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Forum: Day Trippin' Yesterday, 07:47 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 3,342
Posted By oregonlmd
I wanted to ride a different route out of there,...

I wanted to ride a different route out of there, and found a squiggle on the map that might do the job. I took a left (went North) off the road onto an unimproved 2-track. I went quite a ways down...
Forum: Day Trippin' Yesterday, 07:02 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 3,342
Posted By oregonlmd
Tough to find time to add to the report! I...

Tough to find time to add to the report!

I rode out to Jordan Valley for gas, then went north on 95, eventually going west off 95 to Leslie Gulch.

It was still nice and green in early June...
Forum: Day Trippin' 09-12-2014, 10:05 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 3,342
Posted By oregonlmd
Its been a busy couple months for me, work and...

Its been a busy couple months for me, work and life have just been too much in the way to get back at this. Past time to finish this up.

Next morning I got myself all psyched up for the river...
Forum: Day Trippin' 08-26-2014, 04:08 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 5,321
Posted By oregonlmd
I'm preparing a "new" XR650R for this fall's...

I'm preparing a "new" XR650R for this fall's riding season right now and hopefully will be making a trip through all this stuff again in a couple months.
Anybody wanna go?
Forum: Day Trippin' 08-26-2014, 02:45 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 5,321
Posted By oregonlmd
That is amazing, considering that you've been...

That is amazing, considering that you've been there, done that, for the entire region!

Its no more than 15 minutes away from Plush, almost "on the way" to Hart Mtn from Plush. A worthy side-trip....
Forum: Day Trippin' 08-20-2014, 11:13 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 5,321
Posted By oregonlmd
I don't have tracks, but will provide as much...

I don't have tracks, but will provide as much descriptive detail as you request. Always happy to assist another rider.
Forum: Ride reports 08-08-2014, 01:09 PM
Replies: 108
Views: 12,725
Posted By oregonlmd
Killer!

Killer!
Forum: Ride reports 07-12-2014, 09:06 AM
Replies: 108
Views: 12,725
Posted By oregonlmd
Ready for the next installment:clap

Ready for the next installment:clap
Forum: Day Trippin' 07-09-2014, 09:58 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 3,342
Posted By oregonlmd
I turned east off 95 onto Jackson Creek Rd,...

I turned east off 95 onto Jackson Creek Rd, headed to 5-points, then Warm Spring Canyon Creek.

The road was pretty badly washboarded. I discovered that the 990 doesn't do washboard roads as well...
Forum: Ride reports 07-09-2014, 09:06 PM
Replies: 108
Views: 12,725
Posted By oregonlmd
Swimming in Great Basin ride reports! I love it!...

Swimming in Great Basin ride reports! I love it!
With your ride hitting Idaho and Utah, in addition to Nevada, it ought to be extra special.
Forum: Some Assembly Required 07-09-2014, 08:51 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 3,337
Posted By oregonlmd
First off, I am assuming that a front tire and a...

First off, I am assuming that a front tire and a larger (130/x-18 or 140/x-18) rear tire are about 27" in diameter, meaning a radius of 13.50". Measuring tires on bikes in my garage, the front 21"...
Forum: Some Assembly Required 07-09-2014, 08:24 PM
Replies: 54
Views: 11,862
Posted By oregonlmd
I was talking to Darrell Reed of Suspension By...

I was talking to Darrell Reed of Suspension By Design at the Devil's Head ISDE about all this. I may have not understood what he was telling me. What I *think* I understood was that he said the...
Forum: Some Assembly Required 07-07-2014, 09:53 PM
Replies: 54
Views: 11,862
Posted By oregonlmd
My build has really hit a wall. This thread...

My build has really hit a wall. This thread (http://advrider.com/forums/showthread.php?p=24566318#post24566318) made me think about the problems in a new way.

THE problem is that the sump is so...
Forum: Some Assembly Required 07-07-2014, 09:43 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 3,337
Posted By oregonlmd
XLR8R makes a nice licence plate. But I digress....

XLR8R makes a nice licence plate. But I digress.

I'm pretty glad you posted this up, as its made me think in a new direction for solving the issues on my build.

I need to find an XR600 or...
Forum: Some Assembly Required 07-06-2014, 10:12 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 3,337
Posted By oregonlmd
No biggie. I just spent quite some time...

No biggie.

I just spent quite some time looking at XR600R frames online. If I were to determine that I need to start over with an XR650L frame, its likely I'd find an XR600 frame. It occurred to...
Forum: Some Assembly Required 07-06-2014, 09:01 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 3,337
Posted By oregonlmd
Yeah, that's me. And, I posted this on page one...

Yeah, that's me. And, I posted this on page one of this thread:



Seriously, I think this may be the answer to my problem.
If the 650 engine was stupid-cheap like the 500 engines, I'd use one...
Forum: Ride reports 07-06-2014, 08:46 AM
Replies: 108
Views: 13,107
Posted By oregonlmd
Oh, man. That's how its done! Snow in late...

Oh, man. That's how its done!

Snow in late June. Wow.
Forum: Some Assembly Required 07-05-2014, 09:11 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 3,337
Posted By oregonlmd
I think there may be a lot of potential with...

I think there may be a lot of potential with this.

I am trying to do this (http://advrider.com/forums/showthread.php?t=964016), my RallyTwin copy, or homage to what the Webers did. I have not...
Forum: Day Trippin' 07-02-2014, 08:59 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 3,342
Posted By oregonlmd
I am soooo far behind on this report. I hope I...

I am soooo far behind on this report. I hope I can remember all the details...

After a long lunch at McDermitt, I fueled up and headed west. I needed to burn some time before heading NE toward...
Forum: Day Trippin' 06-29-2014, 03:11 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 3,342
Posted By oregonlmd
Next stop, McDermitt for fuel and lunch. ...

Next stop, McDermitt for fuel and lunch.

Lots of straight road headed west
http://oregonlmd.smugmug.com/Motorcycles/SE-Oregon-Trips/SE-Oregon-June-4-8-2013/i-cCm92X5/0/L/P1000788-L.jpg...
Forum: Day Trippin' 06-29-2014, 03:08 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 3,342
Posted By oregonlmd
After exploring the old rock "cabin" that is...

After exploring the old rock "cabin" that is Cathcart Place, it was time for the final push to 3-points.
Cathcart place is just barely south of the Nevada border, so I knew the next turn would be...
Forum: Thumpers 06-29-2014, 02:50 PM
Replies: 6,346
Views: 1,248,281
Posted By oregonlmd
Looks like Beatys Butte. I'm sure your trip was...

Looks like Beatys Butte. I'm sure your trip was awesome.
Forum: Some Assembly Required 06-27-2014, 08:14 AM
Replies: 54
Views: 11,862
Posted By oregonlmd
This frameworks my priorities for this bike...

This frameworks my priorities for this bike pretty well. I am more concerned with its abilities to handle the conditions you describe, than outright twisty-road performance.

There is no one...
Forum: Some Assembly Required 06-27-2014, 08:09 AM
Replies: 54
Views: 11,862
Posted By oregonlmd
Triples are the stock YZ/WR426 units. I think...

Triples are the stock YZ/WR426 units.
I think the camera angle has skewed the appearance of things.
Forum: Some Assembly Required 06-26-2014, 03:03 PM
Replies: 54
Views: 11,862
Posted By oregonlmd
Hey, Zuber! Stock 12" from the YZ. I'd...

Hey, Zuber!

Stock 12" from the YZ.
I'd prefer the 12", but will settle for 10" if I have to (limiting travel to prevent the skidplate/oilpan intersecting the ground under full compression).
I...
Forum: Some Assembly Required 06-25-2014, 11:05 PM
Replies: 54
Views: 11,862
Posted By oregonlmd
I want every bit of the 6.5 gallons that tank...

I want every bit of the 6.5 gallons that tank carries, though I understand one can only get 6.1 out of it.
Its no dirtbike, just (I hope) a very capable dual-sport.

That tank does look...
Forum: Day Trippin' 06-25-2014, 11:02 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 3,342
Posted By oregonlmd
Nice. That oughta work. Last rode...

Nice. That oughta work.



Last rode that in June 2012, and it was all open. No idea about now.



I'd like to try that route
Forum: Day Trippin' 06-25-2014, 01:20 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 3,342
Posted By oregonlmd
This is where that incident happened. The Great...

This is where that incident happened. The Great Basin is a vast, empty space full of days of interesting variety. I love it, but when facing the possibility of a really long hike for help, views...
Forum: Day Trippin' 06-23-2014, 08:18 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 3,342
Posted By oregonlmd
Campsite in the morning ...

Campsite in the morning
http://oregonlmd.smugmug.com/Motorcycles/SE-Oregon-Trips/SE-Oregon-June-4-8-2013/i-KtNMGj6/0/L/P1000766-L.jpg...
Forum: Day Trippin' 06-22-2014, 10:15 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 3,342
Posted By oregonlmd
No GPS on this trip. Sorry. How did you...

No GPS on this trip. Sorry.
How did you arrange to get them to let you through any part of their land?
Forum: Some Assembly Required 06-22-2014, 10:13 PM
Replies: 54
Views: 11,862
Posted By oregonlmd
I got the rear jig off this evening, allowing me...

I got the rear jig off this evening, allowing me to get the kickstand on it, and finally have it sitting properly.
I set the tank on it, and the rear subframe is kinda just clamped in place.
Since...
Forum: Day Trippin' 06-22-2014, 06:50 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 3,342
Posted By oregonlmd
After a nice rest and meal at Fields, it was time...

After a nice rest and meal at Fields, it was time for the pavement slog to Winnemucca to get a correct sized tube for the rear wheel. 120 miles of ...
Forum: Day Trippin' 06-22-2014, 06:40 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 3,342
Posted By oregonlmd
Over the night I made the decision that it best...

Over the night I made the decision that it best that I work my way toward a real tube for the back tire. I think the two nearest towns with a likelihood of having a motorcycle shop were Bend and...
Forum: Day Trippin' 06-19-2014, 10:29 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 3,342
Posted By oregonlmd
Back to SE Oregon, with a new bike

I got an '07 990 last winter, replacing my XR650R. I've explored a lot of SE Oregon on the XR, and it is really close to my ideal of what a bike needs to be for exploring the Great Basin. But, like...
Forum: Some Assembly Required 06-17-2014, 06:48 AM
Replies: 54
Views: 11,862
Posted By oregonlmd
The way the exhaust runs is what I'll be doing...

The way the exhaust runs is what I'll be doing with my creation.

It would have been so much easier to start with one of those. I'd have been riding it years ago...
Forum: Some Assembly Required 06-16-2014, 11:24 PM
Replies: 54
Views: 11,862
Posted By oregonlmd
I know things have been quiet around here. Stuff...

I know things have been quiet around here. Stuff going on...

Some progress:

Got the front jig off, forks on, wheels on....
Forum: Some Assembly Required 05-23-2014, 01:41 PM
Replies: 54
Views: 11,862
Posted By oregonlmd
I tried to track down a KLE500 frame for a...

I tried to track down a KLE500 frame for a reasonable price, but shipped from overseas, something that big was too expensive.
Forum: Orange Crush 05-23-2014, 01:40 PM
Replies: 90
Views: 5,793
Posted By oregonlmd
A large number of my streetbikes have had...

A large number of my streetbikes have had fairings.
Its not entirely the bodywork that makes it a pain, though it does add to the experience. My gripe is that in the necessary need to package as...
Forum: Orange Crush 05-22-2014, 11:10 PM
Replies: 90
Views: 5,793
Posted By oregonlmd
In closing: I finally got it together this eve...

In closing: I finally got it together this eve and started it up. Fired immediately, then died. Then fired immediately again and ran just fine. Ran it with no throttle input for 15 minutes.
The...
Forum: Orange Crush 05-11-2014, 10:10 PM
Replies: 90
Views: 5,793
Posted By oregonlmd
Holy crap! Lots has been said since Zuber's and...

Holy crap! Lots has been said since Zuber's and my little joke :wink:... I sincerely hope I haven't offended anyone.

Yes, a few of you saw what was really going on before our ruse. In fact, I...
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