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Forum: Orange Crush 07-16-2014, 05:31 PM
Replies: 80
Views: 12,189
Posted By 2on2off
You might be right but I thought the KTM dual...

You might be right but I thought the KTM dual sports were the wrong bike for me until KTM came out with the 500EXC. Bought one and found out it is a great bike. Actually helped me ride better,...
Forum: Orange Crush 07-08-2014, 05:58 PM
Replies: 80
Views: 12,189
Posted By 2on2off
2015 1190 Adventure Heat Issues?

Has anyone heard if KTM has made any changes to the 2015 1190 Adventure models to cure the heat issues?

I might consider a 2015 if they have fixed the heat coming from under the seat and have...
Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 07-08-2014, 10:51 AM
Replies: 14,632
Views: 1,126,060
Posted By 2on2off
Rode to Dinkey but it was too early for lunch,...

Rode to Dinkey but it was too early for lunch, they start at 11:00 a.m., so we rode past Bald Mtn to the turn off for Swamp Lake and decided we would rather just relax at Huntington Lake and have...
Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 07-08-2014, 10:46 AM
Replies: 14,632
Views: 1,126,060
Posted By 2on2off
Ya.......we were there......

We have one of the truly great riding areas on the east side of the central San Joaquin Valley of Central California. Tons of possible loops for dual sporting only minutes from our backyards.

I...
Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 07-04-2014, 11:02 PM
Replies: 14,632
Views: 1,126,060
Posted By 2on2off
170 mile loop tomorrow morning

Two of us are taking our DR650's for a day ride leaving from the Velaro gas station in Reedley at 6:00 a.m. tomorrow morning for a 170 mile loop to Bald mtn. Probably will ride through Bald Mtn long...
Forum: Ride reports 06-23-2014, 06:10 PM
Replies: 87
Views: 8,639
Posted By 2on2off
Bear Spray

A friend of mine rode his KLR650 from Central California to Prudhoe Bay a few years ago and had to surrender his bear spray at the Canadian Border. At least, that is what he told me.
Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 05-29-2014, 03:10 PM
Replies: 14,632
Views: 1,126,060
Posted By 2on2off
Verplank shows up on Garmin Mapsource

My current Garmin Mapsource software that came with my Zumo shows the Verplank Trail all the way to the Kings River. But the software does not distinguish between motorized trails and hiking trails....
Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 05-18-2014, 12:40 PM
Replies: 14,632
Views: 1,126,060
Posted By 2on2off
Million Dollar is a private road

Million Dollar Road is a private road with locked gates at both ends. There are signs saying "vehicles in this area subject to search and seizure". It is a very bad idea to go in there without...
Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 05-02-2014, 12:29 PM
Replies: 14,632
Views: 1,126,060
Posted By 2on2off
Rode the first of the season "After Work" ride...

Rode the first of the season "After Work" ride yesterday evening with two friends to Big Creek Rd and Soaproot Saddle Rd and then to Prather for some Pizza. Good 115 mile loop.
...
Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 04-30-2014, 11:04 AM
Replies: 4,049
Views: 221,069
Posted By 2on2off
This is what it was like before the recent storm....

This is what it was like before the recent storm.
http://img.tapatalk.com/d/14/05/01/3e2a9yzu.jpg
Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 04-30-2014, 10:25 AM
Replies: 4,049
Views: 221,069
Posted By 2on2off
Big Creek Road to Dinkey Creek

Has anyone ridden the dirt road, Big Creek Rd, from Pine Flat to Dinkey Creek in the past several days? I road it a few weeks ago before the most recent storm and rode through snow the last 6 miles....
Forum: Thumpers 04-17-2014, 09:34 PM
Replies: 96,238
Views: 18,151,728
Posted By 2on2off
Pictures my friends Jim and Dave took today in...

Pictures my friends Jim and Dave took today in Death Valley on their DR's.
Dave's setup
http://img.tapatalk.com/d/14/04/18/hyvy2a3e.jpg
Jim's setup
http://img.tapatalk.com/d/14/04/18/vysymuba.jpg
Forum: Thumpers 04-17-2014, 09:24 PM
Replies: 96,238
Views: 18,151,728
Posted By 2on2off
Nice work. I have a friend who loves to create...

Nice work. I have a friend who loves to create and fabricate parts. I like how everyone comes up with their own setups.

Two of my friends, on DR650's are just finishing up a 4 day ride through...
Forum: Thumpers 04-17-2014, 05:46 PM
Replies: 96,238
Views: 18,151,728
Posted By 2on2off
Have you had to weld additional support for your...

Have you had to weld additional support for your subframe to handle this heavy load?
Forum: Thumpers 04-17-2014, 05:42 PM
Replies: 96,238
Views: 18,151,728
Posted By 2on2off
The pictures are very helpful on the luggage...

The pictures are very helpful on the luggage setup.

Interesting how your Wolfman soft side panniers sit lower than the Giantloop. The top part of a fully loaded Giantloop actually sits higher...
Forum: Thumpers 04-17-2014, 04:11 PM
Replies: 96,238
Views: 18,151,728
Posted By 2on2off
What is your favorite luggage setup for your DR650SE?

I am having a hard time deciding what luggage setup to do on my DR650SE.

Here are my goals:
1. Stay light enough to keep my sub frame from cracking or breaking
2. Set it up to handle rough off...
Forum: Thumpers 04-13-2014, 09:17 PM
Replies: 96,238
Views: 18,151,728
Posted By 2on2off
Just installed my new Bike Master magnetic drain...

Just installed my new Bike Master magnetic drain plug. The head of this bolt is longer than stock and extends below my skid plate. Does anyone make a magnetic drain plug more similar to stock?
Forum: Thumpers 04-12-2014, 12:59 PM
Replies: 96,238
Views: 18,151,728
Posted By 2on2off
the DR650 thread

Just got my Suzuki OEM Oil Seal Retainer today.

The build date for my 2013 DR is 10/12 and it did not come with one.

http://img.tapatalk.com/d/14/04/13/utegemyp.jpg
Forum: Thumpers 04-10-2014, 05:37 PM
Replies: 96,238
Views: 18,151,728
Posted By 2on2off
Manufacture Date for 2013 DR650

My manufacture date is 10/12 on my 2013 DR650 and it did not come with the CS retainer.

Maybe they started installing them 1/1/13 but we cannot know that for sure at this point unless someone...
Forum: Thumpers 04-08-2014, 06:45 PM
Replies: 96,238
Views: 18,151,728
Posted By 2on2off
Thanks. That's one in the USA. I wonder how...

Thanks. That's one in the USA. I wonder how many 2013's they built for the USA?

Maybe they started installing them late in the build year.

I will look at a 2014 the next time I am at my...
Forum: Thumpers 04-08-2014, 06:32 PM
Replies: 96,238
Views: 18,151,728
Posted By 2on2off
Thanks for the part number. I just called my...

Thanks for the part number. I just called my local Suzuki Dealer and they were able to bring up the part on their computer but there is no picture of it on their fiche.

I will have it in a few...
Forum: Thumpers 04-08-2014, 06:12 PM
Replies: 96,238
Views: 18,151,728
Posted By 2on2off
Did that retainer come on the bike from the...

Did that retainer come on the bike from the factory or was it added after delivery?

Thanks.
Forum: Thumpers 04-08-2014, 06:08 PM
Replies: 96,238
Views: 18,151,728
Posted By 2on2off
OEM CS Seal Retainer...........Rumor???

If any 2013 or 2014 DR650 owners have a picture of the OEM CS retainer that came with their new bike, I'd like to see a picture of one. I know what the after market ones look like so no need for...
Forum: Thumpers 04-08-2014, 05:57 PM
Replies: 96,238
Views: 18,151,728
Posted By 2on2off
What my 2013 DR650 CS looks like

I took off my counter sprocket on my 2013 DR650SE and this is what things look like behind the CS. Does it look like it has an OEM "seal retainer"? ...
Forum: Thumpers 04-08-2014, 02:49 PM
Replies: 96,238
Views: 18,151,728
Posted By 2on2off
Thanks for clearing this up for me.

Thanks for clearing this up for me.
Forum: Thumpers 04-08-2014, 01:35 PM
Replies: 96,238
Views: 18,151,728
Posted By 2on2off
I know about CS seal retainer. I just want to...

I know about CS seal retainer. I just want to know if it is necessary for the newer DR650's.

The bearing has changed, don't know what year that happened, and wonder if the new bearing has fixed...
Forum: Thumpers 04-08-2014, 11:58 AM
Replies: 96,238
Views: 18,151,728
Posted By 2on2off
Bearing failure behind the counter sprocket

I have a new 2013 DR650SE and my friend has a 2002 DR650SE.

There have been reports of the bearing behind the counter sprocket failing and the engine loosing all oil. The fix has been a...
Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 04-07-2014, 10:14 PM
Replies: 14,632
Views: 1,126,060
Posted By 2on2off
Part of my 170 mile afternoon loop yesterday...

Part of my 170 mile afternoon loop yesterday included riding from Trimmer Springs Road at Pineflat lake north on big Creek Road toward Dinky Creek. This dirt road was in good shape for 25 of 30...
Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 04-05-2014, 04:59 PM
Replies: 93
Views: 6,058
Posted By 2on2off
Gotta a link to the 2010 KOTW Loop? I'd be...

Gotta a link to the 2010 KOTW Loop?

I'd be interested in reading a ride report if there is one.

Thanks.
Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 04-02-2014, 06:19 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 2,792
Posted By 2on2off
Any new information on Old Hernandez Road Status

I'm planning a ride to the coast in a few weeks and would like to ride Old Hernandez Road if it is open. This thread has not had an update for almost a year.

If anyone has a phone number for...
Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 03-18-2014, 05:54 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,469
Posted By 2on2off
It would be helpful to get some clarification of...

It would be helpful to get some clarification of what the issues are, from the BLM's point of view, especially with the BLM Law enforcement department office in Ridgecrest.

I have never had any...
Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 03-13-2014, 08:48 PM
Replies: 1,476
Views: 113,168
Posted By 2on2off
Absolutely. I'm in the middle of setting up...

Absolutely.

I'm in the middle of setting up a DR650 for a 2,500 mile adventure ride in June so a trip to DV would be great to see how that extra 100 lbs. (more than my KTM 500EXC) will work on...
Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 03-13-2014, 07:50 PM
Replies: 78
Views: 4,142
Posted By 2on2off
Ophir Pass March 2014, Anyone been there?

Has anyone seen Ophir Pass in Central Nevada lately. Not as much snow this winter so I'm hoping it will open earlier this year.
Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 03-13-2014, 07:10 PM
Replies: 1,476
Views: 113,168
Posted By 2on2off
New Silt Pics and reroute needed

I have only ridden through the silt a few times. The last time was a few years ago so I would be interested in seeing what it looks like now and pics of the "reroute" intersection would be great. I...
Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 03-10-2014, 12:18 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,469
Posted By 2on2off
????

I copy and paste links. If I had any idea what the procedure is that you are talking about, I'd happily do it. Am I posting a link the way you think is best or not? I have no idea.

If there...
Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 03-10-2014, 12:14 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,469
Posted By 2on2off
No Permit for you

Did DV saying no to your permit request happen before 12/23/13? I was just wondering if it had anything to do with the "temporary moratorium" on DV issuing any special use permits in the...
Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 03-07-2014, 06:27 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,469
Posted By 2on2off
BLM California Web Site Link

Here is a link to the California BLM website on permits:

http://search.usa.gov/search?affiliate=blmca&query=group+permits

Here is a link for Death Valley Na Park Permits:...
Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 03-07-2014, 11:33 AM
Replies: 1,476
Views: 113,168
Posted By 2on2off
New Thread for Group Rides

I went ahead and started a new thread about group rides so hopefully all group ride comments can now be posted there.

For those of you that have posted facts and links on this topic, please...
Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 03-07-2014, 11:15 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,469
Posted By 2on2off
Group Rides on Public Lands: Things to know before you go

There has been a lot of discussion recently about what is and isn't required when planning or participating in a group ride on public lands such as BLM and Forest Service Land and Wilderness areas. ...
Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 03-05-2014, 07:31 PM
Replies: 1,476
Views: 113,168
Posted By 2on2off
I think we do need a separate thread about group...

I think we do need a separate thread about group rides and what is required for BLM Lands and Parks. No one seems to want to start this thread.
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