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Forum: Ride reports 06-03-2013, 09:09 PM
Replies: 191
Views: 31,413
Posted By Exploron
Have a great ride guys. I am a former XT225...

Have a great ride guys.
I am a former XT225 rider. I guess it was my first small dirt bike. I really liked it, for the most part. It was very capable offroad and would go nearly anywhere. ...
Forum: Ride reports 05-28-2013, 10:24 PM
Replies: 182
Views: 23,574
Posted By Exploron
Enjoying your ride report and your perspective...

Enjoying your ride report and your perspective from abroad.
You mentioned that you were offered a "redneck" job in the oil fields. I believe the term is a "roughneck". Probably pays well, but is...
Forum: Thumpers 02-05-2013, 06:41 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,511
Posted By Exploron
I have some year 2000 era Kawi brand soft saddle...

I have some year 2000 era Kawi brand soft saddle bags. They are on the bike right now and have been used alot. I think I have the slightly larger ones and they hold more than 5 lbs no problem,...
Forum: Thumpers 01-26-2013, 10:19 AM
Replies: 85
Views: 12,075
Posted By Exploron
Very cool... and tempting to put in a reservation...

Very cool... and tempting to put in a reservation for one. It seems like this new offering is approaching trials bike capability, but with a seat and a can be purchased in a street legal model.
I...
Forum: Beasts 06-04-2012, 10:42 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 413
Posted By Exploron
I swapped out the stock r/r for the Shindengen...

I swapped out the stock r/r for the Shindengen FH012. I think I bought mine off Ebay from Jason motoelectrix for about $90. I see I got the new wiring lead from Bike Bandit part #TI-T2500676 for...
Forum: Canada 05-01-2012, 07:35 AM
Replies: 46
Views: 2,828
Posted By Exploron
I never knew whether the foot-down thing was...

I never knew whether the foot-down thing was required for a lawful stop. I guess it is at least in some states. I usually put one down anyway.
I would love to see a lot fewer traffic cops...
Forum: Beasts 04-22-2012, 09:06 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 9,123
Posted By Exploron
It seems most are urging you to buy something...

It seems most are urging you to buy something used with cash. For $2,500, it would be a KLR, DR or something similar. Maybe an older steamer Tiger?
Forum: Beasts 04-19-2012, 08:07 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,098
Posted By Exploron
That's quite a few miles. You might do a search...

That's quite a few miles. You might do a search to see how many miles the girlie Tigers are good for before something in the motor wears out. Maintenance and care goes a long way. I hope my '06 will...
Forum: Day Trippin' 04-19-2012, 07:30 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 4,374
Posted By Exploron
I've ridden it twice solo on a Husky TE 610. ...

I've ridden it twice solo on a Husky TE 610. Both times counter-clockwise. I won't do it in June again.
It's a breath-taking ride.
If you leave and return to Moab, it's a long day's ride. I...
Forum: Beasts 04-01-2012, 09:52 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 3,290
Posted By Exploron
I have to agree that all the abbreviations can be...

I have to agree that all the abbreviations can be annoying. Usually, context allows you to decipher them.
I'm part of the small minority that doesn't text and only knows a few of the dozens of...
Forum: Day Trippin' 02-20-2012, 09:38 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 2,688
Posted By Exploron
Nice report and good to know that rocky s.o.b....

Nice report and good to know that rocky s.o.b. can be ridden down to the hot springs. I was riding Dugas alone a couple months ago on a KLR and got within a mile or two of the Verde rim and decided...
Forum: Thumpers 01-21-2012, 11:56 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 2,085
Posted By Exploron
Depends on the county. No emissions testing in...

Depends on the county. No emissions testing in Yavapai where I live.
Most likely you're talking about Maricopa? Someone from there may comment.
Forum: Beasts 01-12-2012, 08:23 AM
Replies: 81
Views: 11,042
Posted By Exploron
Yep, just looked at some old gas receipts showing...

Yep, just looked at some old gas receipts showing 48-50 mpg U.S.
I think the guy on post #17 made a good point.
Perhaps the comparo needs to be with the V-strom 1000?
That might just be the ticket...
Forum: Beasts 01-11-2012, 09:06 PM
Replies: 81
Views: 11,042
Posted By Exploron
I've ridden and like both. I could have bought...

I've ridden and like both.
I could have bought my bro's squeaky clean, babied V-strom that he doesn't ride much. Instead, I rolled the dice and had a used '06 Tiger shipped from a Ga dealer to me...
Forum: Ride reports 11-12-2011, 09:00 AM
Replies: 154
Views: 27,527
Posted By Exploron
Thumb Shibby!, Great ride report so far! :clap You...

Shibby!,
Great ride report so far! :clap
You are putting some miles/km's on that XR.
Thanks for the Algo crossing tip. That sounds like the way to go for an Az crossing heading to SF and down....
Forum: Americas 11-08-2011, 10:36 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,364
Posted By Exploron
Thanks for the replies. I'll starting pm'ing...

Thanks for the replies. I'll starting pm'ing some guys to see what's coming together.

JJdrzAZ, the recent Baja thread on Trip Planning was started by tobster9. There are a few guys that posted...
Forum: Americas 11-07-2011, 04:13 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 634
Posted By Exploron
KingsX, I'm thinking about heading down in a...

KingsX,
I'm thinking about heading down in a couple weeks, crossing in Tecate, then San Felipe down to Loreto, mostly dirt if I can have it my way, but not planning on going to the mainland. Maybe...
Forum: Americas 11-07-2011, 04:06 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,364
Posted By Exploron
tbarstow, Looks like Trip Planning was where I...

tbarstow,
Looks like Trip Planning was where I should have started this thread.
Lots more action over there. Thanks for your reply.
I'm hoping to head down there in a couple weeks if I get my...
Forum: Americas 11-07-2011, 03:58 PM
Replies: 132
Views: 11,058
Posted By Exploron
Another solo rider

Adding myself to the list of lone riders wanting to do a Nov/Dec Baja ride. I posted a thread over in Upcoming, but should have put it here in Trip Planning... duh.
Anyway, I'll PM a few of you...
Forum: Americas 11-07-2011, 09:24 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,074
Posted By Exploron
A couple weeks ago, I truck-camped at the Slick...

A couple weeks ago, I truck-camped at the Slick Rock RV park on the NW side of Moab for about $25/night. It worked well as a base to do the White Rim Trail and the Gemini Bridges area riding. The...
Forum: Americas 11-07-2011, 08:55 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,364
Posted By Exploron
Question Baja in Nov/Dec 2011 - Anyone Going?

Getting first snows here in Prescott, Az. ...makes a guy think about other places, like Baja. :D
Putting out the feelers to see if there are any small groups (or soloists) headed down which might...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 07-11-2011, 10:23 AM
Replies: 436
Views: 67,356
Posted By Exploron
"This bike can do it all" Tried that one for...

"This bike can do it all"

Tried that one for several years with the KLR. While it's true to a point, it can be painful proving that point.
Forum: Beasts 06-19-2011, 10:21 AM
Replies: 1,684
Views: 257,768
Posted By Exploron
In answer to above poll... If Suzi offered...

In answer to above poll...

If Suzi offered all that and one-upped the Tiger, I probably would get one, provided I liked the ride. If Suzi priced their off-road version at $10k, they'd still be...
Forum: Beasts 06-15-2011, 07:50 AM
Replies: 1,684
Views: 257,768
Posted By Exploron
I, too find this tactic annoying. I didn't...

I, too find this tactic annoying. I didn't follow the lead-up with the Tiger 800, so I didn't get the opportunity to be soured on that one.
I'll still wait and see what the hell the improvements...
Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 06-10-2011, 12:31 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,919
Posted By Exploron
11 year resident of Prescott, so I'll chime in...

11 year resident of Prescott, so I'll chime in here.
Prescott is becoming a mix of all sorts, which to me, is good. I like seeing the town get younger demographically. Still no real traffic, no...
Forum: Beasts 06-09-2011, 10:40 AM
Replies: 21,477
Views: 3,852,561
Posted By Exploron
XC demo

I drove down to Phx yesterday and Demo'd an XC. With all the buzz about this bike, I was surprised there was a demo available. I did about a 30 minute city ride, so no offroad impressions could be...
Forum: Day Trippin' 06-08-2011, 08:33 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 5,141
Posted By Exploron
Thumb You guys are making me jealous! I love...

You guys are making me jealous! I love Austin.... and you found Ski Shores.
Good work.
I guess Emma Long City Park was full. That is a great place to camp while in Austin. There are a couple...
Forum: Beasts 06-06-2011, 11:52 AM
Replies: 21,477
Views: 3,852,561
Posted By Exploron
Question Tiger800 Forum

Nevermind.
I had to fiddle with my spam filter setting to receive their activation e-mail.

Please proceed........
Forum: Orange Crush 06-05-2011, 11:19 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,140
Posted By Exploron
I think it's common to have hit-and-miss levels...

I think it's common to have hit-and-miss levels of customer service, unless management has really emphasized it to their employees.
Otherwise, certain personalities will do what comes natural, which...
Forum: Some Assembly Required 06-04-2011, 03:42 PM
Replies: 399
Views: 103,591
Posted By Exploron
rear links ?

I don't know if you guys address this or not in your builds.
A buddy of mine built a Ninja 500 dual sport a couple years ago. We went for a spirited dirt ride and he ended up snapping the dog bones...
Forum: Americas 06-03-2011, 12:58 PM
Replies: 177
Views: 30,585
Posted By Exploron
Any chance of a resurrection? The details in...

Any chance of a resurrection?
The details in this thread are priceless.
Forum: Day Trippin' 06-02-2011, 04:21 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 2,328
Posted By Exploron
DurtKlod, Thanks for the info. I've ridden...

DurtKlod,
Thanks for the info. I've ridden into Fair Oaks from the other way - gorgeous area! Too bad it doesn't connect through, but I understand if there were issues, then access gets lost.
The...
Forum: Beasts 06-02-2011, 01:19 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 2,509
Posted By Exploron
Thanks for the writeup TampaJim. Good to hear it...

Thanks for the writeup TampaJim. Good to hear it works for touring because that's what I think I'm shooting for.
I have been reading what I can on the new Tiger 800 and the only negative seems to...
Forum: Beasts 06-02-2011, 12:50 PM
Replies: 21,477
Views: 3,852,561
Posted By Exploron
The Tiger 800 street model sounds about perfect...

The Tiger 800 street model sounds about perfect for what I'm looking for.
I have enough dirt bikes, two of which can do light touring pretty well.

I'm the patient type, though, so will wait...
Forum: Day Trippin' 06-02-2011, 09:48 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 2,328
Posted By Exploron
55 to 705A... fun, huh?:D I'm not sure I'll...

55 to 705A... fun, huh?:D
I'm not sure I'll ride that one again... too many other trails out there to try.
I would love to see a video of someone going over and down all that mess!

I think I was...
Forum: Day Trippin' 06-02-2011, 08:51 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 2,328
Posted By Exploron
Thumb Trail 55

I have been wanting to ask someone about this trail.
I rode 9941 West to 55 to 705A a couple weeks ago on a TE250. 9941 and the first part of 55 was fun. Then 55 turned into a boulder infested,...
Forum: Americas 05-30-2011, 08:31 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 6,493
Posted By Exploron
If you find yourself near Monticello (South of...

If you find yourself near Monticello (South of Moab), the Forest Service campgrounds West of town are great, in the trees, have water/pit crappers and the temps should be very nice in June. Lots of...
Forum: Americas 05-30-2011, 07:43 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,089
Posted By Exploron
.... oh, and be sure to check snow conditions. ...

.... oh, and be sure to check snow conditions. The high altitude passes may open later this Summer due to heavy snowfall.
Forum: Americas 05-30-2011, 07:14 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,089
Posted By Exploron
IIRC, there is really only one scary part of...

IIRC, there is really only one scary part of Black Bear and that is dropping down the bedrock "steps" while you look out into the abyss that is the Telluride valley below. I did it on a KLR650 last...
Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 02-13-2011, 08:14 PM
Replies: 9,666
Views: 859,771
Posted By Exploron
Thumb Wagner riders

I was wondering who the big group was I passed today near Wagner. It looked like about a dozen riders on dual sports. I was the lone rider on a Husky 610 giving the thumbsup going the other way,...
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