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Forum: Ride reports 09-26-2013, 04:19 PM
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Views: 3,543
Posted By Faunus2011
In memory of...

This ride is dedicated to the memory of two very special Teutonic machines:

Aimee; 2002-2013
http://i.imgur.com/lORKDSDl.jpg

http://i.imgur.com/M2MdrCil.jpg

Athena; 2006-2012...
Forum: Ride reports 09-26-2013, 04:15 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 3,543
Posted By Faunus2011
Day 16 & 17: I have come by the highway home, and lo, it is ended.

We slept well Friday night. But that didn't make Saturday morning, the 11th, any easier. We were facing the view of a lifetime, and had to leave it to return to Columbus, MS, and Lufkin, TX,...
Forum: Ride reports 09-24-2013, 07:46 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 3,543
Posted By Faunus2011
Day 15: An adventure wanes

May 10th was a Friday. Although that meant we were on the final leg of our trip, it couldn't have begun in a better place. Crawling out of the tent, the cool damp air was refreshing and smelled...
Forum: Ride reports 09-16-2013, 06:25 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 3,543
Posted By Faunus2011
Day 14: Wild, Wonderful West Virginia

We woke up on Thursday the 9th knowing we had only 3 days left of our adventure. But we also knew the adventure wasn't over yet. Today, we would adventure West Virginia, our favorite state in the...
Forum: Ride reports 09-12-2013, 06:16 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 3,543
Posted By Faunus2011
Day 13: On the road again, to Pittsburgh!

Wednesday the 8th was a bittersweet day. We were beginning our trip back after what had so far been the best trip ever, but to further confuse our mood, we were still excited to see several of the...
Forum: Ride reports 09-09-2013, 05:31 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 3,543
Posted By Faunus2011
Day 12: Guzzis, Beamers, and Ducs, oh my!

Tuesday the 7th ended up being one of the most interesting, action packed days of the trip, and although involving very little actual riding, was full of traveling and motorcycles. For breakfast, we...
Forum: Ride reports 09-04-2013, 07:07 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 3,543
Posted By Faunus2011
Day 11: No bikes but lots of trees!

Monday the 6th, although involving very little actual riding, was one of the most significant days of the trip to me, and will be one of the hardest ones to capture in writing. Just a warning: If you...
Forum: Ride reports 09-04-2013, 06:46 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 3,543
Posted By Faunus2011
As soon I finish posting this one! Another day...

As soon I finish posting this one! Another day coming up momentarily!
Forum: Ride reports 09-03-2013, 02:38 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 3,543
Posted By Faunus2011
Day 10: Lots of bikes!

Sunday the 5th was our "Ride Cecil County and the surrounding areas" day. For this ride, Steener and I joined forces with Davie and his Honda, and Steener's father and his friend on their Harleys....
Forum: Ride reports 08-30-2013, 10:17 AM
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Views: 3,543
Posted By Faunus2011
Day 9: No bikes, but airplanes and boats!

Saturday, May the 4th, was our day to hit the skies over our beloved Cecil County. While Steener is a pilot by trade, I remain an aspiring novice pilot myself, and we had both been awaiting a chance...
Forum: Ride reports 08-30-2013, 08:14 AM
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Views: 3,543
Posted By Faunus2011
Thanks. That was definitely the most alarming...

Thanks. That was definitely the most alarming part of the trip, but the most scenic part is still coming up!
Forum: Ride reports 08-29-2013, 01:33 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 3,543
Posted By Faunus2011
Day 8

Friday the third was one of the highlights of the time we spent staying in MD. I had had an insatiable craving for a real life, honest to goodness Philly cheese steak for awhile, and I had made it a...
Forum: Ride reports 08-28-2013, 06:47 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 3,543
Posted By Faunus2011
Day 7: No bikes, but pictures of a dog!

Thursday, May 2nd was a fairly easy, relaxing day for a couple of weary travelers. The morning started with sleeping late and hot coffee on the porch. After waking up enough that we realized we...
Forum: Ride reports 08-27-2013, 07:18 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 3,543
Posted By Faunus2011
Day 6

Wednesday the 1st was a short, pleasant ride which landed us back in the arms of Cecil County. We loaded up, made haste away from the Afton Inn, and were soon enjoying the slow but scenic Skyline...
Forum: Ride reports 08-26-2013, 02:40 PM
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Views: 3,543
Posted By Faunus2011
Day 5

Tuesday April 30th was devoted to finishing the BRP. There was a brewery in Afton, VA we were determined to make it to, and it also sounded like a decent area to spend the night. We got off to a slow...
Forum: Ride reports 08-23-2013, 01:29 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 3,543
Posted By Faunus2011
Day 4

We woke the next morning, Monday, April 29th, to fog lifting off the mountains and blue skies peering through. Soon after we were on our way to the entrance of the Blue Ridge Parkway. Before we even...
Forum: Ride reports 08-22-2013, 03:22 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 3,543
Posted By Faunus2011
Day 3

We awakened Sunday April 28th to a downpour and thunderstorms. It didn't take us long to deem the day unridable, especially since this was the day we were supposed to start the Blue Ridge Parkway....
Forum: Ride reports 08-22-2013, 01:47 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 3,543
Posted By Faunus2011
So far the Tiger has been a great sport tourer. I...

So far the Tiger has been a great sport tourer. I picked it up last December with 16,020 miles on it, and I've put 10k trouble free miles on since then. Its smooth, comfortable, and the fastest...
Forum: Ride reports 08-21-2013, 02:44 PM
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Views: 3,543
Posted By Faunus2011
Day .5 & 2

April 26th started like any average Friday might around my apartment; with me loading my Maryland flag themed panniers on the sides and two loaded duffel bags onto the back seat of my 07 Tiger. But...
Forum: Ride reports 08-21-2013, 02:43 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 3,543
Posted By Faunus2011
17 Day East Coast Tour 2013

Preface:

This is a post de facto ride report. During the ride, we took pictures, rode, and drank some beer at nights. The actual ride took place from April 2013 into May. Upon returning, I began...
Forum: Vendors 08-21-2013, 04:34 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 652
Posted By Faunus2011
Price drop, $5 off the first and second shirt of...

Price drop, $5 off the first and second shirt of the order! If noone here wants any I can always put them on ebay... :dunno
Forum: Vendors 07-31-2013, 02:50 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 652
Posted By Faunus2011
FS S, L, & XL Novelty T-SHirts

I have for sale some controversial novelty T-Shirts that I need to get rid of...

If you like them, please buy one.

If you don't, dont buy one, say dirty things about me in your head, and keep...
Forum: Orange Crush 09-28-2012, 10:49 AM
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Views: 1,566,673
Posted By Faunus2011
+1 and maybe a patty melt!

+1 and maybe a patty melt!
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 09-28-2012, 10:40 AM
Replies: 9,278
Views: 1,853,550
Posted By Faunus2011
Howdy Howdy. Lufkin area?

Howdy Howdy. Lufkin area?
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 09-28-2012, 07:55 AM
Replies: 9,278
Views: 1,853,550
Posted By Faunus2011
Sure is. Good thing I rode to work today or...

Sure is.

Good thing I rode to work today or I couldn't have taken these pics!

http://i.imgur.com/LXz5p.jpg

http://i.imgur.com/JL9Sa.jpg
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 09-28-2012, 07:18 AM
Replies: 9,278
Views: 1,853,550
Posted By Faunus2011
I own a helmet with flashing red LED's in the...

I own a helmet with flashing red LED's in the rear to hopefully help keep from gettin run over at night, and usually if i run into a store to grab something or gas up real quick I dont bother to turn...
Forum: Orange Crush 09-21-2012, 08:45 AM
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Views: 1,566,673
Posted By Faunus2011
While I respect many of yalls opinions and know...

While I respect many of yalls opinions and know that most of you have more experience than my mere 9k miles on a 9x0 adventure, what I'm getting here is 42 pages of,

"The Adventure 9x0 is soo...
Forum: Day Trippin' 06-21-2012, 05:05 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 738
Posted By Faunus2011
Gulf States Mini Tour

This is my first ride report, and even though it covers 3k miles in less than a week, is a little lacking in pictures and excitement, but hopefully some of you can stay awake through it.

Starting...
Forum: The Garage 06-18-2012, 07:29 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 6,606
Posted By Faunus2011
I actually just sold the bike I put the...

I actually just sold the bike I put the aftermarket filter on (82 Maxim), and couldnt tell a lick of difference. I have an Adventure 950 now but I probly wont be worrying about an aftermarket filter...
Forum: The Garage 06-18-2012, 05:34 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 6,606
Posted By Faunus2011
Why does running lean burn up your valves?

You hear all the time about running lean and burning up valves, but why does that happen?
Is adding a less restrictive air filter and nothing else enough difference to cause damage?
I know nothing...
Forum: Orange Crush 06-18-2012, 04:53 PM
Replies: 18,819
Views: 7,609,173
Posted By Faunus2011
Low speed, hot Florida night... Even with the...

Low speed, hot Florida night...
Even with the ADVMachines dual fan kit and a fresh radiator of engine ice it was back and forth between 4 & 5.
Fine above 30mph though, so i think shes alright :jkam
Forum: Orange Crush 06-18-2012, 04:34 PM
Replies: 18,819
Views: 7,609,173
Posted By Faunus2011
Miles of Smiles

When I got her January 28th she had 14511 Miles...

Two weeks ago,
http://i.imgur.com/xvzfBl.jpg

21.5 now, thats 50 miles a day!
Forum: Tejas and the Gulf States 06-17-2012, 05:13 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 4,584
Posted By Faunus2011
Well I turn it into a six hour event. cleaning...

Well I turn it into a six hour event. cleaning the air filter, washing the bike while its apart to get all the little nooks and crannies clean. And I check both oil screens every change unlike a...
Forum: Orange Crush 06-15-2012, 05:20 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,329
Posted By Faunus2011
Decision made! I picked up a hella 100w xenon...

Decision made! I picked up a hella 100w xenon blue bulb for my high beam after reading a few iffy reviews of the PIAA bulbs in question.

Its actually not any brighter than my 35w HID low beam,...
Forum: Orange Crush 06-14-2012, 08:15 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 906
Posted By Faunus2011
cavaliers tires: ...

cavaliers tires:

http://i.imgur.com/RpGRil.jpg

http://i.imgur.com/vJzF3l.jpg
Forum: Orange Crush 06-14-2012, 07:47 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 906
Posted By Faunus2011
email me the pics and ill post em for ya....

email me the pics and ill post em for ya. jrmccull@gmail.com

not a tire expert though.
Forum: Face plant 06-14-2012, 07:39 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 3,012
Posted By Faunus2011
Glad you and the bike are essentially OK! ...

Glad you and the bike are essentially OK!

But, you know you are gonna get eaten alive on here for admitting to riding in sandals? If you felt embarrassed earlier, brace yourself! :hung
Forum: Orange Crush 06-14-2012, 07:31 PM
Replies: 98
Views: 13,026
Posted By Faunus2011
Touché. I still maintain that for most riders on...

Touché. I still maintain that for most riders on this site, the stock condition of a bike is irrelevant pretty shortly after acquiring ownership. And I still think that everything has a few...
Forum: Orange Crush 06-14-2012, 05:31 PM
Replies: 98
Views: 13,026
Posted By Faunus2011
Although the 990 is obviously the top choice for...

Although the 990 is obviously the top choice for the dirt (which is why I have one), i don't seem to share everyone else animosity towards the s10. Everyone and everything has an achilles heel, and...
Forum: Tejas and the Gulf States 06-14-2012, 02:50 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 4,584
Posted By Faunus2011
well let me know when you go. Ill be in...

well let me know when you go. Ill be in oregon/washington in a few weeks, but if im around, I'd like to do some riding out there.
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