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Forum: Ride reports 02-04-2011, 06:30 PM
Replies: 408
Views: 232,548
Posted By varkrider
Forum: Ride reports 12-04-2008, 02:49 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 996
Posted By varkrider
Happy Birthday, and you make that bike look good!

Happy Birthday, and you make that bike look good!
Forum: Road warriors 11-17-2008, 10:05 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 3,888
Posted By varkrider
One more company trying to keep Wall Street happy...

One more company trying to keep Wall Street happy through M&A activity. This will only lead to financial hardship for all involved.
Forum: Road warriors 07-30-2007, 06:27 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 2,593
Posted By varkrider
I did not expect so many votes for the old-timers!

I did not expect so many votes for the old-timers!
Forum: Road warriors 07-28-2007, 08:48 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 2,593
Posted By varkrider
Budget is about $10K...could maybe go a bit...

Budget is about $10K...could maybe go a bit higher...wouldn't be disappointed if I spent less.

Sunday rides 100-200 miles are typical, mostly country roads with some highway. My V-Strom was only...
Forum: Road warriors 07-28-2007, 07:34 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 2,593
Posted By varkrider
Talking That was a quiz, right?

That was a quiz, right?
Forum: Road warriors 07-28-2007, 07:23 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 2,593
Posted By varkrider
Used BMW K-bikes

Thinking of a used K-bike. What are the models to buy and which ones should be avoided? Looking for an upright seating position.

I hate going to the dealership so I typically buy Japanese (cars,...
Forum: Equipment 06-20-2007, 07:12 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 530
Posted By varkrider
Sounds good...we'll give it a shot.

Sounds good...we'll give it a shot.
Forum: Equipment 06-20-2007, 11:29 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 530
Posted By varkrider
Mower question

My riding mower floods when pointed uphill. Do I need to replace the carburetor?
Forum: GS Boxers 06-09-2007, 11:50 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 852
Posted By varkrider
How painful was the LT?

How painful was the LT?
Forum: Ride reports 06-01-2007, 08:02 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,468
Posted By varkrider
beautiful...thanks for sharing.

beautiful...thanks for sharing.
Forum: Ride reports 02-27-2007, 01:14 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 2,891
Posted By varkrider
:clap Enjoyed the pics...nice job!

:clap

Enjoyed the pics...nice job!
Forum: Ride reports 02-21-2007, 02:47 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 940
Posted By varkrider
I get to that area about once a year on...

I get to that area about once a year on business...beautiful places. Thanks for bringing me along on your ride.
Forum: Ride reports 02-19-2007, 08:16 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,743
Posted By varkrider
Thanks for bringing us along...good stuff.:thumb

Thanks for bringing us along...good stuff.:thumb
Forum: Ride reports 01-29-2007, 12:14 PM
Replies: 2,624
Views: 516,707
Posted By varkrider
It took me a month of stolen moments to get...

It took me a month of stolen moments to get through this thread...worth every minute.

You're a remarkable person, and I hope to meet you one day.
Forum: Ride reports 12-28-2006, 01:06 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 2,420
Posted By varkrider
Nicely done!

Nicely done!
Forum: Equipment 10-17-2006, 07:30 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,181
Posted By varkrider
Perfect...thanks.

Perfect...thanks.
Forum: Equipment 10-17-2006, 03:01 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,181
Posted By varkrider
Are these safe?

I've considered lowering the back of my strom a tad and saw the following item on ebay. Not knowing the stresses that these links are expected to carry, is it safe to use a machined piece of metal...
Forum: Face plant 10-12-2006, 01:46 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 3,549
Posted By varkrider
I did the same thing in my driveway a few weeks...

I did the same thing in my driveway a few weeks ago and blamed it on limited experience. It's sobering to see someone with your experience fall like that. I hate the idea of falling down under...
Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 09-02-2006, 12:31 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 8,207
Posted By varkrider
Found your thread "What is an Adventure...

Found your thread "What is an Adventure Bike"...good batch of opinions in there.
Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 09-02-2006, 11:23 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 8,207
Posted By varkrider
Not a personal concern...just wondered what the...

Not a personal concern...just wondered what the term meant to different folks.
Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 09-02-2006, 11:15 AM
Replies: 54
Views: 9,615
Posted By varkrider
Will they put ABS on the large strom?

Will they put ABS on the large strom?
Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 09-01-2006, 02:20 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 679
Posted By varkrider
No...that's a brilliant idea!

No...that's a brilliant idea!
Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 09-01-2006, 02:07 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 8,207
Posted By varkrider
So it sounds like the only requirement to become...

So it sounds like the only requirement to become and Adventure Rider is to buy an Adventure Bike, as defined by the marketing geeks. Seems like a pretty low standard.
Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 09-01-2006, 11:44 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 8,207
Posted By varkrider
What is an Adventure Bike?

Recently sat on a Multistrada in Albuquerque and since my current bike has a few scratches and dents, I asked about crash bars. The salesman claimed that they weren't available and that they would...
Forum: Road warriors 08-31-2006, 12:19 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 3,019
Posted By varkrider
My neighbor has an FJR and loves it...he's owned...

My neighbor has an FJR and loves it...he's owned 20+ bikes over the years.
Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 08-29-2006, 05:36 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 679
Posted By varkrider
Flew over the Grand Canyon once...flight...

Flew over the Grand Canyon once...flight restricted to 3,000' though. We used to drop into the canyons at Lake Powell...steep canyon walls on both sides above the jet, turning over the river until it...
Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 08-29-2006, 02:55 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 679
Posted By varkrider
Does anyone know this place?

I've got an old memory of a place out west...maybe someone knows where it is.

Back in the day, we used to fly our jets from New Mexico to Las Vegas for Red Flag exercises. The route started near...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 08-09-2006, 11:39 AM
Replies: 71
Views: 4,269
Posted By varkrider
Two creeping u-turns in the end of the cul-de-sac...

Two creeping u-turns in the end of the cul-de-sac every time I leave the driveway. (The neighbors already know I'm nuts)
Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 08-02-2006, 02:07 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 2,094
Posted By varkrider
Let me offer you the experience I've had with a...

Let me offer you the experience I've had with a DL650...

After completing the MSF course in April, I started riding a 2005 DL650. My goal was to purchase a bike that I could ride more than a few...
Forum: Northeast - Greater Flugistan and home of the carpet baggers. 08-02-2006, 08:08 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 736
Posted By varkrider
I believe you were riding a Pratt & Whitney...

I believe you were riding a Pratt & Whitney helictopter engine.

http://www.pwc.ca/en/img/eng-pw200.jpg
PW200
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