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Forum: Equipment Yesterday, 08:55 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 569
Posted By VFR
I have the Nemo Losi 2. Very nice tent. Rather...

I have the Nemo Losi 2. Very nice tent. Rather than a stuff sack, it comes in a compartmented roll with separate compartments for poles, stakes, tent & fly. This rolls up into a nice package. I...
Forum: Equipment Yesterday, 08:44 PM
Replies: 193
Views: 13,396
Posted By VFR
Ummm, did anyone notice that the OP bailed about...

Ummm, did anyone notice that the OP bailed about six pages ago, right after Wayne posted a reply to his rant??? Now it has become a pissing contest with a troll....

My question is: What the hell...
Forum: Road warriors Yesterday, 07:40 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 267
Posted By VFR
I have them on mine & they work well. The rear...

I have them on mine & they work well. The rear shock has a Sprint spring on it. Work was done by Racetech.
Forum: Road warriors 11-23-2014, 09:52 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 2,009
Posted By VFR
Nice bike. I have a '98. Just turned 100K miles...

Nice bike. I have a '98. Just turned 100K miles in Utah on the way to Montana & South Dakota this year.

BTW, I just turned 75 and still have the stock bars & pegs on mine.... I did however...
Forum: Ride reports 11-23-2014, 08:42 PM
Replies: 77
Views: 6,338
Posted By VFR
All Right!!! IN for this one. Figured it should...

All Right!!! IN for this one. Figured it should be about time for another OSO report.

Let's Roll!!:clap
Forum: Ride reports 11-21-2014, 08:33 PM
Replies: 238
Views: 14,601
Posted By VFR
Beautiful country up there. I was up that way...

Beautiful country up there. I was up that way this year again--but on the pavement--my bike don't like dirt roads.... Although those looked enticing, except for the drops...I would be doing a lot...
Forum: Road warriors 11-10-2014, 10:17 AM
Replies: 65
Views: 15,576
Posted By VFR
I had my front forks revalved using Honda F3...

I had my front forks revalved using Honda F3 valves, which, by the way flow exactly the same as Racetech valves and new springs. Use a Triumph Sprint spring on the rear shock. World of difference....
Forum: Equipment 11-09-2014, 11:10 AM
Replies: 1,068
Views: 312,361
Posted By VFR
Who makes that one??? I don't want one, just...

Who makes that one??? I don't want one, just want to make sure I don't get one by accident.... :eek1 :lol3
Forum: Ride reports 10-10-2014, 10:07 PM
Replies: 83
Views: 11,991
Posted By VFR
It is, but Chief Joseph is better. Beartooth has...

It is, but Chief Joseph is better. Beartooth has more touristas on it. Did both this year again only in reverse order.
Forum: Ride reports 10-06-2014, 10:14 PM
Replies: 83
Views: 11,991
Posted By VFR
IN for this one!!! I was up that way this year. ...

IN for this one!!! I was up that way this year. Rode all the way around Yellowstone but never been inside. Don't miss Beartooth & Chief Joseph. I hit all of the twisties & none of the...
Forum: ADVrider annual rallies 10-06-2014, 09:57 PM
Replies: 88
Views: 7,888
Posted By VFR
Hmmm, I just might do this one. I haven't been...

Hmmm, I just might do this one. I haven't been to a Westfest for a couple of years.

On the radar!
Forum: Equipment 09-29-2014, 09:18 PM
Replies: 66
Views: 7,954
Posted By VFR
This thread is frigging hilarious!!! :lol3:rofl ...

This thread is frigging hilarious!!! :lol3:rofl

On topic here, I use the Duluth one. It does the job. I tried pulling them & I swear they grow back faster, longer & thicker.

Off...
Forum: Ride reports 09-26-2014, 09:33 PM
Replies: 74
Views: 9,979
Posted By VFR
Just catching up here. My good friend & riding...

Just catching up here. My good friend & riding partner was the Battalion Chief on that fire in Lompoc. Turns out there were lots of fires in SoCal around that time.

You are correct, Hwy 62 is a...
Forum: Americas 09-19-2014, 08:30 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 545
Posted By VFR
Wow, Ojinaga has certainly changed since I lived...

Wow, Ojinaga has certainly changed since I lived in Presidio in 1959. The border crossing was a rickety old wooden bridge then. I imagine Presidio has changed a bunch as well. We used to just...
Forum: Equipment 09-14-2014, 12:26 PM
Replies: 2,644
Views: 1,018,459
Posted By VFR
If I am going on a trip where rain is a...

If I am going on a trip where rain is a possibility, I carry a Marmot rain jacket JIC. This year I went to camp at Bryce Canyon for a few days & rain was in the area. I stuck a collapsible umbrella...
Forum: Equipment 09-14-2014, 12:21 PM
Replies: 76
Views: 7,638
Posted By VFR
I too, am of the opinion that it used to be a...

I too, am of the opinion that it used to be a much better store than they are now. I bought quite a bit of name brand stuff there years ago, but they now seem to have only their brand. The few...
Forum: Equipment 09-02-2014, 09:56 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 2,629
Posted By VFR
+1 on the Cycle Pump!!! That is an industrial...

+1 on the Cycle Pump!!! That is an industrial strength unit. :deal I have used it to inflate car tires.

A bike at one gathering had a flat; they broke the bead to patch the tire inside & were...
Forum: Ride reports 09-01-2014, 08:47 PM
Replies: 1,068
Views: 242,587
Posted By VFR
YIKES!!! I was just thinking it should be about...

YIKES!!! I was just thinking it should be about time for another Wans RR & here I find you damaged. Not Good! :eek1

Rest up--Hah!!--and get back in action soon.
Forum: Equipment 09-01-2014, 10:52 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 2,629
Posted By VFR
I have used the gummy worms for years. Always...

I have used the gummy worms for years. Always start out the season with a fresh batch of worms & glue.

I bought the Dynaplug recently because it is more compact & much less mess. Luckily, I...
Forum: Equipment 08-29-2014, 10:36 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 3,919
Posted By VFR
I thought in NY the horn came on with the...

I thought in NY the horn came on with the ignition switch.....:lol3








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Forum: Road warriors 08-29-2014, 10:11 AM
Replies: 1,738
Views: 248,237
Posted By VFR
^^^^ There ya go!! I have one of those with...

^^^^ There ya go!! I have one of those with over 100K mostly touring miles on it. I bought a Blackbird for touring & soon realized that the VFR was better for the kind I do--running the backroads,...
Forum: Road warriors 08-28-2014, 04:15 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 3,354
Posted By VFR
That's when you know it was a good deal.........

That's when you know it was a good deal...... :lol3

No matter what the bike is, someone here won't like it. You're buying the bike for you, so unless it has obvious reliability issues--which...
Forum: Ride reports 08-24-2014, 09:34 PM
Replies: 772
Views: 166,177
Posted By VFR
That is a fantastic trip you're on!!! Been...

That is a fantastic trip you're on!!! Been reading this from the start and enjoying every post. You are sure running into some interesting people.
Forum: Ride reports 08-24-2014, 09:05 PM
Replies: 174
Views: 22,737
Posted By VFR
That VW powered bike was in my garage for about...

That VW powered bike was in my garage for about 20 years. It was originally built by Von Dutch.

Enjoying the report. Try to stay dry.....
Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 08-20-2014, 07:29 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 901
Posted By VFR
So I'm reading through the latest AMA mag & I...

So I'm reading through the latest AMA mag & I come to that article. Holy Cow--What's This!!! I know that ff!! He cleaned up nicely for the photo...:lol3 Nice disguise, Scott! :deal
...
Forum: Road warriors 08-12-2014, 09:06 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 3,469
Posted By VFR
I have a salvage titled bike and concur with what...

I have a salvage titled bike and concur with what has been previously posted.

One point I should mention--and I have no first hand knowledge of it, because I paid cash for mine--is that banks...
Forum: Road warriors 08-10-2014, 12:09 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 3,724
Posted By VFR
Probably true, but at 75, I don't have much left...

Probably true, but at 75, I don't have much left of either.... :lol3

The point I was trying to make was to not use your wrists for support.
Forum: Road warriors 08-09-2014, 10:19 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 3,724
Posted By VFR
I have lower pegs, VFR bars & a Corbin seat on my...

I have lower pegs, VFR bars & a Corbin seat on my Blackbird. Pretty much all day comfort now. When I first got it, I had the same experience as your husband.

BTW, VFR bars & Heli Bars are...
Forum: Road warriors 08-09-2014, 09:08 PM
Replies: 103
Views: 14,105
Posted By VFR
I have both a VFR 800 & CBR1100XX. I bought the...

I have both a VFR 800 & CBR1100XX. I bought the VFR first, then after looking at Honda ST1100 & 1300 I bought the XX for touring.

It worked, but is serious overkill for the job. I now tour on...
Forum: Road warriors 08-02-2014, 07:21 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,684
Posted By VFR
I ran the Z8s and found them to be worse handling...

I ran the Z8s and found them to be worse handling & wore quicker than Z6s. Tried Pirelli Angels & they were worse yet. One of my Z6s had the air showing through on a ride out of town--not fun. On...
Forum: Road warriors 07-29-2014, 01:24 PM
Replies: 2,521
Views: 260,409
Posted By VFR
New Frame

Very common on flat track bikes. Stock frames don't work very well in that environment. There are a couple of companies that make those.

The bike in those pics doesn't have the XR cyl head...
Forum: Ride reports 07-04-2014, 10:00 PM
Replies: 406
Views: 136,042
Posted By VFR
Amazing!! Truly Amazing!!! :clap I keep...

Amazing!! Truly Amazing!!! :clap I keep waiting for the part when you say: That was the easy stuff--We didn't pictures of the hard parts...:lol3

Thanks for taking us along for the ride.
Forum: Ride reports 07-01-2014, 08:44 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 5,087
Posted By VFR
Great report!!! Thanks for posting.

Great report!!! Thanks for posting.
Forum: Ride reports 07-01-2014, 08:22 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 3,964
Posted By VFR
Great report & excellent photography. I have...

Great report & excellent photography. I have ridden most all of those roads at one time or another. In many pics I could tell exactly where you were on the road. You have a very good eye for...
Forum: Ride reports 06-23-2014, 09:22 PM
Replies: 929
Views: 186,365
Posted By VFR
That's better!! More like what they are s'posed...

That's better!! More like what they are s'posed to look like...:deal

Time for a road test shortly....

Haven't had a Wans ride report for a while. Your audience is getting nervous.
Forum: Ride reports 06-23-2014, 09:14 PM
Replies: 772
Views: 166,177
Posted By VFR
WOW!!! That's amazing! Being a car guy myself,...

WOW!!! That's amazing! Being a car guy myself, I really appreciate seeing that. People in those places take much better care of their cars than is done here. Those guys have some fantastic...
Forum: Ride reports 06-21-2014, 08:41 PM
Replies: 929
Views: 186,365
Posted By VFR
Couple of pieces missing in that picture. I...

Couple of pieces missing in that picture. I don't see one piston & the bottom end. Was the little man with the hammer about to get out???

Time to put that baby back together. Summer is here &...
Forum: Equipment 06-09-2014, 09:51 AM
Replies: 383
Views: 49,410
Posted By VFR
The padding is placed the same as in bicycle...

The padding is placed the same as in bicycle shorts. I thought it odd when I got my first pair of those but realized they were all like that. I have a pair of riding pants that has hip padding in...
Forum: Equipment 06-08-2014, 10:32 AM
Replies: 50
Views: 6,902
Posted By VFR
I can give a testimonial for Cycle Pump. I paid...

I can give a testimonial for Cycle Pump. I paid the bucks for one after reading another thread on here about pumps. I have aired up car tires with mine & carried it during trips.

On one trip to...
Forum: Equipment 06-07-2014, 04:18 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 936
Posted By VFR
Funny you should mention that. I also have both...

Funny you should mention that. I also have both of those bags (both of the Dryspec bags) along with a couple of others. Wolfman is my fave, of course.

Bungees got here yesterday, so the Wolfman...
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