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Forum: Pacific Northwet - Where it's green. And wet. 07-26-2014, 07:21 PM
Replies: 21,393
Views: 1,558,413
Posted By ZaethDekar
hey now, don't push it...

hey now, don't push it...
Forum: Pacific Northwet - Where it's green. And wet. 07-26-2014, 06:59 PM
Replies: 5,426
Views: 278,718
Posted By ZaethDekar
Wahoo!

Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday I will be camping at Farragut State Park. It is mostly a family thing but I will be on my bike and no one in my family rides so looking for some local people to hang out...
Forum: Pacific Northwet - Where it's green. And wet. 07-24-2014, 07:34 AM
Replies: 165
Views: 7,970
Posted By ZaethDekar
So I have recently become single, and have...

So I have recently become single, and have vacation time that will need to be used and if I can get the time off then I will be there. It will be glorious!

Best part is I can zip over after...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 03-14-2014, 09:28 PM
Replies: 106
Views: 8,169
Posted By ZaethDekar
Most days of solo travel I will go a full tank....

Most days of solo travel I will go a full tank. However I have a hydration pack and I will put things in one of my breast pockets to be able to suck or chew on if hungry (granola bars).

If I...
Forum: Pacific Northwet - Where it's green. And wet. 02-07-2014, 08:08 PM
Replies: 111
Views: 6,986
Posted By ZaethDekar
I can't even make it out of my neighborhood. Rain...

I can't even make it out of my neighborhood. Rain tires = no go on snow.
Forum: Pacific Northwet - Where it's green. And wet. 01-30-2014, 06:51 AM
Replies: 111
Views: 6,986
Posted By ZaethDekar
I don't post in the PNW forum often but I am up...

I don't post in the PNW forum often but I am up for dinner, not sure if my girlfriend will be going with me or not. If not I will be on my Versys, if she is with me then I'll be caging.

Hopefully...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 01-30-2014, 06:31 AM
Replies: 2,347
Views: 324,674
Posted By ZaethDekar
Almost would be worth the effort if there is dash...

Almost would be worth the effort if there is dash camera video of it and try to fight it just to prove a point. Granted time and money may not be worth it.
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 01-29-2014, 06:44 AM
Replies: 31,121
Views: 7,543,795
Posted By ZaethDekar
Depends on the bike... Some like it thicker than...

Depends on the bike... Some like it thicker than others, or so I am told... but really it isn't about size.
Forum: Beasts 01-29-2014, 01:10 AM
Replies: 6,564
Views: 1,435,735
Posted By ZaethDekar
So what happens if the valves are tight for too...

So what happens if the valves are tight for too long?
Forum: Beasts 01-25-2014, 04:37 AM
Replies: 46
Views: 2,440
Posted By ZaethDekar
When I bought my first bike the dealer near me...

When I bought my first bike the dealer near me didn't allow test rides. I still bought it, didn't even know I would get approved on it (yeah, i financed it... not my smartest idea and paying way more...
Forum: Beasts 01-25-2014, 04:23 AM
Replies: 10,265
Views: 1,327,330
Posted By ZaethDekar
This is pretty much me in a nutshell, minus...

This is pretty much me in a nutshell, minus having the NTX and using Versys right now.

I don't shy away from gravel and dirt (or snow for that matter) and have been drooling over the NTX since I...
Forum: Beasts 01-23-2014, 07:16 AM
Replies: 6,564
Views: 1,435,735
Posted By ZaethDekar
So what are some regular things to maintain? I...

So what are some regular things to maintain? I know the clutch cable needs work, chain, the valves need adjusted *haven't done that yet* (What happens if you don't adjust them?), I am an...
Forum: Pacific Northwet - Where it's green. And wet. 01-23-2014, 06:29 AM
Replies: 7,392
Views: 388,455
Posted By ZaethDekar
Wallula, WA?

Wallula, WA?
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 01-01-2014, 07:00 AM
Replies: 197
Views: 18,048
Posted By ZaethDekar
I had a new one today. I work at a hotel,...

I had a new one today.

I work at a hotel, and we have a covered area where I always recommend riders to park.

I come in to work a night audit shift and a bike is parked inside the lobby, next...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 01-01-2014, 06:52 AM
Replies: 65
Views: 4,213
Posted By ZaethDekar
Only time I have gone down on the pavement was...

Only time I have gone down on the pavement was when I was cautious of the car behind me. They were weaving in and out of their lane, then I slowed down for a right hand into my neighborhood and hit...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 11-13-2013, 11:33 AM
Replies: 2,347
Views: 324,674
Posted By ZaethDekar
It is surprising how well it works. I mean, they...

It is surprising how well it works. I mean, they do end up on the ground.. I don't see why so many people are jogging on the bike path.


In reality I hardly ever use my horn. I like to think...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 11-11-2013, 08:44 PM
Replies: 2,347
Views: 324,674
Posted By ZaethDekar
That is where you keep it locked then look at...

That is where you keep it locked then look at your bike with a wtf expression thinking something is broken.

You just look like your bike is broken instead of hitting on the people passing.
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 11-06-2013, 01:52 AM
Replies: 197
Views: 18,048
Posted By ZaethDekar
At my local mall they don't mind if you park in...

At my local mall they don't mind if you park in the striped sections at the end of the parking row, unless it is a handicapped area. If you park in any of the handicapped areas stripes you get a...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 11-05-2013, 12:57 AM
Replies: 197
Views: 18,048
Posted By ZaethDekar
I have worked at hotels most of my working life...

I have worked at hotels most of my working life (~7 years) and with motorcycles I always let them know the best parking on site.

Main one at my current hotel is parking under the entrance area to...
Forum: Ride reports 11-01-2013, 09:18 AM
Replies: 207
Views: 68,408
Posted By ZaethDekar
Awesome ride report, I haven't read the first one...

Awesome ride report, I haven't read the first one but will be going back to that now that I am caught up.

Question...

https://dl.dropbox.com/u/26921731/DSC_0174a.jpg

Does that...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 10-31-2013, 06:02 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 4,868
Posted By ZaethDekar
Moto Guzzi Stelvio is the bike I am lusting over...

Moto Guzzi Stelvio is the bike I am lusting over at this point.

I test rode it in Seattle and loved every second on it and looking at it makes me drool.
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 10-25-2013, 09:28 AM
Replies: 8,636
Views: 1,737,416
Posted By ZaethDekar
She wasn't 'cute' per say. She was in her late...

She wasn't 'cute' per say. She was in her late 50's-60's. Not my cup of tea.
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 10-24-2013, 07:42 PM
Replies: 8,636
Views: 1,737,416
Posted By ZaethDekar
I was getting off my bike at my local bank when a...

I was getting off my bike at my local bank when a lady walking to her car chimes in "That looks a lot more fun then this thing" I look at her car and it is a CL AMG 63.

I laughed and said, "I...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 10-11-2013, 01:54 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,264
Posted By ZaethDekar
Guzzi Stelvio? ...

Guzzi Stelvio?

http://foto.infomotori.com/photo/2010/10/11/cache/01%20Stelvio%20NTX_big.jpg
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 08-12-2013, 09:46 PM
Replies: 2,347
Views: 324,674
Posted By ZaethDekar
However if you are waiting until the end to merge...

However if you are waiting until the end to merge then don't merge properly and cause the flow of traffic to slow or cutting in front of someone and being the cause of that person to slow.. you are...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 08-10-2013, 06:11 PM
Replies: 1,281
Views: 195,652
Posted By ZaethDekar
updated it for you :) The dealership I...

updated it for you :)

The dealership I bought my bike at still has the same guy that sold me the bike. However he is the only one I recognize.

In the service department there is a guy that...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 08-04-2013, 01:51 PM
Replies: 74
Views: 8,288
Posted By ZaethDekar
My neighbor had a DL1000 and a Duc ST2 that he...

My neighbor had a DL1000 and a Duc ST2 that he would let me borrow whenever.

it was amazing and most of the time he would ride with me giving me pointers.

However with the bikes not being mine...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 08-03-2013, 12:30 PM
Replies: 117
Views: 11,742
Posted By ZaethDekar
I've never had mine stolen even when leaving it...

I've never had mine stolen even when leaving it on the bike for a few hours while I wandered around a mall. However I usually have it with me if the bike is out of sight.


However on the flip...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 07-25-2013, 10:54 AM
Replies: 2,347
Views: 324,674
Posted By ZaethDekar
Would be interesting to find out. I have quite a...

Would be interesting to find out. I have quite a few keys I carry.
I carry 6 keys in my riding pants pocket as I ride everyday and my riding gear is basically my wallet.

Then I have my bike key...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 07-18-2013, 09:45 PM
Replies: 53
Views: 3,528
Posted By ZaethDekar
Today I rode from Star, ID to Vancouver, WA. 400...

Today I rode from Star, ID to Vancouver, WA. 400 miles of Interstate.

I will never ride that again if it wasn't for a very very good reason.
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 07-13-2013, 11:30 AM
Replies: 69
Views: 7,803
Posted By ZaethDekar
My "doh!" moments.

1.) Ride to a job interview, get off the bike.... my side case is open, pieces of paper missing that had the completed application and other misc things blown in the wind. Also the side case now had...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 07-13-2013, 11:19 AM
Replies: 8,636
Views: 1,737,416
Posted By ZaethDekar
SHHH, don't tell people that. It is so much more...

SHHH, don't tell people that. It is so much more fun when people show up thinking we have Starbucks or Seattle's Best.
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 07-12-2013, 08:18 PM
Replies: 8,636
Views: 1,737,416
Posted By ZaethDekar
At my local Tuesday Night Coffee we usually get...

At my local Tuesday Night Coffee we usually get about 7 or 8 bikes (sometimes more) parked in two spots. We had a rather large lady bitch because 'There are so many motorcycles in one spot, this...
Forum: Pics, pics, pics... 06-30-2013, 12:54 PM
Replies: 681
Views: 98,537
Posted By ZaethDekar
http://sscherling.smugmug.com/Other/June-18-2013/i...

http://sscherling.smugmug.com/Other/June-18-2013/i-XrFtddq/0/L/WP_20130618_010-L.jpg

http://sscherling.smugmug.com/Other/June-18-2013/i-c9TtDgp/0/L/WP_20130618_013-L.jpg
...
Forum: Beasts 06-30-2013, 07:49 AM
Replies: 6,564
Views: 1,435,735
Posted By ZaethDekar
So I was out for a fun ride up to Seattle from...

So I was out for a fun ride up to Seattle from Vancouver taking the back roads... NF-25

Amazing vistas.
http://sscherling.smugmug.com/Other/June-18-2013/i-XrFtddq/0/L/WP_20130618_010-L.jpg...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 06-20-2013, 02:23 AM
Replies: 2,347
Views: 324,674
Posted By ZaethDekar
Honda NC700X has a DCT Automatic Transmission.

Honda NC700X has a DCT Automatic Transmission.
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 06-20-2013, 02:19 AM
Replies: 70
Views: 9,150
Posted By ZaethDekar
I use a Nokia Lumia 920 on AT&T. I have all of...

I use a Nokia Lumia 920 on AT&T. I have all of North America downloaded and when I am on a long days ride I turn Airplane mode on, turn on GPS and Blutooth and use a blutooth headset.

Nokia uses...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 06-16-2013, 06:48 PM
Replies: 31,121
Views: 7,543,795
Posted By ZaethDekar
http://www.wordplay.us/showcase/Pepsi8oz.jpg

http://www.wordplay.us/showcase/Pepsi8oz.jpg
Forum: Beasts 06-10-2013, 08:09 AM
Replies: 49
Views: 3,314
Posted By ZaethDekar
From the manual that came with the bike it says...

From the manual that came with the bike it says different:

http://sscherling.smugmug.com/Other/Random-photos/i-9WrQMCF/0/M/WP_20130610_001-M.jpg

edit: and I don't mean that in an argumentative...
Forum: Beasts 06-09-2013, 10:20 AM
Replies: 49
Views: 3,314
Posted By ZaethDekar
I've put over 24,000 miles on the Versys. ...

I've put over 24,000 miles on the Versys.

All I have had to maintain is tires, and oil so far. At 26k is when they say to check valve clearance, so that is when I plan to go over everything and...
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