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Forum: Pacific Northwet - Where it's green. And wet. 07-15-2014, 07:11 PM
Replies: 12,906
Views: 733,500
Posted By CavScout
Power Roads!

Anyone know where I can get a map with local power line roads? They aren't on most maps, but man they're fun to ride!
Forum: Thumpers 06-13-2014, 12:11 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,891
Posted By CavScout
Thumb Mystery solved!

Finally got ahold of the original owner, and he said that the rear suspension "just seemed to get lower and lower over time," until it just barely stood on its side stand on level ground. So, the...
Forum: Thumpers 06-08-2014, 02:37 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,891
Posted By CavScout
I think I've narrowed it down to this being the...

I think I've narrowed it down to this being the only possible option. Still haven't gotten a hold of the original owner to find out if he changed springs.

Thanks everyone for all of the awesome,...
Forum: Thumpers 06-07-2014, 01:30 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,891
Posted By CavScout
Preload seems to be there as I can make...

Preload seems to be there as I can make adjustments and it is noticeable. The seat has not been altered. The rear swing arm is clearly at a lesser angle than stock.
Forum: Thumpers 06-07-2014, 01:28 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,891
Posted By CavScout
Is that even possible on a bike with only 8,000...

Is that even possible on a bike with only 8,000 miles that never carried any luggage and was ridden by a small dude?
Forum: Thumpers 06-06-2014, 12:25 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,891
Posted By CavScout
Here is where the mystery sets in: - There are...

Here is where the mystery sets in:
- There are no lowering links installed (mine are factory length)
- The front forks are stock height (35 1/4 inches)
- The rear suspension wishbone is...
Forum: Thumpers 06-05-2014, 07:47 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,891
Posted By CavScout
Eek DR650 Suspension Mystery...help!

So I recently entered the DR650 world with a great low-mileage 2006. It's almost perfect, except the dang thing sits about 1.5 inches low. It takes almost nothing to push it over from its side stand...
Forum: Thumpers 05-06-2014, 02:00 PM
Replies: 1,702
Views: 375,686
Posted By CavScout
Are those boxes Happy Trail or a different brand?

Are those boxes Happy Trail or a different brand?
Forum: Thumpers 04-10-2014, 05:33 PM
Replies: 1,702
Views: 375,686
Posted By CavScout
Welcome to DR-dom

Well, I've abandoned the DL650 world and joined the DR650. I was just riding too hard and too far in the boonies for the V-Strom. Here she is before:

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Forum: Pacific Northwet - Where it's green. And wet. 03-08-2014, 09:04 PM
Replies: 12,906
Views: 733,500
Posted By CavScout
Yup, although I've sold the Strom and live in the...

Yup, although I've sold the Strom and live in the hills now! I'd like a fair balance of mileage, farkles, and year for around $3,500. The main issue here is I don't have any weekends right now (or in...
Forum: Pacific Northwet - Where it's green. And wet. 03-08-2014, 06:10 PM
Replies: 12,906
Views: 733,500
Posted By CavScout
DR or XR-L?

Gents, I'm usually a lurker on this forum, but desperation has driven me to post. I'm in the market for a Suzuki DR650 or Honda XR650l -- but can't find any decent ones for sale that don't require a...
Forum: Face plant 02-09-2013, 08:19 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 3,403
Posted By CavScout
I was up ahead of these two inmates, and ripped...

I was up ahead of these two inmates, and ripped through this section about twice as fast. I remember hitting this obstacle and thinking, "Sheesh, I hope nobody goes down on that..." It wasn't a rock;...
Forum: Face plant 02-07-2013, 12:59 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 3,403
Posted By CavScout
Cliff? What cliff?

As I dug through my video of the Washington Backcountry Discovery Route from 2011 to make a larger video, this little gem rose to the surface. This was on the morning of our second day, headed from...
Forum: Beasts 12-07-2012, 12:32 AM
Replies: 9,300
Views: 3,685,440
Posted By CavScout
Custom made by the first owner. Unbelievably...

Custom made by the first owner. Unbelievably burly. Thicker aluminum that any other brand I've ever seen, hard-mounted to the frame in 3 places each side, plus steel bars across the back. I've had 5...
Forum: Pacific Northwet - Where it's green. And wet. 11-30-2012, 11:17 AM
Replies: 9,045
Sticky: PNW Flea Market
Views: 2,307,942
Posted By CavScout
Thanks. I let the posting slide for a few weeks 2...

Thanks. I let the posting slide for a few weeks 2 months ago. Bummer! All the guys I ride with are going XR650 or DR650...which means I've been left behind while they go play on the single tracks....
Forum: Pacific Northwet - Where it's green. And wet. 11-29-2012, 11:40 PM
Replies: 9,045
Sticky: PNW Flea Market
Views: 2,307,942
Posted By CavScout
Question Suzuki V-Strom DL650 for sale

Posted in the big flea market, wanted to put it here too. And ask, is my price crazy? I've been trying to sell this beast for months. If anything it seems underpriced...I'm selling it for far less...
Forum: Pacific Northwet - Where it's green. And wet. 11-06-2012, 11:27 AM
Replies: 275
Views: 86,140
Posted By CavScout
Bearcat Lodge

Maybe this is old news for some of you (I posted this on the Eug/Springfield thread as well), but if you're planning to ride out east next summer, be aware that the Bearcat Lodge in Seneca is no...
Forum: Pacific Northwet - Where it's green. And wet. 11-06-2012, 11:24 AM
Replies: 12,906
Views: 733,500
Posted By CavScout
Bearcat Lodge

Maybe this is old news for some of you, but if you're planning to ride out east next summer, be aware that the Bearcat Lodge in Seneca is no more. According to an 80-year-old grandmother at the gas...
Forum: Ride reports 10-21-2011, 04:02 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,034
Posted By CavScout
Thanks all. Another video should be on the way...

Thanks all. Another video should be on the way soon of the WABDR!
Forum: Ride reports 10-12-2011, 01:09 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,034
Posted By CavScout
6 feet under...

If you liked it, comment! I've found video posts get buried within...oh...10 seconds of being posted. Need a little extra help! :D
Forum: Ride reports 10-12-2011, 11:08 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,034
Posted By CavScout
Motorcycle Spelunking

Yeah, that's right. Motorcycles in a cave. Don't read the ride report, though. Watch it! :clap

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Forum: Beasts 09-26-2011, 09:58 AM
Replies: 9,300
Views: 3,685,440
Posted By CavScout
Sleepy Strom on the WABDR

It had been a long day on the WABDR. It was nice and warm, the road was soft, sun setting...perfect time for a nap.
...
Forum: Pacific Northwet - Where it's green. And wet. 08-13-2011, 11:30 PM
Replies: 2,667
Views: 306,794
Posted By CavScout
Just to be double-extra-sure (since I'm planning...

Just to be double-extra-sure (since I'm planning the trip for 3 other riders...) - no problem making Packwood by 5 or 6 pm even if we don't get out of Cascade Locks until 1 pm? Thanks, just being...
Forum: Pacific Northwet - Where it's green. And wet. 08-10-2011, 01:54 PM
Replies: 2,667
Views: 306,794
Posted By CavScout
Question Thoughts?

Planning to ride S to N starting Sept 1st. We'll have a late start due to work issues, so we won't hit Cascade Locks until about 1 p.m.

So, about how long does the first leg of the ride take? Is...
Forum: Beasts 07-07-2011, 04:03 PM
Replies: 9,300
Views: 3,685,440
Posted By CavScout
Is this bike still in the PNW? Looks like it...I...

Is this bike still in the PNW? Looks like it...I almost bought it (what, 2 years ago now?) but went for one that came with panniers instead. Do you ride many dirt/gravel/where-the-hell-are-we roads?
Forum: Ride reports 06-20-2011, 09:50 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 6,651
Posted By CavScout
So, does anyone have any ideas on how to keep...

So, does anyone have any ideas on how to keep videos at the top of the pile longer than one or two days? I'm finding that the problem with posting videos on this site, instead of photos and a written...
Forum: Beasts 06-20-2011, 09:19 PM
Replies: 9,300
Views: 3,685,440
Posted By CavScout
5 is Company

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Forum: Equipment 06-20-2011, 08:54 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 2,730
Posted By CavScout
Thanks for the information. It seemed pretty odd...

Thanks for the information. It seemed pretty odd to me; the lock looked completely clean even before we hosed it with WD-40. I'll check in with Yann.
Forum: Day Trippin' 06-18-2011, 11:08 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 881
Posted By CavScout
Video of the gravelly, slippery, sketchy water...

Video of the gravelly, slippery, sketchy water crossing. Not one we could just bomb through. The water wasn't that deep, but there was 6-12" of gravel lose gravel to wade through.

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Forum: Equipment 06-18-2011, 10:54 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 2,730
Posted By CavScout
Haven't heard from Yann, the owner of the...

Haven't heard from Yann, the owner of the Rotopax. I'll ask him how R-t-pax's customer service is next time I see him! :D
Forum: Equipment 06-18-2011, 10:52 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 2,730
Posted By CavScout
We had been riding on gravel and dirt roads for 2...

We had been riding on gravel and dirt roads for 2 days. I'm guessing dust is the issue. Pretty lame that they sell a lock that can't get dirty...for an off-road product! :huh Good reason not to use...
Forum: Equipment 06-16-2011, 01:05 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 2,730
Posted By CavScout
Question Video: Rotopax Fail!

Has anyone else ever had this issue with their Rotopax lock? We had to dismantle it from the bottom, and still can't get the lock open. :baldy Any ideas?

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Forum: Pacific Northwet - Where it's green. And wet. 06-13-2011, 10:34 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 610
Posted By CavScout
Thanks, helped a lot. The ranger I spoke with...

Thanks, helped a lot. The ranger I spoke with called me the day before the ride, just like he said he would.

The roads were a lot muddier than we wanted to mess with, and once we were up in the...
Forum: Pacific Northwet - Where it's green. And wet. 06-13-2011, 09:12 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 2,980
Posted By CavScout
Lesson: don't post directions while drinking late...

Lesson: don't post directions while drinking late at night! :freaky Left brain must of have been thinking about the trip I had coming up out to Hart Mountain...
Forum: Pacific Northwet - Where it's green. And wet. 06-06-2011, 04:01 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 2,980
Posted By CavScout
Siuslaw Motorcycle Roads

Here are some of the best roads I've found in my back yard, east of Eugene. (http://maps.google.com/maps/ms?ie=UTF8&hl=en&msa=0&msid=212549245498046472885.00048e07a959c5d09c010&z=10)

Don't get...
Forum: Pacific Northwet - Where it's green. And wet. 06-06-2011, 03:46 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 610
Posted By CavScout
Question Freemont NF: Road Conditions?

Heading through the Freemont NF this weekend on our way to Malheur Cave. Anyone know how high up we might be able to get? The FS rangers I've talked to said there are 12-foot drifts up high, but most...
Forum: Beasts 06-04-2011, 10:41 PM
Replies: 21,755
Views: 4,015,277
Posted By CavScout
800 vs. F800

Not sure if this is the place for this but here you go.

I took a BMW F800 and a Tiger 800 for test rides today, back to back. The 800XC wasn't available, but I have sat on it and looked it over....
Forum: New Zealand 05-09-2011, 08:58 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,233
Posted By CavScout
Thanks for the site - I checked Craigslist, and...

Thanks for the site - I checked Craigslist, and there was hardly anything. Makes sense Kiwis would have their own site to trade on.
Forum: New Zealand 05-09-2011, 08:55 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,233
Posted By CavScout
Sounds good to me, Wanaka is on our list. When do...

Sounds good to me, Wanaka is on our list. When do you think you would be coming through Oregon next year?
Forum: New Zealand 05-02-2011, 02:16 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,233
Posted By CavScout
Need 2 bikes, want to keep arm and leg

I'm told leaving Oregon to visit New Zealand is kind of like just staying home but spending a lot of money to do it (sorry Kiwis, you don't have the monopoly on amazing geography and roads :D). Oh...
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