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Forum: Equipment 09-12-2014, 04:18 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 642
Posted By mroddis
Bestrest cyclepump

I use this:
http://www.bestrestproducts.com/c-10-cyclepump-and-gauge.aspx

I got the gauge combo, so you know the pressure in real time. Couldn't be easier pumping up the tires in the garage or on...
Forum: Equipment 09-12-2014, 04:13 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 771
Posted By mroddis
Delorme

I have the inReach SE and I feel confident using it, whether in the local mountains or on a long trek camping. The two-way communication, mapshare feature, and ease of use (paired with my iPhone so I...
Forum: GPS 101 - Which GPS For Me 09-08-2014, 01:35 PM
Replies: 58
Views: 10,602
Posted By mroddis
I like it

I've had mine since Father's Day (thanks family!!) and I really like it.

Things I like:
- Paired effortlessly to my iPhone (and I'm not that savvy)
- Messaging through my iPhone is really quick...
Forum: Equipment 09-03-2014, 01:16 PM
Replies: 6,310
Views: 2,485,955
Posted By mroddis
I bought it about a month or so ago - paid $220...

I bought it about a month or so ago - paid $220 for it and footprint....however, I've used it on a 2 days trip and couldn't be happier. The plus sizing (.....) works great for that little added...
Forum: Orange Crush 09-03-2014, 12:30 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 285
Posted By mroddis
9xx ADV - Wolfman Explorer vs Explorer Lite?

I've got a lead on a used Wolfman Explorer tank bag - not the Explorer Lite that I was originally looking for.

The seller said that it's the same size as the Lite, but expandable (presumably...
Forum: Ride reports 08-28-2014, 10:31 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,258
Posted By mroddis
Hi

Ricardo,
Nice to meet you in the Lillooet heat a few weeks ago - your photos are amazing!
Safe travels,
Matthew.
Forum: Orange Crush 08-23-2014, 06:11 PM
Replies: 10,584
Views: 2,207,474
Posted By mroddis
Rode it

Loaded it up after work and road it up the sea to sky highway to whistler. The whole time I had a huge smile on my face. I really love this bike...

M.
Forum: Orange Crush 08-22-2014, 09:35 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,274
Posted By mroddis
+1

+1
Forum: Orange Crush 08-21-2014, 09:26 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,274
Posted By mroddis
How

http://www.ktm950.info

It can be overwhelming if read all at once (there's THIS many things wrong with my precious bike??) but once you wade through it you'll refer to it constantly for...
Forum: Orange Crush 08-21-2014, 04:54 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,252
Posted By mroddis
Chain guide?

Check the chain guide on the swingarm and make sure it's attached and tight. Mine was missing the upper bolt and was loose - made the chain sound louder at low revs as the guide was amplifying the...
Forum: Orange Crush 08-21-2014, 04:50 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,274
Posted By mroddis
Where in Canada?

Where in Canada are you?

I have a 950 - I would go through the standard maintenance list in the manual and do an oil, coolant, brake fluid change. Check things like brake pads, etc for wear.
...
Forum: Orange Crush 08-05-2014, 09:31 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 370
Posted By mroddis
Thanks

Thanks very much to both of you for responding - this is exactly what I need to do.

I am very lucky - I was thinking about my last ride, in a pretty remote road with rocks and drop offs all round....
Forum: Orange Crush 08-04-2014, 09:48 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 370
Posted By mroddis
Chain Guard screw/bucket needed

Hi all,
I just got in from washing my bike (second time in 3 years, so it needed it) and I noticed that the collar screw and 'bucket' were missing from the chain slider guard as you're looking at...
Forum: Canada 07-29-2014, 09:47 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 677
Posted By mroddis
Can't really offer input here but just wanted to...

Can't really offer input here but just wanted to say I enjoy your ride reports/videos! I've used one of them to plan a solo ride myself - keep it up.

M.
Forum: Equipment 07-24-2014, 04:19 PM
Replies: 85
Views: 12,309
Posted By mroddis
Rei

Just camped with my new REI Half Dome 2 Plus tent and I'm very happy with it (the plus is longer and wider than a standard 2-man tent).

Tent set up was quick and easy, has 2 big vestibules that...
Forum: Orange Crush 07-23-2014, 07:56 PM
Replies: 18,818
Views: 7,599,770
Posted By mroddis
^^^^^^ Like!

^^^^^^
Like!
Forum: Layin' down tracks 07-22-2014, 10:57 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 804
Posted By mroddis
That's how I kept mine this past weekend on a 2...

That's how I kept mine this past weekend on a 2 day solo trip - in the front chest pocket of my jacket. As a default I'm fine with it like this, I'm just the type that looks for design solutions to a...
Forum: Orange Crush 07-21-2014, 11:00 PM
Replies: 18,818
Views: 7,599,770
Posted By mroddis
Solo camping

https://farm3.staticflickr.com/2930/14528153210_9b509914cb_b.jpg
Forum: Pacific Northwet - Where it's green. And wet. 07-17-2014, 04:34 PM
Replies: 2,560
Views: 276,400
Posted By mroddis
Plan B

I'm now looking at plan B...

Plan A loop down from Vancouver, Sedro Wooley, Mountain Hwy loop, Granite Falls, east to Leavenworth, north to Chelan, Twisp, Winthrop, home is halted by the raging...
Forum: Pacific Northwet - Where it's green. And wet. 07-17-2014, 07:56 AM
Replies: 2,560
Views: 276,400
Posted By mroddis
Info / updates

Hi guys,
Where's the best place for up to date info on closures and the state of the fires? (Bedsides ADVRider of course...)

I tried googling forest fires, fire service, Washington closures but...
Forum: Pacific Northwet - Where it's green. And wet. 07-12-2014, 11:12 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 884
Posted By mroddis
Thanks for update

Thanks for posting. Watching closely as I'm planning on a big WA loop next weekend - vancouver to darrington, granite falls, Leavenworth (camp), chelan, Winthrop (explore), home.....watching the news...
Forum: Vendors 07-09-2014, 01:49 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 3,980
Posted By mroddis
can't find?

Are these still available?

Thanks,
Matthew.
Forum: Layin' down tracks 07-09-2014, 09:35 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 804
Posted By mroddis
not finding much

To answer my own question, I don't think there's much on the market at the moment. What I'm looking at is something that's fairly wide (at least 2"-3" armband) that will securely hold the device...
Forum: Canada 07-08-2014, 09:44 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,283
Posted By mroddis
me too

Will keep my eyes open in Vancouver too.
Absolutely hate thieves...

M.
Forum: Layin' down tracks 07-02-2014, 05:16 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 804
Posted By mroddis
inReach SE - armband case/holder?

Hi all,
My wife bought me the inReach SE for Father's day and I'm just trying to figure out the best way to carry it on my while I'm riding. Ideally I'd like to find an armband style case so I can...
Forum: Layin' down tracks 06-17-2014, 11:05 AM
Replies: 236
Views: 29,046
Posted By mroddis
Paired inReach

I just got one for Father's day!

Quick question re: texts. When I pair it with my iphone, do texts sent via my phone (and presumably routed through the InReach device) count towards my monthly...
Forum: Orange Crush 06-06-2014, 12:05 PM
Replies: 52
Views: 3,284
Posted By mroddis
same

Same experience for me - never had an issue with the Scorps.

M.
Forum: Pacific Northwet - Where it's green. And wet. 06-05-2014, 09:22 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 516
Posted By mroddis
Thanks

Thanks for all the ideas - I'm thinking now of riding from Vancouver to Osoyoos, stop and pick up my brother, then head straight down to Cashmere all in the same day. This should give me plenty of...
Forum: Pacific Northwet - Where it's green. And wet. 06-04-2014, 09:42 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 516
Posted By mroddis
WABDR: Segment Question (1 day riding)

Hi all,
I didn't want to add this to the existing WABDR thread as it's more a trip planning question…

This July, it looks like I'll have a day to ride in the Chelan/Winthrop area. I'll be coming...
Forum: Orange Crush 05-30-2014, 11:25 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 916
Posted By mroddis
KTM Twins

This is what I used to oil mine last week...

http://www.ktmtwins.com/uni-filter-service-kit

M.
Forum: Orange Crush 05-29-2014, 06:28 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 853
Posted By mroddis
Welcome from another CDN. If I head into...

Welcome from another CDN.

If I head into the okanagan at all this summer I'll be sure to give you a shout. Nice looking bike - you'll enjoy it I'm sure.

M.
Forum: Orange Crush 05-26-2014, 03:06 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,117
Posted By mroddis
Slow and steady

I'm new at wrenching on these bikes - the biggest thing for me was the unknown. Not knowing if I was doing something rignt and generally lacking in confidence overall.

Year 3 of ownership (06...
Forum: Orange Crush 05-26-2014, 12:33 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 628
Posted By mroddis
Typically it's to eliminate the crossover brake...

Typically it's to eliminate the crossover brake line on the 950s. It's one of my planned updates to the bike once funds are freed up a little....

m.
Forum: Orange Crush 05-25-2014, 11:03 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 461
Posted By mroddis
Just finished

I just did my water pump rebuild.

Silicone grease (that I ended up buying at a plumbing store) is suggested for the seal, not the bearings. The bearings are preoiled and do not need any grease...
Forum: Day Trippin' 05-21-2014, 04:29 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 2,252
Posted By mroddis
Thanks

Thanks for sharing your thoughts and your adventure.

Hwy20 is on my list of rides this year - I've travelled on it numerous times on our way from Vancouver to Winthrop to camp each summer, and...
Forum: Canada 05-20-2014, 09:04 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,491
Posted By mroddis
Lots to do

We're up in Whistler every month, and it's really grown into a year round place. In July, there's so much to do, you'll have a great time.

Pemberton suggestion is a great one - there are some...
Forum: Orange Crush 05-17-2014, 09:11 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 2,025
Posted By mroddis
Hardly

I took some photos comparing both (I got the CJ design kit) and the original one still looked pretty good. There were some faint grooves but it was hard to really feel them with your nail - ever so...
Forum: Orange Crush 05-17-2014, 08:59 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 2,025
Posted By mroddis
Mine too

Mine looked fine after 46,000 kms but I felt like I was on borrowed time. The water pump had never been done so, anticipating some long trips this summer in remote places, I figured it was worth my...
Forum: Orange Crush 05-17-2014, 08:55 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 549
Posted By mroddis
Btw

By the way, my wife was shocked that I could submit a question to a bunch of strangers one night and in the morning have my question answered. I told her they weren't strangers...

Thanks everyone...
Forum: Orange Crush 05-17-2014, 08:53 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 549
Posted By mroddis
Thanks

Thanks everyone - yes it seemed strange to me that only 1 washer was used. ( #7 in the exhaust fiche) Thanks for clarifying Zuber.

I also have an extra sealing ring (I came prepared for this job)...
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