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Forum: Epic Ride Reports 06-30-2015, 09:40 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,930
Posted By hewhohesit8s
We are starting to see a pattern to these recent...

We are starting to see a pattern to these recent days and today fit that pattern. After a too big breakfast at IHOP

we headed west on US70. The desert is beautiful and the cacti are flowering. ...
Forum: Epic Ride Reports 06-29-2015, 09:35 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,930
Posted By hewhohesit8s
The plan for today was to hit up Roswell, then go...

The plan for today was to hit up Roswell, then go to Cloudcroft, a place we had gone through on a previous trip, and overnight in Alamogordo, because... it has a cool name. The ride started early...
Forum: Epic Ride Reports 06-28-2015, 07:37 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,930
Posted By hewhohesit8s
Today's achievement in motorcycle maintenance...

Today's achievement in motorcycle maintenance mastery was demonstrated by Richard. Prior to adding the oil that I identified as missing yesterday morning, Richard suggested we check again with the...
Forum: Epic Ride Reports 06-27-2015, 07:12 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,930
Posted By hewhohesit8s
We knew from yesterday's forecast that we were in...

We knew from yesterday's forecast that we were in for some thundershowers overnight and in the morning even though we we up early. We checked the oil on the bikes - it appears I'm down a few...
Forum: Epic Ride Reports 06-26-2015, 07:07 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,930
Posted By hewhohesit8s
Today started at a more civilized 10:00 with...

Today started at a more civilized 10:00 with nothing but blue skys. It was already 29C in the shade of the trees that line the Natchez Trace as we made our way to US82 which was going to be our...
Forum: Epic Ride Reports 06-26-2015, 06:19 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,930
Posted By hewhohesit8s
Moto66, we had not decided between going up 180...

Moto66, we had not decided between going up 180 or 191. I'll tally your vote under the 191 column
Forum: Epic Ride Reports 06-26-2015, 10:27 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,930
Posted By hewhohesit8s
Hey Mark. I'll file that for the next time i'm...

Hey Mark. I'll file that for the next time i'm there. We're headed out of Mississippi. Curious as to what bike you get next.
Forum: Epic Ride Reports 06-26-2015, 05:44 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,930
Posted By hewhohesit8s
We left Cherokee at an uncharacteristically early...

We left Cherokee at an uncharacteristically early 8:15 in an uncharacteristically cool 19C. Now that Richard is riding the BMW, the morning loading ritual has been much abbreviated. We can now be...
Forum: Epic Ride Reports 06-24-2015, 07:42 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,930
Posted By hewhohesit8s
Well at least we found the heat. As planned,...

Well at least we found the heat. As planned, Dan from GSMmotorent picked up Richard at the hotel at 8:00 this AM and we proceed to their shop in Townsend, next to the Great Smokey Mountain(GSM)...
Forum: Epic Ride Reports 06-23-2015, 07:33 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,930
Posted By hewhohesit8s
The wrath of the cszars

After studying the Weather Network we thought our best bet to avoid the wrath of the weather czars (to use the correct local designation) was to head to Chattanooga. We carted our stuff down to the...
Forum: Epic Ride Reports 06-22-2015, 06:59 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,930
Posted By hewhohesit8s
If there is a biker god, and why wouldn't there...

If there is a biker god, and why wouldn't there be, he was looking down on us today and making sure the weather was ideal, the roads sufficiently twisty, the traffic providing just the appropriate...
Forum: Epic Ride Reports 06-22-2015, 05:55 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,930
Posted By hewhohesit8s
Hullo and Killer... Thanks for the...

Hullo and Killer... Thanks for the recommendations, we will give both a try.
Forum: Epic Ride Reports 06-21-2015, 06:10 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,930
Posted By hewhohesit8s
They say (the mythical they) that Inuits have 20+...

They say (the mythical they) that Inuits have 20+ words to describe different types of snow. Bikers should have that many words to describe the different types of rain. If we did, I could say we...
Forum: Epic Ride Reports 06-20-2015, 08:04 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,930
Posted By hewhohesit8s
Heat Seekers

Another year, another road trip. For the 8th year in a row, I'm told, we are embarking on a salutory sanity salvageing escapade towards heat, lots of heat. Actually, last year's adventure to Inuvik...
Forum: Ridiculous streetbikes with 6 CPUs and too much horsepower (1050/1190/1290cc) 05-24-2015, 07:07 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 724
Posted By hewhohesit8s
My problem was with the rims. I ran over a rock...

My problem was with the rims. I ran over a rock and bent the front rim. The seal that covers the spokes nipples then would not keep the air in. I sent the wheel to Woody's who straightened the...
Forum: Canada 03-14-2015, 02:56 PM
Replies: 56
Views: 3,274
Posted By hewhohesit8s
pay to play

Just paid for the insurance here in Ont. on 4 bikes. You gatta pay to play. Insurance is never about value. You belong to a cohort (riders) who, on average, break shit. Doesn't have to be your...
Forum: Canada 03-01-2015, 01:31 PM
Replies: 56
Views: 5,975
Posted By hewhohesit8s
Dempster Aug '14

We did the Dempster last August. It was drizzling when we got up in Dawson, and I was all for waiting it out, but my partner, who hadn't read as much about the road as I had said, "how bad can it be...
Forum: Ridiculous streetbikes with 6 CPUs and too much horsepower (1050/1190/1290cc) 09-05-2014, 12:50 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 5,075
Posted By hewhohesit8s
hmmmm, ok thanks. my impression was that...

hmmmm, ok thanks.

my impression was that they (KTM) had a bad batch of seals, but it might be that they just have a batch of badly installed seals.
Forum: Ridiculous streetbikes with 6 CPUs and too much horsepower (1050/1190/1290cc) 09-05-2014, 11:33 AM
Replies: 46
Views: 5,075
Posted By hewhohesit8s
Innopertune leak in the front wheel

Like others, I had a wooble on the front wheel and mentioned it at the 1000km service. Then went out on a ride in some rougher roads and put a dent in the front wheel. When I went back to the dealer...
Forum: Epic Ride Reports 09-01-2014, 03:06 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,907
Posted By hewhohesit8s
Through the Praries and onto the Alaska Highway

Not much to say about the prairies except that there appeared to be more oil and gas development going on in the northern parts than I had expected. That meant that what traffic there was tended to...
Forum: Epic Ride Reports 08-31-2014, 07:37 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,907
Posted By hewhohesit8s
Day 2 - to Winnipeg.

The thing about Canada in general and Ontario in particular is that it's BIG. 800 plus km and we were just in the Sault. It would take us another day to get to the Peg, our destination for day 2. ...
Forum: Epic Ride Reports 08-31-2014, 04:33 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,907
Posted By hewhohesit8s
Intro and day 1

Richard and I have been going on these August Adventures for seven years now, hence the imaginative title to the thread. Planning usually starts in the winter over a dinner and a few drinks. This...
Forum: Epic Ride Reports 08-31-2014, 08:50 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,907
Posted By hewhohesit8s
Ted, you must be glued to the weather...

Ted, you must be glued to the weather forecast.... gets cold in them hills. Wish I were going back with you. Saw some roads there and thought, "Bet Ted goes down this road when he's here in Sep"
Forum: Epic Ride Reports 08-31-2014, 08:43 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,907
Posted By hewhohesit8s
Ha, funny you mention that.... just pulled this...

Ha, funny you mention that.... just pulled this from the humidor to go sit on the deck and enjoy some sun...
http://hewhohesit8s.smugmug.com/Motorcycles/Trip-2014/i-2GfXMBt/0/M/IMG_6299-M.jpg
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Forum: Epic Ride Reports 08-30-2014, 09:21 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,907
Posted By hewhohesit8s
So I took the 1190R and my buddy was on a Triumph...

So I took the 1190R and my buddy was on a Triumph Tiger 800XC. They performed really well except for a few minor niggles I'll get to later.

You're not going to like my answer, but the reason we...
Forum: Epic Ride Reports 08-30-2014, 07:46 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,907
Posted By hewhohesit8s
Annual August Adventure - V7 Ontario to Inuvik

We just got back from our Annual August Adventure which this year took us to the Canadian north. Previous editions have seen us do the Trans lab, a few trans-continental trips, part of the trans...
Forum: Ridiculous streetbikes with 6 CPUs and too much horsepower (1050/1190/1290cc) 07-16-2014, 11:29 AM
Replies: 1,723
Views: 218,345
Posted By hewhohesit8s
When installing the Uni ...

So I installed the Uni on my 2014 R yesterday... I managed to turn a 90 min job into 6 hours. So I thought I would pass on a few installation tips.

1 - Make sure you disconnect the Quick...
Forum: Equipment 07-12-2014, 08:15 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 9,499
Posted By hewhohesit8s
loaded question, loaded answer

Anytime someone asks, "is it worth it?", it doesn't matter what the "it" is. Unless you specify all your variables - miles ridden, locations ridden, disposable income, size, intangibles - there can...
Forum: Ridiculous streetbikes with 6 CPUs and too much horsepower (1050/1190/1290cc) 07-11-2014, 07:53 AM
Replies: 1,095
Views: 247,364
Posted By hewhohesit8s
Soft Luggage

alongat - Here are the bags mounted but not packed... They hold all the camping gear in the left bag and everything else (other than tools) in the right bag. The Rotopac is held by a couple of ROX...
Forum: Ridiculous streetbikes with 6 CPUs and too much horsepower (1050/1190/1290cc) 07-10-2014, 07:48 PM
Replies: 1,095
Views: 247,364
Posted By hewhohesit8s
Why I went with Soft Luggage

Not a unique experience I'm sure, nor a revelation to most of you, but as I've learned from the collective, let me add my grain of salt. I had hard cases on my 990 for 3 years (45k km) with no...
Forum: Ridiculous streetbikes with 6 CPUs and too much horsepower (1050/1190/1290cc) 07-10-2014, 07:31 PM
Replies: 1,723
Views: 218,345
Posted By hewhohesit8s
No TSB in Canada yet

I talked to my dealer today and he checked the KTM site and my bike's VIN and there isn't a Service Bulletin (yet?) for the air box, so I'll be ordering the Uni before I head out on my trip to...
Forum: Ridiculous streetbikes with 6 CPUs and too much horsepower (1050/1190/1290cc) 06-21-2014, 07:07 AM
Replies: 1,975
Views: 642,534
Posted By hewhohesit8s
Cali - I used the recommended ROX 1 3/4" rise. ...

Cali - I used the recommended ROX 1 3/4" rise. No problems at all with the cables. Easy as pie to install.

Blue - The Zumo 550 is intended to be my main gps. It's hardwired to the Acc1 and...
Forum: Ridiculous streetbikes with 6 CPUs and too much horsepower (1050/1190/1290cc) 06-19-2014, 11:07 AM
Replies: 1,975
Views: 642,534
Posted By hewhohesit8s
Finally got the last bits

Setting up for a trip to Dawson in August. Opted for the Madstad screen, the Rox risers, and the Rockey Mountain bags. The wider pegs and the highway pegs are to accommodate my bad knees.
...
Forum: Canada 06-17-2014, 05:02 PM
Replies: 1,627
Views: 123,628
Posted By hewhohesit8s
Now I'm confused

Are we talking Bayfield or Puslinch?
Forum: Canada 06-17-2014, 04:57 PM
Replies: 1,627
Views: 123,628
Posted By hewhohesit8s
I'll be there

Haven't been in a while.
Forum: Canada 06-09-2014, 08:02 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 729
Posted By hewhohesit8s
what about the Canol rd between 1 and 4?

Looking for interesting roads on the way to Dawson in August. We'll be on 1190 R and Tiger 800XC with knobies. Wondering if that requires extended fuel range or if it can be done without the...
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 06-09-2014, 04:25 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 4,674
Posted By hewhohesit8s
Multi

I kept the Multi for touring on the road, for any dirt - the 1190 - R in my case, but even the ADV Standard would be way better in the dirt
Forum: Canada 06-06-2014, 07:02 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,090
Posted By hewhohesit8s
Bridge Toll

Twonie
Forum: Canada 04-25-2014, 11:19 AM
Replies: 1,378
Views: 96,513
Posted By hewhohesit8s
I just traded in a 2010 990Adv with 46k km for a...

I just traded in a 2010 990Adv with 46k km for a 2014 1190R. I took the 990 to the west coast and back twice. I only have 800km on the 1190, but it's all the smiles of the 990 and then some. It...
Forum: Ridiculous streetbikes with 6 CPUs and too much horsepower (1050/1190/1290cc) 04-05-2014, 08:39 AM
Replies: 235
Views: 146,183
Posted By hewhohesit8s
Awaiting for the consensus to emerge

:ear

I'm in the same boat. Need to find a solution. Had a CalSci on the 990. It was ok. Buddy has a Madstad on a Tiger 800XC he swears is the best add on. So I'm gonna stay tuned....
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