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Forum: Ride reports 07-04-2014, 10:22 PM
Replies: 282
Views: 23,010
Posted By wescnmbkr1
Wink Arwenalaska

Great trip, terrific photos, thoughtful narration!!
Good to know you had such a great journey, and home safely.
Forum: Ride reports 06-14-2014, 01:58 PM
Replies: 282
Views: 23,010
Posted By wescnmbkr1

:huhOhoh--this is not a "Beemer", it is actually the Honda STP 1300 (ST1300 Police Special).
This is a great travel log!! :clap
Happy Trails!:freaky
Forum: Ride reports 06-09-2014, 08:41 PM
Replies: 282
Views: 23,010
Posted By wescnmbkr1

:clapHave followed your adventure from your home thru Bellingham, WA., all through your travel's up to today, June 9, 2014. Or at least that is this evenings date as I write------CONGRATULATIONS on...
Forum: Beasts 01-19-2014, 01:34 PM
Replies: 24,068
Views: 4,365,359
Posted By wescnmbkr1
XT1200 Tenere center stand Lifting Handle

Recently I met with a group of Tenere riders, and had several comments as where to purchase the Folding Lifting Handle I have mounted to the frame under the riders seat. It is now being supplied in...
Forum: Canada 04-15-2013, 07:03 PM
Replies: 83
Views: 3,522
Posted By wescnmbkr1

You don't have to be a Canadian to feel the way you do !!!!:clap
Forum: Road warriors 03-21-2013, 05:42 PM
Replies: 3,392
Views: 367,903
Posted By wescnmbkr1

Well for the past couple of years we have heard about, read about, but not seen about! Idea's written about, a couple of magazine test rides, but still no release of the real motorcycle for the...
Forum: The Garage 02-26-2013, 06:03 PM
Replies: 241
Views: 34,006
Posted By wescnmbkr1

:thumbYou have the kind of shop and equipment I've always dreamed of some day having, and living in similar surroundings--------guess I'll have to continue dreaming!
Great equipment, quality...
Forum: Pacific Northwet - Where it's green. And wet. 02-23-2013, 06:40 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,644
Posted By wescnmbkr1

Although your original post was Feb 18; Aerostich has a sale going on with an extra % discount this weekend Feb 23.:norton
Forum: Equipment 10-12-2012, 04:07 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 692
Posted By wescnmbkr1

Oxtar boots are usually a little wider than other brands. Oxtar had to change their name; now known as TCX Boots, Made in Italy.

I wear a wide shoe (not 15 4E) and they were the only brand wide...
Forum: Some Assembly Required 08-16-2012, 08:21 PM
Replies: 88
Views: 35,080
Posted By wescnmbkr1

Wish I had your project!!!
Sounds like you are or will be searching for numerous 1st generation Triumph pieces. I used to work with a gentleman who lived & breathed Triumph. If he no longer has...
Forum: Americas 07-30-2012, 08:59 PM
Replies: 190
Views: 15,440
Posted By wescnmbkr1

Thanks for the great posting of the Trans Labrador Highway. Planning this for next summer. Great Information!
Thanks for relating cautions where needed.
Forum: Airheads 07-13-2012, 07:48 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,237
Posted By wescnmbkr1

Pilot Jet----just off idle
Forum: Orange Crush 06-07-2012, 05:47 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,565
Posted By wescnmbkr1
New Tire Balance

New tire will have a "colored dot" on the side wall near the bead area, this "dot" is the light area of the tire and should be used to locate the valve stem; in other words line up the "dot" with the...
Forum: Americas 04-01-2012, 09:02 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 2,185
Posted By wescnmbkr1

Happy Trails to you!! You will be covering a lot of territory in a short period of time, especially trying to enjoy the scenery along the way. One thing I haven't seen mentioned, I suggest you get...
Forum: The Garage 03-12-2012, 04:43 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 2,051
Posted By wescnmbkr1

Pathfinder's had a habbit of cracking exhaust manifolds and breaking exhaust manifold mounting studs/bolts----because of the tight clearance in this area of the engine compartment it can get costly...
Forum: Beasts 03-06-2012, 05:20 PM
Replies: 24,068
Views: 4,365,359
Posted By wescnmbkr1

It's called a pillow.:rofl
Forum: Face plant 02-27-2012, 04:49 PM
Replies: 2,620
Views: 617,654
Posted By wescnmbkr1

:huh Just found your thread; A dreaded experience all riders worry about ! Hope your recovery improves so you and your family continue a good life together. Keep your spirits high and enjoy the...
Forum: Equipment 02-26-2012, 04:25 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 3,200
Posted By wescnmbkr1
Sidi Boots

All Sidi Boots are cut for NARROW FEET !!!!
Forum: Beasts 02-15-2012, 11:07 AM
Replies: 222
Views: 129,137
Posted By wescnmbkr1
Anakee Tire

Red Cat---Thanks for the good Anakee tire recomendation. Your descriptive answer is what I was hoping to read.
Forum: Canada 02-14-2012, 08:29 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,680
Posted By wescnmbkr1
Too Tall and squonker

:wink: I can verify that the storms in June 2008 did great damage to the roads from Fort Providence through to Fort Nelson. I had just returned to Fort Providence on the McKenzie Hwy after spending...
Forum: Beasts 02-14-2012, 08:01 PM
Replies: 222
Views: 129,137
Posted By wescnmbkr1
Michelin Anakee Tires

:jjen I'm trying to get some feedback from riders using the Michelin Anakee dual-sport tires. How do they react to gravel roads, dirt 2-track roads, calcium based roads?? I'd like to hear from GS, or...
Forum: Orange Crush 02-10-2012, 08:22 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,771
Posted By wescnmbkr1
1WD and scruffy

7mm(.273 inch) plug gap would be too large, you might have meant .7mm (.0273 inch):wink:
Forum: Equipment 01-29-2012, 11:43 AM
Replies: 604
Views: 217,677
Posted By wescnmbkr1

Good Thinking! Clever way to support the center pole.
I have been using the tent "foot print" as cover for my Suzuki for about 4 years. Very adaptable and relatively inexpensive, packs compactly,...
Forum: Beasts 01-13-2012, 05:22 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 14,961
Posted By wescnmbkr1

This is very interesting! Where were the pictures taken? Did you take the pictures, and/or were they taken at one of the many European Motorcycle Shows?? I'm very interested to know more about...
Forum: The Rockies It's all downhill from here... 01-05-2012, 08:56 PM
Replies: 74
Views: 4,819
Posted By wescnmbkr1

Looks like you've got a good start on something the industry needs, if you can keep the cost figures reasonable.
I'm unable to tell if you already have used the idea; but the Columbia & REI...
Forum: Thumpers 12-26-2011, 07:57 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 9,117
Posted By wescnmbkr1
DR650 Windscreen

Cee Bailey windscreen's are top quality!! Choose carefully to get the right height.
Online @

Forum: Beasts 12-13-2011, 08:08 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,034
Posted By wescnmbkr1
'12 XT1200 Tenere (center stand assist handle)

Does anyone know of a supplier or manufacturer of an assist handle for lifting onto the centerstand?:mully
Forum: GPS 101 - Which GPS For Me 11-05-2011, 07:29 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,881
Posted By wescnmbkr1

I've been using my 1st generation SPOT since early 2008. Was on my m/c journey for 8 weeks & was able to let my family & friends I was "OK." Two years ago I lost it somewhere, so reported to it...
Forum: Ride reports 08-19-2011, 10:48 PM
Replies: 1,104
Views: 497,152
Posted By wescnmbkr1
Great Write Up

Cheryl & Leslie,
I commend you both for finishing a long journey dedicated to help other's a little less fortunate!
I too have followed your expedition from the beginning. You have done an...
Forum: Thumpers 07-29-2011, 05:29 PM
Replies: 96,115
Views: 18,118,064
Posted By wescnmbkr1
COGENT Dynamics

:freakyCheck COGENT Dynamics, go to ( Ask to discuss your situation with Rick. He built my rear shock, ordered new frt. fork springs from Race Tech, including...
Forum: Ride reports 07-24-2011, 08:32 PM
Replies: 1,104
Views: 497,152
Posted By wescnmbkr1

:kumbaya:superGary, Deb, & Duke, my hat is off to you for beeing such gracious hosts, and for more than just a day or two. You have renewd my faith in GOOD HONEST OLD TIME MOTORCYCLISTS!! Seems...
Forum: Ride reports 07-12-2011, 09:22 PM
Replies: 1,104
Views: 497,152
Posted By wescnmbkr1
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:clapThis comprehensive Report on the Triumph Tiger 800XC is excellent! According to your reporting the fuel mileage now about 350km per tank full[ equates to about 46 mpg (US) which seems...
Forum: Ride reports 07-05-2011, 10:26 AM
Replies: 1,104
Views: 497,152
Posted By wescnmbkr1

Great job reporting & showing pictures of the terrain & wildlife!
Your fuel mileage figures approximately 38.46 US MPG, at that rate your using approximately 4.52 US Gallons per 290KM (174 Miles...
Forum: Ride reports 06-28-2011, 10:15 PM
Replies: 1,104
Views: 497,152
Posted By wescnmbkr1

Consider using a thin sheet of Neopreen, wraping the sides around a frame rail & secured with a few Zip Ties. A major Hardware Store should be able to stock the Neopreen sheet, or some alternative...
Forum: Ride reports 06-22-2011, 10:02 PM
Replies: 161
Views: 26,922
Posted By wescnmbkr1

Just wanted to CONGRATULATE YOU on your accomplishing your Xross Country trip on the "tidler Hodaka." In their day they were an excellent bike. You have proved their endurance! Good...
Forum: Old's Cool 06-09-2011, 09:02 PM
Replies: 57
Views: 2,502
Posted By wescnmbkr1
6 volt vs 12 volt

I think the internal difference is the wire gauge and number of windings.:huh
Forum: Hacks 06-09-2011, 08:40 PM
Replies: 97
Views: 7,626
Posted By wescnmbkr1
Winter Tires

Have you searched in Canada????:*sip*
Forum: Parallel Universe 06-09-2011, 04:54 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 3,326
Posted By wescnmbkr1

Any production item won't please everyone all the time for all ocations and all equipment!:evil
Forum: Day Trippin' 06-06-2011, 08:58 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 6,212
Posted By wescnmbkr1

Good follow up report. Your comment about your DR650 is interesting. I too have built a DR650SE which I truely enjoy. My journey in '08 took me up to Yellowknife, NWT, Yukon Territory, BC, and...
Forum: Pacific Northwet - Where it's green. And wet. 06-06-2011, 08:21 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 3,765
Posted By wescnmbkr1

Seattle Cycle
Aurora Ave North, Seattle
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