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Forum: Ride reports 07-14-2014, 07:25 AM
Replies: 115
Views: 9,418
Enjoying your ride... did most of the same route...

Enjoying your ride... did most of the same route across S. MO. last fall.

After the "purple mountains majesty" of CO., and the "amber waves of grain" of the Mid-Western harvest, I felt like I had...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 07-13-2014, 07:08 AM
Replies: 50
Views: 2,824
I've experienced a similar phenomenon when...

I've experienced a similar phenomenon when passing a car on a lonely two-lane road here in Texas at just about sundown. I was headed into a setting sun and noticed approaching headlights, far ahead....
Forum: Beasts 07-12-2014, 09:17 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 2,905
Although I don't own an 800XC (I ride a Bonnie...

Although I don't own an 800XC (I ride a Bonnie and a Wee...), and I'm a poor excuse for a wrench, this is the kind of thread that makes me appreciate ADV...

A guy brings a problem to the table,...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 07-09-2014, 06:32 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 2,245
When I started flying, that's the first thing the...

When I started flying, that's the first thing the wife did... now, the ex-wife.

NFE
Forum: Tejas and the Gulf States 07-08-2014, 07:04 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 360
I've also enjoyed this route: ...

I've also enjoyed this route: http://goo.gl/maps/cMA1h

NFE
Forum: Tejas and the Gulf States 07-08-2014, 04:32 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 360
Here's the route I've used in several trips to...

Here's the route I've used in several trips to Big Bend: http://goo.gl/maps/ljOMq

Be sure to top off on the west side of Del Rio... for some bikes, it can be a stretch to get to Sanderson. ...
Forum: Ride reports 07-05-2014, 08:52 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 2,447
I try to get to Big Bend once each year... Early...

I try to get to Big Bend once each year... Early spring is a great time as just after a rain the wild flowers are unbelievable. Once May arrives, heat burns every growing thing into a dormant...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 07-04-2014, 06:25 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,407
60 MPH = 88 fps. Three second text = 264...

60 MPH = 88 fps.

Three second text = 264 feet traveled without driver input.

Braking distance 140 feet = Total distance traveled, 404 feet, well more than a football field's length.

NFE
Forum: Beasts 07-03-2014, 03:15 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 498
I use a magnetic Cortech on my older Wee with...

I use a magnetic Cortech on my older Wee with good results...

NFE
Forum: Ride reports 07-03-2014, 07:42 AM
Replies: 85
Views: 7,906
Looks like the adventure part has begun... ...

Looks like the adventure part has begun...

I'm in.

NFE
Forum: The Rockies It's all downhill from here... 07-01-2014, 08:04 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 768
Last August, after coming off of the Million...

Last August, after coming off of the Million Dollar Highway in monsoonal conditions, I continued on this route to Cortez and County Road G to Bluff, UT.

From Taos to Bluff is about 300 miles of...
Forum: The Rockies It's all downhill from here... 06-30-2014, 06:40 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 827
Thanks for all of the input. I've got a...

Thanks for all of the input.

I've got a couple of weeks before I'm on the road. Much will depend on weather...

NFE
Forum: The Rockies It's all downhill from here... 06-30-2014, 07:56 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 827
From what I'm reading, the route from Lake City...

From what I'm reading, the route from Lake City to Engineer Pass is doable even for a flatlander.

The descent from the summit to Ouray is more difficult. At least I don't have ABS.

"How hard...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 06-29-2014, 05:40 PM
Replies: 117
Views: 5,919
I normally ride with a smoke shield with a pair...

I normally ride with a smoke shield with a pair of dark safety glasses. The bright Texas sun can bother me.

In my tank bag, I carry a pair of yellow safety glasses. On trips, I carry a clear...
Forum: The Rockies It's all downhill from here... 06-29-2014, 04:48 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 827
Should have included that detail... within the...

Should have included that detail... within the next six weeks...

NFE
Forum: The Rockies It's all downhill from here... 06-29-2014, 03:37 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 827
Flatlander to Engineer Pass...

I'm planning a trip to CO that will include a route from Lake City to Montrose.

Last year's trip caught the monsoon so I did get off of paved roads.

If the weather is decent this time, I plan...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 06-28-2014, 08:00 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,124
I also have .90 Sonics up front and sprang for an...

I also have .90 Sonics up front and sprang for an Elka shock in back....

About time for tires.... have had Anakees for the past 10k miles...

As I get older, I'm spending less time off road, but...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 06-27-2014, 07:32 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,124
Consider dropping a tooth from the drive...

Consider dropping a tooth from the drive sprocket...

NFE
Forum: Ride reports 06-25-2014, 04:58 AM
Replies: 169
Views: 17,525
In... NFE

In...

NFE
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 06-24-2014, 07:49 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 3,119
PLF: ...

PLF: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Parachute_landing_fall

NFE
Forum: The Garage 06-21-2014, 08:28 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 558
Tankers motto: "Use a bigger hammer..." ...

Tankers motto: "Use a bigger hammer..."

NFE
Forum: The Garage 06-21-2014, 07:53 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 558
I think this may be the problem... a friend of...

I think this may be the problem... a friend of mine "cooked" his computer mother board and solved his problem...

Since I made C's in both semesters of my required electrical engineering course,...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 06-21-2014, 06:02 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 2,977
This is as difficult a first post as this forum...

This is as difficult a first post as this forum has seen in some time....

Please accept my condolences. Perspective on this great a personal tragedy will take some time.

NFE
Forum: The Garage 06-21-2014, 05:56 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 558
I should have mentioned that all of the external...

I should have mentioned that all of the external connections seem to be secure. I'm thinking the problem is inside the box... as you suggested, probably a bad connection.

It makes for a great...
Forum: The Garage 06-21-2014, 02:34 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 558
Power Commander can't maintain power...

I've got a 2009 Bonneville SE with a Power Commander, pipes, and K&N air filters. Its run great until recently when the PC developed a problem. With the ignition ON, the PC does not power up.

I...
Forum: Americas 06-19-2014, 06:12 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 297
Here's a route through the Shenandoah and the...

Here's a route through the Shenandoah and the Natchez Trace...

1,645 miles in three days on a new-to-you bike could be challenging... but fun.

NFE
Forum: Americas 06-15-2014, 07:19 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 424
Here is an idea for Central NM... the ride from...

Here is an idea for Central NM... the ride from Mountainair to Carrizozo is good then on to Ruidoso and the Lincoln National Forest.

On eastward through the gypsum flats to the plains...

NFE
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 06-14-2014, 06:58 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,160
Build neck muscle strength with supervision of a...

Build neck muscle strength with supervision of a knowledgable trainer...

NFE
Forum: Americas 06-14-2014, 06:55 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 424
Here's an idea: http://goo.gl/maps/dqcGv ...

Here's an idea: http://goo.gl/maps/dqcGv

Highlights:

Taos: bastion of the '60s, peace and love... Dennis Hopper's old crib...

Los Alamos: opposite of Taos... birthplace of the first...
Forum: Equipment 06-11-2014, 06:52 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,327
Step One: Loosen boot... NFE

Step One: Loosen boot...

NFE
Forum: Americas 06-10-2014, 05:50 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 393
I had ridden this route last year: ...

I had ridden this route last year: http://goo.gl/maps/mb4YC

... I have a friend who teaches in Alamosa and also thought the area west of Gunnison looked interesting.

You can expect large...
Forum: Americas 06-06-2014, 11:31 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 393
I've been wanting to do this trip for some...

I've been wanting to do this trip for some time.... http://goo.gl/maps/uOCj6

Day One: Follow the Caprock through the Panhandle.

Day Two: Taos, NM.

Day Three: One of many good rides through...
Forum: Road warriors 06-04-2014, 08:48 PM
Replies: 107
Views: 9,072
Don't be dissin' Austin... NFE

Don't be dissin' Austin...

NFE
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 06-04-2014, 06:06 PM
Replies: 1,491
Views: 313,028
Probably not the best idea to drag him out by...

Probably not the best idea to drag him out by pulling his arms over his head...

Better to leave his arms down and pull by the jacket collar and arm pits, trying to keep the trunk stable and...
Forum: Road warriors 06-04-2014, 04:16 PM
Replies: 107
Views: 9,072
Will the mythic WR450R make its debut? NFE

Will the mythic WR450R make its debut?

NFE
Forum: The Garage 06-01-2014, 01:57 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 3,329
"Follow the money..." Was spoken by "Deep Throat"...

"Follow the money..." Was spoken by "Deep Throat" from All the President's Men and Watergate.

I'm at the tubeless stage of life... Reducing the chance of high speed blowout.

NFE
Forum: Ride reports 05-31-2014, 05:01 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 654
We call 'em "cattle guards"... NFE

We call 'em "cattle guards"...

NFE
Forum: Equipment 05-23-2014, 06:18 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 763
I'm 6' and ride a 2006 Wee with Madstadt bracket...

I'm 6' and ride a 2006 Wee with Madstadt bracket and shield with spoiler.

Mine is adjusted so that I look just over the spoiler. The rake is adjusted rearward to allow sufficient air to enter...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 05-09-2014, 04:56 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,053
Great film... thanks for posting. NFE

Great film... thanks for posting.

NFE
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 05-04-2014, 07:20 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 4,091
From the Anchorage Daily News... ...

From the Anchorage Daily News...



http://www.adn.com/2014/05/03/3454436/3-motorcyclists-killed-in-glenn.html?sp=/99/100/&ihp=1

It must have happened near "B"... a hospital is located only a...
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