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Forum: Pacific Northwet - Where it's green. And wet. 02-10-2015, 02:49 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 378
Posted By Granparacer
Take saws and gas with you, lots of gas.

Take saws and gas with you, lots of gas.
Forum: Pacific Northwet - Where it's green. And wet. 02-08-2015, 09:08 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,362
Posted By Granparacer
No pass needed when you are there for a work...

No pass needed when you are there for a work party. That is, unless you park a mile away and they can't id your vehicle!
Forum: Pacific Northwet - Where it's green. And wet. 02-06-2015, 08:39 AM
Replies: 56
Views: 4,526
Posted By Granparacer
I believe these cameras are there to let the...

I believe these cameras are there to let the managers know that somebody is there where or when they're not supposed to be. Enforcement is notified when the camera is activated so that they can...
Forum: Pacific Northwet - Where it's green. And wet. 02-04-2015, 08:18 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,341
Posted By Granparacer
E-mail of support sent. Thanks Todd.

E-mail of support sent. Thanks Todd.
Forum: Pacific Northwet - Where it's green. And wet. 01-26-2015, 08:44 AM
Replies: 56
Views: 4,526
Posted By Granparacer
Most of the expense of maintaining and LEO at...

Most of the expense of maintaining and LEO at Walker is covered by grants. Most of the grants are funded by NOVA money (gas tax). The programs are funded adequately now although it can be an up and...
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 01-24-2015, 09:36 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,091
Posted By Granparacer
1.85 x 21 DID Dirtstar is the same as the SE and...

1.85 x 21 DID Dirtstar is the same as the SE and fits perfectly as the SE uses the same spokes.
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 01-24-2015, 09:34 AM
Replies: 586
Views: 87,034
Posted By Granparacer
When your friends can't tell if it's rocks or...

When your friends can't tell if it's rocks or knobs hitting them.
Forum: Pacific Northwet - Where it's green. And wet. 01-24-2015, 09:27 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 448
Posted By Granparacer
Skagit POwersports in Burlington.

Skagit POwersports in Burlington.
Forum: Pacific Northwet - Where it's green. And wet. 01-22-2015, 09:00 AM
Replies: 56
Views: 4,526
Posted By Granparacer
The DNR is working with a maint & operation grant...

The DNR is working with a maint & operation grant at Walker as well as a grant that pays for enforcement. Volunteers provide more than 2000 hours of time toward matching funds for these grants every...
Forum: Pacific Northwet - Where it's green. And wet. 01-21-2015, 05:38 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,362
Posted By Granparacer
The DNR will have hard hats for you and you won't...

The DNR will have hard hats for you and you won't need a pass when you're there for a work party.
Forum: Pacific Northwet - Where it's green. And wet. 01-20-2015, 04:40 PM
Replies: 9,289
Sticky: PNW Flea Market
Views: 2,410,182
Posted By Granparacer
Plated 06 KTM 450 exc

http://skagitrider.smugmug.com/DIRT/i-xtF7hC9/0/M/20150120_142155-M.jpghttp://skagitrider.smugmug.com/DIRT/i-rdxqsMn
I'm moving on to a lighter/newer trail ride and so I'm selling the current steed....
Forum: Pacific Northwet - Where it's green. And wet. 01-16-2015, 09:41 AM
Replies: 56
Views: 4,526
Posted By Granparacer
Me too, I haven't asked about a permit for a...

Me too, I haven't asked about a permit for a night enduro, but when the dust clears on this one, I will.
Forum: Pacific Northwet - Where it's green. And wet. 01-16-2015, 09:39 AM
Replies: 56
Views: 4,526
Posted By Granparacer
Isn't there always?

Isn't there always?
Forum: Pacific Northwet - Where it's green. And wet. 01-16-2015, 09:38 AM
Replies: 56
Views: 4,526
Posted By Granparacer
I think that after the night time hoodlums have...

I think that after the night time hoodlums have been chased out of the area, the emphasis will fade. As noted above, it will be difficult to ID anyone from a photo, but the night shift officer will...
Forum: Pacific Northwet - Where it's green. And wet. 01-15-2015, 12:33 PM
Replies: 56
Views: 4,526
Posted By Granparacer
Cameras in the trees at Walker Valley

In an attempt to prevent users from entering closed areas, the DNR has posted some cameras near the trail heads. They will activate upon sensing motion and can send signals to law enforcement's...
Forum: Pacific Northwet - Where it's green. And wet. 09-20-2014, 10:03 AM
Replies: 9,289
Sticky: PNW Flea Market
Views: 2,410,182
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, 01:29 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 581
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: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 08-25-2014, 09:28 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 3,124
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, 12:39 PM
Replies: 283
Views: 91,320
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, 02:37 PM
Replies: 283
Views: 91,320
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, 08:29 PM
Replies: 9,289
Sticky: PNW Flea Market
Views: 2,410,182
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, 08:53 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,818
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, 08:47 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 269
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, 05:22 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 847
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, 07:21 AM
Replies: 43
Views: 2,784
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, 09:04 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,151
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, 08:34 AM
Replies: 230
Views: 21,243
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, 09:20 AM
Replies: 193
Views: 42,706
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, 02:17 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 620
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, 09:14 AM
Replies: 367
Views: 31,098
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: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 03-05-2014, 09:19 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 763
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, 07:59 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,404
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, 12:34 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 876
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, 09:40 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 714
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, 08:12 AM
Replies: 45
Views: 4,197
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, 08:21 AM
Replies: 602
Views: 110,450
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: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 01-14-2014, 08:32 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 4,977
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, 06:50 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 2,327
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, 07:37 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 3,781
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, 08:19 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 598
Posted By Granparacer
Up the valley to Slate Peak. Don't miss this...

Up the valley to Slate Peak. Don't miss this one...
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