SPOKANE Area Riders

Discussion in 'Pacific Northwet - Where it's green. And wet.' started by PNW Buttercup, Aug 13, 2010.

  1. drewbuddy

    drewbuddy Been here awhile

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    sounds like good stuff!

    it's not that bad over here, once you get to it...
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  2. DiamondLie

    DiamondLie Banned

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    Yep...plenty of awesome riding over on the wet-side. The big difference, I believe, is we have better proximity to the good stuff here in the Inland NW.
  3. drewbuddy

    drewbuddy Been here awhile

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    yes that is what it appears. I am hankerin' for a TE610 as a new all rounder for over there, with the potential to get a littler bike if needed later on.
  4. Randi

    Randi Adventurer

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    Hey, thanks! I won't be keeping up with y'all any time soon on my little scooter but I finally have an opportunity to chase Dillon around town on two wheels. Probably a good thing too - I was a bit of a hooligan myself back in the day on my trail bike and Dillon is having a hard enough time worrying about me on just the scooter for now. :D
  5. DiamondLie

    DiamondLie Banned

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    What happened to Dillon getting that old CB running for ya? :ear
  6. dillon

    dillon Low Speed, High Drag

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    The 350 is still here, I just havent had tons of time during the week to be in the shop, and have been spending the weekend with Randi. That and we had a few things happen that made money tight over the past few months. We will get it built though.
  7. WU7X

    WU7X The Old Fart

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    Dillon and Randi,

    Nanc and I have some Summer Shandy in the cooler. Stop by if you're ever up on the north side. You'll probably find us in the garden picking beans or something.
  8. IdahoRenegade

    IdahoRenegade Long timer

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    The ATV club has become a huge time sink! We've been putting more time on the geezerquad (RZR) than anything else. My wife is much more comfortable on that than she was with the KLR. Unfortunately, I've only had my bike out 3-4 times all year, gotta fix that.
  9. smithe

    smithe Been here awhile

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    Thanks, I will keep an eye out.


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  10. Randi

    Randi Adventurer

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    We'll have to take you up on that. Now that I officially have over 100 miles on it I think Dillon trusts me to ride up that far. Fair warning though- Nanc might dig the scooter so much you'll have to buy her one. :rofl
  11. WU7X

    WU7X The Old Fart

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    Randi,

    sorry we had to be at a wedding this afternoon. Hopefully, we can get together ASAP. Oh, the wedding was fun, but I'm not a fan of light beer. :lol3

  12. smithe

    smithe Been here awhile

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    Question(s) for the locals. I am in the market for a dual sport, not sure what though, and on a limited budget. I recently was considering a Yamaha S10 but, it's not feasible due to some extenuating circumstances, and even if I could have made that work, I would have had to give up my FJR, which I am not willing to do.

    So, if a guy was looking for something that could handle basic offroad duty, do some multiple day trips, maybe even an Alaska type journey, including random offroad excursions, and was say, in the $2k range, what would you recommend? Does it even exist? For what it's worth, or if it even matters, I am 6'3" and range from 180-195 depending on the time of year (triathlon season has me at the low end).

    Years ago I had an '84 XT600 that I should have never parted with and miss the camping trips and and other things I did on that bike.

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  13. Motomedic

    Motomedic Over-caffeinated Raconteur

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    A few bucks more than your budget, but Kootenai Rider's selling off a KLR...

    linky
  14. Ladybug0048

    Ladybug0048 Bug Sister

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  15. dillon

    dillon Low Speed, High Drag

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    Theres an XT600 on a car lot a bit west of Freya on Sprague...
  16. WU7X

    WU7X The Old Fart

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    I just read on the internet that Yamaha is coming back with the XT500/600.
  17. Loud Al

    Loud Al .

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    Then it must be true :D
  18. smithe

    smithe Been here awhile

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    Thanks for the different leads, I will keep looking. I have to stick to my budget or my other option, wait until next spring.

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  19. Live2Ride

    Live2Ride Not Famous

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    SShhh, not so loud. :lol3 Hey Al.

  20. smithe

    smithe Been here awhile

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    Was out in that area so stopped by to look at it. Under 6k miles, very clean looking, $2995 and if I had the $3k to spend, it wouldn't be on a 26 year old bike. I can be patient and wait until this stupid furlough is over or, may just wait until I find a good winter/spring deal.