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Forum: West – California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 07-03-2014, 02:02 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 732
Posted By CafeRacer99
That hospital is right in central Vegas. I work...

That hospital is right in central Vegas. I work not far away from there.

Summerlin is a great area, and the southwest is okay too, but the commute everyday would suck. You would have to cross...
Forum: Regional forums 05-09-2014, 01:51 PM
Replies: 106
Views: 13,155
Posted By CafeRacer99
I have to cancel. I just cancelled my tent...

I have to cancel. I just cancelled my tent reservation, so there should be a space available in case anyone needs one.
Forum: Beasts 04-14-2014, 03:36 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,283
Posted By CafeRacer99
I put a Corbin (with heat) on my S10 last year....

I put a Corbin (with heat) on my S10 last year. I've found that it gets more comfortable the longer the ride is.

I never had a problem with the stock seat for daily commuting, but was miserable...
Forum: Beasts 04-04-2014, 05:01 PM
Replies: 406
Views: 63,149
Posted By CafeRacer99
2014 Yamaha Super Tenere – First Ride Ten things...

2014 Yamaha Super Tenere – First Ride Ten things you must know about Yamaha’s updated big adventure bike.

...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 03-15-2014, 11:43 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 3,514
Posted By CafeRacer99
Chromecast is pretty limited. If you have to have...

Chromecast is pretty limited. If you have to have a stick, try this:

http://reviews.cnet.com/digital-media-receivers/roku-streaming-stick-2014/4505-6739_7-35835337.html

Or just get the Roku 3,...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 03-10-2014, 12:18 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 3,514
Posted By CafeRacer99
I agree with you. I've watched it enough now to...

I agree with you. I've watched it enough now to have seen the same film more than once. And I'm a bit tired of the format. It could be something really fun, but it feels a bit like they created it...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 03-09-2014, 03:35 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 3,514
Posted By CafeRacer99
If there is something on that you don't want to...

If there is something on that you don't want to watch, try exiting out of the app and restarting it. I think they play randomly.
Forum: Beasts 03-06-2014, 04:10 PM
Replies: 406
Views: 63,149
Posted By CafeRacer99
Cycle World's announcement. ...

Cycle World's announcement.

http://www.cycleworld.com/2014/03/06/2014-yamaha-super-tenere-first-look-review-photos-specifications-pricing/?src=SOC&dom=fb
Forum: Day Trippin' 03-04-2014, 09:37 PM
Replies: 65
Views: 6,171
Posted By CafeRacer99
Thanks for working on those links. I'll be over...

Thanks for working on those links. I'll be over visiting my wife who is working for a few months in south Yorkshire. We will probably rent a car, not a bike unfortunately.

We hope to visit many...
Forum: Equipment 02-26-2014, 10:09 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,301
Posted By CafeRacer99
Interesting. So you "stuffed around"? Are you...

Interesting. So you "stuffed around"? Are you referring to grease? I've been putting dry graphite lube in the locks. It helps for a short time but doesn't make the key turn freely, just a little...
Forum: Equipment 02-24-2014, 10:00 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,301
Posted By CafeRacer99
Yeah, I got mine with my Tenere at no additional...

Yeah, I got mine with my Tenere at no additional cost so I don't mind dealing with them. But if I was spending extra I wouldn't pay for those.

The locks suck. I bend my key regularly. Hasn't been...
Forum: Day Trippin' 02-24-2014, 05:56 PM
Replies: 65
Views: 6,171
Posted By CafeRacer99
Beautiful. We will be visiting that area in a few...

Beautiful. We will be visiting that area in a few months. Any way you can fix the links to the pictures earlier in the thread?
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 02-18-2014, 11:31 AM
Replies: 46
Views: 4,584
Posted By CafeRacer99
I've read a lot on this forum about BMW issues....

I've read a lot on this forum about BMW issues. But I kind of put that down to this being a self-selected group of high mileage riders doing reports on their journeys. Not to mention this is the...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 02-17-2014, 03:54 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 4,584
Posted By CafeRacer99
You knew that BMW was the worst motorcycle money...

You knew that BMW was the worst motorcycle money can buy?

I was surprised.
Forum: Beasts 02-17-2014, 03:51 PM
Replies: 396
Views: 91,712
Posted By CafeRacer99
Boom. "What CR discovered from its research...

Boom.

"What CR discovered from its research is that quality varies "significantly" among brands -- and the best brand, Yamaha, is about six times more reliable than the worst, BMW. Only about one...
Forum: Beasts 02-15-2014, 11:33 AM
Replies: 396
Views: 91,712
Posted By CafeRacer99
If Yamaha ever decides to do any marketing for...

If Yamaha ever decides to do any marketing for the Tenere, they should use that.
Forum: Beasts 02-15-2014, 10:20 AM
Replies: 396
Views: 91,712
Posted By CafeRacer99
I have a theory. It's because it's a Yamaha. No...

I have a theory. It's because it's a Yamaha. No romance, no storied history, no word of mouth built up yet (Old Git Ray is working on that for us). If you haven't read Peter Egan's book "Leanings",...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 02-14-2014, 10:06 PM
Replies: 977
Views: 166,467
Posted By CafeRacer99
That pic is western Colorado. The beginning of...

That pic is western Colorado. The beginning of the road up to Engineer Pass, if I recall correctly.
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 02-14-2014, 02:45 PM
Replies: 977
Views: 166,467
Posted By CafeRacer99
Excellent! The whole experience of planning a...

Excellent! The whole experience of planning a hiking trip, even a simple day hike changes when you take your kids along. If it's you and a buddy, or just you, I think you take a lot for granted. If...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 02-13-2014, 07:19 PM
Replies: 977
Views: 166,467
Posted By CafeRacer99
I'm big into the planning aspect too. You can...

I'm big into the planning aspect too. You can have all kinds of fun right now while the kids are little planning and executing day hikes and even overnight camping trips with the kids.

The...
Forum: Regional forums 02-12-2014, 02:10 PM
Replies: 106
Views: 13,155
Posted By CafeRacer99
I'm in. Medium t-shirt. I'll be tent...

I'm in.

Medium t-shirt.

I'll be tent camping.
Forum: Beasts 02-06-2014, 07:53 PM
Replies: 26,171
Views: 5,001,849
Posted By CafeRacer99
I use a Givi tanklock bag. Like it a lot. ...

I use a Givi tanklock bag. Like it a lot.


https://lh4.googleusercontent.com/-0SBdCBQDQCw/UgmkA4qnTtI/AAAAAAAABN0/PDZkWp-nc6Q/w769-h577-no/20130808_151421.jpg
Forum: Equipment 01-22-2014, 04:39 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 3,881
Posted By CafeRacer99
I use this: ...

I use this:

http://www.amazon.com/Traxion-5-340-Load-Trax-Aluminum-Three-Section/dp/B0043Q6H2C/ref=sr_1_86?s=automotive&ie=UTF8&qid=1390433853&sr=1-86&keywords=loading+ramp

I ride up it. I...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 01-21-2014, 11:37 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 3,514
Posted By CafeRacer99
lol. There is some weird shit on there. On...

lol. There is some weird shit on there.

On a positive note, I saw a long video about an adventure bike ride through South America the other day.
Forum: Equipment 01-17-2014, 09:49 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 2,140
Posted By CafeRacer99
Not sure what size, the smallest that fits it I...

Not sure what size, the smallest that fits it I suppose. But I have a suggestion, which I stole from some guys I met on the road.

There is no way to tie down a bike to the floor in an enclosed...
Forum: Beasts 01-14-2014, 08:34 AM
Replies: 301
Views: 61,592
Posted By CafeRacer99
That's good to hear. I figured it's an individual...

That's good to hear. I figured it's an individual thing.
I don't think the answer for me is to change from one adv bike to another. All of them are going to require compromises because they are...
Forum: Pics, pics, pics... 01-13-2014, 08:09 PM
Replies: 981
Views: 220,310
Posted By CafeRacer99
I've taken a couple of trips with my son. But the...

I've taken a couple of trips with my son. But the one this summer was pretty special because my dad came along.

So it was a grandfather/father/son trip.
...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 01-13-2014, 07:53 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 3,514
Posted By CafeRacer99
No, these are actual films. The one I'm watching...

No, these are actual films. The one I'm watching now is an old, grainy film of a English cafe in the early 70's, judging by the clothing. The one before was a modern chopper builder's summer...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 01-13-2014, 07:35 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 3,514
Posted By CafeRacer99
Motorcycle film channel on Roku

I don't know where else to post this.

There is a Roku channel you can get that plays nothing but motorcycle films continuously. It's called FTW. Go to the channel store and look in "internet tv",...
Forum: Beasts 01-13-2014, 02:41 PM
Replies: 301
Views: 61,592
Posted By CafeRacer99
Good point there. When I bought the Tenere I was...

Good point there. When I bought the Tenere I was anticipating doing some two-up trips, so I limited my search to the 1200cc range. But my wife is a rider, not a passenger, so those trips are not...
Forum: Beasts 01-13-2014, 10:38 AM
Replies: 301
Views: 61,592
Posted By CafeRacer99
How is the 800 on the highway? The only way I...

How is the 800 on the highway? The only way I would change bikes is if one was significantly better on long distance trips, and still did all the other things well. I don't want to give up dirt...
Forum: Beasts 01-12-2014, 10:35 PM
Replies: 301
Views: 61,592
Posted By CafeRacer99
I've been thinking of getting rid of my Tenere. I...

I've been thinking of getting rid of my Tenere. I even test rode a couple of bikes recently.

It's not really that there is anything wrong with the Tenere, I like it a lot, I just don't love it. It...
Forum: Equipment 12-15-2013, 04:12 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,006
Posted By CafeRacer99
I have the Moab. Agree with 05train on sizing. I...

I have the Moab. Agree with 05train on sizing. I bought a large based on how it fit with all three pieces, but I could have bought a medium because I never use the insulated liner. That said, I don't...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 12-14-2013, 01:52 PM
Replies: 63
Views: 8,882
Posted By CafeRacer99
I wish I had kept my Harley and my Triumph...

I wish I had kept my Harley and my Triumph Thruxton.

But the one I really regret selling is my wife's Ducati Sport Classic. It was the first year of the model, when it had a single shock and a...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 12-14-2013, 11:09 AM
Replies: 164
Views: 16,646
Posted By CafeRacer99
I recommend joining the military and getting...

I recommend joining the military and getting veteran plates. Preferably the kind that indicate wartime service.

Works for me anyway. :rofl
Forum: Equipment 11-22-2013, 12:38 PM
Replies: 99
Views: 11,075
Posted By CafeRacer99
I carry a Streamlight Protac 1-L. LED, 1 CR123...

I carry a Streamlight Protac 1-L. LED, 1 CR123 battery, 180 lumens on high. Less than $40.

It's about the size of a Bic lighter so it's easy to carry always in your jeans pocket. Can't tell you...
Forum: Equipment 10-17-2013, 12:03 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 2,369
Posted By CafeRacer99
Helmet with heads-up display

A heads-up display with a rear view camera and bluetooth.

I want one!

http://www.skullyhelmets.com/
Forum: Equipment 10-03-2013, 05:55 PM
Replies: 69
Views: 9,130
Posted By CafeRacer99
I use inexpensive Sony earbuds. I bought a few...

I use inexpensive Sony earbuds. I bought a few sets that were more expensive only to find that they didn't fit well under the helmet. Luckily the store I bought them from took them back. I've also...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 09-27-2013, 10:17 AM
Replies: 79
Views: 9,804
Posted By CafeRacer99
feldjäger, The guard who told me there was no...

feldjäger, The guard who told me there was no requirement for a vest didn't mention anything about a vest at night. I've since come home in the evening in my black leather jacket and had no issue.
...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 09-24-2013, 02:36 PM
Replies: 79
Views: 9,804
Posted By CafeRacer99
This would be my guess. They either had a study...

This would be my guess. They either had a study or there's a new HMFIC of the Air Force who rides and hates those vests a much as the rest of us.
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