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Forum: Beasts 12-23-2014, 02:40 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,746
Posted By aftCG
Damn all of you for this thread. I need a new...

Damn all of you for this thread. I need a new bike like I need my sphincter located on my chin. But there are in fact some pretty smoking deals out there.

All of the ones in my area are non-ES...
Forum: Canada 12-21-2014, 10:55 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 721
Posted By aftCG
Unless you consider Mexico to be part of North...

Unless you consider Mexico to be part of North America
Forum: Beasts 12-20-2014, 07:34 PM
Replies: 192
Views: 39,433
Posted By aftCG
You owe me a keyboard

You owe me a keyboard
Forum: Face plant 11-18-2014, 11:18 AM
Replies: 44
Views: 6,936
Posted By aftCG
Pretty sure you've been baited. OP, thanks...

Pretty sure you've been baited.

OP, thanks for the write up. Superman flight is highly over rated.
Forum: Beasts 11-05-2014, 04:01 PM
Replies: 253
Views: 46,234
Posted By aftCG
Uh, that would be a cam chain tensioner. My...

Uh, that would be a cam chain tensioner. My Tiger 1050 and my friend's FZ-09 both have one in the same exact spot
Forum: Ride reports 10-29-2014, 12:01 PM
Replies: 556
Views: 135,682
Posted By aftCG
Word.

Word.
Forum: Vendors 10-28-2014, 08:33 AM
Replies: 299
Views: 67,924
Posted By aftCG
BP, Much obliged. PM inbound.

BP,
Much obliged. PM inbound.
Forum: Vendors 10-27-2014, 01:53 PM
Replies: 299
Views: 67,924
Posted By aftCG
Thanks for that post. I'm going to watch the...

Thanks for that post. I'm going to watch the video tonight.

So, what should a guy do if he has "waterproof" Gaerne boots in excellent condition and they leak? If I could get them repaired and...
Forum: Vendors 10-25-2014, 08:07 PM
Replies: 299
Views: 67,924
Posted By aftCG
Sno Seal is beeswax

Sno Seal is beeswax
Forum: Vendors 10-24-2014, 01:57 PM
Replies: 299
Views: 67,924
Posted By aftCG
Northwest, How did your boots hold up in...

Northwest,
How did your boots hold up in yesterdays rain after re application of sno seal? Mine held up dry. It's definitely that sewn seam around the toe area because that's the only place I...
Forum: Vendors 10-23-2014, 04:22 PM
Replies: 299
Views: 67,924
Posted By aftCG
Not good. Anyway to get these things repaired? ...

Not good. Anyway to get these things repaired? I'd like to be able to trust them. I like everything about them except for the wet toes.
Forum: Vendors 10-23-2014, 12:05 PM
Replies: 299
Views: 67,924
Posted By aftCG
Yep. You and I commute in the same conditions. ...

Yep. You and I commute in the same conditions. Mine are leaking mostly left foot in the toe box but eventually in both feet.

Last night I sno sealed the **** out of them in the stitching area...
Forum: Equipment 10-23-2014, 12:00 PM
Replies: 53
Views: 3,406
Posted By aftCG
Might want to look up OTB (over the beach) boots....

Might want to look up OTB (over the beach) boots. SEALs wear them for the way they vent water out.
Forum: Equipment 10-20-2014, 02:35 PM
Replies: 53
Views: 3,406
Posted By aftCG
I commute 80 miles/day in a rainy area, so I'm...

I commute 80 miles/day in a rainy area, so I'm the "waterproof" test dummy.

Owned some Tourmaster gear and it was absolute garbage in the rain after 15 minutes. Yes, if you take waterproof fabric...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 10-16-2014, 04:51 PM
Replies: 118
Views: 8,670
Posted By aftCG
Rub it in why don't you

Rub it in why don't you
Forum: Day Trippin' 10-15-2014, 02:03 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,208
Posted By aftCG
It was a huge relief to pull in to Spray and find...

It was a huge relief to pull in to Spray and find an open convenience store/gas station. Fueling up we just ran back up 19 to Fossil and on towards Condon.

I had my son take the lead north of...
Forum: Day Trippin' 10-14-2014, 06:34 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,208
Posted By aftCG
Get lost

I wish I could explain my logic for what happened next. I had been casually ripping 207 a new one and I was positive that about 12-15 miles up the highway there would be a left turn on to a paved...
Forum: Day Trippin' 10-14-2014, 03:51 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,208
Posted By aftCG
"How do you feel about gravel?"

During breakfast I was trying to decipher the lines on the map. I wanted to keep the roads as fresh as possible, but also to avoid the thicker, straighter roads. That crossed off 395 to Pendleton...
Forum: Day Trippin' 10-14-2014, 03:25 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,208
Posted By aftCG
395 North leads you over at least one pass that I...

395 North leads you over at least one pass that I can recall. Something like 5200' elevation. I know it was cold enough I casually reached down and plugged in my vest. Heated gear rocks.

There...
Forum: Day Trippin' 10-14-2014, 01:15 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,208
Posted By aftCG
When we woke up on Sunday morning we were a long...

When we woke up on Sunday morning we were a long ways from home. Even without a tight schedule to get back, at some point we were going to be pulling in to our own driveways.

The weather was nice...
Forum: Day Trippin' 10-13-2014, 07:01 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,208
Posted By aftCG
Pressing on.

We still had plenty of daylight left. The weather prediction we began the trip with (good times) was perhaps a bit optimistic. It was cloudy, a bit windy at times and we got sprinkled on...
Forum: Day Trippin' 10-13-2014, 06:30 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,208
Posted By aftCG
Kickstands up from Condon we took 19 south...

Kickstands up from Condon we took 19 south through Fossil. For some reason my mind blanks out regarding gasoline in Condon, so I made it a priority to look some up in Fossil.
...
Forum: Beasts 10-10-2014, 11:50 AM
Replies: 402
Views: 52,280
Posted By aftCG
I scanned across the page and had to do a double...

I scanned across the page and had to do a double take when I saw 137 bhp.

Damn near took the rest of the day off.

:deal
Forum: Beasts 10-10-2014, 10:43 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,094
Posted By aftCG
No. I met a guy on a road trip last year who...

No.

I met a guy on a road trip last year who was riding a V strom 1000. He saw my bike and said that it was his first choice, but bought the Suzuki because of the dealer network.

It had never...
Forum: Day Trippin' 10-10-2014, 10:34 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 3,549
Posted By aftCG
I see by your windscreen that you got some of the...

I see by your windscreen that you got some of the bugs that missed my face shield last week.
Forum: Pacific Northwet - Where it's green. And wet. 10-09-2014, 06:31 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 1,689
Posted By aftCG
Daniel's Broiler on South Lake Union. Hit happy...

Daniel's Broiler on South Lake Union. Hit happy hour and then buckle up for a steak.

You can ride the South Lake Union Transit (aka, the SLUT)
Forum: Day Trippin' 10-09-2014, 01:13 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,208
Posted By aftCG
Stonehenge sits just above the Columbia River...

Stonehenge sits just above the Columbia River which marks the border between Washington and Oregon. Dropping down the hill I tried making a call to my girlfriend since I-84 would offer me perhaps...
Forum: Day Trippin' 10-08-2014, 01:58 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,208
Posted By aftCG
I don't know how many readers here will have been...

I don't know how many readers here will have been dragged into adulthood having owned a worn out copy of "How to Keep Your Volkswagen Alive, a Manual for the Complete Idiot".

John Muir was a...
Forum: Day Trippin' 10-08-2014, 01:40 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,208
Posted By aftCG
So about that clutch.

The next morning we got up at a decent time and availed ourselves of some free continental breakfast. Upon reflection I'd rather have paid to not eat those eggs. Actually, calling them eggs is...
Forum: Day Trippin' 10-08-2014, 01:12 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,208
Posted By aftCG
We assaulted the 410 summit without further...

We assaulted the 410 summit without further trouble. The only problem looming on the horizon was that we left Enumclaw at about 12:30 without stopping for lunch.

Making it to Oregon before dark...
Forum: Equipment 10-07-2014, 11:51 AM
Replies: 593
Views: 100,036
Posted By aftCG
Eric, I ride in dumping rain often. Pretty...

Eric,
I ride in dumping rain often. Pretty much from now until July every year. I use a tall fleece neck gaitor over the outside of my collar and it works perfectly. For a while I used one I made...
Forum: Day Trippin' 10-06-2014, 06:34 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,208
Posted By aftCG
Be careful what you wish for

It's supposed to be an adventure, right?

The morning of our departure was supposed to be clear, as was the weather for our trip. It poured all night long. In the morning, #1 showed up on my...
Forum: Day Trippin' 10-06-2014, 06:04 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,208
Posted By aftCG
I smile when I look at the map right now because...

I smile when I look at the map right now because I clearly recall how much ibuprofen (aka 'un-old man tablets') it took me as it was. Fortunately for my ego, my geriatric state wasn't the reason the...
Forum: Day Trippin' 10-06-2014, 05:02 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,208
Posted By aftCG
Second trip, Tiger 1050

This is going to be my second trip report. Last year I wrote about a solo trip into eastern Oregon on my new (to me) Triumph Tiger 1050. For anyone interested, here is my write up from last...
Forum: Beasts 10-02-2014, 01:57 PM
Replies: 5,837
Views: 1,492,285
Posted By aftCG
I think you're seeing the windscreen on my son's...

I think you're seeing the windscreen on my son's bike, parked behind me.

Unless of course you're referring to the 65L duffel I used as a trunk. That was a last minute choice to ease packing items...
Forum: Beasts 09-29-2014, 09:55 PM
Replies: 5,837
Views: 1,492,285
Posted By aftCG
It's actually a GSX1100G, a shaft drive GS with...

It's actually a GSX1100G, a shaft drive GS with more cruiser ergonomics (relaxed front end geometry, 1" handlebars and an 18" front wheel.

It's my oldest son's bike which he's had for about a...
Forum: Beasts 09-29-2014, 02:27 PM
Replies: 5,837
Views: 1,492,285
Posted By aftCG
http://i1045.photobucket.com/albums/b458/flaps10/E...

http://i1045.photobucket.com/albums/b458/flaps10/Eastern%20OR%202014/IMG_20140928_103456_hdr_edit_zps524de76a.jpg
...
Forum: Vendors 09-25-2014, 09:13 PM
Replies: 299
Views: 67,924
Posted By aftCG
My thought is that they are leaking around the...

My thought is that they are leaking around the stitching. It made me wonder about the configuration of the "waterproof membrane", since it is possible to replace the soles.

From what I understand...
Forum: Vendors 09-24-2014, 07:20 PM
Replies: 299
Views: 67,924
Posted By aftCG
I thought I had posted last night about my Oiled...

I thought I had posted last night about my Oiled Balance leaking too but apparently I only previewed my post and then got occupied.

I've had my boots for a few months, obtained from a fellow...
Forum: Americas 09-21-2014, 09:35 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 392
Posted By aftCG
Try lost lake near quincy

Try lost lake near quincy
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