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Forum: Road warriors 09-27-2014, 09:44 AM
Replies: 2,093
Views: 325,459
Posted By LoneTraveler
Depends on how much money one has. A C14 was the...

Depends on how much money one has. A C14 was the conservative choice for me. I'm sure glad I made it though!
Forum: Road warriors 09-27-2014, 09:41 AM
Replies: 49
Views: 4,928
Posted By LoneTraveler
http://www.motorcyclespecs.co.za/Gallery%20B/Benel...

http://www.motorcyclespecs.co.za/Gallery%20B/Benelli%20Tre-K%201130%20Amazonas.jpg

Hideously impractical (and rare, in the U.S.) but I'm still smitten by the Amazonas...
Forum: Road warriors 09-24-2014, 07:36 AM
Replies: 235
Views: 32,311
Posted By LoneTraveler
Quite so! http://i.imgur.com/dmUWRFyl.jpg

Quite so!

http://i.imgur.com/dmUWRFyl.jpg
Forum: Road warriors 09-24-2014, 07:22 AM
Replies: 389
Views: 23,798
Posted By LoneTraveler
If H-D can innovate and stay current with the...

If H-D can innovate and stay current with the market demand, then I see no reason for them to not succeed. The big question is, "Will they keep up with the rest of the market, or continue to hawk...
Forum: Road warriors 09-17-2014, 07:30 AM
Replies: 131
Views: 20,060
Posted By LoneTraveler
What the hey, I'll bite. 2012 Concours 14, bought...

What the hey, I'll bite. 2012 Concours 14, bought new with 1 mile on 2/28/13. This was from about 2 weeks ago, has another 2k on it since. Not bad for 18 of the worst months of my life. :D
...
Forum: Road warriors 09-15-2014, 09:04 PM
Replies: 2,093
Views: 325,459
Posted By LoneTraveler
Just bought 3 of these! You should post on the...

Just bought 3 of these! You should post on the COG forum too, could sell a ton of these over there.
Forum: Road warriors 06-10-2014, 09:34 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 2,597
Posted By LoneTraveler
I've ridden the K13 and have had my C14 for 23k...

I've ridden the K13 and have had my C14 for 23k miles now. I can only really speak for the C14, but with Angel GTs on it, it has absolutely no problems keeping up with much lighter bikes in the...
Forum: Road warriors 06-04-2014, 12:47 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 2,597
Posted By LoneTraveler
Compared to a BMW it is. Valve adjust is a costly...

Compared to a BMW it is. Valve adjust is a costly procedure on most bikes but one on this that can be extended to quite a long interval. Many, many owners have gone 25k miles+ with no change in the...
Forum: Road warriors 06-02-2014, 08:31 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 2,597
Posted By LoneTraveler
I have a 2012 Concours 14. I've ridden this bike...

I have a 2012 Concours 14. I've ridden this bike almost 22k miles in the past 15 months and it has been a dream to own and ride. Maintenance is cheap, and the power is mind-blowing.

If you get a...
Forum: Road warriors 04-20-2014, 09:21 PM
Replies: 2,093
Views: 325,459
Posted By LoneTraveler
Got 11k out of the last set of Angel GTs. They...

Got 11k out of the last set of Angel GTs. They worked very well under all conditions too. No complaints. Sticking with these for now. Might try Michelins at some point, but coming from a C10 and...
Forum: Road warriors 03-27-2014, 08:16 PM
Replies: 107
Views: 10,050
Posted By LoneTraveler
I'd nominate the VFR800 for street duty, and the...

I'd nominate the VFR800 for street duty, and the KLR 650 if you're on rougher terrain. First-gen Concours is on that list too, since I commuted into Manhattan every day for a year and a half with...
Forum: Northeast - Greater Flugistan and home of the carpet baggers. 03-27-2014, 07:42 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 402
Posted By LoneTraveler
Depending on the time of day, take NJTP to Exit...

Depending on the time of day, take NJTP to Exit 9, to Rt 1 South. You can catch all greens down it if you time it right. Traffic can get quite bad at rush hour though. Run that down to 295 South.
...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 03-24-2014, 10:17 AM
Replies: 63
Views: 5,223
Posted By LoneTraveler
I've never felt more free than when I'm on my...

I've never felt more free than when I'm on my bike. I don't think about the bad things in life. I don't think about my past and all the pain it brought me. I just focus on the ride, the road ahead,...
Forum: Road warriors 03-20-2014, 11:27 PM
Replies: 188
Views: 19,032
Posted By LoneTraveler
I've never understood brand hate. It's so petty....

I've never understood brand hate. It's so petty. Brand snobbery too. The best bike isn't what the magazines or some creep from NorCal tell us. It's whatever fits the job at hand, or fulfills a desire...
Forum: Road warriors 03-18-2014, 09:08 PM
Replies: 2,093
Views: 325,459
Posted By LoneTraveler
Yes, motorcycles are exempt.

Yes, motorcycles are exempt.
Forum: Road warriors 03-18-2014, 12:44 PM
Replies: 188
Views: 19,032
Posted By LoneTraveler
I've had both generations of the Concours, and I...

I've had both generations of the Concours, and I can honestly say it is by far the best value for money. I've ridden every sport-tourer on the market at least twice, and I always come back to the...
Forum: Road warriors 03-18-2014, 11:59 AM
Replies: 2,093
Views: 325,459
Posted By LoneTraveler
At just ~5 weeks short of my 30th birthday, I'd...

At just ~5 weeks short of my 30th birthday, I'd consider this to no longer be just "an old man bike" haha! :rofl

My insurance in NJ for a year with full coverage and fairly high limits is $503 for...
Forum: Road warriors 03-04-2014, 05:07 PM
Replies: 2,093
Views: 325,459
Posted By LoneTraveler
Very clever idea but one where I'd want to be...

Very clever idea but one where I'd want to be sure to remove the key knobs when in certain areas...
Forum: Road warriors 11-13-2013, 12:28 PM
Replies: 2,093
Views: 325,459
Posted By LoneTraveler
I rode NJ-Idaho-CA-NJ, over 7k miles, on a...

I rode NJ-Idaho-CA-NJ, over 7k miles, on a standard height Sargent. Absolutely LOVE this seat.

Best range I've gotten so far was about 250 miles to a tank.
Forum: Road warriors 10-13-2013, 11:38 AM
Replies: 2,093
Views: 325,459
Posted By LoneTraveler
I'm really surprised at how much of a variance...

I'm really surprised at how much of a variance some folks are getting with the Angel GTs This is my second set. The first, I took off at 3200 miles and they barely look worn (I just wanted an...
Forum: Road warriors 10-08-2013, 03:01 PM
Replies: 2,093
Views: 325,459
Posted By LoneTraveler
I did 7,397 miles in 15 days on my 2012 C14,...

I did 7,397 miles in 15 days on my 2012 C14, earlier this year, for the National in Idaho Falls.

Mods are:
CeeBailey EuroTour windshield
Murph's Bar risers
Sargent saddle
Phil's rack

And...
Forum: Thumpers 09-24-2013, 09:08 PM
Replies: 5,454
Views: 659,406
Posted By LoneTraveler
I've just found a very good deal on a brand new...

I've just found a very good deal on a brand new Terra, and think I might jump on it. Any concerns with KTM taking over, and not being able to get parts in future? I'd still buy one, I just want to...
Forum: Ride reports 09-24-2013, 03:55 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 3,935
Posted By LoneTraveler
The Voyage home - Cuyahoga Falls, OH - North...

The Voyage home - Cuyahoga Falls, OH - North Brunswick, NJ - 430 miles

(Thanks for reading, and for all the kind comments. This was the first time I've written up an RR, so forgive me if I forgot...
Forum: Ride reports 09-17-2013, 01:15 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 3,935
Posted By LoneTraveler
Day fifteen - Hanging with Jimmy - Bettendorf, IA...

Day fifteen - Hanging with Jimmy - Bettendorf, IA to Cuyahoga Falls, OH - 534 miles

Getting to the end of the trip, I had set up an overnight stay with my cousin Jimmy in Cuyahoga Falls, OH. We...
Forum: Ride reports 09-16-2013, 08:21 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 3,935
Posted By LoneTraveler
Day fourteen - Being and Nothingness - Ogalalla,...

Day fourteen - Being and Nothingness - Ogalalla, Nebraska to Bettendorf, Iowa - 628 miles

No offense to anyone who lives there, but I do think Nebraska might be the single most boring place in the...
Forum: Ride reports 09-16-2013, 08:05 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 3,935
Posted By LoneTraveler
Day thirteen - Rocky Mountain riding - Salt Lake...

Day thirteen - Rocky Mountain riding - Salt Lake City to Ogalalla, Nebraska - 737 miles

Utah. What more can I say, really? The western part of the state is the most barren, empty, dead place I'd...
Forum: Ride reports 09-14-2013, 07:46 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 3,935
Posted By LoneTraveler
Thanks for the kind words! Am taking a day off or...

Thanks for the kind words! Am taking a day off or so from writing, to get out and ride today. Will post up the next installment tonight or tomorrow.
Forum: Ride reports 09-13-2013, 03:21 PM
Replies: 73
Views: 9,145
Posted By LoneTraveler
Welcome! Good to have you here! Having just...

Welcome! Good to have you here!

Having just done a similar trip, I'm curious to see what your reactions are to different parts of the country.

:clap
Forum: Ride reports 09-13-2013, 03:17 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 3,935
Posted By LoneTraveler
Day twelve - The Long Ride Home - Oakland, CA to...

Day twelve - The Long Ride Home - Oakland, CA to Salt Lake City, UT - 725 miles

After a quick breakfast, I hit the road at 8am local time, and hopped onto I-80, to head back across Nevada, to stop...
Forum: Pics, pics, pics... 09-12-2013, 02:06 PM
Replies: 1,461
Views: 273,108
Posted By LoneTraveler
I got this picture implicitly for this thread,...

I got this picture implicitly for this thread, about a week and a half ago: Grand Teton National Park

<a href="http://www.flickr.com/photos/christoeuf/9710962038/" title="Grand Tetons by...
Forum: Old's Cool 09-12-2013, 01:11 PM
Replies: 2,807
Views: 840,742
Posted By LoneTraveler
I just sold my 2000 Connie a few months back....

I just sold my 2000 Connie a few months back. They're great bikes. Just be mindful of the carbs and she'll run forever. Mine had 78k on the clock when I sold it.
Forum: Ride reports 09-12-2013, 11:22 AM
Replies: 587
Views: 191,432
Posted By LoneTraveler
All the best plans are laid with the intention...

All the best plans are laid with the intention that something even better might come along. Can't wait to read about your next adventure.
Forum: Ride reports 09-12-2013, 11:19 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 3,935
Posted By LoneTraveler
Intermission - Motivation, the Ride, and why we...

Intermission - Motivation, the Ride, and why we do what we do...

Taking a pause from writing more about the ride, to give some insight into the planning, the motivation, and the desire to just hop...
Forum: Ride reports 09-12-2013, 08:53 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 3,935
Posted By LoneTraveler
Day eleven - Point Reyes National Seashore, and...

Day eleven - Point Reyes National Seashore, and my last day in California.

While hanging out with Gil and Catherine, I was introduced to their friend Paul, who rides a gorgeous ZRX1200. We had...
Forum: Ride reports 09-11-2013, 01:53 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 3,935
Posted By LoneTraveler
Day ten - San Francisco and the Pacific Coast...

Day ten - San Francisco and the Pacific Coast Highway (part one)

On day ten, another friend and co-worked, Allen, wanted to meet up for breakfast as the Café Trieste in North Beach, a lovely...
Forum: Ride reports 09-11-2013, 01:05 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 3,935
Posted By LoneTraveler
Day nine - The Adventure Continues... Day...

Day nine - The Adventure Continues...

Day nine saw me waking up to this incredibly scenic and bucolic view:
<a href="http://www.flickr.com/photos/christoeuf/9699019569/" title="IMG_0577 by...
Forum: Ride reports 09-11-2013, 12:48 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 3,935
Posted By LoneTraveler
Day eight - Ziggy's California Adventure! It...

Day eight - Ziggy's California Adventure!

It has been my dream, since I first threw a leg over a motorcycle, to ride across the United States, from New Jersey to California. For the past 3 years,...
Forum: Ride reports 09-11-2013, 12:20 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 3,935
Posted By LoneTraveler
Day seven - Lava Hot Springs, COG banquet, final...

Day seven - Lava Hot Springs, COG banquet, final day in Idaho Falls.

On my final day in Idaho Falls, I decided to go ride with this fellow named Duane, down through the wind farm again, and to a...
Forum: Ride reports 09-11-2013, 10:13 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 3,935
Posted By LoneTraveler
Thank you for the clarification, will correct the...

Thank you for the clarification, will correct the info.
Forum: Ride reports 09-11-2013, 09:06 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 3,935
Posted By LoneTraveler
Day six - Riding the Tetons On day six, I...

Day six - Riding the Tetons

On day six, I went and rode up to Grand Teton National Park, about 100 miles from our hotel in Idaho Falls. Rt 26 is an incredibly beautiful two-lane road that passes...
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