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Forum: ADVrider annual rallies 04-23-2015, 10:30 AM
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Views: 94,109
Posted By The_Precious_Juice
26th-28th

The event appears to start on the 25th, which is a Thur. http://www.hatfieldmccoyresort.com/mccoy-pig-farm.html

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If I can make it, I will ride in from Dickenson County, VA to represent...
Forum: Thumpers 03-12-2015, 06:19 AM
Replies: 108,262
Views: 21,652,651
Posted By The_Precious_Juice
Taking Leave

Greetings fellow riders.

I wanted to stop by and let you'all know that all three of my riding reports are done.

I will be focusing on work and getting things in order for the next 2 years.
I...
Forum: Ride reports 03-12-2015, 06:13 AM
Replies: 44
Views: 5,193
Posted By The_Precious_Juice
Final thoughts on the Mighty DR

I am glad I went with her over the 2012 S10. Those were the two MCs I had it down to.

I did not have any problems with the MC. Human error was involved with fuel milage and range.

Even...
Forum: Ride reports 03-12-2015, 06:00 AM
Replies: 44
Views: 5,193
Posted By The_Precious_Juice
Thoughts after tour

It was actually a great tour. Easily the 2nd best of the 3. But, much better than the final 1/3 of the last tour.


Visit States that I had never been to. Indeed, I hoped to put the last of the...
Forum: Americas 03-12-2015, 05:09 AM
Replies: 61
Views: 3,407
Posted By The_Precious_Juice
Mods to look into for longer rides: 1. Wind...

Mods to look into for longer rides:

1. Wind screen to cut down on body fatigue
2. Corbin Seat.
3. Lowered foot peg kit.
4. Foot wear to cut down on vibes. Or larger foot pegs with more...
Forum: Road warriors 03-11-2015, 05:38 PM
Replies: 519
Views: 90,769
Posted By The_Precious_Juice
Thumb Kill!

Thanks for the post, Marine.

Please let us now how the break in goes.

We need the pics!
Forum: Ride reports 03-11-2015, 04:15 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 5,193
Posted By The_Precious_Juice
Where I stayed and sleept. Half of the trip.

This list will be slighty differnt from the 2nd tour.

And the categories are:

Fleet Marine Force (Sailors and Marines I served with)
Kindness of Strangers
Tent Space
Stealth Camp
Good...
Forum: Ride reports 03-11-2015, 04:01 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 5,193
Posted By The_Precious_Juice
Thoughts on the Mighty DR after 3rd tour

Greetings fellow dual-sport riders.

To give an update on the mount since her purchased back in January.
The only mods I did:
1. skid plate, twisted throttle.
2. sheep skin seat pad.
3. Bobo...
Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 03-11-2015, 08:32 AM
Replies: 655
Views: 133,788
Posted By The_Precious_Juice
I read you

But, the triple engine is about amazing. The Power to weight ratio is off the chian! This is what a lot of folks want to travel on. Many,just want the S10, but 100lbs lighter. The Triple can come...
Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 03-11-2015, 03:27 AM
Replies: 655
Views: 133,788
Posted By The_Precious_Juice
Fj-09

Weight 463lbs.

The ADV version would be low 500lbs.

It would be great!

Too close to the S10. It would hurt sales. :cry


Our only hope is a brand new 660 thumper or the 698cc.
Forum: Americas 03-10-2015, 09:17 PM
Replies: 61
Views: 3,407
Posted By The_Precious_Juice
Great feedback

Disclaimer: never been to Alaska on a MIGHTY DR.

1. Get a window for your depolyment. Looks like we have a date of depature, good.

2. Get miles per day average down. If it us over 200 miles...
Forum: Ride reports 03-10-2015, 06:44 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 5,193
Posted By The_Precious_Juice
Epilogue

Total Dollars Spent while on the Road: $674.75 :eek1

Cost per day: $19.28, so $20/day. I was hoping to break the under $30/day mark and I kind of blew that marker out of the water. :lol3
Less...
Forum: Ride reports 03-10-2015, 06:42 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 5,193
Posted By The_Precious_Juice
Day 35/35

29Oct14

I left around 0930ish. I was able to say goodbye to the entire family. My friend was going to come in later in the morning.

I took the 29 south with the quickness of what the Mighty...
Forum: Ride reports 03-10-2015, 06:36 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 5,193
Posted By The_Precious_Juice
Day 34/35

28Oct14

It was good to sleep in a bed!
I was knocked out for hours and hours.

My host took the day off.

We just talked history for a good long spell. So it looked like I was able to...
Forum: Ride reports 03-10-2015, 01:45 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 5,193
Posted By The_Precious_Juice
Day 33/35

27Oct14

I sleept ok, all things considered. Lots of traffic on the 340 during the night.

I was up and down a lot after 0300ish.

I started the day well before 0700.
It was a tight fit...
Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 03-10-2015, 10:36 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 4,243
Posted By The_Precious_Juice
Strong Armed

That would be nice.
Sadly, Suzuki is only allowing the $10,399 ADV XT here. Maybe we will get the base model next year. It is a great bargain to get the base model with the new wheels!
Maybe...
Forum: Ride reports 03-10-2015, 09:43 AM
Replies: 44
Views: 5,193
Posted By The_Precious_Juice
Day 32/35

26Oct14

I was glad that I did a tarp/tent package. The wind was really hard. It would pour through (not sure what direction) and with lots of speed. Lots of twigs and small limbs were breaking. I...
Forum: Road warriors 03-09-2015, 12:47 PM
Replies: 78
Views: 8,165
Posted By The_Precious_Juice
Thumb Well typed

:freaky
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 03-09-2015, 10:11 AM
Replies: 62
Views: 4,557
Posted By The_Precious_Juice
Question Snowmobiles

Disclaimer: Not from the N.E. or Upper Midwest.



I noticed a bunch of snowmobile dealerships when I was riding around up there last fall.

There are also a good amount of snowmobile...
Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 03-09-2015, 08:28 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 4,243
Posted By The_Precious_Juice
eakins makes a great point. With a...

eakins makes a great point.

With a suspension up grade and a ergo package up grade, the DL650 has potintial to be a great MC to tour on.

Now, I do not recommond the Wee3, because it is just...
Forum: Thumpers 03-08-2015, 06:32 PM
Replies: 108,262
Views: 21,652,651
Posted By The_Precious_Juice
The Internet Hype got to me!

I'd say she is 90%:deal

:D
Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 03-08-2015, 06:28 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,970
Posted By The_Precious_Juice
Thumb Buy now

He/she needs the cash.

It won't be spring riding for another month or so at best.
North D.

Buy now!

:deal
Forum: Ride reports 03-08-2015, 06:22 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 5,193
Posted By The_Precious_Juice
Day 31/35

25Oct14

Sat.

I sleept ok inspite of the wind hitting the tarp some.

Around 0700 I was ready to get up. There were birds just outside of the tarp/tent feeding. Good, no large animals or...
Forum: Thumpers 03-08-2015, 05:07 PM
Replies: 108,262
Views: 21,652,651
Posted By The_Precious_Juice
Welcome

Seeing how you have two HD MC, I recommond the DR650.

You may start liking the forest road stuff and move closer to the 50/50 mark.

Plus it makes a good commuter. The stock suspension makes...
Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 03-08-2015, 11:37 AM
Replies: 3,621
Views: 741,255
Posted By The_Precious_Juice
Thumb Recruit drive

Thanks for the avatar.

I will try and get it working soon.

Edit: Done and done.

Thanks again!
Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 03-08-2015, 06:57 AM
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Views: 741,255
Posted By The_Precious_Juice
Yes

I would put her in storage and then after the tour evaluate things from there.

I went to the show room/stealership and the V2 ADV was not as long as I remember.
mcmann has a good profile pic....
Forum: Thumpers 03-08-2015, 06:50 AM
Replies: 72
Views: 4,760
Posted By The_Precious_Juice
Thumb Great Post

Great detail!
Forum: Ride reports 03-07-2015, 05:08 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 5,193
Posted By The_Precious_Juice
Day 30/35

24Oct14

I sleept ok. There were some critters walking around.
No rain. Not cold until the late morning.
I put my beenie and neck gator on and rested some more. They're pre-staged in the Recon...
Forum: Thumpers 03-07-2015, 03:52 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,077
Posted By The_Precious_Juice
Stealerhip

I used it as an expression.

Like how cars drivers are cagers. It is just a phrase.

I thouht it was part of the jargon found on ADV Rider.

I was not picking on my stealerhip. :D

___...
Forum: Ride reports 03-07-2015, 02:26 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 5,193
Posted By The_Precious_Juice
Day 29/35

23Oct14

Things go a little colder. I was awake for an hour furing the middle of the night, but got some good sleep. It was enough to have some wild dreams!

Around 0700 a dog was walking up...
Forum: Ride reports 03-07-2015, 11:40 AM
Replies: 44
Views: 5,193
Posted By The_Precious_Juice
Day 28/35

22Oct14

I did not sleep too well due to my bivouac shelter. I was a solid 2/3rds of the way into the tour and things had gone much better than I had hoped. Thus far. These wet days were the worst...
Forum: Thumpers 03-07-2015, 11:29 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,077
Posted By The_Precious_Juice
Thumb Yes

Around Jan of 2014 Kawi unleashed the New Edition. The 2.1 model.:D

FWIW, I went to my stealerhip this afternoon. I noticed the 2015 KLR was not there. It was sold not long ago. The salesman said...
Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 03-07-2015, 11:23 AM
Replies: 423
Views: 86,084
Posted By The_Precious_Juice
No Joy

They still had a left over Wee2 ADV on the show room floor.

FWIW, they did not have a 2015 S10.
Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 03-07-2015, 07:53 AM
Replies: 3,621
Views: 741,255
Posted By The_Precious_Juice
looking at old videos

http://m.youtube.com/watch?v=18Ev7Ac9CAg

This video has me thinking I would enjoy this engine a lot. His discription has me thinking of the Mighty DR.

I had a test ride last year and liked...
Forum: Ride reports 03-07-2015, 07:05 AM
Replies: 44
Views: 5,193
Posted By The_Precious_Juice
Day 27/35

21Oct14

Good sleep. Odd dreams. Up before 0545. I was ready to hit the road around 0602ish. I did not eat anything, I figured Dunkies would take care of me soon enough. It was going to be rainy...
Forum: Ride reports 03-07-2015, 06:06 AM
Replies: 44
Views: 5,193
Posted By The_Precious_Juice
Day 26/35 (Last of the Lower 48!)

20Oct14

I had a lot to think about as I started the morning and longed for the morning sun to come over the ridge line.

1. It was about freezing
2. I did not have any thing going for VT with...
Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 03-07-2015, 05:52 AM
Replies: 423
Views: 86,084
Posted By The_Precious_Juice
I just like the S10. Maybe by late January of...

I just like the S10. Maybe by late January of 2017 it will be still there and I could get it for thousands off MSRP. :D

If I had a Sheila, then I would go on epic tours with her on the S10.
...
Forum: Ride reports 03-07-2015, 05:49 AM
Replies: 44
Views: 5,193
Posted By The_Precious_Juice
Day 25/35

19Oct14

Nice and rested to start the day. The T.V. had some reports of riots in Keene after we left. Damn CT, punks. I dislike how parents let their kids do anything and be jerks.

We...
Forum: Thumpers 03-07-2015, 04:40 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,077
Posted By The_Precious_Juice
The 2014 KLR 650 New Edition thread was started...

The 2014 KLR 650 New Edition thread was started 13 months ago here. http://www.advrider.com/forums/showthread.php?t=952929


I am certain that some of the early 2014 models were actually the 2nd...
Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 03-06-2015, 07:21 PM
Replies: 423
Views: 86,084
Posted By The_Precious_Juice
Once it gets in the 40s F

I plan on taking my bicycle to the stealership and checking out things.

I hope they have a new S10. They sold the 2012 model in late Jan. Dam!

I will try and get a couple of pics of the new...
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