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Forum: Americas 07-15-2014, 06:37 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 271
Posted By sethsquatch
I went up to Deadhorse from San Francisco in...

I went up to Deadhorse from San Francisco in June. For the most part the roads were fine through BC and YT. Past Destruction Bay there were a lot of frost heaves to look out for. The road crews...
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 06-30-2014, 12:30 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 235
Posted By sethsquatch
Need a Honda MC Mechanic in the DC Area

I'm looking for a good Honda motorcycle mechanic in the general NOVA, DC, MD area. I'm in Silver Spring but don't have a problem loading the bike in my truck and driving a bit for the right...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 06-22-2014, 08:10 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 2,166
Posted By sethsquatch
I wear Nonoise earplugs with Pro-Torx speakers in...

I wear Nonoise earplugs with Pro-Torx speakers in my helmet lining. The plugs do a great job of eliminating road and wind noise without diminishing the music sound quality. Plus the earplugs are...
Forum: Americas 06-22-2014, 07:47 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 1,828
Posted By sethsquatch
I've done I-80 coast to coast before both in...

I've done I-80 coast to coast before both in cages and on two wheels. Like others have said it gets you where you're going fast but it is mind numbingly boring. The cross winds through Wyoming,...
Forum: Beasts 06-15-2014, 10:59 PM
Replies: 5,169
Views: 849,320
Posted By sethsquatch
Cool, thanks for the info! Lowering the pegs and...

Cool, thanks for the info! Lowering the pegs and getting a new seat should solve my remaining ergo issues. :clap
Forum: Beasts 06-13-2014, 10:24 PM
Replies: 5,169
Views: 849,320
Posted By sethsquatch
Does anyone know of a foot peg lowering kit for...

Does anyone know of a foot peg lowering kit for the Explorer? I'm trying to drop at least an inch from stock but can't find anything specifically for this model. Thanks.
Forum: Americas 06-13-2014, 09:49 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 405
Posted By sethsquatch
I've used Federal Transport to ship a bike from...

I've used Federal Transport to ship a bike from San Francisco to PA then last month another bike from DC to San Francisco. They were easy to work with both times and had the bike delivered on time. ...
Forum: Americas 06-05-2014, 07:54 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 698
Posted By sethsquatch
+1 on Adventure Cycleworks. Dan just put a new...

+1 on Adventure Cycleworks. Dan just put a new set of tires on my Explorer this morning. Nice guy, knows what he's doing and prices were reasonable.
Forum: Beasts 06-01-2014, 11:19 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,081
Posted By sethsquatch
Congrats! I'm loving mine. The Rox risers are a...

Congrats! I'm loving mine. The Rox risers are a great addition. I'm 1,800 miles into a 10,000 mile trip and they are making a huge difference. $20 Altrider highway pegs are another great addition...
Forum: Americas 05-19-2014, 08:28 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,059
Posted By sethsquatch
I've toured all over the U.S. and parts of Canada...

I've toured all over the U.S. and parts of Canada without needing any extra gas cans. Unless you plan on being on remote backwoods trails gas shouldn't be an issue. I usually find a station and...
Forum: Americas 05-11-2014, 09:11 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,016
Posted By sethsquatch
If you can make the routing work try Hwy 36...

If you can make the routing work try Hwy 36 between Red Bluff and Fortuna. 140 miles of twisties. :clap
Forum: Americas 04-27-2014, 08:25 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 846
Posted By sethsquatch
Last summer my stepfather and I did a 12 day trip...

Last summer my stepfather and I did a 12 day trip (last week of August/first week of September) from DC up and around Nova Scotia counter clockwise. I think we took 7 days to ride around the whole...
Forum: Americas 09-14-2013, 11:20 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 2,047
Posted By sethsquatch
Getting a gun to Alaska

Next summer I'll be traveling from the lower 48 through Canada up to Alaska and eventually Prudhoe Bay. I've been to Alaska before and both there and other parts around the US I've had some...
Forum: Americas 05-29-2013, 07:05 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 642
Posted By sethsquatch
If you're coming to DC and your kids like history...

If you're coming to DC and your kids like history there is always doing a tour of the White House. It has nothing to do with politics, the house itself is an amazing piece of American history. ...
Forum: Ride reports 04-22-2013, 09:37 PM
Replies: 54
Views: 5,452
Posted By sethsquatch
Glad to see you finally got this started. Can't...

Glad to see you finally got this started. Can't wait to see pics of that bike out in the wild instead of stuck on West Exec. :D
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 12-25-2012, 05:33 AM
Replies: 102
Views: 8,553
Posted By sethsquatch
Recommended to me by my stepfather who is also an...

Recommended to me by my stepfather who is also an inmate.
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 12-24-2012, 04:44 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 3,933
Posted By sethsquatch
If I ride in a group I like to ride with two or...

If I ride in a group I like to ride with two or three friends that I know well. Every now and then a group of five of us gets together to ride. We all know each other and our riding styles and...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 12-16-2012, 05:29 AM
Replies: 69
Views: 9,545
Posted By sethsquatch
Like others have said if you get pulled over by a...

Like others have said if you get pulled over by a member of the traffic unit unless you have an amazing reason for what you're doing, you're getting a ticket. That's all they do and have zero wiggle...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 11-22-2012, 07:39 AM
Replies: 86
Views: 10,845
Posted By sethsquatch
My 2001 Honda CBR 929. I bought it new and have...

My 2001 Honda CBR 929. I bought it new and have been in love with it ever since. I use to work for a motorcycle dealer so I had lots of opportunities to ride all sorts of bikes but none has ever...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 10-26-2012, 08:16 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 3,458
Posted By sethsquatch
I used a one piece Fieldsheer suit for years but...

I used a one piece Fieldsheer suit for years but since I found a good two piece Olympia suit I find the one piece sits in the closet. I thought warmth might be an issue but it hasn't. Having the...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 10-10-2012, 03:49 PM
Replies: 116
Views: 9,286
Posted By sethsquatch
My longest was a 1083 mile day followed by a 934...

My longest was a 1083 mile day followed by a 934 mile day. Not my idea of fun but I had an unexpected job interview come up that I couldn't reschedule and had to haul ass home. Normally if I'm...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 09-12-2012, 02:59 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,814
Posted By sethsquatch
I did a fly and ride for my last bike. Long...

I did a fly and ride for my last bike. Long Island NY to San Francisco Ca. I found the bike on a reputable website I had bought items from before. I spoke to the seller several times, had him send...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 09-03-2012, 09:40 AM
Replies: 72
Views: 8,186
Posted By sethsquatch
Some myths have a bit of truth to them... ...

Some myths have a bit of truth to them...

There is no law that says you can't pass on the right on a multi-lane road. Multi lane meaning more than one lane going the same direction.

Sort of...
Forum: Americas 08-02-2012, 12:41 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,331
Posted By sethsquatch
You might want to post that question in the...

You might want to post that question in the regional section, maybe a local inmate will let you use their address.
Forum: Americas 07-29-2012, 10:19 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 904
Posted By sethsquatch
I rode down to Key West last July. The ride down...

I rode down to Key West last July. The ride down was hot, humid, wet, flat, straight and boring as hell. The scenery didn't change from the top of the state to the bottom. Sometimes that's a good...
Forum: Americas 07-22-2012, 02:46 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,331
Posted By sethsquatch
North of San Francisco Hwy 1 and Hwy 36 are...

North of San Francisco Hwy 1 and Hwy 36 are fantastic rides. Hwy 36 will take you away from the coast into central Ca so it might not fit in with your plans but it's worth mentioning. If you stick...
Forum: Americas 06-22-2012, 07:03 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 654
Posted By sethsquatch
I've ridden the BRP with both types of gear. ...

I've ridden the BRP with both types of gear. Both worked fine, if you wear mesh bring rain gear, at some point you'll need it. I actually got a little chilly in the mornings and at the end of the...
Forum: Americas 06-03-2012, 07:05 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,729
Posted By sethsquatch
It's nice to have but personally I don't use...

It's nice to have but personally I don't use them. When I'm in hot weather like hwy 50 through Utah and Nevada in July I try to stop about every 100 miles to stretch, get gas and a nice cold bottle...
Forum: Americas 06-03-2012, 04:18 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 2,805
Posted By sethsquatch
When I bought my RT in New York getting a temp...

When I bought my RT in New York getting a temp tag was as easy as going to the DMV with the proper paperwork and paying $20 (I think). Rode back to Ca without any issues. I don't recommend using a...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 05-26-2012, 11:44 AM
Replies: 162
Views: 15,743
Posted By sethsquatch
Thankfully I've only been stung once while...

Thankfully I've only been stung once while riding. Had the visor up on my helmet as I was riding about 40mph and got stung just below my right eye. I'm thankful I had sunglasses on to keep the bee...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 05-13-2012, 10:20 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 4,570
Posted By sethsquatch
Yep it happens all the time. Allergy related...

Yep it happens all the time. Allergy related sneezing fits in my full face helmet tend to be my biggest issue.
Forum: Americas 05-12-2012, 11:47 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,019
Posted By sethsquatch
You can do SF to Eureka and back in a day but to...

You can do SF to Eureka and back in a day but to really enjoy it (stop and smell the roses, see the sights) you should make it an overnight. The only problem with doing it on a holiday weekend is...
Forum: Americas 05-12-2012, 04:36 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,019
Posted By sethsquatch
Like others have said Hwy 1 north and Hwy 36 are...

Like others have said Hwy 1 north and Hwy 36 are fantastic rides. If you do hwy 36 the Samoa Cookhouse near Eureka is a fun place to grab dinner. Also in that general area is the Avenue of the...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 05-12-2012, 04:14 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 4,237
Posted By sethsquatch
I did a two day track school at Thunder Hill in...

I did a two day track school at Thunder Hill in Ca. Probably the most fun I've had on a bike. Great instructors, I was able to learn a lot about both my bike and my limits. A lot of the skills...
Forum: Americas 05-09-2012, 09:25 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 812
Posted By sethsquatch
If you like oysters stop off at Hog Island Oyster...

If you like oysters stop off at Hog Island Oyster Farm on Hwy 1 north of San Francisco http://www.hogislandoysters.com/ If the weather is good it's a nice picnic area. If you want to do an...
Forum: Beasts 05-05-2012, 12:06 PM
Replies: 258
Views: 33,175
Posted By sethsquatch
1998 BMW R1100RT - Would I buy it again? Nope. ...

1998 BMW R1100RT - Would I buy it again? Nope. It has been a good bike and done everything I've asked of it but after several overheating issues when stuck in traffic I'd like to go back to a...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 05-02-2012, 01:08 PM
Replies: 98
Views: 6,715
Posted By sethsquatch
Out of roughly 200 people I know of 10 (including...

Out of roughly 200 people I know of 10 (including me) that ride.
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 05-01-2012, 02:35 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 4,522
Posted By sethsquatch
Another vote for a track day. I've learned so...

Another vote for a track day. I've learned so much more in the few track days I've done then in all my years on the street. Being able to focus on the skills without having to worry about cops,...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 05-01-2012, 02:31 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 2,791
Posted By sethsquatch
I've had ongoing knee problems for several years....

I've had ongoing knee problems for several years. About six months ago I had surgery to clean up my meniscus and fix a partially torn MCL in my right knee. At some point I'll have to have some...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 04-30-2012, 06:15 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 2,210
Posted By sethsquatch
A few years ago I was riding Hwy 1 in NorCal and...

A few years ago I was riding Hwy 1 in NorCal and stopped on a scenic overlook. A guy on a brand new Ducati 1198S stops for a break. I was expecting a young guy, turned out to be a 85 year old...
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