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Forum: Ride reports 07-13-2007, 12:52 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 2,145
Posted By FlatTire
Nice report. I'm getting ready to do the same...

Nice report. I'm getting ready to do the same kind of thing for some rides through Utah, although it is not in the area I grew up in. I figure I'll start small and locally then work my way out. Don't...
Forum: Ride reports 06-30-2007, 12:01 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 2,673
Posted By FlatTire
Nice Report. I'm new to the state and have...

Nice Report.

I'm new to the state and have been wondering how much riding was available in that area since my first impression from looking at the Uintas Mountains in the Delorme Topo Gazeteer...
Forum: Thumpers 06-28-2007, 09:12 AM
Replies: 5,796
Views: 1,014,619
Posted By FlatTire
:nod

:nod
Forum: The Rockies It's all downhill from here... 06-25-2007, 06:58 PM
Replies: 79
Views: 4,663
Posted By FlatTire
I want to stress that I'm in no way shape or form...

I want to stress that I'm in no way shape or form an advocate of Accolade, but you guys just keep saying stuff that's contrary to my experience with that place.

When I went down there about 5...
Forum: Thumpers 06-24-2007, 10:32 PM
Replies: 294
Views: 18,698
Posted By FlatTire
Was at a BMW dealership yesterday and there were...

Was at a BMW dealership yesterday and there were two used Dakars sitting there for sale. Wonder why? There was also a used '04 F650GS there until a couple of weeks ago...someone got a hell of a deal....
Forum: The Rockies It's all downhill from here... 06-23-2007, 08:12 PM
Replies: 79
Views: 4,663
Posted By FlatTire
We'll see. Maybe that R&R place will work on my...

We'll see. Maybe that R&R place will work on my Triumph?

So far, I've taken my bike back to Accolade for just the 600 mile service. Their rates were the same, if not very close to what I paid...
Forum: The Rockies It's all downhill from here... 06-23-2007, 04:42 PM
Replies: 79
Views: 4,663
Posted By FlatTire
I'm not necessarily a big fan of Accolade, but I...

I'm not necessarily a big fan of Accolade, but I did buy a bike from them about 5 weeks ago and just picked up the plates today. Didn't appear that they were shutting down. In fact, there was some...
Forum: Thumpers 05-22-2007, 03:27 PM
Replies: 196
Views: 11,051
Posted By FlatTire
That's funny. I just saw this thread today and...

That's funny. I just saw this thread today and couldn't believe all the responses, about half way through I started skipping over them, and was trying to remember who started it.



If that's...
Forum: Beasts 05-21-2007, 07:28 PM
Replies: 96
Views: 5,027
Posted By FlatTire
I just bought a Tiger 1050 last week. I had been...

I just bought a Tiger 1050 last week. I had been wanting to get a sport touring bike for some time and was considering any one of the trio of Honda ST1300, FJR1300, or the new ('08?) Kawasaki...
Forum: Ride reports 03-12-2007, 08:48 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,659
Posted By FlatTire
Wow. that was a nice riding fix. Haven't ridden...

Wow. that was a nice riding fix. Haven't ridden for a couple months now since I moved to Utah from Idaho In January. Got DSL hooked up at my new house so now I can finally enjoy rides like that if...
Forum: Ride reports 10-13-2006, 11:19 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 2,553
Posted By FlatTire
When I was riding around the Toy pass area all of...

When I was riding around the Toy pass area all of the gates on the roads North of the main Triangle/Buchanan Grade road were not the barb wire gates, but were steel, locked, and had No Trespassing...
Forum: Ride reports 10-12-2006, 06:16 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 2,553
Posted By FlatTire
Great ride report. Would have liked to see more...

Great ride report. Would have liked to see more pics of the river. Guess I'll have ride out there myself and take some.

Next time you guys go on a one day trip out there, If you don't mind...
Forum: Thumpers 07-27-2006, 07:53 AM
Replies: 141
Views: 28,177
Posted By FlatTire
This is an interesting thread since I'm in a...

This is an interesting thread since I'm in a similar quandry. I've got a 2003 F650GS with about 5000 miles on it that doesn't really suit the kind of riding I do. I go from pavement to forest service...
Forum: Pacific Northwet - Where it's green. And wet. 07-24-2006, 09:30 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,868
Posted By FlatTire
I agree. I'm pretty sure they base their maps in...

I agree. I'm pretty sure they base their maps in the TopUSA West CD off the USGS 15 min quads, which like you suggest, are sometimes very old. But I think every provider of topo like maps bases them...
Forum: Pacific Northwet - Where it's green. And wet. 07-24-2006, 06:35 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,868
Posted By FlatTire
I've got Delorme's TopoUSA 'West' that has the...

I've got Delorme's TopoUSA 'West' that has the Oregon Trail marked. It makes it real easy to check out where different parts of the trail go just by scrolling. Last spring I took a ride out Murphy...
Forum: Northeast - Greater Flugistan and home of the carpet baggers. 07-09-2006, 09:38 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 494
Posted By FlatTire
Thanks Fridga. If Moturis doesn't work out it...

Thanks Fridga. If Moturis doesn't work out it looks like Eagle Rider will be a good second option. I'll take what I can get as long as it's safe, although an F650GS would be my first choice since I'm...
Forum: Northeast - Greater Flugistan and home of the carpet baggers. 07-09-2006, 07:46 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 494
Posted By FlatTire
Thanks for the quick reply. I'll give that place...

Thanks for the quick reply. I'll give that place a call. :D
Forum: Northeast - Greater Flugistan and home of the carpet baggers. 07-08-2006, 11:49 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 494
Posted By FlatTire
Bike Rental in NH or MA?

I'm going to be in MA for the first two weeks of August and was wondering if there was any place in Southern NH or Northeast MA that rents bikes. I'm looking for a one or two day rental the weekend...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 07-02-2006, 02:28 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 792
Posted By FlatTire
I took the beginner course a couple of years ago...

I took the beginner course a couple of years ago in Nampa. Chuck Jenkins was the lead instructor and I believe it was Terry Deemer who assisted. Both have many years of riding experience and were...
Forum: Ride reports 04-25-2006, 03:50 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 2,800
Posted By FlatTire
Just went to the website you listed. You did get...

Just went to the website you listed. You did get a pic of the spillway in there. Awesome.
Forum: Ride reports 04-25-2006, 03:23 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 2,800
Posted By FlatTire
Excellent report

I just took a drive out to Owyhee reservoir today from Middleton. Didn't take the bike since I wanted to take my dogs with me to find a place for them to get some exercise. Amazing scenery,...
Forum: Thumpers 03-01-2006, 08:07 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 10,903
Posted By FlatTire
I have an '02 XR250 and replaced the stock seat...

I have an '02 XR250 and replaced the stock seat (which I think might be the same type seat build as on the XR650R...but could be wrong). Felt like my butt was hitting the plastic base on long rides...
Forum: Thumpers 02-20-2006, 06:38 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 952
Posted By FlatTire
I just went through almost the same thing today....

I just went through almost the same thing today. The sun was out and it was a warm 40deg, so I'd figure I'd take the bike for an hour or so ride to charge the batt and warm up the fluids. Only, it...
Forum: Thumpers 02-20-2006, 12:01 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,289
Posted By FlatTire
I believe I tend to bend at the waist. Maybe the...

I believe I tend to bend at the waist. Maybe the handlebar position and height is more of the cause of my back discomfort. It's kind of a ways to the handlebars on that bike. I've been wanting to get...
Forum: Thumpers 02-20-2006, 02:26 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,289
Posted By FlatTire
Custom seat can be good...

if you already have a really good idea of what will work for you. I couldn't ride more than an hour on my '03 F650GS on the stock seat without feeling pain in the butt and legs, so I got it...
Forum: Thumpers 02-07-2006, 03:44 AM
Replies: 1,683
Views: 488,116
Posted By FlatTire
Great Idea. Here's a recent pic of mine:

Took it while on relatively short ride last fall to the Snake River in Southwestern Idaho. Much more of the river and the Owyhees was in the original 1MB pic but I cropped it down. This is my first...
Forum: Thumpers 02-02-2006, 06:32 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,796
Posted By FlatTire
The F650GS Dakar and non-Dakar are virtually the...

The F650GS Dakar and non-Dakar are virtually the same bike, expcept the front forks on the Dakar are longer, giving you a couple inches more ground clearance, and it uses a 21 inch front wheel. If I...
Forum: Thumpers 02-02-2006, 05:07 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,796
Posted By FlatTire
Muenchen, looks like you already have a pretty...

Muenchen, looks like you already have a pretty good idea of what you're looking for and have already gotten some good advice, so I'm jumping in here a little late, but since I bought an '03 (in '04)...
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