Garden State Mindless Dickery Thread

Discussion in 'Northeast - Greater Flugistan and home of the carp' started by MoBill, Jul 24, 2009.

  1. MoBill

    MoBill Smiles when says dat

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    Thanks... :lol2 yeah, I have to say, when it came to the tank, it HAD to have the Acerbis just because of that--AND...well the screens for bikes--there is no alternative-but I would have bought it anyway just to complete the cloning effect.

    The .60 spring rate--loving the way the front end feels...but the best change so far is the lower pegs and the higher bars with the HDB riser--very roomy now...and the dash, yum:
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  2. DockingPilot

    DockingPilot Hooked Up and Hard Over

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    Super slick Bill !
    Clicked over 10k miles on mine in just a pinch over a year. She's been over the Cascade Range, ridden across California's Central Valley, Appalachia mountains to the northern reaches of New England. Not a lick of trouble. One of the most versatile bikes I have owned.
    Nice job on that cockpit !


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  3. loph917

    loph917 Beard Bros Racing

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    MoBill,

    You do such nice work setting up a motorcycle that perhaps I should put you in charge of my newest project. I found the poor thing hiding away in CT and I just had to go rescue it. No, I have no idea what I'm going to do with it.
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  4. MoBill

    MoBill Smiles when says dat

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    I'm a one trick pony Loph...top clamp and powerlets--tank bag with SAE power---that's it. Maybe a windscreen for that.

    :D

    Thanks Frank--already dealt with punch list item number one---misrouted the heated grip power and it rubbed thru in 5 miles.

    What else---need to retest the security of the vapor speedo pick up wiring--the loop should be at the top by the brake line...all good though.
  5. wpbarlow

    wpbarlow Long timer

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    Aren't two 950s kind of excessive?
    :lol3


    Congrats!
  6. docgonzo

    docgonzo Old Gadfly

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    Yeah, I was thinking the same thing. Why need two 950 SuperEnduros? One for parts? I thought all you had to do was fix the radiator on the one you smashed into the tree with in the Pine Barrens. Did you finish the origional bike off in Canada? :huh
  7. DockingPilot

    DockingPilot Hooked Up and Hard Over

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    Yikes :huh
    If this picture doesn't say "New Joisey" I don't know what does.

    :lol3

    Although I do like the belly button jewelry I must admit............:wink:
  8. docgonzo

    docgonzo Old Gadfly

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    For those of you who have a motorcycle "Bucket List", here's a road you should add. It is a close to a Swiss/Italian mountain pass as you get in the US on asphalt. I think it is as interesting as Deal's Gap, without the crazy motorcyclists! Flagstaff to Sedona on 89A.

    Here's what it looks like:
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  9. Jezza

    Jezza A British Invasion

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    Stop it Doc you're making me homesick, :lol3 there really aren't many things I miss from my previous life, except having roads like this a days ride from home.

    The Furka Pass, Swiss Alps, you can see the thin ribbon of tarmac winding above the bike. Spot the ADV sticker :D
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    The view from above
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  10. docgonzo

    docgonzo Old Gadfly

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    You are right. Nothing like the mountain passes into and out of Switzerland. Did the Furka Pass with the wife on the back of a Harley. Scariest ride of our lives. On the cliff side, no guard rails, just those little concrete posts every few hundred yards. And the buses would come around the corner, leaving no room! And the cows grazing on the hills, with two legs longer then the others so they could stand straight!:rofl
  11. mrxinpa

    mrxinpa Just Get Out and Ride !!!

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    Did that Pass in on an African Twin back in 05 in a total White Out condition. Couldnt see 15ft in front of you. Lucky for me we were staying in Verbania and the locals I was riding with knew the road like the back of their hand and were able to get me up and down the mountain with just a bit of damage to my nerves!! We never went back up that way
  12. RedPower

    RedPower Long timer

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    Congrats Loph917:clap:clap
    Good Luck with it!:beer & THANKS!
    Now I won't look soo crazy when I buy a second Hyper:rofl
  13. GearedUp

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    No, excessive is owning 2 950's and a 990. :D
  14. docgonzo

    docgonzo Old Gadfly

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    Still remember how scared I was on that road. Couldn't tell, though from this picture. Didn't want the wife to know!:wink:

    By the way, it looks like the shot was from the exact spot as Jerry's! What a small world!

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    And while we are on travel photos from the past, Jerry, what about this valley shot?
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    Sorry about the quality of the pictures. I just shot the actual photos (which were done on film) with my I-phone...
  15. loph917

    loph917 Beard Bros Racing

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    i consider the SE just about a collectors item (foolishly maybe) now. its hands down the best bike i've ridden to date; not that i have a lot of time on a lot of bikes but for me it's just about the perfect bike. just need to belly up for a bigger gas tank - otherwise it's go just about anywhere do almost anything motorcycle (not necessarily with me piloting will it get everywhere but i'm learning).

    i've been saying i wanted a second one to mothball for a while now - and the time was right to do it. i'm not looking forward to the expense of setting it up properly - but i also don't need to be in a hurry. my first one is running like a scalded cat. :deal

    and this one is shorter than SE #1. there's a chance the girl could fit on it. i'm not sure i'm totally convinced its a good idea but daaaamn that'd be awesome to see her up on an SE. speaking of the girl, i also may have unleashed a monster - she's going on a dual sport in hawaii friday - riding a kdx 200-something. she just might come back and demand a proper dirt bike.

    i have't ruled out an 1190R (if they bring it to the US) - it would be the perfect wpbarlow "mixed surface ride" motorcycle as well as some of the more "sedate" trips i take. :evil plenty capable when the asphalt turns gnarly or downright disappears but still an outstanding long distance traveler.

    so i just might reach that "two 950s and one 1190" milestone yet. can one have too many motorcycles? if so, i haven't learned that lesson yet (if there's a lesson to learn).

  16. MoBill

    MoBill Smiles when says dat

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    Loph..if you want help in the setup of either one, I'm game. I need the karma man. Bring it.
  17. haystack

    haystack Just ride

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    Really? I can't believe you could even ask such a question!

    I think you're still good!:freaky
  18. docgonzo

    docgonzo Old Gadfly

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    It is definitely one of the best big trailies ever designed. Took the Transalp concept to the next level.

    As far as extra gas, and a poor man's solution to the two into one, just gut both stock cannisters, cut the pipe and swing it onto the other, and convert the left hand cannister into an auxiliary gas tank. Gives you and extra 1.5 gallons of gas. Much nicer looking then a Safari tank, and the gutted exhaust sounds just about right, while still maintaining the bullet-proof toughness of the stock cannister....

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  19. xTomKx

    xTomKx Been here awhile

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    Interesting invention. Nicely done.
  20. scareraven

    scareraven Ninja Freak

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    Part PSA, Part Rage dump that we have all wished we could do.
    Oh yeah, and metal!

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