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Forum: Pacific Northwet - Where it's green. And wet. Today, 07:51 AM
Replies: 76
Views: 3,871
Posted By Wansfel
Do not watch this video. It is NOT pertinent to a...

Do not watch this video. It is NOT pertinent to a typical BOM rider.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?x-yt-cl=85114404&v=LRQyEBY5YjQ&x-yt-ts=1422579428
Forum: Pacific Northwet - Where it's green. And wet. Yesterday, 08:02 PM
Replies: 76
Views: 3,871
Posted By Wansfel
:clap I think there were 3 690s last year. ...

:clap
I think there were 3 690s last year. Looks like maybe at least double that this year
Forum: Pacific Northwet - Where it's green. And wet. Yesterday, 06:50 AM
Replies: 76
Views: 3,871
Posted By Wansfel
I recently picked up a copy of City Navigator...

I recently picked up a copy of City Navigator 2015 (Ebay $14.95) so that should help somewhat. The Furkot version is more of a teaser for now. We will wait a bit to publish the GPX version pending...
Forum: Pacific Northwet - Where it's green. And wet. 01-28-2015, 07:41 PM
Replies: 76
Views: 3,871
Posted By Wansfel
A good read from last year on the BOM2014 Blog...

A good read from last year on the BOM2014 Blog (http://bom2014.blogspot.com/).
Forum: Pacific Northwet - Where it's green. And wet. 01-28-2015, 07:06 PM
Replies: 76
Views: 3,871
Posted By Wansfel
Does this help?...

Does this help?...
Forum: Pacific Northwet - Where it's green. And wet. 01-28-2015, 05:35 PM
Replies: 76
Views: 3,871
Posted By Wansfel
I've done some of my planning on FURKOT...

I've done some of my planning on FURKOT (http://www.furkot.com) and here is a link (https://trips.furkot.com/ts/ksSSWi) to view and zoom down in to check the current version of the track. Look for...
Forum: Pacific Northwet - Where it's green. And wet. 01-27-2015, 02:59 PM
Replies: 76
Views: 3,871
Posted By Wansfel
Preliminary route

I put together a preliminary route. Outlined in the BOM-2015 Blog (http://bom-2015.blogspot.com/)
Forum: Old's Cool 01-26-2015, 04:11 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 4,002
Posted By Wansfel
Cycles South...

Cycles South (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=I8-l7ufP-I4) - the movie
Forum: Day Trippin' 01-26-2015, 09:05 AM
Replies: 1,408
Views: 320,649
Posted By Wansfel
Planning to park the MH in Hurricane again in...

Planning to park the MH in Hurricane again in April. Sure wish I could bring the 690. Might not even be bringing the Jeep this time.
...
Forum: Old's Cool 01-26-2015, 08:48 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 4,002
Posted By Wansfel
Memories...you can see the engine pulses as the...

Memories...you can see the engine pulses as the front tire as it lofts in first gear. Leaves alternating rubber on smooth stretches of concrete for each firing stroke. Never an exhaust sound quite...
Forum: The Rockies It's all downhill from here... 01-22-2015, 07:56 PM
Replies: 1,367
Views: 101,980
Posted By Wansfel
Chris, Since you got the pork, you name the date...

Chris, Since you got the pork, you name the date & time that would serve best. Wouldn't mind getting some route advice for summer planning purposes.
Forum: Pacific Northwet - Where it's green. And wet. 01-21-2015, 05:30 PM
Replies: 135
Views: 19,351
Posted By Wansfel
Last summer when we went through Yellow Pine, we...

Last summer when we went through Yellow Pine, we had to cross closures to get to the tank (no pump) on Main Street and if we delayed our departure, we would have to ride in the Harmonica Festival...
Forum: The Rockies It's all downhill from here... 01-20-2015, 06:08 AM
Replies: 1,367
Views: 101,980
Posted By Wansfel
:clap

:clap
Forum: The Rockies It's all downhill from here... 01-19-2015, 09:28 PM
Replies: 1,367
Views: 101,980
Posted By Wansfel
5thgear, Best to look forward dwelling on...

5thgear,

Best to look forward dwelling on the fact the days are growing longer, not shorter. The riding season may be shorter here, but the wealth of routes make up for it.

Just keep an eye out...
Forum: Pacific Northwet - Where it's green. And wet. 01-18-2015, 02:36 PM
Replies: 76
Views: 3,871
Posted By Wansfel
We will likely start noting "INs" in the lead...

We will likely start noting "INs" in the lead message at some point. No deep formality for this ride. Riders will jump in as they can, some jump in on subsequent days or leave early as the wish. ...
Forum: Thumpers 01-14-2015, 03:48 PM
Replies: 15,503
Views: 1,697,930
Posted By Wansfel
Inspect each roller to make sure A: the outer...

Inspect each roller to make sure A: the outer roller even exists, and B: none of them are loose.
Forum: Pacific Northwet - Where it's green. And wet. 01-13-2015, 12:45 PM
Replies: 76
Views: 3,871
Posted By Wansfel
Always room for one more:clap

Always room for one more:clap
Forum: Pacific Northwet - Where it's green. And wet. 01-13-2015, 12:41 PM
Replies: 76
Views: 3,871
Posted By Wansfel
Grrreat! I've been working out some med issues...

Grrreat! I've been working out some med issues this winter also and things are looking great for the summer riding season.

Ron
Forum: Thumpers 01-12-2015, 03:41 PM
Replies: 5,253
Views: 1,338,467
Posted By Wansfel
It all boils down to $$$$. I rode and modified a...

It all boils down to $$$$. I rode and modified a KLR for several years (actually 2). Modified the heck out of my main rider including upgraded suspension. Left the engine stock...you'll never make...
Forum: Thumpers 01-11-2015, 07:29 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 985
Posted By Wansfel
BTW...I gathered a lot of info from some of the...

BTW...I gathered a lot of info from some of the SR500/VM38 threads regarding jetting when I started the project.

Regarding the hesitation, you pretty well nailed it. I find the KLR will hesitate...
Forum: Thumpers 01-10-2015, 11:24 AM
Replies: 15,503
Views: 1,697,930
Posted By Wansfel
http://www.ironbutt.com/ibmagazine/IBMag12-p64-67....

http://www.ironbutt.com/ibmagazine/IBMag12-p64-67.pdf
Forum: Thumpers 01-10-2015, 08:44 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 985
Posted By Wansfel
It all comes down to simplicity, access,...

It all comes down to simplicity, access, adjustability. If you've ever had to field strip a KLR to get to the carb in a remote setting....fought with the enricher circuit hardware, or diaphragm, or...
Forum: Thumpers 01-10-2015, 08:37 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 985
Posted By Wansfel
Your mods may change the settings based on my...

Your mods may change the settings based on my project blog. I would suggest you mark your throttle on the handlebar for off, 1/4, 1/2, 3/4, full so you can apply the right changes for the...
Forum: Thumpers 01-10-2015, 07:50 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 985
Posted By Wansfel
I swapped my two KLRs to VM38s. Here is the...

I swapped my two KLRs to VM38s. Here is the project report.

http://rbemr.blogspot.com/2013/03/to-carb-or-not-to-carb-no-not-beemer-klr.htm
Forum: Thumpers 01-08-2015, 01:44 PM
Replies: 20,663
Views: 2,430,224
Posted By Wansfel
For the cost of a couple of bolts/nuts you could...

For the cost of a couple of bolts/nuts you could try this out:...
Forum: Trip Planning 01-07-2015, 10:27 AM
Replies: 224
Views: 68,666
Posted By Wansfel
Critters that snarl.

Excerpt from my October ride:

"About 2 am something was snuffling about my feet and startled me to full wakefullness. First fearing a skunk, I hollered to run it off and what did it do? It...
Forum: Thumpers 01-06-2015, 10:44 PM
Replies: 20,663
Views: 2,430,224
Posted By Wansfel
My recently acquired 2010 came wIth a Touratech...

My recently acquired 2010 came wIth a Touratech low seat. Doesn't work for me as it is tiered and with my size(64") I hit the ridge so the seat must go. The Kubalink already removed.
Forum: Pacific Northwet - Where it's green. And wet. 01-04-2015, 07:03 AM
Replies: 76
Views: 3,871
Posted By Wansfel
The information blog worked pretty well last year...

The information blog worked pretty well last year to stage info at single point, so I will do so again this year:
http://bom-2015.blogspot.com/

I'll add route details as they enfold.
Forum: Pacific Northwet - Where it's green. And wet. 01-03-2015, 09:21 AM
Replies: 135
Views: 19,351
Posted By Wansfel
LB brings up some excellent points. The IDBDR...

LB brings up some excellent points. The IDBDR will be covering both the Magruder and the Lolo, both which have stretches of well over 50 miles travel to even get within cell range. As stated, gas...
Forum: The Rockies It's all downhill from here... 01-01-2015, 08:23 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 479
Posted By Wansfel
Here are some Google Map links to look at that...

Here are some Google Map links to look at that will take you from East Glacier, West Glacier then south to either Jackson, WY or Challis, ID:

East Glacier, Going to the Sun, West Glacier, Swan...
Forum: Pacific Northwet - Where it's green. And wet. 01-01-2015, 10:39 AM
Replies: 135
Views: 19,351
Posted By Wansfel
If you want tough...try the "Tour of Idaho"...

If you want tough...try the "Tour of Idaho" (http://www.motorcyclejazz.com/TID.htm)...not big bike friendly, but same general south to north route.
Forum: Equipment 01-01-2015, 10:35 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,828
Posted By Wansfel
https://tufm7q.bn1301.livefilestore.com/y2paxDhCbD...

https://tufm7q.bn1301.livefilestore.com/y2paxDhCbDqgoecxgCYUe2mOgh0z2DyZb-i0fwp_ZhfQacOVokezRJLWOHHIZRXJ1Asn6VxEnjtTQtUzpZSQPyZDXb4Yb3h8GAlwdq68vk3390aTI7IH8903-Hck4tdc4-noEE1u0nm9e06rDox2D3pBA/IMAG00...
Forum: Ride reports 01-01-2015, 09:03 AM
Replies: 394
Views: 91,719
Posted By Wansfel
Check out the Back Road Discovery Routes. ...

Check out the Back Road Discovery Routes.
http://www.backcountrydiscoveryroutes.com
Forum: Ride reports 12-31-2014, 09:36 PM
Replies: 321
Views: 36,692
Posted By Wansfel
They plan to announce the exact route in January....

They plan to announce the exact route in January. But I've heard Jarbridge , NV and the North ID pandle is only 75 miles wide. The Best of Montana 2014 track went from Troy, MT then up over through...
Forum: Ride reports 12-31-2014, 09:13 PM
Replies: 321
Views: 36,692
Posted By Wansfel
The Idaho BDR will run from the south end of ID...

The Idaho BDR will run from the south end of ID to the northern border and is advertised as 1,300 miles. Only you can decide how it might fit, but it could be done.
Forum: The Rockies It's all downhill from here... 12-25-2014, 10:19 AM
Replies: 1,367
Views: 101,980
Posted By Wansfel
Merry Christmas/Happy New Year

Best wishes to all. Quiet Christmas here. Got my Christmas present last September:evil

Here's to a great year of riding!
...
Forum: Thumpers 12-23-2014, 10:40 AM
Replies: 20,663
Views: 2,430,224
Posted By Wansfel
Nothing big. Artificial lamb. Got a real buffaloe...

Nothing big. Artificial lamb. Got a real buffaloe to try. Better seat is on the top of my with list.
Forum: Thumpers 12-23-2014, 10:12 AM
Replies: 20,663
Views: 2,430,224
Posted By Wansfel
Like mine. Haven't had to unzip the expansion . I...

Like mine. Haven't had to unzip the expansion . I carry a SLR in it. Has a large clear top....
Forum: Pacific Northwet - Where it's green. And wet. 12-11-2014, 02:46 PM
Replies: 76
Views: 3,871
Posted By Wansfel
I did BSA as a kid and ultimately scout master....

I did BSA as a kid and ultimately scout master. You could say this ADV riding is just a logical extention for us old curmudgeons.
Forum: Pacific Northwet - Where it's green. And wet. 12-11-2014, 10:33 AM
Replies: 76
Views: 3,871
Posted By Wansfel
My 2015 BOM Basecamp work folder has all these...

My 2015 BOM Basecamp work folder has all these tracks and more. Now to string something workable and enjoyable. So, I'm listening.....:ear
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