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Forum: Trip Planning Yesterday, 08:12 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 273
Posted By OrangeYZ
Yeah sure. Use extra straps on the rear side...

Yeah sure.

Use extra straps on the rear side of the bike to deal with hard braking if it happens.
If there's a wall at the front, maybe put the sideways bike in front so that hard braking would...
Forum: Pacific Northwet - Where it's green. And wet. 04-22-2015, 11:53 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 485
Posted By OrangeYZ
Sherman Creek east of Lowell. Goes from Hwy 12...

Sherman Creek east of Lowell. Goes from Hwy 12 up to Road 500.

Smooth and flowy, good warm up trail if you have beginners in the group :evil
...
Forum: Thumpers 04-22-2015, 11:06 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 4,021
Posted By OrangeYZ
The 20k DR650 in the OP and the 80k DR in the...

The 20k DR650 in the OP and the 80k DR in the post before this one could conceivably be the same bike :eek1
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 04-22-2015, 10:53 AM
Replies: 64
Views: 2,625
Posted By OrangeYZ
Did it last year, haven't thought of a new Dream...

Did it last year, haven't thought of a new Dream Trip yet :D

Edit: Going to do the Colorado BDR in September, so I guess that counts as a dream trip.

Probably under snow, and it's not September...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 04-21-2015, 12:12 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,646
Posted By OrangeYZ
If you will be riding in dust a lot, consider...

If you will be riding in dust a lot, consider that the Triumph air filter is a huge pain to get to. I don't know how bad the BMW or Suzuki are, but I doubt they could be any worse.
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 04-21-2015, 10:56 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,036
Posted By OrangeYZ
Not a problem at the speeds I ride on the street...

Not a problem at the speeds I ride on the street :deal
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 04-21-2015, 09:38 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,036
Posted By OrangeYZ
I wheelie in the dirt more. Dirt turns: Lean...

I wheelie in the dirt more.

Dirt turns: Lean the bike, not your body. This is because the tires are constantly sliding in and out of traction, and having your body in a neutral position makes it...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 04-21-2015, 07:29 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 3,698
Posted By OrangeYZ
Don't you know that dropping a bike is a badge of...

Don't you know that dropping a bike is a badge of honor around here, especially if it's on a wide smooth road where a Honda Civic could get through without any trouble.
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 04-21-2015, 07:24 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,721
Posted By OrangeYZ
Bladder handicap. More stops, less miles.

Bladder handicap. More stops, less miles.
Forum: Pacific Northwet - Where it's green. And wet. 04-20-2015, 03:11 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 538
Posted By OrangeYZ
If you want to hit Beartooth/Chief Joseph, and...

If you want to hit Beartooth/Chief Joseph, and Craters of the Moon, then completely avoiding Yellowstone doesn't make a lot of sense.

If you do the BT-CJ highways south to Cody, then going in the...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 04-07-2015, 07:51 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,724
Posted By OrangeYZ
Nope. It's a collection of parts. They all...

Nope.
It's a collection of parts. They all have part numbers and they're all replaceable, though some of them can cause more wallet pain than others, and the idea of replacing all of them at once...
Forum: Pacific Northwet - Where it's green. And wet. 03-31-2015, 09:22 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 675
Posted By OrangeYZ
Clearwater Falls and Watson Falls, both on Hwy...

Clearwater Falls and Watson Falls, both on Hwy 138 near Diamond Lake, OR.

Bit of a ride from Spokane, but if you happen to be in the neighborhood visiting Crater Lake, they're worth checking out...
Forum: Americas 03-25-2015, 09:07 AM
Replies: 41
Views: 2,296
Posted By OrangeYZ
2011 One KLR650, one DR650 8,000 miles there...

2011
One KLR650, one DR650
8,000 miles there and back from Oregon, went to Arctic Ocean and Anchorage.
Three weeks, including staying at a cabin in AK for three or four days.
Both of us ending up...
Forum: Americas 03-24-2015, 02:22 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 745
Posted By OrangeYZ
Somebody on another forum had a similar question,...

Somebody on another forum had a similar question, so I have this map laying around:

http://i194.photobucket.com/albums/z8/brokowsj/Map_zpskvlrbmgo.png

The Bonneville Salt Flats are much closer...
Forum: Thumpers 03-19-2015, 12:40 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,293
Posted By OrangeYZ
Unfortunately you are the only person who has...

Unfortunately you are the only person who has ever expressed interest in such a thing, and it's just not worth it to manufacture them for such a single-buyer market.
Forum: Thumpers 03-13-2015, 11:00 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,010
Posted By OrangeYZ
Have ridden a 525 with the MT21 and the Maxxis...

Have ridden a 525 with the MT21 and the Maxxis Desert IT.
Do recommend the MT21. It's my favorite.
Do not recommend the Maxxis. It works for me on a 300, but something about the 525 makes it...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 03-04-2015, 10:55 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 750
Posted By OrangeYZ
Left side 1: I can use my left hand to mess...

Left side
1: I can use my left hand to mess with it while riding
2: Messing with it is like talking to R2-D2, and I can hear it on the left side under 20mph as opposed to the top where I can't hear...
Forum: Thumpers 03-03-2015, 05:59 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 2,590
Posted By OrangeYZ
A little bit of brake and then I tried to pull...

A little bit of brake and then I tried to pull the bars over the log. Front wheel got over, rear wheel hit. It would have gone perfectly if I was going about 20 mph slower :deal
Forum: Thumpers 03-02-2015, 01:44 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 2,590
Posted By OrangeYZ
How about fourth gear? <iframe...

How about fourth gear?


<iframe src="https://www.youtube.com/embed/QcR0JGgYLD8" allowfullscreen="" frameborder="0" height="315" width="560"></iframe>
Forum: Thumpers 02-28-2015, 02:33 PM
Replies: 69
Views: 4,406
Posted By OrangeYZ
http://i.imgur.com/pHl5m.jpg

http://i.imgur.com/pHl5m.jpg
Forum: Pacific Northwet - Where it's green. And wet. 02-19-2015, 09:13 AM
Replies: 77
Views: 3,786
Posted By OrangeYZ
For shoulder carry I agree. My ribs should only...

For shoulder carry I agree. My ribs should only be touched by the soft, squishy inside of my arm.

But once upon a time (before ATGMOTT for me), I looped out on a gravel road wearing jeans, and...
Forum: Pacific Northwet - Where it's green. And wet. 02-19-2015, 08:20 AM
Replies: 77
Views: 3,786
Posted By OrangeYZ
Yes. But I carry on the beaten path too, so...

Yes.
But I carry on the beaten path too, so take that answer for what it's worth :deal



When people give their answer, things usually go ok. When they tell other people what their opinion...
Forum: Thumpers 02-17-2015, 08:21 AM
Replies: 69
Views: 4,406
Posted By OrangeYZ
A new Timbersled is about 6k. A new dirt bike to...

A new Timbersled is about 6k. A new dirt bike to put it on is about 8k.
Comparing apples to apples, a new snowmobile is about 12-16k.
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 01-26-2015, 07:19 AM
Replies: 44
Views: 5,750
Posted By OrangeYZ
"Oh God this guy from the internet wants to argue...

"Oh God this guy from the internet wants to argue about oil in real life!!! Fuck it I'm out, you deal with him buddy!"
Forum: Pacific Northwet - Where it's green. And wet. 01-21-2015, 10:36 AM
Replies: 145
Views: 13,507
Posted By OrangeYZ
South to North: Tough but doable. Might not be...

South to North: Tough but doable. Might not be ideal if you want to go east to Packwood rather than north to Randle. I'd rather drop off the trail to the east between Jumbo and Sunrise Peaks and go...
Forum: Equipment 01-20-2015, 03:06 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,832
Posted By OrangeYZ
Included: -Things needed to haul two bikes ...

Included:
-Things needed to haul two bikes
-Things needed to be legal

Not included:
-One single pound of anything else

http://i194.photobucket.com/albums/z8/brokowsj/P1010118.jpg
Forum: Thumpers 01-16-2015, 10:19 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 915
Posted By OrangeYZ
I don't know, when riding a 250/300 I never once...

I don't know, when riding a 250/300 I never once said "I need more torque here, I wish I had brought my 525."
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 01-15-2015, 12:19 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,637
Posted By OrangeYZ
I did it once when nobody was around just to see...

I did it once when nobody was around just to see if it was possible.

Once.
Forum: Thumpers 01-13-2015, 07:52 AM
Replies: 160
Views: 9,553
Posted By OrangeYZ
Yeah, the sprocket thing is not a good idea by...

Yeah, the sprocket thing is not a good idea by any measurement in any universe.

Look at a current rear hub: it typically has 6 large bolts and nuts holding the sprocket and 4-6 much smaller bolts...
Forum: Thumpers 01-12-2015, 06:12 PM
Replies: 160
Views: 9,553
Posted By OrangeYZ
Why?

Why?
Forum: Americas 01-10-2015, 07:11 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 2,878
Posted By OrangeYZ
Like everyone else I forget what the budget...

Like everyone else I forget what the budget actually was.
Friend and I spent about $1700 each.
Paid for camping once, did the Arctic Ocean bus tour, he replaced wheel bearings and I replaced brake...
Forum: Americas 01-09-2015, 11:56 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,548
Posted By OrangeYZ
I should maybe take that back since that was the...

I should maybe take that back since that was the car/truck price and we're all talking about motorcycles here.
In 2013 Bryce Canyon and Zion were both $25 entries. Arches was $10. Pretty sure...
Forum: Pacific Northwet - Where it's green. And wet. 01-08-2015, 01:01 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 712
Posted By OrangeYZ
Most likely. The maiden voyage for my snow bike...

Most likely.
The maiden voyage for my snow bike was a little less than an hour of actually being away from the truck, but it felt like a decent trip.
Second ride felt like it was all day, even...
Forum: Thumpers 01-07-2015, 09:10 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 2,377
Posted By OrangeYZ
Somewhere between intermediate and expert 525...

Somewhere between intermediate and expert
525 EXC
Fire roads, desert trail, rocky single track
Usually dry, sometimes wet and muddy
D606 rear, MT21 front. Happy with this combo

On both rear...
Forum: Americas 01-07-2015, 08:50 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,548
Posted By OrangeYZ
Also the geezer pass is good for 50% off camping...

Also the geezer pass is good for 50% off camping fees in National Parks and in National Forest Campgrounds and maybe at BLM Campgrounds and maybe at State Park Campgrounds.
The rest of us pass does...
Forum: British Beasts: Triumph Tigers 01-06-2015, 08:23 AM
Replies: 112
Views: 8,519
Posted By OrangeYZ
This. Why would I want a 530 twin that's 50 lbs...

This. Why would I want a 530 twin that's 50 lbs lighter than a Tiger when I have a 530 single that's 200 lbs lighter?

Or looking at it from the other way, if I start with a 530 single and change...
Forum: Pacific Northwet - Where it's green. And wet. 01-05-2015, 10:45 AM
Replies: 41
Views: 4,221
Posted By OrangeYZ
Yep. Looking at Mt Thielsen and Diamond Lake

Yep. Looking at Mt Thielsen and Diamond Lake
Forum: Pacific Northwet - Where it's green. And wet. 01-03-2015, 06:24 AM
Replies: 41
Views: 4,221
Posted By OrangeYZ
http://i194.photobucket.com/albums/z8/brokowsj/IMG...

http://i194.photobucket.com/albums/z8/brokowsj/IMG_2870_zps4085ea68.jpg
Forum: Thumpers 12-26-2014, 04:53 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 5,068
Posted By OrangeYZ
I have ridden one! Today! Freakin finally,...

I have ridden one! Today! Freakin finally, since I bought it in May and this has been the second winter in a row that came a month or two late.

Compared to a snowmobile: I have no idea. Never...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 12-22-2014, 10:11 AM
Replies: 63
Views: 6,483
Posted By OrangeYZ
Don't buy a bike and you can tell the wife what...

Don't buy a bike and you can tell the wife what she needs to hear:

http://www.american-buddha.com/ateamamerica87a.jpg
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