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Forum: Northeast - Greater Flugistan and home of the carpet baggers. 05-16-2011, 03:34 PM
Replies: 452
Views: 19,527
Posted By swedeonabike
Wehell, my motor just developed a hard knock,...

Wehell, my motor just developed a hard knock, fearing the worse :cry

I might be able to make it up on my old Honda Helix if I get it running good this week. Otherwise, this Kansas boy is down for...
Forum: Road warriors 03-26-2011, 05:07 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 3,105
Posted By swedeonabike
Quit it. You are making me miss my ol' bird. ...

Quit it. You are making me miss my ol' bird. Looks like you're ready to put some serious miles on.
Forum: Road warriors 03-26-2011, 05:04 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 359
Posted By swedeonabike
Cruiser bash plates?

I ride a Honda Shadow Ace Tourer (Honda Roadking) and find myself hitting the dirt pretty often. Combine that with the planned voyage South to llama-land and suddenly I find myself fearing for my...
Forum: Road warriors 03-12-2011, 06:47 AM
Replies: 58
Views: 9,844
Posted By swedeonabike
Ok, I've done a fair bit of distance riding on...

Ok, I've done a fair bit of distance riding on both a cbr1100xx blackbird and a Shadow Ace Tourer. The blackbird is kinda on the extreme side of SPORT-tourers so most of the points here will be kinda...
Forum: Northeast - Greater Flugistan and home of the carpet baggers. 03-07-2011, 04:30 PM
Replies: 452
Views: 19,527
Posted By swedeonabike
And here I thought with a home outside of my...

And here I thought with a home outside of my saddlebags I might be able to pack light this year.
Forum: Northeast - Greater Flugistan and home of the carpet baggers. 03-07-2011, 03:38 PM
Replies: 452
Views: 19,527
Posted By swedeonabike
Weheell, it looks like I'm somehow still too...

Weheell, it looks like I'm somehow still too close to you fine folks to pass up another ride. Is my cruiser still welcome? I promise I haven't polished a single piece of chrome.

Count me...
Forum: Northeast - Greater Flugistan and home of the carpet baggers. 10-02-2010, 06:30 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 339
Posted By swedeonabike
Thinking of a charity rally in NW NJ, interested?

I'm the assistant director at a camp for kids with cancer outside of Blairstown NJ (by the Delaware Water Gap). My boss was trying to think of fundraising ideas the other day and (as happens perhaps...
Forum: Ride reports 09-25-2010, 08:45 AM
Replies: 93
Views: 15,403
Posted By swedeonabike
OK, let me go ahead and say that I've traveled a...

OK, let me go ahead and say that I've traveled a lot of miles on motorcycles of many kinds, from 500cc standards, to hypersports, to dualsports, to cruisers. That being said, touring on this little...
Forum: Ride reports 09-17-2010, 04:24 PM
Replies: 93
Views: 15,403
Posted By swedeonabike
At the end of our summer session I stumbled...

At the end of our summer session I stumbled across Pip on craigslist for a measly $500. Now that may have actually been too much but it's too late now. Pip is a 1987 Honda Helix 250cc scooter with...
Forum: Ride reports 09-17-2010, 06:40 AM
Replies: 93
Views: 15,403
Posted By swedeonabike
Johanna was sorely neglected all through July I'm...

Johanna was sorely neglected all through July I'm afraid. With summer camp in full swing and I unable to leave camp for more than one day a week she was penned to the parking lot. I tried to take her...
Forum: Ride reports 09-02-2010, 07:30 PM
Replies: 93
Views: 15,403
Posted By swedeonabike
I was "on my own" for something like 3 1/2...

I was "on my own" for something like 3 1/2 months give or take I think. Truth be told it wasn't any great period of time although it was felt natural and like I had been just doing that all my...
Forum: Ride reports 08-14-2010, 10:44 AM
Replies: 93
Views: 15,403
Posted By swedeonabike
A bike that carried me all over, but due to the...

A bike that carried me all over, but due to the cost of tires, chains, fuel, and speeding tickets, had to be left at home.


http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Honda_CBR1100XX
Forum: Ride reports 08-13-2010, 08:38 AM
Replies: 93
Views: 15,403
Posted By swedeonabike
I talked to my dad and he had decided to let me...

I talked to my dad and he had decided to let me take the old dodge that was supposed to become my little sister's so that I would be able to get around in the winter. I spent the next few days at...
Forum: Ride reports 08-13-2010, 05:53 AM
Replies: 93
Views: 15,403
Posted By swedeonabike
It was dark by the time I stumbled my way to...

It was dark by the time I stumbled my way to somewhere I figured was close to where my interview was. I found a cheap motel and enjoyed a night of free wifi and a nice comfy bed. Come to find out...
Forum: Battle scooters 08-12-2010, 03:33 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 2,182
Posted By swedeonabike
Haha, guess I got a tad defensive. Truth be told...

Haha, guess I got a tad defensive. Truth be told I've just ran into too many people recently that try to look down on anyone under 40 no matter what.
Forum: Ride reports 08-12-2010, 01:17 PM
Replies: 93
Views: 15,403
Posted By swedeonabike
Fork has been found and on its way.

Fork has been found and on its way.
Forum: Battle scooters 08-11-2010, 10:50 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 2,182
Posted By swedeonabike
1) She got her endorsement and finished a msf...

1) She got her endorsement and finished a msf course but no she has yet to get a whole lot of experience on the drivers side of riding a bike.

2) She's a woman with a bit of a sense of adventure,...
Forum: Battle scooters 08-11-2010, 08:49 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 2,182
Posted By swedeonabike
Thanks for the input guys. I done gone and done...

Thanks for the input guys. I done gone and done it and now am the proud owner of a funky looking scoot the same age as me. It pops and farts a bit which I think is related to the intake manifold so...
Forum: Ride reports 08-10-2010, 03:46 PM
Replies: 93
Views: 15,403
Posted By swedeonabike
A storm knocked down our internet satellite so...

A storm knocked down our internet satellite so I'm just now getting back on the search. Hopefully will find something soon.


For those of you unaware, buff36 is an outstanding guy who came to...
Forum: Ride reports 08-09-2010, 08:03 AM
Replies: 93
Views: 15,403
Posted By swedeonabike
We woke up to the soothing sounds of “State...

We woke up to the soothing sounds of “State police, come out hands first please” Now, those of you who have slept in a Hennessy hammock know that this is almost an impossible feat which would require...
Forum: Battle scooters 08-09-2010, 06:34 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 2,182
Posted By swedeonabike
Helix, how is it for 2-up long distance?

Some of you may know a bit of my story. For those of you who don't, let's just say I'm currently residing in the boonie hills of NJ while my bike (love of my life, tool of escape and only means of...
Forum: Ride reports 07-25-2010, 05:03 PM
Replies: 93
Views: 15,403
Posted By swedeonabike
Hey now, looking for replacement pads is how I...

Hey now, looking for replacement pads is how I knew about that Honda shop.
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 07-25-2010, 05:00 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,681
Posted By swedeonabike
Made it to DC. Thanks for all the help!

Made it to DC. Thanks for all the help!
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 07-25-2010, 07:26 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,681
Posted By swedeonabike
Yeah, the forks need replaced for sure. Right...

Yeah, the forks need replaced for sure. Right now really concentrating on find a way back home. I've now got a ride to DC and from there can take a bus to NYC then West to a town nearby work. So...
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 07-25-2010, 06:47 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,681
Posted By swedeonabike
Haha, don't worry, I've heard worse

Haha, don't worry, I've heard worse
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 07-24-2010, 07:00 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,681
Posted By swedeonabike
Seems kind of a ridiculus thing to say right now

Seems kind of a ridiculus thing to say right now
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 07-24-2010, 06:48 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,681
Posted By swedeonabike
Shadow Ace Tourer, basically I need some 41mm...

Shadow Ace Tourer, basically I need some 41mm forks and access to a welder and I could probably make something work well enough.
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 07-24-2010, 05:55 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,681
Posted By swedeonabike
HELP Stranded in Beckley

This flatlander was exploring the wonderful state of WV when I had a little accident that ended with some twisted forks. Now I'm stuck in Beckley, unable to even talk to a shop until Monday. To...
Forum: Ride reports 07-24-2010, 05:19 PM
Replies: 93
Views: 15,403
Posted By swedeonabike
Still here, but I got in a little accident today...

Still here, but I got in a little accident today outside of Beckley WV. I'm fine and Johanna mostly is ok but the front forks are trashed. And it's really important I get back to NorthWestern NJ...
Forum: Old's Cool 06-15-2010, 07:30 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,281
Posted By swedeonabike
Thoughts on a CL350?

I work in the summer camp industry and have been looking for a small dual sport to bob around property and into town on. The qualifications that I'm looking for is that it's 1-cheap, 2-has some...
Forum: Ride reports 06-12-2010, 09:27 AM
Replies: 93
Views: 15,403
Posted By swedeonabike
The following day we all rode over to Whitehorse...

The following day we all rode over to Whitehorse where they were having a big sale and giving away free food. I was ahead of budget so I figured I better replace my tattered boots that were mainly...
Forum: Ride reports 06-09-2010, 04:56 PM
Replies: 93
Views: 15,403
Posted By swedeonabike
Man, I feel a little weird that so many people...

Man, I feel a little weird that so many people online seem to be listening and rooting about all this romantic crap. Which was never really what I meant to turn this thread into. Anyway...............
Forum: Ride reports 06-08-2010, 02:16 PM
Replies: 93
Views: 15,403
Posted By swedeonabike
I found a camp looking for program director and...

I found a camp looking for program director and went on another trip to visit them in the mountains by myself while Caitlin was working. The rest of my time has been once again spent roaming the...
Forum: Northeast - Greater Flugistan and home of the carpet baggers. 05-19-2010, 10:14 AM
Replies: 471
Views: 18,369
Posted By swedeonabike
Really enjoyed meeting you guys, even though I...

Really enjoyed meeting you guys, even though I ended up getting pretty sick the next day. Guess your company does that:deal And I never got my sticker, what the hell? Oh well, sounds like a good...
Forum: Northeast - Greater Flugistan and home of the carpet baggers. 05-12-2010, 06:53 PM
Replies: 471
Views: 18,369
Posted By swedeonabike
Looks like I'll be joining you guys for this...

Looks like I'll be joining you guys for this one:freaky
Forum: Northeast - Greater Flugistan and home of the carpet baggers. 05-12-2010, 05:33 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 503
Posted By swedeonabike
Thanks for the input guys. Looks like I'll be...

Thanks for the input guys. Looks like I'll be heading to whitehorse this weekend :freaky

Oh and RedBeard, PM sent :D
Forum: Northeast - Greater Flugistan and home of the carpet baggers. 05-11-2010, 09:52 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 503
Posted By swedeonabike
A week in the NE, where to go

I'm in Boston now visiting a friend at MIT but with finals approaching my welcome is soon to be worn and I'm getting the boot, leaving me with 9 days to poke around Maine, Mass, Vermont, Connecticut,...
Forum: Ride reports 05-07-2010, 06:37 PM
Replies: 126
Views: 18,004
Posted By swedeonabike
Clapped-out? Don't just mean well-loved?

Clapped-out? Don't just mean well-loved?
Forum: Ride reports 05-07-2010, 01:25 PM
Replies: 93
Views: 15,403
Posted By swedeonabike
The next morning we were able to see how...

The next morning we were able to see how beautiful the campground really was. That being said we were both feeling a little gross from baking in leathers the previous day so we went down to wash in...
Forum: Ride reports 05-06-2010, 08:07 PM
Replies: 93
Views: 15,403
Posted By swedeonabike
That night we stayed up until five in the morning...

That night we stayed up until five in the morning just talking and catching up. Of course she neglected to tell me that she had to go to work early the next morning, meaning no sleep for her. In...
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