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Forum: Road warriors 12-08-2014, 11:51 PM
Replies: 4,947
Views: 943,551
Posted By roaming_art
I agree, did a double take when I actually found...

I agree, did a double take when I actually found a local ad for one. Unmolested, low mileage 07 R's are getting hard to find, at least in the States. Will make sure to look closer at the front end...
Forum: Road warriors 12-08-2014, 10:42 PM
Replies: 4,947
Views: 943,551
Posted By roaming_art
Found a 2007 XL883R locally with only 1200 miles...

Found a 2007 XL883R locally with only 1200 miles on it. This thing's been sitting in a garage for a LONG time, but started right up when I checked it out. Some surface rust on a few bolts here and...
Forum: Beasts 09-11-2014, 05:26 PM
Replies: 81
Views: 14,299
Posted By roaming_art
Holy smokes! What a beautiful bike. Wish it were...

Holy smokes! What a beautiful bike. Wish it were available in the States! What kind of MPGs do these run? :ear
Forum: Road warriors 08-08-2014, 05:12 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 4,338
Posted By roaming_art
NC700X, CB500x....well within your price rage new...

NC700X, CB500x....well within your price rage new or used. I too am looking for a KLR replacement, and these are on the short list until Yam or Honda make a 21st century ~650 dual sport. The CB1100...
Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 07-31-2014, 10:14 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,501
Posted By roaming_art
Thanks for all the advice guys! Made it to...

Thanks for all the advice guys! Made it to Sacramento yesterday just fine. Ended up camping just outside of Mammoth Lakes in a dispersed NF camping area on day one to split the ride up. I can post up...
Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 07-28-2014, 02:17 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,501
Posted By roaming_art
Well, got the Shinko 700 mounted on the rear....

Well, got the Shinko 700 mounted on the rear. Went on pretty smoothly, didn't even pinch a tube this time! :clap Couldn't budge the damn counter sprocket nut though, so I'll have to run stock...
Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 07-28-2014, 10:48 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,501
Posted By roaming_art
Cool, thanks for the recommendation. If Tahoe...

Cool, thanks for the recommendation. If Tahoe happens it'll be on the return trip home. I'd like to be fresh for that ride.



Yeah, I'm expecting that. Maybe I'll try to leave my house closer...
Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 07-28-2014, 07:00 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,501
Posted By roaming_art
The 99 is better then the 5, still a lot of...

The 99 is better then the 5, still a lot of semi's though. I've never considered taking 395 north before, so just thought I'd get some input.



Sweet deal, that's what I wanted to hear.
Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 07-27-2014, 11:21 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,501
Posted By roaming_art
395 from LA to Sacramento in a day?

Anyone do this? I'm leaving tuesday morning, hoping to get on the road at 5am, 550 miles would be a personal record for a day's worth of riding. Taking the KLR, swapping out my front sprocket for an...
Forum: Americas 06-21-2014, 11:39 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,545
Posted By roaming_art
Paper maps were incredibly useless in my opinion....

Paper maps were incredibly useless in my opinion. I would look into a cheap Garmin and hard wire it. See this thread for some ideas:

http://www.advrider.com/forums/showthread.php?t=863174
...
Forum: Road warriors 06-21-2014, 12:48 AM
Replies: 47
Views: 4,248
Posted By roaming_art
Ctx700?

Ctx700?
Forum: Road warriors 05-29-2014, 07:29 PM
Replies: 5,627
Views: 1,117,002
Posted By roaming_art
I will second this BS. 42,000 miles on my...

I will second this BS. 42,000 miles on my KLR...has yet to let me down, and I've beat the snot out of it. If they ever bring the 750 over to the States, in that beautiful white...the KLR will have to...
Forum: Ride reports 04-05-2014, 06:40 PM
Replies: 235
Views: 63,077
Posted By roaming_art
Love the tip on waiting until it starts to get...

Love the tip on waiting until it starts to get dark to set-up camp! Golden! Torroweap was on my list of must-sees, now I have a whole bunch more and tracks to boot! Thanks for taking the time to put...
Forum: GPS 101 - Which GPS For Me 04-05-2014, 12:34 PM
Replies: 135
Views: 30,833
Posted By roaming_art
Hmm...the 1450 text document of my routes didn't...

Hmm...the 1450 text document of my routes didn't quite look like this, but I'll have to see if the alerts and warnings bug me enough to dig back into the text file. Thanks for posting this!
Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 04-04-2014, 06:49 PM
Replies: 10,648
Views: 834,270
Posted By roaming_art
Main Divide was open today around 3:00pm, saw a...

Main Divide was open today around 3:00pm, saw a few peeps coming up on my way down, a red KLR and a GS 800 possibly? Howdy. How far past that gate can you ride? Someone mentioned a road block before...
Forum: Ride reports 03-26-2014, 10:43 PM
Replies: 174
Views: 50,072
Posted By roaming_art
Very cool ride report mate! I was glad to come...

Very cool ride report mate! I was glad to come across this, remember you mentioning it briefly up in Lake Arrowhead last spring, but I just found the thread for the first time. You bring a new...
Forum: Ride reports 03-25-2014, 03:01 PM
Replies: 90
Views: 12,617
Posted By roaming_art
Glad to see you finishing this up Dean! :clap Me...

Glad to see you finishing this up Dean! :clap Me and Nate are prepping for the CDR this summer! :freaky Hope all is well.
Forum: Ride reports 03-17-2014, 06:42 AM
Replies: 6,967
Views: 2,287,967
Posted By roaming_art
Thanks for posting! This is epic :clap

Thanks for posting! This is epic :clap
Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 03-12-2014, 07:01 PM
Replies: 10,648
Views: 834,270
Posted By roaming_art
Hopefully Maple Springs opens up this week. Want...

Hopefully Maple Springs opens up this week. Want to ride that main divide to the 74 for the first time this friday. Then to the kitchen for a beer and a burger. :freaky
Forum: Thumpers 03-05-2014, 12:22 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 456
Posted By roaming_art
I did my first check at 12,000 miles. All 4...

I did my first check at 12,000 miles. All 4 needed adjustments and looking back I should have done them sooner. Here's a good tutorial, but I'd still source a service manual:
...
Forum: Thumpers 03-04-2014, 03:55 PM
Replies: 184
Views: 9,975
Posted By roaming_art
Bought a new 2009'er 5 years ago. Paid $5,100 out...

Bought a new 2009'er 5 years ago. Paid $5,100 out the door. It's never spent a day in a shop, I learned to do all of it's maintenance with the help of the internet, and a very friendly community of...
Forum: Americas 03-03-2014, 09:58 PM
Replies: 59
Views: 5,731
Posted By roaming_art
Myself, LateNate and a friend of his, will be...

Myself, LateNate and a friend of his, will be starting from the south and heading north the 1st or 2nd week of August. 2-3 weeks time frame, hope to see some of you gents out there! :freaky
Forum: GPS 101 - Which GPS For Me 03-03-2014, 10:15 AM
Replies: 135
Views: 30,833
Posted By roaming_art
Just ordered a 1450 from ebay for $42.50, ram...

Just ordered a 1450 from ebay for $42.50, ram mount and cradle for $38, and a USB charge cord for $3. I'm out $83.50 for the whole set-up! :rofl Pictures to follow after installation. Thanks for the...
Forum: Beasts 03-02-2014, 10:11 PM
Replies: 100
Views: 20,274
Posted By roaming_art
Haters gotta hate...

Haters gotta hate...
Forum: Beasts 02-27-2014, 05:48 PM
Replies: 100
Views: 20,274
Posted By roaming_art
I agree! But, if Honda's worked out some of the...

I agree! But, if Honda's worked out some of the kinks in the NC platform, I'm willing to wait for the next generation model. I do ride off road with the KLR, but that's not what I'm going to ask of...
Forum: Beasts 02-25-2014, 07:25 PM
Replies: 100
Views: 20,274
Posted By roaming_art
Really hope they bring the 750x to the States in...

Really hope they bring the 750x to the States in 2015. Seems like a worthy KLR replacement. Locknut adjusting valves, 65+mpg, low center of gravity, Honda reliability, price is < 8k....built in 21...
Forum: Ride reports 02-12-2014, 06:10 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 4,519
Posted By roaming_art
It was good meeting you Sun Ray, shame you didn't...

It was good meeting you Sun Ray, shame you didn't have more time to spend in the park! I'll be following along on your adventure :) aaaaand you definitely got my wheels spinning about doing a...
Forum: Ride reports 09-09-2013, 02:22 PM
Replies: 737
Views: 264,795
Posted By roaming_art
This thread makes me really want a Harley Bagger!...

This thread makes me really want a Harley Bagger! :rofl I was saving that purchase for retirement, when I'd have nothing to do but sit around and polish crap. Hat's off sir! I thought the CO passes...
Forum: Ride reports 08-27-2013, 09:53 PM
Replies: 90
Views: 12,617
Posted By roaming_art
Holy smokes! Never did see the picture of Pete's...

Holy smokes! Never did see the picture of Pete's knee. That looks like a completely different "heavier set" persons leg. Hope you're healing well Pete! Keep it coming Dean!
Forum: Ride reports 08-23-2013, 06:28 PM
Replies: 90
Views: 12,617
Posted By roaming_art
Good stuff Dean! Keep it coming! :clap

Good stuff Dean! Keep it coming! :clap
Forum: Ride reports 08-13-2013, 10:00 PM
Replies: 141
Views: 21,632
Posted By roaming_art
Random herd of elk we ran into while coasting...

Random herd of elk we ran into while coasting down highway 1. Love this picture!

http://farm4.staticflickr.com/3705/9508003910_a20a529f4d_c.jpg...
Forum: Ride reports 08-10-2013, 01:32 PM
Replies: 737
Views: 264,795
Posted By roaming_art
So in!

Really looking forward to this RR Doug! Love that DirtBag! :clap
Forum: Ride reports 08-08-2013, 02:20 PM
Replies: 90
Views: 12,617
Posted By roaming_art
Seriously! That video needs posting. Are the VA...

Seriously! That video needs posting. Are the VA Tech guys finished with the TAT yet? Lol, I thought we took our time...:rofl
Forum: Ride reports 08-07-2013, 02:09 PM
Replies: 141
Views: 21,632
Posted By roaming_art
We took the 101 south and we ended up saying our...

We took the 101 south and we ended up saying our goodbye's north of highway 20. I cut east to hit the 5 and headed south to see my parents in Sacramento. Nate went with Dean to his home in Cotati....
Forum: Ride reports 08-07-2013, 01:35 PM
Replies: 141
Views: 21,632
Posted By roaming_art
Nate and I running into the Pacific! We woke up...

Nate and I running into the Pacific! We woke up after a festivity filled evening. Remembered that we never got a video of us running into the Pacific, so we set up the cameras for this shot. Hahaha....
Forum: Ride reports 08-06-2013, 10:19 PM
Replies: 141
Views: 21,632
Posted By roaming_art
http://farm4.staticflickr.com/3682/9437089162_d946...

http://farm4.staticflickr.com/3682/9437089162_d9469e0a84_c.jpg (http://www.flickr.com/photos/48257760@N07/9437089162/)

When I reached the Pacific, I was expecting to feel overwhelmed at what I had...
Forum: Ride reports 08-06-2013, 10:10 PM
Replies: 141
Views: 21,632
Posted By roaming_art
The Cascades Man!!!! ...

The Cascades Man!!!!
http://farm4.staticflickr.com/3816/9436515462_13bd766656_c.jpg (http://www.flickr.com/photos/48257760@N07/9436515462/)

So beautiful out there! I think this was the last pic...
Forum: Ride reports 08-06-2013, 09:06 PM
Replies: 561
Views: 194,888
Posted By roaming_art
Look, loved the idea for the trip, you guys have...

Look, loved the idea for the trip, you guys have some serious cajones for even attempting the TAT on CT’s. I hoped that we would run into you guys. (We rode west, the “only” way to do it lmao). But...
Forum: Ride reports 08-06-2013, 03:13 PM
Replies: 141
Views: 21,632
Posted By roaming_art
That's right! Trevor, that crazy guy. :lol3 ...

That's right! Trevor, that crazy guy. :lol3

Oregon!
http://farm8.staticflickr.com/7362/9454731812_115d88f05c_c.jpg (http://www.flickr.com/photos/48257760@N07/9454731812/)

With the sun setting...
Forum: Ride reports 08-06-2013, 10:04 AM
Replies: 141
Views: 21,632
Posted By roaming_art
Sheldon Refuge Refuel!!! ...

Sheldon Refuge Refuel!!!
http://farm6.staticflickr.com/5347/9424594407_953081bd93_c.jpg (http://www.flickr.com/photos/48257760@N07/9424594407/)

AmeriCorps is the domestic version of the Peace...
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