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Forum: Pacific Northwet - Where it's green. And wet. Today, 07:20 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 121
Posted By Motomantra
I know that some people went rafting Saturday on...

I know that some people went rafting Saturday on the "usual" section, putting in just below Indian Henry. So they let them through. I may ride up there soon just to see for myself.
Forum: Pacific Northwet - Where it's green. And wet. Today, 11:42 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 121
Posted By Motomantra
Upper Clackamas 224 open

I just found out the road is open. What's the matter with you Oregon City guys? Too much partying most likely.
I'll bet Road Rash knew all along.
Forum: Pacific Northwet - Where it's green. And wet. Today, 11:25 AM
Replies: 9,046
Sticky: PNW Flea Market
Views: 2,311,045
Posted By Motomantra
350 Chev long block $400.00

'78 cheby engine for sale. 194 high volume heads, flat pistons = about 9:1. I over hauled it & put about 20 k on it. I've even got pictures of the rebuild.
If you're interested pm me a phone # &...
Forum: Americas Today, 11:09 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 1,435
Posted By Motomantra
My weather station

I have a weather station in the back yard. It's just a rock, but it tells me all I need to know.
Forum: Equipment Today, 10:53 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 647
Posted By Motomantra
What Hammerdown says is true

I used to run my grips on high. Once I put the "hippo hands" on I can't turn them down enough. I'm going to have to put a rheostat type of controller on them, now.
Heated grips weren't enough at...
Forum: Pacific Northwet - Where it's green. And wet. Yesterday, 12:04 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 722
Posted By Motomantra
Ridgefield

I think Ridgefield would be a good place to "Invest", if you're looking to buy a home.
Forum: Pacific Northwet - Where it's green. And wet. Yesterday, 11:58 AM
Replies: 45
Views: 1,481
Posted By Motomantra
Plenty of good stuff here. I will add; don't try...

Plenty of good stuff here. I will add; don't try to do something your bike isn't set up to do. Exploit your machines abilities, but don't expect a "dual sport" to do what an off road bike can do....
Forum: Pacific Northwet - Where it's green. And wet. Yesterday, 11:48 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 874
Posted By Motomantra
Downtown Portland. Motorcycle parking only in...

Downtown Portland. Motorcycle parking only in front. "Kellys Olympian." Google it.

The route from Hood River to La Grande might be a big day, but a lot of it is fast. The road surface is great &...
Forum: Pacific Northwet - Where it's green. And wet. 12-18-2014, 02:08 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 474
Posted By Motomantra
What dustin said

The best thing to do is monitor the weather a few days before departure to see what it's doing. You MAY be able to burn right on through I-5.
Forum: Americas 12-17-2014, 12:05 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 1,435
Posted By Motomantra
Throwing dedicated rain gear over everything else...

Throwing dedicated rain gear over everything else will give you a few more degrees of comfort. Mittens are warmer than gloves, as long as you're on the highway & not using the controls. That's what I...
Forum: Equipment 12-12-2014, 02:01 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 14,567
Posted By Motomantra
Other options

There are so many other good tires out there.
Forum: Pacific Northwet - Where it's green. And wet. 12-10-2014, 02:30 PM
Replies: 4,634
Views: 349,340
Posted By Motomantra
Meh... I've ridden down the hard side with two...

Meh...
I've ridden down the hard side with two feet of snow on it.
Why, back in my day.........
Forum: Pacific Northwet - Where it's green. And wet. 12-09-2014, 12:35 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 516
Posted By Motomantra
Too bad it isn't like Texas. They get to shoot...

Too bad it isn't like Texas. They get to shoot 'em.
Forum: Americas 12-09-2014, 12:28 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 911
Posted By Motomantra
So much to see, so little time

Post up in the PNWet forum.
Forum: The Garage 12-09-2014, 12:17 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 696
Posted By Motomantra
Something not right with the bike, like steering...

Something not right with the bike, like steering head, or swing arm bearing worn? Even within the same size there can be a difference in tire height. Try experimenting with tire pressure first. Then...
Forum: Vendors 12-07-2014, 11:25 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 3,653
Posted By Motomantra
Are any of these lined?? I hate leather dye...

Are any of these lined??
I hate leather dye coming off on my hands.
Forum: Road warriors 12-05-2014, 11:45 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 940
Posted By Motomantra
My '01 ZX-9 rear shock was adjustable, but it...

My '01 ZX-9 rear shock was adjustable, but it wasn't linear. One more click went too far. I couldn't get the rebound set. Penske cured that. You may try & find one that's been kitted.
As for the...
Forum: Equipment 12-05-2014, 11:18 AM
Replies: 71
Views: 13,819
Posted By Motomantra
I don't know the specifics of your damage. You...

I don't know the specifics of your damage. You could have had damage from steam, indirectly from the coolant. Steam gets much hotter than water & I have seen engines damaged from not fixing a leaking...
Forum: Equipment 12-05-2014, 11:11 AM
Replies: 61
Views: 7,516
Posted By Motomantra
A picture's worth a 1,000 words, Thx

It doesn't matter. The internet will run over you.
Forum: Pacific Northwet - Where it's green. And wet. 12-03-2014, 12:44 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 620
Posted By Motomantra
So you really do camp off your bike? I didn't...

So you really do camp off your bike? I didn't know that.
Forum: Pacific Northwet - Where it's green. And wet. 12-03-2014, 12:32 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 2,883
Posted By Motomantra
Bummer Squishy. Do it now, get it behind you. ...

Bummer Squishy. Do it now, get it behind you.

Good pics, WetSideRider, thx
Forum: Pacific Northwet - Where it's green. And wet. 12-03-2014, 12:28 PM
Replies: 166
Views: 6,874
Posted By Motomantra
Forum: Equipment 12-03-2014, 12:03 PM
Replies: 61
Views: 7,516
Posted By Motomantra
Thanks for digging into this, markk53. You...

Thanks for digging into this, markk53. You know...

You can lead a horse to water, but you can't make him drink.
Forum: The Garage 12-02-2014, 08:33 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 536
Posted By Motomantra
When I have my mitts (handlebar gauntlets) on,...

When I have my mitts (handlebar gauntlets) on, low is too hot.
Forum: Pacific Northwet - Where it's green. And wet. 12-02-2014, 12:50 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,259
Posted By Motomantra
Yup. Nothing to add here

I would burn down to Corvallis & take 34 at Philomath, weather permitting.
You'll have to make the call when the time comes.
Forum: Vendors 12-02-2014, 11:48 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 409
Posted By Motomantra
Nice

Thanks, AK. As if I needed any more incentive.

Let us know when you're in Portland in the Pacific N.Wet thread. Buy ya a beer.
Forum: Pacific Northwet - Where it's green. And wet. 11-28-2014, 11:36 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 905
Posted By Motomantra
It would be wise not to take Hells on...

It would be wise not to take Hells on sarcastically.
Forum: Pacific Northwet - Where it's green. And wet. 11-28-2014, 11:33 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,094
Posted By Motomantra
Hope everyone had something to be thankful for. ...

Hope everyone had something to be thankful for.

Mmmmmm. Now for some leftovers.
Forum: Trip Planning 11-22-2014, 10:24 AM
Replies: 48
Views: 8,622
Posted By Motomantra
Good write up, O P

Looks like d got up on the wrong side of the bag.
Forum: Equipment 11-16-2014, 11:29 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,375
Posted By Motomantra
I have never been able to keep fingers warm in...

I have never been able to keep fingers warm in gloves when it's that cold. I used to wear mittens, but terrible dexterity. You can't separate each finger & expect them to stay warm.
I use hippo...
Forum: Vendors 11-15-2014, 12:13 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 5,678
Posted By Motomantra
A suggestion

Address questions to the "Gear" thread in an attempt to keep this thread clean.
Forum: Equipment 11-15-2014, 12:05 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 907
Posted By Motomantra
Replace the shield. Over time a tear-off will...

Replace the shield. Over time a tear-off will make marks on the shield.
Anything else will affect vision quality.
You should know, "For racing use only" is a disclaimer.
Forum: Pacific Northwet - Where it's green. And wet. 11-07-2014, 10:59 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,338
Posted By Motomantra
Roll the wife over. That's what I do.

Roll the wife over. That's what I do.
Forum: Pacific Northwet - Where it's green. And wet. 11-06-2014, 06:06 PM
Replies: 193
Views: 7,815
Posted By Motomantra
The way they're going crazy with the edibles is...

The way they're going crazy with the edibles is absurd. This makes it too easy for it to fall into the wrong hands (kids & adults) that otherwise would not use pot.
Max, I grew up in the 60s. We...
Forum: Pacific Northwet - Where it's green. And wet. 11-06-2014, 02:03 PM
Replies: 193
Views: 7,815
Posted By Motomantra
There are many temptations all around. Kids,...

There are many temptations all around. Kids, humans for that matter, will rationalize what ever they want. A parent can only do so much. We do what we can, then turn 'em loose. I don't depend on laws...
Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 11-06-2014, 11:10 AM
Replies: 42
Views: 3,049
Posted By Motomantra
There is only so much we can do for the DL's 30+...

There is only so much we can do for the DL's 30+ year old front suspension. Proper spring weight, fork oil, & a fork brace. That's about as far as I' going with it. Silk purse/sows ear type of thing.
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 11-05-2014, 11:46 AM
Replies: 118
Views: 8,997
Posted By Motomantra
I had a ZX-9 that would get 53 mpg if I stayed...

I had a ZX-9 that would get 53 mpg if I stayed out of it. But when loaded for a trip, passing, & 100 mph sections it would go down to 43 mpg.
My DL650 has the biggest fluctuation of any bike I've...
Forum: The Garage 11-04-2014, 11:12 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 728
Posted By Motomantra
My experience also

I have about 1500 miles on a set. They are noisy. Especially when I am leaning just a few degrees, as in a slow sweeper. That's when the front starts to howl. The DL 650 quit it's "Tourance wobble"...
Forum: The Garage 11-02-2014, 11:25 AM
Replies: 137
Views: 8,183
Posted By Motomantra
Stop guessing

Once you have the piston & cylinder off, the next step is to measure them to see where the wear is. You may find the cylinder is okay.

Or, just guessing, maybe it isn't.
Forum: Pacific Northwet - Where it's green. And wet. 11-01-2014, 12:08 PM
Replies: 21,653
Views: 1,624,190
Posted By Motomantra
Wear your knife/bullet proof vest.

Wear your knife/bullet proof vest.
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