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Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 08-05-2011, 10:55 AM
Replies: 58
Views: 4,980
Posted By Motorrader
I frankly, don't give a shit as to whether or not...

I frankly, don't give a shit as to whether or not they are upset. My goal is a clear road ahead of me.
Forum: Road warriors 06-13-2011, 10:16 PM
Replies: 818
Views: 233,627
Posted By Motorrader
'93 Daytona

Here's my Baby...bought her new in "93
https://files.me.com/kabrick/474qi2
https://files.me.com/kabrick/eppdp9
https://files.me.com/kabrick/66kw1t
https://files.me.com/kabrick/zt2ya7
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 05-17-2011, 04:52 AM
Replies: 264
Views: 25,419
Posted By Motorrader
Most states require a written as well as a skills...

Most states require a written as well as a skills test, which is usually done in a parking lot to obtain your MC endorsement. If you pass the MSF course, that alone will allow you to get your...
Forum: Equipment 04-06-2011, 06:43 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 2,702
Posted By Motorrader
I wore a Roadcrafter for years; never crashed in...

I wore a Roadcrafter for years; never crashed in one, and liked it, but never warmed to the stiffness of the material and leaked like a sieve, especially in the crotch and zipper. Still, a good suit...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 02-09-2011, 12:21 AM
Replies: 95
Views: 11,894
Posted By Motorrader
Reno

Without a doubt, Reno, NV.
Death valley to the south, Black Rock Desert to the north, endless basin and range to the east and to the west, The sierras.

I rode thousands of miles over 15 years in...
Forum: Beasts 01-16-2011, 12:33 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,662
Posted By Motorrader
1200 ducati multistrada.

1200 ducati multistrada.
Forum: Northeast - Greater Flugistan and home of the carpet baggers. 12-19-2010, 10:57 AM
Replies: 63
Views: 2,974
Posted By Motorrader
I'm a motorcyclist with a steelhead illness. Spey...

I'm a motorcyclist with a steelhead illness. Spey rods are my tool. North Umpqua, Deschutes, Hat creek to name a few, the NU being my home river.

When it's time for trout, it's bamboo. Winston,...
Forum: Beasts 12-19-2010, 10:41 AM
Replies: 139
Views: 33,683
Posted By Motorrader
I have to agree. Now that the newness of the 1200...

I have to agree. Now that the newness of the 1200 has settled down a bit, the trellis frame, exhaust and quirkiness of the prior model is much more interesting than the hideous proboscis on the...
Forum: Road warriors 11-26-2010, 09:39 PM
Replies: 149
Views: 21,289
Posted By Motorrader
OK Here goes, in order of time of ownership,...

OK Here goes, in order of time of ownership, beginning in 1974:

1973 Honda 750
1975 Honda 750
1988 BMW R100RT
1989 BMW K100RS
1989 BMW R100 GS Bumblebee
1990 BMW K100RS
1992 BMW R100RS Last...
Forum: Old's Cool 11-14-2010, 08:20 AM
Replies: 318
Views: 49,901
Posted By Motorrader
While I don't have a pic, I think a modern "just...

While I don't have a pic, I think a modern "just right" bike might have to be a Triumph Thruxton. I saw one who's elements were tweaked to take away some of the stock bulkiness and was quite an...
Forum: GS Boxers 09-18-2010, 09:27 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 697
Posted By Motorrader
I just sold my 2007 gs adventure. I couldn't bond...

I just sold my 2007 gs adventure. I couldn't bond with it. It was top heavy, cumbersome, over engineered, and frankly boring. My 1989 R100 GS was outstanding. Light feeling, simple, tons of...
Forum: Ride reports 09-07-2010, 09:39 PM
Replies: 304
Views: 147,404
Posted By Motorrader
My goodness. Just goes to show you...the real...

My goodness. Just goes to show you...the real adventurers fly under the radar and don't require an entourage of wealth with the facade of hardship...bring it on!
Forum: Australia 09-05-2010, 02:37 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 2,840
Posted By Motorrader
I agree. My best adventures have been backroads,...

I agree. My best adventures have been backroads, small towns, out of the way culture that is generally on pavement. Most of the dirt road riding, while somewhat "cool" to take shortcuts to out of the...
Forum: Australia 09-04-2010, 05:44 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 2,840
Posted By Motorrader
Now that is funny! I still can't get my curls to...

Now that is funny! I still can't get my curls to spike yet, but I'm trying.
I would agree that the Multistrada is a roadbike, that will take you places on improved dirt, kinda like a GS. Only prob...
Forum: Road warriors 08-25-2010, 07:02 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 2,100
Posted By Motorrader
Great bike. Lucky you. One of my very favorite...

Great bike. Lucky you. One of my very favorite BMWs.

Kurt
Forum: Equipment 08-18-2010, 10:12 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 3,913
Posted By Motorrader
The BMW comfort shell stuff is excellent,...

The BMW comfort shell stuff is excellent, waterproof and breathable without liners. This material apparently breathes in warmer weather, and its pores close in wet weather and cold. My wife has one,...
Forum: Road warriors 08-18-2010, 03:06 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 3,124
Posted By Motorrader
I loved riding two up with my wife. I love riding...

I loved riding two up with my wife. I love riding solo. I hate riding two up with anyone other than my wife.

My wife was an excellent passenger. The only time it sucked is when we had...
Forum: The Rockies – It's all downhill from here... 08-15-2010, 08:02 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 2,573
Posted By Motorrader
There is nothing prettier than a white framed,...

There is nothing prettier than a white framed, 1991 Cagiva fonted 900ss
I wish I had never sold mine.

Kurt
Forum: Day Trippin' 08-15-2010, 06:26 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 4,986
Posted By Motorrader
Tremendous Experience! I loved taking my...

Tremendous Experience! I loved taking my daughter, who was 9,10,11 on various trips back then, I remember a 10 dayer from Reno, through Idaho and to a BMW rally in missoula and back through Oregon...
Forum: Road warriors 08-15-2010, 06:13 PM
Replies: 80
Views: 18,708
Posted By Motorrader
Oh yeah. I'm on a trailer forum. Have fun with...

Oh yeah. I'm on a trailer forum. Have fun with your RVs...:lol3
Forum: Road warriors 08-14-2010, 06:55 PM
Replies: 80
Views: 18,708
Posted By Motorrader
I'm sorry, but trailers are lame. You may as well...

I'm sorry, but trailers are lame. You may as well just take the windshield off the Toyota and call it a day. Why buy a porsche and pull a trailer? Hauling 10 times more crap around than you need,...
Forum: Beasts 08-14-2010, 06:30 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 2,687
Posted By Motorrader
A throttle control like Kaoko.

A throttle control like Kaoko.
Forum: GS Boxers 06-01-2010, 08:37 PM
Replies: 70
Views: 12,597
Posted By Motorrader
Unbelievably it does.

Unbelievably it does.
Forum: GS Boxers 05-31-2010, 06:56 PM
Replies: 70
Views: 12,597
Posted By Motorrader
It takes a few minutes more on the 1200GSA...

It takes a few minutes more on the 1200GSA because you have to remove the sidepanels.

I was as extremely skeptical as well but the bike absolutely pulls smoother at lower RPMs.

Kurt
Forum: GS Boxers 05-31-2010, 08:50 AM
Replies: 70
Views: 12,597
Posted By Motorrader
http://sol2.be/Accelerator/English/index.html

http://sol2.be/Accelerator/English/index.html
Forum: GS Boxers 05-30-2010, 11:24 PM
Replies: 70
Views: 12,597
Posted By Motorrader
I can't believe this thing actually works...

I installed an "Accelerator" module on my 2007 GSA, mainly because, well, I was bored and read these reviews and it wasn't too expensive and thought it's probably bullshit but it will give me...
Forum: Equipment 05-23-2010, 03:20 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 969
Posted By Motorrader
Revit has s a great jacket called the air...

Revit has s a great jacket called the air something. Still, if really warm, wet down your T shirt underneath...will give you 30 minutes of air conditioned comfort before you have to do it again...
Forum: GS Boxers 05-14-2010, 09:18 AM
Replies: 46
Views: 4,951
Posted By Motorrader
There isn't anything wrong with an RT. And...

There isn't anything wrong with an RT. And nothing wrong with choosing to NOT ride off road. Adventure riding does not necessarily equal dirt despite what appears to be the theme of this site. I have...
Forum: Trip Planning 05-09-2010, 07:56 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 2,629
Posted By Motorrader
Your bike should have plenty of power to joust...

Your bike should have plenty of power to joust with traffic. As to the unsettled atmospheric crosswind/headwind stuff....well, thats motorcycling. You'll get used to it..and it's not always like...
Forum: Old's Cool 04-25-2010, 09:14 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 2,627
Posted By Motorrader
Just proves the old adage is true....you really...

Just proves the old adage is true....you really can't take it with you....
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 04-17-2010, 11:01 PM
Replies: 76
Views: 5,165
Posted By Motorrader
Oh yeah...another thing. When approaching cars...

Oh yeah...another thing. When approaching cars that are waiting to pull out into the road, try to watch the driver's eyes. You can tell most of the time if they are looking at you or through you, or...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 04-17-2010, 10:55 PM
Replies: 76
Views: 5,165
Posted By Motorrader
Ride with another motorcyclist who has the...

Ride with another motorcyclist who has the passion and is willing to observe and teach. When following, don't push beyond your limits. A good preceptor will pace you at your ability. When leading,...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 03-27-2010, 08:41 PM
Replies: 203
Views: 14,801
Posted By Motorrader
It's a rare sighting to see anyone sans helmet in...

It's a rare sighting to see anyone sans helmet in a helmetless state on anything other than a Harley or Harley clone.
Forum: Old's Cool 03-18-2010, 09:26 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 4,120
Posted By Motorrader
Bikes that make you just frigging SMILE!

You know, with all the riding I have done and do and will do, sometimes a blast from the past just makes you realize that all that refinement and technology of modern motorcycles doesn't necessarily...
Forum: Road warriors 03-11-2010, 08:35 PM
Replies: 3,003
Views: 879,402
Posted By Motorrader
An interesting story. I rode it from 1993 until...

An interesting story. I rode it from 1993 until 1996, about 2000 miles in all, never a problem. I then became engrossed in a divorce, and the ex, knowing how much I loved that machine, tried to have...
Forum: Road warriors 03-10-2010, 10:04 PM
Replies: 3,003
Views: 879,402
Posted By Motorrader
Well, I posted this somewhere on the Italian...

Well, I posted this somewhere on the Italian thread, but she's so pretty, here it is again...

1993 Guzzi Daytona...I'm the original owner!
http://files.me.com/kabrick/wgpzpz...
Forum: Vendors 03-08-2010, 06:39 PM
Replies: 61
Views: 14,891
Posted By Motorrader
Damn! I just bought some from you 3 weeks ago!

Damn! I just bought some from you 3 weeks ago!
Forum: Road warriors 10-31-2009, 06:38 PM
Replies: 2,478
Views: 636,330
Posted By Motorrader
All I could find was silver...

All I could find was silver...
Forum: Road warriors 10-31-2009, 03:45 PM
Replies: 2,478
Views: 636,330
Posted By Motorrader
I have that same machine in red, puts a smile on...

I have that same machine in red, puts a smile on my face...always. Pretty much my go to bike at this point unless going on overnights, then its the GS....If I could find some luggage for the MTS, I...
Forum: Road warriors 10-31-2009, 10:40 AM
Replies: 2,478
Views: 636,330
Posted By Motorrader
This is one gorgeous bike. I had a the same 92 in...

This is one gorgeous bike. I had a the same 92 in the cafe fairing that I regrettably sold; was one of my all time favorites. I especially like the font.

My owned from new and still in the stable...
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