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Forum: Pacific Northwet - Where it's green. And wet. 07-09-2014, 11:28 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 495
Posted By 81forest
I spent one summer in high school maintaining...

I spent one summer in high school maintaining Forest Service trails for the Youth Conservation Corps. It does sound like a glorious job now, but at the time I was too hopped up on testosterone to...
Forum: Pacific Northwet - Where it's green. And wet. 07-08-2014, 12:07 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 243
Posted By 81forest
Cool, nice work. :clap

Cool, nice work. :clap
Forum: GPS Tracks - West & PNW 07-07-2014, 10:02 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 429
Posted By 81forest
This is much appreciated, thanks for posting it...

This is much appreciated, thanks for posting it up. Easy to get turned around out there. I always stage out of Rock Candy and have not seen a lot of these trails. :clap
Forum: Day Trippin' 07-07-2014, 11:37 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,011
Posted By 81forest
+1, got tracks? :evil

+1, got tracks? :evil
Forum: Day Trippin' 07-07-2014, 11:35 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,571
Posted By 81forest
I have really enjoyed reading this, thanks for...

I have really enjoyed reading this, thanks for taking the time to share it! Congrats on getting home safely. I find that after a trip like that, it is a little bittersweet to get back home. Nice to...
Forum: Thumpers 07-07-2014, 10:46 AM
Replies: 50
Views: 3,012
Posted By 81forest
Four pages of speculation here and not one...

Four pages of speculation here and not one mention of a

compression test
leak down test


Am I missing something? I'm finding it hard to believe that a mechanic actually quoted "at least...
Forum: Day Trippin' 07-06-2014, 09:19 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,571
Posted By 81forest
:slurp:super

:slurp:super
Forum: Thumpers 07-06-2014, 08:19 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 2,211
Posted By 81forest
Found a pic of this DIY mount, made out of lexan...

Found a pic of this DIY mount, made out of lexan plastic and velcro straps, for those of us who already wear a camel bak or something similar. Pretty kewl:
...
Forum: Day Trippin' 07-06-2014, 06:53 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,011
Posted By 81forest
Fantastic. I grew up in the Methow Valley, and...

Fantastic. I grew up in the Methow Valley, and had a buddy that lived up Benson Creek. In middle school we all had little motocross bikes and would get lost every weekend with camp gear strapped to...
Forum: Thumpers 07-06-2014, 05:27 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 2,211
Posted By 81forest
Welp, decided to try out the phone video camera...

Welp, decided to try out the phone video camera while mounted to the bars. Big surprise, it was unwatchable. Not too disappointing because I set it up to use as a GPS, just thought I would give the...
Forum: Ride reports 07-05-2014, 07:31 PM
Replies: 383
Views: 124,021
Posted By 81forest
Yep, I never heard anyone say, "over!" Is that...

Yep, I never heard anyone say, "over!" Is that trucker lingo?

"Copy that" was the response the dispatcher looked for, also roger. Haven't seen any of those movies, need to check them out. I kind...
Forum: Thumpers 07-05-2014, 10:15 AM
Replies: 49
Views: 2,211
Posted By 81forest
Agreed, I've watched quite a few, keep 'em...

Agreed, I've watched quite a few, keep 'em rolling! :freaky
Forum: Day Trippin' 07-05-2014, 09:51 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,011
Posted By 81forest
:lurk Can't wait for the rest.

:lurk

Can't wait for the rest.
Forum: Day Trippin' 07-03-2014, 12:17 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,571
Posted By 81forest
Very cool, thanks for posting up the report. I...

Very cool, thanks for posting up the report. I have ridden some of this loop and loved it. :clap
Forum: Thumpers 07-02-2014, 01:29 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 2,294
Posted By 81forest
Holy mackerel, really? :super Is it capable in...

Holy mackerel, really? :super
Is it capable in the gnarly stuff? The last "big" bike I owned was a 620RXC, the great-granddad of the 690 if you will. It would go anywhere my 450 will go, but it was...
Forum: Thumpers 07-01-2014, 12:27 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 2,211
Posted By 81forest
Anyone having any luck with shooting videos from...

Anyone having any luck with shooting videos from a phone? There is a stabilizer app I found called Emulsio, haven't tried it yet though. I picked up a waterproof case for the iPhone that mounts to a...
Forum: Thumpers 06-30-2014, 01:19 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,757
Posted By 81forest
You got a smoking deal. The misinformation from...

You got a smoking deal. The misinformation from the other guys in your group is exactly why it was cheaper than other high-mileage DRZs: the general riding public does not understand how well built...
Forum: Pacific Northwet - Where it's green. And wet. 06-30-2014, 12:35 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 475
Posted By 81forest
Wow, this is confusing. I almost signed up for...

Wow, this is confusing. I almost signed up for the Issaquah showing, then Bellevue, but I would take West Seattle if I had my pick. I guess I will reserve two and see what happens.
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 06-30-2014, 11:03 AM
Replies: 105
Views: 7,228
Posted By 81forest
Very cool. My dad rode as well, it is definitely...

Very cool. My dad rode as well, it is definitely in the blood. The Isle of Man TT and the Dunlop family comes to mind. Joey died while racing, then younger brother Robert also dies while warming up...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 06-30-2014, 12:35 AM
Replies: 105
Views: 7,228
Posted By 81forest
Great pic! They look like a handful. Twins? Nice...

Great pic! They look like a handful. Twins? Nice airhead!
Forum: Thumpers 06-29-2014, 10:50 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 884
Posted By 81forest
My first thought? Everyone needs a buddy with a...

My first thought? Everyone needs a buddy with a truck and a hundred foot tow strap! Buy that man a beer and a lap dance ASAP.:killen
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 06-29-2014, 12:01 PM
Replies: 105
Views: 7,228
Posted By 81forest
Starting out with the basics: how to clean dad's...

Starting out with the basics: how to clean dad's bike. :D

http://i1209.photobucket.com/albums/cc387/81Forest/IMG_4567.jpg
Forum: Road warriors 06-29-2014, 11:55 AM
Replies: 237
Views: 48,813
Posted By 81forest
Great advice, and thanks for the background. I...

Great advice, and thanks for the background. I thought I was a lifelong rider, but I didn't get my first bike until the old age of 12! After yesterday's spin on the Super Duke, I realized all over...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 06-28-2014, 08:58 PM
Replies: 105
Views: 7,228
Posted By 81forest
Thanks for the replies. I just went on a short...

Thanks for the replies.
I just went on a short ride today on the Super Duke... man. I'm still hooked, big time. Met up with a friend on his new Triumph, rode through some turns, wicked up the front...
Forum: Thumpers 06-28-2014, 04:32 PM
Replies: 370
Views: 16,052
Posted By 81forest
Here is another fun fact about Aussies: they can...

Here is another fun fact about Aussies: they can ride like friggin maniacs.
<iframe width="560" height="315" src="//www.youtube.com/embed/ZiXHe5Qv6rQ" frameborder="0" allowfullscreen></iframe>
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 06-28-2014, 11:23 AM
Replies: 105
Views: 7,228
Posted By 81forest
Stumbled across this thread today after searching...

Stumbled across this thread today after searching for "parents who ride".
Wow. I am amazed at the thoughtful wisdom coming from the members of this site, makes me proud.

In particular, DaleB's...
Forum: Thumpers 06-28-2014, 08:13 AM
Replies: 370
Views: 16,052
Posted By 81forest
That is what I'm talking about! 140mph across the...

That is what I'm talking about! 140mph across the desert? No problem. Loading it into a canoe in order to cross some river in south america? No pr- ...well, it was kind of a problem, but he did it....
Forum: Road warriors 06-28-2014, 08:06 AM
Replies: 237
Views: 48,813
Posted By 81forest
KTM will still warranty some of them, according...

KTM will still warranty some of them, according to my local dealer. You will have to submit photos and other info but its worth a try. In my case, the previous owner destroyed them when he did a...
Forum: Thumpers 06-27-2014, 10:58 PM
Replies: 370
Views: 16,052
Posted By 81forest
Yeah what's up with that? They're so flickable! ...

Yeah what's up with that? They're so flickable!
http://motocynic.files.wordpress.com/2013/11/tumblr_mx253ruyo21qgolyao1_500.jpg
Forum: Thumpers 06-27-2014, 10:13 PM
Replies: 370
Views: 16,052
Posted By 81forest
Wow. Do it! I will keep an eye out for the...

Wow. Do it! I will keep an eye out for the report. :freaky
Forum: Road warriors 06-27-2014, 07:30 PM
Replies: 237
Views: 48,813
Posted By 81forest
Pretty quiet on here lately! I fell in lust with...

Pretty quiet on here lately! I fell in lust with the bike all over again today. Got a new set of gauges and a few other things sorted out and took it out in the rain because I just couldn't wait.
...
Forum: Thumpers 06-27-2014, 05:46 PM
Replies: 370
Views: 16,052
Posted By 81forest
Ahhh, RTW. In my dreams. Maybe someday. :bubba ...

Ahhh, RTW. In my dreams. Maybe someday. :bubba

I would take a big street bike with touring legs. Moto Guzzi Stelvio? :evil
I understand the appeal of the KLR, but in my opinion a thumper is all...
Forum: Thumpers 06-27-2014, 05:03 PM
Replies: 370
Views: 16,052
Posted By 81forest
Sounds like two bikes to me. I sure as hell...

Sounds like two bikes to me.
I sure as hell would not want to ride a DRZ RTW.
Forum: Thumpers 06-27-2014, 02:12 PM
Replies: 370
Views: 16,052
Posted By 81forest
It's even funnier with an Austrian accent: "yah,...

It's even funnier with an Austrian accent: "yah, do the verm!" :D
Forum: Thumpers 06-27-2014, 01:48 PM
Replies: 370
Views: 16,052
Posted By 81forest
Hell yeah! I had this very bike: ...

Hell yeah! I had this very bike:

http://www.repairmanual.com/wp-content/uploads/official-1995-ktm-400-620-lc4-owners-handbook-320191t.jpg
Forum: Thumpers 06-27-2014, 01:30 PM
Replies: 370
Views: 16,052
Posted By 81forest
One of the by-products of this myth that KTMs are...

One of the by-products of this myth that KTMs are unreliable is the fact that used prices tend to equal out between bikes like the DRZ and the EXC. I bought my 2005 450EXC in absolutely mint...
Forum: Thumpers 06-27-2014, 09:32 AM
Replies: 6,152
Views: 1,187,783
Posted By 81forest
Thanks, found it. KTMTalk is funny. I just got...

Thanks, found it. KTMTalk is funny. I just got redirected to a page explaining why there are sometimes problems getting into the classifieds section, even when you are already logged in... If anyone...
Forum: Thumpers 06-27-2014, 08:58 AM
Replies: 7,784
Views: 328,896
Posted By 81forest
Dang! Looks like heaven out there. I have...

Dang! Looks like heaven out there. I have mountain biked at Moab but I've only seen a fraction of the stuff you guys are riding. Great video, and I just blew an hour watching some of the other ones....
Forum: Thumpers 06-27-2014, 08:45 AM
Replies: 6,152
Views: 1,187,783
Posted By 81forest
I have always been curious about the carb vent...

I have always been curious about the carb vent filter issue, good to see it discussed here. I have been running a "catch-can" set up that I installed in order to be legal on the supermoto track; it...
Forum: Thumpers 06-25-2014, 10:50 AM
Replies: 7,784
Views: 328,896
Posted By 81forest
+1. Every time I watch the Carl's Dinner section...

+1. Every time I watch the Carl's Dinner section in Erzberg, I cannot friggin believe that those guys get their bikes through in one piece. I always wonder if they carry spare parts like shifters,...
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