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Forum: Central From Da Nort Woods to the Plane States 07-08-2014, 10:20 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 188
Posted By Sox Fan
Thanks Jon! I will check it out.

Thanks Jon! I will check it out.
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 07-07-2014, 06:00 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 2,477
Posted By Sox Fan
This. A couple of months ago I called a guy...

This.

A couple of months ago I called a guy about a 1098 Ducati he had for sale. When I asked about service records, he said he had a fight with his girlfriend and she threw them out. THAT is...
Forum: Central From Da Nort Woods to the Plane States 07-07-2014, 05:36 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 188
Posted By Sox Fan
Best Arai Dealer in Metro Detroit?

Looking to buy a new full face helmet for the F4 I bought recently. Have been to a few local dealers to look at Arai helmets and have been really frustrated by the experience. No one seems to stock...
Forum: The Garage 05-21-2014, 04:39 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,069
Posted By Sox Fan
Source for machine screw assortment

Looking to buy a big package of assorted metric machine screws/nuts/washers for my workshop. Tired of constantly running to the local hardware store for this and that. Searched eBay and Amazon but it...
Forum: Road warriors 05-12-2014, 04:41 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 630
Posted By Sox Fan
F4

I just joined the F4 club:

http://advrider.com/forums/showthread.php?t=974476
Forum: Road warriors 05-02-2014, 05:36 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 3,648
Posted By Sox Fan
Thanks- I almost bought an Aprillia RSV1000. Just...

Thanks- I almost bought an Aprillia RSV1000. Just thought the F4 was better looking. MVs are kinda the opposite of the BMWs I have mostly owned. BMWs are so purpose built and rational. Not much...
Forum: Road warriors 05-01-2014, 05:24 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 3,648
Posted By Sox Fan
Thanks for the responses everyone. As soon as it...

Thanks for the responses everyone. As soon as it stops raining here, I will take some more pics and post them.
Forum: Road warriors 04-30-2014, 04:01 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 3,648
Posted By Sox Fan
MV Agusta F4 - Arrived today

Figured I would take the plunge and buy a sport bike before I get too old. Was researching Ducatis all winter but never found the right one at the right price. Started thinking about MV Agusta. Crazy...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 12-31-2013, 03:31 PM
Replies: 111
Views: 8,325
Posted By Sox Fan
Life without a cage sounds pretty awesome. Just...

Life without a cage sounds pretty awesome. Just not sure how I would:

-get around in the snow

-transport more than two people at a time

-live without my 335 and my 911. They are fun too.
Forum: Day Trippin' 11-16-2013, 10:12 AM
Replies: 52
Views: 3,432
Posted By Sox Fan
It's a fair point. I guess if you are riding...

It's a fair point. I guess if you are riding technical stuff all day over multiple days, that is different than riding gravel/dirt/fire roads.

Also impressed you can tell I am a poseur based on...
Forum: Day Trippin' 11-15-2013, 01:34 PM
Replies: 52
Views: 3,432
Posted By Sox Fan
Dunno about all this "you have to eat healthy on...

Dunno about all this "you have to eat healthy on a motorcycle trip" stuff.

Are you kidding me?

Motorcycle touring is hard on the body? It isn't like we are running or bicycling across states....
Forum: Central From Da Nort Woods to the Plane States 11-03-2013, 10:08 AM
Replies: 716
Views: 50,332
Posted By Sox Fan
The new tag. Located between the last tag and...

The new tag. Located between the last tag and Dexter on Gregory Rd. Say hi to the Llamas for us! Aplacas? Hairy Michigan camels?

http://wb530.smugmug.com/Cars/Tagorama/i-JDRZBJK/0/M/tag%202-M.jpg
Forum: Central From Da Nort Woods to the Plane States 11-03-2013, 10:04 AM
Replies: 716
Views: 50,332
Posted By Sox Fan
Me and my mate Mike found the skull today. ...

Me and my mate Mike found the skull today.

http://wb530.smugmug.com/Cars/Tagorama/i-BfqggFT/0/M/tag%201-M.jpg
Forum: Day Trippin' 11-02-2013, 11:29 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 5,198
Posted By Sox Fan
Thanks for the report. I did a fly and ride...

Thanks for the report.

I did a fly and ride for three days in DV a couple of years ago with a buddy. Rode to many of the same places. Some great riding. Thanks for reminding me of a great ride.
...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 10-06-2013, 04:41 AM
Replies: 2,737
Views: 746,376
Posted By Sox Fan
Why did I enjoy that as much as I did? :huh

Why did I enjoy that as much as I did?

:huh
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 09-22-2013, 09:17 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 2,425
Posted By Sox Fan
the cost of motorcycle a.d.d.

A lot can be said for buying used bikes. The first two motorcycle I bought were brand new. One I sold after three years and took about a 35% hit over the purchase price and another was five years old...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 09-22-2013, 09:03 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 2,425
Posted By Sox Fan
Only been riding for eight years but I am on my...

Only been riding for eight years but I am on my fifth bike already. No bike does everything. You need to either own 4-5 or find the bike that does your favorite thing well and is OK/tolerable for the...
Forum: Central From Da Nort Woods to the Plane States 09-16-2013, 07:45 PM
Replies: 174
Views: 7,508
Posted By Sox Fan
I may be able to make it. Great idea for a ride.

I may be able to make it. Great idea for a ride.
Forum: Central From Da Nort Woods to the Plane States 09-09-2013, 10:23 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 519
Posted By Sox Fan
Just looked at a house yesterday for sale just a...

Just looked at a house yesterday for sale just a few miles north of Lexington's downtown. Must be only 5-10 minutes from you.
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 09-09-2013, 09:31 AM
Replies: 516
Views: 32,409
Posted By Sox Fan
Your idea of "educating me" is to have me watch...

Your idea of "educating me" is to have me watch some YouTube videos?

I did a bunch of internet searches looking for data on motorcyclists injuring other people and came up with nothing. I am...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 09-08-2013, 05:44 PM
Replies: 516
Views: 32,409
Posted By Sox Fan
um. yes actually. a handful of youtube...

um. yes actually.

a handful of youtube videos isn't exactly what i would call a significant amount of data.
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 09-07-2013, 06:22 PM
Replies: 516
Views: 32,409
Posted By Sox Fan
Common sense theory but I would like to see some...

Common sense theory but I would like to see some statistics.

I can't remember hearing even anecdotal stuff about motorcyclists harming other folks besides themselves.
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 09-07-2013, 10:24 AM
Replies: 516
Views: 32,409
Posted By Sox Fan
meh. motorcyclists having a poor image in...

meh.

motorcyclists having a poor image in the public's eye just doesn't keep me up at night.

is some wholesome image for bikers really important to you?

people riding too fast and doing...
Forum: Central From Da Nort Woods to the Plane States 09-07-2013, 10:18 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 519
Posted By Sox Fan
Thumb area of Michigan - ADV?

Mrs Sox Fan and I are kicking around the idea of buying a weekend/vacation home in the Thumb - probably Lexington/Port Sanilac area. If we do, I am thinking of maybe buying a second motorbike and...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 08-28-2013, 05:58 PM
Replies: 96
Views: 8,970
Posted By Sox Fan
This thread makes me want to take a whole summer...

This thread makes me want to take a whole summer off and ride all over the country.
Forum: GS Boxers 08-25-2013, 02:59 PM
Replies: 4,382
Views: 660,382
Posted By Sox Fan
Did some maintenance today: Oil and filter ...

Did some maintenance today:

Oil and filter
Trans Oil
Final drive oil
New plugs

44,000 miles and runs like new.
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 08-20-2013, 09:30 PM
Replies: 142
Views: 14,472
Posted By Sox Fan
Pull over. Wait for instructions from...

Pull over.

Wait for instructions from officer.

Admit to nothing.

Be very polite.
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 08-13-2013, 06:28 PM
Replies: 135
Views: 9,047
Posted By Sox Fan
All you in store helmet wearers need to keep up...

All you in store helmet wearers need to keep up the good work.

Not many things make you look like such a dweeb as wearing a motorcycle helmet indoors.

Always cracks me up and always seems to be...
Forum: Road warriors 07-29-2013, 07:50 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,161
Posted By Sox Fan
Well, I put the R90 on the market and it sold in...

Well, I put the R90 on the market and it sold in three days. That was easy!

Giving more and more thought to getting a used Japanese sport bike. Seems to be the most fun for the buck. Always liked...
Forum: Road warriors 07-28-2013, 04:38 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,161
Posted By Sox Fan
I may have contracted Ducati fever. Surfing the...

I may have contracted Ducati fever. Surfing the net, watching/listening to youtube videos. That 998 is looking very tempting. I like the idea of a true sportbike, something with tons of character and...
Forum: Road warriors 07-27-2013, 07:08 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,161
Posted By Sox Fan
That's what I am wondering. What is the most fun...

That's what I am wondering. What is the most fun to ride? Found a 2002 Ducati 998 available locally today. Looks very clean. Had two potential buyers come out and look at the R90 today.

Duc 998...
Forum: Road warriors 07-26-2013, 09:52 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,161
Posted By Sox Fan
R90 vs K1200S vs ?

I know - sounds odd. I have room for two motorcycles in my life right now. Been getting a bit bored with the 76 R90 and have been kicking around the idea of selling it and getting a sport bike. 46...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 07-16-2013, 04:43 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 4,771
Posted By Sox Fan
Hmmm...when I park my 1150GSA in a public place...

Hmmm...when I park my 1150GSA in a public place and put it on the center stand, I never see anyone sitting on it.

Answer: everyone buy bikes too big for the kiddies to climb on!
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 07-15-2013, 02:57 PM
Replies: 130
Views: 13,934
Posted By Sox Fan
Great point! Er, I think......... What did...

Great point! Er, I think.........

What did you just say?
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 07-15-2013, 02:45 PM
Replies: 130
Views: 13,934
Posted By Sox Fan
I generally agree with the replies. That...

I generally agree with the replies.

That being said, riding around with a shirt that says that? Aren't you kinda inviting a response? It's a definite "look at me, give me some attention" gesture....
Forum: GS Boxers 07-14-2013, 06:27 PM
Replies: 112
Views: 9,859
Posted By Sox Fan
I like to do my own maintenance. One reason is it...

I like to do my own maintenance. One reason is it can be a hassle to drop off and pick up the motorbike at the dealer. I wait for a rainy weekend to do my maintenance. I order all my filters, plugs...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 07-03-2013, 08:37 PM
Replies: 1,281
Views: 195,346
Posted By Sox Fan
Yup. The "you don't pay me enough to care"...

Yup.

The "you don't pay me enough to care" approach can get you stuck in low paying jobs for a long time. I don't expect everyone who works in a service industry to be a genius but at minimum be...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 06-27-2013, 07:12 PM
Replies: 4,865
Views: 261,377
Posted By Sox Fan
Well said.

Well said.
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 06-24-2013, 11:14 AM
Replies: 4,865
Views: 261,377
Posted By Sox Fan
Not mad at all. They are really big and can't...

Not mad at all. They are really big and can't really move over to the right.

Pretty amusing how many assumptions people are making in this thread.

Also fascinating how many of you are...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 06-24-2013, 06:22 AM
Replies: 4,865
Views: 261,377
Posted By Sox Fan
No argument here - it's just the side by side...

No argument here - it's just the side by side stuff that i think is unecessary.
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