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Forum: Beasts 05-04-2014, 03:08 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 617
Posted By jasonlion54
I just rode through Utah with the AltRider...

I just rode through Utah with the AltRider skidplate and was very impressed. I beat the living hell out of it and it protected everything under the bike with no problems.
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Forum: The Rockies It's all downhill from here... 05-03-2014, 08:18 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,889
Posted By jasonlion54
The trip was great! I'll write up a ride report...

The trip was great! I'll write up a ride report soon, but here is our loop.
Forum: The Rockies It's all downhill from here... 04-27-2014, 11:39 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,889
Posted By jasonlion54
Thanks everyone! we're spending tonight in...

Thanks everyone! we're spending tonight in Price, and tomorrow we'll be on the bikes to do a giant loop starting South then going East, North, through Moab, and back to Price.
Forum: The Rockies It's all downhill from here... 04-20-2014, 05:19 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,889
Posted By jasonlion54
Thanks, that's encouraging! How about...

Thanks, that's encouraging!

How about further North? If you were driving from Seattle, where would you park and unload the bikes? We'd like to avoid too much interstate, but single lane highways...
Forum: The Rockies It's all downhill from here... 04-20-2014, 10:19 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,889
Posted By jasonlion54
Utah in the Spring?`

3 of us are planning a 4-5 day ride in Utah next week. We'll be getting there on April 28th. All 3 of us will be on V-Stroms. We all have good offroad skills. We'll be unsupported, capable of...
Forum: Pacific Northwet - Where it's green. And wet. 04-09-2014, 09:41 PM
Replies: 230
Views: 16,101
Posted By jasonlion54
Yep. Just to clarify, if you show up early, we...

Yep. Just to clarify, if you show up early, we will not let you in. If you try and park on the shoulder to wait for us to open, the sheriff will have you towed.:thumb Read the flyer, show up at...
Forum: Equipment 03-10-2014, 09:58 AM
Replies: 366
Views: 37,744
Posted By jasonlion54
Looking for a code here. New boots! ready to...

Looking for a code here. New boots! ready to pay it forward as soon as my order ships. Thanks.
Forum: Pacific Northwet - Where it's green. And wet. 02-04-2014, 10:46 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 372
Posted By jasonlion54
D100 National Anthem Video?

Did anyone on here happen to record a video of the national anthem at last year's (2013) Desert 100? I sang it but have never gotten to see it and it's definitely a once in a lifetime thing that I...
Forum: Pacific Northwet - Where it's green. And wet. 04-23-2013, 07:38 PM
Replies: 119
Views: 7,988
Posted By jasonlion54
A DOZEN of those damn trees! ...

A DOZEN of those damn trees!

https://lh4.googleusercontent.com/-tLErq54ukzA/UBc_gXiXAfI/AAAAAAAAAUo/95L6q2H9JD0/s640/IMG_20120727_111034.jpg

But totally worth it once I got there.

(That...
Forum: Pacific Northwet - Where it's green. And wet. 04-23-2013, 03:57 PM
Replies: 119
Views: 7,988
Posted By jasonlion54
Hey I can hear you! :evil That poor XR is...

Hey I can hear you! :evil That poor XR is finally back on the road, but it will never be the same. Don't forget I did the last ten miles with only one footpeg.
Forum: Pacific Northwet - Where it's green. And wet. 07-24-2012, 11:09 PM
Replies: 2,199
Views: 236,669
Posted By jasonlion54
Hey Tony, I'm doing a similar trip on my XR650R. ...

Hey Tony, I'm doing a similar trip on my XR650R. Leaving Seattle Thursday morning, pavement to Greenwater, dirt from there to Cle Elum, and then pick up the WBDR in Ellensburg. Trying to be in...
Forum: Thumpers 07-19-2012, 12:28 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 585
Posted By jasonlion54
If it broke while the engine was running, which...

If it broke while the engine was running, which is extremely likely, the valves will contact the piston and be bent or worse.


Maybe someone else can chime in on this, but I would think that if...
Forum: Trip Planning 07-18-2012, 03:26 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 6,556
Posted By jasonlion54
By the way, they already make snow tracks for...

By the way, they already make snow tracks for bikes:...
Forum: Trip Planning 07-18-2012, 03:24 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 6,556
Posted By jasonlion54
I wonder if a paddle tire would work in the...

I wonder if a paddle tire would work in the snow?:hmmmmm Something like this should hold ice screws pretty well: ...
Forum: Face plant 07-11-2012, 10:24 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 2,502
Posted By jasonlion54
Thanks, guys. The worst I got was some torn...

Thanks, guys.

The worst I got was some torn riding gear. If that sign post hadn't been there, I think even the bike would have been unscathed. This is what it looked like after:
...
Forum: Face plant 07-11-2012, 12:43 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 2,502
Posted By jasonlion54
Here's a look at the bridge. ...

Here's a look at the bridge.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dPamFogqWR0&feature=youtu.be
Forum: Face plant 07-11-2012, 11:56 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 2,502
Posted By jasonlion54
You could say the bridge is well marked... There...

You could say the bridge is well marked... There are signs before it sayings "Slippery," "20 kph," "Narrow," things like that. The only problem is that in the last 20 miles we had crossed...
Forum: Face plant 07-11-2012, 11:40 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 2,502
Posted By jasonlion54
Caught one on video...

Riding highway 99 from Pemberton to Lillooet in BC, Canada. We had crossed lots of bridges and they were all good asphalt, no problems. This one looked the same until I was on it and realized it...
Forum: Americas 06-29-2012, 11:20 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 740
Posted By jasonlion54
Wow, great ride report Big Dog! I wasn't really...

Wow, great ride report Big Dog! I wasn't really counting on gas at Gang Ranch, so we'll gas up in Dog Creek. It's only a couple KM's out of the way. As far as Telkwa Pass being washed out, I kind...
Forum: Thumpers 06-29-2012, 01:16 PM
Replies: 21,488
Views: 2,541,722
Posted By jasonlion54
Don't know if you've solved this or not yet, but...

Don't know if you've solved this or not yet, but I had the exact same problem. It comes from doing the valve adjustment. When you rotate the crank to find TDC, you MUST rotate it ONLY in the...
Forum: Americas 06-28-2012, 12:18 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 740
Posted By jasonlion54
Planning a trip through BC. Any suggestions?

I know this is short notice, but I'm leaving from Seattle on Saturday morning with a friend for a 8-9 day trip through BC. We're both riding XR650R's with camping gear. We plan to camp more than...
Forum: Ride reports 06-09-2012, 08:55 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,505
Posted By jasonlion54
Thanks for the advice. I've already bought the...

Thanks for the advice. I've already bought the Wolfman Rolie Bag system. I chose that over the Giant Loop because the Giant Loop isn't waterproof, and I live in Seattle. I also like that the Rolie...
Forum: Ride reports 06-08-2012, 11:35 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,505
Posted By jasonlion54
Day 3

Day 3

I woke up around 530 and tried to leave the motel as quietly as possible, but the XR is not a quiet bike. I left Eli full of oil, gas, and water and headed North on US 93 toward Elko and...
Forum: Ride reports 06-06-2012, 06:54 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,505
Posted By jasonlion54
That's good to know about the dipstick, thanks...

That's good to know about the dipstick, thanks Guy. I mailed you your plate back a couple days ago, along with $20 for shipping the spare parts to me. Thanks again.
Forum: Ride reports 06-06-2012, 12:31 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,505
Posted By jasonlion54
Day 2

Day 2

I woke up at sunrise, packed up my camp, lubed the chain on the XR, and swapped the front sprocket from a 14T to a 15T, which made the bike silky smooth for the rest of the trip, even at...
Forum: Ride reports 06-05-2012, 10:13 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,505
Posted By jasonlion54
ABQ to SEA, the Scenic Route

Sorry about the long delay in this ride report, but Im crazy busy at work right now.


I bought a KTM 950 ADV last summer, and it is simply AWESOME to ride on gravel roads, but too big and...
Forum: Pacific Northwet - Where it's green. And wet. 05-21-2012, 09:13 PM
Replies: 8,440
Sticky: PNW Flea Market
Views: 2,114,322
Posted By jasonlion54
2004 KTM 950 Adventure for sale in Seattle. ...

2004 KTM 950 Adventure for sale in Seattle.

http://www.advrider.com/forums/showthread.php?t=792843

I'm selling my '04 KTM 950 Adventure. It has Hepco Becker luggage racks, carbon fiber tank...
Forum: Equipment 05-04-2012, 01:59 PM
Replies: 185
Views: 35,743
Posted By jasonlion54
For whatit's worth, I'd consider myself impartial...

For whatit's worth, I'd consider myself impartial on this discussion, never having owned either product. Brad21's overly defensive posts and everyone else's honest assessment about the waterproofing...
Forum: Face plant 12-16-2011, 12:19 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 6,808
Posted By jasonlion54
Who's your insurance company?:clap

Who's your insurance company?:clap
Forum: Pics, pics, pics... 11-25-2011, 11:17 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 3,025
Posted By jasonlion54
Wow. Very cool picture.

Wow. Very cool picture.
Forum: Pics, pics, pics... 11-25-2011, 01:48 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 3,025
Posted By jasonlion54
Silt Pictures...Let's see 'em.

Post your best pictures of dust and silt.

http://img214.imageshack.us/img214/7553/img2425o.jpg
By jasonlion54 (http://profile.imageshack.us/user/jasonlion54) at 2011-11-25
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Forum: Americas 11-24-2011, 07:29 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 2,355
Posted By jasonlion54
What about Iodine tablets? I know they can taste...

What about Iodine tablets? I know they can taste funny, but are very compact for backup.
Forum: Pics, pics, pics... 11-23-2011, 11:04 PM
Replies: 3,397
Views: 631,151
Posted By jasonlion54
Thanks guys, glad you like it! I have plans to...

Thanks guys, glad you like it! I have plans to do more, just need to find the time.
Forum: Pics, pics, pics... 11-20-2011, 11:38 PM
Replies: 3,397
Views: 631,151
Posted By jasonlion54
Some great winter riding in the Pacific NorthWest...

Some great winter riding in the Pacific NorthWest

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Forum: Pacific Northwet - Where it's green. And wet. 11-04-2011, 04:40 PM
Replies: 55
Views: 3,290
Posted By jasonlion54
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qBLpphCNF-s ...

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qBLpphCNF-s
Here's a video I made out there in February. Similar weather. Perfect conditions for riding. This video shows some of the real singletrack that Tahuya...
Forum: Pacific Northwet - Where it's green. And wet. 11-03-2011, 08:39 AM
Replies: 55
Views: 3,290
Posted By jasonlion54
Just to chime in on the riding, Tahuya State...

Just to chime in on the riding, Tahuya State Forest is less than 1.5 hours from the Auburn, has about 100 miles of single track and 100 miles of 2-track, and is actually better in the winter months. ...
Forum: Orange Crush 10-06-2011, 03:32 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 2,533
Posted By jasonlion54
http://www.rockymountainatvmc.com/productDetail.do...

http://www.rockymountainatvmc.com/productDetail.do?navType=type&webTypeId=57&navTitle=Exhaust&webCatId=18&prodFamilyId=19536

Rocky Mountain sells them. Lots of positive reviews.
Forum: Orange Crush 08-24-2011, 10:38 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 2,091
Posted By jasonlion54
So it sounds like 4-5k feet is too low to be...

So it sounds like 4-5k feet is too low to be feeling power loss. Should I be looking at my jetting or something else? The air filter is clean, fwiw.
Forum: Orange Crush 08-23-2011, 02:36 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 2,091
Posted By jasonlion54
Power loss at Altitude?

I have a 2004 950 Adventure. Recently I rode at around 4-5k feet and noticed a significant power loss. It was also pretty hot (95-100 degrees). The bike wouldn't really wheelie even in first...
Forum: Face plant 08-01-2011, 10:12 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 4,372
Posted By jasonlion54
Here it is: This is 3 or 4 seconds before...

Here it is:

This is 3 or 4 seconds before the impact in the video. Should have been enough time to slow down.

Yes it's hard to see in the video, but in person it should be very visible at this...
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