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Forum: Road warriors 03-19-2014, 09:34 AM
Replies: 188
Views: 16,628
Posted By Drummer
I ride an RT because of the sitting position. I...

I ride an RT because of the sitting position. I have not found another bike with the same ergonomics. I have wanted to ride a Connie 14, just not had the opportunity. I must say, everything I read...
Forum: Road warriors 03-04-2014, 12:20 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 15,220
Posted By Drummer
I had a 750 Nighthawk and wish I still had it. ...

I had a 750 Nighthawk and wish I still had it. Sold it along time ago but as one reviewer said, "the bike does nothing great but everything well." Was a very fun, good mileage bike that is still my...
Forum: Road warriors 07-03-2013, 10:43 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 622
Posted By Drummer
I was with Allstate but switched to Progressive. ...

I was with Allstate but switched to Progressive. Their yearly bill is much less than Allstate and I increased some of my total liabilities while keeping my deductibles the same. I have no idea what...
Forum: Road warriors 03-12-2013, 09:28 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 2,215
Posted By Drummer
Congrats - all the best and be safe. Watch out...

Congrats - all the best and be safe. Watch out for the "tar & gravel" spring paving events about to head our way. Other than that, have fun -

I had a Spirit 1100 and it was a good fun bike.
Forum: Face plant 11-19-2012, 09:37 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 5,154
Posted By Drummer
Rick - three years ago I was in a sweeping curve...

Rick - three years ago I was in a sweeping curve doing all of about 15 mph when the *%&*$ tar&gravel crap bit me. Broken ankle and many months later I was fine. Don't worry, my ankle took the...
Forum: Equipment 11-13-2012, 06:09 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,020
Posted By Drummer
I use SIDI as well, but do not remember the type....

I use SIDI as well, but do not remember the type. I believe that they are the model that came before the ST series. They too squeak a great deal as friends always say, "you'll never sneak up on...
Forum: Day Trippin' 11-05-2012, 01:38 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 3,168
Posted By Drummer
xRodchester - Thanks, I have been thinking about...

xRodchester - Thanks, I have been thinking about next summer up that way for an extended ride. You just solidified it for me. I really appreciate your pics and take on the people and land.
Forum: Americas 09-13-2012, 09:36 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 385
Posted By Drummer
Wow, you're trying to pack a great deal in for...

Wow, you're trying to pack a great deal in for such a short period of time.
Forum: Equipment 07-25-2012, 04:29 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 625
Posted By Drummer
DCrider wrote, "if tied, flip a coin" well...

DCrider wrote, "if tied, flip a coin" well that's the reason for this post. I am on the fence about them both. I like one for XYZ reasons and the other for ABC - there is no real apples to apples...
Forum: Road warriors 07-24-2012, 11:31 AM
Replies: 166
Views: 19,856
Posted By Drummer
All I can say is when i read the title for this...

All I can say is when i read the title for this thread, "what if HD made an adventure tourer" I thought right off the bat of the old saying, "what if they built it and no one came?" Kinda the take I...
Forum: Equipment 07-24-2012, 11:25 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 625
Posted By Drummer
Helmet Question

I am looking at both the Shoei RF1100 and the Arai RX-Q but have found very interesting things on line about both helmets. One says the Shoei has a squeal sound and very noisy with the vents open...
Forum: Face plant 07-11-2012, 04:35 AM
Replies: 236
Views: 59,798
Posted By Drummer
Petdoc, No, I have never had the hardware...

Petdoc,
No, I have never had the hardware removed. It is an option, but things are working and I do not want to suffer any more "down time" in recoup. There is very little if any noticeable things...
Forum: Face plant 07-10-2012, 04:41 AM
Replies: 236
Views: 59,798
Posted By Drummer
I fractured my left ankle when my bike went down...

I fractured my left ankle when my bike went down due to gravel. It was a slow speed accident but my ankle got caught between the weight of my bike and the ground. A metal plate and 13 screws later...
Forum: Road warriors 07-04-2012, 06:04 AM
Replies: 5,313
Views: 945,930
Posted By Drummer
I too do the daily commute on my bike. 85 miles...

I too do the daily commute on my bike. 85 miles round trip mostly highway. That said, I REALLY look forward to the mental health days a few of us take. We take a day off during the week and ride...
Forum: Equipment 06-19-2012, 05:09 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 5,701
Posted By Drummer
Find a USGS map store. They have two different...

Find a USGS map store. They have two different types of topo maps and the detail can not be beat.

Of course you can always go to http://www.usgs.gov/pubprod/
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 03-25-2012, 06:53 AM
Replies: 72
Views: 8,318
Posted By Drummer
Worst ride is of course subjective. I could...

Worst ride is of course subjective. I could write about the time I was in Virginia near the BRP on a side road and Virginia forgot to put up Gravel signs for their tar & gravel paving method. Of...
Forum: Road warriors 11-24-2011, 03:21 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 5,445
Posted By Drummer
Seeing the VStrom I now know the bike I saw was...

Seeing the VStrom I now know the bike I saw was not a VStrom. But that is the design the guy had. I thought it was really good and at the time, very creative. Kinda sad to know it is typical of...
Forum: Road warriors 11-11-2011, 12:21 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 5,445
Posted By Drummer
Where did he get it?

I saw a guy at Duke University riding a sport tourer the other day while dropping my wife off at work. This means I was in a cage and really wanted to stop the guy. He had a special paint job that...
Forum: Road warriors 11-09-2011, 02:58 PM
Replies: 106
Views: 35,512
Posted By Drummer
Sold my R1100R (95) and purchased a R1200RT (05)...

Sold my R1100R (95) and purchased a R1200RT (05) - in a lot of ways, the 95 was superior.
Forum: Some Assembly Required 08-06-2011, 01:21 PM
Replies: 76
Views: 27,562
Posted By Drummer
and it would have made such a nice cafe racer ......

and it would have made such a nice cafe racer ... :rofl
Forum: Road warriors 06-25-2011, 06:12 AM
Replies: 152
Views: 33,956
Posted By Drummer
Best handling would be a result of fork rake...

Best handling would be a result of fork rake angle and handlebar placement. Handlebars that are more straight across and at a 90 degree angle to the fork will provide the best control (from what I...
Forum: Road warriors 06-24-2011, 10:14 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 2,756
Posted By Drummer
Funny, that's not what my local Suzuki dealer...

Funny, that's not what my local Suzuki dealer said ... :rofl
Forum: Hacks 05-22-2011, 06:46 AM
Replies: 54
Views: 5,904
Posted By Drummer
They probably appeal to either the face plant...

They probably appeal to either the face plant people that haven't gotten over that fear or to the people that a convertible is not enough any more. :1drink
Seriously, I think the idea is sound, just...
Forum: Road warriors 02-27-2011, 05:21 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,324
Posted By Drummer
Interesting topic, you might want to post it on...

Interesting topic, you might want to post it on BMWSportTouring.com -

So for my $0.02, I love my Beemer but I will say Beemers are more expensive to maintain. I just got my 2005 1200RT in the...
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 12-24-2010, 05:37 AM
Replies: 522
Views: 25,789
Posted By Drummer
I just found this thread and though, technically...

I just found this thread and though, technically not Piedmont, darn close - Hillsborough checking in. Most of my enjoyment riding is West of home - most of my daily commute riding is East. ...
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 12-24-2010, 05:34 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 893
Posted By Drummer
+1 Merry Christmas and Happy New Year to all ...

+1 Merry Christmas and Happy New Year to all

For those that celebrate something else, Happy Holidays to you.
Forum: Equipment 10-27-2010, 12:53 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 2,968
Posted By Drummer
I use a Scorpion EXP 700. I like it. It has...

I use a Scorpion EXP 700. I like it. It has good vents, good comfort, good protection, higher customer ratings than Arai, and a visor that does not fog. It cost $200. I think they are good. Try...
Forum: Equipment 05-25-2010, 11:19 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 534
Posted By Drummer
Boots

Having just had an accident where my ankle suffered an inside sideways impact from the bike laying on it, I am now in the market for better boots. The boots I was wearing did provide anti-twist...
Forum: Equipment 05-06-2010, 06:08 PM
Replies: 67
Views: 12,054
Posted By Drummer
For the last 7 years I was riding an R1100R,...

For the last 7 years I was riding an R1100R, 1995. I inherited if from my godfather and it came with a Russell Day Long. Man, I had no idea how good I had it. I just picked up an 05 R1200RT, the...
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 04-25-2010, 06:23 AM
Replies: 0
Views: 340
Posted By Drummer
Virginia's Grand Tour

Found on another web site and reposted here. (I am not part of this effort, just sharing)

The 2010 Motorcycle Grand Tour offers riders a unique opportunity to explore Virginia's rich heritage,...
Forum: Americas 04-12-2010, 08:41 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 427
Posted By Drummer
West Virgina Roads

I will be traveling from Louisville, KY to North Carolina in a couple of days. Any advice on which roads to avoid due to construction?
Forum: Road warriors 02-28-2010, 01:52 PM
Replies: 84
Views: 6,624
Posted By Drummer
Hey (none) - I used to work at a University and I...

Hey (none) - I used to work at a University and I ride a naked bike. I used to park next to guys (college students) and they all rode R1150RTs - really!!

A great bike has no age requirements for...
Forum: Americas 09-25-2009, 08:00 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,841
Posted By Drummer
Man you are gonna have fun!! But watch your...

Man you are gonna have fun!! But watch your speed, in some spots it is strictly enforced. Another thing to watch for is some side roads are being patched in advance of the bad weather - however...
Forum: Road warriors 09-17-2009, 10:37 AM
Replies: 95
Views: 27,394
Posted By Drummer
I have been investigating all three of the bikes...

I have been investigating all three of the bikes mentioned on this site: the FJR, ST, and the RT. I currently own an RT and it is 14 years old. It is more expensive to maintain than my previous...
Forum: Road warriors 09-15-2009, 06:36 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,850
Posted By Drummer
Break / Brake - - - DOH!!! I knew that, just...

Break / Brake - - - DOH!!!

I knew that, just magic fingers in the morning and lack of caffene :rofl

I do like to ride more like a sport bike so I am still a bit concerned about both wheels...
Forum: Road warriors 09-15-2009, 04:45 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,850
Posted By Drummer
R1150RT Brakes?

I brought up the same question on the BMW MOA forum and wanted to hear what you think about this.
The R1150RT has fully integrated breaking which (I believe) means that when you apply the front...
Forum: Road warriors 09-02-2009, 04:53 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 650
Posted By Drummer
Fjr1300 -

Seriously thinking about an FJR 1300. For those of you that own them, any advice, concerns, recommendations, one year-over-another, or just thoughts about them before I go out and get one? Right...
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 05-11-2009, 09:15 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,178
Posted By Drummer
If you are going to do the BRP and Skyline, do...

If you are going to do the BRP and Skyline, do not plan on making time during the weekends. The traffic sucks Sat & Sun - RV, Mini Van, you name it and they are all stopped to take pictures of Gray...
Forum: Road warriors 05-11-2009, 09:06 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 3,157
Posted By Drummer
All I will add to this thread is my last Harley...

All I will add to this thread is my last Harley was just that. :wink:
Forum: Ride reports 05-11-2009, 07:11 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,652
Posted By Drummer
Steve, Great write up and pics - thanks for the...

Steve,
Great write up and pics - thanks for the details.
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