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Forum: Thumpers 07-21-2014, 06:08 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 430
Posted By majorhavoc
Why are your particularly focused on a single...

Why are your particularly focused on a single cylinder bike? There are lots of dependable twins out there that would seem much better suited to your specific needs.
Forum: Equipment 07-16-2014, 05:56 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,130
Posted By majorhavoc
Yes, I think 1.5" is what you can expect from a...

Yes, I think 1.5" is what you can expect from a KLR lowering kit.

FWIW, I'm 5'8" with maybe a 29" inseam. I ride a non-lowered 2008 KLR. Holding the bike upright while stopped is no problem...
Forum: Equipment 07-07-2014, 05:45 PM
Replies: 5,943
Views: 2,368,390
Posted By majorhavoc
I kick my right leg up until I can grab it by the...

I kick my right leg up until I can grab it by the ankle with both hands. Then I raise the leg the rest of the way until I can tuck the heel behind the back of my head. Then it's a simple matter to...
Forum: Equipment 07-01-2014, 06:55 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,841
Posted By majorhavoc
Why? Because we're cheap bastards and therefore...

Why? Because we're cheap bastards and therefore would be attracted to a guerilla hack like this?

Guilty as charged.

This thread got tagged faster than you can say "old school carbureted...
Forum: Northeast - Greater Flugistan and home of the carpet baggers. 07-01-2014, 06:39 PM
Replies: 43,890
Views: 2,482,710
Posted By majorhavoc
In that case, I'd like to think I did my part by...

In that case, I'd like to think I did my part by buying a well-used (27,000mi) 2008 KLR last summer. Thereby encouraging Kawi to come up with a version with a more modern powerplant if they want to...
Forum: Northeast - Greater Flugistan and home of the carpet baggers. 06-28-2014, 05:31 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 691
Posted By majorhavoc
Mount Blue State Park in Weld, Maine is really...

Mount Blue State Park in Weld, Maine is really nice place to camp, swim and hike. Nice wooded campsites, modern toilet shower facilities and it's situated on the edge of Webb Lake, offering a really...
Forum: Beasts 06-24-2014, 07:15 PM
Replies: 90
Views: 4,761
Posted By majorhavoc
Inseam won't be an issue; I'm 5'8" with a 29'...

Inseam won't be an issue; I'm 5'8" with a 29' inseam, also 220 and most certainly not a former athlete. I ride a (full height) Gen II KLR. It's a great bike in almost every aspect for your needs. ...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 06-24-2014, 05:38 PM
Replies: 76
Views: 4,090
Posted By majorhavoc
Do the words "quit while you're [way, way, way]...

Do the words "quit while you're [way, way, way] ahead" mean anything to you?

Heed my words: walk away from this one, brother.
Forum: Equipment 06-23-2014, 05:03 PM
Replies: 5,943
Views: 2,368,390
Posted By majorhavoc
Yep, Happy Trails and yes the lid flips out. ...

Yep, Happy Trails and yes the lid flips out. Came with the bike when I bought it and I guess I've always assumed they all came that way.

A very practical arrangement, as the flip out lid...
Forum: Americas 06-21-2014, 07:51 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 899
Posted By majorhavoc
Yes, another Mainer who can identify that...

Yes, another Mainer who can identify that particular establishment as "PoLoCo".
Forum: Americas 06-16-2014, 06:30 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 835
Posted By majorhavoc
Thomas Raddall Provincial Park was a very nice...

Thomas Raddall Provincial Park was a very nice layover on my way to Halifax earlier this season; they even delivered the firewood I purchased at the park office directly to my campsite because I was...
Forum: Americas 06-15-2014, 06:49 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,928
Posted By majorhavoc
I just finished a Nova Scotia/New Brunswick trip...

I just finished a Nova Scotia/New Brunswick trip that was primarily hostels. I'm 51 and was very gratified to see a good percentage of the guests were middle aged or older, including a few couples...
Forum: Equipment 06-13-2014, 08:10 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 984
Posted By majorhavoc
Funny, but I was just contemplating this very...

Funny, but I was just contemplating this very conundrum whilst on a wet trip in Nova Scotia last month. My Goretex hiking boots proved remarkably ill suited to keeping my feet dry after even a half...
Forum: Equipment 06-13-2014, 07:21 PM
Replies: 5,943
Views: 2,368,390
Posted By majorhavoc
Happy Trails side cases, of course. ...

Happy Trails side cases, of course.

http://www.happy-trail.com/Kawasaki-KLR650E/Aluminum-Panniers-Imnaha-KLR650E.aspx

Nothing fancy or flashy. Just honest, absurdly bomb-proof gear that's so...
Forum: Equipment 06-13-2014, 04:34 PM
Replies: 5,943
Views: 2,368,390
Posted By majorhavoc
From my recent trip to Nova Scotia. ...

From my recent trip to Nova Scotia.

https://fbcdn-sphotos-g-a.akamaihd.net/hphotos-ak-xfa1/t1.0-9/10366147_633136493435726_652296584069559657_n.jpg

Packed on the bike:
...
Forum: Equipment 05-15-2014, 09:22 AM
Replies: 43
Views: 3,050
Posted By majorhavoc
+1 on the Fiskars X7. Especially now that Fiskars...

+1 on the Fiskars X7. Especially now that Fiskars responded to a cuple of consitent complaints about the prior (non X7) version. They've improved the metallurgy (for better edge retention) and...
Forum: Equipment 04-25-2014, 05:14 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,130
Posted By majorhavoc
Damn. Thank you. That is hands down the most...

Damn. Thank you. That is hands down the most comprehensive, balanced review of this jacket on the entire Interwebz. I know this because I looked far and wide for hard info when I was getting ready...
Forum: Northeast - Greater Flugistan and home of the carpet baggers. 04-25-2014, 04:16 PM
Replies: 43,890
Views: 2,482,710
Posted By majorhavoc
Got out for the first time today. Up the...

Got out for the first time today. Up the Kangamangus completely unhindered. Got caught behind a parade of minivans on the way back down though. Still, a beautiful ride. Also discovered that Rte...
Forum: Northeast - Greater Flugistan and home of the carpet baggers. 04-16-2014, 05:14 PM
Replies: 43,890
Views: 2,482,710
Posted By majorhavoc
Starting off the riding season with a bang.

Well I went and did it. I booked a crossing aboard the Nova Star to Yarmouth NS for Friday, May 16th. Me and my aged KLR650. Meat Cove here I come!
...
Forum: Americas 04-15-2014, 11:45 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 659
Posted By majorhavoc
Oh. My. God. Please tell me that was all sarcasm....

Oh. My. God. Please tell me that was all sarcasm. Blue font is your friend.

OP was just asking about staying in churches on his trip to save a little money and make the experience a bit more...
Forum: Trip Planning 03-26-2014, 08:19 PM
Replies: 140
Views: 28,879
Posted By majorhavoc
This little chair. ...

This little chair.

http://packpaddle.com/wp-content/uploads/2013/04/helinox-blog-web.jpg

This little light.

http://realdeepsnow.com/wp-content/uploads/2008/05/bdgear_header.jpg

And this...
Forum: Americas 03-26-2014, 06:59 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 2,059
Posted By majorhavoc
Oh my God; I cannot believe this thread exists. ...

Oh my God; I cannot believe this thread exists. They've finally (finally) announced fares and are accepting bookings. http://novastarcruises.com/

I am so doing Cape Breton this summer. Anyone...
Forum: Australia 03-26-2014, 06:54 PM
Replies: 116
Views: 7,367
Posted By majorhavoc
My personal litmus test for potential friends. ...

My personal litmus test for potential friends. Those who "get" The Big Lebowski, and those who don't. :thumb
Forum: Equipment 03-22-2014, 08:05 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,130
Posted By majorhavoc
Thank you. The caveat about cleaning is a good...

Thank you. The caveat about cleaning is a good one; I had a yellow Goretex parka once and that thing stopped looking "new" the first day I took it on a real outing. Add a few oil stains and it...
Forum: Equipment 03-22-2014, 07:55 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,130
Posted By majorhavoc
Rev'it Spectrum HV jacket. Good, bad or ugly?

I've found what appears to be a good deal on this jacket and I'm wondering if this will be money well spent. Any advice, general or specific to this product, or other budget options, would be...
Forum: Pics, pics, pics... 12-22-2013, 11:29 PM
Replies: 3,432
Views: 640,973
Posted By majorhavoc
I teared up a little and I'm not afraid to admit...

I teared up a little and I'm not afraid to admit it. :thumb
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 10-07-2013, 10:51 AM
Replies: 73
Views: 6,916
Posted By majorhavoc
Man, you totally beat me to it. And cathartic is...

Man, you totally beat me to it. And cathartic is right. There's something about the sound these things make that isn't so much a driver alert as it is a very forceful editorial statement.
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 10-07-2013, 10:44 AM
Replies: 1,509
Views: 104,649
Posted By majorhavoc
Originally Posted by Pecha72 <?xml:namespace...

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Forum: Battle scooters 10-04-2013, 08:46 PM
Replies: 740
Views: 249,337
Posted By majorhavoc
Softcore pictures aside: scooter girls .... are...

Softcore pictures aside: scooter girls .... are adorable. They just are.
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 10-04-2013, 07:46 PM
Replies: 1,509
Views: 104,649
Posted By majorhavoc
Yep. And it's the Supreme court decisions that...

Yep. And it's the Supreme court decisions that count. Deshaney and Castle Rock held that the due process clause of the Constitution does not create any right to governmental protection from crime....
Forum: Battle scooters 10-04-2013, 06:34 PM
Replies: 55
Views: 4,253
Posted By majorhavoc
I dunno. My money's on the rider of the pink...

I dunno. My money's on the rider of the pink one. Those pink scooter riders are trouble man. Trouble with a capital "T".
Forum: Face plant 10-03-2013, 01:08 PM
Replies: 312
Views: 85,323
Posted By majorhavoc
This is awful news. My heartfult wishes for a...

This is awful news. My heartfult wishes for a successful recovery. It won't be quick and it won't be without a lot pain and frustration. But I'm praying for MTgrrl to pull through.
Forum: Battle scooters 10-03-2013, 10:33 AM
Replies: 55
Views: 4,253
Posted By majorhavoc
It gets confusing because at first the news...

It gets confusing because at first the news outlets were reporting that the rider who initally slowed down in front of the SUV broke his leg in the encounter. Turns out that's not true. But "broken...
Forum: Americas 10-02-2013, 08:48 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 493
Posted By majorhavoc
Not sure from your scale, it it looks like part...

Not sure from your scale, it it looks like part of your proposed route in NY might be along the NY Thruway. If so, seriously re-think that. The Thruway is a miserable road in a passenger vehicle;...
Forum: Road warriors 10-02-2013, 08:33 PM
Replies: 76
Views: 6,058
Posted By majorhavoc
I come from the planet Reality. It's in a tight...

I come from the planet Reality. It's in a tight orbit with a companion planet Strict Budget. Your questions about complementary bikes frighten and confuse me.

I can barely afford a single...
Forum: Australia 10-01-2013, 09:29 AM
Replies: 71
Views: 4,553
Posted By majorhavoc
I love my Helinox chair, but I do not feel the...

I love my Helinox chair, but I do not feel the need to transport a table with me when I'm on a motorcycle.

Personally, I'm holding out for the Helinox sideboard/credenza.
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 10-01-2013, 09:25 AM
Replies: 1,509
Views: 104,649
Posted By majorhavoc
Wow, you seriously need to check your facts, man.

Wow, you seriously need to check your facts, man.
Forum: Thumpers 09-28-2013, 09:02 PM
Replies: 8,287
Views: 1,932,795
Posted By majorhavoc
She's not fast. She's not pretty. And frankly,...

She's not fast. She's not pretty. And frankly, she's not all that young anymore. But if I should ever have to go to hell and back, I have no doubt that she'd get me there.
...
Forum: GS Boxers 09-12-2013, 12:32 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,011
Posted By majorhavoc
I think you're severely limiting yourself by...

I think you're severely limiting yourself by posting this question in the GS Boxers sub-forum. Either that or you've already made up your mind.

FWIW: A used KLR would fit in your budget. You...
Forum: Equipment 09-05-2013, 08:13 PM
Replies: 119
Views: 15,294
Posted By majorhavoc
Down to $5.59 shipped. That's just insane. ...

Down to $5.59 shipped. That's just insane.

http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B004U8CP88/ref=ox_sc_sfl_title_1?ie=UTF8&psc=1&smid=A1P7ZD34BXVY66
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