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Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 03-14-2014, 09:28 PM
Replies: 98
Views: 5,965
Posted By ZaethDekar
Most days of solo travel I will go a full tank....

Most days of solo travel I will go a full tank. However I have a hydration pack and I will put things in one of my breast pockets to be able to suck or chew on if hungry (granola bars).

If I...
Forum: Pacific Northwet - Where it's green. And wet. 02-07-2014, 08:08 PM
Replies: 111
Views: 6,098
Posted By ZaethDekar
I can't even make it out of my neighborhood. Rain...

I can't even make it out of my neighborhood. Rain tires = no go on snow.
Forum: Pacific Northwet - Where it's green. And wet. 01-30-2014, 06:51 AM
Replies: 111
Views: 6,098
Posted By ZaethDekar
I don't post in the PNW forum often but I am up...

I don't post in the PNW forum often but I am up for dinner, not sure if my girlfriend will be going with me or not. If not I will be on my Versys, if she is with me then I'll be caging.

Hopefully...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 01-30-2014, 06:31 AM
Replies: 2,064
Views: 280,927
Posted By ZaethDekar
Almost would be worth the effort if there is dash...

Almost would be worth the effort if there is dash camera video of it and try to fight it just to prove a point. Granted time and money may not be worth it.
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 01-29-2014, 06:44 AM
Replies: 27,645
Views: 6,585,237
Posted By ZaethDekar
Depends on the bike... Some like it thicker than...

Depends on the bike... Some like it thicker than others, or so I am told... but really it isn't about size.
Forum: Beasts 01-29-2014, 01:10 AM
Replies: 6,324
Views: 1,355,534
Posted By ZaethDekar
So what happens if the valves are tight for too...

So what happens if the valves are tight for too long?
Forum: Beasts 01-25-2014, 04:37 AM
Replies: 46
Views: 2,201
Posted By ZaethDekar
When I bought my first bike the dealer near me...

When I bought my first bike the dealer near me didn't allow test rides. I still bought it, didn't even know I would get approved on it (yeah, i financed it... not my smartest idea and paying way more...
Forum: Beasts 01-25-2014, 04:23 AM
Replies: 8,915
Views: 1,162,567
Posted By ZaethDekar
This is pretty much me in a nutshell, minus...

This is pretty much me in a nutshell, minus having the NTX and using Versys right now.

I don't shy away from gravel and dirt (or snow for that matter) and have been drooling over the NTX since I...
Forum: Beasts 01-23-2014, 07:16 AM
Replies: 6,324
Views: 1,355,534
Posted By ZaethDekar
So what are some regular things to maintain? I...

So what are some regular things to maintain? I know the clutch cable needs work, chain, the valves need adjusted *haven't done that yet* (What happens if you don't adjust them?), I am an...
Forum: Pacific Northwet - Where it's green. And wet. 01-23-2014, 06:29 AM
Replies: 6,693
Views: 333,031
Posted By ZaethDekar
Wallula, WA?

Wallula, WA?
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 01-01-2014, 07:00 AM
Replies: 197
Views: 17,057
Posted By ZaethDekar
I had a new one today. I work at a hotel,...

I had a new one today.

I work at a hotel, and we have a covered area where I always recommend riders to park.

I come in to work a night audit shift and a bike is parked inside the lobby, next...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 01-01-2014, 06:52 AM
Replies: 65
Views: 3,978
Posted By ZaethDekar
Only time I have gone down on the pavement was...

Only time I have gone down on the pavement was when I was cautious of the car behind me. They were weaving in and out of their lane, then I slowed down for a right hand into my neighborhood and hit...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 11-13-2013, 11:33 AM
Replies: 2,064
Views: 280,927
Posted By ZaethDekar
It is surprising how well it works. I mean, they...

It is surprising how well it works. I mean, they do end up on the ground.. I don't see why so many people are jogging on the bike path.


In reality I hardly ever use my horn. I like to think...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 11-11-2013, 08:44 PM
Replies: 2,064
Views: 280,927
Posted By ZaethDekar
That is where you keep it locked then look at...

That is where you keep it locked then look at your bike with a wtf expression thinking something is broken.

You just look like your bike is broken instead of hitting on the people passing.
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 11-06-2013, 01:52 AM
Replies: 197
Views: 17,057
Posted By ZaethDekar
At my local mall they don't mind if you park in...

At my local mall they don't mind if you park in the striped sections at the end of the parking row, unless it is a handicapped area. If you park in any of the handicapped areas stripes you get a...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 11-05-2013, 12:57 AM
Replies: 197
Views: 17,057
Posted By ZaethDekar
I have worked at hotels most of my working life...

I have worked at hotels most of my working life (~7 years) and with motorcycles I always let them know the best parking on site.

Main one at my current hotel is parking under the entrance area to...
Forum: Ride reports 11-01-2013, 09:18 AM
Replies: 198
Views: 62,267
Posted By ZaethDekar
Awesome ride report, I haven't read the first one...

Awesome ride report, I haven't read the first one but will be going back to that now that I am caught up.

Question...

https://dl.dropbox.com/u/26921731/DSC_0174a.jpg

Does that...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 10-31-2013, 06:02 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 4,555
Posted By ZaethDekar
Moto Guzzi Stelvio is the bike I am lusting over...

Moto Guzzi Stelvio is the bike I am lusting over at this point.

I test rode it in Seattle and loved every second on it and looking at it makes me drool.
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 10-25-2013, 09:28 AM
Replies: 7,878
Views: 1,583,448
Posted By ZaethDekar
She wasn't 'cute' per say. She was in her late...

She wasn't 'cute' per say. She was in her late 50's-60's. Not my cup of tea.
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 10-24-2013, 07:42 PM
Replies: 7,878
Views: 1,583,448
Posted By ZaethDekar
I was getting off my bike at my local bank when a...

I was getting off my bike at my local bank when a lady walking to her car chimes in "That looks a lot more fun then this thing" I look at her car and it is a CL AMG 63.

I laughed and said, "I...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 10-11-2013, 01:54 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,126
Posted By ZaethDekar
Guzzi Stelvio? ...

Guzzi Stelvio?

http://foto.infomotori.com/photo/2010/10/11/cache/01%20Stelvio%20NTX_big.jpg
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 08-12-2013, 09:46 PM
Replies: 2,064
Views: 280,927
Posted By ZaethDekar
However if you are waiting until the end to merge...

However if you are waiting until the end to merge then don't merge properly and cause the flow of traffic to slow or cutting in front of someone and being the cause of that person to slow.. you are...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 08-10-2013, 06:11 PM
Replies: 1,281
Views: 189,466
Posted By ZaethDekar
updated it for you :) The dealership I...

updated it for you :)

The dealership I bought my bike at still has the same guy that sold me the bike. However he is the only one I recognize.

In the service department there is a guy that...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 08-04-2013, 01:51 PM
Replies: 74
Views: 7,843
Posted By ZaethDekar
My neighbor had a DL1000 and a Duc ST2 that he...

My neighbor had a DL1000 and a Duc ST2 that he would let me borrow whenever.

it was amazing and most of the time he would ride with me giving me pointers.

However with the bikes not being mine...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 08-03-2013, 12:30 PM
Replies: 117
Views: 11,164
Posted By ZaethDekar
I've never had mine stolen even when leaving it...

I've never had mine stolen even when leaving it on the bike for a few hours while I wandered around a mall. However I usually have it with me if the bike is out of sight.


However on the flip...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 07-25-2013, 10:54 AM
Replies: 2,064
Views: 280,927
Posted By ZaethDekar
Would be interesting to find out. I have quite a...

Would be interesting to find out. I have quite a few keys I carry.
I carry 6 keys in my riding pants pocket as I ride everyday and my riding gear is basically my wallet.

Then I have my bike key...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 07-18-2013, 09:45 PM
Replies: 53
Views: 3,323
Posted By ZaethDekar
Today I rode from Star, ID to Vancouver, WA. 400...

Today I rode from Star, ID to Vancouver, WA. 400 miles of Interstate.

I will never ride that again if it wasn't for a very very good reason.
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 07-13-2013, 11:30 AM
Replies: 69
Views: 7,469
Posted By ZaethDekar
My "doh!" moments.

1.) Ride to a job interview, get off the bike.... my side case is open, pieces of paper missing that had the completed application and other misc things blown in the wind. Also the side case now had...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 07-13-2013, 11:19 AM
Replies: 7,878
Views: 1,583,448
Posted By ZaethDekar
SHHH, don't tell people that. It is so much more...

SHHH, don't tell people that. It is so much more fun when people show up thinking we have Starbucks or Seattle's Best.
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 07-12-2013, 08:18 PM
Replies: 7,878
Views: 1,583,448
Posted By ZaethDekar
At my local Tuesday Night Coffee we usually get...

At my local Tuesday Night Coffee we usually get about 7 or 8 bikes (sometimes more) parked in two spots. We had a rather large lady bitch because 'There are so many motorcycles in one spot, this...
Forum: Pics, pics, pics... 06-30-2013, 12:54 PM
Replies: 653
Views: 91,450
Posted By ZaethDekar
http://sscherling.smugmug.com/Other/June-18-2013/i...

http://sscherling.smugmug.com/Other/June-18-2013/i-XrFtddq/0/L/WP_20130618_010-L.jpg

http://sscherling.smugmug.com/Other/June-18-2013/i-c9TtDgp/0/L/WP_20130618_013-L.jpg
...
Forum: Beasts 06-30-2013, 07:49 AM
Replies: 6,324
Views: 1,355,534
Posted By ZaethDekar
So I was out for a fun ride up to Seattle from...

So I was out for a fun ride up to Seattle from Vancouver taking the back roads... NF-25

Amazing vistas.
http://sscherling.smugmug.com/Other/June-18-2013/i-XrFtddq/0/L/WP_20130618_010-L.jpg...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 06-20-2013, 02:23 AM
Replies: 2,064
Views: 280,927
Posted By ZaethDekar
Honda NC700X has a DCT Automatic Transmission.

Honda NC700X has a DCT Automatic Transmission.
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 06-20-2013, 02:19 AM
Replies: 70
Views: 8,004
Posted By ZaethDekar
I use a Nokia Lumia 920 on AT&T. I have all of...

I use a Nokia Lumia 920 on AT&T. I have all of North America downloaded and when I am on a long days ride I turn Airplane mode on, turn on GPS and Blutooth and use a blutooth headset.

Nokia uses...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 06-16-2013, 06:48 PM
Replies: 27,645
Views: 6,585,237
Posted By ZaethDekar
http://www.wordplay.us/showcase/Pepsi8oz.jpg

http://www.wordplay.us/showcase/Pepsi8oz.jpg
Forum: Beasts 06-10-2013, 08:09 AM
Replies: 49
Views: 3,008
Posted By ZaethDekar
From the manual that came with the bike it says...

From the manual that came with the bike it says different:

http://sscherling.smugmug.com/Other/Random-photos/i-9WrQMCF/0/M/WP_20130610_001-M.jpg

edit: and I don't mean that in an argumentative...
Forum: Beasts 06-09-2013, 10:20 AM
Replies: 49
Views: 3,008
Posted By ZaethDekar
I've put over 24,000 miles on the Versys. ...

I've put over 24,000 miles on the Versys.

All I have had to maintain is tires, and oil so far. At 26k is when they say to check valve clearance, so that is when I plan to go over everything and...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 06-08-2013, 10:20 AM
Replies: 27,645
Views: 6,585,237
Posted By ZaethDekar
http://images.pictureshunt.com/pics/m/monsters_inc...

http://images.pictureshunt.com/pics/m/monsters_inc-5027.jpg
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 06-08-2013, 10:20 AM
Replies: 7,878
Views: 1,583,448
Posted By ZaethDekar
What was his tone of voice? I could read that as...

What was his tone of voice? I could read that as sarcastic, as an insult, or as humor.
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 05-30-2013, 06:26 PM
Replies: 67
Views: 3,233
Posted By ZaethDekar
I've hit a few. Scariest moment was when I was...

I've hit a few. Scariest moment was when I was going a good clip leaned over in a corner and it ran out right into my front wheel. Felt like I was sliding a few feet but in reality it was probably...
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