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Forum: Beasts 08-06-2014, 10:09 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 7,912
Posted By SZRimaging
I'm leaning between the Bonnie and Thruxton. Not...

I'm leaning between the Bonnie and Thruxton. Not sure why, the Scrambler just doesn't do it for me. Around 800cc seems to be where I want to be. Enough to do the occasional freeway blast, but not so...
Forum: Beasts 08-05-2014, 12:23 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 7,912
Posted By SZRimaging
Holy dredging up old posts Batman! I ended...

Holy dredging up old posts Batman!

I ended up selling the Versys to help pay for a new car. Haven't had a bike since....

BUT....

This weekend I was looking at Triumph Bonnevilles. The wife...
Forum: Beasts 08-30-2011, 02:45 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 7,912
Posted By SZRimaging
I read most of your RR. Truly inspiring. I'm...

I read most of your RR. Truly inspiring.

I'm comparing those bikes because I have one (Versys), and am trying to figure out if the other would suit me better.

So, experience is 3 years on...
Forum: Beasts 08-30-2011, 02:16 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 7,912
Posted By SZRimaging
I park next to a first gen Multistrada everyday...

I park next to a first gen Multistrada everyday (my brother has one), and I would take the Versys any day over the Multi for the dirt. That said, I haven't actually ridden it in the dirt, so maybe it...
Forum: Beasts 08-30-2011, 01:18 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 7,912
Posted By SZRimaging
I have no illusions that I am taking a single...

I have no illusions that I am taking a single track or no track through some dunes or up a mountain. More to the effect that I want to ride long dirt/gravel roads and some of the two tracks around...
Forum: Beasts 08-30-2011, 11:37 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 7,912
Posted By SZRimaging
Well, money is tighter than I would like. But, I...

Well, money is tighter than I would like. But, I am either going to get more freelance work or a second job, so that should help get that back in line a bit. The V is the most cost effective, by a...
Forum: Beasts 08-30-2011, 10:08 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 7,912
Posted By SZRimaging
Versys vs Tiger 800 XC

So, I am at a crossroads trying to decide on a bike.

Here it goes, I currently have a 2008 Versys, but am trying to decide if I should keep it, or sell it and get a Tiger 800XC. I do sport touring...
Forum: Central From Da Nort Woods to the Plane States 08-18-2011, 12:15 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,828
Posted By SZRimaging
Hmm, that just means more dirt to ride! I don't...

Hmm, that just means more dirt to ride! I don't find this too sad. Heck, should keep all the Hummers off the road.

(and yes, I know this is a joke)
Forum: Central From Da Nort Woods to the Plane States 08-18-2011, 12:13 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,828
Posted By SZRimaging
Hmmm..... Pretty sure I can find rooms in Harbor...

Hmmm..... Pretty sure I can find rooms in Harbor Springs/Petoskey for less than that. You could try the Super 8 or Holiday Inn Express, should both be under that. Or the Odawa. Or are you opposed to...
Forum: Central From Da Nort Woods to the Plane States 08-18-2011, 11:01 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,828
Posted By SZRimaging
As long as the masses don't discover M-119, I'm...

As long as the masses don't discover M-119, I'm good.

I am amazed the Sleeping Bear got that award. Wonder what it'll do to tourism next summer.
Forum: Ride reports 07-18-2011, 11:12 AM
Replies: 160
Views: 12,703
Posted By SZRimaging
Sorry I didn't see this earlier. Petoskey is my...

Sorry I didn't see this earlier. Petoskey is my neck of the woods. M-119 is the best road in MI, in my not so humble opinion. Just have to be careful when you run it, as terrorists (whoops, I mean...
Forum: Equipment 06-17-2011, 12:01 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 2,399
Posted By SZRimaging
Pretty sure the leather is only accents. And it...

Pretty sure the leather is only accents. And it looks like the polyester is Rev'it's material for hi-viz. So any spot that is hi-viz should be poly, and what isn't should be something else? But i...
Forum: Equipment 06-17-2011, 11:26 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 2,399
Posted By SZRimaging
I would say I commute from 35F to 100F. We'll...

I would say I commute from 35F to 100F. We'll spend 3 or 4 weeks a year in the 90s. I would say medium humidity (I do live next to a massive lake). As long as it isn't raining, the mesh I have can...
Forum: Equipment 06-17-2011, 11:21 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 2,399
Posted By SZRimaging
The Energy has a secondary liner in it...

The Energy has a secondary liner in it permanently for the waterproofing. I get conflicting reports on whether the outside shell is or not. There are waterproof pockets, by my understanding. The...
Forum: Equipment 06-17-2011, 10:48 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 2,399
Posted By SZRimaging
Yeah, we have some of the best (if not THE BEST)...

Yeah, we have some of the best (if not THE BEST) roads in MI up here. Enjoy TC, I don't envy you trying to go through the mess that it will be around that time.

I have mesh and leather jackets...
Forum: Equipment 06-17-2011, 09:19 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 2,399
Posted By SZRimaging
Rev'it Energy HV vs Olympia Moab

Alright, I have decided to go with a Hi-Viz jacket for my main jacket. That means it will be used 90% of the time for rides that are 30 minutes or less and needs to be waterproof. With the help of...
Forum: Equipment 05-19-2011, 11:10 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 4,754
Posted By SZRimaging
Never seen it/heard of it. Got a link to some?

Never seen it/heard of it. Got a link to some?
Forum: Central From Da Nort Woods to the Plane States 05-18-2011, 11:32 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,452
Posted By SZRimaging
Well, if you are in the Petoskey region and...

Well, if you are in the Petoskey region and hungry, let me know. Or hekc, if you just want another bike around to show you the way, and I'm not at work.

Also, not sure if I saw it on there, but...
Forum: Equipment 05-18-2011, 11:28 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 4,754
Posted By SZRimaging
Glad you liked it. It really shows off when it...

Glad you liked it. It really shows off when it rains. Not only does it dry quickly, but when it is wet, it still keeps your body a nice, regulated temp. I was riding in it last summer and it was...
Forum: Equipment 05-16-2011, 12:06 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 4,754
Posted By SZRimaging
Well, I am talking shirts, not socks. It isn't...

Well, I am talking shirts, not socks. It isn't that Merino doesn't take smells, just that it takes longer for it to get bad smells. And if you compare it to almost any synthetic baselayer system, it...
Forum: Equipment 05-16-2011, 11:57 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,443
Posted By SZRimaging
For what it's worth, I have a large and a double...

For what it's worth, I have a large and a double ended. I fit my tent (2-man Marmot) and stuff in the double and bag/pad in the large. works pretty well.
Forum: Central From Da Nort Woods to the Plane States 05-16-2011, 11:50 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,452
Posted By SZRimaging
Definitely hit up M-119 out of Harbor Springs. It...

Definitely hit up M-119 out of Harbor Springs. It is probably one of the best roads and a kind of "mini" dragon. No hairpins but a few nice elevation changes. Going south is a bit more challenging...
Forum: Equipment 05-13-2011, 11:16 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 4,754
Posted By SZRimaging
I'll take two on tour for a 5 day trip, and as...

I'll take two on tour for a 5 day trip, and as long as I don't spill anything on them, I can wear them everyday. Merino doesn't hold smell, so it is awesome in travel situations. On daily use, it...
Forum: Equipment 05-13-2011, 09:30 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 3,824
Posted By SZRimaging
Don't have it with mine. Been running it for...

Don't have it with mine. Been running it for about a year now on the back of my Versys, and did a couple of small trips with the thing loaded completely full. Not one problem at all. I love it.
Forum: Equipment 05-13-2011, 09:02 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 4,754
Posted By SZRimaging
I am yet to find anything that beats Merino Wool....

I am yet to find anything that beats Merino Wool. I have long and short sleeve shirts that are Patagonia's level 1 (which I don't think they make now) and they worked exactly as you want them to....
Forum: Central From Da Nort Woods to the Plane States 05-10-2011, 07:48 PM
Replies: 155
Views: 12,481
Posted By SZRimaging
Hey, did the $40 fee include your campsite, or is...

Hey, did the $40 fee include your campsite, or is it on top of the $40?

How many inmates are going so far?
Forum: Equipment 03-16-2011, 09:37 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 2,846
Posted By SZRimaging
Ok, so I would have to go for the Cayenne to get...

Ok, so I would have to go for the Cayenne to get construction matching your specs. I'll keep hunting. Maybe I can find a Cayenne somewhere on a bit of a discount.

The $300 was a dream price. I...
Forum: Equipment 03-16-2011, 09:31 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 2,846
Posted By SZRimaging
Yeah, and I am in the northern Lower, so our...

Yeah, and I am in the northern Lower, so our temps are a bit less than the lower (i.e. Detroit) area of the state. We are probably in the 80s most of the summer with a couple of weeks in the 90s and...
Forum: Equipment 03-16-2011, 06:09 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 2,846
Posted By SZRimaging
The Rev'It stuff is all Cordura or better, so by...

The Rev'It stuff is all Cordura or better, so by your very definition the Dragon counts. Although, the "non-impact" (not that there really is such a thing) might be 400 and not 500.

I'll re-check...
Forum: Central From Da Nort Woods to the Plane States 03-15-2011, 09:33 PM
Replies: 155
Views: 12,481
Posted By SZRimaging
Are your road only brothers allowed to join in?...

Are your road only brothers allowed to join in? Me and my Versys aren't very good in the dirt, at all...

I might pop over for a night or two. Gives me an excuse to use the tent I bought and never...
Forum: Equipment 03-15-2011, 08:43 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 2,846
Posted By SZRimaging
Alright, I'll bite. I get the whole textile isn't...

Alright, I'll bite. I get the whole textile isn't as good as leather debate, but I am also not running race speeds on the streets. So, assuming an off is no faster than 80mph, do you think leather is...
Forum: Equipment 03-15-2011, 07:27 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 2,846
Posted By SZRimaging
I have a mesh that I wear above 85F, and have...

I have a mesh that I wear above 85F, and have worn my leather with very little venting in as high as 95F. I am leaning towards it for the cooler to temperate times. So really, three season with the...
Forum: Equipment 03-15-2011, 06:51 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 2,846
Posted By SZRimaging
$300 for a 4 season jacket

So here is the deal, I would like a 4 season jacket to replace my leather. It will need to work down to about 35F, work for touring in summer, at least have a rain liner, and have some decent style...
Forum: Central From Da Nort Woods to the Plane States 08-25-2010, 08:01 AM
Replies: 66
Views: 2,708
Posted By SZRimaging
Looks like I just came up with the money to go to...

Looks like I just came up with the money to go to MotoGP, so I'm out of this again. Sorry guys.

If you have any UP questions (mainly Mqt area), let me know.
Forum: Central From Da Nort Woods to the Plane States 08-24-2010, 12:26 PM
Replies: 66
Views: 2,708
Posted By SZRimaging
:eek1 Got it. Think I'll just meet you guys in...

:eek1 Got it. Think I'll just meet you guys in the UP part of it all.

Takes I think roughly 4 hours to get from copper harbor to MQT by cage, if I remember correctly. And you aren't taking the...
Forum: Central From Da Nort Woods to the Plane States 08-24-2010, 12:12 PM
Replies: 66
Views: 2,708
Posted By SZRimaging
Will be replying to your PM in a second. Did...

Will be replying to your PM in a second.

Did I miss the campground part? I wouldn't be adverse to heading into the UP Friday night and pitching my never used tent.

Also, I believe, although, I...
Forum: Central From Da Nort Woods to the Plane States 08-24-2010, 11:39 AM
Replies: 66
Views: 2,708
Posted By SZRimaging
You guys still planning on this weekend? I...

You guys still planning on this weekend? I couldn't afford to make Indy, so I might be able to join for a street/gravel ride. Never really rode single/two tracks before and I am set up very street...
Forum: Central From Da Nort Woods to the Plane States 08-03-2010, 01:16 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 2,717
Posted By SZRimaging
Gee...if I show up, how would they tell us apart?...

Gee...if I show up, how would they tell us apart? :deal

Going to Lollapalooza, didn't know about this until I saw the thread. Maybe next year.
Forum: Central From Da Nort Woods to the Plane States 07-29-2010, 06:32 PM
Replies: 66
Views: 2,708
Posted By SZRimaging
I work at Boyne Mountain. If you saw a Red Versys...

I work at Boyne Mountain. If you saw a Red Versys with a big, black caribou case on the back, that would be mine.
Forum: Central From Da Nort Woods to the Plane States 07-28-2010, 03:45 PM
Replies: 66
Views: 2,708
Posted By SZRimaging
If you waited a few weekends I just might. But,...

If you waited a few weekends I just might. But, my guess is, not happening.
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