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Forum: Northeast - Greater Flugistan and home of the carpet baggers. 03-24-2015, 07:44 PM
Replies: 47,663
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Posted By MWValley
Christ oh shit, Chumley! That's one serious...

Christ oh shit, Chumley! That's one serious motorscooter you got theah! Yessuh.

(In my best Maine accent...)
Forum: Northeast - Greater Flugistan and home of the carpet baggers. 03-20-2015, 05:25 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 651
Posted By MWValley
When the snow melts and the ground dries some,...

When the snow melts and the ground dries some, hit northern NH and Western ME. There's so much unmaintained town roads and similar to ride you'll never find it all. The entire state of VT is...
Forum: Northeast - Greater Flugistan and home of the carpet baggers. 03-20-2015, 05:21 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 546
Posted By MWValley
+2 on Bear Notch and Hurricane Mountain Road. ...

+2 on Bear Notch and Hurricane Mountain Road.

Consider the Kancamagus (Kank-Ah-MAW-Gus) Highway at least to or from the height of land, Bear Notch Road, and Hurricane Mountain Road worked into the...
Forum: Northeast - Greater Flugistan and home of the carpet baggers. 03-20-2015, 04:54 PM
Replies: 47,663
Views: 2,925,834
Posted By MWValley
airhead boxer twins

Correct again you are! The first airhead I ever rode was my R75/7. At that time I'd been riding only Japanese bikes for a little over 20 years. I never felt NUTHIN' like that boxer twin that I...
Forum: Northeast - Greater Flugistan and home of the carpet baggers. 03-20-2015, 11:43 AM
Replies: 47,663
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Posted By MWValley
You may certainly shop wherever you choose. But...

You may certainly shop wherever you choose.
But personally, I'm never going to set foot in that place again.
Forum: Northeast - Greater Flugistan and home of the carpet baggers. 03-20-2015, 11:37 AM
Replies: 47,663
Views: 2,925,834
Posted By MWValley
You're absolutely correct. Having owned an R75/7...

You're absolutely correct. Having owned an R75/7 and an R100RTC I'd agree with you. They are versatile, durable, and dependable. The only downside I can think of might be an anemic charging system....
Forum: Northeast - Greater Flugistan and home of the carpet baggers. 03-18-2015, 06:11 AM
Replies: 47,663
Views: 2,925,834
Posted By MWValley
Holy cow! Where's the smilie guy who's drooling...

Holy cow! Where's the smilie guy who's drooling on himself and passing out at the same time? Ever since the RZ350 that Yamaha white with the trademark stripe will stop me cold in my tracks at 100...
Forum: Northeast - Greater Flugistan and home of the carpet baggers. 03-17-2015, 07:51 PM
Replies: 47,663
Views: 2,925,834
Posted By MWValley
You know I'm kidding, right? If I was actually...

You know I'm kidding, right? If I was actually smart I'd probably have one modern Moto Guzzi (Stelvio) in my garage instead of two modern Suzukis, two vintage Hondas, and a Chinese scooter. It...
Forum: Northeast - Greater Flugistan and home of the carpet baggers. 03-17-2015, 04:49 PM
Replies: 47,663
Views: 2,925,834
Posted By MWValley
Because they're Italian, and I like Drew. ...

Because they're Italian, and I like Drew.






:hide
Forum: Northeast - Greater Flugistan and home of the carpet baggers. 03-17-2015, 11:18 AM
Replies: 47,663
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Posted By MWValley
Drew, I think you've got a great choice there....

Drew, I think you've got a great choice there. I've owned two liter-Stroms and had no real issues. At your price point you're looking at one newer than 2005 MY which is when they had a sometimes...
Forum: Northeast - Greater Flugistan and home of the carpet baggers. 03-13-2015, 09:19 AM
Replies: 47,663
Views: 2,925,834
Posted By MWValley
If you can't make it to Maine Cycle, here is...

If you can't make it to Maine Cycle, here is another motorcycling event that sounds great too. Saturday April 18th, at 1300 hours, the Owls Head Transportation Museum will have a first person...
Forum: Road warriors 03-13-2015, 06:27 AM
Replies: 898
Views: 200,227
Posted By MWValley
winter project finished

About a week shy of the official start of spring. The winter project bike is now complete. It's not a cosmetic restoration by any means, and it might not look like much, but there's about 100 hours...
Forum: Northeast - Greater Flugistan and home of the carpet baggers. 03-12-2015, 12:42 PM
Replies: 47,663
Views: 2,925,834
Posted By MWValley
Oh yeah, there's some good skiin' out there....

Oh yeah, there's some good skiin' out there. Yesteday I skied at Black Mt. (the one in NH) and Attitash with my son, the Coast Guard corpsman. First shot is at Black looking down into Jackson. The...
Forum: Northeast - Greater Flugistan and home of the carpet baggers. 03-12-2015, 12:36 PM
Replies: 47,663
Views: 2,925,834
Posted By MWValley
tyres

Where are you located?
Forum: Northeast - Greater Flugistan and home of the carpet baggers. 03-10-2015, 07:42 PM
Replies: 47,663
Views: 2,925,834
Posted By MWValley
tyres

I'd love to put them on my DR650 later this summer, if you really don't want them underfoot. I have a campin' trip planned where they might be the ticket. If someone else needs them more...
Forum: Northeast - Greater Flugistan and home of the carpet baggers. 03-09-2015, 06:56 PM
Replies: 47,663
Views: 2,925,834
Posted By MWValley
Thumb These are no dirt bikes but they're capable of...

These are no dirt bikes but they're capable of very long-distance days on pavement. I've ridden a lot of bikes but never one this comfortable.

EC, let's find you an '89. :D They came only in a...
Forum: Northeast - Greater Flugistan and home of the carpet baggers. 03-09-2015, 06:03 PM
Replies: 47,663
Views: 2,925,834
Posted By MWValley
Duct tape and Moto Guzzis. Both are things I...

Duct tape and Moto Guzzis. Both are things I love so much! Thanks for sharing.

Rode my V-Strom today on the Salmonella Falls Road between Rochester and Brrrrrrwick Maine. And my Winter project...
Forum: Northeast - Greater Flugistan and home of the carpet baggers. 03-07-2015, 09:40 AM
Replies: 47,663
Views: 2,925,834
Posted By MWValley
I love gear-driven camshafts. Like VFRs, 1000cc...

I love gear-driven camshafts. Like VFRs, 1000cc V-Stroms, and your KTMs. They often make wonderful turbine-like jet noises at speed and they're simple to remove and replace without any...
Forum: Northeast - Greater Flugistan and home of the carpet baggers. 03-06-2015, 10:08 AM
Replies: 47,663
Views: 2,925,834
Posted By MWValley
The Freedom Market in Freedom NH (Rt 25, right on...

The Freedom Market in Freedom NH (Rt 25, right on the state line) has sold "real gas" for years. It is refined in Canada. You can sell this gas in the USA but you can't "make" it. Yes it's spendy...
Forum: Northeast - Greater Flugistan and home of the carpet baggers. 03-04-2015, 04:17 AM
Replies: 47,663
Views: 2,925,834
Posted By MWValley
The world-famous Montsweag Roadhouse? Wow, even...

The world-famous Montsweag Roadhouse? Wow, even me, a guy from away knows where that is!

(It helps that I used to live in Rockland.)
Forum: Northeast - Greater Flugistan and home of the carpet baggers. 03-03-2015, 09:04 AM
Replies: 47,663
Views: 2,925,834
Posted By MWValley
shims

Give me an old Concours or an Airhead when it's valve adjustment time. Wrench, screwdriver, and feeler gauge. Done.

The shim thing is an endless dilemma. After years of going back and forth from...
Forum: Northeast - Greater Flugistan and home of the carpet baggers. 03-02-2015, 05:03 PM
Replies: 47,663
Views: 2,925,834
Posted By MWValley
schwanzstucker

If it's not the best, it's very close to the best. Here's my favorite dialogue. It's still puts me on the floor in a fit of laughter every time I think of it.

Dr. Frederick Frankenstein: For the...
Forum: Northeast - Greater Flugistan and home of the carpet baggers. 02-25-2015, 01:47 PM
Replies: 47,663
Views: 2,925,834
Posted By MWValley
How about a completely civil but direct letter to...

How about a completely civil but direct letter to the town of Gorham telling them certain individuals are banning them? Nothing says I have to visit or buy anything in that town. I used to but maybe...
Forum: Northeast - Greater Flugistan and home of the carpet baggers. 02-23-2015, 08:34 AM
Replies: 47,663
Views: 2,925,834
Posted By MWValley
Advice needed WR400

Model year 2000, WR400, low miles (3,500) appears to be very clean with new tires. Street legal apparently, perhaps plated by the PO. Assuming it is what it claims, $2,000 seem fair?

I am a...
Forum: Northeast - Greater Flugistan and home of the carpet baggers. 02-22-2015, 12:47 PM
Replies: 47,663
Views: 2,925,834
Posted By MWValley
I am looking at a known good DR-Z400 solenoid...

I am looking at a known good DR-Z400 solenoid right here on my bench if anyone wants to borrow it.

The two low current wires (or one wire and the grounded body depending on the design) power the...
Forum: Northeast - Greater Flugistan and home of the carpet baggers. 02-20-2015, 05:44 PM
Replies: 47,663
Views: 2,925,834
Posted By MWValley
snowblowers

Here's the ultimate snowblower. It weighs just under 150 tons. Blades are 11 feet in diameter. Moving parts are blasted with live steam to keep 'em from freezing up. Of course the downside is you...
Forum: Northeast - Greater Flugistan and home of the carpet baggers. 02-19-2015, 12:07 PM
Replies: 47,663
Views: 2,925,834
Posted By MWValley
Ah ha! Now I get what you're saying. Ever...

Ah ha! Now I get what you're saying.

Ever been on the Green Hill Road in Chatham, NH? Ride over the Hurricane Mountain road west to east. Get to the end, that's the Green Hill Road. (Poacher...
Forum: Northeast - Greater Flugistan and home of the carpet baggers. 02-19-2015, 06:51 AM
Replies: 47,663
Views: 2,925,834
Posted By MWValley
Made in Maine since 1974, Mail Swing®. My...

Made in Maine since 1974, Mail Swing®. My neighbor in Rockland had one. Every time I walked past her house, I could not resist giving it a little push. Or a big one if she wasn't home. This thing...
Forum: Northeast - Greater Flugistan and home of the carpet baggers. 02-16-2015, 02:48 PM
Replies: 47,663
Views: 2,925,834
Posted By MWValley
EC, Glad you sorted it out in short (sorry)...

EC, Glad you sorted it out in short (sorry) order. It's always the damn aux lights. In 2006, going to visit the Backroads Magazine guys, on a brand new 996cc V-Strom, everything but the ignition...
Forum: Road warriors 02-13-2015, 08:29 AM
Replies: 898
Views: 200,227
Posted By MWValley
tupperware in cold storage

How much tupperware is this? Except for the main fairing with the headlight and the trunk/pillion seat assembly, this is just about all of it.

I've never previously owned a motorcycle with even...
Forum: Road warriors 02-13-2015, 08:26 AM
Replies: 898
Views: 200,227
Posted By MWValley
Maybe our brains are frozen so we don't notice...

Maybe our brains are frozen so we don't notice the winter so much any longer. This is all I know. I ride motorcycles roughly 8 months of the year with the infrequent ride during the off months when...
Forum: Northeast - Greater Flugistan and home of the carpet baggers. 02-12-2015, 06:35 AM
Replies: 47,663
Views: 2,925,834
Posted By MWValley
I do too. Don't even get me started about cursive...

I do too. Don't even get me started about cursive writing.
Forum: Road warriors 02-11-2015, 06:42 PM
Replies: 898
Views: 200,227
Posted By MWValley
That sounds just about right. :deal I'd...

That sounds just about right. :deal

I'd seriously thought about not putting it back at all but it is amazing how quiet these bikes are. I wanted to retain that unique quality even if it meant...
Forum: Road warriors 02-11-2015, 11:44 AM
Replies: 898
Views: 200,227
Posted By MWValley
More progress on the winter PC800 project. I love...

More progress on the winter PC800 project. I love new parts.

Isn't that whole inner engine shroud deal a minor pain in the ass? It does keep heat and noise away from the rider however. Most...
Forum: Road warriors 02-10-2015, 05:44 AM
Replies: 898
Views: 200,227
Posted By MWValley
Holy cow! A mild winter. Good for you! I am...

Holy cow! A mild winter. Good for you! I am glad someone is having a mild winter. Here in New England we're being hammered by snow storm after snow storm. We've had over 6 feet of snow in about...
Forum: Northeast - Greater Flugistan and home of the carpet baggers. 02-03-2015, 07:16 PM
Replies: 47,663
Views: 2,925,834
Posted By MWValley
There's just a little more to it. It has to do...

There's just a little more to it. It has to do with the real estate in the center of the screw head. The Phillips bit is fluted. On account of that, you can use a JIS screwdriver on Phillips screws...
Forum: Northeast - Greater Flugistan and home of the carpet baggers. 02-03-2015, 03:02 PM
Replies: 47,663
Views: 2,925,834
Posted By MWValley
Mr. Kaw, I use my wife's EZ Pass in my...

Mr. Kaw,

I use my wife's EZ Pass in my pickup truck all the time. No one's ever shot at me or made an angry face. That being said, I honestly don't know if she ever told them she's married to a...
Forum: Northeast - Greater Flugistan and home of the carpet baggers. 02-03-2015, 07:56 AM
Replies: 47,663
Views: 2,925,834
Posted By MWValley
Bruce, Why is this such a well-kept secret? ...

Bruce,

Why is this such a well-kept secret? That's a damn good question. I have no idea why.

As a retired military aircraft technician who prides myself on doing mechanical work properly, I...
Forum: Northeast - Greater Flugistan and home of the carpet baggers. 02-03-2015, 05:39 AM
Replies: 47,663
Views: 2,925,834
Posted By MWValley
screw it

Correct. Japanese machinery does not use Phillips screws. They use Japanese Industrial Standard screws. The screws don't suck, you're just using the wrong tools. Ever notice a single punch mark on...
Forum: Northeast - Greater Flugistan and home of the carpet baggers. 02-01-2015, 07:19 AM
Replies: 47,663
Views: 2,925,834
Posted By MWValley
That's one pound, hanging off'n the end of a...

That's one pound, hanging off'n the end of a 12-inch stick.
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