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Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 04-23-2015, 11:54 AM
Replies: 3,708
Views: 552,202
Posted By garandman
I'd settle for occasional use of turn signals. ...

I'd settle for occasional use of turn signals.

"I have a dream" that people will stay out of the left-hand lane except to pass. My wife thinks this is, shall we say, "unlikely."

Last week on...
Forum: Northeast - Greater Flugistan and home of the carpet baggers. 04-23-2015, 06:12 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,563
Posted By garandman
Latest update:

Latest update:
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 04-23-2015, 04:49 AM
Replies: 3,708
Views: 552,202
Posted By garandman
Mass drivers were infamous as being impatient and...

Mass drivers were infamous as being impatient and unskilled.

Now, sadly, while MA drivers are no better, drivers everywhere else seem to have lowered themselves to this "standard."

Driving...
Forum: Northeast - Greater Flugistan and home of the carpet baggers. 04-22-2015, 11:58 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,563
Posted By garandman
Maine changed the link. The law is...

Maine changed the link.

The law is referenced here: http://www.mainelegislature.org/legis/statutes/29-A/title29-Asec652.html

And here:...
Forum: Equipment 01-22-2015, 08:46 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,007
Posted By garandman
Yes! Got hit by a car in 2007 and whacked my knee...

Yes! Got hit by a car in 2007 and whacked my knee pretty good because the pad got dragged out of position.

I bought some Aerostich pads and cut them to fit, using the maximum size of the pocket. ...
Forum: Northeast - Greater Flugistan and home of the carpet baggers. 01-20-2015, 12:18 PM
Replies: 164
Views: 15,665
Posted By garandman
We've been updating our place in Goshen, NH and...

We've been updating our place in Goshen, NH and "converting" it from something that you live in full-time to a vaction house took some thought.

We also have a central equipment room we keep at 60,...
Forum: Northeast - Greater Flugistan and home of the carpet baggers. 01-20-2015, 11:54 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 655
Posted By garandman
Just had another pair of shoes resoled, should be...

Just had another pair of shoes resoled, should be good for the winter, and a few more!
Forum: Face plant 01-18-2015, 06:17 AM
Replies: 289
Views: 196,033
Posted By garandman
Shots fired!

Shots fired!
Forum: Vendors 01-13-2015, 03:57 AM
Replies: 251
Views: 47,210
Posted By garandman
My wife jump started her minivan. Many times....

My wife jump started her minivan. Many times. :eek1 We eventually got an AGM battery to replace the OEM one.
Forum: Vendors 01-04-2015, 07:23 AM
Replies: 251
Views: 47,210
Posted By garandman
Since the thread started the market has exploded...

Since the thread started the market has exploded and they are widely available at retail stores, Amazon and the like. Companies like EarthX (http://earthxmotorsports.com/shop/earthx-jump-pack/) have...
Forum: GS Boxers 12-15-2014, 06:28 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,383
Posted By garandman
It's why I have a Tiger 1050 - split the...

It's why I have a Tiger 1050 - split the difference!

Truth be told I think I rode my WR250R more miles last season than any other bike.
Forum: Northeast - Greater Flugistan and home of the carpet baggers. 10-28-2014, 09:12 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 655
Posted By garandman
He's a legend.

He's a legend.
Forum: Northeast - Greater Flugistan and home of the carpet baggers. 10-28-2014, 07:46 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 655
Posted By garandman
Vibram sole replacement - Cabot Shoe Repair, Beverly, MA

Posting this here as some motorcycle touring boots could be resoled with Vibram. I have wide feet and wore Danner combat-style boots for a number of years while riding, and still do for dirt riding....
Forum: Pics, pics, pics... 10-19-2014, 05:49 AM
Replies: 71
Views: 10,757
Posted By garandman
Man, some of you talk like 61 is old! ...

Man, some of you talk like 61 is old!

http://dervish.smugmug.com/photos/i-vmrvcGn/0/L/i-vmrvcGn-L.jpg
Forum: Northeast - Greater Flugistan and home of the carpet baggers. 09-21-2014, 04:42 PM
Replies: 164
Views: 15,665
Posted By garandman
The problem I run into with a gas heater is they...

The problem I run into with a gas heater is they have to be set away from the wall. Basically I'd have to choose between a wood stove and a gas stove.

I found one "Rinnai Approved" UPS ...
Forum: Northeast - Greater Flugistan and home of the carpet baggers. 09-20-2014, 03:48 PM
Replies: 164
Views: 15,665
Posted By garandman
Make/model? Curious but I'm not sure we'll...

Make/model?

Curious but I'm not sure we'll be able to add another heat source.
Forum: Northeast - Greater Flugistan and home of the carpet baggers. 09-16-2014, 04:28 PM
Replies: 164
Views: 15,665
Posted By garandman
Here's a left-field question but may be...

Here's a left-field question but may be worthwhile for pellet stove users as well. This place has a Rinnai 36,000 BTU propane-fueled wall heater with supplementary electric baseboards (and a wood...
Forum: Northeast - Greater Flugistan and home of the carpet baggers. 09-15-2014, 07:06 PM
Replies: 164
Views: 15,665
Posted By garandman
Two VT farmers were talking over the back fence. ...

Two VT farmers were talking over the back fence.

Farmer 1 - "How's that new hired hand of yours?"
Farmer 2 - "Oh, Christ, he just wrecked my wagon."
Farmer 1 - "Is that the same one what spoiled...
Forum: Northeast - Greater Flugistan and home of the carpet baggers. 09-15-2014, 05:06 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 505
Posted By garandman
Post on NEstreetrider, many more locals there....

Post on NEstreetrider, many more locals there. They aren't just street riders, many ride dirt bikes, do track days and race.
Forum: Thumpers 09-10-2014, 09:49 AM
Replies: 4,919
Views: 1,295,673
Posted By garandman
My wife took one look at the TW200 and said "I...

My wife took one look at the TW200 and said "I want it." I told her to go get her license.

She went to the RMV the next day and got a permit, signed up for the BRC that weekend, and:
...
Forum: Road warriors 08-26-2014, 03:44 AM
Replies: 115
Views: 15,606
Posted By garandman
A poll on one of the KLR forums indicated that...

A poll on one of the KLR forums indicated that despite the buzz, only about 25% of riders made the mod. I sold my 2006 with 10K miles and no mod.
Forum: Face plant 08-24-2014, 08:57 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 9,175
Posted By garandman
A friend of mine was riding to work...

A friend of mine was riding to work (Hillsborough, NH) and was on a downhill dirt road when he hit a deer. He remembers seeing the deer, and the next thing he remembers was waking up in the hospital...
Forum: Northeast - Greater Flugistan and home of the carpet baggers. 08-22-2014, 07:07 AM
Replies: 44
Views: 3,099
Posted By garandman
I'll say this: I was an IDIOT for not living in...

I'll say this: I was an IDIOT for not living in Boston right out of college. Just walk down Newbury Street some spring day and you will see several hundred reasons why.

So, for single guys on the...
Forum: Northeast - Greater Flugistan and home of the carpet baggers. 08-22-2014, 06:47 AM
Replies: 44
Views: 3,099
Posted By garandman
All reasonable enough - I live in Boston proper,...

All reasonable enough - I live in Boston proper, after all.

But the OP said " I really, really hate crowds and traffic." Armonk sure as hell isn't Times Square, but moving to an area with a...
Forum: Northeast - Greater Flugistan and home of the carpet baggers. 08-22-2014, 02:04 AM
Replies: 44
Views: 3,099
Posted By garandman
Completely. You'd be moving into the...

Completely.

You'd be moving into the Boston-Washington metro corridor, the most densely populated area in the country. Why move to the Atlantic coast if you don't care about the ocean?


...
Forum: Road warriors 08-21-2014, 05:46 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 2,272
Posted By garandman
FWIW when I had a Roadster and wore a FF helmet,...

FWIW when I had a Roadster and wore a FF helmet, the number of HD owners who waved to me the entire time I owned it was zero. So congrats, I'm glad there is one other HD owner who doesn't wear a flat...
Forum: Thumpers 08-21-2014, 05:42 PM
Replies: 4,919
Views: 1,295,673
Posted By garandman
:huh And here I thought it was because the...

:huh
And here I thought it was because the kickstand is on the left.
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 08-21-2014, 06:22 AM
Replies: 42
Views: 7,219
Posted By garandman
I've ridden more miles this season on my WR250R...

I've ridden more miles this season on my WR250R than the Tiger 1050.....

Because simple is fun.
Forum: Thumpers 08-19-2014, 01:54 PM
Replies: 4,919
Views: 1,295,673
Posted By garandman
Come on out, we'll take a spin up the coast!

Come on out, we'll take a spin up the coast!
Forum: Thumpers 08-18-2014, 02:06 PM
Replies: 4,919
Views: 1,295,673
Posted By garandman
Wife's first ride! she's been talking about...

Wife's first ride! she's been talking about getting a license for about 10 years. When I brought home the TW, she claimed it, signed up for the BRC and got her license!
...
Forum: Some Assembly Required 08-11-2014, 11:31 AM
Replies: 781
Views: 177,195
Posted By garandman
It's an acrylic-PVC alloy that's optimized for...

It's an acrylic-PVC alloy that's optimized for thermoforming use.

You can get really slick and create thermoforming molds in a 3D printer.....
Forum: GPS 101 - Which GPS For Me 08-05-2014, 05:48 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,086
Posted By garandman
What grief? I already have the Nuvi (which has an...

What grief? I already have the Nuvi (which has an internal battery) the motorcycle mount, and the motorcycle charger, car charger, and USB plug. It is perfect for this application here in the NE.
...
Forum: GPS 101 - Which GPS For Me 08-04-2014, 04:41 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,086
Posted By garandman
OK, looks like best option is to switch the...

OK, looks like best option is to switch the cigarette plug the first owner installed with a USB.
Forum: Battle scooters 08-03-2014, 02:48 AM
Replies: 98
Views: 32,184
Posted By garandman
Necrothread, arise! Bought a TW200 with some...

Necrothread, arise!

Bought a TW200 with some of the proceeds from selling my V-Strom. Brought it home.

My son: "I want it!"
Daughter#1 "I want it!"
Daughter #2 "I want it!"
Wife "I want...
Forum: GPS 101 - Which GPS For Me 08-03-2014, 12:39 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,086
Posted By garandman
Garmin MC power supply.

I have an old Nuvi 500 and found it really useful with my Yamaha WR250R used mostly to chase my son around. Most of the "trails" I've been on used to be roads at some point in the last 300 years and...
Forum: Some Assembly Required 08-01-2014, 01:20 AM
Replies: 781
Views: 177,195
Posted By garandman
Suzuki went to a twin plug motor in 2007, but...

Suzuki went to a twin plug motor in 2007, but other than that all the Gen 2 motors have the same output.
Forum: Thumpers 07-30-2014, 08:32 AM
Replies: 48,798
Views: 10,120,931
Posted By garandman
I have an old Nuvi 500 and found it really useful...

I have an old Nuvi 500 and found it really useful with this bike. Most of the "trails" I've been on used to be roads and show up when you set to highest detail, and the topo info is helpful.

I've...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 07-29-2014, 09:53 AM
Replies: 405
Views: 36,004
Posted By garandman
Well, that's probably because he didn't see too...

Well, that's probably because he didn't see too many other cars going 41mph over the speed limit?

Many speed limits are BS but my experience in the NE is anything 80mph or over and you are going...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 07-28-2014, 08:01 AM
Replies: 405
Views: 36,004
Posted By garandman
Most LEO's are sympathetic to the fact that...

Most LEO's are sympathetic to the fact that soldiers on pass or leave have limited time and funds to get from point A to point B, and may have been driving a long distance.

An Army buddy of mine...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 07-28-2014, 04:26 AM
Replies: 885
Views: 96,456
Posted By garandman
Lot of trolling an counter-trolling in this...

Lot of trolling an counter-trolling in this thread! The 5252 troll is classic.

I was sitting at a light and a couple of kids pulled up. One of them pointed at the Tiger and said to his buddy -...
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