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Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 05-25-2015, 09:22 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 629
Posted By VFR
Gas is not a problem on any of the roads I...

Gas is not a problem on any of the roads I mentioned and they are all paved. I ride sport bikes and have been on all of them. Cafes in Chinle for sure. I have stopped for snacks & Gatorade but no...
Forum: Vendors 05-24-2015, 06:54 PM
Replies: 1,283
Views: 232,367
Posted By VFR
I just ordered a pad for my VFR. Lot of miles on...

I just ordered a pad for my VFR. Lot of miles on it without one however my butt is getting thinner with old age. Time for some comfort....:clap

Thanks for a good product.
Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 05-22-2015, 05:37 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 629
Posted By VFR
You can catch Indian 15 from 89 out of Flagg but...

You can catch Indian 15 from 89 out of Flagg but it is a little tough to find the exit. The exit is Townsend-Winona Road 394. That turns into Indian 15 Probably easier to catch it off of I40 at...
Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 05-16-2015, 08:03 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 629
Posted By VFR
That's a great road!!! I have run that road from...

That's a great road!!! I have run that road from Indian 6 all the way to Flagstaff. Good pavement & not a lot of traffic. Never had a problem finding gas either. I commonly run the rez back from...
Forum: Ride reports 05-16-2015, 09:30 AM
Replies: 2,915
Views: 1,610,989
Posted By VFR
I'm still following along daily. You guys are...

I'm still following along daily. You guys are living the impossible dream for many of us. I'm envious of course...

There was another ADVer also in Morocco at about the same time you were but...
Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 05-12-2015, 08:55 AM
Replies: 41
Views: 1,237
Posted By VFR
Good to see all you FFs again. Those deals are...

Good to see all you FFs again. Those deals are usually full of the HD bunch, but if that's what it takes to keep the joint open, I'm for it

For any of you that remember the Morro Bay campout, the...
Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 05-07-2015, 07:42 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 1,237
Posted By VFR
So are you gonna be there??? And where is...

So are you gonna be there??? And where is Treadless??? It isn't that far for him.
Forum: Equipment 05-06-2015, 09:24 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,037
Posted By VFR
I run those on my VFR and also on my other bikes...

I run those on my VFR and also on my other bikes when on road trips. Good handling, very good mileage. Also good traction in the wet and doesn't tend to slip in tar snakes. Not prone to cupping in...
Forum: Vendors 05-05-2015, 08:57 PM
Replies: 2,187
Views: 310,235
Posted By VFR
Any idea when in June the 40 liter duffle will be...

Any idea when in June the 40 liter duffle will be in stock? I'm leaving for a month long trip June 18 & one of those would sure be nice to take along.
Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 05-05-2015, 11:32 AM
Replies: 41
Views: 1,237
Posted By VFR
I'm IN!!! Looks like I held out just long enough...

I'm IN!!! Looks like I held out just long enough for you to get a band in....:clap

Actually I was waiting for another guy to commit but he doesn't seem to be able to step up.
Forum: Equipment 05-04-2015, 09:20 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,084
Posted By VFR
It would be except that you don't ride the bike...

It would be except that you don't ride the bike with that on it. The cooking setup folds up and fit into the lid on one of the panniers. The rack on back of the bike is used for holding gear when...
Forum: Equipment 05-01-2015, 07:37 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,084
Posted By VFR
Just saw this thread. Yep, that would be Keith. ...

Just saw this thread. Yep, that would be Keith. I will be camping with him tomorrow.

He sold that bike & now rides a Gold Wing. Probably still has that cooking setup. We talked a couple of...
Forum: Road warriors 04-24-2015, 06:47 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 2,286
Posted By VFR
There is a fellow right in your neighborhood that...

There is a fellow right in your neighborhood that is a great Honda ST mechanic. PM me for his name on ST-Owners. He may possibly know the bike already. He does tech sessions up there from time to...
Forum: Road warriors 04-24-2015, 06:35 PM
Replies: 380
Views: 69,576
Posted By VFR
My '00 Blackbird turned over 50K miles coming...

My '00 Blackbird turned over 50K miles coming back from Tucson late last year. I had thought a couple of times about selling it, but why??? It is a nice ride, except for the poor mileage. Still...
Forum: Road warriors 04-24-2015, 06:27 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 567
Posted By VFR
I think he means that the clock resets when he...

I think he means that the clock resets when he starts the bike. That is usually the symptom of a weak battery or bad grounds. Make sure all are clean & tight.

I did a serious overhaul on my...
Forum: Day Trippin' 03-11-2015, 07:47 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 6,283
Posted By VFR
I've ridden all over North County including...

I've ridden all over North County including Palomar, but I quit riding the tight side because of what you saw. Don't ride up there much anymore but if I do, it's the fast side. Usually just Miatas...
Forum: Road warriors 03-08-2015, 08:12 PM
Replies: 100
Views: 22,492
Posted By VFR
Thanks guys, I'll check those options out.

Thanks guys, I'll check those options out.
Forum: Road warriors 03-05-2015, 09:03 AM
Replies: 100
Views: 22,492
Posted By VFR
I haven't been on this thread in a while so I'm a...

I haven't been on this thread in a while so I'm a bit late here. Tell me about the Speed Triple bars. That is the one remaining thing needed on mine. The bars are a bit too high & the ends are the...
Forum: Equipment 03-03-2015, 04:39 PM
Replies: 69
Views: 5,246
Posted By VFR
I guess that is one of those things we will never...

I guess that is one of those things we will never know the answer to.... Had they been 26" long, I wouldn't have bought them.

Adjustable with the option to leave a section out would be the best...
Forum: Equipment 03-03-2015, 09:40 AM
Replies: 69
Views: 5,246
Posted By VFR
I wondered about that myself. After I posted, I...

I wondered about that myself. After I posted, I went back to see where he got that idea. Yeah, Dusty's pic showed a different length than mine are. So, I looked up on Kelty website--nope, only...
Forum: Equipment 03-01-2015, 10:02 AM
Replies: 69
Views: 5,246
Posted By VFR
I'm not sure I understand here---- I have both &...

I'm not sure I understand here---- I have both & prefer the adjustable....

To be sure, I just got them out to check. Both are the same size broken down, 22". The staff has four sections & the...
Forum: Equipment 02-25-2015, 09:21 PM
Replies: 69
Views: 5,246
Posted By VFR
I too have carried a tarp & poles on several...

I too have carried a tarp & poles on several trips but never set them up. There is a very long tarp thread on this forum with lots of pictures. I posted on it wondering how to set the tarp up. ...
Forum: Equipment 02-25-2015, 09:05 PM
Replies: 225
Views: 21,063
Posted By VFR
Extremely interesting thread here. I was very...

Extremely interesting thread here. I was very intrigued by HAM radio as a kid & also when I was in the service. Studied a bit but never took the test.

Fast forward.....After reading a bit on...
Forum: Equipment 02-25-2015, 08:53 PM
Replies: 182
Views: 24,861
Posted By VFR
I have a Catoma Falcon that I carried for a...

I have a Catoma Falcon that I carried for a couple of years. At the time it was the shortest packed length & lightest weight tent they had. Great tent. I tied it and my Kermit onto the duffle. ...
Forum: Road warriors 02-25-2015, 08:24 PM
Replies: 95
Views: 12,237
Posted By VFR
I put a Yamaha R1 regulator on mine some years...

I put a Yamaha R1 regulator on mine some years ago. Still working great and on the original stator with 106K miles on it.

Put one on the Blackbird & also Tiger 1050. Same one Eastern Beaver...
Forum: Road warriors 02-25-2015, 08:18 PM
Replies: 100
Views: 22,492
Posted By VFR
I just tried it using your link & it worked fine....

I just tried it using your link & it worked fine. Haven't been on there for a bit myself.
Forum: Road warriors 02-24-2015, 07:40 PM
Replies: 60
Views: 11,309
Posted By VFR
Tell me more about this mod. I have a Tiger 1050...

Tell me more about this mod. I have a Tiger 1050 and would like to have the bars about an inch lower. My other bikes are all sport bikes & I really like a bit of forward lean. The angle on the...
Forum: Vendors 02-20-2015, 07:05 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,846
Posted By VFR
Didn't they have a distributor in the Atlanta...

Didn't they have a distributor in the Atlanta area? Last time I bought a chain at Drive Systems, they were looking to be a dealer.
Forum: Vendors 02-16-2015, 07:00 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,846
Posted By VFR
I have been using Scottoilers on my bikes for...

I have been using Scottoilers on my bikes for years. First thing I do to the bike when I get it. I tried using moly chain lube on my Triumph Tiger 1050 when I got it but it was a pain & the chain...
Forum: Vendors 02-13-2015, 08:00 PM
Replies: 1,844
Views: 254,916
Posted By VFR
Received my new Hydrapak today. Fast service. ...

Received my new Hydrapak today. Fast service. Thanks a bunch.
Forum: Vendors 02-12-2015, 08:27 PM
Replies: 1,844
Views: 254,916
Posted By VFR
Aaaaaggggghhhh!!!! Here I was, thinking I might...

Aaaaaggggghhhh!!!! Here I was, thinking I might actually have rack loops, as I have both a US5 & a US10. But Noooo, they are the old ones without them...

Curses, Foiled again. Oh well.... :lol3
Forum: Vendors 02-09-2015, 06:54 PM
Replies: 1,844
Views: 254,916
Posted By VFR
Just ordered my replacement reservoir. I figured...

Just ordered my replacement reservoir. I figured out a way to make the pack attachment work without having to buy more parts. Doesn't mean I won't need them in the future though....
Forum: Vendors 02-09-2015, 06:34 PM
Replies: 91
Views: 10,902
Posted By VFR
What is all of that white stuff in the...

What is all of that white stuff in the background???:huh :lol3

I finally got the soft rack attached to my bike. It extended clear out to the end of the tail section so not chance of attaching...
Forum: Vendors 02-06-2015, 07:10 PM
Replies: 1,844
Views: 254,916
Posted By VFR
I can't wrap the attachment strap around the...

I can't wrap the attachment strap around the subframe because it ends there & is solid. No way really to attach anything except with bungees to the fender lip. Not a problem for a long time because...
Forum: Vendors 02-05-2015, 09:24 PM
Replies: 91
Views: 10,902
Posted By VFR
Fast Action!!! I received my order today with a...

Fast Action!!! I received my order today with a little something extra. Won't have the time to try it for at least a couple of days.

The VFR has fender sides that extend down so I worry about...
Forum: Vendors 02-05-2015, 09:01 PM
Replies: 1,844
Views: 254,916
Posted By VFR
Thanks Mike. I was about to order a new...

Thanks Mike. I was about to order a new reservoir for my R3 when I saw what traveltoad posted. I have been looking for a way to attach bags like the US 20 or others to the back of the VFR. I can...
Forum: Vendors 02-02-2015, 07:43 PM
Replies: 91
Views: 10,902
Posted By VFR
I just ordered what I think will be enough to get...

I just ordered what I think will be enough to get the job done. I was thinking the way you posted would be the best/only way to attach the rear straps. There are some strap mounts from Kriega that...
Forum: Equipment 02-01-2015, 08:06 PM
Replies: 351
Views: 85,841
Posted By VFR
Exactly!!! I prefer the LIN3 to the TIR3 for...

Exactly!!! I prefer the LIN3 to the TIR3 for that same reason. And I mount mine the same way. :deal
Forum: Vendors 02-01-2015, 06:33 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 701
Posted By VFR
I've bought from them a couple of times. Very...

I've bought from them a couple of times. Very good prices and fast service. Both orders were for Wolfman products & I did notice that they were drop shipped. Much less expensive from CO to SoCal...
Forum: Vendors 02-01-2015, 06:26 PM
Replies: 1,844
Views: 254,916
Posted By VFR
Thanks Aaron. I never would have found these. ...

Thanks Aaron. I never would have found these. Any idea what the id is on the loop washer?? I need the to fit an M8 bolt.
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