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Forum: Americas 02-07-2014, 05:33 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 954
Posted By Vandergraf
Thanks all for the suggestions. I don't think...

Thanks all for the suggestions.
I don't think I'll make it as far North as Shelter Cove on this trip as I'd like to spend more time relaxing by the shore than driving a rental car, but the lost...
Forum: Americas 02-02-2014, 01:06 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,327
Posted By Vandergraf
Looks like we are both looking for info about the...

Looks like we are both looking for info about the same area this week.
If you haven't seen it, here's my thread, which has some interesting suggestions about the area I think: ...
Forum: Americas 01-31-2014, 04:29 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 954
Posted By Vandergraf
And special thanks for these tips. As a musician,...

And special thanks for these tips. As a musician, I look for artistic inspiration everywhere! *
Forum: Americas 01-31-2014, 04:17 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 954
Posted By Vandergraf
MMMMmmmmmm...Banana slugs.... Just...

MMMMmmmmmm...Banana slugs....

Just kidding... I had never heard of a banana slug before. Had to look it up. I'm gonna have to pack some hiking boots cause I wanna see one now!

Thank you all...
Forum: Americas 01-30-2014, 05:59 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 954
Posted By Vandergraf
Thank you Meatn'taters, that looks like an...

Thank you Meatn'taters, that looks like an interesting route!
I'm interested in seeing California Redwoods and I notice Maillard Redwoods State park is a little off this route, a bit NW of where 128...
Forum: Americas 01-29-2014, 09:39 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 640
Posted By Vandergraf
I spent 10 days in the black hills on a solo trip...

I spent 10 days in the black hills on a solo trip on my KLR two years ago and saw a lot of the area. Hundreds of miles of well maintained gravel roads and trails were the highlight of the trip for...
Forum: Americas 01-29-2014, 07:26 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 954
Posted By Vandergraf
Thank Titan and Herb, I appreciate it!

Thank Titan and Herb, I appreciate it!
Forum: Americas 01-29-2014, 07:19 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 820
Posted By Vandergraf
I also have a 2003 KLR I originally bought with...

I also have a 2003 KLR I originally bought with 17,000 miles on it.
If you don't know what the doohickey is, I would google "KLR650 Doohickey", then get it changed to the Eagle version immediately....
Forum: Americas 01-28-2014, 08:17 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 954
Posted By Vandergraf
Northern CA Coast?

My old rock band has a rare reunion fly-in gig from Minneapolis for a private party in Gilroy CA in late April. I'm flying in a few days early so I can explore a bit before the band gets there.
I'll...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 01-25-2014, 06:35 AM
Replies: 297
Views: 16,834
Posted By Vandergraf
I ride a KLR and always wear my grey Motoport...

I ride a KLR and always wear my grey Motoport jacket and black pants.
I alternate days between my 2 FF helmets, 1 is white and the other black.
I believe other drivers give me more room when I wear...
Forum: Face plant 11-06-2013, 12:10 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 6,465
Posted By Vandergraf
You've hit all 3? I wonder if that is a record?

You've hit all 3? I wonder if that is a record?
Forum: Day Trippin' 11-06-2013, 11:53 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 1,847
Posted By Vandergraf
I love Northern MN , especially after mosquito...

I love Northern MN , especially after mosquito season!
So, was there a consensus on which of the bikes was best suited for the terrain up there?
(let's say for 6'2" tall, somewhat overweight guy...
Forum: The Rockies It's all downhill from here... 02-12-2013, 07:29 PM
Replies: 63
Views: 11,308
Posted By Vandergraf
I haven't ridden any of the passes on a bike so...

I haven't ridden any of the passes on a bike so can't comment on them, but I am from the Midwest and have spent several weeks in CO over the years both vacationing and on business. I don't seem to do...
Forum: Beasts 03-06-2012, 07:39 PM
Replies: 122
Views: 19,625
Posted By Vandergraf
[QUOTE=dkeifer;18155080]Right so I got my new...

[QUOTE=dkeifer;18155080]Right so I got my new bike today.... After 7 miles I couldn't be more happy with the bike and I believe this is the start of a beautiful relationship. :lol3

Can't wait to...
Forum: Equipment 02-26-2012, 11:37 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 3,418
Posted By Vandergraf
A couple years ago I sprung for a Motoport Air...

A couple years ago I sprung for a Motoport Air Mesh Kevlar suit. It's remarkable what a wide temperature range this gear can be used in. There is lots of info about this gear on ADVrider.
I think...
Forum: Ride reports 02-16-2012, 06:37 PM
Replies: 299
Views: 64,435
Posted By Vandergraf
Beautiful ride report and thank you so much for...

Beautiful ride report and thank you so much for posting it, though surely you must know that the KLR riders were just being polite about your BMW's? We act excited about everyone else's bikes because...
Forum: Ride reports 02-13-2012, 08:51 AM
Replies: 99
Views: 17,474
Posted By Vandergraf
Very nicely done! Thanks for posting.

Very nicely done! Thanks for posting.
Forum: Equipment 01-11-2012, 03:57 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,274
Posted By Vandergraf
Thanks all for your replies. I would have thought...

Thanks all for your replies. I would have thought that more people on this site would own boot covers!
If I didn't have such hard to fit feet, I'd have gotten different boots, but what I have fits...
Forum: Equipment 01-08-2012, 05:24 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 2,640
Posted By Vandergraf
Depends on where you are camping. I don't know...

Depends on where you are camping.
I don't know about the stakes that come with REI tents, but the cheap, short steel ones that come with Eureka tents will only work in soft soil. Titanium...
Forum: Equipment 01-08-2012, 05:12 PM
Replies: 65
Views: 5,707
Posted By Vandergraf
Umm, what does "grabs wool well" mean? Never...

Umm, what does "grabs wool well" mean? Never heard that phrase before.
Forum: Equipment 01-08-2012, 05:10 PM
Replies: 65
Views: 5,707
Posted By Vandergraf
It depends where you are camping and who you are...

It depends where you are camping and who you are riding with.
Why pack one if your riding buddy does?

For solo camping, I own a small cheap hatchet, but always seem to forget to pack it.
I also...
Forum: Equipment 01-08-2012, 07:47 AM
Replies: 51
Views: 4,510
Posted By Vandergraf
I pack an LED head lamp and also used one of...

I pack an LED head lamp and also used one of these for the last 3 years:
http://www.lightsandfog.com/osram-sylvania-mini-lantern-p-2272.html
It was adequate, but on my last trip it unexpectedly...
Forum: Thumpers 01-08-2012, 06:30 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,364
Posted By Vandergraf
Just an update to this, I never rode on the 244....

Just an update to this, I never rode on the 244. I emailed Shinko with my concerns, and received a response from them within an hour offering advise to rotate the tire on the rim. As I had already...
Forum: Equipment 01-08-2012, 06:14 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,274
Posted By Vandergraf
Boot Covers

I discovered last summer that my "waterproof" boots are only waterproof for about an hour in the rain. That's good enough for 98% of my riding, but I'm thinking of getting a set of Boot Covers for a...
Forum: Thumpers 05-31-2011, 09:34 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,364
Posted By Vandergraf
Thanks. How much does a bar weigh?

Thanks. How much does a bar weigh?
Forum: Thumpers 05-30-2011, 05:01 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,364
Posted By Vandergraf
Thanks for the suggestion but I did rotate the...

Thanks for the suggestion but I did rotate the tire 180 degrees after the innitial discovery and no luck. Also the tire does not appear to be out of round by my eyeballing it as it spun. I'm fairly...
Forum: Thumpers 05-30-2011, 03:01 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,364
Posted By Vandergraf
Tire Balancing - How much weight is too much?

I just mounted a Shinko 244 on the rear of my KLR. This is my 5th rear tire in 5 years on the back of this bike and I've never had to use more than 1 and 3/4 oz of spoke weights to balance a tire...
Forum: Beasts 04-06-2011, 07:46 PM
Replies: 2,238
Views: 409,076
Posted By Vandergraf
+1

+1
Forum: Equipment 03-12-2011, 03:31 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,908
Posted By Vandergraf
Thanks Dan, Good to know because Eureka did not...

Thanks Dan, Good to know because Eureka did not respond to my Inquiry.
Forum: Equipment 03-07-2011, 07:10 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,908
Posted By Vandergraf
Thanks, that looks interesting. Odd that the...

Thanks, that looks interesting. Odd that the Eureka site does not report a weight capacity for the Chrysalis, but on Cabella's site, they note that capacity is 225 lbs. (which is exactly what I...
Forum: Equipment 03-07-2011, 05:24 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,908
Posted By Vandergraf
I'm sorry to hear the cot didn't work out for...

I'm sorry to hear the cot didn't work out for you. I've been using a Hennessy Hammock for the last 3 years. I really like it a lot and sleep well in it, but I tend to move around a bit in my sleep...
Forum: Equipment 03-07-2011, 01:10 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,908
Posted By Vandergraf
I missed the deal but am curious what you think...

I missed the deal but am curious what you think about the cool mat.
Is it worth the $69.00 (if you hadn't already gotten it for free...)
Forum: Thumpers 01-01-2011, 09:43 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,587
Posted By Vandergraf
Shinko 700, and just the Shinko 700 please.

I'm interested in the Shinko 700. There have been numerous threads started on this tire, and they all seem to turn into threads about Shinko 244's and 705's. (and Kenda 270's, and IRC GP1's etc). I...
Forum: Ride reports 12-28-2010, 05:56 PM
Replies: 318
Views: 114,627
Posted By Vandergraf
Nice report, though marred by this and your...

Nice report, though marred by this and your anti-Goldwing elitism. They're just motorcycles. No one is a cartoon.
Forum: Day Trippin' 12-28-2010, 05:12 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 2,802
Posted By Vandergraf
Thanks for picking music we ALL could enjoy!:evil

Thanks for picking music we ALL could enjoy!:evil
Forum: Equipment 09-23-2010, 06:55 PM
Replies: 2,044
Views: 604,245
Posted By Vandergraf
Frank, do you have any actual riding experience...

Frank, do you have any actual riding experience with Motoport Air Mesh clothing?
I have ridden about 4,000 miles with my Air Mesh Marathon jacket and overpants this summer. I spent a week in late...
Forum: Vendors 06-01-2010, 06:50 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 6,277
Posted By Vandergraf
Hoping the next batch is in 100% cotton or some...

Hoping the next batch is in 100% cotton or some sorto fancy tech fabric.
50/50 makes my man-boobs itch...
Forum: Beasts 05-19-2010, 08:36 PM
Replies: 2,238
Views: 409,076
Posted By Vandergraf
I prefer "no pain=no pain"

I prefer "no pain=no pain"
Forum: Beasts 05-19-2010, 08:34 PM
Replies: 2,238
Views: 409,076
Posted By Vandergraf
Thanks Jud, I'm going with your synopsis!

Thanks Jud, I'm going with your synopsis!
Forum: Beasts 05-19-2010, 07:40 PM
Replies: 2,238
Views: 409,076
Posted By Vandergraf
Is there a way to find out who posted useful info...

Is there a way to find out who posted useful info without having to read every page? My eyes glazed over after about the 20th post along the lines of "I ordered my 705's yesterday" or " My 705's were...
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