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Forum: Parallel Universe Yesterday, 02:19 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 313
Posted By wizze
My races looked like that at 25,000 miles. As...

My races looked like that at 25,000 miles. As far as adding grease fittings, that will had WAY too much grease weight to the front end causing wobbling and head shake at around 180 mph! JK :D A...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 12-23-2014, 02:09 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 2,895
Posted By wizze
Stock silencer on my 4t KTM is very quiet even...

Stock silencer on my 4t KTM is very quiet even while ripping around. I find 2 strokes to be more irritating. I've always been that way and I've owned quite a few. But I guess that's preference or...
Forum: Pacific Northwet - Where it's green. And wet. 12-23-2014, 12:23 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 495
Posted By wizze
Not arguing but just my experience of having...

Not arguing but just my experience of having blown properly maintained trailer tires. A friend also lost 4 out of 6 on his 3 axle toy hauler (so far) but he drives like the trailer isn't there so...
Forum: The Garage 12-23-2014, 11:44 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,239
Posted By wizze
Heat shrink Posi taps. Although I did solder...

Heat shrink Posi taps. Although I did solder Ivan's FCE since I had one his crimps come off. Almost sure that was operator error.

Thanks for reminding me I need to order more Posi Taps
Forum: Pacific Northwet - Where it's green. And wet. 12-23-2014, 11:23 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 495
Posted By wizze
trailer tires are junk. I've used pre-enjoyed...

trailer tires are junk. I've used pre-enjoyed car tires with no issues. VERY cheap. Assuming you have a car sized trailer tire.
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 12-23-2014, 10:34 AM
Replies: 44
Views: 2,895
Posted By wizze
How's that exactly?

How's that exactly?
Forum: Equipment 12-22-2014, 10:24 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,263
Posted By wizze
Got a Roadcrafter onesy for commuting and make...

Got a Roadcrafter onesy for commuting and make sure you get the riri zippers. I found out the hard way with a soaked crotch the YKK zipper is NOT waterproof. Otherwise I use Rev'it Sand 2 for...
Forum: Pacific Northwet - Where it's green. And wet. 12-15-2014, 02:11 PM
Replies: 127
Views: 4,913
Posted By wizze
Instead of a flat gas tax a "sales" tax on gas....

Instead of a flat gas tax a "sales" tax on gas. Instead not in addition to. As gas prices rise so does revenue. The down side is lower prices, lower revenue in theory. But lower prices lead to...
Forum: Equipment 12-14-2014, 04:08 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,121
Posted By wizze
So I picked this up today. Definately strong...

So I picked this up today. Definately strong enough, adjustable and should be tall enough. If not I can add a small handle
...
Forum: Pacific Northwet - Where it's green. And wet. 12-14-2014, 10:26 AM
Replies: 127
Views: 4,913
Posted By wizze
It would easier to stomach if other kinds of...

It would easier to stomach if other kinds of transportation (public) weren't constantly subsidized from other sources. Make rail and bus have a balanced budget. Life is expensive for EVERYONE so...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 12-12-2014, 01:24 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,484
Posted By wizze
Thanks for bringing this up. Being a new...

Thanks for bringing this up. Being a new transplant to the west coast I had wondered how it felt and what to do. Just hoping I don't become an expert.
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 12-12-2014, 01:18 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 3,869
Posted By wizze
All good stuff. Probably won't remember any of...

All good stuff. Probably won't remember any of it if/when I get stopped. Or maybe I will. I was riding down I-5 yesterday, pouring rain, HOV lane so I wasn't worried about cops (nobody gets pulled...
Forum: Equipment 12-12-2014, 09:43 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,121
Posted By wizze
Yes my suit will not fit in the locker either. ...

Yes my suit will not fit in the locker either. And gotcha on the helmet theft. I wasn't concerned really since I have left my helmet hanging on the bike for years without issues so "safely" inside...
Forum: Pacific Northwet - Where it's green. And wet. 12-11-2014, 03:20 PM
Replies: 127
Views: 4,913
Posted By wizze
More rational comparatively but you also have to...

More rational comparatively but you also have to remember PA is on the opposite end of the political spectrum. VERY conservative. Philly and Pittsburgh got far more taxes spent on them than they...
Forum: Pacific Northwet - Where it's green. And wet. 12-11-2014, 12:25 PM
Replies: 127
Views: 4,913
Posted By wizze
You can see the tandem ruts in a lot of roads...

You can see the tandem ruts in a lot of roads that shows truck damage. Everything moves by truck so now what?

So a gas tax AND a mileage tax? Doesn't the gas tax already do that? More...
Forum: Equipment 12-11-2014, 09:34 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,121
Posted By wizze
Thanks for ideas. I can't use the trunk on my...

Thanks for ideas. I can't use the trunk on my bike since that's where I need to store my riding suit. I hope theft isn't an issue but it is a common area. I will remove the magnet and keep it in...
Forum: Equipment 12-10-2014, 10:50 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,121
Posted By wizze
Helmet holder advice?

Have a new job. The lockers we have are slightly bigger than a shoebox so my helmet won't fit inside. The top of the lockers are slanted about 30 degrees. I was thinking I could use a magnetic...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 12-08-2014, 08:58 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 2,895
Posted By wizze
Former DRZ-S owner and now have 500 EXC. Friends...

Former DRZ-S owner and now have 500 EXC. Friends have both 300 smokers and 530 thumpers. When we were doing dual sport or trail rides they rode the 530's. I asked why they don't ride the 300's and...
Forum: Equipment 12-07-2014, 04:25 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,515
Posted By wizze
I had a friend, A racer, forget the booties at a...

I had a friend, A racer, forget the booties at a race. That soured me on Tech 8's since then. Other then that he loved them since he got them for free. :lol3
Forum: Pacific Northwet - Where it's green. And wet. 12-07-2014, 10:03 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 677
Posted By wizze
join the dual sport riding club on meetup.com. ...

join the dual sport riding club on meetup.com. Just posted a meetup to watch at Cheers Downtown Bar and Grill in Tacoma on Jan 9.
Forum: Pics, pics, pics... 12-07-2014, 09:41 AM
Replies: 75
Views: 7,910
Posted By wizze
http://i592.photobucket.com/albums/tt7/wizzegun/Me...

http://i592.photobucket.com/albums/tt7/wizzegun/MeandRanier_zps4dc12b8a.jpeg
Forum: Equipment 12-06-2014, 11:27 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,515
Posted By wizze
I will never buy A-stars again. I've had...

I will never buy A-stars again. I've had different Tech's and after trying Gaerne SG10's I am hooked. The A-stars were less flexible and after watching several pairs delaminate at the sole, a...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 12-03-2014, 07:13 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 2,803
Posted By wizze
Those signs are always a let down.

Those signs are always a let down.
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 12-03-2014, 07:05 PM
Replies: 253
Views: 12,020
Posted By wizze
1. Left lane squatters. Even after a freight...

1. Left lane squatters. Even after a freight train passes them on the right they still refuse to get over.

2. Driving 10 under in EVERY LANE (Welcome to Seattle)

3. Practically stopping to...
Forum: Pacific Northwet - Where it's green. And wet. 11-27-2014, 10:31 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 766
Posted By wizze
It's an invitation not an obligation. Keep these...

It's an invitation not an obligation. Keep these types of comments to yourself or save them for Jo Momma.
Forum: Pacific Northwet - Where it's green. And wet. 11-26-2014, 05:36 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 766
Posted By wizze
That's a great offer. My wife's family is coming...

That's a great offer. My wife's family is coming so I may take you up on it. :D But seriously, that's cool.
Forum: Parallel Universe 11-24-2014, 06:47 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 2,650
Posted By wizze
When my fuel pump controller was going bad it ran...

When my fuel pump controller was going bad it ran like crap. Starting cutting out and almost died when I would crack the throttle. GS911 pointed right to the problem. May be worth the investment...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 11-24-2014, 05:14 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 8,201
Posted By wizze
I saw this stuff at the Seattle IMS. They had 2...

I saw this stuff at the Seattle IMS. They had 2 booths, one in each hall. :huh It seemed very pricey and I'm cynical by nature so wasn't even tempted.
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 11-24-2014, 04:48 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 945
Posted By wizze
Might be easier since they can't see how far you...

Might be easier since they can't see how far you are leaning and try to lean the other way. In spite of that, I love taking newbies for their first ride. Good luck.
Forum: Pacific Northwet - Where it's green. And wet. 11-14-2014, 05:36 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,831
Posted By wizze
Went back to the theatre and the movie was...

Went back to the theatre and the movie was working. I thought it was very well done. Watching Doug Henry ride and jump was very cool.
Forum: Pacific Northwet - Where it's green. And wet. 11-14-2014, 01:01 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,218
Posted By wizze
I have a stock height GMC Sierra that I was going...

I have a stock height GMC Sierra that I was going to lift. I use a hitch carrier and I don't think I would want to go much higher. Simply for hanging onto the bike while loading. Another issue you...
Forum: Pacific Northwet - Where it's green. And wet. 11-14-2014, 12:54 PM
Replies: 63
Views: 3,380
Posted By wizze
I've been here 6 months. Sorta the same boat as...

I've been here 6 months. Sorta the same boat as you. Tired of where I was (PA) and needed a change. The diversity in terrain and weather within a few hours is amazing. You may just need to pick...
Forum: Pacific Northwet - Where it's green. And wet. 11-13-2014, 04:12 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,831
Posted By wizze
Went to Tukwila today. Previews started then...

Went to Tukwila today. Previews started then screen froze. After 15 mins they gave us free passes for another movie. Gee thanks. A family had driven down from BC. that sucks!
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 11-08-2014, 07:13 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 2,774
Posted By wizze
Looking at that video there was no other out. ...

Looking at that video there was no other out. You can't predict and be ready for everything and even if you could what else was there? Didn't see headlight on bike either which would have helped. ...
Forum: Pacific Northwet - Where it's green. And wet. 10-26-2014, 05:21 PM
Replies: 10,424
Views: 2,161,209
Posted By wizze
If they have a few more then you could them for...

If they have a few more then you could them for free.
Forum: Parallel Universe 10-24-2014, 02:43 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,090
Posted By wizze
Looks like touratech will be dropping a product...

Looks like touratech will be dropping a product from their catalog at that price
Forum: Parallel Universe 10-24-2014, 01:14 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,090
Posted By wizze
Pricing info?

Pricing info?
Forum: Equipment 10-20-2014, 07:56 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 560
Posted By wizze
actually think a throttle lock costs $130? Enjoy...

actually think a throttle lock costs $130? Enjoy your coffee table books/door stops.
Forum: Pacific Northwet - Where it's green. And wet. 10-19-2014, 07:09 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,170
Posted By wizze
Money well spent. Watching the pros struggle...

Money well spent. Watching the pros struggle with the boulder field really puts it into perspective. Wife and I agreed it was more fun and exciting than most supercross races.
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 10-16-2014, 08:16 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,369
Posted By wizze
...and it's getting harder with all the good...

...and it's getting harder with all the good names taken.
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