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Forum: Northeast - Greater Flugistan and home of the carpet baggers. 07-21-2014, 02:04 PM
Replies: 44,474
Views: 2,550,303
Posted By techgeek
how they roll in the rockies...

This guy wanted something to eat up the highway miles, but something that he could still take in the trails. He reached a different compromise than most of us:
...
Forum: Road warriors 07-17-2014, 06:09 PM
Replies: 1,133
Views: 166,158
Posted By techgeek
my girlfriend hates being on the back of mine. ...

my girlfriend hates being on the back of mine. she says it rides way too hard and hurts if the road is anything but smooth. (which is never around here)

so I leave the tail hump on and take the...
Forum: GS Boxers 07-17-2014, 06:06 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,928
Posted By techgeek
love mine!

Love mine.. it's a hoot to drive, looks awesome in person.

suspension is pretty rough compared to my GSA, but it handles like a dream and goes like a bandit.

:clap
Forum: Northeast - Greater Flugistan and home of the carpet baggers. 07-17-2014, 05:32 PM
Replies: 44,474
Views: 2,550,303
Posted By techgeek
if you're REALLY bored...

<iframe src="//www.youtube.com/embed/n9AVUgTBupM?feature=player_detailpage" allowfullscreen="" frameborder="0" height="360" width="640"></iframe>
:huh
Forum: Northeast - Greater Flugistan and home of the carpet baggers. 07-16-2014, 02:44 PM
Replies: 4,690
Views: 432,966
Posted By techgeek
that'd be almost as funny as "COWSHIT CORNER!" ...

that'd be almost as funny as "COWSHIT CORNER!"

:rofl
Forum: Thumpers 07-12-2014, 10:18 PM
Replies: 97,570
Views: 18,522,580
Posted By techgeek
one way around it is to use two diodes like this...

one way around it is to use two diodes like this in this kit:

http://www.kuryakyn.com/products/719/diode-kit


or, i suppose, you could try to jam two leds into the blinker indicator housing.. ...
Forum: GS Boxers 07-09-2014, 09:08 PM
Replies: 73
Views: 6,709
Posted By techgeek
love my gsa

after owning my r1200gsa for 7 years, I noticed a little oil on the garage floor under it, presumably from the rear main seal.. a call to the dealer said it'd be about $800 if they did the job.
...
Forum: Northeast - Greater Flugistan and home of the carpet baggers. 06-30-2014, 09:47 PM
Replies: 44,474
Views: 2,550,303
Posted By techgeek
anyone need a couple cheapo tire gauges?

not bad.. 2 for $4 shipped..

SharkStores (http://www.sharkstores.com/family/2-pack-slime-shock-proof-dial-tire-gauges-with-super-magnetic-back-and-bleeder-valves/103424) has 2-Pack Slime Super...
Forum: Thumpers 06-24-2014, 12:49 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,073
Posted By techgeek
size matters..

I'm only 6'4" and I have a DR650, a Super Tenere, and a GSA..

The GSA is the most comfortable for my height, but also the priciest. It hasn't given me any mechanical issues whatsoever in 8 years...
Forum: Northeast - Greater Flugistan and home of the carpet baggers. 06-12-2014, 10:27 AM
Replies: 44,474
Views: 2,550,303
Posted By techgeek
who will be the first?

anyone have one of these yet?

http://www.ridenuviz.com/#intro

:eek1
Forum: Northeast - Greater Flugistan and home of the carpet baggers. 06-06-2014, 10:42 AM
Replies: 44,474
Views: 2,550,303
Posted By techgeek
The harbor freight lift is $299 with coupon.. ...

The harbor freight lift is $299 with coupon.. they also have the standard momtorcycle/ATV jack in steel or aluminum which goes on sale for as low as $59.. I think both are great values.

I just...
Forum: Northeast - Greater Flugistan and home of the carpet baggers. 05-31-2014, 10:01 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 329
Posted By techgeek
scenic place for lobster

this place is a little off the beaten path, but it has a great view, some tasty lobster, and TONS of great riding in the surrounding areas:

http://www.watermansbeachlobster.com/

There are a few...
Forum: Northeast - Greater Flugistan and home of the carpet baggers. 05-31-2014, 09:55 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 430
Posted By techgeek
Anyone from Boston or the surrounding area want...

Anyone from Boston or the surrounding area want to plan a fun, meandering route out there?
Forum: Northeast - Greater Flugistan and home of the carpet baggers. 05-30-2014, 04:52 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 430
Posted By techgeek
2014 Color in the Catskills

So Hunter Mountain is advertising it as October 4-5th this year.

Who's going? :evil

I had a blast last year.. Hope to see some familiar faces! :clap

Thanks in advance to Hunter and...
Forum: GPS Tracks - Northeast, Southeast & Florida 05-30-2014, 04:50 PM
Replies: 527
Views: 92,466
Posted By techgeek
Anyone make it out to the trail recently? how...

Anyone make it out to the trail recently? how were the conditions?

thinking of doing some of the more northern bits on Saturday.

I loaded the .gpx onto my phone that was at the beginning of...
Forum: Northeast - Greater Flugistan and home of the carpet baggers. 05-30-2014, 02:23 PM
Replies: 44,474
Views: 2,550,303
Posted By techgeek
is that for emphasis or did you miss when I...

is that for emphasis or did you miss when I posted the same link earlier?
Forum: Northeast - Greater Flugistan and home of the carpet baggers. 05-30-2014, 07:16 AM
Replies: 44,474
Views: 2,550,303
Posted By techgeek
I wish that was the case for me.. with their...

I wish that was the case for me.. with their windows up and them distracted by their phones, radios, screaming babies, etc, the puny stock horn doesn't seem to be loud enough to really grab their...
Forum: Northeast - Greater Flugistan and home of the carpet baggers. 05-30-2014, 06:33 AM
Replies: 44,474
Views: 2,550,303
Posted By techgeek
try one of these: ...

try one of these:

http://www.twistedthrottle.com/stebel-nautilus-compact-dual-tone-motorcycle-air-horn-12-volt-139-db-black-or-chrome

they're loud enough to wake the dead and much easier to...
Forum: Northeast - Greater Flugistan and home of the carpet baggers. 05-29-2014, 08:23 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 572
Posted By techgeek
my vote..

how about hurricane mountain road in NH?

I find it fun as hell, but it tends to make me do silly things.

Like scrape parts of the bike. Or find it defying gravity. :lobby
Forum: Northeast - Greater Flugistan and home of the carpet baggers. 05-28-2014, 06:59 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,132
Posted By techgeek
two thumbs up for max

I drive out of state to support Max's dealership, even though I have another 10 minutes from me.

They go the extra mile and I like to support a dealer who will do that. It seems that dealerships...
Forum: Northeast - Greater Flugistan and home of the carpet baggers. 05-27-2014, 09:32 PM
Replies: 175
Views: 14,429
Posted By techgeek
care to share the route you have thus far? I...

care to share the route you have thus far? I would love to check it out and contribute if I can!

thanks!
Forum: Northeast - Greater Flugistan and home of the carpet baggers. 05-21-2014, 02:45 PM
Replies: 44,474
Views: 2,550,303
Posted By techgeek
That looks very promising!!

That looks very promising!!
Forum: Northeast - Greater Flugistan and home of the carpet baggers. 05-16-2014, 07:32 PM
Replies: 172
Views: 8,073
Posted By techgeek
that's a bummer.. how long did you run it like...

that's a bummer.. how long did you run it like that?

I have done the same thing myself.. fun as hell until you realize the level's above your intake, and then it's too late!

"this might have...
Forum: GS Boxers 05-06-2014, 09:09 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 893
Posted By techgeek
funny..

I thought I was the only one that waited so long..

I just dropped my GSA off this past weekend for the same recall work, when I went to pick up my new R NineT!
Forum: GS Boxers 05-04-2014, 04:58 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 4,604
Posted By techgeek
I tried the full bore M40s..

I tried them on my R1200GSA.. twice.

first rear failed around 4000 miles.. tread blocks just started flying off the tire. worked OK up until then.

talked to the rep, who was very nice and...
Forum: Equipment 04-29-2014, 07:50 PM
Replies: 81
Views: 15,961
Posted By techgeek
i was in driving rain and temperatures in the 30s...

i was in driving rain and temperatures in the 30s and warm and dry.. sometimes you get what you pay for, and some times people pay too much for a name.

i'm not saying this gear is as good as...
Forum: Northeast - Greater Flugistan and home of the carpet baggers. 04-29-2014, 07:08 AM
Replies: 44,474
Views: 2,550,303
Posted By techgeek
congrats on the new bike CJ! it looks like a...

congrats on the new bike CJ! it looks like a sweet ride and a lot of fun!

Did you find a buyer for the DR?
Forum: Northeast - Greater Flugistan and home of the carpet baggers. 04-27-2014, 09:07 AM
Replies: 44,474
Views: 2,550,303
Posted By techgeek
At this point, I'm keeping it.. Although I did go...

At this point, I'm keeping it.. Although I did go to the KTM dealership and discuss how much cash it'd take to leave her there and bring home an 1190 Adventure R..

I keep lusting after new bikes,...
Forum: Equipment 04-26-2014, 08:10 PM
Replies: 81
Views: 15,961
Posted By techgeek
update on explorer set

so, I got a chance to try out the explorer jacket and pants on a 3500 mile ride in temperatures that ranged from 30s to 90F, as well as heavy winds and driving rains.

Verdict?

They kept me...
Forum: Northeast - Greater Flugistan and home of the carpet baggers. 04-26-2014, 07:55 PM
Replies: 44,474
Views: 2,550,303
Posted By techgeek
off to starbucks..

after heading up to Lubec over the summer, I got the itch to ride to the NSEW extremes of the country on the bike.. while some might argue what constitutes each extreme, I picked a couple based on...
Forum: Parallel Universe 04-26-2014, 07:03 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 4,532
Posted By techgeek
pic of damage

here's a pic of the tire.. could have been ugly!!

whatever I saved on the tire, I quickly lost when it took out the mudflap..

http://stonehammer.no-ip.biz/images/M40.jpg
Forum: Parallel Universe 04-26-2014, 03:36 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 4,532
Posted By techgeek
full bore M40 update

I have to retract anything nice I've said about the full bore M40s.. my second attempt with them resulted in even worse results.. the rear tire completely disintegrated AGAIN with about a thousand...
Forum: Northeast - Greater Flugistan and home of the carpet baggers. 04-16-2014, 01:33 PM
Replies: 44,474
Views: 2,550,303
Posted By techgeek
a conundrum

so I went to one of the local ktm dealers, and I offered my DR650 and my Super Tenere in trade on an 1190 Adventure R...

am I nuts for even considering it?
Forum: Pacific Northwet - Where it's green. And wet. 04-16-2014, 01:09 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 815
Posted By techgeek
you sure you don't mean Scarborough, Maine...

you sure you don't mean
Scarborough, Maine (http://www.scarboroughmaine.org/)

in the real portland?
Forum: Northeast - Greater Flugistan and home of the carpet baggers. 04-15-2014, 02:52 PM
Replies: 44,474
Views: 2,550,303
Posted By techgeek
Hmm, Wonder what kind of manual I'll get.. UPS...

Hmm, Wonder what kind of manual I'll get.. UPS says it'll be here the day after tomorrow...
Forum: Northeast - Greater Flugistan and home of the carpet baggers. 04-14-2014, 06:05 PM
Replies: 44,474
Views: 2,550,303
Posted By techgeek
unfortunately, they sold so quickly that they...

unfortunately, they sold so quickly that they sold out shortly after I posted that link.. my order confirmation shows as completed but I don't have a tracking number yet.. if it actually shows up...
Forum: Northeast - Greater Flugistan and home of the carpet baggers. 04-14-2014, 10:25 AM
Replies: 44,474
Views: 2,550,303
Posted By techgeek
anyone need a cheap helmet?

Not sure how good they are but I saw these hi-viz helmets being blown out for cheap:

http://www.bikebandit.com/gmax-gm54s-modular-motorcycle-helmet#tabtop

$27-39 depending on sized. Seems like...
Forum: Thumpers 04-11-2014, 02:40 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 259
Posted By techgeek
nice!

that thing looks mint!!
Forum: Thumpers 04-10-2014, 08:07 PM
Replies: 97,570
Views: 18,522,580
Posted By techgeek
torque wrench

have you seen the HF digital torque adapter?

http://www.harborfreight.com/digital-torue-adapter-68283.html


turns any ratchet into a torque wrench and reviews say it's more accurate than...
Forum: Thumpers 04-01-2014, 10:15 PM
Replies: 97,570
Views: 18,522,580
Posted By techgeek
that's a sw-motech skid plate. i'd call or email...

that's a sw-motech skid plate. i'd call or email twisted throttle and see if they can order the replacement for you.. otherwise I think you'd have to go right to sw-motech in germany.. or make one...
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