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Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 01-29-2003, 09:46 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,510
Posted By Road Dog
Cool2 Like I said

better to pick a niche where the units are selling for premiums.

I didn't think of the adventure bike niche but it's a good one if you're
serious about it.

I think they are burned enough to...
Forum: Face plant 01-29-2003, 09:26 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 6,047
Posted By Road Dog
Cool2 Well lessee...

I would guess serious rash on his ass and the back of his head.
Very likely a concussion and possibly brain bruise/swelling.

Then there is the possibility of a ruptured spleen and maybe some...
Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 01-29-2003, 09:06 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,510
Posted By Road Dog
Cool2 Not at all

What's wrong with trying to offer a product you think has value?

If folks like the Cannondale group didn't try to enter markets we'd all still be walking. The only mistake I see is trying to enter...
Forum: Regional forums 01-26-2003, 04:54 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,531
Posted By Road Dog
Cool2 Happy

to be of service on this one. Lots of good info on the conditions and the kind of people that live up that way. I found their helpful ways to be very reassuring. Even when a bike was wiped out it...
Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 01-26-2003, 08:28 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,646
Posted By Road Dog
Cool2 Hey Bentspoke...

Honda builds bikes for a VARIETY of people not just those like you. If custom bikes weren't in demand there would be no Harley clones and no aftermarket suppliers of fenders, lights etc. Valkyries...
Forum: Regional forums 01-25-2003, 01:27 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,531
Posted By Road Dog
Cool2 Hey Bentspoke

the best story I have ever read about heading up the way you are planning is this Doug Grosjean.

Good Luck.
Forum: GS Boxers 01-16-2003, 01:29 AM
Replies: 53
Views: 3,977
Posted By Road Dog
Cool2 $96 Damn

I took my front wheel assembly in to my local bike repair shop last Wednesday. I had my new Bridgestone front tire to be mounted. They stopped work on what they were doing and had me out the door in...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 01-15-2003, 07:56 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,095
Posted By Road Dog
Cool2 Oh yeah one caveat...

if you ship by boat, please be sure to pay for a round trip up front with your shipper. :confused

A friend shipped his Gold Wing to Europe on 2001. he paid about $600 to send it. And he figured...
Forum: GS Boxers 01-11-2003, 09:12 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 948
Posted By Road Dog
Cool2 What a bunch of swelled heads.

Obviously the photo depicts a couple of ADV Riders cRAsHing a really great party and hoping no one will notice their strange attire and equipment.

Caught In The Act!
Forum: Road warriors 01-08-2003, 08:23 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 2,866
Posted By Road Dog
Cool2 Shouldn't they?

Cat 0020, the industry is just starting to get away from that type of thinking. That's what I was talking about in referring to practical. What is wrong with going exactly where the customers want...
Forum: Road warriors 01-08-2003, 06:14 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 2,866
Posted By Road Dog
Cool2 Ahh yess

I love the fact that the Chrysler execs have brass balls. "Screw Daimler we'll do it anyway."

What I like best though is the fact that so many vehicle manufacturers are crawling out of the...
Forum: Equipment 12-31-2002, 08:01 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,432
Posted By Road Dog
Cool2 My favorite...

solution to the how many different boots problem is to go tactical.

Police and firemen wear tactical boots all day for everything they do and running and climbing are in that list of stuff. ...
Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 12-31-2002, 07:26 AM
Replies: 95
Views: 5,779
Posted By Road Dog
Cool2 My dream team is>>>

GL1800A2 Gold Wing (have)
K1200GT (trade my ZX 11 and some $$)

All the choices are get on and go bikes no farkeling necessary.
All are pretty tame iron, no ...
Forum: Face plant 12-23-2002, 12:54 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 1,341
Posted By Road Dog
Cool2 For those who crash hard...

here is something that may be of value. Especially for those of us who like me find themselves several states away from home on your adventures.

$195 a year you can sign up for Air ambulance that...
Forum: Regional forums 12-17-2002, 06:05 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 998
Posted By Road Dog
Cool2 Dear MengerFan

you are the first one I've ever known to recognize for yourself that the wanderlust that affects some of us so thoroughly is not easy to catch.

As you mention, the poseurs never seem to get it,...
Forum: Ride reports 12-10-2002, 03:14 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 2,471
Posted By Road Dog
Cool2 I liked it...

a nice good deed and some fun riding thrown in for good measure.

Last time I did something like that was in Chicago in the 80's and I wound up getting shot at.
Forum: GS Boxers 12-02-2002, 10:01 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 2,760
Posted By Road Dog
Cool2 I do have to ask...

If you farted just rocking it off the center stand did you shit when letting out the clutch??:confused
Forum: Regional forums 11-30-2002, 08:15 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,186
Posted By Road Dog
Cool2 Tampa To Yucatan Opportunity

Not sure if this has been covered yet so I'll post it for the general audience.

Somebody's wishes have come true.

On Nov 22 the Scotia Prince Cruises company launched it's inaugural voyage...
Forum: Regional forums 11-20-2002, 05:00 AM
Replies: 48
Views: 7,069
Posted By Road Dog
Cool2 Greetings all

I've been planning my trek North To Anchorage for the past three years.

Leaving St Petersburg, FL on either May31 or June 7. It's looking more and more like May 31. Plan to hot foot it up to...
Forum: Face plant 11-19-2002, 01:27 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,292
Posted By Road Dog
Laugh Deal!

Forum: Equipment 11-11-2002, 10:27 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,113
Posted By Road Dog
Eh? Whoa!! Gezer

What were you thinking. Stealing a man's Avatar is a hanging offense here at ADV. Somebody get the rope!!!
Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 09-29-2002, 08:14 AM
Replies: 104
Views: 5,738
Posted By Road Dog
Cool2 I'm with Lauren and Toad

This is a serious question... The rest of my life on just one bike!

It would have to be something that can take to dirt easily cause the grandson is getting close to that age where he and I will...
Forum: Road warriors 09-23-2002, 07:31 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 765
Posted By Road Dog
Excuse me I've been away

Tell me did I miss the discussion regarding the K1200GT??

Forum: GS Boxers 04-30-2002, 01:10 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,040
Posted By Road Dog
Cool2 Mail Order Tires.....

I get great service from Chaparral on the latest model tires. They ship quick and the per tire prices are damn near unbeatable.

Almost forgot, they have shipped me pretty new merchandise. At the...
Forum: GS Boxers 04-29-2002, 01:54 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,440
Posted By Road Dog
Cool2 Hmmm...

I have a Grandson who turned 6 on Friday. I bought a GL1800A2 on Thursday for the express purpose of getting a safer platform for him to ride with me (that's my story and I'm stickin to it). His...
Forum: GS Boxers 04-04-2002, 11:28 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,432
Posted By Road Dog
Cool2 Well why dint cha say so?

Okay then, a few fuses should be in there, along with some extra oil. A plug kit and a way to inflate a tire. Along with a flashlight and bike tools. Then the cell phone, a list of dealers and your...
Forum: Ride reports 04-04-2002, 06:39 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,903
Posted By Road Dog
Cool2 I think I heard about this guy...

He's the fella who was captured by really bad guys in Columbia. I never did figure out why someone would think they were immune to the effects of Crazies and would try to wander thru their territory...
Forum: GS Boxers 04-03-2002, 05:00 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,432
Posted By Road Dog
Cool2 Lessee 1500 miles...

That's a day and a half comfortable ride. I'd take underwear and a toothbrush. Sleep in a motel at night and be at the end point at 1pm the second day. No problem..
Forum: Ride reports 04-03-2002, 08:01 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 2,671
Posted By Road Dog
Cool2 Hey BS

Get well man and I'm glad you brought Calvin back..Next bring yourself back to riding but take your time....We'll be here.
Forum: Ride reports 03-29-2002, 07:36 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 6,064
Posted By Road Dog
Cool2 Hmmm,,, new RT in Europe?

Oh yes, now I remember from my days living in Europe. The best advise I can give you Glen is when you get there stay out of the left lane on the Autobahn.:umph
Forum: Ride reports 03-29-2002, 07:33 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 6,064
Posted By Road Dog
Cool2 Don't talk to me about ...

Damn sick days. I work out of my house. I can't call the boss to say I'm not coming in cause I'm sick. What the hell does he care?

Of course if I work in the evening and ride in the mornings he...
Forum: Ride reports 03-29-2002, 07:16 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 6,064
Posted By Road Dog
Cool2 Hmmm...

Call Lufthansa, they let you and the bike fly on the same plane. That way you won't need a taxi at the airport when you arrive... no crate no hassle....:evil Maybe you could tell the the boss the...
Forum: Ride reports 03-25-2002, 06:42 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,949
Posted By Road Dog
Cool2 You Mean.....

you aren't ashamed to admit you know someone who owns a Boss Hoss??
Forum: GS Boxers 03-14-2002, 02:07 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,725
Posted By Road Dog
Cool2 Ah the dreaded cupping issue

4k is not too little miles for a tire to start cupping.
It is the tire and the way it is made that determines the cupping issue. My ZX11 had bridgestone BT56 on it when new. They never had a...
Forum: Equipment 03-10-2002, 01:17 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 4,055
Posted By Road Dog
Cool2 Personal experience

I found a leaking rear tire on my ZX last year in early spring. The tire still had a great deal of rubber on it. I plugged it using a kit from the local grocery chain. I have to tell you that it did...
Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 02-25-2002, 07:20 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,881
Posted By Road Dog
Cool2 A nice pint sized bike review....

From an almost 20 year Harley Rider, I really wanted HD to make this one a significant bike. They went and got the best air to water conversion engine designers in the business to do the motor for...
Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 02-25-2002, 07:02 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 4,023
Posted By Road Dog
Cool2 Regarding the gas mileage....

didja check to see if the guy was riding in 4th gear the whole way??

On big power bikes I sometimes find riders who never get to 5th or 6th because of how strong the bike runs. They just forget to...
Forum: Ride reports 02-23-2002, 06:26 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 2,729
Posted By Road Dog

Come on guys enquiring minds want to know. I met Helge a few years back, he seemed like a decent guy. Has he changed? Has corporate greed undermined his previously upright character?

Thank you...
Forum: GS Boxers 02-14-2002, 07:03 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 4,835
Posted By Road Dog
Cool2 I went looking...

Here is a link to the current BMW skills course offerings for the UK this year.

So who's going to be on the continent this year and has the time...
Forum: GS Boxers 02-13-2002, 03:47 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 4,835
Posted By Road Dog
Cool2 And if you didn't know...

at the GS school you normally ride the bikes provided and maintained by BMW mechs. So if the staff says ride thru the wet stuff, you ride thru the wet stuff. Any bent con-rods are BMWs problem, and...
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