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Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 06-24-2014, 09:41 AM
Replies: 1,484
Views: 306,820
Posted By blue72beetle
That wasn't even on the curve! :dunno Is...

That wasn't even on the curve! :dunno

Is that the Ferrari version of 'layin er down'?
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 06-19-2014, 05:02 AM
Replies: 30,764
Views: 7,405,283
Posted By blue72beetle
He could be wearing real gear under the gortex...

He could be wearing real gear under the gortex and using it as rain gear. I used to do that with my old BDU gortex until I bought a real rain suit.
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 06-18-2014, 07:44 PM
Replies: 30,764
Views: 7,405,283
Posted By blue72beetle
Being in the military myself, I should tell you...

Being in the military myself, I should tell you that a tossed set of gortex is the least of the taxpayers worries. I have often thought of starting a website titled "I see government waste everyday"
Forum: Central – From Da Nort Woods to the Plane States 06-18-2014, 07:16 AM
Replies: 15,877
Views: 979,824
Posted By blue72beetle
Anyone down there ride bigger bikes like a...

Anyone down there ride bigger bikes like a V-Strom?
I went through the HNF on my Strom a few weeks ago, it was fun, rode to the rickety lookout tower and climbed up it. I'd like to go back and...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 06-17-2014, 06:41 AM
Replies: 77
Views: 3,714
Posted By blue72beetle
Cars are making drivers more dangerous/lazy. My...

Cars are making drivers more dangerous/lazy. My 1989 Buick has a touchscreen that controls everything. They discontinued it in 1990, for what reason?
People said it was too distracting.

Nowadays...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 06-09-2014, 02:57 PM
Replies: 30,764
Views: 7,405,283
Posted By blue72beetle
Car tire? He will assplode and his skin will burn...

Car tire? He will assplode and his skin will burn off long before it hits the pavement.
Forum: Central – From Da Nort Woods to the Plane States 06-08-2014, 03:47 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 517
Posted By blue72beetle
Haha, whoops, brain fart. :lol3 Thanks for...

Haha, whoops, brain fart. :lol3

Thanks for all the suggestions.
Forum: Central – From Da Nort Woods to the Plane States 06-06-2014, 07:18 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 517
Posted By blue72beetle
Camping around SW Wisconsin

I'm riding through SW Wisconsin in July and would like to camp for a night on my way through. Something in the LaCrosse area.
Is there anything other than the state parks? Prices seem to be kind of...
Forum: GPS Tracks - Northeast, Southeast & Florida 06-06-2014, 09:31 AM
Replies: 171
Views: 48,112
Posted By blue72beetle
Why is it closed? The twisty portion of...

Why is it closed?

The twisty portion of Winding Stairs Road is still closed, I was there a few weeks ago. Looks like it has been closed awhile, it's overgrown. After I got home I tried searching...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 06-01-2014, 05:39 PM
Replies: 30,764
Views: 7,405,283
Posted By blue72beetle
I can say it, I had two of them.

I can say it, I had two of them.
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 06-01-2014, 07:35 AM
Replies: 30,764
Views: 7,405,283
Posted By blue72beetle
Why, cause it's a girls bike?

Why, cause it's a girls bike?
Forum: Beasts 05-31-2014, 08:34 PM
Replies: 1,498
Views: 703,632
Posted By blue72beetle
I've been very impressed with the 705's I...

I've been very impressed with the 705's I recently put on.
Forum: Beasts 05-27-2014, 10:03 PM
Replies: 522
Views: 438,792
Posted By blue72beetle
Hey I've been to Abilene, but not during the...

Hey I've been to Abilene, but not during the summer.

What seat is that?
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 05-27-2014, 07:23 AM
Replies: 8,448
Views: 1,704,921
Posted By blue72beetle
The trick is to not crash while upright. You...

The trick is to not crash while upright.
You have to lay 'er down for the loud pipes to work right.
Forum: Vendors 05-26-2014, 01:49 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 2,386
Posted By blue72beetle
I won a pair of the cold weather Sockz at the...

I won a pair of the cold weather Sockz at the V-Strom Rally. I decided to wear then for the long ride home, as it was a little chilly. When I got home, I realized I had never even given one thought...
Forum: Ride reports 05-23-2014, 07:40 PM
Replies: 194
Views: 40,614
Posted By blue72beetle
I don't mean to clutter up your thread, but I'm...

I don't mean to clutter up your thread, but I'm reminded of Bob Seger's song:

"Travelin' Man"

Up with the sun, gone with the wind
She always said I was lazy
Leavin' my home, leavin' my...
Forum: Beasts 05-23-2014, 05:50 PM
Replies: 9,006
Views: 3,476,525
Posted By blue72beetle
http://blue72beetle.smugmug.com/VStrom-Rally-East-...

http://blue72beetle.smugmug.com/VStrom-Rally-East-2014/i-RCXCFcS/0/L/P5164129e-L.jpg (http://blue72beetle.smugmug.com/VStrom-Rally-East-2014/i-RCXCFcS/A)
...
Forum: Day Trippin' 05-21-2014, 07:29 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 482
Posted By blue72beetle
Sunday

Sunday morning was breakfast then group photo time. Richland Rick brought his brand new 2014 DL1000 to the rally, I spent the whole weekend explaining to my girlfriend that I needed to sell my 650...
Forum: Day Trippin' 05-21-2014, 07:28 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 482
Posted By blue72beetle
Saturday

Saturday I planned one more ride that involved some more on / off road routes, this time east of Robbinsville, as I’ve never explored much in the eastern direction. When I got to the start of the off...
Forum: Day Trippin' 05-21-2014, 07:28 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 482
Posted By blue72beetle
Friday

Friday we headed up to the Iron Horse (http://ironhorsenc.com/), to register for the Rally and decide what to do for the day. More rain was forecasted. :( Met Mark444 at the registration booth and...
Forum: Day Trippin' 05-21-2014, 07:26 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 482
Posted By blue72beetle
Thursday

Thursday was ‘ride to the rally’ day and I had planned a scenic/fun route of on and off road riding. First stop was Fields of the Wood, naturally it was still raining but that didn’t kill the fun too...
Forum: Day Trippin' 05-21-2014, 07:26 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 482
Posted By blue72beetle
V-Strom Rally East 2014

This past fall my girlfriend and I had taken a trip to the Smokey Mtns / Deals Gap area on my SV650. I’ve tried to make it down there at least once every year for the past few years, but last fall...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 05-08-2014, 11:22 PM
Replies: 30,764
Views: 7,405,283
Posted By blue72beetle
I believe it's due to being converted from Euro...

I believe it's due to being converted from Euro spec to US spec. Someone drilled the holes for the big US spec turn signals a little off!
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 05-08-2014, 10:28 PM
Replies: 30,764
Views: 7,405,283
Posted By blue72beetle
I know that guy. He's in a VW club I used to be...

I know that guy. He's in a VW club I used to be involved with. I can't remember exactly but it seems to stick in my mind that it's very late 70's. He bought it new in Europe and brought it to the US...
Forum: Beasts 04-25-2014, 04:37 PM
Replies: 9,006
Views: 3,476,525
Posted By blue72beetle
Is that the MRA Vario Spoiler? 15"x6" or 10"x4" ?...

Is that the MRA Vario Spoiler? 15"x6" or 10"x4" ?
Thinking about getting one for my Strom.
Forum: Pics, pics, pics... 04-22-2014, 03:14 PM
Replies: 116
Views: 15,818
Posted By blue72beetle
Bringing back this thread. ...

Bringing back this thread.

http://blue72beetle.smugmug.com/DL650/i-H9LJqsF/0/L/P4194093e-L.jpg (http://blue72beetle.smugmug.com/DL650/i-H9LJqsF/A)
...
Forum: Beasts 04-22-2014, 03:02 PM
Replies: 9,006
Views: 3,476,525
Posted By blue72beetle
http://blue72beetle.smugmug.com/DL650/i-H9LJqsF/0/...

http://blue72beetle.smugmug.com/DL650/i-H9LJqsF/0/L/P4194093e-L.jpg (http://blue72beetle.smugmug.com/DL650/i-H9LJqsF/A)

http://blue72beetle.smugmug.com/DL650/i-BgjM9Gt/0/L/P4194094e-L.jpg...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 04-04-2014, 09:30 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,028
Posted By blue72beetle
In the description it says it was his father's...

In the description it says it was his father's bike, and he was away on vacation. Probably took it without his permission.

I'm wondering if the father had taken it apart and then placed everything...
Forum: Day Trippin' 04-01-2014, 08:59 AM
Replies: 212
Views: 21,408
Posted By blue72beetle
I took the bike out yesterday and Sunday. I'm...

I took the bike out yesterday and Sunday. I'm probably going to ride it to work today also.
You're right about everything being brown. I took this photo Sunday, and tried bringing some more color...
Forum: Beasts 03-31-2014, 09:26 AM
Replies: 1,498
Views: 703,632
Posted By blue72beetle
http://blue72beetle.smugmug.com/DL650/i-77QJtr5/0/...

http://blue72beetle.smugmug.com/DL650/i-77QJtr5/0/L/P3304091e-L.jpg (http://blue72beetle.smugmug.com/DL650/i-77QJtr5/A)
Forum: Beasts 03-10-2014, 05:13 PM
Replies: 56
Views: 5,481
Posted By blue72beetle
Put black stripes on the tail and call it the...

Put black stripes on the tail and call it the BeeStrom!

Where ya going in May? If you're going to the V-Strom rally at Deals Gap and you still don't like the yellow, we could swap your yellow...
Forum: Beasts 03-02-2014, 09:01 AM
Replies: 3,498
Views: 636,466
Posted By blue72beetle
I can't remember exactly, there's a thread on...

I can't remember exactly, there's a thread on Stromtroopers, but people swap the intake and exhaust cams with SV cams, and it really wakes up the engine. Makes it more SV-like if you like a little...
Forum: Beasts 03-01-2014, 08:01 AM
Replies: 3,498
Views: 636,466
Posted By blue72beetle
Looks like a great price. 40,000 miles is nothing.

Looks like a great price. 40,000 miles is nothing.
Forum: Equipment 02-28-2014, 06:47 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 296
Posted By blue72beetle
That would be them! Thanks a bunch. Was kind of...

That would be them! Thanks a bunch.
Was kind of hoping I could make them flash then come on steady, but looks like all they do is flash.
Just worried a bit about them getting me pulled over.
Forum: Equipment 02-28-2014, 02:03 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 296
Posted By blue72beetle
Help ID these brake light flashers?

Trying to figure out what brand these are. Was stuck on my Strom with the brackets you see and double sided tape. No markings on them, they flash red VERY fast, like a super strobe light. Only a fuse...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 02-26-2014, 12:41 PM
Replies: 79
Views: 6,234
Posted By blue72beetle
Not motos, but similar situation. Quite a...

Not motos, but similar situation.

Quite a few years back I loved anything and everything related to old Volkswagens. Wanted to own an old VW restoration shop like you see out in SoCal. So I went...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 02-26-2014, 12:29 PM
Replies: 30,764
Views: 7,405,283
Posted By blue72beetle
That bike has probably spent more of it's life...

That bike has probably spent more of it's life leaned over than upright.
At least while it's moving.
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 02-21-2014, 06:22 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 5,156
Posted By blue72beetle
Shoulda "laid her down"

Shoulda "laid her down"
Forum: Beasts 02-03-2014, 08:19 PM
Replies: 9,006
Views: 3,476,525
Posted By blue72beetle
Yeah, mine aren't smooth either. We'll see how...

Yeah, mine aren't smooth either. We'll see how these hold up, I think a little heat helps when applying.
Forum: Beasts 02-03-2014, 06:13 PM
Replies: 9,006
Views: 3,476,525
Posted By blue72beetle
I got mine today too! He printed them in Silver...

I got mine today too!
He printed them in Silver non-reflective for me. I like it on the luggage.

http://i50.photobucket.com/albums/f343/blue72beetle/DL650/IMAG0207.jpg
...
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