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Forum: Trip Planning 11-03-2014, 02:43 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,234
Posted By jenkkimike
I wouldn't even bother shipping a bike to Europe....

I wouldn't even bother shipping a bike to Europe. It's a bigger hassle than it's worth. I thought it was a good idea back in 2009 when I worked in Finland. It turned out to be way more bullshit than...
Forum: Northeast - Greater Flugistan and home of the carpet baggers. 07-07-2014, 09:59 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 595
Posted By jenkkimike
A nice way to see the harbor is to take the ferry...

A nice way to see the harbor is to take the ferry to George's Island. There is a cool Civil War era fort there that you can explore.
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 06-27-2014, 12:11 PM
Replies: 3,394
Views: 468,370
Posted By jenkkimike
I pulled a complete dick move yesterday. I had to...

I pulled a complete dick move yesterday. I had to go into Boston to Mass General for an appointment and decided to take the bike. Like usual, my 1:30 appointment didn't happen until 3, and I wasn't...
Forum: Northeast - Greater Flugistan and home of the carpet baggers. 06-09-2014, 01:01 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,009
Posted By jenkkimike
I do not know the details of it, but I am pretty...

I do not know the details of it, but I am pretty sure Vermont lets almost anybody register a bike there pretty easily. If you search the forums I think you will find info on it. It may be a good...
Forum: Northeast - Greater Flugistan and home of the carpet baggers. 06-09-2014, 09:51 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 335
Posted By jenkkimike
Tire Mounting and Balancing in MA

During my pre ride check on Saturday morning I discovered my rear tire was at 11psi. Sure enough, there was a nail in it. Considering that these are the OEM tires with 7500 miles, I'm just going to...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 06-04-2014, 10:55 AM
Replies: 80
Views: 7,461
Posted By jenkkimike
I went from 133hp to 68hp (1997 Honda Blackbird...

I went from 133hp to 68hp (1997 Honda Blackbird to 2012 Suzuki DL650).

I will always look back fondly to my times on the blackbird, but the strom is so much better in almost every category. It is...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 06-02-2014, 02:18 PM
Replies: 486
Views: 69,983
Posted By jenkkimike
I have a second cop story that helped me realize...

I have a second cop story that helped me realize that some of them aren't too bad. My girlfriend and I had just completed a loop of Gaspe and were supposed to camp in New Brunswick. There was a...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 06-02-2014, 01:04 PM
Replies: 486
Views: 69,983
Posted By jenkkimike
I was thrown in cuffs and taken to the state...

I was thrown in cuffs and taken to the state police barracks where I was handcuffed to a wall and two of the state troopers conspired to embellish their report right in front of me. A third trooper,...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 06-02-2014, 11:03 AM
Replies: 486
Views: 69,983
Posted By jenkkimike
The cop was an asshole to tail gate you like...

The cop was an asshole to tail gate you like that. The same thing happened to me with an unmarked state trooper in a Ford Focus. It was early on a Saturday morning and there were three wide open...
Forum: GPS 101 - Which GPS For Me 05-25-2014, 06:37 AM
Replies: 1,210
Views: 175,187
Posted By jenkkimike
Thanks for the info. I think I found the...

Thanks for the info. I think I found the solution.

http://3brpowersports.com/products_Red_Band_USB.php

This is the same company that makes the usb on my bike. I'll get the tapp cap which...
Forum: GPS 101 - Which GPS For Me 05-24-2014, 08:16 PM
Replies: 1,210
Views: 175,187
Posted By jenkkimike
I need help. I just got a Nuvi 2595 today. While...

I need help. I just got a Nuvi 2595 today. While I have only had it for a day, I am already coming to the conclusion that it is a complete POS.

1) When I plug it into the computer or bike with the...
Forum: GPS 101 - Which GPS For Me 05-24-2014, 06:10 PM
Replies: 135
Views: 30,642
Posted By jenkkimike
The 2595 arrived today. It goes into mass storage...

The 2595 arrived today. It goes into mass storage mode whenever the USB is plugged in, whether it be the computer or the USB on my bike. I did a search for work arounds and found some that supposedly...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 05-21-2014, 10:36 AM
Replies: 361
Views: 26,593
Posted By jenkkimike
:nod Yup.

:nod Yup.
Forum: Americas 05-19-2014, 05:10 PM
Replies: 56
Views: 5,197
Posted By jenkkimike
Another reason to love the wee2 and it's minimum...

Another reason to love the wee2 and it's minimum 87 octane rating!
Forum: Americas 05-15-2014, 08:03 AM
Replies: 56
Views: 5,197
Posted By jenkkimike
Based on the timing of the trip, I have two ferry...

Based on the timing of the trip, I have two ferry options.

Option 1: Take the Argentia ferry at the beginning of the trip and work my way from east to west eventually taking the Port-Aux-Basques...
Forum: Americas 05-14-2014, 08:16 AM
Replies: 56
Views: 5,197
Posted By jenkkimike
I am considering a trip to Newfoundland in...

I am considering a trip to Newfoundland in mid/late August. It would be 12-13 days total.


The idea is to start in the west by arriving in Port-Aux-Basques and work my way east, eventually taking...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 05-11-2014, 08:03 AM
Replies: 361
Views: 26,593
Posted By jenkkimike
I've only done this once and it was between two...

I've only done this once and it was between two mean looking guys on Harleys who were riding side by side, under the speed limit, on a very long straight road in Maryland. There was too much oncoming...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 05-09-2014, 01:34 PM
Replies: 361
Views: 26,593
Posted By jenkkimike
The 2 points are simply not worth it. There are...

The 2 points are simply not worth it. There are so many places in Mass where filtering makes sense. That stretch of Route 2 between Concord and Lincoln with all the lights comes to mind. I've sat...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 05-09-2014, 10:46 AM
Replies: 361
Views: 26,593
Posted By jenkkimike
I do not see very much filtering in Mass....

I do not see very much filtering in Mass. Whenever there is stopped traffic I am so tempted to do it, but I try to limit myself to when I'm really sick of waiting. I do not want to get a ticket and...
Forum: GPS 101 - Which GPS For Me 05-08-2014, 05:11 PM
Replies: 135
Views: 30,642
Posted By jenkkimike
I actually have an unused ram mount in my...

I actually have an unused ram mount in my handlebars. I know that mounting a gps to it is always an option. I prefer the central and tucked away location of the sw motech cradle over having gps on my...
Forum: GPS 101 - Which GPS For Me 05-08-2014, 01:34 PM
Replies: 135
Views: 30,642
Posted By jenkkimike
I am seriously considering ordering a refurbished...

I am seriously considering ordering a refurbished Garmin 2595 for $99 and free shipping. I love playing with routes on google maps and my only requirement for a GPS is that I can pre-plan my routes...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 04-17-2014, 10:32 AM
Replies: 53
Views: 4,591
Posted By jenkkimike
Interesting thread. I am right handed and have...

Interesting thread. I am right handed and have always felt more comfortable turning left. This applies to riding motorcycles, driving a car, downhill skiing, ice skating, etc.
Forum: Americas 04-09-2014, 10:41 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,526
Posted By jenkkimike
Greece is awesome for riding! Within a days ride,...

Greece is awesome for riding! Within a days ride, you can go from beautiful hot, dry, cliff lined coastal areas with typical little Greek seaside villages to mountainous, cold, wet, little villages...
Forum: Equipment 04-02-2014, 10:19 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,107
Posted By jenkkimike
Virtually nothing is cheaper in Europe than in...

Virtually nothing is cheaper in Europe than in America in my experience.

The one exception was Greece, for food and lodging and that type of thing, not consumer goods.
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 04-01-2014, 10:33 AM
Replies: 75
Views: 5,861
Posted By jenkkimike
My fiancee figured out way back to put her hair...

My fiancee figured out way back to put her hair in a braided pony tail before riding with me.
Forum: Day Trippin' 02-12-2014, 10:07 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 3,365
Posted By jenkkimike
I rode from Phoenix to Crown King on my father's...

I rode from Phoenix to Crown King on my father's Yamaha XT600 last winter. It's a great ride and I recommend it to anyone who happens to be in the area. It was amazing to go from 80 degrees...
Forum: Americas 02-06-2014, 01:22 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 2,354
Posted By jenkkimike
I recommend that you take route 2 instead of the...

I recommend that you take route 2 instead of the Pike from NY to Boston. It's not as fast but it has much nicer scenery and you will hopefully encounter fewer Masshole drivers.

I rode all the way...
Forum: Americas 02-06-2014, 01:09 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,944
Posted By jenkkimike
For those who have already done the Translab, is...

For those who have already done the Translab, is 14-16 days enough time for someone coming from Boston? It has to be right..?
Forum: Americas 02-06-2014, 10:20 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,944
Posted By jenkkimike
I see your point. I've decided to go counter...

I see your point. I've decided to go counter clockwise in order to get the ferry rides out of the way at the first stage of the trip. Since I'm leaving from Boston, it doesn't really make any...
Forum: Americas 02-06-2014, 10:13 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 556
Posted By jenkkimike
I suggest that you focus on VT, NH and ME....

I suggest that you focus on VT, NH and ME. Southern New England isn't very special. Coastal RI is nice, but Maine is better. I'd avoid anything in eastern Mass. It's crowded and sucks.
Forum: Americas 02-04-2014, 12:07 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,944
Posted By jenkkimike
I am shooting for a late August into early...

I am shooting for a late August into early September trip to Labrador. I am leaving from the Boston area. I haven't decided if I will go clockwise or counterclockwise yet. I am open to meeting up...
Forum: Americas 02-04-2014, 10:23 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 2,000
Posted By jenkkimike
I'm hoping to head up to Labrador at the end of...

I'm hoping to head up to Labrador at the end of August into early September. I'm leaving out of the Boston area. Still haven't decided if I'll go clockwise or counterclockwise.

I will be going...
Forum: Americas 02-04-2014, 10:10 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 815
Posted By jenkkimike
I'm sorry to hear that your visa was refused. The...

I'm sorry to hear that your visa was refused. The fact that you can no longer travel to the US on the visa waiver program really sucks.

Our immigration policies are ridiculous here in the US. I...
Forum: Beasts 05-28-2012, 09:21 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,816
Posted By jenkkimike
No I didn't pull the trigger yet. I spent the...

No I didn't pull the trigger yet. I spent the weekend hanging out with friends and family and did a little riding down to the beaches in Rhode Island on the Blackbird. In all I did about 200 miles...
Forum: Beasts 05-25-2012, 12:11 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,816
Posted By jenkkimike
There is actually a 2011 in my area with 4k and...

There is actually a 2011 in my area with 4k and it's nearly the same price as the 1050s for sale in the area. How does the 800 compare to the 1050? What was changed? Does the smaller motor make a...
Forum: Beasts 05-25-2012, 09:14 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,816
Posted By jenkkimike
Thanks for all the insight and advice guys. The...

Thanks for all the insight and advice guys. The Yamaha Super Tenere is my "dream bike" but I can't justify spending more on a bike than I did on my current car AND bike combined right now. Maybe in a...
Forum: Beasts 05-24-2012, 08:31 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,816
Posted By jenkkimike
Haha yeah good point...although the oldest of the...

Haha yeah good point...although the oldest of the multistradas aren't SO expensive now used. I have to go sit on and hopefully test ride some of these bikes.
Forum: Beasts 05-24-2012, 11:48 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,816
Posted By jenkkimike
I'd like to stay away from BMW. Those are way...

I'd like to stay away from BMW. Those are way over my budget.
Forum: Beasts 05-24-2012, 07:47 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,816
Posted By jenkkimike
Need some advice about bikes

Hi ADVers. I currently ride a 1997 Honda CBR1100XX and it's a very well made bike with an awesome engine. The problem is I am 6'4" and the ergonomics on the blackbird are terrible. I have managed to...
Forum: Ride reports 03-29-2012, 02:24 PM
Replies: 54
Views: 8,915
Posted By jenkkimike
Awesome ride report and great pictures. I would...

Awesome ride report and great pictures. I would love to travel through all those places someday. Keep on riding!
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