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Forum: Alaska Yesterday, 10:55 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 682
Posted By skierd
You got lucky! Revzilla says right in their...

You got lucky! Revzilla says right in their shipping policies that tires are only being shipped to the lower48.
Forum: Alaska 04-22-2015, 11:51 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 496
Posted By skierd
Why not change in Whitehorse, ride up the...

Why not change in Whitehorse, ride up the Klondike to Dawson, do the Dempster, then ride over the Taylor to Tok? Just a thought...
Forum: Alaska 04-21-2015, 10:24 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 682
Posted By skierd
SportbikeTrackGear will ship tires for $50,...

SportbikeTrackGear will ship tires for $50, single or pairs, and their pricing is as good as most online shops.

Amazon Prime will give you some free options as well but the selection can be iffy....
Forum: Road warriors 04-20-2015, 10:53 AM
Replies: 93
Views: 8,408
Posted By skierd
Get well soon! Also a thanks is in order,...

Get well soon! Also a thanks is in order, because I didn't realize the prices on the pre-09 bikes had dropped so much and now has me interested. I've been wanting a big bike for a while now.
Forum: Equipment 04-13-2015, 10:06 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 780
Posted By skierd
I've got a pair, and they're great. ...

I've got a pair, and they're great.

First gear used to have a water resistant leather jacket and overpants set up that was reasonably priced, but the name escapes me now. Harley FXRG...
Forum: Alaska 04-13-2015, 09:39 AM
Replies: 58
Views: 2,693
Posted By skierd
I finally ripped the K76 off the back of my...

I finally ripped the K76 off the back of my WR250X, and will just say if you have a bike that runs tubes don't expect to fix a Heidenau on the side of the road. I picked up a bead breaker stand to...
Forum: Alaska 04-13-2015, 09:25 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 3,871
Posted By skierd
I've ridden the ferry twice, once on the way down...

I've ridden the ferry twice, once on the way down in summer with my dad in 1993, and once when I moved up here in 2012. Came up the first weekend in April, so either the bike or the rider was free. ...
Forum: Thumpers 04-13-2015, 09:13 AM
Replies: 48,782
Views: 10,110,006
Posted By skierd
I keep saying I'll get one of the Moose bash...

I keep saying I'll get one of the Moose bash plates if/when I ever kill my flatlands. Been trying for 5 years, and I've bashed it so hard in the rocks back east that I've stalled the damn bike when...
Forum: Thumpers 04-13-2015, 09:10 AM
Replies: 48,782
Views: 10,110,006
Posted By skierd
It was in the 50's and sunny all last week, big...

It was in the 50's and sunny all last week, big plans to go for a nice longish early spring ride on Saturday...

...
Forum: Thumpers 04-11-2015, 09:24 AM
Replies: 48,782
Views: 10,110,006
Posted By skierd
Probably, but maybe not. ...

Probably, but maybe not.

http://www.rickramsey.net/WR250Rmods.htm#skidplate
Forum: Thumpers 04-10-2015, 11:35 PM
Replies: 48,782
Views: 10,110,006
Posted By skierd
You want the X. It'll do everything you want and...

You want the X. It'll do everything you want and need around Ireland, and can easily take you as far as you can dream to go. You've got the mindset for a 250 with you're highway riding comments. You...
Forum: Thumpers 04-08-2015, 06:19 PM
Replies: 48,782
Views: 10,110,006
Posted By skierd
Two separate trips. First was from...

Two separate trips.

First was from Baltimore to Key West to Tulsa, OK and back to Baltimore. 6700-7000 miles, rode both directions. Stock seat with a Alaska Leather sheepskin pad.

...
Forum: Thumpers 04-08-2015, 11:50 AM
Replies: 48,782
Views: 10,110,006
Posted By skierd
First motorcycle was a DRZ400. Second was a...

First motorcycle was a DRZ400. Second was a WR250R. I'm on my second WR250R that's now an X since my first one was stolen. Grand total of about 60,000 miles on the WRR/X....




The DRZ has...
Forum: Thumpers 04-04-2015, 09:49 PM
Replies: 48,782
Views: 10,110,006
Posted By skierd
Winter is slowly coming to an end in the...

Winter is slowly coming to an end in the northlands. I finally got my bike out today!
...
Forum: Thumpers 03-18-2015, 05:02 PM
Replies: 48,782
Views: 10,110,006
Posted By skierd
Except that the IMS tank is better than the stock...

Except that the IMS tank is better than the stock tank in every way. I prefer the IMS over the Safari and yes I've had both.
Forum: Equipment 03-18-2015, 10:07 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 2,990
Posted By skierd
I like to take old film SLR's and more recently...

I like to take old film SLR's and more recently rangefinders with me on motorcycle trips that way when I get done I have to print and I get actual pictures that way, then have it scanned to a cd when...
Forum: Thumpers 03-17-2015, 06:37 PM
Replies: 48,782
Views: 10,110,006
Posted By skierd
Let's see, I've tried... Front's -...

Let's see, I've tried...


Front's
- stock trailwing, great so long as it's dry. Long lasting.
- D606 - worked great at 15psi, probably my most used tire
- IRC VE-39 (non DOT) - easily my...
Forum: Road warriors 03-17-2015, 12:21 PM
Replies: 9,876
Views: 1,667,458
Posted By skierd
Homina homina....

Homina homina....
Forum: Road warriors 03-16-2015, 11:28 AM
Replies: 9,876
Views: 1,667,458
Posted By skierd
Damn demo days, now I need a spare $19k... ...

Damn demo days, now I need a spare $19k...

http://i209.photobucket.com/albums/bb84/skierd007/7277B764-3B0A-4094-B642-1B3DE06894D7.jpg
Forum: Road warriors 03-16-2015, 11:24 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 670
Posted By skierd
Tip: Worry less, ride more. I'm pretty...

Tip: Worry less, ride more.

I'm pretty sure it's fine if it got you home. Dry out/blow out the plug wells if they aren't already dry to prevent a stupid misfire situation but that probably...
Forum: Road warriors 03-16-2015, 10:31 AM
Replies: 1,074
Views: 185,325
Posted By skierd
Happened to be in Tucson this past week, and to...

Happened to be in Tucson this past week, and to my great surprise the Indian Dealer had the demo truck in for test rides all weekend! I was able to take out a Chief and a Scout for a longish test...
Forum: Alaska 03-08-2015, 10:20 AM
Replies: 43
Views: 2,988
Posted By skierd
Went riding yesterday too, enjoying all the fresh...

Went riding yesterday too, enjoying all the fresh snow on Ester Dome.

http://i209.photobucket.com/albums/bb84/skierd007/471EA481-FE8C-4E27-A26F-4B9D304B74AA.jpg...
Forum: Thumpers 03-06-2015, 10:02 AM
Replies: 48,782
Views: 10,110,006
Posted By skierd
Doug you want the IMS 3.1. The weight of an extra...

Doug you want the IMS 3.1. The weight of an extra gallon of gas is offset by the weight savings of the plastic tank over the stock metal, more or less, and no more range anxiety. It sits just like...
Forum: Alaska 02-25-2015, 08:10 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,246
Posted By skierd
AlcanRider - Sent you a PM

AlcanRider - Sent you a PM
Forum: Alaska 02-20-2015, 12:20 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 2,988
Posted By skierd
It's almost to freezing at Fairbanks, put the...

It's almost to freezing at Fairbanks, put the WR250X's battery on a tender and plan to move it out of the backyard and in to the garage at my in-laws for some pre-spring maintenance. Hoping to get...
Forum: Thumpers 02-20-2015, 12:05 PM
Replies: 48,782
Views: 10,110,006
Posted By skierd
TEWSTER - That's a nice little touring setup...

TEWSTER - That's a nice little touring setup you've got there, looks like you've kept the weight reasonable and stored well.


You might find that you end up wanting to sit further back on the...
Forum: Thumpers 02-20-2015, 11:54 AM
Replies: 48,782
Views: 10,110,006
Posted By skierd
re: gearing. A 15T will not fit, period. ...

re: gearing.

A 15T will not fit, period.

A 14t barely clears the case saver, and with a 14T the chain leaves gouges in my Sandman steel case saver. YMMV.

13T fits perfectly of course,...
Forum: Thumpers 02-19-2015, 03:53 PM
Replies: 48,782
Views: 10,110,006
Posted By skierd
Funny thing about the longevity of the WRR, it's...

Funny thing about the longevity of the WRR, it's been cold enough here again this winter than the engine case and covers shrink enough to start leaking coolant and yet I have very small doubts about...
Forum: Road warriors 02-10-2015, 06:19 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 753
Posted By skierd
I had regular Pirelli Sport Demon's, or whatever...

I had regular Pirelli Sport Demon's, or whatever their bias touring tires are called, on my Nighthawk before I sold it (kinda wish I hadn't in hindsight, as it did everything reasonably well except...
Forum: Day Trippin' 01-26-2015, 11:29 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 987
Posted By skierd
Yup pretty much noon on the dot!:D I do love...

Yup pretty much noon on the dot!:D

I do love the silence of the winter woods up here. Just finished building a house in Ester and sometimes I can just get lost standing in awe when I take the dog...
Forum: Alaska 01-25-2015, 10:28 AM
Replies: 41
Views: 1,965
Posted By skierd
Filled the car and snow machines at $2.67 Friday...

Filled the car and snow machines at $2.67 Friday in Ester (Gold Hill).
Forum: Alaska 01-24-2015, 08:52 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,406
Posted By skierd
Pretty good day in Fairbanks, with two skis and a...

Pretty good day in Fairbanks, with two skis and a track anyway

http://i209.photobucket.com/albums/bb84/skierd007/P1240020.jpg
Forum: Day Trippin' 01-24-2015, 08:52 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 987
Posted By skierd
What to do when it's -20? (day trippin' in Alaska)

One of the best things about moving to the woods outside of Fairbanks is we're able to ride the snowmachines from the house to an absolutely massive network of trails right out of my back door. Like...
Forum: Alaska 01-24-2015, 01:24 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 2,016
Posted By skierd
Not in the cards this year but hoping to ride it...

Not in the cards this year but hoping to ride it next year.

Do plan on enjoying the fresh snow tomorrow however!
Forum: Thumpers 01-10-2015, 12:20 PM
Replies: 48,782
Views: 10,110,006
Posted By skierd
It was about 7000 miles one way to Alaska on my...

It was about 7000 miles one way to Alaska on my wr250x, not a bad trip honestly. All of my big rides have been 6000-7000 miles and the little bike does great.
Forum: Road warriors 11-28-2014, 07:10 PM
Replies: 95
Views: 14,443
Posted By skierd
Part of what makes me want to buy the SR400 is...

Part of what makes me want to buy the SR400 is the very likelihood that it'll be discontinued in a few years. Much like the W650, I don't see it sticking around the States for very many years, so...
Forum: Alaska 11-28-2014, 06:35 PM
Replies: 165
Views: 13,860
Posted By skierd
You must be a blast at parties. Khuddy commented...

You must be a blast at parties. Khuddy commented he would like to know what dealers say to each other about awful customers. I said it's probably a lot like how servers and bartenders talk about...
Forum: Thumpers 11-28-2014, 05:29 PM
Replies: 48,782
Views: 10,110,006
Posted By skierd
I know it's possible, but I've never heard of...

I know it's possible, but I've never heard of anyone breaking a fuel injector, on this or any other bike or car for that matter. Hell the fuel pump problem is rare enough that I wouldn't take one...
Forum: Alaska 11-27-2014, 12:43 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,659
Posted By skierd
I use hot grips on my bike. Like them a lot, very...

I use hot grips on my bike. Like them a lot, very warm and no complaints.
Forum: Road warriors 11-26-2014, 02:34 PM
Replies: 95
Views: 14,443
Posted By skierd
Interesting, at half the age of the OP I'm...

Interesting, at half the age of the OP I'm finding myself considering the same two motorcycles with the same basic riding requirements, except for emphasis on the N in PNW. :lol3 And fewer miles...
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