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Forum: West – California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 07-02-2014, 09:57 AM
Replies: 116
Views: 7,275
Posted By MEROST
Thanks, I will try those areas.

Thanks, I will try those areas.
Forum: West – California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 07-01-2014, 03:59 PM
Replies: 116
Views: 7,275
Posted By MEROST
Flagstaff

Really wanted to make it to this event, but my schedule won't allow it. Decided to come up this weekend to do some riding instead. Will be bringing my girlfriend who is pretty good on the street,...
Forum: The Rockies – It's all downhill from here... 02-26-2013, 04:56 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 665
Posted By MEROST
San Juan Mountain Passes

We are planning a trip in early June up to Durango for some MTB'ing and enduro motorcycle riding. I'd like to take my girlfriend over one of the mountain passes (Engineer or Imogene) if possible. I...
Forum: Thumpers 11-23-2012, 01:35 AM
Replies: 50
Views: 14,922
Posted By MEROST
Kouba Link

My girlfriend bought a 250L and she's only 5-02. We installed Kouba Link on her bike (supposed to lower seat height 1.75 in) and cut about 3/4 inch of her side stand. She is able to touch well enough...
Forum: Thumpers 11-03-2012, 07:03 PM
Replies: 9,755
Views: 1,711,745
Posted By MEROST
Oh no!!

:cry:

I was doing my first oil change (600 miles) on my new 2013 CRF250L. I drained the oil and replaced the oil filter. As I was reinstalling the oil filter cover (four bolts) with my trusty...
Forum: Thumpers 10-31-2012, 03:13 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 5,193
Posted By MEROST
Also Consider a CRF250L

I had a 450X and I loved riding it. If you wan't a top-notch performer and don't plan on riding on the street/highway much and have a lot of time to do maintenance, get a 450X. My only complaint...
Forum: Beasts 10-31-2012, 04:12 AM
Replies: 8,571
Views: 1,667,135
Posted By MEROST
Looks like North Dakota to me. Around the...

Looks like North Dakota to me. Around the Missouri River/Lake Sakaweja.
Forum: Vendors 09-28-2012, 11:31 PM
Replies: 1,110
Views: 163,557
Posted By MEROST
+2 I want to put them on my 2012 Super...

+2

I want to put them on my 2012 Super Tenere. Do you provide mounting instructions? Best way wiring them into the bike?
Forum: Orange Crush 09-28-2012, 10:38 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 3,845
Posted By MEROST
Being a cop is the toughest job. Damned if you...

Being a cop is the toughest job. Damned if you do and damned if you don't. If your bike was stolen and he didn't check the VIN then you'd be calling him inept, stupid, lazy, et al.

We expect...
Forum: Ride reports 09-26-2012, 03:47 PM
Replies: 3,600
Views: 1,659,076
Posted By MEROST
Giant Loop Great Basin Luggage

Noah, what are you impressions of the GiantLoop luggage? How does it compare to the hard luggage you used on the first leg of you journey? I'm trying to decide what I want to get for my Super...
Forum: Beasts 09-22-2012, 09:16 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 2,540
Posted By MEROST
[QUOTE=Mikef5000;19654316]Huh. I'm 5-8 and it's...

[QUOTE=Mikef5000;19654316]Huh. I'm 5-8 and it's not in my way. I was thinking it was a taller person issue.

Some of them were setup wrong from the dealerships. This is the WRONG way:
...
Forum: Beasts 09-22-2012, 09:01 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 2,540
Posted By MEROST
:jerko :stfu :eatme I'm exactly 6' tall and...

:jerko :stfu

:eatme I'm exactly 6' tall and it totally obscures the lower half of the LCD (mostly just the clock). Out of curiosity I raised myself up and down (mimicking a taller or shorter...
Forum: Beasts 09-21-2012, 07:55 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 2,540
Posted By MEROST
Tenere Cables Obstructing LCD Display

I picked up my new Tenere today and so far I'm very pleased. I did notice one issue that I'm a bit perplexed by and that is the throttle cables block my view of the LCD portion of the instrument...
Forum: Beasts 09-19-2012, 05:34 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 5,871
Posted By MEROST
Graham, thanks for the input. I was basing...

Graham, thanks for the input. I was basing mileage on a few comparison articles I have read. They were saying the Tenere was averaging in the 35 mpg range (with 23 mpg low and 40 mpg high). I'm...
Forum: Beasts 09-19-2012, 03:44 PM
Replies: 8,571
Views: 1,667,135
Posted By MEROST
What is your honest opinion of the Tenere as...

What is your honest opinion of the Tenere as compared to that BMW?
Forum: Beasts 09-18-2012, 01:55 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 2,614
Posted By MEROST
Changes for 2013 Tenere??

Does anyone know of changes in the 2013 other than color options? From what I have gathered here, the biggest issue with the Tenere is weak rear wheels? Any other really common issues?
Forum: Beasts 09-18-2012, 01:50 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 5,871
Posted By MEROST
Super Tenere vs 2013 BMW F800 GS

After riding a sport tourer (2005 FJR1300A) for the past eight years I'm finally ready to try an "adventure bike". As I got older I found I much prefer riding my enduro over my FJR because of the...
Forum: Parallel Universe 09-13-2012, 06:18 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 2,849
Posted By MEROST
On-Board Computer

What options should I get and which ones should I avoid. The one I'm looking at has heated grips, the on-board computer, saddle bag mounts, but I don't intend to get the BMW saddle bags. What...
Forum: Pics, pics, pics... 09-13-2012, 04:57 PM
Replies: 2,213
Views: 503,707
Posted By MEROST
http://stompro.smugmug.com/Motorcycle-Adventures/M...

http://stompro.smugmug.com/Motorcycle-Adventures/Motorcycle-Adventures/DSC00624edited-1/489093303_8smhj-X2.jpg...
Forum: Parallel Universe 09-13-2012, 06:17 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 2,849
Posted By MEROST
Issues with the F800

I think I've finally decided on getting a 2013 F800 GS. What are some of the commonly reported issues with this particular model?
Forum: Parallel Universe 09-11-2012, 04:59 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,261
Posted By MEROST
I have never bought a new BMW. How much will...

I have never bought a new BMW. How much will they haggle on price?
Forum: Parallel Universe 09-11-2012, 09:58 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,261
Posted By MEROST
Good BMW Dealership in AZ

After many weeks of contemplation I think I have decided I'm going to get a f800GS. I live in Southern AZ. Any particular BMW dealership in my region that is preferred?
Forum: The Garage 09-10-2012, 03:22 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 2,163
Posted By MEROST
Who sells springs?

Who sells springs?
Forum: The Garage 09-10-2012, 03:19 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 2,163
Posted By MEROST
That's the problem, there isn't much...

That's the problem, there isn't much adjustability on the rear shock (preload) and none of the fork. I weigh 220 lbs and I'm coming off a 450X. I know the 250L is not a race bike or a 450X, but I...
Forum: Thumpers 09-09-2012, 10:41 AM
Replies: 9,755
Views: 1,711,745
Posted By MEROST
I have never got less than 70 mpg with my...

I have never got less than 70 mpg with my CRF250L. It's very fuel efficient.
Forum: Thumpers 09-07-2012, 12:17 PM
Replies: 937
Views: 144,721
Posted By MEROST
What is and where did you get that windscreen? ...

What is and where did you get that windscreen? I'm digging the smoke on the grey DR.
Forum: West – California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 09-06-2012, 12:30 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,261
Posted By MEROST
I'm a bike mechanic and I have motorcycles. This...

I'm a bike mechanic and I have motorcycles. This would be perfect for me. I wished I lived in CA.
Forum: Thumpers 09-05-2012, 11:49 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 4,751
Posted By MEROST
I have 400 miles on my 250L and I get over 70...

I have 400 miles on my 250L and I get over 70 consistently. I filled up today and got 76 mpg - 220 lbs rider who rode conservatively
Forum: Thumpers 09-02-2012, 01:35 PM
Replies: 1,698
Views: 415,795
Posted By MEROST
Did you adjust the rear shock preload? If so,...

Did you adjust the rear shock preload? If so, what body panels did you have to take off to get to the shock?
Forum: Thumpers 08-31-2012, 09:31 PM
Replies: 1,698
Views: 415,795
Posted By MEROST
http://stompro.smugmug.com/Motorcycles/2013-CRF250...

http://stompro.smugmug.com/Motorcycles/2013-CRF250L/i-tDJdvjT/0/L/photo-2-L.jpghttp://stompro.smugmug.com/Motorcycles/2013-CRF250L/i-5FQgQ5b/0/L/photo-L.jpghttp://stompro.smugmug.com/Motorcycles/2013-...
Forum: Thumpers 08-27-2012, 02:42 PM
Replies: 1,769
Views: 820,403
Posted By MEROST
I don't suppose Mexico or Canada get the 660?

I don't suppose Mexico or Canada get the 660?
Forum: The Garage 08-25-2012, 10:13 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 2,163
Posted By MEROST
Best Suspension Company

I have a 2013 Honda CRF250L. Awesome bike, but the suspension would use some work. Suspension companies that do good work??
Forum: Thumpers 08-25-2012, 10:10 AM
Replies: 1,698
Views: 415,795
Posted By MEROST
Suspension

I'm really enjoying my 250L, but I see myself upgrading the suspension if at all possible - at least get springs for my weight. It appears the rear shock is preload adjustable, but the adjustment...
Forum: Thumpers 08-23-2012, 09:05 PM
Replies: 1,698
Views: 415,795
Posted By MEROST
That is exciting. You're going to love it!

That is exciting. You're going to love it!
Forum: Thumpers 08-22-2012, 09:31 PM
Replies: 1,698
Views: 415,795
Posted By MEROST
Took it out tonight after work for another short...

Took it out tonight after work for another short adventure. Up to 100 miles now, but I'm off Friday and I hope to put on another 200 miles to finish the break-in period. Then I'll start testing the...
Forum: Thumpers 08-22-2012, 09:28 PM
Replies: 1,698
Views: 415,795
Posted By MEROST
According to the owner's manual, it says 320 lbs....

According to the owner's manual, it says 320 lbs. I weight around 220 lbs, and even though I haven't really tested out the suspension I was looking to adjust the preload on the shock and fork for my...
Forum: Equipment 08-22-2012, 09:10 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 439
Posted By MEROST
Type of Helmet??

I've owned street bikes, all-out dirt bikes, and dual sport bikes. I normally always wear a Shoei RF1000 helmet on my street bike and I have a motocross-style helmet and goggles with I rode my dirt...
Forum: Thumpers 08-21-2012, 04:31 PM
Replies: 1,698
Views: 415,795
Posted By MEROST
I have several friends at the dealership down...

I have several friends at the dealership down here, and it's one of the biggest Honda dealerships in southwest, which is probably why they got one first. I paid list price. Because of the low price...
Forum: Thumpers 08-21-2012, 04:23 PM
Replies: 1,698
Views: 415,795
Posted By MEROST
Nope, it's 8,000 miles!! That's just crazy...

Nope, it's 8,000 miles!! That's just crazy awesome.
Forum: Thumpers 08-21-2012, 04:19 PM
Replies: 1,698
Views: 415,795
Posted By MEROST
I also picked up mine yesterday. In all honestly...

I also picked up mine yesterday. In all honestly my expectations of this bike were not very high, mostly because my previous dirt bike was a 2007 CRF450X. What sold me on the 2013 CRF250L was it's...
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