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Forum: Vendors 02-25-2015, 12:33 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 347
Posted By der_saeufer
And UPS probably would've ripped off the...

And UPS probably would've ripped off the recipient by charging for customs brokerage and overestimating any duty due.

That's what'd happen if the buyer were Canadian or American.
Forum: Equipment 02-25-2015, 12:23 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 404
Posted By der_saeufer
Easy, secure enough, and free at your local U.S....

Easy, secure enough, and free at your local U.S. police department courtesy of Project Childsafe. I hear you can use them to keep unauthorized people from using firearms, but mine never leaves my...
Forum: The Garage 02-25-2015, 09:37 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,864
Posted By der_saeufer
:clap I have an old-ass 3x8 tilt-bed that I...

:clap

I have an old-ass 3x8 tilt-bed that I haul bikes on. It might weigh 150lb empty. 15psi and the tires still don't get warm.

I also have a 12' fiberglass sailboat on a trailer with 8"...
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 02-21-2015, 01:49 PM
Replies: 407
Views: 20,354
Posted By der_saeufer
Old: ...

Old:
http://tapatalk.imageshack.com/v2/15/02/21/415d9610eb694db21a4faf738d46f7c2.jpg

Park Circle, North Charleston

New:...
Forum: Equipment 02-03-2015, 08:20 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,319
Posted By der_saeufer
I used to live in New England and signed up for...

I used to live in New England and signed up for EZPass when NH first rolled it out. I ordered an exterior tag for the bike figuring I'd mount it inside the fairing right above the headlight and a...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 01-27-2015, 11:47 AM
Replies: 75
Views: 4,823
Posted By der_saeufer
It's virtually impossible to meet Euro-3 or...

It's virtually impossible to meet Euro-3 or Euro-4 without also meeting USEPA standards, but as you say, they have to prove it. If no one pays to test it, it can't be imported. By the time you got a...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 01-27-2015, 11:36 AM
Replies: 97
Views: 6,243
Posted By der_saeufer
Right, but none of those towns is incorporated...

Right, but none of those towns is incorporated for the sole purpose of citing speeders along its highway like the speed trap towns of some of the Eastern states. I should've been more clear in my...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 01-27-2015, 10:55 AM
Replies: 97
Views: 6,243
Posted By der_saeufer
So the same sort of technology that enables...

So the same sort of technology that enables automated license-plate scanners networked together to create a map of a particular car's movements is a double-edged sword? Who would ever have guessed?!...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 01-24-2015, 04:51 PM
Replies: 75
Views: 4,823
Posted By der_saeufer
As far as carbon footprint sure, since CO2 is...

As far as carbon footprint sure, since CO2 is directly proportional to amount of fuel used (assuming same fuel).

As far as smog-forming air pollution (CO, NOx, HC)? Not. Even. Close. You have to...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 01-21-2015, 08:04 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 2,082
Posted By der_saeufer
It doesn't matter whether you're in a no-fault...

It doesn't matter whether you're in a no-fault state, of which there are very few anymore.

Collision coverage by definition covers collision damage to your vehicle (exception: in some states,...
Forum: Equipment 01-21-2015, 07:10 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 948
Posted By der_saeufer
Sounds like #1 China is turning out some crappy...

Sounds like #1 China is turning out some crappy trailer tires. I wonder if there's still anyone making them in the first world.
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 01-21-2015, 07:02 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 2,082
Posted By der_saeufer
Whether loss of income, pain and suffering, etc....

Whether loss of income, pain and suffering, etc. are covered varies by state and potentially by insurance company. Also, don't forget that your health insurance will subrogate, so if you have $100k...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 01-20-2015, 01:33 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 2,082
Posted By der_saeufer
Yep. It covers medical expenses for you (and your...

Yep. It covers medical expenses for you (and your passenger) when someone else is at fault but doesn't have insurance.

If you and every passenger you might carry have good health insurance that...
Forum: Thumpers 01-20-2015, 10:51 AM
Replies: 11,702
Views: 1,810,249
Posted By der_saeufer
Who made that seat? At 6'3" I could also use a...

Who made that seat? At 6'3" I could also use a little (ok a lot) more ass-to-foot distance on the XT.
Forum: Equipment 01-20-2015, 10:38 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 948
Posted By der_saeufer
It's also called operator error. One of the other...

It's also called operator error. One of the other reasons you see so many blowouts on trailer tires is due to people putting the trailer away for 6mos and then towing it without checking the tire...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 01-20-2015, 08:36 AM
Replies: 901
Views: 319,134
Posted By der_saeufer
Read the instructions that go with the form. ...

Read the instructions that go with the form.

That block is only required for dealer sales.
Forum: Americas 01-15-2015, 02:24 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,014
Posted By der_saeufer
I've done it. Every U-Haul 5x9 I've seen in the...

I've done it. Every U-Haul 5x9 I've seen in the past few years has a bulge in the front wall for a front wheel. Not a "real" chock but close enough. They also have at least four (maybe six) D-rings...
Forum: Equipment 01-13-2015, 10:51 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 525
Posted By der_saeufer
If invoiced correctly (i.e. $X for boots plus $Y...

If invoiced correctly (i.e. $X for boots plus $Y for shipping) by the seller, the $185 boots would enter the US duty-free like any shipment worth less than $200.

FedEx will probably charge you a...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 01-12-2015, 01:03 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 2,082
Posted By der_saeufer
If your coverages are the same on both quotes,...

If your coverages are the same on both quotes, it's just because rating systems vary.

When I lived in NorCal, I once got an Allstate quote that was literally ten times what I was paying...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 01-12-2015, 06:51 AM
Replies: 185
Views: 14,128
Posted By der_saeufer
It varies by state in the US. Federally,...

It varies by state in the US. Federally, checkpoints are legal. Most states' constitutions have a corollary to the 4th Amendment, but each state's Supreme Court interprets it differently. In some...
Forum: The Garage 12-30-2014, 04:21 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 434
Posted By der_saeufer
You can pick up one of those little floaty-ball...

You can pick up one of those little floaty-ball antifreeze testers at Crappy Tire or Walmart for $2-3.

The dealer probably filled it with 50/50 like he was supposed to, but testing it is cheap...
Forum: Day Trippin' 12-29-2014, 06:53 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 941
Posted By der_saeufer
Tasmania is a beautiful and (somehow) often...

Tasmania is a beautiful and (somehow) often forgotten place. Sadly, Hertz in Launceston was fresh out of bikes, so I did my touring in a Kia Rio. Had someone offered me a job, I'd probably never have...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 12-24-2014, 07:20 AM
Replies: 901
Views: 319,134
Posted By der_saeufer
...and the page you linked shows exactly what the...

...and the page you linked shows exactly what the State of Vermont wants from you. (Though they do seem to be OK with accepting other states' verification forms sometimes.)
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 12-23-2014, 04:36 PM
Replies: 901
Views: 319,134
Posted By der_saeufer
My turn to post this: ...

My turn to post this:
http://i1.kym-cdn.com/photos/images/facebook/000/001/582/picard-facepalm.jpg

The form has instructions, available from the very same State of Vermont webpage. Read and...
Forum: Thumpers 12-22-2014, 06:32 PM
Replies: 11,702
Views: 1,810,249
Posted By der_saeufer
1) Proper gear 2) Bike in working order (it...

1) Proper gear
2) Bike in working order (it takes 3 seconds to check that brake light every time you leave the house, and you only have one!)
2.5) A spare tail/brake light bulb because it fits in...
Forum: Pics, pics, pics... 12-20-2014, 06:14 PM
Replies: 521
Views: 139,478
Posted By der_saeufer
Thank you for choosing the Jellybean Moving...

Thank you for choosing the Jellybean Moving Company.

http://i1238.photobucket.com/albums/ff495/der_saeufer/IMG_20140807_170604441_HDR.jpg

28mpg at 70mph. I'll take it!

('03 XT225 on a...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 12-19-2014, 11:17 AM
Replies: 901
Views: 319,134
Posted By der_saeufer
That's the case nearly everywhere... OP is...

That's the case nearly everywhere...

OP is trying to cheat the Georgia taxman, that's his deal. Like I told him, almost certainly not worth it.

I paid my taxes to California when I lived there,...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 12-19-2014, 06:18 AM
Replies: 901
Views: 319,134
Posted By der_saeufer
If you're just looking to cheat the taxman, there...

If you're just looking to cheat the taxman, there are tons of states that allow non-residents to register vehicles, some of which have no property tax attached. Wisconsin will happily plate anything...
Forum: Thumpers 12-17-2014, 02:28 PM
Replies: 11,702
Views: 1,810,249
Posted By der_saeufer
:deal :clap Mixture screw adjustment should be...

:deal :clap Mixture screw adjustment should be one of the first things you do when you get your hands on an XT225/(carb'd)250

XTs are jetted waaaaaaay lean stock. This behavior is typical of a...
Forum: The British Invasion: Triumph Tigers 12-15-2014, 10:49 AM
Replies: 64
Views: 5,840
Posted By der_saeufer
Don't even go there. DL650 TPS, common to most FI...

Don't even go there. DL650 TPS, common to most FI Suzukis of the 2000s plus some of the later carb'd I-4s. Of course it bit it on a cross-country road trip and not in my garage.

Couldn't be had...
Forum: Trip Planning 12-12-2014, 11:56 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 2,230
Posted By der_saeufer
Technically, no. You have to be a Washington...

Technically, no. You have to be a Washington resident to register vehicles in Washington (and I got a nasty letter when I moved out of WA telling me to show up in person in Olympia to renew my plate...
Forum: Thumpers 12-11-2014, 06:10 PM
Replies: 1,788
Views: 403,321
Posted By der_saeufer
That's awesome. I've been lurking this thread...

That's awesome. I've been lurking this thread because I'm thinking about getting a DR650 (that or an old XT350)--I definitely wasn't expecting to see that bike in here. How many miles on that bad boy...
Forum: Thumpers 12-11-2014, 09:42 AM
Replies: 1,788
Views: 403,321
Posted By der_saeufer
Holy shit, that's my old KLR parked next to your...

Holy shit, that's my old KLR parked next to your DR!! Glad to see it's still kicking and that whoever owns it now put real handguards on it. I miss that bike :cry

And I realize now that you're the...
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 12-06-2014, 08:28 PM
Replies: 1,420
Views: 76,767
Posted By der_saeufer
Yeah, but I'm too lazy to ride to other parts of...

Yeah, but I'm too lazy to ride to other parts of the state! :1drink

I'm gonna have to start playing some of the national/global ones though.
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 12-06-2014, 12:14 PM
Replies: 1,420
Views: 76,767
Posted By der_saeufer
Stale tag is stale. I'll break the rules and get...

Stale tag is stale. I'll break the rules and get it myself.

Old:
http://tapatalk.imageshack.com/v2/14/12/06/43576c7ab27de0ba70fd8414282cbc37.jpg

Beth Elohim synagogue, Hasell st. Charleston
...
Forum: Equipment 11-28-2014, 11:08 AM
Replies: 148
Views: 17,622
Posted By der_saeufer
This pretty much mirrors my experience--they know...

This pretty much mirrors my experience--they know how to make top-notch gear, but despite having been around for a couple decades, they don't seem to know how to run a mail-order shop.

Dropped off...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 11-26-2014, 09:15 AM
Replies: 901
Views: 319,134
Posted By der_saeufer
I suspect that as more and more states quit...

I suspect that as more and more states quit allowing dirt bikes to be plated*, more and more people are trying to sneak them through Vermont. I wouldn't be surprised if their technology isn't up to...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 11-22-2014, 07:45 PM
Replies: 118
Views: 15,427
Posted By der_saeufer
That's the one thing we do have in the US. Most...

That's the one thing we do have in the US. Most states require you to renew your license every few years, and at least some of those renewals require you to show up in person for a new photo and a...
Forum: Equipment 11-21-2014, 01:42 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,581
Posted By der_saeufer
The thing that's ridiculous about UPS and FedEx...

The thing that's ridiculous about UPS and FedEx is that:

1) They charge 'estimated duty' on shipments that are obviously duty-free--goods made in Canada, motorcycle helmets, shipments whose total...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 11-21-2014, 09:26 AM
Replies: 3,524
Views: 510,290
Posted By der_saeufer
Plain ole target fixation is usually to blame. A...

Plain ole target fixation is usually to blame. A driver not paying attention will semi-consciously adjust his speed with other traffic. If you're the only other traffic, sometimes you have to really...
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