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Forum: Canada 07-25-2012, 04:42 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 567
Posted By wardo
St Lawrence North Shore Campgrounds?

Hello all,
Next week, my wife and I are heading up to Saguenay, then over to 138 and up towards Natashquan. We will be mostly tent camping and I am wondering if anyone can point out the best...
Forum: Racing 01-29-2012, 04:13 PM
Replies: 2,751
Views: 200,390
Posted By wardo
I don't disagree, but rain at an open stadium...

I don't disagree, but rain at an open stadium mixes things up real fast. Miserable technical is a real plus for Windham, and I'd love to see him win another one....

Wardo
Forum: Racing 09-18-2011, 12:04 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,387
Posted By wardo
I just want to point out that neither Washington...

I just want to point out that neither Washington nor Minnesota really fall out in the Bible belt, no matter who the riders attribute their success to.

Thanks for the update and congratulations...
Forum: Racing 09-12-2011, 04:53 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,545
Posted By wardo
Great story, thanks for posting it here. ...

Great story, thanks for posting it here.

Wardo
Forum: Equipment 07-04-2011, 05:25 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,157
Posted By wardo
Thanks for the info everyone. I already have...

Thanks for the info everyone. I already have Yaesu VX-150's sitting on my desk, so they would be my radio of choice. I hadn't realized that there was an FRS freq hack out there. I'll look at the...
Forum: Equipment 07-02-2011, 12:54 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,157
Posted By wardo
UHF/FRS Rider to Rider communication

Hello All,
First, let me say I have done a search, but have been thwarted by the three letter acronym. I am wondering about using a good quality FRS or VHF/UHF radio for rider to rider...
Forum: Americas 06-25-2011, 05:00 AM
Replies: 930
Views: 77,117
Posted By wardo
Just thought I'd post to this thread so if we...

Just thought I'd post to this thread so if we bumped into others they'd have a clue we are out there....

Name (screen name fine)
Zubinblack and Wardo
2.) Steed of choice for trip
Weestrom and...
Forum: Equipment 01-09-2011, 08:45 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,415
Posted By wardo
Yeah, I noticed it doesn't come with a liner....

Yeah, I noticed it doesn't come with a liner. That's OK, as I usually wear a Ibex wool jacket underneath since merino wool is anti-stench. It also looks like the shell is breathable with a waterproof...
Forum: Equipment 01-09-2011, 05:57 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,415
Posted By wardo
Anyone have the Held Awara jacket?

Hello All,

As usual, I have searched the forum, but have come up dry. I was looking for a new textile jacket that has some hi-viz on it. I came across the Held Awara on Knee Draggers...
Forum: Some Assembly Required 12-18-2010, 07:16 PM
Replies: 331
Views: 104,966
Posted By wardo
I just want to follow up with another "great...

I just want to follow up with another "great build" comment. I own a Versys, and have owned a KLR. Your build is what I really want....

Wardo
Forum: Thumpers 12-18-2010, 08:39 AM
Replies: 72
Views: 9,673
Posted By wardo
I had great luck with MEFO's on my KLR. I could...

I had great luck with MEFO's on my KLR. I could virtually drag the peg's on the Cabot Trail in NS, and they were decent off-road. They are probably more road oriented, but I found them a great...
Forum: Americas 11-11-2009, 05:29 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 815
Posted By wardo
Epic off road race/ride suggestions

Hello All,
It was kind of a draw as to whether this should go here or in racing... obviously Trip Planning got the nod. I am coming up on 50 and am looking to tick a few more boxes on the life...
Forum: Americas 10-07-2009, 07:17 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 510
Posted By wardo
Motoquest Tours feedback

Hello All,
I am interested in doing an overseas tour with Motoquest. My search of Motoquest and Alaska Rider Tours didn't turn up anything. Can anyone with direct experience weigh in?

Thanks,...
Forum: Thumpers 09-21-2009, 04:26 AM
Replies: 66
Views: 14,348
Posted By wardo
Nightflight, I haven't seen any other...

Nightflight,
I haven't seen any other reference to e-start. I could easily be missing something, can anyone else confirm whether it is kick only capacitor or e-start?

Wardo
Forum: Beasts 08-20-2009, 08:22 PM
Replies: 22,788
Views: 4,029,704
Posted By wardo
AQ=African Queen? Wardo

AQ=African Queen?

Wardo
Forum: Beasts 05-04-2009, 12:04 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,779
Posted By wardo
Off Road Guzzi

Sorry if this is 205, but I spotted this Guzzi in Brattleboro, VT today. I was most impressed with the dirt caked on it... Obviously owned by a true enthusiast, possibly a fellow inmate?...
Forum: Americas 01-15-2009, 05:51 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,442
Posted By wardo
I can highly recommend Tim Morton of Baja Bound...

I can highly recommend Tim Morton of Baja Bound (http://www.bajaboundmoto.com/). I've toured with Tim as well as had him put together my Baja 500 race effort. He is superb in his knowledge and...
Forum: Face plant 01-05-2009, 05:35 AM
Replies: 144
Views: 19,146
Posted By wardo
Erin, Sorry to hear about your injury. It...

Erin,
Sorry to hear about your injury. It sounds like a proper Baja epic, I hope you'll recover fully and quickly.
My wife just broke her fibula playing hockey, and I can't imagine her...
Forum: Racing 12-24-2008, 07:59 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 5,415
Posted By wardo
I haven't raced the 1000 since 2004, but our team...

I haven't raced the 1000 since 2004, but our team that year spent $25,000 including a new trick XR 650R.

Wardo
Forum: Racing 11-25-2008, 04:50 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 4,075
Posted By wardo
Oh yeah, our very own Tim Morton (Bajamoto) rode...

Oh yeah, our very own Tim Morton (Bajamoto) rode on the Honda B team and for the second year in a row finished second overall, I missed that the first time through.... Congratulations Tim!


Wardo
Forum: Racing 11-23-2008, 03:11 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 4,075
Posted By wardo
Don't forget about Jen Morton, wife of Tim...

Don't forget about Jen Morton, wife of Tim (Bajamoto?). Jen and her all female team finished fourth in class 20.

Regards,
Wardo
Forum: Beasts 08-06-2008, 07:22 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,220
Posted By wardo
I am guessing I saw that one on eBay, if I...

I am guessing I saw that one on eBay, if I remember correctly he had ridden the Trans Am. I bet the filter is dirty, that would be easy to take care of. I'd contact the seller pronto and relay your...
Forum: Americas 08-05-2008, 06:20 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 517
Posted By wardo
Thanks for the feedback, once I nailed down when...

Thanks for the feedback, once I nailed down when I figured I'd work on the route. There seems to be a lot of threads on the subject.

Thanks,
Ward
Forum: Americas 08-05-2008, 04:57 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 517
Posted By wardo
Blue Ridge Riding Season?

I am trying to schedule a trip to the Blue Ridge area this coming late autumn, and would like to get a sense of when is too late in the season. Can I push into November or December, if so how far?...
Forum: Racing 08-03-2008, 03:40 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 3,311
Posted By wardo
The course seemed pretty contrived. In the finals...

The course seemed pretty contrived. In the finals they didn't have much to work with. After Burkhart crashed in the first turn, Jeff pretty much walked away with it. The primary anouncer was...
Forum: Beasts 07-30-2008, 06:15 PM
Replies: 6,325
Views: 1,355,851
Posted By wardo
On the CS nut, an impact wrench will spin it...

On the CS nut, an impact wrench will spin it right off, no bar required. As far as mileage, I seem yo get 2 mpg better with the 16t, after correcting for the 6% ODO error.

Regards,
Wardo
Forum: Beasts 07-26-2008, 06:35 PM
Replies: 6,325
Views: 1,355,851
Posted By wardo
I swapped out to the 16t, steel CS sprocket. It...

I swapped out to the 16t, steel CS sprocket. It is a bit noisier, but I prefer the lower revs for most of the riding I do. There is plenty on tap for the twisties, and it is less spun out on the long...
Forum: Northeast - Greater Flugistan and home of the carpet baggers. 07-11-2008, 10:58 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,611
Posted By wardo
Bomberdave, Sounds like a great trip, there...

Bomberdave,
Sounds like a great trip, there are some great roads up here, and there do seem to be less people on them this summer. I'll try your loop soon. I live in Putney, and know Curtis'...
Forum: Northeast - Greater Flugistan and home of the carpet baggers. 06-28-2008, 01:42 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 280
Posted By wardo
Katoom 950's in Putney, VT

I was riding up to my house in Putney this afternoon on my Versys, and three 950 Adventure's passed in the opposite direction. They were appropriately covered with dirt, it looked like they were...
Forum: Beasts 06-27-2008, 04:03 AM
Replies: 6,325
Views: 1,355,851
Posted By wardo
SW-Motech Alu-Rack

I took delivery of my Versys the other day, and so far I am extremely satisfied with the bike. I like to use a topbox for functionality, so that was my first mod. Looking around I didn't see any...
Forum: Beasts 06-23-2008, 06:34 AM
Replies: 6,325
Views: 1,355,851
Posted By wardo
Thank you all for your many posts. This morning...

Thank you all for your many posts. This morning the local dealer and I agreed on OTD pricing for a new Versys, as of tomorrow, I'll be a new owner. We agreed on $6400 OTD, I could of done better...
Forum: Beasts 06-16-2008, 06:28 PM
Replies: 6,325
Views: 1,355,851
Posted By wardo
OnlyVees, Thanks so much. We'll stop by the...

OnlyVees,
Thanks so much. We'll stop by the dealer again and I'll benchmark where her knees are in relationship to the trellis and seat. Then I'll compare that to your pics.

Regards,
Wardo
Forum: Beasts 06-16-2008, 01:20 PM
Replies: 6,325
Views: 1,355,851
Posted By wardo
Thanks for the responses, OnlyVees, I'd deeply...

Thanks for the responses, OnlyVees, I'd deeply appreciate a few pics. My wife sat on the back and it was a pretty good fit, but when I look at the pictures of bikes with Givis, I wonder if they would...
Forum: Beasts 06-16-2008, 09:55 AM
Replies: 6,325
Views: 1,355,851
Posted By wardo
Hello All, Over the last week or so, I've...

Hello All,

Over the last week or so, I've read the entire 66 page thread. I am in the process of selling my '06 GS Adventure with the intention of buying a more road oriented mid-weight to...
Forum: Layin' down tracks 06-04-2008, 04:08 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 2,218
Posted By wardo
Thanks for the responses. As far as the GIS...

Thanks for the responses. As far as the GIS requirement, it is mostly because we may get help to the regional commission and we could produce a map that would have overlays of our trails, tax maps...
Forum: Layin' down tracks 06-01-2008, 08:37 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 2,218
Posted By wardo
Mapping Trails Using GPS

Hello All,


My bicycling club has decided to map our local mountain bike trails, with the intention of enhancing our trail maintenance efforts, developing new connectors, seeking permission...
Forum: Vendors 05-05-2008, 12:32 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,064
Posted By wardo
I've bought a few items from Twisted Throttle,...

I've bought a few items from Twisted Throttle, and have also been impressed with their customer service.

Regards,
Wardo
Forum: Racing 03-31-2008, 01:49 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,344
Posted By wardo
A couple things that have worked for me beyond...

A couple things that have worked for me beyond the above recommendations are:

1- Pre pump your forearms before the start of an event, let them recover but keep them warm. You may have noticed that...
Forum: Racing 01-31-2008, 08:17 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,373
Posted By wardo
I had a deer jump over my hood in a night stage...

I had a deer jump over my hood in a night stage at Sandblast. It was one of the really dense forested sections where it felt like you're driving down a green tunnel. All I could see in the...
Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 01-31-2008, 08:06 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 351
Posted By wardo
Problem solved, thanks to anyone who considered...

Problem solved, thanks to anyone who considered helping me out.

Regards,
Ward
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