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Forum: Northeast - Greater Flugistan and home of the carpet baggers. 11-20-2014, 04:34 PM
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Posted By MWValley
John thoughts and prayers coming to you and...

John thoughts and prayers coming to you and yours. My 24 year old son is also fighting a brain injury. His issue is a tumor. 20 year olds are tough and resilient. Hang in there.
Jeff
Forum: Northeast - Greater Flugistan and home of the carpet baggers. 11-14-2014, 01:15 PM
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Posted By MWValley
I think it would be exciting in a modern Subaru....

I think it would be exciting in a modern Subaru. Or a tricked out Defender better yet. I think it would be terrifying in a RWD P1800 with tires of unknown pedigree.

We're seriously thinking of...
Forum: Northeast - Greater Flugistan and home of the carpet baggers. 11-14-2014, 01:11 PM
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Posted By MWValley
Roger Moore indeed!

What a great shot of The Saint! Thanks! That's cool. I read Roger Moore liked the car so much from filming the TV show, that he bought one for himself to use on his own time. That's pretty neat.
...
Forum: Northeast - Greater Flugistan and home of the carpet baggers. 11-14-2014, 08:26 AM
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Posted By MWValley
If it was one of the first 6,000 P1800's, those...

If it was one of the first 6,000 P1800's, those WERE British. Made by a company called Pressed Steel in conjunction with Jensen! Yikes....
Forum: Northeast - Greater Flugistan and home of the carpet baggers. 11-13-2014, 07:54 PM
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Posted By MWValley
Laugh Really? How'd you know? I didn't know! You...

Really? How'd you know? I didn't know! You should have told me! :lol3
Forum: Northeast - Greater Flugistan and home of the carpet baggers. 11-13-2014, 02:36 PM
Replies: 45,573
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Posted By MWValley
I know this isn't a bike thing but there are a...

I know this isn't a bike thing but there are a lot of good mechanics and car guys and gals here. I'd like some advice as I know a lot of you and figger you'll tell me what you think with only a...
Forum: Beasts 11-13-2014, 02:09 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,655
Posted By MWValley
Haynes manual finally inbound to North America

Whitehorse Gear in Conway NH will soon be stocking the Haynes manual 5643. It covers all DL650 V-Stroms from 2004 through 2013, as well as the Gladius models from 2009 to 2013. This first shipment is...
Forum: Northeast - Greater Flugistan and home of the carpet baggers. 11-07-2014, 01:02 PM
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Posted By MWValley
Right on, Bro. As usual, you're 100% correct. ...

Right on, Bro. As usual, you're 100% correct. Every performance mod will likely cost economy and usually durability/reliability as well. My bone stock DR650 routinely hauls my fat ass between...
Forum: Northeast - Greater Flugistan and home of the carpet baggers. 11-07-2014, 12:57 PM
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Posted By MWValley
Ain't that the truth. That's why I buy E-zero...

Ain't that the truth. That's why I buy E-zero high-test Canukian gas at the Freedom Market on Rt 25 by the state line. I fill about 6 each 5-gallon cans at a time and take them home. Also sold now...
Forum: Northeast - Greater Flugistan and home of the carpet baggers. 10-15-2014, 02:17 PM
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Posted By MWValley
What is it? We are counting on you to ID it! ...

What is it? We are counting on you to ID it! Tell us more!
Forum: Northeast - Greater Flugistan and home of the carpet baggers. 10-15-2014, 01:44 PM
Replies: 45,573
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Posted By MWValley
This is a good ol Guzzi. You think so, Good Ol?

In in perfect harmony with the Guzzi theme, I saw this wonderful bike at work today. I loved the gas-stained Del Ortos, the rusty generator pulley, and the big drum brakes. This bike is very cool. It...
Forum: Northeast - Greater Flugistan and home of the carpet baggers. 09-19-2014, 07:42 PM
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Posted By MWValley
Recently got a pair of SG-10 Moto boots. Comfy...

Recently got a pair of SG-10 Moto boots. Comfy from the get go . Best boots I have ever put on my feet. Last pair http://tapatalk.imageshack.com/v2/14/09/17/fbad7276aa668f5e9b5c5e6c70782bd1.jpglasted...
Forum: Northeast - Greater Flugistan and home of the carpet baggers. 09-19-2014, 07:34 PM
Replies: 45,573
Views: 2,710,518
Posted By MWValley
I'm posting here as a rider, not as the guy who...

I'm posting here as a rider, not as the guy who sells Firstgear and other branded boots at that store in NH. I've have had good luck with my Firstgear Kilimanjaro high boots (which I bought with my...
Forum: Regional forums 09-17-2014, 10:58 AM
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Posted By MWValley
Also at work, which isn't all bad. Please have a...

Also at work, which isn't all bad. Please have a lot of fun for me in any event. I am sure we'll get to read all about it later! :deal
Forum: Northeast - Greater Flugistan and home of the carpet baggers. 09-02-2014, 07:34 PM
Replies: 45,573
Views: 2,710,518
Posted By MWValley
Yes they are. Dan Kennedy from Bartlett was...

Yes they are. Dan Kennedy from Bartlett was ridin' his vintage C-10 Concours through Rangely and overta Gorham, NH this weekend, when someone got him to pull over. His rear brake was throwing a...
Forum: Northeast - Greater Flugistan and home of the carpet baggers. 09-02-2014, 07:28 PM
Replies: 45,573
Views: 2,710,518
Posted By MWValley
rally prizes

I hope someone asked a certain NH motorcycle book publisher (who shall remain nameless) for some door prizes for this rally. I know they would be glad to donate a pair of excellent motorcycling...
Forum: Northeast - Greater Flugistan and home of the carpet baggers. 09-01-2014, 01:22 PM
Replies: 45,573
Views: 2,710,518
Posted By MWValley
I used to live right up the road in downtown...

I used to live right up the road in downtown Rockland. I've eaten the "7 Napkin Burger" there several times. It is VERY good and has rightfully won some rather major awards I hear. I am a burger...
Forum: Northeast - Greater Flugistan and home of the carpet baggers. 08-31-2014, 08:04 PM
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Views: 2,710,518
Posted By MWValley
More Owls Head Sunrise over Fryeburg on the...

More Owls Head

Sunrise over Fryeburg on the way to the coast.

http://i249.photobucket.com/albums/gg215/45th_Parallel/DSCF7324_zps50cc9391.jpg

Awesome 1977 XL
...
Forum: Northeast - Greater Flugistan and home of the carpet baggers. 08-31-2014, 07:25 PM
Replies: 45,573
Views: 2,710,518
Posted By MWValley
I saw a guy put his DR-Z 400 COMPLETELY inside a...

I saw a guy put his DR-Z 400 COMPLETELY inside a Honda Element. He unbolts the front wheel. Then he made up an axle for a 6-inch lawn mower wheel. Installs tiny wheel on forks. Rolls it in nose...
Forum: Northeast - Greater Flugistan and home of the carpet baggers. 08-29-2014, 06:06 AM
Replies: 45,573
Views: 2,710,518
Posted By MWValley
Thanks for the kind words! Don't get too close...

Thanks for the kind words! Don't get too close however. It's a 20-foot paint job for sure. There are plenty of battle scars but it runs, turns, and stops.

I think it will get a lot more...
Forum: Northeast - Greater Flugistan and home of the carpet baggers. 08-28-2014, 08:39 PM
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Posted By MWValley
This is friggin' funny. It IS the rolling...

This is friggin' funny. It IS the rolling Tupperware bike. If my count is accurate, it has THIRTY body panels. Yes, thirty. It was an evil-handling beast with the ancient, flat-spotted tires. With a...
Forum: Northeast - Greater Flugistan and home of the carpet baggers. 08-26-2014, 02:14 PM
Replies: 45,573
Views: 2,710,518
Posted By MWValley
Owls Head. I had hoped to go to the vintage...

Owls Head. I had hoped to go to the vintage thing on my new-to-me Pacific Coast on Saturday. But my buddy is leanin' on me to ride the Success Pond Road area instead. Hmmm. Tough choices.

I...
Forum: Road warriors 07-28-2014, 08:00 AM
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Views: 178,683
Posted By MWValley
Glenn, Thanks for the reply. I am hoping a...

Glenn,

Thanks for the reply. I am hoping a standard carb removal, partial dis-assembly and ultrasonic dunk tank treatment will do the trick. The rest of the bike, I understand is very, very...
Forum: Northeast - Greater Flugistan and home of the carpet baggers. 07-27-2014, 08:49 AM
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Posted By MWValley
Just wonderin'...

Anybody have any experience with Honda's iconic "body by Tupperware" Pacific Coast 800?
Forum: Northeast - Greater Flugistan and home of the carpet baggers. 07-27-2014, 08:47 AM
Replies: 45,573
Views: 2,710,518
Posted By MWValley
You ain't lyin' brother! Good work guys! I was...

You ain't lyin' brother! Good work guys! I was working in a warehouse yesterday and you all were living the dream on knobbies. I think I know who is smarter. Sweet!
Forum: Road warriors 07-27-2014, 08:44 AM
Replies: 829
Views: 178,683
Posted By MWValley
PC800 at last

I've admired the PC800 from the day I first read they were coming to market. Probably was in a 1988 motorcycle magazine. They cost what? Nine grand? I had nine bucks to my name at the time. Never...
Forum: Northeast - Greater Flugistan and home of the carpet baggers. 07-08-2014, 08:06 PM
Replies: 45,573
Views: 2,710,518
Posted By MWValley
Who knew?

http://www.yuenglingsicecream.com/

If it's as good as their beer, I want some of this. Going to Cape May NJ in two weeks. I might need to load up with dry ice and bring some of this creamy...
Forum: Northeast - Greater Flugistan and home of the carpet baggers. 07-08-2014, 08:02 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 3,608
Posted By MWValley
I go with (the) Flo. I have for many years. I...

I go with (the) Flo. I have for many years. I have a nearly new DL650 and DR650. Massive coverage on both bikes for uninsured motorists, roadside assistance, $3,000 worth accessories per bike with...
Forum: Northeast - Greater Flugistan and home of the carpet baggers. 06-19-2014, 07:34 PM
Replies: 45,573
Views: 2,710,518
Posted By MWValley
That V-Strom is never going to overheat. I've...

That V-Strom is never going to overheat. I've got about 60,000 V-Strom miles so far and I can barely ever remember the fan kicking on. Radiator and oil cooler seem to do a good job. Even when...
Forum: Northeast - Greater Flugistan and home of the carpet baggers. 06-05-2014, 03:23 PM
Replies: 45,573
Views: 2,710,518
Posted By MWValley
Correct! The Dragon on most days is a circus. ...

Correct! The Dragon on most days is a circus. There are better roads to ride not far from there that don't bore you and put you at risk from unskilled riders and drivers alike.

I rode the...
Forum: Northeast - Greater Flugistan and home of the carpet baggers. 06-05-2014, 03:02 PM
Replies: 45,573
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Posted By MWValley
New Progressive ad. I love it! Go with the Flo, eh?

http://i249.photobucket.com/albums/gg215/45th_Parallel/floonaKTM_zps34c8fb86.png
Forum: Northeast - Greater Flugistan and home of the carpet baggers. 06-04-2014, 04:07 PM
Replies: 134
Views: 6,369
Posted By MWValley
Wade is steering you straight. The northern end...

Wade is steering you straight. The northern end of the Paul Hill Road is NOT big bike friendly. Not for mere mortal riders anyhow. Jimmy Lewis could probably ride an R1200GS up that sucker but I am...
Forum: Northeast - Greater Flugistan and home of the carpet baggers. 06-04-2014, 03:59 PM
Replies: 134
Views: 6,369
Posted By MWValley
If anybody needs help with any part of the...

If anybody needs help with any part of the northern half of the route, I am familiar with it and happy to help you. I live up here on the route. Bring a paper map, the DeLorme Atlas and Gazetteer is...
Forum: Northeast - Greater Flugistan and home of the carpet baggers. 06-04-2014, 06:34 AM
Replies: 45,573
Views: 2,710,518
Posted By MWValley
I appreciate the sage advice! Now I have to plan...

I appreciate the sage advice! Now I have to plan a ride that will end in PA for the night. Hmmm..... I can do that.
Forum: Northeast - Greater Flugistan and home of the carpet baggers. 06-04-2014, 06:29 AM
Replies: 45,573
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Posted By MWValley
Thanks! I can't tell you glad I was to hear the...

Thanks! I can't tell you glad I was to hear the Dale's wasn't all that great. Here I am thinking it's taken me years to nail down some Yuengling on my own and now I've got to go figure out where to...
Forum: Northeast - Greater Flugistan and home of the carpet baggers. 06-03-2014, 09:47 AM
Replies: 45,573
Views: 2,710,518
Posted By MWValley
Based on years of rave reviews I had to pick up...

Based on years of rave reviews I had to pick up some of this while I was visiting my son on the south Jersey shore. I hope it's good. :evil I listened to tiny bottle ringing noises on every bump...
Forum: Northeast - Greater Flugistan and home of the carpet baggers. 05-27-2014, 08:03 PM
Replies: 269
Views: 26,930
Posted By MWValley
Bravo, mon ami! Bravo. I will follow your...

Bravo, mon ami! Bravo. I will follow your progress with keen interest.

The Hampster Ride. I can't wait. I've just put new tires on the V-Strom, too.

Now I just need a day off!
Forum: Northeast - Greater Flugistan and home of the carpet baggers. 05-23-2014, 02:04 PM
Replies: 45,573
Views: 2,710,518
Posted By MWValley
I never had the pleasure of knowing Nate. But any...

I never had the pleasure of knowing Nate. But any of those photos makes me sure in an instant, that I'd have been pleased to know him.

The sparkle in his eyes reminds me very much of my 25-year...
Forum: Northeast - Greater Flugistan and home of the carpet baggers. 05-13-2014, 06:32 PM
Replies: 45,573
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Posted By MWValley
UT Rt 12

Just back in town after 2,000+ miles of American Southwest street riding. If I had known it was that good, I'd have gone there 30 years ago. OK I am a slow learner. I'll have to live with that.
...
Forum: Northeast - Greater Flugistan and home of the carpet baggers. 04-17-2014, 09:51 AM
Replies: 45,573
Views: 2,710,518
Posted By MWValley
RT? Are you going daft old man?! They don't...

RT? Are you going daft old man?! They don't even make knobbies to fit that beast! :rofl
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