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Forum: Thumpers 12-12-2014, 12:25 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 3,517
Posted By rockydog
There are numerous build threads in thumpers...

There are numerous build threads in thumpers covering shortcomings, and a ride report with thorough prep info from a couple doing a RTW on 2 of these bikes
...
Forum: Beasts 12-08-2014, 06:58 PM
Replies: 4,444
Views: 835,287
Posted By rockydog
been following the CCM GP450 progress for awhile....

been following the CCM GP450 progress for awhile. The buyers are now picking
up their bikes at the factory, and lots of reviews like the total package. Service interval is on par with other bikes,...
Forum: Equipment 12-03-2014, 01:06 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 2,516
Posted By rockydog
If you can access the foam around your ears cut...

If you can access the foam around your ears cut out a 'channel' for your frames
to slide in. Makes it much easier to wear glasses. Check out this company

Warby Parker for inexpensive glasses
...
Forum: EMEA 11-24-2014, 03:39 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 987
Posted By rockydog
Bought a bike from Martin, Wheatwhacker on here,...

Bought a bike from Martin, Wheatwhacker on here, he's got a thread in this section and is on Facebook using Motofeirme, I believe. Check him out, my RR of The Isles is below
Forum: Beasts 11-14-2014, 12:51 PM
Replies: 4,444
Views: 835,287
Posted By rockydog
does anybody know the origin of the label...

does anybody know the origin of the label "Adventure" motorcycle, gear, trip etc?
I assume someone in marketing had a hand….
Forum: Thumpers 11-11-2014, 10:32 AM
Replies: 7,295
Views: 1,154,698
Posted By rockydog
Rid, Sent pm, but ditto c-m in above post ...

Rid, Sent pm, but ditto c-m in above post

Swapping the rear shock is easy, grab a socket and wrench from your tool kit, prop the bike up on a cement block, etc. pull the bolts out of the top...
Forum: Equipment 11-10-2014, 08:10 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,352
Posted By rockydog
My Rukka gear meets all my needs..

My Rukka gear meets all my needs..
Forum: Beasts 11-06-2014, 12:24 AM
Replies: 5,232
Views: 986,692
Posted By rockydog
listed weight on the 500x is listed on the honda...

listed weight on the 500x is listed on the honda site as 425lbs plus fluids. How much weight can you lose on this bike? realistically
Forum: Beasts 11-05-2014, 11:31 AM
Replies: 253
Views: 46,232
Posted By rockydog
nothing new to add

nothing new to add
Forum: Beasts 11-05-2014, 10:32 AM
Replies: 4,444
Views: 835,287
Posted By rockydog
I'm placing my bets that its a huge photo I can't...

I'm placing my bets that its a huge photo I can't even size to view all of it
Forum: Beasts 10-29-2014, 10:59 AM
Replies: 4,444
Views: 835,287
Posted By rockydog
this continues to be my fav adv thread, sorta...

this continues to be my fav adv thread, sorta like fantasy football for some folks
Forum: Beasts 10-18-2014, 09:41 AM
Replies: 17,431
Views: 5,202,265
Posted By rockydog
Grab the tire with both hands with the tire away...

Grab the tire with both hands with the tire away from you, swing and bounce it hard on the pavement like you would a sledge hammer or axe, rotate tire, repeat. Say bad things to the tire
Forum: Equipment 09-27-2014, 08:26 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 552
Posted By rockydog
the ipad i used for 3 months traveling in the...

the ipad i used for 3 months traveling in the British Isles worked great, I had it in the tank bag, tho, and used paper maps mainly. the app I used, and still do, is Maps.me. 2 versions: a free lite...
Forum: Equipment 09-26-2014, 06:15 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 3,037
Posted By rockydog
My friend Loretta Vince, a cheeky Brit, rode...

My friend Loretta Vince, a cheeky Brit, rode across America last winter

http://i855.photobucket.com/albums/ab111/rockydog11/Tiff/908ad98c19ba28fca9d1bffbb1502294.jpg
Forum: Tejas and the Gulf States 09-15-2014, 06:57 AM
Replies: 0
Views: 301
Posted By rockydog
bike transport available Oklahoma to San Francisco

Heading to Bay Area, Ca. in early early October from Enid area. for more info send me an email pls….

Stephen

backtalk8124@sbcglobal.net
Forum: Thumpers 09-10-2014, 12:21 PM
Replies: 7,295
Views: 1,154,698
Posted By rockydog
Called TouratechUSA recently, they don't list the...

Called TouratechUSA recently, they don't list the subframe separately and are not sure if the racks and sub fame are still available. On the microfiche for the Xc at Bob'sBMW the frame is listed at...
Forum: Tejas and the Gulf States 08-25-2014, 04:16 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,198
Posted By rockydog
getting crowded here, huh? in Hillsdale with 2 or...

getting crowded here, huh? in Hillsdale with 2 or 3 dualsports, how about cold beer at Callahans?
Forum: Thumpers 08-17-2014, 05:48 AM
Replies: 7,709
Views: 1,165,946
Posted By rockydog
thx p38, will do a thorough cleaning of all those...

thx p38, will do a thorough cleaning of all those suckers
Forum: Thumpers 08-15-2014, 08:35 AM
Replies: 7,709
Views: 1,165,946
Posted By rockydog
Thx Larry, I have the manual

Thx Larry, I have the manual
Forum: Thumpers 08-14-2014, 09:18 AM
Replies: 7,709
Views: 1,165,946
Posted By rockydog
Charging issues

I need a little feedback, pls. My battery is not charging, I read most posts concerning regulator, etc. And have the manual. here's what I've done so far.

..Measuring voltage at the battery never...
Forum: Equipment 08-10-2014, 11:42 AM
Replies: 1,388
Views: 719,462
Posted By rockydog
Did a 2-up camp trip on my ol Transalp and knew I...

Did a 2-up camp trip on my ol Transalp and knew I had to secure stuff to the top of the Pelican mounted to the stock top rack. Cut some aluminum I had kicking around, drilled some holes for straps,...
Forum: Equipment 08-08-2014, 08:19 AM
Replies: 117
Views: 35,913
Posted By rockydog
Used the bags for 3 months in the British Isles,...

Used the bags for 3 months in the British Isles, totally waterproof. The times I slid the bike around on them didn't cause any damage, but I had some 500 denier cloth packed in case I beat them up a...
Forum: Equipment 08-07-2014, 06:26 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 2,066
Posted By rockydog
Hey Dave, a rasher and bacon slab in Ireland,...

Hey Dave, a rasher and bacon slab in Ireland, butcher sliced thick
Forum: Equipment 08-07-2014, 04:37 AM
Replies: 968
Views: 264,436
Posted By rockydog
I've ended up carrying a 8" cast iron skillet...

I've ended up carrying a 8" cast iron skillet with other titanium stuff, if I have a fire I put it directly on the coals. I use this every day and sauté vegs, fried rice dishes etc. this pic has...
Forum: Equipment 08-07-2014, 04:04 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 2,208
Posted By rockydog
A jacket is a lot warmer that a vest, I've had...

A jacket is a lot warmer that a vest, I've had the grip heaters and vest, and the jacket is best for me. Plus in really cold weather heated gloves are easy to attach.
the trunk and chest area are...
Forum: Beasts 08-06-2014, 06:53 AM
Replies: 4,444
Views: 835,287
Posted By rockydog
jeez, I just thought it was 'interesting' that he...

jeez, I just thought it was 'interesting' that he didn't refer to it as the Africa Queen, but instead as the name of a possible new model.

tough crowd indeed
Forum: Beasts 08-04-2014, 09:26 PM
Replies: 4,444
Views: 835,287
Posted By rockydog
I sent an email to customer relations, as noted...

I sent an email to customer relations, as noted in Dan's last post and got an immediate reply, which follows.... (Interestingly he calls it an African Twin Adventurer)

Dear Stephen,

There have...
Forum: Equipment 08-04-2014, 12:26 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 2,066
Posted By rockydog
Thanks, Dave, for your list, info, and pics. I,ve...

Thanks, Dave, for your list, info, and pics. I,ve started carrying all titanium stuff
Except for the 8" cast iron skillet, traveling mostly solo or with one other rider, it's all I need. Really...
Forum: Equipment 08-03-2014, 01:33 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 4,450
Posted By rockydog
After doing Aerostitch, Olympia, and some other...

After doing Aerostitch, Olympia, and some other off brand stuff I,ve been in Rukka gear for quite awhile. Have a couple of jackets I wear year round here in Oklahoma, one with liner and one without,...
Forum: Beasts 08-03-2014, 08:57 AM
Replies: 4,444
Views: 835,287
Posted By rockydog
about 10 minutes into the video posted by thunder...

about 10 minutes into the video posted by thunder dan is the reference about the africa queen. and a beautiful bike he has, makes me want to out and polish my baling wire fixes on mine

thx for...
Forum: Thumpers 08-01-2014, 06:54 AM
Replies: 1,440
Views: 280,345
Posted By rockydog
thanks, minky, for keeping us up to date

thanks, minky, for keeping us up to date
Forum: Thumpers 07-29-2014, 06:38 AM
Replies: 5,698
Views: 1,181,798
Posted By rockydog
Since I have some happy trails panniers and rack...

Since I have some happy trails panniers and rack fitted to a Transalp I decided to fabricate a rack for the X. Having gotten this far I think they will have limited use cause of the weight. Suckers...
Forum: West – California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 07-27-2014, 11:25 AM
Replies: 2,254
Views: 127,615
Posted By rockydog
hey, guys… headed your way in late September...

hey, guys…

headed your way in late September for a work/play/housesit gig or 2. Bringing a truck with some tools and my G650X and am looking forward to meeting with ya'll again. I'm also looking...
Forum: Ride reports 07-23-2014, 04:57 AM
Replies: 110
Views: 17,883
Posted By rockydog
great pics and story, I was there last summer...

great pics and story, I was there last summer between races and rode the course on a old Transalp and was constantly going holy crap guys are going 200 mph along here? so thanks for capturing the...
Forum: Ride reports 07-23-2014, 03:47 AM
Replies: 81
Views: 13,236
Posted By rockydog
this boy has been tagging along, Tiffany, busily...

this boy has been tagging along, Tiffany, busily googling your food and locations. enjoying your pics and continuing saga….
Forum: Beasts 07-16-2014, 10:18 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 760
Posted By rockydog
happy trails and Givi make racks, the Givi...

happy trails and Givi make racks, the Givi engine/crash guard is a wise investment with your pretty plastics. A cheaper start with dual sport tires are the Shinko 705's. the search feature is a very...
Forum: Beasts 07-10-2014, 03:58 PM
Replies: 4,444
Views: 835,287
Posted By rockydog
I love this thread, they can, you won't, you...

I love this thread, they can, you won't, you can't, you will, they might, who knows, never happen, etc
Forum: Ride reports 07-10-2014, 07:26 AM
Replies: 451
Views: 77,381
Posted By rockydog
dean, a great iPad app is MapsWithMe, you can...

dean, a great iPad app is MapsWithMe, you can download just the state or country you need, always gives your location via GPS and can locate closest gas, etc. it will track in real time, no routes...
Forum: Ride reports 07-09-2014, 02:15 PM
Replies: 686
Views: 108,287
Posted By rockydog
following along your RR, thanks so much for the...

following along your RR, thanks so much for the effort you've made to share with us. Also a xch owner here, long time ago you mentioned some frame updates you had to do, so at some point it would be...
Forum: Beasts 07-09-2014, 01:37 PM
Replies: 17,431
Views: 5,202,265
Posted By rockydog
loco, it's like the purple at the bottom of your...

loco, it's like the purple at the bottom of your posts, I don't even try to read it but it's probably cool
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