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Forum: Pacific Northwet - Where it's green. And wet. 05-03-2014, 08:01 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 634
Posted By shojimon
Rich's in Kingston has done several seats for...

Rich's in Kingston has done several seats for wife and I- We have been very pleased.
Forum: Pacific Northwet - Where it's green. And wet. 04-03-2014, 09:21 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,058
Posted By shojimon
There is more riding over on the east side, I...

There is more riding over on the east side, I think- Bainbridge Is as far as I know has no place to ride off road. Tahuya is a public off road park, but it is a haul to get there over the Agate Pass...
Forum: Thumpers 03-22-2014, 07:20 PM
Replies: 99,826
Views: 19,144,766
Posted By shojimon
Yeah, I believe it- is the cable soldered as well...

Yeah, I believe it- is the cable soldered as well as crimped? Bad ju-ju to do that- copper hardens when heated and cooled slow, the opposite of steel. I have seen harley battery cables broken off...
Forum: Thumpers 03-21-2014, 01:50 PM
Replies: 523
Views: 47,977
Posted By shojimon
To the OP- I suggested this to the DR650 crowd-...

To the OP- I suggested this to the DR650 crowd- how about a new generation DR650-? nobody thought it was a good idea, they went on about what a great bike it was and any changes would add cost,...
Forum: Thumpers 03-07-2014, 02:07 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 869
Posted By shojimon
10" over springer, you can get 'em off old...

10" over springer, you can get 'em off old choppers on CL...:D
Forum: Thumpers 03-07-2014, 02:06 PM
Replies: 158
Views: 6,523
Posted By shojimon
If you are a biz owner now, you are WAY ahead of...

If you are a biz owner now, you are WAY ahead of the game moving wise, because you have the skill set to develop another business-and this will allow you to live where you want- especially if you can...
Forum: Equipment 03-04-2014, 04:56 PM
Replies: 159
Views: 29,081
Posted By shojimon
I did some boot fitting today- the Alpinestar...

I did some boot fitting today- the Alpinestar Toucan, and Sidi Discovery and Adventure.

I have high instep, medium width toe and narrow heel and ankle.

The alpinestars fit much better-...
Forum: Equipment 03-04-2014, 08:53 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 2,229
Posted By shojimon
You eloquently describe a condition known among...

You eloquently describe a condition known among professionals as "OBT" :D (over boot top)
Forum: Thumpers 02-28-2014, 08:30 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 5,074
Posted By shojimon
The Husky Terra 650 was getting very close to...

The Husky Terra 650 was getting very close to what I want to buy- about 50 lbs too heavy and no antilock brakes... but the concept was perfect for me, an old guy who grew up on OSSA's etc- I don't...
Forum: Ride reports 10-20-2013, 10:08 PM
Replies: 817
Views: 297,590
Posted By shojimon
You have some whacked out notion we don't like...

You have some whacked out notion we don't like art? Link us up!
Forum: Ride reports 10-17-2013, 09:35 PM
Replies: 76
Views: 11,447
Posted By shojimon
If you happen to be on MT89 coming back, there is...

If you happen to be on MT89 coming back, there is an excellent cafe in the farming town of Fairfield- at least there was a few years ago- they had rustic furniture for sale in one half of the place,...
Forum: Old's Cool 09-01-2013, 08:13 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 5,491
Posted By shojimon
I have been many times- it is a cool event- I...

I have been many times- it is a cool event- I think the reason they don't publish the date is to try to limit the numbers of bikes- not some grudge against anyone- it is a small island, serviced...
Forum: Old's Cool 09-01-2013, 07:59 PM
Replies: 2,494
Views: 586,499
Posted By shojimon
How bad is the motor? I got mine toasted once...

How bad is the motor? I got mine toasted once by lending it to a friend who did not realize there was a petcock per cylinder and ran it dry on one side, seizing the bearings.
Forum: Old's Cool 09-01-2013, 07:56 PM
Replies: 2,494
Views: 586,499
Posted By shojimon
I used to have a yankee z a long time ago- bought...

I used to have a yankee z a long time ago- bought it new from the dealer.:D
So- do you have all the parts for the one in boxes ? Headlight, speedo, exhaust etc? All the weird unobtainium bits? Is...
Forum: Pacific Northwet - Where it's green. And wet. 08-25-2013, 10:52 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,285
Posted By shojimon
I am just north , in Olalla- not much riding...

I am just north , in Olalla- not much riding right now as work is eating all the slack my tennis elbow has- trying to take it easy so the damn thing heals.
It is always worth a PM or a post...
Forum: Pacific Northwet - Where it's green. And wet. 08-25-2013, 10:38 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 677
Posted By shojimon
Thanks- I will check out Brothers- I heard that...

Thanks- I will check out Brothers- I heard that Max Rpm stopped working on bikes?
Forum: Pacific Northwet - Where it's green. And wet. 08-15-2013, 01:48 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 802
Posted By shojimon
How rough a ride is it? All single track boulder...

How rough a ride is it? All single track boulder gardens and bottom pits of mud? Or can an old guy with moderate riding skills do it on a DR650?
Forum: Pacific Northwet - Where it's green. And wet. 08-14-2013, 12:44 PM
Replies: 59
Views: 6,710
Posted By shojimon
[/COLOR] Yep- did that once myself-...

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Yep- did that once myself- vicegrips ROCK!
Forum: Pacific Northwet - Where it's green. And wet. 08-14-2013, 12:28 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,341
Posted By shojimon
I live in the west Puget Sound-Kitsap county. It...

I live in the west Puget Sound-Kitsap county. It used to be quiet thirty years ago. Now it is getting over run. The dry side east of the Cascades, or Spokane- or Idaho would be my choice. One thing...
Forum: Thumpers 08-10-2013, 05:43 PM
Replies: 59
Views: 3,776
Posted By shojimon
sounds like you are making a big shift- depending...

sounds like you are making a big shift- depending on the dirt-street ratio you may want to try that V Strom too- a really nice bike, but not as much of a trail machine.
Forum: Pacific Northwet - Where it's green. And wet. 07-17-2013, 05:18 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 677
Posted By shojimon
Skilled dyno tech in Bremerton or Port Orchard WA area?

Just put a TM40 Mikuni pumper on the DR650 and would like to run it on a dyno and do a fuel/air mixture check. But I want to make sure I get a good tech to do it. Any recommendations (or warnings)...
Forum: Day Trippin' 05-23-2013, 08:31 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,171
Posted By shojimon
Thanks for putting this up - very interesting. ...

Thanks for putting this up - very interesting. Please post more on riding in Kenya.
Forum: Equipment 07-28-2010, 07:04 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 2,898
Posted By shojimon
I found climbing steep terrain, the tank bag...

I found climbing steep terrain, the tank bag interfered with being able to get my weight forward enough=had to take it off and bungee it to the rear . Never had a problem on smooth ground though....
Forum: Pacific Northwet - Where it's green. And wet. 07-18-2010, 09:37 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 960
Posted By shojimon
Twisp is a good place to stop for the night, plus...

Twisp is a good place to stop for the night, plus they have a pub right on the river, good beer and food.
Forum: Pacific Northwet - Where it's green. And wet. 07-18-2010, 09:34 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 695
Posted By shojimon
Several years ago I went there, they had a Duc...

Several years ago I went there, they had a Duc monster that had been in inventory for years-literally. They had dropped the price to some low figure the week before, so I came in to make a deal. Had...
Forum: Pacific Northwet - Where it's green. And wet. 09-21-2009, 01:20 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 2,380
Posted By shojimon
Thanks for the pics of the "hard" section. Glad I...

Thanks for the pics of the "hard" section. Glad I took the easy route, I think that would have been the end for my old bod and DR650!
Forum: Pacific Northwet - Where it's green. And wet. 09-19-2009, 08:41 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 2,380
Posted By shojimon
Anybody know whether this ride is north or south...

Anybody know whether this ride is north or south of the freeway? I am printing up some area maps - is it going to be the Manastash ridge area? Thanks!
Forum: Pacific Northwet - Where it's green. And wet. 08-18-2009, 04:24 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,131
Posted By shojimon
Thanks- that was fun to see!

Thanks- that was fun to see!
Forum: Northeast - Greater Flugistan and home of the carpet baggers. 08-17-2009, 08:11 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 340
Posted By shojimon
Oh man. That is way worse than I expected. SOB's...

Oh man. That is way worse than I expected. SOB's locked out all the state land, eh?.
Forum: Northeast - Greater Flugistan and home of the carpet baggers. 08-17-2009, 02:11 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 340
Posted By shojimon
CT riders- Mishomasic state forest open?

Just wondering, in the early seventies I rode there a lot, around S. Glastonbury, E.Hampton, etc. Usually on an Ossa 250. Wondering if it is still open for riding. We used to ride all morning,...
Forum: Pacific Northwet - Where it's green. And wet. 08-17-2009, 12:23 PM
Replies: 70
Views: 5,192
Posted By shojimon
Rich did the seat on my ZRX- I like it-a lot. ...

Rich did the seat on my ZRX- I like it-a lot. It is not as wide as a cruiser seat, so there is a lot less area to support my butt, so the fit is even more important. I like to get off every...
Forum: Pacific Northwet - Where it's green. And wet. 08-17-2009, 09:53 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,131
Posted By shojimon
I am sure snootleather, steven or davea will be...

I am sure snootleather, steven or davea will be along in a bit to post pics..!..
Hopefully snootleather got me almost losing it going up to dusk point- the combination of new dirt rider, brush...
Forum: Pacific Northwet - Where it's green. And wet. 08-16-2009, 06:39 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,131
Posted By shojimon
Well that was fun! 9 to 6:30- thanks be to the...

Well that was fun! 9 to 6:30- thanks be to the airhawk!
Forum: Pacific Northwet - Where it's green. And wet. 08-16-2009, 08:05 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,131
Posted By shojimon
see ya there, I will be on a black dr650.

see ya there, I will be on a black dr650.
Forum: Pacific Northwet - Where it's green. And wet. 08-16-2009, 07:22 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,131
Posted By shojimon
You guys want some company?

You guys want some company?
Forum: Pacific Northwet - Where it's green. And wet. 07-31-2009, 06:51 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,469
Posted By shojimon
Yeah, the nice ones scare me the most- it does...

Yeah, the nice ones scare me the most- it does not make any difference if the totally unpredictable idiot was being nice or not, he/she is still a totally unpredictable idiot.

I do not get...
Forum: Road warriors 07-26-2009, 09:06 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 891
Posted By shojimon
I ride a ZRX 1200. 80 ft lb's torque ,115 hp, 50...

I ride a ZRX 1200. 80 ft lb's torque ,115 hp, 50 mpg with stock exhaust. 530 lbs wet, 190 mile range with an easy hand. Put higher bars on it with SS lines, Buell pegs to lower pegs 1", and took off...
Forum: Pacific Northwet - Where it's green. And wet. 07-25-2009, 04:45 PM
Replies: 85
Views: 3,912
Posted By shojimon
I can vouch for Jeannie Mucklestone for traffic...

I can vouch for Jeannie Mucklestone for traffic offenses. #1 !
Forum: Pacific Northwet - Where it's green. And wet. 07-17-2009, 07:01 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 533
Posted By shojimon
What Crazybrit said- Jump off the freeway from...

What Crazybrit said- Jump off the freeway from Boise at Baker Cty Ore, go west -on 7 to John Day and north on 395 to Ukiah, or go over the mountains past Anthony Lakes on the FS rd to Ukiah- from...
Forum: Thumpers 12-31-2007, 11:34 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 489
Posted By shojimon
Happy Trails on DR650 -how wide?

Thinking about the Happy trails hard cases on my DR650- Since the muffler makes the bike wider on the right side, it seems like a 9" wide case on the left, and a 7" case on the right would have the...
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