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Forum: Northeast - Greater Flugistan and home of the carpet baggers. 12-18-2014, 07:12 PM
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Posted By MWValley
I used to live hours from the Port City. Now I'm...

I used to live hours from the Port City. Now I'm just minutes away. See you there. And Merry Christmas to one and all.
Forum: Road warriors 12-15-2014, 09:01 PM
Replies: 845
Views: 183,698
Posted By MWValley
Too much work and way too much time if you ask...

Too much work and way too much time if you ask me. I can properly fix a tab, crack, etc. and put the panel back on the bike in way under an hour.
PlastiFix can be drilled and tapped, used to...
Forum: Road warriors 12-15-2014, 08:35 PM
Replies: 845
Views: 183,698
Posted By MWValley
You can do it that way if you like, but...

You can do it that way if you like, but PlastiFix™ from Urethane Supply company is much, much easier, stronger, and many times faster. Build missing tabs, fix cracks, you can do it all. This stuff...
Forum: Road warriors 12-15-2014, 08:31 PM
Replies: 845
Views: 183,698
Posted By MWValley
PC for just one hundred pennies...

There's this nice guy who was the second owner of the bike. He put the lion's share of the 75K miles on this bike. He can't ride heavy bikes anymore due to some injuries and general aging (gets us...
Forum: Northeast - Greater Flugistan and home of the carpet baggers. 12-13-2014, 09:32 PM
Replies: 46,048
Views: 2,761,094
Posted By MWValley
Funniest thing I've read in months. :rofl

Funniest thing I've read in months. :rofl
Forum: Northeast - Greater Flugistan and home of the carpet baggers. 12-13-2014, 09:28 PM
Replies: 46,048
Views: 2,761,094
Posted By MWValley
That's a great way to go. My buddy, Larry, owns...

That's a great way to go. My buddy, Larry, owns a motorcycle riding school on the Midcoast o' Maine. He's got about 25 little bikes to maintain and over the years he's taken more than one old...
Forum: Northeast - Greater Flugistan and home of the carpet baggers. 12-11-2014, 11:55 AM
Replies: 46,048
Views: 2,761,094
Posted By MWValley
I suspect he did, but he never let on! He might...

I suspect he did, but he never let on! He might have even split his tips with them.
Forum: Northeast - Greater Flugistan and home of the carpet baggers. 12-11-2014, 10:33 AM
Replies: 46,048
Views: 2,761,094
Posted By MWValley
A skilled and fit paddler can make the run from...

A skilled and fit paddler can make the run from Vanceboro to Loon Bay in one day with fair seas and following winds as the deep water sailors like to say. But why would anyone want to? It's a...
Forum: Northeast - Greater Flugistan and home of the carpet baggers. 12-11-2014, 10:15 AM
Replies: 46,048
Views: 2,761,094
Posted By MWValley
Now you've got the idea!

Now you've got the idea!
Forum: Northeast - Greater Flugistan and home of the carpet baggers. 12-11-2014, 09:15 AM
Replies: 46,048
Views: 2,761,094
Posted By MWValley
Welcome justsafurnaceman and again, thank you for...

Welcome justsafurnaceman and again, thank you for your service to the United States! As for the DR650? Yes.

I've owned a lot of very different bikes since 1977. Since '96 or so, I've often...
Forum: Northeast - Greater Flugistan and home of the carpet baggers. 12-08-2014, 05:40 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 609
Posted By MWValley
You want to learn a LOT on your own? Buy a copy...

You want to learn a LOT on your own? Buy a copy of The Essential Guide to Motorcycle Maintenance. I've got almost 40 years of experience working on motorcycles and I think this book is fantastic. ...
Forum: ADVrider annual rallies 12-08-2014, 03:53 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 3,446
Posted By MWValley
In! Arriving Wednesday, meat-eater,...

In! Arriving Wednesday, meat-eater, truck/trailer/dirt bike.

It's written in my planner, so I am good to go. See you there.
Forum: Northeast - Greater Flugistan and home of the carpet baggers. 12-07-2014, 10:48 AM
Replies: 46,048
Views: 2,761,094
Posted By MWValley
Owls Head Vintage Motorcycle Weekend 2014

http://i249.photobucket.com/albums/gg215/45th_Parallel/DSCF7329_zps5b0146d5.jpg

http://i249.photobucket.com/albums/gg215/45th_Parallel/DSCF7362_zpsb889eebc.jpg
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Forum: Road warriors 12-07-2014, 10:33 AM
Replies: 845
Views: 183,698
Posted By MWValley
I don't normally indulge in bragging but I...

I don't normally indulge in bragging but I suspect I did beat that deal. I bought my 1990 Pacific Coast with 75K on the clock this past summer for one US Dollar. I put new front and rear Metzelers...
Forum: Northeast - Greater Flugistan and home of the carpet baggers. 11-20-2014, 04:34 PM
Replies: 46,048
Views: 2,761,094
Posted By MWValley
John thoughts and prayers coming to you and...

John thoughts and prayers coming to you and yours. My 24 year old son is also fighting a brain injury. His issue is a tumor. 20 year olds are tough and resilient. Hang in there.
Jeff
Forum: Northeast - Greater Flugistan and home of the carpet baggers. 11-14-2014, 01:15 PM
Replies: 46,048
Views: 2,761,094
Posted By MWValley
I think it would be exciting in a modern Subaru....

I think it would be exciting in a modern Subaru. Or a tricked out Defender better yet. I think it would be terrifying in a RWD P1800 with tires of unknown pedigree.

We're seriously thinking of...
Forum: Northeast - Greater Flugistan and home of the carpet baggers. 11-14-2014, 01:11 PM
Replies: 46,048
Views: 2,761,094
Posted By MWValley
Roger Moore indeed!

What a great shot of The Saint! Thanks! That's cool. I read Roger Moore liked the car so much from filming the TV show, that he bought one for himself to use on his own time. That's pretty neat.
...
Forum: Northeast - Greater Flugistan and home of the carpet baggers. 11-14-2014, 08:26 AM
Replies: 46,048
Views: 2,761,094
Posted By MWValley
If it was one of the first 6,000 P1800's, those...

If it was one of the first 6,000 P1800's, those WERE British. Made by a company called Pressed Steel in conjunction with Jensen! Yikes....
Forum: Northeast - Greater Flugistan and home of the carpet baggers. 11-13-2014, 07:54 PM
Replies: 46,048
Views: 2,761,094
Posted By MWValley
Laugh Really? How'd you know? I didn't know! You...

Really? How'd you know? I didn't know! You should have told me! :lol3
Forum: Northeast - Greater Flugistan and home of the carpet baggers. 11-13-2014, 02:36 PM
Replies: 46,048
Views: 2,761,094
Posted By MWValley
I know this isn't a bike thing but there are a...

I know this isn't a bike thing but there are a lot of good mechanics and car guys and gals here. I'd like some advice as I know a lot of you and figger you'll tell me what you think with only a...
Forum: Beasts 11-13-2014, 02:09 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,712
Posted By MWValley
Haynes manual finally inbound to North America

Whitehorse Gear in Conway NH will soon be stocking the Haynes manual 5643. It covers all DL650 V-Stroms from 2004 through 2013, as well as the Gladius models from 2009 to 2013. This first shipment is...
Forum: Northeast - Greater Flugistan and home of the carpet baggers. 11-07-2014, 01:02 PM
Replies: 46,048
Views: 2,761,094
Posted By MWValley
Right on, Bro. As usual, you're 100% correct. ...

Right on, Bro. As usual, you're 100% correct. Every performance mod will likely cost economy and usually durability/reliability as well. My bone stock DR650 routinely hauls my fat ass between...
Forum: Northeast - Greater Flugistan and home of the carpet baggers. 11-07-2014, 12:57 PM
Replies: 46,048
Views: 2,761,094
Posted By MWValley
Ain't that the truth. That's why I buy E-zero...

Ain't that the truth. That's why I buy E-zero high-test Canukian gas at the Freedom Market on Rt 25 by the state line. I fill about 6 each 5-gallon cans at a time and take them home. Also sold now...
Forum: Northeast - Greater Flugistan and home of the carpet baggers. 10-15-2014, 02:17 PM
Replies: 46,048
Views: 2,761,094
Posted By MWValley
What is it? We are counting on you to ID it! ...

What is it? We are counting on you to ID it! Tell us more!
Forum: Northeast - Greater Flugistan and home of the carpet baggers. 10-15-2014, 01:44 PM
Replies: 46,048
Views: 2,761,094
Posted By MWValley
This is a good ol Guzzi. You think so, Good Ol?

In in perfect harmony with the Guzzi theme, I saw this wonderful bike at work today. I loved the gas-stained Del Ortos, the rusty generator pulley, and the big drum brakes. This bike is very cool. It...
Forum: Northeast - Greater Flugistan and home of the carpet baggers. 09-19-2014, 07:42 PM
Replies: 46,048
Views: 2,761,094
Posted By MWValley
Recently got a pair of SG-10 Moto boots. Comfy...

Recently got a pair of SG-10 Moto boots. Comfy from the get go . Best boots I have ever put on my feet. Last pair http://tapatalk.imageshack.com/v2/14/09/17/fbad7276aa668f5e9b5c5e6c70782bd1.jpglasted...
Forum: Northeast - Greater Flugistan and home of the carpet baggers. 09-19-2014, 07:34 PM
Replies: 46,048
Views: 2,761,094
Posted By MWValley
I'm posting here as a rider, not as the guy who...

I'm posting here as a rider, not as the guy who sells Firstgear and other branded boots at that store in NH. I've have had good luck with my Firstgear Kilimanjaro high boots (which I bought with my...
Forum: Regional forums 09-17-2014, 10:58 AM
Replies: 844
Views: 70,626
Posted By MWValley
Also at work, which isn't all bad. Please have a...

Also at work, which isn't all bad. Please have a lot of fun for me in any event. I am sure we'll get to read all about it later! :deal
Forum: Northeast - Greater Flugistan and home of the carpet baggers. 09-02-2014, 07:34 PM
Replies: 46,048
Views: 2,761,094
Posted By MWValley
Yes they are. Dan Kennedy from Bartlett was...

Yes they are. Dan Kennedy from Bartlett was ridin' his vintage C-10 Concours through Rangely and overta Gorham, NH this weekend, when someone got him to pull over. His rear brake was throwing a...
Forum: Northeast - Greater Flugistan and home of the carpet baggers. 09-02-2014, 07:28 PM
Replies: 46,048
Views: 2,761,094
Posted By MWValley
rally prizes

I hope someone asked a certain NH motorcycle book publisher (who shall remain nameless) for some door prizes for this rally. I know they would be glad to donate a pair of excellent motorcycling...
Forum: Northeast - Greater Flugistan and home of the carpet baggers. 09-01-2014, 01:22 PM
Replies: 46,048
Views: 2,761,094
Posted By MWValley
I used to live right up the road in downtown...

I used to live right up the road in downtown Rockland. I've eaten the "7 Napkin Burger" there several times. It is VERY good and has rightfully won some rather major awards I hear. I am a burger...
Forum: Northeast - Greater Flugistan and home of the carpet baggers. 08-31-2014, 08:04 PM
Replies: 46,048
Views: 2,761,094
Posted By MWValley
More Owls Head Sunrise over Fryeburg on the...

More Owls Head

Sunrise over Fryeburg on the way to the coast.

http://i249.photobucket.com/albums/gg215/45th_Parallel/DSCF7324_zps50cc9391.jpg

Awesome 1977 XL
...
Forum: Northeast - Greater Flugistan and home of the carpet baggers. 08-31-2014, 07:25 PM
Replies: 46,048
Views: 2,761,094
Posted By MWValley
I saw a guy put his DR-Z 400 COMPLETELY inside a...

I saw a guy put his DR-Z 400 COMPLETELY inside a Honda Element. He unbolts the front wheel. Then he made up an axle for a 6-inch lawn mower wheel. Installs tiny wheel on forks. Rolls it in nose...
Forum: Northeast - Greater Flugistan and home of the carpet baggers. 08-29-2014, 06:06 AM
Replies: 46,048
Views: 2,761,094
Posted By MWValley
Thanks for the kind words! Don't get too close...

Thanks for the kind words! Don't get too close however. It's a 20-foot paint job for sure. There are plenty of battle scars but it runs, turns, and stops.

I think it will get a lot more...
Forum: Northeast - Greater Flugistan and home of the carpet baggers. 08-28-2014, 08:39 PM
Replies: 46,048
Views: 2,761,094
Posted By MWValley
This is friggin' funny. It IS the rolling...

This is friggin' funny. It IS the rolling Tupperware bike. If my count is accurate, it has THIRTY body panels. Yes, thirty. It was an evil-handling beast with the ancient, flat-spotted tires. With a...
Forum: Northeast - Greater Flugistan and home of the carpet baggers. 08-26-2014, 02:14 PM
Replies: 46,048
Views: 2,761,094
Posted By MWValley
Owls Head. I had hoped to go to the vintage...

Owls Head. I had hoped to go to the vintage thing on my new-to-me Pacific Coast on Saturday. But my buddy is leanin' on me to ride the Success Pond Road area instead. Hmmm. Tough choices.

I...
Forum: Road warriors 07-28-2014, 08:00 AM
Replies: 845
Views: 183,698
Posted By MWValley
Glenn, Thanks for the reply. I am hoping a...

Glenn,

Thanks for the reply. I am hoping a standard carb removal, partial dis-assembly and ultrasonic dunk tank treatment will do the trick. The rest of the bike, I understand is very, very...
Forum: Northeast - Greater Flugistan and home of the carpet baggers. 07-27-2014, 08:49 AM
Replies: 46,048
Views: 2,761,094
Posted By MWValley
Just wonderin'...

Anybody have any experience with Honda's iconic "body by Tupperware" Pacific Coast 800?
Forum: Northeast - Greater Flugistan and home of the carpet baggers. 07-27-2014, 08:47 AM
Replies: 46,048
Views: 2,761,094
Posted By MWValley
You ain't lyin' brother! Good work guys! I was...

You ain't lyin' brother! Good work guys! I was working in a warehouse yesterday and you all were living the dream on knobbies. I think I know who is smarter. Sweet!
Forum: Road warriors 07-27-2014, 08:44 AM
Replies: 845
Views: 183,698
Posted By MWValley
PC800 at last

I've admired the PC800 from the day I first read they were coming to market. Probably was in a 1988 motorcycle magazine. They cost what? Nine grand? I had nine bucks to my name at the time. Never...
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