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Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 11-14-2014, 09:02 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,765
Posted By kbroderick
...and much to my surprise (not), I just got a...

...and much to my surprise (not), I just got a call from AAA—they will not reimburse for the tow because "cube vans are not covered". That I was sleeping in it apparently doesn't qualify it as an RV,...
Forum: Equipment 11-12-2014, 01:10 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,352
Posted By kbroderick
Ski pants generally have reinforcements on the...

Ski pants generally have reinforcements on the inside bottom of the pants, just as most moto pants have heavier material in the seat and knees. I think the materials may actually be similar (keprotec...
Forum: Equipment 11-11-2014, 11:07 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,352
Posted By kbroderick
I've thought about wearing leathers for spring...

I've thought about wearing leathers for spring fun races (and maybe I'll do so this year), but I don't have room for leathers in my ski boots (nothing goes in ski boots except your foot and your...
Forum: Racing 11-11-2014, 10:58 PM
Replies: 156
Views: 11,246
Posted By kbroderick
So how about the brief but awkward silence on the...

So how about the brief but awkward silence on the commentary feed as Alex (in his leathers and championship jersey) and Marc were celebrating together, following Marc's win? I was surprised they...
Forum: Racing 11-11-2014, 10:55 PM
Replies: 4,056
Views: 408,179
Posted By kbroderick
This is the Internet; there's no reason to let a...

This is the Internet; there's no reason to let a lack of useful knowledge prevent you from posting. :D



That, however, I will heartily second. Many thanks, especially to the posters who are...
Forum: GS Boxers 11-09-2014, 07:50 PM
Replies: 197
Views: 26,911
Posted By kbroderick
I know for sure that packing mud and grass into...

I know for sure that packing mud and grass into the Stantons is a great way to dry it out. So there definitely is heat transfer (and potential for wonderful smells) there; whether or not it has any...
Forum: GS Boxers 11-09-2014, 12:22 PM
Replies: 197
Views: 26,911
Posted By kbroderick
Doesn't that create a heat retention issue,...

Doesn't that create a heat retention issue, though, with no airflow to the top of the head?
Forum: GS Boxers 11-07-2014, 11:01 AM
Replies: 197
Views: 26,911
Posted By kbroderick
I think that the third mounting point really is...

I think that the third mounting point really is the issue. I've beat the everliving snot out of my Stantons, and they did rather well in the Vermont woods until the first significant unplanned...
Forum: The Rockies – It's all downhill from here... 11-05-2014, 11:06 PM
Replies: 14,787
Views: 1,128,776
Posted By kbroderick
Online metric bolts source?

Are there any good, localish sources for small online orders of metric bolts? Back east, I'd use BoltDepot.com, but I'm wondering if anyone a bit closer to Montana offers similar pricing.

(FWIW, I...
Forum: The Rockies – It's all downhill from here... 11-05-2014, 10:36 PM
Replies: 14,787
Views: 1,128,776
Posted By kbroderick
The sudden and dramatic failure mode of failed...

The sudden and dramatic failure mode of failed lithium batteries has led several tech companies to silently extend warranties on batteries that otherwise wouldn't be covered; I'd have to guess they...
Forum: The Rockies – It's all downhill from here... 11-02-2014, 09:08 AM
Replies: 1,430
Views: 107,922
Posted By kbroderick
Moto Registration

Seeing as I'm going to have to register my motorcycle in Montana sooner or later, I started looking at the rules. I see both on-road and dual-use registrations for motos and quads listed on the state...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 11-01-2014, 09:44 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,765
Posted By kbroderick
Oh, one other thing about AMA towing: it does not...

Oh, one other thing about AMA towing: it does not cover trailers. So when I used the AMA tow coverage to get my truck to Fairmont, I would have needed to pay separately for the trailer (fortunately,...
Forum: Vendors 10-30-2014, 05:20 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 1,884
Posted By kbroderick
I was thinking in a manner similar to my...

I was thinking in a manner similar to my overpriced Touratech unit—the bike temp reads voltage from a standard sender (probably a VDO, I don't know for sure), and the tach is from an inductive pickup...
Forum: Vendors 10-29-2014, 08:02 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 1,884
Posted By kbroderick
I'd love to have three more pieces of...

I'd love to have three more pieces of data—tachometer and engine (oil or water depending on the bike) temp—and cumulative mileage (i.e. programmable odometer). The ability to read impulses from a...
Forum: Vendors 10-29-2014, 07:42 PM
Replies: 332
Views: 39,848
Posted By kbroderick
Got mine, as well, but having recently gone from...

Got mine, as well, but having recently gone from one salaried to two hourly jobs, I haven't had time to do more than pull it out of the box. Hopefully I'll have some free time this weekend...not...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 10-29-2014, 07:05 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,765
Posted By kbroderick
So, having just driven cross-country in a...

So, having just driven cross-country in a 20-year-old Ford box van, I've had recent experiences with both AAA and AMA. I've also used AMA earlier this summer to get my R1150GS towed, once when the...
Forum: GPS Tracks - Northeast, Southeast & Florida 10-24-2014, 10:00 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 3,205
Posted By kbroderick
Towns may, at their discretion, adopt ordinances...

Towns may, at their discretion, adopt ordinances limiting motorized use of legal trails. I was told by a lawyer familiar with such things that if a legal trail is not posted to prohibit motorized use...
Forum: GS Boxers 10-20-2014, 10:58 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 1,685
Posted By kbroderick
Doesn't the HES (among other bits) control when...

Doesn't the HES (among other bits) control when fuel injectors open? With that mileage and age, I'd be highly suspect of the original HES and replace it—even if it's not bad yet, it's relatively easy...
Forum: Northeast - Greater Flugistan and home of the carpet baggers. 10-20-2014, 09:08 PM
Replies: 1,693
Views: 111,796
Posted By kbroderick
...and for a really good time, be sure to set...

...and for a really good time, be sure to set your GPS to "shortest distance."

:evil

No, really, there's a lot of good class-four riding in that area, of various levels of difficulty, as well...
Forum: The Rockies – It's all downhill from here... 10-20-2014, 10:26 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 507
Posted By kbroderick
Thanks for the Alpine Lodge suggestion. I am all...

Thanks for the Alpine Lodge suggestion. I am all set for housing at this point--turns out the cousin of one of my Vermont coworkers lives in town and was able to help me out.

I even got out for a...
Forum: The Rockies – It's all downhill from here... 10-18-2014, 01:59 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 507
Posted By kbroderick
I've done true backcountry camping, and I'll...

I've done true backcountry camping, and I'll probably do it again at some point...but one of the things that experience taught me is that it's certainly not necessary, but it's really, really nice to...
Forum: The Rockies – It's all downhill from here... 10-17-2014, 08:06 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 507
Posted By kbroderick
At the moment, I don't have a home--I'm planning...

At the moment, I don't have a home--I'm planning to settle in Montana once I find a job. And, while AAA might cover the first 96 hours with trip interruption insurance, they're definitely not...
Forum: The Rockies – It's all downhill from here... 10-17-2014, 08:02 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 507
Posted By kbroderick
Wink Good pointer, thanks. Looks like they've got a...

Good pointer, thanks. Looks like they've got a similar fee to KOA, unfortunately, and they're a bit further than I expect to be able to drive. I'd love to find something a smidge more expensive that...
Forum: The Rockies – It's all downhill from here... 10-17-2014, 11:40 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 507
Posted By kbroderick
Question Place to camp and keep a 6x12 trailer near Red Lodge (while my truck gets fixed)

So, after spending several unanticipated days in Minnesota (http://advrider.com/forums/showthread.php?t=1015674), I've made it as far as Red Lodge, Montana, and made my transmission unhappy in the...
Forum: Central – From Da Nort Woods to the Plane States 10-14-2014, 06:04 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,065
Posted By kbroderick
Speaking of which, I rode one of these...

Speaking of which, I rode one of these arrow-straight gravel roads you've got out here in a stiff crosswind today, and dang--marbles and varying depths of gravel at 60 MPH are one thing, but the wind...
Forum: Central – From Da Nort Woods to the Plane States 10-14-2014, 01:05 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,065
Posted By kbroderick
...and one shackle located and will be installed...

...and one shackle located and will be installed this afternoon, I'll be picking the other one up at the auto parts store in the morning and bringing it down for installation.

I guess I will visit...
Forum: Central – From Da Nort Woods to the Plane States 10-14-2014, 12:16 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,065
Posted By kbroderick
Got the call from the Ford dealer. The new...

Got the call from the Ford dealer.

The new hose had loosened up and was leaking as a result. They tightened it up, put more oil in it, and it seems to be good to go...except that I've got a broken...
Forum: Central – From Da Nort Woods to the Plane States 10-14-2014, 08:38 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,065
Posted By kbroderick
Well, that didn't last long. I'm in...

Well, that didn't last long.

I'm in Worthington, and the truck is on its way to the Ford dealer in Sibley, Iowa. It ran fine for a while, but I ended up on yet another off-ramp, again with low oil...
Forum: Vendors 10-14-2014, 07:59 AM
Replies: 332
Views: 39,848
Posted By kbroderick
It's amazing how far behind an agency can get...

It's amazing how far behind an agency can get when its budget is at stake...reminds me of trying to get phone and DSL service installed while Verizon and the union were late in negotiations and a...
Forum: Trip Planning 10-14-2014, 07:29 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 5,390
Posted By kbroderick
Alternatively, if you're just looking at...

Alternatively, if you're just looking at maintained gravel and maybe the occasional easy two-track, the 250/300cc street bikes (Ninjette, mini-CBR, TU-250x, etc) might be worth considering. Most of...
Forum: Central – From Da Nort Woods to the Plane States 10-13-2014, 04:39 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,065
Posted By kbroderick
Rolling. Thanks for all the help and well-wishing.

Rolling. Thanks for all the help and well-wishing.
Forum: Central – From Da Nort Woods to the Plane States 10-13-2014, 10:41 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,065
Posted By kbroderick
Update from the shop: it's not the front main...

Update from the shop: it's not the front main seal, as they had thought; it's one of the high-pressure oil lines at the top of the engine making enough of a mess that they were misled. Good news:...
Forum: West – California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 10-12-2014, 09:25 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 348
Posted By kbroderick
There's your problem. You're not supposed to do...

There's your problem. You're not supposed to do that, unless you mean finding a firm-bottomed, clear-running water crossing. :lol3

Honestly, I just let stuff dry and then brush it off if I need to...
Forum: Layin' down tracks 10-12-2014, 06:49 PM
Replies: 11,405
Views: 1,336,616
Posted By kbroderick
Have you ever transported the GPS (or the GPS and...

Have you ever transported the GPS (or the GPS and bike) while it was off?

I'm in the process of a cross-country move. When I pulled my GPS out of the trailer here in Minnesota and rode around a...
Forum: Central – From Da Nort Woods to the Plane States 10-10-2014, 08:33 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,065
Posted By kbroderick
So for those who may be wondering, I've got a...

So for those who may be wondering, I've got a place to stay through the weekend thanks to some very nice folks on couchsurfing.net, and the mechanic has a new front main seal on its way, should be in...
Forum: Central – From Da Nort Woods to the Plane States 10-10-2014, 08:30 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 353
Posted By kbroderick
Mechanic is "85% sure" the oil escaped due to a...

Mechanic is "85% sure" the oil escaped due to a front main seal failure and thinks he can have me on the road Monday afternoon. Jury remains out until the truck is actually running, though.
Forum: Northeast - Greater Flugistan and home of the carpet baggers. 10-10-2014, 12:47 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 352
Posted By kbroderick
Class four roads in Vermont. A Vermont class four...

Class four roads in Vermont. A Vermont class four is roughly equivalent to a New Hampshire class six—legal right-of-way but not town-maintained, at least not to full highway standards. Vermont class...
Forum: Layin' down tracks 10-10-2014, 12:15 PM
Replies: 1,531
Views: 155,082
Posted By kbroderick
Are those Garmin or OSM maps? The current...

Are those Garmin or OSM maps?

The current TYP settings on the OSM maps are a bit obnoxious with respect to roads through forested areas—anything tagged landuse=forest gets rendered a forest-green...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 10-10-2014, 11:47 AM
Replies: 400
Views: 30,845
Posted By kbroderick
One could also point to the "Unsafe to Pass"...

One could also point to the "Unsafe to Pass" signs that often appear where the lines go from dashes to double-yellow. In limited places--i.e. actual no-passing zones--Vermont does use the triangular...
Forum: Central – From Da Nort Woods to the Plane States 10-09-2014, 08:08 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,065
Posted By kbroderick
Thanks. I'm staying at the Budget inn tonight,...

Thanks. I'm staying at the Budget inn tonight, $50 including tax I can swallow. I'll have to make further plans once I get the report from the mechanic... I'll be very happy if I'm on my way tomorrow...
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