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Forum: GS Boxers 07-19-2014, 08:51 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 795
Posted By dmason
Every bike is a dual sport in the right hands,...

Every bike is a dual sport in the right hands, and very much so the GSA.
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 07-15-2014, 05:22 AM
Replies: 3,918
Views: 351,343
Posted By dmason
You're clearly in denial. Enjoy your discussion.

You're clearly in denial. Enjoy your discussion.
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 07-14-2014, 08:47 PM
Replies: 3,918
Views: 351,343
Posted By dmason
More fodder for the accounting thread: If we...

More fodder for the accounting thread:

If we are comparing total Harley numbers (bikes, t-shirts, panties, teddy bears, purses) when considering their ~$6b against Honda's ~$12b for motorcycles,...
Forum: Canada 07-13-2014, 12:12 PM
Replies: 89
Views: 5,896
Posted By dmason
Anyone?

Anyone?
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 07-13-2014, 05:41 AM
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Views: 351,343
Posted By dmason
These remarks are all completely reasonable...

These remarks are all completely reasonable except that even in quoting me you ignored the most critical component of what I was communicating: that HONDA, and not these other manufacturers, makes...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 07-12-2014, 09:47 PM
Replies: 3,918
Views: 351,343
Posted By dmason
You're suggesting that Honda would come out...

You're suggesting that Honda would come out behind Harley in this case? Face it, there is no metric (to use the term you clearly adore) in which Harley has the upper hand. Honda is a fucking...
Forum: Canada 07-11-2014, 07:08 PM
Replies: 89
Views: 5,896
Posted By dmason
Must one reserve a spot on the St. John ferry or...

Must one reserve a spot on the St. John ferry or does simply showing up early and hoping for the best work ok?
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 07-11-2014, 06:56 PM
Replies: 3,918
Views: 351,343
Posted By dmason
You're absolutely right, there's good money to be...

You're absolutely right, there's good money to be made on t-shirts. :D
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 07-11-2014, 11:00 AM
Replies: 3,918
Views: 351,343
Posted By dmason
Again, reinforcing my point. There is a really,...

Again, reinforcing my point. There is a really, really big world out there beyond the USA's borders, and they have different tastes and needs. What is Harley doing? Maybe waking up to that fact.
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 07-11-2014, 05:35 AM
Replies: 3,918
Views: 351,343
Posted By dmason
Merely suggesting how ridiculous it is to praise...

Merely suggesting how ridiculous it is to praise Harley for their "mystique" while suggesting that Japanese companies, in this case Honda, possess none.

Most of the world clearly identifies more...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 07-10-2014, 09:34 PM
Replies: 3,918
Views: 351,343
Posted By dmason
Honda has been resting on their marketing...

Honda has been resting on their marketing laurels, relying upon WORLD CHAMPIONSHIPS to sell their products, year after year, decade after decade.

While Harley sells something like 260k bikes per...
Forum: Canada 07-08-2014, 12:38 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 652
Posted By dmason
Thank you all. Your replies are appreciated.

Thank you all.

Your replies are appreciated.
Forum: Canada 07-07-2014, 12:02 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 652
Posted By dmason
American with a DUI on record crossing into Canada ADVICE NEEDED

Thanks in advance for any help.

In a nutshell the dilemma is this - a friend of mine has been rejected from entering into Canada in the past because of a DUI in the States and the traveling...
Forum: Northeast - Greater Flugistan and home of the carpet baggers. 06-27-2014, 12:07 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 829
Posted By dmason
Yeah, personally for this trip I'm willing to do...

Yeah, personally for this trip I'm willing to do gravel to get to some remote areas of Nova Scotia, but would like to stick to pavement in the US in order to make decent time while still riding...
Forum: Ride reports 06-27-2014, 10:10 AM
Replies: 114
Views: 13,234
Posted By dmason
That day I met you in Gander Mountain I failed to...

That day I met you in Gander Mountain I failed to notice the wheelbarrow - you know, the one you must carry your balls around in!

Hoping we get to actually ride together some day, but don't count...
Forum: Northeast - Greater Flugistan and home of the carpet baggers. 06-27-2014, 08:51 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 829
Posted By dmason
Hmmm... bit of a dilemma... looks like several...

Hmmm... bit of a dilemma... looks like several votes for roads that would require taking HWY16, except that HWY16 is a bummer? What to do...
Forum: Northeast - Greater Flugistan and home of the carpet baggers. 06-27-2014, 08:33 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 829
Posted By dmason
Ok, found Hurricane Mountain Road on the map. ...

Ok, found Hurricane Mountain Road on the map.

But,

Looks like we'd have to ignore the other advise about taking HWY17 to HWY2 as well as taking the slab up from Laconia instead of HWY16.
...
Forum: Northeast - Greater Flugistan and home of the carpet baggers. 06-27-2014, 08:20 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 829
Posted By dmason
Actually was most interested in just seeing Lake...

Actually was most interested in just seeing Lake Winnipesaukee (big fan of the film What About Bob with Bill Murray and Richard Dreyfus), so we could skip Laconia altogether but I'd still kinda like...
Forum: Vendors 06-26-2014, 05:22 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 245
Posted By dmason
Why are they the last?

Why are they the last?
Forum: Northeast - Greater Flugistan and home of the carpet baggers. 06-26-2014, 01:05 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 829
Posted By dmason
Also, these dates are set in stone, so if anyone...

Also, these dates are set in stone, so if anyone feels like joining up for a day or offering tent space along our route we would be happy to oblige!!!
Forum: Northeast - Greater Flugistan and home of the carpet baggers. 06-26-2014, 01:04 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 829
Posted By dmason
Thanks so much for the replies! We'll be on...

Thanks so much for the replies!

We'll be on large ADV bikes, but probably only doing some gravel up in Nova Scotia.

Was wondering whether blasting up 93 from Laconia was advisable to save some...
Forum: Northeast - Greater Flugistan and home of the carpet baggers. 06-26-2014, 10:11 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 829
Posted By dmason
Route from Syracuse to Bar Harbor, will a local please take a look?

Greetings, and thanks in advance for any help.

As I posted awhile back, four Hoosiers will be traveling through New England en route to Nova Scotia this August. If you are familiar with the areas...
Forum: GS Boxers 06-18-2014, 09:37 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 279
Posted By dmason
I have a factory low seat I'd part with. Don't...

I have a factory low seat I'd part with. Don't know exactly how much lower it is from the standard seat but it is noticeable. PM me if interested.
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 06-09-2014, 07:07 PM
Replies: 57
Views: 4,965
Posted By dmason
Aaaand we have a winner.

Aaaand we have a winner.
Forum: GS Boxers 06-05-2014, 05:52 PM
Replies: 70
Views: 17,067
Posted By dmason
I just googled "g650gs Fuzeblock" and found 4-5...

I just googled "g650gs Fuzeblock" and found 4-5 threads on the subject...
Forum: GS Boxers 06-05-2014, 06:50 AM
Replies: 70
Views: 17,067
Posted By dmason
GPS and USB are minimal draw on any system. If...

GPS and USB are minimal draw on any system. If the aux lights are LED they are low draw as well. Should be no problem. I like the Fuzeblock because it will let me easily assign multiple items to...
Forum: GS Boxers 06-03-2014, 07:51 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,216
Posted By dmason
Just finished changing the brake fluid. It needed...

Just finished changing the brake fluid. It needed it. Bad.
Forum: Northeast - Greater Flugistan and home of the carpet baggers. 06-03-2014, 08:51 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 564
Posted By dmason
Updated original post to reflect 2 full days for...

Updated original post to reflect 2 full days for NY-ME. Thanks.
Forum: Northeast - Greater Flugistan and home of the carpet baggers. 06-02-2014, 08:08 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 564
Posted By dmason
Thanks for the replies so far - these will...

Thanks for the replies so far - these will definitely help us choose a route.

Scenic vs. efficient two lane roads - keep 'em comin!
Forum: Northeast - Greater Flugistan and home of the carpet baggers. 06-02-2014, 11:47 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 564
Posted By dmason
Hoosiers riding to Nova Scotia via NY, VT, NH, ME Advise, Please

Hello nor'easters...

Four Hoosiers will be passing through the northeast from August 9-11, 2014 with our final destination being Nova Scotia. We hope to be in NS the evening of August 12th.
...
Forum: GS Boxers 06-01-2014, 07:56 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,216
Posted By dmason
Thank you sir. I was speculating based on the...

Thank you sir. I was speculating based on the written records. :)

Enjoying the bike!
Forum: GS Boxers 05-22-2014, 09:00 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,216
Posted By dmason
Thanks for the replies. I have ordered all the...

Thanks for the replies. I have ordered all the supplies to do the maintenance in Jim's videos (spark plug socket, plugs, fluids, alternator belt, air filter, oil filter, nut for FD telelever, Honda...
Forum: GS Boxers 05-22-2014, 11:17 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,216
Posted By dmason
New to GS scene - first FD service question

Hey gang, excited about my first BMW purchase - a new to me 2007 R1200GS.

Have done plenty of lurching and searching and my question is this: there are some maintenance records with the bike, and...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 04-16-2014, 08:40 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 4,734
Posted By dmason
Well played, sir. Well played.

Well played, sir. Well played.
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 02-26-2014, 08:26 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,943
Posted By dmason
Very cool photos and vid. Thanks for sharing.

Very cool photos and vid. Thanks for sharing.
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 02-26-2014, 08:25 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,943
Posted By dmason
Fixt for ya.

Fixt for ya.
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 02-17-2014, 08:46 PM
Replies: 95
Views: 7,449
Posted By dmason
Not gonna argue with that. Cheers.

Not gonna argue with that. Cheers.
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 02-17-2014, 08:01 PM
Replies: 95
Views: 7,449
Posted By dmason
That's "you're". Welcome to ADV,...

That's "you're". Welcome to ADV, caveman.
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 02-17-2014, 07:53 PM
Replies: 95
Views: 7,449
Posted By dmason
Nah, this is when he tells us how he could kick...

Nah, this is when he tells us how he could kick everyone's ass with his 30 years of Karate Man experience.
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 02-17-2014, 07:48 PM
Replies: 95
Views: 7,449
Posted By dmason
Nothing to see here... Move along.

Nothing to see here... Move along.
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