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Forum: Pacific Northwet - Where it's green. And wet. Yesterday, 11:33 AM
Replies: 3,304
Views: 263,208
Posted By Motomantra
But... But...

It's got no headlight.
Forum: The British Invasion: Triumph Tigers 03-30-2015, 11:51 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 293
Posted By Motomantra
www.woodyswheelworks.com

www.woodyswheelworks.com
Forum: The Garage 03-30-2015, 11:48 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 281
Posted By Motomantra
I'm thinking anything you put in there will...

I'm thinking anything you put in there will deteriorate things a lot quicker.
Forum: The Garage 03-30-2015, 11:45 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 391
Posted By Motomantra
A word about thermostats

Thermostats tend to get ignored, out of sight-out of mind. Until they fail. Think about what that device is doing. It's opening & closing a lot. It's going to wear out. I change mine on a mileage...
Forum: The Garage 03-29-2015, 10:47 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 391
Posted By Motomantra
Here's some ideas

Jump the fan switch at the sensor. Does it run?
Low coolant level? The sensor senses liquid, not air.
Thermostats can get stuck partially open. This would allow some cooling, but when the engine...
Forum: Trip Planning 03-28-2015, 10:08 AM
Replies: 297
Views: 79,279
Posted By Motomantra
Agreed. Google fenix hl23 led. One AA, multiple...

Agreed. Google fenix hl23 led. One AA, multiple levels of brightness.

I try to stay away from those coin batteries, too.
Forum: Americas 03-28-2015, 09:59 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 569
Posted By Motomantra
In August the coast will be full of tourists...

In August the coast will be full of tourists w/motor homes. It could be slow going.

Pick up a cheap straw hat, soak it in water occasionally.
Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 03-28-2015, 09:46 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 343
Posted By Motomantra
2.3 mbar equals 33.4 psi. 1.6 = 23.2 psi. For...

2.3 mbar equals 33.4 psi. 1.6 = 23.2 psi.
For guys like me that had to look it up.
Forum: The Garage 03-27-2015, 07:25 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 3,088
Posted By Motomantra
I just finished R & R steering head bearings. An...

I just finished R & R steering head bearings. An old shock spring adjuster off an old UJM worked fine.
Forum: Equipment 03-26-2015, 11:08 AM
Replies: 179
Views: 70,528
Posted By Motomantra
I've got a couple thousand miles on my F/Trekker...

I've got a couple thousand miles on my F/Trekker now. My only complaint is it isn't as good in cold weather as my Arai. It's more breezy inside (yes of course the vents are shut). When it's below 40F...
Forum: Equipment 03-26-2015, 10:50 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 791
Posted By Motomantra
Because you got wet. I do not. I've resigned...

Because you got wet. I do not.
I've resigned myself to deal with the bulk & hassle of putting rain gear on & off. My last rain suit finally started shredding itself at the cuffs after 25 years of...
Forum: Equipment 03-25-2015, 05:36 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 791
Posted By Motomantra
It's good to hear Gore & Klim show concern. ...

It's good to hear Gore & Klim show concern.

I will not depend on Gore-Tex to keep me dry if I'm very far from home.
Forum: Americas 03-24-2015, 10:17 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 247
Posted By Motomantra
First of April? Very few motorhomes

Plan various options. Let the weather decide for you at the time of departure. It may turn out to be too early to go inland.
Forum: Pacific Northwet - Where it's green. And wet. 03-22-2015, 11:32 AM
Replies: 263
Views: 13,540
Posted By Motomantra
I camped there three weeks ago. Had the place to...

I camped there three weeks ago. Had the place to myself.

If you want a good burger & beer, I thought "Solstice Brewpub" was worth repeating. It's just south of 26 on Main, which is on the way to...
Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 03-22-2015, 11:21 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 797
Posted By Motomantra
Sounds like you're looking for the perfect tire. ...

Sounds like you're looking for the perfect tire.

Me too.
Forum: The Garage 03-19-2015, 11:22 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 735
Posted By Motomantra
What Tinker said. If the shoes weren't close...

What Tinker said.

If the shoes weren't close to the drum they should still pump up with a couple strokes.
Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 03-17-2015, 09:29 AM
Replies: 4,196
Views: 814,486
Posted By Motomantra
Setting the rear adjuster to xx line will raise...

Setting the rear adjuster to xx line will raise the back, but it won't change the spring weight. The more the rear is raised, the quicker the steering becomes. There is a trade off though, as the...
Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 03-14-2015, 11:09 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 5,760
Posted By Motomantra
Interesting

I don't have the rear (805) . But my front (804) says made in Korea. I thought Yokohama was involved some how.
Forum: Pacific Northwet - Where it's green. And wet. 03-11-2015, 01:20 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,200
Posted By Motomantra
Nobody saw it-didn't happen

I could use some more exploring of that area. A couple weeks ago I had a 2 mph front wash-out on the Frasier Turnaround spur near High Rock. Piggy took a short nap. Cost me a T/signal (replaced...
Forum: Road warriors 03-08-2015, 11:11 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 732
Posted By Motomantra
It appears the crush washers (sealing gasket)...

It appears the crush washers (sealing gasket) never got crushed. Typically what happens is the combustion gases get deposited in the female (head) threads. This sometimes makes removal difficult, &...
Forum: Pacific Northwet - Where it's green. And wet. 03-04-2015, 10:45 AM
Replies: 21,730
Views: 1,650,173
Posted By Motomantra
Rashy card

Out. Going to Walla Walla through Prineville to visit my sister.
Forum: Pacific Northwet - Where it's green. And wet. 03-04-2015, 08:43 AM
Replies: 3,304
Views: 263,208
Posted By Motomantra
Abbott?? No

I went past Ripplebrook & left at the Timothy cut off (Oak Grove fork). I Made it to Hideaway, then tried to get to Frasier Turnaround but was stopped by snow.

Get out there & report back.
Forum: Pacific Northwet - Where it's green. And wet. 03-03-2015, 07:47 PM
Replies: 3,304
Views: 263,208
Posted By Motomantra
I made it through to High Rock ten days ago. Oak...

I made it through to High Rock ten days ago. Oak Grove fork to Timothy was open, too.
Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 03-03-2015, 12:00 PM
Replies: 4,196
Views: 814,486
Posted By Motomantra
I've been using gauntlets for years when the...

I've been using gauntlets for years when the weather turns. Firm believer. You say those Oxfords fit over the OE wind deflectors? That's what I'm looking for. Could you post a picture showing the...
Forum: Equipment 03-03-2015, 11:48 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 903
Posted By Motomantra
It's the location of the pegs that was the...

It's the location of the pegs that was the biggest problem for my passenger. They're too high to be comfortable for very long.
Forum: Equipment 03-03-2015, 11:44 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,282
Posted By Motomantra
When I wash my bike I cover the H/B controls with...

When I wash my bike I cover the H/B controls with alum foil 'cause it's quick & easy.
I use the leaf blower to dry it.
Forum: Pacific Northwet - Where it's green. And wet. 03-02-2015, 11:02 AM
Replies: 21,730
Views: 1,650,173
Posted By Motomantra
Mmmm?

If I ride, I can't drink (like I used to).

If I drive, I can drink (a little).

Oh what to do on a nice dry day.
Forum: Americas 03-02-2015, 10:04 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 388
Posted By Motomantra
Start here. Keep it with you

https://www.octanepress.com/book/adventurous-motorcyclists-guide-alaska

There is a TON of info on this site. Dig a little deeper (read more).
Forum: Pacific Northwet - Where it's green. And wet. 02-28-2015, 09:56 AM
Replies: 334
Views: 20,891
Posted By Motomantra
Agreed

Unless you're very good with a big bike, I'd highly suggest using a smaller "dual sport". It's the last section that drops into the river that's the worst. I didn't need my front brake (650 V-Strom),...
Forum: Pacific Northwet - Where it's green. And wet. 02-28-2015, 09:49 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 772
Posted By Motomantra
Suggestions follow after this

What are your interests? Beach, mountains, scenic vistas, curvy roads?
Have you been out here before?
Forum: Pacific Northwet - Where it's green. And wet. 02-27-2015, 10:43 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 437
Posted By Motomantra
What's a blog?

What's a blog?
Forum: Pacific Northwet - Where it's green. And wet. 02-25-2015, 09:51 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,302
Posted By Motomantra
A loose quote by Tom; "Come to Oregon, see our...

A loose quote by Tom;
"Come to Oregon, see our state...

Then leave."

Best Governor ever.
Forum: Pacific Northwet - Where it's green. And wet. 02-23-2015, 04:24 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 704
Posted By Motomantra
I was up there last Sat. High Rock & Hideaway...

I was up there last Sat. High Rock & Hideaway Lake are accessible . But there's snow in the forecast for late in the week.
Forum: Pacific Northwet - Where it's green. And wet. 02-17-2015, 11:26 AM
Replies: 3,304
Views: 263,208
Posted By Motomantra
Bonney Crossing is more secluded, especially if...

Bonney Crossing is more secluded, especially if it gets windy, & has fresh running water. I've been there a couple times in the winter. The sign said closed, but the outhouse was unlocked. The dogs...
Forum: Americas 02-17-2015, 11:03 AM
Replies: 558
Views: 39,238
Posted By Motomantra
Thanks for the list, but...

Too long, didn't read. But I will later because I'm getting forgetful in my old age.
Forum: Equipment 02-17-2015, 10:44 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 914
Posted By Motomantra
Most likely because the wires would get mangled...

Most likely because the wires would get mangled from all the pressure & twisting going on in the palm area.
Forum: Equipment 02-16-2015, 08:52 AM
Replies: 85
Views: 11,432
Posted By Motomantra
See what happens when the government gets...

See what happens when the government gets involved?

This has been an entertaining read.
Forum: Trip Planning 02-12-2015, 10:16 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 3,813
Posted By Motomantra
I always part it on the side stand, paying close...

I always part it on the side stand, paying close attention to how firm the ground is & which way the wind is going. I think it's more stable on the side stand & there's less weight on it than the...
Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 02-11-2015, 10:26 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 3,717
Posted By Motomantra
Thank you for your correction.

Thank you for your correction.
Forum: Americas 02-09-2015, 11:28 AM
Replies: 558
Views: 39,238
Posted By Motomantra
If you're planning to go where the wind blows,...

If you're planning to go where the wind blows, make sure the tall tent can withstand it. I'm 6' & have been able to compromise & use the "back pack" tent. It's rated 3 man, big enough for two people...
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