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Forum: Equipment Today, 03:24 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 726
Posted By CharlestonADV
I bought Eagle Mike's 'Quick Jack'. It works...

I bought Eagle Mike's 'Quick Jack'. It works great on my KLR.
Forum: Ride reports 05-23-2015, 07:20 AM
Replies: 120
Views: 23,894
Posted By CharlestonADV
Speaking of hammers and motorcycles...I believe...

Speaking of hammers and motorcycles...I believe it was RTWdoug who said...' If you can't fix it with a hammer it must be electrical'.
Forum: Equipment 05-19-2015, 05:52 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 510
Posted By CharlestonADV
Check out the Eureka Tetragon line. They are easy...

Check out the Eureka Tetragon line. They are easy to set up, well made, and very reasonably priced.
Forum: Ride reports 05-12-2015, 08:48 AM
Replies: 269
Views: 46,739
Posted By CharlestonADV
You might be confusing George Barber with Skip...

You might be confusing George Barber with Skip Barber. George owned a large dairy business and built the museum and Barber Motorsports Park. Skip was the racer, started the performance driving...
Forum: Equipment 05-10-2015, 05:40 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,011
Posted By CharlestonADV
Lots of riders use their phone as a GPS. I prefer...

Lots of riders use their phone as a GPS. I prefer my Android smartphone (unless I can't get a signal) over my Garmin.
Forum: Ride reports 05-08-2015, 05:43 AM
Replies: 3,361
Views: 932,680
Posted By CharlestonADV
The question you have to answer is: 'how does...

The question you have to answer is: 'how does what you offer build brand equity?'. I doubt that BMW NA would find a compelling business reason to sponsor you for a speaking tour. You might want to...
Forum: Ride reports 05-07-2015, 04:36 AM
Replies: 796
Views: 241,275
Posted By CharlestonADV
In a word...long rides are about 'discovery'.

In a word...long rides are about 'discovery'.
Forum: Equipment 05-05-2015, 06:08 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,083
Posted By CharlestonADV
I haven't had a cooking fire...whether at home or...

I haven't had a cooking fire...whether at home or while camping. BUT, I certainly know people who have.
Forum: Ride reports 05-05-2015, 05:53 AM
Replies: 796
Views: 241,275
Posted By CharlestonADV
+1...I've managed my life in a similar way and...

+1...I've managed my life in a similar way and things have worked out quite well. I have a home, family, comfortable retirement... and, I've still been able to travel extensively and enjoy a few...
Forum: Equipment 05-02-2015, 08:18 PM
Replies: 113
Views: 15,423
Posted By CharlestonADV
That's about the time the Floridians are heading...

That's about the time the Floridians are heading north.:ricky
Forum: Equipment 05-02-2015, 11:39 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,083
Posted By CharlestonADV
Seems like a huge waste of valuable storage...

Seems like a huge waste of valuable storage space... not to mention the potential for a cooking fire becoming a bike fire.:kboom
Forum: Equipment 04-29-2015, 06:44 PM
Replies: 69
Views: 4,631
Posted By CharlestonADV
Freshly ground beans from Charleston Roasters...

Freshly ground beans from Charleston Roasters with a brown paper cone drip.
Forum: Ride reports 04-29-2015, 05:14 PM
Replies: 3,361
Views: 932,680
Posted By CharlestonADV
Speaking of damage to the welder...I wondered...

Speaking of damage to the welder...I wondered what damage the welding did to the bike's electronics.
Forum: Equipment 04-26-2015, 11:46 AM
Replies: 1,733
Views: 924,403
Posted By CharlestonADV
My Ultimate looks like the original version of...

My Ultimate looks like the original version of the Tilley. It is 100% USA made with USA materials. I previously had an 'unsinkable' Tilley that blew of in Toronto harbor...and I watched it sink off...
Forum: Equipment 04-26-2015, 10:58 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 783
Posted By CharlestonADV
I installed a Seahorse case and used nylon...

I installed a Seahorse case and used nylon washers to fill up the space.
Forum: Equipment 04-25-2015, 08:07 AM
Replies: 1,733
Views: 924,403
Posted By CharlestonADV
My 'Ultimate Original' hat. I've worn it when...

My 'Ultimate Original' hat. I've worn it when sailing, hiking, and a 200 mile pilgrim walk across Spain. It is over 20 years old and is always part of my gear for long motorcycle trips.
Forum: Equipment 04-24-2015, 06:45 AM
Replies: 113
Views: 15,423
Posted By CharlestonADV
I recently bought a 2014 Road King. The...

I recently bought a 2014 Road King. The saddlebags on the new touring H-Ds can be easily opened and accessed even while seated on the bike. I carry a Glock 45 acp on the right side in a small gear...
Forum: Equipment 04-23-2015, 03:11 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 2,081
Posted By CharlestonADV
I'm not surprised by the discontinuation of the...

I'm not surprised by the discontinuation of the Transit. It is essentially twice the price of the Roadcrafter...and, the Roadcrafter offers considerable custom tailoring options not available for the...
Forum: Equipment 04-18-2015, 05:43 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 471
Posted By CharlestonADV
I have a one gallon Rotopax and carry it flat in...

I have a one gallon Rotopax and carry it flat in the Seahorse top box on my KLR...no leaks.
Forum: Day Trippin' 04-12-2015, 04:04 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 4,762
Posted By CharlestonADV
Enjoyed your report.:thumb Brought back memories...

Enjoyed your report.:thumb Brought back memories of riding the English countryside. Twenty five years ago I moved from New York to Nottingham with three suitcases and a Yamaha SRX600. Loved riding in...
Forum: Day Trippin' 04-12-2015, 03:39 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,472
Posted By CharlestonADV
Looks like a fun ride. :thumb

Looks like a fun ride. :thumb
Forum: Equipment 04-11-2015, 06:03 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 383
Posted By CharlestonADV
Might want to give Kendon a call: (714) 630-7144

Might want to give Kendon a call:
(714) 630-7144
Forum: Equipment 04-11-2015, 05:09 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,268
Posted By CharlestonADV
I'd go with two Rotopax containers for two...

I'd go with two Rotopax containers for two reasons:
1. Less of an issue if a container gets damaged and springs a leak (ie: not having all eggs in one basket)
2. Better flexibility. On some trips...
Forum: Equipment 04-10-2015, 11:44 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 3,452
Posted By CharlestonADV
+1...switched to soft bags for this very reason....

+1...switched to soft bags for this very reason. Big cans on a dual sport are terribly overrated.
Forum: Equipment 04-05-2015, 04:29 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 3,336
Posted By CharlestonADV
I'd never sell a retired helmet. My old helmets...

I'd never sell a retired helmet. My old helmets are destroyed.
Forum: Ride reports 03-31-2015, 02:47 PM
Replies: 171
Views: 49,765
Posted By CharlestonADV
I've enjoyed reading much of what you've posted....

I've enjoyed reading much of what you've posted. I must say, however, that this statement is the best so far. It captures the essence of motorcycling for so many of us...regardless of the make or...
Forum: Ride reports 03-30-2015, 07:21 AM
Replies: 2,915
Views: 1,610,293
Posted By CharlestonADV
The pun-ishment one must endure to follow this...

The pun-ishment one must endure to follow this thread.
Forum: Equipment 03-28-2015, 03:21 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 2,827
Posted By CharlestonADV
I've been riding for a lot of years throughout...

I've been riding for a lot of years throughout the USA (and Canada) and my various helmets have never been inspected for compliance...even when stopped for traffic violations.
Forum: Equipment 03-27-2015, 06:56 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 2,250
Posted By CharlestonADV
I've worn black helmets for years before...

I've worn black helmets for years before switching to grey/silver without concern for the heat issue. After researching yellow and the implications of different lighting conditions, I recently bought...
Forum: Equipment 03-27-2015, 06:44 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 3,550
Posted By CharlestonADV
Water, fuel, and your choice of a...

Water, fuel, and your choice of a 9mm/40s&w/45acp.
Forum: Ride reports 03-09-2015, 02:40 PM
Replies: 2,915
Views: 1,610,293
Posted By CharlestonADV
I'm not sure where it happened... but, somewhere...

I'm not sure where it happened... but, somewhere this ride report became one of the truly epic journeys.:thumb:thumb
Forum: Ride reports 03-07-2015, 04:27 PM
Replies: 1,513
Views: 494,752
Posted By CharlestonADV
FWIW...beautiful riding in the Peak District....

FWIW...beautiful riding in the Peak District. Lincolnshire is like Iowa.
Forum: Ride reports 03-01-2015, 10:23 AM
Replies: 56
Views: 10,635
Posted By CharlestonADV
Enjoyed reading your report. :thumb

Enjoyed reading your report. :thumb
Forum: Ride reports 02-27-2015, 02:17 PM
Replies: 2,915
Views: 1,610,293
Posted By CharlestonADV
Glad that Neda is on the mend.:rilla

Glad that Neda is on the mend.:rilla
Forum: Equipment 02-26-2015, 05:43 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 2,308
Posted By CharlestonADV
I've ridden in 49 states and have never been...

I've ridden in 49 states and have never been checked for helmet DOT compliance. Obviously, some states don't require helmets.
Forum: Equipment 02-24-2015, 11:12 AM
Replies: 120
Views: 14,454
Posted By CharlestonADV
Last summer I used a Ram X-mount on my KLR...

Last summer I used a Ram X-mount on my KLR throughout a 6,000 mile ride with no problems.
Forum: Ride reports 02-20-2015, 04:44 PM
Replies: 769
Views: 190,648
Posted By CharlestonADV
What an awesome journey! Congratulations:clap

What an awesome journey! Congratulations:clap
Forum: Ride reports 02-14-2015, 02:14 PM
Replies: 375
Views: 53,646
Posted By CharlestonADV
I've owned a Versys and now have a KLR...the...

I've owned a Versys and now have a KLR...the hybrid has got to be a terrific motorcycle.
Forum: Equipment 02-10-2015, 12:08 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 3,412
Posted By CharlestonADV
There's nothing like experience to teach us how...

There's nothing like experience to teach us how to pack for motorcycle travel.
Forum: Equipment 02-10-2015, 11:57 AM
Replies: 58
Views: 4,343
Posted By CharlestonADV
While working in DC I found the one-piece RC to...

While working in DC I found the one-piece RC to be a fantastic year-round commuting suit. For touring, however, I much prefer the two-piece RC. In addition to being able to remove the jacket at rest...
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