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Forum: EMEA 06-04-2014, 01:24 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,427
Posted By FTL900
The autobahn tends to crowd up (and slow down) on...

The autobahn tends to crowd up (and slow down) on summer weekends, so plan accordingly. People from other countries cut thru Germany headed south and it can get pretty congested.
Forum: Day Trippin' 04-09-2014, 11:46 AM
Replies: 218
Views: 25,036
Posted By FTL900
I didn't care what it said I rode before, but on...

I didn't care what it said I rode before, but on Saturday I jumped into a ride thru Darwin with some guys from California, and I'm hoping to see the pics they took.
I'm sure they'll only remember...
Forum: Day Trippin' 04-05-2014, 09:45 AM
Replies: 218
Views: 25,036
Posted By FTL900
Actually I was on a WR400. Had a DR350 when I...

Actually I was on a WR400. Had a DR350 when I signed up, but I rode a WR400 for this rally.
I don't know where the DR650 came from.

Thanks again for all your hard work!
Forum: Old's Cool 04-03-2014, 09:56 AM
Replies: 2,885
Views: 862,825
Posted By FTL900
What a deal!! I have a couple... bought an...

What a deal!!
I have a couple... bought an FZR600 for $500 that hadn't run in 3-4 years. New chain & sprockets, air filter, oil & filter, and I sold it for $1800....
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 04-03-2014, 09:33 AM
Replies: 75
Views: 5,902
Posted By FTL900
I don't ever use hair gel, I don't want that...

I don't ever use hair gel, I don't want that stuff inside my helmet.



That's my method too- get a little water in the hair, mess it up, then brush it back into place. I keep a brush in my...
Forum: Vendors 04-02-2014, 10:55 AM
Replies: 259
Views: 17,475
Posted By FTL900
That absolutely did it. I logged back in today...

That absolutely did it. I logged back in today and they're rearranged into chronological order.

You may want to to cross-post this into another forum or two, to get the word out there. The PNW...
Forum: Vendors 04-01-2014, 04:18 PM
Replies: 259
Views: 17,475
Posted By FTL900
This is really looking great, Natalia! One...

This is really looking great, Natalia!

One question.. I have a 4-day total trip created as 4 separate trips, one for each day. So now I have 4 corresponding trip icons, one for each day.
...
Forum: Vendors 04-01-2014, 11:30 AM
Replies: 259
Views: 17,475
Posted By FTL900
I just found this today, and I love it!! ...

I just found this today, and I love it!!

I've been planning a summer trip since last year (http://pnwriders.com/ride-reports/187161-2014-epic-adventure-road-trip-thru-washington-oregon.html)-...
Forum: Day Trippin' 03-29-2014, 07:48 PM
Replies: 218
Views: 25,036
Posted By FTL900
I'm home early... no broken legs! It was a good...

I'm home early... no broken legs! It was a good time, but a 50 mile dirt loop this morning was about all the fun I could survive in one weekend. I was planning to leave Sunday morning anyway and...
Forum: West – California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 03-27-2014, 02:03 PM
Replies: 2,833
Views: 208,145
Posted By FTL900
I'd be interested in hearing about that ride, but...

I'd be interested in hearing about that ride, but I can't get at the ride signup list from work... suddenly I'm getting this instead:

http://blog.flattr.net/wp-content/uploads/2011/11/unnamed.png...
Forum: Americas 03-26-2014, 04:36 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 1,527
Posted By FTL900
1 weekly voyage between Houston, TX and Progreso,...

1 weekly voyage between Houston, TX and Progreso, Mexico (http://www.lineaships.com/index.html)
Forum: West – California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 03-26-2014, 02:39 PM
Replies: 73
Views: 4,183
Posted By FTL900
Nevada has similar registration fees, as does...

Nevada has similar registration fees, as does Georgia, basing it on the value of the vehicle.
Forum: Road warriors 03-26-2014, 11:31 AM
Replies: 1,738
Views: 252,808
Posted By FTL900
For me, I want to keep the sport in...

For me, I want to keep the sport in sport-touring. But the OP is right, my sportbike buddies wonder why I ride something so slow and heavy, while my long-distance Iron Butt friends wonder why I...
Forum: Day Trippin' 03-26-2014, 10:30 AM
Replies: 218
Views: 25,036
Posted By FTL900
Work, sleep, work, sleep, work half a day and...

Work, sleep, work, sleep, work half a day and blow off Friday afternoon to leave early.

http://img35.imageshack.us/img35/57/jfy3.png
Forum: West – California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 03-26-2014, 10:16 AM
Replies: 2,833
Views: 208,145
Posted By FTL900
I'm right there with ya... I'm sitting in the IT...

I'm right there with ya... I'm sitting in the IT department and pretending to be productive while cruising ADV and counting the hours until Friday afternoon.
Forum: West – California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 03-25-2014, 02:16 PM
Replies: 2,833
Views: 208,145
Posted By FTL900
OK, I'm up. I've never had a cyber-stalker...

OK, I'm up. I've never had a cyber-stalker before! :norton
Forum: Road warriors 03-25-2014, 09:46 AM
Replies: 450
Views: 76,845
Posted By FTL900
One of my current bikes... ...

One of my current bikes...
http://imageshack.com/a/img22/2096/hjb6.jpg

The bike I never should have sold...
http://img38.imageshack.us/img38/172/rn7o.jpg
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 03-25-2014, 09:39 AM
Replies: 103
Views: 10,186
Posted By FTL900
When the time comes of rme, I could go the CanAm...

When the time comes of rme, I could go the CanAm Spyder route. It's not the same, but for me, it's better than not riding.

When I was 35, my dad was 57 and decided he was losing that edge so...
Forum: West – California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 03-19-2014, 09:38 AM
Replies: 2,833
Views: 208,145
Posted By FTL900
Sign up for the Echo Canyon ride on Saturday...

Sign up for the Echo Canyon ride on Saturday morning... I'll help you if you get stuck, and you can help me pick up my Yamaha because I can't ride for shiite.

Seriously, I'm pretty n00b at this,...
Forum: Equipment 03-18-2014, 03:01 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 684
Posted By FTL900
IIRC, mine was $20 at Wally world, and I think...

IIRC, mine was $20 at Wally world, and I think they had cruiser sizes as well.
Good because if it doesn't fit right, you can easily return it.
Forum: Road warriors 03-18-2014, 11:19 AM
Replies: 2,521
Views: 269,169
Posted By FTL900
Harley needs to buy the Bolt from Yamaha, rebadge...

Harley needs to buy the Bolt from Yamaha, rebadge it, and then LIE about who built it. :rofl

http://image.motorcyclistonline.com/f/52164072/52164072+w400/2014_Yamaha_Bolt_RSpec.jpg
Forum: Airheads 03-17-2014, 02:17 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 2,401
Posted By FTL900
Yeah I'm thinking the OP must be an engineer of...

Yeah I'm thinking the OP must be an engineer of some sort.

I would have done the same- called 3 or 4 guys and then bumped it up one step at a time- hold it with the front brake until everyone...
Forum: Equipment 03-17-2014, 02:07 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 3,698
Posted By FTL900
I have a stock Dodge Ram, tho the tailgate feels...

I have a stock Dodge Ram, tho the tailgate feels taller than the F150 I owned previously. I bought a long arched ramp and while it works good, I still look for any opportunity to even it out by...
Forum: Vendors 03-15-2014, 11:33 PM
Replies: 1,780
Views: 245,828
Posted By FTL900
I just found this thread, and subscribed. (I may...

I just found this thread, and subscribed. (I may be biased because I went to high school in Kent)

There's a similar thread going over on the VFR World forum, and I'm going to point them here to...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 03-12-2014, 10:41 AM
Replies: 97
Views: 8,626
Posted By FTL900
I put my phone on PLAY and get whatever MP3 plays...

I put my phone on PLAY and get whatever MP3 plays next. I haven't really tried internet radio while I'm riding, but i did just install iHeart radio.
I just don't want to get stuck on something I...
Forum: West – California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 03-11-2014, 04:54 PM
Replies: 2,833
Views: 208,145
Posted By FTL900
Another noob here... I made the DV Daze in...

Another noob here... I made the DV Daze in January, but I'm still very new at this.
I'm packing light. Rear fender bag contains a front tube, tube patching kit, a siphon hose, a clean red grease...
Forum: GPS 101 - Which GPS For Me 03-10-2014, 12:55 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,376
Posted By FTL900
Thanks, I had forgotten about Bubbler!

Thanks, I had forgotten about Bubbler!
Forum: West – California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 03-07-2014, 02:34 PM
Replies: 2,833
Views: 208,145
Posted By FTL900
It's redundant (and probably not helpful), but...

It's redundant (and probably not helpful), but make sure you're signed in, up in the top right corner.

I just added myself to two rides, and then quit 1 of them. Using Chrome. GL, YMMV.
Forum: Thumpers 03-07-2014, 11:12 AM
Replies: 158
Views: 6,923
Posted By FTL900
Having lived in both Oregon and Washington for...

Having lived in both Oregon and Washington for many years (decades), it's totally gorgeous there and there's no better place to be during the summer, but I can't handle the continual gray drizzle the...
Forum: West – California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 03-06-2014, 09:11 PM
Replies: 2,833
Views: 208,145
Posted By FTL900
I have a smaller gas grill that I'll be bringing...

I have a smaller gas grill that I'll be bringing if it'll help.
http://r1.coleman.com/ProductImages/Full/2000010585a_500.jpg

Harbor Freight has shelter canopies for $69. I thought about...
Forum: West – California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 03-06-2014, 11:03 AM
Replies: 2,833
Views: 208,145
Posted By FTL900
New tires are ordered, and they will be here next...

New tires are ordered, and they will be here next week. After re-reading this thread (daily), I went with the Pirelli XCMH front and rear.
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 03-06-2014, 10:55 AM
Replies: 107
Views: 5,797
Posted By FTL900
I dunno about 10% faster, but never slower than...

I dunno about 10% faster, but never slower than traffic, unless something isn't working correctly. And then I'd be in the far right lane until I could exit.

I ride mostly with traffic, a little...
Forum: West – California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 03-05-2014, 03:38 PM
Replies: 2,833
Views: 208,145
Posted By FTL900
New tires on the way!! I'm gonna try the Pirelli...

New tires on the way!! I'm gonna try the Pirelli XMCH, I've head good things about them, and my current tires are missing a few of the knobs... probably laying within a few miles of Furnace Creek.
...
Forum: The Rockies – It's all downhill from here... 03-04-2014, 03:38 PM
Replies: 138
Views: 7,597
Posted By FTL900
It sounds like you're doing a really good job of...

It sounds like you're doing a really good job of balancing risk and lifestyle.

Long-winded story follows:
Over 20 years ago when I washed the front and lowsided in a 90 degree turn on early...
Forum: Pacific Northwet - Where it's green. And wet. 02-28-2014, 04:37 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 401
Posted By FTL900
You may want to post on PNW Riders...

You may want to post on PNW Riders (http://pnwriders.com/) if you haven't already. They have local sections including the Vancouver/Portland area.
Forum: Road warriors 02-28-2014, 04:22 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 2,762
Posted By FTL900
I think you'd find the SV650 a lot more fun than...

I think you'd find the SV650 a lot more fun than the Nighthawk. It is available with our without the fairing, depending on what year it was.

http://www.compacc.com/images/product/600/46520_4.jpg...
Forum: Ride reports 02-28-2014, 03:50 PM
Replies: 100
Views: 10,653
Posted By FTL900
You can put a lot of pictures on a page. ...

You can put a lot of pictures on a page. Sometimes they go on and on in the same post.

It's best to resize them before you upload them, I think you've figured that out already, but posting...
Forum: Equipment 02-28-2014, 10:35 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,121
Posted By FTL900
You can still hardwire it if you find the need. ...

You can still hardwire it if you find the need.

From the SENA GROUP BUY (http://advrider.com/forums/showthread.php?t=573145) thread (near the end):

Originally Posted by ClydeMI
I have plans...
Forum: Americas 02-28-2014, 10:31 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,082
Posted By FTL900
http://cdn.pnwriders.com/images/smilies/plusone.gi...

http://cdn.pnwriders.com/images/smilies/plusone.gif
These areas are gorgeous, the biggest problem being keeping the bike on the road in all that scenery! (Not my Busa)
...
Forum: Equipment 02-28-2014, 09:57 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,121
Posted By FTL900
I bought an SMH10 pair, and then bought a third...

I bought an SMH10 pair, and then bought a third one for an upcoming ride with my 2 sons. I love the unit. It has a fairly small learning curve, pairs easily with BT phone or another unit for...
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