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Forum: Northeast - Greater Flugistan and home of the carpet baggers. 02-14-2014, 07:02 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,782
Posted By Jimusma
Which Albany?

Albany NY?
Albany GA?
Albany OR?
Forum: GS Boxers 01-15-2014, 03:33 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 1,921
Posted By Jimusma
TKC on the front, with a Tourance on the...

TKC on the front, with a Tourance on the back.....this seems to be a pretty good combination for Alaska. It worked well for me on last years trip to Deadhorse.
Forum: New Zealand 11-20-2013, 07:33 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,269
Posted By Jimusma
NZ advice

Have fun!!!
Forum: Northeast - Greater Flugistan and home of the carpet baggers. 10-08-2013, 06:34 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 428
Posted By Jimusma
1500 mile loop out of Boston

Here's an idea:

Boston to Bar Harbor, to North Conway NH, to Burlington Vt, Lake Placid NY, LAKE George, West Point, over to Newport RI, and return to Boston.

That is about 1500 miles, and...
Forum: Alaska 05-28-2013, 06:27 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,662
Posted By Jimusma
Homer

Homer
Forum: GS Boxers 04-09-2013, 06:42 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,136
Posted By Jimusma
Brake lines

Consider going down to your local hydraulics shop and having them made locally.
Forum: The Garage 11-16-2012, 05:22 PM
Replies: 59
Views: 7,260
Posted By Jimusma
+1 on the decider spray. About the size of a...

+1 on the decider spray. About the size of a lighter or a lipstick. She'll probably never need it, but nice to have.
Forum: Equipment 10-17-2012, 07:21 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 651
Posted By Jimusma
Seat rain cover

Any outdoor store (EMS, REI, etc) has really nifty waterproof backpack rain covers that work nicely as seat rain covers.
Forum: GS Boxers 10-01-2012, 01:13 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 2,114
Posted By Jimusma
Sounds like piston envy.

Sounds like piston envy.
Forum: GS Boxers 08-23-2012, 06:24 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,544
Posted By Jimusma
I agree completely.:wink::wink:

I agree completely.:wink::wink:
Forum: Northeast - Greater Flugistan and home of the carpet baggers. 05-09-2012, 07:19 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 872
Posted By Jimusma
Camping in Vermont

I'm a fan of Wilgus State Park, and Smugglers Notch State Park. I think you!d like either one.
Forum: Equipment 04-26-2012, 07:03 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 3,404
Posted By Jimusma
Commando:clap

Commando:clap
Forum: Pics, pics, pics... 10-12-2011, 07:29 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 6,763
Posted By Jimusma
What a waste. There's got to be another 15...

What a waste.
There's got to be another 15 miles left in that tire.
Forum: Americas 07-19-2010, 05:32 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 748
Posted By Jimusma
Poughkeepsie - Nova Scotia

If you have 5 days vacation, its not unreasonable to hit Cape Breton. Say your holiday is from Wed to Sunday. If you could leave Poughkeepsie after work on Tuesday, slab it up to Bangor, you'd be...
Forum: Equipment 08-06-2009, 06:26 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,020
Posted By Jimusma
Laugh Too big?

Is 9" too big?
Not according to my wife.
Forum: Northeast - Greater Flugistan and home of the carpet baggers. 08-06-2009, 06:21 PM
Replies: 178
Views: 8,786
Posted By Jimusma
New England Hot dog rolls

You eat your hot dog on a funny roll......it's kind of sliced through....it doesn't have a lot of crust........it's not like hot dog rolls elsewhere in the country..........hell, if you're from New...
Forum: Northeast - Greater Flugistan and home of the carpet baggers. 02-12-2009, 05:46 PM
Replies: 178
Views: 8,786
Posted By Jimusma
New England

You know what coffee syrup is

You drink from a bubbler.

You drive around a rotary.
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 10-15-2008, 02:04 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,139
Posted By Jimusma
Thumb Diver's Alert Network - Medical Evacuation

:clap This is a tremendous organization. And the medical evacuation coverage they provide is a bargain, when you figure its included in the cost of the the membership $29!!!

I"ve made a call to...
Forum: Canada 06-22-2008, 04:09 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 3,284
Posted By Jimusma
Going up to Goose Bay

Dusty-

I'll be leaving Albany NY this coming Friday. I'll be up in Goose Bay no later than Tues. Is there anything I can bring you? Can I be of any assistance?
Forum: GS Boxers 06-12-2008, 03:53 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 3,279
Posted By Jimusma
The Bad

With everone singing the praises of the BMW R1200GS tractor, I feel it's my civic duty, in the nature of full disclosure, to let you know some of the shortcomings of this European moto:



-Can't...
Forum: Alaska 06-04-2008, 07:41 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 2,334
Posted By Jimusma
Thumb Liard Hot Springs

On the ride up, camp at Liard Hot Springs. Awesome.:evil
Forum: Northeast - Greater Flugistan and home of the carpet baggers. 06-01-2008, 05:23 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 354
Posted By Jimusma
Bangor International Airport long term parking.

Bangor International Airport long term parking.
Forum: Northeast - Greater Flugistan and home of the carpet baggers. 05-19-2008, 06:54 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 440
Posted By Jimusma
Thumb Here's a route for you, if you feel like you need...

Here's a route for you, if you feel like you need to make some time, but still want a decent ride.

Routed 7 across southern Vermont from Bennington to Brattelboro. Pick up interstae 91 north, up...
Forum: Canada 04-29-2008, 03:28 PM
Replies: 389
Views: 75,570
Posted By Jimusma
Question Trans Lab ride scheduled 1st July 08

I'm making the big trip first week of July 08.

Leaving from Albany NY, up to Baie Comeau to Goose Bay. Ferry to Cartwright, then on to Blanc sablon, cross to NFLD, down to PAB, ferry to N....
Forum: Equipment 04-16-2008, 05:48 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,315
Posted By Jimusma
Used by the military

I soaked my uniforms in this before shipping out to Iraq, per instructions in the kits provided to me by the military. Nasty-*ss stuff, but extremely effective at keeping the bugs off me.

Iraq,...
Forum: Americas 04-07-2008, 08:03 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,724
Posted By Jimusma
Laugh Beautiful

I rode into Bella Coola a couple years ago, and took the ferry to Vancouver Island.

Awesome ride, and and awsome ferry trip!

I came down that mountain outside of Bella Coola and it was a...
Forum: GS Boxers 03-26-2008, 06:07 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 931
Posted By Jimusma
Jiffy Solution

Creamy or Super Chunk????
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 03-16-2008, 06:55 PM
Replies: 160
Views: 9,255
Posted By Jimusma
Talking 1020 miles

1020 miles two-up on a GS1200.
I've got a fantastic pillion. Great gal.
:clap
Forum: Equipment 03-16-2008, 01:27 PM
Replies: 55
Views: 4,213
Posted By Jimusma
"Old Technology"????

Consider the difference between "old technology" and "dated technology"

to wit: the spark plug - old technology, but works like a champ
the Browning M2 .50 cal machine gun - old technology,...
Forum: Trip Planning 02-23-2008, 06:41 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 9,620
Posted By Jimusma
Evacuation Insurance

There is an organization to which I belong called "DAN", which is the Divers Alert Network

http://www.diversalertnetwork.org/index.asp

This is an organization geared toward providing medical...
Forum: Ride reports 02-14-2008, 04:53 PM
Replies: 54
Views: 6,319
Posted By Jimusma
Highest Pass?

What is the highest driveable pass in the continental US?
Canada?
Europe?

I don't know the answers to these questions, but I can say with certaintude, that there are not exciting passes in...
Forum: Ride reports 02-07-2008, 02:53 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 3,001
Posted By Jimusma
Fun!!

That looks like fun!!!

Do they teach 45-year old kids like me?????:evil
Forum: GS Boxers 01-28-2008, 07:06 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,243
Posted By Jimusma
5'6" on a GS

5' 6" in full smurf mode. 27.5" inseam on a good day.
2006 GS - lowered with Ohlins and low seat.


Knock yourself out.


Jim
Forum: GS Boxers 01-13-2008, 04:30 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 9,469
Posted By Jimusma
Smurf on a GS

I'm 5' 6" with a 27 inch inseam. I ride a 2006 GS (not Adventure).
I lowered the bike 2 inches with shortened Ohleens, and have the BMW low seat. I can't flat-foot, but I can manage. I just have...
Forum: Vendors 12-18-2007, 06:47 PM
Replies: 348
Views: 54,027
Posted By Jimusma
Question Rukka Air power modifications

Annie-

Could you replace the wimpy zipper on the Goretex liner of a Rukka Airpower with a more robust zipper?

Also, could you make a modification to a Darian to add an extra layer of fabric...
Forum: GS Boxers 11-06-2007, 02:54 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 502
Posted By Jimusma
Shorter turn signals

Thanks for the responses. All great ideas!

Now, how about ideas to help me keep from dropping my GS all the time? I'm 5'6" with a 27 inch inseam!! (Insert SMURF smilie here)
Forum: GS Boxers 11-05-2007, 06:26 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 502
Posted By Jimusma
Question GS Turn signals

I tend to drop my GS more than the average inmate. :cry As such, I frequently break the lenses on my front turn signals.

Does anybody have any experience replacing the stock front turn signals...
Forum: GS Boxers 09-21-2007, 04:40 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 659
Posted By Jimusma
Monster- Can you post a picture or two of...

Monster-

Can you post a picture or two of the chipping paint? I may have a similar issue.

Jim
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 08-16-2007, 02:32 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 3,301
Posted By Jimusma
Thumb Pillion duties

My pillion (wife) has work to do on the motorcycle just like the driver. She is an extra set of eyes to lookout for potential danger.

At the gas station, she gets off the moto, walks to the...
Forum: GS Boxers 01-20-2007, 06:54 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,554
Posted By Jimusma
Steve A- do you have pictures of this TT...

Steve A-

do you have pictures of this TT mount, and how it "quick releases?" I'm interested, but can't picture in my mind's eye how it works.

Jim
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