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Forum: Orange Crush 07-01-2014, 03:56 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 667
Posted By arroyoshark
Yamalube

Recently came off a 4,000 x-country ride, traversing U.S. Hwy 191. Before leaving on ride I changed the oil in my '04 950 with Yamalube semi 10w-50, because that is what I had available. The bike...
Forum: Orange Crush 08-26-2013, 08:01 AM
Replies: 55
Views: 5,435
Posted By arroyoshark
Chaparral Motor sports seems to have these tires...

Chaparral Motor sports seems to have these tires in stock at the moment for $107. I have a rear Desert on the way. It's going on an excel 3.5 rim.
Forum: Thumpers 07-16-2013, 12:08 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,578
Posted By arroyoshark
Hey Atomizer, we're practically neighbors. :lol3 ...

Hey Atomizer, we're practically neighbors. :lol3

Having ridden the western TAT by the route three times since 2007, you should be well served by those Mefos. I ran the TAT each time on a...
Forum: Equipment 05-05-2013, 12:31 AM
Replies: 268
Views: 61,716
Posted By arroyoshark
Helmet strap quick release for Bilt Explorer

There has been some comparative comments about the lack of a quick release on the Bilt Explorer, and how nice the strap quick release is on the AFX-39 dual sport helmet.

I have the AFX39...
Forum: Orange Crush 11-23-2012, 09:48 AM
Replies: 78
Views: 8,675
Posted By arroyoshark
A little late to the dance, however, Antero is a...

A little late to the dance, however, Antero is a local riding buddy. I believe he went with the Rotella T6 oil. I will add my choice to the list here.

I have been using Yamalube Semi...
Forum: Ride reports 11-17-2012, 04:29 PM
Replies: 63
Views: 19,839
Posted By arroyoshark
Great ride !! Good report too, w forthright...

Great ride !! Good report too, w forthright comments about your experiences. All who have ridden the western TAT relate to it in their own way, often in the context of what kind of country they...
Forum: Vendors 08-15-2011, 02:19 PM
Replies: 778
Views: 175,058
Posted By arroyoshark
Well, Brian, I went ahead, took that chance,...

Well, Brian, I went ahead, took that chance, ordered a medium FX39.

I received my helmet about a week after placing the order. I ordered the pearl white version, which is different for me...
Forum: Vendors 08-06-2011, 04:33 PM
Replies: 778
Views: 175,058
Posted By arroyoshark
Order for AFX 39 placed w Atomic Moto. Thanks...

Order for AFX 39 placed w Atomic Moto. Thanks for the great customer service.
Forum: Vendors 08-06-2011, 01:40 PM
Replies: 778
Views: 175,058
Posted By arroyoshark
Wow, thanks for your expedient response. I am...

Wow, thanks for your expedient response. I am becoming inclined to give the medium AFX a try based upon this and previous comments you have made.
Forum: Vendors 08-06-2011, 10:30 AM
Replies: 778
Views: 175,058
Posted By arroyoshark
Guys, thanks for the responses. I waded through...

Guys, thanks for the responses. I waded through this long thread and missed the comment about the 1-yr warranty. I was not thinking of frivolous crash protection claims. I was more concerned w...
Forum: Vendors 08-05-2011, 09:31 PM
Replies: 778
Views: 175,058
Posted By arroyoshark
I am intrigued by the apparent quality of the AFX...

I am intrigued by the apparent quality of the AFX and Fly dualsport helmets. After trying on both, it appears that the Fly Trekker may be a better fit on my head. There was an unanswered...
Forum: Ride reports 01-22-2011, 04:25 PM
Replies: 841
Views: 459,034
Posted By arroyoshark
Nice write up Mr. DP. It brings up memories of...

Nice write up Mr. DP. It brings up memories of rides past. If I had not experienced unanticipated delays in moving my daughter to Portland, mebbee I could have intercepted ya along the way. ...
Forum: Ride reports 11-06-2010, 10:26 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 10,968
Posted By arroyoshark
Excellent adventure !!! You have a "brother...

Excellent adventure !!!

You have a "brother in arms" so to speak. Check this 1970's adventure out as well and you will see:

http://mopedtrip.com/


This story served as a guide for a...
Forum: Parallel Universe 10-06-2010, 10:55 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 2,928
Posted By arroyoshark
How do ya live with yourself ?? LOL My...

How do ya live with yourself ?? LOL

My schedule precluded sneeking up on ya, but would have enjoyed the meet-up.

Sounds like it was a great ride.
Forum: Americas 07-24-2010, 12:35 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,281
Posted By arroyoshark
Clayton Lake State Park....

Clayton Lake State Park....
Forum: Americas 06-29-2010, 11:06 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 2,044
Posted By arroyoshark
It's a nice ride from Williams Lake. You will...

It's a nice ride from Williams Lake. You will ride through Tweedsmuire Nat. Park. Saw a grizzly on road there. I rode out to Bella Coola and back in 2002.

There is a good KOA campground at...
Forum: GPS 101 - Which GPS For Me 06-10-2010, 06:30 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,157
Posted By arroyoshark
I've ridden the western TAT a couple of times...

I've ridden the western TAT a couple of times using a garmin model 60 csx for navigation. I would say that City Nav is essential to running the western TAT. There are some areas not covered in...
Forum: Thumpers 11-13-2009, 07:58 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 2,554
Posted By arroyoshark
Been looking at those, as I order fair amount of...

Been looking at those, as I order fair amount of gear from this place. Are there any mounting issues to clear the master brake cylinder ? I would need to order the Fat bar mounting kit, which...
Forum: Thumpers 11-13-2009, 03:01 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 2,554
Posted By arroyoshark
Handguards - DRZ 400

I had been using the Suzuki plastic handguards (flag type) on my '05 DRZ-S, that is until I went over recently and broke the right one off. I realize these were not structurally protective.

I...
Forum: Thumpers 11-10-2009, 09:55 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 8,003
Posted By arroyoshark
Been riding a DRZ-S since 2004. Ridden the...

Been riding a DRZ-S since 2004. Ridden the western TAT with it, both with tail pack and with small saddlebags. Dunlop 606 rear and either Pirelli M-21 or Kenda enduro tire up front. I keep my...
Forum: Americas 09-10-2009, 08:42 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,704
Posted By arroyoshark
Cheap place to stay in Moab.........stay in Green...

Cheap place to stay in Moab.........stay in Green River or Monticello :lol3
Forum: Orange Crush 09-08-2009, 09:12 PM
Replies: 73
Views: 6,471
Posted By arroyoshark
Is anyone running the Metzler Karoo II tires. I...

Is anyone running the Metzler Karoo II tires. I recently had 3.5" rim laced up for rear and was considering this tire in 140/80x18. It seems dramatically redesigned from the earlier Karoo.

...
Forum: The Rockies – It's all downhill from here... 09-07-2009, 12:12 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,657
Posted By arroyoshark
That looks like immense fun........I think

That looks like immense fun........I think
Forum: GPS 101 - Which GPS For Me 09-02-2009, 12:16 PM
Replies: 2,933
Views: 395,109
Posted By arroyoshark
Well, I am not in any position to set budget...

Well, I am not in any position to set budget aside, so value is always a factor for me. The 640 certainly represents Garmin's latest technology and approach to gps receivers. The 478 is a great...
Forum: GPS 101 - Which GPS For Me 09-02-2009, 12:05 PM
Replies: 2,933
Views: 395,109
Posted By arroyoshark
After reviewing the specs again at the Garmin...

After reviewing the specs again at the Garmin website, I believe Howard to be correct in his comments. The 640 must just record a single active track in automotive mode (as opposed to marine...
Forum: GPS 101 - Which GPS For Me 09-01-2009, 03:31 PM
Replies: 2,933
Views: 395,109
Posted By arroyoshark
I recently went through some similar...

I recently went through some similar considerations. In my opinion, the 478 is a superior mapping gps because of the ability to record and save track logs. Tracks are the "breadcrumb trail" the...
Forum: Layin' down tracks 08-26-2009, 09:34 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,963
Posted By arroyoshark
Whoops.....the trip & waypoint manager disc was...

Whoops.....the trip & waypoint manager disc was included in box. I failed to see it at earlier. It is not of too much use tho. To create routes, waypoints and track files, you'd need something...
Forum: Layin' down tracks 08-26-2009, 02:55 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,963
Posted By arroyoshark
The garmin 478 I got has City Nav 2009 installed....

The garmin 478 I got has City Nav 2009 installed. I have not had time to go register it to see if upgrade available. It does have same as new garmin warranty. It looks unused to me, so either...
Forum: Layin' down tracks 08-26-2009, 10:54 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,963
Posted By arroyoshark
Just got my 478 delivered from getfeetwet.com. ...

Just got my 478 delivered from getfeetwet.com. Everything seems to work on it, comes with all accessories, etc. Have not registered it yet, so don't know about any software update, but I am not...
Forum: Layin' down tracks 08-24-2009, 03:52 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,963
Posted By arroyoshark
I've bought refurm electronics and my experience...

I've bought refurm electronics and my experience has been positive.

I am awaiting delivery of refurb garmin 478 from getfeetwet.com. They do make some reference on their website about their...
Forum: Orange Crush 08-18-2009, 02:27 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,202
Posted By arroyoshark
I've adjusted some valves on my '04 950, by...

I've adjusted some valves on my '04 950, by stoning tbem down to needed sizes, when in late 2003 it wasnearly impossible to obtain shims. Have not experienced any problems with these adjustments. ...
Forum: Americas 08-08-2009, 08:56 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 431
Posted By arroyoshark
I just finished riding the western TAT from NM to...

I just finished riding the western TAT from NM to Oregon a week ago. After reaching the coast, I had some business to take care of in Portland, so I headed north. Lots of bike shops up there too,...
Forum: Layin' down tracks 08-03-2009, 04:27 PM
Replies: 949
Views: 254,422
Posted By arroyoshark
Where do you find the coupon? I went to...

Where do you find the coupon?

I went to site and there is box for promotional code, but I couldn't find one anywhere.

Thanks !
Forum: Orange Crush 07-01-2009, 08:11 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 9,180
Posted By arroyoshark
Shinko acquired the molds for these and several...

Shinko acquired the molds for these and several other tires from the original manufacturer, Yokohama Tires.
Forum: Thumpers 06-14-2009, 07:55 PM
Replies: 7,895
Views: 2,124,418
Posted By arroyoshark
I don't know if this one has been brought up yet...

I don't know if this one has been brought up yet in this thread.....and its a bit long to go back and do exhausting search, tho the name did not come up in a thread search.


In 1978 a young...
Forum: Layin' down tracks 06-09-2009, 07:49 PM
Replies: 197
Views: 36,321
Posted By arroyoshark
NOTE: There is something funny about some of...

NOTE:
There is something funny about some of these files, after looking at several. I don't know if the dude rode the TAT or not. If he did.....I'd sure like to know how he got around the...
Forum: Americas 06-08-2009, 10:34 PM
Replies: 192
Views: 23,395
Posted By arroyoshark
Nicely set up DRZ ! My $.02 is that...

Nicely set up DRZ !

My $.02 is that since you have dropped some bux to make the bike TAT worthy, you should also change out the stock steel handlebars (I didn't read through whole thread, so...
Forum: Americas 05-27-2009, 08:28 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 2,432
Posted By arroyoshark
Excellent choice ! Easy maintenance too.

Excellent choice ! Easy maintenance too.
Forum: Americas 05-27-2009, 08:25 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 6,580
Posted By arroyoshark
:thumb Yep, foolproof way to secure the tube...

:thumb Yep, foolproof way to secure the tube bag. I drill right through the metal clip and fender edge with small bit, then use small zip tie to secure. Has survived two TAT rides plus Big...
Forum: Americas 05-23-2009, 01:12 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 2,432
Posted By arroyoshark
Seems like several people have ridden larger,...

Seems like several people have ridden larger, more highway capable bikes on the eastern TAT with considerable success. Riders also have done it well on smaller, 400 cc type bikes. Water...
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