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Forum: Equipment 06-17-2014, 07:52 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 2,985
Posted By Ripshod
Yes, that about covers it. Thank you.

Yes, that about covers it. Thank you.
Forum: Thumpers 06-11-2014, 07:54 PM
Replies: 4,620
Views: 808,388
Posted By Ripshod
Yeah, that's a 700GS, all right. Took an...

Yeah, that's a 700GS, all right. Took an out-of-towner on his first ever off-pavement ride. He did okay. Has to practice for a planned trip to Alaska next year.
Forum: Thumpers 06-10-2014, 10:04 AM
Replies: 4,620
Views: 808,388
Posted By Ripshod
Went for a little 90-mile road and off-road loop...

Went for a little 90-mile road and off-road loop with three out-of-towners.
The Little Sherpa That Could led the way. I Love This Bike!
(you might want to embiggen your window now)

...
Forum: Equipment 05-20-2014, 06:57 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 548
Posted By Ripshod
Thanks, that's exactly what i was wondering...

Thanks, that's exactly what i was wondering about.


I'm thinking about ditching my armor mesh riding pants and using this stuff instead, for long trips. I like the idea of wearing cool, light...
Forum: Equipment 05-20-2014, 08:56 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 548
Posted By Ripshod
Looking at Bohn Armor. Recommendations?

I've recently found this.
Bohn-Armor-Pants.com
...
Forum: Equipment 05-20-2014, 08:48 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,511
Posted By Ripshod
I've been looking at this product line and I'm...

I've been looking at this product line and I'm most interested in getting some leg armor so i can have more choices when wearing street pants to ride. Does anyone have any experience with this...
Forum: Americas 05-05-2014, 07:08 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 508
Posted By Ripshod
The more I look into the area. the more...

The more I look into the area. the more campgrounds I see. I'm afraid that the time of year may work against us as far as finding a FCFS site. That is, unless school has started by August 14th or...
Forum: Americas 05-04-2014, 10:52 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 508
Posted By Ripshod
So I'm looking at the map and thinking about...

So I'm looking at the map and thinking about camping at Kirk Creek and making a day trip down to San Simeon. If we're riding north, that means riding that particular stretch of Hwy 1 at least twice....
Forum: Americas 05-04-2014, 10:46 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 508
Posted By Ripshod
I checked the reservations site for Kirk Creek...

I checked the reservations site for Kirk Creek and it looks like they are already booked solid. The good news is that there are about 16 first- come first-served sites. If we can arrange to get...
Forum: Americas 05-04-2014, 10:24 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 508
Posted By Ripshod
And yes, Kirk Creek looks like a great place to...

And yes, Kirk Creek looks like a great place to pitch a tent. I imagine that it's really busy. It's only about 40 miles from San Simeon, over a very nice part of PCH so that looks like a great...
Forum: Americas 05-04-2014, 10:18 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 508
Posted By Ripshod
Thanks for the info, Little Bike. Until now I...

Thanks for the info, Little Bike. Until now I did not know that the huge green area on the map up there by San Simeon and Big Sur was also a part of Los Padres. I've always thought of Los Padres as...
Forum: Americas 05-04-2014, 09:41 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 508
Posted By Ripshod
Need campground recommendations in central California

My buddy and I have been taking two- or three-week motocamping trips for a long time. In fact, 12 years ago was our first. We loaded up and headed to California without a clue. Things went...
Forum: Thumpers 03-16-2014, 11:58 AM
Replies: 4,620
Views: 808,388
Posted By Ripshod
I ran out just last Friday (at 119 mi.). Forgot...

I ran out just last Friday (at 119 mi.). Forgot to reset to set to reserve at last fill up, was just tooling around town and ran it dry. Remembered reading a tip from somewhere, tipped the bike to...
Forum: Hacks 03-16-2014, 11:13 AM
Replies: 110
Views: 9,190
Posted By Ripshod
Second that. They are not the easiest bike to...

Second that. They are not the easiest bike to locate, but well worth any trip to find a good one. I drove 1200 miles round trip to get mine. It was well worth it (not only because it was a great...
Forum: Thumpers 03-14-2014, 06:49 AM
Replies: 4,620
Views: 808,388
Posted By Ripshod
Hello Billy, I am in awe of you and your better...

Hello Billy, I am in awe of you and your better half. You folks are living the dream.

I want you to know that if you two happen to take a right when you get to the U.S.A. and find yourselves in...
Forum: Hacks 03-13-2014, 05:08 PM
Replies: 103
Views: 12,245
Posted By Ripshod
I chipped in, can't wait to see what they come up...

I chipped in, can't wait to see what they come up with.
Forum: Thumpers 03-11-2014, 05:37 AM
Replies: 4,620
Views: 808,388
Posted By Ripshod
Yes, that's the rack. There aren't a lot of...

Yes, that's the rack. There aren't a lot of places that carry TCI Products but I've found that the best place to buy them is at
http://www.motorcyclegear.com (formerly New Enough).
In fact, that's...
Forum: Thumpers 03-10-2014, 03:37 PM
Replies: 4,620
Views: 808,388
Posted By Ripshod
yay it works! Now back to our regularly...

yay it works! Now back to our regularly scheduled programming
Forum: Thumpers 03-10-2014, 03:37 PM
Replies: 4,620
Views: 808,388
Posted By Ripshod
This is only a test ...

Just seeing if I can still upload pictures.

http://i.imgur.com/fx6zUzH.jpg?1
Forum: Equipment 02-06-2014, 04:36 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 4,564
Posted By Ripshod
Sure but I need a roomier tent. It's not just...

Sure but I need a roomier tent. It's not just me, but also lots of gear that I keep dry in there.
Forum: Equipment 02-06-2014, 03:38 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 4,564
Posted By Ripshod
I'm sort of interested. I use a LuxuryLite, have...

I'm sort of interested. I use a LuxuryLite, have only had it for one season. It's the first cot that I've taken in my touring gear and I am very pleased with it. The ONLY benefit I can see with...
Forum: Road warriors 10-23-2013, 01:08 PM
Replies: 53
Views: 12,631
Posted By Ripshod
Greetings from East Tennessee.

https://scontent-a-ord.xx.fbcdn.net/hphotos-prn1/994928_10200725320682682_1630386592_n.jpg


It's located somewhere along Highway 61:
http://goo.gl/maps/XiK7z
Forum: Equipment 07-08-2013, 05:23 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 2,985
Posted By Ripshod
Thanks for your opinions. I really don't...

Thanks for your opinions.

I really don't mind spending more (a LOT more even) to get more. I just want to be satisfied that, in the long run, the money is well spent. Gasoline storage is...
Forum: Equipment 07-07-2013, 05:20 PM
Replies: 52
Views: 7,899
Posted By Ripshod
If I ever need a hydration system that I can run...

If I ever need a hydration system that I can run over with a forklift, I'll be sure to get one of those other ones, whatever it's called. Until then, I'll probably be happy with my Camelback...
Forum: Equipment 07-07-2013, 11:32 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 2,985
Posted By Ripshod
Rotopax vs Kolpin - is there a difference besides cost?

And, are the mounts interchangeable?

They seem to be about the same but the Kolpin stuff is half the price.

Thanks.
Forum: Thumpers 06-11-2013, 06:37 AM
Replies: 4,620
Views: 808,388
Posted By Ripshod
There is one available tire that is not included...

There is one available tire that is not included on that list. The Mefo Explorer is what I'm using now and I really, really like them. Twisted Throttle has them, front...
Forum: Ride reports 04-28-2013, 06:27 PM
Replies: 63
Views: 20,793
Posted By Ripshod
I just found this report and enjoyed it very...

I just found this report and enjoyed it very much. Thanks for taking the time to lay it all out for us and for giving us those wonderful pictures.

If you haven't yet tried the Seat Concepts...
Forum: Thumpers 04-13-2013, 06:46 AM
Replies: 4,620
Views: 808,388
Posted By Ripshod
Tires

I run Mefo Explorers. They are expensive but they last a long time. Excellent road grip - makes the Sherpa feel downright sporty, very fun to lean way over at speed and feel very confident about...
Forum: Thumpers 03-16-2013, 07:47 AM
Replies: 4,620
Views: 808,388
Posted By Ripshod
Well yeah, sometimes you need to take your home...

Well yeah, sometimes you need to take your home for a few days along with you. The Sherpa does that well too!

http://i.imgur.com/Rm5WZ.jpg?1 (http://imgur.com/Rm5WZ)
Forum: Thumpers 02-26-2013, 06:41 AM
Replies: 4,620
Views: 808,388
Posted By Ripshod
Ah well, funny story there. Sort of. As far...

Ah well, funny story there. Sort of.

As far as I can figure it, Happy Trails sent me the wrong rack. The upper mounting point came nowhere near the turn signal mounting point. I just made a...
Forum: Thumpers 02-25-2013, 05:28 PM
Replies: 4,620
Views: 808,388
Posted By Ripshod
The top rack is the Happy Trails Wapiti rack. ...

The top rack is the Happy Trails Wapiti rack. The bag on top is the Chase-Harper B Alaska bag. The side racks are Happy Trails OSR racks.
Forum: Thumpers 02-19-2013, 11:50 AM
Replies: 4,620
Views: 808,388
Posted By Ripshod
+1 on all of the above. I only use soft bags,...

+1 on all of the above. I only use soft bags, only exception is the hard cases that came on my other bike, the ST.

And when you're looking for bags, especially panniers, don't forget to look into...
Forum: Thumpers 01-12-2013, 08:11 AM
Replies: 4,620
Views: 808,388
Posted By Ripshod
I do notice the extra weight and I also...

I do notice the extra weight and I also appreciate having all the extra handles on the bike and I like the fact that the turn signals are nestled in there, protected among lots of steel bars. And it...
Forum: Thumpers 01-09-2013, 04:30 PM
Replies: 4,620
Views: 808,388
Posted By Ripshod
That depends on why you bought the Sherpa and...

That depends on why you bought the Sherpa and what you plan to do with it. I got mine so I'd have a pack mule. The racks are essential to do what I want to do with the bike.
...
Forum: Thumpers 12-05-2012, 06:12 AM
Replies: 4,620
Views: 808,388
Posted By Ripshod
i'll give another testimonial for Seat Concepts. ...

i'll give another testimonial for Seat Concepts.

Like old-n-slo, I've found a good combination of pants and underwear to keep my butt happy. My other bike is a Honda ST1300 and I've put in lots...
Forum: Thumpers 10-17-2012, 08:23 PM
Replies: 4,620
Views: 808,388
Posted By Ripshod
Yes, as a matter of fact I did. Thanks.

Yes, as a matter of fact I did. Thanks.
Forum: Thumpers 10-17-2012, 08:14 PM
Replies: 4,620
Views: 808,388
Posted By Ripshod
I've been touring on and camping from my ST1300...

I've been touring on and camping from my ST1300 for six years, and on an ST1100 before that. I picked up a Super Sherpa a couple of years ago and I've spent some time and money on racks and bags to...
Forum: Pics, pics, pics... 10-11-2012, 09:52 AM
Replies: 157
Views: 34,732
Posted By Ripshod
I live in a pretty good part of the world when it...

I live in a pretty good part of the world when it comes totwisty roads. It's about a 40 minute ride to Deals Gap (aka The Dragon) but I don't go there any more. If I want to spend an afternoon...
Forum: Thumpers 10-10-2012, 01:30 PM
Replies: 4,620
Views: 808,388
Posted By Ripshod
Hey folks, I just upgraded my seat with a...

Hey folks,

I just upgraded my seat with a Seat Concepts kit so I have the original foam and cover that I'd like to pass along. The vinyl is far from perfect. Before I bought the bike, the PO had...
Forum: Thumpers 10-09-2012, 06:01 AM
Replies: 4,620
Views: 808,388
Posted By Ripshod
I found the B&B website. ...

I found the B&B website. http://bandbcyclerestoration.com/

Looks like he's offering cylinder kits for the KLX. Doesn't mention the Sherpa. But I haven't called.

I'd be interested in a...
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