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Forum: Thumpers 12-17-2014, 06:00 PM
Replies: 102,461
Views: 20,076,835
Posted By NWBoon
Congratulations on your new DR650! You bought a...

Congratulations on your new DR650! You bought a really well built motorcycle.

DRV helped me with my DR Project and every time I ride my DR650 that he built for me, I get a huge smile. He has...
Forum: Day Trippin' 11-19-2014, 04:47 PM
Replies: 83
Views: 6,431
Posted By NWBoon
Thanks for the offer CB! I'll try to make it out...

Thanks for the offer CB! I'll try to make it out there next summer. I'm trying to balance my hobby of exploring on my DR and being a Dad to two young daughters (3yo and 1yo). Fortunately I was...
Forum: Day Trippin' 11-19-2014, 11:46 AM
Replies: 83
Views: 6,431
Posted By NWBoon
Thanks for posting the pictures and the links!...

Thanks for posting the pictures and the links! I'd love to explore the Northern Idaho area on my DR.
Forum: Thumpers 11-15-2014, 10:43 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 635
Posted By NWBoon
Thanks Trailrider, my google search skills needs...

Thanks Trailrider, my google search skills needs improvement.
Forum: Thumpers 11-15-2014, 09:31 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 635
Posted By NWBoon
Thanks Beta450! I take it you're pretty happy...

Thanks Beta450! I take it you're pretty happy with your 450 RS.
Forum: Day Trippin' 11-15-2014, 06:02 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 865
Posted By NWBoon
More awesome RF videos! Thanks Chris, these were...

More awesome RF videos! Thanks Chris, these were just what I needed for a cold Pacific Northwest weekend.
Forum: Thumpers 11-15-2014, 04:26 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 635
Posted By NWBoon
Beta RS Dual Sports

Does anyone have experience(s) and/or opinion(s) about the Beta dual sport motorcycles? Specifically the newer models with the Beta engines. I'm interested to hear about people's experiences...
Forum: Thumpers 10-04-2014, 12:30 PM
Replies: 92
Views: 17,587
Posted By NWBoon
Thanks for documenting and sharing your project...

Thanks for documenting and sharing your project Master Marine! You built an awesome dual sport motorcycle and it has motivated me to start saving up for a KTM.

I'm trying to decide between the 350...
Forum: Pacific Northwet - Where it's green. And wet. 09-21-2014, 10:01 PM
Replies: 9,045
Sticky: PNW Flea Market
Views: 2,309,477
Posted By NWBoon
2012 Yamaha XT250 in Seattle

1023 miles, original owner, stock, Immix Racing rear cargo rack, garage kept. Oil and filter changed at 571 and 998 miles. Asking $3800.
...
Forum: Thumpers 09-19-2014, 09:23 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 2,314
Posted By NWBoon
I'm fairly new to riding off pavement and was...

I'm fairly new to riding off pavement and was able to find a 2005 DR650 with 5800 miles for sale last spring. The 58 year old original owner took very good care of it and the bike came lowered using...
Forum: Thumpers 09-11-2014, 10:28 PM
Replies: 1,705
Views: 376,325
Posted By NWBoon
Lake Cushman, WA ...

Lake Cushman, WA

http://cboon.smugmug.com/Travel/AltRider-Hoh-Ride-2014/i-bLHGJNT/0/L/DSC03964-L.jpg
Forum: Ride reports 09-08-2014, 11:13 PM
Replies: 184
Views: 34,150
Posted By NWBoon
Thanks for posting another great Ride Report...

Thanks for posting another great Ride Report Jordan. This adventure is epic!
Forum: Pacific Northwet - Where it's green. And wet. 09-02-2014, 03:14 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 3,184
Posted By NWBoon
I called and spoke with a guy from their service...

I called and spoke with a guy from their service department last Saturday. He didn't know if someone else might try to buy the business. I hope someone steps in and purchases Aurora Suzuki, I own 2...
Forum: Vendors 09-01-2014, 05:07 PM
Replies: 1,174
Views: 166,006
Posted By NWBoon
AUX LED's on a DR650

Here are some pictures of a pair of 2" 10 watt Round LED Light Next Generation Prime that I mounted on my DR650. These lights are unbelievable and they look and feel "high quality." Since I'm...
Forum: Pacific Northwet - Where it's green. And wet. 08-27-2014, 11:24 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 3,474
Posted By NWBoon
Here are some pics that my friend and I took. I...

Here are some pics that my friend and I took. I had a fantastic weekend at this event; we rode in/through an amazing area and had great weather. It was also nice meeting other like minded people...
Forum: 2 smokers 08-15-2014, 11:08 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 4,055
Posted By NWBoon
Thanks for the review B1. I've never...

Thanks for the review B1.

I've never owned or really ridden a two stroke (a college roommate had a 1983/84 Yamaha RZ350 that I rode a few times but that can't be compared to these three KTM's)...
Forum: Vendors 08-07-2014, 08:30 PM
Replies: 315
Views: 43,660
Posted By NWBoon
I changed the oil and filter on my 2005 DR650...

I changed the oil and filter on my 2005 DR650 using the 10W40 and went on a 3 day, 767 mile ride from Seattle to the Columbia River Gorge and back during the second weekend of July. The temperature...
Forum: Thumpers 08-05-2014, 09:07 PM
Replies: 82
Views: 8,521
Posted By NWBoon
Thanks for posting your question JustKip. I'm...

Thanks for posting your question JustKip. I'm kind of in a similar situation but with a DR650 set up for light touring/camping and recovering from a bad crash that happened last summer that...
Forum: Pacific Northwet - Where it's green. And wet. 08-01-2014, 08:58 PM
Replies: 9,045
Sticky: PNW Flea Market
Views: 2,309,477
Posted By NWBoon
Errhead, you built an awesome DR! GLWS, my timing...

Errhead, you built an awesome DR! GLWS, my timing was off by a year a a couple of months. Bought my 2005 DR650 during March 2013 and was hoping to find a DR like yours.
Forum: Thumpers 07-20-2014, 11:07 PM
Replies: 1,705
Views: 376,325
Posted By NWBoon
Near the Columbia River in the town of Bingen,...

Near the Columbia River in the town of Bingen, WA.

http://http://cboon.smugmug.com/Travel/Travel-2/i-wzXD3vF/0/L/CIMG0543-L.jpg
Forum: Thumpers 07-05-2014, 11:32 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,993
Posted By NWBoon
That was funny! Thanks for the Saturday morning...

That was funny! Thanks for the Saturday morning laugh PlateDirtBike.
Forum: Pics, pics, pics... 07-05-2014, 09:11 AM
Replies: 474
Views: 115,637
Posted By NWBoon
Grand Coulee Dam, WA

http://cboon.smugmug.com/Travel/Rehab-Ride-June-2014/i-zRXgBdn/0/L/DSC03868-L.jpg (http://cboon.smugmug.com/Travel/Rehab-Ride-June-2014/42556433_bVbNQw#!i=3350982972&k=zRXgBdn&lb=1&s=A)
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Forum: Thumpers 06-29-2014, 10:17 PM
Replies: 1,705
Views: 376,325
Posted By NWBoon
Went on a 739 mile ride from Seattle to Eastern...

Went on a 739 mile ride from Seattle to Eastern Washington last weekend (Seattle - Winthrop - Republic).

http://cboon.smugmug.com/Travel/Rehab-Ride-June-2014/i-8pFFxtN/0/L/DSC03864-L.jpg
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Forum: Thumpers 06-28-2014, 08:56 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 653
Posted By NWBoon
I have the SC low seat on my DR650 and I just...

I have the SC low seat on my DR650 and I just took it on a 739 mile three day tour last weekend. Mostly pavement on various types of roads. No issues and I was able to move/shift my body when...
Forum: Day Trippin' 06-08-2014, 01:55 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 4,469
Posted By NWBoon
Thank you! Excellent pictures, maps, and RR.

Thank you! Excellent pictures, maps, and RR.
Forum: Vendors 06-05-2014, 05:04 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,951
Posted By NWBoon
I just placed an order for the DR650 fender brace...

I just placed an order for the DR650 fender brace and steel side stand foot pad. I'm in Seattle.
Forum: Thumpers 05-26-2014, 09:09 AM
Replies: 3,086
Views: 463,881
Posted By NWBoon
Great write up, thanks!

Great write up, thanks!
Forum: Vendors 05-22-2014, 10:16 PM
Replies: 762
Views: 164,206
Posted By NWBoon
Hi Steve, I just placed my order. We had to use a...

Hi Steve, I just placed my order. We had to use a stick last year when one guy in our riding group got a flat up in the Olympic Mountains in WA (I'm in Seattle). This year we'll be fully prepared...
Forum: Vendors 05-22-2014, 09:42 PM
Replies: 315
Views: 43,660
Posted By NWBoon
Just ordered! I'm looking forward to using this...

Just ordered! I'm looking forward to using this oil since this will be the switch to synthetic.
Forum: Vendors 05-22-2014, 07:41 AM
Replies: 315
Views: 43,660
Posted By NWBoon
Thanks for the quick response! I live in Seattle...

Thanks for the quick response! I live in Seattle and ride in the Olympic and Cascade Mountains. Mainly forest service roads at slow to medium speeds and the temperatures will be between 45 and 85...
Forum: Vendors 05-21-2014, 10:35 PM
Replies: 315
Views: 43,660
Posted By NWBoon
Hi Bern, do you have 10W40 in stock? After...

Hi Bern, do you have 10W40 in stock? After reading this thread, I'd like to try this oil in my DR650. I also think it's great that your business supports keeping trails open.

Chris
Forum: Day Trippin' 05-10-2014, 10:37 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,680
Posted By NWBoon
Great ride report and pics, thanks for posting!

Great ride report and pics, thanks for posting!
Forum: Face plant 12-07-2013, 08:57 AM
Replies: 45
Views: 12,834
Posted By NWBoon
Thanks for sharing your experience 2handedSpey. ...

Thanks for sharing your experience 2handedSpey.

I fractured my ankle and fibula, and injured the ligaments in my right leg this past August up in the Olympic National Forest on my DR650 and it's...
Forum: Pacific Northwet - Where it's green. And wet. 11-10-2013, 03:35 PM
Replies: 54
Views: 4,987
Posted By NWBoon
Sorry to hear about your stolen Husky. I'll keep...

Sorry to hear about your stolen Husky. I'll keep an eye out here in West Seattle.
Forum: Pacific Northwet - Where it's green. And wet. 11-09-2013, 07:25 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 2,671
Posted By NWBoon
Sorry to hear about your KTM, I hate thieves and...

Sorry to hear about your KTM, I hate thieves and hope they get caught. I have a set of almost new Shinko 244 tires that I took off my DR650. The tires came with the bike but I just could't get...
Forum: Pacific Northwet - Where it's green. And wet. 10-24-2013, 04:52 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 4,446
Posted By NWBoon
Good luck!

Good luck!
Forum: Face plant 10-11-2013, 06:15 PM
Replies: 236
Views: 72,497
Posted By NWBoon
NJ-Brett, your statement is very accurate! I plan...

NJ-Brett, your statement is very accurate! I plan on using my XT250 as my "rehab" bike.
Forum: Face plant 10-02-2013, 03:09 PM
Replies: 236
Views: 72,497
Posted By NWBoon
PETDOC, thanks for starting this thread, Eyes...

PETDOC, thanks for starting this thread, Eyes Shut for sending me the link, and thank you to all the others who shared their experiences.

I crashed my DR650 on August 24th which resulted in a...
Forum: Face plant 09-30-2013, 10:22 AM
Replies: 169
Views: 41,769
Posted By NWBoon
Thanks for the replies Shadow 9er and Eyes Shut....

Thanks for the replies Shadow 9er and Eyes Shut. The links were also very informative, thanks for sharing them with me.

I was introduced to dual sport riding in 2009, went on my first adventure...
Forum: Ride reports 09-28-2013, 01:01 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 4,746
Posted By NWBoon
Great ride report and pictures! Thanks for...

Great ride report and pictures! Thanks for posting, I'm in Seattle and interested in exploring this area.
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