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Forum: Pacific Northwet - Where it's green. And wet. 10-05-2014, 08:27 AM
Replies: 2,817
Views: 348,553
Posted By Tom Myers
There is plenty of opportunity in WA state to...

There is plenty of opportunity in WA state to challenge yourself (or force others to challenge themselves). I'm all for challenge, but since Mission Creek is on the WABDR, we think it should be...
Forum: Pacific Northwet - Where it's green. And wet. 10-03-2014, 09:18 AM
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Views: 348,553
Posted By Tom Myers
You said it!

You said it!
Forum: Pacific Northwet - Where it's green. And wet. 08-31-2014, 11:31 AM
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Views: 348,553
Posted By Tom Myers
RG, sorry this didnt work out. There are...

RG, sorry this didnt work out.

There are lots of settings to "know about" before setting off on a trip like this and every GPS is different.

The absolutely simplest way to do this is tn not...
Forum: Pacific Northwet - Where it's green. And wet. 08-05-2014, 09:57 AM
Replies: 2,817
Views: 348,553
Posted By Tom Myers
North of Cashmere, the road from French Corral to...

North of Cashmere, the road from French Corral to Ardenvoir is still "closed"(Aug 4).
Forum: Pacific Northwet - Where it's green. And wet. 08-03-2014, 07:41 AM
Replies: 2,817
Views: 348,553
Posted By Tom Myers
Could have been worse - imagine a Starbucks where...

Could have been worse - imagine a Starbucks where you have to park on gravel.:evil
Forum: Pacific Northwet - Where it's green. And wet. 07-25-2014, 06:59 AM
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Views: 348,553
Posted By Tom Myers
Carlton fire is at 390 square miles burned. Thats...

Carlton fire is at 390 square miles burned. Thats 20x20 miles, a somber observation.

Any current updates on the fire situation?
Forum: Pacific Northwet - Where it's green. And wet. 07-21-2014, 07:49 AM
Replies: 2,817
Views: 348,553
Posted By Tom Myers
This is excellent advice, but adrenalin junkies...

This is excellent advice, but adrenalin junkies aren't wired in a way to accept this. Basically life is already too "safe & predictable"; those who want excitement in our current world have to go...
Forum: Pacific Northwet - Where it's green. And wet. 07-17-2014, 08:29 AM
Replies: 2,817
Views: 348,553
Posted By Tom Myers
Normally the best place is to google "inciweb...

Normally the best place is to google "inciweb washington" but they are having a rough time getting updates posted.

Currently inciweb lists only the Mills Canyon fire (which is kinda sorta under...
Forum: Pacific Northwet - Where it's green. And wet. 07-05-2014, 08:20 AM
Replies: 2,817
Views: 348,553
Posted By Tom Myers
Wow. Here's hoping you see everybody who's out...

Wow. Here's hoping you see everybody who's out there :eek1 !

Also which direction are you going? Watch out for Mr. & Mrs. 1911!

This is a good time to remind backcountry riders to keep to the...
Forum: Pacific Northwet - Where it's green. And wet. 06-12-2014, 09:16 AM
Replies: 2,817
Views: 348,553
Posted By Tom Myers
A passenger walking Babyhead hill is about 5...

A passenger walking Babyhead hill is about 5 minutes of the ride. Some other stuff in there that you'd probably be inclined to ride, that a passenger might not enjoy. But as usual, the views are...
Forum: Pacific Northwet - Where it's green. And wet. 04-24-2014, 08:22 AM
Replies: 2,817
Views: 348,553
Posted By Tom Myers
Sorry WS, that's not likely in April but I do...

Sorry WS, that's not likely in April but I do understand your cabin fever. The Table mtn road (FR35) at the Lion Rock intersection is 6200 feet elevation. FR35 only drops a little to 5600 ft at the...
Forum: Pacific Northwet - Where it's green. And wet. 02-25-2014, 08:17 AM
Replies: 2,817
Views: 348,553
Posted By Tom Myers
Honda CRF250 valves will tighten up if the air...

Honda CRF250 valves will tighten up if the air filter is letting dust thru, for example if the sealing edge is knocked off while setting the filter in the airbox. This is a significant problem...
Forum: Pacific Northwet - Where it's green. And wet. 09-29-2013, 08:01 AM
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Views: 348,553
Posted By Tom Myers
NW Scout, ......I don't click on videos often,...

NW Scout, ......I don't click on videos often, but videos by artists are often worth it. Thank you.
.......very nice. Captures the essence of the trip. Much Aloha too!

~~~~~~~~~~~

Here's...
Forum: The Garage 09-24-2013, 09:07 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 2,701
Posted By Tom Myers
Removable protective film for paint

I'm borrowing a nice clean bike and I don't want to scratch it, want to stick some protective film on some exposed areas. And peel it off before I return the bike. Anyone have suggestions for a...
Forum: Equipment 09-24-2013, 08:55 AM
Replies: 154
Views: 19,373
Posted By Tom Myers
Yeah Rok Straps rule for strapping bigger stuff...

Yeah Rok Straps rule for strapping bigger stuff but I agree a small simple strap is very useful. Looks like Giant Loop has those too....
Forum: Pacific Northwet - Where it's green. And wet. 09-18-2013, 08:25 AM
Replies: 2,817
Views: 348,553
Posted By Tom Myers
Good point - better to disperse thru town. ...

Good point - better to disperse thru town.
Edited map to remove specific route past Erndogs moms house.:D:D
Thanks Erndog!

Not sure yet if this option will be added to the WABDR track files -...
Forum: Pacific Northwet - Where it's green. And wet. 09-17-2013, 04:42 PM
Replies: 2,817
Views: 348,553
Posted By Tom Myers
Proposed route (via Peavine Cyn to Cashmere) ...

Proposed route (via Peavine Cyn to Cashmere)

(edited to avoid getting Erndog in trouble) :rofl

http://tm3.us/mc/peavine-cyn-option.jpg



and
Forum: Pacific Northwet - Where it's green. And wet. 09-16-2013, 07:18 AM
Replies: 2,817
Views: 348,553
Posted By Tom Myers
Wenatchee World says: "The reopening makes the...

Wenatchee World says: "The reopening makes the Devils Gulch Trailhead and the tie road with Peavine/No. 2 Canyon Road now accessible to vehicles. The road from the Peavine Road intersection up to...
Forum: Pacific Northwet - Where it's green. And wet. 09-13-2013, 09:16 PM
Replies: 2,817
Views: 348,553
Posted By Tom Myers
Heard some reports from the WABDR Week...

Heard some reports from the WABDR Week (http://www.touratech-usa.com/Adventure/Events/OUIuUP/WABDR-Week) crew (20+ riders!) came thru Section 2 today (Bethel ridge and the Babyhead hill etc). It was...
Forum: Pacific Northwet - Where it's green. And wet. 09-11-2013, 08:41 PM
Replies: 2,817
Views: 348,553
Posted By Tom Myers
Wenatchee Bypass route is done

THE WENATCHEE BYPASS (GPS TRACK)

http://tm3.us/mc/WABDR-re-route-map.jpg

This re-route option avoids the large city of Wenatchee. Because the Mission Creek road (FR7100) is closed to motorized...
Forum: Pacific Northwet - Where it's green. And wet. 08-13-2013, 09:05 AM
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Views: 348,553
Posted By Tom Myers
Good info, thanks! Incidentally the map layers...

Good info, thanks! Incidentally the map layers chosen for the WABDR maps were purchased from Benchmark (some may have noticed the similarity!). Certainly there can be errors, but Benchmark has been...
Forum: Pacific Northwet - Where it's green. And wet. 08-11-2013, 01:13 PM
Replies: 2,817
Views: 348,553
Posted By Tom Myers
A map that shows all the crossroads crossing an...

A map that shows all the crossroads crossing an entire state would be hard to carry and it would take ten minutes to re-fold it. But you could use it for a tarp if it rained. :rofl

This is...
Forum: Pacific Northwet - Where it's green. And wet. 08-11-2013, 01:03 PM
Replies: 2,817
Views: 348,553
Posted By Tom Myers
Go to Packwood, ride Bethel ridge to Ellensburg,...

Go to Packwood, ride Bethel ridge to Ellensburg, or to Cashmere (north).
Forum: Pacific Northwet - Where it's green. And wet. 08-11-2013, 11:23 AM
Replies: 2,817
Views: 348,553
Posted By Tom Myers
That shows how good GPS has become. Riding the...

That shows how good GPS has become. Riding the WABDR with only a map (no GPS or people to follow) would take a lot more time, but the WABDR map is definitely a useful map (if __any__ maps are...
Forum: Pacific Northwet - Where it's green. And wet. 08-09-2013, 11:36 AM
Replies: 2,817
Views: 348,553
Posted By Tom Myers
....that said.... for this weekend, bear in mind...

....that said.... for this weekend, bear in mind current Flash Flood warnings of Aug 9-11, 2013 from NOAA, and specifically referring to this area with its recent burn scars:

"A FLASH FLOOD WATCH...
Forum: Pacific Northwet - Where it's green. And wet. 08-06-2013, 08:03 PM
Replies: 2,817
Views: 348,553
Posted By Tom Myers
awesome!

awesome!
Forum: Pics, pics, pics... 04-20-2011, 09:45 AM
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Views: 443,967
Posted By Tom Myers
Puna Coast of Hawaii island

http://i1238.photobucket.com/albums/ff499/grindage/CRF-250x_Hawaii_Sea_Arch_0219blue.jpg

April 2011 - Dualsporting around the Big Island of Hawaii on a CRF-250X.
Kaloli point, on the Puna coast...
Forum: Parallel Universe 02-10-2010, 06:00 PM
Replies: 1,560
Views: 293,491
Posted By Tom Myers
After 45 pages there is so much commentary I can...

After 45 pages there is so much commentary I can understand if heads are spinning.

If you want to maintain your F800GS properly, this shock bolt should be checked, and restored to proper torque...
Forum: Parallel Universe 02-10-2010, 01:57 PM
Replies: 1,560
Views: 293,491
Posted By Tom Myers
Yes it's crazy. I suspect that 2mm of washers is...

Yes it's crazy. I suspect that 2mm of washers is more than necessary :wink: but it won't hurt :wink: .

Check it like this: Do a mock-up how this stuff will all squeeze together. Remove the...
Forum: Parallel Universe 02-01-2010, 07:10 PM
Replies: 1,560
Views: 293,491
Posted By Tom Myers
Bolt size is actually 12mm not 10mm

(Feb 10, 2020 - see edit details at bottom)

TOURATECH-USA have been reading this thread with interest.

Regarding the above question (The Griz - side flats), they are telling you to lubricate...
Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 03-04-2009, 07:42 AM
Replies: 0
Views: 480
Posted By Tom Myers
Jobs at TOURATECH-USA, March 2009 (Seattle)

(cross-posted from Pacific Northwet regional forum)

http://www.advrider.com/forums/showthread.php?t=437430
I'm not sure how to properly cross-post to other regions, apologies if this is not done...
Forum: Pacific Northwet - Where it's green. And wet. 02-28-2009, 01:03 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 2,454
Posted By Tom Myers
Bump We are getting inquiries from a LOT of...

Bump

We are getting inquiries from a LOT of good candidates, experience-wise. But we'd like to see more inquiries from those who have experience and core-interest.

That said, I hope It's OK...
Forum: Parallel Universe 02-28-2009, 12:46 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,475
Posted By Tom Myers
Doris Wiedemann - F800GS - enroute to Prudhoe Bay Feb 2009

Doris is a BMW-sponsored Adventure rider (and TOURATECH sponsored :D :D ) who is probably approaching Prudhoe Bay currently (Feb28, 2009). Her F800GS is a "pre-serial" model (no serial#) but at some...
Forum: Equipment 02-28-2009, 12:28 PM
Replies: 57
Views: 17,645
Posted By Tom Myers
They probably make them by the...

They probably make them by the "millions".......using a big machine that is not feasible or available by the specialty aftermarket. If a market emerges for dirtbike studs by ( :D other :D people...
Forum: GS Boxers 02-28-2009, 11:53 AM
Replies: 41
Views: 2,075
Posted By Tom Myers
This is advice that the Shade-Tree mechanic...

This is advice that the Shade-Tree mechanic should find somewhere to keep. If you are ever wondering whether a seal is OK for gasoline, a good test is to soak it in gasoline and see if it swells. ...
Forum: Equipment 02-28-2009, 10:33 AM
Replies: 57
Views: 17,645
Posted By Tom Myers
They cost a buck each because each screw has a...

They cost a buck each because each screw has a carbide spike brazed into it.

When Best-Grip (or someone else) develops a way to do it without the welding the price will go down, but currently I am...
Forum: Equipment 02-28-2009, 10:12 AM
Replies: 57
Views: 17,645
Posted By Tom Myers
Video installing ICE studs, manually and with electric tool

Adventure riders Sjaak and Doris are using the Best Grip studs on an "ICE ride". They are on the road NOW (Feb 28, 2009), and should be almost to Prudhoe Bay.

When they were at our shop...
Forum: Pacific Northwet - Where it's green. And wet. 02-27-2009, 09:43 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 2,454
Posted By Tom Myers
Jobs at TOURATECH-USA, March 2009 (Seattle)

Hello,

We have two positions open and would like to hear from ADVriders who have experience in:
---> Management and Operations, Financial, and distribution;
- AND -
--->Sales and Marketing,...
Forum: Pacific Northwet - Where it's green. And wet. 02-07-2009, 02:52 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 2,082
Posted By Tom Myers
Here is is on Youtube Tom <object...

Here is is on Youtube

Tom

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Forum: Pacific Northwet - Where it's green. And wet. 02-05-2009, 12:03 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 461
Posted By Tom Myers
While waiting for a yankee driver to surface, we...

While waiting for a yankee driver to surface, we worked out another solution (using tools that Sjaak is already carrying) so a yankee driver is not necessary anymore.

Thanks Jim and thetourist,...
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