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Forum: Beasts Yesterday, 09:59 AM
Replies: 1,941
Views: 455,835
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, 08:41 AM
Replies: 17,233
Views: 5,055,123
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, 07:26 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 489
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, 05:15 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 2,563
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, 05:57 AM
Replies: 0
Views: 252
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, 11:21 AM
Replies: 7,091
Views: 1,102,293
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, 03:16 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,114
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, 04:48 AM
Replies: 7,486
Views: 1,113,283
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, 07:35 AM
Replies: 7,486
Views: 1,113,283
Posted By rockydog
Thx Larry, I have the manual

Thx Larry, I have the manual
Forum: Thumpers 08-14-2014, 08:18 AM
Replies: 7,486
Views: 1,113,283
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, 10:42 AM
Replies: 1,388
Views: 712,242
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, 07:19 AM
Replies: 110
Views: 31,778
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, 05:26 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,937
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, 03:37 AM
Replies: 968
Views: 261,605
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, 03:04 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,917
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, 05:53 AM
Replies: 1,941
Views: 455,835
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, 08:26 PM
Replies: 1,941
Views: 455,835
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 08-03-2014, 11:26 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,937
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, 12:33 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 4,134
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, 07:57 AM
Replies: 1,941
Views: 455,835
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, 05:54 AM
Replies: 1,284
Views: 242,874
Posted By rockydog
thanks, minky, for keeping us up to date

thanks, minky, for keeping us up to date
Forum: Thumpers 07-29-2014, 05:38 AM
Replies: 5,696
Views: 1,163,340
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, 10:25 AM
Replies: 2,206
Views: 117,572
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, 03:57 AM
Replies: 110
Views: 16,834
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, 02:47 AM
Replies: 81
Views: 12,656
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, 09:18 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 708
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, 02:58 PM
Replies: 1,941
Views: 455,835
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, 06:26 AM
Replies: 450
Views: 71,415
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, 01:15 PM
Replies: 682
Views: 101,930
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, 12:37 PM
Replies: 17,233
Views: 5,055,123
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
Forum: Equipment 07-09-2014, 10:06 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 665
Posted By rockydog
check out big agnes again for their scaled down...

check out big agnes again for their scaled down women's bags and pads, I use them to cut down size and space
Forum: Equipment 07-09-2014, 04:05 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 3,389
Posted By rockydog
I've had an old Ortleib bag for a long time, then...

I've had an old Ortleib bag for a long time, then got a Helen TwoWheels bag and really like the 2 bands of reflective strap on either side through which you can thread your tie down straps.
Forum: Equipment 07-09-2014, 02:24 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 526
Posted By rockydog
flying motorcycle

don't know if this is the place for this, here's a link with a short video of the new PAL flying motorcycle

...
Forum: Americas 07-05-2014, 06:26 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 552
Posted By rockydog
Aaa

AAA has free maps if you are a member
Forum: Americas 07-05-2014, 06:22 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 749
Posted By rockydog
Napa and north

On the East side of Napa is the Silverado Tail road, lots so small wineries, much nicer than the main route north. It turns into route 29 to Middletown, gorgeous road with passing lanes. South side...
Forum: Americas 07-05-2014, 06:04 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 794
Posted By rockydog
New ferry between Portland, Me and Yarmouth, Nova Scotia

Nova Star is running the route now, $79 for a motorcycle, 10 hour trip
Forum: Americas 07-05-2014, 05:59 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 885
Posted By rockydog
New ferry between Portland, Me and Yarmouth, Nove Scotia

Nova Star has the new route running now, $79 for a motorcycle, 10 hours
Forum: Equipment 07-03-2014, 02:50 AM
Replies: 352
Views: 67,826
Posted By rockydog
is the iPad it the case in your pic? looks good,...

is the iPad it the case in your pic? looks good, who makes the case? i use my old iPad in the tank bag with the app mapswithme running. you can download whatever state or country you need, no...
Forum: Ride reports 06-27-2014, 12:34 PM
Replies: 125
Views: 26,053
Posted By rockydog
I had subscribed to receive emails from ya'll,...

I had subscribed to receive emails from ya'll, and just taking a break from putting fresh valve cover gaskets on my 89 Transalp when your latest popped up. Have been enjoying the joy and work you've...
Forum: Equipment 06-27-2014, 10:08 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 844
Posted By rockydog
i think if my helmet was so fragile that some...

i think if my helmet was so fragile that some very minor foam removal compromised it that much, I'd buy a helmet for my helmet.
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