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Forum: Pics, pics, pics... 07-23-2013, 09:06 AM
Replies: 75
Views: 17,283
Posted By goatmeal
Damn dude - great work on that one. Great...

Damn dude - great work on that one.

Great thread. :clap
Forum: Pics, pics, pics... 07-07-2013, 05:23 PM
Replies: 9,853
Views: 3,106,590
Posted By goatmeal
https://pbs.twimg.com/media/BOm7Rp_CQAIGCi3.jpg:la...

https://pbs.twimg.com/media/BOm7Rp_CQAIGCi3.jpg:large

Sold the VStrom.

I was going to buy a BMW, decided to save my cash and bought a Stella instead for something different and cheap.

This...
Forum: Battle scooters 07-07-2013, 05:12 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 4,430
Posted By goatmeal
https://pbs.twimg.com/media/BOm7Rp_CQAIGCi3.jpg:la...

https://pbs.twimg.com/media/BOm7Rp_CQAIGCi3.jpg:large

Hey - just sold my VStrom and bought an 2003 Stella. 1600 miles on the clock.

This this thing is fun as hell. Went on a rough gravel road...
Forum: Pics, pics, pics... 10-14-2012, 03:44 PM
Replies: 1,791
Views: 324,750
Posted By goatmeal
Fall is so teeny weeny compared to the other...

Fall is so teeny weeny compared to the other seasons.
Forum: Beasts 08-14-2012, 06:36 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 6,789
Posted By goatmeal
What what??? The 650 by the numbers can carry...

What what??? The 650 by the numbers can carry more weight than the 1000? Does that make any sense????

Oh wait.....yes....the 1000 engine is heavier.

Damn I want to upgrade from my BMW thumper...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 05-09-2012, 06:48 AM
Replies: 1,623
Views: 377,422
Posted By goatmeal
Haha!!! So true!!!

Haha!!! So true!!!
Forum: Pics, pics, pics... 05-06-2012, 07:55 PM
Replies: 1,028
Views: 361,984
Posted By goatmeal
http://i161.photobucket.com/albums/t234/visibleink...

http://i161.photobucket.com/albums/t234/visibleinks/Dakar/b71715f9.jpg

http://i161.photobucket.com/albums/t234/visibleinks/Dakar/d105d270.jpg

It really was MUCH trickier than it looks.
Forum: Face plant 05-03-2012, 06:07 PM
Replies: 353
Views: 86,582
Posted By goatmeal
I donated today - it's great to hear someone say...

I donated today - it's great to hear someone say thanks! You are so welcome!!

Glad you survived and made it through all the surgeries....sounds like a hell of a crash.
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 04-21-2012, 04:33 AM
Replies: 784
Views: 101,365
Posted By goatmeal
What was your first bike? Suzuki TU250X -...

What was your first bike?
Suzuki TU250X - bought in 2011 at 33 years old

How do you feel about starting so late?
For me it's just made sense. I wanted a bike since I was young but just never...
Forum: Thumpers 04-16-2012, 05:57 PM
Replies: 14,628
Views: 1,703,098
Posted By goatmeal
Had some excitement on the Dakar today....rear...

Had some excitement on the Dakar today....rear blowout at about 40mph.......keep my cool and slowed the bike down and pulled over and kept her up......felt like I was going to drop it several times....
Forum: Thumpers 03-17-2012, 08:06 PM
Replies: 8,615
Views: 1,373,704
Posted By goatmeal
yes, same story here. Riding the TU while I work...

yes, same story here. Riding the TU while I work on e Dakar. Got about 60 miles in today and looks like warm weather will stick around.
Forum: Vendors 02-24-2012, 08:30 AM
Replies: 83
Views: 10,953
Posted By goatmeal
I was in on one of these group buys - thanks so...

I was in on one of these group buys - thanks so much - it was great working with you.
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 02-04-2012, 11:05 AM
Replies: 67
Views: 4,696
Posted By goatmeal
I had an interview up in Vermont and the weather...

I had an interview up in Vermont and the weather was good so...............YES I rode. It was a good couple hours away and I ate lunch and changed out of riding pants and into my fancy pants and put...
Forum: Thumpers 12-31-2011, 07:01 AM
Replies: 1,702
Views: 501,591
Posted By goatmeal
Man that is looking AWESOME. Great work.

Man that is looking AWESOME.

Great work.
Forum: Vendors 11-19-2011, 09:35 AM
Replies: 54
Views: 7,910
Posted By goatmeal
My denalis and mefos arrived the oher...

My denalis and mefos arrived the oher day....thanks so much for putting this group buy together.
Forum: Pics, pics, pics... 11-01-2011, 06:26 PM
Replies: 1,466
Views: 378,337
Posted By goatmeal
http://i161.photobucket.com/albums/t234/visibleink...

http://i161.photobucket.com/albums/t234/visibleinks/Dakar/b78b14db.jpg

Winter came early to New England. Nice to have power back after 4 days of headlamps and candles. Woodstove came in handy.
Forum: Thumpers 10-29-2011, 04:34 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 521
Posted By goatmeal
I hate it when that happens. Seriously, what...

I hate it when that happens.

Seriously, what does "doing the dohicky" mean exactly? Valve adjustment?
Forum: Vendors 10-23-2011, 08:52 AM
Replies: 282
Views: 53,058
Posted By goatmeal
I snoozed and loozed.

I snoozed and loozed.
Forum: Vendors 10-20-2011, 05:10 AM
Replies: 630
Views: 76,745
Posted By goatmeal
Payment sent.

Payment sent.
Forum: Vendors 10-18-2011, 06:59 PM
Replies: 54
Views: 7,910
Posted By goatmeal
Calling to place my order once I can decide what...

Calling to place my order once I can decide what else I need with it......:D
Forum: Vendors 10-18-2011, 06:55 PM
Replies: 630
Views: 76,745
Posted By goatmeal
Email Sent - would like 1 pair.

Email Sent - would like 1 pair.
Forum: Thumpers 10-16-2011, 06:15 AM
Replies: 8,615
Views: 1,373,704
Posted By goatmeal
The TU250X was my first bike and I know others...

The TU250X was my first bike and I know others are in the same camp. When I filled out the Suzuki survey I asked in the survey for the info on getting the rebate to help pay for the MSF course. They...
Forum: Pics, pics, pics... 10-15-2011, 04:56 PM
Replies: 1,028
Views: 361,984
Posted By goatmeal
First contribution to this thread - my Dakar...

First contribution to this thread - my Dakar taking a quick nap before getting back in action.

http://i161.photobucket.com/albums/t234/visibleinks/Dakar/b32fc50a.jpg
Forum: Day Trippin' 10-15-2011, 01:53 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 5,331
Posted By goatmeal
I gotta get out West.

I gotta get out West.
Forum: Battle scooters 10-09-2011, 04:44 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 6,753
Posted By goatmeal
Adv scoot style!!!! Yes yes yes yes yes!!!!!!!!!!

Adv scoot style!!!! Yes yes yes yes yes!!!!!!!!!!
Forum: Thumpers 10-07-2011, 03:10 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 667
Posted By goatmeal
Sounds pretty good. I bought a 2006 Dakar in...

Sounds pretty good. I bought a 2006 Dakar in August for my 2nd motorcycle and LOVE it. Had 12K miles on it - some farkies (top box, bigger windshield, lowered 1 inch) - and paid $5000. I did end up...
Forum: Northeast - Greater Flugistan and home of the carpet baggers. 10-03-2011, 06:34 PM
Replies: 189
Views: 13,754
Posted By goatmeal
This was my first motorcycle event of any kind...

This was my first motorcycle event of any kind and had a blast. (I haven't lived in New England very long and am new to riding). Thanks for being so welcoming to a stranger.

Also my first time...
Forum: Thumpers 09-30-2011, 05:12 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 12,236
Posted By goatmeal
65 all day. Need to tuck in and full throttle...

65 all day. Need to tuck in and full throttle going up hills.

I've gone 88 indicated.

That being said, I prefer my 650 on interstate, I feel that it's important to out accelerate trouble as...
Forum: Vendors 09-27-2011, 07:01 PM
Replies: 104
Views: 12,732
Posted By goatmeal
Any of those lucky ones that got in on this want...

Any of those lucky ones that got in on this want to post some pics? :thumb

Still hoping there will be a 3rd.
Forum: Northeast - Greater Flugistan and home of the carpet baggers. 09-25-2011, 07:28 PM
Replies: 189
Views: 13,754
Posted By goatmeal
Is there a schedule of the classes anywhere? ...

Is there a schedule of the classes anywhere?

Trying to decided if I want try and camp Fri and Sat or just Sat. I'll be riding from Western Mass (Northampton) if that's near anyone else.
Forum: Thumpers 09-18-2011, 05:16 PM
Replies: 14,628
Views: 1,703,098
Posted By goatmeal
http://i161.photobucket.com/albums/t234/visibleink...

http://i161.photobucket.com/albums/t234/visibleinks/Dakar/8d18ab2c.jpg

I'm in.

Bought my 2006 with 12K on the clock less than a month ago. I've put about 800 miles on her so far. Love this bike...
Forum: Equipment 09-10-2011, 06:56 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 3,361
Posted By goatmeal
Yes.... Rei stands behind their gear and can make...

Yes.... Rei stands behind their gear and can make minor repairs while you wait.
Forum: Vendors 09-04-2011, 08:54 AM
Replies: 104
Views: 12,732
Posted By goatmeal
Will there be a 3rd? :ear

Will there be a 3rd? :ear
Forum: Thumpers 09-04-2011, 06:52 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 561
Posted By goatmeal
Master cylinder?

Master cylinder?
Forum: Thumpers 08-12-2011, 07:25 PM
Replies: 8,615
Views: 1,373,704
Posted By goatmeal
I'm a new rider on a 2011 as well - have about...

I'm a new rider on a 2011 as well - have about 1650 miles or so under my belt.

One day I was in a right turn and going a bit too fast probably and hit gravel and my rear tire skidded - I thought I...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 08-10-2011, 05:26 PM
Replies: 94
Views: 6,764
Posted By goatmeal
That's a pop pop. Not pop pop pop pop pop...

That's a pop pop.


Not pop pop pop pop pop pop pop pop.
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 08-10-2011, 05:18 PM
Replies: 94
Views: 6,764
Posted By goatmeal
This is my first season as well - you have just a...

This is my first season as well - you have just a few hundred miles more than me. (I took MSF in spring as well)

I had my first semi close call - pulling up to a 2 lane highway slowly and a...
Forum: Thumpers 08-01-2011, 02:47 PM
Replies: 264
Views: 62,693
Posted By goatmeal
I really want a f650gs. Are the 03-09 bikes worry...

I really want a f650gs. Are the 03-09 bikes worry free? The snapped fork pics freak me out.

What about the new f650 twin, is that a different fork than the g650gs? Thanks in advance.
Forum: Thumpers 07-31-2011, 06:07 AM
Replies: 8,615
Views: 1,373,704
Posted By goatmeal
22mm is what they say for gz250. I was...

22mm is what they say for gz250.

I was turning with the wheel and having the 12 year old look for the mark but seems we were using wrong mark as both valves were closed.
Forum: Thumpers 07-30-2011, 05:58 PM
Replies: 8,615
Views: 1,373,704
Posted By goatmeal
What size socket is used to spin the motor to...

What size socket is used to spin the motor to TDC? If I have the marks lined up and the piston is up is that TDC?

Thanks in advance ya'll.
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