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Forum: The Rockies It's all downhill from here... 05-11-2014, 08:09 PM
Replies: 1,330
Views: 110,707
Posted By push_bars
Not too bad... They say there is not a more...

Not too bad...

They say there is not a more expensive motorcycle than a cheap Ducati... :huh

I expect I will be undoing neglect for a while yet since the last owner appeared to think he had...
Forum: The Rockies It's all downhill from here... 04-11-2014, 08:28 PM
Replies: 1,330
Views: 110,707
Posted By push_bars
Talking Got a new buddy bike for slabbin... :freaky It's...

Got a new buddy bike for slabbin... :freaky It's actually a pretty fun bike -- it's a nice change of pace from the Multistrada.
http://www.elementalrain.com/photos/s2r1000-front.png
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Forum: Beasts 03-21-2014, 06:22 PM
Replies: 5,887
Views: 1,165,049
Posted By push_bars
26k on an F800GS. I took it all the way at the...

26k on an F800GS. I took it all the way at the arctic and back and while it was good for that I never really loved it... The Multi is just an all around better package in pretty much every way. The...
Forum: The Rockies It's all downhill from here... 07-15-2012, 08:55 AM
Replies: 1,330
Views: 110,707
Posted By push_bars
Speaking of tourances... I have a brand new 21"...

Speaking of tourances... I have a brand new 21" front in my garage looking for a new home. The Multi has a 17" front so I have no use for this tire with the F800 gone. PM me if your local and want...
Forum: The Rockies It's all downhill from here... 07-05-2012, 11:18 PM
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Views: 110,707
Posted By push_bars
I have been on the look out for a used one for...

I have been on the look out for a used one for almost a year now. I sold the f800 in January to have cash in hand if something were to show up. I considered anything with in 3000 miles fair game but...
Forum: The Rockies It's all downhill from here... 07-03-2012, 06:08 AM
Replies: 1,330
Views: 110,707
Posted By push_bars
New Italian mistress

http://www.elementalrain.com/photos/mts1200spp.jpg

:wink:
Forum: Road warriors 05-01-2012, 06:15 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 4,369
Posted By push_bars
Wicked If it really bothers you there is a fix...

If it really bothers you there is a fix (http://store.proitalia.com/ducati-848-dry-slipper-clutch-conversion-kit-p-4126.html?cPath=22_26_41) available for the 848 wet clutch to bring back the...
Forum: The Rockies It's all downhill from here... 12-23-2011, 01:07 PM
Replies: 1,330
Views: 110,707
Posted By push_bars
AKBeemer -- I am pretty sure I met you at D2D in...

AKBeemer -- I am pretty sure I met you at D2D in 2010. Glad to see you in the lower 48. Montana offers some amazing 2 lane rides and of course some good trails. The nice part about Helena is that...
Forum: Road warriors 09-01-2011, 09:20 PM
Replies: 53
Views: 7,865
Posted By push_bars
Wicked I would like the see the love child of the...

I would like the see the love child of the S1000RR and the K1300GT. I can't be the only one who thinks that BMW is going the wrong direction by popping the top case off a half ton luxo-barge and...
Forum: Beasts 08-09-2011, 04:53 PM
Replies: 5,887
Views: 1,165,049
Posted By push_bars
Is there a way to get a base model upgraded with...

Is there a way to get a base model upgraded with the the better suspension and save a few bucks?

I don't need carbon fiber all over and it seems most of the touring package is no good due to leaks...
Forum: The Rockies It's all downhill from here... 07-26-2011, 08:02 AM
Replies: 1,330
Views: 110,707
Posted By push_bars
I had a rear rim laced by OMS several years ago....

I had a rear rim laced by OMS several years ago. It was straight and required no further adjustments in many miles after it was done. I can't say who did it though or if they still work there...
Forum: Road warriors 05-31-2011, 08:53 PM
Replies: 75
Views: 5,516
Posted By push_bars
A BMW K1000GT that slots in the 15-18k range...

A BMW K1000GT that slots in the 15-18k range under the K1600 series. I loved the K13 but the 16 adds weight and displacement that I am not looking for.
Forum: Vendors 05-20-2011, 12:12 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 3,586
Posted By push_bars
+1

+1
Forum: Vendors 05-19-2011, 12:56 PM
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Views: 3,586
Posted By push_bars
Thumb I spent some time talking with the motoquest guys...

I spent some time talking with the motoquest guys in Anchorage last summer... they rent all kinds of bikes but their best rental performers were the KLR650s. Ironically as the guy was telling me this...
Forum: The Rockies It's all downhill from here... 01-24-2011, 12:05 PM
Replies: 1,330
Views: 110,707
Posted By push_bars
Talking I had one of those BMW motorcycles out on...

I had one of those BMW motorcycles out on Sunday... There is a good chance you passed by me on my valley loop Sunday afternoon. I actually saw several bikes out this past weekend... Other than some...
Forum: The Rockies It's all downhill from here... 10-18-2010, 08:13 PM
Replies: 1,330
Views: 110,707
Posted By push_bars
Wicked You might be surprised about some closet jeep...

You might be surprised about some closet jeep people in this forum. There is a reason Lambo gives me a hard time about jeeps...


http://www.elementalrain.com/photos/willys/willys-2.jpg
Forum: The Rockies It's all downhill from here... 09-29-2010, 09:51 PM
Replies: 1,330
Views: 110,707
Posted By push_bars
Talking I ran into Lambo out on a impromptu dinner with a...

I ran into Lambo out on a impromptu dinner with a friend after the blackfoot. Sounds like I might be able to get him out on his street bike (KLR is in the shop) for a ride up the frontage road to...
Forum: The Rockies It's all downhill from here... 09-29-2010, 04:20 PM
Replies: 1,330
Views: 110,707
Posted By push_bars
Well... I have 15k in this year (since January)...

Well... I have 15k in this year (since January) so I have enough miles to go around... when I look at the bike I realize that I wore the new bike shine off a little too quickly... perhaps I can study...
Forum: The Rockies It's all downhill from here... 09-28-2010, 10:04 PM
Replies: 1,330
Views: 110,707
Posted By push_bars
I will be out on the trails on Friday after work...

I will be out on the trails on Friday after work on the Ibis if anyone is interested in the other type of two wheeled adventures in the mountains.

I have plans for Saturday night but would be up...
Forum: The Rockies It's all downhill from here... 09-27-2010, 07:53 PM
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Views: 110,707
Posted By push_bars
Opinions are like bung holes... Everyone has one and most are full of...

Careful there... Take the time to be seriously and brutally honest with yourself right now. Is the KLR what you really want? The attributes that make the KLR great are directly opposed to the...
Forum: The Rockies It's all downhill from here... 09-27-2010, 07:41 PM
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Views: 110,707
Posted By push_bars
"Teach"

No matter how good my skills are Chadx (real or mostly imagined) I will never be able to do this:

Teach ran the S1000RR down a long (300yds or so) strip up to rather significant speeds... nose...
Forum: The Rockies It's all downhill from here... 09-19-2010, 03:43 PM
Replies: 1,330
Views: 110,707
Posted By push_bars
Wicked Rotopax leaking...

Hmm... horizontal... well made made it to here...
Forum: The Rockies It's all downhill from here... 07-28-2010, 09:51 PM
Replies: 1,330
Views: 110,707
Posted By push_bars
I had them (5 valve titanium) checked out twice...

I had them (5 valve titanium) checked out twice and both times they were perfect according to the dealer (Steve's in Great Falls).

Lots of variables in how a bike lasts but my experience with that...
Forum: The Rockies It's all downhill from here... 07-28-2010, 11:59 AM
Replies: 1,330
Views: 110,707
Posted By push_bars
Not that you should listen to this advice since...

Not that you should listen to this advice since it is contrary to what Yamaha probably specs for the bike but I put roughly 4000 miles on my 426 and did nothing but keep the oil clean. The bike was...
Forum: Parallel Universe 07-23-2010, 05:08 PM
Replies: 325
Views: 127,292
Posted By push_bars
I talked with him (or at least guys from his...

I talked with him (or at least guys from his shop) at length in Redmond. I still feel that XPC or Rencazo would be the way to go for me if I was to do it... but maybe next year.... or the year...
Forum: The Rockies It's all downhill from here... 07-23-2010, 05:05 PM
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Views: 110,707
Posted By push_bars
mbmt -- Excellent bike! Note the one in my...

mbmt -- Excellent bike! Note the one in my avatar... I miss it.

Chadx... that is roughly the route I am taking ... but 70mph :uhoh I would haul your gear just to help your mini-bike along if I...
Forum: The Rockies It's all downhill from here... 07-23-2010, 06:40 AM
Replies: 1,330
Views: 110,707
Posted By push_bars
I am currently thinking that I will leave early...

I am currently thinking that I will leave early on Saturday for a run over there for the day to see people. There looks to be an interesting crowd from ADV at the event so it should be worth the...
Forum: Parallel Universe 07-23-2010, 06:36 AM
Replies: 325
Views: 127,292
Posted By push_bars
While I have not tried this yet... I ran into...

While I have not tried this yet... I ran into some real characters from Minnesota North of the Brayburn lodge that had some interesting long distance touring advice... they recommend getting some of...
Forum: Parallel Universe 07-22-2010, 10:24 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,590
Posted By push_bars
I ran 24/30 on the Dempster fine... but I figured...

I ran 24/30 on the Dempster fine... but I figured I would just follow the advice under the seat rather than think about it too much for the long road sections. Obviously I did not get much life out...
Forum: Parallel Universe 07-22-2010, 10:19 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 7,529
Posted By push_bars
I saw the TT tank at the Redmond rally... the TT...

I saw the TT tank at the Redmond rally... the TT guys said that they crashed the bike quite a bit and that the tank was made out of extra thick plastic that they use for car bumpers...

On closer...
Forum: Parallel Universe 07-22-2010, 10:01 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,590
Posted By push_bars
36/40-42 loaded. Dempster, TOW, etc. Rear...

36/40-42 loaded. Dempster, TOW, etc. Rear toasted at 3500 but I ran till 3800 so it could get really flat and the spaces between the knobs could see some action. Front was dead at 6k. Most of...
Forum: Parallel Universe 07-22-2010, 09:43 PM
Replies: 325
Views: 127,292
Posted By push_bars
I have done multiple back to back 600 miles days...

I have done multiple back to back 600 miles days and one long 750 (16 hours - Alaska/Yukon daylight :evil ) on the stock seat.


Just thought I would throw that out there as some food for thought....
Forum: The Rockies It's all downhill from here... 07-20-2010, 06:57 PM
Replies: 1,330
Views: 110,707
Posted By push_bars
I am here in Helena and back at work... still...

I am here in Helena and back at work... still cleaning up the gear -- as for the bike well, it is happy enough right now just to be totally unencumbered that it is fine waiting a few more days to get...
Forum: Pics, pics, pics... 07-18-2010, 08:40 PM
Replies: 3,696
Views: 814,329
Posted By push_bars
Highway 40, Alberta

http://www.elementalrain.com/photos/f800gs/hwy40-paved.jpg
Forum: The Rockies It's all downhill from here... 07-18-2010, 10:35 AM
Replies: 1,330
Views: 110,707
Posted By push_bars
Chadx -- About the waterpump... the Tigard...

Chadx --

About the waterpump... the Tigard (Portland) shop had not seen one seep before. Regardless it was taken care of under warranty along with a second pass at fixing the valve cover leak. ...
Forum: The Rockies It's all downhill from here... 07-15-2010, 03:03 PM
Replies: 1,330
Views: 110,707
Posted By push_bars
Water pump... they are being really slow getting...

Water pump... they are being really slow getting it done... I toured around Portland downtown today on foot... now I am back at the shop and it is still on the lift in pieces ... :baldy
Forum: Parallel Universe 07-15-2010, 03:01 PM
Replies: 523
Views: 75,301
Posted By push_bars
Excellent stuff... going to have to look into...

Excellent stuff... going to have to look into those left hand drill bits...
Forum: Parallel Universe 07-15-2010, 02:56 PM
Replies: 67
Views: 6,981
Posted By push_bars
Thumb 8000 miles in 19 days. Clarifications on the TKC front, setup, ergos, etc.

Alright... I just can't let this go and I am bored (still) waiting on service for my bike in Portland. I ran the TKC front hard for about 5,000 miles on varying stuff from the Dempster to the bends...
Forum: Parallel Universe 07-14-2010, 01:53 PM
Replies: 67
Views: 6,981
Posted By push_bars
Multiple 600+ mile days back to back including a...

Multiple 600+ mile days back to back including a 750 from Anchorage to Whitehorse on EOL TKCs. I had a few passes to solid 90s with the knobs on loaded. I have had none of the shimmy that so many...
Forum: The Rockies It's all downhill from here... 07-14-2010, 12:23 PM
Replies: 1,330
Views: 110,707
Posted By push_bars
Laid up in Portland waiting on parts... was...

Laid up in Portland waiting on parts... was planning on heading to the Rally today but I will have to keep killing the local micros by the pint here with a friend.

I am going to be back in town on...
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