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Forum: Ride reports 12-17-2014, 12:49 AM
Replies: 645
Views: 180,331
Posted By DustyRags
Oh man, that's amazing! Glad you're back on the...

Oh man, that's amazing! Glad you're back on the road, and great work on the carnet! :evil
Forum: Ride reports 12-15-2014, 01:02 AM
Replies: 645
Views: 180,331
Posted By DustyRags
Ditto- dinner in Oakland is definitely on me. Or...

Ditto- dinner in Oakland is definitely on me. Or maybe in Santa Cruz, if you can make it 'round Africa, I think I can make it to Santa Cruz...
Forum: Road warriors 12-02-2014, 10:27 AM
Replies: 127
Views: 12,579
Posted By DustyRags
My first bike was a Yamaha Towny. I paid $40 for...

My first bike was a Yamaha Towny. I paid $40 for it, and it came with aftermarket bullet holes in the oil tank so you had to pre-mix. Took me forever to ID the damn thing- nobody had ever seen one...
Forum: Road warriors 12-01-2014, 08:21 PM
Replies: 4,784
Views: 978,201
Posted By DustyRags
Near wear bars is still fine- once they're flush...

Near wear bars is still fine- once they're flush with the surface of the tire, you'll want to replace.
Forum: Road warriors 11-30-2014, 08:55 AM
Replies: 4,784
Views: 978,201
Posted By DustyRags
Woah, SOMEBODY got a deal with all the goodies!...

Woah, SOMEBODY got a deal with all the goodies! Nice find! :evil
Forum: Ride reports 11-28-2014, 09:18 AM
Replies: 645
Views: 180,331
Posted By DustyRags
Wow. The story just gets better and better!

Wow. The story just gets better and better!
Forum: Road warriors 11-23-2014, 06:44 PM
Replies: 4,784
Views: 978,201
Posted By DustyRags
I'm not great setup guru, nor a very smart...

I'm not great setup guru, nor a very smart person, but couldn't you just drop the fork tubes down a bit in the triple tree?
Forum: Road warriors 11-21-2014, 08:16 PM
Replies: 1,130
Views: 201,075
Posted By DustyRags
It DOES look like a blue giraffe! :eek1

It DOES look like a blue giraffe! :eek1
Forum: Road warriors 11-20-2014, 12:17 PM
Replies: 4,784
Views: 978,201
Posted By DustyRags
Not sure what makes that a dual sport other than...

Not sure what makes that a dual sport other than the tires, but that's a hell of a clean Nighthawk!
Forum: Road warriors 11-18-2014, 07:36 PM
Replies: 4,784
Views: 978,201
Posted By DustyRags
Pics or it didn't happen! :deal

Pics or it didn't happen! :deal
Forum: Ride reports 11-14-2014, 09:49 AM
Replies: 645
Views: 180,331
Posted By DustyRags
:clap

:clap
Forum: Road warriors 11-12-2014, 10:47 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 3,473
Posted By DustyRags
It's not. :deal

It's not. :deal
Forum: Road warriors 11-07-2014, 06:15 PM
Replies: 125
Views: 13,171
Posted By DustyRags
It's a noise spoiler. Makes it go faster. :deal

It's a noise spoiler. Makes it go faster. :deal
Forum: Road warriors 11-07-2014, 10:15 AM
Replies: 125
Views: 13,171
Posted By DustyRags
*trundles off to work on the next adventure plan-...

*trundles off to work on the next adventure plan- 18 miles of slab, two miles of paved, a mile of unpaved, park the bike, two miles of railroad track walking, photo session in a ghost town on a marsh...
Forum: Road warriors 11-06-2014, 10:49 AM
Replies: 42
Views: 2,362
Posted By DustyRags
I'm a dedicated fan of the Napoleons. I put them...

I'm a dedicated fan of the Napoleons. I put them on, got used to them, swapped back to the stockers, and went right back to the Napoleons. They do vibrate a bit more (the Nighthawk stock mirrors are...
Forum: Road warriors 11-03-2014, 09:59 PM
Replies: 125
Views: 13,171
Posted By DustyRags
Big yellow font isn't REAL adventure riding! ...

Big yellow font isn't REAL adventure riding!








:deal
Forum: Road warriors 11-02-2014, 07:00 PM
Replies: 125
Views: 13,171
Posted By DustyRags
CB550 for me, but then I was 28 at the time, so...

CB550 for me, but then I was 28 at the time, so not quite the same situation I imagine... :evil
Forum: Some Assembly Required 11-02-2014, 02:00 PM
Replies: 192
Views: 60,442
Posted By DustyRags
^^ :clap

^^ :clap
Forum: Ride reports 11-01-2014, 10:58 AM
Replies: 111
Views: 19,885
Posted By DustyRags
Man, what a story! Mainlined the whole thing...

Man, what a story! Mainlined the whole thing yesterday afternoon and this morning- probably would have read it through in one shot, if it wasn't Halloween :evil

Well done! Definitely clinches my...
Forum: Road warriors 10-31-2014, 12:09 AM
Replies: 125
Views: 13,171
Posted By DustyRags
They make Harleys with beaks now?! :1drink ...

They make Harleys with beaks now?! :1drink

Seriously, though, Harley needs to bring back its dirt thumpers. I imagine they'd sell well these days.
Forum: Ride reports 10-30-2014, 09:28 AM
Replies: 645
Views: 180,331
Posted By DustyRags
Woah, crazy! What's your take on Top Gear's...

Woah, crazy!

What's your take on Top Gear's discovery of the One True Source of the Nile?
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 10-30-2014, 09:20 AM
Replies: 78
Views: 5,756
Posted By DustyRags
Lemme get my helmet and let's do this!

Lemme get my helmet and let's do this!
Forum: Road warriors 10-29-2014, 11:02 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 2,207
Posted By DustyRags
I'm looking for a place with a garage right now-...

I'm looking for a place with a garage right now- the plan is to build a light, large-frame chopper with a small engine. Maybe a 350 twin or single. Something I can run through urban streets quickly...
Forum: Road warriors 10-29-2014, 10:05 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 2,207
Posted By DustyRags
6' 220 lbs. You'll be getting no guff from me....

6' 220 lbs. You'll be getting no guff from me. :deal

It really is weird how much difference a little bit can make. I'm 6', and I ride a Nighthawk 750. It feels a bit cramped in the legs, but by...
Forum: Road warriors 10-29-2014, 09:28 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 2,207
Posted By DustyRags
Define "tall". KLR?

Define "tall". KLR?
Forum: Road warriors 10-29-2014, 09:27 AM
Replies: 125
Views: 13,171
Posted By DustyRags
I seem to recall going on a ride last winter......

I seem to recall going on a ride last winter... 120 miles... freeways, side roads, mountain twisties, potholed roads with water crossings, country highways, and finally 8 miles of gravel. We had a...
Forum: Ride reports 10-29-2014, 01:04 AM
Replies: 169
Views: 36,034
Posted By DustyRags
I hear ya on the no kids thing- that's the case,...

I hear ya on the no kids thing- that's the case, and that's the plan. Starting your own company does seem to be the way to do these things, or some sort of time/money/work investment that can spin...
Forum: Road warriors 10-27-2014, 04:49 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 2,667
Posted By DustyRags
Dear god, they made the Wee even uglier! Who won...

Dear god, they made the Wee even uglier! Who won the bet on that thing?

I'd be very curious if the wire wheels can be retrofitted on the older generations, though. That would be... highly...
Forum: Ride reports 10-27-2014, 03:39 PM
Replies: 645
Views: 180,331
Posted By DustyRags
Cool, thanks!

Cool, thanks!
Forum: Ride reports 10-27-2014, 12:26 PM
Replies: 645
Views: 180,331
Posted By DustyRags
Just got into watching The Long Way Down, and I...

Just got into watching The Long Way Down, and I gotta say... the show's sparking my interest in four-wheeled overland rigs, but your story has me all fired up about bikes and DR's, specifically.
...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 10-24-2014, 09:23 AM
Replies: 78
Views: 5,756
Posted By DustyRags
Hell, might not be safe for ME, and I've got...

Hell, might not be safe for ME, and I've got 10,000 plus miles. Hardly an old timer, but I wouldn't call myself a "new rider" by any stretch.

Riding in Oregon back in June, I was averaging about...
Forum: Ride reports 10-21-2014, 09:52 AM
Replies: 645
Views: 180,331
Posted By DustyRags
Dude, that's perfect. Thank you so much!

Dude, that's perfect. Thank you so much!
Forum: Road warriors 10-20-2014, 11:35 AM
Replies: 1,130
Views: 201,075
Posted By DustyRags
Well, there you go! Just wear a beanie helmet and...

Well, there you go! Just wear a beanie helmet and you're golden! Waaaaaay cheaper than bending your neck a bit!
Forum: Road warriors 10-20-2014, 08:09 AM
Replies: 1,130
Views: 201,075
Posted By DustyRags
Is it lower than the tank-mounted ones on...

Is it lower than the tank-mounted ones on cruisers? :deal
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 10-19-2014, 11:39 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 5,300
Posted By DustyRags
The bike's all plumbed, ya just gotta use it as...

The bike's all plumbed, ya just gotta use it as intended. I dangle L'il Jimmy down near the air intake and let the airbox drain do the rest. Just remember to leave the snot tube unplugged or you get...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 10-19-2014, 11:27 PM
Replies: 78
Views: 5,756
Posted By DustyRags
If you don't have really good foul-weather gear,...

If you don't have really good foul-weather gear, get a Rev'it oversuit. Cheap-ish, and work REALLY well. Easy on, easy off, totally dry.

I love my Alpinestar Scout boots- totally waterproof, well...
Forum: Road warriors 10-19-2014, 12:55 PM
Replies: 1,130
Views: 201,075
Posted By DustyRags
Hahaha fair enough :freaky

Hahaha fair enough :freaky
Forum: Road warriors 10-19-2014, 12:36 PM
Replies: 1,130
Views: 201,075
Posted By DustyRags
Wait... it's so fast you've never pinned it......

Wait... it's so fast you've never pinned it... but it's boring... WTF?

I'm with Dogjaw on this one. :deal

And what's it gotta do with the 07?
Forum: Road warriors 10-19-2014, 11:55 AM
Replies: 1,130
Views: 201,075
Posted By DustyRags
Ooh, told by Dogjaw! :deal Sent from my...

Ooh, told by Dogjaw! :deal


Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
Forum: Ride reports 10-17-2014, 08:36 AM
Replies: 169
Views: 36,034
Posted By DustyRags
That is friggin' awesome! I was a kid down in San...

That is friggin' awesome! I was a kid down in San Diego and grew up surfing- those sharks would scare the piss outa me, I won't lie!

Have fun in Oz! How do you manage to take so many long trips?...
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