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Forum: Road warriors 07-22-2014, 07:44 PM
Replies: 7,627
Views: 1,125,525
Posted By NateLePain
A dedicated street bike and a dedicated dirt bike...

A dedicated street bike and a dedicated dirt bike w/ a supermoto wheel set is what I'm shooting for. My problem is I've ridden the snot out of a BMW F650GS and now don't know to do with it. It...
Forum: Tejas and the Gulf States 07-22-2014, 11:16 AM
Replies: 84,084
Views: 3,905,210
Posted By NateLePain
Your mower might be faster. Does it have a drink...

Your mower might be faster. Does it have a drink holder? :1drink

nlp
Forum: Tejas and the Gulf States 07-22-2014, 11:15 AM
Replies: 84,084
Views: 3,905,210
Posted By NateLePain
I tie off on 4 points, using strap loops and then...

I tie off on 4 points, using strap loops and then ratchet straps. I secure the front wheel with a strap to keep it from twisting right or left. I don't see the need to compress the forks very much,...
Forum: Tejas and the Gulf States 07-22-2014, 09:02 AM
Replies: 84,084
Views: 3,905,210
Posted By NateLePain
I'm not sure if I know the proper way but... ...

I'm not sure if I know the proper way but...

I use a set like this. http://www.amazon.com/Ratchet-Motorcycle-Tie-down-strap-set/dp/B004I63YT6

If you don't have a wheel chock, use a strap to...
Forum: Tejas and the Gulf States 07-22-2014, 08:33 AM
Replies: 84,084
Views: 3,905,210
Posted By NateLePain
I wish someone had showed me how to properly load...

I wish someone had showed me how to properly load and tie-down a bike, for transport, instead of having to learn the hard way. A lot of damage can be in done, with a misplaced strapped.

To pile...
Forum: Tejas and the Gulf States 07-21-2014, 11:40 AM
Replies: 2,531
Views: 132,282
Posted By NateLePain
Couldn't make this camp/ride but I did sneak out...

Couldn't make this camp/ride but I did sneak out and say hi, on Friday evening. Below are a few pics, I took, along the way, Friday night. I hit a small Boxer pup, on the way home. Caught him with...
Forum: Tejas and the Gulf States 07-18-2014, 02:56 PM
Replies: 84,084
Views: 3,905,210
Posted By NateLePain
I guess now we know why you're not riding the...

I guess now we know why you're not riding the KTM.

nlp
Forum: Tejas and the Gulf States 07-18-2014, 11:06 AM
Replies: 84,084
Views: 3,905,210
Posted By NateLePain
I have a trailer with smallish tires that's...

I have a trailer with smallish tires that's hauled my Triumph to TX and AL, this year. You're welcome to it. I also have a hitch hauler for a dirt bike, that you're welcome to use.

thx...nlp
Forum: Tejas and the Gulf States 07-10-2014, 09:51 PM
Replies: 8,542
Views: 638,566
Posted By NateLePain
Wallace Bridge ...

Wallace Bridge

http://bridgehunter.com/ar/perry/wallace/

http://6fifty.smugmug.com/Other/07-10-14-Lake-Sylvia-Preride/i-H8mQgWx/0/O/P7034768.jpg
Forum: Road warriors 07-08-2014, 11:57 AM
Replies: 1,077
Views: 237,803
Posted By NateLePain
That doesn't sound like a bad price, not...

That doesn't sound like a bad price, not excellent but not too high. I've bargained on bikes with basic suspension before and every time I've later wished I hadn't. I like the new FZ09 but I...
Forum: Road warriors 07-08-2014, 11:44 AM
Replies: 1,077
Views: 237,803
Posted By NateLePain
I commute 40miles round trip and have the option...

I commute 40miles round trip and have the option to either free way speeds or tight twisties. :clap I generally take the twisties as speeds north of 70 are too easy to reach and put my DL at risk....
Forum: Beasts 07-07-2014, 11:20 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,371
Posted By NateLePain
IMO, the CB500X with knobbies and a skid plate...

IMO, the CB500X with knobbies and a skid plate would go any where my '06 F650GS has gone. Put in some heavy weight fork oil, if the suspension is too soft. If I had to make a choice today, I'd...
Forum: Tejas and the Gulf States 06-30-2014, 08:55 PM
Replies: 8,542
Views: 638,566
Posted By NateLePain
Thanks for the vid Charlie. I believe that cave...

Thanks for the vid Charlie. I believe that cave is called Saltpeter Caver, aka Jessie James cave(because a 1939 movie about Jessie James was filmed there). I spent most summer weekends camping,...
Forum: Beasts 06-30-2014, 01:40 PM
Replies: 73
Views: 4,291
Posted By NateLePain
Saw this article yesterday. ...

Saw this article yesterday.

http://www.cycleworld.com/2014/03/31/bmw-r1200gs-vs-ktm-1190-adventure-vs-suzuki-v-strom-1000-abs-comparison-test-review-photos-specifications/

Enjoy your search......
Forum: Beasts 06-30-2014, 01:25 PM
Replies: 73
Views: 4,291
Posted By NateLePain
Sat on the new Strom at Barber / AMA races last...

Sat on the new Strom at Barber / AMA races last week. Suzuki was offering test rides but I didn't sign up for one, as I'm not in the market right now. I'm 5' 11", 205lbs and the VStrom fit me, much...
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 06-26-2014, 07:54 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 818
Posted By NateLePain
I was there last weekend and stayed in Trussville...

I was there last weekend and stayed in Trussville at the Comfort Suites. I was glad to be at Barber during the races as, the museum bikes, all start looking the same.

It sure was hot and the...
Forum: Road warriors 06-25-2014, 12:15 PM
Replies: 411
Views: 25,942
Posted By NateLePain
For the record, I'm in favor of E-bikes and hope...

For the record, I'm in favor of E-bikes and hope to commute on one, some day. But...

I do not for one minute believe that HD will succeed with this venture. In fact, I expect Matt Levatich to be...
Forum: Road warriors 06-24-2014, 07:41 AM
Replies: 411
Views: 25,942
Posted By NateLePain
You may be right. I think I'm underestimating...

You may be right. I think I'm underestimating the muchisima of the EV crowd. Each Livewire should come with a leather Harley Davidson stun-gun holster. Stun gun sold seperately.
...
Forum: Road warriors 06-23-2014, 05:16 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,408
Posted By NateLePain
You better test ride the Guzzi before you buy it....

You better test ride the Guzzi before you buy it. I test rode my share of bikes and then waited until the perfect one came along. It was love at first sight. I sent a love note with a $500 deposit,...
Forum: Road warriors 06-23-2014, 09:42 AM
Replies: 411
Views: 25,942
Posted By NateLePain
I admired a lot of Harley Davidson motorcycles,...

I admired a lot of Harley Davidson motorcycles, this weekend at the Superbike Classic / Barber Motorsports.

When I saw the Eric Buell Racing truck, my first thought was..."Not Electric". :lol3...
Forum: Tejas and the Gulf States 06-23-2014, 09:07 AM
Replies: 84,084
Views: 3,905,210
Posted By NateLePain
This was the first time I've ever been to a...

This was the first time I've ever been to a motorcycle race, of any sort and it was way better than I could have ever planned.

3 Street Triple R's, 2-Up @ Barber, Ernie Vigil, Nick Brocha and...
Forum: Tejas and the Gulf States 06-22-2014, 08:55 PM
Replies: 84,084
Views: 3,905,210
Posted By NateLePain
I took the family to Barber, Friday and came home...

I took the family to Barber, Friday and came home early this morning. I'll put together a ride report soon but until then, In short, we went to the Barber Museum as guests of Haas Equipment. This...
Forum: Tejas and the Gulf States 06-22-2014, 08:47 PM
Replies: 84,084
Views: 3,905,210
Posted By NateLePain
Sorry to hear about the accidents and hope/pray...

Sorry to hear about the accidents and hope/pray everyone heals quickly.

nlp
Forum: Road warriors 06-19-2014, 10:55 AM
Replies: 411
Views: 25,942
Posted By NateLePain
Already been done and it gets rave reviews on...

Already been done and it gets rave reviews on Amazon.

http://ecx.images-amazon.com/images/I/51OIFaS33JL.jpg

nlp
Forum: Road warriors 06-19-2014, 09:41 AM
Replies: 411
Views: 25,942
Posted By NateLePain
We just need an image of Billy-Badass(old white...

We just need an image of Billy-Badass(old white guys) plugging in his Livewire, along side the Walmart Scooter-Cart.

HD had a bike the will do the 1/4 mile in 4 seconds but wouldn't support it...
Forum: Road warriors 06-19-2014, 09:15 AM
Replies: 411
Views: 25,942
Posted By NateLePain
New pictures from Harley Davidson... The test...

New pictures from Harley Davidson... The test riders look like they're having a blast...:ricky

nlp
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Forum: Road warriors 06-19-2014, 08:34 AM
Replies: 411
Views: 25,942
Posted By NateLePain
:rofl nlp

:rofl

nlp
Forum: Tejas and the Gulf States 06-13-2014, 06:47 PM
Replies: 84,084
Views: 3,905,210
Posted By NateLePain
Not exactly sure what the Amtrack Exhibit in...

Not exactly sure what the Amtrack Exhibit in Springdale is all about but I'll be in town tomorrow visiting my mom for her birthday and she wants to go take a look.
...
Forum: GPS 101 - Which GPS For Me 06-11-2014, 04:52 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,452
Posted By NateLePain
I haven't tried a Bluetooth mic yet because I...

I haven't tried a Bluetooth mic yet because I don't have one. I just Bluetooth headphones. I guess I'm reluctant to the idea of receiving a phone call while I'm riding but I'm researching which...
Forum: Tejas and the Gulf States 06-10-2014, 06:35 PM
Replies: 84,084
Views: 3,905,210
Posted By NateLePain
+1 nlp

+1

nlp
Forum: Tejas and the Gulf States 06-10-2014, 06:25 PM
Replies: 84,084
Views: 3,905,210
Posted By NateLePain
This video is using an App called Camera ICS....

This video is using an App called Camera ICS. 1080P and the audio source switched to microphone from camcorder. No more wind noise. No hippie chicks, either.

<iframe width="560" height="315"...
Forum: GPS 101 - Which GPS For Me 06-10-2014, 06:19 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,452
Posted By NateLePain
This video is using an App called Camera ICS. ...

This video is using an App called Camera ICS. 1080P and the audio source switched to microphone from camcorder. No more wind noise.

http://youtu.be/KxB2IlgefdE

nlp
Forum: Beasts 06-10-2014, 11:51 AM
Replies: 47
Views: 7,172
Posted By NateLePain
To me, it looks like a tidied up XR1200X. I...

To me, it looks like a tidied up XR1200X.

I hope it's a great success.

nlp
Forum: Face plant 06-09-2014, 06:31 PM
Replies: 343
Views: 44,875
Posted By NateLePain
Thank you for sharing your story. I'm sorry for...

Thank you for sharing your story. I'm sorry for your pain and the family's loss. Heal quick.

nlp
Forum: Beasts 06-06-2014, 09:44 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 966
Posted By NateLePain
I picked up some bad gas, a year ago and ended up...

I picked up some bad gas, a year ago and ended up pumping the full fuel tank and adding new. Stranded about 1 mile from the station. Late for work, trailored home, etc...

On another note, I've...
Forum: Tejas and the Gulf States 06-06-2014, 01:40 PM
Replies: 84,084
Views: 3,905,210
Posted By NateLePain
Didn't see any get back whips... Bunch a...

Didn't see any get back whips...

Bunch a posers.

nlp
Forum: Tejas and the Gulf States 06-06-2014, 09:59 AM
Replies: 84,084
Views: 3,905,210
Posted By NateLePain
...Very nice Magoo... WKUWIZ, the guy...

...Very nice Magoo...

WKUWIZ, the guy responsible for the F650 maintenance videos is Flash412 (http://www.advrider.com/forums/member.php?u=3007). He was giving his videos away, via DVD and...
Forum: Tejas and the Gulf States 06-06-2014, 06:26 AM
Replies: 84,084
Views: 3,905,210
Posted By NateLePain
I recently bought a IP68(waterproof, dust proof,...

I recently bought a IP68(waterproof, dust proof, shock proof) case for my Galaxy S3. The case came with a chest strap/mount and there are other mounting options. The case also allows for adding...
Forum: Tejas and the Gulf States 06-06-2014, 06:14 AM
Replies: 84,084
Views: 3,905,210
Posted By NateLePain
Vlad, your new KW looks great. I've moved...

Vlad, your new KW looks great.

I've moved our piano, a number of times... Sure glad it's electric. :D

nlp
Forum: Tejas and the Gulf States 06-05-2014, 11:52 AM
Replies: 84,084
Views: 3,905,210
Posted By NateLePain
<iframe width="640" height="360"...

<iframe width="640" height="360" src="//www.youtube.com/embed/rNrPdTBzNn8?rel=0" frameborder="0" allowfullscreen></iframe>
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