SPOKANE Area Riders

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

  1. Smellyhound

    Smellyhound Happy Wanderer

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    Just got back from there today. Whirlwind tour in the cage with the wife. One full day is NOT enough time to take in GNP. Wow:eek1 ... I was exhausted just from taking it all in. Going back again and taking several days... now if I could just get the wife on some sort of 2 or 3 wheeled form of transportation.
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  2. Valleyrider

    Valleyrider I Survived The '60s

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    Got up this morning with all kinds of positive energy... Going to fill the tank with a fresh mix of race gas and Blendzall. Gas cap comes off slick as a whistle and I see this. Clean as much off as I could (inside and out) and I have a real good fuel filter, so.... We'll see what happens

    [​IMG]
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  3. PNW Buttercup

    PNW Buttercup Dancing with dirt roads..

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    You all have fun out there! Watch out for the crazed cagers... I'm headed to Big Sky remote places with minimal traffic... dirt road anybody?

    :wings RIDE! RIDE! RIDE!


    before the snow FLIES!!! FLIES!!! FLIES!!!

    Vintage Trials in Fairfield WA the 11th and 12th (?)
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  4. Kootenai Rider

    Kootenai Rider Displaced Adventurer

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    I'm going to try to make it down for the vintage trials if I can convince someone to come pick me up in Hayden......**ahem**:D
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  5. Blackout

    Blackout ....doin' the math

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    Dude, I would sooooo pick you up......if you weren't so ugly.....just sayin' :dunno

    :fyyff
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  6. Ladybug0048

    Ladybug0048 Bug Sister

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    Kootenai Rider I already said I'd take you down to the vintage trials. You must be on some good drugs for your back. :lol3
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  7. Live2Ride

    Live2Ride Not Famous

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    We won't be able to make it. Robin and I are headed over to to the west side to do some Island hopping. I think we are going to stop in at Wet Fest for a day to.
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  8. Valleyrider

    Valleyrider I Survived The '60s

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    I would, but we are just fininshing up our move.
    Wish I could go and drag you along.
    We are much closer in to Hayden now.
    Got the internut going finally....
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  9. Ladybug0048

    Ladybug0048 Bug Sister

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    Have fun playing on the Islands and at WetFest.

    It's too bad you won't be around since Barry (Oldtimer) is packing right now to head up here from TX, due to arrive in Spokane Fri. Last minute plans and it looks like he and I will be doing a week long dirt ride.

    We won't leave to for the ride until Sunday so we can go to the Trials on Saturday and make sure Kootenai Rider gets there.

    Heck you still have another week.....Just how long does it take you to move anyway? It hasn't been that long since the last time you moved - if it were me I'd still have half the stuff packed from the last move. :lol3
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  10. Kootenai Rider

    Kootenai Rider Displaced Adventurer

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    I know, I just had to had to be a jack ass...
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  11. Tork

    Tork Pinsetter

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    What causes this? Plastic tank and ethanol ?
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  12. Valleyrider

    Valleyrider I Survived The '60s

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    The problem is "I'm a collector"....
    I can't throw anything away. Well some times there is a momentary weakness and I toss an old inner tube:lol3
    Seriously, I still have a storage unit across from the Twin Lakes house with unopened boxes from McCall ( 2 years ago) and a half complete Yamaha SR500 restoration....

    I may get to it before the snow flies....
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  13. Valleyrider

    Valleyrider I Survived The '60s

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    Not quite sure. It's back at the painters now and he couldn't explain what happened. First gas in was ethanol laced. I discovered this before I mixed the race gas the day of the Spokane shorttrack. It ran OK, but in the main, the fuel filter became almost completely plugged. The motor wanted to die, but made it to the end.
    The next morning I attempted to drain the tank and found there was a stack of crap in the filter and minimal fuel flow.
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  14. thetourist

    thetourist Just passing thru

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    I just saw this on the DR thread. New stuff to me. Gas tank sealer cleaner outter.

    http://www.tankcareproducts.co.uk/
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  15. WU7X

    WU7X The Old Fart

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    Really had the "gots-to-haves" for one of those back around '77-78. Finally got my first bike last October. At least it is a thumper!

    If you wait until next summer, I'd like to watch/help you rebuild that SR500.
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  16. PNW Buttercup

    PNW Buttercup Dancing with dirt roads..

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    Dale -- are you headed down to the vintage trials in Fairfield? I'm still debating riding/driving/camping/ wimping out....

    Big Sky has some brutal yet gentle trails .. had a good time -- made it to South Meadow Lake (8400 ft) -- thought my brother was trying to kill me. Told him I was riding a motorcycle not a mountain goat... :bluduh

    Who else is showing up? Besides LB and KR?
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  17. Ladybug0048

    Ladybug0048 Bug Sister

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  18. lamotovita

    lamotovita Ageing Adventurer

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  19. WU7X

    WU7X The Old Fart

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    I'm flying down to Boise Sat. a.m. to pick up my new (to me) bike. Got Nanc suited up last week. She'll be taking the MSF course in the spring with a ladyfriend. So we needed something for two-up.

    So, sorry, wish I could go, but something more important came up! :D

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  20. PNW Buttercup

    PNW Buttercup Dancing with dirt roads..

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    AND YEAH NANC!!!! Another Ladyrider!!! :wings
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