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Forum: Beasts 12-03-2012, 05:56 PM
Replies: 9,053
Views: 3,494,873
Posted By chanster
Northern New Mexico on a wet September day. ...

Northern New Mexico on a wet September day.

https://lh5.googleusercontent.com/-xyIfTZDWyiA/UIrWqTjVQvI/AAAAAAAAZ8s/7B0Ee4HLPos/s640/IMG_7380.JPG
Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 08-28-2012, 04:37 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 498
Posted By chanster
Gas?

weebee, any idea about fuel availability on that route? i crossed nevada going through tonaph a few years back, and it seems like there was one stretch with no gas for over 200 miles...

thanks...
Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 08-22-2012, 04:12 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 498
Posted By chanster
bump...anybody?

bump...anybody?
Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 08-21-2012, 08:01 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 498
Posted By chanster
Sonoma to Albuquerque...suggestions?

i will be riding from wine country to albuquerque in late september and i am looking for route suggestions. i have ridden utah's escalante staircase before and loved it, would like to do it...
Forum: Beasts 08-14-2012, 06:57 PM
Replies: 9,053
Views: 3,494,873
Posted By chanster
dan vessel

i think that is a dan vessel standoff, and i think i have one lying around. yours for the price of shipping, let me know.

chan
Forum: The Rockies It's all downhill from here... 08-05-2012, 07:03 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 568
Posted By chanster
bump

bump
Forum: The Rockies It's all downhill from here... 08-01-2012, 02:46 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 568
Posted By chanster
thanks johnny, emailed them, they only have one...

thanks johnny, emailed them, they only have one space available right now, but that could change in a couple of weeks. i am going to check back with them closer to jump-off date, and continue to...
Forum: The Rockies It's all downhill from here... 07-31-2012, 06:06 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 568
Posted By chanster
Place to store truck/trailer in S CO / N NM?

I am heading out from Florida in about 5 weeks to start a western mountain trip. Plan on trailering to the Rockies, then riding north through Colorado, up to Montana, west to the coast, down to the...
Forum: Americas 07-22-2012, 03:45 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 860
Posted By chanster
ah, yes...part of the fabled "million dollar...

ah, yes...part of the fabled "million dollar highway" loop. thanks!
Forum: Americas 07-21-2012, 04:18 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 860
Posted By chanster
great suggestions, dadodirt. 92 and 149 we...

great suggestions, dadodirt. 92 and 149 we already on my list. appreciate the intel on the campground. i was thinking of heading north through creede and lake city, continuing to hotchkiss and up...
Forum: Americas 07-19-2012, 06:42 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 860
Posted By chanster
found it! i was looking a little to far east. ...

found it! i was looking a little to far east. looks wonderful, can't wait to ride it!

thanks again,

chan
Forum: Americas 07-18-2012, 08:49 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 860
Posted By chanster
JDowns, great routing, thanks! just one part...

JDowns, great routing, thanks! just one part that i can't seem to get into mapsource...

>>Heading east on 58 through the town of Oakridge will get you to Hills Creek Reservoir turnoff south. This...
Forum: Americas 07-17-2012, 08:37 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 860
Posted By chanster
Looping around the Western US

I am planning a trip for mid September, starting in Albuquerque, heading north up the Rockies to Glacier NP, west into Washington, then south to San Fran, then back to Albuquerque. I have about 3...
Forum: Equipment 07-17-2012, 06:26 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 4,679
Posted By chanster
cug, you are an expensive traveler! :rofl but i...

cug, you are an expensive traveler! :rofl but i understand about the cameras. my wife is a pro photog, she usually has a minimum of 5K worth of stuff where ever she goes!

for short trips, i...
Forum: Equipment 07-16-2012, 08:25 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 4,679
Posted By chanster
waterproof....

ortleib and kreiga are 100% waterproof.

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I am wondering about soft panniers, but in reality they aren't waterproof, won't really protect the gear, but I would save quite a lot of weight as...
Forum: Equipment 07-12-2012, 07:42 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 4,679
Posted By chanster
do you really need lockable storage?

i used to worry about the lack of security of soft bags in an urban environment. then i got to thinking...how much really valuable stuff do i carry? my load is clothes, camping gear, some food and...
Forum: Ride reports 06-30-2012, 09:01 PM
Replies: 184
Views: 33,730
Posted By chanster
Love the Lewis and Clark Trail

Subscribed!

I did essentially this same trip in 2003, starting in Florida, and trying to stay as close to the Missouri river as I could on a Goldwing. Great trip, trip report at...
Forum: GPS Tracks - Northeast, Southeast & Florida 06-25-2011, 06:54 AM
Replies: 1,178
Sticky: TetS
Views: 102,825
Posted By chanster
got the doc

looking foward to the gpx, thanks!

chanster
Forum: GPS Tracks - Northeast, Southeast & Florida 06-20-2011, 07:19 AM
Replies: 1,370
Sticky: Tet
Views: 128,739
Posted By chanster
got the email

thanks!
Forum: Thumpers 01-28-2009, 11:50 AM
Replies: 43,640
Views: 8,303,328
Posted By chanster
wow. i paid 4K for a lightly used wrr with less...

wow. i paid 4K for a lightly used wrr with less than 200 miles and thought i was stealing it. this price on a new bike is a no-brainer!
Forum: Thumpers 01-12-2009, 05:44 PM
Replies: 43,640
Views: 8,303,328
Posted By chanster
eastern beaver is your man. ...

eastern beaver is your man.

http://easternbeaver.com/Main/Products/Fuseboxes/3_Circuit/3_circuit.html
Forum: Thumpers 12-18-2008, 07:00 PM
Replies: 43,640
Views: 8,303,328
Posted By chanster
i'm no expert, but i just bought a used 08 with...

i'm no expert, but i just bought a used 08 with 196 miles from the local yammy dealer. bone stock, paid 4K. honestly, i was shocked to get it that cheap, i figured he would stand firm around 4.5K. ...
Forum: Thumpers 12-18-2008, 02:43 PM
Replies: 43,640
Views: 8,303,328
Posted By chanster
Where to tap into power?

i am new to the WR250R club...just found a lightly used (less than 200 miles) 08 at a price i couldn't pass up. loving the bike so far. i am wanting to tap into some power for a heated jacket, gps,...
Forum: Road warriors 11-30-2008, 07:59 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,857
Posted By chanster
go the way of the wee. not only is it a better...

go the way of the wee. not only is it a better beginner bike, but you may find that you prefer it over the fjr anyway. my 05 fjr gets very little attention since i bought my wee 18 months ago. i...
Forum: Layin' down tracks 07-24-2008, 12:07 PM
Replies: 171
Views: 21,770
Posted By chanster
i just tried this with no luck. they said they...

i just tried this with no luck. they said they are getting flooded with calls.

bummer...
Forum: Equipment 08-28-2007, 11:05 AM
Replies: 119
Views: 26,192
Posted By chanster
i am the same size as you. tried a medium on...

i am the same size as you. tried a medium on recently and it felt good with the liner in. but with much else under it, it would have been too small. the large was just a touch baggy on me.
Forum: Equipment 06-11-2007, 11:22 AM
Replies: 47
Views: 5,859
Posted By chanster
Thinking about a single wall tent...should I?

i was camping in nc this weekend and met a couple of bmw riders with eureka zeus tents. http://www.eurekatent.com/zeus2classic.asp. they raved about them and said they packed very small. i liked...
Forum: Road warriors 05-01-2007, 03:00 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 611
Posted By chanster
Advice on touring Europe (street)

My wife Lana just picked up a nice little 5 day vacation package to Florence. What a girl. We are thinking of extending the trip and doing some motorcycle touring while we are over there. Seems...
Forum: Layin' down tracks 04-03-2007, 04:37 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 872
Posted By chanster
GSbiker, that did the trick! easier than i would...

GSbiker, that did the trick! easier than i would have imagined.

i will check out mapsource topo, thanks for the tip.

chan
Forum: Layin' down tracks 04-02-2007, 06:10 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 872
Posted By chanster
excellent idea! cept i haven't figured out how...

excellent idea! cept i haven't figured out how to do it. the install program doesn't list that as an option. maybe set up a disk partition and try to fool the computer into thinking it's a cd...
Forum: Layin' down tracks 04-02-2007, 02:58 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 872
Posted By chanster
Mapping software with best detail

i just bought a small laptop to take with me on the bike, and i am looking for a good mapping program. i already have ms streets and trips (v11) and garmin's city navigator. the thing i don't like...
Forum: Beasts 12-17-2006, 09:14 AM
Replies: 9,053
Views: 3,494,873
Posted By chanster
hmmm...i have dropped my wee 3 times with the...

hmmm...i have dropped my wee 3 times with the walsh's on. no damage, no scratches, stock turn signals are still intact. i am not sure that the givi's would have protected as well. not arguing with...
Forum: Equipment 10-15-2006, 04:14 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 893
Posted By chanster
kewl...i like it.

kewl...i like it.
Forum: Beasts 10-14-2006, 01:10 PM
Replies: 9,053
Views: 3,494,873
Posted By chanster
i did something similar, but i just used a bit of...

i did something similar, but i just used a bit of 3/4 pvc plumbing pipe, and fit the bobbin mount inside it when i am lifting the bike. works great.
Forum: Equipment 10-11-2006, 07:29 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 893
Posted By chanster
very cool, lowflyer, thanks for the pics.

very cool, lowflyer, thanks for the pics.
Forum: Equipment 10-11-2006, 06:11 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 893
Posted By chanster
ya, i have seen the pacsafe stuff. from the...

ya, i have seen the pacsafe stuff. from the website, looks like a bit of a pita to put on, but it would do the job.
Forum: Equipment 10-11-2006, 02:40 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 893
Posted By chanster
Soft Bag Security

since i bought my weestrom, i have been focusing on keeping it light. i have held off on putting hardbags on it because i don't want the extra weight (35lbs for the caribous). i have a set of...
Forum: GS Boxers 10-08-2006, 05:26 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 761
Posted By chanster
my valkyrie used to do that. scared the shit out...

my valkyrie used to do that. scared the shit out of me once or twice. i was trying to shift "smooth" and was not fully engaging the gear. after i got a little more aggressive with it, it quit.
Forum: Equipment 10-06-2006, 12:47 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 2,876
Posted By chanster
in merrit island? you is one tough dewd. ...

in merrit island? you is one tough dewd.

cool thing about motoport or ralley 2, you don't *have* to take the liners out...if it looks like its going to be rainy or cold, just leave them in. and...
Forum: Equipment 10-06-2006, 07:08 AM
Replies: 46
Views: 2,876
Posted By chanster
ya, the bmw suit looks great. the motoport,...

ya, the bmw suit looks great. the motoport, well... prices are similar.

one problem i always have is pant length. all the off the rack stuff (i have firstgear now) has pant legs too short for my...
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