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I have loved owning, riding and wrenching on my KLR and my VStrom over the last few years.  Each has had its ups and downs.  Mostly ups for the VStrom and a lot of hands on for the KLR.  To be fair, the KLR did come to me with a used engine at 8000 miles.  […]

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Sept 12 The rally is over, but we meet for group pictures and a dip into the Pacific Ocean.  My boots are still waterproof.  Breakfast afterward and I’m off for home by noon.  I crossed the Golden Gate Bridge last night.  Today, my GPS decides to take me through the middle of San Francisco downtown […]

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Sept 10 I’m up at 2:30am Eastern time.  I had put most everything on the bike last night.  I only have one trip of stuff to the bike.  Dressed and packed, I’m at the bike with everything on it by 3:00am.  The GPS is set for the Mobil station at Coney Island.  25 minutes later […]

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Sept 2nd I’ve decided to leave at my default time.  3pm.  Advantage:  One less day of PTO and I get down the road 8 or so hours before putting up for the night.  My goal for tonight is somewhere around Dallas.  Final advantage is that I get through/around Dallas in the wee hours of the […]

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It’s almost time.  The Not Superman Rally starts on September 10 in New York City which means I have to be there by then. I’m leaving New Mexico mid afternoon on Friday 8/2/2016.  I had originally planned on heading through Southern Louisiana through to about Tallahassee, FL before turning north for Atlanta and some visiting […]

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I have a lot of crap on my motorcycle.  My first checklist. All of the stuff on my motorcycle: Dash/exterior of bike Heattroller Garmin Spot III iPhone 6 Rollchart and Printed directions for trip Seat Bag Snacks and tea bottles 1 MSR Bottle in tool tube Tank Bags 2 GIVI hard bags Aerostich tank panniers […]

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It’s just 3 short weeks to the Not Superman Rally – Coney Island to the Golden Gate Bridge in 50 hours or less.  The weekend is done, work beckons, but the VStrom is ready.  I’ve done everything I know to make it reliable for the trip. My front Shinko 705 had 13,000 miles on it […]

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A nice weekend forecast popped into my weather channel, so I decided to take a three day weekend trip to Montana.  I have a 98 year old Aunt I love to visit with and friends from my childhood there.  A few phone calls to arrange things, last minute prep on the 2005 Suzuki VStrom 650, […]

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July 4th is over as is about half the riding season.  Here in New Mexico, we’ve had our windy season which has pushed into an early (sort of) monsoon season.   The winds are staying late and the afternoon rains are early.  Then there are the early season fires too.  It is a bit smoky […]

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