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Forum: Pacific Northwet - Where it's green. And wet. 10-10-2011, 03:05 PM
Replies: 189
Views: 20,603
Posted By paddythesmith
umm...

I guess, in trying not to hijack this thread and searching for brevity... I failed to mention this tire change all went down in my garage. Yup, garage, as at least one in the group was playing with...
Forum: Pacific Northwet - Where it's green. And wet. 10-10-2011, 11:41 AM
Replies: 189
Views: 20,603
Posted By paddythesmith
the story? pretty simple

WBN - nothing too out there. The rider with the cord showing was from Calgary, Alberta. Having been there myself (cut home early on a 2k mi trip this May, home in 1500mi, due to a...
Forum: Pacific Northwet - Where it's green. And wet. 10-10-2011, 09:36 AM
Replies: 189
Views: 20,603
Posted By paddythesmith
heard this morning...

tdfox dropped by my house this morning bearing the gift of one filled growler. Although I see him at work a few times each week and outside nearly as much... he hadn't shared this whole event with...
Forum: GS Boxers 01-04-2011, 09:25 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 962
Posted By paddythesmith
1150

I've enjoyed my 1150 GS Adv since I purchased it new 11/05 (white/blue 06'). Photo is from last April, after its annual cleaning but before the first trip of the season.

Having wrenched on...
Forum: Pacific Northwet - Where it's green. And wet. 10-27-2010, 06:40 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,325
Posted By paddythesmith
prednisone

More than 10 years ago, during my internship year in San Francisco, I went mountain biking with a fellow intern in the nearby hills. A day or two after pushing our bikes through a veritable...
Forum: Pacific Northwet - Where it's green. And wet. 07-16-2010, 06:12 PM
Replies: 122
Views: 7,215
Posted By paddythesmith
E85 Yukon

Yes, I used to point out and make fun of the E85 Yukons when I first saw them in our town. Full circle came with our fourth child and my wife pointing me toward another 4wd family rig (Honda Pilot...
Forum: Pacific Northwet - Where it's green. And wet. 04-26-2010, 09:46 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,408
Posted By paddythesmith
just do it

Doing more stuff leads to buying more and better equipment which allows you to do more stuff. Then your friends and relatives come over with their bikes, since you now know more than they do. It's...
Forum: GS Boxers 04-18-2010, 04:43 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 885
Posted By paddythesmith
no problem here...

my 06 1150 did great with a y-pipe eliminator and remus exhaust. I'd question your overall state of tune (e.g. valve clearances, sp. plugs, throttle body sync) and think about the fuel filter. ...
Forum: Pacific Northwet - Where it's green. And wet. 04-17-2010, 09:07 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 559
Posted By paddythesmith
SW Oregon

Getting back to the old stomping ground the first week of May (via PDX, Gold Beach, Eureka, John Day, Joseph, home... 6 days). Umm, I'll peg hwy 138 as one of my favorite rides in OR. There's even...
Forum: GS Boxers 04-17-2010, 08:53 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,542
Posted By paddythesmith
put an Odyssey in my 06' 1150 adv today...

Have a factory CD shop manual for the 1150 GS -- it directs you to, after replacing battery:

'switch on the ignition. Without starting the engine, fully open the throttle once or twice so that...
Forum: Thumpers 01-24-2010, 04:12 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 325
Posted By paddythesmith
Q: on FF's (fuel filters) for my KTM 640 adv.

Recently my 640 (02' with 9k mi) started running poorly, in that it would not come off choke (FCR 41, choke/enrichener...help me here) without dying, despite being warm (minutes/miles of riding). I...
Forum: Face plant 09-22-2009, 10:34 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 6,638
Posted By paddythesmith
AKA means...

Above knee amputation.

Glad you kept the leg.

Get better faster.
Forum: Pacific Northwet - Where it's green. And wet. 09-19-2009, 09:24 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,718
Posted By paddythesmith
further south...

take diamond lake highway (hwy 138) just north of Crater Lake, go west to Roseburg. If you like beer, there's a neat Mcmenamins at an old railway depot there.

South to Grants Pass, take 199...
Forum: Pacific Northwet - Where it's green. And wet. 07-12-2009, 04:05 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 621
Posted By paddythesmith
be careful with your garage in tri-cities, WA

My brother is living the dream over in Richland, WA - 2 kids, nice wife and a couple BMW's in the garage (12GS and R100S). Briefly, his dogs (indoors for the night) woke him up at 3am, barking at...
Forum: Ride reports 05-25-2009, 02:25 PM
Replies: 641
Views: 240,716
Posted By paddythesmith
impressive

The collective ease of the group is apparent. Thanks for sharing.
Forum: Thumpers 05-23-2009, 02:38 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 357
Posted By paddythesmith
hylomar HPF

if you can still find it, is the shizzle. Discovered it back when I owned a couple Land Rovers (if it ain't leaking it must be empty) - the 65' 109 was pretty nice though... HPF is an indigo...
Forum: GS Boxers 05-20-2009, 09:45 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 2,735
Posted By paddythesmith
first new BMW...

After enjoying an 83' R100 (w/ S fairing) and then a very low mileage (3k when I picked it up a few years back) 88' R100RS, I found myself with enough funds for a new bike. Choosing between the 06'...
Forum: Thumpers 05-05-2009, 02:54 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 766
Posted By paddythesmith
both my bikes do the same

My BMW and KTM both like to have the clutch lever exercised once while in neutral before wanting to easily go into first gear (on the second clutch lever engagement). Reminds me of the 65' Land...
Forum: Pacific Northwet - Where it's green. And wet. 04-09-2009, 09:52 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 2,642
Posted By paddythesmith
like this thread

especially the sad but true funny parts. Good info as I'm planning to ride up to Twisp and back with a buddy this summer.

I'm told there was a time you could actually legally ride on dirt from...
Forum: Vendors 04-02-2009, 04:58 PM
Replies: 155
Views: 69,594
Posted By paddythesmith
new skid plates, just sent payment...

for the 640 Adv's my buddy and I have. Best of all, I just 'fessed up to my wife (i.e. didn't ask for permission) and she said I'm not even in trouble. Lucky I am.
Forum: GS Boxers 02-13-2009, 10:03 PM
Replies: 1,304
Views: 254,663
Posted By paddythesmith
logged out and back on...

Still won't let me upload a jpeg of the appropriate size (won't even let me get started, says I've already uploaded my 1 attachment). What's my deficit? Thanks.
Forum: GS Boxers 02-13-2009, 10:00 PM
Replies: 1,304
Views: 254,663
Posted By paddythesmith
#475 - bought new in dec 05'

Here's a pic on a fun day's trip from Bozeman, MT to Buffalo, WY - here sitting up on top of Bear Tooth Pass. The saddle is a used item from this site - Rick's out of Seattle; it's dual heated and...
Forum: Face plant 11-18-2008, 07:05 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,901
Posted By paddythesmith
reminds me of college

Back in the day when I shared a house with a couple other guys - all 3 of us had jap street bikes of the day: gs700es, fz700 and a 1000cc interceptor. My buddy on his honda rode all the way from...
Forum: Pacific Northwet - Where it's green. And wet. 09-28-2008, 04:09 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 3,139
Posted By paddythesmith
usually it's too little info...

Hope the healing process is going well sound uly.

Living in Wenatchee, I have to say that typically the motorcycle crashes are described with little detail. I remember reading about your...
Forum: Pacific Northwet - Where it's green. And wet. 09-08-2008, 09:55 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,166
Posted By paddythesmith
I'll chime in.

My riding consists of occasional planned trips on my 1150 adv and dirt-oriented outings on the KTM. Like wrenching as much as riding - my brother (1200GS, tri cities) and I changed out our tires,...
Forum: Pacific Northwet - Where it's green. And wet. 08-21-2008, 10:03 PM
Replies: 78
Views: 3,874
Posted By paddythesmith
sw oregon

Lived in Eugene for college (88-92') - obviously a great college town with a lot to offer. I go through there on occasion, and although it's grown in size, it still retains much of what I remember. ...
Forum: Thumpers 08-15-2008, 06:12 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 501
Posted By paddythesmith
arrgh, chain adjuster bolt on KTM 640 adv...

bike's an 02', perhaps the first time the bolts were removed (well, one of them is out). Went to adjust the chain again and finally addressed that bolt of the 2 that I'd noticed was a bit tight to...
Forum: Pacific Northwet - Where it's green. And wet. 08-08-2008, 08:04 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,972
Posted By paddythesmith
yes to tigard.

April road trip with great service experience on our 1150 and 1200 GS's. Outstanding place to hang out while waiting around... pool table and big room for gear... Will go back again.
Forum: Ride reports 08-07-2008, 09:34 PM
Replies: 323
Views: 31,689
Posted By paddythesmith
thanks for the interesting read...

Nice diversion from having to work through this coming weekend - even the sockeye season opened on Lake Wenatchee.

My local riding buddy just picked up an 03' after spending time around my 02'...
Forum: The Rockies It's all downhill from here... 07-08-2008, 10:15 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 3,521
Posted By paddythesmith
some favorites that come to mind:

#1 (far and away): NE corner of Oregon - most all the highways are super, with lots of elevation change and corners. Terminal Gravity Brewery in Enterprise makes an outstanding IPA, and their food...
Forum: The Rockies It's all downhill from here... 07-07-2008, 06:30 AM
Replies: 0
Views: 276
Posted By paddythesmith
Fly Fishing in NW Wyoming? Route advice?

After visiting extended family in Bozeman, I'll be heading down to Yellowstone NP and then over to Buffalo, WY. Planning to take my fly gear along and was wondering where I should stop. I've taken...
Forum: Thumpers 04-27-2008, 09:19 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,835
Posted By paddythesmith
not to be alarmist, but...

You may want to check if it's had the 'mainshaft bearing upgrade'; if it hasn't, you may or may not choose to do it yourself at some point. This was something I chose to do on my 02 after it rode in...
Forum: Pacific Northwet - Where it's green. And wet. 04-26-2008, 07:49 PM
Replies: 109
Views: 5,975
Posted By paddythesmith
pig party, can't make it.

I'd be going for the third year in a row, but that's the weekend of my annual pig roast.
Forum: Pacific Northwet - Where it's green. And wet. 04-26-2008, 07:46 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,295
Posted By paddythesmith
carpenterville road

Find the above north of Brookings, OR: travelling north, it takes off north of Harris Beach St Park, returns back to hwy 1 at Pistol River. My brother and I just did it a week ago - outstanding. I...
Forum: Pacific Northwet - Where it's green. And wet. 04-23-2008, 07:46 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,395
Posted By paddythesmith
present

just got back from a 1700 mi trip out to Joseph, OR, over to Bend, down to Crescent City, CA and back with my brother. tdfox was invited... wasn't able to cobble the time off... Signed up for my...
Forum: Pacific Northwet - Where it's green. And wet. 04-10-2008, 08:17 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 547
Posted By paddythesmith
2nd annual week-long trip with my brother - itinerary

4/12 sat: wenatchee, wa to joseph, oregon
4/13 sun: joseph to bend
4/15 tues: bend to klamath falls
4/16 wed: kf to crescent city CA to gold beach OR
4/17 thurs: gold beach to newberg, probably...
Forum: GS Boxers 03-30-2008, 05:42 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 491
Posted By paddythesmith
tool of choice

actually, I successfully broke my 1/2' drive 'digitorque' (sp?) from sears after 10 years, while putting the set of summer rims/tires on the F250. The scrolling number dealy gave up the ghost,...
Forum: GS Boxers 03-30-2008, 05:04 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 491
Posted By paddythesmith
beam vs. clicker....

umm, used the clicker last time - very disconcerting listening to the 'tink, tink, tink' until the click happened. The beam is much more reassuring in that you can actually see what torque you're...
Forum: GS Boxers 03-30-2008, 04:51 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 491
Posted By paddythesmith
question about a rear wheel fixing bolt having issues.

06 R1150GS Adventure - yesterday, along with my bro's help doing some more interesting stuff (wiring up PIAA's, Rich's electric saddle, datel voltmeter, gerbing socket and cigarette lighter to front,...
Forum: Pacific Northwet - Where it's green. And wet. 03-20-2008, 08:46 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 644
Posted By paddythesmith
Bend, OR - need advice for spare day in mid-April...

My brother and I (1200GS and 1150GSadv) are staying 2 nights in Bend during the middle of a week-long trip (2nd annual). This frees up a day to explore in the area. I was hoping to do a little fly...
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