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Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains Today, 06:33 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 405
Posted By Sox Fan
I am at Frontline right now. What a terrific...

I am at Frontline right now. What a terrific place.

Greeted as soon as I got off the bike - "we'll get you back on the road for sure". Brought me back to where they store the tires to pick out...
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains Yesterday, 05:34 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 405
Posted By Sox Fan
Looks like Frontline Eurosports is only 6 miles...

Looks like Frontline Eurosports is only 6 miles from my hotel. I will try them first in the morning.
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains Yesterday, 05:20 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 405
Posted By Sox Fan
Wow. I do appreciate the effort JTucker.

Wow. I do appreciate the effort JTucker.
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains Yesterday, 05:19 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 405
Posted By Sox Fan
Thanks for all the leads guys. Staying in Roanoke...

Thanks for all the leads guys. Staying in Roanoke tonight. Going to call around in the morning. Hopefully someone local has something. I can probably do another 500+ miles though. No threads showing...
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains Yesterday, 10:57 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 405
Posted By Sox Fan
BRP - where to get a tire?

Just arrived in Waynseboro, VA on my 04 1150 GSA. The 600 miles from Michigan wore the rear TKC more than expected. I thought it would last for this ride but maybe not. Going to ride the blue ridge...
Forum: Central From Da Nort Woods to the Plane States 07-08-2014, 10:20 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 255
Posted By Sox Fan
Thanks Jon! I will check it out.

Thanks Jon! I will check it out.
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 07-07-2014, 06:00 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 3,984
Posted By Sox Fan
This. A couple of months ago I called a guy...

This.

A couple of months ago I called a guy about a 1098 Ducati he had for sale. When I asked about service records, he said he had a fight with his girlfriend and she threw them out. THAT is...
Forum: Central From Da Nort Woods to the Plane States 07-07-2014, 05:36 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 255
Posted By Sox Fan
Best Arai Dealer in Metro Detroit?

Looking to buy a new full face helmet for the F4 I bought recently. Have been to a few local dealers to look at Arai helmets and have been really frustrated by the experience. No one seems to stock...
Forum: The Garage 05-21-2014, 04:39 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,189
Posted By Sox Fan
Source for machine screw assortment

Looking to buy a big package of assorted metric machine screws/nuts/washers for my workshop. Tired of constantly running to the local hardware store for this and that. Searched eBay and Amazon but it...
Forum: Road warriors 05-12-2014, 04:41 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 689
Posted By Sox Fan
F4

I just joined the F4 club:

http://advrider.com/forums/showthread.php?t=974476
Forum: Road warriors 05-02-2014, 05:36 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 3,960
Posted By Sox Fan
Thanks- I almost bought an Aprillia RSV1000. Just...

Thanks- I almost bought an Aprillia RSV1000. Just thought the F4 was better looking. MVs are kinda the opposite of the BMWs I have mostly owned. BMWs are so purpose built and rational. Not much...
Forum: Road warriors 05-01-2014, 05:24 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 3,960
Posted By Sox Fan
Thanks for the responses everyone. As soon as it...

Thanks for the responses everyone. As soon as it stops raining here, I will take some more pics and post them.
Forum: Road warriors 04-30-2014, 04:01 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 3,960
Posted By Sox Fan
MV Agusta F4 - Arrived today

Figured I would take the plunge and buy a sport bike before I get too old. Was researching Ducatis all winter but never found the right one at the right price. Started thinking about MV Agusta. Crazy...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 12-31-2013, 03:31 PM
Replies: 111
Views: 8,484
Posted By Sox Fan
Life without a cage sounds pretty awesome. Just...

Life without a cage sounds pretty awesome. Just not sure how I would:

-get around in the snow

-transport more than two people at a time

-live without my 335 and my 911. They are fun too.
Forum: Day Trippin' 11-16-2013, 10:12 AM
Replies: 52
Views: 3,585
Posted By Sox Fan
It's a fair point. I guess if you are riding...

It's a fair point. I guess if you are riding technical stuff all day over multiple days, that is different than riding gravel/dirt/fire roads.

Also impressed you can tell I am a poseur based on...
Forum: Day Trippin' 11-15-2013, 01:34 PM
Replies: 52
Views: 3,585
Posted By Sox Fan
Dunno about all this "you have to eat healthy on...

Dunno about all this "you have to eat healthy on a motorcycle trip" stuff.

Are you kidding me?

Motorcycle touring is hard on the body? It isn't like we are running or bicycling across states....
Forum: Central From Da Nort Woods to the Plane States 11-03-2013, 10:08 AM
Replies: 743
Views: 55,257
Posted By Sox Fan
The new tag. Located between the last tag and...

The new tag. Located between the last tag and Dexter on Gregory Rd. Say hi to the Llamas for us! Aplacas? Hairy Michigan camels?

http://wb530.smugmug.com/Cars/Tagorama/i-JDRZBJK/0/M/tag%202-M.jpg
Forum: Central From Da Nort Woods to the Plane States 11-03-2013, 10:04 AM
Replies: 743
Views: 55,257
Posted By Sox Fan
Me and my mate Mike found the skull today. ...

Me and my mate Mike found the skull today.

http://wb530.smugmug.com/Cars/Tagorama/i-BfqggFT/0/M/tag%201-M.jpg
Forum: Day Trippin' 11-02-2013, 11:29 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 5,593
Posted By Sox Fan
Thanks for the report. I did a fly and ride...

Thanks for the report.

I did a fly and ride for three days in DV a couple of years ago with a buddy. Rode to many of the same places. Some great riding. Thanks for reminding me of a great ride.
...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 10-06-2013, 04:41 AM
Replies: 2,898
Views: 784,816
Posted By Sox Fan
Why did I enjoy that as much as I did? :huh

Why did I enjoy that as much as I did?

:huh
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 09-22-2013, 09:17 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 2,506
Posted By Sox Fan
the cost of motorcycle a.d.d.

A lot can be said for buying used bikes. The first two motorcycle I bought were brand new. One I sold after three years and took about a 35% hit over the purchase price and another was five years old...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 09-22-2013, 09:03 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 2,506
Posted By Sox Fan
Only been riding for eight years but I am on my...

Only been riding for eight years but I am on my fifth bike already. No bike does everything. You need to either own 4-5 or find the bike that does your favorite thing well and is OK/tolerable for the...
Forum: Central From Da Nort Woods to the Plane States 09-16-2013, 07:45 PM
Replies: 305
Views: 13,921
Posted By Sox Fan
I may be able to make it. Great idea for a ride.

I may be able to make it. Great idea for a ride.
Forum: Central From Da Nort Woods to the Plane States 09-09-2013, 10:23 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 565
Posted By Sox Fan
Just looked at a house yesterday for sale just a...

Just looked at a house yesterday for sale just a few miles north of Lexington's downtown. Must be only 5-10 minutes from you.
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 09-09-2013, 09:31 AM
Replies: 516
Views: 34,216
Posted By Sox Fan
Your idea of "educating me" is to have me watch...

Your idea of "educating me" is to have me watch some YouTube videos?

I did a bunch of internet searches looking for data on motorcyclists injuring other people and came up with nothing. I am...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 09-08-2013, 05:44 PM
Replies: 516
Views: 34,216
Posted By Sox Fan
um. yes actually. a handful of youtube...

um. yes actually.

a handful of youtube videos isn't exactly what i would call a significant amount of data.
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 09-07-2013, 06:22 PM
Replies: 516
Views: 34,216
Posted By Sox Fan
Common sense theory but I would like to see some...

Common sense theory but I would like to see some statistics.

I can't remember hearing even anecdotal stuff about motorcyclists harming other folks besides themselves.
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 09-07-2013, 10:24 AM
Replies: 516
Views: 34,216
Posted By Sox Fan
meh. motorcyclists having a poor image in...

meh.

motorcyclists having a poor image in the public's eye just doesn't keep me up at night.

is some wholesome image for bikers really important to you?

people riding too fast and doing...
Forum: Central From Da Nort Woods to the Plane States 09-07-2013, 10:18 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 565
Posted By Sox Fan
Thumb area of Michigan - ADV?

Mrs Sox Fan and I are kicking around the idea of buying a weekend/vacation home in the Thumb - probably Lexington/Port Sanilac area. If we do, I am thinking of maybe buying a second motorbike and...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 08-28-2013, 05:58 PM
Replies: 96
Views: 9,315
Posted By Sox Fan
This thread makes me want to take a whole summer...

This thread makes me want to take a whole summer off and ride all over the country.
Forum: GS Boxers 08-25-2013, 02:59 PM
Replies: 4,881
Views: 769,024
Posted By Sox Fan
Did some maintenance today: Oil and filter ...

Did some maintenance today:

Oil and filter
Trans Oil
Final drive oil
New plugs

44,000 miles and runs like new.
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 08-20-2013, 09:30 PM
Replies: 142
Views: 14,961
Posted By Sox Fan
Pull over. Wait for instructions from...

Pull over.

Wait for instructions from officer.

Admit to nothing.

Be very polite.
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 08-13-2013, 06:28 PM
Replies: 135
Views: 9,415
Posted By Sox Fan
All you in store helmet wearers need to keep up...

All you in store helmet wearers need to keep up the good work.

Not many things make you look like such a dweeb as wearing a motorcycle helmet indoors.

Always cracks me up and always seems to be...
Forum: Road warriors 07-29-2013, 07:50 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,231
Posted By Sox Fan
Well, I put the R90 on the market and it sold in...

Well, I put the R90 on the market and it sold in three days. That was easy!

Giving more and more thought to getting a used Japanese sport bike. Seems to be the most fun for the buck. Always liked...
Forum: Road warriors 07-28-2013, 04:38 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,231
Posted By Sox Fan
I may have contracted Ducati fever. Surfing the...

I may have contracted Ducati fever. Surfing the net, watching/listening to youtube videos. That 998 is looking very tempting. I like the idea of a true sportbike, something with tons of character and...
Forum: Road warriors 07-27-2013, 07:08 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,231
Posted By Sox Fan
That's what I am wondering. What is the most fun...

That's what I am wondering. What is the most fun to ride? Found a 2002 Ducati 998 available locally today. Looks very clean. Had two potential buyers come out and look at the R90 today.

Duc 998...
Forum: Road warriors 07-26-2013, 09:52 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,231
Posted By Sox Fan
R90 vs K1200S vs ?

I know - sounds odd. I have room for two motorcycles in my life right now. Been getting a bit bored with the 76 R90 and have been kicking around the idea of selling it and getting a sport bike. 46...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 07-16-2013, 04:43 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 4,898
Posted By Sox Fan
Hmmm...when I park my 1150GSA in a public place...

Hmmm...when I park my 1150GSA in a public place and put it on the center stand, I never see anyone sitting on it.

Answer: everyone buy bikes too big for the kiddies to climb on!
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 07-15-2013, 02:57 PM
Replies: 130
Views: 14,260
Posted By Sox Fan
Great point! Er, I think......... What did...

Great point! Er, I think.........

What did you just say?
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 07-15-2013, 02:45 PM
Replies: 130
Views: 14,260
Posted By Sox Fan
I generally agree with the replies. That...

I generally agree with the replies.

That being said, riding around with a shirt that says that? Aren't you kinda inviting a response? It's a definite "look at me, give me some attention" gesture....
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