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Forum: Day Trippin' 01-17-2014, 05:07 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 3,669
Posted By xxguitarist
Thanks guys, Riding has been cut a bit short...

Thanks guys,
Riding has been cut a bit short lately.. weather and all that. Got out for a little one last weekend, but not very long.

My commute to work is up 34. Nice drive. Better ride.
...
Forum: Day Trippin' 12-22-2013, 08:05 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 3,669
Posted By xxguitarist
Got out for an evening ride in today's...

Got out for an evening ride in today's drastically unseasonable warmth. We'd been sitting around 30F, and today was 60! Earlier in the day I was underneath my car, replacing sway bar bushings, then...
Forum: Pics, pics, pics... 12-17-2013, 07:19 PM
Replies: 7,651
Views: 6,889,813
Posted By xxguitarist
Watch out for that thumb on the slide! My...

Watch out for that thumb on the slide!

My girl is nearly as good as me with a .22, one click down with a full size 9, and two more clicks down with a compact .45.. Don't blame her too much for...
Forum: Pics, pics, pics... 12-17-2013, 07:47 AM
Replies: 7,651
Views: 6,889,813
Posted By xxguitarist
We did notice that her scarf matched! Perfect...

We did notice that her scarf matched! Perfect coincidence.
Forum: Pics, pics, pics... 12-17-2013, 03:58 AM
Replies: 7,651
Views: 6,889,813
Posted By xxguitarist
Aaaand some more help to keep things on focus. ...

Aaaand some more help to keep things on focus.

Not our bike, we stopped by the "motorcyclopedia" museum last weekend.
...
Forum: Ride reports 12-08-2013, 10:28 AM
Replies: 172
Views: 31,793
Posted By xxguitarist
Great read, cool views, even though I couldn't...

Great read, cool views, even though I couldn't stomach some of that food!
Forum: Pics, pics, pics... 11-25-2013, 04:03 PM
Replies: 3,986
Views: 942,486
Posted By xxguitarist
Already have posted these, but will share again,...

Already have posted these, but will share again, as this is a new venue.

http://i220.photobucket.com/albums/dd8/xxguitarist/DSC_2284_zpsf9eb3a2d.jpg
...
Forum: Road warriors 11-18-2013, 07:55 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 2,392
Posted By xxguitarist
kamoto, Appreciate the input. Too late though-...

kamoto,
Appreciate the input. Too late though- I'm super happy with my F800R. See ride report below!
Forum: Day Trippin' 11-18-2013, 07:24 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 658
Posted By xxguitarist
Cool photos! What is that bike? I don't think...

Cool photos!
What is that bike? I don't think we have it in the states?
Forum: Day Trippin' 11-15-2013, 09:24 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 3,669
Posted By xxguitarist
That sounds right to me. Rt8 was good, maybe...

That sounds right to me.
Rt8 was good, maybe every bit as good as anything I've found out here, but I do still long for the true "canyon carving" from out west. Areas with 55 mph speed limits, but...
Forum: Day Trippin' 11-15-2013, 04:01 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 3,669
Posted By xxguitarist
I made my planned escape from work today only a...

I made my planned escape from work today only a few minutes behind schedule. Almost got hung up with a circuit board troubleshoot, then packing up solidworks files for quote & prototyping.

I...
Forum: Day Trippin' 11-14-2013, 06:06 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 3,669
Posted By xxguitarist
Enjoy the little DR- They look like useful bikes,...

Enjoy the little DR- They look like useful bikes, just a little outside of my world. I bet the DS tires will give you a lot more possibilities.
I'll PM you my email, keep it on file until you're...
Forum: Day Trippin' 11-14-2013, 01:09 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 3,669
Posted By xxguitarist
Don't know why they're as rare as they are, but...

Don't know why they're as rare as they are, but it's lots of fun!

Will keep posting photos as I get them.

I was doing some race team stuff, some systems testing, lots of reliability testing,...
Forum: Day Trippin' 11-13-2013, 06:07 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 3,669
Posted By xxguitarist
Lucky, I love BI, have been out there a handful...

Lucky,
I love BI, have been out there a handful of times. Usually do a lot more running around, but this time we just hid out at the beach past the north light. Sounds like you have even quite a bit...
Forum: Day Trippin' 11-11-2013, 08:29 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 3,669
Posted By xxguitarist
Got my bike back from the dealership on Friday,...

Got my bike back from the dealership on Friday, took the shorter route home this time :D

The front end shake was an odd source, and one that the dealership had trouble figuring out too.. The top...
Forum: Day Trippin' 11-06-2013, 04:36 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 3,669
Posted By xxguitarist
Traded my top box for stripes today at the...

Traded my top box for stripes today at the dealership.

http://i220.photobucket.com/albums/dd8/xxguitarist/DSC_2259_zps6a4fff76.jpg

..Not really, it's a loaner/courtesy bike while they're...
Forum: Day Trippin' 11-06-2013, 04:40 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 3,669
Posted By xxguitarist
Thanks! I think it's important to be happy...

Thanks!

I think it's important to be happy in what you do every day. For me, a creative job & a bike to ride if the weather cooperates, goes a long way towards that.

E-man,
I'm using a...
Forum: Day Trippin' 11-04-2013, 08:53 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 3,669
Posted By xxguitarist
Little change of pace- No motorcycles in this...

Little change of pace- No motorcycles in this one, sorry!

Took the bicycles out to Block Island for the day on Saturday. Had initially planned to take the BMW, but it was a cold morning & I didn't...
Forum: Day Trippin' 10-30-2013, 11:50 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 3,669
Posted By xxguitarist
Trapped behind the "barred" windows at work.....

Trapped behind the "barred" windows at work.. Bike calling to me. Looking forward to the ride home, and maybe some detours.
...
Forum: Day Trippin' 10-30-2013, 06:02 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 3,669
Posted By xxguitarist
Thanks! I enjoy being back out here, and fall...

Thanks!
I enjoy being back out here, and fall is the best time for it.

The F800R is great. Easy to ride for medium-long days, even two up. Plenty of power, while still doesn't require full...
Forum: Day Trippin' 10-27-2013, 07:11 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 3,669
Posted By xxguitarist
Got out again today for a ride without any real...

Got out again today for a ride without any real destination. Out the door, down the road, and generally north. I have a GPS hardwired now, so I can get as lost as I want, and still find my way home....
Forum: Day Trippin' 10-26-2013, 06:43 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 3,669
Posted By xxguitarist
Thanks Lucky! It's encouraging me to get my...

Thanks Lucky! It's encouraging me to get my camera out a bit more often, and I'm enjoying it.

Hope to get out for some longer adventures in the upcoming week or two, before it gets too cold.
Forum: Road warriors 10-25-2013, 04:30 PM
Replies: 871
Views: 180,369
Posted By xxguitarist
Loving the bike, only mid 30s F this AM, but it...

Loving the bike, only mid 30s F this AM, but it didn't stop me from riding to work!

http://i220.photobucket.com/albums/dd8/xxguitarist/DSC_2040_zpsa9282286.jpg

More photos at the link in the...
Forum: Day Trippin' 10-25-2013, 04:07 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 3,669
Posted By xxguitarist
Seems like there are a lot of us in the general...

Seems like there are a lot of us in the general area.

Today, one from the commute in, and two from a little urban decay exploring on the way home.
Looking down the Housatonic again, at a rail...
Forum: Day Trippin' 10-24-2013, 04:59 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 3,669
Posted By xxguitarist
I'm enjoying it. Both the bike & learning a new...

I'm enjoying it. Both the bike & learning a new area. I grew up just off the other side of CT in southern RI.
Forum: Day Trippin' 10-24-2013, 06:17 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 3,669
Posted By xxguitarist
Do I need the winter jacket today? Eh. Ought to...

Do I need the winter jacket today? Eh. Ought to be OK with the liner in my leather jacket. Don't want to take the time before work to move the back protector from one to the other....
Forum: Day Trippin' 10-23-2013, 04:40 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 814
Posted By xxguitarist
Looks like you took the road less traveled to get...

Looks like you took the road less traveled to get there!
Forum: Day Trippin' 10-23-2013, 10:16 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 3,669
Posted By xxguitarist
Happy to be back! Will check out your reports,...

Happy to be back!
Will check out your reports, I'm always looking for new destinations.

Skipped riding today because of those wet leaves that we've got in the forecast this evening.
Forum: Road warriors 10-23-2013, 10:13 AM
Replies: 871
Views: 180,369
Posted By xxguitarist
Very much so.. Every day. Except today- Forecast...

Very much so.. Every day. Except today- Forecast calls for cold rain & enough wind to line the roads with leaves.
Forum: Day Trippin' 10-22-2013, 10:35 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 3,669
Posted By xxguitarist
Mounted a GIVI B-47 "Tech" topbox to the F800 a...

Mounted a GIVI B-47 "Tech" topbox to the F800 a few days ago, which has made life lots easier for riding to work, and it'll also serve as a backrest for my girlfriend.
...
Forum: Day Trippin' 10-22-2013, 09:10 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 3,669
Posted By xxguitarist
Western CT & New England on a F800R

A little history here. I packed up my life into my car & moved out to OR from RI a bit over two years ago for a dream job. There, I picked up this motorcycling habit as a function of being an...
Forum: Road warriors 10-22-2013, 07:26 AM
Replies: 871
Views: 180,369
Posted By xxguitarist
Some lens flare from the sun, but a beautiful...

Some lens flare from the sun, but a beautiful ride to work this AM..
http://i220.photobucket.com/albums/dd8/xxguitarist/DSC_1983_zpse34d6763.jpg
Forum: Road warriors 10-21-2013, 06:47 AM
Replies: 871
Views: 180,369
Posted By xxguitarist
Sure thing. It's not perfect, but I also think...

Sure thing. It's not perfect, but I also think it's about as good as it gets for a match. I can snap another one of these days when it's light out.

The BMW rack is a nice piece, and it's...
Forum: Ride reports 10-20-2013, 04:58 PM
Replies: 586
Views: 176,368
Posted By xxguitarist
Anti, Great to see you back at it, in my old...

Anti,
Great to see you back at it, in my old stomping grounds. I started riding in southern OR, and weathered all the storms in some surprising good Icon "patrol" gear. Out east, I've picked up a...
Forum: Road warriors 10-19-2013, 07:45 PM
Replies: 871
Views: 180,369
Posted By xxguitarist
I used the BMW rack, it attaches well with the...

I used the BMW rack, it attaches well with the mounting plate for the GIVI- You will want some longer M6 bolts though..

Sorry for the poor photos, but it's dark out & I just took them.

The...
Forum: Road warriors 10-17-2013, 08:11 PM
Replies: 871
Views: 180,369
Posted By xxguitarist
Installed a GIVI 37 liter "tech" topbox tonight,...

Installed a GIVI 37 liter "tech" topbox tonight, also used the new-to-me wunderlich center stand for a chain lube. Loving every minute with this bike, and now my girlfriend will have a backrest!
...
Forum: Road warriors 10-11-2013, 08:24 AM
Replies: 871
Views: 180,369
Posted By xxguitarist
Installed a battery tender wiring kit last night,...

Installed a battery tender wiring kit last night, both for charging & running accessories, but it's not yet switched, since that'd be counterproductive with charging. GPS now will last for a lot more...
Forum: Road warriors 10-06-2013, 05:53 PM
Replies: 871
Views: 180,369
Posted By xxguitarist
Thanks! She (not wife quite yet) thought it...

Thanks!

She (not wife quite yet) thought it was a fair bit more comfortable than some other bikes we've ridden together (Triumph Street triple, Brammo Empulse) Mostly more leg room.

We were...
Forum: Road warriors 10-06-2013, 04:27 PM
Replies: 871
Views: 180,369
Posted By xxguitarist
I picked up my leftover 2012 on Saturday, and...

I picked up my leftover 2012 on Saturday, and immediately set out on a two-up 5 hour, 160 mile ride in northwest CT with my better half.
Fall foliage, cute towns, and perfect weather....
Forum: Road warriors 10-02-2013, 06:42 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 2,392
Posted By xxguitarist
Test rode a BMW F800R, it felt like "home" Fell...

Test rode a BMW F800R, it felt like "home" Fell in love at first ride.. It's a leftover 2012 demo, so a good price & a warranty. Win. Picking it up Sat.
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