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Forum: Ride reports Yesterday, 07:19 PM
Replies: 59
Views: 3,014
Posted By jdrocks
welcome to the super genius.

welcome to the super genius.
Forum: Ride reports Yesterday, 07:18 PM
Replies: 59
Views: 3,014
Posted By jdrocks
hey Jack, get that 650GS done, you're going to...

hey Jack, get that 650GS done, you're going to need that big suspension.

north on the AZBDR next...
Forum: Ride reports Yesterday, 05:36 PM
Replies: 59
Views: 3,014
Posted By jdrocks
you got the right bike, but you left out a few...

you got the right bike, but you left out a few things on the road conditions.
Forum: Ride reports Yesterday, 03:43 PM
Replies: 59
Views: 3,014
Posted By jdrocks
Thanks, Shannon, that ol' DR would have been...

Thanks, Shannon, that ol' DR would have been challenged today.
Forum: Ride reports Yesterday, 03:20 PM
Replies: 59
Views: 3,014
Posted By jdrocks
Likewise, glad we could get a ride in, had a...

Likewise, glad we could get a ride in, had a blast. I'll keep you posted when I turn back southeast.

60 miles of gravel this afternoon would have been a better test for the KLR machine, way...
Forum: Ride reports Yesterday, 03:05 PM
Replies: 59
Views: 3,014
Posted By jdrocks
Over the mountain from New Mexico and into...

Over the mountain from New Mexico and into Arizona on gravel, man, that road was a mess in spots. Lost track of how many water crossings. Hot...
Forum: Ride reports 10-23-2014, 08:07 PM
Replies: 59
Views: 3,014
Posted By jdrocks
don't bother riding the border in west Texas,...

don't bother riding the border in west Texas, boring, nothing to see...

http://www.smugmug.com/photos/i-kG8DMMx/0/L/i-kG8DMMx-L.jpg...
Forum: Ride reports 10-23-2014, 06:58 PM
Replies: 59
Views: 3,014
Posted By jdrocks
had some guys wondering how you liked the DRZ...

had some guys wondering how you liked the DRZ suspension, ya should update your build thread.
Forum: Ride reports 10-23-2014, 06:55 PM
Replies: 59
Views: 3,014
Posted By jdrocks
had some folks do the ol' double take when they...

had some folks do the ol' double take when they looked at the motor in an otherwise stock appearing KLR.
Forum: Ride reports 10-23-2014, 06:50 PM
Replies: 59
Views: 3,014
Posted By jdrocks
might be... bike got lots of attention over...

might be...

bike got lots of attention over the last two days, for sure. handled 20+ miles of some nasty gravel today, water crossings, loooong baby head filled climbs. it will hunt, no doubt....
Forum: Ride reports 10-23-2014, 06:42 PM
Replies: 59
Views: 3,014
Posted By jdrocks
i use heavy duty trucker type bungies, gets rid...

i use heavy duty trucker type bungies, gets rid of most of it.
Forum: Ride reports 10-23-2014, 06:39 PM
Replies: 59
Views: 3,014
Posted By jdrocks
thanks, stay tuned. VersaHaul or similar...

thanks, stay tuned.

VersaHaul or similar will work fine if it's rated for what is loaded, but the key is how the moto is tied down. i use heavy duty ratchet binders, NOT the cam lock style tie...
Forum: Ride reports 10-23-2014, 07:31 AM
Replies: 59
Views: 3,014
Posted By jdrocks
Hey Bob, west of Big Bend.

Hey Bob, west of Big Bend.
Forum: Ride reports 10-23-2014, 07:29 AM
Replies: 59
Views: 3,014
Posted By jdrocks
VH works great for th V649.

VH works great for th V649.
Forum: Ride reports 10-22-2014, 04:14 AM
Replies: 59
Views: 3,014
Posted By jdrocks
Fritz is on board for the rock and roll start of...

Fritz is on board for the rock and roll start of my ride west, we"re headed to the border today.

Seeing the two bikes side by side is a flat out riot.
Forum: Some Assembly Required 10-21-2014, 07:10 PM
Replies: 3,032
Views: 625,487
Posted By jdrocks
found it in the ditch along a ranch road way the...

found it in the ditch along a ranch road way the heck out there, that's the story i'm stickin' with...

http://www.smugmug.com/photos/i-GvCCQxZ/0/M/i-GvCCQxZ-M.jpg...
Forum: Some Assembly Required 10-21-2014, 07:00 PM
Replies: 3,032
Views: 625,487
Posted By jdrocks
here's a teaser for the ADV dudes who know their...

here's a teaser for the ADV dudes who know their bike build threads...

http://www.smugmug.com/photos/i-9dwzVQG/0/L/i-9dwzVQG-L.jpg...
Forum: Ride reports 10-21-2014, 06:51 PM
Replies: 59
Views: 3,014
Posted By jdrocks
y'all wanted a shoot-out, here's one west Texas...

y'all wanted a shoot-out, here's one west Texas style...

http://www.smugmug.com/photos/i-9dwzVQG/0/L/i-9dwzVQG-L.jpg...
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 10-21-2014, 10:02 AM
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Posted By jdrocks
Headed for the Tex/Mex border and the river road,...

Headed for the Tex/Mex border and the river road, starting to wish I had a Glock in the tank bag.

If you think they sell beer by the can at certain gas stations up there, down here there's ten...
Forum: Ride reports 10-21-2014, 09:43 AM
Replies: 59
Views: 3,014
Posted By jdrocks
much grass, damn, I'm getting the hang of this...

much grass, damn, I'm getting the hang of this Tejas lingo already. it's easy, should be fluent by the end of the week.
Forum: Ride reports 10-21-2014, 04:22 AM
Replies: 59
Views: 3,014
Posted By jdrocks
About 1800 transit miles each way, much in the...

About 1800 transit miles each way, much in the dark, one road kill deer per mile.
Forum: Ride reports 10-20-2014, 04:36 PM
Replies: 59
Views: 3,014
Posted By jdrocks
1600 miles in a day and a half, close to dropping...

1600 miles in a day and a half, close to dropping off the truck.
Forum: Ride reports 10-20-2014, 04:34 PM
Replies: 59
Views: 3,014
Posted By jdrocks
Now you're going to claim you were there.

Now you're going to claim you were there.
Forum: Ride reports 10-20-2014, 09:02 AM
Replies: 59
Views: 3,014
Posted By jdrocks
Ninjas are nice...for parts.

Ninjas are nice...for parts.
Forum: Ride reports 10-20-2014, 09:00 AM
Replies: 59
Views: 3,014
Posted By jdrocks
Safe bet you might be watching. Careful with...

Safe bet you might be watching. Careful with those wheels since your experience has mainly been on wheels with wooden spokes...now that really is old.
Forum: Ride reports 10-20-2014, 08:54 AM
Replies: 59
Views: 3,014
Posted By jdrocks
Man, I added another little surprise, spy...

Man, I added another little surprise, spy photos...maybe.
Forum: Ride reports 10-20-2014, 08:49 AM
Replies: 59
Views: 3,014
Posted By jdrocks
Hey Denis, need a report on how your custom...

Hey Denis, need a report on how your custom Versys performed in Europe. I'll catch up with you sooner or later.
Forum: Ride reports 10-20-2014, 08:43 AM
Replies: 59
Views: 3,014
Posted By jdrocks
I've already run across some of the weird and I'm...

I've already run across some of the weird and I'm just getting started.
Forum: Ride reports 10-20-2014, 08:40 AM
Replies: 59
Views: 3,014
Posted By jdrocks
I can't find stuff in there myself half the time,...

I can't find stuff in there myself half the time, and what's with the godfather, makes me sound old. Wait a sec, I am freakin' old.
Forum: Ride reports 10-20-2014, 08:36 AM
Replies: 59
Views: 3,014
Posted By jdrocks
Low fender keeps the mud and rocks out of the...

Low fender keeps the mud and rocks out of the radiator and off the front of the motor. Engine guard and gravel guard are both Motech.

I've used a bunch of different tire combos, just depends on...
Forum: Ride reports 10-20-2014, 08:27 AM
Replies: 59
Views: 3,014
Posted By jdrocks
Glad ya made it home, just missed the big freeze.

Glad ya made it home, just missed the big freeze.
Forum: Ride reports 10-19-2014, 02:50 AM
Replies: 59
Views: 3,014
Posted By jdrocks
stay tuned...gone to Texas. a little...

stay tuned...gone to Texas.

a little surprise coming up right off the bat.
Forum: Some Assembly Required 10-18-2014, 05:57 PM
Replies: 3,032
Views: 625,487
Posted By jdrocks
Report

lucky thing i got one of them belt buckles as big as a damn hubcap...

JDROCKS RIDES WEST: ONE BIG FREAKIN’ RODEO (TX, NM, AZ, UT, CO) (http://www.advrider.com/forums/showthread.php?t=1017698)
Forum: Ride reports 10-18-2014, 05:11 PM
Replies: 59
Views: 3,014
Posted By jdrocks
SPOT Link

SPOT tracking here... (http://share.findmespot.com/shared/faces/viewspots.jsp?glId=0feZ7iqREPaYSlM8WC4XRjCA0UuHT1Dvh)

may turn on SPOT tracking for transit miles, but will be on for sure by...
Forum: Ride reports 10-18-2014, 05:04 PM
Replies: 59
Views: 3,014
Posted By jdrocks
jdrocks Rides West: One Big Freakin’ Rodeo (TX, NM, AZ, UT, CO)

JDROCKS RIDES WEST: ONE BIG FREAKIN’ RODEO (TX, NM, AZ, UT, CO)

Here we go again folks, another ride on one of them slammed together beasts, yeah, this one's got that cop motor too. Thang has...
Forum: Some Assembly Required 10-16-2014, 05:05 PM
Replies: 3,032
Views: 625,487
Posted By jdrocks
different clutch cover and top end, but the...

different clutch cover and top end, but the height doesn't look much different. plenty of room for the airbox, especially with the smaller capacity tank where the underside is quite concave compared...
Forum: Some Assembly Required 10-16-2014, 08:40 AM
Replies: 3,032
Views: 625,487
Posted By jdrocks
so the K folks have made some changes, someone...

so the K folks have made some changes, someone who finds one at the dealer should toss a tape on the swingarm to confirm the length. i have no dealers around here. looks like a factory hugger in...
Forum: Some Assembly Required 10-16-2014, 06:04 AM
Replies: 3,032
Views: 625,487
Posted By jdrocks
don't know for sure, but so far all the ER6...

don't know for sure, but so far all the ER6 variants have used the same length. overall geometry the same too, no matter the cosmetics or intended use.
Forum: Some Assembly Required 10-16-2014, 05:07 AM
Replies: 3,032
Views: 625,487
Posted By jdrocks
another spinoff from the ER6 family of motos,...

another spinoff from the ER6 family of motos, same frame with a different subframe. don't need the 18 front, but i see some other stuff.

a low seat height bike with a de-tuned cop motor, Kawasaki...
Forum: Some Assembly Required 10-15-2014, 09:57 AM
Replies: 3,032
Views: 625,487
Posted By jdrocks
don't worry about rain, it's the snow and ice you...

don't worry about rain, it's the snow and ice you should be watching for.
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