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Forum: Pacific Northwet - Where it's green. And wet. 05-29-2012, 09:51 AM
Replies: 8,498
Sticky: PNW Flea Market
Views: 2,131,127
Posted By Rabbit_Fighter
2007 DL650 V-Strom in Seattle $4750

2007 DL650 V-Strom with just under 22K miles. - $4750

Bike has been ridden almost daily since bought new, primarily for commuting, but also some adv touring.
Excellent mechanical condition and...
Forum: Pacific Northwet - Where it's green. And wet. 03-14-2012, 12:39 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,451
Posted By Rabbit_Fighter
I was fantasizing about a corner to corner ride...

I was fantasizing about a corner to corner ride on my TS185. Looking through the Benchmark Atlas, it seemed that cutting diagonally across the state would allow for a pretty large percentage of dirt.
Forum: Pacific Northwet - Where it's green. And wet. 02-04-2012, 08:47 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,090
Posted By Rabbit_Fighter
Thinking about it. I haven't ridden Walker...

Thinking about it.

I haven't ridden Walker Valley in awhile. I'm fatter and more out of shape than you and need to get back out on the pedal-bike myself.

I need you to get fit so you can help...
Forum: Pacific Northwet - Where it's green. And wet. 02-04-2012, 01:43 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,090
Posted By Rabbit_Fighter
Glad to hear you got it sorted! What are you...

Glad to hear you got it sorted!

What are you doing Sunday(tomorrow morning)?
Forum: Pacific Northwet - Where it's green. And wet. 09-28-2011, 10:02 AM
Replies: 142
Views: 12,703
Posted By Rabbit_Fighter
Still room for more? Should I be concerned...

Still room for more?

Should I be concerned about mud on this route? I'm on a DL650 with Anakee 2s, which I've taken into all kinds of nastiness, but long stretches of mud get to be a bit of a...
Forum: Pacific Northwet - Where it's green. And wet. 07-19-2011, 04:50 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 483
Posted By Rabbit_Fighter
South Navarre is another place to ride out of (at...

South Navarre is another place to ride out of (at least it used to be).

There's a lot of single track if you head up from 25 Mile Creek (where the paved road terminates on the South shore).
...
Forum: Pacific Northwet - Where it's green. And wet. 07-05-2011, 10:13 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 943
Posted By Rabbit_Fighter
This shop did my tires last time. Quick and...

This shop did my tires last time. Quick and professional.

http://www.seattlecycleservice.com/
Forum: Pacific Northwet - Where it's green. And wet. 07-04-2011, 07:50 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,511
Posted By Rabbit_Fighter
That place in Northwoods was open last summer,...

That place in Northwoods was open last summer, but with all the roads snowed in down there I have no idea now. The gas pump is still there, but since I've never actually seen anybody use it, I've...
Forum: Pacific Northwet - Where it's green. And wet. 06-29-2011, 09:03 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,248
Posted By Rabbit_Fighter
OUCH! So sorry to hear about his accident. Glad...

OUCH! So sorry to hear about his accident. Glad to hear that his recovery prospects look so good.
Forum: Pacific Northwet - Where it's green. And wet. 06-23-2011, 03:34 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 2,394
Posted By Rabbit_Fighter
I generally pride myself on pushing the V-Strom...

I generally pride myself on pushing the V-Strom to its limits, but this ride exceeded them (with me in the seat, anyway). causef0rconcern's DR was the perfect tool for the trip, but you are only as...
Forum: Vendors 05-09-2011, 09:57 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,781
Posted By Rabbit_Fighter
Can you provide some details on this? Cost? ...

Can you provide some details on this?

Cost?
Spaces available?

Anything else that might help an interested party decide?
Forum: Pacific Northwet - Where it's green. And wet. 10-05-2010, 03:39 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,657
Posted By Rabbit_Fighter
I'm in Seattle, so weather is relatively mild. I...

I'm in Seattle, so weather is relatively mild. I haven't had a car available for commuting for 3 years, and I don't mind it one bit. As long as there is no snow or ice on the ground, heated grips...
Forum: Layin' down tracks 10-03-2010, 03:33 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 50,763
Posted By Rabbit_Fighter
NEVERMIND - Found a work around. Go to...

NEVERMIND - Found a work around.

Go to Device Manager (right click on My Computer and then click on "Manage" then select eh Device Manager under System Tools). Disable the Garmin Driver, then...
Forum: Layin' down tracks 10-03-2010, 03:15 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 50,763
Posted By Rabbit_Fighter
Resurecting this thread: I have had no...

Resurecting this thread:

I have had no trouble getting Mapsource running in VM, but I can't connect my 60CS. The first time I plugged it in, the XP machine recognized the device and installed a...
Forum: Pacific Northwet - Where it's green. And wet. 10-02-2010, 09:28 PM
Replies: 113
Views: 8,931
Posted By Rabbit_Fighter
Beautiful! I did that ride in reverse when I...

Beautiful!

I did that ride in reverse when I was 12 (riding out of South Navarre, but coming back via Foggy Dew after a trip into Cub Lake). Seeing your pics makes me really anxious to get back...
Forum: Beasts 07-26-2010, 05:59 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 3,668
Posted By Rabbit_Fighter
I said it was easy . . . . I didn't say we aren't...

I said it was easy . . . . I didn't say we aren't macho!
Forum: Beasts 07-26-2010, 03:05 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 3,668
Posted By Rabbit_Fighter
My '78 KZ1000 has a kickstart, and it is...

My '78 KZ1000 has a kickstart, and it is unbelievably easy to start that way. I bet those early Goldwings (in good running condition) are easy to kickstart as well.

Way easier than a big single.
Forum: Beasts 07-26-2010, 11:50 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 8,554
Posted By Rabbit_Fighter
How would you say they compare with regard to...

How would you say they compare with regard to dirt/gravel grip? I realize that none of these tires are going to be great off road, but I would at the very least like to have something as competent...
Forum: Beasts 07-26-2010, 11:34 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 8,554
Posted By Rabbit_Fighter
This is a great comparison, and in many regards...

This is a great comparison, and in many regards very thorough, however, why did they not add anything with regards to non-pavement handling? I'm very tempted by the Conti Trail attacks, however, I'm...
Forum: Pacific Northwet - Where it's green. And wet. 05-06-2010, 03:15 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 3,148
Posted By Rabbit_Fighter
Get yourself one of these: ...

Get yourself one of these:

http://amzn.com/0929591984
Forum: Old's Cool 04-13-2010, 05:49 PM
Replies: 129
Views: 32,032
Posted By Rabbit_Fighter
My '78 KZ1000. Not sure if I'll every bring...

My '78 KZ1000. Not sure if I'll every bring myself to sell it.


http://lh6.ggpht.com/_huSUGe588GI/RpCCYsXnWPI/AAAAAAAAAUg/B71t36agqBY/s800/IMG_2815.JPG

This is what it looked like when I...
Forum: Pacific Northwet - Where it's green. And wet. 03-10-2010, 04:28 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 841
Posted By Rabbit_Fighter
What is snow level like around Stampede?

What is snow level like around Stampede?
Forum: Pacific Northwet - Where it's green. And wet. 03-10-2010, 01:28 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 841
Posted By Rabbit_Fighter
Hey Jersey! Get yourself one of these: ...

Hey Jersey!

Get yourself one of these:

http://www.amazon.com/Benchmark-Washington-Road-Recreation-Atlas/dp/0929591984/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&s=books&qid=1268256415&sr=8-1

If you see Yogi before...
Forum: Beasts 02-26-2010, 09:40 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 922
Posted By Rabbit_Fighter
In retrospect, I wish I had gotten the Hepco and...

In retrospect, I wish I had gotten the Hepco and Becker bars. Those look much stronger. I have Givi bars on the DL650 and I managed to bend the left bar inward quite a bit. I took a couple spills,...
Forum: Pacific Northwet - Where it's green. And wet. 02-25-2010, 12:01 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,110
Posted By Rabbit_Fighter
I was in the group that lost the Versys and the...

I was in the group that lost the Versys and the Guzzi. Both riders are okay, though the Versys rider came away with a pretty banged up knee. I had to get go fetch a car to drive him back to town.
...
Forum: Pacific Northwet - Where it's green. And wet. 07-29-2009, 10:06 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 593
Posted By Rabbit_Fighter
General tip: go to maps.google.com and focus in...

General tip: go to maps.google.com and focus in on a general area that you are looking for (manually, or by search). Then type "Gas Station" in the search bar, and it will show you gas stations on...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 07-24-2009, 02:24 PM
Replies: 1,148
Views: 98,979
Posted By Rabbit_Fighter
1969 BSA A65 Lightning in 2001. I was afraid...

1969 BSA A65 Lightning in 2001. I was afraid they'd send me away, because the baffles were completely rusted out (LOUD!!!).
...
Forum: Beasts 06-02-2009, 02:05 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 701
Posted By Rabbit_Fighter
I had to replace mine with the first set of...

I had to replace mine with the first set of tires. I thought it seemed weird, but also remembered back when some other ADVers commented on my brake light always being on. I thought maybe I had been...
Forum: Pacific Northwet - Where it's green. And wet. 04-30-2009, 03:48 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 2,056
Posted By Rabbit_Fighter
I take that on-ramp frequently, and actually saw...

I take that on-ramp frequently, and actually saw you yesterday. I came by on a blue Wee-Strom as you were walking back across the street. I had been stuck at a light for quite awhile and could see...
Forum: Beasts 04-20-2009, 02:24 PM
Replies: 124
Views: 8,554
Posted By Rabbit_Fighter
Local Suzuki dealer here is totally cool with...

Local Suzuki dealer here is totally cool with test rides with minimal hassle. I think they are smart enough to know that a test ride can turn into a sale very quickly. I understand how expensive it...
Forum: Beasts 04-10-2009, 04:10 PM
Replies: 124
Views: 8,554
Posted By Rabbit_Fighter
I'm just amazed that this thread made two full...

I'm just amazed that this thread made two full pages without anybody getting snarky about the search feature!

I got a big kick out of ricohman's list . . . very funny. I love my steaks rare, my...
Forum: Pacific Northwet - Where it's green. And wet. 04-06-2009, 04:57 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 555
Posted By Rabbit_Fighter
Looks nice. How far up 62 did you make it?

Looks nice. How far up 62 did you make it?
Forum: The Rockies It's all downhill from here... 04-01-2009, 11:01 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 868
Posted By Rabbit_Fighter
Looks fantastic. Damn jealous of the weather...

Looks fantastic. Damn jealous of the weather you're having down there.
Forum: Layin' down tracks 03-30-2009, 04:21 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,040
Posted By Rabbit_Fighter
Thanks Charlie - I got the mapsource loaded, and...

Thanks Charlie - I got the mapsource loaded, and am looking into maps. The old version of Metroguide seems like a good way to go. Have you found it to be pretty thorough with regards to dirt roads?...
Forum: Vendors 03-26-2009, 01:37 PM
Replies: 88
Views: 2,841
Posted By Rabbit_Fighter
I've come down with a nasty cold this week. I...

I've come down with a nasty cold this week. I don't think I'll be making it out.

Have a great time and stay dry!
Forum: Layin' down tracks 03-25-2009, 08:33 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,040
Posted By Rabbit_Fighter
Thanks all. I'll check these options out. ...

Thanks all. I'll check these options out.

My primary concern is road maps. I'm usually fine relying on paper maps, but FS roads are often unmarked and there are usually more roads out there than...
Forum: Layin' down tracks 03-25-2009, 04:36 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,040
Posted By Rabbit_Fighter
Free Options for 60Csx?

A friend loaned me a Garmin 60Csx that I have played around with a bit. I haven't bothered to use it much, because it only has basemaps and anything paved I usually don't need assistance with.
...
Forum: Beasts 03-24-2009, 10:10 AM
Replies: 66
Views: 11,264
Posted By Rabbit_Fighter
"Parking the bike" isn't exactly what I...

"Parking the bike" isn't exactly what I described. I check my mirrors (if a car is coming, they'll take care of the light), shift, tap the stand down for a second, shift and wait. I didn't mean to...
Forum: Beasts 03-23-2009, 08:52 AM
Replies: 66
Views: 11,264
Posted By Rabbit_Fighter
My V-Strom came with a really cool accessory. It...

My V-Strom came with a really cool accessory. It is a short piece of steel, on a spring loaded hinge. At traffic lights, I lower this device and set it against the pavement for a few seconds. I...
Forum: Beasts 03-20-2009, 12:46 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 2,643
Posted By Rabbit_Fighter
A friend of mine rides a Sprint 1050. Not the...

A friend of mine rides a Sprint 1050. Not the same bike, but close enough to make a point.


He invites me to ride with him, and I go everywhere he goes. I have no trouble keeping up.
I...
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