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Jun 8th 2017, 06:25 PM   #16
  Jan 2016

Also cole hills almost every weekend, used to love to camp at bullfrog flats and hit the hill climb a few times never made the top on that one but I have flew off the top of old number 9, made for a frightening ride down the backside. Ride into Roslyn and get a few beers in a frosty mug and a great hamburger at I think it was the brick tavern, just lean your bikes up against the tavern never worried about things getting stolen back then

Edited by Jkester92 on Jun 8th 2017 at 06:28 PM
Jun 10th 2017, 11:12 AM   #17
  Jan 2016
  Newcastle, WA

  1995 Suzuki Katana
Originally Posted by sunofnun
Thats rad. I want to go check it out!

where is it? I'm up in fairwood.
Head up Cemetery Hill (3rd, tuns into 4th) towards Renton Highlands. When you get to the top of the hill look to the right....see all those houses down in that hole and up on the hills surrounding it....that WAS the place.
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Jun 12th 2017, 09:13 AM   #18
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  Jan 2016
  renton aka the dirty south

  KTM SD 1290 / KTM SD 990 / TE300 / 150xcw / wr250 / CB350 / GROM / TTR50 / CRF 50 / XR100
Grassyass. I'll take a spin up there and see what I can find.
Jun 12th 2017, 09:41 AM   #19
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  Jan 2016

  07 XB12 Buell Lightning
Used to ride 80 acres, Associated Sand and gravel up by Boeing in Everett.
Rode a lot down south of Spanaway too. Lots of weekends at Thurston Co ORV too.
Reiter Road, Out in Maltby...There were a couple places out by Snohomish too
Used to be a lot of riding around, but alas...
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Mar 27th 2020, 11:06 PM   #20
  Mar 2020

tank track

I conquered "The Slab" many times on my new 1967 Suzuki X6 hustler. Had to keep my nose as close to the front fender as I could. Remember not making it once-ugly! I rode the asphalt track (had sand on parts) with my Triumph Bonneville T120R. Did wheelie nearly all around track. Then did feet on pegs broadslide at 50-60 mph when I would hit the sand.Triumph's were the best handling bikes I ever rode!

Edited by hardchew on Apr 4th 2020 at 10:11 PM
Mar 28th 2020, 07:01 AM   #21
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  Jan 2016

Hustler was 1965-1968 for those that don’t know. Pretty sure hardchew meant 1966.
I had a Yamaha 305 Big Bear Scrambler among others back then. We rode pretty much whatever we had (could afford) off road back then.
I did get torn up some by a Suzuki TS400 in the early 70’s and spent some good off road times on a Honda 160 Scrambler during the same time. Also a bunch of the little Honda’s, 55 and 90 of the Trail series and a Yamaha DT250. Whatever used up piece of crap I could pick up and get into running order. Then sell it and pick up another. All fun!
Mar 28th 2020, 09:18 PM   #22
  Mar 2020

tank track Suzuki

yep-senior moment---1967 Suzuki!
Apr 1st 2020, 08:40 AM   #23
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  Jan 2016

Originally Posted by Zoomie
Puyallup Raceway?
I knew the owner, George Babcock.
He was a good inboard hydroplane driver too.

Survived breaking one in half at 160+ mph on Lake Sammamish.
Survived crashing his airplane.
Died changing a light bulb at the track.
Go figure.
Apr 13th 2020, 06:23 PM   #24
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  Apr 2020
  Spokane, Washington, USA

  2017 FJR and 2017 DR650
I used to ride the tank track on a Honda Trail 90, a TS-185 Suzuki and a RM250. I road the Honda and the TS-185 up the slab over and over. I don't recall if the RM250 had enough torque make it.

Now guys that were really good would turn around on the slab and head back down. That wasn't me.

One time we watched a tank go up the slab. Very cool.

The tank tracks also featured a mile long oval of pavement and the interior was a bunch of gravel whoop de doos filled with water 8 months of the year.

The RM250 didn't handle worth a damn and I endo'd at 40mph. Ouch. I sold the RM250 after that.
Apr 13th 2020, 07:24 PM   #25
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  Jan 2016

  2006 FZ1, 1999 R1
I had a 125 RM and you did have to keep it “on the pipe.” But I also had a Maico 250 and it was just a four speed but had scads of torque. It would pull the front end up in top gear under full throttle just by hitting a bump.

Awesome machine for its day.

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