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Forum: Thumpers 08-23-2013, 10:49 AM
Replies: 98,581
Views: 18,789,593
Posted By spanker
Dp,

10-4 DP, reading up on DDC's, yours and Rusty's mods, I'll have a stable-full of DR's by the time I get to Ocala.
Forum: Thumpers 08-14-2013, 04:14 PM
Replies: 98,581
Views: 18,789,593
Posted By spanker
Yo RR,

Nice job Russ, I love project bikes like yours. It's fun to do the upgrades and feel the increase in performance. Good luck with it! When I get to FL, my first project will be a DR, it should be...
Forum: Vendors 06-24-2013, 06:06 PM
Replies: 795
Views: 68,391
Posted By spanker
Bravo....

Tony Huegel, whom I've had the privilege of knowing for four years, is a consummate historian of the Western Migration and a master ADV route expert. Not only does he know where to go, he lives the...
Forum: Ride reports 04-20-2013, 04:50 AM
Replies: 392
Views: 61,659
Posted By spanker
yo,

Haven't been on in awhile, great job guys, looked challenging. Next time I want to see everybody's hands above the waterline in those hot tub pics....:rofl
Forum: Thumpers 03-12-2013, 03:13 PM
Replies: 98,581
Views: 18,789,593
Posted By spanker
yo Russ,

Russ, if you ever sell that Penton w/o giving me first cut, I will come up there and beat you with a 2x4! :lol3
Forum: Vendors 12-04-2012, 03:02 AM
Replies: 795
Views: 68,391
Posted By spanker
As a veteran of the very first "Forever West...

As a veteran of the very first "Forever West 2010" ride, I'm telling you all unequivocally that Tony's route is the "must ride before you die" route if there ever was one. If I had one foot in the...
Forum: Ride reports 06-09-2012, 06:31 PM
Replies: 112
Views: 29,053
Posted By spanker
Guys,

Nice RR, some really excellent photos. Thanks for making the effort to remember the B-24 crew. I hope to see your memorial some day. If you ever get out to the right coast, visit the B-52 crash...
Forum: Thumpers 06-05-2012, 05:07 PM
Replies: 26,550
Views: 3,646,766
Posted By spanker
+1. I'm a believer. I just returned from a...

+1. I'm a believer. I just returned from a sloppy, rainy 2-day ride on the southern PDR (Puppy Dog Route) in VT. The MT-43 was marvelous. Very predictable traction, a very cool drifting tire with...
Forum: GS Boxers 06-04-2012, 03:50 PM
Replies: 70
Views: 7,489
Posted By spanker
Another wise commentary. I'm going to let it...

Another wise commentary. I'm going to let it rest with the following: think about the millions of FD's, rear ends, gear boxes with untold millions of rpms that exist in this world. Now think about...
Forum: GS Boxers 06-04-2012, 10:34 AM
Replies: 70
Views: 7,489
Posted By spanker
BRAVO!!!! someone who is actually THINKING about...

BRAVO!!!! someone who is actually THINKING about this issue as opposed to reacting to emotion.and speculation. We beemer owners get wrapped around the axle with the notion that our scoots require...
Forum: Thumpers 05-23-2012, 03:10 PM
Replies: 26,550
Views: 3,646,766
Posted By spanker
Being respectful of your mounting scheme, I'm...

Being respectful of your mounting scheme, I'm afraid it won't last and is guaranteed to break. You've weakened an already useless bracket (as evidenced by many here by just sitting duffles on top of...
Forum: Thumpers 05-23-2012, 08:43 AM
Replies: 26,550
Views: 3,646,766
Posted By spanker
I have a thread on here somewhere and I'm too...

I have a thread on here somewhere and I'm too lazy to find it but yes, mod your subframe like so: (do a search on my threads).
...
Forum: Ride reports 02-25-2012, 05:44 AM
Replies: 42
Views: 10,654
Posted By spanker
Hey guys,

Lookin good!

Great job, you guys are definitely having some fun. You both are very lucky, as most riders in this country don't get the chance to see half of what you already have seen. ...
Forum: Thumpers 02-20-2012, 02:50 AM
Replies: 98,581
Views: 18,789,593
Posted By spanker
Guys with a mentality like yours are exactly why...

Guys with a mentality like yours are exactly why I call harleys "penis-extenders." Unlike you, I, and many others, give a shit about disturbing other people with loud bikes and keeping the DOT off...
Forum: Thumpers 02-19-2012, 06:39 AM
Replies: 98,581
Views: 18,789,593
Posted By spanker
10-4 Rusty, not to mention the noise quotient. I...

10-4 Rusty, not to mention the noise quotient. I don't give two craps how I get lambasted on this or any other thread; excess noise will make an already bad situation worse. Keep the friggin noise...
Forum: Ride reports 01-17-2012, 05:54 PM
Replies: 844
Views: 463,320
Posted By spanker
backout............

People write entire books on this subject but I (the guy with the Husky in this report) will scratch the surface. Everybody is different, I am notorious as an over-packer with the group but I take...
Forum: Ride reports 12-28-2011, 02:09 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 5,243
Posted By spanker
Kostopraff,

Thank you for the comment! привет парень байкер, спасибо за предложение, чтобы увидеть вас в Москве (hello fellow biker, thank you for the offer to call you if I go to Moscow)!

Don't you just...
Forum: Ride reports 12-27-2011, 01:37 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 5,243
Posted By spanker
Yes you can control certain areas of an image,...

Yes you can control certain areas of an image, using shadow and highlight control. My software (Adobe Photoshop Elements, the poor-man's version of full-blown Photoshop) even has dodge and burn...
Forum: Ride reports 12-26-2011, 04:08 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 5,243
Posted By spanker
Pete,

Modest indeed but the Lumix is actually a re-badged Leica with Panasonic electronics. The Leica lens on this model is incredibly fast at F1.2. The only faster lens I am aware of is a 70's vintage...
Forum: Ride reports 12-25-2011, 05:40 AM
Replies: 81
Views: 22,420
Posted By spanker
Good job, great pics. I didn't see where you had...

Good job, great pics. I didn't see where you had any bike problems, those BRP's just keep on going. In retrospect, do you regret not having rigged some saddlebags to lower the weight distro instead...
Forum: Ride reports 12-24-2011, 12:37 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 5,243
Posted By spanker
Thank you for the kind words everyone, I've been...

Thank you for the kind words everyone, I've been messing around with photography for 40 years and have read scores of books on the subject. I always said if I won the lottery tomorrow, I would...
Forum: Ride reports 12-24-2011, 03:57 AM
Replies: 46
Views: 5,243
Posted By spanker
Its a struggle all the time . Sometimes you just...

Its a struggle all the time . Sometimes you just want to ride on and sometimes you say "I just can't pass this up!" and take a few snaps. Doing a quick calculation for 600 pics, it came out to 2-3...
Forum: Ride reports 12-23-2011, 02:53 AM
Replies: 46
Views: 5,243
Posted By spanker
Dp,

Thanks bro, if it wasn't for you and Tony, I wouldn't have been there.
Forum: Ride reports 12-22-2011, 05:52 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 5,243
Posted By spanker
bc,

Negative. It was taken not far from Colorado road 14N in the park. Very doable with an SUV.
Forum: Ride reports 12-22-2011, 05:36 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 5,243
Posted By spanker
Thanks Vin, remember you always have a place to...

Thanks Vin, remember you always have a place to hang if you're out this way. Still got those MoPar's?
Forum: Ride reports 12-22-2011, 05:24 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 5,243
Posted By spanker
Finally, we leave Lehi and blast across the Great...

Finally, we leave Lehi and blast across the Great Salt Lake Basin. Here we are on the Pony Express Trail. What a piece of Americana. This is one of 160+ stops across 2000 miles, from Sacramento to...
Forum: Ride reports 12-22-2011, 04:29 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 5,243
Posted By spanker
more pics.........

So, John and I take a short hike upriver and are presented with this grand scene.....

http://spanker.smugmug.com/Other/2010-forever-west-BW/i-q9DRzqZ/0/XL/P1000437-WM-XL.jpg

A little further...
Forum: Ride reports 12-22-2011, 02:06 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 5,243
Posted By spanker
more pics...........

Well, I've spent the past two nights trying to post more pics and have discovered that you can't have two windows open in advrider. If you do, and try to "submit", the server will prompt you to...
Forum: Ride reports 12-20-2011, 05:59 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 5,243
Posted By spanker
Thanks Mike. Trying to pick subjects that might...

Thanks Mike. Trying to pick subjects that might have been appropriate for B&W. I just lost two hours of posting the last of the pics, something happened when I hit "submit." ARGGGHHH! Will try...
Forum: Ride reports 12-20-2011, 03:08 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 5,243
Posted By spanker
Pink,

Thank you for the kind words.......well here's more!


The school at Bannack........a cool place, wrought iron desks and chalk boards. The floors are so well-worn the knots are sticking up higher...
Forum: Ride reports 12-19-2011, 04:25 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 5,243
Posted By spanker
more photos........

Back down to the first floor of the Hotel Meade. You can see where the light from the window has blown out the detail of the rail and stair treads. Most digital cameras of today can process about...
Forum: Ride reports 12-19-2011, 03:44 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 5,243
Posted By spanker
Tony,

I have authored one book that I gave to family members, more of an exercise than a serious effort. It was fun. My wife badgers me all the time to do something with my photos. When I do retire (at...
Forum: Ride reports 12-19-2011, 07:11 AM
Replies: 46
Views: 5,243
Posted By spanker
Bannack, Dinosaur Nat'l Monument and the Great Salt Lake Basin revisited in B&W

The genesis of this report is my participation in Tony and Frank's 2010 Forever West trip that you can see (here (http://www.advrider.com/forums/showthread.php?t=647968&highlight=2010+forever+west))...
Forum: Ride reports 11-29-2011, 04:48 PM
Replies: 844
Views: 463,320
Posted By spanker
HOLD ON THERE! I'm a born and bred CONNECTICUT...

HOLD ON THERE! I'm a born and bred CONNECTICUT YANKEE (the Husky rider who took most of the photos). It doesn't really matter, riding with these guys for four years, I feel like a Jerzy boy.
...
Forum: Ride reports 11-11-2011, 03:15 AM
Replies: 117
Views: 22,227
Posted By spanker
WTF +1........really guys; shorts? tee-shirts? ...

WTF +1........really guys; shorts? tee-shirts? You aren't earning any street-cred (or should I say dirt-cred) allowing someone dressed for the beach to ride with you. If I showed up looking like...
Forum: Thumpers 11-01-2011, 03:34 AM
Replies: 26,550
Views: 3,646,766
Posted By spanker
I made a similar mod too, took the passenger pegs...

I made a similar mod too, took the passenger pegs off, re-located the reservoir here and added a roost shield.

http://spanker.smugmug.com/Other/misc-bike-pics/DSC0367/930204118_JHRc3-M.jpg
Forum: GS Boxers 10-27-2011, 04:12 PM
Replies: 116
Views: 13,196
Posted By spanker
AND the crappy fuel gage sensor. I'm on my...

AND the crappy fuel gage sensor. I'm on my FOURTH one with my '10 RT. I understand that BMW went back to a float-type mechanism, not sure if it's in the RT, the GS, GSA or all three in 2011. It...
Forum: Ride reports 10-27-2011, 02:40 PM
Replies: 64
Views: 12,691
Posted By spanker
Bayrocket,

Absolutely awesome report with terrific pictures. The Greatest Generation indeed. We just can't comprehend the hardship that existed in those woods during the winter of 1944. I was stationed at...
Forum: Ride reports 10-18-2011, 03:27 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 5,272
Posted By spanker
Y'all

Great job guys, excellent photos. Wyoming is my fave state next to Utah; you guys are a hell of a lot closer (600 miles) than I am (2000 miles). You too found that jewel of a ride up the Gravelly...
Forum: Northeast - Greater Flugistan and home of the carpet baggers. 09-02-2011, 03:40 PM
Replies: 12,113
Views: 720,513
Posted By spanker
Rusty, I'll post them for you......I highly...

Rusty, I'll post them for you......I highly recommend that if someone can commit to carrying a chainsaw on the back of their bike to do it this weekend. It would be impossible to think you can do...
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