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Forum: Thumpers Yesterday, 12:35 AM
Replies: 1,575
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Posted By oregonlmd
My most-favorite wiring diagram I've ever seen. ...

My most-favorite wiring diagram I've ever seen. The last thing I need to make right on my latest BRP is the wiring - and wiring is my Achilles Heel (though I've successfully rewound two other BRP's...
Forum: Thumpers 01-30-2015, 09:52 PM
Replies: 22,943
Views: 2,955,178
Posted By oregonlmd
PM sent. Have a few of these parts. In fact,...

PM sent. Have a few of these parts.
In fact, everyone, I have a nearly complete parts bike I bought that I'm preparing to part out soon.
Forum: Thumpers 01-23-2015, 09:37 PM
Replies: 22,943
Views: 2,955,178
Posted By oregonlmd
Donate the bucks, but do it yourself! Its sooooo...

Donate the bucks, but do it yourself! Its sooooo easy to do! So very satisfying when you get it done.
Forum: Thumpers 01-23-2015, 09:35 PM
Replies: 22,943
Views: 2,955,178
Posted By oregonlmd
I've done a few very long days on my XRR. See...

I've done a few very long days on my XRR. See this report (http://www.advrider.com/forums/showthread.php?t=739689) for an example of a 900 mile, 2-day, mostly dirt ride I did. A buddy rode nearly...
Forum: Thumpers 01-23-2015, 09:18 PM
Replies: 6,704
Views: 1,369,009
Posted By oregonlmd
Yeah, tire and oil threads are so nutty usually,...

Yeah, tire and oil threads are so nutty usually, I was feeling a bit short about things when I threw in my 2cents.

When I ran the Tractionators, they worked terribly for me probably because I ran...
Forum: Thumpers 01-22-2015, 02:40 PM
Replies: 6,704
Views: 1,369,009
Posted By oregonlmd
Its not about the tire for the bike, its about...

Its not about the tire for the bike, its about the tire for where you ride, and how you ride. Then, its still hard to get full consensus.

For SE Oregon, I like the Maxxis Desert IT, or Dunlop 952...
Forum: Pacific Northwet - Where it's green. And wet. 01-14-2015, 11:05 PM
Replies: 822
Views: 38,642
Posted By oregonlmd
I spoke, and I run one of the businesses dowtown....

I spoke, and I run one of the businesses dowtown. Obviously, I'm for the proposal to rescind the restrictions.

By my count, there was a total of one business owner present and who spoke for...
Forum: Pacific Northwet - Where it's green. And wet. 01-14-2015, 05:43 PM
Replies: 822
Views: 38,642
Posted By oregonlmd
The lunacy continues. To wit: I...

The lunacy continues. To wit:



I replied to the person who emailed this notice to the downtown merchants, with this reply:



Hope to see some of you there.
oregonlmd
Forum: Vendors 01-09-2015, 10:53 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 2,933
Posted By oregonlmd
I now have the forks and wheel for the XR650R USD...

I now have the forks and wheel for the XR650R USD fork conversion using the GatosBros clamps on the way, and will begin the build writeup soon. See it's announcement in the XR650R thread here....
Forum: Thumpers 01-09-2015, 10:38 PM
Replies: 22,943
Views: 2,955,178
Posted By oregonlmd
Another CRF fork conversion

…but this one’s a bit different, as far as I know...

I was the chosen winner in December’s GatosBros giveaway. See that here ( http://www.advrider.com/forums/showthread.php?t=1026083&page=2 ),...
Forum: Thumpers 01-08-2015, 02:44 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 995
Posted By oregonlmd
I'm very interested in the results of this thread...

I'm very interested in the results of this thread myself. The '14 350 I just bought will, occasionally, be ridden as a DS bike by my wife, who is 5'2", and has almost no inseam length.:D
I am...
Forum: Thumpers 01-07-2015, 08:01 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 995
Posted By oregonlmd
I saw a 50mm lowering kit listed in KTM's...

I saw a 50mm lowering kit listed in KTM's hardparts catalog. I have no idea what is in this kit or how it goes about doing it.
Forum: Pacific Northwet - Where it's green. And wet. 01-05-2015, 03:55 PM
Replies: 822
Views: 38,642
Posted By oregonlmd
Downtown Corvallis parking for motorcycles

There's a meeting coming up regarding parking restrictions for motorcycles in downtown Corvallis. If you have an interest about it, here's what I know:

(I've snipped the beginning of what I...
Forum: Thumpers 01-04-2015, 11:38 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 3,524
Posted By oregonlmd
I am in the process of de-legalizing my 350 EXC. ...

I am in the process of de-legalizing my 350 EXC. It WILL see some dualsport duty in the future, but its primary use is trail use in areas that don't require a plate to get from trail system to trail...
Forum: Thumpers 01-03-2015, 11:12 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 3,524
Posted By oregonlmd
That is a cool chart. The visual showing the...

That is a cool chart. The visual showing the tallness of 6th on the 450/500 engine really stands out.

I surmise that the 350 didn't end up with such a gap from 5th to 6th because its relative...
Forum: Thumpers 01-03-2015, 09:09 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 3,524
Posted By oregonlmd
This is interesting. KTM's site says the 350...

This is interesting. KTM's site says the 350 EXC's alternator output is 196 watts.
Forum: Thumpers 01-03-2015, 08:46 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 3,524
Posted By oregonlmd
I bought a 350 EXC on 12/31/14, haven't yet had...

I bought a 350 EXC on 12/31/14, haven't yet had the opportunity to ride it, but I had a tough time deciding.



This is funny to me, and a good part of the reason I went with the 350. I'd ridden...
Forum: Pacific Northwet - Where it's green. And wet. 12-30-2014, 10:03 PM
Replies: 56
Views: 2,051
Posted By oregonlmd
I agree with all of that. There are few highways...

I agree with all of that. There are few highways in Oregon I hate more than Hwy 97. Simply cannot stand it. Seriously, I-5 is better. Getting off it as soon as you can is my recommendation....
Forum: Pacific Northwet - Where it's green. And wet. 12-27-2014, 11:45 PM
Replies: 56
Views: 2,051
Posted By oregonlmd
Try this: Westish out of Medford on 238,...

Try this:


Westish out of Medford on 238, through Jacksonville.
At Provolt (Provolt Store), take an acute left-hander onto Williams Hwy. At least, that's what Google Maps calls it. I don't...
Forum: Pacific Northwet - Where it's green. And wet. 12-24-2014, 10:28 PM
Replies: 56
Views: 2,051
Posted By oregonlmd
There is an actual reason for that. Read this....

There is an actual reason for that. Read this. (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bear_Camp_Road) In the summer, Google Maps will route you over Bear Camp Rd. It is a bit rough here and there, some...
Forum: Pics, pics, pics... 12-20-2014, 11:07 PM
Replies: 3,840
Views: 874,821
Posted By oregonlmd
Hwy 95 in SE Oregon, headed south toward...

Hwy 95 in SE Oregon, headed south toward McDermitt, NV....
Forum: Vendors 12-18-2014, 08:31 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 2,933
Posted By oregonlmd
WOOOHOOOO!!!!! Thank you so much! I am...

WOOOHOOOO!!!!!

Thank you so much! I am utterly without words to express my appreciation for being selected as this month's winner of this generous gift.

I will acquire the parts necessary to...
Forum: Thumpers 12-17-2014, 07:26 PM
Replies: 22,943
Views: 2,955,178
Posted By oregonlmd
I recommend a slightly different method. ...

I recommend a slightly different method.


Remove seat & muffler.
Loosen clamp on rear of carb.
Loosen the top subframe bolt (do not remove it).
Remove lower subframe bolts.
Unbolt brake...
Forum: Vendors 12-13-2014, 01:24 AM
Replies: 44
Views: 2,933
Posted By oregonlmd
1) 2002 XR650R (also) 2) I'd like to test...

1) 2002 XR650R (also)

2) I'd like to test the XR650R USD Conversion Tripleclamps (also)
Forum: Ride reports 12-10-2014, 11:24 PM
Replies: 62
Views: 10,749
Posted By oregonlmd
Amazing and good job on the report. Now I've...

Amazing and good job on the report.

Now I've just GOT to do it!
Forum: Thumpers 12-02-2014, 03:40 PM
Replies: 22,943
Views: 2,955,178
Posted By oregonlmd
I'm keeping a close eye on the tubing I used, and...

I'm keeping a close eye on the tubing I used, and am looking for some of the PTFE. I've only got about 25 hours on it so far. I do carry an extra line, but I should carry the plugs, too. Good...
Forum: Thumpers 11-29-2014, 10:11 PM
Replies: 22,943
Views: 2,955,178
Posted By oregonlmd
Yes, certainly no need to go as far down the...

Yes, certainly no need to go as far down the frame as the Animal House Designs kit had it set up for (which I directly copied). The next I do will go no further down than the bottom of the dipstick.
Forum: Thumpers 11-29-2014, 08:17 PM
Replies: 22,943
Views: 2,955,178
Posted By oregonlmd
I did this to my BRP a few months ago.. For...

I did this to my BRP a few months ago..

For those who aren't familiar with the basic Scotts damper mount, there's no easy way to check the oil with that kit, as the damper pin clamps to a plug...
Forum: Thumpers 11-26-2014, 10:15 PM
Replies: 63
Views: 6,212
Posted By oregonlmd
Truly my favorite. DS bikes that I've owned...

Truly my favorite.

DS bikes that I've owned over the years, in order:
'77 Yamaha DT125
'73 Honda XL250
'78 Yamaha TT500
'79 Yamaha XT500
'83 Honda XL600
'92 Honda XR600
'98 Yamaha WR400
Forum: Pacific Northwet - Where it's green. And wet. 11-23-2014, 08:21 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,657
Posted By oregonlmd
Nice trip guys. Dave told me about this trip....

Nice trip guys.
Dave told me about this trip. And his foot. And the deer incident. Sounds like my kind of adventure.:lol3

Hope to ride with you guys some time.
Forum: Racing 10-26-2014, 08:59 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 3,653
Posted By oregonlmd
Wrap-up report. The day dawned with no rain,...

Wrap-up report.

The day dawned with no rain, almost no wind, and some sun
http://oregonlmd.smugmug.com/Motorcycles/Motorcycle-races/2014-24-Hour/i-v5nV2LM/0/L/20141026_075309-L.jpg...
Forum: Racing 10-26-2014, 08:50 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 3,653
Posted By oregonlmd
That spot was nasty. I do not know the leader's...

That spot was nasty.
I do not know the leader's name. I was told he was a motocross racer. He had the speed and skills to deal with the muck.

Final standings in my final post...
Forum: Racing 10-26-2014, 08:11 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 3,653
Posted By oregonlmd
Wow. 8 hours since the last update. Since...

Wow. 8 hours since the last update.

Since then, we had a stiff windstorm come through and do its best to wreck all the easy-ups and any awning rolled out on RVs. We had 3 up, plus an awning out....
Forum: Racing 10-25-2014, 10:59 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 3,653
Posted By oregonlmd
Nasty windstorm. Carrie still riding strong...

Nasty windstorm. Carrie still riding strong though lap times are slowing.
Pit crew is just trying to keep everything from blowing away:eek1.
Forum: Racing 10-25-2014, 04:25 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 3,653
Posted By oregonlmd
Its now 3:10, and for a normal longish race its...

Its now 3:10, and for a normal longish race its been 5 hours and it seems like its about time for things to finish up. At this race, there's still 19 hours to go.

At around 2:00, things were...
Forum: Racing 10-25-2014, 01:51 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 3,653
Posted By oregonlmd
I'll see what I can do. I had a 990 for...

I'll see what I can do.

I had a 990 for about 6 months this year and I now have a full appreciation for what it takes to ride them fast at this race. I rode sweep at last year's event and it was...
Forum: Racing 10-25-2014, 01:48 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 3,653
Posted By oregonlmd
First, a word from our sponsors ...

First, a word from our sponsors
http://oregonlmd.smugmug.com/Motorcycles/Motorcycle-races/2014-24-Hour/i-fWKrVZL/0/L/P1010280-L.jpg...
Forum: Racing 10-24-2014, 09:41 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 3,653
Posted By oregonlmd
2014 24-Hour of Starvation Ridge

I'm pitting once again with the Barton Endurance Racing team, supporting their Iron Man entrant, Carrie Barton - who won the 2012 series, and 6th at the 24 that year. Note: Carrie is not a man,...
Forum: Day Trippin' 09-28-2014, 01:33 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 5,327
Posted By oregonlmd
After those refreshments, I headed back to...

After those refreshments, I headed back to Oregon, to Vale. From Vale, about 3 or 4 miles west out of town, I took the Oregon Trail route through the low mountains to I-84, near Huntington....
Forum: Day Trippin' 09-21-2014, 08:47 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 5,327
Posted By oregonlmd
I wanted to ride a different route out of there,...

I wanted to ride a different route out of there, and found a squiggle on the map that might do the job. I took a left (went North) off the road onto an unimproved 2-track. I went quite a ways down...
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