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Forum: Thumpers 01-28-2015, 03:44 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 2,019
Posted By wanderlost
Ktm 390??

The bike that interested me most at the IMS show this year was the KTM 390 Duke. It is a single. Super light (306 pounds dry). reasonable seat height (31.5) and seems like it would be a blast...
Forum: The Garage 01-12-2015, 05:24 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 901
Posted By wanderlost
expandable rear rack

Instead of hinging the thing, why not offset the pieces so they can push together for closed and pull out for expanded, but still have enough on the solid tank to give structure?

Perhaps 3-5...
Forum: Road warriors 12-30-2014, 09:10 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,674
Posted By wanderlost
More info on Tiger Roadie

I have had the Tiger Roadie since 2011. It now has 29000 miles on it and has been to Alaska, around the western US and many local to cross-state rides. With Givi racks, I can put a 1 gallon Rotopax...
Forum: Pacific Northwet - Where it's green. And wet. 11-21-2014, 12:53 PM
Replies: 9,158
Sticky: PNW Flea Market
Views: 2,349,292
Posted By wanderlost
WTB enclosed trailer

Looking for an enclosed trailer with ramp door to use as "garage" for two bikes and some gear. Would consider 6X10, 6X12, or 7 feet wide in same sizes.

Anybody looking to unload a used trailer?...
Forum: Road warriors 10-29-2014, 12:00 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 2,213
Posted By wanderlost
Great Bike

Like the others, I love your bike. Before my Tiger 800 I had a Street triple and at the time Givi made small standoffs that bolted to the heat shields on the exhaust so you could throw soft bags on...
Forum: Pacific Northwet - Where it's green. And wet. 10-28-2014, 04:47 PM
Replies: 9,158
Sticky: PNW Flea Market
Views: 2,349,292
Posted By wanderlost
WTB enclosed cargo trailer

Need an enclosed cargo trailer to work as portable garage to store bikes in. (No room for garage on my property) First choice is 7 X 10 foot model with ramp style door, but would consider 6 X 10...
Forum: Americas 10-23-2014, 09:39 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,004
Posted By wanderlost
Street Triple

I had a street triple before my current Tiger Roadie and it was a decent bike for day long rides and weekend rides. I was able to fit saddlebags and tail bag to carry gear without problems. Having...
Forum: Ride reports 10-06-2014, 04:19 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 4,037
Posted By wanderlost
choice of steeds for this

Hi:

I am fascinated by this route and would enjoy doing it. My question for you guys is would someone going on a 250 Super Sherpa have been holing you up? The bike can cruise at 60 on...
Forum: Pacific Northwet - Where it's green. And wet. 10-02-2014, 11:37 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 540
Posted By wanderlost
The other major thing to buy is a heated jacket...

The other major thing to buy is a heated jacket or vest. It transformed my winter riding. especially if you are from Florida, you will appreciate the heated core feeling when riding with electric...
Forum: Airheads 10-02-2014, 09:22 AM
Replies: 50
Views: 2,817
Posted By wanderlost
waterproof????

I haves the Sidi on Road boots which are water resistant for and hour or so of wet riding, but definitely NOT 100% waterproof after a couple hours. Have spent many a long wet ride with cold feet. ...
Forum: Airheads 10-02-2014, 09:13 AM
Replies: 50
Views: 2,817
Posted By wanderlost
waterproof????

I haves the Sidi on Road boots which are water resistant for and hour or so of wet riding, but definitely NOT 100% waterproof after a couple hours. Have spent many a long wet ride with cold feet. ...
Forum: Equipment 10-01-2014, 04:20 PM
Replies: 209
Views: 19,765
Posted By wanderlost
Question newbie questions about hammocks

Hi: I have scanned much of the hammock forum as well as this thread and REALLY want to switch to hammock camping but have a couple concerns. Please share your thoughts:
1. I usually am traveling...
Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 08-21-2014, 02:58 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,405
Posted By wanderlost
Tire wear

I agree, it looks good to go. If concerned further on, remember the penny trick. Put the penny in the grooves with Lincoln's head facing in. As long as part of the head is covered, you have...
Forum: Road warriors 07-23-2014, 05:05 PM
Replies: 1,079
Views: 252,313
Posted By wanderlost
750 Griso vs 750 Stone

Hi: I currently ride a Triumph Tiger 800 which is a great bike, but i have been wanting to get a Guzzi for a while. Liking the looks and simplicity of the 750 stone, but can't quite pull the cash...
Forum: The British Invasion: Triumph Tigers 07-03-2014, 08:38 AM
Replies: 1,803
Views: 221,091
Posted By wanderlost
maybe it is time to force some action?

[QUOTE=Travelore;24528482]Hi All,
Currently on a cross-country trip from Philadelphia and currently in Santa Mari, CA.

Have had an intermittant problem with the bike stalling with throttle closed...
Forum: Americas 07-02-2014, 10:13 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 507
Posted By wanderlost
clarification

Are you planning three weeks one way or out and back in three weeks? That affects side trip options quite a bit.

Also how far do you typically ride in a day?

Paul
Forum: Road warriors 06-11-2014, 06:00 PM
Replies: 221
Views: 22,088
Posted By wanderlost
Moto Guzzi V7 Stone

I'll vote for a V7 Stone. It is light, reliable, easy to maintain and will do everything the OP is asking for. Plus it is not one more cookie cutter moto.

Paul
Forum: Equipment 05-21-2014, 02:10 PM
Replies: 240
Views: 25,003
Posted By wanderlost
Gerbings

So when Fiet bought Chrysler did they void all warranties or did they have to honor them? There are cases where one business buys another and then the new owners ends up paying fines for the...
Forum: Road warriors 05-18-2014, 08:20 PM
Replies: 65
Views: 5,550
Posted By wanderlost
Street triple

Here's a vote for a Street triple. It is light, fast, nimble and a hoot to ride. Seat height is very reasonable and the light weight means even when she has to lean it over, she should be able to...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 05-08-2014, 01:32 PM
Replies: 106
Views: 9,108
Posted By wanderlost
Go Cruise Throttle lock rocks!

Since getting one of these on my bike, I find it much easier to do distance. I can take the right hand off throttle as much as needed to maintain circulation and relax muscles. Best 20 dollars I have...
Forum: Moto Bellissima: All Other Dualsports 05-07-2014, 05:34 PM
Replies: 12,131
Views: 1,673,026
Posted By wanderlost
seat options

Sounds like what you want is the process Seat Concepts , or Great day to ride has where they use your pan and replace the foam with war you want. Much less expensive and many people seem happy with...
Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 05-01-2014, 03:43 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 2,900
Posted By wanderlost
Tiger Seat

I had my seat redone by Spencers Seats in Fla (http://greatdaytoride.com). It was a reasonable price and did improve comfort, but probably not as much as some of the $450-500 options. Overall I am...
Forum: Vendors 04-01-2014, 04:54 PM
Replies: 293
Views: 20,010
Posted By wanderlost
Suggestions for improvements

Hi: I tried out the program just now and found a problem (at least for me). I started clicking in a series of road I wanted to include in a trip and as the route extended, the program re-routed me...
Forum: Equipment 02-27-2014, 10:48 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,072
Posted By wanderlost
wet feet

My "waterproof" boots will work to keep feet dry during sporadic rain, but after about two hours begin to leak. Instead of plastic bags inside the boots, I have a pair of easy slip on overboots that...
Forum: Ride reports 02-19-2014, 08:39 AM
Replies: 4,757
Views: 1,237,240
Posted By wanderlost
Sending cash your way

John:

As a fellow Sherpa rider I have been enjoying your travels. Sending some cash your way for a couple tanks of gas so you can keep going and entertaining us all.

Buena suerte

Paul:clap
Forum: Vendors 01-26-2014, 02:04 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 2,894
Posted By wanderlost
Another copy please

Although I have never read one of your books, I ma an avid reader and would love to have a sample copy. Be glad to talk it up to friends whgo are riders as well as friends who are readers.

PMing...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 01-24-2014, 12:54 PM
Replies: 297
Views: 19,619
Posted By wanderlost
New Hi Viz strategy

I have a hi viz darien which I still wear when I want a Darien jacket, but mostly wear a black road crafter with yellow ballistics. Lstely I have personally found my eye noticing Hi Viz helmets,...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 01-11-2014, 02:28 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,243
Posted By wanderlost
PSSOR Training

I took one of their adventure camps. It was a three day event where you camp there and they provide meals and training. It was a good basic training and everyone seems dot pick up some good tips...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 01-10-2014, 09:28 AM
Replies: 192
Views: 18,181
Posted By wanderlost
Question What I hate is the fact that even when the...

What I hate is the fact that even when the manufacturer has options like gel sets, alternate exhaust cans etc, you must buy the stock bike then waste the money spent on the original to replace with...
Forum: Ride reports 01-05-2014, 11:50 AM
Replies: 4,757
Views: 1,237,240
Posted By wanderlost
John: I don't see any protective gear. What...

John:

I don't see any protective gear. What about ATGATT?:loll

Good luck getting the Sherpa out of impound.
Paul
Forum: Australia 12-22-2013, 01:36 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,770
Posted By wanderlost
rebuying bikes

Yep. I've traded my roommate my old Kawasaki 175 for a Honda 350 scrambler and then a year later we traded back again. It's the old story of no bike does everything perfectly.

Then 10 years...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 12-12-2013, 11:38 AM
Replies: 231
Views: 13,506
Posted By wanderlost
I have heard that carburetor is actually french...

I have heard that carburetor is actually french for "do not touch". Meaning that sometimes when we mess with jets or settings it only gets worse. They are complex and not always a straightforward as...
Forum: Equipment 12-09-2013, 02:26 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,768
Posted By wanderlost
What I wish Santa would bring

"All weather" gear that actually kept me dry in all day rain!!!

Ditto on "waterproof" boots

Paul
Forum: The British Invasion: Triumph Tigers 10-20-2013, 04:06 PM
Replies: 21,832
Views: 4,093,954
Posted By wanderlost
warning for roadie owners - seal your rear shock adjuster

After a 6800 mile trip to Alaska this summer my suspension was shot. Having it rebuilt by race tech. The original rear shock is "non rebuildable" according to Triumph and probably only good for...
Forum: Thumpers 10-07-2013, 04:21 PM
Replies: 4,718
Views: 837,080
Posted By wanderlost
re-jetting issues

I wonder how this bike would run with the 300 cc big bore kit along with the above re-jetting. It might be the perfect light weight adventure touring bike.

Have any owners of the 300 kits tried...
Forum: Equipment 09-22-2013, 11:47 AM
Replies: 50
Views: 6,267
Posted By wanderlost
ipad vs macbook air

The ipad is great for basic things and you can download pics via an accessory card reader. Overall an 11" macbook air can do many more things, would be easier to type on, run all your usual...
Forum: Vendors 07-16-2013, 12:03 PM
Replies: 190
Views: 98,669
Posted By wanderlost
Anakee 3 Noise

I just put about 500 miles on mine. They seem to handle twisties great. Dry road grip is excellent. No rain or wet roads yet (which is wierd for Western Washington). The noise is definitely...
Forum: Americas 05-14-2013, 08:32 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,043
Posted By wanderlost
Cross country ideas

Just my two cents, but since you asked.....

If you live in California, Az is not that far away. You and your wife can do a blast to Az from California another time to hit the roads she wants to...
Forum: Pacific Northwet - Where it's green. And wet. 05-07-2013, 07:29 PM
Replies: 9,158
Sticky: PNW Flea Market
Views: 2,349,292
Posted By wanderlost
RAM X mount

I will take the Ram X mount if still available. I work in renton and we could meet perhaos at the South Center Mall to swap cash for toys.

Paul
Forum: Equipment 04-17-2013, 10:46 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 843
Posted By wanderlost
another inexpensive seat option

Spencers seats (Great Day to Ride) recovers and refoams your existing seat pan for as little as $75.00 and it really helps. Probably not as good as a custom job, but also not as expensive either.
...
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