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Forum: Pacific Northwet - Where it's green. And wet. 12-19-2014, 10:26 AM
Replies: 81
Views: 3,645
Posted By eric n
good idea

I remember my first few runs after not being on a bike in over 10 years. then add heavy dirt bike and you can get in over your head. "it's a different dance with a dual sport"

what i think is...
Forum: Pacific Northwet - Where it's green. And wet. 12-02-2014, 10:58 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 2,306
Posted By eric n
yes I have grammar problems. but hey its kept the...

yes I have grammar problems. but hey its kept the thread going. I'm going around the block again now.

looking back on it i should have walked off the second day of class.

with all the FMSCA...
Forum: Pacific Northwet - Where it's green. And wet. 12-01-2014, 12:55 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 2,306
Posted By eric n
The trucking industry has a insane turnover rate....

The trucking industry has a insane turnover rate. werner reported one year 185% attrition.

back in 2010 went to truck driving school in Caldwell Id. Two days in one of instructors physically got...
Forum: Pacific Northwet - Where it's green. And wet. 11-26-2014, 03:06 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 2,035
Posted By eric n
250 cc 4 stroke is equivalent to a 125 cc 2...

250 cc 4 stroke is equivalent to a 125 cc 2 stroke.

the environmental laws here prevent 2 stroke sales of new bikes. it's been that way long enough that street legal 2 strokes are very rare.
...
Forum: Pacific Northwet - Where it's green. And wet. 11-22-2014, 10:05 PM
Replies: 117
Views: 6,889
Posted By eric n
with the "few trucks" having gone in the the...

with the "few trucks" having gone in the the threat level just drop a lot.

did any of them mach road rashes rider descriptions?



P.S. sleeping meds kicking in signing off for the night
Forum: Pacific Northwet - Where it's green. And wet. 11-22-2014, 09:33 PM
Replies: 117
Views: 6,889
Posted By eric n
What about Jungle Man thats one missing know...

What about Jungle Man thats one missing know anyone have a cell # for him or knows someone who it can be gotten from?

pdx jim glad you showed up here how many at the top? have you called any other...
Forum: Pacific Northwet - Where it's green. And wet. 11-22-2014, 08:57 PM
Replies: 117
Views: 6,889
Posted By eric n
need to find a couple snow mobile's to make a run...

need to find a couple snow mobile's to make a run through first thing tomorrow. i don't know any.

any head count at the destination? or contact at all?

a rider fully dressed has a higher...
Forum: Pacific Northwet - Where it's green. And wet. 11-21-2014, 09:07 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,102
Posted By eric n
remove all the zipties and bracketing on the...

remove all the zipties and bracketing on the clutch cable. the metal oval bracket on the left side of the speedo can be removed. leave the metal loop down by the exhaust alone.
Forum: Pacific Northwet - Where it's green. And wet. 11-21-2014, 03:29 PM
Replies: 117
Views: 6,889
Posted By eric n
out lacing up new tire found broken bolts.

out

lacing up new tire found broken bolts.
Forum: Pacific Northwet - Where it's green. And wet. 11-21-2014, 11:22 AM
Replies: 117
Views: 6,889
Posted By eric n
3000ft elevation snow predicted. sandy is...

3000ft elevation snow predicted.

sandy is only 1200+/-


ORE224
MP 31 - 36
ORE224, 8 miles East of Estacada "IS CLOSED" due to the fire damage/landslide

there is a detour route.....
Forum: Pacific Northwet - Where it's green. And wet. 11-20-2014, 07:52 PM
Replies: 117
Views: 6,889
Posted By eric n
I'm on scott and squisy's team. this time I don't...

I'm on scott and squisy's team. this time I don't know the area as well so I wont be so bossy. BTW FYYFF was over 30 minutes ahead. even though its not a race per say that was huge time difference....
Forum: Pacific Northwet - Where it's green. And wet. 11-20-2014, 09:40 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,102
Posted By eric n
stand up on the bike level (have a friend help...

stand up on the bike level (have a friend help keep the bike balanced) close your eyes and reach out for where you think the bars should be. this will tell you where the bars should be for your...
Forum: Pacific Northwet - Where it's green. And wet. 11-13-2014, 05:21 AM
Replies: 117
Views: 6,889
Posted By eric n
will you at least tell us what county it will be...

will you at least tell us what county it will be in?

east or west of Portland?

fuel range?

elevations? (studs optional? snowmobile qualify?)

can we have the ferry we where...
Forum: Pacific Northwet - Where it's green. And wet. 11-11-2014, 03:22 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 921
Posted By eric n
avon gripsters. rain tires designed for that...

avon gripsters. rain tires designed for that exact climate.

soft compound knobbies work awesome in the wet. my favorite is Michelin t63's. conti tkc 80 second choice. dunlop 606 are a little too...
Forum: Pacific Northwet - Where it's green. And wet. 11-08-2014, 07:40 PM
Replies: 52
Views: 2,743
Posted By eric n
http://www.motorcycle-superstore.com/25420/i/moose...

http://www.motorcycle-superstore.com/25420/i/moose-racing-motorcycle-handwarmer-kit?WT.ac=SLIsearch

these are the 3 wire type. low is one circut high is the other circuit. so if one fails you...
Forum: Pacific Northwet - Where it's green. And wet. 11-07-2014, 12:40 AM
Replies: 52
Views: 2,743
Posted By eric n
there are those who want to brag about being a...

there are those who want to brag about being a rider then there are those who you can't get off their bike.

if you even think your going to change bikes don't get too attached to the rebel. and...
Forum: Pacific Northwet - Where it's green. And wet. 11-04-2014, 01:08 AM
Replies: 52
Views: 2,743
Posted By eric n
but have you adjusted your valves?

but have you adjusted your valves?
Forum: Pacific Northwet - Where it's green. And wet. 10-31-2014, 01:30 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 681
Posted By eric n
so i'm guessing your doing the OBDR route 3 Crown...

so i'm guessing your doing the OBDR route 3 Crown Jewels - Big Lake to California. then connecting to WBDR in carson.

google maps and other maps will show you roads that don't go through in the...
Forum: Pacific Northwet - Where it's green. And wet. 10-30-2014, 09:34 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 681
Posted By eric n
https://goo.gl/maps/u70yf this is how i...

https://goo.gl/maps/u70yf

this is how i might do that section. did this in 5 minutes. might have errors.

the start point is that where you plan to start the day?

there are sections that all...
Forum: Pacific Northwet - Where it's green. And wet. 10-29-2014, 01:14 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 681
Posted By eric n
from marker 148 north is actually the pacific...

from marker 148 north is actually the pacific crest trail. and heavily traveled by hikers. its not legal for motorized transport.

and 109 onward looks like more PCT.
Forum: Pacific Northwet - Where it's green. And wet. 10-29-2014, 12:00 AM
Replies: 52
Views: 2,743
Posted By eric n
I believe we have lost the attention of the...

I believe we have lost the attention of the original poster.

the laser alignment tool lecture was a inside joke from wetfest this year. i was answering a formerly shaft drive riders questions...
Forum: Pacific Northwet - Where it's green. And wet. 10-28-2014, 07:49 PM
Replies: 52
Views: 2,743
Posted By eric n
the klx has a digital tach. and two trip meters....

the klx has a digital tach. and two trip meters. don't make get out my laser chain alignment lecture.
Forum: Pacific Northwet - Where it's green. And wet. 10-28-2014, 06:41 AM
Replies: 52
Views: 2,743
Posted By eric n
klx 250 in St. Johns I will second that...

klx 250 in St. Johns

I will second that nomination.

water cooled, so more power and will run properly in our climate. higher riding position so you can see over the cars and cagers can...
Forum: Pacific Northwet - Where it's green. And wet. 10-26-2014, 09:50 PM
Replies: 52
Views: 2,743
Posted By eric n
now to dilute petermans mammary gland fixation. ...

now to dilute petermans mammary gland fixation.

have you adjusted the valve clearance? at 10k it is probably over due. it is really important.

starting that bike you need to have it...
Forum: Pacific Northwet - Where it's green. And wet. 10-26-2014, 08:41 PM
Replies: 10,824
Views: 2,228,585
Posted By eric n
suzuki dr 350 - $800 (kalama)

http://portland.craigslist.org/clk/mcy/4732343908.html


suzuki dr 350 - $800 (kalama)
Forum: Pacific Northwet - Where it's green. And wet. 10-24-2014, 03:24 PM
Replies: 52
Views: 2,743
Posted By eric n
cruisers suck

cruisers have a fork rake that is not conducive to course surfaces and take longer to initiate a turn. and the feet forward position means your steering with your ass because you are not i a position...
Forum: Pacific Northwet - Where it's green. And wet. 10-22-2014, 08:38 AM
Replies: 52
Views: 2,743
Posted By eric n
welcome to riding in the northwet. where...

welcome to riding in the northwet.

where heated grips and rain resistant helmets are required.

rebel 250's are scary on the freeway. I have fixed/tuned a few of them. the first one I rode...
Forum: Pacific Northwet - Where it's green. And wet. 09-24-2014, 06:56 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,008
Posted By eric n
heavy rain

did many of the things listed here.

dual sport helmet and double pane goggles is what I landed on. snowmobile goggles are most likely to be double paned.

this is the same concept as the...
Forum: Pacific Northwet - Where it's green. And wet. 08-01-2014, 01:11 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 2,271
Posted By eric n
oh boy

http://www.dualsportriding.com/

http://www.rawhyde-offroad.com/

I cant emphasize this enough LEARN TO STAND UP ON THE BIKE....

...
Forum: Pacific Northwet - Where it's green. And wet. 06-17-2014, 03:00 PM
Replies: 74
Views: 4,921
Posted By eric n
sounds like you found your unknown variable by...

sounds like you found your unknown variable by measuring the cc volume.
Forum: Pacific Northwet - Where it's green. And wet. 06-15-2014, 10:20 AM
Replies: 74
Views: 4,921
Posted By eric n
the closer to 10:1 the better the 8.82:1 would...

the closer to 10:1 the better the 8.82:1 would make it run weird. do you know what stock compression is? that also would be a safe number to land on.
Forum: Pacific Northwet - Where it's green. And wet. 06-09-2014, 01:52 AM
Replies: 74
Views: 4,921
Posted By eric n
so with the head off you can take the dial/ run...

so with the head off you can take the dial/ run out meter to the cam lobes unlike when it was in the frame.

if it has a dished piston that will make it difficult to get actual volume without...
Forum: Pacific Northwet - Where it's green. And wet. 06-08-2014, 12:26 PM
Replies: 74
Views: 4,921
Posted By eric n
I didn't describe all the details of checking the...

I didn't describe all the details of checking the fluid displacement. its actually best done with the valves closed. with the cams disconnected and valves closed through the rotation of the engine.
...
Forum: Pacific Northwet - Where it's green. And wet. 06-07-2014, 02:52 PM
Replies: 74
Views: 4,921
Posted By eric n
so the stock cams brought it back in a notch. ...

so the stock cams brought it back in a notch.

plug the exhaust by 25% some how doesn't have to be permanent even a block of wood and bailing wire just to see what happens.

some of the...
Forum: Pacific Northwet - Where it's green. And wet. 06-02-2014, 11:09 AM
Replies: 74
Views: 4,921
Posted By eric n
if it stabilizes with the stock cams I hope you...

if it stabilizes with the stock cams I hope you leave them on. and here's why.

if you fallow racing such as the Dakar rally you notice that behind the rider is even more mechanics then the TV...
Forum: Pacific Northwet - Where it's green. And wet. 05-31-2014, 07:07 PM
Replies: 74
Views: 4,921
Posted By eric n
I haven't heard the bike nor have I ridden it so...

I haven't heard the bike nor have I ridden it so please recognize I'm flying from the hip behind a keyboard.

larger exhaust and aftermarket pipes totally changes the back pressure. one way I...
Forum: Pacific Northwet - Where it's green. And wet. 05-31-2014, 02:02 PM
Replies: 74
Views: 4,921
Posted By eric n
I know it sounds like going backwards. if...

I know it sounds like going backwards.

if you still have the old carb and exhaust put them back on and see what happens. It would rule several possibilities out without havung to buy anything...
Forum: Pacific Northwet - Where it's green. And wet. 05-30-2014, 02:17 PM
Replies: 74
Views: 4,921
Posted By eric n
http://www.harborfreight.com/hand-tools/measuring-...

http://www.harborfreight.com/hand-tools/measuring-tools/1-inch-travel-machinists-dial-indicator-623.html

take one of these (doesn't have to be from them) and bracket it to the head and watch...
Forum: Pacific Northwet - Where it's green. And wet. 05-30-2014, 06:18 AM
Replies: 74
Views: 3,896
Posted By eric n
http://www.oregonlive.com/commuting/index.ssf/2014...

http://www.oregonlive.com/commuting/index.ssf/2014/05/portland_drivers_most_courteou.html
Forum: Pacific Northwet - Where it's green. And wet. 05-30-2014, 05:40 AM
Replies: 74
Views: 4,921
Posted By eric n
lean pop

you may be running lean. you've increased the volume of the combustion chamber without increasing your fuel mix. change the jet and create a rich condition then dial it back.

low compression may...
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