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Forum: Trials 03-05-2015, 10:28 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,623
Posted By OR Trail
Local trials shop - Dirt Riders West in Phoenix,...

Local trials shop - Dirt Riders West in Phoenix, AZ area (Scottsdale).
Forum: Trials 03-05-2015, 07:51 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,623
Posted By OR Trail
The Balance Oiled comes in a size 15 / Euro 50. I...

The Balance Oiled comes in a size 15 / Euro 50. I just picked up a pair on Friday. It might be worth starting there if the 14 / Euro 49 is snug - it was for me.
Forum: Trials 03-04-2015, 04:27 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 965
Posted By OR Trail
Yep - Alto Pit on Sat. It was a great intro to...

Yep - Alto Pit on Sat. It was a great intro to trials.

I'll be the one asking for hot weather tips next time!
Forum: Trials 03-04-2015, 02:51 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 965
Posted By OR Trail
First event novice from Oregon here. I was...

First event novice from Oregon here. I was reasonably comfortable at the event Sat and managed to retain some mobility. Here was my setup for the event (makeshift but effective):

Top - base layer...
Forum: Trials 02-19-2015, 04:40 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,623
Posted By OR Trail
Gaerne Balance comes in a true 15 - pretty sure...

Gaerne Balance comes in a true 15 - pretty sure they were a 50 Euro. I tried them on and I'm a 15 in most everything.

I'm getting a pair soon to replace the Aerostich Combat Lite boots that are...
Forum: Trip Planning 02-16-2015, 11:57 AM
Replies: 45
Views: 4,177
Posted By OR Trail
Big Agness here - I love sleeping on it....

Big Agness here - I love sleeping on it. Overinflation can make a pad uncomfortable - I like the pad at the minimum that I can without making body to ground contact.
Forum: Thumpers 02-10-2015, 02:17 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 724
Posted By OR Trail
XR400- it's a great bike to learn dirt riding...

XR400- it's a great bike to learn dirt riding skills. I wish I had figured this out sooner.

You can always change your bike later, but you will keep what you learned.
Forum: Thumpers 02-02-2015, 02:01 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 484
Posted By OR Trail
+1 The shadow of the chain in the late...

+1
The shadow of the chain in the late afternoon sun was the clue when this happened to me, and fairly easy to see, or have another vehicle look at it.
Forum: Thumpers 02-02-2015, 08:39 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 484
Posted By OR Trail
How do head bearings feel with front wheel off...

How do head bearings feel with front wheel off the ground? Easiest thing to check before moving down the list.
Forum: Thumpers 01-16-2015, 06:34 PM
Replies: 23,304
Views: 3,060,680
Posted By OR Trail
Countershaft Freeplay

Thanks for all the great input and resources.

On a 15T I'm seeing about 1 1/8 of a cog movement of the shaft in 1st gear with a positive engagement on either end. I'll head out to the garage with...
Forum: Thumpers 01-12-2015, 11:43 AM
Replies: 23,304
Views: 3,060,680
Posted By OR Trail
I'd settle for "how much play you have in gear"....

I'd settle for "how much play you have in gear". I'm a bit over 1 tooth distance of movement when the bike is in 1st. Anyone have a comparison for me? Thanks in advance.
Forum: Thumpers 01-10-2015, 04:19 PM
Replies: 23,304
Views: 3,060,680
Posted By OR Trail
Does anyone know the rotational free play max...

Does anyone know the rotational free play max spec for the countershaft? This is with the bike in gear. I didn't see this in the Honda service manual.
Forum: Trials 01-08-2015, 09:05 AM
Replies: 3,007
Views: 384,773
Posted By OR Trail
Good eye - it's a 4 stroke

Good eye - it's a 4 stroke
Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 01-08-2015, 08:54 AM
Replies: 15,860
Views: 1,354,008
Posted By OR Trail
After you get that tail light hooked up, you...

After you get that tail light hooked up, you might want to verify what a few of those other wires are doing in there. It looks like an in-line fuse was added and possibly an ignition disabling...
Forum: Trials 01-08-2015, 08:40 AM
Replies: 3,007
Views: 384,773
Posted By OR Trail
New Guy

Picked up the new to me bike and took it out for a shake down run.

http://jfether.smugmug.com/Other/Trials/i-t9pHPHD/0/L/photo-L.jpg...
Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 01-05-2015, 07:50 PM
Replies: 829
Views: 129,401
Posted By OR Trail
690 w/ 540 mi

https://tucson.craigslist.org/mcy/4833913046.html

Yikes - seems like a deal for someone.
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 10-17-2014, 11:54 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 3,349
Posted By OR Trail
I had both an 1150 Adventure (handsome '06 white...

I had both an 1150 Adventure (handsome '06 white limited edition) and overlapped with a 950 Adventure S ('06 blue and orange hotness) for awhile. The 950 got all the miles, so it stayed in the...
Forum: Pacific Northwet - Where it's green. And wet. 07-27-2014, 01:43 AM
Replies: 9,289
Sticky: PNW Flea Market
Views: 2,409,129
Posted By OR Trail
FREE - Racetech Spring DRZ .48

<hr style="color:#575757; background-color:#575757" size="1"> FREE for local pick up Sunday in Portland, OR (97202). Otherwise it goes to the curb Sunday night 7/27.

lighter...
Forum: Pacific Northwet - Where it's green. And wet. 03-14-2014, 08:01 AM
Replies: 11,025
Views: 2,259,176
Posted By OR Trail
Transalp w/ low miles and light on details (no...

Transalp w/ low miles and light on details (no photos) - might be worth checking out:

http://portland.craigslist.org/wsc/mcy/4373661427.html
Forum: Pacific Northwet - Where it's green. And wet. 03-01-2014, 09:44 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 533
Posted By OR Trail
If you are trying them on, keep in mind that a...

If you are trying them on, keep in mind that a new one will not be wrinkled (yet). If you can find a well worn one it may be a better indicator of its eventual fit. My sleeves got shorter as the...
Forum: Pacific Northwet - Where it's green. And wet. 03-01-2014, 06:56 PM
Replies: 11,025
Views: 2,259,176
Posted By OR Trail
Thanks for the link - got one on the way. It's no...

Thanks for the link - got one on the way. It's no additional cost; if you have paid lodging tax in Oregon, it's a return of $ previously spent.
Forum: Thumpers 02-26-2014, 06:25 AM
Replies: 26,302
Views: 4,719,647
Posted By OR Trail
Hammerhead makes one that is even longer, I...

Hammerhead makes one that is even longer, I think. It's good for my size 15's with the IMS (I think) footpegs. I had to grind some material off the back of the shifter to clear the case savers, which...
Forum: Thumpers 02-21-2014, 10:03 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,440
Posted By OR Trail
This method worked well with some $45 Moose bare...

This method worked well with some $45 Moose bare metal bars and a stock plastic. Since I only had one stock plastic left, I used a plastic Tree Top apple juice container cut in half for the other...
Forum: Pacific Northwet - Where it's green. And wet. 02-11-2014, 08:13 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,893
Posted By OR Trail
PM sent - have some ideas in Hood River and in NE...

PM sent - have some ideas in Hood River and in NE Portland.
Forum: Pacific Northwet - Where it's green. And wet. 02-04-2014, 08:40 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,081
Posted By OR Trail
Closest real gravel and trails might be NE of...

Closest real gravel and trails might be NE of Camas, about 45 min away. Benchmark Maps do a good job of marking gates, which helps reduce the Skyline offshoot frustration.

For close in testing,...
Forum: Thumpers 02-03-2014, 05:48 PM
Replies: 226
Views: 13,109
Posted By OR Trail
Now we are into my youth riding. Several kids in...

Now we are into my youth riding. Several kids in the area had 3 wheelers. Learned on the neighbor's ATC185 that shifted 1 up, 4 down (sometimes). Then I landed an almost unused Yamaha 200 for 800...
Forum: Pacific Northwet - Where it's green. And wet. 02-01-2014, 07:52 AM
Replies: 11,025
Views: 2,259,176
Posted By OR Trail
I'll shoot for the gathering part. 650 lb bike on...

I'll shoot for the gathering part. 650 lb bike on knobbies with that riding position would mean broken parts for bike and body. Crap - now you have me thinking of a rat bike.
Forum: Pacific Northwet - Where it's green. And wet. 01-31-2014, 10:59 PM
Replies: 11,025
Views: 2,259,176
Posted By OR Trail
Cheap Concours, few details, but for $1200 it...

Cheap Concours, few details, but for $1200 it might be worth someone checking out:

http://portland.craigslist.org/mlt/mcy/4304372502.html
Forum: Pacific Northwet - Where it's green. And wet. 01-29-2014, 08:32 PM
Replies: 9,289
Sticky: PNW Flea Market
Views: 2,409,129
Posted By OR Trail
I have seen the Rover and it looks great in...

I have seen the Rover and it looks great in person. WFO takes good care of his vehicles. Seems like a deal too. I need to thin the herd - so carry on.
Forum: Pacific Northwet - Where it's green. And wet. 01-12-2014, 09:12 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,145
Posted By OR Trail
You might try Bradshaws in SE Portland. Resto...

You might try Bradshaws in SE Portland. Resto guys have said good things about them, but that's older American car stuff. They have been around a long time, but no first hand experience.
Forum: Thumpers 01-10-2014, 10:25 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 586
Posted By OR Trail
Here's what I'd look into: Check new battery...

Here's what I'd look into:

Check new battery - is it fully charged? New ones can require a charge before use. Check connections on battery - loose can operate lights but not big power items. Check...
Forum: Thumpers 01-07-2014, 07:45 AM
Replies: 26,302
Views: 4,719,647
Posted By OR Trail
Since you are in the exploration phase, and not...

Since you are in the exploration phase, and not yet a vendor, I'll offer a couple of suggestions. My experience is that the DRZ gets even heavier as parts get added, so I would be more interested in...
Forum: Thumpers 12-29-2013, 09:38 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,884
Posted By OR Trail
A good shop manual (generally the factory manual)...

A good shop manual (generally the factory manual) will help a lot no matter which one you choose. I find that having space around the motor helps get fingers and tools where they need to go. I have 2...
Forum: Thumpers 12-26-2013, 04:13 PM
Replies: 23,304
Views: 3,060,680
Posted By OR Trail
I used Honda high temp gasket sealer - Hondabond...

I used Honda high temp gasket sealer - Hondabond HT. I re-used the rubber plug and also put a light coat of sealant on it.
Forum: Thumpers 12-17-2013, 12:05 PM
Replies: 23,304
Views: 3,060,680
Posted By OR Trail
Based on my experience: Frame screen yes -...

Based on my experience:

Frame screen yes - easy to get to and sometimes collects stuff. It's a big surface area so I don't do it every time, but worth keeping an eye on.

The one inside the side...
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 12-15-2013, 11:27 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,466
Posted By OR Trail
Great news Lenny! I feel like The Weatherman. ...

Great news Lenny! I feel like The Weatherman.

Glad you are up and running. San Felipe seems to attract limping bikes with fuel issues. Give me a ring when you're back state side to catch up. Cell...
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 12-14-2013, 08:50 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,466
Posted By OR Trail
Hey Lenny - at least there's good fishing there. ...

Hey Lenny - at least there's good fishing there.

The rear mounting point where the crash bar meets the frame should look like a "C" shaped clamp that wraps part way around the frame. There is...
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 12-14-2013, 08:22 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,466
Posted By OR Trail
The Lenny? I'm guessing by the bikes that it's...

The Lenny? I'm guessing by the bikes that it's the Lenny that helps so many others in Baja with spares, etc. Jay here in PDX (of Jay and Scott at Mike's Sky Ranch) and here is what I found:

I saw...
Forum: Thumpers 12-14-2013, 11:46 AM
Replies: 23,304
Views: 3,060,680
Posted By OR Trail
Interesting - mine is identical. I took the cover...

Interesting - mine is identical. I took the cover off and it looked a bit stressed on the inside so I gave it a coat of JB Weld on the outside and called it good. I thought it was from something...
Forum: Thumpers 12-13-2013, 11:31 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,868
Posted By OR Trail
6'6" here & just too tall for a DRZ, but this got...

6'6" here & just too tall for a DRZ, but this got it close:

Rox Risers
tall flatter sweep bars w/ fatter grips
Taller triple clamp (I think - Scotts for the damper and they look taller than...
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