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Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 07-24-2014, 10:11 AM
Replies: 224
Views: 5,534
Posted By smithe
Great question, I don't agree with the statement...

Great question, I don't agree with the statement but that's me. When I see/hear statements like that, the basic message given is, if you don't have every skill to do something, you shouldn't do it. ...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 07-24-2014, 09:33 AM
Replies: 224
Views: 5,534
Posted By smithe
Just asking in case I am not following, are you...

Just asking in case I am not following, are you confusing braking in a corner vs making an emergency stop, or stopping in general, while in a corner/turning?
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 07-24-2014, 08:51 AM
Replies: 224
Views: 5,534
Posted By smithe
I took the MSF Advance Rider Course earlier this...

I took the MSF Advance Rider Course earlier this month, they taught both techniques, braking before the turn and trail braking, and did a pretty good job of explaining why, and when, they are used.
Forum: Beasts 07-22-2014, 08:33 PM
Replies: 5,179
Views: 851,511
Posted By smithe
Those are some good looking bags, nice work. ...

Those are some good looking bags, nice work.



Yeah, definitely glad you are ok and that your bike was ok to.


Just put the Explorer tank bag on my Tiger today, man this thing is huge but I...
Forum: Equipment 07-19-2014, 07:05 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 560
Posted By smithe
In order to get the longest inseam Firstgear...

In order to get the longest inseam Firstgear makes you need a 40" waist, that gets you 35.5". That being said, I have a pair of Firstgear Kathmandu pants that are a 34 long that are long enough for...
Forum: Beasts 07-19-2014, 09:10 AM
Replies: 5,179
Views: 851,511
Posted By smithe
Pretty freaking awesome!

Pretty freaking awesome!
Forum: Vendors 07-18-2014, 12:33 PM
Replies: 676
Views: 148,010
Posted By smithe
Anyone made bread of any sort with theirs? I was...

Anyone made bread of any sort with theirs? I was going to do a test of some bannock tonight after work while I am cooking up some burgers on the grill in the back yard. Trying to decide if I should...
Forum: Road warriors 07-16-2014, 11:11 AM
Replies: 166
Views: 13,633
Posted By smithe
I am going to throw in another vote for the...

I am going to throw in another vote for the FJR1300, I miss mine already and it's only been a month. It's a fast, comfortable, mile munching machine that can be had used for very good prices. Lots...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 07-15-2014, 09:56 AM
Replies: 31,220
Views: 7,571,697
Posted By smithe
I drive one of those vans for a Vanpool to and...

I drive one of those vans for a Vanpool to and from work, they don't roll down any more than that.
Forum: Pacific Northwet - Where it's green. And wet. 07-14-2014, 07:45 PM
Replies: 5,439
Views: 279,985
Posted By smithe
I had a good time, it was great meeting you all. ...

I had a good time, it was great meeting you all. Hope we can do more of these things, plus have weather not so hot we can get some riding in as well!
Forum: Pacific Northwet - Where it's green. And wet. 07-13-2014, 04:33 PM
Replies: 5,439
Views: 279,985
Posted By smithe
Ghost town in here, in the bar area at a tall...

Ghost town in here, in the bar area at a tall table for now.
Forum: Pacific Northwet - Where it's green. And wet. 07-13-2014, 04:23 PM
Replies: 5,439
Views: 279,985
Posted By smithe
I I am about 10 minutes away

I I am about 10 minutes away
Forum: Pacific Northwet - Where it's green. And wet. 07-13-2014, 04:08 PM
Replies: 5,439
Views: 279,985
Posted By smithe
anyone there is or have a table or getting there...

anyone there is or have a table or getting there soon?
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 07-12-2014, 08:47 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 482
Posted By smithe
I have this jacket as well. I am 6'3" and...

I have this jacket as well. I am 6'3" and currently 185 with a 32" waist and it fits pretty darn well, I was floored that Bilt makes a medium tall but so many major brands can't do this?

Check...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 07-12-2014, 08:21 PM
Replies: 140
Views: 5,113
Posted By smithe
I became a MSF instructor back in '03 or '04, it...

I became a MSF instructor back in '03 or '04, it was a great class, even with the rain, high winds and hail we trained through. I miss doing it but after a few years of teaching, I just didn't have...
Forum: Beasts 07-12-2014, 01:02 PM
Replies: 5,179
Views: 851,511
Posted By smithe
I have wanted a TW200 ever since I took that...

I have wanted a TW200 ever since I took that class but, at 6'3" it's just physically so small and I wouldn't want to sink a ton of money into getting the ergos more comfortable. Maybe someday one...
Forum: Beasts 07-11-2014, 07:54 PM
Replies: 5,179
Views: 851,511
Posted By smithe
It's an amazing handling bike, I got mine last...

It's an amazing handling bike, I got mine last month and am really enjoying it.

Years ago when I took my first beginner course it was on a TW200. I already had been riding for a lot of years so...
Forum: Beasts 07-11-2014, 03:53 PM
Replies: 5,179
Views: 851,511
Posted By smithe
Took the MSF Advanced Rider Course today on my...

Took the MSF Advanced Rider Course today on my Explorer, I think everyone was impressed at how such a big bike handled, I know I was!
Forum: Pics, pics, pics... 07-10-2014, 01:10 PM
Replies: 686
Views: 99,048
Posted By smithe
Galaxy S4

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v517/shi_aorong/Motorcycles%202014/20140521_161935_zpsckteui4x.jpg
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Forum: Pacific Northwet - Where it's green. And wet. 07-10-2014, 07:06 AM
Replies: 5,439
Views: 279,985
Posted By smithe
Cool, I will be there!

Cool, I will be there!
Forum: Pacific Northwet - Where it's green. And wet. 07-09-2014, 10:32 PM
Replies: 5,439
Views: 279,985
Posted By smithe
Is that Saturday or Sunday? Also, it can start...

Is that Saturday or Sunday? Also, it can start later, or as you say a"rolling start", I just can't get there until about that time frame at the earliest is all since I don't get released from drill...
Forum: Beasts 07-09-2014, 05:28 PM
Replies: 5,179
Views: 851,511
Posted By smithe
Thanks for the info. I think I will be ordering...

Thanks for the info. I think I will be ordering a set and if needed, will get the liners as well.
Forum: Beasts 07-09-2014, 04:42 PM
Replies: 5,179
Views: 851,511
Posted By smithe
Coming back around to this and have a question...

Coming back around to this and have a question about your bags. Have you found them to be waterproof? It looks like they are well built and for the price they can be delivered, unbeatable!
Forum: Pacific Northwet - Where it's green. And wet. 07-09-2014, 01:06 PM
Replies: 5,439
Views: 279,985
Posted By smithe
When, and what time, are you thinking? Guessing...

When, and what time, are you thinking? Guessing beer and pizza means afternoon or dinner time? I work this weekend but could be somewhere by 430-5.
Forum: Equipment 07-03-2014, 01:56 PM
Replies: 5,992
Views: 2,381,439
Posted By smithe
A couple weeks ago I had 2 nights under 40 (39...

A couple weeks ago I had 2 nights under 40 (39 and 37 is what the local weather reported but not sure exact temp) in that wallyworld bag and it was alright. The first night I had shorts and a...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 07-02-2014, 12:41 PM
Replies: 31,220
Views: 7,571,697
Posted By smithe
Damn, why doesn't this forum have a "like" button...

Damn, why doesn't this forum have a "like" button of some sort!
Forum: Pacific Northwet - Where it's green. And wet. 06-28-2014, 08:09 AM
Replies: 1,333
Views: 76,233
Posted By smithe
What she said! I am new to this dual...

What she said! I am new to this dual sport/adventure thing and this was my first but not my last rally or gathering. Great people, great fun!
Forum: GPS 101 - Which GPS For Me 06-27-2014, 01:41 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 884
Posted By smithe
My google-fu leads me to believe its a Zumo 400,...

My google-fu leads me to believe its a Zumo 400, 450, 500, and 550 bracket.
...
Forum: Pacific Northwet - Where it's green. And wet. 06-23-2014, 09:45 AM
Replies: 1,333
Views: 76,233
Posted By smithe
Random pics, no particular order. ...

Random pics, no particular order.

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v517/shi_aorong/Motorcycles%202014/20140621_140112_zps0a3d0321.jpg
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Forum: Pacific Northwet - Where it's green. And wet. 06-23-2014, 08:20 AM
Replies: 1,333
Views: 76,233
Posted By smithe
Pretty sure her name is Lisa. I rode "with" her...

Pretty sure her name is Lisa. I rode "with" her on the way out of Asotin, it looked like she was tossing that KTM around like a 250 MX.
Forum: Thumpers 06-22-2014, 06:46 PM
Replies: 8,300
Views: 1,939,069
Posted By smithe
Out and about this past weekend at the Wallowa...

Out and about this past weekend at the Wallowa Rally

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v517/shi_aorong/Motorcycles%202014/20140621_140122_zpsed585775.jpg
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Forum: Thumpers 06-22-2014, 06:41 PM
Replies: 8,300
Views: 1,939,069
Posted By smithe
Out and about this past weekend at the Wallowa...

Out and about this past weekend at the Wallowa Rally

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v517/shi_aorong/Motorcycles%202014/20140621_140122_zpsed585775.jpg
Forum: Pacific Northwet - Where it's green. And wet. 06-22-2014, 01:57 PM
Replies: 1,333
Views: 76,233
Posted By smithe
Home safe, what an awesome rally and overall...

Home safe, what an awesome rally and overall great time with great people. Lots of pics and videos to sort through and I found my missing SD card with pics and video of riding through the snow.
...
Forum: Pacific Northwet - Where it's green. And wet. 06-18-2014, 01:08 PM
Replies: 1,333
Views: 76,233
Posted By smithe
Thanks for the running area advice, who know's if...

Thanks for the running area advice, who know's if my legs will like it?
Forum: Pacific Northwet - Where it's green. And wet. 06-18-2014, 10:31 AM
Replies: 1,333
Views: 76,233
Posted By smithe
Is it time to go yet??!!!??!?!!? I have an...

Is it time to go yet??!!!??!?!!?

I have an odd question. If some crazy person (me), wanted to go for a run, is there a good place around the camp to do it? I would love to run some of the scenic...
Forum: The Rockies It's all downhill from here... 06-17-2014, 04:40 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 1,994
Posted By smithe
Been following since they were on Kickstarter,...

Been following since they were on Kickstarter, one of these days I will talk my neighbor out of the perfectly good running 125 pit bike she has sitting in her shed that her kids no longer need and do...
Forum: Pacific Northwet - Where it's green. And wet. 06-16-2014, 07:52 AM
Replies: 8,527
Sticky: PNW Flea Market
Views: 2,140,038
Posted By smithe
Forum: Pacific Northwet - Where it's green. And wet. 06-15-2014, 03:58 PM
Replies: 1,333
Views: 76,233
Posted By smithe
Is anyone else constantly checking the weather...

Is anyone else constantly checking the weather forecast like I am? Took my loaded up bike for a short test ride today to see how it feels packed. I am itchy for Thursday morning to get here!
Forum: Equipment 06-13-2014, 07:27 PM
Replies: 5,992
Views: 2,381,439
Posted By smithe
Thanks for the reminder, I think. I just logged...

Thanks for the reminder, I think. I just logged on for the first time in ages and the prices on Klim gear puts it into lesser brand pricing!

Oh yeah, this is for a 4 day ride coming up next week....
Forum: Pacific Northwet - Where it's green. And wet. 06-13-2014, 06:03 PM
Replies: 1,333
Views: 76,233
Posted By smithe
Doesn't look over packed to me but then I like to...

Doesn't look over packed to me but then I like to take everything I think I might want. :D[/QUOTE]

I assure you I don't need a 9x9 awning, or the amount of clothes, I am bringing but I figure no...
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