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Forum: Alaska 02-25-2015, 09:10 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 854
Posted By skierd
AlcanRider - Sent you a PM

AlcanRider - Sent you a PM
Forum: Alaska 02-20-2015, 01:20 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 1,664
Posted By skierd
It's almost to freezing at Fairbanks, put the...

It's almost to freezing at Fairbanks, put the WR250X's battery on a tender and plan to move it out of the backyard and in to the garage at my in-laws for some pre-spring maintenance. Hoping to get...
Forum: Thumpers 02-20-2015, 01:05 PM
Replies: 47,730
Views: 9,771,055
Posted By skierd
TEWSTER - That's a nice little touring setup...

TEWSTER - That's a nice little touring setup you've got there, looks like you've kept the weight reasonable and stored well.


You might find that you end up wanting to sit further back on the...
Forum: Thumpers 02-20-2015, 12:54 PM
Replies: 47,730
Views: 9,771,055
Posted By skierd
re: gearing. A 15T will not fit, period. ...

re: gearing.

A 15T will not fit, period.

A 14t barely clears the case saver, and with a 14T the chain leaves gouges in my Sandman steel case saver. YMMV.

13T fits perfectly of course,...
Forum: Thumpers 02-19-2015, 04:53 PM
Replies: 47,730
Views: 9,771,055
Posted By skierd
Funny thing about the longevity of the WRR, it's...

Funny thing about the longevity of the WRR, it's been cold enough here again this winter than the engine case and covers shrink enough to start leaking coolant and yet I have very small doubts about...
Forum: Road warriors 02-10-2015, 07:19 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 546
Posted By skierd
I had regular Pirelli Sport Demon's, or whatever...

I had regular Pirelli Sport Demon's, or whatever their bias touring tires are called, on my Nighthawk before I sold it (kinda wish I hadn't in hindsight, as it did everything reasonably well except...
Forum: Day Trippin' 01-26-2015, 12:29 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 921
Posted By skierd
Yup pretty much noon on the dot!:D I do love...

Yup pretty much noon on the dot!:D

I do love the silence of the winter woods up here. Just finished building a house in Ester and sometimes I can just get lost standing in awe when I take the dog...
Forum: Alaska 01-25-2015, 11:28 AM
Replies: 41
Views: 1,677
Posted By skierd
Filled the car and snow machines at $2.67 Friday...

Filled the car and snow machines at $2.67 Friday in Ester (Gold Hill).
Forum: Alaska 01-24-2015, 09:52 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,190
Posted By skierd
Pretty good day in Fairbanks, with two skis and a...

Pretty good day in Fairbanks, with two skis and a track anyway

http://i209.photobucket.com/albums/bb84/skierd007/P1240020.jpg
Forum: Day Trippin' 01-24-2015, 09:52 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 921
Posted By skierd
What to do when it's -20? (day trippin' in Alaska)

One of the best things about moving to the woods outside of Fairbanks is we're able to ride the snowmachines from the house to an absolutely massive network of trails right out of my back door. Like...
Forum: Alaska 01-24-2015, 02:24 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,414
Posted By skierd
Not in the cards this year but hoping to ride it...

Not in the cards this year but hoping to ride it next year.

Do plan on enjoying the fresh snow tomorrow however!
Forum: Thumpers 01-10-2015, 01:20 PM
Replies: 47,730
Views: 9,771,055
Posted By skierd
It was about 7000 miles one way to Alaska on my...

It was about 7000 miles one way to Alaska on my wr250x, not a bad trip honestly. All of my big rides have been 6000-7000 miles and the little bike does great.
Forum: Road warriors 11-28-2014, 08:10 PM
Replies: 83
Views: 12,017
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: 153
Views: 11,809
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: 47,730
Views: 9,771,055
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: 1,543
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: 12,017
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: 153
Views: 11,809
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: 1,052
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: 47,730
Views: 9,771,055
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: 47,730
Views: 9,771,055
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: 153
Views: 11,809
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: 581
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: 581
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: 581
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: 581
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: 581
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: 581
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: 5,093
Views: 1,010,801
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: 1,455
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: 1,524
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: 1,455
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: 1,455
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: 1,455
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: 649
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: 1,682
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: 1,007
Views: 164,068
Posted By skierd
I love it, looks fantastic!

I love it, looks fantastic!
Forum: Alaska 07-30-2014, 08:12 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 2,075
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: 158
Views: 54,141
Posted By skierd
:lurk:

:lurk:
Forum: Alaska 07-14-2014, 07:02 PM
Replies: 73
Views: 5,308
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. ...
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