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Forum: Northeast - Greater Flugistan and home of the carpet baggers. 07-24-2014, 01:22 PM
Replies: 22,125
Views: 1,471,936
Posted By birds
I've done it this way in NJ before and it's...

I've done it this way in NJ before and it's always worked fine. Haven't done it lately because it gets read fine on my current moto.

My friend recently got a $5 surcharge for that. He has a PA Ez...
Forum: GS Boxers 06-30-2014, 06:04 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 716
Posted By birds
Concerning ABS

Concerning ABS:

I just put a front RT wheel on recently. Still getting everything together for the rear one. The wheel works and fits awesomely. I did have to use an RT speedo drive housing to get...
Forum: Northeast - Greater Flugistan and home of the carpet baggers. 06-18-2014, 03:14 PM
Replies: 22,125
Views: 1,471,936
Posted By birds
You're right. I stand corrected. I feel more...

You're right. I stand corrected.

I feel more comfortable skipping the safety glasses sometimes.
Forum: Northeast - Greater Flugistan and home of the carpet baggers. 06-18-2014, 08:01 AM
Replies: 22,125
Views: 1,471,936
Posted By birds
I don't think most helmet visors meet impact...

I don't think most helmet visors meet impact standards anyway. Kind of silly.

I usually wear ANSI glasses anyway so I can open the visor all the way. I have a sweaty face.
Forum: Pics, pics, pics... 06-08-2014, 05:05 AM
Replies: 415
Views: 46,630
Posted By birds
http://mycupoftea.smugmug.com/Motorcycles/Riding-A...

http://mycupoftea.smugmug.com/Motorcycles/Riding-Around/i-rQfmwVB/0/XL/P1010098-XL.jpg

From a ride.
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 06-02-2014, 04:58 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 3,635
Posted By birds
Wash it every week in the winter, occasionally...

Wash it every week in the winter, occasionally before maintenance in the summer.

I carefully pick and choose what I'm wearing to match as little as possible. It's fashionable.
Forum: Pics, pics, pics... 06-02-2014, 04:12 PM
Replies: 2,993
Views: 747,503
Posted By birds
If I didn't stick it, does it count as mine? ...

If I didn't stick it, does it count as mine?

http://mycupoftea.smugmug.com/Motorcycles/Riding-Around/i-7dKRZJ7/0/XL/IMG_20130317_155305-XL.jpg
Forum: Pics, pics, pics... 05-21-2014, 06:57 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 8,107
Posted By birds
Bumping This was a good day...

Bumping

This was a good day...
Forum: Pics, pics, pics... 05-21-2014, 06:39 PM
Replies: 2,056
Views: 544,236
Posted By birds
http://mycupoftea.smugmug.com/Motorcycles/Riding-A...

http://mycupoftea.smugmug.com/Motorcycles/Riding-Around/i-QTq72wN/0/XL/1077058_181275648716790_1125777646_o-XL.jpg

Just remembered this one. Should be leaning more. Great photographer, too (not...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 05-14-2014, 06:08 PM
Replies: 2,347
Views: 324,609
Posted By birds
Multiple bikes usually park next to each other...

Multiple bikes usually park next to each other where I park on my occasional motorcycle commute. Today I had a little more room due to a blue v-strom parked a little bit diagonally. This gave me some...
Forum: Pics, pics, pics... 05-11-2014, 03:42 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 638
Posted By birds
My bike at the thumb ...

My bike at the thumb

http://jimmyrussian.smugmug.com/Sample-Gallery/i-ggqCSnS/0/XL/IMG_0390-XL.jpg
http://jimmyrussian.smugmug.com/Sample-Gallery/i-VNq9w6N/0/XL/IMG_0389-XL.jpg

Matawin River...
Forum: Pics, pics, pics... 04-07-2014, 04:55 PM
Replies: 79
Views: 10,117
Posted By birds
http://mycupoftea.smugmug.com/Motorcycles/Riding-A...

http://mycupoftea.smugmug.com/Motorcycles/Riding-Around/i-XWTVx8n/0/XL/IMG_20130428_132959-XL.jpghttp://mycupoftea.smugmug.com/Motorcycles/Riding-Around/i-q3kd76m/0/XL/IMG_20130428_133036-XL.jpg
Forum: Pics, pics, pics... 04-07-2014, 02:37 PM
Replies: 2,145
Views: 1,044,787
Posted By birds
http://mycupoftea.smugmug.com/Motorcycles/Riding-A...

http://mycupoftea.smugmug.com/Motorcycles/Riding-Around/i-wtzdTcp/0/XL/IMG_4329-XL.jpg
http://mycupoftea.smugmug.com/Motorcycles/Riding-Around/i-rXHVRX2/0/L/CRW_4320-L.jpg

Nothing too crazy...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 03-05-2014, 07:07 AM
Replies: 94
Views: 4,934
Posted By birds
There is a lot of guidance about this stuff...

There is a lot of guidance about this stuff online. In lots of states you can just throw it away. If only there was an expert who you could ask for your jurisdiction...
Forum: Pics, pics, pics... 12-20-2013, 02:53 PM
Replies: 210
Views: 67,231
Posted By birds
Here are a couple from a cool 1 week trip my...

Here are a couple from a cool 1 week trip my buddy and I took to QC.

Not really a breakdown, More of a break off...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 11-26-2013, 07:24 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 3,502
Posted By birds
I believe he was implying that he is a police...

I believe he was implying that he is a police officer.
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 11-15-2013, 04:53 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 2,209
Posted By birds
That was excellent.

That was excellent.
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 11-10-2013, 03:58 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 2,421
Posted By birds
I'm occasional % off road. That't how I define...

I'm occasional % off road. That't how I define it. What are we defining this for, again?
Forum: Pics, pics, pics... 11-10-2013, 01:55 PM
Replies: 1,791
Views: 324,669
Posted By birds
My favorite from this season ...

My favorite from this season
http://mycupoftea.smugmug.com/Motorcycles/Riding-Around/i-xVt55S6/0/XL/P1020134-XL.jpg
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 11-08-2013, 03:51 AM
Replies: 94
Views: 9,557
Posted By birds
My first bike was a titled XR400 roughly 3 years...

My first bike was a titled XR400 roughly 3 years ago.
I still have it and took it up to canada (and killed it on the way back) this year.
...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 11-04-2013, 09:03 AM
Replies: 197
Views: 18,048
Posted By birds
Just like any other situation, you have to play...

Just like any other situation, you have to play it by ear.

Usually I Park the bike as close as possible to hear anyone messing with it. Do I know it's a bad area from previous experience? No, but...
Forum: Hacks 10-26-2013, 07:49 AM
Replies: 6,357
Views: 2,304,979
Posted By birds
I saw you taking a picture of this by battery...

I saw you taking a picture of this by battery park on my way to work recently (I knew it from the FM ad). You pulled away before I made it over there. It looks awesome in person. Congrats on your...
Forum: Hacks 10-26-2013, 07:31 AM
Replies: 3,203
Views: 541,626
Posted By birds
Saw this on CL yesterday. ...

Saw this on CL yesterday.

http://newyork.craigslist.org/lgi/mcy/4150299749.html
http://images.craigslist.org/00d0d_lN5kcr6L79r_600x450.jpg

Looks familiar. Also looks awesome
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 10-17-2013, 10:37 AM
Replies: 206
Views: 13,483
Posted By birds
The fact that there's a vaguely defined law...

The fact that there's a vaguely defined law against wheelies is only a minor part of the problem.

It becomes an issue when it's a vaguely defined law against wheelies that can get you a ticket...
Forum: Pics, pics, pics... 10-02-2013, 07:30 PM
Replies: 1,915
Views: 1,052,751
Posted By birds
http://jimmyrussian.smugmug.com/Sample-Gallery/i-k...

http://jimmyrussian.smugmug.com/Sample-Gallery/i-kNRBJmN/0/X2/IMG_0284-X2.jpg

My buddy took this picture of police bikes we saw in Montreal.

That oil stain under the right hand bike is actually...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 09-13-2013, 06:03 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 2,786
Posted By birds
My first bike was a 1999 Honda Xr400. My 2nd and...

My first bike was a 1999 Honda Xr400. My 2nd and concurrent bike was a 1985 Honda vf700s.

So calling them "The old one", "The new one", "The honda" didn't work at all. Calling them "the XR"...
Forum: Pics, pics, pics... 07-14-2013, 06:13 PM
Replies: 2,595
Views: 340,399
Posted By birds
Time to start looking for a campsite. ...

Time to start looking for a campsite.


http://mycupoftea.smugmug.com/Motorcycles/2013-Canada-Trip-June-16-23/i-ZSfJsSX/0/XL/IMG_4223-XL.jpg
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 07-12-2013, 03:53 AM
Replies: 69
Views: 7,803
Posted By birds
Wrapped a compression strap from brand new...

Wrapped a compression strap from brand new wolfman e12 saddle bags on the first ride I took them on. I forgot to clip it. I rode some part of 35 minutes with my saddle bag attached to my rear brake...
Forum: Canada 07-04-2013, 01:09 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 2,679
Posted By birds
Thanks a lot guys. Trip was pretty intense, with...

Thanks a lot guys. Trip was pretty intense, with many casualties (aux light bracket, wheel bearing, 2 relays, front tire, my engine).

We did end up going to Parent, and had a blast at Reserve...
Forum: Thumpers 06-25-2013, 09:49 AM
Replies: 8,053
Views: 1,546,991
Posted By birds
Another anecdote for the oil discussion: I...

Another anecdote for the oil discussion:

I seized my engine due to low oil on Sunday on the way home from Canada. big OOPS. Instead of waiting for the bike to warm up in the morning, we decided...
Forum: Thumpers 06-17-2013, 08:53 PM
Replies: 8,053
Views: 1,546,991
Posted By birds
I know! At least it got me to town instead of...

I know! At least it got me to town instead of going somewhere in the Adirondacks. Also my blinkers work :thumbup:
Forum: Thumpers 06-17-2013, 04:02 PM
Replies: 8,053
Views: 1,546,991
Posted By birds
Hey guys, Decided to go up to Quebec...

Hey guys,

Decided to go up to Quebec province with my buddy on our 400's (him on his ktm).

So far my aux light bracket broke

http://img.tapatalk.com/d/13/06/18/8y2yhymu.jpg

No biggie.
Forum: Canada 06-06-2013, 07:46 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 2,679
Posted By birds
Awesome, thanks guys. This is a lot easier...

Awesome, thanks guys.

This is a lot easier now that I know the term "crown land"
Forum: Canada 06-05-2013, 06:37 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 2,679
Posted By birds
Stealth/Wild Camping in Quebec

Hey guys,

Not sure if there's a better place to ask this. Are there opportunities for primitive / wild / possibly stealthy camping in southern portions of Quebec?

My buddy and I are planning...
Forum: Northeast - Greater Flugistan and home of the carpet baggers. 06-02-2013, 07:18 AM
Replies: 4,622
Views: 418,835
Posted By birds
Forgot to post mine here. Not really up on...

Forgot to post mine here. Not really up on craigslist yet...
http://www.advrider.com/forums/showthread.php?t=885642


Priced it too low.
Forum: Pics, pics, pics... 05-21-2013, 07:58 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 8,107
Posted By birds
This was a good day. ...

This was a good day.

http://mycupoftea.smugmug.com/Motorcycles/Riding-Around/i-WQhLwX8/0/XL/Picture%25252520005-XL.jpg
...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 05-19-2013, 11:52 AM
Replies: 44
Views: 2,658
Posted By birds
I usually just yell at road hazards. The only...

I usually just yell at road hazards. The only time I talk to myself is when I make a poor decision such as bad lane position. "you could have just died". Or if I'm getting cold or tired I'll say...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 05-19-2013, 11:30 AM
Replies: 104
Views: 6,598
Posted By birds
This works for me too. It's when I get in the...

This works for me too. It's when I get in the correct state of mind. My fiancee and most of my friends get it. My mom still bugs me the whole time I'm getting ready.
Forum: Thumpers 05-17-2013, 01:16 PM
Replies: 8,053
Views: 1,546,991
Posted By birds
Can't wait!

Can't wait!
Forum: Pics, pics, pics... 05-04-2013, 05:46 AM
Replies: 681
Views: 98,532
Posted By birds
http://mycupoftea.smugmug.com/Motorcycles/Riding-A...

http://mycupoftea.smugmug.com/Motorcycles/Riding-Around/i-wk2ZTPN/0/L/IMG_20130428_124814-L.jpg
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