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Forum: Thumpers 05-29-2015, 12:49 PM
Replies: 49,393
Views: 10,384,093
Posted By skierd
I rented a Sportster when I was in Vegas in...

I rented a Sportster when I was in Vegas in October, pretty sure these are taken at the bottom of that boat ramp...

...
Forum: Thumpers 05-25-2015, 10:20 AM
Replies: 49,393
Views: 10,384,093
Posted By skierd
Tewster your bike after a trip is cleaner than...

Tewster your bike after a trip is cleaner than mine after I wash it! :lol3
Forum: Alaska 05-21-2015, 10:23 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,027
Posted By skierd
Assuming there's a joke there about Jacks mileage...

Assuming there's a joke there about Jacks mileage or his Connie?

Been using Rotella in my wr250x for nearly 40k of its 45k miles and it's never used a drop of oil. Maybe Yamahas are just built...
Forum: Thumpers 05-20-2015, 04:40 PM
Replies: 49,393
Views: 10,384,093
Posted By skierd
Leaky fork seals are a new one to me as well,...

Leaky fork seals are a new one to me as well, first set was replaced at 25k when I first had it serviced and the second set wore out in another 18k miles, possibly due to the silt and sub-zero temps...
Forum: Alaska 05-18-2015, 03:14 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,027
Posted By skierd
Shell rotella t6 5w40 synthetic is JASO MA rated...

Shell rotella t6 5w40 synthetic is JASO MA rated and pretty cheap at Walmart.
Forum: Thumpers 05-16-2015, 06:44 PM
Replies: 49,393
Views: 10,384,093
Posted By skierd
Ha mines devolving back to an R slowly but...

Ha mines devolving back to an R slowly but surely!

Kinda bent up the steel stock bars and lost the hardware to my hand guards on Tuesdays ride, so I decided to finally go back to fat bars. Found...
Forum: Thumpers 05-13-2015, 10:13 AM
Replies: 49,393
Views: 10,384,093
Posted By skierd
The new knobbies are working great at finding...

The new knobbies are working great at finding mud.

http://i209.photobucket.com/albums/bb84/skierd007/C05B880E-FB77-4B86-A1A8-5582DC847EA1.jpg...
Forum: Thumpers 05-13-2015, 10:12 AM
Replies: 49,393
Views: 10,384,093
Posted By skierd
I've said it before and I'll say it again the...

I've said it before and I'll say it again the counter sprocket has nothing to do with chain slider wear. The only thing of 14t does is put your chain really really close to the case saver, mine...
Forum: Alaska 05-13-2015, 10:08 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,307
Posted By skierd
Is this what happens when you don't get some...

Is this what happens when you don't get some throttle therapy?

Tuesday night on Ester Dome

The new knobbies are working great at finding mud.
...
Forum: Alaska 05-13-2015, 10:05 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 2,177
Posted By skierd
The new knobbies are working great at finding...

The new knobbies are working great at finding mud.

http://i209.photobucket.com/albums/bb84/skierd007/C05B880E-FB77-4B86-A1A8-5582DC847EA1.jpg...
Forum: Alaska 05-13-2015, 09:59 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 933
Posted By skierd
Didn't we just have one of these threads?

Didn't we just have one of these threads?
Forum: Alaska 04-26-2015, 09:23 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,307
Posted By skierd
Made it to the top of Ester Dome yesterday. Glad...

Made it to the top of Ester Dome yesterday. Glad to be back on knobbies!

http://i209.photobucket.com/albums/bb84/skierd007/8125C9BF-E143-4E18-88F8-7BEE9B07C0C4.jpg...
Forum: Alaska 04-25-2015, 10:55 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,125
Posted By skierd
You got lucky! Revzilla says right in their...

You got lucky! Revzilla says right in their shipping policies that tires are only being shipped to the lower48.
Forum: Alaska 04-22-2015, 11:51 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,134
Posted By skierd
Why not change in Whitehorse, ride up the...

Why not change in Whitehorse, ride up the Klondike to Dawson, do the Dempster, then ride over the Taylor to Tok? Just a thought...
Forum: Alaska 04-21-2015, 10:24 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,125
Posted By skierd
SportbikeTrackGear will ship tires for $50,...

SportbikeTrackGear will ship tires for $50, single or pairs, and their pricing is as good as most online shops.

Amazon Prime will give you some free options as well but the selection can be iffy....
Forum: Road warriors 04-20-2015, 10:53 AM
Replies: 93
Views: 9,390
Posted By skierd
Get well soon! Also a thanks is in order,...

Get well soon! Also a thanks is in order, because I didn't realize the prices on the pre-09 bikes had dropped so much and now has me interested. I've been wanting a big bike for a while now.
Forum: Equipment 04-13-2015, 10:06 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,357
Posted By skierd
I've got a pair, and they're great. ...

I've got a pair, and they're great.

First gear used to have a water resistant leather jacket and overpants set up that was reasonably priced, but the name escapes me now. Harley FXRG...
Forum: Alaska 04-13-2015, 09:39 AM
Replies: 58
Views: 3,333
Posted By skierd
I finally ripped the K76 off the back of my...

I finally ripped the K76 off the back of my WR250X, and will just say if you have a bike that runs tubes don't expect to fix a Heidenau on the side of the road. I picked up a bead breaker stand to...
Forum: Alaska 04-13-2015, 09:25 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 4,321
Posted By skierd
I've ridden the ferry twice, once on the way down...

I've ridden the ferry twice, once on the way down in summer with my dad in 1993, and once when I moved up here in 2012. Came up the first weekend in April, so either the bike or the rider was free. ...
Forum: Thumpers 04-13-2015, 09:13 AM
Replies: 49,393
Views: 10,384,093
Posted By skierd
I keep saying I'll get one of the Moose bash...

I keep saying I'll get one of the Moose bash plates if/when I ever kill my flatlands. Been trying for 5 years, and I've bashed it so hard in the rocks back east that I've stalled the damn bike when...
Forum: Thumpers 04-13-2015, 09:10 AM
Replies: 49,393
Views: 10,384,093
Posted By skierd
It was in the 50's and sunny all last week, big...

It was in the 50's and sunny all last week, big plans to go for a nice longish early spring ride on Saturday...

...
Forum: Thumpers 04-11-2015, 09:24 AM
Replies: 49,393
Views: 10,384,093
Posted By skierd
Probably, but maybe not. ...

Probably, but maybe not.

http://www.rickramsey.net/WR250Rmods.htm#skidplate
Forum: Thumpers 04-10-2015, 11:35 PM
Replies: 49,393
Views: 10,384,093
Posted By skierd
You want the X. It'll do everything you want and...

You want the X. It'll do everything you want and need around Ireland, and can easily take you as far as you can dream to go. You've got the mindset for a 250 with you're highway riding comments. You...
Forum: Thumpers 04-08-2015, 06:19 PM
Replies: 49,393
Views: 10,384,093
Posted By skierd
Two separate trips. First was from...

Two separate trips.

First was from Baltimore to Key West to Tulsa, OK and back to Baltimore. 6700-7000 miles, rode both directions. Stock seat with a Alaska Leather sheepskin pad.

...
Forum: Thumpers 04-08-2015, 11:50 AM
Replies: 49,393
Views: 10,384,093
Posted By skierd
First motorcycle was a DRZ400. Second was a...

First motorcycle was a DRZ400. Second was a WR250R. I'm on my second WR250R that's now an X since my first one was stolen. Grand total of about 60,000 miles on the WRR/X....




The DRZ has...
Forum: Thumpers 04-04-2015, 09:49 PM
Replies: 49,393
Views: 10,384,093
Posted By skierd
Winter is slowly coming to an end in the...

Winter is slowly coming to an end in the northlands. I finally got my bike out today!
...
Forum: Thumpers 03-18-2015, 05:02 PM
Replies: 49,393
Views: 10,384,093
Posted By skierd
Except that the IMS tank is better than the stock...

Except that the IMS tank is better than the stock tank in every way. I prefer the IMS over the Safari and yes I've had both.
Forum: Equipment 03-18-2015, 10:07 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 3,188
Posted By skierd
I like to take old film SLR's and more recently...

I like to take old film SLR's and more recently rangefinders with me on motorcycle trips that way when I get done I have to print and I get actual pictures that way, then have it scanned to a cd when...
Forum: Thumpers 03-17-2015, 06:37 PM
Replies: 49,393
Views: 10,384,093
Posted By skierd
Let's see, I've tried... Front's -...

Let's see, I've tried...


Front's
- stock trailwing, great so long as it's dry. Long lasting.
- D606 - worked great at 15psi, probably my most used tire
- IRC VE-39 (non DOT) - easily my...
Forum: Road warriors 03-17-2015, 12:21 PM
Replies: 10,312
Views: 1,755,503
Posted By skierd
Homina homina....

Homina homina....
Forum: Road warriors 03-16-2015, 11:28 AM
Replies: 10,312
Views: 1,755,503
Posted By skierd
Damn demo days, now I need a spare $19k... ...

Damn demo days, now I need a spare $19k...

http://i209.photobucket.com/albums/bb84/skierd007/7277B764-3B0A-4094-B642-1B3DE06894D7.jpg
Forum: Road warriors 03-16-2015, 11:24 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 721
Posted By skierd
Tip: Worry less, ride more. I'm pretty...

Tip: Worry less, ride more.

I'm pretty sure it's fine if it got you home. Dry out/blow out the plug wells if they aren't already dry to prevent a stupid misfire situation but that probably...
Forum: Road warriors 03-16-2015, 10:31 AM
Replies: 1,150
Views: 203,780
Posted By skierd
Happened to be in Tucson this past week, and to...

Happened to be in Tucson this past week, and to my great surprise the Indian Dealer had the demo truck in for test rides all weekend! I was able to take out a Chief and a Scout for a longish test...
Forum: Alaska 03-08-2015, 10:20 AM
Replies: 43
Views: 3,156
Posted By skierd
Went riding yesterday too, enjoying all the fresh...

Went riding yesterday too, enjoying all the fresh snow on Ester Dome.

http://i209.photobucket.com/albums/bb84/skierd007/471EA481-FE8C-4E27-A26F-4B9D304B74AA.jpg...
Forum: Thumpers 03-06-2015, 10:02 AM
Replies: 49,393
Views: 10,384,093
Posted By skierd
Doug you want the IMS 3.1. The weight of an extra...

Doug you want the IMS 3.1. The weight of an extra gallon of gas is offset by the weight savings of the plastic tank over the stock metal, more or less, and no more range anxiety. It sits just like...
Forum: Alaska 02-25-2015, 08:10 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,342
Posted By skierd
AlcanRider - Sent you a PM

AlcanRider - Sent you a PM
Forum: Alaska 02-20-2015, 12:20 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 3,156
Posted By skierd
It's almost to freezing at Fairbanks, put the...

It's almost to freezing at Fairbanks, put the WR250X's battery on a tender and plan to move it out of the backyard and in to the garage at my in-laws for some pre-spring maintenance. Hoping to get...
Forum: Thumpers 02-20-2015, 12:05 PM
Replies: 49,393
Views: 10,384,093
Posted By skierd
TEWSTER - That's a nice little touring setup...

TEWSTER - That's a nice little touring setup you've got there, looks like you've kept the weight reasonable and stored well.


You might find that you end up wanting to sit further back on the...
Forum: Thumpers 02-20-2015, 11:54 AM
Replies: 49,393
Views: 10,384,093
Posted By skierd
re: gearing. A 15T will not fit, period. ...

re: gearing.

A 15T will not fit, period.

A 14t barely clears the case saver, and with a 14T the chain leaves gouges in my Sandman steel case saver. YMMV.

13T fits perfectly of course,...
Forum: Thumpers 02-19-2015, 03:53 PM
Replies: 49,393
Views: 10,384,093
Posted By skierd
Funny thing about the longevity of the WRR, it's...

Funny thing about the longevity of the WRR, it's been cold enough here again this winter than the engine case and covers shrink enough to start leaking coolant and yet I have very small doubts about...
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