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Forum: Road Warriors 06-19-2015, 06:23 PM
Replies: 86
Views: 5,092
Posted By Gootch
How's that Guzzi final drive failure versus...

How's that Guzzi final drive failure versus BMW's?:ear
Forum: Pacific Northwet - Where it's green. And wet. 06-12-2015, 12:34 PM
Replies: 3,313
Views: 320,820
Posted By Gootch
Oly Group monthly pavement ride (meeting in Tacoma)

I've been neglectful in posting these.

Tomorrow, we are meeting at the Starbucks at 10314 South Tacoma Way (right near the west end of 512) at 9 for a 9:30 departure. We're heading to the Fall...
Forum: Road Warriors 06-11-2015, 12:03 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 2,492
Posted By Gootch
The Bonnie is bullet-proof. People can't wear...

The Bonnie is bullet-proof. People can't wear them out. I've been hammering a Thruxton for 35,000 miles of sport riding, dirt-road riding, touring, commuting, what have you and that engine just...
Forum: British Beasts: Triumph Tigers 06-08-2015, 11:02 AM
Replies: 73
Views: 13,890
Posted By Gootch
Thanks for the feedback guys. Since I can't...

Thanks for the feedback guys. Since I can't afford the 2015, I am mighty tempted by that deal on the 2014.
Forum: British Beasts: Triumph Tigers 06-08-2015, 02:19 AM
Replies: 73
Views: 13,890
Posted By Gootch
My local dealer has the 2014 streetie for $8499...

My local dealer has the 2014 streetie for $8499 including Arrow pipe, heated grips, and auxiliary lighting. The stepper motor is probably the only thing holding me back from grabbing the deal. I'm...
Forum: Pacific Northwet - Where it's green. And wet. 06-04-2015, 05:44 PM
Replies: 3,313
Views: 320,820
Posted By Gootch
Glad to see you guys are still running around up...

Glad to see you guys are still running around up there. Some day I hope to get some actual free time to get riding with you lot again. (By the way, not much snow in those mountains.)
Forum: Pacific Northwet - Where it's green. And wet. 06-04-2015, 05:40 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,124
Posted By Gootch
:rofl Yep, Washington is the same way. ...

:rofl

Yep, Washington is the same way. Ever since much of the commercial fishing moved to Alaska and the timber industry slowed down, nobody gets a job (except for the thousands and thousands of...
Forum: Road Warriors 05-19-2015, 07:58 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 416
Posted By Gootch
Try the cx500forum.com. There's even a guy...

Try the cx500forum.com.

There's even a guy selling a Vetter Windjammer mount w/ wiring harness for cheap. It is also a cool site to look around on (if you like the middle weight CXs and GLs).
Forum: Road Warriors 05-18-2015, 01:53 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 818
Posted By Gootch
Or you could get a new Tuono. My understanding...

Or you could get a new Tuono. My understanding (not from personal experience) is that the current Tuono is pretty well sorted all the way around. And very, very fast.
Forum: Pacific Northwet - Where it's green. And wet. 05-18-2015, 01:49 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 327
Posted By Gootch
Yep, KFG is good.

Yep, KFG is good.
Forum: Pacific Northwet - Where it's green. And wet. 05-13-2015, 12:45 PM
Replies: 54
Views: 2,353
Posted By Gootch
The ferry drops you off on Puget Island -- too...

The ferry drops you off on Puget Island -- too many Scandinavian Lutherans - scary.

Of course, Astoria is full of Finns. :freaky Either way, you're screwed.
Forum: Pacific Northwet - Where it's green. And wet. 05-12-2015, 07:46 PM
Replies: 11,647
Views: 2,379,405
Posted By Gootch
That guy really, really, really needs to learn...

That guy really, really, really needs to learn how to take photos. What did he do - take those in a fun house?
Forum: Road Warriors 05-11-2015, 07:11 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 4,880
Posted By Gootch
I've always wanted one but it's been easier and...

I've always wanted one but it's been easier and cheaper to get my Triumph fix by keeping my old Thruxton (2004) and my sport bike fix by keeping my even older CBR 600.

That said, one of my...
Forum: Road Warriors 05-11-2015, 04:06 PM
Replies: 4,942
Views: 614,421
Posted By Gootch
I'm trying to decide between a KLR and a Motus...

I'm trying to decide between a KLR and a Motus :hmmmmm

Obviously I'm not the market but ...



Yep, more power to them. More bike choices for riders and maybe eventually a few more...
Forum: Road Warriors 05-07-2015, 11:34 AM
Replies: 753
Views: 96,002
Posted By Gootch
The Triumph retros don't have big power but they...

The Triumph retros don't have big power but they will hang on the street with most bikes. I frequently ride a carbed Thruxton with sport biking friends and except for long straightaways I can...
Forum: Road Warriors 05-05-2015, 11:15 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 912
Posted By Gootch
That pushing out the heels caused my buddy to...

That pushing out the heels caused my buddy to lose interest after his wife had actually given him the go-ahead. They do seem a problem.
Forum: Pacific Northwet - Where it's green. And wet. 05-05-2015, 06:16 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 564
Posted By Gootch
Good luck in Washngton. As far as I know there...

Good luck in Washngton. As far as I know there is nothing on the coast. Cliff's Cycle Center in Bremerton (I know nothing about them) and Paulson's in Lacey are about as close as it gets. At least...
Forum: Road Warriors 04-29-2015, 12:38 PM
Replies: 4,942
Views: 614,421
Posted By Gootch
This post doesn't really fit this thread since it...

This post doesn't really fit this thread since it has no opinion about the superiority or inferiority of the Motus.

I would like to see a Motus in person to actually see what it looks like. I...
Forum: Pacific Northwet - Where it's green. And wet. 04-19-2015, 11:31 PM
Replies: 9,060
Views: 588,204
Posted By Gootch
That's it!

That's it!
Forum: Pacific Northwet - Where it's green. And wet. 04-19-2015, 12:22 AM
Replies: 9,060
Views: 588,204
Posted By Gootch
Clue: Lutheran church; Eastern Washington; within...

Clue: Lutheran church; Eastern Washington; within 20 miles of Canada; no real town.
Forum: Pacific Northwet - Where it's green. And wet. 04-18-2015, 01:18 AM
Replies: 9,060
Views: 588,204
Posted By Gootch
Yea, I thought about renaming that photo in case...

Yea, I thought about renaming that photo in case someone checked properties. Oops.
Forum: Pacific Northwet - Where it's green. And wet. 04-17-2015, 12:00 PM
Replies: 9,060
Views: 588,204
Posted By Gootch
Looks similar but not Lonerock. The private...

Looks similar but not Lonerock.

The private album comment above -- I'm not sure I understand the comment. In any case, I took this photo.
Forum: Pacific Northwet - Where it's green. And wet. 04-16-2015, 12:44 PM
Replies: 9,060
Views: 588,204
Posted By Gootch
Okay, I'll take a turn. Admittedly, this is next...

Okay, I'll take a turn. Admittedly, this is next to a paved road but it is somewhat remote.

http://i192.photobucket.com/albums/z119/GootchF4/Havillah_zpsksh14ubj.jpg...
Forum: Road Warriors 04-13-2015, 02:10 PM
Replies: 93
Views: 29,833
Posted By Gootch
Oh man - do I want to test ride one of these. ...

Oh man - do I want to test ride one of these. Last Thursday, I test rode a V-Strom 650. On Friday, I rode a Versys 650. On Saturday at the Euro Moto show in Seattle I was able to snag a ride on a...
Forum: Road Warriors 04-10-2015, 03:42 PM
Replies: 545
Views: 110,263
Posted By Gootch
Test rode the 2014 Versys today. I liked some...

Test rode the 2014 Versys today. I liked some things about it but found that the wind roar was pretty annoying and the low end power seemed crude (top end was pretty good). The newer windshield...
Forum: Road Warriors 04-09-2015, 12:09 PM
Replies: 89
Views: 9,669
Posted By Gootch
1980 CX500, bought it used with 14,000 miles and...

1980 CX500, bought it used with 14,000 miles and it literally blew up on me at 88,000 miles: concussive explosion while riding, smoke poured out the back, later took off front of engine and oil with...
Forum: Pacific Northwet - Where it's green. And wet. 04-09-2015, 12:00 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 856
Posted By Gootch
I somehow missed the info at the top of the page...

I somehow missed the info at the top of the page showing the no freight or setup and then did see the boilerplate fine print at the bottom of the page indicating the fees.

Before I hit the road to...
Forum: Road Warriors 04-08-2015, 03:02 PM
Replies: 545
Views: 110,263
Posted By Gootch
The local dealer is now selling a 2014 Versys 650...

The local dealer is now selling a 2014 Versys 650 ABS for $5998 with no freight or set up added. I know that the vibrations of the 2015 are supposed to be better, the mpg is supposed to be a little...
Forum: Pacific Northwet - Where it's green. And wet. 04-08-2015, 11:12 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 856
Posted By Gootch
Thanks guys, I appreciate the feedback. GSguy -...

Thanks guys, I appreciate the feedback. GSguy - that story sounds horrible and frustrating (and similar to some of the other internet stories). I have to trust you to some extent, you, Coaster, and...
Forum: Pacific Northwet - Where it's green. And wet. 04-07-2015, 07:31 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 856
Posted By Gootch
Ride Motorsports in Woodinville?

Do any of you have any experience with Ride Motorsports in Woodinville? They have a leftover Yamaha FZ8 that looks to be priced right. However, they also have a lot of negative comments about them...
Forum: Pacific Northwet - Where it's green. And wet. 04-06-2015, 11:58 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 656
Posted By Gootch
I never lived there but my dad's parents grew up...

I never lived there but my dad's parents grew up and met in Okanogan, my dad spent part of his childhood growing up outside Okanogan, and I still have a couple of old relatives there. (Plus my great...
Forum: Road Warriors 04-06-2015, 11:46 AM
Replies: 192
Views: 30,424
Posted By Gootch
It hasn't been an easy fix for the FZ-9. ...

It hasn't been an easy fix for the FZ-9.

Let's hope Suzuki has it sorted before it hits the shops. This bike does interest me (depending on price).
Forum: Road Warriors 03-31-2015, 03:11 PM
Replies: 192
Views: 30,424
Posted By Gootch
I like your last question. Often it seems when...

I like your last question. Often it seems when people are looking for character, they just mean flaws. That['s why everybody says Hondas don't have character but old Triumphs have it in spades.
...
Forum: Road Warriors 03-30-2015, 09:08 PM
Replies: 545
Views: 110,263
Posted By Gootch
I haven't seen evidence of an LT in Western Washington

I've seen no sign in Western Washington of the 650 LT at either a couple dealerships in person or several dealers' web sites. There are just a couple of the standard 650 abs that have shown up. Are...
Forum: Pacific Northwet - Where it's green. And wet. 03-27-2015, 04:40 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,912
Posted By Gootch
What they don't like is the English language. ...

What they don't like is the English language.

The Bellingham area / Whatcom County is a pretty good place (but growing too fast).

You could just go to Maupin, Oregon and start doing day rides...
Forum: Pacific Northwet - Where it's green. And wet. 03-19-2015, 03:30 PM
Replies: 3,313
Views: 320,820
Posted By Gootch
I usually 20K + on street bikes. My KLR...

I usually 20K + on street bikes.

My KLR chain seemed to be the only thing that was okay as the bike crapped out just before 10,000 miles but the grit from dirt roads, beaches, and occasional...
Forum: Road Warriors 03-17-2015, 05:50 PM
Replies: 545
Views: 110,263
Posted By Gootch
Love the white - looks good! The full bags and...

Love the white - looks good! The full bags and hand guards version has gotta be the way to go.
Forum: Road Warriors 03-01-2015, 09:20 PM
Replies: 3,576
Views: 559,253
Posted By Gootch
:huh There's such a thing?

:huh There's such a thing?
Forum: Pacific Northwet - Where it's green. And wet. 02-28-2015, 08:32 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,860
Posted By Gootch
Except - as is well known - Eastern Washington...

Except - as is well known - Eastern Washington sucks money away from the west at a pretty good clip. The Western Counties provide the bonus dollars that the east apparently needs, and the east...
Forum: Road Warriors 02-26-2015, 05:52 PM
Replies: 3,576
Views: 559,253
Posted By Gootch
One of the reviews of the FJ-09 that I read...

One of the reviews of the FJ-09 that I read suggested the 110 mph limitation was good enough given that the flimsy wind screen couldn't handle much more. I don't mean to seemingly always be bringing...
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