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Forum: Thumpers 12-07-2014, 05:09 PM
Replies: 46,271
Views: 9,265,421
Posted By Gregulator
I never altogether skip 1st, I always use it to...

I never altogether skip 1st, I always use it to pull away. 14-48 gearing.
Forum: Thumpers 12-07-2014, 10:16 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 872
Posted By Gregulator
You oughta also follow the wire back and see what...

You oughta also follow the wire back and see what it is plugged into! It'll be worth knowing whether it's direct to battery, fused, or held on with paperclips and bubblegum.
Forum: Thumpers 12-07-2014, 10:10 AM
Replies: 46,271
Views: 9,265,421
Posted By Gregulator
Carburetors are for dinosaurs

I let my bikes go a little too long (weeks) without riding. The carbureted SV took a little cranking, but fired up on the 2nd or 3rd try. My wife's carbureted XT250 took forever to catch, then died...
Forum: Pacific Northwet - Where it's green. And wet. 12-03-2014, 10:28 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,730
Posted By Gregulator
I thought about it once. Read enough to talk...

I thought about it once. Read enough to talk myself out of it. I don't regret that, though I respect all the guys I see swinging logs around out here. A local gig like this one can't be that bad, and...
Forum: Pacific Northwet - Where it's green. And wet. 11-19-2014, 09:56 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 839
Posted By Gregulator
I'd give it a shot, worst case it's an adventure....

I'd give it a shot, worst case it's an adventure. Even on a day when it's cloudy you have a good chance of sunbreaks on the north side. I would look at forecasts for surrounding areas, more than the...
Forum: Pacific Northwet - Where it's green. And wet. 11-19-2014, 09:44 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,330
Posted By Gregulator
Consider it a learning experience.

Consider it a learning experience.
Forum: Pacific Northwet - Where it's green. And wet. 11-16-2014, 09:36 PM
Replies: 10,377
Views: 2,152,705
Posted By Gregulator
Geeze. You take a compromise bike that's too fat...

Geeze. You take a compromise bike that's too fat and heavy to be great off-road and then "set it up" to be a supermoto - bikes that bring the lightness of an off-road bike to the street... :huh Then...
Forum: Pacific Northwet - Where it's green. And wet. 11-13-2014, 07:21 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,254
Posted By Gregulator
It was moving out of the city that broke my...

It was moving out of the city that broke my motorcycle commuting habit. With no HOV lanes, city traffic and blocks to navigate faster than a car, or parking that's better, I was fresh out of perks...
Forum: Pacific Northwet - Where it's green. And wet. 11-13-2014, 07:10 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 1,659
Posted By Gregulator
When I click send on the PDF, I don't get any...

When I click send on the PDF, I don't get any kind of feedback or change. Is it not working or are they about to get a bazillion duplicate submissions from other clownshoes like me?

Thanks for...
Forum: Ride reports 11-04-2014, 09:18 AM
Replies: 205
Views: 31,254
Posted By Gregulator
I can imagine the time you spent sorting through...

I can imagine the time you spent sorting through photos, then editing them, then writing the posts. Thanks for taking it, going through the pictures was a fun desk-trip.
Forum: Thumpers 11-03-2014, 09:39 AM
Replies: 46,271
Views: 9,265,421
Posted By Gregulator
Holy crap on the axle nut! Glad it didn't wiggle...

Holy crap on the axle nut! Glad it didn't wiggle out.

Redbastard, beginning of this year I was doing lots and trail riding and hoping to enter some light competition later in the year, before work...
Forum: Pacific Northwet - Where it's green. And wet. 11-03-2014, 09:32 AM
Replies: 10,377
Views: 2,152,705
Posted By Gregulator
No kidding. The price difference was so great...

No kidding. The price difference was so great when I was looking for a WR250R last January that I drove from Seattle to Idaho for a bike. Safari tank, handguards, bashplate, three spare sets of tires...
Forum: Thumpers 10-30-2014, 07:59 AM
Replies: 46,271
Views: 9,265,421
Posted By Gregulator
brd, have you tried loosening up your grip with...

brd, have you tried loosening up your grip with hands and legs? Some guys really ride with a deathgrip, and that can make a big difference in how much vibration comes through to you.

As far as...
Forum: Pacific Northwet - Where it's green. And wet. 10-20-2014, 09:22 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 1,703
Posted By Gregulator
Kawasaki Concours, Goldwing, FJ1300, ST1100 -...

Kawasaki Concours, Goldwing, FJ1300, ST1100 - just look in that category and you're set. Bunches out there.
Forum: Pacific Northwet - Where it's green. And wet. 10-19-2014, 11:24 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 2,595
Posted By Gregulator
Wow, intense! Grats on doing the swap; pretty...

Wow, intense! Grats on doing the swap; pretty much anything on the bike is like that, seems impossible but you just do it step by step until you're done!
Forum: Pacific Northwet - Where it's green. And wet. 10-18-2014, 08:29 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 1,703
Posted By Gregulator
Wink sm wheels

Is your wife done street riding with her hands on the bars, or done being on the street period? If she still wants to go two-up, get rid of the (second) BMW and buy something you can both comfortably...
Forum: Pacific Northwet - Where it's green. And wet. 10-18-2014, 08:40 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 2,595
Posted By Gregulator
Guess the bike's running ok? Did you ride it til...

Guess the bike's running ok? Did you ride it til it broke (the easy way to figure out what a weird noise is), or manage to diagnose it?
Forum: Pacific Northwet - Where it's green. And wet. 10-18-2014, 08:26 AM
Replies: 10,377
Views: 2,152,705
Posted By Gregulator
What a unique quality

In the search for a new (used) car, this ad's text was my favorite that I came across.

http://olympic.craigslist.org/cto/4667751539.html
Forum: Pacific Northwet - Where it's green. And wet. 10-17-2014, 03:00 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 3,140
Posted By Gregulator
Interesting to see that history, Jimmy. ...

Interesting to see that history, Jimmy.

Honestly, I always hated them. They put a front tire on backwards once and then argued with me about whether it was on right; took me 10 minutes of...
Forum: Pacific Northwet - Where it's green. And wet. 10-13-2014, 09:54 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 824
Posted By Gregulator
Yep, this weekend was the turning point. I flew...

Yep, this weekend was the turning point. I flew (in a little plane) across the Cascades just south of Glacier Peak on Friday, and the only white stuff was what had lasted the summer. Flying across...
Forum: Pacific Northwet - Where it's green. And wet. 10-03-2014, 01:38 PM
Replies: 10,377
Views: 2,152,705
Posted By Gregulator
Hah! That's more honesty than you get in 10...

Hah! That's more honesty than you get in 10 average ads.
Forum: Pacific Northwet - Where it's green. And wet. 09-24-2014, 08:45 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 626
Posted By Gregulator
I did Deer Park Rd a few weeks back, it's a great...

I did Deer Park Rd a few weeks back, it's a great little out and back. I'm going to have to do the loop with the Ridge now, if I time it to avoid tourists on the latter it'll be great!
Forum: Pacific Northwet - Where it's green. And wet. 09-24-2014, 08:32 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 894
Posted By Gregulator
I didn't like any of the spray/smear junk like...

I didn't like any of the spray/smear junk like Fog-X. Didn't work for me. The Foggy Respro worked much better, though of course it's on your face all the time.

In the end I found with a better...
Forum: Pacific Northwet - Where it's green. And wet. 08-25-2014, 02:01 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,030
Posted By Gregulator
The Sound Rider "Rally in the Gorge" is coming up...

The Sound Rider "Rally in the Gorge" is coming up this weekend in Hood River. Camping for a few days and riding as much as you want each day pretty much sums up the rally.
Forum: Pacific Northwet - Where it's green. And wet. 08-23-2014, 12:46 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,429
Posted By Gregulator
If they can turn the I-5 overpass into a mountain...

If they can turn the I-5 overpass into a mountain bike park, they really oughta let us ride our dirtbikes along the pipeline sections that are rideable. I'll even volunteer to narc on terrorists...
Forum: Thumpers 08-17-2014, 09:23 AM
Replies: 46,271
Views: 9,265,421
Posted By Gregulator
Question Oil filter cover without draining?

I did two things for my skidplate vibration. I bent the aft end down more so that it wasn't touching the swingarm's forward end, and I put plastic bushings between the frame and skidplate at the...
Forum: Pacific Northwet - Where it's green. And wet. 08-11-2014, 04:20 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 802
Posted By Gregulator
I didn't get any bites when I was looking for...

I didn't get any bites when I was looking for one, so I'll offer even though I'm a ways away. If you want to come out to Seattle or are coming here for something else, you're welcome to try mine. PMs...
Forum: Pacific Northwet - Where it's green. And wet. 07-05-2014, 07:47 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,060
Posted By Gregulator
I hit one in Pennsylvania when I'd been riding...

I hit one in Pennsylvania when I'd been riding two weeks. Was happy to let some locals eat it. Sorry yours got away, glad you did get away.
Forum: Pacific Northwet - Where it's green. And wet. 07-02-2014, 06:53 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 2,350
Posted By Gregulator
ORV representative on the panel!

I don't know Mike Reimer, but I'm glad to see there is someone representing ORV!
Forum: Thumpers 06-15-2014, 07:59 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,117
Posted By Gregulator
I agree, get a used DRZ. I love my WR but not at...

I agree, get a used DRZ. I love my WR but not at your size.

As far as the naming goes, dirtbikes aren't too bad. You're basically looking at:
(motocross or woods bike) x (2-stroke or 4-stroke) +...
Forum: Pacific Northwet - Where it's green. And wet. 06-15-2014, 07:55 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 970
Posted By Gregulator
Right on! There are a couple intersections near...

Right on! There are a couple intersections near me where that is necessary. Namely Mukilteo Speedway and Beverly Park Rd which is a major intersection: if my bike is first in line to turn left I can...
Forum: Pacific Northwet - Where it's green. And wet. 06-14-2014, 07:53 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,076
Posted By Gregulator
If you like looking for a lost toothpick in a lumber yard

It is beyond a fool's errand. That SPOT doesn't provide any altitude information. He's assuming it didn't transmit another message because it hit the ground and flipped upside down before the next...
Forum: Pacific Northwet - Where it's green. And wet. 06-11-2014, 12:48 AM
Replies: 10,377
Views: 2,152,705
Posted By Gregulator
Memorial Day weekend at Deep Creek, I saw a guy...

Memorial Day weekend at Deep Creek, I saw a guy with a hatchback get "innovative". He'd screwed a piece of wood to the tailgate to stop the rear wheel on it and run his KX450 or whatever right on up,...
Forum: Pacific Northwet - Where it's green. And wet. 06-07-2014, 01:35 PM
Replies: 10,377
Views: 2,152,705
Posted By Gregulator
Almost - the first part is right, but they just...

Almost - the first part is right, but they just want to look like the guys doing wheelies and making the youtube videos. The real stuntbikes are truly beat to shit, whereas the street fighter crowd...
Forum: Pacific Northwet - Where it's green. And wet. 06-02-2014, 11:33 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 2,350
Posted By Gregulator
Thumb Teanaway Community Forest - give your input on how it should be used

WA bought the land for Teanaway Community Forest (http://www.dnr.wa.gov/BusinessPermits/Topics/OtherLandTransactions/Pages/amp_teanaway.aspx) a little while back, and the management committee is...
Forum: Pacific Northwet - Where it's green. And wet. 06-01-2014, 05:10 PM
Replies: 98
Views: 4,596
Posted By Gregulator
Fun ride in the Capitol State Forest

Thanks for sharing the GPS files havoc1, and thanks to the organizers even though I rode it a month later :]. I did some detouring to trails in the beginning and ended the day via Waddel Basin ->...
Forum: Pacific Northwet - Where it's green. And wet. 06-01-2014, 01:30 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,607
Posted By Gregulator
A week ago I started down the two track from the...

A week ago I started down the two track from the saddle toward the trail, and it got very snowy pretty quickly... maybe one or two hundred yards. I didn't bother going through the snow.
Forum: Thumpers 05-31-2014, 11:19 PM
Replies: 46,271
Views: 9,265,421
Posted By Gregulator
If you aren't used to the Sandman and case saver,...

If you aren't used to the Sandman and case saver, it makes the chain/front sprocket a LOT more audible. That OEM countersprocket cover isn't just a single solid piece, it's also insulated.
Forum: Thumpers 05-31-2014, 09:42 PM
Replies: 46,271
Views: 9,265,421
Posted By Gregulator
Thumb Good day in the dirt

I put a couple stickers on the bike today...

http://i.imgur.com/EtKjeM6.jpg

But a few hours later the one on the swingarm seems to have disappeared? :evil

http://i.imgur.com/wBA0Yra.jpg
...
Forum: Thumpers 05-29-2014, 09:32 PM
Replies: 46,271
Views: 9,265,421
Posted By Gregulator
Glad to hear it Byron. If I were I'd go back and...

Glad to hear it Byron. If I were I'd go back and edit the first line of your clutch posts to say "Whoops, wasn't the clutch, it was X". Otherwise it could confuse people (who don't find the...
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