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Forum: EMEA 11-03-2013, 07:52 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 2,890
Posted By drswift
Yeah, saw that. It looks like they don't last...

Yeah, saw that. It looks like they don't last long.
Forum: EMEA 11-02-2013, 06:05 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 2,890
Posted By drswift
Thanks for the insurance info. As far as buying...

Thanks for the insurance info. As far as buying something there, the consensus seems to be that you need a local "front" person to buy a bike there. Most of what seems to be selling in Ireland are...
Forum: EMEA 11-01-2013, 01:09 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 2,890
Posted By drswift
I looked into Stephan Knoph, and it seems like a...

I looked into Stephan Knoph, and it seems like a reasonable deal if your are going for a few months. He ships out of L.A. as well as Vancouver. He also has bikes listed for sale on his site....
Forum: Europe 05-14-2013, 06:42 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 240
Posted By drswift
Question Have you traveled around Lake Hazar, Turkey?

I'm looking for any info, pics, etc. from this region, as well as the town of Elazig. (I'm helping a friend do some research on his family "roots.")
Forum: Africa & Mid East 05-08-2013, 10:44 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 670
Posted By drswift
Question Have you traveled around Lake Hazar, Turkey?

I'm looking for any info, pics, etc. from this region, as well as the town of Elazig. (I'm helping a friend do some research on his family "roots.")
Forum: Trip Planning 03-04-2013, 06:47 PM
Replies: 53
Views: 17,511
Posted By drswift
Holy gas bomb, Batman!

Holy gas bomb, Batman!
Forum: Alaska 01-05-2013, 12:19 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,078
Posted By drswift
A flight up to the Glacier is definitely part of...

A flight up to the Glacier is definitely part of the plan!
Forum: Alaska 01-04-2013, 04:13 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,078
Posted By drswift
Snow?

Even with the Olympia "waterproof liners" I'd still be packing our serious rain gear for over the top, if nothing else to keep the riding suit dry. Great suggestion all around.

Is snow a...
Forum: Alaska 01-03-2013, 06:18 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,078
Posted By drswift
Question Riding gear recommendations

I'll be headed up to Alaska (BC, Yukon, Fairbanks, Anchorage, Valdez) end of June and most of July. Not doing Dempster or the Artic Circle.) Can't decide on which gear to take:
Option 1: Olympia...
Forum: The Garage 09-19-2012, 09:55 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,620
Posted By drswift
Not familiar with the process. Where would you...

Not familiar with the process. Where would you get it done? How is it priced compared to powdercoat?
Forum: The Garage 09-19-2012, 05:12 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,620
Posted By drswift
Nope. Just the little "tie down" loops on the...

Nope. Just the little "tie down" loops on the lids which I will probably remove for coating if necessary.

I guess the big question is: Is it easier to remove a scratch in aluminum or have to...
Forum: The Garage 09-19-2012, 09:10 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,620
Posted By drswift
Question Powdercoating Alum. Side Cases?

Has anybody powdercoated their aluminum side cases with good results? Do they hold up to normal use?

I've got a set of Touratech Zegas I was thinking of doing in black. Any thoughts?
Forum: Americas 09-06-2012, 06:20 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 4,114
Posted By drswift
Tacker

If you are going solo, a Spot tracking device is good insurance for getting help when there is no cell coverage. It also lets the folks back home follow your trip.
Forum: Americas 09-05-2012, 02:57 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 4,114
Posted By drswift
Groups of two - four

++ the previous posts about groups. More than four and you'll end up having to debate ever decision or schedule change. If you are riding solo I would not try riding with a group of couples, which...
Forum: Equipment 08-12-2012, 04:40 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 8,501
Posted By drswift
Will the Givi E115 raise it up enough to work on...

Will the Givi E115 raise it up enough to work on the Touratech luggage extension rack (51-1101)?
Forum: GS Boxers 06-26-2012, 01:38 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 2,190
Posted By drswift
Great support

I found this discussion because I, too, was missing some straps for my Marsee Rocket Pocket tank bag. Contacted Tom Volk who put me in touch with Jack Boros in Customer Service via email and after...
Forum: Trip Planning 09-16-2009, 08:22 PM
Replies: 1,037
Views: 573,547
Posted By drswift
Grass Valley, CA 95945 (Sierra Foothills)

We are 2 miles from downtown Grass Valley, off HWY 49 in heart of great motorcycling in the Sierras. 70 miles to Tahoe, 50 miles from Sacratomato.

We have 5 acres, plenty of tent space, access...
Forum: Trip Planning 09-15-2009, 12:48 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,121
Posted By drswift
Mtn

Terms of membership require you pay a "gratuity" of $15 to your host to cover food costs, etc. For a couple it's $20. You pay a small annual memebership fee and agree to offer the same service to...
Forum: Trip Planning 09-14-2009, 03:00 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,121
Posted By drswift
Trip critique: My Budget Equipment

I’ve been home now a little over one week from my two month ride around the USA, and finally have time for some "catch up" postings.

If you are planning a trek or thinking about a long road trip...
Forum: Ride reports 09-05-2009, 03:52 PM
Replies: 53
Views: 6,480
Posted By drswift
Sept. 4

Made it home
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After a long day in the saddle, I arrived home safely. All the cleaning, maintenance, and “after...
Forum: Ride reports 09-03-2009, 11:39 PM
Replies: 53
Views: 6,480
Posted By drswift
Sept. 1 - 3

Bub Speed Trials: Day 4-6

Lots of great racing with a number of new records set. Working on the International Course was really a blast. So was the scenery.

Only one more day left on my trip!...
Forum: Ride reports 09-02-2009, 10:00 PM
Replies: 53
Views: 6,480
Posted By drswift
August 29 - 31

Bonneville Speed Trials: Days 1 - 3

Got my first taste of racing on the salt. What a rush! An amazing place to be even without motorcycle speed trials. More, and lots of pics on the website.
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Forum: Ride reports 08-29-2009, 11:41 PM
Replies: 53
Views: 6,480
Posted By drswift
Aug. 27-28

From Bend to Bonneville

It took me two short days of riding across eastern Oregon and down through lower Idaho to reach Nevada. From there I to I-80 to Wendover at the Utah line and settled into...
Forum: Ride reports 08-28-2009, 09:52 PM
Replies: 53
Views: 6,480
Posted By drswift
August 26

Along Oregon’s Cascade Range

Heading east again, I was back in one of my favorite parts of the country, with the roads all to myself. For more pics and stuff, visit the website.
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Forum: Ride reports 08-27-2009, 09:30 PM
Replies: 53
Views: 6,480
Posted By drswift
Aug. 24 & 25

On the West Coast Again

After a ferry ride to Bremerton I spent two days riding the Olympic Peninsula. The weather was holding up and so was the bike.
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Forum: Ride reports 08-25-2009, 12:09 AM
Replies: 53
Views: 6,480
Posted By drswift
August 22

From St. Mary Lake to Long Lake
 
I rode through the Park with my daughter. From there, US 2 took me all the way to Washington. Photos and story on the website.
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Forum: Ride reports 08-24-2009, 07:52 AM
Replies: 53
Views: 6,480
Posted By drswift
August 21

Zen Riding to Glacier

I found 50 miles of wonderfulness on the way to Glacier National Park. It was one of those special roads that make you remember your first ride.
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Forum: Ride reports 08-21-2009, 06:32 AM
Replies: 53
Views: 6,480
Posted By drswift
Aug. 19

Got Balls?

If you have any you’ll go to my website and read about my trip through the Badlands. And while you’re there, how about making a donation to the American Cancer Society?
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Forum: Ride reports 08-20-2009, 06:32 AM
Replies: 53
Views: 6,480
Posted By drswift
Aug. 17

Quick spin thru Wisconsin

More great roads and finally some decent weather, heading west to Duluth.

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Forum: Ride reports 08-18-2009, 03:02 PM
Replies: 53
Views: 6,480
Posted By drswift
Aug. 16

Back in the USA

Made it safely across the border into the Upper Peninsula of Michigan. Had a few interesting stops along the way. Pictures and story on the website.
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Forum: Ride reports 08-17-2009, 11:08 PM
Replies: 53
Views: 6,480
Posted By drswift
Aug. 15

Leaving Ottawa

Heading out from Ottawa, I made a quick detour into Quebec. Then it was on to Lake Huron in search of my campsite.

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Forum: Ride reports 08-15-2009, 08:55 PM
Replies: 53
Views: 6,480
Posted By drswift
Aug. 14

Into Canada

We left New Hampshire, and took a quick run across northern Vermont on the way to the airport. There I had to say goodbye to my traveling companion of the last ten days. Next, Mark...
Forum: Ride reports 08-14-2009, 10:42 PM
Replies: 53
Views: 6,480
Posted By drswift
Aug. 11 - 13

Three great days of UN

Had a great time with the gang at the Unrally. Lots of great riding over the three days, and the food was pretty good, too. See my website for all the details.
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Forum: Ride reports 08-12-2009, 09:47 PM
Replies: 53
Views: 6,480
Posted By drswift
Aug. 10

Back to New Hampshire

We crisscrossed the Connecticut River on our way to Lancaster to attended the UnRally. Roger’s campground turned out to be the perfect venue for our get together. Read more...
Forum: Ride reports 08-11-2009, 02:37 PM
Replies: 53
Views: 6,480
Posted By drswift
Aug. 9

Along the Connecticut River

It was a great run down the river road to Southern Vermont. Slower and bumpier than the faster interstate, but much more satisfying. We visited the closest thing to...
Forum: Ride reports 08-10-2009, 05:38 AM
Replies: 53
Views: 6,480
Posted By drswift
Aug.8

Chester and Weston

We checked out more great little towns and hamlets, and enjoyed more great roads and wonderful old homes. We are even getting great weather. Follow along on the website.
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Forum: Ride reports 08-09-2009, 02:06 PM
Replies: 53
Views: 6,480
Posted By drswift
Aug. 7

To New Hampshire and back

Sometimes you come across a fantastic road that was not on your intended route. That’s one of the many wonderful things we got to enjoy today.
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Forum: Ride reports 08-08-2009, 07:54 AM
Replies: 53
Views: 6,480
Posted By drswift
Aug. 6

In the heart of Vermont

By the time we got to Woodstock we were half a million strong - oops , wrong place, wrong generation! But our little journey was just as fun and a lot less crowded. Hwy...
Forum: Ride reports 08-07-2009, 03:37 PM
Replies: 53
Views: 6,480
Posted By drswift
Aug. 5

Traveling Buddy
 
Picked up Janet at the airport this morning. We’re running up to Stowe, then down along Hwy 100 to Waitsfield, home of American Flatbread. It’s all on the website.
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Forum: Ride reports 08-06-2009, 08:25 AM
Replies: 53
Views: 6,480
Posted By drswift
Aug. 4

One month - 6,000 miles

This is start of month two of my “Long Ride For Life.” If you just joined the trip, it’s great to have you along.

If you have been following my trip from the start,...
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