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Forum: Pacific Northwet - Where it's green. And wet. Yesterday, 04:40 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,241
Posted By Gootch
What they don't like is the English language. ...

What they don't like is the English language.

The Bellingham area / Whatcom County is a pretty good place (but growing too fast).

You could just go to Maupin, Oregon and start doing day rides...
Forum: Pacific Northwet - Where it's green. And wet. 03-19-2015, 03:30 PM
Replies: 3,290
Views: 311,659
Posted By Gootch
I usually 20K + on street bikes. My KLR...

I usually 20K + on street bikes.

My KLR chain seemed to be the only thing that was okay as the bike crapped out just before 10,000 miles but the grit from dirt roads, beaches, and occasional...
Forum: Road warriors 03-17-2015, 05:50 PM
Replies: 498
Views: 77,508
Posted By Gootch
Love the white - looks good! The full bags and...

Love the white - looks good! The full bags and hand guards version has gotta be the way to go.
Forum: Road warriors 03-01-2015, 09:20 PM
Replies: 2,870
Views: 375,376
Posted By Gootch
:huh There's such a thing?

:huh There's such a thing?
Forum: Pacific Northwet - Where it's green. And wet. 02-28-2015, 08:32 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,485
Posted By Gootch
Except - as is well known - Eastern Washington...

Except - as is well known - Eastern Washington sucks money away from the west at a pretty good clip. The Western Counties provide the bonus dollars that the east apparently needs, and the east...
Forum: Road warriors 02-26-2015, 05:52 PM
Replies: 2,870
Views: 375,376
Posted By Gootch
One of the reviews of the FJ-09 that I read...

One of the reviews of the FJ-09 that I read suggested the 110 mph limitation was good enough given that the flimsy wind screen couldn't handle much more. I don't mean to seemingly always be bringing...
Forum: Road warriors 02-22-2015, 06:46 PM
Replies: 2,870
Views: 375,376
Posted By Gootch
It was positive but I didn't read it as the most...

It was positive but I didn't read it as the most positive they've ever done. They still mentioned the throttle response as occasionally off. I took it as "Yamaha has fixed most of what bothered us...
Forum: Pacific Northwet - Where it's green. And wet. 02-04-2015, 06:10 PM
Replies: 104
Views: 5,214
Posted By Gootch
A large number of posters on KOMO's lane...

A large number of posters on KOMO's lane splitting story seemed to almost be promising they would do this if it passed. The typical cager hatred of anything on two wheels is palpable (they do...
Forum: Road warriors 01-26-2015, 11:50 AM
Replies: 2,870
Views: 375,376
Posted By Gootch
Foot peg issues?

I sat on the FJ-09 at my local dealer and found the heel guards pushed out my heels away from the bike. Then when I put the balls of my feet on the pegs as if I was riding in a sporting manner, my...
Forum: Pacific Northwet - Where it's green. And wet. 01-26-2015, 11:40 AM
Replies: 3,290
Views: 311,659
Posted By Gootch
Nice photos Dave. I'm not too thrilled about...

Nice photos Dave. I'm not too thrilled about that lack of snow. We are going to be paying for that.

At least you took advantage of the conditions.
Forum: Pacific Northwet - Where it's green. And wet. 01-21-2015, 11:20 AM
Replies: 45
Views: 2,516
Posted By Gootch
Bellingham has had explosive growth the last 25...

Bellingham has had explosive growth the last 25 years or so. It has become fully Californicated. I lived there from the early-80s until the mid-90s and finally had to bail when I got tired of...
Forum: Pacific Northwet - Where it's green. And wet. 01-12-2015, 01:37 AM
Replies: 3,290
Views: 311,659
Posted By Gootch
We had about a good a ride as we could for a...

We had about a good a ride as we could for a drizzly damp roads day. Even got a surprise tour of the Point Robinson lighthouse.

No secret handshake. I usually post the meeting place and time...
Forum: Pacific Northwet - Where it's green. And wet. 01-09-2015, 02:03 PM
Replies: 3,290
Views: 311,659
Posted By Gootch
Monthly Oly Road Ride.

Believe it or not, we are planning a nice low key ride tomorrow. The plan is to ride around Vashon Island. We are meeting at approximately 9:15 at Forza Coffee in Dupont (1520 Wilmington, DuPont, WA...
Forum: The British Invasion: Triumph Tigers 12-29-2014, 01:36 AM
Replies: 941
Views: 107,390
Posted By Gootch
Yeah! Actually I heard somewhere (yea, yea,...

Yeah!

Actually I heard somewhere (yea, yea, I know) that the stepper motor issue was being addressed. I have a riding buddy with a Tiger 800 who is well aware of keeping the stepper motor clean...
Forum: Pacific Northwet - Where it's green. And wet. 12-24-2014, 11:24 AM
Replies: 155
Views: 8,425
Posted By Gootch
:clap Through my job, I work with a lot of...

:clap

Through my job, I work with a lot of people who work for counties and smaller cities in Western Washington. Most people who work in those places really are trying to do their jobs. They...
Forum: The British Invasion: Triumph Tigers 12-15-2014, 05:37 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 3,416
Posted By Gootch
The first gen modern Thruxtons have clip-ons out...

The first gen modern Thruxtons have clip-ons out in front of and below the triple clamp (I think 2004-2007). Talk about effin' torture. After 3000 miles, I put on a superbike bar kit and ever since...
Forum: Pacific Northwet - Where it's green. And wet. 12-12-2014, 04:16 PM
Replies: 3,290
Views: 311,659
Posted By Gootch
If the roads let us, we will be passing near or...

If the roads let us, we will be passing near or through the State forest at Tahuya. You are welcome to ride with us before that and then split off to hit the dirt.

We are meeting at Urraco coffee...
Forum: Pacific Northwet - Where it's green. And wet. 12-11-2014, 02:26 PM
Replies: 155
Views: 8,425
Posted By Gootch
According to the Tax Foundation, in 2011, PA was...

According to the Tax Foundation, in 2011, PA was 10th in state and local taxes paid as a percentage of a resident's income and WA was 27th. So I guess that as of three years ago, Washington was 17...
Forum: Pacific Northwet - Where it's green. And wet. 12-11-2014, 12:27 PM
Replies: 3,290
Views: 311,659
Posted By Gootch
Street ride this Saturday

The little Oly street riding group will be on the pavement this Saturday (the weather is supposed to be good - if a bit brisk - by that time). In general, we are going to be running around the...
Forum: Pacific Northwet - Where it's green. And wet. 12-10-2014, 11:35 AM
Replies: 155
Views: 8,425
Posted By Gootch
This never gets talked about. My neighborhood...

This never gets talked about. My neighborhood has a guy who runs studded tires everyday from early December to late March -- and we get just one-two days of snow a year. How much damage is that guy...
Forum: The British Invasion: Triumph Tigers 12-05-2014, 11:25 AM
Replies: 941
Views: 107,390
Posted By Gootch
:lol3 As for blue headers, it's all part of...

:lol3

As for blue headers, it's all part of the Triumph charm. My old Thruxton wouldn't look right without them.
Forum: Pacific Northwet - Where it's green. And wet. 11-19-2014, 01:56 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,793
Posted By Gootch
"It seems a few have gotten out of them by simply...

"It seems a few have gotten out of them by simply stating the traffic stop was in violation of there rights under the Constitution of the United States."

Don't do that -- judges hate that sort of...
Forum: Central From Da Nort Woods to the Plane States 11-14-2014, 01:06 PM
Replies: 98
Views: 6,105
Posted By Gootch
Yep. As above and I see you are doing it. Good...

Yep. As above and I see you are doing it. Good luck. It's advrider, not some HOG site. I've done these multi-state winter rides before. There's something about them that is (literally) cool. Be...
Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 11-11-2014, 12:16 PM
Replies: 7,061
Views: 1,168,444
Posted By Gootch
You and me both (along with about of Advrider). ...

You and me both (along with about of Advrider).

I'm trying to get to the point where I'll believe a bike model exists only when I see it on the dealer floor (in part because videos from Europe...
Forum: Pacific Northwet - Where it's green. And wet. 11-11-2014, 10:24 AM
Replies: 3,290
Views: 311,659
Posted By Gootch
We ride on the second Saturday of every month...

We ride on the second Saturday of every month year around (unless there is snow and ice).

However, the exception is December. We usually just ride in the Salvation Army Toy Run in Olympia. It's...
Forum: Pacific Northwet - Where it's green. And wet. 11-10-2014, 11:27 AM
Replies: 3,290
Views: 311,659
Posted By Gootch
Those beers show up on tap for growler fills now...

Those beers show up on tap for growler fills now and then at Gravity Beer Market in Olympia.

We had a great ride up to Windy Ridge on Saturday. After battling heavy fog early east of Centralia...
Forum: The British Invasion: Triumph Tigers 11-07-2014, 06:18 PM
Replies: 941
Views: 107,390
Posted By Gootch
Bear notwithstanding, the updates should freshen...

Bear notwithstanding, the updates should freshen the bike - better mpg is always good and to my eyes the minor changes have improved the looks. At least in the US, the price doesn't seem to have...
Forum: Pacific Northwet - Where it's green. And wet. 11-07-2014, 11:36 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 609
Posted By Gootch
South Sound Honda and Yamaha Motorsports of...

South Sound Honda and Yamaha Motorsports of Olympia both have decent glove selections. (At Yamaha, check the cut-out box; I've gotten a good deal on gloves there.) I haven't been in Paulson's in a...
Forum: Pacific Northwet - Where it's green. And wet. 11-07-2014, 10:42 AM
Replies: 3,290
Views: 311,659
Posted By Gootch
Street / Pavement ride tomorrow (Saturday 11/8/14)

The Oly monthly street ride is tomorrow.

We are going to head to Windy Ridge via 508. The weather report looks good and as of yesterday NF roads 25 and 99 are open. If the conditions cause any...
Forum: Pacific Northwet - Where it's green. And wet. 11-04-2014, 03:27 PM
Replies: 3,290
Views: 311,659
Posted By Gootch
Dang it. Your post caused me last night to go...

Dang it. Your post caused me last night to go back and take a bunch of time to review the first 65 pages of this thread. We sure used to ride a lot in the South Sound. What happened? Brings a...
Forum: Pacific Northwet - Where it's green. And wet. 11-03-2014, 01:03 PM
Replies: 3,290
Views: 311,659
Posted By Gootch
Whoa Nelly! Way too long for any kind of South Sound. Bump for monthly street ride.

Yes. We are still going every month. This next Saturday is the second Saturday of the month and the old former Triumph riders group will be riding somewhere. (Triumph motorcycle not at all...
Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 10-31-2014, 04:20 PM
Replies: 66
Views: 10,772
Posted By Gootch
That would be the seemingly fantasized 700 DS...

That would be the seemingly fantasized 700 DS bike based on the FZ-07 (which has been in US showrooms for several months).

Given the low weight, the excellent handling, and the linear pull of...
Forum: Pacific Northwet - Where it's green. And wet. 10-29-2014, 01:06 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 756
Posted By Gootch
If you have the time, my monthly street group has...

If you have the time, my monthly street group has done the following:
Start in Longview and head north on 411-Westside Hwy.
Turn left on 506 in Vader, becomes Wildwood, go until you turn left on Pe...
Forum: Pacific Northwet - Where it's green. And wet. 10-23-2014, 03:24 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,448
Posted By Gootch
Well (to the ID question)? And bump to keep...

Well (to the ID question)?

And bump to keep in the public eye for a while. I hate how common property crime has become in Western Washington. Sometimes it feels like we're just renting items...
Forum: Road warriors 10-17-2014, 02:11 PM
Replies: 2,870
Views: 375,376
Posted By Gootch
Somehow it looks a lot better than the FZ09. ...

Somehow it looks a lot better than the FZ09. Handlebars look awfully high (for my taste).

With any luck they've gone after the throttle response and the suspension. (I hate the idea of having...
Forum: Pacific Northwet - Where it's green. And wet. 10-16-2014, 12:14 PM
Replies: 11,029
Views: 2,260,186
Posted By Gootch
You'll want to post this in the flea market.

You'll want to post this in the flea market.
Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 10-15-2014, 04:55 PM
Replies: 640
Views: 125,953
Posted By Gootch
I read about the Yamaha XT700 on Advrider; it...

I read about the Yamaha XT700 on Advrider; it must be coming.
Forum: Pacific Northwet - Where it's green. And wet. 10-14-2014, 11:30 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 1,891
Posted By Gootch
And most of the time in the casual northwest you...

And most of the time in the casual northwest you feel overdressed in a jacket no matter where you are. So it is nice once in a while. Enjoy the meals you have in "the big city."
Forum: Road warriors 10-13-2014, 01:04 PM
Replies: 64
Views: 6,021
Posted By Gootch
I have the 2004 Thruxton -- wheel size 18" and...

I have the 2004 Thruxton -- wheel size 18" and spoked. Somehow I've had only one flat away from my garage but a couple in the garage. The one I had on the road I was able to ride slowly a half...
Forum: Pacific Northwet - Where it's green. And wet. 10-10-2014, 11:48 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 1,891
Posted By Gootch
If you've the wallet for it, some study recently...

If you've the wallet for it, some study recently ranked The Canlis as number 8 on a top ten list of restaurants you have to try in the US.
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