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Forum: Pacific Northwet - Where it's green. And wet. 08-22-2014, 09:01 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 681
Posted By WeeMcD
I sure miss riding up there with you two. Glad to...

I sure miss riding up there with you two. Glad to see that the logging trucks haven't knocked you off a cliff. I don't believe that there are any legal loop routes. There are some that cross private...
Forum: Ride reports 08-15-2014, 11:28 AM
Replies: 309
Views: 41,212
Posted By WeeMcD
Oh no, a broken steed is a sad state of affairs....

Oh no, a broken steed is a sad state of affairs. You're on a grand trip and grand failures can happen. Glad to hear that you have a solution. Good luck on the repairs and hope you get back on the...
Forum: Pacific Northwet - Where it's green. And wet. 07-14-2014, 03:53 PM
Replies: 2,509
Views: 268,036
Posted By WeeMcD
Looks like you're having a great trip!

Looks like you're having a great trip!
Forum: Beasts 07-14-2014, 09:46 AM
Replies: 9,125
Views: 3,538,266
Posted By WeeMcD
Every state has one...:ear

Every state has one...:ear
Forum: Ride reports 06-27-2014, 08:53 AM
Replies: 309
Views: 41,212
Posted By WeeMcD
This is going to be good. Color me green with...

This is going to be good. Color me green with envy. Wish that I was taking this trip. Can't wait to see the reports. Does this mean that you won't be at the Rider for Health Scavenger Hunt this year?
Forum: Beasts 06-25-2014, 09:20 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,467
Posted By WeeMcD
Hoebster's paint is pretty decent. I also don't...

Hoebster's paint is pretty decent. I also don't think he has made the trip to the other coast lately.
Forum: Pacific Northwet - Where it's green. And wet. 06-24-2014, 09:29 AM
Replies: 9,720
Views: 2,043,450
Posted By WeeMcD
I also saw this on the side of the road. It...

I also saw this on the side of the road. It seemed to be a creature of its environment. It fit in very well. Then again, I could also fit in there. Now all I need is a good mower to get around on. If...
Forum: Beasts 06-24-2014, 08:54 AM
Replies: 9,125
Views: 3,538,266
Posted By WeeMcD
Sketchy bridges are a favorite place of mine for...

Sketchy bridges are a favorite place of mine for photos. This one is right up there.:clap
Forum: Beasts 06-24-2014, 08:53 AM
Replies: 9,125
Views: 3,538,266
Posted By WeeMcD
Really wish that I could make it. Too much in the...

Really wish that I could make it. Too much in the way with moving, family visiting and such. The good news is the new place has a garage where I can do some much needed prep work on the bikes for...
Forum: Beasts 06-23-2014, 10:38 AM
Replies: 9,125
Views: 3,538,266
Posted By WeeMcD
Quick day trip into Mt. Baker Snoqualmie National Forest

Here are a few shots from a ride yesterday in the Mt. Baker Snoqualmie National Forest. This is the first dirt run on the new (to me) 2012 V-Strom 650. It performed admirably and it is time to get...
Forum: Pacific Northwet - Where it's green. And wet. 05-28-2014, 01:24 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 1,409
Posted By WeeMcD
I moved to Mt Vernon from Minnesota. It is a...

I moved to Mt Vernon from Minnesota. It is a great little town with lots of great microbrews and a handful of decent restaurants. The big issue with Skagit and Whatcom counties is the lack of...
Forum: Pacific Northwet - Where it's green. And wet. 04-10-2014, 06:35 AM
Replies: 8,648
Sticky: PNW Flea Market
Views: 2,172,955
Posted By WeeMcD
I ha e a stock vstrom shield. Yours for $40. ...

I ha e a stock vstrom shield. Yours for $40.

Sent from my ALCATEL ONE TOUCH Fierce using Tapatalk
Forum: Pacific Northwet - Where it's green. And wet. 04-09-2014, 02:45 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 596
Posted By WeeMcD
You guys are making me miss Skagit Valley. The DR...

You guys are making me miss Skagit Valley. The DR is getting a rebuild. Will be tooling around up there in a few weeks.
Forum: Pacific Northwet - Where it's green. And wet. 02-17-2014, 01:47 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 618
Posted By WeeMcD
WA and BC Loop

The sggestions for the Washington side are spot on. I was pressed for time and made this loop with one overnight stay. Here's the write up, phootos and tracks...
Forum: Pacific Northwet - Where it's green. And wet. 01-04-2014, 12:16 PM
Replies: 69
Views: 4,774
Posted By WeeMcD
After such a sincere thread posting and apology,...

After such a sincere thread posting and apology, I'd ride with you any time... in an open area of course!:evil
Forum: Pacific Northwet - Where it's green. And wet. 01-04-2014, 11:46 AM
Replies: 56
Views: 5,304
Posted By WeeMcD
This is an example of how special relationships...

This is an example of how special relationships are that are created from the joint interest in motorcycling.
Forum: Pacific Northwet - Where it's green. And wet. 12-20-2013, 03:23 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 638
Posted By WeeMcD
Yeah, those are good ones! There's a theme here,...

Yeah, those are good ones! There's a theme here, besides snow. I just can't seem to put my finger on it. Something familiar to me... hmm.:D Damnit I miss Skagit County.
Forum: Pacific Northwet - Where it's green. And wet. 12-20-2013, 10:37 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 638
Posted By WeeMcD
Let it snow, let it snow, let it snow

The weather guy on one of the TV stations this morning actually said, "It's so cold outside. It is freezing." Yes, it was 30 degrees. That is freezing. Thanks for that Captain Obvious.

In honor...
Forum: Beasts 11-20-2013, 05:38 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,007
Posted By WeeMcD
Those certainly are purdy, but hot damn that's a...

Those certainly are purdy, but hot damn that's a lot of money on a v-strom with 55k on the odometer. :D I've been floating the idea of throwing a tube in as a plan C. Plan A: I hit it a few more...
Forum: Beasts 11-19-2013, 09:19 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,007
Posted By WeeMcD
Thanks. I've enjoyed your articles over the...

Thanks. I've enjoyed your articles over the years. Someday writting gigs will be frequent enough to make a living at it.
Forum: Beasts 11-19-2013, 08:41 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,007
Posted By WeeMcD
Thanks for the great suggestions. The rim isn't...

Thanks for the great suggestions. The rim isn't too bad. After my attempts with hammers, it still has a slow leak. Used rims do seem to be hard to find. I'll look into the suggestions for fixing it...
Forum: Beasts 11-18-2013, 06:42 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,007
Posted By WeeMcD
Vstrom Front Wheel

I'm looking for a front rim for a 2007 DL 650. Mine bent after some exuberant fire service road exploration. It would be nice if it was here in the PNW so we don't have to hassle with shipping such a...
Forum: Pacific Northwet - Where it's green. And wet. 10-24-2013, 01:58 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 2,143
Posted By WeeMcD
I'm on board for this. Email sent.

I'm on board for this. Email sent.
Forum: Pacific Northwet - Where it's green. And wet. 10-19-2013, 08:08 AM
Replies: 122
Views: 6,019
Posted By WeeMcD
I'll sometimes pull up with my front wheel at the...

I'll sometimes pull up with my front wheel at the other rider's rear wheel and over to the left or right, depending on where they stopped. This shows my intention to not pass, etc. This saves space...
Forum: Pacific Northwet - Where it's green. And wet. 10-19-2013, 07:54 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 839
Posted By WeeMcD
Missing the area and rides. It's so hard to get...

Missing the area and rides. It's so hard to get out and find a decent ride close to home in Seattle.
Forum: Thumpers 09-16-2013, 04:52 PM
Replies: 25,834
Views: 3,105,158
Posted By WeeMcD
No compression

Bike worked great when I last shut it off. Now it kicks over (way) to freely. Feels likes the decomp lever is pulled. Decomp appears to be functioning, i.e. it pops out with kick lever movement. Do I...
Forum: Thumpers 09-16-2013, 04:50 PM
Replies: 25,834
Views: 3,105,158
Posted By WeeMcD
I'm not pleased with the Fandango on my DR. It...

I'm not pleased with the Fandango on my DR. It works great on my v-strom. The Clarke tank just doesn't allow the bag to fit to my satisfaction.
Forum: Pacific Northwet - Where it's green. And wet. 09-05-2013, 06:59 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 3,370
Posted By WeeMcD
Nice ride. I want to be there for the first...

Nice ride. I want to be there for the first attempt at a log obstacle.
Forum: Pacific Northwet - Where it's green. And wet. 08-30-2013, 10:54 AM
Replies: 42
Views: 2,322
Posted By WeeMcD
Learn small, go big. A small bike may redefine to...

Learn small, go big. A small bike may redefine to you what going big means.
Forum: Pacific Northwet - Where it's green. And wet. 08-30-2013, 08:28 AM
Replies: 8,648
Sticky: PNW Flea Market
Views: 2,172,955
Posted By WeeMcD
DR350S now $1,650

http://www.advrider.com/forums/showpost.php?p=22159402&postcount=7461
Forum: Thumpers 08-28-2013, 11:42 AM
Replies: 25,834
Views: 3,105,158
Posted By WeeMcD
I was recently cleaning and rejetting the carb...

I was recently cleaning and rejetting the carb when this issue arose. I just replaced the choke assembly and all is well and no awkward holding of the knob required. A few bucks well spent.
Forum: Thumpers 08-27-2013, 12:13 PM
Replies: 25,834
Views: 3,105,158
Posted By WeeMcD
The market here is climbing. The bike is far from...

The market here is climbing. The bike is far from perfect, but a decent bike. Thanks for the "local" input.


That looks about right to me. Not sure if they are selling, but street-legal DR350's...
Forum: Thumpers 08-27-2013, 09:40 AM
Replies: 25,834
Views: 3,105,158
Posted By WeeMcD
Selling DR, good price???

Howdy all, so I have decided to sell my '91 DR350S. I may end up with another DR down the line, but no current garage equals time to thin the herd. Do you think ~$1800 is a fair asking price for...
Forum: Pacific Northwet - Where it's green. And wet. 08-27-2013, 09:28 AM
Replies: 4,188
Views: 820,487
Posted By WeeMcD
You should sell this shot to the Associated Press.

You should sell this shot to the Associated Press.
Forum: Pacific Northwet - Where it's green. And wet. 08-22-2013, 04:44 PM
Replies: 8,648
Sticky: PNW Flea Market
Views: 2,172,955
Posted By WeeMcD
A little more than free, but nearly there. Thanks...

A little more than free, but nearly there. Thanks for pointing out my obvious omission, which wasn't obvious to me.:ear

$1,850
Forum: Pacific Northwet - Where it's green. And wet. 08-22-2013, 04:18 PM
Replies: 8,648
Sticky: PNW Flea Market
Views: 2,172,955
Posted By WeeMcD
Price: $1,650 I am considering the purchase...

Price: $1,650

I am considering the purchase of a new bike. With that in mind, the trusty trail and back country explorer is for sale. PM me or email at sean(at)BestScenicRoutes.com if you're...
Forum: Pacific Northwet - Where it's green. And wet. 08-19-2013, 09:56 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,891
Posted By WeeMcD
There are some spots up there are that not big...

There are some spots up there are that not big bike friendly. It is pure bliss on a true dual sport. I had a blast riding that and connecting it to parts of the WABDR for a 2-night, 3-day ride last...
Forum: Pacific Northwet - Where it's green. And wet. 08-16-2013, 09:33 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 460
Posted By WeeMcD
Docks just west of Fairhaven.

Docks just west of Fairhaven.
Forum: Pacific Northwet - Where it's green. And wet. 08-14-2013, 11:55 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 2,392
Posted By WeeMcD
Some of the skid plates seems to have too much...

Some of the skid plates seems to have too much room between bike and plate. I bought a plate used and found that I could grind on it in enthusiastic cornering. That is when I went with the AltRider...
Forum: Pacific Northwet - Where it's green. And wet. 08-06-2013, 11:26 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 358
Posted By WeeMcD
We'll be staying at the Cove RV park with the...

We'll be staying at the Cove RV park with the Riders for Health Scavenger Hunt (http://www.payitsquare.com/collect-page/10451) event in Brinnon this weekend. Stop by to say hi and perhaps ride some...
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