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Forum: Thumpers 07-05-2014, 01:55 PM
Replies: 1,143
Views: 201,853
Posted By The Breeze
+1 :nod In my mind either a wide range...

+1 :nod


In my mind either a wide range (very wide) 5-speed trans or even better, a 6-speed trans (with the 6th gear being a pure overdrive gear) is going to be required for my needs.

My Dr650...
Forum: Ride reports 07-01-2014, 10:48 PM
Replies: 326
Views: 34,122
Posted By The Breeze
My thoughts exactly…..rode through Cabo as...

My thoughts exactly…..rode through Cabo as quickly as possible….

However, there is a great little town South East of La Paz called Los Barriles. Nice little town…only intended on staying the...
Forum: Beasts 06-30-2014, 08:40 AM
Replies: 20,742
Views: 3,600,250
Posted By The Breeze
Wd-40

I used the WD-40 while on the trail (in the middle of Baja)….to get my bike to idle properly…..in other words, a quick fix. Worked like a charm and I didn't have to remove tank, etc. to get back on...
Forum: Beasts 06-29-2014, 07:32 PM
Replies: 20,742
Views: 3,600,250
Posted By The Breeze
When you cleaned the stepper motor…….did you...

When you cleaned the stepper motor…….did you simply clean the plunger? Or did you grease it as well. If so, what type of grease?

Mines been acting up….but I've just sprayed it with WD40 to...
Forum: Americas 06-12-2014, 08:40 AM
Replies: 823
Views: 126,004
Posted By The Breeze
Hmmm…… Kick stand kill switch wire cut? It's...

Hmmm…… Kick stand kill switch wire cut? It's very exposed and I could see how it could be cut when the bike hit the pothole. Anyway, need more info….
Forum: Americas 06-11-2014, 10:23 PM
Replies: 823
Views: 126,004
Posted By The Breeze
Heather, Please describe your issue (either...

Heather,

Please describe your issue (either here) or even better on the "Tiger 800 Problems; for reference only please" thread, which is located in the "Beasts" section. A lot of knowledge...
Forum: Thumpers 06-02-2014, 10:06 PM
Replies: 101
Views: 31,877
Posted By The Breeze
Pot calling the kettle black…..

Pot calling the kettle black…..
Forum: Upcoming 05-29-2014, 07:48 PM
Replies: 103
Views: 9,967
Posted By The Breeze
+1 :lol3 It was a great ride. Kane Creek...

+1 :lol3

It was a great ride. Kane Creek was definitely one of the highlights of the trip for me!
Forum: West – California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 05-28-2014, 08:07 AM
Replies: 350
Views: 29,706
Posted By The Breeze
+1 Precisely what I did :1drink

+1 Precisely what I did :1drink
Forum: West – California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 05-26-2014, 08:40 AM
Replies: 350
Views: 29,706
Posted By The Breeze
As stated earlier…the locked gate shown in the...

As stated earlier…the locked gate shown in the picture is NOT the route. I did the same thing….backtracked (less than a mile) and took the road that turned to the left. After getting on the correct...
Forum: Thumpers 05-16-2014, 08:01 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 290
Posted By The Breeze
Very minor differences/updates between model...

Very minor differences/updates between model years….. If you want a WR250R and it's a good deal…jump on it! Some of the 2008's had a bad fuel pump (it's about the only weak link on the bike). They...
Forum: Beasts 05-12-2014, 04:42 PM
Replies: 3,811
Views: 455,829
Posted By The Breeze
I just rode the bike down to the Baja (mostly...

I just rode the bike down to the Baja (mostly pavement and light off-road)….then back up the AZBDR and Portions of the UTBDR. I ran TKC80's and they worked perfectly. However, after I scared the...
Forum: Beasts 05-12-2014, 10:11 AM
Replies: 3,811
Views: 455,829
Posted By The Breeze
Can anyone advise how these tires perform on wet...

Can anyone advise how these tires perform on wet sealed roads?

Hopefully better than the Heidenau Scouts….. If so, I may try this tire next time around.
Forum: Thumpers 05-12-2014, 09:50 AM
Replies: 1,143
Views: 201,853
Posted By The Breeze
Great :thumb Thanks again for the info:clap

Great :thumb

Thanks again for the info:clap
Forum: Thumpers 05-10-2014, 11:05 PM
Replies: 1,143
Views: 201,853
Posted By The Breeze
Sounds like the gearing is acceptable but...

Sounds like the gearing is acceptable but marginal for long days on the slab?? If the gear box is as wide as a DR650 or a WR250R….that would be great! What I'm trying to avoid is a close ratio...
Forum: Thumpers 05-09-2014, 10:11 PM
Replies: 43,321
Views: 8,210,858
Posted By The Breeze
I hated my stock seat as well. I installed a...

I hated my stock seat as well. I installed a "Seat Concepts" seat and I can ride all day….day after day. Check it out, they are very reasonably priced (you use the stock seat pan).
Forum: Thumpers 05-09-2014, 03:36 PM
Replies: 1,143
Views: 201,853
Posted By The Breeze
Minky, Thanks for the reviews/write...

Minky,

Thanks for the reviews/write ups:clap:clap

Couple of questions:

1) The video says that the bike is "vibey"…… How would you compare the vibes in the CCM vs your KLR?

2) How...
Forum: Americas 05-07-2014, 11:05 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 571
Posted By The Breeze
+1 on this advice. I have both the DR650 and the...

+1 on this advice. I have both the DR650 and the WR250R.

Based on your use, you can't go wrong with either bike.

I can cruise all day on my WR at 70mph (at sea level). When you get into...
Forum: Equipment 04-22-2014, 10:45 AM
Replies: 46
Views: 3,161
Posted By The Breeze
I echo the above comments…. Had a Big Agnes...

I echo the above comments….

Had a Big Agnes synthetic bag (Encampment 15)…….not even close to being good down to 15 degrees. Had the worst night sleep of my life (i.e., none) during a 30 degree...
Forum: Thumpers 03-26-2014, 04:35 PM
Replies: 1,143
Views: 201,853
Posted By The Breeze
This is fantastic news :clap:clap:clap

This is fantastic news :clap:clap:clap
Forum: Beasts 03-24-2014, 09:25 AM
Replies: 1,497
Views: 153,189
Posted By The Breeze
Had a similar issue with mine. I may be the side...

Had a similar issue with mine. I may be the side stand switch….. I know you tested with the kickstand up and down (I did this too, and it still turned out to be my side stand switch).

Try this...
Forum: Americas 03-08-2014, 07:27 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 737
Posted By The Breeze
You may want to take a look at Motodiscovery. ...

You may want to take a look at Motodiscovery. They are doing a Training/Ride combo in Moab, UT this spring. I took their training course in Copper Canyon, Mexico back in 09. The training is...
Forum: Thumpers 01-25-2014, 11:09 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,118
Posted By The Breeze
Would be very interested in seeing your entire...

Would be very interested in seeing your entire build.

I've been thinking about building a DRZ for over landing/RTW trips. My DR650 will do it, but is too heavy…..my WR250 will do it, but not...
Forum: Beasts 01-25-2014, 10:42 AM
Replies: 54
Views: 3,580
Posted By The Breeze
+1 :thumb I have a Tiger 800 XC, a WR250R,...

+1 :thumb

I have a Tiger 800 XC, a WR250R, and a DR650.

As others have said, I would also highly recommend that you get a DR650.

This bike will do everything you want to do. It will run...
Forum: Equipment 01-19-2014, 10:17 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 5,114
Posted By The Breeze
If your adventure riding involves...

If your adventure riding involves dirt......especially if it involves sand or mud......do yourself a favor and get the Sidi Crossfires. I had to learn the hard way. Never again. From that day on,...
Forum: Thumpers 01-10-2014, 11:24 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,987
Posted By The Breeze
For the trip you are describing and your current...

For the trip you are describing and your current skill level, Lighter is better...simpler is better.....

A great compromise is the DR650. It's a fantastic bike for this trip. I chose one for...
Forum: Beasts 01-07-2014, 11:10 AM
Replies: 47
Views: 7,675
Posted By The Breeze
"Mapping" is the software that controls the fuel...

"Mapping" is the software that controls the fuel injection system. As your bike is still under warranty, take it to the dealer....tell them your issue....and have them "up-load" the latest software...
Forum: Thumpers 01-04-2014, 10:47 PM
Replies: 1,143
Views: 201,853
Posted By The Breeze
+1000 This is the bike I've been waiting...

+1000

This is the bike I've been waiting for.... If CCM imports this bike to the US, I'll be all over it.
Forum: Ride reports 01-03-2014, 11:56 AM
Replies: 2,949
Views: 263,516
Posted By The Breeze
High altitude = fuel mixture is too rich

I mentioned this earlier....but thought I should elaborate.

As you've ridden higher and higher in elevation...the air has become thinner. However, the amount of fuel that your carb in supplying...
Forum: Vendors 01-03-2014, 09:47 AM
Replies: 855
Views: 87,973
Posted By The Breeze
:lurk:lurk:lurk Do you plan to make the...

:lurk:lurk:lurk

Do you plan to make the riding jacket "neck brace compatible"? Would really like to see this option incorporated into your design.

I've yet to find an endure jacket that is...
Forum: Ride reports 01-01-2014, 11:40 PM
Replies: 2,949
Views: 263,516
Posted By The Breeze
+1 My DR did the same thing in Bolivia...

+1

My DR did the same thing in Bolivia (completely stock). Took off the air box cover and she ran strong over the 16k foot passes without issue. When I dropped back down in elevation, I put the...
Forum: Americas 12-21-2013, 08:56 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,450
Posted By The Breeze
Great write up:clap I especially like the...

Great write up:clap

I especially like the aerial photo with the notations.

Thanks, I'm going to be make this crossing in a couple of months.....this will be very helpful:freaky
Forum: Vendors 11-15-2013, 10:35 AM
Replies: 855
Views: 87,973
Posted By The Breeze
Pannier Comments

Man....the panniers look fantastic :clap:clap:clap

Really like the beaver tail concept!

Just wanted to make a couple of points:

1) Over The Seat Straps: I really think you need to...
Forum: Orange Crush 11-08-2013, 09:50 AM
Replies: 236
Views: 27,721
Posted By The Breeze
+1 :evil I think this combination would be...

+1 :evil

I think this combination would be great! From an adventure bike standpoint it would be fantastic. Makes for more "smooth" power and reduced vibration on sealed roads, yet is still an...
Forum: Thumpers 11-07-2013, 09:56 PM
Replies: 1,992
Views: 291,003
Posted By The Breeze
Thanks everyone for the comments regarding the...

Thanks everyone for the comments regarding the vibes:clap

Sounds like this bike may work for me and is definitely on my shortlist:evil
Forum: Ride reports 11-07-2013, 09:50 PM
Replies: 212
Views: 30,900
Posted By The Breeze
Great start:clap:clap Subscribed:1drink

Great start:clap:clap

Subscribed:1drink
Forum: Thumpers 11-07-2013, 07:22 PM
Replies: 1,992
Views: 291,003
Posted By The Breeze
Very curious to hear about the "vibration in the...

Very curious to hear about the "vibration in the bars" between the two bikes. I want one of these so bad....but I'm concerned about the vibes (carpal tunnel syndrome....). My WR is super smooth for...
Forum: Thumpers 11-07-2013, 05:16 PM
Replies: 43,321
Views: 8,210,858
Posted By The Breeze
O.K..... O.K.... I cry Uncle:lol3:lol3 The...

O.K..... O.K.... I cry Uncle:lol3:lol3 The WR250R has plenty of power/torque:dhorse:dhorse:
Forum: Thumpers 11-07-2013, 10:34 AM
Replies: 43,321
Views: 8,210,858
Posted By The Breeze
Glad it worked well for you.....mine worked...

Glad it worked well for you.....mine worked too....just not the ideal tool for the job, IMO.

Like I said earlier, for long haul adventure riding, the WR20R can't be beat. But the OP lives in...
Forum: Americas 11-05-2013, 05:22 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,296
Posted By The Breeze
+1 Leave your gear in Moab.....and ride the...

+1 Leave your gear in Moab.....and ride the trail unladen. Much better that way.....especially on a big dual sport bike.

May is a great time of year to do the ride.

It's a 100 mile loop...
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