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Forum: Ride reports 06-04-2014, 03:19 PM
Replies: 150
Views: 22,139
Posted By Strokizator
You are getting a taste of what we're all about....

You are getting a taste of what we're all about. Don't rush through Utah. If you have a chance, take Hwy 9 through Zion and then north on 89 until you hit Hwy 12 to Bryce Canyon. For my money, Hwy 12...
Forum: Ride reports 05-26-2014, 11:10 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 2,597
Posted By Strokizator
Taking I-5 south from the Oregon border to LA in...

Taking I-5 south from the Oregon border to LA in June will be hot, boring and a waste of a good bike's talents - at least the 475 miles from Redding to Bakersfield. The 101 will have much cooler...
Forum: Ride reports 05-26-2014, 10:27 PM
Replies: 83
Views: 11,989
Posted By Strokizator
Wow, you're the first RN, let alone one who works...

Wow, you're the first RN, let alone one who works the ER, I've know to ride motorcycles. That's some serious dedication.

My buddy and I are headed to Alaska on 6/24. Maybe we'll cross paths. Until...
Forum: Americas 05-23-2014, 01:15 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 809
Posted By Strokizator
I wonder if bringing a lot of food along is a...

I wonder if bringing a lot of food along is a good idea as I've got to believe that somewhere along the way a bear is going to get at it. I'm leaving from Fresno in 5 weeks and plan on buying food...
Forum: Americas 05-14-2014, 04:29 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 493
Posted By Strokizator
A good place to start is to get maps from AAA....

A good place to start is to get maps from AAA. They have the scenic roads high-lighted for you.
Forum: Americas 05-14-2014, 04:24 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 309
Posted By Strokizator
4 or 5 days ain't much time for roughly 2000...

4 or 5 days ain't much time for roughly 2000 miles but, then again, once you get east of Denver you can just cannonball it. You're sure to miss a bunch no matter which route you choose but, if it...
Forum: Americas 05-14-2014, 04:01 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,016
Posted By Strokizator
Definitely Avenue of the Giants, as it parallels...

Definitely Avenue of the Giants, as it parallels Hwy 101 anyway. Just beyond that is the junction of Hwy 36. Ride east to Douglas City and then grab 299 back, a 200 mile loop, where it connects with...
Forum: Americas 05-14-2014, 03:12 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,616
Posted By Strokizator
I'm with High Country on this one. Go north...

I'm with High Country on this one. Go north beyond San Francisco and tour around the northern part of the state. You can do several loops from the coast to the eastern edge and they're all great...
Forum: Ride reports 05-06-2014, 12:42 PM
Replies: 150
Views: 22,139
Posted By Strokizator
If your route takes you through Yosemite or the...

If your route takes you through Yosemite or the southern Sierra Mtns, I live just outside of Fresno, CA. We have an extra room and a fully equipped garage and would be happy to have you here. Contact...
Forum: Americas 04-30-2014, 12:41 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 983
Posted By Strokizator
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Forum: Americas 04-08-2014, 01:55 PM
Replies: 56
Views: 3,718
Posted By Strokizator
Brother-in-law and I will both be 62 this summer....

Brother-in-law and I will both be 62 this summer. Heading out the end of June - me on an FJR and him on a Goldwing. Plan right now is to tow the bikes from Fresno to daughter's house in Bellingham...
Forum: Ride reports 09-07-2013, 01:14 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 928
Posted By Strokizator
Another good place to eat in Eureka is Surfside...

Another good place to eat in Eureka is Surfside Burger Shack around the corner on 5th street. Did a loop up the NorCal coast then over to Klamath Falls, over to Reno and then back the the SF bay area...
Forum: Road warriors 08-11-2013, 09:15 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,052
Posted By Strokizator
If it helps with your decision, Keith Code uses...

If it helps with your decision, Keith Code uses (or used - I don't if it's still around) speed triples in his wheelie school. Torque + short wheel base = fun.
Forum: Road warriors 07-07-2013, 03:09 PM
Replies: 102
Views: 10,642
Posted By Strokizator
Go for the Buell, it'll remind you why you fell...

Go for the Buell, it'll remind you why you fell in love with motorcycles 45 years ago (no jokes please, you know what I meant). I can't imagine they are too expensive over there.
Forum: Orange Crush 06-15-2013, 05:43 PM
Replies: 127
Views: 12,785
Posted By Strokizator
60 years old and retired. I made a small fortune...

60 years old and retired. I made a small fortune in the contracting business. (unfortunately, I started out with a large one).

I have the time to take adventure trips now but since everybody else...
Forum: Americas 06-08-2013, 11:56 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,190
Posted By Strokizator
Anything east of the pacific coast range will be...

Anything east of the pacific coast range will be hot & dry in July. Not much snow this year so the waterfalls in Yosemite will slow to a drizzle soon enough. If you don't mind the heat then just...
Forum: Road warriors 06-04-2013, 09:11 PM
Replies: 591
Views: 142,122
Posted By Strokizator
I can't believe I just read all 18 pages on the...

I can't believe I just read all 18 pages on the V7. What's that gonna cost me? (about $500 per page is my estimate)
Forum: Orange Crush 04-09-2013, 10:14 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 2,388
Posted By Strokizator
I see you have the Japanese version of the Baja,...

I see you have the Japanese version of the Baja, known there as the Baka.

"Baka (馬鹿, ばか, or バカ) is a frequently used Japanese noun or adjective meaning "fool; idiot; jerk; dolt; imbecile; foolish;...
Forum: Orange Crush 04-01-2013, 04:08 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 473
Posted By Strokizator
Dropping one tooth from from 42 to 41 is only a...

Dropping one tooth from from 42 to 41 is only a 2.3% change, so you'll need to rev it up to over 8500 rpm to see a 200 rpm drop.

17/42 is about all you need for the highway and then only if you...
Forum: Americas 03-14-2013, 11:32 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 260
Posted By Strokizator
I'm more in favor of a central route through...

I'm more in favor of a central route through Colorado and Utah. It's hard to go wrong on any route you choose but if you have the time go through Bryce Canyon, Zion, north rim of the Grand Canyon and...
Forum: Orange Crush 02-22-2013, 02:52 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,994
Posted By Strokizator
Why not the Continental Trail Attack? I put on a...

Why not the Continental Trail Attack? I put on a set before a 5000 mile road trip that was mostly pavement but some fast dirt road and they worked great. From the pictures I've seen, it looks like...
Forum: GS Boxers 02-19-2013, 09:37 AM
Replies: 47
Views: 6,366
Posted By Strokizator
It's unlikely you'll ever scrape them on the road...

It's unlikely you'll ever scrape them on the road surface but I've personally seen one come apart. My buddy had a similar attachment to the bottom of the bags on his KTM 990. Leaned into a hard right...
Forum: Orange Crush 10-31-2012, 03:55 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,741
Posted By Strokizator
Unless you're the type who blasts the backroads...

Unless you're the type who blasts the backroads at 90+ mph for hours at a time, 16/42 or 17/45 is the way to go; especially with a passenger. In the twisties, you won't get to 6th gear no matter what...
Forum: Day Trippin' 10-10-2012, 12:54 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 3,615
Posted By Strokizator
Cool pics. I'm heading up in to southern Oregon...

Cool pics. I'm heading up in to southern Oregon in about 10 days. Probably won't get any further north than Roseburg. I hope the weather holds out or I'm going to go to plan B.
Forum: Orange Crush 10-03-2012, 12:28 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,298
Posted By Strokizator
I noticed the same phenomena while traveling...

I noticed the same phenomena while traveling through Texas in 2010. People all around me were getting pulled over while I got a pass. I know it wasn't my boyish good looks.
Forum: Ride reports 09-24-2012, 04:54 PM
Replies: 177
Views: 26,067
Posted By Strokizator
Congratulations on your new daughter-in-law....

Congratulations on your new daughter-in-law. Enjoy retirement and be careful out there.
Forum: Orange Crush 09-13-2012, 12:26 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,817
Posted By Strokizator
+1 for the Wings but that's what I have and...

+1 for the Wings but that's what I have and rarely criticize myself. They do indeed run very cool except now that I'm running 2-into-1 the single can does get noticeably hotter. Duh!

They are...
Forum: Orange Crush 08-30-2012, 12:05 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 704
Posted By Strokizator
Belstaff, PM sent. I am not using the quiet...

Belstaff, PM sent.

I am not using the quiet inserts as these are not much louder than stock. Under cruise conditions, they're quiet and under load they have a nice growl.

I didn't check A/F...
Forum: Orange Crush 08-30-2012, 11:38 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 2,707
Posted By Strokizator
Tell her to get the GS. I don't want anyone...

Tell her to get the GS. I don't want anyone telling me that I ride a girl's bike (that one picture of a girl in a pink tutu on a pink KTM notwithstanding ). Seriously though, I'd like to meet the...
Forum: Orange Crush 08-29-2012, 11:10 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 704
Posted By Strokizator
I have the same set-up with one Wings exhaust can...

I have the same set-up with one Wings exhaust can on a 2-into-1 pipe and did not find it necessary to modify the fuel map. I did notice that with the 2-into-2 set-up I had the exhaust cans were...
Forum: Orange Crush 08-03-2012, 04:06 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 2,072
Posted By Strokizator
Probably a good choice. I have an ADV but my...

Probably a good choice. I have an ADV but my buddy just bought a SM-T. That thing scared me. It's deserves a rider with better skills than I possess. Maybe after some time on your Honda you'll be...
Forum: Beasts 08-03-2012, 04:01 PM
Replies: 74
Views: 11,436
Posted By Strokizator
I've used the motoman method on all dirt bikes...

I've used the motoman method on all dirt bikes that received a top-end kit. I've used this method on street bikes too. Or you can go by the manual which was probably written by some guy using last...
Forum: Beasts 08-03-2012, 03:45 PM
Replies: 214
Views: 21,593
Posted By Strokizator
I had an '06 Uly that I dearly loved but after...

I had an '06 Uly that I dearly loved but after two serious crashes (the second fatal to the Uly) my wife said that if I wanted to continue to ride, it had better be on something else. So I picked up...
Forum: Orange Crush 08-02-2012, 09:48 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,537
Posted By Strokizator
Here in Fresno it's about as hot as Vegas. Last...

Here in Fresno it's about as hot as Vegas. Last year got caught in stop and go traffic in Yosemite and my buddy's fan quit on his 990. Coolant starting puking and we had to pull off. I'm about to do...
Forum: Orange Crush 07-20-2012, 04:04 PM
Replies: 10,342
Views: 2,126,341
Posted By Strokizator
I had some spare time this past weekend and...

I had some spare time this past weekend and decided to install the 2-into-1 header pipe I bought from a fellow inmate a few months back. I looked on the ADV site for a thread on the installation but...
Forum: Americas 07-13-2012, 01:25 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 530
Posted By Strokizator
A leisurely pace comes in at about 50 mph when...

A leisurely pace comes in at about 50 mph when you figure in stopping for food and fuel so you're looking at 4 days at less than 9 hrs/day. This gives you a good 3+ hours each day for sight...
Forum: Orange Crush 06-29-2012, 01:53 PM
Replies: 6,755
Views: 1,521,996
Posted By Strokizator
Unfortunately, in the real world for every rider...

Unfortunately, in the real world for every rider who can rock a 990 ADV there are at least 5 more who want to look like they can. IMO this explains why the other 1200's sell so well. KTM is in...
Forum: Orange Crush 06-13-2012, 04:54 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,547
Posted By Strokizator
The surest way to guarantee you'll be trouble...

The surest way to guarantee you'll be trouble free is to bring a bunch of spares that will end up just going along for the ride. OTH, I did a 5000 mile trip a couple of years ago and took almost...
Forum: Orange Crush 06-12-2012, 03:03 PM
Replies: 98
Views: 12,883
Posted By Strokizator
Yet another comparison between the KTM and...

Yet another comparison between the KTM and others. Wasn't there one last week with the Multistrada and Stelvio? Always with the same result, too. I'm going to stop watching them. Nah, I'm a sucker...
Forum: Orange Crush 06-05-2012, 10:57 AM
Replies: 206
Views: 40,025
Posted By Strokizator
Dyno Curves

Since horsepower is a function of torque x rpm, torque and horsepower dyno curves intersect at 5252 rpm, at least here in the US. The graphs posted by Korruptio show the intersection around 7100 rpm....
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