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Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 12-22-2014, 11:11 AM
Replies: 58
Views: 3,358
Posted By OrangeYZ
Don't buy a bike and you can tell the wife what...

Don't buy a bike and you can tell the wife what she needs to hear:

http://www.american-buddha.com/ateamamerica87a.jpg
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 12-22-2014, 10:55 AM
Replies: 58
Views: 3,358
Posted By OrangeYZ
55 to 64 probably accounts for 16.3% of all...

55 to 64 probably accounts for 16.3% of all people with driver's licenses too.


Edit: It's twoo!
Get a license at 16, lose it at 71 (Calm down Grampa it just makes the math easier), that's a 55...
Forum: Americas 12-18-2014, 09:33 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 948
Posted By OrangeYZ
On the budget subject: Assuming you're not...

On the budget subject:
Assuming you're not staying in Florida when you're done.

On a KLR expect 50 mpg if you're putting and seeing the sights, 40 if you're moving at highway speed. If gas is 4...
Forum: Thumpers 12-14-2014, 08:58 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,616
Posted By OrangeYZ
'11 got the six speed. With the five speed,...

'11 got the six speed.

With the five speed, there is a substantial difference between the XCW and the XC transmissions. With the six speeds only first gear is much lower. Second gear is barely...
Forum: Americas 12-14-2014, 08:52 AM
Replies: 55
Views: 2,567
Posted By OrangeYZ
Now that the four pages of "You don't need a gun"...

Now that the four pages of "You don't need a gun" are out of the way, I have another question about what the law is:
Can you drive/ride through a national park with a non-restricted firearm?

More...
Forum: Americas 12-12-2014, 09:48 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 885
Posted By OrangeYZ
If you are going to do an out-and-back, riding...

If you are going to do an out-and-back, riding 199 up to the tunnel and turning around to ride up 101 to Reedsport sounds a lot more fun than 80 miles of I-5 and going out-and-back on 138.
Forum: Americas 12-11-2014, 04:49 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 885
Posted By OrangeYZ
Yes I don't think there's any good way to do...

Yes

I don't think there's any good way to do both that and Umpqua Lighthouse at Reedsport though.
Forum: Americas 12-09-2014, 12:34 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 885
Posted By OrangeYZ
Going from Umpqua (Roseburg) to Klamath Falls:...

Going from Umpqua (Roseburg) to Klamath Falls: You're already planning on going to Crater Lake, right? Right?

And if you're going there, by Highway 138 past Diamond lake, there are some cool...
Forum: Pacific Northwet - Where it's green. And wet. 12-07-2014, 11:39 AM
Replies: 164
Views: 6,484
Posted By OrangeYZ
Not likely. Same tragic excuse as last time: too...

Not likely. Same tragic excuse as last time: too much motorcycling planned :cry

If I can go it'll probably be at the last minute
Forum: Pacific Northwet - Where it's green. And wet. 12-04-2014, 12:42 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 2,663
Posted By OrangeYZ
What kind of 250 do you have? 250 two stroke:...

What kind of 250 do you have?
250 two stroke: Enough power to get around. 300s and 500s are getting pretty popular.
250F: adequate for some snow conditions and not too steep of hills, but not many...
Forum: Pacific Northwet - Where it's green. And wet. 12-04-2014, 10:29 AM
Replies: 164
Views: 6,484
Posted By OrangeYZ
This thread is really lacking in good pictures of...

This thread is really lacking in good pictures of Hells Canyon

http://i194.photobucket.com/albums/z8/brokowsj/ORBCTIDMTDR/IMG_2478snakeriver_zpsc606ca77.jpg
...
Forum: Thumpers 12-04-2014, 08:19 AM
Replies: 415
Views: 29,792
Posted By OrangeYZ
On the front page this minute: Under 250 = 6...

On the front page this minute:

Under 250 = 6 threads
Over 250 = the other 30 or so
Not that big of a split

Breaking KTMs and BMWs into their own forums takes 11 and 3 threads off the front...
Forum: Pacific Northwet - Where it's green. And wet. 12-03-2014, 01:20 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 2,663
Posted By OrangeYZ
http://i194.photobucket.com/albums/z8/brokowsj/hig...

http://i194.photobucket.com/albums/z8/brokowsj/highwaycam_zpsffb0b18d.jpg

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Forum: Thumpers 12-02-2014, 03:50 PM
Replies: 415
Views: 29,792
Posted By OrangeYZ
Bump to congratulate Orange Crush on their recent...

Bump to congratulate Orange Crush on their recent forum split! :freaky :clap

With four different motorcycle sizes to talk about (two of which are discontinued) and topics as recent as four days...
Forum: Americas 12-02-2014, 03:40 PM
Replies: 55
Views: 2,567
Posted By OrangeYZ
Sounds like the OPs questions have all been...

Sounds like the OPs questions have all been answered :deal
Forum: Americas 12-01-2014, 12:30 PM
Replies: 55
Views: 2,567
Posted By OrangeYZ
If you are trying to do the right thing...

If you are trying to do the right thing (declaring a gun) but make a mistake (can't have that gun), Canada will say "Nope, can't do that, go home."
New York will arrest you and screw up your life as...
Forum: Americas 12-01-2014, 11:54 AM
Replies: 55
Views: 2,567
Posted By OrangeYZ
So, not as bad as New York?

So, not as bad as New York?
Forum: Americas 12-01-2014, 11:30 AM
Replies: 55
Views: 2,567
Posted By OrangeYZ
The short answer is no. The long answer is that...

The short answer is no.
The long answer is that you need an Authorization To Transport license for a handgun which can take a few months to get.
You also need to convince the border patrol that you...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 11-22-2014, 03:47 PM
Replies: 113
Views: 7,350
Posted By OrangeYZ
YZ125, peak HP about 33, top speed about 65mph,...

YZ125, peak HP about 33, top speed about 65mph, tractive force off idle: none
KTM 300, Peak HP about 50, top speed 75-80, tractive force off idle: lots
I know we're on a forum where everybody likes...
Forum: Ride reports 11-21-2014, 10:34 AM
Replies: 62
Views: 10,027
Posted By OrangeYZ
Cool Ride! Looks familiar... ...

Cool Ride!



Looks familiar...
http://i194.photobucket.com/albums/z8/brokowsj/ORBCTIDMTDR/IMG_2667jamesbackinnaweeds_zps19eb6bfc.jpg
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 11-20-2014, 02:37 PM
Replies: 113
Views: 7,350
Posted By OrangeYZ
Is heavier better for straight line high speed...

Is heavier better for straight line high speed touring, or are the motorcycles which have other characteristics to make them better for SLHST coincidentally heavier?
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 11-19-2014, 08:41 AM
Replies: 113
Views: 7,350
Posted By OrangeYZ
I thought I had written faster bikes, but I guess...

I thought I had written faster bikes, but I guess I didn't. Oops :D
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 11-17-2014, 02:17 PM
Replies: 113
Views: 7,350
Posted By OrangeYZ
Fast, comfortable motorcycles exist. Some of...

Fast, comfortable motorcycles exist. Some of them are expensive, some of them are cheap.

Roads exist where small inexpensive scooters cannot keep up with the rest of the traffic.

Experiences,...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 11-17-2014, 12:31 PM
Replies: 113
Views: 7,350
Posted By OrangeYZ
Didn't look like there was room for differing...

Didn't look like there was room for differing opinions or personal experiences here.

And something else that doesn't seem to be well known in the monthly "I need to justify riding a small bike...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 11-17-2014, 11:18 AM
Replies: 113
Views: 7,350
Posted By OrangeYZ
Bull shit. This is how people justify buying...

Bull shit. This is how people justify buying shit motorcycles and convince themselves that their bike has some redeeming quality beyond "Could afford it."

--

Slow bikes I've ridden:
YZ125...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 11-17-2014, 09:10 AM
Replies: 113
Views: 7,350
Posted By OrangeYZ
Less is less. Less can be better in some...

Less is less. Less can be better in some applications, but it can't be more. More is more.
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 11-16-2014, 01:50 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 3,394
Posted By OrangeYZ
If Ryan Villipoto and I both rode my bike around...

If Ryan Villipoto and I both rode my bike around the same track, he would have the faster lap times.

Doesn't mean I should trade it in for something slower, heavier and "easier" to handle.
Forum: Beasts 10-27-2014, 09:20 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 847
Posted By OrangeYZ
HA, No! When I went from the KLR to the...

HA, No!

When I went from the KLR to the Triumph I was like "Finally I'll have a six speed and I won't have to rev it out on the highway and it's going to be awesome!"

I almost never need to...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 10-13-2014, 11:52 AM
Replies: 60
Views: 4,174
Posted By OrangeYZ
At the time that this thread was started, I don't...

At the time that this thread was started, I don't think I had sold a single bike ever. Since then I've got a little bit of data to work with.

Dirt only 2 strokes:
YZ125, bought in 2000, replaced...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 10-10-2014, 08:44 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,570
Posted By OrangeYZ
On #1: "However a two more types appear" Should...

On #1: "However a two more types appear" Should be "However, two more types appear"

On #2: Communicate should have two Ms

On #3: Should be "Panniers are a complicated subject." "Aluminum" ...
Forum: Ride reports 10-02-2014, 04:13 PM
Replies: 98
Views: 10,614
Posted By OrangeYZ
What? Yeah, why wouldn't we? No,...

What? Yeah, why wouldn't we?




No, it was just a cool rock that I happened to spot from the trail and wanted to check out. Walking out there was :eek1 enough.

If somebody was good with...
Forum: Ride reports 10-02-2014, 02:15 PM
Replies: 98
Views: 10,614
Posted By OrangeYZ
Looking at the Google Map now I guess we didn't. ...

Looking at the Google Map now I guess we didn't. It looked like a big enough town from up on the hill, but then I forgot that and we didn't get off the highway. Oops.
Forum: Ride reports 10-02-2014, 12:58 PM
Replies: 98
Views: 10,614
Posted By OrangeYZ
http://i.imgur.com/nQho558.gif Edit: I...

http://i.imgur.com/nQho558.gif


Edit:
I don't think I've spent too much on new motorcycles in the last year and a half, but another 10 grand would definitely do it.
I'd love the EFI, 30 less...
Forum: Ride reports 10-02-2014, 12:03 PM
Replies: 98
Views: 10,614
Posted By OrangeYZ
But first: Hotel! Shower! Cold beer! Thursday...

But first: Hotel! Shower! Cold beer! Thursday Night Football! Steelers getting curbstomped!
Breakfast so close to the room that even we can't mess it up with a four hour trail ride.

We went...
Forum: Ride reports 10-02-2014, 11:15 AM
Replies: 98
Views: 10,614
Posted By OrangeYZ
Scott Mountain Trail ends at Scott Mountain Road,...

Scott Mountain Trail ends at Scott Mountain Road, elevation 7400 feet.
http://i194.photobucket.com/albums/z8/brokowsj/ORBCTIDMTDR/G0600811scottmtn_zps7e38d304.jpg

Lotta steam left behind on this...
Forum: Ride reports 10-02-2014, 10:03 AM
Replies: 98
Views: 10,614
Posted By OrangeYZ
Rather than ride all the way to the end of...

Rather than ride all the way to the end of Kirkham Ridge, we went west down ATV trail 118 to Park Creek Campground. We picked a campsite, James started setting up while I unloaded my bike and headed...
Forum: Ride reports 10-02-2014, 08:57 AM
Replies: 98
Views: 10,614
Posted By OrangeYZ
Video somewhere towards the end of Kirkham Ridge...

Video somewhere towards the end of Kirkham Ridge Trail. A mile or two of easy fast trail.

<iframe src="//www.youtube.com/embed/SbFyjzRREq4" allowfullscreen="" height="315" width="560"...
Forum: Ride reports 10-01-2014, 11:23 AM
Replies: 98
Views: 10,614
Posted By OrangeYZ
Another complication: Weather forecast shows a...

Another complication: Weather forecast shows a low of 21 tonight here in 6000' Stanley. We were planning on riding trails out of town and camping tonight at Lola Creek near the Horn of Hwy 21. ...
Forum: Ride reports 10-01-2014, 10:34 AM
Replies: 98
Views: 10,614
Posted By OrangeYZ
Forget all that though, we're going to The Big...

Forget all that though, we're going to The Big Nasty Hill Climb!

First things first, we need to not freeze to death tonight. Shouldn't be a problem, we've both got 20 sleeping bags and it...
Forum: Ride reports 10-01-2014, 09:08 AM
Replies: 98
Views: 10,614
Posted By OrangeYZ
The Case against the chainsaw: In hindsight, the...

The Case against the chainsaw: In hindsight, the only log that would have been a huge problem without the chainsaw was the rotten one on day 6. As rotted as it was though, we could probably cut...
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