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Forum: Equipment Today, 12:12 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 181
Posted By Motomantra
thanks

Interested. I see it has a heat sink case. I wonder if they'd work for daytime running lights on my car.
Forum: The Garage Yesterday, 09:06 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 602
Posted By Motomantra
Listen to the monkey

Before you goop on a sealer, find out if the gasket was designed for it. Most composition type go on clean & dry.

It depends on the gasket.
Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 01-30-2015, 10:42 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 726
Posted By Motomantra
You used the word "Dual sport". Unless the rider...

You used the word "Dual sport". Unless the rider has skills/experience I wouldn't go any farther than dirt roads.
I researched for a couple years before deciding on a DL. This will be my second year...
Forum: Equipment 01-29-2015, 05:10 PM
Replies: 136
Views: 15,374
Posted By Motomantra
It's a knob, ferchrisake. After following many...

It's a knob, ferchrisake.
After following many tire threads I've come to the conclusion that some riders misinterpret what 50/50 means.
Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 01-26-2015, 12:56 PM
Replies: 107
Views: 22,265
Posted By Motomantra
No perfect tire

I could have used that set yesterday. I was turned back three different times by a little snow, while exploring higher dirt roads. The Anakee 3s are okay if the dirt is firm, but wash out easily on...
Forum: Pacific Northwet - Where it's green. And wet. 01-25-2015, 11:30 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 791
Posted By Motomantra
Rafting supply

http://www.nrs.com/

Good straps, too.
Forum: Equipment 01-24-2015, 11:21 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,017
Posted By Motomantra
The world is full of dull tacks.

The world is full of dull tacks.
Forum: Americas 01-23-2015, 02:34 PM
Replies: 303
Views: 22,018
Posted By Motomantra
Still lurking. Learning so much. Thanks...

Still lurking. Learning so much.

Thanks everyone.
Forum: Equipment 01-22-2015, 11:17 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,017
Posted By Motomantra
The bikes you mentioned are not considered dual...

The bikes you mentioned are not considered dual sport. They mostly fall into the "Adventure" class. (Whatever that means)
How & where will you be using this bike?
Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 01-22-2015, 10:36 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 2,480
Posted By Motomantra
If that pig is a "Desert" edition it's going to...

If that pig is a "Desert" edition it's going to need fatter tires than that.

Paint it O.D. & call it the "Military" edition.
Forum: Equipment 01-22-2015, 10:27 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 700
Posted By Motomantra
What ever you decide, be sure it's lined so your...

What ever you decide, be sure it's lined so your hands don't get stained from leather dye.
Forum: Equipment 01-22-2015, 10:24 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 1,957
Posted By Motomantra
I use a long sleeve cotton T-shirt. I have no...

I use a long sleeve cotton T-shirt. I have no issue with cotton when I'm just sitting there running up the miles. If I plan on a more physical ride I'll wear under armor type shirt.
My jacket has a...
Forum: Equipment 01-22-2015, 10:16 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 712
Posted By Motomantra
I have an earlier First Gear jacket that has a...

I have an earlier First Gear jacket that has a neck gator like this one. Every wet/cold weather jacket should have one.
My Scorpion gloves have held up well. Nice to have another viable choice.
Forum: The Garage 01-19-2015, 10:39 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 820
Posted By Motomantra
With no heat, over a period of time mold may take...

With no heat, over a period of time mold may take hold of the building. It's going to depend on the humidity & length of time sitting.
Forum: Trip Planning 01-18-2015, 04:43 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,414
Posted By Motomantra
For a new rider, think re-sale. The KLR or DR...

For a new rider, think re-sale. The KLR or DR will re-sell better.
Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 01-17-2015, 02:46 PM
Replies: 107
Views: 22,265
Posted By Motomantra
Maybe some haven't seen this, yet?

http://www.shinkotireusa.com/tire/804-and-805-series

It has a street profile, & the front appears directional. The price is right. I might be headed this way for a front.
Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 01-16-2015, 05:49 PM
Replies: 107
Views: 22,265
Posted By Motomantra
Interesting. Another guy said on the front he...

Interesting.
Another guy said on the front he preferred the -07 over the TKC for off pavement. I haven't used either, yet. Guess I'll just keep reading...
Forum: Americas 01-13-2015, 01:12 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 518
Posted By Motomantra
If you home base from Portland (not a bad idea)...

If you home base from Portland (not a bad idea) you will have trouble doing 400 mile days on the coast highway. It can be slow going due to so many sight seeing motor homes, etc. There are other...
Forum: Equipment 01-03-2015, 10:26 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 2,482
Posted By Motomantra
Yup. My last rain suit lasted 30 some years. This...

Yup. My last rain suit lasted 30 some years. This year I went to Fishermans Marine & bought another set.
Forum: Americas 12-31-2014, 09:37 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 1,700
Posted By Motomantra
Alcan rider is an old guy that's been around. The...

Alcan rider is an old guy that's been around. The "talking down" most likely comes from guys like him seeing experienced riders getting into trouble up there. I would still look for value in his...
Forum: Equipment 12-31-2014, 08:55 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 799
Posted By Motomantra
And a location.

And a location.
Forum: Pacific Northwet - Where it's green. And wet. 12-30-2014, 07:17 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,110
Posted By Motomantra
Polar Bear Run Jan 1

If I don't wake up with a mouth full of cotton, I'll give it a go. Cycle Gear 10:00.
I do plan on being back for the game. Well, a big part of it, anyway.
Carry on.
Forum: Americas 12-30-2014, 06:54 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 1,700
Posted By Motomantra
I'll help

Have you clicked on Alcan Riders links, yet?
Forum: The Garage 12-30-2014, 11:16 AM
Replies: 59
Views: 4,651
Posted By Motomantra
I've got the cheapy from Harbor Freight. So far,...

I've got the cheapy from Harbor Freight. So far, so good.
Forum: Americas 12-29-2014, 11:29 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 1,700
Posted By Motomantra
Let us know your route when you figure it out....

Let us know your route when you figure it out. Maybe some of us can buy you a beer (or coffee) along the way.

Curious: How will you carry fuel on that CRF?
Forum: Pacific Northwet - Where it's green. And wet. 12-29-2014, 11:19 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 470
Posted By Motomantra
Thanks for the update, JamesA. I was thinking...

Thanks for the update, JamesA. I was thinking maybe they're allowing week end "recreational" traffic only. Sounds like it's open.

Polar Bear run? I'd like to go for sure, however..........
...
Forum: Pacific Northwet - Where it's green. And wet. 12-28-2014, 07:20 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 470
Posted By Motomantra
I know that some people went rafting Saturday on...

I know that some people went rafting Saturday on the "usual" section, putting in just below Indian Henry. So they let them through. I may ride up there soon just to see for myself.
Forum: Pacific Northwet - Where it's green. And wet. 12-28-2014, 11:42 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 470
Posted By Motomantra
Upper Clackamas 224 open

I just found out the road is open. What's the matter with you Oregon City guys? Too much partying most likely.
I'll bet Road Rash knew all along.
Forum: Pacific Northwet - Where it's green. And wet. 12-28-2014, 11:25 AM
Replies: 9,158
Sticky: PNW Flea Market
Views: 2,349,142
Posted By Motomantra
350 Chev long block $400.00

'78 cheby engine for sale. 194 high volume heads, flat pistons = about 9:1. I over hauled it & put about 20 k on it. I've even got pictures of the rebuild.
If you're interested pm me a phone # &...
Forum: Americas 12-28-2014, 11:09 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 1,893
Posted By Motomantra
My weather station

I have a weather station in the back yard. It's just a rock, but it tells me all I need to know.
Forum: Equipment 12-28-2014, 10:53 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,411
Posted By Motomantra
What Hammerdown says is true

I used to run my grips on high. Once I put the "hippo hands" on I can't turn them down enough. I'm going to have to put a rheostat type of controller on them, now.
Heated grips weren't enough at...
Forum: Pacific Northwet - Where it's green. And wet. 12-27-2014, 12:04 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 934
Posted By Motomantra
Ridgefield

I think Ridgefield would be a good place to "Invest", if you're looking to buy a home.
Forum: Pacific Northwet - Where it's green. And wet. 12-27-2014, 11:58 AM
Replies: 81
Views: 3,338
Posted By Motomantra
Plenty of good stuff here. I will add; don't try...

Plenty of good stuff here. I will add; don't try to do something your bike isn't set up to do. Exploit your machines abilities, but don't expect a "dual sport" to do what an off road bike can do....
Forum: Pacific Northwet - Where it's green. And wet. 12-27-2014, 11:48 AM
Replies: 56
Views: 2,055
Posted By Motomantra
Downtown Portland. Motorcycle parking only in...

Downtown Portland. Motorcycle parking only in front. "Kellys Olympian." Google it.

The route from Hood River to La Grande might be a big day, but a lot of it is fast. The road surface is great &...
Forum: Pacific Northwet - Where it's green. And wet. 12-18-2014, 02:08 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 619
Posted By Motomantra
What dustin said

The best thing to do is monitor the weather a few days before departure to see what it's doing. You MAY be able to burn right on through I-5.
Forum: Americas 12-17-2014, 12:05 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 1,893
Posted By Motomantra
Throwing dedicated rain gear over everything else...

Throwing dedicated rain gear over everything else will give you a few more degrees of comfort. Mittens are warmer than gloves, as long as you're on the highway & not using the controls. That's what I...
Forum: Equipment 12-12-2014, 02:01 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 15,552
Posted By Motomantra
Other options

There are so many other good tires out there.
Forum: Pacific Northwet - Where it's green. And wet. 12-10-2014, 02:30 PM
Replies: 4,717
Views: 357,799
Posted By Motomantra
Meh... I've ridden down the hard side with two...

Meh...
I've ridden down the hard side with two feet of snow on it.
Why, back in my day.........
Forum: Pacific Northwet - Where it's green. And wet. 12-09-2014, 12:35 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 579
Posted By Motomantra
Too bad it isn't like Texas. They get to shoot...

Too bad it isn't like Texas. They get to shoot 'em.
Forum: Americas 12-09-2014, 12:28 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,109
Posted By Motomantra
So much to see, so little time

Post up in the PNWet forum.
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