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Forum: Ride reports 09-09-2014, 03:57 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 4,404
Posted By Rick G
Not my story. But a so called "friend" threw a...

Not my story. But a so called "friend" threw a hissy fit because our hero bought the same bike as his several weeks before the trip after our hero's bike was damaged in transport.

Rick G
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 09-08-2014, 03:39 PM
Replies: 187
Views: 18,774
Posted By Rick G
Just subscribed over there as well. Really glad...

Just subscribed over there as well. Really glad you went on the trip. You will remember this for the rest of your life. The good and unfortunately the bad. I have many friends who ride together. ...
Forum: Ride reports 09-08-2014, 03:18 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 4,404
Posted By Rick G
I was following your other thread and am really...

I was following your other thread and am really happy for you that you made the decision to go solo. :clap

Subscribed and waiting for more details.

Rick G
Forum: Equipment 09-08-2014, 12:25 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 3,673
Posted By Rick G
About 10 years ago I bought a Clover Goretex...

About 10 years ago I bought a Clover Goretex jacket on closeout from an online retailer.

At first I liked it as it was comfortable and waterproof. Then I had the bright idea to wash it after a...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 09-08-2014, 11:07 AM
Replies: 187
Views: 18,774
Posted By Rick G
Glad you didn't cave in and sell the bike and...

Glad you didn't cave in and sell the bike and went on your trip as planned.

As for those other so called friends, have you deleted their phone numbers yet from your cell phone?

Pics! We want...
Forum: Ride reports 09-07-2014, 03:22 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 789
Posted By Rick G
Thanks for your kind comments. Dick was unique...

Thanks for your kind comments. Dick was unique but like most of us we was a pain in the ass at times. Regardless he is and will be missed for a long time.

Rick G
Forum: Ride reports 09-04-2014, 11:42 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 789
Posted By Rick G
Thanks! Dick was a unique individual and...

Thanks! Dick was a unique individual and deserved this tribute. Of course by writing it I have given myself some closure as well.

It has occurred to me that I really did not introduce our cast...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 09-03-2014, 07:59 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 2,850
Posted By Rick G
Great stories, keep them coming. Rick G

Great stories, keep them coming.

Rick G
Forum: Ride reports 09-03-2014, 06:55 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 789
Posted By Rick G
OK, I am back..... Originally we wanted to...

OK, I am back.....

Originally we wanted to fulfill our vow at the summit, but once there and noticing all of the tourists, we decided to find a more private location. We mounted up and started...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 09-03-2014, 05:24 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 2,850
Posted By Rick G
Nope, you are closer than that, we are both on...

Nope, you are closer than that, we are both on ADVrider and now you know me and I have had a Hot Dog at Nathans in Times Square. And I wasn't impressed. I will take a Dirty O in Pittsburgh anytime...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 09-03-2014, 06:44 AM
Replies: 41
Views: 2,850
Posted By Rick G
Cool story. Did you take your ID back? Rick...

Cool story. Did you take your ID back?

Rick G
Forum: Ride reports 09-03-2014, 06:33 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 789
Posted By Rick G
Mt. Washington NH Memorial Ride

Just about a year ago, my close group of riding friends lost one of our own. Dick was a riding mentor to all of us and losing him was very hard. Dick was the nucleus of our group and with him gone,...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 09-02-2014, 06:25 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 2,850
Posted By Rick G
Great story! Rick G

Great story!

Rick G
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 09-02-2014, 01:22 PM
Replies: 32,937
Views: 8,028,452
Posted By Rick G
Speaking of the Grand Canyon, like most before...

Speaking of the Grand Canyon, like most before seeing it in person, all of my perspective on the Canyon was gleamed from books, magazines or tv shows. Well you don't get the whole picture by seeing...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 09-02-2014, 12:48 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 2,850
Posted By Rick G
6 Degrees of Separation

Do you believe in 6 Degrees of Separation? From Wikipedia "Six degrees of separation is the theory that everyone and everything is six or fewer steps away, by way of introduction, from any other...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 08-16-2014, 07:44 AM
Replies: 217
Views: 12,542
Posted By Rick G
I usually pay cash for my bikes. But for my...

I usually pay cash for my bikes. But for my R1200R I used the equity line of credit on my home, rather than cash out some investments. This way I have a clear title and I get a deduction come tax...
Forum: Equipment 08-13-2014, 05:30 AM
Replies: 67
Views: 8,168
Posted By Rick G
Maybe these guys should team up with Motus and...

Maybe these guys should team up with Motus and give a free helmet away with every Motus delivered.

It will give them some more publicity and they won't have to give away a single helmet! :D
...
Forum: Road warriors 08-12-2014, 01:44 PM
Replies: 2,021
Views: 320,828
Posted By Rick G
Hey!!! Did you break into my garage and steal my...

Hey!!! Did you break into my garage and steal my bike? LOL

You do know that it has been scientifically proven that Red is the fastest color!:D

Rick G
Forum: Road warriors 08-11-2014, 04:08 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 4,304
Posted By Rick G
Good looking bike. Suzuki is on the move again...

Good looking bike. Suzuki is on the move again after a couple of rough years. It is good to see them introducing new models that are competitive in both performance and price. As the performance...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 08-09-2014, 04:52 AM
Replies: 187
Views: 18,774
Posted By Rick G
My $.02 worth. If this is how this guy...

My $.02 worth.

If this is how this guy reacts when you had a bike destroyed and you quickly find another bike to salvage your planned trip and that said bike just happens to be the same as his,...
Forum: Road warriors 08-06-2014, 04:57 AM
Replies: 3,661
Views: 403,448
Posted By Rick G
My ex-father-in-law had one of those. I can...

My ex-father-in-law had one of those. I can confirm it was a piece of shit! It was always in the shop. And it was slower than slow if that is possible.

IIRC the Olds 350 Diesel was rushed to...
Forum: Equipment 08-05-2014, 06:29 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,176
Posted By Rick G
Only 3-4 hours of battery? Deal breaker for me. ...

Only 3-4 hours of battery? Deal breaker for me. What do you do on day long trips?

I like the concept though.

Rick G
Forum: Road warriors 08-04-2014, 05:39 AM
Replies: 8,075
Views: 1,222,030
Posted By Rick G
I got to agree, this new Scout is pretty sweet...

I got to agree, this new Scout is pretty sweet looking. And I am not a cruiser guy either.

Rick G
Forum: Road warriors 07-31-2014, 04:51 AM
Replies: 3,661
Views: 403,448
Posted By Rick G
That was me who asked that question. Like many...

That was me who asked that question. Like many around here, I really like the Motus concept. And just like many around here, I am starting to lose faith. I can't say that I would be in line to...
Forum: Road warriors 07-26-2014, 06:15 PM
Replies: 8,075
Views: 1,222,030
Posted By Rick G
That Brutale sure is pretty. Wouldn't mind...

That Brutale sure is pretty. Wouldn't mind having one myself.

Rick G
Forum: Equipment 07-25-2014, 06:57 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 2,160
Posted By Rick G
I have the Stop & Go kit and have used it around...

I have the Stop & Go kit and have used it around 3-4 times. Worked like a charm every time! They are a bit tricky to install properly, but once you get the hang of it, you can get yourself back on...
Forum: Road warriors 07-24-2014, 06:54 PM
Replies: 8,075
Views: 1,222,030
Posted By Rick G
After my ST3 was deerstroyed, I took a test ride...

After my ST3 was deerstroyed, I took a test ride on a nice black 07 Multistrada 1100S with DP Exhaust plus a few other farkles, to replace it. I had always like them because they looked different...
Forum: Road warriors 07-16-2014, 01:40 PM
Replies: 3,661
Views: 403,448
Posted By Rick G
I have to admit that at first I was a supporter,...

I have to admit that at first I was a supporter, hoping for a successful launch of a new American made motorcycle, but now? I am beginning to lose faith and now believe it is 50/50 as to whether or...
Forum: Road warriors 07-09-2014, 05:38 AM
Replies: 2,021
Views: 320,828
Posted By Rick G
My Pic was taken the day before when I was out...

My Pic was taken the day before when I was out with SlipChip, Easy Out and his brother.

Great ride both days in opposite directions.

Rick G
Forum: Road warriors 07-08-2014, 05:38 PM
Replies: 2,021
Views: 320,828
Posted By Rick G
Best of luck with your new R bike! I went from...

Best of luck with your new R bike! I went from an 1150GS that I put 80K in 9 years to my recently acquired 11 R12R and did so for pretty much the same reasons you did. I was tired of pushing that...
Forum: Road warriors 06-26-2014, 06:37 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,218
Posted By Rick G
Thanks. It is the stock exhaust but BMW opened...

Thanks. It is the stock exhaust but BMW opened up the exhaust a bit with the camhead motor using a flap between the cat and the can. I need to have someone ride it past me so I can here it.

Rick...
Forum: Old's Cool 06-26-2014, 03:49 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 723
Posted By Rick G
Brand New R60/2 For Sale!!

I just came across this. http://www.hemmings.com/classifieds/carsforsale/bmw/r60_2/1659884.html#.U6uJJj6GdR8.facebook


I hope it is not 205. But here is your chance to buy a brand new 1969 R...
Forum: Road warriors 06-26-2014, 03:33 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,218
Posted By Rick G
You should have made it to BYOB, it was a grand...

You should have made it to BYOB, it was a grand affair with outstanding weather!

Rick G
Forum: Regional forums 06-25-2014, 03:43 PM
Replies: 3,062
Views: 166,314
Posted By Rick G
I don't care where 2015 will be held. If I can...

I don't care where 2015 will be held. If I can get the time off work, I will be there. If I am there, I will lead a ride. It is what I do. :deal

Rick G
Forum: Road warriors 06-25-2014, 04:34 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,218
Posted By Rick G
Nice bike! I like that industrial matt grey and...

Nice bike! I like that industrial matt grey and it looks good with the Trophy. Thanks for posting.

Rick G
Forum: Regional forums 06-24-2014, 01:46 PM
Replies: 3,062
Views: 166,314
Posted By Rick G
OK, I am the guy who teased you by telling you...

OK, I am the guy who teased you by telling you that must have been eating too many beets as it was affecting your hair color.

Well, I thought it was funny. :D

Nice to briefly meet you!

This...
Forum: Road warriors 06-24-2014, 10:44 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,218
Posted By Rick G
First long weekend on my new R bike

Well, I finally got a chance to do an extended weekend road trip on my new to me R bike. I got to say that I am liking this bike more and more as the miles tick by.

I am finding that the riding...
Forum: Regional forums 06-24-2014, 09:31 AM
Replies: 3,062
Views: 166,314
Posted By Rick G
You plan it and we will come! Rick G

You plan it and we will come!

Rick G
Forum: Regional forums 06-24-2014, 05:21 AM
Replies: 3,062
Views: 166,314
Posted By Rick G
+ 1,000,000!!!! Rick G

+ 1,000,000!!!!

Rick G
Forum: Regional forums 06-24-2014, 04:12 AM
Replies: 3,062
Views: 166,314
Posted By Rick G
Jared, you are most welcome! I know the roads in...

Jared, you are most welcome! I know the roads in that area fairly well and love showing them to folks new to the area. We definitely had a good group for Saturday's ride. We rode well together at...
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