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Forum: Canada 06-25-2013, 12:49 PM
Replies: 3,289
Views: 640,911
Posted By Two Wheeled 'Tard
Thanks for the tip. I've got a RR going here:...

Thanks for the tip. I've got a RR going here: http://advrider.com/forums/showthread.php?t=884116
Forum: Trip Planning 06-25-2013, 07:09 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 3,454
Posted By Two Wheeled 'Tard
For storing water, I really like these:...

For storing water, I really like these: http://www.rei.com/product/626195/nalgene-wide-mouth-cantene-96-fl-oz

Cheap, holds about two and a half liters, and packs up super-small when you don't need...
Forum: Canada 06-25-2013, 06:57 AM
Replies: 3,289
Views: 640,911
Posted By Two Wheeled 'Tard
Out of curiosity, how long after Howley should I...

Out of curiosity, how long after Howley should I stay on the slab? I'm starting the TCAT next week on a loaded-up V-Strom 650.
Forum: Trip Planning 05-19-2013, 08:10 AM
Replies: 89
Views: 45,005
Posted By Two Wheeled 'Tard
I'm surprised its not in the very first post, but...

I'm surprised its not in the very first post, but for the love of god never be without condoms. Nothing sucks more than needing one and not having it.
Forum: Face plant 04-27-2013, 07:51 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 2,672
Posted By Two Wheeled 'Tard
Man, that's the story of my life there.

Man, that's the story of my life there.
Forum: Face plant 04-25-2013, 08:56 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 2,672
Posted By Two Wheeled 'Tard
That was the cop's assessment, and I'm inclined...

That was the cop's assessment, and I'm inclined to agree with him. :)
Forum: Face plant 04-24-2013, 08:20 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 2,672
Posted By Two Wheeled 'Tard
Well the bike IS registered, I just didn't have...

Well the bike IS registered, I just didn't have the plate on it. And Illinois doesn't have vehicle inspections.

Fortunately, the cop was able to look up the registration by the VIN, and that...
Forum: Face plant 04-24-2013, 03:20 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 2,672
Posted By Two Wheeled 'Tard
SV650 + highway onramp + cold tires = derp

tl;dr is that I was getting onto the highway and lost the rear tire, slid off the road and the bike ended up in a nice soft muddy ditch. I was ATGATT, don't have a single scratch or bruise on me. ...
Forum: Trip Planning 04-22-2013, 02:01 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 6,391
Posted By Two Wheeled 'Tard
Well, I'm happy to report that I was back on the...

Well, I'm happy to report that I was back on the bike in just two days, and a week later I feel pretty damn great. I'm still a TINY bit sore, but I think it might be due to wearing such tight...
Forum: Americas 03-16-2013, 05:13 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 3,785
Posted By Two Wheeled 'Tard
IMO, the DeLorma InReach is a much better...

IMO, the DeLorma InReach is a much better product, truely global coverage and two-way communications. Significantly more expensive, though.
Forum: Americas 03-16-2013, 05:10 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 3,785
Posted By Two Wheeled 'Tard
Let's be honest, 99% of the things that you might...

Let's be honest, 99% of the things that you might accidentally leave at home, you can easily buy on the road.

I don't know what your plan is, but I wish I'd brought a water purifier on my first...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 03-12-2013, 04:09 AM
Replies: 103
Views: 6,981
Posted By Two Wheeled 'Tard
Perhaps the ZX-10 I rode was much more...

Perhaps the ZX-10 I rode was much more highly-strung than the ZX-14 of yours, but that bike was so twitchy and aggressive in terms of throttle response that I'm not sure I would have wanted to ride...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 03-11-2013, 03:55 AM
Replies: 103
Views: 6,981
Posted By Two Wheeled 'Tard
I got to ride a race-prepped ZX-10 at the track...

I got to ride a race-prepped ZX-10 at the track for an entire day once, it was my first experience with a literbike and it scared the shit outta me. :eek1 It convinced me that liter+ bikes are...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 03-09-2013, 01:00 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 2,004
Posted By Two Wheeled 'Tard
I started riding on the street, and am slowly...

I started riding on the street, and am slowly transitioning to dirt. While riding dirt doesn't teach you the situational awareness that is important on the street, it DOES teach you much better...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 03-09-2013, 12:26 PM
Replies: 103
Views: 6,981
Posted By Two Wheeled 'Tard
I bought an SV650 for track duty as well as...

I bought an SV650 for track duty as well as aggressive street riding, because of the cost/benefit ratio it gave. I got super-sport quality brakes and suspension, good handling, great aftermarket and...
Forum: Equipment 03-07-2013, 11:44 AM
Replies: 0
Views: 377
Posted By Two Wheeled 'Tard
Really bright flush-mount turn signals?

I'm looking to replace the factory turn signals on my V-Strom, which stick out quite a ways and are notorious for being smashed with any drop. Even the Buell turn signals I had on got beaten up...
Forum: Alaska 03-07-2013, 03:18 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 906
Posted By Two Wheeled 'Tard
Alright, which one of you nutjobs was this? (Prudhoe Bay in February)

A friend of a friend of mine works for BP up on the North Slope of Alaska at Prudhoe Bay, and just sent me this picture. This guy was up there a couple weeks ago in late February, it was -20F when...
Forum: Beasts 03-06-2013, 09:51 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,585
Posted By Two Wheeled 'Tard
Could you give a little more info on this? I'd...

Could you give a little more info on this? I'd been planning on getting the rods in mine lengthened, but would prefer a drop-in solution so I could return to stock height if desired. Do the DR650...
Forum: Trip Planning 03-05-2013, 12:26 PM
Replies: 81
Views: 15,178
Posted By Two Wheeled 'Tard
I just don't need it. I find it's easier to have...

I just don't need it. I find it's easier to have some soft stuff (like the tent) bungeed to the luggage rack, rather than messing with a top box.

Sleeping bag and food in one saddlebag, tools,...
Forum: Canada 03-05-2013, 06:05 AM
Replies: 3,289
Views: 640,911
Posted By Two Wheeled 'Tard
Have to give my thanks again for you guys putting...

Have to give my thanks again for you guys putting this together, it was a huge undertaking and means the world to other riders!

Can't wait for the pdf maps!
Forum: Beasts 03-04-2013, 05:00 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 2,690
Posted By Two Wheeled 'Tard
Well, I finally pulled the trigger. Went with a...

Well, I finally pulled the trigger. Went with a 3-way adjustable, but with no remote preload. Saved a little money, and given what the bike will be used for it's un-nessesary. If I was using the...
Forum: Beasts 03-04-2013, 04:58 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 2,690
Posted By Two Wheeled 'Tard
http://advrider.com/forums/showthread.php?t=861648...

http://advrider.com/forums/showthread.php?t=861648 :)
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 03-04-2013, 11:46 AM
Replies: 68
Views: 4,145
Posted By Two Wheeled 'Tard
I didn't get my first motorcycle until I was 24,...

I didn't get my first motorcycle until I was 24, didn't really know where to start and did a lot of things wrong. But I survived, and now I'm hopelessly, completely addicted. When I can't ride,...
Forum: Beasts 03-02-2013, 03:42 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 2,690
Posted By Two Wheeled 'Tard
Three-ways don't count if it's with another guy! ...

Three-ways don't count if it's with another guy! :P
Forum: Central From Da Nort Woods to the Plane States 02-28-2013, 03:22 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 436
Posted By Two Wheeled 'Tard
Is that the Dianese store? I've been there, got...

Is that the Dianese store? I've been there, got some gloves and one of those under-leather silk suits from them. It's a pretty nice little place, but definitely a boutique focused on racing stuff. ...
Forum: Central From Da Nort Woods to the Plane States 02-27-2013, 07:08 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 436
Posted By Two Wheeled 'Tard
I don't mind distance, it's a good excuse for a...

I don't mind distance, it's a good excuse for a road trip. Thanks for the tip, I'll check it out!
Forum: Central From Da Nort Woods to the Plane States 02-26-2013, 06:42 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 436
Posted By Two Wheeled 'Tard
Good, large-selection gear stores in the Tri-State area?

Hey guys, I'm based out of Chicago and am looking for suggestions on any stores in the northern Illinois/southern WI/Northern IN area that actually have a big, wide selection of riding gear in stock....
Forum: Beasts 02-26-2013, 11:44 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 2,690
Posted By Two Wheeled 'Tard
Replacing my DL650's rear shock: Is 3-way worth it over 2-way?

I have an '08 ABS Wee that I'm looking to get an aftermarket rear shock for, ideally with remote preload. At minimum I want two-way adjustability, but I'm waffling if three-way is worth it. What do...
Forum: Americas 02-24-2013, 03:47 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,473
Posted By Two Wheeled 'Tard
I'll sell you my '08 ABS DL650 in the fall once...

I'll sell you my '08 ABS DL650 in the fall once I'm done with it :) I'll have the better part of 40k miles on it by then, but with every farkle you can imagine, and completely set up for...
Forum: Americas 02-23-2013, 02:02 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,228
Posted By Two Wheeled 'Tard
Given the choice, I'd advise June/July. Your...

Given the choice, I'd advise June/July. Your comments about "traffic" are silly :) Any traffic there is (and by "Traffic" I mean "You actually saw another vehicle in the last half an hour") is...
Forum: Americas 02-23-2013, 12:39 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,473
Posted By Two Wheeled 'Tard
I don't think you need to go back to the drawing...

I don't think you need to go back to the drawing board, just change the order of a couple things you've got planned. And okay, maybe not so much time crossing the flatlands :). Identify the stuff...
Forum: Americas 02-21-2013, 08:51 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,473
Posted By Two Wheeled 'Tard
Another completely random spur that you might be...

Another completely random spur that you might be interested, and would accomplish your goal of getting into the Northwest Territories (barely) is the Canol Road. It starts off the Alcan about 80...
Forum: Americas 02-21-2013, 08:46 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 363
Posted By Two Wheeled 'Tard
Don't be a wimp, do the ride in August :D I...

Don't be a wimp, do the ride in August :D

I did it in 2009 on an air-cooled cruiser, in full head to toe gear. 122F, yay! Seriously though, it's not that bad. Just dress appropriately, drink...
Forum: Americas 02-20-2013, 07:19 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,473
Posted By Two Wheeled 'Tard
Getting into the NWT is very workable, and the...

Getting into the NWT is very workable, and the Dempster Highway up to Inuvick promises to be an interesting ride. I'd advise that over the MacKenzie Highway, the Dempster is much more scenic and...
Forum: Americas 02-20-2013, 03:27 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,473
Posted By Two Wheeled 'Tard
Out of curiosity, what sort of bike was that on? ...

Out of curiosity, what sort of bike was that on? I'm trying to decide on tires for my 2013 trip (route pictured above) on a V-strom 650.
Forum: Americas 02-19-2013, 11:38 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,473
Posted By Two Wheeled 'Tard
The more I look at this, I see a couple of...

The more I look at this, I see a couple of potential problems.

First and foremost, your goal. You're not going to be able to do all the amazing destinations and roads in one riding season. ...
Forum: Americas 02-19-2013, 09:28 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,473
Posted By Two Wheeled 'Tard
A Multi might be a bit too road-oriented for what...

A Multi might be a bit too road-oriented for what you're planning on doing, but to be fair I'm doing a very similar trip this summer on a V-Strom 650, which isn't exactly a single-track machine...
Forum: Trip Planning 02-19-2013, 06:00 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 3,020
Posted By Two Wheeled 'Tard
No. It's not going to happen through the USAP, I...

No. It's not going to happen through the USAP, I can promise you that. I know because my friend and I have spend the past year and a half trying to get OUR bikes down here. We can't even get out...
Forum: Equipment 02-18-2013, 03:21 AM
Replies: 42
Views: 5,543
Posted By Two Wheeled 'Tard
Now that does look comfy, but spendy. I guess...

Now that does look comfy, but spendy. I guess "Cost" is the third part of the equation. :)

For motorcycle camping, 4oz isn't a noticeable difference. But when you're backpacking it can, those...
Forum: Equipment 02-17-2013, 05:41 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 5,543
Posted By Two Wheeled 'Tard
You're going to have to strike a balance between...

You're going to have to strike a balance between how completely it packs, and how warm it is. I'm young(ish) so I'm still happy on a 1" thick new Therm-a-rest, but I also do a fair amount of...
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