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Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 10-25-2014, 07:32 AM
Replies: 48
Views: 1,730
Posted By Boondox
This. My bikes are quiet as sewing machines, but...

This. My bikes are quiet as sewing machines, but to the general public we're all the same.
Forum: Hacks 10-22-2014, 05:37 PM
Replies: 82
Views: 8,433
Posted By Boondox
Got my DVD yesterday. Great packaging!...

Got my DVD yesterday. Great packaging! Unfortunately my DVD player is on the fritz! :cry
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 10-19-2014, 09:36 AM
Replies: 56
Views: 3,103
Posted By Boondox
Riding cross country on the Interstate is hardly...

Riding cross country on the Interstate is hardly an adventure! Like many here, I avoid the slab unless I really need to cover ground quickly, as in outrunning a big storm coming up behind me....
Forum: Hacks 10-19-2014, 07:48 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,192
Posted By Boondox
Claude is as honest and upfront as they come....

Claude is as honest and upfront as they come. Call Freedom. Talk to him. Mention your budget. He doesn't show prices on his Webpage because it's hard to standardize prices on custom work, but he has...
Forum: Hacks 10-13-2014, 06:25 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,223
Posted By Boondox
It's just you

It's just you
Forum: Hacks 10-11-2014, 01:58 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 2,817
Posted By Boondox
Obstructing traffic?

Obstructing traffic?
Forum: Equipment 10-06-2014, 03:02 PM
Replies: 76
Views: 15,677
Posted By Boondox
Good thing you mentioned the flag. I was about to...

Good thing you mentioned the flag. I was about to tell you that port and starboard were reversed!
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 10-04-2014, 03:25 PM
Replies: 55
Views: 4,660
Posted By Boondox
Isn't Florida a Stand Your Ground state? :deal

Isn't Florida a Stand Your Ground state? :deal
Forum: Hacks 09-30-2014, 05:58 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 805
Posted By Boondox
Count us in if you reach Vermont, but you must...

Count us in if you reach Vermont, but you must love dogs if you stop here.
Forum: Hacks 09-29-2014, 07:22 PM
Replies: 1,170
Views: 313,492
Posted By Boondox
Hey Dave, we peaked yesterday in the northern...

Hey Dave, we peaked yesterday in the northern highlands, and it's spreading down and south in its usual manner. We've had two light frosts but nothing hard yet.

It was good meeting you in St Paul....
Forum: Pics, pics, pics... 09-28-2014, 05:39 PM
Replies: 1,954
Views: 353,307
Posted By Boondox
http://i444.photobucket.com/albums/qq164/Tadcaster...

http://i444.photobucket.com/albums/qq164/TadcasterDog/Dogs/Barley/DSC_0002_zpsd6d444b3.jpg (http://s444.photobucket.com/user/TadcasterDog/media/Dogs/Barley/DSC_0002_zpsd6d444b3.jpg.html)
Forum: Hacks 09-27-2014, 05:34 PM
Replies: 1,170
Views: 313,492
Posted By Boondox
http://i444.photobucket.com/albums/qq164/Tadcaster...

http://i444.photobucket.com/albums/qq164/TadcasterDog/Dogs/Barley/DSC_0002_zpsd6d444b3.jpg (http://s444.photobucket.com/user/TadcasterDog/media/Dogs/Barley/DSC_0002_zpsd6d444b3.jpg.html)
Forum: Americas 09-22-2014, 05:43 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 545
Posted By Boondox
100 is a good baseline, but bear in mind that...

100 is a good baseline, but bear in mind that foliage peaks high and north to low and south (except for the occasional brilliant soft maple in swampy low-lying areas). If you look at a map you'll see...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 09-16-2014, 03:52 PM
Replies: 65
Views: 4,220
Posted By Boondox
Funny that I responded just yesterday. Today I...

Funny that I responded just yesterday. Today I had a close call.

I had an aggressive tailgater behind me on the morning commute. Ahead were three cars. The lead car had no brake lights or turn...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 09-15-2014, 04:28 PM
Replies: 65
Views: 4,220
Posted By Boondox
Been riding street since 1974 (dirt four years...

Been riding street since 1974 (dirt four years before that). Never had a crash on the road, though situational awareness has enabled me to avoid several.

During mandatory MC training in the Marine...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 09-14-2014, 07:50 AM
Replies: 80
Views: 10,345
Posted By Boondox
Actually I only know one other person with a...

Actually I only know one other person with a Prius. This one is my wife's car but I drive it now and then. It's surprisingly peppy for a tiny car (except for uphill) so I'm surprised they are driven...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 09-14-2014, 05:20 AM
Replies: 80
Views: 10,345
Posted By Boondox
If I put a Road Captain decal on the side of my...

If I put a Road Captain decal on the side of my Prius, pulled in front of a pirate parade and blocked them so my 40 buddies in their Priuses could pull out safely, then proceeded down the highway...
Forum: Hacks 09-12-2014, 11:30 AM
Replies: 82
Views: 8,433
Posted By Boondox
Beautiful movie, and some great footage of Ned...

Beautiful movie, and some great footage of Ned and Kirby (two I was really hoping to meet last year on our way thru WA) and Rhonda and Mooloo (we met in Wisconsin last summer as we passed thru)!
Forum: Hacks 09-10-2014, 06:36 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 875
Posted By Boondox
Depends on the hack. On my Hannigan, from certain...

Depends on the hack. On my Hannigan, from certain angles the rear hack blinker isn't visible so I left both lights on the bike uncovered. Others, with the blinker mounted up high on the fender, don't...
Forum: Americas 09-10-2014, 05:32 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 779
Posted By Boondox
It's possible to make the trip with a minimum of...

It's possible to make the trip with a minimum of slabs. Some of the US highways are scenic, will give you opportunities to see the nation you'd never have on the slab, and still allow you to make...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 09-10-2014, 05:12 AM
Replies: 34,492
Views: 8,487,328
Posted By Boondox
The police unions would complain about the loss...

The police unions would complain about the loss of jobs...
Forum: Hacks 09-09-2014, 03:51 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 779
Posted By Boondox
I bought my rig from Hannigan, but a couple years...

I bought my rig from Hannigan, but a couple years later had the subframe and mounts completely rebuilt by Claude. The quality of his work and the sportiness of the ride after his mods were head and...
Forum: GS Boxers 09-07-2014, 03:31 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 650
Posted By Boondox
Touche! But I was actually yelled at by a BMW...

Touche! But I was actually yelled at by a BMW tech once for tapping into that green wire. Being a sensitive guy, I don't want to risk being dumped on again. :D
Forum: GS Boxers 09-07-2014, 01:33 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 650
Posted By Boondox
2012 GSA trigger wire for relay?

I need a trigger wire for the AP2 relay. Was planning on using the hot wire to the tail light, but the lock that holds the top case in place on this new to me bike is not opening so till I unfreeze...
Forum: Northeast - Greater Flugistan and home of the carpet baggers. 09-02-2014, 06:21 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,141
Posted By Boondox
I got bored with the speed limit on the BRP and...

I got bored with the speed limit on the BRP and had to take regular breaks on the twisty side roads. Skyline was insufferable with that 35mph limit.

Next time I head south I'll take the more...
Forum: Americas 08-31-2014, 11:38 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,267
Posted By Boondox
I have Progressive but when I called to ask if,...

I have Progressive but when I called to ask if, say, the final drive failed and could only be repaired by a BMW dealer, they told me they would only tow to the nearest MC dealer even if it was...
Forum: Northeast - Greater Flugistan and home of the carpet baggers. 08-31-2014, 04:27 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 981
Posted By Boondox
Pick up the cartoon looking map at the front desk...

Pick up the cartoon looking map at the front desk of most resorts and restaurants. It'll come in handy.

Smugglers' Notch for hiking. Or if you're into less of a vertical challenge do the Pinnacle...
Forum: GS Boxers 08-30-2014, 05:06 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 2,901
Posted By Boondox
I have ESA on one of my bikes but not the other....

I have ESA on one of my bikes but not the other. As originally setup for the archetypal 160 pound German I found it worthless. At my weight (215) I just kept it on the firmest setting. When the rear...
Forum: Americas 08-27-2014, 05:08 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,267
Posted By Boondox
I got the Good Sam Club premium plan for $70...

I got the Good Sam Club premium plan for $70 before last year's Vermont to the Pacific and back trip. They promised free towing to the nearest qualified BMW shop even if it was 800 miles away. Never...
Forum: Hacks 08-25-2014, 09:28 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,559
Posted By Boondox
Hmmm, Barley is getting old and I was just...

Hmmm, Barley is getting old and I was just thinking the MOA rally in Billings (July) was too far too hot for him. But Sturgis in June...
Forum: GS Boxers 08-24-2014, 04:28 AM
Replies: 95
Views: 7,822
Posted By Boondox
Good point! This is on my 2012 GSA (2-wheeler,...

Good point! This is on my 2012 GSA (2-wheeler, not the sidecar rig). In my part of rural Vermont 3/4 of the roads are unpaved, and due to our harsh winters decent pavement is rare and doesn't last...
Forum: GS Boxers 08-23-2014, 05:33 PM
Replies: 95
Views: 7,822
Posted By Boondox
Thanks for the voices of experience! When...

Thanks for the voices of experience!

When you say they suck in wet, does that include wet pavement? The marketing fluff says the grooves shed water better than a blow dryer.
Forum: GS Boxers 08-23-2014, 04:38 PM
Replies: 95
Views: 7,822
Posted By Boondox
Now that the Anakee 3 has been out for a while...

I have two sets of wheels so I can switch back and forth depending on the type of ride I plan. One has TKC 80s. The other has more of a 50/50 tire. In the past I've always used Tourances but as the...
Forum: Northeast - Greater Flugistan and home of the carpet baggers. 08-23-2014, 03:16 PM
Replies: 4,383
Views: 278,477
Posted By Boondox
Ack! I just rode past that on my way home from...

Ack! I just rode past that on my way home from picking up my new GSA! Even thought about getting a pic of it, but kept on going!
Forum: Hacks 08-23-2014, 01:48 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 3,223
Posted By Boondox
A hack is incredibly easy to push, but you get in...

A hack is incredibly easy to push, but you get in the habit of checking out the ground level before parking.
Forum: GS Boxers 08-19-2014, 12:00 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 2,055
Posted By Boondox
I went from an 07 GS to a '10 GSA and it was a...

I went from an 07 GS to a '10 GSA and it was a huge improvement. Test rode a 14 GSAW and after considering the entire package I stayed with my 2010. Both are excellent bikes, but the camhead meets my...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 08-17-2014, 04:26 AM
Replies: 143
Views: 13,290
Posted By Boondox
Harley, or any cruiser, isn't my cup of tea....

Harley, or any cruiser, isn't my cup of tea. Raised on dirt bikes, I just never could learn to like the ergos. Ditto for crotch rockets. Plus I still have a fondness for the dirt, for the ability to...
Forum: GS Boxers 08-15-2014, 04:00 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 951
Posted By Boondox
Wilber with black springs. Happy

Wilber with black springs. Happy
Forum: Americas 08-13-2014, 06:37 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 603
Posted By Boondox
Can't speak to the route as NJ has always been a...

Can't speak to the route as NJ has always been a place to avoid, but can offer a couple of suggestions for your visit to Woodstock.

The Marshfield/Rockefeller historical site is open to tours....
Forum: Pics, pics, pics... 08-08-2014, 06:27 PM
Replies: 1,947
Views: 1,084,172
Posted By Boondox
Barley and I got pulled in NY state on the way...

Barley and I got pulled in NY state on the way back from Minnesota. Turns out the sheriff was just curious about hacks in general and traveling with a dog in particular.
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