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Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 10-07-2012, 11:11 PM
Replies: 221
Views: 22,361
Posted By Tory1942
2003 Suzuki Burgman AN650 - The Demon Duck of Doom

2003 Suzuki Burgman AN650 - The Demon Duck of Doom
Forum: Equipment 01-31-2012, 11:30 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 847
Posted By Tory1942
Hammock hangin' where there are no trees

http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_detailpage&v=JiRD71IC3yE:freaky
Forum: Equipment 09-25-2011, 02:30 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 2,504
Posted By Tory1942
Wicked Where there aren' any trees

Just a note on the 'no-trees' observation - go to YouTube & search on DOUBLE-BIPOD - this is my solution - cheap, simple, easy to fix, not hi-tech.:1drink

If the WET weather would ever let up here...
Forum: Equipment 09-07-2011, 09:10 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 902
Posted By Tory1942
bicycles on bikes

Anyone out there had practical experience carrying one or two bicycles (for touring exercise) on their motorcycles? - my Tow-Pac-equipped Burgman 650 had a place for a trailer hitch, and I'd thought...
Forum: Equipment 09-07-2011, 09:06 PM
Replies: 59
Views: 7,399
Posted By Tory1942
Double bipod hammock support

Go to YouTube - look for 'Double-Bipod' for a stand-alone solution of a hammock & no trees - the 2nd scene used my bike as one support - I suspect that a person could do away with one of the double...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 08-27-2011, 02:46 PM
Replies: 244
Views: 31,411
Posted By Tory1942
Thumbs down MSF course left a bad taste ...

For starters, I ride a 2003 Suzuki Burgman AN 650 maxi-scooter, and tour extensively in the Mid-Atlantic states - I'm a retired ex-research professional & scientist, now age 68, and a practicing...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 08-27-2011, 02:35 PM
Replies: 244
Views: 31,411
Posted By Tory1942
Thumbs down MSF course left a bad taste ...

For starters, I ride a 2003 Suzuki Burgman AN 650 maxi-scooter, and tour extensively in the Mid-Atlantic states - I'm a retired ex-research professional & scientist, now age 68, and a practicing...
Forum: Equipment 08-11-2011, 09:01 PM
Replies: 1,915
Views: 360,227
Posted By Tory1942
Wink About the 'double-bipod' hammock support

I was asked about my weight, using the Double-Bipod hammock support - I'm 6' 8" (2 m) and 260 lbs. (117 kg) - also age 68, going on 69 ... so I REALLY don't like the idea of being dumped if the thing...
Forum: Equipment 08-10-2011, 07:51 PM
Replies: 1,915
Views: 360,227
Posted By Tory1942
Wink Stand-alone double-bipod hammock support

Those interested might want to look at my YouTube video submission - search for the title (above) or just 'double-bipod' - it's a solution to the no-trees problem (about half the USA & Canada, or...
Forum: Battle scooters 08-10-2011, 07:39 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 8,488
Posted By Tory1942
Wink Tow-Pac micro

Suggest you look in the Tow-Pac site (Insta-trike) - I remember a picture showing a scooter fitted with the 'outrigger' wheels - I ride a Tow-Pac equipped Suzuki Burgman 650 - the stability is...
Forum: Equipment 07-19-2011, 06:20 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 762
Posted By Tory1942
Wicked Hammock support with double-bipod

I used ordinary 1" ID Schedule 40 white PVC water pipe - all pipe sections are 16" long - the top section has a softwood dowel shoved all the way through it, and sticking 4": out the end - the middle...
Forum: Equipment 07-18-2011, 03:28 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 762
Posted By Tory1942
Thumb From the Demon Duck of Doom

For all you powered riders out there, who want to rest while on the road ...

Check out YouTube: Stand-Alone Double-Bipod Hammock Support.wmv

$40 USA dollars is cheap - 13 lbs. is hand-portable...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 03-27-2010, 08:56 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 2,327
Posted By Tory1942
Laugh Pikers!

I'm 6' 8", 255 lbs., age 68 and ride a 2003 Suzuki Burgman 650 - fits my knees perfectly - carries me and my not-slender lady-wife easily - now modified by Tow-Pac into a sorta-trike.

I'll yield...
Forum: Equipment 03-27-2010, 08:46 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 613
Posted By Tory1942
Size 13 1/2 boots?

At 6' 8", I have USA size 13 wide feet - I'd like some leads to 13 1/2 riding boots (so I can wear heavy socks under the leather) - thanks, in advance.
Forum: Equipment 08-27-2008, 07:01 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,225
Posted By Tory1942
Hammocks -- where their aint no trees

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Forum: Road warriors 08-26-2008, 10:34 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 4,431
Posted By Tory1942
Burgman 650

Consider a Burgman 650 -- you won't hear loud piper (I think it's quieter than a BMW), but at 6' 8" and 275 lbs, I get about 50 mpg ... and no shifting.

One press of the power button and I'm a...
Forum: Battle scooters 08-26-2008, 10:29 PM
Replies: 67
Views: 25,395
Posted By Tory1942
To Hell & Back

This past April, I rode my Burgman 650 to Hell & back (Hell, Michigan) -- 1400 miles.

I 'camped' in motels and ate in restaurants (did carry emergency food -- I'll not eat in Denny's again unless...
Forum: Equipment 08-26-2008, 10:16 PM
Replies: 968
Views: 263,694
Posted By Tory1942
Plastic camping

Considering that I 'camp' with a credit/debit card, and sleep out in Comfort Inns, I generally have the NY Strip steak, with loaded baked potato, a veggie, and a garden salad + maybe a beer.

In...
Forum: Equipment 08-26-2008, 10:13 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 2,508
Posted By Tory1942
Flip

COnsider getting one of the FLIP camcorders, under $200 (check Amazon). It comes with built-in software and a USB plug-in, for very rapid transfer of contents to a computer.

Sound is OK out to...
Forum: Equipment 08-24-2008, 03:37 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 952
Posted By Tory1942
I ride Widder gear

... on a Suzuki B orgman AN 650 ... mostly because it has the lowest overall draw of power -- max 108 watts, for a high-neck vest, arm-chaps & leg chaps.

The arm chaps are a bear to put on, but...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 08-24-2008, 03:25 PM
Replies: 57
Views: 4,212
Posted By Tory1942
Already got old

I don't know how old your 'old' is, but I do local rides and multi-night touring on my Suzuki Burgman AN650. I do my camping via 'plastic' and motel rooms.

I travel with the under-seat storage...
Forum: Hacks 06-28-2008, 07:41 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 786
Posted By Tory1942
Motorcycle-sidecar passenger trial for DW

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Forum: Equipment 06-24-2008, 09:11 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 959
Posted By Tory1942
hammock

Have you checked out the Hennesy Hammock. I'm 6' 8" and near 300 lbs., plus 65 years old, and I'm pretty comfortable in my hammock (a treklight).

For wearm weather, you dont need a pad. Yopu do...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 06-24-2008, 09:03 PM
Replies: 98
Views: 7,078
Posted By Tory1942
Whatever's local

When I finally get off my Burgman, and I'd SURE I won't be riding again that night, I make it a point to find what beer is drunk locally. It's always an adventure.

If not, then I have a Sam Adams.
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 06-24-2008, 08:59 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 907
Posted By Tory1942
Songs I sing

Eskimo Nell
Stuck in Wholesome marriage
Suck my erection
Dust in the wind
Elmer jones
Was it you who did the pushin'?
Frozen embyos
Dirty girl
Whips and chains excite me
The worms
Forum: Equipment 05-20-2008, 10:02 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 486
Posted By Tory1942
Rear rack for a Burgman 650

Suzuki (among others) sells one. Anyone out there know what the practical weight capacity is? I'm a big guy, and my tail-pack can get heavy, even with the 'minimalist' approach I use to travel.
Forum: Equipment 05-20-2008, 08:39 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 755
Posted By Tory1942
Moose pants for tall guy

I'm 6' 8" (riding a Suzuki Burgman AN 650) & found that the Moose Riding Pants were just about the only pants that I could get.

I wore them las twinter (I'm a 'Rounder'), with electric gear...
Forum: Equipment 05-20-2008, 08:32 PM
Replies: 187
Views: 53,266
Posted By Tory1942
Hanging your hammock

The trekLightOnLine folks provided me with a set of lightweight but strong lines for my hammock.

A lot of sites demand that you tie an elaborate knot to sustain your weight. That's BS. The line...
Forum: Equipment 05-20-2008, 08:25 PM
Replies: 187
Views: 53,266
Posted By Tory1942
Tall, heavy guy's hammock

I swing a TrekLightOnLine when I get tired in the afternoons. I don't camp anymore, but, with a pad and a wool blanket, I could, easily.

The TrekLight is rated up to 400 lbs, and my single is...
Forum: Road warriors 05-11-2008, 07:45 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 3,597
Posted By Tory1942
Get a (gasp! horrors!) Burgman

I'm 6' 8", 65 years old, about 280 lbs. and I needed a bike where the underside of the handlebars didn't bang my knees at a full hard turn. This turned out to be the Suzuki Burgman AN650.

It's a...
Forum: Equipment 05-07-2008, 06:20 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 663
Posted By Tory1942
Spiders and riders

I thought to get real efficient and store my riding jacket in the shed with my bike. That way, I could just go out, dress, boot up, mount the machine and go!

Apparently, a family of spiders...
Forum: Americas 05-07-2008, 06:02 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 632
Posted By Tory1942
Rt. 120

As part of a tril to Hell (Michigan), I'm planning to ride PA 120 from St. Marys to Lock Haven. On the map, at least, it looks to have some serious twisties, and little traffic.

Comments?
Forum: Equipment 05-07-2008, 05:52 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 2,986
Posted By Tory1942
Tall person riding pants

I'm 6' 8" (2 meters) and the only thing I could find was a pair of Moose o verpants ... which were very well made, sturdy, and easy to get on, even over my size 13 riding boots.
Forum: Equipment 05-05-2008, 07:32 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 719
Posted By Tory1942
Simplest alcohol stove ever!

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Altoids tin $1.99 at local drug store (pour the Atoids into another...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 05-04-2008, 09:01 PM
Replies: 415
Views: 112,095
Posted By Tory1942
'Stealthing' on a Burgman 650

Just curious. I can see 'stealth camping' on a bicycle, thumper, or dirt bike: they're small and easily hidden.

However, I'm tall (6' 8") and I need a larger bike. I settled on a Suzuki Bugman...
Forum: Thumpers 05-04-2008, 08:38 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 590
Posted By Tory1942
105% import duty on motor vehicles in Uruguay

Uruguay has a 105% import duty on all motor vehicles, so anything larger than a small displacement thumper would be REALLY expensive.

Getting your own machine there IS legal, but practically, it's...
Forum: Equipment 05-04-2008, 08:12 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 769
Posted By Tory1942
Zero Odor

I use this stuff, sprayed into the helmet, a few times each year. I figure if it can zero out tom-cat urine odor, it can handle helmet smell.

My wife orders it on-line. They have a website.
Forum: Equipment 05-03-2008, 07:07 PM
Replies: 131
Views: 30,855
Posted By Tory1942
I carry it all the time!

Leatherman multi-tool. I don't know how I got along without it. before.
Forum: Equipment 05-03-2008, 07:05 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 2,613
Posted By Tory1942
Correction-- sorry

Change the paragraph to:

"Next, return to point [G]. Measure up the tarp sheet, parallel to the short edge, for about 6, and put a grommet here [K] this grommet will be under very heavy...
Forum: Thumpers 05-03-2008, 06:55 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 590
Posted By Tory1942
Thumpers in Uruguay

The country is overrun with small scooters, mopeds and thumpers. Considering that gas here is wellover $8.00 a gallon (I don't remember the per liter price), I'm not surprised. I was there a couple...
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