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Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 01-05-2015, 07:06 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 7,690
Posted By Uncle Larry
2004 Wee... Just over 131K miles, all mine. ...

2004 Wee...

Just over 131K miles, all mine.

I stopped riding last year due to eyesight issues.

The bike still runs.
Forum: Equipment 05-05-2010, 05:55 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 2,702
Posted By Uncle Larry
Best comment on this subject. I started with...

Best comment on this subject.

I started with a 40 degree sleeping bag. When the temperature dropped to 50 degrees, I froze my fucking ass off.

When the temperature dropped to 40 degrees, I...
Forum: Equipment 05-01-2010, 10:17 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 2,877
Posted By Uncle Larry
I have the Tourmaster jacket (forgot the model...

I have the Tourmaster jacket (forgot the model name) that I bought about six years ago for about $40 or so. I had the matching pants for about four years and wore 'em out. I replaced the pants with...
Forum: The Sandbox - AKA Flatistan 05-01-2010, 09:16 AM
Replies: 128
Views: 29,658
Posted By Uncle Larry
Don't forget Gary at Extreme Custom Sportbikes. ...

Don't forget Gary at Extreme Custom Sportbikes.

http://www.extremecustomsportbikes.com/

He's good people and does good work.
Forum: The Sandbox - AKA Flatistan 04-28-2010, 03:11 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,085
Posted By Uncle Larry
I was there this past Saturday.... no Stroms.

I was there this past Saturday.... no Stroms.
Forum: The Sandbox - AKA Flatistan 04-04-2010, 09:30 PM
Replies: 7,637
Views: 589,924
Posted By Uncle Larry
While she certainly has a long list of scary...

While she certainly has a long list of scary injuries, the ADVRider salute is a strong indicator of an eventual and full recovery. :deal
Forum: Equipment 03-26-2010, 05:06 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 969
Posted By Uncle Larry
Nerd Porn

Nerd Porn
Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 03-26-2010, 04:39 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 2,372
Posted By Uncle Larry
Yup, those are the bearings I got. All Balls rule!

Yup, those are the bearings I got. All Balls rule!
Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 03-26-2010, 09:22 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 2,372
Posted By Uncle Larry
I've got about 85K on the bike. I should have...

I've got about 85K on the bike. I should have replaced the bearings about 10K ago.
Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 03-26-2010, 08:49 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 2,372
Posted By Uncle Larry
Suzuki Wheel Bearings - WTF?

I recently had all the wheel bearings replaced on the Wee-Strom. The front ones were just about done. In fact, one of the front bearings was too close to death for comfort.

The mechanic pulls...
Forum: Equipment 03-18-2010, 08:17 AM
Replies: 86
Views: 38,694
Posted By Uncle Larry
I saw that! But I like a neutral color so I'll go...

I saw that! But I like a neutral color so I'll go with the silver mirror.
Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 03-18-2010, 08:13 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 3,183
Posted By Uncle Larry
Oh, yeah... that. Hey, I don't consider that a...

Oh, yeah... that. Hey, I don't consider that a mechanical failure.

However, the V-Strom is in the shop right now having the front bearings replaced. They done wore out.

However, almost 85K...
Forum: Equipment 03-18-2010, 07:20 AM
Replies: 86
Views: 38,694
Posted By Uncle Larry
Yup....

Yup. (http://www.rideicon.com/product_details.jsp?category=3121&id=11299)

If I get that helmet, I'll be getting a mirrored shield for the Halo Master Chief effect!
Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 03-17-2010, 01:25 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 3,183
Posted By Uncle Larry
Um, none? :lol3

Um, none? :lol3
Forum: The Sandbox - AKA Flatistan 03-17-2010, 07:27 AM
Replies: 5,713
Views: 488,540
Posted By Uncle Larry
It was apparantly a surprise closing. A colleague...

It was apparantly a surprise closing. A colleague ordered parts from Pompano Harley on Saturday! I told him today that the shop had closed for business and he had no idea!
Forum: The Sandbox - AKA Flatistan 03-17-2010, 05:45 AM
Replies: 5,713
Views: 488,540
Posted By Uncle Larry
On Monday, I rode past Pompano Harley on I95. The...

On Monday, I rode past Pompano Harley on I95. The place looked deserted.

Sure enough, they closed up shop completely!

Kind of sad, actually. I did my refresher riding training there about six...
Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 03-14-2010, 09:31 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 3,183
Posted By Uncle Larry
My bike has character!

My bike has character!
Forum: The Sandbox - AKA Flatistan 03-11-2010, 07:15 PM
Replies: 7,637
Views: 589,924
Posted By Uncle Larry
This makes me truly sad, it really does. ...

This makes me truly sad, it really does.

Such a good man, so much history, so much sacrifice for his country.

He was generous and he was interesting.

I hope his spirit is riding. I hope his...
Forum: The Sandbox - AKA Flatistan 03-11-2010, 06:15 PM
Replies: 7,637
Views: 589,924
Posted By Uncle Larry
Mike was good people. He was a veteran and served...

Mike was good people. He was a veteran and served his country.

I shared the bunkhouse with him at the Scrub and we had a fine talk about his experiences in Viet Nam.

Damn...

Just damn.
...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 03-10-2010, 07:45 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,117
Posted By Uncle Larry
Squeeze hard with your knees and loosen up on the...

Squeeze hard with your knees and loosen up on the handlebars.
Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 03-05-2010, 07:39 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 3,183
Posted By Uncle Larry
This is either a sign of the impending apocolypse...

This is either a sign of the impending apocolypse or you're riding around retirement communities.

My money is on the latter.
Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 03-03-2010, 08:46 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 3,183
Posted By Uncle Larry
Six Years on a Wee-Strom

It will be six years riding the same bike.

I've got about 84K miles on it through all sorts of conditions except, well, off-road. Sissy I be.

Issues? None.

Routine maintenance? Sure... I...
Forum: The Sandbox - AKA Flatistan 02-27-2010, 10:46 AM
Replies: 5,713
Views: 488,540
Posted By Uncle Larry
March 19 (that's a Friday... I figure around...

March 19 (that's a Friday... I figure around 8PMish) at a house in Pompano just South of Atlantic and West of Federal Highway.
Forum: Equipment 02-26-2010, 09:16 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 7,495
Posted By Uncle Larry
I like this helmet and will seriously consider it...

I like this helmet and will seriously consider it as a replacement for my current, 3/4 open face lid.

I, too, seek to be a poseur! :rofl
Forum: The Sandbox - AKA Flatistan 02-26-2010, 08:30 AM
Replies: 5,713
Views: 488,540
Posted By Uncle Larry
Friday night, March 19... a well-known fellow...

Friday night, March 19... a well-known fellow inmate shall be visiting me in Pompano.

I'm offering a place for other local inmates to celebrate this out-of-town inmates purchase of her new...
Forum: The Sandbox - AKA Flatistan 02-19-2010, 07:42 AM
Replies: 5,713
Views: 488,540
Posted By Uncle Larry
Hey, a couple of days of cool, chilly weather I...

Hey, a couple of days of cool, chilly weather I can live with... but this is the second lengthy spell of weather like this.

I'm writing a stern letter to the governor about this.
Forum: The Sandbox - AKA Flatistan 02-19-2010, 05:52 AM
Replies: 5,713
Views: 488,540
Posted By Uncle Larry
So, who else is cranky because of this extended...

So, who else is cranky because of this extended chilly weather?
Forum: The Sandbox - AKA Flatistan 02-11-2010, 09:53 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 560
Posted By Uncle Larry
Clean up that room at the La Quinta Inn on Peters...

Clean up that room at the La Quinta Inn on Peters Road?
Forum: The Sandbox - AKA Flatistan 02-11-2010, 09:23 AM
Replies: 5,713
Views: 488,540
Posted By Uncle Larry
Anyone hit by a falling iguana in this cold...

Anyone hit by a falling iguana in this cold weather?
Forum: The Sandbox - AKA Flatistan 02-11-2010, 09:23 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 4,516
Posted By Uncle Larry
There is a scooter/beach bike/motorcycle rental...

There is a scooter/beach bike/motorcycle rental place on Sunrise in Fort Lauderdale, just east of the ICW bridge, on the South side of the road.

I've seen sport bikes parked outside and large...
Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 02-11-2010, 08:30 AM
Replies: 74
Views: 4,850
Posted By Uncle Larry
Triumph has access to your banking records. The...

Triumph has access to your banking records. The entire company is eagerly waiting for the check to clear on your new bike so they can pop the champagne corks and roll out the new Tiger Cub.

The...
Forum: The Sandbox - AKA Flatistan 02-10-2010, 03:00 PM
Replies: 5,713
Views: 488,540
Posted By Uncle Larry
The first rule of Fight Club is do not talk about...

The first rule of Fight Club is do not talk about Fight Club.
Forum: The Sandbox - AKA Flatistan 02-07-2010, 10:31 AM
Replies: 5,713
Views: 488,540
Posted By Uncle Larry
Let's figure out a date! I vote for a Sunday - it...

Let's figure out a date! I vote for a Sunday - it could be Feb 21, Feb 28, March 7 (my birthday), March 14 (beware the Ides of March!).
Forum: The Sandbox - AKA Flatistan 02-06-2010, 07:12 AM
Replies: 5,713
Views: 488,540
Posted By Uncle Larry
Oh, tech day! I like this idea.

Oh, tech day!

I like this idea.
Forum: The Sandbox - AKA Flatistan 01-31-2010, 05:24 PM
Replies: 5,713
Views: 488,540
Posted By Uncle Larry
I have had a vicious chest cold for the past week...

I have had a vicious chest cold for the past week or so and that kept me away from the usual Sunday festivities.
Forum: The Sandbox - AKA Flatistan 01-25-2010, 05:50 PM
Replies: 5,713
Views: 488,540
Posted By Uncle Larry
Jeebus Scott, you are being weird!

Jeebus Scott, you are being weird!
Forum: The Sandbox - AKA Flatistan 01-25-2010, 12:36 PM
Replies: 5,713
Views: 488,540
Posted By Uncle Larry
I saw that and I am intrigued.

I saw that and I am intrigued.
Forum: Equipment 01-21-2010, 03:23 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 5,171
Posted By Uncle Larry
It's on their website now... ...

It's on their website now...

http://www.rideicon.com/variant.jsp
Forum: The Sandbox - AKA Flatistan 01-09-2010, 09:20 PM
Replies: 107
Poll: I Protest
Views: 4,732
Posted By Uncle Larry
Too cold, indeed.

Too cold, indeed.
Forum: The Sandbox - AKA Flatistan 01-06-2010, 05:39 AM
Replies: 5,713
Views: 488,540
Posted By Uncle Larry
Ah, a family scheduling conflict. Life happens.

Ah, a family scheduling conflict. Life happens.
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