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Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths Yesterday, 03:30 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 1,216
Posted By holckster
NO ! :eek1:eek1:eek1 Wrong for BMW's. OK for...

NO ! :eek1:eek1:eek1
Wrong for BMW's. OK for telescoping forks.
Never strap a Telelever front end BMW down by the handlebars, they will bend.
Straps around the fork tube over the front fender is...
Forum: The Garage 04-14-2014, 04:40 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,230
Posted By holckster
+1

+1
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 04-12-2014, 12:31 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 1,649
Posted By holckster
These look comfy....

These look comfy....
Forum: Americas 04-08-2014, 11:27 PM
Replies: 88
Views: 15,175
Posted By holckster
Use the "Tent Space List" for local hospitality...

Use the "Tent Space List" for local hospitality and advice.
http://www.advrider.com/forums/showthread.php?t=869519

Stop and visit when you get to Calif.
I'm listed and just inland from San...
Forum: Americas 04-08-2014, 11:04 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 558
Posted By holckster
Get the "Mile Post":deal ...

Get the "Mile Post":deal
http://www.amazon.com/The-Milepost-2013-Kris-Valencia/dp/1892154307
Just reading thru it is like being there, OK not really.
Forum: Americas 04-08-2014, 10:50 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 397
Posted By holckster
Be sure the license registration is current and...

Be sure the license registration is current and paid in the state you purchase the bike in (buyer is responsible for unpaid fees).
Obtain properly signed Title from seller.
Go to DMV and transfer...
Forum: The Garage 04-08-2014, 11:04 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 2,024
Posted By holckster
Stay on 8' modules, that way you can split a...

Stay on 8' modules, that way you can split a sheet of plywood and get 16 lf of 24 inch surface.
Recommend 1-1/8 inch thick subfloor plywood, I covered 10 lf mine with 24 gage sheetmetal that hooked...
Forum: Americas 04-08-2014, 07:31 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 929
Posted By holckster
If you've seen the Top Gear BBC TV program on...

If you've seen the Top Gear BBC TV program on Vietman it does look interesting.
Some of us due to not so fond memories of events in the 60's might find it hard to put "Nam" on our 'Bucket List".
...
Forum: Orange Crush 04-01-2014, 09:06 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,139
Posted By holckster
NEVER pass a gas station no matter how little you...

NEVER pass a gas station no matter how little you need, always top off.
North and south of the US borders fuel supply can be sketchy due to weather, demand or supply.
I passed several bikes on the...
Forum: Americas 04-01-2014, 07:19 AM
Replies: 22,506
Views: 1,665,382
Posted By holckster
Peter O'toole

Peter O'toole
Forum: The Garage 03-30-2014, 11:52 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,543
Posted By holckster
The anti-siphon high loop or an air gap in the...

The anti-siphon high loop or an air gap in the counter/sink is what prevents dirty water from being sucked back into your dishwasher, not a healthy situation.
Some dishwasher have the loop factory...
Forum: Battle scooters 03-21-2014, 06:11 PM
Replies: 99
Views: 5,710
Posted By holckster
Is it invisible to RADAR ???

Is it invisible to RADAR ???
Forum: GS Boxers 03-19-2014, 06:58 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,266
Posted By holckster
04 GSA in SF ...

04 GSA in SF
http://www.advrider.com/forums/showthread.php?t=961080
Forum: Equipment 03-18-2014, 01:54 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 347
Posted By holckster
Just ordered and received 2 of these from Amazon...

Just ordered and received 2 of these from Amazon for $23 each.
Weather repellent polyester by Formosa Covers...
Forum: Face plant 03-18-2014, 01:44 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 2,041
Posted By holckster
+1 for Olympia gear. Glad you walked away. ...

+1 for Olympia gear.
Glad you walked away.

Been wearing their AST jacket since 07, time for a new one.
Forum: Equipment 03-17-2014, 12:38 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 2,383
Posted By holckster
My son has an F450 with 12 inch lift on 24 inch...

My son has an F450 with 12 inch lift on 24 inch rims with 48 inch tires.:eek1
I'm 6'-1' and tailgate is chest high so I see no safe way to use the bed of a lifted truck for much of anything.
He has...
Forum: Equipment 03-17-2014, 12:23 AM
Replies: 46
Views: 2,177
Posted By holckster
Checkout Decade Gloves. Amazing value $$$ ...

Checkout Decade Gloves.
Amazing value $$$
http://www.amazon.com/Decade-Motorsport-Street-Cruiser-Gloves/dp/B002IKWIBE/ref=sr_1_6?ie=UTF8&qid=1395040660&sr=8-6&keywords=decade+gloves
Bought a pair...
Forum: GS Boxers 03-10-2014, 11:37 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 2,990
Posted By holckster
Mitas ...

Mitas
http://www.mx1canada.com/Mitas-Motorcycle-Tires-Canada/

I run the E07 rear and TKC front.
Ran a set of E07 Dual Sport 9K to Alaska and back.
The rear is still on at 10K but the front was...
Forum: Hacks 03-08-2014, 02:51 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 413
Posted By holckster
Google is your friend. I installed...

Google is your friend.

I installed something similar to this for my Mom.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7AUJ5B6Kvos

It's for bathtubs (similar to a hack "tub) but the waterproof feature...
Forum: Americas 02-13-2014, 11:04 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,194
Posted By holckster
+1 April/May to early to head north but perfect...

+1
April/May to early to head north but perfect time for the southwest.
Maybe try a 4 Corners ride (could be early even for that).
Passes like Going to the Sun in Glacier and Tioga in Yosemite do...
Forum: Upcoming 01-29-2014, 10:51 PM
Replies: 82
Views: 6,330
Posted By holckster
Someone canceled, my lucky day. Trailering...

Someone canceled, my lucky day.

Trailering out with chrislitt.

Anyone looking to share a motel room before and after?
Forum: Americas 01-19-2014, 10:10 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 277
Posted By holckster
Welcome to the site. Lots of rides/riders in...

Welcome to the site.
Lots of rides/riders in the Regions Forum.
http://www.advrider.com/forums/forumdisplay.php?f=29
Forum: The Garage 01-19-2014, 10:00 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,486
Posted By holckster
Been awhile but as I recall physics dictates that...

Been awhile but as I recall physics dictates that an objects weight is multiplied by the distance from it's support point.
300# DRZ mounted just 2 ft behind hitch will actually feel like 600# to the...
Forum: Thumpers 01-19-2014, 11:57 AM
Replies: 91,565
Views: 17,053,584
Posted By holckster
No direct knowledge but maybe add a resistor ? ...

No direct knowledge but maybe add a resistor ?

I bought the plug and play LED tail light board from the now defunked Road Rocketeer several years ago and it still works on 2008 stock DR tail...
Forum: Airheads 01-15-2014, 07:33 AM
Replies: 77
Views: 4,930
Posted By holckster
My wife's Lexus RX350 straddles it so no need to...

My wife's Lexus RX350 straddles it so no need to relocate lift.:clap
I only have to move it forward a couple feet so bumper clears wheel chock clamp.
Lifts are great and some are a bargin, but...
Forum: Americas 01-14-2014, 08:23 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 603
Posted By holckster
Bump He'll be in Nor Cal Wednesday if anyone...

Bump
He'll be in Nor Cal Wednesday if anyone looking to join up.
Forum: Americas 01-06-2014, 11:28 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 978
Posted By holckster
Tent Space List is your friend. ...

Tent Space List is your friend.
http://www.advrider.com/forums/showthread.php?t=869519

Nothing like checking in with a local for what to see and how to get there.
Forum: The Garage 01-04-2014, 10:31 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 4,599
Posted By holckster
+1 I have 6 of these on hand for install in...

+1
I have 6 of these on hand for install in 24x36 shop after sheetrock install.
My electrician highly recommends the T5 if you really want adequate light to see what you are doing.
Forum: Orange Crush 12-31-2013, 07:53 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 2,597
Posted By holckster
Looks like the TKC TL only available in 17 inch. ...

Looks like the TKC TL only available in 17 inch.

Mitas E-09 and E-10 available in 150/70-18 TL from MX1Canada just over the border near Vancouver, BC....
Forum: Alaska 12-19-2013, 10:46 AM
Replies: 97
Views: 10,906
Posted By holckster
I passed on riding the Cambell in 2010 as it was...

I passed on riding the Cambell in 2010 as it was raining and locals recommended against it.

2013 the weather was clear and yes it was rutted up in several spots but was enjoyable ride.
Fuel at...
Forum: Tejas and the Gulf States 12-15-2013, 12:27 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 643
Posted By holckster
Welcome to the site. This will probably get...

Welcome to the site.

This will probably get moved to the "Trip Planning" or "Day Trip'in" forum.

Suggest you go to the "Regions Form" to locate riders in your...
Forum: EMEA 12-08-2013, 12:15 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 428
Posted By holckster
Have Martin find you a bike and start your trip...

Have Martin find you a bike and start your trip in Ireland.
http://motofeirme.com/
Great guy, fantastic country to start off from.
Can probably find a suitable touring bike for around the cost of...
Forum: Equipment 11-25-2013, 07:37 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,951
Posted By holckster
Check out KATHYS bags. Well made in the USA. ...

Check out KATHYS bags.
Well made in the USA.
http://kathysjourneydesigns.com/
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 11-22-2013, 08:29 AM
Replies: 164
Views: 13,936
Posted By holckster
Ride like you only have one life. Follow the...

Ride like you only have one life.
Follow the speed limit in town.
Max 7 mph over on the freeway and you don't have to watch for anything.

"I don't often get tickets
But when I do
It's always...
Forum: Americas 11-17-2013, 10:19 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,210
Posted By holckster
Rode my 08 DR650 7 weeks/9K miles thru Copper...

Rode my 08 DR650 7 weeks/9K miles thru Copper Canyon and down to Oaxaca and back via Baja on a set of Mefo's with NO issues or flats.
Front was squirrely in sand but what isn't.
r
Recently rode...
Forum: Americas 11-17-2013, 03:13 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 525
Posted By holckster
If you head from Napa to the foothills I have a...

If you head from Napa to the foothills I have a spare room in Lodi.
Forum: Beasts 11-13-2013, 09:03 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 2,174
Posted By holckster
+1 9K to Alaska last June and still running the...

+1
9K to Alaska last June and still running the Mitas rear at 10K.
Front OK on pavement but "vague" on dirt/gravel, changed to TKC front.

Next years trip to Trans Lab Hwy and Newfoundland I'll...
Forum: Face plant 11-10-2013, 11:20 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 4,626
Posted By holckster
Sometimes I wear Bohn armor. ...

Sometimes I wear Bohn armor.
http://www.bohn-armor-pants.com/catalog/?gclid=CNTJhpmY3LoCFck1QgodRgIAjg

Mostly prefer gear with built in armor and many great products available.
Forum: Americas 11-06-2013, 07:04 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 530
Posted By holckster
I go late May to miss the heat. Don't miss the...

I go late May to miss the heat.
Don't miss the Enchanted loop north of Taos thru Red River.
Large bike rally in Red River Memorial Day weekend.
Be sure to stop at the Vietman Memorial in Angle...
Forum: Ride reports 11-06-2013, 12:30 AM
Replies: 2,439
Views: 449,539
Posted By holckster
Still following along and just enjoyed catching...

Still following along and just enjoyed catching up on your RR.
I attended HU in Cambria this year.
Has it really been a year since your HU Cambria / Lodi visit?...
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