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Forum: Road warriors 08-29-2014, 11:52 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 3,105
Posted By jwnsc
Either is a Suzuki DL650 Adventure, but people...

Either is a Suzuki DL650 Adventure, but people buy them anyway. Go figure. :wink:
Forum: Road warriors 08-27-2014, 12:55 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 3,105
Posted By jwnsc
Grab it! I just paid $6500 for a 2012 with 2000...

Grab it! I just paid $6500 for a 2012 with 2000 miles. Mine did come with the top case, side cases and a higher windscreen, but I'm thinking of using
different side luggage and a different...
Forum: Beasts 08-16-2014, 02:08 PM
Replies: 71
Views: 15,377
Posted By jwnsc
Doesn't look good

According to this month's issue of Motorcycle Consumer News, during the press rollout of the new VFR800 they noticed some of the Honda staffers on NC700X's. MCN asked Honda Motorcycle Media...
Forum: Thumpers 07-06-2014, 04:35 PM
Replies: 45,327
Views: 8,869,247
Posted By jwnsc
Mine ran just long enough do a test ride, plus...

Mine ran just long enough do a test ride, plus maybe a minute after I got it home.
You didn't mention if your occupant chewed up any of the wiring.

At this point, with the bike failing to...
Forum: Thumpers 07-05-2014, 07:20 PM
Replies: 45,327
Views: 8,869,247
Posted By jwnsc
Yes, the hair-like filaments in the photo are...

Yes, the hair-like filaments in the photo are wire strands. Most of the colored wires in the photo have also been gnawed on.
Forum: Thumpers 07-05-2014, 03:14 PM
Replies: 45,327
Views: 8,869,247
Posted By jwnsc
Not so funny

http://i150.photobucket.com/albums/s108/jwnsc/Rodent%20Damage%20to%202012%20Yamaha%20WR250R/Rodentdamagetowiring1_zps1082fbd5.jpg...
Forum: Thumpers 07-05-2014, 03:00 PM
Replies: 45,327
Views: 8,869,247
Posted By jwnsc
Missing Screen in Snorkle?

Picked up a 2012 WRR with only 171 miles that sat in a barn for a year or more.
Don't know if a previous owner did any alterations to the stock snorkle, but when I opened the airbox this what I...
Forum: Thumpers 04-19-2014, 05:03 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 687
Posted By jwnsc
To get more activity you might consider posting...

To get more activity you might consider posting your question in these two threads:

Dakar 650 Thread (http://advrider.com/forums/showthread.php?t=441434)

and checking here with Cy about the...
Forum: Thumpers 02-10-2014, 05:35 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 785
Posted By jwnsc
Yeah, I'm looking at the low Seat Concepts to...

Yeah, I'm looking at the low Seat Concepts to replace the stock seat no matter which bike I get. Maybe the one I get will already have one on it!
Forum: Thumpers 02-10-2014, 05:31 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 785
Posted By jwnsc
So how much lower is it? That's without a...

So how much lower is it?
That's without a lowering link, right?
With a link it should bring it down some more?
Forum: Thumpers 02-10-2014, 05:07 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 785
Posted By jwnsc
DRZ/S vs WR250R - lowered seat height

Sold my DR and now looking for a lighter mount to complete the western section of the TAT (NM to OR) this summer.
Narrowed it down to the DRZ/S and WR250R. The seat height of the DRZ is listed at...
Forum: Thumpers 10-07-2013, 03:22 PM
Replies: 45,327
Views: 8,869,247
Posted By jwnsc
2014 WRs?

When do the new WRs usually begin showing up at dealers on the East Coast?
The three dealers within 50 miles of me didn't seem to know (probably because they didn't order any).
Forum: Tejas and the Gulf States 06-13-2013, 07:48 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 621
Posted By jwnsc
You definitely had to aim a little upstream to...

You definitely had to aim a little upstream to keep the current from pushing you towards the ledge.
It was over-the-axle deep so even
in first it was hard to keep from stalling with stock gearing....
Forum: Tejas and the Gulf States 06-13-2013, 04:07 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 621
Posted By jwnsc
Tom was lucky and the line he picked allowed ...

Tom was lucky and the line he picked allowed
him to get across unscathed.

Instead of getting off the bike and scouting
out the best line, I tried to follow Tom's track and
the front wheel fell...
Forum: Tejas and the Gulf States 06-11-2013, 07:53 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 621
Posted By jwnsc
Wes isn't on Adv Rider. I'll ask him if it is OK...

Wes isn't on Adv Rider. I'll ask him if it is OK to PM his email address to you.

We had some muddy spots in MS, even in the dry weather.
A teen-aged hotel clerk in Ripley, MS, told us that when...
Forum: Tejas and the Gulf States 06-11-2013, 06:35 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 621
Posted By jwnsc
That would be us!

HI Dan,

Jim here on the DR from SC.
You were right about that fourth water crossing.

Tom (on the other DR from AR) and I made it to
the OK/NM border and headed to our rally in
Canyon, TX....
Forum: Layin' down tracks 06-11-2013, 05:37 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 606
Posted By jwnsc
I guess my first mistake was contacting Garmin...

I guess my first mistake was contacting Garmin Tech Support when I
had issues with Mapsource and they emailed me a step by step procedure
to create routes and download them to the Zumo. To be...
Forum: Layin' down tracks 06-11-2013, 04:06 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 606
Posted By jwnsc
Man, this GPS jargon - tracks, via points,...

Man, this GPS jargon - tracks, via points, waypoints.... I thought I track
was something you left behind as you travelled, while a route was something
that told you where to go.

On Mapsource I...
Forum: Layin' down tracks 06-10-2013, 01:49 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 606
Posted By jwnsc
50? The other downloaded TAT routes for TN, AR...

50? The other downloaded TAT routes for TN, AR and OK all had
over 50 and less than 200 with no problems. I was thinking 200
might be the limit.
Forum: Layin' down tracks 06-10-2013, 05:28 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 606
Posted By jwnsc
Disappearing Via Points on the TAT

I recentlly downloaded the eastern portion of the Trans America Trail
into my Garmin Zumo 665 from the hard copy maps I bought and utilizing
the Mapsource software. Everything was fine (not...
Forum: Parallel Universe 05-01-2013, 01:16 PM
Replies: 92
Views: 20,874
Posted By jwnsc
You did. Timing on getting your reply was after...

You did. Timing on getting your reply was after the first email and
and a later Adv Rider inquiry.

For anyone looking for a new in the box tank at a substantial discount,
see my flea market ad...
Forum: Parallel Universe 04-30-2013, 02:21 AM
Replies: 92
Views: 20,874
Posted By jwnsc
Thanks. Is the the company still in business? No...

Thanks. Is the the company still in business? No reply to an email
I sent asking the same question.
Forum: Vendors 04-29-2013, 01:46 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,376
Posted By jwnsc
Will this tank fit the 2013 F700GS?

If so, any modifications, necessary?
Forum: Parallel Universe 04-29-2013, 01:42 PM
Replies: 92
Views: 20,874
Posted By jwnsc
Does it fit the 2013 F700GS?

If so, any modifications necessary?
Forum: Vendors 02-16-2013, 12:01 PM
Replies: 979
Views: 240,392
Posted By jwnsc
Headlight protectors

Are the self-adhesive 80mm Lamin-X covers with the 20mil thick clear Vinyl still available?

Any particular reason for offering the metal grid? It reminds me of the one I had on my Uly headlight...
Forum: Thumpers 02-10-2013, 04:05 PM
Replies: 99,906
Views: 19,174,568
Posted By jwnsc
The Good News - I'm a half-a-mile from an Ace...

The Good News - I'm a half-a-mile from an Ace Hardware store.
The Bad News - I still can't use the front door key they copied.
Still, it's too convenient to pass up. Thanks for the lead.

I used...
Forum: Thumpers 02-10-2013, 11:59 AM
Replies: 99,906
Views: 19,174,568
Posted By jwnsc
Cutting A Spare Key?

Just bought my first Suzuki!

http://i150.photobucket.com/albums/s108/jwnsc/dr650_zpsba8de3fc.jpg


It's an '06 I hope to introduce to the TAT later this year
after some more farkling.
...
Forum: Thumpers 02-04-2013, 10:26 AM
Replies: 3,554
Views: 710,555
Posted By jwnsc
I wouldn't on a used bike out of warranty. I do...

I wouldn't on a used bike out of warranty. I do most of the maintenance on my bikes, anyway. But a new bike, especially the first model year? 360-mile round trips for the 600-mile first service, and...
Forum: Thumpers 02-04-2013, 04:26 AM
Replies: 3,554
Views: 710,555
Posted By jwnsc
Now what?

I was trying to decide between a DR or Sertao for a TAT/highway mount but read a review of the Terra in MCN. All three bikes have sub-35" seat heights enabling me to stay upright when going slow...
Forum: Americas 01-28-2013, 04:06 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 2,906
Posted By jwnsc
The new Terra has 6.2K mile service intervals,...

The new Terra has 6.2K mile service intervals, but the TE630, seems to me to be a better TAT mount, and has more aftermarket support.
Are they still making them?
Forum: Thumpers 01-23-2013, 04:19 AM
Replies: 7,288
Views: 961,952
Posted By jwnsc
At the risk of being labeled a heretic, I figured...

At the risk of being labeled a heretic, I figured that was comparing apples to apples. A couple inches difference in front wheel diameter, ground clearance, front and rear suspension make that much...
Forum: Americas 01-22-2013, 08:30 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 2,906
Posted By jwnsc
That's great! How long did it take to do the TAT...

That's great! How long did it take to do the TAT and make it back as far as Arkansas?
Forum: Thumpers 01-22-2013, 05:39 PM
Replies: 7,288
Views: 961,952
Posted By jwnsc
If by GS, you mean the R1200GS, I wasn't aware...

If by GS, you mean the R1200GS, I wasn't aware one had ridden
the entire TAT without taking any of the bypasses around the really
technical sections.
Forum: Thumpers 01-22-2013, 01:21 PM
Replies: 7,288
Views: 961,952
Posted By jwnsc
TAT Bike?

Anyone considering the Sertao as a viable mount for the Trans-America Trail?
Forum: Americas 01-21-2013, 11:17 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 2,906
Posted By jwnsc
The TAT Dilemma

The problem for those who live along the Eastern Seaboard is that the bike which is best for riding the TAT, is not the best for riding the 3000 miles of interstate to get back home, especially if...
Forum: Parallel Universe 10-28-2012, 05:43 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 2,004
Posted By jwnsc
:lurk

:lurk
Forum: Parallel Universe 05-19-2012, 03:24 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 2,127
Posted By jwnsc
That's what I'm talking about! Great write up...

That's what I'm talking about!
Great write up Dabs.:clap
Forum: Equipment 05-17-2012, 11:55 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 3,830
Posted By jwnsc
Happy Trails SL

Happy Trails SL
Forum: Equipment 05-17-2012, 04:20 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 3,830
Posted By jwnsc
Heard from Al Jesse. While the contact info for...

Heard from Al Jesse. While the contact info for the guy he uses to do his powder coating was not shared with me, he did advise that you can put powder coat over powder coat, one time, if the bags are...
Forum: Parallel Universe 05-17-2012, 03:51 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 2,127
Posted By jwnsc
Have a Happy Trails SL rack enroute for these...

Have a Happy Trails SL rack enroute for these (http://www.adventure-spec.com/default/adventure-spec-magadan-panniers.html).
Resigned to a little metal work if I want to keep the Vario.
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