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Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 11-08-2014, 02:38 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 3,019
Posted By rpeter
I've had two experiences with AMA roadside...

I've had two experiences with AMA roadside assistance.

The first was when I locked the keys out of a rental car. Called the AMA number and a locksmith came to my rescue.

The other was when I...
Forum: Road warriors 10-21-2014, 04:31 PM
Replies: 1,237
Views: 274,284
Posted By rpeter
They suck!!! Seriously, they suck.

They suck!!! Seriously, they suck.
Forum: Road warriors 10-21-2014, 03:42 PM
Replies: 1,237
Views: 274,284
Posted By rpeter
I just picked up a new 2013 ABS from the same...

I just picked up a new 2013 ABS from the same dealership. My ride home was 600 miles, but it was worth the trip since this Petersburg dealer is selling a few of them for $8k. It's insane.

Mine...
Forum: Americas 10-19-2014, 05:39 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 629
Posted By rpeter
I rode the length of Rt 522 yesterday and would...

I rode the length of Rt 522 yesterday and would not recommend it. It is mostly two-lane undivided, running through lots of small towns. Traffic can be very slow through the towns, and then going out...
Forum: Americas 10-16-2014, 09:58 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 629
Posted By rpeter
In two days I will be picking up a new bike in WV...

In two days I will be picking up a new bike in WV and riding it home to Boston, so I have a similar dilemma. I've chosen a route with just enough interstate to keep it under 12 hours. It includes PA...
Forum: Americas 10-09-2014, 10:10 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,383
Posted By rpeter
The insurance company had me in a rental car the...

The insurance company had me in a rental car the next day and I hightailed it home. They won't cover the thousands of dollars of aftermarket farkles on the bike so I have to go back this weekend and...
Forum: Americas 10-07-2014, 09:03 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,383
Posted By rpeter
The bike did not survive the trip :eek1 I...

The bike did not survive the trip :eek1

I made it 3/4 of the way around to just past Deal's Gap, getting ready to ride BRP. I was camping in Townsend TN, and one of the dimwit campground staff...
Forum: Americas 10-03-2014, 12:54 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,383
Posted By rpeter
Looks like I'll reach Cherohala Skyway and Deal's...

Looks like I'll reach Cherohala Skyway and Deal's Gap Sunday afternoon. Should I expect heavier traffic, compared to a weekday?
Forum: Americas 09-30-2014, 08:56 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,383
Posted By rpeter
I've been riding 15 years but have never strayed...

I've been riding 15 years but have never strayed more than a day from Boston, so one goal of this trip has been to escape congestion for a change and experience great roads with no traffic. The route...
Forum: Americas 09-27-2014, 05:18 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,383
Posted By rpeter
It's 4800 miles, on a Z1000, camping. I'm in the...

It's 4800 miles, on a Z1000, camping. I'm in the Ozarks now, visiting family for a few days, then it's off to the southern portion. The northern scenery was wonderful, but now I'm ready for those...
Forum: Americas 09-25-2014, 07:44 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,383
Posted By rpeter
I'm in Munising now. The H58 suggestion was...

I'm in Munising now. The H58 suggestion was inspired! I took it just as the sun was setting, and the fast curves and brilliant sunlight-soaked foliage will not be something I'll ever forget.

As...
Forum: Americas 09-23-2014, 08:54 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,383
Posted By rpeter
Yeah, that's the one. All I know about it is that...

Yeah, that's the one. All I know about it is that it's a National Forest Scenic Byway with a number of waterfalls. I don't mind a bit of packed dirt, as long as it's not for hours at a time. I've...
Forum: Americas 09-22-2014, 08:20 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,383
Posted By rpeter
Wow, thanks so much for those suggestions. I...

Wow, thanks so much for those suggestions. I really needed to fill in the UP portion. Do you think it's worth going out of the way to see Black River Rd?
Forum: Americas 09-18-2014, 10:57 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,383
Posted By rpeter
Excellent! I've added a bit more of Rt 61...

Excellent! I've added a bit more of Rt 61 northeast of Burke's Garden since it seems to have so many curves and I can't resist a good trout stream.
Forum: Americas 09-18-2014, 03:08 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,383
Posted By rpeter
A Loop: Adirondacks, Ontario, UP, Ozarks, Appalachians

I will be departing soon on a two-week trip.

https://farm4.staticflickr.com/3925/15092737558_9cbb8b6a3a_c.jpg

The full planned route is at...
Forum: Vendors 09-03-2014, 11:07 AM
Replies: 1,126
Views: 162,121
Posted By rpeter
They started shipping last week, a number of us...

They started shipping last week, a number of us already have the new map.
Forum: Vendors 08-30-2014, 01:29 PM
Replies: 1,126
Views: 162,121
Posted By rpeter
Got mine yesterday and am now plotting a route...

Got mine yesterday and am now plotting a route through there. The number of rated roads on this map are amazing. Seems like it would take years to do all of that work, and the Ozarks map is just as...
Forum: Vendors 08-18-2014, 09:09 PM
Replies: 1,126
Views: 162,121
Posted By rpeter
Try...

Try http://www.butlermaps.com/motorcycle-road-maps/southern-appalachia-map-al-tn-nc-sc-ga/
Forum: Equipment 08-12-2014, 12:39 PM
Replies: 6,689
Views: 2,679,701
Posted By rpeter
SmartWool Microweight t-shirts are an excellent...

SmartWool Microweight t-shirts are an excellent alternative. They are expensive, but only two should be enough.
Forum: Layin' down tracks 08-02-2014, 09:57 PM
Replies: 85
Views: 28,914
Posted By rpeter
Somehow I cracked the screen on my first Rage...

Somehow I cracked the screen on my first Rage while tossing it about during a car trip in Glacier National Park, so I've bought another from an ebay seller in China. It came loaded with iGo Primo 2...
Forum: Vendors 07-28-2014, 09:22 PM
Replies: 1,126
Views: 162,121
Posted By rpeter
Any idea how long before it's available for...

Any idea how long before it's available for purchase? I'm going through there in about six weeks and would love to have the Butler map as a guide.
Forum: Equipment 07-27-2014, 09:19 PM
Replies: 6,689
Views: 2,679,701
Posted By rpeter
One of these days I was going to post my setup,...

One of these days I was going to post my setup, but it's virtually identical to yours (minus the cot) so I don't have to bother. Thanks :D

I've always felt like I was taking way too much and I...
Forum: Layin' down tracks 07-27-2014, 07:14 PM
Replies: 105
Views: 49,470
Posted By rpeter
Assuming you're running iGo Primo, here is the...

Assuming you're running iGo Primo, here is the short version.

Go to https://www.google.com/maps/myplaces and create a new map. Edit its title to something descriptive. Add a few waypoints (the...
Forum: Layin' down tracks 07-27-2014, 05:27 PM
Replies: 105
Views: 49,470
Posted By rpeter
I'm using iGo Primo 2, and as far as I can tell...

I'm using iGo Primo 2, and as far as I can tell the only way to do this is to create a KML file with a list of waypoints. That's what I do using Google maps, then place the file in the...
Forum: Road warriors 07-03-2014, 11:23 AM
Replies: 352
Views: 51,682
Posted By rpeter
Yes, that's perfectly fine.

Yes, that's perfectly fine.
Forum: Road warriors 07-02-2014, 01:49 PM
Replies: 352
Views: 51,682
Posted By rpeter
Fixnfly, I'm not sure I quite understand what...

Fixnfly, I'm not sure I quite understand what you're asking. It sounds like you want the notches on the swingarm and the eccentric to line up with each other, but there's no reason for them to have...
Forum: Day Trippin' 06-30-2014, 09:10 AM
Replies: 218
Views: 33,981
Posted By rpeter
I've only fished the White River in Vermont, but...

I've only fished the White River in Vermont, but here are a couple of books that might help.

Flyfisher's Guide to Northern New England...
Forum: Equipment 05-18-2014, 09:24 PM
Replies: 6,689
Views: 2,679,701
Posted By rpeter
That's pretty cool, but you don't actually carry...

That's pretty cool, but you don't actually carry it on your back do you? If not, wouldn't a dry bag be preferable?

Edit - I now see that the Kriega is waterproof.
Forum: Road warriors 05-17-2014, 11:21 PM
Replies: 352
Views: 51,682
Posted By rpeter
It can be ridiculously expensive,. You start...

It can be ridiculously expensive,. You start thinking about an ECU reflash, airbox modifications, PAIR block plates, a fuel commander, etc etc.
Forum: Road warriors 05-17-2014, 09:58 PM
Replies: 352
Views: 51,682
Posted By rpeter
The first time I've noticed the cat on your bike,...

The first time I've noticed the cat on your bike, what keeps you from putting a less restrictive exhaust on it?
Forum: Day Trippin' 05-10-2014, 05:19 PM
Replies: 218
Views: 33,981
Posted By rpeter
Dragonfly Fishing Pouch

In order to free up luggage space on the bike, I was looking for the most compact fly fishing gear pack I could find. I came across the Dragonfly Fishing Pouch. It is the same size as the palm of my...
Forum: Equipment 04-30-2014, 10:04 PM
Replies: 6,689
Views: 2,679,701
Posted By rpeter
For pillows, I like the Big Agnes Sleeping Giant....

For pillows, I like the Big Agnes Sleeping Giant. It's an air pillow inside a case with a memory foam layer.
Forum: Layin' down tracks 04-26-2014, 07:25 PM
Replies: 85
Views: 28,914
Posted By rpeter
The top left corner of the case glows when it's...

The top left corner of the case glows when it's being charged. But yeah, the battery won't last long disconnected, so it's best to keep it hooked up to an external USB charger while tinkering with...
Forum: Equipment 04-14-2014, 01:46 PM
Replies: 318
Views: 96,331
Posted By rpeter
I picked up a couple of medium Ziploc Space Bags...

I picked up a couple of medium Ziploc Space Bags for something like $10, can be used to compress a bundle of clothing before stashing it in the pannier.
Forum: Layin' down tracks 04-09-2014, 10:58 AM
Replies: 85
Views: 28,914
Posted By rpeter
The SR10 is another Sena product. It has numerous...

The SR10 is another Sena product. It has numerous inputs - 3.5mm, two-way radio, wired PTT - which it combines and then transmits to the SMH10 via HFP. So, for instance, you could wire a radar...
Forum: Layin' down tracks 04-07-2014, 11:24 AM
Replies: 85
Views: 28,914
Posted By rpeter
The Rage can use only A2DP. I like to use my...

The Rage can use only A2DP.

I like to use my phone for music and calls, connected to the headset with A2DP. So to hear the GPS, I connect it via A2DP to a Bluetooth receiver hard-wired to an SR10...
Forum: Equipment 03-31-2014, 01:19 PM
Replies: 54
Views: 9,333
Posted By rpeter
Yes, I am.

Yes, I am.
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 02-01-2014, 03:07 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 5,278
Posted By rpeter
The tires are Angel GT. I've been riding year...

The tires are Angel GT. I've been riding year round in New England for the last 15 years or so and have managed to stay upright, obviously avoiding anything at all like what was in the video. On that...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 01-30-2014, 11:06 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 5,278
Posted By rpeter
I wish there was a way to practice riding in...

I wish there was a way to practice riding in these conditions on a street bike, but I can't come up with anything. The slurpee mix was unexpected, but there it was, and next time I need a better...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 01-27-2014, 12:03 AM
Replies: 44
Views: 5,278
Posted By rpeter
To those who have given a thoughtful response,...

To those who have given a thoughtful response, thank you very much!
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