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Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 10-28-2014, 06:46 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,557
Posted By GaryM
About a mile and a half...

Just rode it in slow until I got to work. A friend gave me a ride after we got out with his pickup.
Front tire on a KLR650
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 10-27-2014, 01:34 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,604
Posted By GaryM
I have found throttle rockers help. Not so much...

I have found throttle rockers help. Not so much to dampen vibration but allows me to loosen up my grip and so prevent cramps.
Forum: Ride reports 10-26-2014, 03:31 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 2,280
Posted By GaryM
From a fellow KLRista...

I am in. I love to see the much maligned KLR keep up with and surpass the "serious" adv bikes.
Have a safe and fun adventure and be sure to post often!!! :1drink
Forum: GPS 101 - Which GPS For Me 08-06-2014, 02:46 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 376
Posted By GaryM
Laptops and GPS dongles...

So it ain't quite an bike related question but it does involve adventure.
I am trying to set up my laptop as a chart plotter for my boat. The GPS dongle works fine, it communicates with the laptop....
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 05-08-2014, 04:45 PM
Replies: 72
Views: 3,383
Posted By GaryM
Back when I lived in Missouri...

my cut off was 18f. Insulated boots, snowmobile overalls, scarf, gloves etc. I could ride for around 45 minutes before I got cold. Just enough time to get to work and back home.
Now I live in...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 05-01-2014, 10:29 AM
Replies: 69
Views: 4,645
Posted By GaryM
Very happy with my bikes...

The FJR just runs, fast and smooth with no problems. The KLR runs too and if it ever does fail I can pick up a big rock and beat it back into running condition.
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 05-01-2014, 10:21 AM
Replies: 69
Views: 4,454
Posted By GaryM
Approximately....

65k on two bikes since middle of 2008, a bit over 10k a year but even though I moved to Florida (year round riding!!) my work commute dropped to less than half what is was so looking at less this...
Forum: The Sandbox - AKA Flatistan 04-28-2014, 03:24 PM
Replies: 4,756
Views: 320,600
Posted By GaryM
That's it...

That's it...
Forum: The Sandbox - AKA Flatistan 03-25-2014, 05:28 PM
Replies: 479
Views: 22,451
Posted By GaryM
Rode it...

to Lowes to pick up some PVC junctions to fix a pipe I broke.
Not very adventurous eh?
Forum: The Sandbox - AKA Flatistan 02-19-2014, 05:47 PM
Replies: 4,756
Views: 320,600
Posted By GaryM
Since I screwed up....

and posted a tag that has already been done I offer this one in exchange. Sunset over SRQ...
http://i835.photobucket.com/albums/zz280/Aigtbootbp/Tag-O-Rama/20140219_182440_zpsptgkutbi.jpg...
Forum: The Sandbox - AKA Flatistan 02-17-2014, 04:07 PM
Replies: 4,756
Views: 320,600
Posted By GaryM
DnM!!

I remember seeing you! You were leaving the resort as I was less than a 1/4 mile from the photo stop. I distinctly remember you because I also saw you on 98 on my way to Fowlers.
I remember well...
Forum: The Sandbox - AKA Flatistan 02-17-2014, 11:55 AM
Replies: 4,756
Views: 320,600
Posted By GaryM
And since I was in the area....

http://i835.photobucket.com/albums/zz280/Aigtbootbp/Tag-O-Rama/SoundstreamTag_zps9deb729a.jpg (http://s835.photobucket.com/user/Aigtbootbp/media/Tag-O-Rama/SoundstreamTag_zps9deb729a.jpg.html)
...
Forum: The Sandbox - AKA Flatistan 02-17-2014, 11:50 AM
Replies: 4,756
Views: 320,600
Posted By GaryM
And I am back....

Tag on Fowlers and since it seems t has been around awhile here is another place with some history....
Forum: The Sandbox - AKA Flatistan 02-09-2014, 05:06 PM
Replies: 4,756
Views: 320,600
Posted By GaryM
I am working on some now... just got to get a tag...

I am working on some now... just got to get a tag first.



Working on that also :)
Forum: Regional forums 02-09-2014, 03:02 PM
Replies: 5,860
Views: 607,789
Posted By GaryM
If it is still around a week from now...

I will be on it. Unfortunately I have this nasty habit I have to deal with. It is called work...
Forum: The Sandbox - AKA Flatistan 02-07-2014, 06:24 PM
Replies: 4,756
Views: 320,600
Posted By GaryM
Heh...

Sorry guys but I got real busy. I have some free time now to get back in the game along with a new house in a new city along with a much better new job...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 01-18-2014, 04:10 PM
Replies: 192
Views: 17,522
Posted By GaryM
I like things practical....

Style before function is just silly.
Ape hangers
Loud pipes
Ridiculously wide tires
Goofy adornments that serve no purpose
Seats you can't move around on
Weak headlights
Excessive engine heat...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 01-17-2014, 05:37 PM
Replies: 126
Views: 14,140
Posted By GaryM
I saw one just last week....

It was round and shiny and coming straight at me. I ran as fast as I could but apparently not fast enough. I saw a bright flash and went unconscious. When I awoke I had a splitting headache but at...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 01-17-2014, 04:32 AM
Replies: 44
Views: 4,643
Posted By GaryM
If you can strap a 50" tv to your bike....

you should be riding a KLR instead... ;)
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 01-16-2014, 05:29 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 4,422
Posted By GaryM
Gave a ride to...

some guy who worked in the same building as me (very large building). Didn't have a clue who he was but his bike wouldn't start and he asked me if I was going his way and could drop him off.
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 01-16-2014, 04:56 PM
Replies: 106
Views: 7,888
Posted By GaryM
Mommy and Daddy wouldn't let me ride...

So I bought a bike anyway. I think it was an 1981 KZ250 (Yeah, a 250 cruiser style street bike, FY if you don't like it). Paid 999.00 new out the door IIRC.
Been on a lot of bikes since then. Love...
Forum: Ride reports 09-02-2013, 06:13 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 2,791
Posted By GaryM
Omg...

I am so in on this one.
Hell of a ride, I hope you make it all the way.
Forum: The Sandbox - AKA Flatistan 07-18-2013, 07:36 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 2,503
Posted By GaryM
I am in Largo with an FJR1300 and a KLR650. The...

I am in Largo with an FJR1300 and a KLR650. The KLR gets most of the miles. The streets here are kinda rough and there is rarely an opportunity to play with horsepower. Even 19 rarely opens up enough...
Forum: Pics, pics, pics... 07-17-2013, 05:47 PM
Replies: 249
Views: 103,214
Posted By GaryM
Best for me was 4 on a scooter, papa driving,...

Best for me was 4 on a scooter, papa driving, mama behind, young 'un standing on the floor in front and yet another young 'un on mama's knee.
Didn't get a picture but I did get a pict of three on a...
Forum: The Sandbox - AKA Flatistan 05-29-2013, 01:26 PM
Replies: 70
Views: 2,968
Posted By GaryM
So...

When and where? If possible I will make it.
Forum: The Sandbox - AKA Flatistan 03-26-2013, 01:46 PM
Replies: 445
Views: 22,209
Posted By GaryM
Count me in....

If this shoot is open to all here.
I have been shooting longer than I have been riding so I know the ropes. I even have a few fun toys I could bring for all to enjoy. (Sorry, no full auto, just a...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 02-20-2013, 01:30 AM
Replies: 109
Views: 10,093
Posted By GaryM
Having ridden in rain, snow and on ice...

I have to say it can be done but it has it's own risks and requires different techniques. It seems they have already been covered already but if I had to summarize it for someone I would state the...
Forum: The Sandbox - AKA Flatistan 02-14-2013, 02:41 PM
Replies: 445
Views: 22,209
Posted By GaryM
Just buy a stripped lower

and build your own. It is easy. If you have any or would like help I would be more than happy to give anyone a hand.
Forum: The Sandbox - AKA Flatistan 02-13-2013, 03:25 PM
Replies: 4,756
Views: 320,600
Posted By GaryM
Ever see...

any of those toothless inbred women in a bikini hanging out on one of Missouri's mud beaches? I have. I think I will stay here and enjoy the fully toothed women on the white sand beaches....

BTW,...
Forum: The Sandbox - AKA Flatistan 02-13-2013, 03:06 PM
Replies: 4,756
Views: 320,600
Posted By GaryM
I will be there tonight...

As for being lucky, I have been for quite some time. It will be interesting meeting you fellers, I am used to MIssouri rednecks, you Florida crackas ain't quite the same.
Forum: The Sandbox - AKA Flatistan 02-13-2013, 02:51 PM
Replies: 4,756
Views: 320,600
Posted By GaryM
Ok, got the pictures now to post them...

http://i835.photobucket.com/albums/zz280/Aigtbootbp/Things%20with%20wheels/IMAG0261_zpse1f06e1b.jpg

And for an extra clue....
...
Forum: The Sandbox - AKA Flatistan 02-12-2013, 07:29 PM
Replies: 445
Views: 22,209
Posted By GaryM
Now that I am a Floridian....

I guess I can comment here.
I gave up trying to convince folk of the idiocy of gun control. Heroin, crack, opium etc. are all illegal yet they find there way into the country into the country by the...
Forum: The Sandbox - AKA Flatistan 02-11-2013, 03:53 PM
Replies: 4,756
Views: 320,600
Posted By GaryM
Woohoo!!!

I will come up with something tomorrow. :)
Forum: The Sandbox - AKA Flatistan 02-10-2013, 04:14 PM
Replies: 4,756
Views: 320,600
Posted By GaryM
I was heading back fom the beach....

And tried to find the right spot for the picture.
Hey, ya ride a KLR and this is how you will end up. searching for lost change because you are too cheap to seonf real money on anything.



My...
Forum: The Sandbox - AKA Flatistan 02-10-2013, 08:23 AM
Replies: 4,756
Views: 320,600
Posted By GaryM
I thought I had it but apparently I didn't. ...

I thought I had it but apparently I didn't.
...
Forum: The Sandbox - AKA Flatistan 02-07-2013, 07:46 PM
Replies: 624
Views: 29,561
Posted By GaryM
st. Louis area..

More specifically the Arnold/Sappington/Columbia, Il. area.
When work lightens up I will be trying to work my way into some rides with whoever I can.
Forum: The Sandbox - AKA Flatistan 02-06-2013, 07:16 PM
Replies: 624
Views: 29,561
Posted By GaryM
Another damn KLR in Pinellas....

Ok, moved to Largo just a couple of weeks ago and looking for some nice places to ride. Not too difficult since I ain't no spring chicken.
BTW, you see the blue second generation KLR with Missouri...
Forum: The Sandbox - AKA Flatistan 02-06-2013, 07:05 PM
Replies: 52
Views: 3,119
Posted By GaryM
Maybe I can get a job with the drillers? Damn, I...

Maybe I can get a job with the drillers? Damn, I would do it for free. I want oil!! DRILL BABY DRILL!!!
Forum: Pics, pics, pics... 01-16-2013, 03:40 PM
Replies: 291
Views: 70,872
Posted By GaryM
Crossing the MIssouri river...

On the ferry at St. Genevieve, Mo.
http://i835.photobucket.com/albums/zz280/Aigtbootbp/Things%20with%20wheels/StGen-Ferry.jpg
Yeah, taken a couple years ago but it does fit the criteria.
Forum: Pics, pics, pics... 01-15-2013, 03:34 PM
Replies: 3,039
Views: 770,366
Posted By GaryM
Took this on my solo iron butt run....

from St. Louis, Mo. to Lakeland, Fl. You can see the decal on the left saddle bag. In the duffle is my dive gear....
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