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Forum: Pacific Northwet - Where it's green. And wet. 06-26-2011, 11:27 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,763
Posted By old wanderer
I live in Bonney Lake, and that is just a short...

I live in Bonney Lake, and that is just a short ride for me. (Plus it would put a smile on my ladies face to come home with a few trout. I know exactly where that bridge is that crosses the Carbon...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 06-04-2011, 08:53 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 3,524
Posted By old wanderer
Well I have crashed with both. Riding my Aprilia...

Well I have crashed with both. Riding my Aprilia CapoNord with gusto, will do that.

The hard paniers do show the cosmetic damage, (forget the plastic stock paniers, they are good for 1 good...
Forum: Pacific Northwet - Where it's green. And wet. 02-12-2011, 10:15 PM
Replies: 1,185
Views: 78,051
Posted By old wanderer
Well I have decided to forgo the BC Big Trailee...

Well I have decided to forgo the BC Big Trailee ride this year and will come south and join all you folks.

I have a son that lives just over the hill from Joseph in Richland. So will plan a visit...
Forum: Regional forums 08-02-2010, 02:19 PM
Replies: 56
Views: 5,938
Posted By old wanderer
This appears it will be my last chance to attend...

This appears it will be my last chance to attend an ride/camp-out this year. Will be coming from Seattle via the Oregon coast. Did he BC Big Trailee Ride a little over a month ago, but used motels. ...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 07-12-2010, 06:04 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 2,181
Posted By old wanderer
I got a reckless in Oregon a few years ago. I...

I got a reckless in Oregon a few years ago. I contacted an attorney that was recommended by the commercial truckers. Sent him the money, he simply discussed the case with the judge on the phone, and...
Forum: Equipment 07-10-2010, 09:28 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 627
Posted By old wanderer
Patch it. It will work fine. On my race...

Patch it. It will work fine.

On my race leathers, you know "stuff happens" and you go for a little slide. I used to keep using them until they had a hole, then send that to be patched.

However...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 07-10-2010, 09:22 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 2,993
Posted By old wanderer
Today I was with a group riding to the east of Mt...

Today I was with a group riding to the east of Mt Rainier. When we started heading back west on Hwy 410, a lot of 2 lane highway twisting along the mountain, with some double lane for passing.

A...
Forum: Pacific Northwet - Where it's green. And wet. 07-08-2010, 05:44 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 2,250
Posted By old wanderer
The BMW shop in Fife is listed as a heidenau...

The BMW shop in Fife is listed as a heidenau dealer but they do not have any in stock as of last week. I am sure they would take an order however.

As to the remarks about shops refusing to mount...
Forum: Pacific Northwet - Where it's green. And wet. 07-04-2010, 09:53 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,569
Posted By old wanderer
Last summer I was riding in the diamond lane of...

Last summer I was riding in the diamond lane of the Valley Freeway. The other 2 lanes were stop and go. 2 cars ahead of where I was riding decided he need to merge to the right, so he just stopped....
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 07-04-2010, 10:32 AM
Replies: 78
Views: 3,827
Posted By old wanderer
Absolutely the safest way to ride. I have done it...

Absolutely the safest way to ride. I have done it for over 50 years now.

About 5 years ago, when I was still in SoCal, jumped on my Aprilia Falco to head home from work. Usually I just hit the...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 07-03-2010, 11:34 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 4,336
Posted By old wanderer
In the 80's I was flying a B26 air tanker...

In the 80's I was flying a B26 air tanker dropping red mud on forest fires.

I bought a bike, and was told I had 3 months to register it. I would sometimes cruise around Billings until my pager...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 07-03-2010, 08:32 AM
Replies: 51
Views: 3,132
Posted By old wanderer
Most crashes that you have time to think about,...

Most crashes that you have time to think about, in my opinion, come from rider fixation....

An example; there is a 12" rock setting in the middle of a sandy hill that I was about to climb....
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 07-02-2010, 05:16 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 2,904
Posted By old wanderer
Well it has been a while since I have discussed...

Well it has been a while since I have discussed this...BUT someday it will get to be summer here in the PNW.

2 weeks ago I road almost 2000 miles up the BC and back plus a lot of dirt...
Forum: Equipment 06-22-2010, 09:53 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,814
Posted By old wanderer
Last week I went over to Rich's Customs seats and...

Last week I went over to Rich's Customs seats and he built me a seat for my 08 KLR. It was fitted specifically for me, with heavy duty leather to breath better.

I then road 500 miles with 2 quick...
Forum: Pacific Northwet - Where it's green. And wet. 06-22-2010, 07:05 PM
Replies: 638
Views: 53,173
Posted By old wanderer
One of the prettiest little 2 strokes I ever...

One of the prettiest little 2 strokes I ever owned was a 1967 Brigestone 350 GTO. Great candy red paint, engraved engine case. Bought it brand new in 1967 for $900. (Even had oil injection).
Forum: Pacific Northwet - Where it's green. And wet. 06-22-2010, 09:32 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 658
Posted By old wanderer
When I move here a few years ago, I had a CA...

When I move here a few years ago, I had a CA license and endorcement . Just took the vision test, and got a new license.
Forum: Canada 06-14-2010, 03:34 PM
Replies: 409
Views: 39,747
Posted By old wanderer
But I was planning on coming up 97 on Thursday...

But I was planning on coming up 97 on Thursday from south of Seattle. I'll call PacWestGS to see what he is planning now as well. We both live just a few mile apart.

In reading through the news...
Forum: Canada 06-10-2010, 06:50 PM
Replies: 409
Views: 39,747
Posted By old wanderer
I heard a rumor that there might even be some...

I heard a rumor that there might even be some sunshine this weekend. Might find out if my bike even runs anymore.
Forum: Pacific Northwet - Where it's green. And wet. 06-04-2010, 03:09 PM
Replies: 638
Views: 53,173
Posted By old wanderer
The original Beta's that were imported from...

The original Beta's that were imported from Italy, were OFF ROAD ONLY, but had a complete light mirror kit included. The next batch came in exactly the same except they had black wheels vs. silver...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 05-07-2010, 05:55 PM
Replies: 1,596
Views: 208,557
Posted By old wanderer
Many years ago, (when it was still legal), I was...

Many years ago, (when it was still legal), I was running a dry river bottom in the Mojave desert on my YZ400. I had a buddy ahead on a 250cc bike, and decided to go throw a little dirt in his face.
...
Forum: Layin' down tracks 03-15-2010, 10:39 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 921
Posted By old wanderer
I am using a Yeasu VX-8DR and a 18" NMO ant. But...

I am using a Yeasu VX-8DR and a 18" NMO ant. But want to change to a TinyTracker 4 and mobile radio in the left box with the antenna mount on the lid. This will allow me to feed data to to Zumo as...
Forum: Layin' down tracks 03-13-2010, 07:06 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 921
Posted By old wanderer
Any bikes runing APRS??

Just curious if any bikes are runing APRS. I just bought a new radio and it is configured to report my position...

So when the weather warms up check findu.com or some other program and look for...
Forum: Pacific Northwet - Where it's green. And wet. 03-12-2010, 02:27 AM
Replies: 104
Views: 5,077
Posted By old wanderer
Glad you clarified that, I was about to bring my...

Glad you clarified that, I was about to bring my Beta title to WA...it has been in OR since new....(sort have the bike on permanet loan from my son, that has never even seen the bike). Guess I will...
Forum: Equipment 03-06-2010, 09:06 AM
Replies: 48
Views: 3,419
Posted By old wanderer
A few years ago I had to be in Norther China in...

A few years ago I had to be in Norther China in Janurary....cold....I bought some local long johns that were filled with raw wool...a little scratchy, but absolutly the warmest undergarments I have...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 03-06-2010, 02:54 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 2,767
Posted By old wanderer
I had for many years a 84 V65 Sabre, If the...

I had for many years a 84 V65 Sabre, If the preload was not jacked up (you have an ajustment and air to do it) that thing would do exactly if I was agressive getting on the power in a sweeper, and...
Forum: Ride reports 03-06-2010, 12:03 AM
Replies: 1,041
Views: 217,853
Posted By old wanderer
To bad I am just now reading this thread. I flew...

To bad I am just now reading this thread. I flew into Anatalya from the USA, and had plenty of space in my bag to haul some spare parts that are even cheaper in the USA than England. I will be in...
Forum: Pacific Northwet - Where it's green. And wet. 03-01-2010, 05:26 AM
Replies: 53
Views: 2,104
Posted By old wanderer
Well it will be intresting when I go to register...

Well it will be intresting when I go to register my Beta 525 RR that has been in my sons name for the past 2 years in OR. Since it is not in any blue book, and it is a gift (since I bought the bike...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 02-26-2010, 05:00 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,547
Posted By old wanderer
I'll be 71 in 2 weeks...still ride...

I'll be 71 in 2 weeks...still ride actively....got stopped about 10 years ago in CA and asked why I did not have a motorcycle endorsement, I did even know what they were talking about.. Never had...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 02-26-2010, 04:51 PM
Replies: 127
Views: 7,330
Posted By old wanderer
The good ol days?????? Yep still remember...

The good ol days?????? Yep still remember them..:norton

1959, bought a Triump 500cc rigid frame...no helmet, no jacket, just immortal back then...sucking up 3' behind a semi, because no...
Forum: Racing 02-25-2010, 11:36 AM
Replies: 127
Views: 17,323
Posted By old wanderer
I will be in Anatalya March 1 to 11 then Istanbul...

I will be in Anatalya March 1 to 11 then Istanbul March 11 to 21 Where do these guys hang out. Would like to meet Kemal and Kutlu and buy the a brew or 2.

Great job.
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 01-31-2010, 09:30 PM
Replies: 76
Views: 8,046
Posted By old wanderer
Since I seem to have Italian fetish, I feel...

Since I seem to have Italian fetish, I feel compelled to defend my Futura. It took all about 2 hours to solve all the electrical problems on the Futura,,,has been a fast solid touring bike for the...
Forum: Canada 01-31-2010, 08:50 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,448
Posted By old wanderer
I will be at that ride, and am already an IB...

I will be at that ride, and am already an IB member, but another certificate would be nice.

Also consider IB has a border to border certificate(s). You guys might check those out.
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Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 01-27-2010, 05:32 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 2,686
Posted By old wanderer
I took my KLR with quail hunting in the desert...

I took my KLR with quail hunting in the desert twice. I have a "Leg o Mutton" gun case for my O/U shotgun,,,nobody is even away there is a gun aboard, unless you have a bit of knowledge as to what...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 01-25-2010, 09:01 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 5,287
Posted By old wanderer
Well on 2 of my bikes it is no problem at...

Well on 2 of my bikes it is no problem at all....In fact I would hardly notice it...

:evil Crazy eh...

Nope...I both my 08 KLR and my Beta 525 RR I have a Recluse clutch. so as I stop it just...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 01-25-2010, 07:54 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 2,904
Posted By old wanderer
Ok, OK, I will call them tomorrow and discuss...

Ok, OK, I will call them tomorrow and discuss doing my Beta...If I can get to where I can do something besides touch the ground while leaning the bike on one toe, Then I will go and really scare...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 01-22-2010, 05:16 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 3,383
Posted By old wanderer
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Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 01-22-2010, 09:57 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 2,402
Posted By old wanderer
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HBXIuUdsZBg ...

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HBXIuUdsZBg

Watch this video of Hayden and Biaggi. You will see them transfer from one style to the other, sometime each one is doing the opposite in the same turn. ...
Forum: Pacific Northwet - Where it's green. And wet. 01-21-2010, 05:24 PM
Replies: 68
Views: 5,430
Posted By old wanderer
What paperwork do I need to show it as a gift?? ...

What paperwork do I need to show it as a gift??

I have a Beta 525RR that I registered in my sons name in OR...it has had an OR plate for 2 years. When I asked about my registering it here in WA...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 01-20-2010, 11:15 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 2,904
Posted By old wanderer
Well this is even easier on the Beta, as I put a...

Well this is even easier on the Beta, as I put a Recluse clutch in it...so clunk it in gear, and roll on the throttle a bit...I will give it a try.

I am really surprised by the responses, as I...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 01-15-2010, 12:03 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 2,904
Posted By old wanderer
I will see if we have somebody in the Seattle...

I will see if we have somebody in the Seattle area that I can gain confidence in.
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