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Forum: Pacific Northwet - Where it's green. And wet. 06-01-2011, 03:50 AM
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Posted By ditchbanker
Nope, I was at home with the Kiddo, and a lower...

Nope, I was at home with the Kiddo, and a lower back reminding me that 8 yards of perma bark is a hell of a day.
Forum: Pacific Northwet - Where it's green. And wet. 05-14-2011, 03:51 AM
Replies: 8,359
Views: 720,743
Posted By ditchbanker
Those of you doing Sam's ride today, have fun. ...

Those of you doing Sam's ride today, have fun.

Those of us who are working hate you. :D
Forum: Pacific Northwet - Where it's green. And wet. 04-26-2011, 06:55 PM
Replies: 8,359
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Posted By ditchbanker
I missed the dirt

Bike's back and running.

Heath was kind enough to go out riding with me this afternoon. What a guy. Nothing all that terribly exciting, unless you haven't ridden dirt for almost a year and a...
Forum: Pacific Northwet - Where it's green. And wet. 04-19-2011, 10:31 AM
Replies: 8,359
Views: 720,743
Posted By ditchbanker
So both of you are in?:deal

So both of you are in?:deal
Forum: Pacific Northwet - Where it's green. And wet. 04-19-2011, 06:45 AM
Replies: 8,359
Views: 720,743
Posted By ditchbanker
Rode the DR home again last night ...

Rode the DR home again last night
:clap:clap:clap:clap:clap:clap:clap:clap:clap:clap
Next Wednesday, a week from tomorrow, I have the day off and a babysitter. Who wants to ride with a guy who's...
Forum: Pacific Northwet - Where it's green. And wet. 04-05-2011, 06:58 AM
Replies: 8,359
Views: 720,743
Posted By ditchbanker
Can't wait to get my bike back. I had a dream...

Can't wait to get my bike back. I had a dream about riding last night. It was awesome.

BTW, Ryan, I have memories of that being a particularly nasty bike to get up the hill.
...
Forum: Pacific Northwet - Where it's green. And wet. 04-03-2011, 02:56 PM
Replies: 8,359
Views: 720,743
Posted By ditchbanker
Latest word is that my DR might be back up and...

Latest word is that my DR might be back up and ready this week. If so, I'll HAVE to get out soon, if anyone (preferably with an odd schedule) is interested in riding a ride for someone who hasn't...
Forum: Pacific Northwet - Where it's green. And wet. 03-21-2011, 09:47 PM
Replies: 8,359
Views: 720,743
Posted By ditchbanker
Can't wait until I have a bike again. I WILL be...

Can't wait until I have a bike again. I WILL be joining on some rides this year.

I guest next best to riding is knowing that my wife is considering going to HT to apply for her OR CCW on...
Forum: Thumpers 03-16-2011, 07:30 AM
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Posted By ditchbanker
Finally broke down and took the DR to Happy...

Finally broke down and took the DR to Happy Trails to get the engine (that I took apart) back together. Pretty exciting to be able to ride some dirt again.

Kind of funny, through the whole thing...
Forum: Pacific Northwet - Where it's green. And wet. 03-16-2011, 07:24 AM
Replies: 8,359
Views: 720,743
Posted By ditchbanker
Congratulations, Heath Do we know a name? ...

Congratulations, Heath

Do we know a name? Everyone alright?
Forum: Pacific Northwet - Where it's green. And wet. 03-11-2011, 03:40 AM
Replies: 8,359
Views: 720,743
Posted By ditchbanker
First off, unless things have changed...

First off, unless things have changed significantly, you don't have class. Trust me, takes one to know one.

Second, not any real trips on the wing, but I've at least been commuting. Got an...
Forum: Pacific Northwet - Where it's green. And wet. 03-10-2011, 03:56 AM
Replies: 8,359
Views: 720,743
Posted By ditchbanker
I leave you guys for a year and nothing changes...

I leave you guys for a year and nothing changes :)

Craig, how long does it take to put those things on and take them off?
Forum: Pacific Northwet - Where it's green. And wet. 08-24-2010, 01:55 PM
Replies: 8,359
Views: 720,743
Posted By ditchbanker
I wouldn't be so sure on that one. From...

I wouldn't be so sure on that one.

From Idaho Code 18-3302(7)
Forum: Pacific Northwet - Where it's green. And wet. 08-22-2010, 06:41 PM
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Views: 720,743
Posted By ditchbanker
PM sent

PM sent
Forum: Pacific Northwet - Where it's green. And wet. 08-22-2010, 06:13 PM
Replies: 8,359
Views: 720,743
Posted By ditchbanker
Might get to ride this year

Thanks to Whisky Sierra, I was able to get my cylinder back on today, and subsequently my head. Carb got most of the way on before I got called in by my wife for dinner and taking care of our son. ...
Forum: Ride reports 08-12-2010, 03:43 AM
Replies: 313
Views: 117,250
Posted By ditchbanker
Awesome, travel safe, I'll enjoy watching this...

Awesome, travel safe, I'll enjoy watching this one.
Forum: Pacific Northwet - Where it's green. And wet. 08-12-2010, 03:27 AM
Replies: 8,359
Views: 720,743
Posted By ditchbanker
Awesome, guys. I'd been gone so long I forgot...

Awesome, guys. I'd been gone so long I forgot the quality of the people here. I woke up (way too early, you can see) and thought maybe someone might have answered. Instead, I got several people...
Forum: Pacific Northwet - Where it's green. And wet. 08-11-2010, 05:23 PM
Replies: 8,359
Views: 720,743
Posted By ditchbanker
OK, to anyone who happens to remember me, my name...

OK, to anyone who happens to remember me, my name is ditchbanker and I used to ride. My bike's been down forever (6 months) waiting for my schedule to melt up with a couple guys to help put my...
Forum: Road warriors 04-11-2010, 07:19 AM
Replies: 112
Views: 7,534
Posted By ditchbanker
Even with the clipons? I know that they could be...

Even with the clipons? I know that they could be made to regular bar heights, but my mind is just equates them with sport bike crouch.
Forum: Road warriors 04-09-2010, 01:32 PM
Replies: 112
Views: 7,534
Posted By ditchbanker
I've been keeping my eyes open, and it seems like...

I've been keeping my eyes open, and it seems like they hover around about 3X what he's looking to spend.
Forum: Road warriors 04-09-2010, 01:18 PM
Replies: 169
Views: 20,358
Posted By ditchbanker
If anyone happens to have any interest in buying...

If anyone happens to have any interest in buying a nekkid '84 after reading this shoot me a pm
Forum: Road warriors 04-06-2010, 08:20 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,214
Posted By ditchbanker
The way I think, I'd put some money into the 500....

The way I think, I'd put some money into the 500. How far do you have to go that you need a windsceen? When I was in college I'd do 50 miles a day on a DR650 w/out wind screen. I also just did a...
Forum: Road warriors 03-05-2010, 03:46 PM
Replies: 109
Views: 31,108
Posted By ditchbanker
It's really a shame, but it seems like a lot of...

It's really a shame, but it seems like a lot of bikes can't update without upsizing. I'll agree with you on a 1200 being plenty, but people want BIGGER
Forum: Road warriors 03-04-2010, 12:52 PM
Replies: 109
Views: 31,108
Posted By ditchbanker
Look out, Katana

Look out, Katana
Forum: Thumpers 02-19-2010, 08:48 PM
Replies: 95,564
Views: 17,965,027
Posted By ditchbanker
If you enjoy a good book, I highly recommend both...

If you enjoy a good book, I highly recommend both of Lois Pryce's books. Lois on the Loose and Red Tape and White Knuckles. I had to really luck out to get the second one without ordering from the...
Forum: Thumpers 02-19-2010, 08:29 PM
Replies: 95,564
Views: 17,965,027
Posted By ditchbanker
On the bike: 800 miles is hardly enough time...

On the bike:

800 miles is hardly enough time (especially if it hasn't been ridden off road) to do much damage unless you do something pretty stupid like run it without oil or an air filter, etc.
...
Forum: Thumpers 02-16-2010, 06:40 AM
Replies: 68
Views: 8,521
Posted By ditchbanker
I could be mistaken, but I think she was actually...

I could be mistaken, but I think she was actually on a TTR250 in Red Tape White Knuckles. Not that it really matters that much.

As far as her wising up, you may have read more than I did on her...
Forum: Thumpers 02-13-2010, 07:13 AM
Replies: 95,564
Views: 17,965,027
Posted By ditchbanker
The only reason I dead the rings was because the...

The only reason I dead the rings was because the bike had 30,000 miles. I don't know that it NEEDED it, but the bike was coming apart for the gaskets, so I figured I'd do the next easy step while I...
Forum: Thumpers 02-12-2010, 09:47 PM
Replies: 95,564
Views: 17,965,027
Posted By ditchbanker
According to this post: ...

According to this post:
http://www.advrider.com/forums/showpost.php?p=7917650&postcount=17108
Where someone quotes another post, it's 200 watts
Forum: Thumpers 02-12-2010, 09:18 PM
Replies: 95,564
Views: 17,965,027
Posted By ditchbanker
Ok, ok, last of my barrage of comments.... ...

Ok, ok, last of my barrage of comments....

It looks like I should be able to JUST get the rings done. Is there any problem I have to worry about putting it back together with it not at TDC?
Forum: Thumpers 02-12-2010, 09:15 PM
Replies: 95,564
Views: 17,965,027
Posted By ditchbanker
Oh, and one more, does anyone have any advise on...

Oh, and one more, does anyone have any advise on cleaning crud off your piston?
Forum: Thumpers 02-12-2010, 09:12 PM
Replies: 95,564
Views: 17,965,027
Posted By ditchbanker
Sometimes you've just got to sit back and laugh

At yourself.

Tonight was day 2 in attempting to change my piston rings and my base gasket.

Son of a....1)The bolts holding the head on were torqued just shy of "hernia" but right at...
Forum: Thumpers 02-12-2010, 08:57 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 634
Posted By ditchbanker
I know, I've been reading through the DR thread...

I know, I've been reading through the DR thread lately. Just couldn't resist a chance to be a pain. Don't worry, karma will get me. Always does.
Forum: Thumpers 02-12-2010, 05:59 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 634
Posted By ditchbanker
Shouldn't this be in the DR650 thread?

Shouldn't this be in the DR650 thread?
Forum: Thumpers 02-12-2010, 12:56 PM
Replies: 95,564
Views: 17,965,027
Posted By ditchbanker
I'm sure someone with more knowledge than me (not...

I'm sure someone with more knowledge than me (not hard to have, btw) will confirm or rebuke this, but do you think with to high of gearing your lugging it?
Forum: Thumpers 02-12-2010, 08:14 AM
Replies: 77
Views: 20,028
Posted By ditchbanker
I picked one of those up as my first bike for...

I picked one of those up as my first bike for $1000 about 6 years ago. When I got my DR650 I pretty much ignored the FT (mine was an '03). Last year I sold it for a couple hundred bucks to my uncle...
Forum: Thumpers 02-10-2010, 09:36 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,485
Posted By ditchbanker
I'd really like to get a smaller dual sport some...

I'd really like to get a smaller dual sport some day. You know, for the wife :deal.

The TW looks like a lot of fun, but part of me really wants an xt225. Could be because I read Lois on the...
Forum: Pacific Northwet - Where it's green. And wet. 02-09-2010, 09:36 PM
Replies: 8,359
Views: 720,743
Posted By ditchbanker
Nope. Once I take the sprocket off I won't be...

Nope. Once I take the sprocket off I won't be able to move it until it's almost all back together. I'm not going to be able to get that far until my next weekend. Problem was, it was sitting in...
Forum: Thumpers 02-08-2010, 07:48 AM
Replies: 95,564
Views: 17,965,027
Posted By ditchbanker
That's closer to what I was wanting to know. I'm...

That's closer to what I was wanting to know. I'm not trying to say that I think the XRL forks are the end all of fork tech, just that I think the internals are better than mine and this chance I had...
Forum: Thumpers 02-07-2010, 10:13 PM
Replies: 95,564
Views: 17,965,027
Posted By ditchbanker
XR650L forks?

Anyone try to put XR650L forks on a DR? I know that as a major upgrade, you can do a lot better, but a friend's parting out an XRL and I think I can get the forks pretty cheap. I think the tube...
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