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Forum: The Rockies It's all downhill from here... 10-23-2013, 07:33 PM
Replies: 1,234
Views: 86,404
Posted By 3DChief
I can't make the Saturday ride, got free tickets...

I can't make the Saturday ride, got free tickets to the Griz game for me and Write2ride, but I'll be there Sunday night for sure!

:beer
Tim
Forum: The Rockies It's all downhill from here... 10-23-2013, 04:57 PM
Replies: 1,234
Views: 86,404
Posted By 3DChief
I'm down with any day that works for everyone...

I'm down with any day that works for everyone else, being retired has its benefits!

:beer
Tim
Forum: The Rockies It's all downhill from here... 10-09-2013, 11:23 AM
Replies: 1,234
Views: 86,404
Posted By 3DChief
Count me in for a brewery visit! :beer Tim

Count me in for a brewery visit!

:beer
Tim
Forum: The Rockies It's all downhill from here... 09-09-2013, 11:12 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 366
Posted By 3DChief
Are you looking for trails specifically? Or just...

Are you looking for trails specifically? Or just dirt fire roads? We don't have many trails, but we have fire roads everywhere!

The easiest way I have found to string together rides is to get a...
Forum: The Rockies It's all downhill from here... 09-01-2013, 09:14 PM
Replies: 1,234
Views: 86,404
Posted By 3DChief
I got a ride in today over Evaro Cut and got to...

I got a ride in today over Evaro Cut and got to check out the Mill Creek Fire damage (Frenchtown). The fire was actually on the east side of the road and never got down to the road, so it's a nice 20...
Forum: Thumpers 08-30-2013, 07:17 PM
Replies: 97,467
Views: 18,491,195
Posted By 3DChief
Gravelly Loop Road is closed through the end of...

Gravelly Loop Road is closed through the end of September due to fires. BLM just closed it last week. Lots of other stuff to see though!

:beer
Tim
Forum: Thumpers 08-28-2013, 08:01 AM
Replies: 97,467
Views: 18,491,195
Posted By 3DChief
I am on my 3rd Shinko 244 in the 5.10-17 with no...

I am on my 3rd Shinko 244 in the 5.10-17 with no issues. Running the 3.25-21 up front. Great tire and you can't beat the price! I'm consistently getting 6-7K out of the rears and have just a little...
Forum: The Rockies It's all downhill from here... 08-28-2013, 07:48 AM
Replies: 1,234
Views: 86,404
Posted By 3DChief
It seems like all my favorite local riding places...

It seems like all my favorite local riding places near Missoula burned this year! I ride Mill Creek to Arlee (Evaro Cut) regularly since it is really close, that burned last month. Jocko Canyon Road...
Forum: Thumpers 08-09-2013, 12:00 PM
Replies: 97,467
Views: 18,491,195
Posted By 3DChief
That sounds like a pretty decent price,...

That sounds like a pretty decent price, especially since it isn't that much more expensive than just the fin you have to weld on yourself. I am in that category of riders that have the equipment and...
Forum: Thumpers 08-09-2013, 10:58 AM
Replies: 97,467
Views: 18,491,195
Posted By 3DChief
I guess I can't see the need for a larger rear...

I guess I can't see the need for a larger rear brake disc, the OEM rear brake has more than enough power for me and will lock the rear wheel with no problem regardless of speed or load. I do like the...
Forum: The Rockies It's all downhill from here... 08-07-2013, 11:25 AM
Replies: 1,234
Views: 86,404
Posted By 3DChief
You can park it at my place, just west of...

You can park it at my place, just west of Missoula and just off HWY 93 north on the way to Glacier NP. Out in the country and safe, there's always someone around here. PM me for more details if you...
Forum: Thumpers 07-24-2013, 08:51 PM
Replies: 97,467
Views: 18,491,195
Posted By 3DChief
You can spend as much as you want on hand guards,...

You can spend as much as you want on hand guards, but they are all pretty much the same. Some are fancier than others and install easier, but the cheap ones work just as well as the expensive ones in...
Forum: Ride reports 07-19-2013, 09:32 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 7,363
Posted By 3DChief
Safely in Missoula

Met up with the crew tonight in Missoula, MT to sample the local brew/pizza and talk bikes, adventure, and life. I have to admit I am pretty jealous of their trip and the bikes! Definitely sweet...
Forum: The Rockies It's all downhill from here... 07-19-2013, 04:06 PM
Replies: 1,234
Views: 86,404
Posted By 3DChief
Just talked to KLRsys and they are in town,...

Just talked to KLRsys and they are in town, confirmed that we will meet up at the McKenzie River Pizza Co on N. Reserve at 6 pm tonight. Hope to see some of you there!

:beer
Tim
Forum: The Rockies It's all downhill from here... 07-18-2013, 07:25 PM
Replies: 1,234
Views: 86,404
Posted By 3DChief
KLRSYS in town

KLRSYS and his entourage will be passing through Missoula tomorrow. Check out his thread on putting a Versys engine in a KLR 650: http://advrider.com/forums/showthread.php?t=797568 , it is some...
Forum: The Garage 07-12-2013, 09:13 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 973
Posted By 3DChief
Just zip tie it to the handlebars when you need...

Just zip tie it to the handlebars when you need it. Plenty secure and you can install/remove in a few seconds.
Forum: The Garage 07-11-2013, 03:14 PM
Replies: 61
Views: 6,169
Posted By 3DChief
Motion Pro Bead Popper ...

Motion Pro Bead Popper
http://www.rockymountainatvmc.com/images/prod/275/m/mot_10_bea_pop.jpg

Beat it with a rock/stick/log or whatever is handy. Not as good as another bike's kickstand, but it...
Forum: The Garage 07-11-2013, 12:23 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 3,211
Posted By 3DChief
Agreed, $13 is a good deal. I have 4 of them,...

Agreed, $13 is a good deal. I have 4 of them, killed one by overheating it, but the other three are going strong and I use them regularly and not gently. Considering the price, well worth the one...
Forum: The Rockies It's all downhill from here... 07-10-2013, 09:49 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 335
Posted By 3DChief
Yes, it opened June 21st. :beer Tim

Yes, it opened June 21st.

:beer
Tim
Forum: The Garage 07-10-2013, 09:45 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 3,882
Posted By 3DChief
Just lucky I guess! :lol3 Nails, drywall...

Just lucky I guess! :lol3

Nails, drywall screws, chunk of steel, construction staples, and one thorn! All the flats were rear tires, I've never had a flat front tire. Something about how the front...
Forum: The Garage 07-10-2013, 08:58 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 3,882
Posted By 3DChief
Got mine at Rocky Mountain ATV.com, it came with...

Got mine at Rocky Mountain ATV.com, it came with two tire irons. The clips that hold it to the fender are not to be trusted! You'll lose your fender bag on the first ride. I used a bolt and a fender...
Forum: The Garage 07-10-2013, 10:16 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 3,882
Posted By 3DChief
Here are some examples of the practice you get on...

Here are some examples of the practice you get on the TAT, we had about 20 flats between the two bikes over 7,500 miles of riding last summer:

Oklahoma, 110 degrees, construction staple, patch...
Forum: The Garage 07-08-2013, 11:22 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 3,882
Posted By 3DChief
Two things about tire changes: 1. The videos...

Two things about tire changes:

1. The videos make it look simple because that tire has been off/on the rim repeatedly and hasn't sat on that rim for years and thousands of miles. They are not...
Forum: Americas 07-06-2013, 11:13 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 2,179
Posted By 3DChief
I'd be interested seeing the bikes too if you...

I'd be interested seeing the bikes too if you pass through Missoula. I've been following the conversion/build threads and it definitely gets the wheels turning about possible new projects! I have a...
Forum: Thumpers 06-24-2013, 11:27 AM
Replies: 97,467
Views: 18,491,195
Posted By 3DChief
Make sure you clean the rim really well next time...

Make sure you clean the rim really well next time you have the tire off. I know that my experience isn't normal because I go through tires pretty fast. When I got my bike, the tire had been on there...
Forum: Thumpers 06-24-2013, 11:04 AM
Replies: 97,467
Views: 18,491,195
Posted By 3DChief
The trick for any tire out on the trail is to use...

The trick for any tire out on the trail is to use the kickstand of another bike to break the bead, I've never had that technique fail. The trick is the leverage and letting the weight of the bike do...
Forum: The Rockies It's all downhill from here... 06-21-2013, 03:37 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 678
Posted By 3DChief
83 is a beautiful ride and the trip around the...

83 is a beautiful ride and the trip around the lake is pretty scenic. If you do that loop around, go about a mile south of the 93/35 intersection in Polson on 93, there is a scenic overlook of the...
Forum: The Rockies It's all downhill from here... 06-19-2013, 08:30 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 333
Posted By 3DChief
REI on North Reserve St, they carry the SPOT 2...

REI on North Reserve St, they carry the SPOT 2 and some RAM mounts, might get lucky.

:beer
Tim
Forum: Face plant 06-01-2013, 11:40 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,320
Posted By 3DChief
Not sure why you would go into the grass to avoid...

Not sure why you would go into the grass to avoid gravel, especially when it is tall enough that you can't see the hazards. Grass is about the worst braking surface there is except ice. You traded a...
Forum: The Rockies It's all downhill from here... 05-30-2013, 06:41 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 391
Posted By 3DChief
I'm tempted, but I think that would be a bit too...

I'm tempted, but I think that would be a bit too much for me in one day until I get a little bit healthier! :cry As an overnighter trip, I'd be all over it.

Write2ride and I have a similar loop...
Forum: Thumpers 05-30-2013, 02:01 PM
Replies: 1,203
Views: 133,694
Posted By 3DChief
GFS1200S, You can't be serious! I have tried...

GFS1200S,

You can't be serious! I have tried to explain some things hoping to get you to understand the physics of what we are talking about here, but you refuse to listen. Your last two posts...
Forum: Thumpers 05-29-2013, 02:45 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 3,276
Posted By 3DChief
KLR will be a better highway bike, XR will be...

KLR will be a better highway bike, XR will be better for pure offroad because of the gearing. The weights are actually identical, wet weight on the KLR is 288 lbs, same as the XR. Because of the...
Forum: Thumpers 05-28-2013, 06:21 PM
Replies: 1,203
Views: 133,694
Posted By 3DChief
If the transmission is subjected to sudden...

If the transmission is subjected to sudden seizure, you will see gears break like that. But it's not because of a weakness of the metal, it is because the way the forces are transferred to it are...
Forum: Thumpers 05-28-2013, 04:46 PM
Replies: 1,203
Views: 133,694
Posted By 3DChief
I think a metal problem would show with breaks in...

I think a metal problem would show with breaks in additional areas other than the teeth, and also other gears since they are all made with the same metal.

If you think about it, each tooth is...
Forum: Thumpers 05-28-2013, 03:16 PM
Replies: 1,203
Views: 133,694
Posted By 3DChief
I have to wonder about the cush rubbers and 3rd...

I have to wonder about the cush rubbers and 3rd gear failures. I recently changed mine (27K miles and I assume they are original on a '96) and couldn't believe the difference in drive line slop and...
Forum: Thumpers 05-25-2013, 08:10 PM
Replies: 1,492
Views: 316,264
Posted By 3DChief
http://3dchief.smugmug.com/Motorcycles/Local-roads...

http://3dchief.smugmug.com/Motorcycles/Local-roads/i-jGJSBXW/0/M/DSCF1708-M.jpg

http://3dchief.smugmug.com/Motorcycles/Local-roads/i-qvLR4H7/0/M/GOPR4510-M.jpg
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Forum: Thumpers 05-22-2013, 07:25 AM
Replies: 97,467
Views: 18,491,195
Posted By 3DChief
No. The backfire comes from a lack of a decel...

No. The backfire comes from a lack of a decel circuit in the BST40 carb. Many carbs have a circuit that trickles a small amount of fuel when the throttle is closed and that's why you don't hear it on...
Forum: Thumpers 05-20-2013, 02:43 PM
Replies: 97,467
Views: 18,491,195
Posted By 3DChief
Just changed out my cush rubbers today......WOW!...

Just changed out my cush rubbers today......WOW! It's like I have a brand new bike. I got the bike (1996 'cause purple is faster!) about a year ago with 16,000 miles, and apparently still the...
Forum: Thumpers 05-18-2013, 11:44 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,205
Posted By 3DChief
Not sure where you got your info about a KLR250...

Not sure where you got your info about a KLR250 not being able to hit 65mph. Mine will cruise at 75mph (GPS, not speedo) and still have some left over. True, I wouldn't want to do hours of slab on...
Forum: Thumpers 05-18-2013, 09:30 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,205
Posted By 3DChief
Yes, you would be cramped on the XT225. My wife...

Yes, you would be cramped on the XT225. My wife rides one (Write2ride) and she's only 5'3". I have a KLR250 and a DR650 and I'm 5'10". I am comfortable on both the KLR and DR, but feel cramped on the...
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