VENTURING SOUTH on DRZ's

Discussion in 'Ride Reports - Epic Rides' started by Romanousky, Jan 9, 2013.

  1. Adv Grifter

    Adv Grifter on the road o'dreams

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    Sore ears a common problem with Ear Plug users. Most are using the stiff foam plugs ... not good. Ditch 'em.

    The Howard Leight Laser Lites are ... very SOFT ... and don't abuse your ear canals even after hours and hours. Quite comfortable overnight too.
    I've tested most brands of ear plugs. (movie/tv sound man)

    It's not the exhaust that will damage your hearing. It's low frequency wind rumble (sub audible) at speed. The low Freq's oscillate the Scilia (tiny hairs) around your ear drum, and low freq "move" ear drum. Not good. Over time/miles low frequencies will do permanent damage to your hearing.

    You probably won't notice until you reach your 50's. First you lose high frequency hearing. Becomes hard to understand conversations at parties/ Bars. High freq. is important for conversation. (sibilance). Next, your mid range goes away ... by then your pretty much deaf. Take care!

    Good luck tracking down drive line parts! !Suerte!
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    bigdon Long timer

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    Huh? what 'd you say?
  3. Romanousky

    Romanousky Been here awhile

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    Pretty much there bud. People that give me a hearing testing look at me dumbfounded when I have raised my hand 90 seconds into the ordeal. "So, why don't you get hearing aids." "Surviving without sweetheart"

    I'm a little late on it all but will seriously give these Laser light things a shot when I get home. They got a website or can I score them off of amazon?
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    Bogfarth Fridge Magnet Safety Tester

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    Keel&Chine Skilled Lurker

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    Just found this thread a little while ago and have spent a bunch of time catching up. I was a little too late to the party to tell you to skip Nasca though, as you found out, that place is boring :D Another boring place? Lake Titticaca - unless you're going to Bolivia, don't bother, it's not exciting. Arequipa, on the other hand, is probably worth a visit.

    Hey, I saw you had a custom seat made by a place in Albany - how're you liking it? I have an 09 DRZ S, and while it's a great bike, I never would've thought to take it on a trip like you're on right now because that stock seat is a bloody torture rack after 50 to 100 miles. Curious to hear how you like yours. How much standing on the pegs do you do during a normal day?
  6. Romanousky

    Romanousky Been here awhile

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    Romanousky Been here awhile

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    Good information. I am going to the lake because I am going to Bolivia. However, I will not plan to spend any time there. I missed out on Arequipa....got save some parts for next time right?

    The seat: Great seat! Doubt you can get anything better for the DRZ. I hated the stock seat on my S model. My SM seat really didn't feel too bad to me. Don't know what the difference was, maybe just sitting position. I actually did my biggest day on the SM @ 550 miles. My biggest day on this trip was about 490 miles. I love standing on my bike. On my SM I stand 40% of the time. On this trip, I rarely stand unless offroad (maybe 10% of my day).....don't know why. My bike also came with the gel seat as a spare....it is terrible, don't even consider it. Worse than stock in my opinion
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  9. Adv Grifter

    Adv Grifter on the road o'dreams

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    My first time at Titicaca it was too cold to enjoy. Next trip was warm and nice. I took a boat out to Isla Del Sol ... about an hours boat ride. Villagers took in tourists there. Enjoyed hiking around and beach/ swimming on the leeward side. Basic village life. Very slow going. Spent 3 days out there.

    I hope you can do the "Death Road" from La Paz down to Coroico. I've done this twice ... in a Bus where outside dualie wheels hung over the edge :eek1

    I spent time in Coroico helping a very ill Canadian guy who was stuck there. I got him back up to La Paz to his Embassy, they flew him home. It's a cool little town, best butterflies in the world and SO tropical compared to the Alti Plano. Enjoy!
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    Welcome.... subscribed. :lurk
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    Xylx Been here awhile

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    I use Howard Leight Max ear plugs every night and have for years. Rarely any discomfort. I shorten them a little so they don't go in too far. Also after a shower the moisture seats them so there's no noise getting through. I wear them riding too with no issues. Romanousky, send me your address and I will send you some Lazers and Maxs to try when you get back. I've got hundreds in my drawer in little individual packages.

    Longtime lurker first time poster. I'm a DRZ rider and love this thread.
  12. BearIt

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    I'll 2nd the Mr Ed's Moto seat. I've got one on my DRZ. It's worth every dime.
  13. Clem Kevin

    Clem Kevin Nude With Boots

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    These are the ear plugs I use, I have a 200-pack box. My ears always hurt after using plugs, so I bought a package of different kinds and these were my favorite out of the 20something different brands.
  14. rtwpaul

    rtwpaul out riding...

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    little late for you on the sprocket cross reference but here you go for future reference down the road front and rears are here LINK

    also the regional forums on here are good for contacts and HU community HERE more specific locations when you are need of help along the way

    OK back to you guys keep it rolling...:clap
  15. woodly1069

    woodly1069 Long timer

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    Hey guys just wanting to check out Mr. Ed's website after all the good reviews but the link is broken. Guess he's still around but ? I have found a few You Tube videos that show his work and it looks great, problem is, I am on the other side of the country and the videos say that the rider should stay through the process so it's not like I could ship it. Any thoughts on who might do something similar on the east side of the Mississippi? Thanks and sorry for the hijack, ride on fellas! :clap
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    woodly1069 Long timer

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    thank you, that link works, guess I should call the guy!
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    It seemed as you were close in proximity at least,it's good to see you having a good time,that's what your there for,keep up the good posting!!!!
  20. Romanousky

    Romanousky Been here awhile

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    Awesome! Great to have more folks...more motivation for me.