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Forum: Pacific Northwet - Where it's green. And wet. Yesterday, 11:12 AM
Replies: 10,423
Views: 2,160,607
Posted By WetSideRider
That bike deserves a picture on here. ...

That bike deserves a picture on here.

http://wetsiderider.smugmug.com/Other/My-Smug-Mug/i-c2Pmdf2/0/L/Vintage%20Husky-L.jpg

I would have a hard time taking that WR out for summa this
...
Forum: Pacific Northwet - Where it's green. And wet. 12-13-2014, 05:07 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 2,837
Posted By WetSideRider
On like Donkey Kong.

On like Donkey Kong.
Forum: Pacific Northwet - Where it's green. And wet. 12-13-2014, 12:24 AM
Replies: 127
Views: 4,858
Posted By WetSideRider
Interesting point. Social engineering must also...

Interesting point. Social engineering must also factor in, since car repair costs have a potential impact on a user's decision to use mass transit versue a POV. If you could manage to make roads less...
Forum: Pacific Northwet - Where it's green. And wet. 12-11-2014, 10:50 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 2,837
Posted By WetSideRider
Any of you (unemployed or retired or otherwise...

Any of you (unemployed or retired or otherwise available) guys want to ride Walker next Monday with me while I inaugurate the Freeride?

Weather looks "okay". I'd propose the weekend, but chores...
Forum: Pacific Northwet - Where it's green. And wet. 12-07-2014, 02:01 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 2,837
Posted By WetSideRider
I heard it got the TL seal of approval, too.

I heard it got the TL seal of approval, too.
Forum: Pacific Northwet - Where it's green. And wet. 12-07-2014, 11:40 AM
Replies: 47
Views: 2,837
Posted By WetSideRider
That video makes my hips hurt just watching. I...

That video makes my hips hurt just watching. I hate to think how much time I spend paddling around at Walker.

No firm ride plans yet. I can't get out tomorrow and the rest of the week looks...
Forum: Trials 12-06-2014, 10:52 PM
Replies: 126
Views: 12,608
Posted By WetSideRider
Here's one for fun. ...

Here's one for fun.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hbXewJTT_sQ

I've met all these guys, and some of you may know Gary, he has ridden the Scottish Six Days.

My conclusion, Marty needs a...
Forum: Trials 12-06-2014, 09:57 PM
Replies: 69
Views: 7,441
Posted By WetSideRider
No potential quad or bike collisions on dual and...

No potential quad or bike collisions on dual and singletrack where you live? It's probably a bit more rural than I'm used to. I get your point, though.

As for me, I'll take street tires and...
Forum: Trials 12-06-2014, 09:43 PM
Replies: 126
Views: 12,608
Posted By WetSideRider
In the great northwet, you will bend the frame...

In the great northwet, you will bend the frame rails without a real skid plate. I rode a WR125 Husky for nearly three seasons without an aluminum skid plate and only the frame rails were damaged. ...
Forum: Pacific Northwet - Where it's green. And wet. 12-06-2014, 09:30 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 2,837
Posted By WetSideRider
Pilgrim's Progress

Here's a couple. The 300 motor is way more snappy than the RT was, especially with the map switch on "hot" vs. "not hot". Surprisingly, it's easier to start than the RT, once the drill is down....
Forum: Trials 12-03-2014, 10:38 PM
Replies: 69
Views: 7,441
Posted By WetSideRider
Gnarly singletrack and a cross continental ride...

Gnarly singletrack and a cross continental ride don't really intersect in the single motorcycle spectrum, unless the rider makes massive allowances on either end.

We have become used to niche...
Forum: Pacific Northwet - Where it's green. And wet. 12-02-2014, 08:54 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 2,837
Posted By WetSideRider
Keith wised up and stayed home. Peter, Quenten,...

Keith wised up and stayed home. Peter, Quenten, his son Ben, and I tooled around a bit. The hardcore guys like Enduroguy went harder, if not further.

Top of Tooler after we exercised Peter's...
Forum: Pacific Northwet - Where it's green. And wet. 11-29-2014, 11:58 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 488
Posted By WetSideRider
Nice. Clearly worth the drive. Here's a...

Nice. Clearly worth the drive.

Here's a small bunch of us at Walker Valley yesterday. Snow is literally in the air :evil
...
Forum: Pacific Northwet - Where it's green. And wet. 11-27-2014, 10:09 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 488
Posted By WetSideRider
Post a picture or two if you go. I'll either kick...

Post a picture or two if you go. I'll either kick myself or congratulate myself.
Best wishes for a good post T-day ride.
Forum: Thumpers 11-26-2014, 10:06 AM
Replies: 43
Views: 3,220
Posted By WetSideRider
I went through this very cycle a few years back....

I went through this very cycle a few years back. I have two observations.

The 690 is a fine street bike within 100 miles a day. I first had an endure, and liked it as a street bike so much I...
Forum: Pacific Northwet - Where it's green. And wet. 11-26-2014, 09:41 AM
Replies: 47
Views: 2,837
Posted By WetSideRider
:clap

:clap
Forum: Thumpers 11-24-2014, 05:54 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,422
Posted By WetSideRider
Never hurts to ask for some compensation, the...

Never hurts to ask for some compensation, the worst they can say is no. This is true especially if you enjoy the stresses involved in negotiation. If you are, you probably got a good deal to begin...
Forum: Pacific Northwet - Where it's green. And wet. 11-20-2014, 02:55 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 2,837
Posted By WetSideRider
http://tomedison.smugmug.com/Other/Ride-15-18-11-1...

http://tomedison.smugmug.com/Other/Ride-15-18-11-19-14/i-RXNK38P/0/XL/38%20%2639%20blend_edited-1-XL.jpg

Beautiful. Thanks, Tom. Good luck next week. You make my eighth friend with a knee...
Forum: Pacific Northwet - Where it's green. And wet. 11-11-2014, 03:45 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,632
Posted By WetSideRider
I managed to pick up a cold from my 18 month old...

I managed to pick up a cold from my 18 month old grandson, so I recommend we postpone to next week to lessen the likelihood that either of you end up with it. It is not killer, but I'm not my usual...
Forum: Pacific Northwet - Where it's green. And wet. 11-10-2014, 12:51 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,632
Posted By WetSideRider
I think that would work for me, maybe the Captain...

I think that would work for me, maybe the Captain too, after his appointments (maybe 11 to 12 noon meet up there in Sedro?).

I will bring my trials bike for a little solo practice at Walker...
Forum: Pacific Northwet - Where it's green. And wet. 11-09-2014, 09:51 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,632
Posted By WetSideRider
OK. I'll stop the jokes and the whining. ...

OK. I'll stop the jokes and the whining.

I'm coming up to check on you two in person. I might sneak in a ride at Walker for an excuse. Stay tuned, maybe Wednesday, weather dependent. Late...
Forum: Pacific Northwet - Where it's green. And wet. 11-08-2014, 11:05 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,632
Posted By WetSideRider
No plans yet. We could do a Black Friday...

No plans yet.

We could do a Black Friday ride at Walker. Split into two groups, the walking wounded, and "other". Or be more politically correct and call it the "fast" and "slow" group.
Forum: Thumpers 11-05-2014, 05:57 PM
Replies: 127
Views: 10,293
Posted By WetSideRider
Too long, didn't read :evil The...

Too long, didn't read :evil

The observations in the Aussie article run counter to just about everything else I've read, though I still am curious about the shifter positioning more than anything...
Forum: Pacific Northwet - Where it's green. And wet. 11-03-2014, 11:14 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,452
Posted By WetSideRider
:rofl If you want quality personal service,...

:rofl

If you want quality personal service, it's Bill's in Salem. They know Husky inside and out, especially the Italian versions. The others mentioned are "big box" motorcycle dealers. You...
Forum: Thumpers 11-03-2014, 10:55 PM
Replies: 127
Views: 10,293
Posted By WetSideRider
Regarding the Aussie review of the 250. ...

Regarding the Aussie review of the 250.

First I had read that the foot control ergos were more trials bike oriented. This is a minus to me. I prefer to shift a trail bike without removing my foot...
Forum: Pacific Northwet - Where it's green. And wet. 11-03-2014, 04:24 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,632
Posted By WetSideRider
I can't sell it to you until it gets me to a...

I can't sell it to you until it gets me to a certain summit I missed with you this season. Might do the trick. If I make it the first summit of the day, not the second.

Nice marathon ride you...
Forum: Pacific Northwet - Where it's green. And wet. 11-03-2014, 11:24 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,632
Posted By WetSideRider
For you, I'll make an exception to my "no Walker...

For you, I'll make an exception to my "no Walker on weekends" rule. I have some new turn signals on the 250 I need to break off.
Forum: Thumpers 10-31-2014, 10:56 AM
Replies: 127
Views: 10,293
Posted By WetSideRider
I have to admire the KTM marketing plan. ...

I have to admire the KTM marketing plan.

Three years of teasing should have created some US demand. Of course, I would have bought one and sold it already if it had come out in 2011 :evil
...
Forum: Pacific Northwet - Where it's green. And wet. 10-30-2014, 11:33 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,632
Posted By WetSideRider
Physical Therapy

http://wetsiderider.smugmug.com/Other/Physical-Therapy-Rides-2014/i-7QSQcRz/1/M/Clavicle-M.jpg

Ouch!

Ten weeks of walking the dog, a couple of trials events as a spectator, and lots of ride...
Forum: Pacific Northwet - Where it's green. And wet. 09-29-2014, 11:17 PM
Replies: 275
Views: 86,146
Posted By WetSideRider
Hitch Install

I used these guys for an install of a Curt Hitch on a Toyota Venza. The work was sound, and they stand behind their product. Probably not as slick as the Toyota factory kit, though, which usually...
Forum: Pacific Northwet - Where it's green. And wet. 09-24-2014, 02:07 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 982
Posted By WetSideRider
I'd be in for that. But I share your concern,...

I'd be in for that. But I share your concern, Tony, for getting in over one's head. The key word here is "race". People will get behind in the tough stuff, and try to make up time on what they...
Forum: Pacific Northwet - Where it's green. And wet. 09-23-2014, 10:22 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 3,603
Posted By WetSideRider
Maybe they are that smart. But... ...

Maybe they are that smart. But...

http://www.nwcn.com/story/news/2014/08/18/14026500/

I think they're just smart enough to target motels in the Puget Sound area, and have had some success....
Forum: Pacific Northwet - Where it's green. And wet. 09-21-2014, 03:34 PM
Replies: 84
Views: 7,950
Posted By WetSideRider
Did you ride your 200, Tim?

Did you ride your 200, Tim?
Forum: Pacific Northwet - Where it's green. And wet. 09-19-2014, 08:27 PM
Replies: 84
Views: 23,871
Posted By WetSideRider
Trials in Acme, Washington

October 5, 2014.

These are fun to watch, and the folks are super friendly.

http://www.pugetsoundtrialers.com/UpNext/SkagitTrial2014.pdf
Forum: Trials 09-19-2014, 08:15 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 3,713
Posted By WetSideRider
You must be so conflicted about how much $ you...

You must be so conflicted about how much $ you want that you forgot to mention it :rofl

Cute little thing, BTW.
Forum: Trials 09-17-2014, 01:09 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 3,713
Posted By WetSideRider
Nice looking GG 200 on the Lewisport used page...

Nice looking GG 200 on the Lewisport used page today.
Forum: Pacific Northwet - Where it's green. And wet. 09-12-2014, 05:33 PM
Replies: 9,045
Sticky: PNW Flea Market
Views: 2,308,038
Posted By WetSideRider
2010 Husqvarna WR165

$3500, inmate price.

http://wetsiderider.smugmug.com/Other/WR125165/i-VMmSnXq/0/XL/IMG_2527-XL.jpg

About 80 hours on the bike, a WR125 with a Walt Smith 165 big bore kit.

25ish hours on...
Forum: Pacific Northwet - Where it's green. And wet. 09-11-2014, 08:52 PM
Replies: 62
Views: 2,531
Posted By WetSideRider
Congratulations, in advance. Still...

Congratulations, in advance.

Still working, too.

Are you gonna celebrate on Canyon Ridge Trail? Looks like Kwisn would need a front brake after all :rofl
Forum: Pacific Northwet - Where it's green. And wet. 09-10-2014, 10:16 PM
Replies: 84
Views: 7,950
Posted By WetSideRider
Take some pictures for us invalids. That one is...

Take some pictures for us invalids. That one is on my list if the stars ever align.
Forum: Pacific Northwet - Where it's green. And wet. 09-09-2014, 09:02 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 256
Posted By WetSideRider
Interesting read here. ...

Interesting read here.

http://www.advrider.com/forums/showthread.php?t=929097
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