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Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 12-10-2014, 06:28 AM
Replies: 35,507
Views: 8,955,012
Posted By rmarkr
Poor woman - I feel for her - not her doing.

Poor woman - I feel for her - not her doing.
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 10-12-2014, 07:22 PM
Replies: 326
Views: 16,654
Posted By rmarkr
I/we would prefer dirt or dual sport.

I/we would prefer dirt or dual sport.
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 10-10-2014, 09:11 PM
Replies: 1,295
Views: 67,868
Posted By rmarkr
Now, now Dave, I would be the last person to...

Now, now Dave, I would be the last person to disturb you while you enjoyed the last free pleasure left on earth, with the grass tickling your arse and all, but.... I had to assume that you were...
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 09-06-2014, 09:15 PM
Replies: 326
Views: 16,654
Posted By rmarkr
We're in!

Myself and my SO, Kix, have made a reservation. We will bring our little camper with a bike or two. We have reserved site 004.

Looking forward to hooking up with you fine folk again!:D:D
Forum: Thumpers 08-29-2014, 07:58 AM
Replies: 11,693
Views: 2,511,002
Posted By rmarkr
It seems that Loncin is involved in the assembly...

It seems that Loncin is involved in the assembly and/or manufacture of the Rotax 650 as fitted by BMW and others.
There is even talk that the Chinese originated motors are proving to be more...
Forum: Thumpers 08-22-2014, 07:51 PM
Replies: 11,693
Views: 2,511,002
Posted By rmarkr
Pelican cases

I've rigged up Pelican cases on the SO's bike
Got them in tight, three point mounting, no frame.
Some pics for you
...
Forum: Day Trippin' 08-08-2014, 08:00 AM
Replies: 240
Views: 38,449
Posted By rmarkr
"I ain't doing this shit again!" Kix:

Some background to this picture:

Kix (my SO) and I went to visit anatic's new place - up the driveway from hell. (Its even worse than Rick's) We made it up, two up, on the F650. It was a character...
Forum: The Garage 06-17-2014, 01:13 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,269
Posted By rmarkr
My experience: I installed an EarthX in my...

My experience:
I installed an EarthX in my F650GS about a month ago. It felt good - the bike would start at the first touch.

Last week we took off for a ride of a few days, loaded with all the...
Forum: Thumpers 06-05-2014, 11:27 AM
Replies: 11,693
Views: 2,511,002
Posted By rmarkr
Here is the proud owner 'KIX" on the day we...

Here is the proud owner 'KIX" on the day we bought the bike.

http://i327.photobucket.com/albums/k458/rmarkr_pix/KIX.jpg

We had some difficulty finding a bike - a couple of deals went south -...
Forum: Thumpers 06-05-2014, 08:44 AM
Replies: 11,693
Views: 2,511,002
Posted By rmarkr
Thanks Wicked, I wasn't sure if it would fit. ...

Thanks Wicked, I wasn't sure if it would fit.
I've seen a noticeable increase in performance from a aftermarket silencer, jetting and opening up the air box. Our riding area is is pretty flat; I...
Forum: Thumpers 06-05-2014, 07:59 AM
Replies: 11,693
Views: 2,511,002
Posted By rmarkr
Sprockets

Hi, I'm a noob to this thread. I maintain the SO's 09 KLX.:deal
While I'm sure it has been posted before, can a 15T front sprocket be used? (I think the stock is 14T) I would like to make the...
Forum: ADVrider annual rallies 05-20-2014, 07:19 PM
Replies: 212
Views: 19,760
Posted By rmarkr
Nice pics!

Thanks to posters - really enjoying the pics. And honored to be in your 'best pic' Rick. And we won the big draw prize! What fun!:1drink
Pat and Mark
Forum: Equipment 11-18-2013, 08:28 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 3,100
Posted By rmarkr
I hope you don't mind me busting into your thread...

I hope you don't mind me busting into your thread - with a Sidi related issue.

After 2 spills where my feet took a knock, I bought a pair of SIDI Agueda Boots, similar to your Rain boots.
...
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 10-07-2013, 06:11 AM
Replies: 1,417
Views: 74,842
Posted By rmarkr
Thanks to all! Wonderful people, good...

Thanks to all!
Wonderful people, good organization, great food, excellent riding, and the best possible weather!
We had a blast!
Silke, the stickers and shirts are great -thankyou!
Mark and...
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 09-18-2013, 11:26 AM
Replies: 1,417
Views: 74,842
Posted By rmarkr
I owe you a buck - math is hard!

I owe you a buck - math is hard!
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 09-18-2013, 11:26 AM
Replies: 1,417
Views: 74,842
Posted By rmarkr
Shirts

1 short sleeve L
1 long sleeve XL

Money sent via PP ($36)

Thanks Silke
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 08-19-2013, 05:42 PM
Replies: 1,417
Views: 74,842
Posted By rmarkr
Myself and Kix will be there.We may get up there...

Myself and Kix will be there.We may get up there late Wednesday nite. We are staying across the railroad tracks.
Shane, please let me know what I can do to help.
Could use a good ride too
:D
Forum: Ride reports 08-07-2013, 07:23 PM
Replies: 111
Views: 16,614
Posted By rmarkr
Moose hunting

Nice! Looks like it was a different kinda ride. Great pics!
:clap:clap
Forum: Equipment 07-01-2013, 09:16 AM
Replies: 289
Views: 67,001
Posted By rmarkr
Dumped my Cardo sets

I have a G4 and a G9. After years of frustration I have taken them out of the helmets.
Our problem was the intercom. Only the G4 could initiate the intercom session. Many calls were made to the...
Forum: Regional forums 05-19-2013, 04:34 PM
Replies: 2,241
Views: 155,252
Posted By rmarkr
What fun!!

Pat and I had a wonderful weekend.
Thanks to Silke, Hunter, Shane, Jeff and the rest of the support staff for a well run event - good food, lots of beer and a great venue.
Thanks to the ride...
Forum: Thumpers 03-19-2013, 12:35 PM
Replies: 5,165
Views: 722,409
Posted By rmarkr
This is my take: A 140/80/17 tire's height is...

This is my take:
A 140/80/17 tire's height is 80% of its width of 140mm; that's about 112mm.
Forum: Thumpers 03-07-2013, 05:44 AM
Replies: 5,165
Views: 722,409
Posted By rmarkr
I have the older style bodywork, so can't comment...

I have the older style bodywork, so can't comment on clearance.
I have removed the ABS after a misadventure like yours - can be very dangerous.
I have had a Hyperpro for a few years now. Works...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 10-24-2012, 09:13 AM
Replies: 351
Views: 34,089
Posted By rmarkr
Well said GSF. Neatly done!

Well said GSF. Neatly done!
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 10-19-2012, 04:34 PM
Replies: 326
Views: 16,654
Posted By rmarkr
imike and nancy7

Gdawg
Can you feed two more gate crashers tonight?
And where are you guys camped?
Mark
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 10-18-2012, 05:22 PM
Replies: 326
Views: 16,654
Posted By rmarkr
Sure Chris - pull in! Its site T002, camping...

Sure Chris - pull in!
Its site T002, camping area B.
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 10-18-2012, 01:24 PM
Replies: 326
Views: 16,654
Posted By rmarkr
Apologies guys, I've been quiet. I'll be there...

Apologies guys, I've been quiet.
I'll be there on Friday nite and would like to ride Saturday, preferably dirt.
Also would like to be fed, again sorry about the last minute response.
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 10-08-2012, 01:06 PM
Replies: 1,105
Views: 62,336
Posted By rmarkr
Good times!!

Thanks guys - Silke, Kenny, Hunter, Shane, Rob, Kyle and all the others for putting together a fine event. It really was fun, the weather was perfect, good food, good company!
I hope the injured...
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 09-20-2012, 06:51 AM
Replies: 326
Views: 16,654
Posted By rmarkr
I'm on my way!

I'll be riding in on Friday afternoon.
I've reserved campsite T002, and will have space if anyone needs to pitch a tent.
Weather looks about perfect.
Should be fun!
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 08-28-2012, 02:43 PM
Replies: 1,105
Views: 62,336
Posted By rmarkr
I was able to move to a different site - now #...

I was able to move to a different site - now # 535. I was misled by the reservation girl.
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 08-28-2012, 12:14 PM
Replies: 1,105
Views: 62,336
Posted By rmarkr
I'm in, I've booked site #519, and there's space...

I'm in, I've booked site #519, and there's space to share.:clap
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 08-17-2012, 06:28 AM
Replies: 360
Views: 20,139
Posted By rmarkr
I'm in

Hi Joe,
Count me in.

I'll camp, shirt size L. I like the shirt design - the color, not so much.

Please PM me payment details.

With so many bikes, we may have to consider splitting the...
Forum: Thumpers 08-03-2012, 01:55 PM
Replies: 16,135
Views: 1,931,316
Posted By rmarkr
Lever

It's probably be threaded into the housing, the nut is a lock nut. No screw slot or hex head or socket?
Forum: Thumpers 08-03-2012, 12:53 PM
Replies: 16,135
Views: 1,931,316
Posted By rmarkr
A bigger hammer! Which brake lever?

A bigger hammer!

Which brake lever?
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 05-11-2012, 10:12 AM
Replies: 1,618
Views: 176,533
Posted By rmarkr
Thanks Dave - got the file

Thanks Dave - got the file
Forum: Thumpers 05-09-2012, 09:20 AM
Replies: 5,165
Views: 722,409
Posted By rmarkr
Jeebus, look at that! I hope you're okay....

Jeebus, look at that!
I hope you're okay. Sketchy looking area to throw it away.
Forum: Thumpers 05-09-2012, 07:08 AM
Replies: 5,165
Views: 722,409
Posted By rmarkr
This post is useless without pitchers. We want to...

This post is useless without pitchers. We want to see the carnage! :evil
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 05-09-2012, 07:03 AM
Replies: 441
Views: 21,460
Posted By rmarkr
Enjoy

Hey Guys, I've been lurking awhile here, but will be going to Rick's RDV at Laurel Springs. Enjoy your ride!
Forum: Thumpers 04-17-2012, 12:27 PM
Replies: 16,135
Views: 1,931,316
Posted By rmarkr
I must agree - if you want a light bike, start...

I must agree - if you want a light bike, start with a light bike. Getting the GS below 400 lbs gets you to the point of dimishing returns (read $$$)

I landed up getting a light bike too - a...
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 04-04-2012, 05:15 PM
Replies: 4,704
Views: 235,139
Posted By rmarkr
Hi Buelless, Our daughter is doing OK thanks -...

Hi Buelless,
Our daughter is doing OK thanks - she was in (again) for an infection after removal of her thyroid gland. The dreaded C word.

Please let me know if your'e headed this way. I'll keep...
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 04-04-2012, 03:29 PM
Replies: 4,704
Views: 235,139
Posted By rmarkr
That was me. Apologies for taking off in a hurry...

That was me. Apologies for taking off in a hurry - I had to be home for post-op hospital visit at 5 pm (daughter)

Here were I had been - lots of big bikes, it was fun.
...
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