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Forum: Ride reports Today, 06:55 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 430
Posted By alekkas
Day 2 started with a bunch of slab, slab, slab. ...

Day 2 started with a bunch of slab, slab, slab. Bleh.

Here is what every stop looked like. Nobody likes super slabs, but how else you gonna get from Chicago, to Valpo, to the finger lakes /...
Forum: Ride reports Yesterday, 03:27 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 430
Posted By alekkas
So day 1 was a big 110 miles to Indiana! Caught...

So day 1 was a big 110 miles to Indiana! Caught Ben the day before he was leaving to go on tour with Modest Mouse. We met during our college years and shared a brotherhood for 15 years. Each...
Forum: Ride reports Yesterday, 02:37 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 430
Posted By alekkas
Can't believe I'm heading East...

I guess this is a friends and family tour.

Never really point the bike East. Always West. This trip is different in a lot of other ways too. Instead of going out West alone just to ride for a...
Forum: Equipment 07-09-2014, 12:47 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,477
Posted By alekkas
Yeah, it's the seat pan / worn or too soft...

Yeah, it's the seat pan / worn or too soft padding.

We go out Sunday mornings and I'll put 300+ miles bombing around. No problems. I just remember last year putting on something like 4200 in 6...
Forum: Equipment 07-08-2014, 09:02 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,477
Posted By alekkas
SO when my youngest was 5, his older brothers...

SO when my youngest was 5, his older brothers were 9 and 11. One day he walked up to me smiling and said, "Why do lesbians shop at Sport's Authority?" so after saying "what did you say?" 10 times I...
Forum: Equipment 07-07-2014, 02:21 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,477
Posted By alekkas
Thanks guys - you've expanded my knowledge on...

Thanks guys - you've expanded my knowledge on this exponentially.

So, what's the cheapest price approximately on something that will be useful? That bib link is way more than I'm going to...
Forum: Equipment 07-07-2014, 11:28 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,477
Posted By alekkas
Bicycle Shorts

Leaving for a long trip Friday. My ass hurts combining long mile days (like 700) back to back to back, etc..

Last year I put beads on my seat and it did, in fact, help. Have heard wearing...
Forum: Road warriors 07-07-2014, 07:04 AM
Replies: 71
Views: 7,615
Posted By alekkas
Connie on gravel ...

Connie on gravel

http://i1014.photobucket.com/albums/af267/alekkas/Motorcycle/2012%20Hennepin/de03da39-0aa4-4ec4-b1bd-751773a3f96b_zpse2620016.jpg
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 07-05-2014, 09:46 AM
Replies: 31,039
Views: 7,511,022
Posted By alekkas
QUICK Dragon question : Sunday afternoon OK? ...

QUICK Dragon question : Sunday afternoon OK? Monday afternoon is the other option. Will be getting there after 3PM. Is it still a zoo at that time most Sundays?


Every time I'm in the area I...
Forum: Road warriors 07-04-2014, 10:47 AM
Replies: 912
Views: 228,684
Posted By alekkas
I bet. Like at a track day, that screaming I4...

I bet. Like at a track day, that screaming I4 600cc SOUNDS so fast comapred to a throbbing Ducati. Then you look at laps times, not so much the case.

Thanks again guys.
Forum: Road warriors 07-04-2014, 08:49 AM
Replies: 912
Views: 228,684
Posted By alekkas
We would all benefit from additional MSF...

We would all benefit from additional MSF training. You must be a better rider than these guys too.

Thanks again Northwest for a legit answer. And thank you 670ccccc for leading me to initiate...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 07-03-2014, 09:35 PM
Replies: 31,039
Views: 7,511,022
Posted By alekkas
Well played. Unless it was you he was avoiding,...

Well played. Unless it was you he was avoiding, then I just screwed up...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 07-03-2014, 08:16 PM
Replies: 31,039
Views: 7,511,022
Posted By alekkas
Dude, just don't caress my titties

Dude, just don't caress my titties
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 07-03-2014, 08:12 PM
Replies: 92
Views: 5,771
Posted By alekkas
Dude, I assume you are joking. Last year, I...

Dude, I assume you are joking.

Last year, I took a trip from Chicago to WA and OR. On rt 12 in ID, I passed quite a few cars. I remember thinking some guy is probably wondering where I’m in a...
Forum: Road warriors 07-03-2014, 02:46 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 3,008
Posted By alekkas
For an upright sportbike I lust LUST the Ninja...

For an upright sportbike I lust LUST the Ninja 1K/z1000 and the street triple.

Either of those three would be plenty of street and occasional track day bikes.

When they write about "real world"...
Forum: Road warriors 07-03-2014, 02:41 PM
Replies: 912
Views: 228,684
Posted By alekkas
Love your pics Northwest. Yeah, that's what I...

Love your pics Northwest. Yeah, that's what I was thinking too - that's why I asked.

The bike checks a lot of boxes and I bet the longevity is going to be great. But I guess it may not be the...
Forum: Road warriors 07-03-2014, 02:29 PM
Replies: 912
Views: 228,684
Posted By alekkas
So I have a question for you guys - not trolling...

So I have a question for you guys - not trolling either. I test rode one when they first came out. A lot of positive impressions, very smooth, nice ergos -- but could NOT avoid slamming that rev...
Forum: Beasts 07-01-2014, 08:04 PM
Replies: 66
Views: 7,897
Posted By alekkas
I think engineering goes out the window with...

I think engineering goes out the window with riding habits. Pushing this hard will limit the longevity of my bike - which otherwise is supposed to be good. HOW you ride has got to be a big time...
Forum: Road warriors 07-01-2014, 06:54 PM
Replies: 2,884
Views: 488,757
Posted By alekkas
Rather than start a new thread, I bet you guys...

Rather than start a new thread, I bet you guys know your stuff on this.

I am intrigued by a local bike 2002 VFR. Factory bags, low miles, solid price. All the good stuff.

In researching it, I...
Forum: Road warriors 07-01-2014, 05:18 PM
Replies: 112
Views: 10,251
Posted By alekkas
I was at the local Harley joint today - checking...

I was at the local Harley joint today - checking out the Triumphs and Aprilias (and surprise, they now carry Guzzi - I'm so screwed)

Well we talked Harley a little and he mentioned that these...
Forum: Road warriors 07-01-2014, 05:02 PM
Replies: 589
Views: 139,994
Posted By alekkas
Well, went by the local Harley joint today ---...

Well, went by the local Harley joint today --- because they have been carrying Triumph and Aprilias for about a year.

Oh my, walk in there and a full line of Guzzi's show up. Carry those now...
Forum: Road warriors 06-28-2014, 03:17 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 883
Posted By alekkas
I think it's the travel part more than the ST...

I think it's the travel part more than the ST part. For local rides, there are riders to find on ST's and sport bikes to hang with. I sometimes see a sport bike in a clump of cruisers. I always...
Forum: Road warriors 06-28-2014, 01:25 PM
Replies: 589
Views: 139,994
Posted By alekkas
That tank cover looks cool - but would be even...

That tank cover looks cool - but would be even better if that colored patch was a velcro pocket. One on each side would be useful.
Forum: Road warriors 06-27-2014, 01:17 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,657
Posted By alekkas
Wanting a bike with some spunk, some touring, and...

Wanting a bike with some spunk, some touring, and very low cost - can't see how a well maintained C10 / zg1000 doesn't fit the bill.
Forum: Road warriors 06-27-2014, 01:11 PM
Replies: 121
Views: 11,437
Posted By alekkas
Agreed. Take a lot of crap, bring the cage. ...

Agreed. Take a lot of crap, bring the cage. Make the load as light as possible to enjoy fast, twisty roads while touring, bring the bike.
Forum: Road warriors 06-27-2014, 12:54 PM
Replies: 53
Views: 3,277
Posted By alekkas
This is a great question and I don't know the...

This is a great question and I don't know the answer to it. Obviously, to most basic street riders, you'd think the internals and over all diameter matter more.

With hockey sticks, we design...
Forum: Road warriors 06-24-2014, 06:07 AM
Replies: 372
Views: 90,321
Posted By alekkas
How many miles are you getting out of the Azaro? ...

How many miles are you getting out of the Azaro? And, of course for comparison, how many miles have you gotten from other rear tires?
Forum: Road warriors 06-23-2014, 11:38 AM
Replies: 372
Views: 90,321
Posted By alekkas
Yeah, I've gotten caught up on their site before...

Yeah, I've gotten caught up on their site before too.

Try this:
http://www.motorcycle-superstore.com/6015/i/bridgestone-battlax-bt45v-sport-touring-rear-tire
Forum: Road warriors 06-23-2014, 11:07 AM
Replies: 372
Views: 90,321
Posted By alekkas
150 80 16 you mean. So far, so good. A lot...

150 80 16 you mean. So far, so good. A lot better for sporting riding than the original or the Dunlop E3 I replaced it with. In very spirited riding, I haven't had it slip on clean pavement (when...
Forum: Road warriors 06-23-2014, 10:48 AM
Replies: 372
Views: 90,321
Posted By alekkas
Hey. I got the 110 front PR3 and the battle BT45...

Hey. I got the 110 front PR3 and the battle BT45 rear from Motorcycle superstore last winter. Just did a quick check and they still have them in stock.
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 06-16-2014, 09:14 PM
Replies: 31,039
Views: 7,511,022
Posted By alekkas
I mean the current bike the guy is riding is a...

I mean the current bike the guy is riding is a voyager. The older bike in the google pics is a honda
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 06-16-2014, 04:28 AM
Replies: 31,039
Views: 7,511,022
Posted By alekkas
Looks like that bike evolved into the rig that it...

Looks like that bike evolved into the rig that it is. Pre Kawasaki Voyager too.

Google Images - first pic is not him but then there are a few:...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 06-15-2014, 09:32 PM
Replies: 31,039
Views: 7,511,022
Posted By alekkas
No, of course not - just wondering. A...

No, of course not - just wondering.

A friend of mine still tours in his early 70's VW bus. I have helped him rebuild that motor once, top end twice. He has well over 300K on that thing. He...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 06-15-2014, 02:52 PM
Replies: 31,039
Views: 7,511,022
Posted By alekkas
Wow. Trailer, side car all maxxed out. How...

Wow. Trailer, side car all maxxed out. How often do you think he gets passed on larger roads?
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 06-15-2014, 02:51 PM
Replies: 31,039
Views: 7,511,022
Posted By alekkas
No matter what some people may say about...

No matter what some people may say about overdoing it on a public road etc ... I like your positioning square in the lane, not leaning over the line. Well done.
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 06-12-2014, 07:53 PM
Replies: 31,039
Views: 7,511,022
Posted By alekkas
Agreed, but I have to pass 3 Harley fully stocked...

Agreed, but I have to pass 3 Harley fully stocked super dealers to get to a Cycle Gear. And it just opened maybe 2 years ago. Before then, it was all online for me. So, if I was anywhere near the...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 06-11-2014, 04:50 PM
Replies: 31,039
Views: 7,511,022
Posted By alekkas
I have high mileage too. Fishnet pic looks...

I have high mileage too.

Fishnet pic looks natural. Standing in car pic looks augmented. Sometimes, an in person inspection is needed to make the proper call.
Forum: Road warriors 05-31-2014, 03:38 PM
Replies: 165
Views: 10,404
Posted By alekkas
At my size, I don't have the OP's fitment issues....

At my size, I don't have the OP's fitment issues.

But, If you are going to extend one bike's foot controls 1 inche or another's 3 inches. Isn't the $ going to be the same?

And to sit more...
Forum: Road warriors 05-13-2014, 07:35 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 630
Posted By alekkas
So, since no owners are chiming in - I'll add...

So, since no owners are chiming in - I'll add that I've seen a few at shops. Saw one at slimy crud run. If I could swing one, I would. If it sucked, I'd just move it into the front room and drink...
Forum: Road warriors 05-12-2014, 09:07 PM
Replies: 1,088
Views: 148,704
Posted By alekkas
The video is dumb IMO - but how else is BMW going...

The video is dumb IMO - but how else is BMW going to present badass I guess.

Saw the bike at Slimy Crud run. Looked very cool. if I was into beemers (devotee?), I could certainly see this as a...
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