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Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 07-20-2014, 01:22 PM
Replies: 5,049
Views: 278,196
Posted By StoneAgeMan
Why this need for speed?

The only reason to ride these skinny little tires is for speed - so maybe take it to a track?

Bigger fatter tires are "more work" for the same speed, and so what? If you're riding for exercise,...
Forum: Pacific Northwet - Where it's green. And wet. 07-14-2014, 01:54 PM
Replies: 913
Views: 44,984
Posted By StoneAgeMan
Thanks Ron, I wish I was coming along too!...

Thanks Ron, I wish I was coming along too! Instead I'll be doing a 2000+ mile road trip through Montana with my son in his first car on the way to school in Wisconsin. Can you say Oooh-Rah?

As for...
Forum: Pacific Northwet - Where it's green. And wet. 07-14-2014, 11:50 AM
Replies: 913
Views: 44,984
Posted By StoneAgeMan
I think my site is actually still available too....

I think my site is actually still available too. Ground skimmer had asked about it (in a PM) as had MTLost and IdahoRenegade. But now I'm confused (often happens).

Here's the reservation info,...
Forum: Pacific Northwet - Where it's green. And wet. 07-13-2014, 04:55 PM
Replies: 913
Views: 44,984
Posted By StoneAgeMan
Hi Renegade, are you still wanting to use this...

Hi Renegade, are you still wanting to use this camp-site? If so I can PM you the details on it.

StoneAgeMan - Steve
Forum: Pacific Northwet - Where it's green. And wet. 07-13-2014, 09:49 AM
Replies: 913
Views: 44,984
Posted By StoneAgeMan
I posted up about my having a site available,...

I posted up about my having a site available, which can hold two people. MTLost asked about it, but hasn't responded to my PM about how to get it (i.e. paypal or snail mail), nor is he shown as being...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 07-12-2014, 08:38 PM
Replies: 5,049
Views: 278,196
Posted By StoneAgeMan
tripping the light - sensor that is

There are almost no light sensors that require weight, although it is true that some amount of metallic mass is required by most sensors. Note that most cars have 4-6 inches of rubber sidewall (tire)...
Forum: Pacific Northwet - Where it's green. And wet. 07-10-2014, 08:34 PM
Replies: 913
Views: 44,984
Posted By StoneAgeMan
Fisk Creek site available...

My Fish Creek site, reserved and paid for, is available. The cancellation charge is half the cost of the cost, so I'm not going to cancel it yet.

Let me know (via PM is best) if anybody wants this...
Forum: Pacific Northwet - Where it's green. And wet. 07-04-2014, 05:36 PM
Replies: 8,625
Sticky: PNW Flea Market
Views: 2,165,512
Posted By StoneAgeMan
2009 WR250R Seattle WA $4200 4K farkled and dirty

I've also listed this in the general flea-market but thought the locals might not be looking there. Asking 3800 (lowered from title).

I'm just not using this very much and hate to let it sit, even...
Forum: Pacific Northwet - Where it's green. And wet. 06-22-2014, 04:54 PM
Replies: 913
Views: 44,984
Posted By StoneAgeMan
Cry I'm out

Circumstance being what they are, I'm *not* going to be able to make this trip this year.:eek1

StoneAge
Forum: Pacific Northwet - Where it's green. And wet. 04-21-2014, 04:11 PM
Replies: 98
Views: 4,074
Posted By StoneAgeMan
I did a pre-run too (on Sunday) and the weather...

I did a pre-run too (on Sunday) and the weather was mighty fine. Of course I got temporarily lost (which is why I'm tagging along on the run). I could find my way from C-line to B-line, but not back....
Forum: Pacific Northwet - Where it's green. And wet. 04-19-2014, 08:48 PM
Replies: 98
Views: 4,074
Posted By StoneAgeMan
Thumb I would like to tag along on this! I don't really...

I would like to tag along on this! I don't really know the corners, but I've dabbled around in capitol forest and it's nice.:clap

I'll see y'all at the store in the morning on a WR-250R :D
...
Forum: Old's Cool 04-14-2014, 10:23 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,499
Posted By StoneAgeMan
I would have to disagree with my esteemed...

I would have to disagree with my esteemed compatriots above:D.

Unsprung weight can make a fair bit of difference when the road surface is relatively bumpy :deal. Every ounce of unsprung weight...
Forum: Pacific Northwet - Where it's green. And wet. 04-10-2014, 07:54 PM
Replies: 913
Views: 44,984
Posted By StoneAgeMan
Absolutely:deal

Absolutely:deal
Forum: Pacific Northwet - Where it's green. And wet. 03-28-2014, 10:58 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 726
Posted By StoneAgeMan
I'd rather buy the out-of-state ORV tab from 3...

I'd rather buy the out-of-state ORV tab from 3 states for a year, every year, than have to do the dual-registration of having an ORV decal AND a license decal (plate). It seems like a small price to...
Forum: Pacific Northwet - Where it's green. And wet. 03-16-2014, 07:30 PM
Replies: 913
Views: 44,984
Posted By StoneAgeMan
Patches was quickest and has dibs on the one...

Patches was quickest and has dibs on the one "official" second vehicle spot at my site at Fish Creek. Best to PM Wallowa to get dibs on his tent spot - or pop for the $23 to reserve a new one now and...
Forum: Pacific Northwet - Where it's green. And wet. 03-16-2014, 05:55 PM
Replies: 913
Views: 44,984
Posted By StoneAgeMan
Troy and Fish Creek reservations

There's been rumors :D that the first "official" camp site, Fish Creek on Saturday evening, could be busy that time of year. I've got a site (for Saturday 7/26) that has space for 7 folks and 1 more...
Forum: Pacific Northwet - Where it's green. And wet. 03-14-2014, 07:44 PM
Replies: 913
Views: 44,984
Posted By StoneAgeMan
Hi ya Ron:freaky This year I'm bringing my...

Hi ya Ron:freaky

This year I'm bringing my CPAP machine, don't want to get tired and backup over anybodies bike!:wink: (also stops my snoring). I bought a special "little" lithium-ion battery...
Forum: Pacific Northwet - Where it's green. And wet. 03-14-2014, 06:46 PM
Replies: 913
Views: 44,984
Posted By StoneAgeMan
As it turns out, the very same dates that this...

As it turns out, the very same dates that this trip is scheduled for are dates that are "locked down" in my work schedule:eek1 - Locked down as vacation that is :clap

So, since it just so happens...
Forum: Hacks 02-13-2014, 11:22 PM
Replies: 98
Views: 8,646
Posted By StoneAgeMan
Ural has sold many thousands of these over just...

Ural has sold many thousands of these over just the last few years. Almost every other year they improved 4-5 items. When you're only selling maybe 8 thousand of these in a good year, statistics on...
Forum: The Garage 02-05-2014, 10:37 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 5,223
Posted By StoneAgeMan
Quite true (if charging money). However, if one...

Quite true (if charging money). However, if one were to have rotated that ladder 90 degrees, it seems that it would be slightly safer (imho).

Consider any "pushing" force towards or against the...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 02-05-2014, 10:28 PM
Replies: 5,049
Views: 278,196
Posted By StoneAgeMan
I've been riding a bicycle twice a week to work...

I've been riding a bicycle twice a week to work for a few years now (hour-long trip one way). I actually signal those sorts of lane positions (e.g. over a foot in a left turn) that I'm going to do....
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 02-05-2014, 09:32 PM
Replies: 131
Views: 7,924
Posted By StoneAgeMan
15mph is ~22.5fps (I find that thinking in fps is...

15mph is ~22.5fps (I find that thinking in fps is typically pretty useful, 1.5 feet/second for every 1mph). I do believe that having a bike collide with a person at 22 feet per second can indeed kill...
Forum: Beasts 01-29-2014, 10:46 PM
Replies: 2,864
Views: 481,356
Posted By StoneAgeMan
It's my understanding that the motor is a...

It's my understanding that the motor is a "stressed member", i.e. part of the frame. It's part of the triangle that connects the rear to the middle to the front. Given that the motor IS part of the...
Forum: Pacific Northwet - Where it's green. And wet. 01-29-2014, 07:54 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 793
Posted By StoneAgeMan
if you click on the link in the originals, many...

if you click on the link in the originals, many questions will be answered
Forum: Pacific Northwet - Where it's green. And wet. 01-15-2014, 11:01 PM
Replies: 3,355
Views: 196,860
Posted By StoneAgeMan
But what about Grinns?? I know, I can bring...

But what about Grinns??

I know, I can bring the Ural and Grinns can ride, umm, as the monkey, that way he can avoid the parking lot:freaky

s
Forum: Pacific Northwet - Where it's green. And wet. 01-13-2014, 02:39 PM
Replies: 913
Views: 44,984
Posted By StoneAgeMan
Here's some bait:evil <table...

Here's some bait:evil <table style="width:auto;"><tr><td><a href="https://picasaweb.google.com/lh/photo/EpIKD8dZxSp5NCVZwoE8GtMTjNZETYmyPJy0liipFm0?feat=embedwebsite"><img...
Forum: Pacific Northwet - Where it's green. And wet. 01-12-2014, 08:58 PM
Replies: 913
Views: 44,984
Posted By StoneAgeMan
Referencing "liquid carrying capacity" HellsAlien...

Referencing "liquid carrying capacity" HellsAlien wrote:


I've heard that Urals are good for this:d. Especially the garbage-hauling part since shaking the contents isn't as much of an issue....
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 01-11-2014, 01:56 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,017
Posted By StoneAgeMan
I've taken some of the PSSOR training and it was...

I've taken some of the PSSOR training and it was quite useful for me. Judging by comments from the other attendees, they found it helpful also.

s
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 01-04-2014, 11:22 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,988
Posted By StoneAgeMan
I thought that the rates for UM/UIM had something...

I thought that the rates for UM/UIM had something to do with how often those drivers were hitting folks on that brand of bike. :norton

So if Harley's happened to have worse-than-average skills (I...
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 01-01-2014, 12:09 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,163
Posted By StoneAgeMan
Stood on the foot pegs?:D

Stood on the foot pegs?:D
Forum: Thumpers 12-28-2013, 11:15 PM
Replies: 136
Views: 10,372
Posted By StoneAgeMan
I'm not so sure I understand "significant". This...

I'm not so sure I understand "significant". This is not "un-suspended weight" (i.e. moving with each bump).

At 300 lbs, 8+ lbs is barely a 3% weight loss. Granted, it's a gallon of water or fuel...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 12-24-2013, 07:15 PM
Replies: 56
Views: 4,080
Posted By StoneAgeMan
I found that I liked the additional control that...

I found that I liked the additional control that I get from standing up, as compared to mostly sitting down. Of course I'd adjusted my controls for this, so they're sort of bent down for sitting...
Forum: Hacks 12-20-2013, 03:10 PM
Replies: 107
Views: 8,206
Posted By StoneAgeMan
Clunky vs smooth transmissions

Several folks in this thread have commented on the "clunky" shifting of a Ural transmission.

It is my understanding that transmissions with square-cut gears, vs. the helix-cut gears, share some...
Forum: The Rockies It's all downhill from here... 12-19-2013, 05:31 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,602
Posted By StoneAgeMan
IMO the Lat-40 coloring is just a bit easier for...

IMO the Lat-40 coloring is just a bit easier for seeing land ownership and trails while the Nat Geo is a bit easier for seeing landscape patterns, i.e. the "topographics". I take both of them with...
Forum: The Garage 12-10-2013, 08:53 AM
Replies: 50
Views: 4,726
Posted By StoneAgeMan
I believe that you said your slab failed the...

I believe that you said your slab failed the "water test", i.e. duct-taping a piece of plastic down (all 4 sides).

Do the same test to the below-grade wall sections. After 72 hours check for...
Forum: The Garage 12-08-2013, 06:36 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 4,726
Posted By StoneAgeMan
The pics that we need are also the "before...

The pics that we need are also the "before application".:D If the wall is the least bit scaly, dusty, chalky, powdery, or in any other way not a perfectly clean and well-attached (think resistant to...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 12-08-2013, 06:01 PM
Replies: 124
Views: 9,052
Posted By StoneAgeMan
I perhaps mis-understood the op's situation. Was...

I perhaps mis-understood the op's situation. Was it that it's not "paint" that's creating the HOV "lanes", but walls of concrete with intermittent access points? Like a totally separate freeway next...
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 12-04-2013, 11:17 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 789
Posted By StoneAgeMan
No snow here, but I've got a Ural for when it...

No snow here, but I've got a Ural for when it does snow and so I really like snow days :-)

StoneAge
Forum: Layin' down tracks 11-24-2013, 06:23 PM
Replies: 147
Views: 20,898
Posted By StoneAgeMan
As the Earl has not actually been released, it's...

As the Earl has not actually been released, it's hard to say exactly what Android apps will work fine on Earl.

But it's pretty much "just" an Android tablet. All actual hardware, for example the...
Forum: Battle scooters 11-24-2013, 05:11 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 3,210
Posted By StoneAgeMan
I think that you did not realize that there was...

I think that you did not realize that there was more than one diagram on that page. And that they basically agreed with your description of "want some room between me ...".

Diagrams 2 and 3 do...
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