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Forum: Asia 01-15-2012, 09:02 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 878
Posted By GregX999
Bringing a bike to Japan

Hey, I'm having the hardest time finding info regarding temporarily importing a motorcycle into Japan (from the U.S.).

Does anyone know what's involved if I'm going to Japan a) on a tourist visa...
Forum: Road warriors 03-29-2011, 04:14 PM
Replies: 536
Views: 164,398
Posted By GregX999
How am I suppose to see a red one in person if...

How am I suppose to see a red one in person if you've already bought it?!? :ddog

But seriously... :tb
Forum: Ride reports 03-23-2011, 07:07 PM
Replies: 1,950
Views: 612,595
Posted By GregX999
I've been trying to catch up on this report for a...

I've been trying to catch up on this report for a couple days now. It's great stuff. The photos from Argentina bring back great memories from when I was there a few years ago (alas, not on a bike).
...
Forum: Road warriors 03-17-2011, 01:15 PM
Replies: 229
Views: 38,581
Posted By GregX999
Would those Wide-Glide bars be considered...

Would those Wide-Glide bars be considered mini-apes? Which Dyna do you have? Any pics with the bars?
Forum: Road warriors 03-16-2011, 01:19 PM
Replies: 229
Views: 38,581
Posted By GregX999
Ok, so I have a XL1200R (2007 that I bought this...

Ok, so I have a XL1200R (2007 that I bought this past fall) and I've only done one long ride on it so far (was about 6 hours). And OMFG my shoulders were killing me after that ride - back of my...
Forum: Road warriors 12-28-2010, 07:51 AM
Replies: 4,368
Views: 787,163
Posted By GregX999
Now, that's interesting. I've been debating...

Now, that's interesting. I've been debating between going with risers (~3") or mini-apes, or going with drag bars. At first I was thinking that having a bit more bend in my elbows, and less forward...
Forum: Road warriors 12-27-2010, 03:18 PM
Replies: 4,368
Views: 787,163
Posted By GregX999
Nope, it's a Don's Cycle Wear bag. It's a little...

Nope, it's a Don's Cycle Wear bag. It's a little larger than a Licks, and was a bit less expensive too. My dad and I fabbed up a mount that bolts to where the left passenger peg bolts to and it holds...
Forum: Road warriors 12-27-2010, 09:24 AM
Replies: 540
Views: 155,923
Posted By GregX999
Hmmm... Sounds like I'll have to check-out that...

Hmmm... Sounds like I'll have to check-out that SW Motech hardware if I end up with a Bandit or the new replacement. It's always nice to have "low-viz" mounting brackets for when riding without the...
Forum: Road warriors 12-27-2010, 05:58 AM
Replies: 540
Views: 155,923
Posted By GregX999
So, has anyone here seen, or even ridden, the new...

So, has anyone here seen, or even ridden, the new GSX1200FA "not-a-Bandit"?

It seems like the only differences from the Bandit are the full bodywork, the headlight and the instrument panel/gauges....
Forum: Road warriors 12-27-2010, 05:52 AM
Replies: 4,368
Views: 787,163
Posted By GregX999
I'm light too, about 155lbs. To me, the stock...

I'm light too, about 155lbs. To me, the stock rear shocks seem like they were designed for someone heavier as it feels almost as if I have no rear shocks. Almost. I've read that RK shocks won't...
Forum: Road warriors 12-26-2010, 02:04 PM
Replies: 4,368
Views: 787,163
Posted By GregX999
Here's mine. :D ...

Here's mine. :D

http://lh5.ggpht.com/_zSLo9eQ3bG8/TKJ3U6PXGKI/AAAAAAAAANw/xMF03M-fBKA/s800/sportster-5.jpg
...
Forum: Ride reports 12-17-2010, 01:42 PM
Replies: 365
Views: 177,612
Posted By GregX999
Love it!

I just read the whole thread yesterday and today. :clap

I love it! Reports like yours, cavebiker's, RTWDoug's and goinsideways136's have me chomping at the bit to head south (at least to Mexico,...
Forum: Road warriors 09-29-2010, 04:14 PM
Replies: 2,255
Views: 597,053
Posted By GregX999
Yep - Click here...

Yep - Click here...
Forum: Road warriors 09-29-2010, 12:41 PM
Replies: 2,255
Views: 597,053
Posted By GregX999
I've been researching small wind screens too,...

I've been researching small wind screens too, that one looks kinda nice. I like that it doesn't have huge mounting hardware. But what does it mount to? Would it work with dual gauges (like on my...
Forum: Road warriors 09-28-2010, 04:18 PM
Replies: 2,255
Views: 597,053
Posted By GregX999
My XL1200R

Here's my new (to me) 2007 XL1200R. Just got it last week. So far I've only taken one ride longer than 15 minutes, but I really like it so far. I'll certainly be having lots of adventures on it!
...
Forum: Road warriors 09-02-2010, 07:43 AM
Replies: 83
Views: 30,769
Posted By GregX999
Nitro, did the Intiminators actually raise the...

Nitro, did the Intiminators actually raise the front? I've wondered what people do to the front-end after putting Progressives or Road King shocks on their Irons and Nightsters.
Forum: Ride reports 09-01-2010, 04:39 PM
Replies: 1,363
Views: 536,326
Posted By GregX999
I have to say that this ride report is in my list...

I have to say that this ride report is in my list of Top-5 Favorites Of All Time - for this site or any others! I think I've probably gone through it 3 or 4 times just to look at the photos again....
Forum: Road warriors 04-12-2010, 05:24 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 3,719
Posted By GregX999
When I got my MC license (14 years ago) I had a...

When I got my MC license (14 years ago) I had a soft spot for the Viragos, and still do. They're not at all similar to what's been popular over the years, but there's just something about them.
...
Forum: EMEA 02-11-2010, 06:15 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 864
Posted By GregX999
Thanks for the link WheatWhacker! That will cover...

Thanks for the link WheatWhacker! That will cover someone for all of Europe (green card ins.) right?
Forum: EMEA 02-10-2010, 01:41 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 864
Posted By GregX999
Oh, so MOT is just a one-time thing? Not needed...

Oh, so MOT is just a one-time thing? Not needed each year?

Yeah, I totally plan on paying cash - I want no debt! I'm in "saving mode" right now. :)
Forum: Americas 02-08-2010, 05:47 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 722
Posted By GregX999
Thank you esteemed inmates! :D Yeah, I...

Thank you esteemed inmates! :D

Yeah, I kinda-sorta already knew that any bike WOULD work. But since I am currently sans-bike, I figured I'd get some input. I want to get something that's a good...
Forum: EMEA 02-08-2010, 05:32 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 864
Posted By GregX999
Hey, thanks for the info. Banjax - Ok, those...

Hey, thanks for the info.

Banjax - Ok, those registration fees aren't too bad. Do you know if you need to have the MOT test in order to register it each year? Or can it be re-registered even if...
Forum: EMEA 02-07-2010, 02:11 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 864
Posted By GregX999
Buying a bike in the UK?

I asked this question in another thread, but thought I should start a new thread instead of hijacking one. :D

Does anyone know what is required when buying a used bike in the UK (as an American) -...
Forum: Americas 02-07-2010, 02:06 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 722
Posted By GregX999
Street vs. DS bike - Mexico and Central America

Hi all,

I'm in the advanced day-dreaming stage of a ride "south". At least all around Mexico, at most down to Panama.

If I were to do such a trip would I be better off with a dual-sport bike...
Forum: EMEA 02-07-2010, 07:54 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 4,558
Posted By GregX999
deleted - started my own thread :D

deleted - started my own thread :D
Forum: Trip Planning 01-17-2010, 10:22 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,332
Posted By GregX999
Thanks Manuel. It sounds like you travel similar...

Thanks Manuel. It sounds like you travel similar to how I do - eat like the locals, stay at hostels and pensiones, etc. I've read about the medjet thing a few times, I would certainly look into that....
Forum: Trip Planning 01-16-2010, 12:55 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,332
Posted By GregX999
Figuring out the cost

How does one go about figuring out how much money is needed to do a 3 month, 6 month, 3 year motorcycle trip?

Assuming you already own the bike and gear - I mean just figuring out how much you'll...
Forum: Pacific Northwet - Where it's green. And wet. 11-22-2009, 05:47 AM
Replies: 66
Views: 3,395
Posted By GregX999
Well, there's sure a lot to think about in this...

Well, there's sure a lot to think about in this thread. I never thought I'd get such a great response. It won't make the choice any easier, but at least I'm much more informed now. And of course, if...
Forum: Pacific Northwet - Where it's green. And wet. 11-16-2009, 05:21 PM
Replies: 66
Views: 3,395
Posted By GregX999
Never heard of Sequim. I've heard of Port...

Never heard of Sequim. I've heard of Port Angeles. I would have thought they were a bit "out in the boonies". But I'll look into them a bit more.

Birdmove, you're the first person on this site to...
Forum: Pacific Northwet - Where it's green. And wet. 11-14-2009, 12:38 PM
Replies: 66
Views: 3,395
Posted By GregX999
You guys rock! I've posted similar threads to a...

You guys rock! I've posted similar threads to a couple other website forums (non-motorcycle related) and this one had provided the most useful information by far. :rayof

And thanks to anyone who...
Forum: Pacific Northwet - Where it's green. And wet. 11-13-2009, 10:08 AM
Replies: 66
Views: 3,395
Posted By GregX999
Your's is a very good approach. I think I was...

Your's is a very good approach. I think I was already starting to think that way after re-reading some of the responses here and then spending some more time looking over the map and seeing that...
Forum: Pacific Northwet - Where it's green. And wet. 11-13-2009, 08:01 AM
Replies: 66
Views: 3,395
Posted By GregX999
Thanks guys! This info is really helpful. ...

Thanks guys! This info is really helpful.

Wow, judging from those rainfall maps, places like Port Townsend, northern Whidby Island and Anacortes are practically deserts compared to some of the...
Forum: Pacific Northwet - Where it's green. And wet. 11-12-2009, 02:10 PM
Replies: 66
Views: 3,395
Posted By GregX999
I hadn't even thought much about west of Puget...

I hadn't even thought much about west of Puget Sound - not sure why, it just didn't "register" or something. Isn't it a pain to get anywhere east, like the Cascades? A ferry ride + a long highway...
Forum: Pacific Northwet - Where it's green. And wet. 11-12-2009, 01:58 PM
Replies: 66
Views: 3,395
Posted By GregX999
Yes, you hit the nail on the head! I am of two...

Yes, you hit the nail on the head! I am of two minds when it comes to the downtown vs. small town question. I have been steered towards those very neighborhoods by a few people that live IN Seattle....
Forum: Pacific Northwet - Where it's green. And wet. 11-12-2009, 01:43 PM
Replies: 66
Views: 3,395
Posted By GregX999
Hey WB-PDX, your story is VERY similar to mine. I...

Hey WB-PDX, your story is VERY similar to mine. I did exactly what you did about 12 years ago - decided I hated Rochester, packed up my little Ford Ranger and drove to... San Diego! (Having never...
Forum: Pacific Northwet - Where it's green. And wet. 11-12-2009, 10:58 AM
Replies: 66
Views: 3,395
Posted By GregX999
So much good info here already!! Thanks guys! ...

So much good info here already!! Thanks guys!

I've been skimming through that "Where to Meet ADV Riders - South Sound" thread. Looks like a lot of great riding in the area. I didn't know there was...
Forum: Pacific Northwet - Where it's green. And wet. 11-12-2009, 05:57 AM
Replies: 66
Views: 3,395
Posted By GregX999
Wink Moving to Seattle - need advice

So, it looks like I'll be moving to the Seattle area in 2-3 months. :clap
(I just spent the last hour drooling over the "NorthWet Pics" thread - WOW! Living out there must suck so bad!)

But now I...
Forum: Thumpers 11-11-2009, 12:21 PM
Replies: 96,118
Views: 18,119,579
Posted By GregX999
Why did you decide to go with a 19" front? How do...

Why did you decide to go with a 19" front? How do you like it?
Forum: Thumpers 11-11-2009, 10:48 AM
Replies: 96,118
Views: 18,119,579
Posted By GregX999
Is this tank white or "natural"?

Is this tank white or "natural"?
Forum: Ride reports 11-02-2009, 06:26 PM
Replies: 1,120
Views: 649,571
Posted By GregX999
:eek2 This photo is AMAZING!!!

:eek2 This photo is AMAZING!!!
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