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Forum: Old's Cool 09-19-2014, 07:05 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,747
Posted By dmason
Huh. Let's see. You could have moved on to the...

Huh. Let's see. You could have moved on to the next thread but instead you stop and post this. Who's the time waster?
Forum: Old's Cool 09-19-2014, 02:38 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,747
Posted By dmason
There are many people out there who are clueless...

There are many people out there who are clueless about their own belongings. This became clear to to me reading the many REI product reviews from people who can't get gear back into the stuff sack it...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 09-19-2014, 01:30 PM
Replies: 133
Views: 7,607
Posted By dmason
I also have specifically pointed to things on a...

I also have specifically pointed to things on a bike that needed attention and said to the owner "if that fails on the ride, I am leaving you behind". The situation is then simple. They can address...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 09-19-2014, 12:40 PM
Replies: 133
Views: 7,607
Posted By dmason
Show up prepared with a bike, gear and supplies...

Show up prepared with a bike, gear and supplies that are up to the task. It's called being a big boy.

If I choose to tolerate riding with someone who's unprepared it's on me, not them.

Recently...
Forum: Old's Cool 09-18-2014, 06:16 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,747
Posted By dmason
Thanks for the info. Recommended sites? Had a...

Thanks for the info. Recommended sites? Had a surprisingly difficult time finding much via google.
Forum: Old's Cool 09-17-2014, 08:18 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,747
Posted By dmason
We have five other bikes, with each of us having...

We have five other bikes, with each of us having our own "main" bike.

This would see little mileage and would mainly be for riding on special occasions or on jaunts when we finally get our CB175...
Forum: Old's Cool 09-17-2014, 06:39 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,747
Posted By dmason
Talk me into (or out of) a Royal Enfield

I have access to a 1999 Bullet 500 for $1,400.

Complete, runs, rides, clean title. British Racing Green with gold pinstripes.

I know the basic history of RE but not many particulars about the...
Forum: Road warriors 09-10-2014, 01:41 PM
Replies: 646
Views: 85,611
Posted By dmason
Fair enough. With the Scout it is odd,...

Fair enough.

With the Scout it is odd, however, that attention to detail was such a factor, as evident with the visual design of the engine, frame, fenders, seat, paint options, etc only to...
Forum: Road warriors 09-10-2014, 11:27 AM
Replies: 646
Views: 85,611
Posted By dmason
Yes, as consumers we should quit demanding more...

Yes, as consumers we should quit demanding more for our money. This is how we will make strides in quality and efficiency.

Anyway, there were aspects of the bike I liked and those that I didn't,...
Forum: Road warriors 09-10-2014, 11:15 AM
Replies: 646
Views: 85,611
Posted By dmason
But for $11k they should have done both.

But for $11k they should have done both.
Forum: Road warriors 09-09-2014, 06:49 PM
Replies: 646
Views: 85,611
Posted By dmason
Rode the Scout today

Rode the Scout at the local demo.

Admittedly my first forward-controls experience, so I'm not a great reference regarding the bike's handling relative to other cruisers. The cruiser layout...
Forum: Trip Planning 09-05-2014, 08:37 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 3,601
Posted By dmason
Sure, there are plenty of threads on "what do you...

Sure, there are plenty of threads on "what do you take?" and the answers usually range from 1 (not enough to be extremely insightful) to way too many to actually bother reading.

I though 5 might...
Forum: Trip Planning 09-04-2014, 07:55 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 3,601
Posted By dmason
5 items you won't leave home without

Maybe it's been done, if not I hope this can be fun and insightful.

List 5 things you would never go on an extended trip without. Let's exclude bike farkles including GPS as well as rain gear. We...
Forum: Trip Planning 09-04-2014, 07:38 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 2,298
Posted By dmason
Quick rain gear suggestion is the stuff from...

Quick rain gear suggestion is the stuff from Olympia. If I'm not mistaken they only offer one option.

Mine has kept me dry through some serious miles through some serious downpours. Some...
Forum: Trip Planning 08-31-2014, 09:45 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 2,298
Posted By dmason
This. REI is your friend. Get to know their...

This. REI is your friend. Get to know their website if you don't have a store nearby. With a good bit of careful research you can eat, sleep and stay dry much better than you probably did.

No...
Forum: The Rockies It's all downhill from here... 08-31-2014, 05:55 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,982
Posted By dmason
Clicked this thread randomly and lo and behold...

Clicked this thread randomly and lo and behold it's one of my neighbors.

Congrats. I'm planning to vacate this hellhole for places west in the next five years.
Forum: Equipment 08-28-2014, 11:34 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,647
Posted By dmason
This. Also, why the heck are you trailering...

This.

Also, why the heck are you trailering the bike? :evil
Forum: Equipment 08-28-2014, 11:27 AM
Replies: 159
Views: 32,542
Posted By dmason
I appreciate your involvement. I fully...

I appreciate your involvement.

I fully understand the issue with over tightening anything, as I broke my share of fasteners as a youth.

In this case I merely tightened the mounting straps to...
Forum: Equipment 08-28-2014, 10:55 AM
Replies: 159
Views: 32,542
Posted By dmason
After nearly a year of use my large dry duffel...

After nearly a year of use my large dry duffel has now failed twice.

The first time, one of the plastic buckles that holds the compression strap down broke in half upon tightening. NG repaired...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 08-23-2014, 09:54 PM
Replies: 33,476
Views: 8,175,362
Posted By dmason
Personally wouldn't post photos drawing attention...

Personally wouldn't post photos drawing attention to my horrible body position, but hey, who gives a sh*t?
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 08-23-2014, 11:59 AM
Replies: 42
Views: 5,669
Posted By dmason
Butterface. "Everything looks good but 'er...

Butterface.

"Everything looks good but 'er face."

And that is a serious case of Butterface.
Forum: Ride reports 08-06-2014, 07:36 PM
Replies: 167
Views: 23,615
Posted By dmason
Nearly 72 hours before we leave for Nova Scotia...

Nearly 72 hours before we leave for Nova Scotia...
Forum: GS Boxers 07-29-2014, 03:51 PM
Replies: 142
Views: 9,499
Posted By dmason
My friend Mike rides a '13 GSLC. He's got 6k...

My friend Mike rides a '13 GSLC. He's got 6k miles on his and it's been trouble free. We leave for Nova Scotia in ten days. I'll be on my '07 1200GS which has been reliable in the 3k miles since I...
Forum: GS Boxers 07-19-2014, 08:51 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,000
Posted By dmason
Every bike is a dual sport in the right hands,...

Every bike is a dual sport in the right hands, and very much so the GSA.
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 07-15-2014, 05:22 AM
Replies: 4,287
Views: 402,561
Posted By dmason
You're clearly in denial. Enjoy your discussion.

You're clearly in denial. Enjoy your discussion.
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 07-14-2014, 08:47 PM
Replies: 4,287
Views: 402,561
Posted By dmason
More fodder for the accounting thread: If we...

More fodder for the accounting thread:

If we are comparing total Harley numbers (bikes, t-shirts, panties, teddy bears, purses) when considering their ~$6b against Honda's ~$12b for motorcycles,...
Forum: Canada 07-13-2014, 12:12 PM
Replies: 96
Views: 7,802
Posted By dmason
Anyone?

Anyone?
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 07-13-2014, 05:41 AM
Replies: 4,287
Views: 402,561
Posted By dmason
These remarks are all completely reasonable...

These remarks are all completely reasonable except that even in quoting me you ignored the most critical component of what I was communicating: that HONDA, and not these other manufacturers, makes...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 07-12-2014, 09:47 PM
Replies: 4,287
Views: 402,561
Posted By dmason
You're suggesting that Honda would come out...

You're suggesting that Honda would come out behind Harley in this case? Face it, there is no metric (to use the term you clearly adore) in which Harley has the upper hand. Honda is a fucking...
Forum: Canada 07-11-2014, 07:08 PM
Replies: 96
Views: 7,802
Posted By dmason
Must one reserve a spot on the St. John ferry or...

Must one reserve a spot on the St. John ferry or does simply showing up early and hoping for the best work ok?
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 07-11-2014, 06:56 PM
Replies: 4,287
Views: 402,561
Posted By dmason
You're absolutely right, there's good money to be...

You're absolutely right, there's good money to be made on t-shirts. :D
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 07-11-2014, 11:00 AM
Replies: 4,287
Views: 402,561
Posted By dmason
Again, reinforcing my point. There is a really,...

Again, reinforcing my point. There is a really, really big world out there beyond the USA's borders, and they have different tastes and needs. What is Harley doing? Maybe waking up to that fact.
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 07-11-2014, 05:35 AM
Replies: 4,287
Views: 402,561
Posted By dmason
Merely suggesting how ridiculous it is to praise...

Merely suggesting how ridiculous it is to praise Harley for their "mystique" while suggesting that Japanese companies, in this case Honda, possess none.

Most of the world clearly identifies more...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 07-10-2014, 09:34 PM
Replies: 4,287
Views: 402,561
Posted By dmason
Honda has been resting on their marketing...

Honda has been resting on their marketing laurels, relying upon WORLD CHAMPIONSHIPS to sell their products, year after year, decade after decade.

While Harley sells something like 260k bikes per...
Forum: Canada 07-08-2014, 12:38 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 844
Posted By dmason
Thank you all. Your replies are appreciated.

Thank you all.

Your replies are appreciated.
Forum: Canada 07-07-2014, 12:02 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 844
Posted By dmason
American with a DUI on record crossing into Canada ADVICE NEEDED

Thanks in advance for any help.

In a nutshell the dilemma is this - a friend of mine has been rejected from entering into Canada in the past because of a DUI in the States and the traveling...
Forum: Northeast - Greater Flugistan and home of the carpet baggers. 06-27-2014, 12:07 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,092
Posted By dmason
Yeah, personally for this trip I'm willing to do...

Yeah, personally for this trip I'm willing to do gravel to get to some remote areas of Nova Scotia, but would like to stick to pavement in the US in order to make decent time while still riding...
Forum: Ride reports 06-27-2014, 10:10 AM
Replies: 167
Views: 23,615
Posted By dmason
That day I met you in Gander Mountain I failed to...

That day I met you in Gander Mountain I failed to notice the wheelbarrow - you know, the one you must carry your balls around in!

Hoping we get to actually ride together some day, but don't count...
Forum: Northeast - Greater Flugistan and home of the carpet baggers. 06-27-2014, 08:51 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,092
Posted By dmason
Hmmm... bit of a dilemma... looks like several...

Hmmm... bit of a dilemma... looks like several votes for roads that would require taking HWY16, except that HWY16 is a bummer? What to do...
Forum: Northeast - Greater Flugistan and home of the carpet baggers. 06-27-2014, 08:33 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,092
Posted By dmason
Ok, found Hurricane Mountain Road on the map. ...

Ok, found Hurricane Mountain Road on the map.

But,

Looks like we'd have to ignore the other advise about taking HWY17 to HWY2 as well as taking the slab up from Laconia instead of HWY16.
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