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Forum: The Rockies It's all downhill from here... 04-20-2015, 07:03 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 451
Posted By youngan
Not sure newer vehicles are any more efficient,...

Not sure newer vehicles are any more efficient, if we are just comparing over the last 20 years. In fact, as a fleet, since the 1980s vehicles have been getting much larger, which is actually...
Forum: The Rockies It's all downhill from here... 04-18-2015, 03:50 AM
Replies: 13,027
Views: 1,764,422
Posted By youngan
I used to have one of those; it was my first...

I used to have one of those; it was my first street bike, bought new when I was 20. It survived my early learning years (and youthful stupidity) well, including low-siding it into a guard rail in...
Forum: The Rockies It's all downhill from here... 04-14-2015, 01:34 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 642
Posted By youngan
Great half-day ride. Thanks guys!

Great half-day ride. Thanks guys!
Forum: The Rockies It's all downhill from here... 04-14-2015, 05:32 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 642
Posted By youngan
I'm in, though I'll need to take a minute on...

I'm in, though I'll need to take a minute on phone just before we leave OB to rearrange my morning.

I'll be on a big bike; hope I'm not the only one :)

Andy
Forum: The Rockies It's all downhill from here... 04-13-2015, 08:58 PM
Replies: 13,027
Views: 1,764,422
Posted By youngan
Too bad he said no trades; I'd go straight across...

Too bad he said no trades; I'd go straight across for my XR400R.
Forum: The Rockies It's all downhill from here... 04-12-2015, 06:00 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,297
Posted By youngan
Dang! Sorry I missed this one. Sounds like a...

Dang! Sorry I missed this one. Sounds like a few different versions of good rides. My S.O. had other ideas for the morning's activities.

If anyone happens to be putting together a group ride...
Forum: The Rockies It's all downhill from here... 04-12-2015, 07:45 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,299
Posted By youngan
Why was the quad rider only wearing socks on his...

Why was the quad rider only wearing socks on his feet? I could see taking them off in an attempt to get free, but how would he have done that?
Forum: The Rockies It's all downhill from here... 04-08-2015, 08:32 PM
Replies: 13,027
Views: 1,764,422
Posted By youngan
Bump. I can't believe no one has even offered...

Bump.
I can't believe no one has even offered to trade me an electric-start DR350 for this bike. Somebody must want this, and have something interesting that I'd want....
Look back at page 860 for...
Forum: The Rockies It's all downhill from here... 04-07-2015, 09:34 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,297
Posted By youngan
I'm probably up for it.

I'm probably up for it.
Forum: The Rockies It's all downhill from here... 04-02-2015, 07:35 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,578
Posted By youngan
Simple: turn it into a top box. Ask how I...

Simple: turn it into a top box. Ask how I know...
Forum: The Rockies It's all downhill from here... 04-01-2015, 07:18 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,578
Posted By youngan
Yeah, Boulder is actually a big motorcycle town. ...

Yeah, Boulder is actually a big motorcycle town. Everything from old hippies like me to young hipsters, and everything in between. Many of them even have guns and vote republican. The city even...
Forum: The Rockies It's all downhill from here... 04-01-2015, 10:53 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,578
Posted By youngan
Boulder Cops on KLRs!

I just saw one with a car pulled over on 30th. Now that they have those, I wonder if they're going to start chasing me down my quasi-legal shortcuts around town (along railroad tracks, etc.)...
Forum: The Rockies It's all downhill from here... 03-31-2015, 07:32 PM
Replies: 13,027
Views: 1,764,422
Posted By youngan
Yeah. I'm starting to feel a little....dirty.

Yeah. I'm starting to feel a little....dirty.
Forum: The Rockies It's all downhill from here... 03-31-2015, 06:14 PM
Replies: 13,027
Views: 1,764,422
Posted By youngan
Mmmm.....Purty...

Mmmm.....Purty...
Forum: The Rockies It's all downhill from here... 03-31-2015, 12:32 PM
Replies: 13,027
Views: 1,764,422
Posted By youngan
Yep, that's the one, all right. It blew up due...

Yep, that's the one, all right. It blew up due to carb issues, which I resolved while rebuilding the top end (I bought it in a disassembled state). It's been as reliable as an anvil ever since...
Forum: The Rockies It's all downhill from here... 03-31-2015, 06:30 AM
Replies: 13,027
Views: 1,764,422
Posted By youngan
XR400R, Plated, for Sale or Trade

Mine:

http://boulder.craigslist.org/mcy/4957254847.html

Not sure how to post the photo of the actual ad.

Thought you guys might be particularly interested in the trade possibilities. I have...
Forum: The Rockies It's all downhill from here... 03-22-2015, 05:51 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 525
Posted By youngan
Most of the Switzerland was as Scott1911 (is that...

Most of the Switzerland was as Scott1911 (is that an Antarctic reference?) reports. However, the stretch from The Sugarloaf trailhead west has long stretches (like miles long) that have a few feet on...
Forum: The Rockies It's all downhill from here... 03-22-2015, 06:41 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 525
Posted By youngan
I have a friend visiting from England (another...

I have a friend visiting from England (another Elefantist). We are heading out for a ride today. Want to join?
Forum: The Rockies It's all downhill from here... 03-22-2015, 06:11 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 525
Posted By youngan
Switzerland Trail / FR 68 Condition?

Anyone know current conditions on either of these two? Still snowed in, or not?

Thanks
Andy
Forum: The Rockies It's all downhill from here... 03-15-2015, 11:27 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 839
Posted By youngan
I had them same thing happen to me years ago out...

I had them same thing happen to me years ago out on Utah, on my Elefant. Changed it to a high fender, and never been sorry.
Forum: Alaska 03-13-2015, 07:48 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 421
Posted By youngan
Trade for a Bike in Colorado

Anyone want to trade an Alaska bike for one in Colorado?

Ok, I know this is a long shot, but seems worth a try. I will be working in Talkeetna for the spring and summer. I'll need a vehicle of...
Forum: The Rockies It's all downhill from here... 03-05-2015, 08:24 AM
Replies: 407
Views: 70,374
Posted By youngan
Excellent Welder in Boulder

Just thought I'd pass along a good resource. For years, I used Brown's Welding, in Boulder, for welding/fabrication support for my projects. Craig Brown is well-known as one of the top guys in this...
Forum: The Rockies It's all downhill from here... 03-02-2015, 07:55 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 558
Posted By youngan
Hmm....it is when I look at it....

Hmm....it is when I look at it....
Forum: The Rockies It's all downhill from here... 03-02-2015, 07:53 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 558
Posted By youngan
Yep, that's it.

Yep, that's it.
Forum: The Rockies It's all downhill from here... 03-01-2015, 06:11 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 558
Posted By youngan
OT: Snow Bike

A friend of mine is coming from England in late March for a snow sports vacation. Old injuries make it difficult for him to ski or snowboard, so he prefers to snowbike. He's got rental set up in...
Forum: The Rockies It's all downhill from here... 02-25-2015, 05:55 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 268
Posted By youngan
Because those Lifans are such torquey motors ;

Because those Lifans are such torquey motors ;
Forum: The Rockies It's all downhill from here... 02-13-2015, 09:54 PM
Replies: 245
Views: 14,327
Posted By youngan
I had stopped and walked back to help a friend...

I had stopped and walked back to help a friend who was riding my XR400. Surprisingly, the Cagiva did much better in the snow than the much lighter XR, even though they were equipped with the same...
Forum: The Rockies It's all downhill from here... 02-13-2015, 06:27 PM
Replies: 245
Views: 14,327
Posted By youngan
Yep, that's me on the Cagiva. By the way, I...

Yep, that's me on the Cagiva.
By the way, I flew over the route today to have a look at conditions. Dry on both sides, but actually a fair bit of snow across the top and down a few switchbacks on...
Forum: The Rockies It's all downhill from here... 02-12-2015, 09:55 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 446
Posted By youngan
I rode it a few days ago, and there was indeed a...

I rode it a few days ago, and there was indeed a fair bit of snow. I got through, but not without a fair bit of pushing. 68 road, on the other hand, had almost no snow, and was in good shape. Makes...
Forum: The Rockies It's all downhill from here... 02-12-2015, 05:39 PM
Replies: 245
Views: 14,327
Posted By youngan
I'm in for breakfast. What time?

I'm in for breakfast. What time?
Forum: The Rockies It's all downhill from here... 02-12-2015, 07:19 AM
Replies: 245
Views: 14,327
Posted By youngan
I won't be able to make it for Saturday night, so...

I won't be able to make it for Saturday night, so given the weather, I'll probably just ride the bike there from Boulder Satuday morning (vs trailering). I know it's kind of a random free-for-all in...
Forum: The Rockies It's all downhill from here... 02-11-2015, 07:04 AM
Replies: 245
Views: 14,327
Posted By youngan
So by snow-free, do you mean actually clear down...

So by snow-free, do you mean actually clear down to gravel? Or is it a thin layer of hardpacked snow/ice on top of gravel? Just trying to decide how to equip.

I'm a bit confused about the...
Forum: The Rockies It's all downhill from here... 01-30-2015, 06:52 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 709
Posted By youngan
Good concept, but I think I'd be a bit creeped...

Good concept, but I think I'd be a bit creeped out by my seat tapping me on the shoulder...
Forum: The Rockies It's all downhill from here... 01-25-2015, 05:25 AM
Replies: 16,379
Views: 2,603,746
Posted By youngan
PM and email sent.

PM and email sent.
Forum: The Rockies It's all downhill from here... 11-14-2014, 09:11 PM
Replies: 245
Views: 14,327
Posted By youngan
I plan to be there. Seeing as I own three...

I plan to be there. Seeing as I own three motorcycles with the model name "Elefant", it seems sacrilegious to not attend, if I can.

I'd like to build some of those chains that worked out so...
Forum: The Rockies It's all downhill from here... 11-05-2014, 02:43 PM
Replies: 407
Views: 70,374
Posted By youngan
Unfortunately, my operating certificate from the...

Unfortunately, my operating certificate from the FAA does not allow me to land anywhere besides Boulder. The idea is that I'm not allowed to transport people from one place to another; just to do...
Forum: The Rockies It's all downhill from here... 10-27-2014, 10:04 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,807
Posted By youngan
No, it had enough power to pull itself and me up...

No, it had enough power to pull itself and me up the hills, though I did have to keep the speed up in places. I put a 125cc, manual-clutch engine in it; the original 70cc would have been struggling,...
Forum: The Rockies It's all downhill from here... 10-26-2014, 06:39 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,807
Posted By youngan
A Rokon would be fun, but I don't have one.

A Rokon would be fun, but I don't have one.
Forum: The Rockies It's all downhill from here... 10-26-2014, 06:38 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,807
Posted By youngan
No, it's a Maule M-6-235. Has a 540 cubic inch...

No, it's a Maule M-6-235. Has a 540 cubic inch six-cylinder, seats four; or two plus the small motorcycle and camping gear. I base it in Boulder in the winter, and Alaska in the summer. For that...
Forum: The Rockies It's all downhill from here... 10-25-2014, 07:24 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,807
Posted By youngan
Each fun in their own way. The Honda (clone,...

Each fun in their own way. The Honda (clone, actually) is actually one of funnest bikes I've ever had, in terms of grin/giggle generation.
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