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Forum: Beasts 03-20-2014, 08:57 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,749
Posted By fishallnight
Ok, thats about what i figured but needed to hear...

Ok, thats about what i figured but needed to hear it from some other folks. I am going to order one of the d.i.d. chain and sprocket kits from bikebandit.com for $153. The kit has stock 15/47...
Forum: Beasts 03-19-2014, 07:51 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,749
Posted By fishallnight
When to replace the chain?

I know the subject chains gets beat to death, but I have one more question on the subject.
When do you replace your chain? Not at how many miles, because that depends on riding style, cleaning...
Forum: Central From Da Nort Woods to the Plane States 12-06-2012, 08:28 PM
Replies: 657
Views: 36,489
Posted By fishallnight
I live in Jefferson City

Hi all,
I live in Jefferson City and ride a yellow Vstrom650. Would like to meet up and ride with some other adv'ers as well.
I am starting to see a few more adventure touring bikes around. A few...
Forum: The Garage 06-17-2012, 08:02 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 843
Posted By fishallnight
Smell gas after valves adjusted on Strom

I never smelled gas at all around my 08 Vstrom 650 until I had the valves adjusted at a local shop. Did they leave a gas tank vent line off or something? I was always so proud of the 'Strom since I...
Forum: The Garage 05-27-2012, 06:03 PM
Replies: 161
Views: 158,268
Posted By fishallnight
Bump! I tried it too and it works perfectly!!

I had a new set of Kenda's to put on my Strom and decided to try the ziptie method and it works great! I used spoons before and scraatched my rims and took about 20 minutes each tire to get them...
Forum: Day Trippin' 12-01-2011, 08:16 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,335
Posted By fishallnight
Great ride report!

Great ride report, and great ride on the 250! I did the Dragon this spring on my Vstrom 650 loaded with camping gear, etc. That 250 would have been a lot of fun! Keep riding!
Forum: Americas 06-02-2011, 09:54 PM
Replies: 52
Views: 4,949
Posted By fishallnight
Yeah, maybe I didn't word that so well. They did...

Yeah, maybe I didn't word that so well. They did seem like they would be a fun bunch of guys to hang out with OFF the bikes. Kinda like the crazy uncles that most families have. I have a 1-drop rule...
Forum: Americas 06-01-2011, 08:13 PM
Replies: 52
Views: 4,949
Posted By fishallnight
I woke up with the sun and made breakfast and got...

I woke up with the sun and made breakfast and got packed. the guy with the Goldwing bobber left before I got half packed. Seemed like a cool guy. I hit the parkway by 7:30 and headed up to Roanoke...
Forum: Americas 05-31-2011, 08:59 PM
Replies: 52
Views: 4,949
Posted By fishallnight
Finally back home and got a good night's sleep...

Finally back home and got a good night's sleep last night. I'll pick up where I left off....
5/23
I camped in Crabtree Falls campground on the parkway. I must have picked the worst campsite in the...
Forum: Americas 05-25-2011, 08:01 AM
Replies: 52
Views: 4,949
Posted By fishallnight
Finally found a computer!

I found a computer at the Galax, VA public library!
Friday night, 5/20 I spent some time with my wife and granddaughter before leaving next morning.

Saturday, hit the road at 8:20 am. Planning...
Forum: Americas 05-18-2011, 07:44 PM
Replies: 52
Views: 4,949
Posted By fishallnight
Oh yea, and I will blog it as I go. I may be a...

Oh yea, and I will blog it as I go. I may be a day or two late with it as I'm not taking a laptop with me. I'll probably write it up on paper and then key it in as I get a chance.
Forum: Americas 05-18-2011, 07:42 PM
Replies: 52
Views: 4,949
Posted By fishallnight
I have a full set of long unerwear and a set of...

I have a full set of long unerwear and a set of rain gear with an extra jacket. Debating whether to take the homeade electric jacket or not. Hate to have it short out in a tight switchback! It looks...
Forum: Americas 05-17-2011, 06:39 PM
Replies: 52
Views: 4,949
Posted By fishallnight
Talking 3 days and a wakeup!!

I can't believe how excited I am about going on this trip. It's almost here! I've packed and repacked, waterproofed the tent, made sure I have 2 of those homemade alcohol stoves made from vienna...
Forum: Americas 05-12-2011, 10:02 PM
Replies: 52
Views: 4,949
Posted By fishallnight
Keep it coming

I've been taking all the info you guys have posted along with what I can glean from the net and put it all in an excel spreadsheet sorted by milepost. I figure that way, if I'm ready to pull over I...
Forum: Americas 05-09-2011, 07:25 PM
Replies: 52
Views: 4,949
Posted By fishallnight
Talking Best food on the Blue Ridge Parkway?

You guys have given all kinds of great information. One more question. Where is the best FOOD on the BRP? I'm watching Unique Eats on the Cooking Channel on TV. We often watch Diners, Drive Ins and...
Forum: Americas 05-01-2011, 09:09 AM
Replies: 52
Views: 4,949
Posted By fishallnight
Thumb Finally got the dates firmed up!

I finally got the dates nailed down for my BRP trip. I'm leaving Jefferson City MO on Saturday May 21 to head down to the southern end of the parkway. Spend the night there, then ride the dragon down...
Forum: Central From Da Nort Woods to the Plane States 03-26-2011, 08:03 PM
Replies: 8,147
Views: 736,892
Posted By fishallnight
Mid MO Meet N Greet

I'd be interested in a Meet N Greet if anyone else is. I live in Jefferson City and ride a Suzuki Wee Strom and really enjoy the backroads around here. Anyone else interested?
Forum: Americas 12-10-2010, 07:50 PM
Replies: 52
Views: 4,949
Posted By fishallnight
That should actually work into my plans. I was...

That should actually work into my plans. I was planning to leave around the 14th or so, so that may actually work...
Forum: Americas 12-09-2010, 09:51 PM
Replies: 52
Views: 4,949
Posted By fishallnight
You guys are too much!

You guys just keep the good info coming in! Henrymartin, I was planning to ride to the end of the BRP and grab 64E to 13N at Virgininia Beach and ride the Chesabpeake Bay Bridge Tunnel up through...
Forum: Beasts 12-04-2010, 07:12 PM
Replies: 3,734
Views: 674,956
Posted By fishallnight
DL650 K8 Owner checking in.

I bought mine new a couple of years ago and have loved it ever since. It is the most versatile bike I've ever owned. I commute to work on itevery chance I get, I did an Ironbutt on it this fall. I...
Forum: Americas 12-03-2010, 06:45 PM
Replies: 52
Views: 4,949
Posted By fishallnight
Great Stuff, Keep it coming!

Thanks for the info so far. I was hoping that late May would be ok, but wasn't really sure. I really want to avoid the traffic and have read that it does get really busy 'during season'.
I'll call...
Forum: Americas 11-29-2010, 06:02 PM
Replies: 52
Views: 4,949
Posted By fishallnight
Talking Blue Ridge Parkway in the spring?

I am planning a ride from Missouri to Deal's Gap, ride the Blue Ridge Parkway, to Virginia Beach, Up to Pennsylvania, then back across to Missouri this spring on my VStrom 650. It will be around 2700...
Forum: Americas 06-30-2010, 08:00 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 835
Posted By fishallnight
I'm back from the Ironbutt ride!

I got to do my ride on Saturday, Jun 26. What a blast! I left the gas station to start the ride at 2:49 am. Got about 10 miles away and realized I forgot my MP3 player. Turned back at 15 miles to get...
Forum: Americas 06-22-2010, 06:35 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 835
Posted By fishallnight
Ride got delayed...

My ride that was supposed to happen on the 19th got delayed since we were out of town unexpectedly. Planning to hit it this saturday, the 25th. One good thing though is that I had time to modify a...
Forum: Americas 06-05-2010, 07:26 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 835
Posted By fishallnight
Cool2 Did my shakedown today!

I did a shakedown ride down to TN to visit the parents. Went really well. Better than I expected. The round trip was 682 miles with a 4-hour break for visiting in the middle. I DEFINITELY RECOMMEND...
Forum: Americas 06-03-2010, 03:58 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 835
Posted By fishallnight
Thanks for the tips and keep 'em coming!

Thanks for all the tips so far. I do plan to use my sheepskin seat cover and have a camelbak. Planning to drink lots of water so I have to stop more often for pee breaks and to stretch.
Forum: Americas 06-01-2010, 08:29 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 835
Posted By fishallnight
Cool2 IronButt ride from Mid Missouri in June

I'm planning a Saddlesore 1000 ride on June 19 from Jefferson City MO out to Lexington KY and back via Paducah KY. I'll be on my DL650. Does anyone have any advice? I've read the 25 long distance...
Forum: Beasts 09-08-2009, 06:54 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 932
Posted By fishallnight
I figured that whatever I put in there would be a...

I figured that whatever I put in there would be a fixed sorta thing, not something flopping around in there. There is a spot near the bottom where a container could sorta wedge in there pretty...
Forum: Beasts 09-06-2009, 05:58 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 932
Posted By fishallnight
Wee in-fairing storage anyone?

I can't help but notice how much empty space there is in the fairing of my '08 Wee and would like to build some type of storage into it. I thought about velcro'ing pouches of some sort to hold chain...
Forum: Equipment 07-19-2009, 08:38 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,372
Posted By fishallnight
Try several out in the store!

Be sure to shop at a store where you can actually try them out and play with them. I bought my wife a nice Nikon and it turned out to not really do what we needed. We went back to Staples and played...
Forum: Central From Da Nort Woods to the Plane States 02-24-2009, 05:33 AM
Replies: 64
Views: 2,896
Posted By fishallnight
That's them!

THose pics look MUCH better than the one on my phone!
Forum: Central From Da Nort Woods to the Plane States 02-23-2009, 07:38 PM
Replies: 64
Views: 2,896
Posted By fishallnight
Hartsburg Bottom Roads

Yeah, it was pretty cool. I plan to do it again soon. There are some very picturesque spots too. A really cool old barn out in the middle of nothing with the bluffs in the background. A couple of...
Forum: Central From Da Nort Woods to the Plane States 02-16-2009, 08:00 PM
Replies: 64
Views: 2,896
Posted By fishallnight
Bump! Went for a backroad ride last weekend!

Tooks some of the advice of the members of this group and went for a ride on the backroads between Jefferson City and Columbia. Rode north on 63 from Jefferson City and got on East Claysville Rd to...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 12-10-2008, 07:27 PM
Replies: 784
Views: 101,794
Posted By fishallnight
Got my first bike at about 35 years old! 1981 GS850G

Bought it at a yard sale for $100 and didn't know if it ran. Messed with it a little and got it on the road. Put about 10,000 miles on it that first year and sold it. Bought a 1992 Nighthawk 750....
Forum: Central From Da Nort Woods to the Plane States 11-02-2008, 06:43 PM
Replies: 64
Views: 2,896
Posted By fishallnight
If anyone wants to get together for some mild...

If anyone wants to get together for some mild riding, give me a call at two nine one one five seven five or drop a line at fishallnight at hotmail dot com
I went out a couple of weeks ago and rode...
Forum: Central From Da Nort Woods to the Plane States 10-02-2008, 07:27 PM
Replies: 64
Views: 2,896
Posted By fishallnight
There used to be quite a bit of backroads, low...

There used to be quite a bit of backroads, low water crossings, etc., up in Callaway county around New Bloomfield, Mark Twain National Forest and Earthquake Hollow conservation area. Wonder if those...
Forum: Central From Da Nort Woods to the Plane States 10-02-2008, 07:24 PM
Replies: 64
Views: 2,896
Posted By fishallnight
An informal ride?! Count me in!

An informal ride?! Count me in!
Forum: Central From Da Nort Woods to the Plane States 10-01-2008, 07:25 PM
Replies: 64
Views: 2,896
Posted By fishallnight
Great stuff ]I)Money! These sound like the roads...

Great stuff ]I)Money! These sound like the roads (not trails) I've been looking for. Hopefully I'll be able to check some of these out this weekend. I was looking at some crash bars and skid plates,...
Forum: Central From Da Nort Woods to the Plane States 09-23-2008, 06:45 PM
Replies: 64
Views: 2,896
Posted By fishallnight
wow

The 2008 swinging bridges ride looks like it was a blast and I'm thinking seriously about going next year. I need to put a bash plate and crash bars on my Christmas list this year. Is the 2009 ride...
Forum: Central From Da Nort Woods to the Plane States 09-22-2008, 08:17 PM
Replies: 64
Views: 2,896
Posted By fishallnight
Thanks for the replies

Thanks for the replies. I guess my idea of adventure is pretty tame compared to the wild guys in this group. But seriously, folks, if anyone knows of some good rides that are really tame, maybe like...
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