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Forum: Parallel Universe 01-27-2015, 11:24 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 442
Posted By sorebutt
Cut about 1/2" off it and it works pretty good....

Cut about 1/2" off it and it works pretty good. Plus you will find it much easier to get it down with uneven surfaces. I always found not enough lean, especially with a load.
Forum: Pacific Northwet - Where it's green. And wet. 01-27-2015, 05:23 PM
Replies: 1,811
Views: 92,437
Posted By sorebutt
Actually most of Lewiston's water is from wells....

Actually most of Lewiston's water is from wells. Only a portion of it is from the river. There are only 3 commercial jet flights a day out of Lewiston so jet noise isn't a problem. Getting out of...
Forum: Pacific Northwet - Where it's green. And wet. 01-27-2015, 09:24 AM
Replies: 1,811
Views: 92,437
Posted By sorebutt
You can do what I do and that is live a little...

You can do what I do and that is live a little ways out of Lewiston. You get all the benefits of living in the valley without the smell, traffic and noise. Plus taxes are a lot lower out of town.
Forum: Parallel Universe 12-27-2014, 09:39 PM
Replies: 61
Views: 3,748
Posted By sorebutt
I have the same Give top box on my 800GS and...

I have the same Give top box on my 800GS and Honda ST1300. I have no problem with the GS, but at about 110 mph the rear of my Honda starts going all over the place. Studies show that semi trucks have...
Forum: Pacific Northwet - Where it's green. And wet. 12-27-2014, 09:17 PM
Replies: 1,811
Views: 92,437
Posted By sorebutt
A fun Canadian weekend ride we have done a lot of...

A fun Canadian weekend ride we have done a lot of times is ride one side of Kootenay Lake and then catch the ferry and come back down the other side.
Forum: Pacific Northwet - Where it's green. And wet. 12-27-2014, 09:51 AM
Replies: 1,811
Views: 92,437
Posted By sorebutt
In 2011 I rode for a month on an Alaskan trip. I...

In 2011 I rode for a month on an Alaskan trip. I did have at least some rain 28 days. I was with my brother who was riding a Vulcan Nomad so we only went as far as Fairbanks because he couldn't ride...
Forum: Parallel Universe 12-27-2014, 09:37 AM
Replies: 712
Views: 196,792
Posted By sorebutt
The kickstand swings forward so the bike won't...

The kickstand swings forward so the bike won't roll ahead when parked on a hill. Unless you are on level ground you need to lean the bike past straight up to get the stand down. Add in the height of...
Forum: Pacific Northwet - Where it's green. And wet. 12-26-2014, 09:56 AM
Replies: 1,811
Views: 92,437
Posted By sorebutt
Idarider - Here are some Hyder Photos. The ride...

Idarider - Here are some Hyder Photos. The ride up to the Salmon Glacier is spectacular.

http://i90.photobucket.com/albums/k248/jimsher70/editalaska2011_zps1e196869.jpg
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Forum: Pacific Northwet - Where it's green. And wet. 12-26-2014, 09:35 AM
Replies: 1,811
Views: 92,437
Posted By sorebutt
I'm spending today and tomorrow loading up the...

I'm spending today and tomorrow loading up the trailer and getting it ready to go. You will have to ride in the snow without me.
Forum: Pacific Northwet - Where it's green. And wet. 12-23-2014, 10:51 PM
Replies: 1,811
Views: 92,437
Posted By sorebutt
I'm ready to ride again, but I am heading to...

I'm ready to ride again, but I am heading to Arizona right after Christmas.
Forum: Pacific Northwet - Where it's green. And wet. 12-23-2014, 02:11 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 774
Posted By sorebutt
Trailer tires on only rated for 65 mph. You see a...

Trailer tires on only rated for 65 mph. You see a lot of guys going faster than that.
Forum: Pacific Northwet - Where it's green. And wet. 12-23-2014, 12:13 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 774
Posted By sorebutt
The big difference between trailer and car tires...

The big difference between trailer and car tires is trailer tires have more of the waxes that keep them from cracking. Trailers sit a lot. They don't get heated up, which spreads the waxes or...
Forum: Pacific Northwet - Where it's green. And wet. 12-22-2014, 09:15 PM
Replies: 1,811
Views: 92,437
Posted By sorebutt
You didn't post you were riding. I might be up to...

You didn't post you were riding. I might be up to it now.
Forum: Pacific Northwet - Where it's green. And wet. 12-22-2014, 09:13 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 774
Posted By sorebutt
I haven't heard of a place that would only do it...

I haven't heard of a place that would only do it with a wheel.

Try Costco, Schwab, Precision, or any others.
Forum: Parallel Universe 12-17-2014, 11:41 AM
Replies: 2,220
Views: 241,339
Posted By sorebutt
I use a car one on my road bike. The only problem...

I use a car one on my road bike. The only problem is you need to put a hood on it because it isn't bright enough to see in sunlight.
Forum: Americas 12-17-2014, 09:32 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 979
Posted By sorebutt
You are probably a little high in your estimates,...

You are probably a little high in your estimates, which is better than being too low. Gas prices are dropping and in most areas will be close to $2.00 a gallon rather than liter. You can cut your...
Forum: Americas 12-15-2014, 11:04 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 979
Posted By sorebutt
Riding in the U.S. is kind of like going to a...

Riding in the U.S. is kind of like going to a buffet. There is lots of food you want to try, but you can only eat so much.

If you want scenery the mountain west is hard to beat. Plus every day...
Forum: Equipment 12-15-2014, 10:42 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 740
Posted By sorebutt
I have some noise canceling ear buds and they...

I have some noise canceling ear buds and they work really well. They cancel out recurring noise, like the noise in an airplane. They don't work with random loud noise. That lets you hear speech,...
Forum: Pacific Northwet - Where it's green. And wet. 12-15-2014, 12:07 PM
Replies: 156
Views: 7,410
Posted By sorebutt
Wow! You are pretty liberal for an ADV. :evil ...

Wow! You are pretty liberal for an ADV. :evil

You are right. Many of the roads and bridges were constructed during 50's and 60's. The cost of maintaining them gets higher than fixing them right....
Forum: Equipment 12-12-2014, 10:08 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,227
Posted By sorebutt
toilet paper:evil

toilet paper:evil
Forum: Pacific Northwet - Where it's green. And wet. 12-12-2014, 09:06 PM
Replies: 71
Views: 3,653
Posted By sorebutt
Definitely probably? What the hell does that mean?

Definitely probably? What the hell does that mean?
Forum: Pacific Northwet - Where it's green. And wet. 12-11-2014, 09:32 PM
Replies: 86
Views: 5,404
Posted By sorebutt
Google, maps and GPS all are inaccurate. They...

Google, maps and GPS all are inaccurate. They show roads that aren't there and don't show roads that are. Roads in National Forest change all the time because of logging and closures. The only way to...
Forum: Pacific Northwet - Where it's green. And wet. 12-11-2014, 06:00 PM
Replies: 71
Views: 3,653
Posted By sorebutt
I think now you are better at the BSing than the...

I think now you are better at the BSing than the shooting.:rofl
Forum: Pacific Northwet - Where it's green. And wet. 12-11-2014, 05:59 PM
Replies: 86
Views: 5,404
Posted By sorebutt
After you get on top the road either goes...

After you get on top the road either goes straight and dead ends or you turn left. You go by an old homestead and then tie in with the Meadow Creek Rd.
Forum: Pacific Northwet - Where it's green. And wet. 12-11-2014, 12:57 PM
Replies: 71
Views: 3,653
Posted By sorebutt
I can see the problem of putting something...

I can see the problem of putting something different together after several years of doing it. Montana like Idaho doesn't have a lot of east -west roads so it is hard to tie things together. Eastern...
Forum: Pacific Northwet - Where it's green. And wet. 12-11-2014, 12:32 PM
Replies: 86
Views: 5,404
Posted By sorebutt
You could go up Peasley Creek also. The road is...

You could go up Peasley Creek also. The road is open now. The go up to the Wagon Rd.
Forum: Pacific Northwet - Where it's green. And wet. 12-11-2014, 10:21 AM
Replies: 156
Views: 7,410
Posted By sorebutt
Using the current gas tax of .375 per gallon and...

Using the current gas tax of .375 per gallon and getting an average of 20 mpg and 15000 miles you would be paying $267 in tax.

I think most people realize that they have to pay a tax if they want...
Forum: Pacific Northwet - Where it's green. And wet. 12-10-2014, 09:26 PM
Replies: 156
Views: 7,410
Posted By sorebutt
In typical lawmaker fashion, they don't have a...

In typical lawmaker fashion, they don't have a clue what they are getting into.

Are they going to tax you when you ride on forest roads and other non public hwy? How about when you leave the...
Forum: Pacific Northwet - Where it's green. And wet. 12-10-2014, 09:15 PM
Replies: 71
Views: 3,653
Posted By sorebutt
Why not combine both and make it a Montana 3500.

Why not combine both and make it a Montana 3500.
Forum: Pacific Northwet - Where it's green. And wet. 12-10-2014, 09:13 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 2,221
Posted By sorebutt
This is pretty complicated because of the number...

This is pretty complicated because of the number of changes in ownership and the time involved. It is against the law to possess or sell stolen property, whether intentional or not.

You could put...
Forum: Pacific Northwet - Where it's green. And wet. 12-10-2014, 12:41 PM
Replies: 71
Views: 3,653
Posted By sorebutt
I'm thinking about going to the Jamboree and then...

I'm thinking about going to the Jamboree and then catching up with the group during the week.

Are you healed up yet? I'm off crutches, but still gimpy.
Forum: Pacific Northwet - Where it's green. And wet. 12-09-2014, 09:33 PM
Replies: 71
Views: 3,653
Posted By sorebutt
I might have to join you during the week because...

I might have to join you during the week because I'm tied up the 3rd weekend.
Forum: Parallel Universe 12-09-2014, 06:25 PM
Replies: 2,220
Views: 241,339
Posted By sorebutt
Good dealers, whether it is motorcycle or car,...

Good dealers, whether it is motorcycle or car, will take care of warranty. Bad dealers will tell you it isn't covered. Then make you pay for it and turn it in to the mfg. as warranty so they get paid...
Forum: The Garage 12-09-2014, 06:17 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,052
Posted By sorebutt
If I remember right that axle nut is suppose to...

If I remember right that axle nut is suppose to be torqued to 74 lbs.
Forum: Equipment 12-08-2014, 11:30 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 870
Posted By sorebutt
What about the difference in aspect ratio?

What about the difference in aspect ratio?
Forum: The Garage 12-08-2014, 11:16 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,415
Posted By sorebutt
You can use a plug to get home and then put a...

You can use a plug to get home and then put a patch on the inside, just like they do on car tires. You can run a tube in a tubeless tire. Make sure your valve stem hole will work with a tube.
Forum: Pacific Northwet - Where it's green. And wet. 12-08-2014, 09:49 AM
Replies: 86
Views: 5,404
Posted By sorebutt
Winter snowfall decides how early the roads open...

Winter snowfall decides how early the roads open up. I always figured that the earliest that you can get through is July 4. A bigger issue anymore is windfalls. All the fires have left large sections...
Forum: Parallel Universe 12-07-2014, 10:37 PM
Replies: 712
Views: 196,792
Posted By sorebutt
I stand on the foot peg and just swing my leg...

I stand on the foot peg and just swing my leg over the top box. The kickstand has no problem supporting the bike when getting on that way. The only time that won't work is when the ground is sloped...
Forum: The Garage 12-07-2014, 10:16 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,052
Posted By sorebutt
They might be expensive compared to rubber ones,...

They might be expensive compared to rubber ones, but what is this incident going to cost you? You will have this problem every time you need to air your tires. It isn't cheap having someone put on...
Forum: Equipment 12-06-2014, 11:21 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 888
Posted By sorebutt
They have Klim also.

They have Klim also.
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