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Forum: Ride reports Yesterday, 08:53 AM
Replies: 93
Views: 12,686
Posted By CafeRacer99
This whole idea is awesome. I had kids young...

This whole idea is awesome. I had kids young also, and I love riding and generally hanging out with them.

I would like to humbly make a route suggestion. You are going to come awfully close to...
Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 04-23-2015, 10:20 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 490
Posted By CafeRacer99
Anyone used these Volar brake pads? ...

Anyone used these Volar brake pads?

http://www.amazon.com/dp/B007XLD7I6/ref=wl_it_dp_o_pC_S_ttl?_encoding=UTF8&colid=3N2PNQ9QR2M5Y&coliid=IH1YL1Z0FLRCC
Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 04-23-2015, 11:14 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 490
Posted By CafeRacer99
Super Tenere maintenance

I know this info is buried in the big threads, but I really don't want to spend the time searching for the bits of info on maintenance.

I'm interested in what people who do big miles are using for...
Forum: Equipment 04-23-2015, 10:54 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 173
Posted By CafeRacer99
Anyone use Volar brake pads?

They make a set for my Tenere, but $18 for front and rear pads makes me wonder about quality. (On Amazon.)

I've read several reviews on other forums, including sport bike forums, that say they...
Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 04-19-2015, 10:13 AM
Replies: 27,756
Views: 5,508,904
Posted By CafeRacer99
The stock OEM cases have horrible locks. They...

The stock OEM cases have horrible locks. They don't turn smoothly and you will bend your key. It took two years of bending back and forth for my first key to break. You need to decide if that's...
Forum: Americas 04-12-2015, 05:46 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,072
Posted By CafeRacer99
Two of us did it on Teneres a couple of years...

Two of us did it on Teneres a couple of years ago. I wasn't, and still am not, a good off-road rider. I didn't think it was too hard.

My son did it on his wee-strom, and he had only been riding on...
Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 04-11-2015, 06:17 PM
Replies: 27,756
Views: 5,508,904
Posted By CafeRacer99
Thanks for the tips folks! I'll do my next...

Thanks for the tips folks!

I'll do my next fill-ups on the centerstand and see what I get. I'd prefer not to carry the extra weight if I can avoid it.
Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 04-10-2015, 06:36 PM
Replies: 27,756
Views: 5,508,904
Posted By CafeRacer99
I realize the fuel range thing has been talked...

I realize the fuel range thing has been talked about a lot, but I'm not finding it through search. Sorry. I'm riding the CDR this September and I'm concerned about one area where I'll need to go 220...
Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 04-04-2015, 06:09 PM
Replies: 194
Views: 23,310
Posted By CafeRacer99
Have you all talked about suspension adjustment...

Have you all talked about suspension adjustment settings somewhere? I'm curious how hard or soft people are running their suspension, for street use and for dirt road use.

Do any of you change...
Forum: Equipment 04-02-2015, 07:24 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 695
Posted By CafeRacer99
I hope the rest of you is okay too!

I hope the rest of you is okay too!
Forum: Equipment 04-01-2015, 09:03 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 695
Posted By CafeRacer99
One more try.

One more try.
Forum: Equipment 04-01-2015, 11:42 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 695
Posted By CafeRacer99
Modular helmet options

I'm deciding between the Schuberth C3 (not the pro, the regular is on sale for $500 now), and the Nolan N91.

Both have good reviews. I'm looking for feedback on the feel, comfort and durability...
Forum: Ride reports 03-31-2015, 09:22 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 3,549
Posted By CafeRacer99
Very nice! Looking forward to the rest.

Very nice! Looking forward to the rest.
Forum: Americas 03-29-2015, 10:47 AM
Replies: 69
Views: 13,868
Posted By CafeRacer99
What time of year are these muddy pictures from?...

What time of year are these muddy pictures from? Going in August-Sept.
Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 03-27-2015, 07:20 AM
Replies: 154
Views: 24,560
Posted By CafeRacer99
Just because I have trouble letting things go. ...

Just because I have trouble letting things go.


"...over the course of our 18-month long-term test, the Super Ténéré proved to be a trustworthy, trouble-free ride. We never had to make any...
Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 03-26-2015, 10:21 PM
Replies: 154
Views: 24,560
Posted By CafeRacer99
Wow. Just wow. $3k in 11k miles. And the KTM got...

Wow. Just wow. $3k in 11k miles. And the KTM got a new top end under warranty. I get that they were really thrashing the bikes but that is still unbelievable. They took the bikes out and rode them as...
Forum: GPS 101 - Which GPS For Me 03-26-2015, 03:04 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 820
Posted By CafeRacer99
I appreciate the responses, everyone. This really...

I appreciate the responses, everyone. This really helps clear things up. I was only planning on following tracks with the gps. When I am out just riding, I usually do a good map recon and know what...
Forum: GPS 101 - Which GPS For Me 03-26-2015, 08:04 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 820
Posted By CafeRacer99
So I'm getting - stay away from etrex, get the...

So I'm getting - stay away from etrex, get the largest screen I can afford.

Buttons vs touch screen is personal preference? I imagine any time you have to do anything with the GPS you are stopping...
Forum: Americas 03-25-2015, 08:38 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 632
Posted By CafeRacer99
Oh, okay cool. I'm already registered. Thanks.

Oh, okay cool. I'm already registered.
Thanks.
Forum: GPS 101 - Which GPS For Me 03-25-2015, 08:36 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 820
Posted By CafeRacer99
I don't know if I want buttons or not. I also...

I don't know if I want buttons or not. I also don't know what a joy stick fiasco is, but it doesn't sound like something I want.
Forum: GPS 101 - Which GPS For Me 03-25-2015, 11:47 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 820
Posted By CafeRacer99
Budget GPS options?

Is there a consensus opinion on the less expensive Garmin units for off-road motorcycle use? Such as the Etrex line or the Dakota line?

The screen is smaller than the Montana/Oregon, but I think...
Forum: Americas 03-24-2015, 10:27 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 632
Posted By CafeRacer99
I've been reading my way through those ride...

I've been reading my way through those ride reports. Appreciate it.

I want to carry a backup paper map set. Do your maps have the detail to be used for the CDR?

Thanks!
Forum: Americas 03-24-2015, 10:25 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 632
Posted By CafeRacer99
Okay, I'll figure that out. I don't know that I...

Okay, I'll figure that out. I don't know that I would need to carry more that a gallon, but I'll test it.
Thanks.
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 03-23-2015, 09:33 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,050
Posted By CafeRacer99
We will be coming to see you then!

We will be coming to see you then!
Forum: Americas 03-23-2015, 10:40 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 632
Posted By CafeRacer99
I do know they work for GPS with no cell service....

I do know they work for GPS with no cell service. I've used a different GPS app in the past. I just used it to double check my position, not to follow tracks. And I do plan to try it out before I...
Forum: Americas 03-23-2015, 07:35 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 632
Posted By CafeRacer99
Thanks Pantah! Good stuff.

Thanks Pantah! Good stuff.
Forum: Americas 03-23-2015, 07:31 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 632
Posted By CafeRacer99
Countdown, I was actually planning to use my...

Countdown, I was actually planning to use my android phone with Osmand. I've not used GPS tracks before, so maybe that's not so wise?

I'm planning a shakedown trip in April or May to see if I can...
Forum: West – California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 03-22-2015, 09:21 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 485
Posted By CafeRacer99
I lived in Estrella for a year, 2012. It's really...

I lived in Estrella for a year, 2012. It's really nice, loved having the lake to walk the dogs around. Don't know about HOA though.
Forum: Americas 03-22-2015, 07:26 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 632
Posted By CafeRacer99
CDR south to north Aug-Sep

I'm planning this trip to celebrate my retirement from the Army.

I'll start from Tucson, heading to the Mexican border in New Mexico and ride north. Most of the trip will be alone, but my son may...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 03-21-2015, 11:44 AM
Replies: 137
Views: 10,092
Posted By CafeRacer99
After 27 years in the Army, living in every...

After 27 years in the Army, living in every region of the country and several countries overseas, I'm retiring this fall in Tucson, AZ.

The weather is beautiful 8 months out of the year, and the...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 03-21-2015, 11:21 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,050
Posted By CafeRacer99
I will look that up, thanks. The last time I went...

I will look that up, thanks. The last time I went I ended up camping off of Schnebly Hill road going towards Sedona. Very quiet.
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 03-20-2015, 12:07 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,050
Posted By CafeRacer99
I will be on a blue Super Tenere with a "ADV"...

I will be on a blue Super Tenere with a "ADV" sticker. I'll get there Thursday afternoon.

I plan to camp at the expo, but I don't do well in crowds so I may bail out after the first night and go...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 03-18-2015, 03:33 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,050
Posted By CafeRacer99
That's the one!

That's the one!
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 03-18-2015, 02:42 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,050
Posted By CafeRacer99
Overland Expo - anyone going?

http://www.overlandexpo.com/

I'll be there for the weekend (with luck). Anyone else?
Forum: Ride reports 03-05-2015, 10:03 AM
Replies: 278
Views: 42,457
Posted By CafeRacer99
Very nice. Beautiful pics!

Very nice. Beautiful pics!
Forum: Equipment 03-01-2015, 03:20 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 462
Posted By CafeRacer99
Camping cot sale at REI

The Travelchair Sleep rite cot is on sale at REI (at least in Las Vegas) for $147.93, from $198.

The salesperson said REI would not be restocking this item, so they are selling them on clearance....
Forum: Equipment 02-25-2015, 02:42 PM
Replies: 182
Views: 22,162
Posted By CafeRacer99
This is kind of a false choice. There are easy...

This is kind of a false choice. There are easy set up/durable tents, of good size that are 4-5 pounds. There is a decent sized, 2-man version of the Losi that I posted earlier that is less than 5...
Forum: Equipment 02-25-2015, 02:38 PM
Replies: 182
Views: 22,162
Posted By CafeRacer99
The area not covered by the fly on the Nemo is...

The area not covered by the fly on the Nemo is waterproof. Supposedly this cuts weight.
Forum: Equipment 02-25-2015, 02:34 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 2,126
Posted By CafeRacer99
Me too. SMH-10 with earbuds for a couple of...

Me too. SMH-10 with earbuds for a couple of years. Great solution, even if it adds a minute or two to getting ready to ride. Music and phone call quality is much improved at speed with earbuds over...
Forum: Equipment 02-24-2015, 04:01 PM
Replies: 182
Views: 22,162
Posted By CafeRacer99
Look at Nemo. They are a little more expensive,...

Look at Nemo. They are a little more expensive, but have some really great features, like a hanging organizer, a neat roll-up storage system and a snap in floor they call a "pawprint" to save wear...
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