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Forum: Vendors 02-19-2014, 04:31 PM
Replies: 660
Views: 75,424
Posted By surferdude
Does anyone have these and if so, what do you think?

I am thinking of picking up a set of these for my BMW800GS and wanted to see if anyone has any real world reviews of these Panniers.

I am currently using soft bags from Wolfman and thinking of...
Forum: Pacific Northwet - Where it's green. And wet. 12-09-2013, 05:07 PM
Replies: 98
Views: 6,864
Posted By surferdude
Big Bikes Rule

That is so frickin awesome.
Forum: Pacific Northwet - Where it's green. And wet. 12-04-2013, 12:37 PM
Replies: 595
Views: 30,360
Posted By surferdude
Forum: Pacific Northwet - Where it's green. And wet. 10-18-2013, 04:28 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 605
Posted By surferdude
Does anyone one if the short loop would be big...

Does anyone one if the short loop would be big bike friendly? I am thinking of riding my 800GS over and doing the short loop. If not I may truck over the Husaberg but I am itching for a big bike...
Forum: Pacific Northwet - Where it's green. And wet. 08-01-2013, 11:41 AM
Replies: 3,291
Views: 186,625
Posted By surferdude
I am out

Out of town on vacation on the east coast.
Forum: Pacific Northwet - Where it's green. And wet. 06-19-2013, 10:07 PM
Replies: 3,291
Views: 186,625
Posted By surferdude
I am out tomorrow night - I have a bunch of my...

I am out tomorrow night - I have a bunch of my team in town for some training. But we hit the collective tonight and it was a lot less crowded than Thursday night. Thanks to my ADV friends I turned...
Forum: Pacific Northwet - Where it's green. And wet. 06-18-2013, 10:17 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 523
Posted By surferdude
It looked familiar - thought it might be the...

It looked familiar - thought it might be the North Fork forest service road. How were the potholes?
Forum: Pacific Northwet - Where it's green. And wet. 06-17-2013, 10:23 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 523
Posted By surferdude
what forest service road were you riding?

what forest service road were you riding?
Forum: Pacific Northwet - Where it's green. And wet. 06-17-2013, 04:58 PM
Replies: 3,291
Views: 186,625
Posted By surferdude
I am more than happy to extend showers and a bed...

I am more than happy to extend showers and a bed to some friends who I have met in my short time in Washington. Alex is on that short list. And I am not embarrased to sleep in comfort at an ADV...
Forum: Pacific Northwet - Where it's green. And wet. 06-17-2013, 01:26 PM
Replies: 3,291
Views: 186,625
Posted By surferdude
For the Rally will there be room to park a motor...

For the Rally will there be room to park a motor home?
Forum: Pacific Northwet - Where it's green. And wet. 06-14-2013, 04:13 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 752
Posted By surferdude
But he can still drink

Having Pete on the sidelines has increased our drinking...together. The advantage of having a riding buddy in the same hood increases or ability to get together and knock back a few pints.

We...
Forum: Pacific Northwet - Where it's green. And wet. 06-11-2013, 10:29 PM
Replies: 8,149
Sticky: PNW Flea Market
Views: 2,026,340
Posted By surferdude
Pirelli Scorpion Trail Take Off's

I have a set of Pirelli Scorpion Trail take-off's with 50 miles on them so they are virtually new. Came of my 2011 BMW F800GS and when I bought the bike used earlier this year the tires came with...
Forum: Pacific Northwet - Where it's green. And wet. 05-29-2013, 09:21 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 417
Posted By surferdude
Redfish Lake is my favorite camping spot in Idaho...

Redfish Lake is my favorite camping spot in Idaho in the Sawtooth Mtns. It is south of Stanley and there is a ton of great single track. It is not KOA but it is also not what I would consider...
Forum: Pacific Northwet - Where it's green. And wet. 05-08-2013, 01:16 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,196
Posted By surferdude
Here is my first love - this was my first real...

Here is my first love - this was my first real dirt bike (I had a Trail 70 before this) and the first bike I lined up on a MX track on and got the racing bug. I should have never let my dad sell it...
Forum: Pacific Northwet - Where it's green. And wet. 05-03-2013, 09:03 AM
Replies: 3,291
Views: 186,625
Posted By surferdude
I was intending to come but by the end of the day...

I was intending to come but by the end of the day I was spent. I started walking around the office without the cane and didn't have any energy to make it to CB's. May be able to make it to Matador...
Forum: Pacific Northwet - Where it's green. And wet. 05-02-2013, 10:01 AM
Replies: 3,291
Views: 186,625
Posted By surferdude
CB's works for me - I have not been there yet so...

CB's works for me - I have not been there yet so that will be good.
Forum: Pacific Northwet - Where it's green. And wet. 05-01-2013, 04:44 PM
Replies: 3,291
Views: 186,625
Posted By surferdude
I have graduated from crutches to a cane so I am...

I have graduated from crutches to a cane so I am in. I know I missed the Collective last week and I know everyone may not want to go there 2 weeks in a row but I vote for the Collective.
Forum: Pacific Northwet - Where it's green. And wet. 04-30-2013, 01:11 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,452
Posted By surferdude
This area is big bike friendly. Pete showed me...

This area is big bike friendly. Pete showed me this area on my first ride on my new (to me) 800GS. We got turned around on the way to Lake Cavanaugh by snow and ended up playing around this area...
Forum: Pacific Northwet - Where it's green. And wet. 04-22-2013, 02:40 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 2,684
Posted By surferdude
If I didn't have a shiny new hip implant I would...

If I didn't have a shiny new hip implant I would join you. That makes 3 riding partner's from the Muk. I also have an 800GS and ride with Pete.

I am a couple of months out from getting back...
Forum: Pacific Northwet - Where it's green. And wet. 04-16-2013, 11:53 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 625
Posted By surferdude
I just bought an 800gs from a guy in South Dakota...

I just bought an 800gs from a guy in South Dakota and picked it up half way in Couer D'Alene.

You only have to pay sales tax once-in the state you are going to register and title it.

WA sucks...
Forum: Parallel Universe 03-29-2013, 10:37 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,047
Posted By surferdude
Maybe the guy who sold me my bike figured that...

Maybe the guy who sold me my bike figured that out. Either that or I have a faulty ABS system. Either way since I am as much off road as possible I ain't complaining.
Forum: Parallel Universe 03-28-2013, 09:10 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,047
Posted By surferdude
Yes, ABS is definitely off. Tested with rear...

Yes, ABS is definitely off. Tested with rear wheel skid test and clamping down hard on front brake and doing a semi-stoppie.
Forum: Parallel Universe 03-26-2013, 09:33 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,047
Posted By surferdude
Thanks for all the help and advice - I will...

Thanks for all the help and advice - I will consider myself lucky and treat my bike like the non-ABS 2009 I was looking at buying (but it was not as farkled). Since I am a long time dirt biker and...
Forum: Parallel Universe 03-26-2013, 04:41 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,047
Posted By surferdude
The ABS light stays on all the time even after...

The ABS light stays on all the time even after riding the bike and not hitting the switch. Which to me is a good thing and the way I would prefer it to work. Is there a mod to hard wire the ABS to...
Forum: Parallel Universe 03-26-2013, 02:27 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,047
Posted By surferdude
yeah I have been on a couple 100 mile+ rides and...

yeah I have been on a couple 100 mile+ rides and back and forth to work a few times. I prefer not to have ABS so I am not complaining - I ride more than 50% off road where I don't want the darn ABS....
Forum: Parallel Universe 03-26-2013, 02:13 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,047
Posted By surferdude
ABS Question

I have a new (to me) 2011 800GS with ABS from a fellow inmate. I thought that I had heard that every time I start the bike I would need to switch off the ABS when going off road. But ever since I...
Forum: Parallel Universe 03-26-2013, 10:58 AM
Replies: 602
Views: 80,864
Posted By surferdude
Husky Shiver forks on eBay

I just ordered a set of new take-off Shivers from a 2004 Husky and the guy says he has more sets. They were $250+35 shipping and brand new. If you search eBay "Marzochhi 45mm" you will find the...
Forum: Pacific Northwet - Where it's green. And wet. 03-08-2013, 09:41 AM
Replies: 3,291
Views: 186,625
Posted By surferdude
The Collective was awesome. Even though I am a...

The Collective was awesome. Even though I am a newbie to the Eastside meetups I vote for that place in the future. I will be out of town for next week's event but looking forward to future events...
Forum: Pacific Northwet - Where it's green. And wet. 02-27-2013, 08:24 PM
Replies: 3,291
Views: 186,625
Posted By surferdude
It is my wife's birthday so I am out tomorrow. ...

It is my wife's birthday so I am out tomorrow. Is anyone riding the big bikes this weekend? I think the weather is supposed to be nice on Saturday. My Husaberg is still under repair after the...
Forum: Pacific Northwet - Where it's green. And wet. 02-21-2013, 01:06 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,424
Posted By surferdude
Ride Thumbs Up

I will agree with everything ThrottleThrill said and will add the fact if you are friends with someone they know well they extend that same aloha to you. In my case I ride with Tom and walked in and...
Forum: Pacific Northwet - Where it's green. And wet. 02-13-2013, 02:54 PM
Replies: 3,291
Views: 186,625
Posted By surferdude
Picked up the new bike on Saturday and was...

Picked up the new bike on Saturday and was planning to ride it tomorrow night but completely forgot what day it is. Even though I don't usually go out to dinner on Valentine's Day despite my better...
Forum: Pacific Northwet - Where it's green. And wet. 05-13-2010, 08:51 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 654
Posted By surferdude
Guys - thanks for the advice. The good...

Guys - thanks for the advice.

The good news is since I retitled it in Texas (bought it from an Okie) it now says it is a street licensed vehicle. It also has a full blown ODO with permanent...
Forum: Pacific Northwet - Where it's green. And wet. 05-12-2010, 09:52 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 654
Posted By surferdude
Question for the locals on plating my 625 SXC

I am on my way to the great PacNW from Austin, TX. I currently have 2 rides - '03 KTM 625SXC that is plated and barely street legal. In TX terms all we need is a brake light, hi/low beam, mirror,...
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