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Forum: Pacific Northwet - Where it's green. And wet. 03-20-2013, 07:45 AM
Replies: 8,976
Sticky: PNW Flea Market
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Posted By Tinfish
PM sent

PM sent
Forum: Pacific Northwet - Where it's green. And wet. 11-03-2012, 01:45 PM
Replies: 8,976
Sticky: PNW Flea Market
Views: 2,273,684
Posted By Tinfish
I just listed some gear for a smallish woman in...

I just listed some gear for a smallish woman in the main flea market: Motoport GP2 2 piece suit, Joe Rocket suit, and Sidi boots. http://www.advrider.com/forums/showthread.php?t=838655
Forum: The Garage 09-20-2012, 05:25 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,329
Posted By Tinfish
I'd call Frank and ask to see a couple driveways...

I'd call Frank and ask to see a couple driveways he did a couple of years ago. If they are holding up ok, I'd go with him and not look back.
Forum: Pacific Northwet - Where it's green. And wet. 09-11-2012, 05:37 PM
Replies: 8,976
Sticky: PNW Flea Market
Views: 2,273,684
Posted By Tinfish
Replied!

Replied!
Forum: Pacific Northwet - Where it's green. And wet. 09-10-2012, 07:30 AM
Replies: 8,976
Sticky: PNW Flea Market
Views: 2,273,684
Posted By Tinfish
Wanted: Surly Big Dummy, 22" frame

I just posted this in the main flea market, but thought I'd put it here, too.

This is probably a long shot, but I'm in the market for a Surly Big Dummy bicycle with the 22" (XL) frame. Used would...
Forum: The Garage 09-01-2012, 02:58 PM
Replies: 76
Views: 10,581
Posted By Tinfish
I'm contemplating a similar project, so I'd also...

I'm contemplating a similar project, so I'd also be interested what kinds of costs you end up with. Good luck! :clap
Forum: Old's Cool 08-02-2012, 07:44 PM
Replies: 15,931
Views: 9,411,359
Posted By Tinfish
She is scorching hot. I guess "outre freak" would...

She is scorching hot. I guess "outre freak" would be a bad thing to some people, but I'm all :raabia :raabia :raabia
Forum: Old's Cool 08-01-2012, 09:44 PM
Replies: 15,931
Views: 9,411,359
Posted By Tinfish
Oh my.

Oh my.
Forum: Pacific Northwet - Where it's green. And wet. 07-29-2012, 03:32 PM
Replies: 8,976
Sticky: PNW Flea Market
Views: 2,273,684
Posted By Tinfish
For sale in the big flea market, but it would be...

For sale in the big flea market, but it would be great to do a deal locally:

2 piece Roadcrafter 46L/44L (http://www.advrider.com/forums/showthread.php?t=812768)
...
Forum: Pacific Northwet - Where it's green. And wet. 07-28-2012, 09:22 PM
Replies: 8,976
Sticky: PNW Flea Market
Views: 2,273,684
Posted By Tinfish
Sidi Discovery boots, size 48

Size 48 Sidi Discoveries for sale, here's the main Flea Market ad:

http://www.advrider.com/forums/showthread.php?t=812570

http://i1249.photobucket.com/albums/hh509/tinfish2/bootsfront.jpg
Forum: Old's Cool 04-23-2012, 06:16 PM
Replies: 15,931
Views: 9,411,359
Posted By Tinfish
I'd suggest linking that photo......

I'd suggest linking that photo... (http://i.imgur.com/IEfaZ.jpg)
Forum: Old's Cool 04-18-2012, 09:08 AM
Replies: 127
Views: 37,967
Posted By Tinfish
I owned a GL500 for a couple of years back in the...

I owned a GL500 for a couple of years back in the 1990s. I never really bonded with the bike -- I LOVED the engine, but disliked the top-heavy feel and the suspension. The bike always felt like it...
Forum: The Garage 02-10-2012, 07:23 AM
Replies: 6,197
Views: 2,730,975
Posted By Tinfish
My dog is hoping for an invitation to dinner....

My dog is hoping for an invitation to dinner. That machine is terrifying! ("Now Johnny, do you remember what happens if you don't clean your room?")
Forum: The Garage 01-08-2012, 09:59 PM
Replies: 6,197
Views: 2,730,975
Posted By Tinfish
This is how mine was done. The door almost...

This is how mine was done. The door almost brushes the ceiling; the opener is set back a bit further in the garage. This was necessary because the ceiling in my garage is very low, maybe a bit over 7...
Forum: The Garage 12-23-2011, 08:18 AM
Replies: 41
Views: 3,803
Posted By Tinfish
Not true. We have a tankless gas hot water heater...

Not true. We have a tankless gas hot water heater (a Rinnai, for what it's worth), plus a Taco brand recirculating pump and timer, with no tank in the system at all. The recirc system is just a...
Forum: Ride reports 11-13-2011, 03:52 PM
Replies: 358
Views: 139,240
Posted By Tinfish
Thanks for taking the time to write this up; it...

Thanks for taking the time to write this up; it was a pleasure to read. :clap
Forum: Ride reports 10-03-2011, 06:33 AM
Replies: 1,708
Views: 895,153
Posted By Tinfish
I'm glad you are taking the next week or two to...

I'm glad you are taking the next week or two to think about things. The whole point of the trip is for it to be fun; if it becomes more fun to take the bus or fly rather than ride the bike, you'd be...
Forum: Ride reports 08-14-2011, 05:28 PM
Replies: 1,494
Views: 540,336
Posted By Tinfish
Wow, from looking at a couple of early reviews,...

Wow, from looking at a couple of early reviews, that diesel bike looks like a perfect option for long-distance trips... I wonder if it will ever make it to the US?
Forum: Ride reports 08-13-2011, 10:28 PM
Replies: 1,494
Views: 540,336
Posted By Tinfish
That's great news; I am glad you are receiving...

That's great news; I am glad you are receiving that support. Good luck getting back on the road ASAP. :clap
Forum: Ride reports 08-07-2011, 07:26 AM
Replies: 1,708
Views: 895,153
Posted By Tinfish
First off, I'm very happy to read that you are...

First off, I'm very happy to read that you are alive and not badly injured, and that you are being treated very well by the Colombian medical system.



Seriously, big trucks don't come out of...
Forum: The Garage 06-27-2011, 06:53 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 4,817
Posted By Tinfish
I worry about doing this. I have one gas and one...

I worry about doing this. I have one gas and one diesel vehicle, and it would be so easy to pull up to the wrong pump while tired or on autopilot. I'm glad that you seem to have dodged the bullet on...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 05-08-2011, 06:32 AM
Replies: 258
Views: 28,302
Posted By Tinfish
Riding a scooter around town, in the summer heat,...

Riding a scooter around town, in the summer heat, for errands, I'll wear my helmet, t-shirt, jeans, and tennis shoes. If I had to bundle up in all the gear, I'd just take the car. Low speed, in and...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 05-08-2011, 06:26 AM
Replies: 185
Views: 13,688
Posted By Tinfish
I don't wear any. I'm not opposed to it, just not...

I don't wear any. I'm not opposed to it, just not convinced that it is helpful in very many situations. I've seen people run into bright red firetrucks with lights and sirens going, so hi-viz is not...
Forum: The Garage 05-03-2011, 06:46 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,084
Posted By Tinfish
I have a super light 5x8 aluminum trailer. I...

I have a super light 5x8 aluminum trailer. I built sides out of plywood for hauling mulch, and leave them off for hauling a bike. I've never had more than one motorcycle on it, but I'm sure you could...
Forum: Ride reports 11-14-2010, 12:06 AM
Replies: 368
Views: 86,374
Posted By Tinfish
Thanks again for taking the time to type this up....

Thanks again for taking the time to type this up. Amazing, and really vivid -- this is the first time I've felt like I had an inkling of what it is like to participate in an event like this.
Forum: Ride reports 09-06-2010, 08:34 PM
Replies: 368
Views: 86,374
Posted By Tinfish
This is amazing, thanks for taking the time to...

This is amazing, thanks for taking the time to write this up. Keep it coming -- I am on the edge of my seat here. Obrigado!
Forum: Pacific Northwet - Where it's green. And wet. 08-06-2010, 11:19 AM
Replies: 575
Views: 40,796
Posted By Tinfish
I couldn't make it but I saw you guys out front...

I couldn't make it but I saw you guys out front looking at the bikes when I drove past. Maybe next time?
Forum: The Garage 07-10-2010, 10:19 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,872
Posted By Tinfish
Yeah, I think the tow rating for that year is...

Yeah, I think the tow rating for that year is about 2000 pounds. I wouldn't want to tow a trailer at the top of that limit through the mountains, but a small trailer with a bike in it, or with some...
Forum: The Garage 07-07-2010, 12:00 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,872
Posted By Tinfish
I occasionally pull a trailer with my 4-cyl...

I occasionally pull a trailer with my 4-cyl subaru, and it does fine. It's no one-ton truck, but it's more than adequate for hauling a light trailer with a motorcycle on it.
Forum: Battle scooters 11-22-2009, 07:35 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 6,136
Posted By Tinfish
How hefty are you? I've seen a couple of people...

How hefty are you? I've seen a couple of people doing the two-up thing on unmodified Metropolitans. As long as you are skinny and squish right up close, it seems to work kind of ok -- not...
Forum: The Garage 10-11-2009, 07:15 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 21,605
Posted By Tinfish
Geez, real tie downs are so cheap (what, $5 each?...

Geez, real tie downs are so cheap (what, $5 each? maybe less?), why would you do this? For $10 or so you can have a lot more confidence that the bike will stay put than you will hoping that 1/4" rope...
Forum: Battle scooters 10-10-2009, 01:28 PM
Replies: 128
Views: 67,560
Posted By Tinfish
The rack on my Vino 125 looks similar, and I have...

The rack on my Vino 125 looks similar, and I have had a trunk bolted back there since I bought it. Works great for holding a helmet, groceries, etc. I wouldn't trust it with a super heavy load, but a...
Forum: Battle scooters 09-07-2009, 02:41 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 2,799
Posted By Tinfish
I've talked about it in other threads here, but...

I've talked about it in other threads here, but my Vino 125 works great for me. I use it for commuting and running errands. The only modification I've made was adding a locking trunk on the back for...
Forum: Battle scooters 08-09-2009, 08:34 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 2,997
Posted By Tinfish
Unless you are tall, this probably won't matter,...

Unless you are tall, this probably won't matter, but the Vino has more knee-room than the Zuma. I can ride my Vino without banging the handlebars off my knees, while sitting on the Zuma made it clear...
Forum: Battle scooters 08-09-2009, 07:55 AM
Replies: 128
Views: 67,560
Posted By Tinfish
I don't track my mileage super closely, but...

I don't track my mileage super closely, but whenever I do the math, I get between 75 and 85 mpg. That's riding around town, with a very occasional five or ten mile run at 55mph, but mostly stoplight...
Forum: Battle scooters 07-30-2009, 08:50 PM
Replies: 74
Views: 6,498
Posted By Tinfish
I carried a passenger around the block on the C3....

I carried a passenger around the block on the C3. The scooter managed it, but the rear suspension was totally collapsed and there wasn't any margin of power left. And aren't you already kind of a big...
Forum: Battle scooters 07-26-2009, 10:48 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 3,471
Posted By Tinfish
My current scooter probably has about a 125 mile...

My current scooter probably has about a 125 mile range (I'm guestimating here; I've never calculated it precisely). I can't imagine sitting on it for 125 straight miles, never mind twice that. It's...
Forum: Battle scooters 07-15-2009, 11:30 AM
Replies: 74
Views: 6,498
Posted By Tinfish
I agree with this 100%. I find that in real-world...

I agree with this 100%. I find that in real-world use of a scooter, storage and convenience are key. (This is also why scooters work so much better than most small motorcycles for around town use.)...
Forum: Battle scooters 07-15-2009, 11:27 AM
Replies: 74
Views: 6,498
Posted By Tinfish
That was an 80lb bag, of course. :deal I...

That was an 80lb bag, of course. :deal

I also carried 2 of those big compressed sacks of mulch from Home Depot (probably 30-40 pounds each?) one time -- you look funny with your feet perched up...
Forum: Battle scooters 07-15-2009, 05:57 AM
Replies: 74
Views: 6,498
Posted By Tinfish
(I'm not going to get into the big debate about...

(I'm not going to get into the big debate about riding illegally, except to say that I agree that doing things the wrong way can end up making life harder for other motorcyclists. And if you do it...
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