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Forum: The Sandbox - AKA Flatistan 12-02-2014, 07:39 AM
Replies: 310
Views: 16,981
Posted By Visian
:shog

:shog
Forum: The Sandbox - AKA Flatistan 12-02-2014, 06:49 AM
Replies: 310
Views: 16,981
Posted By Visian
In....

... will probably get there on Friday afternoon, although there's a possibility that I might could get there early.



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Forum: GS Boxers 11-22-2014, 04:50 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 3,749
Posted By Visian
The bike was almost ride-able (well, the engine...

The bike was almost ride-able (well, the engine ran, but no clutch) but it was totalled because it did a few headstands on that $1000+ instrument panel.

fwiw, the protection on the clutch and...
Forum: GS Boxers 11-21-2014, 02:12 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 3,749
Posted By Visian
My conjecture is that is would be.... this is the...

My conjecture is that is would be.... this is the left-side valve cover of my HP2e after pile-driving the living crap out of it into the pavement prior to cartwheeling down the road. No protection...
Forum: Upcoming 11-21-2014, 02:04 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 7,652
Posted By Visian
Consider this your personal invitation to ride in...

Consider this your personal invitation to ride in The GS Giant 2015. :nod :D

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Forum: Upcoming 11-21-2014, 02:02 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 7,652
Posted By Visian
:lol3

:lol3
Forum: Ride reports 11-14-2014, 04:46 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 2,668
Posted By Visian
Boy, howdy :nod Have always wanted to go...

Boy, howdy :nod

Have always wanted to go here. I've actually been here. This is where your airplane goes if there is an issue over the Atlantic.
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 10-24-2014, 08:13 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,468
Posted By Visian
few more pics....

http://visian.smugmug.com/Motorcycles/Ribfest2014/i-rkWGG3R/0/XL/IMG_8661-XL.jpg


http://visian.smugmug.com/Motorcycles/Ribfest2014/i-M8KpMrn/0/XL/IMG_6992-XL.jpg

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Forum: GS Boxers 10-15-2014, 06:39 AM
Replies: 306
Views: 23,364
Posted By Visian
:lol3 Not from this still dry clutcher......

:lol3

Not from this still dry clutcher... That new wet clutch is a thing of beauty, the best feature on the new bike. :nod


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Forum: GS Boxers 08-13-2014, 08:19 AM
Replies: 4,532
Views: 1,970,192
Posted By Visian
Buddy, that is truly painful news, a real loss. I...

Buddy, that is truly painful news, a real loss. I am really sorry this happened to you.

Ian
Forum: The Rockies It's all downhill from here... 08-07-2014, 05:45 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 2,666
Posted By Visian
The GS Giant (http://www.gsgiant.com) was free...

The GS Giant (http://www.gsgiant.com) was free and open to riders on all brands, and all skill levels.

We had about 150 riders participate. :nod
Forum: GS Boxers 07-31-2014, 07:41 AM
Replies: 80
Views: 7,914
Posted By Visian
:rofl

:rofl
Forum: GS Boxers 07-31-2014, 07:39 AM
Replies: 80
Views: 7,914
Posted By Visian
Ride with the GS Giants...

Ride with the GS Giants (http://www.gsgiants.com)... you'll get a different perspective. :evil


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Forum: Old's Cool 07-30-2014, 11:26 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 428
Posted By Visian
Hi-Point Trailer rebuild advice please

Not sure exactly where to post this question, but if you know what a Hi-Point trailer is, you're probably here on this forum. :lol3

Ours is about an early 90s model, we've hauled it all over...
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 06-08-2014, 12:50 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 2,098
Posted By Visian
It was so nice to meet you and Eric, Jessie. You...

It was so nice to meet you and Eric, Jessie. You guys rode the whole Gypsy Tour... that was a serious undertaking.

I am on the road at the moment and can't post pics, but the event was fun and a...
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 05-23-2014, 05:50 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 2,098
Posted By Visian
... click here to download the Event Sheet....

... click here to download the Event Sheet. (http://www.visian.nu/AdventureRAid2014/AdventureRAid_EventSchedule.pdf)

Here's a peek at the two on-site off-road riding areas we'll have...
...
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 05-22-2014, 07:53 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 2,098
Posted By Visian
If you want to ride in the Adventure RAid

... click here to download the Event Sheet. (http://www.visian.nu/AdventureRAid2014/AdventureRAid_EventSchedule.pdf)

This sheet contains:


Event Schedule
GPS Routes for the GS Gypsy Tours
...
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 05-17-2014, 08:29 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 2,098
Posted By Visian
Cheaha State Park would be a good choice. I...

Cheaha State Park would be a good choice.

I also have a few cowboy camping waypoints along Skyline Drive, if you're interested... :evil
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 05-13-2014, 06:04 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 2,098
Posted By Visian
The rides are a combo of forest service roads and...

The rides are a combo of forest service roads and some sweet paved twisties.

A great ride will be had by all. :nod
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 05-13-2014, 06:37 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 2,098
Posted By Visian
Hey Cory - glad to hear you're coming. ...

Hey Cory - glad to hear you're coming.

Byrd's Adventure Center...
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 05-12-2014, 06:13 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 2,098
Posted By Visian
Glad to hear you're coming. If you do camp, some...

Glad to hear you're coming. If you do camp, some Alabeemer friends recently went on a scouting trip to BamaJam Farms (http://www.bamajamfarms.info/).

They said the camping was good and the riding...
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 04-30-2014, 08:48 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 2,098
Posted By Visian
Two-track Time/Speed/Distance Enduro

One of the things we'll be doing in the event is riding a large loop of 2-track trail that Barber Motorsports uses to show off the Porsche Cayenne.

There are also ample opportunities to detour off...
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 04-18-2014, 09:27 AM
Replies: 4,225
Views: 228,323
Posted By Visian
http://visian.smugmug.com/Family/GeneralFamily/i-3...

http://visian.smugmug.com/Family/GeneralFamily/i-39PZrWR/0/XL/Ian_portrait_moto-XL.png


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Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 04-17-2014, 07:39 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 2,098
Posted By Visian
Here's the second part....

This gets you to a bit west of Birmingham... I may modify part of this route so that is ends at Barber Motorsports.

But that area of Alabama west of Montgomery gets you way out in the sticks.
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Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 04-17-2014, 07:37 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 2,098
Posted By Visian
Hey Rich, glad to hear you're thinking of coming....

Hey Rich, glad to hear you're thinking of coming.

A few years back I mapped out a ride taken by an inmate, Treeman23 (http://www.advrider.com/forums/showthread.php?t=691719). It was a long ride,...
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 04-15-2014, 07:05 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 2,098
Posted By Visian
For the Gypsy Tour, all Forest Service roads....

For the Gypsy Tour, all Forest Service roads. I've linked in a map below to whet your appetite.

There will be a day ride to a nearby OHV area, where you can choose your poison: easy or...
Forum: Regional forums 04-08-2014, 07:45 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 6,025
Posted By Visian
:rofl If you'd like to really get lost,...

:rofl

If you'd like to really get lost, check out the Adventure RAid thread (http://advrider.com/forums/showthread.php?p=23884486).

This is a multi-day adventure ride that starts a few days...
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 04-08-2014, 07:40 AM
Replies: 30,560
Views: 2,358,777
Posted By Visian
I believe it's because the Appalachian Trail goes...

I believe it's because the Appalachian Trail goes through that area.

It's the same for the Wildcat camp road... it used to go through over the Tray Mountain area.


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Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 04-08-2014, 07:28 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 2,098
Posted By Visian
Adventure RAid... laying waste to the southeast, again.

Click here to download the Event Sheet. (http://www.visian.nu/AdventureRAid2014/AdventureRAid_EventSchedule.pdf)

http://bmwra.org/sites/default/files/BMW-ADV-RAID_2014_transp-L.png

Ride the...
Forum: GS Boxers 03-05-2014, 07:27 AM
Replies: 4,532
Views: 1,970,192
Posted By Visian
I drilled a grid of 1/2" diameter holes (a la MX...

I drilled a grid of 1/2" diameter holes (a la MX bike) to open up flow to the oil cooler. This worked to lower temps to normal (2 bars below too hot) and still keeps most crap from reaching the...
Forum: The Sandbox - AKA Flatistan 03-03-2014, 03:21 PM
Replies: 429
Views: 25,899
Posted By Visian
I am in... just can't figure out which bike to...

I am in... just can't figure out which bike to ride. They better have the Fox Sports channel at my hotel... :lol3


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Forum: Vendors 02-21-2014, 07:09 AM
Replies: 55
Views: 3,713
Posted By Visian
Thanks, Tyler... that is much appreciated. ...

Thanks, Tyler... that is much appreciated.

But, in spite of the really positive feedback (and great ideas) I've received here, I think I'm going to work on developing the back-end of this idea a...
Forum: GS Boxers 02-10-2014, 05:44 AM
Replies: 62
Views: 6,262
Posted By Visian
A few years ago I made the huge mistake of taking...

A few years ago I made the huge mistake of taking momma on a tour of the pacific northwest on a rented Honda Goldwing. Man, she had no use for my GS after that.

I finally narrowed it down to her...
Forum: Vendors 02-10-2014, 05:32 AM
Replies: 55
Views: 3,713
Posted By Visian
The bulk of the Scorekeepers' work is monitoring...

The bulk of the Scorekeepers' work is monitoring social media feeds, forum posts, and maintaining each rider's current score.

As far as judging, the job involves having a good nose for BS. If...
Forum: Vendors 02-09-2014, 08:07 AM
Replies: 55
Views: 3,713
Posted By Visian
Point of order, none of the non-riding (or...

Point of order, none of the non-riding (or riding, for that matter) activities drive revenue to the organizer, want to make that really clear.








I am going to try and rewrite a little...
Forum: Vendors 02-09-2014, 07:37 AM
Replies: 55
Views: 3,713
Posted By Visian
Hey Chet - good to hear from you and thanks for...

Hey Chet - good to hear from you and thanks for the help out in WA last year.

That's a good idea, and I'll work that in.

Thanks for offering to help out, too. I will get with you via e-mail...
Forum: Vendors 02-06-2014, 02:19 PM
Replies: 55
Views: 3,713
Posted By Visian
Well, I am not a mod, so I can't speak for them,...

Well, I am not a mod, so I can't speak for them, but this is not a Kickstarter campaign. I'm asking for input on a concept I am thinking about developing. Sort of a co-development process... I think...
Forum: Vendors 02-06-2014, 09:35 AM
Replies: 55
Views: 3,713
Posted By Visian
Thanks for your comment, and for seeing the...

Thanks for your comment, and for seeing the dividend for the sport.

The best thing you can do to help make this real is to share the link to this thread with others and see if they're interested...
Forum: Pics, pics, pics... 02-06-2014, 06:26 AM
Replies: 97
Views: 23,223
Posted By Visian
1973 Bultaco Matador Six Day. ...

1973 Bultaco Matador Six Day.


http://visian.smugmug.com/Other/RandomStuff/i-fkq3vdd/0/O/73_Matador_SixDay.jpg


And the only known video of famed factory rider Stinkin' Ian, back in the day....
Forum: Pics, pics, pics... 02-06-2014, 06:19 AM
Replies: 1,873
Views: 471,007
Posted By Visian
At the top secret location near Daytona. Can't...

At the top secret location near Daytona. Can't hear any loud pipes, and I managed not to die.

http://visian.smugmug.com/Motorcycles/Bikeweek-2010/i-Zc3bWhc/0/XL/IMG_0577-XL.jpg


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