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Forum: Equipment 06-24-2014, 08:25 PM
Replies: 66
Views: 7,950
Posted By Loadsmasher
Sounds like it may be time to move up from my 2...

Sounds like it may be time to move up from my 2 piece Roadcrafter. Looking forward to reports on riding in the heat with one. Way too hot with mine, especially in SC.
Forum: Equipment 06-24-2014, 06:01 PM
Replies: 66
Views: 7,950
Posted By Loadsmasher
What country are they made in? It says USA on...

What country are they made in? It says USA on their website.
Forum: Equipment 11-16-2010, 01:34 PM
Replies: 60
Views: 4,423
Posted By Loadsmasher
I use a widder vest that works very well. I rode...

I use a widder vest that works very well. I rode all year round in Oklahoma without any problems, including occasional trips in the high 20's/low 30's and I rarely felt like I needed anything more...
Forum: Equipment 11-16-2010, 01:26 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 5,916
Posted By Loadsmasher
Held gloves are some of the best I've ever worn...

Held gloves are some of the best I've ever worn and they hold up great, so I think the price is justifiable. I've got some that I wear for three-season riding (except when below 30 or so) that are...
Forum: Pics, pics, pics... 11-12-2010, 06:42 PM
Replies: 474
Views: 120,647
Posted By Loadsmasher
Sweet ride. I'm diggin the truck.

Sweet ride. I'm diggin the truck.
Forum: Pics, pics, pics... 11-11-2010, 04:04 PM
Replies: 2,213
Views: 503,992
Posted By Loadsmasher
Blue Ridge Parkway in NC ...

Blue Ridge Parkway in NC

http://jddarden.smugmug.com/Motorcycles/Blue-Ridge-Parkway/P1070158aa/1080368857_9to34-XL.jpg

Mt Ranier
...
Forum: Pics, pics, pics... 11-11-2010, 02:05 PM
Replies: 2,213
Views: 503,992
Posted By Loadsmasher
http://jddarden.smugmug.com/Motorcycles/Vstrom/P10...

http://jddarden.smugmug.com/Motorcycles/Vstrom/P1060129/1086094770_sDAfd-L.jpg
Forum: Pics, pics, pics... 11-11-2010, 02:03 PM
Replies: 2,201
Views: 816,510
Posted By Loadsmasher
I made them a few years ago, and yes, they are a...

I made them a few years ago, and yes, they are a bit low. I left a bunch of aluminum on the BRP and the Dragon a few weeks ago. I'm going to take a couple inches out of the middle. :wink:
Forum: Pics, pics, pics... 11-10-2010, 07:39 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 7,482
Posted By Loadsmasher
Rod went through the case on a remote road in...

Rod went through the case on a remote road in Utah. New (used) engine in the background.

http://jddarden.smugmug.com/Motorcycles/Past-Bikes/DSCN0962/1086081297_byatf-L.jpg

Hit a deer on the way...
Forum: Pics, pics, pics... 11-10-2010, 07:30 PM
Replies: 2,201
Views: 816,510
Posted By Loadsmasher
http://jddarden.smugmug.com/Motorcycles/Vstrom/P10...

http://jddarden.smugmug.com/Motorcycles/Vstrom/P1060109/1086090954_yZoY9-L.jpg
Forum: Pics, pics, pics... 11-10-2010, 07:04 PM
Replies: 655
Views: 157,938
Posted By Loadsmasher
My two rides ...

My two rides

http://jddarden.smugmug.com/Motorcycles/Past-Bikes/DSCN1645/1086081048_YMpR3-XL.jpg
Forum: Pics, pics, pics... 11-10-2010, 06:40 PM
Replies: 1,466
Views: 380,142
Posted By Loadsmasher
Wyoming, end of June 2007 :ricky Gotta love...

Wyoming, end of June 2007 :ricky Gotta love heated clothing. This was halfway through an 1800 mile trip. Screwed up a good 1K day when they closed I-80.
...
Forum: Pics, pics, pics... 11-10-2010, 05:53 PM
Replies: 474
Views: 120,647
Posted By Loadsmasher
Connecting rod went through the bottom of the...

Connecting rod went through the bottom of the case in Utah on a trip from WA to OK. Not a fun time.
http://jddarden.smugmug.com/Motorcycles/Past-Bikes/DSCN0896/1086081257_BKzP8-L.jpg

Oh, and I...
Forum: Equipment 11-09-2010, 07:11 PM
Replies: 137
Views: 23,955
Posted By Loadsmasher
Where is the clothing line made?

Where is the clothing line made?
Forum: Pics, pics, pics... 11-09-2010, 12:16 PM
Replies: 2,201
Views: 816,510
Posted By Loadsmasher
http://jddarden.smugmug.com/Motorcycles/Blue-Ridge...

http://jddarden.smugmug.com/Motorcycles/Blue-Ridge-Parkway/P1070159/1080369431_AtsVr-M.jpg
Forum: Pics, pics, pics... 11-09-2010, 12:02 PM
Replies: 2,068
Views: 549,627
Posted By Loadsmasher
http://jddarden.smugmug.com/Motorcycles/The-Dragon...

http://jddarden.smugmug.com/Motorcycles/The-Dragon/img5020/1080382299_6VCjF-L.jpg

http://jddarden.smugmug.com/Motorcycles/The-Dragon/img5486/1080382843_2vVJB-L.jpg
Forum: Equipment 11-08-2010, 06:39 PM
Replies: 117
Views: 20,030
Posted By Loadsmasher
Corbin seat and Alaska leather sheepskin. All day...

Corbin seat and Alaska leather sheepskin. All day all night :clap
No problem.
Forum: Pics, pics, pics... 11-08-2010, 06:36 PM
Replies: 9,961
Views: 3,158,855
Posted By Loadsmasher
2005 Suzuki VStrom 1000 ...

2005 Suzuki VStrom 1000
http://jddarden.smugmug.com/Motorcycles/Blue-Ridge-Parkway/P1020566/1080342034_To4KN-L.jpg

Harley Road King
...
Forum: Face plant 11-08-2010, 11:07 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 4,554
Posted By Loadsmasher
Wow. Glad you made it out. Smacking a tree at...

Wow. Glad you made it out. Smacking a tree at high speed can't be a good time.
Forum: Racing 11-08-2010, 11:02 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 4,020
Posted By Loadsmasher
Cool video. So, I take it you're happy with the...

Cool video. So, I take it you're happy with the riding suit?
Forum: Pics, pics, pics... 11-07-2010, 08:56 PM
Replies: 3,009
Views: 753,165
Posted By Loadsmasher
I made them. Nice size for packing, but I left...

I made them. Nice size for packing, but I left too much aluminum in NC.
Forum: Equipment 11-07-2010, 04:13 PM
Replies: 285
Views: 82,039
Posted By Loadsmasher
I use them and have great results. I like being...

I use them and have great results. I like being able to change my own tires and use these to balance them. If they are out of balance with them, I sure can't tell. I'm also getting very good tire...
Forum: Pics, pics, pics... 11-07-2010, 03:54 PM
Replies: 3,009
Views: 753,165
Posted By Loadsmasher
Yes, I need to drop the size on the bags. Little...

Yes, I need to drop the size on the bags. Little trip to the argon store, and they'll be shorter in about a week.
http://jddarden.smugmug.com/Motorcycles/The-Dragon/img5023/1080382282_BH3f4-L.jpg
Forum: Equipment 11-07-2010, 03:00 PM
Replies: 419
Views: 32,995
Posted By Loadsmasher
I'll quit carrying a gun when criminals quit...

I'll quit carrying a gun when criminals quit using weapons against law abiding citizens. I don't think our problems stem from guns being available, it's more of a cultural problem.
Blame it on...
Forum: Equipment 11-04-2010, 09:59 PM
Replies: 109
Views: 12,748
Posted By Loadsmasher
I have two that I use. One is the Alps...

I have two that I use. One is the Alps Mountaineering Mystique and the other is a Eureka Apex 2XT. I like both and have no major problems with either. Both are reasonably priced. My wife doesn't ride...
Forum: Equipment 11-04-2010, 09:00 PM
Replies: 419
Views: 32,995
Posted By Loadsmasher
I don't always carry, but I definitely do when...

I don't always carry, but I definitely do when traveling and especially when camping.

I don't know about all states, but in the last two I've lived in, you're required to tell an LEO you're...
Forum: Equipment 11-03-2010, 08:43 AM
Replies: 110
Views: 10,602
Posted By Loadsmasher
Also, check out Uneasy Rider by Mike Carter.

Also, check out Uneasy Rider by Mike Carter.
Forum: Equipment 11-02-2010, 07:35 AM
Replies: 110
Views: 10,602
Posted By Loadsmasher
+1. Great book

+1. Great book
Forum: Ride reports 11-02-2010, 07:18 AM
Replies: 46
Views: 8,186
Posted By Loadsmasher
Sorry to hear about your injury and hope you heal...

Sorry to hear about your injury and hope you heal quickly.
I also frequently ride alone in remote areas. I think your story has given me the push I needed to buy one of those Spot GPS trackers for...
Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 03-24-2005, 05:56 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 567
Posted By Loadsmasher
Found me

Hi,

I tried to send you an email cause I was restricted from sending you a PM. I guess you didn't get it.I normally just lurk.

A friend of mine let me try on his 2-piece. It's a 46L. I found...
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