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Forum News / Re: Site - feedback
« on: July 30, 2015, 06:37:37 PM »
Thank u very much. See,I do check every day. Picked up some stock mufflers today. Make it quite.

Nice hijack of the thread rimtrail105. I have been contemplating putting stock exhaust on my bike.  I have full FMF with the programmer, my son is totally stock (same bike wr250r).  We  switch bikes all the time trying to figure out if the FMF does anything but make it loud.  If there is a performance gain, it is not dramatic.  I hate loud.  unfortunately, I don't have the stock stuff to put back on.  Really hate to buy stock, then find out the FMF really was giving me extra HP.

Forum News / Re: Site - feedback
« on: July 28, 2015, 09:42:09 PM »
I like the site and check it regularly.  I didn't get to ride much this summer.  I had a lot of projects going on at our new place taking my weekends >:(


General Discussion / Re: GoPro questions
« on: February 08, 2015, 06:50:29 PM »
I have not bought one yet.  I have my brothers at my house checking it out.  I am going to HI this year with the family. If I get one it will be before that trip.  My brother never uses his either.  So, I might just borrow his. 

General Discussion / Re: Tools to take
« on: February 04, 2015, 07:52:49 PM »
That is a cool tire set.  I bought the Motion Pro T-6 tire wrenches already.

General Discussion / Google Earth Pro FREE
« on: February 04, 2015, 02:35:04 PM »
Google earth Pro is now free.  I am not exactly sure how useful it will be.  Just thought I would pass along the info.

From the Google Earth Site:
First things first: The words "free trial" still appear in that URL, but as you'll see when you click through to the sign-up page, "Sign up is no longer required for Google Earth Pro." All you have to do is download the installer, run it, then sign in using your e-mail address (as your username) and license code GEPFREE.

it does afford some pretty cool extras not found in the free version, including:

    Advanced measurements: Measure parking lots and land developments with polygon area measure, or determine affected radius with circle measure.
    High-resolution printing: Print images up to 4,800 x 3,200 pixel resolution.
    Exclusive pro data layers: Demographics, parcels, and traffic count.
    Spreadsheet import: Ingest up to 2,500 addresses at a time, assigning place marks and style templates in bulk.
    Movie-Maker: Export Windows Media and QuickTime HD movies, up to 1,920x1,080-pixel resolution.

Trip Planning / Re: Feb 2015 TorC Ride
« on: January 20, 2015, 08:16:30 PM »
What fuel range do you think we are going to need?  I know there is gas in Winston.  Any other stations on the route?

General Discussion / Re: Tools to take
« on: January 20, 2015, 08:12:38 PM »
I ordered up some day trippers.  I had a hard time deciding between the day trippers and the E12's.  I think I will run the straps under the seat and just leave them on most of the time.  For camping trips I am sure I will need more storage, but for for day trips they look perfect. 

General Discussion / Re: Tools to take
« on: January 18, 2015, 08:52:27 AM »
Just carry some beer. Someone with tools will stop and help. 8)

I used to ride with a guy that brewed his own beer.  He always had a cold six pack to share. He never had a problem getting help.

General Discussion / Re: Tools to take
« on: January 17, 2015, 10:29:06 AM »
Great ideas.  I spent a fair amount of time on the tool thread over at ADV.  I don't think there is a single "right way" to pack tools.  Some guys pack for every problem imaginable and some pack minimal.  I went through my bike yesterday and wrote down all the Allen and hex head bolt sizes.  I have most everything I need, I just need to pack it.

I put a small bag on the front fender just to see what  a front fender bag would be like.  I don't like that it is going to block some of the head light.  For now I am going to get a small rear bag and put most everything in it.  As I ride more trips, I will surely modify.

I like the looks of the motion pro T6 tire iron combo wrench and will order a couple of those.  I usually use the small slime pump but might consider getting a hand pump also.  Since you guys pack everything I need, not to worried about the TOC ride in Feb.  :D

General Discussion / Tools to take
« on: January 15, 2015, 07:39:13 PM »
I am starting to put together a tool kit for the wrr.  With the KLR I had a big bag on the back that threw everything in (tools, tube, compressor, rain gear...).  I am trying to pack a little smaller now.  I am thinking a front fender bag for spare tube and tire repair stuff.  Then a small bag on the back with other tools and misc. for day rides.  Camelback for H2O,  lunch, rain coat... How do you pack your tools?

General Discussion / Re: GoPro questions
« on: January 15, 2015, 06:13:08 PM »
That looks like the new GoPro hero baseline model which can be purchased brand spanking new at Best Buy for $129.  Strange how people get caught up in the bidding hype.  Current bid is $131. 

General Discussion / Re: GoPro questions
« on: January 08, 2015, 03:47:38 PM »
Thanks for the input Ditch.  I tend to way over analyze everything.   

General Discussion / GoPro questions
« on: January 06, 2015, 08:19:42 PM »
I have the bug to get a GoPro.  I have never used an action cam and have a few questions. I am trying decide between the 3 plus hero black and the 4 silver. 

Both have very similar recording resolution.
The silver comes with a lcd back screen.  Would that be useful on a motorcycle helmet?
The black comes with a remote.  Would that be useful on a motorcycle.

You guys that have one, do you use the phone app to start and stop the recording?

General Discussion / Re: The AJP Motorcycle
« on: January 04, 2015, 06:48:56 PM »
I think if you are able to appreciate all the things a 12k dirt bike gives, then go for it. I can't. I'd be wasting about 9k.  :D

I'd be better off using that money learning how to ride better.

As far as that uber-adv bike goes, I think that's too much for what I define as an adventure bike. A lightweight bike on the highway is too light and I wouldn't want to go thrashing the thing around when I got to the dirt for fear of being stranded out in BFE. In other words, I'd rather haul a lightweight bike to Moab than ride one there. Nowadays it seems like the advbike is more of a comfortable highway bike that can ride down a dirt road.

I couldn't have said it any better. ::)  A 5-speed, lightweight bike is not going to be great on the highway.  I bet it kicks ass on the dirt. I would love to have one.  No way I will pay that much for it.  I would not pay that much for a new orange bike either.  I have way to many hobbies to spend 10-12K on a bike right now.  Maybe someday, but not now.

The AJP does look interesting and priced very well.  However, for a dirt only bike there are lots of options out there.

General Discussion / Re: The AJP Motorcycle
« on: January 01, 2015, 08:14:50 PM »
Dang, nice looking bike.  12k for a 450cc bike is freaking nuts. 

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