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Forum: Alaska 12-22-2014, 08:33 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 1,726
Posted By Shizoku
Spend a couple days, at least, in Victoria! It's...

Spend a couple days, at least, in Victoria! It's awesome! Bard & Banker for fish n chips and a Guinness is a must:freaky

Dave In Valencia
http://daveisontheroadagain.blogspot.com/...
Forum: Alaska 12-21-2014, 04:02 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 1,726
Posted By Shizoku
Oops, leaving July 10th to be in Seattle July...

Oops, leaving July 10th to be in Seattle July 15:1drink

Dave In Valencia
Forum: Alaska 12-20-2014, 09:58 PM
Replies: 116
Sticky: Alaska Primer
Views: 26,077
Posted By Shizoku
Same here:clap Dave In Valencia (Shizoku)...

Same here:clap

Dave In Valencia (Shizoku)
http://daveisontheroadagain.blogspot.com/ (http://daveisontheroadagain.blogspot.com/)
Forum: Alaska 12-20-2014, 09:29 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 1,726
Posted By Shizoku
[QUOTE=Mooney 78865;25678142]Heading to Alaska...

[QUOTE=Mooney 78865;25678142]Heading to Alaska July/Aug 2015...QUOTE]

I'll most likely run into you somewhere along the trip. I'm leaving LA July 15 to meet a buddy in Seattle July 15/16. ...
Forum: Americas 12-20-2014, 09:02 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 524
Posted By Shizoku
May/June are the worst for the mosquitos. Maybe...

May/June are the worst for the mosquitos. Maybe we'll run into you. I leave July 10th, from LA, meet up with a buddy in Seattle on July 15th, and we head towards Alaska. No schedule really, just 4-5...
Forum: Americas 12-20-2014, 07:44 PM
Replies: 151
Views: 12,867
Posted By Shizoku
Leaving from LA July 10 to Alaska...

...plan to spend 5 to 6 weeks on the road. You guys will be back around the time I'm setting out, so I'll be looking for your postings to see how its going and get some tips on campsites, roads, and...
Forum: Ride reports 12-17-2014, 12:47 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,887
Posted By Shizoku
I think Desmodab is correct, the blog you are...

I think Desmodab is correct, the blog you are most likely referring to was mine, and detailed a trip I took last summer. I haven't posted since the trip ended. I'll fire it up again in July, when I...
Forum: Ride reports 12-16-2014, 10:41 PM
Replies: 974
Views: 254,830
Posted By Shizoku
Doubly confirmed. After reading his C2C...

Doubly confirmed. After reading his C2C adventure, I bought a Ducati MTS Granturismo, retired, and rode the Northwestern US, Western Canada, and Vancouver Island for 30 days. Next up...Alaska for...
Forum: Ride reports 12-16-2014, 07:43 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,887
Posted By Shizoku
Subscribed as well! Was great hosting you in...

Subscribed as well! Was great hosting you in Valencia. Was great when you hosted me in Victoria on my 30 day Canadian adventure!

Dave In Valencia

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Forum: Beasts 09-03-2014, 09:37 PM
Replies: 6,193
Views: 1,287,001
Posted By Shizoku
I've heard that a number of times. Also heard a...

I've heard that a number of times. Also heard a number of times that it does not have to be removed. I've a 2013 MTS GT, I've changed the oil twice, I've never removed the center stand.
...
Forum: Ride reports 07-25-2014, 10:14 PM
Replies: 239
Views: 31,333
Posted By Shizoku
Awesome pics...I'll be there Tuesday! ...

Awesome pics...I'll be there Tuesday!

Dave
Forum: Beasts 07-25-2014, 09:51 PM
Replies: 6,193
Views: 1,287,001
Posted By Shizoku
Go Pro Camera Mount

Anyone using a Go Pro Camera on their MTS? I'm trying to decide whether to use a helmet mount or possibly a front fairing mount via suction cup.

Leaving Sunday on the beginnings of a 30...
Forum: Beasts 07-06-2014, 12:17 AM
Replies: 6,193
Views: 1,287,001
Posted By Shizoku
SO...I used the hardware attachments that came...

SO...I used the hardware attachments that came with Wolfman Fuel Holsters. I didn't need to use the attachments, as I attached the Fuel Holsters to my crash bars.

The attachments came with metal...
Forum: Beasts 07-04-2014, 07:15 AM
Replies: 6,193
Views: 1,287,001
Posted By Shizoku
The four hold down attachments are quick, easy,...

The four hold down attachments are quick, easy, and functional. I've the spider cargo nets as well, but these are easier and they don't look too bad.

Yes, a Cardinal fan! Our pitching is decent,...
Forum: Beasts 06-08-2014, 10:09 AM
Replies: 6,193
Views: 1,287,001
Posted By Shizoku
Anyone else drilling holes in their Ducati panniers?

I kept going back n forth on this.
Especially when holding the drill and looking at my clean Granturismo top box! I wish the Ducati panniers were more like the BMW's, whereby you can strap items to...
Forum: Beasts 06-08-2014, 09:35 AM
Replies: 6,193
Views: 1,287,001
Posted By Shizoku
Thumb Wolfman Blackhawk Tankbag

Recently purchased the Wolfman Tank Bag as an alternative to the more expensive SW Motech bags that require the 'Quick Lock' mounting system.

The Wolfman was $116 delivered, installation was a...
Forum: Beasts 06-04-2014, 11:19 PM
Replies: 6,193
Views: 1,287,001
Posted By Shizoku
Wolfman Tankbags

Anyone use one of these on their MTS?
Just ordered a Blackhawk Tank Bag for my '13 GT.
Fingers crossed on the fit.
...
Forum: Ride reports 05-20-2014, 02:15 PM
Replies: 7,447
Views: 2,110,311
Posted By Shizoku
See if you can geet your hands on a Firestone...

See if you can geet your hands on a Firestone Parabola for Ed:1drink

Dave In Valencia
Forum: Equipment 05-17-2014, 10:08 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 683
Posted By Shizoku
And the winner is....

...the Panasonic LUMIX ZS35 Digital Camera. Most of the review sites really like the camera at $280. So at $200 at Costco, if figure it's a pretty good deal.


May take the Nikon D90 along for...
Forum: Ride reports 05-12-2014, 01:49 PM
Replies: 7,447
Views: 2,110,311
Posted By Shizoku
Been a fan of Chimay (Blue), Deliruim, Leffe,...

Been a fan of Chimay (Blue), Deliruim, Leffe, Westmalle, and Trappiste Rochefort (#10) for years. About a year ago my oldest son turned me on to St. Bernardus abt 12...
...
Forum: Trip Planning 05-08-2014, 06:22 PM
Replies: 461
Views: 70,037
Posted By Shizoku
Motorcycle Transport

Are you set on shipping the bike into Dublin?
This place has good recs from a few riders.
LA to Heidelberg

http://www.knopftours.com/Web-Site/MotorbikeTransport.html...
Forum: Beasts 05-07-2014, 08:50 AM
Replies: 6,193
Views: 1,287,001
Posted By Shizoku
I'll be on the road for 5 weeks in Canada and...

I'll be on the road for 5 weeks in Canada and West Coast US. Need the top box for storage and a lockable place to keep helmet, camping stuff, camera, etc. IF the top box was flat, like the BMW setup,...
Forum: Beasts 05-06-2014, 10:54 PM
Replies: 6,193
Views: 1,287,001
Posted By Shizoku
What about the top box?

What about the top box?
Forum: Beasts 05-06-2014, 09:49 PM
Replies: 6,193
Views: 1,287,001
Posted By Shizoku
Extra Fuel Range

I'm headed to Canada the end of July for about 5 weeks. For the first 10 days I'll be accompanied by a buddy with a new BMW GS 1200. I love my MTS, but wish it had the range of his GS.

Those of...
Forum: Beasts 05-05-2014, 01:07 PM
Replies: 6,193
Views: 1,287,001
Posted By Shizoku
YES!!! Need more details! Part numbers, etc. ...

YES!!! Need more details! Part numbers, etc. Love that set up. Is that for your iPhone?

Dave In Valencia
Forum: Equipment 05-04-2014, 08:02 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 683
Posted By Shizoku
It has some sort of 'burst mode' for fast...

It has some sort of 'burst mode' for fast action...8 frames per second, which should be fast enough.
Also, Photography Blog has a review that says it's ready for action about 1 second after you turn...
Forum: Equipment 05-04-2014, 01:36 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 683
Posted By Shizoku
The issue with the D90 is it's size. I added a...

The issue with the D90 is it's size. I added a 18-270 lens, for a couple non-motorcycle trips to Europe, as I didn't want to be changing lenses all the time. The 18-270 was perfect, but the D90, with...
Forum: Ride reports 05-04-2014, 12:31 PM
Replies: 686
Views: 108,152
Posted By Shizoku
Incredible journey! Thank you so much for...

Incredible journey!
Thank you so much for taking the time to write it up and letting us follow along.

Dave In Valencia
Forum: Equipment 05-04-2014, 12:15 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 683
Posted By Shizoku
Camera Options (Nikon L830)

There's probably a thread for this, but thought I'd ask specifically if anyone is using a Nikon L830 in their travels? I've a full blown Nikon D90 setup, which is more camera than I know how to use,...
Forum: Americas 05-04-2014, 09:52 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 938
Posted By Shizoku
Booked 2 nights in Tofino at a Hostel. Tofino...

Booked 2 nights in Tofino at a Hostel. Tofino looks like a cool place. Hope to kayak and hit the Hot Springs. Might extend my time there, just depends, then on to Victoria.

No schedule...
Forum: Ride reports 05-03-2014, 06:38 PM
Replies: 119
Views: 27,240
Posted By Shizoku
Great gear info!

Thanks for posting info about your travelling gear.
I just ordered the mosquito Thermacell, holster, and extra cartridges/mats.

Thanks again!

Dave In Valencia
Forum: Alaska 05-02-2014, 09:18 PM
Replies: 91
Views: 6,975
Posted By Shizoku
Good to hear! Myself and a buddy will be coming...

Good to hear! Myself and a buddy will be coming out the east side of Glacier Nat'l Park, early August, and heading north into Canada, most likely right where you did your crossing.
However, I've...
Forum: Ride reports 04-29-2014, 10:02 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 4,070
Posted By Shizoku
We need pics! Sounds like a great ride so far! ...

We need pics! Sounds like a great ride so far!

Dave In Valencia
Forum: Americas 04-29-2014, 08:06 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 2,839
Posted By Shizoku
Mid June 2015 Departure for Alaska

My buddy and I will be leaving next June for Alaska. The plan was to attempt it this year, but I don't retire until July 24th, and by the time we'd get to Alaska, the weather might be too risky.
...
Forum: Americas 04-23-2014, 10:46 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 938
Posted By Shizoku
OK, I'll chance it and try the desk when I get...

OK, I'll chance it and try the desk when I get into town. Like that better anyway, as I won't need to adhere to a schedule. Additionally, I may try some couch surfing or the Tent Space Directory on...
Forum: Americas 04-23-2014, 10:27 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 938
Posted By Shizoku
I should be there around the 10th or 11th, plus...

I should be there around the 10th or 11th, plus or minus a day or two, but cheapest rate I could find online, $146 USD. Do you negotiate when you call? Ahead of time?
Forum: Americas 04-23-2014, 08:28 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 938
Posted By Shizoku
Thank you sir. Any recs on places to stay in...

Thank you sir. Any recs on places to stay in Victoria? I'd like to stay down near the Marina/Fairmont Empress. Don't want to spend a fortune, but need a safe place to park the bike. Unless there are...
Forum: Americas 04-23-2014, 07:31 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 938
Posted By Shizoku
Paying for gas with a credit card.

In the states we have to input our 5 digit zip code at the pump.
Can I use my CC in Canada? I've heard there is a difference in the postal codes that are asked for in Canada at the pump. Info?
...
Forum: Americas 04-23-2014, 07:27 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 938
Posted By Shizoku
Knives in Canda?

Can I bring a SOG Trident into Canada?
3.75" blade.
Forum: Americas 04-23-2014, 05:58 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 938
Posted By Shizoku
On Vancouver Island, is it worth the trip to Port...

On Vancouver Island, is it worth the trip to Port Hardy?
Thanks,
Dave
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