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Forum: Ride reports 12-16-2013, 09:44 AM
Replies: 580
Views: 161,542
Posted By eightangrybears
Another amazing story

AH, loved and followed the first report with an unwavering sense of awe. I even contacted you about your art (which is amazing) a while back. Just wanted to say this report is as amazing as the last...
Forum: Ride reports 03-27-2013, 09:09 AM
Replies: 2,046
Views: 1,148,842
Posted By eightangrybears
Kriega gear

I also would love to put my two cents in about Kriega...awesome gear and awesome folks. I live in New Orleans (what seems like aside from the track day with ducati and DV, your favorite picture...
Forum: Ride reports 03-27-2013, 09:00 AM
Replies: 2,046
Views: 1,148,842
Posted By eightangrybears
no offense

I just spent the last few days (at work) reading this whole report...start to finish. It's really pretty fantastic. Your ability to get up and go is something I strive for. Your attitude towards new...
Forum: Day Trippin' 03-04-2013, 02:08 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 513
Posted By eightangrybears
New Orleans to Tampa and back

So my dad invited me to meet him and my brother in Tampa for spring training and since I live in New Orleans, I thought it would make for a perfect Spring cruise excuse. Being that it's only about...
Forum: Americas 01-18-2013, 02:27 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 638
Posted By eightangrybears
you'd also be doing yourself a disservice by...

you'd also be doing yourself a disservice by driving the coast from florida to New Orleans...it sucks. I promise you. Just straight roads with no view of the ocean. You'd be better off heading up...
Forum: Americas 01-18-2013, 02:24 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 638
Posted By eightangrybears
Here in New Orleans it doesn't even fully warm up...

Here in New Orleans it doesn't even fully warm up until the end of April. We ride year round down here but that's probably not the case anywhere north of Arkansas...Dress warm and watch for ice!
Forum: Road warriors 06-12-2012, 08:55 AM
Replies: 57
Views: 7,005
Posted By eightangrybears
depends on your riding style, but if you have a...

depends on your riding style, but if you have a Ural now, I would say go with the Bonnie. In terms of commuting, you will have a much easier time getting you and a pack of goods (whatever you bring...
Forum: Americas 06-04-2012, 12:19 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,042
Posted By eightangrybears
Find the El Rollo Waterpark in Mexico. I have...

Find the El Rollo Waterpark in Mexico. I have heard it is awesome due to the much looser regulations on rides in Mexico than the states...Not really for sightseeing, but I am definitely going to hit...
Forum: Beasts 05-22-2012, 02:15 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 585
Posted By eightangrybears
why? I saw a bit in MC Magazine last month in the...

why? I saw a bit in MC Magazine last month in the "what you get for the money section" but even they said that all the other bikes listed were better and cheaper and WAAAAYYYY easier to fix? SO, I am...
Forum: Layin' down tracks 03-08-2012, 02:05 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,817
Posted By eightangrybears
try and trade it to someone for the 550. I have...

try and trade it to someone for the 550. I have that one and it is awesome. Someone may be wanting to go up to the 660 also, so it is worth a shot...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 01-17-2012, 02:34 PM
Replies: 329
Views: 54,121
Posted By eightangrybears
I'm not sure what you mean...is this just the...

I'm not sure what you mean...is this just the newer Bonnevilles? I have a 77 750 Tiger (same as a Bonnie) and its carb is real. I'm guessing when they changed to fuel injection they just kept "fake...
Forum: The Garage 12-21-2011, 01:06 PM
Replies: 63
Views: 8,637
Posted By eightangrybears
furnace in the basement...for sure. If you don't...

furnace in the basement...for sure. If you don't have a basement, somewhere near the center of your home on the first floor. You are absolutely right about it being harder to force air down, but more...
Forum: Tejas and the Gulf States 12-21-2011, 12:54 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,092
Posted By eightangrybears
Hah...I thought you had said you would be riding...

Hah...I thought you had said you would be riding in two weeks. When you planning this for anyways? I was looking at weather and temps and even down here, it will only get up into the low 60s during...
Forum: Tejas and the Gulf States 12-21-2011, 12:51 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,092
Posted By eightangrybears
I live in New Orleans and can tell you camping...

I live in New Orleans and can tell you camping anywhere around here sucks...balls. I would stay in Waveland, too but you can probably find something a bit cheaper than $35. Unless the beach is super...
Forum: Parallel Universe 12-20-2011, 02:21 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 834
Posted By eightangrybears
Tranny fluid, no? The transmission fluid that I...

Tranny fluid, no? The transmission fluid that I had leaking from my 78 goldwing was red...VERY RED (blood red would be an understatement...I would say more like thick Kool-Aid punch...)
Forum: GPS 101 - Which GPS For Me 12-20-2011, 07:12 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,836
Posted By eightangrybears
I've got a 660 and it is awesome. I haven't had...

I've got a 660 and it is awesome. I haven't had any ads show up, though. Not sure if they would but I have used it for about 8,000 miles and haven't had one issue. It's great at telling where...
Forum: Ride reports 12-07-2011, 08:31 AM
Replies: 1,700
Views: 853,437
Posted By eightangrybears
Al, It was awesome to follow along with you...

Al,

It was awesome to follow along with you and Tom on your trip(s). It was saddening but cool at the same time to see you guys split up after Kristi and the accident. Even though you guys didn't...
Forum: GPS 101 - Which GPS For Me 11-07-2011, 07:16 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 622
Posted By eightangrybears
yes and no

I have the Garmin Zumo 550. It is amazing. You can search for just about everything (with your left hand, too...) on the fly. I find gas and rest areas all the time while I am driving. It's pretty...
Forum: Americas 10-07-2011, 07:39 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,540
Posted By eightangrybears
95 will cost you like $20 in tolls from Maine to...

95 will cost you like $20 in tolls from Maine to Florida. Most of it by the time you pass the Mason Dixon line. When I lived in Atlanta and travelled home to NH, I would take 95 to 78 S/W and then 81...
Forum: Ride reports 10-03-2011, 06:04 AM
Replies: 1,700
Views: 853,437
Posted By eightangrybears
Stay strong there, man. There are a lot of people...

Stay strong there, man. There are a lot of people out there who come off on round the world trips. I read on Tom's site you are into Hubert Kriegel's travels, "The Timeless Ride." I remember reading...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 10-02-2011, 10:01 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 3,032
Posted By eightangrybears
My dad used to have me and my brother on his 81...

My dad used to have me and my brother on his 81 Kawasaki 440LTD when I was real young...like 3 years old. Looking at some of those pictures, I was in front of him. Not sure exactly what I held onto...
Forum: Face plant 10-02-2011, 09:42 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,660
Posted By eightangrybears
I'm with everyone here. I used to be a very...

I'm with everyone here. I used to be a very respectable driver until I moved down to New Orleans. Everyone drives with themselves and no one else in mind and on top of that, THEY ARE ALL ON THEIR...
Forum: Americas 09-29-2011, 01:35 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 545
Posted By eightangrybears
In terms of rides, skip US-129, the Tail of the...

In terms of rides, skip US-129, the Tail of the Dragon. It may be better this time of the year, but it's always super packed with bikes and cars and everyone wants pictures, etc.

INSTEAD, my...
Forum: GS Boxers 09-22-2011, 01:19 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 4,083
Posted By eightangrybears
That is totally ripe, man. Although, it's...

That is totally ripe, man. Although, it's probably an awesome story to tell...but damn...looks like a horror movie set prepped your bike for shooting a zombie scene...
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 09-20-2011, 02:51 PM
Replies: 59
Views: 4,958
Posted By eightangrybears
We got back from a 10 day camp/ride along the...

We got back from a 10 day camp/ride along the Natchez Trace, areas in NC, TN and AL and had no issues. The most wildlife we saw was a damn raccoon that kept knocking over our covered trash can. As...
Forum: Ride reports 08-25-2011, 01:12 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 495
Posted By eightangrybears
Fellow Louisianian...

Hey there. I live in NOLA and have a friend with a WeeStrom. That, however, has nothing to do with my comment...

I was just wondering if you had found any good roads in Louisiana for riding....
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