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Forum: Equipment 06-29-2011, 09:55 PM
Replies: 102
Views: 43,275
Posted By DaBen
Try an Icon Variant. I love mine and have never...

Try an Icon Variant. I love mine and have never really been happy with a helmet before.

Sent from my C771 using Tapatalk
Forum: Parallel Universe 06-29-2011, 09:30 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 3,580
Posted By DaBen
I've put 1200+ miles on mine in the last three...

I've put 1200+ miles on mine in the last three days. Today I did 295 with temps from 60 to a high of 103. This all while travel between 75-80mph. It never once hesitated or gave me any indication of...
Forum: Parallel Universe 06-26-2011, 08:10 PM
Replies: 169
Views: 82,885
Posted By DaBen
Oregon and possibly beyond.

Yup at approx. 5am EST tomorrow morning I am embarking on a trip that has been in my head for year. I am heading to Astoria, OR to visit family but will be criss crossing and zig zagging my way...
Forum: Americas 06-24-2011, 09:59 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 480
Posted By DaBen
To Oregon and Beyond

Hey gang. I am leaving for a trip of my dreams and maybe beyond. I have the gear the route is planned the camping is kind of figured out but somethings missing. I think its my spirit. Its been a...
Forum: Pacific Northwet - Where it's green. And wet. 06-24-2011, 09:48 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 621
Posted By DaBen
I love the sand. Not sure how this bike will...

I love the sand. Not sure how this bike will handle it but I'll try it for sure.

I am riding an F800GS. I lived in Astoria for a year and made it yo Sand Lake 5 or 6 times and out here I have...
Forum: Pacific Northwet - Where it's green. And wet. 06-22-2011, 08:13 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 621
Posted By DaBen
I will be back and fourth to Portland quite a bit...

I will be back and fourth to Portland quite a bit actually. We are thinking about relocating to the area.
Forum: Pacific Northwet - Where it's green. And wet. 06-21-2011, 10:34 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 621
Posted By DaBen
Headin' Your Way!

Just wanted to give everybody a heads up. I am heading to Astoria for July and August and maybe longer and was hoping to get some extra rides in a meet some new people. I leave Monday from Ohio and...
Forum: Vendors 06-21-2011, 09:59 PM
Replies: 2,507
Views: 825,201
Posted By DaBen
Strike?

I ordered on the 10th got confirmed that they would be shipped on the 13th the strike started the 14th. Did they make it out. please please please say "yes"


patiently waiting.
Forum: Parallel Universe 06-20-2011, 03:42 PM
Replies: 2,196
Views: 234,021
Posted By DaBen
Cool thanks

Cool thanks
Forum: Parallel Universe 06-20-2011, 02:48 PM
Replies: 2,196
Views: 234,021
Posted By DaBen
I've been to a few stations in Wyoming and...

I've been to a few stations in Wyoming and Nebraska that only had 86 octane. What to do in that case. This was a few years ago(11yrs) but I remember it doing not so good things to the truck at the...
Forum: Parallel Universe 06-20-2011, 11:26 AM
Replies: 2,196
Views: 234,021
Posted By DaBen
This may have covered.

I am heading out on a Long trip for the next 6-10weeks and I am hoping to get off the beaten path as much as possible. Here's the question. When you get to a back woods gas station and they don't...
Forum: Pics, pics, pics... 06-20-2011, 07:18 AM
Replies: 8,107
Views: 7,640,855
Posted By DaBen
Thanks and she wants a bike of her own. I guess...

Thanks and she wants a bike of her own. I guess I am pretty lucky.
Forum: Pics, pics, pics... 06-19-2011, 09:02 PM
Replies: 8,107
Views: 7,640,855
Posted By DaBen
"Everybody know elephants don't poop cupcakes,...

"Everybody know elephants don't poop cupcakes, that's just silly. Unicorns poop cupcakes." That was here response.

She's a bit different.
Forum: Pics, pics, pics... 06-19-2011, 08:34 PM
Replies: 8,107
Views: 7,640,855
Posted By DaBen
My wife. ...

My wife.
http://i152.photobucket.com/albums/s164/drzeee/IMG_20110530_181012.jpg
Forum: Pics, pics, pics... 06-19-2011, 05:20 PM
Replies: 859
Views: 170,879
Posted By DaBen
Homerville, OH

These are from a ride last week.

http://i152.photobucket.com/albums/s164/drzeee/IMG_20110612_153251.jpg

And one of me
http://i152.photobucket.com/albums/s164/drzeee/IMG_20110612_153319.jpg
Forum: Equipment 06-18-2011, 12:14 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 431
Posted By DaBen
Sitting in the small parking lot at Motorcycle...

Sitting in the small parking lot at Motorcycle Insight totally chill and ready for my first ADV ride. Rob is indeed a stand up guy and actually took a pay off his bike to help me. AWESOME

Sent...
Forum: Equipment 06-17-2011, 10:44 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 431
Posted By DaBen
I knew I was just over stressing. I went out for...

I knew I was just over stressing. I went out for awhile turned the phone off and just chilled out. Thought about it some more and figured I can find somebody to make me a lid around here. Turned...
Forum: Equipment 06-17-2011, 10:38 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 9,560
Posted By DaBen
Got my Alaska Leather cover today. Very simple...

Got my Alaska Leather cover today. Very simple very nice. Just sittin still it feels good. going to put my order in for a beadrider today. I leave in 8 days.
Forum: Equipment 06-17-2011, 03:03 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 431
Posted By DaBen
Need some equipment help.

Hello,
I am in need of some serious help. I bought a set of Holan boxes from an inmate Knowing one of the lids was missing. I shot an email off to Holan and the next morning I had a response...
Forum: Parallel Universe 06-17-2011, 10:49 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 2,797
Posted By DaBen
You say it ISN'T much better than your KLR,...

You say it ISN'T much better than your KLR, really? I have a KLR also and the my F8 is superior to my KLR in EVERY way. Maybe I got a bad KLR or a good F8. Just sayin'. Congrats on the new bike. ...
Forum: Parallel Universe 06-17-2011, 10:36 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 823
Posted By DaBen
1 1/8"

1 1/8"
Forum: Equipment 06-16-2011, 08:13 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 9,560
Posted By DaBen
I got the one for the Alaskan Leather. Mine will...

I got the one for the Alaskan Leather. Mine will be here tomorrow. I was wondering if there was a discount code for the BeadRider. If not I'll just order it tomorrow.
Forum: Pics, pics, pics... 06-16-2011, 03:30 PM
Replies: 4,119
Views: 1,005,717
Posted By DaBen
This may not be the only round barn in the US...

This may not be the only round barn in the US but, as far as I can see it's the only RED round barn.
Forum: Pics, pics, pics... 06-16-2011, 02:23 PM
Replies: 3,732
Views: 736,215
Posted By DaBen
Oops!

Not sure how to embed videos so here is the link.

http://www.break.com/index/dirtbike-falls-off-edge-of-cliff-2072242
Forum: Equipment 06-16-2011, 02:04 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 9,560
Posted By DaBen
ADV Discount?

Is there an ADV discount code for Beadrider. I couldn't find one. more looking to do I guess. I found the code for Alaskan Leather and it should be here tomorrow.
Forum: Vendors 06-16-2011, 10:24 AM
Replies: 2,507
Views: 825,201
Posted By DaBen
Ready to stick 'em up.

Bike is ready for some sticker before the big trip. I love stickers!
Forum: Face plant 06-15-2011, 10:16 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 7,623
Posted By DaBen
:rofl:rofl:roflI love that!! :rofl:rofl:rofl

:rofl:rofl:roflI love that!! :rofl:rofl:rofl
Forum: Parallel Universe 06-15-2011, 08:57 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 2,595
Posted By DaBen
I have had a few false neutral situations but I...

I have had a few false neutral situations but I figured that was my fault being so new to the bike.

I would check your sprocket to see if the teeth are hooked. They could be grabbing the chain...
Forum: Parallel Universe 06-14-2011, 11:05 AM
Replies: 325
Views: 132,645
Posted By DaBen
Doesn't the sargent seat pan have extra storage...

Doesn't the sargent seat pan have extra storage in it?
Forum: Equipment 06-09-2011, 05:19 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 9,560
Posted By DaBen
Normally when I ride I where a spandex type...

Normally when I ride I where a spandex type short. Breathable and a couple pairs have pads in them.

If I had the time and the money right now a Day Long would be on the top of my list. Have you...
Forum: Equipment 06-09-2011, 12:30 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 9,560
Posted By DaBen
I don't leave home without it. Well most of the...

I don't leave home without it. Well most of the time. I will be stocking up before this trip for sure.
Forum: Equipment 06-09-2011, 11:16 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 9,560
Posted By DaBen
Very true.

Very true.
Forum: Equipment 06-09-2011, 11:10 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 3,579
Posted By DaBen
I wear larger safety glasses type glasses not...

I wear larger safety glasses type glasses not Norm Abrams huge but they are a bit larger than normal(small) glasses. I have found that for me Pro-Grip light sensitive goggles work the best for me. ...
Forum: Equipment 06-08-2011, 08:52 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 9,560
Posted By DaBen
Thank you all so much. This has truly be...

Thank you all so much. This has truly be helpful. Still a lot of info to absorb.

Here's me 5'10" 275" Not super fat but definitely have some cushion out back. After riding a bit today in the...
Forum: Parallel Universe 06-08-2011, 07:15 AM
Replies: 2,196
Views: 234,021
Posted By DaBen
I still haven't tried it yet but that is what I...

I still haven't tried it yet but that is what I was thinking. I had a Chevy truck for awhile and it had a plastic key too.
Forum: Equipment 06-07-2011, 08:51 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 9,560
Posted By DaBen
Alaskan Leather vs. BeadRider vs Gel Pad

I have a long ride coming up this summer(3 weeks) and it is becoming VERY evident to me that the seat on my F800GS is not going to let me enjoy multiple high mileage days. I don't think there is...
Forum: Parallel Universe 06-07-2011, 07:13 AM
Replies: 2,196
Views: 234,021
Posted By DaBen
OK thanks. Good thing there is a station at the...

OK thanks. Good thing there is a station at the corner.
Forum: Pics, pics, pics... 06-06-2011, 08:21 PM
Replies: 76
Views: 23,269
Posted By DaBen
http://www.britanniacomposites.com/lynx.html

http://www.britanniacomposites.com/lynx.html
Forum: Parallel Universe 06-06-2011, 07:27 PM
Replies: 2,196
Views: 234,021
Posted By DaBen
Fuel level?

I know this has been covered on here, I even remember reading it a few months ago but can not for the life of me remember the specifics. I have just under 200 miles on this tank of fuel. It says 6...
Forum: Parallel Universe 06-06-2011, 07:23 PM
Replies: 2,196
Views: 234,021
Posted By DaBen
I did. It may be toooo hot for that. My wife...

I did. It may be toooo hot for that. My wife has off so we may just hang out under the tree for the day. We'll see.
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