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Forum: Face plant 09-14-2007, 04:23 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 2,717
Posted By Trekkengruven
Not repaired yet... Got my wife's F650GS for...

Not repaired yet... Got my wife's F650GS for commuting and that's about all I'll be doing for a while until the shoulder heals up.

I'm gonna replace the cylinder head and blinker, flush the brake...
Forum: Face plant 09-09-2007, 02:27 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 2,717
Posted By Trekkengruven
Hey Daimmel- I was wondering how long it would...

Hey Daimmel- I was wondering how long it would take someone to raise the BMW cylinder head thing! I too like KLR's... till you get em on a highway in a headwind... (back atcha!) :evil

Crazy...
Forum: Face plant 09-09-2007, 02:19 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 2,717
Posted By Trekkengruven
Hey Ghost Rider! Thanks again for the...

Hey Ghost Rider! Thanks again for the field-check! Doc said you were spot on, and that I shouldn't do it again. I said it would be at least a few weekd till the bike was ready to do it again anyway...
Forum: Face plant 09-06-2007, 03:11 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 2,717
Posted By Trekkengruven
Hey Don, back at ya! Glad you are feeling better,...

Hey Don, back at ya! Glad you are feeling better, laziness and all!

And Wachs- no worries on the push- it was actually that push that made me realize I'd be able to make it home! (Seeing as it...
Forum: Face plant 09-06-2007, 12:17 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 2,717
Posted By Trekkengruven
Who stole my ice cream?

Somebody stole my ice cream. This is what it feels like as my handlebars are wrenched from my grip. There is no warning, no argument, no chance to plead my case. Just... wham. Next: my head impacts...
Forum: Ride reports 08-27-2007, 08:58 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 419
Posted By Trekkengruven
Pemberton, BC to Portland, Ore

Just got back from a trip to Alaska. Pics and a full ride report coming soon, but the last day of the ride "inspired" this little write up...

The ride from Pemberton, BC to Portland, OR is the...
Forum: Equipment 08-01-2007, 12:53 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,638
Posted By Trekkengruven
Glad to hear it JTT, hopefully I will get used to...

Glad to hear it JTT, hopefully I will get used to it too. Leaving for Alaska on Friday and would really rather not go with my nasty old beat-up helmet. I've got 3 days to make the call... :)
Forum: Equipment 07-31-2007, 10:40 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,638
Posted By Trekkengruven
Re:Distortion cure

Rad, man, I've looked all over the helmet AND my bike and cannot find the knob. I s'pose the next thing yer gonna tell me is that it goes to 11.

Who'da thunk a helmet could make you seasick! Today...
Forum: Equipment 07-30-2007, 11:02 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,638
Posted By Trekkengruven
Ugh. Just got the XD despite noise issues 'cause...

Ugh. Just got the XD despite noise issues 'cause it was the only helmet that actually fit. First ride, I got nauseous from the distortion (I literally can't stomach crappy optics, my theory is its a...
Forum: Pacific Northwet - Where it's green. And wet. 05-21-2007, 12:47 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 783
Posted By Trekkengruven
Thoughts on Lassen

I passed through Lassen on a cross country trip a few years back. I remember the park itself as fairly uninspiring, but... somehow quaint and peaceful. The roads around the park, though, I recall as...
Forum: Regional forums 04-14-2007, 10:46 PM
Replies: 76
Views: 7,056
Posted By Trekkengruven
When I was in your place

Once upon a time, when I was similarly unencumbered, I decided to 'start' with the US. I would recommend the same to anyone. See the country, really experience it. Meet people, gather stories. Then,...
Forum: Pacific Northwet - Where it's green. And wet. 03-29-2007, 11:18 PM
Replies: 21,493
Views: 1,586,425
Posted By Trekkengruven
Next Time

Didn't catch this thread in time, but saw all them beautiful bikes outside Widmer on the way home. Thought to myself: I bet that's and ADV meet up. Was in the cage, with the wife, so just rolled on...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 02-22-2007, 09:41 AM
Replies: 1,596
Views: 209,519
Posted By Trekkengruven
Spare tire out of the undercarriage of an old...

Spare tire out of the undercarriage of an old pickup. Not that big a deal, (slower speeds, not too close), swerved around just fine. Except I had a new girl on the back- new to me, and she was new to...
Forum: Face plant 10-11-2006, 11:58 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 2,134
Posted By Trekkengruven
Wait for me!

I can't believe I missed this one! That whole lottery thing didn't come together as planned. Next time!
Forum: GS Boxers 10-11-2006, 11:53 AM
Replies: 8,191
Views: 4,218,147
Posted By Trekkengruven
What's wrong with this picture?

Not my GS, but I couldn't help but grab a few shots before we righted the beast. Its not every day you lay down your baby with Mt Hood in the frame. :clap
Forum: Northeast - Greater Flugistan and home of the carpet baggers. 06-29-2006, 02:06 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,419
Posted By Trekkengruven
In-city hints

Hints for riding in the city:

- Cabs don't see you. And even if they did, they don't care.
- Don't worry too much about cutting people off, provided you've got the room and you are not about to...
Forum: Northeast - Greater Flugistan and home of the carpet baggers. 06-29-2006, 01:50 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,419
Posted By Trekkengruven
Names and Numbers

Just checked Google Maps (http://maps.google.com/?ie=UTF8&ll=40.946454,-73.801346&spn=0.0647,0.140762&om=1) - it has all the names are listed there for cross reference:

Merritt: Rt15 in CT...
Forum: Northeast - Greater Flugistan and home of the carpet baggers. 06-28-2006, 10:49 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,419
Posted By Trekkengruven
Good 'ole NYC

Ah, New York. Used to be my stomping ground. I'd do Boston to NY on a bike (R1100R) at least once a month. Couple of things:

- At all costs, stay away from I-95 in CT. It is a nightmare. Traffic,...
Forum: Pics, pics, pics... 06-23-2006, 05:25 PM
Replies: 7,185
Views: 2,404,238
Posted By Trekkengruven
A new favorite

Somewhere in Eastern WA.
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