Hello all , My name is Raley. I am new to the forum, thanks for having me. I currently have a 15 Harley Ultra Classic, been on Harley s all my life, and I am heavily intrigued by the adv bikes. I want to be able to rack up miles and memories on highways, back roads , off road. The 4 bikes I have narrowed it down to in favorite order 1.Triumph Tiger 800 2. Honda Africa Twin( great dealer network) 3. KTM 1090 4.Suzuki V-Storm 5. Yamaha Super Tenere. I like these 5 because of the occasional (maybe 5% 2 up riding ) I will do. Others I have looked at and like are the KTM. 690 enduro and the KLR 650. What type bikes are yawl riding ? Any advice what to look for ? This will also be my everyday transportation I d not own a car or truck., reliability is a major plus also. Thanks for reading , hope to see yawl out there.
It was over a week ago now that I had arrived in Price, Utah after having ridden through wonderfully scenic and varied desert landscapes. Price is situated in the shadow of a mountain range. Because it was something I have been concerned about, I always scan the mountain tops looking for snow. This time I noticed snow on several peaks to the Northwest. "That's not ok." Audrey said on the phone when I told her this. She asked what I would do if I came across any snow on the passes ahea ...Read More
I am still in Los Alamos staying with my buddy Bruce and his family but should be making my way homeward in the next couple of days. After he drove up in his pickup truck to come get me and my broken motorcycle, we spent the last few days working on his 2001 BMW K1200RS that he recently bought. He wanted to make some modifications to it so we've been focused on getting that done. He had a wrecked 2003 K1200GT with an aftermarket exhaust and wider rear wheel that he wanted to salvage along w ...Read More
I've been in Los Alamos now for a few days waiting for parts to fix my poor broken a little less Mighty DR650. Finding the motivation to write has been challenging. My mind is disorganized and I've been having trouble concentrating. My thoughts keep reaching homeward and up to close friends in Canada. A number of days ago now, I had gotten the last room within 50 miles by sheer luck. How many times have I lucked out like this on these travels? "My luck is going to run out." I thought ...Read More