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Forum: Day Trippin' 03-22-2013, 01:40 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 2,463
Posted By Mangle
Down the Keys and back? I can never bring...

Down the Keys and back?

I can never bring myself to do it. I need to stay on the islands for at least a few days to get sick of it or I'm too depressed leaving.

(Doesn't help that I'm usually...
Forum: Face plant 03-14-2013, 10:39 AM
Replies: 169
Views: 38,358
Posted By Mangle
Brutal thread. I think I'm going to ride home a...

Brutal thread. I think I'm going to ride home a little slower than I rode to work.
Forum: Trip Planning 03-13-2013, 10:55 AM
Replies: 103
Views: 60,088
Posted By Mangle
This is wonderful. I signed up my place. I intend...

This is wonderful. I signed up my place. I intend to use this resource, and the kindness of fellow riders, next time I do a distance trip.
Forum: Trip Planning 03-13-2013, 10:35 AM
Replies: 1,020
Views: 530,625
Posted By Mangle
Cool2 I'm down. Central Maryland, between...

I'm down.

Central Maryland, between Baltimore and Frederick. (Gamber, MD will put you within 2 miles.) 45 minutes south of Gettysburg, PA

Tire Machine
Bike Lift
Tools
WiFi with pretty good...
Forum: Trip Planning 03-13-2013, 07:52 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 3,119
Posted By Mangle
I agree with the above statements regarding being...

I agree with the above statements regarding being faster than predicted on backroads.

I've found that, when slab is involved, my time vs. google time departs with mileage. Under 100 miles I am...
Forum: Americas 03-12-2013, 11:38 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 440
Posted By Mangle
Well? How did it go?

Well? How did it go?
Forum: Americas 03-12-2013, 11:35 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 676
Posted By Mangle
Central Maryland

I'll send a PM, but here you go:

If you make it down to Maryland, let me know, I live in Central Maryland. If you get down this far, you may as well try to get to the Capital. It is a nice ride on...
Forum: Americas 03-12-2013, 11:15 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 352
Posted By Mangle
I live in Westminster, MD (about 45 minutes west...

I live in Westminster, MD (about 45 minutes west of Baltimore, about an hour from DC).

If you'd like to do a ride, I have a spare BMW R1100R that I could put you on for a day-ride up to...
Forum: Thumpers 02-22-2013, 12:19 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 4,295
Posted By Mangle
No photos yet, but I am in the process of...

No photos yet, but I am in the process of rebuilding the top-end of my new cl-100. It didn't run when I picked it up, and it turns out that the exhaust valve was bent.

New parts were ordered...
Forum: The Garage 10-11-2012, 11:56 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,255
Posted By Mangle
So this rep is claiming that the minor vibration...

So this rep is claiming that the minor vibration of an imbalanced wheel (must be minor if you didn't notice it) does more damage than the abuse of everyday riding, braking, rough roads, speed bumps,...
Forum: The Garage 10-11-2012, 11:50 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 3,744
Posted By Mangle
I don't know what to tell you, I run motorcycle...

I don't know what to tell you, I run motorcycle tires on all my cars.

Just kidding, just kidding.

In all seriousness, it is pretty hard to beat the cheap tires at Walmart. With my...
Forum: The Garage 10-11-2012, 11:49 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 702
Posted By Mangle
Strange, I've never heard of that happening. ...

Strange, I've never heard of that happening.

Is that common (ish)?

:ear
Forum: The Garage 10-11-2012, 09:46 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 3,466
Posted By Mangle
Give 'em the CLAMPS! ...

Give 'em the CLAMPS!

http://2.bp.blogspot.com/-koj6ZC5JxHo/TVnd0sM0d1I/AAAAAAAADu8/ZWokrEzTW3Y/s1600/clamps_futurama.gif
Forum: The Garage 10-11-2012, 09:35 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,814
Posted By Mangle
I need to find a way to organize parts that I got...

I need to find a way to organize parts that I got because they were free, but I don't get have a need for them.

I'm thinking those huge rubermaid containers (as in they could be used to store a...
Forum: The Garage 10-11-2012, 09:33 AM
Replies: 130
Views: 11,362
Posted By Mangle
Doesn't matter how long it takes as long as it...

Doesn't matter how long it takes as long as it gets done right!

I hope this engine runs well once you get done. Now post photos!
Forum: Ride reports 10-10-2012, 07:56 AM
Replies: 194
Views: 45,417
Posted By Mangle
It's official -- this goes on my bucket list. ...

It's official -- this goes on my bucket list.

That truly does look like a road designed solely to take one's soul to heaven while leaving their body on Earth.
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 10-09-2012, 11:22 AM
Replies: 116
Views: 9,225
Posted By Mangle
*snip* I hear that -- once I'm pointed...

*snip*



I hear that -- once I'm pointed homeward I tend to roll like a Panzer towards Paris.
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 10-09-2012, 08:36 AM
Replies: 116
Views: 9,225
Posted By Mangle
About 700 miles down I95 on a BMW R1100R (damn...

About 700 miles down I95 on a BMW R1100R (damn that short gearing....) two-up with gear.

About 700 miles down to Atlanta over-night on a Ducati S4RS with no gear.

About 550 to Knox County, TN...
Forum: Day Trippin' 10-09-2012, 07:10 AM
Replies: 500
Views: 94,826
Posted By Mangle
That would be the East Broad Top Railroad near...

That would be the East Broad Top Railroad near Orbisonia / Rockhill Furnace.

I love that line!
Forum: Day Trippin' 10-09-2012, 07:07 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 3,511
Posted By Mangle
I wish I was down there right now. I've had to...

I wish I was down there right now. I've had to break out the winter gear here in MD.

Enjoy the dry and sunny season!
Forum: Day Trippin' 10-09-2012, 07:02 AM
Replies: 43
Views: 6,739
Posted By Mangle
How does a valve stem go like that? Annoying...

How does a valve stem go like that?

Annoying about your muffler. Could the missing muffler do any possible engine damage? Just curious.

Nice ride report.
Forum: Day Trippin' 10-09-2012, 06:50 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 3,129
Posted By Mangle
You are not allowed to say that the owner was a...

You are not allowed to say that the owner was a 12 and not include a photo.


But good ride report. I really wish I lived somewhere were I didn't have to ride so far to get into the middle of...
Forum: Equipment 10-05-2012, 07:07 AM
Replies: 86
Views: 10,025
Posted By Mangle
I bought Gerbings because I used to get it at...

I bought Gerbings because I used to get it at cost.

I gotta say the waterproof pants and jacket with the heating built in is wonderful, but riding all year I have to send my stuff back *every...
Forum: Road warriors 10-05-2012, 05:14 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 4,064
Posted By Mangle
I went with the 2012 VStrom 650. I really...

I went with the 2012 VStrom 650. I really couldn't give you a firm list of reasons why you should choose it over the Honda. I suppose I just wanted a BMW F800ST, and the VStrom was basically that at...
Forum: Thumpers 10-05-2012, 05:05 AM
Replies: 294
Views: 31,049
Posted By Mangle
Troll-lol-lol-lol. I seriously looked at...

Troll-lol-lol-lol.

I seriously looked at getting the Honda CRF-250L. I think that is a remarkable bike. The reason I went for a larger bike (VStrom 650) is that, for instance, I rode 600 miles...
Forum: Americas 10-04-2012, 09:09 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,183
Posted By Mangle
Ok, so scary bridge. I passed by this thing, but...

Ok, so scary bridge. I passed by this thing, but kept looking back thinking that something didn't look quite ... stable ....
...
Forum: Americas 10-04-2012, 08:52 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,183
Posted By Mangle
So the same rail line that brought me from the...

So the same rail line that brought me from the covered bridge also took me out of town. Once again I hopped on the grade, but in this section (just west of Mannington) I think it is intentionally...
Forum: Americas 10-04-2012, 08:21 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,183
Posted By Mangle
So if you look on the google maps for the bridge,...

So if you look on the google maps for the bridge, you'll see a rail line. That rail line is no longer in existence. The rails have be pulled, as have the ties. Needless to say, I couldn't resist...
Forum: Americas 10-04-2012, 07:56 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,183
Posted By Mangle
For the record my Zuma 550 crapped out on my and...

For the record my Zuma 550 crapped out on my and I lost the vast majority of my ride data, so I can't exactly retrace my steps. I tried to make a path on google maps, but the result was far too...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 10-03-2012, 12:35 PM
Replies: 63
Views: 4,503
Posted By Mangle
I sure as shit is stinky wouldn't just ride away...

I sure as shit is stinky wouldn't just ride away -- that's how you loose legal lane-splitting.
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 10-03-2012, 12:25 PM
Replies: 96
Views: 8,447
Posted By Mangle
The first few guys got just about everything I...

The first few guys got just about everything I would tell you, and someone touched on this but I'll emphasize two points:

1) Tunnels, under bridges, and toll booths -- places that the rain never...
Forum: Americas 10-03-2012, 10:40 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,183
Posted By Mangle
Full details tomorrow, haven't actually gotten fully home yet.

Sorry, sorry, I haven't actually gotten home yet.

I promise I'll post some photos tomorrow.

Long story short, I met up with a lady-friend and took a few recommended routes, then I saw a rail...
Forum: Ride reports 10-03-2012, 10:26 AM
Replies: 146
Views: 26,217
Posted By Mangle
Wow, that last day looks like hell. I usually try...

Wow, that last day looks like hell. I usually try to avoid the I-95 run unless I really have no choice.

I loved your ride report and loved the photos.

I usually try to avoid leaving the...
Forum: Face plant 10-01-2012, 01:44 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 10,282
Posted By Mangle
I just ride the bike like I'm riding in rain. ...

I just ride the bike like I'm riding in rain.

When I worked at a shop I'd always scrub the tire before we sent the bike out, and the techs were supposed to ride the bike a few miles before...
Forum: The Garage 10-01-2012, 01:19 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,483
Posted By Mangle
I use one of the following methods: Mushroom...

I use one of the following methods:

Mushroom plug with no glue -- quick, on the rim change on the road. Good for nail holes. I then ride the tire until I see wear bars.

Inside the tire patch...
Forum: Road warriors 09-27-2012, 12:38 PM
Replies: 1,095
Views: 135,816
Posted By Mangle
Efi

All I have to say about this bike is that it has EFI, and therefore I love it more than what it replaced.

I can't wait until a few years from now when I can get a used one of these for a grand...
Forum: Road warriors 09-27-2012, 12:04 PM
Replies: 72
Views: 5,720
Posted By Mangle
So far I've been through three sets of Kenda...

So far I've been through three sets of Kenda Cruiser K671s.

One on a 1980 KZ750, one on a Ninja 500, one on a Ninja 650.

I was satisfied with the grip and handling of the tires each time,...
Forum: Americas 09-26-2012, 11:37 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,183
Posted By Mangle
I'm from Carroll County, Maryland -- between...

I'm from Carroll County, Maryland -- between Baltimore and Frederick. Gamber if you know the area.

I usually am riding my 2012 VStrom 650 Adventure (2000 miles, all mine, in about two weeks,...
Forum: Americas 09-24-2012, 01:08 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,183
Posted By Mangle
Wow, thanks a million for the detailed route. I'm...

Wow, thanks a million for the detailed route. I'm going to print all that out and tape it to my tank for reference.

I'll be sure to post some photos of the trip. If I see a gravel road or some...
Forum: Americas 09-21-2012, 12:23 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,183
Posted By Mangle
Looking For Recommendations Morgantown, WV Area

Hello all. I am going to be in Morgantown WV and I’ll have the weekend of the 29<sup>th</sup> and 30<sup>th</sup> free. I’m not from the area, I was wondering if there were any good adventurey type...
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