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Forum: Pacific Northwet - Where it's green. And wet. 05-14-2015, 09:30 AM
Replies: 9,556
Sticky: PNW Flea Market
Views: 2,498,166
Posted By taranaki
Pro Taper CR High 7/8" bar, black -- SOLD --

Bought it then realized only my forks were tweaked.


$50 local pickup or $60 shipped lower 48.
Forum: Thumpers 05-12-2015, 06:16 PM
Replies: 12,479
Views: 2,769,138
Posted By taranaki
I did that to get mine to fit in Acerbis guards....

I did that to get mine to fit in Acerbis guards. Then I imagined biffing and skewering a palm, possibly getting it stuck in the guard in the back country.


Some things are worth spending a few...
Forum: Pacific Northwet - Where it's green. And wet. 05-10-2015, 02:54 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,084
Posted By taranaki
I've bought two new bikes from them. My...

I've bought two new bikes from them. My experience with the sales staff was good and both machines were well set up. The parts guys have been decent though the store itself is a hot mess. Of the...
Forum: Pacific Northwet - Where it's green. And wet. 04-30-2015, 06:50 PM
Replies: 21,815
Views: 1,674,245
Posted By taranaki
Musta been last Thursday. :cry

Musta been last Thursday. :cry
Forum: Battle scooters 04-24-2015, 07:24 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,298
Posted By taranaki
This. I'll find a shop to properly patch it...

This.

I'll find a shop to properly patch it from the inside.




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Forum: Battle scooters 04-23-2015, 02:56 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,298
Posted By taranaki
Texarkana. After enough high octane beers I would...

Texarkana. After enough high octane beers I would probably have a good time there, but would I respect myself in the morning?

A straight up account from the road. Thanks for keeping it real.
Forum: Battle scooters 04-23-2015, 11:41 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,298
Posted By taranaki
Looks like it'll be sticky strings, then see how...

Looks like it'll be sticky strings, then see how it holds air.

I lost the OEM Hoop early on to a puncture I probably could have repaired.

Thanks for the input. I can always count on you guys.
Forum: Battle scooters 04-22-2015, 10:14 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,298
Posted By taranaki
Maxi scoot rear puncture. Patch or replace?

Low-miles Diablo on a Burgman 400. Screw entered about midway between center and shoulder. Deflated after I parked it - no sidewall damage.

Some say never patch a tubeless street tire. Others say...
Forum: Pacific Northwet - Where it's green. And wet. 04-11-2015, 11:08 AM
Replies: 9,556
Sticky: PNW Flea Market
Views: 2,498,166
Posted By taranaki
----- sold -----

----- sold -----
Forum: Pacific Northwet - Where it's green. And wet. 04-07-2015, 10:37 AM
Replies: 9,556
Sticky: PNW Flea Market
Views: 2,498,166
Posted By taranaki
Medium. I'm in St. Johns.

Medium. I'm in St. Johns.
Forum: Pacific Northwet - Where it's green. And wet. 04-06-2015, 06:21 PM
Replies: 9,556
Sticky: PNW Flea Market
Views: 2,498,166
Posted By taranaki
Enduro Engineering Universal GPS/Computer mount

Never mounted - already had the crossbar (:baldy). $20- local Portland or $25 shipped.
Forum: Pacific Northwet - Where it's green. And wet. 04-06-2015, 03:53 PM
Replies: 9,556
Sticky: PNW Flea Market
Views: 2,498,166
Posted By taranaki
Bike Bonz handguard mounts 7/8" - $35

Used. Straight with a few minor blemishes. $70 new - $35 local Portland or $40 shipped.
Forum: Pacific Northwet - Where it's green. And wet. 04-06-2015, 03:46 PM
Replies: 9,556
Sticky: PNW Flea Market
Views: 2,498,166
Posted By taranaki
AFX FX-39 Helmet, black, medium, unused

______________________


SOLD


________________________
Forum: Pacific Northwet - Where it's green. And wet. 09-01-2014, 10:21 AM
Replies: 43
Views: 4,199
Posted By taranaki
What he said. Bend has become a distant...

What he said.

Bend has become a distant suburb of Orange County. Some folks really dig Audis and Range Rovers and are happy to let an HOA pick their house color but.....

If I moved over that...
Forum: Pacific Northwet - Where it's green. And wet. 08-25-2014, 01:24 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 2,792
Posted By taranaki
+1 When I lived in Beaverton all I did was...

+1

When I lived in Beaverton all I did was sit in traffic behind eternal red lights.






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Forum: Pacific Northwet - Where it's green. And wet. 08-24-2014, 05:40 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 2,792
Posted By taranaki
Location location location. Portland can be...

Location location location.

Portland can be a "nice city", though having grown up in rural Clackamas County that's an oxymoron IMO. You've doubtless noticed a common theme among the replies "in...
Forum: Pacific Northwet - Where it's green. And wet. 08-23-2014, 01:29 PM
Replies: 5,107
Views: 398,040
Posted By taranaki
it was good seeing you again R'man, and meeting 3...

it was good seeing you again R'man, and meeting 3 other local adv'ers. We both had that "one of these things isn't like the others" look i.e. the KLX softroader among KTMs and a Beta. I was in over...
Forum: Pacific Northwet - Where it's green. And wet. 08-21-2014, 04:01 PM
Replies: 5,107
Views: 398,040
Posted By taranaki
In for Saturday at Roger's. If'n you break your...

In for Saturday at Roger's. If'n you break your fast at Coleman's maybe there for a cuppa at least.

Is a Forest Pass required to park a rig at the staging area? Will have ORV tag on the lil' KLX.
Forum: Pacific Northwet - Where it's green. And wet. 08-21-2014, 10:41 AM
Replies: 2,835
Views: 353,264
Posted By taranaki
Riding sections 1 & 2 early next month and...

Riding sections 1 & 2 early next month and thinking of stashing my pickup in Ellensburg for the slab haul back to Stevenson.

Does anyone know of a place in or nearby to stash an old truck for...
Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 07-31-2014, 05:01 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,838
Posted By taranaki
The Brewing Lair in Blairsden, between Quincy and...

The Brewing Lair in Blairsden, between Quincy and Portola on Rt. 70 is worth a stop if you're in the area. It's up in the pines - great spot to cool your boots with a tasty handcrafted pint or two....
Forum: Ride reports 07-27-2014, 08:26 AM
Replies: 351
Views: 89,687
Posted By taranaki
Note to self; buy and store a small DS in...

Note to self; buy and store a small DS in Ljubljana or?

FWIW a new CRF250L costs 4200 euros in Slovenia.

But I earn USD and that translates to over 5600. :cry

Remember when the euro was...
Forum: Pacific Northwet - Where it's green. And wet. 07-11-2014, 11:28 PM
Replies: 66
Views: 4,280
Posted By taranaki
Man, you're puttin' the miles behind you. Now I'm...

Man, you're puttin' the miles behind you. Now I'm gonna' have to do prime rib at Mary Todd's in Astoria myself.

Happy trails. You should be enjoying some magnificent weather for an Oregon coastal...
Forum: Pacific Northwet - Where it's green. And wet. 07-10-2014, 09:24 AM
Replies: 66
Views: 4,280
Posted By taranaki
Astoria on a Friday night? You're in luck! ...

Astoria on a Friday night?

You're in luck!

Prime Rib at Mary Todd's Worker's Tavern.

Located under the bridge ramp on Hwy. 101.

Let the bartender make you a Yucca :freaky.
Forum: Pacific Northwet - Where it's green. And wet. 07-08-2014, 12:44 AM
Replies: 66
Views: 4,280
Posted By taranaki
You'll do fine for a night in Newport. Should you...

You'll do fine for a night in Newport. Should you come back to Portland give a shout and I'll meet you for a cool one.

Welcome to the left coast!!


:freaky
Forum: Pacific Northwet - Where it's green. And wet. 07-07-2014, 12:27 PM
Replies: 66
Views: 4,280
Posted By taranaki
What he said. If you're hell-bent on...

What he said.


If you're hell-bent on Newport (or committed for the lodging) OK but to me it's more of a weekend with the wife/family spot. Rogue Brewing is largely forgettable - lots of image...
Forum: Pacific Northwet - Where it's green. And wet. 07-07-2014, 11:13 AM
Replies: 66
Views: 4,280
Posted By taranaki
____________________________________ "Oly...

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"Oly Peninsula... I was trying to figure out what kind of impact that would have on my riding. I was assuming a full day, but I definitely want to see as...
Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 05-17-2014, 07:57 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 903
Posted By taranaki
:nod

:nod
Forum: Pacific Northwet - Where it's green. And wet. 05-14-2014, 11:13 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 658
Posted By taranaki
There's also Greasy Spoon between around Vernonia...

There's also Greasy Spoon between around Vernonia and Clatskanie, then on to Astoria on 30.

Another option is Hwy. 26 to just past the Elderberry Inn and catching 103 North along the Nehalem...
Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 05-14-2014, 01:25 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 903
Posted By taranaki
Anyone around Pahrump, NV?

I'm thinking of moving there this time next year. Would like to get an idea of the rider base there. I ride a KLX250S - intermediate.

PM me if you will - I'll likely forget to check the thread! ...
Forum: Pacific Northwet - Where it's green. And wet. 05-14-2014, 01:18 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,277
Posted By taranaki
Too much like my old KLR but without the tarmac...

Too much like my old KLR but without the tarmac capability. I like the KLX250s for its weight and forgiving suspension/geometry. The DRZ is a fine machine, just not for me.
Forum: Pacific Northwet - Where it's green. And wet. 05-13-2014, 10:37 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,277
Posted By taranaki
I've spent time with a DRZ (KLX400). Didn't like...

I've spent time with a DRZ (KLX400). Didn't like it! :flip :huh
Forum: Pacific Northwet - Where it's green. And wet. 05-11-2014, 11:33 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,277
Posted By taranaki
Bill Blue KLX 351 kit; let's do it.

I'm ready to bite the bullet and do a Bill Blue 351 upgrade to my KLX250s. I'd rather take on the conversion with another/others. Off weekends and can travel (tiny garage - some tools).
Forum: Pacific Northwet - Where it's green. And wet. 04-11-2014, 09:08 AM
Replies: 74
Views: 4,270
Posted By taranaki
One formula; select a neighborhood with good...

One formula; select a neighborhood with good transit/walking/cycling options to work and city diversions and quick access to a freeway for getting outa' Dodge.

I'm in St. Johns and the drive to...
Forum: Thumpers 11-08-2013, 10:31 PM
Replies: 84
Views: 9,475
Posted By taranaki
2009 KLX250S. Yeah, I truck it to the ride...

2009 KLX250S.

Yeah, I truck it to the ride most of the time but it's all smiles once I get there. :nod
Forum: Ride reports 10-09-2013, 11:23 PM
Replies: 1,053
Views: 232,976
Posted By taranaki
I'm envious. I'd like to end up in Turkey when I...

I'm envious. I'd like to end up in Turkey when I can retire in about 14 months. Your report thread makes it look very appealing indeed. Keep it comin'!
Forum: Equipment 10-01-2013, 03:30 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 671
Posted By taranaki
There's beachfront and a year round creek too?

There's beachfront and a year round creek too?
Forum: Equipment 10-01-2013, 08:08 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 671
Posted By taranaki
iBOOST Spark Amplifier - worth it?

I can finagle 50% off ($40) if I act fast. '09 KLX250S with issue hot start issues - mfr claims it will help.

??
Forum: Northeast - Greater Flugistan and home of the carpet baggers. 09-30-2013, 01:09 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 2,594
Posted By taranaki
Back in the Oregon rain now. Had a very good week...

Back in the Oregon rain now. Had a very good week in Vermont, capping it off with a visit to Siptemberfest on Saturday. You have to work pretty hard at being disorganized enough to drive 1200 Vermont...
Forum: Northeast - Greater Flugistan and home of the carpet baggers. 09-17-2013, 11:13 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 2,594
Posted By taranaki
So Prohibition Pig serves Heady Topper on tap. ...

So Prohibition Pig serves Heady Topper on tap. Is The Alchemist the second place or are you holding out? :lol3 :ear
Forum: Thumpers 09-13-2013, 08:46 AM
Replies: 12,479
Views: 2,769,138
Posted By taranaki
Speaking of cables - has a hydraulic clutch...

Speaking of cables - has a hydraulic clutch system been developed for the KLX yet? I had one on the KLR - light, precise action and easy routing for bar changes.
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