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Forum: Ride reports 03-21-2015, 08:57 AM
Replies: 45
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Posted By Hondarider
I've been thinking about a trip out to CA...I...

I've been thinking about a trip out to CA...I think you'd be happy picking over my GSA, but maybe I'll pick up some Ohlins for the trip.
Forum: Ride reports 03-21-2015, 08:50 AM
Replies: 45
Views: 4,874
Posted By Hondarider
Yeah...I started to get suspicious when LaDue...

Yeah...I started to get suspicious when LaDue would shop for bikes and farkles on the net and then send me the links with recommendations on why I should buy them. He seems a little too vested in my...
Forum: Ride reports 03-21-2015, 08:00 AM
Replies: 45
Views: 4,874
Posted By Hondarider
I suppose its time to start putting this thing...

I suppose its time to start putting this thing back together. I probably should have ordered the service manual so I can get all the torque values correct.
Forum: Ride reports 03-21-2015, 07:41 AM
Replies: 45
Views: 4,874
Posted By Hondarider
They also provide a set-up sheet with some...

They also provide a set-up sheet with some pertinent data...
Forum: Ride reports 03-21-2015, 07:21 AM
Replies: 45
Views: 4,874
Posted By Hondarider
The downside is that it cost me $150 to ship one...

The downside is that it cost me $150 to ship one way and nearly as much for the trip back...YIKES! That was the first indicator that this might be a costly undertaking. I've owned a lot of...
Forum: Ride reports 03-21-2015, 07:08 AM
Replies: 45
Views: 4,874
Posted By Hondarider
The rear shock fit perfectly in a pistol case. ...

The rear shock fit perfectly in a pistol case. It also made the trip without any issues.
Forum: Ride reports 03-21-2015, 07:07 AM
Replies: 45
Views: 4,874
Posted By Hondarider
I apologize for the long delay. I've been...

I apologize for the long delay. I've been farting around the garage for a couple weeks and not doing anything particularly noteworthy (as if any of this is noteworthy) so I hadn't posted any...
Forum: Ride reports 01-12-2015, 10:22 AM
Replies: 45
Views: 4,874
Posted By Hondarider
Those bars were already way taller and wider than...

Those bars were already way taller and wider than the stock Honda bars. I was already completely out of slack and the cables were not being routed through the OEM locations. With the Rox Risers...
Forum: Ride reports 01-10-2015, 07:36 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 4,874
Posted By Hondarider
I'm thinking of routing the cables like this, but...

I'm thinking of routing the cables like this, but I'm concerned about pinching or binding when I turn the bars.
Forum: Ride reports 01-10-2015, 07:26 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 4,874
Posted By Hondarider
ANother pic...not a good one, but a pic...

ANother pic...not a good one, but a pic nonetheless...
Forum: Ride reports 01-10-2015, 07:24 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 4,874
Posted By Hondarider
Finally had a little time to tinker in the garage...

Finally had a little time to tinker in the garage tonight on my XR. I'm installing the 2" risers from Rox, and the height feels just about perfect, but I've run out of throttle cable length. The...
Forum: Ride reports 01-04-2015, 07:18 AM
Replies: 124
Views: 17,293
Posted By Hondarider
This previously scheduled tale of man's epic...

This previously scheduled tale of man's epic struggle against nature is temporarily postponed while I try to reinstall the dashboard into a previously unscathed automobile.
...
Forum: Ride reports 01-02-2015, 06:16 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 4,874
Posted By Hondarider
This thread has been stalled while I was waiting...

This thread has been stalled while I was waiting for my next part delivery. These arrived today. Installation to follow.
Forum: Ride reports 01-02-2015, 02:40 PM
Replies: 124
Views: 17,293
Posted By Hondarider
All part of the journey... It probably...

All part of the journey...

It probably would have been a better story if I did get seasick and hurled a huge platter of Digby Scallops and fries all over the Lido deck while Gopher and Julie...
Forum: Ride reports 01-02-2015, 11:13 AM
Replies: 124
Views: 17,293
Posted By Hondarider
The vendor is www.TwoWheelVinyl.com...

The vendor is www.TwoWheelVinyl.com (http://www.TwoWheelVinyl.com) and, if you like this sort of thing, they make a great product. Some of my friends think its dorky like I'm Chevy Chase in a...
Forum: Ride reports 01-01-2015, 06:47 PM
Replies: 124
Views: 17,293
Posted By Hondarider
A voice came over the P.A. system, beckoning us...

A voice came over the P.A. system, beckoning us to the lower deck to prepare for departure. We scrambled down the stairs to don our rain gear and unstrap the bikes. It was raining pretty steadily by...
Forum: Ride reports 01-01-2015, 05:53 PM
Replies: 124
Views: 17,293
Posted By Hondarider
Back in the saloon, a bunch of old people were...

Back in the saloon, a bunch of old people were gathered around a television watching Back to the Future II on VHS. It looked like a scene from a nursing home. I asked Tom if he wanted to go out on...
Forum: Ride reports 01-01-2015, 05:39 PM
Replies: 124
Views: 17,293
Posted By Hondarider
A crew member came by...ostensibly to see if I...

A crew member came by...ostensibly to see if I was going to jump overboard...and I asked him if this was considered rough waters. He laughed and offered up that this was smooth sailing compared to...
Forum: Ride reports 01-01-2015, 02:46 PM
Replies: 124
Views: 17,293
Posted By Hondarider
To exacerbate my concerns further, I ventured...

To exacerbate my concerns further, I ventured forward onto the starboard deck. The rain was cold...the wind was harsh...the motors were loud...and the deck was completely empty. I skated up the...
Forum: Ride reports 01-01-2015, 01:59 PM
Replies: 124
Views: 17,293
Posted By Hondarider
So after a quick nap in the saloon, we set out to...

So after a quick nap in the saloon, we set out to explore the boat further and to grab some food. It was pitch black outside by this point, with a light rain, and the boat was humming along at...
Forum: Ride reports 12-31-2014, 03:32 PM
Replies: 124
Views: 17,293
Posted By Hondarider
If you go back to post #32 on Page 3 of this...

If you go back to post #32 on Page 3 of this thread, you'll see the relatively cheap Sirius automobile unit that I run on the bike. The antenna is on Page 2. Unfortunately, it's not Bluetooth. ...
Forum: Ride reports 12-31-2014, 10:03 AM
Replies: 124
Views: 17,293
Posted By Hondarider
I'm an amateur narcoleptic...I can fall asleep...

I'm an amateur narcoleptic...I can fall asleep almost anywhere in any conditions in very short order...this was a terribly helpful skill in the Army.
Forum: Ride reports 12-31-2014, 09:57 AM
Replies: 124
Views: 17,293
Posted By Hondarider
Tom discovers free WiFi as we try to find a...

Tom discovers free WiFi as we try to find a comfortable spot to recline
Forum: Ride reports 12-31-2014, 09:20 AM
Replies: 124
Views: 17,293
Posted By Hondarider
Leaving the safety of dry land...glad I took a...

Leaving the safety of dry land...glad I took a motion sickness pill...time to find a spot for a nap.
Forum: Ride reports 12-31-2014, 09:14 AM
Replies: 124
Views: 17,293
Posted By Hondarider
There are life vests inside of those...

There are life vests inside of those benches...just saying...
Forum: Ride reports 12-31-2014, 09:10 AM
Replies: 124
Views: 17,293
Posted By Hondarider
Having established the life boat as my point of...

Having established the life boat as my point of reference for the rest of the trip, I felt better about exploring further. There were restauirants fore and aft....a bar or two....movies...
Forum: Ride reports 12-31-2014, 09:05 AM
Replies: 124
Views: 17,293
Posted By Hondarider
Bikes secured, we headed upstairs to explore our...

Bikes secured, we headed upstairs to explore our new mode of transport. It was dawning on me that I've never really gone out this far from land...and I'm not a big fan of the ocean...and that scene...
Forum: Ride reports 12-30-2014, 07:14 PM
Replies: 124
Views: 17,293
Posted By Hondarider
The vehicles were lined up 5 or 6 abreast and...

The vehicles were lined up 5 or 6 abreast and easily 100 yards long. This was one big boat.
Forum: Ride reports 12-30-2014, 07:11 PM
Replies: 124
Views: 17,293
Posted By Hondarider
The sheer mass of Tom's Electraglide caused the...

The sheer mass of Tom's Electraglide caused the ferry to list to one side a bit. He had ditched the chaps and pirate regalia during the long wait for the boat.
Forum: Ride reports 12-30-2014, 07:08 PM
Replies: 124
Views: 17,293
Posted By Hondarider
One strap at two opposite corners was all that...

One strap at two opposite corners was all that they allotted. I hoped that they knew what they were doing.
Forum: Ride reports 12-30-2014, 07:06 PM
Replies: 124
Views: 17,293
Posted By Hondarider
We were still lashing down whn this semi nearly...

We were still lashing down whn this semi nearly rolled right over me...
Forum: Ride reports 12-30-2014, 07:03 PM
Replies: 124
Views: 17,293
Posted By Hondarider
So we hung around the terminal for a couple hours...

So we hung around the terminal for a couple hours as locals and fellow travelers rolled in to join the queue. We chatted with a couple other riders who were headed for home in Nova Scotia after a...
Forum: Ride reports 12-30-2014, 01:50 PM
Replies: 124
Views: 17,293
Posted By Hondarider
If I recall correctly, the Bay of Fundy has one...

If I recall correctly, the Bay of Fundy has one of the biggest tidal swings in the world...something like 35 feet between high tide and low tide...so the ferry terminal is a fairly complex...
Forum: Ride reports 12-30-2014, 01:43 PM
Replies: 124
Views: 17,293
Posted By Hondarider
My first French lesson while killing time waiting...

My first French lesson while killing time waiting for the ferry to arrive from Nova Scotia...little bit cold and windy out here...at least its not raining...
Forum: Ride reports 12-30-2014, 01:35 PM
Replies: 124
Views: 17,293
Posted By Hondarider
Day 1: 550 miles since breakfast

Day 1: 550 miles since breakfast
Forum: Ride reports 12-30-2014, 12:26 PM
Replies: 124
Views: 17,293
Posted By Hondarider
After winding through back streets of Saint John...

After winding through back streets of Saint John for a while...some of them looking a bit destitute...we finally found our way to the ferry dock...with 2.5 hours to spare. It was about 5:30 PM and...
Forum: Ride reports 12-30-2014, 09:05 AM
Replies: 124
Views: 17,293
Posted By Hondarider
We rolled out and pushed east into New Brunswick,...

We rolled out and pushed east into New Brunswick, Canada. We zipped along without any noticeable hindrances until we hit Saint John. We stopped at the welcome center to collect up a few maps and a...
Forum: Ride reports 12-30-2014, 07:24 AM
Replies: 124
Views: 17,293
Posted By Hondarider
I proudly presented my passport to the border...

I proudly presented my passport to the border agent...anxious for the fanfare that must certainly come after all the effort I put into getting it...but there was none. He asked what I was doing,...
Forum: Ride reports 12-30-2014, 06:52 AM
Replies: 124
Views: 17,293
Posted By Hondarider
After a couple more miles with no sign of...

After a couple more miles with no sign of impending police action...no road block...no helicopter...no high speed pursuit...no spike strips...I was utterly shocked. Seemingly, he let me go...though...
Forum: Ride reports 12-30-2014, 06:20 AM
Replies: 45
Views: 4,874
Posted By Hondarider
Thanks! I'll check them out.

Thanks! I'll check them out.
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