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  1. TiresWheelsBrakes

    Just mounted an e-805 and don't like the look or how the tread lays out for what would be lean angles on pavement. 😐 Maybe it's nothing. Really interested in off pavement traction. I'll be real close to Slaven's next month and will see what he has for Motoz.
  2. Wow! That's one light battery!
  3. TiresWheelsBrakes

    Ok. Thanks Jason.
  4. TiresWheelsBrakes

    Anyone know of a seller for the Tractionator Adventure in a size 150/70-18?
  5. TiresWheelsBrakes

    The knobs of the H/T look twice the height of the 805. Is this accurate?
  6. Under two and a half pounds; how did that compare to your OEM battery on that scale?
  7. Concept seems very useful--reserve charge to start the engine. Have to consider this battery during a future replacement. https://shop.antigravitybatteries.com/restart-technology/ Anyone using this now?
  8. Honda and Yamaha with their CRF450X's and WR450F's respectively are about to lose-out on a niche segment! Again.
  9. Quite some detailed record-keeping! My expense logs for several adventures around the US roll up to a cost per day. Lodging has been a mixture of tent, cabin, and hotel. So, food, fuel, and lodging expenses varied between $70 to $101 per day--mostly in the $90/day range. The occasional hotel room (convenience) have had the biggest impact on expenses. Restaurants are the second highest expense.
  10. When you mentioned the thought of a 690/701, I was thinking a 450 would be better. Now, you should have a good time in the dunes!
  11. REI has Spot III for $75, and a store associate tells me $75 rebate is occasionally run. If/when it happens again, please post that here if observed.
  12. Though not a charity, the American Motorcyclist Association is worthwhile as they are the voice of motorcyclists with their finger on the pulse a topics relating to our sport. Recently, their grass-roots efforts put a California Bill (S.B. 249) into permanent law where the California OHV program will thrive--with funding too. Also, the fight against E15 at the pumps where most motorcycles only approve E10 (maximum) for use. The EPA had some really stupid assumptions and recommendations for motorcycles such as pumping a minimum of four gallons to ensure proper fueling. Remember a couple of years ago where kid's motorcycles such as CRF-50's and PW-50's were banned from sale because frame paint contained lead and it was feared that kids might eat this paint? Yeah, for real. The bill was targeting kids toys and these motorcycles were caught in the net. Groups (and kids) marched on Washington with a "we just want to ride" mantra to exclude small motorcycles. They won and these bikes are again legal to sell in the US. http://www.americanmotorcyclist.com/ At least catch their posts with https://www.instagram.com/ama_riding/ and https://twitter.com/ama_rights https://twitter.com/ama_riding
  13. Found this at advtracks and figured to mention this because having just discovered the ADVtracks website, I find it useful. I also see a couple of XLADV members have posted tracks too. https://advtracks.online/tracks/view/303_beyond_starbucks_gold_route
  14. Center stand with the AT, but do have a PowerStands Valentino Max for swing arms. Used this stand with the former Z1000 and 690ER. It's a one-person set-up as the handle faces forward with a bike. Then, the handle detaches to get out of the way if needed. There is also a TrackMaster stand that will prop-up the front wheel when placed at the bottom of fork legs--just need to see if it will work with the 21" front of the AT. If not, I will try the swing arm stand with a prop under the engine/skid-plate. That will be soon with tires sitting in the garage waiting to be installed.
  15. Thanks for the update Eric! Sounds like you'll survive. Better, because your planned activities are not going to slow down!