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Forum: Americas 12-23-2014, 08:11 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,045
Posted By Road Hound
Excellent routing advise right here, I've ridden...

Excellent routing advise right here, I've ridden the Hwy12, 24, 95 route many times and I never tire of it. Amazing roads, amazing scenery, wonderful ride.
Forum: Americas 12-21-2014, 09:30 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,045
Posted By Road Hound
MacKay Tourist Park

Thanks for that info, I'm going to be out that way in 2015. I'm planning a 6 month long road trip and info like this is priceless.
Forum: Equipment 12-20-2014, 07:06 AM
Replies: 97
Views: 6,808
Posted By Road Hound
I've been riding in 2 piece Roadcrafters since...

I've been riding in 2 piece Roadcrafters since the early 90's. I'm on my third one now. I've looked at other gear each time I've been in the market for a new suit and have found nothing that compares...
Forum: Americas 12-18-2014, 11:07 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,022
Posted By Road Hound
Just northwest of Savannah , on hwy 17 is the...

Just northwest of Savannah , on hwy 17 is the small town of Oliver. Do not speed in Oliver, I don't think they ever rest and their fines are way out of line.
Forum: Road warriors 11-27-2014, 03:21 PM
Replies: 82
Views: 4,307
Posted By Road Hound
I'm 66 years old I gave up worrying about how...

I'm 66 years old I gave up worrying about how cool I am about 49 years ago. I'm just saying if you need cruise control, automatic transmission, training wheels etc. maybe you don't need to be trying...
Forum: Road warriors 11-27-2014, 03:01 PM
Replies: 82
Views: 4,307
Posted By Road Hound
If you are riding a motorcycle you better always...

If you are riding a motorcycle you better always be highly focused. The idiots never take a break. If you are riding, you don't get a break until you stop.
Forum: Road warriors 11-27-2014, 02:45 PM
Replies: 82
Views: 4,307
Posted By Road Hound
Yeah I guess so, I've just learned that I like to...

Yeah I guess so, I've just learned that I like to be in control of my scoot, I want my hand on the throttle, my fingers over my front brake, my right foot over my rear brake, my left foot over or...
Forum: Road warriors 11-27-2014, 02:32 PM
Replies: 82
Views: 4,307
Posted By Road Hound
I know of no motorcycle that holds enough fuel...

I know of no motorcycle that holds enough fuel for a rider to ride for 8 to 9 hours at a time. My ride holds 7.5 gallons of fuel which few do and it will not allow me to ride more that about 3 hours...
Forum: Road warriors 11-27-2014, 02:26 PM
Replies: 82
Views: 4,307
Posted By Road Hound
Well I'm not a keyboard jockey as your count...

Well I'm not a keyboard jockey as your count shows you to be. I am a motorcycle rider, I gave up autos in 1973 when I sold my VW for the funds to acquire my first motorcycle. I've been riding ever...
Forum: Road warriors 11-27-2014, 01:49 PM
Replies: 82
Views: 4,307
Posted By Road Hound
You Might Just Need An Automobile

I have a hard time with all this crying about needing cruise control on a motorcycle. If your physical condition is such that it is a problem for you to operate the twist grip throttle on a...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 10-29-2014, 11:18 AM
Replies: 6,700
Views: 373,934
Posted By Road Hound
BIG Difference, the semi will in time reach a...

BIG Difference, the semi will in time reach a reasonable speed, the bicycle, better hope for a down hill.
Forum: Equipment 10-24-2014, 07:06 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 556
Posted By Road Hound
I've been running Radar Detectors for years, for...

I've been running Radar Detectors for years, for the last few years I've been using the Escort 8500. I think I'm on my 3rd one at this time. I've never had false alerts at high RPMs but I did have a...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 10-22-2014, 04:17 PM
Replies: 35,685
Views: 9,038,717
Posted By Road Hound
They were driving on the "Dragon" it's nothing...

They were driving on the "Dragon" it's nothing but a show.
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 10-21-2014, 02:41 PM
Replies: 56
Views: 3,684
Posted By Road Hound
Interstate riding is not my favorite, but I do...

Interstate riding is not my favorite, but I do find times when it is necessary.
There is a big section in the middle of this country where the riding is not fun
even on the back roads. I just put...
Forum: Americas 10-21-2014, 02:32 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,172
Posted By Road Hound
I've made a number of trips from my home in...

I've made a number of trips from my home in Atlanta, Ga to points west. I leave Atlanta at 9PM and ride until 7PM mountain time the next night. I then set up camp eat, sleep and when I get up in the...
Forum: Road warriors 10-17-2014, 09:29 AM
Replies: 200
Views: 36,362
Posted By Road Hound
I've a friend that has a set, I'll check with him...

I've a friend that has a set, I'll check with him and see if he wants to sell them.
We figured out they were pretty much useless, they get lost in the light from the headlight and don't contribute...
Forum: Road warriors 10-17-2014, 08:23 AM
Replies: 366
Views: 49,785
Posted By Road Hound
Exactly, it seems that many think they want a...

Exactly, it seems that many think they want a Sport Touring bike. The decision is made without even sitting on the bike that it needs higher more pull back handlebars, lower foot pegs, a bigger...
Forum: Equipment 10-17-2014, 07:45 AM
Replies: 6,712
Views: 2,693,422
Posted By Road Hound
I guess this thing is nice and it looks tough....

I guess this thing is nice and it looks tough. I've always used my largest cook pot, heat a little water add a little camp soap. Use a scrubby sponge to wash whatever dirty items I have and rinse...
Forum: Road warriors 10-16-2014, 08:28 AM
Replies: 200
Views: 36,362
Posted By Road Hound
My 2006

Here is a shot of my 06 taken at capital Reef National Park Sept 2013. This my 3rd ZG1000 and I've loved all 3 of them.
...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 10-14-2014, 04:16 PM
Replies: 60
Views: 4,175
Posted By Road Hound
I normally replace mine after 200,000 to 300,000...

I normally replace mine after 200,000 to 300,000 miles. It's all about the miles, time has nothing to do with it.
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 10-09-2014, 04:34 PM
Replies: 35,685
Views: 9,038,717
Posted By Road Hound
Looks to me like the rider is doing a fine job. I...

Looks to me like the rider is doing a fine job. I see no evidence of any hard parts dragging the roadway and he looks to be set up fine for the next curve.
It appears that he does not have a...
Forum: Equipment 10-09-2014, 01:54 PM
Replies: 6,712
Views: 2,693,422
Posted By Road Hound
How many times a day do you change clothes

I don't ever worry about standing up in a tent. I get dressed in the morning when I wake up, and get undressed in the evening when I go to bed. I've been camping for a few years and I have never...
Forum: Road warriors 10-03-2014, 02:39 PM
Replies: 1,738
Views: 252,877
Posted By Road Hound
Sport Touring Bike Or Sport Touring Rider

Is it the bike that makes a Rider a Sport Tourer? Or is it the Rider that makes a bike a Sport Tourer?

I've seen many a Sport Bike ridden like a cruiser/tourer and I've seen many a touring bike/...
Forum: Road warriors 09-25-2014, 11:58 AM
Replies: 1,609
Views: 167,294
Posted By Road Hound
Something else to consider about a shaft drive...

Something else to consider about a shaft drive bike. I've ridden over 600,000 miles on 3 Kawasaki Concours 1000s, I've done nothing to the final drive except change out the fluid on the final drive...
Forum: Equipment 09-16-2014, 12:37 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 3,162
Posted By Road Hound
I'm on my third Aerostitch Roadcrafter. I've...

I'm on my third Aerostitch Roadcrafter. I've looked at everything on the market every time I've purchased one. I've not found anything that compares for my use. I'm a 365 day a year rider and have...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 09-09-2014, 08:33 AM
Replies: 101
Views: 9,278
Posted By Road Hound
If the bike looks good and runs well it shouldn't...

If the bike looks good and runs well it shouldn't be much of a problem. I sold a 2000 Kawasaki Concours in 2010 with 217,000 miles on it. Listed it on Craigslist, sold it to the first caller on the...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 09-09-2014, 08:04 AM
Replies: 261
Views: 11,576
Posted By Road Hound
It probably won't be long before motorcycles will...

It probably won't be long before motorcycles will not have a front brake lever.
All bikes will have ABS, Linked brakes and the foot brake will do all of the braking. Then motorcycles will be just...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 08-31-2014, 10:15 AM
Replies: 35,685
Views: 9,038,717
Posted By Road Hound
Reading all these post about slower traffic...

Reading all these post about slower traffic pulling over makes me think that
"the art of the pass " is a lost art.

I've been riding for a few years, have ridden a few miles and have never...
Forum: Ride reports 08-26-2014, 02:35 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 5,125
Posted By Road Hound
Nice Ride

Keith, I've enjoyed your ride report. I'm even more impressed with your riding, you maintained a pretty good daily average. :clap
Forum: Ride reports 08-22-2014, 09:39 AM
Replies: 206
Views: 40,481
Posted By Road Hound
Outstanding RR, thanks for sharing your thoughts...

Outstanding RR, thanks for sharing your thoughts and experiences.
Forum: Equipment 08-21-2014, 01:27 PM
Replies: 52
Views: 5,599
Posted By Road Hound
I use a Big Agnes Lost Ranger bag with an ExPed...

I use a Big Agnes Lost Ranger bag with an ExPed Downmat 7. The bag has been comfortable at 16F while camped at Yellowstone, and the Exped is just amazing. I've tried many pads ,self inflating, blow...
Forum: Road warriors 08-15-2014, 02:39 PM
Replies: 160
Views: 28,175
Posted By Road Hound
I'm not a big fan of the adventure styling, but I...

I'm not a big fan of the adventure styling, but I will give Yamaha a lot of credit for producing a simpler motorcycle without all the geehaws most bikes are equipped with today. It seems Yamaha has...
Forum: Day Trippin' 08-12-2014, 12:38 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 3,418
Posted By Road Hound
I rode this route the first time in 1975, I was...

I rode this route the first time in 1975, I was heading home from a ride in Colorado. I've been back many times over the years and it never fails to impress.
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 05-21-2014, 08:00 AM
Replies: 35,685
Views: 9,038,717
Posted By Road Hound
The Brown Pants

The Brown Pants
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 05-21-2014, 06:08 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 2,243
Posted By Road Hound
I sold my car back in 1973 to purchase my first...

I sold my car back in 1973 to purchase my first motorcycle, no one had ever told me I couldn't ride it for everyday transportation. I purchased a VW camper when my son young, sold he when he was 10...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 05-03-2014, 06:41 AM
Replies: 95
Views: 6,672
Posted By Road Hound
If you are a fan of riding along using very low...

If you are a fan of riding along using very low revs, you might want to do an oil pressure test on your engine. You will be very surprised at how little oil pressure your engine produces at low RPM....
Forum: Trip Planning 04-23-2014, 09:36 AM
Replies: 72
Views: 10,817
Posted By Road Hound
Motels, Hotels, where you spend good money, to...

Motels, Hotels, where you spend good money, to Rent, Used Bedding.
Forum: Equipment 04-23-2014, 09:26 AM
Replies: 42
Views: 3,482
Posted By Road Hound
I've been using a Big Agnes Lost Ranger 15 for...

I've been using a Big Agnes Lost Ranger 15 for several years. The Lost Ranger paired with an Exped Downmat 7 has been a wonderful combination for me. I've spent quite a few nights with temps into the...
Forum: Road warriors 04-20-2014, 09:29 AM
Replies: 396
Views: 98,172
Posted By Road Hound
Avon has recently announced their new Storm 3D...

Avon has recently announced their new Storm 3D X-M tire is available in the 150/80/16 size. This tire should work very well on the older Concours.
I'm running the Storms on mine but I do have a 17"...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 04-01-2014, 02:19 PM
Replies: 91
Views: 6,544
Posted By Road Hound
Let's see, you want to ride dirt 2 up, you buy a...

Let's see, you want to ride dirt 2 up, you buy a motorcycle that weighs 600 lbs, cost $24,000, and you can never get it clean enough. I can see your problem. My last 3 street bikes cost me all total...
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