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Forum: Pacific Northwet - Where it's green. And wet. 06-18-2014, 10:02 PM
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Posted By richard.bessey
Friday

Plan on leaving Friday morning
Forum: Pacific Northwet - Where it's green. And wet. 06-18-2014, 06:11 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 382
Posted By richard.bessey
Camping - North of Spokane

All,
I was hope full to get some advice on some good places to camp north of Spokane.
My plan is to do a three day/two night ride from Walla Walla to the canadian border (north of Spokane) and was...
Forum: Pacific Northwet - Where it's green. And wet. 06-16-2014, 07:43 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 463
Posted By richard.bessey
Maybe

Just rode around the tollgate area last weekend and didn't find any snow, but I am afraid if you go any higher then tollgate in the trees, you will get snowed out. That road has a couple of places...
Forum: Pacific Northwet - Where it's green. And wet. 04-28-2014, 08:57 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 2,672
Posted By richard.bessey
hhhmmm...

hhhmmm... Not sure how I feel about this. Most of the wind turbines in my local vicinity, there are not gates on most of the roads and I can ride them as much as I would like.
On the other hand, a...
Forum: Pacific Northwet - Where it's green. And wet. 04-11-2014, 09:55 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,538
Posted By richard.bessey
Where I camped

This is where I camped a couple of years ago:
https://www.google.com/maps/@45.2093513,-117.0714893,224m/data=!3m1!1e3
I would not recommend it, better to stay down in Joseph.
Forum: Pacific Northwet - Where it's green. And wet. 04-10-2014, 08:40 PM
Replies: 74
Views: 3,203
Posted By richard.bessey
Wa/or

A couple of thoughts.
Oregon, you have to pay income tax. But no sales tax.
Washington, sales tax, but no income tax. Something to think about.

For what its worth, I would do Portland over...
Forum: Pacific Northwet - Where it's green. And wet. 04-06-2014, 07:44 PM
Replies: 572
Views: 39,237
Posted By richard.bessey
Anyone know

Anyone know who owns the home made track at the corner of beet road and frog hollow road?
Forum: Pacific Northwet - Where it's green. And wet. 04-04-2014, 09:06 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,020
Posted By richard.bessey
3 X 12 guage wire

If it were me, I would run three 12 guage. Should be plenty of power, and you can plug in a power tool into an outlet and not have to worry about heating up wires.
I believe you are technically...
Forum: Pacific Northwet - Where it's green. And wet. 04-04-2014, 09:01 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 800
Posted By richard.bessey
Silicon RTV gasket

I have used Silicon RTV sealant for gaskets with no major issues. Yes, I should use real gaskets, but I get inpatient and RTV sealant is cheap and easily available at the local car parts store.
Forum: Pacific Northwet - Where it's green. And wet. 04-04-2014, 08:45 PM
Replies: 572
Views: 39,237
Posted By richard.bessey
Track style riding near Walla Walla?

Any of the locals know of any track style riding areas near Walla Walla? I have gone to Horn Rapids a couple of times, its OK, but a 45 minute drive and a bit expensive after admission and gas.
I...
Forum: Pacific Northwet - Where it's green. And wet. 02-17-2014, 06:59 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 979
Posted By richard.bessey
Riggins ID

Years ago, my brother and I did a one day trip just upriver from Riggins Idaho.
We did a one day trip with a group of 5 total.
The guide we used no longer exists but Epleys was a big outfitter in...
Forum: Pacific Northwet - Where it's green. And wet. 01-23-2014, 08:25 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 624
Posted By richard.bessey
Service Honda

I have used service honda for several years
http://www.servicehonda.com/
They are a little slow to ship parts (2 weeks typically) but prices are reasonable and customer service is pretty...
Forum: Pacific Northwet - Where it's green. And wet. 01-09-2014, 10:12 PM
Replies: 572
Views: 39,237
Posted By richard.bessey
Yes

Yes, us Walla Walla locals can be kind of quite sometimes.
We should organize a group ride sometime when its warmer
Forum: Pacific Northwet - Where it's green. And wet. 01-09-2014, 10:10 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 342
Posted By richard.bessey
PM sent

PM sent
Forum: Pacific Northwet - Where it's green. And wet. 01-09-2014, 09:57 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 882
Posted By richard.bessey
Be patient

Be patient!
We refinanced our home last year, was totally worth it.
FYI - From what I understand, the loan officers do not make much commission on refinances, so there is not much motivation for...
Forum: Pacific Northwet - Where it's green. And wet. 12-22-2013, 03:35 PM
Replies: 572
Views: 39,237
Posted By richard.bessey
Looks like a very interesting movie

Looks like a very interesting movie
Forum: Pacific Northwet - Where it's green. And wet. 12-21-2013, 05:36 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,306
Posted By richard.bessey
Rented a bike in Honolulu

I rented a Yamaha 250 in Honolulu, long story short, I was pretty disappointed. The island is only 2 miles wide, all pavement, nothing "fun" just lots of 40 mph heavey traffic. I really did not enjoy...
Forum: Pacific Northwet - Where it's green. And wet. 10-26-2013, 09:26 PM
Replies: 61
Views: 3,299
Posted By richard.bessey
Agree with everyone else

I gotta agree with what everyone else said. Liability, certifications, training, politics, etc...

I don't want to be part of an organization similar to SAR. Now, if someone gets lost in my neck of...
Forum: Pacific Northwet - Where it's green. And wet. 08-27-2013, 09:13 PM
Replies: 572
Views: 39,237
Posted By richard.bessey
Unless a grader went through recently, rutted and...

Unless a grader went through recently, rutted and dusty
Forum: Pacific Northwet - Where it's green. And wet. 07-27-2013, 02:41 PM
Replies: 57
Views: 3,455
Posted By richard.bessey
Hepner, OR - Yes Starbuck, WA - Yes

Hepner, OR - Yes
Starbuck, WA - Yes
Forum: Pacific Northwet - Where it's green. And wet. 07-13-2013, 10:12 AM
Replies: 572
Views: 39,237
Posted By richard.bessey
There are ruts, its in worse shape in going the...

There are ruts, its in worse shape in going the other direction towards Tollgate.
Any dual sport can make the trip, no problem. I might be a bit hesitant on a big V-Strom or something, but I am...
Forum: Pacific Northwet - Where it's green. And wet. 07-02-2013, 07:07 PM
Replies: 572
Views: 39,237
Posted By richard.bessey
Not bad, yes there was a handfull of mud puddles,...

Not bad, yes there was a handfull of mud puddles, but nothing bad. I scooter could make it through.
There were only a couple bad areas (If you are in a vehicle) Some of the downed trees are cut just...
Forum: Pacific Northwet - Where it's green. And wet. 06-29-2013, 08:07 PM
Replies: 572
Views: 39,237
Posted By richard.bessey
Forest Service Road #31 (Skyline road) is open

For anyone that is interested, this morning I was able to ride from the top of Tiger Canyon, to table rock, and finally down to Dayton via Skyline road (Forest Service Road #31)
Looks like someone...
Forum: Pacific Northwet - Where it's green. And wet. 06-23-2013, 09:35 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 2,430
Posted By richard.bessey
You are legal

You are legal, no argument there

I have been debating installing one of these on my big road bike, after a couple close calls.
But I have wondered, do they really help ... ???
For the time...
Forum: Pacific Northwet - Where it's green. And wet. 06-15-2013, 06:36 PM
Replies: 572
Views: 39,237
Posted By richard.bessey
Ran out of gas

My wife and I rode up the Tuccannon today. On our way back we came back via middle waitsburg rode and found this fellow rider pushing his bike down the road.
...
Forum: Pacific Northwet - Where it's green. And wet. 06-15-2013, 06:07 PM
Replies: 572
Views: 39,237
Posted By richard.bessey
According to google maps, you will save 8 miles...

According to google maps, you will save 8 miles on your trip going up Lincton Mountain road.
I would bypass Milton Freewater entirely, go down power line road to Walla Walla river road, then down to...
Forum: Pacific Northwet - Where it's green. And wet. 06-13-2013, 10:20 PM
Replies: 572
Views: 39,237
Posted By richard.bessey
My only suggestion would be to do Lincton moutain...

My only suggestion would be to do Lincton moutain road and/or basket mountain road. Basket Mountain road might be a bit muddy.
Lincton mountain road is clear, its one of my favorite roads.
Make...
Forum: Pacific Northwet - Where it's green. And wet. 06-11-2013, 05:07 PM
Replies: 572
Views: 39,237
Posted By richard.bessey
That makes me think I am royalty! Have a...

That makes me think I am royalty!

Have a great ride to Enterprise, how are you getting there? Sticking to the pavement or gravel?
Forum: Pacific Northwet - Where it's green. And wet. 06-06-2013, 10:01 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 663
Posted By richard.bessey
Powerlines

I am also curious how legal it is to follow power lines also. There are a couple in my area, they are fun to ride, most are not gated, no signs, etc... A couple of them are signed, gated, and fenced.
Forum: Pacific Northwet - Where it's green. And wet. 06-06-2013, 09:59 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,913
Posted By richard.bessey
Idaho!

I live in Washington, righ next to the Oregon border. Most of my riding is Oregon, because its really close and lots of good riding.
The bad news - Rumor is Oregon requires an Oregon ORV tag, and...
Forum: Pacific Northwet - Where it's green. And wet. 06-01-2013, 01:16 PM
Replies: 572
Views: 39,237
Posted By richard.bessey
I don't, but I am also curious. My best guess -...

I don't, but I am also curious.
My best guess - Probably not, probably still some drifts over the road in places.

Rule of thumb, usually the forest service takes the grader up early July to clear...
Forum: Pacific Northwet - Where it's green. And wet. 05-13-2013, 10:30 PM
Replies: 572
Views: 39,237
Posted By richard.bessey
I am betting Jubilee is still snowed out (At...

I am betting Jubilee is still snowed out (At least for us two wheelers) Its not uncommon to have to plow out parts of the road to Jubilee Lake for the 4th of July weekend.

My experience is if you...
Forum: Pacific Northwet - Where it's green. And wet. 04-26-2013, 08:59 PM
Replies: 572
Views: 39,237
Posted By richard.bessey
Lincton Mountain Road = Open

Got off work, jumped on the bike, and headed up Lincton Mountain road.
http://richardbessey.com/otherlinks/xt350/lincton_mountain.jpg
I was able to make it through, no problem. Only a couple pot...
Forum: Pacific Northwet - Where it's green. And wet. 04-14-2013, 07:18 PM
Replies: 572
Views: 39,237
Posted By richard.bessey
Wow!

Wow!
Did the top of tollgate have ice on the road or did it stay clear for you the entire way over Tollgate?
Forum: Pacific Northwet - Where it's green. And wet. 04-12-2013, 09:54 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 442
Posted By richard.bessey
Marc

Give a holler to a fellow ADV'er Mr. Marc Springer, and see if he can help you out
https://www.snortnboartransport.com/
Forum: Pacific Northwet - Where it's green. And wet. 04-05-2013, 05:32 PM
Replies: 572
Views: 39,237
Posted By richard.bessey
How far?

How far did you get up Government road before you hit snow? Were you able to get to the flats/power lines?
Forum: Pacific Northwet - Where it's green. And wet. 03-11-2013, 09:43 PM
Replies: 572
Views: 39,237
Posted By richard.bessey
Neat video

Neat video!

I got all of the maintenance done on all of the motorcycles, they are ready for another season (Well, except one. Shipped off an oil sample to a lab and the results came back, its not...
Forum: Pacific Northwet - Where it's green. And wet. 02-26-2013, 09:26 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 877
Posted By richard.bessey
What I do

I spray my chain about once every 1,000 miles OR everytime they are exposed to water. Crossing rivers, riding in the rain, giving the bike a bath, etc...
If I don't give it lube after getting wet, I...
Forum: Pacific Northwet - Where it's green. And wet. 02-09-2013, 07:08 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,562
Posted By richard.bessey
Its OK

Its a show that is mostly for "Chromers" as I call them (V-Twin cruisers with lots of chrome)
There is some off road, but not much. Last time I went (Several years ago) they had a siminar about dual...
Forum: Pacific Northwet - Where it's green. And wet. 02-08-2013, 06:53 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,313
Posted By richard.bessey
Keep looking

Keep looking, I have found in my area there are more motorcycles and quads listed on craigslist during the early part of Summer and late part of summer. Winter is pretty dead. Middle of the summer it...
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