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Forum: Equipment 09-16-2014, 11:37 AM
Replies: 43
Views: 2,039
Posted By Road Hound
I'm on my third Aerostitch Roadcrafter. I've...

I'm on my third Aerostitch Roadcrafter. I've looked at everything on the market every time I've purchased one. I've not found anything that compares for my use. I'm a 365 day a year rider and have...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 09-09-2014, 07:33 AM
Replies: 94
Views: 5,564
Posted By Road Hound
If the bike looks good and runs well it shouldn't...

If the bike looks good and runs well it shouldn't be much of a problem. I sold a 2000 Kawasaki Concours in 2010 with 217,000 miles on it. Listed it on Craigslist, sold it to the first caller on the...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 09-09-2014, 07:04 AM
Replies: 261
Views: 7,637
Posted By Road Hound
It probably won't be long before motorcycles will...

It probably won't be long before motorcycles will not have a front brake lever.
All bikes will have ABS, Linked brakes and the foot brake will do all of the braking. Then motorcycles will be just...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 08-31-2014, 09:15 AM
Replies: 33,051
Views: 8,054,943
Posted By Road Hound
Reading all these post about slower traffic...

Reading all these post about slower traffic pulling over makes me think that
"the art of the pass " is a lost art.

I've been riding for a few years, have ridden a few miles and have never...
Forum: Ride reports 08-26-2014, 01:35 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 4,295
Posted By Road Hound
Nice Ride

Keith, I've enjoyed your ride report. I'm even more impressed with your riding, you maintained a pretty good daily average. :clap
Forum: Ride reports 08-22-2014, 08:39 AM
Replies: 206
Views: 37,310
Posted By Road Hound
Outstanding RR, thanks for sharing your thoughts...

Outstanding RR, thanks for sharing your thoughts and experiences.
Forum: Equipment 08-21-2014, 12:27 PM
Replies: 52
Views: 4,195
Posted By Road Hound
I use a Big Agnes Lost Ranger bag with an ExPed...

I use a Big Agnes Lost Ranger bag with an ExPed Downmat 7. The bag has been comfortable at 16F while camped at Yellowstone, and the Exped is just amazing. I've tried many pads ,self inflating, blow...
Forum: Road warriors 08-15-2014, 01:39 PM
Replies: 160
Views: 21,547
Posted By Road Hound
I'm not a big fan of the adventure styling, but I...

I'm not a big fan of the adventure styling, but I will give Yamaha a lot of credit for producing a simpler motorcycle without all the geehaws most bikes are equipped with today. It seems Yamaha has...
Forum: Day Trippin' 08-12-2014, 11:38 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 2,980
Posted By Road Hound
I rode this route the first time in 1975, I was...

I rode this route the first time in 1975, I was heading home from a ride in Colorado. I've been back many times over the years and it never fails to impress.
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 05-21-2014, 07:00 AM
Replies: 33,051
Views: 8,054,943
Posted By Road Hound
The Brown Pants

The Brown Pants
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 05-21-2014, 05:08 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 2,130
Posted By Road Hound
I sold my car back in 1973 to purchase my first...

I sold my car back in 1973 to purchase my first motorcycle, no one had ever told me I couldn't ride it for everyday transportation. I purchased a VW camper when my son young, sold he when he was 10...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 05-03-2014, 05:41 AM
Replies: 95
Views: 5,980
Posted By Road Hound
If you are a fan of riding along using very low...

If you are a fan of riding along using very low revs, you might want to do an oil pressure test on your engine. You will be very surprised at how little oil pressure your engine produces at low RPM....
Forum: Trip Planning 04-23-2014, 08:36 AM
Replies: 72
Views: 10,017
Posted By Road Hound
Motels, Hotels, where you spend good money, to...

Motels, Hotels, where you spend good money, to Rent, Used Bedding.
Forum: Equipment 04-23-2014, 08:26 AM
Replies: 42
Views: 2,856
Posted By Road Hound
I've been using a Big Agnes Lost Ranger 15 for...

I've been using a Big Agnes Lost Ranger 15 for several years. The Lost Ranger paired with an Exped Downmat 7 has been a wonderful combination for me. I've spent quite a few nights with temps into the...
Forum: Road warriors 04-20-2014, 08:29 AM
Replies: 374
Views: 92,757
Posted By Road Hound
Avon has recently announced their new Storm 3D...

Avon has recently announced their new Storm 3D X-M tire is available in the 150/80/16 size. This tire should work very well on the older Concours.
I'm running the Storms on mine but I do have a 17"...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 04-01-2014, 01:19 PM
Replies: 91
Views: 5,939
Posted By Road Hound
Let's see, you want to ride dirt 2 up, you buy a...

Let's see, you want to ride dirt 2 up, you buy a motorcycle that weighs 600 lbs, cost $24,000, and you can never get it clean enough. I can see your problem. My last 3 street bikes cost me all total...
Forum: Equipment 04-01-2014, 10:57 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 653
Posted By Road Hound
April Fools sucker, :rofl watch the video, read...

April Fools sucker, :rofl watch the video, read the eye chart
Forum: Ride reports 04-01-2014, 10:41 AM
Replies: 357
Views: 113,426
Posted By Road Hound
While I'm looking forward to this RR, I'm really...

While I'm looking forward to this RR, I'm really wondering how it has managed to have a 5 star rating when there has been no ride report at all.
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 04-01-2014, 07:18 AM
Replies: 293
Views: 20,430
Posted By Road Hound
I've seen many roads where I would not pass in a...

I've seen many roads where I would not pass in a marked passing zone. I've seen many a double yellow areas where I would not hesitate to pass, as long as I can see I can do so without endangering...
Forum: Equipment 04-01-2014, 05:31 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 8,593
Posted By Road Hound
I see one really BIG problem with this thing, it...

I see one really BIG problem with this thing, it requires a 4 wheel vehicle.
Forum: Equipment 03-21-2014, 01:21 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 3,628
Posted By Road Hound
I've run an Escort 8500 with a Radar Screamer for...

I've run an Escort 8500 with a Radar Screamer for several years and a hell of a lot of miles. The few times I've been stopped I've been let go with a warning more times than not. When I see I'm going...
Forum: Road warriors 03-21-2014, 10:32 AM
Replies: 188
Views: 18,469
Posted By Road Hound
Right you are about the Concours 1000. I...

Right you are about the Concours 1000. I purchased my first one in 1990 after riding Airheads for over 10 years. I'm on my 3rd one now having now owned a 1986, a 2000, and now a 2006. All 3 were...
Forum: Road warriors 03-08-2014, 09:10 AM
Replies: 276
Views: 23,617
Posted By Road Hound
I'd really like to see Yamaha build this bike as...

I'd really like to see Yamaha build this bike as a minimalist solo Sport Tourer.
There are many of us who have no need for all the whiz bang crap that comes standard on most ST bikes sold today.
Forum: Trip Planning 02-24-2014, 01:52 PM
Replies: 80
Views: 16,298
Posted By Road Hound
I use a Big Agnes Lost Ranger 15 degree semi...

I use a Big Agnes Lost Ranger 15 degree semi rectangular bag, with an Exped downmat 7. It's by far the best sleeping I've ever had. The mat has a built in pump and the down provides great insulation....
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 02-08-2014, 10:53 AM
Replies: 317
Views: 20,719
Posted By Road Hound
I sold my car back in 1973 and purchased my first...

I sold my car back in 1973 and purchased my first motorcycle. Nobody told me that it was not real transportation, so that's what I used it for. I don't own a car today and haven't for years. I owned...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 01-23-2014, 07:24 AM
Replies: 216
Views: 14,821
Posted By Road Hound
If you truly love Riding, you'll learn to enjoy...

If you truly love Riding, you'll learn to enjoy every mile you ride. It's not always about the road, sometimes it's just you and your bike. I've been at it for over 40 years and I enjoy it all.
Forum: Equipment 01-21-2014, 09:04 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 3,954
Posted By Road Hound
A couple of things bother me about this tent. One...

A couple of things bother me about this tent. One is the overall size, I've camped in very few places where you could find a level spot large enough to pitch it. The other is the ideal several have...
Forum: Road warriors 01-19-2014, 09:17 AM
Replies: 69
Views: 5,749
Posted By Road Hound
Jerry, just looking at the parts diagrams it...

Jerry, just looking at the parts diagrams it appears that even though the bevel drives appear very much alike the output gear is much larger on the Concours, the drive shaft is also pinned to the...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 01-19-2014, 09:08 AM
Replies: 5,334
Views: 299,690
Posted By Road Hound
I think you would have to agree that this is a...

I think you would have to agree that this is a very "motorized-centric" society
and that that is not going to change in your or my lifetime.

I appreciate the offer, but I'll chose to pass, I...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 01-19-2014, 07:35 AM
Replies: 5,334
Views: 299,690
Posted By Road Hound
I've been riding motorcycles full time, 7 days a...

I've been riding motorcycles full time, 7 days a week 365 days a year for over 40 years. The relationship with auto and truck drivers has not changed one bit over that time span. Most motorist look...
Forum: Road warriors 01-19-2014, 06:28 AM
Replies: 69
Views: 5,749
Posted By Road Hound
It depends on you, are you going to put miles on...

It depends on you, are you going to put miles on the bike? My last 3 bikes have been Kawasaki C10s, An 86 which I rode over 300,000 miles , a 2000 I rode over 200,000 miles and a 2006 which I've...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 01-11-2014, 03:15 PM
Replies: 33,051
Views: 8,054,943
Posted By Road Hound
The Dragon and Buds

I remember the first time I rode that 11 mile section of 129 back in the early 70s. I had never heard of the road ,I just found it while out on a weekend camping ride. It was special to me then, as...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 08-03-2013, 01:48 PM
Replies: 33,051
Views: 8,054,943
Posted By Road Hound
I agree with you completely. I never found...

I agree with you completely. I never found anything wrong with calling the Gap US129.
Forum: Ride reports 05-15-2013, 03:12 PM
Replies: 489
Views: 110,184
Posted By Road Hound
Thank you so much for the most excellent ride...

Thank you so much for the most excellent ride report. I've enjoyed every word you have posted. I'm quite sure you have enjoyed every mile you have ridden. Thank You for a most excellent report, good...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 05-15-2013, 03:07 PM
Replies: 33,051
Views: 8,054,943
Posted By Road Hound
I own this f'n road

NO, it just looks like another Dumb Ass saying I'm entitled to both sides of the road, go find yourself another place to play, this one is mine.
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 02-26-2013, 02:08 PM
Replies: 33,051
Views: 8,054,943
Posted By Road Hound
The CT is used by people who understand that...

The CT is used by people who understand that their riding style doesn't require a performance oriented motorcycle tire. I personally don't give a rats ass what kind of tire any give rider runs as...
Forum: Pics, pics, pics... 01-23-2013, 01:17 PM
Replies: 433
Views: 216,099
Posted By Road Hound
http://roadhound.smugmug.com/Motorcycles/To-The-We...

http://roadhound.smugmug.com/Motorcycles/To-The-West-Fall-2011-Trip/i-k5bKwkh/0/L/P1000665-L.jpg...
Forum: Pics, pics, pics... 01-20-2013, 06:46 AM
Replies: 2,210
Views: 506,989
Posted By Road Hound
http://roadhound.smugmug.com/Motorcycles/To-The-We...

http://roadhound.smugmug.com/Motorcycles/To-The-West-Fall-2011-Trip/i-WJmb5Hh/0/L/P1000389-L.jpg...
Forum: Pics, pics, pics... 01-20-2013, 06:42 AM
Replies: 1,714
Views: 407,170
Posted By Road Hound
http://roadhound.smugmug.com/Motorcycles/To-The-We...

http://roadhound.smugmug.com/Motorcycles/To-The-West-Fall-2011-Trip/i-6vJw23r/0/L/P1000850-L.jpg...
Forum: Pics, pics, pics... 01-19-2013, 06:26 AM
Replies: 3,774
Views: 832,359
Posted By Road Hound
Hwy 168 Deep Springs, Ca. ...

Hwy 168 Deep Springs, Ca.
http://roadhound.smugmug.com/Motorcycles/To-The-West-Fall-2011-Trip/i-8RWt7SG/0/XL/P1000700-XL.jpg
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