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Forum: Orange Crush 09-29-2014, 04:59 AM
Replies: 1,327
Views: 385,534
Posted By rainmaker8
problem solver

G$ I can help :clap Here's my plan, I introduce you to Andy, my cousin who moved up to your area, happens to be a tech manager for BMW autos and rides rather well also, then we ride down to his...
Forum: Orange Crush 09-17-2014, 09:12 PM
Replies: 1,327
Views: 385,534
Posted By rainmaker8
Just so happened to be insomnia-browsing and saw...

Just so happened to be insomnia-browsing and saw this... So cool!
Forum: Airheads 09-13-2014, 11:58 AM
Replies: 1,587
Views: 151,891
Posted By rainmaker8
:thumbs

:thumbs
Forum: Beasts 09-05-2014, 02:03 PM
Replies: 64
Views: 16,319
Posted By rainmaker8
selling the running Cagiva too!

ad in other thread:
http://advrider.com/forums/showthread.php?p=25010031#post25010031
:evil
Forum: Beasts 09-05-2014, 02:02 PM
Replies: 485
Views: 139,524
Posted By rainmaker8
selling my Cagiva !

check out the flea market ad:
http://advrider.com/forums/showthread.php?p=25010031#post25010031

:clap
Forum: Northeast - Greater Flugistan and home of the carpet baggers. 09-05-2014, 07:00 AM
Replies: 236
Views: 16,437
Posted By rainmaker8
nice pics!

hey that's me! I had a great time, thanks y'all!
I've since traded that XR400 for a bright orange KTM 250EXC plated. :evil

This reminds me that I probably have a few pics on my phone still...
...
Forum: Northeast - Greater Flugistan and home of the carpet baggers. 08-21-2014, 07:26 AM
Replies: 2,159
Views: 100,302
Posted By rainmaker8
is bigger better?

or is it too late for a duck? just kidding.
http://abc7.com/travel/giant-rubber-duck-sails-into-port-of-la/272541/
"This is 61 feet, 11 tons, about 85 feet wide and about 110 feet long,"
:lol3
Forum: Northeast - Greater Flugistan and home of the carpet baggers. 08-19-2014, 05:22 AM
Replies: 236
Views: 16,437
Posted By rainmaker8
In

In! maybe Saturday, maybe Sunday, maybe both... XR400.
My buddy on KTM 950 SE plans to come on Saturday.
Forum: Northeast - Greater Flugistan and home of the carpet baggers. 07-14-2014, 10:37 AM
Replies: 236
Views: 16,437
Posted By rainmaker8
sorry i missed.

dang. i guess i need to update my notifications to daily (not weekly)...!
:huh
Forum: Airheads 07-07-2014, 05:04 PM
Replies: 1,587
Views: 151,891
Posted By rainmaker8
kick a$$

YES!!!!! :super
Forum: Northeast - Greater Flugistan and home of the carpet baggers. 06-25-2014, 05:32 AM
Replies: 236
Views: 16,437
Posted By rainmaker8
rain dance

too bad. meanwhile this morning it looks like perfect riding weather. i guess that is the Catskills for ya... it could turn to something totally different within hours._:huh

oh well, count me...
Forum: Northeast - Greater Flugistan and home of the carpet baggers. 06-23-2014, 11:26 AM
Replies: 236
Views: 16,437
Posted By rainmaker8
maybe pre-ride

That would be fun. If I can get my situation together, I'll PM you ...
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Forum: Northeast - Greater Flugistan and home of the carpet baggers. 05-20-2014, 08:23 AM
Replies: 854
Views: 50,084
Posted By rainmaker8
count me in for re-ride

YES, count me in. Did it once in 2006 maybe but we got rained out bad. So I've been itching to return... Unfortunately my bike wasn't ready this round but judging by the video this route looks...
Forum: Northeast - Greater Flugistan and home of the carpet baggers. 05-09-2014, 07:52 AM
Replies: 854
Views: 50,084
Posted By rainmaker8
what time start?

I've looked but cannot find any info on what time this starts and ends approximately each day?
Thx
Forum: Northeast - Greater Flugistan and home of the carpet baggers. 04-23-2014, 06:17 PM
Replies: 117
Views: 12,325
Posted By rainmaker8
dibs

DIBS on roll chart holder.
I'll PM you details...
Forum: Northeast - Greater Flugistan and home of the carpet baggers. 04-19-2014, 06:53 AM
Replies: 236
Views: 16,437
Posted By rainmaker8
looking forward to it!

Every year I learn more. Gear makes a big difference. Riding within one's limits is another obvious one ;)
For some reason last year Saturday was a big turnout, but Sunday just a few of us...
Forum: Beasts 11-18-2013, 06:01 AM
Replies: 485
Views: 139,524
Posted By rainmaker8
did you search the Yahoo forum?

lots of good advice! good folks :D
(...but also the typical quantity of garbage banter...) :puke2

http://groups.yahoo.com/neo/groups/Cagiva_Gran_Canyon2/conversations/messages
Forum: Beasts 08-28-2013, 07:27 AM
Replies: 485
Views: 139,524
Posted By rainmaker8
yes that IS a Gran Canyon in his photo!

...just stripped of all body, fairing, original fuel tanks...
Forum: Beasts 08-26-2013, 03:29 PM
Replies: 485
Views: 139,524
Posted By rainmaker8
spare Cagiva frame and rolling chassis available

If you want to do this project, come get my parts before I get tempted to do it!
http://advrider.com/forums/showthread.php?p=22200326
Forum: Beasts 08-26-2013, 03:18 PM
Replies: 64
Views: 16,319
Posted By rainmaker8
spare frame available as rolling chassis

I am thinking about selling my spare bike...

see my description in the Parts section:
http://advrider.com/forums/showthread.php?p=22200326
Forum: Northeast - Greater Flugistan and home of the carpet baggers. 08-08-2013, 07:33 AM
Replies: 1,870
Views: 108,943
Posted By rainmaker8
close to Davenport?

... looks to be close to the new NYST track (road race course)...
:scratch

If that's the case I may be there sooner than later, but not with knobbies!
:evil
Forum: Northeast - Greater Flugistan and home of the carpet baggers. 08-01-2013, 07:06 AM
Replies: 414
Views: 21,783
Posted By rainmaker8
nice roads and trails!

Oh my GOSH what amazing roads and trails! :clap
I guess you can't call them all roads... sure they are all essentially "public" and wide enough for a truck, but dang it can get rough in some...
Forum: Northeast - Greater Flugistan and home of the carpet baggers. 07-30-2013, 06:19 AM
Replies: 414
Views: 21,783
Posted By rainmaker8
PRE ride count me in

:clap YES I would like to join for preride and the main event.

3 of us plan to attend the scheduled ride at least one day, Saturday and maybe Sunday, for the dirty dual sport ride.
-XR 400
-KTM...
Forum: Northeast - Greater Flugistan and home of the carpet baggers. 07-24-2013, 05:57 AM
Replies: 8,728
Views: 524,971
Posted By rainmaker8
question about group rides...

You raise a good question! Don't rely on the forum alone... some of the best "local" riding is discovered by just going out and exploring and meeting people that have lived in the area for a while...
Forum: Beasts 06-24-2013, 04:44 PM
Replies: 485
Views: 139,524
Posted By rainmaker8
contacts along Jehu's route

I'm near Kingston NY at the base of the Catskill mountains, near the reservoirs and in the middle of the great Hudson Valley!

If you are inclined to spend any time in NY state you might want to...
Forum: Northeast - Greater Flugistan and home of the carpet baggers. 06-24-2013, 04:29 PM
Replies: 8,728
Views: 524,971
Posted By rainmaker8
Eek kizmet or synchronicity or other oddball words to describe...

...when things happen with great coincidence:
I was just here at that exact spot yesterday with my moto guys to meet them for a ride. we were talking about riding dirt bikes. I said that I guy I...
Forum: Northeast - Greater Flugistan and home of the carpet baggers. 05-27-2013, 10:32 PM
Replies: 414
Views: 21,783
Posted By rainmaker8
have fun at NYST road course!

cool. which event do you plan to ride? :ear
I'm coaching with NYST on my Ducati 748.
I think you'll have fun on the little 650... as the back section is very technical with a lot of tricky...
Forum: Northeast - Greater Flugistan and home of the carpet baggers. 04-21-2013, 06:49 AM
Replies: 414
Views: 21,783
Posted By rainmaker8
eager to ride it again

... except this time I'll bring the right eye protection / helmet combination ! :fpalm

I'll be right there on your dual sport ride. Thank you in advance for all your hard work in organizing this....
Forum: Beasts 12-15-2012, 07:04 AM
Replies: 485
Views: 139,524
Posted By rainmaker8
skid plate for Cagiva GC

Here's link to the yahoo group:
http://autos.groups.yahoo.com/group/Cagiva_Gran_Canyon2/messages

A member is trying to organize a group purchase of custom skid plates and center-stands and maybe...
Forum: Northeast - Greater Flugistan and home of the carpet baggers. 10-07-2012, 07:38 AM
Replies: 8,728
Views: 524,971
Posted By rainmaker8
suggeston: identify the found tag in your post

I agree. It might also help avoid repeat tags if those that find the tag also mention what and where it was in the 'got' post, for those that search the thread to check for old tags...
The map is...
Forum: Northeast - Greater Flugistan and home of the carpet baggers. 10-05-2012, 03:49 PM
Replies: 8,728
Views: 524,971
Posted By rainmaker8
late to Snyders Tavern on 28A

bruced !

Here's our arrival this afternoon:
(with Opinion914)

<a...
Forum: Airheads 10-02-2012, 06:27 AM
Replies: 1,587
Views: 151,891
Posted By rainmaker8
I'm fueled up and ready! :evil Congratulations...

I'm fueled up and ready! :evil
Congratulations and welcome home.
Forum: Northeast - Greater Flugistan and home of the carpet baggers. 10-02-2012, 06:24 AM
Replies: 8,728
Views: 524,971
Posted By rainmaker8
Snyders Tavern on 28A

Good one. That's been on my list of tags... I'll go back with you, Kevin.
Forum: Some Assembly Required 09-12-2012, 07:18 PM
Replies: 114
Views: 24,810
Posted By rainmaker8
nice project.

I've been toying with the idea of building my own electric moto. Even got a spare rolling chassis waiting...
But it's a slightly larger frame intended to perhaps hold more battery packs and...
Forum: Northeast - Greater Flugistan and home of the carpet baggers. 09-08-2012, 03:29 PM
Replies: 1,870
Views: 108,943
Posted By rainmaker8
sshhhhh....

careful... only those elite few of the TOR mafia can chastise others for reposting the same tags... :pierce
Forum: Northeast - Greater Flugistan and home of the carpet baggers. 09-08-2012, 03:25 PM
Replies: 8,728
Views: 524,971
Posted By rainmaker8
Bluhduh stealthy

interesting how a cool obscure motocross tag gets all the snarky TOR mafia commentary but the Hawks Nest slips by under the radar... :augie

(crickets...)
Forum: Thumpers 09-05-2012, 08:26 AM
Replies: 8,312
Views: 1,631,968
Posted By rainmaker8
electric start

I put an EX motor in a project bike XR frame and it worked, but does take a little tweaking, and locating the battery is an interesting challenge, among other things...

But then I found another...
Forum: Northeast - Greater Flugistan and home of the carpet baggers. 09-03-2012, 06:00 AM
Replies: 8,728
Views: 524,971
Posted By rainmaker8
how the heck do you remember all the tags!!!???

That's insane, with all due respect. Some of those threads have hundreds of pages, and over 2000 posts!
Multiply by 5 or 6 separate simultaneous TORs and it's a mind melter.
How do you keep track?...
Forum: Airheads 09-03-2012, 05:39 AM
Replies: 1,587
Views: 151,891
Posted By rainmaker8
delish

...that beast looks amazing.
:thumb
Forum: Northeast - Greater Flugistan and home of the carpet baggers. 09-02-2012, 01:23 PM
Replies: 8,728
Views: 524,971
Posted By rainmaker8
haha. at least it's moto related...

? Wha...? Which thread...? :huh
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