Seattle, WA area SMT owners speak up

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Seattle, WA area SMT owners speak up

Post by KTM Island » Mon Apr 26, 2010 10:27 pm

I know there are a few SMTs in the Seattle area.

I live on Bainbridge Island, so maybe I could lead a half-day ride over in the Kitsap/Hood Canal area in May. Anyone interested in a ferry ride, and some pretty good country roads?

If you are interested, reply to this thread, and I will organize the ride.
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Re: Seattle, WA area SMT owners speak up

Post by modcit » Wed Apr 28, 2010 6:47 am

ok!

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Re: Seattle, WA area SMT owners speak up

Post by MARV » Thu Apr 29, 2010 5:40 pm

I am in Yakima, would love to ride over there , keep me posted on the date.
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Re: Seattle, WA area SMT owners speak up

Post by KTM Island » Sun May 09, 2010 7:17 am

Working on a route.

Throwing out this date: Saturday, May 29. Let me know if this works.
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Re: Seattle, WA area SMT owners speak up

Post by modcit » Sun May 09, 2010 4:38 pm

I will be in SOCal on May 29. Following weekend works.

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Re: Seattle, WA area SMT owners speak up

Post by KTM Island » Mon May 10, 2010 4:17 pm

I'm in DC the following weekend.

How about June 13, Sunday?
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Re: Seattle, WA area SMT owners speak up

Post by modcit » Mon May 10, 2010 4:53 pm

June 13 - good.

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Re: Seattle, WA area SMT owners speak up

Post by MARV » Mon May 10, 2010 5:14 pm

Sounds like everyone has too much goin' on.
Myself included.

I may be able to do a ride the second week of june.
I work Saturdays, so, Sunday is my best time.
I would be willing to get up at the crack of dawn to get over there early.

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Re: Seattle, WA area SMT owners speak up

Post by KTM Island » Wed May 12, 2010 7:10 am

Yeah, it's about a month away, but I though I would take a look at a route for the first North American, multi-SMT ride-out.

OK, It looks like a one way trip, but the loop will be a backtrack with some alternative offshoots. It's probably a 6-hour ride from Bainbridge-to-Bainbridge (A). But, that depends on the amout and length of coffee/lunch/photo stops.

It runs the gamut from lesser-known sweepers through remote clearcut areas (B), a highway burn on 101 (to practice passing the Prius drivers), to Hurricane Ridge twisties (C).
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Re: Seattle, WA area SMT owners speak up

Post by Triple J » Thu May 20, 2010 5:07 pm

That looks like a fun route...I rode to Neah Bay with friends last friday.

I'll be at Miller with my 748 for a trackday on June 13 though. I'll have to catch you guys on a later ride.

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Re: Seattle, WA area SMT owners speak up

Post by KTM Island » Mon Jun 07, 2010 7:33 am

Hey Modcit and Marv,
Are you still interested in my proposed ride on the 13th over in the Hood Canal / Olympic Peninsula area?

The weather reports predict sunny and 70 for next Sunday....which means the chance of rain is down to about 40%...given our current weather pattern in the west sound.
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Re: Seattle, WA area SMT owners speak up

Post by MARV » Mon Jun 07, 2010 9:59 pm

I AM STILL UP FOR A RIDE LIKE THAT.
I WOULD PROBABLY RIDE OVER THERE ON SATURDAY NITE, AND IF WE COULD CREAT A LOOP THAT WOULD GET ME NEAR SHELTON I WOULD RIDE BACK HOME TO YAKIMA VIA WHITE PASS.
THANKS. MARV

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Re: Seattle, WA area SMT owners speak up

Post by KTM Island » Thu Jun 10, 2010 10:39 pm

Here is the lowdown on the ride this Sunday, June 13, 2010. See previous post on this thread for a map of the approximate route.

Meet at McDonalds restaurant on Bainbridge Island, 8:30am. If coming from Seattle, take the 7:55 ferry from Coleman Dock (main terminal, pier 52). McD is on the right of hwy 305 north, about 1 mile after getting off the ferry, at High School road.

Leave McD at 9:00am. [Ride]. Stop at the town of Blyn on Sequim Bay for coffee. [Ride more.] Photo opportunity on top of Hurricane Ridge. [Ride.] Maybe lunch somewhere along 101.

Around 2:30, send Marv down the 101 to Shelton so he can ride back to Yakima. Ride through Port Gamble for an espresso shot, then back to Bainbridge ferry by about 3:30.

Any non-SMT riders seeing this, feel free to join. There may b a Triumph Street Triple guy joining in.

My mobile #: 206-334-0927
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Re: Seattle, WA area SMT owners speak up

Post by modcit » Tue Jun 15, 2010 3:52 am

Many thanks to Eric for organizing and great meeting Marv too. Here are a couple pics from the first SMT round-up and Hurricane Ridge ride.
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Re: Seattle, WA area SMT owners speak up

Post by gotgoat » Tue Jun 29, 2010 4:42 am

Hello gent's. My buddy and I are coming down your way at the end of Aug's.We are going threw the Castcade Mountains on Route 20 from west to east.Have any of you ridden this route ,If so where is a good place to camp,site see ,Eat,and get high octane Fuel. we were thinking of the Town ,Twisp for camping.I know the Dioblo dam is recomended.We plan to go as far as Kettle Falls Maybe alittle farther, then head back up into BC.Any info would be helpful Thank You. :|
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Re: Seattle, WA area SMT owners speak up

Post by zasean » Sat Sep 11, 2010 1:24 am

Hi fellow Seattle riders. I am seriously considering purchasing a SMT, but as I will be using this as my daily commuter I am concerned about reliability and service (I have been riding for 20+ years but have never owned a KTM). What has your experience been with the reliability of these machines and also with the quality of service and availability of parts etc. from local dealers?
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