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Forum: Americas 05-23-2010, 01:03 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,158
Posted By sensairandom
Hmm, a Ride Report...? Heh, I have all I can...

Hmm, a Ride Report...?

Heh, I have all I can do to write blog updates at this point!

Maybe i'll still write one.
Forum: Americas 05-19-2010, 04:54 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,158
Posted By sensairandom
Quick update, hitting the road today for the...

Quick update, hitting the road today for the start of this trip, a ~450 mile first leg to lower Michigan.
Forum: Regional forums 03-28-2010, 04:26 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 3,302
Posted By sensairandom
Found your post searching for "deadhorse" as I...

Found your post searching for "deadhorse" as I want to ride up there as well. And the timeframe and mindframe sound about right to me! I have a friend or two in Alaska along the way. Don't know how...
Forum: Americas 03-21-2010, 12:36 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 2,169
Posted By sensairandom
:D I'm a fan of the idea of having...

:D


I'm a fan of the idea of having multiple navigation sources. I've got a small US atlas, and might get a bigger/more detailed one and rip pages out as you suggest. Roll charts i'll have to...
Forum: Americas 03-21-2010, 12:21 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 2,169
Posted By sensairandom
AugustFalcon mentioned it two posts back, to...

AugustFalcon mentioned it two posts back, to which I replied:



Having two people say it reinforces my inclination to wait until summertime, for sure, so that's the new plan. I'll ramble...
Forum: Americas 03-20-2010, 10:27 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 2,169
Posted By sensairandom
The worst mileage i've gotten so far was wide...

The worst mileage i've gotten so far was wide open throttle on the highway, fully loaded, going ~65 mph. And that was a little better than 50 mpg. So, 60 seems like an easily reasonable minimum...
Forum: Americas 03-20-2010, 09:13 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 2,169
Posted By sensairandom
Actually, I do have health/accident insurance,...

Actually, I do have health/accident insurance, through the state of Wisco.

Yeah, more $ is going to be needed at some point. I have a few ideas to go on, but nothing guaranteed.

Even if I had...
Forum: Americas 03-20-2010, 05:57 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 2,169
Posted By sensairandom
Hehe, always good to have conflicting advice :) ...

Hehe, always good to have conflicting advice :)


Duly noted. As I mentioned in the first post, i'll probably be carrying 4 gallons all told. Do you mean extra beyond that?


That seems about...
Forum: Americas 03-20-2010, 05:26 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 2,169
Posted By sensairandom
That's encouraging to hear. What kind of gas...

That's encouraging to hear. What kind of gas mileage did you get?



I've considered the Clarke tank for quite some time and have so far ended up deciding against investing in it. One reason is,...
Forum: Americas 03-20-2010, 05:12 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 2,169
Posted By sensairandom
Thanks for that input, I will certainly consider...

Thanks for that input, I will certainly consider your words.
Forum: Americas 03-20-2010, 05:10 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 2,169
Posted By sensairandom
I'm heading out (not necessarily to the TAT) this...

I'm heading out (not necessarily to the TAT) this spring, most likely May.

I've done a bit of research on altitude adjustments for this bike, opening up the airflow by removing the snorkel is one...
Forum: Americas 03-20-2010, 05:05 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 2,169
Posted By sensairandom
If I can't locate free or cheap maps, I will...

If I can't locate free or cheap maps, I will probably further consider a cheap gps, assuming such a thing exists.

Yeah, at the moment I guess I am nearly dead broke. I'm currently unemployed and...
Forum: Americas 03-20-2010, 03:46 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 2,169
Posted By sensairandom
Riding the TAT solo with an XT225 - to be or not to be?

Preface: i'm touring the North American continent starting this year, intending to stick mostly to back roads and byways. More info about the tour here...
Forum: Americas 03-17-2010, 07:09 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,158
Posted By sensairandom
I've never really seen any of that country. I do...

I've never really seen any of that country. I do have it in mind to visit some friends on Vancouver Island, so it's quite likely i'll pass through there at some point.


Well, the XT225 has a 2.3...
Forum: Equipment 03-16-2010, 08:14 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,330
Posted By sensairandom
Indeed :) Thanks! I may well take you...

Indeed :)



Thanks! I may well take you up on that - guess i'll shoot you a PM a bit down the road.
Forum: Equipment 03-16-2010, 08:11 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,330
Posted By sensairandom
I haven't seen it, but it sounds interesting and...

I haven't seen it, but it sounds interesting and i'd like to. Alas, a quick search of the internet does not bring fruit... and retail is out of reach.
Forum: Americas 03-16-2010, 07:20 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,158
Posted By sensairandom
I've also got a thread...

I've also got a thread (http://www.advrider.com/forums/showthread.php?t=559333) started over in Equipment with a link to my complete loadout, and questions about what spare parts and stuff to bring...
Forum: Americas 03-16-2010, 07:17 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,158
Posted By sensairandom
Neat, i'm checking out your thread. Looks like...

Neat, i'm checking out your thread. Looks like quite the setup!



Indeed, there are places where the ghost of industrial economies has been haunting for quite some time, that I guess were way...
Forum: Equipment 03-15-2010, 06:08 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,330
Posted By sensairandom
Also, I had no idea what the TAT was, and had to...

Also, I had no idea what the TAT was, and had to look it up.

Looks pretty cool.

Too bad it's $290.
Forum: Equipment 03-15-2010, 06:00 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,330
Posted By sensairandom
Ah, but that assumes a steady job, or a job at...

Ah, but that assumes a steady job, or a job at all. I'm not even sure where the next chunk of change will come from as it is.
Forum: Americas 03-15-2010, 01:25 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,158
Posted By sensairandom
Yep, and if things don't continue to go the way...

Yep, and if things don't continue to go the way that they seem to be going, i'll just have a fun motorcycle trip regardless!
Forum: Equipment 03-15-2010, 12:28 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,330
Posted By sensairandom
It's a '92. The wheel bearings were in great...

It's a '92. The wheel bearings were in great shape. I have spares, though.

I hear ya on the GPS. I dunno, i'm bringing a cell phone. I have health insurance. I have motorcycle insurance. Unless I...
Forum: Equipment 03-15-2010, 12:22 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,330
Posted By sensairandom
This makes total sense to me. I don't suspect any...

This makes total sense to me. I don't suspect any of those parts you list, but knowing how to replace them and having the spares seems smart.

The only thing that gives me pause is throwing down...
Forum: Equipment 03-15-2010, 12:16 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,330
Posted By sensairandom
Hey now, the quote was "I copied Lois' tool list,...

Hey now, the quote was "I copied Lois' tool list, at least as far as the sizes go", not her entire packing list. The rest was just inspiration, as were many other lists and input from folks.
...
Forum: Equipment 03-14-2010, 10:37 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,330
Posted By sensairandom
Hmm, that's something to look at. I figured I had...

Hmm, that's something to look at. I figured I had it low (or at least balanced), but I guess it can be lower.

As far as tools, I copied Lois (http://www.loisontheloose.com/america/kit.html)' tool...
Forum: Equipment 03-14-2010, 10:28 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,330
Posted By sensairandom
True, so far i've been considering a GPS as...

True, so far i've been considering a GPS as something I actively might not want. Something about making it too easy or less adventurous. I want to be able to plot course using more traditional means;...
Forum: Equipment 03-14-2010, 10:10 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,330
Posted By sensairandom
That survival chain saw looks nifty. Almost...

That survival chain saw looks nifty.

Almost forgot the other half of the original question: is there anything I shouldn't be bringing or can drop to save space/weight?
Forum: Equipment 03-14-2010, 10:04 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,330
Posted By sensairandom
Thanks for that input D-man! Indeed, the...

Thanks for that input D-man!

Indeed, the tent was a bit heavy/bulky - since then i've acquired a Hennessey Expedition Asym Hammock, weighing in at less than 2.5 lbs. A great piece of gear so far....
Forum: Equipment 03-14-2010, 09:16 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,330
Posted By sensairandom
Loadout for a long haul - should I bring more?

I'm headed out on a long distance tour on a Yammie XT225 later this year. Details about that over in this thread (http://www.advrider.com/forums/showthread.php?p=12388285#post12388285).

Anyway,...
Forum: Thumpers 03-12-2010, 02:15 PM
Replies: 10,841
Views: 1,566,536
Posted By sensairandom
A heads up for those possibly interested, i'm...

A heads up for those possibly interested, i'm prepping for a (hopefully) fairly extensive tour of North America this year on my '92 XT225. Here's the thread...
Forum: Americas 03-12-2010, 01:54 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,158
Posted By sensairandom
North American Tour Prep - Dream Over, America!

This early May, 2010, I will (if all goes to plan) be embarking from Northwoods Wisconsin on my trusty XT225 Serow for an investigative adventure tour throughout the North American Continent. US,...
Forum: Americas 10-10-2009, 07:36 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,221
Posted By sensairandom
Winterizing the bike tomorrow, most likely. ...

Winterizing the bike tomorrow, most likely.

It snowed here this morning.

:huh
Forum: Americas 10-06-2009, 12:42 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,221
Posted By sensairandom
My thanks for all the advice and input so far!...

My thanks for all the advice and input so far! Some great info.

At this point i'm opting to store the bike for the winter, share a cage ride out to Cali, and take up my wandering adventure tour in...
Forum: Americas 10-06-2009, 12:25 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,221
Posted By sensairandom
Santa Rosa area, have some friends out there I...

Santa Rosa area, have some friends out there I haven't seen in quite some time.

Yeah, that's certainly part of the riddle- by the time (if) I got there and spent some time there, i'd just as well...
Forum: Americas 10-06-2009, 12:19 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,221
Posted By sensairandom
That sounds like a fun idea, and one I likely...

That sounds like a fun idea, and one I likely wouldn't have come up with- I didn't even know where 66 started. Thanks for the couch offer as well!

From what little info I just pulled up about 66,...
Forum: Equipment 10-04-2009, 05:43 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 642
Posted By sensairandom
Update: it worked okay for about a hundred miles,...

Update: it worked okay for about a hundred miles, before it was pretty well flattened by my constant weight. Although still providing a slight bit of extra cushion, i'll be re-thinking this, probably...
Forum: Vendors 10-04-2009, 05:33 AM
Replies: 442
Views: 95,088
Posted By sensairandom
Got one and I like it. Works well with the XT225...

Got one and I like it. Works well with the XT225 for either front or rear tire, made lubing the chain a breeze. Used a couple releasable zip-ties and secured it under my rear rack.

Thanks again...
Forum: Americas 10-03-2009, 09:44 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,221
Posted By sensairandom
I can handle being pretty cold, but still... heh....

I can handle being pretty cold, but still... heh.

As far as staying out of the mountains, low elevation and as far south as possible, would that mean something more like heading toward Texas from...
Forum: Americas 10-02-2009, 09:59 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,221
Posted By sensairandom
I've been back and forth on this many times just...

I've been back and forth on this many times just in one day- I'll be convinced I should do the bike trip, then a few hours later i'll side for the less risky option. Then again, no, I should ride.
...
Forum: Americas 10-02-2009, 09:45 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,221
Posted By sensairandom
Heh, that sounds slightly ominous.

Heh, that sounds slightly ominous.
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