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Forum: Thumpers Yesterday, 11:57 AM
Replies: 27,056
Views: 4,966,660
Posted By matloik
Headlight is from Cyclops. It's got an H4 bulb...

Headlight is from Cyclops. It's got an H4 bulb that pulls the same 55A as the stock headlight, as I understand. I did not upgrade the stator. I do have an additional on/off switch for the...
Forum: Pacific Northwet - Where it's green. And wet. 05-29-2015, 11:33 AM
Replies: 168
Views: 7,725
Posted By matloik
A couple/few of us will be heading over from Hood...

A couple/few of us will be heading over from Hood River Saturday morning, departing Hood River around 10:30 am. We'll be taking a scenic route, including Bennett Pass Rd, and perhaps the east part...
Forum: Thumpers 05-21-2015, 04:02 PM
Replies: 27,056
Views: 4,966,660
Posted By matloik
No chance I would have been able to keep track of...

No chance I would have been able to keep track of this sober. Bottle of bourbon stashed in a parts drawer. Don't tell. :wink:
...
Forum: Thumpers 05-20-2015, 05:43 PM
Replies: 27,056
Views: 4,966,660
Posted By matloik
Pimp My DRZ

Just completed a DRZ-ADV build, with a little bling sprinkled in. I picked up barely used '06 DRZ400 and gave it a makeover. See how many aftermarket parts and pieces you can spot. :lol3
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Forum: Pacific Northwet - Where it's green. And wet. 05-14-2015, 01:52 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 828
Posted By matloik
I've been getting one or two rides in a week for...

I've been getting one or two rides in a week for the past couple months out here in Hood River, as the season started earlier than usual. I either do Post Canyon or Hospital Hill. Hit me up if any...
Forum: Pacific Northwet - Where it's green. And wet. 04-30-2015, 04:02 PM
Replies: 903
Views: 57,133
Posted By matloik
Well, full disclosure requires the admission that...

Well, full disclosure requires the admission that the irresponsibly dangerous stunts were rocked by my decidedly younger friends. Dan rocked the videography and campsite-by-phone video editing. :D
Forum: Day Trippin' 04-11-2015, 10:38 AM
Replies: 250
Views: 52,335
Posted By matloik
Tons of riding! Both off-pavement forest roads...

Tons of riding! Both off-pavement forest roads and single-track OHV areas. Check out the Riding Around the Hood thread (http://advrider.com/forums/showthread.php?t=658774).
Forum: Pacific Northwet - Where it's green. And wet. 04-08-2015, 07:00 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 694
Posted By matloik
You need an OHV/ORV sticker to ride Oregon OHV...

You need an OHV/ORV sticker to ride Oregon OHV trails, even if your bike is plated.
Forum: Pacific Northwet - Where it's green. And wet. 04-07-2015, 05:35 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 694
Posted By matloik
Middle Trail can be a somewhat short...

Middle Trail can be a somewhat short out-and-back, if the creeks are high--one in particular, I don't remember the name.

You can make it to Hood River in the same amount of time/miles from...
Forum: Pacific Northwet - Where it's green. And wet. 04-02-2015, 03:17 PM
Replies: 3,369
Views: 277,949
Posted By matloik
Binns OHV ride happening tomorrow (Fri). Do it.

Binns OHV ride happening tomorrow (Fri). Do it.
Forum: Pacific Northwet - Where it's green. And wet. 03-31-2015, 02:21 PM
Replies: 3,369
Views: 277,949
Posted By matloik
And no blinkers, horn, tail light, mirrors,...

And no blinkers, horn, tail light, mirrors, instrument cluster, DOT tires, ...



It's 30-40 lbs lighter than the 450 was. The 450 was a bit much at times on the tight trails. The 4T 250 is...
Forum: Pacific Northwet - Where it's green. And wet. 03-31-2015, 10:20 AM
Replies: 3,369
Views: 277,949
Posted By matloik
Anyone up for some OHV single-track fun this Fri...

Anyone up for some OHV single-track fun this Fri or Sat or Sun, in Hood River? Send a PM.

Got me a dirty bike:...
Forum: Pacific Northwet - Where it's green. And wet. 03-31-2015, 09:56 AM
Replies: 903
Views: 57,133
Posted By matloik
What Ladukebob didn't mention in his post a...

What Ladukebob didn't mention in his post a couple back was that we had a Wallowa hut trip scheduled, but as you can guess it was cancelled because of too much snow out there--huts were covered with...
Forum: Pacific Northwet - Where it's green. And wet. 03-05-2015, 08:43 AM
Replies: 9,550
Sticky: PNW Flea Market
Views: 2,497,101
Posted By matloik
2011 g 650 gs

[ cross post from main flea market ]

A very clean BMW G650GS--AKA single-cylinder Rotax, newer version of what used to be called the F650GS. Excellent condition with a bit over 4K miles, ABS, grip...
Forum: Pacific Northwet - Where it's green. And wet. 03-03-2015, 09:07 AM
Replies: 9,550
Sticky: PNW Flea Market
Views: 2,497,101
Posted By matloik
Forum: Pacific Northwet - Where it's green. And wet. 02-13-2015, 05:08 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,020
Posted By matloik
Closed until Mar 31. ...

Closed until Mar 31.

http://www.riderplanet-usa.com/atv/trails/info/oregon_02196/ride_0a30.htm
Forum: Pacific Northwet - Where it's green. And wet. 12-04-2014, 04:24 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 4,730
Posted By matloik
This looks like a hoot! One thing comes to mind:...

This looks like a hoot! One thing comes to mind: How much of an issue can below-surface timber be? Seems like you could do a lot of damage to yourself and your machine if you dug your skis under a...
Forum: Pacific Northwet - Where it's green. And wet. 09-24-2014, 02:59 PM
Replies: 445
Views: 37,918
Posted By matloik
[QUOTE=Apple Jam;25132419]I just updated the "IN"...

[QUOTE=Apple Jam;25132419]I just updated the "IN" list.
If you're onnit, cool.
If you're not onnit and you wanna be, then hassle me.
If you're not onnit and ..
/QUOTE]

We don't need no...
Forum: Day Trippin' 08-22-2014, 12:03 PM
Replies: 79
Views: 20,642
Posted By matloik
I went looking for these undie shots but could...

I went looking for these undie shots but could not find them. Can someone link it? :lol3
Forum: Pacific Northwet - Where it's green. And wet. 07-31-2014, 05:56 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,791
Posted By matloik
It's a BIG island. Unless you have at least 2...

It's a BIG island. Unless you have at least 2 weeks, or like to ride 8 hrs a day, you won't see the whole thing, coming from Portland. My wife and I rode up there on an 8 day trip, almost 2 years...
Forum: Pacific Northwet - Where it's green. And wet. 06-27-2014, 01:31 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,021
Posted By matloik
Just make your way over to the south and west...

Just make your way over to the south and west side of Mt Adams -- lots of riding there.

Sent from my SPH-L720 using Tapatalk
Forum: Pacific Northwet - Where it's green. And wet. 06-18-2014, 06:16 PM
Replies: 3,369
Views: 277,949
Posted By matloik
Just saw on the news that there is a forest fire...

Just saw on the news that there is a forest fire up Pinemont/FS-17. Reporter was standing at what appeared to be the OHV staging area. How far from there the 50-acre (so far) fire is was unclear.
Forum: Pacific Northwet - Where it's green. And wet. 06-12-2014, 01:25 PM
Replies: 3,369
Views: 277,949
Posted By matloik
White Dog Ride Saturday

Anybody not riding Black Dog and want to ride on Saturday--trails up at Binns/Kingsley? Meet at noon.
Forum: Pacific Northwet - Where it's green. And wet. 05-29-2014, 02:25 PM
Replies: 201
Views: 15,936
Posted By matloik
Any ladies gonna be at this campout? Susi might...

Any ladies gonna be at this campout? Susi might be coming with me.
Forum: Pacific Northwet - Where it's green. And wet. 05-01-2014, 08:01 AM
Replies: 51
Views: 3,781
Posted By matloik
Wind and solar: bad. Coal trains through the...

Wind and solar: bad. Coal trains through the Gorge, Exxon Valdez, BP, and Keystone: good! :lol3 :amazon
Forum: Pacific Northwet - Where it's green. And wet. 04-25-2014, 01:25 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 3,017
Posted By matloik
I've never bet against the house in this game. ...

I've never bet against the house in this game. I've never bought an extended warranty on ANYTHING. Even if tomorrow I get hit with a $2K expense on something that by some miracle would be covered...
Forum: Pacific Northwet - Where it's green. And wet. 04-24-2014, 11:30 AM
Replies: 44
Views: 2,635
Posted By matloik
Really, a XR650R as a daily commuter bike? ...

Really, a XR650R as a daily commuter bike? Really!?

:hide
Forum: Pacific Northwet - Where it's green. And wet. 04-24-2014, 11:20 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,916
Posted By matloik
Ever run the XCMH rear? Curious how it compares...

Ever run the XCMH rear? Curious how it compares traction- and wear-wise with the Track Master II.
Forum: Pacific Northwet - Where it's green. And wet. 04-22-2014, 09:31 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,916
Posted By matloik
D606 rear + MT21 front. Have run this combo many...

D606 rear + MT21 front. Have run this combo many times. My preference is actually a Track Master rear as it does better in the real dirt, but the D606 lasts longer, and I prefer that for DS riding.
Forum: Pacific Northwet - Where it's green. And wet. 04-19-2014, 04:50 PM
Replies: 3,369
Views: 277,949
Posted By matloik
Hey ST. Can you give us some more info on who...

Hey ST. Can you give us some more info on who this outlaw "his/her combo" riders are? My wife and I have OR plated bikes. We ride NW, N and NE from White Salmon often--in Stevenson (I think?)...
Forum: Pacific Northwet - Where it's green. And wet. 04-09-2014, 02:52 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 847
Posted By matloik
On the weekends the streets around the NW...

On the weekends the streets around the NW Industrial area are pretty vacant, between NW Nicolai, St Helens and Yeon roads. Of course you have to get over there from downtown ...
Forum: Thumpers 04-05-2014, 11:53 AM
Replies: 5,058
Views: 673,801
Posted By matloik
Yes, the battery came with removable base. Took...

Yes, the battery came with removable base. Took that off to lower by 3/8", or whatever it was. The lack of clearance is with that base off. I think I need some pigtails off the battery terminals...
Forum: Thumpers 04-04-2014, 01:24 PM
Replies: 5,058
Views: 673,801
Posted By matloik
I just dropped in a MOTOBATT MB12U into my wife's...

I just dropped in a MOTOBATT MB12U into my wife's '11 G650GS, as per recommendations on this and the Sertao thread. And as specified on MOTOBATT's website. Well, it is tall--taller than the OEM, to...
Forum: Pacific Northwet - Where it's green. And wet. 03-27-2014, 09:00 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 2,899
Posted By matloik
So you're against private property rights and...

So you're against private property rights and capitalism? Or is it just because you don't agree with the leanings of this particular property owner? :pot

(Apologies to the OP for also crapping...
Forum: Pacific Northwet - Where it's green. And wet. 03-25-2014, 07:53 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,402
Posted By matloik
And aside or in addition to being part of OEM...

And aside or in addition to being part of OEM equipment or not, these aftermarket tanks--and other doo-dads--are not DOT certified, I believe. Is it not the case, technically, that such equipment on...
Forum: Pacific Northwet - Where it's green. And wet. 03-25-2014, 07:44 AM
Replies: 5,106
Views: 397,751
Posted By matloik
At the risk of pushing this discussion too much...

At the risk of pushing this discussion too much off topic: I'm far from a GPS guru, but I don't see the need to create a 'route' from a 'track'. I just keep a bunch of tracks from previous rides in...
Forum: Pacific Northwet - Where it's green. And wet. 03-24-2014, 12:58 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 2,323
Posted By matloik
You, sir, are mistaken. Adverse possession...

You, sir, are mistaken. Adverse possession certainly is a complicated situation, regardless of which side of the 'fence' you are on; but the payment of property taxes is not a requirement to make...
Forum: The Garage 03-19-2014, 04:28 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,322
Posted By matloik
The grids are effectively resistors, 'generating'...

The grids are effectively resistors, 'generating' heat. The more dense the grid--the more grid wire length/width between the wires connecting to the pad--the more heat. To more balance the heat you...
Forum: Pacific Northwet - Where it's green. And wet. 03-14-2014, 08:52 AM
Replies: 3,369
Views: 277,949
Posted By matloik
Howdy boys and girls. Not that my adv internet...

Howdy boys and girls. Not that my adv internet presence has been missed--I feel like it's been ages since I poked my head up, but it has been winter, sort of at times, and riding has been thin--I...
Forum: Pacific Northwet - Where it's green. And wet. 01-20-2014, 08:02 AM
Replies: 276
Views: 27,059
Posted By matloik
Eli and Ariel, being the young retired couple...

Eli and Ariel, being the young retired couple that they are, are somewhere in southern Nevada or Utah ... or Arizona ... living the dream, out of their 5th wheel. I'll PM you Eli's phone number --...
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