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Forum: Trip Planning 11-29-2013, 01:31 AM
Replies: 1,035
Views: 570,635
Posted By tpresten
In. Cumming, Ga Tent, shower, tools,...

In.

Cumming, Ga

Tent, shower, tools, etc

Tom

Tpresten@gmail.com
Forum: Road warriors 04-10-2012, 02:28 AM
Replies: 130
Views: 16,639
Posted By tpresten
I am 46 and made the switch 9 years ago. No...

I am 46 and made the switch 9 years ago. No regrets. All of my Harley's have had zero problems and I have confidence in them to do any trip and the pictures are also better. :D:D:D
Forum: Road warriors 02-12-2012, 06:12 PM
Replies: 108
Views: 15,405
Posted By tpresten
I own both. The Bonneville is WAY more...

I own both. The Bonneville is WAY more comfortable. The Harley has way more dealers and therefore emergency parts on a trip. The Harley is less maintenance since it has no chain, valve adjust, or...
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 03-01-2011, 07:07 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 2,913
Posted By tpresten
My GS ADV is pretty teched out with its ESA and...

My GS ADV is pretty teched out with its ESA and such. :deal
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 03-01-2011, 04:26 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 2,913
Posted By tpresten
My Harley tanks never have this issue. Come to...

My Harley tanks never have this issue. Come to think of it the Triumph and BMW tanks do not either. I think the moral of the story is that if the KTM tanks need to come off it's time to sell the...
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 12-20-2010, 10:36 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 3,175
Posted By tpresten
Hate to see them closing. I liked the Bike Nights...

Hate to see them closing. I liked the Bike Nights at Firken at the Avenues on 141. They will be missed.
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 12-02-2010, 07:04 PM
Replies: 4,935
Views: 277,751
Posted By tpresten
OK guys, I have been reading the Trex ride...

OK guys, I have been reading the Trex ride reports for some time now and would like to meet you guys sometime. I live in Cumming and did a trip to the Arctic circle on a regular 1200GS in 2005 from...
Forum: Road warriors 06-08-2010, 12:47 PM
Replies: 308
Views: 52,284
Posted By tpresten
Harleys like trailers but they also like the open...

Harleys like trailers but they also like the open road. If you put a BMW on a trailer then people look at you funny but a Harley on a trailer barely gets a glimpse. :D
Forum: Road warriors 06-08-2010, 11:03 AM
Replies: 308
Views: 52,284
Posted By tpresten
Here is my 9 year old riding my new Forty-Eight....

Here is my 9 year old riding my new Forty-Eight. Its a great Harley and has much better details than the Nightster. I have had two Nightsters so I should know. I will enjoy while it is under my care...
Forum: Ride reports 05-19-2010, 12:51 PM
Replies: 241
Views: 60,716
Posted By tpresten
Nate cont..

I think we should all pitch in some money and I will trailer Nate and his HD up to wherever Brad is and let them put this behind them and continue on. I would love to see a handshake (maybe a hug)...
Forum: Ride reports 03-11-2010, 07:57 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,268
Posted By tpresten
This is good stuff

Good job Jerry :D
Forum: Beasts 02-26-2010, 11:32 AM
Replies: 21,994
Views: 6,501,597
Posted By tpresten
I have one on my Scrambler and T100. I have used...

I have one on my Scrambler and T100. I have used them on my BMWs also. They work by rotating in the same direction as the throttle and then "pinch" the throttle grip tight. To deactivate just roll...
Forum: Beasts 02-19-2010, 07:38 AM
Replies: 21,994
Views: 6,501,597
Posted By tpresten
Is it even a Scrambler or is it a 650GS dressed...

Is it even a Scrambler or is it a 650GS dressed up to pose as one?
Forum: Beasts 02-17-2010, 02:45 PM
Replies: 21,994
Views: 6,501,597
Posted By tpresten
Settle down everyone. I rolled it out of the...

Settle down everyone. I rolled it out of the garage backwards but also keep in mind that the snow was not soft and was almost shear ice so it did not leave a good footprint like some sweet Colorado...
Forum: Beasts 02-16-2010, 11:00 AM
Replies: 21,994
Views: 6,501,597
Posted By tpresten
Scrambler in the Atlanta Snow

Here is my 2007 Scrambler in the recent 4" snow Atlanta just got. It has a Staintune exhaust and other stuff.
...
Forum: GS Boxers 11-11-2009, 02:18 PM
Replies: 70
Views: 5,678
Posted By tpresten
With that though I would say until you own a GS...

With that though I would say until you own a GS you really do not know what worrying is like.:lol3 You need to get past the fact that there is a dealer at every exit that can fix your HD. Also your...
Forum: GS Boxers 11-11-2009, 02:02 PM
Replies: 70
Views: 5,678
Posted By tpresten
If I get laid off this year I just might. Will...

If I get laid off this year I just might. Will you ride the 50 or 80 with me? If so I will go ahead and start putting the tags on them and buy some AAA Roadside Assistance. :evil
Forum: GS Boxers 11-11-2009, 01:39 PM
Replies: 70
Views: 5,678
Posted By tpresten
I have owned many GS's and many Harley's. As you...

I have owned many GS's and many Harley's. As you can see by my signature I have some of each now as well. I have driven GS's to Alaska, Mexico, and everything in between. I have also ridden Harley's...
Forum: Alaska 11-10-2009, 02:38 AM
Replies: 195
Views: 16,890
Posted By tpresten
Let me start by saying that I am very skeptical...

Let me start by saying that I am very skeptical this event will ever take place but I will drive down to Key West to see who actually shows up to start.

Now, to address the Harley bashing and...
Forum: Beasts 10-28-2009, 03:23 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 4,857
Posted By tpresten
Hope this helps

Hope this helps
Forum: Beasts 10-28-2009, 03:22 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 4,857
Posted By tpresten
Hope

Hope
Forum: Ride reports 09-17-2009, 05:50 PM
Replies: 1,585
Views: 1,213,927
Posted By tpresten
Doug, I have been with you on this since you...

Doug,
I have been with you on this since you started putting together the "Pan" for the trip. It has exceeded all my expectations. I am 43 and my dad is 66 and needless to say he is also enjoying...
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 09-12-2009, 07:07 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,987
Posted By tpresten
I will make this simple for you. With a BMW you...

I will make this simple for you. With a BMW you will have something that is great while it is going but miserable when something breaks (which is more often than not). Parts are crazy money. The KTM...
Forum: GS Boxers 06-28-2009, 07:04 AM
Replies: 128
Views: 15,951
Posted By tpresten
Wicked I have been told that Harley Davidson Syn3 is the...

I have been told that Harley Davidson Syn3 is the best thing for your BMW.:evil
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 06-16-2009, 01:09 PM
Replies: 52
Views: 4,463
Posted By tpresten
I think the RAM mount on the left handlebar works...

I think the RAM mount on the left handlebar works better than the Touratech mount anyway since the Touratech mount sits above the speedo and your hand has to leave the handlebar longer. Just my...
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 05-09-2009, 05:37 AM
Replies: 52
Views: 4,463
Posted By tpresten
Did you get FREE sidecases with yours?

Did you get FREE sidecases with yours?
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 05-08-2009, 10:01 AM
Replies: 52
Views: 4,463
Posted By tpresten
I got mine in 3 weeks. The mount is crazy and way...

I got mine in 3 weeks. The mount is crazy and way over engineered unless you plan on off-road racing. I may just RAM mount mine to the handlebar since it is easier to reach that way.

TP
Forum: Ride reports 02-16-2009, 11:21 AM
Replies: 131
Views: 34,362
Posted By tpresten
I want a Ural so bad it hurts. I went on a dual...

I want a Ural so bad it hurts. I went on a dual sport ride yesterday with my DRZ and the entire time I pretended I was on something Russian. Hope you had a good Valentines Day and your fan base...
Forum: Hacks 01-07-2009, 08:11 PM
Replies: 125
Views: 11,383
Posted By tpresten
I too have been thinking of getting a Ural for...

I too have been thinking of getting a Ural for over 4 years. I have a Road King Classic sidecar rig (and others) but the Gear-Up has been on my mind for far too long. Look out...here I come.:1drink
Forum: Ride reports 12-01-2008, 02:37 PM
Replies: 131
Views: 35,242
Posted By tpresten
Just now finishing this great Ride Report. I...

Just now finishing this great Ride Report. I liked the detail of the day to day events. :clap
Forum: GS Boxers 11-16-2008, 06:03 AM
Replies: 60
Views: 4,306
Posted By tpresten
I must say Bucky that it is a bold move to say...

I must say Bucky that it is a bold move to say what you have publicly. Talk about jinxing yourself....don't get too far from a dealer over the next month.:D
Forum: GS Boxers 11-08-2008, 06:56 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 3,690
Posted By tpresten
Laugh He probably has an EWS failure and is on the...

He probably has an EWS failure and is on the phone with Roadside Negligence. :norton
Forum: GS Boxers 09-19-2008, 03:10 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 4,466
Posted By tpresten
Get the Touratech waterproof and be done with it....

Get the Touratech waterproof and be done with it. http://www.touratech-usa.com/shop/show.lasso?SKU=055-1136&-session=touratech:4AF444401670422675grk3AC9949

Cry once
Forum: Alaska 09-18-2008, 11:53 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,398
Posted By tpresten
As soon as I get laid off I will. Where (within...

As soon as I get laid off I will. Where (within 1000 miles) might it be at this momento?
Forum: Ride reports 09-18-2008, 11:40 PM
Replies: 505
Views: 199,340
Posted By tpresten
I am not worthy of your excellent prose and can...

I am not worthy of your excellent prose and can only wish that my cube were adjacent to yours so that I could be entertained daily. Please continue whenever you find time, as your audience is vast,...
Forum: Beasts 09-02-2008, 06:56 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,108
Posted By tpresten
Sell it fast. It can only get worse.:evil

Sell it fast. It can only get worse.:evil
Forum: GS Boxers 08-21-2008, 01:32 PM
Replies: 102
Views: 9,534
Posted By tpresten
My "New" 2008 Final Drive, with the drain plug,...

My "New" 2008 Final Drive, with the drain plug, failed at 106 miles. I hope that everyone else's lasts longer.
Forum: Parallel Universe 08-14-2008, 10:02 AM
Replies: 45
Views: 5,320
Posted By tpresten
At this point I would not drive a BMW outside of...

At this point I would not drive a BMW outside of cell phone coverage. My 2008 has been the worst motorcycle in my 35 years of riding. BMW has gotten way too technical with their machines and they...
Forum: GS Boxers 08-14-2008, 08:13 AM
Replies: 131
Views: 13,275
Posted By tpresten
If it were easy to forget we would but...

If it were easy to forget we would but considering there is a glowing yellow light, blinking FUEL! indicator and all the other bad readouts on our "computer" it is a bit of an inconvenience....
Forum: GS Boxers 08-13-2008, 08:33 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,340
Posted By tpresten
Pissed Ditto on my 2008 1200 ADV with 1700+ miles on it....

Ditto on my 2008 1200 ADV with 1700+ miles on it. This bike has been one problem after the next and will definitely be the LAST BMW I ever purchase.
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