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Forum: Pics, pics, pics... 08-22-2014, 08:15 AM
Replies: 4,097
Views: 993,621
Posted By jbar28
Bank of Littleton, WV

Rode by yesterday:

https://lh6.googleusercontent.com/-WIySDLzI4fw/U_dMbhOz35I/AAAAAAAAKjA/abwJRs_MDlY/w958-h538-no/IMG_20140821_135211065_HDR.jpg
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Forum: Ride reports 09-22-2013, 06:51 AM
Replies: 413
Views: 110,407
Posted By jbar28
Welcome home

Good to see you made it all the way. What a ride, thanks for sharing it, and I'm good for that beer I promised you. :clap
Forum: Ride reports 08-28-2013, 10:16 AM
Replies: 365
Views: 183,730
Posted By jbar28
One of the things I've most enjoyed about...

One of the things I've most enjoyed about motorcycle traveling is experiencing this exact thing. Nine out of ten people smile and wave back, be it Morocco, Bulgaria, or Michigan. I don't think it's...
Forum: Central – From Da Nort Woods to the Plane States 08-26-2013, 10:19 PM
Replies: 1,555
Views: 171,304
Posted By jbar28
Junk Guzzi in Indiana

Someone has this for sale in Richmond, IN

1973 moto guzzi 850 eldorado - $1500

http://images.craigslist.org/00D0D_9FgDSzsa3Eg_600x450.jpg

1973 moto guzzi in storage since 96 does not run...
Forum: Europe 08-21-2013, 11:59 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 359
Posted By jbar28
ideas

Hey Doug,

Replied to your PM but you may see this first. One option I saw was James Cargo

http://www.jamescargo.com/motorcycle_transportation/

Another idea is a few people have posted on...
Forum: Ride reports 08-19-2013, 01:20 PM
Replies: 413
Views: 110,407
Posted By jbar28
Fantastic!

:clap:clap For all involved. :clap:clap What a way to finish a great trip and an inspiring ride report. Or not quite finished? Thanks for taking the time and making the effort to take us all...
Forum: Ride reports 08-17-2013, 10:15 AM
Replies: 413
Views: 110,407
Posted By jbar28
Hey Doug, I was in Kempton the morning after...

Hey Doug,
I was in Kempton the morning after you, didn't get there until about 1030 so I imagine you'd cleared town by then, and I imagine we sat in some of the same traffic. Very sorry to hear...
Forum: Ride reports 08-12-2013, 11:07 PM
Replies: 413
Views: 110,407
Posted By jbar28
A few pics for you, Doug

Glad to see you're still movin on. I thought I would add a few photos for you, hopefully this isn't back tracking too many days, just haven't had the chance until now.
...
Forum: Ride reports 08-07-2013, 12:08 AM
Replies: 413
Views: 110,407
Posted By jbar28
Great news

Glad to see you are back on the road. The new wheel sounds like a bargain, the fact that it happened when you needed it most a real bonus. And also interested to read about the Serbian couple you...
Forum: Ride reports 08-05-2013, 01:01 PM
Replies: 413
Views: 110,407
Posted By jbar28
In that time, one of us could find a used KLR...

In that time, one of us could find a used KLR wheel on the web in Austria, and I could strap it on the back of my bike and deliver it! Hmm, let me know if that sounds reasonable to you. :D
Forum: Ride reports 08-04-2013, 12:21 PM
Replies: 413
Views: 110,407
Posted By jbar28
Headed your way?

Hey Doug,

Been enjoying your ride report. I'm leaving Germany Monday morning Aug 5th heading through Austria, Slovakia, down to Romania and Hungary on my way to Greece. Sounds like I'm heading...
Forum: Old's Cool 07-15-2013, 02:29 PM
Replies: 1,005
Views: 245,703
Posted By jbar28
Great thread

Someday I'll be able to add pics and say "Here's mine". Until then, all I have to offer are pics I took at the museum. Great place, worth the hassle to visit if you have a chance.
...
Forum: Ride reports 06-25-2013, 03:26 PM
Replies: 127
Views: 20,327
Posted By jbar28
Mosfet?

No idea, you'd have to ask someone at Suzuki. It's whatever came on it new.
Forum: Pics, pics, pics... 06-09-2013, 07:35 AM
Replies: 347
Views: 70,598
Posted By jbar28
Christmas morning? Birthday?

Christmas morning? Birthday?
Forum: Ride reports 06-08-2013, 12:18 AM
Replies: 127
Views: 20,327
Posted By jbar28
Valve check

After I got home I ordered the Service Manual, a couple tools I needed, and did a valve clearance check. Some readers may remember I fretted about valve noise my first day in Morocco and almost...
Forum: Equipment 06-06-2013, 10:45 PM
Replies: 59
Views: 14,677
Posted By jbar28
Link

To save everyone from looking it up, here's the link:

http://www.homedepot.com/p/20-in-Husky-Duffle-Bag-HD00050/203840275#.UbFfJGSoQ7Q

Free shipping on orders over $45, for those of you who...
Forum: Thumpers 06-04-2013, 02:33 PM
Replies: 11,327
Views: 1,706,019
Posted By jbar28
OK, here it is: :deal Flea Market Rules V3.0...

OK, here it is: :deal

Flea Market Rules V3.0

If it is not yours, you cannot sell it here.

No outside links, ebay, craigslist, autotrader etc, if you mention it and just don't post the link...
Forum: Beasts 06-04-2013, 12:18 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 8,918
Posted By jbar28
Glad I finally read someone say they get more...

Glad I finally read someone say they get more than 5-6k miles from a tire. I also have a V-Strom 650 and my Conti TA's have 12,000 miles on them and are just now due for replacement. In fact the...
Forum: Ride reports 05-30-2013, 02:44 PM
Replies: 152
Views: 33,521
Posted By jbar28
Great reading

I'm really enjoying your report, as I'm planning a ride from western Germany to the Turkish coast later this year. Waiting until July when it's good a warm! You have added lots of things to my list...
Forum: Pics, pics, pics... 05-23-2013, 11:42 AM
Replies: 347
Views: 70,598
Posted By jbar28
The way it should be

All you dads out there take note, these bikes were earned, not given. And they meant a lot more because of that.

Was out in the garage today when a mother and two boys age six and four walked...
Forum: Pics, pics, pics... 05-22-2013, 11:42 PM
Replies: 347
Views: 70,598
Posted By jbar28
raebear, your progression of 1973-74-75 is just...

raebear, your progression of 1973-74-75 is just so great.
Forum: Pics, pics, pics... 05-22-2013, 03:12 PM
Replies: 347
Views: 70,598
Posted By jbar28
I know it seems that way, but those of you guys...

I know it seems that way, but those of you guys that were introduced to riding by your dad, brothers, uncles, or someone when you were very young should take a minute to thank those guys if they are...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 05-22-2013, 08:55 AM
Replies: 272
Views: 62,372
Posted By jbar28
Neat Thread

A Honda SL70. What I didn't know at the time is that mine was the one-year only color of Summer Yellow, just like this one I saw at Mid-Ohio a few years ago for $5000!
...
Forum: Face plant 05-22-2013, 12:12 AM
Replies: 102
Views: 19,253
Posted By jbar28
Great, love your positive attitude. It would be...

Great, love your positive attitude. It would be so easy to fall into the trap of bitterness and self pity, and I applaud you for not letting that happen. :clap The new helmet is a great sign of...
Forum: Ride reports 05-15-2013, 01:38 PM
Replies: 127
Views: 20,327
Posted By jbar28
Biker's Home

Since I've been back, I've become aware of a place in Ouarzazate called Biker's Home. While I've never been there and don't know these folks, it seems many ADV riders do. Among the services they...
Forum: Ride reports 05-04-2013, 01:33 AM
Replies: 53
Views: 10,054
Posted By jbar28
:rofl I had the same reaction to my Ibis Budget...

:rofl I had the same reaction to my Ibis Budget experience in Troyes a few nights ago. I'm pretty sure these hotels exist only to convince you to spend the extra money for a better experience the...
Forum: Ride reports 05-04-2013, 01:17 AM
Replies: 127
Views: 20,327
Posted By jbar28
Live to work, or work to live.

There's no doubt that food is healthier in many parts of the world than most of the food most Americans eat. Americans have the choice, and many choose to eat poor quality food. It was interesting...
Forum: Equipment 05-04-2013, 12:29 AM
Replies: 396
Views: 48,741
Posted By jbar28
Quick grab shots

After looking at some of Ghost Rider's images, there's no way I'm going to post any of mine here! Certain proof that any quality camera in the right hands can produce stunning shots. Well done!...
Forum: Ride reports 05-01-2013, 04:30 AM
Replies: 127
Views: 20,327
Posted By jbar28
Maps and getting lost...

I mentioned earlier that I used an open source GPS map, because I didn't want to buy the Garmin map for $119. Tonny did the same thing, and both worked out fine. But the GPS became so necessary...
Forum: Ride reports 05-01-2013, 12:29 AM
Replies: 127
Views: 20,327
Posted By jbar28
Wink I remember the day I bolted the pannier racks on...

I remember the day I bolted the pannier racks on the V-Strom. I thought I had really made some progress in the direction of being an 'adventure rider', and I probably had. I haven't been that for...
Forum: Ride reports 04-30-2013, 09:58 PM
Replies: 127
Views: 20,327
Posted By jbar28
Thanks. Nice selection of bikes listed in your...

Thanks. Nice selection of bikes listed in your signature line. One of the things I should have done but did not was stop and have lunch with two Super Ténéré riders with Great Britain plates, the...
Forum: Ride reports 04-30-2013, 01:36 PM
Replies: 66
Views: 12,652
Posted By jbar28
All very true. I have similar feelings, thinking...

All very true. I have similar feelings, thinking of lots of things I wanted to include but forgot at the time, and now it seems awkward to add back in. But I also like the immediate feedback of...
Forum: Ride reports 04-30-2013, 12:59 PM
Replies: 127
Views: 20,327
Posted By jbar28
Yes, being home is good. Thanks for some good...

Yes, being home is good. Thanks for some good times in Morocco, glad we met up and hope to repeat sometime. Need to do a little clean up and work on the bike, and decided if I really want to ride...
Forum: Ride reports 04-30-2013, 08:45 AM
Replies: 127
Views: 20,327
Posted By jbar28
Back home, but where is Spring?

I woke up this morning in the dark to the sound of water running through a pipe, and thought it was pretty early for someone upstairs to be taking a shower, as it was still totally dark outside. ...
Forum: Ride reports 04-29-2013, 02:59 PM
Replies: 127
Views: 20,327
Posted By jbar28
Monday

Out and on the road at 8AM, with the famous vineyards of St Emilion still covered in the morning fog.
http://i808.photobucket.com/albums/zz5/jbar280/P1010358.jpg

As much as I'm looking forward to...
Forum: Ride reports 04-28-2013, 03:35 PM
Replies: 127
Views: 20,327
Posted By jbar28
I knew it would be a long, cold day, so I started...

I knew it would be a long, cold day, so I started out with pretty much all the warm clothing I had. The thought of running through Spain seemed so wrong, but long sweeping curves and twisty mountain...
Forum: Ride reports 04-27-2013, 11:15 PM
Replies: 127
Views: 20,327
Posted By jbar28
A Saturday Night in Toledo...

My hotel doesn't serve breakfast so I went to the cafe down the street, which mistook my order as breakfast for two, I think.
http://i808.photobucket.com/albums/zz5/jbar280/P1010205.jpg

It wasn't...
Forum: Ride reports 04-27-2013, 12:53 PM
Replies: 66
Views: 12,652
Posted By jbar28
Nice of them to put your sandwich in a labelled...

Nice of them to put your sandwich in a labelled bag, just in case you mistook it for the beer:D. Glad to see you're doing well, greetings from Toledo, Spain. Also rainy, and COLD! Will have to look...
Forum: Ride reports 04-27-2013, 12:25 AM
Replies: 127
Views: 20,327
Posted By jbar28
Friday

Over coffee Friday morning Eric handed me a plate and said "This should look familiar". It did.

http://i808.photobucket.com/albums/zz5/jbar280/P1010148.jpg

Eric and Michelle had been at our...
Forum: Ride reports 04-26-2013, 11:53 PM
Replies: 127
Views: 20,327
Posted By jbar28
I should do a real post about Thursday, I guess. ...

I should do a real post about Thursday, I guess. I woke up at 4am, unable to sleep, thinking about things that might have gone wrong the day before. It took me quite a while to stop myself from...
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