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Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 06-27-2013, 09:14 PM
Replies: 210
Views: 22,910
Posted By firebug24k
To bring this back on topic: ...

To bring this back on topic:

http://www.10news.com/news/hearing-held-for-man-accused-in-road-rage-incident-on-coronado-bridge-062713
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 05-20-2013, 01:32 PM
Replies: 210
Views: 22,910
Posted By firebug24k
Here's the bridge - I agree they're lucky they...

Here's the bridge - I agree they're lucky they didn't get knocked over the side. It's not a real high rail.
...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 05-20-2013, 10:39 AM
Replies: 210
Views: 22,910
Posted By firebug24k
Attempted murder charges filed...

http://www.10news.com/news/2-injured-in-apparent-road-rage-crash-on-coronado-bridge-police-say-driver-hit-motorcycle-05192013

This is incredible. I know these things happen out there, but this...
Forum: Americas 04-02-2013, 02:54 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 373
Posted By firebug24k
That sounds reasonable - maybe something like: ...

That sounds reasonable - maybe something like:

San Diego
Yosemite
Death Valley
Vegas
Lake Mead
Grand Canyon
Lake Powell
Random places in Utah (maybe Utah BDR if I can get through the...
Forum: Americas 04-02-2013, 02:09 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 373
Posted By firebug24k
Last 2 weeks of April - Where to Go?

All right, I took two weeks off 20APR - 5May-ish. I live in San Diego. I speak NO spanish, so don't want to go to Baja, but other than that, I'm flexible to go just about anywhere.

I planned on...
Forum: Equipment 11-28-2012, 01:57 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 3,056
Posted By firebug24k
I've got that $40 HF compressor. Works great. ...

I've got that $40 HF compressor. Works great. Not very loud, either.
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 08-02-2012, 12:32 PM
Replies: 3,397
Views: 469,434
Posted By firebug24k
Sometimes I leave space for other cars too, but...

Sometimes I leave space for other cars too, but around here, that usually results in three people trying to merge into the space that was big enough for two, and me having to fall back further for...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 08-02-2012, 12:25 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 2,747
Posted By firebug24k
Used AMA for a tow on a flatbed once, worked very...

Used AMA for a tow on a flatbed once, worked very well.

Tried to use them when I had a dead battery, but they won't provide a jump to bikes, only cars. They would tow it, but not jump it. :huh
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 07-31-2012, 12:23 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 4,362
Posted By firebug24k
Red light one feels pretty normal to me.... not...

Red light one feels pretty normal to me.... not anything blatant, just going through at the end of the yellow/start of the red which I see people do all the time.

The backing up one, though.......
Forum: Ride reports 07-27-2012, 05:23 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,794
Posted By firebug24k
Day 3 - Yosemite

Yosemite. I loved this place. It's awesome that it's only about an 8 hour trip - I'm definitely heading back up here again. The crowds of people were pretty annoying - crazy drivers all over the...
Forum: Ride reports 07-27-2012, 04:51 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,794
Posted By firebug24k
Day 2 - Sequoia National Forest

After packing it up at Breckenridge Campground, we continued north. We wandered down Hwy 155, which has some pretty nice scenery. Went through the town of Glennville (make sure you spell that...
Forum: Ride reports 07-26-2012, 08:47 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,794
Posted By firebug24k
(D)eparture Day - San Diego to Sequoia National Forest

Still feeling weird about trucking the bike around, but it's nice to have the wife along.

I get up at around 0500, finish gathering up all the camping gear, last minute items, and just throw it...
Forum: Ride reports 07-26-2012, 08:19 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,794
Posted By firebug24k
Day -1 (July 3)

Day before departure... and now I'm even more unprepared than I was before, because now I've switched to some godawful hybrid truck/camp/wife/bike/something trip, and I'm freaking out a little. It's...
Forum: Ride reports 07-26-2012, 07:58 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,794
Posted By firebug24k
Departure - 1 Week

One week to go before I leave... and I'm not ready AT ALL. Despite having locked in this trip back in March. Of course.

A lot of preparations centered around the bike, of course, so lets start...
Forum: Ride reports 07-26-2012, 07:28 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,794
Posted By firebug24k
Preparations

I just moved to San Diego back in February. It's my first time on the West coast, so I've not really explored much around here before. Different scenery than I'm used to after living overseas for a...
Forum: Ride reports 07-26-2012, 07:14 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,794
Posted By firebug24k
A KLR goest West

Hi!

I'm Firebug, and I recently got almost three weeks off to do whatever I wanted. So of course... motorcycles!

What follows is a tale of the road. Of snow, of rain, of oil, blood, sweat,...
Forum: Equipment 07-25-2012, 02:51 PM
Replies: 382
Views: 81,046
Posted By firebug24k
Can someone PM me the super secret source for a...

Can someone PM me the super secret source for a S2 liner and tinted visor for my C3? I bought the helmet from Revzilla, but they don't have the accessories in stock.
Forum: Pics, pics, pics... 07-25-2012, 10:43 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 3,436
Posted By firebug24k
Gopro

Gopro is pretty slick. Probably other cameras can do this too, but it has a mode where it shoots still images at a rate of two per second, and it can be set to start as soon as the camera is on. So...
Forum: Ride reports 07-02-2012, 01:18 AM
Replies: 76
Views: 11,621
Posted By firebug24k
Easiest thing is to make an account (free) at...

Easiest thing is to make an account (free) at dualsportmaps.com, then just use their tool to upload. Works great! If you have any issues, just PM me and I'll try to help.

I'm headed up that way...
Forum: Equipment 06-27-2012, 09:15 AM
Replies: 87
Views: 39,941
Posted By firebug24k
Supposedly the backpac pulls juice from the main...

Supposedly the backpac pulls juice from the main camera when it runs out? Is yours not doing that? Just curious.

Agree with the remote, battery life on that is terrible :cry
Forum: Equipment 06-26-2012, 09:10 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 2,445
Posted By firebug24k
Blazewear

Check out the blazewear battery powered (!) electric jackets. I have one, works great for commuting. Get about 2-3 hours on a charge, which only takes an hour or so. Comes with a controller to...
Forum: Equipment 06-25-2012, 05:06 PM
Replies: 87
Views: 39,941
Posted By firebug24k
I'm building a "fake" battery that has two wires...

I'm building a "fake" battery that has two wires that run out of it and will be hooked up to my bike battery. Small switching regulator inline with it to take it down to 3.7V for the camera. I figure...
Forum: Pacific Northwet - Where it's green. And wet. 06-24-2012, 04:31 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,122
Posted By firebug24k
Hey, I trust you guys, I've done 90's off road in...

Hey, I trust you guys, I've done 90's off road in Virginia and up towards Maine last year but it sucked. If the majority of the ride is going to be like that, not just small sections, I'll look at a...
Forum: Pacific Northwet - Where it's green. And wet. 06-24-2012, 09:48 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,122
Posted By firebug24k
Thanks for all the advice. Looks like I'll be...

Thanks for all the advice. Looks like I'll be leaving the heated vest at home.

I've done a lot of riding in the 90's with the roadcrafter before - it's hot, but not to the point I melt. I just...
Forum: Pacific Northwet - Where it's green. And wet. 06-23-2012, 07:57 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,122
Posted By firebug24k
Do I need better rain gear?

I'm planning on riding the WABDR and OBDR around 4-20July this year. Having never ridden in the PacNW before, I wanted to check if what I'm bringing with me is enough to keep me dry/warm:

-...
Forum: West – California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 06-20-2012, 05:37 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 2,294
Posted By firebug24k
An hour each way isn't unreasonable, I suppose. ...

An hour each way isn't unreasonable, I suppose. Sounds like you *could* move if it gets too hard, so try it for a semester, move if it's too rough a haul.

I know a lot of people down here in the...
Forum: West – California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 06-12-2012, 09:13 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 2,680
Posted By firebug24k
Ouch, that sucks. I wonder why the new...

Ouch, that sucks. I wonder why the new (2011/2012) maps I just bought show it as a "primary route"? Reading through this thread it looks like this has been closed for a while (years). Even...
Forum: West – California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 06-10-2012, 08:36 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 2,680
Posted By firebug24k
I'm planning riding part of the PCQ in July, and...

I'm planning riding part of the PCQ in July, and I'm trying to figure out the route through Angeles. The SMTS/CTUC maps (and Countdown's GPS tracks) have use 3N17 (what I think is the Santa Clarita...
Forum: West – California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 05-06-2012, 07:34 PM
Replies: 909
Views: 52,697
Posted By firebug24k
Gotta love that duraflame campfire, makes me warm...

Gotta love that duraflame campfire, makes me warm just thinking about it.

Pix!

http://img109.imageshack.us/img109/3672/sdar1of27.jpg
http://img221.imageshack.us/img221/2009/sdar2of27.jpg...
Forum: Pics, pics, pics... 04-26-2012, 09:08 PM
Replies: 762
Views: 118,148
Posted By firebug24k
Ride Happy

From the ride today

http://img210.imageshack.us/img210/9123/img1157oq.jpg (http://imageshack.us/photo/my-images/210/img1157oq.jpg/)
Forum: Thumpers 04-23-2012, 09:25 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 9,134
Posted By firebug24k
Just installed mine today - love it! I left...

Just installed mine today - love it!

I left the default insert installed, it's a long pipe with about 1.5" that sticks out past the baffle plate. There's another insert that is the same length as...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 04-17-2012, 09:20 AM
Replies: 6,687
Views: 368,615
Posted By firebug24k
I commute by bicycle and motorcycle - depends on...

I commute by bicycle and motorcycle - depends on the day. It's about 12 miles each way, some of which is in fairly heavy traffic (but slow). I don't care if you pass me or don't give me a whole lot...
Forum: Vendors 04-17-2012, 09:08 AM
Replies: 1,375
Views: 348,412
Posted By firebug24k
Got my bags today - very nice! Thanks a lot! ...

Got my bags today - very nice! Thanks a lot! :clap
Forum: The Garage 04-15-2012, 03:59 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,297
Posted By firebug24k
It's a 2009. The SW-Motech bars came with 10.9...

It's a 2009. The SW-Motech bars came with 10.9 bolts, up from the 8.8 (I think) that it came with.

I thought about doing the drill through, but then I read this:
...
Forum: The Garage 04-14-2012, 09:11 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,297
Posted By firebug24k
See, that used to be my excuse - back when I...

See, that used to be my excuse - back when I lived in a little apartment complex on the east coast that didn't even allow bikes to be parked in the parking lot! So I rented a tiny 5x10 storage unit...
Forum: The Garage 04-13-2012, 09:45 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,297
Posted By firebug24k
Sorry, bike...

So I've been lax on my bike maintenance... OK, very lax. Lazy, even. Sorry, bike! :cry

I ride a KLR, so I knew my steed was tough, but, after hitting 10K miles this past week, I decided this...
Forum: West – California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 02-07-2012, 10:48 PM
Replies: 691
Views: 49,079
Posted By firebug24k
If it's not too late, I'm in as well . Put me...

If it's not too late, I'm in as well . Put me down with the slower riders - I'm not new to bikes, but new to CA for sure - just got here a few weeks ago. On a '09 KLR650.
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 08-29-2011, 04:22 PM
Replies: 20,944
Views: 1,095,776
Posted By firebug24k
Adjuster put the initial estimate at $8200. ...

Adjuster put the initial estimate at $8200. Taking it over to Freedom Super Body Shop tomorrow to have them take a look - heard good things about that place.
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 08-28-2011, 03:21 PM
Replies: 20,944
Views: 1,095,776
Posted By firebug24k
Tree!

Bike made it through the storm just fine, but a big tree fell on my car :(

http://img43.imageshack.us/img43/7226/33672010100836934563240.jpg...
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 08-23-2011, 09:49 AM
Replies: 20,944
Views: 1,095,776
Posted By firebug24k
Irene

I've got a bad feeling about this Hurricane. My bike is currently parked on the street, about 200ft from the beach, in Norfolk (near Little Creek base). I'm overseas in the UK, and none of my...
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