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Forum: The Garage Yesterday, 11:32 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,096
Posted By dhally
I think our next new sink will be a heavy gage...

I think our next new sink will be a heavy gage SST one. You can use abrasives to remove hard water deposits, which will destroy other surfaces.
Forum: Equipment Yesterday, 11:24 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 326
Posted By dhally
A few years ago Klim's biggest pants were 38, and...

A few years ago Klim's biggest pants were 38, and they were smaller than the typical 38. They seem to be doing well regardless...
Forum: Thumpers Yesterday, 11:16 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 518
Posted By dhally
My SW sidestand worked "OK" I guess. The nut...

My SW sidestand worked "OK" I guess. The nut never just fell off. The bolt did break and I replaced it with a US size bolt and nut. It only failed me 3 times and wacked my shin one time (I was in...
Forum: Pacific Northwet - Where it's green. And wet. Yesterday, 11:03 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 297
Posted By dhally
---just stay out of the way !

---just stay out of the way !
Forum: Thumpers 10-21-2014, 11:09 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 904
Posted By dhally
That's not mud, that just wet rocks. THIS:...

That's not mud, that just wet rocks.

THIS: is mud

http://www.laosgpsmap.com/wp-content/uploads/2012/10/mud-stuck.jpg
Forum: Thumpers 10-20-2014, 02:45 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 904
Posted By dhally
For steep rocky terrain and not much mud, I...

For steep rocky terrain and not much mud, I recommend MT43 both front and rear. If there is NO pavement, then get true trials tires like the Dunlop D803. They grip like VELCRO! 6-10psi and use rim...
Forum: Thumpers 10-20-2014, 02:41 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 378
Posted By dhally
My buddy just paid $7500 for a bone stock one...

My buddy just paid $7500 for a bone stock one with 100 miles on it. Asking price was $8000.
Forum: Thumpers 10-20-2014, 02:28 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 864
Posted By dhally
If you're on a budget, its hard to beat the...

If you're on a budget, its hard to beat the KLR650 - older generation. Remember - he who has the most gas - wins. Just search craigslist and there are several KLR's available ranging from $2500 to...
Forum: Pacific Northwet - Where it's green. And wet. 10-20-2014, 02:08 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 782
Posted By dhally
My advice: keep the bikes you like to ride. ...

My advice: keep the bikes you like to ride. There is no bike that will entice somebody who doesn't want to ride, to ride.

If there are grandkids in the picture, think XR50. EVERYBODY likes...
Forum: Thumpers 10-19-2014, 02:12 PM
Replies: 83
Views: 9,227
Posted By dhally
first ride

I rode the s fork walla walla trails Saturday and this 300i is a Weapon! The trails are narrow with lots of exposure. The Sherco was brilliant - laser guided steering, no deflection front or rear...
Forum: Pacific Northwet - Where it's green. And wet. 10-17-2014, 11:49 AM
Replies: 7,814
Views: 437,313
Posted By dhally
Flag Point?

Flag Point?
Forum: Equipment 10-16-2014, 11:55 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 433
Posted By dhally
I've never weighed mine. It has a standard...

I've never weighed mine. It has a standard weight 21" tube, 3 tire irons (lightweight), bicycle pump, and a tow strap. The front fenders on the KTM640 and the WR250R are strong and support it fine....
Forum: Thumpers 10-16-2014, 11:20 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 1,873
Posted By dhally
If you want to actually learn how to ride dirt,...

If you want to actually learn how to ride dirt, get a used 250 and thrash the heck out of it. You will learn how to ride 10x faster than on a new, bigger bike.

OTOH if you want a new road bike...
Forum: Pacific Northwet - Where it's green. And wet. 10-16-2014, 11:00 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 286
Posted By dhally
Try pinging DaFoole or Parepin.

Try pinging DaFoole or Parepin.
Forum: Thumpers 10-15-2014, 11:39 AM
Replies: 11,477
Views: 546,923
Posted By dhally
I spent some time in Alberta. I was offered...

I spent some time in Alberta. I was offered gravy on my fries, not mayo.
Forum: Thumpers 10-15-2014, 11:34 AM
Replies: 1,911
Views: 310,573
Posted By dhally
If I recall, I was advised to use the OEM fuel...

If I recall, I was advised to use the OEM fuel tubing because it will resist the heat better. I also upgraded to better hose clamps, especially the ones to remove the fuel tank.
Forum: Thumpers 10-15-2014, 11:30 AM
Replies: 1,911
Views: 310,573
Posted By dhally
I feel ya! I can't COUNT the number of times I...

I feel ya! I can't COUNT the number of times I had to R&R the carb on my 640 (sold now). Just suck it up - you will get good at it eventually...
Forum: Equipment 10-14-2014, 11:05 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 2,304
Posted By dhally
Many states will issue a "trip permit"...

Many states will issue a "trip permit" registration good for 3 or 7 days. Perhaps the seller would be willing to get one for you in advance.
Forum: Thumpers 10-12-2014, 07:11 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 410
Posted By dhally
I've never been able to order a specific length...

I've never been able to order a specific length chain. I tried once and it still came in at 120 links.
Forum: Thumpers 10-11-2014, 03:34 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 824
Posted By dhally
The angle of the bars can cramp your wrists and...

The angle of the bars can cramp your wrists and cause numbness too. My arms hurt on my WRR until I got bars with less angle at the ends.
Forum: Thumpers 10-07-2014, 04:39 PM
Replies: 83
Views: 9,227
Posted By dhally
Pulled the trigger

I just sent the check for a 2013 300 SEF-R, will pick it up in a few days. I am pretty pumped about a 4 stroke that is so light! The WRR just doesn't quite do it for trails.

Can anybody suggest...
Forum: Equipment 10-03-2014, 12:50 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 943
Posted By dhally
I hang mine by the cords from the grab loop on my...

I hang mine by the cords from the grab loop on my tank bag. I have to fumble around to adjust it.
Forum: Equipment 10-03-2014, 12:32 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,102
Posted By dhally
If it has current tags I wouldn't worry. Just...

If it has current tags I wouldn't worry. Just have the bill of sale available.

If it doesn't have current tags, the local DMV should be able to issue a "trip permit". That's what I used when I...
Forum: The Garage 10-01-2014, 01:32 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 615
Posted By dhally
In the past I have seen some sensitive electronic...

In the past I have seen some sensitive electronic equipment that required a dedicated ground rod (and NOT connected to the main ground). This was in a manufacturing plant, and the main plant ground...
Forum: The Garage 10-01-2014, 01:26 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 3,934
Posted By dhally
I've got hardboard (Masonite) for the top and...

I've got hardboard (Masonite) for the top and edging. I use clean cardboard for finish woodworking and dirty cardboard for messy work. The Masonite is over 20 years old, and it needs replacement.
...
Forum: Pacific Northwet - Where it's green. And wet. 09-29-2014, 11:08 AM
Replies: 43
Views: 1,640
Posted By dhally
Well... the OP IS from Los Angeles so rain might...

Well... the OP IS from Los Angeles so rain might mean something else. I suppose traffic jams might mean something else, too.
Forum: Pacific Northwet - Where it's green. And wet. 09-28-2014, 05:11 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 1,640
Posted By dhally
It's rainy. Lots of gated roads above there. ...

It's rainy. Lots of gated roads above there. Traffic jams towards Portland. Absolutely beautiful when the sun shines!
Forum: Pacific Northwet - Where it's green. And wet. 09-25-2014, 11:02 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 807
Posted By dhally
You forgot REI... In my experience the MC...

You forgot REI...

In my experience the MC glove selection is poor everywhere in Tricities. I did hear that JMC Motorsports is adding riding gear, but I haven't checked it out yet.

Desert...
Forum: Equipment 09-24-2014, 12:17 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,843
Posted By dhally
I use a water bottle with a flip up spout and...

I use a water bottle with a flip up spout and internal straw.

http://content.costco.com/Images/Content/Product/233154.jpg
Forum: Pacific Northwet - Where it's green. And wet. 09-20-2014, 01:41 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 755
Posted By dhally
We just rode over obdr route 3 and found some...

We just rode over obdr route 3 and found some good 2 tracks west of Sisters and south of 242. Nice views of Middle Sister.
Forum: Pacific Northwet - Where it's green. And wet. 09-20-2014, 01:35 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 959
Posted By dhally
Just got back from obdr route 3. It goes up Topsy...

Just got back from obdr route 3. It goes up Topsy rd. We camped about 5 miles from California right next to the river (south side ). It was hot dry and dusty...
Forum: Pacific Northwet - Where it's green. And wet. 09-12-2014, 08:46 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 647
Posted By dhally
There is an OHV area north of Enterprise, west of...

There is an OHV area north of Enterprise, west of the highway near Sled Springs. There is a casual staging/camping area about a mile off the highway. It is a newly designated area and there are no...
Forum: The Garage 09-10-2014, 10:11 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,017
Posted By dhally
There could possibly be a wire splice in the box...

There could possibly be a wire splice in the box but behind the GFCI receptacle, and the wires could be loose in that wire splice (wire nut).
Forum: Pacific Northwet - Where it's green. And wet. 09-09-2014, 11:49 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 443
Posted By dhally
I've seen tire tracks next to the highway near...

I've seen tire tracks next to the highway near Crescent Bar. Looks like local play area/sand dunes.

For dualsport I like the Douglas Creek area east of Waterville towards Pallisades. It's a ways...
Forum: Thumpers 09-08-2014, 01:04 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 606
Posted By dhally
I have a WR250R and it's a bit tall for a...

I have a WR250R and it's a bit tall for a learning street rider anyhow.
KLR250 - no estart, otherwise great bike
Drz250 - Has estart, not factory street legal. Otherwise not too bad
CRF230L -...
Forum: Pacific Northwet - Where it's green. And wet. 09-08-2014, 12:26 PM
Replies: 114
Views: 4,522
Posted By dhally
We have lived in Corvallis and Portland, and...

We have lived in Corvallis and Portland, and still visit there frequently.

Oregon has had strict land use planning since 1980. Many people consider that to be BS since they can't build a...
Forum: Thumpers 09-02-2014, 12:31 PM
Replies: 45,327
Views: 8,870,847
Posted By dhally
Lotsa luggage

I know others have done this, but I've mainly used the WRR for lighter dual sport and trails. I was invited to do OBDR 3 in September, so this weekend I tried loading everything onto the WRR that I...
Forum: Beasts 08-29-2014, 11:39 AM
Replies: 21,468
Views: 3,849,941
Posted By dhally
Cheapest? Most Tiger riders aren't asking that...

Cheapest? Most Tiger riders aren't asking that question...

Personally, I think the stock seat and luggage rack make very good mounting points for strapping on inexpensive tail bags. I've got a...
Forum: Thumpers 08-29-2014, 10:18 AM
Replies: 83
Views: 9,227
Posted By dhally
I was wondering if the Rekluse allowed a bit...

I was wondering if the Rekluse allowed a bit higher gearing? I like a nice low, low for tight trails.
Forum: Thumpers 08-28-2014, 01:08 PM
Replies: 83
Views: 9,227
Posted By dhally
Riders' reports

I see Tasky's in Everett has a 2013 Sherco 300i on special. The WRR is a great dualsport but not doing it for me on tight trails. Any informed opinions about whether the Sherco could do both?

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