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Forum: Equipment 08-19-2014, 06:10 AM
Replies: 77
Views: 4,578
Posted By 1911fan
On my Whisperlight, I had a few fireballs until I...

On my Whisperlight, I had a few fireballs until I learned that it takes very little fuel to preheat it. Now I can usually preheat it and then, when it is almost done, crack the valve and the stove...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 08-19-2014, 05:58 AM
Replies: 31,623
Views: 7,728,506
Posted By 1911fan
Stereotypes are handy because they are often...

Stereotypes are handy because they are often accurate.



1911fan
Forum: Equipment 08-18-2014, 08:56 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,703
Posted By 1911fan
As I said above, Otterbox has bought unLifeproof....

As I said above, Otterbox has bought unLifeproof. That is the same case as the one that let my phone get wet, no doubt with the same shitty lack of backup.
The nearest Genius bar is a solid three...
Forum: Pacific Northwet - Where it's green. And wet. 08-18-2014, 08:44 PM
Replies: 2,487
Views: 263,992
Posted By 1911fan
Mrs1911fan rode her GS650 down Ruby Grade at a...

Mrs1911fan rode her GS650 down Ruby Grade at a pretty good clip, accidentally. Made it through just fine.

But yeah, from what I've read, Packwood to E'berg would be tough on a big bike,...
Forum: Equipment 08-18-2014, 06:23 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,703
Posted By 1911fan
The phone doesn't spend that much time in my...

The phone doesn't spend that much time in my pocket, I don't like it there. The charging port is opened at night, the phone is plugged in, and in the morning I unplug it and close the port.
The...
Forum: Equipment 08-18-2014, 06:07 AM
Replies: 77
Views: 4,578
Posted By 1911fan
My Whisperlite simmers just fine. I think the...

My Whisperlite simmers just fine. I think the trick is to keep the fuel tank well pressurized, so fuel flow is consistent at low volume.


1911fan
Forum: Equipment 08-17-2014, 08:34 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,703
Posted By 1911fan
Pretty much. like I told the guy at the Verizon...

Pretty much. like I told the guy at the Verizon store, you'll treat the device differently if you know it's not waterproof than if you think it is.


1911fan
Forum: GPS 101 - Which GPS For Me 08-17-2014, 08:09 AM
Replies: 465
Views: 33,027
Posted By 1911fan
A heads-up on LifeProof cases.... they aren't. ...

A heads-up on LifeProof cases.... they aren't. Mine failed yesterday and I'm out an Iphone, since LP will only replace the case. For $50 + shipping, on an $85 case.
Read the instructions. You're...
Forum: Equipment 08-17-2014, 07:51 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,703
Posted By 1911fan
In my case (pun) the warranty would have been...

In my case (pun) the warranty would have been proveable, since I got the case (and registered it) at the same time/place as the phone.
My purpose in posting is to alert others that the case may not...
Forum: Equipment 08-16-2014, 08:17 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,703
Posted By 1911fan
How so? 1911fan

How so?

1911fan
Forum: Equipment 08-16-2014, 07:47 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,703
Posted By 1911fan
Do not buy or trust a lifeproof phone case!!!!!

I've had a LifeProof case for my Iphone 5S for about a year. It's advertised as waterproof to two meters, and today it was put to the test when we took the canoe out. I waded into the water to get...
Forum: Equipment 08-16-2014, 07:28 AM
Replies: 77
Views: 4,578
Posted By 1911fan
/thread. I've had my Whisperlite for...

/thread.


I've had my Whisperlite for what, ummm.... so long I can't remember. Think I bought it when I lived in Alaska, so that would be the mid to late 70's. I've never even cleaned the jet. ...
Forum: Pacific Northwet - Where it's green. And wet. 08-15-2014, 06:16 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 359
Posted By 1911fan
If you're passing through the Wenatchee area, PM...

If you're passing through the Wenatchee area, PM me for a phone number and I'll set you up.


1911fan
Forum: Pacific Northwet - Where it's green. And wet. 08-15-2014, 06:11 AM
Replies: 7,508
Views: 401,899
Posted By 1911fan
Yup. Get to meet new people every day, and it...

Yup. Get to meet new people every day, and it turns out you're related to a lot of them.


1911fan
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 08-14-2014, 05:23 PM
Replies: 9,014
Views: 1,795,309
Posted By 1911fan
Don't remember who said, speaking of Britain and...

Don't remember who said, speaking of Britain and the United States, "Two countries seperated by a common language."


1911fan
Forum: Pacific Northwet - Where it's green. And wet. 08-14-2014, 05:12 PM
Replies: 105
Views: 8,733
Posted By 1911fan
Hard rainfall for several hours last night, but...

Hard rainfall for several hours last night, but it was accompanied by a LOT of lightning. Carryovers can wait until this weekend when it is supposed to be in the 90s again.
Cross your fingers!

...
Forum: Pacific Northwet - Where it's green. And wet. 08-14-2014, 06:05 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 512
Posted By 1911fan
Hi Ray!! How the hell are ya! Missed you at the...

Hi Ray!! How the hell are ya! Missed you at the Enterprise rally.

WR250s are not slow, if they're ridden by a madman.


1911fan
Forum: Pacific Northwet - Where it's green. And wet. 08-13-2014, 05:24 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 1,526
Posted By 1911fan
We got the Minnesota II based on the good review...

We got the Minnesota II based on the good review on Wenohna canoes on page 1. Haven't take it out yet, we'll be able to this Saturday. We bought inexpensive paddles to start with, figuring this...
Forum: Pacific Northwet - Where it's green. And wet. 08-13-2014, 06:15 AM
Replies: 105
Views: 8,733
Posted By 1911fan
Be very careful out there. Some of those...

Be very careful out there. Some of those taproots will stay burning, underground, for a long time. They can burn laterally under the soil as well. When we were doing rehab work for wildlife...
Forum: Pacific Northwet - Where it's green. And wet. 08-12-2014, 06:30 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 311
Posted By 1911fan
Cheap lodging near Woodland Park Zoo?

My wife, two of the daughters, 2.5 year old granddaughter, and granddaughter 2.0 (four months) are going to the zoo the weekend of August 23rd.
We'd appreciate any leads on cheap places to stay,...
Forum: Pacific Northwet - Where it's green. And wet. 08-12-2014, 06:27 AM
Replies: 105
Views: 8,733
Posted By 1911fan
Just west of Cashmere. Rained a bit last night. ...

Just west of Cashmere. Rained a bit last night.

We'll be up your way next weekend, trying out the new canoe.



1911fan
Forum: Equipment 08-12-2014, 06:15 AM
Replies: 6,140
Views: 2,428,521
Posted By 1911fan
You take too many clothes. I'll carry two days...

You take too many clothes. I'll carry two days worth, wash and change when I get to camp and they are dry the next morning. Throw in a pair of camp shoes (Keene water shoes) and a bathing suit,...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 08-12-2014, 06:10 AM
Replies: 9,014
Views: 1,795,309
Posted By 1911fan
http://www.tshirthell.com/funny-shirts/fuck-the-co...

http://www.tshirthell.com/funny-shirts/fuck-the-colorblind/

NSFW, but their shirts are pretty funny.



1911fan
Forum: Thumpers 08-11-2014, 05:20 PM
Replies: 2,191
Views: 340,212
Posted By 1911fan
I might be selling both my XR250Rs, dammit.......

I might be selling both my XR250Rs, dammit.... One's in the shop with lower end problems, the other runs fine but with only one runner, wife and I can't ride together. She wants to sell her 650GS...
Forum: Pacific Northwet - Where it's green. And wet. 08-11-2014, 04:51 PM
Replies: 105
Views: 8,733
Posted By 1911fan
Now through Friday, at least around Wenatchee. ...

Now through Friday, at least around Wenatchee. On the radio I heard "...up to 20 possible new starts."

Wow.



1911fan
Forum: Pacific Northwet - Where it's green. And wet. 08-11-2014, 04:49 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 512
Posted By 1911fan
I'm hoping she likes it, because if she gets a...

I'm hoping she likes it, because if she gets a 250 I get a 450.

Gregulator, she'll be in Seattle later this month, maybe.... I'll talk to her tonight.


1911fan
Forum: Pacific Northwet - Where it's green. And wet. 08-11-2014, 06:17 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 512
Posted By 1911fan
Anybody around Wenatchee have a WR250R?

Wife think she wants one, we'd like to look at/talk about it..... maybe she could ride it around the block?


1911fan
Forum: Equipment 08-11-2014, 06:09 AM
Replies: 6,140
Views: 2,428,521
Posted By 1911fan
Grab the Starbucks Via instead of the instant. ...

Grab the Starbucks Via instead of the instant. Thank me later.


1911fan
Forum: Pacific Northwet - Where it's green. And wet. 08-10-2014, 08:37 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 1,526
Posted By 1911fan
We just bought a Wenohna Minnesota II, 18.5' and...

We just bought a Wenohna Minnesota II, 18.5' and in like new condition. $650, though no paddles or PFDs. Should be fun!! Now we're looking for paddles and PFDs, of course.


1911fan

PS:...
Forum: The Garage 08-10-2014, 07:17 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,089
Posted By 1911fan
Yup, it's a 604. I was assuming that in my first...

Yup, it's a 604. I was assuming that in my first post, and I was correct... didn't even think of the three speed. Reverse failure is common in those.
When I was running transmission shops, anytime...
Forum: Pacific Northwet - Where it's green. And wet. 08-10-2014, 06:59 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 1,526
Posted By 1911fan
Oh.... my God..... $99,000 for that? Too bad it...

Oh.... my God..... $99,000 for that? Too bad it won't burn.

I feel your pain, a few years ago Wenatchee spent $88,000 each for two stupid matching pieces of 'art', one at each end of the city. ...
Forum: Pacific Northwet - Where it's green. And wet. 08-10-2014, 06:46 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 1,526
Posted By 1911fan
Nope, not quite 3 yet. Definitely more "take her...

Nope, not quite 3 yet. Definitely more "take her along" than "paddling partner".


We'd already figured on 16' as a minimum, good to know we're on the right track!


Good to know, as there are...
Forum: Pacific Northwet - Where it's green. And wet. 08-09-2014, 07:01 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 1,526
Posted By 1911fan
Looking at a Spirit II in Tufweave for $675...

Looking at a Spirit II in Tufweave for $675 including two paddles, car rack, and PDF. (He might mean PFD). It's two hours away though..... Good deal?


1911fan
Forum: The Garage 08-09-2014, 10:43 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,089
Posted By 1911fan
Needs a reman transmission. Don't mess with used,...

Needs a reman transmission. Don't mess with used, you've already got a used one. Local shop might be willing to take it apart and fix reverse only, but you'd still pay for a lot of labor plus all...
Forum: Pacific Northwet - Where it's green. And wet. 08-09-2014, 10:26 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 1,526
Posted By 1911fan
Canoe Advice Please-

Mrs1911fan and I are looking to buy a canoe. We've never had one, and we want one to take ourselves, an ice chest, and the granddaughter out on local lakes. We are looking for about a 16' one....
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 08-05-2014, 08:10 AM
Replies: 156
Views: 12,388
Posted By 1911fan
Lol, at that. I like the idea of getting...

Lol, at that. I like the idea of getting matching riding gear, right down to the socks.



1911fan
Forum: Pacific Northwet - Where it's green. And wet. 08-04-2014, 09:11 PM
Replies: 2,487
Views: 263,992
Posted By 1911fan
Snag Canyon Fire started Saturday afternoon, is...

Snag Canyon Fire started Saturday afternoon, is affecting roads in that area now. There's also the fire in Ingalls Creek, which will probably blow across Hwy 97 into the table Mountain area. Hope...
Forum: Pacific Northwet - Where it's green. And wet. 08-04-2014, 09:03 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 352
Posted By 1911fan
When I read your post, it sounded like you wanted...

When I read your post, it sounded like you wanted to re-ride the entire WABDR. Apologies if I came across poorly.

I'd like to ride the Ellensburg=Stevenson route.


1911fan
Forum: Thumpers 08-04-2014, 04:47 PM
Replies: 14,951
Views: 1,738,964
Posted By 1911fan
FMF Q4 idea

I picked up an FMF Q4 for a 990 adventure to use on my Dakar. It's just now occurred to me that 990/2=490, and the Dakar is, of course, a 650. I'm going to try it anyway, since I've got all the...
Forum: Pacific Northwet - Where it's green. And wet. 08-04-2014, 04:40 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 352
Posted By 1911fan
Yes, a suggestion would be to ride the south...

Yes, a suggestion would be to ride the south half, as the north half of the WABDR runs right through several active fires. Check out the WABDR thread.


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