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    A camping Trip gone to Hell

    An 03 with 80k on the clock no less. Having gotten over the heartache of losing my baby, I am quite happy with the offer. I stripped off my Russell seat, both heat-trollers( and half of the dist block), the Datel meter, and compressor/repair/tool kits. The Russell will be up here on the...
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    A camping Trip gone to Hell

    Thanks for all the support guys, I knew I could count on everyone here. As for the bike. I honestly have no interest in fixing it, for several reasons, among them are, The current pace of my life, with college(finishing a BS and applying for grad school in Phys Therapy), healing up and the...
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    A camping Trip gone to Hell

    I waited to post this until it was all wrapped up. That happened yesterday, so here's the tale. Three weeks ago Mrs Wanderer and I had a few days off and decided to take a short shake-down run of some new and re-purposed motocamping gear. We found a tent campgroud about 50 miles from the...
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    Great Ride in Arizona High Country

    Skoot, glad to hear you're ok! I know that road well, as I've been bitten by that same phenomenon on a bicycle on that same road (riding downhill to Jerome. I grew up and graduated HS in Prescott Valley) One data point on the helmet...I suspect you 'glitched' and it wasn't closed. I recently...
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    Advice on my first SaddleSore 1000

    I'm probably not giving the advice you wanna hear, but my first SS1k-ish ride I did absolutely NOTHING to prepare. I was living alone, had a 4 day weekend and a pocketful of cash. I thought to myself, "screw this I'm not sitting around bored", so I threw two changes of clothes and a toothbrush...
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    Is that all there is?

    Man you ain't lying. Hoe. Lee. Shit. Now that's power. For many the Busa is comfy, I'm one of those guys. For other's not so much. My FJR is plenty fast, plenty agile, and most importantly, comfy enough for the pillion that I get to ride all I want.
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    fjr vs bmw quality

    Your friend needs to crawl out from under his blue and white roundel shaped rock, take a look around, and maybe drink a little less Bavarian Kool-aid. There is no such think as a 'crappy' bike, there hasn't been in 20 years, and BMW in no way makes a product that is superior to what other...
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    Rode through East L.A. today...

    Absolutely. Gen I's will cook food. Gen II's cook other stuff. Like Ground spiders.
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    Memorial Day, Rocky Mtn Sightings

    Anyone out on the front range today? I saw several FJR's between 10 and 1 o'clock. SB C470- Cherry Red, rider w/ silver helmet Parked in Morrison- shiny black EB CO 73 just west of Evergreen- another Black one, rider with Blue/black A-Star jacket NB CO 24, Just N of Green Mtn falls- '03...
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    If Borat rode Motosickles...

    Probably. It'll be modeled after Jesse James' shows, called 'Shervin is a Deadman' He'll be given a huge, state of the art shop with all the tools he could want, and he just goes nuts on that ZX of his. Then he goes out and rides it. I wouldn't expect the show to go many episodes beyond the...
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    If Borat rode Motosickles...

    Sadly, he's not kidding in the least. Or if he is, it's an internet hoax of previously unseen proportions. I saw this epic-ness being birthed a while ago when I caught a link to the original 'ram-air'/frame hole debacle was taking shape on the ZX forum he was subsequently banned from. Check...
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    FirstGear Torrent 3/4 jacket

    I just picked up one of these in Grey/Black for 60$ from a guy over on ST.N. Brand new, tags attached. I rode 850 Mi home from AZ in it with my gerbing underneath and it performed very well. I love the waterproof cargo pockets. That said, I do have some minor gripes. The cuffs simply DO NOT...
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    0 to 100 MPH in....?

    I love the 'sleeper look to the bike, I'm sure it's saved me a performance award or two, but it doesn't always work. 2 years ago, on Veterans Day, Wanderette and I were riding SB on I-25 through Denver coming home from RMNP. 2-up, matching ATGATT. sidecases, topcase, tankbag the whole...
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    Pathfinder's 48plus/10-10s

    Man he lucked out with Denver weather. Yesterday was chilly and WINDY AS HELL Today is only 'pretty breezy'. Bwana- there was indeed a huge rockslide along I-70 a few months back. It's not completely 'cleaned up' but the roadway is back to all 4 lanes open- 2each way. he shouldn't have any...
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    Riding without touching the bars

    Hey, if you feel comfortable with this, roll on, bro. It's your life. Me? I *could* do it forever, but I like to have my hands on the bars in case something unexpected shows up in the roadway. Evasive action and all that sissy stuff.
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