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Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 02-14-2015, 08:45 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,577
Posted By bscman
Occasionally I will bring a 5ft ultralight with...

Occasionally I will bring a 5ft ultralight with me on dual sport rides. A lamiglass fly rod tube zip-tied to the front of the handlebars kept it out of the way and protected from brush.
If I know...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 11-03-2014, 05:43 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 4,498
Posted By bscman
As someone who works around fuel for a living,...

As someone who works around fuel for a living, learn the smell.
I can tell if gasoline has ethanol or not by brief sniff of the fumes.
(Never said it was healthy).

Get a clear container, add...
Forum: Thumpers 10-25-2014, 10:20 AM
Replies: 77
Views: 4,141
Posted By bscman
It seems most newer model bikes have E-start...

It seems most newer model bikes have E-start these days...But I do agree he should get a bike with a kick-starter, just like you should teach driving a manual transmission when he learns to drive......
Forum: Thumpers 10-23-2014, 07:45 PM
Replies: 9,037
Views: 1,882,920
Posted By bscman
Having 2 XR's with a pumper carb, I've got mine...

Having 2 XR's with a pumper carb, I've got mine down to firing in 1 kick cold...even if it sits a few weeks.

Turn on gas (and ignition, as I installed a keyed switch).
Pull enricher (choke) full...
Forum: Thumpers 10-14-2014, 07:44 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,314
Posted By bscman
Depends on what I'm doing, but a long piece of...

Depends on what I'm doing, but a long piece of 1/2" thick cable coils up nicely inside my cameback.
This on a padlock and I can chain it to a tree, lightpost, etc. If nothing else is around, I run...
Forum: Pacific Northwet - Where it's green. And wet. 10-09-2014, 10:58 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 801
Posted By bscman
IIRC, you have to take both a knowledge test...

IIRC, you have to take both a knowledge test ($35) and a skills test ($45) to get endorsed...

Or take a MSF class for ~$150 and ride THEIR bikes, with THEIR gas, and if you pass the course you are...
Forum: Thumpers 10-05-2014, 10:22 PM
Replies: 9,037
Views: 1,882,920
Posted By bscman
100%! Loosen the clamps and rotate the carb a...

100%!
Loosen the clamps and rotate the carb a bit, drop the fuel bowl, and remove ALL the jets. Soak them in carb cleaner, run them through the untrasonic, or whatever you've got.

Often, the...
Forum: Thumpers 10-05-2014, 10:16 PM
Replies: 9,037
Views: 1,882,920
Posted By bscman
The 99+ model years have a larger diameter...

The 99+ model years have a larger diameter splined shaft for the kick-starter.

The early bikes had a 1mm smaller shaft, which honda enlarged after several kickstart lever and shaft...
Forum: Thumpers 10-04-2014, 02:56 PM
Replies: 9,037
Views: 1,882,920
Posted By bscman
You can buy a stock piston (13101-KCY-670) an oem...

You can buy a stock piston (13101-KCY-670) an oem .25 over (13102-KCY-670) or an oem .5 over (13103-KCY-670).
Honda used to offer an OEM power-up kit with a high compression (11:1 I believe) piston...
Forum: Thumpers 10-04-2014, 12:23 AM
Replies: 9,037
Views: 1,882,920
Posted By bscman
What are the numbers COLD when kicking it over? ...

What are the numbers COLD when kicking it over?
IMHO, continually kicking it over until the numbers go up...or adding oil...is cheating and doesn't give you a true idea. A leakdown test can tell...
Forum: Thumpers 09-29-2014, 07:39 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,390
Posted By bscman
Get the $$$ from the cosmetic damage... I'm...

Get the $$$ from the cosmetic damage... I'm guessing by the fact you tried to ride it to work it was safe to operate.

Buy a used motor like this:
2011 klr650 motor 2,600mi $2,000...
Forum: Thumpers 09-28-2014, 06:18 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,005
Posted By bscman
Having owned both and extensively ridden both in...

Having owned both and extensively ridden both in the pacific NW....
I sold the BRP and still own the XR400 (two, actually).

The BRP feels like a tank in the woods...you quickly notice the...
Forum: Thumpers 09-24-2014, 08:13 PM
Replies: 9,037
Views: 1,882,920
Posted By bscman
Be careful pushing your fork tubes so far up the...

Be careful pushing your fork tubes so far up the triples...you'll cause front wheel-to-fender interference if you ever take full advantage of your fork travel, thus resulting in an epic endo.
Maybe...
Forum: Pacific Northwet - Where it's green. And wet. 09-17-2014, 08:50 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 2,649
Posted By bscman
Riding is seasonal? :rofl

Riding is seasonal? :rofl
Forum: Pacific Northwet - Where it's green. And wet. 09-16-2014, 09:54 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 2,649
Posted By bscman
As an avid hunter, and motorcycle rider...here...

As an avid hunter, and motorcycle rider...here are my thoughts.

Between bear, deer, elk, cougar, and whatever other big or small game there is always at least one open season from Aug 1 through...
Forum: Thumpers 09-14-2014, 10:20 AM
Replies: 9,037
Views: 1,882,920
Posted By bscman
+1 You can buy a full wave bridge rectifier...

+1
You can buy a full wave bridge rectifier from radio shack, rated to 50amps, for about $3. This will convert the AC of the bikes stator to DC to charge the battery.

The tusk Nicad battery pack...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 09-13-2014, 02:04 PM
Replies: 152
Views: 10,943
Posted By bscman
I come from a trials and freeride mountain bike...

I come from a trials and freeride mountain bike background, and have been riding dirbikes since I was 8yrs old.

I cover the brake and clutch with one finger ALL the time, and can fully control the...
Forum: Thumpers 09-13-2014, 08:23 AM
Replies: 9,037
Views: 1,882,920
Posted By bscman
My experience is that it will be fine with the...

My experience is that it will be fine with the stock stator assuming:

You run LEDs everywhere (signals, tail/brake) and a 55w headlight or less.

Or a 35w headlight if you use the stock...
Forum: Pacific Northwet - Where it's green. And wet. 09-12-2014, 06:42 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,519
Posted By bscman
Correct, it's all national forest service so you...

Correct, it's all national forest service so you must be road legal and have a spark arrestor.

A typical meeting place for us locals is on HWY between Clear Lake and Sedro Woolley. There is a...
Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 09-06-2014, 12:07 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 3,389
Posted By bscman
I'm a firm believer in starting on the dirt. ...

I'm a firm believer in starting on the dirt.
Go buy a used $1,600 dual sport 200-250cc thumper and RIDE it. You'll be able to sell it for exactly what you paid (or more if you're savvy) 6 months to...
Forum: Pacific Northwet - Where it's green. And wet. 08-29-2014, 06:57 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,434
Posted By bscman
The difficulty is 90% mental, simply because of...

The difficulty is 90% mental, simply because of the exposure.
There is only one (short!) section near the summit that gets a little dicey.

Not something to attempt in motorcycle boots, though!...
Forum: Pacific Northwet - Where it's green. And wet. 08-29-2014, 06:50 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,434
Posted By bscman
Glad you guys made it up. You can get a pretty...

Glad you guys made it up. You can get a pretty epic sunset up there, too!

If you're feeling daring, next time hike to the top of white chuck--ya know, if you don't mind loose, rocky, steep...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 08-25-2014, 03:22 PM
Replies: 217
Views: 17,820
Posted By bscman
Kind of contradicted yourself there, didn't ya? ...

Kind of contradicted yourself there, didn't ya?
You don't have to go in debt to build credit, but go ahead and use someone elses money on everyday purchases, using high interest plastic, to build...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 08-22-2014, 10:24 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,631
Posted By bscman
I'd be cautious using WD40 on the tire. I...

I'd be cautious using WD40 on the tire.

I usually just use a bottle of water with a hole in the cap for an instant squeeze tube. You can add a couple (just a couple) drops of dish soap if you...
Forum: Face plant 08-12-2014, 10:02 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 9,049
Posted By bscman
I too am guilty of solo riding....probably 2/3 of...

I too am guilty of solo riding....probably 2/3 of my dirtbiking and dual sporting is solo. I do "dial it back" a couple notches when solo, though!

When spot came out, it really took a lot of...
Forum: Pacific Northwet - Where it's green. And wet. 08-11-2014, 08:09 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,769
Posted By bscman
That's it. Just past Loretta Creek.

That's it. Just past Loretta Creek.
Forum: Pacific Northwet - Where it's green. And wet. 08-05-2014, 09:21 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 704
Posted By bscman
Nothing to know, really. 2 lane blacktop, with a...

Nothing to know, really. 2 lane blacktop, with a few houses and lake tyee "resort" scattered along the way.

I did almost hit a bear on Burpee Hill Rd once, about 2 years ago.
If you take this...
Forum: Pacific Northwet - Where it's green. And wet. 07-09-2014, 10:33 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 406
Posted By bscman
XR400 & TW200 in Chelan 7-4-15 (WABDR)

To the the two guys we ran across in town, then again later on top of the mountain...(Mike and Dan, IIRC...didn't get yer ADV handle).

We never crossed paths again in Conconully or along 37...Just...
Forum: Pacific Northwet - Where it's green. And wet. 07-01-2014, 07:06 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 783
Posted By bscman
The popular rides in our immediate area seem to...

The popular rides in our immediate area seem to be Finney-Cumberland, also know as Forest Service Rd 17, along with 18. Miles and miles of roads to explore.
You can make loop from the lower end of...
Forum: Pacific Northwet - Where it's green. And wet. 06-18-2014, 07:51 AM
Replies: 41
Views: 4,745
Posted By bscman
Holy ancient revived thread! Started in '05, last...

Holy ancient revived thread! Started in '05, last post in '06!

I'm not far from bellingham, but my "dual sport" is a plated dirtbike extended pavement pouding it not my forte.
Forum: Thumpers 06-11-2014, 07:03 AM
Replies: 9,037
Views: 1,882,920
Posted By bscman
Sorry for the delay. Yes, I ran the red...

Sorry for the delay.

Yes, I ran the red gripper sides with the black gripper top...I'll see if I can get a picture in the next day or two. Gripper seat covers are just that--grippy. I actually...
Forum: Thumpers 06-11-2014, 06:55 AM
Replies: 9,037
Views: 1,882,920
Posted By bscman
FWIW, I'm running the stock stators in my...

FWIW, I'm running the stock stators in my XR400's.

35/35w headlight, LED signals, LED tail/brake lights, and I have a USB power port wired in to run the GPS or charge gopro. Works fine with no...
Forum: Face plant 06-07-2014, 04:08 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 3,346
Posted By bscman
Whiskey Throttle strikes again! My last...

Whiskey Throttle strikes again!

My last experience with it resulted in a dislocated thumb and a couple cracked ribs. Never a fun feeling. Don't push the recovery!
Forum: Pacific Northwet - Where it's green. And wet. 06-03-2014, 07:02 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,254
Posted By bscman
Agreed. I find it does a decent job in mud as...

Agreed. I find it does a decent job in mud as well.

For the rear, I prefer a Kenda Trackmaster II.
One of the knobbiest you'll get for DOT approved. Works very well offroad for a DOT tire, but...
Forum: Thumpers 05-30-2014, 04:38 PM
Replies: 9,037
Views: 1,882,920
Posted By bscman
Having had both the IMS and Clarke 4ish gallon...

Having had both the IMS and Clarke 4ish gallon tanks, I prefer the Clarke.
However, I run a mikuni pumper...i.e. the idle screw is not an issue!
Forum: Pacific Northwet - Where it's green. And wet. 05-29-2014, 08:05 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 709
Posted By bscman
They're pretty proud of it too. They are...

They're pretty proud of it too.
They are advertising on Bellingham Craigslist under the name "Lifystyles Triumph." :evil
Forum: Thumpers 05-29-2014, 08:03 AM
Replies: 9,037
Views: 1,882,920
Posted By bscman
I have the seat concepts and I love it. I...

I have the seat concepts and I love it.
I bought a ragged old seat on Ebay for $26 shipped, just to have the seat pan...I stapled the seat concepts foam/cover myself. This way I can swap seats back...
Forum: Thumpers 05-12-2014, 07:18 AM
Replies: 9,037
Views: 1,882,920
Posted By bscman
Wow, the gearing some of you use is pretty tall! ...

Wow, the gearing some of you use is pretty tall!

I'm running a 15/47 most of the time, dropping to a 14/47 when I know I'll be mostly trail riding...Gets pretty buzzy much over 50mph (about 73mph...
Forum: Face plant 05-12-2014, 07:00 AM
Replies: 79
Views: 10,123
Posted By bscman
While I agree the truck appears at fault, it was...

While I agree the truck appears at fault, it was a VERY avoidable accident. You could see it happening well before you shifted to 3rd gear. You could have slowed down with PLENTY of time to spare.
...
Forum: Pacific Northwet - Where it's green. And wet. 05-10-2014, 03:35 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,856
Posted By bscman
This is correct. It was still a through road last...

This is correct. It was still a through road last summer.

Once you hit the "dead end" sign, the road turns to gravel.
The road follows the river briefly, then winds uphill. You'll come to the...
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