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Forum: Northeast - Greater Flugistan and home of the carpet baggers. 04-16-2015, 05:23 AM
Replies: 290
Views: 35,017
Posted By dmottv
I've been scouting dirt roads between Loudon and...

I've been scouting dirt roads between Loudon and Plymouth for the last month plus for the NE Classic Big Bike Ride (BBR), in the Vibe, and they have varied from wet, rutted and plastic in sunny...
Forum: Thumpers 03-30-2015, 05:29 PM
Replies: 8,650
Views: 2,200,989
Posted By dmottv
Interesting, that could work for spring Turkey...

Interesting, that could work for spring Turkey Season!
Forum: Northeast - Greater Flugistan and home of the carpet baggers. 03-29-2015, 06:37 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 428
Posted By dmottv
2015 New England Classic Charity Big Bike Ride

The NE Classic Charity Big Bike Ride (BBR) is back this year, on Saturday June 13, 2015. This will the 35th anniversary of the Classic Trail Ride which has raised approximately $2 million for The...
Forum: GPS 101 - Which GPS For Me 01-11-2015, 02:49 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 836
Posted By dmottv
I used a Nuvi in the RAM Aquabox waterproof...

I used a Nuvi in the RAM Aquabox waterproof enclosure and a Powerlet pigtail adapter cable on the bike for a number of years. It worked pretty good as a lower cost fairly straight forward GPS...
Forum: Northeast - Greater Flugistan and home of the carpet baggers. 01-11-2015, 02:18 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 3,925
Posted By dmottv
NE Classic Charity Trail Ride and Big Bike Ride:...

NE Classic Charity Trail Ride and Big Bike Ride: June 12-14, 2015. The BBR is on Saturday, June 13, approximately 160 +/- mile Adventure Bike ride of scenic back roads and optional hero sections. The...
Forum: Ride reports 11-01-2014, 04:35 PM
Replies: 1,791
Views: 356,281
Posted By dmottv
Yup, me too, though low to the ground might have...

Yup, me too, though low to the ground might have to be a compromise. I'd like something that ca handle an off the beaten path ride from BC to AK, a bucket list ride.:wink:
Forum: Ride reports 11-01-2014, 04:14 PM
Replies: 1,791
Views: 356,281
Posted By dmottv
:lol3 Too funny! The TW does look like a fun...

:lol3 Too funny! The TW does look like a fun bike, specially for those with a short inseam. A couple of guys rode them in a turkey run a couple of years ago and our sweep crew had to route them ahead...
Forum: Ride reports 10-30-2014, 04:44 AM
Replies: 1,791
Views: 356,281
Posted By dmottv
There are several week long+/- ride reports where...

There are several week long+/- ride reports where the WR250R has quite a following for off-road touring. I test rode one a couple of months ago and was impressed. At just under 300 lbs, it's heavier...
Forum: Thumpers 10-29-2014, 07:24 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,164
Posted By dmottv
You'll be happy I'm sure, and you can always get...

You'll be happy I'm sure, and you can always get another KLR! :thumb
Forum: Thumpers 10-29-2014, 07:21 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,164
Posted By dmottv
Buy the 450, keep the KLR! I loved my EXC, it was...

Buy the 450, keep the KLR! I loved my EXC, it was John Deere torquey at low speeds, and rocket blast off with a twist of the throttle. The EE super soft seat helps, but the EXC is a racing trail...
Forum: Ride reports 10-29-2014, 06:52 PM
Replies: 1,791
Views: 356,281
Posted By dmottv
The KTM 200 might fit the bill if you want...

The KTM 200 might fit the bill if you want something newer. My youngest bro got me into the KDX 200, and I really like it for trail riding (especially the price of a lightly used one in good shape!)....
Forum: Ride reports 10-17-2014, 06:35 PM
Replies: 1,791
Views: 356,281
Posted By dmottv
Very nice! :thumb

Very nice! :thumb
Forum: Ride reports 10-14-2014, 08:09 PM
Replies: 1,791
Views: 356,281
Posted By dmottv
Congrats Alison! And thanks for sharing your...

Congrats Alison! And thanks for sharing your trip! Have fun and be safe!
:clap:clap:clap:clap:clap:clap
Forum: Ride reports 10-10-2014, 07:50 AM
Replies: 1,791
Views: 356,281
Posted By dmottv
A very common occurrence on long rides, discussed...

A very common occurrence on long rides, discussed in Tip #1 in the "IBA - Archive of Wisdom" (http://www.ironbutt.com/tech/aow.cfm), excellent reading and tips when on a long ride.

Tips 9, 11, 12...
Forum: Ride reports 10-10-2014, 05:26 AM
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Views: 356,281
Posted By dmottv
:rofl:rofl:rofl

:rofl:rofl:rofl
Forum: Ride reports 10-08-2014, 02:40 PM
Replies: 355
Views: 88,642
Posted By dmottv
:clap:clap:clap:clap:clap:clap

:clap:clap:clap:clap:clap:clap
Forum: Ride reports 10-06-2014, 04:41 PM
Replies: 1,791
Views: 356,281
Posted By dmottv
Good stuff PG, NZ is on my bucket list as well! ...

Good stuff PG, NZ is on my bucket list as well!

Hi Pat, you've got some good reading ahead!
Forum: Ride reports 10-05-2014, 12:21 PM
Replies: 1,791
Views: 356,281
Posted By dmottv
Yeah, you're seeing the crappy stuff that went...

Yeah, you're seeing the crappy stuff that went thru New England yesterday. We're in a pattern where we're supposed to see this every couple of days. Lunenburg would be on top of my list!
Forum: Thumpers 10-02-2014, 04:53 PM
Replies: 48,679
Views: 10,069,466
Posted By dmottv
Similar thing happened to my bro on his new to...

Similar thing happened to my bro on his new to him HD. It was in the shop multiple times, they'd throw new parts on it, it'd eventually start and run, and off he'd go lighter in the pocket until the...
Forum: Ride reports 09-29-2014, 07:01 PM
Replies: 355
Views: 88,642
Posted By dmottv
Very nice! With creativity like yours, I'd say...

Very nice! With creativity like yours, I'd say keep doing it your way! :clap:clap
Forum: Road warriors 09-29-2014, 04:29 PM
Replies: 2,377
Views: 395,555
Posted By dmottv
Congrats, that's a good looking bike, and well...

Congrats, that's a good looking bike, and well setup as well! Enjoy!
Forum: Ride reports 09-29-2014, 10:11 AM
Replies: 1,791
Views: 356,281
Posted By dmottv
STL, have you ever seen these guys at Ganges? ...

STL, have you ever seen these guys at Ganges?

https://scontent-a-iad.xx.fbcdn.net/hphotos-xfp1/v/t1.0-9/22663_261116085032_5434292_n.jpg?oh=fe3767dddddb16f4fab621e9df361345&oe=54B6DB93
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Forum: Ride reports 09-26-2014, 10:33 AM
Replies: 130
Views: 23,991
Posted By dmottv
Weather report here in Maine

I'm just back from a lunch break here on the Maine coast and it's gorgeous outside, just like summer. It's supposed to be here all week ... :wink:
Forum: Ride reports 09-26-2014, 10:28 AM
Replies: 1,791
Views: 356,281
Posted By dmottv
Speaking of "smokin", I'm just back from a lunch...

Speaking of "smokin", I'm just back from a lunch break here on the Maine coast, and it's gorgeous outside, just like summer! Hopefully, this weather pushes downeast for your trip to The Rock!
Forum: Ride reports 09-25-2014, 05:07 PM
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Views: 356,281
Posted By dmottv
There you are! :clap

There you are! :clap
Forum: Thumpers 09-25-2014, 04:33 PM
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Posted By dmottv
Ans: Dunlop 606's. :wink: I don't know the T63's...

Ans: Dunlop 606's. :wink: I don't know the T63's but the 606's are considered more like 20/80 street/off road. I've been happy with the Karoo 2's but understand they've been replaced.

BTW, nice...
Forum: Ride reports 09-25-2014, 02:15 PM
Replies: 1,791
Views: 356,281
Posted By dmottv
I'm not surprised you can't remember the details,...

I'm not surprised you can't remember the details, they say if you can remember ..... you weren't really there :lol3
Forum: Ride reports 09-25-2014, 05:55 AM
Replies: 1,791
Views: 356,281
Posted By dmottv
Here's a pic of the sunrise in mid-august, 2000....

Here's a pic of the sunrise in mid-august, 2000. Your sunrise this morning has shifted significantly south:
Forum: Ride reports 09-24-2014, 02:10 PM
Replies: 1,791
Views: 356,281
Posted By dmottv
Sweeeet! :clap:clap:clap

Sweeeet! :clap:clap:clap
Forum: Ride reports 09-23-2014, 06:30 PM
Replies: 1,791
Views: 356,281
Posted By dmottv
Al, stop by a NS Visitor Center...

Al, stop by a NS Visitor Center (http://www.novascotia.com/about-nova-scotia/visitor-centres) if you get a chance and pick up one of their wonderful NS riding maps. They're very helpful there, they...
Forum: Ride reports 09-23-2014, 06:14 PM
Replies: 130
Views: 23,991
Posted By dmottv
Plenty of time! It was cold last week here, it's...

Plenty of time! It was cold last week here, it's warming up nicely this week! I've frozen on Columbus Day rides some years, tshirt weather others. The Mainers have an expression: "haahd tellin' . . ....
Forum: Ride reports 09-22-2014, 03:04 PM
Replies: 1,791
Views: 356,281
Posted By dmottv
Hopewell Rocks

The weather is looking up for the next few days and it looks like you'll have some time tomorrow until the stator is replaced. Hopewell rocks is a short distance away and a nice ride, here's a map...
Forum: Ride reports 09-22-2014, 07:39 AM
Replies: 1,791
Views: 356,281
Posted By dmottv
Reminds me of the time my wife walked out of the...

Reminds me of the time my wife walked out of the Crazy Horse Memorial with a small boulder from the blasting area to put in the saddlebag! :eek1 It is used as a door stopper here in NH now.


...
Forum: Northeast - Greater Flugistan and home of the carpet baggers. 09-20-2014, 02:14 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,387
Posted By dmottv
Jim P. is very good. Chris H. introduced us many...

Jim P. is very good. Chris H. introduced us many years ago when I needed to rebuild my /7 tranny. Jim just did quite abit of work on my R1150RT and another friends R1100S, and has worked on my...
Forum: Ride reports 09-20-2014, 06:29 AM
Replies: 1,791
Views: 356,281
Posted By dmottv
One of these trickle chargers...

One of these trickle chargers (http://www.canadiantire.ca/en/pdp/battery-tender-junior-0-75a-maintainer-0111940p.html#.VB1_RmK9KSM) might help peace of mind, inexpensive, small and easily packed. It...
Forum: Ride reports 09-19-2014, 01:59 PM
Replies: 1,791
Views: 356,281
Posted By dmottv
Her bike looks like the 2 cyl F650GS, if so it...

Her bike looks like the 2 cyl F650GS, if so it has a 400W alternator which should be able to keep up with the heated jacket and gloves, but maybe not. I used to run my heated vest on the airheads...
Forum: Ride reports 09-19-2014, 10:41 AM
Replies: 1,791
Views: 356,281
Posted By dmottv
Wow, nice pic Mtl-B! Another recommendation for...

Wow, nice pic Mtl-B! Another recommendation for Meat Cove! :thumb

This pic from our 2009 "Off the Beaten Path - NS Ride" when I had my R100GS. The two guys on the right had just arrived from...
Forum: Ride reports 09-19-2014, 05:26 AM
Replies: 1,791
Views: 356,281
Posted By dmottv
The beauty of the Gaspe, the NB and NS shorelines...

The beauty of the Gaspe, the NB and NS shorelines is that around every corner is another breathtaking vista.

One such spot that most pass by that is worth a stop, if it fits into your schedule,...
Forum: Ride reports 09-19-2014, 04:56 AM
Replies: 1,791
Views: 356,281
Posted By dmottv
Those hand warmer packets tucked under your toes...

Those hand warmer packets tucked under your toes might help. You can probably find them just about anywhere, but there is a Canadian Tire in Campbellton, NB (and a Walmart!) that might be worth a...
Forum: Thumpers 09-17-2014, 05:50 PM
Replies: 48,679
Views: 10,069,466
Posted By dmottv
Alba gu brath!

Alba gu brath!
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