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Forum: Beasts 12-15-2014, 06:37 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 2,416
Posted By Gootch
The first gen modern Thruxtons have clip-ons out...

The first gen modern Thruxtons have clip-ons out in front of and below the triple clamp (I think 2004-2007). Talk about effin' torture. After 3000 miles, I put on a superbike bar kit and ever since...
Forum: Pacific Northwet - Where it's green. And wet. 12-12-2014, 05:16 PM
Replies: 3,264
Views: 303,035
Posted By Gootch
If the roads let us, we will be passing near or...

If the roads let us, we will be passing near or through the State forest at Tahuya. You are welcome to ride with us before that and then split off to hit the dirt.

We are meeting at Urraco coffee...
Forum: Pacific Northwet - Where it's green. And wet. 12-11-2014, 03:26 PM
Replies: 88
Views: 3,191
Posted By Gootch
According to the Tax Foundation, in 2011, PA was...

According to the Tax Foundation, in 2011, PA was 10th in state and local taxes paid as a percentage of a resident's income and WA was 27th. So I guess that as of three years ago, Washington was 17...
Forum: Pacific Northwet - Where it's green. And wet. 12-11-2014, 01:27 PM
Replies: 3,264
Views: 303,035
Posted By Gootch
Street ride this Saturday

The little Oly street riding group will be on the pavement this Saturday (the weather is supposed to be good - if a bit brisk - by that time). In general, we are going to be running around the...
Forum: Pacific Northwet - Where it's green. And wet. 12-10-2014, 12:35 PM
Replies: 88
Views: 3,191
Posted By Gootch
This never gets talked about. My neighborhood...

This never gets talked about. My neighborhood has a guy who runs studded tires everyday from early December to late March -- and we get just one-two days of snow a year. How much damage is that guy...
Forum: Beasts 12-05-2014, 12:25 PM
Replies: 365
Views: 46,413
Posted By Gootch
:lol3 As for blue headers, it's all part of...

:lol3

As for blue headers, it's all part of the Triumph charm. My old Thruxton wouldn't look right without them.
Forum: Pacific Northwet - Where it's green. And wet. 11-19-2014, 02:56 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,328
Posted By Gootch
"It seems a few have gotten out of them by simply...

"It seems a few have gotten out of them by simply stating the traffic stop was in violation of there rights under the Constitution of the United States."

Don't do that -- judges hate that sort of...
Forum: Central From Da Nort Woods to the Plane States 11-14-2014, 02:06 PM
Replies: 98
Views: 5,021
Posted By Gootch
Yep. As above and I see you are doing it. Good...

Yep. As above and I see you are doing it. Good luck. It's advrider, not some HOG site. I've done these multi-state winter rides before. There's something about them that is (literally) cool. Be...
Forum: Beasts 11-11-2014, 01:16 PM
Replies: 4,172
Views: 795,433
Posted By Gootch
You and me both (along with about of Advrider). ...

You and me both (along with about of Advrider).

I'm trying to get to the point where I'll believe a bike model exists only when I see it on the dealer floor (in part because videos from Europe...
Forum: Pacific Northwet - Where it's green. And wet. 11-11-2014, 11:24 AM
Replies: 3,264
Views: 303,035
Posted By Gootch
We ride on the second Saturday of every month...

We ride on the second Saturday of every month year around (unless there is snow and ice).

However, the exception is December. We usually just ride in the Salvation Army Toy Run in Olympia. It's...
Forum: Pacific Northwet - Where it's green. And wet. 11-10-2014, 12:27 PM
Replies: 3,264
Views: 303,035
Posted By Gootch
Those beers show up on tap for growler fills now...

Those beers show up on tap for growler fills now and then at Gravity Beer Market in Olympia.

We had a great ride up to Windy Ridge on Saturday. After battling heavy fog early east of Centralia...
Forum: Beasts 11-07-2014, 07:18 PM
Replies: 365
Views: 46,413
Posted By Gootch
Bear notwithstanding, the updates should freshen...

Bear notwithstanding, the updates should freshen the bike - better mpg is always good and to my eyes the minor changes have improved the looks. At least in the US, the price doesn't seem to have...
Forum: Pacific Northwet - Where it's green. And wet. 11-07-2014, 12:36 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 494
Posted By Gootch
South Sound Honda and Yamaha Motorsports of...

South Sound Honda and Yamaha Motorsports of Olympia both have decent glove selections. (At Yamaha, check the cut-out box; I've gotten a good deal on gloves there.) I haven't been in Paulson's in a...
Forum: Pacific Northwet - Where it's green. And wet. 11-07-2014, 11:42 AM
Replies: 3,264
Views: 303,035
Posted By Gootch
Street / Pavement ride tomorrow (Saturday 11/8/14)

The Oly monthly street ride is tomorrow.

We are going to head to Windy Ridge via 508. The weather report looks good and as of yesterday NF roads 25 and 99 are open. If the conditions cause any...
Forum: Pacific Northwet - Where it's green. And wet. 11-04-2014, 04:27 PM
Replies: 3,264
Views: 303,035
Posted By Gootch
Dang it. Your post caused me last night to go...

Dang it. Your post caused me last night to go back and take a bunch of time to review the first 65 pages of this thread. We sure used to ride a lot in the South Sound. What happened? Brings a...
Forum: Pacific Northwet - Where it's green. And wet. 11-03-2014, 02:03 PM
Replies: 3,264
Views: 303,035
Posted By Gootch
Whoa Nelly! Way too long for any kind of South Sound. Bump for monthly street ride.

Yes. We are still going every month. This next Saturday is the second Saturday of the month and the old former Triumph riders group will be riding somewhere. (Triumph motorcycle not at all...
Forum: Beasts 10-31-2014, 05:20 PM
Replies: 66
Views: 10,097
Posted By Gootch
That would be the seemingly fantasized 700 DS...

That would be the seemingly fantasized 700 DS bike based on the FZ-07 (which has been in US showrooms for several months).

Given the low weight, the excellent handling, and the linear pull of...
Forum: Pacific Northwet - Where it's green. And wet. 10-29-2014, 02:06 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 634
Posted By Gootch
If you have the time, my monthly street group has...

If you have the time, my monthly street group has done the following:
Start in Longview and head north on 411-Westside Hwy.
Turn left on 506 in Vader, becomes Wildwood, go until you turn left on Pe...
Forum: Pacific Northwet - Where it's green. And wet. 10-23-2014, 04:24 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,318
Posted By Gootch
Well (to the ID question)? And bump to keep...

Well (to the ID question)?

And bump to keep in the public eye for a while. I hate how common property crime has become in Western Washington. Sometimes it feels like we're just renting items...
Forum: Road warriors 10-17-2014, 03:11 PM
Replies: 1,439
Views: 141,496
Posted By Gootch
Somehow it looks a lot better than the FZ09. ...

Somehow it looks a lot better than the FZ09. Handlebars look awfully high (for my taste).

With any luck they've gone after the throttle response and the suspension. (I hate the idea of having...
Forum: Pacific Northwet - Where it's green. And wet. 10-16-2014, 01:14 PM
Replies: 10,377
Views: 2,152,492
Posted By Gootch
You'll want to post this in the flea market.

You'll want to post this in the flea market.
Forum: Beasts 10-15-2014, 05:55 PM
Replies: 530
Views: 99,002
Posted By Gootch
I read about the Yamaha XT700 on Advrider; it...

I read about the Yamaha XT700 on Advrider; it must be coming.
Forum: Pacific Northwet - Where it's green. And wet. 10-14-2014, 12:30 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 1,656
Posted By Gootch
And most of the time in the casual northwest you...

And most of the time in the casual northwest you feel overdressed in a jacket no matter where you are. So it is nice once in a while. Enjoy the meals you have in "the big city."
Forum: Road warriors 10-13-2014, 02:04 PM
Replies: 64
Views: 5,252
Posted By Gootch
I have the 2004 Thruxton -- wheel size 18" and...

I have the 2004 Thruxton -- wheel size 18" and spoked. Somehow I've had only one flat away from my garage but a couple in the garage. The one I had on the road I was able to ride slowly a half...
Forum: Pacific Northwet - Where it's green. And wet. 10-10-2014, 12:48 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 1,656
Posted By Gootch
If you've the wallet for it, some study recently...

If you've the wallet for it, some study recently ranked The Canlis as number 8 on a top ten list of restaurants you have to try in the US.
Forum: Road warriors 10-08-2014, 01:07 AM
Replies: 105
Views: 6,210
Posted By Gootch
My 1980 CX500 and '92 Seca II were 10 times as...

My 1980 CX500 and '92 Seca II were 10 times as reliable as the three bikes I bought since 2000: 2000 CBR600F4, 2004 Thruxton, and 2007 KLR 650. They got better mileage to boot. I'm glad those old...
Forum: Road warriors 10-06-2014, 10:51 PM
Replies: 67
Views: 6,768
Posted By Gootch
One spec I like versus the FZ-09 is the .9 gallon...

One spec I like versus the FZ-09 is the .9 gallon bigger gas tank. Should make it less likely a rider will get hung out to dry somewhere (and as someone who sport-tours on a Thruxton I am damn tired...
Forum: Road warriors 10-01-2014, 01:06 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 708
Posted By Gootch
Interesting thread to me. My bike history...

Interesting thread to me. My bike history includes long runs on a CX500 (cheap version of GL500), Seca II, and 2000 CBR600 F4 - in that order. To me, those have been the three best bikes I've ever...
Forum: Beasts 10-01-2014, 12:47 PM
Replies: 120
Views: 26,731
Posted By Gootch
:ear I've always wondered.

:ear I've always wondered.
Forum: Road warriors 09-30-2014, 11:13 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 2,642
Posted By Gootch
Marketing to old guys who don't shave. Add 30...

Marketing to old guys who don't shave. Add 30 pounds and there's your typical Adv'er right there.

I missed out in the Spring on a 2013 Wee that was on a great sale at my local dealer. I've kind...
Forum: Road warriors 09-25-2014, 01:17 PM
Replies: 1,439
Views: 141,496
Posted By Gootch
I test rode a NT700V that was sitting on the...

I test rode a NT700V that was sitting on the floor for a couple years and had about 3K knocked off the price. I wanted it until I rode it. Felt sort of cheap; was under powered and really needed a...
Forum: Pacific Northwet - Where it's green. And wet. 09-23-2014, 07:06 PM
Replies: 10,377
Views: 2,152,492
Posted By Gootch
For a DR, that is not nearly ugly enough. Plus,...

For a DR, that is not nearly ugly enough. Plus, I'm always a little afraid of "duel" sporting -- seems like somebody could end up getting shot.
Forum: Pacific Northwet - Where it's green. And wet. 09-23-2014, 06:58 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 893
Posted By Gootch
I had one good year with Fog City inserts and a...

I had one good year with Fog City inserts and a couple of less than good ones. http://www.fogcitysolutions.com/

My pinlock failed fast. It was also pre-installed and when I rode my CBR the...
Forum: Road warriors 09-19-2014, 12:22 AM
Replies: 1,088
Views: 194,950
Posted By Gootch
If they add it, it'll probably be plastic and...

If they add it, it'll probably be plastic and we'll still have to buy an aftermarket one (but yes it does need it).
Forum: Road warriors 09-16-2014, 10:26 PM
Replies: 1,088
Views: 194,950
Posted By Gootch
I rode the white a couple weeks ago. Super light...

I rode the white a couple weeks ago. Super light and quick handling, lugs pretty well and power is really linear. And while riding it I thought what a platform for a dual sport this would make. ...
Forum: Beasts 09-16-2014, 10:17 PM
Replies: 81
Views: 14,169
Posted By Gootch
Four of my first five bikes were Hondas and I...

Four of my first five bikes were Hondas and I liked them. I'm overdue for swapping out a couple of worn down bikes for a newer one and Honda won't make something that's halfway affordable and...
Forum: Pacific Northwet - Where it's green. And wet. 09-16-2014, 06:41 PM
Replies: 10,377
Views: 2,152,492
Posted By Gootch
I really like CX500s. Mine was easily the...

I really like CX500s. Mine was easily the closest thing to a bulletproof bike I've ever seen. But leave 'em alone. Don't bob them; don't cafe racer or chop them. Leave them alone. (I'm starting...
Forum: Road warriors 09-15-2014, 12:44 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 3,782
Posted By Gootch
The old carbed Bonnies get a lot better mileage...

The old carbed Bonnies get a lot better mileage than that. On the other hand, the old carbed Thruxtons (of which I have the 2004) get that sort of lousy mileage except I'd never make it anywhere...
Forum: Pacific Northwet - Where it's green. And wet. 09-11-2014, 11:45 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,800
Posted By Gootch
Oh Man! :eek1

Oh Man! :eek1
Forum: Beasts 09-09-2014, 02:35 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 2,147
Posted By Gootch
Fixed.

Fixed.
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