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Forum: Ride reports 02-15-2013, 08:40 AM
Replies: 4,852
Views: 3,212,894
Posted By SVDon
Thanks!

Just wanted to say Thanks!!! For an awesome RR, and for all the time you guys (and gal) put into constructing it for us!

We couch-riders (at least during the winter) live vicariously through...
Forum: Equipment 11-10-2012, 02:57 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,431
Posted By SVDon
I've also found good prices and great service,...

I've also found good prices and great service, with free shipping on tires from motorcycle-superstore.com.
Forum: Beasts 11-11-2011, 03:12 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 7,232
Posted By SVDon
I'm sorta liking the fact that they didn't change...

I'm sorta liking the fact that they didn't change the Vee for 2012. It would have made my '05 Vee look dated, instead of merely neglected.

An ABS upgrade would have been nice on the Vee.

I...
Forum: Ride reports 06-15-2010, 09:27 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 2,941
Posted By SVDon
Videos?

I think your videos don't blow, and your choice of music is far superior to the usual heavy metal loud rock drivel that most people inflict on us...

Am curious as to what vid cam you're using and...
Forum: Ride reports 04-21-2010, 07:25 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 4,674
Posted By SVDon
Nice RR and great pics! Looks like you had a...

Nice RR and great pics! Looks like you had a great time. One of the most beautiful sights I've ever seen was coming from SLC across I80 at dawn in the winter when the salt flats were flooded. The...
Forum: Ride reports 01-11-2010, 07:08 PM
Replies: 1,149
Views: 167,646
Posted By SVDon
Google "Darien Gap"

Google "Darien Gap"
Forum: Pics, pics, pics... 01-03-2009, 08:39 PM
Replies: 809
Views: 213,599
Posted By SVDon
Digiamo's ST and my Vee at the cafe at the...

Digiamo's ST and my Vee at the cafe at the junction of 16 and 37, Kitwanga BC. June 2008. He went north, I went west.

http://www.stocrallies.com/pictures/alaska08_079.jpg
...
Forum: Beasts 10-26-2008, 07:54 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 713
Posted By SVDon
I believe it's a power outlet for an older...

I believe it's a power outlet for an older Gerbing or Widder electric vest, can't remember which. In your second picture, that's two standard SAE connectors connected to each other. Leave the one...
Forum: Hacks 09-30-2008, 06:49 AM
Replies: 59
Views: 6,518
Posted By SVDon
So, they're way ahead of HD-time. This time...

So, they're way ahead of HD-time. This time they're only a few years late... :rofl

http://www.piaggiousa.com/pScooters/MP3500.cfm
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 07-23-2008, 06:25 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,110
Posted By SVDon
Of Course, It's all about Going...

Of Course, It's all about Going...


Why else would anyone purposely go to Gerlach? :D
Forum: Ride reports 07-22-2008, 07:49 AM
Replies: 970
Views: 439,117
Posted By SVDon
One of the most fun RR's I've read on this site,...

One of the most fun RR's I've read on this site, ever!!!

THANKS GUYS!!!!!! :bow:clap:clap:clap:bow
Forum: Ride reports 06-06-2008, 05:54 PM
Replies: 86
Views: 26,166
Posted By SVDon
Great photography! Looking forward to the next...

Great photography! Looking forward to the next installment.
Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 05-21-2008, 10:54 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,127
Posted By SVDon
The "pass open" signs on US395 showed it as being...

The "pass open" signs on US395 showed it as being open yesterday, Tuesday 20th.

Yippee!
Forum: Road warriors 04-18-2008, 12:31 PM
Replies: 780
Views: 162,587
Posted By SVDon
I bought the PC with about 70K miles on it, and...

I bought the PC with about 70K miles on it, and the stator was gone shortly afterwards. They're widely known to not last much longer than 50K to 70K miles so I figured it was age and use.

I based...
Forum: Beasts 04-18-2008, 11:51 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 2,793
Posted By SVDon
I have both, a 2005 DL650 and a 2005 DL1000. ...

I have both, a 2005 DL650 and a 2005 DL1000.

I weigh over 230, rode the Wee last summer on a 4500 mile trip including the highest passes in CO, and have also taken the DL1000 on several long...
Forum: Road warriors 04-18-2008, 10:56 AM
Replies: 780
Views: 162,587
Posted By SVDon
I had a PC800 for a couple years, actually bought...

I had a PC800 for a couple years, actually bought it for the wife as her first bike. I was riding ST1100's at the time. I did a couple really long trips with it, 800+ mile days no problem. Things...
Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 04-13-2008, 11:07 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 2,574
Posted By SVDon
Monitor Pass opened yesterday....

Monitor Pass opened yesterday....
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 04-13-2008, 11:06 AM
Replies: 122
Views: 11,087
Posted By SVDon
Why do you think I tie them on my bike instead of...

Why do you think I tie them on my bike instead of my riding suit? :rofl:rofl
Forum: Ride reports 04-13-2008, 09:31 AM
Replies: 50
Views: 10,892
Posted By SVDon
Geez, Maren! Sounds like a heck of a trip, esp...

Geez, Maren! Sounds like a heck of a trip, esp riding the ST over Lolo in the winter. :eek1:eek1:eek1

Can't wait to see the pics. Maybe you could also post your ride report, with pics, on the...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 04-08-2008, 02:29 PM
Replies: 122
Views: 11,087
Posted By SVDon
When riding in Alaska or northern Canada, one...

When riding in Alaska or northern Canada, one should always use a set of bear bells lest you accidentally surprise the bear and cause him to react unfavorably to you.
Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 04-08-2008, 07:13 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 2,574
Posted By SVDon
Darn complicated forum here. Finally fixed now,...

Darn complicated forum here. Finally fixed now, and tested this time.

Good way to puff up my miserable post count though, yes? :lol3:lol3
Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 04-07-2008, 02:31 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 2,574
Posted By SVDon
ooops, sorry, edited my post for the right...

ooops, sorry, edited my post for the right website.

But you have to admit, the video was interesting. :evil:evil :rofl
Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 04-05-2008, 09:12 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 2,574
Posted By SVDon
I live about 15 miles from the eastern end of...

I live about 15 miles from the eastern end of Monitor Pass.

Hard to tell when it'll open. Last year it opened early because there wasn't much snow. This year is an average to above-average snow...
Forum: Equipment 02-19-2008, 01:57 PM
Replies: 186
Views: 42,906
Posted By SVDon
I started off with a Seal line end closer and...

I started off with a Seal line end closer and later went to an Ortlieb Large top closer. I've used both but am now using the Seal line only for camping gear and the Ortlieb for clothing because it's...
Forum: Australia 02-19-2008, 01:10 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,011
Posted By SVDon
Why not get a four-post auto lift like this one...

Why not get a four-post auto lift like this one or simila (http://www.americasprideonline.com/viewPicture.php?pID=1015802&picIndex=1)r and build a platform on it for four bikes or so, then lift it...
Forum: Road warriors 02-15-2008, 07:14 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 2,700
Posted By SVDon
Heck, as long as you guys are pushing your used...

Heck, as long as you guys are pushing your used bikes, my wife's PC800 fills the bill really well too. And it's for sale, cheap!

www.stocrallies.com/bike4sale

:D:D:D
Forum: Americas 02-15-2008, 07:08 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 491
Posted By SVDon
Head straight south until it's warm enough to...

Head straight south until it's warm enough to ride without your electric vest. Then take either a left or a right.

I used to live in MN, and I now live in northern Nevada. You'll get the...
Forum: Central From Da Nort Woods to the Plane States 02-13-2008, 03:17 PM
Replies: 11,824
Views: 623,911
Posted By SVDon
Found a better picture...

Found a better picture...
Forum: Central From Da Nort Woods to the Plane States 02-13-2008, 01:17 PM
Replies: 11,824
Views: 623,911
Posted By SVDon
Yup. Was in there last summer. Still great food...

Yup. Was in there last summer. Still great food and atmosphere, but the roast beef sammiches weren't quite as good as when Stan (RIP) used to hand-stack them. "You're too skinny, better add a...
Forum: Central From Da Nort Woods to the Plane States 02-13-2008, 01:03 PM
Replies: 11,824
Views: 623,911
Posted By SVDon
I don't live in the Twin Cities anymore, but I'm...

I don't live in the Twin Cities anymore, but I'm surprised no one mentioned this place:

:dg:dg
Forum: Ride reports 01-28-2008, 07:33 PM
Replies: 97
Views: 12,121
Posted By SVDon
Sunset over the Sierra Nevada

Sunset over the Sierra Nevada... My backyard.
Forum: Road warriors 09-02-2007, 09:53 PM
Replies: 124
Views: 9,501
Posted By SVDon
Cure for motorcycling boredom: ...

Cure for motorcycling boredom:

http://www.caradvice.com.au/wp-content/uploads/2006/08/FerrariEnzo.jpg


1. Buy one of these.
2. Pay the insurance and maintenance bills for 1 month.
3. Sell it...
Forum: Ride reports 09-01-2007, 07:55 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,948
Posted By SVDon
Nice report with great pictures! I...

Nice report with great pictures!

I especially like these two adjacent statements:

... but they sold us a bottle of tequila from behind it...

Overslept the next morning...

:rofl:rofl
Forum: Equipment 08-30-2007, 07:13 PM
Replies: 207
Views: 34,221
Posted By SVDon
I have both the RF1000 and the Multitec helmets. ...

I have both the RF1000 and the Multitec helmets. They are both XL but the Multitec is slightly larger than is the RF1000. Doesn't seem to be a full size difference, maybe about 1/2 size larger for...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 08-29-2007, 09:13 PM
Replies: 135
Views: 8,004
Posted By SVDon
Sounds like a grand adventure! Bet you can't...

Sounds like a grand adventure! Bet you can't wait to hit the road, counting the days 'till takeoff. Good on you! You'll find that travelling the small roads, exploring the "real America" away from...
Forum: Beasts 07-12-2007, 07:02 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 7,631
Posted By SVDon
Hmmm... I'm not trying to be argumentative...

Hmmm...

I'm not trying to be argumentative here, but where on this brochure does it say it's a 2008 model?

Making that assumption just from the print date on a brochure seems a bit of a...
Forum: Equipment 07-06-2007, 08:39 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 595
Posted By SVDon
My Aerostich Darien pants were totally waterproof...

My Aerostich Darien pants were totally waterproof for about the first 100,000 miles or so. Sitting in puddles and everything, never leaked even after all-day frog-stranglers.

After about 110,000...
Forum: Orange Crush 07-05-2007, 07:02 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,842
Posted By SVDon
Looks like they're sponsored by some big chain of...

Looks like they're sponsored by some big chain of dance clubs...

http://www.bollwerk.at/
Forum: Road warriors 07-03-2007, 02:09 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 3,579
Posted By SVDon
My opinion is.... You should buy my bike. ...

My opinion is....

You should buy my bike. The pillion seat on it has gel pads, and it's never been used by a passenger.

Ready to take you anywhere she wants to go...

Well, almost anywhere....
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