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Forum: Pacific Northwet - Where it's green. And wet. 04-30-2015, 08:41 PM
Replies: 8,660
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Posted By Owyhee
Ole BDizzle and I are hitting the trails early...

Ole BDizzle and I are hitting the trails early early on Sunday. We're leaving from Boise at 5am-ish, having breakfast at the Stage Stop, and leaving pavement at Grasmere enroute to Indian Hot Springs...
Forum: Thumpers 03-31-2015, 07:36 AM
Replies: 11,448
Views: 1,723,572
Posted By Owyhee
I did the heat gun treatment to the front fender...

I did the heat gun treatment to the front fender of my son's TTR50 (deep scratches) and my XR600 fender (fuzzy from being old). I was pretty impressed at how well the XR fender came out and how long...
Forum: Thumpers 03-30-2015, 01:05 PM
Replies: 11,448
Views: 1,723,572
Posted By Owyhee
If I still have them, they're yours. I sold that...

If I still have them, they're yours. I sold that bike in 2001 and took the hand guards off at some point in the late 90s. I packrat bike parts so there's a good chance the guards are in a...
Forum: Thumpers 03-30-2015, 11:14 AM
Replies: 11,448
Views: 1,723,572
Posted By Owyhee
Most people take off those stock handguards and...

Most people take off those stock handguards and toss them in the trash once replaced with aluminum ones. I may have a set of stockers in white (off my XR6) or maybe, just maybe, in "fighting red" off...
Forum: Thumpers 03-30-2015, 07:19 AM
Replies: 11,448
Views: 1,723,572
Posted By Owyhee
Maier makes new plastic for the older XRs. Some...

Maier makes new plastic for the older XRs. Some people have concerns about the quality/fit, some don't. https://www.maier-mfg.com/

Much of the newer XR stuff fits the older bikes too.

Owyhee
Forum: Pacific Northwet - Where it's green. And wet. 03-29-2015, 08:21 PM
Replies: 8,660
Views: 836,075
Posted By Owyhee
Beginner's Riding Area

I got my son a TTR50 last year and while we don't ride very often he's gotten reasonably skilled at trail riding. He's tall for his age (6 YO, 52") but still has the reasoning and judgement skills of...
Forum: Pacific Northwet - Where it's green. And wet. 03-23-2015, 07:33 PM
Replies: 8,660
Views: 836,075
Posted By Owyhee
It looks like the ridge got some snow last night....

It looks like the ridge got some snow last night. I've been hoping to get up there after work but don't have a headlight and don't want to get stuck out after dark.

Owyhee
Forum: Thumpers 03-19-2015, 08:12 PM
Replies: 11,448
Views: 1,723,572
Posted By Owyhee
I see single carb XR cases on eBay all the time,...

I see single carb XR cases on eBay all the time, at auction, for next to nothing. I got a set a few years ago for $1 plus shipping. Sold them for $5. Instead of playing mix and match, why not get the...
Forum: Thumpers 03-18-2015, 03:54 PM
Replies: 11,448
Views: 1,723,572
Posted By Owyhee
Is that a tail light in the seat base? ...

Is that a tail light in the seat base?

Owyhee
Forum: Thumpers 03-17-2015, 05:42 PM
Replies: 11,448
Views: 1,723,572
Posted By Owyhee
:wave Owyhee

:wave

Owyhee
Forum: Thumpers 03-16-2015, 07:57 AM
Replies: 11,448
Views: 1,723,572
Posted By Owyhee
:rofl That's what I need for my next...

:rofl

That's what I need for my next unrefueled New York to San Fran trip...

Owyhee
Forum: Thumpers 03-13-2015, 02:00 PM
Replies: 11,448
Views: 1,723,572
Posted By Owyhee
I had an Acerbis 5.8 gallon tank on my bike for a...

I had an Acerbis 5.8 gallon tank on my bike for a while. When it was full it felt like a 6-year-old boy was riding on the bars. With the stock carb the bike would go past 200 miles before reserve. I...
Forum: Thumpers 03-13-2015, 08:04 AM
Replies: 11,448
Views: 1,723,572
Posted By Owyhee
That's pretty much it other than smoke on start...

That's pretty much it other than smoke on start up, fork and shock seals, and swingarm play (if not greased the swingarm bolt will rust to the bearings and get stuck, not to be removed without a...
Forum: Thumpers 03-10-2015, 08:00 PM
Replies: 11,448
Views: 1,723,572
Posted By Owyhee
Headlights

I need some recommendations for a (cheap) headlight. I have a stock stator so a low-powered LED setup will be best. No need for DOT as I don't ride on the street and I would like to avoid the stock...
Forum: Thumpers 02-27-2015, 12:20 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 809
Posted By Owyhee
CR500 shocks won't fit on the XR600/650L. Too...

CR500 shocks won't fit on the XR600/650L. Too long, different top and bottom mounts, and wrong spring rates.

Owyhee
Forum: Thumpers 02-27-2015, 12:17 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 809
Posted By Owyhee
I used a 1995 CR500 and 1996 CR125/250 set for my...

I used a 1995 CR500 and 1996 CR125/250 set for my conversions. I liked the CR500 set best and sold the other set. I am into the CR500 set for under $200 for the entire thing (bars to wheel). The...
Forum: Thumpers 02-15-2015, 08:00 PM
Replies: 11,448
Views: 1,723,572
Posted By Owyhee
The stem height is the same. I had a 1996...

The stem height is the same. I had a 1996 CR125/250 swap on my bike. To make it easier, I used a CR500 stem which shares the same top bearing as the XR and you can machine the bottom stem to accept...
Forum: Thumpers 02-09-2015, 09:33 AM
Replies: 11,448
Views: 1,723,572
Posted By Owyhee
I had a twin-carb XR350R for seven years (bought...

I had a twin-carb XR350R for seven years (bought in 1994 or 1995?). That may have been the hottest running engine ever. I cooked its valve guide seals the second year I had it. First it would smoke a...
Forum: Thumpers 02-08-2015, 11:54 AM
Replies: 11,448
Views: 1,723,572
Posted By Owyhee
I have a 1987 XR250 with forks similiar to the...

I have a 1987 XR250 with forks similiar to the 1990 XR6 and a 1999 XR6 that had cartridge forks like the 1991-up XR6. The difference is significant, and worth the swap, especially if it's cheap.
...
Forum: Pacific Northwet - Where it's green. And wet. 01-27-2015, 07:05 PM
Replies: 8,660
Views: 836,075
Posted By Owyhee
I went up around Rabbit Creek today too, all the...

I went up around Rabbit Creek today too, all the way to the pass to Reynolds. My original plan was to ride Rabbit but the pea soup fog tempted me to try and get above it.

About a mile before the...
Forum: Thumpers 01-01-2015, 02:29 PM
Replies: 2,322
Views: 411,030
Posted By Owyhee
I just picked up a 1987 XR250 for my wife. From...

I just picked up a 1987 XR250 for my wife. From the history I gathered, it was sent to Al Baker when new and got some sort of engine work done, likely a 277cc kit. There's a TM34 on there now and it...
Forum: Day Trippin' 05-02-2012, 03:55 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,986
Posted By Owyhee
I didn't think that much of the Boise Front was...

I didn't think that much of the Boise Front was open yet. Did you see how much snow was left on the eastern side of the mountain?

I need to head up there after work next week.

Thanks!
...
Forum: Pacific Northwet - Where it's green. And wet. 02-03-2012, 01:04 PM
Replies: 8,660
Views: 836,075
Posted By Owyhee
RIP Steve Appleton. :cry He seemed like a...

RIP Steve Appleton. :cry

He seemed like a cool CEO, racing the Baja 1000, flying his own jet fighter, etc. Things I'd imagine doing if I had his money/power.

-Owyhee
Forum: Pacific Northwet - Where it's green. And wet. 01-15-2012, 12:50 PM
Replies: 8,660
Views: 836,075
Posted By Owyhee
Went on a quick ride to the Wickahoney Stage Stop...

Went on a quick ride to the Wickahoney Stage Stop on Friday. The weather in Boise was smoggy and cold, the weather in Grasmere was about 45 and sunny. Perfect weather.

Tory (KLR650) and I took...
Forum: Pacific Northwet - Where it's green. And wet. 01-10-2012, 07:59 PM
Replies: 8,660
Views: 836,075
Posted By Owyhee
Not much action in the thread lately... My...

Not much action in the thread lately...

My time as a unemployed individual is coming to an end next month and I'd like to get in a ride or three before employment strikes.

I'm riding Tuesday...
Forum: Some Assembly Required 01-03-2012, 07:12 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 21,450
Posted By Owyhee
I haven't done jack with the bikes since summer...

I haven't done jack with the bikes since summer of last year. Been away since then and prepping to buy a business later this month, pregnant wife, etc. You know, life gets in the way of fun...

The...
Forum: Some Assembly Required 01-03-2012, 06:50 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 21,450
Posted By Owyhee
Hi Charlie! :wave Love your builds. ...

Hi Charlie! :wave

Love your builds.

-Owyhee
Forum: Thumpers 12-31-2011, 03:38 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 3,458
Posted By Owyhee
I have a set of 1996 CR125/250 forks on my 1999...

I have a set of 1996 CR125/250 forks on my 1999 XR600. The stock forks on the 1999 are quite a bit better than the 1980s damper rod forks and the CR forks are much better than the stock forks when...
Forum: Thumpers 12-31-2011, 07:35 AM
Replies: 11,448
Views: 1,723,572
Posted By Owyhee
I have a set of 1996 CR125/250 forks on my XR....

I have a set of 1996 CR125/250 forks on my XR. I'm 150lbs and the springs are just right. You'll have to respring for sure. Adapting the CR125/250 stem to fit the XR is a lot of work/money compared...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 12-14-2011, 06:40 PM
Replies: 794
Views: 191,263
Posted By Owyhee
I was riding my Idaho-plated Transalp around in...

I was riding my Idaho-plated Transalp around in the country in the summer of 1998 beginning in northern Idaho.

In Louisiana I stopped to get gas off an interstate somewhere in the middle of the...
Forum: Thumpers 12-10-2011, 09:07 PM
Replies: 11,448
Views: 1,723,572
Posted By Owyhee
Do you have a pair of flatslides on that dual...

Do you have a pair of flatslides on that dual carb XL?

-Owyhee
Forum: Thumpers 12-10-2011, 09:07 AM
Replies: 11,448
Views: 1,723,572
Posted By Owyhee
If I can chime in with a for a second, one of the...

If I can chime in with a for a second, one of the best mods I've done was to eliminate the "T" junction in the crankcase breather and replace it with a straight tube going up capped with a large...
Forum: Thumpers 11-26-2011, 09:56 AM
Replies: 11,448
Views: 1,723,572
Posted By Owyhee
That's one clean old XR! -Owyhee

That's one clean old XR!

-Owyhee
Forum: Thumpers 11-26-2011, 09:55 AM
Replies: 11,448
Views: 1,723,572
Posted By Owyhee
It's perfectly fine to bump start the bike using...

It's perfectly fine to bump start the bike using the decompression lever. It's my preferred method of starting when I'm lazy and as long as I park on the top of a hill. On my last ride the right...
Forum: Thumpers 11-26-2011, 08:44 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 3,250
Posted By Owyhee
I'm an XR guy through and through, but if I had...

I'm an XR guy through and through, but if I had to pick a 50%/50% bike it would be the DR. While the XR may be a better off road bike the DR's pavement abilities are far superior. Both bikes have...
Forum: Thumpers 11-16-2011, 09:19 PM
Replies: 11,448
Views: 1,723,572
Posted By Owyhee
I've found that too low of gearing wears me out...

I've found that too low of gearing wears me out on my 600. The stock 14/48 works well for trail riding with 14/42 good for ATV trails. I ride at 2,500-8,000ft.

I use an OEM 14 tooth stocker and a...
Forum: Thumpers 11-14-2011, 06:42 AM
Replies: 11,448
Views: 1,723,572
Posted By Owyhee
Thanks for the direct answer. This week I'm going...

Thanks for the direct answer. This week I'm going to give Megacycle and Webcam and call and see what they recommend grind wise for my application.



Actually, yes, and it was that thread and the...
Forum: Thumpers 11-13-2011, 02:18 PM
Replies: 11,448
Views: 1,723,572
Posted By Owyhee
That's pretty much what I've gathered too, stock...

That's pretty much what I've gathered too, stock is best, but I've painted myself in a corner with the rest of the aftermarket parts. The stock cam with a high compression piston is supposed to build...
Forum: Thumpers 11-13-2011, 09:48 AM
Replies: 11,448
Views: 1,723,572
Posted By Owyhee
Hotcams vs. HD valve springs

Cam question:

I'm in year three of my XR628 build with progress slowed by being out of the country for two of those years, a pregnant wife, and a lack of willingness to spend lots of money on the...
Forum: Pacific Northwet - Where it's green. And wet. 10-22-2011, 07:50 AM
Replies: 8,660
Views: 836,075
Posted By Owyhee
I'm going on another weekday ride, this time on...

I'm going on another weekday ride, this time on Monday to Silver City. We'll be riding from the Silver City Road/Murphy Stage Road intersection and going the longer way on the trails to Silver City....
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