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Forum: West – California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 07-19-2014, 02:22 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,102
Posted By dirtdiver
Then we need some more, "My latest Baja...

Then we need some more, "My latest Baja report!"
Forum: West – California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 07-07-2014, 08:03 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,102
Posted By dirtdiver
What ever happened to gaspipe?

He helped me in Baja and was a great resource. I have not seen him online, anyone know his deal?

DD
Forum: Vendors 06-28-2014, 07:26 AM
Replies: 1,264
Views: 146,132
Posted By dirtdiver
I just got an H4 for my 2014 500exc. It looks...

I just got an H4 for my 2014 500exc. It looks like a really nice piece of equipment. However, I am not seeing a way to get it to fit. The EXC has a hard plastic boot with an Oring seal and the H4...
Forum: Thumpers 06-22-2014, 07:55 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 7,446
Posted By dirtdiver
Hey master marine, I like you HDB dash set up. ...

Hey master marine, I like you HDB dash set up. What are all of those LED indicating? Also what are those rubber like buttons on the bottom?

After seeing your setup I am going with HDB for the...
Forum: GS Boxers 06-07-2014, 06:22 PM
Replies: 72
Views: 4,411
Posted By dirtdiver
Some wd-40 would help. Then I would put in an...

Some wd-40 would help. Then I would put in an extension and lightly tap it side to side. Try to jar it loose.

I think the best solution is WD40 + slide hammer. But I would try the extension...
Forum: Thumpers 06-02-2014, 09:47 PM
Replies: 101
Views: 34,513
Posted By dirtdiver
Good luck with your decision - it is fun problem...

Good luck with your decision - it is fun problem to ponder.

I think you will at least need to buy extra: seat, sprockets front an back, better hand guards, radiator guards, and perhaps the...
Forum: Equipment 06-01-2014, 10:15 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 456
Posted By dirtdiver
OK, thanks. I guess I did not realize that it is...

OK, thanks. I guess I did not realize that it is SOP to wear the foam earplugs AS WELL AS having the speakers going. Thanks again for your replies and opinions.



DD
Forum: Equipment 05-31-2014, 09:11 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 456
Posted By dirtdiver
a question about intercom headsets

All,
I am thinking of getting a intercom unit that I can use two up for talking and music. I was considering the sena20s although have just started to research.

My question revolves around the...
Forum: Orange Crush 05-29-2014, 09:57 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 1,843
Posted By dirtdiver
My 08 has about 35K miles on it and burns about...

My 08 has about 35K miles on it and burns about 1/2 liter between 6000 mile changes. I used delo 15-40 diesel oil for about 10k miles with no bad noticeable effect.

One thing that I really...
Forum: The Rockies – It's all downhill from here... 05-26-2014, 08:41 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,474
Posted By dirtdiver
I salute you for trying to get your son into a...

I salute you for trying to get your son into a college degree that has some well defined job on the far side. It kills me these people going to college in a major that has absolutely no...
Forum: West – California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 05-19-2014, 09:10 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 498
Posted By dirtdiver
http://www.advrider.com/forums/showthread.php?t=96...

http://www.advrider.com/forums/showthread.php?t=963137

not today but some good info.
Forum: Thumpers 05-18-2014, 07:51 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 10,123
Posted By dirtdiver
That is incredible and un-heard of in SOCAL. Now...

That is incredible and un-heard of in SOCAL. Now that summer is coming the season shifts away from dirt bikes so maybe prices will drop.

I just can get over how many people are willing to pay...
Forum: West – California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 05-04-2014, 10:00 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 284
Posted By dirtdiver
Wow, that looks pretty cool, thanks! DD

Wow, that looks pretty cool, thanks!

DD
Forum: Thumpers 05-04-2014, 09:53 AM
Replies: 6,586
Views: 1,015,110
Posted By dirtdiver
OK, great. I will get a set of these! DD

OK, great. I will get a set of these!

DD
Forum: Thumpers 05-03-2014, 04:35 PM
Replies: 6,586
Views: 1,015,110
Posted By dirtdiver
Yes, they are the reusable stainless filters. I...

Yes, they are the reusable stainless filters. I may take your suggestion and use a set of needle nose that I grind down the jaws. The trouble is that the gap between the filter and the housing is...
Forum: Thumpers 05-03-2014, 03:59 PM
Replies: 6,586
Views: 1,015,110
Posted By dirtdiver
Not magnetic. I tried that.

Not magnetic. I tried that.
Forum: Thumpers 05-03-2014, 03:24 PM
Replies: 6,586
Views: 1,015,110
Posted By dirtdiver
I tried this and with the way the edges are...

I tried this and with the way the edges are radius'd I could not get sufficient grip to pull the filter out. If you have done it perhaps I just need a smaller set of needle nose.

Have you got the...
Forum: Thumpers 05-02-2014, 07:59 PM
Replies: 6,586
Views: 1,015,110
Posted By dirtdiver
Scotts oil filter removal

Gents, after probably 30 oil changes on my 530 I finally switched over to a scotts filter. Do any of you have a trick to removing the filter? On the OEM paper filters I could get a dental pick...
Forum: Equipment 04-30-2014, 10:34 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,388
Posted By dirtdiver
If I were you I would overshoot. Go for a 0...

If I were you I would overshoot. Go for a 0 degree bag to work in the 20's. Even then you are going to have to wear sweats or something. That is my experience no matter what the manufacturer.
...
Forum: Face plant 04-20-2014, 04:56 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 6,488
Posted By dirtdiver
Wow, what a waste. RIP. I ride down there a...

Wow, what a waste. RIP.

I ride down there a lot and it seems like every trip we see someone coming the opposite way that is going way too fast. Trucks drifting around corners as if they own the...
Forum: Thumpers 04-16-2014, 11:42 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 10,123
Posted By dirtdiver
What, did you win the lotto? Or did your wife...

What, did you win the lotto? Or did your wife leave you?? :D:D

DD
Forum: Thumpers 04-15-2014, 09:22 PM
Replies: 6,586
Views: 1,015,110
Posted By dirtdiver
OK thanks for the info. I rode the bike around...

OK thanks for the info. I rode the bike around the neighborhood. The fan never did come on. It was only 70F out and I did a mix of driving but only for 5-7 minutes. I will know better after my...
Forum: Day Trippin' 04-15-2014, 09:12 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 4,975
Posted By dirtdiver
Wow, great pictures. Did you use HDR processing?...

Wow, great pictures. Did you use HDR processing? I want to use HDR myself but I can't get the shake out of the the pictures even with a tripod.

DD
Forum: Pacific Northwet - Where it's green. And wet. 04-14-2014, 08:46 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 881
Posted By dirtdiver
Gorgeous! Thanks for posting. DD

Gorgeous! Thanks for posting.

DD
Forum: Thumpers 04-14-2014, 08:09 PM
Replies: 6,586
Views: 1,015,110
Posted By dirtdiver
Gents, I just got the trail tech fan that is...

Gents, I just got the trail tech fan that is adjustable for the temperature activates at. Currently it is set at 190F. Does anyone know what coolant temperature the radiator likes to run at?

In...
Forum: The Rockies – It's all downhill from here... 04-13-2014, 03:55 PM
Replies: 74
Views: 4,196
Posted By dirtdiver
Good video. I wonder why those rigs did so well...

Good video. I wonder why those rigs did so well in the mud? They seemed to get through stuff that I would not in my modern 4x4.

DD
Forum: Thumpers 04-12-2014, 04:56 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 10,123
Posted By dirtdiver
Down here in social everyone seems to be paying...

Down here in social everyone seems to be paying 10099 plus a bit for freight. Not much help sorry.

DD
Forum: Equipment 04-07-2014, 09:30 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 508
Posted By dirtdiver
And realize I never start the day thinking I will...

And realize I never start the day thinking I will get in over my head either. Haha.

Oh this road looks good….

Oh lets explore that way….

Well maybe it gets better….

Well It is too hard...
Forum: Equipment 04-07-2014, 09:28 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 508
Posted By dirtdiver
If you are going to be going full off road-...

If you are going to be going full off road- perhaps crashing - I would go with full on dirt bike boots like the alpine star tech 8's.

Next to or as important as your helmet you need foot and lower...
Forum: Trip Planning 04-04-2014, 06:53 PM
Replies: 72
Views: 9,825
Posted By dirtdiver
Well, for a guy called Boonie basher you better...

Well, for a guy called Boonie basher you better get to it! Pick either!

:D

One way to ease into it would be to pick one of the ways and go with another bike to sort out your method. THEN...
Forum: Equipment 03-31-2014, 09:25 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 4,769
Posted By dirtdiver
A riding buddy takes away a lot of the risk too.

A riding buddy takes away a lot of the risk too.
Forum: Equipment 03-31-2014, 09:23 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 4,769
Posted By dirtdiver
Wow, pretty cool and well thought out. I also...

Wow, pretty cool and well thought out. I also ride in the desert a lot. I think two things are at the top of my list for remote riding by myself: water and a EPIRB of some sort. Water gives you...
Forum: Thumpers 03-24-2014, 09:50 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,167
Posted By dirtdiver
Nice! Im enjoying this. DD

Nice! Im enjoying this.

DD
Forum: Thumpers 03-21-2014, 12:45 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,167
Posted By dirtdiver
where did you buy it? DD

where did you buy it?

DD
Forum: The Garage 03-20-2014, 09:27 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 4,166
Posted By dirtdiver
What does a tire changer like this cost? And...

What does a tire changer like this cost? And then how long does it take to replace a tire?

My "local" shop is 30 minutes away. They take an hour and $22 and then it is 30 minutes home.

I only...
Forum: Day Trippin' 03-19-2014, 09:12 PM
Replies: 73
Views: 13,697
Posted By dirtdiver
Wow, great report and a cool adventure! Ive got...

Wow, great report and a cool adventure! Ive got to get out there sometime. Right in my backyard (almost). DD
Forum: GPS 101 - Which GPS For Me 03-09-2014, 10:59 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,070
Posted By dirtdiver
You should know that there is a whole section on...

You should know that there is a whole section on ADV that is about GPS.

But I think Garmin I think is well regarded. Then I would ask yourself how much you want to spend. They go from $200-$600...
Forum: Road warriors 03-03-2014, 10:13 PM
Replies: 230
Views: 64,934
Posted By dirtdiver
where is a good resource to see what is for sale...

where is a good resource to see what is for sale used for a k1300? I want to browse. I live in san diego.

DD
Forum: Racing 02-27-2014, 10:10 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 4,506
Posted By dirtdiver
1+

1+
Forum: Americas 02-08-2014, 01:41 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 598
Posted By dirtdiver
I have been to BOLA a few times. I have not...

I have been to BOLA a few times. I have not pedal biked but I would imagine that there are some trails. If nothing else there is the road around the bay that would provide a means to exercise. I...
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