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Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan Yesterday, 10:59 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,079
Posted By Wreckchecker
We still have the 2003 DL1000 and a 2012 Tenere....

We still have the 2003 DL1000 and a 2012 Tenere. I've ridden the others mentioned and will post a few links. At the end, most folks on the Tenere forum got to the same point as this:

"In fact,...
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains Yesterday, 10:24 AM
Replies: 7,098
Views: 306,733
Posted By Wreckchecker
Don't you have an airplane to catch? Or to...

Don't you have an airplane to catch?

Or to break?

:evil
Forum: Equipment 07-01-2015, 01:22 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 693
Posted By Wreckchecker
I follow your argument about a non-waterproof...

I follow your argument about a non-waterproof boot, but have never heard somebody ask for such a thing. Any boots this big are going to get warm.

+1 to loving the Toucans. They are...
Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 07-01-2015, 06:22 AM
Replies: 28,469
Views: 5,796,740
Posted By Wreckchecker
A darkside Tenere? Now that would be...

A darkside Tenere?

Now that would be different.
:evil
Forum: Americas 06-29-2015, 10:05 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 883
Posted By Wreckchecker
There is no Craigslist in North Carolina, but in...

There is no Craigslist in North Carolina, but in nearby Columbia SC there is. Plenty of bikes in that area within your price limit:

http://columbia.craigslist.org/search/mcy?minAsk=555&maxAsk=2200
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 06-28-2015, 06:15 PM
Replies: 34,380
Views: 1,768,577
Posted By Wreckchecker
And T-shirts!!! You could retire on the T-shirts!...

And T-shirts!!! You could retire on the T-shirts!
:clap
Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 06-28-2015, 06:13 PM
Replies: 28,469
Views: 5,796,740
Posted By Wreckchecker
Sounds like you might even consider a DR650 or...

Sounds like you might even consider a DR650 or other 650 thumper.
Forum: Epic Ride Reports 06-28-2015, 08:50 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 2,841
Posted By Wreckchecker
I can put you guys up in the DC/Baltimore area....

I can put you guys up in the DC/Baltimore area. In fact, my son is your age and also has a 'Strom so he can show you the sights I am long past.
:evil
Forum: Epic Ride Reports 06-27-2015, 05:18 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 2,841
Posted By Wreckchecker
LOL - Subscribed.

LOL -
Subscribed.
Forum: Americas 06-26-2015, 05:39 PM
Replies: 84
Views: 5,242
Posted By Wreckchecker
Two weeks form tonight we will be on the ferry...

Two weeks form tonight we will be on the ferry out of Portland!!!
:clap
Forum: EMEA 06-26-2015, 05:32 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 587
Posted By Wreckchecker
Leave money and take pictures. Have fun!

Leave money and take pictures.
Have fun!
Forum: The Perfect Line and Other Riding Myths 06-24-2015, 04:23 PM
Replies: 4,036
Views: 614,026
Posted By Wreckchecker
A long time ago all of the unmarked cars in...

A long time ago all of the unmarked cars in Maryland had license plates that started with the same letter. i.e. ABC123, ABC124, ABC125, etc.
:D
Forum: Americas 06-24-2015, 06:31 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 280
Posted By Wreckchecker
Come up through Frederick (I-95 then I-270) or...

Come up through Frederick (I-95 then I-270) or Hagerstown, MD (I-81) then you can go up 219 from near Hagerstown or 15 from Frederick. Try to see the battlefields of Antiedam and Gettysburg, squiggly...
Forum: EMEA 06-24-2015, 06:21 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 203
Posted By Wreckchecker
Go on the web for whatever city you plan to fly...

Go on the web for whatever city you plan to fly into and start calling motorcycle dealers. Ask if they don't rent, then who in town might. Norwegians speak English well.

Looking quick I saw this:...
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 06-24-2015, 06:08 AM
Replies: 11,915
Views: 803,803
Posted By Wreckchecker
I'm sure that Wayne will jump right on that. ...

I'm sure that Wayne will jump right on that.
:evil
Forum: The Perfect Line and Other Riding Myths 06-24-2015, 06:01 AM
Replies: 4,036
Views: 614,026
Posted By Wreckchecker
On the UP side, YIPPEE - school is out and people...

On the UP side, YIPPEE - school is out and people left town on their vacations!

Commuting in the morning this week has been fantastic!

:clap:clap
Forum: The Perfect Line and Other Riding Myths 06-24-2015, 06:00 AM
Replies: 4,036
Views: 614,026
Posted By Wreckchecker
That was our normal. Most of the eastern States...

That was our normal. Most of the eastern States use unmarked cars, SUVs, and pickups. Maryland does a lot of tickets with plain looking SUVs and pickup trucks.

Maryland Mustang:...
Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 06-20-2015, 05:45 PM
Replies: 9,651
Views: 2,319,389
Posted By Wreckchecker
Not waterproof and not as much volume, but $20...

Not waterproof and not as much volume, but $20 and works.

http://i198.photobucket.com/albums/aa87/Checkswrecks/Super%20Tenere/20812d1d.jpg

Buy it here:...
Forum: EMEA 06-19-2015, 07:38 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 587
Posted By Wreckchecker
Europe's been "civilized" somebody has owned...

Europe's been "civilized" somebody has owned everything for a very long time, so going truly off-road can be tough to find. Coming from 300cc bikes, the KTM 1050 is going to be pretty big, too. All...
Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 06-19-2015, 07:17 AM
Replies: 28,469
Views: 5,796,740
Posted By Wreckchecker
Similar idea made by Stockton Tool and available...

Similar idea made by Stockton Tool and available from most online bike stores, including Cycle Gear
http://www.cyclegear.com/STOCKTON-TOOL-COMPANY-Axle-Adjustment-Tool
...
Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 06-18-2015, 10:08 AM
Replies: 28,469
Views: 5,796,740
Posted By Wreckchecker
:huh Plugging tires is a time-honored...

:huh

Plugging tires is a time-honored tradition here in the nation's capitol, probably because the street gutters never get swept. I do at least one a year just for commuting.
Forum: The Perfect Line and Other Riding Myths 06-18-2015, 06:23 AM
Replies: 4,036
Views: 614,026
Posted By Wreckchecker
Says the guy from WV. You looking to laugh, or...

Says the guy from WV. You looking to laugh, or just for ideas?
:evil


Obviously j/k. Hillbilly has great taste in mo'sickles.
:freaky
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 06-18-2015, 06:17 AM
Replies: 7,098
Views: 306,733
Posted By Wreckchecker
I first heard that as a Kiwi joke, told of course...

I first heard that as a Kiwi joke, told of course by an Aussie. Rather than a kilt, it was about a button fly.

:D
Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 06-17-2015, 06:51 AM
Replies: 28,469
Views: 5,796,740
Posted By Wreckchecker
There are a couple of threads about that on the...

There are a couple of threads about that on the YST site.
Forum: Thumpers 06-17-2015, 06:38 AM
Replies: 49,924
Views: 10,611,108
Posted By Wreckchecker
I test rode several Teneres before buying and the...

I test rode several Teneres before buying and the poor way the 3rd was set up, if it'd been first I never would have tried another. The new blue color looks great and you can get a 2014 for less than...
Forum: The Perfect Line and Other Riding Myths 06-17-2015, 06:31 AM
Replies: 4,036
Views: 614,026
Posted By Wreckchecker
:toney:sweeti I must see at least a half...

:toney:sweeti

I must see at least a half dozen of those per morning. And another half dozen guys who are shaving or occasionally tying a tie. Eating breakfast or holding a coffee would be another...
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 06-16-2015, 01:30 PM
Replies: 34,380
Views: 1,768,577
Posted By Wreckchecker
Rumor has it that Bill helps the Cards in the...

Rumor has it that Bill helps the Cards in the football off-season.
...
Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 06-16-2015, 01:22 PM
Replies: 28,469
Views: 5,796,740
Posted By Wreckchecker
Like Coastalcop wrote, the OEM plate is anemic...

Like Coastalcop wrote, the OEM plate is anemic and has a bad rep.

I've got the SW-Motech and have jacked under it a number of times. I do spread the load of the jack with a piece of wood, so that...
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 06-16-2015, 01:18 PM
Replies: 7,098
Views: 306,733
Posted By Wreckchecker
Don't want to hear about potential extraditions...

Don't want to hear about potential extraditions for sheep molestations after ewe get back.

:evil
Forum: Thumpers 06-16-2015, 01:16 PM
Replies: 49,924
Views: 10,611,108
Posted By Wreckchecker
While I'm all for rolling what you want, like...

While I'm all for rolling what you want, like Tewster does, there are a bunch of us who have the WRR as a second bike to a Super Tenere or GS.
Forum: EMEA 06-16-2015, 06:23 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 870
Posted By Wreckchecker
Having worked in Germany as a US citizen with a...

Having worked in Germany as a US citizen with a German RN as an ex, I can tell you that the work permits for foreigners in Europe are downright obstructive and language is going to be the least of...
Forum: EMEA 06-16-2015, 06:11 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 587
Posted By Wreckchecker
Welcome to the forum. Nice first post. Looks...

Welcome to the forum. Nice first post.

Looks like a good selection to rent from and with your KTM experience, focus on the Tarif 2-5 bikes. Almost any of the standard 500-700 cc machines should be...
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 06-16-2015, 04:08 AM
Replies: 7,098
Views: 306,733
Posted By Wreckchecker
With the steering wheel on the wrong side of a...

With the steering wheel on the wrong side of a car, I find driving pretty easy. It's walking where most of my "nearly get killed" incidents happen because I first look the wrong way before stepping...
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 06-15-2015, 08:15 PM
Replies: 7,098
Views: 306,733
Posted By Wreckchecker
So have you gotten to Baltimore, Ireland? The...

So have you gotten to Baltimore, Ireland? The locals believe that the Bush family is related to the owner of the white tavern. I understand the SMIB sticker has been removed from the town sign near...
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 06-15-2015, 10:18 AM
Replies: 7,098
Views: 306,733
Posted By Wreckchecker
I've never gotten north of Galway on the west...

I've never gotten north of Galway on the west coast. Hard to believe that these cliffs are almost 3X the Cliffs of Moher.
...
Forum: Americas 06-15-2015, 08:07 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 449
Posted By Wreckchecker
I'd rent in both places, just don't pay the...

I'd rent in both places, just don't pay the exorbitant fees the cruise lines "offer." Ask around (many passengers do cruises more than once) and check on the web for scooter places near the dock.
...
Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 06-15-2015, 05:17 AM
Replies: 28,469
Views: 5,796,740
Posted By Wreckchecker
I had a sorta similar thing at a parts place....

I had a sorta similar thing at a parts place. After the whole usual "what do you have - Super Tenere - who makes it - Yamaha - Oh, OK" conversation, I thought I'd gotten through.

THEN he looked...
Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 06-15-2015, 05:09 AM
Replies: 9,651
Views: 2,319,389
Posted By Wreckchecker
Gen1 or Gen 2?

Gen1 or Gen 2?
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 06-15-2015, 05:07 AM
Replies: 7,098
Views: 306,733
Posted By Wreckchecker
Thanks Chris!

Thanks Chris!
Forum: Thumpers 06-12-2015, 01:17 PM
Replies: 49,924
Views: 10,611,108
Posted By Wreckchecker
Me too. I rented from Christophe at Hotbikes in...

Me too.
I rented from Christophe at Hotbikes in Toulouse.
http://i198.photobucket.com/albums/aa87/Checkswrecks/2015%20France%20Spain/Hotbikes%20exterior_zps19qowkpi.png

For anybody headed to...
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