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Forum: Day Trippin' 09-07-2010, 10:09 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 774
Posted By BadNewsBeers
Eek AK on an XR4

Best moment was when I pulled into Hyder, AK on my XR4. I left San Diego 'bout three weeks prior. Had headed up the coast, from Seattle headed out to Montana, then worked our way through the Canadian...
Forum: Road warriors 09-07-2010, 09:40 PM
Replies: 1,980
Views: 562,817
Posted By BadNewsBeers
D675!

http://i448.photobucket.com/albums/qq207/BigBugaBuga/Daytona/DSC01437.jpg
Forum: Pics, pics, pics... 07-16-2010, 06:04 PM
Replies: 2,617
Views: 3,314,940
Posted By BadNewsBeers
Alaska on a 400.

here's a few from my last trip: http://i448.photobucket.com/albums/qq207/BigBugaBuga/ALASKA/DSC02625.jpg
http://i448.photobucket.com/albums/qq207/BigBugaBuga/ALASKA/DSC02629.jpg...
Forum: Pics, pics, pics... 07-16-2010, 05:52 PM
Replies: 780
Views: 122,219
Posted By BadNewsBeers
http://i448.photobucket.com/albums/qq207/BigBugaBu...

http://i448.photobucket.com/albums/qq207/BigBugaBuga/ALASKA/DSC02363-1.jpg
Forum: Americas 05-24-2010, 09:18 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 3,080
Posted By BadNewsBeers
Leaving in the next couple of days

So, the time has come. I'm just about ready. I've got a couple more things to do on the bike. Finish packing. And tie up a couple loose ends. I should be on the road starting the 26th of May. Not...
Forum: The Garage 05-09-2010, 11:42 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 860
Posted By BadNewsBeers
I had one set up for about a year in my driveway....

I had one set up for about a year in my driveway. It was just what I needed to keep the rain off the bikes. No garage :cry
That was in the Bay Area in California, so no gnarly snow storms. We did...
Forum: Ride reports 05-08-2010, 10:20 PM
Replies: 503
Views: 570,057
Posted By BadNewsBeers
Thumb :clap :clap I'm glad this got bumped to the...

:clap :clap

I'm glad this got bumped to the top! Oh how I miss Northern California. I just moved down to San Diego last August and seeing some of those backroads again and your fantastic pics...
Forum: Ride reports 05-08-2010, 12:32 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,690
Posted By BadNewsBeers
+1 to all above!

Nice riding, nice vid!! From a non-film-trained perspective, the editing was good. The music fit well. All in all, I enjoyed watching the whole thing from start to finish.

I like the intro a lot....
Forum: Ride reports 05-08-2010, 11:00 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 4,523
Posted By BadNewsBeers
Awesome photos!!! :clap Those are some epic...

Awesome photos!!! :clap

Those are some epic roads!!

...someday... :D

Those balls on the power lines are like mentioned previously...for visibility to pilots.
Forum: Trip Planning 05-08-2010, 10:40 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 2,143
Posted By BadNewsBeers
Try all the major travel search engines -...

Try all the major travel search engines - Travelocity, Orbitz, Priceline? - and find the cheapest flight. Then, it's usually better to go book it through the actual airline rather than those...
Forum: GS Boxers 05-05-2010, 12:20 AM
Replies: 59
Views: 5,142
Posted By BadNewsBeers
Not a bird but a squirrel.

I went to try a Ducati demo day once at Ace Motorsports in Concord, CA. That morning, my boss and I went to check out the route they had planned out for the ride. My boss was riding a Monster, I was...
Forum: Pics, pics, pics... 05-04-2010, 09:44 AM
Replies: 2,617
Views: 3,314,940
Posted By BadNewsBeers
I really like this photo...

Out in SE Utah.
http://lh5.ggpht.com/_KMnLZ_1GASI/S-BN6CFYoqI/AAAAAAAAA4g/3riyKptSKP4/s800/DSC00713.JPG
Forum: Americas 04-29-2010, 10:27 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 3,080
Posted By BadNewsBeers
Those thoughts have entered my mind...but the...

Those thoughts have entered my mind...but the less I think about it the better I feel. I do realize it is a possibility but you can only do what so much (keep food out of your tent, hang your food or...
Forum: Americas 04-28-2010, 11:00 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,190
Posted By BadNewsBeers
Hey Jeff, I'm going to be making this...

Hey Jeff,

I'm going to be making this trip on an '03 XR4. I'm leaving around the 25th of May from San Diego and returning to San Francisco on the 26th of June. Roughly a month. I'll let you...
Forum: Americas 04-26-2010, 11:33 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 3,080
Posted By BadNewsBeers
^^^^ Well, I'll stop being such a p*ssy. :D ...

^^^^ Well, I'll stop being such a p*ssy. :D


Yeah, I'm thinking on the way back I'll take the ferry from Haines or Skagway down to Prince Rupert. Seems that drive back looks pretty killer from...
Forum: Americas 04-26-2010, 04:13 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 3,080
Posted By BadNewsBeers
Yep, thanks guys. If there's a will there's a...

Yep, thanks guys. If there's a will there's a way. I think i will probably end up taking the ferry from Haines to Prince Rupert to mix it up and get a nice view of the inland passage. I'm getting...
Forum: Americas 04-26-2010, 12:32 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 3,080
Posted By BadNewsBeers
Dale over at Trick Dual Sport couldn't believe I...

Dale over at Trick Dual Sport couldn't believe I was going to do it on my XR4.
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Words of encouragement please? :ear

My other options are an '93 XR250R or Triumph Daytona 675. I think the...
Forum: Americas 04-25-2010, 10:51 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 3,080
Posted By BadNewsBeers
I'm up in North County. From the east coast...

I'm up in North County. From the east coast originally. But anyway, like northrider said, a lot of stuff to keep an eye on. What bike are you riding? Tire changes are definitely a big one - plug and...
Forum: The Garage 04-25-2010, 03:23 PM
Replies: 379
Views: 40,263
Posted By BadNewsBeers
I read the first half of this thread. Took a...

I read the first half of this thread. Took a while. I can say that I feel like I've wasted some time. The principle and the physics behind this make absolute sense. I can relate to the skepticism of...
Forum: Americas 04-25-2010, 12:30 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 3,080
Posted By BadNewsBeers
Hey Northrider, Yeah it definitely does...

Hey Northrider,

Yeah it definitely does seem that way! I'll be rolling into SF around May 25th. I get back to San Diego the ~22nd/23rd. Should be leaving shortly after. I'm not sure where...
Forum: Layin' down tracks 04-22-2010, 12:28 PM
Replies: 124
Views: 19,806
Posted By BadNewsBeers
Makes me think "Tron" :lol3 The leather ones...

Makes me think "Tron" :lol3
The leather ones coupled with some stuff I saw in the T.E.D. talks could potentially allow you to manipulate projected computer screens....
Forum: Americas 04-19-2010, 12:29 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 3,080
Posted By BadNewsBeers
Sweet! where in SoCal you leaving from?

Sweet! where in SoCal you leaving from?
Forum: Americas 04-19-2010, 12:28 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 3,080
Posted By BadNewsBeers
Why wheel bearings? This ain't no BMW :wink:...

Why wheel bearings? This ain't no BMW :wink: :lol3

But seriously, is there a problem with the bearings on the 400? If anything it'd be from poorly balanced tires? no cush hub?
Forum: The Garage 04-16-2010, 09:16 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,867
Posted By BadNewsBeers
those are really good vids. I just changed my OEM...

those are really good vids. I just changed my OEM knobbies for a set of Dunlop 606s on the XR4. My first motorcycle tire change (I've done bicycles before). The front wasn't too bad. The rear was a...
Forum: The Garage 04-16-2010, 08:57 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 883
Posted By BadNewsBeers
was the other filter a longer one? Meaning same...

was the other filter a longer one? Meaning same diameter and threading, but just longer/taller? There are a couple oil filters that fit on the new Triumphs (they all use the same OEM filter btw)....
Forum: Americas 04-13-2010, 04:37 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 3,080
Posted By BadNewsBeers
Yeah I feel the same way. I've done most of my...

Yeah I feel the same way. I've done most of my touring on street bikes so I'm used to just hauling ass through desolate areas where the road just continues for miles and miles in a straight line,...
Forum: Trip Planning 04-13-2010, 01:07 PM
Replies: 65
Views: 12,729
Posted By BadNewsBeers
Pack the essentials needed for camping. When I...

Pack the essentials needed for camping. When I did something similar, I packed my tent, pad, and bag. A small stove and my cooking set. Some clothes - think merino wool and synthetics - smell less,...
Forum: Americas 04-11-2010, 08:10 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 3,080
Posted By BadNewsBeers
Nope. It's in my garage.

Nope. It's in my garage.
Forum: Americas 04-11-2010, 07:51 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 3,080
Posted By BadNewsBeers
I guess I had pictured in my mind things being a...

I guess I had pictured in my mind things being a little more rugged. We might be doing side treks, but I guess I don't need crazy off road tires.


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There's a really good chance we'll...
Forum: Americas 04-11-2010, 03:04 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 3,080
Posted By BadNewsBeers
Eh? San Diego to Alaska on an XR400?

Hey everyone,

Like the title says, I'm considering a trip at the end of May (~24th) up to Alaska. I need to be back in San Diego by the 26th of June. Thoughts, comments, suggestions, ideas,...
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