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Forum: Northeast - Greater Flugistan and home of the carpet baggers. Yesterday, 06:00 PM
Replies: 290
Views: 34,921
Posted By FreeTheBeast
Cool2 Thanks.

Thanks for the info and ride report. Good to see what the roads look like. Still a little way off from good conditions, but not too far off. :clap
Forum: Airheads 04-16-2015, 04:17 PM
Replies: 278
Views: 34,069
Posted By FreeTheBeast
Laugh Yeah!

It's done! I'll get a video or at least photos at the weekend. It should prove to be much better than before.

Short barrels.
High compression Venolia pistons.
New heads.
Racing valve...
Forum: Northeast - Greater Flugistan and home of the carpet baggers. 04-15-2015, 06:28 PM
Replies: 290
Views: 34,921
Posted By FreeTheBeast
Cool2 It's been kind of dry...

I hope the dirt roads are drying and firming up. :evil
Forum: Northeast - Greater Flugistan and home of the carpet baggers. 04-10-2015, 03:38 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 656
Posted By FreeTheBeast
Thumb Will try...

This is a great ride with fine people. I hope I can make it.

I hope you and the family are doing OK, Wade. Keep movin' on.


Video from 2011 (YT has muted the music)

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Forum: Northeast - Greater Flugistan and home of the carpet baggers. 04-09-2015, 03:59 AM
Replies: 48,155
Views: 2,975,554
Posted By FreeTheBeast
Cool2 Ick.

Piss off, Don.


:super
Forum: Northeast - Greater Flugistan and home of the carpet baggers. 03-31-2015, 07:52 AM
Replies: 48,155
Views: 2,975,554
Posted By FreeTheBeast
Laugh got it

Calendar shows clear that weekend. I'll have a rummage around for stuff.

Or maybe just make a day ride out of it. :~)
Forum: Northeast - Greater Flugistan and home of the carpet baggers. 03-29-2015, 05:36 PM
Replies: 48,155
Views: 2,975,554
Posted By FreeTheBeast
Laugh The mighty unload

I need to clean out my garage of accumulated stuff. Wenzitgonnabe?

http://aphillips66.smugmug.com/Motorcycles/2twisted-Swap-Meet/i-SCJcNsh/0/L/IMG_1899-L.jpg
Forum: Thumpers 03-19-2015, 10:51 AM
Replies: 6,429
Views: 1,430,078
Posted By FreeTheBeast
Thumb I see!

I can see that now. :D
Forum: Thumpers 03-19-2015, 07:39 AM
Replies: 6,429
Views: 1,430,078
Posted By FreeTheBeast
Laugh Battery Low indicator...

That indicator in the control panel for RB (replace battery) is for the small battery in the instrument display unit. There's a button battery (like a digital watch battery) inside the unit. It...
Forum: Northeast - Greater Flugistan and home of the carpet baggers. 03-19-2015, 05:40 AM
Replies: 290
Views: 34,921
Posted By FreeTheBeast
Perhaps...

The roads in the southern part of the state will definitely be rideable earlier. Many of the roads have houses and provide access to lakes, etc. The weather favors the south, too. Spring should...
Forum: Northeast - Greater Flugistan and home of the carpet baggers. 03-19-2015, 05:08 AM
Replies: 290
Views: 34,921
Posted By FreeTheBeast
Cool2 Long, cold Winter

There is still a lot of snow on the ground. Temperatures haven't been above the melting point very much. Will this Winter ever end? I'm guessing the road conditions are going to be pretty awful...
Forum: Thumpers 03-19-2015, 05:04 AM
Replies: 6,429
Views: 1,430,078
Posted By FreeTheBeast
Cool2 Nice!

That's going to be a good time. I'm a little bit envious. :~)

:thumb
Forum: Thumpers 03-13-2015, 05:16 PM
Replies: 6,429
Views: 1,430,078
Posted By FreeTheBeast
Cool2 Yzu

YZU, what you're describing doesn't sound too unfamiliar. I wonder if anyone ever said these bikes are without issues. Mine often stalls. Sometimes when hitting the starter button, it protests...
Forum: Airheads 03-12-2015, 05:47 PM
Replies: 278
Views: 34,069
Posted By FreeTheBeast
Cool2 Avon tires

Avon AM18 120/80/VB18 Super Venom. You're right about the front.
Forum: Racing 03-08-2015, 05:09 AM
Replies: 662
Views: 42,712
Posted By FreeTheBeast
Eh? Cripes!

I hope you guys recover fully and quickly. It's never good to hear about injuries...and stolen vehicles.
Forum: Racing 03-07-2015, 03:25 AM
Replies: 662
Views: 42,712
Posted By FreeTheBeast
Cool2 Best of luck today

I wish everyone the best of luck. Race well. Be safe. I'm sorry that I'm missing the race this year. It's always good to see everyone.
...
Forum: Thumpers 03-05-2015, 08:16 AM
Replies: 6,429
Views: 1,430,078
Posted By FreeTheBeast
Ghost rider?

So, that's weird.
Forum: Thumpers 03-03-2015, 03:15 AM
Replies: 6,429
Views: 1,430,078
Posted By FreeTheBeast
Cool2 I think you're right...

Yup. Very difficult to find that sweet spot.

Based on your riding situation, I would suggest putting some money toward suspension on your 650 X/Challenge. With improved suspension, that's not a...
Forum: Airheads 03-01-2015, 06:51 AM
Replies: 278
Views: 34,069
Posted By FreeTheBeast
Cool2 Time for a new motor

The old stock motor held up for three race seasons. Then, after the final race last Summer, it gave up on the cool down lap.

It appears the lifter broke, which caused the exhaust valve to shear...
Forum: Airheads 03-01-2015, 06:34 AM
Replies: 1,326
Views: 730,299
Posted By FreeTheBeast
Thumb Very nice!

I like that a lot.
Forum: Thumpers 03-01-2015, 04:13 AM
Replies: 6,429
Views: 1,430,078
Posted By FreeTheBeast
Cool2 Pm

I sent you a PM, Jef. Think wisely. :evil
Forum: Thumpers 02-12-2015, 01:58 PM
Replies: 6,429
Views: 1,430,078
Posted By FreeTheBeast
Thumb Nope

I've been riding it in Winter for many years now. No issues.
Forum: Racing 02-09-2015, 08:37 PM
Replies: 662
Views: 42,712
Posted By FreeTheBeast
Laugh GPS time

As Jason said, GPS time should be right on time with rally time. They all reference official atomic clock time. I used to use a digital wristwatch lashed to the handlebar, but then found the GPS...
Forum: Thumpers 02-09-2015, 08:52 AM
Replies: 6,429
Views: 1,430,078
Posted By FreeTheBeast
Thumb Out in the snow...

http://aphillips66.smugmug.com/Motorcycles/Winter-trail-ride-7FEB15/i-VW4Mc78/0/L/IMG_9775-L.jpg (http://aphillips66.smugmug.com/Motorcycles/Winter-trail-ride-7FEB15/i-VW4Mc78)
Forum: Pics, pics, pics... 02-09-2015, 08:51 AM
Replies: 1,753
Views: 472,460
Posted By FreeTheBeast
Cool2 Sharing the sled trails

Trail bikes are allowed in the New Hampshire state parks during Winter.

http://aphillips66.smugmug.com/Motorcycles/Winter-trail-ride-7FEB15/i-S6DJ9Fj/0/L/IMG_9774-L.jpg
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Forum: Thumpers 01-31-2015, 06:16 AM
Replies: 6,429
Views: 1,430,078
Posted By FreeTheBeast
Thumb Heal up

Good luck with the recovery.

That's beautiful country you were riding in.
Forum: GS Boxers 01-29-2015, 08:39 AM
Replies: 3,330
Views: 1,117,482
Posted By FreeTheBeast
Cool2 Not a fav picture, but...

I've had the seats recovered with leather. Gel pads were placed in the seat foam. BMW Motorsport (or Williams Martini F1?) colors added to the rear seat for a bit of uniqueness.

...
Forum: Thumpers 01-03-2015, 06:04 AM
Replies: 6,429
Views: 1,430,078
Posted By FreeTheBeast
Question So....?

So, what should I look for? KTM 450 wheels? Any KTM wheels in the appropriate size? I owned a KTM for about a month, once.

Thanks.
Forum: Thumpers 01-02-2015, 11:16 AM
Replies: 6,429
Views: 1,430,078
Posted By FreeTheBeast
Correct...

The closed loop is high power. Open is low power setting.
Forum: Thumpers 01-02-2015, 07:04 AM
Replies: 6,429
Views: 1,430,078
Posted By FreeTheBeast
Question Anyone have a set of wheels to sell?

Does anyone have a used set of wheels for the 450 that are no longer needed? I've just put Trelleborgs on my bike for the Winter season. They are a pain in the ass to mount. I just thought I'd see...
Forum: Thumpers 12-24-2014, 06:44 AM
Replies: 6,429
Views: 1,430,078
Posted By FreeTheBeast
SpeedBrain kit

MAX had a SpeedBrain kit in stock. It may have been the very last one anywhere. I just looked at the SpeedBrain site...could not find it.

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Forum: Thumpers 12-23-2014, 03:38 PM
Replies: 6,429
Views: 1,430,078
Posted By FreeTheBeast
480

Well, here's the old piston...


http://aphillips66.smugmug.com/Motorcycles/BMW-G450X-black423/i-Sd9ghQc/0/L/IMG_2625-L.jpg

I think the 480 kit includes only the cylinder and piston. Original...
Forum: Northeast - Greater Flugistan and home of the carpet baggers. 12-22-2014, 06:30 AM
Replies: 4,760
Views: 296,262
Posted By FreeTheBeast
Cool2 Ransom Eli Olds...

REO Speedwagon, no?



http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/en/5/5b/YouCanTuneaPianoButYouCantTunaFish.jpg
Forum: Thumpers 12-21-2014, 05:30 PM
Replies: 6,429
Views: 1,430,078
Posted By FreeTheBeast
Thumb That was fun!

That was a really fun stage. It's better to chase and catch someone than it is to keep in front, no? :clap
Forum: Thumpers 12-20-2014, 06:18 PM
Replies: 6,429
Views: 1,430,078
Posted By FreeTheBeast
Cool2 +30

I now have a 480. Can I still contribute to this thread. :D

http://aphillips66.smugmug.com/Motorcycles/BMW-G450X-black423/i-pF2NKwj/0/L/IMG_2615-L.jpg
Forum: GS Boxers 12-18-2014, 04:18 AM
Replies: 3,330
Views: 1,117,482
Posted By FreeTheBeast
Cool2 From the archives

I have pulled this one from the archives. It was late May, 2005. This picture even made the AdvRider front page rotation for a while.
...
Forum: Northeast - Greater Flugistan and home of the carpet baggers. 12-13-2014, 04:00 AM
Replies: 48,155
Views: 2,975,554
Posted By FreeTheBeast
Woulda, but can't...

Great idea, EC. Splendid, in fact. I'm sure it will be a very nice time. I'd love to see all y'all.

I'll be off to the in-laws. Maybe I should rent a bike out there again...:evil

...
Forum: GS Boxers 12-11-2014, 05:12 PM
Replies: 3,330
Views: 1,117,482
Posted By FreeTheBeast
Cool2 June 19, 2004

On a ride with some friends out to New York from New Hampshire when that '04 GSA was still nearly new. This was on the Mohawk Trail in Massachusetts.
...
Forum: GS Boxers 11-22-2014, 02:29 PM
Replies: 3,330
Views: 1,117,482
Posted By FreeTheBeast
Cool2 New Hampshire

November 22, 2014 New Hampshire, USA 35˚F 2014 GS-W Adventure

http://aphillips66.smugmug.com/Motorcycles/BMW-R1200GSW-Adventure/i-3ZcpXmb/0/L/IMG_2570-L.jpg


One year earlier. 1988...
Forum: Northeast - Greater Flugistan and home of the carpet baggers. 11-15-2014, 03:27 AM
Replies: 290
Views: 34,921
Posted By FreeTheBeast
Laugh Great ride!

Looks like a fantastic ride. :freaky
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