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Forum: Australia 10-19-2011, 04:16 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 2,970
Posted By JakeCWU
As a watcher of the conversation, thanks for...

As a watcher of the conversation, thanks for everyone's input! I'm potentially moving to Perth with my family in June of 2012 on a 457 visa. It would appear as though I can convert my bike license...
Forum: Pacific Northwet - Where it's green. And wet. 07-28-2009, 05:51 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 2,351
Posted By JakeCWU
Thank you, thank you, thank you. G-

Thank you, thank you, thank you.

G-
Forum: Pacific Northwet - Where it's green. And wet. 07-27-2009, 09:49 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 2,351
Posted By JakeCWU
Any word on whether they're interested in doing...

Any word on whether they're interested in doing more and some contact info? Inquiring minds want to know. Pretty please? Also, are those the new boxes in the pic or are those a different brand for...
Forum: Pacific Northwet - Where it's green. And wet. 07-22-2009, 06:03 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 2,351
Posted By JakeCWU
Sweet G-

Sweet

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Forum: Pacific Northwet - Where it's green. And wet. 07-17-2009, 12:45 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 2,351
Posted By JakeCWU
Any chance the fabricator wants to build more? ...

Any chance the fabricator wants to build more? Where are they located?

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Forum: The Garage 06-28-2009, 11:32 AM
Replies: 6,069
Views: 2,624,658
Posted By JakeCWU
And, while I'm at it, I finally found time to ad...

And, while I'm at it, I finally found time to ad pics of my own humble cycle abode.

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Left side from the front:
http://i489.photobucket.com/albums/rr256/jakecwu/P6290022.jpg

Right side...
Forum: The Garage 06-28-2009, 10:07 AM
Replies: 6,069
Views: 2,624,658
Posted By JakeCWU
Wow!! Complete overreaction to a misunderstood...

Wow!! Complete overreaction to a misunderstood comment. I in no way meant to imply that you aren't entitled to what you've earned or that the United States' form of federal taxation isn't wasteful...
Forum: The Garage 06-26-2009, 07:46 AM
Replies: 6,069
Views: 2,624,658
Posted By JakeCWU
Seriously. I'm trying to feel bad for you. I...

Seriously. I'm trying to feel bad for you. I really really am.

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Forum: The Garage 06-04-2009, 05:11 PM
Replies: 6,069
Views: 2,624,658
Posted By JakeCWU
Holy shit! I'm quietly re-thinking my plan of...

Holy shit! I'm quietly re-thinking my plan of moving to the UK some day.

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Forum: The Garage 05-22-2009, 08:44 PM
Replies: 6,069
Views: 2,624,658
Posted By JakeCWU
Figure out how to add a second floor and RV bay,...

Figure out how to add a second floor and RV bay, and still make it look right and I'm in for sure.

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Forum: Europe 05-08-2009, 07:04 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,370
Posted By JakeCWU
Here here. My experience with the average...

Here here. My experience with the average European driver was enlightening. Everybody seems a bit more aggressive. But also a bit more conscientious, a bit more attentive, a bit more skilled, and...
Forum: Europe 05-04-2009, 05:46 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,370
Posted By JakeCWU
That sounds correct, but I can't be sure. I...

That sounds correct, but I can't be sure. I think it was listed on our satnav as A836, but again my memory escapes me. We were traveling that day between Killecrankie and the West Coast. It was a...
Forum: Europe 05-03-2009, 06:46 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,370
Posted By JakeCWU
An American's observation of "filtering"

I just returned home from a 3 week sojourn to the UK. Apart from wishing I had made a little ADV contact with locals before going it was a great trip, and I don't think the wife would have tolerated...
Forum: Pacific Northwet - Where it's green. And wet. 04-03-2009, 04:06 PM
Replies: 218
Views: 10,047
Posted By JakeCWU
Change O' Plans: I'll be there. :beer

Change O' Plans:

I'll be there. :beer
Forum: Pacific Northwet - Where it's green. And wet. 04-03-2009, 03:39 PM
Replies: 218
Views: 10,047
Posted By JakeCWU
Sorry fellas, prolly not tonight. Have one for...

Sorry fellas, prolly not tonight. Have one for me.

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Forum: Pacific Northwet - Where it's green. And wet. 03-18-2009, 09:21 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 490
Posted By JakeCWU
Sorry about that. I did and do love the Tav...

Sorry about that. I did and do love the Tav though. Go Super Mother. :beer

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Forum: Pacific Northwet - Where it's green. And wet. 03-17-2009, 01:13 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 490
Posted By JakeCWU
St. Patrick's Day in the NW

Hey all you locals,

Your local ADV piper (yours truly) will be playing at the Clover Leaf in Bremerton all night tonight. Come out for a pint and some good tunes. We'll be sharing the stage with...
Forum: Pacific Northwet - Where it's green. And wet. 03-16-2009, 05:53 PM
Replies: 218
Views: 10,047
Posted By JakeCWU
Hey all you Kitsappers, Your local ADV...

Hey all you Kitsappers,

Your local ADV piper (me) is going to be playing the Clover Leaf in Bremerton tomorrow night. Starting at 6:30, off and on all night. Come have a beer, listen to the...
Forum: The Garage 02-26-2009, 02:43 PM
Replies: 6,069
Views: 2,624,658
Posted By JakeCWU
Both great places. I noticed the seat right off...

Both great places. I noticed the seat right off looking at yours too. Robert's been great.

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Forum: The Garage 02-26-2009, 11:24 AM
Replies: 6,069
Views: 2,624,658
Posted By JakeCWU
Uber nice. Mine's not near the quality, but still...

Uber nice. Mine's not near the quality, but still a work in progress. This was a few months ago and we've done a bit since then.
...
Forum: The Garage 02-25-2009, 07:45 PM
Replies: 6,069
Views: 2,624,658
Posted By JakeCWU
That's not bad. What year's the XS?

That's not bad. What year's the XS?
Forum: Australia 02-22-2009, 03:41 PM
Replies: 78
Views: 5,583
Posted By JakeCWU
So they're just really smart wild dogs? How...

So they're just really smart wild dogs? How disappointing. I caught a bit of a quandary in one reply though. Dingoes are trapped for the pelts, but the government funds a release program? How...
Forum: Australia 02-21-2009, 03:48 PM
Replies: 78
Views: 5,583
Posted By JakeCWU
What the hell's a dingo?

I've been reading the scariest moments thread that got dumped from here into the basement and it lead me to an aussie 4X4 site. Lots of scary stories about dingos. What the hell is a dingo? I...
Forum: Old's Cool 02-12-2009, 08:44 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 996
Posted By JakeCWU
XS650 Ignition

Calling all XS650 "In the know" experts!! I've got a '79 XS650 that's being (slowly) transformed into a cafe bike. I recently discovered that the original engine had a hole in one of the pistons. ...
Forum: Pacific Northwet - Where it's green. And wet. 02-11-2009, 07:19 PM
Replies: 222
Views: 13,954
Posted By JakeCWU
Is the family course at least mildly challenging?...

Is the family course at least mildly challenging? My concern is that the family course will be too easy for her and the next up (?) will be to challenging. Decisions, decisions. And doing separate...
Forum: Pacific Northwet - Where it's green. And wet. 02-11-2009, 07:12 PM
Replies: 222
Views: 13,954
Posted By JakeCWU
I need opinions. Option A: Ditch the wife...

I need opinions.

Option A: Ditch the wife at home, load up the camping gear, ride over and do the DS course.

Option B: Load the camper on the truck, load the trailer on the truck, load...
Forum: Pacific Northwet - Where it's green. And wet. 02-06-2009, 03:24 PM
Replies: 218
Views: 10,047
Posted By JakeCWU
Terrible news. BillC? G-

Terrible news.

BillC?

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Forum: Pacific Northwet - Where it's green. And wet. 02-06-2009, 02:27 PM
Replies: 218
Views: 10,047
Posted By JakeCWU
Anyone going to be there tonight? 6 pm? 7 pm? ...

Anyone going to be there tonight? 6 pm? 7 pm? Bueller?

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Forum: The Garage 02-04-2009, 03:56 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,591
Posted By JakeCWU
Try EMS suppliers. They tend to be a bit more...

Try EMS suppliers. They tend to be a bit more expensive than Walgreens or any of the others but are built to last and come in any size you want.

The best I've found are produced by Firstline, at...
Forum: Pacific Northwet - Where it's green. And wet. 02-04-2009, 10:36 AM
Replies: 218
Views: 10,047
Posted By JakeCWU
I think I'm in for this Friday, barring any...

I think I'm in for this Friday, barring any unforeseen happenings.

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Forum: Parallel Universe 01-17-2009, 03:39 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,404
Posted By JakeCWU
On the nose. RW in Seattle. $11,400 is true...

On the nose. RW in Seattle. $11,400 is true OTD, tax and title included. I got a $7 check back too for overpaying on state registration. No negotiating on price as this was back in late...
Forum: Parallel Universe 01-17-2009, 11:48 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,404
Posted By JakeCWU
OTD $11,400. Everything but the alarm. G-

OTD $11,400. Everything but the alarm.

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Forum: The Garage 01-13-2009, 09:11 AM
Replies: 42
Views: 3,040
Posted By JakeCWU
:rofl and.... :ken

:rofl

and....
:ken
Forum: Beasts 01-11-2009, 05:59 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 989
Posted By JakeCWU
I had a different problem but a problem...

I had a different problem but a problem nonetheless with the install on my BMW. BUT.....Call hyperlites directly. I have never experienced such a good interaction with a vendor. I think I spent...
Forum: Beasts 01-10-2009, 09:10 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 6,188
Posted By JakeCWU
Little tough to see all the details and this was...

Little tough to see all the details and this was very much mid-project, but..... 1979 XS650, went with a metallic grey for the tank, fenders, side panels and seat. Crimson swingarm and racing...
Forum: Beasts 01-08-2009, 08:58 AM
Replies: 10,257
Views: 1,322,664
Posted By JakeCWU
:bow What do you think? Are you able to...

:bow

What do you think? Are you able to compare it to any of the other major adv bikes? Love it!

Part II: Among some more enthusiastic purveyors of vintage bikes, every time I brink up...
Forum: Beasts 01-07-2009, 06:41 PM
Replies: 10,257
Views: 1,322,664
Posted By JakeCWU
I had the opportunity to see/sit on one at the...

I had the opportunity to see/sit on one at the Seattle show. Not as pretty, IMHO, as the GS, but about 14,238 times more comfortable. At least for us short-legged Hobbit-meets-Mule types. At that...
Forum: Parallel Universe 01-07-2009, 06:35 PM
Replies: 535
Views: 223,496
Posted By JakeCWU
Ooops! Width actually should have been depth. ...

Ooops! Width actually should have been depth. Sorry. Good to know on the size though. In one of the pics, there's a pair of gloves to the far left (rear) of the case where it looks like they take...
Forum: Parallel Universe 01-06-2009, 10:34 PM
Replies: 535
Views: 223,496
Posted By JakeCWU
I was TOTALLY sold on the caribous until I saw...

I was TOTALLY sold on the caribous until I saw your pic. It looks like a pair of gloves just fits in the width of the case. Is this just a trick of the eye? Thanks.

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Forum: Parallel Universe 01-04-2009, 04:25 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 5,760
Posted By JakeCWU
And herein lies the problem...... G-

And herein lies the problem......

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