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Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 10-29-2014, 11:18 AM
Replies: 6,407
Views: 352,070
Posted By Road Hound
BIG Difference, the semi will in time reach a...

BIG Difference, the semi will in time reach a reasonable speed, the bicycle, better hope for a down hill.
Forum: Equipment 10-24-2014, 07:06 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 504
Posted By Road Hound
I've been running Radar Detectors for years, for...

I've been running Radar Detectors for years, for the last few years I've been using the Escort 8500. I think I'm on my 3rd one at this time. I've never had false alerts at high RPMs but I did have a...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 10-22-2014, 04:17 PM
Replies: 35,118
Views: 8,764,382
Posted By Road Hound
They were driving on the "Dragon" it's nothing...

They were driving on the "Dragon" it's nothing but a show.
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 10-21-2014, 02:41 PM
Replies: 56
Views: 3,488
Posted By Road Hound
Interstate riding is not my favorite, but I do...

Interstate riding is not my favorite, but I do find times when it is necessary.
There is a big section in the middle of this country where the riding is not fun
even on the back roads. I just put...
Forum: Americas 10-21-2014, 02:32 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,030
Posted By Road Hound
I've made a number of trips from my home in...

I've made a number of trips from my home in Atlanta, Ga to points west. I leave Atlanta at 9PM and ride until 7PM mountain time the next night. I then set up camp eat, sleep and when I get up in the...
Forum: Road warriors 10-17-2014, 09:29 AM
Replies: 200
Views: 35,749
Posted By Road Hound
I've a friend that has a set, I'll check with him...

I've a friend that has a set, I'll check with him and see if he wants to sell them.
We figured out they were pretty much useless, they get lost in the light from the headlight and don't contribute...
Forum: Road warriors 10-17-2014, 08:23 AM
Replies: 317
Views: 38,014
Posted By Road Hound
Exactly, it seems that many think they want a...

Exactly, it seems that many think they want a Sport Touring bike. The decision is made without even sitting on the bike that it needs higher more pull back handlebars, lower foot pegs, a bigger...
Forum: Equipment 10-17-2014, 07:45 AM
Replies: 6,638
Views: 2,637,081
Posted By Road Hound
I guess this thing is nice and it looks tough....

I guess this thing is nice and it looks tough. I've always used my largest cook pot, heat a little water add a little camp soap. Use a scrubby sponge to wash whatever dirty items I have and rinse...
Forum: Road warriors 10-16-2014, 08:28 AM
Replies: 200
Views: 35,749
Posted By Road Hound
My 2006

Here is a shot of my 06 taken at capital Reef National Park Sept 2013. This my 3rd ZG1000 and I've loved all 3 of them.
...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 10-14-2014, 04:16 PM
Replies: 60
Views: 4,083
Posted By Road Hound
I normally replace mine after 200,000 to 300,000...

I normally replace mine after 200,000 to 300,000 miles. It's all about the miles, time has nothing to do with it.
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 10-09-2014, 04:34 PM
Replies: 35,118
Views: 8,764,382
Posted By Road Hound
Looks to me like the rider is doing a fine job. I...

Looks to me like the rider is doing a fine job. I see no evidence of any hard parts dragging the roadway and he looks to be set up fine for the next curve.
It appears that he does not have a...
Forum: Equipment 10-09-2014, 01:54 PM
Replies: 6,638
Views: 2,637,081
Posted By Road Hound
How many times a day do you change clothes

I don't ever worry about standing up in a tent. I get dressed in the morning when I wake up, and get undressed in the evening when I go to bed. I've been camping for a few years and I have never...
Forum: Road warriors 10-03-2014, 02:39 PM
Replies: 1,738
Views: 248,343
Posted By Road Hound
Sport Touring Bike Or Sport Touring Rider

Is it the bike that makes a Rider a Sport Tourer? Or is it the Rider that makes a bike a Sport Tourer?

I've seen many a Sport Bike ridden like a cruiser/tourer and I've seen many a touring bike/...
Forum: Road warriors 09-25-2014, 11:58 AM
Replies: 1,244
Views: 113,072
Posted By Road Hound
Something else to consider about a shaft drive...

Something else to consider about a shaft drive bike. I've ridden over 600,000 miles on 3 Kawasaki Concours 1000s, I've done nothing to the final drive except change out the fluid on the final drive...
Forum: Equipment 09-16-2014, 12:37 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 2,978
Posted By Road Hound
I'm on my third Aerostitch Roadcrafter. I've...

I'm on my third Aerostitch Roadcrafter. I've looked at everything on the market every time I've purchased one. I've not found anything that compares for my use. I'm a 365 day a year rider and have...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 09-09-2014, 08:33 AM
Replies: 101
Views: 8,674
Posted By Road Hound
If the bike looks good and runs well it shouldn't...

If the bike looks good and runs well it shouldn't be much of a problem. I sold a 2000 Kawasaki Concours in 2010 with 217,000 miles on it. Listed it on Craigslist, sold it to the first caller on the...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 09-09-2014, 08:04 AM
Replies: 261
Views: 10,769
Posted By Road Hound
It probably won't be long before motorcycles will...

It probably won't be long before motorcycles will not have a front brake lever.
All bikes will have ABS, Linked brakes and the foot brake will do all of the braking. Then motorcycles will be just...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 08-31-2014, 10:15 AM
Replies: 35,118
Views: 8,764,382
Posted By Road Hound
Reading all these post about slower traffic...

Reading all these post about slower traffic pulling over makes me think that
"the art of the pass " is a lost art.

I've been riding for a few years, have ridden a few miles and have never...
Forum: Ride reports 08-26-2014, 02:35 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 4,922
Posted By Road Hound
Nice Ride

Keith, I've enjoyed your ride report. I'm even more impressed with your riding, you maintained a pretty good daily average. :clap
Forum: Ride reports 08-22-2014, 09:39 AM
Replies: 206
Views: 39,585
Posted By Road Hound
Outstanding RR, thanks for sharing your thoughts...

Outstanding RR, thanks for sharing your thoughts and experiences.
Forum: Equipment 08-21-2014, 01:27 PM
Replies: 52
Views: 5,367
Posted By Road Hound
I use a Big Agnes Lost Ranger bag with an ExPed...

I use a Big Agnes Lost Ranger bag with an ExPed Downmat 7. The bag has been comfortable at 16F while camped at Yellowstone, and the Exped is just amazing. I've tried many pads ,self inflating, blow...
Forum: Road warriors 08-15-2014, 02:39 PM
Replies: 160
Views: 26,730
Posted By Road Hound
I'm not a big fan of the adventure styling, but I...

I'm not a big fan of the adventure styling, but I will give Yamaha a lot of credit for producing a simpler motorcycle without all the geehaws most bikes are equipped with today. It seems Yamaha has...
Forum: Day Trippin' 08-12-2014, 12:38 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 3,318
Posted By Road Hound
I rode this route the first time in 1975, I was...

I rode this route the first time in 1975, I was heading home from a ride in Colorado. I've been back many times over the years and it never fails to impress.
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 05-21-2014, 08:00 AM
Replies: 35,118
Views: 8,764,382
Posted By Road Hound
The Brown Pants

The Brown Pants
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 05-21-2014, 06:08 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 2,205
Posted By Road Hound
I sold my car back in 1973 to purchase my first...

I sold my car back in 1973 to purchase my first motorcycle, no one had ever told me I couldn't ride it for everyday transportation. I purchased a VW camper when my son young, sold he when he was 10...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 05-03-2014, 06:41 AM
Replies: 95
Views: 6,454
Posted By Road Hound
If you are a fan of riding along using very low...

If you are a fan of riding along using very low revs, you might want to do an oil pressure test on your engine. You will be very surprised at how little oil pressure your engine produces at low RPM....
Forum: Trip Planning 04-23-2014, 09:36 AM
Replies: 72
Views: 10,613
Posted By Road Hound
Motels, Hotels, where you spend good money, to...

Motels, Hotels, where you spend good money, to Rent, Used Bedding.
Forum: Equipment 04-23-2014, 09:26 AM
Replies: 42
Views: 3,362
Posted By Road Hound
I've been using a Big Agnes Lost Ranger 15 for...

I've been using a Big Agnes Lost Ranger 15 for several years. The Lost Ranger paired with an Exped Downmat 7 has been a wonderful combination for me. I've spent quite a few nights with temps into the...
Forum: Road warriors 04-20-2014, 09:29 AM
Replies: 396
Views: 97,082
Posted By Road Hound
Avon has recently announced their new Storm 3D...

Avon has recently announced their new Storm 3D X-M tire is available in the 150/80/16 size. This tire should work very well on the older Concours.
I'm running the Storms on mine but I do have a 17"...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 04-01-2014, 02:19 PM
Replies: 91
Views: 6,274
Posted By Road Hound
Let's see, you want to ride dirt 2 up, you buy a...

Let's see, you want to ride dirt 2 up, you buy a motorcycle that weighs 600 lbs, cost $24,000, and you can never get it clean enough. I can see your problem. My last 3 street bikes cost me all total...
Forum: Equipment 04-01-2014, 11:57 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 692
Posted By Road Hound
April Fools sucker, :rofl watch the video, read...

April Fools sucker, :rofl watch the video, read the eye chart
Forum: Ride reports 04-01-2014, 11:41 AM
Replies: 372
Views: 126,633
Posted By Road Hound
While I'm looking forward to this RR, I'm really...

While I'm looking forward to this RR, I'm really wondering how it has managed to have a 5 star rating when there has been no ride report at all.
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 04-01-2014, 08:18 AM
Replies: 400
Views: 31,147
Posted By Road Hound
I've seen many roads where I would not pass in a...

I've seen many roads where I would not pass in a marked passing zone. I've seen many a double yellow areas where I would not hesitate to pass, as long as I can see I can do so without endangering...
Forum: Equipment 04-01-2014, 06:31 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 9,106
Posted By Road Hound
I see one really BIG problem with this thing, it...

I see one really BIG problem with this thing, it requires a 4 wheel vehicle.
Forum: Equipment 03-21-2014, 02:21 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 3,914
Posted By Road Hound
I've run an Escort 8500 with a Radar Screamer for...

I've run an Escort 8500 with a Radar Screamer for several years and a hell of a lot of miles. The few times I've been stopped I've been let go with a warning more times than not. When I see I'm going...
Forum: Road warriors 03-21-2014, 11:32 AM
Replies: 188
Views: 19,068
Posted By Road Hound
Right you are about the Concours 1000. I...

Right you are about the Concours 1000. I purchased my first one in 1990 after riding Airheads for over 10 years. I'm on my 3rd one now having now owned a 1986, a 2000, and now a 2006. All 3 were...
Forum: Road warriors 03-08-2014, 10:10 AM
Replies: 1,244
Views: 113,072
Posted By Road Hound
I'd really like to see Yamaha build this bike as...

I'd really like to see Yamaha build this bike as a minimalist solo Sport Tourer.
There are many of us who have no need for all the whiz bang crap that comes standard on most ST bikes sold today.
Forum: Trip Planning 02-24-2014, 02:52 PM
Replies: 80
Views: 17,538
Posted By Road Hound
I use a Big Agnes Lost Ranger 15 degree semi...

I use a Big Agnes Lost Ranger 15 degree semi rectangular bag, with an Exped downmat 7. It's by far the best sleeping I've ever had. The mat has a built in pump and the down provides great insulation....
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 02-08-2014, 11:53 AM
Replies: 317
Views: 22,005
Posted By Road Hound
I sold my car back in 1973 and purchased my first...

I sold my car back in 1973 and purchased my first motorcycle. Nobody told me that it was not real transportation, so that's what I used it for. I don't own a car today and haven't for years. I owned...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 01-23-2014, 08:24 AM
Replies: 216
Views: 15,710
Posted By Road Hound
If you truly love Riding, you'll learn to enjoy...

If you truly love Riding, you'll learn to enjoy every mile you ride. It's not always about the road, sometimes it's just you and your bike. I've been at it for over 40 years and I enjoy it all.
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