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Forum: The Garage 07-26-2014, 04:55 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 2,848
Posted By Splendidtutional
I was told by a garage that it was "against...

I was told by a garage that it was "against industry practice" for tire shops to plug the tires with the external plugs. They remove the tire, put a plug in from the inside (looks like a giant...
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 07-13-2014, 01:51 PM
Replies: 12,491
Views: 592,562
Posted By Splendidtutional
I think i may have taken one of the pics from a...

I think i may have taken one of the pics from a different perspective. Good Grab!
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 07-12-2014, 08:33 PM
Replies: 12,491
Views: 592,562
Posted By Splendidtutional
I didn't even think about my google drive... ...

I didn't even think about my google drive...

Tons of new roads. Waterfall/Hopewell is a fantastic piece of asphalt. You guys have it good out there!
Are the ruts on the sides of Bust Head...
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 07-12-2014, 07:51 PM
Replies: 12,491
Views: 592,562
Posted By Splendidtutional
fixt. sorry guys. Was trying out dropbox and it...

fixt. sorry guys. Was trying out dropbox and it wasn't having it I guess. Back to Photobucket it is!

Hope I didn't delay anyone too badly. I just wanna have fun too! :freaky
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 07-12-2014, 05:11 PM
Replies: 12,491
Views: 592,562
Posted By Splendidtutional
Tag! Ali wanted something new,...

Tag!
Ali wanted something new, something...more, something...exciting! She wanted to go to the big city! "Georgetown," I said, "it has everything you need!"
"Georgetown?!? they would have me on a...
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 07-12-2014, 05:03 PM
Replies: 12,491
Views: 592,562
Posted By Splendidtutional
Grab! ...

Grab!
http://i306.photobucket.com/albums/nn247/splendidtutional/IMG_0497_zps23be3e97.jpg (http://s306.photobucket.com/user/splendidtutional/media/IMG_0497_zps23be3e97.jpg.html)

Ali wanted to...
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 07-12-2014, 11:31 AM
Replies: 12,491
Views: 592,562
Posted By Splendidtutional
Any more clues on this one? Like maybe clue as...

Any more clues on this one? Like maybe clue as to what road the state does not maintain past that point? Anything? Please? Im new at this! :norton
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 07-11-2014, 02:55 PM
Replies: 12,491
Views: 592,562
Posted By Splendidtutional
Well, I was going to make this my first tag, but...

Well, I was going to make this my first tag, but foiled by traffic:cry... Maybe tomorrow if no one else grabs it first!
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 07-10-2014, 08:04 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 2,694
Posted By Splendidtutional
Im fairly new to Motorcycles (2 years now) and I...

Im fairly new to Motorcycles (2 years now) and I also came from riding a bicycle regularly, both mountain and road. I took the MSF with a borrowed helmet and our course had some Chinese made 200cc...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 02-01-2013, 10:49 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 2,913
Posted By Splendidtutional
I know I'm a little late to the party, but I...

I know I'm a little late to the party, but I bought a G650 GS EXACTLY like the one nytrashman bought with his daughter (except that one looks factory lowered... but whatever) last summer for $5000. ...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 12-14-2012, 07:32 AM
Replies: 323
Views: 18,955
Posted By Splendidtutional
All politicizing aside, I am VERY interested in...

All politicizing aside, I am VERY interested in what the data will say in a few years about motorcycle fatalties. The article mentions that Michigan does a really bad job of detailing the types of...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 12-13-2012, 01:07 PM
Replies: 323
Views: 18,955
Posted By Splendidtutional
All good points Under the circumstances, I...

All good points
Under the circumstances, I would say yes, you should be left to die if you are without insurance. Again, this is all argumentative. I dont think people should really be left to die...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 12-13-2012, 09:16 AM
Replies: 323
Views: 18,955
Posted By Splendidtutional
I like the evolution argument...

I like the evolution argument...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 12-13-2012, 08:27 AM
Replies: 323
Views: 18,955
Posted By Splendidtutional
OK, let me start again. I disagree with helmet,...

OK, let me start again. I disagree with helmet, seatbelt, etc. laws on principle. I (nor does anyone else) need to be protected form themselves. Fast food should be allowed, people should be free...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 12-11-2012, 01:56 PM
Replies: 323
Views: 18,955
Posted By Splendidtutional
I understand the argument here, the issue is...

I understand the argument here, the issue is practicality of regulation. Driving (and riding) on public roads (the key here is public, taxpayer paid for roads) is not a right, but a privilege. I...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 12-11-2012, 01:19 PM
Replies: 323
Views: 18,955
Posted By Splendidtutional
http://www.kff.org/uninsured/upload/The-Cost-of-Ca...

http://www.kff.org/uninsured/upload/The-Cost-of-Care-for-the-Uninsured-What-Do-We-Spend-Who-Pays-and-What-Would-Full-Coverage-Add-to-Medical-Spending.pdf

Cost of un-insured, $40.7 Billion/yr in...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 12-11-2012, 12:24 PM
Replies: 323
Views: 18,955
Posted By Splendidtutional
:freakyOK, We have gone over the choice thing,...

:freakyOK, We have gone over the choice thing, the seatbelt thing, the comfort thing, but being from MI (and still holding a MI liscense and residency, being Military) here's my $0.02. DAKEZ, you...
Forum: Thumpers 11-11-2012, 04:11 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 697
Posted By Splendidtutional
They should be a good reference for a complete...

They should be a good reference for a complete n00b, which it sounds like you might not be. They are ok to get an idea of what you might be able to expect, but they are all based on sales data...
Forum: Ride reports 10-24-2012, 06:07 AM
Replies: 2,050
Views: 1,203,306
Posted By Splendidtutional
I see how it is... just interested in folks like...

I see how it is... just interested in folks like Dr. J who can put you up in a boat for a week. Kidding :D

Weather here has been great and the colors are incredible right now.
I was at the...
Forum: Ride reports 10-23-2012, 12:56 PM
Replies: 2,050
Views: 1,203,306
Posted By Splendidtutional
I've been living in DC for just over a year now...

I've been living in DC for just over a year now and I think I kind of like it. If you want any suggestions on where to stay or things to do, just hit me up over pm, I check here regularly. I'd offer...
Forum: Pics, pics, pics... 10-12-2012, 07:30 AM
Replies: 1,038
Views: 158,420
Posted By Splendidtutional
http://i306.photobucket.com/albums/nn247/splendidt...

http://i306.photobucket.com/albums/nn247/splendidtutional/Ride%20Pics/uglymug.jpg

From a ride a month or so ago. Here is my ugly mug!
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 10-08-2012, 10:54 AM
Replies: 9,023
Views: 1,798,143
Posted By Splendidtutional
While getting on base today, I had the gate guard...

While getting on base today, I had the gate guard ask me, "Do they let you ride a Dirt Bike on the street?" I was on my G650GS, so I was a bit confused until I realized that I suppose it does...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 10-03-2012, 09:17 AM
Replies: 362
Views: 63,809
Posted By Splendidtutional
I think to get the desired effect I would have to...

I think to get the desired effect I would have to double clutch downshift, which as far as I can gather, is not possible with a sequential box because there is no 'neutral' between gears, like in a...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 10-01-2012, 07:33 AM
Replies: 362
Views: 63,809
Posted By Splendidtutional
OK, OK, "stomp" maybe a bit strong of a word, but...

OK, OK, "stomp" maybe a bit strong of a word, but I press on the shifter with a normal amount of shifting force over and over even while still rolling slowly, and it still wont shift! I've learned...
Forum: Vendors 09-24-2012, 06:19 AM
Replies: 60
Views: 13,232
Posted By Splendidtutional
Drear Vermin, Many have been ruminatin'...

Drear Vermin,

Many have been ruminatin' here for two years waitin' fer yer former car parts designin' Cack ridin' truck drivin' family rearin' Sweet Thang makin' happy, lazy-ish buttowski to get...
Forum: Pics, pics, pics... 09-14-2012, 12:10 PM
Replies: 688
Views: 101,072
Posted By Splendidtutional
From after work ride...

http://i306.photobucket.com/albums/nn247/splendidtutional/Ride%20Pics/bikelifejacket.jpg

This is from White's Ferry that crosses the Potomac between MD and VA

iPhone 4S
Forum: Day Trippin' 09-14-2012, 11:38 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 542
Posted By Splendidtutional
After work or The Wife is out of Town for the day, Time to Ride!

So, the wife had to go out of town for Thursday night. When I found this out a week or two ago I thought (to myself, of course) "Awesome! this will be a great chance to get a mid week ride in!" Well,...
Forum: Road warriors 09-11-2012, 12:09 PM
Replies: 72
Views: 9,225
Posted By Splendidtutional
I live Downtown DC and work in Anacostia (across...

I live Downtown DC and work in Anacostia (across the bad river) and ride a 09 G650GS and I think its perfect. I have a top case and with a backpack I can take my gym bag, lunch, and wear the...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 09-11-2012, 10:43 AM
Replies: 362
Views: 63,809
Posted By Splendidtutional
G650gs

My G650 GS has a few. First bike and overall I love it. But there are flaws...

Often wont shift into firt gear. In second, pull clutch, come to stop, wont go into first no matter how hard I...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 09-07-2012, 03:33 AM
Replies: 1,139
Views: 213,605
Posted By Splendidtutional
Booze

THIS is why all the top boxes. And I dont even notice and change in handling or anything else on mine. I find myself checking my mirrors to make sure I attached it right and it didn't fall off! ...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 09-05-2012, 07:10 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 4,425
Posted By Splendidtutional
Ice...I knew I was forgetting something...

Ice...I knew I was forgetting something...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 09-04-2012, 07:53 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 4,425
Posted By Splendidtutional
The baby GS carries beer too!

http://i306.photobucket.com/albums/nn247/splendidtutional/photo.jpg

Well, my G650GS carries a 12 pack of bottles, a fifth of Vodka (for white russians, of course) and the gym bag. All in one...
Forum: Ride reports 08-27-2012, 07:03 AM
Replies: 2,050
Views: 1,203,306
Posted By Splendidtutional
Detroit...

I grew up in Michigan, Grand Rapids, so the West side of the state. I have family in Grosse Pointe, and the drive down the Lodge Freeway ane then through parts of the north end of Detroit are...
Forum: Pics, pics, pics... 08-24-2012, 07:24 AM
Replies: 7,765
Views: 7,053,168
Posted By Splendidtutional
Dropbox is password protected (meaning you need...

Dropbox is password protected (meaning you need to sign in) so it may not be visible to post here. Try flikr, or photobucket.
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 08-17-2012, 11:29 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 4,248
Posted By Splendidtutional
I am new to motorcycling and I use it to commute...

I am new to motorcycling and I use it to commute through DC. I live downtown and work across the river in Anacostia (Bolling AFB). This kind of crap happens to me a LOT and it is unnerving a best...
Forum: Pics, pics, pics... 08-09-2012, 10:03 AM
Replies: 240
Views: 34,590
Posted By Splendidtutional
Reflections from DC

http://i306.photobucket.com/albums/nn247/splendidtutional/Motorcyclereflection.jpg

Me on my second day commuting about a month ago. Stupid DC traffic...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 08-01-2012, 09:15 AM
Replies: 391
Views: 33,411
Posted By Splendidtutional
2 cross

I have to assume it is because two crossing requires a higher tension to make a rideable wheel? not very sure on this one. Maybe shorter spokes?

Also, please disregard the egregious spelling...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 07-31-2012, 10:40 AM
Replies: 391
Views: 33,411
Posted By Splendidtutional
Radial vs. cross spokes

The 3- and 4-cross wheels that used to be common on road bike were exacly for what markk53 is saying, comfort and "flexibility" to allow the wheel to flex, maybe not making it stronger, but lets call...
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