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Forum: Equipment 01-13-2015, 08:59 PM
Replies: 118
Views: 17,100
Posted By Concow Mower
White Helmets forever

+ one. Wife usually rides trail and says when all else goes bad, she can see my White Helmet. That's good enough for me. Besides, they're Cooler!
Cheers
Dave
Forum: Pacific Northwet - Where it's green. And wet. 01-12-2015, 08:10 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,175
Posted By Concow Mower
What I learned building a Steel Building

What Broke Now, back in late 1998 when we purchased the kit I think I remember???? Wow, what a memory! I call Senior Moment! Wife seems to think it was around $10K???? It was a 40X60 MidWest...
Forum: Pacific Northwet - Where it's green. And wet. 01-12-2015, 12:02 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,175
Posted By Concow Mower
We went with a Steel Building

We went with a build it yourself 40X60 steel building. Darn it was fun, NOT!
Understand, what ever size you make it you will most likely eventually fill it up. With that in mind, 20X20 is pretty...
Forum: Day Trippin' 01-11-2015, 01:29 PM
Replies: 191
Views: 37,070
Posted By Concow Mower
Vancouver Island BC is Great

Tropic of Canada, when for a short ride back in the day on my BMW R75/5. I haven't owned that ride for a very long time but I see "The Island" is still a beautiful place.
Images from back in the...
Forum: Equipment 01-04-2015, 12:32 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,168
Posted By Concow Mower
Always a way forward

phme910, take a look at the thread on Harbor Freight Trailers. I believe it's on page #2 of this (Equipment) thread. One of the guys put a large plywood cover over a trailer for the "enclosed"...
Forum: Thumpers 12-25-2014, 12:42 PM
Replies: 2,503
Views: 408,388
Posted By Concow Mower
Happy Holidays to All

Hope all you XT250 Thunper drivers have a Happy Holiday and a prosperous New Years!
If Santa wasn't good to you then be good to yourself! :D
Cheers
Dave, Dot & KC Puppy
Forum: Pacific Northwet - Where it's green. And wet. 12-17-2014, 01:01 PM
Replies: 188
Views: 10,449
Posted By Concow Mower
Can't leave the hound out

Yes Ladybug, KC Puppy is "IN" too! :D She will remember to pack her rain gear, just in case.
Cheers
Dave, Dot & KC Puppy...
Forum: Pacific Northwet - Where it's green. And wet. 12-15-2014, 08:41 PM
Replies: 188
Views: 10,449
Posted By Concow Mower
We are IN!

Hi Ladybug. Had so much fun last year that we just have to come back up and hopefully bring some of our great Calif weather for the 2015 get together. Maybe this year we can get a ride on the tram...
Forum: Equipment 11-30-2014, 04:32 PM
Replies: 133
Views: 10,267
Posted By Concow Mower
"On Bike" CCW

I use a small Lowepro camera case, (~6"X6"X5") stuffed to capacity with a Kahr PM9 + CTC laser, and a small LED flashlight, whistle & knife plus 3 extra mags of Speer GD 124gr +P "SB". It always...
Forum: Equipment 10-16-2014, 11:04 AM
Replies: 570
Views: 198,651
Posted By Concow Mower
HF Trailer Revisit

As before, Thanks all! Since we have had a bit of rain I am getting close to doing the final mods to the 4X8 HD Harbor Freight trailer. It's not a folder but I take your point about tilting! Good...
Forum: Equipment 08-31-2014, 02:40 PM
Replies: 570
Views: 198,651
Posted By Concow Mower
Credit for front Tongue Jack mount

Woops! :eek1 Looks like "kenstone" was the inmate I got the front Tongue Jack mount idea from. :lol3 Thanks Ken! :clap
DCM
Forum: Equipment 08-31-2014, 02:35 PM
Replies: 570
Views: 198,651
Posted By Concow Mower
Final Usage & Configuration

Finally got around to installing the extra steel, tongue jack and finally the load. It was a "process", for sure.

The trailer with the tongue jack (thanks Von baden)...
Forum: Equipment 08-22-2014, 11:37 AM
Replies: 570
Views: 198,651
Posted By Concow Mower
HF 4X8 Build

Wifey told me she wanted to use her Kubota RTV900 so the ball got rolling on what to use to carry our Slide In Unit (wildfire control) with the 125 gallon tank and Honda Hi-pressure pump. Here is a...
Forum: Thumpers 08-12-2014, 09:52 PM
Replies: 103,617
Views: 20,460,258
Posted By Concow Mower
Antisieze compound on threads?

May be a bad idea but you might consider adding some antisieze coupound to the threads before you reinstall that exhaust heat shield bolt. It will greatly aid in removal at a later date. But wait!...
Forum: Pics, pics, pics... 07-27-2014, 07:52 PM
Replies: 4,827
Views: 1,789,070
Posted By Concow Mower
Art? Well maybe not

One of my best. :D My 1973 R75/5 (big tank) selective focus in the background.
http://concowmower.smugmug.com/Old-Images/i-C3Prx89/0/L/A%20little%20Art%2C%201976-L.jpg
Cheers
Dave
Forum: Equipment 07-25-2014, 07:31 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 3,144
Posted By Concow Mower
Product is OK, Customer Service, not so much!

If you all care to look on the "Where is your XT250" Thread you will find a littney of comments, complaints and observations on this topic. As I said in one of my Rants, I really don't like to bad...
Forum: Pics, pics, pics... 07-22-2014, 09:48 PM
Replies: 216
Views: 60,488
Posted By Concow Mower
Helmets

You want helmets? We got helmets! :D But it's the face shields that make them special! :lol3
http://concowmower.smugmug.com/Old-Images/i-fjkNPmX/0/M/Five%20Friends%20going%20camping-M.jpg
...
Forum: Pacific Northwet - Where it's green. And wet. 07-09-2014, 06:41 PM
Replies: 1,333
Views: 97,021
Posted By Concow Mower
nice Dual Tandem Mower

DiggerD, thanks for the images. I sorta figured out what you were describing but the images are golden. We got the Green machine to keep the lawn mowing hours from piling up on the Blue Machine,...
Forum: Pics, pics, pics... 07-07-2014, 06:47 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 735
Posted By Concow Mower
My 2008 R1200RT still in the crate back in 2008

http://concowmower.smugmug.com/Old-Images/i-2Fs9Dgf/0/M/New%20RT%20LR-1-M.jpg
Forum: Pacific Northwet - Where it's green. And wet. 07-05-2014, 05:15 PM
Replies: 1,333
Views: 97,021
Posted By Concow Mower
Sunshine & Mowing the yards

Ladybug, thanks for the kind words. We intend on being there in 2015 and bringing with us all the CAL sunshine we have room for.

The "Concow Mowers" doing what they do best? Oh I hope not!...
Forum: Pacific Northwet - Where it's green. And wet. 07-04-2014, 11:08 AM
Replies: 1,333
Views: 97,021
Posted By Concow Mower
Images?

Gramp-Z, we were next door to you on the XT250's but only got a couple of images of questionable value? Thanks for assisting the R1200GS guy! :D
Cheers
Dave, Dot & KC Puppy
...
Forum: Ride reports 07-03-2014, 05:59 PM
Replies: 170
Views: 36,901
Posted By Concow Mower
Plus One

YES, +1, What Animal Instinct said!
Cheers
Dave, Dot & KC Puppy
Forum: Thumpers 07-01-2014, 11:37 AM
Replies: 2,503
Views: 408,388
Posted By Concow Mower
Gas in Oil

Tommyvdv, in the olden days of aviation, when radial engine ruled, there was a system to accomplish "oil dilution". So, if you knew in advance, you would be starting your big round P&W R-985 in 00...
Forum: Pacific Northwet - Where it's green. And wet. 07-01-2014, 11:02 AM
Replies: 1,333
Views: 97,021
Posted By Concow Mower
LB's Pics

I see LB's pic's OK all the way from down here in NorCal. :D

Cheers
Dave, Dot & KC Puppy
Forum: Equipment 06-30-2014, 05:09 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 724
Posted By Concow Mower
Tank Pack for a dog

Cellige, suggest you look on the ADV "Pics, pics, pics" location and search out the "Dogs on motorcycles" thread. It currently stands at 25 pages, and includes a ton of info on all types of rigs...
Forum: Thumpers 06-30-2014, 04:58 PM
Replies: 2,503
Views: 408,388
Posted By Concow Mower
HT Install

So Zontar, how is the install going? Glad you finally got your racks. etc.
I found that removing the muffler heat guard (4 screws + washers) made it easier to tighten up the fasteners on the right...
Forum: Equipment 06-30-2014, 12:57 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 2,254
Posted By Concow Mower
Mounting a motorcycle on the back of a tow behind trailer

Yo Survivalist, the most important thing you want to remember is that when it's all packed up and ready to roll, your "tow behind" trailer rig (no matter what configuration) better have ~ =>10%...
Forum: Equipment 06-30-2014, 02:33 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 724
Posted By Concow Mower
Tank Pack Bag for small dog

Cellige, Wifey tried to stuff our 18 lb Cav Spaniel into a doggie tank pack bag. Dog was unhappy from the start and it never got past the initial trial stage. Here are a couple of images. Brand...
Forum: Pics, pics, pics... 06-29-2014, 06:11 PM
Replies: 4,139
Views: 1,017,046
Posted By Concow Mower
Thanks Ladybug!

Hey, thanks so much Ladybug. We didn't even suspect thal lodge might be open. We really enjoyed our time at the Jamboree and plan on being there next year. Thanks for all your work and...
Forum: Thumpers 06-29-2014, 02:22 PM
Replies: 2,503
Views: 408,388
Posted By Concow Mower
Right machine for the task

Fraydenz, you done good! Thanks for the report and images. I agree with your assessment. Trail riding (the rough slippery stuff) is much more fun on a small light weight machine like our mighty...
Forum: Ride reports 06-28-2014, 08:33 PM
Replies: 170
Views: 36,901
Posted By Concow Mower
Potential wiring situation?? Sorry to hear!

Cloudsplitter, Major Ouch! :eek1 :huh Guess that's a point to consider when preping for a trip with an XT250. Never read anything about your situation on the XT250 thread. As a temporary repair,...
Forum: Ride reports 06-27-2014, 10:48 PM
Replies: 170
Views: 36,901
Posted By Concow Mower
So this is where you've been hanging out

Yo Cloudsplitter, we have not seen hide nor hair of you on the XT250 forum since early June. Guess you have been a might busy. Seriously, great RR, and keep up the good work. Mrs. Mower and I had...
Forum: Thumpers 06-27-2014, 04:30 PM
Replies: 2,503
Views: 408,388
Posted By Concow Mower
Very Happy with our XT250's performance

Back from our Oregon trip and our XT250's performed just fine. Took them up as high as 6K feet and they both started up with a quick press of the starter button. Gota love the FI. Our riding...
Forum: Pics, pics, pics... 06-27-2014, 11:15 AM
Replies: 4,139
Views: 1,017,046
Posted By Concow Mower
Old Lodge @ Lake Wallowa Or.

Beautiful old lodge at the south end of Wallowa Lake near the Tram. Sure hope someone invests a couple of mil and reopens it!...
Forum: Pics, pics, pics... 06-26-2014, 11:36 PM
Replies: 4,284
Views: 614,872
Posted By Concow Mower
New Bridge

Somewhere south of Troy but north of Wallowa OR. Nice new bridge! :D
http://concowmower.smugmug.com/XT250/i-gWrZz2Z/0/L/New%20Bridge%20Over%20a%20CreekCropped-L.jpg
Cheers
Dave
Forum: Pacific Northwet - Where it's green. And wet. 06-26-2014, 11:09 PM
Replies: 1,333
Views: 97,021
Posted By Concow Mower
Ride to Harl Point

Myself & Mrs. Mower went with Glassman64 and Squirrel66 for a nice intro ride up to Harl Butte. Here are some images, enjoy. :D...
Forum: Pacific Northwet - Where it's green. And wet. 06-26-2014, 10:40 PM
Replies: 1,333
Views: 97,021
Posted By Concow Mower
We had a great time!

Some images of our exploits at Wallowa.
http://concowmower.smugmug.com/XT250/i-77CmGp2/0/L/Dot%20in%20front%20of%20Old%2C%20Old%20Lodge%20at%20Lake%20Wallowa%2C%20OR.-L.jpg...
Forum: Pics, pics, pics... 06-26-2014, 10:34 PM
Replies: 87
Views: 15,746
Posted By Concow Mower
Skidder Ready for any weather

Cat Logging Skidder with snow chains. Darn they are BIG! :D

http://concowmower.smugmug.com/XT250/i-j6SRzZW/0/L/Checking%20out%20the%20Skidder-L.jpg
Forum: Pics, pics, pics... 06-26-2014, 10:18 PM
Replies: 411
Views: 108,584
Posted By Concow Mower
Whered it GOOOO???

We spent a last weekend at Wallowa OR and had a great time. Wifey & I took a ride up state route 3 and then down to a little wide spot in the road (Troy) for lunch. :D...
Forum: Pacific Northwet - Where it's green. And wet. 06-13-2014, 12:08 AM
Replies: 1,333
Views: 97,021
Posted By Concow Mower
Meal Poll Voting for Two?

Yo LadyBug, I voted for the Meal Poll thing but could only vote for one (1). FYI Mrs. Mower (aka Wifey) intends to be there too, but didn't know how to handle that situation. :eek1...
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