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Forum: Pacific Northwet - Where it's green. And wet. 08-25-2014, 01:01 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 870
Posted By Gregulator
The Sound Rider "Rally in the Gorge" is coming up...

The Sound Rider "Rally in the Gorge" is coming up this weekend in Hood River. Camping for a few days and riding as much as you want each day pretty much sums up the rally.
Forum: Pacific Northwet - Where it's green. And wet. 08-23-2014, 11:46 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,170
Posted By Gregulator
If they can turn the I-5 overpass into a mountain...

If they can turn the I-5 overpass into a mountain bike park, they really oughta let us ride our dirtbikes along the pipeline sections that are rideable. I'll even volunteer to narc on terrorists...
Forum: Thumpers 08-17-2014, 08:23 AM
Replies: 44,860
Views: 8,686,473
Posted By Gregulator
Question Oil filter cover without draining?

I did two things for my skidplate vibration. I bent the aft end down more so that it wasn't touching the swingarm's forward end, and I put plastic bushings between the frame and skidplate at the...
Forum: Pacific Northwet - Where it's green. And wet. 08-11-2014, 03:20 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 639
Posted By Gregulator
I didn't get any bites when I was looking for...

I didn't get any bites when I was looking for one, so I'll offer even though I'm a ways away. If you want to come out to Seattle or are coming here for something else, you're welcome to try mine. PMs...
Forum: Pacific Northwet - Where it's green. And wet. 07-05-2014, 06:47 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 936
Posted By Gregulator
I hit one in Pennsylvania when I'd been riding...

I hit one in Pennsylvania when I'd been riding two weeks. Was happy to let some locals eat it. Sorry yours got away, glad you did get away.
Forum: Pacific Northwet - Where it's green. And wet. 07-02-2014, 05:53 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,343
Posted By Gregulator
ORV representative on the panel!

I don't know Mike Reimer, but I'm glad to see there is someone representing ORV!
Forum: Thumpers 06-15-2014, 06:59 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 959
Posted By Gregulator
I agree, get a used DRZ. I love my WR but not at...

I agree, get a used DRZ. I love my WR but not at your size.

As far as the naming goes, dirtbikes aren't too bad. You're basically looking at:
(motocross or woods bike) x (2-stroke or 4-stroke) +...
Forum: Pacific Northwet - Where it's green. And wet. 06-15-2014, 06:55 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 897
Posted By Gregulator
Right on! There are a couple intersections near...

Right on! There are a couple intersections near me where that is necessary. Namely Mukilteo Speedway and Beverly Park Rd which is a major intersection: if my bike is first in line to turn left I can...
Forum: Pacific Northwet - Where it's green. And wet. 06-14-2014, 06:53 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 930
Posted By Gregulator
If you like looking for a lost toothpick in a lumber yard

It is beyond a fool's errand. That SPOT doesn't provide any altitude information. He's assuming it didn't transmit another message because it hit the ground and flipped upside down before the next...
Forum: Pacific Northwet - Where it's green. And wet. 06-10-2014, 11:48 PM
Replies: 9,915
Views: 2,069,218
Posted By Gregulator
Memorial Day weekend at Deep Creek, I saw a guy...

Memorial Day weekend at Deep Creek, I saw a guy with a hatchback get "innovative". He'd screwed a piece of wood to the tailgate to stop the rear wheel on it and run his KX450 or whatever right on up,...
Forum: Pacific Northwet - Where it's green. And wet. 06-07-2014, 12:35 PM
Replies: 9,915
Views: 2,069,218
Posted By Gregulator
Almost - the first part is right, but they just...

Almost - the first part is right, but they just want to look like the guys doing wheelies and making the youtube videos. The real stuntbikes are truly beat to shit, whereas the street fighter crowd...
Forum: Pacific Northwet - Where it's green. And wet. 06-02-2014, 10:33 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,343
Posted By Gregulator
Thumb Teanaway Community Forest - give your input on how it should be used

WA bought the land for Teanaway Community Forest (http://www.dnr.wa.gov/BusinessPermits/Topics/OtherLandTransactions/Pages/amp_teanaway.aspx) a little while back, and the management committee is...
Forum: Pacific Northwet - Where it's green. And wet. 06-01-2014, 04:10 PM
Replies: 98
Views: 4,238
Posted By Gregulator
Fun ride in the Capitol State Forest

Thanks for sharing the GPS files havoc1, and thanks to the organizers even though I rode it a month later :]. I did some detouring to trails in the beginning and ended the day via Waddel Basin ->...
Forum: Pacific Northwet - Where it's green. And wet. 06-01-2014, 12:30 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,374
Posted By Gregulator
A week ago I started down the two track from the...

A week ago I started down the two track from the saddle toward the trail, and it got very snowy pretty quickly... maybe one or two hundred yards. I didn't bother going through the snow.
Forum: Thumpers 05-31-2014, 10:19 PM
Replies: 44,860
Views: 8,686,473
Posted By Gregulator
If you aren't used to the Sandman and case saver,...

If you aren't used to the Sandman and case saver, it makes the chain/front sprocket a LOT more audible. That OEM countersprocket cover isn't just a single solid piece, it's also insulated.
Forum: Thumpers 05-31-2014, 08:42 PM
Replies: 44,860
Views: 8,686,473
Posted By Gregulator
Thumb Good day in the dirt

I put a couple stickers on the bike today...

http://i.imgur.com/EtKjeM6.jpg

But a few hours later the one on the swingarm seems to have disappeared? :evil

http://i.imgur.com/wBA0Yra.jpg
...
Forum: Thumpers 05-29-2014, 08:32 PM
Replies: 44,860
Views: 8,686,473
Posted By Gregulator
Glad to hear it Byron. If I were I'd go back and...

Glad to hear it Byron. If I were I'd go back and edit the first line of your clutch posts to say "Whoops, wasn't the clutch, it was X". Otherwise it could confuse people (who don't find the...
Forum: Pacific Northwet - Where it's green. And wet. 05-27-2014, 09:55 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,314
Posted By Gregulator
Yeah those are the ones! Haha. I didn't think of...

Yeah those are the ones! Haha. I didn't think of them being from snowmobiles, good point.
Forum: Thumpers 05-27-2014, 07:46 AM
Replies: 44,860
Views: 8,686,473
Posted By Gregulator
The question was really pointed at the guy who...

The question was really pointed at the guy who thinks his pipe is loud anyway :lol3. I wear plugs religiously on the street or fast gravel/long days, but on single track I worry about it a lot less...
Forum: Pacific Northwet - Where it's green. And wet. 05-26-2014, 09:18 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 3,662
Posted By Gregulator
I got some good riding in this weekend, but one...

I got some good riding in this weekend, but one of the highlights was still watching the kids from the neighboring camp go back and forth for hours, one on a Honda 70 and the other on a PW50. Pure...
Forum: Thumpers 05-26-2014, 06:05 PM
Replies: 44,860
Views: 8,686,473
Posted By Gregulator
You're wearing earplugs, right?

You're wearing earplugs, right?
Forum: Pacific Northwet - Where it's green. And wet. 05-25-2014, 09:48 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,314
Posted By Gregulator
Thumb Forest Rangers lie

Well if I learned one thing it's that forest rangers will lie through their teeth. Apparently they're told to tell you there will be room to camp, even if the camp site you are asking them about has...
Forum: Pacific Northwet - Where it's green. And wet. 05-24-2014, 06:29 AM
Replies: 98
Views: 6,941
Posted By Gregulator
I found the FS' trail map for the area I'm...

I found the FS' trail map for the area I'm heading to today, but they have two pages of junk before the map (don't start forest fires, etc). When I open the PDF in Avenza, it only shows the first...
Forum: Racing 05-22-2014, 10:12 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 2,443
Posted By Gregulator
Thumb It might have taken two months, but...

tl;dr: It was a ton of fun
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Got busy there for a while but today I finally got up to the track. I'd talked to the track manager and watched some GoPro footage on YouTube and decided to give it...
Forum: Pacific Northwet - Where it's green. And wet. 05-22-2014, 08:54 PM
Replies: 52
Views: 5,169
Posted By Gregulator
Nice!

Nice!
Forum: Pacific Northwet - Where it's green. And wet. 05-22-2014, 10:12 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,314
Posted By Gregulator
I just talked to a ranger at the Entiat office,...

I just talked to a ranger at the Entiat office, asking if you could go from Chumstick to Entiat via dirt. He said it "just opened up this week", "You mean Eagle Creek via Van Creek to French Corral?...
Forum: Pacific Northwet - Where it's green. And wet. 05-22-2014, 08:30 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 853
Posted By Gregulator
Thanks for the work!

Thanks for the work!
Forum: Pacific Northwet - Where it's green. And wet. 05-21-2014, 09:07 PM
Replies: 52
Views: 5,169
Posted By Gregulator
That thing was indeed rad! I was surprised by how...

That thing was indeed rad! I was surprised by how many carburetors I saw with no filtration at all, haha. Also surprised that people still go around in Banditos and Hell's Angels vests, including...
Forum: Pacific Northwet - Where it's green. And wet. 05-21-2014, 06:06 PM
Replies: 52
Views: 5,169
Posted By Gregulator
My WRR is on the trailer ready for an adventure...

My WRR is on the trailer ready for an adventure tomorrow and my SV is indisposed as well, but I'm planning to head over on my wife's XT250.
Forum: Thumpers 05-21-2014, 01:30 PM
Replies: 44,860
Views: 8,686,473
Posted By Gregulator
Thumb If it's a good bike and you're okay with the...

If it's a good bike and you're okay with the price then go for it. Whether it's worth it depends on where you live and how much you want to spend. This winter I got my 2010 with 1600 miles on it for...
Forum: Thumpers 05-20-2014, 11:47 AM
Replies: 44,860
Views: 8,686,473
Posted By Gregulator
Is this your first dual-sport? How fast are you...

Is this your first dual-sport? How fast are you going on the rocky logging roads? If you're doing 40-50 mph (or even 30 depending on the road) suspension isn't going to get it soft sitting down, you...
Forum: Thumpers 05-19-2014, 09:24 PM
Replies: 44,860
Views: 8,686,473
Posted By Gregulator
You can get inexpensive risers in 15mm or 30mm...

You can get inexpensive risers in 15mm or 30mm heights from Rocky Mountain (http://www.rockymountainatvmc.com/p/1316/25849/Tusk-Handlebar-Riser-Kit), they go in between the lower clamp and the...
Forum: Pacific Northwet - Where it's green. And wet. 05-19-2014, 09:15 PM
Replies: 200
Views: 11,642
Posted By Gregulator
Question hitching a ride?

Is anyone trailering from the Seattle area, or close? I have lots of reasons I could talk myself out of this but the fact is I'm not working, I can see my wife the next weekend, and it sounds like...
Forum: Pacific Northwet - Where it's green. And wet. 05-19-2014, 12:44 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,314
Posted By Gregulator
Thanks for the report! I am trying to decide...

Thanks for the report! I am trying to decide whether to do an overnight camp and ride next weekend, or if the Memorial Day crowds and traffic will make it a nightmare.
Forum: GPS 101 - Which GPS For Me 05-19-2014, 10:23 AM
Replies: 746
Views: 100,068
Posted By Gregulator
Yeah, I got the GPS, RAM setup and power cable...

Yeah, I got the GPS, RAM setup and power cable for right around 220 shipped, $110 after using my rewards points. Can't beat that. After years of carrying around a huge Benchmarks Atlas and having to...
Forum: Thumpers 05-19-2014, 10:20 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,244
Posted By Gregulator
One thing to be careful with tying down...

One thing to be careful with tying down dual-sports is that soft suspension can move a lot more under bumps. I never had issues using ratchet straps with sportbikes and my WRR is ok, but my wife's...
Forum: Thumpers 05-19-2014, 10:16 AM
Replies: 44,860
Views: 8,686,473
Posted By Gregulator
It isn't to make it a faux MXer, taller bikes get...

It isn't to make it a faux MXer, taller bikes get over things better! I rode an XT250 for 2 years before I got my WR, and yes, it is very easy to go slowly through trails when your feet are close to...
Forum: Pacific Northwet - Where it's green. And wet. 05-19-2014, 10:03 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 784
Posted By Gregulator
Thumb I wouldn't put "HELP!!!" in a regional forum's...

I wouldn't put "HELP!!!" in a regional forum's post title unless your bike is broken down or someone is missing, but that's just me. (Maybe "advice needed" or something next time)

Camping in the...
Forum: GPS 101 - Which GPS For Me 05-18-2014, 09:50 PM
Replies: 746
Views: 100,068
Posted By Gregulator
Thumb Garmin 78 only $150

I'm looking for a GPS for off-roading/dual-sporting; seeing the 62csx for "only" $250 in REI's sale got me thinking about it again. Well I found the GPSMap 78 is only $149 on Amazon...
Forum: Thumpers 05-18-2014, 06:54 PM
Replies: 2,330
Views: 345,281
Posted By Gregulator
I think most TW owners say 55 is about as fast as...

I think most TW owners say 55 is about as fast as you want to go on them, if that, whereas I've done plenty of miles on the XT250 at 65-70. In addition to power and gearing you're going to feel a...
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