SPOKANE Area Riders

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

  1. Kootenai Rider

    Kootenai Rider Displaced Adventurer

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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!
  2. MotoNerd

    MotoNerd Adventurer

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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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  3. Ladybug0048

    Ladybug0048 Bug Sister

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

    KlodHopper Banned

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    Talk about a bluebird sky! Spring is here. :1drink
  5. 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!
  6. Live2Ride

    Live2Ride Not Famous

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  7. 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!
  8. Ladybug0048

    Ladybug0048 Bug Sister

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    Welcome to ADV be sure to come out and meet everyone when you get a chance.


    I hate to burst your bubble but good luck on finding that killer deal this time of year. If you can't pay the price someone else is right around the corner that can and will. Get the money together and keep looking you never know that ship might just come in. :D
  9. EmptiMind

    EmptiMind Stoopid Youngin'

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    It's no so much I can't pay the price, it's that I'm not willing. I guess. For the same price as that 1996 guy is asking, I can find 2000+ bikes. Like that one in Arizona. Problem is, it's in Arizona. They're all over the country for decent prices, but I can't seem to find anyone who doesn't have their heads stuck in the clouds in the PNW. KBB on the '96 is $1300. Nada is like $600... I realize these values aren't representative of the local market, but it's hard to pay over 3 times the value a bank would finance for.

    Heck, those '87s were basically rusted husks that once were motorcycles. And those people still expected 1000-1500 for them. Am I the one in the wrong here? Do I just need to swallow it and overpay?
  10. XR4EVER

    XR4EVER 919 excuses to ride!

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    I look at bikes (and other things I am into....) like fine art and antiques: I only pay what they are worth to ME; wether it is way under or way over market value is irrelevant, unless I plan to resell it. :deal

    I have "overpaid" for tools and such at auctions and have heard the laughs in the background after "sold" was yelled. That doesn't bother me because for what they were worth to me, I underpaid. Those tools went to a good home and are restored and still in service today.

    I agree the people around here are totally on crack when it comes to prices of motorsports. I have almost totally given up on my jeeping hobby because I simply can't afford it. People can sit on their junk and watch it rot before I pay good money for some of it!
  11. EmptiMind

    EmptiMind Stoopid Youngin'

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    You and I have very similar thought patterns. I'm fine with throwing money at something I believe to be worth it. Heck, I'd be fine with throwing a wad of money at an older bike, as long as it has maintenance records, and isn't a rusted pile of poop. But just because these things are labeled timeless classics, and bulletproof, doesn't mean you can charge what you paid for the machines 12 years ago.
  12. Live2Ride

    Live2Ride Not Famous

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    Wow, me to a tee.
  13. XR4EVER

    XR4EVER 919 excuses to ride!

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    This isn't bike related, but about 20 years ago, my dad and I were at an estate auction in PA to check out an old jeep. It was listed as simply "old farm jeep". In reality, it was a mint condition '46 CJ2A with 32k miles, complete with farm implements and a rear PTO, and a rare factory aluminum hard top. A true "barn find". The other guys that were there to check it out were crawling under it and shaking their heads. After outbidding them and winning the auction at around $2000(!!!), I heard one of them say, "Wait till they crawl under it and see it needs a new exhaust." :photog
  14. Jettn Jim

    Jettn Jim This is Liv'n!!!

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    hahahahah exactly. :lol3
  15. walla walla Bob

    walla walla Bob Been here awhile

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    Not sure if you want to drive this far. But this one looks pretty clean and almost down to your price. http://wyoming.craigslist.org/mcy/4373518282.html
  16. EmptiMind

    EmptiMind Stoopid Youngin'

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    That's a good find! Think I've got a line on a Super Sherpa in Vegas. We'll see what tomorrow holds.
  17. smithe

    smithe Been here awhile

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    I have to ask, if you are willing to travel wherever and get it back, wouldn't it be cheaper, and easier, to just spend a few more bucks locally?

    Oh yeah, old school but that price! http://kpr.craigslist.org/mcy/4378316623.html
  18. EmptiMind

    EmptiMind Stoopid Youngin'

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    May be easier, but not cheaper. I've got help in Vegas, not only checking out the bike but helping with shipping. Plus, I'm not sure if you've seen prices down there, but they're waaay cheaper than up here. I see small dual sports for literally half the price that people are asking up here.
  19. smithe

    smithe Been here awhile

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    Good enough! It was a curiosity thing for me, glad you have the support to make it worth your while!
  20. Live2Ride

    Live2Ride Not Famous

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    Took a ride over to my son's place in Alberton Mt over the weekend. I met up with him and his wife, Claire, at the Pizza Factory in Wallace. Jake has a FZ1 Yamaha, and Claire has a 250 Ninja.
    Temp in Wallace was 38 degrees

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    After lunch, we rode to the top of Lookout and stopped to take a picture. Right after I Took this, the sky opened up and started snowing. Snowed hard for a couple minutes, then slowed down a little bit.

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    Jakes GoPro video when we took off.

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    Spent the night with them, then rode back home on Sunday. Weather was a little nicer at Lookout pass.

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    About 350 miles total. Wasn't my first ride of the year, but was definitely my coldest