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Forum: Pacific Northwet - Where it's green. And wet. 06-21-2014, 09:38 PM
Replies: 1,330
Views: 72,420
Posted By smilin jack
Professor Fate (Jerry)

Look in last year's Hells Canyon thread. Jerry is everywhere.

Peterman says, "Jerry's airhead beemer,,all custom and stuff!
cool bike,,great guy!"

Dave
Forum: Pacific Northwet - Where it's green. And wet. 06-21-2014, 09:23 PM
Replies: 1,330
Views: 72,420
Posted By smilin jack
Missed Wallow Valley (Hells Canyon)

Smilin Jack and two friends headed south on hwy 101 to get to Enterprise.

Only made it to the redwoods, Oregon Caves, Crater Lake, Newberry Crater, McKenzie pass and home in a week. Too much...
Forum: Pacific Northwet - Where it's green. And wet. 06-15-2014, 08:42 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 505
Posted By smilin jack
Peterman is wise beyond his years.

Guess it's time to take my Mom on another ride. She's 93 now and still living in her "Gramma House" out behind mine. She went on rides with me back in the 60's but hasn't in years. Time to fix that....
Forum: Thumpers 06-06-2014, 10:30 PM
Replies: 95,588
Views: 17,970,349
Posted By smilin jack
Fault in wiring

Klay,

My 2006 DR had a similar problem. I was checking the wires around the headlight and found one that was HOT. The wire was traced back under the tank so removed the tank. Kept following the...
Forum: Pacific Northwet - Where it's green. And wet. 04-23-2014, 09:31 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,209
Posted By smilin jack
Shinko 244 wins my vote

I'm with Scott on the Shinko 244. Total of 62K miles on the 2006 DR650 this week. Working on wearing out the fourth set now and probably will get another set. They work well on wet pavement, OK on...
Forum: Thumpers 04-20-2014, 06:26 PM
Replies: 95,588
Views: 17,970,349
Posted By smilin jack
Intermittent short

Wesley650, My 2006 DR650 did about the same thing a few years ago. The bike needed hauled home several times. Checked all the wiring and found them all good with ohm meter on each end. Had headlight...
Forum: Pics, pics, pics... 04-10-2014, 08:25 AM
Replies: 7,605
Views: 6,835,470
Posted By smilin jack
Ahhh, Deschutes River, Oregon

Deschutes (fixed) Canyon is a fun ride. Great that you enjoyed it too.

Dave
Forum: Thumpers 04-03-2014, 07:09 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 504
Posted By smilin jack
Thumb Fisher Saddlebag and Seat

I've had mine for three years now and enjoy the Fisher Seat. 12 hour days in the saddle are now possible.

They took my stock seat, shaved the foam, put in their foam, made it 12 inches wide (stock...
Forum: Pacific Northwet - Where it's green. And wet. 03-30-2014, 09:40 PM
Replies: 356
Views: 21,653
Posted By smilin jack
Great Ride and Lunch

Glad to have ridden with Dr Klaun and 88Toyota. Sorta kept up with them on my old DR.

Loads of fun riding around central Oregon. Not so much fun riding from home in the rain and going home in the...
Forum: Pacific Northwet - Where it's green. And wet. 03-27-2014, 02:00 PM
Replies: 356
Views: 21,653
Posted By smilin jack
Cry Big Cow splashing on a flat rock

Was just up on my roof, replacing asphalt shingles that blew away last night. A big cow flew over and about washed me off the 8:12 pitch roof. Yes it was a thunderstorm. Good for safety ropes. Not...
Forum: Some Assembly Required 03-25-2014, 09:50 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 2,168
Posted By smilin jack
CB250 Adventure Bike

My little CB250 Adventure Bike has over 35,000 miles around Oregon back roads (paved and gravel) and some on dirt/sand. It didn't work the best in sand but got me home. The best part of the bike is...
Forum: Pacific Northwet - Where it's green. And wet. 03-15-2014, 11:53 AM
Replies: 356
Views: 21,653
Posted By smilin jack
RV camping encouraged

Sure, RV camping is encouraged. There were several RV's there last year. The hiking trail parking lot on the other side of the highway may work too if the ranger doesn't come to check. Don't remember...
Forum: Equipment 03-14-2014, 08:09 AM
Replies: 117
Views: 14,408
Posted By smilin jack
Gear for commuting

FirstGear insulated rain riding suit (yes it rains a lot in Oregon) I just got my second FirstGear suit. Yes, I do LIKE it, but too warm for summer.
Ariat Goretex boots (slip on style)
HJC helmet...
Forum: Equipment 03-14-2014, 07:44 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 896
Posted By smilin jack
Foremost

Have had Foremost for about 8 years. No claims yet but with full coverage, fire, theft, towing etc. I'm happy at $216 per year for two bikes here in Oregon. (DR650 and CB250)

Dave
Forum: Pacific Northwet - Where it's green. And wet. 03-14-2014, 07:18 AM
Replies: 356
Views: 21,653
Posted By smilin jack
Laugh Camp Host/Guard

Yes, that's a perfect idea to hang around camp, MadChap. Probably receive plenty of liquid gifts from riders too.

I hope to be at camp Thursday and thru the weekend.

Dave
Forum: Pacific Northwet - Where it's green. And wet. 03-13-2014, 10:09 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 2,101
Posted By smilin jack
Helo footage

NWScout,

Don't forget the Spring Break campout coming up March 27 thru 30 at Crooked River. Show up and take lots of shots of bikes riding...

http://advrider.com/forums/showthread.php?t=940641...
Forum: Pacific Northwet - Where it's green. And wet. 02-28-2014, 10:30 PM
Replies: 1,330
Views: 72,420
Posted By smilin jack
In list

Bug Sis, please put my name in the IN BASKET.
Dave (Smilin Jack)

Don may be coming again as he enjoyed Dug Bar, the L.O. tour and Hat Point last year. He was really impressed with Camp Creek Rd...
Forum: Pacific Northwet - Where it's green. And wet. 02-28-2014, 10:13 PM
Replies: 238
Views: 13,745
Posted By smilin jack
Alan Getting Better !!!

Glad to hear you guys are happily at home. Alan, may you continue to heal quickly.

Dave
Forum: Pacific Northwet - Where it's green. And wet. 02-28-2014, 10:05 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 706
Posted By smilin jack
Foremost

Foremost Insurance works for me. $80/year (full coverage, fire, theft etc) on the CB250 and $142/year on the DR (full coverage, fire, theft etc). Have had them for about 8 years now.

Maybe it...
Forum: Ride reports 02-17-2014, 07:42 PM
Replies: 118
Views: 22,802
Posted By smilin jack
Excellent Ride Report

Nice report. I've done the trip many times in the pickup over the years. Did most of the trip on my Suzuki S32 back in 1966 with my brother. We were high school students. Your trip report made my...
Forum: Americas 02-17-2014, 06:53 PM
Replies: 87
Views: 11,451
Posted By smilin jack
What Bike to Alaska?

Like your choice of bike for the trip. Small is good.

My brother (age 16) and I (age 17) rode our two Suzuki S32 (150cc twins) back in 1966 to Prince George, BC and went west on hwy16 toward...
Forum: Pacific Northwet - Where it's green. And wet. 02-10-2014, 09:46 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 697
Posted By smilin jack
Tires

Haven't used the Shinko bias trials tire (SR241 front tire under $40) but have been looking to try one on the front of the DR.

Have been using the Shinko 244 (also under $40 front)for both ends...
Forum: Pacific Northwet - Where it's green. And wet. 01-19-2014, 09:47 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 976
Posted By smilin jack
Klickitat Lake

Been there many times during High School years on the bike. Roads and land ownership have changed from what I remember. There are locked gates here and there on the way. May be unlocked now. Starker...
Forum: Day Trippin' 01-17-2014, 08:55 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,188
Posted By smilin jack
Day Trips in winter

Welcome to advrider, toates89. You will go far with the DR350.

Keeping warm is pretty easy. Stop by a GoodWill store or somewhere for used clothes, looking for a snowmobile suit. It will shed the...
Forum: Pacific Northwet - Where it's green. And wet. 01-16-2014, 06:55 AM
Replies: 64
Views: 1,854
Posted By smilin jack
Warm and Dry

FirstGear insulated riding suit has worked well for me going on 8 winter seasons of rain. Things are getting tired so will get another one soon. It is under $200 new and has no crash padding so wear...
Forum: Pacific Northwet - Where it's green. And wet. 01-08-2014, 09:05 PM
Replies: 356
Views: 21,653
Posted By smilin jack
Warm Camping

Righty65 and I rode last Sunday near Corvallis. We mostly missed the frosty roads and found some sun near Philomath.

Yes, bring that motorhome so I can sleep warm... or else the cold tent for me....
Forum: Pacific Northwet - Where it's green. And wet. 01-08-2014, 08:36 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 1,752
Posted By smilin jack
Lexi and Flexi

OH MY... Great name.
My DR was named Ol' Blue... with not much imagination.
We got out New Years Day for a ride above Sweet Home and found snow. Rode this Sunday too in the fog and frost until...
Forum: Pacific Northwet - Where it's green. And wet. 01-01-2014, 11:03 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 422
Posted By smilin jack
Christmas Ride

Nope... too busy with the grand kids visiting, Big Ham dinner etc. Did make it to the indoor range for a while.

Heading out today with fbritt5 for a ride above Sweet Home. He's just rebuilt his DR...
Forum: Pacific Northwet - Where it's green. And wet. 12-15-2013, 06:08 PM
Replies: 356
Views: 21,653
Posted By smilin jack
Ready for some fun?

Yes, I agree with pigpen. Loads of fun, fishing, hiking, shooting targets and other fun activities for your enjoyment. There may even be a spare bunk in some of the RVs. I'll be looking for a warm...
Forum: Pacific Northwet - Where it's green. And wet. 12-07-2013, 01:22 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 2,027
Posted By smilin jack
500 pounds of Earth Stove

13F here near Albany this morning and house stays plenty warm with the 1978 Earth Stove going strong. My wood shed is emptying out at the rate of 1 wheelbarrow per day, but it sure keeps the house...
Forum: Thumpers 10-30-2013, 09:02 PM
Replies: 95,588
Views: 17,970,349
Posted By smilin jack
Chain issues

Sorry Ben to hear of the quickly worn 520 chain. Never been that 520 route. My 525 gets lubed once per tank of fuel, adjusted when needed (not very often until after 15K miles), and usually make it...
Forum: Thumpers 10-27-2013, 03:28 PM
Replies: 95,588
Views: 17,970,349
Posted By smilin jack
Pick up coil

Yes, got one from these guys, quick easy install (had to remove the skid plate and left side engine cover). Look in Krusty's how to fix stuff pages.

The new pick up coil has been working well. No...
Forum: Thumpers 09-21-2013, 08:53 PM
Replies: 95,588
Views: 17,970,349
Posted By smilin jack
Shifting Issues

+1 on checking the shifter is tight and not touching the case. My 2006 DR has 57350 miles today and still going strong on Rotella T.

My shifter loosened up several years ago on the spline. Took...
Forum: Thumpers 07-19-2013, 11:24 PM
Replies: 103
Views: 27,065
Posted By smilin jack
Backfired and died on road

Oops, just now reporting back. Tore the bike apart, tracing the wiring harness. When the wires behind the headlight were wiggled, the engine would run. After trying this several times, it was noticed...
Forum: Pacific Northwet - Where it's green. And wet. 07-13-2013, 10:33 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,508
Posted By smilin jack
Touring Oregon

Hello Pete and Barley, welcome to Oregon. Here is a round-about-way to get to Crater Lake.

Don't know what route you've planned, but from Hood River, heading south up the river canyon and past Mt...
Forum: Thumpers 07-12-2013, 09:22 PM
Replies: 95,588
Views: 17,970,349
Posted By smilin jack
DR will run for years

My 2006 DR turned over 55K miles this week and still going... with Shinko 244 on both ends. Got it with just under 4K a few years ago.

Get heavier springs front and rear and go from there.

Dave
Forum: Day Trippin' 07-07-2013, 08:45 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,010
Posted By smilin jack
Clutch Issues

Molly, sorry to hear about your clutch troubles etc. Long walks are great, but not in riding boots.

It's good you have the bikes at home, so the dealer can sort out the problem. Sounds like the...
Forum: Pacific Northwet - Where it's green. And wet. 06-29-2013, 12:15 PM
Replies: 828
Views: 55,654
Posted By smilin jack
Thanks

Thanks for the good comment. The other 75 photos weren't included in the "A" list. All were taken with a Kodak digital shirt pocket camera that's seen years of use.

Hope Ladybug enjoyed the...
Forum: Pacific Northwet - Where it's green. And wet. 06-28-2013, 11:35 PM
Replies: 828
Views: 55,654
Posted By smilin jack
More Hells Canyon Pictures

Got the photos ready to post.

https://dl.dropboxusercontent.com/u/59122970/2013%20Rides/2013%20Hells%20Canyon/100_6281a.JPG
...
Forum: Pacific Northwet - Where it's green. And wet. 06-25-2013, 09:59 PM
Replies: 828
Views: 55,654
Posted By smilin jack
Hey John

John, glad you enjoyed riding with us to Hat Point. You sure rode well thru the Zumwalt mud with that front highway tire. My front Shinko 244 was sliding around quite a bit.

I'll get some pictures...
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