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Forum: Ride reports 08-19-2014, 10:38 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 2,128
Posted By DarkRider
I'm in :lurk Enjoy the adventure!

I'm in :lurk

Enjoy the adventure!
Forum: Day Trippin' 10-09-2013, 06:08 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,192
Posted By DarkRider
What is this fall of which you speak? :rofl ...

What is this fall of which you speak? :rofl

Seriously great composition of those pics!! :clap:clap
Forum: Day Trippin' 10-01-2013, 11:05 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 2,755
Posted By DarkRider
I'm going to see if I can finish my contribution...

I'm going to see if I can finish my contribution to this report...but just noticed that while I was posting medium-sized pics, selkins was linking poster-sized. You know, I can see where a person...
Forum: Day Trippin' 10-01-2013, 10:35 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 2,755
Posted By DarkRider
It was a fairly easy "decision tree" for me...

It was a fairly easy "decision tree" for me McRuss. I heard thunder coming out from a fuel stop outside Telluride...last time I took a "oh, let's just go for it...it'll be fine" dirt track with...
Forum: Day Trippin' 09-26-2013, 07:40 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 2,755
Posted By DarkRider
2.5 cents

Bike pr0n time:

http://mcdtx.smugmug.com/photos/i-9xgWMQJ/0/XL/i-9xgWMQJ-XL.jpg

So I had the rest of this post done and lost 1/2 of it...so you get to deal with multiple parts. Stay tuned...
Forum: Day Trippin' 09-26-2013, 07:37 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 2,755
Posted By DarkRider
2 cents

You know selkins, these rides seem to go faster and faster as the years pass...guess it's true of many things in life, but as I've watched the topics of our evening post-ride solving of life's...
Forum: Day Trippin' 09-05-2013, 05:57 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 2,755
Posted By DarkRider
Perhaps some puppy pr0n would help

http://mcdtx.smugmug.com/photos/i-57NC9VW/0/X2/i-57NC9VW-X2.jpg
Forum: Day Trippin' 09-05-2013, 05:54 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 2,755
Posted By DarkRider
Patiently waiting

Enjoying the RR thus far (you got much better pics on your leg), but not much to add until we met up...except for some bugs

http://mcdtx.smugmug.com/photos/i-dT3CLJJ/0/XL/i-dT3CLJJ-XL.jpg
Forum: Ride reports 07-30-2013, 06:35 PM
Replies: 415
Views: 66,805
Posted By DarkRider
Vermin...that's the inmate I kept thinking of as...

Vermin...that's the inmate I kept thinking of as I hit page 3...you're Hunter S Thompson riding a shiny-clean GSA on codeine....keep it up!!
Forum: Ride reports 07-30-2013, 06:27 PM
Replies: 415
Views: 66,805
Posted By DarkRider
Only because you're used to seeing my old...

Only because you're used to seeing my old GSA...this RR is already reminding me of our trip to Moab.

Carry on :clap
Forum: Ride reports 07-30-2013, 06:17 PM
Replies: 415
Views: 66,805
Posted By DarkRider
-1 for not alphabetizing the list :lol3

-1 for not alphabetizing the list :lol3
Forum: Canada 05-14-2013, 07:48 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 1,141
Posted By DarkRider
Gotta love "progress"...oh well, time to wax my...

Gotta love "progress"...oh well, time to wax my water skis... :huh
Forum: Ride reports 02-16-2013, 05:02 PM
Replies: 323
Views: 129,049
Posted By DarkRider
Amazing report Cannonshot - I just got turned on...

Amazing report Cannonshot - I just got turned on to it by a friend as my work may relocate me closer to the area (thank god!). I've been there 4 times - first time with my 70yo dad riding pillion on...
Forum: Beasts 01-23-2013, 08:08 PM
Replies: 4,048
Views: 501,438
Posted By DarkRider
Keep it in 3rd...that seems to fix the "too...

Keep it in 3rd...that seems to fix the "too quiet" part of the stock exhaust...:evil
Forum: Beasts 01-22-2013, 12:10 PM
Replies: 4,048
Views: 501,438
Posted By DarkRider
That Altrider plate looks like it provides much...

That Altrider plate looks like it provides much better oil filter coverage than the Triumph variety, but they won't let me return to the plasma bank to donate for at least another month. :rofl
Forum: Beasts 01-22-2013, 09:30 AM
Replies: 4,048
Views: 501,438
Posted By DarkRider
+1 :clap Are those Barkbuster Storms on your...

+1 :clap

Are those Barkbuster Storms on your XC? Also, that sump/bash plate is gorgeous...haven't seen one like that before - is that custom?
Forum: Beasts 01-20-2013, 11:17 AM
Replies: 4,048
Views: 501,438
Posted By DarkRider
They may not have saved my tibia, but after...

They may not have saved my tibia, but after factoring in the cost of ER, surgery, PT, and travel costs to get my bike from storage in Helena, MT, I'm pretty sure I'd have saved money buying the right...
Forum: Beasts 01-20-2013, 09:52 AM
Replies: 4,048
Views: 501,438
Posted By DarkRider
As someone that was wearing Sidi street boots...

As someone that was wearing Sidi street boots while riding the CDT on my 1150GS Adv, I'd say ante up and get the Sidi Crossfire's...I wish I had before the CDT trip...then I might not have the screws...
Forum: Beasts 01-17-2013, 01:03 PM
Replies: 4,048
Views: 501,438
Posted By DarkRider
:roflThanks fbj913, think I'll try and avoid your...

:roflThanks fbj913, think I'll try and avoid your photo collection for at least a little while. :clap
Forum: Beasts 01-17-2013, 08:29 AM
Replies: 4,048
Views: 501,438
Posted By DarkRider
Thanks. Would anyone have any input on exactly...

Thanks. Would anyone have any input on exactly how useless the stock guards are? Are they basically useless even in a non-moving tip-over? I'm just trying to figure out if it's safe to wait until the...
Forum: Beasts 01-17-2013, 07:42 AM
Replies: 4,048
Views: 501,438
Posted By DarkRider
Thanks fullmonte - I've definitely got...

Thanks fullmonte - I've definitely got Barkbusters on the "next upgrade/farkle" list. I was out in low 40s temps and really missed the hand guards off my 1150. I've also got a set of TT risers on...
Forum: Beasts 01-17-2013, 06:44 AM
Replies: 4,048
Views: 501,438
Posted By DarkRider
I went with 45/38 liters and didn't do the...

I went with 45/38 liters and didn't do the special cut-out set as I didn't want to mess with the exhaust. I'll add a Pelican case up top at some point soon, but the cases look quite adequate compared...
Forum: Beasts 01-17-2013, 05:57 AM
Replies: 4,048
Views: 501,438
Posted By DarkRider
2 cents

Finally got my new XC accessories mounted so figured I'd add my 2 cents on farkles. I basically sold my '02 1150GS Adventure - had spent almost 10yrs tweaking her to what I considered perfection for...
Forum: Beasts 12-25-2012, 07:52 PM
Replies: 4,048
Views: 501,438
Posted By DarkRider
Thanks for the rec - any suggestions on where to...

Thanks for the rec - any suggestions on where to buy?
Forum: Beasts 12-25-2012, 02:44 PM
Replies: 4,048
Views: 501,438
Posted By DarkRider
Riser rec

Ok, I've got 400 miles on the clock of the new XC and have a question. Is there a consensus on the best handlebar risers for the XC (obviously to the extent consensus is possible on advrider :rofl)?...
Forum: Beasts 12-15-2012, 10:04 AM
Replies: 4,048
Views: 501,438
Posted By DarkRider
How waterproof are they? Rain cover required?

How waterproof are they? Rain cover required?
Forum: Beasts 12-14-2012, 06:41 AM
Replies: 4,048
Views: 501,438
Posted By DarkRider
Why not just run Hyper Lights on back?

Why not just run Hyper Lights on back?
Forum: Beasts 12-12-2012, 06:20 AM
Replies: 4,048
Views: 501,438
Posted By DarkRider
Tank bag question

I'm about to take delivery on an 800XC and have a question for current owners on tank bags. Aerostich is having a sale today (12/12 sale) and I'd been looking at the Ortlieb Waterproof tank bag. Was...
Forum: Ride reports 11-11-2012, 03:06 PM
Replies: 104
Views: 31,082
Posted By DarkRider
No mas Mexico for me...heard from Joel that one...

No mas Mexico for me...heard from Joel that one touring co returned with bullet holes in their bikes.

We never made it to Zion...and I need to show you Idaho.
Forum: Ride reports 11-08-2012, 09:58 AM
Replies: 104
Views: 31,082
Posted By DarkRider
So where next? :evil

So where next? :evil
Forum: Ride reports 10-14-2012, 07:47 AM
Replies: 104
Views: 31,082
Posted By DarkRider
Beacon of manhood? Dude that's a title reserved...

Beacon of manhood? Dude that's a title reserved for 1150GSA riders...:lol3

But seriously, amazingly well done RR! :clap:clap
Forum: Ride reports 09-30-2012, 05:48 PM
Replies: 104
Views: 31,082
Posted By DarkRider
You can't be close to finished yet are you? I'm...

You can't be close to finished yet are you? I'm expecting at least another 20-30 entries. :clap
Forum: Ride reports 09-29-2012, 11:52 AM
Replies: 104
Views: 31,082
Posted By DarkRider
Now your bike will never fall apart - it's got...

Now your bike will never fall apart - it's got all that great muck holding it together! :rofl
Forum: Ride reports 09-23-2012, 06:58 PM
Replies: 104
Views: 31,082
Posted By DarkRider
Yup - living up to the expectations! :clap

Yup - living up to the expectations! :clap
Forum: Ride reports 09-20-2012, 06:48 PM
Replies: 104
Views: 31,082
Posted By DarkRider
It was never about smartphone vs DSLR...it was...

It was never about smartphone vs DSLR...it was about crappy point-n-shoot vs smartphone. You've proven quite thoroughly that the sensor size on DSLR is so much larger than PNS that to settle for a...
Forum: Ride reports 09-20-2012, 05:23 PM
Replies: 104
Views: 31,082
Posted By DarkRider
Thanks, bud. BTW, what ever happened to your RR?...

Thanks, bud. BTW, what ever happened to your RR? Inquiring minds want to know. :ear[/QUOTE]

One of these days, I'll get motivated and finish it off. I'm just so stinkin' jealous of your photo...
Forum: Ride reports 09-20-2012, 09:20 AM
Replies: 104
Views: 31,082
Posted By DarkRider
:clap:clap

:clap:clap
Forum: Ride reports 09-17-2012, 07:13 AM
Replies: 104
Views: 31,082
Posted By DarkRider
Oh yeah!!! :clap Although all those pics...

Oh yeah!!! :clap

Although all those pics would look sooo much better with a bumble-bee GS sitting next to yours. :freaky
Forum: Ride reports 09-14-2012, 08:19 AM
Replies: 104
Views: 31,082
Posted By DarkRider
Knowing your preferences, Darkrider, I suspect...

Knowing your preferences, Darkrider, I suspect you meant Sarah, not Sandy.[/QUOTE]


Ah, the joys of posting too late at night...and editing the next morning :rofl
Forum: Ride reports 09-13-2012, 08:50 PM
Replies: 104
Views: 31,082
Posted By DarkRider
I'll take a DSLR...and Sarah...NOW :evil

I'll take a DSLR...and Sarah...NOW :evil
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