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Forum: Pacific Northwet - Where it's green. And wet. Yesterday, 10:22 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 395
Posted By Motomantra
'Taint legal. Besides...

I was south bound I-5 in Vancouver when the bridge went up. Screw this, I thought, I'm going to the front of the line (using E-lane). I didn't make it to Delta Park before I picked up a rear flat.
Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan Yesterday, 10:16 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 247
Posted By Motomantra
That's not what I saw

The KTM was having an easier time of it. The DL rider was fighting the heavy front end & top heavyness of his ride.

Don't forget the power of editing.
Forum: The Garage Yesterday, 09:59 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 600
Posted By Motomantra
Not mechanically minded?

Call a reputable lock smith. They've most likely dealt with this before.
Forum: Americas 06-17-2015, 10:35 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 251
Posted By Motomantra
September is my favorite time, too. I've never...

September is my favorite time, too. I've never been past Colorado & I understand it can get quite windy through the Plains. V-Stroms aren't the best in the wind.

I have wunderground in my...
Forum: Equipment 06-17-2015, 10:24 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,457
Posted By Motomantra
That's the problem I have with aluminum....

That's the problem I have with aluminum. Transferring heat fast leads to uneven cooking. But a thick, anodized aluminum pan is what I use for m/c camping. Using a "Teflon" type of pan is okay for me...
Forum: Equipment 06-17-2015, 10:17 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 240
Posted By Motomantra
What ^ said

What ^ said
Forum: Pacific Northwet - Where it's green. And wet. 06-16-2015, 03:01 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,418
Posted By Motomantra
While you're at Crater Lake take time to observe...

While you're at Crater Lake take time to observe the night sky. It is fantastic on a clear night. (Says the city dweller)
Forum: Americas 06-16-2015, 10:09 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 251
Posted By Motomantra
Portland, OR to Kansas City

I've been thinking about visiting my brother in K.C. later this year. Is there a best time of year to reduce the chances of bad weather? My route would be basically the "Google routing/direct path to...
Forum: Pacific Northwet - Where it's green. And wet. 06-15-2015, 09:33 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,418
Posted By Motomantra
Really, there's so much. Here's some

Work your way to Joseph. Take the tram. Drive out to see Hells Canyon while you're there. Timberline Lodge, Mt. Hood. Travel 84 or 14 (Washington side) between The Dalles & Portland.
As this thread...
Forum: Pacific Northwet - Where it's green. And wet. 06-13-2015, 10:42 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 719
Posted By Motomantra
Yea there is

Cubic bucks
Forum: Road Warriors 06-11-2015, 09:11 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 657
Posted By Motomantra
I'll second this

If you can find a tuner with a dyno, I'd step up & have them do it. I doubt you'll get it jetted correctly. From your description of it loading up that bad, it sounds like it's been re-jetted from...
Forum: Road Warriors 06-10-2015, 12:07 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 2,300
Posted By Motomantra
A bigger oil cooler will cool the oil better, but...

A bigger oil cooler will cool the oil better, but do little to cool the motor. Cooler oil would help, but oil doesn't pull BTUs like water will. REDLINE oil has tested as one of the best to stay...
Forum: Americas 06-07-2015, 07:11 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 303
Posted By Motomantra
Post this over in regionals, PNWet

Post this over in regionals, PNWet
Forum: The Garage 06-05-2015, 09:51 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 2,890
Posted By Motomantra
I don't use water based lube (soap & water). I...

I don't use water based lube (soap & water). I think the Ru-Glyde stuff isn't water based.
I still have some cans of Lubri-Tech tire mount. I haven't seen it for sale in years. It was the best stuff.
Forum: Pacific Northwet - Where it's green. And wet. 06-04-2015, 02:24 PM
Replies: 9,057
Views: 586,247
Posted By Motomantra
No. Lets have some more fun.

No. Lets have some more fun.
Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 06-04-2015, 02:22 PM
Replies: 4,540
Views: 885,438
Posted By Motomantra
Many have had issues. I decided not to risk it....

Many have had issues. I decided not to risk it. I'm happy for you, but "Murphy" follows me around.
Forum: Pacific Northwet - Where it's green. And wet. 06-04-2015, 10:39 AM
Replies: 663
Views: 44,629
Posted By Motomantra
Out. But other fun on the way. We got an invite...

Out. But other fun on the way.
We got an invite on a Rogue River trip. Permits are allocated & we didn't draw one this year, but still get to go.
Forum: Pacific Northwet - Where it's green. And wet. 06-04-2015, 10:31 AM
Replies: 9,057
Views: 586,247
Posted By Motomantra
Izzat wuna them rotary things?

Izzat wuna them rotary things?
Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 06-04-2015, 10:23 AM
Replies: 4,540
Views: 885,438
Posted By Motomantra
It is common knowledge among V-Strom owners to...

It is common knowledge among V-Strom owners to install the Eastern Beaver H/L harness. Running dual H-4s through the switch is a poor design by Suzuki & it will give you trouble, usually when you're...
Forum: The Garage 05-31-2015, 09:49 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 2,185
Posted By Motomantra
There is a product that looks like armor all, but...

There is a product that looks like armor all, but has no petroleum distillates in it. I've used it on our white water rafts for decades.
http://www.goldeagle.com.au/303_protectant-cleaners.html
...
Forum: Thumpers 05-28-2015, 10:28 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 417
Posted By Motomantra
Agree with these guys

Do not do anything to the air box unless you re-jet. They are quite lean from the factory.
Forum: Equipment 05-28-2015, 10:22 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 828
Posted By Motomantra
Here's my suggestion

Temporarily drop the pressures to 30 F & R. Go for a DRY 1/2 day ride & build some heat into the tires, scrub them in (carefully).

I've never bothered to hand scrub new tires. Just ride it...
Forum: The Garage 05-27-2015, 12:29 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 4,996
Posted By Motomantra
Many times a streaking blade can be brought back...

Many times a streaking blade can be brought back to life by cleaning it.
Forum: Equipment 05-22-2015, 08:41 AM
Replies: 293
Views: 135,697
Posted By Motomantra
Maybe this?

I was under the impression the Rotopax is made the same way my Prijon kayak is. The mold rotates multi directional as the plastic sets.
This kind of machine is expensive.
Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 05-21-2015, 11:14 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,942
Posted By Motomantra
A brake line expanding like that will certainly...

A brake line expanding like that will certainly cause that.
If the feel still isn't to your liking after the fix, consider the master cylinder isn't matched to the calipers. The bore of the master...
Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 05-20-2015, 11:25 AM
Replies: 41
Views: 7,035
Posted By Motomantra
If you have a DL, why don't you try it? I get the...

If you have a DL, why don't you try it? I get the impression you're not going to listen to any of us.
Forum: Equipment 05-17-2015, 10:21 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 2,202
Posted By Motomantra
I have the "Sticky urethane" problem. Everything...

I have the "Sticky urethane" problem. Everything I've read says it's not salvageable. But I'm part Swiss, so I'm going to try a few things (I thought that sounded better than saying I'm stubborn)....
Forum: Americas 05-16-2015, 12:09 PM
Replies: 993
Views: 70,289
Posted By Motomantra
Many uses for these mentioned above

http://www.amazon.com/Soft-Loops-Tie-Down-Straps/dp/B002MYLB1Y
Forum: Americas 05-16-2015, 12:02 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 417
Posted By Motomantra
Many excellent routes, guys

From Portland I would burn east on 84 (or 14 on Washington side) to Hood River, then south on 35 to 26. Taking the Timothy Lake cut off from 26 will take you south to the Clackamas/Detroit (FS-46)...
Forum: Americas 05-16-2015, 11:54 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 721
Posted By Motomantra
In before the move.

In before the move.
Forum: The Garage 05-07-2015, 10:33 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 644
Posted By Motomantra
Or maybe he just has an over stock of that...

Or maybe he just has an over stock of that size....
Forum: Equipment 05-05-2015, 02:22 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 2,494
Posted By Motomantra
Agreed

Compressing .5 mm (1/2 mm) won't make any difference, your gray matter will still be decelerated so hard against the skull, it'll be mush. Lights out.
Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 05-02-2015, 01:31 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 2,475
Posted By Motomantra
Bad idea.

Bad idea.
Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 05-02-2015, 01:28 PM
Replies: 106
Views: 24,740
Posted By Motomantra
You're not the only one. I have a digital volt...

You're not the only one.
I have a digital volt meter/gauge on the dash. When the volts drop below 12.6 I put the charger on it. I've made a mental note of the voltage when I turn the key on. If/when...
Forum: Equipment 05-02-2015, 01:11 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 2,494
Posted By Motomantra
My newest helmet did the same thing. I pulled...

My newest helmet did the same thing. I pulled back the liner & massaged the impact foam with a big spoon (use whatever you want). I wouldn't remove any. You should be able to compress it enough to be...
Forum: Equipment 04-23-2015, 09:43 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 827
Posted By Motomantra
Did you try a google search with advrider at the...

Did you try a google search with advrider at the end?

I thought you swore off Olympia?
Forum: Equipment 04-23-2015, 09:33 AM
Replies: 114
Views: 29,602
Posted By Motomantra
Not positive, but I believe the rib is on the...

Not positive, but I believe the rib is on the larger GS size (150/70 X 17) only.
Forum: Equipment 04-21-2015, 10:02 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 971
Posted By Motomantra
Get a liter sport bike. Your wrist WILL train...

Get a liter sport bike. Your wrist WILL train itself.
Forum: Americas 04-19-2015, 11:42 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 1,966
Posted By Motomantra
I got the impression from the first post that the...

I got the impression from the first post that the bike would be running hard.
Forum: Americas 04-18-2015, 10:35 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 1,966
Posted By Motomantra
Conserning the bike

If I was doing long spells on a big (or small) single I would be changing the oil frequently. They don't hold that much to begin with. Synthetic will last a bit longer.
Unless it's consuming it so...
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