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Forum: Beasts 07-05-2014, 11:17 PM
Replies: 5,772
Views: 1,144,715
Posted By Shizoku
SO...I used the hardware attachments that came...

SO...I used the hardware attachments that came with Wolfman Fuel Holsters. I didn't need to use the attachments, as I attached the Fuel Holsters to my crash bars.

The attachments came with metal...
Forum: Beasts 07-04-2014, 06:15 AM
Replies: 5,772
Views: 1,144,715
Posted By Shizoku
The four hold down attachments are quick, easy,...

The four hold down attachments are quick, easy, and functional. I've the spider cargo nets as well, but these are easier and they don't look too bad.

Yes, a Cardinal fan! Our pitching is decent,...
Forum: Beasts 06-08-2014, 09:09 AM
Replies: 5,772
Views: 1,144,715
Posted By Shizoku
Anyone else drilling holes in their Ducati panniers?

I kept going back n forth on this.
Especially when holding the drill and looking at my clean Granturismo top box! I wish the Ducati panniers were more like the BMW's, whereby you can strap items to...
Forum: Beasts 06-08-2014, 08:35 AM
Replies: 5,772
Views: 1,144,715
Posted By Shizoku
Thumb Wolfman Blackhawk Tankbag

Recently purchased the Wolfman Tank Bag as an alternative to the more expensive SW Motech bags that require the 'Quick Lock' mounting system.

The Wolfman was $116 delivered, installation was a...
Forum: Beasts 06-04-2014, 10:19 PM
Replies: 5,772
Views: 1,144,715
Posted By Shizoku
Wolfman Tankbags

Anyone use one of these on their MTS?
Just ordered a Blackhawk Tank Bag for my '13 GT.
Fingers crossed on the fit.
...
Forum: Ride reports 05-20-2014, 01:15 PM
Replies: 7,447
Views: 1,935,205
Posted By Shizoku
See if you can geet your hands on a Firestone...

See if you can geet your hands on a Firestone Parabola for Ed:1drink

Dave In Valencia
Forum: Equipment 05-17-2014, 09:08 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 462
Posted By Shizoku
And the winner is....

...the Panasonic LUMIX ZS35 Digital Camera. Most of the review sites really like the camera at $280. So at $200 at Costco, if figure it's a pretty good deal.


May take the Nikon D90 along for...
Forum: Ride reports 05-12-2014, 12:49 PM
Replies: 7,447
Views: 1,935,205
Posted By Shizoku
Been a fan of Chimay (Blue), Deliruim, Leffe,...

Been a fan of Chimay (Blue), Deliruim, Leffe, Westmalle, and Trappiste Rochefort (#10) for years. About a year ago my oldest son turned me on to St. Bernardus abt 12...
...
Forum: Trip Planning 05-08-2014, 05:22 PM
Replies: 353
Views: 41,044
Posted By Shizoku
Motorcycle Transport

Are you set on shipping the bike into Dublin?
This place has good recs from a few riders.
LA to Heidelberg

http://www.knopftours.com/Web-Site/MotorbikeTransport.html...
Forum: Beasts 05-07-2014, 07:50 AM
Replies: 5,772
Views: 1,144,715
Posted By Shizoku
I'll be on the road for 5 weeks in Canada and...

I'll be on the road for 5 weeks in Canada and West Coast US. Need the top box for storage and a lockable place to keep helmet, camping stuff, camera, etc. IF the top box was flat, like the BMW setup,...
Forum: Beasts 05-06-2014, 09:54 PM
Replies: 5,772
Views: 1,144,715
Posted By Shizoku
What about the top box?

What about the top box?
Forum: Beasts 05-06-2014, 08:49 PM
Replies: 5,772
Views: 1,144,715
Posted By Shizoku
Extra Fuel Range

I'm headed to Canada the end of July for about 5 weeks. For the first 10 days I'll be accompanied by a buddy with a new BMW GS 1200. I love my MTS, but wish it had the range of his GS.

Those of...
Forum: Beasts 05-05-2014, 12:07 PM
Replies: 5,772
Views: 1,144,715
Posted By Shizoku
YES!!! Need more details! Part numbers, etc. ...

YES!!! Need more details! Part numbers, etc. Love that set up. Is that for your iPhone?

Dave In Valencia
Forum: Equipment 05-04-2014, 07:02 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 462
Posted By Shizoku
It has some sort of 'burst mode' for fast...

It has some sort of 'burst mode' for fast action...8 frames per second, which should be fast enough.
Also, Photography Blog has a review that says it's ready for action about 1 second after you turn...
Forum: Equipment 05-04-2014, 12:36 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 462
Posted By Shizoku
The issue with the D90 is it's size. I added a...

The issue with the D90 is it's size. I added a 18-270 lens, for a couple non-motorcycle trips to Europe, as I didn't want to be changing lenses all the time. The 18-270 was perfect, but the D90, with...
Forum: Ride reports 05-04-2014, 11:31 AM
Replies: 607
Views: 82,583
Posted By Shizoku
Incredible journey! Thank you so much for...

Incredible journey!
Thank you so much for taking the time to write it up and letting us follow along.

Dave In Valencia
Forum: Equipment 05-04-2014, 11:15 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 462
Posted By Shizoku
Camera Options (Nikon L830)

There's probably a thread for this, but thought I'd ask specifically if anyone is using a Nikon L830 in their travels? I've a full blown Nikon D90 setup, which is more camera than I know how to use,...
Forum: Americas 05-04-2014, 08:52 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 745
Posted By Shizoku
Booked 2 nights in Tofino at a Hostel. Tofino...

Booked 2 nights in Tofino at a Hostel. Tofino looks like a cool place. Hope to kayak and hit the Hot Springs. Might extend my time there, just depends, then on to Victoria.

No schedule...
Forum: Ride reports 05-03-2014, 05:38 PM
Replies: 118
Views: 22,778
Posted By Shizoku
Great gear info!

Thanks for posting info about your travelling gear.
I just ordered the mosquito Thermacell, holster, and extra cartridges/mats.

Thanks again!

Dave In Valencia
Forum: Alaska 05-02-2014, 08:18 PM
Replies: 86
Views: 5,066
Posted By Shizoku
Good to hear! Myself and a buddy will be coming...

Good to hear! Myself and a buddy will be coming out the east side of Glacier Nat'l Park, early August, and heading north into Canada, most likely right where you did your crossing.
However, I've...
Forum: Ride reports 04-29-2014, 09:02 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 3,736
Posted By Shizoku
We need pics! Sounds like a great ride so far! ...

We need pics! Sounds like a great ride so far!

Dave In Valencia
Forum: Americas 04-29-2014, 07:06 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 2,009
Posted By Shizoku
Mid June 2015 Departure for Alaska

My buddy and I will be leaving next June for Alaska. The plan was to attempt it this year, but I don't retire until July 24th, and by the time we'd get to Alaska, the weather might be too risky.
...
Forum: Americas 04-23-2014, 09:46 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 745
Posted By Shizoku
OK, I'll chance it and try the desk when I get...

OK, I'll chance it and try the desk when I get into town. Like that better anyway, as I won't need to adhere to a schedule. Additionally, I may try some couch surfing or the Tent Space Directory on...
Forum: Americas 04-23-2014, 09:27 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 745
Posted By Shizoku
I should be there around the 10th or 11th, plus...

I should be there around the 10th or 11th, plus or minus a day or two, but cheapest rate I could find online, $146 USD. Do you negotiate when you call? Ahead of time?
Forum: Americas 04-23-2014, 07:28 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 745
Posted By Shizoku
Thank you sir. Any recs on places to stay in...

Thank you sir. Any recs on places to stay in Victoria? I'd like to stay down near the Marina/Fairmont Empress. Don't want to spend a fortune, but need a safe place to park the bike. Unless there are...
Forum: Americas 04-23-2014, 06:31 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 745
Posted By Shizoku
Paying for gas with a credit card.

In the states we have to input our 5 digit zip code at the pump.
Can I use my CC in Canada? I've heard there is a difference in the postal codes that are asked for in Canada at the pump. Info?
...
Forum: Americas 04-23-2014, 06:27 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 745
Posted By Shizoku
Knives in Canda?

Can I bring a SOG Trident into Canada?
3.75" blade.
Forum: Americas 04-23-2014, 04:58 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 745
Posted By Shizoku
On Vancouver Island, is it worth the trip to Port...

On Vancouver Island, is it worth the trip to Port Hardy?
Thanks,
Dave
Forum: Americas 04-18-2014, 11:58 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 745
Posted By Shizoku
My buddy and I will likely split at Kamloops, as...

My buddy and I will likely split at Kamloops, as he has to be back home for a wedding. I will continue on towards Whistler and eventually Vancouver Island. I'm not really on any schedule either. ...
Forum: Canada 04-17-2014, 09:59 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 629
Posted By Shizoku
I'm on a 2013 Ducati MTS GT, my buddy a new BMW...

I'm on a 2013 Ducati MTS GT, my buddy a new BMW GS1200.
He's newly retired as well, we worked together for the better part of 25 years. Time to relax and 'smell the roses' and drink a little Crown...
Forum: Canada 04-16-2014, 09:15 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 629
Posted By Shizoku
Great info...thanks! Yeah, we are somewhat...

Great info...thanks!
Yeah, we are somewhat prepared for the tourists, motorhomes, and busses. But we want to check out the Canadian Rockies.

After Jasper we will be heading south to the...
Forum: Americas 04-16-2014, 08:39 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 745
Posted By Shizoku
Fishnbiker, I see you are over on Vancouver...

Fishnbiker,
I see you are over on Vancouver Island. My plan when my buddy and I split (he has to be back home for a wedding), is for me to head west to Whistler, down to West Vancouver, then hop a...
Forum: Canada 04-16-2014, 08:06 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 629
Posted By Shizoku
Canadian Road Recommendations?

I'm calling it quits after 37 years of either talking to airplanes or supervising those do. Late July I'll be heading from the LA area to Rathdrum, ID (just north of Couer d Alene) to meet up with...
Forum: Americas 04-16-2014, 06:58 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 745
Posted By Shizoku
We are actually coming up from the south. From...

We are actually coming up from the south. From Glacier Nat'l Park, in Wyoming, we are headed up to Canmore/Banff, then 93/95 to Golden, then west on the 1 thru Golden to Canadian Glacier Nat'l Park,...
Forum: Americas 04-16-2014, 08:00 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 745
Posted By Shizoku
As we leave Jasper, on the north end, I think we...

As we leave Jasper, on the north end, I think we are going to head south.
Would you have any suggestions as to where to head for good roads?
Thanks!!!
Forum: Beasts 04-12-2014, 10:48 AM
Replies: 5,772
Views: 1,144,715
Posted By Shizoku
I commute about 80 miles round trip on the Multi...

I commute about 80 miles round trip on the Multi GT. It's a pretty good upgrade most the way to work, but conversely downhill on the way back.
I usually cruise 80-85 on the speedo, realizing it's...
Forum: Americas 04-09-2014, 04:37 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 745
Posted By Shizoku
Recs for Roads in BC, Canada?

I'm calling it quits after 37 years of either talking to airplanes or supervising those do. Late July I'll be heading from the LA area to Rathdrum, ID (just north of Couer d Alene) to meet up with...
Forum: Equipment 04-03-2014, 05:51 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 416
Posted By Shizoku
Thanks for the responses. I'll check the Held...

Thanks for the responses. I'll check the Held stuff, but the Alpinestars look like the ticket. Wish KLIM made female Adventure or Badlands stuff...
Forum: Equipment 03-31-2014, 09:35 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 416
Posted By Shizoku
Question on women's adventure pants

I bought my wife a Firstgear Women's Kilimanjaro jacket in an XS size (5'2"/105lbs). Problem is finding XS adventure touring pants. Not looking for 'overpants'. Is there anything out there. KLIM...
Forum: Ride reports 03-09-2014, 10:57 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 6,909
Posted By Shizoku
Great RR!

I found a link to this and glad I did!
I'm meeting a friend, who lives south of Sandpoint, and in August we will be heading up into Canada for a trip .
I think we will use your RR as a blueprint...
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