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Forum: Road warriors 03-30-2010, 01:09 PM
Replies: 351
Views: 79,682
Posted By leigh
goodcat8, particularly love that first...

goodcat8, particularly love that first picture!:clap
Forum: Alaska 08-23-2009, 08:25 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,233
Posted By leigh
Just back (to Virginia) from a Northerly trip...

Just back (to Virginia) from a Northerly trip with about the same amount of riding time as you had. Ride report is here: http://www.advrider.com/forums/showthread.php?t=494999 . Our route is...
Forum: Alaska 08-21-2009, 10:24 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 842
Posted By leigh
Talking Ride Report!

Arrived late Saturday into Anchorage, woke up Sunday to head up to the in-laws cabin in Big Lake and to meet Nancy and Keith to pick up the KLRs. Rise and shine baby, it's time to go ride!

...
Forum: Alaska 08-21-2009, 09:41 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 842
Posted By leigh
Actually we rented from:...

Actually we rented from: http://www.rentalaska.com/ . Only good things to say about Nancy and Keith Hull--they were great. Full ride report coming--I'm sitting at Phoenix airport uploading photos...
Forum: Alaska 08-11-2009, 12:09 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 842
Posted By leigh
Wow, great tip and link, thanks! And what...

Wow, great tip and link, thanks!

And what are the locals thoughts on the Seward Highway at present--husband's concerned that there have been so many ugly accidents as of late.
Forum: Alaska 08-11-2009, 11:21 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 842
Posted By leigh
Road reports for general roadtrip

All,

The hubby and I are leaving this weekend for a week visit to the in-laws in Anchorage. We've rented a pair of KLRs for 4 days and were planning to make a run for the Arctic Circle (not...
Forum: Face plant 07-13-2009, 06:35 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 2,541
Posted By leigh
Yes. Rule of thumb I've always heard is if you...

Yes. Rule of thumb I've always heard is if you say to yourself "wow, I'm sure glad I had a helmet on" it's time for a new helmet...
Forum: Alaska 07-05-2009, 09:26 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,521
Posted By leigh
Perhaps you hopped on the wrong bike...one with a...

Perhaps you hopped on the wrong bike...one with a dry clutch? :)

Seriously though, if you end up needing a tow out, I'd suggest contacting http://www.rentalaska.com/index.html to see what they...
Forum: Europe 06-26-2009, 09:52 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 392
Posted By leigh
A swing and a miss. Anyhow, for archival...

A swing and a miss. Anyhow, for archival purposes this is a great lil town. Highly recommend a detour out here for anyone visiting St Petersburg, and it looks to be a fun place to ride :)
Forum: Europe 06-25-2009, 03:58 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 392
Posted By leigh
Question Repino Russia

Last minute, but it's looking like I'll have some free time in Repino tomorrow. Seeing bikes everywhere has me itching to ride. Anyone know of rentals out here (without going into St Petersburg)? ...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 06-10-2009, 04:13 PM
Replies: 59
Views: 5,142
Posted By leigh
Yeah, people are weird. I hurt my foot slipping...

Yeah, people are weird. I hurt my foot slipping while crawling on breakwater rocks to fish and about 90% of the people who know me, when seeing me hobbling this week, say "wow, bike accident huh?" ...
Forum: Trip Planning 06-10-2009, 09:28 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 4,156
Posted By leigh
To go hand in hand with all the folks...

To go hand in hand with all the folks recommending avoiding the major highways, if you have time to make it scenic, I highly recommend picking up the Blue Ridge Parkway in NC and taking that until it...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 06-10-2009, 06:27 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 2,018
Posted By leigh
I agree completely. As an example...I get funny...

I agree completely. As an example...I get funny looks wearing all leathers just popping around Norfolk, but my self-policing is that I don't go through the Hampton Roads Bridge Tunnel in less than...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 06-05-2009, 11:07 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 574
Posted By leigh
I'd try a long heartfelt conversation with the...

I'd try a long heartfelt conversation with the misses. You're thinking she's trying to keep you from what you love, and she's probably wondering why you don't want to spend that time with the family...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 06-05-2009, 04:15 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 2,755
Posted By leigh
Yondering, I did successfully control the...

Yondering,

I did successfully control the bike precisely because I was riding appropriate speeds for the conditions. I actually attribute much of the successful reaction involved to having taken...
Forum: Layin' down tracks 05-28-2009, 12:25 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,491
Posted By leigh
The cradle the comes with the Zumo 450 motorcycle...

The cradle the comes with the Zumo 450 motorcycle ram mount uses a 4 pin plug. I want to use that cradle.
Forum: Thumpers 05-27-2009, 07:34 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 2,163
Posted By leigh
100 miles?!? I already put 60 on her today alone...

100 miles?!? I already put 60 on her today alone :D. Will do--thanks for all the tips!
Forum: Thumpers 05-27-2009, 06:54 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 2,163
Posted By leigh
Meet River

All,

Thanks again for all the terrific advice. I did get a TE450, had her delivered straight to my local suspension magician, who got her all set for li'l ol me. Finally picked her up today and...
Forum: Layin' down tracks 05-26-2009, 07:09 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,491
Posted By leigh
Question Zumo 450 cigarette lighter adapter question

All,

This seems like a ridiculously simple question, but I can't seem to find the answer anywhere (and I promise, I did search this site). I'm looking for a cigarette lighter to garmin 4-pin plug...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 05-23-2009, 10:31 AM
Replies: 71
Views: 6,419
Posted By leigh
I'm always interested observing the differences...

I'm always interested observing the differences between when I'm on the Supersport versus the Gran Canyon. Exact same engine, but one's a yellow sport bike and the other, well, no one ever knows...
Forum: Face plant 05-23-2009, 10:21 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,325
Posted By leigh
Thanks for posting. I love that you're groaning...

Thanks for posting. I love that you're groaning and laughing simultaneously. I mean, we all like to believe we do that, but you have proof :D
Forum: Trip Planning 05-21-2009, 08:15 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 2,823
Posted By leigh
I find using google to search the site works a...

I find using google to search the site works a lot better than the site's search function, for what it's worth. Just when you do your google search add in "site:advrider.com" then your keywords. ...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 05-20-2009, 09:14 AM
Replies: 130
Views: 6,527
Posted By leigh
Lessee...there are the usuals, deer, nutty...

Lessee...there are the usuals, deer, nutty drivers, etc... But, I'd say coming across one of these on the road would induce some real pucker factor. I mean, at least a deer is unlikely to try to...
Forum: Face plant 05-19-2009, 01:18 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 4,792
Posted By leigh
I dunno--personally I find it more draining to be...

I dunno--personally I find it more draining to be in front since you always have to keep an eye on your spouse behind you--which in dirt involves way too much bouncing up and down to get an angle on...
Forum: Europe 05-08-2009, 06:28 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 21,084
Posted By leigh
Yep, I gave up. I'd only have one day on my...

Yep, I gave up. I'd only have one day on my business trip for fun riding, so I can't justify spending that much money on a bike rental. Will wait until I can go to Iceland for fun instead.

And...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 05-05-2009, 08:22 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 2,755
Posted By leigh
Pissed How to follow up after a near death experience?

I was riding on in to work this morning on Zoe and given the wet roads from all the rain we've been having lately, I was actually riding rather slowly. In fact I was thinking through some of the...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 05-04-2009, 04:55 AM
Replies: 49
Views: 2,992
Posted By leigh
For me, responsiveness and fairness are key. I...

For me, responsiveness and fairness are key. I gave up on our local mega-dealership when I was trading my Seca into an XT225. Both them and our local used bike shop had an XT on the floor and both...
Forum: Australia 05-02-2009, 02:31 PM
Replies: 175
Views: 20,846
Posted By leigh
Thumpy et al, This thread is making me...

Thumpy et al,

This thread is making me really want an excuse to get to Australia!

As for the cat and snakes, I actually don't think she's messing with the snakes (even if ours up here are...
Forum: Australia 04-30-2009, 05:33 AM
Replies: 175
Views: 20,846
Posted By leigh
We get little ones all over the place...

We get little ones all over the place here--mostly black rat snakes, and the occasional copperhead. Spent one summer in perpetual battle with a black rat snake whose favorite place to molt/eat/seek...
Forum: Trip Planning 04-29-2009, 11:30 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,073
Posted By leigh
Was on the BRP in a leather jacket last...

Was on the BRP in a leather jacket last weekend--even with it being 90 in Roanoke, the parkway stayed cool enough to be manageable in leather. So mid-May, I'd error on the heavier side. It can get...
Forum: Americas 04-29-2009, 09:23 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,471
Posted By leigh
Consider distributing the brief case, laptop, and...

Consider distributing the brief case, laptop, and accessories between the two side cases with clothes packed around. Unless your clothes are rather heavy, you'll probably be a tad lopsided with all...
Forum: Orange Crush 04-29-2009, 09:18 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 994
Posted By leigh
You mean there are bikes out there that have...

You mean there are bikes out there that have clutches that don't sound like they're rattling towards a catastrophic explosion?

\I've grown way too used to dry clutches.
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 04-29-2009, 07:23 AM
Replies: 58
Views: 4,721
Posted By leigh
Rick, I'll rise to that challenge! Here's a...

Rick, I'll rise to that challenge! Here's a photo from a ride I took with a friend in the local moto-club (a BMW club that plays nice with riders of all makes/models). I'm the KLR, friend is the...
Forum: Americas 04-29-2009, 06:00 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,471
Posted By leigh
I've done it a little--also used a Givi case for...

I've done it a little--also used a Givi case for the important stuff, soft bag for the rest. These days I'm more pelican case oriented, so laptop and heels (I dunno, I'm always afraid of sticking a...
Forum: Beasts 04-28-2009, 01:34 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 951
Posted By leigh
Any experience with aftermarket tail-light/turn...

Any experience with aftermarket tail-light/turn signal assemblies on the GC? I'd like something sleeker than the stock one if I can find such a thing...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 04-28-2009, 11:54 AM
Replies: 58
Views: 4,721
Posted By leigh
Are you calling my Ducati a shit sandwich...

Are you calling my Ducati a shit sandwich :waysad?

Discussion, even banter is healthy. But it seems there's always a group that wants to tear apart Ducati and/or Harleys and/or the target bike...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 04-28-2009, 08:49 AM
Replies: 58
Views: 4,721
Posted By leigh
What is with all the anti-Duc animosity and the...

What is with all the anti-Duc animosity and the pro-Duc chest beating?

Ride what you love. Respect the loves of others.
Forum: Beasts 04-28-2009, 06:25 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 951
Posted By leigh
Cagiva Gran Canyon Tail Light Assembly

Fellow Cagivistas (is that even the right term?),

When I bought my GC the tail-light plastic was broken where the left turn signal joins to the assembly. It had been like that since the PO to the...
Forum: Thumpers 04-24-2009, 05:56 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 2,662
Posted By leigh
Thumb Congratulations, and welcome back to riding! :D

Congratulations, and welcome back to riding! :D
Forum: Thumpers 04-24-2009, 05:09 AM
Replies: 41
Views: 2,163
Posted By leigh
You guys rock! All the input here and PMs have...

You guys rock! All the input here and PMs have helped me tremendously. I've got a new, in the crate '08 TE450 with my name on it, and have added a small dirt-only TBD bike to the wishlist. Will...
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