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Forum: Pacific Northwet - Where it's green. And wet. Yesterday, 04:35 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 1,689
Posted By Gootch
A lot of times Leos will write the real speed on...

A lot of times Leos will write the real speed on the notes they keep for the ticket and then write the actual ticket down to 5 or 10 over so you don't get hammered as hard by the fine (and are more...
Forum: Pacific Northwet - Where it's green. And wet. 07-16-2014, 12:00 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,018
Posted By Gootch
I do know the armor stays in place on the...

I do know the armor stays in place on the Roadcrafter (if the suit fits). I've been on the ground a bunch of times in mud, gravel/rocks, and snow while dualsporting and down once hard lowsiding a...
Forum: Pacific Northwet - Where it's green. And wet. 07-14-2014, 05:19 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 430
Posted By Gootch
I was just up at Hurricane Ridge and Obstruction...

I was just up at Hurricane Ridge and Obstruction Point on Saturday. If it is clear, head on up from Port Angeles. The views are great and the road is pretty fun too (especially on a week day).
...
Forum: Road warriors 07-14-2014, 01:11 PM
Replies: 1,981
Views: 563,657
Posted By Gootch
I like that. It looks like it is coming right...

I like that. It looks like it is coming right after you. :eek1
Forum: Pacific Northwet - Where it's green. And wet. 07-13-2014, 10:13 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,018
Posted By Gootch
I know from experience that the hip, elbow and...

I know from experience that the hip, elbow and shoulder pads stay in place when the ground jostles you (and they disperse the force).

On the other hand, mine leaked like crazy when new, has...
Forum: Pacific Northwet - Where it's green. And wet. 07-11-2014, 12:34 PM
Replies: 3,238
Views: 291,232
Posted By Gootch
Bump for monthly pavement ride

The Oly group is doing our monthly street ride tomorrow. We will be leaving Urraco Coffee in Shelton at 10 sharp to go to Hurricane Ridge. Urraco is located at 628 W Cota St, Shelton, WA 98584. ...
Forum: Pacific Northwet - Where it's green. And wet. 06-30-2014, 05:17 PM
Replies: 9,506
Views: 2,014,136
Posted By Gootch
With some of the sport bike rides I've been on,...

With some of the sport bike rides I've been on, this wouldn't be inappropriate to bring as sweep.
Forum: Road warriors 06-29-2014, 02:01 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,392
Posted By Gootch
When I was looking at picking up a used one a...

When I was looking at picking up a used one a couple years ago, two 800ST riders warned me away from it due to the piston issue. They said at about 20k miles the trouble comes on those early ones. ...
Forum: Road warriors 06-26-2014, 01:50 PM
Replies: 121
Views: 11,622
Posted By Gootch
Kraven, do you have one? I've thought about...

Kraven, do you have one? I've thought about updating but I don't know if the 4I would be much of an upgrade. (Oops, slightly hijacking thread.) Maybe that new CBR650?
Forum: Road warriors 06-25-2014, 06:05 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 4,069
Posted By Gootch
This seems about right ... except I want maybe a...

This seems about right ... except I want maybe a half fairing so the engine is easy to get to, I can see those pipes, and stuff doesn't start cracking over time.
Forum: Road warriors 06-25-2014, 05:37 PM
Replies: 2,915
Views: 472,510
Posted By Gootch
Ah, but what kind to use. :evil

Ah, but what kind to use. :evil
Forum: Road warriors 06-25-2014, 05:33 PM
Replies: 121
Views: 11,622
Posted By Gootch
How about some middleweights?

The old Yamaha XJ600 Seca II is maybe the best all around bike I've ever had. I had no car for a few years and that bike coud do everything (well, I don't know about single track but it handled...
Forum: Pacific Northwet - Where it's green. And wet. 06-05-2014, 04:57 PM
Replies: 9,506
Views: 2,014,136
Posted By Gootch
You are selling him short. He wants $5500! ...

You are selling him short. He wants $5500! There's a sucker born every day but maybe not enough of one to go for that deal.
Forum: Pacific Northwet - Where it's green. And wet. 06-05-2014, 04:55 PM
Replies: 8,511
Sticky: PNW Flea Market
Views: 2,137,044
Posted By Gootch
1996. I must have thought the 235K was part of...

1996. I must have thought the 235K was part of the description or something; it got past me.
Forum: Pacific Northwet - Where it's green. And wet. 06-05-2014, 11:57 AM
Replies: 8,511
Sticky: PNW Flea Market
Views: 2,137,044
Posted By Gootch
What year is that Impreza? Miles?

What year is that Impreza? Miles?
Forum: Pacific Northwet - Where it's green. And wet. 06-03-2014, 01:05 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 617
Posted By Gootch
218 is the bomb, yo. Get yourself down to...

218 is the bomb, yo. Get yourself down to Mitchell too. (And be prepared to replace the rear tire -- I can never make it out of that part of Oregon without a bald rear tire.)
Forum: Pacific Northwet - Where it's green. And wet. 05-23-2014, 02:56 PM
Replies: 3,238
Views: 291,232
Posted By Gootch
A little callback to the old days around here...

A little callback to the old days around here with the Spar breakfast meet followed by a nice ride. :clap I'm glad you posted it; I'm sorry I can't make it.
Forum: Pacific Northwet - Where it's green. And wet. 05-19-2014, 05:43 PM
Replies: 7,395
Views: 388,777
Posted By Gootch
I don't have a guess -- I just wanted to say that...

I don't have a guess -- I just wanted to say that is one cool photo.
Forum: Pacific Northwet - Where it's green. And wet. 05-19-2014, 02:40 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 579
Posted By Gootch
My advice is to get there early and sign up for...

My advice is to get there early and sign up for what you want as soon as you arrive. I went to the one in Olympia a couple weeks ago and wanted to ride a Super Tenere and an FZ09. I ended up riding...
Forum: Pacific Northwet - Where it's green. And wet. 05-16-2014, 02:23 PM
Replies: 9,506
Views: 2,014,136
Posted By Gootch
Me: "I want it, I want it, I want it, I want it."...

Me: "I want it, I want it, I want it, I want it." Wife: "You can't have it!"
(Credit to the Who.)

These days where everything we used to ride into the ground is now a "classic" or "vintage,"...
Forum: Pacific Northwet - Where it's green. And wet. 05-09-2014, 10:57 AM
Replies: 3,238
Views: 291,232
Posted By Gootch
The above is the time and place we are meeting. ...

The above is the time and place we are meeting. If the weather is okay, we will ride a couple demos and then probably ride to Dewatto. If the weather is lousy, we will ride towards wherever the...
Forum: Pacific Northwet - Where it's green. And wet. 05-07-2014, 05:30 PM
Replies: 3,238
Views: 291,232
Posted By Gootch
Bump for monthly pavement ride

The Oly group is having our monthly second Saturday ride this Saturday (the 10th). We're meeting at 9:30 at Yamaha Motorsports of Olympia (something or other Martin Way). It is their open house and...
Forum: Pacific Northwet - Where it's green. And wet. 05-07-2014, 04:11 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 2,459
Posted By Gootch
Did I miss it?

So what did you get?
Forum: Pacific Northwet - Where it's green. And wet. 04-29-2014, 12:33 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 2,459
Posted By Gootch
I forgot to mention that about my Roadcrafter. I...

I forgot to mention that about my Roadcrafter. I had an old 2-piece and low-sided on pavement at about 25-30 mph. The gear had marks on the side of the knee, the hip, and the elbow. All I had was...
Forum: Pacific Northwet - Where it's green. And wet. 04-29-2014, 12:26 PM
Replies: 98
Views: 3,950
Posted By Gootch
I have cut through Cap Forest on the D-Line so...

I have cut through Cap Forest on the D-Line so many times that I figured it was a matter of time until I was stopped by the authorities. I'm glad to see the other properly spelled Tod providing some...
Forum: Pacific Northwet - Where it's green. And wet. 04-29-2014, 12:19 AM
Replies: 47
Views: 2,459
Posted By Gootch
I have a Roadcrafter one piece -- I always bring...

I have a Roadcrafter one piece -- I always bring rain gear when the weather is questionable. The jacket part has always leaked fast.

I also have an Olympia jacket. The waterproof liner works...
Forum: Pacific Northwet - Where it's green. And wet. 04-15-2014, 12:32 PM
Replies: 98
Views: 3,950
Posted By Gootch
So close and yet I won't be making it. As my...

So close and yet I won't be making it. As my riding time diminished with the entry to the world of my young daughter and busier work schedule, I never got around to taking care of the chronic...
Forum: Pacific Northwet - Where it's green. And wet. 04-15-2014, 12:27 PM
Replies: 3,238
Views: 291,232
Posted By Gootch
Glad to hear you had a good time. I should be...

Glad to hear you had a good time. I should be along next month as my three days of blistering curves in the Maupin, Antelope, Mitchell, Condon area are over :cry (great weather and great time -...
Forum: Pacific Northwet - Where it's green. And wet. 04-10-2014, 11:54 PM
Replies: 3,238
Views: 291,232
Posted By Gootch
Wirewiz and anyone else looking for a little...

Wirewiz and anyone else looking for a little pavement riding - the Oly group is meeting at Urraco at 9:30 to actually be able to depart Shelton at 10.
Forum: Pacific Northwet - Where it's green. And wet. 04-09-2014, 11:00 AM
Replies: 3,238
Views: 291,232
Posted By Gootch
It looks like the ride will be up to Port...

It looks like the ride will be up to Port Townsend from Shelton via 101 and as many side roads as can be found (which in some areas is none). At this point, the meeting place is Urraco coffee shop...
Forum: Pacific Northwet - Where it's green. And wet. 04-08-2014, 06:51 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 350
Posted By Gootch
Go to Cap Forest and ride (and join the ride...

Go to Cap Forest and ride (and join the ride posted by OlyRider). I think you can get maps (yep, paper) at DNR. They show the roads and trails.

Just a little farther away is north and west of...
Forum: Pacific Northwet - Where it's green. And wet. 04-08-2014, 06:45 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 1,957
Posted By Gootch
I was with someone who started to take a picture...

I was with someone who started to take a picture of the border crossing and the Canadian border guard curtly told the guy to put the camera away; no photos!

Not everybody has the same rules that...
Forum: Pacific Northwet - Where it's green. And wet. 03-11-2014, 02:19 AM
Replies: 3,238
Views: 291,232
Posted By Gootch
Location and starting times change based upon...

Location and starting times change based upon conditions and destination. I'll keep you apprised.
Forum: Pacific Northwet - Where it's green. And wet. 03-09-2014, 01:43 PM
Replies: 3,238
Views: 291,232
Posted By Gootch
Wirewiz, We ride the second Saturday of the...

Wirewiz,
We ride the second Saturday of the month all year around. The only thing that stops us is dangerous levels of snow or ice. You are welcome to join us any time.
Yesterday we rode...
Forum: Pacific Northwet - Where it's green. And wet. 03-07-2014, 05:41 PM
Replies: 3,238
Views: 291,232
Posted By Gootch
South Sound - is this thing on?

The Oly street riding group is riding tomorrow - we are going to be heading to the paved parts of Tahuya, Dewatto and that there area. After all the rain and wind the last few days, that will...
Forum: Pacific Northwet - Where it's green. And wet. 03-04-2014, 06:04 PM
Replies: 8
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Views: 651
Posted By Gootch
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Forum: Pacific Northwet - Where it's green. And wet. 02-27-2014, 05:15 PM
Replies: 9,506
Views: 2,014,136
Posted By Gootch
No, No. Leave it alone. Everybody is killing...

No, No. Leave it alone. Everybody is killing these cool old bikes by turning them into cafe racers.
Forum: Ride reports 02-10-2014, 05:55 PM
Replies: 174
Views: 48,302
Posted By Gootch
Thanks for coming back and finishing the report. ...

Thanks for coming back and finishing the report. I always wonder what happened.

"We ride down the 5 and sleep in vegas. Then head home. We stop in baker to buy Alien Fresh Jerky (good stuff) and...
Forum: Pacific Northwet - Where it's green. And wet. 12-27-2013, 05:46 PM
Replies: 62
Views: 2,547
Posted By Gootch
I guess we're getting a little off topic but I...

I guess we're getting a little off topic but I have nothing but good things to say about the Maupin service station. They have real gas and last time I was sport riding around there they let me use...
Forum: Pacific Northwet - Where it's green. And wet. 11-14-2013, 12:45 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,239
Posted By Gootch
My parents started with Pemco in the fifties and...

My parents started with Pemco in the fifties and over the years I've added everything to Pemco too. I had a tree whack my car a few years ago and they had it fixed good as new in no time. My wife...
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