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Forum: Ride reports Yesterday, 05:19 PM
Replies: 170
Views: 21,168
Posted By CharlestonADV
Zip tie? Para cord? Duck/duct tape? No....you...

Zip tie? Para cord? Duck/duct tape? No....you used a beaded chain.:lol3
Forum: Equipment 10-22-2014, 02:53 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,803
Posted By CharlestonADV
The colder it is the more I layer up: 1. Long...

The colder it is the more I layer up:
1. Long underwear, socks, & buff as a hat.
2. Silk bag liner.
3. Breathable bivy bag (mates with sleeping bag zippers).
I have also used the bivy bag when I...
Forum: Ride reports 10-22-2014, 08:41 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 519
Posted By CharlestonADV
I avoid long rides with tight schedules. They...

I avoid long rides with tight schedules. They suck. They suck even more when $hit happens. Much prefer a looser itinerary within the available time.
Forum: Ride reports 10-22-2014, 08:05 AM
Replies: 130
Views: 26,126
Posted By CharlestonADV
Prescott to Jerome on 89A is one of my favorite...

Prescott to Jerome on 89A is one of my favorite rides. Stayed at the Jerome hotel last year on my trip to Montana. Liked it much better than lodging options in Sedona.
Forum: Equipment 10-21-2014, 05:21 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 3,909
Posted By CharlestonADV
Aerostich makes a stealth version of their...

Aerostich makes a stealth version of their Roadcrafter... no reflective stuff and endorsed by the NAN (National Association of Ninjas).
Forum: Equipment 10-20-2014, 06:04 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 3,909
Posted By CharlestonADV
Bought a white Shoei RF1200 and usually wear a...

Bought a white Shoei RF1200 and usually wear a two-piece Road crafter with hi-viz ballistic areas on the jacket and hi-viz pants. I'm told that the helmet is much more visible at night than the...
Forum: Equipment 10-19-2014, 12:18 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 763
Posted By CharlestonADV
I've owned a number of different motorcycle...

I've owned a number of different motorcycle brands and all have had speedometers that read higher than actual speeds (as measured against GPS and/or timed distance traveled). However, the odometer...
Forum: Ride reports 10-18-2014, 11:25 AM
Replies: 483
Views: 97,274
Posted By CharlestonADV
Wow...:dizave

Wow...:dizave
Forum: Ride reports 10-16-2014, 07:02 AM
Replies: 483
Views: 97,274
Posted By CharlestonADV
I'm among the rather large group of former BMW...

I'm among the rather large group of former BMW owners who miss their old 'air head'. After trading a R100RT in for a R1100RT...I realized how much the simplicity and elegance of the old bike meant to...
Forum: Ride reports 10-15-2014, 04:14 PM
Replies: 1,510
Views: 226,228
Posted By CharlestonADV
RainX can damage some plastic face shields and...

RainX can damage some plastic face shields and scratch resistant coatings. Shouldn't use this stuff unless confident that it is OK.
Forum: Ride reports 10-13-2014, 03:10 PM
Replies: 581
Views: 154,850
Posted By CharlestonADV
With each passing year my post-trip melancholy...

With each passing year my post-trip melancholy seems to last longer. I've discovered,however, that the best tonic for snapping right out of it is starting a plan for a new adventure.
Forum: Ride reports 10-10-2014, 08:02 PM
Replies: 1,510
Views: 226,228
Posted By CharlestonADV
I stopped there on my way home after the BMW MOA...

I stopped there on my way home after the BMW MOA rally in St. Paul. Ended up spending $$$.:eek1
Forum: Ride reports 10-10-2014, 07:39 AM
Replies: 1,510
Views: 226,228
Posted By CharlestonADV
Hope all goes well for you across Hwy 2. Wouldn't...

Hope all goes well for you across Hwy 2. Wouldn't be my choice for traveling across Montana.:eek1
Forum: Ride reports 10-09-2014, 07:27 AM
Replies: 483
Views: 97,274
Posted By CharlestonADV
Current BMW owners seem to be in blind denial...

Current BMW owners seem to be in blind denial when encountering anything less than praise for their revered brand. As a result, folks facing real issues are often denied the opportunity to share...
Forum: Ride reports 10-09-2014, 06:56 AM
Replies: 2,370
Views: 1,225,583
Posted By CharlestonADV
Thanks for the tour of Rome. You should be...

Thanks for the tour of Rome. You should be writing the material for Rick Steves.:clap
Forum: Ride reports 10-07-2014, 06:41 PM
Replies: 483
Views: 97,274
Posted By CharlestonADV
Unfortunately, Honda doesn't build the final...

Unfortunately, Honda doesn't build the final drives for BMW.:nod
Forum: Ride reports 10-07-2014, 05:51 PM
Replies: 138
Views: 10,036
Posted By CharlestonADV
I'm in for the journey.:ear

I'm in for the journey.:ear
Forum: Ride reports 10-07-2014, 03:40 PM
Replies: 483
Views: 97,274
Posted By CharlestonADV
Good point. The OP could have been faced with a...

Good point. The OP could have been faced with a final drive failure. BTW, a guy on a Sportster carried a spare drive belt. He finished third in the 2007 IRB...and didn't need to use the belt.
Forum: Ride reports 10-07-2014, 06:48 AM
Replies: 110
Views: 19,216
Posted By CharlestonADV
Enjoyed following along on your trip. A good...

Enjoyed following along on your trip. A good credit line can be really useful when adventure riding...don't leave home without it.:D
Forum: Ride reports 10-06-2014, 02:36 PM
Replies: 483
Views: 97,274
Posted By CharlestonADV
. Gee, Phogman, your post makes you seem a wee...

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Gee, Phogman, your post makes you seem a wee bit sensitive. Don't know about*the*inferences... but this thread does invoke memories from some folks about issues of imperfection from 'the ultimate...
Forum: Ride reports 10-06-2014, 07:26 AM
Replies: 483
Views: 97,274
Posted By CharlestonADV
+1...I've found that this is a common opinion...

+1...I've found that this is a common opinion among former long-term BMW riders. The airheads built BMW's reputation of reliability.

FWIW, I've owned two airheads and two oilheads and attended...
Forum: Equipment 10-04-2014, 02:10 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,150
Posted By CharlestonADV
Looks like you've got the side tabs extremely...

Looks like you've got the side tabs extremely tight. Loosen them up and the suit might fit better.
FWIW, I'm on my second Roadcrafter and know several other riders who wear this suit. Haven'seen...
Forum: Ride reports 10-03-2014, 07:14 AM
Replies: 1,510
Views: 226,228
Posted By CharlestonADV
+1...this is the main reason why I prefer to plan...

+1...this is the main reason why I prefer to plan my long distance rides as a loop. One of my worst near accident moments occurred a couple of miles from home when I almost got whacked in an...
Forum: Trip Planning 10-02-2014, 09:29 AM
Replies: 158
Views: 19,644
Posted By CharlestonADV
I know a guy with a mechanical engineering...

I know a guy with a mechanical engineering degree. He took a couple of years off to 'experience life' before getting into the career 'grind'. When he eventually decided it was time to find a job in...
Forum: Trip Planning 09-26-2014, 10:06 AM
Replies: 158
Views: 19,644
Posted By CharlestonADV
There's a huge difference between something like...

There's a huge difference between something like a month or two month long ride to Alaska and a RTW journey. A few multi-week trips should give a rider some idea of whether or not they've got the...
Forum: Ride reports 09-26-2014, 09:55 AM
Replies: 483
Views: 97,274
Posted By CharlestonADV
FWIW, Cycles, I usually give myself a break from...

FWIW, Cycles, I usually give myself a break from riding (even when everything went well) after a multi-week trip. In fact, it usually takes a while before I'm even motivated to clean off the bugs.
Forum: Ride reports 09-24-2014, 05:37 PM
Replies: 483
Views: 97,274
Posted By CharlestonADV
Terrific non-ride report. Glad all worked out in...

Terrific non-ride report. Glad all worked out in the end.
BTW, I put radial automobile tires on my Kendon single. It pulls much smoother. The stock trailer tires were terrible.
Forum: Ride reports 09-22-2014, 04:58 PM
Replies: 2,370
Views: 1,225,583
Posted By CharlestonADV
Toured the Ducati facility in 2012 while visiting...

Toured the Ducati facility in 2012 while visiting my daughter and son-in-law in Bologna. Announcement had just been made about their acquisition by Audi. Doesn't appear that much has changed in two...
Forum: Equipment 09-21-2014, 05:42 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,175
Posted By CharlestonADV
Actually, the use of technology in motorcycles...

Actually, the use of technology in motorcycles has changed. We see an ever increasing array of electronic functions running on more complex systems using low cost components. As a result we begin to...
Forum: Equipment 09-21-2014, 03:39 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,175
Posted By CharlestonADV
I don't see any Harleys listed in your...

I don't see any Harleys listed in your profile.:hmmmmm
Forum: Equipment 09-21-2014, 08:23 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,175
Posted By CharlestonADV
Unfortunately, 'technology' seems to be the cause...

Unfortunately, 'technology' seems to be the cause of many problems with modern motorcycles.
Forum: Equipment 09-20-2014, 04:01 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,175
Posted By CharlestonADV
While Rugers might lack the refined elegance of...

While Rugers might lack the refined elegance of vintage production Colts and Smiths...they have an outstanding reputation for reliable service. Only issue with the SP101 for concealed carry is...
Forum: Trip Planning 09-20-2014, 11:14 AM
Replies: 158
Views: 19,644
Posted By CharlestonADV
IMO, The only way to know if you are a traveler...

IMO, The only way to know if you are a traveler is to travel. It's somewhat ludicrous to discuss the pros/cons of giving up a career (or even a good job) without knowing if you have the mental and...
Forum: Ride reports 09-19-2014, 12:08 PM
Replies: 2,370
Views: 1,225,583
Posted By CharlestonADV
You guys rock.:wings

You guys rock.:wings
Forum: Ride reports 09-18-2014, 08:36 PM
Replies: 252
Views: 39,179
Posted By CharlestonADV
Good luck with your journey. Shout if you get to...

Good luck with your journey. Shout if you get to Charleston and want to experience southern hospitality.
Forum: Trip Planning 09-14-2014, 06:07 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 4,934
Posted By CharlestonADV
In addition to the tips already posted you might...

In addition to the tips already posted you might want to think about your riding style. Anyone who has followed this forum for very long has witnessed numerous self-induced problems caused by...
Forum: Ride reports 09-14-2014, 08:23 AM
Replies: 51
Views: 4,940
Posted By CharlestonADV
Yep...as a matter of fact there were a number of...

Yep...as a matter of fact there were a number of riders on less than ultimate riding machines.
After 'installing' an ADV sticker, one of the first things I did with the KLR was replace the stock...
Forum: Ride reports 09-13-2014, 10:56 AM
Replies: 483
Views: 97,274
Posted By CharlestonADV
FWIW, I've seen 'peg to peg towing' work quite...

FWIW, I've seen 'peg to peg towing' work quite well. One end of tow strap attached to right peg of tow bike and other end wrapped a couple of times around the towed bike's left peg. Towed rider holds...
Forum: Ride reports 09-13-2014, 02:37 AM
Replies: 51
Views: 4,940
Posted By CharlestonADV
Hey Little Bike. So sorry to hear about your...

Hey Little Bike. So sorry to hear about your broken leg...but, glad that you are able to ride now. This summer I left the trailer and GF at home and rode the KLR to Colorado. Love riding the Rockies....
Forum: Ride reports 09-11-2014, 09:17 AM
Replies: 110
Views: 19,216
Posted By CharlestonADV
My guess is the KTM doesn't make it. :wink:

My guess is the KTM doesn't make it. :wink:
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