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Forum: Pacific Northwet - Where it's green. And wet. 02-24-2011, 02:54 AM
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Posted By tjschul
SB5800 converting to street use

Looks like there was acceptance today by the Washington State Patrol, of the
bill that will allow equipping 'off road only' bikes for 'highway' use and
issueing a plate. That was a HUGE hurdle in...
Forum: Pacific Northwet - Where it's green. And wet. 12-12-2010, 05:52 PM
Replies: 638
Views: 54,750
Posted By tjschul
Are we done?

Has this issue died down without concrete action by any of the Dealer or motorcycle associations?

New posts continue to show up at the DOL blog...
Forum: Layin' down tracks 10-24-2010, 10:48 PM
Replies: 3,546
Views: 592,003
Posted By tjschul
saga continues

And now I've received at letter from spot in canada saying if I don't send them my spotII for repair, they will deactivate my account. Kind of a weird attitude for a company to take.
I kind of...
Forum: Layin' down tracks 09-30-2010, 07:50 PM
Replies: 3,546
Views: 592,003
Posted By tjschul
Took the defective Spot back to REI, no questions...

Took the defective Spot back to REI, no questions asked...they gave me another unit and even asked if I wanted the other color this time. Sure don't mind doing business there, even if I have to pay...
Forum: Layin' down tracks 09-29-2010, 06:27 PM
Replies: 3,546
Views: 592,003
Posted By tjschul
Yeah, I'm a REI member. How does that work with...

Yeah, I'm a REI member. How does that work with the account you have with Spot?
Just add the new (exchanged ) unit to your account and delete old one, I hope.
Forum: Layin' down tracks 09-29-2010, 11:18 AM
Replies: 3,546
Views: 592,003
Posted By tjschul
It saved our bacon

Well, I'm convinced...
Riding what's left of the PC trail, (day 7 of our adventure) riding partner
hit a deer on a paved section behind lake tahoe. Hit the SOS, and had a helicopter evacuation to...
Forum: Pacific Northwet - Where it's green. And wet. 09-17-2010, 12:44 PM
Replies: 638
Views: 54,750
Posted By tjschul
And this is an example of why these bikes should...

And this is an example of why these bikes should be grandfathered in.

I think this is all just balloon floating by these overpaid bureaucrats. If they get enough heat from 800 ktm owners and their...
Forum: Pacific Northwet - Where it's green. And wet. 09-16-2010, 07:30 PM
Replies: 638
Views: 54,750
Posted By tjschul
Actually, I was think "assembled" rather than...

Actually, I was think "assembled" rather than "homebuilt".

Requirements look quite different in the WAC, and can be new frame or body,
or cut and welded frame.

WAC 3088-56A-455 excerpts:
"1)...
Forum: Pacific Northwet - Where it's green. And wet. 09-16-2010, 05:46 PM
Replies: 638
Views: 54,750
Posted By tjschul
Again, What is to prevent the WSP from...

Again,
What is to prevent the WSP from inspecting bikes (like they used to) to see if they are properly equipped? Nothing in RCW or WAC I can find.

They actually used the word "inappropriate"...
Forum: Pacific Northwet - Where it's green. And wet. 09-14-2010, 09:22 PM
Replies: 638
Views: 54,750
Posted By tjschul
Now ain't that special.....ass covering by the...

Now ain't that special.....ass covering by the state-ahead of time, who would have thought.
No wonder I have so little respect for bureaucrats.
Forum: Pacific Northwet - Where it's green. And wet. 09-13-2010, 09:54 PM
Replies: 638
Views: 54,750
Posted By tjschul
They have admitted fault: "our agency had...

They have admitted fault: "our agency had registered these motorcycles for street use in error."

I did not make the error, the dealer did not make the error.... the state agency made the error. ...
Forum: Pacific Northwet - Where it's green. And wet. 09-13-2010, 06:09 PM
Replies: 638
Views: 54,750
Posted By tjschul
This is the verbatim email I got from DOL today....

This is the verbatim email I got from DOL today. I replied that since it was their mistake, not mine or the dealers, I want compensation for the loss of use, and diminished value. I ain't fricken...
Forum: Pacific Northwet - Where it's green. And wet. 09-10-2010, 02:39 PM
Replies: 638
Views: 54,750
Posted By tjschul
What "loophole"? What RCW or WAC says I can't...

What "loophole"? What RCW or WAC says I can't bring a bike up to standards and get it certified for street use. The letter I got didn't say. As you know the state puts plates on all sorts of...
Forum: Pacific Northwet - Where it's green. And wet. 09-09-2010, 06:05 PM
Replies: 638
Views: 54,750
Posted By tjschul
And that's what I'm talking about. They write...

And that's what I'm talking about.
They write an RCW, you read it verbatim, find no exclusion of motorcycles of any kind, and they publish some BS with all sorts of restrictions not in the actual...
Forum: Pacific Northwet - Where it's green. And wet. 09-09-2010, 05:05 PM
Replies: 638
Views: 54,750
Posted By tjschul
What's the reason I can't use a trip permit per...

What's the reason I can't use a trip permit per this
RCW under (1)(a)(ii)? :


RCW 46.16A.320
Vehicle trip permits — Restrictions and requirements — Fee — Penalty — Rules. (Effective July 1,...
Forum: Pacific Northwet - Where it's green. And wet. 09-09-2010, 04:50 PM
Replies: 638
Views: 54,750
Posted By tjschul
Well, I think we only have ten days to act on...

Well, I think we only have ten days to act on this, otherwise it's decided. Looks like no appeal option unless you can afford the $250/hr lawyer though, how typical.
I think I'm going the route of...
Forum: Pacific Northwet - Where it's green. And wet. 09-06-2010, 02:01 PM
Replies: 638
Views: 54,750
Posted By tjschul
Yep, got the letter for my '06 300EXC. (my second...

Yep, got the letter for my '06 300EXC. (my second plated 300EXC). I'm one of the "800 unsafe bikes in the state ". Never mind the homemade tractor looking rigs with plates, I see ever day parked next...
Forum: Layin' down tracks 01-07-2010, 08:47 PM
Replies: 3,546
Views: 592,003
Posted By tjschul
Possible three month turn around?? Heck with...

Possible three month turn around?? Heck with that, I need the thing, that's why I bought it. Mines going back to REI and they can deal with it. I'll buy another.

Anyone else notice the cover...
Forum: Layin' down tracks 10-15-2009, 07:40 PM
Replies: 3,546
Views: 592,003
Posted By tjschul
Pissed My experience with Spot II

Not much of an experience actually. Busted my butt to find one to have it for a trip this week. Might as well have left it at the store. Website is a POS! Can't activate because it says I'm using an...
Forum: Thumpers 09-15-2009, 09:03 PM
Replies: 76,844
Views: 8,240,827
Posted By tjschul
clutch engagement point

Finally, found a fix for the engage/disengagement happening with the clutch lever 3/4 of the way out..... I modified the clutch perch to include a 8/32 set screw adjacent to the microswitch. Adjusted...
Forum: Thumpers 08-23-2009, 08:45 PM
Replies: 76,844
Views: 8,240,827
Posted By tjschul
Any way to adjust where clutch engages?

My clutch engages when the lever is about 3/4 of the way out. It is properly adjusted for free play. This drives me nuts and makes clutch control difficult.

I've been thinking about shortening the...
Forum: Thumpers 08-23-2009, 08:43 PM
Replies: 76,844
Views: 8,240,827
Posted By tjschul
Forum: Thumpers 07-21-2009, 08:01 AM
Replies: 76,844
Views: 8,240,827
Posted By tjschul
Thanks for the tip on jets are us. Its a little...

Thanks for the tip on jets are us. Its a little frustrating to visit three dealers
and find I have more jets (wrong carbs) in my tool box than they have to offer.
Doesn't a smaller pilot and more...
Forum: Thumpers 07-20-2009, 11:47 AM
Replies: 76,844
Views: 8,240,827
Posted By tjschul
Right..my typo, its a 160 main. needle shim is...

Right..my typo, its a 160 main. needle shim is .025". I'm at sea level.

Air cover trick is going to be tried this afternoon.

What effect does cutting the spring have? Cutting 1 1/2 coils was...
Forum: Thumpers 07-19-2009, 09:13 PM
Replies: 76,844
Views: 8,240,827
Posted By tjschul
Dave's carb mod...still a flat spot

Completed Dave's carb mods and have a few questions for the CV experts.

The bad flat spot I had off idle when I whack the throttle open is ALMOST gone.
In the past I've raised the float level a...
Forum: Thumpers 07-15-2009, 11:52 AM
Replies: 76,844
Views: 8,240,827
Posted By tjschul
xrl service manual

No virus, no problems. Download took ten minutes though.
The xrL manual seems to be pretty hard to find (free) online.

Looks like someone else ( that isn't a brand new member) is offering a risk...
Forum: Thumpers 07-15-2009, 08:22 AM
Replies: 76,844
Views: 8,240,827
Posted By tjschul
xrl service manual

I got mine in Russia.

http://ursa.irk.ru/manual/
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