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General Motorcycle Discussion / Re: Bumblebee?
« on: October 07, 2017, 06:21:46 PM »
Great to hear from you again, Bee.

Ever since moving on to a V-Strom, I've been listening to the Adventure Rider Radio podcast, and your attitude is reflected in a lot of the long-term 'travelers' out there...and who knew there were so many?

How do you intend to go -- 4 wheels, 2 wheels or by foot?

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General Motorcycle Discussion / Re: Father's Day Rides?
« on: October 07, 2017, 07:53:44 AM »
I came back from a business trip this week to find something in the mail for me from our state Department of Transportation.


Inside:





Even though it's promoted as a 'patch' program, they actually sent me 2 stickers. Which, for me, is fine -- I don't have anything to attach patches to anyway. But I could see some people being upset if they actually wanted true patches.


This will be the first sticker to go on the V-Strom. Hopefully there'll be more to come.

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Your Ride Reports / Sliimey Crud Run - Fall 2017
« on: October 03, 2017, 06:00:52 PM »
It was a beautiful day for the fall rendition of the twice-a-year Slimey Crud Run, and aycaramba and Poligrafovich joined me for the day.


Here are a few shots from our outing.



aycaramba came in the day before and stowed the NH before the beers started flowing.



Poligrafovich (left) and aycaramba (right).



The crowd at the start of things in Pine Bluff.



Poligrafovich gassing up the VFR.



Taking a break and a stroll in Leland.



The Wee chillin' for a bit.



A final shot before we all went our separate ways.

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General Motorcycle Discussion / Re: New Bike Hauler
« on: September 23, 2017, 09:09:10 PM »
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It tows 3,500 lbs and has enough room for me to sleep in the back.  That s all I really need.  I'm used to trailering, so I chose the ability to sleep in the back over having a truck bed.


You know, that's a valid point. Over my many years of SUV ownership, I often did that as a more convenient option than pitching a tent.




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General Motorcycle Discussion / Tryin' to help a bruthuh out
« on: September 17, 2017, 09:59:29 AM »
Driving into work today, I came across a motorcyclist stranded on the roadside. I've had people help me when I've been the stranded one so, with some available time before I had to be at work, I decided to pay it forward and extend a helping hand.


The rider explained his front tire went flat and he was looking for a ride to a nearby gas station, where he'd already confirmed they had some Fix-A-Flat in stock.


I gave him a lift, waited for him to buy the FAF, and then drove him back to the bike. Unfortunately, after emptying the contents of the can into the tire, it was still quite flat.


I offered to give him a lift somewhere else so he could arrange to get the bike picked up, or help him move it to a nearby parking lot if he wanted to stay with it (though I didn't think he had to be too worried about someone stealing his '83 Yamaha LTD).


But he told me he decided that he could "baby it" and ride it back to the gas station, where he would try airing it up enough to get home.


Ummm...okaaaay...  whaaaat3


I advised him that I wouldn't recommend trying to ride the bike with a flat front tire, even on the shoulder at slow speed. At best, he was likely to destroy the tire. But he was resolute and, with a shrug of my shoulders, I left him to fend for himself.


Some people I just don't get.


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Your Honda Nighthawk / Re: tool storage box?
« on: September 06, 2017, 10:43:16 PM »
My '83 550 was missing the cover when I got it. Once I learned it was supposed to have one, I went to ebay and found one for, I think, $30.

It was only after I received and replaced it that I learned the things were considered darn near unobtainable. Guess I just got lucky.

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General Motorcycle Discussion / Re: New Bike Hauler
« on: September 06, 2017, 10:32:32 PM »
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Which reminds me...I have some brush that I need to dispose of


Not until I get the spray on liner pants recommended. Running boards are also on the hot list...thought it's fun watching 5'2" SOQS crawl up into the cab.

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General Motorcycle Discussion / Re: New Bike Hauler
« on: September 05, 2017, 07:40:29 PM »
I'll always have a truck because it doesn't make sense to have two vehicles with the same purpose.  Especially with a crew cab truck.  For the most part, I've loved my Sierra.  No vehicle is without its flaws, but mine has done pretty well.

This was always one of my arguments for having an SUV -- our other vehicle was usually a little econo-box...not the sort of car that was nice for a dress-up night on the town or longish drives. But now that my wife has her Buick, we have a vehicle with creature comforts, a bit of style and decent mileage (her Verano averages around 34 mpg). With that in the stable, there wasn't as much of a need to have an SUV too. And, like you said, getting a 4-door model -- mine is the 'double cab', rather than the slightly roomier 'crew cab') means I can transport 4 people in relative comfort; 6, if we're really good friends.

Here's a question I have related to truck ownership:  Another reason I used to convince myself I didn't need a truck was that I own a 4x8 trailer. If I need to haul anything, I have the means. With my Silverado's full-size bed, I believe I can fit my V-Strom in with room to spare. While I've always been one to ride to my MC destinations, NOT having to tow a trailer, and simply stowing the bike in the truck bed is a distinct possibility. Though I know there  can be issues with loading/unload a bike from a truck bed.

Complicating matters is the fact that one can rent a dedicated MC trailer from U-Haul for $15/day. I did that when I drove down to pick up my Strom and I have to say it worked like a dream, and I would always choose that option over using my own trailer (which is old, doesn't have a ramp on the back nor a front wheel chock).

So, for transporting the bike:  Truck or Trailer?

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General Motorcycle Discussion / New Bike Hauler
« on: September 04, 2017, 08:48:45 PM »
My cage for the last 4 years has been a 2007 Nissan Xterra, an SUV I chose because it had enough towing capacity (5000 lbs) for our boat.


I bought the Nissan used and, right from the get-go, it started to have fairly significant mechanical issues. After replacing the clutch twice, brake issues, valve issues and more, I was about done with it. Then the 'Service Engine Soon' light came on and my mechanic advised that it needed a new catalytic converter. At about $1000, that was the straw that broke the camel's back. I started looking for a replacement for the Xterrible.


Long story short, my wife found a sweet deal on a 2017 Chevrolet Silverado LT at the dealer where we bought her Buick. I reached out and, within a few days, we came to a deal:






I've talked for years about getting a truck, but the practical side of my brain always took over and I ended up with SUVs. But now I'm officially a truck-boy, so we'll see how it goes. I'm digging it so far.

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Your Ride Reports / Re: Mississippi River Run
« on: August 21, 2017, 09:05:52 PM »
That's a great road Baja.  Have you been to Wildcat Mountain State Park?  If not, next time you are out in that area take a detour to the area, it's unique albeit short ride.

Sure have, even camped there once. Lots of nice roads in that area too.

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Your Ride Reports / Mississippi River Run
« on: August 13, 2017, 10:55:16 PM »
A friend and I planned to take a weekend trip over to the Mississippi River and ride the Great River Road as far north as we could get in a day, then come back down the other side on Day 2.


The best laid plans of mice and men...


The day before departure, my friend let me know that he wasn't going to be able to do the overnighter and had to stay within about an hour of home (he just listed his house on the market and had to be able to head home if an offer came in). So we modified our plan:  We met for breakfast, road a bunch of the Alphabet Roads in southwest WI for the rest of the morning, then had some lunch before he split for home and I headed over to the River.


Unfortunately, I don't have time to write up a full ride report. So here are a few photos I took on my outing.



Lunch stop at the Red Rooster Cafe in Mineral Point, WI



Lunch was a 'pasty' - basically a Cornish pot pie.



One of numerous river towns.



Shoreline, scenery, curvy road, blue skies -- not much more to ask for on a ride.



Lots landslide evidence from recent heavy rains.



About the last hotel in La Crosse, WI, with an available room.



La Crosse's Oktoberfest grounds taken over for the weekend by Irishfest.



When in Rome...



Enjoying a great performance by Skerryvore; I guess I'd call them Celtic country-rock.



Finished up Saturday in a classic Wisconsin tavern watching the Brewers win a good one.



A foggy, misty start on Sunday.




The road to and from the Cut is the closest we have to switchbacks in these parts.



Used the 'curvy' route option on my Scenic nav app for the way home and came across this ski jump in the middle of nowhere.

I made it back home by 12:00; enough time to get some projects done around the house.


One thing of note about this ride -- the incredible number of bikes out on the roads. I don't know if it was the weather, the area, or what, but I literally got tired of doing 'the wave'. I don't think I'd be exaggerating to say I probably came across around 500 other riders.



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Stablemates / Re: After 11 years, I got a new bike.
« on: August 13, 2017, 10:07:34 PM »
My new ride (as of March) and I applaud your choice:





Over 5,000 miles in already, and no issues at all.


The hardest thing I've had to get used to is the snatchier throttle response at low RPMs (below 3k). But once I got a little better at feathering the clutch, that became less of an issue.

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One of the motorcycle-themed podcasts I listen to is the Cafe Racer Podcast. The latest episode features an interview with a custom builder that used a '91 NH as the base. Beware, purists, as not much of the original bike remains. But it's not a bad looking result, in my opinion.




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General Motorcycle Discussion / Re: Scariest ride ever
« on: August 03, 2017, 05:32:38 PM »
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And my alpinestars Apex drystar gloves are also pretty close.  However, once you take them off when it's wet, it's very hard to put them back on as the insulation grabs your dampened fingers.


I had a pair of the Drystar gloves that a fellow forum member sold me on the cheap many years ago. I agree -- good rain protection. Sadly, my pair was a casualty when I crashed the Concours a few years back.

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Thanks!


If you end up doing the route up the Ol' Man River next year, reach out and maybe we can meet up. I'm only 90 minutes away from the river. In fact, in a couple of weeks a riding buddy and I are doing a 2-day ride up and down a portion of the Wisconsin River Road.

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DAY 3 | 7/22/17 | 177 Miles





Just across the road from the campground was a Lutheran church. Something told me I was overdue for a visit...



One shouldn't ignore a sign from above.


Full of pancakes and eggs, I was ready for another day of adventure. I packed the bike and was off while most of my fellow campers were still stoking their breakfast fires.


One reason for my early departure was that I'd been stuck behind some slow vehicle traffic on the ride into Grand Marais. Since I was heading back out on the same road, I was hoping to find it a bit more clear. For the most part it was, though I did pull over at one point to build a bit of a gap between some RVs and me.



H58:  40 miles of this.


My Day 3 destination was Florence, WI. My wife's family is from the area and we own 20 acres of woodland property in the area. We don't visit it often, and it's been 2 years since we checked it out. It also offered me the opportunity to camp for free.


Remember when I said I was glad I didn't have any close encounters with the local wildlife? Here's a reason why:



Entering the Bullwinkle Zone.


With my early start and shorter mileage, I rolled in not long after lunch. When our family visits Florence, we always make it a habit to stop at a local ice cream shop for a treat. No sense in breaking with tradition.



Vacation Lunch!


I slurped down a waffle cone with 'Cowpucino' ice cream and rode the 3 miles out to the family land. Our property is up a hill at the end of a forest road. To access it, I had to go through a piece of property owned by several of my wife's family members. It contains an old mobile home. I didn't plant to access it, but I arrived to find a couple of my wife's cousins visiting for the weekend. They invited me to stay in the mobile home with them, so I accepted their hospitality -- no sense setting up a tent and sleeping on a cot when a perfectly good couch is available.



The old family homestead.


I dropped my gear and pulled off my side bags in preparation for the ride up the hill to our land.



Yes, there's a road here if you look closely.


I mentioned before that I'm not an off-road rider. But the admittedly lighter dual-sport nature of the V-Strom had me willing to give it a try, as long as things didn't get too gnarly. I had a few close calls, but the low-end torque of the Wee's V-twin engine made it easier to keep power over trail bumps and small branches across the trail. After about 20 minutes of this, I was swimming in sweat inside my riding gear. Just as I was thinking I'd had enough, the woods made it clear it was time to turn around.



End of the road.


Even so, I was happy the bike -- and I -- made it as far as we did, with only one close drop that I was able to muscle back into an upright position.



Adventure!


I turned around and made my way out of the woods and back to the mobile home. The cousins were ready for me, with beer on ice and cocktails in the fridge.



Now THIS is how you end a day of riding.


Dinner was brats and dogs over the campfire, followed by a fair bit of beer and more drinks. As it should be.




DAY 4 | 7/23/17 | 204 Miles





The final day of my trip was pretty uneventful. I got up early and hit the road before most of the cousins were up, as I wanted to be home early enough to unpack and relax a bit before nightfall.


I rolled into the driveway in late afternoon. With really only 2 bags to pull off the bike, unpacking was pretty easy, and I was soon chilling with my wife on the patio, drink in hand.


Bike report:


My one concern with downsizing to a 650 from the Concours 1000 was how the bike would perform on highways at speed. No problems there. The only slight issue is that I noticed I need to allow a little extra space for passing -- as they say, there's no replacement for displacement. But I really love all the other things that come with a smaller bike:  easier to move around at slow speeds, more maneuverable, I can actually lift it back up if it starts to tip, better mileage (I averaged around 45 mpg), etc. I'd have to say I'm really happy with the V-Strom.


And I think I've called it out in some previous ride reports, but I can't say enough how much I love my Russell Day Long seat. I was one of those that tolerated stock seats OK, but would need to stop every hour or two to massage the rear side back to feeling. No issues with that with the RDL. On this trip I often road 2+ hours and was perfectly comfortable. As they say in the commercials, I'm luvin' it.


So, mission accomplished...I've found my El Dorado. Now it's on to the next adventure.

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DAY 2 | 7/21/17 | 251 Miles






Weather for day 2 dawned as beautifully as the previous day. In fact, weather for the entire trip was flawless, with temps in the 70s and, with the exception of a few drops of rain on Day 2, totally uneventful.


My destination for Day 2 was Grand Marais, MI, following the southern shore of Lake Superior most of the way. I've visited Grand Marais twice before, on my trips around both Lake Superior and Lake Michigan. The small town offers the convenience of a large campground right in town and on the shore of the lake. More importantly for me, you get there -- from the west -- via what I believe to be one of the best roads to ride in the Midwest. H58 runs from Munising to Grand Marais and boasts around 40 miles of serpentine blacktop. The road surface is very good, as they just re-did the roadway a few years ago. And it runs through Pictured Rocks National Lakeshore, which offers its own advantages.


Along the way, I had a couple of interesting wildlife encounters. First, I came across 2 sandhill cranes on the road just east of Marquette, MI. It was lucky I slowed down for them, as no less than 500 yards down the road, a doe and her fawn jumped out onto the road. Had I not slowed down for the cranes, I probably would have had a much closer encounter with them.



Doe, a deer...


Surprisingly -- and thankfully -- these were the only issues I had with Mother Nature during the whole trip.


Probably in no small part due to my shenanigans the previous night, I found myself getting pretty sleepy after lunch. One of the nice things about riding the roads through the UP is that they offer a lot of roadside parks to pull over for rest stops. I found one that offered a nice location near a stream.



Tannins in the water give it the color of coffee.


I found a spot near the water and dozed for 15-30 minutes, which was enough to reset my body and feel more awake when I was on the bike again.


I rolled into Grand Marais in late afternoon. Even though the previously mentioned campground has over 200 sites, I was lucky to get the last available spot. I turns out there was a kayaking symposium in town for the weekend, and they filled up the campground.



Not so many trees this time.


With the campground being in town, it afforded easy access to food & drink. So, after setting up camp, I walked down to a nearby restaurant for dinner. I also visited a newly opened bar across the road.


I ended the day sitting on the sandy Lake Superior beach. One thing I'd forgotten was how being so far north impacts daylight hours in the summer. I was on the beach at 10:00 p.m. and it was still only dusk.

Day 3, coming soon...

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For reasons I can't fully explain, Copper Harbor, MI, has been my own personal El Dorado.


Ever since hearing about the great roads and scenery in and around this Lake Superior town, I've had a strong desire to make my own discovery of the area. After two previous attempts failed, I finally succeeded this summer.


First, the geography. The Keweenaw Peninsula juts northward into Lake Superior. On the northernmost tip sits the small community of Copper Harbor. It's probably best known as the jumping-off point for ferries out to Isle Royale, Lake Superior's largest island and a big tourism destination. It consists of maybe a dozen resorts, a few shops, and a state-run harbor. Population is just over 100 people.


My first attempt at a visit was during my Lake Superior Circle Tour three years ago. My riding buddy and I included Copper Harbor as part of our route and actually started making our way up the Keweenaw, but ended up waiving off about 90 miles shy of it because we were behind schedule for the day.


The next time I tired was last year, when I planned a quick up-and-back over the Labor Day Weekend. Sadly, a death in the family caused me to turn around only a few hours into that trip.


So this year, I blocked out 4 days to finally make it to Copper Harbor, as well as visit a few other spots in Michigan's Upper Peninsula and Northern Wisconsin.


DAY 1 | 7/20/17 | 382 Miles





The start of my trip, on a Thursday, was my big-mile day. I packed the bike the night before and hit the road around 7:00 a.m. Given that my new bike, a 2012 Suzuki V-Strom 650, has side bags that are almost half the size of my Kawasaki Concours, packing efficiency was important. The smaller Givi bags quickly filled up with rain gear, tool roll, power cords, etc. Clothes and toiletries were in a backpack that fit nicely into my top box. All my camping gear fit (just) into a single dry bag I strapped to the pillion seat.



Orange is the new black.


Not long after crossing the border into Michigan, I ran into my first significant bit of road construction.



Forced break time.


After waiting about 15 minutes for access to the single-lane through the construction zone, I discovered its purpose:  Seal-coating, bane of motorcyclists everywhere. For those who live in areas where this isn't common, seal-coating (or chip-sealing...I'm sure there are other names) consists of spraying down a solution of sticky oil on the road surface, then covering it with pea gravel. It's a relatively inexpensive way to extend the life of asphalt roadways. They then leave the gravel in place for a few days to let traffic 'seat' the gravel into the oil. Usually, they'll come by later and brush the loose gravel to the shoulder.


The immediate result -- what I was dealing with -- was 8 miles of loose pea gravel. For a 99% pavement rider like me, it was a tense ride. On the up side, I'd just installed a new Shinko 705 dual-sport rear tire, and reviews said it was pretty good in gravel. I'd have to agree, though I don't have a lot to compare it to. At the very least, the bike stayed on its wheels, despite the rider's inexperience.


I rolled into Copper Harbor, after a very pleasant ride through the woods, around dinner-time. I grabbed supper at a resort restaurant and tried to call home. No cell service, but that was OK; I used the resort's wi-fi to access my AllStays Camp & RV app and found some nearby campgrounds. I discovered one less than 2 blocks away from where I was, and they had space available.



Little House in the Big Woods


After setting up camp, I tried to call home. Still no cell service. I walked to the campground office and learned that there was no cell service in the entire town. Yes, such places apparently still exist in this world. They said my only shot was to go to the top of nearby Brockway Mountain, where I may be able to pick up a signal from the other side of the peninsula. Plus, I'd catch a nice sunset.


Off I went for the 5-mile ride up the mountain. The road was actually pretty well-maintained, as I think this is one of the other tourist attractions in the area. I had some fun with the switchbacks and was rewarded not only with a gorgeous view, but a weak cell signal that at least allowed me to call home.



A Hazy Shade of Summer


With my home check-in and sight-seeing boxes ticked, it was time for some end-of-day relaxation. Luckily, there was a bar within 1 block of my campground. I parked the bike at my site, walked down and settled in at the bar. I only planned on a couple of drinks, but people are friendly in the North. After several games of pool (where I was continually schooled by a Floridian) and far-ranging conversation with a Minnesotan mountain biker, I ended up closing the place down. I walked...OK, kind of staggered...back to my tent and settled in for the night.


Up next, Day 2...

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General Motorcycle Discussion / Re: Scariest ride ever
« on: July 19, 2017, 08:59:13 PM »
What gear were you wearing? Be good to know how it performs.

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Jacket:  TourMaster Transition 3
Heaviest leakage midway down my left arm, but my right arm got it a bit too. Most likely culprits were the 'weatherproof' zippers for the shoulder/arm vents. Also had a fair amount come in through the neck, but there's not much that could be done about that.

Pants:  Scorpion EXO Pants
Significant leak on my left leg. Also probably the weatherproof zipper on the side.

Boots:  Bilt Typhoon
Supposedly waterproof. Not. This is my 3rd pair of Bilt boots. My first pair were very weather-resistant. When the soles on those wore away (very soft rubber), I replaced them with another pair of Bilt waterproof boots. Those leaked heavily. I replaced those after a couple of seasons with the Typhoons. Now that these have been tested and found wanting, I think I'll be looking to upgrade to a better brand next time.

Gloves:  Bilt Demons
I picked these up on sale for something like $29. They're touted as waterproof, but they're not. However, they're pretty well padded, so still decent for cold-weather riding.

Helmet:  Shoei Neotec
Shoeis are high-quality, but this storm was even too much for a good helmet. Water came in around the seal of my face shield. Not a lot, but enough to get my face wet.


I've heard it said there's really no such thing as truly waterproof riding gear -- even the best stuff is going to leak when exposed to enough water. I can't be too critical of my gear in this situation, because this was a storm I really had no business riding in. I like to consider myself a solid 3-season rider, but sometimes you have to accept the fact that you should be a in a vehicle with a roof and windows.

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General Motorcycle Discussion / Surprising conversation
« on: July 16, 2017, 07:43:32 AM »
This past week I had to do some traveling for work. I was flying home on Friday and started having a conversation with my seatmate on the plane. I found out she and her boyfriend (seated in the row behind us) were traveling to visit her dad in AZ. She mentioned she was picking up a motorcycle from her dad and bringing back home to OH.


I mentioned I was a rider too, and she asked if I wanted to see a picture of the bike. Given her age, demeanor, speech, etc., I prepared to be politely complimentary of a big, shiny cruiser. Instead, she pulled up a photo of a strikingly blue Triumph Daytona 955i. She then said her boyfriend had just purchased a Ducati 1098. Turns out they and her family are all avid sport bike riders.


I of course reciprocated with photos of my new bike, and we spent most of the 50-minute flight swapping bike stories.


It just goes to show you can't always trust those first impressions.

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General Motorcycle Discussion / Scariest ride ever
« on: July 14, 2017, 09:24:10 PM »
I'm less than a week out from a multi-day ride up to and along the southern shore of Lake Superior and, earlier in the week, I came to the decision that my rear tire was too far gone to put another 1000+ miles on it.


Normally I'd order a tire online, pull the wheel off myself, and take it to a buddy with a tire changer that will swap out my rubber for $25. The problem was that I had a business trip from Wed-Fri this week, so there was no way I'd have time to do all that. So I called a shop that's done a little work for me before to have them do it.


Well, it turned out that most of their mechanics were going to be gone Fri-Mon for a race. They said if I could get it there Wed, it'd be done when I returned on Friday. Otherwise, they couldn't fit it in.


I got up Wednesday morning to ominous clouds. Walking out to the bike, the rain began. By the time I was 10 miles from home, I was riding through probably the worst downpour I've ever experienced on the bike...and I still had about 15 miles to go.


Not only was the rain bad, but I was also getting blasted with side gusts that had me fighting to stay in my lane.


All of this with a nearly bald rear tire. I arrived with a nearly terminal case of pucker-itis. Oh, and my 'weatherproof' riding gear...yeah, not so much. Pretty heavy leakage on my arms, legs and feet. I didn't feel fully dried out until the afternoon.


I don't need to do that again any time soon.

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General Motorcycle Discussion / Re: Bad Car Driver!!
« on: July 14, 2017, 09:01:08 PM »
A wise man once taught me an acronym to deal with these situations:  FIDO (F**k It, Drive On).


Given the situation you've described, there's really nothing you can do. So the best course of action is to take a deep breath and ride safely away.


Call in what we in the business know as an 'unsafe driver'? Even if you could follow her and get a cop to the scene, it's her word against yours.


Chase her down and kick off a mirror or put a dent in the quarter panel? That makes you the bad guy.


We all deal with it, and it can be aggravating and downright scary. Just another part of motorcycling.

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General Motorcycle Discussion / Re: Mods for My Versys (photos fixed)
« on: July 05, 2017, 07:51:35 PM »
I'm most interested in your heated grips, as that's likely to be the next farkle on my Strom. I used to complain about how little air I would get flowing over me in hot weather when I had the Concours. But I sure loved it come March or October.


I'm one of those that would probably like the larger diameter of those heated grips. The Connie came with oversized, soft grips, and I felt that the larger diameter made it easier to control the throttle at slow speeds. The Strom's FI is known to be pretty twitchy under 3000 rpms, and I'm thinking that could help.

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General Motorcycle Discussion / Re: It's time to say goodbye (almost)
« on: June 22, 2017, 10:51:16 PM »
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I am amazed how many legit looking people behind the emails with local phone numbers reached out to me that just seemed to be scammers.  All had one thing in common, they offered me anywhere from $200 to $1000 more than the asking price but wanted to do business via paypal only.


Are people still falling for that scam?


Chalk this one up for the good guys.

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Maybe I'll get a recruiting fee?!


Yeah, a bit odd, but that describes most of his business model.


I was tempted to click the link, just to see what the survey was all about, but I've been zapped by one too many phishing attempts to do feel totally comfortable doing so.

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