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Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 08-04-2014, 06:21 PM
Replies: 187
Views: 18,955
Posted By glasswave
Is it the same color? If not, I would see if I...

Is it the same color? If not, I would see if I could get it painted up to match real quick. Next, you could see if you could get the same jacket and helmet. Go on the trip and where ever you get the...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 06-23-2014, 03:39 PM
Replies: 77
Views: 4,394
Posted By glasswave
Durango is a fair bit of a tourist town which...

Durango is a fair bit of a tourist town which means add a great number of rubbernecking motorists that are not watching the road.

I rolled through a four way stop on the Main street (at 10-15...
Forum: Latin America 04-03-2014, 03:59 PM
Replies: 503
Views: 84,665
Posted By glasswave
OTH, it could be worse.

OTH, it could be worse.
Forum: Beasts 03-31-2014, 12:12 PM
Replies: 90
Views: 16,819
Posted By glasswave
Your probably right, but my fully loaded 2012 650...

Your probably right, but my fully loaded 2012 650 vStrom with 64hp gets pretty sluggish (but acceptable) from 85 to 100 and the gas mileage goes to crap (low 30's/high 20's). Out hear in the west,...
Forum: Beasts 03-31-2014, 02:08 AM
Replies: 90
Views: 16,819
Posted By glasswave
I agree, with all you have said. If any of...

I agree, with all you have said.

If any of the JP makers are going to offer a true "adventure" line of bikes that are directed at real adv riders, it's Yamaha. While Honda seems to prefer to offer...
Forum: Beasts 03-30-2014, 11:50 PM
Replies: 90
Views: 16,819
Posted By glasswave
You are right, but as a Japanese bike fan, I...

You are right, but as a Japanese bike fan, I don't see nearly the variety in the equation as may those that consider ameri/euro bike options. The low cost of ownership and purchase price value has...
Forum: Beasts 03-30-2014, 10:00 PM
Replies: 90
Views: 16,819
Posted By glasswave
I want it, I want it, I want it!!!! If they...

I want it, I want it, I want it!!!!

If they build it, I will come! It looks exactly like what I want. The motor specs are perfect! it looks to have plenty of GC (a true 8 inches is all I crave)....
Forum: Beasts 03-30-2014, 07:28 PM
Replies: 2,981
Views: 519,123
Posted By glasswave
Adventure riding means many different things to...

Adventure riding means many different things to different people. Some consider adventure riding to be a trip up the powerline road behind their house. Another may call it trailering their bike to...
Forum: Latin America 02-16-2014, 08:18 AM
Replies: 503
Views: 84,665
Posted By glasswave
I was under the impression that they knew his...

I was under the impression that they knew his last seen point, his destination and based on that, the most likely route he had taken from his last point of contact. Apparently, they had enough of...
Forum: Latin America 02-15-2014, 11:31 PM
Replies: 503
Views: 84,665
Posted By glasswave
As hysterical as you may find this situation, and...

As hysterical as you may find this situation, and yes, I may be grasping at straws, I'd prefer to sugest any option that may result in this man being found. I do know that some Latin Ameican...
Forum: Latin America 02-15-2014, 07:38 PM
Replies: 503
Views: 84,665
Posted By glasswave
Is there any chance of arranging trained rescue...

Is there any chance of arranging trained rescue dogs in such an area? Of course, if it was an embankment runoff, I hold out little hope for a live rescue after this much time. OTH, he is reported to...
Forum: Latin America 02-15-2014, 02:06 PM
Replies: 72
Views: 7,821
Posted By glasswave
Oops!.... Well, hopefully, the advice I posted...

Oops!.... Well, hopefully, the advice I posted may end up being useful to someone else. Glad to hear he got his bike back.

Also, while here, I might as well clear up a little misinformation.

I...
Forum: Latin America 02-15-2014, 11:45 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 748
Posted By glasswave
Be advised that large displacement (over 250cc)...

Be advised that large displacement (over 250cc) motos in S America generally cost double their prices in the United States. Yes, like $14000 for a KLR 650.

For CO, the quick and easy route would...
Forum: Latin America 02-15-2014, 11:13 AM
Replies: 503
Views: 84,665
Posted By glasswave
Although, I do not have much specific experience...

Although, I do not have much specific experience in Mexico, my experience in other Latin American countries would lead me to believe that this type of thorough search would not be conducted unless it...
Forum: Latin America 02-15-2014, 10:10 AM
Replies: 72
Views: 7,821
Posted By glasswave
I certainly would not have waited this long to...

I certainly would not have waited this long to take action. The way I understand the law is that the bike is now considered "imported" and you'll need to pay massive import taxes to get the bike out...
Forum: Latin America 02-15-2014, 09:47 AM
Replies: 503
Views: 84,665
Posted By glasswave
I have gathered that his likely route was on a...

I have gathered that his likely route was on a road with many curves, steep drops and embankments. Does anyone know if this road has been walked end to end looking off every embankment?

That would...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 10-22-2013, 10:55 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 4,525
Posted By glasswave
A search for "motorcycle thief" on live leak...

A search for "motorcycle thief" on live leak revealed that the vid is still circulation.

http://www.liveleak.com/view?i=06f_1381668990

More disturbing was the first vid in the search list...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 10-09-2013, 06:55 PM
Replies: 56
Views: 6,210
Posted By glasswave
If you can't gauge the depth all the way across...

If you can't gauge the depth all the way across with certainty, then I'd walk the entire route. If the water is moving with any real velocity, there won't be much in the way of mud on the bottom so...
Forum: Beasts 10-03-2013, 01:33 PM
Replies: 2,981
Views: 519,123
Posted By glasswave
What is a "WC?"

What is a "WC?"
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 10-02-2013, 03:36 PM
Replies: 56
Views: 6,210
Posted By glasswave
:lol3 :rofl :lol3 good one!!!

:lol3 :rofl :lol3

good one!!!
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 09-29-2013, 11:58 AM
Replies: 56
Views: 6,210
Posted By glasswave
Well, I hope you've learned a lot from this video...

Well, I hope you've learned a lot from this video and if confronted with swift water more than several inches deep will be very hesitant to proceed and if you cant see the bottom walk the entire...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 09-26-2013, 03:51 PM
Replies: 56
Views: 6,210
Posted By glasswave
Don't. Would be my general advice. I came...

Don't. Would be my general advice.

I came to a screeching halt when 10" of water came shooting across the the road a few minutes down the road after crossing this quebrada near Banos, Ecuador.
...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 09-26-2013, 03:41 PM
Replies: 56
Views: 6,210
Posted By glasswave
As an experienced river runner I can state with...

As an experienced river runner I can state with authority, that he's very lucky to be alive. Trees and brush combined with even a slight current (called strainers) are one of the most common causes...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 09-07-2013, 04:24 PM
Replies: 142
Views: 14,917
Posted By glasswave
I find that to be unfortunate. Traffic laws are...

I find that to be unfortunate. Traffic laws are guidelines designed to keep us from operating our vehicles unsafely and as such need to be applied with some situational discretion in mind. A slow...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 09-05-2013, 11:34 AM
Replies: 142
Views: 14,917
Posted By glasswave
I would hope that police would give class A...

I would hope that police would give class A drivers some leeway from time to time and issue more warnings.

It does not bother me that a cop make be given a little leniency for 72 in a 65. But the...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 09-03-2013, 06:57 PM
Replies: 63
Views: 4,585
Posted By glasswave
Never been cited or found by an insurance company...

Never been cited or found by an insurance company to be at fault for an accident. I have had a few accidents that I consider to be my fault, they just never resulted in damage or injury. The last...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 09-03-2013, 04:39 PM
Replies: 63
Views: 4,585
Posted By glasswave
While that may be true, a better question might...

While that may be true, a better question might be, "Is it reasonable." While driving, is it reasonable to listen to the radio, to change stations, to pet your dog, deal with your kids, to talk on...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 09-03-2013, 11:20 AM
Replies: 142
Views: 14,917
Posted By glasswave
Do you really believe that if someone is not a...

Do you really believe that if someone is not a bona fide votary of the law enforcement profession that he has no right to their duty bound protection? How can you make such an tremendous logical...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 09-03-2013, 09:47 AM
Replies: 63
Views: 4,585
Posted By glasswave
Talking on cell phone while driving is not bad. ...

Talking on cell phone while driving is not bad. It's drivers that are so stupid that they have no idea when to shut up and pay attention that are bad.

I can cruise along a desolate stretch of...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 09-02-2013, 05:52 PM
Replies: 90
Views: 5,353
Posted By glasswave
Why do you have to endure them? When I come...

Why do you have to endure them? When I come accross a thread that I have no interest in, I simply ignore it.
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 09-01-2013, 07:23 PM
Replies: 90
Views: 5,353
Posted By glasswave
Well then, why do you bother to read his posts?...

Well then, why do you bother to read his posts? As much as you would seem to like to, you don't own the forum and you don't get to decide who posts or about what.

So unless you have something...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 09-01-2013, 06:37 PM
Replies: 90
Views: 5,353
Posted By glasswave
IMHO With all due respect, after reading your...

IMHO
With all due respect, after reading your post (and your other threads on the subject) it doesn't sound like she's much of a car driver either. To make a sharp right from pavement into gravel...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 08-25-2013, 09:46 PM
Replies: 142
Views: 14,917
Posted By glasswave
No, sounds like he's a <strike>pi...</strike>...

No, sounds like he's a <strike>pi...</strike> cop. For the most part, they <strike>tend to think they</strike> are above the law in the USA.
Forum: Beasts 07-28-2013, 10:26 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 2,712
Posted By glasswave
You seem to have quit riding because you didin't...

You seem to have quit riding because you didin't have a group to go with, thus I assume that solo riding is noit a big draw for you.

Based on that, I'd recommend a bike with similar capabilities...
Forum: The Rockies It's all downhill from here... 07-19-2013, 04:06 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,806
Posted By glasswave
Ultra-Seal is what you seek, it'll render your...

Ultra-Seal is what you seek, it'll render your tires bullet proof. The lady that owns it used to sing with Johnny Cash.
:rofl

http://www.ultraseal.com/

yuotube bullet vid...
Forum: The Rockies It's all downhill from here... 07-19-2013, 03:44 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 382
Posted By glasswave
Changing tires in Missoula?....

Hey all, on a two weeks into a 7 week tour (SLC--Yellowstone--Black Hills--Big Horns--Liby--N Cascases--Olympics--Cascades--Sierras--SLC) on my strom and have some Mitas tires arriving in Missoula on...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 07-19-2013, 03:23 PM
Replies: 130
Views: 14,236
Posted By glasswave
I dunno, try passing 2 of em on a 5mph hairpin...

I dunno, try passing 2 of em on a 5mph hairpin corner on the Needles road of the Black Hills, that seems to work. :rofl

Last week, they were going 3mph, I went 12mph on the outside. I just ...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 07-11-2013, 08:56 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 5,441
Posted By glasswave
To be quite frank, you arguments bring up mostly...

To be quite frank, you arguments bring up mostly superficial bullshit, bikes get dropped, sometimes for silly reasons, to insinuate that this somehow demonstrates that someone does not deserve a new...
Forum: Equipment 07-06-2013, 11:45 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,932
Posted By glasswave
I run a Mitas e-07 rear and an e-10 front. I am...

I run a Mitas e-07 rear and an e-10 front. I am at 8000 miles and hope to get 10,000 miles from each. They are wearing at almost exactly the same rate. This has been a great combo and I am ecstatic...
Forum: Pics, pics, pics... 07-05-2013, 09:42 PM
Replies: 4,473
Views: 1,657,631
Posted By glasswave
That looks like the original rubber on that old...

That looks like the original rubber on that old xl, how could that be?
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