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Forum: Road warriors Yesterday, 05:06 PM
Replies: 74
Views: 4,792
Posted By ddavidv
I posted earlier but after today wanted to add...

I posted earlier but after today wanted to add something...

I have no passionate feelings about my V-Strom. It is a very good bike that I really can't find fault with aside from not having the...
Forum: Road warriors Yesterday, 04:55 PM
Replies: 659
Views: 79,723
Posted By ddavidv
Laugh Today I rode over an hour to a dealer that was...

Today I rode over an hour to a dealer that was offering a free test ride day on all Triumph products. I reserved a spot for a T100 since I've been dreamily lusting after one for months but have never...
Forum: Road warriors 05-12-2015, 02:43 AM
Replies: 74
Views: 4,792
Posted By ddavidv
OP: I have one for sale, and I'm not far from...

OP: I have one for sale, and I'm not far from you. It's already farkled for touring. :evil
http://www.advrider.com/forums/showthread.php?t=1057073
When I first rode my Wee (coming from a KLR) I...
Forum: Road warriors 04-26-2015, 03:28 AM
Replies: 659
Views: 79,723
Posted By ddavidv
Exactly. I find my Wee to be totally competent...

Exactly. I find my Wee to be totally competent but somehow I have less desire to gear up and throw a leg over it than I did with my rattly KLR. And the looks...totally meh. I never find myself...
Forum: Road warriors 04-23-2015, 06:09 PM
Replies: 659
Views: 79,723
Posted By ddavidv
Question Shopping for used Bonnes...fuel injection desires...

Shopping for used Bonnes...fuel injection desires with a carb'd price. So my question is: any reason to avoid older carb Hinckley models?

And if anyone is looking for a V-strom... :evil
Forum: Northeast - Greater Flugistan and home of the carpet baggers. 04-19-2015, 04:35 AM
Replies: 594
Views: 25,947
Posted By ddavidv
Though I had another alternative for the day I...

Though I had another alternative for the day I confess I blew off doing it this year as the number of people and FTL format proved more aggravating than enjoyable. Kudos to Frank et al for seeing the...
Forum: Road warriors 02-16-2015, 02:20 AM
Replies: 659
Views: 79,723
Posted By ddavidv
Yes, 'tis I the guy who endlessly researches...

Yes, 'tis I the guy who endlessly researches before he buys. :evil
I don't mind minor wrenching (heck, I'm considering a Royal Enfield...) provided the bike isn't festooned with half a dozen plastic...
Forum: Road warriors 02-15-2015, 06:58 AM
Replies: 659
Views: 79,723
Posted By ddavidv
Looking for a little education (potential Bonnie...

Looking for a little education (potential Bonnie buyer here).
I currently ride a 650 V-Strom which is a really nice bike; comfortable, eats up highway miles and is great for touring. Unfortunately I...
Forum: Old's Cool 02-15-2015, 06:33 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 3,217
Posted By ddavidv
The week after you buy the cruiser the perfect...

The week after you buy the cruiser the perfect KLR will appear. Then where will you be?

I bought a KLR for $1200. It was ugly...even uglier than KLRs typically are. I didn't care. I had tons of...
Forum: Thumpers 02-08-2015, 05:30 AM
Replies: 8,848
Views: 1,636,115
Posted By ddavidv
Are there any dual sport or knobby tires that fit...

Are there any dual sport or knobby tires that fit the OEM rims? This may have been covered before but searches haven't found the answer.

I'm toying with the idea of getting a TU for weekend...
Forum: Road warriors 02-08-2015, 04:50 AM
Replies: 401
Views: 67,471
Posted By ddavidv
I'll disagree. Though it's a compromise bike I...

I'll disagree. Though it's a compromise bike I really enjoyed all the time I spent with mine (which was an ugly, worn out POS that had been dropped multiple times). It had character, something my...
Forum: Road warriors 02-07-2015, 04:19 PM
Replies: 10,171
Views: 1,733,078
Posted By ddavidv
Made the mistake of sitting on this today:...

Made the mistake of sitting on this today:...
Forum: Road warriors 10-10-2014, 04:13 AM
Replies: 10,171
Views: 1,733,078
Posted By ddavidv
As was the price. :evil

As was the price. :evil
Forum: Road warriors 10-08-2014, 04:07 PM
Replies: 10,171
Views: 1,733,078
Posted By ddavidv
Damned enablers, the lot of you. :D Yes, I'd...

Damned enablers, the lot of you. :D
Yes, I'd prefer a pre-owned one. I'm trolling Craigslist regularly. :evil
Forum: Road warriors 10-07-2014, 02:42 PM
Replies: 10,171
Views: 1,733,078
Posted By ddavidv
Someone stop me. ...

Someone stop me.
http://4.bp.blogspot.com/_Er6uHKLKJaI/TCSeKoHXi9I/AAAAAAAAAQg/K4K6-Chxo7A/s1600/Bullet_500_ES.jpg
I've read all the dire warnings and yet...they are just so old school cool. Cheap...
Forum: Road warriors 09-29-2014, 06:38 PM
Replies: 354
Views: 36,274
Posted By ddavidv
Ebersole Powersports in Lebanon (2 RE's, many,...

Ebersole Powersports in Lebanon (2 RE's, many, many pastel covered Vespas and little else) and Kiss Cycles in Pottstown (very cool place to visit--been in business since around 1900).
Forum: Road warriors 09-29-2014, 04:19 AM
Replies: 354
Views: 36,274
Posted By ddavidv
Ever since I first saw one of these and figured...

Ever since I first saw one of these and figured out they were actually new bikes I haven't been able to get them off my radar. For some reason lately that desire has been burning deeper, and I've...
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 06-26-2014, 04:07 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,181
Posted By ddavidv
Thanks, guys. I knew I could count on you. ...

Thanks, guys. I knew I could count on you.

We are not going into DC proper, just a direct line to Mt Vernon (Though I may add Old Town Alexandria to the day). I've been to DC a few times but never...
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 06-25-2014, 02:58 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,181
Posted By ddavidv
Question DC traffic/Mt Vernon info requested

The missus and I are going to do a day trip to Mt. Vernon within the next month. Coming from PA, we'll have to go around Baltimore on the beltway and then 295 down into Alexandria and so on. What I'm...
Forum: Northeast - Greater Flugistan and home of the carpet baggers. 06-01-2014, 04:21 AM
Replies: 1,853
Views: 124,159
Posted By ddavidv
Ball-busting goes with the game, especially for...

Ball-busting goes with the game, especially for noobs. :D
Forum: Northeast - Greater Flugistan and home of the carpet baggers. 04-13-2014, 03:09 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 283
Posted By ddavidv
Laugh Volunteer instructors needed for teen driving school, Manheim, PA June 7-8

I find myself with the job of volunteer instructor coordinator for the B.R.A.K.E.S. http://www.putonthebrakes.com/ teen driving school. The local Lions Club has funded this for the last two years...
Forum: Northeast - Greater Flugistan and home of the carpet baggers. 04-13-2014, 05:10 AM
Replies: 768
Views: 58,379
Posted By ddavidv
I think it's time to create an award for the guy...

I think it's time to create an award for the guy who rides the most inappropriate bike on our little tour:...
Forum: Northeast - Greater Flugistan and home of the carpet baggers. 04-11-2014, 02:47 PM
Replies: 768
Views: 58,379
Posted By ddavidv
Gee, I hope the bike starts. Haven't ridden it...

Gee, I hope the bike starts. Haven't ridden it since November. :rofl
Forum: Northeast - Greater Flugistan and home of the carpet baggers. 04-08-2014, 03:32 AM
Replies: 768
Views: 58,379
Posted By ddavidv
Address clarification for GPS, Mapquest, etc.... ...

Address clarification for GPS, Mapquest, etc....

22 Old Forge Road, Jonestown, PA

Or, exit 90 off I-81.
Forum: Northeast - Greater Flugistan and home of the carpet baggers. 03-30-2014, 04:21 AM
Replies: 1,853
Views: 124,159
Posted By ddavidv
Got my last two dogs from there. Excellent staff...

Got my last two dogs from there. Excellent staff and a top facility.
Forum: Northeast - Greater Flugistan and home of the carpet baggers. 03-15-2014, 04:33 AM
Replies: 1,853
Views: 124,159
Posted By ddavidv
Hey, we Lancastrians are proud of our inept 15th...

Hey, we Lancastrians are proud of our inept 15th President. Other than Amish Mafia, it's our only real claim to fame. :rofl
Forum: Northeast - Greater Flugistan and home of the carpet baggers. 02-23-2014, 05:07 AM
Replies: 768
Views: 58,379
Posted By ddavidv
Wuss. :lol3 If you want to haul the XL out...

Wuss. :lol3

If you want to haul the XL out and park your truck at my place, you're welcome to do so, though I do worry what that T100 will do to my property value.

Oh, and I suggest you wear a...
Forum: Northeast - Greater Flugistan and home of the carpet baggers. 02-09-2014, 03:57 AM
Replies: 768
Views: 58,379
Posted By ddavidv
An event not to be missed, and my calendar is...

An event not to be missed, and my calendar is thus far open. :clap
Forum: Northeast - Greater Flugistan and home of the carpet baggers. 01-25-2014, 04:03 AM
Replies: 320
Views: 16,067
Posted By ddavidv
Weird...I was just thinking about the spring ride...

Weird...I was just thinking about the spring ride today. Must be from all the snow on the ground. :rofl
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 01-08-2014, 03:39 AM
Replies: 214
Views: 18,022
Posted By ddavidv
Tried to read it (and I'm a big reader) and just...

Tried to read it (and I'm a big reader) and just couldn't. Pirsig vomits words through his typewriter worse than Ayn Rand, and it winds up just being confusing instead of insightful. He could have...
Forum: Equipment 12-21-2013, 11:50 AM
Replies: 214
Views: 24,916
Posted By ddavidv
Question Just on their web site, the only size that comes...

Just on their web site, the only size that comes up is Medium? :huh
Forum: Road warriors 12-14-2013, 06:15 AM
Replies: 101
Views: 13,876
Posted By ddavidv
Thumb Brilliant. Thanks for taking the time to put that...

Brilliant. Thanks for taking the time to put that together.

I've lusted after one of these based on looks alone for several years, but have yet to ride one. Having watched your review, I now know...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 11-08-2013, 04:40 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 2,898
Posted By ddavidv
Agree fully with the OP. I'm wired a little...

Agree fully with the OP. I'm wired a little differently; while I appreciate a good looking bike, it figures into my purchase criteria about 1%. What my brief history of bikes has taught me is that...
Forum: Road warriors 09-22-2013, 04:55 AM
Replies: 4,557
Views: 739,073
Posted By ddavidv
I wish you guys would quit waxing poetic about...

I wish you guys would quit waxing poetic about how great these bikes are. Resale value is holding too high. How is a poor slob like me ever going to justify having one as a second bike?
:bert
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 09-20-2013, 04:14 AM
Replies: 10,433
Views: 2,236,752
Posted By ddavidv
Hmmm...real rider or not? Blue jacket. Red...

Hmmm...real rider or not?
Blue jacket. Red helmet. Black bedliner KLR.
https://lh4.googleusercontent.com/-rbpA8DBZzDg/UEyATfVNqNI/AAAAAAAAAb0/oo-rnXKoDfg/w443-h591-no/photo.JPG
Riding ability not...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 09-17-2013, 04:02 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 5,032
Posted By ddavidv
Had a KLR. Nice machine, same approach as the DR....

Had a KLR. Nice machine, same approach as the DR. But...it will wear on you getting to the dirty stuff.

After much soul searching, I swapped it for a WeeStrom. With a decent set of dirt tires, it...
Forum: Road warriors 09-13-2013, 04:31 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 3,946
Posted By ddavidv
Fixed for ya. Your Pinto is a prime example: ...

Fixed for ya.
Your Pinto is a prime example: you've got a $6000 agreed value policy on it, which is what anyone with something restored, altered or truly weird (a Pinto) should have. Just tossing...
Forum: Road warriors 09-12-2013, 03:39 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 3,946
Posted By ddavidv
No, super genius, they don't have to pay for all...

No, super genius, they don't have to pay for all that extra crap you've bolted to your hooptie if you're the insured. If you're the claimant (other party) then yes.

I'll try to explain this in...
Forum: Road warriors 09-11-2013, 03:46 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 3,946
Posted By ddavidv
Bueller = :crash The business we're in is...

Bueller = :crash

The business we're in is truly a "until you've walked in my shoes, STFU" one. I won't say there isn't a lot wrong with the industry, because there is. But you Keyboard Experts who...
Forum: Road warriors 09-10-2013, 03:41 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 3,946
Posted By ddavidv
One thing you guys need to understand is the...

One thing you guys need to understand is the insurance claim world is largely set up to handle auto claims. Step outside that world of normalcy, and all bets are off.

I've worked in the business...
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