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Forum: Northeast - Greater Flugistan and home of the carpet baggers. 12-21-2014, 05:16 PM
Replies: 4,733
Views: 281,845
Posted By nhbubba
Thanks for cross posting. I unsub'ed from the...

Thanks for cross posting. I unsub'ed from the Maine thread after I realized I couldn't keep up.
May have to find an excuse to find myself in Portsmouth that night..
Forum: Trials 12-12-2014, 06:05 PM
Replies: 69
Views: 7,671
Posted By nhbubba
Forgive me. Your post just smacked of some of the...

Forgive me. Your post just smacked of some of the unrealistic absurdity I read too much of on this forum.
Forum: Trials 12-04-2014, 05:00 AM
Replies: 69
Views: 7,671
Posted By nhbubba
Yeah, I sometimes find myself shopping for a...

Yeah, I sometimes find myself shopping for a unicorn with a rainbow tat guarding a pot of gold, a goblet of eternal life, and big boobed genie bottle too.

This is a weekend toy. If you want a...
Forum: Trials 12-03-2014, 08:23 AM
Replies: 69
Views: 7,671
Posted By nhbubba
I disagree entirely. Maybe it has a lot to do...

I disagree entirely. Maybe it has a lot to do with the kind of terrain you ride.

I'm ready to pay for light weight and top-shelf components. I say this as an eternal cheap-ass. I ride cheap street...
Forum: Trials 11-16-2014, 06:46 PM
Replies: 69
Views: 7,671
Posted By nhbubba
So why should I buy this instead of a KTM 300 XC...

So why should I buy this instead of a KTM 300 XC or XC-W.. or even a 250 XC? Or a Husky/Berg whatever-whatever 300cc enduro?

To be honest, the fact that they market this as an "entry level" option...
Forum: Thumpers 11-01-2014, 03:43 PM
Replies: 807
Views: 289,384
Posted By nhbubba
https://lh4.googleusercontent.com/-3nHZVc2IJbk/VFU...

https://lh4.googleusercontent.com/-3nHZVc2IJbk/VFUtqssBXkI/AAAAAAAAPjs/Vx_HIdW6Kb4/w732-h549-no/20141101_112157.jpg

There were TWO DRZ's on todays woods ride. Both said "Kawasaki" on their sides....
Forum: GPS 101 - Which GPS For Me 08-08-2014, 05:42 PM
Replies: 135
Views: 31,041
Posted By nhbubba
I just upgraded to a reman'ed 2555 that does the...

I just upgraded to a reman'ed 2555 that does the portrait mode. I hacked up my mount to run this way and have been trying it out. I think it is pretty neat this way. Feels like it shows more of the...
Forum: GPS 101 - Which GPS For Me 08-08-2014, 11:46 AM
Replies: 135
Views: 31,041
Posted By nhbubba
A plastic sandwich bag over the GPS works fine...

A plastic sandwich bag over the GPS works fine for me. I rode through a torrential downpour just a week ago with a bag on my brand new Nuvi and all is still well. Touch screen works with gloves...
Forum: Equipment 08-04-2014, 08:24 PM
Replies: 137
Views: 25,314
Posted By nhbubba
First weekend with the cases was a success. All...

First weekend with the cases was a success. All the camping gear I could imagine and then some for 2 nights and space for snacks. Locked everything inside the cases and didn't have anything lashed to...
Forum: Equipment 07-31-2014, 06:31 AM
Replies: 137
Views: 25,314
Posted By nhbubba
I just did half my packing for a weekend camping...

I just did half my packing for a weekend camping trip. Tent, tent poles, ground cloth, sleeping pad, sleeping bag, compact folding chair, camp pillow, and even some bug spray and a head-lamp ... all...
Forum: GPS 101 - Which GPS For Me 07-25-2014, 01:14 PM
Replies: 135
Views: 31,041
Posted By nhbubba
I just want to say thanks for this thread! I...

I just want to say thanks for this thread! I found it helpful! :freaky

I have an old 250W that is a hand-me-down from my mother. She once paid for the lifetime map upgrades on it, so I get free...
Forum: Beasts 07-23-2014, 04:10 PM
Replies: 9,304
Views: 3,689,264
Posted By nhbubba
I have had Givi racks on the 'strom for years....

I have had Givi racks on the 'strom for years. The panniers are available as a kit with racks for the KLR, or as bare undrilled panniers. I hacked my own mounts together.
...
Forum: Beasts 07-23-2014, 11:52 AM
Replies: 9,304
Views: 3,689,264
Posted By nhbubba
:D Although I wasn't smiling when I dun it.....

:D

Although I wasn't smiling when I dun it.. :bash
Forum: Equipment 07-23-2014, 05:25 AM
Replies: 137
Views: 25,314
Posted By nhbubba
No, I am not worrying about it. Although if I...

No, I am not worrying about it. Although if I were to consider trying to submerge the boxes, I'd put some silicon adhesive on the insides of the backing plates I built and call it a day.

The...
Forum: Beasts 07-22-2014, 07:30 PM
Replies: 9,304
Views: 3,689,264
Posted By nhbubba
Tusk panniers. My gawd they are enormous! ...

Tusk panniers. My gawd they are enormous!

https://lh4.googleusercontent.com/-j8vzu8Sf6v8/U88GigMT4rI/AAAAAAAAN4I/mAywF5i2tsE/w820-h615-no/20140722_195226.jpg
Forum: Equipment 07-22-2014, 07:10 PM
Replies: 137
Views: 25,314
Posted By nhbubba
Only one muffler.. :deal Makes that booty...

Only one muffler.. :deal

Makes that booty look xxxl. We'll see how I deal with 'em.

For reference, this is how I've rolled 90% of the time for the last 3 years.
...
Forum: Equipment 07-22-2014, 07:02 PM
Replies: 137
Views: 25,314
Posted By nhbubba
These cases are enormous. ...

These cases are enormous.

https://lh4.googleusercontent.com/-7MC25nRWvXc/U88Gis-_CrI/AAAAAAAAN4I/xaS8ZNUkNUs/w820-h615-no/20140722_195354.jpg...
Forum: Equipment 07-18-2014, 05:46 AM
Replies: 137
Views: 25,314
Posted By nhbubba
Mine arrived yesterday. I assembled the clasps...

Mine arrived yesterday. I assembled the clasps and fiddled around bungie cording them to the bike while I stood back and admired what I had done. They really are massive! I have Givi E21's on the...
Forum: Equipment 07-12-2014, 01:58 PM
Replies: 137
Views: 25,314
Posted By nhbubba
No plan. I shall wing it. Actually, I think...

No plan. I shall wing it.

Actually, I think I may just put two bolts through the holes where the top Givi latch/mount thing mounts. Those will be backed up with a 4-5" bit of aluminum bar on the...
Forum: Equipment 07-12-2014, 07:49 AM
Replies: 137
Views: 25,314
Posted By nhbubba
My concern was clearing the givi monokey bits....

My concern was clearing the givi monokey bits. Especially the large locking block at the top of the rack.

I spent some time thinking this over in the garage. Turns out the givi bits are removable....
Forum: Equipment 07-11-2014, 07:47 AM
Replies: 137
Views: 25,314
Posted By nhbubba
Do you happen to have a close up photo or two of...

Do you happen to have a close up photo or two of the mounts you wound up with to share?
Forum: Equipment 07-11-2014, 07:46 AM
Replies: 137
Views: 25,314
Posted By nhbubba
I'm revisiting this and getting serious. I have...

I'm revisiting this and getting serious. I have givi racks and a set of their smaller hard bags for commuting. Looking for something bigger and heavier for touring.

wiking, I see your stock racks...
Forum: Road warriors 06-30-2014, 09:12 AM
Replies: 1,738
Views: 252,761
Posted By nhbubba
So.. on something resembling a whim, I bought...

So.. on something resembling a whim, I bought this:

https://lh3.googleusercontent.com/-_DxqmYTtm_I/U7DHl70krdI/AAAAAAAANpY/4EuG5bLp6oQ/w1135-h851-no/20140627_064212.jpg

1991 Honda VFR750F - 56k...
Forum: Northeast - Greater Flugistan and home of the carpet baggers. 06-18-2014, 06:11 AM
Replies: 4,733
Views: 281,845
Posted By nhbubba
My favorite is the rider on a super-sport wearing...

My favorite is the rider on a super-sport wearing basketball shorts, a wife beater, flip-flops, and $150 pair of Ray Bans with a top of the line $900 Arai helmet ... strapped to the side of the bike.
Forum: Northeast - Greater Flugistan and home of the carpet baggers. 06-18-2014, 05:36 AM
Replies: 4,733
Views: 281,845
Posted By nhbubba
All in the name of cutting that carbon footprint....

All in the name of cutting that carbon footprint. Although I'm not convinced you didn't catch the latest in gixxah aerodynamics testing. Or possibly the latest in icon's line of "protective" vests.
Forum: Day Trippin' 06-13-2014, 07:08 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,244
Posted By nhbubba
I thought the seat was GREAT. Mind you I am...

I thought the seat was GREAT. Mind you I am riding a DL650, with its stock seat.. which is horrible. The Tiger 800 seat is flat, wide, and well padded. I had no complaints there. One shocking bit is...
Forum: Day Trippin' 06-13-2014, 03:57 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,244
Posted By nhbubba
Stopped there after Mono lake when I doubled back...

Stopped there after Mono lake when I doubled back south headed for Mammoth. Bought some water and snacks. Quaint. Pricey though. Glad I didn't stay too long. California fuel prices are enough of a...
Forum: West – California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 06-12-2014, 06:50 PM
Replies: 89
Views: 4,025
Posted By nhbubba
Took me a while, but I finally posted an RR here:...

Took me a while, but I finally posted an RR here: http://advrider.com/forums/showthread.php?t=985873

Huge thanks to Donkey Hotey. You da man, man!
Forum: Day Trippin' 06-12-2014, 06:48 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,244
Posted By nhbubba
Day 5: It’s over

The next day I slept in, had a nice breakfast out with my bud, and then rode the Tiger straight back to San Diego to return it. I had plans of riding a scenic route down, maybe hunting some twisties....
Forum: Day Trippin' 06-12-2014, 06:45 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,244
Posted By nhbubba
Day 4: A little rip through the Valley of Death

Last day on the road. Woke up early ready to hit it. Hotel includes a hot breakfast buffet that I wasn’t about to skip out on. So I had to wait for that to open. Had the bike packed and ready to rock...
Forum: Day Trippin' 06-12-2014, 06:36 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,244
Posted By nhbubba
Rolling past the main ranger station on my way...

Rolling past the main ranger station on my way out of the park I noticed they had a sign with road conditions. Imagine my concern when I saw “CLOSED” hanging next to Tioga pass. Must be some...
Forum: Day Trippin' 06-12-2014, 06:32 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,244
Posted By nhbubba
Day 3: Ho Lee Pooo!

Okay sports fans, this is the main event. Yosemite.

Woke up early, as I normally do. Overpriced motel had a “complimentary breakfast” which I decided to pass on. It was not available until after 7...
Forum: Day Trippin' 06-12-2014, 06:25 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,244
Posted By nhbubba
Day 2: This trip may not suck

Up fairly early-still on East Coast time. Took my time getting the bike ready. Then stopped at Cheryl's Diner in Kernville for a fantastic omelet and as much coffee as I could manage. Headed north up...
Forum: Day Trippin' 06-12-2014, 05:53 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,244
Posted By nhbubba
Day 1: A motorcycle and a road

Arrived at SD International at about 11:30 AM. Negotiated public transport out to Eagle Rider SD after a few false starts. Found the renal office and was checked out on a nice Triumph Tiger 800. I...
Forum: Day Trippin' 06-12-2014, 05:53 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,244
Posted By nhbubba
Bubba goes to California

Background

A year or two ago I started a new job in suburban Boston MA. I quickly made a friend of one of the guys on my team. He and I would eventually share an office. One day he quietly...
Forum: Northeast - Greater Flugistan and home of the carpet baggers. 06-12-2014, 05:38 AM
Replies: 79
Views: 6,246
Posted By nhbubba
I will also probably drop by Friday PM to...

I will also probably drop by Friday PM to register, then come back with the bike on the trailer in the morning. I live nearby and have decided I'd rather sleep in my own bed Friday night than on the...
Forum: Northeast - Greater Flugistan and home of the carpet baggers. 06-10-2014, 08:08 AM
Replies: 4,733
Views: 281,845
Posted By nhbubba
Yep. I read West-Side and assumed you were...

Yep. I read West-Side and assumed you were skipping Bear Mtn. My bad. What I get for reading and not clicking the link.

1-wheel has you covered. Do whut he says. Carry on.
Forum: Northeast - Greater Flugistan and home of the carpet baggers. 06-10-2014, 05:31 AM
Replies: 4,733
Views: 281,845
Posted By nhbubba
Also consider heading north off of 112/Kancamagus...

Also consider heading north off of 112/Kancamagus Hwy on Bear Notch/Albany road. This is one of my favs and while I haven't ridden it this year, it has been in excellent shape. Usually less traffic...
Forum: Northeast - Greater Flugistan and home of the carpet baggers. 06-04-2014, 04:21 PM
Replies: 79
Views: 6,246
Posted By nhbubba
This is going to be a ton of fun. I can already...

This is going to be a ton of fun. I can already tell you guys put a lot into this. :thumb
Forum: Northeast - Greater Flugistan and home of the carpet baggers. 06-04-2014, 12:27 PM
Replies: 79
Views: 6,246
Posted By nhbubba
Uh... what does this mean?! :scratch Pardon...

Uh... what does this mean?! :scratch

Pardon my ignorance..
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