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Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 05-07-2012, 06:37 PM
Replies: 6,546
Views: 334,795
Posted By Matt the Wanderer
Talking Noob to Tennessee

Hey everyone,

Wanted to drop a quick line and introduce my sad self to all y'all (that IS right, ya?) in hopes of finding a great group here in the Nashville area.
I'm Matt, as the screen-name...
Forum: Hacks 02-03-2011, 07:42 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 2,169
Posted By Matt the Wanderer
Different, and many

There is a group of people building these- can't find the link right now, but a while back I explored some websites on the type of "sidecar" rig there. All had automotive engines with staggered...
Forum: Face plant 12-28-2010, 05:44 PM
Replies: 270
Views: 33,648
Posted By Matt the Wanderer
Another angle

I know of a case where a semi failed to stop because of millions of earthworms on the exit ramp. Same situation would create quite a sticky mess for a rider, as well, so that might be worth...
Forum: Road warriors 11-26-2010, 09:32 AM
Replies: 84
Views: 10,221
Posted By Matt the Wanderer
Cool2 Nope, never looked back

Sold a 78 Yammy DRZ350 in perfect condition to a collector at a profit for me and even delivered it so it would not see the salty roads. It resides on a pedestal now under spotlights with just over...
Forum: GS Boxers 11-18-2010, 07:27 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 7,509
Posted By Matt the Wanderer
Laugh Hmmmmm

Price is low enough and it won't last long at all. Just a sayin'!
Forum: Layin' down tracks 11-15-2010, 06:18 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,051
Posted By Matt the Wanderer
Rubbing it in

Garmin's world headquarters and customer service desk is withing walking distance of my house, so it is a siiiiiimple and easy matter to take my unit in and get a tutorial and tune-up. If you are...
Forum: Face plant 11-13-2010, 07:51 AM
Replies: 95
Views: 30,254
Posted By Matt the Wanderer
Bluhduh What am I doing wrong here?

I read half the first line of text and then gave up because the pics were so big that I had to scroll back and forth for every line. If the pics were the same size as the text I would read it, but...
Forum: Equipment 11-10-2010, 05:07 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 2,519
Posted By Matt the Wanderer
My Russian BLEVE

I need to get an original, though it would still be a scary thing after my last experience with the rusky version of that stove. They sound great, boil great, simmer not at all, and above all- that...
Forum: The Garage 10-23-2010, 08:49 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 2,877
Posted By Matt the Wanderer
Cinnamon

Anyone else here notice that some older diesels have a cinnamon-like aroma? Some of the old American Army trucks had that smell, and my car-hauler with a Detroit Diesel definitely smelled like...
Forum: Americas 10-23-2010, 08:41 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 5,397
Posted By Matt the Wanderer
Puke Wow, what a fustercluck.

This whole interaction showcases the many misconceptions people have about class structure, truck drivers, and courtesy. It also manages to offend damn near everyone in some form or another, though...
Forum: Old's Cool 10-08-2010, 04:18 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,894
Posted By Matt the Wanderer
Wicked Read this too late

Wish I'd read this before shipping the windshield. I've got lots of little doo-dads hanging around that will be useful to you. Oh well, Sandy Claws may remember you this year!
Forum: Americas 10-05-2010, 05:45 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 670
Posted By Matt the Wanderer
Ky

Boonesborough State Park in Kentucky fits your description and may work as a waypoint on the way back. It has an actual fort you can go through and get a good feel for how people lived back in the...
Forum: Old's Cool 09-12-2010, 10:43 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,843
Posted By Matt the Wanderer
Yeah, even the experienced riders love 'em

I bought one for my wife, too. She "outgrew" it and so we sold it off, only to buy another one later. Now we are selling it off again and getting an F650GS, but I will always long for the little...
Forum: Face plant 07-29-2010, 08:25 AM
Replies: 270
Views: 33,648
Posted By Matt the Wanderer
No documentation here...

But I've been stung in the cheek and forehead by wasps taken through an open visor at low speeds.

Helped a buddy pull a hornet off his back in the middle of Deal's Gap. Seems he took five...
Forum: GPS Tracks - Northeast, Southeast & Florida 07-01-2010, 09:20 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 2,581
Posted By Matt the Wanderer
Talking Love that place!!!

Last year I made a marathon trip through WV, alone, and after many great roads and memories ended up pitching camp in the dark at SR park. I awoke in the morning having NO idea what was there and...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 06-26-2010, 07:10 PM
Replies: 92
Views: 6,753
Posted By Matt the Wanderer
Cool2 Close, too close

I was riding down an abandoned road near our airport here in Kansas City when the horizon opened up and I got that urge to gas on it a bit since no one was anywhere near. About two seconds of...
Forum: Australia 06-20-2010, 08:15 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,048
Posted By Matt the Wanderer
So easy looking

Betcha I could do that entire valve adjustment sequence in the same "one cup of coffee" time-frame that the old Airhead engine took! Sure, it was dirt-simple, but this updated engine does not take...
Forum: Road warriors 06-08-2010, 02:32 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 6,962
Posted By Matt the Wanderer
Test rode one

Back when they were first intro-ed I took one for a test ride up in Illinois, which is a great place for a bike like that. The rear shaft-jacking suspension was quite compliant and looked...
Forum: Vendors 05-04-2010, 04:43 PM
Replies: 53
Views: 11,342
Posted By Matt the Wanderer
Looks like

That looks like the Russian military campstove that I used to have. It did a great job of boiling the hell outta anything,but simmering was obviously not a consideration for the Comrades, as it...
Forum: Vendors 05-04-2010, 04:34 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 677
Posted By Matt the Wanderer
Money well spent

I would go with the pro outfit, personally. I spent ten years in the car shipping business and heard many stories about the fly-by-night outfit that delivered Uncle Danny's precious antique with...
Forum: Parallel Universe 05-04-2010, 04:28 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 2,881
Posted By Matt the Wanderer
Cool2 Seems strange

My BMW dealer almost insists on demo rides. BMW provides bikes for that purpose, ya know? Heck, they would let me ride any new bike on the floor for that matter, so long as I treated it with...
Forum: The Rockies It's all downhill from here... 05-02-2010, 04:19 PM
Replies: 55
Views: 3,053
Posted By Matt the Wanderer
Should have known

Went out the other night looking for curves. Rode 214 miles and found four of them. Maybe moving to Kansas was not the brightest move, because looking at this forum is the closest I've gotten to...
Forum: GS Boxers 04-30-2010, 06:39 AM
Replies: 126
Views: 11,445
Posted By Matt the Wanderer
Cool2 Opposing opinion

I enjoyed beating the hell out of my overweight German machine all last year with you FFs, although the people I was actually riding with were amazed that I was not only getting through that gnarly...
Forum: Road warriors 04-25-2010, 01:10 AM
Replies: 1,568
Views: 296,201
Posted By Matt the Wanderer
Cool2 My take

Not having read the entire threaded conversation, here's my take on the original entry:


The 250 is a Real Bike and proudly sits in my garage next to an 1150 GSA, a Commando, and a K100 sidecar...
Forum: GS Boxers 04-24-2010, 03:59 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,060
Posted By Matt the Wanderer
Cool2 Spoken like a true BMW rider.

This is why I go to ADV gatherings instead of RA events. 'nuff said.
Forum: Equipment 04-13-2010, 03:38 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 2,561
Posted By Matt the Wanderer
It is worth more

Do it! You will not miss the money, but the information is valuable forever.:D
Forum: The Rockies It's all downhill from here... 04-06-2010, 08:31 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 1,726
Posted By Matt the Wanderer
My experience

I drove the cage up Mt. Evans in 2004 and found myself very drunk feeling as I neared the top. The pics we took up there showed that everyone was parked askew of the parking spaces and all people...
Forum: GS Boxers 04-06-2010, 08:26 AM
Replies: 1,381
Views: 469,202
Posted By Matt the Wanderer
Barn find

http://farm5.static.flickr.com/4002/4259087082_3c6a684559.jpg


Here is the find of my lifetime.

2002 GS farkled as seen in photo next to the Mater truck.:ear
It had 2900 miles on it at...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 01-15-2010, 08:25 PM
Replies: 256
Views: 14,309
Posted By Matt the Wanderer
Oh, why not!

Here's my .02:

1. How long have you been riding? 28 years (started at age 10) 17 years with road license.
2. Do you ride often? Yes, very frequently.
3. Have you ever crashed a...
Forum: Americas 09-27-2009, 07:32 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,989
Posted By Matt the Wanderer
More advice

I did not have time to read all the previous entries, so forgive anything that has already been covered. Anyway....

The heated gear is a must when you get to the higher altitudes in NC- it gets...
Forum: Central From Da Nort Woods to the Plane States 09-13-2009, 08:32 AM
Replies: 5,042
Views: 307,824
Posted By Matt the Wanderer
Talking New to KC area

Good day all! Any location information you could include AFTER the tag has been made would help me to find these cool places. Since I know nothing about the area at all, this sounds like a fun...
Forum: GS Boxers 08-26-2009, 05:28 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 505
Posted By Matt the Wanderer
Cool2 Me too

I just made the trade from an R100GS (94) to a 2002 R1150GS http://farm3.static.flickr.com/2537/3860000579_fa1df06e7b.jpgwith only 3000 miles and several key upgrades. The improvement has put the...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 05-30-2009, 09:51 PM
Replies: 130
Views: 6,607
Posted By Matt the Wanderer
Cool2 Cool!

I think you would look like Evel Kaneval (sorry for misspelling)
You would burst through that plywood like a Hollywood stuntman being chased by the bad guys, shards of flimsy stuff flying...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 05-30-2009, 09:46 PM
Replies: 130
Views: 6,607
Posted By Matt the Wanderer
Talking RR tracks in turns

The only time I have ever thought a crash was certain was on a route I travel daily now, which crosses single set of RR tracks in a mild turn. Actually, it looks like straight road until you are...
Forum: Face plant 05-30-2009, 09:31 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,402
Posted By Matt the Wanderer
Eerily familiar

I had the exact same situation happen with my R100GS during a riding school last year, but there were two differences: I was lucky and saved it despite my lack of abilities, and I had a long row of...
Forum: Old's Cool 05-03-2009, 04:54 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,198
Posted By Matt the Wanderer
Hybrid

That sounds like a Frankenbike to me. My guess: it's a modded R100GS.

No matter what cut and paste the owner has done to it, it probably is still a fun bike to ride.
Forum: Equipment 05-03-2009, 04:50 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 3,070
Posted By Matt the Wanderer
Good service, oh yeah!

I bought a used one at the MidOhio flea market and found it to be imperfect. It simply would not stay assembled/ was loosey-goosey. I called Tom and he offered to make the chair right again. It...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 05-01-2009, 07:10 PM
Replies: 172
Views: 11,297
Posted By Matt the Wanderer
Cool2 Somewhere in the middle

I ride motorcycles a lot, ride horses a little, and am happy.

My Wife rides horses a lot, rides her motorcycle a little, and is also happy.


Riding together is a joy in any form, but it took...
Forum: Face plant 04-30-2009, 02:58 PM
Replies: 116
Views: 21,432
Posted By Matt the Wanderer
That does it!

I am buying a back protector, and soon. Without that you could not have done the turtle-skid nearly so well. Thank you for sharing!
Forum: Face plant 04-30-2009, 02:44 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 6,826
Posted By Matt the Wanderer
Lost it

The GS rider just lost his "Spidey Sense" for a moment. Ordinarily it would be obvious that the bike in front would make that move, but apparently not that time!

It is unfortunate, but it sounds...
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