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Forum: Ride reports 03-01-2015, 05:05 PM
Replies: 470
Views: 92,778
Posted By damurph
While you are no doubt frustrated and done with...

While you are no doubt frustrated and done with this shock might the recurring problem be due to being heavily laden? It is a big bike and you look to be carrying the kitchen sink. You look like a...
Forum: Canada 03-01-2015, 12:02 PM
Replies: 53
Views: 1,632
Posted By damurph
Don't know a man on that coast that is dependant...

Don't know a man on that coast that is dependant solely on the grid.
Forum: Canada 03-01-2015, 11:44 AM
Replies: 53
Views: 1,632
Posted By damurph
While I agree your season is more comfortable for...

While I agree your season is more comfortable for longer we have it pretty good here. I have not owned a car in 15 years and ride comfortably from April to December. I ride uncomfortably the other...
Forum: GS Boxers 03-01-2015, 07:49 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 373
Posted By damurph
I heard tell of bending steel brake line and...

I heard tell of bending steel brake line and attaching with straight joiner sections to alleviate the kink concern. A couple of extra hose clamps.
Forum: Battle scooters 03-01-2015, 01:50 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,060
Posted By damurph
Methinks he doth protest too much.

Methinks he doth protest too much.
Forum: GS Boxers 02-28-2015, 07:10 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 607
Posted By damurph
I do not understand why you would take up...

I do not understand why you would take up valuable sales floor space with machinery that is not for sale.
Of course I also don't understand having a machine that is built to ride having such low...
Forum: Battle scooters 02-28-2015, 07:04 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,060
Posted By damurph
The trick is to not ride from Gros Morne to St...

The trick is to not ride from Gros Morne to St John's via the TCH. Take the sideroads to Twillingate to see the icebergs and then come down to Gambo. Loop the Bonavista Peninsula in the same fashion...
Forum: Canada 02-28-2015, 05:28 PM
Replies: 53
Views: 1,632
Posted By damurph
Oil boom has driven housing costs up but mostly...

Oil boom has driven housing costs up but mostly on the Avalon. Price of living is higher if you live like a townie. Baymen here got it figured out. Catch your fish, cut your wood, hunt your moose/...
Forum: Battle scooters 02-27-2015, 04:01 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,060
Posted By damurph
I know of quite a few US citizens who come here...

I know of quite a few US citizens who come here on vacation and like it so much they come back several times. And a good few have set up a more permanent residence here.
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 02-27-2015, 03:46 AM
Replies: 48
Views: 2,337
Posted By damurph
I had an open face once. My brother explained...

I had an open face once. My brother explained that it is hard to order breakfast without a chin....even harder to eat it.
Find the lightest one you can for your issue and get (and do) some...
Forum: GS Boxers 02-25-2015, 02:59 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 880
Posted By damurph
Regular tank will be fine but the larger one...

Regular tank will be fine but the larger one holds the fuel lower. The 31liter got me through the Trans Lab though so it does come in handy.
Forum: Battle scooters 02-25-2015, 01:51 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,060
Posted By damurph
I am one of the lucky few who lives in this...

I am one of the lucky few who lives in this biking wonderland. The video does not scratch the surface. I have ridden every bay, cove, bight and sound that is accessible by bike (and a few remote...
Forum: Thumpers 02-23-2015, 03:50 PM
Replies: 125
Views: 7,430
Posted By damurph
I have crashed it at both low and high speed. I...

I have crashed it at both low and high speed. I have run 1000km days. I have overloaded it. It has been ridden through many long cold Newfoundland winters. Beaten it on trails it was never...
Forum: Thumpers 02-21-2015, 04:08 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 609
Posted By damurph
I put an EBC rotor on mine but the best bang for...

I put an EBC rotor on mine but the best bang for the buck was the SS Braided line up front. 700bucks for an upgrade is too steep for this cheap bastard.
Forum: EMEA 02-19-2015, 01:53 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 535
Posted By damurph
Not sure with this particular shipping line but...

Not sure with this particular shipping line but freighter cruising is done all around the world. Not luxurious and you are on your own when it comes to entertainment and import/customs when you...
Forum: EMEA 02-19-2015, 01:45 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 535
Posted By damurph
I have around 12 weeks owing to me this year but...

I have around 12 weeks owing to me this year but I am thinking the next year would be better because work will be optional after that.
The boat stops here on the way from Boston.
Forum: EMEA 02-19-2015, 01:26 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 535
Posted By damurph
This is the IDEAL way that I wish to do this...

This is the IDEAL way that I wish to do this trip.
The boat comes in here and they lift my bike and myself aboard and I freighter cruise the slow boat to Iceland. After I spend the time there I...
Forum: EMEA 02-19-2015, 05:39 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 535
Posted By damurph
Eimskip runs a shipping line from Boston to...

Eimskip runs a shipping line from Boston to Iceland. Containers but if you can sweet talk somebody......let us know.
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 02-17-2015, 02:47 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 1,534
Posted By damurph
I don't consider myself hardcore but I have had...

I don't consider myself hardcore but I have had other riders call me that.
Mileage can vary from 20-35,000km. Year round on various machines with some dirt roads, highway touring, scootering and...
Forum: Canada 02-15-2015, 05:58 PM
Replies: 9,529
Views: 648,707
Posted By damurph
The big storm we had this week means it sucks...

The big storm we had this week means it sucks here too, if that is any comfort.
Forum: Battle scooters 02-15-2015, 08:59 AM
Replies: 5,639
Views: 254,348
Posted By damurph
A question on the desert. Now that the winter is...

A question on the desert. Now that the winter is over for yee, does the rain come and the desert bloom?
Sounds idyllic to a far north rider.

I just gave the Spyder a snow bath to wash the salt...
Forum: Battle scooters 02-15-2015, 08:50 AM
Replies: 5,639
Views: 254,348
Posted By damurph
East and west scooters. Line up your work trip...

East and west scooters. Line up your work trip for the summer when it is too hot in the desert. Sounds like a great employment plan to me.

Still riding here but we had our first major snowfall...
Forum: Old's Cool 02-15-2015, 08:34 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 2,575
Posted By damurph
A little sleuthing shows a distance of 750miles....

A little sleuthing shows a distance of 750miles. Not unheard of on a KLR.

I have bought 3 machines sight unseen. Each one was a concern and each had logistics to be dealt with. Each one turned out...
Forum: Old's Cool 02-15-2015, 08:15 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 2,575
Posted By damurph
No it is not but the vendor seems to have some...

No it is not but the vendor seems to have some credentials and could it hurt to talk to him?.

If you filled out your location I would have known you were not close. You could live next door for...
Forum: Old's Cool 02-15-2015, 07:46 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 2,575
Posted By damurph
If I may critique your thinking. Storage...

If I may critique your thinking.

Storage room matters not. You find a way or one lives outside.

If the man that lives on craigslist wanted an 80s cruiser....he would have one. They are on there...
Forum: Old's Cool 02-15-2015, 07:02 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 2,575
Posted By damurph
If you buy it to gain experience then the one you...

If you buy it to gain experience then the one you want will come along. Then you have to go in the hole further to buy the one you want. Then the hassle of reselling the first one pisses you off...
Forum: Northeast - Greater Flugistan and home of the carpet baggers. 02-15-2015, 05:52 AM
Replies: 47,108
Views: 2,879,750
Posted By damurph
Glad to see it was only a glitch you were aware...

Glad to see it was only a glitch you were aware of.

What is this flat ground you speak of?

Would have been a bitch to fit that one into an Element.
Forum: Northeast - Greater Flugistan and home of the carpet baggers. 02-14-2015, 07:01 PM
Replies: 47,108
Views: 2,879,750
Posted By damurph
Whyfor?

Whyfor?
Forum: Airheads 02-13-2015, 01:47 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 454
Posted By damurph
As the owner of an R65 it is a bit vulturish of...

As the owner of an R65 it is a bit vulturish of me but parting it out here would be the best for the inmates you are asking for help. Airhead flea market and the general flea market here.
Forum: Trip Planning 02-12-2015, 05:15 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,321
Posted By damurph
I have to do a ferry to get off this rock and use...

I have to do a ferry to get off this rock and use 4 with the straps extended as far as possible in each direction. I always do an overnight crossing and sleep on the boat.
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 02-12-2015, 02:24 PM
Replies: 10,246
Views: 2,147,586
Posted By damurph
So I am at the grocery store for my weekly run in...

So I am at the grocery store for my weekly run in full gear, helmet in the shopping cart. While putting my stuff on the belt a guy walks up behind me and asks the "Riding a motorcycle this time of...
Forum: GS Boxers 02-10-2015, 03:45 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 377
Posted By damurph
Kildala....in vendors forum. High quality.

Kildala....in vendors forum. High quality.
Forum: Canada 02-10-2015, 02:12 AM
Replies: 3,330
Views: 683,639
Posted By damurph
Unless you have an FAC and a hunting licence any...

Unless you have an FAC and a hunting licence any gun is a no no.
Forum: Old's Cool 02-10-2015, 02:06 AM
Replies: 132
Views: 6,754
Posted By damurph
My newest is a Spyder. Electronicly nannied and...

My newest is a Spyder. Electronicly nannied and if something goes bad it goes on the computer at the shop to tell me what is wrong and how far I need to bend over. I have to admit is the thing about...
Forum: Americas 02-09-2015, 03:00 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,037
Posted By damurph
The real Newfoundland and Labrador exists not on...

The real Newfoundland and Labrador exists not on the Trans Lab/Trans Canada. It is at its finest on the coastal routes. For this the NL government maps are free and work well. Take some sideroads....
Forum: Thumpers 02-08-2015, 04:20 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,026
Posted By damurph
I rode my KLR for the past four winters as I have...

I rode my KLR for the past four winters as I have no car. It works best because it has less HP and that keeps the rear wheel from spinning. Slow and steady wins the race.
I am feeling a little older...
Forum: Northeast - Greater Flugistan and home of the carpet baggers. 02-08-2015, 06:55 AM
Replies: 47,108
Views: 2,879,750
Posted By damurph
The west coast has been getting the storms that...

The west coast has been getting the storms that you have been getting so anyone who wants to sled has to pull it across to Corner Brook.
Young fella across the street bought one and the first...
Forum: Northeast - Greater Flugistan and home of the carpet baggers. 02-08-2015, 04:41 AM
Replies: 47,108
Views: 2,879,750
Posted By damurph
We have yet to see a storm. We did get a cm...

We have yet to see a storm.
We did get a cm last night so the grass is white now but we have been getting the rain/freeze cycle of the storms that have been dumping on yee.
Forum: Trip Planning 02-07-2015, 07:17 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 2,701
Posted By damurph
It is your trip and you should do your ride your...

It is your trip and you should do your ride your way but having a fixed itinerary does not work for me. Just not that kind of planner.
But even if I was the comfort of a bag and tent could make the...
Forum: Canada 02-07-2015, 09:25 AM
Replies: 9,529
Views: 648,707
Posted By damurph
Then I guess it is of little consolation that I...

Then I guess it is of little consolation that I just got back from a ride.
No snow here unless it is leftover from the plowing. I rolled a couple of bikes across the lawn last week to switch...
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