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Forum: Road warriors 11-28-2014, 08:10 PM
Replies: 83
Views: 9,993
Posted By skierd
Part of what makes me want to buy the SR400 is...

Part of what makes me want to buy the SR400 is the very likelihood that it'll be discontinued in a few years. Much like the W650, I don't see it sticking around the States for very many years, so...
Forum: Alaska 11-28-2014, 07:35 PM
Replies: 151
Views: 6,743
Posted By skierd
You must be a blast at parties. Khuddy commented...

You must be a blast at parties. Khuddy commented he would like to know what dealers say to each other about awful customers. I said it's probably a lot like how servers and bartenders talk about...
Forum: Thumpers 11-28-2014, 06:29 PM
Replies: 46,279
Views: 9,268,487
Posted By skierd
I know it's possible, but I've never heard of...

I know it's possible, but I've never heard of anyone breaking a fuel injector, on this or any other bike or car for that matter. Hell the fuel pump problem is rare enough that I wouldn't take one...
Forum: Alaska 11-27-2014, 01:43 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 900
Posted By skierd
I use hot grips on my bike. Like them a lot, very...

I use hot grips on my bike. Like them a lot, very warm and no complaints.
Forum: Road warriors 11-26-2014, 03:34 PM
Replies: 83
Views: 9,993
Posted By skierd
Interesting, at half the age of the OP I'm...

Interesting, at half the age of the OP I'm finding myself considering the same two motorcycles with the same basic riding requirements, except for emphasis on the N in PNW. :lol3 And fewer miles...
Forum: Alaska 11-25-2014, 01:00 PM
Replies: 151
Views: 6,743
Posted By skierd
For those not afraid of the internets, the...

For those not afraid of the internets, the facebook group "Why Servers and Bartenders Hate People", that would probably correlate well to how dealers and other CS folk think of the general public.
...
Forum: Alaska 11-25-2014, 12:24 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 646
Posted By skierd
Last year(2013) I froze riding from Fairbanks to...

Last year(2013) I froze riding from Fairbanks to Homer the first week of May, and had to leave the bike in Anchorage on the return trip thanks to snow on the Parks Hwy. It was iffy going to Seward. ...
Forum: Thumpers 11-24-2014, 06:10 PM
Replies: 46,279
Views: 9,268,487
Posted By skierd
What's the voltage across the battery, and across...

What's the voltage across the battery, and across the contacts at idle? At a steady 5000rpm-ish? The resistance check is mainly for the reg/rec, voltage checks the stator if I remember correctly. ...
Forum: Thumpers 11-24-2014, 12:44 PM
Replies: 46,279
Views: 9,268,487
Posted By skierd
If your spark plug is good, check the stator and...

If your spark plug is good, check the stator and reg/rec. When my stator got fried, it acted very similar to that when the battery got even a little drained and I tried to start it. This bike...
Forum: Alaska 11-22-2014, 12:30 AM
Replies: 151
Views: 6,743
Posted By skierd
This is probably my 2 biggest complaints. I...

This is probably my 2 biggest complaints. I understand how expensive it is to ship up things up here and keep the heat on in old buildings all winter long, but dang i gotta keep the heat on too...
Forum: Day Trippin' 10-29-2014, 11:51 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 459
Posted By skierd
Concert's over, hotel by 12am, up at 4:30 to...

Concert's over, hotel by 12am, up at 4:30 to catch the first flight out...

And come home in a daze to my poor frozen WR250R
...
Forum: Day Trippin' 10-29-2014, 11:48 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 459
Posted By skierd
One last gasp before returning to the freezer... ...

One last gasp before returning to the freezer...

http://i209.photobucket.com/albums/bb84/skierd007/Las%20Vegas%20Oct%202014%20Ride/20141017_230938.jpg

Gotta see the people, weird and...
Forum: Day Trippin' 10-29-2014, 11:41 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 459
Posted By skierd
Second day, last day of sunshine, no time to...

Second day, last day of sunshine, no time to waste...

http://i209.photobucket.com/albums/bb84/skierd007/Las%20Vegas%20Oct%202014%20Ride/Image110.jpg

Headed out to Red Rock Canyon
...
Forum: Day Trippin' 10-29-2014, 11:32 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 459
Posted By skierd
There are worse things to wake up to... ...

There are worse things to wake up to...

http://i209.photobucket.com/albums/bb84/skierd007/Las%20Vegas%20Oct%202014%20Ride/Sportstergarage.jpg

Got out of town as quickly as possible and headed...
Forum: Day Trippin' 10-29-2014, 11:17 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 459
Posted By skierd
Hopped on an airplane, leaving sunny Fairbanks,...

Hopped on an airplane, leaving sunny Fairbanks, Alaska and all the snow and cold behind

http://i209.photobucket.com/albums/bb84/skierd007/Las%20Vegas%20Oct%202014%20Ride/IMG_20141016_043823.jpg
...
Forum: Day Trippin' 10-29-2014, 11:08 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 459
Posted By skierd
Two Days in the Desert, Alaskan on the loose in Las Vegas

Sometimes you get lucky and get a brief reprieve from winter, finding yourself alone in a strange city...
...
Forum: Road warriors 10-21-2014, 11:38 PM
Replies: 4,908
Views: 937,319
Posted By skierd
I rented a Superlow last weekend when I was in...

I rented a Superlow last weekend when I was in Vegas.

http://i209.photobucket.com/albums/bb84/skierd007/IMG_20141016_152852.jpg
...
Forum: Americas 10-21-2014, 12:04 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,354
Posted By skierd
I'm back, ended up with a Sportster (all of the...

I'm back, ended up with a Sportster (all of the Indians were already reserved) and rode to Hoover Dam, Valley of Fire, and Red Rock Canyon. Only did 300 miles in a day and a half, but still beats...
Forum: Day Trippin' 10-01-2014, 12:18 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,397
Posted By skierd
Looks like a fun couple days! Sucks about the...

Looks like a fun couple days! Sucks about the nomotion but at least you were off riding!
Forum: Americas 09-29-2014, 11:54 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,354
Posted By skierd
I have no desire to rent a bmw, unless it was the...

I have no desire to rent a bmw, unless it was the RNineT and that's not available. The Indian feels more appropriate for Vegas to me... I'm looking for a big hunk of iron to ride, something...
Forum: Americas 09-29-2014, 02:42 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,354
Posted By skierd
Yeah street riding, though dirt roads don't scare...

Yeah street riding, though dirt roads don't scare me I'm not looking for single track or 4wd only roads. I'm thinking about getting a cruiser for the next bike anyway so this trip would be a good...
Forum: Americas 09-29-2014, 02:00 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,354
Posted By skierd
trip to Vegas, renting a motorcycle, what to get and where to go?

I won a trip to Vegas October 16-19 through work. The only planned events Thursday and Saturday night, leaving all of Friday, and most of Thursday and Saturday free. It's winter in Alaska, so I...
Forum: Alaska 08-24-2014, 11:10 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 605
Posted By skierd
Oh.. THAT'S where I put my missing "0"! ...

Oh.. THAT'S where I put my missing "0"!

:lol3
Forum: Road warriors 08-24-2014, 10:28 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,543
Posted By skierd
I moved to Alaska on my WR250X from Maryland with...

I moved to Alaska on my WR250X from Maryland with everything I owned strapped to the back in a duffel bag, but I got here too early in the season for warm weather. Good for the mosquitos though! ...
Forum: Road warriors 08-03-2014, 01:27 AM
Replies: 878
Views: 130,073
Posted By skierd
I love it, looks fantastic!

I love it, looks fantastic!
Forum: Alaska 07-30-2014, 08:12 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,958
Posted By skierd
Speaking of bears, do you have a bear bag or...

Speaking of bears, do you have a bear bag or canister for all that food for when you're camping?

In any event, it looks like you've got 2x the amount of stuff I moved up here with so you'll...
Forum: Ride reports 07-30-2014, 08:04 PM
Replies: 141
Views: 39,663
Posted By skierd
:lurk:

:lurk:
Forum: Alaska 07-14-2014, 07:02 PM
Replies: 73
Views: 4,932
Posted By skierd
It's not worth it for a ditch-banger. I've...

It's not worth it for a ditch-banger. I've ridden one with an Athena, some head work, dyno tuning, etc... and it just didn't feel all that much stronger than my stock then 38,000 mile old WRR. ...
Forum: Thumpers 07-04-2014, 06:53 PM
Replies: 46,279
Views: 9,268,487
Posted By skierd
Happy fourth of July! ...

Happy fourth of July!

http://i209.photobucket.com/albums/bb84/skierd007/IMG_20140704_164520.jpg

I'm running whatever pressures were in the tires when I left today, probably 22/26 ish, not that...
Forum: Alaska 07-04-2014, 01:13 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 933
Posted By skierd
Road was clear yesterday.

Road was clear yesterday.
Forum: Alaska 07-02-2014, 01:09 AM
Replies: 73
Views: 4,932
Posted By skierd
Keep in mind that your rear tire changes things a...

Keep in mind that your rear tire changes things a lot. I've used both stock gear sets (13/43 for R, 42 on X), 12/43, 13 - 45, 46, and 47, and tried 14/43, 46, and 47 with various rear tires.
...
Forum: Alaska 07-02-2014, 12:53 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 933
Posted By skierd
Good luck and ride safe getting up to Chena Hot...

Good luck and ride safe getting up to Chena Hot Springs, there's a very good chance that the road is flooded after all the rain we've gotten. It was flooded two weeks ago at 36.9 mile and was up and...
Forum: Alaska 06-28-2014, 08:00 PM
Replies: 1,136
Views: 167,024
Posted By skierd
I hope for my sake it doesn't sell until after we...

I hope for my sake it doesn't sell until after we get through building the house. Gorgeous bike!
Forum: Alaska 06-26-2014, 12:24 PM
Replies: 114
Views: 9,917
Posted By skierd
Hopefully your hole in the ground goes better...

Hopefully your hole in the ground goes better than my hole in the ground, haven't had any work with all the rain on our hose for almost 3 weeks.:cry
Forum: Alaska 06-26-2014, 12:22 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 933
Posted By skierd
I could ride if I didn't have to clean the draft...

I could ride if I didn't have to clean the draft beer lines at the Hot Springs, the equipment takes too much room for 2 wheels. I'm hoping it stops raining so I can get the tires swapped out for...
Forum: Alaska 06-23-2014, 10:57 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 933
Posted By skierd
I'll be there the Thursday the 3rd, but for my...

I'll be there the Thursday the 3rd, but for my sales call not for pleasure. Hopefully the river's down by then, couldn't get there on Friday due to flooding. Might make it a day trip, have to work...
Forum: Alaska 06-16-2014, 11:28 AM
Replies: 1,136
Views: 167,024
Posted By skierd
NTTF - PM'd ya.

NTTF - PM'd ya.
Forum: Alaska 06-09-2014, 11:43 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,567
Posted By skierd
Peg scraper patrol, farthest north member,...

Peg scraper patrol, farthest north member, checking in.

http://i209.photobucket.com/albums/bb84/skierd007/IMG_20140607_133344.jpg

Might have some 17" knobs on it soon, but for now she's slick...
Forum: Equipment 06-09-2014, 12:45 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,461
Posted By skierd
You know what's nicer than a kick starter? An...

You know what's nicer than a kick starter? An electric starter that works every time. Do the DRZ battery upgrade, or get a WR250R. Or the aforementioned KTM 690 Enduro.

Honestly whatever bike...
Forum: Thumpers 06-09-2014, 12:31 AM
Replies: 46,279
Views: 9,268,487
Posted By skierd
This weekend's failed experiment: MT21 120/90/17...

This weekend's failed experiment: MT21 120/90/17 knobby on the front of my WR250X. I know people say it fits, but it sure as hell doesn't on my bike!
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