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Forum: Americas Yesterday, 11:54 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 273
Posted By Qaz
It is a long days ride to Rapid city from...

It is a long days ride to Rapid city from Chicago. The best part of this trip is the ride along with the exploring once you get there. I have been to most of the sites that are mentioned in the list...
Forum: Americas 05-11-2015, 09:54 AM
Replies: 48
Views: 2,002
Posted By Qaz
That link is for camp grounds, if I wanted to...

That link is for camp grounds, if I wanted to stay in camp grounds I would go to the KOA.:roflI usually ride until I see a jeep trail or single track and then camp a few miles or a lot more off that.
Forum: Americas 05-08-2015, 06:00 AM
Replies: 48
Views: 2,002
Posted By Qaz
I think ADVENTURE means something different to me...

I think ADVENTURE means something different to me than it does 90% of the people on this website, it is off the beaten path, way off. I have been camping in the lower 48 where you either had a gun or...
Forum: Americas 05-06-2015, 04:51 AM
Replies: 48
Views: 2,002
Posted By Qaz
Did anyone take a gun on their trip for 4 & 2...

Did anyone take a gun on their trip for 4 & 2 legged vermin?
Forum: Americas 05-05-2015, 07:35 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 2,673
Posted By Qaz
Joe Mc- You know it is a sin to not wear genuine...

Joe Mc- You know it is a sin to not wear genuine Harley clothes produced by Harley-Davidson Motor company.:rofl
You will lose your members card.
Forum: Americas 05-04-2015, 06:26 AM
Replies: 48
Views: 2,002
Posted By Qaz
Holckster- I live in VA and riding 10hour days,...

Holckster- I live in VA and riding 10hour days, it is a 7 day ride. That is 14 days on the road, and once I get there I figure at least 2 weeks seeing the state, maybe longer if I can swing it. That...
Forum: Americas 04-30-2015, 06:47 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 823
Posted By Qaz
[QUOTE=TheIglu;26689156]Horse country? Never...

[QUOTE=TheIglu;26689156]Horse country? Never heard of it. Never been to Kentucky. I'll try to look it up.

Go, it is beautiful!



Decided to abandon the camping idea. Still no tent, didn't...
Forum: Americas 04-29-2015, 11:30 AM
Replies: 48
Views: 2,002
Posted By Qaz
Off to Alaska

You guys that have made the Alaska trip, if you don't mind posting your expenses and dollar amounts for budgeting purposes. I talked to an old guy that did the trip in 2012 and I could buy a new bike...
Forum: Americas 04-29-2015, 07:43 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 823
Posted By Qaz
Are you sure a Wee- Strom is going to be enough...

Are you sure a Wee- Strom is going to be enough engine to pull you around 30lbs heavier?:rofl I did something similar and called it the BBQ tour. I ate BBQ from coast to coast one summer. I do this...
Forum: Americas 04-25-2015, 07:46 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,630
Posted By Qaz
If it were me, I would just put one of the lexan...

If it were me, I would just put one of the lexan wind shields on the SV650, buy some cordura saddle bags, tank bag and a sergeants seat on the bike and hit the road. It will do anything the V-strom...
Forum: Americas 04-23-2015, 11:15 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 879
Posted By Qaz
From where the Skyline drive starts in Front...

From where the Skyline drive starts in Front Royal, VA to the entrance of the BRP on Afton mountain, the rangers will hold you to the speed limit. Once on the BRP, just drive safely and at a ...
Forum: Americas 04-23-2015, 07:49 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 2,021
Posted By Qaz
:clap:clap:clap:clap:clap:clap You feel better...

:clap:clap:clap:clap:clap:clap You feel better now don't you. I enjoyed the post and the ride.
Forum: Road warriors 04-22-2015, 12:06 PM
Replies: 1,365
Views: 322,667
Posted By Qaz
Ericthebastard- "So upon my arrival home from the...

Ericthebastard- "So upon my arrival home from the DMV, I geared up into my kevlar-lined jeans with knee, shin and hip armor, a three season layered and armored jacket, and armored gloves and boots,...
Forum: Battle scooters 04-22-2015, 11:15 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 363
Posted By Qaz
Can Am vs Honda

I rode one of the new Can Am 3 wheel sports bikes the other week with active suspension and the semi-auto trans. I am a die hard manual trans fan on bikes, but I kind of like this transmission. Has...
Forum: Battle scooters 04-22-2015, 11:08 AM
Replies: 944
Views: 385,960
Posted By Qaz
They should be banned, as a matter of fact, this...

They should be banned, as a matter of fact, this would be a better photo if she was not wearing it.
Forum: Trip Planning 04-22-2015, 06:04 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 2,063
Posted By Qaz
Larry- I have a huge distain for cell phones and...

Larry- I have a huge distain for cell phones and GPS. The reason is I don't want to here your personal conversations, even intimate at times. I don't want to hear 4 or 5 phones ringing in the...
Forum: Trip Planning 04-21-2015, 11:21 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 2,063
Posted By Qaz
I don't own a cellphone or GPS or anything else...

I don't own a cellphone or GPS or anything else that needs to be recharged and never will, it defeats the purpose of riding a motorcycle. I recharge at the end of the day with a cool glass of spring...
Forum: Americas 04-20-2015, 10:23 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 1,494
Posted By Qaz
GSeur- Are you starting on the East coast or west?

GSeur- Are you starting on the East coast or west?
Forum: Americas 04-20-2015, 10:19 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 1,765
Posted By Qaz
Usually, one tooth on the countershaft sprocket...

Usually, one tooth on the countershaft sprocket will only change the RPM's by 250 revs. It may change by 500 RPM's, but I would have to see 1,000 RPM's.
Forum: Americas 04-17-2015, 06:51 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 2,021
Posted By Qaz
Fixed:D

Fixed:D
Forum: Americas 04-17-2015, 06:36 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 271
Posted By Qaz
I second all that was written, but will add just...

I second all that was written, but will add just a few more things. He is not kidding about I77/81 and add I81 around Roanoke VA. Explore on the way down, that way if the trip runs a little longer...
Forum: Americas 04-17-2015, 06:17 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 1,765
Posted By Qaz
All jokes aside, if you are starting in the...

All jokes aside, if you are starting in the suburbs NW of Chicago, you will have a hard long 2 day ride to get to the Smokies in TN by interstate. The bike you are riding is more suited to secondary...
Forum: Americas 04-17-2015, 12:03 PM
Replies: 114
Views: 8,127
Posted By Qaz
Do not modify the engine for more power you will...

Do not modify the engine for more power you will loose reliability. I would add a bikini fairing of some kind, put a solo bucket seat on it with a large luggage rack that covered the passenger seat...
Forum: Battle scooters 04-15-2015, 06:53 AM
Replies: 67
Views: 4,358
Posted By Qaz
[QUOTE=cdwise;26578334]"I guess 58,000 miles...

[QUOTE=cdwise;26578334]"I guess 58,000 miles isn't many miles then."
No, 58,000 miles is not a lot of miles unless you did it in 2yrs! I am a 30,000 mile a year rider. The odometers on my bikes and...
Forum: Battle scooters 04-15-2015, 05:01 AM
Replies: 67
Views: 4,358
Posted By Qaz
Since when did 524lbs (Burgman 650) get to be...

Since when did 524lbs (Burgman 650) get to be heavier than 580lbs (R1200RT)?
It really doesn't matter how much it weights. It is where the weights is carried and the scooter carries the weight very...
Forum: Americas 04-14-2015, 11:25 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 1,765
Posted By Qaz
Big miles start at 1000 miles and go up, 600...

Big miles start at 1000 miles and go up, 600 miles is a short trip. :D
Forum: Battle scooters 04-14-2015, 11:17 AM
Replies: 67
Views: 4,358
Posted By Qaz
I have a Burgman 400 and have ridden both the...

I have a Burgman 400 and have ridden both the Silverwing 650 and Burgman 650 extensively to draw my own conclusions. The 400 has a better ride, better wind protection and more storage than the...
Forum: Trip Planning 04-03-2015, 07:07 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 7,126
Posted By Qaz
"IMO it is negligence bordering on criminality to...

"IMO it is negligence bordering on criminality to advise a new, inexperienced rider to buy a 650cc dual sport weighing well over 300 lbs as a first off-road bike. The new rider will fall, will get...
Forum: Trip Planning 04-03-2015, 06:32 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 7,126
Posted By Qaz
"IMO it is negligence bordering on criminality to...

"IMO it is negligence bordering on criminality to advise a new, inexperienced rider to buy a 650cc dual sport weighing well over 300 lbs as a first off-road bike. The new rider will fall, will get...
Forum: Battle scooters 04-03-2015, 11:25 AM
Replies: 79
Views: 9,626
Posted By Qaz
Anyone who only has 1,500 miles on a scooter that...

Anyone who only has 1,500 miles on a scooter that is more than 1 month old does not ride it! No wonder you haven't had any problems. I put 500 miles on my Burgman 400 the first day I had it, and...
Forum: Americas 04-03-2015, 05:51 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 1,494
Posted By Qaz
You are going about this all wrong. I have ridden...

You are going about this all wrong. I have ridden cross country 7 times and don't own a GPS and only used a map the first time. The best trip I ever took was when I packed the bike minimally, grabbed...
Forum: Some Assembly Required 03-30-2015, 06:42 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,331
Posted By Qaz
Good luck using leather on a seat. I have done 6...

Good luck using leather on a seat. I have done 6 seats over the years and although I would feel comfortable doing a seat in it, I still would not use leather. Its main drawback for me is that once it...
Forum: Road warriors 03-29-2015, 04:41 PM
Replies: 54
Views: 3,689
Posted By Qaz
At this point in my life I find ripping around on...

At this point in my life I find ripping around on a small bike (R3 or KTM 390) much more enjoyable than lugging and short shifting a big bike to ride it. They are every bit the super bike that the...
Forum: Battle scooters 03-25-2015, 10:23 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 856
Posted By Qaz
A) Batteries need to cycle to stay at their best...

A) Batteries need to cycle to stay at their best and a tender will not keep a battery in the best condition if used for long periods. The fuel cleaner should help it run smoother but may not help it...
Forum: Battle scooters 03-23-2015, 11:25 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,104
Posted By Qaz
Cruise would work fine on a Burgman650, but I...

Cruise would work fine on a Burgman650, but I doubt it would do well on a CVT equipped scooter. Too many variable going on in that transmission to maintain a constant speed and cruise is not that...
Forum: Road warriors 03-09-2015, 07:41 AM
Replies: 78
Views: 8,534
Posted By Qaz
The japanese do what they do best and that is...

The japanese do what they do best and that is taking another manufacturers design and making it reliable and better engineered, case in point, the XS 650 or the VTR1000. A 650 twin that didn't leak...
Forum: Battle scooters 03-05-2015, 09:44 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,896
Posted By Qaz
Dbzeag- If you or a previous owner tried to...

Dbzeag- If you or a previous owner tried to change the final drive gearing on the NC700 DCT, that is what is causing your problems.
Forum: Ride reports 03-05-2015, 08:52 AM
Replies: 769
Views: 189,976
Posted By Qaz
Ladies, I have enjoyed following you on this...

Ladies, I have enjoyed following you on this trip, BUT!!
I only have 5 more years until I can draw my full retirement from work and you are making it hard not to load my bike up again and follow...
Forum: Ride reports 02-27-2015, 08:00 PM
Replies: 438
Views: 115,623
Posted By Qaz
You mentioned that something happened in...

You mentioned that something happened in Austrailia that spooked you about camping in certain places. I read back but could find nothing. What happened?
Forum: Thumpers 02-19-2015, 10:25 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 662
Posted By Qaz
If I had the skill, I would make my own brackets...

If I had the skill, I would make my own brackets and add a rubber bushing if I thought it would help and not hurt anything.
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