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Forum: Pacific Northwet - Where it's green. And wet. Yesterday, 04:27 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 185
Posted By 243Win
Thanks for the info folks, much appreciated.

Thanks for the info folks, much appreciated.
Forum: Pacific Northwet - Where it's green. And wet. Yesterday, 09:24 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 185
Posted By 243Win
Question Need info on Little Joe Rd? Idaho/Montana

Getting conflicting info from maps I'm looking at.

This road on the east end starts in St Regis, MT, runs into Idaho going through Avery and Calder, ending up near Riverdale close to the southern...
Forum: The Perfect Line and Other Riding Myths 06-29-2015, 01:58 PM
Replies: 70
Views: 3,460
Posted By 243Win
1981, plowing through the alder trees, knifed...

1981, plowing through the alder trees, knifed through the first two I hit, the third tree stopped me.

Woke up, looking at a bike that just didn't make any sense. I knew it was a bike, but it...
Forum: The Perfect Line and Other Riding Myths 06-22-2015, 05:10 PM
Replies: 78
Views: 8,723
Posted By 243Win
Met a similar fellow as the OP did. His name...

Met a similar fellow as the OP did.

His name was "Chopper Steve". Rode a chopper of course, that was no trailer queen. He was from Texas, would work construction until he'd save a couple grand...
Forum: Trip Planning 06-09-2015, 04:42 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,220
Posted By 243Win
Not really a soft vs hard luggage experience. My...

Not really a soft vs hard luggage experience. My vote for theft was due to coming back to the bike and someone had stolen soft-sided cooler from bike lashed to the hard cases.

That said, I'll...
Forum: The Perfect Line and Other Riding Myths 05-19-2015, 10:26 AM
Replies: 71
Views: 4,815
Posted By 243Win
For me, it depends on the bike, the DR650 when...

For me, it depends on the bike, the DR650 when all loaded up can be a handful, especially the first big road trip while it was loaded up "Beverly-Hillbilly" style, before I got decent luggage.

On...
Forum: The Perfect Line and Other Riding Myths 05-14-2015, 07:02 PM
Replies: 346
Views: 89,839
Posted By 243Win
Getting rarer it seems

86 vf500f

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v75/stevegittings/vf500.jpg (http://smg.photobucket.com/user/stevegittings/media/vf500.jpg.html)

91 400 bandit...
Forum: The Perfect Line and Other Riding Myths 10-20-2014, 05:01 PM
Replies: 112
Views: 11,620
Posted By 243Win
Engineer here too. Doing it at my own pace as...

Engineer here too. Doing it at my own pace as well after starting in my late 40's.

What I'm not necessarily hearing as I read the thread is a practiced, application of the skills being studied. ...
Forum: Trip Planning 10-16-2014, 02:27 PM
Replies: 118
Views: 30,467
Posted By 243Win
This assumes camping on a trip. alite chair ...

This assumes camping on a trip.

alite chair
little Cabelas 5 LED headlamps
Starbucks Via coffee
smartphone
pistol or revolver

Everything else is probably pretty much standard stuff other...
Forum: The Perfect Line and Other Riding Myths 09-17-2014, 05:03 PM
Replies: 64
Views: 5,810
Posted By 243Win
Riding on road since 2007, no issues to date for...

Riding on road since 2007, no issues to date for me. But I did have to file an accident claim on my insurance just recently.

Loaned my DR650 to a buddy, an endorsed rider and he "youtube'd" it...
Forum: The Perfect Line and Other Riding Myths 09-17-2014, 04:55 PM
Replies: 131
Views: 11,994
Posted By 243Win
My regular riding buddies can be the same way to...

My regular riding buddies can be the same way to an extent. In general they keep their rides in good shape, but fail to carry any tools or spares. The general consensus seems to be that since I'm...
Forum: The Perfect Line and Other Riding Myths 09-16-2014, 04:51 PM
Replies: 59
Views: 4,562
Posted By 243Win
Right now for me in my limited experience, it is...

Right now for me in my limited experience, it is either one of my DR650's for the most part. One set up with a more off road focus (but certainly not single track) and the other set up with longer...
Forum: Road Warriors 09-12-2014, 11:12 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 19,656
Posted By 243Win
Got a 91 myself. Up on my lift now getting a...

Got a 91 myself. Up on my lift now getting a facelift

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v75/stevegittings/myBandit.jpg (http://smg.photobucket.com/user/stevegittings/media/myBandit.jpg.html)
Forum: Equipment 09-03-2014, 02:57 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,536
Posted By 243Win
XD3 up to an indicated 100mph on SV650n with...

XD3 up to an indicated 100mph on SV650n with fly-screen, no problem. Just pay attention doing a head-check over your shoulder and all is well.
Forum: Equipment 09-03-2014, 02:33 PM
Replies: 2,118
Views: 417,595
Posted By 243Win
I see Jacks 'R' Better has a quilt that is made...

I see Jacks 'R' Better has a quilt that is made especially for bottom entry. Spendy, but it looks like the right one.
Forum: Equipment 09-03-2014, 11:34 AM
Replies: 2,118
Views: 417,595
Posted By 243Win
Thanks, does a full length quilt cause any...

Thanks, does a full length quilt cause any problems with the bottom entry on the hennesy?
Forum: Equipment 09-03-2014, 10:55 AM
Replies: 2,118
Views: 417,595
Posted By 243Win
So I don't have to peruse the whole thread, I'll...

So I don't have to peruse the whole thread, I'll just ask: What are my under-quilt options for a hennessy exped-asym classic?

Thanks in advance.
Forum: Face Plant 08-18-2014, 03:56 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 9,785
Posted By 243Win
Never ceases to amaze me the number of riders I...

Never ceases to amaze me the number of riders I see at a stop light that are oblivious to anything behind them and pull up and stop just like they are in a car and not setting themselves an avenue of...
Forum: Americas 08-12-2014, 02:43 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 2,661
Posted By 243Win
Can you bring that on the plane?

Can you bring that on the plane?
Forum: GPS Tracks - West & PNW 08-12-2014, 10:15 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 3,004
Posted By 243Win
I was up there a few days ago and it was in...

I was up there a few days ago and it was in pretty good shape. Rode up from Cushman, down FS24 headed towards 101, then turned up 2441 (jefferson pass) and then rode that over to Hamma-Hamma, up to...
Forum: Pacific Northwet - Where it's green. And wet. 08-11-2014, 03:55 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 688
Posted By 243Win
If you could tolerate the commute, looking at...

If you could tolerate the commute, looking at something on the Kitsap Peninsula might offer something less expensive than the Seattle area.

Best of Luck
Forum: The Perfect Line and Other Riding Myths 08-08-2014, 05:23 PM
Replies: 75
Views: 10,485
Posted By 243Win
Tried it, didn't work. XD3 is too noisy so using...

Tried it, didn't work. XD3 is too noisy so using the apple ear buds I had to turn the music up super loud just to hear anything. Figured I was adding insult to injury regarding continuing hearing...
Forum: Road Warriors 07-14-2014, 02:50 PM
Replies: 54
Views: 3,840
Posted By 243Win
2006 Blue DR650, "Blue Pig" 2009 Black...

2006 Blue DR650, "Blue Pig"

2009 Black DR650, black safari tank, windscreen and a black top box on it, thinking of getting a custom plate for it "RD KNG" or "RDGLIDE" :D
Forum: Thumpers 07-14-2014, 02:45 PM
Replies: 111,194
Views: 22,597,544
Posted By 243Win
For rotor bolts, a little heat and a rattle gun...

For rotor bolts, a little heat and a rattle gun always pops them loose.
Forum: Trip Planning 07-14-2014, 11:21 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 4,434
Posted By 243Win
In my experience, if you have to "convince" them...

In my experience, if you have to "convince" them to go, they may end up a problem later on due to lack of commitment and generally become a drag on the trip.

Go by yourself, set your own course.
Forum: Equipment 07-06-2014, 10:29 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 5,869
Posted By 243Win
This, until I picked up a couple of pair in the...

This, until I picked up a couple of pair in the middle of a two week trip, I actually had to resort to riding commando for a day or so due to the chainsaw like seams in my Under Armour shorts.
Forum: Equipment 07-01-2014, 10:44 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 2,689
Posted By 243Win
Regarding the tent, set it up in the yard and...

Regarding the tent, set it up in the yard and turn on the sprinkler and watch what happens.

At one time I picked up a pretty cool, high dollar tent, but it failed the sprinkler test. Not due to...
Forum: Trip Planning 06-21-2014, 11:07 AM
Replies: 72
Views: 12,010
Posted By 243Win
My default mode is to camp, but I'll happily...

My default mode is to camp, but I'll happily check into a hotel if the weather is looking miserable for the night.

I prefer the camping for three reasons, one - just hanging out by the fire...
Forum: Epic Ride Reports 09-29-2013, 07:09 PM
Replies: 342
Views: 108,279
Posted By 243Win
Thumb Excellent ride report. You've gotten out there,...

Excellent ride report. You've gotten out there, discovered something about yourself and faced down some on the road adversity.

My solo road trips like this spoiled me. A day trip or a weekend...
Forum: Epic Ride Reports 09-23-2013, 10:44 PM
Replies: 342
Views: 108,279
Posted By 243Win
Thumb Wow, just commented on your thread over at more...

Wow, just commented on your thread over at more local riding forum!

Looking forward to more.
Forum: The Perfect Line and Other Riding Myths 09-01-2013, 06:12 PM
Replies: 92
Views: 5,372
Posted By 243Win
First exposure as a kid riding a friend's honda...

First exposure as a kid riding a friend's honda 60?. As I recall you had to shift, but not use a clutch.

Promptly rode it into his fence. Undaunted I got up and took off around the yard again...
Forum: Americas 08-29-2013, 11:31 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,558
Posted By 243Win
I would think it would be starting to get a touch...

I would think it would be starting to get a touch cool at night up in the Idaho/Montana area.

And I-84 through southern Idaho is a dull stretch of road,... A lot of nice riding in Idaho, but I-84...
Forum: The Perfect Line and Other Riding Myths 08-24-2013, 08:23 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 4,106
Posted By 243Win
I would tend to agree, the one day I did not get...

I would tend to agree, the one day I did not get a weather report on a long ride was the day I got my butt handed to me.

Yes, via a smartphone, a whole world of info is available. But even...
Forum: The Perfect Line and Other Riding Myths 08-23-2013, 06:08 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 4,106
Posted By 243Win
basically a wanderer

On my first trip, I only had one destination to make and the getting there was on a whim. On my second trip, I had some idea of what I wanted to do and then never did it, I simply rode in the...
Forum: Trip Planning 08-20-2013, 03:38 PM
Replies: 213
Views: 41,738
Posted By 243Win
That is pretty much what I've told folks I've met...

That is pretty much what I've told folks I've met while out and about if they happen to inquire "if & why" I may have a firearm with me.

"It's pretty much a sleep aid."

I'll usually have a...
Forum: Trip Planning 08-20-2013, 03:24 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 7,525
Posted By 243Win
Strong coffee in the morning, usually starbucks...

Strong coffee in the morning, usually starbucks via while camping.

Water the rest of the day. Never hit the road with a dry CamelBak.

Gin&Tonic once I make camp.

Note, at no point during...
Forum: Thumpers 08-06-2013, 03:54 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,891
Posted By 243Win
Thumb Fair that! And to be honest, I've had an...

Fair that!

And to be honest, I've had an aversion to carbs myself for a long time, but recently come to terms with them since so many of my bikes have them. And once I got my hands dirty with...
Forum: Thumpers 08-06-2013, 03:36 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,891
Posted By 243Win
No offense taken, but lets see how it goes in a...

No offense taken, but lets see how it goes in a less than perfect world.

Fire up SV, all dash lights signal three different ways there is a problem with FI. Go read internet, find service plug...
Forum: Thumpers 08-06-2013, 12:21 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,891
Posted By 243Win
Outstanding, thanks!

Outstanding, thanks!
Forum: Thumpers 08-06-2013, 03:47 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,891
Posted By 243Win
Hmmph, apparently it isn't just me. If I dump my...

Hmmph, apparently it isn't just me. If I dump my bike with a stock carb, it seems to take forever for it to fire back up as well.

As to the OP's questions, pull, clean and investigate that...
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