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Forum: Northeast - Greater Flugistan and home of the carpet baggers. 04-19-2014, 06:53 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 482
Posted By rainmaker8
looking forward to it!

Every year I learn more. Gear makes a big difference. Riding within one's limits is another obvious one ;)
For some reason last year Saturday was a big turnout, but Sunday just a few of us...
Forum: Beasts 11-18-2013, 06:01 AM
Replies: 443
Views: 122,657
Posted By rainmaker8
did you search the Yahoo forum?

lots of good advice! good folks :D
(...but also the typical quantity of garbage banter...) :puke2

http://groups.yahoo.com/neo/groups/Cagiva_Gran_Canyon2/conversations/messages
Forum: Beasts 08-28-2013, 07:27 AM
Replies: 443
Views: 122,657
Posted By rainmaker8
yes that IS a Gran Canyon in his photo!

...just stripped of all body, fairing, original fuel tanks...
Forum: Beasts 08-26-2013, 03:29 PM
Replies: 443
Views: 122,657
Posted By rainmaker8
spare Cagiva frame and rolling chassis available

If you want to do this project, come get my parts before I get tempted to do it!
http://advrider.com/forums/showthread.php?p=22200326
Forum: Beasts 08-26-2013, 03:18 PM
Replies: 63
Views: 14,622
Posted By rainmaker8
spare frame available as rolling chassis

I am thinking about selling my spare bike...

see my description in the Parts section:
http://advrider.com/forums/showthread.php?p=22200326
Forum: Northeast - Greater Flugistan and home of the carpet baggers. 08-08-2013, 07:33 AM
Replies: 1,761
Views: 96,605
Posted By rainmaker8
close to Davenport?

... looks to be close to the new NYST track (road race course)...
:scratch

If that's the case I may be there sooner than later, but not with knobbies!
:evil
Forum: Northeast - Greater Flugistan and home of the carpet baggers. 08-01-2013, 07:06 AM
Replies: 414
Views: 18,591
Posted By rainmaker8
nice roads and trails!

Oh my GOSH what amazing roads and trails! :clap
I guess you can't call them all roads... sure they are all essentially "public" and wide enough for a truck, but dang it can get rough in some...
Forum: Northeast - Greater Flugistan and home of the carpet baggers. 07-30-2013, 06:19 AM
Replies: 414
Views: 18,591
Posted By rainmaker8
PRE ride count me in

:clap YES I would like to join for preride and the main event.

3 of us plan to attend the scheduled ride at least one day, Saturday and maybe Sunday, for the dirty dual sport ride.
-XR 400
-KTM...
Forum: Northeast - Greater Flugistan and home of the carpet baggers. 07-24-2013, 05:57 AM
Replies: 8,307
Views: 479,369
Posted By rainmaker8
question about group rides...

You raise a good question! Don't rely on the forum alone... some of the best "local" riding is discovered by just going out and exploring and meeting people that have lived in the area for a while...
Forum: Beasts 06-24-2013, 04:44 PM
Replies: 443
Views: 122,657
Posted By rainmaker8
contacts along Jehu's route

I'm near Kingston NY at the base of the Catskill mountains, near the reservoirs and in the middle of the great Hudson Valley!

If you are inclined to spend any time in NY state you might want to...
Forum: Northeast - Greater Flugistan and home of the carpet baggers. 06-24-2013, 04:29 PM
Replies: 8,307
Views: 479,369
Posted By rainmaker8
Eek kizmet or synchronicity or other oddball words to describe...

...when things happen with great coincidence:
I was just here at that exact spot yesterday with my moto guys to meet them for a ride. we were talking about riding dirt bikes. I said that I guy I...
Forum: Northeast - Greater Flugistan and home of the carpet baggers. 05-27-2013, 10:32 PM
Replies: 414
Views: 18,591
Posted By rainmaker8
have fun at NYST road course!

cool. which event do you plan to ride? :ear
I'm coaching with NYST on my Ducati 748.
I think you'll have fun on the little 650... as the back section is very technical with a lot of tricky...
Forum: Northeast - Greater Flugistan and home of the carpet baggers. 04-21-2013, 06:49 AM
Replies: 414
Views: 18,591
Posted By rainmaker8
eager to ride it again

... except this time I'll bring the right eye protection / helmet combination ! :fpalm

I'll be right there on your dual sport ride. Thank you in advance for all your hard work in organizing this....
Forum: Beasts 12-15-2012, 07:04 AM
Replies: 443
Views: 122,657
Posted By rainmaker8
skid plate for Cagiva GC

Here's link to the yahoo group:
http://autos.groups.yahoo.com/group/Cagiva_Gran_Canyon2/messages

A member is trying to organize a group purchase of custom skid plates and center-stands and maybe...
Forum: Northeast - Greater Flugistan and home of the carpet baggers. 10-07-2012, 07:38 AM
Replies: 8,307
Views: 479,369
Posted By rainmaker8
suggeston: identify the found tag in your post

I agree. It might also help avoid repeat tags if those that find the tag also mention what and where it was in the 'got' post, for those that search the thread to check for old tags...
The map is...
Forum: Northeast - Greater Flugistan and home of the carpet baggers. 10-05-2012, 03:49 PM
Replies: 8,307
Views: 479,369
Posted By rainmaker8
late to Snyders Tavern on 28A

bruced !

Here's our arrival this afternoon:
(with Opinion914)

<a...
Forum: Airheads 10-02-2012, 06:27 AM
Replies: 1,523
Views: 137,308
Posted By rainmaker8
I'm fueled up and ready! :evil Congratulations...

I'm fueled up and ready! :evil
Congratulations and welcome home.
Forum: Northeast - Greater Flugistan and home of the carpet baggers. 10-02-2012, 06:24 AM
Replies: 8,307
Views: 479,369
Posted By rainmaker8
Snyders Tavern on 28A

Good one. That's been on my list of tags... I'll go back with you, Kevin.
Forum: Some Assembly Required 09-12-2012, 07:18 PM
Replies: 114
Views: 23,594
Posted By rainmaker8
nice project.

I've been toying with the idea of building my own electric moto. Even got a spare rolling chassis waiting...
But it's a slightly larger frame intended to perhaps hold more battery packs and...
Forum: Northeast - Greater Flugistan and home of the carpet baggers. 09-08-2012, 03:29 PM
Replies: 1,761
Views: 96,605
Posted By rainmaker8
sshhhhh....

careful... only those elite few of the TOR mafia can chastise others for reposting the same tags... :pierce
Forum: Northeast - Greater Flugistan and home of the carpet baggers. 09-08-2012, 03:25 PM
Replies: 8,307
Views: 479,369
Posted By rainmaker8
Bluhduh stealthy

interesting how a cool obscure motocross tag gets all the snarky TOR mafia commentary but the Hawks Nest slips by under the radar... :augie

(crickets...)
Forum: Thumpers 09-05-2012, 08:26 AM
Replies: 7,586
Views: 1,419,867
Posted By rainmaker8
electric start

I put an EX motor in a project bike XR frame and it worked, but does take a little tweaking, and locating the battery is an interesting challenge, among other things...

But then I found another...
Forum: Northeast - Greater Flugistan and home of the carpet baggers. 09-03-2012, 06:00 AM
Replies: 8,307
Views: 479,369
Posted By rainmaker8
how the heck do you remember all the tags!!!???

That's insane, with all due respect. Some of those threads have hundreds of pages, and over 2000 posts!
Multiply by 5 or 6 separate simultaneous TORs and it's a mind melter.
How do you keep track?...
Forum: Airheads 09-03-2012, 05:39 AM
Replies: 1,523
Views: 137,308
Posted By rainmaker8
delish

...that beast looks amazing.
:thumb
Forum: Northeast - Greater Flugistan and home of the carpet baggers. 09-02-2012, 01:23 PM
Replies: 8,307
Views: 479,369
Posted By rainmaker8
haha. at least it's moto related...

? Wha...? Which thread...? :huh
Forum: Northeast - Greater Flugistan and home of the carpet baggers. 09-02-2012, 11:40 AM
Replies: 8,307
Views: 479,369
Posted By rainmaker8
New tag!

Sorry it took so long, had to cut short last ride, then partied too late, and just discovered (the hard way) that my tank is indeed over 5 gallons... !

So here's new tag:
Hint it's between...
Forum: Northeast - Greater Flugistan and home of the carpet baggers. 09-02-2012, 10:31 AM
Replies: 8,307
Views: 479,369
Posted By rainmaker8
on the way...

... :evil
Forum: Northeast - Greater Flugistan and home of the carpet baggers. 08-31-2012, 09:38 AM
Replies: 8,307
Views: 479,369
Posted By rainmaker8
Iem ?

Is the "mystery" also guessing if it's even there?

For those of you, like me, that might not know... I had to research it too... (in no particular order):...
Forum: Northeast - Greater Flugistan and home of the carpet baggers. 08-31-2012, 07:53 AM
Replies: 8,307
Views: 479,369
Posted By rainmaker8
Tag GOT : Catskill Native Nursery

Picture of Cagiva:
<a href="http://s1165.photobucket.com/albums/q583/rainmaker8/?action=view&current=33D751CB-508F-4E91-93B1-5B50C95A3CD3-2423-000002F9E3857781.jpg" target="_blank"><img...
Forum: Northeast - Greater Flugistan and home of the carpet baggers. 08-27-2012, 01:11 PM
Replies: 433
Views: 21,938
Posted By rainmaker8
anybody care to share GPS tracks?

Hope it's not offensive to Fran or any of the coordinators that set up the route, but I was hoping to track it on my GPS but mine broke during the ride and now won't power on at all. D'oh!
I live...
Forum: Northeast - Greater Flugistan and home of the carpet baggers. 08-27-2012, 01:07 PM
Replies: 433
Views: 21,938
Posted By rainmaker8
silly me

Damn! We need more rain. Forgot my goggles (maybe pilfered from gear bag last winter for snowboarding???) and with my open helmet, I was choking down gobs of dust so by lunch on Saturday my eyes...
Forum: Northeast - Greater Flugistan and home of the carpet baggers. 08-15-2012, 05:40 AM
Replies: 433
Views: 21,938
Posted By rainmaker8
will my Dunlop D606 tires be toasted?

now that we are on the topic of tires :dhorse , ...will my knobby DOTs go the distance?
I hope to get the XR400 tuned and running 'better' (stubborn pumper carb :tough ) and it's got knobbies.
...
Forum: Northeast - Greater Flugistan and home of the carpet baggers. 07-09-2012, 08:48 AM
Replies: 433
Views: 21,938
Posted By rainmaker8
any more pre-rides?

bummed i missed it.
Any more pre-rides or see you in August?

I live relatively close and need to get my XR400 out for a spin for testing and tuning. (it's plated for street too)
Anybody up for...
Forum: Northeast - Greater Flugistan and home of the carpet baggers. 04-07-2012, 10:12 AM
Replies: 433
Views: 21,938
Posted By rainmaker8
recon ride!

I would like to join on recon runs, just notify when you want to go... and midweek is good too!
:p3rry

Turu
Forum: Thumpers 03-21-2012, 08:26 AM
Replies: 7,586
Views: 1,419,867
Posted By rainmaker8
Wicked XR400 REAR SHOCK lowered

Anybody interested in buying a stock rear shock that's been lowered?
It came with my used moto from a shorter rider, and sure enough measures 1/4" shorter off the bike full extension.
That...
Forum: Northeast - Greater Flugistan and home of the carpet baggers. 03-12-2012, 08:35 AM
Replies: 2,082
Views: 89,072
Posted By rainmaker8
let's ride dual sport!

wish I saw this earlier!
I've got an XR400 that's plated and I'm located between Ellenville and Kingston, or can trailer it farther. Would not have been ready anyway, trying to sort out some carb...
Forum: Ride reports 02-09-2012, 01:46 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 5,117
Posted By rainmaker8
loving it up here

Glad to ride most of those same roads myself!
Now let's do it again but dirt and gravel roads...

:wave
Forum: Old's Cool 12-12-2011, 04:37 AM
Replies: 2,404
Views: 533,887
Posted By rainmaker8
it's gone!

SOLD. Thank you!
Forum: Some Assembly Required 12-08-2011, 07:40 PM
Replies: 224
Views: 72,001
Posted By rainmaker8
nice to see your creations, but something feels incomplete

I distinctly remember other members of the team...
Look at those handsome dudes!

blast from the past.

Turu
#746
Forum: GPS Tracks - Northeast, Southeast & Florida 11-25-2011, 03:53 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 3,621
Posted By rainmaker8
heard there was a cafe there, run by super models?

i could be starting rumors, but my riding buddy says that a bunch of models from the city bought a cafe there but it's only open sometimes...? anybody know for sure?
dang, i'm so close i should...
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