Hi-Beam for the same reason. No room for two ballasts, and I thought I'd be stealthy by hiding the mod.

My limited experience with "after the mod" is that I'm really...
Forum: Ride reports 12-30-2003, 08:18 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,967
Posted By DirtyVFR
Digital Manipulation...

ALL of these images were shot digitally and manipulated in PhotoShop prior to posting. I'm a computer guy, not a film guy. The question for me is not what process was used but whether the result tell...
Forum: Ride reports 12-29-2003, 09:36 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,967
Posted By DirtyVFR
Feedback

Thanks guys for all the possitive feedback!

It's one thing to do a project, and another to document along the way. I have greatly benefitted from all the work others have done before me.



I...
Forum: Thumpers 12-29-2003, 08:11 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 6,455
Posted By DirtyVFR
Hi vs Low Beam

I posted a mini "Night Rider" report *HERE* (http://www.advrider.com/forums/showthread.php?s=&threadid=31548)

Gives an visual comparison between the stock Hi Beam and the new and improved HID Low...
Forum: Ride reports 12-29-2003, 08:06 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,967
Posted By DirtyVFR
Low vs Hi

About the only good comparison I can try to give is between my current HID "Low Beam" and the stock Halogen "Hi Beam."

My camera tries to compensate for the various outputs. It took a lot longer...
Forum: Ride reports 12-29-2003, 08:00 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,967
Posted By DirtyVFR
Night Rider

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Anticipating a trip which will require Night Riding, I upgraded my 640 Adventure's primary light to Xenon HID....
Forum: Thumpers 12-28-2003, 10:43 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 6,455
Posted By DirtyVFR
City Light

Loaded,

If you mean the smaller bulb in the high beam housing which comes on with the Low Beam, then...YES, it's still there.

But perhaps removing that seconday bulb may allow the HID to kick...
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