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Forum: Equipment 04-10-2012, 12:05 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 6,188
Posted By crash50
KLR-650 and an HT

I live in central Idaho and carry either my VX-6 or VX-7. I usually put the radio in the back pocket of the Wolfman Explorer
tank-bag if on a road trip. If I am in the back country with friends, I...
Forum: Thumpers 09-13-2011, 10:23 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 3,360
Posted By crash50
F650

Nothing wrong with the F650. I had one and found it a great bike. Very reliable and a great runner, the killer was the maintenance that the dealer whacked me for.
Plus, I was always afraid of...
Forum: Equipment 08-27-2011, 08:50 AM
Replies: 68
Views: 7,747
Posted By crash50
Glock 23

When riding out of my area, I carry a Glock 23 in the tank bag with 2 spare magazines.

When riding locally, I carry a Ruger .357 in a chest holster, or I carry the G-23 in a british thigh, flap...
Forum: Thumpers 08-27-2011, 08:45 AM
Replies: 183
Views: 48,076
Posted By crash50
Nice job

I think the camo job and the attention to detail was great. I read the whole article and the owner did real great job with his information and detail./
ACU just isn't my color.
Now if it was...
Forum: Thumpers 08-27-2011, 07:40 AM
Replies: 59
Views: 9,298
Posted By crash50
Own a 2006 KLR

I lusted after a KLR for many years, and did a work around with different bikes since 1980. I had a gap from 1972 to 1980 where I wore green and flew in a helo too much, and was away from bikes....
Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 08-06-2011, 04:19 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,001
Posted By crash50
Willows to Ft. Bragg-Aug, 15/16/17.

I am looking to ride from Willows to Ft. Bragg, via Highway 162, FH-7 to Covelo, Dos Rios Road to Laytonville, then Branscomb Road to Westport, then to Ft. Bragg in Highway 1.

Anyone who wants to...
Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 07-19-2011, 11:04 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 3,993
Posted By crash50
Week of August 14th

I live in Idaho, but oddly enough, I will be in Norcal during the above week and will be hauling my KLR650 to the Chico/Orland area in my truck.
I will be riding from Willows to Ft. Bragg via FH-7. ...
Forum: Pacific Northwet - Where it's green. And wet. 07-19-2011, 10:43 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 834
Posted By crash50
Warren and Yellowpine gas

There is no gas in Warren. YP had gas, just call to make sure. Elk Summit is still closed. Sorry I have not posted any of the road updates like I have in the last three years.
Forum: Ride reports 05-27-2011, 12:08 AM
Replies: 485
Views: 144,758
Posted By crash50
For the last hour I sat and read this whole...

For the last hour I sat and read this whole thing, all 17 pages.
I lived and spent some time at Raco, back in the day when it was operational, towards the last. I have seen part of the facility...
Forum: Pacific Northwet - Where it's green. And wet. 09-07-2010, 09:56 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 3,596
Posted By crash50
3 Mile road/trail

I know the first one. That is 3 Mile Trail. It goes from the East fork road, north along the Secesh River to Warren area from the South Fork Road.
Sadly, I am here to report that good ole Uncle Sam...
Forum: Equipment 09-01-2010, 07:32 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 2,320
Posted By crash50
Good stuff

I have those bags in black. They work well. No dirt, no dust, and are pretty heavy duty. No leaks.
Forum: Equipment 08-30-2010, 11:04 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 2,279
Posted By crash50
XD-3 works fine

I ride a DL-1000 and a KLR650. I have a taller Givi screen on the DL and a mid height one on the KLR.
The XD helmet works fine with both, no lift or extra noise.
It is quieter than my Arai...
Forum: Beasts 08-17-2010, 05:36 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 3,063
Posted By crash50
Currently own both

I own both the DL1000 and the 2006 KLR.
I like them both, a lot. My only issue, is my job is in the way, and I have to much to do here in the mountains, locally.
The KLR is a great dirt road,...
Forum: Ride reports 08-03-2010, 10:34 PM
Replies: 59
Views: 5,806
Posted By crash50
Warm Lake

When are you planning on being at Warm lake? I live in McCall and would like to ride up and see the Ural.
Forum: Face plant 08-01-2010, 01:45 PM
Replies: 270
Views: 33,837
Posted By crash50
Suicidal Sagegrouse

I was riding with a friend in Nevada umpteen years ago and he and his wife encountered a suicidal sage grouse.
The thing came up from the left side, hit the windshield at the top, and then hit him...
Forum: Pacific Northwet - Where it's green. And wet. 07-29-2010, 01:50 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,137
Posted By crash50
Actually, the chlorided section was not bad, it...

Actually, the chlorided section was not bad, it was dry,and just hard-packed.
Forum: Pacific Northwet - Where it's green. And wet. 07-29-2010, 09:49 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 668
Posted By crash50
Laugh McCall to Big Creek---

Okay, for all those who were wondering, Elk Summit, east of Warren is now open to Big Creek. Profile Summit to Yellow Pine is open as well.

This is information I got from the district patrol...
Forum: Pacific Northwet - Where it's green. And wet. 07-29-2010, 09:41 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,137
Posted By crash50
Phil, Okay, hot off the presses, so to...

Phil,

Okay, hot off the presses, so to speak!

Elk Summit is open, has been for about a week.

I called the district ranger who patrols that section.

He said it is open, no real issues,...
Forum: Pacific Northwet - Where it's green. And wet. 07-28-2010, 07:43 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,137
Posted By crash50
Bob, Okay, I tried one of the guys who...

Bob,

Okay, I tried one of the guys who supposedly made the trip. His Jeep was in the shop at the time.
He did say that the snow pack has been rapidly going away up there, and it's probably open....
Forum: Pacific Northwet - Where it's green. And wet. 07-28-2010, 06:37 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,137
Posted By crash50
Hi Bob, I talked to Valleyrider and he told...

Hi Bob,

I talked to Valleyrider and he told me you were coming through.

Road 21 would be Warren Wagon Road, then east to the Southfork through Warren would be your route.

I was in the Bear...
Forum: Equipment 07-19-2010, 12:31 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 2,746
Posted By crash50
I use a set of ESS combat glasses with a bright...

I use a set of ESS combat glasses with a bright yellow tint for night riding, and had my prescription lenses cut to fit on the nose piece.
They work great and will actually stop metal fragments from...
Forum: Pacific Northwet - Where it's green. And wet. 07-16-2010, 02:04 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 3,522
Posted By crash50
I was real happy to see the pictures you took of...

I was real happy to see the pictures you took of the area. I used to live in Carlin, south of Tuscarora about 50 miles.

I have wandered all over that area in the past. North of Tuscarora, there is...
Forum: Pacific Northwet - Where it's green. And wet. 07-09-2010, 01:23 PM
Replies: 222
Views: 9,060
Posted By crash50
I would like to come up, but the short notice and...

I would like to come up, but the short notice and with training a new guy that ain't happening.
Maybe next year will be better, might just be retired, (with luck).

You all have a great time!
Forum: Pacific Northwet - Where it's green. And wet. 07-06-2010, 10:35 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 2,366
Posted By crash50
I was working with the Elk City resident deputy...

I was working with the Elk City resident deputy this past weekend, (the 4th), and he told me it was still closed by snow, in several locations.
He also mentioned trees down, but was unsure of the...
Forum: Equipment 06-20-2010, 06:03 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 606
Posted By crash50
Truck size

My truck is a 2007 Chevy Silverado 1/2 ton, Crew cab, short bed. I don't think the almost 450 pounds on the back will do very much to the front of it, steering wise.
I have had my Grizzly 660 in the...
Forum: Equipment 06-20-2010, 03:39 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 606
Posted By crash50
Info needed on a Versahauler rack

I am toying with the idea of a Versahauler for my KLR650 on the back of my Chevy truck.
As the truck has a 6 foot bed, I need the cargo area for the camping gear, etc, or just when going to another...
Forum: Pacific Northwet - Where it's green. And wet. 06-19-2010, 06:00 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 582
Posted By crash50
French Creek Road-to-Burgdorf

I don't know if anyone has been there yet, but the road is open.
I took it today from Riggins to McCall.

All the washed out spots are gone.
Forum: Ride reports 06-17-2010, 02:05 PM
Replies: 111
Views: 40,698
Posted By crash50
I have been following this from the first since I...

I have been following this from the first since I am on the saw-bones list to not do anything right now.
Nice pictures, great scenery.
The mine pictures remind me of when I was living in Northern...
Forum: Road warriors 06-16-2010, 11:26 AM
Replies: 143
Views: 17,326
Posted By crash50
I bought my DL-1000 at Hinsons Power Sports, in...

I bought my DL-1000 at Hinsons Power Sports, in McCall, Idaho, back in 2007, a leftover 2006 Red one.
The sales guys have always treated me well in there as well as others I see go in there.
I...
Forum: Pacific Northwet - Where it's green. And wet. 06-14-2010, 10:49 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 600
Posted By crash50
When were you planning on doing this? Last...

When were you planning on doing this?

Last week we had some pretty serious flash floods throughout the west Central Mountains here in Idaho.

I had heard of a major road washout in the...
Forum: Equipment 06-12-2010, 11:59 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 6,736
Posted By crash50
I have a set on my KLR650 and use them all over...

I have a set on my KLR650 and use them all over here in the mountains of Idaho.
They work great and keep the dust and dirt out. Water stays out as well.

I did, this year, get a set of the new...
Forum: Equipment 06-09-2010, 09:58 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 10,710
Posted By crash50
I have the dry expedition bags on a set of Happy...

I have the dry expedition bags on a set of Happy Trails SU racks for my 2006 KLR650.

I tried a mod to mount footman loops on the racks to use the loops as provided by Wolfman.

The footman...
Forum: Pacific Northwet - Where it's green. And wet. 06-09-2010, 08:45 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 2,944
Posted By crash50
French Creek Road

I will see what I can find out today.

There was some brief talk about trying to get both Idaho County and Valley County to push from both directions to open it in case Warren Wagon was lost
near...
Forum: Pacific Northwet - Where it's green. And wet. 06-07-2010, 09:07 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 2,944
Posted By crash50
Yes, it's about 125 feet across. Lets see if I...

Yes, it's about 125 feet across. Lets see if I can load up some more from Flickr.

HTTP://www.flickr.com/photos/4680449163/s

Not sure if these will go through. I did not do it the same way as...
Forum: Pacific Northwet - Where it's green. And wet. 06-07-2010, 09:06 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 2,944
Posted By crash50
Yes, it's about 125 feet across. Lets see if I...

Yes, it's about 125 feet across. Lets see if I can load up some more from Flickr.

www.flickr.com/photos/4680449163/s

Not sure if these will go through. I did not do it the same way as last...
Forum: Pacific Northwet - Where it's green. And wet. 06-06-2010, 08:14 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 2,944
Posted By crash50
Hi Everyone, The pictures don't really do it...

Hi Everyone,

The pictures don't really do it justice. The damage was pretty bad.

At the Snowdon crossing, there had been a full size metal bridge, with concrete abutments and all. I remember it...
Forum: Pacific Northwet - Where it's green. And wet. 06-06-2010, 12:06 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 2,944
Posted By crash50
Pics from the flood damage

Here is the link to the flood damage in the Lick Creek area, east of McCall,Id.

I took these this morning when I went with a recon group to check the damage to the dam at Brown's Pond and the...
Forum: Pacific Northwet - Where it's green. And wet. 06-04-2010, 07:34 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 2,944
Posted By crash50
More updates

Okay, here is the latest as of this afternoon.

Warren Wagon is still closed at Deadhorse Creek. It got a little wild there this morning, water over the bridge, pretty deep, again.

Eastside...
Forum: Pacific Northwet - Where it's green. And wet. 06-03-2010, 11:12 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 2,944
Posted By crash50
I went to Boise today and picked up a set of dry...

I went to Boise today and picked up a set of dry bags for the KLR.

Nice weather down there, I was a bit over dressed for it.

Got back home and it was doing, guess what?

(Raining)

The...
Forum: Pacific Northwet - Where it's green. And wet. 06-03-2010, 09:26 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 2,944
Posted By crash50
In the last 24 hours, we have had some serious...

In the last 24 hours, we have had some serious rain here in the McCall and surrounding mountain areas.
Lots of roads currently closed, including Warren Wagon Road at Deadhorse Creek at the north end...
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