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Forum: The Rockies It's all downhill from here... 07-31-2014, 08:14 PM
Replies: 1,416
Views: 104,476
Posted By Stillupright
Flathead Pass - Meeting Carl

It was really quite extraordinary that I met Carl - vintageveloce - at the top of Flathead Pass.

http://i1343.photobucket.com/albums/o793/stillupright/IMG_0524_zpsde6cbc56.jpg

Had a fun ride...
Forum: The Rockies It's all downhill from here... 07-31-2014, 08:10 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 262
Posted By Stillupright
Flathead Pass Montana a chance meeting with Carl

I hadn't visited the ADV forums for several months so last Monday I logged in and went to the Bozeman thread. I always like reading reports about places I have ridden, so I enjoyed vintageveloce's...
Forum: Beasts 05-18-2014, 03:37 PM
Replies: 6,654
Views: 1,479,501
Posted By Stillupright
- Does this bike even have a horn? I hit the...

- Does this bike even have a horn? I hit the button and all I hear is a muffled "meep" that sounds like it's coming from the other side of the parking lot. I may have to invest in something more...
Forum: The Rockies It's all downhill from here... 09-21-2013, 08:36 AM
Replies: 1,416
Views: 104,476
Posted By Stillupright
Icebox - so very sad to hear about this. My wife...

Icebox - so very sad to hear about this. My wife rides as well, had one low speed collision with an SUV several years ago. The Montana Highway Patrol is great, the investigating officer came to see...
Forum: Beasts 08-29-2013, 06:57 AM
Replies: 6,654
Views: 1,479,501
Posted By Stillupright
Thanks - I guess I could have read my signature...

Thanks - I guess I could have read my signature :huh
Forum: Beasts 08-28-2013, 10:27 AM
Replies: 6,654
Views: 1,479,501
Posted By Stillupright
I'm looking to sell my 2007 Versys, but can't...

I'm looking to sell my 2007 Versys, but can't find any price info on KBB or NADA websites. Has about 8K miles. What is a fair starting "for sale" price?
Forum: The Rockies It's all downhill from here... 07-27-2013, 02:42 PM
Replies: 1,416
Views: 104,476
Posted By Stillupright
In Jackson Creek out Olson Creek

I decided to do the Jackson/Olson Creek loop on Friday so parked at Olson Creek pull off and unloaded bike.
http://i1343.photobucket.com/albums/o793/stillupright/IMG_0138_zps858e3de2.jpg
I bought...
Forum: The Rockies It's all downhill from here... 07-25-2013, 06:04 AM
Replies: 1,416
Views: 104,476
Posted By Stillupright
Ya - going left (West) at Maudlow takes you to...

Ya - going left (West) at Maudlow takes you to the gate very quickly, and it is signed private/no trespassing. If you decide to take the left on Francis (few miles east of Maudlow), it takes you onto...
Forum: Thumpers 07-22-2013, 06:58 PM
Replies: 11,027
Views: 1,630,520
Posted By Stillupright
My wife has a 2007 XT225 that she really likes....

My wife has a 2007 XT225 that she really likes. She wanted better dirt, and especially gravel, handling so we mounted Dunlop MX71s. A quote from a MotorcycleUSA.com revue - "The MX71 is the right...
Forum: The Rockies It's all downhill from here... 07-20-2013, 12:11 PM
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Views: 104,476
Posted By Stillupright
How about next Saturday, July 27. Morning start...

How about next Saturday, July 27. Morning start to beat T-storms? I'm pretty flexible as to date.

getset - be nice to have you along since you've done the track into Jackson Creek recently
Forum: The Rockies It's all downhill from here... 07-19-2013, 07:52 AM
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Views: 104,476
Posted By Stillupright
Bangtail Ridge Recon

On Wednesday I hauled the bike up Bridger Canyon to Olson Creek Road parking area. Offloaded and headed up to Bangtail Ridge as I haven't been up there since last October...
Forum: The Rockies It's all downhill from here... 07-13-2013, 06:34 AM
Replies: 1,416
Views: 104,476
Posted By Stillupright
I'd like to ride that area as well. AFAIK the...

I'd like to ride that area as well. AFAIK the north Meadow Creek/Sure Shot Lakes route goes north to Pony? Anyone ridden the whole route?
Forum: Thumpers 06-28-2013, 04:43 PM
Replies: 763
Views: 206,255
Posted By Stillupright
I'm finding that this approach is a useful one....

I'm finding that this approach is a useful one. During the spring I read some article by a "famous dirt bike guy," don't recall who, but he said that when riding technical terrain it is better to...
Forum: The Rockies It's all downhill from here... 06-22-2013, 09:40 AM
Replies: 1,416
Views: 104,476
Posted By Stillupright
Cl's bad corner experience

Always disagreeable to hear about another rider's traumatic get off. Bones remodel pretty quickly so I would bet the sharp rib ends are rounding off nicely by now, perhaps even approximating and...
Forum: Thumpers 05-11-2013, 08:47 AM
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Views: 206,255
Posted By Stillupright
Dual sport ADV or other dirt bike?

I set up my 2012 WR450 as a dual sport but find I am hauling the bike to riding areas simply because it is such a great trail bike.
...
Forum: The Rockies It's all downhill from here... 02-20-2013, 02:54 PM
Replies: 1,416
Views: 104,476
Posted By Stillupright
Right on Putts, no turn signals required. ...

Right on Putts, no turn signals required.

The off road permit (sticker) costs $61.50 for MT residents. DMV also has a 30 day permit for non-residents - couldn't find the cost on DMV site
Forum: Thumpers 01-03-2013, 04:42 PM
Replies: 763
Views: 206,255
Posted By Stillupright
I just installed an FMF megabomb header and Q4...

I just installed an FMF megabomb header and Q4 exhaust on my WR450, it is not that loud, meaning I don't feel bad starting it in the neighbourhood and riding to wherever. FMF quotes 94 dB sound level...
Forum: The Rockies It's all downhill from here... 10-17-2012, 08:01 AM
Replies: 1,416
Views: 104,476
Posted By Stillupright
Hi Chad, I think the "advertised" purpose of...

Hi Chad,

I think the "advertised" purpose of Tubliss is so that you can run very low tire pressures, like 10 psi or less, and not have a concern about pinch flats that are a real issue for regular...
Forum: The Rockies It's all downhill from here... 10-15-2012, 12:49 PM
Replies: 1,416
Views: 104,476
Posted By Stillupright
Tubliss saves my bacon

I haven't been on the ADV forums in 2-3 years even though I'm still enjoying the Bzn area rides. Last Friday (October 12) was a nice sunny day so I went for a ride up Bangtail Ridge. I went just...
Forum: Thumpers 06-29-2011, 07:54 AM
Replies: 24,205
Views: 4,141,488
Posted By Stillupright
Bluhduh Surging and stalling

I'm geared the same and find a "comfortable", meaning I don't think I'm hurting the motor much, to be about 55. I don't think I've ever topped out. But then I don't really want to waste my tires on...
Forum: Thumpers 05-01-2011, 09:52 AM
Replies: 24,205
Views: 4,141,488
Posted By Stillupright
Thumb I've been running the tubliss for a year now on...

I've been running the tubliss for a year now on DRZ. No problems, easy to maintain, more peace of mind about possible flats
Forum: Thumpers 05-17-2010, 08:35 AM
Replies: 11,027
Views: 1,630,520
Posted By Stillupright
Like they said :deal My wife is 5'3" as...

Like they said :deal

My wife is 5'3" as well, her XT225 is the perfect bike. XT250 is quite a bit taller.
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 05-02-2010, 07:38 AM
Replies: 271
Views: 22,482
Posted By Stillupright
Hey DAKEZ - just have to call you on this one...

Hey DAKEZ - just have to call you on this one since you like to have correct spelling :evil What is your definition of "Marshal Arts?"
Forum: The Rockies It's all downhill from here... 04-23-2010, 06:58 AM
Replies: 1,416
Views: 104,476
Posted By Stillupright
I'm in :1drink Been out a couple of times...

I'm in :1drink

Been out a couple of times this week testing the mods done on the DRZ over the winter. Nathan did an airbox mod and rejet so it has a little more pep - that is for a Honda Civic of...
Forum: The Rockies It's all downhill from here... 04-18-2010, 08:58 AM
Replies: 128
Views: 9,856
Posted By Stillupright
Thanks ganshert - that did the trick. Removed the...

Thanks ganshert - that did the trick. Removed the wheels from the bike, pulled the valve cores, broke the beads, bounced the tires while rotating them, soaped the beads well. Then aired up the...
Forum: The Rockies It's all downhill from here... 04-16-2010, 05:17 PM
Replies: 128
Views: 9,856
Posted By Stillupright
Yes - totally new

Yes - totally new
Forum: The Rockies It's all downhill from here... 04-16-2010, 04:35 PM
Replies: 128
Views: 9,856
Posted By Stillupright
Tubliss revisited

I put the Tubliss system on my DRZ with new Dunlop D606 tires. It was difficult to get the tire beads to seal, used silicone on the beads (no, not silicone caulking cause I know someone will jump on...
Forum: Beasts 03-28-2010, 07:28 AM
Replies: 6,654
Views: 1,479,501
Posted By Stillupright
JD - what size Pelican cases do you have mounted?

JD - what size Pelican cases do you have mounted?
Forum: Some Assembly Required 03-16-2010, 07:09 AM
Replies: 364
Views: 224,907
Posted By Stillupright
Dang jdrocks, Between you, tonymorr and now...

Dang jdrocks,

Between you, tonymorr and now tragerbon, we are getting some great examples of bike building that puts the simple ass customs of TV fame to shame. The custom builders are good, don't...
Forum: Thumpers 03-15-2010, 05:25 PM
Replies: 24,205
Views: 4,141,488
Posted By Stillupright
Oh for Dog sakes - as others have clarified -...

Oh for Dog sakes - as others have clarified - :rofl
Forum: Thumpers 03-15-2010, 07:52 AM
Replies: 24,205
Views: 4,141,488
Posted By Stillupright
Well - this is interesting:huh I recently...

Well - this is interesting:huh

I recently took my 2005 DRZ - S in to a very good bike mechanic. He did an air box mod and rejetted the carb, sort of like the 3X3 mod with rejet on Thumper Talk,...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 03-15-2010, 07:39 AM
Replies: 109
Views: 9,798
Posted By Stillupright
Most of my DS and street rides are solo. I'm...

Most of my DS and street rides are solo. I'm self-employed, so I take off riding at odd times when others aren't available on short notice. Solo DS rides in the mountains are conservative, and I'll...
Forum: Beasts 03-14-2010, 11:08 AM
Replies: 6,654
Views: 1,479,501
Posted By Stillupright
Question Spring

Took the Versys out for the first time this year a couple of days ago. Every time I ride the V it reminds me what fun it is. I've had 3 other "heavy" sport touring bikes and I really don't need...
Forum: The Rockies It's all downhill from here... 03-14-2010, 10:58 AM
Replies: 1,416
Views: 104,476
Posted By Stillupright
Time to fire e'm up

I went for my first ride of the year on March 12. I've been testing the bikes out close to home but prior to this its just been too damn :vardy Friday the temps were in the mid 40s, so I hooked up...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 03-01-2010, 07:37 AM
Replies: 324
Views: 19,521
Posted By Stillupright
Hey Dave, Nothing to do with HD selling...

Hey Dave,

Nothing to do with HD selling Buell, but I owned a 1989 FXRT - I lived in Alaska at the time - picked the bike up at the factory in York, PA and road it home. None of the Harley riders I...
Forum: Thumpers 02-22-2010, 07:28 AM
Replies: 24,205
Views: 4,141,488
Posted By Stillupright
I've never heard of the rear brake breaking :rofl...

I've never heard of the rear brake breaking :rofl It always brakes just fine for me. Going hydraulic seems to be a lot of trouble for no real advantage on the DRZ. Correct me if I'm off base.
Forum: Thumpers 01-27-2010, 06:58 AM
Replies: 24,205
Views: 4,141,488
Posted By Stillupright
I just read your report on learning to ride/crash...

I just read your report on learning to ride/crash the KLR - very entertaining. Is this a second bike or did the KLR move on?:dunno
Forum: Beasts 01-25-2010, 07:24 AM
Replies: 6,654
Views: 1,479,501
Posted By Stillupright
You already know how it rides and mention the fun...

You already know how it rides and mention the fun factor. The fun factor is a big part of the riding equation so IMO you are fully justified in getting another V.

I think the Versys is turning out...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 01-24-2010, 08:29 AM
Replies: 103
Views: 13,235
Posted By Stillupright
I would question whether it is worth living on...

I would question whether it is worth living on the east coast with that kind of usury practices :huh
Forum: Beasts 01-23-2010, 08:33 AM
Replies: 6,654
Views: 1,479,501
Posted By Stillupright
Good on you aposaric. I wouldn't even consider...

Good on you aposaric. I wouldn't even consider taking mine out in snowy conditions. How was the skiing?:D
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