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Forum: Thumpers 07-29-2014, 08:05 PM
Replies: 6,473
Views: 835,870
Posted By Dorian
Thanks heaps for the info! I'll definitely spend...

Thanks heaps for the info! I'll definitely spend some time on one (I'm 6'3") before I decide. Sounds like ergos might be the biggest challenge for me.

- Dorian
Forum: Thumpers 07-29-2014, 03:30 PM
Replies: 6,473
Views: 835,870
Posted By Dorian
Question Jon, I ride a XR650L but have been...

Jon,

I ride a XR650L but have been considering a Sertao for, among other things, it's newer "tech" compared to the Honda; water-cooled, EFI etc. plus much greater designed-in load carrying...
Forum: Pacific Northwet - Where it's green. And wet. 07-22-2014, 03:39 PM
Replies: 2,407
Views: 253,083
Posted By Dorian
It's great. Been riding it for years. A little...

It's great. Been riding it for years. A little wet so not a lot of riders :thumb. What's with all the interest lately? :dunno (that's a rhetorical question BTW)

Yeah get Dave's Grip Twister...
Forum: Thumpers 07-20-2014, 09:52 AM
Replies: 73,915
Views: 7,670,346
Posted By Dorian
FYI - check out post #73230 for a non-weld...

FYI - check out post #73230 for a non-weld option. I just installed a set so can't say how well they work yet. But I like the concept..

- Dorian
Forum: Ride reports 07-14-2014, 07:53 AM
Replies: 1,708
Views: 349,435
Posted By Dorian
Just north of you; Olympia

Just north of you; Olympia
Forum: Ride reports 07-13-2014, 07:02 PM
Replies: 1,708
Views: 349,435
Posted By Dorian
Thumb Wow!

Bravo! After picking away at your wonderful ride report for the last week I just finished. Book or movie deal in the works? Inspiration/motivation speaking tour? :deal Whatever you end up doing for a...
Forum: Pacific Northwet - Where it's green. And wet. 07-06-2014, 11:51 AM
Replies: 2,407
Views: 253,083
Posted By Dorian
Question So, we'll be seeing this on Fuel TV soon? :lol3 ...

So, we'll be seeing this on Fuel TV soon? :lol3

:lurk
Forum: Thumpers 07-06-2014, 11:40 AM
Replies: 73,915
Views: 7,670,346
Posted By Dorian
Weight-wise, your CRF250L is no lightweight at...

Weight-wise, your CRF250L is no lightweight at 320lbs! (according to Honda specs). So a XR650L won't be a huge change for you from a bike weight perspective - so I don't think you'll miss "throwing...
Forum: Thumpers 07-05-2014, 07:45 AM
Replies: 73,915
Views: 7,670,346
Posted By Dorian
Question SW Motech sub-frame brace

Thought about a separate thread for this but I guess this is as good a place as any for XRL product specific feedback..

Has anybody tried these sub-frame braces with a luggage rack to solve the...
Forum: Pacific Northwet - Where it's green. And wet. 07-01-2014, 08:38 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 2,040
Posted By Dorian
Tod, Maybe you have.. but check out the...

Tod,

Maybe you have.. but check out the Layin' Down Tracks section above.

I have a Garmin 60CSx. I've used Mapsource for years and like it better than Basecamp. I use US Topo 24k West. Granted...
Forum: Pacific Northwet - Where it's green. And wet. 05-19-2014, 07:46 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,066
Posted By Dorian
Thumb Bravo! On street tires no less. With hard...

Bravo! On street tires no less. With hard panniers. I have the same model GS but I'm not too keen on taking the big girl on rides like that alone. But I'm a wuss that way :D More off-road-worthy...
Forum: Trials 05-14-2014, 08:16 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 593
Posted By Dorian
Beta SSDT prep

Some helpful info HERE (http://www.trialscentral.com/sub-headlines/15784-2014-ssdt-beta-preparation-guide)

Just a thought... If the carb vent hoses are routed down behind the motor during...
Forum: Pacific Northwet - Where it's green. And wet. 05-12-2014, 03:56 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 406
Posted By Dorian
Mostly paved but there's about 7mi of gravel...

Mostly paved but there's about 7mi of gravel (just east of Brooklyn) otherwise paved all the way to 101 if you stay on North River Rd.

Or... Westbound from Brooklyn you can turn off of N.River Rd...
Forum: Trials 05-01-2014, 07:05 AM
Replies: 203
Views: 8,541
Posted By Dorian
Yoiks!

Been following along since the first post. I cannot believe how many panties are getting twisted by this whole stop, or not-to-stop deal. And how personal some are making this - with sprinklings of...
Forum: Trials 04-29-2014, 03:18 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 701
Posted By Dorian
Thumb I'll be there breaking-in my new Beta Evo 300....

I'll be there breaking-in my new Beta Evo 300. Looking forward to it!

- Dorian
Forum: Pacific Northwet - Where it's green. And wet. 04-26-2014, 06:51 PM
Replies: 98
Views: 3,960
Posted By Dorian
Thumb You kids have fun!

I'll be flogging my new trials bike. Looking forward to a full report. And Pics too (or it didn't happen) :deal

- Dorian
Forum: Pacific Northwet - Where it's green. And wet. 04-25-2014, 06:53 PM
Replies: 98
Views: 3,960
Posted By Dorian
Question Paul, Lots up in the air (besides having to...

Paul,

Lots up in the air (besides having to buy a Disco Pass :bluduh) so can't say for sure if I'll make it or not; 50/50 FWIW. Anyway, appx. how many riders do you think you'll end up with?

-...
Forum: Pacific Northwet - Where it's green. And wet. 04-15-2014, 05:55 PM
Replies: 79
Views: 3,868
Posted By Dorian
You probably won't make it too far north on...

You probably won't make it too far north on Fossil Cr Rd it's all gated WeyCo, Hancock etc private forest land. Stay on 14 east to 411 then head north. Lots of options there. Your route is a big bite...
Forum: Pacific Northwet - Where it's green. And wet. 04-15-2014, 08:17 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 630
Posted By Dorian
Lots of info for ride routes/ideas check out ...

Lots of info for ride routes/ideas check out Sound Rider . com
Forum: GS Boxers 04-10-2014, 10:43 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,868
Posted By Dorian
My experience...

I put ~40k miles on my 1100GS, a fair amount of interstate along the way.
Stock windscreen. Buzzed along at 80mph indicated (appx. 75mph actual) no problem. The motor has a wide powerband and likes...
Forum: Trials 04-10-2014, 08:19 AM
Replies: 203
Views: 8,541
Posted By Dorian
:lurk

:lurk
Forum: Equipment 04-09-2014, 09:38 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 778
Posted By Dorian
I'm in the same boat; size 14 and semi-wide foot...

I'm in the same boat; size 14 and semi-wide foot - also with similar requirements. Unfortunately what you're after is a big ask especially in this size. I have Gaerne Oiled Balance trials boots (for...
Forum: Trials 04-05-2014, 11:03 AM
Replies: 81
Views: 9,760
Posted By Dorian
Thumb Well done B1 and many thanks to all of the riders...

Well done B1 and many thanks to all of the riders who take the time to pass along the tips! I've found the videos very helpful and entertaining (and better than most commercially available!). Looking...
Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 04-02-2014, 08:07 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 689
Posted By Dorian
Thanks everyone for the great tips and info! Lots...

Thanks everyone for the great tips and info! Lots of great options to look over.

Hobbes950 barring any delays I'll be staying at my friend's but I appreciate the kind offer!

Cheers, Dorian
Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 04-01-2014, 08:01 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 689
Posted By Dorian
Thumb Wow, thanks heaps everyone for all the...

Wow, thanks heaps everyone for all the information! My plan is for a semi-expedient route that avoids the I-5 slab-o-rama. I'll look over these options and chime in if I need more info. Not doing the...
Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 03-31-2014, 02:30 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 689
Posted By Dorian
Shasta to Auburn CA route info pleeze

Heading south the end of May on my 12GS from Shasta to Auburn via Hwy-89 then pick up Hwy-49 at Sattley to Grass Valley. Is this doable in a day and what kind of weather should I expect that time of...
Forum: Trials 03-01-2014, 02:42 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 757
Posted By Dorian
Not on-line shopping but consider supporting a...

Not on-line shopping but consider supporting a local PNW enthusiast Frank Kergil in Bellevue, WA. Frank's Motorbikes 425.603.9000 He sells Betas. I have a Rev-3 and get all my parts from him....
Forum: GS Boxers 02-24-2014, 10:51 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 3,594
Posted By Dorian
Question Well like my riding pal Todd says; "A good time's...

Well like my riding pal Todd says; "A good time's where you find it"
Forum: Pacific Northwet - Where it's green. And wet. 02-24-2014, 10:22 AM
Replies: 107
Views: 6,695
Posted By Dorian
Thumb That's a nice saw you got there Iain! :evil

That's a nice saw you got there Iain! :evil
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 02-22-2014, 04:50 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 3,430
Posted By Dorian
Yes! Thank you for this comment Pecha! I have...

Yes! Thank you for this comment Pecha! I have been trying to tell my hi-beam-riding friends this for years! Have you ever watched a locomotive approach head-on and try to judge it's speed? Same idea...
Forum: Pacific Northwet - Where it's green. And wet. 02-05-2014, 06:58 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 206
Posted By Dorian
Try www.pugetsoundtrialers.com...

Try www.pugetsoundtrialers.com (http://www.pugetsoundtrialers.com) (PST) and www.observedtrials.com (http://www.observedtrials.com) (COTA)

Lots of info and also check out their "Links" pages. I'm...
Forum: Trials 01-08-2014, 08:01 PM
Replies: 250
Views: 14,803
Posted By Dorian
Interesting thread

Unfortunately trials (in the USA at least) will always be a semi-obscure niche discipline of motorcycle sport. It doesn't offer the mass appeal of "racing" found in other motorsports. Potential...
Forum: Pacific Northwet - Where it's green. And wet. 11-30-2013, 09:36 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 2,242
Posted By Dorian
Talking Thread hijack extension warning

True. But the insurance companies' loss-recovery is calculated and reflected in the premium(s)/deductible they already charge - not on whether or not they can recover their payout by winning a...
Forum: Pacific Northwet - Where it's green. And wet. 11-28-2013, 09:45 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 2,242
Posted By Dorian
So true. Poor insurance companies can barely make...

So true. Poor insurance companies can barely make any money investing proceeds from the paltry premiums we pay :cry

I tweaked my ankle last year riding (but could've been caused by anything;...
Forum: GS Boxers 10-31-2013, 02:01 PM
Replies: 1,749
Views: 628,655
Posted By Dorian
Yeah I'd say that's definitely off road! :eek1 At...

Yeah I'd say that's definitely off road! :eek1 At least it's still right-side-up!:thumb

How'd you get it back up on the road?

- Dorian
Forum: Pacific Northwet - Where it's green. And wet. 10-28-2013, 02:52 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 759
Posted By Dorian
Thumb Frank's Motorbikes in Bellevue WA

Go see Frank Kergil
425.603.9000
Forum: Pacific Northwet - Where it's green. And wet. 10-16-2013, 09:14 AM
Replies: 42
Views: 4,066
Posted By Dorian
I'm curious, where did he pull you over? Was he...

I'm curious, where did he pull you over? Was he in an unmarked? I was cited while riding my GS on 101 between Shelton and Hoodsport where the speed limit bounces up and down continuously. Got pulled...
Forum: Pacific Northwet - Where it's green. And wet. 09-23-2013, 06:59 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 769
Posted By Dorian
Not sure about your (her) amenities requirements,...

Not sure about your (her) amenities requirements, how far you want to drive to and from camp etc but you could camp at Lk Wenatchee State Park or Goose Creek CG, Tumwater CG or Nason Creek CG (plus...
Forum: Day Trippin' 09-04-2013, 04:11 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,423
Posted By Dorian
What, you didn't log-out the trail while you were...

What, you didn't log-out the trail while you were in there? :ddog

:lol3


Nice report. You've just scratched the surface of what the GPNF has to offer. Best single track in the state IMHO...
Forum: GS Boxers 09-02-2013, 05:58 PM
Replies: 66
Views: 5,062
Posted By Dorian
Thumb Here you go;...

Here you go; http://www.advrider.com/forums/showthread.php?t=322239 (http://www.advrider.com/forums/showthread.php?t=322239)
(http://www.advrider.com/forums/showthread.php?t=322239)
No bike is...
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