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Forum: Equipment 01-26-2014, 12:25 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 2,469
Posted By freebird82
I also really like mine. Comfortable on and off...

I also really like mine. Comfortable on and off the bike. More support than you would expect from a short boot. Great commuting/road boot, as long as you arent doing any aggressive off road stuff...
Forum: Orange Crush 10-20-2013, 05:58 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 533
Posted By freebird82
Is anyone using the Magadans on their adventure? ...

Is anyone using the Magadans on their adventure? After a bit more research I have been able to find a few more andy strapz set-ups, but I am yet to see even one adventure with the magadans set-up. ...
Forum: Orange Crush 10-20-2013, 09:06 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 533
Posted By freebird82
Adv-spec Magadan vs. Andy strapz expedition

I've narrowed my hunt for soft luggage down to these two. I know all the specs, but am looking or some real life testaments for both on an adventure.

Specifically, what racks are you guys using...
Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 10-13-2013, 03:48 AM
Replies: 31,227
Views: 2,923,168
Posted By freebird82
New LA adventure rider here. Just lurkin this...

New LA adventure rider here. Just lurkin this thread. Can anyone tell me where this is? I must go, and how difficult the terrain is for a guy new to the adv scene.
Forum: The Rockies It's all downhill from here... 09-30-2013, 05:25 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,479
Posted By freebird82
Soooo fun. Coulda done it on a street bike....

Soooo fun. Coulda done it on a street bike. Pretty mellow. There were a couple parts that were super rutted out that were a little scary, other than that a couple really small washes of sand. Super...
Forum: The Rockies It's all downhill from here... 09-29-2013, 08:14 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,479
Posted By freebird82
Yeah. Got snowed on of monarch, and a few other...

Yeah. Got snowed on of monarch, and a few other little drop of snow. It was freezing and rainy and windy.....but then I hit 141 and the sun came out, and then I road into moab on the john brown...
Forum: The Rockies It's all downhill from here... 09-27-2013, 07:04 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,479
Posted By freebird82
Weather doesn't look too bad. Today. 30% chance I...

Weather doesn't look too bad. Today. 30% chance I can handle that.

If any of you guys are on Instagram and want to follow along with the trip my name is longroadtonowhere
Forum: The Rockies It's all downhill from here... 09-26-2013, 12:51 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,479
Posted By freebird82
Well rode pikes peak this morning. It was cold...

Well rode pikes peak this morning. It was cold and windy but fun and no ice or snow on the roads. Just road the 67 into cripple creek. Currently eating lunch. Bout to hop over to paradise cove for...
Forum: The Rockies It's all downhill from here... 09-26-2013, 12:47 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,479
Posted By freebird82
Wild. I should be in Moab Friday night. Gonna hit...

Wild. I should be in Moab Friday night. Gonna hit the arches Saturday morning. I'll PM ya my phone number. Shoot me a text sometime tmw maybe we can meet up and ride a little.
Forum: The Rockies It's all downhill from here... 09-25-2013, 08:10 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,479
Posted By freebird82
I think my new plan may be to cruise into...

I think my new plan may be to cruise into Colorado Springs tonight, check out pikes peak in the morning, then take the 50 across the state into grand junction, then head to Moab, with some fun little...
Forum: The Rockies It's all downhill from here... 09-25-2013, 05:54 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,479
Posted By freebird82
Hmmm so my plan was to shoot into boulder...

Hmmm so my plan was to shoot into boulder tonight, from Salina, KS. Should I not even bother with that region and just head into Colorado Springs tonight?

Once again, excuse my ignorance to your...
Forum: The Rockies It's all downhill from here... 09-24-2013, 10:02 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,479
Posted By freebird82
Traveling through Colorado on fly and ride...places to avoid?

I just bought an adventure from a fellow inmate and I am doing a fly and ride back home to LA. Planned on getting into boulder tmw evening. I know the recent flooding has closed a lot of roads....
Forum: Orange Crush 09-21-2013, 08:10 PM
Replies: 18,789
Views: 7,564,912
Posted By freebird82
What wind screen is that?

What wind screen is that?
Forum: Orange Crush 09-18-2013, 06:36 PM
Replies: 10,515
Views: 2,184,534
Posted By freebird82
One of my favorite roads that I just discovered...

One of my favorite roads that I just discovered this spring!
Forum: Equipment 09-13-2013, 07:44 AM
Replies: 92
Views: 13,976
Posted By freebird82
I just want a pair of black 511's with Kevlar and...

I just want a pair of black 511's with Kevlar and ce armour. Simple. Call me a hipster, that's fine, whatever I like skinny jeans. Although there may not be a ton of hipsters into adventure bikes,...
Forum: Equipment 09-12-2013, 07:57 PM
Replies: 92
Views: 13,976
Posted By freebird82
Those maples are hideous. Why does everyone have...

Those maples are hideous. Why does everyone have to add so much detailing. Just give me a slim cut jeans with some Kevlar and some pockets for armour.

Those resurgence actually look decent. Their...
Forum: Orange Crush 09-12-2013, 04:04 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,406
Posted By freebird82
Yeah, the kriega set-up seems pretty ideal. I...

Yeah, the kriega set-up seems pretty ideal. I have a cnc at work, and I have been talking to some buddies at work, and I think I can make my own plates on the cheap. Going to use a very durable...
Forum: Equipment 09-12-2013, 04:00 PM
Replies: 92
Views: 13,976
Posted By freebird82
Seems like mexipike, jbf, and I are all looking...

Seems like mexipike, jbf, and I are all looking for a similar product. Yes, other company have tried more modern fits, but they are still off. I hoped the new alpinestars line would get it right,...
Forum: Equipment 09-12-2013, 12:00 PM
Replies: 92
Views: 13,976
Posted By freebird82
Those still look like dad jeans though. I...

Those still look like dad jeans though.

I am super stoked for those rev-it's as well. I will probably order a pair when they are released.

I feel like I am the only skinny dude on this site...
Forum: Orange Crush 09-09-2013, 07:00 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,406
Posted By freebird82
Yes, that is very similar to what I am looking...

Yes, that is very similar to what I am looking for, except for the side racks, something I can mount some wolfman bags to.

Depending on how easy the Kriega system comes off it could work, $800 is...
Forum: Equipment 09-09-2013, 04:41 PM
Replies: 152
Views: 29,378
Posted By freebird82
+1 for the alite monarch. Probably my favorite...

+1 for the alite monarch. Probably my favorite piece of camping gear I have ever bought. Never imagined I would carry a chair with me on moto trips, but now I never leave home without it.
...
Forum: Orange Crush 09-09-2013, 04:23 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,406
Posted By freebird82
Quick release soft bag system

So, I am looking into luggage for my 990 adv, and I want soft bags, but I would enjoy the convenience of the quick release and locking abilities of hard bags. I figured the locking part, I could buy...
Forum: Orange Crush 09-07-2013, 02:06 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 812
Posted By freebird82
Thanks guys. All of this is super helpful. Was...

Thanks guys. All of this is super helpful. Was not aware of the chain guide bolt issue. Definitely gonna bring along some loc-tite with me and make sure that's all locked before I head out on my...
Forum: Orange Crush 09-06-2013, 11:42 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 3,027
Posted By freebird82
My thoughts exactly. I just purchased a 990. ...

My thoughts exactly. I just purchased a 990. There were several with around 40k miles that I passed up, not because I was worried about the high mileage, more cause I knew i would be putting a lot...
Forum: Orange Crush 09-06-2013, 09:19 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 812
Posted By freebird82
First time 990/ktm owner

I just put down a deposit on an 07 990 Adv from a fellow inmate. Picking it up in Kansas and riding it home in a couple weeks. I am beyond excited. I know most of the common 990 problems, but as a...
Forum: Orange Crush 10-02-2012, 05:20 PM
Replies: 18,789
Views: 7,564,912
Posted By freebird82
Sick pic!

Sick pic!
Forum: Beasts 09-30-2012, 04:41 PM
Replies: 6,609
Views: 1,462,885
Posted By freebird82
Laugh It was a semi-pro job. Ha. Done at a shady LA...

It was a semi-pro job. Ha. Done at a shady LA repair shop for ridiculously cheap. They did all the bondo work too. Its not totally pro, but passes the test until you are right up next to the...
Forum: Beasts 09-29-2012, 07:26 PM
Replies: 6,609
Views: 1,462,885
Posted By freebird82
After a year of hating my red versys and a month...

After a year of hating my red versys and a month after a dear decided to run out in front of me and I lost the front wheel on a wet mountain rode, I decided it was time for a paint job. Black...
Forum: Orange Crush 09-19-2012, 08:28 AM
Replies: 18,789
Views: 7,564,912
Posted By freebird82
This photo makes me insanely jealous. Currently...

This photo makes me insanely jealous. Currently saving to trade in my versys for an adventure. Hopefully within the next few months, but this is where I wanna be.
Forum: Orange Crush 08-09-2012, 06:57 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,117
Posted By freebird82
Yep its the GO!!!!! version.

Yep its the GO!!!!! version.
Forum: Orange Crush 08-08-2012, 05:17 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,117
Posted By freebird82
Awesome! thanks everyone. I think I'm sold. ...

Awesome! thanks everyone. I think I'm sold. I'm gonna do it, as long as someone buys my versys up in a fair amount of time. Its a friend, so he said he'd wait for me to sell my bike as long as i...
Forum: Orange Crush 08-07-2012, 09:09 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,117
Posted By freebird82
I like the price too. I am currently a versys...

I like the price too. I am currently a versys rider, and have been wanting to get something a bit more off-roadable, but my plan was to wait till tax return time next year and uprgrade to a regular...
Forum: Orange Crush 08-07-2012, 07:29 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,117
Posted By freebird82
Is an ADV 950 S the bike for me?

A friend of a friend is offering me a really good deal on an 04 adventure 950 s model. 30k miles. The dude does dirt race supsension, so the suspension is all done up, akrapovic pipe, touring seat,...
Forum: Beasts 06-13-2012, 10:41 PM
Replies: 6,609
Views: 1,462,885
Posted By freebird82
I have the hb's, I took a little spill on some...

I have the hb's, I took a little spill on some loose stuff in the road going about 25. They did a good job. I also had ktm handguards and my givi boxes on. THose things to the grunt of the damage....
Forum: Beasts 05-28-2012, 08:06 PM
Replies: 6,609
Views: 1,462,885
Posted By freebird82
So, I have dunlop sportmax q2's on my versys,...

So, I have dunlop sportmax q2's on my versys, because I want to ride my versys like a sport bike, yet be able to ride 500 miles in a day comfortably. Well after spending 4 days up in yosemite riding...
Forum: Beasts 05-23-2012, 06:05 PM
Replies: 6,609
Views: 1,462,885
Posted By freebird82
Just checking in to say, I still love this bike. ...

Just checking in to say, I still love this bike. Hers a lil vid of me ripping some roads near big bear. Spot the deer at 0:53?

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Forum: Beasts 03-25-2012, 06:15 PM
Replies: 6,609
Views: 1,462,885
Posted By freebird82
I've had my versys since October, so I figured...

I've had my versys since October, so I figured its time I checked in. I bought it Portland and immediately rode it home to Los Angeles. I've put almost 8k miles on it in the 6 months I've had it. ...
Forum: Americas 03-21-2012, 12:07 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,208
Posted By freebird82
Yup the parks pass is a great idea. Very...

Yup the parks pass is a great idea. Very motivational as well. I got mine 4 months ago, and have been to 4 national parks. Makes you want to get your monies worth. :rofl

Also, if you prefer...
Forum: Trip Planning 03-21-2012, 12:01 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,879
Posted By freebird82
I payed $4k for my 08 versys with only 6k miles...

I payed $4k for my 08 versys with only 6k miles on it. I love it. I owned sport bikes before that, so if you are used to that, you can still have a lot of fun on a versys. I put sticky tires on...
Forum: Beasts 03-20-2012, 11:54 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 3,901
Posted By freebird82
I bought m bike in Portland, and rode it home to...

I bought m bike in Portland, and rode it home to Los Angeles. I did not get an kind of temp license or registration. I know california gives you 10 days to register the bike after purchase, so I...
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