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Forum: Road warriors 08-03-2014, 12:27 AM
Replies: 471
Views: 50,790
Posted By skierd
I love it, looks fantastic!

I love it, looks fantastic!
Forum: Alaska 07-30-2014, 07:12 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,567
Posted By skierd
Speaking of bears, do you have a bear bag or...

Speaking of bears, do you have a bear bag or canister for all that food for when you're camping?

In any event, it looks like you've got 2x the amount of stuff I moved up here with so you'll...
Forum: Ride reports 07-30-2014, 07:04 PM
Replies: 68
Views: 11,695
Posted By skierd
:lurk:

:lurk:
Forum: Alaska 07-14-2014, 06:02 PM
Replies: 73
Views: 3,905
Posted By skierd
It's not worth it for a ditch-banger. I've...

It's not worth it for a ditch-banger. I've ridden one with an Athena, some head work, dyno tuning, etc... and it just didn't feel all that much stronger than my stock then 38,000 mile old WRR. ...
Forum: Thumpers 07-04-2014, 05:53 PM
Replies: 44,209
Views: 8,465,305
Posted By skierd
Happy fourth of July! ...

Happy fourth of July!

http://i209.photobucket.com/albums/bb84/skierd007/IMG_20140704_164520.jpg

I'm running whatever pressures were in the tires when I left today, probably 22/26 ish, not that...
Forum: Alaska 07-04-2014, 12:13 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 805
Posted By skierd
Road was clear yesterday.

Road was clear yesterday.
Forum: Alaska 07-02-2014, 12:09 AM
Replies: 73
Views: 3,905
Posted By skierd
Keep in mind that your rear tire changes things a...

Keep in mind that your rear tire changes things a lot. I've used both stock gear sets (13/43 for R, 42 on X), 12/43, 13 - 45, 46, and 47, and tried 14/43, 46, and 47 with various rear tires.
...
Forum: Alaska 07-01-2014, 11:53 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 805
Posted By skierd
Good luck and ride safe getting up to Chena Hot...

Good luck and ride safe getting up to Chena Hot Springs, there's a very good chance that the road is flooded after all the rain we've gotten. It was flooded two weeks ago at 36.9 mile and was up and...
Forum: Alaska 06-28-2014, 07:00 PM
Replies: 1,095
Views: 150,974
Posted By skierd
I hope for my sake it doesn't sell until after we...

I hope for my sake it doesn't sell until after we get through building the house. Gorgeous bike!
Forum: Alaska 06-26-2014, 11:24 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 3,527
Posted By skierd
Hopefully your hole in the ground goes better...

Hopefully your hole in the ground goes better than my hole in the ground, haven't had any work with all the rain on our hose for almost 3 weeks.:cry
Forum: Alaska 06-26-2014, 11:22 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 805
Posted By skierd
I could ride if I didn't have to clean the draft...

I could ride if I didn't have to clean the draft beer lines at the Hot Springs, the equipment takes too much room for 2 wheels. I'm hoping it stops raining so I can get the tires swapped out for...
Forum: Alaska 06-23-2014, 09:57 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 805
Posted By skierd
I'll be there the Thursday the 3rd, but for my...

I'll be there the Thursday the 3rd, but for my sales call not for pleasure. Hopefully the river's down by then, couldn't get there on Friday due to flooding. Might make it a day trip, have to work...
Forum: Alaska 06-16-2014, 10:28 AM
Replies: 1,095
Views: 150,974
Posted By skierd
NTTF - PM'd ya.

NTTF - PM'd ya.
Forum: Alaska 06-09-2014, 10:43 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,357
Posted By skierd
Peg scraper patrol, farthest north member,...

Peg scraper patrol, farthest north member, checking in.

http://i209.photobucket.com/albums/bb84/skierd007/IMG_20140607_133344.jpg

Might have some 17" knobs on it soon, but for now she's slick...
Forum: Equipment 06-08-2014, 11:45 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,286
Posted By skierd
You know what's nicer than a kick starter? An...

You know what's nicer than a kick starter? An electric starter that works every time. Do the DRZ battery upgrade, or get a WR250R. Or the aforementioned KTM 690 Enduro.

Honestly whatever bike...
Forum: Thumpers 06-08-2014, 11:31 PM
Replies: 44,209
Views: 8,465,305
Posted By skierd
This weekend's failed experiment: MT21 120/90/17...

This weekend's failed experiment: MT21 120/90/17 knobby on the front of my WR250X. I know people say it fits, but it sure as hell doesn't on my bike!
...
Forum: Thumpers 06-08-2014, 12:59 PM
Replies: 44,209
Views: 8,465,305
Posted By skierd
I just added a giant loop tank bag. At first I...

I just added a giant loop tank bag. At first I was worried it would be too much, and it might be on trail rides but so far I love it.
Forum: Thumpers 06-04-2014, 11:17 AM
Replies: 44,209
Views: 8,465,305
Posted By skierd
I just kinda forced the shroud tabs on over the...

I just kinda forced the shroud tabs on over the radiator mounts, and bolted the bottom back on. Haven't had a top bolt for a couple years and 10's of thousands of miles. :shrug

Same deal with the...
Forum: Thumpers 06-02-2014, 04:57 PM
Replies: 44,209
Views: 8,465,305
Posted By skierd
Do an X swap and turn it in to a great...

Do an X swap and turn it in to a great lightweight street machine. Never regretted it!
Forum: Alaska 05-30-2014, 12:42 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 2,013
Posted By skierd
Northernmost member, till somebody in Fox joins,...

Northernmost member, till somebody in Fox joins, checking in with a quick ride to the top of Murphy Dome with the Trails End BMW crew.
...
Forum: Thumpers 05-28-2014, 11:06 PM
Replies: 44,209
Views: 8,465,305
Posted By skierd
It's 65ft lbs on the countershaft nut.

It's 65ft lbs on the countershaft nut.
Forum: Thumpers 05-28-2014, 07:50 PM
Replies: 44,209
Views: 8,465,305
Posted By skierd
Are you sure it's not oil from the air filter...

Are you sure it's not oil from the air filter that's slowly flowed off? I've had oil buildup from that.

Re: chain lube. Maxima chain wax is great on road but does attract a ton of dirt off. If...
Forum: Road warriors 05-27-2014, 03:01 PM
Replies: 165
Views: 11,285
Posted By skierd
I was more than pleasantly surprised at how...

I was more than pleasantly surprised at how comfortable my brother in law's Street Bob is. It was easy to see myself riding for a few days or weeks on it... maybe next summer?
Forum: Thumpers 05-27-2014, 11:11 AM
Replies: 44,209
Views: 8,465,305
Posted By skierd
I wear ear plugs on just about every ride if I...

I wear ear plugs on just about every ride if I think I'm going to be out longer than 15-20 minutes, but most every ride I take is gonna be a few hours and have big periods of highway speed. When I...
Forum: Thumpers 05-26-2014, 10:57 PM
Replies: 44,209
Views: 8,465,305
Posted By skierd
Replaced it with nothing. Bike runs great, plug...

Replaced it with nothing. Bike runs great, plug reads good. If you look at dyno's out there of stock vs modded WR's there's plenty of fuel at WOT (hence the 0 setting on the #3 place) and only need...
Forum: Thumpers 05-26-2014, 07:20 PM
Replies: 44,209
Views: 8,465,305
Posted By skierd
Your charging system may be working, but there's...

Your charging system may be working, but there's a chance the thing its charging (the battery) might not be. Test the battery with the bike off, it should read 13+V


In other news, with a...
Forum: Thumpers 05-26-2014, 04:14 PM
Replies: 44,209
Views: 8,465,305
Posted By skierd
It's the controller, and a big reason why I got...

It's the controller, and a big reason why I got rid of mine. My guess is after prolonged full throttle operation somewhere along the way the stock fuel computer plus the FMF programmer's input runs...
Forum: Alaska 05-26-2014, 11:09 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,357
Posted By skierd
Save the trouble, swap tires and get a 12T front....

Save the trouble, swap tires and get a 12T front. Keep an eye on chain tension and you'll be fine.

Hoping to finish replacing the stator after work tonight. Old gasket took some time to get...
Forum: Equipment 05-24-2014, 06:50 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 452
Posted By skierd
Most mummy bags are supposed to roll with you...

Most mummy bags are supposed to roll with you like a piece of clothing, not slide around you like your bed at home. Better for keeping you warm while reducing bulk and weight.

Maybe try using a...
Forum: Alaska 05-24-2014, 04:07 PM
Replies: 91
Views: 6,112
Posted By skierd
15 hours isn't bad for 500 miles of slogging...

15 hours isn't bad for 500 miles of slogging through weather on the dalton. Rest up and ride safe!
Forum: Thumpers 05-24-2014, 03:20 PM
Replies: 44,209
Views: 8,465,305
Posted By skierd
Diagnosis found on my charging system: crispy...

Diagnosis found on my charging system: crispy fried stator

http://i209.photobucket.com/albums/bb84/skierd007/new%20wr250r%20stuff/20140524_135158.jpg
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Forum: Thumpers 05-24-2014, 03:17 PM
Replies: 44,209
Views: 8,465,305
Posted By skierd
This is why I won't run a 14T front anymore. A...

This is why I won't run a 14T front anymore. A 13T fits and clears fine without clearance issues.
Forum: Alaska 05-22-2014, 01:36 PM
Replies: 75
Views: 6,093
Posted By skierd
Just heard on the radio that there's wildfires in...

Just heard on the radio that there's wildfires in and around the Dalton near mile 56. BLM closed some of their facilities up there, guessing you might have more heat than you bargained for. :lol3....
Forum: Equipment 05-22-2014, 01:04 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 2,017
Posted By skierd
So I commuted for about 3 years in Maryland, back...

So I commuted for about 3 years in Maryland, back and forth to work and school no matter the weather since I didn't have a car. Commuter gear has to be convenient or you won't wear it, especially if...
Forum: Equipment 05-22-2014, 11:06 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 299
Posted By skierd
Try emailing Aerostich. Are you looking for a...

Try emailing Aerostich. Are you looking for a shipping quote or something? They're sturdy built pants, but still fairly lightweight for riding and damn comfortable is all I know.
Forum: Thumpers 05-22-2014, 10:48 AM
Replies: 44,209
Views: 8,465,305
Posted By skierd
See, I loved underbar mirrors in the city...

See, I loved underbar mirrors in the city (Baltimore and DC). No mirrors up high meant a nice clear unobstructed view of the road ahead and around me, and a quick glace down covered my blind spots...
Forum: Thumpers 05-20-2014, 06:43 PM
Replies: 44,209
Views: 8,465,305
Posted By skierd
I think you'd be best off setting the sag...

I think you'd be best off setting the sag correctly for your weight and learning to ride the somewhat taller bike. If the sag isn't right, nothing else will be.
Forum: Thumpers 05-19-2014, 10:08 AM
Replies: 44,209
Views: 8,465,305
Posted By skierd
When was the last time a serious trials bike had...

When was the last time a serious trials bike had a seat you could actually sit on? Or a gas tank that had a range that made it matter whether or not you had a seat to begin with?

I can think of a...
Forum: Thumpers 05-18-2014, 08:50 PM
Replies: 44,209
Views: 8,465,305
Posted By skierd
Bring a measuring stick to your local dealership...

Bring a measuring stick to your local dealership and measure those enduro bikes. Betcha they're taller than the WR250R.
Forum: Equipment 05-17-2014, 05:48 PM
Replies: 369
Views: 41,879
Posted By skierd
That's why I usually shoot in Raw+Jpg. jpg's for...

That's why I usually shoot in Raw+Jpg. jpg's for facebook and general use, and raw files for the ones I really like and what to clean up.
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