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Forum: Day Trippin' 05-02-2012, 03:55 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,794
Posted By Owyhee
I didn't think that much of the Boise Front was...

I didn't think that much of the Boise Front was open yet. Did you see how much snow was left on the eastern side of the mountain?

I need to head up there after work next week.

Thanks!
...
Forum: Pacific Northwet - Where it's green. And wet. 02-03-2012, 01:04 PM
Replies: 8,500
Views: 752,020
Posted By Owyhee
RIP Steve Appleton. :cry He seemed like a...

RIP Steve Appleton. :cry

He seemed like a cool CEO, racing the Baja 1000, flying his own jet fighter, etc. Things I'd imagine doing if I had his money/power.

-Owyhee
Forum: Pacific Northwet - Where it's green. And wet. 01-15-2012, 12:50 PM
Replies: 8,500
Views: 752,020
Posted By Owyhee
Went on a quick ride to the Wickahoney Stage Stop...

Went on a quick ride to the Wickahoney Stage Stop on Friday. The weather in Boise was smoggy and cold, the weather in Grasmere was about 45 and sunny. Perfect weather.

Tory (KLR650) and I took...
Forum: Pacific Northwet - Where it's green. And wet. 01-10-2012, 07:59 PM
Replies: 8,500
Views: 752,020
Posted By Owyhee
Not much action in the thread lately... My...

Not much action in the thread lately...

My time as a unemployed individual is coming to an end next month and I'd like to get in a ride or three before employment strikes.

I'm riding Tuesday...
Forum: Some Assembly Required 01-03-2012, 07:12 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 20,211
Posted By Owyhee
I haven't done jack with the bikes since summer...

I haven't done jack with the bikes since summer of last year. Been away since then and prepping to buy a business later this month, pregnant wife, etc. You know, life gets in the way of fun...

The...
Forum: Some Assembly Required 01-03-2012, 06:50 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 20,211
Posted By Owyhee
Hi Charlie! :wave Love your builds. ...

Hi Charlie! :wave

Love your builds.

-Owyhee
Forum: Thumpers 12-31-2011, 03:38 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 3,128
Posted By Owyhee
I have a set of 1996 CR125/250 forks on my 1999...

I have a set of 1996 CR125/250 forks on my 1999 XR600. The stock forks on the 1999 are quite a bit better than the 1980s damper rod forks and the CR forks are much better than the stock forks when...
Forum: Thumpers 12-31-2011, 07:35 AM
Replies: 10,561
Views: 1,423,285
Posted By Owyhee
I have a set of 1996 CR125/250 forks on my XR....

I have a set of 1996 CR125/250 forks on my XR. I'm 150lbs and the springs are just right. You'll have to respring for sure. Adapting the CR125/250 stem to fit the XR is a lot of work/money compared...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 12-14-2011, 06:40 PM
Replies: 794
Views: 187,992
Posted By Owyhee
I was riding my Idaho-plated Transalp around in...

I was riding my Idaho-plated Transalp around in the country in the summer of 1998 beginning in northern Idaho.

In Louisiana I stopped to get gas off an interstate somewhere in the middle of the...
Forum: Thumpers 12-10-2011, 09:07 PM
Replies: 10,561
Views: 1,423,285
Posted By Owyhee
Do you have a pair of flatslides on that dual...

Do you have a pair of flatslides on that dual carb XL?

-Owyhee
Forum: Thumpers 12-10-2011, 09:07 AM
Replies: 10,561
Views: 1,423,285
Posted By Owyhee
If I can chime in with a for a second, one of the...

If I can chime in with a for a second, one of the best mods I've done was to eliminate the "T" junction in the crankcase breather and replace it with a straight tube going up capped with a large...
Forum: Thumpers 11-26-2011, 09:56 AM
Replies: 10,561
Views: 1,423,285
Posted By Owyhee
That's one clean old XR! -Owyhee

That's one clean old XR!

-Owyhee
Forum: Thumpers 11-26-2011, 09:55 AM
Replies: 10,561
Views: 1,423,285
Posted By Owyhee
It's perfectly fine to bump start the bike using...

It's perfectly fine to bump start the bike using the decompression lever. It's my preferred method of starting when I'm lazy and as long as I park on the top of a hill. On my last ride the right...
Forum: Thumpers 11-26-2011, 08:44 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 2,473
Posted By Owyhee
I'm an XR guy through and through, but if I had...

I'm an XR guy through and through, but if I had to pick a 50%/50% bike it would be the DR. While the XR may be a better off road bike the DR's pavement abilities are far superior. Both bikes have...
Forum: Thumpers 11-16-2011, 09:19 PM
Replies: 10,561
Views: 1,423,285
Posted By Owyhee
I've found that too low of gearing wears me out...

I've found that too low of gearing wears me out on my 600. The stock 14/48 works well for trail riding with 14/42 good for ATV trails. I ride at 2,500-8,000ft.

I use an OEM 14 tooth stocker and a...
Forum: Thumpers 11-14-2011, 06:42 AM
Replies: 10,561
Views: 1,423,285
Posted By Owyhee
Thanks for the direct answer. This week I'm going...

Thanks for the direct answer. This week I'm going to give Megacycle and Webcam and call and see what they recommend grind wise for my application.



Actually, yes, and it was that thread and the...
Forum: Thumpers 11-13-2011, 02:18 PM
Replies: 10,561
Views: 1,423,285
Posted By Owyhee
That's pretty much what I've gathered too, stock...

That's pretty much what I've gathered too, stock is best, but I've painted myself in a corner with the rest of the aftermarket parts. The stock cam with a high compression piston is supposed to build...
Forum: Thumpers 11-13-2011, 09:48 AM
Replies: 10,561
Views: 1,423,285
Posted By Owyhee
Hotcams vs. HD valve springs

Cam question:

I'm in year three of my XR628 build with progress slowed by being out of the country for two of those years, a pregnant wife, and a lack of willingness to spend lots of money on the...
Forum: Pacific Northwet - Where it's green. And wet. 10-22-2011, 07:50 AM
Replies: 8,500
Views: 752,020
Posted By Owyhee
I'm going on another weekday ride, this time on...

I'm going on another weekday ride, this time on Monday to Silver City. We'll be riding from the Silver City Road/Murphy Stage Road intersection and going the longer way on the trails to Silver City....
Forum: Pacific Northwet - Where it's green. And wet. 10-16-2011, 08:00 AM
Replies: 8,500
Views: 752,020
Posted By Owyhee
Monday Ride

Come out for a ride tomorrow at Blacks Creek. We're leaving Boise around 8 and plan on riding the ATV trails till about 2:30. If anyone is interested shoot me a PM.

Owyhee
Forum: Pacific Northwet - Where it's green. And wet. 10-11-2011, 02:25 PM
Replies: 8,743
Sticky: PNW Flea Market
Views: 2,199,868
Posted By Owyhee
Greeves stuff

I'm looking for parts bikes and parts for 1967-1969 Challenger 250s that someone has sitting around in a dusty corner of their garage. My Challenger is a 1967 and needs the following:

1) Working...
Forum: Pacific Northwet - Where it's green. And wet. 10-09-2011, 05:40 PM
Replies: 8,500
Views: 752,020
Posted By Owyhee
It's been a while since I've posted and have been...

It's been a while since I've posted and have been away from my bike for more than a year (save for a Silver City ride last week) and am itching to get out a ride.

I'm dirt road only for the time...
Forum: Racing 01-07-2011, 07:49 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 3,007
Posted By Owyhee
Good form. Glad you're okay and welcome to ADV. ...

Good form. Glad you're okay and welcome to ADV.

-Owyhee
Forum: Old's Cool 11-17-2010, 01:22 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 6,363
Posted By Owyhee
Sadly, I'm geographically separated from my bikes...

Sadly, I'm geographically separated from my bikes for the next year or so, but the Greeves got a little love this summer when I scored a clutch removal tool on eBay and got most of the bolts loose on...
Forum: Thumpers 11-01-2010, 10:28 AM
Replies: 67
Views: 4,800
Posted By Owyhee
:clap "O"

:clap

"O"
Forum: Thumpers 10-30-2010, 04:12 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 11,422
Posted By Owyhee
That's a cool a little bike. It reminds me of the...

That's a cool a little bike. It reminds me of the NX250. R$ 12,900 is about $7,500 USD.

"O"
Forum: Thumpers 10-30-2010, 01:46 PM
Replies: 67
Views: 4,800
Posted By Owyhee
Eight: 1984 XR100 (My second bike) 1984...

Eight:

1984 XR100 (My second bike)
1984 XR100 (Many years later as a gift to a girlfriend)
1984 XR350R (Owned for 7 trouble-free years)
1990 XL600V (Not really an XR or XL)
2002 XR200R...
Forum: Old's Cool 10-16-2010, 10:53 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 2,202
Posted By Owyhee
From "Greg": Hi again, Please let me know...

From "Greg":

Hi again, Please let me know your cell phone # or a phone where you can be reached and will notify PayPal to get in contact with you to explain the whole process of this transaction...
Forum: Old's Cool 10-15-2010, 09:57 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 2,202
Posted By Owyhee
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Forum: Old's Cool 10-15-2010, 05:23 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 2,202
Posted By Owyhee
Greg writes back about his Z1 Muffler bearings: ...

Greg writes back about his Z1 Muffler bearings:



Billy,
I will write down the answers at your questions. Right next to your questions.

On Thu, Oct 14, 2010 at 11:41 AM, Billy Bricktop ...
Forum: Old's Cool 10-14-2010, 09:40 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 2,202
Posted By Owyhee
Yup. Scam. I wrote him and got this reply: ...

Yup. Scam. I wrote him and got this reply:

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to me ...
Forum: Old's Cool 10-04-2010, 11:31 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 3,815
Posted By Owyhee
No. Sadly, I quit my job in April leaving me with...

No. Sadly, I quit my job in April leaving me with precious little money for bike fixin'. Right before I quit my job I found a guy down the street who was the local Greeves dealer from 1967-1972 who...
Forum: Old's Cool 10-04-2010, 11:26 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 3,815
Posted By Owyhee
I'm not the go-to guy as far as Greeves colors...

I'm not the go-to guy as far as Greeves colors go, but mine is "Greeves Blue" which is sort of a bright Navy blue. Mine is faded to a nice chalky pastel. The first dirt bike I rode was a 1967 Anglian...
Forum: Thumpers 10-01-2010, 09:41 AM
Replies: 43
Views: 5,213
Posted By Owyhee
I'm a little late to join the party, but have...

I'm a little late to join the party, but have experience in adding 1995 CR500 forks, 1996 CR250 forks, and a 1986 shock to post-1991 XR600s (same bearing and stem as your XL).

First, the shock....
Forum: Old's Cool 09-29-2010, 06:05 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 3,815
Posted By Owyhee
:clap Greeves! That's one well done paint...

:clap Greeves!

That's one well done paint job, much better than my faded original paint '67 Challenger.

Ride it!

"O"
Forum: Thumpers 09-15-2010, 09:53 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,569
Posted By Owyhee
I have two XR600s and have done a bit of riding...

I have two XR600s and have done a bit of riding down around the Pauite Trail in your neck of the woods and ride with a bunch of guys with XR650Rs.

The 650R is the superior bike, stock vs. stock....
Forum: Ride reports 08-21-2010, 12:18 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 3,548
Posted By Owyhee
It's pictures like these that makes ADV such a...

It's pictures like these that makes ADV such a great place.

Thanks for the great ride report!

"O"
Forum: Thumpers 08-13-2010, 07:20 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 2,746
Posted By Owyhee
I got lucky and picked up a ported big fin XR600...

I got lucky and picked up a ported big fin XR600 head off eBay for $175 a few years ago. It also came with heavy valve springs and Ti keepers.
...
Forum: Thumpers 08-02-2010, 04:21 PM
Replies: 10,561
Views: 1,423,285
Posted By Owyhee
I have one on my spare muffler but it's buried at...

I have one on my spare muffler but it's buried at the bottom of my parts pile inside an old bathroom cabinet behind four bikes sitting on buckets for storage.

From what I remember, the inside of...
Forum: Thumpers 07-18-2010, 05:55 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 9,744
Posted By Owyhee
The CR500/XR600/XR200 started out as a fork swap...

The CR500/XR600/XR200 started out as a fork swap donor for my running XR600 a few years ago (2006?). After robbing the fork I was left with a street titled frame and rear suspension sitting in the...
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