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Forum: Vendors 01-05-2013, 07:42 PM
Replies: 187
Views: 26,485
Posted By Mat_Sci
I have a 2012 Triumph Tiger 800 XC, no panniers. ...

I have a 2012 Triumph Tiger 800 XC, no panniers. I am 6’ 2” and weigh 270 lbs, so yea the spring is probably light. I ride 2 up about 30% of the time (pillion weight is 100 lbs) and plan to do some...
Forum: Vendors 01-01-2013, 12:00 PM
Replies: 187
Views: 26,485
Posted By Mat_Sci
Options for Tiger 800 XC

I am finding that my Tiger is less stable on forest roads than I would like. I have experienced a shimmy that starts around 60 mph on gravel roads, which only seemed to get worse with increasing...
Forum: Pacific Northwet - Where it's green. And wet. 07-19-2010, 09:15 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,171
Posted By Mat_Sci
Thanks

Thanks for the Info, and my poor neglected Wee thanks you. So is there any place I should avoid?

Scott
Forum: Pacific Northwet - Where it's green. And wet. 07-12-2010, 08:03 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,171
Posted By Mat_Sci
Question Need a good service shop for the Wee

I am moving to Lynnwood and need to get my Wee Strom serviced (valves, and the like) shortly after I get there. I am looking to find out what shop the locals like.

Thanks
Forum: Beasts 06-06-2010, 06:04 PM
Replies: 1,085
Views: 218,114
Posted By Mat_Sci
thanks for the pics

it is great to see some pics of the bikes.

CJRACER, thanks for the ride report. I sure hope there is a few more report on their test rides.
Forum: West – California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 05-11-2010, 09:38 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 546
Posted By Mat_Sci
Great

Thanks everyone.

I will let my friend know he does not have to give me his SE for 'safe' keeping.:(:
Forum: West – California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 05-10-2010, 03:04 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 546
Posted By Mat_Sci
Question Cali registration of a KTM 950SE???

Quick question,

My friend might be moving to California. He has a KTM 950SE that has had the emitions canister removed by the previous owner. Will he be able to register it in Cali even with...
Forum: The Rockies – It's all downhill from here... 04-16-2010, 08:01 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 713
Posted By Mat_Sci
Great

That would be great. If I get a job there, Then we will have to get together so you can flog the TE around....
Forum: The Rockies – It's all downhill from here... 04-15-2010, 05:31 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 713
Posted By Mat_Sci
cool

RR,
Sweet :clap that was quick to get a hit on someone at Coors Tek.

Any chance you could see if she would be OK with me emailing her? I would love to learn more about them.

Thanks,
Forum: The Rockies – It's all downhill from here... 04-15-2010, 02:21 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 713
Posted By Mat_Sci
Question Any one here work for Coors Tek?

I was hoping to find a fellow inmate that works for Coors Tek in Colorado. I am an out of work Material Engineer and saw a couple posting from Coors Tek that sounded great and was hoping to find...
Forum: Ride reports 01-17-2010, 04:15 PM
Replies: 1,688
Views: 2,003,868
Posted By Mat_Sci
Thank you for such a great RR

This RR has been fantastic, easily in my top 3 favorite RR of all time.

Thank you for sharing the stories and photos, I feel like I have gotten to know a bit about the hearty souls that live in...
Forum: Ride reports 10-23-2009, 02:15 PM
Replies: 451
Views: 110,015
Posted By Mat_Sci
Wow, I have been reading this report from the...

Wow, I have been reading this report from the start, I look forward to each new post.

I am not sure if you are crazy, too young to know lightning can kill, or you are old enough to know you do...
Forum: West – California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 10-14-2009, 04:57 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 382
Posted By Mat_Sci
Sacramento Riding?

Hey, How is the riding around Sacramento? I am looking at a posible job down there, weather wise it looks good. Is there good places to take a Husky TE610 out exploring? No wish to be on pavement...
Forum: Ride reports 10-06-2009, 06:37 PM
Replies: 59
Views: 25,221
Posted By Mat_Sci
Did I see you guys?

By any chance did you flag down a white dodge pickup outside of Washtucna WA, looking for the road that would take you to hwy12? If so that was I :D . I remember 2 sport bikes and a modified Yamaha...
Forum: Ride reports 06-23-2009, 11:05 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 299
Posted By Mat_Sci
Reno to Nampa with some help along the way

Why do I plan? I check out routes, post for some intel on ADVrider.com, pour over maping software and Google earth to formulate a plan. And a Damn fine plan at that…

I was riding down to Reno for...
Forum: West – California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 06-18-2009, 10:35 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 360
Posted By Mat_Sci
Thanks

I hope things dry out a bit over the next week and half. It has been raining up here in the Owyhees too, some flash flooding. I better keep an eye out for washouts.

Thanks for the info,
Scott
Forum: West – California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 06-17-2009, 01:51 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 360
Posted By Mat_Sci
Snow level in Humbuldt area

I am planning to ride up FS062 to Jarbidge in about a week and a half. Is the road clear of snow? I saw that Bear Creek Summit is about 8,500 ft and started to worry about snow level.

I am...
Forum: Pics, pics, pics... 05-09-2009, 02:43 PM
Replies: 474
Views: 115,330
Posted By Mat_Sci
Swan Falls Dam on the snake south of Boise ID

A shot here of Swan Falls Dam, crossed it on the Husky the other day.
http://hollenback-tu.smugmug.com/photos/532149592_waqox-L-1.jpg
Forum: Pacific Northwet - Where it's green. And wet. 04-30-2009, 08:50 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 2,880
Posted By Mat_Sci
nice

Hey Byron,

Nice ride, I will have to try to get out that way some time.

Scott
Forum: West – California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 04-22-2009, 09:33 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 772
Posted By Mat_Sci
Thanks guys

I hope the job come through, and with enough vacation time to enjoy the area.:evil

Thanks, Scott
Forum: West – California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 04-22-2009, 01:29 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 772
Posted By Mat_Sci
Question riding near Temecula?

I might have a chance to move down to Temecula for a job. I wanted to know what the riding is like around there. I ride a Husqvarna TE610 and VStrom DL650. I prefer gravel, dirt and no crowds.
Here...
Forum: Beasts 04-11-2009, 10:47 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 607
Posted By Mat_Sci
watch out

I broke a set of raising links that I got off ebay. They were made from aluminum and not strong enough. I am now back to the OEM links. I preferred the on road handling with the links, and can use...
Forum: Pacific Northwet - Where it's green. And wet. 02-06-2009, 05:49 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 542
Posted By Mat_Sci
Question Where to find a used engine around Boise?

Hey all,

My friend blew the engine in his Yamaha WR400.

Does anyone know a place near Boise where he might be able to find a good used WR400 or 426 engine?

Thanks,
Forum: Thumpers 02-03-2009, 11:37 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,348
Posted By Mat_Sci
4ish

I bought a used JR 50 (suzuki) when my boy was 3. He got to ride it only a couple times before he was 4, but then I decided I wanted him to show me he could ride his peddle bike without training...
Forum: Canada 01-11-2009, 10:15 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,136
Posted By Mat_Sci
Thanks

Squonker, Thanks for the ideas. I read through your ride report, it was great. Makes me want to get up there even more (when it warms up).
Forum: Canada 12-23-2008, 12:58 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,136
Posted By Mat_Sci
Thanks

Hey guy thanks for the info.

Hightway, thanks for the links, I will check them out.


Scott
Forum: Vendors 12-18-2008, 03:53 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,068
Posted By Mat_Sci
Thumb Wicked trails

Wow, this one has some narly trails. Great film guys. :clap

I have only watched it about 3 times now.

Keep them coming,
Forum: Canada 12-13-2008, 04:50 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,136
Posted By Mat_Sci
Thanks for the links

Thanks for the links, looks like Wrigley would be the farthest up by road, does anyone know if you could then transport a bike by river to where it meets the Dempster?
Forum: Canada 12-12-2008, 10:17 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,136
Posted By Mat_Sci
Question How fare north can you get on the Mackenzie HWY?

Looking at a summer ride, possibly August. How far will the Mackenzie hwy go (riding 600cc class dual sport)? Looking at Google earth the main road must end at Wrigley, but a track continued up from...
Forum: Layin' down tracks 12-05-2008, 09:50 PM
Replies: 136
Views: 23,485
Posted By Mat_Sci
Some info I got from Delorme

One of the features that has me most interested in the Delorme is the ability to turn track into routable trails for sharing. I have also drawn in missing segments of a road before (TOPO 6.0) to...
Forum: Layin' down tracks 12-05-2008, 09:42 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 2,398
Posted By Mat_Sci
Here is some interesting links

After learning a bit about Delorme's new PN-40 GPS aand Topo 7.0 I contacted them to see how it would handle being used to map trails. It sounds like it is set up to do just that, take tracks and...
Forum: Pacific Northwet - Where it's green. And wet. 12-02-2008, 11:59 PM
Replies: 80
Views: 4,445
Posted By Mat_Sci
take care

Glad to hear you found a way to keep gamefully employed, even if it means moving to a place some call paradise. :norton

Sam you will be missed around here.

Scott
Forum: Vendors 11-19-2008, 04:16 PM
Replies: 985
Views: 247,308
Posted By Mat_Sci
almost got the $

Hey I am working on getting the funds pulled together to get one for my Husky.:clap <?xml:namespace prefix = o ns = "urn:schemas-microsoft-com:office:office" /><o:p></o:p>
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I just need...
Forum: Pacific Northwet - Where it's green. And wet. 11-17-2008, 10:58 AM
Replies: 68
Views: 9,931
Posted By Mat_Sci
Thumb Baja is on the way!

I really enjoyed the Oregon film, so when I heard the Baja DVD it taking preorders (50% off) I just ordered 2. The footage they have on their site looks like they get into some gnarly areas. I cant...
Forum: Vendors 10-13-2008, 04:25 PM
Replies: 985
Views: 247,308
Posted By Mat_Sci
Nice

I am going to have to get me one of those for the TE 610, hope you make one for the Yellow/Blue bikes :evil.

Got a question: does it work with the IMS 5 gal tank on the TE610?
Forum: Ride reports 09-24-2008, 12:12 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 571
Posted By Mat_Sci
DrLewall, The ride was about 120 miles a bit...

DrLewall,
The ride was about 120 miles a bit over half was paved. I wish I had my GPS hard wired so I would have the tracks, but then again I would have probably missed all the creak crossings. ...
Forum: Ride reports 09-24-2008, 03:02 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 571
Posted By Mat_Sci
Wicked Dam Quickie

What to call the ride, “getting my feet wet in the Owyhees” or maybe “Dam Ride”.

About a week ago I decide I wanted to see the Owyhee Dam, was not able to get the time that weekend, so yesterday...
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 09-23-2008, 11:31 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,304
Posted By Mat_Sci
Thanks everyone

Thanks for all the insight. I did a ride today around here, road to the Owyhee dam on mostly dirt roads, could have counted the trees I saw if I had an extra hand...

Been looking at thos...
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 09-23-2008, 12:04 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,304
Posted By Mat_Sci
Thanks for the Link to I Hate Virginia. Takes a...

Thanks for the Link to I Hate Virginia. Takes a bit of te stress away....
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 09-22-2008, 12:19 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,304
Posted By Mat_Sci
Thanks for the replies

Does sound like there are places to ride, will have to look for some ride reports from the area.

Mini Trail, you called it. I work for Micron but I do live near the sugar Beet plant. I am...
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