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Forum: Ride reports 10-08-2014, 11:23 AM
Replies: 829
Views: 110,910
Posted By ErikMotoMan
Crusin' So Cal

Here's some cool peeps and cool bikes I've come across recently:clap
Forum: Ride reports 10-08-2014, 11:15 AM
Replies: 829
Views: 110,910
Posted By ErikMotoMan
Your goose is cooked, Bill (-:

More off topic stuff: Did you bring your own guns into Canada ?
Forum: Ride reports 10-07-2014, 07:12 PM
Replies: 82
Views: 9,881
Posted By ErikMotoMan
I'm surprised at the awesome pics that camera...

I'm surprised at the awesome pics that camera takes, especially considering I managed to drop it (I mean this exact - YOUR camera) in the dirt. :(::(: I'm such a klutz!
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 09-19-2014, 07:29 PM
Replies: 57
Views: 7,386
Posted By ErikMotoMan
[QUOTE=knobbyjoe;25111528]Where is the best place...

[QUOTE=knobbyjoe;25111528]Where is the best place to buy the Conti Trail Attack 2 tires?
Found this at Competition Accessories ...
Forum: Equipment 09-18-2014, 11:52 AM
Replies: 46
Views: 4,176
Posted By ErikMotoMan
Foam vs. silicone?

Foam plugs don't like me. They seem to do everything possible to wiggle out and get themselves lost. Could be combination of operator error and impatience.

But the 'Christmas tree' style plug...
Forum: Equipment 09-16-2014, 10:23 AM
Replies: 42
Views: 18,922
Posted By ErikMotoMan
Earplugs with speakers form Marilyn are GREAT!

Originally Posted by bobframe
If you tire of doing this yourself or are intimidated to begin....

You might give Marilyn at Plug Up a call. A friend had her replace the factory speakers with a...
Forum: Equipment 09-16-2014, 10:05 AM
Replies: 41
Views: 3,279
Posted By ErikMotoMan
I've had better luck calling them. Sent a couple...

I've had better luck calling them. Sent a couple of emails with tech questions, never heard back, so I called. Mine has never missed a beat, even in the worst of rains.
Forum: Ride reports 09-12-2014, 06:46 PM
Replies: 829
Views: 110,910
Posted By ErikMotoMan
Thank YOU, UKE to you, your wife and the children...

Thank YOU, UKE to you, your wife and the children that you obviously brought up the right way.
Forum: Equipment 09-12-2014, 06:42 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 2,718
Posted By ErikMotoMan
HI VIZ FADES? Yup, that's the nature of the beast...

It was just brought to my attention that Nylon does not hold color as well as Polyester. And there's a very good reason why serious motorcycle gear isn't made out of polyester. :huh

You makes yer...
Forum: Equipment 09-12-2014, 04:27 PM
Replies: 636
Views: 167,176
Posted By ErikMotoMan
Yes, see the Clearwater Darla lights.

Yes, see the Clearwater Darla lights.
Forum: Equipment 09-12-2014, 04:25 PM
Replies: 636
Views: 167,176
Posted By ErikMotoMan
Clearwater Lights in fog

Granted, this is a simulated fog, created by yours truly at the carwash, but the efficiency is obvious. The Clearwater master switch will turn the main lights off, but the amber fog lights will...
Forum: Equipment 09-12-2014, 04:06 PM
Replies: 636
Views: 167,176
Posted By ErikMotoMan
Clearwater Krista vs. Erika

Krista on the left, 3 LEDS per light = 2400 lumens per light equivalent to 160 watt conventional halogen light, but only draws 36 watts per light. In other words, 72 watts total draw equals 320 Watts...
Forum: Equipment 09-12-2014, 03:24 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 2,718
Posted By ErikMotoMan
HI VIZ FADES? Yup, that's the nature of the beast...and the kickstand is on the RIGHT

Having said that, it saddens me to hear that KLIM is getting a bad reputation. Personally, I have never owned a KLIM product simply because I'm poor. So I went with Scorpion. 30,000 miles later, (in...
Forum: Northeast - Greater Flugistan and home of the carpet baggers. 09-12-2014, 03:09 PM
Replies: 46,091
Views: 2,766,146
Posted By ErikMotoMan
Brews...

Bud Fireball Tim sent me these wise words, which I am passing on; some will get the gist of this. Me? I just wait for the wench to miraculously deliver the coffee bedside and wake me up gently....
...
Forum: Ride reports 09-12-2014, 03:05 PM
Replies: 1,732
Views: 294,790
Posted By ErikMotoMan
Couldn't help myself, gotta Add coffee to the fire (-;

Bud Fireball Tim sent me these wise words, which I am passing on; some will get the gist of this. Me? I just wait for the lovely wench to miraculously deliver the coffee bedside and wake me up...
Forum: Ride reports 09-12-2014, 02:55 PM
Replies: 1,732
Views: 294,790
Posted By ErikMotoMan
Safe travels!

Although originally from Oakville, Ontario, I have been gone since 1966. Enjoying SoCal since 1990. I need to do what you are doing, and soon ! Safe travels, if ever in SoCal, then you gots friends...
Forum: Ride reports 09-12-2014, 11:36 AM
Replies: 829
Views: 110,910
Posted By ErikMotoMan
Take a walk with me in Park of the Flags

I find this memorial incredibly poignant - yet emotionally overwhelming. Somehow I find myself wanting to put a name and a face on every flag, I want to know who they were, who they could have become...
Forum: Ride reports 09-11-2014, 10:21 PM
Replies: 829
Views: 110,910
Posted By ErikMotoMan
Lest we forget...

3 years ago, there were thousands of people gathered on this hill. Deana Burnett spoke about the loss of her husband, Thomas, and how she and her two girls had found hope within the support of her...
Forum: Ride reports 09-11-2014, 10:15 PM
Replies: 829
Views: 110,910
Posted By ErikMotoMan
Take a walk with me in Park of the Flags

In Malibu, volunteers at Pepperdine University have erected rows upon rows of flags, one for each of the victims of the attacks 13 years ago. If you were to count them all, 2977 is the number. Not...
Forum: Ride reports 09-02-2014, 01:12 PM
Replies: 829
Views: 110,910
Posted By ErikMotoMan
Solvang Motorcycle Museum

At the opposite end of the scale is this Moto Guzzi V8 500 CC racer from 1955, again quoting Elings:

"The only 8 cylinder gran prix motorcycle ever made was done by Moto Guzzi in 1955. Their...
Forum: Ride reports 09-02-2014, 12:45 PM
Replies: 829
Views: 110,910
Posted By ErikMotoMan
Solvang Motorcycle Museum

In Solvang, CA - founded by Danish immigrants about 100 years ago - there's a fabulous motorcycle museum. Founded Virgil Elings, there are many really exceptional bikes. Barber is huge by...
Forum: Ride reports 07-15-2014, 08:58 PM
Replies: 211
Views: 26,224
Posted By ErikMotoMan
Dang, that IS a gorgeouos bike! I was riding the...

Dang, that IS a gorgeouos bike! I was riding the same roads you were, think I caught a glimpse of you in NM! :freaky
Forum: Ride reports 07-15-2014, 08:50 PM
Replies: 829
Views: 110,910
Posted By ErikMotoMan
Technically, even if the battery is too dead to...

Technically, even if the battery is too dead to crank the motor, there may still be enough juice to run the computer and the fuel pump. If so, it will bump-start. Bump-starting a multi-cylinder bike...
Forum: Ride reports 07-15-2014, 11:08 AM
Replies: 471
Views: 84,866
Posted By ErikMotoMan
Love it ! :clap:clap:clap

Love it ! :clap:clap:clap
Forum: Ride reports 07-11-2014, 03:16 PM
Replies: 829
Views: 110,910
Posted By ErikMotoMan
Back at office in Socal ...

Got a bunch of pic's to post... but duty calls first. Here's a teaser... :evil
Forum: Ride reports 07-11-2014, 03:13 PM
Replies: 69
Views: 9,346
Posted By ErikMotoMan
Geez! You guys! Are having waaaaaay too much fun...

Geez! You guys! Are having waaaaaay too much fun ! I'm in! :clap:clap:clap
Forum: Ride reports 07-08-2014, 09:26 AM
Replies: 471
Views: 84,866
Posted By ErikMotoMan
You are blessed and loved by so many - some of...

You are blessed and loved by so many - some of which you have yet to meet. I have followed your journey through tears and joy. May you always keep your head up and your heart open.
Forum: Ride reports 07-06-2014, 01:24 PM
Replies: 829
Views: 110,910
Posted By ErikMotoMan
1963 Lotus at the Indy 500

This is what the old roadsters faced in 1963. The establishment scoffed. The new kid on the block was fast, but fragile. By 1965 it was all over when Scottish F 1 driver Jim Clark won the Indy 500 in...
Forum: Ride reports 07-06-2014, 01:14 PM
Replies: 829
Views: 110,910
Posted By ErikMotoMan
It's not hard to imagine how these roadsters were...

It's not hard to imagine how these roadsters were the evolution of dirt track sprint cars. Both front and rear axles were solid, straight, no no new fangled independent stuff here.
Forum: Ride reports 07-06-2014, 01:09 PM
Replies: 829
Views: 110,910
Posted By ErikMotoMan
Unser Racing Museum in Albuquerque

Great place, lotsa cool cars, memorabilia and racing history here.

This is one of the more interesting, if archaic, race cars displayed, a 1962 Kurtiss NOVI. Chassis #500K-125-62 failed to...
Forum: Ride reports 07-06-2014, 12:14 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 3,759
Posted By ErikMotoMan
Where's Frodo????

Hey ! Where are you guys ?


True FRODO story : about 10 years ago I filled out an online from for some website. Suspected I would get spammed so I fibbed the personal info - just a little.
...
Forum: Ride reports 07-06-2014, 11:57 AM
Replies: 159
Views: 17,115
Posted By ErikMotoMan
Awesome photography !

What equipment do you use? What did you take the selfies with ?:clap:clap:clap
Forum: Ride reports 07-05-2014, 10:06 PM
Replies: 479
Views: 190,641
Posted By ErikMotoMan
Awesome photo's! I'm subscribed!

Awesome photo's! I'm subscribed!
Forum: Ride reports 07-05-2014, 09:50 AM
Replies: 983
Views: 127,189
Posted By ErikMotoMan
Please 'stop' !

STOP taking all these awesome pictures. :clap:clap:clap Makes me want to hit the road today ! :rofl:rofl:rofl:rofl
Forum: Ride reports 07-05-2014, 09:34 AM
Replies: 983
Views: 127,189
Posted By ErikMotoMan
Happy Belated Canada day ! :clap:clap:clap Other...

Happy Belated Canada day ! :clap:clap:clap Other than the Contour (helmet cam ?) falling off it seems to take really good pics. Is the focus angle adjustable?
Forum: Ride reports 07-04-2014, 11:40 PM
Replies: 829
Views: 110,910
Posted By ErikMotoMan
A popular Indian symbol in New Mexico is the ZIA....

A popular Indian symbol in New Mexico is the ZIA. I snuck unto a total strangers patio to get this shot.
They weren't home.
I think.
Could be wrong :freaky
Forum: Ride reports 07-04-2014, 11:30 PM
Replies: 829
Views: 110,910
Posted By ErikMotoMan
Cable car on Sandia tramway. Built in 1964. At...

Cable car on Sandia tramway. Built in 1964. At 2.48 miles, the longest tramway in the world until 2010. The cables are replaced every 20 years or so. There's the drive cable and 2 safety cables above...
Forum: Ride reports 07-04-2014, 11:25 PM
Replies: 829
Views: 110,910
Posted By ErikMotoMan
Happy 4th overlooking Albuquerque from the top of...

Happy 4th overlooking Albuquerque from the top of Sandia mtn 10.300 ft elevation
Forum: Ride reports 07-04-2014, 11:21 PM
Replies: 829
Views: 110,910
Posted By ErikMotoMan
Cabazon mtn ( Big Head mtn) NW of Albuquerque

Cabazon mtn ( Big Head mtn) NW of Albuquerque
Forum: Ride reports 07-04-2014, 08:06 PM
Replies: 829
Views: 110,910
Posted By ErikMotoMan
Women are often smarter than men. Here's proof:

Biker Bob's girlfriend, Billy Jean. She sez: " I told him to bring his helmet, so he did. Wearing it is optional, I guess"
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