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Forum: Equipment 09-04-2014, 08:11 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 578
Posted By IanInCalgary
Alternative to Wolfman Side Racks?

I recently sold my bike c/w Wolfman side racks. I'm now in the market for side racks for my new bike (WR250R).

What racks are comparable to the Wolfman rack? I use the Wolfman Expedition saddle...
Forum: Ride reports 08-31-2014, 03:26 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 5,349
Posted By IanInCalgary
Vibration Reduction

Ned,

I've had a DRZ-400S for the past few years and have done a few long-distance trips. Most recent trip was from Calgary to Telluride and back (about 5,500 km). I got back home about 3 weeks...
Forum: Ride reports 08-29-2014, 07:33 AM
Replies: 110
Views: 13,236
Posted By IanInCalgary
Big Dog has a saying along the lines of "It takes...

Big Dog has a saying along the lines of "It takes 12 HP to go around the world. Any more is just wheel spin."

It looks like you're validating his saying - a stock WR has about 15 HP at 12,000 ft....
Forum: Ride reports 08-14-2014, 07:25 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 2,032
Posted By IanInCalgary
Easy DRZ Jetting Fix

I just got back to Calgary after riding to Telluride and doing most of the passes.

After a trip to Yellowstone last year I realized I had to do something to my DRZ 400 to avoid rough running at...
Forum: Canada 07-15-2014, 11:29 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,630
Posted By IanInCalgary
As indicated by others it is important to get the...

As indicated by others it is important to get the tire hot (leave in the sun for 1/2 hour or so), use lots of lube, and keep the bead in the drop centre of the rim (you may need to use some C-clamps...
Forum: The Rockies It's all downhill from here... 07-12-2014, 04:15 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 514
Posted By IanInCalgary
Oil Change on COBDR

In a couple of weeks I'll be doing a trip from Calgary to Colorado and back and will need to do an oil change along, or near, the COBDR.

Any recommended places to purchase/change/dispose oil?
...
Forum: Thumpers 03-26-2014, 11:29 AM
Replies: 24,171
Views: 4,132,396
Posted By IanInCalgary
My bike is also stock - no rejetting or 3x3. Last...

My bike is also stock - no rejetting or 3x3. Last summer on my trip to Yellowstone when I was above 6,500 ft the bike ran poorly going up hills while on the Interstate. Everything ran normally at...
Forum: Thumpers 03-17-2014, 06:58 AM
Replies: 24,171
Views: 4,132,396
Posted By IanInCalgary
I doubt the stock chain length is long enough for...

I doubt the stock chain length is long enough for 16:47 (refer to my post from a few days ago). You'd have a better chance with 14:43 using a stock chain.

Ian
Forum: Thumpers 03-15-2014, 07:15 AM
Replies: 24,171
Views: 4,132,396
Posted By IanInCalgary
I did a bit of measuring and calculating and came...

I did a bit of measuring and calculating and came up with the following sprocket combinations that should work for an S model:

Stock Chain 112 links
16: 42, 43, 44, 45, 46
15: 42, 43, 44, 45,...
Forum: Thumpers 03-14-2014, 08:23 PM
Replies: 24,171
Views: 4,132,396
Posted By IanInCalgary
I doubt you can use the stock chain with this...

I doubt you can use the stock chain with this combo. I had a shop replace my chain part way through a trip and the shop cut the chain to 110 links (stock is 112). With stock 15:44 the snail was...
Forum: Thumpers 03-14-2014, 11:24 AM
Replies: 24,171
Views: 4,132,396
Posted By IanInCalgary
You'll need to shorten the chain by at least 2...

You'll need to shorten the chain by at least 2 links if you're going to 14:41.

Ian
Forum: Thumpers 03-11-2014, 07:18 PM
Replies: 24,171
Views: 4,132,396
Posted By IanInCalgary
I second what Mark said. I was on a 4,500 km...

I second what Mark said. I was on a 4,500 km trip last year http://advrider.com/forums/showthread.php?t=906927&highlight=Lycan1 and will be going on about a 6,000 km trip this year. My bike has no...
Forum: Thumpers 03-10-2014, 08:15 PM
Replies: 24,171
Views: 4,132,396
Posted By IanInCalgary
Easier Lifting

Ron,

Whenever possible, after dropping your bike on a hill, rotate the bike so the wheels are downhill. Makes the job of lifting the bike way easier.

I try not to practice this too much.
...
Forum: Canada 02-09-2014, 07:39 PM
Replies: 4,810
Views: 383,458
Posted By IanInCalgary
fasteer, Thanks for the info. I'll give...

fasteer,

Thanks for the info. I'll give Trillion a call.

Ian
Forum: Canada 02-09-2014, 10:17 AM
Replies: 4,810
Views: 383,458
Posted By IanInCalgary
TIG Welder?

I need a small amount (about 2 linear inches) of TIG welding performed on carbon steel. Anyone have good experiences with a welder they can recommend in Calgary?

Ian
Forum: Thumpers 01-10-2014, 04:16 PM
Replies: 24,171
Views: 4,132,396
Posted By IanInCalgary
Gearing for Colorado Passes

I may be riding my completely stock 400S (no mods to the intake or exhaust) in Colorado this summer and will be doing several of the 12,000 ft passes.

I will likely put several holes in the air...
Forum: Thumpers 11-22-2013, 08:10 PM
Replies: 24,171
Views: 4,132,396
Posted By IanInCalgary
I've got a Clarke 3.9 gallon on my 400S - no...

I've got a Clarke 3.9 gallon on my 400S - no problems. Choke is accessible (but partially hidden) and still easy to turn on/off, and no problems with Unabike rad guards. When I searched the web...
Forum: Canada 11-17-2013, 07:57 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 760
Posted By IanInCalgary
Possible Thread Hijack

In keeping with the theme of the original thread title, I was quite annoyed when I heard on the radio about the Remembrance Day "holiday weekend". I suspect the significance of November 11 will...
Forum: Ride reports 10-29-2013, 07:41 PM
Replies: 465
Views: 93,718
Posted By IanInCalgary
Cheap Thrills

BigDog,

I enjoyed your description of screaming down the hill on your mountain bike. It seems we have most fun, and the fondest memories, when we have the least amount of gear.

Ian
Forum: Day Trippin' 10-18-2013, 12:10 PM
Replies: 86
Views: 9,966
Posted By IanInCalgary
The lightning strikes were closer than you...

The lightning strikes were closer than you thought - the speed of sound is about 1,100 ft/sec.

I'm looking forward to your descriptions of how well your equipment worked out. I'd like to hear...
Forum: Canada 10-04-2013, 07:01 AM
Replies: 4,810
Views: 383,458
Posted By IanInCalgary
Great Riding Weather This Weekend

Weather forecast for the weekend is looking good! Anyone have a ride planned without too much mud? I'm finishing the season with non-aggressive tires.

Ian
Forum: Canada 09-20-2013, 08:09 AM
Replies: 4,810
Views: 383,458
Posted By IanInCalgary
Time, An alternative to modifying your seat...

Time,

An alternative to modifying your seat is to add a pad. I ride a DRZ400 and use Sweet Cheeks. I was on a 2-week ride earlier this summer and had no discomfort at all. Without Sweet Cheeks...
Forum: Canada 09-09-2013, 07:01 PM
Replies: 288
Views: 26,354
Posted By IanInCalgary
Many Thanks

Great job of choosing the routes, Mike. Thank you!

And thanks to the Anacortes group who let me tag along at a pleasant pace that let us enjoy the scenery and the riding at the same time.

Ian
Forum: Canada 08-31-2013, 05:51 AM
Replies: 4,810
Views: 383,458
Posted By IanInCalgary
Wow, talk about the kiss of death! Are you in...

Wow, talk about the kiss of death! Are you in the market for a new ride?

Ian
Forum: Canada 08-31-2013, 05:48 AM
Replies: 4,810
Views: 383,458
Posted By IanInCalgary
Kaboom[/I] before then....... Talk about the...

Kaboom[/I] before then.......

Talk about the kiss of death!

Ian
Forum: Day Trippin' 08-27-2013, 08:03 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 3,147
Posted By IanInCalgary
Blackberries Make for a Worthwhile Trip

I'm envious of your blackberry harvest. They are a true west coast treat.

I get to a small island east of Vancouver Island most summers. I time my trip for when the blackberries are in season...
Forum: Canada 08-23-2013, 06:38 AM
Replies: 4,810
Views: 383,458
Posted By IanInCalgary
Limestone Mountain

Anyone up for a ride to Limestone Mountain this Sunday?

Meeting place is Tim's in Cochrane. I'll have wheels rolling at 10:00 AM.

Ian
Forum: Canada 08-19-2013, 09:12 AM
Replies: 4,810
Views: 383,458
Posted By IanInCalgary
Powderface Trail Still Closed :(

I thought I'd do a loop through Bragg Creek, Powderface Trail, and Hwy 40 to get a chocolate bar at the Fortress gas station. The south end of Powderface is baricaded!!

I guess I misunderstood...
Forum: Canada 08-13-2013, 06:47 AM
Replies: 4,810
Views: 383,458
Posted By IanInCalgary
The road narrows to 1 lane (briefly) just beyond...

The road narrows to 1 lane (briefly) just beyond the bridge at Mountainaire.

Roads are open to Limestone Mountain.

Some form of dust control stuff has been applied to the Trunk Road. Hardly...
Forum: Ride reports 08-02-2013, 04:13 PM
Replies: 75
Views: 6,918
Posted By IanInCalgary
Idaho Crazy Part II

Was actually was way tougher than it looks. It was a fairly steep downhill with foliage at head height making it difficult to see forward or down (or anywhere for that matter). There was some...
Forum: Ride reports 07-29-2013, 06:00 PM
Replies: 75
Views: 6,918
Posted By IanInCalgary
Happy Trails!

Thank you, Lee, for doing the legwork leading up to the trip. Pouring over maps, files, and trip reports to get the routes organized is a major undertaking. I appreciate your efforts immensely.
...
Forum: Ride reports 07-28-2013, 08:29 PM
Replies: 75
Views: 6,918
Posted By IanInCalgary
ADV Tire Porn

In honour of Little Wan I've attached before and after pictures of our tires. I used Dunlop D606 front and rear; Lee used a Michelin T63 (I think) front and the infamous Heidenau rear (I don't know...
Forum: Ride reports 07-28-2013, 01:43 PM
Replies: 75
Views: 6,918
Posted By IanInCalgary
Damn Nail

This little roofing nail was all it took to stop us for a while. I didn't accurately time how long we were stopped - but it was just over an hour. Lee, working at his typical hyperspeed, had the...
Forum: Ride reports 07-28-2013, 01:24 PM
Replies: 75
Views: 6,918
Posted By IanInCalgary
Metaline Highlights

A couple of must-do things in Metaline: The fruit pies in the cafe are to die for. I had cherry pie with my lunch (lots of cherries with little filler) and commented how good it was at breakfast...
Forum: Ride reports 07-28-2013, 11:21 AM
Replies: 75
Views: 6,918
Posted By IanInCalgary
The Boundary Dam Powerline Towers

The towers from the generator station up to the top of the hill adjacent to the dam looked like they were designed by Salvador Dali. The picture doesn't show it well, but there are power cables...
Forum: Ride reports 07-28-2013, 08:36 AM
Replies: 75
Views: 6,918
Posted By IanInCalgary
Before We Headed Out for the Day

We stopped by a carwash to clean Lee's bike and lube the chain. Lee doesn't waste time doing stuff. Here, he looks like a focused NASCAR pit crew guy getting ready to wash his bike.

Ian...
Forum: Ride reports 07-28-2013, 07:52 AM
Replies: 75
Views: 6,918
Posted By IanInCalgary
Wasps and Statistics

It's always fun when the other guy gets stung by a wasp!

We each fell only once during the trip. The falls were when stationary, onto asphalt, and not witnessed by the other person.

The more...
Forum: Ride reports 07-27-2013, 08:13 PM
Replies: 75
Views: 6,918
Posted By IanInCalgary
Helping the Damsel

Lee was quick like a bunny to change the tire on the lady's SUV. I've never seen tires so worn - all tires were worn to the steel belts. Picking up the flat tire was like picking up a porcupine. ...
Forum: Ride reports 07-27-2013, 04:47 PM
Replies: 75
Views: 6,918
Posted By IanInCalgary
Day 8 Prequel

A good friend once said "Don't ever order fish in the desert." Elk City isn't in the desert but it was hot and dry. When we arrived in Elk City after a long, hot ride we went into the convenience...
Forum: Ride reports 07-27-2013, 03:40 PM
Replies: 75
Views: 6,918
Posted By IanInCalgary
Rancher's Life

When we took the track through the Rancher's yard then on to the wagon trail I had a bad feeling.

We stopped to take in the scenery and I was to take a picture of Lee as he rode into the sunset. ...
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