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Forum: Equipment 11-26-2014, 07:59 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,817
Posted By basketcase
In 2010 three of us rode (4/5's of) the CDT. One...

In 2010 three of us rode (4/5's of) the CDT. One of the group crashed in northern New Mexico and banged up a knee. For the first 15 minutes or so we were unsure how serious the injury actually was....
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 11-22-2014, 05:42 AM
Replies: 64
Views: 4,418
Posted By basketcase
Starts off sounding like the lead-in on a tool...

Starts off sounding like the lead-in on a tool kit commercial.

States unidentified personal and present ride is his steed of choice, come hell or high water...

Asks a question seeking...
Forum: Americas 11-11-2014, 11:38 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 4,095
Posted By basketcase
Pass the salt please... Not to...

Pass the salt please...





Not to be impertinent, but am I the only one that finds this hilarious? :lol3
Forum: Equipment 11-04-2014, 05:38 AM
Replies: 62
Views: 4,885
Posted By basketcase
I have a set of Aerostich combat touring boots...

I have a set of Aerostich combat touring boots that are fine as far as comfort but I'm weary of the hassle getting them on and off, so I bought a pair of First Gear Kili-hi's on a stealer of a sale....
Forum: Road warriors 10-04-2014, 06:07 PM
Replies: 212
Views: 26,928
Posted By basketcase
I like my 2000 R1100RT and the usual bmw...

I like my 2000 R1100RT and the usual bmw amenities.

Does anything I want to do.
Forum: Thumpers 09-29-2014, 08:18 AM
Replies: 102,233
Views: 19,997,897
Posted By basketcase
Any thoughts on the new 2015 DR650S? It...

Any thoughts on the new 2015 DR650S?

It seems new graphics and cartridge type forks are the only changes.

I sold my '08 DR earlier this year and have a wild fantasy about fuel injection coming...
Forum: Equipment 05-26-2014, 07:16 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 4,517
Posted By basketcase
There is a significant difference between the...

There is a significant difference between the strength and function of my First Gear jacket and my Roadcrafter.

The Roadcrafter is better stuff. It's 19 years old and has never given one moment of...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 05-24-2014, 07:27 PM
Replies: 35,510
Views: 8,968,473
Posted By basketcase
basketcase in front on the old Gold Wing. Unnamed...

basketcase in front on the old Gold Wing. Unnamed dude in the back had crept over the line.

http://i40.photobucket.com/albums/e246/bonkerpro/1991%20Gold%20Wing%20SE/91sesmall_zps6503c4d1.jpg...
Forum: GS Boxers 05-21-2014, 08:24 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 3,212
Posted By basketcase
One of my grad school professors was fond of...

One of my grad school professors was fond of saying "never make a decision while you are tired." On one of those occasions I remarked, "Dr. Bailey -- I've been tired so long I don't have a choice...
Forum: Equipment 05-09-2014, 05:10 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,100
Posted By basketcase
Granted, they could be tweaked a bit but I've...

Granted, they could be tweaked a bit but I've ridden in them in some gnarly stuff and have not felt I need anything more.

And I like wearing a boot that does not leave me looking like I am playing...
Forum: Equipment 05-08-2014, 07:58 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,100
Posted By basketcase
If you are open to a retro suggestion the...

If you are open to a retro suggestion the Aerostich Combat Touring Boots are a 70's era full leather Sidi motocross boot.

:1drink
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 05-08-2014, 04:59 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 5,091
Posted By basketcase
One other thought - I awakened this morning...

One other thought - I awakened this morning wondering if texting was a contributor to the kid in the van striking the vehicle turning left. That, or drug or alcohol impairment.

Otherwise, how does...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 05-07-2014, 03:18 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 5,091
Posted By basketcase
As someone else commented you will probably get...

As someone else commented you will probably get flamed for your comments so FWIW, I agree with you. They can flame me also.

Years back I had gotten away from BMW's and the loose, strung out over a...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 04-28-2014, 05:43 AM
Replies: 182
Views: 14,117
Posted By basketcase
I was hit from behind in 2007 in just this...

I was hit from behind in 2007 in just this scenario, with the difference being I was in my truck and not on the bike. Otherwise I am convinced I would have been toast.

Living as I do in a college...
Forum: Equipment 04-27-2014, 07:48 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 743
Posted By basketcase
Suffice it to say the Kili High's have become my...

Suffice it to say the Kili High's have become my new go-to boot for comfort and casual riding. I've worn them now for several hundred miles and they are adequately broken in so that I don't notice...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 04-22-2014, 08:42 PM
Replies: 103
Views: 10,117
Posted By basketcase
Thanks for sharing the story. That is a superb...

Thanks for sharing the story. That is a superb looking Miata. :thumb

Thinking back on it, I was initially drawn to the Z3's because of my past BMW motorcycling experience. We are comfortable with...
Forum: Americas 04-21-2014, 10:57 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 896
Posted By basketcase
Okay. I've been able to give a bit of thought to...

Okay. I've been able to give a bit of thought to your questions and have a few observations, for what they are worth.

First, a big picture suggestion. Answer these three questions before you get...
Forum: Americas 04-21-2014, 09:47 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 896
Posted By basketcase
Got your PM and stuff sent. Check your email. ...

Got your PM and stuff sent. Check your email.

:thumb
Forum: Americas 04-21-2014, 07:13 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 896
Posted By basketcase
OP, pm me an email addy and I'll send you a copy...

OP, pm me an email addy and I'll send you a copy of the documents I used to plan my CDT ride in July 2010.

Like you, I started in earnest about a year out.

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Via edit: Whoops - just...
Forum: Thumpers 04-18-2014, 05:14 PM
Replies: 102,233
Views: 19,997,897
Posted By basketcase
Sold the DR back in January. Now spring is here...

Sold the DR back in January. Now spring is here and I'm having off-road withdrawal symptoms... :huh

Somebody please convince me not to go carousing... :lol3
Forum: Equipment 04-18-2014, 05:11 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 743
Posted By basketcase
I'm tired of the weight of my CBT's so I bought a...

I'm tired of the weight of my CBT's so I bought a pair of the Kili-highs today.

+1 on fitting tight. I wear an 8.5 and found the 9's to be the best fit for me at the local stealership. That is a...
Forum: Equipment 04-18-2014, 04:58 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,011
Posted By basketcase
Earplugs are the way to go. FWIW, my HJC...

Earplugs are the way to go.

FWIW, my HJC modular is quieter than my Shoei full face helmet.
Forum: Equipment 04-15-2014, 10:19 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 2,457
Posted By basketcase
Joe Rocket mesh with CE armor in the shoulders,...

Joe Rocket mesh with CE armor in the shoulders, elbows, and on the back. I wear it when the temps get consistently above 70* Fahrenheit.

I caught it for $90 on sale and while I hope I never hit...
Forum: GPS 101 - Which GPS For Me 04-14-2014, 09:50 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 747
Posted By basketcase
Okay. Card is in and the maps are updated. ...

Okay. Card is in and the maps are updated.

Does the Nuvi 550 utilize the MicroSD card like RAM in a computer, or is it strictly for data storage?
Forum: GPS 101 - Which GPS For Me 04-13-2014, 06:22 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 747
Posted By basketcase
Thanks for the feedback. I ordered an 8 gb card...

Thanks for the feedback. I ordered an 8 gb card and will get it in when I can get the back off of the blasted case.

It goes in under the battery, and the back cover/case is not popping up to let...
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 04-07-2014, 06:00 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 284
Posted By basketcase
^ What he said. Took the enema thought from...

^

What he said. Took the enema thought from my mind before I could post it.
Forum: GPS 101 - Which GPS For Me 04-06-2014, 12:03 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 747
Posted By basketcase
Garmin Nuvi 550 MicroSD card - what size?

Updating my maps last evening the Garmin tools suggested a MicroSD card to expand the memory of my Nuvi 550.

Can anyone enlighten me on the largest capacity card the Nuvi 550 can utilize?
...
Forum: Equipment 03-30-2014, 05:59 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 2,679
Posted By basketcase
My 20 year old 2-pc Roadcrafter is about ready...

My 20 year old 2-pc Roadcrafter is about ready for replacement so last year when I passed through Atlanta I stopped at Acme Rider Supply and bought a First Gear Kilimanjaro jacket and their HT...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 03-25-2014, 09:04 PM
Replies: 74
Views: 8,182
Posted By basketcase
I live near a small refinery and your buddy is...

I live near a small refinery and your buddy is correct about the base gasolines being the same. The additive packages are the subtle differences.

And as another inmate noted, if you run the engine...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 03-22-2014, 08:09 AM
Replies: 103
Views: 10,117
Posted By basketcase
+ 1. The rider from whom I bought my last...

+ 1.

The rider from whom I bought my last Gold Wing (bike mentioned in my first post) was selling precisely because at age 70 he had been given a prescription that effected his balance. He could...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 03-21-2014, 07:40 PM
Replies: 103
Views: 10,117
Posted By basketcase
:gerg Unless a health issue strikes that affects...

:gerg Unless a health issue strikes that affects my balance, at 58 I think I've got another 10 or 12 years left.

That said, last year I began thinking along the same lines and did a couple of...
Forum: Thumpers 03-18-2014, 08:06 PM
Replies: 97
Views: 12,552
Posted By basketcase
Good deal, and thanks for the update. The DR is...

Good deal, and thanks for the update. The DR is one of the few bikes I would be completely comfortable tearing down to the frame and rewiring, reworking, and rebirthing.

:thumb
Forum: Equipment 03-02-2014, 02:13 PM
Replies: 83
Views: 9,392
Posted By basketcase
This. You could also run the line to a (top)...

This.

You could also run the line to a (top) trunk-box. Worked for me on the Gold Wing.
Forum: Road warriors 03-01-2014, 07:26 AM
Replies: 1,738
Views: 251,847
Posted By basketcase
"Sport tourer" does appear by design to be...

"Sport tourer" does appear by design to be something of a niche bike: handling that leans towards the snappiness of a sport bike, mostly neutral seating like a standard, but with bags and boxes like...
Forum: Thumpers 03-01-2014, 05:00 AM
Replies: 102,233
Views: 19,997,897
Posted By basketcase
Well boys and girls, here's the news -- Last...

Well boys and girls, here's the news --

Last Sunday (2/23/14) the DR went to reside with a new owner.

I was able to sell it all (bike, luggage and gear, tools, several extra tires and a set of...
Forum: Equipment 02-26-2014, 08:18 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 2,386
Posted By basketcase
:gerg Perspective is important. In moderate...

:gerg

Perspective is important. In moderate rain most good boots will keep you dry, but any boot can be "overwhelmed" in the right situation.

To wit: for a while four of us locally owned...
Forum: Americas 02-24-2014, 06:37 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 3,169
Posted By basketcase
Just yesterday (2/23/14) I sold my DR650 to...

Just yesterday (2/23/14) I sold my DR650 to another inmate.

Round trip from my home in Alabama, to out west locales and back, I rode that bike ~ 5,000 miles in July 2010 taking in about 2/3's of...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 02-24-2014, 05:56 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,372
Posted By basketcase
+1. :clap Beyond observing that Keith nailed...

+1. :clap

Beyond observing that Keith nailed it, and while I can't offer specific percentages, I generally think -

1. The vast majority of riders are satisfied owners and never post. They may...
Forum: Latin America 02-20-2014, 07:38 PM
Replies: 502
Views: 89,573
Posted By basketcase
Mainecoons, welcome to the asylum. :thumb ...

Mainecoons, welcome to the asylum. :thumb

After a few evenings browsing and posting it will start to make sense. That's actually kind of scary, now that I think of it! :lol3

I pretty much quit...
Forum: Latin America 02-16-2014, 12:23 PM
Replies: 502
Views: 89,573
Posted By basketcase
+ 1 Years past I spent considerable time in...

+ 1

Years past I spent considerable time in other (than the US) countries. No matter what the need - simple or complex, the ability of someone who knows the language, connections, and local...
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