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Forum: Face plant 08-10-2014, 04:53 AM
Replies: 136
Views: 43,279
Posted By on_the_edge
Unfortunately, I know from personal experience...

Unfortunately, I know from personal experience that I-8 east of San Diego as you head towards Yuma is a PITA. Yuma to Tucson is not that much better and on windy days, you can expect several areas...
Forum: Beasts 08-30-2011, 01:32 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 7,909
Posted By on_the_edge
If it comes down to comfort or you are just...

If it comes down to comfort or you are just dissatisfied with the V, then fine, get the Tiger. BUT, while the Tiger may be able to go more places more easily, a skilled offroad rider will get the V...
Forum: Face plant 07-30-2011, 02:37 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 6,313
Posted By on_the_edge
Without the armchair quarterback approach about...

Without the armchair quarterback approach about what may have gone wrong, suffice it to say that I am sorry for your loss, as well as that of his friends and family. May he RIP.
Forum: Ride reports 07-06-2011, 01:46 PM
Replies: 556
Views: 160,957
Posted By on_the_edge
Great RR! May I ask--did it cost anything...

Great RR!

May I ask--did it cost anything to stay at the UAF? I don't know why, but staying at a University that is mostly out of session for the summer is something that never occurred to me. ...
Forum: Face plant 05-19-2011, 09:04 PM
Replies: 72
Views: 11,045
Posted By on_the_edge
Most jurisdictions do not even need a distracted...

Most jurisdictions do not even need a distracted driving law or one that prohibits texting while driving. Why? Because the simple fact is that most jurisdictions already have a "negligent driving"...
Forum: Beasts 04-28-2011, 09:37 AM
Replies: 43
Views: 3,168
Posted By on_the_edge
I've been riding since the late 80s and have...

I've been riding since the late 80s and have ridden/owned a number of bikes, including a Honda Valkyrie, Honda Pacific Coast, Ducati ST2, Suzuki VX800, Honda ST1100, and a Honda VFR800 among others. ...
Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 04-27-2011, 04:08 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 401
Posted By on_the_edge
Tucson to San Diego in mid-June route help

Ok, I know this trip is probably going to be hot and windy, but I am looking to make the trip as enjoyable as possible. I need to get to San Diego in one day on my Wee (stock skins) and am not...
Forum: Beasts 04-06-2011, 02:03 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,615
Posted By on_the_edge
Whoops, disregard. I just read your last...

Whoops, disregard. I just read your last sentence.
Forum: Beasts 03-07-2011, 02:28 PM
Replies: 534
Views: 462,419
Posted By on_the_edge
What tail bag is this please?

What tail bag is this please?
Forum: Beasts 02-25-2011, 10:11 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,718
Posted By on_the_edge
Based on input here and in some other threads...

Based on input here and in some other threads I've read, I placed an order for a medium MotoFizz today. (BTW, they are currently in stock and no longer backordered, and in all black!!!) I'm still...
Forum: Beasts 02-24-2011, 08:35 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,718
Posted By on_the_edge
Hmmm, this might be a satisfactory way to have...

Hmmm, this might be a satisfactory way to have security without the width or always having the pannier mount on the bike. :thumb

Which is better, the Bestem or the JC Whitney? Are either/both...
Forum: Beasts 02-24-2011, 01:03 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,718
Posted By on_the_edge
Thanks for the replies so far, folks! Keep 'em...

Thanks for the replies so far, folks! Keep 'em coming!
Forum: Beasts 02-23-2011, 08:27 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,718
Posted By on_the_edge
Panniers or MotoFizz seat bag for DL650

With limited funds and an itch to hit the road, I am considering one of two set-ups. First option are pelican bags on a Happy Trails rack. I like the security of the hard bags and of course the...
Forum: Face plant 02-03-2011, 07:38 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 2,263
Posted By on_the_edge
Quite observant. :thumb I did not even notice,...

Quite observant. :thumb I did not even notice, perhaps because I was looking for damage to the front end or engine.
Forum: Beasts 01-20-2011, 01:12 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 795
Posted By on_the_edge
They are powder coated, not painted.

They are powder coated, not painted.
Forum: Beasts 01-19-2011, 08:32 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 3,219
Posted By on_the_edge
never mind...

never mind...
Forum: Beasts 12-22-2010, 04:55 PM
Replies: 98
Views: 9,100
Posted By on_the_edge
It seems like it all boils down to what the rider...

It seems like it all boils down to what the rider is comfortable with in the end, which is a different question altogether from the question of whether the Wee or Vee is the most stable bike out...
Forum: Face plant 12-11-2010, 08:34 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 5,353
Posted By on_the_edge
In my experience, braking while the bike is...

In my experience, braking while the bike is anything but upright is a bad idea. Some people inadvertently get into the habit by going into corners a little to hot and they then try to scrape off a...
Forum: Face plant 09-21-2010, 09:25 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 5,427
Posted By on_the_edge
That is the type of video that could make the...

That is the type of video that could make the difference for someone learning to ride or even in driver's ed. classes. You should see if you can show it for something like that. I can almost...
Forum: Face plant 09-15-2010, 03:59 PM
Replies: 138
Views: 21,858
Posted By on_the_edge
What a terrible tragedy. My deepest prayers and...

What a terrible tragedy. My deepest prayers and sympathy to you and your family. May he RIP.
Forum: Equipment 09-02-2010, 08:23 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 3,348
Posted By on_the_edge
I got the cigarette style at Radio Shack for...

I got the cigarette style at Radio Shack for $7.63 out the door. :D
Forum: Face plant 09-02-2010, 01:47 PM
Replies: 107
Views: 25,077
Posted By on_the_edge
You will be in or prayers. I'm very sorry for...

You will be in or prayers. I'm very sorry for this tragic loss.
Forum: Equipment 08-31-2010, 01:28 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 2,332
Posted By on_the_edge
Helmet liners anyone?

Does anybody here use a helmet liner, and, if so, which do you use and how do you like it? I have had a Sliks liner for years and it is now in need or replacement. I need something capable of...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 08-19-2010, 09:27 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 3,168
Posted By on_the_edge
I once had a small trailered boat come off about...

I once had a small trailered boat come off about 10 seconds up ahead of me at 65 mph. Friggin' cages were swerving and skidding all over the place to avoid it, and had I been much closer, I don't...
Forum: Face plant 08-06-2010, 08:29 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 2,126
Posted By on_the_edge
I curious as to why your buddy decided to stop in...

I curious as to why your buddy decided to stop in the middle of the road for no apparent reason. Care to share?
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 07-27-2010, 02:26 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 2,156
Posted By on_the_edge
Patience, especially when dealing with...

Patience, especially when dealing with inattentive/lost/poor drivers, is still a virtue that will help to keep you two wheels down. :D
Forum: Beasts 06-04-2010, 09:32 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,706
Posted By on_the_edge
That looks pretty cool!!!:eek1

That looks pretty cool!!!:eek1
Forum: Beasts 06-04-2010, 09:01 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,631
Posted By on_the_edge
Hopefully you don't come to regret it in the...

Hopefully you don't come to regret it in the weeks and months ahead. A repeating cycle of selling a bike only to buy the same model again is an expensive proposition in the long run.

Lucky for...
Forum: Face plant 05-27-2010, 08:23 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 3,799
Posted By on_the_edge
In regards to your wish that your post help...

In regards to your wish that your post help someone else, consider your wish granted. You've reminded me to stay even farther back from the cage in front of me than I normally do. For me, the...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 05-24-2010, 04:37 PM
Replies: 1,741
Views: 421,970
Posted By on_the_edge
Something for noobs to at least be aware of,...

Something for noobs to at least be aware of, whether they practice it or not:

When approaching a 4-way intersection, you generally maximize the likelihood that you will be seen by someone about...
Forum: Beasts 05-24-2010, 10:19 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 4,192
Posted By on_the_edge
Oops, sorry about that. I think that was Rick's...

Oops, sorry about that. I think that was Rick's site, or at least the one that appeared on my invoice and e-mails with Rick. Regardless, it looks like greywolf has pointed you in the right...
Forum: Day Trippin' 05-24-2010, 09:16 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 5,499
Posted By on_the_edge
A little riding is always great medicine for the...

A little riding is always great medicine for the soul, and your pics remind me of how much I miss the midwest. I also miss the small town fare--talking to folks, knowing everyone in the...
Forum: Beasts 05-20-2010, 08:33 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 4,192
Posted By on_the_edge
Not a Super Brace, but IMHO, every bit as good...

Not a Super Brace, but IMHO, every bit as good and less expensive to boot:

Richland Rick at www.adventure-tech.com
Forum: Beasts 05-20-2010, 05:58 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 4,412
Posted By on_the_edge
How do the NRs look from the back sitting on a...

How do the NRs look from the back sitting on a DL-650? Does the right one stick out farther than the left because of the pipe?
Forum: Ride reports 05-20-2010, 02:19 PM
Replies: 1,492
Views: 433,539
Posted By on_the_edge
Unexpected is fine for creating an "adventure",...

Unexpected is fine for creating an "adventure", but how about unexpected good rather than unexpected bad???:D

SD, sorry to hear about your turn of events. At least you can have a little bit of a...
Forum: Ride reports 05-20-2010, 09:45 AM
Replies: 72
Views: 15,082
Posted By on_the_edge
Hopefully the great views and dinner made up for...

Hopefully the great views and dinner made up for all the wind you had to endure getting there. I've never heard of a swinging grill before, although your pics do show what it is. I wonder what the...
Forum: Ride reports 05-20-2010, 09:00 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 8,403
Posted By on_the_edge
A nice RR. I enjoy seeing ones that are longer...

A nice RR. I enjoy seeing ones that are longer than a day or two, but less than the 3-6 month ones as there is no way I could do such a long trip. 9-10 days is perfect!

The crashes suck, but...
Forum: Ride reports 05-11-2010, 09:30 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,076
Posted By on_the_edge
What is the purpose for the double yellow lines...

What is the purpose for the double yellow lines spaced a few feet apart? Is that a buffer zone of sorts???
Forum: Ride reports 04-29-2010, 10:47 AM
Replies: 109
Views: 15,243
Posted By on_the_edge
Well, I guess I am in for watching this one...

Well, I guess I am in for watching this one develop.

As an FYI--I know you are on a tight schedule on your return, and I see that one possibility is I40 through NM. I don't know how it is east of...
Forum: Ride reports 04-27-2010, 03:40 PM
Replies: 60
Views: 10,723
Posted By on_the_edge
Yep, I figured it was cheap, but I didn't know...

Yep, I figured it was cheap, but I didn't know for sure how cheap, for example if you were camping in places that were charging you $. The reason I ask is that I am debating either a trip around my...
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