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Forum: Equipment 12-27-2013, 06:15 PM
Replies: 201
Views: 19,644
Posted By rakad
Wicked Nice Gloves. Need XL - anyone have 'em and not want 'em?

My size Large gloves came in today. Wow, they are very nice. Unfortunately, they are too small for my L to XL hands.

Anyone have a pair of XLs they want to sell outright, or trade for my Large...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 07-28-2013, 09:20 PM
Replies: 89
Views: 13,870
Posted By rakad
Consider another used Honda

To the OP: Consider a Valkyrie to replace your Shadow. Honest 100 ft/lb of torque. Jewel of a motor. Awesome brakes. Crappy cornering clearance. Lots of torque for the money.
Forum: Beasts 07-01-2013, 06:54 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 455
Posted By rakad
Thanks for posting, Riteris.

The same happened to me. One of the two bolts fell down and jammed the steering. Fortunately it happened in the last 20' of a 200 mile ride in heavy traffic.

Yes, this issue has been posted...
Forum: Pacific Northwet - Where it's green. And wet. 04-05-2013, 08:40 AM
Replies: 9,955
Views: 2,076,892
Posted By rakad
2012 Suzuki DL650A V-strom Adventure - $7900 (Hood River)

If you're looking for a '12 Adventure model, this could be a good deal.
http://portland.craigslist.org/mlt/mcy/3719648053.html
Forum: Pacific Northwet - Where it's green. And wet. 03-21-2013, 07:44 PM
Replies: 9,955
Views: 2,076,892
Posted By rakad
I got that message about 5 years ago when I was selling a bike.

Almost word for word the same message I received many years ago on a bike I was selling. Scam.
Forum: Layin' down tracks 03-09-2013, 03:04 PM
Replies: 55
Views: 16,941
Posted By rakad
Forum: Beasts 01-21-2013, 06:58 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 9,528
Posted By rakad
"Is the review online?" Yes.

Looked it up for you: ...
Forum: Beasts 01-20-2013, 09:18 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 9,528
Posted By rakad
Thumb Use on my DL650 Strom

I have a Dunlop TR91 on the front of my 'Strom. I'll put one on the rear when the Shinko wears out.

I selected it on the strength of a comparison review in a German moto mag - it was good enough...
Forum: Pacific Northwet - Where it's green. And wet. 01-16-2013, 12:02 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,324
Posted By rakad
Will he be presenting in Portland?

Thanks for posting this, South Sound. Will he be presenting in Portland?
Forum: The Garage 01-04-2013, 11:28 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 2,848
Posted By rakad
Appliance Guru . Com

Mmmmm - hot H2O heat in the floor - my favorite!

I have had good luck finding water heater and other appliance repair ideas on

http://applianceguru.com/forum26/23724.html...
Forum: Pacific Northwet - Where it's green. And wet. 12-28-2012, 10:20 AM
Replies: 8,770
Sticky: PNW Flea Market
Views: 2,209,865
Posted By rakad
Question Wanted - Large Gas Tank for 98+ DR350SE

Wanted - Large Gas Tank for 98+ DR350SE

The bigger, the better.

Can pick up most anywhere along the I-5 Corridor in the PNW, plus a ways East or West. Out of that range, and I'll pay for...
Forum: Layin' down tracks 12-24-2012, 07:19 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 807
Posted By rakad
Question Best way to get Traffic on new-to-me Zumo 550?

What's the best way to get traffic information on my new-to-me Zumo 550 when used IN MY CAR with the speaker/cradle? It came with a GXM30 antenna, but no subscriptions.

I think I could get a...
Forum: Pacific Northwet - Where it's green. And wet. 12-18-2012, 04:44 PM
Replies: 8,770
Sticky: PNW Flea Market
Views: 2,209,865
Posted By rakad
Wanted DR350 Street Model

Lolking for a DR350 Street Model in the PNW. Please PM me with any leads.

Thanks.
Forum: Equipment 12-11-2012, 09:47 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 6,200
Posted By rakad
I'm in the same boat with a large long-oval head....

I'm in the same boat with a large long-oval head. I ended up getting a very slightly used Profile here on ADVRIDER. At the time, the Signet was no longer being produced. It's back now, and will fit...
Forum: Equipment 09-18-2012, 08:31 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 978
Posted By rakad
Question Sidi Boot issue - Velcro on strap pulled away. How to fix?

Having a minor problem on my much-loved Sidi On-road Sympatex boots.

On one of the straps, the strip of velcro material has come off. It looks like it was originally attached with glue. The...
Forum: Pacific Northwet - Where it's green. And wet. 08-02-2012, 01:16 PM
Replies: 8,770
Sticky: PNW Flea Market
Views: 2,209,865
Posted By rakad
Tool Tube Canister

I have an extra AgriTube you may have for free. Contact me via PM if interested. I will not be at the meet up.
Forum: Pacific Northwet - Where it's green. And wet. 07-14-2012, 11:10 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,221
Posted By rakad
Ferry Fees

Sounds like a great trip for you and your wife, sans kids.

Watch out for the cost of the ferries - they can be very high.
Forum: Pacific Northwet - Where it's green. And wet. 07-11-2012, 11:40 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,215
Posted By rakad
Did you take that bridge into Longmire?

Did you take that bridge into Longmire? Any issues?


Bridge into Longmire
http://gregarious.smugmug.com/MCrides/AshfordPackwoodScouting/i-S7cpxnL/0/M/IMG0238-M.jpg
Forum: Pacific Northwet - Where it's green. And wet. 06-30-2012, 11:05 AM
Replies: 9,955
Views: 2,076,892
Posted By rakad
Laugh WTB DR350 Engine in Tacoma - clever ad/request for help

This ad is from a buddy of mine who's also on ADVrider occasionally:

http://seattle.craigslist.org/skc/mcy/3110484966.html (http://seattle.craigslist.org/skc/mcy/3110484966.html)

Someone is...
Forum: Pacific Northwet - Where it's green. And wet. 05-16-2012, 11:25 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,486
Posted By rakad
Great tips on Frenchglen et al

Keep 'em coming.

For example, is there anything worth seeing or around down Denio way??
Forum: Pacific Northwet - Where it's green. And wet. 05-16-2012, 10:29 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,486
Posted By rakad
Laugh First Ride in Frenchglen area. What not to miss?

My riding buddy & I are heading for Frenchglen this Friday. :clap Never been out that way, and looking for advice.

We'll have Saturday & Sunday to play in the general area. Need to end Sunday in...
Forum: Equipment 05-03-2012, 04:00 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 7,402
Posted By rakad
TPG Rainier Jacket

I have one, and I like it very much. It is well made, and at that price, $232, an incredible value. I've driven in blinding pouring rain, and it did not leak. The zip-in soft-shell fleece liner is...
Forum: Equipment 04-24-2012, 08:34 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,852
Posted By rakad
Forum: The Garage 04-13-2012, 01:48 PM
Replies: 966
Views: 168,560
Posted By rakad
Question 135 db Air Horn

http://www.harborfreight.com/media/catalog/product/cache/1/small_image/160x/9df78eab33525d08d6e5fb8d27136e95/i/m/image_18077.jpg (http://www.harborfreight.com/12-volt-super-loud-air-horn-40134.html)...
Forum: The Garage 04-13-2012, 01:36 PM
Replies: 966
Views: 168,560
Posted By rakad
Thumb Really Really long needle nose pliers

Bought a set of these to help me reach distant fuel lines and vacuum tubes on a six-carbed wonder bike I had. The quality was fine, and they did the job. They haven't been used much, but the hinges...
Forum: The Garage 04-13-2012, 01:33 PM
Replies: 966
Views: 168,560
Posted By rakad
Thumbs down Reverse drill bits

Bought a set of reverse (left hand) bits for tapping into small broken bolts, etc. The bits were quite soft, and dulled quickly even on Yamaha pot metal screws.
...
Forum: The Garage 04-13-2012, 01:32 PM
Replies: 966
Views: 168,560
Posted By rakad
Thumbs down Small Torque Wrench

I bought a small torque wrench, about 12 inches long (they may have smaller ones). It was clearly not calibrated correctly.
Forum: Day Trippin' 03-12-2012, 09:11 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 3,846
Posted By rakad
Great RR - Someplace we don't see much!

Thanks, MadMax, for posting your RR and pics. How cool too see the snow in that hot dry land. I traveled around the Golan Heights and Genneserat area on a tour of Israel a couple summers ago (in a...
Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 01-16-2012, 04:29 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 867
Posted By rakad
Mesa, AZ: Need clean quiet Mom & Pop hotel for wife & kids over Spring Break

Hey southwestern friends,

I need to find a clean quiet and cheap Mom & Pop hotel for wife & kids over Spring Break in Mesa, Arizon. Going to see the snowbird inlaws, and could use a...
Forum: Day Trippin' 12-28-2011, 09:06 PM
Replies: 9,763
Views: 3,761,630
Posted By rakad
Thumb Thanks for adopting

Thanks for adopting the cats, TDP. Makes me happy to see these creatures find homes. You've rescued them, now you can enjoy them for years.

Oh, and if they're not fixed already, get 'em fixed.
Forum: Road warriors 11-03-2011, 09:45 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 4,124
Posted By rakad
toss up

Had a 97 Valk. My wife said it was the most comfortable passenger situation out the half dozen bikes we've enjoyed together.

That being said, the Valk was too non-functional for my riding style....
Forum: GPS 101 - Which GPS For Me 10-03-2011, 02:33 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 5,232
Posted By rakad
Thumb More Detail

Thanks DennyIndy. Here are answers to your questions.

Did you have your GPS connected to your computer via usb? Yes

Did the updated maps get installed to your GPS? No. I checked - it's not...
Forum: GPS 101 - Which GPS For Me 10-03-2011, 11:08 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 5,232
Posted By rakad
Question Downloaded Garmin Map Update - where is it?

:bowI downloaded my 2012.20 Garmin map update for my Zumo to my PC. Where does Garmin put this file on my PC?

What is the file extension?

Thanks y'all.
Forum: Pacific Northwet - Where it's green. And wet. 08-19-2011, 04:15 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 951
Posted By rakad
Dusk Friday to Dawn Saturday?

OP, I think you mean Dawn Friday to Dusk Saturday.
Forum: Pacific Northwet - Where it's green. And wet. 07-26-2011, 09:59 PM
Replies: 209
Views: 18,034
Posted By rakad
Thumbs up for Portland Motorcycle

I think things are changing at Portland Motorcycle. They really annoyed me with pricing and attitude a few years ago. In the past 18 months, however, I have had some very good experiences with the...
Forum: Pacific Northwet - Where it's green. And wet. 07-23-2011, 07:29 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 498
Posted By rakad
My experience at Superior Import in Portland

Took my Subie there twice, a couple years apart. Both times the repairs were done incorrectly.
Forum: Day Trippin' 07-21-2011, 09:00 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 3,433
Posted By rakad
Love your pictures, man.

Your pictures bring back memories and make me smile.

My buddy & I met you this AM in the parking lot where you work. We had a great day riding the winding roads on the N side of the Gorge,...
Forum: Americas 07-18-2011, 06:25 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 833
Posted By rakad
Lost Coast

Don't miss the Lost Coast in N. California - West of Hwy 1.
Forum: Pacific Northwet - Where it's green. And wet. 07-13-2011, 02:10 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,805
Posted By rakad
And from the south?

Thanks huzar.

Anyone know how far FS 25road is open from the South? (coming from Cougar)
Forum: Pacific Northwet - Where it's green. And wet. 07-13-2011, 10:42 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,805
Posted By rakad
Anyone tried FS 25, East of Mt St Helens, lately?

Forest Service Road 25, north toward Randle: Is it open? Passable?
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