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Forum: Pacific Northwet - Where it's green. And wet. 06-26-2013, 12:19 PM
Replies: 9,025
Sticky: PNW Flea Market
Views: 2,299,564
Posted By Blinkerfluid
Mercury 300 RIB

A bit off topic, but I have a 2006 Mercury 300 RIB for sale. The motor in the pics is already gone, but everything else is still there including beach wheels, anchor/chain/rope, fish finder and...
Forum: Pacific Northwet - Where it's green. And wet. 08-02-2011, 01:08 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 921
Posted By Blinkerfluid
The klx might work pretty well.. Either carry a...

The klx might work pretty well.. Either carry a chainsaw with you, or bring 2 or 3 large friends to help lift the bike over the bigger downed trees (a couple were probably around 36" in diameter).....
Forum: Pacific Northwet - Where it's green. And wet. 08-02-2011, 10:50 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 921
Posted By Blinkerfluid
Oh yea, duh, guess I should have mentioned the...

Oh yea, duh, guess I should have mentioned the moutain bikes in the first post :lol3 oops.

Idk about doing Suntop on a dualsport bike, maybe like a ktm 450 exc type bike, but I wouldn't try it on...
Forum: Pacific Northwet - Where it's green. And wet. 08-02-2011, 10:17 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 921
Posted By Blinkerfluid
It was awesome.. We hit one spot with some patchy...

It was awesome.. We hit one spot with some patchy snow, but not a big deal at all.. Then there were maybe 3 or 4 trees down in spots and that was it.. If you're mountain biking it, make sure you have...
Forum: Pacific Northwet - Where it's green. And wet. 07-27-2011, 07:34 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 921
Posted By Blinkerfluid
Suntop lookout

Does anyone know if Suntop lookout on the NE side of Rainier is free of snow? My family is coming into town this weekend and we thought we might go ride the Suntop/Skookum flats trail loop.
Forum: Ride reports 07-19-2011, 09:46 PM
Replies: 90
Views: 15,227
Posted By Blinkerfluid
Awesome! Thanks! That's one of the few pictures...

Awesome! Thanks! That's one of the few pictures that I took :D
Forum: Ride reports 07-19-2011, 10:35 AM
Replies: 90
Views: 15,227
Posted By Blinkerfluid
We must have been there on an odd day off for...

We must have been there on an odd day off for them, we were there in the middle of the day on Thursday and they were closed. The only other place we had fuel issues on the trip was the Station in...
Forum: Day Trippin' 07-11-2011, 09:32 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 3,587
Posted By Blinkerfluid
:lol3 That would be underkill.. her way of...

:lol3 That would be underkill.. her way of reminding herself not to give a shit if she drops her bike.
Forum: Day Trippin' 07-10-2011, 09:58 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 3,587
Posted By Blinkerfluid
Hey, That was us! (Underkill and Me) :D We stuck...

Hey, That was us! (Underkill and Me) :D We stuck around and had breakfast (including a chocolate shake) once the store opened up. Our report is coming soon, but we're still sorting through...
Forum: Pacific Northwet - Where it's green. And wet. 07-03-2011, 09:22 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 2,511
Posted By Blinkerfluid
Sitting at the fields station right now waiting...

Sitting at the fields station right now waiting for them to open so we can get fuel. I think underkill will start the ride report when we get back. :D
Forum: Pacific Northwet - Where it's green. And wet. 06-30-2011, 10:19 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 2,511
Posted By Blinkerfluid
Cool thanks, I thought it might be looking at the...

Cool thanks, I thought it might be looking at the Satellite imagery, just wanted to make sure.

Leaving tomorrow morning! :clap
Forum: Pacific Northwet - Where it's green. And wet. 06-30-2011, 05:35 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 2,511
Posted By Blinkerfluid
Anyone have coordinates to the fruit orchard camp...

Anyone have coordinates to the fruit orchard camp site near the alvord hot springs they could send me? Is it just west of the springs, up the hill?
Forum: Pacific Northwet - Where it's green. And wet. 06-27-2011, 05:09 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 2,511
Posted By Blinkerfluid
Trying to get some of our route worked out since...

Trying to get some of our route worked out since we leave Friday! :eek1

Any one have any current fuel availability info? Right now I'm thinking our route is probably going to be China Hat out of...
Forum: Thumpers 06-27-2011, 08:47 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 2,470
Posted By Blinkerfluid
To me, the TE630 and XRL are in a different...

To me, the TE630 and XRL are in a different category than the 530excr.. The KTM690 would be more comparable to the TE and XRL.. and really, a plated XR650R would be more comparable to the TE and 690....
Forum: Pacific Northwet - Where it's green. And wet. 06-08-2011, 09:11 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 2,511
Posted By Blinkerfluid
Well our trip is getting pretty close now. We...

Well our trip is getting pretty close now. We were originally thinking about just leaving from the house, but to save some wear on the tires I think we've decided to haul the bikes at least to the...
Forum: Thumpers 05-26-2011, 08:20 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 6,502
Posted By Blinkerfluid
+1 on the 06+ for the 450/525/530 bikes, KTM made...

+1 on the 06+ for the 450/525/530 bikes, KTM made quite a few changes that year which I think made for a better bike. Since you're in WA though, at least for the time being I'd go with an 07+ as...
Forum: Trials 05-23-2011, 12:25 PM
Replies: 2,739
Views: 343,349
Posted By Blinkerfluid
That's a great idea, I'll have to remember it for...

That's a great idea, I'll have to remember it for next time.. Thanks!
Forum: Trials 05-23-2011, 12:24 PM
Replies: 2,739
Views: 343,349
Posted By Blinkerfluid
WA requires the bikes to be titled (Offroad use...

WA requires the bikes to be titled (Offroad use only title) and then we have to have ORV stickers for the bike.. that's what she meant by title and tags, not making it street legal.

Also, I think...
Forum: Trials 05-22-2011, 05:55 PM
Replies: 2,739
Views: 343,349
Posted By Blinkerfluid
I might have left the old ones on if I'd known...

I might have left the old ones on if I'd known how big of a PITA they were going to be.. Like Underkill said, the front went on super easy.. even with the rim lock it was probably the easiest tire...
Forum: Trials 05-20-2011, 10:42 PM
Replies: 72
Views: 9,567
Posted By Blinkerfluid
Yea that bike she's on in those pictures is the...

Yea that bike she's on in those pictures is the 125 race she stole from her brother after he moved up to a 300.. You can tell by the magnesium engine case. :D
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 05-20-2011, 01:04 PM
Replies: 57
Views: 3,973
Posted By Blinkerfluid
Put regular tires on it next time.. Low-rolling...

Put regular tires on it next time.. Low-rolling resistance = low friction = increased braking distance and decreased turning ability.. It's not worth it to save 3% on fuel mileage.
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 05-19-2011, 03:43 PM
Replies: 9,896
Views: 2,030,242
Posted By Blinkerfluid
Don't let them get you down, there are a fair...

Don't let them get you down, there are a fair number of people in this thread who have no sense of humor.. Jim Moore is their king :lol3
Forum: Trials 05-19-2011, 01:41 PM
Replies: 72
Views: 9,567
Posted By Blinkerfluid
:lol3 damnit. Well fine, but I'm getting...

:lol3 damnit.

Well fine, but I'm getting a 990 SMT then. :D
Forum: Pacific Northwet - Where it's green. And wet. 05-19-2011, 01:34 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,536
Posted By Blinkerfluid
http://nwmotofest.com/rides/dualsport Is...

http://nwmotofest.com/rides/dualsport

Is that the actual dualsport route? Isn't all that paved?
Forum: Trials 05-19-2011, 09:25 AM
Replies: 72
Views: 9,567
Posted By Blinkerfluid
Please don't encourage her to get a 696 :lol3 ...

Please don't encourage her to get a 696 :lol3


Also, for those in the 'know', Underkill's new bike was previously owned/ridden by Rachel Hassler.
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 05-18-2011, 01:40 PM
Replies: 9,896
Views: 2,030,242
Posted By Blinkerfluid
Haha the opposite happened to me the other day.....

Haha the opposite happened to me the other day.. We were stopped at a gas station (Friend on a 650x-country, me on a 690 Enduro), and a guy walked up and asked "What's yours, a 250?"

He was all...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 05-17-2011, 12:32 PM
Replies: 57
Views: 3,973
Posted By Blinkerfluid
Right! Wouldn't it have been great if the clown...

Right! Wouldn't it have been great if the clown in the insight would have acutally Hit the Prius! OP, Try harder next time! :lol3

It's a pretty loose definition of "racing" to say beating a...
Forum: Pacific Northwet - Where it's green. And wet. 05-16-2011, 09:09 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 675
Posted By Blinkerfluid
Welcome to the forums. The LC4 motor is...

Welcome to the forums.

The LC4 motor is known to be a bit noisier than a lot of other motors, so it may not be anything to worry about. Of course, without hearing your bike no one can say for...
Forum: Pacific Northwet - Where it's green. And wet. 05-16-2011, 10:39 AM
Replies: 3,264
Views: 303,114
Posted By Blinkerfluid
We were out that way on Saturday checking snow...

We were out that way on Saturday checking snow levels and what not.. All of Route A of the griptwister's loop is snow free now :clap. Made it to about 3100' on Route B before we hit snow, hadn't...
Forum: Equipment 05-13-2011, 07:47 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 2,349
Posted By Blinkerfluid
I wasn't aware of the different shapes of the...

I wasn't aware of the different shapes of the Arai helmets.. From Arai's website, looks like the XD3 is the same intermidate oval shape as the Vector 2.

I know Arai makes great helmets, so...
Forum: Pics, pics, pics... 05-12-2011, 05:39 PM
Replies: 1,477
Views: 277,600
Posted By Blinkerfluid
http://underkill.smugmug.com/Motorcycles/Olympic-L...

http://underkill.smugmug.com/Motorcycles/Olympic-Loop/i-N8tKnMw/0/X2/IMG3831-X2.jpg
Forum: Equipment 05-12-2011, 04:42 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 2,349
Posted By Blinkerfluid
Right.. Like 243Win said, Evenly snug is key.. if...

Right.. Like 243Win said, Evenly snug is key.. if you put the helmet on and can immediately point to a spot on your head that feels like it's hitting the shell of the helmet, the helmet probably...
Forum: Equipment 05-10-2011, 12:53 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 3,063
Posted By Blinkerfluid
I have the Alpinestars Bionic Freeride shorts,...

I have the Alpinestars Bionic Freeride shorts, and the DO have a fly, just like any pair of briefs/boxers would have. I got them bc they have hard armor over padding, including armor over your tail...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 05-10-2011, 12:42 PM
Replies: 9,896
Views: 2,030,242
Posted By Blinkerfluid
Kind of a silly/absurd/dumb comment from...

Kind of a silly/absurd/dumb comment from yesterday when I was getting gas in my bike. And no, Jim Moore, I didn't say anything rude or sarcastic or demeaning or mean; so we can all sit here on our...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 05-05-2011, 01:00 PM
Replies: 159
Views: 18,854
Posted By Blinkerfluid
Yea woops, I should have seen it since it was...

Yea woops, I should have seen it since it was quoted on pg 7, that's not even that far back in the thread :shog. I saw Jaglite's post but missed the post before it with the link in it.
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 05-05-2011, 08:45 AM
Replies: 159
Views: 18,854
Posted By Blinkerfluid
I know this thread kind of died already, but a...

I know this thread kind of died already, but a news article lead me to this WA traffic law:
http://apps.leg.wa.gov/RCW/default.aspx?cite=46.61.425



I know it was mentioned above that WA says...
Forum: Thumpers 05-03-2011, 12:28 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 2,831
Posted By Blinkerfluid
I really wouldn't call the SV650 a dual sport...

I really wouldn't call the SV650 a dual sport bike by any stretch, look at the DL650 Vstrom (same motor) if you'd like a v-twin dual sport (though that's kind of stretch too in my opinion).. The...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 04-29-2011, 05:31 PM
Replies: 68
Views: 3,822
Posted By Blinkerfluid
This guy is pretty great too. ...

This guy is pretty great too.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CzF96izL-tI

Many people have done it, so there's no reason that he can't too.
Forum: Pacific Northwet - Where it's green. And wet. 04-28-2011, 04:07 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,538
Posted By Blinkerfluid
That's cool, I'll definitely have to check it out...

That's cool, I'll definitely have to check it out sometime.. I'm not sure what I'll be bringing to the Columbia Cup event, so I'm not sure if I'll be able to stop this time.. There's a slight chance...
Forum: Pacific Northwet - Where it's green. And wet. 04-28-2011, 03:39 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,538
Posted By Blinkerfluid
Does that hold true for non-oregon residents too?

Does that hold true for non-oregon residents too?
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