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Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 06-16-2011, 12:10 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 3,728
Posted By Spacerat
Got keys and a proper title! If I can turn up...

Got keys and a proper title! If I can turn up rear plastics and a front fairing I think I can have it on the road in a week or so.
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 06-07-2011, 03:23 AM
Replies: 45
Views: 3,728
Posted By Spacerat
They would! Email sent. Thanks!

They would! Email sent. Thanks!
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 06-06-2011, 07:04 AM
Replies: 45
Views: 3,728
Posted By Spacerat
Matt was f#cking awesome. Exactly the kind of guy...

Matt was f#cking awesome. Exactly the kind of guy you want in a clutch. Showed up with his own tools and got it done. THANKS SO MUCH!
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 06-06-2011, 06:58 AM
Replies: 45
Views: 3,728
Posted By Spacerat
Let's hope for the best then. My heart is with...

Let's hope for the best then. My heart is with you guys.
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 06-04-2011, 08:13 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 3,728
Posted By Spacerat
Did you get hit, too?

Did you get hit, too?
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 06-03-2011, 03:27 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 3,728
Posted By Spacerat
matlott442 is coming this weekend so we can...

matlott442 is coming this weekend so we can assess the damage. We should have a much better idea of what is needed after we give it a good going over.
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 06-03-2011, 03:14 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 3,728
Posted By Spacerat
Usually I would never do this (being a fairly...

Usually I would never do this (being a fairly private person) but I'll post my address if anyone is interested in donating some parts. Condition or color mismatch doesn't matter of course. It doesn't...
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 05-31-2011, 06:49 AM
Replies: 45
Views: 3,728
Posted By Spacerat
Jotted your number down. Trying to get Title...

Jotted your number down. Trying to get Title today. Will call you for sure very soon. THANK YOU for offering to help. Greatly appreciated.
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 05-30-2011, 08:12 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 3,728
Posted By Spacerat
We're in Northport AL, now. I'm hoping to get a...

We're in Northport AL, now. I'm hoping to get a new Title tomorrow so I can send away for a new set of keys. I have another issue in that the chains & locks are still on the bike. No keys for those...
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 05-30-2011, 06:58 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 3,728
Posted By Spacerat
Well, when I say we lost everything, I do mean...

Well, when I say we lost everything, I do mean every last thing. This bike was really the only thing salvaged. Everything else simply blew away, which obviously includes all my gear.

Five minutes...
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 05-30-2011, 04:17 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 3,728
Posted By Spacerat
From the time I first saw the tornado (the BIG...

From the time I first saw the tornado (the BIG one) and the time it hit me was all of 20 seconds maybe. I had very little time to make any decisions, but I made all the right ones. I'm fairly certain...
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 05-30-2011, 03:33 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 3,728
Posted By Spacerat
I was in that house when it hit. My story was on...

I was in that house when it hit. My story was on CNN all day I'm told. Reynolds Wolf interviewed me and Wolf Blitzer even said my name on air. I'm the guy who put on his MOTORCYCLE HELMET and got in...
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 05-30-2011, 02:40 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 3,728
Posted By Spacerat
Initially I thought the bike flew away as it was...

Initially I thought the bike flew away as it was nowhere to be seen. The second day of digging through the rubble we found it under a tree. It was chained to a block of buried conctrete so it appears...
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 05-30-2011, 07:45 AM
Replies: 45
Views: 3,728
Posted By Spacerat
Wiped out in the Tuscaloosa tornado. Now what?

http://dl.dropbox.com/u/23257736/5.jpg

What's left of my house (I was IN it when the tornado hit). My 04' Suzuki SV650s at the bottom. This bike only has 10,000 miles on it. Insurance won't cover...
Forum: Road warriors 12-22-2008, 08:35 AM
Replies: 112
Views: 24,705
Posted By Spacerat
1992 Honda Nighthawk CB750. I couldn't kill it...

1992 Honda Nighthawk CB750. I couldn't kill it and not from lack of trying. Went all over the country on it and road it year round in New York City. Was still running perfect when I sold it with 65K...
Forum: Face plant 11-09-2008, 06:53 AM
Replies: 45
Views: 7,585
Posted By Spacerat
When can I pick up your GS?

When can I pick up your GS?
Forum: Trip Planning 11-08-2008, 06:37 AM
Replies: 75
Views: 15,422
Posted By Spacerat
When I'm traveling in other countries I always...

When I'm traveling in other countries I always take the air out of my tires and fill them with fairy dust. This way if I run out of anything I can wish for whatever I want.
Forum: Equipment 11-07-2008, 01:58 PM
Replies: 53
Views: 4,452
Posted By Spacerat
On extended rides I bring a few sets of silk...

On extended rides I bring a few sets of silk liners that roll up into nothing. You can go indefinitely on one set of clothes by just changing the liners out each night. They can be hand washed in...
Forum: Equipment 11-07-2008, 01:52 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 2,082
Posted By Spacerat
Just remember that heated gear does nothing for...

Just remember that heated gear does nothing for you once you're off the bike. If you're far from home make sure the clothes you've brought will protect you from the elements if you can't plug in for...
Forum: Equipment 11-07-2008, 01:45 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 437
Posted By Spacerat
The biggest mistake you can make is to wear...

The biggest mistake you can make is to wear cotton (under) garments. Invest in synthetic material that will wick away sweat and breath better. You'll be cooler in the heat and warmer in the cold....
Forum: GS Boxers 11-06-2008, 01:33 PM
Replies: 81
Views: 12,716
Posted By Spacerat
It's a trip report and it's a good one. Adventure...

It's a trip report and it's a good one. Adventure is relative to your experience. Ewan had never even been off-road when he decided to try a global trip. That's a fucking adventure. Who gives a shit...
Forum: Equipment 11-05-2008, 04:43 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,106
Posted By Spacerat
I have a Feildsheer Scott Glen that was both...

I have a Feildsheer Scott Glen that was both cheap and durable. I've been oogling the adventure jacket and pants to use as winter gear. They make good stuff. No complaints.
Forum: Equipment 11-05-2008, 04:40 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 445
Posted By Spacerat
I'm in the minority but I don't believe in...

I'm in the minority but I don't believe in electric heated gear. Get a high budget mountaineering undersuit at REI. If you break down in the middle of nowhere you won't freeze to death. Other than...
Forum: Equipment 11-05-2008, 04:34 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,111
Posted By Spacerat
I think he means a "short" boot. Icon makes a...

I think he means a "short" boot. Icon makes a pair that are pretty protective and they are comfortable after they break in. A bit heavy for a bike boot but look and feel like a street boot off the...
Forum: Equipment 11-05-2008, 04:30 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 653
Posted By Spacerat
I actually don't have the hippos. I have the...

I actually don't have the hippos. I have the Parts Unlimited knock offs. No issues.
Forum: Equipment 11-05-2008, 04:25 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 682
Posted By Spacerat
I bought two to use as side cases but after...

I bought two to use as side cases but after examining them decided the latching system wasn't secure enough and just mounted the top box to the plate and the plate to the pillion seat with lashing...
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 11-05-2008, 03:55 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 510
Posted By Spacerat
Need Help Changing Fork Springs in Tuscaloosa

Is there anyone within 2 hours of Tuscaloosa AL that has the know-how & tools to swap out my fork springs? I just moved here and I don't have the tools for this, don't know anyone else with a bike...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 11-05-2008, 06:49 AM
Replies: 45
Views: 2,637
Posted By Spacerat
+1. If the apex is shrinking, you're in too hot....

+1. If the apex is shrinking, you're in too hot. If it's expanding, you can gas it a little.
Forum: Equipment 10-31-2008, 11:14 AM
Replies: 41
Views: 2,413
Posted By Spacerat
Guys, please. $20...no need for power. ...

Guys, please. $20...no need for power.
http://us.st12.yimg.com/us.st.yimg.com/I/streamlinedistribution_2025_17518444
Forum: Road warriors 05-28-2008, 05:09 AM
Replies: 93
Views: 15,306
Posted By Spacerat
I felt the same way until I made some mods to...

I felt the same way until I made some mods to improve it for distance riding. (Buell) Lower pegs, (Heli) higher bars, (OEM) gel seat with an Alaskan pad on top. Now it goes all day without any...
Forum: Road warriors 05-28-2008, 05:02 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 5,779
Posted By Spacerat
I was in a Triumph dealer a week ago and didn't...

I was in a Triumph dealer a week ago and didn't see one. However, the entire Triumph line is pretty damn sexy in the flesh. I really liked them. I left quite smitten. This one will probably look...
Forum: Face plant 05-28-2008, 04:34 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,311
Posted By Spacerat
Doood, beers and bikes...not the best idea. ...

Doood, beers and bikes...not the best idea.

Glad everyone is ok.
Forum: Face plant 05-27-2008, 05:18 AM
Replies: 94
Views: 9,196
Posted By Spacerat
Dude, I may have met your Father. I was in a cage...

Dude, I may have met your Father. I was in a cage coming up from Alabama about a month ago and and I was checking out an FZ1 that had pulled in for gas. I really like that particular bike. When the...
Forum: Road warriors 05-20-2008, 09:18 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 15,834
Posted By Spacerat
I have it and I think it's WAY more comfortable...

I have it and I think it's WAY more comfortable than stock. It's also a bit higher so it adds a little leg room. I combined mine with an Alaskan Sheepskin pad and I think the combo is awesome. The...
Forum: Road warriors 05-20-2008, 07:24 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 3,576
Posted By Spacerat
It might make a good office chair.

It might make a good office chair.
Forum: Road warriors 05-20-2008, 07:22 AM
Replies: 49
Views: 6,183
Posted By Spacerat
I could live without the flames, too. Will we...

I could live without the flames, too. Will we ever see the end of those?
Forum: Equipment 05-20-2008, 04:45 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 2,696
Posted By Spacerat
In that kind of cold I find handlebar mits are...

In that kind of cold I find handlebar mits are far warmer than anything else. A little Scotch Guard on the outside and they'll keep your hand dry too. These are not the ones I use, but you can...
Forum: Road warriors 05-18-2008, 06:49 PM
Replies: 164
Views: 18,677
Posted By Spacerat
+1. I don't get all the OCC bashing, The Ewan and...

+1. I don't get all the OCC bashing, The Ewan and Charlie bashing...these guys haven't hurt anyone and are just doing their thing. Leave it alone.

Harley bashing I get. Keep doing that.
Forum: Face plant 05-18-2008, 06:45 PM
Replies: 60
Views: 6,597
Posted By Spacerat
Some times its just beyond your control. Diesel...

Some times its just beyond your control. Diesel in the road is one of those things that can catch anyone at anytime. Be happy you had gear on.
Forum: Face plant 05-18-2008, 06:42 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 2,874
Posted By Spacerat
I haven't crashed since I first learned to ride,...

I haven't crashed since I first learned to ride, but there was a time when I couldn't afford a bike for a couple of years. The first time I got back on I was terrified. Nothing was famililiar, I...
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