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Forum: Road warriors 07-16-2014, 09:15 PM
Replies: 116
Views: 7,534
Posted By Outwardbound
The ST1300 heat management issue is well...

The ST1300 heat management issue is well discussed in the ST Owners forum. I solved mine by two simple fixes:
1) a small rubber seal around the seat-tank interface, and
2) Removing the left inner...
Forum: Thumpers 07-13-2014, 07:17 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,460
Posted By Outwardbound
Great light weight adventure bike ! A few things...

Great light weight adventure bike ! A few things you'll want to consider

Skid plate. Be advised that unless you line it w rubber (or bed liner spray) it will reflect an alarming amount of...
Forum: Road warriors 06-18-2014, 11:01 AM
Replies: 62
Views: 3,456
Posted By Outwardbound
Mine was the same way about 4 years ago. Outgrew...

Mine was the same way about 4 years ago. Outgrew her starter bike, and her needs became more focused. She bought a used Honda Silverwing; 600cc's, two cylinders, engine attached to the frame, not the...
Forum: Thumpers 06-11-2014, 08:30 PM
Replies: 7,788
Views: 2,072,734
Posted By Outwardbound
Coop's still here ! Now riding a wr250r, but...

Coop's still here !
Now riding a wr250r, but still a minimalist. In fact, planning a Heart of the West trip w Blimpman after I retire. I'd try to be in for a SE Mich DS ride, but it would be a...
Forum: Central From Da Nort Woods to the Plane States 04-02-2014, 07:40 PM
Replies: 10,788
Views: 821,869
Posted By Outwardbound
Does anyone know of a "Trans Michigan Trail" type...

Does anyone know of a "Trans Michigan Trail" type network ? I'm not looking for gnarly singletrack, but rather dirt/gravel roads. I guess I'm too lazy to go through all 600 posts to which the...
Forum: Racing 03-16-2014, 08:36 PM
Replies: 1,551
Views: 100,584
Posted By Outwardbound
They'll never do that.....then it would be like...

They'll never do that.....then it would be like Indycar.....
Forum: Road warriors 03-13-2014, 01:51 PM
Replies: 73
Views: 4,927
Posted By Outwardbound
For most of us the heat problem (yes it is a real...

For most of us the heat problem (yes it is a real issue) is resolved via a number of methods. On the ST Owners forum look up "heat" in the ST1300 Tech sub-forum.

Here's what I did
...
Forum: Thumpers 02-28-2014, 09:05 PM
Replies: 147
Views: 6,820
Posted By Outwardbound
Yeah...but which oil should you use in it....... ...

Yeah...but which oil should you use in it.......

:hide
Forum: Trip Planning 02-23-2014, 08:23 PM
Replies: 131
Views: 32,533
Posted By Outwardbound
We were single tracking in South East Ohio with...

We were single tracking in South East Ohio with about 5 other riders. Though I didn't know it at the time, this is Sasquatch country: dozens of sightings have been reported in that exact area.

We...
Forum: Ride reports 02-01-2014, 09:05 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 4,555
Posted By Outwardbound
Bravo ! What editing software did you use ? ...

Bravo !
What editing software did you use ?
I'm impressed !
Forum: Thumpers 01-30-2014, 08:31 PM
Replies: 195
Views: 36,638
Posted By Outwardbound
WR250 Adv : ...

WR250 Adv :

http://i57.photobucket.com/albums/g221/Jdcooperclan/050.jpg (http://s57.photobucket.com/user/Jdcooperclan/media/050.jpg.html)
Tank, seat, Wolfman bag racks
Set up for long haulin'.
Forum: GS Boxers 01-22-2014, 03:49 AM
Replies: 119
Views: 12,946
Posted By Outwardbound
OK Osmand-istas: a question... As the Wx has...

OK Osmand-istas: a question...

As the Wx has been so cold I've been using Osmand tracks in my car for practice (tracks made up on Mapsource, saved as gpx, then loaded into Osmand).

The...
Forum: Racing 01-08-2014, 07:23 AM
Replies: 12,229
Views: 795,582
Posted By Outwardbound
Not if he's French

Not if he's French
Forum: Equipment 01-06-2014, 06:10 AM
Replies: 96
Views: 5,289
Posted By Outwardbound
I've had two comfortable Corbins (VX800 and...

I've had two comfortable Corbins (VX800 and ST1300) and one torture chamber (KLR flat).

I recommend you try one for at least an hour or two before you commit. They're too big of an expenditure...
Forum: Some Assembly Required 01-01-2014, 08:16 PM
Replies: 81
Views: 20,023
Posted By Outwardbound
Hondo Do you think the KLX's subframe would...

Hondo

Do you think the KLX's subframe would support a set of wolfman racks and maybe 30 (total) pounds of gear ?

Thinking of building one for Heart of The West ride next year.

You still on...
Forum: Some Assembly Required 01-01-2014, 08:06 PM
Replies: 93
Views: 19,213
Posted By Outwardbound
Where ?

Where ?
Forum: GS Boxers 12-25-2013, 03:33 PM
Replies: 119
Views: 12,946
Posted By Outwardbound
You da man !

You da man !
Forum: GS Boxers 12-25-2013, 02:16 PM
Replies: 119
Views: 12,946
Posted By Outwardbound
Alright..... So I've loaded OSMAND+ into my...

Alright.....
So I've loaded OSMAND+ into my Nexus. Works like a champ.
I take a route I created in Mapsource and save it as a .gpx file, then email it to myself as an attachment.

How do I open...
Forum: GS Boxers 12-23-2013, 09:55 AM
Replies: 119
Views: 12,946
Posted By Outwardbound
Hard wired or internal battery ? I'm...

Hard wired or internal battery ?

I'm thinking of attaching mine to the top of a tankbag, giving it some degree of vibration isolation and the ability to transfer between several bikes.
Forum: GS Boxers 12-23-2013, 09:54 AM
Replies: 119
Views: 12,946
Posted By Outwardbound
subscribed !

subscribed !
Forum: Thumpers 12-13-2013, 05:20 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 4,476
Posted By Outwardbound
Kawasaki is fond of 'parts bin' bikes. I CAN'T...

Kawasaki is fond of 'parts bin' bikes. I CAN'T understand why they don't simply splice the Versys motor into the KLR frame. So many people have done it: it's not rocket science. The engine is...
Forum: Layin' down tracks 12-12-2013, 06:29 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 2,687
Posted By Outwardbound
Have you tried Easy Map for Bikers ? It can be...

Have you tried Easy Map for Bikers ?
It can be seen here:
https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=appinventor.ai_den12x4.EMFB&hl=en

Navigon has the advantage of loading all maps into...
Forum: Thumpers 12-10-2013, 09:05 PM
Replies: 1,779
Views: 210,764
Posted By Outwardbound
Ok....I looked it up. The cam was about $160 and...

Ok....I looked it up. The cam was about $160 and the rocker arm about $60.
You'll need a 12016 plus the cam itself.
Look here: ...
Forum: Thumpers 12-10-2013, 06:03 PM
Replies: 1,779
Views: 210,764
Posted By Outwardbound
I really can't remember; it was a couple years...

I really can't remember; it was a couple years ago. I think the cam and follower were a couple hundred bucks. Pretty easy to install as well. Well worth the money and effort though......it fixed the...
Forum: Layin' down tracks 12-05-2013, 04:08 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 2,687
Posted By Outwardbound
Excellent ! Thanks !

Excellent ! Thanks !
Forum: Thumpers 12-05-2013, 03:36 AM
Replies: 1,779
Views: 210,764
Posted By Outwardbound
Not to reignite the old "oil" fire, I would add...

Not to reignite the old "oil" fire, I would add this:

The wee-klr engine was designed around an oil specification which has changed in the past 20-some years. After a while, even with proper oil...
Forum: Layin' down tracks 12-04-2013, 03:24 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 2,687
Posted By Outwardbound
A nexus 7 gps setup will be my post-Christmas...

A nexus 7 gps setup will be my post-Christmas project. Power, protection, and software are the challenges. The 2 amp charger is the first bit of my learning curve, and the case which Brokein2 built...
Forum: Equipment 10-31-2013, 08:07 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,150
Posted By Outwardbound
Road Runner: Best touring stuff. Excellent mag !...

Road Runner: Best touring stuff. Excellent mag !
AdvMoto: Best adventure riding coverage. Worth every nickle
MCN: Best for non-biased reviews of stuff.
Forum: Vendors 10-25-2013, 09:31 AM
Replies: 148
Views: 16,162
Posted By Outwardbound
Dennis Do you still recommend the Nexus 7...

Dennis

Do you still recommend the Nexus 7 (32gb) tablet for best compatibility ? The wife has ordered me to put a Christmas list together, and a tablet will be numero uno.
Forum: Equipment 09-05-2013, 08:26 AM
Replies: 44
Views: 3,561
Posted By Outwardbound
2QZQ ?? I never even knew they existed until...

2QZQ ?? I never even knew they existed until your post. Now by their website I can see that I can have a zipper retrofitted into my classic bottom entry setup. I'm gonna do it !

This site is...
Forum: Equipment 09-03-2013, 06:38 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 3,561
Posted By Outwardbound
A couple months ago I bought a Asym classic. It...

A couple months ago I bought a Asym classic. It has an entry slit in the middle of the hammock which you crawl thru to enter. The tension on the material from your weight snaps it shut. That part...
Forum: Thumpers 09-02-2013, 04:53 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 2,195
Posted By Outwardbound
I use mine for camping. Wolfman bags and a...

I use mine for camping. Wolfman bags and a Twisted Throttle drybag carry everything I need without a problem. Needs a rear rack, but they're not expensive. I put a skidplate on, but it reflected SO...
Forum: Battle scooters 08-26-2013, 05:49 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 648
Posted By Outwardbound
It doesn't. Just checked the wife's.

It doesn't. Just checked the wife's.
Forum: Battle scooters 08-23-2013, 08:45 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 648
Posted By Outwardbound
Reflex front suspension modification

My wife is on the verge of buying a Reflex 250. It seems from the sag in the front suspension that it was designed around a 100 pound Japanese rider. Either spring spacers or probably respringing...
Forum: Road warriors 07-25-2013, 09:03 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,457
Posted By Outwardbound
Owned one for about 6 years. Reasonably good...

Owned one for about 6 years. Reasonably good bikes; shaft drive was nice. Some things to bear in mind

-Wonky electrical system. Mine never failed, but many on the VX800 forum did.

-Corrosion in...
Forum: Equipment 07-25-2013, 08:48 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 803
Posted By Outwardbound
Wicked No...that would be "shameless BUTT plug"

No...that would be "shameless BUTT plug"
Forum: GPS 101 - Which GPS For Me 06-25-2013, 11:49 AM
Replies: 186
Views: 26,163
Posted By Outwardbound
Problem is (as I understand it) that phone based...

Problem is (as I understand it) that phone based GPS'es usually don't have the maps in their memory. A 3G/4G connection is necessary to access maps beyond a small area. Germin's (for the most part)...
Forum: Thumpers 06-19-2013, 08:37 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 551
Posted By Outwardbound
Mine seemed down on power much like yours. I...

Mine seemed down on power much like yours. I found a small tear in the carb diaphragm. If you find this to be the case, buy a replacement from Harley rather than KAW. The HD piece was 1/3 the KAW...
Forum: Racing 06-19-2013, 08:30 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 3,044
Posted By Outwardbound
I wonder if NB has a follow-on in mind ? It...

I wonder if NB has a follow-on in mind ? It would be a shame to lose the traction generated by this mini-series.
The group who produced Road Less Traveled (about the TAT) has had little luck...
Forum: Thumpers 06-11-2013, 04:22 AM
Replies: 50
Views: 6,560
Posted By Outwardbound
Having owned/ridden all 3, IMHO the Ogre is 100%...

Having owned/ridden all 3, IMHO the Ogre is 100% correct.
Make no mistake:
- The KLR is a slow antiquated bike
- The Wee is a big bike for a 650
- The V is in between: lighter feeling...
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