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Forum: Americas 04-20-2014, 07:04 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 436
Posted By Superzoom
Thank you Tourist, and thank you, Craig. Your...

Thank you Tourist, and thank you, Craig. Your advice is great and will be heeded.

I've got my electric vest and grips at the ready. Wish I could afford an electric jacket right now, but I can...
Forum: Americas 04-20-2014, 01:30 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 436
Posted By Superzoom
Thanks for the input, Tourist! I have done...

Thanks for the input, Tourist!

I have done Hwy 3 through BC before (and yes, it's great), so I would like to try Route 2.

I'll keep all your food suggestions in mind!
Forum: Some Assembly Required 04-20-2014, 05:40 AM
Replies: 109
Views: 22,562
Posted By Superzoom
Fantastic! Loved this build. So much creativity...

Fantastic! Loved this build. So much creativity and thinking outside the box.

My only suggestion would be to change the colour of the faux vent panels and scoops on the tail. The bare metal...
Forum: Americas 04-19-2014, 05:07 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 436
Posted By Superzoom
I do like this answer. Thanks so much!

I do like this answer. Thanks so much!
Forum: Americas 04-18-2014, 04:27 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 994
Posted By Superzoom
That is a very kind offer, ZG. Looks like you're...

That is a very kind offer, ZG. Looks like you're a little bit off Route 50.

I should hit your area around May 20th or so.
Forum: Americas 04-18-2014, 04:24 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 436
Posted By Superzoom
Thanks for the suggestions, everyone. Anyone...

Thanks for the suggestions, everyone.

Anyone else with ideas or suggestions?
Forum: Americas 04-18-2014, 06:21 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 436
Posted By Superzoom
Where to cross the Rockies in late April to avoid snow?

Sorry to start a new thread, as I already have one going about my trip in general (http://www.advrider.com/forums/showthread.php?t=963502), but I wanted specific advice and I'm panicking a little.
...
Forum: Equipment 04-18-2014, 05:03 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 3,815
Posted By Superzoom
I kind of don't get it. It's just a tarp, as you...

I kind of don't get it. It's just a tarp, as you say. You still need to carry some sort of floor and bug barrier separately.

The squashed teepee profile is not very practical. Only decent...
Forum: Equipment 04-18-2014, 04:53 AM
Replies: 103
Views: 7,018
Posted By Superzoom
Definitely check out the Olympus OM-D line. ...

Definitely check out the Olympus OM-D line. Serious and full-featured, with a small form factor. They are probably the closest to a DSLR-like experience. Their features and functionality haven't...
Forum: Some Assembly Required 04-17-2014, 12:28 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 7,114
Posted By Superzoom
Both are cool, but second option would be a LOT...

Both are cool, but second option would be a LOT of work.
Forum: Equipment 04-17-2014, 10:25 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 2,518
Posted By Superzoom
For my tours, I can always count on "PLENTY." ...

For my tours, I can always count on "PLENTY."

I've ridden through lots of all day, steady rains, where anything that is not truly waterproof is going to leak. That's why I'm really picky about my...
Forum: Some Assembly Required 04-17-2014, 10:19 AM
Replies: 46
Views: 7,114
Posted By Superzoom
This kind of thing would be cool, off a BMW... ...

This kind of thing would be cool, off a BMW...
http://jachard.smugmug.com/Motorcycles/R1200/i-Smz575H/0/L/_DSC1514-L.jpg

Or with this type of screen......
Forum: Some Assembly Required 04-17-2014, 06:01 AM
Replies: 46
Views: 7,114
Posted By Superzoom
I think it looks great so far, except for the...

I think it looks great so far, except for the headlight/fairing.

How about a round headlight and bikini fairing? Much more conventional, but better looking. Unless you are going for more of a...
Forum: Americas 04-17-2014, 05:13 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 994
Posted By Superzoom
Best route through the Rockies to avoid snow

Well, it looks like I am no longer stopping in Calgary on my way west.

So now I need a route across the Rockies that will minimize my chances of encountering winter weather conditions. I am...
Forum: Americas 04-17-2014, 04:35 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 994
Posted By Superzoom
Truenorth.... Duly noted. I am heavily debating...

Truenorth.... Duly noted. I am heavily debating bringing a tent. I'd rather not, but it would give me an emergency out. I will probably try to book accommodations ahead of time.
Forum: Ride reports 04-17-2014, 04:33 AM
Replies: 2,025
Views: 262,648
Posted By Superzoom
I am quite surprised that Clif didn't come your...

I am quite surprised that Clif didn't come your current trip. I recall that he wrote often about his money woes, but at the same time, he never let a lack of money stop him from doing what he loved...
Forum: Some Assembly Required 04-17-2014, 04:23 AM
Replies: 53
Views: 7,966
Posted By Superzoom
Does it really have crash bars, or were you...

Does it really have crash bars, or were you referring to the bodywork as substitute crash bars?

I have noticed that by switching from street tires to dual sport tires, you tend to get slightly...
Forum: Some Assembly Required 04-16-2014, 01:12 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 2,229
Posted By Superzoom
The makeshift oven is brilliant! BRILLIANT!!!

The makeshift oven is brilliant! BRILLIANT!!!
Forum: Some Assembly Required 04-16-2014, 12:23 PM
Replies: 53
Views: 7,966
Posted By Superzoom
The more people who say it can't, or shouldn't,...

The more people who say it can't, or shouldn't, be done, the more I want you to try.

Go for it! Even it all it ends up being is a PC800 stripped of body work with dual sport tires and maybe some...
Forum: Equipment 04-16-2014, 06:17 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 2,518
Posted By Superzoom
Also, if you do happen to have a waterproof tank...

Also, if you do happen to have a waterproof tank bag that you feel works for you, I'd love to hear about it. I know I said that roll up openings were inconvenient, but maybe they work for you.
Forum: Equipment 04-16-2014, 06:15 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 2,518
Posted By Superzoom
Tank Bags and Rain: How Do You Deal?

I'm about to leave on a one-month motorcycle trip and I'm thinking about not even bringing a tank bag. Don't get me wrong, I think tank bags are extremely useful, if not indispensable...

BUT......
Forum: Ride reports 04-14-2014, 06:27 AM
Replies: 2,025
Views: 262,648
Posted By Superzoom
I'm sure many others are curious too. He was...

I'm sure many others are curious too. He was definitely the "star" of the original adventures.
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 04-04-2014, 05:40 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 2,331
Posted By Superzoom
Well it sounds like people use "whatever works"...

Well it sounds like people use "whatever works" and which is best for them. That makes sense. I think we will try a few of these tactics and see which one works best for us.

I do think it's...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 04-03-2014, 05:45 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 2,331
Posted By Superzoom
Talking That's how I normally do it, although for some...

That's how I normally do it, although for some reason I always take up the kickstand and start the bike before she gets on. I suppose it's probably easier to leave the kickstand down.


...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 04-03-2014, 05:08 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 2,331
Posted By Superzoom
How do you mount a loaded bike two-up?

I recall learning that when you ride two-up, the driver gets on first, starts the bike, and then the passenger gets on.<br><br>How about if you have a motorcycle with side cases and top case, with...
Forum: Road warriors 04-03-2014, 04:43 PM
Replies: 2,350
Views: 219,476
Posted By Superzoom
Some of the comments in this thread remind me of...

Some of the comments in this thread remind me of this guy:

http://img3.wikia.nocookie.net/__cb20060726051724/familyguy/images/d/d9/Opie.png
Forum: Road warriors 03-29-2014, 04:59 AM
Replies: 2,350
Views: 219,476
Posted By Superzoom
You've gotta wonder about the merits of...

You've gotta wonder about the merits of criticizing the drag racing capabilities of cruisers. That's like worrying that your beautiful new girlfriend is a terrible golfer.
Forum: Equipment 03-29-2014, 04:28 AM
Replies: 369
Views: 41,928
Posted By Superzoom
Ricardo.... Holy moly, you have skills with a...

Ricardo.... Holy moly, you have skills with a camera! I kind of think that your gallery is an example of why you DON'T need to go Sony full frame. I am personally going smaller with my cameras,...
Forum: Road warriors 03-28-2014, 03:43 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 4,291
Posted By Superzoom
I'm only interested in the occasional gravel...

I'm only interested in the occasional gravel road, so I just want to learn the capabilities of my bike and if there are any simple fixes to make it a little more versatile. The FZ6R is a good bike...
Forum: Road warriors 03-28-2014, 03:39 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 4,291
Posted By Superzoom
So you're saying bigger "contact patch" gives...

So you're saying bigger "contact patch" gives better traction and control?

Would a big fat wide tire "float" more over gravel rather than bite into it, and therefore have LESS control? That's...
Forum: Road warriors 03-28-2014, 05:16 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 4,291
Posted By Superzoom
I'm resurrecting this thread to ask another...

I'm resurrecting this thread to ask another gravel question....

Are wider or narrower tires better for gravel?

I've done a couple of rental dirt bike trail rides and most people rent a 225 or...
Forum: Americas 03-27-2014, 06:33 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 994
Posted By Superzoom
Meatwitheyes.... We are indeed stopping in...

Meatwitheyes.... We are indeed stopping in Yosemite, for two nights, right before settling in in San Fran for a few days.

We want to do a hike or two in Yosemite. I'm wondering:

a) Is early...
Forum: Ride reports 03-27-2014, 05:03 AM
Replies: 75
Views: 6,203
Posted By Superzoom
L.B.S.... Thanks! Glad you enjoyed it. ...

L.B.S.... Thanks! Glad you enjoyed it.

Coffee Crisp is one of my top three chocolate bars, the others being... ooh, I can't choose! Too hard!

Yeah, the Firstgear Kenya is pretty brilliant,...
Forum: Ride reports 03-27-2014, 04:57 AM
Replies: 75
Views: 6,203
Posted By Superzoom
Nick.... I know I recorded some ludicrous top...

Nick.... I know I recorded some ludicrous top speeds, but I would usually try to hit "the ton" once a day just for laughs and to wake myself up. I don't speed on a regular basis. I've got a total...
Forum: Americas 03-26-2014, 02:57 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 994
Posted By Superzoom
Maggot.... Thanks! Cycleman.... ...

Maggot.... Thanks!



Cycleman.... Thanks for the tips. Very helpful.
Forum: Ride reports 03-26-2014, 02:48 PM
Replies: 75
Views: 6,203
Posted By Superzoom
Nick.... I remember your report. It was epic...

Nick.... I remember your report. It was epic and awesome. And your breakdown was case-in-point for me! But no doubt part of the fun/challenge for you.

Respect!
Forum: Ride reports 03-26-2014, 02:40 PM
Replies: 75
Views: 6,203
Posted By Superzoom
Nick.... Here are some of my previous bikes: ...

Nick.... Here are some of my previous bikes:

- 1980 Yamaha XS400 Heritage Special
- had electrical problems
- 1972 Suzuki T250 (two-stroke)
- had one of the pistons explode on me...
Forum: Ride reports 03-26-2014, 08:38 AM
Replies: 75
Views: 6,203
Posted By Superzoom
Nick.... There is a lot of truth in your...

Nick.... There is a lot of truth in your suggestion. I've got my wandering eye firmly fixed on the Yamaha SR400 that's coming to the States (but sadly not to Canada). That would be a great bike...
Forum: Ride reports 03-26-2014, 05:04 AM
Replies: 75
Views: 6,203
Posted By Superzoom
Bicyclist.... Just read your great report. Were...

Bicyclist.... Just read your great report. Were you a teacher in another life? I sure learned a lot that I didn't know before! The stuff about their water, sewage, fuel, etc., pretty interesting...
Forum: Ride reports 03-25-2014, 06:15 PM
Replies: 75
Views: 6,203
Posted By Superzoom
Northstar Beemer.... Yes there are a bunch of...

Northstar Beemer.... Yes there are a bunch of things that are liberating about solo trips:

- setting your own schedule
- stopping way too much to take too many photos
- meetings strangers...
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