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Title: Winter musings
Post by: alphabet man on October 31, 2017, 09:48:41 pm
Riding isnt  over yet 😁 (https://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20171101/66320bba4f4d0175e18e0ae8e24672a0.jpg)

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Title: Re: Winter musings
Post by: bubba zanetti on November 01, 2017, 09:43:47 am
That is one mean looking machine.  :eek:


Title: Re: Winter musings
Post by: rajflyboy on November 02, 2017, 02:29:24 pm
WTF


Title: Re: Winter musings
Post by: alphabet man on November 02, 2017, 03:14:29 pm

WTF




Title: Re: Winter musings
Post by: alphabet man on November 02, 2017, 03:16:42 pm


Title: Re: Winter musings
Post by: bubba zanetti on November 02, 2017, 03:31:33 pm
Looking out the window just now, you are going to be riding that beastie very soon !

Going to see a lot of sleds for sale in the next few years.  :bigok:

I just registered a domain for Snow-Touring.net !  :p


Title: Re: Winter musings
Post by: rajflyboy on November 02, 2017, 06:39:02 pm
Only Ronnie Renner

Snow ain’t for me

I like it hot


Title: Re: Winter musings
Post by: alphabet man on November 02, 2017, 06:58:50 pm

Only Ronnie Renner

Snow ain’t for me

I like it hot


True for most, but I have to make the best of where I live and what I have :)  And don't knock until you try it, super fun!


Title: Re: Winter musings
Post by: rajflyboy on November 02, 2017, 07:41:40 pm



True for most, but I have to make the best of where I live and what I have :)  And don't knock until you try it, super fun!


U must live in Vancouver  :lol:


Title: Re: Winter musings
Post by: alphabet man on November 04, 2017, 10:11:38 am



U must live in Vancouver  :lol:


Close, except I am on the other side of the province, in the middle of the Rocky Mtns in a town of 3000 people, so kind of like Vancouver, but not really :)  we do have  a street light now so we are growing.


Title: Re: Winter musings
Post by: Mrs. DantesDame on November 04, 2017, 02:37:17 pm

we do have  a street light now so we are growing.


 :lol:  I'm impressed!


Title: Re: Winter musings
Post by: Baz on November 04, 2017, 02:44:44 pm



Close, except I am on the other side of the province, in the middle of the Rocky Mtns in a town of 3000 people, so kind of like Vancouver, but not really :)  we do have  a street light now so we are growing.


Photo radar program will be coming soon now.  :lol:


Title: Re: Winter musings
Post by: motrhead on November 05, 2017, 10:41:27 am



Photo radar program will be coming soon now.  :lol:


...and a Starbucks can't be far behind! Before long the place will be overrun with shiny clean BMW GSs!


Title: Re: Winter musings
Post by: bubba zanetti on November 05, 2017, 12:09:21 pm
It is amazing country for sure ...
(https://www.sport-touring.net/forums/gallery/9/10924_05_11_17_12_04_42_0.jpeg)

But it does get chilly ...

(https://www.sport-touring.net/forums/gallery/9/10924_05_11_17_12_04_42_1.jpeg)

The locals refer to really cold as a Three Elk Night  :shrug: :rofl:


Title: Re: Winter musings
Post by: Baz on November 05, 2017, 03:30:51 pm



...and a Starbucks can't be far behind! Before long the place will be overrun with shiny clean BMW GSs!


For an extra 5 grand I hear BMW dealers will scuff the cases for you....


Title: Re: Winter musings
Post by: Mrs. DantesDame on November 05, 2017, 03:37:57 pm



For an extra 5 grand I hear BMW dealers will scuff the cases for you....


I'll do it for half as much!

(https://photos.smugmug.com/Motorcycles/Horizontal-Bikes/i-vhFgMFG/0/71fad4ce/M/3-40-fall-M.jpg)


Title: Re: Winter musings
Post by: alphabet man on November 07, 2017, 07:20:42 am
 :lol:  



Title: Re: Winter musings
Post by: Sputnik on November 07, 2017, 03:35:10 pm

Riding isnt  over yet 😁 (https://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20171101/66320bba4f4d0175e18e0ae8e24672a0.jpg)

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Very nice!  The toy shed must be full now.  ;)


Title: Re: Winter musings
Post by: alphabet man on November 07, 2017, 05:57:30 pm


Very nice!  The toy shed must be full now.  ;)


No it's missing a nice Moto Guzzi then it will be complete :0)  oh don't let me forget the 690 or 701 ... come on lotto


Title: Re: Winter musings
Post by: alphabet man on November 18, 2017, 09:40:40 am
Yesterday(https://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20171118/bb83a04d9dcb12bf9535414db2f91d15.jpg)

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Title: Re: Winter musings
Post by: Mrs. DantesDame on November 18, 2017, 09:56:47 am
That is a beautiful amount of snow!


Title: Re: Winter musings
Post by: birdrunner on November 18, 2017, 12:36:19 pm

That is a beautiful amount of snow!



You get used to it,  and after about 3    umm 2 no one month...   :angry3:


Title: Re: Winter musings
Post by: Mrs. DantesDame on November 18, 2017, 12:56:19 pm

You get used to it,  and after about 3    umm 2 no one month...   :angry3:


I grew up in a place with an average annual snowfall of 290 cm. I know what snow is like, and I miss it.  :blbl:


Title: Re: Winter musings
Post by: bubba zanetti on November 18, 2017, 06:07:36 pm
Dave, looking forward to some video of you in action on that beastie!

Took my last ride of the year today for a couple hours. Always bittersweet.  :( The Triumph is running beautifully and at 3C it was not bad with the grips and vest cranked. Been a good year ( 8 months to the day ) of motorcycling.  :cool: Seafoam in the tank, bike all washed and clean for its long winters nap.  :sleepy:


Title: Re: Winter musings
Post by: motrhead on November 18, 2017, 08:30:18 pm



Took my last ride of the year today for a couple hours. Always bittersweet.  :( The Triumph is running beautifully and at 3C it was not bad with the grips and vest cranked. Been a good year ( 8 months to the day ) of motorcycling.  :cool: Seafoam in the tank, bike all washed and clean for its long winters nap.  :sleepy:

 Now I am jealous! I have been off the bike for 2 weeks now. We had early snow this year. I was at the local Guzzi dealers open house today (Guzzi, Kawi, Suzi, Husky, Arctic Cat), and sat on a bunch of bikes, just to ease the PMS symptoms! The Husky 701 wins the new "worst seat in the world" title, formerly held by the DZR400...and it's way too tall for me! Yes, I could ride it, but it's just not nice.
 I'm hoping for an early spring! This was my shortest riding season in a long time!!!


Title: Re: Re: Winter musings
Post by: alphabet man on November 19, 2017, 09:08:25 am

Dave, looking forward to some video of you in action on that beastie!

Took my last ride of the year today for a couple hours. Always bittersweet.  :( The Triumph is running beautifully and at 3C it was not bad with the grips and vest cranked. Been a good year ( 8 months to the day ) of motorcycling.  :cool: Seafoam in the tank, bike all washed and clean for its long winters nap.  :sleepy:
Sadly the AT took up residence in the basement way to soon. I had a good shake down on the husky yesterday even on the trails up to our riding areas its a tonne of fun once you start trusting the front ski.  It helps the PMS.

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Title: Re: Winter musings
Post by: bubba zanetti on January 23, 2018, 07:23:50 pm
Well it’s still winter, despite a brief taunt of spring. Snowing good out there again. I do believe I have cabin feaver. Been selling and buying gear, seats and cleaning out stuff.

My goal this year is to get better cooling gear as I found last summer very hot, with so many days over 36c here.  Got some great and very well vented pants and found an extremely well venting and frankly, better quality, helmet to protect my Noggin too.

The HJC RPHA 70 ST.  Hey, sounds like a new forum name for alphabetman :lol: ... but a really nice helmet as HJC is upping their game into the world of carbon and better quality.

(https://photos.smugmug.com/photos/i-cb4VVkP/0/fc1cf655/L/i-cb4VVkP-L.jpg) (https://jim-fisher.smugmug.com/My-First-Gallery/n-qcm64r/i-cb4VVkP/A)

Recent review.  https://www.webbikeworld.com/hjc-rpha70-st-hands-review/

Seems a bit early to start ride planning. But maybe not.  :headscratch:
Any thoughts or plans ...hmmm?


Title: Re: Winter musings
Post by: slvrsprint on January 23, 2018, 08:09:16 pm
I rode more miles in the dark Saturday night than I rode in all of 2017.

I was injured in March, underwent surgery and physical therapy and rode less than a hundred miles last year.  Two nights ago, I rode the 100th Anniversary Crotona Midnight Run.

Damn!  It felt good to be riding!  Even if it was from midnight to dawn, in New York, in January, on icy roads.

I spent the summer musing.  I'm back riding.


Title: Re: Winter musings
Post by: bubba zanetti on January 24, 2018, 10:36:20 am
Some of those First rides after you have been laid up, and unable to ride ... are like a rebirth. Truly an emotional high. Congrats.  :bigok:


Title: Re: Winter musings
Post by: Acadian Rider on January 24, 2018, 02:42:54 pm

Seems a bit early to start ride planning. But maybe not.  :headscratch:
Any thoughts or plans ...hmmm?


It depends on what kind of ride you are planning. In my case I have been planning since Sept-Oct when the 2017 riding season wasn't over yet.  

This year I'm riding up the Dempster all the way to Tuktoyaktuk NWT before attending the D2D in Dawson City YT (June 21-22). After that it's Alaska before pointing the front wheel towards home. Being retired and having a good wife helps.  

 


Title: Re: Winter musings
Post by: bubba zanetti on January 24, 2018, 03:40:41 pm



It depends on what kind of ride you are planning. In my case I have been planning since Sept-Oct when the 2017 riding season wasn't over yet.  

This year I'm riding up the Dempster all the way to Tuktoyaktuk NWT before attending the D2D in Dawson City YT (June 21-22). After that it's Alaska before pointing the front wheel towards home. Being retired and having a good wife helps.  

  


Wow Leon, that is a major journey you are undertaking! I am a few years from having such time. But oh my! Sounds amazing.


Title: Re: Winter musings
Post by: motrhead on January 24, 2018, 08:23:24 pm



It depends on what kind of ride you are planning. In my case I have been planning since Sept-Oct when the 2017 riding season wasn't over yet.  

This year I'm riding up the Dempster all the way to Tuktoyaktuk NWT before attending the D2D in Dawson City YT (June 21-22). After that it's Alaska before pointing the front wheel towards home. Being retired and having a good wife helps.  

  


 Nice! I'm planning to do the D2D and probably ride to Tuk after, but nothing is written in stone yet. I think I will do the Dempster in 2 days this time, instead of up and back in one.
 Also going to the West Coast Guzzi meet beginning of June in Woodinville WA...about 3,000 km closer!


Title: Re: Winter musings
Post by: Sputnik on January 25, 2018, 01:09:00 pm



 Nice! I'm planning to do the D2D and probably ride to Tuk after, but nothing is written in stone yet. I think I will do the Dempster in 2 days this time, instead of up and back in one.
 Also going to the West Coast Guzzi meet beginning of June in Woodinville WA...about 3,000 km closer!


I might try and make it to GuzziFest in June too. Let me know your plans Dean.
I'm taking the Italian Princess  for a ride in the desert (Death Valley, Vegas, Lake Havasu etc.) in February.




Title: Re: Winter musings
Post by: Oxblood on January 25, 2018, 02:58:14 pm
Is it too early to whisper "Where should we have WCRM this year?"


Title: Re: Winter musings
Post by: bubba zanetti on January 25, 2018, 03:21:15 pm

Is it too early to whisper "Where should we have WCRM this year?"


Not at all.


Title: Re: Winter musings
Post by: bubba zanetti on January 25, 2018, 03:21:52 pm



I might try and make it to GuzziFest in June too. Let me know your plans Dean.
I'm taking the Italian Princess  for a ride in the desert (Death Valley, Vegas, Lake Havasu etc.) in February.





I assume you haul your bike down at that time of year?


Title: Re: Winter musings
Post by: Mrs. DantesDame on January 25, 2018, 03:38:08 pm

Is it too early to whisper "Where should we have WCRM this year?"


Don't just whisper it - shout it out loud!!!  :wings:


Title: Re: Winter musings
Post by: Sputnik on January 25, 2018, 04:04:22 pm



I assume you haul your bike down at that time of year?


Yes, this will be my first time trying it Jim.  I bought some ramps to put it in the back of my half-ton.
We shall see how it works out....


Title: Re: Winter musings
Post by: alphabet man on January 25, 2018, 05:54:52 pm



Yes, this will be my first time trying it Jim.  I bought some ramps to put it in the back of my half-ton.
We shall see how it works out....


You be careful loading our bike :)  


Title: Re: Winter musings
Post by: Acadian Rider on January 26, 2018, 08:36:47 am



 Nice! I'm planning to do the D2D and probably ride to Tuk after, but nothing is written in stone yet. I think I will do the Dempster in 2 days this time, instead of up and back in one.
 Also going to the West Coast Guzzi meet beginning of June in Woodinville WA...about 3,000 km closer!


It would be nice to meet you at the D2D.

I am planning to take it easy on the way up and down the Dempster but long June days and good weather could change the plan.


Title: Re: Winter musings
Post by: bubba zanetti on January 26, 2018, 09:48:49 pm



Yes, this will be my first time trying it Jim.  I bought some ramps to put it in the back of my half-ton.
We shall see how it works out....


Take pics!  I am all about Death Valley these days and may be heading down there with the KTM in March.  :cool:


Title: Re: Winter musings
Post by: Blue is Best on January 26, 2018, 11:32:44 pm



I might try and make it to GuzziFest in June too. Let me know your plans Dean.
I'm taking the Italian Princess  for a ride in the desert (Death Valley, Vegas, Lake Havasu etc.) in February.





Me and a buddy will be at Lake Mead just North of Vegas the second weekend in February. Been by Lake Mead many times just have not taken the Shore Drive through the country which they say is beautiful. Lunch is on me if we could meet up,

Be sure to back your truck up to a 2 or 3 foot raised area so as to take the weight of your street bike off your push up the loading ramp.


Title: Re: Winter musings
Post by: alphabet man on January 27, 2018, 10:46:16 am



It would be nice to meet you at the D2D.

I am planning to take it easy on the way up and down the Dempster but long June days and good weather could change the plan.

swing by Fernie i will ride up with you if you want company... did I mention I retire in May  :banana:


Title: Re: Winter musings
Post by: Mrs. DantesDame on January 27, 2018, 12:13:04 pm


swing by Fernie i will ride up with you if you want company... did I mention I retire in May  :banana:


You lucky bastard!!  :bigok:


Title: Re: Winter musings
Post by: Sputnik on January 27, 2018, 12:49:34 pm



Me and a buddy will be at Lake Mead just North of Vegas the second weekend in February. Been by Lake Mead many times just have not taken the Shore Drive through the country which they say is beautiful. Lunch is on me if we could meet up,

Be sure to back your truck up to a 2 or 3 foot raised area so as to take the weight of your street bike off your push up the loading ramp.


thanks for the offer.  We will be in the area Feb 19 to 24.  


Title: Re: Winter musings
Post by: Sputnik on January 27, 2018, 01:04:43 pm



You be careful loading our bike :)  


yep.  no heroics. I'll be trying this (watch the video).
https://www.discountramps.com/motorcycle_ramps/p/MF-12038/


Title: Re: Winter musings
Post by: Sputnik on January 27, 2018, 01:10:33 pm



Take pics!  I am all about Death Valley these days and may be heading down there with the KTM in March.  :cool:


I will do Jim.  I've only been to Death Valley once before, in Feb, but not in the bike. It's a strangely desolate and beautiful place.


Title: Re: Winter musings
Post by: ST1300Rider on January 27, 2018, 01:18:31 pm
LOL, but not this one.

Don't try this at home (https://www.google.ca/url?sa=t&rct=j&q=&esrc=s&source=web&cd=1&ved=0ahUKEwix4fHk3_jYAhVE4oMKHaz9DwIQtwIIKTAA&url=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.youtube.com%2Fwatch%3Fv%3Dp8vggli15no&usg=AOvVaw1LtuCxrQA0d-5lNgWlQoPJ)



yep.  no heroics. I'll be trying this (watch the video).
https://www.discountramps.com/motorcycle_ramps/p/MF-12038/



Title: Re: Winter musings
Post by: Blue is Best on January 28, 2018, 03:21:08 pm



thanks for the offer.  We will be in the area Feb 19 to 24.  


Too bad, my buddy and I will be in the area the week before.


Title: Re: Winter musings
Post by: Acadian Rider on January 28, 2018, 03:43:42 pm


swing by Fernie i will ride up with you if you want company... did I mention I retire in May  :banana:



I retired in April 2016 and I'm loving it. Work is over rated.  :)

Are you doing the D2D also?  

So far Paul on as Wee Strom & me are leaving Moncton around May 31-June 1st and riding across Canada. There is a possibility that we will be three but no commitment from Dave yet.  

Going by Fernie would not be a detour as we are planning to do the Icefields Parkway on our way to the D2D.

Right now we are planning to do the Dempster and Tuk before the D2D unless the weather forces us to do it after. The Dempster does not look like a road you want to do in the rain.

I did make reservations in Dawson City and up the Dempster as follows:  

June 15 - "Triple J" in Dawson City
June 16 - Eagle Plains Motel
June 17-18 - "Nova Inn" in Inuvik
June 19 - Eagle Plains Motel
June 20-22 - "Triple J" in Dawson City

The dates for the D2D are June 21 & 22.  

There will probably be a lot of riders going up to Tuk either before or after D2D this year simply because it is the first year that the road is open all the way in the summer.

I'm still working on a route for after the D2D.
     


Title: Re: Winter musings
Post by: ST1300Rider on February 20, 2018, 06:47:55 pm
Well, my Alaska plans have been put on hold for another year. My dear bride of over 30 years has decided we should spend my birthday this year in Italy riding the Amalfi coast. Damn ;-) The line of credit is not getting thinner this year.  :lol:


Title: Re: Winter musings
Post by: rajflyboy on February 20, 2018, 06:54:01 pm

Well, my Alaska plans have been put on hold for another year. My dear bride of over 30 years has decided we should spend my birthday this year in Italy riding the Amalfi coast. Damn ;-) The line of credit is not getting thinner this year.  :lol:


Italy

Not a bad choice

You will get to see exactly why many Italians bolted out of there and came to the USA  :D


Title: Re: Winter musings
Post by: Mrs. DantesDame on February 21, 2018, 02:05:23 am



Italy

Not a bad choice

 :thumbsup:



You will get to see exactly why many Italians bolted out of there and came to the USA  :D


Why don't you go ride your bike or something.


Title: Re: Winter musings
Post by: alphabet man on February 21, 2018, 10:17:18 am


 :thumbsup:




Why don't you go ride your bike or something.

We suspect he has no bike  :lol:

Tentative plan to head your way in the fall or late spring of 2019   :banana: Stelvio pass is on my list, not sure if we will hire a tour company and bike or go it on our own with a friend (wink wink)


Title: Re: Winter musings
Post by: Mrs. DantesDame on February 21, 2018, 10:42:25 am

Tentative plan to head your way in the fall or late spring of 2019   :banana: Stelvio pass is on my list, not sure if we will hire a tour company and bike or go it on our own with a friend (wink wink)


 :bigok:  Sweet!!!  Keep me updated!

PS - there are "better" passes than Stelvio, you know  ;)


Title: Re: Winter musings
Post by: alphabet man on February 21, 2018, 11:54:08 am



 :bigok:  Sweet!!!  Keep me updated!

PS - there are "better" passes than Stelvio, you know  ;)


No I did not know, that's why I will need a friend  :bigok: we will have to talk sometime.


Title: Re: Winter musings
Post by: rajflyboy on February 21, 2018, 09:32:08 pm
I certainly do not have a Meals on Wheels adventure bike.  :lol:


Title: Re: Winter musings
Post by: Mrs. DantesDame on February 22, 2018, 02:40:46 am

I certainly do not have a Meals on Wheels adventure bike.  :lol:


Nor any other motorized bike at all, I suspect.

Oh well, mores the pity. Those so-called Meals on Wheels (stupid name, btw) bikes really do provide a great way to explore the world. Something that some people clearly have no interest in.  :rolleyes:


Title: Re: Winter musings
Post by: rajflyboy on February 22, 2018, 05:53:57 am
I thought Dante was being nice as of late  :lol:

I lived out of the country for one year.  That’s all the traveling I needed.

Attaching big square ugly boxes to a motorcycle is ludicrous.   Ugly fist of all.  Second of all if you need to bring that much crap with you just buy a pick up truck.  

It’s called Camp Suds.  Bring that with you and wash your clothes daily.  Bring clothes that are sweat wicking and easy to wash and dry.  



Title: Re: Winter musings
Post by: Blue is Best on February 22, 2018, 08:24:11 am



Nor any other motorized bike at all, I suspect.

Oh well, mores the pity. Those so-called Meals on Wheels (stupid name, btw) bikes really do provide a great way to explore the world. Something that some people clearly have no interest in.  :rolleyes:


You know, I try to dislike Fly Boy but he's like an ugly mut that hangs around your yard. You want to chase him off but he's got those eyes so you put up with him.

 :bigok:

Besides, he always writes that I'm nice so I feel an obligation to "back him up".                                 :facepalm:


Title: Re: Winter musings
Post by: Mrs. DantesDame on February 22, 2018, 08:34:25 am

You know, I try to dislike Fly Boy but he's like an ugly mut that hangs around your yard. You want to chase him off but he's got those eyes so you put up with him.


I know what you mean.

And you ARE nice, BiB! And blue is the best. I mean, just look at that eye color!

(https://photos.smugmug.com/People/Me/i-FHtpHxr/0/1caa8acf/O/eye.jpg)


Title: Re: Winter musings
Post by: Blue is Best on February 22, 2018, 08:39:33 am



I know what you mean.

And you ARE nice, BiB! And blue is the best. I mean, just look at that eye color!

(https://photos.smugmug.com/People/Me/i-FHtpHxr/0/1caa8acf/O/eye.jpg)


Geesh! Do I owe you money or something? Now I have to be nice to you.                 :facepalm:


Title: Re: Winter musings
Post by: alphabet man on February 22, 2018, 10:55:12 am
Nope you guys are wrong, I just don't like him he is narrow minded, antagonistic and judgmental. I suspect if he knew any or most of us he would know that most of us grew up on sports bikes, have dabbled in moto x owned more than a few ST bikes and like to explore far way places on the comfort of adv bikes. Can he ride, does he have a bike? maybe but I am pretty sure he is the type of guy I love passing on an inside corner  :D


Title: Re: Winter musings
Post by: Mrs. DantesDame on February 22, 2018, 02:00:49 pm

Nope you guys are wrong, I just don't like him he is narrow minded, antagonistic and judgmental. I suspect if he knew any or most of us he would know that most of us grew up on sports bikes, have dabbled in moto x owned more than a few ST bikes and like to explore far way places on the comfort of adv bikes. Can he ride, does he have a bike? maybe but I am pretty sure he is the type of guy I love passing on an inside corner  :D


Oh trust me, I'm not a fan of his. But I am just too nice to really say anything. But you did a wonderful job  :bigok:


Title: Re: Winter musings
Post by: motrhead on February 22, 2018, 10:57:43 pm
LOL. Raj can be a world class dink, but I would still go for a beer or a ride with him. :beerchug:
  I do think someone on a GS must have stolen his girlfriend or something for him to be so wound up about ADV bikes . I suspect he may ride a scooter. It would explain a lot.
 I am impressed that such a proud Trump devotee and redneck has a gay icon as his avatar. He may be more liberal than he let's on.


Title: Re: Winter musings
Post by: alphabet man on February 23, 2018, 07:09:37 am



Oh trust me, I'm not a fan of his. But I am just too nice to really say anything. But you did a wonderful job  :bigok:

Did you just tell me I wan't nice  :rolleyes:

LOL I would definitely have a beer with him. someone needs to straighten him out  :D


Title: Re: Winter musings
Post by: Mrs. DantesDame on February 23, 2018, 08:47:24 am

Did you just tell me I wan't nice  :rolleyes:


That's some serious reading between the lines there  :o   :lol:


Title: Re: Winter musings
Post by: rajflyboy on February 23, 2018, 05:17:48 pm

LOL. Raj can be a world class dink, but I would still go for a beer or a ride with him. :beerchug:
  I do think someone on a GS must have stolen his girlfriend or something for him to be so wound up about ADV bikes . I suspect he may ride a scooter. It would explain a lot.
 I am impressed that such a proud Trump devotee and redneck has a gay icon as his avatar. He may be more liberal than he let's on.


Freddy Mercury had talent and didn’t ask for special privilege because of who he was

A motorcycle is a work of Art and square boxes ruin that in my opinion


Title: Re: Winter musings
Post by: motrhead on February 23, 2018, 06:11:55 pm



Freddy Mercury had talent and didn’t ask for special privilege because of who he was

A motorcycle is a work of Art and square boxes ruin that in my opinion


 Exactly! I have always been a big fan of Freddy, so you'll get no argument from me :bigok:
 Square boxes serve a purpose. Big capacity, and usually some crash survivability. Form over function. I'm all about the art too, but when you need the luggage, they are great. I hear you on the posers that will never go further than Starbucks, but for a lot of us they are a necessary wart. Personally, I prefer a large soft duffle bag on my adventure bikes, and nice fiberglass/plastic bags on my sport-touring bike, but when the hard bags come stock, I use them. I do remove them for local use to.reduce wind resistance and for looks .


Title: Re: Winter musings
Post by: rajflyboy on February 23, 2018, 07:48:44 pm
If I travel by motorcycle I am a minimalist

Only a few things go with me

Camp suds allow me to keep my clothes clean daily



Title: Re: Winter musings
Post by: alphabet man on February 24, 2018, 12:32:53 am
Well we can agree on something i had a950 with giant hard boxes they were functional cant argue that but i hated them, on th AT i find the soft bags is all I need and with quick release racks I can ditch anytime.


Title: Re: Winter musings
Post by: alphabet man on February 24, 2018, 12:38:40 am
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Title: Re: Winter musings
Post by: rajflyboy on February 24, 2018, 05:33:27 am

Well we can agree on something i had a950 with giant hard boxes they were functional cant argue that but i hated them, on th AT i find the soft bags is all I need and with quick release racks I can ditch anytime.


This


Title: Re: Winter musings
Post by: Bounce on February 24, 2018, 06:44:16 am
All i need


Is this paddle ball game...

this paddle ball game and this thermos...

This paddle ball game, this thermos, and this chair...


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Title: Re: Winter musings
Post by: Mrs. DantesDame on February 24, 2018, 06:44:48 am

Well we can agree on something i had a950 with giant hard boxes they were functional cant argue that but i hated them, on th AT i find the soft bags is all I need and with quick release racks I can ditch anytime.


I guess it just depends on what one needs, and there is no "one right solution".

For instance, when Dan and I went to the Balkans last fall, we brought a lot with us. Not because we couldn't wash our clothes during the trip, but because we needed a variety of clothes: bathing suits for the beaches, shorts for wandering around warm coastal towns, warm clothes for wandering around mountain towns, hiking clothes and boots for planned hikes, waterproof jackets for inclement weather...  It all had to go somewhere. And with the hardcases I knew that my stuff would remain dry and - most important when traveling - it was lockable.

Of course, one turn of the key when I get home and I can remove the cases, so its not like it is a big deal to take them off when I need to.



And particular to my case, I use the cases for shopping. Since we don't have a car, when I go shopping in Germany I need all of the space I can get in carrying that stuff back home  :o


Title: Re: Winter musings
Post by: alphabet man on February 24, 2018, 08:46:29 am



I guess it just depends on what one needs, and there is no "one right solution".

For instance, when Dan and I went to the Balkans last fall, we brought a lot with us. Not because we couldn't wash our clothes during the trip, but because we needed a variety of clothes: bathing suits for the beaches, shorts for wandering around warm coastal towns, warm clothes for wandering around mountain towns, hiking clothes and boots for planned hikes, waterproof jackets for inclement weather...  It all had to go somewhere. And with the hardcases I knew that my stuff would remain dry and - most important when traveling - it was lockable.

Of course, one turn of the key when I get home and I can remove the cases, so its not like it is a big deal to take them off when I need to.



And particular to my case, I use the cases for shopping. Since we don't have a car, when I go shopping in Germany I need all of the space I can get in carrying that stuff back home  :o


So what your telling me is when Liz and I come I renting a gs with all the bells, whistles and boxes :)


Title: Re: Winter musings
Post by: Mrs. DantesDame on February 24, 2018, 10:06:04 am



So what your telling me is when Liz and I come I renting a gs with all the bells, whistles and boxes :)



Yes :(http://advrider.com/styles/advrider_smilies/peepwall.gif)

Don't worry: you'll fit right in.


Title: Re: Winter musings
Post by: Blue is Best on February 24, 2018, 10:13:26 am



Quoted for posterity Reported.

Get the fuck out of the Canada section you useless piece of shit. :)
How’s that for being clear ?



                                      :eek:



WOW!



                                         :facepalm:


Title: Re: Winter musings
Post by: birdrunner on February 24, 2018, 11:46:40 am

Yeah, and I removed his post but you quoted it, so the politics are still there. If you edit your post to remove his quote, we can leave your request for the piece of shit to leave the Canadian forum  :cool:


What,   Did somebody quote Trudeau?


Title: Re: Winter musings
Post by: ST1300Rider on February 24, 2018, 12:57:00 pm
One of my winter rituals is spending some time combing through many forums gear sections looking for hidden gems. I'm a total sucker for well designed, inventive and well made tools. Some of which I actually use  :headscratch: I'm thinking THIS (https://www.eastbound.org/english-menu/tyre-pro-set-info/) might be one I'll gamble on.


Title: Re: Winter musings
Post by: Mrs. DantesDame on February 24, 2018, 04:50:19 pm

Trump haters are just losing their minds

 :cool:


Not quite that... more like "Politics does not belong in this thread". Try working within the rules here, please.


Title: Re: Winter musings
Post by: rajflyboy on February 24, 2018, 07:46:10 pm



Not quite that... more like "Politics does not belong in this thread". Try working within the rules here, please.


Somebody else started....

So I’m sorry I had to go there  :thumbsup:


Title: Re: Winter musings
Post by: bubba zanetti on February 24, 2018, 08:20:32 pm

One of my winter rituals is spending some time combing through many forums gear sections looking for hidden gems. I'm a total sucker for well designed, inventive and well made tools. Some of which I actually use  :headscratch: I'm thinking THIS (https://www.eastbound.org/english-menu/tyre-pro-set-info/) might be one I'll gamble on.


Looks amazing ! I love thoughtful design. Hopefully, the extensions click together ...


Title: Re: Winter musings
Post by: ST1300Rider on February 24, 2018, 08:49:16 pm
Bubba, you have to chill. You're dealing with a troll, not a human being. I know sometimes it's difficult to spot them, hell whole countries have fallen for them, but trust me here, this is a troll. Best to consider his posts for what they are, a bit of flatulence, politely ignore them and move on. Don't feed (him/her/it) and they will eventually get tired of the effort and move on.


Title: Re: Winter musings
Post by: bubba zanetti on February 24, 2018, 10:22:02 pm
Mea culpa Steve.  What can I say. I love this website, have invested accordingly.
But yes .. thank you.

https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=WX_96uKZ7yQ



Title: Re: Winter musings
Post by: motrhead on February 25, 2018, 12:17:42 am



Looks amazing ! I love thoughtful design. Hopefully, the extensions click together ...

 I have used my Motion Pro bead breaker set a few times now. It actually works quite well. Not saying this isn't great...just that there are alternatives. Oh, BTW, I am a Dynaplug believer now too. Thanks for the tip. I have used it 5 times in the last 2 years, including once on my truck (4 plugs for one hole, but fixed!)


Title: Re: Winter musings
Post by: Mrs. DantesDame on February 25, 2018, 10:55:00 am
Dan and I just came back from the Swiss Moto Show in Zürich. We hadn't gone in a few years and I was reminded why  :facepalm:

There were soooo many people were there! I mean, I know that it is "good for business" to have hundreds of people crawling over the bike displays and fingering the gear, but...there were so many that I couldn't even see most of the bikes. And since I'm fortunate enough to have the gear I want and the accessories I want, most of the other booths had nothing for me. People stop in the middle of the aisle and check their phone. Others stand there, chatting with a service rep, heedless that they are blocking the way. Argh! I hate people.  :bash:  Dan and I wanted to see two specific bikes, and neither of them were there  :(   We did, however, sit on the Husqvarna 701 and liked it enough to warrant further investigation  :inlove:

The day even started badly: I had purchased the tickets online with a train/ticket deal, but we still had to wait in line to exchange those tickets for "different" tickets so we could get through the turnstile. So what was the point?


On a positive note, we had a really nice lunch afterwards before heading home!  :bigok:



Title: Re: Winter musings
Post by: alphabet man on February 26, 2018, 01:29:14 pm

of them were there  :(   We did, however, sit on the Husqvarna 701 and liked it enough to warrant further investigation  :inlove:




Top of my list, be a perfect big brother role model figure for the 501 :)


Title: Re: Winter musings
Post by: bubba zanetti on March 16, 2018, 08:47:41 pm
Riding today. Feels 😊Happy.


Title: Re: Winter musings
Post by: ST1300Rider on March 17, 2018, 10:01:08 am
 :twofinger: We're expecting another 4 to 8 cm of snow on top of the 20 we got Wednesday.


Title: Re: Winter musings
Post by: Oilhed on March 17, 2018, 10:59:07 am

Riding today. Feels 😊Happy.


UGHHHHH!  Another day south of 40 deg.  More snow this week!


Title: Re: Winter musings
Post by: bubba zanetti on March 17, 2018, 03:38:29 pm

 :twofinger: We're expecting another 4 to 8 cm of snow on top of the 20 we got Wednesday.


(https://photos.smugmug.com/photos/i-RN3nB2Q/0/40e71bc2/L/i-RN3nB2Q-L.jpg) (https://jim-fisher.smugmug.com/My-First-Gallery/n-qcm64r/i-RN3nB2Q/A)


Title: Re: Winter musings
Post by: ST1300Rider on March 17, 2018, 05:15:41 pm
⇑ ⇑  ⇑ ⇑

That rear wheel looks a little suspect.  :D


Title: Re: Winter musings
Post by: bubba zanetti on March 17, 2018, 05:21:11 pm

⇑ ⇑  ⇑ ⇑

That rear wheel looks a little suspect.  :D



Pppplease ! Shudders ...

With all those new bearings, seals, clips and blood in there.  No way!



Title: Re: Winter musings
Post by: motrhead on March 18, 2018, 03:37:22 pm
I could be riding, but the driveway and last km of road to the farm are currently a mud bog, so I am waiting for drier roads, and shopping for parts to get my 350 Four the way I want it. Could even be riding the XT350 for a bit, and I may leave the Norge off the road until June! For the sake of my license, I probably won't ride the LeMans or the Buell X1 this year, as my inner hooligan has ZERO self control on these bikes!  :D


Title: Re: Winter musings
Post by: Acadian Rider on March 18, 2018, 04:06:10 pm

I could be riding, but the driveway and last km of road to the farm are currently a mud bog, so I am waiting for drier roads, and shopping for parts to get my 350 Four the way I want it. Could even be riding the XT350 for a bit, and I may leave the Norge off the road until June! For the sake of my license, I probably won't ride the LeMans or the Buell X1 this year, as my inner hooligan has ZERO self control on these bikes!  :D


Are you sure you have enough bikes?   :)  I got up to two once.  


Title: Re: Winter musings
Post by: motrhead on March 18, 2018, 08:25:04 pm



Are you sure you have enough bikes?   :)  I got up to two once.  

 I'm down to twenty  :D but I expect to be closer to twenty five again before too long! LOL. I'm trying to upgrade my extras into all the bikes I really wanted over the years. I expect I will end up around 15-20.


Title: Re: Winter musings
Post by: Oxblood on March 19, 2018, 11:42:10 am


 I'm down to twenty  :D but I expect to be closer to twenty five again before too long! LOL. I'm trying to upgrade my extras into all the bikes I really wanted over the years. I expect I will end up around 15-20.



Seems you are suffering from acute BAS. The only treatment is to ride em, not buy em.


Title: Re: Winter musings
Post by: motrhead on March 19, 2018, 03:19:14 pm
 I'm trying to ride them! LOL. I usually end up licensing three bikes every year, but not usually the same three. Only the Norge will carry over to this year. I am a fan of having the perfect tool for each job, as well as having a few Swiss Army knives! Pretty sure I will have another Stelvio by the end of the year...


Title: Re: Winter musings
Post by: bubba zanetti on March 19, 2018, 08:32:36 pm
Dean is the ultimate “enthusiast” not sure I have met anyone who oozes bikes like Dean ( Motörhead )  ...


Title: Re: Winter musings
Post by: Oilhed on March 19, 2018, 10:23:51 pm
I usually end up licensing three bikes every year, but not usually the same three. Only the Norge will carry over to this year.


I've always wanted to try a Norge 8V.  Did they ever get it sorted out?  Speaking asa former Guzzi owner.


Title: Re: Winter musings
Post by: motrhead on March 19, 2018, 10:34:51 pm



I've always wanted to try a Norge 8V.  Did they ever get it sorted out?  Speaking asa former Guzzi owner.


 Yes they did. '13 and on have the roller cam. No issues. The 8v is a sweet engine! Not that there is anything wrong with the old 2 valve per cylinder 1200... but the extra hp and the way the 8v eagerly lunges for redline are definitely worth giving one a try.


Title: Re: Winter musings
Post by: ducatosh on March 30, 2018, 09:54:21 am

Riding today. Feels 😊Happy.

Feel the same!  Went for my first spin of the season yesterday, up to Kaslo and back on the Hyperstrada.  Springlike when I left Nelson, 11C, but dropped to 8C at Balfour and 6C at Coffee Creek.  Didn't get much warmer until Kokanee Park on the way back when it hit 8C again.  With the heated liner and grips cranked up I stayed just warm enough.  There were little patches of sand between Balfour and Kaslo but mostly in the middle of the road so easy to avoid.  In spite of the chill in the air and the sand on the roads, it still felt great to move the right wrist!

And if anyone is wondering why I wasn't on the RT with its much better Wx protection, it has some intermittent electrical glitch that's making it an undependable starter.  Can't quite figure it out...


Title: Re: Winter musings
Post by: Canuck on March 30, 2018, 12:00:41 pm
I can usually ride by Easter weekend here (Saskatoon) even if it's cool, but it's -18 right now and there's still a foot of snow on my front lawn. We also are not supposed to get highs above zero for about another week. I tried to banish winter this week by moving my car from the garage to the driveway and putting the Triumph Tiger into the preferred garage spot. I also brought all of my gear out of the basement and hung it up in the garage. Then I went and bought fresh oil and an oil filter. At least it made me feel ready for spring. I might clean the chain today. It needs it.


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