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Forum: Road warriors Today, 11:40 AM
Replies: 4,364
Views: 719,605
Posted By bluesurf
Put some bright aux lights on the front. My...

Put some bright aux lights on the front. My bikes always have at least one set and people move right over. The odd one that doesn't gets a quick tap from the PIAA horns.
Forum: Road warriors Today, 10:40 AM
Replies: 4,364
Views: 719,605
Posted By bluesurf
My guess is that you'll like them. I received a...

My guess is that you'll like them. I received a set for Christmas, the 18" CF version of these...
Forum: Road warriors Yesterday, 02:49 PM
Replies: 4,364
Views: 719,605
Posted By bluesurf
I owned an '04, and put ~50K miles on it in 18...

I owned an '04, and put ~50K miles on it in 18 months with a few like-minded inmates while working a full-time job. Great bike, and I foolishly sold it for an FZ-1.

Fast forward to November 2014...
Forum: Vendors 11-23-2014, 02:34 PM
Replies: 304
Views: 38,196
Posted By bluesurf
New bike = new lights. I just ordered a set of...

New bike = new lights. I just ordered a set of the 5 XM-L's. Thanks for the discount!
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 10-30-2014, 12:16 AM
Replies: 11,454
Views: 2,449,094
Posted By bluesurf
I bought it another stable mate. KTM...

I bought it another stable mate.

KTM Adventures are not best used as commuting platforms.
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 10-26-2014, 11:53 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 2,688
Posted By bluesurf
Old thread, but the pot metal hinge broke off on...

Old thread, but the pot metal hinge broke off on my 950, and recently on my 990. I replaced both of the 990 caps with billet ones, and now have both a functional and a dysfunctional one (outer ring...
Forum: Vendors 10-08-2014, 08:03 PM
Replies: 76
Views: 9,741
Posted By bluesurf
I have also have issue with an order, have...

I have also have issue with an order, have submitted multiple email queries, and not received a reply.

canuckrider, this in no way diminishes my appreciation for you stepping up to lead the latest...
Forum: Equipment 09-11-2014, 08:09 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 942
Posted By bluesurf
"insert David Hannum quote here"

"insert David Hannum quote here"
Forum: Equipment 09-11-2014, 07:07 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 942
Posted By bluesurf
Touratech Zega Panniers

disclaimer: this is going to be a rant, and for my benefit only, so if you have a different opinion then feel free to keep it to yourself.

Zega panniers suck. Whoever designed them should be...
Forum: Vendors 08-27-2014, 11:57 AM
Replies: 76
Views: 9,741
Posted By bluesurf
In for 1. Reg, you have my information in email....

In for 1. Reg, you have my information in email. Thanks for getting this going again.
Forum: Equipment 08-13-2014, 04:01 PM
Replies: 6,776
Views: 2,747,277
Posted By bluesurf
We are fans of the Medaglia D'Oro instant...

We are fans of the Medaglia D'Oro instant espresso.
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 07-21-2014, 10:58 AM
Replies: 11,454
Views: 2,449,094
Posted By bluesurf
New chain and sprockets (D.I.D. ZVMX, Superlite...

New chain and sprockets (D.I.D. ZVMX, Superlite 45th rear, KTM 17th front) on Friday, then a ride from San Jose to Clearlake via the coast on Saturday. The below picture is from the return trip, on...
Forum: Pics, pics, pics... 06-22-2014, 09:05 AM
Replies: 2,844
Views: 388,716
Posted By bluesurf
http://img.tapatalk.com/d/14/06/22/a8ahydur.jpg

http://img.tapatalk.com/d/14/06/22/a8ahydur.jpg
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 06-06-2014, 08:58 PM
Replies: 35,956
Views: 9,235,964
Posted By bluesurf
Appropriate fix

Appropriate fix
Forum: Equipment 06-06-2014, 06:39 PM
Replies: 6,776
Views: 2,747,277
Posted By bluesurf
Looks nice. We recently took a trip with people...

Looks nice. We recently took a trip with people who used Watershed gear, and will be looking at their offerings.
Forum: Pics, pics, pics... 06-06-2014, 01:09 PM
Replies: 4,840
Views: 1,793,546
Posted By bluesurf
http://www.bluesurfphotography.net/Motorcycles/Dir...

http://www.bluesurfphotography.net/Motorcycles/Dirt/Reiter-August-12th-2007/i-wT6cvPq/0/L/IMG_3605-L.jpg
Forum: Equipment 06-05-2014, 09:40 AM
Replies: 6,776
Views: 2,747,277
Posted By bluesurf
We double up. Big Agnes pad in a Thermarest...

We double up. Big Agnes pad in a Thermarest trekker lounge chair cover. It serves two purposes, and adds a comfortable layer over the pad when sleeping.
Forum: Equipment 06-03-2014, 07:37 PM
Replies: 239
Views: 24,820
Posted By bluesurf
Camelbak Do the right thing, and don't look...

Camelbak

Do the right thing, and don't look back
Forum: Day Trippin' 06-03-2014, 01:01 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 12,301
Posted By bluesurf
+1000 During my wife and my 2012...

+1000

During my wife and my 2012 cross-country/Canada trip, we stayed with ~25 fellow inmates. Each one had their own uniqueness, plenty of stories and local advice, and wanted to get on the road...
Forum: Americas 06-03-2014, 12:48 PM
Replies: 26,898
Views: 2,256,635
Posted By bluesurf
Who, that watched the show, doesn't still hear...

Who, that watched the show, doesn't still hear "Boris and Natasha" in their head?
Forum: Pics, pics, pics... 06-03-2014, 12:30 PM
Replies: 4,840
Views: 1,793,546
Posted By bluesurf
Stevens Pass, WA ...

Stevens Pass, WA

http://www.bluesurfphotography.net/Motorcycles/MiscellaneousMoto/i-58sVGp7/0/L/ElChingonBluesurfSnow-L.jpg
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 06-02-2014, 11:33 AM
Replies: 35,956
Views: 9,235,964
Posted By bluesurf
Nice. Now returned from a weekend of Swiftwater...

Nice. Now returned from a weekend of Swiftwater Rescue, I'll play. This painting was done by a good friend, and is hanging in our home.
...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 05-30-2014, 12:33 PM
Replies: 35,956
Views: 9,235,964
Posted By bluesurf
Yea, I'm beginning to wonder what the maximum...

Yea, I'm beginning to wonder what the maximum number of the ignore list is.
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 05-29-2014, 01:49 PM
Replies: 35,956
Views: 9,235,964
Posted By bluesurf
I lol'd

I lol'd
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 05-28-2014, 12:01 PM
Replies: 361
Views: 28,748
Posted By bluesurf
Thanks for adding such value :wink:

Thanks for adding such value :wink:
Forum: Pacific Northwet - Where it's green. And wet. 05-27-2014, 11:32 PM
Replies: 281
Views: 88,199
Posted By bluesurf
That is a beautiful piece of equipment! :clap

That is a beautiful piece of equipment! :clap
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 05-27-2014, 11:30 PM
Replies: 35,956
Views: 9,235,964
Posted By bluesurf
This thread is clearly not about thinking :lol3

This thread is clearly not about thinking :lol3
Forum: Racing 05-27-2014, 11:29 PM
Replies: 4,056
Views: 435,208
Posted By bluesurf
I've seen 62 degrees a few times from race...

I've seen 62 degrees a few times from race telemetry, and the below linked article quotes 64 degrees. Either way, :eek1
...
Forum: Thumpers 05-27-2014, 02:14 PM
Replies: 25,592
Views: 4,536,853
Posted By bluesurf
8000 miles over 4 months in Mexico. Just go...

8000 miles over 4 months in Mexico.

Just go :deal
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 05-27-2014, 01:27 PM
Replies: 35,956
Views: 9,235,964
Posted By bluesurf
sigh...sub-topic winner :lol3

sigh...sub-topic winner

:lol3
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 05-27-2014, 01:23 PM
Replies: 361
Views: 28,748
Posted By bluesurf
Hmmm, a few things with that post. First, "a...

Hmmm, a few things with that post. First, "a firm grip on the handlebars". I'm going to disagree with this, and proffer that having a slightly loose grip on the bars is much better. There's not a...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 05-27-2014, 01:09 PM
Replies: 361
Views: 28,748
Posted By bluesurf
It is pretty amazing how most people in CA do...

It is pretty amazing how most people in CA do move over for riders.

I've found that it helps to have high beams on and ride responsibly. One bad rider blowing through at 30+ over will negatively...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 05-27-2014, 01:07 PM
Replies: 35,956
Views: 9,235,964
Posted By bluesurf
Seems like a matter of riding style. I used to...

Seems like a matter of riding style. I used to put knees down on an '04 FJR, even with the Wilber's shock that raised the rear 1.5". Only once or twice did my size 11.5 boots touch, and that was...
Forum: Racing 05-26-2014, 01:39 PM
Replies: 4,056
Views: 435,208
Posted By bluesurf
63-64 degrees are now common. 64 degrees is a...

63-64 degrees are now common. 64 degrees is a ~9% increase from 57 degrees; not insubstantial.
Forum: Equipment 05-26-2014, 12:27 PM
Replies: 239
Views: 24,820
Posted By bluesurf
So....any word if Zodiac is still employed?

So....any word if Zodiac is still employed?
Forum: Racing 05-26-2014, 12:14 AM
Replies: 2,885
Views: 233,002
Posted By bluesurf
I just watched the race, and completely agree...

I just watched the race, and completely agree with this. Personally, I believe Rosberg did crash intentionally, got his "reward", and will pay the price the rest of the season.

Go Lewis!
Forum: Americas 05-24-2014, 06:44 PM
Replies: 26,898
Views: 2,256,635
Posted By bluesurf
Nice. Reminds me of unexpectedly seeing the...

Nice. Reminds me of unexpectedly seeing the Coca-Cola plant.

Thanks, and keep up the reports!
Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 05-24-2014, 12:21 AM
Replies: 5,071
Views: 490,867
Posted By bluesurf
Sounds fun; I'm likely in for this

Sounds fun; I'm likely in for this
Forum: Equipment 05-23-2014, 06:32 PM
Replies: 239
Views: 24,820
Posted By bluesurf
Nice recovery

Nice recovery
Forum: Equipment 05-23-2014, 03:34 PM
Replies: 239
Views: 24,820
Posted By bluesurf
In foresight, do you have nothing better to do...

In foresight, do you have nothing better to do than whine at other people?

Otherwise....
As a previous PNW resident and one who went to the original Gerbings shop once every couple of years,...
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