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Forum: Americas Today, 03:43 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 356
Posted By boatpuller
You ask very good questions that most of us who...

You ask very good questions that most of us who live here don't even think of. Good for you.

Out west the Octane level is lower than in the east or mid west. I think that at higher elevations...
Forum: Trip Planning Today, 03:11 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 166
Posted By boatpuller
Sounds like a lovely area, and a kind offer. You...

Sounds like a lovely area, and a kind offer. You are right that the tent space map sign up thread will be the best place for your offer. This link will help get you on the map there: ...
Forum: Americas 05-04-2015, 04:17 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 356
Posted By boatpuller
Welcome in advance to the USA. Hope you have a...

Welcome in advance to the USA. Hope you have a wonderful time here on your epic trip. And, you have obviously spent much time routing, but if you are open to suggestions, I'd bypass Little Rock,...
Forum: Pacific Northwet - Where it's green. And wet. 05-01-2015, 03:03 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 3,872
Posted By boatpuller
It's two years later now. Is this still viable...

It's two years later now. Is this still viable motorcycle parking for a few days when needing to fly out and back, for a non-employee?
Forum: Pacific Northwet - Where it's green. And wet. 05-01-2015, 02:52 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 5,303
Posted By boatpuller
It's looking like I'll need to park my motorcycle...

It's looking like I'll need to park my motorcycle at SeaTac for a few days the week following Memorial Day, while I put my vacation on hold and fly off to meetings. Then I'll fly back and continue...
Forum: Trip Planning 05-01-2015, 02:36 PM
Replies: 179
Views: 96,848
Posted By boatpuller
Trying it on my computer, it worked as smooth as...

Trying it on my computer, it worked as smooth as the old system. I could not tell that there was a difference in fact. Have not tried it on my phone or tablet though.
Forum: Americas 04-29-2015, 08:25 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 598
Posted By boatpuller
It is the exact same type of road as the BRP, a...

It is the exact same type of road as the BRP, a National Park of a road.

http://www.nps.gov/natr/index.htm

And here is a link to Google search results for images: ...
Forum: Americas 04-28-2015, 11:19 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 598
Posted By boatpuller
A Strom with a RDL seat: Nice. You could...

A Strom with a RDL seat: Nice.

You could come up the Natchez Trace towards Nashville on your way home. It's National Parkway slow, but lovely country side.

Also a big fan of the horse...
Forum: Americas 04-28-2015, 09:45 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 310
Posted By boatpuller
I find the middle of KY to be a little prettier...

I find the middle of KY to be a little prettier than the middle of TN, but you'll be so far south on the BRP, that riding north to see KY horse country just does not make sense.

Maybe just...
Forum: Road warriors 04-27-2015, 08:06 PM
Replies: 5,375
Views: 1,088,449
Posted By boatpuller
Then you need to change the placement of the rear...

Then you need to change the placement of the rear brake lever and the gear shifter to the opposite sides. That's how Sportsters were back in the day.
Forum: Trip Planning 04-27-2015, 08:23 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 610
Posted By boatpuller
Do you have room to put a full or partial sheet...

Do you have room to put a full or partial sheet of plywood under the Road King? You could bolt a tire chock to it, and with some reinforcements strap the bike to the plywood, in addition to...
Forum: Americas 04-24-2015, 02:44 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 1,374
Posted By boatpuller
While still a dream for some folks, Rt 66's best...

While still a dream for some folks, Rt 66's best days are behind it. Like many things today, they are only popular because it WAS important in the past. It will take you through the middle of many...
Forum: Trip Planning 04-24-2015, 11:10 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 830
Posted By boatpuller
Sounds like what you suggest is a good plan.

Sounds like what you suggest is a good plan.
Forum: Americas 04-24-2015, 09:12 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 286
Posted By boatpuller
One other thing, KS gets a bad rap, but I don't...

One other thing, KS gets a bad rap, but I don't think it's fully deserved. I-70 is not a bad way to go across KS. In fact, after riding NW CO no-mans-land, and by the NE CO feed lots so big they...
Forum: Americas 04-24-2015, 08:51 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 226
Posted By boatpuller
Had a wonderful stay in Thunder Bay at the Prince...

Had a wonderful stay in Thunder Bay at the Prince (somebody or another) hotel in the downtown area. Very welcoming of my motorcycle, even gave me a logo'ed microfiber towel at check in for cleaning...
Forum: Americas 04-23-2015, 08:41 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 1,374
Posted By boatpuller
Monday, September 7 Labor Day 2015 ...

Monday, September 7
Labor Day 2015


The Road King will eat up miles and miles. (hence the name Road King)

The dyna can also cover a lot of miles, but you'll lose the wind shield,...
Forum: Day Trippin' 04-23-2015, 06:43 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 373
Posted By boatpuller
Glad you made the trip on motorcycles. This one...

Glad you made the trip on motorcycles. This one will be better remembered than one with only nice weather.
Forum: Americas 04-23-2015, 06:35 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 286
Posted By boatpuller
5 days? A southern route will have more fun and...

5 days? A southern route will have more fun and interesting routes. Try hitting Northern AR (take a half day to play there) and then either KY or TN, WV, and work your way north towards NY.
Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 04-23-2015, 06:18 AM
Replies: 57
Views: 5,582
Posted By boatpuller
Not that it is available here in north America,...

Not that it is available here in north America, but is the Yamaha 650 Tenere an option? Is it a twin cylinder like the 1200? Or, what about going classic, like the 650 specials from the 80s? Not...
Forum: Americas 04-21-2015, 03:42 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 1,374
Posted By boatpuller
Yes, starting after the Labor Day 3-day weekend...

Yes, starting after the Labor Day 3-day weekend is a good idea.

As you'll want to really travel, not just look cool going to the local bar, make sure you rent a Harley with the full suspension,...
Forum: Americas 04-20-2015, 12:04 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,064
Posted By boatpuller
You might get better local information in the...

You might get better local information in the regional sections of ADVRider.

Good luck, and hope this will be your best ride ever.
Forum: Americas 04-20-2015, 11:53 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 1,374
Posted By boatpuller
Sept. is a very good choice. It's my favorite...

Sept. is a very good choice. It's my favorite month to tour on a motorcycle. In the north you'll see some trees turning. Overall the weather and temps tend to be nice in Sept.

Where will you...
Forum: Road warriors 04-20-2015, 11:42 AM
Replies: 50
Views: 3,625
Posted By boatpuller
Bet it has something to do with liability or the...

Bet it has something to do with liability or the cost of getting that motorcycle past all the regulatory requirements for being street legal.

If they are not going to sell such a motorcycle,...
Forum: Road warriors 04-20-2015, 11:35 AM
Replies: 93
Views: 8,812
Posted By boatpuller
Holy Crap! That's awful news. The best to you...

Holy Crap! That's awful news. The best to you during your recovery. Work hard at it; that helps.
Forum: Americas 04-20-2015, 05:58 AM
Replies: 98
Views: 7,802
Posted By boatpuller
That must have been before oil was discovered in...

That must have been before oil was discovered in the area, and the hotel economy was ruined by the oil workers. A couple of years ago Craig, CO was a very expensive place to hotel.
Forum: Americas 04-19-2015, 02:06 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 1,374
Posted By boatpuller
To clear up any confusion in my prior post using...

To clear up any confusion in my prior post using initials, those were for compass directions, NE is north east, SW was south west, etc.

Here is a link to the abbreviations for our states: ...
Forum: Trip Planning 04-17-2015, 02:12 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,550
Posted By boatpuller
Picked up a cigarette lighter receptical that has...

Picked up a cigarette lighter receptical that has a SAE plug that fits the battery tender plug. Whole thing fits in my saddle bag, and the phone is blue toothed to the GPS from there.
Forum: Americas 04-17-2015, 07:28 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 1,374
Posted By boatpuller
gseur: Wishing you and your wife a wonderful...

gseur: Wishing you and your wife a wonderful ride here in our little part of the world. What kind of things are you interested in seeing while here in US?

Many Europeans don't grasp how big...
Forum: Americas 04-17-2015, 07:16 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 1,374
Posted By boatpuller
Northern AR and Southern MO, it is very hard to...

Northern AR and Southern MO, it is very hard to go wrong picking roads. I think the eastern third is less interesting than the western 2/3s, which are part of the Ozark Mountains. MO is more gentle...
Forum: Americas 04-16-2015, 07:55 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 353
Posted By boatpuller
We will not stop calling that great motorcycle...

We will not stop calling that great motorcycle tour 4 Corners - that is its name: The USA 4 Corners Tour.
Jeez, I thought Canadians were not so uptight... - oops, never mind, you're from Montreal.
Forum: Americas 04-16-2015, 01:41 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 353
Posted By boatpuller
Did USA 4 Corners in 2011. Best motorcycle ride...

Did USA 4 Corners in 2011. Best motorcycle ride ever. You've love it, and will understand the country in a way most can't. Seeing the whole nation in one continuous swath is amazing.

Don't...
Forum: Americas 04-14-2015, 02:43 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 708
Posted By boatpuller
Which Bing translated into: A bride. Agarrale...

Which Bing translated into: A bride. Agarrale the buttocks and there you'll learn something dude.
Forum: Americas 04-13-2015, 11:59 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,428
Posted By boatpuller
You don't need motorcycle-specific boots, but...

You don't need motorcycle-specific boots, but waterproof leather ones would be nice. I prefer to ride in GoreTex leather hiking boots. I give up a little protection, but gain much in utility, as...
Forum: Americas 04-13-2015, 08:43 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,873
Posted By boatpuller
I live at the top of your map, in a suburb on the...

I live at the top of your map, in a suburb on the west side of St. Louis, and have experience with the roads you are planning to ride. Here are some thoughts:

1. If you need a place to rest...
Forum: Trip Planning 04-13-2015, 08:13 AM
Replies: 55
Views: 7,871
Posted By boatpuller
NickGuzzi: Your post is the most...

NickGuzzi: Your post is the most glass-is-half-full-and-that-leaves-more-room-for-champagne one I've read in a long time. Wish more people were like that.
Forum: Road warriors 04-09-2015, 09:32 PM
Replies: 70
Views: 5,986
Posted By boatpuller
Oh, I'm not worried about it making it...

Oh, I'm not worried about it making it mechanically. It's just that something else usually catches my attention and I move on to it. Or the economics make me trade while there is still some resell...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 04-09-2015, 09:19 PM
Replies: 96
Views: 7,122
Posted By boatpuller
And don't use your front brake. If...

And don't use your front brake.



If this was cut out of my post, please let me clarify an important point I may have missed. And thanks for pointing it out.

USE THE FRONT BRAKE AT...
Forum: Americas 04-09-2015, 09:59 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 247
Posted By boatpuller
If you plan to approach Indy in a southern...

If you plan to approach Indy in a southern trajectory, you might as well take the highway for the final few hundred miles. The northern part of IN and OH is flat rural plains. If you have the time,...
Forum: Road warriors 04-09-2015, 09:45 AM
Replies: 93
Views: 8,812
Posted By boatpuller
For my very short wife, I swapped out the rear...

For my very short wife, I swapped out the rear crash bars / saddle bag holders for ones from a Street Glide, which is just a saddle bag holder and NO rear crash bar. Works great for her.

A...
Forum: Road warriors 04-09-2015, 09:33 AM
Replies: 70
Views: 5,986
Posted By boatpuller
Those are some impressive odo's. Good Job. ...

Those are some impressive odo's. Good Job. Makes my 5 year old Road King with 65,000 miles on it seem like a garage queen. I work from home, and therefore don't commute, but I've got about 20,000...
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