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Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths Today, 04:56 AM
Replies: 335
Views: 8,786
Posted By Merlin III
That sounds good on the surface, but where are...

That sounds good on the surface, but where are your statistics? My gut feeling is that most people in accidents without helmets don't die, but instead live with severe brain injuries.
Forum: Ride reports Today, 04:51 AM
Replies: 347
Views: 36,946
Posted By Merlin III
I'm Jealous. That is the last part of the USA...

I'm Jealous. That is the last part of the USA for me to see. Nice report.
Forum: Orange Crush Yesterday, 03:29 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 467
Posted By Merlin III
I think someone mentioned boots? Go to the...

I think someone mentioned boots? Go to the cobbler and have a thicker sole or heel put on. A guy in the local BMW club did this to his BMW boots and gained an, unnoticeable, inch in inseam. It...
Forum: ADVrider annual rallies Yesterday, 06:08 AM
Replies: 360
Views: 32,156
Posted By Merlin III
So Kyle, what camp site are you usually at?

So Kyle, what camp site are you usually at?
Forum: ADVrider annual rallies 08-30-2014, 04:45 AM
Replies: 360
Views: 32,156
Posted By Merlin III
Hmmm........does this mean that CroMag is...

Hmmm........does this mean that CroMag is sanctioning a higher level of debauchery than normal this year? :eek1
Forum: Ride reports 08-30-2014, 04:19 AM
Replies: 548
Views: 134,933
Posted By Merlin III
What a final chapter this is turning out to be. ...

What a final chapter this is turning out to be. It is so nice to meet your family and more fully understand who travelbugblues is. As entertaining and informative as this RR has been, the real...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 08-28-2014, 10:35 AM
Replies: 335
Views: 8,786
Posted By Merlin III
I agree 100 percent, but unfortunately American...

I agree 100 percent, but unfortunately American society will never fully make irresponsible people bear the costs of their legal lifestyle choices and that is why it is just easier to make helmet...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 08-26-2014, 04:26 PM
Replies: 335
Views: 8,786
Posted By Merlin III
I have to disagree on that statement. It passed...

I have to disagree on that statement. It passed overwhelmingly in Maine irrespective of the federal mandate. And by the way, NH does get Federal Highway Funds as does every other State in the Union.
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 08-26-2014, 02:22 PM
Replies: 335
Views: 8,786
Posted By Merlin III
Agree to disagree I guess. Bikers need to accept...

Agree to disagree I guess. Bikers need to accept that if they are in even a minor accident they could be seriously injured and that part of the responsibility for those injuries is theirs because...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 08-26-2014, 01:39 PM
Replies: 335
Views: 8,786
Posted By Merlin III
No offense taken! There is another argument that...

No offense taken! There is another argument that I will present for your review. What about the cager in a parking lot that slowly pulls out from a parking lot space and collides with a helmet...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 08-26-2014, 12:22 PM
Replies: 335
Views: 8,786
Posted By Merlin III
Yes, we have an ethical responsibility to wear...

Yes, we have an ethical responsibility to wear helmets. Secondly, it should be mandatory unless the rider carries a 1 million dollars medical injury policy in addition to their regular insurance on...
Forum: Day Trippin' 08-17-2014, 06:32 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,147
Posted By Merlin III
:thumb

:thumb
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 08-17-2014, 05:56 AM
Replies: 72
Views: 7,007
Posted By Merlin III
Definitely a compliment! The only thing that...

Definitely a compliment! The only thing that bothers me here is that you had to ask? :huh
Forum: Americas 08-16-2014, 07:18 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 333
Posted By Merlin III
The roads you depict through VT, NH, and Maine...

The roads you depict through VT, NH, and Maine are all good secondary roads. Possibly you would be interested in going up the Mount Washington Auto Road in Pinkham Notch, New Hampshire (very...
Forum: Ride reports 08-15-2014, 06:10 AM
Replies: 548
Views: 134,933
Posted By Merlin III
I personally would take my chances riding during...

I personally would take my chances riding during the day in the heat versus riding a night and dealing with animals in the road you can't see and people under the influence.:eek1 But then again, I...
Forum: Ride reports 08-14-2014, 06:56 AM
Replies: 1,672
Views: 408,349
Posted By Merlin III
What was your thinking, being an American in a...

What was your thinking, being an American in a foreign country, with entering the chalet in a seemingly deserted complex? Back here that could lead you to at least a few hours at the police...
Forum: The Garage 08-13-2014, 10:36 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 2,165
Posted By Merlin III
A down and dirty cheap solution is to dig a...

A down and dirty cheap solution is to dig a trench about one foot deep and 1 foot wide (any size will do) and filled it with crushed stone. Put the ditch between the house and the uphill slope. That...
Forum: Americas 08-13-2014, 07:28 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 399
Posted By Merlin III
Woodstock is a very nice upscale tourist town...

Woodstock is a very nice upscale tourist town (IMO), but in a very Vermont way (a good thing). The buildings are old very and nicely kept. There are good opportunities for good dining and...
Forum: The Garage 08-13-2014, 07:04 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 2,165
Posted By Merlin III
I should have added that in current building...

I should have added that in current building codes, you have to in effect put in footing drains. Always, the foundation is back filled with coarse sand all the way to ground level. This in effect...
Forum: The Garage 08-13-2014, 06:58 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 2,165
Posted By Merlin III
Firstly, you need to determine whether or not the...

Firstly, you need to determine whether or not the window well drains into the sewer system. It seems hard for me to believe that your house and grading was built that way without a drainage system?...
Forum: Equipment 08-13-2014, 06:26 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,380
Posted By Merlin III
http://newcontent.westmarine.com/content/images/ca...

http://newcontent.westmarine.com/content/images/catalog/large/10046456.jpg

This is similar to what I use when traveling in torrential rains (boating-lobstering gloves). The ones I use extend up...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 08-13-2014, 06:13 AM
Replies: 44
Views: 2,532
Posted By Merlin III
I have a friend who started out on a Hondamatic. ...

I have a friend who started out on a Hondamatic. It was a good start into motorcycling. She kept it for a year and has since graduated up to an F800 GS. However, I too would recommend taking the...
Forum: GS Boxers 08-12-2014, 06:56 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,210
Posted By Merlin III
I have had two Final drive failures (2001 GS) as...

I have had two Final drive failures (2001 GS) as diagnosed in the shop after finding excessive metal bits in the magnetic FD oil plug. I bought the bike used at about 25thou miles. So that is two FD...
Forum: Ride reports 08-11-2014, 05:55 AM
Replies: 239
Views: 27,783
Posted By Merlin III
Thanks for the great report. That was one heck...

Thanks for the great report. That was one heck of a ride, two up. You have a great riding partner!
Forum: Ride reports 08-11-2014, 05:33 AM
Replies: 333
Views: 53,738
Posted By Merlin III
That is a good principle to live with: if you...

That is a good principle to live with: if you don't ask, they can't say yes.
Forum: Ride reports 08-10-2014, 05:33 PM
Replies: 333
Views: 53,738
Posted By Merlin III
+100s (feel the same as Jeff)

+100s (feel the same as Jeff)
Forum: Ride reports 08-09-2014, 05:14 AM
Replies: 281
Views: 49,834
Posted By Merlin III
Damn! Best wishes.

Damn! Best wishes.
Forum: Northeast - Greater Flugistan and home of the carpet baggers. 08-08-2014, 07:09 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 2,337
Posted By Merlin III
Below is the response I got from the Ontario...

Below is the response I got from the Ontario Ministry of Transportation's Customer Service Office. It only mentions that you need to be insured up to certain coverages. The actual law for Canada...
Forum: Northeast - Greater Flugistan and home of the carpet baggers. 08-08-2014, 07:07 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 2,337
Posted By Merlin III
Here is the response I got from the Ontario...

Here is the response I got from the Ontario Ministry of Transportation's Customer Service Office. It only mentions that you need to be insured up to certain coverages. The actual law for Canada...
Forum: GS Boxers 08-08-2014, 06:16 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 660
Posted By Merlin III
I would try using some dry gas and see what...

I would try using some dry gas and see what happens. Other than that I would siphon most of it out of the tank.

How did the H2O get in the tank? Yea, it was raining hard, but I still don't get...
Forum: Ride reports 08-08-2014, 06:02 PM
Replies: 548
Views: 134,933
Posted By Merlin III
+1

+1
Forum: Vendors 08-08-2014, 06:33 AM
Replies: 237
Views: 21,249
Posted By Merlin III
You are right, but with a man, or, in this day...

You are right, but with a man, or, in this day and age, a woman, there are other benefits to be had that greatly exceed the 200 dollar value. :lol3
Forum: Day Trippin' 08-07-2014, 07:45 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 998
Posted By Merlin III
Looks like a nice ride! Thanks for the tour!

Looks like a nice ride! Thanks for the tour!
Forum: Vendors 08-07-2014, 06:00 AM
Replies: 237
Views: 21,249
Posted By Merlin III
I missed the group buy, but I hope this thread...

I missed the group buy, but I hope this thread stays alive long enough to have some of the buyers give us some actual reviews of the product. Good job Nancy!
Forum: Northeast - Greater Flugistan and home of the carpet baggers. 08-06-2014, 11:56 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 2,337
Posted By Merlin III
I just asked the government of Ontario by email...

I just asked the government of Ontario by email about the question and I am awaiting their answer. :ear
Forum: Northeast - Greater Flugistan and home of the carpet baggers. 08-06-2014, 04:38 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 2,337
Posted By Merlin III
IMO, a copy of the page that shows the official...

IMO, a copy of the page that shows the official letter head, your name and address, policy number, effective dates, and coverage limits will suffice. I have been stopped and found that my card was...
Forum: Northeast - Greater Flugistan and home of the carpet baggers. 08-05-2014, 06:08 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 2,337
Posted By Merlin III
We are talking about the wallet sized card your...

We are talking about the wallet sized card your insurer gives you which is proof that you are insured. An official email from the insurance agent does the same thing. When LEOs stop you for minor...
Forum: Northeast - Greater Flugistan and home of the carpet baggers. 08-05-2014, 05:59 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 2,337
Posted By Merlin III
There is a lot of contradictory information on...

There is a lot of contradictory information on the internet. I think some of it is dated. What seems to me to be the most pervasive is that you need proof of Insurance, period. All US carriers...
Forum: Northeast - Greater Flugistan and home of the carpet baggers. 08-05-2014, 05:24 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 2,337
Posted By Merlin III
I have never gotten separate Canadian insurance...

I have never gotten separate Canadian insurance cards for any of my numerous trips to Canada. I'll have to recheck, but I was told (I am pretty sure) that my US cards were good for CA. My carrier...
Forum: Equipment 08-03-2014, 04:13 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,995
Posted By Merlin III
I have no idea really, but possibly it is...

I have no idea really, but possibly it is "unisex" gear. BMW produces quite a bit of unisex clothing and the zipper, as I remember is the same as Ladies clothing.
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