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Forum: Pacific Northwet - Where it's green. And wet. 06-20-2015, 11:54 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 613
Posted By MillCreek
I did the Snohomish County-downtown Seattle...

I did the Snohomish County-downtown Seattle commute on for years, most recently on a DL-650. I parked the bike and drove the car from October to March. The commuter traffic on I-5 is a royal pain in...
Forum: Equipment 05-20-2015, 11:25 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 849
Posted By MillCreek
I have been commuting for years in a business...

I have been commuting for years in a business suit or blazer and dress pants. For me, the best solution has been an Olympia one-piece suit. If you buy it two sizes up (Olympia gear runs small), it...
Forum: Equipment 04-27-2015, 06:17 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 375
Posted By MillCreek
I just bought the Large pad for my 2012 Suzuki DL...

I just bought the Large pad for my 2012 Suzuki DL 650. I will put it under my Coleman ATV seat pad.
Forum: Equipment 04-19-2015, 08:37 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,230
Posted By MillCreek
^^^I doubt that the 2XL will fit you. If it...

^^^I doubt that the 2XL will fit you. If it does, it will be pretty tight, and that is with the liner out.
Forum: Pacific Northwet - Where it's green. And wet. 04-08-2015, 11:26 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 855
Posted By MillCreek
A couple of years ago, I traded in my 2004...

A couple of years ago, I traded in my 2004 Aprilia Scarabeo 500 and 2009 DR650 on a 2012 DL650. I received a fair price on both the trade in and cash purchase of the new bike, and I was probably in,...
Forum: Equipment 04-04-2015, 05:28 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,230
Posted By MillCreek
Although the heavy Cordura material used in...

Although the heavy Cordura material used in Olympia gear gets less stiff over time, it does not stretch.
Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 03-15-2015, 04:27 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 2,440
Posted By MillCreek
^^^I have a Hyde Racing skidplate on my 2012 DL...

^^^I have a Hyde Racing skidplate on my 2012 DL 650. Fits and works like a charm, and I don't have to worry about bending or denting it.
Forum: Equipment 03-10-2015, 05:51 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,230
Posted By MillCreek
I have the Olympia Phantom suit, the Olympia...

I have the Olympia Phantom suit, the Olympia Stealth suit and the Olympia AST jacket. I, and many others, believe the Olympia sizing runs small. I am 5'10' and 195 pounds. The XL Phantom suit fits...
Forum: Pacific Northwet - Where it's green. And wet. 01-20-2015, 08:51 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 2,923
Posted By MillCreek
I love Walla Walla. I used to work for...

I love Walla Walla. I used to work for Providence and would go to St. Mary's on business a few times a year. Great place. A lot cheaper to buy a house there than in the Seattle area.
Forum: Pacific Northwet - Where it's green. And wet. 11-19-2014, 05:58 PM
Replies: 65
Views: 5,075
Posted By MillCreek
And I park in the Duvall PD parking lot when I...

And I park in the Duvall PD parking lot when I ride my mountain bike on the Snoqualmie Valley Trail. Duvall is nice, but housing is really going up in price, as the dot.com people from the Eastside...
Forum: Pacific Northwet - Where it's green. And wet. 11-15-2014, 09:47 AM
Replies: 65
Views: 5,075
Posted By MillCreek
Of note to your initial destination of Monroe. ...

Of note to your initial destination of Monroe. Monroe is 15 miles east of me. The area is getting built up, but excellent recreational opportunities in the Cascades are less than an hour away. ...
Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 11-15-2014, 09:29 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,902
Posted By MillCreek
Two thumbs up for the Haynes manual. I bought it...

Two thumbs up for the Haynes manual. I bought it earlier this year from the UK, and it is well worth the money. It is a good complement to the factory service manual.
Forum: Pacific Northwet - Where it's green. And wet. 10-11-2014, 06:37 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 885
Posted By MillCreek
I was in the same boat a few years back: I had...

I was in the same boat a few years back: I had let my endorsement lapse for a period of about 15 years. When I came to renew back in 2006, I decided the MSF course was the best route in that it not...
Forum: Equipment 10-08-2014, 05:42 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,021
Posted By MillCreek
I had PMR side racks, bought off eBay, for first...

I had PMR side racks, bought off eBay, for first my 2009 DRZ400 and then my 2012 DL650. Very nice pieces of equipment, rugged as heck, and installed easily. All for a very fair price. I recommend...
Forum: Equipment 09-19-2014, 04:44 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,851
Posted By MillCreek
Huh, so this is the beer equivalent of Coke syrup...

Huh, so this is the beer equivalent of Coke syrup and adding carbonation. Interesting.
Forum: Pacific Northwet - Where it's green. And wet. 09-14-2014, 01:01 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 564
Posted By MillCreek
I live in Silver Firs, so I will keep an eye out...

I live in Silver Firs, so I will keep an eye out in my travels.
Forum: Equipment 07-25-2014, 02:50 PM
Replies: 143
Views: 44,300
Posted By MillCreek
Just a few weeks ago, as part of the closeout at...

Just a few weeks ago, as part of the closeout at a bunch of vendors, I bought a Nolan N104 in high-viz green and 2XL for $ 300. I am very pleasantly surprised at the fit and quality.
Forum: Pacific Northwet - Where it's green. And wet. 07-15-2014, 01:08 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 976
Posted By MillCreek
My ex was an E-7 IDC when she retired from...

My ex was an E-7 IDC when she retired from Bremerton, and I have a lot of friends who are active or ex-Navy and one of my former neighbors was the XO on the USS Momsen. Unless you are an airedale or...
Forum: Equipment 07-06-2014, 12:32 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 2,875
Posted By MillCreek
I have a number of different one-piece suits:...

I have a number of different one-piece suits: Teiz Lombard, Olympia Phantom, Olympia Stealth and Scorpion Passport. I use them as a commuter over a business suit. Up here in the Seattle area, my...
Forum: Equipment 06-11-2014, 09:26 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 5,635
Posted By MillCreek
I also bought the Passport suit on closeout from...

I also bought the Passport suit on closeout from Motorcycle Superstore for $ 219. I have been using it for about a week now and wanted to give some initial thoughts. I bought this as an...
Forum: Equipment 05-30-2014, 11:13 AM
Replies: 143
Views: 44,300
Posted By MillCreek
That is interesting about the Bilt. The Bilt XXL...

That is interesting about the Bilt. The Bilt XXL modular was too small for me, and that suggests that the LS2 will be as well, even though the size chart does list it at 63+ cm, and my HJC and Zeus...
Forum: Equipment 04-16-2014, 05:42 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,145
Posted By MillCreek
Olympia suits and jackets run small, and I have...

Olympia suits and jackets run small, and I have had the best luck with them by going up a size. I use the one-piece suits for my business commuting, since it is easy and quick to pull on the Olympia...
Forum: Equipment 04-14-2014, 05:16 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,361
Posted By MillCreek
Here in the wet part of the PNW, you can't really...

Here in the wet part of the PNW, you can't really rely upon solar due to the frequent cloud cover for six months out of the year. This looks interesting.
Forum: Equipment 04-06-2014, 07:48 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,145
Posted By MillCreek
It is the Stealth. I use that in the summer and...

It is the Stealth. I use that in the summer and the Phantom in the cooler and rainy weather.
Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 04-03-2014, 07:13 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,778
Posted By MillCreek
I will be interested to see if the adapter makes...

I will be interested to see if the adapter makes it fit the Strom.
Forum: Pacific Northwet - Where it's green. And wet. 04-02-2014, 05:15 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,248
Posted By MillCreek
I have family on Bainbridge. There is also a...

I have family on Bainbridge. There is also a considerable drug and alcohol presence amongst the island youth. A combination of disposable income, since many families who live there are well-off,...
Forum: Pacific Northwet - Where it's green. And wet. 03-29-2014, 09:41 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 988
Posted By MillCreek
+1

+1
Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 03-01-2014, 08:00 AM
Replies: 701
Views: 74,176
Posted By MillCreek
5'10" and 200 lbs. 30" pants inseam and 32"...

5'10" and 200 lbs.
30" pants inseam and 32" 'bicycling inseam" (actual length of legs)
33" sleeve in a dress shirt
2012 Suzuki DL650 with the stock lower seat allows me to almost flatfoot the...
Forum: Pacific Northwet - Where it's green. And wet. 01-09-2014, 03:15 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 481
Posted By MillCreek
Would it be worthwhile to contact the student...

Would it be worthwhile to contact the student housing office at Whitman to see if they have any ideas? Part of this date range will be over summer break when the dorms are closed, and I would not be...
Forum: Equipment 10-04-2013, 07:06 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 2,508
Posted By MillCreek
This is my experience as well. My problem is...

This is my experience as well. My problem is that I have a large (63 cm) head, which usually is a 2XL or 3XL size, depending on the helmet manufacturer. Almost always, the brick and mortar stores...
Forum: Equipment 08-28-2013, 05:32 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,841
Posted By MillCreek
If I lived in your neck of the woods, I would be...

If I lived in your neck of the woods, I would be looking at the Olympia Stealth or Avenger mesh suit. I use an Olympia Phantom and Stealth for my commuting.
Forum: Equipment 08-12-2013, 06:12 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 3,902
Posted By MillCreek
^^^ It is one of the famous Utes of Oz/NZ.

^^^ It is one of the famous Utes of Oz/NZ.
Forum: Pacific Northwet - Where it's green. And wet. 08-11-2013, 07:29 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 3,053
Posted By MillCreek
On my 2012 Glee, I have the Hepco Becker crash...

On my 2012 Glee, I have the Hepco Becker crash bars and the Hyde Racing thermoplastic skid plate. The skid plate mounts independent of the crash bars. Pictures of both can be readily found on the...
Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 07-28-2013, 05:57 PM
Replies: 4,540
Views: 886,693
Posted By MillCreek
I had the BBQ rack which was sold on eBay. It...

I had the BBQ rack which was sold on eBay. It worked really well on my DR650. The guy who made them stopped doing so. The side racks shown are soft bag supports made by Precision Motorcycle Racks...
Forum: Pacific Northwet - Where it's green. And wet. 07-12-2013, 08:00 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,821
Posted By MillCreek
I have done it four times, the last time in 2004....

I have done it four times, the last time in 2004. It is great fun, once you get past the big scrum at the starting line. Gear way down for climbing the bridge at Longview!
Forum: Equipment 07-07-2013, 05:19 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,848
Posted By MillCreek
Speaking as both a long-time bicyclist and...

Speaking as both a long-time bicyclist and motorcyclist, I use the frame/pack mountain bike tire pumps. These are designed for high-volume, low-pressure tires and work well on the motorcycles.
...
Forum: Pacific Northwet - Where it's green. And wet. 07-02-2013, 10:18 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,687
Posted By MillCreek
http://www.seattlepi.com/news/science/article/Insl...

http://www.seattlepi.com/news/science/article/Inslee-approves-100-million-land-purchase-4641173.php

This article seems to indicate that the purchase money has been budgeted.
Forum: Equipment 07-01-2013, 12:45 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 3,043
Posted By MillCreek
I swear by my fluorescent neon-green 3M Reflexite...

I swear by my fluorescent neon-green 3M Reflexite tape.
Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 06-27-2013, 08:45 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 812
Posted By MillCreek
I did a bit of a search when I bought crashbars...

I did a bit of a search when I bought crashbars for my 2012 Glee. I ended up with the Hepco Beckers because I liked the coverage. It was a tough call between them and the Alt Rider bars. I use the...
Forum: Pacific Northwet - Where it's green. And wet. 06-22-2013, 02:49 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,735
Posted By MillCreek
^^^ DOL has reported that since the passage of...

^^^ DOL has reported that since the passage of the law permitting immediate impoundment of the bike if the rider does not have an endorsement, the number of endorsements have gone way up.
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