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Forum: Thumpers 11-25-2014, 05:52 PM
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Views: 9,137,165
Posted By Thinc2
Thanks all - really appreciate the advice!

Thanks all - really appreciate the advice!
Forum: Thumpers 11-25-2014, 11:48 AM
Replies: 45,985
Views: 9,137,165
Posted By Thinc2
I am looking at selling my DR and going with a...

I am looking at selling my DR and going with a WR. HAven't read through this whole thread yet :)

So looking for some quick advice - how does this sound for $3500 - any red flags here I should be...
Forum: Beasts 11-22-2014, 10:04 PM
Replies: 11,620
Views: 1,559,023
Posted By Thinc2
Same experience. I was having problems with...

Same experience. I was having problems with tingling fingers. Put the bar riser on at about 800 miles with the first service. It got a little better, but the real change happened around 900 miles...
Forum: Equipment 11-10-2014, 11:08 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 4,546
Posted By Thinc2
So at the end of the day - what's the best...

So at the end of the day - what's the best upgrade for the Rukka Armas jacket - FF back protector plus Rukka D30 elbow and shoulder pads?
Forum: Pacific Northwet - Where it's green. And wet. 11-04-2014, 05:08 PM
Replies: 8,975
Sticky: PNW Flea Market
Views: 2,275,822
Posted By Thinc2
What size wheels does your CRF150 have - I would...

What size wheels does your CRF150 have - I would have thought 19 inch?
Forum: Pacific Northwet - Where it's green. And wet. 11-01-2014, 07:42 PM
Replies: 8,975
Sticky: PNW Flea Market
Views: 2,275,822
Posted By Thinc2
Still looking for a dirt bike for my son. ...

Still looking for a dirt bike for my son. Something with 14' wheels. He could go to 16' if it has e start. Something like a CRF, TTR or KLX. Beginner bike.
Forum: Equipment 10-28-2014, 10:45 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 775
Posted By Thinc2
Cracked some ribs and vertebra as his back bent...

Cracked some ribs and vertebra as his back bent the way it's not designed to do.

That's the issue with backpacks right there.
Forum: Equipment 10-25-2014, 10:57 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 691
Posted By Thinc2
Surprisingly yes, that's clear. Thanks :D

Surprisingly yes, that's clear. Thanks :D
Forum: Pacific Northwet - Where it's green. And wet. 10-25-2014, 10:45 PM
Replies: 8,975
Sticky: PNW Flea Market
Views: 2,275,822
Posted By Thinc2
Hey all, I'm looking for beginner bikes for my...

Hey all,
I'm looking for beginner bikes for my kids:

- My daughter is 15 and needs something with a 19' wheel - like a CRF125 Big wheel,

- Son is 10 and needs something with a 14' wheel...
Forum: Equipment 10-25-2014, 09:58 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 691
Posted By Thinc2
Kendon 3 rail trailer

Just purchased the 3 rail trailer at full price from Ridewest BMW. Note i bought this trailer because having a non-foldable trailer is not an option for me. Thoughts so far:

Buying from the...
Forum: Beasts 10-21-2014, 10:14 AM
Replies: 11,620
Views: 1,559,023
Posted By Thinc2
Thanks for the pics - I really enjoyed seeing...

Thanks for the pics - I really enjoyed seeing your beautiful riding area - especially in the rain!
Forum: Thumpers 10-20-2014, 11:25 AM
Replies: 1,231
Views: 270,006
Posted By Thinc2
Another :thumb for PSSOR. My 14 year old...

Another :thumb for PSSOR. My 14 year old daughter and 10 year old son attended a few months ago and the class was amazing. The just do a really great job and there were two instructors for about 6...
Forum: Equipment 10-14-2014, 06:46 PM
Replies: 529
Views: 184,369
Posted By Thinc2
Does anyone have some pics of good ways to...

Does anyone have some pics of good ways to connect the chains. I am getting a new trailer tomorrow after a 7 year absence (was in Europe) and would like to get this right.

Confession - I'm...
Forum: Pacific Northwet - Where it's green. And wet. 10-14-2014, 05:21 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 519
Posted By Thinc2
Here's another thread with useful information. ...

Here's another thread with useful information. Just ordered a trailer today. As soon as it comes in, am shopping for bikes for my 10 and 14 year old kids.
Forum: Equipment 10-12-2014, 10:03 AM
Replies: 0
Views: 264
Posted By Thinc2
what size trailer for 4 bikes?

I need a trailer that can take 4 bikes - one DR650, plus three small kid size dirt bikes - think CRF 125f and CRF 110f.

Any thoughts what size trailer I need - will 5x8 accommodate 4 bikes or...
Forum: Road warriors 10-08-2014, 11:33 PM
Replies: 1,201
Views: 201,419
Posted By Thinc2
I'm travelling on business in China and sent my...

I'm travelling on business in China and sent my wife the following email with pics of the NineT.

This is the bike I’ve been dreaming of lately. How about a really expensive birthday present? ...
Forum: Road warriors 10-08-2014, 09:29 PM
Replies: 1,201
Views: 201,419
Posted By Thinc2
How effective at wind management is the...

How effective at wind management is the Wunderlich "S" fairing. What kind of channge did you guys see before and after?

Just wondering if it is mostly cosmetic or also functional.

And yes, I...
Forum: Pacific Northwet - Where it's green. And wet. 10-08-2014, 09:23 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 519
Posted By Thinc2
Also, is there anywhere ikn the Puget Sound area...

Also, is there anywhere ikn the Puget Sound area to rent dirt bikes for kids rather than buying them their own and having to trailer each time?
Forum: Beasts 10-07-2014, 08:04 AM
Replies: 11,620
Views: 1,559,023
Posted By Thinc2
Interesting! - the bike was bought new from moto...

Interesting! - the bike was bought new from moto intl in Seattle. It is a 2013...
Forum: Beasts 10-06-2014, 01:44 PM
Replies: 11,620
Views: 1,559,023
Posted By Thinc2
Why does the bottom of the seat pan have velcro...

Why does the bottom of the seat pan have velcro around the edges - are they just using it as a pad?

And does yours have the same shoddy workmanship (gaps, overlaps...) as mine in this area?
...
Forum: Pacific Northwet - Where it's green. And wet. 10-02-2014, 10:13 AM
Replies: 274
Views: 84,496
Posted By Thinc2
Thanks, very helpful.

Thanks, very helpful.
Forum: Beasts 10-01-2014, 06:46 PM
Replies: 120
Views: 26,399
Posted By Thinc2
Nice, but probably won't sell... Will be a...

Nice, but probably won't sell...

Will be a great rare bike in a few years after it is discontinued though.
Forum: Beasts 10-01-2014, 01:40 PM
Replies: 120
Views: 26,399
Posted By Thinc2
So true. ADV bikes are no longer cool. They are...

So true. ADV bikes are no longer cool. They are still great bikes, but the time when they were different is long gone.
Forum: GS Boxers 09-30-2014, 06:15 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 3,439
Posted By Thinc2
I chose a different path this time. I now have...

I chose a different path this time. I now have almost 1K miles on my new Moto Guzzi Stelvio. Have only lost 2 bolts so far (i guess these are the ones I forgot to tighten).

Stop complaining...
Forum: Pacific Northwet - Where it's green. And wet. 09-29-2014, 08:52 AM
Replies: 274
Views: 84,496
Posted By Thinc2
Anyone have a suggestion on where I can get a...

Anyone have a suggestion on where I can get a trailer hitch installed on my RX350? Lexus dealer wants a fortune...

Edit: Sorry - this is Eastside Seattle area - Bellevue/Issaquah.
Forum: Thumpers 09-27-2014, 09:21 PM
Replies: 101,407
Views: 19,697,375
Posted By Thinc2
Ugh - doing a little research. when I was out...

Ugh - doing a little research. when I was out today I saw the oil was low. I hadn't changed it upon receiving the bike because I was in the middle of a house move from Europe to Seattle and have...
Forum: Thumpers 09-27-2014, 09:00 PM
Replies: 101,407
Views: 19,697,375
Posted By Thinc2
Thank you - will check. Clutch engages at the...

Thank you - will check. Clutch engages at the very end of the clutch play, so that could definitely be the issue. Will let you guys know. I urgently need an oil change as well in any case.
Forum: Thumpers 09-27-2014, 06:31 PM
Replies: 101,407
Views: 19,697,375
Posted By Thinc2
A few questions from a new owner of a used DR650....

A few questions from a new owner of a used DR650.

First an observation - this bike is really hard to start when the fuel is turned off.

And the $1000 question. When I rev hard - like when...
Forum: Beasts 09-26-2014, 02:13 PM
Replies: 11,620
Views: 1,559,023
Posted By Thinc2
All - Was the cost of your first service included...

All - Was the cost of your first service included with the purchase, or did you have to pay for the first service?
Forum: Beasts 09-18-2014, 08:35 AM
Replies: 11,620
Views: 1,559,023
Posted By Thinc2
SO agree. The TE610 I had was the best dual...

SO agree. The TE610 I had was the best dual sport ever. I sold it when i moved to Europe, and couldn't find one for sale when I returned. Ended up with a DR650, which is also OK for the riding I...
Forum: Beasts 09-15-2014, 09:56 AM
Replies: 3,539
Views: 704,282
Posted By Thinc2
"Adventure" was a new hip trend 3-5 years ago. ...

"Adventure" was a new hip trend 3-5 years ago. Now it's almost better not to have the adventure label it's so overused...

If a company really wanted to be interesting, they would drop the...
Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 09-14-2014, 12:21 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 618
Posted By Thinc2
Thanks for the insight. State ORV parks only -...

Thanks for the insight. State ORV parks only - that's a bummer, I thought there was a bunch of off road riding in this area...

Where do you guys go for dual sporting?

EDIT - just found the Bay...
Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 09-13-2014, 09:59 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 618
Posted By Thinc2
Pardon the ridiculous question...

I'm considering a job in the Bay area (San Francisco). If I lived in Walnut Creek, how far is it to get to some trails for basic dirt riding?

I just introduced my kids to dirt riding and would...
Forum: Pacific Northwet - Where it's green. And wet. 09-08-2014, 08:52 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 551
Posted By Thinc2
Thank you for the great links/suggestions! ...

Thank you for the great links/suggestions!

The Stelvio is doing well - have just over 500 miles on it now.

It compares well to my prior 1150GS - engine really rocks. Great gearbox. It's not...
Forum: Beasts 09-07-2014, 11:43 AM
Replies: 11,620
Views: 1,559,023
Posted By Thinc2
Finally got out for a bit yesterday other than...

Finally got out for a bit yesterday other than using the bike for my commute - a brief stop for a bottle of water in Wilkenson, WA.
...
Forum: Pacific Northwet - Where it's green. And wet. 09-07-2014, 11:27 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 551
Posted By Thinc2
Thanks for the suggestions - I finally got out...

Thanks for the suggestions - I finally got out for a few hours yesterday late afternoon. The ride to Wilkenson was kind of boring - traffic and lot of stop lights and no interesting twisties. I was...
Forum: Beasts 09-05-2014, 04:40 PM
Replies: 11,620
Views: 1,559,023
Posted By Thinc2
Installed the Wunderlich screen accessory last...

Installed the Wunderlich screen accessory last night - seems to have solved my 70mph buffeting issue.

Good investment.
Forum: Pacific Northwet - Where it's green. And wet. 09-05-2014, 12:36 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 551
Posted By Thinc2
The mother of all emergencies has come up at work...

The mother of all emergencies has come up at work - so jaunt is cancelled. Thank you for the suggestions though.

Wish I was at Wetfest...
Forum: Pacific Northwet - Where it's green. And wet. 09-04-2014, 03:26 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 551
Posted By Thinc2
half day road ride from Issaquah suggestions?

I'm new to the area and I'm looking for a 4 to 5 Hour road ride starting out in Issaquah. Paved roads only for this one. Something scenic and fun.

Appreciate any suggestions, I'll be heading out...
Forum: Beasts 09-01-2014, 09:46 PM
Replies: 11,620
Views: 1,559,023
Posted By Thinc2
Thanks - I've ordered the reaplcement.

Thanks - I've ordered the reaplcement.
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