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Forum: Airheads Yesterday, 07:51 AM
Replies: 272
Views: 31,782
Posted By FreeTheBeast
Cool2 Time for a new motor

The old stock motor held up for three race seasons. Then, after the final race last Summer, it gave up on the cool down lap.

It appears the lifter broke, which caused the exhaust valve to shear...
Forum: Airheads Yesterday, 07:34 AM
Replies: 1,280
Views: 713,060
Posted By FreeTheBeast
Thumb Very nice!

I like that a lot.
Forum: Thumpers Yesterday, 05:13 AM
Replies: 6,342
Views: 1,390,331
Posted By FreeTheBeast
Cool2 Pm

I sent you a PM, Jef. Think wisely. :evil
Forum: Thumpers 02-12-2015, 02:58 PM
Replies: 6,342
Views: 1,390,331
Posted By FreeTheBeast
Thumb Nope

I've been riding it in Winter for many years now. No issues.
Forum: Racing 02-09-2015, 09:37 PM
Replies: 516
Views: 29,096
Posted By FreeTheBeast
Laugh GPS time

As Jason said, GPS time should be right on time with rally time. They all reference official atomic clock time. I used to use a digital wristwatch lashed to the handlebar, but then found the GPS...
Forum: Thumpers 02-09-2015, 09:52 AM
Replies: 6,342
Views: 1,390,331
Posted By FreeTheBeast
Thumb Out in the snow...

http://aphillips66.smugmug.com/Motorcycles/Winter-trail-ride-7FEB15/i-VW4Mc78/0/L/IMG_9775-L.jpg (http://aphillips66.smugmug.com/Motorcycles/Winter-trail-ride-7FEB15/i-VW4Mc78)
Forum: Pics, pics, pics... 02-09-2015, 09:51 AM
Replies: 1,702
Views: 452,357
Posted By FreeTheBeast
Cool2 Sharing the sled trails

Trail bikes are allowed in the New Hampshire state parks during Winter.

http://aphillips66.smugmug.com/Motorcycles/Winter-trail-ride-7FEB15/i-S6DJ9Fj/0/L/IMG_9774-L.jpg
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Forum: Thumpers 01-31-2015, 07:16 AM
Replies: 6,342
Views: 1,390,331
Posted By FreeTheBeast
Thumb Heal up

Good luck with the recovery.

That's beautiful country you were riding in.
Forum: GS Boxers 01-29-2015, 09:39 AM
Replies: 3,231
Views: 1,073,118
Posted By FreeTheBeast
Cool2 Not a fav picture, but...

I've had the seats recovered with leather. Gel pads were placed in the seat foam. BMW Motorsport (or Williams Martini F1?) colors added to the rear seat for a bit of uniqueness.

...
Forum: Thumpers 01-03-2015, 07:04 AM
Replies: 6,342
Views: 1,390,331
Posted By FreeTheBeast
Question So....?

So, what should I look for? KTM 450 wheels? Any KTM wheels in the appropriate size? I owned a KTM for about a month, once.

Thanks.
Forum: Thumpers 01-02-2015, 12:16 PM
Replies: 6,342
Views: 1,390,331
Posted By FreeTheBeast
Correct...

The closed loop is high power. Open is low power setting.
Forum: Thumpers 01-02-2015, 08:04 AM
Replies: 6,342
Views: 1,390,331
Posted By FreeTheBeast
Question Anyone have a set of wheels to sell?

Does anyone have a used set of wheels for the 450 that are no longer needed? I've just put Trelleborgs on my bike for the Winter season. They are a pain in the ass to mount. I just thought I'd see...
Forum: Thumpers 12-24-2014, 07:44 AM
Replies: 6,342
Views: 1,390,331
Posted By FreeTheBeast
SpeedBrain kit

MAX had a SpeedBrain kit in stock. It may have been the very last one anywhere. I just looked at the SpeedBrain site...could not find it.

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Forum: Thumpers 12-23-2014, 04:38 PM
Replies: 6,342
Views: 1,390,331
Posted By FreeTheBeast
480

Well, here's the old piston...


http://aphillips66.smugmug.com/Motorcycles/BMW-G450X-black423/i-Sd9ghQc/0/L/IMG_2625-L.jpg

I think the 480 kit includes only the cylinder and piston. Original...
Forum: Northeast - Greater Flugistan and home of the carpet baggers. 12-22-2014, 07:30 AM
Replies: 4,757
Views: 290,948
Posted By FreeTheBeast
Cool2 Ransom Eli Olds...

REO Speedwagon, no?



http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/en/5/5b/YouCanTuneaPianoButYouCantTunaFish.jpg
Forum: Thumpers 12-21-2014, 06:30 PM
Replies: 6,342
Views: 1,390,331
Posted By FreeTheBeast
Thumb That was fun!

That was a really fun stage. It's better to chase and catch someone than it is to keep in front, no? :clap
Forum: Thumpers 12-20-2014, 07:18 PM
Replies: 6,342
Views: 1,390,331
Posted By FreeTheBeast
Cool2 +30

I now have a 480. Can I still contribute to this thread. :D

http://aphillips66.smugmug.com/Motorcycles/BMW-G450X-black423/i-pF2NKwj/0/L/IMG_2615-L.jpg
Forum: GS Boxers 12-18-2014, 05:18 AM
Replies: 3,231
Views: 1,073,118
Posted By FreeTheBeast
Cool2 From the archives

I have pulled this one from the archives. It was late May, 2005. This picture even made the AdvRider front page rotation for a while.
...
Forum: Northeast - Greater Flugistan and home of the carpet baggers. 12-13-2014, 05:00 AM
Replies: 47,055
Views: 2,876,886
Posted By FreeTheBeast
Woulda, but can't...

Great idea, EC. Splendid, in fact. I'm sure it will be a very nice time. I'd love to see all y'all.

I'll be off to the in-laws. Maybe I should rent a bike out there again...:evil

...
Forum: GS Boxers 12-11-2014, 06:12 PM
Replies: 3,231
Views: 1,073,118
Posted By FreeTheBeast
Cool2 June 19, 2004

On a ride with some friends out to New York from New Hampshire when that '04 GSA was still nearly new. This was on the Mohawk Trail in Massachusetts.
...
Forum: GS Boxers 11-22-2014, 03:29 PM
Replies: 3,231
Views: 1,073,118
Posted By FreeTheBeast
Cool2 New Hampshire

November 22, 2014 New Hampshire, USA 35˚F 2014 GS-W Adventure

http://aphillips66.smugmug.com/Motorcycles/BMW-R1200GSW-Adventure/i-3ZcpXmb/0/L/IMG_2570-L.jpg


One year earlier. 1988...
Forum: Northeast - Greater Flugistan and home of the carpet baggers. 11-15-2014, 04:27 AM
Replies: 268
Views: 31,269
Posted By FreeTheBeast
Laugh Great ride!

Looks like a fantastic ride. :freaky
Forum: Northeast - Greater Flugistan and home of the carpet baggers. 11-13-2014, 04:49 AM
Replies: 268
Views: 31,269
Posted By FreeTheBeast
Laugh Pembroke trails

There are several trails in Pembroke (https://www.google.com/maps/@43.1690732,-71.4532877,14z) that need more exploring. I've tried a couple; would like to see more. The trails seem to be open to...
Forum: Pics, pics, pics... 11-11-2014, 04:43 AM
Replies: 1,702
Views: 452,357
Posted By FreeTheBeast
Cool2 It's only just begun...

As if like clockwork, the snow comes again...

http://aphillips66.smugmug.com/Motorcycles/Sandwich-Notch-Road-8NOV14/i-DnFhtdn/1/L/IMG_9749-L.jpg
Forum: Northeast - Greater Flugistan and home of the carpet baggers. 11-11-2014, 04:40 AM
Replies: 268
Views: 31,269
Posted By FreeTheBeast
Cool2 Heavens to Mergatroyd!

The Hampster Ride on a S1000RR! Well, Hell. I guess that means the route is definitely big bike friendly.

Next years the route needs to get completed to the top of the state as well as adding...
Forum: GS Boxers 11-11-2014, 04:31 AM
Replies: 3,231
Views: 1,073,118
Posted By FreeTheBeast
Laugh Ha-ha!

It is! It's quite a comparison to ride both one after the other. Suspension, ergonomics, power, shifting are all very obviously improved in the later model. Still, the older bike has huge...
Forum: GS Boxers 11-10-2014, 06:56 AM
Replies: 3,231
Views: 1,073,118
Posted By FreeTheBeast
Cool2 Lake Winnipesaukee, New Hampshire USA

Even in November, there are still some good riding days in New Hampshire.

On the shore of Lake Winnipesaukee......
Forum: Northeast - Greater Flugistan and home of the carpet baggers. 10-29-2014, 07:24 PM
Replies: 447
Views: 18,185
Posted By FreeTheBeast
Cool2 I like it!

Yes.
Forum: Northeast - Greater Flugistan and home of the carpet baggers. 10-29-2014, 01:36 PM
Replies: 447
Views: 18,185
Posted By FreeTheBeast
Cool2 Warm and sunny

That sounds nice as Winter is approaching. :D
Forum: GS Boxers 10-26-2014, 05:20 PM
Replies: 3,231
Views: 1,073,118
Posted By FreeTheBeast
Cool2 Camping in Maine

Rode over to the Maine coast for a little camping this weekend. That's an ocean inlet under the rising sun. Near Freeport, Maine.
...
Forum: Northeast - Greater Flugistan and home of the carpet baggers. 10-26-2014, 05:15 PM
Replies: 447
Views: 18,185
Posted By FreeTheBeast
Cool2 Ladies are always welcome...

http://aphillips66.smugmug.com/Motorcycles/Recompense-Campout-2014/i-BS8wmBT/1/L/IMG_9685-L.jpg (http://aphillips66.smugmug.com/Motorcycles/Recompense-Campout-2014/)
Forum: Northeast - Greater Flugistan and home of the carpet baggers. 10-19-2014, 06:24 PM
Replies: 447
Views: 18,185
Posted By FreeTheBeast
Cool2 Isn't mine

That isn't my camper. I was only helping to move it around the yard.

Airstream would be nice, but I don't think I'm the camper type. Would be nice at racing events, I suppose.
Forum: Northeast - Greater Flugistan and home of the carpet baggers. 10-19-2014, 07:24 AM
Replies: 447
Views: 18,185
Posted By FreeTheBeast
Cool2 I'm ready...

http://aphillips66.smugmug.com/Trucks/Sprinter/i-FrGwSKQ/0/L/IMG_2533-L.jpg
Forum: GS Boxers 10-17-2014, 05:21 AM
Replies: 3,231
Views: 1,073,118
Posted By FreeTheBeast
Laugh Then you'll need this information...

The Hampster Ride (http://www.advrider.com/forums/showthread.php?t=981534)
Forum: Northeast - Greater Flugistan and home of the carpet baggers. 10-15-2014, 07:06 PM
Replies: 268
Views: 31,269
Posted By FreeTheBeast
Cool2 You're right

Haunted...

http://silentwhispersparanormalsociety.com/yahoo_site_admin/assets/images/streaming.127111507.jpg
Forum: Northeast - Greater Flugistan and home of the carpet baggers. 10-15-2014, 02:33 PM
Replies: 268
Views: 31,269
Posted By FreeTheBeast
Laugh That's funny!

I have no idea what you found, but it's funny!! :rofl
Forum: GS Boxers 10-12-2014, 04:21 PM
Replies: 3,231
Views: 1,073,118
Posted By FreeTheBeast
Cool2 Autumn in New Hampshire, USA

Lougee Pond, Barnstead, NH (https://www.google.com/maps/@43.3589079,-71.3188768,15z) October 2014.
...
Forum: GS Boxers 10-09-2014, 04:59 AM
Replies: 3,231
Views: 1,073,118
Posted By FreeTheBeast
New Hampshire back roads

http://aphillips66.smugmug.com/Motorcycles/BMW-R1200GSW-Adventure/i-3BkKRBt/0/L/IMG_2529-L.jpg
Forum: Northeast - Greater Flugistan and home of the carpet baggers. 10-05-2014, 04:30 PM
Replies: 268
Views: 31,269
Posted By FreeTheBeast
Cool2 Today's ride

http://aphillips66.smugmug.com/Motorcycles/Hampster-Ride-Autumn/

http://aphillips66.smugmug.com/Motorcycles/Hampster-Ride-Autumn/i-N8wpLPC/0/L/IMG_9562-L.jpg
...
Forum: Northeast - Greater Flugistan and home of the carpet baggers. 10-04-2014, 09:08 AM
Replies: 268
Views: 31,269
Posted By FreeTheBeast
Thumb 1st post...

Someone has been extremely helpful and created a route with Rally Navigator. I have now put the link to RN in the first post of this thread. You will need to register at Rally Navigator (free...
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