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Forum: Ride reports 01-05-2014, 03:08 PM
Replies: 168
Views: 26,282
Posted By FL_biker
OK ANDY, I think it's time for the NEXT ride...

OK ANDY, I think it's time for the NEXT ride report!!
Time to start posting the prep-work for the 2015 ride!!

Dave
Forum: Beasts 04-19-2013, 04:21 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 3,630
Posted By FL_biker
MAN, If Suzuki thinks 20,000 is excessive then...

MAN, If Suzuki thinks 20,000 is excessive then they must be following the H-D line of thinking - bikes are made only to ride to bike nite and back home!!

My 2007 has something over 48K?? and I...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 04-19-2013, 03:08 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 6,219
Posted By FL_biker
The deer (a doe) ran off, but I think was hurt...

The deer (a doe) ran off, but I think was hurt and got hit again later that night. I rode my other bike to bike-night the following evening (gotta get back on the "horse" ) and saw a big red smear...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 04-14-2013, 07:36 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 6,219
Posted By FL_biker
In November of 2009 I was riding my 2007 Gold...

In November of 2009 I was riding my 2007 Gold Wing down a back road when a deer ran out and hit me on the right side and tripped over my front wheel.

This caused an instant low side on the right...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 04-13-2013, 09:26 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 4,077
Posted By FL_biker
In June of 2011 while the big AZ fire was burning...

In June of 2011 while the big AZ fire was burning I was riding from St Louis to Colorado Springs on I-70 and I had my Vstrom at a pretty stead 40* angle to go straight, then it would gust and a...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 03-18-2013, 08:41 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 5,546
Posted By FL_biker
Winch it back up? ...

Winch it back up?

http://www.warn.com/atv/winches/XT17_portable.shtml

http://www.warn.com/adventuretouring/images/1887/portable-winch-carry-plate.jpg
Forum: Vendors 03-09-2013, 02:42 PM
Replies: 694
Views: 158,568
Posted By FL_biker
New Arrivals

Wife just IM'd me on FB to say that the 2 stoves arrived - wound up giving one of my first pair away...can't wait to get back to the states and use them on my next camping trip!!

Got a co-worker...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 01-27-2013, 06:26 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 3,775
Posted By FL_biker
16,600 miles in 44 days On a 2007 Vstrom...

16,600 miles in 44 days
On a 2007 Vstrom DL1000
Tampa to Key West on a meandering route to Prudhoe Bay Alaska (via Dust 2 Dawson) and back to Tampa.

Ever since I can't concentrate on work and...
Forum: Layin' down tracks 12-30-2012, 10:40 AM
Replies: 3,546
Views: 598,709
Posted By FL_biker
I'm a HUGE fan of SPOT but only if used with...

I'm a HUGE fan of SPOT but only if used with www.spotwalla.com (http://www.spotwalla.com).
The issue with findmespot.com (the mfg's site) is that your trips go away in 30 days - not good if on a 44...
Forum: Equipment 12-17-2012, 01:08 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,549
Posted By FL_biker
OK, here's the deal... I'm short... I'm heavy...

OK, here's the deal...
I'm short...
I'm heavy (ok, FAT!!) LOL

I'm 5'4" wear a 27 or 28" inseam depending on boots/shoes worn.

I gave up on ANY standard gear due to reasons stated above: ...
Forum: Vendors 04-14-2012, 10:14 AM
Replies: 694
Views: 158,568
Posted By FL_biker
Got back from my latest deployment in Mid-March,...

Got back from my latest deployment in Mid-March, and FINALLY had time to open the stove pkg that arrived while I was gone.

Figured I'd give it a try inside:

<iframe...
Forum: The Garage 03-07-2012, 06:46 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 3,523
Posted By FL_biker
I agree on the shop sink and shower/bath for the...

I agree on the shop sink and shower/bath for the major grunge removal.

I'd also want a motorcycle lift (Handy?) but I'd want it built into the floor so that the floor of the lift is leveled to...
Forum: Pics, pics, pics... 03-07-2012, 06:22 AM
Replies: 110
Views: 41,010
Posted By FL_biker
I'd have to say NO due to a lack of tag (notice...

I'd have to say NO due to a lack of tag (notice there's no collar?) :evil
Forum: Beasts 03-07-2012, 05:28 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 2,975
Posted By FL_biker
Before I went on my trip to Alaska (16,600 miles...

Before I went on my trip to Alaska (16,600 miles round trip) I took my bike to Traxxion Dynamics in Woodstock, GA fully loaded for the trip. They weighed everything and figured out what springs to...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 02-29-2012, 05:08 AM
Replies: 35,510
Views: 8,972,127
Posted By FL_biker
Nope, that'd DJ aka Doug Roberts...he's run the...

Nope, that'd DJ aka Doug Roberts...he's run the dragon numerous times side-saddle....Same wing he rode to Alaska with his mom Laura before she passed (RIP Laura!!)

Dave in Dusty Doha, Qatar...
Forum: Beasts 02-23-2012, 01:11 AM
Replies: 9,294
Views: 3,681,054
Posted By FL_biker
That's Hilarious...I remember talking bikes with...

That's Hilarious...I remember talking bikes with you as I was setting up camp I think...
Dave
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 02-21-2012, 07:24 AM
Replies: 62
Views: 6,995
Posted By FL_biker
I hope yours costs less to fix because mine was...

I hope yours costs less to fix because mine was over $150 for parts, and my labor is priceless :evil

Mine got so bad on my alaska trip that the bike would almost fall over while on the sidestand...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 02-20-2012, 11:21 PM
Replies: 62
Views: 6,995
Posted By FL_biker
Smaller bikes it's probably okay. If you...

Smaller bikes it's probably okay.

If you have a DL1000 Vstrom I would NOT do it - my sidestand and bracket both got bent just from me mounting the bike while it was on the side-stand.

Now I...
Forum: Vendors 02-20-2012, 08:37 AM
Replies: 797
Views: 191,019
Posted By FL_biker
Ned, You need to update both the 1st post...

Ned,

You need to update both the 1st post in this thread AND your web-site to say "Dakar proven" or something similar.
Forum: Beasts 02-19-2012, 06:50 AM
Replies: 9,294
Views: 3,681,054
Posted By FL_biker
Thanks, it took a couple years to get it the way...

Thanks, it took a couple years to get it the way I wanted it for the Alaska trip...now it needs torn down and thoroughly cleaned (exhaust pipes probably beed bead-blasted to get crud off of them)
...
Forum: Beasts 02-18-2012, 03:54 AM
Replies: 44
Views: 6,528
Posted By FL_biker
I have a 2007 DL1000 so I'm a bit biased, however...

I have a 2007 DL1000 so I'm a bit biased, however mine did great minus a few maintenance issues.
I road mine WAY TOO FAST fully loaded on the Dalton Hwy and thrashed the rear wheel bearing and had...
Forum: Beasts 02-18-2012, 02:05 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,825
Posted By FL_biker
I got longer lines for my '07 Vee. I consider...

I got longer lines for my '07 Vee.
I consider front brakes and clutch far too important to take risks with a line separating.

Another thing to look at is if you jack up the bike under the engine...
Forum: Beasts 02-18-2012, 01:30 AM
Replies: 9,294
Views: 3,681,054
Posted By FL_biker
Got a little carried away finding pics of my bike...

Got a little carried away finding pics of my bike from my June/July trip to Alaska and back to Tampa...
Missing my bikes as I'm still deployed and will be for another month!!

Dave in Dusty Doha,...
Forum: Face plant 02-17-2012, 05:18 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 3,668
Posted By FL_biker
Scratches add character, after all what REAL...

Scratches add character, after all what REAL ADV-rider has a pristine Adventure Touring bike?

Did the turn signals survive?
The front's are the first to go on a Strom normally - I replaced mine...
Forum: Beasts 02-06-2012, 06:54 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 2,777
Posted By FL_biker
I don't have a top case so that's where I put...

I don't have a top case so that's where I put mine....good luck...
Forum: Racing 01-25-2012, 03:47 AM
Replies: 5,265
Views: 721,972
Posted By FL_biker
And I've posted my feelings on it too!!

And I've posted my feelings on it too!!
Forum: Racing 01-20-2012, 02:35 AM
Replies: 5,265
Views: 721,972
Posted By FL_biker
Yup - that too - stuck in the Middle East til...

Yup - that too - stuck in the Middle East til March
Forum: Racing 01-19-2012, 11:05 PM
Replies: 5,265
Views: 721,972
Posted By FL_biker
HELL F'n YES!! Especially since I can't...

HELL F'n YES!!

Especially since I can't throw a leg over a bike till mid-March!!!
Forum: Racing 01-19-2012, 06:23 AM
Replies: 5,265
Views: 721,972
Posted By FL_biker
Ned, It was an honor to sponsor you in you...

Ned,
It was an honor to sponsor you in you first Dakar!!:clap:clap

I hope to get out to Colorado sometime after my deployment (which ends in March) and perhaps you can tell me some stories over...
Forum: Racing 01-19-2012, 04:11 AM
Replies: 5,265
Views: 721,972
Posted By FL_biker
outstanding!!!!

outstanding!!!!
Forum: Beasts 01-19-2012, 01:35 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,747
Posted By FL_biker
In 16,600 miles from Key West to Deadhorse and...

In 16,600 miles from Key West to Deadhorse and back to Tampa last June I filled my bike from the saddle about 99.99% of the time, sometimes I never even got off the bike before continuing on.
...
Forum: Racing 01-17-2012, 01:05 AM
Replies: 5,265
Views: 721,972
Posted By FL_biker
So where's the picture??

So where's the picture??
Forum: Racing 01-16-2012, 10:26 PM
Replies: 5,265
Views: 721,972
Posted By FL_biker
Ugh, without Dakar I'm now going to have to do...

Ugh, without Dakar I'm now going to have to do WORK - HELP!!!

:rofl
Forum: Racing 01-16-2012, 10:15 PM
Replies: 14,634
Views: 1,276,715
Posted By FL_biker
+ 1,000,000 and I hope the network can get...

+ 1,000,000

and I hope the network can get Toby a hi-resolution copy of that image because that would make an AWESOME print to frame and put on the wall!!
Forum: Racing 01-16-2012, 10:12 PM
Replies: 5,265
Views: 721,972
Posted By FL_biker
I zoomed and cropped it so you can see it better:...

I zoomed and cropped it so you can see it better:

http://moto-midget.smugmug.com/Competitions/Dakar-2012/i-wp4C96L/0/L/Sponsorrs-Left-Tail-L.jpg
Forum: Racing 01-15-2012, 08:04 AM
Replies: 14,634
Views: 1,276,715
Posted By FL_biker
:clap go Gwen!! :clap I like a mom that can...

:clap go Gwen!! :clap

I like a mom that can find and remove her own add-ins!!
Forum: Racing 01-15-2012, 07:23 AM
Replies: 1,704
Views: 257,187
Posted By FL_biker
Thanks for bein' there for Ned and the guys and...

Thanks for bein' there for Ned and the guys and thanks for taking us along for the ride!!
Forum: Racing 01-15-2012, 06:17 AM
Replies: 5,265
Views: 721,972
Posted By FL_biker
I'm behind ya all the way PackMule (I too clicked...

I'm behind ya all the way PackMule (I too clicked the donate button)!
Forum: Racing 01-15-2012, 04:16 AM
Replies: 5,265
Views: 721,972
Posted By FL_biker
To Tevye!! (AND NED!) To LIFE! ...

To Tevye!! (AND NED!)

To LIFE!



<iframe src="http://www.youtube.com/embed/Vvr8AjT0aD0" allowfullscreen="" width="640" frameborder="0" height="480"></iframe>


GO NED!!
Forum: Racing 01-15-2012, 03:38 AM
Replies: 750
Views: 162,863
Posted By FL_biker
In Robby's interview he said that he had a...

In Robby's interview he said that he had a discussion on YouTube that showed how the entire air system worked.
Well I went out there and did NOT find it!

Anyone found this video clip?
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