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Forum: Pacific Northwet - Where it's green. And wet. 06-22-2015, 05:22 PM
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Posted By Ridetosea
I can say that most of the time I look down at my...

I can say that most of the time I look down at my speed, I see 28 to 36 MPH on stretches of the route I wouldn't want to take my truck on. What I see on a fire road that is not fresh loose gravel...
Forum: Pacific Northwet - Where it's green. And wet. 06-22-2015, 12:22 PM
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Views: 367,184
Posted By Ridetosea
This is my thoughts on the WAbash 611 (yeah, I...

This is my thoughts on the WAbash 611 (yeah, I just made that up as I think it is 611 total miles?) in 24hrs. I could start at the bridge of the gods in Larson at 2 or 3 AM as the first section is...
Forum: Pacific Northwet - Where it's green. And wet. 06-18-2015, 01:10 PM
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Views: 367,184
Posted By Ridetosea
The trip was excellent. No issues or crashes. ...

The trip was excellent. No issues or crashes. There were a few out of control moments. The most memorable was in the "jungle" when I lost the front in a sandy downhill and had a very long almost...
Forum: Thumpers 05-05-2015, 12:27 PM
Replies: 9,903
Views: 2,070,106
Posted By Ridetosea
The longevity of the 500 is great to hear. I...

The longevity of the 500 is great to hear. I bought mine in Dec 2011 with the intent of doing some long distance touring. I was told by many a nay sayer that it would never be reliable enough for...
Forum: The Rockies It's all downhill from here... 09-18-2014, 08:17 AM
Replies: 777
Views: 112,388
Posted By Ridetosea
When we rode two up over Buffalo pass on a Harley...

When we rode two up over Buffalo pass on a Harley dresser we were both fully seated. Ha ha . Come on...The man was just giving his opinion and his intensions are good. Perhaps we can all try...
Forum: The Rockies It's all downhill from here... 08-20-2014, 11:08 AM
Replies: 777
Views: 112,388
Posted By Ridetosea
A couple pictures of Buffalo Pass CO, at night on...

A couple pictures of Buffalo Pass CO, at night on a Harley. Might sound lame but the trail got much worse after these pics. I was too busy trying not to crash to take more. My passenger took pics and...
Forum: The Rockies It's all downhill from here... 08-19-2014, 02:01 PM
Replies: 777
Views: 112,388
Posted By Ridetosea
lite is right

All these comments on smaller bikes just makes me smile. I bought a 2012 EXC 500 new when all the rage was multi cylinder Adventure bikes with GS before the displacement. My mantra is lite is right....
Forum: The Rockies It's all downhill from here... 07-16-2014, 10:28 AM
Replies: 777
Views: 112,388
Posted By Ridetosea
I appreciate your input. since we are doing both...

I appreciate your input. since we are doing both BDR's I'm trying to pack appropriately, but still not overpack. :(
I think my rear tire will be done by the time I reach Moab. A lot of pavement...
Forum: Pacific Northwet - Where it's green. And wet. 06-26-2014, 12:12 PM
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Views: 367,184
Posted By Ridetosea
Oh, that page one, ha ha . I loaded the track...

Oh, that page one, ha ha . I loaded the track and I am now locked and loaded. It looks like FS roads and bits of highway 97 so I think she will be fine at her beginner level. To put this in...
Forum: Pacific Northwet - Where it's green. And wet. 06-25-2014, 11:17 PM
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Views: 367,184
Posted By Ridetosea
I would be interested in a good work around...

I would be interested in a good work around track. Where would I find the updates to my now old tracks for the WABDR?
Forum: Pacific Northwet - Where it's green. And wet. 06-25-2014, 07:27 PM
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Views: 367,184
Posted By Ridetosea
Okay I see it has been to long since I have been...

Okay I see it has been to long since I have been reading this forum. Page 1 map? I just went to the WABDR page and downloaded the tracks. I must not be looking in the right place. I see no work...
Forum: Pacific Northwet - Where it's green. And wet. 06-25-2014, 01:35 PM
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Views: 367,184
Posted By Ridetosea
You can go through from ellensburg to Wenatchee...

You can go through from ellensburg to Wenatchee on the wabdr
but because of the road closure i had come out by beehive resivour on sqealchuck (spelling?) road. Good ride. Rough road.
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Forum: Thumpers 05-30-2014, 11:19 AM
Replies: 9,903
Views: 2,070,106
Posted By Ridetosea
I have ran without the top chain guard since new...

I have ran without the top chain guard since new in 2012, 180 hrs and a few thousand off road miles later, forgot about it till I read this post. IME, ya don't need it.
Forum: The Rockies It's all downhill from here... 08-31-2013, 06:25 AM
Replies: 777
Views: 112,388
Posted By Ridetosea
It just so happens that I have spent this last...

It just so happens that I have spent this last week loading tracks in my Montana 600 so I may be able to help. I downloaded Garmin Basecamp for free from the Garmin page. They have detailed short...
Forum: Americas 03-08-2013, 07:53 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 960
Posted By Ridetosea
I am liking this UTBDR COBDR loop idea. Take the...

I am liking this UTBDR COBDR loop idea. Take the truck to SLC, park it for couple weeks and ride. Perhaps McGregor and Boormans support team can follow us in a modified BMW X 5 with a doctor and a...
Forum: Pacific Northwet - Where it's green. And wet. 08-12-2012, 11:14 AM
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Views: 367,184
Posted By Ridetosea
2nd, the new first...

The omission of the first section was based on time constraints as the world outside of riding still exist. This choice has nothing to do with section one as I have never seen it. Wait, I have the...
Forum: Pacific Northwet - Where it's green. And wet. 08-07-2012, 01:24 PM
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Views: 367,184
Posted By Ridetosea
time, pace and time again...

Looking for a reasonable time line to ride the entire route south to North with current trail conditions. Riding on KTM's, experienced off road riders in a small group. All relatively young, fit...
Forum: Thumpers 08-06-2012, 02:39 PM
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Posted By Ridetosea
52 hours and 1640 miles of mixed riding from...

52 hours and 1640 miles of mixed riding from single track to forest roads to a little supermoto and no problems on my 2012. From crawling through wet forest roots at a few feet a min to over 100 mph...
Forum: Pacific Northwet - Where it's green. And wet. 08-04-2012, 05:05 PM
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Views: 367,184
Posted By Ridetosea
8/20/12 till ? back at work by 8/30/12

Well, it looks like my group is down to just me, myself and I. I'm planning on going South to North leaving Marysville morning of the 20th working my way down to Stevenson on twisty, paved roads and...
Forum: Thumpers 05-18-2012, 11:47 AM
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Posted By Ridetosea
Idle time...

[QUOTE=Lulu7404;18716032]On the stalling, I just kept increasing the idle till it stopped happening. After the desmog it needs to be raised and several people including myself needed quite a few...
Forum: Thumpers 05-17-2012, 09:48 AM
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Posted By Ridetosea
to call or not to re-call?

The good news is that my little dots are at 12' position. No call from dealer. Thanks for all that make this thread and this site worth my daily visit. Guess I will just play the wait and see if...
Forum: Pacific Northwet - Where it's green. And wet. 04-27-2012, 12:48 PM
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Views: 367,184
Posted By Ridetosea
pass it along

Are we talking about the Discover Pass? That is the only pass I have... Got it online.
Forum: Thumpers 04-26-2012, 04:06 PM
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Posted By Ridetosea
Ok, my hands back up in the air, what is a crush...

Ok, my hands back up in the air, what is a crush hub? How is it I have lived my life without one yet still ride, eat and breath?
Forum: Thumpers 04-24-2012, 11:38 AM
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Posted By Ridetosea
XC-W map in EXC

I had my dealer put the XC-W map in my exc. My thoughts, as well as the dealer, was that after removing the smog equipment I now had the same setup as an XC-W. I noticed a large improvement in low...
Forum: Thumpers 04-16-2012, 11:42 AM
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Posted By Ridetosea
To be all or not to be?

I find myself asking this same question, can the Orange bike replace the other bikes in the man cave? The battery tender keeps the HD and ZX 14 ready to ride but I find myself ridding only the KTM. ...
Forum: Thumpers 04-10-2012, 05:12 PM
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Posted By Ridetosea
[QUOTE=Colemanfu;18418238]OK, I'm in. Just...

[QUOTE=Colemanfu;18418238]OK, I'm in. Just replaced my 1999 640e. I loved that bike for 11 years but wanted something lighter and a little more modern but still with some guts. Just looking this bike...
Forum: Thumpers 04-09-2012, 08:28 PM
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Posted By Ridetosea
I got 99 problems but my kick stand ain't one. ...

I got 99 problems but my kick stand ain't one. lol Cool stand but? I use my foot and hyper-extend it in the down position and go on living my life. Now that I put 17 inch wheels on I could use a...
Forum: Thumpers 04-05-2012, 04:24 PM
Replies: 9,903
Views: 2,070,106
Posted By Ridetosea
checked the valves

I checked the valves at 23 hours. TDC is when the small whole on the timing chain sprocket is at 12 o'clock alined with the dot on the head. They are still within limits. close to the tight end so...
Forum: Thumpers 04-04-2012, 02:05 PM
Replies: 9,903
Views: 2,070,106
Posted By Ridetosea
Ok I guess it is my day to be the kid in the...

Ok I guess it is my day to be the kid in the class with his hand up, What does removing the thermostat accomplish? Does this allow fluid to simply loop through the radiator constantly regardless of...
Forum: Thumpers 04-04-2012, 01:18 PM
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Posted By Ridetosea
This side tank? is it connected to the fuel...

This side tank? is it connected to the fuel system or do you pull it off and pour it in the main tank? Hey, I don't know so I asked...LOL
Forum: Thumpers 04-03-2012, 06:55 PM
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Posted By Ridetosea
I think as word spreads on how nice this bike is...

I think as word spreads on how nice this bike is they will become hard to find. Cycle World May 2012, just did a test on the 350 EXC and the competition was not even close. They followed that with...
Forum: Thumpers 04-02-2012, 04:09 PM
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Posted By Ridetosea
time to turn in

"I wonder how different it would handle with the 21/18 than 17's. I am coming from a sport touring Tiger, and the few weeks on my wifes CRF before I put d/s tires on it. These are Shinko's and are...
Forum: Thumpers 04-02-2012, 03:37 PM
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Posted By Ridetosea
another...

another angelhttp://sphotos.xx.fbcdn.net/hphotos-prn1/563922_2916188739958_1117896341_32133343_1044587937_n.jpg
Forum: Thumpers 04-02-2012, 03:34 PM
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Posted By Ridetosea
This is your clearance, clarance

I guess the clearance is a little close. No rubbing thus far but I would say this is about the max amount of rubber possible without cutting or removing the plastic chain...
Forum: Thumpers 04-02-2012, 02:53 PM
Replies: 9,903
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Posted By Ridetosea
This is what she looks like with the 21/18 wheels...

This is what she looks like with the 21/18 wheels just to show that I didn't buy her just to DS. I found out why no one else was taking this trail. Wow, no tire tracks! fresh trail! why could this...
Forum: Thumpers 04-02-2012, 02:42 PM
Replies: 9,903
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Posted By Ridetosea
very limited tire options for duel sport in 17's....

very limited tire options for duel sport in 17's. no problem with the 140/80 17 rear. plus it was cheap! I think this will be a nice DS tire setup. Plus I have the stock rims and tires to play in the...
Forum: Thumpers 04-02-2012, 02:35 PM
Replies: 9,903
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Posted By Ridetosea
Warp 9's

I Guess I'm not as dumb as I look I am? Figured out the pic posting. lolhttp://sphotos.xx.fbcdn.net/hphotos-ash4/375092_2850831426066_1117896341_32104151_1951196157_n.jpg
Forum: Thumpers 04-02-2012, 01:32 PM
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Posted By Ridetosea
I have the Warp 9's on my 500 EXC. I would post...

I have the Warp 9's on my 500 EXC. I would post a picture but just wasted 3 hours of my life trying to figure out how. I put a search in on how to post pictures as I have noted it but not read it...
Forum: Thumpers 03-28-2012, 12:11 PM
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Posted By Ridetosea
Okay, let me be the first to ask, you just bought...

Okay, let me be the first to ask, you just bought a 10K dirt bike for the engine? what are your plans and why not pick up a used, pre 2012 bike for a donor engine. That being said, um ah, we want...
Forum: Thumpers 03-28-2012, 12:02 PM
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Views: 2,070,106
Posted By Ridetosea
picked it up at the dealer. they ordered it,...

picked it up at the dealer. they ordered it, came in a few days. The CD covers 2008-2012 450- 530.
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