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Forum: Road warriors 11-05-2014, 04:54 PM
Replies: 1,246
Views: 114,747
Posted By ET-VT
I own a Tiger 1050 and there is no way that thing...

I own a Tiger 1050 and there is no way that thing is below 500 pounds, even with an empty tank. Triumph's original dry weight of 436 must have been without the fluids, battery, wheels, seat, mirrors...
Forum: Thumpers 10-21-2014, 02:45 PM
Replies: 45,984
Views: 9,136,264
Posted By ET-VT
As I said, the bike is stock and I'm using the...

As I said, the bike is stock and I'm using the GPS to calculate fuel economy. I've cleaned the air filter twice this summer. I haven't ridden in a lot of dusty conditions and it's usually pretty...
Forum: Thumpers 10-21-2014, 11:47 AM
Replies: 45,984
Views: 9,136,264
Posted By ET-VT
Decreasing Mileage

My mileage has dropped from over 60mpg to under 50mpg this year. I'd been getting 60-65 for the first couple of years I'd owned the bike. Everything is stock except for a 46T rear sprocket. It's got...
Forum: Northeast - Greater Flugistan and home of the carpet baggers. 10-21-2014, 11:36 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 2,017
Posted By ET-VT
Some video... <iframe width="560"...

Some video...

<iframe width="560" height="315" src="//www.youtube.com/embed/SltxxE8jLP4" frameborder="0" allowfullscreen></iframe>
Forum: Northeast - Greater Flugistan and home of the carpet baggers. 10-20-2014, 06:26 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 2,017
Posted By ET-VT
Hmm. I took a less conservative line through that...

Hmm. I took a less conservative line through that puddle.

https://farm6.staticflickr.com/5612/15587784795_fcbcfca1d2_b.jpg

I'll post some video later.
Forum: Northeast - Greater Flugistan and home of the carpet baggers. 10-15-2014, 09:02 AM
Replies: 123
Views: 12,169
Posted By ET-VT
Are there any sections to avoid when riding solo?...

Are there any sections to avoid when riding solo? It doesn't look like anything gets too technical, but I don't like being on remote trails by myself. I'm riding down to RI from Vermont for the Cidah...
Forum: Northeast - Greater Flugistan and home of the carpet baggers. 10-06-2014, 05:45 PM
Replies: 169
Views: 13,617
Posted By ET-VT
There wasn't anyone at the checkpoints for the...

There wasn't anyone at the checkpoints for the third time through, though. We were released from the hill climb at times that made it impossible to complete the third round before the 3 o'clock...
Forum: Northeast - Greater Flugistan and home of the carpet baggers. 10-01-2014, 12:24 PM
Replies: 169
Views: 13,617
Posted By ET-VT
Friday and Sunday look quite nice, actually. If...

Friday and Sunday look quite nice, actually. If you're not into sleeping outside in the 35F rain, the pub across the street usually has a handful of inebriated Catskill cougars with warm beds in...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 09-29-2014, 08:44 AM
Replies: 94
Views: 4,979
Posted By ET-VT
It's interesting how some people are just as...

It's interesting how some people are just as proud about getting high mileage out of a tire as others are about how quickly they can eat them up.

I imagine this is obvious to most people, but...
Forum: Thumpers 09-27-2014, 03:00 PM
Replies: 45,984
Views: 9,136,264
Posted By ET-VT
I have used one of these to take a properly...

I have used one of these to take a properly torqued axle nut off. I did in the garage, well rested and with clean hands, tools and bike. Still, I know that it IS possible for one 175 pound person to...
Forum: Northeast - Greater Flugistan and home of the carpet baggers. 09-16-2014, 10:00 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 2,702
Posted By ET-VT
Any details on the Rhode Island ride?

Any details on the Rhode Island ride?
Forum: Northeast - Greater Flugistan and home of the carpet baggers. 09-15-2014, 09:36 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 2,702
Posted By ET-VT
I pulled up at 8:59 and didn't have a chance to...

I pulled up at 8:59 and didn't have a chance to ask about the first gas stop until we were underway. I actually have to go back to Barnard and pay them for the coffee I poured, mostly to try to get...
Forum: Northeast - Greater Flugistan and home of the carpet baggers. 09-15-2014, 08:23 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 2,702
Posted By ET-VT
I really had a great time yesterday. After a long...

I really had a great time yesterday. After a long break from riding, it was the perfect blend of nice dirt roads and easy Class IV's with some small challenges (for a little bike) thrown in.

I...
Forum: Northeast - Greater Flugistan and home of the carpet baggers. 09-10-2014, 06:23 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 2,702
Posted By ET-VT
I'm not sure if you want RSVP's, but I'm pretty...

I'm not sure if you want RSVP's, but I'm pretty sure I'm in. I'll be on a WR250R and assume that I've been on most of the roads we'll be riding. Looking forward to it, anyway.
Forum: Northeast - Greater Flugistan and home of the carpet baggers. 08-21-2014, 04:24 PM
Replies: 269
Views: 27,043
Posted By ET-VT
I understand that, but a lot of people use units...

I understand that, but a lot of people use units that don't support tracks.

I'm the keeper of the Puppy Dog. I've probably heard every possible problem people can have with using downloaded GPS...
Forum: Northeast - Greater Flugistan and home of the carpet baggers. 08-20-2014, 06:14 AM
Replies: 269
Views: 27,043
Posted By ET-VT
I noticed that these routes are created in...

I noticed that these routes are created in Motorcycle routing mode. At different versions, I believe BaseCamp has applied different routing algorithms to Motorcycle versus Driving mode (they seem to...
Forum: Thumpers 08-11-2014, 12:09 PM
Replies: 45,984
Views: 9,136,264
Posted By ET-VT
Just make sure the plastic isn't too...

Just make sure the plastic isn't too compressible, or the bolt threads won't stretch enough to remain in place. I put rubber bushings on mine and the bolts backed themselves out pretty quickly. I...
Forum: Northeast - Greater Flugistan and home of the carpet baggers. 08-08-2014, 11:19 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 2,325
Posted By ET-VT
Clubs

If you join the CCC of Vermont (https://www.cccofvt.org) and Motorcycle Owners of Vermont (http://vtbmwmov.org), you'll meet plenty of people to ride with and learn about all the local trails. The...
Forum: Thumpers 07-31-2014, 06:47 AM
Replies: 45,984
Views: 9,136,264
Posted By ET-VT
Stock Tail

Anyone have an unmodified stock taillight/license plate hanger assembly that they want to get rid of? I got rear-ended last weekend and I can only bend it about halfway back into shape.
Forum: Thumpers 07-18-2014, 09:15 AM
Replies: 45,984
Views: 9,136,264
Posted By ET-VT
I'm struggling to understand how working on your...

I'm struggling to understand how working on your own motorcycle amounts to having a "Wal-Mart mentality". Understanding how things work and being able to fix them yourself would seem to be a pretty...
Forum: Road warriors 07-14-2014, 08:03 AM
Replies: 198
Views: 27,163
Posted By ET-VT
What? Honda's been out of F1 since 2008 and has...

What? Honda's been out of F1 since 2008 and has never supplied engines to more than two teams at a time.
Forum: Northeast - Greater Flugistan and home of the carpet baggers. 07-13-2014, 01:17 PM
Replies: 129
Views: 13,037
Posted By ET-VT
Well, the friend who was providing the drinks is...

Well, the friend who was providing the drinks is a nurse, so I felt like it was a sound medical decision. I wasn't swollen at that point, anyway. Odd how these things take time to manifest.
...
Forum: Northeast - Greater Flugistan and home of the carpet baggers. 07-13-2014, 11:29 AM
Replies: 129
Views: 13,037
Posted By ET-VT
Hey! I'm hurt! I made it home fine and got...

Hey! I'm hurt!

I made it home fine and got right into the drinking, so I can't say if I had any lingering signs of concussion. My neck is pretty sore, though. More of a problem are my ankle and...
Forum: Thumpers 07-09-2014, 04:39 PM
Replies: 45,984
Views: 9,136,264
Posted By ET-VT
It says WRF250X. That's just a...

It says WRF250X. That's just a typo/misunderstanding then?
Forum: Thumpers 07-09-2014, 03:51 PM
Replies: 45,984
Views: 9,136,264
Posted By ET-VT
So which one fits the WRR? It isn't among the...

So which one fits the WRR? It isn't among the listed models.

I've bent up my 7/8" handlebars pretty badly, so I'm going to be replacing the bars, risers, grips and hand guard mounts with a 1 1/8"...
Forum: Thumpers 07-01-2014, 07:21 PM
Replies: 45,984
Views: 9,136,264
Posted By ET-VT
I'm around 500 miles into running 13/46, coming...

I'm around 500 miles into running 13/46, coming from stock. It's different. I didn't have any real problem with the stock gearing for my purposes. Sixth gear was useless, but I rarely break 60 mph,...
Forum: Northeast - Greater Flugistan and home of the carpet baggers. 06-24-2014, 07:50 AM
Replies: 129
Views: 13,037
Posted By ET-VT
Put me down for three spots. There could be more,...

Put me down for three spots. There could be more, but I've got two tag-alongs confirmed.

None of us will be camping.
Forum: Thumpers 06-22-2014, 09:16 AM
Replies: 45,984
Views: 9,136,264
Posted By ET-VT
All but one. And that was probably the best...

All but one. And that was probably the best maintained.
Forum: Thumpers 06-22-2014, 09:02 AM
Replies: 45,984
Views: 9,136,264
Posted By ET-VT
I need a waterproof camera... <iframe...

I need a waterproof camera...

<iframe width="560" height="315" src="//www.youtube.com/embed/ak_qG71aXxA" frameborder="0" allowfullscreen></iframe>
Forum: Northeast - Greater Flugistan and home of the carpet baggers. 06-22-2014, 07:55 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 2,062
Posted By ET-VT
I've been doing this ride every year that MotoGP...

I've been doing this ride every year that MotoGP has been coming to Indy. I always take three days, though. This year, I'm taking six and going through Tennessee and Kentucky. Anyway, here are my...
Forum: Thumpers 06-21-2014, 09:41 AM
Replies: 45,984
Views: 9,136,264
Posted By ET-VT
I personally put 4,700 miles on my MT21 front and...

I personally put 4,700 miles on my MT21 front and it supposedly had about 500 miles on it when I bought the bike. Granted, that was probably a good 1K miles more than it should have gone...
...
Forum: Northeast - Greater Flugistan and home of the carpet baggers. 06-18-2014, 07:05 AM
Replies: 4,399
Views: 285,066
Posted By ET-VT
That's all I need to know! Thank-you, as always.

That's all I need to know! Thank-you, as always.
Forum: Northeast - Greater Flugistan and home of the carpet baggers. 06-17-2014, 10:03 AM
Replies: 4,399
Views: 285,066
Posted By ET-VT
Got It!

https://farm6.staticflickr.com/5513/14443618052_f85833720a_b.jpg
Seriously. It was chilly this morning. And I've forgotten to register my KLR for a couple of years. Wait. I own a KLR?!?

Anybody...
Forum: Northeast - Greater Flugistan and home of the carpet baggers. 06-11-2014, 11:08 AM
Replies: 129
Views: 13,037
Posted By ET-VT
I'll almost certainly be coming for the ride,...

I'll almost certainly be coming for the ride, with at least one other rider, but I won't be camping, as we'll just be coming from Alstead. $5 to an inured rider sounds like a fair deal.
Forum: Thumpers 06-03-2014, 05:07 PM
Replies: 45,984
Views: 9,136,264
Posted By ET-VT
I've got the 12 o'clock labs one and you can use...

I've got the 12 o'clock labs one and you can use it to calibrate the odometer or the speedometer. I've set mine to make sure the odometer is correct. The speedo is still optimistic.
Forum: Thumpers 06-01-2014, 12:52 PM
Replies: 45,984
Views: 9,136,264
Posted By ET-VT
I have used the E12s for a three-day, 600 mile...

I have used the E12s for a three-day, 600 mile trail ride and didn't have any problems with the bags melting or anything. I wouldn't carry chocolate bars in the right-side bag, but it was fine for my...
Forum: Thumpers 05-29-2014, 09:43 AM
Replies: 45,984
Views: 9,136,264
Posted By ET-VT
See attached. Should cover it...

See attached. Should cover it...
Forum: Thumpers 05-29-2014, 06:46 AM
Replies: 45,984
Views: 9,136,264
Posted By ET-VT
If you're talking about the clutch boss nut, it's...

If you're talking about the clutch boss nut, it's 75Nm.
Forum: Thumpers 05-29-2014, 06:41 AM
Replies: 45,984
Views: 9,136,264
Posted By ET-VT
I did the ratchet strap thing to find the proper...

I did the ratchet strap thing to find the proper tension and checked the seal pretty regularly. It looked fine two weeks before my piggyback rescue ride (although the chain was starting to get...
Forum: GPS Tracks - Northeast, Southeast & Florida 05-28-2014, 02:33 PM
Replies: 65
Views: 18,921
Posted By ET-VT
No changes since 2012. If you've got the routes...

No changes since 2012. If you've got the routes from the MOV site and have them loaded and working, you're good to go.
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