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Forum: Americas Today, 04:11 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 182
Posted By alekkas
Make sure your ADD doesn't kick in on BRP. The...

Make sure your ADD doesn't kick in on BRP. The road begs to be ridden FAR above the speed limit. I loosened up for only a moment and got ticketed - federal ticket.
Forum: Americas Yesterday, 06:34 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 259
Posted By alekkas
No shit! Especially since I got started riding...

No shit! Especially since I got started riding on CR's as a 14 year old in the mid 80's.

Thanks for all the input so far. i am hearing places I would not have considered or known of before. ...
Forum: Ride reports Yesterday, 06:31 PM
Replies: 145
Views: 17,685
Posted By alekkas
As always, thanks for the time to put this...

As always, thanks for the time to put this together. Greatly enjoyed.
Forum: Americas Yesterday, 05:53 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 341
Posted By alekkas
Last summer I rode through the Shenandoah Valley...

Last summer I rode through the Shenandoah Valley for the first time. I'd love to get another chance and more time at that.

Skyline Drive and BRP are great but the speed limit is slow if you can...
Forum: Americas Yesterday, 05:50 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 622
Posted By alekkas
At Yellowstone, you really ARE so close to...

At Yellowstone, you really ARE so close to Beartooth.....

If you come back through ID, Rt 12 has the squiggly road next 99 miles sign - and they mean it! Crossing into WA at Lewiston sets up...
Forum: Americas Yesterday, 05:44 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 227
Posted By alekkas
For larger roads that move well, I like 36...

For larger roads that move well, I like 36 through KS. St Francis Kansas and the best free camping! It is not a scenic route but certainly gets you through the heartland. Plenty of small towns and...
Forum: Americas Yesterday, 05:24 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 182
Posted By alekkas
I always want to ride Cherohala on my way into...

I always want to ride Cherohala on my way into the dragon or out of it. It is my favorite stretch of road out there.
Forum: Americas Yesterday, 05:20 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 259
Posted By alekkas
Death Valley on a Street Bike?

Taking my 919 nekkid there from Chicago area.

Plan on coming from Utah canyons and end the day at Furnace Creek Camp Ground. Then spend an entire day there and sleep again at Furnace creek or...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 03-30-2015, 04:40 PM
Replies: 36,704
Views: 9,604,936
Posted By alekkas
Actually, I believe she is running her fingers...

Actually, I believe she is running her fingers through the fur on your dong.
Forum: Road warriors 03-30-2015, 04:17 PM
Replies: 54
Views: 2,680
Posted By alekkas
Yup. So, so for JNRobert and this particular...

Yup. So, so for JNRobert and this particular quest, fine Japanese bikes seem out. I think it has been distilled to something like this:

"Safest" bet is the BMW
"Sexiest" bet is the Duc...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 03-28-2015, 07:34 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 3,279
Posted By alekkas
Agreed. My father in law too. Especially around...

Agreed. My father in law too. Especially around 2AM making yet another pitcher of martinis. Eventually, by around 3 or 4:00, I believe him...

I think it is cool your father in law cares about...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 03-28-2015, 07:27 PM
Replies: 36,704
Views: 9,604,936
Posted By alekkas
My 919 too - and it works. Don't ask.... :muutt

My 919 too - and it works. Don't ask.... :muutt
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 03-27-2015, 03:58 PM
Replies: 36,704
Views: 9,604,936
Posted By alekkas
Yea! Back to pics and ripping on people! Spring...

Yea! Back to pics and ripping on people! Spring is surely coming.
Btw- something tells me if he was a little less zealous, she'd likely be a little more relaxed.
Forum: Road warriors 03-27-2015, 03:37 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 551
Posted By alekkas
The leftover z1000 is a far better bike. To me,...

The leftover z1000 is a far better bike. To me, both new, same price, is a no brainier unless there is something about it that offends you.
Forum: Road warriors 03-24-2015, 05:49 PM
Replies: 546
Views: 64,482
Posted By alekkas
oh my. That is badass! :eek1

oh my. That is badass! :eek1
Forum: Road warriors 03-24-2015, 01:21 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,508
Posted By alekkas
SO there were some small changes in the 90's. ...

SO there were some small changes in the 90's. The one you are looking at usually needs a fork brace if spirited riding. Also that year had some cam lobe pitting. Many just ignore it and still ride...
Forum: The Garage 03-22-2015, 12:15 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,479
Posted By alekkas
Yeah, that's your winner.

Yeah, that's your winner.
Forum: The Garage 03-21-2015, 11:03 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 406
Posted By alekkas
Maybe Different type of Tire Question

SO this is probably more of a tire philosophy question.

Short version: Shouldn't I be getting a softer, better grip tire in front as I continue to work on my sport riding and more importantly,...
Forum: Road warriors 03-21-2015, 11:54 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,508
Posted By alekkas
SO this thread is kinda all over the place. ...

SO this thread is kinda all over the place.

The Connie and ST1100 are fine two up machines. So is the 650 for what it is. So is the Bandit 1200. So what KIND of two up are you looking for?
...
Forum: Road warriors 03-21-2015, 09:39 AM
Replies: 4,464
Views: 534,872
Posted By alekkas
So it's not on the floor. They said it is posted...

So it's not on the floor. They said it is posted for pre order because they are close to delivering. Sorry guys don't mean to add to the fugazi element of the thread.
Forum: Road warriors 03-20-2015, 09:37 PM
Replies: 4,464
Views: 534,872
Posted By alekkas
I'm going to racer cafe for spark plugs this...

I'm going to racer cafe for spark plugs this weekend. Will report back - though I agree - doesn't look like there is a live example on the floor.
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 03-20-2015, 09:16 PM
Replies: 91
Views: 5,546
Posted By alekkas
Best place: Smack dab in the middle of it. Then...

Best place: Smack dab in the middle of it. Then no matter which way you go, you're getting the hell outta Texas.
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 03-20-2015, 09:13 PM
Replies: 91
Views: 5,546
Posted By alekkas
Really Uke? You're gonna bust me out on that? ...

Really Uke? You're gonna bust me out on that? Pullleeeze. That was funny shit right thar. Don't matter who you are. :freaky
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 03-20-2015, 12:01 PM
Replies: 91
Views: 5,546
Posted By alekkas
Which one? Wyoming in the Summer,...

Which one?


Wyoming in the Summer, Southern Utah in the winter would do me just fine. Out East, Asheville is about as cool a 4 season city as I know for living / riding. HOWEVER, with my family...
Forum: Road warriors 03-19-2015, 07:43 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,617
Posted By alekkas
Baba, My buddy in the Montana has a red first...

Baba, My buddy in the Montana has a red first year as his bike for when friends come over. A few hundred miles on it each time I visited (twice). He is very fast. I had an absolute blast on that...
Forum: Road warriors 03-18-2015, 04:07 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,617
Posted By alekkas
Thanks for posting. I am sure there are many...

Thanks for posting. I am sure there are many people with your bike experience and riding style that will benefit greatly.
Forum: Road warriors 03-18-2015, 03:52 PM
Replies: 985
Views: 202,606
Posted By alekkas
Nothing about that made me think "sexist," just...

Nothing about that made me think "sexist," just that I'm glad we're not family :D
Forum: Road warriors 03-17-2015, 04:14 PM
Replies: 506
Views: 79,404
Posted By alekkas
Like I said in the other thread - I really...

Like I said in the other thread - I really underestimated how cool the white looks until these pics. Can't wait to see one in person.
Forum: Road warriors 03-17-2015, 04:10 PM
Replies: 331
Views: 101,931
Posted By alekkas
Well, I have to say, though I seldom like yellow...

Well, I have to say, though I seldom like yellow bikes, that Gen 2 yellow scheme really looks good to me - especially offset by the flat and glossy black. Even better in person.

Of course, that...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 03-14-2015, 08:01 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 2,730
Posted By alekkas
How did the chopper lose him? They were SO on...

How did the chopper lose him? They were SO on him.
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 03-14-2015, 06:22 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 2,730
Posted By alekkas
SO it was wrong and all that. It seems to me,...

SO it was wrong and all that. It seems to me, though, were it not for the chopper ... er helicopter, he would have gotten away.

Though I guess they would have run his plate and just waited in his...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 03-11-2015, 05:53 PM
Replies: 115
Views: 11,240
Posted By alekkas
You're only as old as the woman you feel believes...

You're only as old as the woman you feel believes she is :wink:

Ahhh yes! My friend :clap
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 03-11-2015, 05:48 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,040
Posted By alekkas
BTW - everything I say about squid wannabe's...

BTW - everything I say about squid wannabe's applies to me at 49 years old and a bit on the heavy side.

Waiting for my new exhaust to come in (Friday) I noticed two "squids" on the way home from...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 03-11-2015, 05:33 PM
Replies: 199
Views: 9,836
Posted By alekkas
Randomly, chiming in - full is obviously more...

Randomly, chiming in - full is obviously more protective. I personally can't handle that for off/on and slow through some 30mph town. Just a freak, what are ya to do. Modular is the only way to go...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 03-11-2015, 05:27 PM
Replies: 36,704
Views: 9,604,936
Posted By alekkas
Hey, at least for this pic, they aren't riding...

Hey, at least for this pic, they aren't riding pillion, so good for them! If just posing, agree....
Forum: Road warriors 03-11-2015, 05:17 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,451
Posted By alekkas
Jon, to kinda disagree about the Kaw 900, around...

Jon, to kinda disagree about the Kaw 900, around here, probably since the 900's are still in production, on the Kaw side of things, 1600's can often be found for same and often cheaper. I'm talking...
Forum: Road warriors 03-11-2015, 04:11 PM
Replies: 347
Views: 44,873
Posted By alekkas
Harley Advantage The shirts Harley...

Harley Advantage
The shirts
Harley Disadvantage
The shirts

My wife doesn't generally like branded shirts - doesn't believe me when I GUARANTEE her, if we rode one, we'd have the shirts.
Forum: The Garage 03-08-2015, 02:40 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 700
Posted By alekkas
Found an exhaust pipe wrap that actually serves...

Found an exhaust pipe wrap that actually serves excellently as a gasket. The original connection had none. All clamped down, running, no leaks. Woohoo. Will let the group know if the wrap...
Forum: The Garage 03-07-2015, 10:02 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 700
Posted By alekkas
That's what I've heard. So any other...

That's what I've heard.

So any other ideas? Some short of exhaust tape out there to wrap around the Y pipe before slipping the slip on on? Basically, anything to cover the slits.... If temp...
Forum: The Garage 03-07-2015, 09:55 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 700
Posted By alekkas
JB Weld On Exhaust Pipe?

Hi guys, On a 919. I cut the slip ons off (don't ask). Bottom line is I over cut a little on each side of the Y pipe where it connects with the muffler - NOT at the head. Thinking a little JB...
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