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Forum: Americas 07-13-2014, 07:29 PM
Replies: 25,670
Views: 2,092,182
Posted By FlowBee
And perhaps that is the lack of information that...

And perhaps that is the lack of information that scares people away from the situation in Mexico. This thread has an air of glib "we know better / good luck" that others with less experience find...
Forum: Equipment 07-13-2014, 08:23 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 990
Posted By FlowBee
Harbor Freight, the best tool rental store in...

Harbor Freight, the best tool rental store in 'murika.
Forum: Face plant 07-12-2014, 07:50 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 9,065
Posted By FlowBee
I've low sided on liquid squeezings from a...

I've low sided on liquid squeezings from a garbage truck.

Diesel fuel is also super sluck, especially combined with morning dew or garbage squeezings.
Forum: Face plant 07-12-2014, 10:28 AM
Replies: 103
Views: 14,554
Posted By FlowBee
Warchild to the white courtesy phone, please. ...

Warchild to the white courtesy phone, please.

:freaky

http://www.advrider.com/Fame/Deer.html
Forum: Americas 07-11-2014, 06:02 AM
Replies: 25,670
Views: 2,092,182
Posted By FlowBee
:cry

:cry
Forum: Americas 07-10-2014, 02:54 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 817
Posted By FlowBee
I've done it a couple of times on local roads, as...

I've done it a couple of times on local roads, as BoxerDoc mentions. It is better than the interstate, but takes about 2x as long with all the small towns and lower speed limits. Traffic is of...
Forum: Americas 07-10-2014, 06:16 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 817
Posted By FlowBee
East of CO, not so much. Still, it's not the...

East of CO, not so much. Still, it's not the slab. There is that.
Forum: Americas 07-07-2014, 01:29 PM
Replies: 25,670
Views: 2,092,182
Posted By FlowBee
They're getting a head start on Dia de Muertos. ...

They're getting a head start on Dia de Muertos. :D
Forum: Americas 07-05-2014, 10:22 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 912
Posted By FlowBee
Take US50 across to DC, then down through...

Take US50 across to DC, then down through Appalachia to the Keys. That should provide you with a cross section.
Forum: Thumpers 07-03-2014, 04:15 PM
Replies: 101,221
Views: 19,604,386
Posted By FlowBee
Be careful. You'll totally hose the reliability,...

Be careful. You'll totally hose the reliability, and service costs will skyrocket.

I don't miss my orange bike.
Forum: Equipment 07-03-2014, 11:40 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 6,842
Posted By FlowBee
So they copied everything I don't like about my...

So they copied everything I don't like about my Hero 2. Haha..
Forum: Road warriors 07-02-2014, 12:22 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 3,655
Posted By FlowBee
Yeah, sure. Go for it. ...

Yeah, sure. Go for it.

http://i.imgur.com/1qoEB.jpg
Forum: Americas 07-02-2014, 11:14 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 466
Posted By FlowBee
Go north young man. In August anywhere south of...

Go north young man. In August anywhere south of Denver or below 5000 ft will be hot and/or humid. Bleeech!

I'd hug the coast to the PNW, then shoot the gorge ang go play in the Idaho Rockies. ...
Forum: Road warriors 07-01-2014, 07:44 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 3,655
Posted By FlowBee
If you go nuts with making a sport bike more...

If you go nuts with making a sport bike more comfortable you screw it up. Some bikes are what they are. Accept the pain as part of the package….

or buy a supermoto.
Forum: Americas 06-30-2014, 02:57 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,768
Posted By FlowBee
And if you even remotely follow American...

And if you even remotely follow American political polls you see that the vast majority of us want to separate ourselves from our government as well. :lol3

Wahington DC is very unpopular right...
Forum: Ride reports 06-30-2014, 01:28 PM
Replies: 1,407
Views: 79,735
Posted By FlowBee
Not to dump on your great ride report, but my...

Not to dump on your great ride report, but my understanding is all words with K in them were originally foreign words. OK is english.

Business owners learned that the letter K, being odd, would...
Forum: Trip Planning 06-30-2014, 12:31 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 5,096
Posted By FlowBee
If it's really that remote then perhaps a Spot...

If it's really that remote then perhaps a Spot locator beacon or a real PLB? Also think about filing your plans with a close friend or family and an estimated return time. Have a way of attracting...
Forum: Americas 06-30-2014, 11:09 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 688
Posted By FlowBee
Check over on the Traveling Mexico ... thread...

Check over on the Traveling Mexico ... thread around 6/22. They were just talking about it as a formal ride last week. One of the regulars over there just did it this past weekend as part of a...
Forum: Americas 06-30-2014, 10:59 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 916
Posted By FlowBee
Tetons / Jackson and Yellowstone will probably be...

Tetons / Jackson and Yellowstone will probably be crazy busy with massive stop and go traffic jams (eg from Jackson WY north). In fact, a lot of the national parks will be crazy with RVs and...
Forum: Americas 06-30-2014, 10:22 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 2,511
Posted By FlowBee
When I ride my bike from Ohio to Oregon to visit...

When I ride my bike from Ohio to Oregon to visit family I usually take I80. I take I70 / 74 and catch I80 at the Quad cities.

It's mostly boring as hell and FULL of trucks. But it's a good way...
Forum: Americas 06-30-2014, 09:26 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 331
Posted By FlowBee
Habla español todavia ?

Habla español todavia ?
Forum: Americas 06-30-2014, 05:26 AM
Replies: 25,670
Views: 2,092,182
Posted By FlowBee
Quizas debe decir, " Prohibo hablar POBRE...

Quizas debe decir, " Prohibo hablar POBRE futbol!"

:D
Forum: Trip Planning 06-29-2014, 08:47 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 4,033
Posted By FlowBee
BTDT. The PNW has tons of watch towers for rent...

BTDT. The PNW has tons of watch towers for rent in the off season when they aren't staffed. Four of us rented this one a few years ago in June. It even had a propane fridge and heat with solar...
Forum: Trip Planning 06-29-2014, 08:22 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 4,033
Posted By FlowBee
Rent a fire watch tower for a night. Pack up...

Rent a fire watch tower for a night. Pack up grub, beer, and sleeping bags and ride up to it. Spend the night pissing off the balcony and telling lies, then pack up and ride back out it the AM. ...
Forum: Americas 06-29-2014, 07:29 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,275
Posted By FlowBee
How much more / less is it compared to a T-Mobile...

How much more / less is it compared to a T-Mobile prepaid account?

I've had a T-Mobile prepaid Samsung dumb phone for, uh … maybe 5 years now. I pay $100 annually for 1100 minutes, which roll...
Forum: Equipment 06-29-2014, 07:05 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 3,541
Posted By FlowBee
I've been tossed down the road in traffic several...

I've been tossed down the road in traffic several times. Each incident involved trashing the helmet. Each incident involved either cracking the helmet shell or rashing the crap out it. All were...
Forum: Equipment 06-25-2014, 06:37 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 3,233
Posted By FlowBee
Decals

Decals
Forum: Equipment 06-25-2014, 06:09 AM
Replies: 45
Views: 3,516
Posted By FlowBee
Point 6 or Smartwool over the calf wool socks.

Point 6 or Smartwool over the calf wool socks.
Forum: Equipment 06-25-2014, 06:08 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,261
Posted By FlowBee
http://astrobioloblog.files.wordpress.com/2011/09/...

http://astrobioloblog.files.wordpress.com/2011/09/giraffe-14.jpg

Olympia and Klim both use the same template for their collar.
Forum: Layin' down tracks 06-23-2014, 03:51 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 4,040
Posted By FlowBee
Garmin is now at the same place Microsoft was...

Garmin is now at the same place Microsoft was with Windows 98 or Me in 2001. Flaky, buggy, and just so much suckitude….. Just basking in their own smugness, waiting for OS/X to come tear it a new...
Forum: Face plant 06-09-2014, 10:20 AM
Replies: 126
Views: 27,533
Posted By FlowBee
Have you spoken with your OS or Ins Co about a...

Have you spoken with your OS or Ins Co about a bone stimulator?
Forum: Road warriors 06-04-2014, 11:22 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,295
Posted By FlowBee
Probably because it's against the law in many...

Probably because it's against the law in many states in the US. At least it is with automobiles. The auto dealers (and I assume moto dealers) lobby their state legislators VERY hard to prevent...
Forum: Road warriors 06-04-2014, 11:16 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 855
Posted By FlowBee
Russell Day-Long.

Russell Day-Long.
Forum: Thumpers 06-03-2014, 06:54 PM
Replies: 101,221
Views: 19,604,386
Posted By FlowBee
And if that doesn't work try the 145. :beer: ...

And if that doesn't work try the 145. :beer:

Find a half mile of open road. Compare the WFO times of a 1/4 mile section of that road. Choose the best.

Everything below that is needle.
...
Forum: Road warriors 06-03-2014, 04:38 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 2,803
Posted By FlowBee
It's funny that in the last ten years we have by...

It's funny that in the last ten years we have by far the fastest, best handling bikes available - ever - and because of electronics and lawyers they default to pu55y mode. Same with cars.

First...
Forum: Face plant 06-02-2014, 06:57 PM
Replies: 169
Views: 41,063
Posted By FlowBee
Titanium. Not heavy, but metal. The only bone...

Titanium. Not heavy, but metal. The only bone I've broken (I tend to bounce)

March 15th, night at the ER.
http://gw905.smugmug.com/photos/i-KHGfp7Z/0/M/i-KHGfp7Z-M.png



Last Wednesday,...
Forum: Road warriors 05-31-2014, 06:42 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,295
Posted By FlowBee
It depends on the brand and locale. BMW have...

It depends on the brand and locale. BMW have always been enthusiastic about offering a test ride, and I have never bought a BMW without one. The Italian marques are a mixed bag, but generally it...
Forum: Equipment 05-31-2014, 06:24 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 2,207
Posted By FlowBee
All the tools needed to do a 6000 mile service...

All the tools needed to do a 6000 mile service and a tire plug / patch. I only service the bike from the tool kit.
Forum: Americas 05-31-2014, 06:04 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 578
Posted By FlowBee
Seriously? Never thought of joining the AMA ? ...

Seriously? Never thought of joining the AMA ?

Yes, but their HQ is local to me, so I am a bit biased. They do good IMO. Benefits are so/ so depending on how self centered you are.

Cost /...
Forum: Americas 05-31-2014, 05:54 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 658
Posted By FlowBee
Iirc, The Stahlratte sails on a regular basis,...

Iirc, The Stahlratte sails on a regular basis, not just once a season. They do the Caribbean routes for half of the year to pay the bills. If you want to sail with them then check their schedule. ...
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