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Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 10-02-2013, 09:40 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 5,062
Posted By blues
Maybe one of the new tires is not well seated? ...

Maybe one of the new tires is not well seated?

I've been using Ride-on for several years on 2 different bikes, no issues.
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 08-17-2013, 04:58 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,321
Posted By blues
All you have to do is simply...

All you have to do is simply...
Forum: Racing 08-06-2013, 10:00 AM
Replies: 915
Views: 71,810
Posted By blues
Thanks, all the encoragement I need. Had...

Thanks, all the encoragement I need.

Had hoped to ride down Friday and enjoy a full day at the track but the scheduling gods aren't having it. I am a little concerned bombing along through the...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 08-04-2013, 09:13 PM
Replies: 141
Views: 20,800
Posted By blues
I lived in the Bay Area, Mill Valley, for a...

I lived in the Bay Area, Mill Valley, for a couple years. 'Patty Hurst era', but rode a Norton and an Ossa at that time. IIRC the Astro dominated short track racing and was one bad ass bike.
Forum: Racing 08-04-2013, 05:53 PM
Replies: 915
Views: 71,810
Posted By blues
More Unadilla questions Haven't been since...

More Unadilla questions

Haven't been since the early 80's and am thinking of riding down Sat AM. Many fond memories of Unadilla including seeing Roger De Coster race. So...

Is there mc specific...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 08-03-2013, 08:20 PM
Replies: 141
Views: 20,800
Posted By blues
Great list. My additions: Jawa ISDT, highly...

Great list. My additions:

Jawa ISDT, highly effective tool for the job
Moto Guzzi LeMans, best sound in all of motor sports
Bultaco Pursang, :yikes
XR 750, as has been mentioned, but not...
Forum: Americas 06-25-2013, 07:42 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 777
Posted By blues
Wow. Where ever you go it's going to be one...

Wow. Where ever you go it's going to be one helluva ride.

I'd trailer to the Denver area, ride south ( best routes tbd ) and do what AJ suggests, spend some time in Southern Utah and work your way...
Forum: Equipment 06-24-2013, 05:25 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 4,951
Posted By blues
:wink:

:wink:
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 06-23-2013, 07:20 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 3,177
Posted By blues
Bike for the big one: Super T, currently under...

Bike for the big one: Super T, currently under consideration.
Tooling around bike: Triumph Scrambler. Got one, finally.
Bike I want for no particular reason: Victory Crossroads.
Trail Bike: 450...
Forum: Equipment 06-23-2013, 07:10 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 4,951
Posted By blues
Synthetic everything. Really comfy, packs down to...

Synthetic everything. Really comfy, packs down to nothing, looks decent even after you've slept in it once or twice ( well some of it ), easy to hand wash, dries fast.

Favorites:

Pants;...
Forum: Equipment 06-17-2013, 03:33 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 12,175
Posted By blues
Nice write up, I've been curious about these.

Nice write up, I've been curious about these.
Forum: Americas 06-15-2013, 05:47 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 898
Posted By blues
If you like smoked sea food check out Fumoirs...

If you like smoked sea food check out Fumoirs Raoul Roux in Matane located near the ferry terminal. Awesome, the best I've ever had. It's a take out place so you'll need to find a decent loaf of...
Forum: Americas 06-12-2013, 08:44 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 468
Posted By blues
Jefferson Notch Road is just a little west of...

Jefferson Notch Road is just a little west of here, off the 302. Highly entertaining as I remember.
+ 1 on a visit to White Horse. Nice folks, a candy store for adventure riders.
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 05-30-2013, 03:13 PM
Replies: 67
Views: 3,567
Posted By blues
Lay on the horn and they'll run straight out of...

Lay on the horn and they'll run straight out of the road.
Forum: Thumpers 05-08-2013, 07:14 PM
Replies: 764
Views: 98,949
Posted By blues
The simple answer is, well set up and in the...

The simple answer is, well set up and in the sweet spot, they are fun to ride.

A few years ago I picked up a lightly used '07 for a song to see if I liked Adventure Riding and much to my surprise,...
Forum: Beasts 04-29-2013, 06:37 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 3,038
Posted By blues
I'm glad to see all the attention being paid to...

I'm glad to see all the attention being paid to Adventure bikes. Competition improves the breed.
Forum: Beasts 04-19-2013, 07:25 PM
Replies: 194
Views: 16,423
Posted By blues
Question for you Stelvio guys. Would you...

Question for you Stelvio guys.

Would you ride it to Alaska? If yes, what tires would you use?

I'm 64 and thinking about doing some big rides and know that I don't have the right bikes for the...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 03-30-2013, 08:47 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 3,257
Posted By blues
In the early 80's I was about the OP's age and...

In the early 80's I was about the OP's age and bought a new 550 GPz Kawi which was a hot bike at the time. I don't recall what else I considered but a BMW would not have hit the radar. The Kawi was...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 03-29-2013, 09:23 PM
Replies: 76
Views: 9,105
Posted By blues
Buy lottery tickets! Hit on women out of your...

Buy lottery tickets! Hit on women out of your league! You can't miss, ( just funning with you a little ).
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 03-29-2013, 07:01 PM
Replies: 76
Views: 9,105
Posted By blues
Triumph was specifically mentioned!

Triumph was specifically mentioned!
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 03-29-2013, 07:00 PM
Replies: 76
Views: 9,105
Posted By blues
Actually you didn't get a 'good one', according...

Actually you didn't get a 'good one', according to you the shock failed at 24k.
How expensive is that part? $1k? Something like that.
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 03-19-2013, 08:48 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,959
Posted By blues
When the lads get together the talk is always...

When the lads get together the talk is always about the good times, the funny stories get told time and again, and the hill climbs and water crossings get steeper and deeper each go 'round. Future...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 03-19-2013, 06:33 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 2,100
Posted By blues
For me less is more. I have a number of loops...

For me less is more. I have a number of loops laid out around Northern VT, typically 100-200 miles, mostly dirt, very scenic and entertaining riding and I'll do each a maximum of twice per year....
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 03-19-2013, 06:02 PM
Replies: 77
Views: 4,910
Posted By blues
You've just got to remember not to piss in your...

You've just got to remember not to piss in your Roadcrafter.
Forum: Americas 03-10-2013, 03:34 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,018
Posted By blues
Nice ride, dress warm. My French is limited and I...

Nice ride, dress warm. My French is limited and I got by just fine, speaking slowly helps, speaking loudly does not. People along the main route are accustom to seeing tourist and the local...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 03-09-2013, 05:39 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 2,112
Posted By blues
You'll have more 'situations' to deal with in a...

You'll have more 'situations' to deal with in a day of off road riding than you will in a life time of road riding ( unless you are a Moto bike messenger in Buenos Aires ). Beside if you are going to...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 02-10-2013, 03:44 PM
Replies: 56
Views: 5,714
Posted By blues
63 here and a long term rider. Creature comforts...

63 here and a long term rider. Creature comforts have become all important, so upright riding position and lots of leg room. A strong alternator to power heated gear. Lighter is better and I avoid...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 02-08-2013, 04:33 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 2,572
Posted By blues
I read that article the other day and thought it...

I read that article the other day and thought it was a real eye opener. The results were much worse than I would have imagined. Basically young crashes pick up their bikes and ride home while us old...
Forum: Americas 01-29-2013, 08:11 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 846
Posted By blues
I cross the border almost weekly and have done so...

I cross the border almost weekly and have done so for years. Have never been asked about insurance, registration or a international license.
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 01-08-2013, 05:24 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 3,394
Posted By blues
I've been mostly a euro bike guy for many years,...

I've been mostly a euro bike guy for many years, KTMs in particular, none the less to see if I like doing the Adventure riding thing I picked up a KLR for cheap ( is there any other way? :rofl) and...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 01-05-2013, 04:52 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 4,332
Posted By blues
And the adventure begins! Enjoy

And the adventure begins! Enjoy
Forum: The Garage 12-23-2012, 08:38 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 5,254
Posted By blues
I had similar issues with cheapo zip ties, then I...

I had similar issues with cheapo zip ties, then I found this place, Www.wirecare.com.

High temp, uv resistant, reusables, high strength, and so forth. Also lots of Velcro based products and all...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 12-22-2012, 08:18 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,471
Posted By blues
This. I'll add something like a DRz400 or a...

This. I'll add something like a DRz400 or a WR250 may be good starting points.
I've never taken his course but I like Doc Wong's philosophy on off road riding. Also, find out what tires and tire...
Forum: Trip Planning 12-15-2012, 10:01 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 3,560
Posted By blues
Actually with your experience and attitude you'll...

Actually with your experience and attitude you'll do well with Adventure riding.

None the less seat time on lots of different bikes and circumstances will teach you stuff that words will never...
Forum: Trip Planning 12-15-2012, 03:35 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 3,560
Posted By blues
Credentials? Adventure riding experience? Off...

Credentials? Adventure riding experience? Off road? Engineer or relevant industry experience? Stay at a Holiday Inn last night?
Not trying to be hostile but according to your profile you've owned...
Forum: Equipment 12-11-2012, 05:35 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 17,286
Posted By blues
I've got a Barbour International and another...

I've got a Barbour International and another Barbour for yard work and also wore out another. The International is my favorite piece of gear and when well waxed is reasonably weather tight but I...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 12-05-2012, 09:51 PM
Replies: 272
Views: 63,110
Posted By blues
I had a 430 ( I think ) Husky automatic. It was...

I had a 430 ( I think ) Husky automatic. It was going to be my ticket to the Expert class, instead I became expert in Swedish Motorcycle electrical systems. Unfortunately they didn't give out...
Forum: Northeast - Greater Flugistan and home of the carpet baggers. 12-02-2012, 01:33 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 2,187
Posted By blues
Roadside Motorsorts in Williston, VT. Great shop...

Roadside Motorsorts in Williston, VT. Great shop too.
Forum: Equipment 11-25-2012, 05:35 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 550
Posted By blues
I've had the same set up on my KLR for the past...

I've had the same set up on my KLR for the past 20,000 miles, mostly dirt, with lots of vibration, dust, and rain, with no problem what so ever. Well worth the cost. Perhaps in the future you can...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 11-25-2012, 05:04 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 4,332
Posted By blues
Getting started I'd look for a well set up 650...

Getting started I'd look for a well set up 650 thumper, brand not important, as long as it's in good shape. It will be cheap to buy, cheap to own, and easy to sell when, and if, you feel the need....
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