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Forum: Central – From Da Nort Woods to the Plane States 04-24-2015, 07:16 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,207
Posted By Elderberry
Of all the activities that Peoria Motorcycle Club...

Of all the activities that Peoria Motorcycle Club sponsors this event is the fastest growing and Critic :clap is doing a fantastic job laying out cool adventure rides.

Come on out and join us...
Forum: Day Trippin' 07-15-2012, 08:49 AM
Replies: 161
Views: 40,583
Posted By Elderberry
Okay Dave.... You finally got me. I've just...

Okay Dave.... You finally got me. I've just been quietly lurking for the last year or two -- subscribing to IDave threads -- reading the thoughts -- contemplating the experiences you share --...
Forum: GS Boxers 04-11-2012, 06:58 AM
Replies: 95
Views: 11,189
Posted By Elderberry
I wouldn't vote for that clown with your vote,...

I wouldn't vote for that clown with your vote, let alone mine.... Illinois is owned and operated by the Chicago democratic machine. Us down-staters are just screwed and now the rest of America is...
Forum: GS Boxers 04-10-2012, 08:40 PM
Replies: 95
Views: 11,189
Posted By Elderberry
It's getting tougher to "fix" things here in...

It's getting tougher to "fix" things here in Illinois. They keep putting all the governors in jail.... :lol3
Forum: GS Boxers 03-20-2011, 09:40 PM
Replies: 98
Views: 9,097
Posted By Elderberry
So how do I find out when my GS went into...

So how do I find out when my GS went into service..??
Forum: Epic Ride Reports 09-08-2010, 07:33 PM
Replies: 304
Views: 150,908
Posted By Elderberry
This is gonna be good....!!!

This is gonna be good....!!!
Forum: Central – From Da Nort Woods to the Plane States 09-08-2010, 06:03 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 846
Posted By Elderberry
I'll be there -- working the event. C'mon...

I'll be there -- working the event.

C'mon back Sunday and see some of the best vintage TT racing in the country...!!! Not many places you can still hear those old bikes makin' horsepower in the...
Forum: Epic Ride Reports 09-06-2010, 06:51 PM
Replies: 162
Views: 43,873
Posted By Elderberry
Bernadotte... On the Spoon River... ...

Bernadotte... On the Spoon River...

http://elderberry.smugmug.com/Other/Motorcycles/bernadotte-dam/997479975_HggCu-M.gif


Ok. so maybe it's not Hoover or Three Gorges. But it's paid for......
Forum: Central – From Da Nort Woods to the Plane States 05-16-2010, 08:35 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 5,127
Posted By Elderberry
Ya-butt the arm healed up pretty good so I'll be...

Ya-butt the arm healed up pretty good so I'll be back this year so I can ride the last 25% that I missed last year... Great ride and great people... THANKS for the ice and bandages...!!!
Forum: GS Boxers 05-10-2010, 02:14 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 2,773
Posted By Elderberry
There must be something wrong with my GS. It...

There must be something wrong with my GS. It shifts butter smooth. Probably the smoothest of anything I have.... Nothing like my (Kerrrr--LUNK) Harleys...

Of all the motorcycles I've had (30 or...
Forum: Thumpers 05-09-2010, 11:34 AM
Replies: 619
Views: 267,077
Posted By Elderberry
Disclaimer: I didn't read the entire thread so if...

Disclaimer: I didn't read the entire thread so if this is 205 just ignore it...

I've been spooning my own tires on & off for around 40 years and it does get easier with practice. Also, I still...
Forum: GS Boxers 04-25-2010, 07:47 PM
Replies: 63
Views: 13,609
Posted By Elderberry
I faced the same decision last year. 990 adv or...

I faced the same decision last year. 990 adv or 1200 gs..??? Understand, I was already a KTM customer with 2 dirt bikes in my garage, along with an FJR. I looked at the 990 first and had decided...
Forum: Epic Ride Reports 09-22-2009, 08:36 PM
Replies: 117
Views: 164,609
Posted By Elderberry
Just in case this thing actually survives a while...

Just in case this thing actually survives a while :D I thought it would be cool to be in the first thread. Probably as close as I'll ever come to immortality in this life...

And it is the best...
Forum: Epic Ride Reports 06-05-2009, 06:51 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 918
Posted By Elderberry
Wow...!!! Great job...!!! I was up that...

Wow...!!! Great job...!!!

I was up that way in summer of '95 on a trip to Cody. Going back that way this August. Your pics brought back a flood of good memories...

Thanks for having the...
Forum: Epic Ride Reports 05-30-2009, 07:38 AM
Replies: 53
Views: 7,980
Posted By Elderberry
Great trip report. Your pictures are really...

Great trip report. Your pictures are really good. Sharp color and nice detail. I'd love to ride that road up to the pinnacle...!!!
Forum: Epic Ride Reports 05-28-2009, 03:23 PM
Replies: 53
Views: 7,980
Posted By Elderberry
Knarly...!!!! Way to go guys...!!

Knarly...!!!!

Way to go guys...!!
Forum: Epic Ride Reports 05-27-2009, 08:10 PM
Replies: 53
Views: 7,980
Posted By Elderberry
No such thing... ALL fears of snakes are...

No such thing... ALL fears of snakes are completely and totally rational..

Spiders and scorpions too...!!!

Nice ride report... Thanks for sharing... I think I got a little claustrophobic...
Forum: Epic Ride Reports 04-14-2009, 06:57 PM
Replies: 183
Views: 54,960
Posted By Elderberry
Good catch, Ozy... I didn't see that one. Does...

Good catch, Ozy... I didn't see that one. Does look a bit like Baldy...

There is also one in the center arch. Right at the top of the brick work on the inner wall. To me it looks like what I...
Forum: Epic Ride Reports 04-14-2009, 06:13 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 4,764
Posted By Elderberry
I'm in.... One of the most beautiful...

I'm in....

One of the most beautiful countries and some of the most beautiful people in the world...

:lurk
Forum: Epic Ride Reports 04-14-2009, 05:50 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 3,445
Posted By Elderberry
Bravo...!!!! Good RR... Anyone that...

Bravo...!!!!

Good RR...

Anyone that can do a road trip on a really loaded 250 Ninja has found the right pastime...!!! I predict you are going to have a long and fruitful relationship with...
Forum: Epic Ride Reports 04-14-2009, 12:50 PM
Replies: 183
Views: 54,960
Posted By Elderberry
Look a little closer, Dave... At first I...

Look a little closer, Dave...

At first I thought it might be just me so I just had my wife look at several of these pictures. When I got to this one all I said was "tell me what you see in this...
Forum: Epic Ride Reports 04-13-2009, 10:50 PM
Replies: 183
Views: 54,960
Posted By Elderberry
Incredible picture. It gave me goose bumps and...

Incredible picture. It gave me goose bumps and made me shiver. Wonderful composition....

I also enjoyed your southwest tour...

You two make a great team...
...
Forum: Equipment 03-21-2009, 07:16 PM
Replies: 1,743
Views: 930,159
Posted By Elderberry
Best bang for the buck investment: ATGATT ...

Best bang for the buck investment:

ATGATT

O-ring. Caterpillar 8M4991. Around 3 bucks...
Forum: Central – From Da Nort Woods to the Plane States 03-20-2009, 10:25 PM
Replies: 766
Views: 29,438
Posted By Elderberry
Wow... Interesting thread with interesting...

Wow...

Interesting thread with interesting place names...

Havana.. Fulton County.. Bernadotte.. Zip code of 61542...

I don't recognize anything in the pictures but it has been nearly 30...
Forum: GS Boxers 03-20-2009, 12:00 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,698
Posted By Elderberry
Now that is one sharp looking motorcycle. Your...

Now that is one sharp looking motorcycle. Your seat really looks comfortable....

Nice job...
Forum: GS Boxers 03-20-2009, 11:11 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 1,833
Posted By Elderberry
Here is what the spec sheet on mine said: ...

Here is what the spec sheet on mine said:

2009 R1200GS
$0.00--------(Faster) Namibia Orange
$250.00-----Heated Grips
$250.00-----TPM (tire pressure monitor)
$295.00-----On Board Computer ...
Forum: GS Boxers 03-20-2009, 09:28 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 1,833
Posted By Elderberry
Ouch... I hate having to replace brand new...

Ouch...

I hate having to replace brand new parts with brand new parts....
Forum: GS Boxers 03-20-2009, 09:20 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 1,833
Posted By Elderberry
Opps.. Missed the S... And yes, the bags are...

Opps.. Missed the S... And yes, the bags are over a thousand.

By suspension did you mean the ESA option..??
Forum: GS Boxers 03-20-2009, 09:00 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 1,833
Posted By Elderberry
A thousand..??? Man... I spent more than that...

A thousand..??? Man... I spent more than that on extra stuff before I even got it out of the dealer's door...

Then the real spending starts when you get home... And get your new Touratech...
Forum: GS Boxers 03-20-2009, 08:45 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 1,833
Posted By Elderberry
And you also get one of the most important...

And you also get one of the most important additions, but it's not optional.

A hugh grin that won't go away for several days....

Oh.. Yeah.. You also get this terrible urge to spend...
Forum: GS Boxers 03-10-2009, 07:32 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,549
Posted By Elderberry
Thanks, Rick... I'm pretty short (5'9" on...

Thanks, Rick...

I'm pretty short (5'9" on my better days) so you'd think the darn thing would work for me but it doesn't. My head feels like a speed bag...

I go through this on every bike I...
Forum: GS Boxers 03-08-2009, 10:01 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,549
Posted By Elderberry
Yep, Doc. Back room at Twin City... Hi...

Yep, Doc. Back room at Twin City...

Hi tslewisz... Liked your Ninja... Not sure if I'll keep the Feej or not. One of the guys I used to work with would like to buy it but I know I would miss...
Forum: GS Boxers 03-08-2009, 06:41 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,549
Posted By Elderberry
Thanks, folks.... It was a great ride home....

Thanks, folks....

It was a great ride home. Seem's like every time I bring one home it's either raining or snowing...

First impressions:

Very smooth. Engine feels different than...
Forum: GS Boxers 03-07-2009, 05:44 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,549
Posted By Elderberry
Is there room for me in here...???

Brought her home from the dealer's today. Sorry for the poor pics -- my wife snapped a couple while I was writing out the check... :D

http://elderberry.smugmug.com/photos/486879639_adYpP-M.jpg
...
Forum: GS Boxers 03-07-2009, 05:33 PM
Replies: 8,245
Views: 4,334,399
Posted By Elderberry
Followed me home from the dealer's today.... ...

Followed me home from the dealer's today....

:D

http://elderberry.smugmug.com/photos/486879639_adYpP-S.jpg
Forum: The Perfect Line and Other Riding Myths 02-11-2009, 10:30 PM
Replies: 134
Views: 18,009
Posted By Elderberry
Many, many years ago when I made my living as a...

Many, many years ago when I made my living as a leo I pulled over a car for speeding. Two people sitting very close together. When I got up to the driver's door the elderly gentleman was trying to...
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 01-25-2009, 06:37 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 2,510
Posted By Elderberry
That sucks, man.... IF it was just a matter...

That sucks, man....

IF it was just a matter of taking the insurance check (which is NEVER big enough) and going down to the bike shop to get another one (which they NEVER have) and having it come...
Forum: The Perfect Line and Other Riding Myths 12-17-2008, 05:53 PM
Replies: 344
Views: 40,509
Posted By Elderberry
Only once on the street. LOT's on the dirt. ...

Only once on the street. LOT's on the dirt. Street was a rail road tie bouncing down the interstate in a pile of traffic. Truck ahead of me missed it. I didn't. Wife broke 7 bones, I broke 8,...
Forum: Epic Ride Reports 11-03-2008, 12:11 PM
Replies: 70
Views: 18,947
Posted By Elderberry
Nice work guys...!!! Thanks for sharing...!!! ...

Nice work guys...!!! Thanks for sharing...!!!

I have a special fondness for old rail right-of-ways and also for old mines. You combined both... Neat.... :clap
Forum: Road Warriors 10-31-2008, 08:19 PM
Replies: 70
Views: 3,415
Posted By Elderberry
I've liked every brand I've owned. I have never...

I've liked every brand I've owned. I have never owned anything from Europe but would like to have a BMW/GS (who wouldn't..??).

Currently in the garage:
2 Honda's
2 Harley's
1 Suzuki
1...
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