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Forum: Road warriors 06-18-2014, 10:47 AM
Replies: 62
Views: 4,112
Posted By alzyck
How about a scooter??

I know you posted this in Road Warriors, but would you/she consider a scooter? People travel cross country on 400 and 650 Burgman's no problem. They'll run at interstate speed all day. Good wind...
Forum: Battle scooters 08-29-2013, 04:47 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 6,485
Posted By alzyck
Not sure how it works on the East and West Coast,...

Not sure how it works on the East and West Coast, but across the Plains quite a few of the smaller towns will let you camp overnight in their city park. If you've been doing some hard riding and feel...
Forum: Battle scooters 07-18-2013, 05:47 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,002
Posted By alzyck
I'm new to scoot's, but have done some decent...

I'm new to scoot's, but have done some decent long distance trips on my motorcycles (more like a Journeyman than a Guru). Here's some things I've found related to long bike trips.

- Just like any...
Forum: Equipment 06-02-2013, 07:31 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 3,746
Posted By alzyck
Mine seems to work fine also...

Same for me. Got mine Gen 1 on clearance when the Gen 2's came out. Never needed to use the 911 function, so can't say about that, but otherwise my Gen 1 Spot works great. My family uses it to track...
Forum: Ride reports 04-24-2013, 07:30 AM
Replies: 120
Views: 20,391
Posted By alzyck
I'm in. Really enjoying the ride report. Hard to...

I'm in. Really enjoying the ride report. Hard to do ride reports on the road. Thanks for taking the time.

I'm curious about who makes your top case. Is that something that came with the Helix or...
Forum: Equipment 11-10-2012, 10:37 AM
Replies: 59
Views: 7,401
Posted By alzyck
No affiliation with aerostich other than being a...

No affiliation with aerostich other than being a customer. I'm also a fan of aerostich as a company. Each time I've purchased something from them, they made me feel like I was their best customer....
Forum: Ride reports 10-29-2012, 04:38 AM
Replies: 848
Views: 434,850
Posted By alzyck
Not about being in your 20's. Late 50's and...

Not about being in your 20's. Late 50's and that's my experience also. Like MizzouRider said, it doesn't get any better with age. What's interesting is the Canadian riders I've talked with have said...
Forum: Ride reports 10-19-2012, 10:42 AM
Replies: 177
Views: 27,090
Posted By alzyck
I've also seen some discussion that history of...

I've also seen some discussion that history of the Civil War can be divided as before the Emancipation Proclamation (1863) and after the Emancipation Proclamation. Before the Emancipation...
Forum: Ride reports 10-14-2012, 05:48 AM
Replies: 177
Views: 27,090
Posted By alzyck
U.S. Grant is interesting. He led the Union Army...

U.S. Grant is interesting. He led the Union Army to victory in the Civil War when none of the other Union generals could. It's interesting because he failed at pretty much everything else he did in...
Forum: Road warriors 09-18-2012, 03:22 PM
Replies: 79
Views: 7,166
Posted By alzyck
Must have missed you on your 1300 when I was...

Must have missed you on your 1300 when I was running through Texas. Big state :D.

My post and my opinion don't have anything to do with being attuned to the finer points of touring, so I'm not...
Forum: Road warriors 09-18-2012, 02:43 PM
Replies: 79
Views: 7,166
Posted By alzyck
I guess I'd be in the "no go" camp on the VTX...

I guess I'd be in the "no go" camp on the VTX 1300. I had a 2006. Didn't keep it long. Lots of not so good things. Too heavy for the horsepower. Vibrated really bad going down the road (makes the GS...
Forum: GS Boxers 08-09-2012, 03:51 AM
Replies: 55
Views: 4,356
Posted By alzyck
For which year? My hexhead was every 6,000 miles....

For which year? My hexhead was every 6,000 miles. Pretty sure my camhead is 6,000, then every 12,000 miles.
Forum: Road warriors 08-08-2012, 02:24 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,617
Posted By alzyck
I went from an R12RT to an R12GS (not ADV)....

I went from an R12RT to an R12GS (not ADV). You'll have to consider the difference between my GS and your GS-ADV.

I like my GS and liked my RT pretty much equally. They are different bikes. There...
Forum: Road warriors 08-05-2012, 09:27 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,115
Posted By alzyck
Currently have an R12GS and previously had an...

Currently have an R12GS and previously had an R12RT. Never had an issue with either. Never had a K-bike, so this isn't a direct comparison, but just a comment on what you mentioned about R bike...
Forum: Ride reports 07-17-2012, 03:16 PM
Replies: 184
Views: 34,794
Posted By alzyck
Thanks for a great RR. If you're looking at...

Thanks for a great RR.

If you're looking at a GS, but think it's too big, have you considered an R1200R? Lower, lighter, plenty of power. 490 lbs wet. 110 HP. 600 watt alternator to power...
Forum: Road warriors 07-15-2012, 05:17 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 2,145
Posted By alzyck
Same for me. I have a laminar lip along along...

Same for me. I have a laminar lip along along with a full face and a modular helmet. The lip corrected the noise problem with the full face helmet, but the modular is still noisey. For me it seems...
Forum: Ride reports 07-13-2012, 01:19 AM
Replies: 2,026
Views: 268,788
Posted By alzyck
Interesting analogy. You're right, up through the...

Interesting analogy. You're right, up through the ranks isn't the only way to go, but the person that rose from the mailroom to Chairman will have a better understanding of the nuances of the...
Forum: Road warriors 07-12-2012, 10:30 AM
Replies: 54
Views: 5,811
Posted By alzyck
I'll jump in. I've owned two Honda's (VTX,...

I'll jump in.

I've owned two Honda's (VTX, GL1800), two BMW's (R12RT, R12GS) and a Ural.

The engines/drive train in the Honda's, especially the Wing, are are awesome. On the wing, there's an...
Forum: Ride reports 07-09-2012, 03:01 AM
Replies: 2,026
Views: 268,788
Posted By alzyck
Nice to see some photos.You asked about why...

Nice to see some photos.You asked about why people might think you're trolling with this ride report. When things are way out of the ordinary, most people wonder why and if the parts don't fit,...
Forum: Ride reports 07-05-2012, 05:07 PM
Replies: 2,026
Views: 268,788
Posted By alzyck
I'm on the fence. It could be a hoax or it could...

I'm on the fence. It could be a hoax or it could fall into the category of someone with limited experience that went ahead and did something because no one bothered to tell them how difficult it was...
Forum: Ride reports 07-03-2012, 02:16 PM
Replies: 184
Views: 34,794
Posted By alzyck
Laminar Lip

Checking out you pics. I don't think I've seen a Laminar Lip mounted like yours. Usually just 3M dual lock. Curious how you mounted it. Are those rubber grommets from Home Depot/Lowes or something...
Forum: Road warriors 07-01-2012, 06:32 PM
Replies: 2,081
Views: 330,235
Posted By alzyck
I put some Barkbuster Storm S7's on my 2008 RT...

I put some Barkbuster Storm S7's on my 2008 RT for the same reason (wind protection). Not sure if they'll fit the 2010 or not. They did keep the wind off in the cold, but I thought they added a lot...
Forum: Ride reports 07-01-2012, 09:46 AM
Replies: 2,026
Views: 268,788
Posted By alzyck
I'll probably get banned for this, but...

I'm probably misunderstanding, but you're the mentor/riding partner of an inexperienced rider that, with a total of a weekend riding on a Honda Rebel in a parking lot, hops on K1600GT to ride to...
Forum: Ride reports 06-30-2012, 03:51 AM
Replies: 184
Views: 34,794
Posted By alzyck
I'm in...

It looks like an awesome adventure.
:lurk
Forum: Road warriors 06-01-2012, 02:28 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,052
Posted By alzyck
plastic

plastic
Forum: Road warriors 04-06-2012, 05:57 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 9,152
Posted By alzyck
Seems harsh. Did you read the thread from post...

Seems harsh. Did you read the thread from post #1? The OP didn't ask for input from people that lived in Alaska. He asked for input from people that have ridden in Alaska. Not the same thing. He also...
Forum: Road warriors 04-01-2012, 09:45 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 9,152
Posted By alzyck
A 1995 Honda Magna would be the best....

What's wrong with the bike you have?
Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 03-21-2012, 04:03 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 956
Posted By alzyck
Thanks for the time everybody's taken to provide...

Thanks for the time everybody's taken to provide routes. Looks like I have some choices.

WRC51 - I appreciate the info. I carry the paperwork on the bike, but I wasn't really thinking about it....
Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 03-19-2012, 03:45 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 956
Posted By alzyck
Thanks for the info

Thanks all for the info.

spafxr - I have a deadline to get back, but I should still have time to explore. Thanks for the optional route.

I was stationed at Hunter-Liggett and Fort Ord back in...
Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 03-19-2012, 04:30 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 956
Posted By alzyck
Phoenix to CA 1 North - minus LA

Headinng out West in May. Need to stop in Phoenix to visit family. Would like to get from Phoenix to CA1/US101 Northbound at either Oxnard or Santa Barbara without riding through LA.

Any...
Forum: Americas 03-18-2012, 04:11 AM
Replies: 43
Views: 3,865
Posted By alzyck
In July 2010 I rode from Hyder down to CA16, over...

In July 2010 I rode from Hyder down to CA16, over to Prince George, then to Jasper, down the icefields parkway to the border. From Jasper to the U.S. border the scenery was awesome, but FWIW, lots of...
Forum: Americas 03-16-2012, 04:38 AM
Replies: 41
Views: 4,498
Posted By alzyck
I use the hour method

Not too much different than what others have said.

I ride 1-1/2 hours, make a 10 minute hydration stop (dehydrate and rehydrate),
then ride 1-1/2 hours, make a 40 minute stop and grab a light...
Forum: Americas 03-15-2012, 04:54 AM
Replies: 55
Views: 4,091
Posted By alzyck
I was skimming through the thread, so if I missed...

I was skimming through the thread, so if I missed this, my apologies, but in mid-April you can have pretty good snow as far South as Flagstaff. It's been a dry winter, but you might want to have a...
Forum: Hacks 03-07-2012, 02:26 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,672
Posted By alzyck
That's what I found with my Gear Up. When I first...

That's what I found with my Gear Up. When I first took delivery, it was hard work to keep it going straight down the road. People told me I just needed more experience to get used to riding a hack....
Forum: Hacks 12-26-2011, 06:08 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 2,062
Posted By alzyck
You watch LMN??? Isn't like a chick channel?

You watch LMN??? Isn't like a chick channel?
Forum: Americas 11-26-2011, 06:47 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,534
Posted By alzyck
I'm sure you're all over this, but I thought I'd...

I'm sure you're all over this, but I thought I'd toss it out there. I rented a bike and did a December tour in Southern AZ maybe three years ago. I was surprised how cold the a.m. temps were in the...
Forum: Road warriors 10-31-2011, 06:29 PM
Replies: 66
Views: 9,884
Posted By alzyck
Let's see if I can get between the Harley recall...

Let's see if I can get between the Harley recall argument.



I can't do it in 3 hours. For me, it's more like 6 or 7 hours by the time I get the fluids, pick up parts at the BMW shop, order a...
Forum: Road warriors 10-31-2011, 05:02 AM
Replies: 66
Views: 9,884
Posted By alzyck
Thanks all for the feedback. Looks like the FJR...

Thanks all for the feedback. Looks like the FJR is getting the most votes.
Forum: Road warriors 10-30-2011, 02:52 PM
Replies: 66
Views: 9,884
Posted By alzyck
Are you sure about those? When I checked, ...

Are you sure about those? When I checked,

The ZZR has 4,000 mile minor and 7,500 mile major maintenance intervals.

The FJR13 has 4,000 mile minor and 8,000 mile major maintenance.

The...
Forum: Road warriors 10-30-2011, 01:48 PM
Replies: 66
Views: 9,884
Posted By alzyck
Super low maintenance tourer

I've been searching for this, but my google-fu may be weak.

I'm working on my pre-winter maintenance on my GS.

Had a Gold Wing. I really liked the 36,000 mile service intervals and 8,000 mile...
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