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Forum: Pacific Northwet - Where it's green. And wet. Yesterday, 10:20 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 265
Posted By WetSideRider
Cost is no object, try these guys. ...

Cost is no object, try these guys.

http://new.twinlinemotorcycles.com/

There used to be a guy doing Honda restoration and repair in Lake City. I can't remember the name, but I can drive by...
Forum: Pacific Northwet - Where it's green. And wet. 02-13-2015, 12:02 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 386
Posted By WetSideRider
you guys are the best! You might have had to...

you guys are the best! You might have had to rescue me if any more obstacles were up there.

And gas caps are so retro, nobody wants to see those anymore.
Forum: Pacific Northwet - Where it's green. And wet. 02-12-2015, 04:11 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 386
Posted By WetSideRider
Freeride visits Split Rock

In February. Really?

http://wetsiderider.smugmug.com/Other/Freeride/i-z8DgG97/0/L/IMG_2712-L.jpg


After the worst of the heart attack shortcut.
...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 02-08-2015, 08:50 PM
Replies: 7,327
Views: 416,018
Posted By WetSideRider
Um. I totally agree. What do you do think my...

Um. I totally agree. What do you do think my conclusion is regarding your sanity? You really don't have to answer. :lol3
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 02-08-2015, 06:36 PM
Replies: 7,327
Views: 416,018
Posted By WetSideRider
According to CS logic a woman on a bicycle isn't...

According to CS logic a woman on a bicycle isn't a woman, she's a cyclist, therefore fair game for anything. Except rape, of course. If she gets her ass whipped, she must have done something to...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 02-08-2015, 05:24 PM
Replies: 7,327
Views: 416,018
Posted By WetSideRider
Your arguments have elements in common with the...

Your arguments have elements in common with the arguments of those who maintain that women who get raped deserve it.

Carried to extremes, every woman should wear a burqa and avoid all contact...
Forum: Road warriors 02-07-2015, 05:03 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,371
Posted By WetSideRider
Completely stock '89 with 5200 miles. Bought it...

Completely stock '89 with 5200 miles. Bought it last year with just over 3K and put new tires on it. It's as cute as a puppy.
...
Forum: Thumpers 01-31-2015, 12:15 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 423
Posted By WetSideRider
It is pretty early in the honeymoon to find folks...

It is pretty early in the honeymoon to find folks who regret buying any new model. I'm still happy with my FR after about two months in the riding doldrums up here.

I took a quick look at your...
Forum: Pics, pics, pics... 01-30-2015, 06:19 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 2,418
Posted By WetSideRider
http://wetsiderider.smugmug.com/Other/My-Smug-Mug/...

http://wetsiderider.smugmug.com/Other/My-Smug-Mug/i-j6QCKqw/0/L/bubbles-L.jpg

Kids know.
Forum: Thumpers 01-24-2015, 11:38 AM
Replies: 14,580
Views: 803,056
Posted By WetSideRider
Isn't even a crumb. 250 to 250 was the intended...

Isn't even a crumb. 250 to 250 was the intended comparison.
Forum: Thumpers 01-22-2015, 05:40 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 3,713
Posted By WetSideRider
The FR is an enduro bike with trials bike...

The FR is an enduro bike with trials bike characteristics.

You can stand on it all day, but you don't have to. It is sufficiently low geared to handle any gnarly trail riding where I live. It...
Forum: Pacific Northwet - Where it's green. And wet. 01-21-2015, 05:37 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 339
Posted By WetSideRider
:clap

:clap
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 01-13-2015, 10:03 PM
Replies: 259
Views: 57,095
Posted By WetSideRider
I broke my chain riding my mountain bike alone on...

I broke my chain riding my mountain bike alone on single track. I was faced with about a two mile push back to the car. I crest the first short climb on the way back out and find a chain tool in...
Forum: Thumpers 01-13-2015, 09:43 PM
Replies: 14,580
Views: 803,056
Posted By WetSideRider
I didn't say Don was wrong, just that the rider...

I didn't say Don was wrong, just that the rider makes the ride, not necessarily the bike. I am here to attest that you can get bad hurt riding over your head to keep a well ridden WR in sight. Of...
Forum: Thumpers 01-13-2015, 08:19 PM
Replies: 14,580
Views: 803,056
Posted By WetSideRider
Which was the best sand bike on that ride? Why, I...

Which was the best sand bike on that ride? Why, I believe it was whichever one Harry was riding :rofl. Including the Husky with the non-functional front fork.
Forum: Thumpers 12-27-2014, 08:15 PM
Replies: 80
Views: 25,448
Posted By WetSideRider
Got mine home, started it a couple of times and...

Got mine home, started it a couple of times and putted around the cul de sac. It was cold, 45 degrees or cooler.

First real ride, no start. The plug was fouled. New plug, no problems. I am...
Forum: Pacific Northwet - Where it's green. And wet. 12-24-2014, 11:12 AM
Replies: 10,827
Views: 2,229,117
Posted By WetSideRider
That bike deserves a picture on here. ...

That bike deserves a picture on here.

http://wetsiderider.smugmug.com/Other/My-Smug-Mug/i-c2Pmdf2/0/L/Vintage%20Husky-L.jpg

I would have a hard time taking that WR out for summa this
...
Forum: Pacific Northwet - Where it's green. And wet. 12-13-2014, 05:07 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 4,070
Posted By WetSideRider
On like Donkey Kong.

On like Donkey Kong.
Forum: Pacific Northwet - Where it's green. And wet. 12-13-2014, 12:24 AM
Replies: 155
Views: 8,113
Posted By WetSideRider
Interesting point. Social engineering must also...

Interesting point. Social engineering must also factor in, since car repair costs have a potential impact on a user's decision to use mass transit versue a POV. If you could manage to make roads less...
Forum: Pacific Northwet - Where it's green. And wet. 12-11-2014, 10:50 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 4,070
Posted By WetSideRider
Any of you (unemployed or retired or otherwise...

Any of you (unemployed or retired or otherwise available) guys want to ride Walker next Monday with me while I inaugurate the Freeride?

Weather looks "okay". I'd propose the weekend, but chores...
Forum: Pacific Northwet - Where it's green. And wet. 12-07-2014, 02:01 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 4,070
Posted By WetSideRider
I heard it got the TL seal of approval, too.

I heard it got the TL seal of approval, too.
Forum: Pacific Northwet - Where it's green. And wet. 12-07-2014, 11:40 AM
Replies: 50
Views: 4,070
Posted By WetSideRider
That video makes my hips hurt just watching. I...

That video makes my hips hurt just watching. I hate to think how much time I spend paddling around at Walker.

No firm ride plans yet. I can't get out tomorrow and the rest of the week looks...
Forum: Trials 12-06-2014, 10:52 PM
Replies: 156
Views: 20,403
Posted By WetSideRider
Here's one for fun. ...

Here's one for fun.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hbXewJTT_sQ

I've met all these guys, and some of you may know Gary, he has ridden the Scottish Six Days.

My conclusion, Marty needs a...
Forum: Trials 12-06-2014, 09:57 PM
Replies: 75
Views: 11,356
Posted By WetSideRider
No potential quad or bike collisions on dual and...

No potential quad or bike collisions on dual and singletrack where you live? It's probably a bit more rural than I'm used to. I get your point, though.

As for me, I'll take street tires and...
Forum: Trials 12-06-2014, 09:43 PM
Replies: 156
Views: 20,403
Posted By WetSideRider
In the great northwet, you will bend the frame...

In the great northwet, you will bend the frame rails without a real skid plate. I rode a WR125 Husky for nearly three seasons without an aluminum skid plate and only the frame rails were damaged. ...
Forum: Pacific Northwet - Where it's green. And wet. 12-06-2014, 09:30 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 4,070
Posted By WetSideRider
Pilgrim's Progress

Here's a couple. The 300 motor is way more snappy than the RT was, especially with the map switch on "hot" vs. "not hot". Surprisingly, it's easier to start than the RT, once the drill is down....
Forum: Trials 12-03-2014, 10:38 PM
Replies: 75
Views: 11,356
Posted By WetSideRider
Gnarly singletrack and a cross continental ride...

Gnarly singletrack and a cross continental ride don't really intersect in the single motorcycle spectrum, unless the rider makes massive allowances on either end.

We have become used to niche...
Forum: Pacific Northwet - Where it's green. And wet. 12-02-2014, 08:54 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 4,070
Posted By WetSideRider
Keith wised up and stayed home. Peter, Quenten,...

Keith wised up and stayed home. Peter, Quenten, his son Ben, and I tooled around a bit. The hardcore guys like Enduroguy went harder, if not further.

Top of Tooler after we exercised Peter's...
Forum: Pacific Northwet - Where it's green. And wet. 11-29-2014, 11:58 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 583
Posted By WetSideRider
Nice. Clearly worth the drive. Here's a...

Nice. Clearly worth the drive.

Here's a small bunch of us at Walker Valley yesterday. Snow is literally in the air :evil
...
Forum: Pacific Northwet - Where it's green. And wet. 11-27-2014, 10:09 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 583
Posted By WetSideRider
Post a picture or two if you go. I'll either kick...

Post a picture or two if you go. I'll either kick myself or congratulate myself.
Best wishes for a good post T-day ride.
Forum: Thumpers 11-26-2014, 10:06 AM
Replies: 43
Views: 3,535
Posted By WetSideRider
I went through this very cycle a few years back....

I went through this very cycle a few years back. I have two observations.

The 690 is a fine street bike within 100 miles a day. I first had an endure, and liked it as a street bike so much I...
Forum: Pacific Northwet - Where it's green. And wet. 11-26-2014, 09:41 AM
Replies: 50
Views: 4,070
Posted By WetSideRider
:clap

:clap
Forum: Thumpers 11-24-2014, 05:54 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,555
Posted By WetSideRider
Never hurts to ask for some compensation, the...

Never hurts to ask for some compensation, the worst they can say is no. This is true especially if you enjoy the stresses involved in negotiation. If you are, you probably got a good deal to begin...
Forum: Pacific Northwet - Where it's green. And wet. 11-20-2014, 02:55 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 4,070
Posted By WetSideRider
http://tomedison.smugmug.com/Other/Ride-15-18-11-1...

http://tomedison.smugmug.com/Other/Ride-15-18-11-19-14/i-RXNK38P/0/XL/38%20%2639%20blend_edited-1-XL.jpg

Beautiful. Thanks, Tom. Good luck next week. You make my eighth friend with a knee...
Forum: Pacific Northwet - Where it's green. And wet. 11-11-2014, 03:45 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 2,008
Posted By WetSideRider
I managed to pick up a cold from my 18 month old...

I managed to pick up a cold from my 18 month old grandson, so I recommend we postpone to next week to lessen the likelihood that either of you end up with it. It is not killer, but I'm not my usual...
Forum: Pacific Northwet - Where it's green. And wet. 11-10-2014, 12:51 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 2,008
Posted By WetSideRider
I think that would work for me, maybe the Captain...

I think that would work for me, maybe the Captain too, after his appointments (maybe 11 to 12 noon meet up there in Sedro?).

I will bring my trials bike for a little solo practice at Walker...
Forum: Pacific Northwet - Where it's green. And wet. 11-09-2014, 09:51 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 2,008
Posted By WetSideRider
OK. I'll stop the jokes and the whining. ...

OK. I'll stop the jokes and the whining.

I'm coming up to check on you two in person. I might sneak in a ride at Walker for an excuse. Stay tuned, maybe Wednesday, weather dependent. Late...
Forum: Pacific Northwet - Where it's green. And wet. 11-08-2014, 11:05 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 2,008
Posted By WetSideRider
No plans yet. We could do a Black Friday...

No plans yet.

We could do a Black Friday ride at Walker. Split into two groups, the walking wounded, and "other". Or be more politically correct and call it the "fast" and "slow" group.
Forum: Thumpers 11-05-2014, 05:57 PM
Replies: 132
Views: 12,366
Posted By WetSideRider
Too long, didn't read :evil The...

Too long, didn't read :evil

The observations in the Aussie article run counter to just about everything else I've read, though I still am curious about the shifter positioning more than anything...
Forum: Pacific Northwet - Where it's green. And wet. 11-03-2014, 11:14 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 2,254
Posted By WetSideRider
:rofl If you want quality personal service,...

:rofl

If you want quality personal service, it's Bill's in Salem. They know Husky inside and out, especially the Italian versions. The others mentioned are "big box" motorcycle dealers. You...
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