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Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 09-12-2013, 03:48 PM
Replies: 117
Views: 13,135
Posted By NVBigBlue
Even if the trooper was distracted by using a...

Even if the trooper was distracted by using a cell phone / computer / other item....

When laws against using these items in a vehicle are made into law, law enforcement and other "offical'...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 08-27-2013, 11:52 AM
Replies: 210
Views: 27,832
Posted By NVBigBlue
Life has a funny way of teaching people the error...

Life has a funny way of teaching people the error of their ways...

You can try and explain why it might not be safe to do certain things, and people will still do them (myself included). I've...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 08-13-2013, 03:48 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 3,354
Posted By NVBigBlue
How We Do A Drive-By in Canada

I did not find this posted anywhere...

It's little things like this that will make positive impressions on the non-riding public. :D




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Forum: Ride reports 08-01-2013, 10:45 PM
Replies: 75
Views: 10,371
Posted By NVBigBlue
Happy & Sad....

....at the same time.
Happy, because places and people like this exist in the world. Some beautiful pictures, and it would be an amazing ride....:eek1

Sad, because I'm sitting only a few hundred...
Forum: EMEA 03-10-2013, 02:21 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 640
Posted By NVBigBlue
Chrishsu, As a fellow rider, and someone who...

Chrishsu,
As a fellow rider, and someone who spent a year contracting in Kuwait, and still passes through it every 6 months or so, and was also looking to ride a bike around, I can offer this...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 03-05-2013, 05:43 PM
Replies: 109
Views: 13,274
Posted By NVBigBlue
I built an HF trailer with a cargo box as well. I...

I built an HF trailer with a cargo box as well. I did make a few mods to it though, I both narrowed it up (about 4 inches if I recall correctly) to just fit the box between the fenders and shortened...
Forum: Americas 07-31-2012, 01:15 AM
Replies: 0
Views: 854
Posted By NVBigBlue
Scooter rental in Cartagena??

Greetings all!

I'm going to be heading down to Cartagena Colombia in about a month for some much needed R and R :clap, and I was hoping to be able to get out of the city on a bike or scooter. I've...
Forum: Americas 07-31-2012, 12:37 AM
Replies: 26,140
Views: 2,157,693
Posted By NVBigBlue
Thanks for the info!

Thanks for the input about Oaxaca. But it looks like that trip will happen in the future more like I originally planned..... on a bike. :D

I've decided to take the family a little farther south.
...
Forum: Americas 07-21-2012, 07:23 AM
Replies: 26,140
Views: 2,157,693
Posted By NVBigBlue
Walking in Oaxaca...... a quick question

Greetings all!
Mods, if this question doesn't fit here, please feel free to move it. But it seems the most knowledgeable people hang out here. :D

I'm finally getting a chance to take a break...
Forum: Thumpers 05-26-2012, 02:51 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 700
Posted By NVBigBlue
Nick, I use the parts look-up diagrams from...

Nick,
I use the parts look-up diagrams from bikebandit quite a bit when I need to figure stuff like this out. If you had a service manual, that would work too.

For # 1, it's definitely the timing...
Forum: Thumpers 05-12-2012, 12:34 AM
Replies: 16,135
Views: 1,932,026
Posted By NVBigBlue
Laugh Hurray!

Greetings everyone!
I'm still plowing through all 8000+ posts, but wanted to say HI! because I can actually be a part of this thread now....
My lovely better half surprised me last night with...
Forum: Americas 05-07-2012, 01:30 AM
Replies: 26,140
Views: 2,157,693
Posted By NVBigBlue
Having not much else to do here, I went against...

Having not much else to do here, I went against your advice and spent some time reading. :lol3

I've come away with a couple of observations.

1. A lot of these people could have died from the...
Forum: Americas 04-25-2012, 02:24 AM
Replies: 49
Views: 5,313
Posted By NVBigBlue
Hey guys! I'm looking at heading south about...

Hey guys!

I'm looking at heading south about that time as well.

Not sure of the exact date....I'm out the country at the moment.

My plan is to head south and at some point (yet to be...
Forum: Trip Planning 04-25-2012, 01:39 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 2,063
Posted By NVBigBlue
Thanks for all the input guys! I'm pretty...

Thanks for all the input guys!

I'm pretty sure I'm not going to have any issues with the bike, or being in Mexico, but even if I do..... that's why it's called an "Adventure" :D

I'm not sure...
Forum: Trip Planning 04-18-2012, 07:16 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 2,063
Posted By NVBigBlue
Sorry... should have written better..... I...

Sorry... should have written better.....

I won't be back in the US from the middle east until then.... I would heading to Mexico late Sept...

NV
Forum: Trip Planning 04-18-2012, 04:26 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 2,063
Posted By NVBigBlue
Question Long trips on new bikes?

Hey guys!

What are the thoughts out there on taking a new bike on a fairly long road trip, pretty much right after break in?

This would be on a new G650GS Sertao....

I realize that the bike...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 08-28-2010, 03:48 PM
Replies: 150
Views: 31,871
Posted By NVBigBlue
+1 :1drink

+1

:1drink
Forum: Road warriors 08-27-2010, 01:44 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,027
Posted By NVBigBlue
MB, Connies are a solid ride.... but I'd do...

MB,

Connies are a solid ride.... but I'd do my best to verify maintenance.....

I bought an '03 with about 30K on it. I put 10K on the first year. While the motor was a frickin' monster..... ...
Forum: Road warriors 08-26-2010, 11:18 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 2,687
Posted By NVBigBlue
+1 :nod A way old biker gave me this...

+1 :nod


A way old biker gave me this piece of advice once...

"The thinner it gets. The faster it get thinner."

As other as have mentioned... lower the pressure a little and run it........
Forum: Road warriors 08-26-2010, 12:54 AM
Replies: 80
Views: 18,881
Posted By NVBigBlue
Hey KB, I've got a Hitch Doc on my '03...

Hey KB,

I've got a Hitch Doc on my '03 Connie, so I can't speak to DMC but it looks like a decent hitch. Personally I don't care for how long of an arm it has for leverage going on.... but that's...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 08-26-2010, 12:25 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 3,169
Posted By NVBigBlue
Ya you gotta watch those trucks with stuff on...

Ya you gotta watch those trucks with stuff on them....

About 2 years ago, driving south from Reno to Carson City through Washoe Valley I came up behind a contractors truck with both ladders and...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 08-26-2010, 12:06 AM
Replies: 150
Views: 31,871
Posted By NVBigBlue
Sorry about the crappy pic, but here's...

Sorry about the crappy pic, but here's mine...:clap

http://i368.photobucket.com/albums/oo127/nvbigblue/ffab40da-1.jpg

Ya, we could save a couple $$ by going with normal tags..... but SWMBO and...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 08-25-2010, 11:29 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 4,331
Posted By NVBigBlue
+10 :D For a number of years I sold...

+10 :D

For a number of years I sold lightning protection equipment for both commercial and amateur radio equipment. It all comes down to conductive path and frequency.

But that was the...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 08-23-2010, 02:38 AM
Replies: 149
Views: 9,172
Posted By NVBigBlue
Greetings! I believe someone may have stated...

Greetings!

I believe someone may have stated this before, but if not...

I don't 'pass' on double-yellows..... on two-lane roads.... I simply drive around the obstruction. I treat every slow...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 08-18-2010, 05:20 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 2,887
Posted By NVBigBlue
It's a 2001 Kawasaki Concours. (you can tell by...

It's a 2001 Kawasaki Concours. (you can tell by the color)

I ride a Red '03... :cry:cry:cry

F'ers.

NV
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 06-29-2010, 10:50 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,507
Posted By NVBigBlue
:thumb Yep.... that's the way the group of...

:thumb

Yep.... that's the way the group of guys I ride with do it. Full stagger up to the intersection, all leave at the same time and back in stagger out of intersection. We've done this up to...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 05-06-2010, 02:50 AM
Replies: 59
Views: 4,194
Posted By NVBigBlue
I put about 30K on before I took the MSF course...

I put about 30K on before I took the MSF course with my wife. I ride a '03 Kawi Concours and pretty much practice weekly everything they teach (there's a nice undeveloped housing area over the hill...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 05-06-2010, 02:16 AM
Replies: 126
Views: 7,551
Posted By NVBigBlue
Bingo!

I've read through every page so far and I've hit on everything I've been anal about so far.....

Wallet? In the tank bag? Yes. Check again each 1/2 mile for the next 2000 miles. (mainly because...
Forum: Equipment 02-18-2010, 10:52 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,884
Posted By NVBigBlue
+100 :clap I use an autocom unit on my...

+100 :clap

I use an autocom unit on my Concours. Works freaking beautifully! The only issue, and it's not that big, is that the volume level of songs coming from the mp3 player sometimes gets a...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 02-17-2010, 01:29 AM
Replies: 78
Views: 5,682
Posted By NVBigBlue
I apologize for the long post, but...... ...

I apologize for the long post, but......

Most of my tool loaning is based on a couple of things. Distance and reputation. But there's always the X factor....

I have no issues loaning my...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 02-10-2010, 09:54 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 2,827
Posted By NVBigBlue
I don't do have a DR to do this from, but I spend...

I don't do have a DR to do this from, but I spend a lot of time out on my quad riding way off the beaten path. During big game season, if I'm running around in the the area I have a tag for, I pack...
Forum: Equipment 02-06-2010, 12:21 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 840
Posted By NVBigBlue
Compressor.... anyone have this one? Thoughts?

Greetings fellow Inmates!

OK, so I happen to end up with a nice payout check for all of my comptime I had at my last employer and I'm looking at upgrading my compressor.

I did a search in...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 09-12-2009, 10:39 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 3,160
Posted By NVBigBlue
"I got a car stuck in my tire...."

".... Kind of like a goatshead ....." :huh (** see note)

At least that's what my friend said in his email to me yesterday....

Of course the pictures say:

...
Forum: The Garage 09-11-2009, 11:08 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 481
Posted By NVBigBlue
I believe he's referring to the hole left in the...

I believe he's referring to the hole left in the engine where the cable was at for the mechanic tach.

Not all bikes have electric tachs. My GL500 Interstate (v-twin Guzzi style :nod) has a...
Forum: Pics, pics, pics... 08-05-2009, 10:02 PM
Replies: 1,870
Views: 467,402
Posted By NVBigBlue
From the BigBlue vacation a couple weeks ago! ...

From the BigBlue vacation a couple weeks ago!

Brookings, OR

http://i368.photobucket.com/albums/oo127/nvbigblue/DSC02802640x480.jpg...
Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 06-05-2009, 05:27 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 660
Posted By NVBigBlue
Hey Rammer, This might work for you. In...

Hey Rammer,

This might work for you. In Nevada, if the vehicle has never been registered in NV before, it WILL require a VIN inspection before you can register/title it in NV, but if it was street...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 06-04-2009, 03:18 PM
Replies: 116
Views: 8,345
Posted By NVBigBlue
Dude, where did this crap come from? Let's...

Dude, where did this crap come from?

Let's look at some of your questions and statements, shall we?



Yes and no. Every person that appears before a judge can request a public defender. ...
Forum: Face plant 05-28-2009, 10:42 PM
Replies: 65
Views: 7,477
Posted By NVBigBlue
OK, I'll bite... They were all new bikes,...

OK, I'll bite...

They were all new bikes, mine had 108 miles on it. Now I try to keep an open mind when it comes to bikes. I don't really care who makes it if it's a decent ride...

I ride a...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 05-28-2009, 09:49 PM
Replies: 116
Views: 8,345
Posted By NVBigBlue
You are correct. I should have clarified. I...

You are correct. I should have clarified. I was speaking to fact that the OP was stopped because the officer thought he was the suspect. Similar clothes, similar vehicle, etc. would be enough...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 05-28-2009, 12:34 AM
Replies: 116
Views: 8,345
Posted By NVBigBlue
It would be my opinion that this would again...

It would be my opinion that this would again depend on the jurisdiction. You could be detained for not giving the information, but then after giving it, or they discover it, instead of being...
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