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Forum: Road warriors 10-02-2014, 01:38 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 990
Posted By Chico
I agree with all of that. Those are many of the...

I agree with all of that. Those are many of the reasons I went for this one.
Forum: Road warriors 10-02-2014, 11:58 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 990
Posted By Chico
True

This is the running stereotype for the k-bikes and for good reason. It can be sort of a boring ride. But after my last bike (a very exciting sr500), I decided that I was ready for boring (reliable...
Forum: Thumpers 08-20-2014, 11:14 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 936
Posted By Chico
I used to have an sr500 and did the top-end on...

I used to have an sr500 and did the top-end on it. It was really simple if you go slow and have a book. First time I had ever done anything like that.

Also, here is the place to ask questions...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 08-14-2014, 09:58 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,301
Posted By Chico
I bought several used bikes in Ca but it's been...

I bought several used bikes in Ca but it's been almost 5 yrs. since I lived there. Things could have changed.

To change ownership (gain title), you will need:
1. Title with sellers signature...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 08-14-2014, 09:20 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 2,547
Posted By Chico
Having just picked up a k75, I was shocked at how...

Having just picked up a k75, I was shocked at how tippy it felt at slow speeds. On my 1150gs, I can comfortably creep along almost to the point of stopping without putting my feet down. On the k, I...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 08-14-2014, 09:09 AM
Replies: 401
Views: 71,966
Posted By Chico
First gear too tall on my 1150gs. That's...

First gear too tall on my 1150gs.

That's about it...
Forum: The Garage 08-12-2014, 07:47 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 2,877
Posted By Chico
We had an auto sump pump placed in a hole in the...

We had an auto sump pump placed in a hole in the low spot covered by a drainage grate. The hose went along the fence to the gutter in front of the house. Worked great and was simple to install.
Forum: Northeast - Greater Flugistan and home of the carpet baggers. 08-07-2014, 12:17 PM
Replies: 23,423
Views: 1,589,678
Posted By Chico
Probably port authority--I can't tell the...

Probably port authority--I can't tell the difference by their costumes. After the toll, before the tunnel entrance on the jersey side entering Holland tunnel. I also noticed a fenced area on the left...
Forum: Northeast - Greater Flugistan and home of the carpet baggers. 08-03-2014, 02:33 PM
Replies: 23,423
Views: 1,589,678
Posted By Chico
If this is the oilhead lovefest, count me in....

If this is the oilhead lovefest, count me in. Bought a 2000 1150gs used with 15,000 miles and it has close to 60,000 now. Just maintenance so far. I hope the k75 I picked up will be as reliable and...
Forum: Road warriors 07-29-2014, 08:08 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 847
Posted By Chico
So you can put the kick stand down while you're...

So you can put the kick stand down while you're still braking and never have to touch the ground. :muutt
Forum: Road warriors 07-28-2014, 02:23 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 990
Posted By Chico
k75 vs 1150gs Comparison

I looked for a comparison like this and didn’t find much (it’s kind of an odd one) so here are my impressions so far. I tend to be more interested in how bikes feel to ride and what a bike does well...
Forum: Northeast - Greater Flugistan and home of the carpet baggers. 07-22-2014, 03:39 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,600
Posted By Chico
I say cables. Shouldn't take too much to make it...

I say cables. Shouldn't take too much to make it safe enough.
Forum: Ride reports 07-18-2014, 12:39 PM
Replies: 75
Views: 7,086
Posted By Chico
Thanks for the pictures and words. I'm sure I...

Thanks for the pictures and words. I'm sure I speak for all of us when I say it is great to see parts of the world that we don't often see in ride reports.

:clap
Forum: Equipment 07-16-2014, 02:06 PM
Replies: 90
Views: 9,831
Posted By Chico
2000 1150gs. I put the Hepco Becker engine...

2000 1150gs.
I put the Hepco Becker engine protection bars on right when I got it. I've dropped the bike fewer than ten times, never over 10 mph. Half of those were riding down a dark river bed in...
Forum: Equipment 07-16-2014, 01:50 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,529
Posted By Chico
If riding in the US on paved roads, I like the...

If riding in the US on paved roads, I like the idea of cx500s or Ninja 250s.

If you're going to be in Mexico, Central or South America, something more dirt oriented:

If I were traveling with...
Forum: Equipment 07-16-2014, 09:43 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 2,092
Posted By Chico
It's already been said but I wouldn't worry about...

It's already been said but I wouldn't worry about waterproof moto-gear. A cheaper shell to put on when it rains will work best considering the budget and the lack of rain you can expect out west.
...
Forum: Ride reports 07-14-2014, 09:47 AM
Replies: 151
Views: 29,613
Posted By Chico
Fantastic! Thanks for the ride!! I've got...

Fantastic! Thanks for the ride!!

I've got a '68 Honda 90 I want to do some long trips on and you guys are an inspiration!

:clap:clap
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 07-12-2014, 03:56 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 808
Posted By Chico
Here is another good one. A little less scary: ...

Here is another good one. A little less scary:
http://www.liveleak.com/view?i=409_1404995184

I probably wouldn't shoot anyone over a bike but I would certainly beat them with their own helmet.
Forum: Northeast - Greater Flugistan and home of the carpet baggers. 07-11-2014, 04:15 PM
Replies: 23,423
Views: 1,589,678
Posted By Chico
This seems to be the place to bitch about NYC so...

This seems to be the place to bitch about NYC so I'll start by saying I'm from the West Coast, have lived here about a year and a half (moved from Philadelphia where I lived for about 3 yrs), ride a...
Forum: Northeast - Greater Flugistan and home of the carpet baggers. 07-11-2014, 02:13 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,096
Posted By Chico
Done it

Thanks for all the input.


@Merlin III: Totally agree--this scenario is just plain stupid. There are so many laws that should be standardized across the nation. I don't know any (good) reason...
Forum: Road warriors 07-10-2014, 09:50 AM
Replies: 1,477
Views: 312,275
Posted By Chico
Thanks--I'm stoked. Not my r32 but belonged to...

Thanks--I'm stoked.
Not my r32 but belonged to the seller in HIS neck of the woods. We had a long talk about GTis of the past. I could never keep a car that clean in Brooklyn.
Forum: Road warriors 07-10-2014, 08:58 AM
Replies: 1,477
Views: 312,275
Posted By Chico
Picked this up

After a couple of years wanting one, I finally picked up an '86 k75. Apparently, it was a 'C' version that had the 'T' bits added on. I rode from Cambridge through central Mass and Connecticut to get...
Forum: Road warriors 07-01-2014, 08:51 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 960
Posted By Chico
If you are asking about practicality, I think the...

If you are asking about practicality, I think the DL wins. If you can find an oilhead in comparable condition for comparable price (I think it will be hard to), pick whichever one you like better. As...
Forum: Road warriors 07-01-2014, 07:00 AM
Replies: 155
Views: 22,659
Posted By Chico
My opinions are biased heavily toward the budget...

My opinions are biased heavily toward the budget end of the spectrum--world wide, not many people can afford a $10,000 bike.
Real world, 'round the world, grocery getter, affordable, fun bike:...
Forum: Northeast - Greater Flugistan and home of the carpet baggers. 06-27-2014, 12:35 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 554
Posted By Chico
I visited Cycletherapy earlier this week--about...

I visited Cycletherapy earlier this week--about the same experience. Quite a few options to try on. Staff was not bad but not great. Prices are at the high end even though, according to the sales...
Forum: Equipment 06-25-2014, 08:54 AM
Replies: 127
Views: 33,461
Posted By Chico
I realize this is a super old thread but I'm...

I realize this is a super old thread but I'm helmet shopping and wanted to add my two cents.

In my unprofessional, unscientific opinion, high-viz and other bright colors like orange and yellow...
Forum: Northeast - Greater Flugistan and home of the carpet baggers. 06-23-2014, 01:42 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,096
Posted By Chico
I'm tempted to do that but he probably won't want...

I'm tempted to do that but he probably won't want to give me the signed title and receipt without the full payment and I don't want to give the full payment before checking out the bike and making...
Forum: Northeast - Greater Flugistan and home of the carpet baggers. 06-23-2014, 12:41 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,096
Posted By Chico
I've got the insurance lined up so that shouldn't...

I've got the insurance lined up so that shouldn't be an issue.
Forum: Northeast - Greater Flugistan and home of the carpet baggers. 06-23-2014, 11:32 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,096
Posted By Chico
All great responses and all the factors I've been...

All great responses and all the factors I've been trying to consider.

The seller isn't comfortable with me riding the bike with his plates still on for the exact reason you alluded to--and I...
Forum: Northeast - Greater Flugistan and home of the carpet baggers. 06-23-2014, 09:17 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,096
Posted By Chico
Thanks--good information. You borrowed a plate...

Thanks--good information. You borrowed a plate from another of your bikes or from someone else?

They did pick up right away and said: you'll have to contact MA.
I'll try them...
No luck in...
Forum: Northeast - Greater Flugistan and home of the carpet baggers. 06-23-2014, 08:39 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,096
Posted By Chico
Buying Bike Out of State; Looking for Legal Info

Hi,

I've read so many threads, I'm dizzy. Can anyone give me the legal procedure for buying a bike in Massachusetts and riding it back to NY? I know how to transfer title, register and insure it...
Forum: Layin' down tracks 05-15-2014, 10:49 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 3,046
Posted By Chico
Digging this thread up a year later: If my...

Digging this thread up a year later:

If my original maps were for a mac, will this work to read the maps on a windows PC?

I have the 60csx with city Navigator North America installed (and the...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 04-27-2014, 07:05 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 2,160
Posted By Chico
Gas prices increase in summer. More motorcyclists...

Gas prices increase in summer. More motorcyclists are on the road in summer (exponentially more compared to winter). More motorcyclists on the road = more motorcyclist deaths.
Forum: Northeast - Greater Flugistan and home of the carpet baggers. 04-26-2014, 07:18 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 449
Posted By Chico
I'm searching for good shipping options also....

I'm searching for good shipping options also. Curious how much it's costing you and and if Works is charging you to accept it. Feel free to PM if you'd rather. Thanks
Forum: Face plant 03-07-2014, 09:16 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 2,989
Posted By Chico
Interesting story and I'm glad you came out...

Interesting story and I'm glad you came out relatively ok.

I had a similar incident on Nacimiento Rd. in Big Sur in about 2003. Coming down the hill, not pushing, but enjoying the turns and...
Forum: Northeast - Greater Flugistan and home of the carpet baggers. 02-21-2014, 02:04 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,944
Posted By Chico
I have a friend with a camp on Tupper Lake. She...

I have a friend with a camp on Tupper Lake. She doesn't rent it out but having been there several times, its really nice, quiet and there is a little town nearby with a grocery store, restaurant/bar...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 02-20-2014, 07:30 AM
Replies: 63
Views: 5,152
Posted By Chico
I once read a cycling article about single-speeds...

I once read a cycling article about single-speeds with the line "...capture that feeling from childhood--before you had to dress up to ride your bike."
Totally applies to motorcycles. Once you are...
Forum: West – California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 02-19-2014, 01:19 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 270
Posted By Chico
Ship My GS From Norcal to NY--Any Takers?

I'm looking into shipping my GS to NYC from Chico, Ca and thought I'd throw a line out to see if anyone is coming out East with room in their truck.

I'm flexible with time frame and of course...
Forum: The Garage 02-13-2014, 06:50 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,072
Posted By Chico
Put up an offer to trade for black (or whatever...

Put up an offer to trade for black (or whatever color) in the Flea Market.
Forum: Ride reports 01-22-2014, 11:09 AM
Replies: 587
Views: 156,090
Posted By Chico
Great Stuff

Love your RR and photos. I lived in Santa Cruz for a bunch of years and hope to get back there soon.
Thanks for posting :clap
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