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Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 04-26-2015, 07:56 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 1,760
Posted By Badjuju
Not familiar with the style of mirrors on the...

Not familiar with the style of mirrors on the Versys, but if they're similar to the big, flat rectangular ones on the Stroms, there is ample evidence that they re-direct a stream of air spilled from...
Forum: Ride reports 04-11-2015, 05:12 AM
Replies: 1,444
Views: 452,606
Posted By Badjuju
Dennis: This may fall under the category of The...

Dennis: This may fall under the category of The Question You REALLY Don't Want to Know the Answer to

:lol3
Forum: Day Trippin' 04-10-2015, 07:40 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 403
Posted By Badjuju
Gotta be some motorcycle rental places around LV...

Gotta be some motorcycle rental places around LV that have an adventure bike in their stable. Sounds like you're going to lot of trouble and making a lot of work for yourself just to burn a freebie...
Forum: Ride reports 04-10-2015, 08:47 AM
Replies: 1,444
Views: 452,606
Posted By Badjuju
Dennis: I've been riding since the mid-60s--a...

Dennis: I've been riding since the mid-60s--a long time--but never taken off on an extended road trip. It's not the fear of the unknown or the fear of the road and it's hazards so much as fear of...
Forum: Equipment 04-06-2015, 06:03 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 427
Posted By Badjuju
I'm not an IBA member, but anytime I do big...

I'm not an IBA member, but anytime I do big mileage, especially back-to-back-to-back days, I wear bike shorts--yeah, the kind with the chamois--under whatever I wear as top gear. The fewer layers...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 03-02-2015, 08:29 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 2,591
Posted By Badjuju
I rode a '95 Kawasaki GPZ1100E for many 10s of...

I rode a '95 Kawasaki GPZ1100E for many 10s of thousands of miles. It was a beast at slow speeds--under 20-25 MPH--but was easy to ride fast and very stable at speeds, including highly illegal...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 02-28-2015, 08:23 AM
Replies: 67
Views: 4,393
Posted By Badjuju
No. Trust me. You REALLY don't….

No. Trust me. You REALLY don't….
Forum: Ride reports 02-28-2015, 08:03 AM
Replies: 227
Views: 43,395
Posted By Badjuju
JP: Not to hijack this RR, but can you weld with...

JP: Not to hijack this RR, but can you weld with that headlight?
Forum: Ride reports 02-26-2015, 09:26 PM
Replies: 227
Views: 43,395
Posted By Badjuju
Dude, your sense of framing when it comes to pics...

Dude, your sense of framing when it comes to pics is awesome. I'm an old guy who used to take his family photos with a Brownie Instamatic and have absolutely no idea what HDR is, but I haven't seen...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 02-25-2015, 07:01 AM
Replies: 283
Views: 15,845
Posted By Badjuju
The best strategy for avoiding a collision with a...

The best strategy for avoiding a collision with a dog, whether on a bicycle or motorcycle, is to slow down as they make their approach trajectory and then gas it at the last minute. They inevitably...
Forum: The Garage 02-23-2015, 08:30 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 3,065
Posted By Badjuju
Not sure if you're trailer is a newer model, but...

Not sure if you're trailer is a newer model, but a lot of the manufacturers have been using cheap Chinese tires on their models to help keep cost down. I had a newer tandem box trailer with less...
Forum: Central – From Da Nort Woods to the Plane States 02-23-2015, 08:11 PM
Replies: 4,211
Views: 244,254
Posted By Badjuju
Here's an option I came across a while ago. I...

Here's an option I came across a while ago. I haven't pulled the trigger on this yet, but there's a member on LocalRiders who uses it as a dash cam when he's driving his rig. Biggest downside I can...
Forum: Ride reports 02-23-2015, 07:37 AM
Replies: 1,444
Views: 452,606
Posted By Badjuju
Ack!!! Thanks for nothing, Dennis. I was...

Ack!!! Thanks for nothing, Dennis. I was anticipating clicking your link to find a route map with waypoints of all the twisty Euro passes and quaint little mountain villages….

….and to my...
Forum: Equipment 02-09-2015, 07:25 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,137
Posted By Badjuju
I installed the relays on my WeeStrom, and didn't...

I installed the relays on my WeeStrom, and didn't see a difference. Might make a difference if your OEM wiring in the switch was close to failing.
Forum: Equipment 02-04-2015, 06:51 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 627
Posted By Badjuju
Wow!!! You have just asked a question akin to...

Wow!!! You have just asked a question akin to asking "What's the best oil to use?" :lol3

It's sort'a like asking what's the best choice in women: blonde, brunette or redhead? Kind'a depends on...
Forum: The Garage 02-03-2015, 02:20 PM
Replies: 76
Views: 11,134
Posted By Badjuju
One other odd thing I ran across in a...

One other odd thing I ran across in a past-history garage that I owned: I installed a wood-burning stove--the sealed box kind that are fan-forced--in my 24x36' garage. Block wall construction,...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 02-03-2015, 01:24 PM
Replies: 183
Views: 15,515
Posted By Badjuju
One of my big peeves!!! I own property in a...

One of my big peeves!!! I own property in a semi-rural/suburban area of the midwest with about 2000' of frontage. I try to keep it looking halfway presentable by cutting the grass along the...
Forum: Equipment 01-31-2015, 06:49 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 2,257
Posted By Badjuju
It works just fine if she's on top…. :evil

It works just fine if she's on top…. :evil
Forum: The Garage 01-30-2015, 01:53 PM
Replies: 76
Views: 11,134
Posted By Badjuju
To sort of go along with the previous...

To sort of go along with the previous 'watch-outs' about CO in small spaces, one of the other big headaches--yes, pun intended--with using an unvented flame heating source like IR/propane or kerosene...
Forum: Face plant 01-30-2015, 07:39 AM
Replies: 845
Views: 234,975
Posted By Badjuju
That appears to be a frame/steering stem/triple...

That appears to be a frame/steering stem/triple clamp failure, NOT a fork failure. Not desirable, but completely unrelated….
Forum: Equipment 01-29-2015, 10:49 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 2,257
Posted By Badjuju
As others have stated, there's no one item of...

As others have stated, there's no one item of protective gear that will guarantee things won't go wrong. I was doing some aggressive trail riding (translated literally, "riding faster than my skill...
Forum: Face plant 01-22-2015, 06:37 AM
Replies: 41
Views: 7,387
Posted By Badjuju
That story is a complete fabrication and a...

That story is a complete fabrication and a bald-faced lie!!! There has NEVER...EVER…been an instance of catastrophic mechanical failure on a Vstrom. True fact. :lol3

Heal up well and rest...
Forum: Equipment 01-19-2015, 06:55 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,024
Posted By Badjuju
Thanks for all the advice! So another newb...

Thanks for all the advice!

So another newb question: Does the AS RC suit have a Gore-Tex liner? Or is the outer shell made of some breathable barrier membrane that needs refreshing every so...
Forum: Equipment 01-16-2015, 03:40 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,024
Posted By Badjuju
Waterproofing? When? How? What?

So, I'm buying some used gear--AS Roadcrafter suit--that supposedly doesn't have many miles on it but is getting along in age years-wise. I also have a well-loved and frequently worn FG Kilimanjaro...
Forum: Pics, pics, pics... 01-16-2015, 03:26 PM
Replies: 1,430
Views: 516,316
Posted By Badjuju
Did a quick search using the ADVR "sucky search...

Did a quick search using the ADVR "sucky search engine" and didn't find anything and I'm not about to read thru hundreds of posts, so I hope this ain't a dup….

Hillbilly Hotdogs, just across the...
Forum: Ride reports 01-10-2015, 02:10 PM
Replies: 1,444
Views: 452,606
Posted By Badjuju
AH: I propose that you find a screenwriter...

AH: I propose that you find a screenwriter without a prologue narrative and sell him this for big money….

That's the best description of the human condition I've ever read!!! Kudos.
Forum: Ride reports 01-09-2015, 06:10 AM
Replies: 1,444
Views: 452,606
Posted By Badjuju
Hey, no taking liberties with my username!!! At...

Hey, no taking liberties with my username!!! At least without copyright permission…. :lol3

Hope you get rid rid of whatever is 'bugging' you so you feel strong enough to continue your amazing...
Forum: Equipment 01-08-2015, 06:46 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 701
Posted By Badjuju
I'll second the Pirelli Angel GTs strongly. Used...

I'll second the Pirelli Angel GTs strongly. Used 'em on my FZ1 and ran the mountain curves of TN/NC/GA and they were great. I've also got several friends who like the Mich PR3s and 4s. I think the...
Forum: Equipment 01-06-2015, 01:04 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 491
Posted By Badjuju
Before you go too far with...

Before you go too far with dissasembly/replacement, I'd run to Harbor Freight and pick up an inexpensive multimeter and check to see if the controller is sending any juice to the grip(s). If it's...
Forum: Equipment 01-06-2015, 09:33 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,614
Posted By Badjuju
I've got an '09 F150 Xtra-Cab with the 4.6L V8...

I've got an '09 F150 Xtra-Cab with the 4.6L V8 and have been real happy with it's towing capabilities. I believe that you won't achieve much better economy when towing with a V6 vs a small V8. You...
Forum: Equipment 01-03-2015, 06:42 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,614
Posted By Badjuju
Definitely NOT hauling this with the Kia!!! :eek1

Definitely NOT hauling this with the Kia!!! :eek1
Forum: Equipment 01-03-2015, 11:19 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,614
Posted By Badjuju
I can confirm that 3 big bikes will fit in a...

I can confirm that 3 big bikes will fit in a 6.5x12 V-nose. Took one to ride bikes out west a couple of years ago--Strom, BMW and DRZ--and it worked well. Trailer served as a bike hauler, gear...
Forum: Ride reports 01-03-2015, 09:30 AM
Replies: 65
Views: 12,733
Posted By Badjuju
Had to laugh at this comment. I do a lot of...

Had to laugh at this comment. I do a lot of motorcycle events with a friend of over 40 years. He was in the infantry in Viet Nam in the 60s, and I can't count the number of times--when I suggested...
Forum: Ride reports 01-02-2015, 08:44 AM
Replies: 82
Views: 11,916
Posted By Badjuju
Damn!!! That's one hell of an ending to an epic...

Damn!!! That's one hell of an ending to an epic ride. Glad you're alright and in one piece. Bikes are depreciable assets and disposable compared to bodies….
Forum: Equipment 01-02-2015, 07:33 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 543
Posted By Badjuju
PM sent.

PM sent.
Forum: Equipment 12-30-2014, 02:14 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 601
Posted By Badjuju
I agree that Klim pricing is crazy! I could...

I agree that Klim pricing is crazy! I could never justify buying something like that new and paying that much money for clothing I plan on rolling around in the muck with…. :eek1
Forum: Equipment 12-30-2014, 02:04 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 601
Posted By Badjuju
Have you seen these? ...

Have you seen these?

http://advrider.com/forums/showpost.php?p=25526286&postcount=835

I know you gents don't cotton to being labelled as part of Europe, but try searching this thread for...
Forum: Equipment 12-30-2014, 12:00 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 601
Posted By Badjuju
Check out the Traverse pants in Klim Off-Road. ...

Check out the Traverse pants in Klim Off-Road. Believe I said Latitude previously….
Forum: Equipment 12-30-2014, 11:45 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 601
Posted By Badjuju
You were right the first time…. :lol3 See my...

You were right the first time…. :lol3

See my reply to your thread in Gear
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 12-20-2014, 08:19 AM
Replies: 165
Views: 9,883
Posted By Badjuju
There are group rides that are a disaster looking...

There are group rides that are a disaster looking for a place to happen….

….and there are group rides that are safe, enjoyable, and include camaraderie amongst like-minded riders.

I'll take the...
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