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Forum: Trip Planning 07-04-2014, 05:41 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 4,500
Posted By kshive
Laugh loved it

Loved it - my wife and I went to Southern California to visit the folks. I surprised her with one night in San Pedro on a yacht through Airbnb. Worked our great for us. :evil
Forum: Ride reports 07-04-2014, 05:33 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 3,639
Posted By kshive
I live in Reno too (South near Whole Foods). ...

I live in Reno too (South near Whole Foods). Definitely going to follow along. I've always wanted to do a trip to Alaska like that!
Forum: Ride reports 08-22-2013, 11:26 PM
Replies: 228
Views: 54,634
Posted By kshive
Laugh Just stumbled upon this RR this afternoon - you...

Just stumbled upon this RR this afternoon - you know you started this in March right? :lol3 I was hoping to read this ride report all the way to the end but I guess I'll be patiently waiting. :D
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Forum: Equipment 08-20-2013, 11:39 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,606
Posted By kshive
I have the Rapid Transit Recon 19. My two...

I have the Rapid Transit Recon 19. My two complaints about this is the small map window and small cell phone holder. Otherwise I love the bag and it converts to a backpack so you can take it off...
Forum: The Garage 08-20-2013, 11:32 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,697
Posted By kshive
I love that the whole setup is on wheels. That's...

I love that the whole setup is on wheels. That's actually pretty brilliant as long as you don't have deep/wide mason lines on your garage floor. :thumbup
Forum: The Garage 08-20-2013, 11:11 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 2,544
Posted By kshive
That actually happened to me after storing it in...

That actually happened to me after storing it in my garage for the winter. I did a bunch of stuff to the bike before I put my bike away including getting a new rear tire and valve stem and 5 months...
Forum: Equipment 08-20-2013, 08:21 AM
Replies: 6,140
Views: 2,428,734
Posted By kshive
Laugh Camping gear from a trip back in 2009

https://lh3.googleusercontent.com/-uepLzIozqiI/UhOINn7HXXI/AAAAAAAADd0/hX4jBYM3jko/w999-h749-no/IMG_3156.JPG
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Forum: Trip Planning 07-13-2010, 04:13 PM
Replies: 121
Views: 27,802
Posted By kshive
Def +1 on this. I crossed the Canada border at...

Def +1 on this. I crossed the Canada border at Lynden, WA and headed into Seattle to stay with a friend. His address was programed into my GPS two weeks ahead of time and the touchscreen on my GPS...
Forum: Americas 07-13-2010, 12:11 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 2,188
Posted By kshive
+1 on that but I'd take the 40 if I only had...

+1 on that but I'd take the 40 if I only had those two choices...

Otherwise at least take Route 66 and you can say you did it...

http://www.historic66.com/description/
Forum: Face plant 07-08-2010, 09:53 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,198
Posted By kshive
Cry crash...

A buddy of mine, t-boned a car that pulled out in front of him a few days ago. In ICU for the last three days with several broken ribs, collar bone, humerus, hemothorax (blood in lung cavity),...
Forum: Beasts 06-26-2010, 10:17 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 2,295
Posted By kshive
Just because it's hard to get to, I always change...

Just because it's hard to get to, I always change out my plugs when I clean my air filter (K&N). Make sure you gap them right.
Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 05-11-2010, 12:17 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 781
Posted By kshive
I'll second what scapegoat said. I was on it the...

I'll second what scapegoat said. I was on it the weekend after Memorial Day, nice curves but just gotta be careful for loose gravel.
Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 05-11-2010, 12:14 PM
Replies: 858
Views: 45,748
Posted By kshive
Are the dates still the same? 6/17-6/20? Didn't...

Are the dates still the same? 6/17-6/20? Didn't want to read the entire thread to look for changes.
Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 05-11-2010, 08:30 AM
Replies: 79
Views: 6,188
Posted By kshive
Mammoth Lakes, CA - sorta close to Tahoe..

Mammoth Lakes, CA - sorta close to Tahoe..
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 05-10-2010, 09:22 AM
Replies: 1,596
Views: 209,032
Posted By kshive
I was doing some dirt at like 50-60mph on a fire...

I was doing some dirt at like 50-60mph on a fire road when a thunderstorm rolled in. Marble sized hail started falling and I had this huge grin on my face cuz I knew I was completely protected from...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 05-10-2010, 08:59 AM
Replies: 1,596
Views: 209,032
Posted By kshive
road work

Had one of those big road construction "Flaggers Ahead" signs fly across the road no more than 10 feet in front of me on a real windy day. I saw it start to tilt maybe 100 feet before I got to it...
Forum: Equipment 05-07-2010, 01:18 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 801
Posted By kshive
http://files.myopera.com/drlaunch/albums/110279/63...

http://files.myopera.com/drlaunch/albums/110279/630.jpg
Forum: Equipment 05-07-2010, 01:14 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 3,154
Posted By kshive
sixmoons

More of a backpacking tent where your trek poles double as the tent poles but I have a friend that did the Pacific Crest Trail (Mex to Canada) in 4 months and slept pretty much every night in one of...
Forum: Beasts 05-02-2010, 09:33 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,400
Posted By kshive
Question V-Strom coolant leak issue

Sorta a pre-mature post but I noticed a tiny bit of coolant splatter on the engine and lower part of my crashbars where it attaches to the frame. I haven't had a chance to pull off the fairing to...
Forum: Equipment 04-18-2010, 10:36 AM
Replies: 66
Views: 9,845
Posted By kshive
Ok, that's stinkin' cool... I gotta get me one of...

Ok, that's stinkin' cool... I gotta get me one of these nanos!
Forum: Beasts 04-18-2010, 10:04 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,594
Posted By kshive
+1 on the power commander - I'm pretty high on...

+1 on the power commander - I'm pretty high on the RPMs on my DL, usually shift after 5k
Forum: The Garage 03-14-2010, 10:07 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 2,631
Posted By kshive
I've JB Welded a metal gas can before without any...

I've JB Welded a metal gas can before without any issues that I can tell. Real cheap, easy and quick. Get the 5 minute stuff and cure time is like an hour. Tip would be to hair dry the metal...
Forum: Americas 08-27-2009, 10:26 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 451
Posted By kshive
Glad you made it safe!

Glad you made it safe!
Forum: Trip Planning 08-26-2009, 02:43 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 4,588
Posted By kshive
Just going to say - headlamp. You'll be happy to...

Just going to say - headlamp. You'll be happy to have that over a flashlight.
Forum: Americas 08-26-2009, 02:37 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 2,407
Posted By kshive
ha! Oxblood actually answered it correctly! ...

ha! Oxblood actually answered it correctly!

But ya, seriously, you do need a passport to get back in. I'll be ridin' up to Whistler, BC on the 7th if you're in the area!
Forum: Beasts 08-26-2009, 01:16 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,043
Posted By kshive
+1 I've owned both and still love the 650...

+1 I've owned both and still love the 650 better... Get a DL650 off the flea market and you won't be disappointed...
Forum: Face plant 08-25-2009, 11:52 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 2,280
Posted By kshive
glad you weren't seriously injured... AGATT

glad you weren't seriously injured... AGATT
Forum: Beasts 08-25-2009, 10:30 AM
Replies: 2,238
Views: 413,236
Posted By kshive
Don't really need to make a big deal outta this...

Don't really need to make a big deal outta this since this thread is about the Shinko's but I've always put about 10% more pressure in my tires even on cars. Actually does a few things like keep the...
Forum: Americas 08-22-2009, 03:07 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 432
Posted By kshive
Every time I go on a long distance bike trip I go...

Every time I go on a long distance bike trip I go to these guys http://www.travelguard.com/ and get insurance. Might be kinda pricey for an entire year though. I'm going on an 18 day 4K mile trip...
Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 08-22-2009, 03:01 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,207
Posted By kshive
It's a Google Earth file. Just install Google...

It's a Google Earth file. Just install Google Earth on your comp and double click the file.
Forum: Beasts 08-22-2009, 10:39 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 787
Posted By kshive
The common ground should go back to the battery. ...

The common ground should go back to the battery. The chassis for the DL is NOT the common ground even though it works. You could run into issues if you use the chassis as a common ground and quick...
Forum: Americas 08-21-2009, 11:25 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 971
Posted By kshive
personally I would say a DL650 cuz you get the...

personally I would say a DL650 cuz you get the best of both worlds in an almost no vibration V-Twin that's comfortable and proven reliable. You'll also at LEAST have a chance keeping up with your...
Forum: Beasts 08-21-2009, 11:17 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 787
Posted By kshive
Ya, I'd do the same thing. My DL650 had the same...

Ya, I'd do the same thing. My DL650 had the same problem right after I washed it. For some reason the connector shorted out and I gave it a few good blows and it was back working again. Only...
Forum: Beasts 08-21-2009, 11:12 PM
Replies: 52
Views: 4,305
Posted By kshive
I've owned both bikes and I think it depends on...

I've owned both bikes and I think it depends on what you're planning on doing. The 650 is incredible solo or 2up and is very versatile. The only reason I got a 1K is because I'm riding with others...
Forum: Beasts 08-21-2009, 11:02 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,735
Posted By kshive
I was in Switzerland about a month ago and I got...

I was in Switzerland about a month ago and I got to take one around the block. Rides real smooth and sorta felt like my DL1000 but I was leaned forward a bit more. It was definitely heavy to put up...
Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 08-21-2009, 10:52 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,207
Posted By kshive
+1 been there! Good food!

+1 been there! Good food!
Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 08-21-2009, 11:12 AM
Replies: 43
Views: 1,703
Posted By kshive
Shouldn't the center stand lift the *BACK* tire?!?

Shouldn't the center stand lift the *BACK* tire?!?
Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 08-21-2009, 09:49 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,207
Posted By kshive
According to the KML file you're headed into...

According to the KML file you're headed into Mammoth Lakes, CA. When do you think you'll be there? I'm taking my own trip leaving 8/31 and coming back on 9/17. You're welcomed to stay with me if...
Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 08-21-2009, 09:22 AM
Replies: 43
Views: 1,703
Posted By kshive
+1 I'm an avid backpacker and a headlamp is...

+1

I'm an avid backpacker and a headlamp is one of the most important items to bring!
Forum: Beasts 08-20-2009, 02:18 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 654
Posted By kshive
That's actually exactly what I got. Bought two...

That's actually exactly what I got. Bought two sets of them...
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