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Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 01-29-2015, 09:50 AM
Replies: 660
Views: 36,585
Posted By srileo
All, :cryVery disappointed, but at the last...

All,
:cryVery disappointed, but at the last minute, I have to cancel out for the ride. I did not have a camping site booked, but FZcruzer had a site booked starting today that he was going to give...
Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 01-18-2015, 11:00 AM
Replies: 660
Views: 36,585
Posted By srileo
PM sent!

PM sent!
Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 01-18-2015, 01:24 AM
Replies: 660
Views: 36,585
Posted By srileo
RAZR, thanks for the suggestion, but i dont see...

RAZR,
thanks for the suggestion, but i dont see a way to book Texas Springs campground. Is it reservable at all?
I suppose we could just take our chances. My only worry is that we will be pulling...
Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 01-17-2015, 10:13 AM
Replies: 660
Views: 36,585
Posted By srileo
Furnace Creek booked out?

All,
so i am super interested in coming with a couple of buddies. I have a WR250R that i am itching to put through the paces.
However, it looks like the whole campground is booked out. Nowhere to...
Forum: Thumpers 10-28-2014, 09:45 PM
Replies: 48,659
Views: 10,062,387
Posted By srileo
Try to avoid the local hardware route. Procycle...

Try to avoid the local hardware route. Procycle has these rear rotor bolts for $11 or something. They come with the loctite on them and are grade 11 or something really good.
Forum: Thumpers 10-27-2014, 08:35 PM
Replies: 48,659
Views: 10,062,387
Posted By srileo
Zekester, thanks for the insights. The Wee is...

Zekester,
thanks for the insights. The Wee is fantastic bike in general, but for San Francisco style lane splitting, it is just a bit overkill. Awesome bike. I got mine all the way upto 75k miles...
Forum: Thumpers 10-27-2014, 06:25 PM
Replies: 48,659
Views: 10,062,387
Posted By srileo
A couple of quibbles with my WR

All,
I have had my WR for a few months now and am using it mostly for commuting. Not liking it very much am afraid :-(

1. The shifting is really notchy. Simply not as smooth as my W650 or Wee or...
Forum: Thumpers 09-04-2014, 08:22 PM
Replies: 48,659
Views: 10,062,387
Posted By srileo
Awesome info! I just ordered it. Thanks a lot...

Awesome info! I just ordered it. Thanks a lot guys!
Forum: Thumpers 09-02-2014, 10:47 PM
Replies: 48,659
Views: 10,062,387
Posted By srileo
Rubberband, thanks a lot for the advise. I'll...

Rubberband,
thanks a lot for the advise. I'll take the sprocket to the hardware store and see whats best. I dont see specific bolts sold with the sprockets themselves. The bolts i had on there were...
Forum: Thumpers 09-02-2014, 10:17 PM
Replies: 48,659
Views: 10,062,387
Posted By srileo
ER70S, Yessir, you are right. The gouge is not...

ER70S,
Yessir, you are right. The gouge is not 20mm deep. I dont know what i was typing. It is more like 2-3mm deep. I suppose that is not deep enough to cause long term structural failure.. The...
Forum: Thumpers 09-01-2014, 09:49 PM
Replies: 48,659
Views: 10,062,387
Posted By srileo
Wow that is awesome then! I was afraid i'd have...

Wow that is awesome then! I was afraid i'd have to replace the hub. Well then i just need to replace bolts and blue loctite the hell out of them then!

What do you think of the swingarm gouge?...
Forum: Thumpers 09-01-2014, 07:55 PM
Replies: 48,659
Views: 10,062,387
Posted By srileo
Sewerat, Are you sure the hub is not threaded?...

Sewerat,
Are you sure the hub is not threaded? In my photos you can clearly see that some of the threading has stripped off. I dont think it is from the bolt. I believe it is the hub...
Forum: Thumpers 08-31-2014, 11:18 PM
Replies: 48,659
Views: 10,062,387
Posted By srileo
New to me WR! and doing a damage check

All,
after years of coveting a WR, i finally bought a nice one a few months back. I previously owned a DR650 and loved it for everything except the weight of it.
The WR is small, light, and fiesty...
Forum: Asia 11-24-2013, 10:37 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,400
Posted By srileo
Pete That's an excellent choice for a bike. I...

Pete
That's an excellent choice for a bike. I have always admitted the tough simplicity of them. Never owned one but I think they make perfect sense. Looking forward to your adventure.
Forum: Thumpers 11-16-2012, 01:00 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 3,138
Posted By srileo
i have the ATV tank bags on the IMS on my DR. The...

i have the ATV tank bags on the IMS on my DR. The tank panniers hit my knees too and the velcro patches did not help coz they just came off in the first rain. so the simple solutioin has been to run...
Forum: Americas 11-03-2012, 01:55 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,287
Posted By srileo
Plenty of people have sold motorcycles to locals...

Plenty of people have sold motorcycles to locals all over SA. The understanding is that it is entirely up to the buyer to sort it out with local authorities. I've had atleast 2-3 friends do it. ...
Forum: Americas 10-21-2012, 06:46 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,287
Posted By srileo
FlowBee, i dont know the exact answer to your...

FlowBee,
i dont know the exact answer to your question, but i know it has been done before. Shipping back from BA should be cheaper than shipping in. Here is a fairly detailed thread about the...
Forum: Americas 10-17-2012, 08:36 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,287
Posted By srileo
Air freighting to Argentina, the definitive guide

Air freighting to BsAs

So you want to ship your bike by air to BsAs and you dont know where to begin? Read on for a fairly comprehensive addition to the existing knowledge. I am adding to the...
Forum: Ride reports 08-17-2012, 10:39 AM
Replies: 378
Views: 103,596
Posted By srileo
Jill and Mike, thanks for a fantastically...

Jill and Mike,
thanks for a fantastically informative RR. yours is a rare journey through Venezuela, Guyana and Suriname and Brazil. I almost wish you had taken the boat out of Manaus along the...
Forum: Equipment 07-07-2012, 12:53 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 2,983
Posted By srileo
No one? :huh

No one? :huh
Forum: Equipment 07-06-2012, 02:12 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 2,983
Posted By srileo
How would you set up my DR650s luggage system?

All,
am taking off in a couple months for a leisurely ride around S.America on my trusty DR650. Just getting started on kitting up the DR. It has already been on the CDR last year and came...
Forum: Equipment 07-05-2012, 11:07 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 8,479
Posted By srileo
great comparision! thanks for taking the trouble....

great comparision! thanks for taking the trouble. Looking forward to hearing your verdict from the jungles.
Hope NR can simply put metal buckles all around and call it a day.
Forum: Thumpers 10-04-2011, 11:00 AM
Replies: 4,897
Views: 1,286,081
Posted By srileo
The country cousin to the TW200... for africa overlanding...

All,
sometime yesterday, it occured to me that i could travel across south and east africa on a local bike that i purchased new in say Johannesburg and sold back at the end of my ride...

So,...
Forum: Africa & Mid East 10-04-2011, 10:06 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 3,916
Posted By srileo
Actually, after a few hours of research, i am...

Actually,
after a few hours of research, i am now thinking of a yamaha AGbike. Like one of these two.
http://www.jhbyamaha.co.za/view_category.aspx?ID=104
...
Forum: Africa & Mid East 10-03-2011, 09:11 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 3,916
Posted By srileo
buying a local bike and weather

Salcar,
am glad you are planning this ride as well. I too am thinking of a south-north route roughly along the same lines as you, but with a bit more running around SA, botswana, lesotho etc. I...
Forum: Europe 10-03-2011, 08:28 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 7,015
Posted By srileo
Its great to see activity on this thread after...

Its great to see activity on this thread after over a year. i put off my plans until jan 2013 school year. i am highly encouraged by any possibilities that students and or tourists have it easier. i...
Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 09-23-2011, 03:46 PM
Replies: 236
Views: 17,078
Posted By srileo
Damn, just discovered this. My wife and I will...

Damn, just discovered this. My wife and I will divert our destination for the weekend and join you guys for the friday night party + camping. We'll leave saturday night before the party begins...
Forum: Road warriors 09-17-2011, 08:57 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 3,635
Posted By srileo
I have heard that certain model years of the GSXR...

I have heard that certain model years of the GSXR fuel pumps work for the DL. I woudl venture it is the same for the SV
Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 09-13-2011, 11:52 AM
Replies: 0
Views: 381
Posted By srileo
vStrom owners in SF know how to check and replace TPS?

Hi all,
I own a Wee and need to replace the Throttle position sensor on it and do a throttle body sync and replace clutch cable while i am at it. The shops want anywhere between $200-300 to do the...
Forum: Equipment 09-07-2011, 10:06 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,147
Posted By srileo
Thanks, I'll check it out. I have no knowledge of...

Thanks, I'll check it out. I have no knowledge of sewing, let alone seam sealing, but i have this in the neighborhood:
techshop.ws ;-)
Forum: Equipment 09-06-2011, 11:26 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,147
Posted By srileo
Trucker tarp material: where do i get some?

All,
i have been thinking of stitching up my own Giant Loop style bags. I have access to industrial sewing machine. Any idea what spec material goes into the trucker tarp type material that Giant...
Forum: Vendors 09-05-2011, 02:18 PM
Replies: 110
Views: 14,198
Posted By srileo
I really wish i didnt have to lose my only...

I really wish i didnt have to lose my only favorite magazine. After ORJ, i havent even bothered glancing at the usual motorcycle rags. I now realise how much of sponsored crap there is out there...
Forum: Americas 08-31-2011, 09:36 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,196
Posted By srileo
A half day is good enough for the biking. However...

A half day is good enough for the biking. However u might want to climb the volcano. That will be a long day. Worth it.
Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 08-31-2011, 02:27 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 8,879
Posted By srileo
+1 but i want the Scrammie myself. I have a...

+1
but i want the Scrammie myself. I have a Wee.
Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 08-24-2011, 11:06 AM
Replies: 2,261
Views: 451,971
Posted By srileo
Can i mix a Shinko bias ply front and Tourance...

Can i mix a Shinko bias ply front and Tourance radial rear on a DR? Will that be a bad idea?
Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 08-21-2011, 10:15 PM
Replies: 2,261
Views: 451,971
Posted By srileo
The essential dillemma

I guess my essential dillemma is how the 705s compare to Tourances that i have had great luck with. I have gotten as much as 15k miles out of a rear Tourance on my loaded down vStrom on a single ride...
Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 08-21-2011, 09:56 PM
Replies: 2,261
Views: 451,971
Posted By srileo
Wholeheartedly agree with you on not lugging...

Wholeheartedly agree with you on not lugging around a tire for 5k miles. Its just :huh.
You are right, i do need to research having a tire sent to me. I just worry about the cost of mailing the...
Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 08-21-2011, 09:53 PM
Replies: 2,261
Views: 451,971
Posted By srileo
Sagedrifter, thanks for the DR perspective! It...

Sagedrifter,
thanks for the DR perspective! It sounds like the kind of usage i hope to see. 50-50 dirt and pavement. I am about 190lb with all gear and about 80lb soft luggage baggage. The thing...
Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 08-21-2011, 09:41 PM
Replies: 2,261
Views: 451,971
Posted By srileo
Ah, i left out vital information. I weigh 185...

Ah, i left out vital information.
I weigh 185 geared up and will be lugging about 80lbs in gear. Soft luggage all the way.
I want to get into the dirt as much as possible in Peru, Bolivia and...
Forum: GPS Tracks - Rockies 08-21-2011, 07:01 PM
Replies: 99
Views: 28,827
Posted By srileo
Another shout out to Cannonshot for his fantastic...

Another shout out to Cannonshot for his fantastic tracks that he shared. I initially thought i'd get by with just the bicycle maps and proceeded to do so. Within a few hours it was painfully apparent...
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