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Forum: Europe 02-18-2009, 09:18 AM
Replies: 854
Views: 73,560
Posted By papaKraut
Yup. Ich bin Bremer; geboren in Vegesack,...

Yup.

Ich bin Bremer; geboren in Vegesack, aufgewachsen in Lilienthal (Borgfeld). Meine Schwester wohnt da noch und ich hoffe sie dieses Jahr zu besuchen.
[I am from Bremen; born in Vegesack,...
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 02-02-2009, 04:10 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 586
Posted By papaKraut
Germans in Hampton Roads

This might be of interest to German ex-pats in the Hampton Roads area:

http://www.meetup.com/Der-Deutsche-Stammtisch/

I don't know any of those folks but am going to check it out.

Markus
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 01-30-2009, 02:51 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 586
Posted By papaKraut
Moin, there seems to be quite a few of us. ...

Moin,
there seems to be quite a few of us.

I'm interested but it depends on where and when; I have a pretty tight schedule.


Markus
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 01-23-2009, 09:34 AM
Replies: 4,565
Views: 204,274
Posted By papaKraut
I figured it out! ...But I doubt I can get...

I figured it out!

...But I doubt I can get there before some of the VaBeach players, -or the ones who don't have to work today.
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 01-16-2009, 05:40 AM
Replies: 4,565
Views: 204,274
Posted By papaKraut
Wow Machtig, that is such a nicer picture than...

Wow Machtig, that is such a nicer picture than mine, maybe I need to upgrade my camera equipment before I'm going to go for any more grabs.

And the cold fingers; I have one word for you:...
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 01-15-2009, 12:01 PM
Replies: 4,565
Views: 204,274
Posted By papaKraut
next tag

Sorry, thought I had to wait for someone to validate my grab or something; hey, I'm new at this, gimme a break.
...
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 01-14-2009, 05:17 PM
Replies: 4,565
Views: 204,274
Posted By papaKraut
Grab

http://lh4.ggpht.com/_fM9dJE9x1N8/SW6OGvoXRnI/AAAAAAAAAzs/JL__onUR9Gg/s400/lambert%27s%20point%20golf%20club.jpg...
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 01-12-2009, 03:04 AM
Replies: 20,196
Views: 985,949
Posted By papaKraut
Oddly enough I just saw one yesterday at Danny's...

Oddly enough I just saw one yesterday at Danny's place, he said it's factory lowered. On ADVrider Danny is "phred3512", he's a super nice guy and always buying, selling, and trading stuff. You can...
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 07-30-2008, 05:39 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,224
Posted By papaKraut
Shucks, how did I miss this thread. If my...

Shucks, how did I miss this thread.

If my wife's schedule allows I'll join in the fun.
Forum: Face plant 07-29-2008, 12:35 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,691
Posted By papaKraut
I think many people have a tendency to drive...

I think many people have a tendency to drive according to what they think the driver in front of them will do rather then actually observe what is happening.

At known trouble spots involving...
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 07-22-2008, 11:57 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 2,600
Posted By papaKraut
Ocean Breeze is a water park right in VA beach...

Ocean Breeze is a water park right in VA beach and it's cheaper than Water Country USA, there is a go-cart place right next to it, too.

http://www.oceanbreezewaterpark.com/...
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 06-19-2008, 10:33 AM
Replies: 295
Views: 11,373
Posted By papaKraut
Just to throw out an alternative location, how...

Just to throw out an alternative location, how about Greenie's in OV.

http://greeniesonline.com/

July 11th works for me.
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 06-15-2008, 06:11 PM
Replies: 295
Views: 11,373
Posted By papaKraut
Totally, but at a different place. Right? ...

Totally, but at a different place. Right?

Is it street legal? Is it a KTM?
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 05-09-2008, 07:49 AM
Replies: 295
Views: 11,373
Posted By papaKraut
I penciled Friday the 23rd into my calendar (as...

I penciled Friday the 23rd into my calendar (as shown in the first post) but based on my track record of saying I'll be there THREE times and then not showing up I'm not going to commit to this one;...
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 05-05-2008, 09:14 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 737
Posted By papaKraut
Hey firedad, thanks for the insight information....

Hey firedad, thanks for the insight information. I had a feeling the the local EMS is prepared for motorcycle accidents; after all, we got plenty of motorcycles around here and many of the riders opt...
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 04-25-2008, 07:47 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 737
Posted By papaKraut
Helmets in Hampton Roads

This started with a thread called "Professional Opinion of Validity Helmet Removal?"

http://www.advrider.com/forums/showthread.php?t=323988

Reading the various replies got me thinking about...
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 02-12-2008, 01:41 PM
Replies: 83
Views: 3,554
Posted By papaKraut
Damn, I can't believe I missed out on Bratwurst...

Damn, I can't believe I missed out on Bratwurst und Sauerkraut. I completely spaced on this 'cause I sold my 4runner Friday night and was minivan hunting all weekend (ended up with a '95 GMC Safari,...
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 01-21-2008, 03:22 PM
Replies: 83
Views: 3,554
Posted By papaKraut
I'll be there

That sounds like fun. I won't be spending the night and, hence, not be needing beer monkeys. At what time is this shindig getting started?

Please pm your address sometime before then.

thanks,...
Forum: Northeast - Greater Flugistan and home of the carpet baggers. 01-19-2008, 11:09 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 424
Posted By papaKraut
He sounds like a tough motherf$^#$ while at the...

He sounds like a tough motherf$^#$ while at the same time being a very compassionate human being. I'm going to try to catch the National Geographic show he mentions: ...
Forum: Beasts 01-13-2008, 08:06 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 2,873
Posted By papaKraut
I forgot to mention, -I have a 30" inseam....

I forgot to mention, -I have a 30" inseam. Otherwise the stock dog bones would already be back in. I'm thinking maybe stock dog bones and get a DL650 seat. Lowering the front anymore would probably...
Forum: Beasts 01-13-2008, 06:47 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 2,873
Posted By papaKraut
V-Strom front end question

I have often read about the improvement people experience by lowering the front end of the DL1000 by 1"; I bought my V lowered front and back by one inch. On my last road trip I rode with a friend...
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 01-08-2008, 09:28 AM
Replies: 48
Views: 2,555
Posted By papaKraut
thanks for the heads-up

If the weather is bad I'll be there, if the weather is good I'll get there late and just have some dessert.

Does anybody mind if my kids come along? My wife is going to be out of town for a...
Forum: Beasts 01-03-2008, 08:33 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,741
Posted By papaKraut
I found several references to a rubber coating...

I found several references to a rubber coating called "Plasti-Dip" when repairing carb diaphrams. Even though the Plasti-Dip website lists the resistance to gasoline as limited, people report having...
Forum: Beasts 12-31-2007, 06:09 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,741
Posted By papaKraut
I've heard of carb icing but always thought it...

I've heard of carb icing but always thought it had to be way colder than 10 degrees celsius.

My hometown is two hours east of your location, Bremen, so I know the weather you're dealing with;...
Forum: Beasts 12-30-2007, 02:55 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,741
Posted By papaKraut
Someone hand that man a beer, he's got it right. ...

Someone hand that man a beer, he's got it right.

Ridenow.com has them for $89 a piece; ouch.

While I have the carburator laying on my table, are there any other parts I should replace?
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 12-27-2007, 01:41 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 2,555
Posted By papaKraut
I can do the third weekend on Sunday. I could...

I can do the third weekend on Sunday. I could make it on Saturday but wouldn't get there until around 18:00.
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 12-27-2007, 09:34 AM
Replies: 48
Views: 2,555
Posted By papaKraut
I'm up for it. I unfortunately missed the last...

I'm up for it. I unfortunately missed the last one.
Forum: Beasts 12-24-2007, 02:03 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,741
Posted By papaKraut
It's probably definitely carb related; I did the...

It's probably definitely carb related; I did the enrichenment circuit diagnostic. When I open the throttle slowly and the engine starts to bog down I hold the throttle steady and pull the choke in...
Forum: Beasts 12-24-2007, 04:58 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,741
Posted By papaKraut
DOH! You have to pardon my ignorance; there is...

DOH! You have to pardon my ignorance; there is still a lot I have to learn about this bike.

I'll try that this evening and see what happens.
Forum: Beasts 12-23-2007, 08:18 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,741
Posted By papaKraut
Yes, I mean the engine quits completely. And it...

Yes, I mean the engine quits completely. And it sounds as if I need to take off the carb's and start there. I thought that since one CDI was bad the other one might be having issues, but each CDI...
Forum: Beasts 12-23-2007, 03:03 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,741
Posted By papaKraut
Transalp running problem

I'm not expecting for somebody to diagnose the exact problem this bike has but rather need some suggestions where to start looking.

A quick history of the bike: I bought it a few months ago...
Forum: Beasts 10-09-2007, 12:34 PM
Replies: 95
Views: 7,399
Posted By papaKraut
And I thought I was the only one. I don't...

And I thought I was the only one.

I don't know which years suffer this affliction, but on my '02 I am annoyed by the turn signal indicator, neutral indicator, and O/D light all being the same...
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 09-08-2007, 01:13 PM
Replies: 70
Views: 2,914
Posted By papaKraut
I'm not gonna make it. I got sick last week and...

I'm not gonna make it. I got sick last week and am still feeling too crappy to ride a motorcycle and hang out with a bunch of people. Maybe this will become a semi-regular thing and I'll make it to...
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 09-05-2007, 03:09 AM
Replies: 70
Views: 2,914
Posted By papaKraut
So I hear Knucklehead's is a Harley place. Is it...

So I hear Knucklehead's is a Harley place. Is it a Del Fuegos or Wild Hogs kind of place? Do I need to bring my business cards or my brass knuckles?

Either way, I should be there.
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 08-24-2007, 05:48 AM
Replies: 70
Views: 2,914
Posted By papaKraut
Hey, great idea; I'll be there. Is it alright to...

Hey, great idea; I'll be there. Is it alright to bring two non-advrider riding buddies of mine? They're plenty adventurous, just not on this forum (yet).

And what time is considered dinner time? ...
Forum: Beasts 08-06-2007, 05:02 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 521
Posted By papaKraut
New Transalp owner

Bought this one: http://www.advrider.com/forums/showthread.php?t=252863&highlight=transalp. Drove up to MD yesterday and she's in the shed now. :clap

You expect to see questions? Nope; used the...
Forum: Beasts 08-02-2007, 01:23 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 2,010
Posted By papaKraut
Last year I bought a 2002 DL1000 with 37000+...

Last year I bought a 2002 DL1000 with 37000+ miles on it, it was dirty and showed the same kind of wet spot as this one, but it was clearly coolant (it was greenish in color). I cleaned the bike and...
Forum: Europe 08-02-2007, 09:29 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 367
Posted By papaKraut
Thanks, Scapadu, great information. Since...

Thanks, Scapadu, great information.

Since our flight lands in the morning we'll have plenty of time and probably take the shuttle bus. My kids love riding buses; it's an adventure to them.
...
Forum: Europe 07-26-2007, 08:26 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 367
Posted By papaKraut
Anybody in Nice?

So; my family of four is going to visit my mother in Italy, we're flying into Nice and she is picking us up in her car. Problem is; she decided to buy a Peugeot 1007.

It's not a problem that it...
Forum: Beasts 07-25-2007, 09:24 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,548
Posted By papaKraut
Yup, rode it to work this morning. I ended...

Yup, rode it to work this morning.

I ended up taking the starter relay out to check it with a multimeter per the shop manual instructions and it check out as good. I tried to narrow down the...
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