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Forum: Road warriors 04-12-2014, 06:32 PM
Replies: 1,609
Views: 228,281
Posted By Ricky Rocket
I think this one could be classified as a Sport...

I think this one could be classified as a Sport Tourer, no?

http://i43.photobucket.com/albums/e381/china-clipper/2010%20BMW%20K1300S/MyK1300S.jpg
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Forum: Day Trippin' 06-04-2013, 02:14 PM
Replies: 185
Views: 28,391
Posted By Ricky Rocket
Keep 'em coming...

Keep 'em coming...
Forum: Day Trippin' 06-03-2013, 01:24 PM
Replies: 185
Views: 28,391
Posted By Ricky Rocket
Just subscribed

Great trip report...and nice photos! I noticed a lot of pictures with your bike tipped over...I like that. I'm glad you feel comfortable sharing ALL your experiences, not just the "macho" ones. ...
Forum: Day Trippin' 06-01-2013, 05:28 PM
Replies: 73
Views: 7,491
Posted By Ricky Rocket
Just subscribed!

Quite a trip! What tires come stock on that thing? I imagine a semi-knobby? I'm headed to Key West in July (but on the big bird); wish I had some time for an adventure like yours. :clap
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 05-31-2013, 05:43 PM
Replies: 415
Views: 109,552
Posted By Ricky Rocket
Wow, below 70F huh? I have a sleeping bag I was...

Wow, below 70F huh? I have a sleeping bag I was pretty much going to carry with me anyway, and I have an older Therm-a-rest pad. Never tried hammock camping, but everybody seems to swear they'll...
Forum: Northeast - Greater Flugistan and home of the carpet baggers. 05-30-2013, 07:01 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 462
Posted By Ricky Rocket
The State has to provide a portion of the land to...

The State has to provide a portion of the land to be used for ATV/offroad use; however, no one in the legislature ever brings the issue up. All the rich folks love the idyllic picture of riding...
Forum: Thumpers 05-30-2013, 09:12 AM
Replies: 75,975
Views: 8,042,808
Posted By Ricky Rocket
Wow, what timiing. I've been looking on the ADV...

Wow, what timiing. I've been looking on the ADV flea market for used Wolfman Racks to no avail; just gonna have to bite the bullet and order some new. I was hoping to get used so I could buy the...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 05-30-2013, 07:43 AM
Replies: 415
Views: 109,552
Posted By Ricky Rocket
Just picked up this Grand Trunk Skeeter Beeter...

Just picked up this Grand Trunk Skeeter Beeter PRO hammock; I bought a 10' x 12' Etowah Camo Tarp to cover it last night. My aquisition of stealth camping gear has begun.... :D

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Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 05-29-2013, 10:33 AM
Replies: 415
Views: 109,552
Posted By Ricky Rocket
True my friend, camping is definitely NOT...

True my friend, camping is definitely NOT "RV'ing"....at least in my book. It used to be you could go to a state campground where they offered no amenites (save the latrines), and be left alone. ...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 05-29-2013, 09:50 AM
Replies: 415
Views: 109,552
Posted By Ricky Rocket
As the state parks here in CT won't let you tie a...

As the state parks here in CT won't let you tie a hammock to a tree, and the private campgrounds are nothing more than the redneck's weekend vacation villa, I'm starting to put together my "kit" for...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 05-29-2013, 09:30 AM
Replies: 415
Views: 109,552
Posted By Ricky Rocket
Yup, in CT everything is illegal. The...

Yup, in CT everything is illegal. The politicians' idea of camping is setting up a $$$ RV on a cleared spot with water, electrical, and cable hookup. (no fires allowed, God forbid), and paying the...
Forum: Northeast - Greater Flugistan and home of the carpet baggers. 05-22-2013, 11:22 AM
Replies: 4,849
Views: 268,727
Posted By Ricky Rocket
Wow, that's the exact setup I'm contemplating! I...

Wow, that's the exact setup I'm contemplating! I have a XR650L with the Cyclerack on back. I'm looking into Wolfman racks and expedition bags; been trying to find used racks here on ADV (to no...
Forum: Equipment 05-21-2013, 05:48 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 2,626
Posted By Ricky Rocket
Anybody ever consider the Wolfman Expedition bags...

Anybody ever consider the Wolfman Expedition bags with the hard mounts? I'm in the same boat with my XR650L. I like the idea of top-loaders and full-on waterproof. Would hate to be on the...
Forum: Northeast - Greater Flugistan and home of the carpet baggers. 05-20-2013, 04:21 PM
Replies: 4,849
Views: 268,727
Posted By Ricky Rocket
No kidding...here in CT you need a freakin'...

No kidding...here in CT you need a freakin' permit or license to do ANYTHING. Still bummed my kids have dirt bikes and ATV's and nowhere to ride them (legally). The towns and State keep pushing to...
Forum: Vendors 05-09-2013, 08:21 PM
Replies: 407
Views: 72,355
Posted By Ricky Rocket
Still can't figure out why they can't make the...

Still can't figure out why they can't make the Great Basin waterproof. I see the advantage of keeping gear in individual stuff sacks for convenience, but why not just make the whole durn bag...
Forum: Northeast - Greater Flugistan and home of the carpet baggers. 04-16-2013, 03:23 PM
Replies: 4,849
Views: 268,727
Posted By Ricky Rocket
Both actually; I'd like to have a place to just...

Both actually; I'd like to have a place to just bomb around and spend some time w/out beating myself up too bad. And, if there is a highly "technical" trail that would be good to build my skills on.
Forum: Northeast - Greater Flugistan and home of the carpet baggers. 04-16-2013, 06:27 AM
Replies: 4,849
Views: 268,727
Posted By Ricky Rocket
Cool video! Where is that road? I live in...

Cool video! Where is that road? I live in eastern CT (Lebanon) and can't really find anywhere to ride that isn't posted. Just put some Dunlop 606's on my XR650L and am trying to find someplace to...
Forum: Beasts 04-12-2013, 10:06 AM
Replies: 194
Views: 15,781
Posted By Ricky Rocket
I've ridden and owned a lot of bikes over the...

I've ridden and owned a lot of bikes over the years. I just picked up a K1300S for sport touring; my "adventure" bike is a Honda XR650L. I've always wanted a BMW (that "lust" thing), and figured...
Forum: Road warriors 04-10-2013, 11:13 AM
Replies: 1,609
Views: 228,281
Posted By Ricky Rocket
I have settled on riding alone for the past...

I have settled on riding alone for the past several years. My friends who still own bikes (fewer each year) don't seem to have the same interests as me. They either want to ride to the bar and...
Forum: Road warriors 04-10-2013, 08:40 AM
Replies: 1,609
Views: 228,281
Posted By Ricky Rocket
Question http://i43.photobucket.com/albums/e381/china-clipp...

http://i43.photobucket.com/albums/e381/china-clipper/2010%20BMW%20K1300S/DSC_0021.jpg

According to my onboard "computer" I'm averaging 44.3 mpg; considering the bike is this considered good...
Forum: Road warriors 04-07-2013, 12:30 PM
Replies: 1,609
Views: 228,281
Posted By Ricky Rocket
The KS is unbelievable! I find myself...

The KS is unbelievable! I find myself volunteering to run any errands for my wife just so I can jump on the bike. Still getting used to the power...kind of scary when compared to my older bikes. ...
Forum: Road warriors 04-07-2013, 08:24 AM
Replies: 1,609
Views: 228,281
Posted By Ricky Rocket
Bluhduh My previous Sport Touring bike.... ...

My previous Sport Touring bike....

http://i43.photobucket.com/albums/e381/china-clipper/IMG_20130310_144847.jpg

Still the garage next to my K1300S. My wife said when I bought the K that I...
Forum: Road warriors 04-03-2013, 08:09 PM
Replies: 1,609
Views: 228,281
Posted By Ricky Rocket
I thought sport-touring was the activity....not...

I thought sport-touring was the activity....not the bike?
Forum: Road warriors 03-27-2013, 05:39 AM
Replies: 238
Views: 68,071
Posted By Ricky Rocket
Thanks! I guess the other bike I have will be...

Thanks! I guess the other bike I have will be getting used less; it was however once considered a "superbike" in its heyday.
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Forum: Road warriors 03-26-2013, 08:29 PM
Replies: 238
Views: 68,071
Posted By Ricky Rocket
This is the K1300S I just picked up; came with...

This is the K1300S I just picked up; came with the Sport Bags, Heli-bars, Throttlemeisters and a tinted windshield. Other than that bone stock and a ball to ride!


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Forum: Road warriors 03-26-2013, 07:52 PM
Replies: 1,609
Views: 228,281
Posted By Ricky Rocket
Pics of the new bike

Here's the 2010 BMW K1300S I picked up last Friday. Cold here in Connecticut, but had to take it out for a spin. What a rocket!

http://i43.photobucket.com/albums/e381/china-clipper/DSC_0004.jpg
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Forum: Road warriors 03-24-2013, 02:19 PM
Replies: 1,609
Views: 228,281
Posted By Ricky Rocket
No pictures?

I guess there must be a threshold before you can post pictures here; I tried to post one of my new bike, but no-go. Any idea how many posts before I can attach a picture?
Forum: Road warriors 03-23-2013, 02:45 PM
Replies: 1,609
Views: 228,281
Posted By Ricky Rocket
To be honest, this is the first bike I own that I...

To be honest, this is the first bike I own that I probably will have to learn to use the damn turn signals. It seems every other bike I've had the lights blink when they damn well feel like it. I...
Forum: Thumpers 03-23-2013, 12:32 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 7,367
Posted By Ricky Rocket
Fixed!

Well, figured I update the thread on this nightmare. After all the troubleshooting I ordered a new pulse generator. I unplugged the old one and plugged the new one to the harness. I pulled the...
Forum: Road warriors 03-23-2013, 12:15 PM
Replies: 1,609
Views: 228,281
Posted By Ricky Rocket
The bike is mine!

Picked up the bike yesterday; it's absolutely mint. Got if from another Adventure Rider here. Went to DMV this morning and two hours later it's registered and fully legal. Went for a quick scoot...
Forum: Road warriors 03-21-2013, 08:47 AM
Replies: 1,609
Views: 228,281
Posted By Ricky Rocket
Wow, nice bike. What tank grip pads are those?

Wow, nice bike. What tank grip pads are those?
Forum: Road warriors 03-20-2013, 11:13 AM
Replies: 1,609
Views: 228,281
Posted By Ricky Rocket
Laugh I haven't ridden one yet, but have been riding...

I haven't ridden one yet, but have been riding bikes for over 30 years. Everything from Harley's to sportbikes, dirt bikes and drag raced also. I figure I'll take it for a spin before paying and...
Forum: Road warriors 03-20-2013, 08:04 AM
Replies: 1,609
Views: 228,281
Posted By Ricky Rocket
BMW K1300S for sport touring?

Hello, I'm just about ready to pull the trigger on a bike almost identical to this one except the one I'm looking at is a multi-color gray/black/red/silver model. Any thoughts on sport touring with...
Forum: Thumpers 03-20-2013, 07:31 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 4,314
Posted By Ricky Rocket
Fixed!

Well, figured I update the thread on this nightmare. After all the troubleshooting I ordered a new pulse generator. I unplugged the old one and plugged the new one to the harness. I pulled the...
Forum: Thumpers 12-27-2009, 05:28 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 7,367
Posted By Ricky Rocket
Thanks, I pulled the switch and tried to clean...

Thanks, I pulled the switch and tried to clean it; it looks like it's sealed. It didn't do much good, I'm not sure how to pull it apart....does it come apart? There was a switch off a later XR on...
Forum: Thumpers 12-27-2009, 04:49 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 4,314
Posted By Ricky Rocket
Thanks, I pulled the switch and tried to clean...

Thanks, I pulled the switch and tried to clean it; it looks like it's sealed. It didn't do much good, I'm not sure how to pull it apart....does it come apart? There was a switch off a later XR on...
Forum: Thumpers 12-27-2009, 02:30 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 4,314
Posted By Ricky Rocket
Where I am now........bike starts fine when key...

Where I am now........bike starts fine when key on, kill switch on, clutch lever out and in neutral IF THE SIDE STAND IS UP! If I try and start it with the side stand down...no go. It doesn't matter...
Forum: Thumpers 12-27-2009, 02:27 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 7,367
Posted By Ricky Rocket
Where I am now........bike starts fine when key...

Where I am now........bike starts fine when key on, kill switch on, clutch lever out and in neutral IF THE SIDE STAND IS UP! If I try and start it with the side stand down...no go. It doesn't matter...
Forum: Thumpers 12-22-2009, 07:06 PM
Replies: 258
Views: 104,824
Posted By Ricky Rocket
Dirtbagz & Cyclerack?

Anybody know for sure if a Dirtbagz Ranger setup will fit on an XR650L with the Cyclerack (the one with the long support bar)? I'd like both setups but I'm not sure if the Dirtbagz side mounts will...
Forum: Thumpers 12-19-2009, 05:51 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 4,314
Posted By Ricky Rocket
This is driving me nuts. It's 9 degrees F here...

This is driving me nuts. It's 9 degrees F here in Connecticut. My garage is freezing and my tools feel like they came from Antarctica. The wires on my XR are so stiff from the cold I'm afraid I'm...
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