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Forum: Northeast - Greater Flugistan and home of the carpet baggers. 05-22-2015, 06:41 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 359
Posted By Noreaster
Nice Keep me in the loop and have a great...

Nice Keep me in the loop and have a great weekend!
Forum: Northeast - Greater Flugistan and home of the carpet baggers. 05-21-2015, 10:59 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 359
Posted By Noreaster
Any one want to go for a ride Saturday?

I'm looking to try some easy, relatively close by dirt roads and such on the big ol V-Strom Saturday but don't really want to be out there on my own. Any one want to do some easy dirt in the NH...
Forum: Northeast - Greater Flugistan and home of the carpet baggers. 05-17-2015, 06:52 AM
Replies: 48,571
Views: 3,050,687
Posted By Noreaster
I know it's almost as old a bitch as "Harleys...

I know it's almost as old a bitch as "Harleys Suck" but I get so aggravated that ATV monkey-carts are given preferential treatment to "dirt bikes". We pay the same money for our sticker ( not that I...
Forum: Northeast - Greater Flugistan and home of the carpet baggers. 05-16-2015, 06:09 PM
Replies: 48,571
Views: 3,050,687
Posted By Noreaster
Riding out of Camden tomorrow and headed to Old...

Riding out of Camden tomorrow and headed to Old Town to find where the Stud Mill Road arises before turning south to Freyberg and the Flatlands beyomd. Ant one want to ride along and show me arroind?
Forum: Northeast - Greater Flugistan and home of the carpet baggers. 05-11-2015, 05:18 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 240
Posted By Noreaster
Rockingham Recreational trail any one?

OK, I know it's totally lame but I JUST got the old KTM running and want to try it out. It's been about three years since I rode a dirt bike so….. yea. Any way, if any one wants to watch me fall over...
Forum: Northeast - Greater Flugistan and home of the carpet baggers. 05-10-2015, 11:25 AM
Replies: 6,688
Views: 502,102
Posted By Noreaster
Nice looking ride you have there.

Nice looking ride you have there.
Forum: Thumpers 05-09-2015, 09:52 PM
Replies: 1,905
Views: 443,638
Posted By Noreaster
You get to live here? I hate you. (totally,...

You get to live here? I hate you.

(totally, ragingly fricken jelly)
Forum: Northeast - Greater Flugistan and home of the carpet baggers. 05-09-2015, 04:04 PM
Replies: 6,688
Views: 502,102
Posted By Noreaster
I'm up in Newberyport. My beast is bigger but...

I'm up in Newberyport. My beast is bigger but I'll ride with you!
Forum: Northeast - Greater Flugistan and home of the carpet baggers. 05-06-2015, 06:47 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 479
Posted By Noreaster
I have a set of 2/3 worry out something-or-others...

I have a set of 2/3 worry out something-or-others on there now. I need some DOT tires to pass inspection and want to get something that is going to be totally serviceable in the dirt until they wear...
Forum: Northeast - Greater Flugistan and home of the carpet baggers. 05-06-2015, 01:04 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 479
Posted By Noreaster
Time to order the DOT off-road tires…….which ones?

It's been a long time since I had to order tires for a lightweight dual sport but I just found the title for the EXC so…. it's time. A few years ago the killer combination up here in New England was...
Forum: Northeast - Greater Flugistan and home of the carpet baggers. 05-04-2015, 06:15 AM
Replies: 5,465
Views: 413,470
Posted By Noreaster
I don't understand….. This gam is dying in...

I don't understand….. This gam is dying in Quincy?
A MONTH and no one has picked this bad-boy up?
Forum: Northeast - Greater Flugistan and home of the carpet baggers. 05-03-2015, 08:19 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 344
Posted By Noreaster
Yea, that's not too far. Thank you.

Yea, that's not too far. Thank you.
Forum: Northeast - Greater Flugistan and home of the carpet baggers. 05-03-2015, 11:20 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 806
Posted By Noreaster
Hi. I have a DL1000 right now and would love to...

Hi. I have a DL1000 right now and would love to start riding some dirt roads and stuff with it. I haven't ridden much over the last few years so I'm not any more advances than you are. Wouldn't mind...
Forum: Northeast - Greater Flugistan and home of the carpet baggers. 05-02-2015, 09:48 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 344
Posted By Noreaster
Who is mounting (street) tires locally?

My cruiser bike needs a new back tire. The local repair shop wants retail for the tire and an hour and a half labor to mount it. Yep, that's $300. No thanks. I know there used to be some folks...
Forum: Northeast - Greater Flugistan and home of the carpet baggers. 04-25-2015, 10:11 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,065
Posted By Noreaster
In what alternate univers do these things go...

In what alternate univers do these things go together?
Don't get me wrong: these are beautiful and worthy places but, during the Summer, these are the most touristy places that you'll find in New...
Forum: Road warriors 04-25-2015, 10:00 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 378
Posted By Noreaster
Yep. The battery was just dead. Have on the way...

Yep. The battery was just dead. Have on the way for Monday. I thought that I might get the Cruiserbike inspected early since I was there any way. Nope. $300 for a back tire :( Maybe next week...
Forum: Road warriors 04-25-2015, 08:16 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 378
Posted By Noreaster
Stupid Question about jump-starting

I have jump-started lots of stuff in my life. I'm comfortable that I have the basics down but this has never happened to me before.

I went out to the bike last night for to take a ride. Prior to...
Forum: Northeast - Greater Flugistan and home of the carpet baggers. 04-24-2015, 10:55 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,065
Posted By Noreaster
It's unpopular because there is nothing there!...

It's unpopular because there is nothing there! OK, I take that back. Lake George NY and the Americade Motorcycle rally is in that timeframe, no? So is bike week in Laconia NH I think. All up and down...
Forum: Thumpers 04-22-2015, 06:10 PM
Replies: 214
Views: 10,432
Posted By Noreaster
OK. So the KTM Fanboys are busily pointing out...

OK. So the KTM Fanboys are busily pointing out that Yamaha can't match KTM bike for bike int he Dual Sport category ( a class never mentioned in the OP but could, possibly, had been implied). So,...
Forum: Thumpers 04-20-2015, 03:05 PM
Replies: 1,905
Views: 443,638
Posted By Noreaster
Complete with tastily modded dual-sport,...

Complete with tastily modded dual-sport, bad-assed soundtrack and storm "rollin' in" (they don't do that here it just "starts the F%&king Rain")? I think not. Don't sell yourself short. dude…..wicked...
Forum: Thumpers 04-20-2015, 01:24 PM
Replies: 214
Views: 10,432
Posted By Noreaster
Well, MX bikes were part of the initial question,...

Well, MX bikes were part of the initial question, as where Enduro bikes and "Off Road" are bikes. Dual sports were not. So…..theres that angle to consider.
Forum: Thumpers 04-20-2015, 09:08 AM
Replies: 1,905
Views: 443,638
Posted By Noreaster
dude.

dude.
Forum: Thumpers 04-20-2015, 07:19 AM
Replies: 214
Views: 10,432
Posted By Noreaster
Actually, never rode a Yamaha. (It's a Star and...

Actually, never rode a Yamaha. (It's a Star and it's a very nice bike).

Here's the thing about "dual sport" maintenance: People who come from the Dirt Bike Side and like to ride hard don't care...
Forum: Thumpers 04-19-2015, 07:19 PM
Replies: 214
Views: 10,432
Posted By Noreaster
Your points about the state of affairs on the...

Your points about the state of affairs on the Dual Sport side of things are spot on. However, the OP did not mention any dual sports at all when he was praising Yamaha's efforts. The DS bikes the are...
Forum: Thumpers 04-19-2015, 01:25 PM
Replies: 214
Views: 10,432
Posted By Noreaster
You are not really comparing allies to apples...

You are not really comparing allies to apples there though are you?
Forum: Thumpers 04-19-2015, 12:23 PM
Replies: 214
Views: 10,432
Posted By Noreaster
Is Yamaha the Japanese answer to KTM?

They still make 2 stroke.
They continue to R&D their WR off-road lineup
Now they even make an "off road" race bike.

If only you could plate the damn things!
Forum: Northeast - Greater Flugistan and home of the carpet baggers. 04-18-2015, 12:50 PM
Replies: 5,385
Views: 554,402
Posted By Noreaster
this looks like a sweet ride! ...

this looks like a sweet ride!

http://boston.craigslist.org/nos/mcy/4979183945.html
Forum: Pics, pics, pics... 08-02-2014, 05:24 AM
Replies: 4,490
Views: 665,902
Posted By Noreaster
http://i236.photobucket.com/albums/ff57/noreasterD...

http://i236.photobucket.com/albums/ff57/noreasterDL/Mobile%20Uploads/IMG_0160_zps0dd0ddff.jpg (http://s236.photobucket.com/user/noreasterDL/media/Mobile%20Uploads/IMG_0160_zps0dd0ddff.jpg.html)
Forum: Battle scooters 08-01-2014, 02:23 AM
Replies: 945
Views: 387,148
Posted By Noreaster
yes

yes
Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 07-29-2014, 09:57 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 6,202
Posted By Noreaster
Could be. I never even considered one and didn't...

Could be. I never even considered one and didn't see any where I was. Is being smaller a good or bad thing for you? I felt the the 800 was much smaller than the Vee (other than distance to the...
Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 07-29-2014, 09:49 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 6,202
Posted By Noreaster
That's the F700GS which I had initially...

That's the F700GS which I had initially overlooked but is a MUCH closer comparison to the Wee Strom than the F800GS in that it has less suspension travel than the 800 (but still more than the Wee I...
Forum: Northeast - Greater Flugistan and home of the carpet baggers. 07-29-2014, 06:52 AM
Replies: 365
Views: 42,027
Posted By Noreaster
Let me know when you go I'll tag along behind...

Let me know when you go I'll tag along behind you. Never tried it and my bike's a big girl.
Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 07-29-2014, 06:46 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 6,202
Posted By Noreaster
Oh-oh $9,990 with (switchable) ABS or $10.5 with...

Oh-oh $9,990 with (switchable) ABS or $10.5 with center stand, heated grips and hard-bag mounts.
Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 07-29-2014, 06:40 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 6,202
Posted By Noreaster
The "other" grand I was talking about is the...

The "other" grand I was talking about is the destination fee, documentation fee and things like that, whatever they are and add up to. "Grand" was not meant to be a specific number. If you are able...
Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 07-29-2014, 06:34 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 6,202
Posted By Noreaster
That's a good point. I guess the other points are...

That's a good point. I guess the other points are good too. It would make it a better bike for what I am looking for in my next bike, but not better at what it already does. Motorcycle prices are...
Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 07-28-2014, 09:25 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 6,202
Posted By Noreaster
Nope, and you shouldn't have to. It should have...

Nope, and you shouldn't have to. It should have that stuff right at the price it is now. Home Run.

I know that it's not apples to apples exactly BUT I'm looking at 12.5 OTD for an 800 with bags....
Forum: Thumpers 07-28-2014, 08:56 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 4,244
Posted By Noreaster
Lots of good advice already but I'll chime in...

Lots of good advice already but I'll chime in since I have owned two of the bikes you are looking at (KLR and DL650) and one that was recommended to you (DR650).

Of them all, the best one to run...
Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 07-28-2014, 11:48 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 6,202
Posted By Noreaster
Too bad. A 21 inch wheel and the ability to turn...

Too bad. A 21 inch wheel and the ability to turn off ABS would have made it a winner. For two grand more I can get those things pluss a three year warranty, more power and a fancy brand. Sorry...
Forum: Northeast - Greater Flugistan and home of the carpet baggers. 07-28-2014, 06:48 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 661
Posted By Noreaster
Humm… Not many thing I own! I have a 450 that...

Humm… Not many thing I own! I have a 450 that would never make it up there and a V-Strom that wold never make it ON there! Well, maybe the 450 (after I get it registered and legalized)….. Hummm…..
Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 07-27-2014, 11:46 AM
Replies: 0
Views: 484
Posted By Noreaster
Are the current generation Wee-Stroms less top-heavy?

What I am riding right now is a 2005 DL1000 and it simply feels like it's going to fall over all the time. 60 pounds of bass and that big ol' engine all way up high like that has a stupid-high center...
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