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Forum: Ride reports 09-20-2013, 06:53 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 4,405
Posted By kamikazekyle
OMFG Curves September 20, 2013 - Day 12 I...

OMFG Curves
September 20, 2013 - Day 12

I see you, Mr. Jeep, wanting to pull out to the road. I'm nearly there, so please just stay...wait...what are you doing? No! Don't turn into the road,...
Forum: Ride reports 09-20-2013, 06:51 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 4,405
Posted By kamikazekyle
A Lot of Miles Divided by Two September 19,...

A Lot of Miles Divided by Two
September 19, 2013 - Day 11

A beautiful sunrise crested the hotel across the street. It wasn't the poetic photograph I had hoped for, but in the commercial...
Forum: Ride reports 09-20-2013, 06:50 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 4,405
Posted By kamikazekyle
Texas, I Love You, but it's Time for US to See...

Texas, I Love You, but it's Time for US to See Other States
September 18, 2013 - Day 10

Listen, Texas, we've been together for several days now. We've got feelings for each other, I know. Your...
Forum: Ride reports 09-20-2013, 06:48 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 4,405
Posted By kamikazekyle
I'm pretty lucky in that I get every other week...

I'm pretty lucky in that I get every other week off due to my work schedule, so I can make a lot of shorter trips and it's not too hard to schedule longer periods of time off. Even though this trip...
Forum: Ride reports 09-17-2013, 07:31 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 4,405
Posted By kamikazekyle
New Tires; It's Like Christmas! September 17,...

New Tires; It's Like Christmas!
September 17, 2013 - Day 9

It was starting to get late in the afternoon and the stoplight slog out of San Antonio exercised my clutch hand. But like rats escaping...
Forum: Ride reports 09-17-2013, 07:29 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 4,405
Posted By kamikazekyle
September 16, 2013

If Life Gives You Slick Centers, Then Use the Sides
September 16, 2013 - Day 8

Screw the belts showing in my tire. They're only in the center section, so that only applies if I'm going in a...
Forum: Ride reports 09-17-2013, 12:49 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 4,405
Posted By kamikazekyle
September 14th updated to a full entry. ...

September 14th updated to a full entry.

Click here (http://www.advrider.com/forums/showpost.php?p=22330985&postcount=19)to view the updated post. No new photos because I lost the GoPro that day,...
Forum: Ride reports 09-17-2013, 12:19 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 4,405
Posted By kamikazekyle
Managed to source a new sport touring tire for an...

Managed to source a new sport touring tire for an okay-ish price. I settled on a Pilot Road 3, and the tire + mount and balance ran me $250. I'm not a huge fan of Pilot Road 3's as when I ran a set...
Forum: Ride reports 09-17-2013, 07:57 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 4,405
Posted By kamikazekyle
:thumbup Come Thursday I'm going to start...

:thumbup
Come Thursday I'm going to start making my way back home, though probably not by the fastest route. I doubt I'll be passing through your neck of the woods, though. I appreciate the offer...
Forum: Ride reports 09-16-2013, 05:27 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 4,405
Posted By kamikazekyle
September 12 Update

September 12th Quickie post has been updated to a full entry.

Click here (http://www.advrider.com/forums/showpost.php?p=22326262&postcount=15) to view the updated September 12th post along with...
Forum: Ride reports 09-15-2013, 08:35 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 4,405
Posted By kamikazekyle
Whereupon I Define Canyon Carving September 15,...

Whereupon I Define Canyon Carving
September 15, 2013 - Day 7

Texas continues to surprise me. Everything I've heard from people that had been through Texas or seen on popular media -- with the...
Forum: Ride reports 09-15-2013, 07:51 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 4,405
Posted By kamikazekyle
Up until Texas my average MPG was in the low 40's...

Up until Texas my average MPG was in the low 40's with this oil change. Prior, when I was using Motul V300, I'd get ~44MPG with 93 octane. A little less with 87 or 89 (odd, but that's how it worked...
Forum: Ride reports 09-14-2013, 04:37 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 4,405
Posted By kamikazekyle
Why Did I Do This Trip? September 14, 2013 -...

Why Did I Do This Trip?
September 14, 2013 - Day 6
I had no idea the name of the town -- nearly from the start the various dots of population in Louisana blended together. The local drivers blared...
Forum: Ride reports 09-14-2013, 04:35 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 4,405
Posted By kamikazekyle
Thanks, John. Another bridge picture coming in...

Thanks, John. Another bridge picture coming in today, because that's the only photos I really got.
Forum: Ride reports 09-13-2013, 07:58 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 4,405
Posted By kamikazekyle
September 13, 2013 - Day 5

Parkways are for Winners
September 13, 2013 – Day 5
Out of nowhere, Mississippi tossed me some curves. A serpentine line replaced the road winding through trees and houses, leading me further into...
Forum: Ride reports 09-13-2013, 07:56 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 4,405
Posted By kamikazekyle
History in Alabama September 12, 2013 – Day 4 ...

History in Alabama
September 12, 2013 – Day 4
The road was straighter than a ruler, the sun was burning down with a relentless glare, and my water had run out miles ago. I trudged on to my waiting...
Forum: Ride reports 09-13-2013, 07:55 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 4,405
Posted By kamikazekyle
Depends on the shot :P I've got about 5 or 6...

Depends on the shot :P I've got about 5 or 6 different shot locations for the GoPro along with a mini tripod -- I think so far on this thread the only one I've posted is on the swingarm (that shows...
Forum: Ride reports 09-13-2013, 07:07 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 4,405
Posted By kamikazekyle
Thanks for the support, John. It's much...

Thanks for the support, John. It's much appreciated.


Yesterday after noon was just a sucky-ish day in general, which all culminated in a sore ass and lots of fatigue. The tractor trailer...
Forum: Ride reports 09-12-2013, 05:47 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 4,405
Posted By kamikazekyle
Just a heads up, no post for tonight. I've been...

Just a heads up, no post for tonight. I've been on the road for over ten hours and with the 90+ temps I'm beat. Bit under the weather mood wise, as well. I didn't intend to go for so long, but by...
Forum: Ride reports 09-11-2013, 08:04 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 4,405
Posted By kamikazekyle
September 11, 2013 - Day 3

Head in the Clouds, Ass on the Asphalt
September 22, 2013 – Day 3

It’s still the Blue Ridge Parkway. Nearly any segment of the Parkway will look identical to any other. Some parts might be...
Forum: Ride reports 09-11-2013, 08:01 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 4,405
Posted By kamikazekyle
September 10, 2013 - Day 2

The Walks of Humanity
September 10, 2013 – Day 2

Two of the three were assholes. The third seemed OK: a friend of the numbnuts in front that happened to be along for the ride. Clad in skullcaps...
Forum: Ride reports 09-11-2013, 04:08 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 4,405
Posted By kamikazekyle
I'm alive! Still! I was stuck in a...

I'm alive! Still! I was stuck in a semi-primitive camp site on the 10th without any cell signal. Heck of an update for the 10th. Hopefully the posts for the 10th and 11th are incoming soon.


...
Forum: Ride reports 09-09-2013, 04:41 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 4,405
Posted By kamikazekyle
September 09, 2013 - Day 1

Mundane, Exciting
September 9, 2013 – Day 1

What many consider mundane and average; what many glaze over for the countless time; what many see every day and not spare a second thought. It may be...
Forum: Ride reports 09-09-2013, 04:40 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 4,405
Posted By kamikazekyle
Woot, first thread stalker! :happay ...

Woot, first thread stalker!

:happay

Thread update incoming...

EDIT: Tracking link now online. Go here:
http://gps.motionx.com/iphone/liveupdates/

And use channel number 87543. It'll...
Forum: Ride reports 09-07-2013, 06:52 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 4,405
Posted By kamikazekyle
Supplimental Info

The Beast

Beast as in “grr, I’m a mean bastard,” or beast as in “beast of burden?” Either way, due to process of elimination, I’m going to be riding my 2012 Kawasaki Firefly 1000.
...
Forum: Ride reports 09-07-2013, 06:48 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 4,405
Posted By kamikazekyle
Ballad of Beast and Biker

Ballad of Beast and Badass

(Note: The full title is Ballad of Beast and Badass, but I swapped Badass to Biker in the post title as I didn't want to run afoul of the forum rules. If the mods are ok...
Forum: Layin' down tracks 08-25-2013, 03:08 AM
Replies: 270
Views: 29,186
Posted By kamikazekyle
Actually, that's not that bad of a price. I'm...

Actually, that's not that bad of a price. I'm assuming some things, though, like a quality sensor and high bitrate (35-45 Mb/s) recording capability. Given the stats it probably uses the same or...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 08-20-2013, 05:02 AM
Replies: 50
Views: 3,734
Posted By kamikazekyle
Really, there's only one answer: just have fun. ...

Really, there's only one answer: just have fun.

If taking a detailed, fully planned trip is what does it for you, then by all means run with that. Want to wing it on the fly? No problem. ...
Forum: Road warriors 08-08-2013, 05:07 AM
Replies: 335
Views: 38,432
Posted By kamikazekyle
Thanks for the info everyone. I'm 130 lbs, 5'8",...

Thanks for the info everyone. I'm 130 lbs, 5'8", 32/33" inseam so compact bikes don't really bother me. I didn't think the 767 would have a more spacious rider area seeing as how dimensions are...
Forum: Road warriors 08-07-2013, 06:05 AM
Replies: 335
Views: 38,432
Posted By kamikazekyle
A new Monster 696 is on the short list of...

A new Monster 696 is on the short list of possible replacements for my near-lemon of a V7 Stone (going in for the third warranty work in 2.5 months and is getting worse every time), depending if the...
Forum: Road warriors 08-07-2013, 05:23 AM
Replies: 1,037
Views: 233,715
Posted By kamikazekyle
Thanks for the luck. I'm probably a one-off...

Thanks for the luck. I'm probably a one-off situation so I don't want to dissuade anyone from the V7. It really is a fun bike that oozes character while still being somewhat modern (EFI, etc, etc)....
Forum: Road warriors 08-06-2013, 07:20 AM
Replies: 1,037
Views: 233,715
Posted By kamikazekyle
:baldy Well, the saga of my troubled Stone...

:baldy

Well, the saga of my troubled Stone continues. Little while back I posted a photo of a cracked oil line/T between the valves after I already had it in a week before for speed sensor...
Forum: Ride reports 07-29-2013, 03:35 AM
Replies: 67
Views: 11,426
Posted By kamikazekyle
Loved my CBR250R and still wish I kept it, but...

Loved my CBR250R and still wish I kept it, but with three other bikes and 24 hours in a day it didn't get the attention it deserved. Did some week long touring on it, but never got around to camping...
Forum: Equipment 07-29-2013, 01:00 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,101
Posted By kamikazekyle
I use a set of Olympia mesh pants, sized just a...

I use a set of Olympia mesh pants, sized just a little above my normal waist size (1"). Thanks to belt loops I can wear them straight or as overpants. They include a rain liner, but like nearly all...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 07-28-2013, 10:59 PM
Replies: 89
Views: 14,451
Posted By kamikazekyle
Well, considering the thread was started over a...

Well, considering the thread was started over a year ago then abandoned for a few months till resurrected, I wonder if the OP actually purchased a new bike?



Ninja 1000 owner here. It still...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 07-26-2013, 03:59 AM
Replies: 204
Views: 19,811
Posted By kamikazekyle
As of 2011 (when I got my CBR250), Honda (the...

As of 2011 (when I got my CBR250), Honda (the company) offered a $100 rebate check if you took the MSF BRC within X number of days or months. You had to sign up with the Honda Rider's Club, which is...
Forum: Equipment 07-23-2013, 05:30 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,888
Posted By kamikazekyle
I'd avoid using any plant-based cooking oils on...

I'd avoid using any plant-based cooking oils on leather, especially olive oil. It actually does work very well in keeping leather supple and moisturized. The problem is that it actually degrades...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 07-23-2013, 03:15 AM
Replies: 64
Views: 5,499
Posted By kamikazekyle
You kind of expect the results, really. Most...

You kind of expect the results, really. Most motorcyclists in the US ride as a seasonal fair weather hobby, so they're lucky if they retain any skills from season to season and I doubt many of the...
Forum: The Garage 07-22-2013, 03:39 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,967
Posted By kamikazekyle
I use Springpad (alternatives: Evernote, OneNote,...

I use Springpad (alternatives: Evernote, OneNote, etc). Exists on every platform from phones to web and can be accessed without a network/cellular/data connection. I put all the critical...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 07-12-2013, 03:02 AM
Replies: 69
Views: 8,284
Posted By kamikazekyle
I see this all the freaking time around here,...

I see this all the freaking time around here, almost exclusively to sportbike riders. I really have no idea why they don't pick their feet up once in motion, and it's even more weird when they take...
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