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Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 02-02-2009, 03:14 PM
Replies: 124
Views: 5,803
Posted By AZKLR
Mike's list is pretty good but I don't think the...

Mike's list is pretty good but I don't think the traffic is that bad, although for those of us who have been here for decades, it seems to be so much worse. But whenever I travel to any other...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 11-22-2008, 04:16 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 2,587
Posted By AZKLR
You are right about the tradition thing, that's...

You are right about the tradition thing, that's all it is. I rode motors years ago and even then wondered why we would ride double, other than special controlled events and funerals. As for those...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 09-12-2008, 10:26 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 2,852
Posted By AZKLR
A very good reminder but probably largely...

A very good reminder but probably largely preaching to the choir on these kinds of forums. Most of the m/c forums I visit, the riders are mostly safety conscious. I am amazed at how often I meet...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 08-22-2008, 07:46 AM
Replies: 57
Views: 4,087
Posted By AZKLR
I once owned a Triumph ST also. Great bike, a...

I once owned a Triumph ST also. Great bike, a little too much sport bike riding position for multi-day riding, for me, but I could do overnighters pretty easy. Love that triple.
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 08-21-2008, 04:02 PM
Replies: 57
Views: 4,087
Posted By AZKLR
I have an 03 Wing next to my new KLR. I probably...

I have an 03 Wing next to my new KLR. I probably will never be able to afford another Wing but it is incomparable for all day riding. the bulk disappears as soon as you start riding. It has a low...
Forum: Equipment 08-14-2008, 11:08 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 8,471
Posted By AZKLR
I agree with the above, but still wear my street...

I agree with the above, but still wear my street helmet offroad because I have a heck of a time trying to get used to goggles over my glasses. I have the OTG goggles and I'll keep trying.
Forum: GPS 101 - Which GPS For Me 08-07-2008, 03:49 PM
Replies: 2,933
Views: 386,344
Posted By AZKLR
Garmin Colorado 400T, preloaded with Topo maps. ...

Garmin Colorado 400T, preloaded with Topo maps. Very nice but pricey. My first GPS, I didn't know any better. No regrets but there are probably less expensive units that meet your needs.
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 07-31-2008, 02:43 PM
Replies: 55
Views: 3,861
Posted By AZKLR
Reminds me of Michael Jordan sticking his tongue...

Reminds me of Michael Jordan sticking his tongue out on his jump shots. For years, every kid on a playground was sticking his tongue out.
Forum: Equipment 07-17-2008, 12:13 PM
Replies: 54
Views: 5,689
Posted By AZKLR
I wear silk long johns in the cold weather. I...

I wear silk long johns in the cold weather. I would never wear silk in the heat.
Forum: Equipment 07-17-2008, 12:12 PM
Replies: 54
Views: 5,689
Posted By AZKLR
And I've always used a sheepskin seat pad

And I've always used a sheepskin seat pad
Forum: Equipment 07-17-2008, 12:10 PM
Replies: 54
Views: 5,689
Posted By AZKLR
I wore Underarmour once on a 105 degree day,...

I wore Underarmour once on a 105 degree day, shirt and skivvies under my mesh gear. Almost died of heat stroke. Went home and changed into regular cotton blend undies and t-shirt and was fine for...
Forum: Equipment 07-09-2008, 07:27 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 2,537
Posted By AZKLR
Motoport also makes Cordura jackets and pants,...

Motoport also makes Cordura jackets and pants, w/o the Kevlar. They don't use the polyurethane coating like some other mfgs do. I like Olympia because they are one of the few (besides Motoport) who...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 07-04-2008, 04:11 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 3,575
Posted By AZKLR
That's cool, thanks for the link. If you see a...

That's cool, thanks for the link. If you see a test of the textiles, please let us know.
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 07-01-2008, 07:55 AM
Replies: 45
Views: 3,575
Posted By AZKLR
That has been one of my gripes for a while. the...

That has been one of my gripes for a while. the magazines reviews of gear usually talk about how comfy it is, how many zippers and pockets, and whether it has armor here and there. Why don't they...
Forum: Equipment 06-10-2008, 10:19 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,083
Posted By AZKLR
I wear mesh all year. Usually just regular...

I wear mesh all year. Usually just regular underwear and sometimes gym shorts under the pants. I wear a long sleeve t-shirt under the jacket because I've gotten sunburned through the mesh jacket,...
Forum: Equipment 06-08-2008, 07:50 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 412
Posted By AZKLR
You already made a purchase but just fyi, I have...

You already made a purchase but just fyi, I have these and they are a good fit for wide feet.
...
Forum: Equipment 06-04-2008, 11:14 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 3,667
Posted By AZKLR
Olympia is one of the few brands that still uses...

Olympia is one of the few brands that still uses Cordura, probably the best of the textile fabrics for abrasion resistance. I have a ten year old Tourmaster jacket that is Cordura but TM does not...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 06-03-2008, 12:52 PM
Replies: 55
Views: 3,757
Posted By AZKLR
I have a good friend who does not wear gloves. ...

I have a good friend who does not wear gloves. He gets severe allergic reaction on his hands to the dye in the leather. I told him he needs to get some without dye, anything will help. I told...
Forum: The Garage 06-02-2008, 12:56 PM
Replies: 108
Views: 136,851
Posted By AZKLR
What does that manual say you CAN use?

What does that manual say you CAN use?
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 05-27-2008, 04:30 PM
Replies: 111
Views: 8,135
Posted By AZKLR
I was going to comment that I tried to go...

I was going to comment that I tried to go car-less a few years ago but the heat in Phoenix got to me. I salute you being almost totally motor commuting in LV. At my age now, pushing 6 decades, I...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 05-27-2008, 04:24 PM
Replies: 54
Views: 3,187
Posted By AZKLR
This can give you tips on what to practice. ...

This can give you tips on what to practice.

http://dualsportriding.com/index.php?id=621
Forum: Equipment 05-24-2008, 09:42 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 3,805
Posted By AZKLR
I wear black mesh pants all summer in Arizona and...

I wear black mesh pants all summer in Arizona and they are cooler than denim jeans, by a lot. I even got sunburned through my jeans once. Never with the mesh pants.

But if there is an option for...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 05-24-2008, 09:18 PM
Replies: 106
Views: 4,935
Posted By AZKLR
If you have a 20% loss in fuel mileage, it has...

If you have a 20% loss in fuel mileage, it has nothing to do with a ten percent ethanol blend, unless your vehicle is really old. You either miscalculated or something else is wrong. It is simply...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 05-24-2008, 09:11 PM
Replies: 106
Views: 4,935
Posted By AZKLR
I meant the fuel pump at the gas station, i.e....

I meant the fuel pump at the gas station, i.e. the fuel tanks, not the fuel pump on the vehicle. Sorry.
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 05-24-2008, 09:28 AM
Replies: 106
Views: 4,935
Posted By AZKLR
By the way, I'm not a defender or advocate of...

By the way, I'm not a defender or advocate of ethanol but just did a lot of research to check out various things I've heard. The oil man Boone Pickens calls ethanol a "joke" as a long term solution...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 05-24-2008, 09:23 AM
Replies: 106
Views: 4,935
Posted By AZKLR
The ethanol burns cleaner and will reduce carbon...

The ethanol burns cleaner and will reduce carbon deposits on the engine. It is a higher octane rating but I don't know how that would affect HP on any given engine. The affinity for water is not a...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 05-23-2008, 03:40 PM
Replies: 106
Views: 4,935
Posted By AZKLR
10 percent ethanol should not reduce mileage by...

10 percent ethanol should not reduce mileage by anymore than 3 percent. All vehilces from 1993 and up should have no fuel systems problems with ethanol. Vehicles earlier than that will have issues....
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 05-23-2008, 07:32 AM
Replies: 106
Views: 4,935
Posted By AZKLR
The ethanol is added to reduce harmful emissions,...

The ethanol is added to reduce harmful emissions, not improve performance. We've had it for so long in AZ, I can't remember being without it. Never had any problems with any car or bike. I think...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 05-22-2008, 02:07 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,080
Posted By AZKLR
If you think it is only women on cell phones,...

If you think it is only women on cell phones, take another look. You can even see motorcyclists on them now.
Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 05-22-2008, 07:13 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 483
Posted By AZKLR
Great book for AZ folks

If you ride off road in AZ, here is a great book to have. It has detailed descriptions of hundreds of trails with GPS points, turn by turn descriptions, pictures, etc. Really good for dual sport...
Forum: Equipment 05-20-2008, 04:45 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,227
Posted By AZKLR
Same here, but I do like the Fox motocross socks...

Same here, but I do like the Fox motocross socks because they are long enough to let me put my knee/shin guards on over them instead of on my bare leg.
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 05-20-2008, 04:41 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 2,174
Posted By AZKLR
Someone above mentioned uninsured/underinsured as...

Someone above mentioned uninsured/underinsured as being inexpensive. Not for me in AZ, it is almost two thirds of my total policy premium, but I won't ride without it.
Forum: Equipment 05-19-2008, 09:41 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,252
Posted By AZKLR
I'm a 13 wide and Sidi Discovery fits very well.

I'm a 13 wide and Sidi Discovery fits very well.
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 05-19-2008, 09:31 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 820
Posted By AZKLR
I ride sandy washes here in AZ, not by choice,...

I ride sandy washes here in AZ, not by choice, but seems every nice back country trail finds a wash sooner or later. I've had lots of trouble with that also. Letting the front end find its own way...
Forum: Equipment 05-05-2008, 10:17 PM
Replies: 92
Views: 17,680
Posted By AZKLR
Unfortunately, they don't make that stuff in...

Unfortunately, they don't make that stuff in chunky man sizes. But I am going to the gym so maybe I'll get into it someday.:D
Forum: Equipment 05-05-2008, 09:13 AM
Replies: 92
Views: 17,680
Posted By AZKLR
I hate anecdotal information but I'll give some...

I hate anecdotal information but I'll give some anyway. I've seen two sport tour riders go down at pretty good speeds in mesh gear. Both walked away just fine and the mesh held up well. One was...
Forum: Equipment 05-04-2008, 03:45 PM
Replies: 92
Views: 17,680
Posted By AZKLR
That is what I've found out through experience. ...

That is what I've found out through experience. Many years ago I rode for the Highway Patrol. We wore those wool riding pants (they still wear them for some reason) and I went down at about 40 MPH...
Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 05-03-2008, 05:12 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 1,534
Posted By AZKLR
If you want an off road ride to Bagdad, you can...

If you want an off road ride to Bagdad, you can turn off 89 on Date Creek Road, between Congress and just before you go up the hill to Yarnell. There is not a road sign with the name but a sign that...
Forum: Equipment 08-09-2007, 03:38 PM
Replies: 76
Views: 5,547
Posted By AZKLR
I started reading this thread a few days ago,...

I started reading this thread a few days ago, (longtime lurker, recently purchased '08 KLR), I ordered the DVD based on reviews here, received it yesterday and watched it. I think it is great,...
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