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Forum: Ride reports 09-17-2014, 07:29 AM
Replies: 61
Views: 3,694
Posted By Wansfel
Signed on for RR. Some familiar looking...

Signed on for RR.

Some familiar looking country, but I can never get enough of it.
Forum: The Rockies It's all downhill from here... 09-15-2014, 06:49 AM
Replies: 1,279
Views: 90,258
Posted By Wansfel
Lolo Dirt

Had a most beautiful day for riding Sunday. Cool start, but warmed to a perfect day. Never a cloud in the sky, some haze from fires....
Forum: The Rockies It's all downhill from here... 09-13-2014, 02:29 PM
Replies: 1,279
Views: 90,258
Posted By Wansfel
Sunday Ride

Ok, Open ride...Meet at Lolo, corner of 12/93 10am Tomorrow - Sunday.

Here is a Google Map of the Route (http://goo.gl/maps/RjwfJ).
Wide open, well maintained forest roads. About 93 miles Lolo...
Forum: The Rockies It's all downhill from here... 09-12-2014, 06:38 PM
Replies: 1,279
Views: 90,258
Posted By Wansfel
I'm thinking of a run up Elk Meadow, Across Lolo...

I'm thinking of a run up Elk Meadow, Across Lolo Pass, Fish Ck, maybe come out Graves (burger at the Jack???) You know the route:evil 150 mile loop. No set take off time as yet.
Forum: The Rockies It's all downhill from here... 09-12-2014, 08:17 AM
Replies: 1,279
Views: 90,258
Posted By Wansfel
Ben & I will be riding Sunday. You available? ...

Ben & I will be riding Sunday. You available?

Jack, Did I hear you say you had tires to change also? (Having a little tech day Saturday.)
Forum: Thumpers 09-10-2014, 08:13 PM
Replies: 18,459
Views: 2,011,159
Posted By Wansfel
Hey Doc, wanna buy a KLR or two for spare parts?...

Hey Doc, wanna buy a KLR or two for spare parts? I need money for rear tires!

The 690s do add a significant grin (and grunt) level to riding. Hope to see you on the trail again in the future! Take...
Forum: The Rockies It's all downhill from here... 09-10-2014, 07:31 PM
Replies: 1,279
Views: 90,258
Posted By Wansfel
Ben's coming over Saturday to pick up his 690. ...

Ben's coming over Saturday to pick up his 690. We will be riding somewhere herabout Sunday. Looking at an overnighter on the 17th with Dirtypatches.
Forum: Thumpers 09-08-2014, 08:28 AM
Replies: 18,459
Views: 2,011,159
Posted By Wansfel
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I actually bought 2 (two)...
Forum: Pacific Northwet - Where it's green. And wet. 09-08-2014, 07:38 AM
Replies: 1,519
Views: 68,013
Posted By Wansfel
Great to meet you guys at LCR. Rode with Tom on...

Great to meet you guys at LCR. Rode with Tom on Friday. Boy does he know every nook, cranny, trail in that country!

Lead a group to Lochsa Lodge for breakfast Sunday then up over Tobaggan Ridge,...
Forum: The Rockies It's all downhill from here... 09-05-2014, 07:07 PM
Replies: 1,279
Views: 90,258
Posted By Wansfel
Got stainless tourtech on the 2010 (mine). None...

Got stainless tourtech on the 2010 (mine). None on Ben's 2012 yet.
Forum: The Rockies It's all downhill from here... 09-04-2014, 11:16 AM
Replies: 1,279
Views: 90,258
Posted By Wansfel
You can't ride just one...

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Gotta prep one to ride...
Forum: The Rockies It's all downhill from here... 09-04-2014, 06:51 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,297
Posted By Wansfel
I've had the upper pucks loosen up before. Just...

I've had the upper pucks loosen up before. Just didn't catch them this time. There will be a safety strap involved on future forays.
Forum: The Rockies It's all downhill from here... 09-03-2014, 08:09 PM
Replies: 1,279
Views: 90,258
Posted By Wansfel
Lost/found Pannier

Link to the "rest of the story (http://www.advrider.com/forums/showpost.php?p=24996289&postcount=14)".
Forum: The Rockies It's all downhill from here... 09-03-2014, 08:05 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,297
Posted By Wansfel
The rest of the story

Well, thanks to networking, and especially Rickyc4 and Ford Perfect, my lost pannier is now found and on its way home. Seems a friend of Ricky was fishing in the back country of Idaho and found a...
Forum: The Rockies It's all downhill from here... 09-03-2014, 05:15 PM
Replies: 1,279
Views: 90,258
Posted By Wansfel
LOST now FOUND Pannier

The power of networking. My right side pannier lost in the deep backwoods of MT/ID is now sitting safely in Seattle before tripping back home. Seems a Seattle based person fishing in the backwoods...
Forum: Thumpers 09-03-2014, 08:02 AM
Replies: 4,083
Views: 1,307,748
Posted By Wansfel
New (to me) 2012. Loaded to test traveling...

New (to me) 2012. Loaded to test traveling configuration. Lotsa goodies already on it, but looking to pick up a good skid plate and rack system. Ortlieb bags work ok w/o side racks. Acropovic...
Forum: The Rockies It's all downhill from here... 09-02-2014, 09:33 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,297
Posted By Wansfel
Sent a PM. See...

Sent a PM. See http://www.advrider.com/forums/showpost.php?p=24833496&postcount=1222
Forum: The Rockies It's all downhill from here... 09-02-2014, 09:17 PM
Replies: 1,279
Views: 90,258
Posted By Wansfel
Good ride. No gas on the route unless you run...

Good ride. No gas on the route unless you run over the pass then on over into Idaho to Lochsa Lodge. You can connect from the Fish Ck/Wagon/Petty complex right at the top of the pass opposite of the...
Forum: The Rockies It's all downhill from here... 09-02-2014, 08:30 PM
Replies: 1,279
Views: 90,258
Posted By Wansfel
Stopped by to show the new ride...but you were...

Stopped by to show the new ride...but you were GOLFING!

I'm heading for the Lewis & Clark Rally in Kamiah Thursday thru Sunday. Anyone else local heading that way?
Forum: Day Trippin' 09-02-2014, 09:12 AM
Replies: 147
Views: 12,649
Posted By Wansfel
Or just plain strangely stronger:clap Come...

Or just plain strangely stronger:clap

Come to think of it, my boots where also "strangely stronger", but there is a fix for that also.

I'm heading for Kamiah Thursday for the Lewis & Clark...
Forum: The Rockies It's all downhill from here... 09-01-2014, 01:09 PM
Replies: 1,279
Views: 90,258
Posted By Wansfel
Thinning out the herd

Well maintained KLR. 17,340 miles. Used for longer back country travel.
Many reliability upgrades including doohickey upgrade with torsion spring, sub-frame bolt upgrades, skid plate, rear brake...
Forum: Day Trippin' 08-31-2014, 06:47 PM
Replies: 147
Views: 12,649
Posted By Wansfel
The need for luggage bash plates

This explains why its necessary to move your skid plate to the top of your luggage system:
...
Forum: The Rockies It's all downhill from here... 08-31-2014, 01:36 PM
Replies: 1,279
Views: 90,258
Posted By Wansfel
\ That was me. Nice looking KLX. I was...

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That was me. Nice looking KLX. I was considering looking for one before I hit on the KTM.

Tried to do some single track Friday up Ambrose, but with the search going on up there they had all...
Forum: The Rockies It's all downhill from here... 08-30-2014, 09:43 AM
Replies: 1,279
Views: 90,258
Posted By Wansfel
I'll wait till you get back! It sounds like they...

I'll wait till you get back! It sounds like they may not fully grasp the artistic concept of the menu item.:eek1
Forum: The Rockies It's all downhill from here... 08-30-2014, 09:33 AM
Replies: 1,279
Views: 90,258
Posted By Wansfel
I'll be down this afternoon to check it out!

I'll be down this afternoon to check it out!
Forum: The Rockies It's all downhill from here... 08-29-2014, 07:51 PM
Replies: 1,279
Views: 90,258
Posted By Wansfel
Hey! I'm ready for a "Gambler". Are you?

Hey! I'm ready for a "Gambler". Are you?
Forum: The Rockies It's all downhill from here... 08-29-2014, 07:00 PM
Replies: 1,279
Views: 90,258
Posted By Wansfel
Always room for a new bike, right????

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2012 KTM 690 R

I'm...
Forum: Pacific Northwet - Where it's green. And wet. 08-25-2014, 07:53 AM
Replies: 919
Views: 49,099
Posted By Wansfel
Mosquitos

Anyone who saw Mike's mosquito gizmo, I just recieved a promotion from Bass on the device...
Forum: Pacific Northwet - Where it's green. And wet. 08-24-2014, 09:51 AM
Replies: 919
Views: 49,099
Posted By Wansfel
Larry changed out the same bearing on his Vstrom...

Larry changed out the same bearing on his Vstrom when he hit Fish Ck also.

I might have to consider changing mine on general principle. Got a new tire coming this week anyway, so why not? They...
Forum: The Rockies It's all downhill from here... 08-23-2014, 09:02 PM
Replies: 1,279
Views: 90,258
Posted By Wansfel
Magruder is closed (mud slide), but they are...

Magruder is closed (mud slide), but they are working on it. Haven't heard if its open yet. Call the Elk City Ranger Station at 208-842-2245. Similar for the road from Elk City straight over to...
Forum: Old's Cool 08-20-2014, 05:44 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,970
Posted By Wansfel
Research the bore/stroke on those models...The...

Research the bore/stroke on those models...The BSA had a very long stroke to bore ratio (79/90 mm). Definitely affects the power delivery (and starting process). Yamahas - 87/84, KTM 620 - 101/76. ...
Forum: Old's Cool 08-20-2014, 04:28 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,970
Posted By Wansfel
Carts is right on the starting procedure....

Carts is right on the starting procedure. Properly timed, with a good spark plug, mine could be started sitting down. Points are tricky. The cam lobe is held in place by a concentric bolt, which you...
Forum: Pacific Northwet - Where it's green. And wet. 08-18-2014, 03:06 PM
Replies: 5,515
Views: 298,378
Posted By Wansfel
USFS 715 (gospel Hill Road) is a rough road, so...

USFS 715 (gospel Hill Road) is a rough road, so slow going, but a GOOD ride. We took the dogs and truck on my back trail from St. Regis yesterday. SO,SO slow in truck (but oh how comfy!) Back...
Forum: Day Trippin' 08-18-2014, 10:59 AM
Replies: 147
Views: 12,649
Posted By Wansfel
:lurk Every adventure is different. I enjoy...

:lurk
Every adventure is different. I enjoy your perspective, enjoyed riding with you, and looking forward to the rest of the story.:deal
Forum: Day Trippin' 08-16-2014, 07:13 PM
Replies: 147
Views: 12,649
Posted By Wansfel
:d

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Forum: Day Trippin' 08-16-2014, 05:08 PM
Replies: 147
Views: 12,649
Posted By Wansfel
I dropped two teeth on the counter sprocket...

I dropped two teeth on the counter sprocket before my trek last weekend. Much more suited to the terrain...and more fun!

Replaced the fork seals on Ben's KLR yesterday (and added a stainless...
Forum: The Rockies It's all downhill from here... 08-16-2014, 07:07 AM
Replies: 1,279
Views: 90,258
Posted By Wansfel
Elk City would be your best bet. 208-842-2245

Elk City would be your best bet. 208-842-2245
Forum: The Rockies It's all downhill from here... 08-15-2014, 09:26 PM
Replies: 1,279
Views: 90,258
Posted By Wansfel
They should have it open in a few days, but be...

They should have it open in a few days, but be sure and check.

The Lolo Motorway follows the ridge tops for the most part and isn't as susceptible to the fire erosion problems of the...
Forum: The Rockies It's all downhill from here... 08-15-2014, 01:57 PM
Replies: 1,279
Views: 90,258
Posted By Wansfel
Magruder closed

I see the recent rains (plus the effects of recent year's fires) have caused a series of slides east of the Magruder Ranger Station. Report....
Forum: Day Trippin' 08-14-2014, 07:14 PM
Replies: 147
Views: 12,649
Posted By Wansfel
Speaking of two holers....

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