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Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 07-09-2014, 05:38 PM
Replies: 4,694
Views: 252,257
Posted By drrod1
Bicycles here are not special under the law....

Bicycles here are not special under the law. However, different standards are applied in real life. Much effort and resources have been expended to track down cars and motorcycles that have been...
Forum: Equipment 07-07-2014, 10:00 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 320
Posted By drrod1
We had the same issue recently. I found that...

We had the same issue recently. I found that hitting the jog dial a few times fixed it.
I have the latest firmware and the units were set to constant intercom with vox off.
Hoping to hear a...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 07-07-2014, 09:21 PM
Replies: 4,694
Views: 252,257
Posted By drrod1
Thanks for the education. Obviously I am not as...

Thanks for the education. Obviously I am not as well informed as you nor as observant. I will work on improving that as I continue to ride/drive 80,000+ kms per year over on multiple continents....
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 07-07-2014, 07:45 PM
Replies: 4,694
Views: 252,257
Posted By drrod1
"....Exactly what were the cyclist doing that was...

"....Exactly what were the cyclist doing that was illegal?..."

Might be different where you live, but here bicyclists are governed the same set of rules as cars when on the road when it comes to...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 07-07-2014, 07:09 PM
Replies: 4,694
Views: 252,257
Posted By drrod1
[http://blogs.calgaryherald.com/2014/07/01/crowbom...

[http://blogs.calgaryherald.com/2014/07/01/crowbomb-founder-says-crowchild-trail-bike-stunt-is-misunderstood-and-wasnt-a-stunt-at-all/
...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 07-03-2014, 03:34 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,297
Posted By drrod1
3 cheers for VW

May not be the right place for this, but I couldn't see a better one. Mods can move if they want.

https://www.youtube.com/embed/JHixeIr_6BM?rel=0&autoplay=1&iv_load_policy=3
Forum: EMEA 07-01-2014, 09:13 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 244
Posted By drrod1
Barcelona......very beautiful city. Close enough...

Barcelona......very beautiful city. Close enough to the Pyrenees that you can take the train there and back in a day. Or rent a car and visit quaint mountain villages or go to any one of many beaches...
Forum: Equipment 07-01-2014, 07:48 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,059
Posted By drrod1
http://ca.skullcandy.com/shop/headphones/earphones...

http://ca.skullcandy.com/shop/headphones/earphones-and-earbuds/inkd

For the price, they work well. What I like about them is their low profile. Makes wearing them in a helmet more comfortable.
...
Forum: EMEA 07-01-2014, 07:07 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 244
Posted By drrod1
Depends on a lot of thing. - what time of year ...

Depends on a lot of thing.
- what time of year
- what do you like to do on holidays
- By yourself or. With someone else
- how much above free can you spend
- beach, mountain, history type of...
Forum: Ride reports 06-28-2014, 03:43 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 677
Posted By drrod1
The tale of 2 broken wheels and a hold up by towing company (long read)

It all started on Friday the 13th! Was it an omen? 6 of us left Calgary and quickly hit rain and a bit of snow as we made our way south and west to Coeur D'alene, ID. So far so good. Next day off...
Forum: Americas 06-04-2014, 09:59 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 524
Posted By drrod1
http://www.canadasmotorcycle.ca/?gclid=CJ_-55754b4...

http://www.canadasmotorcycle.ca/?gclid=CJ_-55754b4CFVR5MgodlzUAoA
http://www.petes-superbike.com/index.php


Give Pete's Superbike a try or
Canada Motorcycle store

Both are competitive with...
Forum: Equipment 05-29-2014, 06:28 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 1,869
Posted By drrod1
I got one of the early ones. I never did get it...

I got one of the early ones. I never did get it to work very well. Extremely variable battery line, intermittently would just shut down, could not tell it was recording without looking at the front,...
Forum: Canada 05-27-2014, 12:16 PM
Replies: 87
Views: 7,943
Posted By drrod1
For the longest time (and for that matter, it may...

For the longest time (and for that matter, it may still goe on), dealers laid the blame for the wide disparity in pricing, with the US, at the feet of Parts Canada. They claim (and I have no reason...
Forum: Layin' down tracks 05-25-2014, 09:24 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 921
Posted By drrod1
TYRE works great. Utilizes Google maps. Real easy...

TYRE works great. Utilizes Google maps. Real easy to set up routes.
And is free!!!
Free download at tyretotravel.com

Rod
Forum: GS Boxers 05-18-2014, 09:32 PM
Replies: 59
Views: 5,358
Posted By drrod1
Rented a new WCGS for a trip to the IOM and a bit...

Rented a new WCGS for a trip to the IOM and a bit of a tour around northern England and Scotland. 5000kms and the rear pads were shot. (No, I don't over use the back brake. I typically get 50,000+ on...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 05-17-2014, 06:32 PM
Replies: 68
Views: 3,875
Posted By drrod1
Beg to differ. Any comparison has to remove as...

Beg to differ. Any comparison has to remove as many variables as possible. Best car/driver vs best bike/rider. If you don't do that then there is just to much left up to the ability to operate said...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 05-17-2014, 05:07 PM
Replies: 68
Views: 3,875
Posted By drrod1
http://www.autox.in/feature/quattroruote-f1-gp-apr...

http://www.autox.in/feature/quattroruote-f1-gp-april2013-impossible-challenge/

Spanish F1 CatLunya pole time - Hamilton 2014 1m 25.232 sec.
No to GP Catalunya 2013 - Pedrosa - 1min 40.83sec
And...
Forum: Pics, pics, pics... 05-13-2014, 11:47 AM
Replies: 105
Views: 20,023
Posted By drrod1
Fuel mileage is just OK. I have never really kept...

Fuel mileage is just OK. I have never really kept track all that much but 150 miles to a tank is about all you can rely on. Start riding it like it is meant to be ridden and it sucks fuel like you...
Forum: Pics, pics, pics... 05-13-2014, 11:30 AM
Replies: 105
Views: 20,023
Posted By drrod1
http://i246.photobucket.com/albums/gg116/drrod/Bik...

http://i246.photobucket.com/albums/gg116/drrod/Bikes/BB.jpg (http://s246.photobucket.com/user/drrod/media/Bikes/BB.jpg.html)

...
Forum: Equipment 05-10-2014, 08:15 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 2,029
Posted By drrod1
I have good luck with First Gear stuff. ...

I have good luck with First Gear stuff.

http://www.motorcyclegear.com/street/jackets_and_vests/textile_jackets/first_gear/tpg_rainier_jacket_2014.html

Rod
Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 05-10-2014, 04:05 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 289
Posted By drrod1
SF dealer recommendations?

A friend is looking for a place to get a couple of tires put on his 1200RT in the middle of a trip. He will need them in the San Fran area. Anyone have a recommendation as to who/where?
Thanks
Rod
Forum: The Garage 05-03-2014, 09:44 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 604
Posted By drrod1
If you could find a sheet of the type of material...

If you could find a sheet of the type of material that flexible fridge magnets are made of, you could just attach it to the inside with duct tape. Would be a stronger "bond" than just metal.

Home...
Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 04-26-2014, 12:14 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,106
Posted By drrod1
We are planning on riding 88, 4, 108, and 120 as...

We are planning on riding 88, 4, 108, and 120 as we zig zag back and forth for a couple of days before we get to Bishop/Big Pine. I have added the Bristlecone center to the itinerary as well.
...
Forum: Equipment 04-24-2014, 07:30 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 466
Posted By drrod1
I have my GPS plugged into the "audio' port of...

I have my GPS plugged into the "audio' port of the SM10 and my V1 plugged into the "aux" port. The audio from the V1 easily overshadows anything coming from the GPS (music or directions). I do not...
Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 04-24-2014, 06:17 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,106
Posted By drrod1
Thanks to everyone for your thoughts. We are not...

Thanks to everyone for your thoughts. We are not riders that are used to dealing with the temperatures we would probably encounter in DV so I think I will modify the route a bit.
Probably ride to...
Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 04-23-2014, 07:43 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,106
Posted By drrod1
This day is just a part of a 2 week ride....

This day is just a part of a 2 week ride. Starting and ending in San Francisco.
We are planning on doing a few high passes, Big Bear, Palomar, Malibu canyons, and the PCH as well. I rode D V on...
Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 04-23-2014, 04:36 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,106
Posted By drrod1
Death valley in summer?

I posted this elsewhere but thought I might get more input from this part of the forum.
Thanks
Rod

A group of us (from all corners of the globe) meet up once a year for a ride. This year it was...
Forum: Day Trippin' 04-22-2014, 04:42 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 517
Posted By drrod1
Thanks for the advice. We are doing the sierras, ...

Thanks for the advice. We are doing the sierras, Angeles crest, Malibu canyons, and the PCH as well.
May have to do some re routing.
Rod
Forum: Day Trippin' 04-22-2014, 03:11 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 517
Posted By drrod1
Death Valley in summer??

A group of us (from all corners of the globe) meet up once a year for a ride. This year it was decided to do southern California. I am in charge of routing and thought Death Valley should be on the...
Forum: Canada 04-17-2014, 03:48 PM
Replies: 4,895
Views: 355,838
Posted By drrod1
I took it last year. I am very inexperienced on...

I took it last year. I am very inexperienced on non paved surfaces so it was invaluable to me. Well worth the money IMO. The balancing exercises showcased how poor I really am.
Instructors were...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 03-27-2014, 09:08 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 4,231
Posted By drrod1
I went last year. It had to be seen to be...

I went last year. It had to be seen to be believed. I did 4 laps of the circuit at a brisk pace and it was a thrill ride for sure. I can't even imagine what it would be like to average over 130 mph a...
Forum: Canada 03-24-2014, 09:19 PM
Replies: 4,895
Views: 355,838
Posted By drrod1
Man, that sucks. Heal fast but don't rush it. An...

Man, that sucks. Heal fast but don't rush it. An extra few days may prevent complications down the road.
Rod
Forum: Canada 02-01-2014, 06:14 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,664
Posted By drrod1
I have used TD insurance for several years. They...

I have used TD insurance for several years. They also go by the Primum moniker. I have always found them good to deal with and cost is as good or better than anyone else I could find. I have 3 bikes...
Forum: Canada 01-30-2014, 08:36 PM
Replies: 146
Views: 8,200
Posted By drrod1
ups

For what it is worth, I too refuse to do business with any company that uses either UPS or FedEx to ship across the border. Exorbitant brokerage and handling fees.
Rod
Forum: Americas 12-10-2013, 03:09 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 517
Posted By drrod1
Thanks everyone for the suggestions. From what I...

Thanks everyone for the suggestions. From what I can see, it looks like the Benchmark map will be the way to go. I don't really need any off road information, but there are so many of the NF roads...
Forum: Americas 12-08-2013, 07:21 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 517
Posted By drrod1
Looking for the whole state. Rod

Looking for the whole state.
Rod
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 12-05-2013, 12:15 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 5,905
Posted By drrod1
Great post and summary of the situation. If you...

Great post and summary of the situation. If you want your pillion to enjoy the ride, ride with you again, and appreciate the sport, then keep their comfort in mind. If you don't really care, then at...
Forum: Americas 12-05-2013, 09:53 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 517
Posted By drrod1
Oregon maps??

I have hunted quite a bit and have not been able to find any maps of Oregon that would be equivalent to the Destination Hiways or the Butler maps. The regular road maps (eg. Rand McNally) are OK but...
Forum: Racing 11-17-2013, 12:21 AM
Replies: 3,051
Views: 248,304
Posted By drrod1
There is not a day goes by that I don't thank my...

There is not a day goes by that I don't thank my lucky stars that my daughter loves to ride. I am lucky enough to ride with her a lot in many different places of the world. I cherish every second...
Forum: The Garage 10-26-2013, 12:40 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,889
Posted By drrod1
Strange as it sounds, spread Crazy Glue along the...

Strange as it sounds, spread Crazy Glue along the break and then liberally sprinkle baking soda onto the glue. Stir with a tooth pick. Incredibly strong bond is formed. You can enhance the fix by...
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