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Forum: Pacific Northwet - Where it's green. And wet. 11-24-2013, 09:10 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,120
Posted By kitsapian
PDF Maps is really cool, but I'm only seeing a...

PDF Maps is really cool, but I'm only seeing a basic ONP map and no Olympic NF maps. Seems weird.

EDIT: Found 'em, had topo maps disabled on my search results.
Forum: Pacific Northwet - Where it's green. And wet. 11-22-2013, 07:28 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 2,330
Posted By kitsapian
Good catch: 12. No off-road vehicles, ATVs,...

Good catch:

12. No off-road vehicles, ATVs, motorcycles or snowmobiles are allowed, not even in the back of the pick-up or on a trailer. Vehicles and/or trailers cannot be left on the property...
Forum: Pacific Northwet - Where it's green. And wet. 11-22-2013, 12:20 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 2,330
Posted By kitsapian
New Green Diamond/Mason County permit program

Howdy,

I work at the Kitsap Sun and our outdoors reporter is working on a story about Green Diamond's plans to implement a recreation permit program on 23,000 acres of working forest in Mason...
Forum: Equipment 05-02-2013, 10:13 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 2,237
Posted By kitsapian
wiggy's bivy

I just picked up my first bivy off craigslist and it's awesome to see other setups, especially the tarp arrangements.

Mine is a Wiggy's bivy similar to this one:...
Forum: Equipment 04-17-2013, 10:11 AM
Replies: 273
Views: 105,925
Posted By kitsapian
Wiggy's bivy

Cool thread :clap

I snagged this Wiggy's shelter off craigslist yesterday, haven't had a chance to try it yet. Supposed to double as a 45 degree sleeping bag for warm weather or you can use...
Forum: Equipment 03-29-2013, 09:27 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 2,350
Posted By kitsapian
durability

Sorry to hijack the thread, but it seems less annoying than starting a new one. I need to buy a new pair of boots and this time I want a pair that won't fall apart after a few months.

I'm a daily...
Forum: Pacific Northwet - Where it's green. And wet. 09-17-2012, 09:27 AM
Replies: 8,648
Sticky: PNW Flea Market
Views: 2,173,228
Posted By kitsapian
Leather jackets

I've got two leather biker jackets that were given to me along with some other gear. Seem alright, just not my style...

-- One is an Xelement size large with a zip out liner, a kind of side zipper...
Forum: Equipment 08-30-2012, 10:29 PM
Replies: 6,170
Views: 2,445,268
Posted By kitsapian
it fits on the back

http://tadsooter.smugmug.com/Other/Grand-Valley-2012/i-xwSVfgP/0/L/IMG2106-L.jpg (http://tadsooter.smugmug.com/Other/Grand-Valley-2012/24956738_Qpsvn8#!i=2058127684&k=xwSVfgP&lb=1&s=A)
Forum: Pacific Northwet - Where it's green. And wet. 08-20-2012, 07:39 PM
Replies: 4,188
Views: 820,636
Posted By kitsapian
Nice pics Edison. Everyone is trying to get rid...

Nice pics Edison. Everyone is trying to get rid of zucchini, it's coming in like crazy this summer.
Forum: Pacific Northwet - Where it's green. And wet. 08-20-2012, 03:38 PM
Replies: 4,188
Views: 820,636
Posted By kitsapian
Thanks guys. If you haven't ridden that road...

Thanks guys. If you haven't ridden that road before (it takes off from the top of Hurricane Ridge) I can't recommend it enough. It's spectacular.
Forum: Pacific Northwet - Where it's green. And wet. 08-20-2012, 10:20 AM
Replies: 4,188
Views: 820,636
Posted By kitsapian
Cast iron would have been nice... until I had to...

Cast iron would have been nice... until I had to pack it out in the morning. I had to make do with a camp plate:

http://tadsooter.smugmug.com/photos/i-GnRmSmD/0/L/i-GnRmSmD-L.jpg...
Forum: Pacific Northwet - Where it's green. And wet. 08-20-2012, 09:24 AM
Replies: 4,188
Views: 820,636
Posted By kitsapian
Obstruction Point & Grand Lake

If you ride Obstruction Point Road in Olympic NP...

http://tadsooter.smugmug.com/photos/i-Zzx2msV/0/L/i-Zzx2msV-L.jpg...
Forum: Pacific Northwet - Where it's green. And wet. 07-16-2012, 09:54 PM
Replies: 66
Views: 7,353
Posted By kitsapian
Dang

So I was feeling pretty smug about not getting tolled, then I parked my '93 DR and bought a 2012 and now I'm getting bridge tolls in the mail. I have no idea why the system wasn't reading my old...
Forum: Pacific Northwet - Where it's green. And wet. 06-04-2012, 08:01 PM
Replies: 8,648
Sticky: PNW Flea Market
Views: 2,173,228
Posted By kitsapian
PM Sent :deal

PM Sent :deal
Forum: Thumpers 05-20-2012, 04:52 PM
Replies: 97,511
Views: 18,508,085
Posted By kitsapian
Just put my '93 out to pasture (for now) and...

Just put my '93 out to pasture (for now) and picked up this '12... the first new vehicle I've ever owned. Figured I'd grab a glamour shot before she got dirty...
...
Forum: Pacific Northwet - Where it's green. And wet. 04-15-2012, 08:31 PM
Replies: 7
Rip
Views: 1,154
Posted By kitsapian
http://www.kitsapsun.com/news/2012/apr/15/motorcyc...

http://www.kitsapsun.com/news/2012/apr/15/motorcyclist-killed-highway-3-collision/
Forum: Thumpers 04-02-2012, 03:56 PM
Replies: 4,044
Views: 432,419
Posted By kitsapian
Need carb advice

My bike has gradually developed a tendency to stumble when I'm taking off in 1st or 2nd. When I apply throttle to take off there's sort of a jerky delay before the rpms really pick up. This happens...
Forum: Pacific Northwet - Where it's green. And wet. 03-26-2012, 09:48 PM
Replies: 66
Views: 7,353
Posted By kitsapian
Yeah, that sounds messed up. At least it...

Yeah, that sounds messed up.

At least it seems to be snafued in my favor, unless they're saving up a $300 bill to send me.

I always figured a well timed wheelie would fool the cameras :wink:
Forum: Pacific Northwet - Where it's green. And wet. 03-26-2012, 08:04 PM
Replies: 66
Views: 7,353
Posted By kitsapian
Nope, it pretty much looks like a license plate....

Nope, it pretty much looks like a license plate. (Usually my bike has a rear wheel but I took this pic during a tire change.)

<a href="http://www.flickr.com/photos/7750039@N02/6873608578/"...
Forum: Pacific Northwet - Where it's green. And wet. 03-26-2012, 07:13 PM
Replies: 66
Views: 7,353
Posted By kitsapian
520 tickets anyone?

I cross the 520 bridge about four times a week on my DR with no good to go pass. When tolling started I figured I'd just wing it until they sent me a bill and then decide if it was worth getting the...
Forum: Equipment 03-19-2012, 08:20 PM
Replies: 320
Views: 72,116
Posted By kitsapian
Strada Rains

I picked up some Strada Evo Rains (discontinued?) off craigslist for $100 in like-new condition. The waterproofing is impenetrable even after hours very heavy rain. The toe-boxes seem awfully tight...
Forum: Pacific Northwet - Where it's green. And wet. 03-18-2012, 07:18 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,347
Posted By kitsapian
My bike didn't have stock tires by the time it...

My bike didn't have stock tires by the time it came into my possession so I can't speak to those, but I do commute daily, and more often in the rain than not. I had good luck with the IRC GP1. It was...
Forum: Thumpers 02-23-2012, 11:49 AM
Replies: 4,044
Views: 432,419
Posted By kitsapian
I paid $1,500 for my '93 with about 8K on it. I'm...

I paid $1,500 for my '93 with about 8K on it. I'm not seeing the mileage in the ad though, did he edit it?
Forum: Equipment 02-19-2012, 01:40 PM
Replies: 200
Views: 50,723
Posted By kitsapian
That is a pretty sweet idea. I ditched the...

That is a pretty sweet idea. I ditched the stiffeners after a few months and have just been going without. I'll probably give this a shot although I do like being able to collapse the bags when...
Forum: Equipment 02-19-2012, 10:56 AM
Replies: 206
Views: 54,274
Posted By kitsapian
ram v.s. lifeproof handlebar mount

Thanks for the extreme review, it helped sell me on the Lifeproof, hope you and your phone stay safe out there.

Now I'm trying to decide between the Lifeproof mount...
Forum: Thumpers 02-18-2012, 09:50 AM
Replies: 4,044
Views: 432,419
Posted By kitsapian
Good news is, my tranny is fine. Bad news is, I'm...

Good news is, my tranny is fine. Bad news is, I'm a moron.

I had a chance to give my bike a good look over after letting it sit for a few days and there was indeed a rear sprocket bolt loose and...
Forum: Thumpers 02-15-2012, 01:28 PM
Replies: 4,044
Views: 432,419
Posted By kitsapian
Yeah, the clutch came to mind. I'll give my...

Yeah, the clutch came to mind. I'll give my sprocket a good look over as well though it seems too intermittent for that to be the problem.

Thanks for the thoughts.

I probably should have...
Forum: Thumpers 02-15-2012, 12:14 PM
Replies: 4,044
Views: 432,419
Posted By kitsapian
disturbing mechanical problem

I've had a problem pop up twice now that has me pretty worried about my transmission... :cry

Last week I got done with a gig late at night in a particularly shady part of Tacoma (actually it might...
Forum: Equipment 02-13-2012, 01:32 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,071
Posted By kitsapian
A good shop should diagnose it for free and then...

A good shop should diagnose it for free and then you'd at least know for sure what you're fixing before you dig in yourself or fork out cash to have it repaired.
Forum: Equipment 02-13-2012, 01:19 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,071
Posted By kitsapian
If it doesn't reset and the battery isn't crap...

If it doesn't reset and the battery isn't crap (definitely try a fresh battery) I would take it to a good camera shop for a diagnosis or send it off to Canon. Unless you know what you're doing,...
Forum: Pacific Northwet - Where it's green. And wet. 02-10-2012, 03:55 PM
Replies: 190
Views: 17,765
Posted By kitsapian
That is some good news!

That is some good news!
Forum: Equipment 02-07-2012, 09:26 PM
Replies: 206
Views: 54,274
Posted By kitsapian
Here, apparently: http://www.liquipel.com/ ...

Here, apparently: http://www.liquipel.com/

Pretty cool, but I wonder if it protects against scratching. iFones scratch like crazy the second they leave a case, and are slippery as hell, so a...
Forum: Pacific Northwet - Where it's green. And wet. 02-06-2012, 08:47 PM
Replies: 129
Views: 8,580
Posted By kitsapian
Wish I knew what to tell you. I just crossed my...

Wish I knew what to tell you. I just crossed my fingers, ran through the steps and no red flags went up. I even picked them up at the local office just to make sure I got them in time. The rep at the...
Forum: Pacific Northwet - Where it's green. And wet. 02-06-2012, 08:26 PM
Replies: 129
Views: 8,580
Posted By kitsapian
Yeah, it worked for me for tabs renewal but it...

Yeah, it worked for me for tabs renewal but it sounds like he's trying to transfer a title and then get tabs.
Forum: Pacific Northwet - Where it's green. And wet. 02-05-2012, 10:59 AM
Replies: 129
Views: 8,580
Posted By kitsapian
I hope you and the OP have better luck than I...

I hope you and the OP have better luck than I did. As I posted on the other thread (http://advrider.com/forums/showthread.php?t=678013&page=12), I got Suzuki to fax a letter to my local licensing...
Forum: Thumpers 02-04-2012, 11:06 AM
Replies: 179
Views: 132,686
Posted By kitsapian
After much debate and procrastination I decided...

After much debate and procrastination I decided to start from scratch and added a 7" round headlight and Givi A210 windshield with homemade brackets:

<a...
Forum: Pacific Northwet - Where it's green. And wet. 02-04-2012, 02:06 AM
Replies: 190
Views: 17,765
Posted By kitsapian
crazy

This is turning out even nuttier than I thought it would.

I wonder if a little media attention would help. Seems like it's a story, given that thousands of riders will be affected by what appears...
Forum: Pacific Northwet - Where it's green. And wet. 02-03-2012, 08:40 AM
Replies: 190
Views: 17,765
Posted By kitsapian
Whoa, was that online or at an office? Mine...

Whoa, was that online or at an office? Mine renewal went straight through online after I hit a dead end with at the local office.
Forum: Thumpers 01-31-2012, 09:45 PM
Replies: 4,044
Views: 432,419
Posted By kitsapian
Ha! Gotta love the hippo hands :D I looked for...

Ha! Gotta love the hippo hands :D I looked for ATV fender bags at wally world the other day but they didn't have 'em. Look like a good way to go though.
Forum: Thumpers 01-31-2012, 08:46 PM
Replies: 4,044
Views: 432,419
Posted By kitsapian
Nice pics, wish it was 60s here, that's a few...

Nice pics, wish it was 60s here, that's a few months away.

What are you using for tank panniers? I've been poking around for some cheap options, seems like they'd have to be skinny or they'd...
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