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Forum: Pacific Northwet - Where it's green. And wet. 02-17-2012, 06:21 PM
Replies: 150
Views: 9,630
Posted By jconli1
NW Peaks Brewery... a tiny operation run by an...

NW Peaks Brewery... a tiny operation run by an ex-pharma researcher out of a garage space in Ballard.

http://www.nwpeaksbrewery.com/

(who here wouldn't like a beer with topo contour lines?)
...
Forum: Pacific Northwet - Where it's green. And wet. 02-14-2012, 06:02 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,618
Posted By jconli1
Welcome to the neighborhood, TXrider2! I made the...

Welcome to the neighborhood, TXrider2! I made the relocation out here from the east coast about five years ago (after purchasing a bike in TX and making a very squiggly loop of North America that...
Forum: Pacific Northwet - Where it's green. And wet. 04-01-2011, 10:23 AM
Replies: 8,127
Sticky: PNW Flea Market
Views: 2,022,399
Posted By jconli1
F650GS, ABS, loaded, 5300 mi, Seattle

Chances are, you've already seen the bike... this shot was in the rotation for a while.

http://farm3.static.flickr.com/2325/2307220102_1306fa1181_z.jpg...
Forum: Ride reports 08-05-2010, 08:27 PM
Replies: 243
Views: 35,664
Posted By jconli1
Wow... funny to see this resurrect today. The...

Wow... funny to see this resurrect today. The midpoint of this trip was exactly three years ago.

Seattlement has been a mixed bag of high and low - plans didn't quite pan out like they were hoped...
Forum: Pacific Northwet - Where it's green. And wet. 01-26-2010, 04:11 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 965
Posted By jconli1
Hi Dave - I'm the parts manager at Ride...

Hi Dave -

I'm the parts manager at Ride West. We'd love to help out however possible, but it should be noted we're a smaller shop in a tighter urban setting (we have no loading dock, for...
Forum: Parallel Universe 08-08-2009, 02:05 PM
Replies: 62
Views: 8,723
Posted By jconli1
The issue isn't that its serviced by them, but...

The issue isn't that its serviced by them, but that the service is done and documented. 600 mile running-in service, 3,000 mile oil change, and 6,000 mile Level I services are cruical. Most shops are...
Forum: Thumpers 09-17-2008, 11:55 PM
Replies: 5,957
Views: 1,199,703
Posted By jconli1
OK, so... what's the word on the US taillight?? ...

OK, so... what's the word on the US taillight??

West coast dealers are still waiting... :rolleyes
Forum: Thumpers 09-17-2008, 04:12 PM
Replies: 5,957
Views: 1,199,703
Posted By jconli1
It was in a US dealer bulletin this morning......

It was in a US dealer bulletin this morning... sort of an, "Oh, by the way..." kind of detail at the end of the delivery and pricing info.

I think some east coast dealers already have theirs, so...
Forum: Thumpers 09-17-2008, 03:42 PM
Replies: 5,957
Views: 1,199,703
Posted By jconli1
Can anyone confirm that the US-spec taillight...

Can anyone confirm that the US-spec taillight looks like the monstrosity pictured at the top here??

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It looks like they slapped an R100 assembly on there! Compared to the slim and sexy...
Forum: Layin' down tracks 05-13-2008, 08:11 AM
Replies: 42
Views: 4,773
Posted By jconli1
Sorry, I didn't realize they changed the mount...

Sorry, I didn't realize they changed the mount design between the two - but from the looks of it, the 550 RAM mount should be as strong if not more so (despite what the lawyers say). Hard to tell...
Forum: Ride reports 04-30-2008, 10:52 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,806
Posted By jconli1
Duly noted on both counts!

Duly noted on both counts!
Forum: Ride reports 04-30-2008, 11:29 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,806
Posted By jconli1
glad you got 'em! (took long enough) How...

glad you got 'em! (took long enough)

How goes the Alaska trip planning? :evil
Forum: Ride reports 04-29-2008, 02:29 AM
Replies: 115
Views: 9,192
Posted By jconli1
JB's version of Night Train calls out a good...

JB's version of Night Train calls out a good chain of riding cities, too.

lookin' forward to this! :clap
Forum: Ride reports 04-29-2008, 12:43 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,806
Posted By jconli1
screw Adams and St. Helens... Rainier still makes...

screw Adams and St. Helens... Rainier still makes me stop in awe for a few seconds and take it all in every time I see it. My east coast brain can't get used to the epic proportions of that monster....
Forum: Ride reports 04-29-2008, 12:18 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,806
Posted By jconli1
NF-41 was down the trail a bit, and stopped short...

NF-41 was down the trail a bit, and stopped short with beautiful panorama and a peek at the edge of Riffe Lake.

<a href="http://www.flickr.com/photos/jeffconlin/2448808928/" title="NF-041 perch by...
Forum: Ride reports 04-29-2008, 12:07 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,806
Posted By jconli1
quick escape from Seattle, trapped under 2400'

I work at a bike shop. Its hard to deny the greatness of loving what you do - or making a living off of something you really enjoy. But its easy to burn out. (That's why you seek out a good employer...
Forum: Ride reports 03-15-2008, 10:47 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 4,450
Posted By jconli1
Keep in mind that's adjusted for Omar. It'd be...

Keep in mind that's adjusted for Omar. It'd be about 150 in standard fatass miles.



Shame you're in a happy relationship. :rofl
Forum: Beasts 03-04-2008, 01:43 AM
Replies: 64
Views: 11,324
Posted By jconli1
I've had well over 50k or so miles on both the...

I've had well over 50k or so miles on both the DL1000 and DL650 in various conditions and configurations in the last 4 years, all while working for 2 top-5 BMW dealers spending plenty of time on shop...
Forum: Thumpers 03-04-2008, 12:50 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,834
Posted By jconli1
Do it. I'm a month into F-GS ownership after...

Do it.

I'm a month into F-GS ownership after a long, indifferent affair with both types of V-Strom. The F is lighter, has better suspension, significantly better gas mileage, better ergos (IMO),...
Forum: Pacific Northwet - Where it's green. And wet. 03-03-2008, 08:48 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 635
Posted By jconli1
Nah... as I pulled into Neah Bay, my Gerbing's...

Nah... as I pulled into Neah Bay, my Gerbing's blew the accy fuse, the rain really picked up, and I realized it was about 6pm with the light making its exit fast.

It was time to call it a day. ...
Forum: Thumpers 03-03-2008, 05:44 PM
Replies: 1,683
Views: 487,660
Posted By jconli1
Already posted these in PNW, but I'm giddy... ...

Already posted these in PNW, but I'm giddy...

Sold my last big Strom after a very long trip last summer, and just picked up this sweet thang. '01, 700 miles, loaded, $5k. Life's good.

<a...
Forum: Pacific Northwet - Where it's green. And wet. 03-03-2008, 12:10 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 635
Posted By jconli1
finally getting settled (F650GS to Neah)

Arrived here in September after the standard ADV summer break (http://www.advrider.com/forums/showthread.php?t=247919) (sell house, sell everything, go ride). Started work at the new job (maybe we've...
Forum: Northeast - Greater Flugistan and home of the carpet baggers. 02-28-2008, 07:01 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 9,145
Posted By jconli1
<a...

<a href="http://www.flickr.com/photos/jeffconlin/920342886/" title="no one's looking by jeffconlin, on Flickr"><img src="http://farm2.static.flickr.com/1199/920342886_4b4ee73b1b_b.jpg" width="1024"...
Forum: Pacific Northwet - Where it's green. And wet. 10-06-2007, 06:01 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,293
Posted By jconli1
I wonder if it had anything to do with the fact...

I wonder if it had anything to do with the fact that you could pick it up and throw it across the street if you wanted to?

But to quote one passer-by... it was kinda "Dope as F*ck."
...
Forum: Ride reports 08-24-2007, 07:26 PM
Replies: 66
Views: 12,098
Posted By jconli1
YES! I just did those same roads going the...

YES!

I just did those same roads going the other direction... AND I had dinner with Fitty in Baton Rouge on the same trip!!

motorcycles are so awesome.

Go Adventure Girl!
Forum: Ride reports 08-24-2007, 09:14 AM
Replies: 253
Views: 92,155
Posted By jconli1
bah! Just missed them in both Washingtons. ...

bah! Just missed them in both Washingtons.

That little girl will save the world.
Forum: Ride reports 08-24-2007, 01:39 AM
Replies: 243
Views: 35,664
Posted By jconli1
ok, one last one...

so today I dropped the Strom off with Cale in exchange for a little cash. We both win on this deal. Cale's a very nice nice Maryland-born Seattleite who rides a Katana 750 and wanted something a...
Forum: Ride reports 08-20-2007, 10:19 AM
Replies: 243
Views: 35,664
Posted By jconli1
the budget

in response to the people who were curious about the budget for a trip like this, it ran about $2500 for 4 weeks of gas, food, occasional hotel stays, and maintenance/wear items, not counting the...
Forum: Ride reports 08-17-2007, 09:36 AM
Replies: 243
Views: 35,664
Posted By jconli1
oh! I completely forgot to add my soundtrack....

oh! I completely forgot to add my soundtrack. (http://jeffconlin.com/temp/seattle/Seattle.mp3)

oh yeah.

oh. yeah.
Forum: Ride reports 08-17-2007, 09:34 AM
Replies: 243
Views: 35,664
Posted By jconli1
Yeah, I figured as much. I was looking for the...

Yeah, I figured as much. I was looking for the local disgrace. Baltimore's would be Natty Boh. Probably the same swill in all three cans at this point.
Forum: Ride reports 08-17-2007, 02:31 AM
Replies: 243
Views: 35,664
Posted By jconli1
The Trip - Days 30 and 31 - CA, OR, WA - THE END

So I've already covered the fun with Wednesday morning's visit from the Alameda PD, as well as the rotating caliper issue. Once the rear brakes were given the OK by a certified tech, I finally got...
Forum: Ride reports 08-16-2007, 09:20 PM
Replies: 243
Views: 35,664
Posted By jconli1
loose ends

... but first, tying up some loose ends.

I forgot to mention when I was in western Colorado that a truckload of coyotes screaming outside your window at 3am is scary as hell when you're only...
Forum: Ride reports 08-16-2007, 11:38 AM
Replies: 243
Views: 35,664
Posted By jconli1
... winner! Sutherlin, OR. 5 hours...

... winner!


Sutherlin, OR.

5 hours left on this trip. boo.
Forum: Ride reports 08-15-2007, 02:41 PM
Replies: 243
Views: 35,664
Posted By jconli1
California addendum 2

so I am sitting in a restaurant on North Petaluma, my bike at a Suzuki shop on the other side of 101.

this morning, just before leaving Alameda, i gave the chain a quick adjustment. i realized it...
Forum: Ride reports 08-15-2007, 08:46 AM
Replies: 243
Views: 35,664
Posted By jconli1
California addendum

California's all talk.

On the way back from a day in SF, I took the BART over to Oakland, then picked up the AC50 bus back into Alameda. No big deal, its just public transportation. Its not like I...
Forum: Ride reports 08-14-2007, 05:03 PM
Replies: 243
Views: 35,664
Posted By jconli1
doh! wrong province... how did your trip...

doh! wrong province...

how did your trip wrap up? what became of the jumping chain issue?
Forum: Ride reports 08-13-2007, 05:29 PM
Replies: 243
Views: 35,664
Posted By jconli1
Day 28 - NV, CA - 8560 mi tot

Woke up to the sound of inbred, throttle-blipping, straight-piped ass-jewelry enthusiasts getting gas across the street at 6am. Yay.

Took a shower, repacked the bike to get a little more...
Forum: Ride reports 08-13-2007, 12:29 AM
Replies: 73
Views: 2,408
Posted By jconli1
:clap I've been loving your reports... I'm...

:clap

I've been loving your reports... I'm only a few days from finally reaching Seattle and can't wait to start taking day trips through WA, OR, and ID!
Forum: Ride reports 08-11-2007, 10:39 PM
Replies: 243
Views: 35,664
Posted By jconli1
Day 27 - CO, UT, NV - 7994 mi tot

Woke up bright and early, closed up the house, and was on the road headed west by 8am. I thought of taking CO-65 south over Grand Mesa (as opposed to the darkened gravel Forest Service trails I took...
Forum: Ride reports 08-11-2007, 09:11 PM
Replies: 243
Views: 35,664
Posted By jconli1
thanks for the info, Klay. What struck me as...

thanks for the info, Klay.

What struck me as odd is that I can feel it in the pegs... and its a low frequency knock, not a high frequency valve tap kind of sound.

But the bike is running, so...
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