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Forum: Pacific Northwet - Where it's green. And wet. 07-25-2012, 08:46 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 2,171
Posted By big_weight
Thanks to all for the info. I am particularly...

Thanks to all for the info. I am particularly excited to hear about the mosquitos, as they typically swarm to me. I just hope that the Steens Mountain mosquitos are not "big enough to stand...
Forum: Pacific Northwet - Where it's green. And wet. 07-23-2012, 01:26 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 2,171
Posted By big_weight
Thanks for info guys. Doubt that I will run 70,...

Thanks for info guys. Doubt that I will run 70, but good to know that it is a smooth road.

I am starting out from Eugene and returning Vancouver, WA so I thought going through HMAR would let...
Forum: Pacific Northwet - Where it's green. And wet. 07-23-2012, 10:34 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 2,042
Posted By big_weight
+10 on Pro_Marinero's route. Last week rode...

+10 on Pro_Marinero's route. Last week rode south from Enumclaw using the route P_M described. Beautiful route that will take you east of St Helens and west of Mt Rainier. Highly recommended!
Forum: Pacific Northwet - Where it's green. And wet. 07-23-2012, 09:56 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 2,171
Posted By big_weight
Hart Mountain Antelope Refuge to Frenchglen

I am planning a solo trip to Steens Mountain.


Based on latest info I have seen, it appears that wildfires are largely under control, pending, of course, new fires.
I can't tell from my...
Forum: Tejas and the Gulf States 01-26-2012, 03:40 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 307
Posted By big_weight
Anybody driving Central Texas to Portland Oregon?

Have an antique coffee table that I need to get from Waco to Portland Oregon area. UPS wants an arm and leg to pack and ship. Not time critical, yet (it is from my wife's family) :D

PM if you...
Forum: The Garage 09-26-2011, 01:51 PM
Replies: 778
Views: 125,462
Posted By big_weight
Loctite is Hard to Find...

Dirty,

How come Loctite is so hard to find, but Permatex is on every street corner? Do any of the inmate vendor companies sell Loctite 243? Online vendors are all out.

Big_weight
Forum: GS Boxers 05-19-2011, 01:12 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 983
Posted By big_weight
Fastways and Rox are good.

6'6" here - put them on my 2002 GS and made huge difference.
Forum: Pacific Northwet - Where it's green. And wet. 08-21-2008, 12:55 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 623
Posted By big_weight
Touratech also has them.

Touratech also has them.
Forum: Pacific Northwet - Where it's green. And wet. 07-08-2008, 09:04 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,572
Posted By big_weight
Winks Hardware has incredible selection

http://www.winkshardware.com/
Forum: Pacific Northwet - Where it's green. And wet. 07-07-2008, 04:03 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,159
Posted By big_weight
Now the tie downs on the other hand....???

Sorry to be so selfish, but since I didn't win any, I didn't pay any attention. I don't think they were ratcheting, though.
Forum: Pacific Northwet - Where it's green. And wet. 07-07-2008, 03:58 PM
Replies: 21,493
Views: 1,586,425
Posted By big_weight
Sorry about the biff, baling wire, uhaul, etc. ...

Sorry about the biff, baling wire, uhaul, etc. Glad you are OK.
Forum: Pacific Northwet - Where it's green. And wet. 07-06-2008, 09:23 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,159
Posted By big_weight
Mike, there is a big trophy waiting for you

You shoulda stuck around for the awards. You won either 4th or 5th. Nice trophy and set of tie-down. I thought about strapping it on back of my bike, but it was too nice and didn't want to risk...
Forum: Pacific Northwet - Where it's green. And wet. 07-04-2008, 01:06 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,159
Posted By big_weight
What are the details on this

Time, starting place, sign-up?
Forum: GS Boxers 06-22-2008, 07:20 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 825
Posted By big_weight
Throttle Lock O-Ring Caterpillar Part # 8M-4991....

Throttle Lock O-Ring Caterpillar Part # 8M-4991. I have used and works well.
Forum: Equipment 04-27-2008, 09:07 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 749
Posted By big_weight
Thanks - I will keep the single BT

Thanks to all who responded. Once again, members of this forum save the day. Appreciate it.

Bill
Forum: Equipment 04-26-2008, 10:05 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 749
Posted By big_weight
One Battery Tender Per Bike?

Have a R1150GS that keep connected to Battery Tender when it is in garage. Just bought a KTM 450 EXC and want to connect to BT when it is in garage. Do I need another BT so that one is connected to...
Forum: Americas 04-24-2008, 04:31 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 583
Posted By big_weight
I just rode from TX to WA using the southern...

I just rode from TX to WA using the southern route. I went to BB, Ft. Davis, and then caught I-10 at Kent and rode to Lordsburg NM. I then took HWY 70 towards Safford and on to Globe, AZ. I then...
Forum: Tejas and the Gulf States 04-09-2008, 10:31 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 747
Posted By big_weight
Found Blue Bell Ice Cream in Aguila, AZ

Took highways 70 and 60 through AZ to avoid I-10. Pulled into a Woody's station in Aguila, AZ (on 60 between Wickenburg and I-10 W junction) for gas, water, and de-watering. Found Blue Bell in...
Forum: Tejas and the Gulf States 04-09-2008, 09:02 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 3,717
Posted By big_weight
+1 - Lived in Texas for 25 years and never went...

+1 - Lived in Texas for 25 years and never went to Big Bend just got back from 5500 mile trip that included BB and River Road - stunning. Told all my family still in Texas that they must go see. I...
Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 04-01-2008, 10:04 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 457
Posted By big_weight
Thanks for responses guys. Ending up cutting...

Thanks for responses guys. Ending up cutting over N of Ukiah on Hwy 20 to Williams, based on recommendation of Eureka acquaintance (rides a KLR650). I enjoyed the ride along the lakes, but was...
Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 03-26-2008, 05:55 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 457
Posted By big_weight
Thanks StormDog - talked to friend in Southern...

Thanks StormDog - talked to friend in Southern Oregon (Roseburg). He advised against 199, so going to hit 101 in Reedsport.

Appreciate help.
Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 03-26-2008, 03:37 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 457
Posted By big_weight
Thanks Frnk4tr (are you a hot dog?). 199 looks...

Thanks Frnk4tr (are you a hot dog?). 199 looks pretty good from Grants Pass, apparently only 1 hill (Hayes Hill at 1640 feet). Appreciate it.
Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 03-26-2008, 02:58 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 457
Posted By big_weight
Need NorCal Route Advice - Hwy 101 South From OR/CA border, then rejoin I-5

Leaving Washington tomorrow AM headed south on I-5 to Stockton and then further points south. Need to make good time, which is why I am super-slabbing in the first place.

Cold weather and...
Forum: Tejas and the Gulf States 02-09-2008, 07:16 AM
Replies: 2,074
Views: 181,372
Posted By big_weight
Texas, Not Louisiana

Andy, will be leaving from Cameron, Texas. It is ~80 miles NE of Austin.

Thanks,
Bill
Forum: Tejas and the Gulf States 02-08-2008, 08:28 PM
Replies: 2,074
Views: 181,372
Posted By big_weight
DaveG - nice video Richard - ordered book...

DaveG - nice video

Richard - ordered book from Amazon. No GPS yet. Perhaps personal safety would dictate that I buy on before embarking on the spring break 2008 trip.

Eric - neat picture....
Forum: Tejas and the Gulf States 02-08-2008, 06:22 PM
Replies: 2,074
Views: 181,372
Posted By big_weight
Richard, Not sure I want to do many...

Richard,

Not sure I want to do many non-paved roads since I am traveling alone, don't know area, running Tourances, and have an out-of-state license. Back roads are fine. After seeing some of...
Forum: Tejas and the Gulf States 02-08-2008, 01:56 PM
Replies: 2,074
Views: 181,372
Posted By big_weight
Escort

Thanks for all info. I like the idea of an escort. People tell me that I am not non-descript, but rather quite ugly. I will try to lose weight between now and trip, so I am not so juicy.

You...
Forum: Tejas and the Gulf States 02-08-2008, 09:13 AM
Replies: 2,074
Views: 181,372
Posted By big_weight
Great Info Guys-

Sorry to take up so many posts on this check in thread, but do appreciate.

Zapp, are you serious about 90 being bad (kidnap insurance?:eek1 ). Just talked to a friend from Texas, and he...
Forum: Tejas and the Gulf States 02-08-2008, 06:15 AM
Replies: 2,074
Views: 181,372
Posted By big_weight
Central Texas to BB and Beyond

Richard and Eric, thanks for the info. I can add another day. If you don't mind, give me the routes that you would take from Austin to BB. I have two months to plan, and anticipate, this trip. ...
Forum: Tejas and the Gulf States 02-07-2008, 10:21 PM
Replies: 2,074
Views: 181,372
Posted By big_weight
Riding Central Texas to Big Bend then to California then to Washington

Hello. Grew up in Central Texas and now live in Vancouver, WA, so I don't qualify as a Texas Adventure Rider. Planning a solo spring break trip (first week of April) on my 2002 1150 GS to Cameron to...
Forum: Americas 02-04-2008, 10:05 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 696
Posted By big_weight
Thanks for input

Thanks guys. GW, wouldn't the Utah, Colorado, Kansas (UCK?) way have a higher likelihood of snow and ice that time of year? What route are you suggesting?
Forum: Americas 02-04-2008, 11:05 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 696
Posted By big_weight
Pacific Northwest to Texas in Late March

Planning a solo trip from Vancouver, WA to Central Texas (and back) on a GS last week of March - first week of April. Have 10 - 14 days to make trip. I would like to go later in year, but timing is...
Forum: Equipment 06-14-2007, 01:12 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 429
Posted By big_weight
I too am 6'6", with bad knees and needed more...

I too am 6'6", with bad knees and needed more height from peg to knees. Put Fastways on Lo-boy position, and that helped. I also put wood blocks under the 4 clamps that hold the seat to the frame -...
Forum: Pacific Northwet - Where it's green. And wet. 05-31-2007, 11:42 AM
Replies: 93
Views: 5,348
Posted By big_weight
Interested

Russ, great concept. Hope you make it happen, so we have this training available in our backyard. Will definitely follow this thread for more news and updates.
Forum: Face plant 05-21-2007, 07:23 PM
Replies: 63
Views: 6,958
Posted By big_weight
Couver - Heal fast

Sorry to hear about your get-off, but do appreciate you sharing your experiences. I sure learned a lot from this thread. I also typically ride alone, which can be a real problem when you get...
Forum: Pacific Northwet - Where it's green. And wet. 03-06-2007, 10:53 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,657
Posted By big_weight
Rep Jim Dunn's Reply (Vancouver Area)

Bill, thanks for writing. This is a bad bill. I'll be voting against it.
Keep in touch, Jim
Forum: Pacific Northwet - Where it's green. And wet. 03-02-2007, 05:09 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 816
Posted By big_weight
List looked good except for Costco toilet paper. ...

List looked good except for Costco toilet paper. Just a couple grits short of sandpaper.

Went to rally last year and was great time. Maybe some more PDX area guys will show up this year.
Forum: Equipment 09-03-2006, 08:55 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 866
Posted By big_weight
Daytonas?

No first hand experience. I was looking for big boot (15). MikeO said to check out Daytonas. but warned that they run wide.
Forum: Pacific Northwet - Where it's green. And wet. 08-27-2006, 08:55 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 672
Posted By big_weight
Maps of Larch Mountain, Clark County, Washington

Anyone know of maps of Larch Mountain area out near the correctional facility? Is that Forest Service or DNR property? Looks to be some good logging road riding off the L-1500 road. There was a ORV...
Forum: Equipment 08-25-2006, 06:16 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,208
Posted By big_weight
Lots of Info - Thanks!

RW - I will contact ROX and see if they have any GS installs.
WR - Great info - I share your concern about stacking. I don't think 1 would be enough. Please, no new bike
CKW - Convertibar - now...
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