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Forum: Pacific Northwet - Where it's green. And wet. 02-24-2015, 07:48 PM
Replies: 9,235
Sticky: PNW Flea Market
Views: 2,386,619
Posted By dammitdave
Ricor Intiminators for DR650

Nearly new Ricor Racing Intiminators for sale. (100 miles) Great at eliminating brake dive. Will likely be perfect for someone who can ride with the stock, or nearly stock, progressive springs. I...
Forum: Pacific Northwet - Where it's green. And wet. 02-23-2015, 08:44 PM
Replies: 903
Views: 43,158
Posted By dammitdave
Triumph Troubles....

[QUOTE]

Champion Cycles in Bellingham has gone the same way.:cry Shame to lose such great folks to corporate narrow-mindedness. Dave
Forum: Pacific Northwet - Where it's green. And wet. 02-17-2015, 08:41 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 399
Posted By dammitdave
What a long strange month it's been!

Vine maple fire orange at Cumberland and pussy willows on the same day.:huh Great pics Tom. dd
Forum: Pacific Northwet - Where it's green. And wet. 02-10-2015, 09:21 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 231
Posted By dammitdave
Kitsap Powder Coating

We have used Kitsap Powder Coating successfully for several years. They are between Poulsbo and Kingston. dd
Forum: Pacific Northwet - Where it's green. And wet. 02-07-2015, 11:26 AM
Replies: 903
Views: 43,158
Posted By dammitdave
Thanks Zuber!

Zuber, Thanks for posting the link to Romanousky's thread. Those videos are killer! Dave
Forum: Ride reports 02-07-2015, 11:24 AM
Replies: 855
Views: 158,263
Posted By dammitdave
Wow!

I just spent a portion of my day off watching those last two videos. Time well spent...Well Done, Romanousky!!! Thanks Zoob for posting that link on the Flat Tail meetup thread. Dave
Forum: Pacific Northwet - Where it's green. And wet. 01-30-2015, 07:21 AM
Replies: 3,278
Views: 309,662
Posted By dammitdave
Dr 650

MC, I bought a lightly used '09 DR 650 to better cover the highway work between the dirt sections. Geared for two track, the 350 was agonizingly over taxed on the highway. I never flogged it on the...
Forum: Pacific Northwet - Where it's green. And wet. 01-27-2015, 08:18 PM
Replies: 3,278
Views: 309,662
Posted By dammitdave
Some Conditions!

That's right Gootch, above the drizzle and clouds it was really warm and sunny. The roads are very soft and muddy from all of the traffic on them. Normally the snow and ice keep the sedans and 2WD...
Forum: Pacific Northwet - Where it's green. And wet. 01-26-2015, 07:14 AM
Replies: 3,278
Views: 309,662
Posted By dammitdave
Olympic Snow Levels

This should be titled "No Olympic Snow Level"! Phew!, as you can see from the photo of Mt Maynard there is no snow on the North slope of the Olympics. It was quite warm and sunny on FR28,...
Forum: Pacific Northwet - Where it's green. And wet. 01-22-2015, 08:54 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,076
Posted By dammitdave
This Sounds Great!

Thanks for posting this up. It's a great route that more folks should enjoy. The dog and I did this about 9-10 years ago and it was so enjoyable that I did it again with Pakled in 2010. I hope at...
Forum: Day Trippin' 01-20-2015, 08:30 PM
Replies: 148
Views: 21,340
Posted By dammitdave
More Nez Perce Reading

The 2013 Montana 1000 covered a lot of the Nez Perce trail. I got interested enough to spend time at the Big Hole interpretive center and picked up "Dreamers" by Martin Stadius. Great read with...
Forum: Pacific Northwet - Where it's green. And wet. 01-09-2015, 07:26 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,399
Posted By dammitdave
Not that funny, HH

The problem is that the joke's on us. In the last four years the additional fees(read taxes) seem to have become a routine for state government. Rather than a short term fix for specific problems,...
Forum: Day Trippin' 01-04-2015, 12:09 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,438
Posted By dammitdave
Don't ask me how I know........

:rofl:rofl:rofl.......I ended up rolling it backwards using the front tire for a lever and lifting the luggage rack at the same time; about 3/4" at a time initially, but when I calmed down a little I...
Forum: GPS 101 - Which GPS For Me 12-20-2014, 11:41 AM
Replies: 69
Views: 6,884
Posted By dammitdave
Oooo, Oooo, Oooooo!

I like the visual HW and thanks everyone for contributing to this thread. I'm getting a free 76csx as an upgrade to my 1998 12XL. The 12XL has about 8yrs of banging around in sailboats, canoes and...
Forum: Ride reports 12-12-2014, 06:49 AM
Replies: 126
Views: 15,765
Posted By dammitdave
Great Stuff Indeed!!!

Thanks for posting up. It has been 40yrs since I've been in that area but it is cemented in my memory for a reason. 'Beautiful and varied country that you have presented so well. Thanks again for...
Forum: Pacific Northwet - Where it's green. And wet. 12-10-2014, 07:34 AM
Replies: 155
Views: 8,202
Posted By dammitdave
But wait....!

Yes, it's yet another tax. I'm sure that Olympia will do away with the gas tax as revenue begins to come in from the new mileage tax. Gotta go now, Santa Clause is coming to my house early - and...
Forum: Day Trippin' 11-29-2014, 12:02 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 4,104
Posted By dammitdave
Thanks for Posting This!

Good ride and great photos...I really like the look of the forested areas. If only school geography classes had been this interesting. Thanks again, DD
Forum: Day Trippin' 11-28-2014, 01:24 PM
Replies: 69
Views: 10,051
Posted By dammitdave
Miss that country......

Squonker, 'Haven't been to the Caribou in ages. Your write-up tugs at me while the sleet falls outside. Great descriptions and photos.....Thanks for posting this. DD
Forum: Pacific Northwet - Where it's green. And wet. 11-20-2014, 07:25 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,121
Posted By dammitdave
More Dirt!

Good advice from Gregulator! If it doesn't snow(and it's not predicted) you can ride from Hoodsport to Pleasant Harbor on forest roads. 5 miles North on 101, pick up the Dosewallips Rd in Brinnon...
Forum: Pacific Northwet - Where it's green. And wet. 11-15-2014, 11:57 AM
Replies: 13,113
Views: 767,554
Posted By dammitdave
My hat's off to ya!!!

These guys are real heroes. They got that way by doing what needed to be done, when it had to be done, in the face of significant risk, because that's what you do. Period
Forum: Pacific Northwet - Where it's green. And wet. 11-08-2014, 10:04 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,220
Posted By dammitdave
Thanks Tom!

Wonderful images of a beautiful area.....Thanks for posting up your work! dd
Forum: Day Trippin' 10-26-2014, 10:20 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,677
Posted By dammitdave
Great Ride!

Wansfel, Thanks for posting this! Glad the new bike is everything you wished for. The fall colors along these routes look fantastic. Slowed by windfalls on the Lolo in 2013, I did a lot of engine...
Forum: Pacific Northwet - Where it's green. And wet. 10-26-2014, 09:54 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,113
Posted By dammitdave
Thanks fella's!

Thanks Red Menace for posting up and thanks Wachs et al for the history. It's somewhat heartbreaking to think of the back-breaking work those pioneers did in vain. Thanks again, DD
Forum: Pacific Northwet - Where it's green. And wet. 07-20-2014, 10:38 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,253
Posted By dammitdave
I'm in....

O.k. dammit, you've got me hooked. Looking at Google Earth and an old version of TOPO, with an older Metzger map for reference, I've worked up a good gps route to Frankfort. The route to Camp Brix...
Forum: Pacific Northwet - Where it's green. And wet. 07-20-2014, 09:15 AM
Replies: 41
Views: 4,001
Posted By dammitdave
Thanks for posting.....

Mike, Mark, Dano et al,

Thanks for writing this one up! One of the newer inmates out Port Angeles way wrote up a good description of the route and now you fellas have put the icing on the...
Forum: Pacific Northwet - Where it's green. And wet. 07-20-2014, 08:35 AM
Replies: 3,278
Views: 309,662
Posted By dammitdave
Thanks Fellas!

Havoc, thanks for the link. I've only ridden the Capital Forest a couple of times and have a tendency to come out somewhere different than was intended. Mikrow, great photos; they brought back a...
Forum: Pacific Northwet - Where it's green. And wet. 07-16-2014, 07:09 PM
Replies: 9,235
Sticky: PNW Flea Market
Views: 2,386,619
Posted By dammitdave
Looking for a DR650?

There's a white 2009 DR650 with 704 miles for sale in Port Townsend $3995. Skid plate but otherwise stock. Super clean consignment sale.
tHree SIX oh 3 ate fivE forh five Five nine.
Forum: Pacific Northwet - Where it's green. And wet. 07-16-2014, 06:27 AM
Replies: 973
Views: 62,923
Posted By dammitdave
What Timmer said.....

Lima to Jackson last year was just outstanding! About 6 1/2 hours of the finest riding you might imagine. I've recommended that route to everyone whom talks about riding in MT. Thanks again, Ron...
Forum: Pacific Northwet - Where it's green. And wet. 07-12-2014, 09:39 PM
Replies: 973
Views: 62,923
Posted By dammitdave
MT OHV Permit

Doh! I spaced out getting my MT OHV Permit. ?Is there a place in Troy where a permit may be purchased? Thanks, DD
Forum: Pacific Northwet - Where it's green. And wet. 07-06-2014, 09:11 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,088
Posted By dammitdave
What 1911 said...

Smitty,

Be sure to ask 1911 about the route South of Wenatchee for the fire damage re-routes. For scheduling, note that the WABCDR is much faster than the more rugged OBCDR. The WABDR can...
Forum: Pacific Northwet - Where it's green. And wet. 07-05-2014, 10:06 AM
Replies: 973
Views: 62,923
Posted By dammitdave
Thanks Ron!!!

Thanks again, Ron for gathering and routing all of these suggestions. Your hard work will let us enjoy a week's riding that would take many seasons to string together on our own. Hats off to ya! ...
Forum: Pacific Northwet - Where it's green. And wet. 06-29-2014, 12:53 PM
Replies: 973
Views: 62,923
Posted By dammitdave
"Thomas Rees' journal gives his name as Tobe, an...

"Thomas Rees' journal gives his name as Tobe, an abbreviation of Tosa-tive koo-be, meaning "furnished white white-man brains," :rofl

Always ready to learn more history.....dd
Forum: Pacific Northwet - Where it's green. And wet. 06-02-2014, 07:01 AM
Replies: 903
Views: 43,158
Posted By dammitdave
Missing Hwy 34

'Been doing the aging parent thing, so I was caging East from Waldport yesterday and must have passed, literally, a hundred bikes headed West on 34. My pal Walt and I used to rail our old Hondas...
Forum: Pacific Northwet - Where it's green. And wet. 05-28-2014, 11:20 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 841
Posted By dammitdave
Dang! Didn't see this in time....

'Glad you had a good time! If you come back this way I'll connect you with a Dane from Portland and you can ride around on one of his Nimbus.dd
Forum: Pacific Northwet - Where it's green. And wet. 05-26-2014, 10:24 AM
Replies: 3,278
Views: 309,662
Posted By dammitdave
Super!

Good to see that you're out riding so soon. Be careful but don't sit around and have that joint rust shut on ya.:D Dave
Forum: Pacific Northwet - Where it's green. And wet. 05-15-2014, 06:46 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 2,086
Posted By dammitdave
Not Nikasil....

My '79 has the second hardest cast iron cylinders I've ever seen. I bored a few Schramm air compressors that were harder....just a little harder! DD
Forum: Pacific Northwet - Where it's green. And wet. 05-07-2014, 08:41 PM
Replies: 3,278
Views: 309,662
Posted By dammitdave
Eldon Store is Open!!!

So, I went past the Eldon store last Sunday and it was open and the pumps were working. Yeahhhhh:clap (the vampire er..realtor sign was still there:cry) dd
Forum: Pics, pics, pics... 05-07-2014, 08:31 PM
Replies: 72
Views: 14,905
Posted By dammitdave
The Good Son....

I'm doing the aging parent thing through the end of this month and should have some time then. DD
Forum: Pacific Northwet - Where it's green. And wet. 04-28-2014, 09:47 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 438
Posted By dammitdave
Goin' North?

If you're heading North or East on the Canadian side, there's Pacific NW BMW in Ferndale, WA. If you don't need and official dealer there's a certified BMW tech here in Port Townsend at PT Honda. ...
Forum: Pics, pics, pics... 04-28-2014, 09:39 PM
Replies: 72
Views: 14,905
Posted By dammitdave
Pray for Rain!

The weather's george us; I can't sit inside with a new Suzi callin' my name. I have been feeling a little guilty about leavin' ya hangin(very little). We'll get er written up and posted sometime in...
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