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Forum: Pacific Northwet - Where it's green. And wet. 11-18-2014, 10:24 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 502
Posted By camerone
Welcome to the PNW. I used to spend all my...

Welcome to the PNW. I used to spend all my summer weekends playing down on the 717 system, or out near Idaho Springs/Georgetown when I lived out there. There's nothing like it here... Colorado has...
Forum: Hacks 09-27-2014, 06:28 PM
Replies: 1,171
Views: 317,040
Posted By camerone
First ride...

Well...we just adopted a 6 year old terrier mix last week from the local Humane Society out here in Seattle. We called him Norton (seems like sacrilege to put an English-named dog in a German...
Forum: Pacific Northwet - Where it's green. And wet. 06-16-2014, 10:28 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 960
Posted By camerone
I don't know about some areas, but on the...

I don't know about some areas, but on the Eastside, I've had a lot of success just emailing Bellevue or Redmond's streets department when I come across these sensors not picking up the bike. They've...
Forum: Pacific Northwet - Where it's green. And wet. 06-16-2014, 10:17 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,159
Posted By camerone
I'll be there Fri/Sat, hanging around and...

I'll be there Fri/Sat, hanging around and wandering while my girlfriend works the ExOfficio clothing booth (she works in their the corporate office.) The sidecar "prop" by the booth will be...
Forum: Airheads 05-12-2014, 03:24 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 586
Posted By camerone
Racks seem to be the hard part; have you...

Racks seem to be the hard part; have you considered adapting a common panier frame? Hepco Becker used to make one for the R75/6. Don't honestly know if you could find one and it would fit the /5...
Forum: Hacks 05-07-2014, 09:49 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,264
Posted By camerone
I talked to them a while back when looking for a...

I talked to them a while back when looking for a chair to add to my old R69. Super nice folks, very helpful, great communication.

I ended up finding a suitable Steib to tow, but I seriously...
Forum: Hacks 05-02-2014, 04:21 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,621
Posted By camerone
Here's the national schedule and/or info links:...

Here's the national schedule and/or info links: http://evergreenmotorcycletraining.org/sidecar-training/step-national-schedule-training-locations

Don't see Indiana, but maybe one close enough to...
Forum: Hacks 04-25-2014, 12:10 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,621
Posted By camerone
I think it might have been, but if that was an...

I think it might have been, but if that was an '05, it hasn't aged well, despite the low miles and usage a class puts on it...

Funny enough, or maybe surprisingly, the Ural actually ran better...
Forum: Hacks 04-24-2014, 12:18 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,621
Posted By camerone
One more point - ride _everything_. They have an...

One more point - ride _everything_. They have an amazingly crappy old Ural, which is way different from the little 350s with god-knows-what-hacks on them, they have a Can-Am Spyder, and they have a...
Forum: Airheads 02-21-2014, 11:25 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 2,709
Posted By camerone
I use an ultrasonic cleaner a lot for rebuilding...

I use an ultrasonic cleaner a lot for rebuilding my scuba regs and dive gear, which gets pretty cruddy from all the salt water and heavy use. I'm too anal to trust the dive shop monkeys to do a good...
Forum: Hacks 02-06-2014, 04:31 PM
Replies: 3,819
Views: 650,818
Posted By camerone
Not mine (mine's prettier!): 1958 BMW R/50...

Not mine (mine's prettier!):

1958 BMW R/50 with matching Ural sidecar included:

http://seattle.craigslist.org/tac/mcy/4318190418.html

I'm willing to bet the slingers have never been done,...
Forum: Hacks 12-17-2013, 08:51 AM
Replies: 107
Views: 9,023
Posted By camerone
Well, I'm glad I took the STEP class before I...

Well, I'm glad I took the STEP class before I rode my rig the first time. I learned a lot (and I was riding two wheels for almost 20 years). It was worth the hassle of finding a class and every...
Forum: Pacific Northwet - Where it's green. And wet. 11-01-2013, 11:53 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 872
Posted By camerone
I think you're looking for the green-on-white...

I think you're looking for the green-on-white version, which started out in '77, right? Just to separate it out from the green background, white lettering which is more common.

For those curious,...
Forum: Airheads 08-30-2013, 10:43 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,883
Posted By camerone
Very pretty bike! Who did the restoration work...

Very pretty bike! Who did the restoration work on it?

I PM'd you; have a spare NOS Denfeld "tractor" style seat for the back that's correct for fittment on the luggage rack that you have. I...
Forum: Hacks 07-05-2013, 12:08 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 902
Posted By camerone
Thanks for the suggestions. I rode it solo for...

Thanks for the suggestions. I rode it solo for the last year, so brakes are good, and the bearings in the steering head are new. She's tip top in that regard. I'll get it sorted... :)
Forum: Hacks 07-03-2013, 11:00 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 902
Posted By camerone
Yes and no. I didn't do the restoration on it...

Yes and no. I didn't do the restoration on it myself, but it did get a complete restoration. The guy I bought it from found it rotting and did it over a period of two years, with considerable help...
Forum: Hacks 07-02-2013, 03:18 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 902
Posted By camerone
My (not-so-new) baby...

Over the weekend, I finally finished putting together my baby... it still needs a lot of work - and I could definitely use some educated help with it - but it is together and drives. Turns out that...
Forum: Pacific Northwet - Where it's green. And wet. 06-28-2013, 10:56 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 696
Posted By camerone
I started with a Chatterbox GMRS X1 - liked all...

I started with a Chatterbox GMRS X1 - liked all it had to offer - FRS/GMRS radio (good for talking with friends in cagers), both headset and ADP bluetooth profiles, and aux inputs, which I usually...
Forum: Pacific Northwet - Where it's green. And wet. 06-21-2013, 03:04 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,016
Posted By camerone
Nah - they've outsourced testing to the...

Nah - they've outsourced testing to the instruction schools on it. At that point, you're better off taking the class (it's good anyway...thought it was way more fun than MSF Basic 15+ years ago)
...
Forum: Airheads 05-11-2013, 11:46 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 665
Posted By camerone
Love mine ('60 R69). Parts are stupid expensive...

Love mine ('60 R69). Parts are stupid expensive for things that shouldn't be - like the high beam switch, and perfectly reasonable or even surprisingly cheap for others - like the sidecar mount...
Forum: Pacific Northwet - Where it's green. And wet. 03-29-2013, 11:30 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 697
Posted By camerone
Neah Bay is a full day ride. I know Google Maps...

Neah Bay is a full day ride. I know Google Maps will tell you about 4.5 hours (ferry notwithstanding, or about 5 hours if you go around the south side and up the coast.) However, 101 is a slow...
Forum: Airheads 03-04-2013, 06:25 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,929
Posted By camerone
Been toying with riding down from Seattle......

Been toying with riding down from Seattle... depends on whether I get the LS200 chair bolted to the R69, and how well she's running... It's so close that it would seem a shame to miss it.
Forum: Airheads 11-09-2012, 05:23 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,244
Posted By camerone
Appears to be the same as my /2 headlight ring. ...

Appears to be the same as my /2 headlight ring. That tab on the /2 hooks over a post on the bucket and is secured with a small sheet metal screw which holds the whole assembly together. This is...
Forum: The Rockies It's all downhill from here... 07-20-2011, 10:30 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 606
Posted By camerone
...and a shot of the carnage. Notice the...

...and a shot of the carnage. Notice the band-aids skillfully employed to keep the wires from shorting out :) Unfortunately, the BMW doc said that despite keeping it covered, it wouldn't heal on...
Forum: The Rockies It's all downhill from here... 07-20-2011, 10:29 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 606
Posted By camerone
McClellan Mountain

Managed to get all the way up McClellan Mountain today; trail was in good shape, except for the top, which still has a large snowdrift across it. It won't be passable in a four-wheeled vehicle, but...
Forum: The Rockies It's all downhill from here... 07-10-2011, 12:35 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 688
Posted By camerone
+1 for plentiful, well roasted shots of espresso...

+1 for plentiful, well roasted shots of espresso along with the pastries.

I thought Peter told me he sold the KLR though, when I was up there a couple weeks ago. (No matter - they're very biker...
Forum: The Rockies It's all downhill from here... 06-23-2011, 05:08 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,172
Posted By camerone
Rode it a few weeks ago. Some minor construction...

Rode it a few weeks ago. Some minor construction in the middle, but a very nice ride, other than weekend idiots in cars who can't drive anything close to the speed limit and screw up your lines in...
Forum: The Rockies It's all downhill from here... 06-06-2011, 12:25 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 470
Posted By camerone
While we're on this area: I tried to go up...

While we're on this area: I tried to go up Cascade Creek Road this weekend...not going to connect up with Saxon Mt., but rather to come out over around the Lamartine mine area. Let's just say I got...
Forum: The Rockies It's all downhill from here... 05-23-2011, 11:15 AM
Replies: 75
Views: 4,608
Posted By camerone
Outstanding. Not cheap, but excellent. ...

Outstanding. Not cheap, but excellent.

Frankly, after moving "inland" from the West Coast, it's one of the few places I have found here worth eating out at...
Forum: The Rockies It's all downhill from here... 05-07-2011, 04:12 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 948
Posted By camerone
Zipped through the area today... after working...

Zipped through the area today... after working down on CO-67 to Deckers and Woodland park, we came up from US-24 and rode CO-77 to Jefferson with a buddy of mine. He had some pretty lousy street...
Forum: The Rockies It's all downhill from here... 02-07-2011, 09:02 AM
Replies: 3,023
Views: 190,648
Posted By camerone
It was insanely slow, and I wasn't really...

It was insanely slow, and I wasn't really impressed with the food. The Shack is much better in that neck of the woods.
Forum: The Rockies It's all downhill from here... 12-08-2010, 08:34 AM
Replies: 3,023
Views: 190,648
Posted By camerone
Tentative for tonight; have to see how the day...

Tentative for tonight; have to see how the day goes. At least I'm in town :)
Forum: The Rockies It's all downhill from here... 11-04-2010, 01:57 PM
Replies: 3,023
Views: 190,648
Posted By camerone
Looked like you were enjoying them...definitely a...

Looked like you were enjoying them...definitely a lot of food for $7. The green chili wasn't half bad, either... good folks and fun...
Forum: The Rockies It's all downhill from here... 11-03-2010, 09:15 AM
Replies: 3,023
Views: 190,648
Posted By camerone
I'll drop in tonight again. It's good to...

I'll drop in tonight again. It's good to actually be in town for a stretch...
Forum: The Rockies It's all downhill from here... 10-27-2010, 09:04 AM
Replies: 3,023
Views: 190,648
Posted By camerone
I'm in for the Shack; it's right around the...

I'm in for the Shack; it's right around the corner from the office :)
Forum: The Rockies It's all downhill from here... 10-07-2010, 09:00 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,785
Posted By camerone
Ditto on Trail Creek Road - nice ride with a LOT...

Ditto on Trail Creek Road - nice ride with a LOT of spurs. Navigation is a little tricky on sections, and it's washed out pretty good in a few bits.

Trailwings make it squirrely - I nearly lost...
Forum: The Rockies It's all downhill from here... 10-05-2010, 08:14 PM
Replies: 3,023
Views: 190,648
Posted By camerone
I'm in. Holy cow, I'm actually back in Denver...

I'm in. Holy cow, I'm actually back in Denver for once on a Wednesday...
Forum: The Rockies It's all downhill from here... 09-17-2010, 12:27 AM
Replies: 94
Views: 5,530
Posted By camerone
Actually, the Denver PD will just beat you first...

Actually, the Denver PD will just beat you first and then somehow weasel out of getting fired when the footage airs on channel 9, but I digress...

That 50mph offramp is such total BS that it's...
Forum: The Rockies It's all downhill from here... 09-15-2010, 07:52 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 623
Posted By camerone
If it doesn't pan out, LMK. I can do the weekend...

If it doesn't pan out, LMK. I can do the weekend after, but I'm out of town on business this week and part of next
Forum: The Rockies It's all downhill from here... 09-06-2010, 11:42 AM
Replies: 107
Views: 7,199
Posted By camerone
Big thanks for hosting! I had a great time and...

Big thanks for hosting! I had a great time and enjoyed everything...the ride up there, the spectacular views, killer food, and great company. 'Twas nice to meet some new folks, too!
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