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Forum: Road warriors 07-23-2014, 04:05 PM
Replies: 596
Views: 142,916
Posted By wanderlost
750 Griso vs 750 Stone

Hi: I currently ride a Triumph Tiger 800 which is a great bike, but i have been wanting to get a Guzzi for a while. Liking the looks and simplicity of the 750 stone, but can't quite pull the cash...
Forum: Beasts 07-03-2014, 07:38 AM
Replies: 1,545
Views: 160,949
Posted By wanderlost
maybe it is time to force some action?

[QUOTE=Travelore;24528482]Hi All,
Currently on a cross-country trip from Philadelphia and currently in Santa Mari, CA.

Have had an intermittant problem with the bike stalling with throttle closed...
Forum: Americas 07-02-2014, 09:13 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 326
Posted By wanderlost
clarification

Are you planning three weeks one way or out and back in three weeks? That affects side trip options quite a bit.

Also how far do you typically ride in a day?

Paul
Forum: Road warriors 06-11-2014, 05:00 PM
Replies: 187
Views: 11,726
Posted By wanderlost
Moto Guzzi V7 Stone

I'll vote for a V7 Stone. It is light, reliable, easy to maintain and will do everything the OP is asking for. Plus it is not one more cookie cutter moto.

Paul
Forum: Equipment 05-21-2014, 01:10 PM
Replies: 195
Views: 13,473
Posted By wanderlost
Gerbings

So when Fiet bought Chrysler did they void all warranties or did they have to honor them? There are cases where one business buys another and then the new owners ends up paying fines for the...
Forum: Road warriors 05-18-2014, 07:20 PM
Replies: 65
Views: 4,149
Posted By wanderlost
Street triple

Here's a vote for a Street triple. It is light, fast, nimble and a hoot to ride. Seat height is very reasonable and the light weight means even when she has to lean it over, she should be able to...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 05-08-2014, 12:32 PM
Replies: 106
Views: 8,185
Posted By wanderlost
Go Cruise Throttle lock rocks!

Since getting one of these on my bike, I find it much easier to do distance. I can take the right hand off throttle as much as needed to maintain circulation and relax muscles. Best 20 dollars I have...
Forum: Beasts 05-07-2014, 04:34 PM
Replies: 10,316
Views: 1,331,609
Posted By wanderlost
seat options

Sounds like what you want is the process Seat Concepts , or Great day to ride has where they use your pan and replace the foam with war you want. Much less expensive and many people seem happy with...
Forum: Beasts 05-01-2014, 02:43 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 2,457
Posted By wanderlost
Tiger Seat

I had my seat redone by Spencers Seats in Fla (http://greatdaytoride.com). It was a reasonable price and did improve comfort, but probably not as much as some of the $450-500 options. Overall I am...
Forum: Vendors 04-01-2014, 03:54 PM
Replies: 103
Views: 5,809
Posted By wanderlost
Suggestions for improvements

Hi: I tried out the program just now and found a problem (at least for me). I started clicking in a series of road I wanted to include in a trip and as the route extended, the program re-routed me...
Forum: Equipment 02-27-2014, 09:48 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 898
Posted By wanderlost
wet feet

My "waterproof" boots will work to keep feet dry during sporadic rain, but after about two hours begin to leak. Instead of plastic bags inside the boots, I have a pair of easy slip on overboots that...
Forum: Ride reports 02-19-2014, 07:39 AM
Replies: 4,495
Views: 1,076,768
Posted By wanderlost
Sending cash your way

John:

As a fellow Sherpa rider I have been enjoying your travels. Sending some cash your way for a couple tanks of gas so you can keep going and entertaining us all.

Buena suerte

Paul:clap
Forum: Vendors 01-26-2014, 01:04 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 2,122
Posted By wanderlost
Another copy please

Although I have never read one of your books, I ma an avid reader and would love to have a sample copy. Be glad to talk it up to friends whgo are riders as well as friends who are readers.

PMing...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 01-24-2014, 11:54 AM
Replies: 297
Views: 16,910
Posted By wanderlost
New Hi Viz strategy

I have a hi viz darien which I still wear when I want a Darien jacket, but mostly wear a black road crafter with yellow ballistics. Lstely I have personally found my eye noticing Hi Viz helmets,...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 01-11-2014, 01:28 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 977
Posted By wanderlost
PSSOR Training

I took one of their adventure camps. It was a three day event where you camp there and they provide meals and training. It was a good basic training and everyone seems dot pick up some good tips...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 01-10-2014, 08:28 AM
Replies: 192
Views: 16,713
Posted By wanderlost
Question What I hate is the fact that even when the...

What I hate is the fact that even when the manufacturer has options like gel sets, alternate exhaust cans etc, you must buy the stock bike then waste the money spent on the original to replace with...
Forum: Ride reports 01-05-2014, 10:50 AM
Replies: 4,495
Views: 1,076,768
Posted By wanderlost
John: I don't see any protective gear. What...

John:

I don't see any protective gear. What about ATGATT?:loll

Good luck getting the Sherpa out of impound.
Paul
Forum: Australia 12-22-2013, 12:36 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,616
Posted By wanderlost
rebuying bikes

Yep. I've traded my roommate my old Kawasaki 175 for a Honda 350 scrambler and then a year later we traded back again. It's the old story of no bike does everything perfectly.

Then 10 years...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 12-12-2013, 10:38 AM
Replies: 231
Views: 11,506
Posted By wanderlost
I have heard that carburetor is actually french...

I have heard that carburetor is actually french for "do not touch". Meaning that sometimes when we mess with jets or settings it only gets worse. They are complex and not always a straightforward as...
Forum: Equipment 12-09-2013, 01:26 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,622
Posted By wanderlost
What I wish Santa would bring

"All weather" gear that actually kept me dry in all day rain!!!

Ditto on "waterproof" boots

Paul
Forum: Beasts 10-20-2013, 03:06 PM
Replies: 20,903
Views: 3,644,254
Posted By wanderlost
warning for roadie owners - seal your rear shock adjuster

After a 6800 mile trip to Alaska this summer my suspension was shot. Having it rebuilt by race tech. The original rear shock is "non rebuildable" according to Triumph and probably only good for...
Forum: Thumpers 10-07-2013, 03:21 PM
Replies: 4,342
Views: 710,897
Posted By wanderlost
re-jetting issues

I wonder how this bike would run with the 300 cc big bore kit along with the above re-jetting. It might be the perfect light weight adventure touring bike.

Have any owners of the 300 kits tried...
Forum: Equipment 09-22-2013, 10:47 AM
Replies: 49
Views: 5,095
Posted By wanderlost
ipad vs macbook air

The ipad is great for basic things and you can download pics via an accessory card reader. Overall an 11" macbook air can do many more things, would be easier to type on, run all your usual...
Forum: Vendors 07-16-2013, 11:03 AM
Replies: 189
Views: 86,538
Posted By wanderlost
Anakee 3 Noise

I just put about 500 miles on mine. They seem to handle twisties great. Dry road grip is excellent. No rain or wet roads yet (which is wierd for Western Washington). The noise is definitely...
Forum: Americas 05-14-2013, 07:32 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 846
Posted By wanderlost
Cross country ideas

Just my two cents, but since you asked.....

If you live in California, Az is not that far away. You and your wife can do a blast to Az from California another time to hit the roads she wants to...
Forum: Pacific Northwet - Where it's green. And wet. 05-07-2013, 06:29 PM
Replies: 8,520
Sticky: PNW Flea Market
Views: 2,138,983
Posted By wanderlost
RAM X mount

I will take the Ram X mount if still available. I work in renton and we could meet perhaos at the South Center Mall to swap cash for toys.

Paul
Forum: Equipment 04-17-2013, 09:46 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 771
Posted By wanderlost
another inexpensive seat option

Spencers seats (Great Day to Ride) recovers and refoams your existing seat pan for as little as $75.00 and it really helps. Probably not as good as a custom job, but also not as expensive either.
...
Forum: Orange Crush 04-17-2013, 09:43 AM
Replies: 89
Views: 13,758
Posted By wanderlost
sorry about the news

Sorry about your bike and I hope you can get it back in shape for taking the trip. Does it not seem ironic that this thread was in the orange CRUSH section?

Remember the big picture. Things can...
Forum: Thumpers 03-17-2013, 09:12 AM
Replies: 4,342
Views: 710,897
Posted By wanderlost
South Sound Sherpas

Here's another Sherpa owner in the South Puget Sound. Just put a new battery in my 2001 and will be doing an oil change and it should be ready to go.

Maybe we should get together for a ride and...
Forum: Americas 03-10-2013, 03:24 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 2,077
Posted By wanderlost
Keeping stuff dry

If your tent has a decent rain fly, most of the moisture will be on that. However the tent may be somewhat wet so the key is to keep it and anything else wet separated from "dry stuff " like...
Forum: Ride reports 02-27-2013, 07:13 PM
Replies: 4,495
Views: 1,076,768
Posted By wanderlost
hammock?

Hey John: Still loving your report. About time a sent another donation to keep you going so I can live vicariously through you. Seeing all the palapas reminded me of my last trip to mexico where I...
Forum: Pacific Northwet - Where it's green. And wet. 12-08-2012, 11:34 AM
Replies: 84
Views: 4,114
Posted By wanderlost
pay by mile

It makes sense for users to pay for the roads we drive. In that sense gas taxes are pretty fair. They reflect a combo of miles and weight of the vehicles. Since heavier vehicles damage roads more...
Forum: Ride reports 12-01-2012, 03:37 PM
Replies: 4,495
Views: 1,076,768
Posted By wanderlost
Donation for hike

Hi John:

Another Sherpa rider here soaking up all the good info for a future trip. Made a donation for either gas or the guided hike so you can enjoy it and take lots of pics to keep us all...
Forum: Vendors 11-19-2012, 12:25 PM
Replies: 353
Views: 30,917
Posted By wanderlost
add me!!!

If it isn't too late, please add me to the list. If I missed this batch, then please add my name to the next batch.

Looks like a great product.

Paul
Forum: Ride reports 10-19-2012, 09:34 AM
Replies: 562
Views: 180,671
Posted By wanderlost
Thanks for bringing us along Tiffany

Tiffany:

Great ride report. I have enjoyed every mile of it. Missed you talk at Alt Rider in Seattle, but feel like I know you anyway.
Best wishes on future travels.


Happy Trails

Paul...
Forum: Ride reports 10-18-2012, 05:12 PM
Replies: 4,495
Views: 1,076,768
Posted By wanderlost
Thanks John!!

Have enjoyed your previous ride report and this one. Basically just lurk and learn, but wanted to let you know that this is definitely 5 star material.:clap

Have a 2001 Sherpa myself and hope to...
Forum: Equipment 10-04-2012, 07:41 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 2,105
Posted By wanderlost
Go gerbings

In addition to being made in the USA, gerbings gear really works well, lasts a long time and has a lifetime warrantee. Plus i like that it is a local Pacific Northwest Company.

Paul
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 09-10-2012, 07:55 PM
Replies: 63
Views: 5,743
Posted By wanderlost
Why not just add lowering links to the GS?:ear

Why not just add lowering links to the GS?:ear
Forum: Trip Planning 08-30-2012, 11:45 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 4,367
Posted By wanderlost
sleeping warm

Ditto on getting an insulated pad for under your bag. Otherwise the cold ground drains away all your body heat. Either a better bag or the fleece liner would be next. When going to bed slip into...
Forum: Equipment 07-09-2012, 01:42 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 2,373
Posted By wanderlost
Thanks

Tanks all for the ideas. I guess I will stick with my foamie style earplugs and just get in helmet speakers. I just can't see paying $200 bucks for expensive in ear speakers and being as unhappy as...
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