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Forum: Ride reports Today, 02:45 PM
Replies: 99
Views: 9,837
Posted By BigWan
Day 1 8/17/14 Vedder Mountain continued ...

Day 1 8/17/14
Vedder Mountain continued




After Kelds broke her bike this morning, I assumed she was done for the day, but she had other plans. Rebecca went back to PBHQ and got to work. ...
Forum: Ride reports Today, 01:03 PM
Replies: 99
Views: 9,837
Posted By BigWan
Hey bigtodd, Glad you found us, there is no...

Hey bigtodd,
Glad you found us, there is no shortage of KTM whatnot in these reports, the good the bad and the ugly. Lots of bike stuff too!:rofl
As far as a heads up for up coming rides goes, be...
Forum: Ride reports Yesterday, 03:25 PM
Replies: 99
Views: 9,837
Posted By BigWan
Day 1 8/17/14 Vedder Mountain continued ...

Day 1 8/17/14
Vedder Mountain continued



Back to work (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xx5p_wv_izo) chasing Osos nortes. :ricky
...
Forum: Ride reports Yesterday, 12:09 PM
Replies: 99
Views: 9,837
Posted By BigWan
Hi bruceo :wave I don't think it's...

Hi bruceo :wave




I don't think it's that fast, but this has the potential to be quite the party. :1drink
Thanks for signing in.
Forum: Ride reports 11-26-2014, 12:37 PM
Replies: 99
Views: 9,837
Posted By BigWan
Day 1 8/17/14 Vedder Mountain continued ...

Day 1 8/17/14
Vedder Mountain continued



The single track on Vedder is unbelievable. The soil is damp to wet, but there is pretty good traction.
I think the word that best describes it is...
Forum: Ride reports 11-25-2014, 09:07 PM
Replies: 99
Views: 9,837
Posted By BigWan
I know, I know, get to the riding! :D ...

I know, I know, get to the riding! :D



Day 1 8/17/14
Vedder Mountain



We were all anxious to get out and ride, so the promoters, in their infinite wisdom, planned the first day of...
Forum: Ride reports 11-25-2014, 12:29 PM
Replies: 99
Views: 9,837
Posted By BigWan
It's great to see some new people and welcome...

It's great to see some new people and welcome back the regulars.:wave


Hi, Harder1; AnimalDr; bemiten...
What's up dickosaurus; welcome, Proveick...
Lukeman, Hansi, good to see ya.



Hi...
Forum: Ride reports 11-24-2014, 07:27 PM
Replies: 99
Views: 9,837
Posted By BigWan
Wrenching Day 8/16/14 Since we...

Wrenching Day 8/16/14




Since we made it up here in one day, we had time to relax and work on our bikes. There was work to be done, that’s for sure.

Radek’s bike looked like this.
...
Forum: Ride reports 11-24-2014, 03:41 PM
Replies: 99
Views: 9,837
Posted By BigWan
Hi everybody...

Hi everybody (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YlmECL2ED2I) :wave




I sure hope it's fun.
Damn, Rob, you were fast to reply to this one. Very impressive.
Forum: Ride reports 11-24-2014, 01:39 PM
Replies: 99
Views: 9,837
Posted By BigWan
Departure Day 8/15/14 975 miles I...

Departure Day 8/15/14
975 miles



I wasn’t sure I was going on this ride until just a couple of days before departure.
While preparing for the ride, LittleWan and I went over to the...
Forum: Ride reports 11-23-2014, 07:25 PM
Replies: 99
Views: 9,837
Posted By BigWan
Laugh OSO LOCO!!: Canada Edition

After riding the best of the western US, and looking for trouble up and down Baja (http://advrider.com/forums/showthread.php?t=956295), the Oso Loco tour...
Forum: Ride reports 10-31-2014, 06:39 PM
Replies: 62
Views: 10,654
Posted By BigWan
Hi Bomose, I'm glad this report made it back...

Hi Bomose,

I'm glad this report made it back on top, I missed it the first time.
You and Barbara did a great job! Really enjoyed it.:clap

Matt
Forum: Ride reports 10-28-2014, 11:46 AM
Replies: 205
Views: 29,543
Posted By BigWan
Great stuff, Dave! :clap:clap I don't know how...

Great stuff, Dave! :clap:clap
I don't know how you find the patience to get those shots, but the results are breathtaking.
Looking forward to more.:lurk
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (<1000cc) 10-27-2014, 11:08 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 553
Posted By BigWan
Hi southernADV, I know the answer to this...

Hi southernADV,

I know the answer to this one, just don't ask me how I know. :lol3
The problem is with your ISC (idle speed control), the small stepper motor found in the front of your throttle...
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (<1000cc) 07-27-2014, 11:56 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,466
Posted By BigWan
It's possible you may be over thinking this. I...

It's possible you may be over thinking this. I think you should just reset the timing instead of trying to figure out what went wrong.

I'm assuming you have a 14mm tool to turn the engine and the...
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (<1000cc) 07-26-2014, 01:41 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,269
Posted By BigWan
I've been having my own issues with the BRP...

I've been having my own issues with the BRP clamp. Here (http://www.advrider.com/forums/showthread.php?t=817794&page=61) I keep breaking the bolts. I don't really notice the vibes too much.
Due to...
Forum: West – California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 07-14-2014, 09:07 PM
Replies: 265
Views: 28,208
Posted By BigWan
Hey Fletch123, I'm not saying we're going to...

Hey Fletch123,

I'm not saying we're going to do all the st, but it does look good. I'm sure some of it is probably a really bad idea.
I figure with a local leading the way on a similar bike,...
Forum: West – California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 07-14-2014, 06:48 PM
Replies: 265
Views: 28,208
Posted By BigWan
Hey Catfish, You guys are clearly suffering...

Hey Catfish,

You guys are clearly suffering from a lack of proper ADV bikes. :lol3
So, if you'll have us, there will be 4 people and 3 big Katooms crashing your party. :freaky

We will be up on...
Forum: Ride reports 07-13-2014, 10:46 PM
Replies: 686
Views: 119,142
Posted By BigWan
Since this happened to Lica, the bolts I was...

Since this happened to Lica, the bolts I was running on that ride snapped also.

BRP is eager to find a solution to these failures. We think we have the fix.

...
Forum: Ride reports 07-13-2014, 10:10 PM
Replies: 929
Views: 186,578
Posted By BigWan
I have an update for those who are interested....

I have an update for those who are interested. Someone (not me) took it upon themselves to contact BRP and fill them in on what's been happening regarding bolts breaking.
When Jim Rios, the...
Forum: Ride reports 06-26-2014, 09:55 AM
Replies: 929
Views: 186,578
Posted By BigWan
Yeah, these are harder than the bolts provided by...

Yeah, these are harder than the bolts provided by BRP, they're 10.9



I'm sure it started failing back in Baja earlier this year at the same time as Lica's- see post...
Forum: Ride reports 06-25-2014, 07:09 PM
Replies: 929
Views: 186,578
Posted By BigWan
I'm not sure if the dirt bike setup would work or...

I'm not sure if the dirt bike setup would work or not. It sure sounds stronger.

The triple I'm using now is the Scotts BRP w/Damper, you would think they would've gone with the strongest possible...
Forum: Day Trippin' 05-17-2014, 12:13 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 4,366
Posted By BigWan
Godspeed Q, If you're trying to survive on...

Godspeed Q,

If you're trying to survive on an XRR you're going to need all the fuel you can find. :lol3

Since you seem to have some extra time on your hands, you might want to check out this...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 04-08-2014, 03:06 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 2,047
Posted By BigWan
Hi f1wade and welcome to ADV. You should...

Hi f1wade and welcome to ADV.
You should probably fill out your profile, so we have an idea how long you've been riding and what kind of bike you're on.

You're getting a lot of negative responses...
Forum: Ride reports 04-08-2014, 01:59 PM
Replies: 81
Views: 11,253
Posted By BigWan
Good stuff Catfish! :freaky Keep it coming.

Good stuff Catfish! :freaky

Keep it coming.
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (<1000cc) 04-07-2014, 08:20 AM
Replies: 196
Views: 36,332
Posted By BigWan
Ordered :clap Looking forward to seeing the...

Ordered :clap

Looking forward to seeing the final product.

Great work guys!
Forum: Ride reports 03-20-2014, 12:05 AM
Replies: 686
Views: 119,142
Posted By BigWan
I absolutely love your enthusiasm, thank you....

I absolutely love your enthusiasm, thank you. :clap

So, from one team to another. I give you this. :D

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Forum: Ride reports 03-19-2014, 12:26 PM
Replies: 686
Views: 119,142
Posted By BigWan
Hi 4r22mny, We haven't tried running Tubliss....

Hi 4r22mny,
We haven't tried running Tubliss. The benefit of running Tubliss is you can run lower pressures and not get pinch flats.
The problems we have running lower pressures aren't just pinch...
Forum: Ride reports 03-19-2014, 12:09 PM
Replies: 686
Views: 119,142
Posted By BigWan
Thank you all so much for the kind words and...

Thank you all so much for the kind words and praise, it's a little overwhelming, but very appreciated.

Thanks also to all the lurkers who read along. I know there were a bunch, the views on this...
Forum: Ride reports 03-17-2014, 09:00 PM
Replies: 686
Views: 119,142
Posted By BigWan
Day 13 continued Where were...

Day 13 continued






Where were we... oh yeah, freezing our asses off near Laguna Hanson.
...
Forum: Ride reports 03-17-2014, 06:53 PM
Replies: 686
Views: 119,142
Posted By BigWan
Thanks Darren, What did you - do join the...

Thanks Darren,
What did you - do join the foreign legion? Or are you just serving out some kind of sentence in Germany? :hmmmmm :lol3
Better still, maybe you had a 5 year contract with Porsche,...
Forum: Ride reports 03-17-2014, 06:44 PM
Replies: 686
Views: 119,142
Posted By BigWan
Nate you can have those bragging rights. My worst...

Nate you can have those bragging rights. My worst was 7 flats in a day. :lol3

From Mike's to the observatory road just under an hour.

From Mike's to Colonet via the 2013 Baja course (better of...
Forum: Ride reports 03-17-2014, 03:27 PM
Replies: 686
Views: 119,142
Posted By BigWan
Day 13 continued We left Mike’s...

Day 13 continued





We left Mike’s and had a blast rippin’ down that road to the highway. Turned left on the pavement heading towards Valle de Trinidad.
It wasn’t long before Ceasar made...
Forum: Ride reports 03-17-2014, 02:28 PM
Replies: 686
Views: 119,142
Posted By BigWan
Hey Joe, I am relieved to see that you have a...

Hey Joe,
I am relieved to see that you have a good sense of humor and that you didn't completely regret riding with us.
I'm not sure we taught you anything that day. Except, maybe, that big bikes...
Forum: Ride reports 03-17-2014, 02:11 PM
Replies: 686
Views: 119,142
Posted By BigWan
I hope Joe felt lucky, but I'm not so sure :D ...

I hope Joe felt lucky, but I'm not so sure :D
MKJ is right, helping each other out is what all riding groups should be like.
It's in everyone's best interest to do whatever you can to keep the...
Forum: Ride reports 03-17-2014, 01:03 PM
Replies: 686
Views: 119,142
Posted By BigWan
Thanks, I'm glad to see that's how he feels...

Thanks,
I'm glad to see that's how he feels also. :D

No airing down for Joe.
The last thing I wanted to do was destroy his rims on top of everything else. :lol3

Hi gearheadE30,
There's...
Forum: Ride reports 03-16-2014, 08:07 PM
Replies: 686
Views: 119,142
Posted By BigWan
Hi Montana Maniac, Thanks and welcome. ...

Hi Montana Maniac,
Thanks and welcome.

Thanks,
And I'm glad to hear you survived winter. :D


I've tried to increase my mpg without much success. Now I just enjoy the power and carry more...
Forum: Ride reports 03-16-2014, 07:46 PM
Replies: 686
Views: 119,142
Posted By BigWan
Man, I hate going out and risking life and limb...

Man, I hate going out and risking life and limb for a few minutes of really lame looking footage. It happens all the time. :D

Thanks AJ990R,
I know it might not seem like it to some, but we...
Forum: Ride reports 03-16-2014, 06:32 PM
Replies: 686
Views: 119,142
Posted By BigWan
Day 13 continued Before...

Day 13 continued








Before our break, when the day was starting to warm up. Joe handed each of us a candy bar. He said they would just melt in his tank bag.
Forum: Ride reports 03-15-2014, 10:03 PM
Replies: 686
Views: 119,142
Posted By BigWan
You won't have to imagine the heat soon. Baja in...

You won't have to imagine the heat soon. Baja in April will be toasty. :evil

Hi oldtrucks,
Hurry, go buy a lottery ticket. :lol3

You must be a hoot to ride with. :wink: :lol3

We've all been...
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