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Forum: Beasts 10-14-2014, 07:15 AM
Replies: 21,641
Views: 6,286,574
Posted By Fire Escape
Thumb You are correct!

Ken is a great guy who enjoys what he does. I live close enough to drive over (it was not 'bike weather') and pick mine up. They were not quite ready as he had been drafted to go Christmas shopping...
Forum: Northeast - Greater Flugistan and home of the carpet baggers. 10-02-2014, 02:56 PM
Replies: 45,199
Views: 2,640,783
Posted By Fire Escape
Once again, lubrication is your friend! Most...

Once again, lubrication is your friend! Most people use soapy water, I am very partial to Yamaha Tire Mounting Lube. Sometimes running a ratchet strap around the center of the tread and getting it...
Forum: Beasts 09-10-2014, 03:43 AM
Replies: 21,641
Views: 6,286,574
Posted By Fire Escape
I know that there was some left over when I...

I know that there was some left over when I bought mine. I got a quart (or litre, don't recall) of 5 wt and one of 10 wt so that I could mix 50/50 and get 7.5 wt. I don't think that I had a full...
Forum: Beasts 09-05-2014, 05:23 AM
Replies: 21,641
Views: 6,286,574
Posted By Fire Escape
I probably weigh as much as the two of you...

I probably weigh as much as the two of you combined, the shocks are not great but I have managed 7,000 miles on them so far. You will be fine, well at least OK.
While replacement shocks are on 'the...
Forum: Northeast - Greater Flugistan and home of the carpet baggers. 08-21-2014, 01:19 PM
Replies: 45,199
Views: 2,640,783
Posted By Fire Escape
Which probably means that she is young enough to...

Which probably means that she is young enough to be my daughter! No disrespect for anyones relatives, a pretty lady is still a pretty lady and those of us still above ground appreciate seeing them.
...
Forum: Northeast - Greater Flugistan and home of the carpet baggers. 08-20-2014, 09:07 PM
Replies: 701
Views: 36,601
Posted By Fire Escape
Will you be able to ride/get home OK? Bruce

Will you be able to ride/get home OK?

Bruce
Forum: Northeast - Greater Flugistan and home of the carpet baggers. 08-20-2014, 09:03 PM
Replies: 45,199
Views: 2,640,783
Posted By Fire Escape
Because you blocked the/our view of her with the...

Because you blocked the/our view of her with the pole.

Photo composition 101 - you have to be able to see the pretty girls.

Kids these days......(I) just don't know ........


Bruce
Forum: Beasts 08-03-2014, 06:50 AM
Replies: 21,641
Views: 6,286,574
Posted By Fire Escape
The silver finish (at least on my set) is not a...

The silver finish (at least on my set) is not a coating, the pegs are sandblasted after machining. I have not seen any black ones but it sounds like a good choice if you wanted the pegs to not stand...
Forum: Northeast - Greater Flugistan and home of the carpet baggers. 07-16-2014, 06:22 PM
Replies: 1,130
Views: 96,343
Posted By Fire Escape
Time, time and more time....

Their love is unconditional, their friendship, forever.

If I could say that you will feel better in X months or years it would be a pleasant thought but unrealistic.
Natasha has been gone since...
Forum: Northeast - Greater Flugistan and home of the carpet baggers. 07-14-2014, 01:47 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,073
Posted By Fire Escape
There Must Be Options

It is an unfortunate truth that in mid August, Rte 1 is better as a parking area than a travel choice. There is so much cool costal area to see and it is all connected by Rte 1 so it gets over run....
Forum: Northeast - Greater Flugistan and home of the carpet baggers. 07-05-2014, 07:20 AM
Replies: 129
Views: 12,296
Posted By Fire Escape
Tetanus Shot

You do know that there is no such thing as being 'Up To Date' on Tetanus Shots, right?

If you have had one 'not too long ago', that covers incidental scrapes and such, as soon as you have an...
Forum: Beasts 06-29-2014, 02:18 PM
Replies: 21,641
Views: 6,286,574
Posted By Fire Escape
You can drill new locating holes to match your...

You can drill new locating holes to match your chosen control positions or you can file/grind off the pins. If you remove the pins, the controls may 'wander' on you, OTOH they will rotate and may...
Forum: Northeast - Greater Flugistan and home of the carpet baggers. 06-17-2014, 02:01 PM
Replies: 45,199
Views: 2,640,783
Posted By Fire Escape
You can see it coming....

Probably put the Beemer in the second truck before loading it on the trailer. Then I expect he will take a 'short cut' under an 8' bridge somewhere and 'unload' the bike!


Bruce
Forum: Northeast - Greater Flugistan and home of the carpet baggers. 06-15-2014, 04:30 PM
Replies: 79
Views: 5,804
Posted By Fire Escape
Of course the truly GOOD riders can pass you...

Of course the truly GOOD riders can pass you cleanly and safely they have the control and ability to match their chosen speed. It's often the 'legend in their own mind' riders that have to get by...
Forum: Northeast - Greater Flugistan and home of the carpet baggers. 06-15-2014, 04:20 PM
Replies: 79
Views: 5,804
Posted By Fire Escape
This years' event had some 'challenges'. With...

This years' event had some 'challenges'. With (vintage?) racing going on on the track and H-D back there as a home base for their demo rides plus Camper's World (a BIG NASCAR sponsor) having a large...
Forum: Northeast - Greater Flugistan and home of the carpet baggers. 06-15-2014, 09:27 AM
Replies: 79
Views: 5,804
Posted By Fire Escape
Hopefully there are pictures to remember the...

Hopefully there are pictures to remember the event by.
There may not be another one.

Lets just say that while flipping other ADV riders the bird is considered acceptable or even 'normal', doing...
Forum: Northeast - Greater Flugistan and home of the carpet baggers. 06-13-2014, 08:50 AM
Replies: 79
Views: 5,804
Posted By Fire Escape
Weather, Entrance, Stuff

Not surprisingly for Rainconia Bike Week, we have some precipitation today and forecast to continue into the night. Thus far it is showers rather than a deluge and that it a good thing. I am still...
Forum: Northeast - Greater Flugistan and home of the carpet baggers. 06-12-2014, 06:27 AM
Replies: 79
Views: 5,804
Posted By Fire Escape
Glad You Are Coming!

No apologies needed, we don't expect everyone to be able to arrive, register and get through tech on Friday. I fully agree about sleeping in my own bed rather than on the ground, fortunately I am 15...
Forum: Northeast - Greater Flugistan and home of the carpet baggers. 06-11-2014, 08:19 PM
Replies: 79
Views: 5,804
Posted By Fire Escape
Tech Inspection

Sorry, in efforts to get as much information as possible into the flyers, the hours for tech were not included for each day.

Tech inspection is open from 5 PM until 8 PM on FRiday and from 7 AM...
Forum: Northeast - Greater Flugistan and home of the carpet baggers. 06-10-2014, 09:38 AM
Replies: 79
Views: 5,804
Posted By Fire Escape
Officially 5 PM but it is pretty likely that...

Officially 5 PM but it is pretty likely that Registration will be up and running close to 3PM. I don't believe that the NHMS Security people will have the "Pre-Registration List" before Lisa and crew...
Forum: Northeast - Greater Flugistan and home of the carpet baggers. 06-10-2014, 04:55 AM
Replies: 79
Views: 5,804
Posted By Fire Escape
Confirmation of Entries

They do not send out confirmations but if you want to be sure that you are on the entry list check with the Northern New England Cystic Fibrosis Office today or tomorrow (they will be packing up the...
Forum: Northeast - Greater Flugistan and home of the carpet baggers. 06-09-2014, 05:04 PM
Replies: 45,199
Views: 2,640,783
Posted By Fire Escape
Just where would the 950 fit in with a group...

Just where would the 950 fit in with a group called the 'Sons of Practicality'?
:evil


Bruce
Forum: Northeast - Greater Flugistan and home of the carpet baggers. 06-07-2014, 08:20 AM
Replies: 79
Views: 5,804
Posted By Fire Escape
Confirmation of Entries

I do not recall there ever being confirmation on entries.
I have learned however that if you screw-up your entry, they will call to get things straightened out (no need to ask how I learned...
Forum: Northeast - Greater Flugistan and home of the carpet baggers. 06-07-2014, 08:11 AM
Replies: 79
Views: 5,804
Posted By Fire Escape
Cry Missed the first thread

There was already a thread for the Classic that I missed (I really did look :cry ) before I started this one.
I do not know of an easy or available (to me) way to merge the two so I will include...
Forum: Northeast - Greater Flugistan and home of the carpet baggers. 06-07-2014, 08:04 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 722
Posted By Fire Escape
Sorry, I looked but did not find this thread...

Sorry, I looked but did not find this thread before starting the other one.
We did not really need two. I apologize.

Bruce
Forum: Northeast - Greater Flugistan and home of the carpet baggers. 06-05-2014, 07:11 AM
Replies: 79
Views: 5,804
Posted By Fire Escape
Exactly Correct! This is NOT like every...

Exactly Correct!

This is NOT like every other NETRA event where you can show up anytime before the start and get in. The key difference being that we are hosted by NHMS for the weekend and there...
Forum: Northeast - Greater Flugistan and home of the carpet baggers. 06-04-2014, 12:52 PM
Replies: 79
Views: 5,804
Posted By Fire Escape
Stoppers

No bottomless mud holes, impossible climbs, or too narrow slots to fit through.

Not to say that you can't find spots that challenge your (or your machine's) abilities but the route is intended to...
Forum: Northeast - Greater Flugistan and home of the carpet baggers. 06-03-2014, 09:31 PM
Replies: 79
Views: 5,804
Posted By Fire Escape
Pets are permitted and must be leashed at all...

Pets are permitted and must be leashed at all times. Please come prepared to clean up after your pet.

I don't know how many 'wifes' you are planning to bring, we try not to pass judgement on...
Forum: Northeast - Greater Flugistan and home of the carpet baggers. 06-03-2014, 09:20 PM
Replies: 79
Views: 5,804
Posted By Fire Escape
NHMS Camping Rules

For those who may have questions (there are always some) about camping on NHMS property....



Policies for Camping at NHMS


http://www.nhms.com/images/Starcoach_Banner_3_copy.jpg...
Forum: Northeast - Greater Flugistan and home of the carpet baggers. 06-03-2014, 09:01 PM
Replies: 79
Views: 5,804
Posted By Fire Escape
Partial Answer

I can tell you that the entry does cover both days.

It is pretty common for riders who do the BBR to also ride the trail ride. Riding both on the same bike, particularly an 1190 might pose some...
Forum: Northeast - Greater Flugistan and home of the carpet baggers. 06-03-2014, 02:42 PM
Replies: 79
Views: 5,804
Posted By Fire Escape
Now that is some really good news! Bruce

Now that is some really good news!


Bruce
Forum: Northeast - Greater Flugistan and home of the carpet baggers. 05-30-2014, 06:30 AM
Replies: 45,199
Views: 2,640,783
Posted By Fire Escape
Just barely enough in my humble opinion. Of...

Just barely enough in my humble opinion.

Of course I am on record as having said that DUI should be a hanging offense. Too many years extricating patients and bodies out of crashes that never...
Forum: Beasts 05-27-2014, 08:08 AM
Replies: 21,641
Views: 6,286,574
Posted By Fire Escape
It should last a while

The wrinkle black rack on my FXDX lasted a couple of years before starting to flake off in places. I was surprised to find that the finish underneath was very shiny chrome. I expected that H-D would...
Forum: Northeast - Greater Flugistan and home of the carpet baggers. 05-24-2014, 08:36 AM
Replies: 45,199
Views: 2,640,783
Posted By Fire Escape
It might have been in or packaged with a Griso...

It might have been in or packaged with a Griso when the crate was opened and been put on a shelf. I'd still expect that it was old(er) even if unused. Hope the new one solves the issues.
Enjoy the...
Forum: Northeast - Greater Flugistan and home of the carpet baggers. 05-24-2014, 08:13 AM
Replies: 45,199
Views: 2,640,783
Posted By Fire Escape
Is there a manufacturers date stamp? Something...

Is there a manufacturers date stamp?
Something like this:
http://www.advrider.com/forums/showthread.php?t=977650&page=2 (http://www.advrider.com/forums/showthread.php?t=977650&page=2)
Post 37...
Forum: Northeast - Greater Flugistan and home of the carpet baggers. 05-24-2014, 08:00 AM
Replies: 701
Views: 36,601
Posted By Fire Escape
Continuing the Hijack.....

The only shifting issue I have encountered (so far) is NOT being able to shift to neutral when the engine is running. I have been told that it is intentional to help prevent missed shifts but ..........
Forum: Northeast - Greater Flugistan and home of the carpet baggers. 05-24-2014, 06:35 AM
Replies: 701
Views: 36,601
Posted By Fire Escape
Eek Hijack Alert!

What is this Scorpian Spring and known weakness of which you speak? Having an 05 FSE in the shed (for now), I might as well studdy for what lies ahead.
Thanks.

Bruce
Forum: Northeast - Greater Flugistan and home of the carpet baggers. 05-24-2014, 06:29 AM
Replies: 4,658
Views: 266,368
Posted By Fire Escape
Wicked Local Celebrity now Nationaly Famous!

What local celebrity is featured in the ad on page 99 of the July issue of "MOTORCYCLIST" magazine?

There are two actually although I consider Whitehorse Gear to be an institution as well as an...
Forum: Northeast - Greater Flugistan and home of the carpet baggers. 05-23-2014, 08:26 AM
Replies: 79
Views: 5,804
Posted By Fire Escape
NETRA Day Pass, part II

I got an answer back from NETRA about getting the Day Pass in advance.

It essentially had not come up as a question before and they do not have a way to do it ..... this year.
It is something...
Forum: Northeast - Greater Flugistan and home of the carpet baggers. 05-22-2014, 06:08 PM
Replies: 79
Views: 5,804
Posted By Fire Escape
Day Pass to NETRA?

My FAQ sheet says that membership in a regional off-road sactioning body outside of New England (i.e. ECEA, WNYOA, AMA District 6, etc ARE acceptible alternatives (they offer reciprocity w/ NETRA)....
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