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Forum: Pacific Northwet - Where it's green. And wet. 07-27-2014, 01:43 AM
Replies: 8,712
Sticky: PNW Flea Market
Views: 2,194,947
Posted By OR Trail
FREE - Racetech Spring DRZ .48

<hr style="color:#575757; background-color:#575757" size="1"> FREE for local pick up Sunday in Portland, OR (97202). Otherwise it goes to the curb Sunday night 7/27.

lighter...
Forum: Pacific Northwet - Where it's green. And wet. 03-14-2014, 08:01 AM
Replies: 9,890
Views: 2,064,988
Posted By OR Trail
Transalp w/ low miles and light on details (no...

Transalp w/ low miles and light on details (no photos) - might be worth checking out:

http://portland.craigslist.org/wsc/mcy/4373661427.html
Forum: Pacific Northwet - Where it's green. And wet. 03-01-2014, 09:44 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 445
Posted By OR Trail
If you are trying them on, keep in mind that a...

If you are trying them on, keep in mind that a new one will not be wrinkled (yet). If you can find a well worn one it may be a better indicator of its eventual fit. My sleeves got shorter as the...
Forum: Pacific Northwet - Where it's green. And wet. 03-01-2014, 06:56 PM
Replies: 9,890
Views: 2,064,988
Posted By OR Trail
Thanks for the link - got one on the way. It's no...

Thanks for the link - got one on the way. It's no additional cost; if you have paid lodging tax in Oregon, it's a return of $ previously spent.
Forum: Thumpers 02-26-2014, 06:25 AM
Replies: 24,160
Views: 4,128,113
Posted By OR Trail
Hammerhead makes one that is even longer, I...

Hammerhead makes one that is even longer, I think. It's good for my size 15's with the IMS (I think) footpegs. I had to grind some material off the back of the shifter to clear the case savers, which...
Forum: Thumpers 02-21-2014, 10:03 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,095
Posted By OR Trail
This method worked well with some $45 Moose bare...

This method worked well with some $45 Moose bare metal bars and a stock plastic. Since I only had one stock plastic left, I used a plastic Tree Top apple juice container cut in half for the other...
Forum: Pacific Northwet - Where it's green. And wet. 02-11-2014, 08:13 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,623
Posted By OR Trail
PM sent - have some ideas in Hood River and in NE...

PM sent - have some ideas in Hood River and in NE Portland.
Forum: Pacific Northwet - Where it's green. And wet. 02-04-2014, 08:40 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 844
Posted By OR Trail
Closest real gravel and trails might be NE of...

Closest real gravel and trails might be NE of Camas, about 45 min away. Benchmark Maps do a good job of marking gates, which helps reduce the Skyline offshoot frustration.

For close in testing,...
Forum: Thumpers 02-03-2014, 05:48 PM
Replies: 226
Views: 11,891
Posted By OR Trail
Now we are into my youth riding. Several kids in...

Now we are into my youth riding. Several kids in the area had 3 wheelers. Learned on the neighbor's ATC185 that shifted 1 up, 4 down (sometimes). Then I landed an almost unused Yamaha 200 for 800...
Forum: Pacific Northwet - Where it's green. And wet. 02-01-2014, 07:52 AM
Replies: 9,890
Views: 2,064,988
Posted By OR Trail
I'll shoot for the gathering part. 650 lb bike on...

I'll shoot for the gathering part. 650 lb bike on knobbies with that riding position would mean broken parts for bike and body. Crap - now you have me thinking of a rat bike.
Forum: Pacific Northwet - Where it's green. And wet. 01-31-2014, 10:59 PM
Replies: 9,890
Views: 2,064,988
Posted By OR Trail
Cheap Concours, few details, but for $1200 it...

Cheap Concours, few details, but for $1200 it might be worth someone checking out:

http://portland.craigslist.org/mlt/mcy/4304372502.html
Forum: Pacific Northwet - Where it's green. And wet. 01-29-2014, 08:32 PM
Replies: 8,712
Sticky: PNW Flea Market
Views: 2,194,947
Posted By OR Trail
I have seen the Rover and it looks great in...

I have seen the Rover and it looks great in person. WFO takes good care of his vehicles. Seems like a deal too. I need to thin the herd - so carry on.
Forum: Pacific Northwet - Where it's green. And wet. 01-12-2014, 09:12 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 921
Posted By OR Trail
You might try Bradshaws in SE Portland. Resto...

You might try Bradshaws in SE Portland. Resto guys have said good things about them, but that's older American car stuff. They have been around a long time, but no first hand experience.
Forum: Thumpers 01-10-2014, 10:25 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 390
Posted By OR Trail
Here's what I'd look into: Check new battery...

Here's what I'd look into:

Check new battery - is it fully charged? New ones can require a charge before use. Check connections on battery - loose can operate lights but not big power items. Check...
Forum: Thumpers 01-07-2014, 07:45 AM
Replies: 24,160
Views: 4,128,113
Posted By OR Trail
Since you are in the exploration phase, and not...

Since you are in the exploration phase, and not yet a vendor, I'll offer a couple of suggestions. My experience is that the DRZ gets even heavier as parts get added, so I would be more interested in...
Forum: Thumpers 12-29-2013, 09:38 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,754
Posted By OR Trail
A good shop manual (generally the factory manual)...

A good shop manual (generally the factory manual) will help a lot no matter which one you choose. I find that having space around the motor helps get fingers and tools where they need to go. I have 2...
Forum: Thumpers 12-26-2013, 04:13 PM
Replies: 22,174
Views: 2,683,850
Posted By OR Trail
I used Honda high temp gasket sealer - Hondabond...

I used Honda high temp gasket sealer - Hondabond HT. I re-used the rubber plug and also put a light coat of sealant on it.
Forum: Thumpers 12-17-2013, 12:05 PM
Replies: 22,174
Views: 2,683,850
Posted By OR Trail
Based on my experience: Frame screen yes -...

Based on my experience:

Frame screen yes - easy to get to and sometimes collects stuff. It's a big surface area so I don't do it every time, but worth keeping an eye on.

The one inside the side...
Forum: Orange Crush 12-15-2013, 11:27 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,312
Posted By OR Trail
Great news Lenny! I feel like The Weatherman. ...

Great news Lenny! I feel like The Weatherman.

Glad you are up and running. San Felipe seems to attract limping bikes with fuel issues. Give me a ring when you're back state side to catch up. Cell...
Forum: Orange Crush 12-14-2013, 08:50 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,312
Posted By OR Trail
Hey Lenny - at least there's good fishing there. ...

Hey Lenny - at least there's good fishing there.

The rear mounting point where the crash bar meets the frame should look like a "C" shaped clamp that wraps part way around the frame. There is...
Forum: Orange Crush 12-14-2013, 08:22 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,312
Posted By OR Trail
The Lenny? I'm guessing by the bikes that it's...

The Lenny? I'm guessing by the bikes that it's the Lenny that helps so many others in Baja with spares, etc. Jay here in PDX (of Jay and Scott at Mike's Sky Ranch) and here is what I found:

I saw...
Forum: Thumpers 12-14-2013, 11:46 AM
Replies: 22,174
Views: 2,683,850
Posted By OR Trail
Interesting - mine is identical. I took the cover...

Interesting - mine is identical. I took the cover off and it looked a bit stressed on the inside so I gave it a coat of JB Weld on the outside and called it good. I thought it was from something...
Forum: Thumpers 12-13-2013, 11:31 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,174
Posted By OR Trail
6'6" here & just too tall for a DRZ, but this got...

6'6" here & just too tall for a DRZ, but this got it close:

Rox Risers
tall flatter sweep bars w/ fatter grips
Taller triple clamp (I think - Scotts for the damper and they look taller than...
Forum: Thumpers 11-07-2013, 07:38 AM
Replies: 7,322
Views: 1,457,992
Posted By OR Trail
The relay for the fuel pump was going bad. It was...

The relay for the fuel pump was going bad. It was about the last thing to get checked. $13.60 part was the culprit. Hope this info helps someone. Now we head to Baja!

All the help and suggestions...
Forum: Thumpers 11-05-2013, 09:13 PM
Replies: 7,322
Views: 1,457,992
Posted By OR Trail
Thanks for the tips and suggestions. The quick...

Thanks for the tips and suggestions. The quick update on my brother's bike - it's not getting a clean spark. A new CDI and coil didn't change the problem. One frayed connection under thank didn't...
Forum: Thumpers 11-04-2013, 09:28 PM
Replies: 7,322
Views: 1,457,992
Posted By OR Trail
Help save a Baja trip - Here's the spring that...

Help save a Baja trip - Here's the spring that was found in the tank:

http://jfether.smugmug.com/Other/KTM-500/i-jVk6Jm5/0/M/photo-M.jpg...
Forum: Pacific Northwet - Where it's green. And wet. 11-04-2013, 04:37 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 619
Posted By OR Trail
Thanks for all of the support guys. Trying to...

Thanks for all of the support guys. Trying to keep the market as thin as possible for stolen stuff and maybe create a lead for an arrest.

I'm kind of shocked at what was taken and what was left -...
Forum: Pacific Northwet - Where it's green. And wet. 11-04-2013, 09:52 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 619
Posted By OR Trail
Stolen XRR Parts

I had a bin of XR650R spares taken from my truck bed in Klamath Falls early morning 11/3/13. Trying to get to Baja to explore and watch the 1000 so the kit was a bit more comprehensive than a normal...
Forum: Thumpers 10-31-2013, 07:51 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 2,822
Posted By OR Trail
OP - since you are 6'6" if you get the XChallenge...

OP - since you are 6'6" if you get the XChallenge it is easier to raise the bars up on a non-ABS model. Since you are looking at long trips over the border - ergos and ease of living with / working...
Forum: Thumpers 10-27-2013, 11:59 PM
Replies: 22,174
Views: 2,683,850
Posted By OR Trail
Here is a solution for this issue that I am...

Here is a solution for this issue that I am trying out. The bottom guard is from Manracks - bolts right on with existing hardware and quite sturdy. The stick-on cover is from Advanced Motorcycle...
Forum: Thumpers 09-30-2013, 11:41 AM
Replies: 24,160
Views: 4,128,113
Posted By OR Trail
Here are a few simple things I'd look at doing: ...

Here are a few simple things I'd look at doing:

You may want to check if the chain and / or rear wheel are bouncing around at the given speed to narrow things down. If you can get the late...
Forum: Thumpers 09-14-2013, 11:35 PM
Replies: 22,174
Views: 2,683,850
Posted By OR Trail
Here's the requested link: ...

Here's the requested link:
http://www.hdmoto.com/ProductDetails.asp?ProductCode=ST20W
Forum: Thumpers 09-14-2013, 08:27 AM
Replies: 22,174
Views: 2,683,850
Posted By OR Trail
I just installed a +20 Hammerhead shifter tip...

I just installed a +20 Hammerhead shifter tip that solved it for my size 15's. It mounts to the original shift lever and it's only like $20.
Forum: Thumpers 09-04-2013, 01:35 PM
Replies: 22,174
Views: 2,683,850
Posted By OR Trail
I see some big racks (on XRR's), and not sure...

I see some big racks (on XRR's), and not sure what they are attached to. I'd be running a bit lighter than some riders. Primary use is running around Baja. I guess that's relatively remote, but at...
Forum: Thumpers 09-03-2013, 08:10 PM
Replies: 22,174
Views: 2,683,850
Posted By OR Trail
Globetrottin Subframe

How necessary is a Globetrottin steel subframe for running a Giant Loop Great Basin? I know it's less of a dice roll than the aluminum subframe, but wondering if I am chasing an issue that doesn't...
Forum: Thumpers 08-13-2013, 09:12 PM
Replies: 24,160
Views: 4,128,113
Posted By OR Trail
You may want to replace the fuel line too while...

You may want to replace the fuel line too while you are at it. If an offending particle came from there, it would be likely to continue to happen. At a minimum it's cheap and easy preventative...
Forum: Thumpers 08-11-2013, 08:13 AM
Replies: 24,160
Views: 4,128,113
Posted By OR Trail
I had a 140 MT21 with the big battery. Not sure...

I had a 140 MT21 with the big battery. Not sure if it was H-T kit but same size battery. It fit fine.
Forum: Thumpers 08-11-2013, 08:07 AM
Replies: 24,160
Views: 4,128,113
Posted By OR Trail
Since your XR has some power mods, and plenty of...

Since your XR has some power mods, and plenty of get up and go, I'm not sure how much improvement you would find the DRZ to be as an upgrade. The XR weighs less. A DRZ can be built up to be more...
Forum: Thumpers 08-01-2013, 11:15 PM
Replies: 22,174
Views: 2,683,850
Posted By OR Trail
Also check if your forks are slid down in the...

Also check if your forks are slid down in the triple clamps, which steepens the head angle (twitchier). If the front is sprung too soft vs the rear it can have the same effect. Too tight a (hand)...
Forum: Thumpers 08-01-2013, 09:21 PM
Replies: 22,174
Views: 2,683,850
Posted By OR Trail
The big XR is pretty stable and head shake is...

The big XR is pretty stable and head shake is bad. You may want to find out why instead of trying to mask it (get the damper after the bike is sorted). You mentioned getting sag correct, geometry can...
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