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Forum: Pacific Northwet - Where it's green. And wet. 05-23-2015, 02:48 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 4,695
Posted By OrangeYZ
The track has a brake. The rear brake pedal will...

The track has a brake. The rear brake pedal will get packed with snow and quit working when it gets frozen, so most people get a long brake line and run it to the handlebar instead.
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 05-19-2015, 01:53 PM
Replies: 90
Views: 5,770
Posted By OrangeYZ
Shitty KLRs and Wee Stroms roll out of the...

Shitty KLRs and Wee Stroms roll out of the factory every day!





Your list is unique and innovative and we have never seen one quite like it.
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 05-12-2015, 09:28 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,214
Posted By OrangeYZ
What bike? What tires? How steep is this off...

What bike? What tires? How steep is this off camber and down hill turn?

Generic answer: Use the rear brake, don't use the front brake. It's not just for Harley riders :pot
Forum: Pacific Northwet - Where it's green. And wet. 05-09-2015, 04:05 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 1,612
Posted By OrangeYZ
Well I'll go against the grain and say that I've...

Well I'll go against the grain and say that I've never been able to make it work.
If I'm going on even just a weekend trip, I need to start with some kind of plan. Even if I throw that plan away...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 05-07-2015, 07:47 AM
Replies: 113
Views: 7,554
Posted By OrangeYZ
The ones that can turn around faster don't get...

The ones that can turn around faster don't get eaten.
Forum: Thumpers 05-06-2015, 03:30 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 340
Posted By OrangeYZ
Number of spoke holes maybe, and probably the...

Number of spoke holes maybe, and probably the angle of the spokes because a rear hub has to be bigger to handle power going through it.
Forum: Americas 05-06-2015, 10:21 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,051
Posted By OrangeYZ
It's a franchise, but Abby's Pizza is really...

It's a franchise, but Abby's Pizza is really good. Excellent pizza, great but expensive fried chicken.
A bunch of them in Oregon and a few in Washington.
Forum: Trip Planning 05-05-2015, 01:44 PM
Replies: 53
Views: 6,038
Posted By OrangeYZ
I was trying to make a "Mountain House food isn't...

I was trying to make a "Mountain House food isn't food" joke, but I didn't realize I had stumbled into a serious thread on the serious internet. Carry on :rolleyes



:D
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 05-05-2015, 01:14 PM
Replies: 113
Views: 7,554
Posted By OrangeYZ
Which can turn faster, the whale or the trout?

Which can turn faster, the whale or the trout?
Forum: Trip Planning 05-05-2015, 07:45 AM
Replies: 53
Views: 6,038
Posted By OrangeYZ
Yes, but what about Mountain House?

Yes, but what about Mountain House?
Forum: Trip Planning 05-03-2015, 05:53 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,261
Posted By OrangeYZ
An axle nut wrench

An axle nut wrench
Forum: Pacific Northwet - Where it's green. And wet. 05-02-2015, 04:18 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 589
Posted By OrangeYZ
Environmentalists versus other environmentalists?...

Environmentalists versus other environmentalists?
Hope it turns out like Stalingrad!
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 05-02-2015, 01:34 PM
Replies: 82
Views: 4,438
Posted By OrangeYZ
Yes. I've turned a two week trip into a six day...

Yes. I've turned a two week trip into a six day trip when I figured out that the storm I was riding through wasn't going away.
I do these trips for fun. Being soaked to the bone before I get out...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 04-30-2015, 02:09 PM
Replies: 473
Views: 17,899
Posted By OrangeYZ
Maybe, but that would be riding a slow bike slow...

Maybe, but that would be riding a slow bike slow :deal
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 04-30-2015, 11:50 AM
Replies: 473
Views: 17,899
Posted By OrangeYZ
Riding a fast bike slow: ...

Riding a fast bike slow:
http://i246.photobucket.com/albums/gg108/FuggyFilms/Utah%20Moto%20Trip%202014/DSC00404_zps725fa1a9.jpg

300cc two stroke = Not a slow bike
He's in first gear, maybe 1/4...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 04-30-2015, 09:18 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,372
Posted By OrangeYZ
That's the abbreviation for "braking...

That's the abbreviation for "braking system"
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 04-30-2015, 09:07 AM
Replies: 473
Views: 17,899
Posted By OrangeYZ
Motorcycles are available anywhere from 10 HP to...

Motorcycles are available anywhere from 10 HP to I don't know 150 HP.
So yeah, at 35HP the DR650 is on the slow end of the scale.
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 04-29-2015, 02:57 PM
Replies: 82
Views: 3,920
Posted By OrangeYZ
There's an app for that: ...

There's an app for that:
http://www.motorcycle-superstore.com/44847/i/bikemaster-round-mirror
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 04-29-2015, 07:13 AM
Replies: 82
Views: 3,920
Posted By OrangeYZ
http://i.ytimg.com/vi/MHkRHUvGa3A/maxresdefault.jp...

http://i.ytimg.com/vi/MHkRHUvGa3A/maxresdefault.jpg
Forum: Trip Planning 04-27-2015, 08:12 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 902
Posted By OrangeYZ
Yeah sure. Use extra straps on the rear side...

Yeah sure.

Use extra straps on the rear side of the bike to deal with hard braking if it happens.
If there's a wall at the front, maybe put the sideways bike in front so that hard braking would...
Forum: Pacific Northwet - Where it's green. And wet. 04-22-2015, 11:53 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 727
Posted By OrangeYZ
Sherman Creek east of Lowell. Goes from Hwy 12...

Sherman Creek east of Lowell. Goes from Hwy 12 up to Road 500.

Smooth and flowy, good warm up trail if you have beginners in the group :evil
...
Forum: Thumpers 04-22-2015, 11:06 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 4,234
Posted By OrangeYZ
The 20k DR650 in the OP and the 80k DR in the...

The 20k DR650 in the OP and the 80k DR in the post before this one could conceivably be the same bike :eek1
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 04-22-2015, 10:53 AM
Replies: 100
Views: 7,036
Posted By OrangeYZ
Did it last year, haven't thought of a new Dream...

Did it last year, haven't thought of a new Dream Trip yet :D

Edit: Going to do the Colorado BDR in September, so I guess that counts as a dream trip.

Probably under snow, and it's not September...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 04-21-2015, 12:12 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,904
Posted By OrangeYZ
If you will be riding in dust a lot, consider...

If you will be riding in dust a lot, consider that the Triumph air filter is a huge pain to get to. I don't know how bad the BMW or Suzuki are, but I doubt they could be any worse.
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 04-21-2015, 10:56 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 2,939
Posted By OrangeYZ
Not a problem at the speeds I ride on the street...

Not a problem at the speeds I ride on the street :deal
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 04-21-2015, 09:38 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 2,939
Posted By OrangeYZ
I wheelie in the dirt more. Dirt turns: Lean...

I wheelie in the dirt more.

Dirt turns: Lean the bike, not your body. This is because the tires are constantly sliding in and out of traction, and having your body in a neutral position makes it...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 04-21-2015, 07:29 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 4,272
Posted By OrangeYZ
Don't you know that dropping a bike is a badge of...

Don't you know that dropping a bike is a badge of honor around here, especially if it's on a wide smooth road where a Honda Civic could get through without any trouble.
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 04-21-2015, 07:24 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 3,008
Posted By OrangeYZ
Bladder handicap. More stops, less miles.

Bladder handicap. More stops, less miles.
Forum: Pacific Northwet - Where it's green. And wet. 04-20-2015, 03:11 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 635
Posted By OrangeYZ
If you want to hit Beartooth/Chief Joseph, and...

If you want to hit Beartooth/Chief Joseph, and Craters of the Moon, then completely avoiding Yellowstone doesn't make a lot of sense.

If you do the BT-CJ highways south to Cody, then going in the...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 04-07-2015, 07:51 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,834
Posted By OrangeYZ
Nope. It's a collection of parts. They all...

Nope.
It's a collection of parts. They all have part numbers and they're all replaceable, though some of them can cause more wallet pain than others, and the idea of replacing all of them at once...
Forum: Pacific Northwet - Where it's green. And wet. 03-31-2015, 09:22 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 743
Posted By OrangeYZ
Clearwater Falls and Watson Falls, both on Hwy...

Clearwater Falls and Watson Falls, both on Hwy 138 near Diamond Lake, OR.

Bit of a ride from Spokane, but if you happen to be in the neighborhood visiting Crater Lake, they're worth checking out...
Forum: Americas 03-25-2015, 09:07 AM
Replies: 52
Views: 3,631
Posted By OrangeYZ
2011 One KLR650, one DR650 8,000 miles there...

2011
One KLR650, one DR650
8,000 miles there and back from Oregon, went to Arctic Ocean and Anchorage.
Three weeks, including staying at a cabin in AK for three or four days.
Both of us ending up...
Forum: Americas 03-24-2015, 02:22 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 837
Posted By OrangeYZ
Somebody on another forum had a similar question,...

Somebody on another forum had a similar question, so I have this map laying around:

http://i194.photobucket.com/albums/z8/brokowsj/Map_zpskvlrbmgo.png

The Bonneville Salt Flats are much closer...
Forum: Thumpers 03-19-2015, 12:40 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,382
Posted By OrangeYZ
Unfortunately you are the only person who has...

Unfortunately you are the only person who has ever expressed interest in such a thing, and it's just not worth it to manufacture them for such a single-buyer market.
Forum: Thumpers 03-13-2015, 11:00 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,145
Posted By OrangeYZ
Have ridden a 525 with the MT21 and the Maxxis...

Have ridden a 525 with the MT21 and the Maxxis Desert IT.
Do recommend the MT21. It's my favorite.
Do not recommend the Maxxis. It works for me on a 300, but something about the 525 makes it...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 03-04-2015, 10:55 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 803
Posted By OrangeYZ
Left side 1: I can use my left hand to mess...

Left side
1: I can use my left hand to mess with it while riding
2: Messing with it is like talking to R2-D2, and I can hear it on the left side under 20mph as opposed to the top where I can't hear...
Forum: Thumpers 03-03-2015, 05:59 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 2,991
Posted By OrangeYZ
A little bit of brake and then I tried to pull...

A little bit of brake and then I tried to pull the bars over the log. Front wheel got over, rear wheel hit. It would have gone perfectly if I was going about 20 mph slower :deal
Forum: Thumpers 03-02-2015, 01:44 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 2,991
Posted By OrangeYZ
How about fourth gear? <iframe...

How about fourth gear?


<iframe src="https://www.youtube.com/embed/QcR0JGgYLD8" allowfullscreen="" frameborder="0" height="315" width="560"></iframe>
Forum: Thumpers 02-28-2015, 02:33 PM
Replies: 70
Views: 4,943
Posted By OrangeYZ
http://i.imgur.com/pHl5m.jpg

http://i.imgur.com/pHl5m.jpg
Forum: Pacific Northwet - Where it's green. And wet. 02-19-2015, 09:13 AM
Replies: 77
Views: 3,999
Posted By OrangeYZ
For shoulder carry I agree. My ribs should only...

For shoulder carry I agree. My ribs should only be touched by the soft, squishy inside of my arm.

But once upon a time (before ATGMOTT for me), I looped out on a gravel road wearing jeans, and...
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