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Forum: Equipment 11-03-2014, 03:57 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 526
Posted By MarylandStrom
I believe First Gear heated jackets are made by...

I believe First Gear heated jackets are made by Warm and Safe. If so, I don't think you are worried about quality there. Especially considering Warm and Safe will warranty First Gear jackets.
...
Forum: Equipment 11-03-2014, 10:46 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 806
Posted By MarylandStrom
I use Gasbuddy as well. Works great. I find...

I use Gasbuddy as well. Works great.

I find searching Gasbuddy on the laptop is easier than my iphone. I can bring up the colored map and zoom in to various stations easily.

I will store the...
Forum: Equipment 11-03-2014, 10:33 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 2,901
Posted By MarylandStrom
Provided the chain is off, I assume you only have...

Provided the chain is off, I assume you only have to wrorry about tire wear, which you say is minimal and the bearings. Having a bearing go on a long trip will eventually destroy the hub. Check for...
Forum: Equipment 11-03-2014, 10:07 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 516
Posted By MarylandStrom
I have been using one of those for years. From...

I have been using one of those for years. From my experience, you need a decent SUV or van to be totally safe. Sure cars can perform the task, but for optimum stability, a larger vehicle is better....
Forum: Beasts 10-27-2014, 09:48 PM
Replies: 79
Views: 19,636
Posted By MarylandStrom
Installed a Full Bore Tour King front tire in...

Installed a Full Bore Tour King front tire in 2011 and got 8,500 miles out of it. Tread was about gone. No issues with the tire at all other than I am used to getting 14,000 miles on my go to tire,...
Forum: Equipment 10-22-2014, 09:51 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 819
Posted By MarylandStrom
You do realize there is already an existing...

You do realize there is already an existing thread on this don't you? You may want to search before posting a new thread.

http://advrider.com/forums/showthread.php?t=554481&highlight=warm+safe...
Forum: The Garage 10-16-2014, 07:12 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 484
Posted By MarylandStrom
There is a car detailer out of NY City that does...

There is a car detailer out of NY City that does amazing videos on removing scratches. He is very anal and sort of nerdy, but he knows his stuff. I will include a link below of one of his videos. The...
Forum: Equipment 10-14-2014, 01:30 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,567
Posted By MarylandStrom
I had the same issues with wet cold rides. ...

I had the same issues with wet cold rides. Eventually bought snowmobiles gloves off ebay on a closeout. Probably paid $30 on $90 gloves. It helped a lot that they were an ugly shade of yellow. ...
Forum: Layin' down tracks 10-11-2014, 07:44 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,679
Posted By MarylandStrom
I used to use automotive polishing compound on...

I used to use automotive polishing compound on several of my watches years ago. I always seemed to rub the watches against door frames and they would scratch.

The polishing compound worked...
Forum: Beasts 10-11-2014, 09:21 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 2,272
Posted By MarylandStrom
I think a lot of us find great deals on slightly...

I think a lot of us find great deals on slightly used adventure bikes. I know I did. My Strom had less than 500 miles on it and three years old.

Apparently the guy bought based on looks or what...
Forum: Beasts 10-10-2014, 08:33 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 2,272
Posted By MarylandStrom
You will absolutely crash it in the first year,...

You will absolutely crash it in the first year, or more likely drop it in the driveway or garage. Whatever method it goes down will be expensive.

Since everyone suggested not going with an 800...
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 09-09-2014, 10:45 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 2,030
Posted By MarylandStrom
I live in that area and travel I-95 a lot. The...

I live in that area and travel I-95 a lot. The cause of certain people camping out in the left lane boils down to an entitlement issue. I can't really elaborate any further, but I'm sure you know...
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 09-09-2014, 09:53 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,272
Posted By MarylandStrom
If you don't mind going north of Frederick, MD,...

If you don't mind going north of Frederick, MD, check out the Catoctin Mts. There are a lot of dirt roads there. You can even check out the area around the President's retreat, Camp David.
...
Forum: Battle scooters 09-08-2014, 04:26 PM
Replies: 282
Views: 17,818
Posted By MarylandStrom
I can't help but think fuel mileage might be a...

I can't help but think fuel mileage might be a factor in sales. The Honda PCX150 is getting around 100mpg in the states, but the Fuelly website is reporting 65 to 75 mpg for the Yamaha Majesty 125. ...
Forum: Airheads 02-07-2014, 10:08 AM
Replies: 75
Views: 6,412
Posted By MarylandStrom
I have made a similar off the wall comment in the...

I have made a similar off the wall comment in the past when I saw a guy with his pants riding down to a point where his underwear is hanging out. "Dude, you need to pull your pants up, you're...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 02-06-2014, 01:05 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,814
Posted By MarylandStrom
Not sure what country you are in (fill in your...

Not sure what country you are in (fill in your location!), but grab a bottle of Mr Clean (green bottle), mix it 50/50 with water in a spray bottle and spray it on a dry dirty bike. Let sit for 15...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 02-06-2014, 04:51 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 2,966
Posted By MarylandStrom
I believe that joke was already used in post...

I believe that joke was already used in post number 3 by Randyo.
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 01-31-2014, 10:27 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,670
Posted By MarylandStrom
I was the same way until it starting reaching 1...

I was the same way until it starting reaching 1 degree Fahrenheit (-17 Celsius) here outside of Washington DC this winter. Then the car starts to look very appealing.

Funny how that small...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 01-25-2014, 08:32 AM
Replies: 216
Views: 15,734
Posted By MarylandStrom
Stop feeding the troll. It's clear his opinion...

Stop feeding the troll. It's clear his opinion is the only one that counts. The rest of us will be quite happy doing miles of slab on our way to great riding areas.

I'm happy any time I am on...
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 01-23-2014, 01:55 PM
Replies: 2,101
Views: 135,312
Posted By MarylandStrom
What kills me is to watch them spread salt on the...

What kills me is to watch them spread salt on the road here in Maryland, only to find the next plow truck that comes along plows the salt away.
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 01-21-2014, 02:09 AM
Replies: 2,101
Views: 135,312
Posted By MarylandStrom
I didn't realize they put sand and gravel on the...

I didn't realize they put sand and gravel on the roads in Virginia in advance of snow. Seems kind of pointless.

While in Colorado once, I noticed they put sand on the roads, but only after the...
Forum: Beasts 01-19-2014, 10:35 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,006
Posted By MarylandStrom
Wow, why would you use a torque wrench to remove...

Wow, why would you use a torque wrench to remove something?
Forum: Beasts 01-19-2014, 10:28 AM
Replies: 3,153
Views: 595,991
Posted By MarylandStrom
I would have to agree. How could you own a bike...

I would have to agree. How could you own a bike that failed you miserably for 9 years? Did you ever consider selling it after year one? I'm confused.
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 01-18-2014, 11:03 AM
Replies: 70
Views: 5,522
Posted By MarylandStrom
I remember doing a Hare Scramble race years ago...

I remember doing a Hare Scramble race years ago that had a wicked downhill just after the start. It was more mud in the woods than gravel.

The kicker was, once you got to the bottom of the hill,...
Forum: Beasts 01-16-2014, 07:55 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 480
Posted By MarylandStrom
It might be better to advertise on the regional...

It might be better to advertise on the regional forums area within ADV Rider. Or go to a VStrom specific forum.

I always thought that would be a great place to put a spare tank.
Forum: Old's Cool 01-14-2014, 10:55 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 882
Posted By MarylandStrom
Great post. I didn't want to see it die without...

Great post. I didn't want to see it die without a positive comment.

I suspect quite a few woman were riding back then. Just not done legally. Glad that has changed.

Funny thing, her home...
Forum: Beasts 01-13-2014, 09:06 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,137
Posted By MarylandStrom
Seems to me if you are trying to learn to ride...

Seems to me if you are trying to learn to ride off road, you should be in the Thumpers section. Or if you want to learn it on a beast, stay with the 650 Strom for a while longer. I would hate to...
Forum: Equipment 01-03-2014, 06:04 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 2,962
Posted By MarylandStrom
This may be too cheap for you, but I love the...

This may be too cheap for you, but I love the following flashlight from Harbor Freight. It runs $3.49 each, but I often get a coupon in the newspaper for a free one.

It has 27 LED's and it's...
Forum: Beasts 12-29-2013, 08:28 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 2,334
Posted By MarylandStrom
I am impressed that you are even thinking about...

I am impressed that you are even thinking about your bike in Enfield, Nova Scotia in mid December. Considering you bought a battery now instead of Spring, means you must still be riding it. I...
Forum: Battle scooters 12-27-2013, 08:03 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 4,481
Posted By MarylandStrom
I like the looks of the bike, but the front...

I like the looks of the bike, but the front fender is killing me. Maybe a lower version would look good, but more than likely a different style high fender would work.
Forum: Vendors 12-25-2013, 10:31 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 8,896
Posted By MarylandStrom
Don't be so negative. He is somebody's drunk...

Don't be so negative. He is somebody's drunk uncle for god's sake. We all need one of those around the holiday. :rofl
Forum: Equipment 12-23-2013, 05:47 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 554
Posted By MarylandStrom
You really need to search first. There are lots...

You really need to search first. There are lots and lots of light threads on this forum.
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 12-20-2013, 07:14 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 2,538
Posted By MarylandStrom
Nah, I would put 5 plugs in the tire and get...

Nah, I would put 5 plugs in the tire and get another 1,000 miles out of it! :rofl
Forum: Beasts 12-16-2013, 11:25 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,341
Posted By MarylandStrom
As others have suggested, you might look to the...

As others have suggested, you might look to the chain. My 2003 Strom has surged several times since I have had it. Each time it ended up being a worn chain.

Recently I had the same thing...
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 12-14-2013, 09:12 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 905
Posted By MarylandStrom
Seems to me they do a great job of clearing the...

Seems to me they do a great job of clearing the snow off the roads within a few days. I can't imagine why anyone would want to stop because of that. Buy warmer clothing and stay at it.

You...
Forum: Thumpers 11-09-2013, 10:24 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 2,559
Posted By MarylandStrom
You forgot the Honda XR650L. It's a fine dual...

You forgot the Honda XR650L. It's a fine dual sport, though pretty dated. That and you have to have some decent arms to control the beast.
Forum: Thumpers 11-09-2013, 10:20 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 939
Posted By MarylandStrom
EPA regulations are killing them: ...

EPA regulations are killing them:

http://americanlifan.com/

American Lifan regrets to inform its loyal dealership base that the LF250-GY7 and LF400 will not be imported into these United...
Forum: Battle scooters 10-31-2013, 05:04 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,372
Posted By MarylandStrom
As they say, everything is bigger in Texas. ...

As they say, everything is bigger in Texas. Maybe that means everything is more expensive in Texas as well.
Forum: Equipment 10-30-2013, 12:00 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 2,154
Posted By MarylandStrom
I fully agree on the vest. It can be cheaply...

I fully agree on the vest. It can be cheaply replaced when it begins to fade.

I have an Olympia AST jacket (the original one) and the hi viz stained and faded very badly. And I never take my...
Forum: Beasts 10-28-2013, 06:40 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 963
Posted By MarylandStrom
I would think if you searched google you will...

I would think if you searched google you will find hours of reading on both bikes.
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