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Forum: Pacific Northwet - Where it's green. And wet. 11-23-2014, 08:21 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 686
Posted By oregonlmd
Nice trip guys. Dave told me about this trip....

Nice trip guys.
Dave told me about this trip. And his foot. And the deer incident. Sounds like my kind of adventure.:lol3

Hope to ride with you guys some time.
Forum: Racing 10-26-2014, 08:59 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 3,112
Posted By oregonlmd
Wrap-up report. The day dawned with no rain,...

Wrap-up report.

The day dawned with no rain, almost no wind, and some sun
http://oregonlmd.smugmug.com/Motorcycles/Motorcycle-races/2014-24-Hour/i-v5nV2LM/0/L/20141026_075309-L.jpg...
Forum: Racing 10-26-2014, 08:50 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 3,112
Posted By oregonlmd
That spot was nasty. I do not know the leader's...

That spot was nasty.
I do not know the leader's name. I was told he was a motocross racer. He had the speed and skills to deal with the muck.

Final standings in my final post...
Forum: Racing 10-26-2014, 08:11 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 3,112
Posted By oregonlmd
Wow. 8 hours since the last update. Since...

Wow. 8 hours since the last update.

Since then, we had a stiff windstorm come through and do its best to wreck all the easy-ups and any awning rolled out on RVs. We had 3 up, plus an awning out....
Forum: Racing 10-25-2014, 10:59 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 3,112
Posted By oregonlmd
Nasty windstorm. Carrie still riding strong...

Nasty windstorm. Carrie still riding strong though lap times are slowing.
Pit crew is just trying to keep everything from blowing away:eek1.
Forum: Racing 10-25-2014, 04:25 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 3,112
Posted By oregonlmd
Its now 3:10, and for a normal longish race its...

Its now 3:10, and for a normal longish race its been 5 hours and it seems like its about time for things to finish up. At this race, there's still 19 hours to go.

At around 2:00, things were...
Forum: Racing 10-25-2014, 01:51 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 3,112
Posted By oregonlmd
I'll see what I can do. I had a 990 for...

I'll see what I can do.

I had a 990 for about 6 months this year and I now have a full appreciation for what it takes to ride them fast at this race. I rode sweep at last year's event and it was...
Forum: Racing 10-25-2014, 01:48 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 3,112
Posted By oregonlmd
First, a word from our sponsors ...

First, a word from our sponsors
http://oregonlmd.smugmug.com/Motorcycles/Motorcycle-races/2014-24-Hour/i-fWKrVZL/0/L/P1010280-L.jpg...
Forum: Racing 10-24-2014, 09:41 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 3,112
Posted By oregonlmd
2014 24-Hour of Starvation Ridge

I'm pitting once again with the Barton Endurance Racing team, supporting their Iron Man entrant, Carrie Barton - who won the 2012 series, and 6th at the 24 that year. Note: Carrie is not a man,...
Forum: Day Trippin' 09-28-2014, 01:33 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 4,977
Posted By oregonlmd
After those refreshments, I headed back to...

After those refreshments, I headed back to Oregon, to Vale. From Vale, about 3 or 4 miles west out of town, I took the Oregon Trail route through the low mountains to I-84, near Huntington....
Forum: Day Trippin' 09-21-2014, 08:47 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 4,977
Posted By oregonlmd
I wanted to ride a different route out of there,...

I wanted to ride a different route out of there, and found a squiggle on the map that might do the job. I took a left (went North) off the road onto an unimproved 2-track. I went quite a ways down...
Forum: Day Trippin' 09-21-2014, 08:02 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 4,977
Posted By oregonlmd
Tough to find time to add to the report! I...

Tough to find time to add to the report!

I rode out to Jordan Valley for gas, then went north on 95, eventually going west off 95 to Leslie Gulch.

It was still nice and green in early June...
Forum: Day Trippin' 09-12-2014, 11:05 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 4,977
Posted By oregonlmd
Its been a busy couple months for me, work and...

Its been a busy couple months for me, work and life have just been too much in the way to get back at this. Past time to finish this up.

Next morning I got myself all psyched up for the river...
Forum: Day Trippin' 08-26-2014, 05:08 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 5,547
Posted By oregonlmd
I'm preparing a "new" XR650R for this fall's...

I'm preparing a "new" XR650R for this fall's riding season right now and hopefully will be making a trip through all this stuff again in a couple months.
Anybody wanna go?
Forum: Day Trippin' 08-26-2014, 03:45 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 5,547
Posted By oregonlmd
That is amazing, considering that you've been...

That is amazing, considering that you've been there, done that, for the entire region!

Its no more than 15 minutes away from Plush, almost "on the way" to Hart Mtn from Plush. A worthy side-trip....
Forum: Day Trippin' 08-20-2014, 12:13 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 5,547
Posted By oregonlmd
I don't have tracks, but will provide as much...

I don't have tracks, but will provide as much descriptive detail as you request. Always happy to assist another rider.
Forum: Ride reports 08-08-2014, 02:09 PM
Replies: 118
Views: 16,868
Posted By oregonlmd
Killer!

Killer!
Forum: Ride reports 07-12-2014, 10:06 AM
Replies: 118
Views: 16,868
Posted By oregonlmd
Ready for the next installment:clap

Ready for the next installment:clap
Forum: Day Trippin' 07-09-2014, 10:58 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 4,977
Posted By oregonlmd
I turned east off 95 onto Jackson Creek Rd,...

I turned east off 95 onto Jackson Creek Rd, headed to 5-points, then Warm Spring Canyon Creek.

The road was pretty badly washboarded. I discovered that the 990 doesn't do washboard roads as well...
Forum: Ride reports 07-09-2014, 10:06 PM
Replies: 118
Views: 16,868
Posted By oregonlmd
Swimming in Great Basin ride reports! I love it!...

Swimming in Great Basin ride reports! I love it!
With your ride hitting Idaho and Utah, in addition to Nevada, it ought to be extra special.
Forum: Some Assembly Required 07-09-2014, 09:51 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 3,679
Posted By oregonlmd
First off, I am assuming that a front tire and a...

First off, I am assuming that a front tire and a larger (130/x-18 or 140/x-18) rear tire are about 27" in diameter, meaning a radius of 13.50". Measuring tires on bikes in my garage, the front 21"...
Forum: Some Assembly Required 07-09-2014, 09:24 PM
Replies: 54
Views: 12,569
Posted By oregonlmd
I was talking to Darrell Reed of Suspension By...

I was talking to Darrell Reed of Suspension By Design at the Devil's Head ISDE about all this. I may have not understood what he was telling me. What I *think* I understood was that he said the...
Forum: Some Assembly Required 07-07-2014, 10:53 PM
Replies: 54
Views: 12,569
Posted By oregonlmd
My build has really hit a wall. This thread...

My build has really hit a wall. This thread (http://advrider.com/forums/showthread.php?p=24566318#post24566318) made me think about the problems in a new way.

THE problem is that the sump is so...
Forum: Some Assembly Required 07-07-2014, 10:43 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 3,679
Posted By oregonlmd
XLR8R makes a nice licence plate. But I digress....

XLR8R makes a nice licence plate. But I digress.

I'm pretty glad you posted this up, as its made me think in a new direction for solving the issues on my build.

I need to find an XR600 or...
Forum: Some Assembly Required 07-06-2014, 11:12 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 3,679
Posted By oregonlmd
No biggie. I just spent quite some time...

No biggie.

I just spent quite some time looking at XR600R frames online. If I were to determine that I need to start over with an XR650L frame, its likely I'd find an XR600 frame. It occurred to...
Forum: Some Assembly Required 07-06-2014, 10:01 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 3,679
Posted By oregonlmd
Yeah, that's me. And, I posted this on page one...

Yeah, that's me. And, I posted this on page one of this thread:



Seriously, I think this may be the answer to my problem.
If the 650 engine was stupid-cheap like the 500 engines, I'd use one...
Forum: Ride reports 07-06-2014, 09:46 AM
Replies: 108
Views: 14,136
Posted By oregonlmd
Oh, man. That's how its done! Snow in late...

Oh, man. That's how its done!

Snow in late June. Wow.
Forum: Some Assembly Required 07-05-2014, 10:11 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 3,679
Posted By oregonlmd
I think there may be a lot of potential with...

I think there may be a lot of potential with this.

I am trying to do this (http://advrider.com/forums/showthread.php?t=964016), my RallyTwin copy, or homage to what the Webers did. I have not...
Forum: Day Trippin' 07-02-2014, 09:59 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 4,977
Posted By oregonlmd
I am soooo far behind on this report. I hope I...

I am soooo far behind on this report. I hope I can remember all the details...

After a long lunch at McDermitt, I fueled up and headed west. I needed to burn some time before heading NE toward...
Forum: Day Trippin' 06-29-2014, 04:11 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 4,977
Posted By oregonlmd
Next stop, McDermitt for fuel and lunch. ...

Next stop, McDermitt for fuel and lunch.

Lots of straight road headed west
http://oregonlmd.smugmug.com/Motorcycles/SE-Oregon-Trips/SE-Oregon-June-4-8-2013/i-cCm92X5/0/L/P1000788-L.jpg...
Forum: Day Trippin' 06-29-2014, 04:08 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 4,977
Posted By oregonlmd
After exploring the old rock "cabin" that is...

After exploring the old rock "cabin" that is Cathcart Place, it was time for the final push to 3-points.
Cathcart place is just barely south of the Nevada border, so I knew the next turn would be...
Forum: Thumpers 06-29-2014, 03:50 PM
Replies: 6,524
Views: 1,310,575
Posted By oregonlmd
Looks like Beatys Butte. I'm sure your trip was...

Looks like Beatys Butte. I'm sure your trip was awesome.
Forum: Some Assembly Required 06-27-2014, 09:14 AM
Replies: 54
Views: 12,569
Posted By oregonlmd
This frameworks my priorities for this bike...

This frameworks my priorities for this bike pretty well. I am more concerned with its abilities to handle the conditions you describe, than outright twisty-road performance.

There is no one...
Forum: Some Assembly Required 06-27-2014, 09:09 AM
Replies: 54
Views: 12,569
Posted By oregonlmd
Triples are the stock YZ/WR426 units. I think...

Triples are the stock YZ/WR426 units.
I think the camera angle has skewed the appearance of things.
Forum: Some Assembly Required 06-26-2014, 04:03 PM
Replies: 54
Views: 12,569
Posted By oregonlmd
Hey, Zuber! Stock 12" from the YZ. I'd...

Hey, Zuber!

Stock 12" from the YZ.
I'd prefer the 12", but will settle for 10" if I have to (limiting travel to prevent the skidplate/oilpan intersecting the ground under full compression).
I...
Forum: Some Assembly Required 06-26-2014, 12:05 AM
Replies: 54
Views: 12,569
Posted By oregonlmd
I want every bit of the 6.5 gallons that tank...

I want every bit of the 6.5 gallons that tank carries, though I understand one can only get 6.1 out of it.
Its no dirtbike, just (I hope) a very capable dual-sport.

That tank does look...
Forum: Day Trippin' 06-26-2014, 12:02 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 4,977
Posted By oregonlmd
Nice. That oughta work. Last rode...

Nice. That oughta work.



Last rode that in June 2012, and it was all open. No idea about now.



I'd like to try that route
Forum: Day Trippin' 06-25-2014, 02:20 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 4,977
Posted By oregonlmd
This is where that incident happened. The Great...

This is where that incident happened. The Great Basin is a vast, empty space full of days of interesting variety. I love it, but when facing the possibility of a really long hike for help, views...
Forum: Day Trippin' 06-23-2014, 09:18 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 4,977
Posted By oregonlmd
Campsite in the morning ...

Campsite in the morning
http://oregonlmd.smugmug.com/Motorcycles/SE-Oregon-Trips/SE-Oregon-June-4-8-2013/i-KtNMGj6/0/L/P1000766-L.jpg...
Forum: Day Trippin' 06-22-2014, 11:15 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 4,977
Posted By oregonlmd
No GPS on this trip. Sorry. How did you...

No GPS on this trip. Sorry.
How did you arrange to get them to let you through any part of their land?
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