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Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 04-11-2014, 01:25 PM
Replies: 28,235
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Posted By Downer
Hammocks

I remember reading a couple of you were hammock campers. At the time I was intrigued but had little interest. Now my Son has started Boy Scouts and has shown interest in going the Hammock route. I...
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 02-19-2014, 03:05 PM
Replies: 28,235
Views: 1,436,222
Posted By Downer
Always Treat Your Kids Right

http://m.youtube.com/watch?v=P2aGS-cA090&desktop_uri=%2Fwatch%3Fv%3DP2aGS-cA090
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 12-30-2013, 12:22 PM
Replies: 28,235
Views: 1,436,222
Posted By Downer
Mortons Rally in May

I have registered and reserved a room with a balcony. If anybody is interested in splitting the cost of the room let me know.

Happy New Year.
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 12-22-2013, 11:34 AM
Replies: 28,235
Views: 1,436,222
Posted By Downer
Interesting how well the tattoo survived.

Interesting how well the tattoo survived.
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 11-01-2013, 06:14 PM
Replies: 28,235
Views: 1,436,222
Posted By Downer
That's me with the lowered F800GS

I got it done a couple of years ago.

PM me if you are interested in checking it out.

Craig
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 10-14-2013, 04:58 PM
Replies: 28,235
Views: 1,436,222
Posted By Downer
Leaking Aerostich Roadcrafter

After a couple of commutes in the rain last week and getting home with a wet chest I decided it was time to seal the zippers on the Roadcrafter. I have the seam sealer but IAW the Aerostich...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 10-08-2013, 08:53 AM
Replies: 53
Views: 5,544
Posted By Downer
They also sold crappy cars

My wife had one when got married. It was nothing special. The dealership was friendly but besides the price they acted like every other dealership. They ripped her off with the financing and...
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 09-28-2013, 03:27 AM
Replies: 28,235
Views: 1,436,222
Posted By Downer
Try Hotwire

I would think your a best bet would be Hotwire. I have used it several times for rooms on Sat night and was surprised with what I got for the price.
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 09-27-2013, 02:18 PM
Replies: 118
Views: 6,726
Posted By Downer
That's why I don't have one!

I never understood why riders didn't think they would be confused for flashing the headlight.
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 09-13-2013, 03:21 AM
Replies: 28,235
Views: 1,436,222
Posted By Downer
Possible Lead

I sent a PM.
Forum: Equipment 09-01-2013, 04:45 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,742
Posted By Downer
Aerostich

I use little wiper blade things Aerostich sales that fit over the fingers of my gloves. I also have a set of Held Gloves that have a wiper built in.

Not ideal but it is all I have found to...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 08-30-2013, 02:06 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 772
Posted By Downer
I like them

I didn't see the r1200rt in the 50 best bikes whic I thought was surprising. I must have missed it. The Wasserstein Cooled GS was #1
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 07-31-2013, 04:14 PM
Replies: 28,235
Views: 1,436,222
Posted By Downer
I am interested in the handlebar risers. PM...

I am interested in the handlebar risers. PM coming.
Forum: Equipment 07-08-2013, 11:39 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 2,512
Posted By Downer
Try this link

I provided my name and info and they had their local rep get a hold of me in a day or two. I work in a secure facility so he met me at a local fast food place and did the plugs there. It couldn't...
Forum: Equipment 07-08-2013, 04:50 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 2,512
Posted By Downer
I use the custom ear plugs

I used the disposable ear plugs for years. At one of the bike shows a couple of years ago I decided to try the custom plugs. I didn't find a big improvement over the disposable ones as far as noise...
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 06-25-2013, 11:07 AM
Replies: 28,235
Views: 1,436,222
Posted By Downer
Cool

I'm interested. If you can't get 25 maybe one of the other options would work.
Forum: Parallel Universe 06-23-2013, 03:27 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,168
Posted By Downer
Is that Korea specific?

I PCSd and was only told to have it less than 25% I think. If you are PCSing aren't they crating it with your HHG? I would confirm that requirement with the transportation office.

I would...
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 06-22-2013, 07:21 AM
Replies: 28,235
Views: 1,436,222
Posted By Downer
New riding partners?

http://richmond.craigslist.org/mcy/3887139179.html
Forum: Equipment 06-19-2013, 04:41 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 774
Posted By Downer
Different than my experience

I brought a C2 back with me to VA when I moved back from Germany. I was on the interstate and a SUV kicked up a branch that hit me right in the visor. The clip you are missing must have popped off...
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 06-01-2013, 07:01 AM
Replies: 28,235
Views: 1,436,222
Posted By Downer
Another thing to look into for a ride across OK in the summer

I was at Riverrock a couple of weeks ago and Columbia was passing out samples of a hig tech cooling fabric that works from our perspiration. As long as you keep hydrated it will keep working. I am...
Forum: Equipment 05-31-2013, 06:01 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,429
Posted By Downer
I recommend them 100%

I have only had one experience with them a couple of months ago and would say they surpassed my expectations. I am on a limited budget now and haven't been able to buy anything but next time Atomic...
Forum: Vendors 05-24-2013, 01:15 PM
Replies: 440
Views: 79,245
Posted By Downer
I ordered Mine

I ordered a White C3 with the World graphics from Revzilla yesterday after seeing the sale. I had been planning on replacing the C2 I had brought back from Germany when it hit the 5 year mark this...
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 05-06-2013, 03:36 PM
Replies: 28,235
Views: 1,436,222
Posted By Downer
I have heard they all stink also. That was what...

I have heard they all stink also. That was what started the whole thing. I had German insurance while I was there and switched back to USAA right before I PCSd so I could keep it here. I really...
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 05-06-2013, 09:17 AM
Replies: 28,235
Views: 1,436,222
Posted By Downer
Thanks for the inputs on Roadside Assistance

I actually have USAA for the insurance. I am not going through them to Progressive as the insurer. It was a loophole from when I insured my bike initially. If I drop the insurance and want to stay...
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 05-06-2013, 05:35 AM
Replies: 28,235
Views: 1,436,222
Posted By Downer
Roadside Assistance

Does anybody have any recommendations or feelings on who to stay away from as far as Roadside Assistance programs? I have my bike insured with USAA and they do not offer Roadside Assistance. I...
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 03-25-2013, 09:34 AM
Replies: 28,235
Views: 1,436,222
Posted By Downer
Custom Ear Plugs

I have set up an appointment on Thursday at lunch to get a set of custom ear plugs made. It looks like we will be meeting near Chippenham and Midlothian Turnpike. I got a price of $60. I might be...
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 03-25-2013, 09:30 AM
Replies: 28,235
Views: 1,436,222
Posted By Downer
Thumbs Up on Battery Mart

I have used them a couple of times for batteries and I have received them the next day with free shipping.
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 03-02-2013, 01:58 PM
Replies: 28,235
Views: 1,436,222
Posted By Downer
Redwing Shoes on Midlothian

I have Not used them for any repairs but the customer service I have received on a pair of Red Wing boots I didn't buy their has been exceptional.
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 02-15-2013, 04:25 AM
Replies: 28,235
Views: 1,436,222
Posted By Downer
I have a Madstadt if you want to take a look

I have a Madstadt if you want to take a look. I think I am going to go back to Desierto. I bought the Madstadt because I thought I was going to be doing more distant traveling. That is not going...
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 02-08-2013, 02:29 PM
Replies: 28,235
Views: 1,436,222
Posted By Downer
I hope you are bringing the tiger to look at the gloves

I would like to see it. The only ones I have seen were a couple of years ago at the bike show in NYC with Eddie A. I am a bit sensitive about the F800GS comments though.

I will be bringing the...
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 02-05-2013, 01:18 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 297
Posted By Downer
Richmond Va chatter thread in this section

I think you will find all the information and riders you will want. Welcome to RVA.
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 02-04-2013, 01:05 PM
Replies: 28,235
Views: 1,436,222
Posted By Downer
Alpinestars WR-3 Gore-Tex gloves Size Large for Sale

I ended up with a great deal on a pair of these Alpinestars Gloves through a friend. They looked like they would fit from the size chart but they are too small. They are a Large but I would need an...
Forum: Parallel Universe 02-02-2013, 05:01 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 3,181
Posted By Downer
Laugh No problem. I called your customer service...

No problem. I called your customer service number and confirmed a hole was needed. The tutorial sounds like a great idea. I searched all over and could not believe the question had not been asked...
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 02-01-2013, 07:04 AM
Replies: 28,235
Views: 1,436,222
Posted By Downer
Has it been confirmed it is KTM?

There was a lot of discussion the other day that it was an investment fund run by the CEO of KTM. If that is that case what is the relationship with KTM?

If you are interested in another name as...
Forum: Parallel Universe 01-29-2013, 01:56 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 3,181
Posted By Downer
Ended drilling a hole

I ended up running the wire through one of the caps after drilling a hope through it. It seems to be working great.
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 01-28-2013, 06:30 PM
Replies: 28,235
Views: 1,436,222
Posted By Downer
Guy

PM sent
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 01-28-2013, 05:02 PM
Replies: 28,235
Views: 1,436,222
Posted By Downer
You would be surprised

Some had no interest in dealing with the Americans.
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 01-28-2013, 06:29 AM
Replies: 28,235
Views: 1,436,222
Posted By Downer
Poland could be an issue with a rental

I know most if not all the rental car companies would not let you take a car into Poland. Apparently they wanted it back.

If you do call Dexheimer Uwe was always helpful when I was there. He...
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 01-28-2013, 02:56 AM
Replies: 28,235
Views: 1,436,222
Posted By Downer
Bike Rental Kaiserslautern, DE

I never had to rent since I lived there but Dexheimer BMW rented bikes about an hour from Frankfurt. I did get a loaner from them a couple of times.

Not sure how much that helps since I am not...
Forum: Parallel Universe 01-27-2013, 03:04 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 3,181
Posted By Downer
Thanks, I was about ready to drill a whole...

Thanks,

I was about ready to drill a whole but decided I must be missing something. That isn't going to happen tonight so I will put it to bed. I am interested in any other ideas out there.
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