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Forum: Ride reports 12-30-2014, 07:40 PM
Replies: 520
Views: 98,253
Posted By VFR
Another fantastic OSO report!!! :clap:clap ...

Another fantastic OSO report!!! :clap:clap There were some cliffhanger spots and incredible scenery.

Thanks for taking us along & have a Great New Year. Rest up for the next ride...:lol3
Forum: Road warriors 12-25-2014, 09:16 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 3,549
Posted By VFR
I have an '05. That thing is a rocket. Fully...

I have an '05. That thing is a rocket. Fully adjustable suspension front & back, 420 lbs, 147 hp, really fun to ride. The downside is that it is a day ride bike, like my Aprilia Mille. Sweet...
Forum: Road warriors 12-25-2014, 08:58 PM
Replies: 95
Views: 10,001
Posted By VFR
Tink, you're doing it wrong if you are putting...

Tink, you're doing it wrong if you are putting your weight on your wrists. You hold yourself up with your back & just lay your hand on the bars. If I want to sit up straight, I ride one-handed. I...
Forum: Road warriors 12-25-2014, 08:29 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 751
Posted By VFR
I have a Corbin on my Tiger. Very comfortable...

I have a Corbin on my Tiger. Very comfortable with great back support. I had the stock seat redone by Seat Concepts. I use that one mostly because I ride with a tool bag on the back & it fits...
Forum: Ride reports 12-23-2014, 09:29 PM
Replies: 520
Views: 98,253
Posted By VFR
WOW!!!! Little Wan, try to imagine that bit of...

WOW!!!! Little Wan, try to imagine that bit of single track two-up--in the dark--in the rain...:eek1

You guys have some hair, I have to say!! Major props for that riding.:deal
Forum: ADVrider annual rallies 12-23-2014, 08:58 PM
Replies: 127
Views: 15,656
Posted By VFR
I was at Lake City. My first Westfest & didn't...

I was at Lake City. My first Westfest & didn't know a soul when I got there. I lucked out by meeting & staying at one of the best cabins for entertainment & meeting people there was. Had a great...
Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 12-15-2014, 09:38 AM
Replies: 492
Views: 13,387
Posted By VFR
Geez!!! Just stopped in here to see what's new &...

Geez!!! Just stopped in here to see what's new & I'm 11 pages in. Oh Well...


IN!!
Forum: Road warriors 12-10-2014, 08:51 PM
Replies: 95
Views: 10,001
Posted By VFR
I did that one already. Wait till you replace...

I did that one already. Wait till you replace all of the brake lines.... :eek1 :lol3
Forum: Equipment 12-03-2014, 06:20 PM
Replies: 59
Views: 5,756
Posted By VFR
Well, the dog likes it, so I guess it's worth the...

Well, the dog likes it, so I guess it's worth the money right there....

Lots of great info on this thread.
Forum: Ride reports 12-02-2014, 08:48 PM
Replies: 2,588
Views: 1,374,027
Posted By VFR
No Kidding!!! I've stalked them since the...

No Kidding!!! I've stalked them since the beginning...:clap

Saved me a ton of money too.. They took all of the pictures, so now I don't have to go to any of those places. :lol3
Forum: Equipment 11-30-2014, 06:58 PM
Replies: 77
Views: 6,044
Posted By VFR
I had a Big Agnes mattress. I wasn't real warm...

I had a Big Agnes mattress. I wasn't real warm on it & it kept sliding all over the tent. Replaced with an Exped Synmat for the summer and an Exped Downmat in cooler temps.

Instead of sleeping...
Forum: Ride reports 11-29-2014, 08:18 PM
Replies: 520
Views: 98,253
Posted By VFR
LittleWan, did you guys move??? I think I recall...

LittleWan, did you guys move??? I think I recall something about a new house early in the report.

Bummer about your foot. Try not to do that one again. :deal

And stupid pretty much is my...
Forum: Equipment 11-29-2014, 01:16 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 2,454
Posted By VFR
Holy Cow!!! The OP should be all over that!! I...

Holy Cow!!! The OP should be all over that!! I would darn near get a second tent for that price.

Hey OP!!! I'm local if you want to touch & feel the MM tent....:deal
Forum: Vendors 11-29-2014, 11:58 AM
Replies: 60
Views: 7,164
Posted By VFR
WOW!!! Talk about fast shipping! I ordered this...

WOW!!! Talk about fast shipping! I ordered this yesterday & it arrived this morning!! You must have been parked down the street waiting for me to order.:lol3

Tried it on to make sure I had the...
Forum: Equipment 11-28-2014, 07:51 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 2,454
Posted By VFR
The new ones are green but I have the earlier...

The new ones are green but I have the earlier model that is bright orange! Never stealth camped in that one. It does pack small & the poles are short. Good choice.
Forum: Vendors 11-28-2014, 11:32 AM
Replies: 60
Views: 7,164
Posted By VFR
I have to quit watching these things. Just...

I have to quit watching these things. Just ordered the Lazer Monaco helmet. That is a great deal!!! Thanks but now I'm broke....:lol3
Forum: Equipment 11-26-2014, 08:03 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 2,454
Posted By VFR
I've stealth camped ever since I got my...

I've stealth camped ever since I got my Mountainsmith tent. Never a problem. You just have to get far enough off the road where the headlights won't hit the tent. We usually find a spot before...
Forum: Equipment 11-25-2014, 08:55 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 2,454
Posted By VFR
I have the Nemo Losi 2. Very nice tent. Rather...

I have the Nemo Losi 2. Very nice tent. Rather than a stuff sack, it comes in a compartmented roll with separate compartments for poles, stakes, tent & fly. This rolls up into a nice package. I...
Forum: Road warriors 11-25-2014, 07:40 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 617
Posted By VFR
I have them on mine & they work well. The rear...

I have them on mine & they work well. The rear shock has a Sprint spring on it. Work was done by Racetech.
Forum: Road warriors 11-23-2014, 09:52 PM
Replies: 95
Views: 10,001
Posted By VFR
Nice bike. I have a '98. Just turned 100K miles...

Nice bike. I have a '98. Just turned 100K miles in Utah on the way to Montana & South Dakota this year.

BTW, I just turned 75 and still have the stock bars & pegs on mine.... I did however...
Forum: Ride reports 11-23-2014, 08:42 PM
Replies: 520
Views: 98,253
Posted By VFR
All Right!!! IN for this one. Figured it should...

All Right!!! IN for this one. Figured it should be about time for another OSO report.

Let's Roll!!:clap
Forum: Ride reports 11-21-2014, 08:33 PM
Replies: 244
Views: 20,746
Posted By VFR
Beautiful country up there. I was up that way...

Beautiful country up there. I was up that way this year again--but on the pavement--my bike don't like dirt roads.... Although those looked enticing, except for the drops...I would be doing a lot...
Forum: Road warriors 11-10-2014, 10:17 AM
Replies: 66
Views: 17,060
Posted By VFR
I had my front forks revalved using Honda F3...

I had my front forks revalved using Honda F3 valves, which, by the way flow exactly the same as Racetech valves and new springs. Use a Triumph Sprint spring on the rear shock. World of difference....
Forum: Equipment 11-09-2014, 11:10 AM
Replies: 1,068
Views: 321,372
Posted By VFR
Who makes that one??? I don't want one, just...

Who makes that one??? I don't want one, just want to make sure I don't get one by accident.... :eek1 :lol3
Forum: Ride reports 10-10-2014, 10:07 PM
Replies: 83
Views: 12,865
Posted By VFR
It is, but Chief Joseph is better. Beartooth has...

It is, but Chief Joseph is better. Beartooth has more touristas on it. Did both this year again only in reverse order.
Forum: Ride reports 10-06-2014, 10:14 PM
Replies: 83
Views: 12,865
Posted By VFR
IN for this one!!! I was up that way this year. ...

IN for this one!!! I was up that way this year. Rode all the way around Yellowstone but never been inside. Don't miss Beartooth & Chief Joseph. I hit all of the twisties & none of the...
Forum: ADVrider annual rallies 10-06-2014, 09:57 PM
Replies: 127
Views: 15,656
Posted By VFR
Hmmm, I just might do this one. I haven't been...

Hmmm, I just might do this one. I haven't been to a Westfest for a couple of years.

On the radar!
Forum: Equipment 09-29-2014, 09:18 PM
Replies: 66
Views: 8,376
Posted By VFR
This thread is frigging hilarious!!! :lol3:rofl ...

This thread is frigging hilarious!!! :lol3:rofl

On topic here, I use the Duluth one. It does the job. I tried pulling them & I swear they grow back faster, longer & thicker.

Off...
Forum: Ride reports 09-26-2014, 09:33 PM
Replies: 74
Views: 10,587
Posted By VFR
Just catching up here. My good friend & riding...

Just catching up here. My good friend & riding partner was the Battalion Chief on that fire in Lompoc. Turns out there were lots of fires in SoCal around that time.

You are correct, Hwy 62 is a...
Forum: Americas 09-19-2014, 08:30 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 631
Posted By VFR
Wow, Ojinaga has certainly changed since I lived...

Wow, Ojinaga has certainly changed since I lived in Presidio in 1959. The border crossing was a rickety old wooden bridge then. I imagine Presidio has changed a bunch as well. We used to just...
Forum: Equipment 09-14-2014, 12:26 PM
Replies: 2,749
Views: 1,071,640
Posted By VFR
If I am going on a trip where rain is a...

If I am going on a trip where rain is a possibility, I carry a Marmot rain jacket JIC. This year I went to camp at Bryce Canyon for a few days & rain was in the area. I stuck a collapsible umbrella...
Forum: Equipment 09-14-2014, 12:21 PM
Replies: 76
Views: 8,218
Posted By VFR
I too, am of the opinion that it used to be a...

I too, am of the opinion that it used to be a much better store than they are now. I bought quite a bit of name brand stuff there years ago, but they now seem to have only their brand. The few...
Forum: Equipment 09-02-2014, 09:56 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 2,864
Posted By VFR
+1 on the Cycle Pump!!! That is an industrial...

+1 on the Cycle Pump!!! That is an industrial strength unit. :deal I have used it to inflate car tires.

A bike at one gathering had a flat; they broke the bead to patch the tire inside & were...
Forum: Ride reports 09-01-2014, 08:47 PM
Replies: 1,071
Views: 259,309
Posted By VFR
YIKES!!! I was just thinking it should be about...

YIKES!!! I was just thinking it should be about time for another Wans RR & here I find you damaged. Not Good! :eek1

Rest up--Hah!!--and get back in action soon.
Forum: Equipment 09-01-2014, 10:52 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 2,864
Posted By VFR
I have used the gummy worms for years. Always...

I have used the gummy worms for years. Always start out the season with a fresh batch of worms & glue.

I bought the Dynaplug recently because it is more compact & much less mess. Luckily, I...
Forum: Equipment 08-29-2014, 10:36 AM
Replies: 46
Views: 5,327
Posted By VFR
I thought in NY the horn came on with the...

I thought in NY the horn came on with the ignition switch.....:lol3








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Forum: Road warriors 08-29-2014, 10:11 AM
Replies: 1,765
Views: 261,675
Posted By VFR
^^^^ There ya go!! I have one of those with...

^^^^ There ya go!! I have one of those with over 100K mostly touring miles on it. I bought a Blackbird for touring & soon realized that the VFR was better for the kind I do--running the backroads,...
Forum: Road warriors 08-28-2014, 04:15 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 3,602
Posted By VFR
That's when you know it was a good deal.........

That's when you know it was a good deal...... :lol3

No matter what the bike is, someone here won't like it. You're buying the bike for you, so unless it has obvious reliability issues--which...
Forum: Ride reports 08-24-2014, 09:34 PM
Replies: 814
Views: 188,573
Posted By VFR
That is a fantastic trip you're on!!! Been...

That is a fantastic trip you're on!!! Been reading this from the start and enjoying every post. You are sure running into some interesting people.
Forum: Ride reports 08-24-2014, 09:05 PM
Replies: 174
Views: 25,223
Posted By VFR
That VW powered bike was in my garage for about...

That VW powered bike was in my garage for about 20 years. It was originally built by Von Dutch.

Enjoying the report. Try to stay dry.....
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