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Forum: Face plant 06-06-2014, 12:27 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 3,038
Posted By bbagwell
My girlfriend did that a few times on our street...

My girlfriend did that a few times on our street learning to ride. I would look over and there she was on the ground. She will feel much better after the class.
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 05-02-2014, 10:10 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 3,197
Posted By bbagwell
I wish they would bring back the UJM (Universal...

I wish they would bring back the UJM (Universal Japanese Motorcycle). You can't get just a street bike anymore. You either get a sport bike, touring bike, cruiser etc... Just a standard 400-500 CC...
Forum: Pacific Northwet - Where it's green. And wet. 04-26-2014, 02:04 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 1,948
Posted By bbagwell
Another vote for a DR 650.

Another vote for a DR 650.
Forum: Pacific Northwet - Where it's green. And wet. 04-22-2014, 07:46 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 1,318
Posted By bbagwell
They aren't that bad :rofl.

They aren't that bad :rofl.
Forum: Pacific Northwet - Where it's green. And wet. 04-22-2014, 08:43 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 1,318
Posted By bbagwell
That was actually another friends TW200. They...

That was actually another friends TW200. They were almost identical.
Forum: Pacific Northwet - Where it's green. And wet. 04-21-2014, 09:07 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 1,318
Posted By bbagwell
A buddy of mine is selling a TW200. A little...

A buddy of mine is selling a TW200. A little smaller then what you are looking for but a great starter bike.

http://portland.craigslist.org/yam/mcy/4410708075.html
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 02-27-2014, 10:36 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,848
Posted By bbagwell
I think ATV hi bars would be the ticket. I have...

I think ATV hi bars would be the ticket. I have them on my TW200 and CR hi bars on my DR650. The ATV's are definitely taller then the CR's.
Forum: Pacific Northwet - Where it's green. And wet. 01-21-2014, 01:21 PM
Replies: 356
Views: 23,048
Posted By bbagwell
A group of us from Salem planning to attend.

A group of us from Salem planning to attend.
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 12-16-2013, 11:10 PM
Replies: 54
Views: 2,586
Posted By bbagwell
Then you have to pay DMV about $70 bucks.

Then you have to pay DMV about $70 bucks.
Forum: Thumpers 09-07-2013, 01:11 PM
Replies: 97,652
Views: 18,555,075
Posted By bbagwell
I have the harbor freight motorcycle jack. I...

I have the harbor freight motorcycle jack. I found one in a smashed up box covered with oil for $40 bucks. It turns out the box was covered with oil because the bottle jack was leaking. I replaced...
Forum: Pacific Northwet - Where it's green. And wet. 08-19-2013, 11:27 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,491
Posted By bbagwell
The gas station in Detroit is open until 10 PM.

The gas station in Detroit is open until 10 PM.
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 08-19-2013, 01:11 AM
Replies: 92
Views: 4,478
Posted By bbagwell
I started out riding my buddies TW200 around...

I started out riding my buddies TW200 around parking lots and in the grass. I was hooked and wanted a TW200 for myself. So I bought one and rode it the first time on private property on some muddy...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 04-27-2013, 04:56 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 4,292
Posted By bbagwell
Buying my TW200 went pretty well. My friend...

Buying my TW200 went pretty well. My friend alerted me of the ad at around 9 PM on a Thursday night. I called and talked to the owner and everything sounded good. He was a 3 hour drive from me. ...
Forum: Pacific Northwet - Where it's green. And wet. 04-15-2013, 08:14 PM
Replies: 230
Views: 16,576
Posted By bbagwell
Had a great time, this was my second alley...

Had a great time, this was my second alley sweeper. I saw a few pissed off people. One gal at a gas station took our picture and then made a comment about weird stuff in Portland :rofl. One guy...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 04-12-2013, 02:56 PM
Replies: 68
Views: 3,286
Posted By bbagwell
My girlfriend rides a 1980 Honda CM400T. She got...

My girlfriend rides a 1980 Honda CM400T. She got it for $400 bucks, and with a little paint and different handlebars it looks pretty good. It needed some carb work, but now it runs great. It has...
Forum: Pacific Northwet - Where it's green. And wet. 04-05-2013, 03:32 PM
Replies: 230
Views: 16,576
Posted By bbagwell
You will be hooked and make it an annual event!

You will be hooked and make it an annual event!
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 03-30-2013, 11:47 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 4,022
Posted By bbagwell
The Husky 650 is also fuel injected. I would...

The Husky 650 is also fuel injected. I would guess Suzuki will be last if ever. They seem to like to keep things simple.
Forum: Pacific Northwet - Where it's green. And wet. 03-28-2013, 08:55 AM
Replies: 230
Views: 16,576
Posted By bbagwell
There is going to be several of us on TW 200's...

There is going to be several of us on TW 200's the cousin of the BW! :D
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 03-25-2013, 10:39 PM
Replies: 53
Views: 4,625
Posted By bbagwell
My girlfriend usually follows me on her bike. ...

My girlfriend usually follows me on her bike. She rides slower then I do, and has less experience then me. I never know how fast she wants to go or feels comfortable going. I like her to lead it...
Forum: Pacific Northwet - Where it's green. And wet. 03-21-2013, 01:04 PM
Replies: 230
Views: 16,576
Posted By bbagwell
A guy in our "group" rode an f800gs and is coming...

A guy in our "group" rode an f800gs and is coming again this year.
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 03-21-2013, 12:46 AM
Replies: 68
Views: 4,111
Posted By bbagwell
I heard a statistic that 100% of non...

I heard a statistic that 100% of non motorcyclists die too! :D
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 03-21-2013, 12:41 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,994
Posted By bbagwell
Here in Salem the alleys are pretty clean as far...

Here in Salem the alleys are pretty clean as far as not a lot of debris. My buddy did get a flat last year on the Portland alley sweeper. A piece of chain link fence was the culprit!
Forum: Pacific Northwet - Where it's green. And wet. 03-20-2013, 12:49 AM
Replies: 230
Views: 16,576
Posted By bbagwell
Great article! It really explains it well. So...

Great article! It really explains it well. So excited for this year! I am also hoping for good weather, last year was awesome weather.
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 03-17-2013, 11:05 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,994
Posted By bbagwell
My friends and I will often do some "alley...

My friends and I will often do some "alley sweeping". Basically just ride the alleyways around town. It is a fun way to spend some time on the bike without going far. Sometimes there are...
Forum: Thumpers 03-16-2013, 12:52 PM
Replies: 97,652
Views: 18,555,075
Posted By bbagwell
I had new to me tires mounted up a couple weeks...

I had new to me tires mounted up a couple weeks ago and they put them at 40 PSI! That was the maximum psi on the sidewall. They have about a thousand miles on them, I bought them used so not new...
Forum: Pacific Northwet - Where it's green. And wet. 03-04-2013, 10:33 PM
Replies: 230
Views: 16,576
Posted By bbagwell
It is major fun! A lot of people cheer you on,...

It is major fun! A lot of people cheer you on, take pictures, video, even bring their kids out to watch! You just have to experience this, it is one of the most fun days I ever had on a motorcycle!
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 03-04-2013, 09:01 PM
Replies: 103
Views: 6,957
Posted By bbagwell
I ride my DR650 the most. It does what I...

I ride my DR650 the most. It does what I need/want it to do, and I have fun riding it! I ride my TW200 when I want to ride the trails, or just take a slower paced ride.
Forum: Pacific Northwet - Where it's green. And wet. 03-04-2013, 03:31 PM
Replies: 230
Views: 16,576
Posted By bbagwell
Awesome! :clap

Awesome! :clap
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 02-28-2013, 10:48 AM
Replies: 68
Views: 4,111
Posted By bbagwell
My parents think motorcycles are extremely...

My parents think motorcycles are extremely dangerous. They weren't very happy about it, but they knew there was nothing they could do about it. I am over 30 years old and haven't lived under their...
Forum: Thumpers 02-17-2013, 12:30 AM
Replies: 4,536
Views: 1,078,897
Posted By bbagwell
The stock front tire sucks. There is a lot of...

The stock front tire sucks. There is a lot of options out there. I run a Pirelli MT21 on the front of mine, it works well on pavement and in the dirt.
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 02-15-2013, 10:07 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,601
Posted By bbagwell
Another vote for the TW200. Great bikes to learn...

Another vote for the TW200. Great bikes to learn on, and a low seat height.
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 02-06-2013, 11:14 PM
Replies: 9,094
Views: 1,816,064
Posted By bbagwell
I was riding my TW200 and stopped at an auto...

I was riding my TW200 and stopped at an auto parts store. The parts guy asked me if it was a TW250. I told him no it is a TW200. He told me that he ridden a TW250 in the Team Oregon class. I...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 01-28-2013, 10:59 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 2,939
Posted By bbagwell
Me too! It was a section of I-205 near Portland...

Me too! It was a section of I-205 near Portland that was a 55 MPH zone. No one was going 55 except me and my two other buddies on t-dubs :lol3.
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 01-26-2013, 11:48 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 2,939
Posted By bbagwell
Yeah not so good on the freeway. :evil

Yeah not so good on the freeway. :evil
Forum: Pacific Northwet - Where it's green. And wet. 01-26-2013, 11:06 AM
Replies: 230
Views: 16,576
Posted By bbagwell
Last year was my first year, it was a blast! I...

Last year was my first year, it was a blast! I plan to make it an annual event for sure.
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 01-24-2013, 07:07 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 2,939
Posted By bbagwell
TW200 is what I learned on. They are fun for...

TW200 is what I learned on. They are fun for beginners and experienced riders as well.
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 01-21-2013, 09:08 PM
Replies: 75
Views: 7,027
Posted By bbagwell
Usually 20 mph and maybe as fast as 40 mph. If I...

Usually 20 mph and maybe as fast as 40 mph. If I ride with people who want to go faster they just wait at the next intersection so no one gets lost.
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 01-10-2013, 09:45 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 3,173
Posted By bbagwell
I would say my DR650. I started on a TW200 which...

I would say my DR650. I started on a TW200 which I still own and love too. I thought the seat would suck on the DR, and it would be too tall, and I would probably hate it. I took one test ride and...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 12-30-2012, 11:31 AM
Replies: 102
Views: 8,673
Posted By bbagwell
A friend told me about it. I had just got my...

A friend told me about it. I had just got my first bike, Yamaha TW200.
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 12-29-2012, 10:49 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 3,487
Posted By bbagwell
Against my better judgement my girlfriend and I...

Against my better judgement my girlfriend and I watched it. Holy crap that was terrible!
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