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Forum: Pacific Northwet - Where it's green. And wet. Today, 12:44 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 152
Posted By slugsmasher
I'm going to the event to represent mountain...

I'm going to the event to represent mountain bikers which frequently happen to use and share trails with motos. I have a Vstrom so OHV moto trails are not in my moto ride plan usually, however there...
Forum: Racing Yesterday, 10:02 PM
Replies: 1,958
Views: 135,408
Posted By slugsmasher
http://i.qkme.me/35hcgl.jpg

http://i.qkme.me/35hcgl.jpg
Forum: Beasts 09-10-2014, 11:31 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 2,151
Posted By slugsmasher
My first bike was a vstrom also. Still riding it...

My first bike was a vstrom also. Still riding it after 4 years and still alive and lovin it. Stay focused, don't be stupid you'll be fine too.
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 08-29-2014, 12:01 PM
Replies: 5,332
Views: 299,548
Posted By slugsmasher
Cyclist killed in bike lane in Seattle....

Cyclist killed in bike lane in Seattle. (http://mynorthwest.com/11/2599274/Bicyclist-struck-killed-on-2nd-Ave-in-downtown-Seattle)

Don't know exact details but this is a sore spot in the cars vs...
Forum: Day Trippin' 08-28-2014, 09:11 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,097
Posted By slugsmasher
great ride report. my dad took me backpacking,...

great ride report. my dad took me backpacking, cycling and motorcycling when I was a kid. I'm 50 now and guess what I like to do, backpack, cycle and moto. Good job bringing the next generation...
Forum: Layin' down tracks 07-16-2014, 11:04 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 714
Posted By slugsmasher
Glare Hood for Garmin 60CSX series

I don't know where I saw it but somebody in some post somewhere here on adv had a picture with a glare hood on a gps60. I have tried the google and no luck for this device. Anybody know where or...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 07-16-2014, 08:11 AM
Replies: 5,332
Views: 299,548
Posted By slugsmasher
I ride my MTBs with a bear bell always. That...

I ride my MTBs with a bear bell always. That prevents this type of encounter nearly 99% of the time. People on the trail hear me coming from several hundred yards away and usually move off the...
Forum: Pacific Northwet - Where it's green. And wet. 06-18-2014, 09:22 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 2,160
Posted By slugsmasher
Your first four days do not allow too much time...

Your first four days do not allow too much time to stop and see anything except the road. Oregon is a lot longer and slower to get through on 101 than what it looks like on paper, one day from Ukiah...
Forum: Racing 05-29-2014, 03:44 PM
Replies: 1,958
Views: 135,408
Posted By slugsmasher
Thanks for that video, that just happened about...

Thanks for that video, that just happened about 20 miles from my house in Anacortes, WA. 12 million dollar boat. 4 people were in it when it capsized, they all got out ok.



Now back to F1....
Forum: Pacific Northwet - Where it's green. And wet. 05-23-2014, 10:40 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 536
Posted By slugsmasher
Yes a year old but PM sent after stumbling on...

Yes a year old but PM sent after stumbling on this looking for something else.

My setup, on Whidbey......
Forum: Beasts 05-20-2014, 09:29 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,625
Posted By slugsmasher
Last time I rode a moto was 1979 on a dirtbike,...

Last time I rode a moto was 1979 on a dirtbike, the next time was at an MSR course in 2011. So we are in a similar situation.

I bought a 2007 V-Strom DL650 as my first bike and never looked...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 01-06-2014, 12:15 AM
Replies: 5,332
Views: 299,548
Posted By slugsmasher
Yep the shoulder extends on the right side of the...

Yep the shoulder extends on the right side of the bus lane and I do not use the bus lane in this particular corner, only the shoulder. Again, it is legal in the state of WA to use the shoulder for...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 12-31-2013, 05:38 PM
Replies: 5,332
Views: 299,548
Posted By slugsmasher
There is obviously confusion about what is and...

There is obviously confusion about what is and what is not appropriate for bicycle travel areas. I don't know all the state laws but in WA state it is as thus:



Cyclists must follow the rules...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 12-30-2013, 11:27 PM
Replies: 5,332
Views: 299,548
Posted By slugsmasher
Ok, here is a scenario that happened to me today...

Ok, here is a scenario that happened to me today while riding my road bike on what are usually no drama roads. I am fortunate to live where people are 99% tolerant of cyclists but today I found a...
Forum: Beasts 11-20-2013, 11:05 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,429
Posted By slugsmasher
For close to 4K you should be able to find an 07...

For close to 4K you should be able to find an 07 which has the upgraded heads with dual spark and better engine performance overall. I bought my 07 with 20K miles on the clock, well maintained,...
Forum: Beasts 11-09-2013, 01:06 PM
Replies: 2,978
Views: 518,427
Posted By slugsmasher
This is pretty significant. Out guns...

This is pretty significant.

Out guns everything in power to weight. This bike will haul ass like nobodies business (on paper so far anyway).

For us 80% roadie types, the smiles per miles is...
Forum: Beasts 10-28-2013, 01:04 AM
Replies: 2,978
Views: 518,427
Posted By slugsmasher
When my wee blows up (maybe never, 42K miles and...

When my wee blows up (maybe never, 42K miles and counting) I am definitely getting one of these new bad dudes. Suzuki seems to always provide what the normal man who likes real moto experiences...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 08-15-2013, 11:21 PM
Replies: 5,332
Views: 299,548
Posted By slugsmasher
We need this...

We need this (http://www.inhabitat.com/wp-content/uploads/2010/01/kolelinia.jpg) and then everyone can be happy.

Every time I visit this thread I like my mountain bikes a lot more and my road...
Forum: Equipment 08-05-2013, 08:15 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 638
Posted By slugsmasher
Thanks fiero for reply on gopro forum. Found...

Thanks fiero for reply on gopro forum. Found this link to adapter that mounts standard SLR camera type filters:

http://www.snakeriverprototyping.com/Products/blurfix3-so-naked.aspx

If anybody...
Forum: Equipment 08-05-2013, 12:00 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 638
Posted By slugsmasher
gopro windscreen glare reduction

I have fabricated a ram mount for my gopro behind my windscreen. It works great but the shots produce a lot of glare reflections sometimes depending on the lighting. Would like to know if anybody...
Forum: Pacific Northwet - Where it's green. And wet. 07-20-2013, 10:20 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 684
Posted By slugsmasher
fun event lots of roads and clinics ...

fun event

lots of roads and clinics

maryhill loops road open session is worth the price of admission

bring gps they will load all the tracks/routes for you at camp HQ

beer garden every...
Forum: Pacific Northwet - Where it's green. And wet. 07-12-2013, 12:11 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,425
Posted By slugsmasher
Good luck and be safe. Did the one day a couple...

Good luck and be safe. Did the one day a couple years ago and there are knucklehead cagers and motorcyclists all around populated areas who do not understand the principles of sharing the road with...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 06-10-2013, 09:53 AM
Replies: 42
Views: 3,677
Posted By slugsmasher
I took the MSF "Sport Riders" course a couple...

I took the MSF "Sport Riders" course a couple years ago which I think is now the Advanced Street Skills course now. I learned a lot from that and they tought that even slightly leaning into corners...
Forum: Equipment 04-28-2013, 04:42 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 939
Posted By slugsmasher
Welcome to the club! Very VERY niche market...

Welcome to the club!

Very VERY niche market for these things. Would not worry about the misdrilled holes, I had to file one of mine to clear my socket for mounting the rack. Not a big deal, dude...
Forum: Pacific Northwet - Where it's green. And wet. 04-09-2013, 07:19 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,007
Posted By slugsmasher
Nice video of my backyard. Great place we live...

Nice video of my backyard. Great place we live in. You picked a fantastic and rare perfect weather weekend to get out.
Forum: Beasts 03-28-2013, 07:42 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,415
Posted By slugsmasher
5'8 30" inseam and ride a 2007 wee unmodified. I...

5'8 30" inseam and ride a 2007 wee unmodified. I can pretty much touch on both sides but not flat footed. I have found that it doesn't really matter since I normally only put my left foot down when...
Forum: Pacific Northwet - Where it's green. And wet. 03-27-2013, 11:31 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 803
Posted By slugsmasher
The actual website for the green light thingy is...

The actual website for the green light thingy is here (http://www.greenlighttriggers.com/)

I have got off my bike and hit the pedestrian button before... not smart but works.

I have also heard...
Forum: Pacific Northwet - Where it's green. And wet. 11-29-2012, 09:25 PM
Replies: 109
Views: 7,094
Posted By slugsmasher
for tod701 - The point of my original reply was...

for tod701 - The point of my original reply was that it appears that the WSCORP is looking for ways to exploit outdoor activities in order to generate more revenue for the state. I agree that there...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 11-28-2012, 10:52 PM
Replies: 166
Views: 9,882
Posted By slugsmasher
When somebody makes an aggressive maneuver...

When somebody makes an aggressive maneuver towards me, which has happened a few times simply because I am on a motorcycle or just because they are a perpetual asshat in a vehicle, I have found that...
Forum: Pacific Northwet - Where it's green. And wet. 11-28-2012, 10:18 PM
Replies: 109
Views: 7,094
Posted By slugsmasher
Posted comment but users beware, look at the...

Posted comment but users beware, look at the "documents" postiing from the first round of comments and everyone's full email is listed. So if you want to spam all the moto hatin jogger hiking...
Forum: Day Trippin' 10-21-2012, 08:32 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 2,443
Posted By slugsmasher
Nice power ride through many of the great spots...

Nice power ride through many of the great spots in the PNW. Hopefully next time you have more time and daylight, you missed A LOT. Good job though given the time constraints, thanks for sharing.
Forum: Pacific Northwet - Where it's green. And wet. 09-03-2012, 12:50 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 2,808
Posted By slugsmasher
Labor Day weekend=stay off the freakin road. ...

Labor Day weekend=stay off the freakin road. This is why I usually avoid holiday weekend travel, camping, etc. Too many bone heads out there to make things dangerous.

Hopefully the moto victims...
Forum: Pacific Northwet - Where it's green. And wet. 08-19-2012, 12:33 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 603
Posted By slugsmasher
I checked out the SPS Suzuki demo on Friday. I...

I checked out the SPS Suzuki demo on Friday. I was the only guy there in the morning. The test rides where led by Puget Sound Safety MSF instructors and they did a great job of showing how to drive...
Forum: Pacific Northwet - Where it's green. And wet. 08-09-2012, 06:25 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 709
Posted By slugsmasher
I just rode most of those roads you mention on...

I just rode most of those roads you mention on the way to and from the Rally in the Gorge at Stevenson. Everything is good on your list. Along with the Windy Ridge viewpoint, you should also...
Forum: Ride reports 06-29-2012, 11:48 AM
Replies: 76
Views: 11,268
Posted By slugsmasher
Nice RR. That is a beautiful area of the...

Nice RR. That is a beautiful area of the country, I can almost smell the sugar pine from your photos. You have a lot of lower attachments riding solo on a big bike out there. Be safe.
Forum: The Garage 05-31-2012, 11:01 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,845
Posted By slugsmasher
some of the VW pulleys are dished asymmetrically...

some of the VW pulleys are dished asymmetrically so when flipped one way or the other will align the belt differently. I have an 88 GTi similar stuff and had to use some washers behind one of the...
Forum: Pacific Northwet - Where it's green. And wet. 05-10-2012, 08:32 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,753
Posted By slugsmasher
Unleash the tourists, yay. Winthrop is foaming...

Unleash the tourists, yay. Winthrop is foaming at the mouth for the Harley brigade, watch your six out there.
Forum: Pacific Northwet - Where it's green. And wet. 05-09-2012, 08:38 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 962
Posted By slugsmasher
I was just up at Taneum ridge off NF33 on my...

I was just up at Taneum ridge off NF33 on my mountain bike last weekend. All the trails have closure signage to moto use until June 15th. There were several snow patches at about the 4000 foot...
Forum: Beasts 04-30-2012, 09:38 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 2,959
Posted By slugsmasher
Congrats on the bike, looks like a great deal. ...

Congrats on the bike, looks like a great deal. You will be happy with it. V-Strom is still the best bike on the planet for non-poser frugal types. Lots of money left over for beer, food and 'tang.
Forum: Beasts 04-25-2012, 11:11 PM
Replies: 67
Views: 5,865
Posted By slugsmasher
Best bike on the planet, get one now.

Best bike on the planet, get one now.
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