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Forum: Pacific Northwet - Where it's green. And wet. 08-22-2012, 10:28 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 2,361
Posted By SomethingClever
Well, we drove around the area when we were up...

Well, we drove around the area when we were up there for the interview; if anything it seemed further along the "up-and-coming" neighborhood scale than our current hood.

Yeah, there are a lot of...
Forum: Pacific Northwet - Where it's green. And wet. 08-20-2012, 04:19 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 2,361
Posted By SomethingClever
Thanks guys, lots of really helpful info! :clap

Thanks guys, lots of really helpful info! :clap
Forum: Pacific Northwet - Where it's green. And wet. 08-20-2012, 03:23 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 2,361
Posted By SomethingClever
The grocery thing can be negotiable, especially...

The grocery thing can be negotiable, especially considering we can't walk to a "good" store in our current neighborhood. However there should be a good one within 10 minutes drive.

How about that...
Forum: Pacific Northwet - Where it's green. And wet. 08-20-2012, 12:16 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 2,361
Posted By SomethingClever
It's partly this but also partly this: ...

It's partly this but also partly this:



We are just not into the style of homes built during that era. Our first home in Portland was built in 1894. Our current home was built in 1910. It looks...
Forum: Pacific Northwet - Where it's green. And wet. 08-16-2012, 10:07 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 2,361
Posted By SomethingClever
It's neighborhood and home character that we're...

It's neighborhood and home character that we're after. Again, I'm not super familiar with the East side, but the brief time I've spent there coupled with what I've heard about the area lead me to...
Forum: Pacific Northwet - Where it's green. And wet. 08-15-2012, 04:43 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 2,361
Posted By SomethingClever
fml So what is going to happen with all the...

fml

So what is going to happen with all the 520 construction? What's the plan? I heard something about another bridge being built. Is the situation likely to improve within a few years?
Forum: Pacific Northwet - Where it's green. And wet. 08-15-2012, 03:57 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 2,361
Posted By SomethingClever
How much is it? I'd probably pay $150/month...

How much is it? I'd probably pay $150/month (maybe even more) if I could get my commute under 30 minutes each way.

Edit: Googled and answered my own question. Looks like the toll rates vary but it...
Forum: Pacific Northwet - Where it's green. And wet. 08-15-2012, 02:34 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 2,361
Posted By SomethingClever
Dude if I could afford to buy a home on Mercer...

Dude if I could afford to buy a home on Mercer Island we wouldn't be having this thread.



I agree that it's definitely worth checking out these areas. It just sounds like there are lots of...
Forum: Pacific Northwet - Where it's green. And wet. 08-15-2012, 01:50 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 2,361
Posted By SomethingClever
Seattle proper would be preferred. The issue is...

Seattle proper would be preferred. The issue is finding a house as nice as the one I own in Portland that I would be able to afford. I've heard that Columbia City and Beacon Hill are two...
Forum: Pacific Northwet - Where it's green. And wet. 08-15-2012, 01:46 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 2,361
Posted By SomethingClever
Well I may be fucked. I will have a hard enough...

Well I may be fucked. I will have a hard enough time convincing my wife to move to Seattle, let alone living on the East side. She doesn't want to live in the burbs.

So the 520 isn't really a...
Forum: Pacific Northwet - Where it's green. And wet. 08-15-2012, 09:59 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 2,361
Posted By SomethingClever
Commuting to the East Side in Seattle on bike - please advise

Yo PNW forum. I'm pretty much a lurker these days but I need some advice. I currently live in PDX and moto-commute about 15 minutes each way. I'm considering a move to Seattle but I want to see what...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 05-14-2012, 10:07 AM
Replies: 3,404
Views: 475,590
Posted By SomethingClever
:huh Edit: In case that wasn't clear...

:huh

Edit: In case that wasn't clear enough... glad to hear it, get back to us when you have been riding for a bit longer.
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 05-10-2012, 12:06 PM
Replies: 150
Views: 8,904
Posted By SomethingClever
I commute on the bike, every day in the spring,...

I commute on the bike, every day in the spring, summer and fall and probably 50-60% of the time in the winter.

Sadly, I don't often have time to take it out for a spin on the weekends :cry

I...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 05-08-2012, 12:00 PM
Replies: 3,404
Views: 475,590
Posted By SomethingClever
The whole "getting into the turn lane early"...

The whole "getting into the turn lane early" thing takes a little finesse and judgment. There are often times when the official "opening" is ridiculously far forward, which practically necessitates...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 05-04-2012, 11:52 PM
Replies: 3,404
Views: 475,590
Posted By SomethingClever
Musta been on Powell near the Ross Island Bridge....

Musta been on Powell near the Ross Island Bridge. :lol3
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 05-04-2012, 03:47 PM
Replies: 3,404
Views: 475,590
Posted By SomethingClever
I am not a big speeder but I would say that I...

I am not a big speeder but I would say that I ride reasonably "assertively" as well -- so someone on my tail is definitely unusual. I'm also extremely observant and I frequently anticipate routine...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 05-04-2012, 12:56 PM
Replies: 3,404
Views: 475,590
Posted By SomethingClever
Honestly I don't have the same zen level of...

Honestly I don't have the same zen level of acceptance as you when I'm riding. I just don't. I do make an effort to let most things roll off my back when I'm on the bike (not so when I'm in a cage),...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 05-04-2012, 12:49 PM
Replies: 3,404
Views: 475,590
Posted By SomethingClever
Perhaps I wasn't clear. I wasn't on the freeway,...

Perhaps I wasn't clear. I wasn't on the freeway, or a rural highway. I was in the fuckin' city. People don't pass people in the city here. I called it a two-lane road so maybe you pictured two lanes...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 05-04-2012, 11:23 AM
Replies: 3,404
Views: 475,590
Posted By SomethingClever
Had a very weird experience this morning heading...

Had a very weird experience this morning heading into work.

I was heading west on Woodstock just east of 52nd. The speed limit is 35 and I was going around 40. I started to slow down a bit in...
Forum: Road warriors 04-20-2012, 08:47 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 4,912
Posted By SomethingClever
I was just gonna say, "why'd you debadge? It...

I was just gonna say, "why'd you debadge? It would look great with some garden gates on there." But ICWUDT

Looks great, I really dig that decal. How did you paint your tank? Professional job? If...
Forum: Pacific Northwet - Where it's green. And wet. 04-16-2012, 05:55 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 653
Posted By SomethingClever
Ah yes. I did that route once last summer and...

Ah yes. I did that route once last summer and enjoyed it a lot. Had completely forgotten about it :clap

Of course I hope to sneak in at least a few longer rides away from the city this summer, if...
Forum: Pacific Northwet - Where it's green. And wet. 04-16-2012, 05:01 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 653
Posted By SomethingClever
Dang. Any recommendations for decent roads that...

Dang. Any recommendations for decent roads that are equally close to the heart of PDX? With an 18 month old it's hard to get very far away from the city on a ride.
Forum: Pacific Northwet - Where it's green. And wet. 04-16-2012, 04:16 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 653
Posted By SomethingClever
Tons of gravel on OR 30?

Yo, PNW forum. I had the rare opportunity to go for a recreational ride this weekend, and I had the misfortune of selecting the historic Columbia River highway. Once I passed Crown Point it seemed...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 04-13-2012, 11:30 AM
Replies: 105
Views: 10,942
Posted By SomethingClever
Waving is great in the fall, winter and spring....

Waving is great in the fall, winter and spring. In the summer there are just too many riders to wave at all of them.
Forum: Road warriors 04-13-2012, 11:14 AM
Replies: 122
Views: 15,202
Posted By SomethingClever
What kind of return does that mod deliver in...

What kind of return does that mod deliver in terms of performance? Also, do you send in your stock igniter and they mod it, or do they just send you a whole new unit?

Would be pretty tempting if...
Forum: Road warriors 04-13-2012, 10:04 AM
Replies: 122
Views: 15,202
Posted By SomethingClever
If I have the money I may have the shop swap in a...

If I have the money I may have the shop swap in a set of those at 24,000 miles when they are checking the valves. That kind of job is way beyond what I'll ever be able to perform myself.

However,...
Forum: Road warriors 04-11-2012, 11:22 AM
Replies: 122
Views: 15,202
Posted By SomethingClever
I have almost the exact same mods. Norman Hyde...

I have almost the exact same mods. Norman Hyde Togas, airbox gone (K&N style pods fitted), emissions gone and I'm running 150 mains, 42 pilots and a little over 2 turns out on the D screw.



I...
Forum: Road warriors 04-10-2012, 12:11 PM
Replies: 122
Views: 15,202
Posted By SomethingClever
Some people are talking hp and some people are...

Some people are talking hp and some people are talking rwhp which is making this discussion confusing. Let me see if I can clarify.

The stock Bonnies claim 67hp, but that is measured at the...
Forum: Road warriors 04-05-2012, 08:59 PM
Replies: 122
Views: 15,202
Posted By SomethingClever
Norman Hyde Togas (what I have, pictured above)...

Norman Hyde Togas (what I have, pictured above) look closest to the 60s pipes and sound great. They're not as loud as some other options, but they are nice and robust sounding. And they deliver...
Forum: Road warriors 04-05-2012, 09:45 AM
Replies: 122
Views: 15,202
Posted By SomethingClever
Serious question: Have you ridden one that has...

Serious question: Have you ridden one that has been de-restricted and fitted with a set of decent pipes? I fully admit that the modern Bonnies sound neutered out of the box, but it doesn't take much...
Forum: Road warriors 04-04-2012, 12:59 PM
Replies: 122
Views: 15,202
Posted By SomethingClever
Though I have to admit, I came back to the thread...

Though I have to admit, I came back to the thread to post another reply to this comment:



http://i.imgur.com/OgT4d.jpg

Yup. Just look at that no-character POS. Makes me want to puke!
Forum: Road warriors 04-04-2012, 12:57 PM
Replies: 122
Views: 15,202
Posted By SomethingClever
Good on ya. The R1200R is hot. :clap

Good on ya. The R1200R is hot. :clap
Forum: Road warriors 04-04-2012, 09:51 AM
Replies: 122
Views: 15,202
Posted By SomethingClever
Yeah well that's just like, your opinion, man....

Yeah well that's just like, your opinion, man. :lol3
Forum: Road warriors 04-03-2012, 12:35 PM
Replies: 122
Views: 15,202
Posted By SomethingClever
This is absolutely true, but if the stock sound...

This is absolutely true, but if the stock sound doesn't do it for you, it can easily be improved (and you'll see other benefits as well). See if the dealer has a bike with Predators, Arrow, Norman...
Forum: Road warriors 04-02-2012, 02:33 PM
Replies: 122
Views: 15,202
Posted By SomethingClever
There are plenty of folks who cover great...

There are plenty of folks who cover great distances on the modern Bonnies. The two biggest concerns that most people have with touring are the stock seat and the lack of a windscreen.

You can...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 03-29-2012, 03:31 PM
Replies: 74
Views: 6,844
Posted By SomethingClever
Many parts of your long post are ludicrous. The...

Many parts of your long post are ludicrous. The problem is that speed limits are fixed and absolute, and yet true safety is highly situational.

Example: Of course it is dangerous and stupid to...
Forum: Ride reports 03-29-2012, 10:03 AM
Replies: 116
Views: 18,584
Posted By SomethingClever
Nice RR and pics. I've done some touring in...

Nice RR and pics. I've done some touring in Mexico; unfortunately it was by bus :cry

I hope to get down there on a bike someday.
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 03-26-2012, 02:49 PM
Replies: 72
Views: 8,831
Posted By SomethingClever
God damn. The coldest I've ever been wasn't...

God damn.

The coldest I've ever been wasn't on a bike... it was when I decided to go night snowboarding in a t-shirt and jacket shell. :rofl

IDK what the hell I was thinking, but I remember...
Forum: Road warriors 03-20-2012, 05:14 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 3,630
Posted By SomethingClever
Much larger guys have ridden much smaller bikes....

Much larger guys have ridden much smaller bikes. This guy is 6'5" 295 pounds. Rides a cafe racer.

http://i973.photobucket.com/albums/ae216/CHRIS211083/NEW%20THRUXTON/WeddingCake011.jpg

I can...
Forum: Road warriors 03-20-2012, 09:56 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 9,658
Posted By SomethingClever
Mine's an 08, got it used with 25 miles on it. ...

Mine's an 08, got it used with 25 miles on it.

The cam cover started weeping a bit at around 3000 miles; I had it replaced under warranty.

It leaked again at around 9000 miles... the bike was...
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