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Forum: Thumpers 10-06-2009, 01:02 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,500
Posted By yazhound
Welcome

Keep us posted. And pics would be good.
Forum: Beasts 10-06-2009, 12:59 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 2,141
Posted By yazhound
Holy s###!

That looks dangerously fun! Any idea how it actually handles in the weeds?
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 10-06-2009, 12:55 PM
Replies: 300
Views: 33,969
Posted By yazhound
Bump

Hell, watching both documentaries only makes me want to get out there and do my own trip. I give em props for doing what they did. And if there are "better" bikes out there for doing the trip...
Forum: Thumpers 10-06-2009, 07:43 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,500
Posted By yazhound
Dr650!

I just purchased a used DR650 after having been solely a street rider for the last 30+ years. I had ridden the bike on a day long off road mountain ride with a tad bit of on road in between. The...
Forum: GS Boxers 09-18-2009, 02:26 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 2,626
Posted By yazhound
See: Long Way Round/Down Ewan & Charlie

Those guys sometimes had to make do with some really low grade stuff and they made out just fine. Granted, only had to make 20k! lol But they made out well.

I do try to us high grade Chevron when...
Forum: Beasts 09-17-2009, 02:35 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 8,993
Posted By yazhound
Nice job!

I am sure it has its very own personality. Care to give us a ride report when you have the time?

btw - Scotland looks like riding heaven (when not raining I guess ?) !
Forum: Thumpers 09-16-2009, 06:58 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 2,527
Posted By yazhound
Not in stone.

I too was recently bitten by the dual sport (leave the duels for others!) I have read through some of the comments and agree in points and disagree. I have the DR 650 and bought it used after using...
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 09-11-2009, 12:46 PM
Replies: 155
Views: 9,615
Posted By yazhound
Hey Flux!

It's all your fault. Went on the ride in July - Flux IV, on a borrowed machine. It was first time on an off roader in over 30 yrs. I now own that borrowed machine -a 2007 DR 650. It's all your...
Forum: Road warriors 09-04-2009, 09:18 AM
Replies: 5,089
Views: 384,812
Posted By yazhound
tiger, I am going to cry now....

I love starbucks, and I am insulted, badly never to recover. I never knew I was a look at me type until now. umm should I switch to Folgers? How about instant? lol
Forum: Road warriors 09-04-2009, 09:15 AM
Replies: 5,089
Views: 384,812
Posted By yazhound
Mostly Busas

I see this trend too here in Middle GA, but mostly with 'Busa riders.... A few friends have done this. One races, the other just for fun.
Forum: Road warriors 09-04-2009, 09:11 AM
Replies: 5,089
Views: 384,812
Posted By yazhound
Agree with observation but...

I agree that sport bikers dump the factory cans as often as the Harley riders dump the factory set up. But I think the rationale for doing so is different. The sport riders do it for increased...
Forum: Road warriors 09-03-2009, 12:28 PM
Replies: 5,089
Views: 384,812
Posted By yazhound
R12r!

I have an R11R, with parabellum scout fairing on it. Been lusting after the R12R. What can you tell me about it? Have you ridden any of the "lesser" naked R's for comparison. I ended up sticking...
Forum: Road warriors 09-02-2009, 01:34 PM
Replies: 5,089
Views: 384,812
Posted By yazhound
Mo - that's a sweet bike. Much of a shock...

Mo - that's a sweet bike. Much of a shock switching between it and the Duc?
Forum: Equipment 09-02-2009, 01:31 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,936
Posted By yazhound
ditto

I too have recently returned to off road riding and after a few days with the full face I made the plunge and got the off road and googles.

First, is the heat, which the full face locks in when...
Forum: Road warriors 09-02-2009, 12:13 PM
Replies: 5,089
Views: 384,812
Posted By yazhound
Sporty tank...

...will let you pass everything but the gas station.... esp the old "peanut" tank..

the old ironhead sportys were nice and simple to work on...
Forum: Road warriors 08-31-2009, 03:32 PM
Replies: 5,089
Views: 384,812
Posted By yazhound
interesting...

are these the "pirates" or the motorcyclists? I suspect that the do-rag crowd is not much involved in tech forums... maybe off base on that assumption who knows?
Forum: Road warriors 08-31-2009, 02:14 PM
Replies: 5,089
Views: 384,812
Posted By yazhound
good points

Hell, half the time they don't wave at sportster riders...! "That ain't a Harley!"
...might as well be a "rice burner" ... boy, how many times have you heard that particular term of art when a...
Forum: Road warriors 08-31-2009, 01:32 PM
Replies: 5,089
Views: 384,812
Posted By yazhound
bastard! - that would be green with jealousy!

Congrats on the new member of the family. Are you up to doing a ride report once you get a few miles on it? I have long lusted after a Monster after riding a friends Monster 900. Ride safe.
Forum: Road warriors 08-31-2009, 09:34 AM
Replies: 5,089
Views: 384,812
Posted By yazhound
...its not that there is a "lifestyle"...but

It is the mentality of the lifestyle attached to the marque by the most obvious perveyors of the lifestyle. Other makes simply do not attract the silliness as does HD, thus, HD gets saddled (no...
Forum: Road warriors 08-31-2009, 08:43 AM
Replies: 5,089
Views: 384,812
Posted By yazhound
the flames really make this baby scream!!

the flames really make this baby scream!!
Forum: Road warriors 08-31-2009, 08:02 AM
Replies: 5,089
Views: 384,812
Posted By yazhound
Why?

I have been riding since 8yo. I have had many Asian bikes, a couple Harleys, and now a Suzuki and a BMW. I gave up on the Harley's because they gave up on me. They were simply not dependable.
...
Forum: Europe 08-27-2009, 07:11 AM
Replies: 862
Views: 74,357
Posted By yazhound
Macon GA. Good riding nearby, great riding a few...

Macon GA. Good riding nearby, great riding a few hours! How did you end up in NC? Are you from Germany then?
Forum: Europe 08-26-2009, 11:32 AM
Replies: 862
Views: 74,357
Posted By yazhound
Cuttle

Got ya. So where are you living now? I see that you have a DR650. So do I, a 2007 with some farkles. Do you get much offroading in? I don't get enough. Nowhere for me to just jump on and get to...
Forum: Europe 08-26-2009, 08:41 AM
Replies: 862
Views: 74,357
Posted By yazhound
Prost!

What do you mean "b&w" clubs?
Forum: Europe 08-25-2009, 07:17 AM
Replies: 862
Views: 74,357
Posted By yazhound
Lehre? silly american here... Rock...

Lehre? silly american here...

Rock Palast? Denim and Metallica?

Man huge Fantastics party in like fall of 92, big fest tent, bikers from all over Europe, and lots of beer, snitzel and...
Forum: Pics, pics, pics... 08-25-2009, 07:00 AM
Replies: 2,420
Views: 573,938
Posted By yazhound
Nice Shots!

I will have to obtain that book. When I was a child I lived in Moorhead MN, right across the Red River from Fargo ND. Can't get much more Great Plains than that. The nations breadbasket... Not...
Forum: Europe 08-25-2009, 06:04 AM
Replies: 862
Views: 74,357
Posted By yazhound
Wurzburg? (where are the umlatts?)

Hello From Macon, Georgia ~

Are there any members here from Wurzburg ? I lived there for about 2.5 yrs, from 90-92, and fell in love with that city. Many fond memories. Would love to see some...
Forum: Road warriors 08-14-2009, 09:25 AM
Replies: 109
Views: 9,275
Posted By yazhound
Evo lauded as HD savior at the time....

Shish.... following the then thinking, the Evo was Harley afresh, the would be savior ( and it really was), of the company. Certainly worked to boost sales and product image to the GP. Gone were...
Forum: Road warriors 08-14-2009, 09:16 AM
Replies: 109
Views: 9,275
Posted By yazhound
Kinda like

saying he doesn't have a Ford he has a Mercury?
Forum: Road warriors 08-13-2009, 07:16 AM
Replies: 109
Views: 9,275
Posted By yazhound
Not to pile on...just saying.

Previous owner of two HDs. No longer due to constant repair issues of the latter. An 89 evo. Particularly troublesome were electrical issues, including having to replace the wiring harness at...
Forum: Equipment 08-05-2009, 11:31 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 2,911
Posted By yazhound
Thanks again for the tips.

That will give me some food for thought. Have several months to prepare for a TAT trip and am working on my packing list/ gear needed list. yazhound
Forum: Equipment 08-04-2009, 06:31 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 3,737
Posted By yazhound
Beg to differ on the bag compression...

Not to be dismissive of your suggestion regarding the bag, however, the bag takes up a lot of space. Compressing it allows for better packing if done right. I spent 2 1/2 in a long range recon...
Forum: Equipment 08-04-2009, 05:59 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 2,911
Posted By yazhound
DR650 Bag question...

Greetings to all,

I just picked up a DR650 and am planning a TAT trip with it. Any advice on cases/panniers that fit this bike without major reconfiguration that offer a fair amount of weather...
Forum: Pics, pics, pics... 07-30-2009, 12:16 PM
Replies: 9,293
Views: 3,591,656
Posted By yazhound
This has gotta be the one!

How much more adventure can you have than facing down an angry RHINO ?!
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 07-30-2009, 11:12 AM
Replies: 61
Views: 4,654
Posted By yazhound
Thanks again for the tips.

I use the Skull Candy inked right now as I just couldn't pay the $100+ for the Bose etc..., as I always have the skinny wires giving way far too soon. So that's good news that they work for you...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 07-30-2009, 09:02 AM
Replies: 61
Views: 4,654
Posted By yazhound
Thanks -

Safety concerns are what have kept me from using it so far. I figured on the trail I would not have to work about paying attention to cagers... Don't have an interest in using the ipod while out...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 07-30-2009, 07:22 AM
Replies: 61
Views: 4,654
Posted By yazhound
Need Advice On IPOD use

Greetings,

I am considering using my ipod when on the trails. Can anyone offer their experiences as to the best earbuds/headsets to use that work well with the helmet?

Thanks for the tips. ...
Forum: Beasts 07-29-2009, 03:46 PM
Replies: 114
Views: 24,406
Posted By yazhound
A thread you may be interested in.

http://www.advrider.com/forums/showthread.php?t=484809&highlight=buell
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 07-29-2009, 03:31 PM
Replies: 111
Views: 6,797
Posted By yazhound
Man those lights kick ass! What brand are they,...

Man those lights kick ass! What brand are they, and how much involved in mounting them to your electrical system?
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 07-28-2009, 09:26 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 3,094
Posted By yazhound
Have we the same acquaintances?

oh,,, and all forms of traffic, except for the occasional tractor coming into the roadway. Too much twist and those Harley floorboards drag....
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