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Forum: Beasts Today, 06:30 PM
Replies: 9,040
Views: 3,491,194
Posted By nhbubba
Tusk panniers. My gawd they are enormous! ...

Tusk panniers. My gawd they are enormous!

https://lh4.googleusercontent.com/-j8vzu8Sf6v8/U88GigMT4rI/AAAAAAAAN4I/mAywF5i2tsE/w820-h615-no/20140722_195226.jpg
Forum: Equipment Today, 06:10 PM
Replies: 122
Views: 15,019
Posted By nhbubba
Only one muffler.. :deal Makes that booty...

Only one muffler.. :deal

Makes that booty look xxxl. We'll see how I deal with 'em.

For reference, this is how I've rolled 90% of the time for the last 3 years.
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Forum: Equipment Today, 06:02 PM
Replies: 122
Views: 15,019
Posted By nhbubba
These cases are enormous. ...

These cases are enormous.

https://lh4.googleusercontent.com/-7MC25nRWvXc/U88Gis-_CrI/AAAAAAAAN4I/xaS8ZNUkNUs/w820-h615-no/20140722_195354.jpg...
Forum: Equipment 07-18-2014, 04:46 AM
Replies: 122
Views: 15,019
Posted By nhbubba
Mine arrived yesterday. I assembled the clasps...

Mine arrived yesterday. I assembled the clasps and fiddled around bungie cording them to the bike while I stood back and admired what I had done. They really are massive! I have Givi E21's on the...
Forum: Equipment 07-12-2014, 12:58 PM
Replies: 122
Views: 15,019
Posted By nhbubba
No plan. I shall wing it. Actually, I think...

No plan. I shall wing it.

Actually, I think I may just put two bolts through the holes where the top Givi latch/mount thing mounts. Those will be backed up with a 4-5" bit of aluminum bar on the...
Forum: Equipment 07-12-2014, 06:49 AM
Replies: 122
Views: 15,019
Posted By nhbubba
My concern was clearing the givi monokey bits....

My concern was clearing the givi monokey bits. Especially the large locking block at the top of the rack.

I spent some time thinking this over in the garage. Turns out the givi bits are removable....
Forum: Equipment 07-11-2014, 06:47 AM
Replies: 122
Views: 15,019
Posted By nhbubba
Do you happen to have a close up photo or two of...

Do you happen to have a close up photo or two of the mounts you wound up with to share?
Forum: Equipment 07-11-2014, 06:46 AM
Replies: 122
Views: 15,019
Posted By nhbubba
I'm revisiting this and getting serious. I have...

I'm revisiting this and getting serious. I have givi racks and a set of their smaller hard bags for commuting. Looking for something bigger and heavier for touring.

wiking, I see your stock racks...
Forum: Road warriors 06-30-2014, 08:12 AM
Replies: 1,560
Views: 210,498
Posted By nhbubba
So.. on something resembling a whim, I bought...

So.. on something resembling a whim, I bought this:

https://lh3.googleusercontent.com/-_DxqmYTtm_I/U7DHl70krdI/AAAAAAAANpY/4EuG5bLp6oQ/w1135-h851-no/20140627_064212.jpg

1991 Honda VFR750F - 56k...
Forum: Northeast - Greater Flugistan and home of the carpet baggers. 06-18-2014, 05:11 AM
Replies: 4,640
Views: 252,909
Posted By nhbubba
My favorite is the rider on a super-sport wearing...

My favorite is the rider on a super-sport wearing basketball shorts, a wife beater, flip-flops, and $150 pair of Ray Bans with a top of the line $900 Arai helmet ... strapped to the side of the bike.
Forum: Northeast - Greater Flugistan and home of the carpet baggers. 06-18-2014, 04:36 AM
Replies: 4,640
Views: 252,909
Posted By nhbubba
All in the name of cutting that carbon footprint....

All in the name of cutting that carbon footprint. Although I'm not convinced you didn't catch the latest in gixxah aerodynamics testing. Or possibly the latest in icon's line of "protective" vests.
Forum: Day Trippin' 06-13-2014, 06:08 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 841
Posted By nhbubba
I thought the seat was GREAT. Mind you I am...

I thought the seat was GREAT. Mind you I am riding a DL650, with its stock seat.. which is horrible. The Tiger 800 seat is flat, wide, and well padded. I had no complaints there. One shocking bit is...
Forum: Day Trippin' 06-13-2014, 02:57 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 841
Posted By nhbubba
Stopped there after Mono lake when I doubled back...

Stopped there after Mono lake when I doubled back south headed for Mammoth. Bought some water and snacks. Quaint. Pricey though. Glad I didn't stay too long. California fuel prices are enough of a...
Forum: West – California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 06-12-2014, 05:50 PM
Replies: 89
Views: 3,339
Posted By nhbubba
Took me a while, but I finally posted an RR here:...

Took me a while, but I finally posted an RR here: http://advrider.com/forums/showthread.php?t=985873

Huge thanks to Donkey Hotey. You da man, man!
Forum: Day Trippin' 06-12-2014, 05:48 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 841
Posted By nhbubba
Day 5: It’s over

The next day I slept in, had a nice breakfast out with my bud, and then rode the Tiger straight back to San Diego to return it. I had plans of riding a scenic route down, maybe hunting some twisties....
Forum: Day Trippin' 06-12-2014, 05:45 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 841
Posted By nhbubba
Day 4: A little rip through the Valley of Death

Last day on the road. Woke up early ready to hit it. Hotel includes a hot breakfast buffet that I wasn’t about to skip out on. So I had to wait for that to open. Had the bike packed and ready to rock...
Forum: Day Trippin' 06-12-2014, 05:36 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 841
Posted By nhbubba
Rolling past the main ranger station on my way...

Rolling past the main ranger station on my way out of the park I noticed they had a sign with road conditions. Imagine my concern when I saw “CLOSED” hanging next to Tioga pass. Must be some...
Forum: Day Trippin' 06-12-2014, 05:32 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 841
Posted By nhbubba
Day 3: Ho Lee Pooo!

Okay sports fans, this is the main event. Yosemite.

Woke up early, as I normally do. Overpriced motel had a “complimentary breakfast” which I decided to pass on. It was not available until after 7...
Forum: Day Trippin' 06-12-2014, 05:25 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 841
Posted By nhbubba
Day 2: This trip may not suck

Up fairly early-still on East Coast time. Took my time getting the bike ready. Then stopped at Cheryl's Diner in Kernville for a fantastic omelet and as much coffee as I could manage. Headed north up...
Forum: Day Trippin' 06-12-2014, 04:53 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 841
Posted By nhbubba
Day 1: A motorcycle and a road

Arrived at SD International at about 11:30 AM. Negotiated public transport out to Eagle Rider SD after a few false starts. Found the renal office and was checked out on a nice Triumph Tiger 800. I...
Forum: Day Trippin' 06-12-2014, 04:53 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 841
Posted By nhbubba
Bubba goes to California

Background

A year or two ago I started a new job in suburban Boston MA. I quickly made a friend of one of the guys on my team. He and I would eventually share an office. One day he quietly...
Forum: Northeast - Greater Flugistan and home of the carpet baggers. 06-12-2014, 04:38 AM
Replies: 79
Views: 4,993
Posted By nhbubba
I will also probably drop by Friday PM to...

I will also probably drop by Friday PM to register, then come back with the bike on the trailer in the morning. I live nearby and have decided I'd rather sleep in my own bed Friday night than on the...
Forum: Northeast - Greater Flugistan and home of the carpet baggers. 06-10-2014, 07:08 AM
Replies: 4,640
Views: 252,909
Posted By nhbubba
Yep. I read West-Side and assumed you were...

Yep. I read West-Side and assumed you were skipping Bear Mtn. My bad. What I get for reading and not clicking the link.

1-wheel has you covered. Do whut he says. Carry on.
Forum: Northeast - Greater Flugistan and home of the carpet baggers. 06-10-2014, 04:31 AM
Replies: 4,640
Views: 252,909
Posted By nhbubba
Also consider heading north off of 112/Kancamagus...

Also consider heading north off of 112/Kancamagus Hwy on Bear Notch/Albany road. This is one of my favs and while I haven't ridden it this year, it has been in excellent shape. Usually less traffic...
Forum: Northeast - Greater Flugistan and home of the carpet baggers. 06-04-2014, 03:21 PM
Replies: 79
Views: 4,993
Posted By nhbubba
This is going to be a ton of fun. I can already...

This is going to be a ton of fun. I can already tell you guys put a lot into this. :thumb
Forum: Northeast - Greater Flugistan and home of the carpet baggers. 06-04-2014, 11:27 AM
Replies: 79
Views: 4,993
Posted By nhbubba
Uh... what does this mean?! :scratch Pardon...

Uh... what does this mean?! :scratch

Pardon my ignorance..
Forum: Northeast - Greater Flugistan and home of the carpet baggers. 06-04-2014, 06:37 AM
Replies: 79
Views: 4,993
Posted By nhbubba
I've done terrain that looks like that on my...

I've done terrain that looks like that on my KLX/DRZ before. I'm very tempted to ride my KLX400 with DOT knobies both days and leave my (street tire clad) V-Strom at home. The KLX/DRZ is really...
Forum: Northeast - Greater Flugistan and home of the carpet baggers. 06-04-2014, 06:33 AM
Replies: 79
Views: 4,993
Posted By nhbubba
As I feared, I did not get my stuff together to...

As I feared, I did not get my stuff together to register for this yet.

I am interested in camping at least Saturday PM. At this point does anyone know if it would be helpful or worthwhile for me...
Forum: West – California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 05-25-2014, 06:21 AM
Replies: 89
Views: 3,339
Posted By nhbubba
When I get back to a real keyboard (on a tablet...

When I get back to a real keyboard (on a tablet here) I'll do a real ride report. I did dante. But did not hike around much. I did badwater. No time for artists. Did jubile pass and then 127 to 15....
Forum: West – California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 05-24-2014, 06:13 PM
Replies: 89
Views: 3,339
Posted By nhbubba
Home to save up for the next trip. Or find a job...

Home to save up for the next trip. Or find a job in cali.
Forum: West – California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 05-24-2014, 06:11 PM
Replies: 89
Views: 3,339
Posted By nhbubba
Dantes yes. Not many other stops. Was a man on a...

Dantes yes. Not many other stops. Was a man on a mission. I have never ridden such a straight road as that bit of 127. And are they kidding with the 55mph limit?
Forum: West – California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 05-24-2014, 12:34 AM
Replies: 89
Views: 3,339
Posted By nhbubba
Made it. That was a long ride. Spent the evening...

Made it. That was a long ride. Spent the evening catching up with my friend in oceanside. Some of these clothes are fit to be burned now; I sweat like a pig in that death valley heat. But all went to...
Forum: West – California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 05-22-2014, 08:57 PM
Replies: 89
Views: 3,339
Posted By nhbubba
This 'spensive hotel I splurged on has breakfast...

This 'spensive hotel I splurged on has breakfast at 7. So I probably won't be moving until 7:30 at the earliest. It will be what it is.

Looking over the maps again. Tomorrow is gonna be a slog by...
Forum: West – California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 05-22-2014, 08:27 PM
Replies: 89
Views: 3,339
Posted By nhbubba
That just ain't right! Reason #985 it pays...

That just ain't right!

Reason #985 it pays to be on two wheels. Although this tiger 800 is a thirsty girl.
Forum: West – California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 05-22-2014, 06:22 PM
Replies: 89
Views: 3,339
Posted By nhbubba
Did I not post this spotwalla thing? My bad. ...

Did I not post this spotwalla thing? My bad.

https://spotwalla.com/tripViewer.php?id=9bf55377720eb5818&p=kali

Using the free bubbler gps app for my phone. When offline it only does like 5...
Forum: West – California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 05-22-2014, 06:18 PM
Replies: 89
Views: 3,339
Posted By nhbubba
It delivered huge. Weather was great. Slight...

It delivered huge. Weather was great. Slight panik when I arrived at the turnoff for the pass and there was an enormous sign saying CLOSED! Turns out it had just reopened (just for me).

Yosemite...
Forum: West – California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 05-22-2014, 05:44 AM
Replies: 89
Views: 3,339
Posted By nhbubba
June lake is queued in the gps and will likely...

June lake is queued in the gps and will likely happen. Mono lake too.

Not even 6am and I'm already up. Pumped!
Forum: West – California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 05-21-2014, 08:29 PM
Replies: 89
Views: 3,339
Posted By nhbubba
This is not the worst luck. There are far worse...

This is not the worst luck. There are far worse things possible.

Yeep, got some rain today. Couple sprinkles in the am. And it was cold enough for 2 wool shirts. But things didn't get real gloomy...
Forum: West – California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 05-18-2014, 03:33 PM
Replies: 89
Views: 3,339
Posted By nhbubba
Well.. I'll try not to be that guy. I do have...

Well.. I'll try not to be that guy. I do have hard maps of my route. I have posted it here. Most of it was from your suggestions. I'll also be navigating from way-point to way-point. I think I got...
Forum: West – California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 05-18-2014, 10:44 AM
Replies: 89
Views: 3,339
Posted By nhbubba
I figured the longer hops between services are...

I figured the longer hops between services are marked as such. I can't be the first idiot to wander through there. The only catch will be my lack of familiarity with the bike. My 'strom can do 300...
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