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Forum: Pacific Northwet - Where it's green. And wet. 12-18-2014, 02:08 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 457
Posted By Motomantra
What dustin said

The best thing to do is monitor the weather a few days before departure to see what it's doing. You MAY be able to burn right on through I-5.
Forum: Americas 12-17-2014, 12:05 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,234
Posted By Motomantra
Throwing dedicated rain gear over everything else...

Throwing dedicated rain gear over everything else will give you a few more degrees of comfort. Mittens are warmer than gloves, as long as you're on the highway & not using the controls. That's what I...
Forum: Equipment 12-12-2014, 02:01 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 14,482
Posted By Motomantra
Other options

There are so many other good tires out there.
Forum: Pacific Northwet - Where it's green. And wet. 12-10-2014, 02:30 PM
Replies: 4,632
Views: 348,659
Posted By Motomantra
Meh... I've ridden down the hard side with two...

Meh...
I've ridden down the hard side with two feet of snow on it.
Why, back in my day.........
Forum: Pacific Northwet - Where it's green. And wet. 12-09-2014, 12:35 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 512
Posted By Motomantra
Too bad it isn't like Texas. They get to shoot...

Too bad it isn't like Texas. They get to shoot 'em.
Forum: Americas 12-09-2014, 12:28 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 885
Posted By Motomantra
So much to see, so little time

Post up in the PNWet forum.
Forum: The Garage 12-09-2014, 12:17 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 669
Posted By Motomantra
Something not right with the bike, like steering...

Something not right with the bike, like steering head, or swing arm bearing worn? Even within the same size there can be a difference in tire height. Try experimenting with tire pressure first. Then...
Forum: Vendors 12-07-2014, 11:25 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 3,558
Posted By Motomantra
Are any of these lined?? I hate leather dye...

Are any of these lined??
I hate leather dye coming off on my hands.
Forum: Road warriors 12-05-2014, 11:45 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 923
Posted By Motomantra
My '01 ZX-9 rear shock was adjustable, but it...

My '01 ZX-9 rear shock was adjustable, but it wasn't linear. One more click went too far. I couldn't get the rebound set. Penske cured that. You may try & find one that's been kitted.
As for the...
Forum: Equipment 12-05-2014, 11:18 AM
Replies: 71
Views: 13,770
Posted By Motomantra
I don't know the specifics of your damage. You...

I don't know the specifics of your damage. You could have had damage from steam, indirectly from the coolant. Steam gets much hotter than water & I have seen engines damaged from not fixing a leaking...
Forum: Equipment 12-05-2014, 11:11 AM
Replies: 61
Views: 7,480
Posted By Motomantra
A picture's worth a 1,000 words, Thx

It doesn't matter. The internet will run over you.
Forum: Pacific Northwet - Where it's green. And wet. 12-03-2014, 12:44 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 619
Posted By Motomantra
So you really do camp off your bike? I didn't...

So you really do camp off your bike? I didn't know that.
Forum: Pacific Northwet - Where it's green. And wet. 12-03-2014, 12:32 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 2,841
Posted By Motomantra
Bummer Squishy. Do it now, get it behind you. ...

Bummer Squishy. Do it now, get it behind you.

Good pics, WetSideRider, thx
Forum: Pacific Northwet - Where it's green. And wet. 12-03-2014, 12:28 PM
Replies: 164
Views: 6,490
Posted By Motomantra
Forum: Equipment 12-03-2014, 12:03 PM
Replies: 61
Views: 7,480
Posted By Motomantra
Thanks for digging into this, markk53. You...

Thanks for digging into this, markk53. You know...

You can lead a horse to water, but you can't make him drink.
Forum: The Garage 12-02-2014, 08:33 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 525
Posted By Motomantra
When I have my mitts (handlebar gauntlets) on,...

When I have my mitts (handlebar gauntlets) on, low is too hot.
Forum: Pacific Northwet - Where it's green. And wet. 12-02-2014, 12:50 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,199
Posted By Motomantra
Yup. Nothing to add here

I would burn down to Corvallis & take 34 at Philomath, weather permitting.
You'll have to make the call when the time comes.
Forum: Vendors 12-02-2014, 11:48 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 399
Posted By Motomantra
Nice

Thanks, AK. As if I needed any more incentive.

Let us know when you're in Portland in the Pacific N.Wet thread. Buy ya a beer.
Forum: Pacific Northwet - Where it's green. And wet. 11-28-2014, 11:36 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 896
Posted By Motomantra
It would be wise not to take Hells on...

It would be wise not to take Hells on sarcastically.
Forum: Pacific Northwet - Where it's green. And wet. 11-28-2014, 11:33 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,082
Posted By Motomantra
Hope everyone had something to be thankful for. ...

Hope everyone had something to be thankful for.

Mmmmmm. Now for some leftovers.
Forum: Trip Planning 11-22-2014, 10:24 AM
Replies: 48
Views: 8,311
Posted By Motomantra
Good write up, O P

Looks like d got up on the wrong side of the bag.
Forum: Equipment 11-16-2014, 11:29 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,357
Posted By Motomantra
I have never been able to keep fingers warm in...

I have never been able to keep fingers warm in gloves when it's that cold. I used to wear mittens, but terrible dexterity. You can't separate each finger & expect them to stay warm.
I use hippo...
Forum: Vendors 11-15-2014, 12:13 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 5,594
Posted By Motomantra
A suggestion

Address questions to the "Gear" thread in an attempt to keep this thread clean.
Forum: Equipment 11-15-2014, 12:05 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 903
Posted By Motomantra
Replace the shield. Over time a tear-off will...

Replace the shield. Over time a tear-off will make marks on the shield.
Anything else will affect vision quality.
You should know, "For racing use only" is a disclaimer.
Forum: Pacific Northwet - Where it's green. And wet. 11-07-2014, 10:59 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,326
Posted By Motomantra
Roll the wife over. That's what I do.

Roll the wife over. That's what I do.
Forum: Pacific Northwet - Where it's green. And wet. 11-06-2014, 06:06 PM
Replies: 193
Views: 7,785
Posted By Motomantra
The way they're going crazy with the edibles is...

The way they're going crazy with the edibles is absurd. This makes it too easy for it to fall into the wrong hands (kids & adults) that otherwise would not use pot.
Max, I grew up in the 60s. We...
Forum: Pacific Northwet - Where it's green. And wet. 11-06-2014, 02:03 PM
Replies: 193
Views: 7,785
Posted By Motomantra
There are many temptations all around. Kids,...

There are many temptations all around. Kids, humans for that matter, will rationalize what ever they want. A parent can only do so much. We do what we can, then turn 'em loose. I don't depend on laws...
Forum: Beasts 11-06-2014, 11:10 AM
Replies: 42
Views: 3,026
Posted By Motomantra
There is only so much we can do for the DL's 30+...

There is only so much we can do for the DL's 30+ year old front suspension. Proper spring weight, fork oil, & a fork brace. That's about as far as I' going with it. Silk purse/sows ear type of thing.
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 11-05-2014, 11:46 AM
Replies: 118
Views: 8,531
Posted By Motomantra
I had a ZX-9 that would get 53 mpg if I stayed...

I had a ZX-9 that would get 53 mpg if I stayed out of it. But when loaded for a trip, passing, & 100 mph sections it would go down to 43 mpg.
My DL650 has the biggest fluctuation of any bike I've...
Forum: The Garage 11-04-2014, 11:12 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 726
Posted By Motomantra
My experience also

I have about 1500 miles on a set. They are noisy. Especially when I am leaning just a few degrees, as in a slow sweeper. That's when the front starts to howl. The DL 650 quit it's "Tourance wobble"...
Forum: The Garage 11-02-2014, 11:25 AM
Replies: 130
Views: 7,680
Posted By Motomantra
Stop guessing

Once you have the piston & cylinder off, the next step is to measure them to see where the wear is. You may find the cylinder is okay.

Or, just guessing, maybe it isn't.
Forum: Pacific Northwet - Where it's green. And wet. 11-01-2014, 12:08 PM
Replies: 21,653
Views: 1,623,368
Posted By Motomantra
Wear your knife/bullet proof vest.

Wear your knife/bullet proof vest.
Forum: Vendors 11-01-2014, 12:00 PM
Replies: 1,126
Views: 162,972
Posted By Motomantra
Posted Feb '13

Mmm... Yea, It's probably better if they don't produce it. We know where to go.
Forum: Vendors 10-30-2014, 12:37 PM
Replies: 170
Views: 20,717
Posted By Motomantra
I know this isn't a "street" tire. I've been...

I know this isn't a "street" tire. I've been around a long time. Knowing that, which tire would work better on wet pavement between a TKC & the Mitas 07 for the front?
Forum: Equipment 10-30-2014, 11:17 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 804
Posted By Motomantra
http://www.highvelocitygear.com/juggernaut.html ...

http://www.highvelocitygear.com/juggernaut.html
I went with this one. I wanted lots of coverage 'cause old people don't heal well.
Forum: Vendors 10-30-2014, 11:06 AM
Replies: 1,515
Views: 246,293
Posted By Motomantra
Ordered med. Tomahawk. Thx Brian. Wife just...

Ordered med. Tomahawk. Thx Brian.

Wife just informed me, "Merry Christmas".
Forum: Vendors 10-29-2014, 03:19 PM
Replies: 1,515
Views: 246,293
Posted By Motomantra
Brian

E/M sent
Forum: Pacific Northwet - Where it's green. And wet. 10-29-2014, 10:55 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 679
Posted By Motomantra
Too far out. Way too far for this crowd. I...

Too far out. Way too far for this crowd.

I dunno'
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 10-29-2014, 10:48 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,872
Posted By Motomantra
It's scary out there

Page one of 435?? Didn't read.
Cars have changed; more creature comforts=distractions. Society has changed; it's more about ME, now. I think drivers in general have become less attentive.
Forum: Vendors 10-29-2014, 10:11 AM
Replies: 1,515
Views: 246,293
Posted By Motomantra
Okay Brian...

I've muddled over these for awhile. I think the TOMAHAWK will work best. If these are all "snowmobile" jackets, are they cut larger? Remember I'm using large body armor. Is that why you had me look...
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