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Forum: The Rockies It's all downhill from here... 09-13-2014, 10:36 AM
Replies: 1,299
Views: 90,789
Posted By Siorc
Not feeling great so I decided not to push it by...

Not feeling great so I decided not to push it by camping in the cold.
Mind if I tag along tomorrow? Will need details on where / when.
Forum: The Rockies It's all downhill from here... 09-10-2014, 12:05 PM
Replies: 1,299
Views: 90,789
Posted By Siorc
Weekend plans

Hi, I'm James, Missoula, 05 Wee. Planning a trip to flip over to 35k this weekend. Hope to leave late afternoon, Friday evening to somewhere in the woods off FS250 Black Canyon, South of Superior,...
Forum: Old's Cool 05-21-2008, 09:39 PM
Replies: 242
Views: 69,049
Posted By Siorc
Great write up and great bike! Hey, when are...

Great write up and great bike!
Hey, when are you planning on going to Hell's Canyon? I'm planning to pass through there the first week of June. . . .
Forum: Equipment 03-04-2008, 04:21 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 7,662
Posted By Siorc
Hey, I already did that, and it works great! The...

Hey, I already did that, and it works great! The cross-over is actually just fine on my Strom; only modification was to add some leather on the exhaust side as a heat shield. :deal
Forum: Equipment 11-24-2007, 04:47 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 2,622
Posted By Siorc
This thread led me to browsing, and I found...

This thread led me to browsing, and I found "Nashua 386 Silicone Sealing Tape" for about 1/2 the price. It appears to have the same specifications; 300% stretch, -60 to +500 degrees, 700 psi, 8,000...
Forum: Equipment 11-24-2007, 01:06 PM
Replies: 411
Views: 81,481
Posted By Siorc
For motorcycle-specific wear, I've been very...

For motorcycle-specific wear, I've been very happy with FirstGear. Not everything they make comes in tall sizes, but then I only need one shell/cold-weather jacket and pants, and one mesh jacket....
Forum: Equipment 11-24-2007, 01:01 PM
Replies: 411
Views: 81,481
Posted By Siorc
I usually have good luck with these: ...

I usually have good luck with these:

http://www.cabelas.com/

http://www.llbean.com/

http://www.landsend.com/
Forum: Equipment 11-12-2007, 09:09 PM
Replies: 52
Views: 3,455
Posted By Siorc
FirstGear

I've gone with FirstGear beacuse they make tall sizes in both jackets and pants. I've got about 20,000 miles on my Kilmanjaro jacket, and probably 15,000 on the pants. Just got a meshTex jacket this...
Forum: Equipment 11-12-2007, 08:54 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 4,980
Posted By Siorc
I did exactly that!

Mine is very similar to your sample pic above:
143705

The bungee is not structural - it's just a backup for the latches. When parking, I lock it with a couple small padlocks. Not super secure,...
Forum: Pacific Northwet - Where it's green. And wet. 07-20-2007, 12:53 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 632
Posted By Siorc
I'm planning on going over Magruder with a friend...

I'm planning on going over Magruder with a friend tomorrow and camping near Elk City. I just called the West Fork Ranger Station in the Bitterroot NF, and they report that there are no fires...
Forum: Equipment 07-19-2007, 11:00 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 2,314
Posted By Siorc
bump. . . anyone?

bump. . . anyone?
Forum: Pacific Northwet - Where it's green. And wet. 07-11-2007, 12:20 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,575
Posted By Siorc
Dl650

I bought my DL650 with nearly the exact goals you have. I had a 35 mile commute from Florence to Hamilton, MT, but also wanted to be able to explore FS roads and take solo road trips. I don't have...
Forum: Equipment 05-29-2007, 09:14 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 2,314
Posted By Siorc
Ocelot SX3 boot $69.99 - any good?

I saw an ad in this month's AMA magazine for Ocelot SX3 boots for $69.99. They look decent. . . perhaps too good to be true? :dunno
Does anybody know anything about these boots?
Are any of you...
Forum: Pacific Northwet - Where it's green. And wet. 04-26-2007, 12:04 PM
Replies: 561
Views: 27,537
Posted By Siorc
Don't forget a couple flashlights, or better yet...

Don't forget a couple flashlights, or better yet a headlamp, which is an item I also keep on the bike at all times.

Man, this is sounding like a great trip; wish I could be there. Maybe after a...
Forum: Pacific Northwet - Where it's green. And wet. 04-25-2007, 12:43 PM
Replies: 561
Views: 27,537
Posted By Siorc
Now this is an important point. I haven't...

Now this is an important point. I haven't actually tried hauling beer, as I can usually find it where I'm going, and I've been concerned about excessive shaking of the brew. But I'll admit I'm a...
Forum: Pacific Northwet - Where it's green. And wet. 04-24-2007, 02:58 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,971
Posted By Siorc
:evil I plan to be one of them. It's about a...

:evil I plan to be one of them.
It's about a day's ride from home for me, and no I wouldn't have known about it but for this thread! But I promise to be nice and try to track down locals to ride...
Forum: Beasts 04-24-2007, 11:24 AM
Replies: 87
Views: 4,503
Posted By Siorc
Ditto.

Ditto.
Forum: Pacific Northwet - Where it's green. And wet. 04-23-2007, 11:33 AM
Replies: 561
Views: 27,537
Posted By Siorc
Probably July 14, possibly the 21st depending on...

Probably July 14, possibly the 21st depending on weather on the 14th. I'm looking at two days:
Day 1, Missoula to random campsite near Elk City.
Day 2, Elk City to Missoula via Highway 12.

My...
Forum: Pacific Northwet - Where it's green. And wet. 04-20-2007, 07:24 AM
Replies: 561
Views: 27,537
Posted By Siorc
I'd love to join you, but I'm looking at doing...

I'd love to join you, but I'm looking at doing almost the reverse route - start in Missoula then to Darby and over Magruder to Elk City, then down to Hells Canyon, then back via Joseph/Lewiston/Hwy...
Forum: The Rockies It's all downhill from here... 04-18-2007, 04:05 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 455
Posted By Siorc
It looks like it's snowing up there right now. ....

It looks like it's snowing up there right now. . . .
Forum: Pacific Northwet - Where it's green. And wet. 04-18-2007, 11:51 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 860
Posted By Siorc
Excuse me, as this may be slightly off topic, but...

Excuse me, as this may be slightly off topic, but I think calling this plan an "upgrade" is a misnomer. :brow
Forum: Beasts 04-10-2007, 06:17 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 2,072
Posted By Siorc
Another thought: I centered the guard...

Another thought: I centered the guard horizontally on the bike. By off-setting to the right, some additional clearance would be gained near the exhaust, and it could probably be tucked in closer to...
Forum: Beasts 04-10-2007, 06:10 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 2,072
Posted By Siorc
Yep, I'm quite certain that any serious dirt...

Yep, I'm quite certain that any serious dirt riding would kill this set up in a hurry. But it's fine for forest service roads, and it's great for keeping those nasty tarred-gravel chip seal bits off...
Forum: Beasts 04-10-2007, 06:09 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 2,072
Posted By Siorc
The guard is not perfectly shaped for the...

The guard is not perfectly shaped for the exhaust; in order to move it rearward I would have had to move it down a little. I went for maximizing vertical clearance. I think moving the guard forward...
Forum: Beasts 03-26-2007, 09:35 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 2,072
Posted By Siorc
I used aluminum bar stock to both support and...

I used aluminum bar stock to both support and reinforce the guard, linked to Givi crash bars with simple pipe brackets from the hardware store. Blocks gravel and such great, and also keeps the engine...
Forum: Beasts 03-18-2007, 09:31 AM
Replies: 9,176
Views: 3,573,594
Posted By Siorc
As much as I love my Wee, I don't see how anyone...

As much as I love my Wee, I don't see how anyone who rode a Busa to Prudhoe can really be called a poser. Way to go, and great trip report by your son!
:beer
Forum: Beasts 03-14-2007, 04:36 PM
Replies: 9,176
Views: 3,573,594
Posted By Siorc
A good day, last September. :evil

A good day, last September. :evil
Forum: Pacific Northwet - Where it's green. And wet. 02-05-2007, 12:09 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 742
Posted By Siorc
Thanks, all. It sounds like I'll probably skip...

Thanks, all. It sounds like I'll probably skip the Enterprise stretch, so now I'm looking into alternate routes. I might end up just heading south through central Idaho, then across Oregon...
Forum: Pacific Northwet - Where it's green. And wet. 02-02-2007, 07:02 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 742
Posted By Siorc
Yeah, I suppose I already know that. I guess I'm...

Yeah, I suppose I already know that. I guess I'm really just looking for someone to tell me I'm not completely crazy.:cob
Forum: Pacific Northwet - Where it's green. And wet. 02-02-2007, 05:41 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 742
Posted By Siorc
Ouch - I'm just missing it. Can't wait - this is...

Ouch - I'm just missing it. Can't wait - this is a work trip. But at least work is paying for gas, and my time on the bike!
Forum: The Rockies It's all downhill from here... 02-02-2007, 03:00 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 291
Posted By Siorc
Missoula, MT - Reno in early May?

Hi: I'm travelling from Missoula, MT to Reno May 7-11, and am thinking of doing it on my Wee. The roads are great riding, but I haven't done it this early in the year. Is anyone familiar with these...
Forum: Pacific Northwet - Where it's green. And wet. 02-02-2007, 02:58 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 742
Posted By Siorc
Missoula, MT - Reno in early May?

Hi: I'm travelling from Missoula, MT to Reno May 7-11, and am thinking of doing it on my Wee. The roads are great riding, but I haven't done it this early in the year. Is anyone familiar with these...
Forum: Equipment 08-24-2006, 12:04 PM
Replies: 127
Views: 27,822
Posted By Siorc
Where I am, I avoid riding at night not because...

Where I am, I avoid riding at night not because of other drivers not seeing me, but rather because I can't see the deer. SO, does anyone have a plan for getting solas on all those pesky deer? ...
Forum: Beasts 06-27-2006, 11:51 AM
Replies: 0
Views: 618
Posted By Siorc
Suzuki decal (just for fun)

OK, I'm not a basher - really. But I'm sick of seeing all these posers who think "counter steer" refers to some breed of cattle with H-D stickers on their trucks (and any other surface they can think...
Forum: Layin' down tracks 03-21-2006, 11:57 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,133
Posted By Siorc
If you're only going to use it on vehicles, go...

If you're only going to use it on vehicles, go with one of the "it's bigger than my first TV was" units recommended above.

If you're going to hike/hunt/fish/bicycle/etc. with it, go with...
Forum: Equipment 03-21-2006, 11:41 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 761
Posted By Siorc
I also go to http://www.gpsdiscount.com/ . On...

I also go to http://www.gpsdiscount.com/ .
On my first GPS, they had the best price.
On my second GPS, they had the best price.
No complaints about their service, either.
Forum: Face plant 03-17-2006, 12:56 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 2,571
Posted By Siorc
Well, I was at a local dealer and saw a pair of...

Well, I was at a local dealer and saw a pair of knee/shin guards for all of $17, so I bought them. I've actually seen similar pads online for as low as $10 (plus shipping) -- these are apparently...
Forum: Equipment 03-09-2006, 04:26 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,605
Posted By Siorc
My sympathies on the wife situation. Maybe not a...

My sympathies on the wife situation. Maybe not a valid excuse, but it's certainly a real-life practical reason that I can relate to! Enjoy the bike.
Forum: Equipment 03-08-2006, 04:24 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 2,775
Posted By Siorc
Yeah, yeah. Quicker my way, though.

Yeah, yeah. Quicker my way, though.
Forum: Equipment 03-08-2006, 03:35 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,654
Posted By Siorc
Per info and photos on the other thread, they fit...

Per info and photos on the other thread, they fit on Givi plates.
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