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Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 11-04-2014, 03:18 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 368
Posted By Long Gone
State Gazeteer map books

Except for their size I've found the Gazeteer books that can be found at a good book store are great for the detail they show.

Forks of Buffalo is where I've camped also. Been skinny dipping at...
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 11-04-2014, 08:02 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 368
Posted By Long Gone
Geo. Washington Nat. Forest

I envy your trip to Co. Always wanted to ride the high passes out there.

I've ridden a few of the roads in the Geo. Washington Nat. Forest off of Rt. 60 between Amherst and Buena Vista. They're...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 10-29-2014, 12:59 PM
Replies: 78
Views: 5,756
Posted By Long Gone
Go interstates

I'd strongly advise against state routes with your experience. The interstates are safer than fighting local traffic and you'll make more miles easier. It's also easier to get turned around and off...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 07-20-2013, 06:23 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 2,634
Posted By Long Gone
The closing speed would be lower when approaching...

The closing speed would be lower when approaching at an angle. I suppose any reading that meets their limit for the time and place could result in a performance award. Now that the corn is up here I...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 07-20-2013, 11:24 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 2,634
Posted By Long Gone
Radar on curves

When I'm in open areas with long sweepers and I can see cars approaching at an angle to me at what point would an officer be able to accurately get my speed on his radar? Do they need to be nearly...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 07-16-2013, 07:25 PM
Replies: 35,617
Views: 9,005,988
Posted By Long Gone
Eject, eject, eject!

Methinks that's the ejection seat handle.
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 07-16-2013, 06:59 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 5,108
Posted By Long Gone
Bluhduh Obliviots!

I once saw a lady across the street from where I worked who had a little rug rat climbing on a Gold Wing while she chatted obliviously on her cell phone. I yelled at her to get her kid off of the...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 06-08-2013, 10:06 PM
Replies: 104
Views: 6,987
Posted By Long Gone
Get it over with.

Just as when my brother goes four-wheeling. He starts by going into the lot next door and getting stuck so he can get it over with. I just lay the bike down in the driveway to get it over with. Much...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 06-07-2013, 08:40 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 2,577
Posted By Long Gone
Update

Three weeks today since the robotic surgery. I'm glad I had surgery as the pathology showed the original staging from the biopsy was too high, the lymph nodes were clear, and there were clear margins...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 06-05-2013, 07:41 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 698
Posted By Long Gone
Chicken racing

I bought a CL350 Honda in 1970 and took it from Houston to San Antonio for summer school. I was running about 75-80 mph with a head wind and had the misfortune to catch up to a truck full of...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 05-22-2013, 06:54 PM
Replies: 91
Views: 13,021
Posted By Long Gone
Desert camping

A small tent in the middle of an arroyo. Hope he sleeps with water wings on. One medium thunderstorm upstream during the night and he'll already be wrapped for burial. If they ever find the body....
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 05-01-2013, 07:59 PM
Replies: 86
Views: 6,762
Posted By Long Gone
Christmas tree

I45 in Houston at night. Saw the car in front of me swerve suddenly and there it was, trunk facing the cage. Luckily the Honda wagon took it in the center of the bumper and threw it into the...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 04-21-2013, 07:48 PM
Replies: 73
Views: 7,365
Posted By Long Gone
No, they all had signatures. Maybe you meant...

No, they all had signatures. Maybe you meant animosity?
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 04-21-2013, 07:44 PM
Replies: 73
Views: 7,365
Posted By Long Gone
Maybe they're practicing for flying a Jenny?...

Maybe they're practicing for flying a Jenny? Years ago I read that they were either full throttle or nothing so the pilots would hit the throttle while taxiing etc. to keep them running. Supposedly...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 04-14-2013, 09:40 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 2,577
Posted By Long Gone
Robitics it is

Thanks again for all the input. I'm going with the robotic surgery. Apparently the info. I have on the open surgery is from the doctor who developed the procedure and wants to promote it. Advances in...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 04-07-2013, 10:54 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 2,577
Posted By Long Gone
Many thanks for the responses.

thjis

Thanks Okennon. I'll take that up with Russell and maybe I can send my seat off for them to work on while recuperating from having my other seat worked on. My understanding now is that...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 04-04-2013, 07:11 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 2,577
Posted By Long Gone
Bluhduh Riding after prostate surgery

Got the news of the positive biopsies during Easter dinner with friends and family. Nice time to call Doc. I don't fault him really as he let me know as soon as he could and he's very good at what he...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 02-25-2013, 06:43 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,152
Posted By Long Gone
Ride on.

Maybe it's true that one's never too old to have a happy childhood.

My wife asked what I would do when I couldn't ride anymore. "Die" was my first thought but I knew that wasn't the kind of...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 01-06-2013, 11:49 AM
Replies: 60
Views: 5,219
Posted By Long Gone
Puke Credible???

Credible scientists? The one's who skewed the data and had it revealed in emails? Sorry, but ALL the credible scientists don't agree on anything much less that climate change is being caused by human...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 01-01-2013, 02:25 PM
Replies: 60
Views: 5,219
Posted By Long Gone
Save the earth?

Just what are people trying to save the earth from? Ourselves it looks like, but since every bit of this planet has been at the bottom of an ocean numerous times in the last 4.5 billion years we...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 11-17-2012, 08:29 PM
Replies: 102
Views: 17,955
Posted By Long Gone
Never again

I learned, twice, in college not to lend bikes to those one doesn't absolutely know can ride. One guy ran my CL350 to the end of a parking lot and dumped it. The other came back after a ride and told...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 09-09-2012, 11:54 AM
Replies: 1,485
Views: 106,225
Posted By Long Gone
Just like a weapon,

you don't need it until you need it very badly.

I do wear ATGATT as does my wife. At times I do want to leave off the overpants but then I get "That Look" and put them on. We just think it makes...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 09-09-2012, 11:14 AM
Replies: 128
Views: 10,502
Posted By Long Gone
Grrrrrrr's

"People who feel the need to swing out their vehicle like its a semi truck before turning onto a side street or driveway."

This is when they're driving a normal cage but swing into the lane next...
Forum: GS Boxers 08-26-2012, 10:56 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 2,283
Posted By Long Gone
My '05 with servo-assisted brakes wore out the...

My '05 with servo-assisted brakes wore out the rear pads rather quickly. My '09 GSA without servo-assist has gone 25,000 with the original rear pads. I'm liking that a lot. I don't know if the servo...
Forum: GS Boxers 08-25-2012, 05:09 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 3,527
Posted By Long Gone
For loading Caribou cases.

I use the center stand frequently since I usually have gear going into the Caribou cases and they are side loading. My '05 GS would break the center stand bolt after moderate use but they've been...
Forum: GS Boxers 07-04-2012, 01:58 PM
Replies: 53
Views: 3,411
Posted By Long Gone
Wife can't ride

My PA born and raised wife with asthma has issues when it gets over 90 so I'm riding solo lately. I saw 106F on the display last week. The oil temp was at the mid point until I had to go through a...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 07-01-2012, 06:40 PM
Replies: 9,936
Views: 2,042,459
Posted By Long Gone
A/c???

I was parking at work last week on a day that was predicted to reach 106F. I had ATG on and a lady who'd just gotten off the back of a Harley looked at me and asked, "Air conditioning?" My automatic...
Forum: GS Boxers 05-20-2012, 11:36 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 2,338
Posted By Long Gone
Overfill clogs filter

I had the charcoal filter on my 2009 GSA replaced due to over filling. The fuel will turn the charcoal to mush and clog the filter. That caused problems with venting the tank as I'd find a vacuum in...
Forum: GS Boxers 05-13-2012, 04:01 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 959
Posted By Long Gone
GSA's are top heavy

I tipped mine on it's side this weekend to aid in filling the transmission case. I padded the Caribous and the head area but found out the hard way that, at least with a nearly full tank, it will try...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 02-26-2012, 08:09 PM
Replies: 3,404
Views: 473,757
Posted By Long Gone
Bunk. The guy put on his blinker true, but he...

Bunk. The guy put on his blinker true, but he moved as soon as the other guy to his left passed his front end. That's a wide angle lens on the camera so there was no way he had a safe space into...
Forum: GS Boxers 02-05-2012, 07:09 PM
Replies: 167
Views: 49,522
Posted By Long Gone
Ride report please

I noticed last month that Revzilla carried them now. The rear is a newer design tread with a solid center strip isn't it? Let us know how they handle and wear. I'd like to put them on once I wear out...
Forum: GS Boxers 01-01-2012, 08:38 PM
Replies: 77
Views: 15,020
Posted By Long Gone
"They all do that."

I had the same noise in my '05 GS. The dealer told me it's the push rods that activate the clutch. They run through the shaft from the slave cylinder and shorten up during use which allows for...
Forum: GS Boxers 01-01-2012, 08:22 PM
Replies: 72
Views: 12,392
Posted By Long Gone
Bluhduh Me too!

The week before Christmas at 20,600 miles I found the tipoff puddle of oil on my garage floor under my '09 GSA. Adventure in Chesapeake wrote it up as a warranty item, no BS about service diagnostic...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 12-09-2011, 07:44 PM
Replies: 358
Views: 31,213
Posted By Long Gone
Sixty-one

First bike was a '69 CL350 Honda. Maybe that's why I like the GS?
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 12-09-2011, 07:19 PM
Replies: 67
Views: 6,507
Posted By Long Gone
Cages = TV

Just about the biggest attraction for me to riding stems from the total involvement one has with the experience. From the constant contact with the weather, smells, vibration, and sights to the...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 10-16-2011, 08:16 PM
Replies: 9,936
Views: 2,042,459
Posted By Long Gone
We are too.

Australia used to be a place Americans admired, until they were disarmed that is. How's the crime rate now? We're still the greatest nation because of our recognition of man's inherent rights. One of...
Forum: GS Boxers 10-16-2011, 07:37 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,026
Posted By Long Gone
Twin cam timing

I received the following from a friend of mine who likes to knock my GS Adventure. He rides a ST1300, and loves telling me how many bad things he hears about BMWs. He won't ride mine though. A search...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 10-15-2011, 01:04 PM
Replies: 190
Views: 14,716
Posted By Long Gone
We're invisible

The show Brain Games on National Geographic illustrated why this often happens. When people are looking for something specific, other cars for example, then other things do not register for them....
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 10-12-2011, 08:04 PM
Replies: 141
Views: 12,009
Posted By Long Gone
It's a free country.

You can wear just about anything, or nothing, your heart desires. Just look around when you get here. It's still a (mostly) free country. I think the day glow Aerostitch could be called a version of...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 09-10-2011, 02:42 PM
Replies: 132
Views: 13,566
Posted By Long Gone
Ditto on the credit card notification. Call them...

Ditto on the credit card notification. Call them twice if you can. I've called and still had them cut it off. The ride is easier if you can ride in states with higher speed limits on the interstate...
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