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Forum: Pacific Northwet - Where it's green. And wet. 10-14-2012, 02:27 PM
Replies: 2,656
Views: 297,714
Posted By MonkeyC
That was me.

Hey 88nx, long time no see.

My buddy/neighbor JEB was kind enough to let me take the 550 on the trip. Lent out my DRZ so an out-of-towner could join us. Also bought that xt250 in the...
Forum: Pacific Northwet - Where it's green. And wet. 08-28-2012, 11:54 PM
Replies: 2,656
Views: 297,714
Posted By MonkeyC
bc, Yes! Look for a group of five. xt225,...

bc,

Yes!
Look for a group of five. xt225, xt250, 2 drz's and I'll be way ahead of them on an Aprillia 550.:evil
Leave Seattle on the 3rd, and will start the route north at HWY 12. You'll...
Forum: Pacific Northwet - Where it's green. And wet. 07-16-2012, 08:45 PM
Replies: 2,656
Views: 297,714
Posted By MonkeyC
Late season riding

Went Oct 6 2011 for 6 days, northbound. Good amount of snow on the section north of Ellensburg. Okanogan NF had accumulation at Lone Frank Pass and Thunder Mtn. Being new to this northern area, we...
Forum: Pics, pics, pics... 04-18-2012, 09:03 PM
Replies: 3,673
Views: 714,018
Posted By MonkeyC
Me, my Lady, the Tiger and Eastern Canada

Me and the Lady took a month to ride through Eastern Canada, summer 2011.
Here's a summary. This slideshow moves quicker than most, fyi.

Also, to explain the "puzzle scene", we found ourselves...
Forum: Pacific Northwet - Where it's green. And wet. 10-31-2010, 10:59 AM
Replies: 2,656
Views: 297,714
Posted By MonkeyC
Ducks n' Ruts

Thanks guys.

I'll ride it at least once next year - easier to get to than the OBCDR!

http://www.flickr.com/photos/55516669@N00/sets/72157622131823325/

'WOW - Basically easy terrain. There...
Forum: Pacific Northwet - Where it's green. And wet. 10-30-2010, 10:57 AM
Replies: 2,656
Views: 297,714
Posted By MonkeyC
On the WBCDR

My wife and I spent 4 days following a portion of the route. Here's my vid/slideshow of the experience. Can't wait to do it next year. Thanks to Touratech-usa and all others involved in getting...
Forum: Pacific Northwet - Where it's green. And wet. 09-21-2010, 07:35 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 646
Posted By MonkeyC
Safe parking for toy hauler? (Ellensburg)

Greetings

My wife and I are planning on Dualsport/camping for 6 days starting this Friday. We are all geared up for the Olympic Loop Tour offered by Griptwister Tours, BUT we feel the weather...
Forum: Beasts 02-28-2010, 11:21 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 3,359
Posted By MonkeyC
KLR650 too

We also did Alaska on our KLR650, and the same Orts were draped over the tank, synched down to the aluminum skidplate. Man that bike took care of us!

Tony, totally understand where your coming...
Forum: Beasts 02-28-2010, 11:11 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 3,359
Posted By MonkeyC
DL1000 Hepko & Becker Crashbar Bags

This is what I did: Took our Ortlieb saddlebags and rigged them up the to our Hepko & Becker crashbars. Worked well. You might think it reduced cornering clearance, but, riding 2up touring, I'm...
Forum: Ride reports 10-26-2009, 06:39 PM
Replies: 451
Views: 109,673
Posted By MonkeyC
:clap :clap :clap :clap :clap :clap :clap :clap...

:clap :clap :clap :clap :clap :clap :clap :clap :clap :clap :clap :clap :clap :clap
'Boy am I glad I ran into you on the OBDR section. Thanks for the inspiration!

Charles
Forum: Ride reports 09-30-2009, 07:27 AM
Replies: 451
Views: 109,673
Posted By MonkeyC
Stephano, The night after we met Larryboy on...

Stephano,

The night after we met Larryboy on the OBDR, on route back to seattle,
Steps from our campsite, @ Timothy Lake, near Mt Hood, OR.

c
Forum: Ride reports 09-29-2009, 06:26 PM
Replies: 451
Views: 109,673
Posted By MonkeyC
Paths cross

Hey Larryboy,

Its me, Charles. Thought I'd check in and see how your ride went. Great write up and nice pics!

Thanks for the tip re: going back to Xmas Valley. We crawled in with a local's...
Forum: Thumpers 09-24-2009, 06:40 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 2,970
Posted By MonkeyC
+1 on the d606, AND the "I hate you".:D

+1 on the d606, AND the "I hate you".:D
Forum: Thumpers 09-21-2009, 10:34 PM
Replies: 11,302
Views: 1,695,725
Posted By MonkeyC
Kenda Challengers

Mounting Kenda Challengers on the XT225, 110x80-18 rear, 90x100-21 front. Anyone else try these and have problems seating the bead. One thing I know is 110 psi will blow a new 21" tube. They were...
Forum: Layin' down tracks 08-18-2009, 09:36 PM
Replies: 1,844
Views: 216,430
Posted By MonkeyC
Thanks

I've got it.:clap

Evidently, I didn't understand how to "navigate" to "downloads" via the menus.

Thanks for your help.

c
Forum: Layin' down tracks 08-18-2009, 09:26 PM
Replies: 1,844
Views: 216,430
Posted By MonkeyC
Yes, roadtrip is on the mac, and works (i've put...

Yes, roadtrip is on the mac, and works (i've put its maps on the 60csx already).

I understand the "import" function, but I can't find the gpx i've downloaded. The only way I CAN find my gpx's is...
Forum: Layin' down tracks 08-18-2009, 08:14 PM
Replies: 1,844
Views: 216,430
Posted By MonkeyC
GPX help!

I've been reading for hours. :baldy I can't figure out why my mac doesn't open gpx files.

I try downloading a gpx file and afterwards, a prompt:

"There is no default application specified to...
Forum: Pacific Northwet - Where it's green. And wet. 08-11-2009, 06:25 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 2,083
Posted By MonkeyC
I'll be lookin this thread up when I'm ready to...

I'll be lookin this thread up when I'm ready to head out that way - haven't explored that area... yet.

Brian, You damn near took my parking spot last week at Dusty! Notice how you don't see a DL...
Forum: Pacific Northwet - Where it's green. And wet. 08-07-2009, 05:47 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 4,252
Posted By MonkeyC
Wow! Great videos! Ahhh! Can't wait! I...

Wow! Great videos!

Ahhh! Can't wait! I and my buddy leave for Lakeview on the 28th.

This is getting me psyched! :clap
Forum: Pacific Northwet - Where it's green. And wet. 08-04-2009, 08:24 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 4,252
Posted By MonkeyC
:lurk

:lurk
Forum: Pacific Northwet - Where it's green. And wet. 08-01-2009, 11:04 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,496
Posted By MonkeyC
My wife and I spent 10 days in the UK riding and...

My wife and I spent 10 days in the UK riding and found that the drivers seemed to stick to the task at hand: DRIVING. Yes, they make way for you as you lane split (they call it filtering). But...
Forum: Pacific Northwet - Where it's green. And wet. 04-15-2009, 07:02 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 686
Posted By MonkeyC
Touratech-usa

Touratech-USA usually stocks 'em. Just not on their website. Down on Airport Way. Call first, I suppose.

I've got two sets - love 'em.

c
Forum: EMEA 04-15-2009, 06:49 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 3,435
Posted By MonkeyC
Thanks

Thanks for the replies!

C
Forum: EMEA 04-12-2009, 07:54 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 3,435
Posted By MonkeyC
Sorry

Sure, Im "planning" my trip, but this thread probably belongs in Regional "Europe".:baldy

Can it be moved?

Sorry
Thanks

monkC
Forum: EMEA 04-12-2009, 07:43 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 3,435
Posted By MonkeyC
1 week tour in UK in June - Advice???

Greetings

A wedding will be bringing my wife and I to Birmingham on the 6th of June. Our moto-hire starts the 2nd of june and ends the 9th (not much time). We'd love to see small-town England...
Forum: Equipment 03-27-2009, 06:21 PM
Replies: 451
Views: 110,202
Posted By MonkeyC
front AND rear?

Has anyone seen/heard of/done two carriers - one front and one rear? Looking at carrying 2 drz400's. Would like a setup my wife would feel comfy driving (so, no trailer). Then I'll need to find a...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 03-10-2009, 07:24 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,098
Posted By MonkeyC
Windshield?

Our last 2up trip on our klr650 (over 9000 miles) - no pain. Then came the DL1000. The stock bars with risers gave me LOTS of pain in the shoulders and upper back. New handlebars and shorter days...
Forum: Pacific Northwet - Where it's green. And wet. 03-03-2009, 09:44 PM
Replies: 74
Views: 3,386
Posted By MonkeyC
My wife and I moved to Seattle from Chicago a...

My wife and I moved to Seattle from Chicago a year after we got married in 01. We needed to start our new lives in a more comfortable environment. It proved to be a good idea:deal . THEN we got a...
Forum: Pacific Northwet - Where it's green. And wet. 03-03-2009, 06:50 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 2,319
Posted By MonkeyC
-morning bump- Great guys to work with, and...

-morning bump-

Great guys to work with, and great guys to ride with.

Charles (former henchman)
Forum: Pacific Northwet - Where it's green. And wet. 02-27-2009, 06:00 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,422
Posted By MonkeyC
Thanks for the tip I've been doing...

Thanks for the tip




I've been doing Tahuya every other weekend, and learn something new about dirt every time. Good times :ricky
Forum: Vendors 02-01-2009, 10:51 AM
Replies: 95
Views: 4,106
Posted By MonkeyC
Great time!

I looked around, and seriously noticed everyone's ears grew by 2 inches!:ear I was scribbling lots of notes, and rewrote it all on the laptop when I got home. Still digesting the info (and the...
Forum: Vendors 01-29-2009, 08:40 PM
Replies: 95
Views: 4,106
Posted By MonkeyC
Will be there

Thanks, I'll be there.

Sorry for your loss Mark
Forum: Vendors 01-26-2009, 06:36 AM
Replies: 95
Views: 4,106
Posted By MonkeyC
Withdrawal?

Oh my! I could use this workshop. Standing by for any possible withdrawal. :ear

Otherwise, Have fun!

c
Forum: Pacific Northwet - Where it's green. And wet. 01-22-2009, 06:59 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,514
Posted By MonkeyC
D-U-N done!

Done. That was easy. And for those simply reading this thread and not clickin,

Click this!: http://www.surveymonkey.com/s.aspx?s...AnIlraNg_3d_3d
:clap


cMonk
Forum: Pacific Northwet - Where it's green. And wet. 12-30-2008, 07:03 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 625
Posted By MonkeyC
Hey! Good stuff! Thanks for sharing, Humunn. ...

Hey! Good stuff! Thanks for sharing, Humunn. Brings back memories of my 08, and I swear it must have been on some of the same OR backcountry roads. Looking forward to 09 as much as you:clap
Forum: Beasts 12-01-2008, 08:36 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 2,301
Posted By MonkeyC
:lurk

:lurk
Forum: Beasts 12-01-2008, 07:03 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 2,301
Posted By MonkeyC
Maybe I should consider returning my DL1000 to...

Maybe I should consider returning my DL1000 to its previous owner then.:rofl
Forum: Road warriors 11-20-2008, 10:01 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 10,665
Posted By MonkeyC
Thanks for all the input. To clarify, my wife...

Thanks for all the input. To clarify, my wife would ride this S3 to work occasionally, and go for rides herself. I would use the bike for the same purposes when she isn't. A shared bike. So she'd...
Forum: Road warriors 11-19-2008, 11:37 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 10,665
Posted By MonkeyC
Speed Triple: 2up Touring?

Hey folks
Need some insight.
Considering a new bike for 2up touring, commuting, etc. Would help to limit our bikes to only 3. My lady has the hots for the Speed Triple, and we have no problem...
Forum: GS Boxers 11-12-2008, 09:34 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,334
Posted By MonkeyC
Hughesaz - I read your post and you sound like...

Hughesaz - I read your post and you sound like me. I had a KLR and now a DL1000, and test rode a new 1200GS and was amazed at the ride quality. I'm really just started lurking in your GS forum, as...
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