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Forum: The Rockies It's all downhill from here... 12-12-2014, 10:25 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 477
Posted By Skibikejunkie
Two FJRs and a Vee made the trip yesterday...

Two FJRs and a Vee made the trip yesterday afternoon. It was a little cold, but still fun. For the most part, we had the road to ourselves, so we could go as fast as we dared. Some wet spots on the...
Forum: The Rockies It's all downhill from here... 12-11-2014, 12:12 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 477
Posted By Skibikejunkie
Utards: Any beta on Wolf Creek Pass?

According to UDOT, it's still open. Thinking of playing hookie from work this afternoon for a late season ride.

Any info on conditions would be appreciated.
Forum: The Rockies It's all downhill from here... 10-13-2014, 04:56 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 3,819
Posted By Skibikejunkie
Perhaps where you live. But in Utah, there is a...

Perhaps where you live. But in Utah, there is a 99% chance that the troop was chartered to a congregation (ward) of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saint (LDS/Mormon), in which case the...
Forum: EMEA 08-12-2014, 01:58 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,927
Posted By Skibikejunkie
I'd give it a try. But that's just me. Or see...

I'd give it a try. But that's just me. Or see about getting such a driving permit in Greece if you want to try and mitigate the risk. You're out to have an adventure, after all, aren't you? :clap
Forum: GS Boxers 07-14-2014, 04:36 PM
Replies: 75
Views: 6,688
Posted By Skibikejunkie
An analogous tidbit that might prove instructive:...

An analogous tidbit that might prove instructive:

SRAM has manufactured cassettes for bicycles that are short one tooth on each cog in order to save weight. There's never a point, even on an 11...
Forum: Americas 07-14-2014, 03:21 PM
Replies: 59
Views: 4,935
Posted By Skibikejunkie
I just want to commend the respondants--on both...

I just want to commend the respondants--on both sides of the issue--for the civility of discourse and general level-headedness.

I don't personally carry, though it's not something I oppose. I...
Forum: The Rockies It's all downhill from here... 07-11-2014, 02:16 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 200
Posted By Skibikejunkie
Any Utah inmates have a 1st gen DL1000 I can test ride?

I'm in the market for a new-to-me bike to replace my KLR650. On paper, the bike that seems the best fit is the DL1000, but the closest I've come to a test ride is the Wee. Dealer stock is all the new...
Forum: Thumpers 07-28-2013, 11:21 AM
Replies: 1,258
Views: 283,242
Posted By Skibikejunkie
I'm 5'5" with a 29" inseam and ride a Husky TC250...

I'm 5'5" with a 29" inseam and ride a Husky TC250 dirt bike. My only modifications are that I dialed back the preload to lower the rear about 1.5 cm and dropped the forks in the triple clamp about 2...
Forum: The Rockies It's all downhill from here... 06-26-2013, 09:24 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 588
Posted By Skibikejunkie
A closer inspection of the tires shows a decent...

A closer inspection of the tires shows a decent amount of tread left before I hit the wear bars. So I'm going to roll the dice and see if I can squeeze 1000 miles or so more out of these things. My...
Forum: The Rockies It's all downhill from here... 06-26-2013, 09:01 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 477
Posted By Skibikejunkie
Avoid trail 39 and trail 171. 47 has some...

Avoid trail 39 and trail 171. 47 has some switchbacks that make it challenging, but is fun otherwise. 111 to Mary Ellen Gulch, from what I've been told (haven't ridden it myself), feels like Carl's...
Forum: The Rockies It's all downhill from here... 06-16-2013, 10:40 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 392
Posted By Skibikejunkie
Corporate relocation from Greenville, SC to...

Corporate relocation from Greenville, SC to Brigham City? I'm curious--Nucor is the only explanation I can think of.

Also, do you know what you're getting into? Just want to make sure. Utah is a...
Forum: The Rockies It's all downhill from here... 06-16-2013, 10:23 PM
Replies: 22,549
Views: 2,138,709
Posted By Skibikejunkie
Couples two-up ride to Elberta and back. Dirt...

Couples two-up ride to Elberta and back. Dirt roads are fun, but riding [with] these ladies is more so.

http://distilleryimage4.ak.instagram.com/a56de880d6fa11e2a3b222000a9f1696_7.jpg
Forum: The Rockies It's all downhill from here... 06-16-2013, 04:49 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,263
Posted By Skibikejunkie
Whether it's open or not, you can still go up to...

Whether it's open or not, you can still go up to Hite and cross, just a little longer that way.
Forum: The Rockies It's all downhill from here... 06-16-2013, 09:05 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 588
Posted By Skibikejunkie
Utard headed out for four days to celebrate unintended freedom

My company is in the midst of a massive reorganization. Despite assurances that our group was growing and none of us had anything to worry about, I found out Thursday that my last day is 26 June.
...
Forum: Thumpers 06-11-2013, 09:46 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 861
Posted By Skibikejunkie
I sure as hell would not want to ride an XR400 80...

I sure as hell would not want to ride an XR400 80 slab miles round trip every day. The DRZ would be slightly more comfortable. If it were me, and most of the miles were going to be commuting, but I...
Forum: Thumpers 06-11-2013, 01:30 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 556
Posted By Skibikejunkie
[/QUOTE] I'm an idiot. Jam nut was exactly...

[/QUOTE]

I'm an idiot. Jam nut was exactly the issue. Just had to remove fork cap, unwind the jam nut from the damper rod, reinstall fork cap, and then tighten jam nut back down. Everything's just...
Forum: The Garage 06-11-2013, 01:26 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,159
Posted By Skibikejunkie
Couldn't fix it with fork in place, but this was...

Couldn't fix it with fork in place, but this was exactly what was wrong. Conveniently, I'm installing a new front tire today, so had to take the wheel off anyway. Thanks for the help.
Forum: Thumpers 06-10-2013, 01:32 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 2,428
Posted By Skibikejunkie
Why, because nobody actually gets up such a hill...

Why, because nobody actually gets up such a hill on a DRZ? :evil
Forum: Thumpers 06-10-2013, 09:12 AM
Replies: 50
Views: 8,691
Posted By Skibikejunkie
As a KLR650 owner whose next bike will most...

As a KLR650 owner whose next bike will most likely be a V-strom, get the Wee. It will do exactly what you want, better.
Forum: The Rockies It's all downhill from here... 06-07-2013, 10:17 PM
Replies: 65
Views: 3,911
Posted By Skibikejunkie
You seem dead set on spending the money, which is...

You seem dead set on spending the money, which is fine. It's your money. Just bear in mind, you've been riding for what, a month now? I sure as hell wouldn't be rebuilding suspension with new,...
Forum: Thumpers 06-07-2013, 03:17 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 556
Posted By Skibikejunkie
As far as I can tell, there's not a separate jam...

As far as I can tell, there's not a separate jam nut. The damper rod threads into the top cap and gets torqued down before the top cap gets threaded into the slider and torqued. Here's an image from...
Forum: The Garage 06-07-2013, 11:00 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,159
Posted By Skibikejunkie
Rebound adjuster won't reach limit after replacing fork seals

Originally posted this in Thumpers, but realized it probably belongs here. (Admins, feel free to nuke the post in Thumpers.)

Just replaced the seals on the Marzocchi Shiver fork on my Husky. I ...
Forum: Thumpers 06-07-2013, 10:45 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 556
Posted By Skibikejunkie
Replaced fork seals--where did I screw up?

Just replaced the seals on the Marzocchi Shiver fork on my Husky. I followed the steps in the service manual, and everything seems to be working fine, but for some reason the rebound damper doesn't...
Forum: The Rockies It's all downhill from here... 06-07-2013, 10:27 AM
Replies: 65
Views: 3,911
Posted By Skibikejunkie
May already be done by now, but I think you might...

May already be done by now, but I think you might be getting ahead of yourself dropping the bike that low. Once you're healed and have some more experience, you may realize that the issue isn't with...
Forum: The Rockies It's all downhill from here... 06-07-2013, 09:24 AM
Replies: 22,549
Views: 2,138,709
Posted By Skibikejunkie
Ouch. Unless you're lighting cigars...

Ouch.



Unless you're lighting cigars with $100 bills, 180 miles to try and recover several hundred dollars worth of lost gear is hardly cheap. I think any one of us would do the same.

I am...
Forum: The Rockies It's all downhill from here... 06-06-2013, 12:08 PM
Replies: 22,549
Views: 2,138,709
Posted By Skibikejunkie
Since you're South Valley, check out...

Since you're South Valley, check out ohvservicecenter.com 11277 S Redwood Rd. They're solid guys. Tell them you were referred by Brian Plummer (my neighbor), and you will get great treatment. Blain...
Forum: The Rockies It's all downhill from here... 06-05-2013, 10:18 AM
Replies: 22,549
Views: 2,138,709
Posted By Skibikejunkie
I rode AF to Midway a week ago Sunday and some...

I rode AF to Midway a week ago Sunday and some friends rode Hobble Creek to Strawberry and back the next day. It's all open.

Pretty much everything in AF Canyon is open right now, with the...
Forum: Thumpers 05-31-2013, 06:44 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 2,981
Posted By Skibikejunkie
Your chauvinism is almost as charming as your...

Your chauvinism is almost as charming as your patriarchy. The woman I live with (hardly MY girl), would have no problem telling a bunch of dudes to STFU.
Forum: Thumpers 05-31-2013, 02:56 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 2,288
Posted By Skibikejunkie
You can plate a dirt bike in Oregon if you add...

You can plate a dirt bike in Oregon if you add the required indicators, provided the bike meets emissions requirements:

http://www.oregon.gov/ODOT/TS/docs/motorcycle/convertoffroadmotorcycle.pdf
...
Forum: Thumpers 05-31-2013, 09:47 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,150
Posted By Skibikejunkie
Step 1: Read up on your state DMV site exactly...

Step 1: Read up on your state DMV site exactly what you need/don't need. In Idaho, you need proof of insurance and maybe a headlight. In Utah, you need headlight, tail light, brake lights actuated by...
Forum: Thumpers 05-28-2013, 08:02 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 821
Posted By Skibikejunkie
New fork seals--should I replace dust wipers too?

I ran into a tree while riding yesterday and blew out one of the fork seals on my Husky (Marzocchi Shiver fork). It was due for a fork oil change anyway, so I'll just add some new seals to the...
Forum: Thumpers 05-22-2013, 11:58 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,957
Posted By Skibikejunkie
I have two bikes insured with state farm, a KLR...

I have two bikes insured with state farm, a KLR 650 and a Husqvarna TC250 that I plated. I pay about $400/year for both bikes, and I'm 39.

The TC250 is a motocross bike that I added lights to to...
Forum: Thumpers 05-16-2013, 11:51 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 2,108
Posted By Skibikejunkie
There's also a great thread on bikes for short...

There's also a great thread on bikes for short people that covers just about every make and model and the mods done on each to make them work.
...
Forum: Thumpers 05-16-2013, 09:57 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 2,108
Posted By Skibikejunkie
I'm 5'5", and I have some female friends who ride...

I'm 5'5", and I have some female friends who ride who are ~5'0" and ~5'2". I ride a Husky TC250 with a stock seat height of ~37". With one foot on the peg, I can get a toe on the ground. Or I can...
Forum: Some Assembly Required 05-16-2013, 09:28 AM
Replies: 43
Views: 10,093
Posted By Skibikejunkie
Brilliant. Can't wait to see how the story...

Brilliant.

Can't wait to see how the story ends.
Forum: Thumpers 05-15-2013, 04:47 PM
Replies: 495
Views: 110,724
Posted By Skibikejunkie
Bummer that the Athena 300 kit doesn't work on...

Bummer that the Athena 300 kit doesn't work on the '10+ motors. I have it on my '05 and love it. Low end grunt on that thing is amazing.
Forum: Thumpers 05-08-2013, 02:45 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 367
Posted By Skibikejunkie
Pissed How hot is too hot?

Not really a bike-specific question, but in this case, it applies to my Husqvarna TC250. I installed a TrailTech Vapor, mostly so I could keep an eye on engine temperature.

Most of the time, it...
Forum: Day Trippin' 05-06-2013, 06:16 PM
Replies: 1,487
Views: 578,499
Posted By Skibikejunkie
Started at page one last week...

I started reading at page 1 last week, saw the page count grow as I read, had no idea you would get (almost) up to date while I was reading.

The door to my house and to my kegerator are open if...
Forum: Thumpers 05-01-2013, 11:44 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 2,065
Posted By Skibikejunkie
If you're happy with the bike and the price you...

If you're happy with the bike and the price you paid for it, that's all that matters. Enjoy the hell out of it and ride safe.
Forum: Thumpers 05-01-2013, 08:35 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,083
Posted By Skibikejunkie
This seems to make the most sense. If it were the...

This seems to make the most sense. If it were the MC, I'd be getting fluid behind the piston, which doesn't seem to be happening, as it's not inhibited on the return stroke. Ordered new SS line this...
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