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Forum: Ride reports 04-08-2014, 03:37 PM
Replies: 122
Views: 15,987
Posted By StriderJim
Mt. Airy isn't where the show was filmed, but is...

Mt. Airy isn't where the show was filmed, but is Andy Griffith's hometown.
And no, there's not much to it.
Forum: Road warriors 08-29-2013, 10:19 PM
Replies: 184
Views: 20,858
Posted By StriderJim
How many have you looked for? And how many...

How many have you looked for?

And how many of any brand do you see with more than 100,000 miles?
You know how many you THINK are out there. That's all.

There are plenty of Harleys with over...
Forum: Road warriors 08-29-2013, 11:47 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,368
Posted By StriderJim
Trailduster, I'm not an authority on...

Trailduster,
I'm not an authority on Harleys.....I do ride a Road Glide Ultra.

I would only point out what may be obvious....that the RK and Fat Boy are built on different frames. The...
Forum: Day Trippin' 08-17-2013, 08:44 PM
Replies: 90
Views: 10,542
Posted By StriderJim
Liberia, just found this thread, and will be...

Liberia, just found this thread, and will be happy to do some ride reports. I currently live in Hickory, NC, just across 'the mountain' from Elizabethton and Limestone. I was born in...
Forum: Trip Planning 08-03-2013, 04:17 AM
Replies: 212
Views: 34,539
Posted By StriderJim
People who don't like, don't use, and don't know...

People who don't like, don't use, and don't know anything about guns are invariably great authorities on them.

Their advice is often something of the form: "you'll be shaking so bad you won't be...
Forum: Americas 04-25-2013, 06:17 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 1,882
Posted By StriderJim
Hello Yeti, I've done a fair amount of...

Hello Yeti,
I've done a fair amount of riding long distance, and have found that--including stops--I average 50mph or a little more, when just riding point-to-point on main highways.

Some...
Forum: Road warriors 03-21-2013, 03:28 AM
Replies: 95
Views: 9,122
Posted By StriderJim
Hi Jerry, If you're responding to my post...

Hi Jerry,
If you're responding to my post about Kaw Voyagers, you're not up on current models. In 2009, Kawasaki introduced a new touring bike which whey call "Voyager", though it's very...
Forum: Road warriors 03-20-2013, 06:55 PM
Replies: 95
Views: 9,122
Posted By StriderJim
Kawasaki makes a very fine touring bike called a...

Kawasaki makes a very fine touring bike called a Voyager. I have a friend who has one with 150,000 miles on it, and still running strong. It has a frame-mounted fairing, and lots of farkles, to...
Forum: Face plant 03-17-2013, 06:49 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 6,026
Posted By StriderJim
Best wishes to you from North Carolina, Doug. ...

Best wishes to you from North Carolina, Doug.

Hope to meet you on the road this summer.

Strider
Hickory, NC
^^^^^
'12 Road Glide Ultra
^^^^^
"...eventually, all things turn into one,
Forum: Trip Planning 03-17-2013, 06:48 AM
Replies: 212
Views: 34,539
Posted By StriderJim
Armchair decision-making about what will make a...

Armchair decision-making about what will make a bear run away is worth exactly the effort put into it.
Forum: Road warriors 03-16-2013, 07:51 PM
Replies: 95
Views: 9,122
Posted By StriderJim
There's a reasonably substantiated story that the...

There's a reasonably substantiated story that the 2014 HD Road Glide is going to be 're-designed'. Another rumor---around for some years---is that it will come back with a water-cooled engine.
...
Forum: Ride reports 02-23-2013, 04:42 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,530
Posted By StriderJim
Really enjoyed that, Joe. Thanks for posting. ...

Really enjoyed that, Joe. Thanks for posting.

From here in N.C., on a Road Glide.

StriderJim
Forum: Trip Planning 02-05-2013, 05:10 PM
Replies: 212
Views: 34,539
Posted By StriderJim
Then you probably don't want to do any camping in...

Then you probably don't want to do any camping in the U.S.
Forum: Ride reports 02-02-2013, 04:44 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 6,595
Posted By StriderJim
Subscribed here, NoMoIke. I'm just up the...

Subscribed here, NoMoIke.

I'm just up the road from your starting point, in Hickory. Just found ADVriders a few weeks ago, and starting to think I need a dual-sport, instead of this limousine...
Forum: Pics, pics, pics... 02-01-2013, 08:11 PM
Replies: 63
Views: 8,731
Posted By StriderJim
Excellent! Did the newborn fawn make it?

Excellent!

Did the newborn fawn make it?
Forum: Ride reports 02-01-2013, 05:33 AM
Replies: 4,852
Views: 3,205,185
Posted By StriderJim
Whoops! My apologies. I see MadStrom had...

Whoops! My apologies. I see MadStrom had already posted this link yesterday. Hadn't read the last posts when I posted this.

Carry On!
Forum: Ride reports 02-01-2013, 05:26 AM
Replies: 4,852
Views: 3,205,185
Posted By StriderJim
Extreme isolation in Siberia

Some might enjoy this article, on a family who lived in total isolation in Siberia for over 40 years......as a result of religious persecution in the middle 20th c.

Not sure how to properly post...
Forum: Equipment 01-31-2013, 07:59 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 2,211
Posted By StriderJim
Thanks for the help, Bob. See you on the...

Thanks for the help, Bob.

See you on the road (well, probably not in Indonesia!)
Forum: Equipment 01-31-2013, 08:56 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 2,211
Posted By StriderJim
Thanks to ALL for the input. I'm thinking...

Thanks to ALL for the input.

I'm thinking that hard, strap-on style armor would be cooler in hot weather, but that soft "tube"-style armor would be more comfortable, generally.

Would that be a...
Forum: Equipment 01-31-2013, 08:39 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 2,211
Posted By StriderJim
Thanks, Bob. How would you feel about...

Thanks, Bob.
How would you feel about wearing them 10-12 hours a day, for days on end, in hot weather? :eek1
Forum: Equipment 01-31-2013, 08:36 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 2,211
Posted By StriderJim
Thanks for the reply, and yes, I'm finding other...

Thanks for the reply, and yes, I'm finding other HD riders. Currently reading through Fast Ferris's thread, who apparently lives not too far from me.

I'm not hardcore Harley, though. The RG is...
Forum: Equipment 01-30-2013, 12:21 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 2,211
Posted By StriderJim
knee/shin armor for touring

Hello all. This is my first post in the forum.

I'm interested in upgrading my gear, and could use some input.
I'm a road rider only, and ride a large touring bike--you know, the kind you hate....
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