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Forum: Pacific Northwet - Where it's green. And wet. 06-10-2015, 06:00 PM
Replies: 401
Views: 25,005
Posted By riddare
hp loss at high elevation

I think the rule of thumb for figuring hp loss is 3% loss per 1000ft. of elevation increase. :y0!
Forum: Road Warriors 04-15-2015, 06:04 PM
Replies: 154
Views: 14,395
Posted By riddare
just a note on the motus

There is one just inside the door at the Barber Motor Sports museum. Nice looking piece but what the heck would one do about dealer support. And most likely the lifespan will be short on the company....
Forum: Pacific Northwet - Where it's green. And wet. 03-29-2015, 03:26 PM
Replies: 401
Views: 25,005
Posted By riddare
gps user expert or daber I am not

Would prefer to ride with riders that know the way. Single, double, or no track no problem. Looking forward to this one for sure. Alan:clap
Forum: Pacific Northwet - Where it's green. And wet. 03-29-2015, 10:52 AM
Replies: 401
Views: 25,005
Posted By riddare
where do I sign up ?

One for sure, possible two, Louisiana riders will join the ranks if one would have it. Need to know for sure the dates as one of the riders will have to take vacation. I for sure will ride. Alan
Forum: Americas 03-07-2015, 05:41 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 906
Posted By riddare
trace ride and deer

If you do nothing else on the trace but this it will be a good thing. WATCH OUT FOR THE DEER! The place is notorious for deer and they come out of no where. Take it from someone who knows. Ride slow...
Forum: Face Plant 02-23-2015, 04:36 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 5,658
Posted By riddare
Right place Wrong time

Glad you were not hurt more seriously than you were. I have been in your shoes with the deer strike. Wish I would of had a vid. of it instead of the flash backs stored in my mind. Monday morning...
Forum: Trip Planning 02-19-2015, 04:13 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 2,128
Posted By riddare
ride ride ride

I would think that avid riders handle bikes much better than gym rats. The body excels in the task put on it. Push-ups, sit-ups and basic good phy. conditioning will surfice the fitness. Ride a lot...
Forum: Day Trippin' 02-01-2015, 04:38 AM
Replies: 90
Views: 12,653
Posted By riddare
It touches one in a special way when things like...

It touches one in a special way when things like this happen. The care of one of God's creatures takes priority over the ride. Or is it the ride was to help someone in the first place. Sometimes you...
Forum: Road Warriors 01-15-2015, 04:33 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 2,763
Posted By riddare
recall and riots

The OP just made a statement as to the recall of Victory M/C. Maybe he was just trying to make someone that has not been notified aware of the recall, maybe not. You would think that people and drama...
Forum: Face Plant 12-21-2014, 06:19 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 7,279
Posted By riddare
if the injury doesnt get you the air evac. bill will

Just to clarify the above heading read on. Aug 9 2013 Port Gibson Ms. area deer and m/c collide. I was air lifted 48 air miles for the sum of 27,000. To break down the charges somewhat 15,000,...
Forum: Moto Bellissima: All Other Dualsports 12-16-2014, 02:07 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,143
Posted By riddare
belt install

Back off the axle 15 turns and the rest is quite easy on my 07 uly. Just 15 min. on the side of the road is really all that it takes. Belt breakage is unscheduled as is the wheel bearing failure....
Forum: Road Warriors 11-23-2014, 06:12 AM
Replies: 67
Views: 6,658
Posted By riddare
sportster vs stroms

I own both of the bikes you are considering. If you have substandard roads the sportster is going to be brutal. It is brutal to the point of you cussing the harshness of the ride. The maintence free...
Forum: Road Warriors 11-14-2014, 02:51 PM
Replies: 5,706
Views: 1,164,673
Posted By riddare
rear shocks and butt kicking ride

You can put any length shock you want on the sportster and still you will have a butt kicking ride on anything less than smooth roads. The bike needs shocks and springs that absorb hits. Put your...
Forum: Road Warriors 09-30-2014, 02:54 PM
Replies: 383
Views: 32,085
Posted By riddare
Are you not entertained yet

This could just go on to be the longest thread ever posted if you keep feeding it. Might as well accomplish something with it.
Forum: Road Warriors 09-20-2014, 04:15 AM
Replies: 90
Views: 6,496
Posted By riddare
loud pipes and deer

Just too state a observation that I have noticed. I hit a deer or the deer and I collided, head on, last year. I was riding a BMW R1200 GS. This bike was very quiet humming down the road. I have...
Forum: Epic Ride Reports 09-08-2014, 06:54 AM
Replies: 357
Views: 99,833
Posted By riddare
life is good on the road

Doug, I very much enjoy and somewhat envy your adventures. It is good to still see a true bike on the road. So many modern day techno rigs on the road that it dulls the senses to riding. My hats off...
Forum: Day Trippin' 08-09-2014, 05:32 AM
Replies: 5,384
Views: 493,508
Posted By riddare
question on your ride

Pardon me if I missed the location of the ride you made. I would love to know the location of the fishing bear and the small shops pictured. Looking for a ride from Louisiana in Sept. This looks like...
Forum: Epic Ride Reports 05-28-2014, 04:14 AM
Replies: 412
Views: 97,307
Posted By riddare
older riders and crosscountry adventures

My hats off to you guys. I am 62 and actively ride offroad and tour myself. Just for people our ages that are willing and able to do the things you guys are doing is great, I think. Most our age...
Forum: Road Warriors 05-28-2014, 03:50 AM
Replies: 5,706
Views: 1,164,673
Posted By riddare
off road repairs

I am not trying to start a fuss. Let's get real with the expectations of a sportster or any other bike in its class. It is not a dirt bike or very good rough terrain machine. I have 7 bikes at this...
Forum: Day Trippin' 05-18-2014, 12:05 PM
Replies: 395
Views: 41,542
Posted By riddare
what the building in the pic was

The picture of the multi story building was a old school house. Later it was used as a chicken house.. saw that you asked and I used to ride up in that area a lot. Rode slow enough to learn a bit of...
Forum: Americas 04-30-2014, 04:31 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 942
Posted By riddare
trace riding

I will give you some good advice about the trace. Watch the stupid deer! They are crazy and plentiful in the Mississippi area especially. Daylight hours bad enough. Night riiding is out of the...
Forum: Day Trippin' 04-22-2014, 06:13 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 2,370
Posted By riddare
big bend ride

I enjoyed your ride as it had good pictures and just enough info. You all seem too wander as I do without a lot of electronic interference. thanks you alan
Forum: Tejas and the Gulf States 04-07-2014, 04:02 AM
Replies: 16,157
Views: 929,181
Posted By riddare
aaron2a and the deer

Would like to welcolme you to the deer vs m/c club. Glad you were dealt a small one. I made the grade last Aug. on the trace with a BMW. The bike was a total me, I was already a wreck. I had Geico as...
Forum: Day Trippin' 03-30-2014, 03:47 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,337
Posted By riddare
Hill country in Miss.

I would bet it is a muddy mess about now. Need some drying for dirt hills.
Forum: Tejas and the Gulf States 03-23-2014, 06:01 AM
Replies: 16,157
Views: 929,181
Posted By riddare
Spring Break In the Mountains

Marcus, Bob, John and Jeremy, I would like to thank all for another great ride. Great weather, mountains and friends. Who would or could ask for more. As soon as I get well we will have to do a late...
Forum: Tejas and the Gulf States 03-01-2014, 01:19 PM
Replies: 9,506
Views: 810,405
Posted By riddare
glenwood caddo area ride

I don't think the albert pike restriction much effects Doug and Toy. You should venture off the jeep trails and ride the horse trails for a change.
Life gets interesting on a single track and no...
Forum: Day Trippin' 01-09-2014, 08:31 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 4,380
Posted By riddare
KLR ralley in Id.

Wansfel I would like to ease up your way someday and ride the west side, Darby,Lolo,Misoula area. The BMW no longer is as a deer head oned me this past Aug.9. Most killed me. two o clock in the...
Forum: Day Trippin' 01-09-2014, 08:16 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 4,380
Posted By riddare
montana riding

Shady Rascal I saw you made mention of my old home town of Belt. I used to live in a A frame cabin at the Ponderosa Camp ground just out of town. Sure do miss the riding thru the mountains. Back here...
Forum: Thumpers 01-05-2014, 11:50 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 4,349
Posted By riddare
Take a double take on the double take mirrors

I put a set on my DRZ 400. They look nice and fold in alright. One will not stay set even on blacktop. The otherside readjust off road,not really rough stuff. Viberation is terrible going down the...
Forum: Thumpers 01-05-2014, 11:12 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 452
Posted By riddare
Your wants and requirements=

goldwing----ultra classic-----big cruiser
Forum: Tejas and the Gulf States 11-05-2013, 04:04 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,741
Posted By riddare
you need to go out of business

I wish they would send me the money they owe me. Don if you read this post I wish you would man up and send the money for the Vario Boxes you got from me. I think this stunt tells all about your lack...
Forum: The Perfect Line and Other Riding Myths 11-03-2013, 06:07 AM
Replies: 131
Views: 13,460
Posted By riddare
10 crashes and advise

I am not typing this to rain on your parade op. You feel compelled to right this post for some reason I suppose. To advise others or to boast, who knows. I would be more inclined to heed the advice...
Forum: Thumpers 10-10-2013, 06:38 PM
Replies: 67
Views: 23,278
Posted By riddare
seat concepts on klr

I tried one of their seat kits as did my friend. Both of us are in the 6 plus ft. range. The seat concepts shape kept rooting you to the tank. Removed them and returned to the stock 09 seat with a...
Forum: Face Plant 09-26-2013, 06:02 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 9,148
Posted By riddare
well wishes for your Dad

Hate to hear about your Dad. Hope he fully recovers. I am 7wks. from a similiar incident with a deer. My first thoughts were similiar to yours about recovery and riding. I have since been back on my...
Forum: Day Trippin' 09-22-2013, 06:26 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,042
Posted By riddare
video review

Sir, I liked your video and most especially the background music or lack of. Most of the videos on here are more of the same. Great riding area you are in. Nice job with good variety of riding,...
Forum: Face Plant 09-05-2013, 05:40 AM
Replies: 53
Views: 9,138
Posted By riddare
riding after hitting deer

I am still recovering from aug. 9 deer and bmw collision. The desire to ride like I did before the wreck is not there anymore. I rode 20,000 a year up until this happened. Spent 25 days on a road...
Forum: Face Plant 08-30-2013, 07:02 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 6,988
Posted By riddare
prayers and thinking about you

I know what you are going thru as I am recovering from the deer vs m/c. The abrasions heel soon but the bones are something else. I did not realize how many of us are hit a week until I started...
Forum: Face Plant 08-28-2013, 05:04 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 3,231
Posted By riddare
Ridding gear used

To answer the reader as to the gear I was wearing I will say this. I was wearing Joe Rocket mesh jacket, Hiking pants, Columbia summer gloves and a HJC cl 16 helmet,which I prefer even over my Aria....
Forum: Face Plant 08-21-2013, 04:58 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 3,231
Posted By riddare
another deer vs bmw story

I rarely post on this site but read it like the daily paper. This said I would add my deer strike on aug 9 to the stats. Have ridden bikes since 1962 and Lord knows how many miles without any serious...
Forum: Tejas and the Gulf States 08-07-2013, 07:35 PM
Replies: 1,423
Views: 68,202
Posted By riddare
sat ride and single track

hey bob what are you going to ride? i would like to make it if i can get to your house early enough. call me if you have a spare moment thursday night as i am working p.m. shift. thanks alan
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