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Forum: Beasts 02-22-2011, 01:56 PM
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Posted By 79SouthJim
Thanks for the info! Jim

Thanks for the info!
Jim
Forum: Beasts 02-22-2011, 09:45 AM
Replies: 1,430
Views: 675,936
Posted By 79SouthJim
Ron, Was curious how that road is for the...

Ron,
Was curious how that road is for the Vstrom when conditions are better (i.e. no snow).
Thanks,
Jim
Forum: Beasts 12-19-2010, 12:48 PM
Replies: 69
Views: 10,832
Posted By 79SouthJim
I will bet there were lots of pictures of him...

I will bet there were lots of pictures of him standing next to the bike, looking at it. I got tired just imagining what it would be like taking that bike though that.
Forum: Ride reports 12-17-2010, 10:20 PM
Replies: 60
Views: 8,808
Posted By 79SouthJim
Awesome report! Loved it! I think the fact...

Awesome report! Loved it!

I think the fact you did it alone and got in some situations where you were close to panic mode and still kept your head on shows a lot.

Hope you don't mine, but I...
Forum: Regional forums 12-16-2010, 07:21 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 13,211
Posted By 79SouthJim
In, and really looking foward to it! Jim

In, and really looking foward to it!
Jim
Forum: Beasts 12-14-2010, 06:57 AM
Replies: 98
Views: 8,460
Posted By 79SouthJim
The only time I have ever been scared in...

The only time I have ever been scared in crosswinds on my wee was here in Cabazon, CA...but to be expected considering where I was. I was literally being blown in to other lanes this day. Crosswinds...
Forum: Beasts 12-02-2010, 02:40 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 2,107
Posted By 79SouthJim
I have the Suzuki gel seat, with a Dan Vessel...

I have the Suzuki gel seat, with a Dan Vessel sheepskin, and use a 1" thick piece of soft foam (which replaced Dan's foam pad) between the sheepskin and seat. Seems to work well. Other parts of me...
Forum: Beasts 10-31-2010, 08:18 PM
Replies: 56
Views: 4,235
Posted By 79SouthJim
I also hear people finding the Aprila mirrors...

I also hear people finding the Aprila mirrors helpful too. I am planning on getting some just because my stock mirrors won't stay adjusted at the ball joint at high speeds. My buffeting has been...
Forum: Equipment 09-09-2010, 07:08 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 3,115
Posted By 79SouthJim
That's an accurate description. I purchased...

That's an accurate description.

I purchased the Dan Vessel sheepskin cover, which comes with a 1/2" thick pad. I found it helped a little. I then took the foam pad out and found it is actually...
Forum: Beasts 08-21-2010, 03:28 PM
Replies: 8,686
Views: 3,368,507
Posted By 79SouthJim
http://beale.smugmug.com/Travel/Bonneville-Trip-20...

http://beale.smugmug.com/Travel/Bonneville-Trip-2010/Its-the-road-that-keeps-on/977370355_yzgYY-L.jpg (http://beale.smugmug.com/Travel/Bonneville-Trip-2010/13429807_mUihL#977370355_yzgYY-A-LB)

...
Forum: Beasts 08-08-2010, 07:35 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 2,176
Posted By 79SouthJim
I can understand why. I took my GIVI off when the...

I can understand why. I took my GIVI off when the temperatures started to rise in June (wanted more air flow). After a summer of playing with Madstad settings with the stock screen, I have decided to...
Forum: Beasts 07-29-2010, 11:52 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,981
Posted By 79SouthJim
Yes the Wee will cruise at highway speeds all day...

Yes the Wee will cruise at highway speeds all day long, comfortably, but you won't like it in the dirt, TKC's or no TKC's. I don't think you need to "graduate" to a twin, you need to "add" a twin to...
Forum: Ride reports 07-12-2010, 06:48 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,788
Posted By 79SouthJim
Thanks for the info!

Thanks for the info!
Forum: Ride reports 07-12-2010, 09:36 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,788
Posted By 79SouthJim
Nice report! I have been looking to do a similar...

Nice report! I have been looking to do a similar ride in the near future. I was curious how you found the dirt roads in and out of Bodie.

Thanks,
Jim
Forum: Equipment 07-12-2010, 09:25 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 952
Posted By 79SouthJim
For me the combination of a sheepskin seat cover,...

For me the combination of a sheepskin seat cover, padded cycling shorts and riding pants has helped a lot. If I take one item out of the combination, I get sore (yes even, the riding pants - jeans...
Forum: Equipment 06-23-2010, 01:13 PM
Replies: 79
Views: 5,604
Posted By 79SouthJim
Well, I finally got all the appropriate...

Well, I finally got all the appropriate protective riding gear. It took me over two years to purchase everything after I bought my bike. Looking back, I feel pretty embarrassed that my priority was...
Forum: Ride reports 06-15-2010, 01:56 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 3,481
Posted By 79SouthJim
Nice report! I need to grow a set and...

Nice report!

I need to grow a set and finish my ride from P-town to Fawnskin after seeing that bohemith do it.

Jim
Forum: Ride reports 06-14-2010, 09:24 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 2,895
Posted By 79SouthJim
Thanks for the RR! Nice pix too! I was...

Thanks for the RR! Nice pix too!

I was hoping to hit the park for my first time this summer, but hearing how bad traffic is, I may have to pass. I have only been in traffic bad enough to turn my...
Forum: Beasts 06-09-2010, 06:54 AM
Replies: 48
Views: 6,703
Posted By 79SouthJim
The more I see the Versys, the more I like it. I...

The more I see the Versys, the more I like it. I have really been impressed lately seeing how some of the people here have fitted them with luggage and adventure gear. The price is right. It looks...
Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 05-26-2010, 06:55 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,724
Posted By 79SouthJim
Yes, I was there a couple of weeks ago while it...

Yes, I was there a couple of weeks ago while it was in the 90's. After setting up camp, I no longer felt like exploring the park. I layed in my tent sweltering to get some shade, nausiated. I can't...
Forum: Equipment 05-19-2010, 01:27 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 2,561
Posted By 79SouthJim
I know jeans aren't recommended, but jeans with...

I know jeans aren't recommended, but jeans with boots, knee protection and maybe some padded or armor shorts would be a lot better than shorts alone. That's what I was doing because I was having...
Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 05-17-2010, 07:15 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 869
Posted By 79SouthJim
Agreed...and next time I will stay at a more...

Agreed...and next time I will stay at a more remote campsite. I stayed at Black Rock campground over the weekend. Not the worst site I have ever visited, but if I didn't have ear plugs, I would not...
Forum: Equipment 05-13-2010, 12:44 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,889
Posted By 79SouthJim
If you're going to wear shorts under chaps, I...

If you're going to wear shorts under chaps, I would suggest the shorts have some sort of built in padding for protection...like these...

http://i86.photobucket.com/albums/k113/lab_furn/BP.jpg
Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 05-10-2010, 07:04 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 869
Posted By 79SouthJim
Check this thread as far as big bike friendly...

Check this thread as far as big bike friendly roads are concerned.

As far as places to see, I am not too sure. I downloaded a map of the park and will be there this weekend for the first time...
Forum: Beasts 04-22-2010, 01:15 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,407
Posted By 79SouthJim
I use the MS Sport pannier rack mounts. I do not...

I use the MS Sport pannier rack mounts. I do not need a quick removal system, so they work great for me and appear to be well made, but I did have to add the rear cross-brace in the photo below...
Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 04-17-2010, 08:35 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,724
Posted By 79SouthJim
Thanks Scorpion! I have ridden roads in...

Thanks Scorpion!

I have ridden roads in Landers I am sure are similar to Old Dale Road, but figure taking a few miles on hard pack before hitting the sandier stuff would be a good warm up.
Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 04-16-2010, 08:25 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,724
Posted By 79SouthJim
Would anyone be able to tell me if the road(s)...

Would anyone be able to tell me if the road(s) clouded in this map image are the easy dirt roads mentioned above. I would like to create a route for my GPS. Hopefully the image is legible.
...
Forum: Beasts 04-16-2010, 09:37 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,992
Posted By 79SouthJim
I was expecting to get 3,500 out of the rear. I...

I was expecting to get 3,500 out of the rear. I read in other posts that is about the norm (I guess). I just crossed 3,500 miles on mine. I inspected the rear tire a couple of weeks ago and it...
Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 04-15-2010, 09:19 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 2,310
Posted By 79SouthJim
:ear Been wanting to ask the same...

:ear

Been wanting to ask the same question.

I did a search a while back and found this photo. Hope it was ok to post the image. I believe it is one of the roads to Bodie, but can't be sure...
Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 04-13-2010, 10:59 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 736
Posted By 79SouthJim
http://www.winnemuccarvpark.com/ Haven't...

http://www.winnemuccarvpark.com/

Haven't tried this, but planning a trip to Idaho this summer and stumbled across this place in my search for a potential place to camp.

Jim
Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 04-09-2010, 11:31 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 725
Posted By 79SouthJim
You could have fooled me on the Julian/Palomar...

You could have fooled me on the Julian/Palomar ride a few weeks ago. I was playing catch up from start to finish.

I am kicking around a Joshua Tree ride on 4/17. I will PM you if I can pull it...
Forum: Beasts 02-20-2010, 05:22 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 928
Posted By 79SouthJim
Thanks for the write-up. Interesting perspective,...

Thanks for the write-up. Interesting perspective, since you have owned both and I am always eyeing the 950Adv.

I think the more I read these type of threads, the more I come to the realization I...
Forum: Beasts 01-24-2010, 12:22 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 7,930
Posted By 79SouthJim
Tough crowd here. You have to have thick skin...

Tough crowd here. You have to have thick skin when looking for honest opinions on the internet.

I too have been viewing this thread off and on for the past couple of days. My two cents is that I...
Forum: Beasts 01-08-2010, 09:21 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,841
Posted By 79SouthJim
95% solo, you will be fine. We do 2-up without...

95% solo, you will be fine. We do 2-up without any issues (and I am no light weight). We cruise 70 - 80 and I don't feel like the bike is laboring. I have read threads where others feel different.
...
Forum: Ride reports 01-04-2010, 09:12 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 951
Posted By 79SouthJim
You purchased a DL 3 months ago and sold it due...

You purchased a DL 3 months ago and sold it due to GS friends ribbing on you? Hope you also sold it because you didn't like it. Can't imagine selling a bike because others did not approve.
Forum: Equipment 12-13-2009, 03:13 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,781
Posted By 79SouthJim
Jagermeister, I have been eyeballing those...

Jagermeister,

I have been eyeballing those pants for a while. I notice the advertisement description says "over the pants". Pardon my ignorance, but can you wear just the riding pants by...
Forum: Ride reports 11-18-2009, 10:21 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 2,670
Posted By 79SouthJim
Even though the weather didn't cooperate, it...

Even though the weather didn't cooperate, it still looked like fun!

Thanks for sharing the photos.
Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 11-08-2009, 09:21 AM
Replies: 64
Views: 2,696
Posted By 79SouthJim
http://photos-c.ak.fbcdn.net/hphotos-ak-snc3/hs042...

http://photos-c.ak.fbcdn.net/hphotos-ak-snc3/hs042.snc3/12961_174063806903_666371903_2711180_645855_n.jpg

When your main focus is on making a "grand entrance" and looking as cool as possible,...
Forum: Layin' down tracks 11-07-2009, 09:07 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,619
Posted By 79SouthJim
I did not realize it could do this either until...

I did not realize it could do this either until someone on this site pointed it out to me because I posted I was going to look for a second GPS to do the same thing.

I have only been using a GPS...
Forum: Ride reports 11-03-2009, 08:19 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 2,875
Posted By 79SouthJim
Thanks for posting! Nice Pix! I get out...

Thanks for posting! Nice Pix!

I get out that way a lot, but have never actually gone into Joshua Tree. Was just waiting to figure out a nice dirt road. Looks like Old Dale is the ticket!

Jim
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