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Forum: Hacks 01-30-2014, 04:50 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 5,784
Posted By wordguy
Wow.

Bravo! That's a gorgeous build. I hope you take it on many adventures.

I agree about the Mad Max vibe. Very effective. Btw, the police rig came out nice too.

-Alan
Forum: Ride reports 04-10-2013, 08:57 PM
Replies: 123
Views: 41,794
Posted By wordguy
I'm in

:lurk
Forum: Ride reports 08-01-2012, 09:09 AM
Replies: 562
Views: 186,925
Posted By wordguy
Well, I'm not from around here. But even here in...

Well, I'm not from around here. But even here in New England I should have known that was a grasshopper :1drink
Forum: Ride reports 07-31-2012, 01:00 PM
Replies: 562
Views: 186,925
Posted By wordguy
Laugh Help with the captions

Tiffany's view of a cricket:

http://tiffanystravels.smugmug.com/Other/19-Okl/i-RDmVfmv/0/M/IMG4292-M.jpg


Cricket's view of Tiffany:
...
Forum: Ride reports 06-25-2012, 11:20 AM
Replies: 562
Views: 186,925
Posted By wordguy
At first glance I read this as "...A range of...

At first glance I read this as "...A range of rationalities and ages..." :rofl

-Alan
Forum: Day Trippin' 06-10-2012, 03:38 PM
Replies: 9,763
Views: 3,781,760
Posted By wordguy
You know, "Go your own way". Heck, the pictures...

You know, "Go your own way". Heck, the pictures got room for the ad copy and everything.

-Alan
Forum: Day Trippin' 06-05-2012, 10:29 AM
Replies: 9,763
Views: 3,781,760
Posted By wordguy
Thumb Triumph Tiger advertisement right there! ...

Triumph Tiger advertisement right there!

-Alan
Forum: Beasts 04-25-2012, 11:01 AM
Replies: 6,833
Views: 1,555,217
Posted By wordguy
I'm about that size and the Versys works well for...

I'm about that size and the Versys works well for me. I did lower the pegs to unbend my knees a bit (34-inch inseam). But the seat and bars are stock. I have ridden all day on it and found it...
Forum: Day Trippin' 03-10-2012, 09:31 PM
Replies: 9,763
Views: 3,781,760
Posted By wordguy
Thumb This one is great! -Alan

This one is great!


-Alan
Forum: Ride reports 08-15-2011, 01:55 PM
Replies: 644
Views: 366,180
Posted By wordguy
In. :lurk

In. :lurk
Forum: Day Trippin' 08-04-2011, 08:57 AM
Replies: 9,763
Views: 3,781,760
Posted By wordguy
Thumb I like this one!

I like this one!
Forum: Ride reports 07-20-2011, 10:10 AM
Replies: 1,094
Views: 301,284
Posted By wordguy
I know THAT feeling. Bike mods are like potato...

I know THAT feeling. Bike mods are like potato chips; you can't stop at just one.

-Alan
Forum: Ride reports 07-19-2011, 08:51 AM
Replies: 1,094
Views: 301,284
Posted By wordguy
Wouldn't the odo and speedo problems be related,...

Wouldn't the odo and speedo problems be related, or am I missing some trick of German engineering? I would think fixing one would fix the other.

Sorry to hear about your troubles, but it's got to...
Forum: Beasts 07-17-2011, 07:42 PM
Replies: 6,833
Views: 1,555,217
Posted By wordguy
Wow, that makes sense considering the situation....

Wow, that makes sense considering the situation. Very interesting.

-Alan
Forum: Beasts 07-17-2011, 08:56 AM
Replies: 6,833
Views: 1,555,217
Posted By wordguy
Great pictures! thanks for sharing them. Did you...

Great pictures! thanks for sharing them. Did you ever find out why they leave the seats up?

-Alan
Forum: Ride reports 06-11-2011, 10:18 AM
Replies: 1,270
Views: 673,476
Posted By wordguy
Thumb Rock on

Congratulations! What a great trip. Thanks for writing it up as you went along, and taking the time to keep it updated.

-Alan
Forum: Ride reports 06-06-2011, 09:59 AM
Replies: 1,270
Views: 673,476
Posted By wordguy
Luke, a good name for a rock band -- or your next...

Luke, a good name for a rock band -- or your next fishing boat -- would be "The Long Nine".

Awesome trip report! Thanks so much for putting in the time and effort to write the updates.

-Alan
Forum: Beasts 04-23-2011, 09:07 AM
Replies: 6,833
Views: 1,555,217
Posted By wordguy
Thumb Nice! You're going to love it. -Alan

Nice! You're going to love it.


-Alan
Forum: Day Trippin' 02-21-2011, 11:07 AM
Replies: 9,763
Views: 3,781,760
Posted By wordguy
Thumb Great pix. I'm interested to hear how the Tenere...

Great pix. I'm interested to hear how the Tenere "feels", weight-wise, when you're on it. I think it's listed as heavier than the Tiger, but I wonder how it seems when you're riding it.

I've...
Forum: Equipment 01-25-2011, 11:51 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 1,214
Posted By wordguy
GPS is cool, but I am more interested in the...

GPS is cool, but I am more interested in the Bluetooth Live Viewfinder feature (sadly not due until the summer).

-Alan
Forum: Ride reports 01-22-2011, 08:02 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 2,088
Posted By wordguy
Thumb Great stuff! Thanks for posting it. It must have...

Great stuff! Thanks for posting it. It must have taken a while to edit that together.

Can share info about your video shooting techniques?

-Alan
Forum: Road warriors 07-28-2010, 11:43 AM
Replies: 311
Views: 93,688
Posted By wordguy
Thumb Stylin' without the top box. ...

Stylin' without the top box.

http://wordguy.smugmug.com/Motorcycles/My-Motor/versys090328a/507594667_J4LXD-M.jpg

I'm loving everybody's pix.

-Alan
Forum: Ride reports 05-27-2010, 05:27 AM
Replies: 1,688
Views: 2,005,852
Posted By wordguy
Thumb Great, great trip report. And love the global...

Great, great trip report. And love the global trip map!

-Alan
Forum: Ride reports 03-02-2010, 08:06 AM
Replies: 989
Views: 238,460
Posted By wordguy
Is this common, and are there any signs warning...

Is this common, and are there any signs warning motorists that there are beans on the road ahead? I would think the farmers wouldn't want their crops ground too soon :-)

-Alan
Forum: Beasts 01-11-2010, 08:16 PM
Replies: 6,833
Views: 1,555,217
Posted By wordguy
That looks like the algard unit. I have one also...

That looks like the algard unit. I have one also and it's a nice piece of gear. Check out http://www.versys.info/versys/

-Alan
Forum: Beasts 12-29-2009, 08:52 AM
Replies: 6,833
Views: 1,555,217
Posted By wordguy
I put Hot Grips on my Versys. It was pretty...

I put Hot Grips on my Versys. It was pretty straightforward. For luggage racks, there are several available. I have the SW Motech.

-Alan
Forum: Ride reports 09-08-2009, 07:21 PM
Replies: 1,120
Views: 652,592
Posted By wordguy
Great ride report Erica! Thanks for posting it. ...

Great ride report Erica! Thanks for posting it.


That clouds looks sort of ominous in a Steven Spielberg sort of way.

-Alan
Forum: Beasts 08-31-2009, 07:36 AM
Replies: 6,833
Views: 1,555,217
Posted By wordguy
Very cool Greg. Do you know anything about it? ...

Very cool Greg. Do you know anything about it?

-Alan
Forum: Beasts 08-03-2009, 12:55 PM
Replies: 6,833
Views: 1,555,217
Posted By wordguy
Randy, try twisting the right handgrip. You...

Randy, try twisting the right handgrip. You should be able to average 35 to 50 mph over with no problem :evil

Congrats on the new bike.

-Alan
Forum: Beasts 05-08-2009, 11:40 AM
Replies: 6,833
Views: 1,555,217
Posted By wordguy
Brian, there is a fuel gauge shown on the LCD...

Brian, there is a fuel gauge shown on the LCD display. It's got about six segments, and when you're low it starts to flash.

I haven't had any worse experience with wind than I've had on any other...
Forum: Beasts 05-04-2009, 07:47 AM
Replies: 6,833
Views: 1,555,217
Posted By wordguy
I'm planning on Distanzias also, based on your...

I'm planning on Distanzias also, based on your and other's reports. And they do look badass :wink:

I think a suspension adjustment is in order also. I may try it myself, although I have a lead on...
Forum: Old's Cool 04-27-2009, 05:22 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 2,978
Posted By wordguy
Great shots as usual DD. Love the action pix....

Great shots as usual DD. Love the action pix. Thanks for posting them up.

-Alan (aka Tbirder)
Forum: Day Trippin' 04-16-2009, 08:03 AM
Replies: 9,763
Views: 3,781,760
Posted By wordguy
Laugh :lol3 :lol3 That's the best! I'm going to...

:lol3 :lol3

That's the best! I'm going to try that if my contract isn't renewed. I like tigers; can I borrow your sign when you're done?

-Alan
Forum: Pics, pics, pics... 04-13-2009, 02:21 PM
Replies: 3,045
Views: 779,041
Posted By wordguy
Thanks! 'Course any bike looks better with an ADV...

Thanks! 'Course any bike looks better with an ADV sticker on it. :deal

-Alan
Forum: Beasts 04-08-2009, 11:29 AM
Replies: 6,833
Views: 1,555,217
Posted By wordguy
Yeah, the algard is a great piece. It is well...

Yeah, the algard is a great piece. It is well made and installs easily.
Forum: Pics, pics, pics... 04-07-2009, 11:16 AM
Replies: 3,045
Views: 779,041
Posted By wordguy
Cool2 Out for an early Spring ride: ...

Out for an early Spring ride:
http://wordguy.smugmug.com/photos/507594667_J4LXD-L.jpg


Close-up:
http://wordguy.smugmug.com/photos/507593474_oHbfb-L.jpg
Forum: Beasts 04-07-2009, 11:13 AM
Replies: 6,833
Views: 1,555,217
Posted By wordguy
Spring updates

Had mine out last weekend to check the aerodynamics of the new ADV sticker. :thumb:ricky
http://wordguy.smugmug.com/photos/507594667_J4LXD-L.jpg

Also the new peg lowering blocks, engine guards,...
Forum: Beasts 04-07-2009, 11:03 AM
Replies: 6,833
Views: 1,555,217
Posted By wordguy
To paraphrase an old joke, "...But these fokkers...

To paraphrase an old joke, "...But these fokkers were riding Kawasakis..."

-Alan
Forum: Ride reports 04-06-2009, 09:34 AM
Replies: 183
Views: 54,535
Posted By wordguy
Cool Dave! I look forward to it. I've been...

Cool Dave! I look forward to it. I've been enjoying the report so far.

-Alan
Forum: Ride reports 04-03-2009, 09:08 AM
Replies: 52
Views: 3,908
Posted By wordguy
Wow! That is certainly amazing. Do they include...

Wow! That is certainly amazing. Do they include an "ice forecast" on the nightly news or anything like that? I wonder how mariners deal with it.

Great pix (and nice bike!). Thanks.

-Alan
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