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NinjaDoc

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  1. NinjaDoc

    Random motorcycle thoughts and talk

    What a beautiful day to ride, hope some of you get to get out.
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  8. NinjaDoc

    2019 Gap Trip.

    I have same trouble as well on weird motorcycles. The Tracer I have no place to lock in the knee on the counter side.
  9. NinjaDoc

    2019 Gap Trip.

    Where’s everybody at?
  10. NinjaDoc

    2019 Gap Trip.

    Even though it rained half the day the last half was worth it, after two days of awesome ride I feel content. Couple of slips here and there in rain but overall risk vs benefit am on the winning side now. Half my mind is telling me to just go home and half my brain is feeling like there is more fun around the corner but the whole heart is already missing home and my little guy. Gonna sleep on it and decide in AM to just take 16 north or head south.
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    2019 Gap Trip.

    Yesterday was perfect day, and I think I sealed the deal with weather gods for today when I washed the bike last night lol 😂
  12. NinjaDoc

    2019 Gap Trip.

    I am not coming, I am already going 😆
  13. NinjaDoc

    2019 Gap Trip.

    Unfortunately Pauly is right
  14. NinjaDoc

    2019 Gap Trip.

    ty guys. Me too happy and excited to be riding and doing an actual trip again. Prolly too excited and not sleeping and cranky. You guys missing the whole point, I don’t want to dish out or do tit for tat or anything, I am not offended by poking fun at typos and grammar etc, those are all inconsequential. I was Wondering if we were having some issues which I never realized. I was just starting to watch the last few days of posts and realized literally every post had some thing like this going on lol, anyways it’s my bad. I shouldn’t have reacted like that. Leave it. At least Packing over. Suspension adjusted for all the added weight. Almost as heavy as having a pillion lol Feel better now. Literally packed half the house onto the back of bike. Wish I could just think positive and confident that I don’t need certain things. Huge can of chain cleaner and QD and other crap, I dont know why I am packing it . Next phase of loosing control is when getting rained on 12 hours a day for the next 5 days straight 🤣
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    2019 Gap Trip.

    I am sorry Tim and Dan, just nerves. Yes I been long enough here and literally met everyone in person as well. Possibly I am mostly The target rather than the guy dishing it out at a ratio of 95 to 5. Have you seen me call out any one in the last decade I been here. Sometimes you just perceive more negativity than fun. ESP When Multiple instances add up back to back. It just might be me, I felt it thought I would ask to clear the air if any, that’s all.
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    2019 Gap Trip.

    My friend Danimal, it seems like all you do when logging in from remote parts of the world is to post a genuine update about your trip and to just shit on everything I post or just generally poke fun of something silly. I don’t know what I have done to you and honestly at this point I don’t care. I am not perfect and I am just an average rider who probably doesn’t measure up to the globe trotting skills of yours. So brother with all due respect just let me be.
  17. NinjaDoc

    2019 Gap Trip.

    But to be quite honest, we might get wet a bit but not drenched and mostly we will be riding through dry roads. We getting the outer fling from the craptastic down pour in plains and south forecaster sort of over predict most times. So we might be lucky after all.
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    2019 Gap Trip.

    It’s like somebody playing sick joke, shitty weather, exact 5 days , exactly the path we take 🤣
  19. NinjaDoc

    2019 Gap Trip.

    What if it rains? Let’s pack some rain gear, what is it’s too cold in morning, let’s pack some heated gear, what about this what if that happens, okay let’s pack this that and of course the other as well. So so much for minimalist packing, need tail bag 🤣
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    2019 Gap Trip.

    2b Trailer Connie You can rip solo or 2 up all boxes ticked. Dont worry about weather, we just going to have good time on cloudy overcast days that’s all
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    2019 Gap Trip.

    Breaking the laws on motorcycle much better option than taking a break with in-laws js
  22. NinjaDoc

    Lettuce discuss washing

    Keep it simple, small short freq wash is better and easier than long consuming power washer Sunday whole day affair kinda thingy. After every ride. Before bugs dirt grime all start to bake in use a hose use to rinse away all loose dirt and soak bike optimum no rinse just few ounces as per instruction for two bucket of 2 g warm water / use 2 bucket washing technique. much better protection against swirls and scratches wash mitt to wash bike top to bottom and finish off the wheels with a sponge or another mf cloth. Use meg express spray, spray on the wet bike bike itself and wipe clean. Helps are quick dry and quick detailed. This can be used every where seat body chrome what ever. Once in a while use optiseal for longer protection. Wd40 for chain cleaning then lube up that’s it The whole process takes less than 20 min since it’s easy doesn’t feel like a chore and becomes a habit. Keeping products minimal also helps finish work faster no need for pressure washer and stuff, mine is left unused last year after I discovered that optimum no rinse wash, I was skeptical first but saw how good it works. I even wash cars in winter with this stuff without damaging paint right inside garage. Less messy and easy. The basic principle keep it simple, make it freq short interval wash for always squeaky clean bike. These products below will last years after one time purchase since we are talking about after every ride Optimum (NR2010Q) No Rinse Wash & Shine - 32 oz. https://www.amazon.com/dp/B00D8DR0AO/ref=cm_sw_r_cp_api_i_O577Cb6HW3QMT MEGUIAR'S D15601 Synthetic X-Press Spray Wax, 128. Fluid_Ounces https://www.amazon.com/dp/B005JPJMI2/ref=cm_sw_r_cp_api_i_6.77CbPAXCFMC Optimum (20239) Opti-Seal with Foam Applicator Pad - 8 oz. https://www.amazon.com/dp/B076HYYGTT/ref=cm_sw_r_cp_api_i_K977CbFEKYJPH
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    2019 Gap Trip.

    It’s going to be magnificent and dRRRRRRy never worry
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    2019 Gap Trip.

    Just about a week to go, going to attempt minimalist packing to keep everything in saddle bags to avoid tail bag. Loving all all the rain happening now, I hope it rains cats and dogs now so next week Mother Nature tank runs empty.
  25. NinjaDoc

    Random motorcycle thoughts and talk

    Yesterday Was the first ride on the new bike since I had it all these days all I did was just putz around local twisty 100-200 miles a best. today was the first day of 450+ mile day, I was waiting to do such a ride and to ensure I was good enough to take the long way to gap and back, still capable of technical unknown roads and ride it with ease and not “mental blocks”. I finally am getting the hang of this bike, the little missing point was just 20 mm risers just to put the elbows & wrist at the sweet spot angle. I am ready for gap trip the trick of being “non committed “ and fooling myself is helping as well, as in I just don’t think I can make it to the ride, I tell others I probably won’t make it, and just go to sleep thinking don’t have to wake up to ride. And in fact ended up getting some sleep. Yesterday rode whole day without 5hr energy drink. Can’t remember when was the last time I went on a ride with at least 4hr sleep prior night lol now all it needs is weather to be ready for next week. 7 days to gooooooooooo
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