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Forum: Thumpers 03-02-2015, 07:22 PM
Replies: 8,495
Views: 1,787,367
Posted By Mr. Ray
I get the feeling that paying retail is a must...

I get the feeling that paying retail is a must for these bikes. Am I right? Has anyone had luck with paying less than the set price?
Forum: Old's Cool 02-26-2015, 04:56 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,710
Posted By Mr. Ray
I'd Love to get a hold of one of those bikes. ...

I'd Love to get a hold of one of those bikes.

So cool!
Forum: Americas 02-22-2015, 11:54 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,011
Posted By Mr. Ray
stop in and see us in Brevard.

stop in and see us in Brevard.
Forum: Thumpers 02-17-2015, 05:42 AM
Replies: 8,495
Views: 1,787,367
Posted By Mr. Ray
Congrats dude! What's the benefit of the de-smog?

Congrats dude! What's the benefit of the de-smog?
Forum: Face plant 02-16-2015, 12:16 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 5,472
Posted By Mr. Ray
http://tapatalk.imageshack.com/v2/15/02/16/4615909...

http://tapatalk.imageshack.com/v2/15/02/16/46159095e4e5a6132deb72a38a2b83da.jpghttp://tapatalk.imageshack.com/v2/15/02/16/ceac808818d810a13e0f4bf0b4b0a09b.jpghttp://tapatalk.imageshack.com/v2/15/02/16...
Forum: Face plant 02-16-2015, 08:17 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 5,472
Posted By Mr. Ray
The strom is done. If I wanted to spend a grand...

The strom is done. If I wanted to spend a grand on it it would be fine. But I'm going to unload it for $800 with the givi gear included and hope the new owner enjoys it.
Forum: Thumpers 02-15-2015, 08:42 AM
Replies: 8,495
Views: 1,787,367
Posted By Mr. Ray
I'm thinking of buying a 2015 500exc very soon...

I'm thinking of buying a 2015 500exc very soon (as soon as I find a spare $4k). Have any of you put a significant amount of miles on yours? What problems are you experiencing? What upgrades are a...
Forum: Face plant 02-01-2015, 10:01 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 5,472
Posted By Mr. Ray
Yep. I posted it up so people could learn. Agreed.

Yep. I posted it up so people could learn. Agreed.
Forum: Face plant 01-30-2015, 12:45 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 5,472
Posted By Mr. Ray
I had to quit it after day 2. It did nothing for...

I had to quit it after day 2. It did nothing for me.
Forum: Face plant 01-28-2015, 02:01 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 5,472
Posted By Mr. Ray
Yeah but I take all the fun out of beer so that...

Yeah but I take all the fun out of beer so that makes me just as bad.
Forum: Face plant 01-27-2015, 05:52 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 5,472
Posted By Mr. Ray
It still is.

It still is.
Forum: Face plant 01-22-2015, 03:11 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 5,472
Posted By Mr. Ray
I think I hit ice or pea gravel. It all happened...

I think I hit ice or pea gravel. It all happened so fast that I can't be sure. Had I taken the 3 hours to address that caliper I'd be in a different conversation on AdvRider right now. It'd probably...
Forum: Face plant 01-22-2015, 03:08 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 5,472
Posted By Mr. Ray
Just because I've always done it that way: A cautionary tale

You're asking yourself the question I posed. I just rambled a lot more.

I've always been on a shoestring budget. I have always ridden around a bikes problems and employed a "fix it when I can"...
Forum: Face plant 01-21-2015, 06:45 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 5,472
Posted By Mr. Ray
I don't know if one is allowed to walk more than...

I don't know if one is allowed to walk more than 223 yards in NC.
Forum: Face plant 01-21-2015, 06:20 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 5,472
Posted By Mr. Ray
Another meaningless stat: I have about 200,000...

Another meaningless stat: I have about 200,000 miles of road riding experience. Most of it in full gear on long trips.

One more: I was 1300 yards from my driveway.
Forum: Face plant 01-21-2015, 04:36 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 5,472
Posted By Mr. Ray
Just because I've always done it that way: A cautionary tale

Nearly Two weeks ago Sunday (1/10/15) I had to get to the brewery to pick up my truck & MTB. My Vstrom was the only method of transport I had that left Miss Tame with a mode of her own. Easy choice?...
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 01-05-2015, 07:16 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 229
Posted By Mr. Ray
Dakar party southeast style.

We're going to watch the Dakar on Sunday January 11th. I realize it won't be over by then but we can enjoy it. In a much adapted tradition of Beez is like to host any advriders that want to come...
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 01-05-2015, 07:13 PM
Replies: 4,323
Views: 291,160
Posted By Mr. Ray
Dakar party at our place in Brevard on Sunday at...

Dakar party at our place in Brevard on Sunday at 2pm. Pm me if you want to come by.
Forum: Racing 12-19-2014, 11:59 AM
Replies: 1,969
Views: 192,296
Posted By Mr. Ray
too cool!

too cool!
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 11-09-2014, 04:39 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,377
Posted By Mr. Ray
two rules 1. don't ever cause your mom to...

two rules

1. don't ever cause your mom to worry.
2. See rule 1 and apologize.
Forum: Racing 11-04-2014, 07:10 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,145
Posted By Mr. Ray
Sweet rig man! Super jealous. I've got an old...

Sweet rig man! Super jealous. I've got an old xl175 thats not suited to vintage racing, but I'd love to add something that is one day.


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Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 10-21-2014, 10:23 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 948
Posted By Mr. Ray
It's still a little tough, but if you arrive...

It's still a little tough, but if you arrive organized, prepared, and with a bare minimum of luggage, you can almost always do with only about 1.25 - 1.5 hours ahead. At Asheville I've arrived 40...
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 10-20-2014, 09:51 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 948
Posted By Mr. Ray
You don't have to be at the airport 3 hours...

You don't have to be at the airport 3 hours early. 1:20 is enough in almost any case.


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Forum: Regional forums 09-24-2014, 06:11 AM
Replies: 844
Views: 75,693
Posted By Mr. Ray
It was great to see everyone. I've missed my...

It was great to see everyone. I've missed my motorcycle family very much over the past 3 years.

I got a couple shots.
...
Forum: Regional forums 08-28-2014, 04:07 AM
Replies: 844
Views: 75,693
Posted By Mr. Ray
Did you like it? We're convinced Brevard has...

Did you like it? We're convinced Brevard has magic powers.

On another note, I am bringing a mountain bike. If anyone knows of some good single track riding in the area up there I'd love advice.
Forum: Regional forums 08-27-2014, 08:37 AM
Replies: 844
Views: 75,693
Posted By Mr. Ray
I'm not even bringing clothes.

I'm not even bringing clothes.
Forum: Regional forums 08-26-2014, 10:15 AM
Replies: 844
Views: 75,693
Posted By Mr. Ray
I am in! Not sure if Katie and Laurel Danger will...

I am in! Not sure if Katie and Laurel Danger will be joining us at all.......But I am in.

Air fare is done. I found a way to transport my Santa Cruz. I might not ride motorcycles at all, but rest...
Forum: Racing 08-22-2014, 04:23 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,498
Posted By Mr. Ray
Will they send me a personal trainer?

Will they send me a personal trainer?
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 08-17-2014, 04:59 AM
Replies: 217
Views: 17,214
Posted By Mr. Ray
How much do you owe on your motorcycle/s?

I wanted a bike when I was 25. I financed an 07' DL650. It got me to work every day for a few years and took me all over the country a few times. The massive mental erection was probably not worth...
Forum: Racing 08-15-2014, 06:51 AM
Replies: 4,057
Views: 448,322
Posted By Mr. Ray
That's awesome! I Really like the Indy...

That's awesome! I Really like the Indy experience. And their $5 waters have taught me to plan better.



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Forum: Racing 08-12-2014, 06:37 AM
Replies: 51
Views: 9,281
Posted By Mr. Ray
This is a really sad thing to see in Sprint car...

This is a really sad thing to see in Sprint car racing. Whether TS could see him or not will never be known, but I can say he was too close to the area where the caution flag was waving. That seems a...
Forum: Racing 08-04-2014, 03:31 PM
Replies: 134
Views: 19,297
Posted By Mr. Ray
I'll be in mid afternoon on Friday. I'll be at...

I'll be in mid afternoon on Friday. I'll be at the mile Friday night. Can't wait!


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Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 07-31-2014, 04:04 AM
Replies: 4,323
Views: 291,160
Posted By Mr. Ray
I'll take it. Sent from my iPhone using...

I'll take it.


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Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 07-29-2014, 03:29 PM
Replies: 4,323
Views: 291,160
Posted By Mr. Ray
Anyone want to ride to the Indy MotoGP? Let me...

Anyone want to ride to the Indy MotoGP? Let me know. I'm leaving Thursday the 7th after work.

I'll probably return Sunday night.




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Forum: Racing 07-23-2014, 04:09 AM
Replies: 4,057
Views: 448,322
Posted By Mr. Ray
Dani is consistently in a podium spot. He rarely...

Dani is consistently in a podium spot. He rarely finishes out of the top five. I can't imagine a manufacturer being reluctant to re-sign him.


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Forum: Racing 07-15-2014, 12:29 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,094
Posted By Mr. Ray
I walk the track a bunch from FRI to SUN and just...

I walk the track a bunch from FRI to SUN and just pick a neat spot. It's different every year, but I like the backstraight sections the best so far. Bot entering the back straight and then the...
Forum: Old's Cool 07-07-2014, 10:01 PM
Replies: 455
Views: 58,562
Posted By Mr. Ray
This is one of the best things I've ever read!...

This is one of the best things I've ever read! Great job. Nice detail, and attention to the neat little things that make a great bike look great. I'm in for the next build too.

Thanks for the...
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 06-19-2014, 06:22 AM
Replies: 1,781
Views: 127,719
Posted By Mr. Ray
Thanks RD. I have someone looking at it this...

Thanks RD. I have someone looking at it this weekend. If I still have it in a week I'm going to do a mild sprucing up and then repost for the same price.
Thanks again.
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 06-19-2014, 06:00 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 625
Posted By Mr. Ray
Come to Brevard.

Come to Brevard.
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 06-10-2014, 06:17 AM
Replies: 1,781
Views: 127,719
Posted By Mr. Ray
I'd like to see that too. These bikes can live...

I'd like to see that too. These bikes can live over 150,000 miles with no problem. But, I bet I can't. I can always buy a couple things to make the bike look better and clean it up a little. I'm...
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