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Forum: Road warriors 09-26-2013, 05:13 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 3,135
Posted By grumbler
I'd be surprised if my ol' 1975 FLH1200 got more...

I'd be surprised if my ol' 1975 FLH1200 got more than 50bhp
at the rear wheel. It was basically stock with the only mods
being the Mikuni carb and slashcut glasspaks. The torque is
what it was all...
Forum: Road warriors 08-31-2013, 11:00 AM
Replies: 151
Views: 17,231
Posted By grumbler
Kudos! Which Sportster model, the XL1200R? ...

Kudos! Which Sportster model, the XL1200R?

BTW, I was looking at the new 2014 XL883L and XL1200C as psuede
XL1200R project bikes. Both would need suspension upgrades and the
XL883L would...
Forum: Road warriors 08-30-2013, 05:39 PM
Replies: 151
Views: 17,231
Posted By grumbler
Whatever happened to the OP -?- guess he lost...

Whatever happened to the OP -?- guess he lost interest in 'em. :nod

Speaking of Triumph Bonnevilles, am the same size as Frank Mir and
all of them, including the Sportsters, are too small for me....
Forum: Road warriors 08-30-2013, 04:48 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 3,328
Posted By grumbler
That reminds me, had a cam plug leak on my Vulcan...

That reminds me, had a cam plug leak on my Vulcan 1500 Classic FI
which is a known issue with those bikes. Anyway, I just cleaned it off
with rubbing alcohol, q-tips, and toothpicks then used...
Forum: Road warriors 08-24-2013, 04:02 PM
Replies: 741
Views: 253,031
Posted By grumbler
Had to do the liters to cubic feet conversion,...

Had to do the liters to cubic feet conversion, and that 50L comes to 1.76 cubic feet.
Just to keep it in perspective, the T-Bags Expandable Tahoe sissy bar bag retails for
$223 and expands from...
Forum: Pacific Northwet - Where it's green. And wet. 06-17-2013, 02:26 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 2,095
Posted By grumbler
Am originally from West Vancouver, BC although my...

Am originally from West Vancouver, BC although my parents dragged
me kicking and screaming to Carmel. Transplanted Canuck might be
more apt. :D
Forum: Pacific Northwet - Where it's green. And wet. 06-08-2013, 03:54 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 2,095
Posted By grumbler
Idaho Use Tax or iack thereof when registrating.

We relocated from San Jose, CA to Boise, ID in 2002 and, much
to my surprise, didn't have to pay a sales tax on our car, truck,
and both of my motorcycles.

All of our vehicles were paid for and...
Forum: GS Boxers 05-31-2013, 03:43 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 4,104
Posted By grumbler
I've ridden with Hesh, uh, fallen behind Hesh out...

I've ridden with Hesh, uh, fallen behind Hesh out in the twisties
all over Northern CA. He owned BMW R80ST and RZ350 in those
days. Was told that he quit riding altogether several years ago,
but...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 05-31-2013, 07:55 AM
Replies: 51
Views: 4,584
Posted By grumbler
If you're caught speeding in Idaho

Way back in October 1988 was caught doing
65 in a 55 by the Idaho State Police on US-95
near Sandpoint. Fine was $37 (paid by mail),
and it showed-up on my CA driving record.

At any rate, these...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 05-31-2013, 06:34 AM
Replies: 4,326
Views: 429,550
Posted By grumbler
The Road Glide Custom and Road Glide Ultra will...

The Road Glide Custom and Road Glide Ultra will eventually return:

Both Road Glide models are being discontinued for 2014MY to undergo planned design refreshes; during this time we will also be...
Forum: Pacific Northwet - Where it's green. And wet. 12-17-2012, 04:08 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 5,301
Posted By grumbler
Am in complete agreement with you there based on...

Am in complete agreement with you there based on my own
observations while driving up Chuckanut. That blows chunks
about the BMW rider who was forced off the road by a cager.

I've ridden on the...
Forum: Pacific Northwet - Where it's green. And wet. 12-17-2012, 03:49 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 5,301
Posted By grumbler
That would be cool as I owned '67 TR6R, '68 TR6R,...

That would be cool as I owned '67 TR6R, '68 TR6R, '72 T120R and
'73 T140RV Triumphs during my heydays as a wild & crazy guy. :D

Alas, despite being 20 years old, she doesn't have a driver's...
Forum: Pacific Northwet - Where it's green. And wet. 11-21-2012, 02:12 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 5,301
Posted By grumbler
That reminds me, my daughter is a sophomore at...

That reminds me, my daughter is a sophomore at WWU (Fairhaven College),
and was at the Chuckanut Brewing Co on W. Holly St. Right next door is
Champion Cycle, a Triumph dealership. She fell in love...
Forum: Pacific Northwet - Where it's green. And wet. 07-08-2010, 12:20 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 704
Posted By grumbler
I'd suggest the Safari Inn on Grove St. ...

I'd suggest the Safari Inn on Grove St.

That's southwest of Knitting Factory within easy walking distance, and has covered parking (FCFS).

Donnie's Macs, a cool trailer park cruisine joint,...
Forum: Pacific Northwet - Where it's green. And wet. 06-09-2010, 01:28 PM
Replies: 59
Views: 6,056
Posted By grumbler
This photo of NF-39 is on the Hells Canyon Rally...

This photo of NF-39 is on the Hells Canyon Rally website, and it doesn't look
as if it'll be repaired anytime soon. That's a lot of damage to say the least:
...
Forum: Pacific Northwet - Where it's green. And wet. 04-30-2010, 06:51 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 3,244
Posted By grumbler
All of my eastbound rides on US-12 to Missoula or...

All of my eastbound rides on US-12 to Missoula or Hamilton were straight shots out of Boise. By the time we usually arrived at Rivers Cafe in Kooskia for lunch, it was already past noon. Meaning, 2pm...
Forum: Pacific Northwet - Where it's green. And wet. 04-30-2010, 04:50 PM
Replies: 77
Views: 4,707
Posted By grumbler
We stayed at the Motel 6 in Issaquah a couple of...

We stayed at the Motel 6 in Issaquah a couple of years ago, and
that's a picturesque town. Next morning, we cut east on I-90 to
northbound 203 which was a cool, winding road to Monroe.
Forum: Pacific Northwet - Where it's green. And wet. 04-30-2010, 09:11 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 3,244
Posted By grumbler
That would be like making a mountain out of a...

That would be like making a mountain out of a molehill. :huh

There's a photo op in Lowell itself:

http://i10.photobucket.com/albums/a104/georgefalcon/Motorcycling/2008/10/05/HPIM1076.jpg
Forum: Pacific Northwet - Where it's green. And wet. 04-29-2010, 07:40 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 3,244
Posted By grumbler
UPDATE: Heard back from ITD (Idaho Department of...

UPDATE: Heard back from ITD (Idaho Department of Transportation) and there are no plans
to bring that WINDING ROAD NEXT 77 MILES road sign back. It was relocated 22 miles west
to just east of the...
Forum: Pacific Northwet - Where it's green. And wet. 04-28-2010, 02:48 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 3,244
Posted By grumbler
Beats being a called psychopath! :D ...

Beats being a called psychopath! :D

http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3278/2549547997_e8540f6f61.jpg
Forum: Pacific Northwet - Where it's green. And wet. 04-28-2010, 09:10 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 3,244
Posted By grumbler
Apathetic Way To Be Yeah, I'm not angry ...

Apathetic Way To Be

Yeah, I'm not angry
And no, I'm not upset
It's taken me awhile
But this is what I've learned
Emotional attachment is really not a threat
When I'm simply not concerned
...
Forum: Pacific Northwet - Where it's green. And wet. 04-27-2010, 12:42 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 3,244
Posted By grumbler
I've contacted a couple of official sources as...

I've contacted a couple of official sources as well as
someone near Lowell, and will post the results. Back
in August of 2008 my bud from north of Sacramento
was looking forward to that photo op,...
Forum: Pacific Northwet - Where it's green. And wet. 04-26-2010, 05:08 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 3,244
Posted By grumbler
At Lolo Summit, definitely. However, the scenery...

At Lolo Summit, definitely. However, the scenery for the
current "99" sign outside Kooskia blows chunks when it's
compared to the old "77" sign by Lowell.
Forum: Pacific Northwet - Where it's green. And wet. 04-26-2010, 05:05 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 3,244
Posted By grumbler
NFW could I take a picture if it's *not* there!...

NFW could I take a picture if it's *not* there! Besides, am sure
others will be out on that road before I get the opportunity!!!
Forum: Pacific Northwet - Where it's green. And wet. 04-26-2010, 02:52 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 3,244
Posted By grumbler
Not that one, either. Yours is located just east...

Not that one, either. Yours is located just east of Kooskia, ID.

The one at Lolo Summit used to say "Next 77 Miles ..." and has
been changed to "Next 99 Miles ..." so that means the odds of...
Forum: Pacific Northwet - Where it's green. And wet. 04-26-2010, 02:49 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 3,244
Posted By grumbler
Not that one ... your photo is at Lolo Summit ...

Not that one ... your photo is at Lolo Summit
on the ID side. Am referring to the one a mile
east of Lowell, ID (Cougar Canyon Station).
...
Forum: Pacific Northwet - Where it's green. And wet. 04-26-2010, 01:00 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 3,244
Posted By grumbler
"Winding Road Next 77 Miles" road sign back?

The Winding Road Next 77 Miles road sign was missing
back in August of 2008 when I was on US-12 a mile east
of Lowell, ID.

Does anyone know whether it's back up? Planning to be
out there in...
Forum: Old's Cool 03-03-2010, 06:34 PM
Replies: 15,938
Views: 9,425,073
Posted By grumbler
That definitely looks like "Linda's Triumph" from...

That definitely looks like "Linda's Triumph" from Easyriders magazine
some 40-years ago. Cover issue had overhead shot of the gas tank.
Root beer brown metallic with gold flames IIRC.
Forum: Old's Cool 02-28-2010, 02:58 PM
Replies: 157
Views: 40,103
Posted By grumbler
The Wild One (1953), surprising enough, was...

The Wild One (1953), surprising enough, was loaded with Brit
Iron while Harleys were in the minority.

I recall stopping in Cloverdale, CA at the Hi-Top Drive-In back
in '65 enroute to...
Forum: Road warriors 02-27-2010, 01:14 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 4,785
Posted By grumbler
Triumph Thunderbird 1600 Cafe Racer (pics)

Am a little surprised that this hasn't been posted yet. :dunno

In order to morph this motorbike, rear-sets and accessories came
from Sivert’s own shop, Rassak and a new speedometer has also ...
Forum: Pacific Northwet - Where it's green. And wet. 08-10-2009, 11:21 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 952
Posted By grumbler
Many thanks! Heavily traveled denotes lots of...

Many thanks! Heavily traveled denotes lots of dust and gravel
from other vehicles on that road. I get the impression that it
might be easier to navigate out of Sun Valley due to what I
think is a...
Forum: Pacific Northwet - Where it's green. And wet. 08-10-2009, 10:15 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 952
Posted By grumbler
Trail Creek Rd btw Sun Valley and Chilly?

Have never been on Trail Creek Rd btw Sun Valley and Chilly
although my Benchmark Map for Idaho shows that it's paved
for ~10mi from Sun Valley and ~12mi from Chilly. Unpaved
btw those two points....
Forum: Pacific Northwet - Where it's green. And wet. 10-01-2008, 11:30 AM
Replies: 47
Views: 3,132
Posted By grumbler
It's not a Harley. That's a Kawasaki 800 Drifter...

It's not a Harley. That's a Kawasaki 800 Drifter with the 4 gallon tank.
Forum: Ride reports 08-17-2008, 04:48 PM
Replies: 192
Views: 10,058
Posted By grumbler
When riding from Grangeville to Kooskia on SR-13,...

When riding from Grangeville to Kooskia on SR-13, we usually take
the Mt. Idaho Grade to SR-14 loop. Unfortunately, thanks to time
constraints, never got the chance to follow SR-14 to Elk City and...
Forum: Road warriors 02-07-2008, 09:48 AM
Replies: 104
Views: 24,600
Posted By grumbler
Unless you're trying to ride non-stop from Boise...

Unless you're trying to ride non-stop from Boise to Winnemucca, that doesn't make any sense. There's a Chevron at the 55/95 jct by Marsing, Jordan Valley has two gas stations, Rome and Burns Junction...
Forum: Ride reports 04-18-2004, 05:49 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,098
Posted By grumbler
Have done tons of those albeit on my, uh, web...

Have done tons of those albeit on my, uh, web site. This
most recent page is from last Sept is loaded with pixs and
brief narratives. I'd recommend cable or dsl rather than a
dial-up connection...
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