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Forum: Equipment 09-26-2013, 09:51 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 2,061
Posted By kuroda_tadayoshi
ADV Rider. Where we post boo boos to our seats. ...

ADV Rider. Where we post boo boos to our seats.

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Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 09-24-2013, 10:50 PM
Replies: 79
Views: 8,541
Posted By kuroda_tadayoshi
Man, that takes me back. I remember taking the...

Man, that takes me back. I remember taking the safety class at Nellis back in 1985, as a 16 year old kid. I had that vest on to and from the base.

And yeah, back then, as soon as a rider cleared...
Forum: Equipment 09-12-2013, 07:41 AM
Replies: 2,821
Views: 422,986
Posted By kuroda_tadayoshi
New Model

FYI, the rumor is new models are coming. Time frame may be soon to a few months. Maybe at the big photo expo in NY next month? The price reduction jives with the rumors.

Still, the silver is a...
Forum: Pacific Northwet - Where it's green. And wet. 09-04-2013, 05:48 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 649
Posted By kuroda_tadayoshi
Progress report

It is closed to foot traffic until October 10th.

http://www.wfl.fhwa.dot.gov/projects/wa/suiattle/documents/2013-08-28.pdf

Like many of you, I am looking forward to the opening.
Forum: GS Boxers 08-27-2013, 07:53 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,996
Posted By kuroda_tadayoshi
How about removing items that are unreliable and...

How about removing items that are unreliable and unnecessary? Take that squirrel catcher off the back now and put it in the garage until you sell the bike. It will save you from pitching it along...
Forum: Pacific Northwet - Where it's green. And wet. 08-27-2013, 07:28 PM
Replies: 63
Views: 5,229
Posted By kuroda_tadayoshi
Washington State RCW 46.37.530 adapts the Federal...

Washington State RCW 46.37.530 adapts the Federal Code standard 49 571.218. S5.5 of this code states:

"Projections. A helmet shall not have any rigid projections inside its shell. Rigid...
Forum: Pacific Northwet - Where it's green. And wet. 08-26-2013, 08:34 PM
Replies: 63
Views: 5,229
Posted By kuroda_tadayoshi
This is true. If I wasn't so lazy, I would write...

This is true. If I wasn't so lazy, I would write my representatives and complain. The reasoning for the law is complete nonsense.



This is incorrect. It is true that law enforcement have...
Forum: Equipment 08-24-2013, 10:01 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 495
Posted By kuroda_tadayoshi
Rainy Pass

Rainy Pass. They are the official BMW gear repair place (I think), but they do all kinds of moto, camping, and hiking gear.

I have used them, and can say they do fast, good, work.
...
Forum: GS Boxers 08-07-2013, 09:33 PM
Replies: 127
Views: 22,098
Posted By kuroda_tadayoshi
Feedback

I just wanted to contribute. I am obsessed with tires and am always looking for the next best thing.

I have run Anakee 2s for years (no apostrophe dammit!) and have liked the results. Before a...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 08-07-2013, 06:27 AM
Replies: 31,671
Views: 7,743,418
Posted By kuroda_tadayoshi
http://25.media.tumblr.com/afc2c989134a0f5cd3e54eb...

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Forum: Americas 07-12-2013, 07:16 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 494
Posted By kuroda_tadayoshi
Thanks!

Thanks everyone! I have wanted to do Wood Buffalo for a number of years. However, I think I can get there and back from Seattle in a shorter time frame in the future.

Since I have 16 days, I am...
Forum: Americas 07-08-2013, 07:34 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 494
Posted By kuroda_tadayoshi
Alaska or Northwest Territories?

So I just decided today, I am going to head north on the GS this Saturday. Work is going to get busy, so I am going to take two weeks now to get some riding in.

I have seen the Dempster vs....
Forum: GS Boxers 07-06-2013, 08:54 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 467
Posted By kuroda_tadayoshi
In Seattle

http://farm4.staticflickr.com/3798/9228571724_7a7dc5868d_o.jpg

Also, get ready for, "I drill my own oil and machine all the parts I need. So, When I do it myself, it cost 40 cents."
Forum: Pacific Northwet - Where it's green. And wet. 06-27-2013, 07:35 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,342
Posted By kuroda_tadayoshi
This guy agrees ...

This guy agrees
http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/en/6/6d/Chris_McCandless.png
Forum: Americas 06-16-2013, 08:43 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 407
Posted By kuroda_tadayoshi
Yep

You need the Visa even for one day. And it will cost you at least a couple hundred when you are done with all the fees.
Forum: Americas 06-16-2013, 08:32 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 839
Posted By kuroda_tadayoshi
Too much

You're in your late 20s. You have decades of trips ahead of you. You don't have to do it all at once.

For over ten years now, I have been taking yearly motorcycle trips. A buddy of mine lives...
Forum: Americas 06-14-2013, 07:52 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 407
Posted By kuroda_tadayoshi
Visa

Do you have a visa yet? If not, start working on it now. It is a bitch for Brazil, if you are an American.

http://sistemas.mre.gov.br/kitweb/datafiles/SaoFrancisco/en-us/file/tourist.pdf

Most...
Forum: Pacific Northwet - Where it's green. And wet. 06-11-2013, 02:54 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 543
Posted By kuroda_tadayoshi
Sound Rider

Dual Sport Rides through Western Washington:

http://store.mm411.com/index.cfm?fuseaction=product.display&product_ID=1301&ParentCat=179

Link has list of places to buy it. Or the library has it...
Forum: Pacific Northwet - Where it's green. And wet. 06-10-2013, 09:31 PM
Replies: 67
Views: 2,569
Posted By kuroda_tadayoshi
Oh yeah

:doh

How could we forget. Touratech is in Seattle:

http://www.touratech-usa.com/Company/Contact/

edit:

Sorry! Don't want to keep bumping, but I looked at your profile. You are a...
Forum: Pacific Northwet - Where it's green. And wet. 06-10-2013, 09:26 PM
Replies: 67
Views: 2,569
Posted By kuroda_tadayoshi
Food

Ethan Stowell has the best restaurants in Seattle:

http://ethanstowellrestaurants.com/

If you like Sushi, Shiro's is top notch:

http://www.shiros.com/

There are also individual places...
Forum: Trip Planning 06-06-2013, 10:35 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 3,105
Posted By kuroda_tadayoshi
Ride it

Everyone who says fly is absolutely right. It is the only sane choice; given the type of ride and comfort level.

That said, fuck it. Ride it. ADV. We aren't sane and reasonable.

It won't be...
Forum: Trip Planning 06-03-2013, 09:11 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 6,706
Posted By kuroda_tadayoshi
do you read much?

I think you would enjoy, "Off The Map"

http://www.amazon.com/Off-Map-Tales-Endurance-Exploration/dp/0802142729/ref=sr_1_4?s=books&ie=UTF8&qid=1370318788&sr=1-4&keywords=off+the+map

It has quite...
Forum: Americas 05-21-2013, 09:00 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 641
Posted By kuroda_tadayoshi
Rising Sun

I've stayed at a couple of different places in the park, and I like the Rising Sun:

http://www.glacierparkinc.com/rising_sun_motor_inn.php

The price is better than the hotel. It is basic, but...
Forum: Pacific Northwet - Where it's green. And wet. 05-18-2013, 09:05 AM
Replies: 9,719
Views: 2,038,627
Posted By kuroda_tadayoshi
:-)

http://micronesia.craigslist.org/mcy/3812609333.html
Forum: Equipment 05-06-2013, 07:48 AM
Replies: 369
Views: 42,062
Posted By kuroda_tadayoshi
Deal

A few on-line stores are closing out the Panasonic GX1. 42nd St has the best price right now at $240
...
Forum: Equipment 05-02-2013, 08:05 AM
Replies: 369
Views: 42,062
Posted By kuroda_tadayoshi
Micro 4/3

I've been shooting for 30 years with a variety of equipment, and right now I am setting on micro 4/3 for adventure riding.

I have a Panasonic GF5 with a 14mm lens that goes into my jacket pocket. ...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 01-05-2013, 09:25 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 2,775
Posted By kuroda_tadayoshi
Netflix

FYI,

Now on Nexflix streaming. Season 1 episode 4. Watch it to see how shoving a motorcycle key up your nose can save your life.
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 12-17-2012, 09:46 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 3,477
Posted By kuroda_tadayoshi
Now on Netflix

This was just added to Netflix streaming. Haven't checked it out yet myself.
Forum: Pacific Northwet - Where it's green. And wet. 12-15-2012, 02:11 PM
Replies: 102
Views: 8,273
Posted By kuroda_tadayoshi
No KTM at the Seattle show :(: But it was cool...

No KTM at the Seattle show :(: But it was cool seeing the new GS
Forum: Equipment 11-18-2012, 07:33 PM
Replies: 80
Views: 9,031
Posted By kuroda_tadayoshi
Too funny

:rofl
A few years ago, a buddy of mine and I stopped at Scotty's Castle. After exploring the area, we came back to the bikes. The ravens had forced the zipper open on his tank bag. They then dug...
Forum: Pacific Northwet - Where it's green. And wet. 11-06-2012, 08:56 PM
Replies: 170
Views: 12,736
Posted By kuroda_tadayoshi
Opened one tonight

I don't want to push the thread to the top with every beer, but I opened this tonight to watch the election results. It had a good flavor that wasn't overpowering with the pumpkin, but plenty of...
Forum: Pacific Northwet - Where it's green. And wet. 10-31-2012, 09:12 PM
Replies: 170
Views: 12,736
Posted By kuroda_tadayoshi
Special Halloween post

One of the great things about this time of year, is pumpkin beer. Of course, pumpkin makes all food better. In my fridge tonight:
http://farm9.staticflickr.com/8465/8143657751_283bf5456d_c.jpg
Forum: Equipment 10-08-2012, 04:16 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 601
Posted By kuroda_tadayoshi
Expense

I've thought about using one of these with a RAM mount:

http://www.tiffen.com/steadicam_smoothee_homepage1.html

However, when you factor in all the costs, you may as well just go for the GoPro...
Forum: Equipment 10-06-2012, 08:08 PM
Replies: 2,821
Views: 422,986
Posted By kuroda_tadayoshi
Rumor: GoPro Hero 3 due before the end of the year

http://photorumors.com/2012/10/06/rumor-gopro-hero-3-due-before-the-end-of-the-year/
Forum: Equipment 09-30-2012, 11:32 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,167
Posted By kuroda_tadayoshi
Foam chair pad

Buy one of these from your local hobby store:

http://shop.hobbylobby.com/products/22-x-22-premium-poly-foam-chair-pad-652362/

Take a box knife, and cut to size to fit the bottom of your case. ...
Forum: Pacific Northwet - Where it's green. And wet. 08-22-2012, 07:04 PM
Replies: 68
Views: 6,646
Posted By kuroda_tadayoshi
Hold for deportation?

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Forum: GS Boxers 08-22-2012, 08:57 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 3,369
Posted By kuroda_tadayoshi
Off Road?

Are you going off road? If you do anything moderately hard, DO NOT GET THE CASES!

Your location says PNW. Seattle area? When I got my GS at Ride West, I told the salesman I was planning to do a...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 08-13-2012, 06:57 PM
Replies: 68
Views: 12,867
Posted By kuroda_tadayoshi
Sm

This lawn supervisor was out on a sprinkler maintenance job and he started working on a Findlay sprinkler head with a Langstrom 7″ gangly wrench.

Just then, this little apprentice leaned over...
Forum: Pacific Northwet - Where it's green. And wet. 07-29-2012, 11:33 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 928
Posted By kuroda_tadayoshi
Stampede Pass, Pyramid Pass, Naches Pass

Yeah, headed to Greenwater, you have to just ignore your GPS at certain times. The first time I did it, I ran into a few dead ends. You can tell FS7036 used to go through. When you come out into...
Forum: Pacific Northwet - Where it's green. And wet. 07-20-2012, 11:20 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,747
Posted By kuroda_tadayoshi
No way to tell

A couple of years ago, a buddy of mine and I rode up to the International Peace Garden in North Dakota. You don't need to go through customs to get to the garden. In fact, you aren't even aware you...
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