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Forum: Thumpers 08-19-2014, 01:54 PM
Replies: 4,501
Views: 1,067,108
Posted By garandman
Come on out, we'll take a spin up the coast!

Come on out, we'll take a spin up the coast!
Forum: Thumpers 08-18-2014, 02:06 PM
Replies: 4,501
Views: 1,067,108
Posted By garandman
Wife's first ride! she's been talking about...

Wife's first ride! she's been talking about getting a license for about 10 years. When I brought home the TW, she claimed it, signed up for the BRC and got her license!
...
Forum: Some Assembly Required 08-11-2014, 11:31 AM
Replies: 271
Views: 27,856
Posted By garandman
It's an acrylic-PVC alloy that's optimized for...

It's an acrylic-PVC alloy that's optimized for thermoforming use.

You can get really slick and create thermoforming molds in a 3D printer.....
Forum: GPS 101 - Which GPS For Me 08-05-2014, 05:48 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 631
Posted By garandman
What grief? I already have the Nuvi (which has an...

What grief? I already have the Nuvi (which has an internal battery) the motorcycle mount, and the motorcycle charger, car charger, and USB plug. It is perfect for this application here in the NE.
...
Forum: GPS 101 - Which GPS For Me 08-04-2014, 04:41 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 631
Posted By garandman
OK, looks like best option is to switch the...

OK, looks like best option is to switch the cigarette plug the first owner installed with a USB.
Forum: Battle scooters 08-03-2014, 02:48 AM
Replies: 98
Views: 29,894
Posted By garandman
Necrothread, arise! Bought a TW200 with some...

Necrothread, arise!

Bought a TW200 with some of the proceeds from selling my V-Strom. Brought it home.

My son: "I want it!"
Daughter#1 "I want it!"
Daughter #2 "I want it!"
Wife "I want...
Forum: GPS 101 - Which GPS For Me 08-03-2014, 12:39 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 631
Posted By garandman
Garmin MC power supply.

I have an old Nuvi 500 and found it really useful with my Yamaha WR250R used mostly to chase my son around. Most of the "trails" I've been on used to be roads at some point in the last 300 years and...
Forum: Some Assembly Required 08-01-2014, 01:20 AM
Replies: 271
Views: 27,856
Posted By garandman
Suzuki went to a twin plug motor in 2007, but...

Suzuki went to a twin plug motor in 2007, but other than that all the Gen 2 motors have the same output.
Forum: Thumpers 07-30-2014, 08:32 AM
Replies: 44,218
Views: 8,468,354
Posted By garandman
I have an old Nuvi 500 and found it really useful...

I have an old Nuvi 500 and found it really useful with this bike. Most of the "trails" I've been on used to be roads and show up when you set to highest detail, and the topo info is helpful.

I've...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 07-29-2014, 09:53 AM
Replies: 392
Views: 23,639
Posted By garandman
Well, that's probably because he didn't see too...

Well, that's probably because he didn't see too many other cars going 41mph over the speed limit?

Many speed limits are BS but my experience in the NE is anything 80mph or over and you are going...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 07-28-2014, 08:01 AM
Replies: 392
Views: 23,639
Posted By garandman
Most LEO's are sympathetic to the fact that...

Most LEO's are sympathetic to the fact that soldiers on pass or leave have limited time and funds to get from point A to point B, and may have been driving a long distance.

An Army buddy of mine...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 07-28-2014, 04:26 AM
Replies: 806
Views: 61,303
Posted By garandman
Lot of trolling an counter-trolling in this...

Lot of trolling an counter-trolling in this thread! The 5252 troll is classic.

I was sitting at a light and a couple of kids pulled up. One of them pointed at the Tiger and said to his buddy -...
Forum: Road warriors 07-27-2014, 07:15 PM
Replies: 52
Views: 5,644
Posted By garandman
dr, Jones, nice work. Which ham? Framingham,...

dr, Jones, nice work. Which ham? Framingham, Hamilton, Wenham? If Hamilton and Wenham merge it can be Hamham....

I discovered that I never connected the switch wire on my auxiliary fuse box. What...
Forum: Road warriors 07-27-2014, 06:27 PM
Replies: 52
Views: 5,644
Posted By garandman
Here's how I installed a USB port on a Tiger...

Here's how I installed a USB port on a Tiger 1050. Young Garandman would have mounted it on the handlebars and run the wires to battery. Old Garandman makes sure he has the tools required (including...
Forum: Thumpers 07-27-2014, 05:55 AM
Replies: 4,501
Views: 1,067,108
Posted By garandman
How awesome is the TW200? My wife is spending the...

How awesome is the TW200? My wife is spending the weekend at a BRC, so she can ride it!
Forum: Thumpers 07-22-2014, 05:59 AM
Replies: 44,218
Views: 8,468,354
Posted By garandman
This is a duh question, but will most dealers...

This is a duh question, but will most dealers have a service manual in stock?
Forum: Thumpers 07-19-2014, 11:00 AM
Replies: 4,501
Views: 1,067,108
Posted By garandman
Kinda looks like...

Kinda looks like Cyclerack.https://cycleracks.com/Portals/0/SmithCart/Images/TW200%20Bike.JPG
Forum: Northeast - Greater Flugistan and home of the carpet baggers. 07-19-2014, 10:55 AM
Replies: 5,351
Views: 371,415
Posted By garandman
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Forum: Northeast - Greater Flugistan and home of the carpet baggers. 07-17-2014, 06:06 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 257
Posted By garandman
Princeton, MA to Princeton, ME?

For the most serendipitous of reasons I'm planning a two or three day ride from Princeton, MA to Princeton, ME. Princeton MA is in central MA, Princeton ME is about 100 miles NE of Bangor or 50 miles...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 07-14-2014, 12:28 PM
Replies: 2,655
Views: 359,697
Posted By garandman
I'm rubber you're glue, your words bounce off me...

I'm rubber you're glue, your words bounce off me and stick to you.

All seven year olds know this.....
Forum: Thumpers 07-13-2014, 05:17 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 501
Posted By garandman
http://dervish.smugmug.com/photos/i-25ZPSP2/0/L/i-...

http://dervish.smugmug.com/photos/i-25ZPSP2/0/L/i-25ZPSP2-L.jpg
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 07-13-2014, 03:21 AM
Replies: 4,107
Views: 373,787
Posted By garandman
Oh come on. They had revenue of almost $6 billion...

Oh come on. They had revenue of almost $6 billion in 2013 and net income of over $700 million.

BMW motorcycles - roughly $2.5 billion.
Piaggio Group (includes Aprilia, Moto Guzzi and others) is...
Forum: Thumpers 07-13-2014, 03:15 AM
Replies: 4,501
Views: 1,067,108
Posted By garandman
I joined the club! ...

I joined the club!
http://dervish.smugmug.com/Motorcycles/WR250R/i-sVncKQN/0/L/TW200RR1-L.jpg

My wife, son, and daughter have all laid claim....
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 07-12-2014, 05:54 PM
Replies: 4,107
Views: 373,787
Posted By garandman
So since one video determines the marketing...

So since one video determines the marketing intent of multi-billion dollar corporations, Suzuki is marketing the V-Strom to short guys who want to do wheelies on dirt roads....
Forum: Thumpers 07-12-2014, 05:12 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,606
Posted By garandman
http://www.horizonsunlimited.com/hubb/attachments/...

http://www.horizonsunlimited.com/hubb/attachments/which-bike/4734d1305678154-adventure-touring-is-all-rage-motivator5c84313d81fc6f8fa18efb0ef6a330ac9f9558b8.jpg
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 07-11-2014, 04:02 PM
Replies: 2,655
Views: 359,697
Posted By garandman
If it's Mont Vernon, NH, Hamilton, MA, Brookline,...

If it's Mont Vernon, NH, Hamilton, MA, Brookline, MA or on of the other towns around here that strictly enforce the posted speed limit and/or trap drivers, that will be me, car, truck or bike.

And...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 07-10-2014, 02:18 AM
Replies: 315
Views: 49,224
Posted By garandman
Spec sheet ground clearance is 11.8"....

Spec sheet ground clearance is 11.8". (http://www.yamahamotorsports.com/sport/products/modelspecs/595/0/specs.aspx) Wet weight 295.
Forum: Thumpers 07-10-2014, 02:15 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 362
Posted By garandman
thanks! Part number is 91203-436-004 OIL...

thanks!

Part number is 91203-436-004 OIL SEAL (12X24X5)
Forum: Thumpers 07-09-2014, 05:32 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 362
Posted By garandman
Shifter Shaft Seal, Honda CRF100F

My son rides a 2008 Honda CRF100F. It is leaking oil from the shifter shaft.

Most dirt bikes have a seal that can be replaced externally. But before I pull it out I'd like to make sure. Oddly the...
Forum: Face plant 07-09-2014, 03:20 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 6,006
Posted By garandman
I turn my bars a bit so I can see better, flash...

I turn my bars a bit so I can see better, flash the brake light with my right hand and wave my left arm up and down in the "slow down" way.

If the car doesn't immediately slow, I'm outta there! I...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 07-04-2014, 04:25 PM
Replies: 315
Views: 49,224
Posted By garandman
I weigh 240 lbs and my WR250R can go over 70mph...

I weigh 240 lbs and my WR250R can go over 70mph on the highway. It has 10" of ground clearance and I can pick it up on even the steepest trail.

But it does not move the needle at Starbucks.....
Forum: Beasts 07-02-2014, 07:37 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 12,896
Posted By garandman
Necrothread. I put stuff like sleeping bag,...

Necrothread.

I put stuff like sleeping bag, rolled up clothes there.
Forum: Northeast - Greater Flugistan and home of the carpet baggers. 06-30-2014, 03:07 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 666
Posted By garandman
BTW on Thursday we saw a total of 6 ATV's in 4...

BTW on Thursday we saw a total of 6 ATV's in 4 hours. On Friday we saw 4 ATV's and one pickup truck. Here's a section of the trail: a good portion of it is rail bed, so pretty well graded.

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Forum: Northeast - Greater Flugistan and home of the carpet baggers. 06-30-2014, 02:37 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 666
Posted By garandman
My 11yo son and I just spent three days at Balsam...

My 11yo son and I just spent three days at Balsam Woods Campground (http://www.balsamwoods.com/)in Abbott, which has direct access to the trail network and is very dirt bike & ATV friendly. We rode...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 06-29-2014, 04:54 AM
Replies: 2,655
Views: 359,697
Posted By garandman
Well, also cage and road rage. I was in South...

Well, also cage and road rage. I was in South Boston creeping along, and an SUV pulled out of an alley to cross the street, without stopping. I beeped my horn, and the guy who had previously been in...
Forum: Thumpers 06-26-2014, 10:25 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 451
Posted By garandman
What hand guards are you using? Did you buy...

What hand guards are you using?

Did you buy a steel or cast folding shifter?
Forum: Thumpers 06-26-2014, 07:09 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 451
Posted By garandman
Honda CRF100F / XR100R accessories

Couldn't find a thread using search, if there is a mega thread, forgive me.

We recently sold our old Honda XR100R for a new CRF100F. I am looking for hand guards and a folding shift lever.

If...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 06-25-2014, 05:42 PM
Replies: 2,655
Views: 359,697
Posted By garandman
Careless and clean record? Fight it for sure. One...

Careless and clean record? Fight it for sure. One more bit of bad luck and they'll hang two on you.
Forum: Equipment 06-21-2014, 01:00 AM
Replies: 85
Views: 11,584
Posted By garandman
You can still buy the old design as a closeout....

You can still buy the old design as a closeout. Much higher end tent than the Elixer for about the same price. Plenty on eBay or REI still has new 2013's for $320 - instead of $450!
Forum: Equipment 06-18-2014, 08:18 PM
Replies: 85
Views: 11,584
Posted By garandman
I think you are looking at Mutha Hubba NX...

I think you are looking at Mutha Hubba NX reviews?

The original Mutha Hubba was sold in huge numbers from around 2005 to 2013. That's when the NX was introduced, the difference being the NX has a...
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