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Forum: Central From Da Nort Woods to the Plane States 10-23-2014, 05:05 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 200
Posted By Sox Fan
SE Ohio Ride?

Looking to spend a weekend riding the backroads and maybe some light dirt in SE Ohio in early November. Thinking of staying in Athens or Logan for 2-3 nights and using that as a home base.

Any...
Forum: Face plant 10-13-2014, 05:45 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 2,562
Posted By Sox Fan
That's it. I haven't heard any details at all...

That's it. I haven't heard any details at all about the accident yet. Looking at Facebook, it looks like just bought the R1 in May.
Forum: Face plant 10-13-2014, 11:34 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 2,562
Posted By Sox Fan
Horrible Loss

My niece's boyfriend died in a motorcycle crash yesterday. They have a young daughter together. All I know so far is that he was riding his R1 on 495 in Massachusetts.

25 years old.

Fuck.
Forum: GS Boxers 09-29-2014, 03:49 PM
Replies: 2,967
Views: 951,894
Posted By Sox Fan
Courtesy of Killboy

http://wb530.smugmug.com/Other/GSA/i-HkWrqDQ/0/M/Killboy%20GSA-M.jpg
Forum: GS Boxers 09-28-2014, 02:58 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 677
Posted By Sox Fan
Congrats! Now you need to properly break it...

Congrats!

Now you need to properly break it in with a few drops in the dirt. Scuff marks and stone chips make these bikes look better.
Forum: Pics, pics, pics... 09-28-2014, 02:54 PM
Replies: 10,257
Views: 3,305,821
Posted By Sox Fan
I almost bought a leftover 2011 GSA but the one...

I almost bought a leftover 2011 GSA but the one the dealer had left didn't have the pink flamingo option which I understand is rare. Hold on to that one!
Forum: Trip Planning 09-28-2014, 10:15 AM
Replies: 158
Views: 19,635
Posted By Sox Fan
Definitely do some 1-2 weeks trips first with...

Definitely do some 1-2 weeks trips first with lots of camping. I am 47 and have a very well paying, high stress management gig. I just got back from a 6 day solo trip that I enjoyed immensely. But,...
Forum: Pics, pics, pics... 09-28-2014, 08:47 AM
Replies: 10,257
Views: 3,305,821
Posted By Sox Fan
One of the funniest parts of my trip was that...

One of the funniest parts of my trip was that everyone I met and had a chat with had 3-4 roads that "you have to ride while you are here". If I rode all those I think I would be down there for a...
Forum: Pics, pics, pics... 09-28-2014, 08:43 AM
Replies: 10,257
Views: 3,305,821
Posted By Sox Fan
Hey JS - I believe it's a regular XD3. A buddy...

Hey JS - I believe it's a regular XD3. A buddy bought it on closeout online when they were switching production to the XD4 but it was too big for him. It fit my big head and matched my bike pretty...
Forum: Pics, pics, pics... 09-28-2014, 08:39 AM
Replies: 10,257
Views: 3,305,821
Posted By Sox Fan
Hi Bruce - I live in Commerce Township in Oakland...

Hi Bruce - I live in Commerce Township in Oakland County. I will look out for you and your yellow GS. Can't be many of those in this area.
Forum: Pics, pics, pics... 09-27-2014, 05:44 PM
Replies: 10,257
Views: 3,305,821
Posted By Sox Fan
Pretty place: ...

Pretty place:

http://wb530.smugmug.com/Other/GSA/i-KJfHwwD/0/L/DSC_1020-L.jpg
Forum: Pics, pics, pics... 09-27-2014, 05:41 PM
Replies: 10,257
Views: 3,305,821
Posted By Sox Fan
Couple more. ...

Couple more.

http://wb530.smugmug.com/Other/GSA/i-9C9SMC5/0/M/DSC_1106-M.jpghttp://wb530.smugmug.com/Other/GSA/i-sBjJsKd/0/L/DSC_1112-L.jpg
Forum: Pics, pics, pics... 09-27-2014, 05:38 PM
Replies: 10,257
Views: 3,305,821
Posted By Sox Fan
More from the BRP. How many bikes look better...

More from the BRP. How many bikes look better loaded with stuff?

http://wb530.smugmug.com/Other/GSA/i-pS3k2JB/0/M/DSC_1029-M.jpg
Forum: Pics, pics, pics... 09-27-2014, 05:37 PM
Replies: 10,257
Views: 3,305,821
Posted By Sox Fan
I am thinking this was on the Blue Ridge Parkway....

I am thinking this was on the Blue Ridge Parkway.


http://wb530.smugmug.com/Other/GSA/i-TMLqhqf/0/M/DSC_1043-M.jpg
Forum: Pics, pics, pics... 09-27-2014, 05:34 PM
Replies: 10,257
Views: 3,305,821
Posted By Sox Fan
a few pics of my 04 GSA

Just got back from a trip to Deals Gap and back. Rode most of the BRP and then rode the dragon. Great roads down there. Anyway, I like taking pictures of the beast and thought I would share a few....
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 09-23-2014, 06:33 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 627
Posted By Sox Fan
I am at Frontline right now. What a terrific...

I am at Frontline right now. What a terrific place.

Greeted as soon as I got off the bike - "we'll get you back on the road for sure". Brought me back to where they store the tires to pick out...
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 09-22-2014, 05:34 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 627
Posted By Sox Fan
Looks like Frontline Eurosports is only 6 miles...

Looks like Frontline Eurosports is only 6 miles from my hotel. I will try them first in the morning.
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 09-22-2014, 05:20 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 627
Posted By Sox Fan
Wow. I do appreciate the effort JTucker.

Wow. I do appreciate the effort JTucker.
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 09-22-2014, 05:19 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 627
Posted By Sox Fan
Thanks for all the leads guys. Staying in Roanoke...

Thanks for all the leads guys. Staying in Roanoke tonight. Going to call around in the morning. Hopefully someone local has something. I can probably do another 500+ miles though. No threads showing...
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 09-22-2014, 10:57 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 627
Posted By Sox Fan
BRP - where to get a tire?

Just arrived in Waynseboro, VA on my 04 1150 GSA. The 600 miles from Michigan wore the rear TKC more than expected. I thought it would last for this ride but maybe not. Going to ride the blue ridge...
Forum: Central From Da Nort Woods to the Plane States 07-08-2014, 10:20 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 293
Posted By Sox Fan
Thanks Jon! I will check it out.

Thanks Jon! I will check it out.
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 07-07-2014, 06:00 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 4,212
Posted By Sox Fan
This. A couple of months ago I called a guy...

This.

A couple of months ago I called a guy about a 1098 Ducati he had for sale. When I asked about service records, he said he had a fight with his girlfriend and she threw them out. THAT is...
Forum: Central From Da Nort Woods to the Plane States 07-07-2014, 05:36 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 293
Posted By Sox Fan
Best Arai Dealer in Metro Detroit?

Looking to buy a new full face helmet for the F4 I bought recently. Have been to a few local dealers to look at Arai helmets and have been really frustrated by the experience. No one seems to stock...
Forum: The Garage 05-21-2014, 04:39 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,213
Posted By Sox Fan
Source for machine screw assortment

Looking to buy a big package of assorted metric machine screws/nuts/washers for my workshop. Tired of constantly running to the local hardware store for this and that. Searched eBay and Amazon but it...
Forum: Road warriors 05-12-2014, 04:41 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 714
Posted By Sox Fan
F4

I just joined the F4 club:

http://advrider.com/forums/showthread.php?t=974476
Forum: Road warriors 05-02-2014, 05:36 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 4,089
Posted By Sox Fan
Thanks- I almost bought an Aprillia RSV1000. Just...

Thanks- I almost bought an Aprillia RSV1000. Just thought the F4 was better looking. MVs are kinda the opposite of the BMWs I have mostly owned. BMWs are so purpose built and rational. Not much...
Forum: Road warriors 05-01-2014, 05:24 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 4,089
Posted By Sox Fan
Thanks for the responses everyone. As soon as it...

Thanks for the responses everyone. As soon as it stops raining here, I will take some more pics and post them.
Forum: Road warriors 04-30-2014, 04:01 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 4,089
Posted By Sox Fan
MV Agusta F4 - Arrived today

Figured I would take the plunge and buy a sport bike before I get too old. Was researching Ducatis all winter but never found the right one at the right price. Started thinking about MV Agusta. Crazy...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 12-31-2013, 03:31 PM
Replies: 111
Views: 8,542
Posted By Sox Fan
Life without a cage sounds pretty awesome. Just...

Life without a cage sounds pretty awesome. Just not sure how I would:

-get around in the snow

-transport more than two people at a time

-live without my 335 and my 911. They are fun too.
Forum: Day Trippin' 11-16-2013, 10:12 AM
Replies: 52
Views: 3,671
Posted By Sox Fan
It's a fair point. I guess if you are riding...

It's a fair point. I guess if you are riding technical stuff all day over multiple days, that is different than riding gravel/dirt/fire roads.

Also impressed you can tell I am a poseur based on...
Forum: Day Trippin' 11-15-2013, 01:34 PM
Replies: 52
Views: 3,671
Posted By Sox Fan
Dunno about all this "you have to eat healthy on...

Dunno about all this "you have to eat healthy on a motorcycle trip" stuff.

Are you kidding me?

Motorcycle touring is hard on the body? It isn't like we are running or bicycling across states....
Forum: Central From Da Nort Woods to the Plane States 11-03-2013, 10:08 AM
Replies: 750
Views: 57,401
Posted By Sox Fan
The new tag. Located between the last tag and...

The new tag. Located between the last tag and Dexter on Gregory Rd. Say hi to the Llamas for us! Aplacas? Hairy Michigan camels?

http://wb530.smugmug.com/Cars/Tagorama/i-JDRZBJK/0/M/tag%202-M.jpg
Forum: Central From Da Nort Woods to the Plane States 11-03-2013, 10:04 AM
Replies: 750
Views: 57,401
Posted By Sox Fan
Me and my mate Mike found the skull today. ...

Me and my mate Mike found the skull today.

http://wb530.smugmug.com/Cars/Tagorama/i-BfqggFT/0/M/tag%201-M.jpg
Forum: Day Trippin' 11-02-2013, 11:29 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 5,730
Posted By Sox Fan
Thanks for the report. I did a fly and ride...

Thanks for the report.

I did a fly and ride for three days in DV a couple of years ago with a buddy. Rode to many of the same places. Some great riding. Thanks for reminding me of a great ride.
...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 10-06-2013, 04:41 AM
Replies: 2,943
Views: 801,013
Posted By Sox Fan
Why did I enjoy that as much as I did? :huh

Why did I enjoy that as much as I did?

:huh
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 09-22-2013, 09:17 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 2,553
Posted By Sox Fan
the cost of motorcycle a.d.d.

A lot can be said for buying used bikes. The first two motorcycle I bought were brand new. One I sold after three years and took about a 35% hit over the purchase price and another was five years old...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 09-22-2013, 09:03 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 2,553
Posted By Sox Fan
Only been riding for eight years but I am on my...

Only been riding for eight years but I am on my fifth bike already. No bike does everything. You need to either own 4-5 or find the bike that does your favorite thing well and is OK/tolerable for the...
Forum: Central From Da Nort Woods to the Plane States 09-16-2013, 07:45 PM
Replies: 305
Views: 15,055
Posted By Sox Fan
I may be able to make it. Great idea for a ride.

I may be able to make it. Great idea for a ride.
Forum: Central From Da Nort Woods to the Plane States 09-09-2013, 10:23 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 586
Posted By Sox Fan
Just looked at a house yesterday for sale just a...

Just looked at a house yesterday for sale just a few miles north of Lexington's downtown. Must be only 5-10 minutes from you.
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 09-09-2013, 09:31 AM
Replies: 516
Views: 35,291
Posted By Sox Fan
Your idea of "educating me" is to have me watch...

Your idea of "educating me" is to have me watch some YouTube videos?

I did a bunch of internet searches looking for data on motorcyclists injuring other people and came up with nothing. I am...
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