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Forum: Beasts 12-15-2014, 09:29 AM
Replies: 3,922
Views: 751,271
Posted By rystjohn
Bummer - such is the fate of us. I guess...

Bummer - such is the fate of us.

I guess I'll just entertain whatever offers come my way
Forum: Beasts 12-15-2014, 07:45 AM
Replies: 3,922
Views: 751,271
Posted By rystjohn
Damn, I was worried about that. Some of the...

Damn, I was worried about that. Some of the farkles won't be able to be removed. My fear is that I'd wind up half of where I was and the bike still not selling...hmmm.

Also I realized a while...
Forum: Beasts 12-14-2014, 07:51 PM
Replies: 3,922
Views: 751,271
Posted By rystjohn
Hey all you fellow Stromtroopers! I'm in...

Hey all you fellow Stromtroopers!

I'm in the process of sadly selling my V-Strom to fund other adventures and purchase a smaller bike. I need some help figuring out how much I should ask for my...
Forum: Beasts 12-13-2014, 04:15 PM
Replies: 9,304
Views: 3,689,319
Posted By rystjohn
Vstrom friends/family - sadly it is time to sell...

Vstrom friends/family - sadly it is time to sell my beloved Vstrom. If you or your family want your very own Vstrom (or another one, nothing wrong with that!!) the link is here:...
Forum: Americas 12-12-2014, 12:40 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,196
Posted By rystjohn
Wow! We're hoping to have that in another 27...

Wow! We're hoping to have that in another 27 years as well! We're both looking forward to this adventure in life. It's terrifying at time, but I know it will be rewarding beyond words. Honestly the...
Forum: Americas 12-12-2014, 12:32 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,196
Posted By rystjohn
Holy crap! That's it! You're incredible...

Holy crap! That's it!

You're incredible sir, yet again re-affirming my faith in the ADVrider community. I've never met such amazing people as here!
Forum: Americas 12-12-2014, 11:26 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,196
Posted By rystjohn
It's a sad sad day

Today is a sad sad day, but a great day in the same vein that I'm making a change in life and moving on.

I feel like I'm breaking up with someone, it's pretty terrible.

Alas - here is the link...
Forum: Americas 12-12-2014, 07:16 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,196
Posted By rystjohn
Holy crap! If you do have one I'd be eternally...

Holy crap! If you do have one I'd be eternally grateful for it! I could drive up there, but I don't know when I'd be free to do so. Otherwise I'm willing to pay for shipping - there's no way it could...
Forum: Americas 12-11-2014, 07:49 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,196
Posted By rystjohn
DAMN YOU ALL! Hahah!

:cry Hahaha, I was hoping everyone here would convince me to keep the bike, but you all said exactly what I needed to hear and what I've been thinking - I need to sell my bike.

Thank you for the...
Forum: Americas 12-10-2014, 10:09 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,196
Posted By rystjohn
Although your setup looks awesome!

Although your setup looks awesome!
Forum: Americas 12-10-2014, 10:08 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,196
Posted By rystjohn
We don't really want to pull anything behind us -...

We don't really want to pull anything behind us - that was the reason we got a truck camper in the first place. If anything we were thinking a hitch carrier, but not more. We want the ability to go...
Forum: Americas 12-10-2014, 08:57 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,196
Posted By rystjohn
What do? Sell bike or store bike?

Hey all! This might not be the right forum for this...but I figured this is a trip that we're planning, and it does involve a motorcycle....

I have a very scary question to ask everyone here -...
Forum: Beasts 06-22-2014, 01:20 PM
Replies: 3,922
Views: 751,271
Posted By rystjohn
I had a very similar thing happen on my 5k mile...

I had a very similar thing happen on my 5k mile trip around the USA. My hands only started to go numb on the last two days or so. The nerve damage was so bad that I couldn't tie my shoes or cut my...
Forum: Americas 05-01-2014, 09:17 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,292
Posted By rystjohn
Well thanks everyone. Weather forced me to stay...

Well thanks everyone. Weather forced me to stay low and not head north to Durango. I wound up in ABQ to wait the weather out for two days before continuing home. The worst was all the damn wind! Had...
Forum: Americas 04-23-2014, 10:58 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,292
Posted By rystjohn
Riding through Tornado Alley?

Fellow inmates! I desire your collective advice:
Come Monday I will be in Salida, CO visiting with a dear friend of mine. From there, however, I have a conundrum.

I have two options as I see:
...
Forum: Beasts 04-21-2014, 05:53 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,479
Posted By rystjohn
I agree to an extent, but I just like to keep...

I agree to an extent, but I just like to keep tabs on my equipment. I do this with my truck as well. Usually a large variation in MPG (or any other constant) is an indicator of something awry -...
Forum: Beasts 04-21-2014, 12:22 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,479
Posted By rystjohn
I should also note that most days I've been doing...

I should also note that most days I've been doing 300-400 miles if not a bit more. On the days I saw the marked decrease, I was running around 500-600 miles (600 from Tyler TX to Roswell NM, and ~500...
Forum: Beasts 04-21-2014, 12:19 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,479
Posted By rystjohn
Vstrom MPG low road trip. HELP?!

Hey all! I'm in need of some advice/help.

So I just completed leg 1 of my Asheville, NC to Tucson, AZ trip to visit my father, little sister and dying grandfather. It's a happy/sad time,...
Forum: Equipment 04-12-2014, 07:28 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 449
Posted By rystjohn
Heated Grips with Lithium Battery?

Hey all -
I'm about to embark on a long-distance trip across the USA and back, and before I leave, I wanted to check in here and see if anyone had some advice:

I currently have a Ballistic...
Forum: Americas 04-08-2014, 06:08 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 680
Posted By rystjohn
Hey all, so I'm heading out in exactly a week....

Hey all, so I'm heading out in exactly a week. The ride report will soon start. I'd love to hear any and all suggestions, tips, tricks, etc. I've been doing tons of research all over the forums here...
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 04-07-2014, 10:50 PM
Replies: 665
Views: 44,326
Posted By rystjohn
Tag

Ok, ok.

TAG:
<a href="https://www.flickr.com/photos/yeags/13709319443" title="untitled-1-2 by Yeager St John, on Flickr"><img...
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 04-07-2014, 05:12 AM
Replies: 665
Views: 44,326
Posted By rystjohn
Ah shit. Well It was dark on the way home, so...

Ah shit. Well It was dark on the way home, so there wasn't much to tag....and now it's pouring and I work the next 7 days...Shoulda waited to post I guess. Oh well, someone else go get this!
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 04-06-2014, 07:01 PM
Replies: 665
Views: 44,326
Posted By rystjohn
GRAB! My buddy and I rode out there today, just...

GRAB!
My buddy and I rode out there today, just for the hell of it to grab this tag.

<a href="https://www.flickr.com/photos/yeags/13681372263" title="untitled-16-4 by Yeager St John, on...
Forum: Americas 04-05-2014, 08:13 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 680
Posted By rystjohn
Also - advice on the return trip route would be...

Also - advice on the return trip route would be appreciated as well. I have no plans yet, but would love to try and get to HWY 50 and take that back East. I just don't know if I have enough time.... ...
Forum: Americas 04-05-2014, 08:10 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 680
Posted By rystjohn
Trip is go!

Hey everyone! So the trip is a GO!

I've requested off work for 3 weeks (I know, not nearly long enough, but at least I'll get a taste of this).

I'm going to be leaving Asheville, NC on the...
Forum: Beasts 03-30-2014, 06:30 PM
Replies: 3,922
Views: 751,271
Posted By rystjohn
Best damn advice I think I've gotten here......

Best damn advice I think I've gotten here......
Forum: Beasts 03-30-2014, 05:16 PM
Replies: 3,922
Views: 751,271
Posted By rystjohn
Another option I've considered is buying the 1"...

Another option I've considered is buying the 1" raising link from Yann, installing that, and then just going from there. At least for the trip, maybe for a while. The thing I worry about is: I hear...
Forum: Beasts 03-30-2014, 05:12 PM
Replies: 3,922
Views: 751,271
Posted By rystjohn
Hello Vstrom friends! I'm about to embark on...

Hello Vstrom friends!

I'm about to embark on a cross-country trip, but before I leave I want to make sure my baby (a 2009 DL650) is ready. I've done a considerable amount of upgrades, and don't...
Forum: Vendors 03-30-2014, 02:01 PM
Replies: 313
Views: 40,150
Posted By rystjohn
PM sent for information on a Suzuki DL650 Vstrom...

PM sent for information on a Suzuki DL650 Vstrom shock. I'm on a budget and need something better than stock, not too crazy or farkled out, but able to handle my needs.

Thanks!
Forum: Vendors 03-30-2014, 01:45 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 2,459
Posted By rystjohn
Old news

I know this is an older thread, but I wanted to add to it and let it be known that I was very unhappy with my interactions with Happy Trails.

Long story short - I ordered a centerstand from them,...
Forum: Americas 03-25-2014, 09:25 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 680
Posted By rystjohn
Thanks

Thanks all. I'm in the planning process of the route itself now...as soon as I get my pants from Aerostich I'll get that way.

However I'm having an issue:

Does ANYBODY know how to map a route...
Forum: Americas 03-13-2014, 05:25 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 680
Posted By rystjohn
Nc - az & back

Hey all -
So I posted a long while ago with a very shaky and thin idea of what I was going to do. Now I'm MUCH more prepared in my mind of what is going to happen with my trip.

The original plan...
Forum: Americas 12-23-2013, 07:03 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 974
Posted By rystjohn
Holy hell. I'm planning nearly the same trip. ...

Holy hell. I'm planning nearly the same trip.

http://advrider.com/forums/showthread.php?t=942466

Except I don't know if I'm going all the way out to Big Sur. I was planning on stopping in AZ....
Forum: Trip Planning 12-22-2013, 09:36 AM
Replies: 1,037
Views: 573,135
Posted By rystjohn
Asheville NC. North Asheville off Merrimon Ave. ...

Asheville NC. North Asheville off Merrimon Ave.

No real tent space - there's a bit of space out back or you can set up in the front yard if you want. Otherwise you can sleep inside on the futon,...
Forum: Americas 12-22-2013, 08:50 AM
Replies: 0
Views: 601
Posted By rystjohn
Westward Migration: Soul Searching on a Suzuki VStrom DL650 - Asheville to AZ?

Hello everyone, allow me introduce myself and what will most definitely become a ridiculous and hopefully amazing adventure and ride report.

My name is Yeager, I'm 25, and I have a terrible case...
Forum: Equipment 12-19-2013, 02:39 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,834
Posted By rystjohn
HIPPO HANDS DL650 or similar?

I'm about to embark on a cross-country road trip come March from Asheville NC to the Pacific, then probably back to Tucson AZ. The trip might wind up with me permanently moving to AZ or somewhere in...
Forum: Trip Planning 09-24-2013, 03:58 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,039
Posted By rystjohn
Bluhduh Plane it is

As much as I want to ride the bike, I think y'all have made a good point in taking a plane. The main point of taking my motorcycle is that I'm in control, have more freedom, and it's just damn fun! I...
Forum: Trip Planning 09-23-2013, 05:33 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,039
Posted By rystjohn
Trip Advice

Ok - this should be straightforward, but I know it's not going to be. And I wouldn't be asking the ADVrider community if it wasn't.

Here's the deal.

I work. All. The. Damn. Time. I own a...
Forum: Beasts 07-20-2013, 06:56 AM
Replies: 534
Views: 463,741
Posted By rystjohn
This thread helped me decide on my final setup,...

This thread helped me decide on my final setup, so I wanted to post my setup to hopefully help others. I installed a Givi rack (PL532) with 1550 pelican cases, mounted via Twisted Throttle's quick...
Forum: Vendors 07-20-2013, 06:47 AM
Replies: 2,507
Views: 826,268
Posted By rystjohn
Got my stickers & patch yesterday! Thanks Rick! ...

Got my stickers & patch yesterday! Thanks Rick!
http://img.tapatalk.com/d/13/07/20/udy8y5a4.jpg
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