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Forum: Ride reports Today, 10:09 PM
Replies: 340
Views: 57,390
Posted By slidefighter
Just got started on this RR and what a great...

Just got started on this RR and what a great find. Not near the end yet, but just wanted to say that obviously your Dad is one tough customer!


Lee...
Forum: Thumpers 12-26-2014, 01:59 PM
Replies: 19,886
Views: 2,310,333
Posted By slidefighter
DirtJack: I like the looks and quality of the KTM...

DirtJack: I like the looks and quality of the KTM Twins billet cap too, but for $195? Sheesh! By the way, why is the vertical tube on the one I have so darn tall in the first place? Anybody know?...
Forum: Thumpers 12-26-2014, 09:21 AM
Replies: 19,886
Views: 2,310,333
Posted By slidefighter
On a billet fuel filler, the vent tube on the cap...

On a billet fuel filler, the vent tube on the cap that you use sticks up about 2-3 inches. Just wondering about that; can that be safely trimmed and how? I expect that my duffle bag is going to sit...
Forum: Thumpers 12-26-2014, 07:54 AM
Replies: 4,369
Views: 1,467,750
Posted By slidefighter
Toi: Those are some remarkable pictures. Your...

Toi: Those are some remarkable pictures. Your river crossing system is very interesting but not very practical for RTW riding I wouldn't think. Thanks for sharing; you're clearly not afraid to...
Forum: Thumpers 12-25-2014, 09:25 PM
Replies: 4,369
Views: 1,467,750
Posted By slidefighter
Darren: Haven't saddled it up to see how...

Darren: Haven't saddled it up to see how everything fits yet, so the answer is I don't know. I'll see how all that goes when the time comes (Christmas and all, you know?!).


Lee...
Forum: Thumpers 12-24-2014, 08:23 PM
Replies: 4,369
Views: 1,467,750
Posted By slidefighter
Dual Sport Racks

Now that Wolfman is not doing racks for the 690 anymore, I got these from Andy at Dual Sport Racks: http://www.dualsportracks.com/ and dualsportracks@gmail.com.

Andy modded them a bit for me,...
Forum: Thumpers 12-23-2014, 06:03 PM
Replies: 19,886
Views: 2,310,333
Posted By slidefighter
Well, just wow! I'm obviously doing this all...

Well, just wow! I'm obviously doing this all wrong!

Oh well, at least my airplane looks cutting edge!


Lee...
Forum: Thumpers 12-23-2014, 01:28 PM
Replies: 19,886
Views: 2,310,333
Posted By slidefighter
Cyborg/Orange: That is a very impressive setup. ...

Cyborg/Orange: That is a very impressive setup. Over my head, I'm afraid, but spectacular, nevertheless. Looking forward to seeing whatever graphics, if any, go on. Be sure to include some pix. ...
Forum: Thumpers 12-23-2014, 11:15 AM
Replies: 19,886
Views: 2,310,333
Posted By slidefighter
Cyborg: That's what I get for trying to...

Cyborg: That's what I get for trying to multi-task at my age! Nice rig!!

Lee...
Forum: Thumpers 12-23-2014, 09:49 AM
Replies: 19,886
Views: 2,310,333
Posted By slidefighter
Cyborg: You say you got 425 statute miles to...

Cyborg: You say you got 425 statute miles to engine stop, but I'm not sure how much tankage you are carrying. Is that just stock plus the two standard Rally Raid front tanks? I don't see an...
Forum: Ride reports 12-21-2014, 08:24 PM
Replies: 2,782
Views: 521,300
Posted By slidefighter
Breaks my heart!

Breaks my heart!
Forum: Thumpers 12-16-2014, 06:40 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,894
Posted By slidefighter
+1 Nice work, thanks for the effort.

+1 Nice work, thanks for the effort.
Forum: Equipment 12-15-2014, 07:09 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,991
Posted By slidefighter
Thanks for the inputs everyone. It's not that I...

Thanks for the inputs everyone. It's not that I necessarily want to carry a knife in England, it's that I'll be traveling all year and will certainly do some "unofficial" camping in the wilder areas...
Forum: Equipment 12-15-2014, 11:40 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,991
Posted By slidefighter
Knives

I've seen all the ADV recommendations on knives etc; got a couple of nice ones. However, I just dropped off-line with friends in England and they tell me that carrying a knife in England is (mostly)...
Forum: Thumpers 12-14-2014, 03:38 PM
Replies: 4,369
Views: 1,467,750
Posted By slidefighter
Thanks for the feedback. I have a stock Wings...

Thanks for the feedback. I have a stock Wings exhaust canister and an HD headlight. Everything that is not stock is pretty much "adventure specific": Rack and bags, shimmy damper, chain oiler,...
Forum: Thumpers 12-14-2014, 06:07 AM
Replies: 4,369
Views: 1,467,750
Posted By slidefighter
Sounds like I should drop Switzerland from my...

Sounds like I should drop Switzerland from my riding plans next year. My bike would never pass, I don't think. How do foreigners have any way of knowing what the regulations are in the many...
Forum: Equipment 12-10-2014, 02:05 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 578
Posted By slidefighter
All great info everyone thanks! There are a...

All great info everyone thanks! There are a couple of things here for me to try.

Thinc2: Can you tell me are you using Dragon on a PC or on a Mac? It seems to work well for you and since I can...
Forum: Equipment 12-09-2014, 12:45 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 578
Posted By slidefighter
Anyone Using Dragon?

Thinking of using Dragon to help with regular RR postings on my trip next year. I have both an Asus and a mini-iPad. Anyone using Dragon who might fill me in on how well it works (if it works!). ...
Forum: Ride reports 12-07-2014, 07:52 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,402
Posted By slidefighter
Kuk: I'm headed over next year as well. Any...

Kuk: I'm headed over next year as well. Any chance you can post route/track information from your GPS?

Thanks!


Lee...
Forum: Ride reports 11-26-2014, 07:04 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 2,831
Posted By slidefighter
1. Fabulous ride, you guys are good! 2. How...

1. Fabulous ride, you guys are good!

2. How in the world did you fix a flat tire in one minute?

Thanks for sharing. Nice work.



Lee...
Forum: Ride reports 11-20-2014, 04:10 PM
Replies: 4,010
Views: 1,968,697
Posted By slidefighter
Have fun, Noah! Is there an engine in that...

Have fun, Noah! Is there an engine in that thing? Kinda high in the front...
Forum: EMEA 11-16-2014, 06:46 PM
Replies: 91
Views: 16,071
Posted By slidefighter
Insurance Question

Martin: I'm committed to shipping my own bike over from the U.S. (I have it customized for an RTW trip). A question about insurance, if you don't mind: I don't see any insurance information on the...
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 11-16-2014, 07:52 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 2,284
Posted By slidefighter
Just ran across this site. I live kind of in the...

Just ran across this site. I live kind of in the middle of it, in Ridgeland. Been working out some "dirt routes" in the area and have put together a bit of an excursion. If anyone is interested,...
Forum: Thumpers 11-15-2014, 04:00 PM
Replies: 19,886
Views: 2,310,333
Posted By slidefighter
Well, you might have a point there since mine was...

Well, you might have a point there since mine was the one they recommended and is solid all the way around. My impression is that the slotted ones were designed for specific bikes that need the...
Forum: Thumpers 11-15-2014, 02:07 PM
Replies: 19,886
Views: 2,310,333
Posted By slidefighter
That's what I was thinking. I'll hang on to it...

That's what I was thinking. I'll hang on to it for adding oil, fueling the RR tanks from "jerry cans" (when I get them installed), stuff like that. It collapses flat, so I just put it in a plastic...
Forum: Thumpers 11-15-2014, 12:25 PM
Replies: 19,886
Views: 2,310,333
Posted By slidefighter
I'm running a filter sock in my tank and it makes...

I'm running a filter sock in my tank and it makes it more challenging to get gas in without it overflowing over and over. Thought this might help (found on Amazon), but it doesn't. It's rubber and...
Forum: Thumpers 11-11-2014, 06:58 PM
Replies: 4,369
Views: 1,467,750
Posted By slidefighter
Well thanks and good on you guys for checking in....

Well thanks and good on you guys for checking in. Every country shows their thoughtful appreciation of their own veterans in some way along these same lines. I'm happy that in this country we see a...
Forum: Thumpers 11-10-2014, 04:28 PM
Replies: 4,369
Views: 1,467,750
Posted By slidefighter
A Special Day: Happy Birthday

I stumbled across this deep woods road down in the famed Black Swamp of southern South Carolina a few weekends ago and it lead me to this haunting place. Made a mental note to come visit again on...
Forum: Thumpers 11-08-2014, 07:30 AM
Replies: 4,369
Views: 1,467,750
Posted By slidefighter
DirtJack: Well, congratulations to you then, on...

DirtJack: Well, congratulations to you then, on being your age and still riding too! Good on you...now I have a fresh inspiration! If you want to see a little of Europe from a 690 next year, just...
Forum: Thumpers 11-06-2014, 09:01 AM
Replies: 4,369
Views: 1,467,750
Posted By slidefighter
Deerslayer: No, I bought those off of eBay (made...

Deerslayer: No, I bought those off of eBay (made in China, I'm sure). They're not very expensive and work very well for me. Saves a little weight, gets the mirrors away from brush and branches,...
Forum: Thumpers 11-06-2014, 07:53 AM
Replies: 4,369
Views: 1,467,750
Posted By slidefighter
Thanks everyone for the well wishes. Most guys I...

Thanks everyone for the well wishes. Most guys I know who love bikes, like airplanes too, so I hope no one really minds an airplane picture from time to time, at least not one with a 690 in it too! ...
Forum: Thumpers 11-05-2014, 12:42 PM
Replies: 4,369
Views: 1,467,750
Posted By slidefighter
Birthday

Good chance I'm one of the older 690 owners on the site, so since it's my birthday today (73), I thought I'd take an anniversary avatar picture of my two favorite toys---one with my ugly mug and one...
Forum: Thumpers 10-22-2014, 08:21 AM
Replies: 4,369
Views: 1,467,750
Posted By slidefighter
CapOne: I really like your signature line! ...

CapOne: I really like your signature line! Seems like I've spent half my life wearing a helmet. The way I see it, you're right on the money!


Lee...
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 10-17-2014, 07:03 AM
Replies: 326
Views: 16,819
Posted By slidefighter
Well, I think I'm like a lot of other guys on...

Well, I think I'm like a lot of other guys on this site, I'm just a working guy---I've literally not been without a job since I was 11. I'll be 73 in two weeks, so I'm thinking it's about time I hung...
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 10-16-2014, 05:48 PM
Replies: 326
Views: 16,819
Posted By slidefighter
Kalonj: We had a lot of fun riding one of my...

Kalonj: We had a lot of fun riding one of my "routes" starting in Walterboro earlier this year. It's a pretty good ride for road bikes with a nice mexican buffet restaurant in the middle. I'm up...
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 10-15-2014, 07:55 PM
Replies: 326
Views: 16,819
Posted By slidefighter
Damn, Ryan! Some guys are just in the fast lane...

Damn, Ryan! Some guys are just in the fast lane a little too deep! Get well soon my friend. Thanks for the heat and the eventual pointer to the GPS file. You can have a Rocket ride any time you...
Forum: Thumpers 10-15-2014, 01:44 PM
Replies: 2,059
Views: 684,847
Posted By slidefighter
WTB Wolfman Pannier Racks

Put this WTB in the "Flea Market" today. Any help would be appreciated:

"The Wolfman "hoop" side pannier racks made by Backroads Moto for Wolfman saddlebags are no longer offered. If you have a...
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 10-15-2014, 01:31 PM
Replies: 326
Views: 16,819
Posted By slidefighter
Well rats! Just got the word I've got to go to...

Well rats! Just got the word I've got to go to (another) USAF convention (this time in Nashville) and can't make the Dreher event. I've already reserved a camping spot for Friday and Saturday nights:...
Forum: Thumpers 10-15-2014, 11:43 AM
Replies: 2,059
Views: 684,847
Posted By slidefighter
Does anyone remember what Wolfman was getting for...

Does anyone remember what Wolfman was getting for them?


Lee...
Forum: Thumpers 10-15-2014, 09:21 AM
Replies: 2,059
Views: 684,847
Posted By slidefighter
Wolfman Racks?

I'm only half way through this thread and just ran across the "fact" that the Wolfman racks are no longer sold (things may have changed in later posts?). Anyway, I'm just now getting around to...
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