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Forum: Ride reports 09-16-2014, 10:14 PM
Replies: 67
Views: 7,763
Posted By Yakima
Splendid tale, well told. Thanks. (Has she read...

Splendid tale, well told. Thanks.
(Has she read it? It would be fun to hear her side of the story!)
Forum: Ride reports 09-13-2014, 07:28 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,281
Posted By Yakima
Tell us in words what you are seeing and...

Tell us in words what you are seeing and experiencing and feeling. Don't say "The mountains were beautiful." Tell us of their beauty. Don 't say "I met three guys on KTMs." Tell us what they looked...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 09-02-2014, 07:18 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 2,770
Posted By Yakima
Euro

Many European countries motor officers wear armor. UK is an easily found on Google example.
The cops there ride Hondas and BMWs. BMW patrol cars too.
Less hide-bound? Rational exceeds emotional?...
Forum: Equipment 09-01-2014, 12:09 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 5,468
Posted By Yakima
Thanks. That's all helpful and I understood most...

Thanks. That's all helpful and I understood most of it.
I need to get the license: learning for that will give me a better understanding of frequencies etc and I'll have a better idea of what I need...
Forum: Equipment 08-31-2014, 08:09 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 5,468
Posted By Yakima
Thanks Gswayne. I also have to convince my...

Thanks Gswayne.
I also have to convince my riding buddy that this is a good idea...
Forum: Equipment 08-31-2014, 08:06 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 2,899
Posted By Yakima
Impatient

Went with MCN's recommendation and ordered Fiamm's low tone only to replace the stock meep-meep horn on my Wee Strom
Forum: Equipment 08-30-2014, 05:46 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 5,468
Posted By Yakima
interested in CHEAP bike to bike setup. Baofeng's...

interested in CHEAP bike to bike setup. Baofeng's hand held caught my eye. Get a basic license and the Feds are happy.
any one have experience with such a radio?
How...
Forum: Equipment 08-26-2014, 08:53 AM
Replies: 1,911
Views: 341,181
Posted By Yakima
go to hammock forum. Underquilt: poncho liner

I found directions for a super-easy underquilt made from a military surplus poncho liner. I made mine with two, but designed it to easily remove one for warmer weather. Low cost. Trivial to make....
Forum: Equipment 08-12-2014, 05:43 PM
Replies: 6,336
Views: 2,498,020
Posted By Yakima
Starbucks?

I grew up drinking coffee in Seattle before there was a Starbucks.

I still love coffee and brew it in a variety of ways using various makers and methods.

I love Starbuck's cups. I hate the...
Forum: The Garage 08-02-2014, 09:12 PM
Replies: 468
Views: 230,203
Posted By Yakima
Chain Oiler

I've seen a few guys who made an oiler using a small-engine priming bulb, reservoir and small diameter hose.
Similar to the method described above.
I've picked up a couple of bulbs, already have...
Forum: The Garage 07-31-2014, 11:08 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,952
Posted By Yakima
Fantastic!

And well-explained/illustrated.
Forum: Beasts 07-03-2014, 01:44 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 446
Posted By Yakima
I just spent some time looking at the shock and...

I just spent some time looking at the shock and tool. Added a wrench and looked some more. Eureka occurred.
I got the spring pre load backed off 1/2 turn. It was very tight.

Now to ride and see....
Forum: Beasts 07-03-2014, 10:49 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 446
Posted By Yakima
Ok. Suggestions on freeing up the collar?

Ok. Suggestions on freeing up the collar?
Forum: Beasts 07-03-2014, 09:08 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 446
Posted By Yakima
Ignorance showing: DL650, Ricor rear shock--adjust??

Just picked up a 2007 Wee.
Previous owner was 6-3 and 270 pounds. I'm 5-7 and under 200.
Bike has .95 springs in front which works fine.
Rear is a Ricor shock with only preload adjustment.
The...
Forum: Vendors 06-29-2014, 09:23 PM
Replies: 1,516
Views: 243,879
Posted By Yakima
Great to see. But...

I'm glad to see many of you are getting good service and product.
I wrote a couple of weeks ago and haven't heard a word.
Is that typical?
Forum: Equipment 06-29-2014, 06:14 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,505
Posted By Yakima
Fantastic!

Moving. Heart-felt. Eloquent. Emotive.
Gasps and tears found their way out of various body cavities.
You, Sir, are a Man among men.
Eschewing scorn in defence of your bike's rear-most appliance. ...
Forum: Equipment 06-25-2014, 02:34 PM
Replies: 6,336
Views: 2,498,020
Posted By Yakima
Svea? Boy! That brings back memories! Somewhere...

Svea? Boy! That brings back memories!
Somewhere in a box I have my dad's. He bought it at REI when REI was a climber's store upstairs in a tiny spot on, I think, Seattle's Pike Street. All they had...
Forum: Vendors 06-23-2014, 08:14 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 627
Posted By Yakima
I like it too. Any user reviews?

I like it too. Any user reviews?
Forum: Equipment 06-22-2014, 08:18 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,192
Posted By Yakima
Not quite on topic but check ...

Not quite on topic but check
http://advrider.com/forums/showthread.php?t=927215
Forum: Road warriors 06-21-2014, 10:42 AM
Replies: 1,609
Views: 227,045
Posted By Yakima
I love the NT700. Its short time in the US works...

I love the NT700. Its short time in the US works against it for me. Local HD dealer had a nice one for sale.
I ended up getting an 07 Wee Strom. Had to lower it a bit and will perform seat surgery...
Forum: Equipment 06-18-2014, 09:28 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 2,591
Posted By Yakima
The "web goretex" by Alpinestars caught my eye. ...

The "web goretex" by Alpinestars caught my eye.
Anyone wearing them?
Forum: Equipment 06-18-2014, 07:43 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 2,591
Posted By Yakima
Waterproof Boots: no lies. no misrepresentations. Waterproof

I'm looking for road/touring boots that are absolutely, 100 per cent waterproof. No water getting in. None. Zip. Nada.
The pair I have were advertised as waterproof. One rain storm and my feet were...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 06-15-2014, 02:00 PM
Replies: 309
Views: 27,106
Posted By Yakima
Yesterday afternoon on I5 going north around...

Yesterday afternoon on I5 going north around Tacoma. Stop and go. Zero to 25 MPH. In a friend's Chevy pickup.
One rider with a NEON helmet, sticking in the HOV lane. Two riders come up splitting...
Forum: Road warriors 06-15-2014, 01:48 PM
Replies: 110
Views: 5,350
Posted By Yakima
Decided

Picked up an immaculate 2007 DL650 with every accessory/farkle/add-on in the known universe.
Clean. Well loved.
Only thing I wish it had is ABS. I'll cope.
Suddenly my Canada trip feels more...
Forum: Road warriors 06-07-2014, 01:57 PM
Replies: 110
Views: 5,350
Posted By Yakima
Narrowing down

Ok. We decided that spending a bit more can be done.
Here are my latest ideas

2008-9 SV650SF Has ABS. Change seat. Add Motech racks and Givi or Kappa or Shad bags. Barbacks. Centerstand. Grip...
Forum: Road warriors 06-06-2014, 01:52 PM
Replies: 110
Views: 5,350
Posted By Yakima
Tell me about the modified bars

Tell me about the modified bars
Forum: Road warriors 06-05-2014, 09:32 PM
Replies: 110
Views: 5,350
Posted By Yakima
CO rider-- stock or tweak? I like messing with...

CO rider-- stock or tweak?
I like messing with things but it has to be a genuine improvement not merely cosmetic. The red wheel stripes on my bike reflect. Yes they do! I put them on for safety....
Forum: Road warriors 06-05-2014, 06:51 PM
Replies: 110
Views: 5,350
Posted By Yakima
Are the SV650 more upright than over the tank? I...

Are the SV650 more upright than over the tank? I need to check ergo site...
Which shows me at a 21 degree lean. Educate me--is 21 * just right? Too much?
Forum: Road warriors 06-05-2014, 06:04 PM
Replies: 110
Views: 5,350
Posted By Yakima
those two craigslist BMWs in Portland .... tasty!...

those two craigslist BMWs in Portland .... tasty!
I sat on a new DL1000 at a dealer's today. Too tall for me. the DL650 and Gladius fit me fine. Met a guy in a store after that who's selling his...
Forum: Road warriors 06-05-2014, 09:35 AM
Replies: 110
Views: 5,350
Posted By Yakima
All over tha map

Just looked at my "short" list.
Boy, it's all over the map isn't it!

I'll probably not go much further with the VFR, as attractive as it is to me.
And the devoted touring bikes, Concours and...
Forum: Road warriors 06-05-2014, 09:24 AM
Replies: 110
Views: 5,350
Posted By Yakima
Wow! Great stuff. Thanks. Let me begin at...

Wow! Great stuff. Thanks.

Let me begin at the end: Guzzi.
Problem for me is service and parts. Nearest dealer is Seattle--3 hours away. Local I have the four Japanese makers and HD. Rightly or...
Forum: Road warriors 06-04-2014, 02:02 PM
Replies: 110
Views: 5,350
Posted By Yakima
Thanks, Squish, that's helpful information. ...

Thanks, Squish, that's helpful information.

I'm looking at the F800ST-found one on Craig's not too far away.

Also dreaming as I look at a Blackbird: love those bikes and found a very nice 2001...
Forum: Road warriors 06-04-2014, 01:10 PM
Replies: 110
Views: 5,350
Posted By Yakima
want to ride moar I'm getting it. My...

want to ride moar

I'm getting it. My previous chain experience was on an old two-stroke. Gear changes was a major hassle. Chain was old-style and it was a bitch too.

Chains? I'm almost ready to...
Forum: Road warriors 06-04-2014, 12:07 PM
Replies: 110
Views: 5,350
Posted By Yakima
Yeah: starting to appreciate chains! Who woulda...

Yeah: starting to appreciate chains! Who woulda thunk it?
Thanks!
Forum: Road warriors 06-04-2014, 11:56 AM
Replies: 110
Views: 5,350
Posted By Yakima
I'm new to riding. The Nighthawk was within my...

I'm new to riding. The Nighthawk was within my price range and taught me lot of repair skills as I redeemed it from the pit the previous owners had driven it into. I'm not going to apologize for...
Forum: Road warriors 06-04-2014, 07:56 AM
Replies: 110
Views: 5,350
Posted By Yakima
Gents-- I know I'm sounding finicky. But this...

Gents--
I know I'm sounding finicky. But this is the right time to be finicky. You guys have stretched my thinking, which is what I was after. You bring perspectives and experiences far different...
Forum: Road warriors 06-03-2014, 03:46 PM
Replies: 110
Views: 5,350
Posted By Yakima
Chains? wear, mainly. Filth. Crap on the bike...

Chains? wear, mainly. Filth. Crap on the bike (and I clean my bike rarely...) Replacing gears. Adjusting tension.
I enjoy doing maintenance. I like futzing with things. But chains?
I know they're...
Forum: Road warriors 06-03-2014, 03:20 PM
Replies: 110
Views: 5,350
Posted By Yakima
This: "I might be completely off, but I see the...

This:
"I might be completely off, but I see the request for a bike that gives a relaxed feeling, makes you want to ride, but doesn't make you want to ride fast. It should have easy and/or low...
Forum: Road warriors 06-03-2014, 11:20 AM
Replies: 110
Views: 5,350
Posted By Yakima
Lots of great ideas, except for the Bolt... :D...

Lots of great ideas, except for the Bolt... :D Thanks!
I actually like the Deauville. It was in the USA, briefly, and is now gone. I could probably find one, but the servicing is challenging: much...
Forum: Road warriors 06-02-2014, 10:34 PM
Replies: 110
Views: 5,350
Posted By Yakima
always liked Guzzis. long distance? rack?...

always liked Guzzis.
long distance? rack? cases?
i like to travel...
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