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07-19-2014 10:33 AM
gpd323 Had a great trip from WA to Idaho, Montana, Oregon and back into WA. Rode some really nice roads and 2100 miles total. Had a buddy on his new ZX14 along. Temps were a bit high and triple digits in Baker City, but overall very good no drama trip.
Sisters Oregon on McKenzie Pass

Sawtooth Mountains, Stanley Idaho

Rest Stop, Mitchell Oregon

Rest stop, not sure but I think in Idaho?

Every year I go to Post Falls Idaho and see my friend Bob, he drives his Z06 and we ride our bikes. Chase him up Lolo Pass and he spent 3 days with us this last trip.
06-08-2014 02:00 PM
gpd323 Well what do ya know, FedEx is open on Sundays. Got my new parts for the Connie and my new transponder key. She is all back together and looking sweet!

Things to do. Reprogram key, install new Pirelli Angel GT's and 3 weeks till Idaho 5 day trip!!!
06-06-2014 06:50 PM
gpd323 replacement parts arriving in the next few days. This time having them kept at the facility and will PU on my own. Reprogram of the key and new lower plastics install next week.

Next trip coming up in 3 weeks to ID on the Connie. This time will carry the spare RFID chipped key.

Today on Mt Rainier on the ZX14.
05-29-2014 06:34 PM
gpd323 God Damn it!!!

Assholes stole my FedEx delivery package off my front door minutes after it was dropped off.

Had my new side plastics and new Key FOB worth $300. I know they thought they hit the mother load as the box was big, but I know they will peer in and say WTF is this and toss it.

FFFFFFFFFFFFFFFF this month has been a killer on the wallet.
05-26-2014 10:50 AM
e1_ZX-9r I'm reading this one post at a time. Great story GPD! You're one tough crafty bastard.
05-24-2014 08:21 AM
gpd323
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Originally Posted by Kawasakirob View Post
That's a good way to look at it. "Hell Ride" 2014
That sums it up nicely, but I still had a blast on some cool roads.

Next trip to Idaho in July for 5 days. And I no Drama this time!!
05-24-2014 05:38 AM
Kawasakirob
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Originally Posted by Hammerhead View Post
One thing about it- that trip will make you appreciate every good trip you take from now on.
That's a good way to look at it. "Hell Ride" 2014
05-23-2014 04:56 PM
Hammerhead One thing about it- that trip will make you appreciate every good trip you take from now on.
05-23-2014 01:20 PM
gpd323 GTR lower fairing and crash bars off for the new lower plastic install.


New KIPASS key arriving and then to Kawasaki to have it programed.
Retail for the FOB is $280, I got mine for $198 and now $40 to program.
05-23-2014 12:44 PM
WillZX14
1st trip on the GTR

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Originally Posted by gpd323 View Post
Go to Google maps, find Redbluff California and just search west a mile or so and see hwy36. That sign does not lie. Its perfectly paved, twisty, narrows to a 1.5 wide road near the top and spits you onto the Coast near the Redwoods. I have ridden this hwy at least a dozen times in the past. A great destination.

You can use the Google Maps street view to see the hwy. Amazing hwy!

Absolutely meant to include that sign in the pic! The sign has moved a bit in the last few years.






I'm totally convinced. I love traveling and also renting bikes so plan to check this out. Just last year I flew into LAX rented a Connie and headed towards what they call the "the Snake" near/on Mullholland Drive because I saw the amazing roads/canyons in that part of CA on the google map. :-) Roads like that makes riding even more enjoyable.



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05-23-2014 11:06 AM
gpd323
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Originally Posted by WillZX14 View Post
Don't know if you intended to take this pic showing the mileage up ahead but that is one awesome pic. I like the sign above the bike showing the 140 miles ahead of twisties. Just hope the roads weren't mostly gravel ?
Go to Google maps, find Redbluff California and just search west a mile or so and see hwy36. That sign does not lie. Its perfectly paved, twisty, narrows to a 1.5 wide road near the top and spits you onto the Coast near the Redwoods. I have ridden this hwy at least a dozen times in the past. A great destination.
You can use the Google Maps street view to see the hwy. Amazing hwy!
Absolutely meant to include that sign in the pic! The sign has moved a bit in the last few years.


05-22-2014 07:32 PM
Kawasakirob Glad that crash bar was there to protect your leg. That would have not been good at all.
05-22-2014 07:02 PM
gpd323
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Originally Posted by Kawasakirob View Post
Time for the important question.....

Did you get hitting the deer on video?
No, I was not videoing. Came from the right, split second it hit me. I did not see it at all. Hit the lower plastics and the crash bar. Minimal damage.

Good picture of the right side crash bar. The deer hit me and then bounced off the front bar. If it had not been there the plastics, my leg and rear cases would have been exposed to impact.

05-22-2014 08:16 AM
Kawasakirob Time for the important question.....

Did you get hitting the deer on video?
05-21-2014 05:54 AM
WillZX14
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Originally Posted by gpd323 View Post
After 4 days finally reach hwy 36, should have been there 2 days ago but lost my IG key.
Don't know if you intended to take this pic showing the mileage up ahead but that is one awesome pic. I like the sign above the bike showing the 140 miles ahead of twisties. Just hope the roads weren't mostly gravel ?
05-21-2014 05:42 AM
WillZX14
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Originally Posted by gpd323 View Post

The GTR has the KIPASS system, no real "key" so if you loose the KIPASS key you are shit out of luck unless you carry the emergency CC key.

I am now not a fan of the KIPASS. A real key would have been in the IG, not going anywhere and I would never have lost it.
My brother has the same bike and he did explain that to me. I agree, I'm not a fan of that KIPASS system.
05-20-2014 09:18 PM
firehawk618 Damn Greg, that was one HELL of an adventure. Freezing cold pass, lost fob, hit deer. Glad you powered through it and kept going.
05-17-2014 04:06 PM
gpd323 White Pass WA, almost turned back due to the snow and ice on the road, 1st day and 2 hours from home. Went on w/o any issues. Just had to be careful

05-17-2014 04:04 PM
gpd323 After 4 days finally reach hwy 36, should have been there 2 days ago but lost my IG key.


2 days in Willow Creek CA was tough, but I had a friend that kept me company. Was at my door in the morning waiting for me.


3 riders roll in on 1975 Triumph Tridents. All from England, they do the Isle of Man every year and were in the States doing a 2400 mile trip. Very nice gentlemen and we had a good chat.



To pass the time I read the local ads magazine. No shoes because my sandals are in the side cases and my key to unlock is long gone. Clothes too, but I do buy some pants at Ace hardware.



As I said, after being stranded in Willow Creek I lost all enthusiasm to take pictures.

Went on to Redbluff, Ventura CA,Bend Oregon and back home yesterday.

Next ride in in July to Idaho. Need new tires on the GTR because the fronts are toast! New lower plastics coming and a new transponder. I don't recall this much drama in 105K miles of riding. Definitely one for the books.
05-16-2014 06:56 PM
185EZ
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