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Forum: Road warriors 12-17-2014, 01:36 AM
Replies: 1,498
Views: 148,296
Posted By Harpoonalt
Thanks for the summary. The only German I know...

Thanks for the summary. The only German I know comes from watching "Hogans Heroes".
Forum: Beasts 11-28-2014, 09:39 PM
Replies: 4,236
Views: 808,575
Posted By Harpoonalt
Oil leak? Looks like a bit of Dingo dung to me.

Oil leak? Looks like a bit of Dingo dung to me.
Forum: Beasts 11-21-2014, 02:21 AM
Replies: 26,117
Views: 4,979,803
Posted By Harpoonalt
:freaky is their a medium size?

:freaky is their a medium size?
Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 11-13-2014, 06:02 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,409
Posted By Harpoonalt
We ate at Leopolds on Polk st. Great German food...

We ate at Leopolds on Polk st. Great German food and beer. On the way, I saw a BMW RT parked on Polk and a nicer older GS on our way to check out Lombard St. Riding a bike in SF must be a trip with...
Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 11-11-2014, 09:15 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,409
Posted By Harpoonalt
We came from Napa today headed to Muir woods and...

We came from Napa today headed to Muir woods and Stinson beach and then route 1. Holy shit! The minivan brakes were cooking hot and I was loving it. I have never been on a more fun road in my life!...
Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 11-09-2014, 11:25 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,409
Posted By Harpoonalt
Ok, so we went fron Sonoma to Napa today. Finally...

Ok, so we went fron Sonoma to Napa today. Finally got a chance to get on an awesome bike road. Foothills blvd.? I think. It was steep, curvy, and it had everyone in the minivan screaming for me to...
Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 11-08-2014, 04:36 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,409
Posted By Harpoonalt
In Sonoma now. I'm not a big wine guy so I try a...

In Sonoma now. I'm not a big wine guy so I try a few to be nice and go sit outside to enjoy the views. I find myself thinking about blasting up into the hill on a dirt bike or strafing the twisty...
Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 11-07-2014, 08:35 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,409
Posted By Harpoonalt
I'm duly impressed..

We flew into SF and drove here to Sonoma last night. Along the way, I got to witness lane splitting firsthand. This is my first ever visit to CA and your traffic is way worse than I imagined. But...
Forum: Beasts 11-06-2014, 10:24 PM
Replies: 253
Views: 45,823
Posted By Harpoonalt
"H" is for holy.

"H" is for holy.
Forum: Beasts 11-04-2014, 08:28 AM
Replies: 4,236
Views: 808,575
Posted By Harpoonalt
and a dealer on every corner!

and a dealer on every corner!
Forum: Ride reports 10-29-2014, 07:27 AM
Replies: 556
Views: 134,930
Posted By Harpoonalt
Glad to hear about the socks. I've got about 500...

Glad to hear about the socks. I've got about 500 miles on mine with zero problems.
Forum: Ride reports 10-28-2014, 10:27 AM
Replies: 556
Views: 134,930
Posted By Harpoonalt
I need an update. What's going on?:ear

I need an update. What's going on?:ear
Forum: Ride reports 10-05-2014, 04:11 AM
Replies: 556
Views: 134,930
Posted By Harpoonalt
That you've remained rather stoic through this...

That you've remained rather stoic through this whole thing is a testament to your character. You deserve better treatment than you've got. I've had things fail sooner than expected. When the company...
Forum: Ride reports 10-03-2014, 02:49 AM
Replies: 556
Views: 134,930
Posted By Harpoonalt
While we're waiting, can we get pics of the new...

While we're waiting, can we get pics of the new car? Oh.....and the socks too!
Forum: Ride reports 09-26-2014, 03:42 AM
Replies: 556
Views: 134,930
Posted By Harpoonalt
This isn't the end. It's what them fancy types...

This isn't the end. It's what them fancy types call a "pregnant pause".
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 09-19-2014, 04:38 PM
Replies: 35,510
Views: 8,970,528
Posted By Harpoonalt
My friend actually built a Factory Five Cobra...

My friend actually built a Factory Five Cobra replica. They advertise the kit for a reasonable price, but all the stuff you really want is an upgrade. It certainly isn't just a bolt together either....
Forum: Ride reports 09-19-2014, 04:23 PM
Replies: 556
Views: 134,930
Posted By Harpoonalt
You certainly can spin a yarn. I hope this has a...

You certainly can spin a yarn. I hope this has a happy ending!:freaky
Forum: Beasts 09-09-2014, 04:58 PM
Replies: 4,236
Views: 808,575
Posted By Harpoonalt
For the love of God, can we have either Honda or...

For the love of God, can we have either Honda or Yamaha bring something to market like the porn pictures that have been posted? I love my xr650l, but damn that new Africa Twin looks like the perfect...
Forum: Beasts 09-06-2014, 04:20 PM
Replies: 4,236
Views: 808,575
Posted By Harpoonalt
:clap

:clap
Forum: Beasts 08-04-2014, 05:27 PM
Replies: 530
Views: 99,570
Posted By Harpoonalt
I have an XR650l right now. Had a Versys and...

I have an XR650l right now. Had a Versys and loved the bike except for it's size and mission. If Yamaha builds the bike rendered with decent weight, I'd be all over it.
Forum: Thumpers 04-15-2014, 03:40 AM
Replies: 78,756
Views: 8,630,165
Posted By Harpoonalt
I've searched but obviously not in the right...

I've searched but obviously not in the right places or the right way. I have the Burns Moto double USB plug. Where's the best and easiest place to mount it and tap into switched power?
Our snow...
Forum: Thumpers 02-11-2014, 02:19 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 2,281
Posted By Harpoonalt
I have a '12 XRL. I picked it up used with 250...

I have a '12 XRL. I picked it up used with 250 miles and saved a bundle. I've had quite a few dual sports. Either bike will be fine and deals on like new used models are always around.
This is the...
Forum: Thumpers 02-06-2014, 12:21 PM
Replies: 78,756
Views: 8,630,165
Posted By Harpoonalt
Maybe a few verses of Kumbaya and Spud will come...

Maybe a few verses of Kumbaya and Spud will come back. Or did you permanently bake his potato? :eek1
Forum: Thumpers 02-06-2014, 09:52 AM
Replies: 78,756
Views: 8,630,165
Posted By Harpoonalt
This thread is like a summer camp. Too much...

This thread is like a summer camp. Too much togtherness and some people get on each others nerves. If we were monkeys, you'd be flinging poo at each other.
Forum: Trials 01-28-2014, 09:17 AM
Replies: 250
Views: 16,490
Posted By Harpoonalt
Certainly an incentive to never put a foot down!...

Certainly an incentive to never put a foot down! :eek1
Forum: Trials 01-27-2014, 06:43 PM
Replies: 250
Views: 16,490
Posted By Harpoonalt
We're looking at the Carolinas for retirement in...

We're looking at the Carolinas for retirement in 5 years. I hate snakes. So how often do you actually see one? :gun1. Did I mention I hate snakes!
Forum: Trials 01-27-2014, 02:35 PM
Replies: 250
Views: 16,490
Posted By Harpoonalt
What kind of critters are we talking about?:eek1

What kind of critters are we talking about?:eek1
Forum: Trials 01-19-2014, 05:14 AM
Replies: 497
Views: 124,028
Posted By Harpoonalt
This is a great thread! Seeing regular people do...

This is a great thread! Seeing regular people do things I could imagine myself doing, is way better PR for trials than watching someone hit a 6 ft vertical wall. Still 2 or 3 more months of winter...
Forum: Northeast - Greater Flugistan and home of the carpet baggers. 01-19-2014, 04:41 AM
Replies: 163
Views: 13,752
Posted By Harpoonalt
Momma said not to judge a book by it's cover. As...

Momma said not to judge a book by it's cover. As with any states, you certainly will run across some Larry and Darryl's. Some are dumber than a box of rocks, but some are the most clever, talented...
Forum: Northeast - Greater Flugistan and home of the carpet baggers. 01-15-2014, 09:59 AM
Replies: 163
Views: 13,752
Posted By Harpoonalt
Benefits? Yeah....You can go sledding 9 months of...

Benefits? Yeah....You can go sledding 9 months of the year.
Forum: Thumpers 01-13-2014, 05:38 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 992
Posted By Harpoonalt
I bought a '12 with 250 miles on it for 5 even...

I bought a '12 with 250 miles on it for 5 even from a dealer. It looks good from the picture. How's the chain and sprockets? Easy to drop a few hundred on things you don't think about. $2500 isn't...
Forum: Thumpers 01-13-2014, 09:50 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 992
Posted By Harpoonalt
Asking price is just that. Nothing ventured ,...

Asking price is just that. Nothing ventured , nothing gained. Offer $2200 cash. There's always wiggle room.:freaky
Forum: Trials 01-12-2014, 12:39 PM
Replies: 250
Views: 16,490
Posted By Harpoonalt
When I got my Sherco 2 summers ago, I picked it...

When I got my Sherco 2 summers ago, I picked it up 3 hours from my house. I had people come out of the store when I got gas to ask, "What the hell is that?". Twice at stoplights people asked the same...
Forum: Northeast - Greater Flugistan and home of the carpet baggers. 01-12-2014, 05:20 AM
Replies: 163
Views: 13,752
Posted By Harpoonalt
I've done the wood thing. Some people love it,...

I've done the wood thing. Some people love it, but it takes up a lot of your time. Many native Vermonters have gone to pellet stoves instead of wood. My neighbor deals firewood and sells most of it...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 01-12-2014, 04:55 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,695
Posted By Harpoonalt
Sure did! Bought the Carl Shipman book on...

Sure did! Bought the Carl Shipman book on Observed Trials and got a TY250 the next summer. That bike and my Z50 mini-trail, I miss the most!
Forum: Trials 01-12-2014, 04:44 AM
Replies: 250
Views: 16,490
Posted By Harpoonalt
I think this is a great idea. I'm 55 now, but...

I think this is a great idea. I'm 55 now, but remember my first look at a trials bike, a TY250 sitting on the Yamaha dealership floor. I was 16 but instantly hooked. Got the Carl Shipman book and...
Forum: Trials 01-08-2014, 04:08 AM
Replies: 250
Views: 16,490
Posted By Harpoonalt
My friend and I had TY250 trialers back in the...

My friend and I had TY250 trialers back in the 70's. no one new what they were back then and no one around here knows what they are now. When I brought my Sherco 2.9 home in the back of the truck and...
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 01-07-2014, 04:53 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 387
Posted By Harpoonalt
Excellent info Laura! Looks like you have a ton...

Excellent info Laura! Looks like you have a ton of great places to explore. I'm really looking forward to being able to ride year round. Up here the bike gets put up in October and really doesn't...
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 01-07-2014, 02:08 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 387
Posted By Harpoonalt
It's 9 degrees here..........I can wait. :D

It's 9 degrees here..........I can wait. :D
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 01-06-2014, 11:42 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 387
Posted By Harpoonalt
Coastal SC rides

I'm curious what kind of riding the coastal area of SC has for riding areas or dirt roads, single track, rural stuff. I retire in a few years and we're checking out retirement areas within 30 minutes...
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