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Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths Today, 01:41 PM
Replies: 38,405
Views: 10,183,935
Posted By gmk999
My Guess... he was staring at the photographer a...

My Guess... he was staring at the photographer a bit too long
Forum: Thumpers Today, 01:35 PM
Replies: 58
Views: 909
Posted By gmk999
I was in your place 15 years ago,KLR650, DR650,...

I was in your place 15 years ago,KLR650, DR650, orBMW 650. I opted at the time for a used Beemer because it felt far more solid and highway-able.Also I felt it would resell better when the time came...
Forum: Equipment Today, 05:13 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 792
Posted By gmk999
You said Earbuds-I know, just adding my 2c

http://helmetspeakers.com
I have the same problem with earbuds becoming uncomfortable with time, so I went to a cheap pair of helmet speakers from this site,
Eventually I went to a SENA set that...
Forum: GS Boxers Today, 04:38 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 771
Posted By gmk999
I started fliping my fronts years ago, when I...

I started fliping my fronts years ago, when I couldnít keep my Kendas from wearing badly, I carried the practice to my TKC80Ēs and it works great, I get another 4k out of the front this way,
I...
Forum: Thumpers Today, 04:17 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 300
Posted By gmk999
Glad its only that, I use Pro taper(gold) x-ring,...

Glad its only that, I use Pro taper(gold) x-ring, I get a few years out of them if I lube them well. The bike has a lot of torque so look at a Chain that is above #8,000 rated...
Forum: Pics, pics, pics... Yesterday, 05:37 PM
Replies: 825
Views: 69,438
Posted By gmk999
F650 classic

http://i1274.photobucket.com/albums/y438/gklouman/P8140009_zps5a460800.jpg (http://s1274.photobucket.com/user/gklouman/media/P8140009_zps5a460800.jpg.html)
F650
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths Yesterday, 05:26 PM
Replies: 38,405
Views: 10,183,935
Posted By gmk999
I am told that they are both the Opel GT

I am told that they are both the Opel GT
Forum: Thumpers Yesterday, 05:11 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 1,792
Posted By gmk999
They can go almost anywhere, they are hard to...

They can go almost anywhere, they are hard to kill. hardly affected by technology, were there at the beginning and will still be going strong at the end.

________as a rotax
Forum: Thumpers Yesterday, 01:22 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 300
Posted By gmk999
Was it a new chain? when x and O ring chains...

Was it a new chain? when x and O ring chains start to go ,they breakdown fast.
Also Just because it is a 520 doesnít mean it it strong enough for the torque of a big thumper. If the PO put on a...
Forum: Thumpers Yesterday, 01:14 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 1,792
Posted By gmk999
Thumpers are the Cockroach of Motorcycles.

Thumpers are the Cockroach of Motorcycles.
Forum: Thumpers Yesterday, 05:10 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 300
Posted By gmk999
Bummer I was hoping for a simple fix, Also ,...

Bummer I was hoping for a simple fix,
Also , have you checked in at the the Chaingang for Info ? F650.com , there is tons of f specific info available there too.
Forum: Thumpers Yesterday, 04:12 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 300
Posted By gmk999
Could it be a loose Kickstand or Centerstand? I...

Could it be a loose Kickstand or Centerstand? I just had to reset the stop nut on my centerstand for that reason. It was hitting my swingarm. I could only hear it at low speed.
Forum: Day Trippin' Yesterday, 04:09 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 776
Posted By gmk999
My buddy always tells me that if you can put your...

My buddy always tells me that if you can put your kickstand down ,and it holds, itís not on a trail.
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 05-25-2015, 01:58 PM
Replies: 62
Views: 2,441
Posted By gmk999
Tough choice.. Good on you. The bike will sell...

Tough choice.. Good on you. The bike will sell (to your GF if you play your cards right) and the kid got a lesson in responsibility. you made a kind offer (essentially to pay for his training) If...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 05-25-2015, 12:12 PM
Replies: 89
Views: 5,251
Posted By gmk999
you would like my Funduro.

you would like my Funduro.
Forum: The Garage 05-25-2015, 07:17 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 565
Posted By gmk999
Hard to tell without dimentions, and surface...

Hard to tell without dimentions, and surface re-treatment (dirt, concrete, ashphalt)
Plastic culvert can be a shovel job depending on how big it is.
Cut the asphalt with a skillsaw and diamond...
Forum: Pics, pics, pics... 05-25-2015, 06:07 AM
Replies: 2,125
Views: 579,519
Posted By gmk999
http://i1274.photobucket.com/albums/y438/gklouman/...

http://i1274.photobucket.com/albums/y438/gklouman/IMG_6904_zpsa2fxj5ke.jpg (http://s1274.photobucket.com/user/gklouman/media/IMG_6904_zpsa2fxj5ke.jpg.html)
This weekend in VT, The little Eureka is...
Forum: Pics, pics, pics... 05-25-2015, 05:58 AM
Replies: 2,125
Views: 579,519
Posted By gmk999
I always say that getting out of the tent in the...

I always say that getting out of the tent in the morning is the hardest part of cold weather camping...
Solution found!!
Forum: Equipment 05-19-2015, 08:55 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 1,851
Posted By gmk999
Call UPS they will search, also call the sender...

Call UPS they will search, also call the sender (or email). I lost some cabinet doors last winter. Both UPS and the sender were willing to get my product to me.
Sender made new doors , UPS...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 05-13-2015, 01:45 PM
Replies: 105
Views: 4,090
Posted By gmk999
Ahhh .. that's why they all him "Baldy"

Ahhh .. that's why they all him "Baldy"
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 05-13-2015, 12:40 PM
Replies: 118
Views: 8,863
Posted By gmk999
My Hipster kid (32) says anything like a clean...

My Hipster kid (32) says anything like a clean old triumph or Honda with a 70ís look. for a one up.
But with a hack for two up and daily BS. he says ď hipsters are never alone , you need to bring a...
Forum: Equipment 05-11-2015, 09:11 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 360
Posted By gmk999
Tires first.. the lever is bent already.. whats a...

Tires first.. the lever is bent already.. whats a few more bends. Like said before. tires are crash protection (and confidence) the TKCís are great tires but mileage on the rears will be short 2-3k...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 05-11-2015, 08:55 AM
Replies: 181
Views: 7,278
Posted By gmk999
Iím with you on the 3/4.. Great for duking about...

Iím with you on the 3/4.. Great for duking about town and sunny day cruising, but when iím traveling I still opt for my MC style full face.
The one get off that i have had in almost 40 years was a...
Forum: Equipment 05-10-2015, 02:53 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,007
Posted By gmk999
It doesnít seem to matter what I do, it still...

It doesnít seem to matter what I do, it still takes too much concentration to see it. So...I no longer look unless Iím stopped. I use turn by turn audio through my Sena, and have assigned ringtones...
Forum: Face plant 05-10-2015, 09:47 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,669
Posted By gmk999
So Sorry to all involved. R.I.P.

So Sorry to all involved. R.I.P.
Forum: The Garage 05-09-2015, 05:00 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,192
Posted By gmk999
Happened to me. I used pledge for years, it...

Happened to me. I used pledge for years, it seemed great I could just gorilla the tire onto the rim, usually without spoons. Then one winter day I spun my tire leaving a snowy spot onto the ashphalt...
Forum: Equipment 05-09-2015, 09:58 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 755
Posted By gmk999
Frog toggs are cheap easy and remarkably dry.I...

Frog toggs are cheap easy and remarkably dry.I would opt that way.
My riding gear is waterproof and i still carry frog toggs in my bag JIC.
Available everywhere you go at the box sporting goods...
Forum: Equipment 05-06-2015, 04:48 PM
Replies: 96
Views: 19,597
Posted By gmk999
http://i1274.photobucket.com/albums/y438/gklouman/...

http://i1274.photobucket.com/albums/y438/gklouman/IMG_5822_2_zpsamzjf5z2.jpg (http://s1274.photobucket.com/user/gklouman/media/IMG_5822_2_zpsamzjf5z2.jpg.html)
Forum: Face plant 05-06-2015, 10:34 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 2,879
Posted By gmk999
Sadness

Thoughts and prayers to he and his survivors.
Forum: Equipment 05-06-2015, 10:28 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,435
Posted By gmk999
I bought a TOL GE frontload set a few years ago,...

I bought a TOL GE frontload set a few years ago, full size, energy star, HE and stackable. Itís great BUT a load set on heavy soil, (which is my daily) takes 2:45 from start to finish. 2:45 longer if...
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 05-05-2015, 03:54 PM
Replies: 71
Views: 12,396
Posted By gmk999
I got a kit from Jack at Roadstercycle. the only...

I got a kit from Jack at Roadstercycle. the only wires that I had to deal with were the 3 stator wires. I spliced them and soldered then covered in shrink tubing. everything else was made to fit....
Forum: Equipment 05-04-2015, 07:01 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 2,187
Posted By gmk999
The grey Alpinstars that GHO100 posted earlier is...

The grey Alpinstars that GHO100 posted earlier is a great deal and checks all the boxes for northeast gear.

I'm not a hi-Vis guy
Forum: Equipment 05-04-2015, 06:51 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 2,187
Posted By gmk999
Pick a few from the sites that you think he would...

Pick a few from the sites that you think he would wear, and I'm sure you can get an opinion of them here.
I got a Fieldsheer adventure parka at closeouts for $150.. I would recommend it all day...
Forum: Equipment 05-04-2015, 03:57 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 2,187
Posted By gmk999
Anything he will wear and is CE certified is a...

Anything he will wear and is CE certified is a good start' Check out http://www.motorcyclecloseouts.com/
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 04-30-2015, 06:43 PM
Replies: 90
Views: 7,463
Posted By gmk999
What? No Rotax love in da house??

What? No Rotax love in da house??
Forum: The Garage 04-30-2015, 06:26 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,815
Posted By gmk999
Cycle gear has them

Cycle gear has them
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 04-30-2015, 05:27 PM
Replies: 314
Views: 20,641
Posted By gmk999
Honda 750 four with a windjammer fairing,...

Honda 750 four with a windjammer fairing, preferably in brown
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 04-30-2015, 05:22 AM
Replies: 82
Views: 3,898
Posted By gmk999
Itís my guess that if we put a camera facing...

Itís my guess that if we put a camera facing backward and reviewed the video after a day of riding, we would never ride again.
Forum: Equipment 04-29-2015, 01:39 PM
Replies: 69
Views: 4,630
Posted By gmk999
Precolater

That should say Percolator^^^
http://i1274.photobucket.com/albums/y438/gklouman/IMG_3124_zpsqxcp4f2r.jpg (http://s1274.photobucket.com/user/gklouman/media/IMG_3124_zpsqxcp4f2r.jpg.html)
after...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 04-27-2015, 04:24 PM
Replies: 57
Views: 3,541
Posted By gmk999
Happens once a month in New England

And sux everytime

Ride as safely as you can given the situation and traffic flow. When it gets dicey and you become fearful for your safety , Get off the road until the deluge passes.
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