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  1. rockydrxrvr

    New Sideracks thumbs-up

    What happened?...the Rack Seller on Ebay disappeared. What is the Site/Link or Name of the Company. I need to order a set.
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    DR650 rack design ideas

    I just bought a DR today...eagerly waiting what pans out.
  3. Discussion for today...2500 miles from home, Almost at the tip of Baja, some long, long, jeep roads, sandy, rocky, alternating between hard and soft. You're on a twin adventure bike, darn! a Honda xr650l would sure look good for the next week. So...........What ever it takes to get on top of the washboard surface. After three hours of this, my teeth are starting to hurt. But, what the hey.....I'm headed to another fishing village on the Pacific, ....Rider heaven But the Question Begs..... Question 1) Best speed you've found for the washboard roads, to comfortably stay on top ....a twin vs. a single? 2) Does it matter, as long as you bought a 1000 dollar rear shock. 3) And of course is lighter better (duh), but you're still packed down with your camping gear. 4) What kind of adventure can a rider plan with a 'pack and rack' toy like a 250 dual sport? Or....is this just too slow, and a way to get run over? 5) What is the best, tough, dual sport tire on the market today, Something for the Rock and Sand roads of Baja? (translation: tough carcass) Just something to ponder.........
  4. Thank's If an alarm goes off in your head.......eyeballs click ........and repeat after me. "Oh man,,,I can't really make a deal, SORRY......."
  5. I have a couple of items over $100.00 for sale on TT classified. Anybody else getting request from a guy in the United Kingdom to buy your items??? He doesn't have a command of english skills or acts too good to be true as a buyer? Just me being paranoid or did someone with the initials of J.K. try to buy something from you too?
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    They're just old boots

    Why thank you Dan........and yes, we had no more than two Miller's each.
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    New dual sport ride partners in Oregon.

    Keep in touch,,,,planning a camp out and dual-sport ride in eastern oregon the first week Aug......trucking my ttr250 to the Steens Mtn. high country, trail and /or jeep roads to isolated one store towns. Prepare for cold nights, Camp fires, high desert views forever, smell of sage brush. I do believe a license plate would be smart. Older but experienced riders, NOT RACERS. So keep in touch
  8. So, Dave, My friend dug thru his attic, found his first riding boots, A pair of Villas, well beaten, and the veteran of his riding days in the early 1970's, some of the liner, with age, starting to crumple in his hands. Bottoms worn smooth, three out of the four metal tap like ends gone. Like some forgotten bastard child, wanting some recognition........" Ya know Rock, I think I want to be buried with these on." (A grin and wince from a locked up knee,As he came down the attic ladder) I know his health is going down Hill, and the pause of his actions while handling them, makes me know this is not a time for smart ass remarks. The memories, like the ground in California Dust, are imbedded in the leather. He and I both learned how to overcome the law of physics, while hill and trail riding to the rhythm of endless "S" turns thru the Pine and Manzanita in the Costal Hills, and Sierras of California. Ahhh.....what days, around 1970, and the first Yamaha,DT-1's, He and I both rode Triumph 500 singles in the Woods as well. "Momentum.......that's the key Rock. A Object in Motion, wants to stay in Motion." And those bikes, with those stock trails tires and those old boots,..........the places seen. Favorites like the razor back ridges with barely a trail thru the brush at Clear Creek (A view of the Cal. Central Valley to the East, and to the West, the Sun Setting in the Pacific Ocean, damn near) , Mercy Hot Springs, Pinoche, China Grade all the way to the Pacific Coast. Or how about the Enduro's and Motocross Events entered with those old boots....... Those old boots visited Southern Oregon around that time, Soda Mountain, the Jacksonville Hills, with roller coaster smooth, seldom ridden trails...... Even dust from the Nevada Desert is still in the stitching. While I sat on his shop stool, and We talked about how my Suzuki TM125 never could beat those Silver Honda Elsinore 125's at the Santa Cruz Fairground Motocross races...........I noticed plenty of room in his trash can. He already threw old knee guards, stiff gloves, and goggles away. But those Old Boots....... Well, I'll be damn if he didn't take them back up the ladder, lay them in a box, and.... ah....er....I must say somewhat like a honor guard, put them back to rest. Ah, Hell, they're just ole boots?.......But, then again, I wouldn't expect him to do it any other way.
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    4.5 housrs at the Tecate border crossing!

    So on my air cooled DR650, I just split lanes and go to the front of the Line? A year ago, my first time across, behind a group leader, there was no line. I guess, just lucky. So........next time, with my DR, loaded down for two weeks of camping and motel mix........You guys are telling me bikes are allowed to cut up front? I need to know, to plan what time would be best to avoid heat and/or crowds.
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    ttr250 rear shock

    Disappointed with my rear shock, my ttr250 seems to beat my ass end silly, I can't believe how much smoother a crf250x rides over the rocky trails
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    Quit or Back Off

    Regarding your kids and multiple injuries. This is a slight redo of a previous post. Something to consider when your kids are going thru serious injury recovery the second or third time. Give competition a rest, unless your son or daughter is going to inherit a small fortune, you should think about what kind of body he is going to end up with, while trying to make a living , just a decade away. I have two sons who are in their twenties now, and although a few small injuries in their riding lives never sent them to the emergency room, they need functioning joints and bones, and a spine that doesn't cause misery trying to bring the bacon home now. Your son's body is the house his spirit lives in. If everyday he is in pain due to a mounting list of injuries, this broken down house will be difficult to maintain the soul. My youngest son did a moderate twist to his knee riding at age 10. It followed him years afterward. It affected his love and performance level in sports. He said "Dad there's other sports than dirt bikes. I want to go out for basketball." As a moto-freak with a garage full of Hondas....I didn't want to believe his XR would be parked, but understood, and never pushed him to ride after that. We did the trail rides on occassion, but no competition. In years after,---Some of the best times we had were shooting baskets, one on one, or the road and camping trip with mountain bikes along the Calif. coast, including Big Sur as he slowly left his injury behind several years later. BUT I STOPPED THE INJURY CYCLE. As I approach 57, and the Orthopedic Doc said the only procedure he can perform next on my knee is a total replacement, I get the message. BUT I STILL RIDE ARMORED. My son's married now, with a tough job, but coming up to Oregon from Cal. to visit, we have a trail ride planned. The whole point is, Ride Mindfully in Balance with a Life to Make a living.
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    How do you know when it is time?

    Give it a rest, unless your son is going to inherit a small fortune, you should think about what kind of body he is going to end up with, while trying to make a living , just a decade away. I have two sons who are in their twenties now, and although a few small injuries in their riding lives never sent them to the emergency room, they need functioning joints and bones, and a spine that doesn't cause misery trying to bring the bacon home now. Your son's body is the house his spirit lives in. If everyday he is in pain due to a mounting list of injuries, this broken down house will be difficult to maintain the soul. My youngest son did a moderate twist to his knee riding at age 10. It followed him years afterward. It affected his love and performance level in sports. He said "Dad there's other sports than dirt bikes. I want to go out for basketball." As a moto-freak with a garage full of Hondas....I didn't want to believe it, but never pushed him to ride after that. We did the trail ride thing on occassion, but no comp. Some of the best times we had were shooting baskets, one on one, or the road and camping trip with mountain bikes along the Calif. coast including Big Sur as he slowly left his injury behind several years later. BUT I STOPPED THE INJURY CYCLE. As I approach 57, and the Orthopedic Doc said the only procedure he can perform next on my knee is a total replacement, I get the message. BUT I STILL RIDE ARMORED.
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    Engine stuck! No wait, it's unstuck! What the#*&@!

    It could be a side cover pin, that has fallen out, that jams and unjams as it moves about in the gear or clutch area. They use pins to align the cover if I recall, ......Take the left cover off and see if a pin or keeper is at the bottom, or....the pin may be stuck to the magnetic part of the Rotor, Stator, Alternator Assembly. Use a puller if you have to,,,,to look inside the Magnetic part of the Flywheel or Rotor....that makes the electrical juice. I watched a friend have a problem with his xr400 after a BOZO at a shop put it back together, and a Loose cover pin inside the rotating stator caused a problem just like yours. Lay the bike on it's right side, with everything clean, before you start this evening project, ALSO ROTATE THE REAR WHEEL,( REMOVE SPARK PLUG) AND OBSERVE THE GEARS AS THEY MESH, WHILE YOU HAVE THE BEAST ON IT'S SIDE. LOOK FOR ANYTHING BINDING. LET ME KNOW HOW IT GOES.
  14. I have a dual sported yam. ttr250........everything works except getting a electronic flasher to work my l.e.d. signal lights. I specifically bought a 12 volt electronic flasher, then wired it inline to the power source leaving the handlebar switch. As I understand this flasher, a 12 volt source goes thru the unit,,,is activated, then open and closes the circuit. Well,,,,hooking the flasher in line got me the same as before, ON ALL THE TIME WITH NO PULSE OR FLASH,,,WHAT AM I DOING WRONG? Was followed by Police as I rode on a short outing by a airport frontage road. As I turned off a side road.....I manually flipped blinker switch several times to the left side ON/OFF ON/OFF ETC. IN A QUICK ACTION WITH MY THUMB. HE GAVE ME A WAVE AND COOLY CRUISED ON BY.........ENOUGH OF THIS....TIME TO GET IT FIXED. Anyone run into this problem before? When the bike shops open next week I plan on taking a look on what type of small flashers bikes use, But, beings I'm running LED lights, I may not use stock flashers. Help will be appreciated.
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    Desperate poor college student

    I pulled my dr350 with one of those 4 by 8 trailers behind a 4 cyl. Ford Tempo. Multi state, so it can be done. I figured it was no worse than putting a couple of fat Quad riders in the back seat. Ah, er, I'm sorry---- my days coming with the bad knee, I might have to ride one of those Fat Man Toys.
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