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Forum: The Rockies It's all downhill from here... 01-05-2013, 08:34 AM
Replies: 150
Views: 9,508
Posted By Genehil
Back in the early 70's when I was the typical...

Back in the early 70's when I was the typical YOLO idiot I ended up in two major incidents of my own making that required hospitalization. Since I wised up and morphed into a responsible adult I've...
Forum: Equipment 08-02-2012, 05:16 AM
Replies: 1,388
Views: 712,250
Posted By Genehil
Built a shelf for my 2011 Versys that houses my...

Built a shelf for my 2011 Versys that houses my GPS and Spot and a couple of Powerlet sockets. Attaches with 3M Dual Lock - removed when not on a long haul. Just did a 1500 and a 5600 mile long...
Forum: Face plant 07-30-2012, 06:22 AM
Replies: 56
Views: 9,810
Posted By Genehil
I concur I spent 22+ years in the military -...

I concur

I spent 22+ years in the military - and I agree... some of the biggest douche bags I've ever known were in there with me. Criminals, domestic abusers, axxholes, you name it and it's...
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 07-18-2012, 07:07 AM
Replies: 41
Views: 18,483
Posted By Genehil
I found this 17 miles of bliss near Camden, AL

Yesterday, I was on my last day of a 19 day/5600 mile loop from Panama City, FL to Billings, MT and back... No Interstate Travel...

I had Google Mapped all my days for back roads... and when I...
Forum: Equipment 06-28-2012, 01:24 PM
Replies: 67
Views: 11,151
Posted By Genehil
Apparently there aren't any rainsuits out there...

Apparently there aren't any rainsuits out there with the Harley logo that cost $350.
Forum: Equipment 06-28-2012, 01:07 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,802
Posted By Genehil
Tank Bag Security Idea

So I'm all packed and ready to head out for my long tour tomorrow morning. During all my preparations and packing I stumbled across a small idea that may be of use to others.
Like most, my magnetic...
Forum: Beasts 06-14-2012, 04:06 PM
Replies: 6,748
Views: 1,507,895
Posted By Genehil
yes yes no

yes



yes



no
Forum: Thumpers 06-13-2012, 09:19 AM
Replies: 14,057
Views: 1,426,409
Posted By Genehil
Manhattan AVD

I was pokin' around Google Maps and stumbled across this KLR
Williams and Platt in Manhattan (http://goo.gl/maps/GIkL)
Forum: Orange Crush 06-07-2012, 06:23 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 895
Posted By Genehil
I have a 12v accessory plug on my bike and just...

I have a 12v accessory plug on my bike and just plug my car charger cable into it and run the other end to my tank bag where I keep my phone on long trips.
Forum: Equipment 05-29-2012, 03:51 PM
Replies: 71
Views: 6,260
Posted By Genehil
I've had good luck with WeeWilly...

I've had good luck with WeeWilly (http://www.weewilly.com/). I keep it in my tank bag.
WebBikeWorld review:...
Forum: Road warriors 05-11-2012, 04:51 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,213
Posted By Genehil
Have you seen what some squids classify as Dual Purpose on eBay?

How about a HD TriGlide or a Triumph chopper... There are a few other weird ones in this eBay group...
http://motors.shop.ebay.com/Motorcycles-/6024/i.html?_dmpt=US_motorcycles&Type=Dual%252DPurpose
Forum: Beasts 04-29-2012, 06:19 PM
Replies: 6,748
Views: 1,507,895
Posted By Genehil
http://hilsheimer.org/images/versys/hardigg_instal...

http://hilsheimer.org/images/versys/hardigg_install4.jpg

Barkbuster Storms
Forum: Beasts 04-27-2012, 07:26 PM
Replies: 6,748
Views: 1,507,895
Posted By Genehil
Picked my 2011 up last October when dealers were...

Picked my 2011 up last October when dealers were trying to move old inventory... Sunk a few more bucks in her since then.

http://hilsheimer.org/images/versys/hardigg_install4.jpg

Headed on a...
Forum: Vendors 04-27-2012, 06:49 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 9,334
Posted By Genehil
New Helmetloks have a rubber coating to minimize...

New Helmetloks have a rubber coating to minimize scratches:
http://www.futuresportmotorcycles.com.au/picture_library/201202021721410.LOK2.JPG
Forum: Beasts 04-25-2012, 07:20 PM
Replies: 6,748
Views: 1,507,895
Posted By Genehil
Just for reference... I bagged a new 2011 from a...

Just for reference... I bagged a new 2011 from a dealer in Cocoa, FL back in early October for $7125 OTD including tax/tag/everything... But that was in the Fall and now it's Springtime. I'm sure...
Forum: Equipment 04-22-2012, 09:40 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,654
Posted By Genehil
+1 - Sena SMH10. Mine fits my XD3 perfectly and...

+1 - Sena SMH10. Mine fits my XD3 perfectly and pairs up with my Zumo 660 and my Droid. The speakers fit well in the cheek pads and are quite loud even with my squishy foam earplugs.
Forum: Equipment 04-22-2012, 09:30 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 2,099
Posted By Genehil
3M Dual Lock -...

3M Dual Lock - http://www.3m.com/product/information/Dual-Lock-Reclosable-Fastener.html
Forum: Pics, pics, pics... 04-17-2012, 08:17 PM
Replies: 468
Views: 137,042
Posted By Genehil
2011 Kawasaki Versys D.I.Y. Shelf - 3 ram ball...

2011 Kawasaki Versys
D.I.Y. Shelf - 3 ram ball mounts, 2 powerlet sockets.
http://hilsheimer.org/images/versys/shelf2.jpg
Forum: Americas 04-13-2012, 04:12 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 3,089
Posted By Genehil
Is that Interstate Highways I see? WTF???

Is that Interstate Highways I see? WTF???
Forum: Americas 04-12-2012, 01:03 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,268
Posted By Genehil
Thanks guys... I picked up some Bens 100 this...

Thanks guys... I picked up some Bens 100 this afternoon and threw it in my bag... I'll also be sure to have at least one long sleeve shirt along with me.
Forum: Americas 04-10-2012, 07:12 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,268
Posted By Genehil
Rockies in July - Bugs?

OK... I'm headed to from Panama City, FL to Billings, MT in July... camping most of the 19 nights I'll be gone.
I've gotten loads of tips on camping gear, motorcycle gear, riding gear, ect. from...
Forum: Road warriors 04-10-2012, 06:56 AM
Replies: 130
Views: 16,185
Posted By Genehil
Same here... I ride a lot differently at 65 than...

Same here... I ride a lot differently at 65 than I did at 25. I have a LOT less crashes and I don't seem to notice all the terrible "cagers" that the younger guys moan about. It might be due to...
Forum: Orange Crush 04-10-2012, 05:16 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,411
Posted By Genehil
I picked up a brand new Airhawk (not Airhawk2) on...

I picked up a brand new Airhawk (not Airhawk2) on eBay a while back for $61. The retail in the $179 area.

I had it (and a couple of others) on my "watch" list and checked eBay around 11:30pm one...
Forum: Road warriors 04-10-2012, 05:03 AM
Replies: 130
Views: 16,185
Posted By Genehil
Back in high school (1966) I ended up trading a...

Back in high school (1966) I ended up trading a portable TV for a 1956 Harley Davidson Hummer... My only HD so far.
Not my bike... but something like this:...
Forum: Trip Planning 04-10-2012, 04:44 AM
Replies: 47
Views: 6,367
Posted By Genehil
I finally have the time to hit the road... I'm 65...

I finally have the time to hit the road... I'm 65 now and living on Social Security and Military Retirement. The wife is ten years younger and still working... and she's one understanding gal.

I...
Forum: Trip Planning 04-09-2012, 08:01 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,504
Posted By Genehil
This is how I do things. I'm using a Zumo660......

This is how I do things. I'm using a Zumo660... so I'm guessing the Nuvi may or may not be a similar process...but, I'm unsure what capability the Nuvi has for uploading GPX files...
In any event,...
Forum: Trip Planning 04-09-2012, 06:45 PM
Replies: 70
Views: 14,617
Posted By Genehil
I found that site a few weeks ago while planning...

I found that site a few weeks ago while planning a 5500 miler coming up in July... It's perfect for estimating temps I'll be dealing with by use of its historical graphs. Best Wx site for ADVRiders.
Forum: Road warriors 04-05-2012, 08:00 PM
Replies: 373
Views: 45,284
Posted By Genehil
I found this interesting... In Sonny Barger's...

I found this interesting... In Sonny Barger's (founding member of the Oakland, California, U.S. chapter of the Hells Angels Motorcycle Club) biography - Hell's Angel: The Life and Times of Sonny...
Forum: The Sandbox - AKA Flatistan 04-04-2012, 07:28 PM
Replies: 3,311
Views: 203,189
Posted By Genehil
If you're going thru Vernon

Try Dee's Restaurant in Vernon... On the east side of Hwy 79... Just before the bridge. Nice little place. Good food. Might even see a weirdo from the movie there...
Forum: Equipment 03-21-2012, 12:51 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 2,374
Posted By Genehil
Cheap Helmet Speakers

I've got a Zumo 660 and have it all set up and wired to my 2011 Versys. I have been pricing Bluetooth options to get the audio from the Zumo into my helmet... but the prices are just way more than...
Forum: Road warriors 03-17-2012, 08:04 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 5,650
Posted By Genehil
I bought mine last November... Getting a real...

I bought mine last November... Getting a real good deal on a 2011. I've had many motorcycles over the past 40+ years... Street... Dirt... Large and small. I've been on a 1998 Honda ST1100 for the...
Forum: Equipment 02-26-2012, 05:45 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,500
Posted By Genehil
I love my XD3 but can't see/feel any difference...

I love my XD3 but can't see/feel any difference whether that little chin curtain thing is deployed or not...
Forum: The Sandbox - AKA Flatistan 02-22-2012, 07:55 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,738
Posted By Genehil
Best Breakfast on PCB

I live in Panama City and it's mostly geared for the tourist trade... The Shell Island idea is a good bet... If the weather is nice.

For breakfast or brunch I'd suggest Andy's Flour Power. It's...
Forum: Equipment 02-18-2012, 08:47 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,268
Posted By Genehil
Nemo Morpho 1P Tent - Drastic Price Reduction

I've been planning a long trip... My first in a long time... And kitting out my Versys as well as gathering bits and pieces that I'll need. I've had my eyes peeled for a good 1P or 2P tent and had...
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