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Forum: Pacific Northwet - Where it's green. And wet. Today, 08:10 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 197
Posted By bdefen
Yep, new bike.

I got the '13 GSW from Happy Trails last October - it was a design/fabbing/display mule for their products for that bike. It appears in their advertising. Tim bought in in March 2013, rode it for...
Forum: Pacific Northwet - Where it's green. And wet. Yesterday, 01:54 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 197
Posted By bdefen
Custer Motorway, Pashimeroi Valley, Sawtooths

Spode Daddy and I had a great two-day ride 6/27, 28 through the Central Idaho mountains. Beautiful, see here:

...
Forum: Pacific Northwet - Where it's green. And wet. 06-04-2014, 09:31 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 458
Posted By bdefen
NE Nevada Ghost Towns

http://aitonsride.blogspot.com/2014/05/the-dude-abidescracker-tour-of-owyhee
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Forum: Pacific Northwet - Where it's green. And wet. 06-04-2014, 09:28 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 686
Posted By bdefen
South of Boise

Here's some of the terrible conditions we encountered last week south of Boise:

http://aitonsride.blogspot.com/2014/05/the-dude-abidescracker-tour-of-owyhee
.html...
Forum: GS Boxers 05-13-2014, 08:05 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,297
Posted By bdefen
The Road Kill Cafe

From your grill to ours........:D
Forum: Pacific Northwet - Where it's green. And wet. 05-13-2014, 07:57 AM
Replies: 8,353
Views: 719,518
Posted By bdefen
Gate behind Squaw Butte

Saw the note about the locked gate behind Squaw Butte. I don't have a public land map in front of me, but I thought that Lt. Gov. Brad Little's family's land began about where you were....I know the...
Forum: Pacific Northwet - Where it's green. And wet. 04-29-2014, 03:22 PM
Replies: 8,353
Views: 719,518
Posted By bdefen
I've seen occasional access.....

There was a barbed-wire gate up there that was open at times. Do you still pass through that gate in the valley between Bonneville Point and Micron?
Forum: Pacific Northwet - Where it's green. And wet. 04-29-2014, 03:18 PM
Replies: 8,353
Views: 719,518
Posted By bdefen
Laugh Great day ride

We do this one a lot, especially when heading north to Whitebird, Doumecq, Slate Creek, Camas Prairie, Hells Canyon, Wallowas, etc. My rider bro in law lives in North Eagle, so access is easy.
...
Forum: Pacific Northwet - Where it's green. And wet. 04-29-2014, 03:09 PM
Replies: 8,353
Views: 719,518
Posted By bdefen
You'll be fine

I'm pullin' for ya, Sam.
Byron
Forum: GS Boxers 04-22-2014, 12:22 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 302
Posted By bdefen
Question Going from tubeless to tubed

I have a 2013 GSW. Spoked rims. TKC up front, Metzeler Karoo 3 on the rear. Running tubeless. Got a puncture in the back tire from a tiny rusty nail the size of a straight pin. My local BMW dealer...
Forum: GS Boxers 03-12-2014, 07:47 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 869
Posted By bdefen
See the post below yours...I assumed...

You know what assuming does, right?

Thanks for all the help.
Forum: GS Boxers 03-11-2014, 02:20 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 869
Posted By bdefen
Thanks

:1drink
Forum: GS Boxers 03-11-2014, 02:03 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 869
Posted By bdefen
Premium vs. regular gas

Sorry if this discussion is buried in another thread, but I've done a few searches, so now I'm asking:

I have a 2013 1200 GSW. Premium fuel, 91 or better, is specified. Some hinterland rides may...
Forum: GS Boxers 12-06-2013, 12:58 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 4,704
Posted By bdefen
Laugh Ahhhhhhh......

Thank you!
Forum: GS Boxers 12-02-2013, 09:53 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 4,704
Posted By bdefen
My ASC behavior....

Got a nice used 2013 GSW in October. Great bike. Have learned most of the electronic functions in about 1,200 miles of riding. (Like turning the ASC off on uphill washboard roads)

Yesterday, I...
Forum: Pacific Northwet - Where it's green. And wet. 11-14-2013, 07:49 AM
Replies: 8,353
Views: 719,518
Posted By bdefen
Route from south side of the dam to Beef Trail

Haven't done the trip in a while, but I have ridden the Beef Trail in both directions in and out of the river canyon. It's cool, with the petroglyphs and the old "mission" building. Downhill...
Forum: GS Boxers 11-13-2013, 09:10 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 2,394
Posted By bdefen
Got mine last month.....

Got a nice barely-used GSW from Happy Trails early October. 4,900 miles at purchase, 6,000 as of 11/11/13.
Here we are on top of Squaw Butte near Emmett, Idaho last Sunday. Fun.
(But I need to shut...
Forum: GS Boxers 10-29-2013, 12:39 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 823
Posted By bdefen
Fluid change procedure...

I haven't looked closely yet, but I take it that the rear drive is not sealed like I had read about the previous GS models, but actually has a drain plug, and can be filled at the breather opening?
...
Forum: GS Boxers 10-29-2013, 08:42 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 823
Posted By bdefen
R1200 GSW Water Crossing

Hi,
I am now the proud owner of a '13 R1200 GSW. After six years and 22,000 miles of great rides, I traded in my '06 KTM 950 ADV. Got a great trade/price deal on a 4,900 mi. used GSW from Happy...
Forum: GS Boxers 10-16-2013, 09:23 AM
Replies: 1,921
Views: 184,770
Posted By bdefen
I'm interested in doing that......

Can you show a photo? I'm going to wait on the Navigator V or whatever is the latest next year. I 'm look to use my Garmin 60CX in a Ram mount for now, using the power plug on the lower right of the...
Forum: Orange Crush 08-06-2013, 08:27 AM
Replies: 65
Views: 5,753
Posted By bdefen
My setup

BMC oiled cotton (like K&N) with a UNI pre-filter. The UNI catches so much dust that I wash and re-oil the BMC just once per year. Regular K&N filter oil on the BMC. No Toil on the UNI. Depends on...
Forum: Orange Crush 07-27-2013, 08:59 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 965
Posted By bdefen
Get the right fender

Get the 950 Super Enduro fender.
Looks better, and has better airflow to the radiator.
Forum: Pacific Northwet - Where it's green. And wet. 05-28-2013, 09:18 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,021
Posted By bdefen
Still snowed in

We were in Fields, OR last Monday - Steens loop still snowed in then. Probably has snowed more up there since.
Forum: Orange Crush 04-30-2013, 08:47 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 5,013
Posted By bdefen
Thumb I had a similar issue with skid plate clearance...

I did the 40171 upgrade 15,000 miles ago....no problems whatsover, but one corner of the pump would just touch the stock skid plate, so I padded the area with some closed cell foam, glued in place.
...
Forum: Pacific Northwet - Where it's green. And wet. 11-19-2012, 08:43 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,610
Posted By bdefen
Try here....

http://www.realrentals.com/houses_for_rent/?city=Boise&state=Idaho+ID (http://www.realrentals.com/houses_for_rent/?city=Boise&state=Idaho+ID)
Forum: Orange Crush 11-18-2012, 06:39 PM
Replies: 54
Views: 4,963
Posted By bdefen
Forum: Orange Crush 11-18-2012, 06:37 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,332
Posted By bdefen
Keep it on a tender...

My 950 wouldn't start in cold (30 F or below overnight) temps. I put in on a tender 24/7. No problems since.
Forum: Orange Crush 10-18-2012, 03:45 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,451
Posted By bdefen
Wink Me too......

Five years and counting for me!:evil
Forum: Orange Crush 10-18-2012, 03:39 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,087
Posted By bdefen
I don't think I had a good ignition circuit...

I don't think I had a good ignition circuit connection via the loose negative battery connection. I've read that the battery powers the bike ignition, especiall at starting, and that the alternator...
Forum: Orange Crush 10-15-2012, 09:47 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,087
Posted By bdefen
Bike died...lesson learned

Riding home alone from Moscow Sun Oct 7 at 3:30 PM, I stopped briefly to have a snack, and check in with home. I was about 100 miles away from Boise where Indian Valley road meets US 95 just south of...
Forum: Orange Crush 09-10-2012, 04:00 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 804
Posted By bdefen
Have you looked at stainless steel wool...

Stainless steel wool is nearly permanent. I've had my FMF's packed with it for over four years, 15,000 miles, and they are still good.

try steel-wool.com
Forum: Orange Crush 06-29-2012, 08:15 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,108
Posted By bdefen
You aren't alone...

I misplaced mine one time, but I managed to put it in my pocket, and didn't find it in my riding jacket for a couple days. In the meantime, I checked at the local KTM dealer for obtaining that part,...
Forum: Orange Crush 06-15-2012, 11:00 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 872
Posted By bdefen
Take a look here...

This shows the parts list for a DOI high-fender conversion, that includes the KTM OEM brake line guide part number.

http://ktm950.info/how/Farkels/adventure/high%20fender/950/high_fender_kit.html...
Forum: Pacific Northwet - Where it's green. And wet. 06-06-2012, 10:05 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,085
Posted By bdefen
Any fallen trees on the road?

Has anyone ridden Burgdorf/French Creek rd since Monday's windstorm. We're planning on riding it this Friday, and we're looking to see if it's blocked by trees that might have been knocked down...
Forum: Orange Crush 05-16-2012, 02:12 PM
Replies: 213
Views: 53,373
Posted By bdefen
Easy answer....

KTM didn't want to have to put up with Charlie's whining on the Road of Bones.:2cry
Forum: Orange Crush 05-14-2012, 01:51 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,610
Posted By bdefen
Me too....

When changing my swing arm rubber chain guide (Yep, I used blue loctite on the bolts) I had to remove the CS to perform the job. I had the same situation - locking tab was folded onto the nut, which...
Forum: Pacific Northwet - Where it's green. And wet. 04-25-2012, 07:44 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 736
Posted By bdefen
Hadn't considered Freezout...

Thanks for the gas info. We were thinking of Elk River to Clarkia via ID 8 and 3, not seeing the Freezeout route as I scanned my Benchmark map. Part of that consideration was fuel availability. With...
Forum: Orange Crush 04-24-2012, 02:10 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 2,680
Posted By bdefen
Oil lurking.....

:evil

Of course there is.......on the bottom of your shoe, and then on your wife's nice clean carpet or floor right after you go inside to take a pee, and grab a cool beverage to celebrate your...
Forum: Pacific Northwet - Where it's green. And wet. 04-24-2012, 01:22 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 1,737
Posted By bdefen
Cool2 I think it's working.....

Do we have him scared off yet?............




(We have a habit of wanting to keep this neck of the woods to ourselves.)


It will be a night and day change from NY......in every...
Forum: Pacific Northwet - Where it's green. And wet. 04-24-2012, 09:03 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 736
Posted By bdefen
Clearwater/St. Joe fueling spots question...

In June, one leg of a four day ride has us heading from from Orofino, Id to Wallace, Id via Elk River - Bovill - Clarkia - Marble Creek - Avery - Moon Pass Rd - Wallace. Is gasoline available in...
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