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Forum: Racing 09-22-2009, 01:26 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 464
Posted By flanga
Shooting for 365 MPH On Two Wheels

http://www.wired.com/images_blogs/autopia/2009/09/bub-main-image.jpg

http://www.wired.com/autopia/2009/09/denis-manning/
Forum: Racing 09-15-2009, 05:47 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 609
Posted By flanga
Electric Motorcycle Hits 150 mph

Jeremy Cleland set an unofficial record for electric motorcycles when he averaged 150.059 mph during back-to-back runs of one mile each at Bonneville Speedway west of Salt Lake City. The runs, which...
Forum: The Garage 04-20-2009, 12:56 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,403
Posted By flanga
Yes, I know what you mean. OTOH, I lived for...

Yes, I know what you mean.

OTOH, I lived for a month on that bike, riding from coast to coast and back. There aren't many bikes I'd want to do that on, other than the Wing. :thumb
Forum: The Garage 04-20-2009, 06:35 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,403
Posted By flanga
Anti-Zen Motorcycle Repair

A few of you may remember this bike, perhaps from the "10,000 Mile Ride Around North America (http://www.advrider.com/forums/showthread.php?t=310834)" posts.
...
Forum: Ride reports 10-25-2008, 10:09 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 4,000
Posted By flanga
Second half of this trip is posted here: ...

Second half of this trip is posted here:
http://www.advrider.com/forums/showpost.php?p=8206754&postcount=1
Forum: Ride reports 10-25-2008, 09:47 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 2,129
Posted By flanga
Gerbing Failure with 0 degree (F) Wind Chill

A few days ago, I told you about the first half of a double Ironbutt ride I did last week: New Hampshire to Florida and back; and 1500 miles (2400km) each way. The ride down (click...
Forum: Ride reports 10-23-2008, 01:57 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 4,000
Posted By flanga
I even did an official Saddlesore 1000 on the...

I even did an official Saddlesore 1000 on the KLR, Skip. Walked funny for three days after. :thumb

I'll get the return leg o the Florida trip posted in a day or two.
Forum: Ride reports 10-22-2008, 06:56 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 4,000
Posted By flanga
NH to Florida (1500+ miles) In One Go

(As usual, click the thumbnail images to see larger versions)

I left New Hampshire on my motorcycle last Wednesday morning, intending to arrive in the panhandle of Florida sometime the next...
Forum: The Garage 09-30-2008, 03:36 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 959
Posted By flanga
that said, the HB tire changer works fine. It's...

that said, the HB tire changer works fine. It's overkill for a smaller wheel (like my KLR's) but is easier than doing it manually. On a big bike (like my Goldwing) it's a huge timesaver.

Get...
Forum: Northeast - Greater Flugistan and home of the carpet baggers. 09-14-2008, 04:33 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 516
Posted By flanga
Excellent--- and surprising. The sun never really...

Excellent--- and surprising. The sun never really came out here on the other side of Concord.

Glad you had a good ride!
Forum: Northeast - Greater Flugistan and home of the carpet baggers. 08-31-2008, 07:01 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,453
Posted By flanga
Thanks, Skip. Nice pix. Slideshow: ...

Thanks, Skip. Nice pix.

Slideshow:

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Forum: Northeast - Greater Flugistan and home of the carpet baggers. 08-29-2008, 08:49 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,453
Posted By flanga
Following the tornado's track

This is an informal mixed-surface ride in central New Hampshire on Sunday Aug 31, starting at 10 AM

In July, an EF2 Tornado tore a 50-mile track through the towns and forests of the lakes region...
Forum: Northeast - Greater Flugistan and home of the carpet baggers. 08-20-2008, 09:06 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 546
Posted By flanga
Hi, Pat! I'll be doing the Notches ride this...

Hi, Pat!

I'll be doing the Notches ride this weekend.
http://forums.delphiforums.com/NewEnglandRider/messages?msg=12856.1
Forum: Ride reports 08-20-2008, 09:00 AM
Replies: 0
Views: 468
Posted By flanga
New England KLR Ramble

Backroads of central NH last Sunday. That's Skip Wareham ("nice_rumble") in the photos.

The GPS Track:

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v136/Nice_Rumble/Unknown.jpg

The ride:
Forum: Northeast - Greater Flugistan and home of the carpet baggers. 08-20-2008, 05:28 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 546
Posted By flanga
Hi there. The photos and track file are...

Hi there.

The photos and track file are mine. There's more:

Slideshow:

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Forum: Equipment 07-11-2008, 04:12 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 2,951
Posted By flanga
If your question was serious, yes, you can wash...

If your question was serious, yes, you can wash them if you really need to. Use a good shampoo: skin (leather) and hair are made from the same stuff; a good shampoo will clean leathers without...
Forum: Equipment 06-26-2008, 01:57 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 704
Posted By flanga
I use a Large on my Goldwing (long bike, hard...

I use a Large on my Goldwing (long bike, hard sidebags and topcase). Fits well.
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 06-20-2008, 05:58 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,951
Posted By flanga
Hmm. Typical biker: Chrome and black bike, black...

Hmm. Typical biker: Chrome and black bike, black helmet and black leathers.

Typical bicyclist: white helmet, day-glo spandex riding suit...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 05-11-2008, 06:15 PM
Replies: 115
Views: 7,705
Posted By flanga
http://www.pbase.com/flanga/image/74343422/medium....

http://www.pbase.com/flanga/image/74343422/medium.jpg

http://www.pbase.com/flanga/image/74343419/medium.jpg

http://www.pbase.com/flanga/image/74345406/large.jpg
Forum: Thumpers 05-11-2008, 06:01 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,523
Posted By flanga
I have an 05. Now, when it's new, start...

I have an 05.

Now, when it's new, start telling yourself "It will look better with scratches."

The first few will hurt. But after a while, it really *will* look better with scratches!
Forum: Equipment 05-11-2008, 05:44 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,073
Posted By flanga
Aerostitch, Sportsmansguide and others have good...

Aerostitch, Sportsmansguide and others have good basic kits, too.

I got a midsized kit from Aerostitch and then added extras such as a mylar blanket, an Ace elastic bandage, etc. A commercial...
Forum: Equipment 04-26-2008, 10:26 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 729
Posted By flanga
I had two Schumacher float chargers ("Battery...

I had two Schumacher float chargers ("Battery Tender" is just one specific brand of float charger) die in a power surge recently.

I have two left and am rotating them among the four batteries...
Forum: Ride reports 04-24-2008, 08:32 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 4,269
Posted By flanga
Colorado hailstorm (those suckers hurt! :lol3 ) ...

Colorado hailstorm (those suckers hurt! :lol3 )

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Forum: Ride reports 04-17-2008, 02:40 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 9,296
Posted By flanga
Your klr is a "she?" Mine will never be...

Your klr is a "she?"

Mine will never be anything other than an it. It's a fun bike--- I was out on it today--- but it's definitely an "it." :lol3
Forum: Northeast - Greater Flugistan and home of the carpet baggers. 04-09-2008, 10:24 AM
Replies: 124
Views: 46,176
Posted By flanga
10,000-mile trip across North America and back: ...

10,000-mile trip across North America and back:

http://www.advrider.com/forums/showthread.php?t=310834
Forum: Ride reports 04-06-2008, 02:50 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 556
Posted By flanga
Nice spot! Always memorable, being on the top of...

Nice spot! Always memorable, being on the top of an undercast.
Forum: Ride reports 04-04-2008, 06:07 AM
Replies: 399
Views: 198,145
Posted By flanga
It's always been a dream of mine to ruin...

It's always been a dream of mine to ruin productivity on a worldwide basis. :lol3
Forum: Ride reports 04-03-2008, 05:58 PM
Replies: 399
Views: 198,145
Posted By flanga
The Aerostitch site sells special non-detergent...

The Aerostitch site sells special non-detergent cleaning solution that removes dirt without screwing up waterproofing; and separate wash-in repellency-renewers. Machine wash or hand wash; your...
Forum: Ride reports 04-03-2008, 04:34 PM
Replies: 399
Views: 198,145
Posted By flanga
The shortcomings of Aerostitch riding clothing is...

The shortcomings of Aerostitch riding clothing is that it's expensive, stiff as hell for the first few wearings, and is not going to win you any fashion awards.:lol3

But it's extremely durable,...
Forum: Ride reports 04-02-2008, 05:10 AM
Replies: 399
Views: 198,145
Posted By flanga
No, not that one, sorry. I'd camped at my last...

No, not that one, sorry. I'd camped at my last planned stopover in Gunnison, and Cortez was a re-provisioning stop before heading towards the PNW. I figured I stay in or very near town, explore Mesa...
Forum: Ride reports 04-01-2008, 06:34 AM
Replies: 399
Views: 198,145
Posted By flanga
The Dragon is fun, especially with an unladen...

The Dragon is fun, especially with an unladen bike. (Unlike the 10K mile trip, where I was packed to the gills.)
http://i225.photobucket.com/albums/dd54/flanga_bucket/misc/img_8857_1.jpg...
Forum: Ride reports 03-31-2008, 11:01 AM
Replies: 399
Views: 198,145
Posted By flanga
I like the Wing a lot. It's designed for eating...

I like the Wing a lot. It's designed for eating miles, and does great on long trips. Ample stowage, decent mileage, long range between gas stops, and a decently long service interval.

The fuel...
Forum: Ride reports 03-31-2008, 10:49 AM
Replies: 399
Views: 198,145
Posted By flanga
<!--StartFragment -->As for future trips, yes, I...

<!--StartFragment -->As for future trips, yes, I hope so. I have very vague plans for three: I'd like to do the same sort of trip, but swing through the southern states rather than the northern,...
Forum: Ride reports 03-31-2008, 10:38 AM
Replies: 399
Views: 198,145
Posted By flanga
1Lonestranger send me a pm, which (with his...

1Lonestranger send me a pm, which (with his permission) I'd like to share with you:



I wrote back:



He replied:
Forum: Ride reports 03-31-2008, 07:15 AM
Replies: 399
Views: 198,145
Posted By flanga
None. It's compact and well within the carrying...

None. It's compact and well within the carrying ability of a RAM mount. The fixed turret means the whole camera is well-sealed against dirt and grit (which killed my Fuji F10). And the picture...
Forum: Pics, pics, pics... 03-29-2008, 04:09 PM
Replies: 226
Views: 183,679
Posted By flanga
Do first-person views of peg-dragging count? ...

Do first-person views of peg-dragging count?

http://i225.photobucket.com/albums/dd54/flanga_bucket/july162007347.jpg



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Forum: Ride reports 03-28-2008, 10:22 AM
Replies: 399
Views: 198,145
Posted By flanga
Final Leg

It felt good to enter familiar territory as I rolled in from Canada. New England has a character all its own, not least in part from the ancient mountains there: The Appalachians were once as mighty...
Forum: Ride reports 03-26-2008, 03:43 PM
Replies: 399
Views: 198,145
Posted By flanga
homeward bound

Final Leg:

900 miles (1500km) / 18 hours



http://i225.photobucket.com/albums/dd54/flanga_bucket/jy_31_07/final_leg.jpg


The Sault Ste Marie motel I stayed in offered a surprise: a...
Forum: Ride reports 03-25-2008, 12:16 PM
Replies: 399
Views: 198,145
Posted By flanga
three ride segments, one video: Medicine...

three ride segments, one video:

Medicine Hat to Sault Ste Marie.

hi-res
http://silverlight.services.live.com/invoke/55780/medicinehattosaultstemarie/iframe.html


med-res...
Forum: Ride reports 03-24-2008, 04:14 PM
Replies: 399
Views: 198,145
Posted By flanga
Thunder Bay to Sault Ste Marie

The next day was a relatively short 440 miles (700km) around the northeast quadrant of Superior to Sault Ste Marie, but because of the roads, the GPS estimated 9 hours actual time-in-motion to cover...
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