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Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 08-13-2014, 12:16 PM
Replies: 120
Views: 6,107
Posted By Vin
Student Loan

I've paid cash for all my bikes over the years - with one exception. Growing up my parents wouldn't let me buy a motorcycle. So, as soon as I left home for college I took out a student loan and...
Forum: Old's Cool 08-13-2014, 11:41 AM
Replies: 1,427
Views: 192,880
Posted By Vin
Metric

Must be a metric guy where they use commas for decimal points!!
Forum: Equipment 07-15-2014, 12:25 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,351
Posted By Vin
Taylor Park

I just did one night in Taylor Park and thought the tent was great. I added a Eureka ground pad. It rained pretty hard for about an hour in the evening then sprinkled all night - no leaks. My wife...
Forum: Ride reports 07-15-2014, 12:15 PM
Replies: 381
Views: 61,267
Posted By Vin
It's been a hoot riding along. I've really...

It's been a hoot riding along. I've really enjoyed the pictures and the stories. I can't believe you're just shooting with an iPhone. The skies are so blue and colors so vivid in your shots. Are...
Forum: Equipment 07-03-2014, 09:42 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,351
Posted By Vin
Me, too.

I just bought the same tent this evening. I've been looking for a 3P tent with just one vestibule (most have two, but not what I want for going solo). Everything I've seen has been in the $300...
Forum: Pics, pics, pics... 06-23-2014, 03:20 PM
Replies: 7,075
Views: 2,368,191
Posted By Vin
Hi ho, hi ho, it's off to court...

Gotta find some way to fund the city.
Forum: Ride reports 06-20-2014, 12:42 PM
Replies: 381
Views: 61,267
Posted By Vin
Ed

Had dinner with Ed last night at a little hole-in-the-wall Mexican place. Swapped stories, travels and plans. Thanks for making the connection and inspring us both.
Forum: Old's Cool 06-19-2014, 10:23 AM
Replies: 274
Views: 51,426
Posted By Vin
Thanks for the memories

I enjoyed reading your thread. Brought back a lot of good memories of my '76 XT500. A little deja vu on the motor rebuild pictures and Kanegae's bike here at the end.
Keep wrenchin' and racin'.
Forum: Equipment 06-19-2014, 09:48 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 2,715
Posted By Vin
Samsonite

I've used Pelican cases for various things and they are tough as nails. But the appearance just isn't right. It looks like someone duct taped a set of Samsonites to the bike.
Forum: Latin America 06-18-2014, 12:09 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 482
Posted By Vin
Maybe... maybe not.

www.compassexpeditions.com...
Forum: Ride reports 06-18-2014, 11:24 AM
Replies: 604
Views: 118,754
Posted By Vin
Climbing Video

Is "don't shit where you eat" at all related to "don't piss where you step out of the van"? (In reference to the Arcteryx video)
Forum: Ride reports 06-10-2014, 12:09 PM
Replies: 381
Views: 61,267
Posted By Vin
Compass Expeditions

More details...
BMW F7 - that's a cage! Still, would be fun.
What part would I have to pay for - what would Compass cover? Also, what's the timeline? Do you have good contact info?
Definitely...
Forum: Parallel Universe 05-30-2014, 01:02 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,110
Posted By Vin
More Info

What bike? Carb or EFI?
Forum: Ride reports 05-28-2014, 08:04 AM
Replies: 381
Views: 61,267
Posted By Vin
Keep on

David - really enjoying the RR. I managed to connect with Ed; thanks for the help. <?xml:namespace prefix = o ns = "urn:schemas-microsoft-com:office:office" /><o:p></o:p>
So you've hit the 6 month...
Forum: Pacific Northwet - Where it's green. And wet. 05-23-2014, 11:04 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 833
Posted By Vin
Now I know home project I'll be doing for...

Now I know home project I'll be doing for Memorial Day!
Forum: Equipment 05-23-2014, 10:52 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,239
Posted By Vin
Have you tried JB Weld?

Have you tried JB Weld?
Forum: Ride reports 05-15-2014, 11:55 AM
Replies: 604
Views: 118,754
Posted By Vin
OK - GPS coordinates noted and added to my wish...

OK - GPS coordinates noted and added to my wish list.
Forum: Vendors 05-14-2014, 11:22 AM
Replies: 167
Views: 15,792
Posted By Vin
You replaced my battery when it failed - many...

You replaced my battery when it failed - many thanks. Is there a way they can be replaced for a fee after warrantee? Or will you sell me the part?
Very happy with my pair of SMH5s.
Forum: Canada 05-08-2014, 10:14 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 2,282
Posted By Vin
Go

Go
Forum: The Rockies – It's all downhill from here... 05-07-2014, 07:36 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,888
Posted By Vin
It's only a matter of time until they start...

It's only a matter of time until they start facing the same closures we're fighting.
Forum: Ride reports 05-05-2014, 12:30 PM
Replies: 604
Views: 118,754
Posted By Vin
My developing plan is ship to Chile and ride...

My developing plan is ship to Chile and ride north with these reasons:
1) 6 month time limit - leisurely enjoy SA then high tail it across CA where I can return at a later date.
2) Less traffic...
Forum: Orange Crush 04-30-2014, 03:29 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 3,284
Posted By Vin
Is Pritchett Canyon next?

Is Pritchett Canyon next?
Forum: The Rockies – It's all downhill from here... 04-30-2014, 12:23 PM
Replies: 5,335
Views: 283,309
Posted By Vin
40 miles, huh? I'm gonna guess Lavender Canyon.

40 miles, huh? I'm gonna guess Lavender Canyon.
Forum: The Rockies – It's all downhill from here... 04-30-2014, 10:48 AM
Replies: 5,335
Views: 283,309
Posted By Vin
Kane Creek

Kane Creek
Forum: The Rockies – It's all downhill from here... 04-29-2014, 04:19 PM
Replies: 5,335
Views: 283,309
Posted By Vin
New Player

Steelbender?
Forum: Vendors 04-14-2014, 07:37 PM
Replies: 197
Views: 15,004
Posted By Vin
r1200

Please tell me this is not an issue on the '09 1200. I've had my fuel gage, final drive and rear shock fail - and don't care to have another issue lurking.
Forum: Latin America 04-14-2014, 11:27 AM
Replies: 93
Views: 5,425
Posted By Vin
Head's in Mexico

Bike is in the garage.
Butt is in an office.
Heart and head are in Mexico.
Close enough for this post?
Forum: Ride reports 03-15-2014, 11:15 AM
Replies: 2,950
Views: 270,174
Posted By Vin
Two-up and only that much luggage? Where's their...

Two-up and only that much luggage? Where's their rider report so I can find out how they did that?
Forum: Ride reports 03-14-2014, 09:00 AM
Replies: 2,950
Views: 270,174
Posted By Vin
Seat Options

Still catching up and loving the ride. There's a ton of great info regarding weather, costs and logistics. Thanks so much for taking the time to post everything.
On the seat topic - I once heard...
Forum: Ride reports 03-12-2014, 01:59 PM
Replies: 2,950
Views: 270,174
Posted By Vin
Do you still have those files? Are they...

Do you still have those files? Are they something you can share? Resources like that can be very valuable.
Forum: Ride reports 03-11-2014, 10:47 AM
Replies: 2,950
Views: 270,174
Posted By Vin
One hell of an ADA access ramp!

One hell of an ADA access ramp!
Forum: Ride reports 03-11-2014, 10:26 AM
Replies: 2,950
Views: 270,174
Posted By Vin
Gps

Some people love their Zumi's, but a hundred dollar Nuvi has done me well for tens of thousands of miles. And if it's stolen, lost, broken I carry my old one as a spare.

Enjoying the thread. ...
Forum: Equipment 03-10-2014, 11:21 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 6,211
Posted By Vin
Afx-x41

There's a good write-up and price on the AFX version here.
http://www.advrider.com/forums/showthread.php?t=943421&highlight=FX-41
My feelings aren't hurt that it's eighty bucks cheaper than O'niel...
Forum: Equipment 03-10-2014, 11:13 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,082
Posted By Vin
Cheap SOB

Call me cheap.
I bought a pair of $20 earbuds and carefully stripped away the plastic housing. Next I applied some J-B Weld to the wires so they would be secured to the back of the small speaker. ...
Forum: Ride reports 03-07-2014, 11:33 AM
Replies: 2,950
Views: 270,174
Posted By Vin
I just started following a few days ago. ...

I just started following a few days ago. Everytime I turn to a new page you have food or gear or accesories - how did you ever get it all into this tight of a package? I've got to see your packing...
Forum: Latin America 03-06-2014, 11:53 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,647
Posted By Vin
Outcome

I'm putting together a similar shipment 2 years out (ship to Valparaiso, ride north, jump the gap and back to CO).
Who did you end up shipping with? Would you mind sharing the cost? How was your...
Forum: Americas 03-04-2014, 12:09 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 906
Posted By Vin
Key West

I did Key West just about a year ago. There are a number of camp grounds along through the Keys - but they were typically full. I did't try Key West.
On a bike you can often stop by another camper...
Forum: Latin America 03-04-2014, 11:52 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 593
Posted By Vin
N-to-S vs S-to-N

Hey Tuckers...
I've been skipping around your thread with hopes to sometime sit down and go end to end.
I'm putting all the pieces together for a Central/South America trip in 2016. The biggest...
Forum: Ride reports 02-20-2014, 11:16 AM
Replies: 381
Views: 61,267
Posted By Vin
Radioman's Replacement

Since Radioman made it home in December I've been looking for another RR to follow. You're on track to be his replacement. I appreciate your focus on the people, culture, country and experience,...
Forum: Ride reports 02-06-2014, 04:40 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,228
Posted By Vin
Keep it coming.

More:clap
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