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Forum: The Garage Today, 12:39 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 701
Posted By MWValley
thanks for your input!

Much obliged fellow inmates. I've been installing chains for almost four decades. So logically, I'm baffled by a retailer's "tech guy" that is telling me I don't know what I'm talking about.

I...
Forum: Northeast - Greater Flugistan and home of the carpet baggers. Yesterday, 06:40 PM
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Views: 3,053,223
Posted By MWValley
Ah ha! So it's not Evan's Notch. It's Evans...

Ah ha! So it's not Evan's Notch. It's Evans Notch. :eek1 Who knew? I guess you did!

I should have suspected as much because it makes me cringe when people say, "Tuckerman's Ravine". There...
Forum: Northeast - Greater Flugistan and home of the carpet baggers. Yesterday, 04:44 PM
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Views: 3,053,223
Posted By MWValley
Hooning on 113

Ah yes Mr. Richard! The One-One-Three. I love that road.

Glad you like it.

I still want to know who is Evan. And what exactly did he notch?
Forum: Northeast - Greater Flugistan and home of the carpet baggers. Yesterday, 03:56 PM
Replies: 48,582
Views: 3,053,223
Posted By MWValley
A classic Maine lunch

Burned up a tank of V-Strom gas today, to get an epic Maine lunch of fried seafood. When I told 'em I'd come over 100 miles to eat lunch at their place, they brought out the owner! She thanked me...
Forum: The Garage 05-22-2015, 05:44 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 701
Posted By MWValley
O-Ring Chain Grease Packet

OK, I want to know what you think. I've been working on motorcycles for 39 years. Some people say I am really good at it but that's not the question here.

I recently bought a house brand o-ring...
Forum: Northeast - Greater Flugistan and home of the carpet baggers. 05-18-2015, 07:29 PM
Replies: 48,582
Views: 3,053,223
Posted By MWValley
The orange trailer is open?! Oh yes. Very, very...

The orange trailer is open?! Oh yes. Very, very good brisket I'm here to say. The only beef brisket I ever had that was better, was in Durango Colorado, so I'd say the trailer dudes in Bethel are...
Forum: Northeast - Greater Flugistan and home of the carpet baggers. 05-13-2015, 09:49 AM
Replies: 48,582
Views: 3,053,223
Posted By MWValley
Dear Mr. Grumpy Old Bastard, Only three...

Dear Mr. Grumpy Old Bastard,

Only three million views and fifty thousand posts? Probably not a very good idea after all. :evil:evil:evil:evil:evil:evil:evil

Way to go! This thread has...
Forum: Northeast - Greater Flugistan and home of the carpet baggers. 05-12-2015, 08:16 AM
Replies: 365
Views: 42,229
Posted By MWValley
extreme northern NH info

Info is greatly appreciated. My daughter and her husband bought a "camp" upta Pittsburg last fall so I've got a place to stay up there. It's not fancy but it's a small building sitting on some...
Forum: Northeast - Greater Flugistan and home of the carpet baggers. 05-05-2015, 11:59 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 201
Posted By MWValley
The BMW might belong to Paul Graves, the director...

The BMW might belong to Paul Graves, the director of the VT rider training program. I think he's a Beemer guy. In any event he's a very nice guy. I've met him several times and think he's top notch.
Forum: Road warriors 05-05-2015, 05:19 AM
Replies: 1,028
Views: 219,804
Posted By MWValley
The method I use, (right or not) is to look up...

The method I use, (right or not) is to look up the correct filter for both bikes on a reliable application table. See if the part numbers are the same.

I just looked up an ST 1300 oil filter and...
Forum: Northeast - Greater Flugistan and home of the carpet baggers. 05-04-2015, 03:16 PM
Replies: 48,582
Views: 3,053,223
Posted By MWValley
If you really want people to throw keys at you, I...

If you really want people to throw keys at you, I suspect they'd just do it regardless. They wouldn't let you use those keys but they'd still throw them. :D
Forum: Northeast - Greater Flugistan and home of the carpet baggers. 05-02-2015, 04:01 PM
Replies: 48,582
Views: 3,053,223
Posted By MWValley
The pleasure was all mine, bro! Anybody who'll...

The pleasure was all mine, bro! Anybody who'll let me ride their KLR and then buy me lunch at Frye's Store is OK with me. :clap

In addition, just between you and me, some of the customers were...
Forum: Northeast - Greater Flugistan and home of the carpet baggers. 04-29-2015, 07:03 AM
Replies: 48,582
Views: 3,053,223
Posted By MWValley
Rich, If you want a zillion-piece...

Rich,

If you want a zillion-piece woodworking project, that's easy! I've got a big gas-powered chipper. I'll bring it up and you can stuff the wood of your choice into it! :D

I'll hook it...
Forum: Northeast - Greater Flugistan and home of the carpet baggers. 04-28-2015, 07:05 PM
Replies: 48,582
Views: 3,053,223
Posted By MWValley
PC800 goes on the block,... sniff, sniff.

I should have seen this coming but I honestly didn't. Once I get them all fixed up, stem to stern, I need another project. I think I need at least one bike in a zillion pieces at all times.

...
Forum: Road warriors 04-28-2015, 04:55 PM
Replies: 1,028
Views: 219,804
Posted By MWValley
Refurbished PC800 sadly must go on the block...

I spent all winter refurbishing my PC800 but due to circumstances, I've made the hard decision to sell it. Sure now the work's all done. Things work out that way sometimes. And I understand it's...
Forum: Northeast - Greater Flugistan and home of the carpet baggers. 04-27-2015, 03:13 PM
Replies: 48,582
Views: 3,053,223
Posted By MWValley
Yes Rich, you should buy it soon before the price...

Yes Rich, you should buy it soon before the price doubles. It always does!
Forum: Northeast - Greater Flugistan and home of the carpet baggers. 04-27-2015, 02:36 PM
Replies: 48,582
Views: 3,053,223
Posted By MWValley
Don't get me wrong, I'm grousing right with you. ...

Don't get me wrong, I'm grousing right with you. I agree 100%.

I made the comment about being able to buy ten gallons of gas for washing dishes for an hour because you could never do that now....
Forum: Northeast - Greater Flugistan and home of the carpet baggers. 04-27-2015, 02:21 PM
Replies: 48,582
Views: 3,053,223
Posted By MWValley
A single-cylinder, 400cc Japanese (non-exotic)...

A single-cylinder, 400cc Japanese (non-exotic) enduro bike costs $7,000 currently, so yes, fork oil and two inner tubes will hit you for fifty bucks. It seems like a lot of money I suspect, because...
Forum: Northeast - Greater Flugistan and home of the carpet baggers. 04-27-2015, 11:02 AM
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Views: 3,053,223
Posted By MWValley
DR-Z street legal model

Rich
GLWS!

And speaking of selling and buying, what would any of you pay for a nice DR-Z 400S (if you wanted one of course)? My sense of value has been grossly distorted as my last used bike...
Forum: Ride reports 04-24-2015, 09:18 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 7,259
Posted By MWValley
plate needed

This answer is 2 years late but yes. You need to be highway legal. These are mostly town-owned maintained or unmaintained, public roads.
Forum: Northeast - Greater Flugistan and home of the carpet baggers. 04-23-2015, 09:40 AM
Replies: 48,582
Views: 3,053,223
Posted By MWValley
thanks!

Thanks that's a cool image. "Unstable Rider". Is that from too many cases of beer? Or from bad tires and notched steering bearings? When I got my PC it suffered big time from the latter. And...
Forum: Road warriors 04-23-2015, 09:32 AM
Replies: 1,028
Views: 219,804
Posted By MWValley
Does anyone know if you can still get carb kits...

Does anyone know if you can still get carb kits for the PC? I think I remember someone telling me they're NLA. What to do?
Forum: Road warriors 04-23-2015, 09:24 AM
Replies: 1,028
Views: 219,804
Posted By MWValley
I covered the area where I wanted to cut with...

I covered the area where I wanted to cut with masking tape. Made my cut line with a Sharpie on a string to get a decent arc. Then repeatedly scored the line with a Dremel tool. Makes very short...
Forum: Road warriors 04-23-2015, 09:21 AM
Replies: 1,028
Views: 219,804
Posted By MWValley
That is the OEM Honda windscreen cut down to...

That is the OEM Honda windscreen cut down to about one half its original height. I polished the cut edges a bit but it was easy to cover the edge with the SA-Engineering windshield molding stuff.
...
Forum: Road warriors 04-23-2015, 09:18 AM
Replies: 1,028
Views: 219,804
Posted By MWValley
Yes the sticker is pretty damn funny. Buy them...

Yes the sticker is pretty damn funny. Buy them on eBay for 2 bucks. They look totally stock too.

"Supremely practical". That's very, very well-said. I'll use that term again if you don't mind. ...
Forum: Northeast - Greater Flugistan and home of the carpet baggers. 04-06-2015, 05:05 AM
Replies: 48,582
Views: 3,053,223
Posted By MWValley
Mud? What mud?

OK, which one of you yahoos was out tearin' up muddy gravel roads in New Hampton, New Hampster? The Union Leader caught you in the act.
...
Forum: Northeast - Greater Flugistan and home of the carpet baggers. 04-03-2015, 06:44 AM
Replies: 48,582
Views: 3,053,223
Posted By MWValley
Whitehorse Gear

I'd like to sincerely thank all of you for the kind words about the team at WHG. It means more than you might know. I am going to forward all of your comments to my cohorts with whom I am proud to...
Forum: Northeast - Greater Flugistan and home of the carpet baggers. 04-03-2015, 06:33 AM
Replies: 48,582
Views: 3,053,223
Posted By MWValley
Have you tried clearing the seal? Got a piece of...

Have you tried clearing the seal? Got a piece of 35mm photo film?
Forum: Northeast - Greater Flugistan and home of the carpet baggers. 04-02-2015, 04:55 PM
Replies: 48,582
Views: 3,053,223
Posted By MWValley
Sucks ass

Yes it does suck ass, my good man. It did for a long time but now it's finally not my problem. I can't completely tell you how good that feels, even though it wasn't easy to get to this point.
...
Forum: Northeast - Greater Flugistan and home of the carpet baggers. 04-02-2015, 04:25 PM
Replies: 48,582
Views: 3,053,223
Posted By MWValley
Whitehorse Gear cancels open house, no surprise there.

Here's the real bottom line why there will be no Whitehorse Gear open house in 2015:

They don't have enough experienced people left to pull it off.

(I know this because I worked there for...
Forum: Northeast - Greater Flugistan and home of the carpet baggers. 04-02-2015, 11:50 AM
Replies: 48,582
Views: 3,053,223
Posted By MWValley
Pathetic Coast 800

EC, is there nothing that escapes your notice?!
Thanks for the tip. I voted.

And for whatever it's worth I recently took my first Pathetic Coast post-refurbishment test ride. Friggin'...
Forum: Old's Cool 04-02-2015, 11:35 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,793
Posted By MWValley
Sure!

Sure, why not? I've wanted one of these since I saw a white one in 1989. Finally got one a few months ago. After many, many hours of refurbishment it's a whole better beast. I recently took my...
Forum: Northeast - Greater Flugistan and home of the carpet baggers. 03-31-2015, 05:01 PM
Replies: 48,582
Views: 3,053,223
Posted By MWValley
You want to buy a Girl Scout?! Wow, you guys are...

You want to buy a Girl Scout?! Wow, you guys are really creepy. :D
Forum: Northeast - Greater Flugistan and home of the carpet baggers. 03-31-2015, 04:58 PM
Replies: 48,582
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Posted By MWValley
Works well for me too. Married exactly 31 years...

Works well for me too. Married exactly 31 years as of this very day.
Forum: Day Trippin' 03-31-2015, 07:37 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 653
Posted By MWValley
It does not bode well. And here in the Northeast...

It does not bode well. And here in the Northeast when we're usually watching flowers pop out of the ground, we've still got feet of snow on the ground and very cold weather. It's the most reluctant...
Forum: Northeast - Greater Flugistan and home of the carpet baggers. 03-30-2015, 06:35 AM
Replies: 48,582
Views: 3,053,223
Posted By MWValley
Gaerne Trials Boots, just in case you were ever interested in them...

I have no financial interest in BikeBandit.com whatsoever, but I happened to see they are having a (one day?) sale on Gaerne boots.

When I spent a dozen years as an outfitter, there was not a...
Forum: Northeast - Greater Flugistan and home of the carpet baggers. 03-30-2015, 06:25 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,103
Posted By MWValley
Birch Bend MotoLodge

I don't know about a campground but this place is right where you're talking about and it's owned by inmates. Bec and Mike are awesome and truly passionate motorcyclists.

http://www.birchbend.com/
Forum: Northeast - Greater Flugistan and home of the carpet baggers. 03-24-2015, 07:44 PM
Replies: 48,582
Views: 3,053,223
Posted By MWValley
Christ oh shit, Chumley! That's one serious...

Christ oh shit, Chumley! That's one serious motorscooter you got theah! Yessuh.

(In my best Maine accent...)
Forum: Northeast - Greater Flugistan and home of the carpet baggers. 03-20-2015, 05:25 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,014
Posted By MWValley
When the snow melts and the ground dries some,...

When the snow melts and the ground dries some, hit northern NH and Western ME. There's so much unmaintained town roads and similar to ride you'll never find it all. The entire state of VT is...
Forum: Northeast - Greater Flugistan and home of the carpet baggers. 03-20-2015, 05:21 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,103
Posted By MWValley
+2 on Bear Notch and Hurricane Mountain Road. ...

+2 on Bear Notch and Hurricane Mountain Road.

Consider the Kancamagus (Kank-Ah-MAW-Gus) Highway at least to or from the height of land, Bear Notch Road, and Hurricane Mountain Road worked into the...
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