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Forum: Beasts 09-18-2014, 07:35 AM
Replies: 11,042
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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, 08:56 AM
Replies: 1,685
Views: 383,641
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, 11:21 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 450
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, 08:59 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 450
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, 07:52 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 421
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, 10:43 AM
Replies: 11,042
Views: 1,432,977
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, 10:27 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 421
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, 03:40 PM
Replies: 11,042
Views: 1,432,977
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, 11:36 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 421
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, 02:26 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 421
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, 08:46 PM
Replies: 11,042
Views: 1,432,977
Posted By Thinc2
Thanks - I've ordered the reaplcement.

Thanks - I've ordered the reaplcement.
Forum: Beasts 09-01-2014, 11:40 AM
Replies: 11,042
Views: 1,432,977
Posted By Thinc2
Hmm - Interesting that MI would put this in -...

Hmm - Interesting that MI would put this in - they tend to be pretty knowledgable. Will keep an eye on it, but not replace at this time.
Forum: Beasts 09-01-2014, 10:54 AM
Replies: 11,042
Views: 1,432,977
Posted By Thinc2
Another battery question. I was planning to swap...

Another battery question. I was planning to swap out my stock battery, and went to check what is in there before i order a new one. Based on what I read here - the stock battery is a Yuasa - it...
Forum: Beasts 08-03-2014, 08:29 AM
Replies: 11,042
Views: 1,432,977
Posted By Thinc2
Feels like a dumb question - but hey, what can I...

Feels like a dumb question - but hey, what can I say...

After about 150 miles, my bike is starting to stumble when I start it up for my morning commute. If I don't keep the revs up manually as i...
Forum: Beasts 07-30-2014, 09:40 AM
Replies: 11,042
Views: 1,432,977
Posted By Thinc2
Key codes

Here's a an excerpt of letter I received from Dave at MI the other day - thought it might be useful to all of you:

...
Forum: Pacific Northwet - Where it's green. And wet. 07-28-2014, 08:47 AM
Replies: 265
Views: 79,277
Posted By Thinc2
Thanks for the responses. Faustus - I haven't...

Thanks for the responses. Faustus - I haven't ordered the tire yet - let me see how my schedule works out in regards to coming to your place or whether i go more local. I'm brand new to the area...
Forum: Pacific Northwet - Where it's green. And wet. 07-27-2014, 03:31 PM
Replies: 265
Views: 79,277
Posted By Thinc2
I live in Issaquah and need to have a tire...

I live in Issaquah and need to have a tire mounted on my DR650.

Looking at Google, I-90 motorsports seems closest.

Anyone have any recommendations on where to get a tire mounted?

thx

(I...
Forum: Beasts 07-23-2014, 06:45 AM
Replies: 11,042
Views: 1,432,977
Posted By Thinc2
I've put on 75 miles in the first month and...

I've put on 75 miles in the first month and haven't even had to add gas. Lowest maintenance bike ever.
Forum: Beasts 07-18-2014, 05:12 PM
Replies: 11,042
Views: 1,432,977
Posted By Thinc2
even though I learned to do all my maintenance on...

even though I learned to do all my maintenance on my R1150 GS's, I'm not much of a mechanic - meaning I don't have a a natural aptitude for figuring out how mechanical things work. I can follow...
Forum: Pacific Northwet - Where it's green. And wet. 07-14-2014, 12:21 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 976
Posted By Thinc2
Awesome - thanks for all the info and invites -...

Awesome - thanks for all the info and invites - looking forward t meeting you guys in due time.

Ironbrewer - very cool you are going to up here - we must go for a ride at some point.

On the...
Forum: Beasts 07-13-2014, 12:58 PM
Replies: 11,042
Views: 1,432,977
Posted By Thinc2
Good advice - thanks. Have never had this...

Good advice - thanks. Have never had this problem with other bikes. I'll figure it out.

Do yo know which Rox risers you installed? Does anything special have to be done with the cables?
Forum: Beasts 07-13-2014, 11:58 AM
Replies: 11,042
Views: 1,432,977
Posted By Thinc2
I got my second ride in today - 35 miles,...

I got my second ride in today - 35 miles, bringing the bike to 75 total. I put the revs through the paces, sometimes going up to 6K revs, mostly staying around 4K - 5K.

I've added a Cortech...
Forum: Beasts 07-11-2014, 10:24 AM
Replies: 11,042
Views: 1,432,977
Posted By Thinc2
I recently went through this. I was coming off...

I recently went through this. I was coming off two successive 02 1150 GS's - some of the best bikes ever in my humble opinion. I had very few (if any) trouble with them.

So I though I'd move to...
Forum: Beasts 07-03-2014, 11:21 AM
Replies: 11,042
Views: 1,432,977
Posted By Thinc2
Thank you fort he great suggestions. I had just...

Thank you fort he great suggestions. I had just ordered a Cortech tail bag before I saw the Caribou suggestions. The Kirby rack with the Caribou seems like the best solution if the easy on/off with...
Forum: Beasts 07-03-2014, 11:12 AM
Replies: 11,042
Views: 1,432,977
Posted By Thinc2
Wow - glad you are OK. Give yourself some time...

Wow - glad you are OK. Give yourself some time to for the adrenaline to wear off.
Forum: Beasts 07-02-2014, 02:58 PM
Replies: 11,042
Views: 1,432,977
Posted By Thinc2
THanks for the link - that is a great find. ...

THanks for the link - that is a great find. Found a very interesting feature as I researched this on Amazon - at the top of the detail page there was a drop down menu to see if this product fits...
Forum: Beasts 07-02-2014, 10:32 AM
Replies: 11,042
Views: 1,432,977
Posted By Thinc2
I'm looking for a recommendation on tail bag I...

I'm looking for a recommendation on tail bag I can use to hold an 11 inch laptop and my lunch for my daily commute. Ideally it would be waterproof and easy on/off.

I prefer not use the hard bags...
Forum: GPS 101 - Which GPS For Me 06-30-2014, 08:20 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 343
Posted By Thinc2
So I bought the NA City navigator, but when I try...

So I bought the NA City navigator, but when I try to install, I do not have enough memory on the main drive as EU CN is already installed.

I do have enough space on my SD card for NA CN, but i...
Forum: Beasts 06-30-2014, 04:28 PM
Replies: 11,042
Views: 1,432,977
Posted By Thinc2
Yup - the very first 4 mile freakout - still have...

Yup - the very first 4 mile freakout - still have the Tshirt :)

Looking forward to be able to join some rallies again now that I'm back in the US.

Bought a nicely set up DR650 a few days ago -...
Forum: Beasts 06-29-2014, 07:56 PM
Replies: 11,042
Views: 1,432,977
Posted By Thinc2
Finally picked mine up yesterday from Dave at MI....

Finally picked mine up yesterday from Dave at MI.

Unfortunately will not be able to ride it for at least the next two weeks as there is inadequate parking in the temp housing where I am staying......
Forum: GPS 101 - Which GPS For Me 06-29-2014, 07:15 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 343
Posted By Thinc2
So what happens if I buy the City Navigator maps...

So what happens if I buy the City Navigator maps from Garmin for NA, but don't have the NA base map installed?
Forum: GPS 101 - Which GPS For Me 06-28-2014, 09:35 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 343
Posted By Thinc2
EU --> US how to update

I am moving from Eu to the US and have a Zumo 550. After researching the threads, I'm still not clear on the best way to updat emy map set.

- Do I need to update the basemap to NA?
- If so, what...
Forum: Pacific Northwet - Where it's green. And wet. 06-23-2014, 11:12 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 976
Posted By Thinc2
Excellent - thanks for the tips. If anyone...

Excellent - thanks for the tips.

If anyone has specific pointers to forest roads or easy trails near Issaquah, that would be awesome.

Also, do I need a parks pass?
Forum: Pacific Northwet - Where it's green. And wet. 06-22-2014, 06:48 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 976
Posted By Thinc2
Intro and some Q's

Hey all, thought i'd do a quick intro. I'm a long time ADV member that started out in Colorado and know a bunch of the guys over in the rockies forum. Then I spent the last 6 years in Ireland and...
Forum: Equipment 05-25-2014, 10:22 AM
Replies: 47
Views: 3,582
Posted By Thinc2
Another vote for the Armas. I wear it year round...

Another vote for the Armas. I wear it year round for commuting except for the two months in middle of summer. Great fit, absolutely waterproof (and it gets a lot of rain in daily use here in...
Forum: Beasts 05-23-2014, 02:26 PM
Replies: 11,042
Views: 1,432,977
Posted By Thinc2
That RS looks a lot like my old RT...

That RS looks a lot like my old RT...
Forum: Beasts 05-23-2014, 02:23 PM
Replies: 11,042
Views: 1,432,977
Posted By Thinc2
It was a tough choice between the Burgman and the...

It was a tough choice between the Burgman and the Stelvio - hope i made the right one.

:1drink

Have to admit this is mildy PUI.

And my 14 year old daughter wants me to post this:

:rofl...
Forum: Beasts 05-21-2014, 11:12 AM
Replies: 11,042
Views: 1,432,977
Posted By Thinc2
Thanks - that's a great heads up about the TSB. ...

Thanks - that's a great heads up about the TSB.

So should i replace the battery right up front?
Forum: Beasts 05-21-2014, 02:07 AM
Replies: 11,042
Views: 1,432,977
Posted By Thinc2
I am picking up my Stelvio at the end of June. ...

I am picking up my Stelvio at the end of June. Other than the following:
- Check ground and starter connections,
- Check engine bolts
- replace mirrors
- replace spark caps
- Add fuse for aux...
Forum: Beasts 05-18-2014, 04:18 AM
Replies: 11,042
Views: 1,432,977
Posted By Thinc2
True, and as someone who has paid for his bike...

True, and as someone who has paid for his bike and is waiting to pick it up, I am comfortable with that.

However, there aren't that many Stelvios on the road - especially compared to BMW's, and it...
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