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Forum: Pacific Northwet - Where it's green. And wet. 05-07-2011, 05:25 PM
Replies: 8,503
Views: 752,484
Posted By Tankboy
You know I enjoy a good road carving ride Sam. ...

You know I enjoy a good road carving ride Sam. Just put on some Conti Trail Attacks that have been sitting in my garage for the last 3 years.
Forum: Pacific Northwet - Where it's green. And wet. 04-21-2011, 12:23 PM
Replies: 1,185
Views: 79,135
Posted By Tankboy
The Fence - I want on it.

Put me on that there fence. Been a few years. Just might make it. Possibly dragging a potential son-in-law along (sold him my KLR)
Forum: Beasts 04-19-2011, 05:03 PM
Replies: 53
Views: 13,546
Posted By Tankboy
and.. there were five bolts. Doh.

and.. there were five bolts. Doh.
Forum: Beasts 04-19-2011, 05:01 PM
Replies: 53
Views: 13,546
Posted By Tankboy
Got it

Got it out of there, just took a little more mojo than I was using. The pump is toast though. I didn't drain the tank, let it sit for a year and a half. Expensive lesson in the evils of...
Forum: Beasts 04-19-2011, 03:31 PM
Replies: 53
Views: 13,546
Posted By Tankboy
dl 1000 fuel pump

I see multiple threads on how to get the fuel tank off - that's the easy part though. How in the hell do you get the fuel pump out of the tank? Four bolts removed, yet it won't budge, and I'm...
Forum: Pacific Northwet - Where it's green. And wet. 08-31-2008, 08:44 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 891
Posted By Tankboy
It was closed due to all the vandalism, and to...

It was closed due to all the vandalism, and to protect what few bats managed to survive a 30 year onslaught of drunken teenagers.
Forum: Pacific Northwet - Where it's green. And wet. 08-19-2008, 08:31 PM
Replies: 8,503
Views: 752,484
Posted By Tankboy
Nice pics Ryan! I know the Twin Peaks road...

Nice pics Ryan!

I know the Twin Peaks road well, it's the one that caused my cousin to freeze up - it was right about those last five switchbacks. I finally "talked him up" - we'd been riding...
Forum: Pacific Northwet - Where it's green. And wet. 07-20-2008, 06:19 PM
Replies: 77
Views: 4,081
Posted By Tankboy
Well.. it's getting pretty crowded, but the road...

Well.. it's getting pretty crowded, but the road network is not much different than it was 20 years ago. As a result it's never a good idea to come anywhere near I84 on weekdays between 0630-0900,...
Forum: Pacific Northwet - Where it's green. And wet. 07-06-2008, 04:53 PM
Replies: 8,503
Views: 752,484
Posted By Tankboy
One of my fondest hopes was that you and Heath...

One of my fondest hopes was that you and Heath would come blasting up that trail. It would have been one of the most heartfelt "Boy am I ever glad to see YOU guys" ever uttered. :wings
Forum: Pacific Northwet - Where it's green. And wet. 07-05-2008, 07:38 PM
Replies: 8,503
Views: 752,484
Posted By Tankboy
I know just the people you're alluding to. :lol2...

I know just the people you're alluding to. :lol2

It was "fun" I suppose. That damned KLR has it out for me, every time I go up to the BRR the front goes flat.

The boys seemed to be...
Forum: Pacific Northwet - Where it's green. And wet. 07-05-2008, 09:53 AM
Replies: 8,503
Views: 752,484
Posted By Tankboy
Fun with Trail 4

So I go out on the afternoon of the 4th for a quick ride. Up Rocky Canyon to the Boise Ridge Road, my intent to just head over to 8th street extension, and back down. But no... I see Trail 4, and...
Forum: Pacific Northwet - Where it's green. And wet. 06-27-2008, 06:56 PM
Replies: 8,503
Views: 752,484
Posted By Tankboy
I'd love to, but I have the opportunity to spend...

I'd love to, but I have the opportunity to spend the entire weekend out in the 100+ degree desert. Sitting in a humvee. Watching students.
Drinking warm water... and eating beef jerky.

...
Forum: Pacific Northwet - Where it's green. And wet. 06-26-2008, 12:58 PM
Replies: 8,503
Views: 752,484
Posted By Tankboy
I think I'll just go to work instead, yea, that's...

I think I'll just go to work instead, yea, that's what I want to do. :cry
Forum: Beasts 06-22-2008, 06:56 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,038
Posted By Tankboy
6'2" to 6'3", seems to vary, but.... one of the...

6'2" to 6'3", seems to vary, but.... one of the key reasons I chose a V-Strom is because it is one of the few bikes that didn't feel like a kids toy under me.

Good tall guy bike.
Forum: Pacific Northwet - Where it's green. And wet. 06-20-2008, 08:19 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 517
Posted By Tankboy
I'd support being allowed to shoot people that...

I'd support being allowed to shoot people that talk on cell phones while driving. One tried for me again today, it's become a several times a week occurence. The quick glance in the mirror -...
Forum: Equipment 06-20-2008, 06:27 PM
Replies: 71
Views: 10,264
Posted By Tankboy
The ones on the linked page appear to be cheap...

The ones on the linked page appear to be cheap chinese knock offs - I'd stay away. I've had a pair of those (too cheap to buy real jungle boots) and suffered through a week with them before I gave...
Forum: Pacific Northwet - Where it's green. And wet. 06-15-2008, 09:33 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 2,591
Posted By Tankboy
Looks like that car is a "sand submersible"...

Looks like that car is a "sand submersible" model. Very versatile, allows you to drive on top of, and beneath the beach.
Forum: Ride reports 06-13-2008, 08:43 PM
Replies: 126
Views: 9,714
Posted By Tankboy
He meant July, I think. I remember the end of...

He meant July, I think. I remember the end of May... wet, snowy... much like most of June has been thus far.
Forum: Ride reports 06-11-2008, 07:07 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 2,671
Posted By Tankboy
There's a lot of that this time of year,...

There's a lot of that this time of year, especially THIS year. "June-U-ary" has become the popular way of referring to this month hereabouts. By July everything should be it's usual dry as a...
Forum: Ride reports 06-11-2008, 05:43 PM
Replies: 126
Views: 9,714
Posted By Tankboy
A pic of Sam

I finded one, taken on the old Whitebird Grade, while Sam fiddled with his video camera.
http://myweb.cableone.net/cdat2/sam.jpg
Forum: Pacific Northwet - Where it's green. And wet. 06-11-2008, 05:26 PM
Replies: 8,503
Views: 752,484
Posted By Tankboy
I'm going to go ahead and start the paperwork to...

I'm going to go ahead and start the paperwork to have you both committed.
It sure looks like ... fun? :yikes
Forum: Pacific Northwet - Where it's green. And wet. 06-08-2008, 02:32 PM
Replies: 1,266
Views: 62,576
Posted By Tankboy
Home again, home again

Back home, safe and sound, but just a little tired and sore.

I didn't take many pics, I never seem to remember to do that, especially when I'm having fun. Despite the wet, cold (damned cold,...
Forum: Beasts 06-04-2008, 10:14 PM
Replies: 74
Views: 7,183
Posted By Tankboy
The V and the Uly are both such damned good bikes...

The V and the Uly are both such damned good bikes that you're just going to have to ride them both and decide for yourself. I chose the V because at the time, the only choices I really had were...
Forum: Pacific Northwet - Where it's green. And wet. 06-04-2008, 07:05 PM
Replies: 1,266
Views: 62,576
Posted By Tankboy
Of course they're full.... they've filled with...

Of course they're full.... they've filled with rain! :hide
Forum: Pacific Northwet - Where it's green. And wet. 06-04-2008, 01:06 PM
Replies: 1,266
Views: 62,576
Posted By Tankboy
Of course, a half empty glass indicates that we...

Of course, a half empty glass indicates that we are "black" on whatever, and that I need emergency resupply.

Don't blame me, it's the army that has made me the way I am. :D
Forum: Pacific Northwet - Where it's green. And wet. 06-04-2008, 10:01 AM
Replies: 1,266
Views: 62,576
Posted By Tankboy
Unless you're on a motorcycle trip. Then it...

Unless you're on a motorcycle trip. Then it means that it will rain on you for 30% of your trip.
Forum: Pacific Northwet - Where it's green. And wet. 06-03-2008, 07:38 PM
Replies: 1,266
Views: 62,576
Posted By Tankboy
I might be leaving later also. While I am...

I might be leaving later also. While I am theoretically on vacation, I cannot seem to escape the bonds of my employ. Still working things out.
Forum: Beasts 05-09-2008, 04:33 PM
Replies: 67
Views: 19,836
Posted By Tankboy
I had my plastic off in about 20 minutes as well,...

I had my plastic off in about 20 minutes as well, with Givi engine guards installed no less! Damned radiator hoses needed tightened.

Of course this is the fourth or fifth time I've...
Forum: Pacific Northwet - Where it's green. And wet. 05-07-2008, 08:01 PM
Replies: 1,266
Views: 62,576
Posted By Tankboy
I just got done inspecting my tires, chain, and...

I just got done inspecting my tires, chain, and sprockets. Looks like this will be the last ride on 'em.... assuming they last until June!

Oh well - at least the rear is worn fairly evenly...
Forum: Pacific Northwet - Where it's green. And wet. 04-04-2008, 10:03 AM
Replies: 140
Views: 5,550
Posted By Tankboy
Aaaaargghhh!!!

Man, you guys are talking about one of my dream rides there, and here I am stuck at work until the end of May.

It is absolutely beautiful, and my own perverse observation of that area is that...
Forum: Equipment 03-28-2008, 05:02 PM
Replies: 279
Views: 19,712
Posted By Tankboy
How that deer got a drivers license, let alone a...

How that deer got a drivers license, let alone a van with whistles I'll never know... (badump dump)

Sorry... I'm easily amused.
Forum: Pacific Northwet - Where it's green. And wet. 03-26-2008, 05:09 PM
Replies: 1,266
Views: 62,576
Posted By Tankboy
Phil - I'm in for Embers. Unfortunately I'm...

Phil - I'm in for Embers. Unfortunately I'm not optimistic you can get an accurate headcount at this point.

Maybe we need several lists...

Me, I'm coming up from Boise (put me on that...
Forum: Pacific Northwet - Where it's green. And wet. 03-24-2008, 08:41 PM
Replies: 1,266
Views: 62,576
Posted By Tankboy
I always carry coffee and a french press - not a...

I always carry coffee and a french press - not a luxury, it's a damned necessity! I also carry (tasty?) freeze dried backpacking meals. Just in case.

Now if they could just make a...
Forum: Pacific Northwet - Where it's green. And wet. 03-21-2008, 05:44 PM
Replies: 1,266
Views: 62,576
Posted By Tankboy
As long as everyone does in fact "ride their own...

As long as everyone does in fact "ride their own ride" we should be able to minimize risk. With this many people the odds of something bad happening go up, not much to be done about that, save for...
Forum: Beasts 03-15-2008, 03:24 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 967
Posted By Tankboy
Mine was right around 8K in 05. I went in to...

Mine was right around 8K in 05. I went in to haggle, but when the guy started at a price that was actually lower than what I thought I could get, I was confused momentarily.
Forum: Equipment 03-09-2008, 08:37 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 3,296
Posted By Tankboy
I just throw it over the bike somewhere. My...

I just throw it over the bike somewhere. My jacket is so damned nasty no one would take it. Bugs, grime, soot, tar, bird crap, it's in there. The helmet isn't much better, on those hot days...
Forum: Pacific Northwet - Where it's green. And wet. 03-03-2008, 07:09 PM
Replies: 1,266
Views: 62,576
Posted By Tankboy
Indeed, it was decided that there is a time and a...

Indeed, it was decided that there is a time and a place for every beer.

As it turns out, the bottom of Hells Canyon as night falls, with the stores closed/out of beer, is the perfect time and...
Forum: Beasts 03-02-2008, 04:33 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 816
Posted By Tankboy
Congratulations! You're gonna love it. I've...

Congratulations! You're gonna love it. I've been happier with mine than any other bike I've ever owned or ridden.
Forum: Beasts 03-02-2008, 04:24 PM
Replies: 52
Views: 4,399
Posted By Tankboy
I've seen hundreds, if not thousands of posts...

I've seen hundreds, if not thousands of posts from very, very happy DL650 owners. I don't recall but a handful from those who did not feel very positively about the bike, and those folks were...
Forum: Pacific Northwet - Where it's green. And wet. 03-02-2008, 04:06 PM
Replies: 1,266
Views: 62,576
Posted By Tankboy
Such is the beauty of a nice stout, porter, ESB,...

Such is the beauty of a nice stout, porter, ESB, or IPA. They are not to be enjoyed ice cold, but at a more easily obtainable temp, 45 degrees, all the way up to 61 for a barleywine.

Ice...
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