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TIME WASTERS:

Stumble Upon:  A website that pulls up a different random website every time you click the stumble button.  If you log in, you can 'train' it to your preference within certain categories.

 

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MOTORCYCLES:

CSC Motorcycles:  An inexpensive chinese motorcycle for the American market.

 

 

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NEW MEXICO:

New Mexico Historical Markers:  A nice website showing New Mexico Historical Markers

National Historic Landmarks:  A list of National Historic Landmarks and National Historic Areas in New Mexico

National Register of Historic Places:  Listing for New Mexico

National Register of Historic Bridges and Tunnels:  Listing for New Mexico

State Symbols:  A list of the official New Mexico state symbols

 

 

 

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MOTORCYCLE BLOGS:

Piki Piki Motorcycle Travel Blog:  A fun blog of a couple taking the time to travel the world.  Lots of great information, even for those of us too chicken to just quit our jobs and travel while we are young enough to enjoy it.

Tim Masterson's LD Rider Blog:  Hard Riding Adventures.  A Texas blog about Long Distance Riding.  Many tips on rally riding and use of computers for routing.

Greg Rice's LD Rider Blog:  Motorcycle Endurance and Rally Rider.

Steve Munden Motorcycle Blog:  MSF trainer and mathematician.  Interesting articles on traction.

Cletha's Adventures:  A motorcycle blog from a Long Distance Woman's perspective!  Very good reading.

 

 

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KLR650 SITES:

KLR650 FAQ:  All kinds of information about the PIG!  From Big Cee.  It's been awhile since it's last update, but there is still a ton of information about this great bike here.

SGT MARTY WATER PUMP IMPELLER SHAFT REPLACEMENT:  A great how to with pictures for when you over-torque that water pump impeller and break the end of the shaft off.

SGT MARTY'S PAGES:  KLR650 information.

 

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MOTORCYCLE GEAR:

Electrochromatic Tinted Face Shield:  AMI Powersports Akari AX12.  This face shield tints electrically and goes back to clear.  It's not perfect technology and it's kind of expensive, but it's faster than those photochromatic ones.

How to Choose a Tent:  A good overview on how to pick a tent for motorcycle camping.

 

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MOTORCYCLE SAFETY:

Riding during Lightning Storms:  Motorcycles offer NO protection against lightning strikes.  Use extreme caution when riding during visible lightning storms.  If you can see the flashes and/or hear the thunder, then you are at risk!

 

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MOTORCYCLE RIDING:

Trans America Trail: the TAT:  almost 5000 miles of off road trails across the US.  Canada to Mexico, coast to coast.  

Colorado Back Roads Discover Route:  The COBDR.  A 675 mile offroad route designed specifically for dual sport bikes.

Rider Planet:  OHV trails across America.  

 

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MAPS:

Lightning Strike Map:  Live map showing lightning strikes around the world

POI Factory: A fantastic site that gives you Points Of Interest in a CSV or GPX file that you can load into your GPS.  Lots of different categories, lots of different ways of looking at the data.

Waymarking.com: Another site for those who like to find unusual things or do scavenger hunt type activities.

OsmAnd:  On- and off-line maps for Android and computer.  Pretty good stuff.

Iron Butt Association Rides:  IBA rides, some extreme, some not.

 

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