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Forum: Day Trippin' 01-05-2014, 08:35 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 3,910
Posted By sailwa66
... and continued: Well, we didn't get eaten...

... and continued:

Well, we didn't get eaten by any bears, nor did the Rangers trap any, very disappointing.

The plan for the day was to get out of the park, because other than the main...
Forum: GPS Tracks - Northeast, Southeast & Florida 12-17-2013, 11:14 AM
Replies: 1,370
Sticky: Tet
Views: 128,701
Posted By sailwa66
Chip, got the PDF file, thanks! .... And...

Chip, got the PDF file, thanks!

.... And bravo for putting this together!
Forum: Day Trippin' 10-06-2013, 09:05 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 3,910
Posted By sailwa66
... continued: The BRMC does not allow fires...

... continued:

The BRMC does not allow fires at the individual campsites, rather there is a large, communal bonfire area, to which Claude and I converged to drink Makers and catch up. When we...
Forum: Day Trippin' 10-05-2013, 02:26 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 3,910
Posted By sailwa66
Troy checking in: With my new bike build not...

Troy checking in:

With my new bike build not *quite* finished yet, I loaded up the old gray bagger (04 Duc Multi) and blasted out of Indiana; the sooner I cross the KY state line, the better. My...
Forum: Vendors 06-12-2013, 12:39 PM
Replies: 83
Views: 20,286
Posted By sailwa66
Only a few degrees. I have customers in...

Only a few degrees. I have customers in Australia, the South Pacific, Taiwan, etc, and no one has reported problems with overheating due to the light kit.
Forum: Ride reports 11-10-2012, 06:34 AM
Replies: 2,050
Views: 1,190,587
Posted By sailwa66
Shades of "One Second After", by William R....

Shades of "One Second After", by William R. Forstchen.....

Keep up the resolve! :clap
Forum: Day Trippin' 11-04-2012, 05:58 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 743
Posted By sailwa66
Where the hell are we going?

This past winter, I'd been turned onto what's called the 'Upper Peninsula Adventure Trail', http://www.advrider.com/forums/showthread.php?t=627424 (thanks, Cannonshot) which is basically a series of...
Forum: Vendors 08-12-2011, 07:42 AM
Replies: 83
Views: 20,286
Posted By sailwa66
That's a 'no'... my shop is being hammered right...

That's a 'no'... my shop is being hammered right now with 'real work', so those projects have a temporary hold on them. We usually taper off a bit in the winter, so I should be able to knock them...
Forum: Thumpers 04-09-2011, 08:04 PM
Replies: 191
Views: 54,288
Posted By sailwa66
Actually, it's a Skiff, like an International 14,...

Actually, it's a Skiff, like an International 14, but a little bigger... less like sailing, and more like flying. Beg/borrow/steal a ride if you can, it's awesome in 20-25! The 17's a great sport...
Forum: Old's Cool 04-09-2011, 07:18 AM
Replies: 268
Views: 33,234
Posted By sailwa66
When I was 14, my dad helped me purchase and do a...

When I was 14, my dad helped me purchase and do a frame-off restore of a 58 TR3 for my first car. Less than a month after getting it home from the body shop with a fresh coat of Imron Red, we had...
Forum: Thumpers 04-09-2011, 06:38 AM
Replies: 191
Views: 54,288
Posted By sailwa66
:clap Good luck on the ride!

:clap

Good luck on the ride!
Forum: Vendors 04-03-2011, 06:19 AM
Replies: 83
Views: 20,286
Posted By sailwa66
Stay tuned...:deal

Stay tuned...:deal
Forum: Vendors 03-13-2011, 09:57 AM
Replies: 83
Views: 20,286
Posted By sailwa66
Wow, this is an old thread! And I'm in no way...

Wow, this is an old thread! And I'm in no way biased :rolleyes

Many of my customers and myself regularly get them dirty, and aside from rider ability, it's pretty much a draw between a...
Forum: Beasts 02-20-2011, 10:52 AM
Replies: 20,892
Views: 3,631,181
Posted By sailwa66
Had a chance to fondle one recently at the IMS...

Had a chance to fondle one recently at the IMS Chicago... very impressed. Didn't feel as top-heavy as I'd expected, though 30lbs of fuel could change that a bit. All the service bits looked to be...
Forum: Road warriors 02-01-2011, 08:17 AM
Replies: 60
Views: 6,431
Posted By sailwa66
Put almost 30,000 miles in 3 years on my old...

Put almost 30,000 miles in 3 years on my old M900, and "borrowed" the wifey's M750 for a 2300-mile trip (including a fair bit of dirt) this past fall. Love the little bikes - so versatile.

Don't...
Forum: Pics, pics, pics... 02-01-2011, 07:34 AM
Replies: 296
Views: 82,289
Posted By sailwa66
Sold it to buy a 916 to race - now I don't race...

Sold it to buy a 916 to race - now I don't race anymore :bluduh

http://i122.photobucket.com/albums/o280/sailwa66/misc/900ss-12.jpg
Forum: Orange Crush 01-21-2011, 07:36 AM
Replies: 131
Views: 51,742
Posted By sailwa66
Ooooo... now yer talkin. Of course, we can't get...

Ooooo... now yer talkin. Of course, we can't get economical diesel-powered cars/small trucks here in the states, so I'm not holding my breath. :bluduh

Hopefully, the new 750/800 hits the...
Forum: Day Trippin' 12-15-2010, 04:51 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 835
Posted By sailwa66
Miles and miles of axle-deep ginger sand on the...

Miles and miles of axle-deep ginger sand on the north shore of the UP... two-up... alone. :bluduh

Or maybe trying to ride along a (busy) railroad bed near my home, where it's built up 10 feet...
Forum: Day Trippin' 12-14-2010, 07:24 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 835
Posted By sailwa66
Dirtee Duckees

My buddy Drew was looking for a creative way to escape his lovely wife's baby shower, and baptize his new (to him) Multistrada. So he invited my friend Tom and I down for a couple days' worth of...
Forum: Ride reports 11-13-2010, 06:29 AM
Replies: 466
Views: 133,128
Posted By sailwa66
What he said. :deal Awesome job. Can't...

What he said. :deal Awesome job.

Can't wait... and now: 5 months of winter :bluduh:bluduh:bluduh
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 11-04-2010, 10:18 AM
Replies: 58
Views: 4,099
Posted By sailwa66
True, but I don't want the used bikes I'm buying...

True, but I don't want the used bikes I'm buying in 5 or 10 years to have all these electronic whoopdee gadgets, most of which won't work, and/or will cost cubic money to fix. For instance:...
Forum: Beasts 11-03-2010, 09:01 AM
Replies: 20,892
Views: 3,631,181
Posted By sailwa66
First of all, I'm never happy... ask anyone who...

First of all, I'm never happy... ask anyone who knows me. :D

The 690E is just a few parts away from being a 690 Adventure (but if you're KTM, apparently adding those few already-existing, yet...
Forum: Beasts 11-03-2010, 06:17 AM
Replies: 20,892
Views: 3,631,181
Posted By sailwa66
And if you ask me, they're both at least 60lbs...

And if you ask me, they're both at least 60lbs too porky. A KTM 690E is almost 100lbs lighter than either.... dayum, those are some heavy pistons!!!!:lol3
Forum: Road warriors 11-03-2010, 06:12 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,489
Posted By sailwa66
The harder you use the front brake, the less...

The harder you use the front brake, the less effective the rear becomes, all the way to 0% (lifting the rear wheel :evil). Generally speaking, on a sporty bike like your Duc, ridden at a sporting...
Forum: Ride reports 11-02-2010, 08:02 AM
Replies: 466
Views: 133,128
Posted By sailwa66
Incredible report, CS... definitely interested in...

Incredible report, CS... definitely interested in the route when you get it finished! Game on!

An interesting diversion/option north of 123 is to visit the Crisp Point Lighthouse, east of Grand...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 10-29-2010, 11:31 AM
Replies: 58
Views: 4,099
Posted By sailwa66
:clap Very. Well. Put.

:clap

Very. Well. Put.
Forum: Vendors 10-29-2010, 06:26 AM
Replies: 0
Views: 845
Posted By sailwa66
New crash bars for the 'Classic' Multistrada are ready!!!

Just in time for Xmas. :evil

http://i122.photobucket.com/albums/o280/sailwa66/multi/STP61159ret-1.jpg

The only proven protection system on the market for all 2004-2009 Multistradas.

And...
Forum: Ride reports 10-25-2010, 08:38 AM
Replies: 109
Views: 31,677
Posted By sailwa66
"Certifiably Epic" is a matter of perspective. ...

"Certifiably Epic" is a matter of perspective. I'd say you nailed it.

I'm no cat person, but my cat was a people person; rescued him as a tiny kitten from under a car hood, and he adopted me. ...
Forum: Ride reports 10-02-2010, 10:01 AM
Replies: 48
Views: 4,620
Posted By sailwa66
Here is a vid I shot of the ultimate ADV machine...

Here is a vid I shot of the ultimate ADV machine in action :deal

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<embed src="http://www.youtube.com/v/L0CDXH9G110?fs=1&hl=en_US"...
Forum: Ride reports 10-02-2010, 09:58 AM
Replies: 48
Views: 4,620
Posted By sailwa66
Day 5.... There is nothing quite so soothing as...

Day 5....
There is nothing quite so soothing as waking up next to the sounds of a mountain stream... at least it drowned out the bear-with-a-sinus-infection noises coming from the next tent. :ear ...
Forum: Ride reports 09-26-2010, 06:15 AM
Replies: 48
Views: 4,620
Posted By sailwa66
Yep... sorry, I was busy waxing the bike :rofl

Yep... sorry, I was busy waxing the bike :rofl
Forum: Ride reports 09-25-2010, 09:09 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 4,620
Posted By sailwa66
This might be bad form, butting in at Day 4, but...

This might be bad form, butting in at Day 4, but y'all are just lookin' at the pix anyway, so deal with it. :lol3

Day 1, abort...
Rather than start the trip late Friday afternoon and take the...
Forum: Beasts 09-23-2010, 07:26 AM
Replies: 45
Views: 5,516
Posted By sailwa66
@nxdirtbag: What he said. @Adrian 8: Please...

@nxdirtbag: What he said.

@Adrian 8: Please explain to me exactly which part of my 04 Ducati Multi (or any air cooled Duc for that matter) is not simple to work on, as after 52,000 miles, I'm...
Forum: Beasts 04-27-2010, 10:25 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 2,083
Posted By sailwa66
Not to pick nits, but the 1000DS service...

Not to pick nits, but the 1000DS service intervals are only 20% shorter @ 6000mi per. Either interval can be pushed if you ride a lot; my 04 usually logs about 10k per year, and I service it...
Forum: Beasts 04-16-2010, 08:36 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,304
Posted By sailwa66
Or for $12 each, Third Eye convex bar ends are...

Or for $12 each, Third Eye convex bar ends are the bomb.
Forum: Beasts 04-16-2010, 08:34 AM
Replies: 5,844
Views: 1,157,365
Posted By sailwa66
Which is exactly why I called :topesthe first...

Which is exactly why I called :topesthe first time I heard about Ducati's "New Lower Maintenance Cost" propoganda/hogwash. Just how do they figure $1200 every 15k is lower than $600 every 7.5k?
...
Forum: Beasts 04-16-2010, 08:10 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 2,083
Posted By sailwa66
"They all do that" :puke1 Take your bike...

"They all do that" :puke1 Take your bike elsewhere for service.

Only at small throttle openings at low rpm will TB sync become critical. The factory CO setting is on the ragged edge of lean,...
Forum: Beasts 04-13-2010, 08:27 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 772
Posted By sailwa66
The V-strom comes with a 19" front... dunnit?

The V-strom comes with a 19" front... dunnit?
Forum: Beasts 04-13-2010, 08:23 AM
Replies: 137
Views: 30,676
Posted By sailwa66
The OEM luggage looks fantastic, but is flimsy as...

The OEM luggage looks fantastic, but is flimsy as hell, barely water-resistant and won't survive anything more than a garage tipover. Plus, the tinkertoy mount is an inane design.

How about some...
Forum: Beasts 04-13-2010, 08:06 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 2,083
Posted By sailwa66
The bike has its quirks, but then again, they all...

The bike has its quirks, but then again, they all do.

The valve guide issue is generally taken care of by Ducati, as is the expanding tank.

Clipping 1.5 coils off the spring in the tipover...
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