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Forum: Beasts 07-06-2014, 04:27 AM
Replies: 20,877
Views: 3,628,220
Posted By Bikenstitches
I did pick up a pair, but they are so tight I...

I did pick up a pair, but they are so tight I could not get them on. What's the trick?
Forum: Beasts 07-04-2014, 02:52 AM
Replies: 20,877
Views: 3,628,220
Posted By Bikenstitches
Has anyone installed fatter grips on their bars,...

Has anyone installed fatter grips on their bars, using OEM grip heater wiring with the thin film aftermarket heater foil? I'm looking for grips similar to these that I had on an HD...
Forum: Pics, pics, pics... 06-15-2014, 06:07 PM
Replies: 3,431
Views: 639,619
Posted By Bikenstitches
A day at the track <iframe width="640"...

A day at the track

<iframe width="640" height="360" src="//www.youtube.com/embed/aclvjMednhs?rel=0" frameborder="0" allowfullscreen></iframe>
Forum: Northeast - Greater Flugistan and home of the carpet baggers. 06-14-2014, 07:18 PM
Replies: 1,582
Views: 83,307
Posted By Bikenstitches
Did some serious pavement today with my highway...

Did some serious pavement today with my highway dirt bike :evil

http://advrider.com/forums/showthread.php?p=24396489#post24396489
Forum: Beasts 06-14-2014, 07:08 PM
Replies: 2,443
Views: 559,311
Posted By Bikenstitches
De-farkled and wearing stock Battlewings for a...

De-farkled and wearing stock Battlewings for a track day at Thompson Speedway

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v193/TommyTractor/ca0518da-b035-40b6-bd20-5d0b8eb9011a_zpsa6375deb.jpg...
Forum: Road warriors 05-22-2014, 07:53 PM
Replies: 73
Views: 4,177
Posted By Bikenstitches
This is happy at 75-80 on my 70 mile...

This is happy at 75-80 on my 70 mile mostly-highway round trip, but it's ready for the single track detour on the way home.
...
Forum: Beasts 05-13-2014, 02:56 PM
Replies: 3,909
Views: 467,985
Posted By Bikenstitches
Plus they've been backordered for almost a month....

Plus they've been backordered for almost a month. I'm on the notification list, but couldn't wait any longer so I went for these puppies:
...
Forum: Northeast - Greater Flugistan and home of the carpet baggers. 05-11-2014, 05:57 PM
Replies: 1,582
Views: 83,307
Posted By Bikenstitches
...actually two drops, both mine. Once turning...

...actually two drops, both mine. Once turning around and once in the sand.
Lil is right, it is a pig, but only when I have to pick it up. It is getting harder and harder to wake it up from dirt...
Forum: Northeast - Greater Flugistan and home of the carpet baggers. 05-10-2014, 05:53 PM
Replies: 1,582
Views: 83,307
Posted By Bikenstitches
Sounds good-9?

Sounds good-9?
Forum: Northeast - Greater Flugistan and home of the carpet baggers. 05-10-2014, 05:52 AM
Replies: 1,582
Views: 83,307
Posted By Bikenstitches
Riding out or trailering? The Dakar (and I) need...

Riding out or trailering? The Dakar (and I) need some exercise :ear
Forum: Northeast - Greater Flugistan and home of the carpet baggers. 05-05-2014, 03:34 PM
Replies: 1,582
Views: 83,307
Posted By Bikenstitches
Yesterday I heard a bike idling in front of the...

Yesterday I heard a bike idling in front of the house. I look outside, and a guy on a GS with ADV stickers is taking a picture of the lake. I walk out and ask if he's taking a picture for a tag. He...
Forum: Northeast - Greater Flugistan and home of the carpet baggers. 05-03-2014, 07:48 PM
Replies: 11,937
Views: 687,981
Posted By Bikenstitches
:dealSigned

:dealSigned
Forum: Northeast - Greater Flugistan and home of the carpet baggers. 04-25-2014, 05:51 PM
Replies: 978
Views: 39,063
Posted By Bikenstitches
Looks like I missed another epic CNR (pm sent...

Looks like I missed another epic CNR (pm sent Rob). (I've said that much too much over the last 12 months.) I do have four weekend bike trips locked in over the next two months, though. Looking...
Forum: Northeast - Greater Flugistan and home of the carpet baggers. 04-13-2014, 11:44 AM
Replies: 11,937
Views: 687,981
Posted By Bikenstitches
I think I rode by you on 32 today at about 1:30.....

I think I rode by you on 32 today at about 1:30.. you leading and heading south with the checkered flag Duc, followed by two bikes(maybe a white Tiger?). I was riding all morning out in western CT...
Forum: Beasts 04-13-2014, 04:48 AM
Replies: 3,909
Views: 467,985
Posted By Bikenstitches
These fit too if you're not picky about them...

These fit too if you're not picky about them being black and $20 less....
Forum: Northeast - Greater Flugistan and home of the carpet baggers. 04-13-2014, 04:36 AM
Replies: 11,937
Views: 687,981
Posted By Bikenstitches
Is the Duc is back on the road? The hill climbs...

Is the Duc is back on the road? The hill climbs are a blast. Sometimes the little kids are more fun to watch than the seasoned vets :lol3
Forum: Northeast - Greater Flugistan and home of the carpet baggers. 04-02-2014, 05:37 PM
Replies: 978
Views: 39,063
Posted By Bikenstitches
If anyone wants an army style folding cot with...

If anyone wants an army style folding cot with the 3 pair criss/cross legs and canvas, I've got one I'll sell cheep.
Looks like this:...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 03-20-2014, 02:43 PM
Replies: 2,315
Views: 321,083
Posted By Bikenstitches
Commuted in this AM, but as I left the driveway...

Commuted in this AM, but as I left the driveway had to follow a line of cars behind the DOT truck salting the road due to 32F and fog. No worries and enjoyed the ride. Beautious ride home fo'...
Forum: Beasts 03-20-2014, 02:39 PM
Replies: 1,541
Views: 158,748
Posted By Bikenstitches
Mine 6500 miles and no issues whatsoever, though...

Mine 6500 miles and no issues whatsoever, though I'm not flogging mine as much as boinoodle is:lol3
Forum: Beasts 03-17-2014, 07:02 PM
Replies: 792
Views: 135,994
Posted By Bikenstitches
+1 regarding the wind noise and lack of...

+1 regarding the wind noise and lack of buffeting; still wearing ear plugs, but they are a lot less necessary than with the stock screen
Forum: Northeast - Greater Flugistan and home of the carpet baggers. 03-17-2014, 03:38 PM
Replies: 978
Views: 39,063
Posted By Bikenstitches
Unfortunately I will be missing the event, as my...

Unfortunately I will be missing the event, as my lovely wife made irrevocable plans for a parental visit out of state:cry. But I will endeavor to provide a batch of punkin' seeds for the occasion. I...
Forum: Northeast - Greater Flugistan and home of the carpet baggers. 03-17-2014, 03:30 PM
Replies: 1,582
Views: 83,307
Posted By Bikenstitches
Ha - I almost forgot about that vid......

Ha - I almost forgot about that vid... fortunately. I definitely could have Christopher Reeved in that one. All I remember is looking way up at my headlight shining down on me, and thinking I sure...
Forum: Northeast - Greater Flugistan and home of the carpet baggers. 03-16-2014, 04:24 PM
Replies: 1,582
Views: 83,307
Posted By Bikenstitches
Nice pics from your ride Lil- I spent Saturday...

Nice pics from your ride Lil-
I spent Saturday at a trackday introduction and traction management seminar at Thompson. I'm planning on doing a track day there in June on the Tiger. Should be...
Forum: Northeast - Greater Flugistan and home of the carpet baggers. 03-11-2014, 04:09 PM
Replies: 1,117
Views: 47,840
Posted By Bikenstitches
This joint in Cromwell isn't too bad either- ...

This joint in Cromwell isn't too bad either-

www.thirdrailcafe.com/#!drinks/c11rf
Forum: Beasts 03-09-2014, 04:11 AM
Replies: 792
Views: 135,994
Posted By Bikenstitches
I put the Madstad 20" on two weeks ago, and...

I put the Madstad 20" on two weeks ago, and finally had a chance to give it a good ride yesterday. It works really well, but I'm surprised that it flexes quite a bit even with the off road bracket. I...
Forum: Northeast - Greater Flugistan and home of the carpet baggers. 03-06-2014, 02:22 PM
Replies: 978
Views: 39,063
Posted By Bikenstitches
Garcia/Grisman fan, eh?

Garcia/Grisman fan, eh?
Forum: Beasts 02-20-2014, 02:14 PM
Replies: 792
Views: 135,994
Posted By Bikenstitches
20"

I just ordered the 20" Explorer + off-road bracket.I'm 6'1 with added foam in the seat (m/c seat that is:deal).
Forum: Northeast - Greater Flugistan and home of the carpet baggers. 02-11-2014, 03:04 AM
Replies: 11,937
Views: 687,981
Posted By Bikenstitches
Snow run from the bleachers

A few snippets from Sunday
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v193/TommyTractor/th_GOPR0282_zps02e589d9.jpg (http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v193/TommyTractor/GOPR0282_zps02e589d9.mp4)
...
Forum: Northeast - Greater Flugistan and home of the carpet baggers. 02-08-2014, 01:03 PM
Replies: 11,937
Views: 687,981
Posted By Bikenstitches
I don't have studded tires, but I'll be...

I don't have studded tires, but I'll be spectating--
Forum: Beasts 01-16-2014, 02:35 PM
Replies: 3,909
Views: 467,985
Posted By Bikenstitches
I find the Triumph heated grips insufficient here...

I find the Triumph heated grips insufficient here in CT, especially compared to the Oxford grip heaters that I have installed on my Dakar(the BMW OEM heated grips are also superior to the Triumph...
Forum: Northeast - Greater Flugistan and home of the carpet baggers. 01-11-2014, 08:34 PM
Replies: 1,582
Views: 83,307
Posted By Bikenstitches
They rebuilt my 5-valve WRF head- awesome work.

They rebuilt my 5-valve WRF head- awesome work.
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 01-05-2014, 04:31 AM
Replies: 31,022
Views: 7,503,607
Posted By Bikenstitches
I've ridden moto safety for bicycle charity...

I've ridden moto safety for bicycle charity rides, and have had it with some of these cyclists. They have absolutely no regard for the law or other road users. Many irate drivers have stopped to tell...
Forum: Ride reports 12-22-2013, 08:06 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 4,888
Posted By Bikenstitches
Ouch- Could have been much worse. I fell in a...

Ouch- Could have been much worse. I fell in a similar manner, but even with full protection, landing on my head caused a compression fracture of my T5. Fortunately healed up fairly well.
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Forum: Northeast - Greater Flugistan and home of the carpet baggers. 12-16-2013, 02:05 AM
Replies: 1,582
Views: 83,307
Posted By Bikenstitches
A couple of pics from the IMS yesterday w/Drew...

A couple of pics from the IMS yesterday w/Drew and pals Mike and Keith.
Cool LSR from the motherland
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v193/TommyTractor/1215131035_zps23eb38df.jpg...
Forum: Equipment 11-29-2013, 07:39 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 2,999
Posted By Bikenstitches
I've been using these Kolpins for a couple of...

I've been using these Kolpins for a couple of years now, switching them between the Dakar and the Tiger. I've modified them by slotting them and adding velcro to wrap around the mirror stalks, and...
Forum: Northeast - Greater Flugistan and home of the carpet baggers. 11-25-2013, 02:26 PM
Replies: 433
Views: 16,800
Posted By Bikenstitches
Sundays only for me this time of year, and even...

Sundays only for me this time of year, and even then there are a lot of hunters scouting about.
Forum: Northeast - Greater Flugistan and home of the carpet baggers. 11-14-2013, 07:35 PM
Replies: 433
Views: 16,800
Posted By Bikenstitches
ski bum showing off; not me, boi-:y0! ...

ski bum showing off; not me, boi-:y0!

off-piste (ôfpst, f-)
adj.
Existing or taking place on snow that has not been compacted into tracks
Forum: Beasts 11-14-2013, 03:38 AM
Replies: 2,695
Views: 513,070
Posted By Bikenstitches
I made this set when I owned HDs, as they used...

I made this set when I owned HDs, as they used tapered roller bearings and unable to set up on a stand.
Forum: Beasts 11-13-2013, 02:23 PM
Replies: 2,695
Views: 513,070
Posted By Bikenstitches
Pfft- balancing stand? make one- A couple pair...

Pfft- balancing stand? make one-
A couple pair of old bearings from in-line skates or skateboard
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v193/TommyTractor/wheel%20balancer%20DIY/tirebalancer014.jpg...
Forum: Northeast - Greater Flugistan and home of the carpet baggers. 11-03-2013, 04:49 PM
Replies: 346
Views: 18,259
Posted By Bikenstitches
Sounds like I missed another epic CNR :cry. The...

Sounds like I missed another epic CNR :cry. The only riding I did all weekend was a 6AM sprint on Saturday to Drewha's to drop off the pepitas and straps. Suzanne is doing awesome, and I'm hoping to...
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