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Forum: Americas 03-25-2015, 09:07 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,244
Posted By OrangeYZ
2011 One KLR650, one DR650 8,000 miles there...

2011
One KLR650, one DR650
8,000 miles there and back from Oregon, went to Arctic Ocean and Anchorage.
Three weeks, including staying at a cabin in AK for three or four days.
Both of us ending up...
Forum: Americas 03-24-2015, 02:22 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 468
Posted By OrangeYZ
Somebody on another forum had a similar question,...

Somebody on another forum had a similar question, so I have this map laying around:

http://i194.photobucket.com/albums/z8/brokowsj/Map_zpskvlrbmgo.png

The Bonneville Salt Flats are much closer...
Forum: Thumpers 03-19-2015, 12:40 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 948
Posted By OrangeYZ
Unfortunately you are the only person who has...

Unfortunately you are the only person who has ever expressed interest in such a thing, and it's just not worth it to manufacture them for such a single-buyer market.
Forum: Thumpers 03-13-2015, 11:00 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 790
Posted By OrangeYZ
Have ridden a 525 with the MT21 and the Maxxis...

Have ridden a 525 with the MT21 and the Maxxis Desert IT.
Do recommend the MT21. It's my favorite.
Do not recommend the Maxxis. It works for me on a 300, but something about the 525 makes it...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 03-04-2015, 10:55 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 656
Posted By OrangeYZ
Left side 1: I can use my left hand to mess...

Left side
1: I can use my left hand to mess with it while riding
2: Messing with it is like talking to R2-D2, and I can hear it on the left side under 20mph as opposed to the top where I can't hear...
Forum: Thumpers 03-03-2015, 05:59 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 2,360
Posted By OrangeYZ
A little bit of brake and then I tried to pull...

A little bit of brake and then I tried to pull the bars over the log. Front wheel got over, rear wheel hit. It would have gone perfectly if I was going about 20 mph slower :deal
Forum: Thumpers 03-02-2015, 01:44 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 2,360
Posted By OrangeYZ
How about fourth gear? <iframe...

How about fourth gear?


<iframe src="https://www.youtube.com/embed/QcR0JGgYLD8" allowfullscreen="" frameborder="0" height="315" width="560"></iframe>
Forum: Thumpers 02-28-2015, 02:33 PM
Replies: 57
Views: 3,465
Posted By OrangeYZ
http://i.imgur.com/pHl5m.jpg

http://i.imgur.com/pHl5m.jpg
Forum: Pacific Northwet - Where it's green. And wet. 02-19-2015, 09:13 AM
Replies: 77
Views: 3,481
Posted By OrangeYZ
For shoulder carry I agree. My ribs should only...

For shoulder carry I agree. My ribs should only be touched by the soft, squishy inside of my arm.

But once upon a time (before ATGMOTT for me), I looped out on a gravel road wearing jeans, and...
Forum: Pacific Northwet - Where it's green. And wet. 02-19-2015, 08:20 AM
Replies: 77
Views: 3,481
Posted By OrangeYZ
Yes. But I carry on the beaten path too, so...

Yes.
But I carry on the beaten path too, so take that answer for what it's worth :deal



When people give their answer, things usually go ok. When they tell other people what their opinion...
Forum: Thumpers 02-17-2015, 08:21 AM
Replies: 57
Views: 3,465
Posted By OrangeYZ
A new Timbersled is about 6k. A new dirt bike to...

A new Timbersled is about 6k. A new dirt bike to put it on is about 8k.
Comparing apples to apples, a new snowmobile is about 12-16k.
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 01-26-2015, 07:19 AM
Replies: 44
Views: 5,622
Posted By OrangeYZ
"Oh God this guy from the internet wants to argue...

"Oh God this guy from the internet wants to argue about oil in real life!!! Fuck it I'm out, you deal with him buddy!"
Forum: Pacific Northwet - Where it's green. And wet. 01-21-2015, 10:36 AM
Replies: 145
Views: 13,037
Posted By OrangeYZ
South to North: Tough but doable. Might not be...

South to North: Tough but doable. Might not be ideal if you want to go east to Packwood rather than north to Randle. I'd rather drop off the trail to the east between Jumbo and Sunrise Peaks and go...
Forum: Equipment 01-20-2015, 03:06 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,736
Posted By OrangeYZ
Included: -Things needed to haul two bikes ...

Included:
-Things needed to haul two bikes
-Things needed to be legal

Not included:
-One single pound of anything else

http://i194.photobucket.com/albums/z8/brokowsj/P1010118.jpg
Forum: Thumpers 01-16-2015, 10:19 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 840
Posted By OrangeYZ
I don't know, when riding a 250/300 I never once...

I don't know, when riding a 250/300 I never once said "I need more torque here, I wish I had brought my 525."
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 01-15-2015, 12:19 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,562
Posted By OrangeYZ
I did it once when nobody was around just to see...

I did it once when nobody was around just to see if it was possible.

Once.
Forum: Thumpers 01-13-2015, 07:52 AM
Replies: 160
Views: 9,142
Posted By OrangeYZ
Yeah, the sprocket thing is not a good idea by...

Yeah, the sprocket thing is not a good idea by any measurement in any universe.

Look at a current rear hub: it typically has 6 large bolts and nuts holding the sprocket and 4-6 much smaller bolts...
Forum: Thumpers 01-12-2015, 06:12 PM
Replies: 160
Views: 9,142
Posted By OrangeYZ
Why?

Why?
Forum: Americas 01-10-2015, 07:11 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 2,738
Posted By OrangeYZ
Like everyone else I forget what the budget...

Like everyone else I forget what the budget actually was.
Friend and I spent about $1700 each.
Paid for camping once, did the Arctic Ocean bus tour, he replaced wheel bearings and I replaced brake...
Forum: Americas 01-09-2015, 11:56 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,488
Posted By OrangeYZ
I should maybe take that back since that was the...

I should maybe take that back since that was the car/truck price and we're all talking about motorcycles here.
In 2013 Bryce Canyon and Zion were both $25 entries. Arches was $10. Pretty sure...
Forum: Pacific Northwet - Where it's green. And wet. 01-08-2015, 01:01 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 684
Posted By OrangeYZ
Most likely. The maiden voyage for my snow bike...

Most likely.
The maiden voyage for my snow bike was a little less than an hour of actually being away from the truck, but it felt like a decent trip.
Second ride felt like it was all day, even...
Forum: Thumpers 01-07-2015, 09:10 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 2,192
Posted By OrangeYZ
Somewhere between intermediate and expert 525...

Somewhere between intermediate and expert
525 EXC
Fire roads, desert trail, rocky single track
Usually dry, sometimes wet and muddy
D606 rear, MT21 front. Happy with this combo

On both rear...
Forum: Americas 01-07-2015, 08:50 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,488
Posted By OrangeYZ
Also the geezer pass is good for 50% off camping...

Also the geezer pass is good for 50% off camping fees in National Parks and in National Forest Campgrounds and maybe at BLM Campgrounds and maybe at State Park Campgrounds.
The rest of us pass does...
Forum: The British Invasion: Triumph Tigers 01-06-2015, 08:23 AM
Replies: 112
Views: 8,097
Posted By OrangeYZ
This. Why would I want a 530 twin that's 50 lbs...

This. Why would I want a 530 twin that's 50 lbs lighter than a Tiger when I have a 530 single that's 200 lbs lighter?

Or looking at it from the other way, if I start with a 530 single and change...
Forum: Pacific Northwet - Where it's green. And wet. 01-05-2015, 10:45 AM
Replies: 41
Views: 4,044
Posted By OrangeYZ
Yep. Looking at Mt Thielsen and Diamond Lake

Yep. Looking at Mt Thielsen and Diamond Lake
Forum: Pacific Northwet - Where it's green. And wet. 01-03-2015, 06:24 AM
Replies: 41
Views: 4,044
Posted By OrangeYZ
http://i194.photobucket.com/albums/z8/brokowsj/IMG...

http://i194.photobucket.com/albums/z8/brokowsj/IMG_2870_zps4085ea68.jpg
Forum: Thumpers 12-26-2014, 04:53 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 4,948
Posted By OrangeYZ
I have ridden one! Today! Freakin finally,...

I have ridden one! Today! Freakin finally, since I bought it in May and this has been the second winter in a row that came a month or two late.

Compared to a snowmobile: I have no idea. Never...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 12-22-2014, 10:11 AM
Replies: 63
Views: 6,310
Posted By OrangeYZ
Don't buy a bike and you can tell the wife what...

Don't buy a bike and you can tell the wife what she needs to hear:

http://www.american-buddha.com/ateamamerica87a.jpg
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 12-22-2014, 09:55 AM
Replies: 63
Views: 6,310
Posted By OrangeYZ
55 to 64 probably accounts for 16.3% of all...

55 to 64 probably accounts for 16.3% of all people with driver's licenses too.


Edit: It's twoo!
Get a license at 16, lose it at 71 (Calm down Grampa it just makes the math easier), that's a 55...
Forum: Americas 12-18-2014, 08:33 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,618
Posted By OrangeYZ
On the budget subject: Assuming you're not...

On the budget subject:
Assuming you're not staying in Florida when you're done.

On a KLR expect 50 mpg if you're putting and seeing the sights, 40 if you're moving at highway speed. If gas is 4...
Forum: Thumpers 12-14-2014, 07:58 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 2,535
Posted By OrangeYZ
'11 got the six speed. With the five speed,...

'11 got the six speed.

With the five speed, there is a substantial difference between the XCW and the XC transmissions. With the six speeds only first gear is much lower. Second gear is barely...
Forum: Americas 12-14-2014, 07:52 AM
Replies: 55
Views: 3,181
Posted By OrangeYZ
Now that the four pages of "You don't need a gun"...

Now that the four pages of "You don't need a gun" are out of the way, I have another question about what the law is:
Can you drive/ride through a national park with a non-restricted firearm?

More...
Forum: Americas 12-12-2014, 08:48 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,370
Posted By OrangeYZ
If you are going to do an out-and-back, riding...

If you are going to do an out-and-back, riding 199 up to the tunnel and turning around to ride up 101 to Reedsport sounds a lot more fun than 80 miles of I-5 and going out-and-back on 138.
Forum: Americas 12-11-2014, 03:49 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,370
Posted By OrangeYZ
Yes I don't think there's any good way to do...

Yes

I don't think there's any good way to do both that and Umpqua Lighthouse at Reedsport though.
Forum: Americas 12-09-2014, 11:34 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,370
Posted By OrangeYZ
Going from Umpqua (Roseburg) to Klamath Falls:...

Going from Umpqua (Roseburg) to Klamath Falls: You're already planning on going to Crater Lake, right? Right?

And if you're going there, by Highway 138 past Diamond lake, there are some cool...
Forum: Pacific Northwet - Where it's green. And wet. 12-07-2014, 10:39 AM
Replies: 334
Views: 20,539
Posted By OrangeYZ
Not likely. Same tragic excuse as last time: too...

Not likely. Same tragic excuse as last time: too much motorcycling planned :cry

If I can go it'll probably be at the last minute
Forum: Pacific Northwet - Where it's green. And wet. 12-04-2014, 11:42 AM
Replies: 41
Views: 4,044
Posted By OrangeYZ
What kind of 250 do you have? 250 two stroke:...

What kind of 250 do you have?
250 two stroke: Enough power to get around. 300s and 500s are getting pretty popular.
250F: adequate for some snow conditions and not too steep of hills, but not many...
Forum: Pacific Northwet - Where it's green. And wet. 12-04-2014, 09:29 AM
Replies: 334
Views: 20,539
Posted By OrangeYZ
This thread is really lacking in good pictures of...

This thread is really lacking in good pictures of Hells Canyon

http://i194.photobucket.com/albums/z8/brokowsj/ORBCTIDMTDR/IMG_2478snakeriver_zpsc606ca77.jpg
...
Forum: Thumpers 12-04-2014, 07:19 AM
Replies: 415
Views: 31,480
Posted By OrangeYZ
On the front page this minute: Under 250 = 6...

On the front page this minute:

Under 250 = 6 threads
Over 250 = the other 30 or so
Not that big of a split

Breaking KTMs and BMWs into their own forums takes 11 and 3 threads off the front...
Forum: Pacific Northwet - Where it's green. And wet. 12-03-2014, 12:20 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 4,044
Posted By OrangeYZ
http://i194.photobucket.com/albums/z8/brokowsj/hig...

http://i194.photobucket.com/albums/z8/brokowsj/highwaycam_zpsffb0b18d.jpg

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