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Forum: Airheads 10-19-2014, 08:05 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 845
Posted By manybike
OMG bought a R100GS

Bought a R100GS with incomplete maintenance records...sight unseen.

Okay...I do occasionally drink too much. But I do know the seller (not his original bike)

Anyway..40k miles...
Pics look...
Forum: Ride reports 10-10-2014, 12:07 PM
Replies: 480
Views: 94,940
Posted By manybike
Back on topic......I must say that this is the...

Back on topic......I must say that this is the best un-ride report I have ever read.
Laughed by bag off at many of the posts.
Very well done.
Forum: Ride reports 10-10-2014, 10:24 AM
Replies: 480
Views: 94,940
Posted By manybike
I know we are getting off topic but...I have to...

I know we are getting off topic but...I have to agree with you dedave. I do not own a HD due I am not into cruisers, but my brother rides HD.
You are bang on when you say they know how to treat a...
Forum: Ride reports 10-09-2014, 02:49 PM
Replies: 480
Views: 94,940
Posted By manybike
Thanks Yellowknife I also live in Canada and am...

Thanks Yellowknife
I also live in Canada and am watching with interest.
I used to have a 650 Dakar. Great bike and I really had no issues with it in 60k km of riding.
However...the water pumps on...
Forum: Ride reports 10-09-2014, 12:08 PM
Replies: 480
Views: 94,940
Posted By manybike
Wow..you got a job with a bike shop in Antarctica...

Wow..you got a job with a bike shop in Antarctica !:lol3
Great thread by the way. I have owned 6 different BMW's with no huge issues but you do have to be diligent on your maintenance. My Versys on...
Forum: Orange Crush 10-07-2014, 10:19 PM
Replies: 56
Views: 16,265
Posted By manybike
Reviving an old thread I went Jap two years...

Reviving an old thread

I went Jap two years ago...what has it cost me?....oil changes.

Do I miss my Duc and my BMW...yes...very much so.

However....I still ride and am having a blast at way...
Forum: Equipment 10-07-2014, 08:13 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,529
Posted By manybike
In a humid climate...thats pretty dang cold !

In a humid climate...thats pretty dang cold !
Forum: Equipment 10-07-2014, 06:46 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,529
Posted By manybike
I had a Shorai in my 650 Dakar. Went for two...

I had a Shorai in my 650 Dakar.
Went for two years with no issues. Sold the bike with the Shorai in it and am actually regretting doing that.

Cold temps? I live in Canada and it cranked my 650...
Forum: Equipment 10-07-2014, 11:29 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 5,577
Posted By manybike
The PO of my bike must have done the gearing...

The PO of my bike must have done the gearing change as mine sits at 6k at 80 mph.
I have been on the Versys site, it is refreshing to have a bike with no major maintenance issues. So far I have...
Forum: Equipment 10-06-2014, 06:54 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 5,577
Posted By manybike
I hear ya. I did wear the helmet in the store...

I hear ya.
I did wear the helmet in the store for about 20 minutes. It is actually comfortable for about an hour then it begins to hurt.

I was working on it today with the rounded end of a screw...
Forum: Equipment 10-06-2014, 12:24 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 5,577
Posted By manybike
Reviving an old thread here. I am also having...

Reviving an old thread here.
I am also having trouble breaking the helmet in. After about 2 hours it feels like someone is boring a hole in my forehead...very uncomfortable.

The helmet is fairly...
Forum: Airheads 10-05-2014, 09:45 PM
Replies: 315
Views: 67,518
Posted By manybike
very nice PD. I just bought a 92 R100GS. Will...

very nice PD.
I just bought a 92 R100GS. Will post photos when I get it.
Forum: Airheads 09-24-2014, 10:35 AM
Replies: 186
Views: 29,982
Posted By manybike
Not real familiar with old airheads...but...what...

Not real familiar with old airheads...but...what is holding up the seat on this bike??
Forum: Ride reports 09-17-2014, 02:22 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,991
Posted By manybike
Looks like a fairly eclectic group in the photo. ...

Looks like a fairly eclectic group in the photo.
Is that a Ural side car rig in the group?
Forum: Ride reports 09-16-2014, 10:02 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,991
Posted By manybike
:lurk Still subscribed. Sold my 650 Dakar...

:lurk

Still subscribed.
Sold my 650 Dakar and bought a Versys this summer....plan to use my WR250X as my off roader but plan to do some back road dirt type riding on the Versys...or my newly...
Forum: Australia 09-08-2014, 11:09 PM
Replies: 598
Views: 29,938
Posted By manybike
John G What kind of transplant?

John G
What kind of transplant?
Forum: Australia 08-14-2014, 10:21 PM
Replies: 598
Views: 29,938
Posted By manybike
Good advice Stujamer I have started to lose...

Good advice Stujamer

I have started to lose some pounds.
Started snacking on veggies, fruit etc. cut out chips and stuff.

Still glad I quit !
Forum: Australia 08-04-2014, 08:45 AM
Replies: 598
Views: 29,938
Posted By manybike
Yep, I gained 12 lbs, having a bitch of a time...

Yep, I gained 12 lbs, having a bitch of a time getting rid of it. I do miss being slimmer. They say you lose the weight after a year...NOT!
Forum: Australia 06-11-2014, 10:47 PM
Replies: 598
Views: 29,938
Posted By manybike
Good job edge. I sure do notice how much more...

Good job edge.
I sure do notice how much more money I seem to have.
Forum: Australia 06-03-2014, 10:17 PM
Replies: 598
Views: 29,938
Posted By manybike
1 1/2 years without a smoke....! Still miss it...

1 1/2 years without a smoke....!
Still miss it sometimes though
Forum: Australia 03-10-2014, 12:57 PM
Replies: 598
Views: 29,938
Posted By manybike
Glad to hear that your wife is doing better. ...

Glad to hear that your wife is doing better.
Cheers
Forum: Australia 03-10-2014, 12:53 PM
Replies: 598
Views: 29,938
Posted By manybike
Great to see the thread still going ! ...

Great to see the thread still going !

Anyway, I am now 1 year and 4 months smoke free.

Yesterday I bought a used WR250X complete with a second set of SM Pro dirt wheels, only 2100 miles on the...
Forum: Ride reports 02-26-2014, 12:46 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 4,271
Posted By manybike
:lurk

:lurk
Forum: Thumpers 01-30-2014, 06:02 PM
Replies: 1,276
Views: 239,985
Posted By manybike
Yep, the sliding dollar could add a considerable...

Yep, the sliding dollar could add a considerable amount.
I looked at the bike in Calgary this week. I really like it but the currency issue could scrub the whole deal. $12k yes, $13k or more…no.
...
Forum: Thumpers 01-30-2014, 05:53 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,112
Posted By manybike
Whoops…I tried a search but didn't get bugger all...

Whoops…I tried a search but didn't get bugger all for a hit.
Must have typed in the wrong stuff…that's my story and I'm sticking to it.
Forum: Thumpers 01-29-2014, 03:45 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,112
Posted By manybike
CCM 450 enduro

Just went to an open house event for the CCM 450 dual purpose.

Me want…me want now.
Nice bike, has anyone out there ridden one?

http://www.ccm-motorcycles.com
Forum: Ride reports 11-29-2013, 10:16 AM
Replies: 56
Views: 7,741
Posted By manybike
Thanks for sharing from Canada. This is now at...

Thanks for sharing from Canada.
This is now at the top of my bucket list
Forum: Australia 11-28-2013, 09:58 AM
Replies: 598
Views: 29,938
Posted By manybike
JohnG...you still there? How is your wife?,...

JohnG...you still there?

How is your wife?, hope all is well.
Forum: Trials 11-27-2013, 10:45 PM
Replies: 156
Views: 55,896
Posted By manybike
The Ossa explorer just went on sale here,...

The Ossa explorer just went on sale here, (Alberta Canada)

$6500 cad, not a bad price, going to look tomorrow.
Forum: Australia 11-22-2013, 12:46 PM
Replies: 598
Views: 29,938
Posted By manybike
Forgot to mention...I also have over $2000.00 in...

Forgot to mention...I also have over $2000.00 in my smoke money tin !

Farkles here we come :clap
Forum: Australia 11-21-2013, 09:14 PM
Replies: 598
Views: 29,938
Posted By manybike
Today is the day! One year smoke free. ...

Today is the day!
One year smoke free.

Should add a few more years of riding..hopefully
Forum: Australia 11-21-2013, 09:12 PM
Replies: 598
Views: 29,938
Posted By manybike
What a bad way for your parents to go…I am glad I...

What a bad way for your parents to go…I am glad I never had to go through that with my Mom and Dad.
Forum: Australia 11-21-2013, 09:08 PM
Replies: 598
Views: 29,938
Posted By manybike
Hey SloMo…2 weeks, your are over the worst. I...

Hey SloMo…2 weeks, your are over the worst.
I found that after week 3 it got way easier.

Hang in there…it's worth it, keep us posted.
Forum: Australia 11-15-2013, 09:25 PM
Replies: 598
Views: 29,938
Posted By manybike
Hey all In 6 days it will be 1 year without...

Hey all

In 6 days it will be 1 year without a smoke for me !

Yeeha !
Forum: Australia 08-08-2013, 07:21 AM
Replies: 598
Views: 29,938
Posted By manybike
Good for you! Hey, even if it's your 10th try...

Good for you!
Hey, even if it's your 10th try it is worth it. If you give in...simply try again.
Forum: Australia 08-08-2013, 07:18 AM
Replies: 598
Views: 29,938
Posted By manybike
How much did you gain? I have never had trouble...

How much did you gain?
I have never had trouble keeping weight down, since I quit (9 months now) the extra weight is proving to be almost impossible to get rid of.
I have had the same pair of...
Forum: Australia 07-31-2013, 09:29 PM
Replies: 598
Views: 29,938
Posted By manybike
That's the only issue I'm dealing with, gained 12...

That's the only issue I'm dealing with, gained 12 lbs and having a bitch of a time getting rid of it.
Forum: Australia 07-07-2013, 07:39 AM
Replies: 598
Views: 29,938
Posted By manybike
This is how I did it. I started by not having a...

This is how I did it. I started by not having a smoke between 8 at night and 8 in the morning, I wanted to see if I could go 12 hours without. (pick your times)
After getting used to that I thought...
Forum: Australia 07-06-2013, 11:21 PM
Replies: 598
Views: 29,938
Posted By manybike
Hey Moyston, I thought it would be impossible to...

Hey Moyston, I thought it would be impossible to quit. I was actually scared to even try. It's really not that hard, just give it a try, if you fail..try again.

What really prompted me was...
Forum: Australia 07-04-2013, 01:39 PM
Replies: 598
Views: 29,938
Posted By manybike
Update Now just about 8 months without a...

Update

Now just about 8 months without a smoke !! yikes.
The odd time I still think about it but not often.

JohnG....how is your wife coming along? hope all is well and getting better.
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