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Forum: Equipment 05-05-2015, 06:08 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 961
Posted By CharlestonADV
I haven't had a cooking fire...whether at home or...

I haven't had a cooking fire...whether at home or while camping. BUT, I certainly know people who have.
Forum: Ride reports 05-05-2015, 05:53 AM
Replies: 764
Views: 229,207
Posted By CharlestonADV
+1...I've managed my life in a similar way and...

+1...I've managed my life in a similar way and things have worked out quite well. I have a home, family, comfortable retirement... and, I've still been able to travel extensively and enjoy a few...
Forum: Equipment 05-02-2015, 08:18 PM
Replies: 101
Views: 11,313
Posted By CharlestonADV
That's about the time the Floridians are heading...

That's about the time the Floridians are heading north.:ricky
Forum: Equipment 05-02-2015, 11:39 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 961
Posted By CharlestonADV
Seems like a huge waste of valuable storage...

Seems like a huge waste of valuable storage space... not to mention the potential for a cooking fire becoming a bike fire.:kboom
Forum: Equipment 04-29-2015, 06:44 PM
Replies: 69
Views: 3,947
Posted By CharlestonADV
Freshly ground beans from Charleston Roasters...

Freshly ground beans from Charleston Roasters with a brown paper cone drip.
Forum: Ride reports 04-29-2015, 05:14 PM
Replies: 3,031
Views: 844,512
Posted By CharlestonADV
Speaking of damage to the welder...I wondered...

Speaking of damage to the welder...I wondered what damage the welding did to the bike's electronics.
Forum: Equipment 04-26-2015, 11:46 AM
Replies: 1,733
Views: 922,385
Posted By CharlestonADV
My Ultimate looks like the original version of...

My Ultimate looks like the original version of the Tilley. It is 100% USA made with USA materials. I previously had an 'unsinkable' Tilley that blew of in Toronto harbor...and I watched it sink off...
Forum: Equipment 04-26-2015, 10:58 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 711
Posted By CharlestonADV
I installed a Seahorse case and used nylon...

I installed a Seahorse case and used nylon washers to fill up the space.
Forum: Equipment 04-25-2015, 08:07 AM
Replies: 1,733
Views: 922,385
Posted By CharlestonADV
My 'Ultimate Original' hat. I've worn it when...

My 'Ultimate Original' hat. I've worn it when sailing, hiking, and a 200 mile pilgrim walk across Spain. It is over 20 years old and is always part of my gear for long motorcycle trips.
Forum: Equipment 04-24-2015, 06:45 AM
Replies: 101
Views: 11,313
Posted By CharlestonADV
I recently bought a 2014 Road King. The...

I recently bought a 2014 Road King. The saddlebags on the new touring H-Ds can be easily opened and accessed even while seated on the bike. I carry a Glock 45 acp on the right side in a small gear...
Forum: Equipment 04-23-2015, 03:11 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,798
Posted By CharlestonADV
I'm not surprised by the discontinuation of the...

I'm not surprised by the discontinuation of the Transit. It is essentially twice the price of the Roadcrafter...and, the Roadcrafter offers considerable custom tailoring options not available for the...
Forum: Equipment 04-18-2015, 05:43 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 423
Posted By CharlestonADV
I have a one gallon Rotopax and carry it flat in...

I have a one gallon Rotopax and carry it flat in the Seahorse top box on my KLR...no leaks.
Forum: Day Trippin' 04-12-2015, 04:04 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 3,410
Posted By CharlestonADV
Enjoyed your report.:thumb Brought back memories...

Enjoyed your report.:thumb Brought back memories of riding the English countryside. Twenty five years ago I moved from New York to Nottingham with three suitcases and a Yamaha SRX600. Loved riding in...
Forum: Day Trippin' 04-12-2015, 03:39 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,337
Posted By CharlestonADV
Looks like a fun ride. :thumb

Looks like a fun ride. :thumb
Forum: Equipment 04-11-2015, 06:03 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 347
Posted By CharlestonADV
Might want to give Kendon a call: (714) 630-7144

Might want to give Kendon a call:
(714) 630-7144
Forum: Equipment 04-11-2015, 05:09 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,192
Posted By CharlestonADV
I'd go with two Rotopax containers for two...

I'd go with two Rotopax containers for two reasons:
1. Less of an issue if a container gets damaged and springs a leak (ie: not having all eggs in one basket)
2. Better flexibility. On some trips...
Forum: Equipment 04-10-2015, 11:44 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 2,743
Posted By CharlestonADV
+1...switched to soft bags for this very reason....

+1...switched to soft bags for this very reason. Big cans on a dual sport are terribly overrated.
Forum: Equipment 04-05-2015, 04:29 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 3,149
Posted By CharlestonADV
I'd never sell a retired helmet. My old helmets...

I'd never sell a retired helmet. My old helmets are destroyed.
Forum: Ride reports 03-31-2015, 02:47 PM
Replies: 170
Views: 45,607
Posted By CharlestonADV
I've enjoyed reading much of what you've posted....

I've enjoyed reading much of what you've posted. I must say, however, that this statement is the best so far. It captures the essence of motorcycling for so many of us...regardless of the make or...
Forum: Ride reports 03-30-2015, 07:21 AM
Replies: 2,883
Views: 1,576,333
Posted By CharlestonADV
The pun-ishment one must endure to follow this...

The pun-ishment one must endure to follow this thread.
Forum: Equipment 03-28-2015, 03:21 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 2,585
Posted By CharlestonADV
I've been riding for a lot of years throughout...

I've been riding for a lot of years throughout the USA (and Canada) and my various helmets have never been inspected for compliance...even when stopped for traffic violations.
Forum: Equipment 03-27-2015, 06:56 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 2,084
Posted By CharlestonADV
I've worn black helmets for years before...

I've worn black helmets for years before switching to grey/silver without concern for the heat issue. After researching yellow and the implications of different lighting conditions, I recently bought...
Forum: Equipment 03-27-2015, 06:44 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 3,422
Posted By CharlestonADV
Water, fuel, and your choice of a...

Water, fuel, and your choice of a 9mm/40s&w/45acp.
Forum: Ride reports 03-09-2015, 02:40 PM
Replies: 2,883
Views: 1,576,333
Posted By CharlestonADV
I'm not sure where it happened... but, somewhere...

I'm not sure where it happened... but, somewhere this ride report became one of the truly epic journeys.:thumb:thumb
Forum: Ride reports 03-07-2015, 04:27 PM
Replies: 1,459
Views: 463,564
Posted By CharlestonADV
FWIW...beautiful riding in the Peak District....

FWIW...beautiful riding in the Peak District. Lincolnshire is like Iowa.
Forum: Ride reports 03-01-2015, 10:23 AM
Replies: 56
Views: 10,353
Posted By CharlestonADV
Enjoyed reading your report. :thumb

Enjoyed reading your report. :thumb
Forum: Ride reports 02-27-2015, 02:17 PM
Replies: 2,883
Views: 1,576,333
Posted By CharlestonADV
Glad that Neda is on the mend.:rilla

Glad that Neda is on the mend.:rilla
Forum: Equipment 02-26-2015, 05:43 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 2,085
Posted By CharlestonADV
I've ridden in 49 states and have never been...

I've ridden in 49 states and have never been checked for helmet DOT compliance. Obviously, some states don't require helmets.
Forum: Equipment 02-24-2015, 11:12 AM
Replies: 120
Views: 14,049
Posted By CharlestonADV
Last summer I used a Ram X-mount on my KLR...

Last summer I used a Ram X-mount on my KLR throughout a 6,000 mile ride with no problems.
Forum: Ride reports 02-20-2015, 04:44 PM
Replies: 769
Views: 188,081
Posted By CharlestonADV
What an awesome journey! Congratulations:clap

What an awesome journey! Congratulations:clap
Forum: Ride reports 02-14-2015, 02:14 PM
Replies: 375
Views: 52,798
Posted By CharlestonADV
I've owned a Versys and now have a KLR...the...

I've owned a Versys and now have a KLR...the hybrid has got to be a terrific motorcycle.
Forum: Equipment 02-10-2015, 12:08 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 3,320
Posted By CharlestonADV
There's nothing like experience to teach us how...

There's nothing like experience to teach us how to pack for motorcycle travel.
Forum: Equipment 02-10-2015, 11:57 AM
Replies: 52
Views: 3,684
Posted By CharlestonADV
While working in DC I found the one-piece RC to...

While working in DC I found the one-piece RC to be a fantastic year-round commuting suit. For touring, however, I much prefer the two-piece RC. In addition to being able to remove the jacket at rest...
Forum: Ride reports 01-22-2015, 12:09 PM
Replies: 559
Views: 155,234
Posted By CharlestonADV
Maybe in the light truck class:D

Maybe in the light truck class:D
Forum: Ride reports 01-19-2015, 06:00 AM
Replies: 764
Views: 229,207
Posted By CharlestonADV
If you like the Sebring...you'd fall madly in...

If you like the Sebring...you'd fall madly in love after driving a Miata.:norton
Forum: Ride reports 01-18-2015, 02:47 PM
Replies: 301
Views: 87,639
Posted By CharlestonADV
Great RR.:thumb Quite relevant to me for a couple...

Great RR.:thumb Quite relevant to me for a couple of reasons. I've traveled over much of the ground you covered...and, I have two brothers.:amazon
Forum: Equipment 01-11-2015, 04:30 PM
Replies: 120
Views: 14,049
Posted By CharlestonADV
I used the Ram X-mount for a 5,000+ mile ride...

I used the Ram X-mount for a 5,000+ mile ride last summer. While I was initially concerned that the GPS might go airborne...it worked great.
Forum: Equipment 01-11-2015, 12:56 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 593
Posted By CharlestonADV
Depends on the type of light and the angle...

Depends on the type of light and the angle setting. Some provide greater distance while others increase span of coverage. Lights under the headlight are considered by many to increase frontal...
Forum: Ride reports 01-02-2015, 06:21 AM
Replies: 127
Views: 41,590
Posted By CharlestonADV
Yellowstone can be a big disappointment. On...

Yellowstone can be a big disappointment. On balance, Teton can be a delightful surprise. Waiting to hear more about you trip.:ear
Forum: Equipment 01-01-2015, 10:04 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,636
Posted By CharlestonADV
Seahorse cases don't cost much more.

Seahorse cases don't cost much more.
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