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Forum: Pacific Northwet - Where it's green. And wet. 07-19-2013, 03:07 PM
Replies: 64
Views: 5,004
Posted By Slyder
This is the first I've heard of this, and I'm...

This is the first I've heard of this, and I'm frustrated as hell!!! :baldy Tod, thank you for continuing to loop us in on these sorts of things.

I RSVP'ed for the September 10th meeting in...
Forum: Road warriors 07-12-2012, 11:28 AM
Replies: 178
Views: 35,742
Posted By Slyder
Another vote for the FZ1, I just completed a two...

Another vote for the FZ1, I just completed a two week, 2900 mile loop through California on mine...

http://sphotos-a.xx.fbcdn.net/hphotos-snc6/602602_10151943598005301_1568423229_n.jpg

- Chris
Forum: Equipment 07-02-2012, 07:07 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 910
Posted By Slyder
I'm really pleased w/ my Bags Connection tank bag...

I'm really pleased w/ my Bags Connection tank bag (ordered through Twisted Throttle, BTW). I have the Daypack model on my FZ1. The selection is better than Givi and there are various bags available...
Forum: Equipment 07-02-2012, 06:47 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,435
Posted By Slyder
I just got home from a two week loop through...

I just got home from a two week loop through California and found my Kindle Fire to be a great fit for moto travel - feature rich and w/ a large enough screen, yet much more packable than a laptop,...
Forum: Thumpers 11-01-2011, 10:43 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 7,224
Posted By Slyder
I have a GSXR muffler I picked up on eBay awhile...

I have a GSXR muffler I picked up on eBay awhile back and no longer plan to use it, just going to leave the stock exhaust to keep things quiet. $60 and it's yours - that's what I paid for it. Local...
Forum: Thumpers 10-26-2011, 10:35 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 7,224
Posted By Slyder
You and I should really link up sometime. I have...

You and I should really link up sometime. I have a DR650 w/ 1" lower Sargent seat and pretty much all of the other bases covered that you asked about. I'm 5' 10" w/ 30" inseam and the bike works...
Forum: Thumpers 10-26-2011, 10:21 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,424
Posted By Slyder
I have many, many miles on my Alpinestars S-MX2...

I have many, many miles on my Alpinestars S-MX2 waterproof boots and love them. Very comfortable on and off the bike. The toe sliders are removable and IMO the boots are more presentable at work...
Forum: Equipment 09-14-2010, 07:16 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 2,431
Posted By Slyder
I have a set of Symtec grip heaters...

I have a set of Symtec grip heaters (http://www.casporttouring.com/cst/motorcycle/SYMT/16011.html) from CA Sport Touring. Though not perfect, they work well and certainly worth the ~$40 shipped.
...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 09-14-2010, 11:31 AM
Replies: 150
Views: 31,173
Posted By Slyder
http://csnyder.smugmug.com/photos/1007813505_Shi7L...

http://csnyder.smugmug.com/photos/1007813505_Shi7L-L.jpg

:evil

I've had a thing for personalized plates since I was little; must have been all of the cheesy auto-related movies I watched...
Forum: Thumpers 08-26-2010, 12:36 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 23,452
Posted By Slyder
The IMS tanks can be had for eBay for $275...

The IMS tanks can be had for eBay for $275 shipped. I'm not sure how that compares to Justgastanks.com as it appears they've exceeded their bandwidth limitations. I had a less than stellar...
Forum: Equipment 08-26-2010, 12:11 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 5,470
Posted By Slyder
+1. I'm pretty picky w/ anything hand/control...

+1. I'm pretty picky w/ anything hand/control related and these grips are great.

http://www.motorcycle-superstore.com/1/4/68/4510/ITEM/Pro-Grip-737-Dual-Sport-Gel-Grip.aspx

- Chris
Forum: Equipment 08-17-2010, 08:55 PM
Replies: 604
Views: 221,614
Posted By Slyder
Those of you that have the 16' x 16' tarps - do...

Those of you that have the 16' x 16' tarps - do you ever find them to be too big? Difficult to setup or keep taut?

Conversely, anyone have the 12' and wish they'd gone bigger?

I want to get a...
Forum: Equipment 08-04-2010, 07:47 PM
Replies: 94
Views: 10,794
Posted By Slyder
I have an REI Lite-Core 1.0 Short that I bought...

I have an REI Lite-Core 1.0 Short that I bought awhile back at one of their yearly sales; IIRC it was on sale for ~$45. :D It works great and packs nice 'n small. I looked at their site and it...
Forum: Equipment 07-18-2010, 10:37 PM
Replies: 58
Views: 5,498
Posted By Slyder
I use a Petzl Tikka XP headlamp around camp, and...

I use a Petzl Tikka XP headlamp around camp, and when in my tent I clip it to a carabiner I ran through a loop at the top of the tent. With the diffuser slid over the bulb it lights up most of the...
Forum: Pacific Northwet - Where it's green. And wet. 07-16-2010, 10:39 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,187
Posted By Slyder
Have a great trip! Please share your notes when...

Have a great trip! Please share your notes when you return, particularly if there is any active road construction or other things to avoid.

I will be making a similar trip the second week of...
Forum: Pacific Northwet - Where it's green. And wet. 07-16-2010, 10:30 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,890
Posted By Slyder
Got info on either of the vans, particularly the...

Got info on either of the vans, particularly the Ford? :evil

- Chris
Forum: Pacific Northwet - Where it's green. And wet. 06-30-2010, 06:47 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 900
Posted By Slyder
I was up there this past Saturday (6/26), rode up...

I was up there this past Saturday (6/26), rode up from the Chelan side. The road was partially covered for a ways, then fully snowed in around 6100'. I was riding solo and didn't want to push my...
Forum: Equipment 03-23-2010, 08:28 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 9,006
Posted By Slyder
Thanks for the link, the video does a much better...

Thanks for the link, the video does a much better job of showing how the new saddlebags work than text/pics ever could.

Very slick - I need to get me some. :evil

- Chris
Forum: Thumpers 03-17-2010, 03:03 PM
Replies: 55
Views: 19,940
Posted By Slyder
Factory rear wheel is 17", and DR650SE's do not...

Factory rear wheel is 17", and DR650SE's do not come w/ a factory tach, only speedo/odo.

Congrats on the purchase - quite a deal you scored even if it does need some TLC!

I live in Monroe and...
Forum: Equipment 03-04-2010, 12:14 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 715
Posted By Slyder
Sargent Seats Currently On Sale

I contacted the folks at Sargent about ordering one of their DR650 seats w/ a minor alteration (no piping/welt). Troy from Sargent got back to me promptly and noted that they have a sale on their...
Forum: Thumpers 09-04-2009, 03:03 PM
Replies: 152
Views: 29,457
Posted By Slyder
:thumb

:thumb
Forum: Thumpers 08-11-2009, 10:43 PM
Replies: 152
Views: 29,457
Posted By Slyder
Nice work! It's been fun watching this thread...

Nice work! It's been fun watching this thread progress - hopefully it keeps going. :D

I noticed that your TE610 is for sale; out of curiosity, was the decision to sell related to your new-found...
Forum: Thumpers 07-28-2009, 08:28 PM
Replies: 366
Views: 215,836
Posted By Slyder
Slightly O.T. but... how was Evans Creek on your...

Slightly O.T. but... how was Evans Creek on your DR? Are there many trails down there which are medium/big bike friendly?

I went down there a number of times back when I had my Jeep, but never...
Forum: Thumpers 06-11-2009, 12:56 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,529
Posted By Slyder
I have a little over 2k miles on my first set of...

I have a little over 2k miles on my first set of D606's, which are mounted on my DR650. I run them at 22psi front, 25 rear on pavement. They are a 90% dirt tire, however I use my bike for...
Forum: Pacific Northwet - Where it's green. And wet. 05-15-2009, 01:08 PM
Replies: 8,727
Sticky: PNW Flea Market
Views: 2,197,591
Posted By Slyder
1982 Yamaha XJ650RJ Seca for sale w/ extras,...

1982 Yamaha XJ650RJ Seca for sale w/ extras, located in Monroe, WA.
24k miles, good condition, due for some typical long-term maintenace work.
$950, possible trade plus cash for an '01+ TW200.
...
Forum: Pacific Northwet - Where it's green. And wet. 05-14-2009, 05:59 PM
Replies: 128
Views: 18,308
Posted By Slyder
Nice! All the sudden I'm really craving a...

Nice! All the sudden I'm really craving a lighter bike w/ better suspension. :cry

I might head out there tomorrow afternoon for a mid-day break. My place is 14 minutes south of there (yes I've...
Forum: Vendors 04-11-2009, 10:49 AM
Replies: 342
Views: 131,962
Posted By Slyder
Looks like the idea is to further stabilize the...

Looks like the idea is to further stabilize the cans on whatever you mount them to.

1 picture == 1k words. From earlier in this thread:
...
Forum: Pacific Northwet - Where it's green. And wet. 04-10-2009, 12:32 AM
Replies: 63
Views: 2,805
Posted By Slyder
Watch out for the Sno-Co po-po on Ben Howard. I...

Watch out for the Sno-Co po-po on Ben Howard. I got word last week that they reduced the speed limit along part of the road near the RV park, presumably due in part to a recent fatal accident. I've...
Forum: Pacific Northwet - Where it's green. And wet. 04-06-2009, 06:25 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 568
Posted By Slyder
Hard to say - I don't have my GPS mounted on my...

Hard to say - I don't have my GPS mounted on my bike yet, and forgot to check my odometer when I rolled off the highway. I got past the gravel pit on the right, up the steep-ish hill, then maybe two...
Forum: Pacific Northwet - Where it's green. And wet. 04-06-2009, 12:43 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 781
Posted By Slyder
If you don't like the "twist" to the right of the...

If you don't like the "twist" to the right of the gate, just don't take the trail to the left thinking that'll be easier. I tried that on Saturday... whoops. :wink:



What time are you...
Forum: Pacific Northwet - Where it's green. And wet. 04-05-2009, 10:11 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 568
Posted By Slyder
The Machias DNR area was like a ghost town...

The Machias DNR area was like a ghost town Saturday morning, but that worked out fine. I rode all of the doubletrack stuff several times; there wasn't as much there as I thought there might be, but...
Forum: Vendors 04-04-2009, 08:14 AM
Replies: 342
Views: 131,962
Posted By Slyder
The new mounts look nice. Any idea when the...

The new mounts look nice. Any idea when the following will be available?

* One gallon water jugs
* Locking mounts

I took some measurements and two of the one gallon jugs would fit nicely on...
Forum: Pacific Northwet - Where it's green. And wet. 04-01-2009, 09:20 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 568
Posted By Slyder
Machias this Saturday? (4/4/2009)

I'm knocking on wood as I type this :freaky but it looks like we may have a dry day coming this Saturday. :clap

Anyone want to head up to the Machias ORV area that day? I'm planning to get there...
Forum: Equipment 03-27-2009, 08:38 PM
Replies: 62
Views: 12,769
Posted By Slyder
+1 for SmartWool. I've worn the Adrenaline Light...

+1 for SmartWool. I've worn the Adrenaline Light Crews (http://www.backcountry.com/store/SWL0057/SmartWool-Adrenaline-Light-Crew-Hiking-Sock.html) daily for the past few years for everything I do...
Forum: Equipment 03-13-2009, 10:45 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 2,300
Posted By Slyder
That's my main interest in having a few CO2...

That's my main interest in having a few CO2 cartridges on-hand as well.

I'm still pretty new to motorcycles, but coming from a Jeep background where I had integrated an engine driven (York)...
Forum: Thumpers 03-10-2009, 02:55 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 2,393
Posted By Slyder
I installed a set of D606's and a 14t CS sprocket...

I installed a set of D606's and a 14t CS sprocket on my DR last week. The gearing is noticeably lower w/ the new sprocket but not "too much."

Don't forget to properly tension your chain in order...
Forum: Equipment 02-27-2009, 10:41 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 3,560
Posted By Slyder
Like I said, it was a compromise between packed...

Like I said, it was a compromise between packed size/weight and roominess. It's a VERY roomy bag. IIRC it supposedly stuffs smaller than the listed size, but I've never gotten around to measuring...
Forum: Equipment 02-27-2009, 08:08 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,554
Posted By Slyder
I bought a Pinlock setup for my daily use helmet...

I bought a Pinlock setup for my daily use helmet (Shoei TZR) last fall, and IMO they are worth EVERY penny if you ride in higher humidity climates.

I ride w/ mine day and night and have never had...
Forum: Equipment 02-27-2009, 07:53 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 3,560
Posted By Slyder
Aside from comparing bags by rated temp, fill...

Aside from comparing bags by rated temp, fill material, weight, compressed size, etc, don't forget to compare the following:

* Full zip vs. partial zip. Some mummy bags use a partial zip in...
Forum: Pacific Northwet - Where it's green. And wet. 02-26-2009, 01:35 PM
Replies: 74
Views: 3,977
Posted By Slyder
Good stuff! I'm looking forward to participating...

Good stuff! I'm looking forward to participating in one of the May classes, though I likely won't be able to confirm until April as my schedule is still a bit in flux.

- Chris
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