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Forum: Thumpers 06-24-2014, 10:32 PM
Replies: 46,326
Views: 9,289,461
Posted By bthebert
I'd like to pull the trigger on one of these...

I'd like to pull the trigger on one of these (Righteous Stunt Clutch Levers) myself.

Which length is the closest to the factory Yamaha lever (but still short enough to fit inside a hand guard...
Forum: GPS Tracks - Northeast, Southeast & Florida 05-31-2014, 07:36 AM
Replies: 1,455
Sticky: Tet
Views: 142,570
Posted By bthebert
Just received two emails with two files (.PDF and...

Just received two emails with two files (.PDF and .DOC), TET and TES-S. (Still reading.)

Thank you.
Forum: GPS Tracks - Northeast, Southeast & Florida 05-31-2014, 07:36 AM
Replies: 1,243
Sticky: TetS
Views: 113,321
Posted By bthebert
Just received two emails with two files (.PDF and...

Just received two emails with two files (.PDF and .DOC), TET and TES-S. (Still reading.)

Thank you.
Forum: Thumpers 05-30-2014, 11:06 PM
Replies: 28,725
Views: 3,521,555
Posted By bthebert
As long as they're both CV-style, or both pumpers.

As long as they're both CV-style, or both pumpers.
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 05-30-2014, 09:57 PM
Replies: 30,554
Views: 2,355,289
Posted By bthebert
<-- very flexible and almost always willing to...

<-- very flexible and almost always willing to ride, even on weekdays. Live in Blairsville, adjacent to Chattahoochee Natl Forest and 5 miles from Wolf Pen Gap Rd.
Forum: Thumpers 05-29-2014, 02:19 PM
Replies: 28,725
Views: 3,521,555
Posted By bthebert
DirtBagz ...

DirtBagz

http://www.dbzproducts.com/models.htm

Side racks and textile luggage.
Forum: Thumpers 05-27-2014, 06:50 AM
Replies: 28,725
Views: 3,521,555
Posted By bthebert
Cogent cut its teeth on the DR350. That's where...

Cogent cut its teeth on the DR350. That's where we first met.
Forum: Thumpers 05-19-2014, 08:32 AM
Replies: 28,725
Views: 3,521,555
Posted By bthebert
Interesting. That brace appears to have been...

Interesting. That brace appears to have been cast. The edges and corners are semi-rounded, and I even see what appear to be some voids.

All the edges and corners on mine are very square and sharp....
Forum: Thumpers 05-18-2014, 07:47 PM
Replies: 28,725
Views: 3,521,555
Posted By bthebert
I was under the impression that "SRC" stood for...

I was under the impression that "SRC" stood for "Scott's Racing Co" (or thereabouts).

If not that, then what? Inquiring minds want to know.
Forum: Thumpers 05-18-2014, 05:49 PM
Replies: 28,725
Views: 3,521,555
Posted By bthebert
Check the clutch interlock switch on the left...

Check the clutch interlock switch on the left handlebar and the side-stand safety switch.

I forget how the circuits work *exactly*, and I don't have a schematic in front of me just now; but either...
Forum: Thumpers 05-18-2014, 03:42 PM
Replies: 28,725
Views: 3,521,555
Posted By bthebert
They were made and sold by Scott's Racing....

They were made and sold by Scott's Racing. Including that might help in your search. They included the guards for the upper fork tubes, as pictured below:
...
Forum: Thumpers 05-18-2014, 10:41 AM
Replies: 28,725
Views: 3,521,555
Posted By bthebert
I respectfully disagree. Not if it's been well...

I respectfully disagree. Not if it's been well maintained and if, as the prospective buyer says, it has "a lot of adventure aftermarket parts".

These things run forever, just like a John Deere...
Forum: Thumpers 04-27-2014, 01:34 PM
Replies: 46,326
Views: 9,289,461
Posted By bthebert
I recognize that as FS211 in the Pike National...

I recognize that as FS211 in the Pike National Forest, the portion burned in the Hayman fire. I spent a couple of weeks last summer camped NNW of Lake George and riding that area.

What impresses...
Forum: The Rockies It's all downhill from here... 07-24-2013, 07:53 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,790
Posted By bthebert
That's tough work at 12,000 feet. Good job. And...

That's tough work at 12,000 feet. Good job. And thanks.
Forum: The Rockies It's all downhill from here... 07-21-2013, 12:24 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,790
Posted By bthebert
We took three bikes over Webster today (Sat,...

We took three bikes over Webster today (Sat, 7/20), and it was a piece of cake. A DR350, an F650GS Dakar, and an F800GS.

There is no snow at all remaining on the downhill side. There's a bit of...
Forum: Ride reports 07-22-2012, 09:41 AM
Replies: 90
Views: 15,659
Posted By bthebert
I think your plugs look fine. Desirable is a dry...

I think your plugs look fine. Desirable is a dry tan/beige color. I wouldn't call those "fouled" by any stretch.

Given your pre-departure carb problems and the intermittent nature of the...
Forum: Ride reports 04-17-2011, 05:54 PM
Replies: 74
Views: 13,898
Posted By bthebert
Andrew: I teach photography classes from...

Andrew:

I teach photography classes from time to time, including some in an online format. If you'll PM me your email address, I'd be happy to share some of the handouts that I use if you'd like....
Forum: Ride reports 04-16-2011, 05:01 PM
Replies: 74
Views: 13,898
Posted By bthebert
Glad you liked the report, Andrew. As for...

Glad you liked the report, Andrew.

As for camera gear:

I carried three cameras on this trip, all digital. (Yes, I still shoot film on occasion, in medium and large formats.) A Canon 5D with...
Forum: GPS Tracks - Northeast, Southeast & Florida 09-26-2010, 05:59 PM
Replies: 551
Views: 97,714
Posted By bthebert
Save the .GPX file. Save it *as* a .GPX...

Save the .GPX file.

Save it *as* a .GPX file.

Or let me email it to you. Not sure if your browser is altering the file somehow or not.

Open the file in MapSource. It contains two...
Forum: GPS Tracks - Northeast, Southeast & Florida 09-25-2010, 09:39 AM
Replies: 551
Views: 97,714
Posted By bthebert
I'm peachy. Isn't the trail file just an...

I'm peachy.

Isn't the trail file just an "attachment" back at the beginning of this thread?

If not, PM me a current email address and I'll send you the copy I snagged a few weeks back.

...
Forum: GPS Tracks - Northeast, Southeast & Florida 09-25-2010, 09:11 AM
Replies: 551
Views: 97,714
Posted By bthebert
Vince: MapSource is a free download from...

Vince:

MapSource is a free download from Garmin.

Once you have that installed, OPEN the .gpd/.gpx file for whatever trip interests you. Then use "Transfer to Device" to send whatever bits you...
Forum: Northeast - Greater Flugistan and home of the carpet baggers. 09-24-2010, 11:29 AM
Replies: 337
Views: 20,354
Posted By bthebert
Good tip. I know I carry more tools than...

Good tip. I know I carry more tools than average. Most of my riding is solo and backcountry (CO, AZ, UT, etc.). Old habits are hard to break.

I did just weigh the tools, pouch and all, on the...
Forum: Northeast - Greater Flugistan and home of the carpet baggers. 09-24-2010, 09:22 AM
Replies: 337
Views: 20,354
Posted By bthebert
I'm sure I'm over-thinking this. Just to have...

I'm sure I'm over-thinking this. Just to have SOMETHING with which to fill the void. And I'm sure I'm inclined to favor mechanical explanations (over "Bill just fucked up") in order to soothe my...
Forum: Northeast - Greater Flugistan and home of the carpet baggers. 09-24-2010, 08:06 AM
Replies: 337
Views: 20,354
Posted By bthebert
I'm not discounting the possibility of plain &...

I'm not discounting the possibility of plain & simple "rider/operator error" as the proximate cause of my wreck. But further investigation is leading me to suspect a problem with this...
Forum: Northeast - Greater Flugistan and home of the carpet baggers. 09-22-2010, 09:31 PM
Replies: 337
Views: 20,354
Posted By bthebert
Yep. I remember this...

Yep. I remember this (http://vfr870.smugmug.com/Motorcycles/2010/P9190074/1015149674_Rvx9y-L.jpg). And this (http://vfr870.smugmug.com/Motorcycles/2010/P9190075/1015149723_4csiX-L.jpg). Still...
Forum: Northeast - Greater Flugistan and home of the carpet baggers. 09-22-2010, 07:32 PM
Replies: 337
Views: 20,354
Posted By bthebert
Visited the orthopedist today and came home with...

Visited the orthopedist today and came home with a spiffy blue cast on my left arm (above the elbow to hand). They said that in two weeks I can go with a shorter, forearm-only, cast.

Following up...
Forum: Northeast - Greater Flugistan and home of the carpet baggers. 09-21-2010, 10:44 AM
Replies: 337
Views: 20,354
Posted By bthebert
I keep hearing stories about things I said/did...

I keep hearing stories about things I said/did during the period of my memory loss:
Forum: Northeast - Greater Flugistan and home of the carpet baggers. 09-21-2010, 08:54 AM
Replies: 337
Views: 20,354
Posted By bthebert
ACTUALLY, I think we met earlier than that --...

ACTUALLY, I think we met earlier than that -- northbound on Rte 8, South of Winsted. ;-)

I absolutely remember you, Steve. You were a fine host and grill-meister. And I'm enjoying your pics. ...
Forum: Northeast - Greater Flugistan and home of the carpet baggers. 09-21-2010, 08:08 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 798
Posted By bthebert
I read about this on the front page of the...

I read about this on the front page of the Pittsfield paper -- at the hospital.

One of my close friends (from San Jose) had heard about my tiny wreck, and then Googled to find THIS report of a "CT...
Forum: Northeast - Greater Flugistan and home of the carpet baggers. 09-21-2010, 07:53 AM
Replies: 337
Views: 20,354
Posted By bthebert
*roaring laughter* Your sense of humor is...

*roaring laughter*

Your sense of humor is *perfectly* healthy, Vince!

@Rich: I sure don't want to monopolize the discussion here. And there were far more GOOD things about the weekend; I sure...
Forum: Northeast - Greater Flugistan and home of the carpet baggers. 09-21-2010, 07:30 AM
Replies: 337
Views: 20,354
Posted By bthebert
Examining the track log from my own GPS, I'm...

Examining the track log from my own GPS, I'm guessing I crashed somewhere between "Sandwash Reservoir" and "Ashley Lake"?

http://content.imagesocket.com/images/100920_crashsite63e.jpg

Satellite...
Forum: Northeast - Greater Flugistan and home of the carpet baggers. 09-20-2010, 11:01 PM
Replies: 337
Views: 20,354
Posted By bthebert
Oh . . . just for the record, and though I have...

Oh . . . just for the record, and though I have no memory of it . . .

. . . I'm told I was "talking like a pirate" to the nurses. :rofl
Forum: Northeast - Greater Flugistan and home of the carpet baggers. 09-20-2010, 10:43 PM
Replies: 337
Views: 20,354
Posted By bthebert
Hiya, Vince! It's no secret that I'm not...

Hiya, Vince!

It's no secret that I'm not nearly as skilled a rider as many of y'all. I did not even START riding till I was nearly 45, and even then I use a bike more like a "pack mule" to get me...
Forum: Northeast - Greater Flugistan and home of the carpet baggers. 09-20-2010, 10:12 PM
Replies: 337
Views: 20,354
Posted By bthebert
Thank you. My most heartfelt, unspeakable thanks...

Thank you. My most heartfelt, unspeakable thanks to ALL who pitched in.


This is really useful information.

I've been riding this DR350 since I acquired it in 2002. *JUST* prior to this...
Forum: Northeast - Greater Flugistan and home of the carpet baggers. 09-20-2010, 08:51 PM
Replies: 337
Views: 20,354
Posted By bthebert
Hi, all. Bill here. I'm safely home and...

Hi, all. Bill here.

I'm safely home and doing reasonably well, all things considered. I'm nursing a concussion and I fractured the radius in my left arm. My head hurts and my neck/shoulders are...
Forum: Thumpers 09-13-2010, 02:56 PM
Replies: 16,140
Views: 1,934,612
Posted By bthebert
Both sides can't possibly be threaded and still...

Both sides can't possibly be threaded and still have any "pinching" function.

That bolt is not reversible.

It's certainly possible that one manufacturer (of levers) orients the bolt one way,...
Forum: Thumpers 09-10-2010, 10:33 AM
Replies: 16,140
Views: 1,934,612
Posted By bthebert
You should probably include the YEAR. Single...

You should probably include the YEAR.

Single spark BMS unit is different from the dual spark.

And once you get the right unit, I'm not sure if there's an issue with the SOFTWARE or not.
Forum: Northeast - Greater Flugistan and home of the carpet baggers. 09-09-2010, 03:51 PM
Replies: 337
Views: 20,354
Posted By bthebert
Good question. Is a Massachusetts fishing...

Good question. Is a Massachusetts fishing license required? Or is this more of a "private pond" and exempt from that requirement?
Forum: Northeast - Greater Flugistan and home of the carpet baggers. 09-09-2010, 10:19 AM
Replies: 337
Views: 20,354
Posted By bthebert
Bike . . . check Small propane grill . . ....

Bike . . . check

Small propane grill . . . check

Fishing gear . . . check

Eye patch and fake wooden leg . . . check
Forum: Thumpers 09-08-2010, 04:56 PM
Replies: 16,140
Views: 1,934,612
Posted By bthebert
The purpose of the fully threaded bolts is simple...

The purpose of the fully threaded bolts is simple enough to understand. I wish (and NEED, under certain circumstances) to use the whole slot in the swingarm -- the full range of adjustment that the...
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