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Forum: Pacific Northwet - Where it's green. And wet. 09-27-2013, 03:35 AM
Replies: 53
Views: 3,331
Posted By jwest
I'm passionate about some things and this is one....

I'm passionate about some things and this is one.

Long before there were forums or the internet I was living for several years on my r90 and traveling many times a year between Chicago and Raleigh...
Forum: Pacific Northwet - Where it's green. And wet. 09-26-2013, 12:28 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 940
Posted By jwest
where is the show happening? i'm in seattle near...

where is the show happening? i'm in seattle near I5/Ravenna, with a safe yard but have other ideas that might work well too depending on show location.

middle fork of snoqualmie is nice area but...
Forum: GS Boxers 07-02-2013, 02:07 AM
Replies: 50
Views: 4,394
Posted By jwest
What route is this ? The US divide runs from...

What route is this ? The US divide runs from mexico to canada. Curious what you mean exactly. I am familiar with the CDT for hiking and a mountain bike race which also runs the full distance Canada...
Forum: GS Boxers 07-02-2013, 02:02 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 2,009
Posted By jwest
Unless you're an engine designer or tester, you...

Unless you're an engine designer or tester, you don't actually know what engines sold in the Us are made to run on E10. Besides, running "on" it doesn't mean optimal by any means. I have a camp...
Forum: GS Boxers 06-29-2013, 02:03 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 3,581
Posted By jwest
This will be my first "extra" thing added to the...

This will be my first "extra" thing added to the new bike! I just looked over the various options and like that you have the flood, spot, driving, and lenses too. Nice stuff.
Forum: Pacific Northwet - Where it's green. And wet. 06-27-2013, 10:22 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,210
Posted By jwest
If I have an out of state registered bike, and an...

If I have an out of state registered bike, and an out of state standard DL, can I take the WA test and get the motorcycle license in WA or does it have to all start with a new WA DL so that the...
Forum: Pacific Northwet - Where it's green. And wet. 06-26-2013, 08:00 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 551
Posted By jwest
What qualifies as "vintage" ?

What qualifies as "vintage" ?
Forum: GS Boxers 06-25-2013, 01:16 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,831
Posted By jwest
There's the thick aluminum one by ALT Rider: ...

There's the thick aluminum one by ALT Rider:

http://www.altrider.com/altrider-skid-plate-for-bmw-r-1200-gs/pcid/688-5

Folded design allows for crumple style force absorption but also tucks...
Forum: GS Boxers 06-25-2013, 12:49 AM
Replies: 81
Views: 5,523
Posted By jwest
It's more likely these "people" aren't so good at...

It's more likely these "people" aren't so good at math or accuracy of the basic information.

I've been using pure gas from several different locations in the north west in 3 different vehicles and...
Forum: The Rockies It's all downhill from here... 04-19-2013, 05:00 PM
Replies: 76
Views: 4,219
Posted By jwest
I understand what you are trying to say, however,...

I understand what you are trying to say, however, I've heard of many more people, known a few actually, who have died cycling on the roads. I've known none and never heard of someone known by a...
Forum: The Rockies It's all downhill from here... 04-19-2013, 04:36 PM
Replies: 76
Views: 4,219
Posted By jwest
The best pavement riding is of course a closed...

The best pavement riding is of course a closed circuit like VIR VA. Was lucky enough to be out there once with Cornerspeed when they got the entire venue and set the route as "Grand Course" which...
Forum: The Rockies It's all downhill from here... 04-19-2013, 04:24 PM
Replies: 76
Views: 4,219
Posted By jwest
Well, neither am I and I agree, over the past...

Well, neither am I and I agree, over the past several years the race courses have gotten ridiculously lame and easy, more about speed suited to fit road racers types who hop on knobbies.

I ride xc...
Forum: The Rockies It's all downhill from here... 04-19-2013, 02:45 PM
Replies: 76
Views: 4,219
Posted By jwest
Yes, DH is very different from XC racing/riding. ...

Yes, DH is very different from XC racing/riding. I think a lot of recreational "trail" riders (bicycles), get hurt because it's XC-like but they try terrain that is more DH-like.

I've done all...
Forum: GS Boxers 04-09-2010, 11:56 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 4,490
Posted By jwest
Most definitely - Sidi Discovery Rain for dirt...

Most definitely - Sidi Discovery Rain for dirt or Sidi Vertigo Rain for street! Worth every penny in my book after using Sidi for bicycle racing 15 years, mtn bike racing 5 years, motorcycle track...
Forum: Equipment 04-08-2010, 02:30 PM
Replies: 89
Views: 17,601
Posted By jwest
Much of what people think is black is actually a...

Much of what people think is black is actually a nice subtle dark green ...one reason I like this series 3. I was first drawn to the red suit a couple yrs back and got one but then it sort of got...
Forum: GS Boxers 04-07-2010, 04:42 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 3,732
Posted By jwest
VIR is noted by many pro racers as nearly the...

VIR is noted by many pro racers as nearly the nicest track in the US. We are lucky to be so close to it. Some are not as safe or interesting terrain or as pretty. CMP was fun but not pretty and...
Forum: GS Boxers 04-07-2010, 11:00 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 3,732
Posted By jwest
sliding ones bottom off the seat and down into...

sliding ones bottom off the seat and down into the turn will help keeps these boxers from scraping so often. sitting right on the seat only puts you nearer the lean limit at slower speeds in all the...
Forum: Ride reports 04-07-2010, 12:39 AM
Replies: 48
Views: 8,395
Posted By jwest
Assuming you mean CDT on foot, you do realize the...

Assuming you mean CDT on foot, you do realize the sweetest long trail is at your doorstep right? The AT is one you might actually survive without mobile support. Most people use drops to Post...
Forum: GS Boxers 04-06-2010, 08:10 PM
Replies: 8,177
Views: 4,153,564
Posted By jwest
I think those would have been great for me...

I think those would have been great for me today....how well are they when you are cranking pavement corners though? Good enough?

http://jwestproductions.com/direct/moto/09gs%20alpental%20bw.s.jpg
Forum: GS Boxers 04-06-2010, 09:40 AM
Replies: 95
Views: 6,063
Posted By jwest
I'm 5-11 with about 33 inseam which allows almost...

I'm 5-11 with about 33 inseam which allows almost flat foot depending on which boots. If you have a boot with more under foot, then that helps too, something like the GS/motorcross style but they...
Forum: Layin' down tracks 04-05-2010, 10:11 PM
Replies: 124
Views: 19,391
Posted By jwest
and it will be powered how? also, every time you...

and it will be powered how? also, every time you want to see something the screen will have gone off and won't be touch sensitive through the plastic and/or gloves.....i see problems but it would be...
Forum: Orange Crush 04-05-2010, 03:45 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 9,468
Posted By jwest
what about the conti escape for highway trips to...

what about the conti escape for highway trips to offroad locations?

http://www.tiresunlimited.com/images/conti_motorcycle/Conti_escape.jpg
Forum: GS Boxers 04-05-2010, 02:17 PM
Replies: 93
Views: 7,428
Posted By jwest
If a child were standing still would he have said...

If a child were standing still would he have said he thought it was a pole? People can be such turds.
Forum: GS Boxers 04-05-2010, 12:04 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 6,847
Posted By jwest
Do you recall the vin range? I'm looking at a...

Do you recall the vin range? I'm looking at a couple 09 GS/A, identical other than vin.
Forum: GS Boxers 04-05-2010, 11:38 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 2,349
Posted By jwest
No kidding, I am demo-ing an adventure and while...

No kidding, I am demo-ing an adventure and while I am amazed at how nimble it is on the twisty roads, I can barely roll it myself from the grass yard to the alleyway! I'm no weakling nor am I short....
Forum: GS Boxers 04-04-2010, 08:46 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 682
Posted By jwest
It's the torque that I think we would actually...

It's the torque that I think we would actually feel as an improvement. I do love torque. I should try googling some info.

Thanks.

Today I put 300 miles on a GSA both highway and two lane. ...
Forum: GS Boxers 04-04-2010, 12:30 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 682
Posted By jwest
Any 09 vs 10 GSA comparos?

I am looking at the 09 GS Adventure and also want to be sure there is nothing so special about the 2010 to warrant the higher cost / no discount.

I understand the main thing is the DOHC engine...
Forum: Equipment 04-04-2010, 01:24 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 2,175
Posted By jwest
if your outer bag is really big, then this might...

if your outer bag is really big, then this might work ok but if it's a normal mummy style, you will only compress out it's loft and that's what keeps you warm, as much uncompressed loft of down or...
Forum: Face plant 04-03-2010, 10:59 AM
Replies: 51
Views: 12,216
Posted By jwest
Real xc mtn bike riding would be great training...

Real xc mtn bike riding would be great training for anyone taking these heavy motorbikes out and about off pavement.
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