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Forum: Equipment 05-01-2015, 03:54 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 935
Posted By Merlin III
This is the design of a grill that was invented...

This is the design of a grill that was invented (for lack of any other description) by a guy who attends the Cromag ADVrider rally every year. I forget his name, but I think this is him.
...
Forum: Road warriors 04-30-2015, 05:05 PM
Replies: 724
Views: 115,136
Posted By Merlin III
I now have a CTX700D. It turns out that the peg...

I now have a CTX700D. It turns out that the peg placement is fine for the most part. The problem is the riding position and the bad roads. Every bump hurtfully travels up my spine. I ordered the...
Forum: Ride reports 04-30-2015, 07:33 AM
Replies: 417
Views: 106,729
Posted By Merlin III
You guys are intrepid travelers even thinking...

You guys are intrepid travelers even thinking about crossing the Darien Gap with all its real dangers.
Forum: Ride reports 04-29-2015, 11:59 AM
Replies: 534
Views: 108,281
Posted By Merlin III
I am still here too.

I am still here too.
Forum: The Rockies It's all downhill from here... 04-15-2015, 03:35 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,059
Posted By Merlin III
I added a CTX700D to my collection. The damage,...

I added a CTX700D to my collection. The damage, if I were to get it fixed would probably amount to 700 dollars. I am not going to get it fixed. I didn't even notice it upon delivery. The next day,...
Forum: Ride reports 04-14-2015, 05:33 AM
Replies: 417
Views: 106,729
Posted By Merlin III
Most thievery is a product of unreasonable income...

Most thievery is a product of unreasonable income inequality as it exists in most of the world. I am glad it took place when you were away from your tent. Best wishes!
Forum: The Rockies It's all downhill from here... 04-14-2015, 04:45 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,059
Posted By Merlin III
Well, I finally got my bike. Besides the delay...

Well, I finally got my bike. Besides the delay and poor care with shipping information, I am satisfied with AA Motorcycle Transport. My big surprise was that the "flawless bike" had obviously been...
Forum: Ride reports 04-07-2015, 05:35 AM
Replies: 417
Views: 106,729
Posted By Merlin III
Gee, the things people do when they know that...

Gee, the things people do when they know that they are being photographed! :clap
Forum: The Rockies It's all downhill from here... 04-03-2015, 08:47 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,059
Posted By Merlin III
They were supposed to deliver the bike today. ...

They were supposed to deliver the bike today. When they never notified me, I called the Transport service. They gave me the standard song and dance about "it takes time etc." When I insisted that...
Forum: The Rockies It's all downhill from here... 03-31-2015, 09:49 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,059
Posted By Merlin III
Did they give you a tracking number? I have one...

Did they give you a tracking number? I have one and I wish I didn't. It is too discouraging. The other thing that has me stressed is that the dealer, contrary to my instructions, left the keys in...
Forum: The Rockies It's all downhill from here... 03-31-2015, 09:32 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,059
Posted By Merlin III
I just bought a bike in Macon GA and am having it...

I just bought a bike in Macon GA and am having it shipped to Maine by 1-AA Motorcycle Transport. They beat anything U-Ship could get me by 100 dollars.

I think they all sub-contract out the...
Forum: Ride reports 03-30-2015, 07:30 AM
Replies: 417
Views: 106,729
Posted By Merlin III
IMO, it is all about money and jobs. Once...

IMO, it is all about money and jobs.

Once again, a nice installment. Thanks for posting your travels.
Forum: The Garage 03-29-2015, 04:34 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 560
Posted By Merlin III
Go to the Hall of Wisdom and look up JohnJens...

Go to the Hall of Wisdom and look up JohnJens excellent instructions. Better yet, here is the PDF.
http://advrider.com/Wisdom/OVADv2.1.pdf

I use these step by step instructions EVERY TIME I...
Forum: Americas 03-24-2015, 04:59 AM
Replies: 28,544
Views: 2,487,817
Posted By Merlin III
I was stripped searched in the 1970s at the San...

I was stripped searched in the 1970s at the San Diego area crossing, but no handcuffs. I was searched and sniffed coming back from CA two years ago. The only issue they gave me shit about was...
Forum: Americas 03-23-2015, 03:26 PM
Replies: 28,544
Views: 2,487,817
Posted By Merlin III
Neat! Be looking forward to reading your blog.

Neat! Be looking forward to reading your blog.
Forum: Ride reports 03-20-2015, 09:05 AM
Replies: 417
Views: 106,729
Posted By Merlin III
Yes, it was good, I guess, that they stood up to...

Yes, it was good, I guess, that they stood up to the police officer, but doing that can get you hurt sometimes, even in the good old USA. :cry
Forum: Americas 03-14-2015, 03:30 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 1,280
Posted By Merlin III
All the ones I have been in are just like...

All the ones I have been in are just like American State and National Parks. Outside of those areas there are usually abandoned timber harvesting yarding areas, just off the highways, where people...
Forum: Americas 03-14-2015, 02:30 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 1,280
Posted By Merlin III
I have a new word to add to my vocabulary.:clap ...

I have a new word to add to my vocabulary.:clap Part of the draw going there is the dull geography and some of the wildlife. The first time I heard wolves howl was when going up that direction and...
Forum: Ride reports 03-12-2015, 04:57 AM
Replies: 135
Views: 20,698
Posted By Merlin III
JFman must be a mystery story writer in his real...

JFman must be a mystery story writer in his real life.:eek1
Forum: Americas 03-09-2015, 05:33 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 1,280
Posted By Merlin III
Won't he need extra fuel capacity?

Won't he need extra fuel capacity?
Forum: Americas 03-09-2015, 05:22 AM
Replies: 28,544
Views: 2,487,817
Posted By Merlin III
Come on, this is Mexico. :lol3 Of course I...

Come on, this is Mexico. :lol3 Of course I wouldn't tell that to the families of the 43 Normalistas murdered recently if I was you.
Forum: Ride reports 03-09-2015, 05:17 AM
Replies: 534
Views: 108,281
Posted By Merlin III
Nice video. It seems that the "wear and tear" on...

Nice video. It seems that the "wear and tear" on the rig is starting to takes its toll. :eek1
Forum: Pacific Northwet - Where it's green. And wet. 03-08-2015, 12:22 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 368
Posted By Merlin III
Actually, I'm not. But I think it is fair to say...

Actually, I'm not. But I think it is fair to say that you are pretty rude. :lol3
Forum: Pacific Northwet - Where it's green. And wet. 03-08-2015, 11:50 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 368
Posted By Merlin III
Portland Me, is 1 hour from MAX BMW. They are a...

Portland Me, is 1 hour from MAX BMW. They are a pretty good bunch and I feel confident they would refer you to the local shop they use.

MAX 209 Lafayette Rd, North Hampton, NH 03862
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Forum: Americas 03-08-2015, 11:41 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 1,280
Posted By Merlin III
Do you have the proposed trip mapped out?

Do you have the proposed trip mapped out?
Forum: Ride reports 03-08-2015, 11:32 AM
Replies: 151
Views: 21,992
Posted By Merlin III
http://lewisandclark.smugmug.com/3LettheJourneyBeg...

http://lewisandclark.smugmug.com/3LettheJourneyBegin/Initial-meeting-in-Louisville/i-cZps6t8/0/L/DSCN1497-L.jpg

I hope that is at least part optical illusion. I can't fathom going up that bridge...
Forum: Thumpers 03-07-2015, 05:19 AM
Replies: 1,322
Views: 308,002
Posted By Merlin III
I just came across this thread and have some...

I just came across this thread and have some recommendations for shorter women.

Moto Guzzi V7 II. You can get a 30.5 inch seat, the bike weights 400 pounds wet, has a 700 cc 50HP engine, and it...
Forum: Ride reports 03-07-2015, 04:28 AM
Replies: 417
Views: 106,729
Posted By Merlin III
I have been knocked on my ass by what must have...

I have been knocked on my ass by what must have been a semi-grounded wire on the metal water supply pipe. It wasn't fun, and I am very cautious even 20 years later when I visit sketchy places.
Forum: Ride reports 03-06-2015, 01:33 PM
Replies: 417
Views: 106,729
Posted By Merlin III
Pot holes suck big time, but they make the beer...

Pot holes suck big time, but they make the beer taste so good at the end of the day. I have seen that shower electrical arrangement a couple times before. I would have to feel desperate to use that...
Forum: Ride reports 03-06-2015, 06:04 AM
Replies: 534
Views: 108,281
Posted By Merlin III
Okay, your German citizenship has just been...

Okay, your German citizenship has just been officially been revoked! :deal
Forum: Ride reports 03-05-2015, 03:23 PM
Replies: 534
Views: 108,281
Posted By Merlin III
It amazes me how every RR through MX is...

It amazes me how every RR through MX is different. This one is full of drama. From food to shocks with plenty of "woof woofs" in between. :freaky

Now that I think of it, all that is missing is...
Forum: Ride reports 03-05-2015, 09:57 AM
Replies: 534
Views: 108,281
Posted By Merlin III
Wow, this ride is complicated and different. ...

Wow, this ride is complicated and different. Can't wait for the next installment.
Forum: Northeast - Greater Flugistan and home of the carpet baggers. 03-04-2015, 01:03 PM
Replies: 48,397
Views: 3,012,017
Posted By Merlin III
Wouldn't it be nice to be done with ethanol? The...

Wouldn't it be nice to be done with ethanol? The bike usually survives it, but things like chain saws that I only use occasionally really get F...ed up.
Forum: GS Boxers 03-04-2015, 10:44 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 795
Posted By Merlin III
You are referring to the hard black plastic...

You are referring to the hard black plastic cases? I have the same problem. Subscribed!
Forum: Thumpers 03-04-2015, 09:07 AM
Replies: 143
Views: 10,809
Posted By Merlin III
Never!

Never!
Forum: Face plant 03-04-2015, 09:05 AM
Replies: 67
Views: 10,320
Posted By Merlin III
To be honest, I read this stuff, and wonder if it...

To be honest, I read this stuff, and wonder if it isn't time to hang up the helmet. Best wishes for your recovery South.
Forum: Ride reports 03-03-2015, 08:53 AM
Replies: 417
Views: 106,729
Posted By Merlin III
The Quote function isn't working. Just a few...

The Quote function isn't working. Just a few thoughts:

1. About being behind the cattle trucks on the ferry. I would have thought that a Vermont gal would be right at home with the sweet smell...
Forum: Ride reports 03-01-2015, 05:07 AM
Replies: 417
Views: 106,729
Posted By Merlin III
So, the bike doesn't smell like a greasy fried...

So, the bike doesn't smell like a greasy fried chicken joint when stopped?:lol3
Forum: Ride reports 03-01-2015, 04:17 AM
Replies: 534
Views: 108,281
Posted By Merlin III
Nice "field expediency" with the wooden strut. ...

Nice "field expediency" with the wooden strut. :clap
Forum: Ride reports 02-28-2015, 03:49 PM
Replies: 417
Views: 106,729
Posted By Merlin III
:clap

:clap
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