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Forum: Northeast - Greater Flugistan and home of the carpet baggers. 10-27-2013, 06:32 PM
Replies: 580
Views: 22,357
Posted By High Hope
2twisted, can you finally give me back my bike?...

2twisted, can you finally give me back my bike? And those sweet Combat Lights? :lol3


http://2twisted.smugmug.com/Motorcycles/2013-MC/i-XN97CxS/0/L/IMGP5328-L.jpg


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Forum: Northeast - Greater Flugistan and home of the carpet baggers. 10-25-2013, 04:47 AM
Replies: 251
Views: 11,198
Posted By High Hope
:shog Crap, I had hoped nobody would notice...

:shog

Crap, I had hoped nobody would notice this bone-headed move...


:lol3
Forum: Northeast - Greater Flugistan and home of the carpet baggers. 10-24-2013, 01:32 PM
Replies: 251
Views: 11,198
Posted By High Hope
Hi Evil, I'll see you at Bucks Fri night (if not...

Hi Evil, I'll see you at Bucks Fri night (if not sooner.) I'm really looking forward to riding with the gang again. :clap

And hanging by the campfire too...:freaky. Woo, vacation day tomorrow!
Forum: ADVrider annual rallies 09-19-2013, 11:52 PM
Replies: 823
Views: 66,595
Posted By High Hope
Anyone planning on meeting in Greenfield on...

Anyone planning on meeting in Greenfield on FRIDAY? It's a good jumping-off spot for the Puppy Dog, which I've ridden but never navigated. Maybe meet at Mobil in Greenfield at 9:30?
Forum: ADVrider annual rallies 09-19-2013, 04:23 PM
Replies: 823
Views: 66,595
Posted By High Hope
Beez, are you planning on being at the Mobil by...

Beez, are you planning on being at the Mobil by 9:30 AM FRIDAY?
Forum: Northeast - Greater Flugistan and home of the carpet baggers. 07-27-2013, 06:45 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 2,510
Posted By High Hope
Hi folks, I'm in and looking forward to it! See...

Hi folks, I'm in and looking forward to it! See you AM,
Chris :clap
Forum: ADVrider annual rallies 07-21-2013, 03:37 PM
Replies: 823
Views: 66,595
Posted By High Hope
I'm in, High Hope, meat, now I've gone and...

I'm in, High Hope, meat, now I've gone and forgotten the rules already. One person, one tent, prolly two nights. I can't wait!

:clap
Forum: Road warriors 06-17-2013, 07:03 PM
Replies: 5,475
Views: 1,006,635
Posted By High Hope
I have the DCT and love it so far. D is for the...

I have the DCT and love it so far. D is for the birds, just plain dumb. S is pretty good, with crisp upshifts that you hear rather than feel. I don't use M, and really can't figure out why anyone...
Forum: Northeast - Greater Flugistan and home of the carpet baggers. 06-12-2013, 03:56 PM
Replies: 43,630
Views: 2,452,481
Posted By High Hope
I just looked at my post. My pup, Ms. Hopie on...

I just looked at my post. My pup, Ms. Hopie on the left, is getting pretty old and frail. She no longer lives with me (my son has her, with his mom) and I miss her. She doesn't have long I'm...
Forum: Northeast - Greater Flugistan and home of the carpet baggers. 06-12-2013, 03:50 PM
Replies: 43,630
Views: 2,452,481
Posted By High Hope
:wave Andy, give me a few days notice? It's...

:wave
Andy, give me a few days notice? It's lonely down here. I need stimulating conversation around the campfire. Are you bringing the beer? :lol3
Forum: Northeast - Greater Flugistan and home of the carpet baggers. 06-10-2013, 06:08 PM
Replies: 43,630
Views: 2,452,481
Posted By High Hope
I'm a pussy...

NOT. I'm not a pussy.

It's the story of my life, though, everyone laughs when I tell them what a tough biker I am. :cry I'm thinking of buying me a color coded get back whip but they don't seem...
Forum: Road warriors 06-09-2013, 03:33 AM
Replies: 5,475
Views: 1,006,635
Posted By High Hope
Great photo! Extra kudos for artfully capturing...

Great photo! Extra kudos for artfully capturing the RtW compass rose patch. I just finished installing hand guards on mine, the final step will be the Seat Concepts seat which the upholsterer is...
Forum: Road warriors 06-01-2013, 05:09 PM
Replies: 5,475
Views: 1,006,635
Posted By High Hope
It's strange, but some say that the dealers can't...

It's strange, but some say that the dealers can't get rid of them and others say that buyers can't find one. I ordered my '13 DCT back in Feb, it arrived in early May. My dealer got two at the...
Forum: Face plant 05-30-2013, 04:05 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 7,242
Posted By High Hope
He can't say; he doesn't remember. :lol3

He can't say; he doesn't remember. :lol3
Forum: Road warriors 05-30-2013, 01:27 PM
Replies: 5,475
Views: 1,006,635
Posted By High Hope
Sorry, it appears that they're not on sale...

Sorry, it appears that they're not on sale anymore. I ordered mine the other evening at $44. Now they're at the $85-90 that you mention. I didn't like the cheaper ones, I figured if I'm going to...
Forum: Road warriors 05-30-2013, 01:21 PM
Replies: 5,475
Views: 1,006,635
Posted By High Hope
Cycle Gear at http://cyclegear.com/ $44.91...

Cycle Gear at http://cyclegear.com/

$44.91 search "Trackside" and they should pop up. Sorry abt. bad link, I'm at work.

Edit: Link works, but price is now at regular price, abt $85. I must've...
Forum: Road warriors 05-30-2013, 07:19 AM
Replies: 5,475
Views: 1,006,635
Posted By High Hope
Yes, $48 bucks seems like a good deal. Arrival...

Yes, $48 bucks seems like a good deal. Arrival forthcoming. :evil
Forum: Face plant 05-30-2013, 04:06 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 7,242
Posted By High Hope
Fast thinking and I'm glad you're safe. ...

Fast thinking and I'm glad you're safe.

Insurance companies are leery about repairing motorcycles due to the potential for future liability. IMO if the driver has insurance you should insist that...
Forum: Road warriors 05-30-2013, 03:51 AM
Replies: 5,475
Views: 1,006,635
Posted By High Hope
Thanks dduelin, I got the Tracksides on order the...

Thanks dduelin, I got the Tracksides on order the minute I saw Northwest's photos of his install.

The DCT has so many controls up by the left grip that I was concerned about finding a length of...
Forum: Road warriors 05-28-2013, 04:56 PM
Replies: 5,475
Views: 1,006,635
Posted By High Hope
It's the automatic! I buggered up my left leg...

It's the automatic! I buggered up my left leg skiing and this is the first bike I can ride. I like it, and that's coming from a BMW Adventure.
Forum: Road warriors 05-28-2013, 04:51 PM
Replies: 5,475
Views: 1,006,635
Posted By High Hope
Northwest, thanks v much, that is exactly what I...

Northwest, thanks v much, that is exactly what I hoped to see. Pic 2 explains everything and these should work on my bike. On order now, I'll post up for other DCT riders once they arrive. Thanks!
C
Forum: Road warriors 05-28-2013, 03:09 PM
Replies: 5,475
Views: 1,006,635
Posted By High Hope
Northwest, I'm seein the "Trackside" brand of...

Northwest, I'm seein the "Trackside" brand of hand guard and wonder, will they be adaptable to a DCT? In particular, the extension that seems to mount well below the normal guard location; does this...
Forum: Road warriors 05-28-2013, 03:02 PM
Replies: 5,475
Views: 1,006,635
Posted By High Hope
I'm still "bonding" with mine at 350 miles. So...

I'm still "bonding" with mine at 350 miles. So far I'm not bored, we found some beautiful country roads this past weekend and the bike was light, tossable, tons of torque, really nice. Is it a BMW...
Forum: Northeast - Greater Flugistan and home of the carpet baggers. 05-24-2013, 12:26 PM
Replies: 4,679
Views: 243,535
Posted By High Hope
I am out for the Winhall Brook camp this weekend....

I am out for the Winhall Brook camp this weekend. Not sure about Matt I'm sure he'll post up soon. Rain Sat, Sun decent on Mon. Have a great trip WAP.
Forum: Road warriors 05-24-2013, 03:52 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 4,065
Posted By High Hope
Good looking bike Randy. Congratulations!

Good looking bike Randy. Congratulations!
Forum: Road warriors 05-23-2013, 05:23 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 4,065
Posted By High Hope
I'm not much of an HD fan but that bike pushes...

I'm not much of an HD fan but that bike pushes all the right buttons. What a beautiful machine. Wonder how it rides?
Forum: Northeast - Greater Flugistan and home of the carpet baggers. 05-23-2013, 12:20 PM
Replies: 4,679
Views: 243,535
Posted By High Hope
I'm liking the bike so far, with a measly 250...

I'm liking the bike so far, with a measly 250 miles on it :lol3. The seat sucks, badly, even worse than I'd read about. I've got a re-stuff kit and cover coming soon and it can't be soon enough.
...
Forum: Northeast - Greater Flugistan and home of the carpet baggers. 05-23-2013, 12:15 PM
Replies: 4,679
Views: 243,535
Posted By High Hope
Does New England count as a foreign country? ...

Does New England count as a foreign country? Sometimes it seems like one, a third world country at that! :lol3
Forum: Northeast - Greater Flugistan and home of the carpet baggers. 05-22-2013, 08:40 AM
Replies: 686
Views: 26,170
Posted By High Hope
http://advrider.com/forums/showthread.php?t=626295...

http://advrider.com/forums/showthread.php?t=626295

Hi Baiku, hope to see you very soon. You and I can cook up a breakfast of bacon & eggs while the other guys do less important stuff, like riding...
Forum: Northeast - Greater Flugistan and home of the carpet baggers. 05-22-2013, 08:19 AM
Replies: 686
Views: 26,170
Posted By High Hope
There is a ride this weekend from SE New England,...

There is a ride this weekend from SE New England, I'm planning on riding up to VT on Sat AM (the long, winding way) camp Sat PM, ride around Sun and slab home Sun PM. Check the thread here:
Forum: Northeast - Greater Flugistan and home of the carpet baggers. 05-22-2013, 05:37 AM
Replies: 4,679
Views: 243,535
Posted By High Hope
Lilolita, did we meet at the Seaplane Diner on...

Lilolita, did we meet at the Seaplane Diner on Allens Ave a few weeks back, you were heading north for a camping weekend? Maybe not you, but there aren't many RIers on ADV.
Forum: Northeast - Greater Flugistan and home of the carpet baggers. 05-21-2013, 03:11 PM
Replies: 4,679
Views: 243,535
Posted By High Hope
New to the CT/RI ADV group but spent lots of time...

New to the CT/RI ADV group but spent lots of time in ME VT NH with the Mainiacs (what can I say, I just like those guys :lol3). I missed the first ME meet of the year last weekend, but this sounds...
Forum: Northeast - Greater Flugistan and home of the carpet baggers. 05-21-2013, 09:07 AM
Replies: 686
Views: 26,170
Posted By High Hope
I did indeed! It's an automatic dual-clutch, the...

I did indeed! It's an automatic dual-clutch, the only bike that I could ride and quite honestly, I'm having a blast with it, though work has interfered with fun and I've only racked up 250 miles. ...
Forum: Northeast - Greater Flugistan and home of the carpet baggers. 05-21-2013, 05:09 AM
Replies: 686
Views: 26,170
Posted By High Hope
Hey folks, it looks like a great time was had by...

Hey folks, it looks like a great time was had by all! So, when does the next northern shindig begin?

BTW, nice frunk there...I may have to get me one...
Forum: Road warriors 05-18-2013, 02:17 PM
Replies: 5,475
Views: 1,006,635
Posted By High Hope
Well, everything is complicated to me, I have two...

Well, everything is complicated to me, I have two left hands shaped like hams. :lol3 Actually, it was just a lot of parts, shims of varying thicknesses to relocate existing bike hardware, and my...
Forum: Road warriors 05-18-2013, 07:52 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,770
Posted By High Hope
I think that bike is kind of cool, hunkered down...

I think that bike is kind of cool, hunkered down and horizontal looking. If you ditched the toilet-paper roll rear light and the paper-towel roll instrument binnacle it would be even better. I...
Forum: Road warriors 05-18-2013, 04:16 AM
Replies: 5,475
Views: 1,006,635
Posted By High Hope
New Goodies

I took my brand new bike to Twisted Throttle here in RI on Friday. It is a great business, they were prepping for a big open house Saturday but Jim, the master technician, had agreed to install my...
Forum: Road warriors 05-14-2013, 12:27 PM
Replies: 5,475
Views: 1,006,635
Posted By High Hope
The bags look nice, size seems a good compromise...

The bags look nice, size seems a good compromise too. I'm going for an SW Motech rack w Bags Connection PVC juts like the ones on the Twisted Throttle project bike. A few other mods and I'll be...
Forum: Road warriors 05-11-2013, 04:34 PM
Replies: 5,475
Views: 1,006,635
Posted By High Hope
Thanks, I bought the bike un-tested and was...

Thanks, I bought the bike un-tested and was pretty nervous.

Docwells, I just signed up for the seat purchase, thanks for the heads-up. It will take cajones to rip apart a brand new seat, but...
Forum: Road warriors 05-11-2013, 05:27 AM
Replies: 5,475
Views: 1,006,635
Posted By High Hope
My New DCT --First Ride

My new bike arrived yesterday and I rode 60 miles. First impressions are really good.

I was experiencing clutch-lever withdrawal in the parking lot and thought, wow, was this a mistake? After...
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