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Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 07-04-2015, 11:06 PM
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Posted By AspentureRider
Another view of the new-to-me S10... Now with new...

Another view of the new-to-me S10... Now with new shoes and HB Skidplate installed:

https://scontent.fsnc1-1.fna.fbcdn.net/hphotos-xat1/t31.0-8/11717380_10205781985220138_3611041219285629130_o.jpg
Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 07-03-2015, 07:57 PM
Replies: 9,664
Views: 2,324,451
Posted By AspentureRider
Well- it shouldn't fit me very well. It was...

Well- it shouldn't fit me very well. It was custom designed for the previous owner, who is 5 inches shorter and 50 lbs lighter than me, with a sub-30" inseam to my 35". The seat pocket is a little...
Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 06-30-2015, 07:12 PM
Replies: 9,664
Views: 2,324,451
Posted By AspentureRider
Unnecessary just for the day...racks, Caribou...

Unnecessary just for the day...racks, Caribou panniers, bags, etc. It came with HB skid plate and racks and four windshields, assorted other goodies. Has been flashed and has grip heaters, outlets,...
Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 06-30-2015, 04:47 PM
Replies: 9,664
Views: 2,324,451
Posted By AspentureRider
New to me S10- picked it up today and took all...

New to me S10- picked it up today and took all the unnecessary bits off and went for a ride...
...
Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 06-29-2015, 08:12 PM
Replies: 28,476
Views: 5,808,970
Posted By AspentureRider
New Super Tenere owner... just bought this- ...

New Super Tenere owner... just bought this-
https://scontent-lax1-1.xx.fbcdn.net/hphotos-xtf1/t31.0-8/11416288_10205734320788557_7995173799062671206_o.jpg

Pick it up tomorrow- It comes with many...
Forum: GS Boxers 06-19-2015, 05:10 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 223
Posted By AspentureRider
I'm guessing it's the 1120?

I'm guessing it's the 1120?
Forum: Trip Planning 05-30-2015, 12:47 PM
Replies: 333
Views: 105,946
Posted By AspentureRider
Unless it came in glass. In that case, it's a...

Unless it came in glass. In that case, it's a really bad idea.
Forum: Trip Planning 04-13-2015, 05:48 PM
Replies: 333
Views: 105,946
Posted By AspentureRider
I personally prefer a good compact headlamp......

I personally prefer a good compact headlamp... much more practical for hands-free tasks. Although, you can buy a headstrap to use almost any small flashlight on your head...
Forum: Trip Planning 04-13-2015, 08:21 AM
Replies: 333
Views: 105,946
Posted By AspentureRider
I'm not always into making fires... but on my...

I'm not always into making fires... but on my Alaska trip, I carried a lightweight fiberglass hatchet. It did triple duty- pounding/pulling tent pegs, chopping kindling for the occasional fire... and...
Forum: Equipment 04-01-2015, 02:23 PM
Replies: 7,481
Views: 3,091,985
Posted By AspentureRider
Yeah, TX to AK and back in a weekend!

Yeah, TX to AK and back in a weekend!
Forum: Ridiculous streetbikes with 6 CPUs and too much horsepower (1050/1190/1290cc) 03-23-2015, 12:07 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 934
Posted By AspentureRider
I bought a Corbin for my Versys... but go to the...

I bought a Corbin for my Versys... but go to the factory if you can. The personal attention makes it worthwhile, and they'll basically do everything they can to make it a custom fit. I moved my seat...
Forum: Equipment 04-07-2014, 06:48 AM
Replies: 7,481
Views: 3,091,985
Posted By AspentureRider
This is so much about personal preference, and...

This is so much about personal preference, and convenience. Since I don't do much but heat water to a boil anymore (coffee and oatmeal in the morning, freeze-dried backpacking food or instant noodles...
Forum: Equipment 03-31-2014, 06:54 AM
Replies: 7,481
Views: 3,091,985
Posted By AspentureRider
I know what you mean about the knees. The...

I know what you mean about the knees. The simplest way I know to deflate your pad is to open the valve before you get up. Lie there until your body weight has squeezed the air out. If it's self...
Forum: Epic Ride Reports 08-01-2013, 04:56 PM
Replies: 367
Views: 50,843
Posted By AspentureRider
The Dempster got even later...

The Dempster got even later...
Forum: Epic Ride Reports 07-30-2013, 03:00 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 505
Posted By AspentureRider
Once I had determined to do the one-way fly and...

Once I had determined to do the one-way fly and drive, finding a rider to transport the Versys to AK was a little harder than I expected. I had many friends and acquaintances that thought it sounded...
Forum: Photos 07-29-2013, 06:43 PM
Replies: 2,346
Views: 578,145
Posted By AspentureRider
Hmmm... Landscape thread, or camping thread?...

Hmmm... Landscape thread, or camping thread? Maybe both, but here for now. Near Pinedale, WY- Morning mist in the Half Moon Wildlife Habitat:
...
Forum: Epic Ride Reports 07-29-2013, 06:16 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 505
Posted By AspentureRider
ANC to ASE- a one-way ride from the Land of the Midnight Sun

Those of you who've been following JDROCKS thread here:
http://advrider.com/forums/showthread.php?t=893106
have an idea how this trip came about. Let me summarize-

Two years ago, a friend on the...
Forum: Epic Ride Reports 07-13-2013, 11:55 AM
Replies: 367
Views: 50,843
Posted By AspentureRider
I've certainly been called "Puddin-head" more...

I've certainly been called "Puddin-head" more than once in my life, but I'm guessing there are more Mensa types from my REAL alma mater, Occidental College, than from the mythical, just-for-grins...
Forum: Epic Ride Reports 07-13-2013, 05:56 AM
Replies: 367
Views: 50,843
Posted By AspentureRider
Not sure this was what I needed to see on the day...

Not sure this was what I needed to see on the day that I fly to ANC!
:eek1

oh, well- :1drink
Forum: Epic Ride Reports 07-11-2013, 10:19 PM
Replies: 367
Views: 50,843
Posted By AspentureRider
Whew! (I was never worried...)(maybe I should've...

Whew! (I was never worried...)(maybe I should've been!)
Forum: Epic Ride Reports 07-11-2013, 10:16 PM
Replies: 367
Views: 50,843
Posted By AspentureRider
Thanks for the tips! I know the Kalispel area-...

Thanks for the tips!
I know the Kalispel area- spent a summer in Bigfork back in 1987. It will be interesting to see how it changed- probably come down 35, although it can be pretty slow, too!
Forum: Epic Ride Reports 07-10-2013, 11:36 AM
Replies: 108
Views: 15,958
Posted By AspentureRider
Great... now we have an extra ampersand.... ...

Great... now we have an extra ampersand....

:evil
Forum: Epic Ride Reports 07-10-2013, 06:09 AM
Replies: 367
Views: 50,843
Posted By AspentureRider
Ooooh, border crossing: "May I see your papers,...

Ooooh, border crossing: "May I see your papers, please?" (assuming they said please?)
Can't wait...

Here's a little more about why *I* couldn't ride the Versys to AK:
...
Forum: Epic Ride Reports 07-09-2013, 09:27 PM
Replies: 367
Views: 50,843
Posted By AspentureRider
What's the best route from Missoula to Red Lodge?...

What's the best route from Missoula to Red Lodge? Without adding too many miles? Looking at going through Helena/Bozeman at this point- We're doing Going to the Sun, Lolo Pass (just to the ID border)...
Forum: Epic Ride Reports 07-09-2013, 05:39 AM
Replies: 367
Views: 50,843
Posted By AspentureRider
I think it's GORGEOUS! (and a particularly nice...

I think it's GORGEOUS! (and a particularly nice photo, DP) Didn't mean to seem like I was knocking the view or the experience. Lots of places in CO look very similar.... long straight stretches of...
Forum: Epic Ride Reports 07-09-2013, 05:10 AM
Replies: 367
Views: 50,843
Posted By AspentureRider
How 'bout a photo from the newspaper? ...

How 'bout a photo from the newspaper?

http://www.aspendailynews.com/files/imagecache/section_image/files/images/130708_Chautauqua_274_cj.jpg

This link will only be pertinent today:...
Forum: Epic Ride Reports 07-08-2013, 09:49 PM
Replies: 367
Views: 50,843
Posted By AspentureRider
This pretty much sums up those MT roads, doesn't...

This pretty much sums up those MT roads, doesn't it?
Forum: Epic Ride Reports 07-08-2013, 08:25 PM
Replies: 108
Views: 15,958
Posted By AspentureRider
:rofl :eek1 :rofl

:rofl
:eek1
:rofl
Forum: Epic Ride Reports 07-08-2013, 05:50 AM
Replies: 367
Views: 50,843
Posted By AspentureRider
I've got two- an inexpensive waterproof...

I've got two- an inexpensive waterproof video/still cam for the handlebar, and a nice Lumix micro 4/3, two lenses covering 28-400 equivalent, for the tankbag.

countdown engaged, big week at work...
Forum: Epic Ride Reports 07-07-2013, 09:03 PM
Replies: 367
Views: 50,843
Posted By AspentureRider
Great Pics! Can't wait to see it in person- ...

Great Pics! Can't wait to see it in person-
just noticed that was basically a 600 mile day!
Forum: Epic Ride Reports 07-06-2013, 10:57 PM
Replies: 108
Views: 15,958
Posted By AspentureRider
Nope. We now have three tents, including a...

Nope. We now have three tents, including a Teepee, on the museum grounds for this week.
Forum: Epic Ride Reports 07-06-2013, 04:11 PM
Replies: 108
Views: 15,958
Posted By AspentureRider
Woooooot! See you in two weeks. We have...

Woooooot!
See you in two weeks. We have multiple ways to keep in touch now-
I just helped set up a teepee. Life is strange.
Forum: Epic Ride Reports 07-05-2013, 12:20 PM
Replies: 367
Views: 50,843
Posted By AspentureRider
This put a big smile on my face. The bike will be...

This put a big smile on my face. The bike will be back there on July 25th-

http://www.smugmug.com/photos/i-8BxgW8m/0/M/175-M.jpg
Forum: Epic Ride Reports 07-05-2013, 06:51 AM
Replies: 367
Views: 50,843
Posted By AspentureRider
I never worried for a second about my bike while...

I never worried for a second about my bike while it was in your care, DP!
(well, okay, maybe a moment of "Huh"? when, knowing the advanced condition of the Bridgestones, I saw you head north on the...
Forum: Epic Ride Reports 07-04-2013, 12:53 PM
Replies: 367
Views: 50,843
Posted By AspentureRider
All you can do is aim for where they are, and...

All you can do is aim for where they are, and hope when you get there they aren't-
Forum: Epic Ride Reports 06-30-2013, 10:24 AM
Replies: 367
Views: 50,843
Posted By AspentureRider
NOW we're talkin'. GO JDROCKS! The bike was...

NOW we're talkin'. GO JDROCKS!

The bike was there on Trailridge just eight months earlier- Estes at 6am.
https://sphotos-b.xx.fbcdn.net/hphotos-ash4/252495_4154611154876_1534445070_n.jpg

Only,...
Forum: Epic Ride Reports 06-30-2013, 07:27 AM
Replies: 367
Views: 50,843
Posted By AspentureRider
Sidenote- Brian (b dash rian-owner of the garage...

Sidenote- Brian (b dash rian-owner of the garage where the Versys currently resides in ANC) lost the driveshaft on the BMW outside of Whitehorse (en route from Seattle)... bummer. He's got it...
Forum: Epic Ride Reports 06-29-2013, 12:22 PM
Replies: 367
Views: 50,843
Posted By AspentureRider
Brian (ZGFiredude) and I met almost...

Brian (ZGFiredude) and I met almost simultaneously on two different forums- Kawasakiversys and Saab92x, with ownership of both vehicles. I still have 'em, he doesn't, but I used to see his bike...
Forum: Epic Ride Reports 06-28-2013, 11:00 AM
Replies: 367
Views: 50,843
Posted By AspentureRider
The suspense is killin' me- I'm bound to show up...

The suspense is killin' me- I'm bound to show up in here sooner or later- :wink:
Forum: Epic Ride Reports 06-22-2013, 09:30 PM
Replies: 367
Views: 50,843
Posted By AspentureRider
What a guy! Can't wait to see the pics/read the...

What a guy! Can't wait to see the pics/read the story, and to be re-united with the bike three weeks from tonight! :clap
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