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Forum: The Garage 10-07-2014, 01:02 PM
Replies: 58
Views: 2,220
Posted By Proud Highway
Changed out the RFTs on my X5 to conventional...

Changed out the RFTs on my X5 to conventional Toyos. The car is much quieter, smoother and better handling. Wear out what you have and then switch to a high quality conventional tire, pack a little...
Forum: Thumpers 08-22-2014, 10:36 AM
Replies: 1,076
Views: 169,183
Posted By Proud Highway
Sicass Install Question

To those of you who went with the Sicass kit:

Does the engine have to be running for the headlight and blinkers to operate?

I've owned keyed dual sports that only required the ignition be...
Forum: The Rockies It's all downhill from here... 08-18-2014, 12:31 PM
Replies: 576
Views: 75,116
Posted By Proud Highway
I did COBDR on a geared down wr250r. I like the...

I did COBDR on a geared down wr250r. I like the idea of challenging machine and man; so I may go back with a bigger bike next time. That said, if you want to have a relaxed ride and take in the...
Forum: Ride reports 07-30-2014, 07:25 AM
Replies: 172
Views: 28,846
Posted By Proud Highway
x2. I'd like to review the public surveys of...

x2. I'd like to review the public surveys of that road.

Access in the west is more often lost to private owners illegal blocking public rights of way than to governmental/conservation...
Forum: The Rockies It's all downhill from here... 06-16-2014, 08:23 AM
Replies: 576
Views: 75,116
Posted By Proud Highway
Matterhorn in Lake City was good. IIRC about $90...

Matterhorn in Lake City was good. IIRC about $90 for 2 queen dual occ. http://www.matterhornmotel.com/
Forum: Thumpers 06-08-2014, 11:18 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 2,764
Posted By Proud Highway
I've owned a WR250R and 350exc-f. I don't...

I've owned a WR250R and 350exc-f. I don't disagree with any of the above observations. But for the kind of riding that you're describing, I think the x-ch is the near-perfect bike.

Instead...
Forum: The Rockies It's all downhill from here... 04-02-2014, 07:45 PM
Replies: 576
Views: 75,116
Posted By Proud Highway
The T-63 will be a near-perfect tire for the...

The T-63 will be a near-perfect tire for the actual COBDR. No firsthand experience with the K270, but I think it would do okay unless it's really wet. I went with a full knobby on the rear (MT21)...
Forum: The Rockies It's all downhill from here... 02-20-2014, 01:20 PM
Replies: 576
Views: 75,116
Posted By Proud Highway
Did both last year on small bikes. IMO, the...

Did both last year on small bikes. IMO, the UTBDR is slightly more technical on account of the sand and poorer conditions that prevail on the UT roads. If the ride out and back were not a factor, I...
Forum: The Rockies It's all downhill from here... 02-07-2014, 09:47 AM
Replies: 22,284
Views: 2,039,046
Posted By Proud Highway
I couldn't help but think this: ...

I couldn't help but think this:
http://www.amazon.com/Kawasaki-W99997-101A-Fire-Extinguisher/dp/B00844XTJI
:lol3
Forum: Equipment 01-21-2014, 11:19 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,195
Posted By Proud Highway
Wife has a HUD in the grocery getter. I was...

Wife has a HUD in the grocery getter. I was skeptical at first, but it has completely ruined me for looking at gauges/nav. After a while, monitoring the speed in six o'clock position of my field of...
Forum: Thumpers 01-08-2014, 10:52 PM
Replies: 332
Views: 22,323
Posted By Proud Highway
I had a 350 exc. I don't regret buying it, but...

I had a 350 exc. I don't regret buying it, but it wasn't the right bike for me. I was underwhelmed with the suspension--hours of fiddling and it never felt right.

It was the EFI and WP that...
Forum: Thumpers 12-16-2013, 01:59 PM
Replies: 11,469
Views: 545,654
Posted By Proud Highway
It's the heir to the XR400 legacy. You won't...

It's the heir to the XR400 legacy. You won't regret the purchase, but you probably won't be bowled over with excitement either.
Forum: Ride reports 11-29-2013, 09:24 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 4,340
Posted By Proud Highway
I got the impression that the changes for 2014...

I got the impression that the changes for 2014 might better avoid the areas that are subject to fire-related closure as well as add more ST.
Forum: The Rockies It's all downhill from here... 10-24-2013, 01:46 PM
Replies: 22,284
Views: 2,039,046
Posted By Proud Highway
These cultures like to kid around.

These cultures like to kid around.
Forum: Ride reports 10-07-2013, 10:32 AM
Replies: 106
Views: 17,113
Posted By Proud Highway
We saw you guys coming in just as we were leaving...

We saw you guys coming in just as we were leaving Telluride. Then you passed us on the way up to Ophir. We were the pair stopped on the wr250r and f800gs at the road crossing.

Knowing what was...
Forum: Ride reports 09-27-2013, 09:50 AM
Replies: 58
Views: 7,739
Posted By Proud Highway
Nice.

Nice.
Forum: The Rockies It's all downhill from here... 09-25-2013, 09:05 PM
Replies: 576
Views: 75,116
Posted By Proud Highway
Nice photos. :clap I think we were in Lake City...

Nice photos. :clap I think we were in Lake City at the same time (Sept 8?). We saw the guy with the orange cast in the Packer Saloon.
Forum: The Rockies It's all downhill from here... 09-24-2013, 04:05 PM
Replies: 576
Views: 75,116
Posted By Proud Highway
COBDR Sept 7-12 Did the UTBDR in July and...

COBDR Sept 7-12

Did the UTBDR in July and thought it couldn't be topped. COBDR was mind-blowing. Many thanks to Butler Maps, BDR et al for promoting these rides.
...
Forum: The Rockies It's all downhill from here... 09-23-2013, 12:16 PM
Replies: 22,284
Views: 2,039,046
Posted By Proud Highway
COBDR Sept 7-12 ...

COBDR Sept 7-12
http://myfamilymylife.smugmug.com/Motorcycles/COBDR/i-vT9hNVS/0/L/IMG_2399-L.jpg
http://myfamilymylife.smugmug.com/Motorcycles/COBDR/i-QCDMNKm/0/L/IMG_2370-L.jpg
...
Forum: Thumpers 09-03-2013, 09:11 PM
Replies: 45,325
Views: 8,867,005
Posted By Proud Highway
Nice looking bike. Thank you for your service.

Nice looking bike. Thank you for your service.
Forum: Thumpers 08-22-2013, 01:37 PM
Replies: 45,325
Views: 8,867,005
Posted By Proud Highway
I thought the dealer cost was ~$5800. What's a...

I thought the dealer cost was ~$5800. What's a good price on a 2013?
Forum: The Rockies It's all downhill from here... 08-21-2013, 08:18 AM
Replies: 22,284
Views: 2,039,046
Posted By Proud Highway
Do these leases nullify public rights of way? I...

Do these leases nullify public rights of way? I was under the impression that the lessees took the property subject to existing public roads.
Forum: Ride reports 08-10-2013, 09:04 PM
Replies: 55
Views: 7,259
Posted By Proud Highway
I was following your progress on FB, Spot and the...

I was following your progress on FB, Spot and the MJ forum.

Well done. The hammock and the hoisting help from those old timers makes for a great story.

Sad news about the Katoom. I want to...
Forum: Thumpers 08-09-2013, 10:05 AM
Replies: 4,596
Views: 1,121,727
Posted By Proud Highway
I've been rolling my registration/insurance docs...

I've been rolling my registration/insurance docs under the cross bar pad cover (Protaper) on my bikes for years. They stay dry and out of the way.

It doesn't make much difference anyway the TW...
Forum: The Rockies It's all downhill from here... 08-08-2013, 09:32 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 478
Posted By Proud Highway
I did the UTBDR in July--you will love it. ...

I did the UTBDR in July--you will love it.

I'm thinking about picking up a Wr250r for the COBDR.
Forum: The Rockies It's all downhill from here... 08-06-2013, 07:07 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 478
Posted By Proud Highway
COBDR in early September?

I'm thinking about doing the COBDR in early September, possibly 2nd through 8th; Labor Day week. Is it going to be a madhouse on the trails/passes traffic wise? I've read some RRs from this summer...
Forum: Ride reports 08-03-2013, 10:59 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,877
Posted By Proud Highway
Nice pics. Be sure to give us a follow up on the...

Nice pics. Be sure to give us a follow up on the engine. BTW: keep an eye on the stray webbing/straps. :p3rry
Forum: The Rockies It's all downhill from here... 07-18-2013, 09:09 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,993
Posted By Proud Highway
Wicked I rode the UTBDR June 29th - July 3rd (sans...

I rode the UTBDR June 29th - July 3rd (sans section 3). I was on a TW200 and my riding partner a very well sorted f800gs.

Except for the tourists in the rental minivans/crossovers on the first...
Forum: The Rockies It's all downhill from here... 07-09-2013, 10:47 PM
Replies: 22,284
Views: 2,039,046
Posted By Proud Highway
We never ventured though Monticello proper, we...

We never ventured though Monticello proper, we stayed at the campground at the base of the Abajo Mtns and rode the La Sal route for section 2. We decided not to risk getting pinned down in Lockhart...
Forum: The Rockies It's all downhill from here... 07-09-2013, 10:15 PM
Replies: 22,284
Views: 2,039,046
Posted By Proud Highway
It was equipped w/ Seat Concepts seat, high-rise...

It was equipped w/ Seat Concepts seat, high-rise bars and giant footpegs. I was actually very comfortable the whole trip. The bike wheezed a little over Bald Mtn Pass (10,700 ft, 55mph slab), but...
Forum: Thumpers 07-09-2013, 02:02 PM
Replies: 4,596
Views: 1,121,727
Posted By Proud Highway
June 29 - July 3 UTBDR (sans section 3) 916...

June 29 - July 3 UTBDR (sans section 3)
916 miles on the tw200
Finally checked one of my dream rides off the list. It did not disappoint. The TW performed flawlessly BTW. It got a little wheezy...
Forum: The Rockies It's all downhill from here... 07-09-2013, 01:31 PM
Replies: 22,284
Views: 2,039,046
Posted By Proud Highway
June 29 - July 3 UTBDR (sans section 3) 916...

June 29 - July 3 UTBDR (sans section 3)
916 miles on the tw200
Finally checked one of my dream rides off the list. It did not disappoint.
...
Forum: Americas 06-11-2013, 02:13 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,541
Posted By Proud Highway
Labor Day (Sept 2nd) is the unofficial close of...

Labor Day (Sept 2nd) is the unofficial close of the season for Bear Lake. That weekend is busy, but thereafter the place becomes very quiet.

The Utah State Marina is a few miles from the Idaho...
Forum: Thumpers 05-22-2013, 07:11 PM
Replies: 4,596
Views: 1,121,727
Posted By Proud Highway
Logan. Not familiar with Highline. I...

Logan.

Not familiar with Highline.

I recently acquired a TW. The more I ride it the more it makes me think it could be used for the UTBDR-type ride.
Forum: Thumpers 05-22-2013, 08:22 AM
Replies: 4,596
Views: 1,121,727
Posted By Proud Highway
Those photos are amazing. Are you in the Oxford...

Those photos are amazing. Are you in the Oxford Peak region?
Forum: The Rockies It's all downhill from here... 04-12-2013, 12:56 PM
Replies: 111
Views: 5,281
Posted By Proud Highway
MJ referendums bring a lot of people to the polls...

MJ referendums bring a lot of people to the polls who do not otherwise vote. This has electoral consequences that extend beyond MJ because these voters pull the lever on candidates too. If the GOP...
Forum: Ride reports 04-05-2013, 03:18 PM
Replies: 400
Views: 166,794
Posted By Proud Highway
A little OT, but what type of finish is that on...

A little OT, but what type of finish is that on your garage floor?
Forum: The Rockies It's all downhill from here... 03-20-2013, 09:53 AM
Replies: 22,284
Views: 2,039,046
Posted By Proud Highway
Does this odometer look suspicious? I'm thinking...

Does this odometer look suspicious? I'm thinking about adding a TW200 to the stable as a buddy bike. Even the wear on the spare key...
...
Forum: The Rockies It's all downhill from here... 03-05-2013, 10:43 AM
Replies: 22,284
Views: 2,039,046
Posted By Proud Highway
Any chance that people weren't injured? :(

Any chance that people weren't injured? :(
Forum: The Rockies It's all downhill from here... 02-25-2013, 10:49 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 663
Posted By Proud Highway
I like Brigham and the greater Box Elder County. ...

I like Brigham and the greater Box Elder County. The farms are clean and fairly prosperous. You've also got aerospace (ATK) manufacturing (Nucor), transport/logistics (huge Walmart depot) and...
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