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Forum: Pacific Northwet - Where it's green. And wet. 04-28-2009, 08:09 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 2,680
Posted By Grimace 2/9
Great pics!!!:clap Up until 1 week ago I worked...

Great pics!!!:clap Up until 1 week ago I worked at Little Goose, the place hasn't changed a bit!!!!:evil Thanks for sharing.
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 03-21-2009, 11:44 AM
Replies: 68
Views: 4,514
Posted By Grimace 2/9
I agree that this is not the dog's fault, it's...

I agree that this is not the dog's fault, it's poor owner control. I ride bicycles a lot and have had some very negtive run-ins with dogs, mostly because my "throttle" wasn't up to the problem. On...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 02-25-2009, 07:40 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 4,053
Posted By Grimace 2/9
If you use the kind with velcro (the best IMO)...

If you use the kind with velcro (the best IMO) wedge a little bit of neoprene underneath the velcro. It eliminates the slipping others have mentioned but still allows you to adjust "on the fly". ...
Forum: Face plant 02-05-2009, 10:33 AM
Replies: 65
Views: 6,637
Posted By Grimace 2/9
I completely disagree with anomad. I too have...

I completely disagree with anomad. I too have been a bicyclest for over 20 years and see nothing in the OP's side of the story that makes me think he is in any way responsible or that the bicycle...
Forum: GS Boxers 12-12-2008, 12:43 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 509
Posted By Grimace 2/9
Beast, thank you sir!

Beast, thank you sir!
Forum: GS Boxers 12-12-2008, 12:42 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 509
Posted By Grimace 2/9
Jrod, your method worked nicely, thanks. Beast...

Jrod, your method worked nicely, thanks. Beast Rider, I usually "beat the seat" but it didn't work this time. I would love to hear any mods you have for solving this minor, but annoying problem. ...
Forum: GS Boxers 12-12-2008, 12:02 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 509
Posted By Grimace 2/9
Removing front seat

I just wnet out to remove the battery of my 2007 1200 GS for the season and I could not get the seat to come off. When turning to key foreward to unlock the font seat it feels like the key does not...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 10-20-2008, 07:56 PM
Replies: 64
Views: 11,501
Posted By Grimace 2/9
Armor, who wears, when, and why?

So I'm strictly ATGATT but I feel like I might be taking it to an extreme. My normal outerwear is a 'Stitch Darrien Hi Viz jacket and Roadmaster pants, plus the usual helmet, gloves and heavy boots....
Forum: GS Boxers 10-13-2008, 12:34 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 3,328
Posted By Grimace 2/9
So I can hire low-lifes to knock my bike...

So I can hire low-lifes to knock my bike over?:huh That means I don't have to do it myself anymore:clap
Forum: GS Boxers 10-09-2008, 08:56 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,914
Posted By Grimace 2/9
I'd highly recommend this course. Jim is a...

I'd highly recommend this course. Jim is a straight shooter and he ensures a first class experience. It is worht the price of admission.
Forum: GS Boxers 10-05-2008, 09:00 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,593
Posted By Grimace 2/9
I've got Jessie's on the 1200 and had HT on a Wee...

I've got Jessie's on the 1200 and had HT on a Wee and a KLR. If I had it to do over again I'd put HT's on the GS. In fact, I'm thinking about doing it anyway, if I don't switch to all soft luggage.
Forum: Road warriors 09-11-2008, 07:59 PM
Replies: 81
Views: 13,608
Posted By Grimace 2/9
A Wee was my first ever bike. Like, literally...

A Wee was my first ever bike. Like, literally got my endorsement and bought a Wee. I LOVED on pavement. As I got more comfortable and started riding on dirt/gravel I didn't love it as much. In...
Forum: Thumpers 09-07-2008, 07:17 PM
Replies: 98,678
Views: 18,818,035
Posted By Grimace 2/9
So am I just having bad luck??

I can't find one in a dealership to even sit on. One shop in CA told me I'd have to buy one to get them to order it, they didn't carry them. I've been to three shops in WA and none had any. Do...
Forum: Pics, pics, pics... 09-07-2008, 07:09 PM
Replies: 470
Views: 110,677
Posted By Grimace 2/9
Little Goose on the Sanke River, near Starbuck,...

Little Goose on the Sanke River, near Starbuck, WA. I work at this one.
Forum: Pics, pics, pics... 09-07-2008, 07:06 PM
Replies: 470
Views: 110,677
Posted By Grimace 2/9
Poor picture of Dworshack Dam

Poor picture of Dworshack Dam
Forum: GS Boxers 09-01-2008, 04:06 PM
Replies: 153
Views: 11,985
Posted By Grimace 2/9
Brake Recall Question

About 3.5 or 4 weeks ago I got the notice of recall for front brakes. I immediately called my (semi) local dealer. The service manager said he was aware of the recall but had not gotten any...
Forum: Ride reports 08-11-2008, 06:58 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,987
Posted By Grimace 2/9
Day 9

Leaving the campsite on Day 9 we rode along the edge of the refuge in a rapidly lifting fog. The road was great and we got to see some birds and other wildlife. Soon enough we came upon one of the...
Forum: Ride reports 08-10-2008, 08:55 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,987
Posted By Grimace 2/9
Day 8

The day started out with a debate that would continue for a while. Brant was feeling fine in the morning but, while packing up, his KLR decided it was tired and laid down for a while. Clearly this...
Forum: Pics, pics, pics... 08-09-2008, 11:29 PM
Replies: 2,071
Views: 554,182
Posted By Grimace 2/9
My GS with me on it, my KLR witha buddy in...

My GS with me on it, my KLR witha buddy in control
http://i51.photobucket.com/albums/f376/Grimace29/CIMG1596.jpg

http://i51.photobucket.com/albums/f376/Grimace29/CIMG1608.jpg
Forum: Ride reports 08-09-2008, 11:23 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,987
Posted By Grimace 2/9
Day 7

In order to save tme, and to avoid the dreaded Fleecer Ridge, we ended up driving south out of Butte on I-15 to Highway 43 towards Wise River. Spectacular road, of course we didn't take any pics! We...
Forum: Ride reports 08-09-2008, 04:31 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,987
Posted By Grimace 2/9
Days 5 and 6

No, the GS hadn't been bad, she was just in her corner getting ready for the next round.

We did a quick load of laundry in Butte on the morning of day 5. As I was packing up my cell rang with an...
Forum: Ride reports 08-03-2008, 05:30 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,987
Posted By Grimace 2/9
Day 4

Riding out of Helena the road was very pleasent gravel, fast and a little twisty, at a stop sign we saw this interesting rock formation,
http://i51.photobucket.com/albums/f376/Grimace29/IMG_0033.jpg...
Forum: Ride reports 08-02-2008, 03:27 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,987
Posted By Grimace 2/9
Day 3

So the plan on our first true "off pavement" day was to get from Lincoln MT to Helena. The road out of Lincoln was good and we started to climb almost right away,...
Forum: Ride reports 08-02-2008, 01:32 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,987
Posted By Grimace 2/9
Day 2

After the laydown "incident" as I like to refer to it, and getting the hotel room early in Lolo I arranged to have breakfast in Missoula with some relatives on the second day of the trip. After...
Forum: Ride reports 08-01-2008, 03:40 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,987
Posted By Grimace 2/9
Prelude and Day 1

Bascially when you add these jokers and bikes you get a multi-state slow motion train wreck.

A friend from Australia, Brant, and I had been talking about an extended motorcycle ride for over a...
Forum: Ride reports 08-01-2008, 09:06 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,987
Posted By Grimace 2/9
What do you get....

when you combine 1.) an Australian of questionable moral fiber,
http://i51.photobucket.com/albums/f376/Grimace29/IMG_0010.jpg

with a grumpy American whose off-pavement skills are minimal,...
Forum: GS Boxers 06-29-2008, 03:23 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 915
Posted By Grimace 2/9
Mac's...not so much

I have to say that based on two recent visits to Mac's I was NOT impressed. I would maybe buy a bike from them but will not be having any more service done there. They were EXTREMELY disorganized. ...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 06-21-2008, 08:18 PM
Replies: 153
Views: 10,943
Posted By Grimace 2/9
-Semi trucks driving rural routes early in the...

-Semi trucks driving rural routes early in the morning. The drivers are late and figure since it's the middle of nowhere they can get away with it. Last week I had a dual trailer rig tailgating me...
Forum: GS Boxers 06-08-2008, 05:54 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,022
Posted By Grimace 2/9
You're gonna have fun no matter what you do. A...

You're gonna have fun no matter what you do. A 650 Wee was my first bike and I quickly moved on to a 1200 GS. If I were you I'd buy a KLR if you seriously want to ride a lot of dirt but still have...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 06-08-2008, 01:50 PM
Replies: 91
Views: 4,829
Posted By Grimace 2/9
#2, as in,...

#2, as in, "Who...does...#2...work...for?"
Forum: Americas 06-07-2008, 11:21 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 987
Posted By Grimace 2/9
TC, We'll be leaving out of Eastern WA...

TC,
We'll be leaving out of Eastern WA state on the morning of July 11 heading east. Might take us two days to actually get on the trail, I'm not sure where we're going to jump on it exactly. ...
Forum: Americas 06-06-2008, 09:24 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 987
Posted By Grimace 2/9
Thanks

That was exactly what I was looking for!
Forum: Americas 06-06-2008, 10:23 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 987
Posted By Grimace 2/9
Continental Divide Trail Question

Can anybody who has ridden the trail, especially the northern portion (Montana, Wyoming, Colorado) tell me what was the longest stretch between gas stations you encountered? 100 miles, 150, 200? ...
Forum: Pacific Northwet - Where it's green. And wet. 03-26-2008, 08:50 AM
Replies: 78
Views: 5,043
Posted By Grimace 2/9
Are there any spots still available as of 3-26?

Are there any spots still available as of 3-26?
Forum: Americas 02-21-2008, 07:07 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 712
Posted By Grimace 2/9
Good suggestion that, doing the last check only...

Good suggestion that, doing the last check only with tools I'm taking, thanks.
Forum: Americas 02-19-2008, 08:15 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 712
Posted By Grimace 2/9
Nice, I had not thought of the electric wire,...

Nice, I had not thought of the electric wire, thanks.
Forum: Americas 02-19-2008, 07:29 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 712
Posted By Grimace 2/9
Tool (kit) suggestions

The dealio: A 3 week trip, 80/20 dirt/pavement through the southwest in July/August. The bikes will be an 07 1200 GS and an 06 KLR 650. They'll be thoroughly gone over before hand but what, other...
Forum: Americas 02-07-2008, 08:45 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 704
Posted By Grimace 2/9
I'm in the us but a buddy of mine from oz is...

I'm in the us but a buddy of mine from oz is coming over in july/august, and we're planning a 3 week ride aroudn the southwest, if you guys want to talk routes or anything else shoot me a pm.
Forum: Vendors 01-27-2008, 06:55 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 904
Posted By Grimace 2/9
Rawhyde

If you're mainly going to be using a larger bike, give Rawhyde a look. It's kind of spendy but I had a blast and would highly reccomend it.
Forum: Americas 01-21-2008, 05:02 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 662
Posted By Grimace 2/9
Another "Which bike should I ride?" thread

I’m planning a 3 week trip for July/August. I still haven’t pinned down a route but am considering part of the western portion of the TAT for part of it. The thing is, my buddy will be on a 06 KLR...
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