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Forum: Vendors 04-01-2014, 03:54 PM
Replies: 59
Views: 2,211
Posted By wanderlost
Suggestions for improvements

Hi: I tried out the program just now and found a problem (at least for me). I started clicking in a series of road I wanted to include in a trip and as the route extended, the program re-routed me...
Forum: Equipment 02-27-2014, 09:48 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 733
Posted By wanderlost
wet feet

My "waterproof" boots will work to keep feet dry during sporadic rain, but after about two hours begin to leak. Instead of plastic bags inside the boots, I have a pair of easy slip on overboots that...
Forum: Ride reports 02-19-2014, 07:39 AM
Replies: 4,249
Views: 955,209
Posted By wanderlost
Sending cash your way


As a fellow Sherpa rider I have been enjoying your travels. Sending some cash your way for a couple tanks of gas so you can keep going and entertaining us all.

Buena suerte

Forum: Vendors 01-26-2014, 01:04 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 1,608
Posted By wanderlost
Another copy please

Although I have never read one of your books, I ma an avid reader and would love to have a sample copy. Be glad to talk it up to friends whgo are riders as well as friends who are readers.

Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 01-24-2014, 11:54 AM
Replies: 297
Views: 15,052
Posted By wanderlost
New Hi Viz strategy

I have a hi viz darien which I still wear when I want a Darien jacket, but mostly wear a black road crafter with yellow ballistics. Lstely I have personally found my eye noticing Hi Viz helmets,...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 01-11-2014, 01:28 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 847
Posted By wanderlost
PSSOR Training

I took one of their adventure camps. It was a three day event where you camp there and they provide meals and training. It was a good basic training and everyone seems dot pick up some good tips...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 01-10-2014, 08:28 AM
Replies: 192
Views: 15,662
Posted By wanderlost
Question What I hate is the fact that even when the...

What I hate is the fact that even when the manufacturer has options like gel sets, alternate exhaust cans etc, you must buy the stock bike then waste the money spent on the original to replace with...
Forum: Ride reports 01-05-2014, 10:50 AM
Replies: 4,249
Views: 955,209
Posted By wanderlost
John: I don't see any protective gear. What...


I don't see any protective gear. What about ATGATT?:loll

Good luck getting the Sherpa out of impound.
Forum: Australia 12-22-2013, 12:36 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,541
Posted By wanderlost
rebuying bikes

Yep. I've traded my roommate my old Kawasaki 175 for a Honda 350 scrambler and then a year later we traded back again. It's the old story of no bike does everything perfectly.

Then 10 years...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 12-12-2013, 10:38 AM
Replies: 231
Views: 10,491
Posted By wanderlost
I have heard that carburetor is actually french...

I have heard that carburetor is actually french for "do not touch". Meaning that sometimes when we mess with jets or settings it only gets worse. They are complex and not always a straightforward as...
Forum: Equipment 12-09-2013, 01:26 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,512
Posted By wanderlost
What I wish Santa would bring

"All weather" gear that actually kept me dry in all day rain!!!

Ditto on "waterproof" boots

Forum: Beasts 10-20-2013, 03:06 PM
Replies: 20,078
Views: 3,402,648
Posted By wanderlost
warning for roadie owners - seal your rear shock adjuster

After a 6800 mile trip to Alaska this summer my suspension was shot. Having it rebuilt by race tech. The original rear shock is "non rebuildable" according to Triumph and probably only good for...
Forum: Thumpers 10-07-2013, 03:21 PM
Replies: 4,013
Views: 636,222
Posted By wanderlost
re-jetting issues

I wonder how this bike would run with the 300 cc big bore kit along with the above re-jetting. It might be the perfect light weight adventure touring bike.

Have any owners of the 300 kits tried...
Forum: Equipment 09-22-2013, 10:47 AM
Replies: 41
Views: 3,543
Posted By wanderlost
ipad vs macbook air

The ipad is great for basic things and you can download pics via an accessory card reader. Overall an 11" macbook air can do many more things, would be easier to type on, run all your usual...
Forum: Vendors 07-16-2013, 11:03 AM
Replies: 186
Views: 73,279
Posted By wanderlost
Anakee 3 Noise

I just put about 500 miles on mine. They seem to handle twisties great. Dry road grip is excellent. No rain or wet roads yet (which is wierd for Western Washington). The noise is definitely...
Forum: Americas 05-14-2013, 07:32 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 755
Posted By wanderlost
Cross country ideas

Just my two cents, but since you asked.....

If you live in California, Az is not that far away. You and your wife can do a blast to Az from California another time to hit the roads she wants to...
Forum: Pacific Northwet - Where it's green. And wet. 05-07-2013, 06:29 PM
Replies: 8,144
Sticky: PNW Flea Market
Views: 2,023,545
Posted By wanderlost
RAM X mount

I will take the Ram X mount if still available. I work in renton and we could meet perhaos at the South Center Mall to swap cash for toys.

Forum: Equipment 04-17-2013, 09:46 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 746
Posted By wanderlost
another inexpensive seat option

Spencers seats (Great Day to Ride) recovers and refoams your existing seat pan for as little as $75.00 and it really helps. Probably not as good as a custom job, but also not as expensive either.
Forum: Orange Crush 04-17-2013, 09:43 AM
Replies: 89
Views: 13,494
Posted By wanderlost
sorry about the news

Sorry about your bike and I hope you can get it back in shape for taking the trip. Does it not seem ironic that this thread was in the orange CRUSH section?

Remember the big picture. Things can...
Forum: Thumpers 03-17-2013, 09:12 AM
Replies: 4,013
Views: 636,222
Posted By wanderlost
South Sound Sherpas

Here's another Sherpa owner in the South Puget Sound. Just put a new battery in my 2001 and will be doing an oil change and it should be ready to go.

Maybe we should get together for a ride and...
Forum: Americas 03-10-2013, 03:24 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,858
Posted By wanderlost
Keeping stuff dry

If your tent has a decent rain fly, most of the moisture will be on that. However the tent may be somewhat wet so the key is to keep it and anything else wet separated from "dry stuff " like...
Forum: Ride reports 02-27-2013, 07:13 PM
Replies: 4,249
Views: 955,209
Posted By wanderlost

Hey John: Still loving your report. About time a sent another donation to keep you going so I can live vicariously through you. Seeing all the palapas reminded me of my last trip to mexico where I...
Forum: Pacific Northwet - Where it's green. And wet. 12-08-2012, 11:34 AM
Replies: 84
Views: 3,863
Posted By wanderlost
pay by mile

It makes sense for users to pay for the roads we drive. In that sense gas taxes are pretty fair. They reflect a combo of miles and weight of the vehicles. Since heavier vehicles damage roads more...
Forum: Ride reports 12-01-2012, 03:37 PM
Replies: 4,249
Views: 955,209
Posted By wanderlost
Donation for hike

Hi John:

Another Sherpa rider here soaking up all the good info for a future trip. Made a donation for either gas or the guided hike so you can enjoy it and take lots of pics to keep us all...
Forum: Vendors 11-19-2012, 12:25 PM
Replies: 302
Views: 24,815
Posted By wanderlost
add me!!!

If it isn't too late, please add me to the list. If I missed this batch, then please add my name to the next batch.

Looks like a great product.

Forum: Ride reports 10-19-2012, 09:34 AM
Replies: 562
Views: 177,138
Posted By wanderlost
Thanks for bringing us along Tiffany


Great ride report. I have enjoyed every mile of it. Missed you talk at Alt Rider in Seattle, but feel like I know you anyway.
Best wishes on future travels.

Happy Trails

Forum: Ride reports 10-18-2012, 05:12 PM
Replies: 4,249
Views: 955,209
Posted By wanderlost
Thanks John!!

Have enjoyed your previous ride report and this one. Basically just lurk and learn, but wanted to let you know that this is definitely 5 star material.:clap

Have a 2001 Sherpa myself and hope to...
Forum: Equipment 10-04-2012, 07:41 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,878
Posted By wanderlost
Go gerbings

In addition to being made in the USA, gerbings gear really works well, lasts a long time and has a lifetime warrantee. Plus i like that it is a local Pacific Northwest Company.

Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 09-10-2012, 07:55 PM
Replies: 63
Views: 5,403
Posted By wanderlost
Why not just add lowering links to the GS?:ear

Why not just add lowering links to the GS?:ear
Forum: Trip Planning 08-30-2012, 11:45 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 4,109
Posted By wanderlost
sleeping warm

Ditto on getting an insulated pad for under your bag. Otherwise the cold ground drains away all your body heat. Either a better bag or the fleece liner would be next. When going to bed slip into...
Forum: Equipment 07-09-2012, 01:42 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 2,296
Posted By wanderlost

Tanks all for the ideas. I guess I will stick with my foamie style earplugs and just get in helmet speakers. I just can't see paying $200 bucks for expensive in ear speakers and being as unhappy as...
Forum: Equipment 07-07-2012, 06:07 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 2,296
Posted By wanderlost
Earplug envy

I know this has been discussed before but after recently trying a variety pack of reusable style earplugs, I found them to work much less efficiently than the trusty hearos I use now. In fact they...
Forum: Pacific Northwet - Where it's green. And wet. 06-22-2012, 09:23 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,924
Posted By wanderlost
Camping in Washington

Go down to Trout Lake area and camp anywhere in the national forest north of town. beautiful forest, great roads and plenty of national forest to explore. Gas and lunch available in Trout Lake as...
Forum: GS Boxers 06-22-2012, 04:31 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 2,110
Posted By wanderlost
another option

What about the new 6 cylinder touring bmw? That would have plenty of power and great ergos.

Forum: Thumpers 06-18-2012, 05:02 PM
Replies: 4,013
Views: 636,222
Posted By wanderlost
Deal on Sherpa

Smokin' good deal on a 2000 Sherpa on ADVrider website today. Check it out in new posts.
(note not related to me, just seemed like people on this thread might want to know)

Forum: Road warriors 06-01-2012, 07:26 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 6,564
Posted By wanderlost
Seat mods

I had a corbin on my 96 Tiger and while it was an improvement over stock, it was hard and still needed extra padding. Having several different bikes I hesitate to spend hundreds of custom seats that...
Forum: Equipment 05-29-2012, 04:50 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 2,717
Posted By wanderlost
Cheap box (different size)

Thanks for the lead on the box from Lowes. The price is certainly right. Does anyone have a good a tip on a box about 12X12X 5" high. I don't want a huge box on my tail rack but something just big ...
Forum: Thumpers 05-22-2012, 08:06 AM
Replies: 4,013
Views: 636,222
Posted By wanderlost
Seat info

Thanks for the clarification. Sounds like my next bonus check is going to this mod.:clap
Forum: Equipment 05-17-2012, 06:59 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,485
Posted By wanderlost
Re: Jacket choices

Personally, I use a darien jacket with gerbing jacket liner. That combo is very flexible. Good for rain, dry, cold and heat up to about 85 or so (using the darien without the liner). It eliminates...
Forum: Thumpers 05-16-2012, 07:42 AM
Replies: 4,013
Views: 636,222
Posted By wanderlost
Seat concepts question

So it sounds like they use the same seat pan as original. How does the seat get wider? It seems if it is just wider foam that it would start to sag after a while. Do you add a wider or shaped base...
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