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Forum: GS Boxers 06-27-2014, 06:50 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 2,023
Posted By Merlin III
I service myGS on my schedule not some...

I service myGS on my schedule not some obsessive-compulsice German motorcycle engineer's schedule. :lol3
Forum: Equipment 06-25-2014, 04:33 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 1,341
Posted By Merlin III
+1

+1
Forum: Ride reports 06-25-2014, 04:15 PM
Replies: 253
Views: 41,906
Posted By Merlin III
Yea, that Ogdenburg bridge is something else. It...

Yea, that Ogdenburg bridge is something else. It has been a while, but as I remember it, you could look through the gratting and see the St. Lawrence Seaway underneath you? Anyhow, not expecting a...
Forum: Ride reports 06-25-2014, 03:32 AM
Replies: 286
Views: 80,530
Posted By Merlin III
Something tells me she won't be settling down to...

Something tells me she won't be settling down to an average job. Even if she goes back to teaching that gives her 8 weeks a year to travel and 44 weeks to plan trips-that isn't bad in my book. :clap
Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 06-24-2014, 01:05 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 1,563
Posted By Merlin III
Exactly, the goal of any town or DMV is to raise...

Exactly, the goal of any town or DMV is to raise money. They aren't stupid and are trained for these types of situations. They will be looking at book value and you had better be close. At least...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 06-24-2014, 04:53 AM
Replies: 76
Views: 3,782
Posted By Merlin III
Damn! I guess you want it all! Be happy she...

Damn! I guess you want it all! Be happy she rides, period!
Forum: Ride reports 06-23-2014, 06:35 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 811
Posted By Merlin III
Going around the north shore of Superior I...

Going around the north shore of Superior I managed to run out of gas twice. :cry
Forum: GPS 101 - Which GPS For Me 06-23-2014, 06:24 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,231
Posted By Merlin III
There is a learning curve, but Tyre (free...

There is a learning curve, but Tyre (free version) works fairly seamlessly with Google Earth. You can develop a route in Tyre and switch back and forth with Google Earth and incorporate all Google...
Forum: GPS 101 - Which GPS For Me 06-23-2014, 05:58 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,231
Posted By Merlin III
I agree about Basecamp. What doesn't Google...

I agree about Basecamp. What doesn't Google Earth do that you want it to do? It is one powerful program.
Forum: The Rockies It's all downhill from here... 06-23-2014, 05:27 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 350
Posted By Merlin III
Bump

Bump
Forum: Northeast - Greater Flugistan and home of the carpet baggers. 06-23-2014, 05:19 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,090
Posted By Merlin III
IMO, State Park camping is the overall best...

IMO, State Park camping is the overall best choice, but as noted, 4th of July will see those sites getting booked soon. Silver Lake State Park, VT, as mentioned by another poster, is where the...
Forum: Northeast - Greater Flugistan and home of the carpet baggers. 06-23-2014, 04:22 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 645
Posted By Merlin III
I really think State governments are no longer...

I really think State governments are no longer necessary. This scenario is just plain stupid.

I still recommend that you go down and talk to your issuer of plates in NY. Here it is the towns....
Forum: Northeast - Greater Flugistan and home of the carpet baggers. 06-23-2014, 09:49 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 645
Posted By Merlin III
This is how you do it in ME and I will bet every...

This is how you do it in ME and I will bet every State follows basically the same procedure.

In ME you go to your town where you usually register your bike and get a 7 day temporary plate for a...
Forum: Ride reports 06-22-2014, 06:53 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,973
Posted By Merlin III
I think that route is cold all year. I did it a...

I think that route is cold all year. I did it a couple years ago and found myself putting every piece of clothing I had on including the rainsuit to keep out the wind. I found myself chiding myself...
Forum: Americas 06-22-2014, 06:34 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,766
Posted By Merlin III
I always insist on seeing the room first. This is...

I always insist on seeing the room first. This is based bad experiences such as really dirty rooms, or sheets that have obviously been slept in by someone else.:mad?
Forum: Ride reports 06-22-2014, 03:14 AM
Replies: 115
Views: 10,873
Posted By Merlin III
I appreciate the Google maps and routes. They...

I appreciate the Google maps and routes. They will come in handy for me later this year.
Forum: Layin' down tracks 06-21-2014, 04:03 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 781
Posted By Merlin III
Tyre. It is free and works pretty good. ...

Tyre. It is free and works pretty good.

http://www.tyretotravel.com/download-tyre/
Forum: Equipment 06-21-2014, 10:51 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,126
Posted By Merlin III
For motorcycle camping I got a Catoma tent. I...

For motorcycle camping I got a Catoma tent. I can set it up in about 1 minute. It is great when you have to do set up in the rain. It is an "unbrella" type frame that snaps into place. It is not...
Forum: Americas 06-20-2014, 05:45 PM
Replies: 23,606
Views: 1,796,677
Posted By Merlin III
+1

+1
Forum: Latin America 06-20-2014, 04:47 PM
Replies: 421
Views: 68,002
Posted By Merlin III
Risk assessment is the operative term one should...

Risk assessment is the operative term one should always have no matter where they are. I just got word an old friend was shot outside of MX City where a gunman robbed him and his wife. They...
Forum: The Garage 06-20-2014, 10:23 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,324
Posted By Merlin III
It was only meant to be a light hearted, humorous...

It was only meant to be a light hearted, humorous comment on my part. Sorry if it came across differently. No offense intended.

It is apparent that the engine will only run as long as you...
Forum: Ride reports 06-20-2014, 04:49 AM
Replies: 91
Views: 16,755
Posted By Merlin III
As a side note, what is this "Senior Trip" thing....

As a side note, what is this "Senior Trip" thing. I believe that is a tradition which isn't practiced around these parts, at least neither me or my adult kids are familiar with the concept? In any...
Forum: Ride reports 06-19-2014, 05:58 PM
Replies: 91
Views: 16,755
Posted By Merlin III
Yes, best wishes! I will be following your...

Yes, best wishes! I will be following your RR!:clap
Forum: The Garage 06-19-2014, 10:48 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,324
Posted By Merlin III
Not so fast big guy! :1drink The OP said: " It...

Not so fast big guy! :1drink The OP said: " It will aaaaalmost start, but just won't get going, (with starting fluid). That reinforces the idea that it isn't getting gas. Starting fluid (gaseous...
Forum: Road warriors 06-18-2014, 08:03 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 512
Posted By Merlin III
A lot of riders, especially urban riders, use...

A lot of riders, especially urban riders, use their rear brakes almost exclusively while traveling at low speeds. It all depends on how much stop and go you do. 6 thou is on the low side, but I...
Forum: The Garage 06-18-2014, 07:51 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,324
Posted By Merlin III
If you are getting spark then it means you aren't...

If you are getting spark then it means you aren't getting fuel. Spark and good fuel will ignite.

Stupid question, but did you turn on the gas peacock underneath the motor? Did you disconnect...
Forum: GS Boxers 06-17-2014, 04:31 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 611
Posted By Merlin III
No obvious leaks? Do you have the original brake...

No obvious leaks? Do you have the original brake lines? They do need to be replaced at some point. As I recall, they tend to disintegrate from the inside.
Forum: Ride reports 06-17-2014, 04:07 PM
Replies: 253
Views: 41,906
Posted By Merlin III
Nice video Skippy! I ride that area quite a bit...

Nice video Skippy! I ride that area quite a bit and have stayed in both of those motels. And yes, it rains every time I am in that area. It would help me follow your posts if there were dates...
Forum: Ride reports 06-16-2014, 01:01 PM
Replies: 122
Views: 18,902
Posted By Merlin III
It is great to see everything coming together for...

It is great to see everything coming together for you. :clap
Forum: Ride reports 06-16-2014, 04:38 AM
Replies: 286
Views: 80,530
Posted By Merlin III
I think if one asks the question they already...

I think if one asks the question they already know the answer. Run it by an on site professional for your own peace of mind.
Forum: Ride reports 06-15-2014, 04:25 PM
Replies: 122
Views: 18,902
Posted By Merlin III
Wow! Very nice surprise ending. :clap:clap:clap

Wow! Very nice surprise ending. :clap:clap:clap
Forum: Ride reports 06-15-2014, 05:51 AM
Replies: 1,291
Views: 327,322
Posted By Merlin III
Korean food? Hmmm..........I think you just...

Korean food? Hmmm..........I think you just motivated me to go out and find a Korean Restaurant and try some. :ear
Forum: Ride reports 06-15-2014, 05:46 AM
Replies: 115
Views: 10,873
Posted By Merlin III
Looking forward to your RR! :clap

Looking forward to your RR! :clap
Forum: Ride reports 06-14-2014, 04:37 PM
Replies: 286
Views: 80,530
Posted By Merlin III
Laugh I never could understand this sports stuff, but...

I never could understand this sports stuff, but I'll gladly attend all the after parties they want to throw. Enjoy! http://d26ya5yqg8yyvs.cloudfront.net/Laughing.gif
Forum: Canada 06-13-2014, 04:45 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 997
Posted By Merlin III
I have never taken alcohol across the border. It...

I have never taken alcohol across the border. It may be legal (from other posts), but for me it makes me think that it may be viewed as a "red flag" and lead to greater scrutiny. Canada has...
Forum: Canada 06-12-2014, 04:35 AM
Replies: 41
Views: 1,564
Posted By Merlin III
:nod

:nod
Forum: Ride reports 06-12-2014, 04:24 AM
Replies: 122
Views: 18,902
Posted By Merlin III
:clap:clap:clap

:clap:clap:clap
Forum: Equipment 06-11-2014, 06:08 AM
Replies: 52
Views: 3,646
Posted By Merlin III
Helmet mounting is okay. However, even that can...

Helmet mounting is okay. However, even that can be unsafe, at least in my case. I came very close to getting broadsided while turning my head to discretely photo a lovely lady in a city...
Forum: Canada 06-11-2014, 05:56 AM
Replies: 41
Views: 1,564
Posted By Merlin III
Possibly he is thinking of the old "Newfi" jokes?...

Possibly he is thinking of the old "Newfi" jokes? Of course they are, as I am sure the OP knows, just jokes. Come to think of it though, some of the first settlers in New Brunswick and Nova Scotia,...
Forum: Ride reports 06-11-2014, 05:29 AM
Replies: 105
Views: 12,780
Posted By Merlin III
And then there is this video: ...

And then there is this video:

http://videos.howstuffworks.com/discovery/32184-bear-feeding-frenzy-campsite-bear-attack-video.htm

Didn't mean to hijack the thread. Carry on.
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