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Forum: Pacific Northwet - Where it's green. And wet. 09-20-2014, 11:03 AM
Replies: 8,951
Sticky: PNW Flea Market
Views: 2,264,765
Posted By Granparacer
You're right in there. It's a slow time for bikes...

You're right in there. It's a slow time for bikes to sell now but that's a fair price.
Forum: Pacific Northwet - Where it's green. And wet. 08-29-2014, 02:29 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 513
Posted By Granparacer
Get to know your bike day at Pacific Raceway

Skagit Powersports has arranged a day at the track (with instruction) for all bike types. There are several guys bringing ADV bikes for an opportunity to polish your pavement skills. It's scheduled...
Forum: Orange Crush 08-25-2014, 10:28 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 2,899
Posted By Granparacer
The spacers may in the wrong sides. There's a...

The spacers may in the wrong sides. There's a long one and a short one. If reversed, things won't fit right.
Forum: Pacific Northwet - Where it's green. And wet. 07-02-2014, 01:39 PM
Replies: 274
Views: 83,867
Posted By Granparacer
Dual Sport Day July 9th

Skagit Powersports is hosting a day at The Ridge July 9th. You can ride the morning (or all day if you want) on the track to drastically improve your pavement skills and in the afternoon join in for...
Forum: Pacific Northwet - Where it's green. And wet. 06-04-2014, 03:37 PM
Replies: 274
Views: 83,867
Posted By Granparacer
Track Day for ADV riders

June 15th Skagit Powersports is hosting a track day for ADV riders at The Ridge near Shelton. This is a perfect opportunity to get to know your bike in a safe and sane environment. It will be a day...
Forum: Pacific Northwet - Where it's green. And wet. 06-02-2014, 09:29 PM
Replies: 8,951
Sticky: PNW Flea Market
Views: 2,264,765
Posted By Granparacer
Those are good boats and Tom takes great care of...

Those are good boats and Tom takes great care of his stuff. He's a trustworthy person to deal with as well as a great photographer!
Forum: Pacific Northwet - Where it's green. And wet. 06-02-2014, 09:53 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,553
Posted By Granparacer
The upper trails are closed till mid July to...

The upper trails are closed till mid July to protect the trails from damage while they're so wet. Please don't ride them till they are open. The lower trails can make for a decent day's ride although...
Forum: Pacific Northwet - Where it's green. And wet. 06-02-2014, 09:47 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 220
Posted By Granparacer
Skagit Powersports in Burlington is Yamaha Gold...

Skagit Powersports in Burlington is Yamaha Gold Certified and their service department rocks.
Forum: Pacific Northwet - Where it's green. And wet. 05-19-2014, 06:22 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 719
Posted By Granparacer
Skagit Powersports May 30 and 31. You can usually...

Skagit Powersports May 30 and 31. You can usually ride any bike there before buying but next weekend you can try anything in the Yamaha trailer as well. Dealers can't send you out for long tests on...
Forum: Pacific Northwet - Where it's green. And wet. 04-28-2014, 08:21 AM
Replies: 43
Views: 2,309
Posted By Granparacer
The 1190 is a remarkable bike, one with some...

The 1190 is a remarkable bike, one with some fantastic tech that's way over the head of most riders. Heck, you would need special tools to even diagnose most issues. With shop rates of $80 to $100...
Forum: Pacific Northwet - Where it's green. And wet. 04-14-2014, 10:04 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 986
Posted By Granparacer
Great shots! That new 690 makes me drool...

Great shots! That new 690 makes me drool...
Forum: Pacific Northwet - Where it's green. And wet. 04-07-2014, 09:34 AM
Replies: 230
Views: 19,013
Posted By Granparacer
Thanks to the Stumpies for laying out a killer...

Thanks to the Stumpies for laying out a killer dual sport course. We rode the "A" loop with NO dust or crowd. It was so much fun that we rode the first dirt section (part of the hare scrambles...
Forum: Vendors 03-27-2014, 10:20 AM
Replies: 193
Views: 41,729
Posted By Granparacer
Ktm Twins has them I believe. ...

Ktm Twins has them I believe.
http://www.ktmtwins.com/ktm-950-990-1190-adventure-parts?manufacturer=153
Forum: Pacific Northwet - Where it's green. And wet. 03-21-2014, 03:17 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 576
Posted By Granparacer
Snow Tuesday was at 2000' in the Skagit but it...

Snow Tuesday was at 2000' in the Skagit but it will be higher by the weekend. Still lots above 2500' though and the higher roads like Forest road 17 and 18 won't likely be open till June. I'm the...
Forum: Pacific Northwet - Where it's green. And wet. 03-17-2014, 10:14 AM
Replies: 311
Views: 23,767
Posted By Granparacer
Also remove the passenger pegs as they can trap...

Also remove the passenger pegs as they can trap your ankle in a mishap. Several nasty injuries have been reported.
Forum: Orange Crush 03-05-2014, 10:19 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 715
Posted By Granparacer
Don't shop wheel bearings on price. There's a big...

Don't shop wheel bearings on price. There's a big difference between the top of the line SKF units and the price point ones like All Balls. Most bearing houses will have choices for you, just take...
Forum: Pacific Northwet - Where it's green. And wet. 02-22-2014, 08:59 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,254
Posted By Granparacer
Skagit Powersports in Burlington. Have Sean or...

Skagit Powersports in Burlington. Have Sean or Pete work on it. Very professional crew. They're also life long riders.
Forum: Pacific Northwet - Where it's green. And wet. 02-10-2014, 01:34 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 799
Posted By Granparacer
I run a Shinko for hard terrain and wet...

I run a Shinko for hard terrain and wet conditions. It works ok in sand but I would be leery of punctures through the flexy sidewalls. Run a desert tire if you can swing it.
Forum: Equipment 02-01-2014, 10:40 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 639
Posted By Granparacer
I buy the stuff in the 5 gallon bucket. It works...

I buy the stuff in the 5 gallon bucket. It works like magic and leaves my bikes (both on and off road) clean and shiny without a pressure wash or other products. My shop has had problems getting it...
Forum: Pacific Northwet - Where it's green. And wet. 01-28-2014, 09:12 AM
Replies: 45
Views: 3,726
Posted By Granparacer
You may not want to tell U Haul that you're...

You may not want to tell U Haul that you're hauling bikes, just say you are helping a friend move or something. They're not friendly toward hauling motor vehicles in their vans.
Forum: Vendors 01-27-2014, 09:21 AM
Replies: 573
Views: 93,220
Posted By Granparacer
Anything that may fall off should be brightly...

Anything that may fall off should be brightly colored. I have looked long and hard for black roll-ups. Mine are all yellow or orange now!
Forum: Orange Crush 01-14-2014, 09:32 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 4,689
Posted By Granparacer
I stick with an AGM for the 950. Reliability is...

I stick with an AGM for the 950. Reliability is much more important than loosing a couple of pounds so low on the bike. That said, I run an 8 cell Ballistic on my 450 and it's been rock solid for...
Forum: Pacific Northwet - Where it's green. And wet. 12-22-2013, 07:50 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 2,193
Posted By Granparacer
Another rider looses his battle

Mike Gorman (shortcutsmc) lost his struggle with cancer yesterday. He was a lifetime rider and one of the original members (since 1968) of the Skagit Motorcycle Club. Mike rode in the dirt most of...
Forum: Pacific Northwet - Where it's green. And wet. 09-05-2013, 08:37 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 3,552
Posted By Granparacer
Looking forward to the ride reports! Congrats,...

Looking forward to the ride reports! Congrats, many adventures there...
Forum: Pacific Northwet - Where it's green. And wet. 08-29-2013, 09:19 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 526
Posted By Granparacer
Up the valley to Slate Peak. Don't miss this...

Up the valley to Slate Peak. Don't miss this one...
Forum: Pacific Northwet - Where it's green. And wet. 08-14-2013, 08:57 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,444
Posted By Granparacer
I didn't sleep much; every time the rain would...

I didn't sleep much; every time the rain would resume I would get out and look up to the trees for a sign the mud was coming. I figured that I could move the rig or run if necessary. Some of the...
Forum: Pacific Northwet - Where it's green. And wet. 08-13-2013, 08:42 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,444
Posted By Granparacer
We decided to haul over to avoid the scary "deer...

We decided to haul over to avoid the scary "deer on the road" situation near Mazama as we would be there late in the evening. It was definitely more comfy in the burb than under a tree all night!
Forum: Pacific Northwet - Where it's green. And wet. 08-12-2013, 10:27 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,444
Posted By Granparacer
My wife and I were on our way to Twisp Saturday...

My wife and I were on our way to Twisp Saturday evening. About 9:30 approaching Washington Pass in a driving rain, we came upon water and debris running across the road. It was far too deep to...
Forum: Pacific Northwet - Where it's green. And wet. 07-30-2013, 09:01 AM
Replies: 42
Views: 4,634
Posted By Granparacer
That meadow used to be pristine, a-holes ripped...

That meadow used to be pristine, a-holes ripped it up. This is BAD publicity for all of us; legal action against the perp would be good but the Harold would get us all kicked out. Volunteer action to...
Forum: Pacific Northwet - Where it's green. And wet. 07-21-2013, 07:33 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 2,508
Posted By Granparacer
Thanks to you and your brother for the dangerous...

Thanks to you and your brother for the dangerous work clearing the way! You rock.
Forum: Pacific Northwet - Where it's green. And wet. 07-12-2013, 08:11 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,492
Posted By Granparacer
It's a festering of Fords.

It's a festering of Fords.
Forum: Pacific Northwet - Where it's green. And wet. 06-24-2013, 04:32 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,218
Posted By Granparacer
Thanks guys and to all those who came to support...

Thanks guys and to all those who came to support Boobs. It was a fun day!
Forum: Pacific Northwet - Where it's green. And wet. 06-19-2013, 09:46 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,218
Posted By Granparacer
This is a really fun event and it raises money...

This is a really fun event and it raises money for a good cause. Wear your pink gear (we know you have it stashed) or find an xl bra to wear over your gear. No worries about political correctness!...
Forum: Pacific Northwet - Where it's green. And wet. 06-17-2013, 09:15 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 454
Posted By Granparacer
Come ride at Walker Valley this weekend for the...

Come ride at Walker Valley this weekend for the Boob Run poker run to support the S.G.Komen fund. You'll see some of the trail system and meet some other riders including the Skagit Motorcycle Club...
Forum: Pacific Northwet - Where it's green. And wet. 06-10-2013, 09:19 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 579
Posted By Granparacer
There was a Rukus that posted 3.5 hp...

There was a Rukus that posted 3.5 hp...
Forum: Pacific Northwet - Where it's green. And wet. 05-27-2013, 09:21 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,244
Posted By Granparacer
Powersports ride June 2nd

The next ride is June 2nd. Just like the last ride, it's for plated dirt bikes. Walker trails are technical so big bikes like KLRs would really struggle (see vids that Chris posted to see them). The...
Forum: Pacific Northwet - Where it's green. And wet. 05-19-2013, 09:16 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,244
Posted By Granparacer
Great ride today, fellas, can't wait to do it...

Great ride today, fellas, can't wait to do it again!
Forum: Pacific Northwet - Where it's green. And wet. 04-19-2013, 08:31 AM
Replies: 59
Views: 3,394
Posted By Granparacer
Good fuel is available at the cardlock behind...

Good fuel is available at the cardlock behind Skagit Powersports in Burlington so long as they can get it.
Forum: Pacific Northwet - Where it's green. And wet. 04-04-2013, 08:58 AM
Replies: 192
Views: 9,892
Posted By Granparacer
Aliens did that...

Aliens did that...
Forum: Pacific Northwet - Where it's green. And wet. 04-01-2013, 11:29 AM
Replies: 59
Views: 3,394
Posted By Granparacer
Corn farmers and corn country land brokers.

Corn farmers and corn country land brokers.
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