SPOKANE Area Riders

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

  1. BronsonRock

    BronsonRock Banned

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    No real debate friend. Just friendly discussion and sharing of ideas. I will echo what someone else already said though... For a youngin you seem to have a healthy, well balanced view on life. :D Cheers!
  2. Ladybug0048

    Ladybug0048 Bug Sister

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    If I don't show up at the show I'll probably show up to have pizza with you and Wendy. I'll probably show up at the show too and again Sat. never too much of a good thing. :evil


    Now about that silly Dual Sport vs Adventure Bike thing. :rolleyes I don't know why there's a question. A Dual Sport is a bike that is both dirt and pavement capable and and Adventure bike is ANY bike YOU have an adventure on. It's your adventure and no one else's you, define it for yourself and not for anyone else. :deal

    My dual sport bike is my F650GS it's dirt and pavement capable.
    My Adventure bike is my DR200SE it provides an ADVENTURE when ever I take it out.

    Now boys, let me put it in a way you can understand - - - - It's not the size of the tool that matters it's how you use it. :D :ricky


    Bronson Rock, let us know how those F800 rims hold up for you out on rough terrain - from what I understand they have provided many F800 riders with an adventure. :lol3
  3. moto-treks

    moto-treks Back Home

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    I'll ping you when I'm leaving the house - should be around 3. If the weather holds like today maybe I'll dust of the GS1150 - I think that's a Dual Sport - no wait, Wendy would say it doesn't work in the dirt or maybe it was something about not knowing how to use my tool :dunno I still think it was the earthquake :nod
  4. Dr. Hemlock

    Dr. Hemlock Honky Mofo

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    That's exactly what has stopped me going some places I'd like to. Have done some dumb stuff on my F800GS. Later checked out costs for replacement plastics and other parts. That settled me down pretty damn quick. Wife says I can buy a dirt bike "someday"...which really means "never."
  5. BronsonRock

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    Seem to be holding up just fine, Bug. :D

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    And anyone knows the only people that say "size doesn't matter, it's how you use it" have little ones themselves. :1drink
  6. moto-treks

    moto-treks Back Home

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    Until they don't - then call Woody's :D
  7. EmptiMind

    EmptiMind Stoopid Youngin'

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    That's what I'm hoping to get some TW's for! They'll be "adventure"bikes by LB's definition, but they'll be 30/70 instead of 70/30 like my wee. If only I could find a way to pack it on the wee...

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  8. Ladybug0048

    Ladybug0048 Bug Sister

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    Wasn't that the bike you were riding down South when Wendy kissed the pavement when you got off the dirt? :lol3


    I'll see you Fri. I'll head to the Fairgrounds after you ping me.


    I like that picture where was it taken?
  9. BronsonRock

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  10. moto-treks

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    that's the one - It had nothing to do with an overloaded 1150 hitting deep sand at 60mph :ricky it was the earthquake :nod Talk about needing a steering damper :poser to this day she still thinks it was angles that stopped to pick us up off the ground.
  11. wonderspoon

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    Might have been. Coulda swore it was a beemer but my eyes aren't great and the new KLR in black and white looks a lot more like it than the old(er) school ones.

    Also, any chance any of you guys are my neighbors? Up on 30th on the South hill. Guy (or gal, I suppose)a few houses down has a KLR 650 (noticed when the garage was open), but I've never seen him leave the house. Alsonoticed a DRZ 400 parked off of 29th.
  12. smithe

    smithe Been here awhile

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    I still think it was us, odds of a black older style KLR and a black and white beemer looking bike in the same area at the same time? I live on the lower north side so I know it's not me.
  13. EmptiMind

    EmptiMind Stoopid Youngin'

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    I've been meaning to ask. Anyone here live on Wilbur Rd? Pretty sure I saw a larger BMW GS with some Jesse bags in a garage near me. Can't remember which garage though, else I'd go introduce myself.
  14. Kootenai Rider

    Kootenai Rider Gentleman of Liesure

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    I"ve flown the DJI and its pretty sweet. I've been flying a lot of quads lately....

    You guys might check out www.reelcameras.com they have a GoPro competitive camera and are based in CdA, ID.

    I just got a couple of them for flying in quads and for my mtn. Biking. I've taken some footage of some of my touristy journey's here in HK.. though will probably give them a try on the mountain bike trails this weekend. Yay!
  15. MotoNerd

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    Hey all!! Took my first Day Trip of 2014.. nothing too crazy, because I slept in way too late!! Ahhh, lucky me, I know! March 12, 2014, headed down south to Steptoe Butte State Park.. What a great place! Was telling myself the whole way up the butte, I bet I'm the the only one here.. get to the top, and there was a GS Adventure sitting there.. love us ADV folks! Then a car came up after he left..

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  16. Ladybug0048

    Ladybug0048 Bug Sister

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    Nice photos and now I know the road to Steptoe is clear :clap
  17. KlodHopper

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    Talk about a bluebird sky! Spring is here. :1drink
  18. EmptiMind

    EmptiMind Stoopid Youngin'

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    Nice looking Strom there! Color me jealous.

    So, bike show tomorrow!!! In case anyone forgot, Skyway Cafe 9 am sharp! Or there abouts... I'll probably be late. Info: http://www.advrider.com/forums/showthread.php?t=960064

    Also, if anyone has spotted a TW200 lately, I'm freaking desperate.

    I've literally climbed through three barns to look at peoples "great running" "Mid-90s" TW200s. They've all been '87s. None of them have had their oil changed in over 10 years. One has carb issues, one has CDI issues, one is rusted to oblivion. All needed tires. None of them would take a dime under $1000 for their 27 year old, rusted hunks of junk.

    Oh, and welcome to the forum KlodHopper. Join us tomorrow at the pre-show breakfast!
  19. Live2Ride

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  20. EmptiMind

    EmptiMind Stoopid Youngin'

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    I've already talked to the guy, lowest he'll go is $1800. Highest I can go is about $1600, else I'd have already jumped at that one. Looks like it's in great shape. Maybe a couple more plasma donation trips and I can get it. But it'll take me 2 weeks to gain the money or just wait for payday... and knowing my luck it'll be gone.

    Another question, we know anyone in/around Phoenix? http://phoenix.craigslist.org/evl/mcy/4314807928.html Spotted that, and I'd much rather pay close to $2000 for a 2005 than a 1996. The problem is, a fly and ride on a TW is not an easy ordeal. It'll take me a month!