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Forum: Ride reports Yesterday, 06:44 PM
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Posted By MapMaster
What he said. :nod:nod:nod MetalJockey has...

What he said. :nod:nod:nod

MetalJockey has written some outstanding ride reports of several trips in Africa and I think he put it best when he described his reports as deposits to a memory...
Forum: Ride reports Yesterday, 04:56 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,363
Posted By MapMaster
Day 9 - Dirty Deeds Done Dirt Cheap (AC/DC)

8/10/14 - Hermine CG to Paradise River Rest Area (TLH 510/516 Junction) 498 miles

A high mileage day, facilitated by the fact that I had to hit the road early and ride for about two hours just to...
Forum: Road warriors 10-17-2014, 05:10 PM
Replies: 3,031
Views: 518,812
Posted By MapMaster
Friend of mine with a 5th gen mounted one of...

Friend of mine with a 5th gen mounted one of these up front, I think nestled up where the original horn was.
http://www.aerostich.com/a-to-b-utilities/for-the-bike/horns/ear-cannon-air-horn.html
...
Forum: Road warriors 10-14-2014, 07:06 PM
Replies: 3,031
Views: 518,812
Posted By MapMaster
The E21s are very light and easy to carry. ...

The E21s are very light and easy to carry.
Here's a pic of mine in full camp-travel mode


http://i614.photobucket.com/albums/tt224/vfr_mapmaster/2013%20pics/Wedding%20Trip/whatIride.jpg
Forum: Road warriors 10-14-2014, 07:01 PM
Replies: 3,031
Views: 518,812
Posted By MapMaster
Different year/better design. 3rd/4th gens are...

Different year/better design.
3rd/4th gens are known for cracking at the rear.
20k with softbags on an Alaska trip did mine in.
But as always, ymmv :deal
Forum: Road warriors 10-14-2014, 06:52 PM
Replies: 3,031
Views: 518,812
Posted By MapMaster
Your apprehensions are well grounded. You do not...

Your apprehensions are well grounded. You do not want to run with soft bags pressing against the rear plastics. Try to find a mounting rack for Givis, their E21s look pretty good on that bike. Load...
Forum: Ride reports 10-09-2014, 05:48 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,363
Posted By MapMaster
Day 8 - Over the Rainbow (Wizard of Oz)

8/9/14 - Manic 5 to Hermine CG, 25 miles E of Lab City - 263 miles

The Song of the Day was prompted by the dirt road sections, 'We're not in Kansas anymore Toto'

My journal notes were pretty...
Forum: Ride reports 10-09-2014, 04:17 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,363
Posted By MapMaster
But the Meech Lake 'conference' was later in time...

But the Meech Lake 'conference' was later in time and from other reading I've done, the Accord was scuttled anyway. A revision(amendment?) to the Canadian Constitution that the Meech Lake Accord was...
Forum: Ride reports 10-08-2014, 10:22 PM
Replies: 1,467
Views: 211,850
Posted By MapMaster
The odometer on this trip report just reached 4...

The odometer on this trip report just reached 4 digits. Great ride, great ride report. Glad you got to enjoy the falls. I didn't have the same luck at finding a great parking spot.
Forum: Ride reports 10-08-2014, 10:10 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,363
Posted By MapMaster
Day 7 - "I Can't Drive 55" (Sammy Hagar)

8/8/14 Harve-Saint-Pierre to Manic 5 - 424 miles

Rain was in the forecast, but that's where it stayed for the most part. A short stretch of wet road approaching Baie-Comeau was the only evidence...
Forum: Ride reports 10-07-2014, 08:12 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,363
Posted By MapMaster
Day 6 - Sweet Mademoiselle* (Styx)

*In honor of the cute girls manning the Info centers - must be a hiring requirement.

8/7/14 Sept-Iles to Kegaska and back to Harve Saint-Pierre - 394 miles

After eliminating 18 billion future...
Forum: Ride reports 10-07-2014, 07:19 PM
Replies: 1,467
Views: 211,850
Posted By MapMaster
There is no good part of 20. :puke2 If your...

There is no good part of 20. :puke2

If your head isn't turned like this:


You might as well be on the slab.
:pot
Forum: Road warriors 10-07-2014, 07:15 PM
Replies: 3,031
Views: 518,812
Posted By MapMaster
Okay, this mess has gone far enough. I expect...

Okay, this mess has gone far enough. I expect better from those who've been fortunate enough to have chosen one of the finest motorcycles ever made.


Those of you who have had a 4th gen have...
Forum: Ride reports 10-07-2014, 05:31 PM
Replies: 1,467
Views: 211,850
Posted By MapMaster
:rofl:rofl:rofl

:rofl:rofl:rofl
Forum: Ride reports 10-05-2014, 07:41 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,363
Posted By MapMaster
Dayum, I phat phingered and I can't edit a post...

Dayum, I phat phingered and I can't edit a post title. What's worse is that I did that after checking the spelling for the e-i or i-e sequences in his name. :doh
Well spotted, I'll have to fire my...
Forum: Pics, pics, pics... 10-04-2014, 09:37 AM
Replies: 7,239
Views: 2,433,723
Posted By MapMaster
No, that's not long enough :lol3 QC 138, aka...

No, that's not long enough :lol3
QC 138, aka the Jacques Cartier Hwy, aka Route des Baleines, aka Corset Stay road (:D). Only the last stretch, from Natashquan to Kegaska (opened last year), about...
Forum: Ride reports 10-04-2014, 08:12 AM
Replies: 96
Views: 16,840
Posted By MapMaster
Working on my own R/R now, it will take longer to...

Working on my own R/R now, it will take longer to finish than the trip was and I will blame you for that. :lol3
Subscribed.
Forum: Pics, pics, pics... 10-03-2014, 08:56 PM
Replies: 7,239
Views: 2,433,723
Posted By MapMaster
One long ass road :cromag ...

One long ass road :cromag
http://mapmaster.smugmug.com/2014/Going-to-the-Dogs/Day-6/i-DPrf5Lv/0/L/0673%20Route%20138%201418km%20sign-L.jpg...
Forum: Ride reports 10-03-2014, 08:33 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,363
Posted By MapMaster
Day 5 - Dolbeau-Mistassini to Sept-Iles

8/6/14 449 miles. 435 yesterday (for some reason any attempt to edit that post wipes out the content :huh)

Mist over the falls, a beautiful day, good breakfast stop in Alma; it doesn't get much...
Forum: The Garage 10-03-2014, 05:00 AM
Replies: 1,073
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Posted By MapMaster
:rofl:rofl:rofl

:rofl:rofl:rofl
Forum: Ride reports 10-02-2014, 08:35 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,363
Posted By MapMaster
Day 4 - Stranger in a Strange Land (Heilein)*

*No song today, I'm sneaking a book title in on you.
 
Not counting a brief stint on the same slab I came in on last night, today was the first day of entirely new-to-me roads. I savored the...
Forum: Beasts 10-02-2014, 07:17 PM
Replies: 21,468
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Posted By MapMaster
I don't know about favorite, but I just ordered...

I don't know about favorite, but I just ordered some stuff from BikeBandit.
What I've read hear says that the shims are pretty standard with the various Japanese makes, 7.5 (7.48) mm diameter, so...
Forum: Ride reports 10-02-2014, 05:54 PM
Replies: 1,467
Views: 211,850
Posted By MapMaster
:hide Having six siblings, I know that...

:hide

Having six siblings, I know that tune. :lol3
Forum: Road warriors 10-02-2014, 12:31 PM
Replies: 3,031
Views: 518,812
Posted By MapMaster
Nice setting for your luggage :wink:

Nice setting for your luggage :wink:
Forum: Ride reports 10-02-2014, 10:52 AM
Replies: 1,467
Views: 211,850
Posted By MapMaster
Finally got caught up on the past history and...

Finally got caught up on the past history and have to weigh in on this.
Wind is obviously a variable. I've had similar sleepless nights a couple of times (1000 Islands region on the St Lawrence, and...
Forum: Road warriors 10-02-2014, 09:51 AM
Replies: 3,031
Views: 518,812
Posted By MapMaster
Looks like you had some white paint left over :D

Looks like you had some white paint left over :D
Forum: The Garage 10-02-2014, 08:15 AM
Replies: 1,374
Sticky: Note to self:
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Posted By MapMaster
The one and only time I ever wore shorts riding...

The one and only time I ever wore shorts riding was during a slow poke around a neighbor on Cape Cod, checking out houses and views. I kept burning my leg (not severely) getting on and off the bike...
Forum: Road warriors 10-01-2014, 06:15 PM
Replies: 3,031
Views: 518,812
Posted By MapMaster
Send YOU the card?!! No you don't get it, you...

Send YOU the card?!! No you don't get it, you have to get us a beer. :lol3
An opportunity to do so will be the weekend after Labor Day in West Lebanon, NH. (Not far I assume).
Check it out:...
Forum: Ride reports 10-01-2014, 06:05 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,363
Posted By MapMaster
Day 3 - Fleeing the country

8/4/14 Kingston to St. Julie, QC - 435 miles

When the worst problem of the day is a brain cramp first thing in the morning that only costs a little bit of time, that's a good day's ride.
About...
Forum: Ride reports 10-01-2014, 05:49 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,363
Posted By MapMaster
Hi Barb, :wave How's school and my camp gear...

Hi Barb, :wave
How's school and my camp gear provider of unfortunate choice?
(He said he was back to normal, 'stiff and grumpy', :lol3 but I don't believe him. :evil
Forum: Ride reports 10-01-2014, 06:35 AM
Replies: 1,467
Views: 211,850
Posted By MapMaster
I like that quote. But I also liked getting...

I like that quote.
But I also liked getting screeched. :1drink
George St on a Saturday night certainly provided a lot of sights for a traveller to see. :lol3
Forum: Ride reports 09-30-2014, 08:45 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,363
Posted By MapMaster
Day 2 - Woodstock (both Joni Mitchell's original and CSN's)

8/3/14 Succasunna to Kingston, NY - 320 miles

Noj was happy to keep the bed warm after I got up:
http://mapmaster.smugmug.com/2014/Going-to-the-Dogs/Day-2/i-HhdVp5R/0/L/0205%20Noj-L.jpg
...
Forum: Ride reports 09-30-2014, 07:02 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,363
Posted By MapMaster
Day 1 - Mexican Radio* (Wall of Voodoo)

* I passed by Mexico, PA

8/2/14 Home to Succasunna, NJ - 408 miles

The first three days of the trip would be spent reaching the real start of the trip. The real start being when all the...
Forum: Ride reports 09-30-2014, 05:17 PM
Replies: 1,467
Views: 211,850
Posted By MapMaster
Rocking around there last month, Grate's Cove was...

Rocking around there last month, Grate's Cove was one of my favorite spots, but it's like your favorite people dilemma, there are a lot of ties for the honor.
Forum: Ride reports 09-29-2014, 09:49 PM
Replies: 1,467
Views: 211,850
Posted By MapMaster
So Squirt and Brigus must have finally stopped...

So Squirt and Brigus must have finally stopped barking. :lol3
If you don't set them off again in the morning, then I guess it was just me. :shog

You're in great company (not hard to manage in...
Forum: Road warriors 09-29-2014, 07:38 PM
Replies: 3,031
Views: 518,812
Posted By MapMaster
Service Honda out of Indiana, servicehonda.com ...

Service Honda out of Indiana, servicehonda.com
Is my first choice for OEM parts. BikeBandit is another option.
Both have model specific parts displays to id part numbers.
I've not used it, but...
Forum: Ride reports 09-28-2014, 08:19 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,363
Posted By MapMaster
Trip Preps

Sorting out how to load up the new bike took more effort than I anticipated.
I decided against using the Triumph hard bags that I bought because they were more weight than I wanted to carry, so I...
Forum: Ride reports 09-28-2014, 05:48 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,363
Posted By MapMaster
The Days Before: Beginnings (Chicago Transit Authority)*

* On most days of the trip, a specific song title or lyric came to mind in response to stimuli at some point. If I were a multi-media savvy kind of guy (something else I'm not likely to be mistaken...
Forum: Ride reports 09-28-2014, 05:29 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,363
Posted By MapMaster
Going to the Dogs, chasing my tale through Labrador and Newfoundland

Much like the trip itself, I've struggled to get this ride report started because a title and a theme were both lacking.
I would've loved to have come up with an absolutely brilliant title. One...
Forum: Ride reports 09-27-2014, 09:04 PM
Replies: 106
Views: 10,512
Posted By MapMaster
A big +1 Heal well

A big +1
Heal well
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