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Forum: Layin' down tracks 04-18-2011, 04:50 PM
Replies: 3,535
Views: 584,880
Posted By ghostdog
SPOT Newbie

First time getting one of these devices. I got the SPOT connect to use with my iPhone. Of course I get it a week before my trip down to New Orleans. So I could use some help from some other users....
Forum: Americas 05-13-2009, 08:30 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 358
Posted By ghostdog
Milwaukee to Los Angeles

Finally doing the trip I've wanted to do for a while. I have an 06 HD VRSCD I'm taking to LA then back. Hopefully through two different routes. I'm not sure yet about the quicker route out to LA. I...
Forum: Equipment 04-16-2006, 07:49 AM
Replies: 0
Views: 587
Posted By ghostdog
Question Good Multi-Season Jacket w/o Waterproof Lining?

Been reading through some of the other threads here and haven't quite found an answer to what I've been looking for. I'm looking for a jacket that doesn't have the waterproof membrane sewn in. If it...
Forum: Equipment 04-16-2006, 07:07 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 788
Posted By ghostdog
I just picked up an Under Armour Heat Gear...

I just picked up an Under Armour Heat Gear T-Shirt. It was really generously cut so I got a large when I thought I'd need an XL. Plus they have some loose fit shirts that look like cotton and come in...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 12-17-2005, 01:21 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 579
Posted By ghostdog
Long Way Down - Scotland to Cape Town

Saw this in the BBC today. Ewan McGregor of Long Way Round has been continuing work with Unicef. The article also gives a hint at his next planned motorcycle trip from John O'Groats Scotland to Cape...
Forum: Equipment 12-06-2005, 11:19 AM
Replies: 50
Views: 5,375
Posted By ghostdog
Another option that caught my eye is the Roadgear...

Another option that caught my eye is the Roadgear "Boss" gloves. Looks like they have a lot of good reflectivity on them. Found this article while reading another by the same author mentioning these...
Forum: Equipment 12-05-2005, 08:30 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 5,375
Posted By ghostdog
Thanks for replying about the Orina 118 gloves....

Thanks for replying about the Orina 118 gloves. So hard to tell by those articles. You wonder if they even test rode them. Sorry to hear they didn't cut it even at 35 degrees. They looked promising...
Forum: Equipment 12-05-2005, 07:15 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 5,375
Posted By ghostdog
Of course the balmy 6 degrees outside has got me...

Of course the balmy 6 degrees outside has got me thinking also. Has anyone had experience with Orina 118 winter gloves? They sound like a good buy according to the article below.
...
Forum: Beasts 11-20-2005, 09:58 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 648
Posted By ghostdog
I hadn't noticed any extra vibration either once...

I hadn't noticed any extra vibration either once the guards were added. Still have the stock grips on too.
Forum: Equipment 11-17-2005, 07:45 AM
Replies: 79
Views: 4,251
Posted By ghostdog
Dare I admit it...but picked up a kids "Star...

Dare I admit it...but picked up a kids "Star Wars" Darth Vader chair from Wally World for $6. Damn it's small but fits. The funny thing is I'm 240lbs and it lasted two weekend camping trips so far...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 11-17-2005, 07:02 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 4,489
Posted By ghostdog
Just got done watching it also. Had the same...

Just got done watching it also. Had the same feelings of how well it captured the spirit of adventure and that I'd probably not be able to do a trip like that anytime soon. But until then the small...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 11-15-2005, 06:22 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 4,489
Posted By ghostdog
Great review! Just got the extended version...

Great review!

Just got the extended version also. The first two episodes really give a lot more detail into what went into their training and more commentary from their team. Filled in a lot of...
Forum: Equipment 11-03-2005, 07:24 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 927
Posted By ghostdog
Did anyone see the 10 episode version on TV? It...

Did anyone see the 10 episode version on TV? It was supposed to have aired in the UK over the summer.
Forum: Beasts 11-01-2005, 07:03 PM
Replies: 9,165
Views: 3,566,238
Posted By ghostdog
My first post to the picture thread. Taken today...

My first post to the picture thread. Taken today out on the Rustic Roads of Wisconsin. RR#43 I think by Bong State Park. This one just looks like an alien head.

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Forum: Ride reports 10-31-2005, 06:39 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 2,363
Posted By ghostdog
Sweet Wee! My favorite color - Blue. Best of luck...

Sweet Wee! My favorite color - Blue. Best of luck with it. You're gonna have fun.
Forum: Equipment 10-31-2005, 08:39 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,288
Posted By ghostdog
...and the Tour Pack can double as a backrest if...

...and the Tour Pack can double as a backrest if you really pack it full. Plus it has reflective fabric sewn into the back edges as seen in Jim's pic.
Forum: Equipment 10-31-2005, 08:13 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,288
Posted By ghostdog
Rev Tour Pack

I use Rev Pack's Tour Pack (http://www.revpack.com/motorcycle/products/TourPack.html). The large size has plenty of room for tent, compressed sleeping bag, thermarest or inflatable mattress. Plus I...
Forum: Beasts 10-31-2005, 06:11 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,871
Posted By ghostdog
Congrats also! Good question as I'm a new 650...

Congrats also! Good question as I'm a new 650 owner and have been taking a while to adjust between the differences from my Harley. It seems around the 4000 range the bike is comfortable around town...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 10-27-2005, 10:25 PM
Replies: 65
Views: 43,683
Posted By ghostdog
I hadn't heard of that before. Judging by the...

I hadn't heard of that before. Judging by the favorable reviews and my severe fogging problem, I think this will be very good to try out. 36 degrees tonight riding with the shield cracked open. Brrr....
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 10-27-2005, 07:55 PM
Replies: 65
Views: 43,683
Posted By ghostdog
Yep, I use the H-D water repellent also. Works...

Yep, I use the H-D water repellent also. Works great, plus the container is small and dispenses individual cloths. I usually wipe it on the faceshield then the windshield. No noticeable deterioration...
Forum: Central – From Da Nort Woods to the Plane States 10-25-2005, 12:17 PM
Replies: 530
Views: 37,630
Posted By ghostdog
Racine, WI '05 DL650 V-Strom It ain't...

Racine, WI

'05 DL650 V-Strom

It ain't snowing yet!
Forum: Equipment 10-22-2005, 04:14 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 746
Posted By ghostdog
Oddly enough just picked up an ICON mainframe...

Oddly enough just picked up an ICON mainframe helmet. The local dealer was heavily discounting last years models. So I got an all white plain one. Which is what I was looking for. Fits my head a...
Forum: Equipment 10-22-2005, 08:19 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 746
Posted By ghostdog
Good to know. I've heard Icon helmets have a high...

Good to know. I've heard Icon helmets have a high pitched whistle to them at higher speeds. Never noticed anything like that on the xpeed. But will check them out as local shops carry Icon. If they...
Forum: Equipment 10-21-2005, 09:01 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 746
Posted By ghostdog
Xpeed Helmets

Just curious if anyone knows about this brand. I have their XF (http://www.motorcycle-superstore.com/item.aspx?style=6437&department=101&Division=1) and really liked the fit and has a good seal...
Forum: Equipment 10-13-2005, 08:38 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 4,285
Posted By ghostdog
There is a rain cover available for the Tour Pak...

There is a rain cover available for the Tour Pak if needed. Someday I'd like to visit where they make these. From their newsletters I get the impression they are made onsite, which I guess is a ranch...
Forum: Beasts 10-12-2005, 09:45 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 3,031
Posted By ghostdog
E41's and Rain

I've been going back and forth on the E41's or the E36's. I'm concerned the E41's may leak through the keyless latch door on top. Anyone have experience with those in the rain? I'm sure they have it...
Forum: Ride reports 10-12-2005, 11:57 AM
Replies: 102
Views: 8,172
Posted By ghostdog
Oh! I really like finding out the backstory or...

Oh! I really like finding out the backstory or odd tales of places I travel through. Great to read this kind of report on your travels. Spooky pics too!
Forum: Equipment 10-11-2005, 11:07 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 4,285
Posted By ghostdog
I really like my Rev Pak bags. Yes they are a...

I really like my Rev Pak bags. Yes they are a quality no frills product. I've been using their saddlebags for the past 2-1/2 years. Through rain, wind, and cold they've held up and no leakage. Just...
Forum: Beasts 10-05-2005, 06:50 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 4,873
Posted By ghostdog
Over at the OneidaSuzuki.com site they had some...

Over at the OneidaSuzuki.com site they had some pics from the dealer show. This pic (http://www.oneidasuzuki.com/include/image.php?src=originals/oneidasuzuki06dealershow_049.jpg) must be the '06...
Forum: Beasts 10-03-2005, 06:51 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 4,873
Posted By ghostdog
The German Suzuki site (http://www.suzuki.de) has...

The German Suzuki site (http://www.suzuki.de) has some cool accesories. I can't read what half of them are but they look cool. After finding the Modelle look under Zubehör.
Forum: Beasts 10-03-2005, 02:01 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 4,873
Posted By ghostdog
Would it be possible to order parts from Europe...

Would it be possible to order parts from Europe like the satin black pieces on the German site? Maybe just cheaper to paint them.
Forum: Beasts 09-30-2005, 08:41 PM
Replies: 76
Views: 7,683
Posted By ghostdog
On the German site the 650 looks like it comes in...

On the German site the 650 looks like it comes in a satin black but hard to tell. Just seems dull in color than the illustration of the 1000. I hope that is available in the US. I may just have to...
Forum: Ride reports 09-30-2005, 08:37 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 2,667
Posted By ghostdog
Great job Jeff. Thanks for sharing. Cool looking...

Great job Jeff. Thanks for sharing. Cool looking Strom too. You got the right idea...you're having a blast! Now that's an adventurist spirit, still smiling after the fall(s). Keep sharing the...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 09-26-2005, 10:04 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,003
Posted By ghostdog
The Long Way Round team updated their front page....

The Long Way Round team updated their front page. Looks like there will be a coffee table illustrated book with pictures of the journey available in October. They also list the TV schedule for the...
Forum: Beasts 09-21-2005, 12:02 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,032
Posted By ghostdog
Hey Bear, I know what you mean about the...

Hey Bear,

I know what you mean about the City X. I was thinking the same thing, but there just isn't any room for bags and such. I think Buell only makes some small hard bags for it. Definitely...
Forum: Equipment 09-18-2005, 12:38 AM
Replies: 159
Views: 9,800
Posted By ghostdog
It plays fine through an Xbox system if you have...

It plays fine through an Xbox system if you have that. Supposed to be rebroadcast on the Outdoor Life (living?) Channel in November. Also the Extended 10 Episode DVD is supposed to be out in...
Forum: Alaska 09-17-2005, 03:37 PM
Replies: 138
Views: 16,254
Posted By ghostdog
Thanks for the great info on the 650. Between...

Thanks for the great info on the 650. Between you and Rad that is some very 'experienced' advice. My main concern is getting a bike good for the long haul across the country and can still travel...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 09-17-2005, 03:27 PM
Replies: 784
Views: 102,154
Posted By ghostdog
Was 29, am 33 now. Only riding for 4 years and...

Was 29, am 33 now. Only riding for 4 years and have a measly 26K to show for it. This summer alone I put on over 10K and have a few more months of riding weather left. It's been actually tougher...
Forum: Face plant 09-16-2005, 11:45 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 3,477
Posted By ghostdog
Here is another link from the Accident Scene...

Here is another link from the Accident Scene Management site. It's a schedule for classes around the US in case anyone is interested.

http://www.accidentscene.net/schedule.htm#ak
Forum: Face plant 09-16-2005, 10:02 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 3,477
Posted By ghostdog
Sounds like you did a fine job. Reminds me of...

Sounds like you did a fine job. Reminds me of the only car accident I was involved in. The frantic people that came around did not help one bit and made me more nervous, while the one person that...
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