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Forum: Thumpers 06-29-2015, 06:05 PM
Replies: 2,249
Views: 395,529
Posted By slidefighter
World class response, Derek. Thanks very much. ...

World class response, Derek. Thanks very much. My bike is a 2001 but with low miles (maybe 4,000 or so). Like a lot of people, I typically have more than one bike, sometimes more than two. Not...
Forum: Thumpers 06-29-2015, 07:13 AM
Replies: 2,249
Views: 395,529
Posted By slidefighter
640 Duke Leaks Fuel

Guys: I've searched (poorly apparently) and can't find anything on this one. My Duke has never been apart; it now leaks fuel from the overflow tube when the engine is not running and the fuel cock...
Forum: Epic Ride Reports 06-24-2015, 04:49 PM
Replies: 213
Views: 32,226
Posted By slidefighter
It wasn't just that, I was not enjoying the...

It wasn't just that, I was not enjoying the effort necessary to find food and lodging without prearrangements---sounds a bit silly but it was a major hassle some days. I've refigured my plans for...
Forum: Epic Ride Reports 06-21-2015, 01:56 PM
Replies: 213
Views: 32,226
Posted By slidefighter
My wife taped all of the IoM TT races for me and...

My wife taped all of the IoM TT races for me and I've been able to watch them all since I got back. It was really interesting to see all the places from the racers perspective that I had ridden...
Forum: Epic Ride Reports 06-19-2015, 06:42 AM
Replies: 213
Views: 32,226
Posted By slidefighter
Thanks for checking in everyone. It was...

Thanks for checking in everyone. It was certainly an interesting adventure even if there were components of it I didn't like. Interesting comment about stopping at the first place you find after...
Forum: Epic Ride Reports 06-18-2015, 07:27 AM
Replies: 213
Views: 32,226
Posted By slidefighter
Didcot, England: End of the journey

Well, things have changed! But more on that in a minute. Got some work done on the 690 including a new front tire with a somewhat less aggressive tread pattern. The front knobby was wearing pretty...
Forum: Epic Ride Reports 06-14-2015, 01:37 PM
Replies: 213
Views: 32,226
Posted By slidefighter
Litchfield, England: National Memorial Arboretum/ 14 June, 2015

Had a terrific time with my friends Mark and Lorraine Hawthorne at their beautiful new home in Wales, especially with the opportunity to meet much of Mark’s family yesterday at the barbecue they...
Forum: Epic Ride Reports 06-14-2015, 12:37 AM
Replies: 213
Views: 32,226
Posted By slidefighter
Thanks, Ice... I like it too, great bike for many...

Thanks, Ice... I like it too, great bike for many different kinds of trips. Maybe a little more off road oriented for this trip than necessary but I was planning on more of that kind of riding down...
Forum: Epic Ride Reports 06-12-2015, 08:13 AM
Replies: 213
Views: 32,226
Posted By slidefighter
Mizzou: That's because I bailed off of the major...

Mizzou: That's because I bailed off of the major roads for the day! And, of course, because I usually wait for cars to go by before I take a picture. Sometimes takes awhile but not very often up in...
Forum: Thumpers 06-12-2015, 07:16 AM
Replies: 23,382
Views: 2,966,606
Posted By slidefighter
A Shot In The Dark

This is something of a 'hope for the best' email; I'm on my 690 touring Europe. Shipped it over to Dublin and have been on it for only a week now (it was very late). Anyway, I had talked with Rally...
Forum: Epic Ride Reports 06-12-2015, 02:16 AM
Replies: 213
Views: 32,226
Posted By slidefighter
North Wales: 10 June, 2015

Beautiful day in the north of Wales; great day for a ride. Didn’t get away until late but it was definitely worth it. Had a general plan of where I wanted to go, but as always I ended up just...
Forum: Epic Ride Reports 06-11-2015, 12:22 AM
Replies: 213
Views: 32,226
Posted By slidefighter
Thanks for the information and encouragement,...

Thanks for the information and encouragement, guys. Even a first reply ever---I'm honored--and yes, three bikes sounds about right to me! Road: Yes, the Rocket needs some TLC in the form of some...
Forum: Epic Ride Reports 06-10-2015, 12:13 PM
Replies: 213
Views: 32,226
Posted By slidefighter
North Wales: Day ride/ 10 June, 2015

Well damn! I’ve been so used to jumping out of the car and just shooting whatever new vista appeared in the windscreen for the last several weeks, I completely forgot to pose my shots with the 690...
Forum: Epic Ride Reports 06-10-2015, 11:27 AM
Replies: 213
Views: 32,226
Posted By slidefighter
Thanks everyone, nice to be back on two...

Thanks everyone, nice to be back on two wheels---I appreciate the welcome and the enthusiasm! Rode a lot of miles today west and south of Chester (about 10 miles south of Liverpool---in a straight...
Forum: Epic Ride Reports 06-10-2015, 02:03 AM
Replies: 213
Views: 32,226
Posted By slidefighter
Dublin to Wales: 8 June, 2015

Finally picked up my bike and am headed out with it. First thing that was obvious was that, as I expected, and as everyone says to expect—-I have way too much “stuff”. Came over from Dublin to...
Forum: Epic Ride Reports 06-08-2015, 10:51 AM
Replies: 213
Views: 32,226
Posted By slidefighter
Dublin: The wait is over/ 8 June, 2015

Everyone: With the exception of my iPod and this MacBook, everything I have with a battery is dead right now (including my camera). I only have one plug/converter that works in this part of Europe,...
Forum: Epic Ride Reports 06-08-2015, 12:15 AM
Replies: 213
Views: 32,226
Posted By slidefighter
I need to mention too, that my Spanish "fence...

I need to mention too, that my Spanish "fence buddies" from a few days ago, emailed me wanting to drop by. Mark, as he always does, said of course, so over they came---six of them in all! Mark and...
Forum: Epic Ride Reports 06-07-2015, 03:16 PM
Replies: 213
Views: 32,226
Posted By slidefighter
Isle of Man: RST Superbike race and back to Ireland/ 7 June, 2015

Finally, some good weather and light winds at the same time! After a three minute delay due to a spectator sliding off a hill and onto the course (not so hard to do as you might think), they were...
Forum: Epic Ride Reports 06-06-2015, 08:10 AM
Replies: 213
Views: 32,226
Posted By slidefighter
Isle of Man: Glen Duff/ 6 June, 2015

Gosh, it's great to hear from everyone. I feel like you are all along for the ride; keeps me motivated to at least try to keep it interesting. To be fair, I had no idea the IoM would be this...
Forum: Epic Ride Reports 06-06-2015, 03:10 AM
Replies: 213
Views: 32,226
Posted By slidefighter
Isle of Man: Ramsey, Maugold, Laxey and the last TT practice/ 5 June, 2015

Into Ramsey for a look around. Ramsey is the top right corner of the course, right on the east coast. Here the riders finish with the particularly rough surface of the (east-west) northern leg and...
Forum: Epic Ride Reports 06-05-2015, 02:00 AM
Replies: 213
Views: 32,226
Posted By slidefighter
Isle of Man: Peel and the southwest/ 4 June, 2015

Headed out the back way so I could see how to get back without intersecting the “course”. I was under the mistaken idea that the roads were closing in the morning which would mean if I was on the...
Forum: Epic Ride Reports 06-05-2015, 12:54 AM
Replies: 213
Views: 32,226
Posted By slidefighter
Hey, thanks guys...it's great to get such...

Hey, thanks guys...it's great to get such positive and helpful feedback. I'm typing away this morning looking at the sun trying to come out. Hopefully, it's going to be another great day. ...
Forum: Epic Ride Reports 06-04-2015, 02:22 AM
Replies: 213
Views: 32,226
Posted By slidefighter
Isle of Man: Around the north and TT Practice/ 3 June, 2015

Have had to change my routine a little since the wonderful people I’m staying with are off each morning for work and their son, home from college, is enjoying his summer. This gives me the...
Forum: Epic Ride Reports 06-03-2015, 01:59 AM
Replies: 213
Views: 32,226
Posted By slidefighter
Isle of Man: Practice day and a tour of the island/ 2 June, 2015

As it turns out, the weather I mentioned we had on Monday, was the worst winds in over 30 years on the island and apparently the worst ever for the month of June. The people at the various...
Forum: Epic Ride Reports 06-02-2015, 03:44 PM
Replies: 213
Views: 32,226
Posted By slidefighter
Justin: You buy the ticket and I'll pay for it...

Justin: You buy the ticket and I'll pay for it and hope that you win! Win or lose, you're always welcome!

Great time today touring the island, the paddock again, and watching practice from the...
Forum: Epic Ride Reports 06-02-2015, 01:54 AM
Replies: 213
Views: 32,226
Posted By slidefighter
Isle of Man: 1 June, 2015

The Isle of Man is a beautiful and to be fair, quite similar to Ireland (naturally enough!). The weather on arrival as I mentioned was not good and then later in the afternoon a serious storm blew...
Forum: Epic Ride Reports 06-01-2015, 03:31 PM
Replies: 213
Views: 32,226
Posted By slidefighter
Isle of Man: 1 June, 2015

Flew into Douglas, Isle of Man, this morning. Met by my friend and dropped off at the start/finish line and paddock area. Today was to have been a practice day, but the weather went bonkers. At my...
Forum: Epic Ride Reports 05-31-2015, 12:10 PM
Replies: 213
Views: 32,226
Posted By slidefighter
Dave: Take heart. Plastic or not, you have WAY...

Dave: Take heart. Plastic or not, you have WAY better weather. Trust me on that, or better yet, come see for yourself!


Lee...
Forum: Epic Ride Reports 05-31-2015, 11:54 AM
Replies: 213
Views: 32,226
Posted By slidefighter
Ireland: Howth/ 31 May, 2015

I’m going to take the comments (above) on my pictures as a vote for the new size and will continue with them until I hear otherwise. For RoadRider: I bought a Nikon D3300 specifically for this...
Forum: Epic Ride Reports 05-31-2015, 04:33 AM
Replies: 213
Views: 32,226
Posted By slidefighter
Ireland: Portmarnock/ 31 May, 2015

J-Jeff: I'll get to work on that fifth star as soon as I get back from the IoM. Honestly, I can't wait! Looking forward to re-meeting my Northern Ireland friends there too. I see that the mighty...
Forum: Epic Ride Reports 05-30-2015, 04:29 PM
Replies: 213
Views: 32,226
Posted By slidefighter
Four Stars?

Hey, all of a sudden, I have four stars! When did that happen?

Thanks to all those who jumped in!


Lee...
Forum: Epic Ride Reports 05-30-2015, 10:16 AM
Replies: 213
Views: 32,226
Posted By slidefighter
Dublin: Walking, Dublin’s Greens, Dublin’s streets/ 30 May, 2015

Walked for miles today, in part because I missed two different buses by seconds. Walked to the train station but the ticket office was closed (Saturday). Found out you can still get on the train,...
Forum: Epic Ride Reports 05-30-2015, 10:11 AM
Replies: 213
Views: 32,226
Posted By slidefighter
Thanks, E-John...I'm flattered you've jumped...

Thanks, E-John...I'm flattered you've jumped aboard---and before breakfast too!

Hope to keep it interesting!


Lee...
Forum: Epic Ride Reports 05-29-2015, 02:13 PM
Replies: 213
Views: 32,226
Posted By slidefighter
Dublin: Museum Tour/ 27, 28, and 29 May, 2015

In an effort to catch up, I’m just going to pile a bunch of pictures together along with the museum or something to identify where they were taken. Dublin has a rich assortment of museums,...
Forum: Epic Ride Reports 05-29-2015, 12:52 PM
Replies: 213
Views: 32,226
Posted By slidefighter
Dublin: May 27/28, 2015

The Spire: The ‘center of Dublin’. I was told that if you’ re meeting someone in Dublin you may well be told to “meet me at the Spire”
...
Forum: Epic Ride Reports 05-29-2015, 10:51 AM
Replies: 213
Views: 32,226
Posted By slidefighter
Thanks, Iceman... moved B&B's, might have a bit...

Thanks, Iceman... moved B&B's, might have a bit more luck tonight with the internet. Cobh was definitely special, a quaint little town with a lot of history. A little spooky to still be able to...
Forum: Epic Ride Reports 05-28-2015, 02:26 PM
Replies: 213
Views: 32,226
Posted By slidefighter
Cashel to Dublin: May 25 and 26, 2015

Shrines like these are all over Ireland; this one I thought quite interesting but with moments of great connectivity and then hours of none, I’ve had no time to look this person up. I was touched by...
Forum: Epic Ride Reports 05-28-2015, 12:20 AM
Replies: 213
Views: 32,226
Posted By slidefighter
Jim: It looks to me as if everything is fully...

Jim: It looks to me as if everything is fully set up for the bikes arrival tomorrow. Fingers crossed, but the team at the receiving shippers seem to have their game together and apparently my...
Forum: Epic Ride Reports 05-26-2015, 01:16 PM
Replies: 213
Views: 32,226
Posted By slidefighter
Auldublinr: Thanks for the comments! I'm in...

Auldublinr: Thanks for the comments! I'm in Dublin now and this is the second B&B in a row with poor internet. I picked this one and committed to four days here on the promise that theirs was up...
Forum: Epic Ride Reports 05-24-2015, 12:19 PM
Replies: 213
Views: 32,226
Posted By slidefighter
Ireland: Cobh and inland/ 24 May, 2015

One of the great sources of information to travelers I have found, is the local wisdom available through the owners of the B&B’s I’ve stayed at. This morning I learned that the next town west from...
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