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Forum: Vendors 08-22-2014, 09:27 AM
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Posted By pinevalley
I highly recommend the "practice packing" -...

I highly recommend the "practice packing" - something I did not do well. I'd even go as far as a "practice overnight" if you can swing it.

I ended up forgetting some critical straps and twice...
Forum: Equipment 08-20-2014, 11:55 AM
Replies: 910
Views: 268,016
Posted By pinevalley
Thought Id share my pack/packing from the last...

Thought Id share my pack/packing from the last trip I took partial CDR, HOW, partial Tour of da ho 21days

Basic set up here:
...
Forum: Vendors 08-08-2014, 08:40 PM
Replies: 691
Views: 61,118
Posted By pinevalley
My total trip was 20 days. I think 12 days on...

My total trip was 20 days. I think 12 days on the HoW. The remainder was Tour de sNOw (Tour of Idaho) and the CDR.
Forum: Vendors 08-07-2014, 09:02 AM
Replies: 691
Views: 61,118
Posted By pinevalley
It worked fine. However, it is limited to 20...

It worked fine. However, it is limited to 20 tracks. Tony provides you with something like 30+ tracks. I also needed to navigate the tour of Idaho, CDR and from the CDR back to Sand Point, ID...
Forum: Vendors 08-07-2014, 08:54 AM
Replies: 691
Views: 61,118
Posted By pinevalley
Bear bag or canister?

I used this method to keep the bears (and critters) away from my food. Could save a bunch of space and weight.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qgBLDMuPuvE

pinevalley
Forum: Vendors 08-07-2014, 08:25 AM
Replies: 691
Views: 61,118
Posted By pinevalley
Dynobob, The Deserts (front and rear) lasted...

Dynobob,

The Deserts (front and rear) lasted the entire trip (~4600mi). The front was pretty shot by the time I was done. I'd assume if I was not running the Mousse Bibs and inflated the tires...
Forum: Vendors 08-07-2014, 08:16 AM
Replies: 691
Views: 61,118
Posted By pinevalley
browneye, Yep - solo it was. I need to find...

browneye,

Yep - solo it was. I need to find more friends with dirt bikes.

I started in Sand Point, ID (parked the truck in a storage yard). I then traveled south - attempting the Tour of...
Forum: Vendors 08-06-2014, 09:37 PM
Replies: 691
Views: 61,118
Posted By pinevalley
TxTiger, I had a tarp, bivy and 30deg bag...

TxTiger,

I had a tarp, bivy and 30deg bag with me. The tarp and bivy are from Mountain Laurel Designs. Sleeping bag is a western mountaineering bag. Sleeping pad was a Klymit x-frame. ...
Forum: Vendors 08-06-2014, 07:20 PM
Replies: 691
Views: 61,118
Posted By pinevalley
HoW pics...

Dear Fellow HoW riders, soon to be riders, those who need to be riders and lurkers...

Well my intent was to whip up one of those ride reports, but given my work and other obligations it is not...
Forum: Vendors 07-14-2014, 12:02 PM
Replies: 691
Views: 61,118
Posted By pinevalley
Tiger, I rode the following primitive...

Tiger,

I rode the following primitive routes:

06b - Lander Cuttoff - 27 miles
08a - Near Rawlins - 5 miles
10a - Hangglider - 3 miles
16a - WY Range - 59 miles

I skipped the following:
Forum: Thumpers 07-13-2014, 05:18 PM
Replies: 5,673
Views: 785,307
Posted By pinevalley
I have purchased custom lines from these guys: ...

I have purchased custom lines from these guys: http://spieglerusa.com/

pinevalley
Forum: Vendors 07-12-2014, 10:31 PM
Replies: 691
Views: 61,118
Posted By pinevalley
Just back to the truck. I rented a space at a...

Just back to the truck. I rented a space at a storage yard in Sand Point, ID. I got food, a 6-pack and found a campsite. I'll drive back to the Seattle area tomorrow.

pinevalley
Forum: Thumpers 07-12-2014, 10:19 PM
Replies: 77
Views: 18,014
Posted By pinevalley
FYI - I just completed a long journey (Heart...

FYI -

I just completed a long journey (Heart of the West with a little tour of Idaho and the CDR tossed in) - 4260 miles. Michelin Desert front and rear. Michelin bib in the front. Mefo in the...
Forum: Vendors 07-12-2014, 10:06 PM
Replies: 691
Views: 61,118
Posted By pinevalley
Tires.... I just completed this trip with a...

Tires....

I just completed this trip with a set of Michelin Desert tires - a total of 4260 miles. They are now toast, but made the journey. I was running bib mousse inners so would expect better...
Forum: Vendors 07-12-2014, 09:57 PM
Replies: 691
Views: 61,118
Posted By pinevalley
Rumor has it a big Blue New Holland tractor was...

Rumor has it a big Blue New Holland tractor was seen in the area just prior. Coincidence??? I think not.
Forum: Ride reports 07-09-2014, 01:13 PM
Replies: 120
Views: 15,262
Posted By pinevalley
Thanks for taking the time to stop and chat! ...

Thanks for taking the time to stop and chat! It's nice to hear about other journeys.

Check out Heart of the West for your next adventure...

Pinevalley
Forum: Vendors 07-04-2014, 07:36 PM
Replies: 691
Views: 61,118
Posted By pinevalley
It is kaput. Now a rent for the week/month kind...

It is kaput. Now a rent for the week/month kind of place.
Forum: Vendors 07-01-2014, 07:57 PM
Replies: 691
Views: 61,118
Posted By pinevalley
Byways... I started just north of Dillon....

Byways...

I started just north of Dillon. Heading clockwise. Currently in Craig CO (no hotel in Hayden). I have had no surprises to date with the route.

pinevalley
Forum: Vendors 07-01-2014, 07:50 PM
Replies: 691
Views: 61,118
Posted By pinevalley
No RR started - sorry.

No RR started - sorry.
Forum: Vendors 07-01-2014, 07:49 PM
Replies: 691
Views: 61,118
Posted By pinevalley
For Montana and Wyoming... Weather started...

For Montana and Wyoming...

Weather started off quite wet. Roads slippery. It was not the typical I have seen in the area before. Torrential down pour. Really screwed the guys riding the divide...
Forum: Vendors 07-01-2014, 12:27 PM
Replies: 691
Views: 61,118
Posted By pinevalley
In Encampment now. The "primitive routes" are NOT...

In Encampment now. The "primitive routes" are NOT to be missed. For those of you on the fence about doing this ride - do it! It has been truly fantastic.

pinevalley
Forum: Vendors 06-19-2014, 05:03 PM
Replies: 691
Views: 61,118
Posted By pinevalley
Maps (benchmark)

FYI - my local photo copy place wanted ~$1.30 a page to copy the Benchmark Maps for this route. I ended up having 80 pages as I plan on traveling down the Tour of Da Ho and then back up the CDR. ...
Forum: Vendors 06-19-2014, 04:54 PM
Replies: 691
Views: 61,118
Posted By pinevalley
I'll PM you my contact info incase you need me to...

I'll PM you my contact info incase you need me to bring you a beer along the trail...or vice versa...



Agree - the 43 page supplementary document is very well detailed.

pinevelley
Forum: Vendors 06-17-2014, 06:44 PM
Replies: 691
Views: 61,118
Posted By pinevalley
Fellow HoW ADV types...

Howdy folks...

Anyone traveling the route starting approximately on the 30th of this Month? I will be heading south down the "Tour of da Ho" and cutting over to start the HoW in Idaho Falls -...
Forum: Thumpers 04-08-2014, 07:24 AM
Replies: 5,673
Views: 785,307
Posted By pinevalley
I have not noticed any issues with integrity post...

I have not noticed any issues with integrity post trimming. However, if you can find one used like vintage suggested I would go that route. I'll send you a PM with photos if I can find them.
...
Forum: Thumpers 04-07-2014, 10:08 AM
Replies: 5,673
Views: 785,307
Posted By pinevalley
Jeff, I assume you have the cut out for the...

Jeff,

I assume you have the cut out for the smog equipment on you 2011, correct? I had to trim my sub frame (quite a bit) to get the tank to fit. The folks that have the subframe without the...
Forum: Pics, pics, pics... 02-04-2014, 07:05 PM
Replies: 1,672
Views: 393,203
Posted By pinevalley
A tarp....

Near Ellensburg, WA

http://pinevalley.smugmug.com/Other/moto-trip-end-of-June/i-jMRxqvt/0/L/P1010828-L.jpg...
Forum: Thumpers 07-09-2013, 08:22 AM
Replies: 1,010
Views: 169,642
Posted By pinevalley
Water filtering - my experiences...

I have used the following filters:
a pump (Katadyn / PUR)
a friends Steripen on a backback trip
custom gravity filter (sawyer)
Aquamira drops

My preference is the gravity filter or...
Forum: Vendors 06-26-2013, 06:56 PM
Replies: 1,480
Views: 173,085
Posted By pinevalley
Eliminate some rubbing...

Kriega rash - well ok...it is not really a rash.

Im getting some rubbing from the aluminum buttons that hold the straps onto the Overlander 30. I got the same rash from the GL, but these seem to...
Forum: Thumpers 06-26-2013, 07:48 AM
Replies: 1,010
Views: 169,642
Posted By pinevalley
Oknow for the fuel line routing: Front left...

Oknow for the fuel line routing:

Front left side:

http://pinevalley.smugmug.com/Other/ADVPhotos/i-Mrq48mp/0/L/P1010878-L.jpg...
Forum: Thumpers 06-25-2013, 07:59 PM
Replies: 1,010
Views: 169,642
Posted By pinevalley
Lukas, Hope this answers some of your questions...

Lukas, Hope this answers some of your questions (and hopefully Im not adding too much fluff):

First attachment of the Kriega Overlander 30:

The front strap is wrapped around the front of the...
Forum: Thumpers 06-25-2013, 07:50 AM
Replies: 1,010
Views: 169,642
Posted By pinevalley
[/QUOTE]Can you post some info on the fairing? ...

[/QUOTE]Can you post some info on the fairing? I'm interested in that and wwondering where to get one. Also, if you could enlighten me as to how you got your pictures to show up on the site, I'd...
Forum: Thumpers 06-25-2013, 07:36 AM
Replies: 1,010
Views: 169,642
Posted By pinevalley
I'll attempt to get some photos tonight to show...

I'll attempt to get some photos tonight to show the luggage and the fuel line connections.

I feel ok about the front lines except for exposure of the petcocks (Lost Rider already brought this...
Forum: Thumpers 06-24-2013, 11:53 PM
Replies: 1,010
Views: 169,642
Posted By pinevalley
I'm assuming you are trying to eliminate this: ...

I'm assuming you are trying to eliminate this: http://lostrider.smugmug.com/photos/i-hNhK45s/0/X2/i-hNhK45s-X2.jpg

If so, my guess is this is caused by a impulse force from the front sprocket to...
Forum: Thumpers 06-24-2013, 11:06 PM
Replies: 1,010
Views: 169,642
Posted By pinevalley
Roadbook carrier

I have something way more exciting (not!) that is collecting dust...

http://pinevalley.smugmug.com/Other/ADVPhotos/i-fr9Q8sk/0/L/P1010667-L.jpg...
Forum: Thumpers 06-24-2013, 10:50 PM
Replies: 1,010
Views: 169,642
Posted By pinevalley
my interpretation of the VentureBerg...

Took the Burg out last weekend to burn some fuel, thin out those knobbies and spend some time sleeping some dirt...

Stopped by snow at Stevens Pass on my way to Lake Wenatchee
...
Forum: Equipment 06-12-2013, 11:18 AM
Replies: 2,497
Views: 946,593
Posted By pinevalley
I have had 2 of these. The first I had...

I have had 2 of these.

The first I had about a year and then one of the o-rings broke. However, it still works, not smooth, not as fast, but still works. Maybe the o-ring was not important?? ...
Forum: Thumpers 06-05-2013, 02:37 PM
Replies: 5,673
Views: 785,307
Posted By pinevalley
I don't know how to give you a definite answer -...

I don't know how to give you a definite answer - sorry.

You could try directly ordering from them: ...
Forum: Thumpers 06-05-2013, 01:59 PM
Replies: 5,673
Views: 785,307
Posted By pinevalley
I'm assuming (yes I know...) that all of those...

I'm assuming (yes I know...) that all of those are compatible with the BMW and should have the same thread and temp switch. Looking deeper at the descriptions I would not assume that the temp switch...
Forum: Thumpers 06-05-2013, 12:08 PM
Replies: 5,673
Views: 785,307
Posted By pinevalley
rockauto.com ...

rockauto.com


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