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Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths Yesterday, 09:29 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 607
Posted By Badjuju
I rode a '95 Kawasaki GPZ1100E for many 10s of...

I rode a '95 Kawasaki GPZ1100E for many 10s of thousands of miles. It was a beast at slow speeds--under 20-25 MPH--but was easy to ride fast and very stable at speeds, including highly illegal...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 02-28-2015, 09:23 AM
Replies: 62
Views: 2,532
Posted By Badjuju
No. Trust me. You REALLY don't….

No. Trust me. You REALLY don't….
Forum: Ride reports 02-28-2015, 09:03 AM
Replies: 156
Views: 20,012
Posted By Badjuju
JP: Not to hijack this RR, but can you weld with...

JP: Not to hijack this RR, but can you weld with that headlight?
Forum: Ride reports 02-26-2015, 10:26 PM
Replies: 156
Views: 20,012
Posted By Badjuju
Dude, your sense of framing when it comes to pics...

Dude, your sense of framing when it comes to pics is awesome. I'm an old guy who used to take his family photos with a Brownie Instamatic and have absolutely no idea what HDR is, but I haven't seen...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 02-25-2015, 08:01 AM
Replies: 107
Views: 4,691
Posted By Badjuju
The best strategy for avoiding a collision with a...

The best strategy for avoiding a collision with a dog, whether on a bicycle or motorcycle, is to slow down as they make their approach trajectory and then gas it at the last minute. They inevitably...
Forum: The Garage 02-23-2015, 09:30 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 2,463
Posted By Badjuju
Not sure if you're trailer is a newer model, but...

Not sure if you're trailer is a newer model, but a lot of the manufacturers have been using cheap Chinese tires on their models to help keep cost down. I had a newer tandem box trailer with less...
Forum: Central – From Da Nort Woods to the Plane States 02-23-2015, 09:11 PM
Replies: 3,913
Views: 219,578
Posted By Badjuju
Here's an option I came across a while ago. I...

Here's an option I came across a while ago. I haven't pulled the trigger on this yet, but there's a member on LocalRiders who uses it as a dash cam when he's driving his rig. Biggest downside I can...
Forum: Ride reports 02-23-2015, 08:37 AM
Replies: 1,260
Views: 364,539
Posted By Badjuju
Ack!!! Thanks for nothing, Dennis. I was...

Ack!!! Thanks for nothing, Dennis. I was anticipating clicking your link to find a route map with waypoints of all the twisty Euro passes and quaint little mountain villages….

….and to my...
Forum: Equipment 02-09-2015, 08:25 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 917
Posted By Badjuju
I installed the relays on my WeeStrom, and didn't...

I installed the relays on my WeeStrom, and didn't see a difference. Might make a difference if your OEM wiring in the switch was close to failing.
Forum: Equipment 02-04-2015, 07:51 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 575
Posted By Badjuju
Wow!!! You have just asked a question akin to...

Wow!!! You have just asked a question akin to asking "What's the best oil to use?" :lol3

It's sort'a like asking what's the best choice in women: blonde, brunette or redhead? Kind'a depends on...
Forum: The Garage 02-03-2015, 03:20 PM
Replies: 76
Views: 10,379
Posted By Badjuju
One other odd thing I ran across in a...

One other odd thing I ran across in a past-history garage that I owned: I installed a wood-burning stove--the sealed box kind that are fan-forced--in my 24x36' garage. Block wall construction,...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 02-03-2015, 02:24 PM
Replies: 183
Views: 14,136
Posted By Badjuju
One of my big peeves!!! I own property in a...

One of my big peeves!!! I own property in a semi-rural/suburban area of the midwest with about 2000' of frontage. I try to keep it looking halfway presentable by cutting the grass along the...
Forum: Equipment 01-31-2015, 07:49 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 1,927
Posted By Badjuju
It works just fine if she's on top…. :evil

It works just fine if she's on top…. :evil
Forum: The Garage 01-30-2015, 02:53 PM
Replies: 76
Views: 10,379
Posted By Badjuju
To sort of go along with the previous...

To sort of go along with the previous 'watch-outs' about CO in small spaces, one of the other big headaches--yes, pun intended--with using an unvented flame heating source like IR/propane or kerosene...
Forum: Face plant 01-30-2015, 08:39 AM
Replies: 843
Views: 227,326
Posted By Badjuju
That appears to be a frame/steering stem/triple...

That appears to be a frame/steering stem/triple clamp failure, NOT a fork failure. Not desirable, but completely unrelated….
Forum: Equipment 01-29-2015, 11:49 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 1,927
Posted By Badjuju
As others have stated, there's no one item of...

As others have stated, there's no one item of protective gear that will guarantee things won't go wrong. I was doing some aggressive trail riding (translated literally, "riding faster than my skill...
Forum: Face plant 01-22-2015, 07:37 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 5,209
Posted By Badjuju
That story is a complete fabrication and a...

That story is a complete fabrication and a bald-faced lie!!! There has NEVER...EVER…been an instance of catastrophic mechanical failure on a Vstrom. True fact. :lol3

Heal up well and rest...
Forum: Equipment 01-19-2015, 07:55 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 887
Posted By Badjuju
Thanks for all the advice! So another newb...

Thanks for all the advice!

So another newb question: Does the AS RC suit have a Gore-Tex liner? Or is the outer shell made of some breathable barrier membrane that needs refreshing every so...
Forum: Equipment 01-16-2015, 04:40 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 887
Posted By Badjuju
Waterproofing? When? How? What?

So, I'm buying some used gear--AS Roadcrafter suit--that supposedly doesn't have many miles on it but is getting along in age years-wise. I also have a well-loved and frequently worn FG Kilimanjaro...
Forum: Pics, pics, pics... 01-16-2015, 04:26 PM
Replies: 1,398
Views: 497,073
Posted By Badjuju
Did a quick search using the ADVR "sucky search...

Did a quick search using the ADVR "sucky search engine" and didn't find anything and I'm not about to read thru hundreds of posts, so I hope this ain't a dup….

Hillbilly Hotdogs, just across the...
Forum: Ride reports 01-10-2015, 03:10 PM
Replies: 1,260
Views: 364,539
Posted By Badjuju
AH: I propose that you find a screenwriter...

AH: I propose that you find a screenwriter without a prologue narrative and sell him this for big money….

That's the best description of the human condition I've ever read!!! Kudos.
Forum: Ride reports 01-09-2015, 07:10 AM
Replies: 1,260
Views: 364,539
Posted By Badjuju
Hey, no taking liberties with my username!!! At...

Hey, no taking liberties with my username!!! At least without copyright permission…. :lol3

Hope you get rid rid of whatever is 'bugging' you so you feel strong enough to continue your amazing...
Forum: Equipment 01-08-2015, 07:46 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 635
Posted By Badjuju
I'll second the Pirelli Angel GTs strongly. Used...

I'll second the Pirelli Angel GTs strongly. Used 'em on my FZ1 and ran the mountain curves of TN/NC/GA and they were great. I've also got several friends who like the Mich PR3s and 4s. I think the...
Forum: Equipment 01-06-2015, 02:04 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 431
Posted By Badjuju
Before you go too far with...

Before you go too far with dissasembly/replacement, I'd run to Harbor Freight and pick up an inexpensive multimeter and check to see if the controller is sending any juice to the grip(s). If it's...
Forum: Equipment 01-06-2015, 10:33 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,404
Posted By Badjuju
I've got an '09 F150 Xtra-Cab with the 4.6L V8...

I've got an '09 F150 Xtra-Cab with the 4.6L V8 and have been real happy with it's towing capabilities. I believe that you won't achieve much better economy when towing with a V6 vs a small V8. You...
Forum: Equipment 01-03-2015, 07:42 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,404
Posted By Badjuju
Definitely NOT hauling this with the Kia!!! :eek1

Definitely NOT hauling this with the Kia!!! :eek1
Forum: Equipment 01-03-2015, 12:19 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,404
Posted By Badjuju
I can confirm that 3 big bikes will fit in a...

I can confirm that 3 big bikes will fit in a 6.5x12 V-nose. Took one to ride bikes out west a couple of years ago--Strom, BMW and DRZ--and it worked well. Trailer served as a bike hauler, gear...
Forum: Ride reports 01-03-2015, 10:30 AM
Replies: 64
Views: 11,466
Posted By Badjuju
Had to laugh at this comment. I do a lot of...

Had to laugh at this comment. I do a lot of motorcycle events with a friend of over 40 years. He was in the infantry in Viet Nam in the 60s, and I can't count the number of times--when I suggested...
Forum: Ride reports 01-02-2015, 09:44 AM
Replies: 82
Views: 11,215
Posted By Badjuju
Damn!!! That's one hell of an ending to an epic...

Damn!!! That's one hell of an ending to an epic ride. Glad you're alright and in one piece. Bikes are depreciable assets and disposable compared to bodies….
Forum: Equipment 01-02-2015, 08:33 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 441
Posted By Badjuju
PM sent.

PM sent.
Forum: Equipment 12-30-2014, 03:14 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 502
Posted By Badjuju
I agree that Klim pricing is crazy! I could...

I agree that Klim pricing is crazy! I could never justify buying something like that new and paying that much money for clothing I plan on rolling around in the muck with…. :eek1
Forum: Equipment 12-30-2014, 03:04 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 502
Posted By Badjuju
Have you seen these? ...

Have you seen these?

http://advrider.com/forums/showpost.php?p=25526286&postcount=835

I know you gents don't cotton to being labelled as part of Europe, but try searching this thread for...
Forum: Equipment 12-30-2014, 01:00 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 502
Posted By Badjuju
Check out the Traverse pants in Klim Off-Road. ...

Check out the Traverse pants in Klim Off-Road. Believe I said Latitude previously….
Forum: Equipment 12-30-2014, 12:45 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 502
Posted By Badjuju
You were right the first time…. :lol3 See my...

You were right the first time…. :lol3

See my reply to your thread in Gear
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 12-20-2014, 09:19 AM
Replies: 165
Views: 9,195
Posted By Badjuju
There are group rides that are a disaster looking...

There are group rides that are a disaster looking for a place to happen….

….and there are group rides that are safe, enjoyable, and include camaraderie amongst like-minded riders.

I'll take the...
Forum: Ride reports 12-01-2014, 08:37 PM
Replies: 74
Views: 8,203
Posted By Badjuju
Wow!!! You captured a photo of one "in the wild"...

Wow!!! You captured a photo of one "in the wild"

I took this during my visit to the Barber Museum in Birmingham, AL, this summer. They look very similar. Beautiful old bike.
...
Forum: Ride reports 11-26-2014, 06:33 PM
Replies: 74
Views: 8,203
Posted By Badjuju
Wonderful journey and great pictures!!! My dream...

Wonderful journey and great pictures!!! My dream is to go back to the Alps region--I spent a year bumming around Switzerland and surrounding countries back in the late 60s--and spend at least two to...
Forum: Face plant 11-16-2014, 10:13 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 2,166
Posted By Badjuju
Any one who has ever ridden the Beartooth Hwy--or...

Any one who has ever ridden the Beartooth Hwy--or any mountain road at high elevation--should ALWAYS be prepared for sand, gravel, poor pavement conditions, and a wide disparity in vehicle speeds,...
Forum: Americas 11-15-2014, 12:59 PM
Replies: 75
Views: 3,598
Posted By Badjuju
Don't overlook the Vstrom DL650. It's a very...

Don't overlook the Vstrom DL650. It's a very capable tourer and prolly cheaper/simpler than the Triumph.
Forum: Americas 11-15-2014, 12:45 PM
Replies: 75
Views: 3,598
Posted By Badjuju
Seems like a reasonable time schedule, although...

Seems like a reasonable time schedule, although you won't find much extra time each day for sightseeing. If you haven't done extended touring, i.e., multi-day, I think the biggest obstacle will be...
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