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Forum: The Rockies It's all downhill from here... 05-28-2014, 08:38 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,722
Posted By Skitch
More info...

(ALBUQUERQUE, N.M.) -- The victims in a Saturday motorcycle crash have been identified.

The Albuquerque Police Department says the motorcycle driver who died from the crash has been identified as...
Forum: The Rockies It's all downhill from here... 05-26-2014, 08:19 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,722
Posted By Skitch
Rider killed in ABQ

Link to the story:

http://krqe.com/2014/05/25/passenger-in-fatal-crash-remains-in-hospital/

I saw this on the news Saturday night. I hate seeing "accidents" like this. Kind of looked like a...
Forum: Road warriors 05-19-2014, 06:41 PM
Replies: 331
Views: 53,205
Posted By Skitch
Since you've ridden both, can you elaborate on...

Since you've ridden both, can you elaborate on your thoughts of this new VFR vs the 1200 one? I currently run on an '06 VFR (and have owned an ST1100 and ST1300 in the past), and keep hearing the...
Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 02-14-2014, 07:33 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 667
Posted By Skitch
For scenery, how about Saguaro National park? ...

For scenery, how about Saguaro National park? :ear
Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 02-14-2014, 07:29 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 667
Posted By Skitch
Thanks for the info.

Thanks for the info.
Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 02-14-2014, 05:17 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 667
Posted By Skitch
How's the road up Mt Lemmon this time of year?

How's the road up Mt Lemmon this time of year?
Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 02-14-2014, 05:11 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 667
Posted By Skitch
I'll be on the VFR...twistier the better. ...

I'll be on the VFR...twistier the better.
Thanks.
Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 02-14-2014, 04:28 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 667
Posted By Skitch
Good roads around Tucson

I'm headed down to Tucson next week and want to get in some good riding. I'm looking for suggestions of favorite rides/can't miss roads. Been studying the map...it looks promising.
Thanks in...
Forum: Road warriors 02-04-2014, 02:20 PM
Replies: 197
Views: 21,477
Posted By Skitch
I think Honda kept selling 800s in Europe even...

I think Honda kept selling 800s in Europe even after they stopped bringing them to the US (replaced by the 1200)? I think this bike just has a few tweaks...nothing to get too excited about. Too bad.
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 01-26-2014, 09:32 PM
Replies: 97
Views: 7,991
Posted By Skitch
I have the Sena SMH-5FM with the upgraded...

I have the Sena SMH-5FM with the upgraded speakers in my Shoei Neotech. I bought it primarily for bike to bike comms, but have come to enjoy using it for wireless music. I link it via Bluetooth to...
Forum: Road warriors 01-11-2014, 07:43 PM
Replies: 108
Views: 6,872
Posted By Skitch
Making the decision to purchase a second bike is...

Making the decision to purchase a second bike is a slippery slope... I went for years making do with just one "do-it-all" bike, then I sensed a weakness in my wife, and managed to add another. ...
Forum: Ride reports 11-22-2013, 08:06 PM
Replies: 227
Views: 52,935
Posted By Skitch
Once again, great report!

Once again, great report!
Forum: Ride reports 11-21-2013, 08:27 PM
Replies: 214
Views: 70,523
Posted By Skitch
Great pics! Thanks.

Great pics! Thanks.
Forum: Ride reports 11-20-2013, 01:59 PM
Replies: 79
Views: 7,017
Posted By Skitch
Nice report. Thanks for posting.

Nice report. Thanks for posting.
Forum: Road warriors 11-14-2013, 05:46 PM
Replies: 190
Views: 40,934
Posted By Skitch
I've ridden the new FJR and own a 2007 RT. I...

I've ridden the new FJR and own a 2007 RT. I think they are two completely different animals as far as sport tourers go. The FJR has been on my short list since it first debuted, but I always seem...
Forum: Road warriors 11-14-2013, 05:31 PM
Replies: 3,003
Views: 866,022
Posted By Skitch
http://p2m.mbike.com/000/003/690/11593889_d.jpg ...

http://p2m.mbike.com/000/003/690/11593889_d.jpg

I've always liked the look of the V11 Tenni.
Forum: Road warriors 11-08-2013, 08:14 AM
Replies: 995
Views: 158,348
Posted By Skitch
Looks like a nice update. Wonder what they are...

Looks like a nice update. Wonder what they are thinking for a tank bag? I applaud the departure from the rail mount design. Never needed a bag as big (or as expensive) as the OEM bag, but made...
Forum: Asia 10-17-2013, 10:20 AM
Replies: 247
Views: 24,326
Posted By Skitch
I sure do miss those ROK roads. Thanks for...

I sure do miss those ROK roads. Thanks for posting!
Forum: Road warriors 09-02-2013, 08:59 AM
Replies: 2,916
Views: 499,318
Posted By Skitch
A quick question for you ADV VFR owners... ...

A quick question for you ADV VFR owners...

Which VFR specific forum do you like best? I've been checking out VFRworld.com and VFRdiscussion.com. Any other suggestions?

Thanks.
Forum: Road warriors 09-02-2013, 08:15 AM
Replies: 2,916
Views: 499,318
Posted By Skitch
Add me to the list of VFR owners. After years of...

Add me to the list of VFR owners. After years of sitting on my "short list," I found a clean '06 in black with 22k miles, ABS and full OEM luggage. Already put about 500 miles on her, and really...
Forum: Ride reports 07-31-2013, 06:10 PM
Replies: 203
Views: 50,672
Posted By Skitch
Wow! Glad I found this report.

Wow! Glad I found this report.
Forum: Ride reports 07-30-2013, 07:22 PM
Replies: 112
Views: 15,497
Posted By Skitch
Great stuff! Thanks for posting.

Great stuff! Thanks for posting.
Forum: Asia 07-22-2013, 07:00 AM
Replies: 247
Views: 24,326
Posted By Skitch
FYI, Yongsan in Seoul (at the registration...

FYI, Yongsan in Seoul (at the registration office) keeps a list of people looking for free cars. I had a buddy who scored a free one for his unaccompanied tour. It wasn't a great car, but it did...
Forum: Road warriors 07-16-2013, 07:01 PM
Replies: 571
Views: 92,767
Posted By Skitch
Anyone see any comparisons of it to the Honda...

Anyone see any comparisons of it to the Honda Interceptor? I have to think that dollar for dollar, a left over Interceptor might be a better value.
But to be honest, I really like the looks of this...
Forum: Asia 05-24-2013, 08:19 AM
Replies: 247
Views: 24,326
Posted By Skitch
I went over on a one year unaccompanied as an O4...

I went over on a one year unaccompanied as an O4 and I was able to ship my bike as part of my HHGs. I'm AF and got assigned to Osan AB, so not sure if that changes anything, but it should not, as...
Forum: Road warriors 05-20-2013, 08:55 PM
Replies: 2,001
Views: 312,403
Posted By Skitch
Just returned from 4 days in CO, NM and UT on a...

Just returned from 4 days in CO, NM and UT on a new set of PR3s. Put nearly 2k miles on them in all sorts of wx (dry, rain, snow, wind, hot and cold) and all I can say is WOW! Great tires, and a...
Forum: The Rockies It's all downhill from here... 05-05-2013, 10:14 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 913
Posted By Skitch
Good tip. Thanks.

Good tip. Thanks.
Forum: Asia 05-03-2013, 08:10 PM
Replies: 247
Views: 24,326
Posted By Skitch
I went on a one year remote, and I think I was...

I went on a one year remote, and I think I was allowed 10% of the JFTR allowance. I was under with no problem.
Forum: The Rockies It's all downhill from here... 05-03-2013, 12:03 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 913
Posted By Skitch
Thanks for all the inputs. Keep them coming....

Thanks for all the inputs. Keep them coming. Inputs on good eating locations are appreciated as well.
Forum: The Rockies It's all downhill from here... 05-03-2013, 07:16 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 913
Posted By Skitch
Street.

Street.
Forum: The Rockies It's all downhill from here... 05-03-2013, 07:01 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 913
Posted By Skitch
Roads out of Ouray

Looking for suggestions on "can't miss" roads out of Ouray. I'm headed up there for a week with some friends in late may, and while I've ridden up there before (2004), I'm always open to good...
Forum: Asia 05-03-2013, 06:50 AM
Replies: 247
Views: 24,326
Posted By Skitch
I shipped mine as HHG. Obviously, it will count...

I shipped mine as HHG. Obviously, it will count against your total weight, so plan accordingly. You won't regret taking it.
Forum: Asia 04-30-2013, 08:29 AM
Replies: 247
Views: 24,326
Posted By Skitch
I bought a road atlas in the BX at Osan. It was a...

I bought a road atlas in the BX at Osan. It was a little dated (they are building roads like crazy over there), but that and google maps was my friend on long rides. The GPS was really just a backup.
Forum: Asia 04-28-2013, 07:54 PM
Replies: 247
Views: 24,326
Posted By Skitch
I think you are making a good call getting the...

I think you are making a good call getting the F700GS.
You'll register it in Korea as a SOFA vehicle. The process is a little painful, but not too bad. I don't remember any major cost associated...
Forum: Asia 04-28-2013, 06:40 PM
Replies: 247
Views: 24,326
Posted By Skitch
Even though motorcycles are not permitted on the...

Even though motorcycles are not permitted on the expressways/toll roads, some of the secondary highways permit some pretty high speeds.
I think the reason I liked the VStrom in Korea was for the...
Forum: Asia 04-28-2013, 06:29 PM
Replies: 247
Views: 24,326
Posted By Skitch
I brought full Givi luggage for my VStrom, but...

I brought full Givi luggage for my VStrom, but only ever used the top case. I second what is being said here...nice to have a slim bike for manuvering in city traffic (ie lanesplitting).
Forum: Asia 04-24-2013, 11:31 AM
Replies: 247
Views: 24,326
Posted By Skitch
I just got done doing one year in the ROK. I was...

I just got done doing one year in the ROK. I was stationed at Osan AB. Where will you be stationed?
Once you figure out the roads, and where to go, you'll find Korea offers some of the best riding...
Forum: Road warriors 04-11-2013, 07:18 AM
Replies: 2,001
Views: 312,403
Posted By Skitch
Im thinking PR3s too. Running PR2s right now...

Im thinking PR3s too. Running PR2s right now with 6k on them. Front is cupped, but suprisingly rides fine. Going to try to get another 1k out of them. Tried PR3s on a demo a few weeks back and...
Forum: Ride reports 02-15-2013, 07:10 AM
Replies: 323
Views: 129,076
Posted By Skitch
Headed back there in about a month. Plan to...

Headed back there in about a month. Plan to review this write up one more time before the trip. Thanks again for all the details.
Forum: Equipment 12-17-2012, 06:04 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 2,897
Posted By Skitch
Thanks for the comments. I'll still searching...

Thanks for the comments. I'll still searching for the ideal suit. appreciate the inputs!
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