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Forum: Thumpers 03-17-2014, 10:31 AM
Replies: 5,908
Views: 1,070,227
Posted By Betelgeuse
Occam

Occam's Razor = the simplest answer is usually the right one. I'm leaning toward the rocker shaft, too. So I'll take a wait and see attitude for now and, as suggested, recheck it after a few long...
Forum: Thumpers 03-16-2014, 09:48 AM
Replies: 5,908
Views: 1,070,227
Posted By Betelgeuse
K.i.s.s.

Although I'm trying not to overthink this thing, it goes against the grain to just leave it, but if that's all the oil that seeped out in 12 months, I'm inclined to just clean it up and call it...
Forum: Thumpers 03-16-2014, 08:32 AM
Replies: 5,908
Views: 1,070,227
Posted By Betelgeuse
Oily Top End

Before I start tearing into things to find out where the oil is coming from I thought I'd check in with my ADV friends. I've looked through the 640 thread and found Creepers rocker cover post, the...
Forum: Northeast - Greater Flugistan and home of the carpet baggers. 05-11-2013, 12:12 PM
Replies: 81
Views: 4,795
Posted By Betelgeuse
Trail Boss Dave Mott has a corker for you this...

Trail Boss Dave Mott has a corker for you this year. If the rain holds off it'll be dry and perfect. Who's in?
Forum: Northeast - Greater Flugistan and home of the carpet baggers. 01-28-2013, 02:34 PM
Replies: 580
Views: 40,821
Posted By Betelgeuse
Thanks, Gargoyle. Hopefully, there'll more than...

Thanks, Gargoyle. Hopefully, there'll more than two of us carrying the colors for MVTR. Anybody else?
Forum: Northeast - Greater Flugistan and home of the carpet baggers. 01-28-2013, 12:26 PM
Replies: 580
Views: 40,821
Posted By Betelgeuse
Been doing this one since it was the "Four State"...

Been doing this one since it was the "Four State" back in '05. Glad to see it's getting the national attention this great ride deserves. Tip 'o' the hat to Vince for getting it started and the rest...
Forum: Thumpers 12-05-2012, 10:35 AM
Replies: 126
Views: 9,777
Posted By Betelgeuse
Ignition Switch

X2 from bmwktmbill. Check the wiring under the ignition switch by wiggling the loom leading up to the switch itself. I've had a wire break off up there twice. You can't see if it's broken unless you...
Forum: Northeast - Greater Flugistan and home of the carpet baggers. 09-24-2012, 12:13 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,474
Posted By Betelgeuse
How about all those Berkshire, Classic, Ammo,...

How about all those Berkshire, Classic, Ammo, Pilgram Sands BBR folks? You going to come on out and support your local adventure riding community? Sure hope so. Coffee 'n' cakes, snacks, food, door...
Forum: Northeast - Greater Flugistan and home of the carpet baggers. 09-06-2012, 01:04 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,474
Posted By Betelgeuse
This is going to be a great ride. Bob says there...

This is going to be a great ride. Bob says there will be route sheets (both roll chart and tank bag versions), as well as a GPS track. So come on out and support your local vendor. Where are all...
Forum: Northeast - Greater Flugistan and home of the carpet baggers. 08-27-2012, 05:49 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 821
Posted By Betelgeuse
Thumb Great Ride!

Thanks to Dick, Bruce, John and all the crew for a great ride. This ride was just plain FUN. Hope you can make this a regular event.
Forum: Equipment 01-04-2012, 12:03 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 2,014
Posted By Betelgeuse
Fuel Bladder

Just Gas Tanks calls it a Collapsible Utility Bladder. linky = http://justgastanks.com/index.php?cPath=335
Kind of pricey but sure is handy.
Forum: Northeast - Greater Flugistan and home of the carpet baggers. 06-15-2011, 03:25 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 2,914
Posted By Betelgeuse
Thanks

Thanks to all you intrepid souls who came out Saturday in support of finding a cure for Cystic Fibrosis. The unofficial total raised for CF is $103,000.00. <?xml:namespace prefix = o ns =...
Forum: Northeast - Greater Flugistan and home of the carpet baggers. 06-09-2011, 04:07 AM
Replies: 43
Views: 2,914
Posted By Betelgeuse
I'll be at the track today to help with the...

I'll be at the track today to help with the furniture and again tomorrow to set up the BBR tent. With the new and improved parking/camping/starting line area I can't say for sure where I might end up.
Forum: Northeast - Greater Flugistan and home of the carpet baggers. 06-06-2011, 09:31 AM
Replies: 43
Views: 2,914
Posted By Betelgeuse
Come on down

You're absolutely right, Huck. But I think Monte Hall used to scream that at some would-be contestant on "The Price is Right". Isn't it amazing the trivia that resides in our aged brain cells. You...
Forum: Northeast - Greater Flugistan and home of the carpet baggers. 06-05-2011, 01:14 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 2,914
Posted By Betelgeuse
Cake Walk

We rode the whole thing today and it was BEAUTIFUL out there. The hero sections have dried out and, absent monsoon rains this week, will be in great shape come next Saturday. Don't forget this is for...
Forum: Northeast - Greater Flugistan and home of the carpet baggers. 05-25-2011, 02:42 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 2,914
Posted By Betelgeuse
Hey Shawn. As of two weeks ago that hole had...

Hey Shawn. As of two weeks ago that hole had dried up - sort of. I tried to remember exactly where that one was, but nothing seemed too sink in, as it were. We zipped right through that section.
We...
Forum: Northeast - Greater Flugistan and home of the carpet baggers. 05-15-2011, 05:31 AM
Replies: 43
Views: 2,914
Posted By Betelgeuse
Naaa. All the places I want to check out are...

Naaa. All the places I want to check out are under 3 ft. of mud. In the interest of good public relations, I'm going to put together a quick run through next week - make sure there are no stoppers...
Forum: Northeast - Greater Flugistan and home of the carpet baggers. 05-09-2011, 02:58 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 2,914
Posted By Betelgeuse
Second Pass

Kirk, Stu, Tall Paul and I went out to check on the hero sections yesterday. Think mud - lots of mud. We got skunked in one of the longer and knarlier sections: A conversation with a few land owners...
Forum: Parallel Universe 05-04-2011, 08:51 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 3,472
Posted By Betelgeuse
I got the HB racks. They do stick out a lot, but...

I got the HB racks. They do stick out a lot, but what can you do? Given the big can on the left you have to get around it some how. I've seen posts about cutting the racks down for use with an after...
Forum: Northeast - Greater Flugistan and home of the carpet baggers. 04-23-2011, 06:43 AM
Replies: 43
Views: 2,914
Posted By Betelgeuse
First Pass

Ray Lajoie and I went out yesterday to give the main route a look see. Still lots of snow on the northern sections so we couldn't do it all but still was able to get in 170 miles. Forget about the...
Forum: Northeast - Greater Flugistan and home of the carpet baggers. 04-17-2011, 06:33 AM
Replies: 43
Views: 2,914
Posted By Betelgeuse
Saturday vs Sunday

You are wise beyond your years, grasshopper. After four years of riding the Sat. trail ride and putting on the BBR on Sun. I gave in to age and reason. Yes, Saturday's trail ride is more technical...
Forum: Northeast - Greater Flugistan and home of the carpet baggers. 04-16-2011, 07:52 AM
Replies: 43
Views: 2,914
Posted By Betelgeuse
2011 Charity Classic Big Bike Rally

It's still on for this year. Saturday, June 11, 2011. 170 miles of back roads,dirt roads and hero sections. Lunch provided by Elvio's of Lincoln. Sign up at the track from Friday through Sunday for...
Forum: Northeast - Greater Flugistan and home of the carpet baggers. 04-16-2011, 07:38 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,623
Posted By Betelgeuse
Thumb Classic BBR is still on!!

There WILL be a Charity Classic Big Bike Rally this year. Saturday, 6/11 at the track. Same as the past six years. Flyers and ads have been out for months. Didnt you get yours, Skip?
Although I...
Forum: Northeast - Greater Flugistan and home of the carpet baggers. 06-08-2010, 06:09 AM
Replies: 60
Views: 3,936
Posted By Betelgeuse
Many Thanks

Thanks to everyone - both trail riders and BBR'ers -for making our 30th Anniversary Classic a success. Unofficially, you raised over $115,000 for CF research. Not too shabby. A special thanks goes...
Forum: Northeast - Greater Flugistan and home of the carpet baggers. 06-03-2010, 05:29 AM
Replies: 60
Views: 3,936
Posted By Betelgeuse
BBR vs Trail Ride

It sounds like there may be some confusion here. The Trail Ride will be on private land here and there throughout the two day event. The BBR, on Saturday only, will be on public roads only. In...
Forum: Northeast - Greater Flugistan and home of the carpet baggers. 06-03-2010, 05:11 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 761
Posted By Betelgeuse
As Bruce has shown us, we're well on the way....

As Bruce has shown us, we're well on the way. Just a reminder; after you've signed up down at the track entrance, shoot right up to the tent area to pick up your BBR route sheet and instructions....
Forum: Northeast - Greater Flugistan and home of the carpet baggers. 04-22-2010, 03:12 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 761
Posted By Betelgeuse
I knew you'd get that. I tried Chandler Hill but...

I knew you'd get that. I tried Chandler Hill but thought better of it when I ran into logging mud. Definitely a hero section. I'm bringing the KTM back next week to find out what the rest is like....
Forum: Northeast - Greater Flugistan and home of the carpet baggers. 04-22-2010, 11:49 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 761
Posted By Betelgeuse
Shameless Bump

I went up to the northernmost point on the route yesterday to check out the spot I thought would be a good place to stop for lunch. ...
Forum: Northeast - Greater Flugistan and home of the carpet baggers. 03-17-2010, 05:56 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 761
Posted By Betelgeuse
2010 Charity Classic Big Bike Rally

The 2010 Charity Classic Big Bike Rally will take place Saturday June 5, 2010, starting and ending at New Hampshire Motor Speedway in <?xml:namespace prefix = st1 ns =...
Forum: Thumpers 01-08-2010, 07:25 AM
Replies: 0
Views: 350
Posted By Betelgeuse
640A tank panniers

Anybody know of tank panniers that won't completely cover the cooling cutouts in the tank?
Forum: Northeast - Greater Flugistan and home of the carpet baggers. 11-14-2009, 06:15 AM
Replies: 49
Views: 2,743
Posted By Betelgeuse
KTM Al and I will be there. I'm thinking this is...

KTM Al and I will be there. I'm thinking this is going to be a 640 day with all the rain. Skip's pictures of last year in the mud, and the year before blasting through all that sand has pretty much...
Forum: Northeast - Greater Flugistan and home of the carpet baggers. 09-29-2009, 01:53 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,342
Posted By Betelgeuse
Anybody ride it? I'd like hear how it went. There...

Anybody ride it? I'd like hear how it went. There was a lot of interest in the run last week but I, like a a lot of you I'd guess, opted for a warmer/dryer fall Sunday.
Forum: Northeast - Greater Flugistan and home of the carpet baggers. 09-23-2009, 04:06 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 343
Posted By Betelgeuse
Big Dual Adventure Turkey Bike Run

An interesting discussion was started in the Cidah Run thread http://www.advrider.com/forums/showthread.php?t=507823 (http://www.advrider.com/forums/showthread.php?t=507823). I can think of 5 or 6...
Forum: Northeast - Greater Flugistan and home of the carpet baggers. 09-23-2009, 03:29 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 695
Posted By Betelgeuse
Needless to say, KTM Al and I will be there on...

Needless to say, KTM Al and I will be there on our Katooms.
Forum: Northeast - Greater Flugistan and home of the carpet baggers. 09-20-2009, 07:39 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 695
Posted By Betelgeuse
Just what I was looking for. Thanks.

Just what I was looking for. Thanks.
Forum: Northeast - Greater Flugistan and home of the carpet baggers. 09-19-2009, 01:26 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 695
Posted By Betelgeuse
Cidah Run

Anybody have any more information about the Cidah Run than was available from the link on the NETRA site?
Forum: Northeast - Greater Flugistan and home of the carpet baggers. 06-08-2009, 04:30 AM
Replies: 114
Views: 4,749
Posted By Betelgeuse
:clap A big shout out to all the FFs and gals...

:clap A big shout out to all the FFs and gals that came out to ride with us this year. The unaudited numbers are $113,000 raised for CF research, 550 trail riders and an intrepid 40 adventurers....
Forum: Northeast - Greater Flugistan and home of the carpet baggers. 05-27-2009, 02:53 PM
Replies: 114
Views: 4,749
Posted By Betelgeuse
Seems the Big Bike Rally and Trail Ride are...

Seems the Big Bike Rally and Trail Ride are getting mixed together in this thread. Not that it matters, it all comes out in the wash anyway. But, for the record, the BBR on Saturday is - if you stick...
Forum: Northeast - Greater Flugistan and home of the carpet baggers. 05-24-2009, 02:10 PM
Replies: 114
Views: 4,749
Posted By Betelgeuse
Thanks Nate. I can count to a million in Roman...

Thanks Nate. I can count to a million in Roman Numerals but dyslexia sometimes rears its ugly head at the most inopportune time. I think I'll just start referring the them as class 6 roads. Besides,...
Forum: Northeast - Greater Flugistan and home of the carpet baggers. 05-22-2009, 04:44 AM
Replies: 114
Views: 4,749
Posted By Betelgeuse
Sorry for being remiss in not keeping up with the...

Sorry for being remiss in not keeping up with the thread. I finished the riders notes last night, so rather than paraphrase them, here they are:


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