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Forum: Pacific Northwet - Where it's green. And wet. 12-16-2014, 09:59 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 708
Posted By Yakima
XB12R and Multiple Chairs: Decisions, decisions...

Tonight I met up with XB12R in Zillah.
Great guy!
Some of you knew that already.
He invited me in, had the wood stove stoked, roomy garage and the Kermit chair.
Then a Joey Chair.
Then the Pico...
Forum: Pacific Northwet - Where it's green. And wet. 12-14-2014, 09:34 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 708
Posted By Yakima
My brother had an old 2002 (best Beemer ever...

My brother had an old 2002 (best Beemer ever built, I think) Does that qualify??
Forum: The Garage 12-12-2014, 12:42 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,003
Posted By Yakima
Grade 10 metric bolt source??

Here's what I need for some brake caliper work:

stainless Grade 10 (metric grade A4) socket head cap screws in M10 x 1.25

Looked everywhere I know on line. No sources in the US.
Foreign...
Forum: Pacific Northwet - Where it's green. And wet. 12-11-2014, 06:53 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 708
Posted By Yakima
I was at REI in Kennewick a few weeks ago and...

I was at REI in Kennewick a few weeks ago and tried out their chairs, including the one mentioned above.
Too low for my tired knees and hips; getting out of it was a small hassle.
After ten...
Forum: Equipment 12-11-2014, 06:25 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 332
Posted By Yakima
Brooks

I see you're in Port Angeles. I'm near Yakima.
I bought mine from a great guy in Richland. Recommended. No affiliation. Like his stuff for the vStrom.
Adventuretech.biz should get him.
Forum: Equipment 12-11-2014, 06:24 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 332
Posted By Yakima
The piece in the drawing is a mount for the final...

The piece in the drawing is a mount for the final delivery tubing near the rear sprocket.

The Tutoro reservoir and flow mechanism is NOT mounted on the swing arm. On my weeStrom it's on the frame...
Forum: Equipment 12-11-2014, 12:45 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 332
Posted By Yakima
Tutoro Oiler: save a few bucks; make your own delivery tube mounting bracket

Tutoro oilers are pretty cool. There's a v-Strom custom part maker who's got the US dealership franchise. AdventureTech. (No affiliation. I've bought from him)

Tutoro makes a really slick mount...
Forum: Pacific Northwet - Where it's green. And wet. 12-09-2014, 10:58 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 708
Posted By Yakima
Hey, thanks for the offer. When my Mom was...

Hey, thanks for the offer.
When my Mom was still living I was in Olympia quite frequently.
Don't see a trip West anytime soon. But if it occurs, may I see if I may interrupt you?

Thanks, again.
Forum: Pacific Northwet - Where it's green. And wet. 12-09-2014, 08:18 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 708
Posted By Yakima
Central WA: who has a Kermit chair I may sit in?

Debating the eternal topic. No. Not oil: Camp chairs.

Anyone in Central WA have a Kermit I may sit in/on? Want to make sure my butt can appreciate a $140 chair.

Tried a bunch of different seats...
Forum: Beasts 12-02-2014, 10:33 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,388
Posted By Yakima
I'm 5-7 28-28.5 inseam Ride an 07 Wee. ...

I'm 5-7 28-28.5 inseam
Ride an 07 Wee.
Lowered front and rear 3/4"
Had seat rebuilt and lowered another half inch or so.
Had local cobbler add 1/2 inch sole to riding boots.
Perfect.
Forum: Equipment 12-02-2014, 12:44 PM
Replies: 71
Views: 13,578
Posted By Yakima
I've used both 1 liter and 2 liter soda bottles...

I've used both 1 liter and 2 liter soda bottles to carry gas without a problem.
One bottle, with some fuel-treatment added, stayed in the garage for about 8 months. No problem.
Someone's comment...
Forum: Vendors 11-29-2014, 08:49 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 268
Posted By Yakima
VStrom custom parts and Tutoro Oilers: see Rick

Just got back home after driving to Richland WA to meet Rick Hughes of AdventureTech.biz.

GREAT guy!

Picked up my Tutoro oiler and some SS brake lines for my Wee Strom.

Rick might be here in...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 11-28-2014, 04:48 PM
Replies: 129
Views: 7,595
Posted By Yakima
I'm mostly Irish, but have some Scots blood too,...

I'm mostly Irish, but have some Scots blood too, which, anecdotally anyway, means I'm frugal.
I AM frugal, and sometimes I am just plain cheap.
I started riding six years ago, in my mid-50's....
Forum: Equipment 11-26-2014, 09:44 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,404
Posted By Yakima
And the Baofeng requires licensing/testing too,...

And the Baofeng requires licensing/testing too, right?
I'm attracted to the little Baofeng: cheap and not CB, more watts than GMRS and the other cheap walkie talkies.
Licensing: technician class...
Forum: Equipment 11-26-2014, 09:37 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 643
Posted By Yakima
No affiliation except the previous owner of my...

No affiliation except the previous owner of my bike added some of Rick's stuff, and I bought lowering links from him, but Rick at AdventureTech.biz is now the US distributor for Tutoro oilers.
I've...
Forum: Beasts 11-10-2014, 06:07 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 4,416
Posted By Yakima
Dl

Third bike for me is my 07 Wee.
I'm short with a short inseam and addressed it this way:
lowering links, 3/4 inch (maximum from what I could tell from research on the various vstrom sites)
had my...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 11-06-2014, 10:13 AM
Replies: 173
Views: 9,757
Posted By Yakima
Hough

Get the books. Read, no, study them.
I'm a relatively new rider. Have lots of miles now, but I keep reading Hough's books. His proficient books are his best.
When I can't ride due to schedule or...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 11-05-2014, 08:33 AM
Replies: 35,509
Views: 8,958,065
Posted By Yakima
Every year the carnival in my small town has a...

Every year the carnival in my small town has a raffle for a harley of some sort. I always buy a ticket--$5.00. It's for a good cause.
My wife says "you don't like harleys. Why do buy the ticket?"...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 10-28-2014, 01:20 PM
Replies: 336
Views: 15,044
Posted By Yakima
I appreciate the OP's question. I started...

I appreciate the OP's question.

I started riding about 8 years ago and took the BRC in order to get my license. I found the BRC pretty thin soup. I've talked with others who said their version of...
Forum: GPS 101 - Which GPS For Me 10-19-2014, 07:42 AM
Replies: 135
Views: 30,704
Posted By Yakima
How to waterproof a Nuvi: ...

How to waterproof a Nuvi:

http://youtu.be/s2UvIoL78Cg
Forum: Thumpers 10-18-2014, 09:12 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 832
Posted By Yakima
My first motobriiz sent oil out the air-line. The...

My first motobriiz sent oil out the air-line. The owner of the company sent me a new unit. I installed as per instructions: an easy task to do.
After over 200 miles there's been the same oil sitting...
Forum: Equipment 10-18-2014, 12:07 PM
Replies: 53
Views: 3,355
Posted By Yakima
Yes to the fisherman's gear. After that Lolo...

Yes to the fisherman's gear.
After that Lolo trip I picked up bibs and jacket, in, I think, orange and yellow (I'm a fashionista) for the frog-strangling days ahead.
So far haven't ridden with them...
Forum: Equipment 10-18-2014, 11:51 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 607
Posted By Yakima
Had tusks. Liked 'em fine. Now have...

Had tusks. Liked 'em fine.
Now have BarkBusters. Like 'em much better: mainly due to quality and finish.
Forum: Equipment 10-17-2014, 08:50 PM
Replies: 53
Views: 3,355
Posted By Yakima
Two thunderstorms heading up Lolo Pass made me...

Two thunderstorms heading up Lolo Pass made me say the same thing. "Waterproof" boots, pants and jacket? Nope.
Gloves weren't advertised as waterproof: the only honest garment of the bunch! ...
Forum: Equipment 10-15-2014, 10:33 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 2,849
Posted By Yakima
Judd Take a look at the various threads here...

Judd
Take a look at the various threads here from folks using a primer bulb to send a shot of lubricant. Simple. Clever. Use your lube of choice.

I have one of the auto oilers that I'm about to...
Forum: Equipment 10-14-2014, 03:31 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 277
Posted By Yakima
FirstGear: GREAT customer service

Bought a Warm and Safe Heat Troller, relabeled for FirstGear.
Wired according to instructions. No joy.
Wrote FirstGear. Series of emails.
Result? They're sending me a return-shipping label and...
Forum: Equipment 10-13-2014, 01:18 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 310
Posted By Yakima
Now why didn't I think of that? Thanks. I'll...

Now why didn't I think of that?
Thanks. I'll give it a go when I get home tonight.
Yak
Forum: Equipment 10-12-2014, 08:39 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 310
Posted By Yakima
FirstGear Customer Service: FANTASTIC: Heat Troller/Warm&Safe/Symtec wiring wierdness

The 'troller I bought is made by Warm and Safe and distributed by FirstGear. I wrote them about the non-functioning 'troller. Just heard they'll pay return shipping and send me a new one.
Great...
Forum: Road warriors 10-11-2014, 09:57 PM
Replies: 212
Views: 26,874
Posted By Yakima
FJR or, more rationally, a Wee Strom. Wee is...

FJR or, more rationally, a Wee Strom. Wee is wee'er: lighter.
Forum: Racing 10-02-2014, 04:31 PM
Replies: 482
Views: 55,160
Posted By Yakima
I really want this app to work. Load plugin....

I really want this app to work.
Load plugin. Ok. Loaded.
Won't work. Load plugin. Ok. Again.
Won't work.
Start Google earth, then RN. Load plugin. I do, again. Nada.
Close Chrome, try it on...
Forum: Vendors 09-23-2014, 09:44 PM
Replies: 339
Views: 43,522
Posted By Yakima
Thanks. I'll try it.

Thanks. I'll try it.
Forum: Vendors 09-22-2014, 09:18 PM
Replies: 339
Views: 43,522
Posted By Yakima
Yep. Silicone band in place. I guess I could cut...

Yep. Silicone band in place. I guess I could cut the grip puppies to expose the grip underneath but there's no way to be certain that would work.
Forum: Equipment 09-21-2014, 09:36 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,619
Posted By Yakima
Ditto; my solution

Same "problem" on my Wee Strom using the Storms.
I didn't use the included self-tapping screws. Drilled a small hole at the inside end (nearest the switch housings) and put a small bolt+washer in to...
Forum: Vendors 09-20-2014, 10:43 PM
Replies: 339
Views: 43,522
Posted By Yakima
Put mine on the bike awhile ago. Bought the bike...

Put mine on the bike awhile ago. Bought the bike with some sort of "grip puppies" or equivalent installed.
I cannot get the omni cruise to hold speed. Cranked it as tight as I can and it still...
Forum: Ride reports 09-16-2014, 11:14 PM
Replies: 107
Views: 23,792
Posted By Yakima
Splendid tale, well told. Thanks. (Has she read...

Splendid tale, well told. Thanks.
(Has she read it? It would be fun to hear her side of the story!)
Forum: Ride reports 09-13-2014, 08:28 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 2,383
Posted By Yakima
Tell us in words what you are seeing and...

Tell us in words what you are seeing and experiencing and feeling. Don't say "The mountains were beautiful." Tell us of their beauty. Don 't say "I met three guys on KTMs." Tell us what they looked...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 09-02-2014, 08:18 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 3,565
Posted By Yakima
Euro

Many European countries motor officers wear armor. UK is an easily found on Google example.
The cops there ride Hondas and BMWs. BMW patrol cars too.
Less hide-bound? Rational exceeds emotional?...
Forum: Equipment 09-01-2014, 01:09 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 6,611
Posted By Yakima
Thanks. That's all helpful and I understood most...

Thanks. That's all helpful and I understood most of it.
I need to get the license: learning for that will give me a better understanding of frequencies etc and I'll have a better idea of what I need...
Forum: Equipment 08-31-2014, 09:09 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 6,611
Posted By Yakima
Thanks Gswayne. I also have to convince my...

Thanks Gswayne.
I also have to convince my riding buddy that this is a good idea...
Forum: Equipment 08-31-2014, 09:06 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 4,918
Posted By Yakima
Impatient

Went with MCN's recommendation and ordered Fiamm's low tone only to replace the stock meep-meep horn on my Wee Strom
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