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Forum: Thumpers 06-29-2015, 09:07 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 579
Posted By WetSideRider
The 350 is a DOHC and likes revs, and the 500 is...

The 350 is a DOHC and likes revs, and the 500 is a SOHC and not so demanding for revs. I've not owned either, but ridden both a bit. I have owned a 250 xcw-f (same head design as the 350) and a...
Forum: Pacific Northwet - Where it's green. And wet. 06-23-2015, 10:36 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,821
Posted By WetSideRider
I'm pretty sure that WeeMcD was channeling Beavis...

I'm pretty sure that WeeMcD was channeling Beavis not commenting on actual tire changes.

You know, "he said lube, heh, heh, heh".

It looked like more dishwasher liquid was used on that rim...
Forum: Day Trippin' 06-23-2015, 10:21 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 775
Posted By WetSideRider
Dang. You got my view of Denali. My buddy Woody...

Dang. You got my view of Denali. My buddy Woody lived in Anchorage for a couple of years, and has actually climbed on the mountain, but has never seen it from the highway. A couple of great guys to...
Forum: Pacific Northwet - Where it's green. And wet. 06-22-2015, 08:30 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,821
Posted By WetSideRider
+1 :evil

+1 :evil
Forum: Pacific Northwet - Where it's green. And wet. 06-20-2015, 07:45 AM
Replies: 46
Views: 2,329
Posted By WetSideRider
Technically, he wasn't offering $1000 to be...

Technically, he wasn't offering $1000 to be rescued, that had already been taken care of by the LEO's using a cell phone. He did get some awesome folks to recover his bike in record time. SPOT...
Forum: Pacific Northwet - Where it's green. And wet. 06-18-2015, 05:11 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 408
Posted By WetSideRider
Tom's a poet, and doesn't know it. His feet are...

Tom's a poet, and doesn't know it. His feet are Longfellows.

Couldn't resist :evil

Now I'm sorry I wimped out on the ride, Tom's pictures make even rainy days look good.
Forum: Pacific Northwet - Where it's green. And wet. 06-16-2015, 10:00 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 2,329
Posted By WetSideRider
Ah, good ol' Spot. I had one of them for a...

Ah, good ol' Spot.

I had one of them for a while. It was purchased for a ride through Mexico. At the end of that ride, I sold it to somebody on this site. My conclusion was that in the event of...
Forum: Pacific Northwet - Where it's green. And wet. 06-10-2015, 11:12 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 3,071
Posted By WetSideRider
^ What he said. Love to see the photo evidence. ...

^ What he said. Love to see the photo evidence. I was sorta disappointed not to participate.
Forum: Pacific Northwet - Where it's green. And wet. 06-08-2015, 09:24 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 3,071
Posted By WetSideRider
Side stand bypass options. ...

Side stand bypass options.

http://faq.f650.com/FAQs/SidestandKillSwitchFAQ.htm
Forum: Pacific Northwet - Where it's green. And wet. 06-08-2015, 08:49 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 3,071
Posted By WetSideRider
I'd guess he's about eight miles due south of...

I'd guess he's about eight miles due south of Easton, a little town on I90 west of Cle Elum.

If you can't get a haul out of there, you could buy a lithium battery and get in close with a car...
Forum: Pacific Northwet - Where it's green. And wet. 06-08-2015, 12:33 AM
Replies: 59
Views: 4,399
Posted By WetSideRider
You should enjoy trying this behavior when the...

You should enjoy trying this behavior when the new tolling comes into play. No more exiting the lanes formerly known as the HOV lanes, except at designated points, lest you risk a ticket for avoiding...
Forum: Pacific Northwet - Where it's green. And wet. 06-06-2015, 03:09 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 276
Posted By WetSideRider
Yes, it is. Quite a nice ride. Don't think...

Yes, it is. Quite a nice ride. Don't think Ephrata to Palisades is all paved, but I've not been on it. Easy to turn around and head back if you hit gravel.
Forum: Pacific Northwet - Where it's green. And wet. 05-29-2015, 08:13 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 911
Posted By WetSideRider
Thanks, Tod. Never mind. I reread the...

Thanks, Tod.

Never mind. I reread the post and the Entiat River road is what they plan to gate at Shady Pass road intersection, not Shady Pass road itself.

Chain Link's post below...
Forum: Pacific Northwet - Where it's green. And wet. 05-29-2015, 07:45 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 797
Posted By WetSideRider
Did that PBR come out of HH's pannier? :rofl

Did that PBR come out of HH's pannier? :rofl
Forum: Pacific Northwet - Where it's green. And wet. 05-27-2015, 08:17 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 649
Posted By WetSideRider
One of the good things about retirement is that...

One of the good things about retirement is that one day is about the same as another. I might be headed over toward Teanaway/Taneum next week. If your stars align, you are certainly welcome on that...
Forum: Pacific Northwet - Where it's green. And wet. 05-26-2015, 10:41 AM
Replies: 9,679
Sticky: PNW Flea Market
Views: 2,541,527
Posted By WetSideRider
These are SOLD Get these for your...

These are SOLD


Get these for your growing teenager or to try out heavier boots for cheap, and get them out of my garage. Give me a good story, and you might get them for nothin'.

Close by,...
Forum: Pacific Northwet - Where it's green. And wet. 05-17-2015, 12:03 PM
Replies: 9,679
Sticky: PNW Flea Market
Views: 2,541,527
Posted By WetSideRider
Tech 3's, Combat Lites, Trials Helmet

Alpinestars Tech 3 boots, with knee/shin protectors. Size 9. See kickstarter wear on Right boot. $50.
http://wetsiderider.smugmug.com/Other/For-Sale/i-37tGrkb/0/L/IMG_2773-L.jpg

Ten year old...
Forum: Pacific Northwet - Where it's green. And wet. 05-11-2015, 10:52 AM
Replies: 450
Views: 38,381
Posted By WetSideRider
114K on a 2006 Ninja. Original owner. That is...

114K on a 2006 Ninja. Original owner. That is an achievement! My bike ADD wouldn't allow such a thing to happen to me, but I respect and admire anyone that it can happen to. Looks like the stock...
Forum: Pacific Northwet - Where it's green. And wet. 04-30-2015, 10:21 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 531
Posted By WetSideRider
Tuesday wasn't bad on the dryside. Glad I was...

Tuesday wasn't bad on the dryside. Glad I was with Rides1 on Devil's Gulch so he could help pull me out of this.

http://wetsiderider.smugmug.com/Other/Devils-Gulch/i-Rnpb94G/0/L/IMG_2769-L.jpg
...
Forum: Pacific Northwet - Where it's green. And wet. 04-29-2015, 01:44 PM
Replies: 59
Views: 4,399
Posted By WetSideRider
Enter "no" when asked to agree to open a Go 2 Go...

Enter "no" when asked to agree to open a Go 2 Go account and deposit $30. You can probably guess what happens to your chances of getting a "free" pass.
Forum: Pacific Northwet - Where it's green. And wet. 04-25-2015, 09:15 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 670
Posted By WetSideRider
Chris, thanks. I think the "low road" is the way...

Chris, thanks. I think the "low road" is the way to go for a visit in the near future. It definitely sounds passable in early June, though, this year.
Forum: Pacific Northwet - Where it's green. And wet. 04-25-2015, 08:25 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 670
Posted By WetSideRider
Thanks, you guys!

Thanks, you guys!
Forum: Pacific Northwet - Where it's green. And wet. 04-24-2015, 11:28 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 670
Posted By WetSideRider
:1drinkThanks. I sorta figured that too. ...

:1drinkThanks.

I sorta figured that too.

Have you done the "low road"? Roughly 4500' on 8410 at the high point. I've been over that stretch on WABDR, but my memory is blank, I was...
Forum: Pacific Northwet - Where it's green. And wet. 04-24-2015, 10:14 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 670
Posted By WetSideRider
Shady Pass Road off the Entiat

Is this road passable at this time of year? I'd like to take a snow-free ride on the loop starting at 97 up the Entiat to Shady Pass and across to 25 Mile and back on 907.

Alternatively could I...
Forum: Pacific Northwet - Where it's green. And wet. 04-21-2015, 09:52 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 581
Posted By WetSideRider
That applies for fast guys, not old fat guys. I...

That applies for fast guys, not old fat guys. I didn't do a bit of waiting and houred out just before the finish. Four minutes. Wish I hadn't missed that one turn :rofl

I used to think that...
Forum: Pacific Northwet - Where it's green. And wet. 04-21-2015, 01:44 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 581
Posted By WetSideRider
Pieces from a Sterilite waste basket from Fred...

Pieces from a Sterilite waste basket from Fred Meyer. Much higher crash resistance than Clorox bottles.

Sadly, you can't see my understated plaid workshirt, worn over armor for warm rides. It...
Forum: Pacific Northwet - Where it's green. And wet. 04-20-2015, 02:19 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 581
Posted By WetSideRider
We probably said hello, at least, I was 948. You...

We probably said hello, at least, I was 948. You might have said something else to me later, as you passed :rofl

We'll meet sometime, I'm sure.
Forum: Pacific Northwet - Where it's green. And wet. 04-20-2015, 11:33 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 581
Posted By WetSideRider
I was glad it wasn't raining. Highlight of...

I was glad it wasn't raining.

Highlight of my day was getting my $45 entry fee back because the Cruisers decided Masters (that is the polite word for an old fart rider) get to ride free.
...
Forum: Pacific Northwet - Where it's green. And wet. 04-13-2015, 10:49 AM
Replies: 59
Views: 4,399
Posted By WetSideRider
There is no judicial recourse for toll issues...

There is no judicial recourse for toll issues with WUTC, in my understanding. Maybe a class action would work, but I haven't heard that any efforts to change the current method of dealing with toll...
Forum: Pacific Northwet - Where it's green. And wet. 04-11-2015, 02:02 PM
Replies: 59
Views: 4,399
Posted By WetSideRider
Let's rephrase that to read... We are...

Let's rephrase that to read...

We are requiring them to pay for a sticker and hold $30 from them in a special account so we don't have to read their license plate, for our convenience.

...
Forum: Day Trippin' 04-10-2015, 10:16 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 2,490
Posted By WetSideRider
:clap Durr road is waiting for you and your...

:clap

Durr road is waiting for you and your nice new toy. Bounce over Colockum too, while you're there. They might have been put there just for you two.

Better than boats, IMO.
Forum: Pacific Northwet - Where it's green. And wet. 03-31-2015, 10:47 AM
Replies: 59
Views: 4,399
Posted By WetSideRider
You are correct. WUTC is treating HOV's, as a...

You are correct. WUTC is treating HOV's, as a class, equally poorly in this case.

WUTC is hoping that this toll system will improve traffic flow by allowing drivers to pay extra for the...
Forum: Pacific Northwet - Where it's green. And wet. 03-31-2015, 10:18 AM
Replies: 59
Views: 4,399
Posted By WetSideRider
WUTC answer to my question. Finally, why...

WUTC answer to my question.

Finally, why did the DOT decide not to allow motorcyclists to open a “pay by plate” account, and simply make an administrative rule to disallow billing for motorcycles...
Forum: Pacific Northwet - Where it's green. And wet. 03-31-2015, 09:25 AM
Replies: 59
Views: 4,399
Posted By WetSideRider
Depends on how "toll road" is defined, I guess. ...

Depends on how "toll road" is defined, I guess. I would interpret what Washington is doing as allowing fee-based access to an HOV lane by non-HOV traffic. That's a bit different than allowing free...
Forum: Pacific Northwet - Where it's green. And wet. 03-31-2015, 09:20 AM
Replies: 59
Views: 4,399
Posted By WetSideRider
Of course it's BS. However, I'll bet the vendor...

Of course it's BS. However, I'll bet the vendor would require a "change order" to make this happen. It is probably easiest (and cheapest) for them to read a transponder, then look in their own...
Forum: Pacific Northwet - Where it's green. And wet. 03-31-2015, 09:15 AM
Replies: 59
Views: 4,399
Posted By WetSideRider
I submitted the following question to the WUTC...

I submitted the following question to the WUTC after I received the same basic reply as KING regarding the requirement for a motorcycle to have a Good To Go sticker.

Why did the DOT decide not to...
Forum: Pacific Northwet - Where it's green. And wet. 03-30-2015, 12:12 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 404
Posted By WetSideRider
There is no motorized single track crossing the...

There is no motorized single track crossing the Cascades north of Highway 2.

Officially, there is but one legal and sanctioned bit of motorized single track in Mount Baker/Snoqualmie NF.
...
Forum: Pacific Northwet - Where it's green. And wet. 03-28-2015, 10:57 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 2,138
Posted By WetSideRider
Tom, pm me when you hear a date. Love to tag...

Tom, pm me when you hear a date. Love to tag along if you go up.
Forum: Pacific Northwet - Where it's green. And wet. 03-24-2015, 07:28 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,823
Posted By WetSideRider
"Most of the toll income will go to administer...

"Most of the toll income will go to administer the system, buy equipment, and pay Texas-based Electronic Transaction Consultants (http://www.etcc.com/) to handle the billing.
Craig Stone, state...
Forum: Pacific Northwet - Where it's green. And wet. 03-23-2015, 08:16 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,823
Posted By WetSideRider
And eight bucks for the sticker.

And eight bucks for the sticker.
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