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Forum: Pics, pics, pics... Today, 07:01 PM
Replies: 56
Views: 10,738
Posted By Concow Mower
We took a yellow Rubber Ducky with his Sou'wester...

We took a yellow Rubber Ducky with his Sou'wester rain hat with us up the inside passage in 2005 for good luck. ...
Forum: Pics, pics, pics... Today, 05:11 PM
Replies: 1,410
Views: 505,058
Posted By Concow Mower
My XT250 by the dragon's tail @ BS ...

My XT250 by the dragon's tail @ BS
http://concowmower.smugmug.com/XT250/i-4LvnTKq/0/L/Tail%20of%20the%20Dragon%2C%20BS%20Calif.-L.jpg
It's all good!
Forum: Pics, pics, pics... Today, 05:08 PM
Replies: 541
Views: 170,657
Posted By Concow Mower
Instrumented my XT250 for cylinder head temp and...

Instrumented my XT250 for cylinder head temp and oil temp, plus the obligatory tach/hour meter from TTO.
http://concowmower.smugmug.com/XT250/i-CkxxbqQ/0/L/251%20Oil%20Temp-L.jpg
It's all good!
Forum: Pics, pics, pics... Today, 05:01 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,797
Posted By Concow Mower
Way Old Stuff

1966, L-R, Me, Mike H, & Mike S on our 3 Yamahas
http://concowmower.smugmug.com/Old-Images/i-tkw3hBc/0/L/PICT0102cropped-L.jpg
1966, L-R, Mike S Rodger G & Royce W...
Forum: Pics, pics, pics... Today, 04:46 PM
Replies: 55
Views: 10,813
Posted By Concow Mower
Two is better than One?????

Got a couple of XT250's in 2014.
http://concowmower.smugmug.com/XT250/i-Lt2ZhQK/0/L/DSCF0394-L.jpg
http://concowmower.smugmug.com/XT250/i-7Tp2wxL/0/L/Our%20Mini%20Sand%20Buggies%2C%202014-L.jpg
...
Forum: Pics, pics, pics... Today, 04:35 PM
Replies: 122
Views: 32,130
Posted By Concow Mower
It's a part of riding

Yup, had a couple of them too.

Helping a friend back in 1967
http://concowmower.smugmug.com/Old-Images/i-FWcm7fX/0/L/Ouch%2C%201966-L.jpg

Then in 1978...
Forum: Thumpers 03-28-2015, 03:42 PM
Replies: 8,570
Views: 2,417,530
Posted By Concow Mower
Laugh Good Ideas

Those Doggie Port Holes on the Plymouth are way cool! It does rain a bit in BC, so seems like a "Good Idea" to me. I actually intended to install an 8 inch plastic Beckson Deck Plate in the hole I...
Forum: Thumpers 03-26-2015, 11:04 PM
Replies: 8,570
Views: 2,417,530
Posted By Concow Mower
Throne Room

Hoyden, I mail ordered a Givi Monokey 55 liter top case + adapter and laid out an 8 in diameter hole in the top. I used a cardboard template to "get it right" the first time. Lined the case with...
Forum: Thumpers 03-26-2015, 04:04 PM
Replies: 8,570
Views: 2,417,530
Posted By Concow Mower
Givi 55L Doggie Top Box

Yes, many riders have solved the "Take the Dog Along" question in various ways. Here's how we did it. Not on a 250cc machine but no one's perfect.
Cheers & Please Enjoy! Our KC Puppy always...
Forum: Thumpers 03-06-2015, 07:49 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 422
Posted By Concow Mower
Thumb Yup, but could use a bigger fuel tank!

Heck we love our XT250's. That's why we bought two! :D
http://concowmower.smugmug.com/XT250/i-CJTQcF3/0/L/Dot%20%26%20XT%27s%20at%20Wallowa%2C%202014-L.jpg
But I do agree, the aftermarket...
Forum: Pics, pics, pics... 02-28-2015, 12:20 AM
Replies: 7,542
Views: 2,586,839
Posted By Concow Mower
Might have posted this one already?? A little...

Might have posted this one already?? A little sad.
http://concowmower.smugmug.com/Old-Images/i-kxHbZQG/0/M/P8160083-M.jpg

Cheers
Dave
Forum: Hacks 02-17-2015, 10:32 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 896
Posted By Concow Mower
Roads Near Reno

There used to be a road up to Virginia City that was used for the "Virginia City Hillclimb" road race, back in the day, also going up into the East side of the Sierra Nevada Mts can be interesting. ...
Forum: Thumpers 02-17-2015, 12:21 PM
Replies: 2,616
Views: 443,566
Posted By Concow Mower
Safe on the Barn

We received the XT250 "AD" notice in the mail and will have it done at the 600 mile service.
This year we decided to get a couple of machines that were a bit more stable in deep soft sand. Seems...
Forum: Equipment 01-13-2015, 07:59 PM
Replies: 118
Views: 18,493
Posted By Concow Mower
White Helmets forever

+ one. Wife usually rides trail and says when all else goes bad, she can see my White Helmet. That's good enough for me. Besides, they're Cooler!
Cheers
Dave
Forum: Pacific Northwet - Where it's green. And wet. 01-12-2015, 07:10 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,468
Posted By Concow Mower
What I learned building a Steel Building

What Broke Now, back in late 1998 when we purchased the kit I think I remember???? Wow, what a memory! I call Senior Moment! Wife seems to think it was around $10K???? It was a 40X60 MidWest...
Forum: Pacific Northwet - Where it's green. And wet. 01-12-2015, 11:02 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,468
Posted By Concow Mower
We went with a Steel Building

We went with a build it yourself 40X60 steel building. Darn it was fun, NOT!
Understand, what ever size you make it you will most likely eventually fill it up. With that in mind, 20X20 is pretty...
Forum: Day Trippin' 01-11-2015, 12:29 PM
Replies: 199
Views: 40,487
Posted By Concow Mower
Vancouver Island BC is Great

Tropic of Canada, when for a short ride back in the day on my BMW R75/5. I haven't owned that ride for a very long time but I see "The Island" is still a beautiful place.
Images from back in the...
Forum: Equipment 01-04-2015, 11:32 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,515
Posted By Concow Mower
Always a way forward

phme910, take a look at the thread on Harbor Freight Trailers. I believe it's on page #2 of this (Equipment) thread. One of the guys put a large plywood cover over a trailer for the "enclosed"...
Forum: Thumpers 12-25-2014, 11:42 AM
Replies: 2,616
Views: 443,566
Posted By Concow Mower
Happy Holidays to All

Hope all you XT250 Thunper drivers have a Happy Holiday and a prosperous New Years!
If Santa wasn't good to you then be good to yourself! :D
Cheers
Dave, Dot & KC Puppy
Forum: Pacific Northwet - Where it's green. And wet. 12-17-2014, 12:01 PM
Replies: 334
Views: 20,895
Posted By Concow Mower
Can't leave the hound out

Yes Ladybug, KC Puppy is "IN" too! :D She will remember to pack her rain gear, just in case.
Cheers
Dave, Dot & KC Puppy...
Forum: Pacific Northwet - Where it's green. And wet. 12-15-2014, 07:41 PM
Replies: 334
Views: 20,895
Posted By Concow Mower
We are IN!

Hi Ladybug. Had so much fun last year that we just have to come back up and hopefully bring some of our great Calif weather for the 2015 get together. Maybe this year we can get a ride on the tram...
Forum: Equipment 11-30-2014, 03:32 PM
Replies: 133
Views: 11,140
Posted By Concow Mower
"On Bike" CCW

I use a small Lowepro camera case, (~6"X6"X5") stuffed to capacity with a Kahr PM9 + CTC laser, and a small LED flashlight, whistle & knife plus 3 extra mags of Speer GD 124gr +P "SB". It always...
Forum: Equipment 10-16-2014, 10:04 AM
Replies: 608
Views: 216,924
Posted By Concow Mower
HF Trailer Revisit

As before, Thanks all! Since we have had a bit of rain I am getting close to doing the final mods to the 4X8 HD Harbor Freight trailer. It's not a folder but I take your point about tilting! Good...
Forum: Equipment 08-31-2014, 01:40 PM
Replies: 608
Views: 216,924
Posted By Concow Mower
Credit for front Tongue Jack mount

Woops! :eek1 Looks like "kenstone" was the inmate I got the front Tongue Jack mount idea from. :lol3 Thanks Ken! :clap
DCM
Forum: Equipment 08-31-2014, 01:35 PM
Replies: 608
Views: 216,924
Posted By Concow Mower
Final Usage & Configuration

Finally got around to installing the extra steel, tongue jack and finally the load. It was a "process", for sure.

The trailer with the tongue jack (thanks Von baden)...
Forum: Equipment 08-22-2014, 10:37 AM
Replies: 608
Views: 216,924
Posted By Concow Mower
HF 4X8 Build

Wifey told me she wanted to use her Kubota RTV900 so the ball got rolling on what to use to carry our Slide In Unit (wildfire control) with the 125 gallon tank and Honda Hi-pressure pump. Here is a...
Forum: Thumpers 08-12-2014, 08:52 PM
Replies: 106,792
Views: 21,239,565
Posted By Concow Mower
Antisieze compound on threads?

May be a bad idea but you might consider adding some antisieze coupound to the threads before you reinstall that exhaust heat shield bolt. It will greatly aid in removal at a later date. But wait!...
Forum: Pics, pics, pics... 07-27-2014, 06:52 PM
Replies: 4,977
Views: 1,850,320
Posted By Concow Mower
Art? Well maybe not

One of my best. :D My 1973 R75/5 (big tank) selective focus in the background.
http://concowmower.smugmug.com/Old-Images/i-C3Prx89/0/L/A%20little%20Art%2C%201976-L.jpg
Cheers
Dave
Forum: Equipment 07-25-2014, 06:31 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 3,249
Posted By Concow Mower
Product is OK, Customer Service, not so much!

If you all care to look on the "Where is your XT250" Thread you will find a littney of comments, complaints and observations on this topic. As I said in one of my Rants, I really don't like to bad...
Forum: Pics, pics, pics... 07-22-2014, 08:48 PM
Replies: 227
Views: 67,777
Posted By Concow Mower
Helmets

You want helmets? We got helmets! :D But it's the face shields that make them special! :lol3
http://concowmower.smugmug.com/Old-Images/i-fjkNPmX/0/M/Five%20Friends%20going%20camping-M.jpg
...
Forum: Pacific Northwet - Where it's green. And wet. 07-09-2014, 05:41 PM
Replies: 1,333
Views: 103,876
Posted By Concow Mower
nice Dual Tandem Mower

DiggerD, thanks for the images. I sorta figured out what you were describing but the images are golden. We got the Green machine to keep the lawn mowing hours from piling up on the Blue Machine,...
Forum: Pics, pics, pics... 07-07-2014, 05:47 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 773
Posted By Concow Mower
My 2008 R1200RT still in the crate back in 2008

http://concowmower.smugmug.com/Old-Images/i-2Fs9Dgf/0/M/New%20RT%20LR-1-M.jpg
Forum: Pacific Northwet - Where it's green. And wet. 07-05-2014, 04:15 PM
Replies: 1,333
Views: 103,876
Posted By Concow Mower
Sunshine & Mowing the yards

Ladybug, thanks for the kind words. We intend on being there in 2015 and bringing with us all the CAL sunshine we have room for.

The "Concow Mowers" doing what they do best? Oh I hope not!...
Forum: Pacific Northwet - Where it's green. And wet. 07-04-2014, 10:08 AM
Replies: 1,333
Views: 103,876
Posted By Concow Mower
Images?

Gramp-Z, we were next door to you on the XT250's but only got a couple of images of questionable value? Thanks for assisting the R1200GS guy! :D
Cheers
Dave, Dot & KC Puppy
...
Forum: Ride reports 07-03-2014, 04:59 PM
Replies: 170
Views: 38,308
Posted By Concow Mower
Plus One

YES, +1, What Animal Instinct said!
Cheers
Dave, Dot & KC Puppy
Forum: Thumpers 07-01-2014, 10:37 AM
Replies: 2,616
Views: 443,566
Posted By Concow Mower
Gas in Oil

Tommyvdv, in the olden days of aviation, when radial engine ruled, there was a system to accomplish "oil dilution". So, if you knew in advance, you would be starting your big round P&W R-985 in 00...
Forum: Pacific Northwet - Where it's green. And wet. 07-01-2014, 10:02 AM
Replies: 1,333
Views: 103,876
Posted By Concow Mower
LB's Pics

I see LB's pic's OK all the way from down here in NorCal. :D

Cheers
Dave, Dot & KC Puppy
Forum: Equipment 06-30-2014, 04:09 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 776
Posted By Concow Mower
Tank Pack for a dog

Cellige, suggest you look on the ADV "Pics, pics, pics" location and search out the "Dogs on motorcycles" thread. It currently stands at 25 pages, and includes a ton of info on all types of rigs...
Forum: Thumpers 06-30-2014, 03:58 PM
Replies: 2,616
Views: 443,566
Posted By Concow Mower
HT Install

So Zontar, how is the install going? Glad you finally got your racks. etc.
I found that removing the muffler heat guard (4 screws + washers) made it easier to tighten up the fasteners on the right...
Forum: Equipment 06-30-2014, 11:57 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 2,729
Posted By Concow Mower
Mounting a motorcycle on the back of a tow behind trailer

Yo Survivalist, the most important thing you want to remember is that when it's all packed up and ready to roll, your "tow behind" trailer rig (no matter what configuration) better have ~ =>10%...
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