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Forum: Road warriors 10-10-2014, 05:13 AM
Replies: 8,878
Views: 1,409,433
Posted By ddavidv
As was the price. :evil

As was the price. :evil
Forum: Road warriors 10-08-2014, 05:07 PM
Replies: 8,878
Views: 1,409,433
Posted By ddavidv
Damned enablers, the lot of you. :D Yes, I'd...

Damned enablers, the lot of you. :D
Yes, I'd prefer a pre-owned one. I'm trolling Craigslist regularly. :evil
Forum: Road warriors 10-07-2014, 03:42 PM
Replies: 8,878
Views: 1,409,433
Posted By ddavidv
Someone stop me. ...

Someone stop me.
http://4.bp.blogspot.com/_Er6uHKLKJaI/TCSeKoHXi9I/AAAAAAAAAQg/K4K6-Chxo7A/s1600/Bullet_500_ES.jpg
I've read all the dire warnings and yet...they are just so old school cool. Cheap...
Forum: Road warriors 09-29-2014, 07:38 PM
Replies: 362
Views: 31,585
Posted By ddavidv
Ebersole Powersports in Lebanon (2 RE's, many,...

Ebersole Powersports in Lebanon (2 RE's, many, many pastel covered Vespas and little else) and Kiss Cycles in Pottstown (very cool place to visit--been in business since around 1900).
Forum: Road warriors 09-29-2014, 05:19 AM
Replies: 362
Views: 31,585
Posted By ddavidv
Ever since I first saw one of these and figured...

Ever since I first saw one of these and figured out they were actually new bikes I haven't been able to get them off my radar. For some reason lately that desire has been burning deeper, and I've...
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 06-26-2014, 05:07 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 951
Posted By ddavidv
Thanks, guys. I knew I could count on you. ...

Thanks, guys. I knew I could count on you.

We are not going into DC proper, just a direct line to Mt Vernon (Though I may add Old Town Alexandria to the day). I've been to DC a few times but never...
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 06-25-2014, 03:58 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 951
Posted By ddavidv
Question DC traffic/Mt Vernon info requested

The missus and I are going to do a day trip to Mt. Vernon within the next month. Coming from PA, we'll have to go around Baltimore on the beltway and then 295 down into Alexandria and so on. What I'm...
Forum: Northeast - Greater Flugistan and home of the carpet baggers. 06-01-2014, 05:21 AM
Replies: 1,703
Views: 108,334
Posted By ddavidv
Ball-busting goes with the game, especially for...

Ball-busting goes with the game, especially for noobs. :D
Forum: Northeast - Greater Flugistan and home of the carpet baggers. 04-13-2014, 04:09 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 246
Posted By ddavidv
Laugh Volunteer instructors needed for teen driving school, Manheim, PA June 7-8

I find myself with the job of volunteer instructor coordinator for the B.R.A.K.E.S. http://www.putonthebrakes.com/ teen driving school. The local Lions Club has funded this for the last two years...
Forum: Northeast - Greater Flugistan and home of the carpet baggers. 04-13-2014, 06:10 AM
Replies: 723
Views: 45,106
Posted By ddavidv
I think it's time to create an award for the guy...

I think it's time to create an award for the guy who rides the most inappropriate bike on our little tour:...
Forum: Northeast - Greater Flugistan and home of the carpet baggers. 04-11-2014, 03:47 PM
Replies: 723
Views: 45,106
Posted By ddavidv
Gee, I hope the bike starts. Haven't ridden it...

Gee, I hope the bike starts. Haven't ridden it since November. :rofl
Forum: Northeast - Greater Flugistan and home of the carpet baggers. 04-08-2014, 04:32 AM
Replies: 723
Views: 45,106
Posted By ddavidv
Address clarification for GPS, Mapquest, etc.... ...

Address clarification for GPS, Mapquest, etc....

22 Old Forge Road, Jonestown, PA

Or, exit 90 off I-81.
Forum: Northeast - Greater Flugistan and home of the carpet baggers. 03-30-2014, 05:21 AM
Replies: 1,703
Views: 108,334
Posted By ddavidv
Got my last two dogs from there. Excellent staff...

Got my last two dogs from there. Excellent staff and a top facility.
Forum: Northeast - Greater Flugistan and home of the carpet baggers. 03-15-2014, 05:33 AM
Replies: 1,703
Views: 108,334
Posted By ddavidv
Hey, we Lancastrians are proud of our inept 15th...

Hey, we Lancastrians are proud of our inept 15th President. Other than Amish Mafia, it's our only real claim to fame. :rofl
Forum: Northeast - Greater Flugistan and home of the carpet baggers. 02-23-2014, 06:07 AM
Replies: 723
Views: 45,106
Posted By ddavidv
Wuss. :lol3 If you want to haul the XL out...

Wuss. :lol3

If you want to haul the XL out and park your truck at my place, you're welcome to do so, though I do worry what that T100 will do to my property value.

Oh, and I suggest you wear a...
Forum: Northeast - Greater Flugistan and home of the carpet baggers. 02-09-2014, 04:57 AM
Replies: 723
Views: 45,106
Posted By ddavidv
An event not to be missed, and my calendar is...

An event not to be missed, and my calendar is thus far open. :clap
Forum: Northeast - Greater Flugistan and home of the carpet baggers. 01-25-2014, 05:03 AM
Replies: 320
Views: 14,731
Posted By ddavidv
Weird...I was just thinking about the spring ride...

Weird...I was just thinking about the spring ride today. Must be from all the snow on the ground. :rofl
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 01-08-2014, 04:39 AM
Replies: 150
Views: 9,627
Posted By ddavidv
Tried to read it (and I'm a big reader) and just...

Tried to read it (and I'm a big reader) and just couldn't. Pirsig vomits words through his typewriter worse than Ayn Rand, and it winds up just being confusing instead of insightful. He could have...
Forum: Equipment 12-21-2013, 12:50 PM
Replies: 214
Views: 23,225
Posted By ddavidv
Question Just on their web site, the only size that comes...

Just on their web site, the only size that comes up is Medium? :huh
Forum: Road warriors 12-14-2013, 07:15 AM
Replies: 101
Views: 12,924
Posted By ddavidv
Thumb Brilliant. Thanks for taking the time to put that...

Brilliant. Thanks for taking the time to put that together.

I've lusted after one of these based on looks alone for several years, but have yet to ride one. Having watched your review, I now know...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 11-08-2013, 05:40 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 2,588
Posted By ddavidv
Agree fully with the OP. I'm wired a little...

Agree fully with the OP. I'm wired a little differently; while I appreciate a good looking bike, it figures into my purchase criteria about 1%. What my brief history of bikes has taught me is that...
Forum: Road warriors 09-22-2013, 05:55 AM
Replies: 3,758
Views: 608,431
Posted By ddavidv
I wish you guys would quit waxing poetic about...

I wish you guys would quit waxing poetic about how great these bikes are. Resale value is holding too high. How is a poor slob like me ever going to justify having one as a second bike?
:bert
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 09-20-2013, 05:14 AM
Replies: 9,892
Views: 2,028,839
Posted By ddavidv
Hmmm...real rider or not? Blue jacket. Red...

Hmmm...real rider or not?
Blue jacket. Red helmet. Black bedliner KLR.
https://lh4.googleusercontent.com/-rbpA8DBZzDg/UEyATfVNqNI/AAAAAAAAAb0/oo-rnXKoDfg/w443-h591-no/photo.JPG
Riding ability not...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 09-17-2013, 05:02 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 4,518
Posted By ddavidv
Had a KLR. Nice machine, same approach as the DR....

Had a KLR. Nice machine, same approach as the DR. But...it will wear on you getting to the dirty stuff.

After much soul searching, I swapped it for a WeeStrom. With a decent set of dirt tires, it...
Forum: Road warriors 09-13-2013, 05:31 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 3,549
Posted By ddavidv
Fixed for ya. Your Pinto is a prime example: ...

Fixed for ya.
Your Pinto is a prime example: you've got a $6000 agreed value policy on it, which is what anyone with something restored, altered or truly weird (a Pinto) should have. Just tossing...
Forum: Road warriors 09-12-2013, 04:39 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 3,549
Posted By ddavidv
No, super genius, they don't have to pay for all...

No, super genius, they don't have to pay for all that extra crap you've bolted to your hooptie if you're the insured. If you're the claimant (other party) then yes.

I'll try to explain this in...
Forum: Road warriors 09-11-2013, 04:46 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 3,549
Posted By ddavidv
Bueller = :crash The business we're in is...

Bueller = :crash

The business we're in is truly a "until you've walked in my shoes, STFU" one. I won't say there isn't a lot wrong with the industry, because there is. But you Keyboard Experts who...
Forum: Road warriors 09-10-2013, 04:41 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 3,549
Posted By ddavidv
One thing you guys need to understand is the...

One thing you guys need to understand is the insurance claim world is largely set up to handle auto claims. Step outside that world of normalcy, and all bets are off.

I've worked in the business...
Forum: Road warriors 09-09-2013, 04:57 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 3,549
Posted By ddavidv
Being an insurance adjuster, posts like the above...

Being an insurance adjuster, posts like the above just give me the warm fuzzies.
:nomystery
Cars/trucks are a different animal than bikes, as my new friend above accurately pointed out. Very little...
Forum: Day Trippin' 08-25-2013, 05:52 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,018
Posted By ddavidv
Thumb Don't get hung up on the photo taking aspect. As...

Don't get hung up on the photo taking aspect. As much as I like doing RR's there are some days the camera just doesn't make it out of the bag. You're riding for YOUR pleasure, not ours.

Also,...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 08-13-2013, 05:17 AM
Replies: 1,281
Views: 204,882
Posted By ddavidv
The owner is just copying the business model of...

The owner is just copying the business model of any number of large corporations. The job I just left paid me well, but I was the oldest remaining guy in my group of 6 and probably made the most. The...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 08-07-2013, 05:11 AM
Replies: 1,281
Views: 204,882
Posted By ddavidv
Was in a dealership yesterday doing some...

Was in a dealership yesterday doing some unrelated business with one of their techs. Afterwards, I wandered into the massive showroom to look at Triumphs, as this dealer had only recently taken them...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 08-06-2013, 04:45 AM
Replies: 9,892
Views: 2,028,839
Posted By ddavidv
Blocking My Way (from my days running my Audi at...

Blocking My Way (from my days running my Audi at race tracks...now I race a BMW and the Porsches are always in my way, so I guess this one isn't really accurate) :lol2
Forum: Day Trippin' 08-04-2013, 03:07 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,264
Posted By ddavidv
When in doubt, gas it. You may want to not...

When in doubt, gas it.

You may want to not get those same tires again when they are worn out. More knobs won't last as long but will be more stable in the rough stuff.

Practice makes perfect....
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 08-03-2013, 12:50 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 2,164
Posted By ddavidv
"Adventure is discomfort recounted at leisure." ...

"Adventure is discomfort recounted at leisure." I read that on this message board somewhere.

Sometimes I go out and have a route planned, GPS armed, etc to visit places that looked good on a map....
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 07-27-2013, 04:25 PM
Replies: 1,281
Views: 204,882
Posted By ddavidv
Laugh Warranty? WTF is that? Thank you, purchasers...

Warranty? WTF is that?

Thank you, purchasers of new bikes, for having them serviced by the book and eating the first few years' depreciation and then selling them to someone like me. I save...
Forum: Northeast - Greater Flugistan and home of the carpet baggers. 07-22-2013, 05:30 AM
Replies: 1,703
Views: 108,334
Posted By ddavidv
Wow, busy day yesterday. :thumb

Wow, busy day yesterday. :thumb
Forum: Day Trippin' 07-21-2013, 09:50 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 832
Posted By ddavidv
Yep, had a KLR and went to the Wee for the same...

Yep, had a KLR and went to the Wee for the same reasons you cite, and am enjoying the power and comfort while losing very little for the off pavement riding I do. They are great bikes.
Forum: Pics, pics, pics... 07-21-2013, 09:39 AM
Replies: 153
Views: 30,468
Posted By ddavidv
https://lh3.googleusercontent.com/-64i3bIeJaHM/Uev...

https://lh3.googleusercontent.com/-64i3bIeJaHM/Uev7KO82_AI/AAAAAAAAAiY/PVcoVEO3W2A/w788-h591-no/DSCN3399.JPG
Peach Bottom, PA (technically the Dorsey Station). Built 1876 and used as a private...
Forum: Northeast - Greater Flugistan and home of the carpet baggers. 07-21-2013, 09:34 AM
Replies: 1,703
Views: 108,334
Posted By ddavidv
Drop ...

Drop
https://lh3.googleusercontent.com/-64i3bIeJaHM/Uev7KO82_AI/AAAAAAAAAiY/PVcoVEO3W2A/w788-h591-no/DSCN3399.JPG
Clue:...
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