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Forum: Pacific Northwet - Where it's green. And wet. 08-25-2014, 09:13 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,095
Posted By WB-PDX
When I first came to Portland, I went somewhere...

When I first came to Portland, I went somewhere rural, because I was sure I would wind up working in a nearby suburb just based on where it seemed like the jobs were. Plus, I had spent nearly my...
Forum: Pacific Northwet - Where it's green. And wet. 08-22-2014, 09:28 PM
Replies: 9,720
Views: 2,043,066
Posted By WB-PDX
In poking around a little bit, this is actually a...

In poking around a little bit, this is actually a fairly common motorized bicycle project, and I think some of it is actually mass-produced. Most of them have legit brakes however, and not what seems...
Forum: Pacific Northwet - Where it's green. And wet. 08-22-2014, 08:55 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,095
Posted By WB-PDX
Absolutely! As long as you are working in or near...

Absolutely! As long as you are working in or near those suburbs/cities, they can make a lot of sense. Or, if you have a odd start/end time to your job.

But, either way, you'll miss out on some of...
Forum: Pacific Northwet - Where it's green. And wet. 08-22-2014, 03:05 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,095
Posted By WB-PDX
I bought a house 8 months ago because it was...

I bought a house 8 months ago because it was becoming impossible to find homes to rent that would allow the dog. That's with hounding rentals, finding them before they are on the market, and being an...
Forum: Pacific Northwet - Where it's green. And wet. 08-22-2014, 11:58 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,095
Posted By WB-PDX
http://www.portlandneighborhood.com/portland-neigh...

http://www.portlandneighborhood.com/portland-neighborhoods.html

Will give you some general information.

In my experience, and friend's experience, in the last 6 months, any home for sale in...
Forum: Pacific Northwet - Where it's green. And wet. 08-13-2014, 05:44 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 1,671
Posted By WB-PDX
Any of the paddle shops should have demo paddles...

Any of the paddle shops should have demo paddles (or new) that they will be willing to let you try. This is definitely a matter of personal preference, and that preference often changes on the...
Forum: Pacific Northwet - Where it's green. And wet. 08-11-2014, 08:41 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 1,671
Posted By WB-PDX
Royalex (plastic) is easy to fix with 3M MA300...

Royalex (plastic) is easy to fix with 3M MA300 two part epoxy. It takes minutes. If you've put a hole in one, it's probably because it fell off your car at 60+mph, and you likely have bigger...
Forum: Pacific Northwet - Where it's green. And wet. 08-10-2014, 09:09 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 1,671
Posted By WB-PDX
That's a great boat for your use, but you'll want...

That's a great boat for your use, but you'll want to watch the wind, or read up on the effect of moving the center of gravity on wind-age (You said you've sailed dinghy's, so you are probably all...
Forum: Pacific Northwet - Where it's green. And wet. 08-10-2014, 08:41 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 437
Posted By WB-PDX
Add a in-line fuel filter this time when you...

Add a in-line fuel filter this time when you clean the carb. They sell little generic ones at Cycle Gear for $3. You can also find them sometimes at O'Riely in the lawnmower section.

It won't...
Forum: Pacific Northwet - Where it's green. And wet. 08-10-2014, 07:43 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 1,671
Posted By WB-PDX
Well, for the same reason Kayaks don't have keels...

Well, for the same reason Kayaks don't have keels (although admittedly some have skegs and rudders.) :D

In a sailboat, a keel of some kind is required to keep the boat from being pushed sideways...
Forum: Pacific Northwet - Where it's green. And wet. 08-09-2014, 10:53 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 1,671
Posted By WB-PDX
If it is a basic tuffweave boat, and is newer and...

If it is a basic tuffweave boat, and is newer and in great shape, that's a good deal.
If it is older, and in fair shape, I would want to pay $600 or a little less.
If it is older, in good shape,...
Forum: Pacific Northwet - Where it's green. And wet. 08-09-2014, 03:40 PM
Replies: 9,720
Views: 2,043,066
Posted By WB-PDX
If legit and titled, this is an absurdly good...

If legit and titled, this is an absurdly good deal. But, this falls into the category of "too good to be true" for me...

EDIT: I did a google image search, and you'll find this bike was originally...
Forum: Pacific Northwet - Where it's green. And wet. 08-09-2014, 02:34 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 1,671
Posted By WB-PDX
I put myself through college selling and teaching...

I put myself through college selling and teaching canoeing and kayaking.

I've paddled over 100 different models of canoes and kayaks.

For what you are looking for, you don't need anything...
Forum: Pacific Northwet - Where it's green. And wet. 08-08-2014, 09:24 PM
Replies: 8,648
Sticky: PNW Flea Market
Views: 2,172,674
Posted By WB-PDX
WTB: A shitty garden tractor/lawn...

WTB:

A shitty garden tractor/lawn mower/three wheeler/four wheeler.

I need your shitty motorized, device that has three or more wheels.

Mowers do not need to have a deck.

I will use it...
Forum: Pacific Northwet - Where it's green. And wet. 08-05-2014, 10:21 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,303
Posted By WB-PDX
Sarcasm is a tough thing to understand. ...

Sarcasm is a tough thing to understand.

Someday you'll get it.
Forum: Pacific Northwet - Where it's green. And wet. 08-05-2014, 10:08 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,303
Posted By WB-PDX
That horse is brown.

That horse is brown.
Forum: Pacific Northwet - Where it's green. And wet. 08-04-2014, 08:50 PM
Replies: 9,720
Views: 2,043,066
Posted By WB-PDX
Good find.

Good find.
Forum: Pacific Northwet - Where it's green. And wet. 08-02-2014, 10:44 AM
Replies: 9,720
Views: 2,043,066
Posted By WB-PDX
Time capsule LC4 620 dual sport: ...

Time capsule LC4 620 dual sport:

http://portland.craigslist.org/clc/mcy/4583267233.html

http://images.craigslist.org/00000_d3L1CnDjRpK_600x450.jpg
Forum: Pacific Northwet - Where it's green. And wet. 07-31-2014, 12:53 PM
Replies: 9,720
Views: 2,043,066
Posted By WB-PDX
Sold a very similar one with more accessories for...

Sold a very similar one with more accessories for hundreds less, and mine didn't have a salvage title.

Also, I know a lot of people love these things, but I was not in any way impressed. It had a...
Forum: Pacific Northwet - Where it's green. And wet. 07-30-2014, 06:06 PM
Replies: 9,720
Views: 2,043,066
Posted By WB-PDX
I'm sure it wasn't a 1995 or 1996 model. I...

I'm sure it wasn't a 1995 or 1996 model.

I would buy another early one in a second, but only if it had the FD and transmission issues sorted.
Forum: Pacific Northwet - Where it's green. And wet. 07-24-2014, 10:11 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 331
Posted By WB-PDX
I know someone who is a mechanic here: ...

I know someone who is a mechanic here:

http://www.munichmotorworks.com/

He's also a motorcycle guy, and based on my time chatting with him, I trust this shop knows what they are doing. The...
Forum: Pacific Northwet - Where it's green. And wet. 07-19-2014, 07:48 PM
Replies: 9,720
Views: 2,043,066
Posted By WB-PDX
I've never seen these (looks home-made,) but...

I've never seen these (looks home-made,) but that's not a terrible idea!

Also, if that bike is as clean/nice as it looks, that will make someone a really nice machine for the money.
Forum: Pacific Northwet - Where it's green. And wet. 07-19-2014, 07:46 PM
Replies: 9,720
Views: 2,043,066
Posted By WB-PDX
I don't think that's a reasonable price; just...

I don't think that's a reasonable price; just throwing that out there because he seems so firm. I've sold two high mile 1100/1150s that seem like they were probably in better mechanical condition,...
Forum: Pacific Northwet - Where it's green. And wet. 07-16-2014, 03:30 PM
Replies: 9,720
Views: 2,043,066
Posted By WB-PDX
Are you serious? Those are palm trees in the...

Are you serious?

Those are palm trees in the background, and not the ratty ones we grow in Portland.

The price is too good to be true.

This is a scam.
Forum: Pacific Northwet - Where it's green. And wet. 06-17-2014, 06:46 AM
Replies: 8,648
Sticky: PNW Flea Market
Views: 2,172,674
Posted By WB-PDX
I have two long-shaft motors that would be...

I have two long-shaft motors that would be excellent for the above boat. It will be about a month before I am ready to sell one of them however.

Both two stroke, both with new fuel lines, carb...
Forum: Pacific Northwet - Where it's green. And wet. 06-06-2014, 10:01 PM
Replies: 9,720
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Posted By WB-PDX
Anyone else remember 10 years ago when you could...

Anyone else remember 10 years ago when you could buy as many of these as you wanted for $500 each in similar shape to these? :lol3
Forum: Pacific Northwet - Where it's green. And wet. 05-30-2014, 05:45 PM
Replies: 9,720
Views: 2,043,066
Posted By WB-PDX
Has been for sale at that price for a very long...

Has been for sale at that price for a very long time. At least 8 months.
Forum: Pacific Northwet - Where it's green. And wet. 05-17-2014, 11:37 PM
Replies: 9,720
Views: 2,043,066
Posted By WB-PDX
How is that all original??? Do people just not...

How is that all original??? Do people just not know what that phrase means?
Forum: Pacific Northwet - Where it's green. And wet. 05-08-2014, 06:30 PM
Replies: 9,720
Views: 2,043,066
Posted By WB-PDX
What. Those DOHC 750s are not cool, not fun...

What.

Those DOHC 750s are not cool, not fun to work on, not good looking, and not worth $900 disassembled.
Forum: Pacific Northwet - Where it's green. And wet. 05-07-2014, 07:38 PM
Replies: 9,720
Views: 2,043,066
Posted By WB-PDX
I see some missing parts that are going to have...

I see some missing parts that are going to have to be sourced, and a bunch of effort to exert, for a bike that isn't all that special. aside from the fact that a bunch of ebay cafe parts are bolted...
Forum: Pacific Northwet - Where it's green. And wet. 05-07-2014, 07:33 PM
Replies: 9,720
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Posted By WB-PDX
100% agree. You can get so much more bike for $4k.

100% agree. You can get so much more bike for $4k.
Forum: Pacific Northwet - Where it's green. And wet. 05-01-2014, 09:55 PM
Replies: 9,720
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Posted By WB-PDX
Evans Brasfield is an incredibly poor writer and...

Evans Brasfield is an incredibly poor writer and should not be allowed near a keyboard again. This reads like a middle school book report.
Forum: Pacific Northwet - Where it's green. And wet. 04-20-2014, 08:57 PM
Replies: 9,720
Views: 2,043,066
Posted By WB-PDX
That's probably the best looking K bike I have...

That's probably the best looking K bike I have ever seen.

The power of the pin stripe!
Forum: Pacific Northwet - Where it's green. And wet. 04-10-2014, 07:58 PM
Replies: 74
Views: 3,137
Posted By WB-PDX
If you are really looking to move here, start by...

If you are really looking to move here, start by looking at rents on craigslist and focus your time in Portland hanging out in the hoods you can afford.

Portland's rental (and buying) market is...
Forum: Pacific Northwet - Where it's green. And wet. 04-09-2014, 12:06 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 581
Posted By WB-PDX
If you've done Team Oregon, your best bet is to...

If you've done Team Oregon, your best bet is to just get on with it. I know when I went from parking lot -> MSF -> street, it was very intimidating, and I spent a lot of time thinking about *where* I...
Forum: Pacific Northwet - Where it's green. And wet. 04-07-2014, 12:25 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 1,884
Posted By WB-PDX
I'm right in your neck of SE, just not that deep....

I'm right in your neck of SE, just not that deep. I kept my eyes out for it this weekend.

If it is still as clean as it is in the photo, it is clear to me why they wanted it. As pointed out, this...
Forum: Pacific Northwet - Where it's green. And wet. 04-07-2014, 09:10 AM
Replies: 9,720
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Posted By WB-PDX
The tires are painted! This has to be a joke...

The tires are painted! This has to be a joke...
Forum: Pacific Northwet - Where it's green. And wet. 04-07-2014, 09:09 AM
Replies: 9,720
Views: 2,043,066
Posted By WB-PDX
It replaced the SV in 2009 in the US. In other...

It replaced the SV in 2009 in the US. In other parts of the world the SV650 went on for a while longer.

And yes, that's exactly what Suzuki was doing. So, for three years we didn't get any Galdius...
Forum: Pacific Northwet - Where it's green. And wet. 04-05-2014, 05:34 PM
Replies: 9,720
Views: 2,043,066
Posted By WB-PDX
Because they are? They sold incredibly well...

Because they are?

They sold incredibly well but weren't imported in big numbers; most dealers had them sold before they could even put them on the showroom floor.

Then, Suzuki stopped...
Forum: Pacific Northwet - Where it's green. And wet. 04-04-2014, 01:13 PM
Replies: 9,720
Views: 2,043,066
Posted By WB-PDX
I'd rather have this one. I've heard from many...

I'd rather have this one. I've heard from many that these 350s are great all-arounders.
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