ADVrider

Go Back   ADVrider > Riding > Regional forums > Pacific Northwet - Where it's green. And wet.
User Name
Password
Register Inmates Photos Site Rules Search Today's Posts Mark Forums Read

Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread Display Modes
Old 11-22-2012, 07:58 AM   #2026
HellsAlien
a has-been that never-was
 
HellsAlien's Avatar
 
Joined: Nov 2004
Location: Baja Sur winter. PDX summer (that's like 6 wks!)
Oddometer: 2,109
AJ,
Happy Thanksgiving! Heal up 'bro!

The 'ol XR is coming back to life: subframe is now pointing back where I've been instead of at the rider off to the right. Pipe got heat 'n beat Monday, bolts right up like it came off the Honda OEM shelf. Just labor and dressing the wiring is keeping this bike from pounding the dirt (and me) again!

Gonna do a mudfest ride Friday on the 2-smoke, at least until I hypotherm-out!
Burn off some of that pumpkin pie, woot!
__________________
Quote:
Originally Posted by Zuber
Hells AL is right.

"Bad roads, good people. Good roads, bad people." Mama Espinoza
“Ride first, tart second. Sorry bro but that’s the way it has to be.” Cbrit, 2008
“You gas it where I brake!” trackday passenger, Thunderhill, 2005
HellsAlien is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11-22-2012, 09:00 AM   #2027
Apple Jam OP
Forest Flyer
 
Apple Jam's Avatar
 
Joined: Aug 2007
Location: Mt Hood mud flow
Oddometer: 6,018
Quote:
Originally Posted by HellsAlien View Post
AJ,
Happy Thanksgiving! Heal up 'bro!
Thanks! On Thanksgiving
I'm so glad I have my immediate family close by to share this day with.
But if I didn't, I'd be stepping up to my ADV family.....
....and taking advantage of some of the generosity offered on this forum

Glad to hear the XR is close to taking it's next breath.
XRs, like an old Muscle Car, desrve to live forever
__________________
..
"got no problem with keeping truly roadless areas as wild....
On the other hand, if it has been logged or mined and roads already exist,,
...then that land should be open for public use" (peterman)
Apple Jam is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11-22-2012, 09:48 PM   #2028
FertileLies
Adventurer
 
FertileLies's Avatar
 
Joined: Apr 2011
Location: Sandy, OR, USA
Oddometer: 42
Turkey Day ride

This year I decided to forgo traditional Turkey Day festivities and head out on a much needed solo ride. I first headed up FR4610 but ran into some pretty ugly snow (expected) around 3500ft. At the point of it not being fun anymore, I turned around and decided to make an attempt at making it to Timothy Lake before the seasonal snow has it isolated. I headed out on Pipeline Rd and then on to 57 and pretty much had the road all to myself, which was a good thing because the ol XR needed that old gas blown out. Lots of purdy waterfalls along the way thanks to all the rain over the past week and even snow up at Timothy, but it was passable and I made it. No kidding, as I pulled up to Timothy Lake, a Bald Eagle flew right over my head, and that pretty much put the icing on the cake. I hung out for a bit and enjoyed the silence over the water pouring over the spillway and then headed home the way I came.

Here are a few pics I took along my route to therapy:

Here's a little wooden bridge that had lots of water going under it and a pipeline with even more


A pretty cool water intake into Frog Lake. Lots of engineering going on


I made it! Punctuation counts


Lots of waterfalls to pose next to
__________________
2013 Yamaha Super Tenere
2000 Honda XR650R (sold)
"Youth is wasted on the young"
FertileLies is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11-23-2012, 09:19 AM   #2029
Squishy
Projector head.
 
Squishy's Avatar
 
Joined: Mar 2008
Location: Out there!
Oddometer: 868
Good photos FL, haven't seen that Frog lake intake, will have to get up there.

I was up on Lolo pass late yesterday, it is passable, but snow on the ground from the 3K level.
__________________
......
Squishy is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11-25-2012, 10:29 AM   #2030
Craig McCurdy
BIGMAC
 
Craig McCurdy's Avatar
 
Joined: Dec 2009
Location: Hood River, Oregon
Oddometer: 1,373
Got the 950 out on Sat. after making a few changes. And by the way, the new Moose Racing low windshield for the 950 / 990 is a pain in the A**! it needs heavy modifications, or at least the one I got did! but after getting it worked out it makes a big difference on the windscreen turbulence!


Craig McCurdy is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11-25-2012, 06:40 PM   #2031
Apple Jam OP
Forest Flyer
 
Apple Jam's Avatar
 
Joined: Aug 2007
Location: Mt Hood mud flow
Oddometer: 6,018
Nice ride, Fertile Lies! !!!
I've never seen the Frog Lake intake either.
I helped the Frog Lake Campground Host try to get his one-wheel-drive P/U unstuck from the snow, unsuccessfully, one day last March.

Craig, I JUST bought a Moose windscreen (to replace my rather broken one). I haven't received it yet, so we'll see......
__________________
..
"got no problem with keeping truly roadless areas as wild....
On the other hand, if it has been logged or mined and roads already exist,,
...then that land should be open for public use" (peterman)
Apple Jam is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11-25-2012, 07:19 PM   #2032
BigDave75
Will Work for Food!
 
BigDave75's Avatar
 
Joined: Oct 2009
Location: God's Country
Oddometer: 1,694
Quote:
Originally Posted by Squishy View Post
Good photos FL, haven't seen that Frog lake intake, will have to get up there.

I was up on Lolo pass late yesterday, it is passable, but snow on the ground from the 3K level.
Lolo Pass was Beautiful today!!!



__________________
Rangers Lead the Way, Hooah!
BigDave75 is online now   Reply With Quote
Old 11-25-2012, 08:38 PM   #2033
Craig McCurdy
BIGMAC
 
Craig McCurdy's Avatar
 
Joined: Dec 2009
Location: Hood River, Oregon
Oddometer: 1,373
Quote:
Originally Posted by Apple Jam View Post
Nice ride, Fertile Lies! !!!
I've never seen the Frog Lake intake either.
I helped the Frog Lake Campground Host try to get his one-wheel-drive P/U unstuck from the snow, unsuccessfully, one day last March.

Craig, I JUST bought a Moose windscreen (to replace my rather broken one). I haven't received it yet, so we'll see......
It was real bad, the Moose should be beaten Has to be one of the worst after market part fits I've seen! I spent two hours grinding out the fit around the headlight. I could have taken it off the bike one more time and done just a bit more but called it good before I broke something....

It will be interesting to see if yours is a better fit.

But on the up side, the air flow is much better and the buffeting that came off the old wind screen is gone!
Craig McCurdy is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11-25-2012, 09:02 PM   #2034
FertileLies
Adventurer
 
FertileLies's Avatar
 
Joined: Apr 2011
Location: Sandy, OR, USA
Oddometer: 42
Nice ride weekend!

Thanks guys. I always like finding interesting, unexpected stuff like that while out exploring. From some other pictures of that intake, it looks like it's usually further underwater.

Lolo looks like it was a great choice for today. Very jealous. Now it's time for me to look for my 3rd seat for my XR to be able to survive 120+ mile days. Need something a bit wider, or learn to stay off my butt more.
__________________
2013 Yamaha Super Tenere
2000 Honda XR650R (sold)
"Youth is wasted on the young"
FertileLies is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11-30-2012, 03:01 PM   #2035
pigpen
Gone Riding
 
pigpen's Avatar
 
Joined: Apr 2006
Location: Portland, OR
Oddometer: 567
xr seat

FertileLies:
I know it's expensive but the Renazco seat made my XR very comfy! I did the same thing you did:
Stock seat sucks, bought another base got hard foam plus 1" and a SDG cover, better but still sucked, finally bit the bullet and sent in the seat pan to Renazco! Awesome. I'm 6'2" and so I went with a 1-1.5" height increase for ergonomics and the rally in full suede. I wanted a stiff seat and It was built perfectly! Expensive addition to the bike but I have ridden several 450 mile plus days with no reservations that my ass would yell at me about!
Seat concepts is another option, but I have no seat time on one to give you any input!
The only advice is save the SDG seat for the really nasty days rain and mud and use the renazco for the nicer ones, I sold my extra seat and regret it for the crappy days, BTW the renazco does not mind the rain and mud it just looks well worn after a few thousand miles.... well maybe more than that!
The more your off road the more you will stand so it helps a bit...
__________________
PIGPEN
Ride more, write less, work when !!!

Having fun is not a sport! It's a full time job for some of us!
pigpen is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-02-2012, 04:45 PM   #2036
BigDave75
Will Work for Food!
 
BigDave75's Avatar
 
Joined: Oct 2009
Location: God's Country
Oddometer: 1,694
Did a little trip around Mt Hood this afternoon, saw everything from sunshine, to snow to a monsoon on the way home!

Hwy 14 right before crossing the bridge into Hood River:

__________________
Rangers Lead the Way, Hooah!
BigDave75 is online now   Reply With Quote
Old 12-02-2012, 04:47 PM   #2037
BigDave75
Will Work for Food!
 
BigDave75's Avatar
 
Joined: Oct 2009
Location: God's Country
Oddometer: 1,694
On the way to Government Camp at Sherwood camp ground:



__________________
Rangers Lead the Way, Hooah!
BigDave75 is online now   Reply With Quote
Old 12-02-2012, 04:49 PM   #2038
BigDave75
Will Work for Food!
 
BigDave75's Avatar
 
Joined: Oct 2009
Location: God's Country
Oddometer: 1,694
Pocket Creek Snow Park:

__________________
Rangers Lead the Way, Hooah!
BigDave75 is online now   Reply With Quote
Old 12-02-2012, 04:51 PM   #2039
BigDave75
Will Work for Food!
 
BigDave75's Avatar
 
Joined: Oct 2009
Location: God's Country
Oddometer: 1,694
And where the little voice in the back of my head convinces me to turn around by Timothy Lake:

__________________
Rangers Lead the Way, Hooah!
BigDave75 is online now   Reply With Quote
Old 12-02-2012, 10:29 PM   #2040
Jon_PDX
Beastly Adventurer
 
Joined: Feb 2007
Location: Pacific NW - USA
Oddometer: 1,061
Dave,

I'm thinking it might be time for you to consider some of these

http://www.gripstuds.com

Jon...
__________________
2013 FZ1
Past Bikes.....Check with my Wife.....I've lost count :-)
Jon_PDX is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply

Share

Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

.
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is On

Forum Jump


Times are GMT -7.   It's 03:29 PM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.5
Copyright ©2000 - 2014, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
Copyright ADVrider 2011-2014