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Forum: Pics, pics, pics... Yesterday, 12:49 PM
Replies: 1,549
Views: 355,644
Posted By CharlesLathe
Tried out my new Hilleberg Angen this weekend at...

Tried out my new Hilleberg Angen this weekend at The Blue Ridge Motorcycle Campground in Cruso, North Carolina.
...
Forum: Road warriors 05-15-2014, 01:37 PM
Replies: 728
Views: 238,499
Posted By CharlesLathe
I laced up a set of Alpina wheels for my...

I laced up a set of Alpina wheels for my Bonneville T100 last summer and I like them.
Forum: Pics, pics, pics... 05-01-2014, 05:16 PM
Replies: 226
Views: 82,909
Posted By CharlesLathe
Bearshark getting cartridge emulators. ...

Bearshark getting cartridge emulators.

https://lh3.googleusercontent.com/-qs1Gbtfo41Y/U2LjcLIE3mI/AAAAAAAAA4k/yqMJq3cB13k/s800/housebroken.jpg
Forum: Equipment 04-30-2014, 02:20 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,184
Posted By CharlesLathe
I've had my GT-Air for some time now and don't...

I've had my GT-Air for some time now and don't have any complaints about it. The sun visor comes down far enough and I can still look under it to see my bar mounted GPS.

I had Pinlock before and...
Forum: Pics, pics, pics... 04-28-2014, 02:26 PM
Replies: 9,768
Views: 3,070,536
Posted By CharlesLathe
I went to Colorado College from 1973 to 1976 and...

I went to Colorado College from 1973 to 1976 and climbed all over those rocks. I also started riding motorcycles while at that college. And I met my wife there. Thanks for the memories.
Forum: Road warriors 04-27-2014, 07:17 AM
Replies: 7,390
Views: 1,091,949
Posted By CharlesLathe
I want a Street Triple bad, and my wife tells me...

I want a Street Triple bad, and my wife tells me to get one, but after 70,000 miles, I've got my 2010 Bonneville T100 pretty well sorted out. Every time I ride it, I admit to myself that it's not...
Forum: Pics, pics, pics... 04-27-2014, 07:06 AM
Replies: 9,768
Views: 3,070,536
Posted By CharlesLathe
Got up early, rode to Holden Beach, snapped the...

Got up early, rode to Holden Beach, snapped the photo, and rode to Carthage for a 2:00 pm get together at the Pick n Pig. There were a lot of Harleys in the parking log and about a dozen Adv bikes,...
Forum: Equipment 04-14-2014, 02:10 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,931
Posted By CharlesLathe
I agree with you that the Klim gear is very nice....

I agree with you that the Klim gear is very nice. My oldest son and my wife went with Klim.

I am absolutely convinced that my Roadcrafter, even after almost 40,000 miles, is ideal for me.
...
Forum: Pics, pics, pics... 04-13-2014, 05:46 AM
Replies: 9,768
Views: 3,070,536
Posted By CharlesLathe
Spring is finally arriving here in North Carolina...

Spring is finally arriving here in North Carolina and Bearshark and I are very happy about it.

https://lh4.googleusercontent.com/-2lFGl1_uw08/U0qCB5x6kGI/AAAAAAAAA3k/5zIgYiMILgY/s800/Spring.jpg
Forum: Pics, pics, pics... 04-13-2014, 05:31 AM
Replies: 9,768
Views: 3,070,536
Posted By CharlesLathe
I like your bike better than the plane. I took 22...

I like your bike better than the plane. I took 22 hours of flight instruction in the early 90's, but decided that while taking off and landing were fun, the rest of it wasn't worth the cost....
Forum: Equipment 04-12-2014, 12:37 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,931
Posted By CharlesLathe
I dropped in on them today. They had parking on...

I dropped in on them today. They had parking on the sidewalk in front, but I evidently parked too close to the place next door. One of the Aerostich people asked a couple of us to move our bikes more...
Forum: Equipment 04-09-2014, 02:18 PM
Replies: 58
Views: 5,761
Posted By CharlesLathe
I carry a pair of Outdoor Research mitten shells...

I carry a pair of Outdoor Research mitten shells in my tank bag. They are light and waterproof. I pull them over my gloves when it starts raining. In the winter, they add a bit of warmth. I think the...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 04-06-2014, 07:07 AM
Replies: 391
Views: 97,890
Posted By CharlesLathe
This year, I bought a black, lightweight bike...

This year, I bought a black, lightweight bike cover because people see the bike before they see me. A couple of summers ago, I was sleeping in the trees next to the parking lot of a boat launch area...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 04-06-2014, 04:58 AM
Replies: 8,468
Views: 1,710,605
Posted By CharlesLathe
Aren't you hot in that suit?

Aren't you hot in that suit?
Forum: The Garage 03-28-2014, 03:39 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 2,877
Posted By CharlesLathe
Iron Butt Magazine has been doing a series on...

Iron Butt Magazine has been doing a series on chain lube and what they are finding is that the big thing is to use it and which one you choose is not so important.
Forum: Ride reports 03-27-2014, 05:20 PM
Replies: 329
Views: 91,645
Posted By CharlesLathe
In the summer of 2012, my wife, Nina, and I made...

In the summer of 2012, my wife, Nina, and I made a lap around the United States on Bearshark the Bonneville T100. I think you've picked a great motorcycle for the ride.
Forum: Equipment 03-24-2014, 05:14 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 2,372
Posted By CharlesLathe
I have worn my Roadcrafter suit in temperatures...

I have worn my Roadcrafter suit in temperatures at least as high as 113°.

Through the 80s, the Roadcrafter is quite comfy and the vents work well.

Above 95° I wrap a wet microfiber towel...
Forum: Australia 03-23-2014, 02:04 PM
Replies: 116
Views: 7,264
Posted By CharlesLathe
Some kind of wheat or rye bread product, peanut...

Some kind of wheat or rye bread product, peanut butter, raisins, various cans of beans, a spoon, and a good quality P-38 can opener. I carry an extra can of beans just in case.
Forum: Trip Planning 03-10-2014, 01:39 PM
Replies: 80
Views: 14,200
Posted By CharlesLathe
A Ray-Way tarp and net tent. ...

A Ray-Way tarp and net tent.

https://lh3.googleusercontent.com/-ftNU-sNGaoA/T_Nd8P_LJ4I/AAAAAAAAAXQ/c27XlAU-KRc/s800/CH%25201.jpg

I have a tent and I've slept in and owned a number of tents,...
Forum: Pics, pics, pics... 02-23-2014, 05:02 AM
Replies: 9,768
Views: 3,070,536
Posted By CharlesLathe
Here's a February picture of my bike with his new...

Here's a February picture of my bike with his new pannier set-up. They are Ortlieb bicycle panniers.
...
Forum: Road warriors 02-15-2014, 10:24 AM
Replies: 3,003
Views: 858,141
Posted By CharlesLathe
In the early 80's, a friend of mine built a drop...

In the early 80's, a friend of mine built a drop frame Harley chopper. Somehow I ended up being the first one to ride it. It had an open primary and a jockey hand shift on the transmission. When I...
Forum: Road warriors 02-15-2014, 08:17 AM
Replies: 112
Views: 51,996
Posted By CharlesLathe
The question wasn't posed to me and it was asked...

The question wasn't posed to me and it was asked some time ago, but I have an answer: Part way.

In the summer of 2012, my wife and I left North Carolina, riding two-up on the Bonneville T100. We...
Forum: The Sandbox - AKA Flatistan 02-07-2014, 02:09 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,817
Posted By CharlesLathe
We've camped in the Keys at the state parks. As...

We've camped in the Keys at the state parks. As we made our way down through Florida, we called to make reservations and found all the camp grounds full, but when we actually pulled in, there were...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 01-20-2014, 12:21 PM
Replies: 216
Views: 13,809
Posted By CharlesLathe
Reg Pridmore says, "RPMs are your...

Reg Pridmore says, "RPMs are your friend."
Forum: Equipment 01-20-2014, 10:53 AM
Replies: 53
Views: 6,293
Posted By CharlesLathe
I hesitate to chime in here, but I've been very...

I hesitate to chime in here, but I've been very happy with my RayWay tarp and net tents for the past 8 or so years.
...
Forum: Road warriors 01-19-2014, 10:02 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,267
Posted By CharlesLathe
I'm one of the 3rd gear guys. When I come out of...

I'm one of the 3rd gear guys. When I come out of a turn, I definitely like the way the Bonnie pulls at 5,000 rpm.
Forum: Thumpers 01-19-2014, 07:13 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,115
Posted By CharlesLathe
Competition Accessories or Revzilla depending on...

Competition Accessories or Revzilla depending on who has them in stock. Actually, I try to keep the next set on hand so I don't get skunked with an "Out of Stock" alert.

Buying locally is not an...
Forum: Road warriors 01-19-2014, 04:51 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,267
Posted By CharlesLathe
The gas mileage varies wildly from owner to...

The gas mileage varies wildly from owner to owner. Some owners gear the bikes up and shift into 5th by 35mph in an attempt to keep the rpm low. Others gear down, keep the engines above 5000 rpm, and...
Forum: Americas 01-18-2014, 05:12 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 576
Posted By CharlesLathe
Call a motorcycle dealer in California and ask....

Call a motorcycle dealer in California and ask. I've bought a couple of vehicles from dealers out of state and each time we simply registered the vehicle in my home state at the time of purchase. I'm...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 01-10-2014, 02:46 PM
Replies: 192
Views: 16,510
Posted By CharlesLathe
I don't like the fake carburetors on my...

I don't like the fake carburetors on my Bonneville T100. I think plain throttle bodies would look a lot cleaner. If they were an option, I'd get some.

I like rear fenders -- the Bonnie does...
Forum: Old's Cool 01-04-2014, 08:05 AM
Replies: 165
Views: 26,295
Posted By CharlesLathe
My '68 Shovelhead was stolen in 1984. I'd like to...

My '68 Shovelhead was stolen in 1984. I'd like to know where it went. I still have the title so the bike is still mine. The serial number is etched in my brain and I check every early Shovel I see.
...
Forum: Pics, pics, pics... 01-03-2014, 05:43 PM
Replies: 520
Views: 184,056
Posted By CharlesLathe
The 50,000 mile photo: ...

The 50,000 mile photo:

https://lh3.googleusercontent.com/-fL81BDdqETY/UFpNTd4T1EI/AAAAAAAAAd8/YLaDeq8Bl-8/s800/50000.jpg
Forum: Pics, pics, pics... 01-03-2014, 03:06 PM
Replies: 778
Views: 152,388
Posted By CharlesLathe
Stopped in here to send a bunch of maps home. ...

Stopped in here to send a bunch of maps home.

https://lh3.googleusercontent.com/--Qj-iE5UFjA/UsdB-AtXkxI/AAAAAAAAA1I/kwGuwII2ZG8/s800/PO.jpg
Forum: Equipment 01-03-2014, 01:10 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 942
Posted By CharlesLathe
https://lh5.googleusercontent.com/-USCeCSPHK14/UGb...

https://lh5.googleusercontent.com/-USCeCSPHK14/UGb6LL6e0bI/AAAAAAAAAiY/DDFMILIOYHc/s800/Bonneville%25209.jpg

This bike is packed, traveling, and carrying two 59 year olds. It was on a 2012 trip...
Forum: Pics, pics, pics... 01-01-2014, 11:05 AM
Replies: 650
Views: 101,082
Posted By CharlesLathe
https://lh6.googleusercontent.com/-UyrTe3dY5EA/UsR...

https://lh6.googleusercontent.com/-UyrTe3dY5EA/UsRjonfT9HI/AAAAAAAAA0o/5hTaLV3CD4I/s800/Church%2520one.jpg

This is the Sandy Creek Primitive Baptist Church in Randolph County, North Carolina. It's...
Forum: Pics, pics, pics... 01-01-2014, 10:38 AM
Replies: 9,768
Views: 3,070,536
Posted By CharlesLathe
January 2014

I don't know if this will fly, but what if there was a thread for each month of a year? You could post a picture of your bike in each one and at the end of the year, or during the year, you could go...
Forum: Equipment 12-26-2013, 02:14 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 2,286
Posted By CharlesLathe
I don't but there are some here: ...

I don't but there are some here:

http://www.rayjardine.com/ray-way/Tarp-Kit/Net-Tent/index.htm
Forum: Equipment 12-24-2013, 01:55 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 2,159
Posted By CharlesLathe
For a number of years, I've carried Outdoor...

For a number of years, I've carried Outdoor Research over mitts in my tank bag. They are great for rain and help a lot with cold. Even though they are not thick, they make using the GPS a lot harder...
Forum: Equipment 12-24-2013, 01:37 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 2,286
Posted By CharlesLathe
https://lh5.googleusercontent.com/-NyL-4zPoRNM/UHl...

https://lh5.googleusercontent.com/-NyL-4zPoRNM/UHlpqs55tcI/AAAAAAAAAmw/px5nE_R_Kx4/s800/kp%25204.jpg

This is a similar idea. It is a RayWay tarp and net tent and you get to make it yourself. I...
Forum: Equipment 12-24-2013, 01:17 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 2,555
Posted By CharlesLathe
In an honest to goodness motorcycle crash, or an...

In an honest to goodness motorcycle crash, or an industrial accident, the shock of it all wipes out the memory of the actually crashing part. Sort of an amnesia; and sometimes it goes blank to events...
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