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Forum: Pics, pics, pics... 08-02-2014, 05:24 AM
Replies: 4,073
Views: 562,055
Posted By Noreaster
http://i236.photobucket.com/albums/ff57/noreasterD...

http://i236.photobucket.com/albums/ff57/noreasterDL/Mobile%20Uploads/IMG_0160_zps0dd0ddff.jpg (http://s236.photobucket.com/user/noreasterDL/media/Mobile%20Uploads/IMG_0160_zps0dd0ddff.jpg.html)
Forum: Battle scooters 08-01-2014, 02:23 AM
Replies: 756
Views: 269,239
Posted By Noreaster
yes

yes
Forum: Beasts 07-29-2014, 09:57 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 3,573
Posted By Noreaster
Could be. I never even considered one and didn't...

Could be. I never even considered one and didn't see any where I was. Is being smaller a good or bad thing for you? I felt the the 800 was much smaller than the Vee (other than distance to the...
Forum: Beasts 07-29-2014, 09:49 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 3,573
Posted By Noreaster
That's the F700GS which I had initially...

That's the F700GS which I had initially overlooked but is a MUCH closer comparison to the Wee Strom than the F800GS in that it has less suspension travel than the 800 (but still more than the Wee I...
Forum: Northeast - Greater Flugistan and home of the carpet baggers. 07-29-2014, 06:52 AM
Replies: 218
Views: 19,149
Posted By Noreaster
Let me know when you go I'll tag along behind...

Let me know when you go I'll tag along behind you. Never tried it and my bike's a big girl.
Forum: Beasts 07-29-2014, 06:46 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 3,573
Posted By Noreaster
Oh-oh $9,990 with (switchable) ABS or $10.5 with...

Oh-oh $9,990 with (switchable) ABS or $10.5 with center stand, heated grips and hard-bag mounts.
Forum: Beasts 07-29-2014, 06:40 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 3,573
Posted By Noreaster
The "other" grand I was talking about is the...

The "other" grand I was talking about is the destination fee, documentation fee and things like that, whatever they are and add up to. "Grand" was not meant to be a specific number. If you are able...
Forum: Beasts 07-29-2014, 06:34 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 3,573
Posted By Noreaster
That's a good point. I guess the other points are...

That's a good point. I guess the other points are good too. It would make it a better bike for what I am looking for in my next bike, but not better at what it already does. Motorcycle prices are...
Forum: Beasts 07-28-2014, 09:25 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 3,573
Posted By Noreaster
Nope, and you shouldn't have to. It should have...

Nope, and you shouldn't have to. It should have that stuff right at the price it is now. Home Run.

I know that it's not apples to apples exactly BUT I'm looking at 12.5 OTD for an 800 with bags....
Forum: Thumpers 07-28-2014, 08:56 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 2,787
Posted By Noreaster
Lots of good advice already but I'll chime in...

Lots of good advice already but I'll chime in since I have owned two of the bikes you are looking at (KLR and DL650) and one that was recommended to you (DR650).

Of them all, the best one to run...
Forum: Beasts 07-28-2014, 11:48 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 3,573
Posted By Noreaster
Too bad. A 21 inch wheel and the ability to turn...

Too bad. A 21 inch wheel and the ability to turn off ABS would have made it a winner. For two grand more I can get those things pluss a three year warranty, more power and a fancy brand. Sorry...
Forum: Northeast - Greater Flugistan and home of the carpet baggers. 07-28-2014, 06:48 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 501
Posted By Noreaster
Humm… Not many thing I own! I have a 450 that...

Humm… Not many thing I own! I have a 450 that would never make it up there and a V-Strom that wold never make it ON there! Well, maybe the 450 (after I get it registered and legalized)….. Hummm…..
Forum: Beasts 07-27-2014, 11:46 AM
Replies: 0
Views: 358
Posted By Noreaster
Are the current generation Wee-Stroms less top-heavy?

What I am riding right now is a 2005 DL1000 and it simply feels like it's going to fall over all the time. 60 pounds of bass and that big ol' engine all way up high like that has a stupid-high center...
Forum: Thumpers 07-27-2014, 06:44 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 798
Posted By Noreaster
It's a 2001. I think I passed on it (I never went...

It's a 2001. I think I passed on it (I never went to look at it but it's still for sale). I have a bunch of older bikes that need this or that from time to the. I realize that even if it runs like a...
Forum: Parallel Universe 07-27-2014, 06:19 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 675
Posted By Noreaster
Considering a F800GS: DL1000 is what I have now

Previously, years ago, I rode a KLR650. I bought it used and it broke down a lot and it was brilliant. It was heavy and underpowered and it took me to the ends of Maine and deeper into the forests of...
Forum: Northeast - Greater Flugistan and home of the carpet baggers. 07-25-2014, 06:02 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 501
Posted By Noreaster
Um, Any one want to go for a ride tomorrow?

North Eastern Mass to….. Open for suggestions.
Forum: Thumpers 07-25-2014, 08:42 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 798
Posted By Noreaster
20,000 miles on an LC4?

I see that a 60 Adventure has come up for sale near me. The price is cheep. I have always wanted one but currently have no need for one. The downside is, of course, the 20,000 miles. In these parts...
Forum: Day Trippin' 07-23-2014, 01:37 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 517
Posted By Noreaster
Oh yes! Ever since I decided that I like cruisers...

Oh yes! Ever since I decided that I like cruisers the Thunderbird has been high on my list. This bike is a LOT heavier than any thing else I have owned but it's not nearly as ponderous as I thought...
Forum: Day Trippin' 07-22-2014, 06:47 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 517
Posted By Noreaster
Did a Loop thought Northern New England and New York.

I haven't ridden much lately, like the last two years. I was involved in a small accident on the V-Strom that, over time, developed into a Big Deal and between recovering from all that and not...
Forum: Northeast - Greater Flugistan and home of the carpet baggers. 07-22-2014, 07:43 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 812
Posted By Noreaster
Seacoast Trail Riders?

I know that they are a "dirt bike" club and are "technically" in N.H.

BUT

They run annual events out of southern Maine, have many "dual sport" rides and are already affiliated with NETRA and...
Forum: Northeast - Greater Flugistan and home of the carpet baggers. 07-21-2014, 05:04 PM
Replies: 5,371
Views: 376,642
Posted By Noreaster
Here we go. ...

Here we go.

http://i236.photobucket.com/albums/ff57/noreasterDL/Mobile%20Uploads/IMG_0166_zpsb8196a77.jpg...
Forum: Northeast - Greater Flugistan and home of the carpet baggers. 07-21-2014, 02:25 PM
Replies: 5,371
Views: 376,642
Posted By Noreaster
As I watched you pull in there I was saying to...

As I watched you pull in there I was saying to myself "please don't let that guy have taptalk". He did.
Forum: Road warriors 07-21-2014, 06:36 AM
Replies: 112
Views: 9,828
Posted By Noreaster
Not even the same thing. You can't get some of...

Not even the same thing. You can't get some of the most basic and traditional Harley models any more (the 1200 Sportster in Roadster trim comes to mind but there are gaping holes in the Dyna and...
Forum: Road warriors 07-21-2014, 06:30 AM
Replies: 112
Views: 9,828
Posted By Noreaster
I take it you guys don't know each other.

I take it you guys don't know each other.
Forum: Battle scooters 07-20-2014, 10:52 AM
Replies: 3,385
Views: 1,322,764
Posted By Noreaster
You took Zuma over the Kank? Hat's off to you sir!

You took Zuma over the Kank? Hat's off to you sir!
Forum: Northeast - Greater Flugistan and home of the carpet baggers. 07-20-2014, 09:07 AM
Replies: 5,371
Views: 376,642
Posted By Noreaster
damit. I should have kept my mouth shut until...

damit. I should have kept my mouth shut until tomorrow! It's been a longtime since i scored a tag. We have SO many Trustees properties up this way thought hat I was hoping it was close by. I was...
Forum: Road warriors 07-20-2014, 05:52 AM
Replies: 112
Views: 9,828
Posted By Noreaster
I can put a wife, three kids and a weeks worth of...

I can put a wife, three kids and a weeks worth of groceries in the blue one and keep it all dry. The red one goes faster in first gear than the blue one ever will. With that logic we should all have...
Forum: Road warriors 07-20-2014, 05:49 AM
Replies: 112
Views: 9,828
Posted By Noreaster
I understand that but, despite what they want you...

I understand that but, despite what they want you to think, Honda products are no more or less durable or reliable than their big-name Japanese counterparts (Toyota, Yamaha, Kawasaki, Nissan, or...
Forum: Road warriors 07-19-2014, 09:22 PM
Replies: 112
Views: 9,828
Posted By Noreaster
I know! Don't they actually need to sell some of...

I know! Don't they actually need to sell some of these etchings to make money? They got me THREE times in the last week with the CBR650, the VFR and the CB1100. I'm sorry? They want HOW MUCH for an...
Forum: Northeast - Greater Flugistan and home of the carpet baggers. 07-19-2014, 06:04 PM
Replies: 5,371
Views: 376,642
Posted By Noreaster
so…. will just any blurry Trustees of...

so…. will just any blurry Trustees of Reservations sign do or…..
Forum: Road warriors 07-19-2014, 09:01 AM
Replies: 112
Views: 9,828
Posted By Noreaster
Has Honda lost their mind with prices?

Every thing cost more.I get it. But THAT much more? $13k for a VFR? 8.5 for a CBR650f?

Too bad that every one who wants a Harley has one now so they can't sell any more Metirc Cruisers so there...
Forum: Beasts 07-12-2014, 06:34 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,148
Posted By Noreaster
I'm tempted to swap 'em out just to see the...

I'm tempted to swap 'em out just to see the difference. Its almost too cheep NOT to.
Forum: Road warriors 07-12-2014, 04:30 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 738
Posted By Noreaster
There is one notable area where, in this country...

There is one notable area where, in this country at least, HD shines head and shoulders above the Asian makers. I rode over to the Yamaha Shop today to get a clock and a chrome master-cylinder cover....
Forum: Road warriors 07-12-2014, 12:00 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 738
Posted By Noreaster
Rode it. Ate a burrito. Rode it some more. "I...

Rode it. Ate a burrito. Rode it some more.
"I am riding a cruiser, I am riding a cruiser, I am riding a cruiser, I am riding a cruiser, I am riding a cruiser, I am riding a cruiser…

...
Forum: Road warriors 07-11-2014, 05:34 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 738
Posted By Noreaster
Yamaha "Star" bikes.

https://www.facebook.com/photo.php?fbid=10154357427035599&l=a7c8d549f3
I just bought a 2005 V-Star 1100 that the neighbor had in the driveway. After hating on Harleys for years (and hating the two...
Forum: Beasts 07-09-2014, 09:57 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,148
Posted By Noreaster
Hahah. When I had my KLR those MSR ATV bars were...

Hahah. When I had my KLR those MSR ATV bars were all the rage too. They are getting a lot of milage out of those things. I'll bet they even sell some for actual ATVs! I was riding around the other...
Forum: Beasts 07-05-2014, 04:57 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,148
Posted By Noreaster
Replacement V-Strom bars?

I think my bars might be a little bent. What commercial bar out there is a good replacement aluminum bar in a stock bend, maybe a little lower?
Forum: Road warriors 07-05-2014, 06:50 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 661
Posted By Noreaster
Some thing kind of old or something oldISH? Looking for interesting.

One of the fondest memories that I have of my childhood is riding behind my father on his Yamaha SR500. We had a particularly steep hill in town that ended at the ocean. It scared the crap out of me...
Forum: Northeast - Greater Flugistan and home of the carpet baggers. 04-16-2014, 07:15 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,797
Posted By Noreaster
most excellent

most excellent
Forum: Northeast - Greater Flugistan and home of the carpet baggers. 04-16-2014, 03:56 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,797
Posted By Noreaster
Honda!? What did you get?

Honda!? What did you get?
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