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Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths Yesterday, 11:17 AM
Replies: 848
Views: 292,114
Posted By der_saeufer
That's the case nearly everywhere... OP is...

That's the case nearly everywhere...

OP is trying to cheat the Georgia taxman, that's his deal. Like I told him, almost certainly not worth it.

I paid my taxes to California when I lived there,...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths Yesterday, 06:18 AM
Replies: 848
Views: 292,114
Posted By der_saeufer
If you're just looking to cheat the taxman, there...

If you're just looking to cheat the taxman, there are tons of states that allow non-residents to register vehicles, some of which have no property tax attached. Wisconsin will happily plate anything...
Forum: Thumpers 12-17-2014, 02:28 PM
Replies: 11,419
Views: 1,733,612
Posted By der_saeufer
:deal :clap Mixture screw adjustment should be...

:deal :clap Mixture screw adjustment should be one of the first things you do when you get your hands on an XT225/(carb'd)250

XTs are jetted waaaaaaay lean stock. This behavior is typical of a...
Forum: Americas 12-15-2014, 10:49 AM
Replies: 52
Views: 3,108
Posted By der_saeufer
Don't even go there. DL650 TPS, common to most FI...

Don't even go there. DL650 TPS, common to most FI Suzukis of the 2000s plus some of the later carb'd I-4s. Of course it bit it on a cross-country road trip and not in my garage.

Couldn't be had...
Forum: Trip Planning 12-12-2014, 11:56 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,406
Posted By der_saeufer
Technically, no. You have to be a Washington...

Technically, no. You have to be a Washington resident to register vehicles in Washington (and I got a nasty letter when I moved out of WA telling me to show up in person in Olympia to renew my plate...
Forum: Thumpers 12-11-2014, 06:10 PM
Replies: 1,700
Views: 374,209
Posted By der_saeufer
That's awesome. I've been lurking this thread...

That's awesome. I've been lurking this thread because I'm thinking about getting a DR650 (that or an old XT350)--I definitely wasn't expecting to see that bike in here. How many miles on that bad boy...
Forum: Thumpers 12-11-2014, 09:42 AM
Replies: 1,700
Views: 374,209
Posted By der_saeufer
Holy shit, that's my old KLR parked next to your...

Holy shit, that's my old KLR parked next to your DR!! Glad to see it's still kicking and that whoever owns it now put real handguards on it. I miss that bike :cry

And I realize now that you're the...
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 12-06-2014, 08:28 PM
Replies: 1,420
Views: 75,098
Posted By der_saeufer
Yeah, but I'm too lazy to ride to other parts of...

Yeah, but I'm too lazy to ride to other parts of the state! :1drink

I'm gonna have to start playing some of the national/global ones though.
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 12-06-2014, 12:14 PM
Replies: 1,420
Views: 75,098
Posted By der_saeufer
Stale tag is stale. I'll break the rules and get...

Stale tag is stale. I'll break the rules and get it myself.

Old:
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Beth Elohim synagogue, Hasell st. Charleston
...
Forum: Equipment 11-28-2014, 11:08 AM
Replies: 146
Views: 15,973
Posted By der_saeufer
This pretty much mirrors my experience--they know...

This pretty much mirrors my experience--they know how to make top-notch gear, but despite having been around for a couple decades, they don't seem to know how to run a mail-order shop.

Dropped off...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 11-26-2014, 09:15 AM
Replies: 848
Views: 292,114
Posted By der_saeufer
I suspect that as more and more states quit...

I suspect that as more and more states quit allowing dirt bikes to be plated*, more and more people are trying to sneak them through Vermont. I wouldn't be surprised if their technology isn't up to...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 11-22-2014, 07:45 PM
Replies: 118
Views: 10,602
Posted By der_saeufer
That's the one thing we do have in the US. Most...

That's the one thing we do have in the US. Most states require you to renew your license every few years, and at least some of those renewals require you to show up in person for a new photo and a...
Forum: Equipment 11-21-2014, 01:42 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,173
Posted By der_saeufer
The thing that's ridiculous about UPS and FedEx...

The thing that's ridiculous about UPS and FedEx is that:

1) They charge 'estimated duty' on shipments that are obviously duty-free--goods made in Canada, motorcycle helmets, shipments whose total...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 11-21-2014, 09:26 AM
Replies: 3,397
Views: 470,475
Posted By der_saeufer
Plain ole target fixation is usually to blame. A...

Plain ole target fixation is usually to blame. A driver not paying attention will semi-consciously adjust his speed with other traffic. If you're the only other traffic, sometimes you have to really...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 11-21-2014, 09:07 AM
Replies: 848
Views: 292,114
Posted By der_saeufer
Uh, no. He did that. They're sending him off for...

Uh, no. He did that. They're sending him off for a safety inspection.



Uh oh. Sounds like one too many people got away with sketchy sh!t and they're going to punish everyone. That's how we got...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 11-17-2014, 08:38 AM
Replies: 848
Views: 292,114
Posted By der_saeufer
Then it's time for a road trip. There are...

Then it's time for a road trip.

There are two ways to convince Vermont that your bike is street legal:

1) It was street-legal from the factory and its VIN comes up when they run it. (edit:...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 11-13-2014, 02:26 PM
Replies: 848
Views: 292,114
Posted By der_saeufer
A lot of states' registrations are printed on...

A lot of states' registrations are printed on plain paper now. It's cheaper than using special paper, and they're all in the computer anyway so a cop or DMV anywhere in the US or Canada can tell if...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 11-07-2014, 02:12 PM
Replies: 848
Views: 292,114
Posted By der_saeufer
If you have the MSO, why don't you plate it in...

If you have the MSO, why don't you plate it in your home state? Vermont isn't going to give you any advantage (other than possibly a lower registration fee).

If it's over 300cc, you'll need a VIN...
Forum: Central – From Da Nort Woods to the Plane States 11-06-2014, 11:54 AM
Replies: 1,428
Views: 81,097
Posted By der_saeufer
I was resisting the urge to cheat, but I can...

I was resisting the urge to cheat, but I can resist no more.

Old:
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New:...
Forum: Central – From Da Nort Woods to the Plane States 11-06-2014, 07:08 AM
Replies: 118
Views: 13,908
Posted By der_saeufer
semi-hijack: Do you actually have to be a...

semi-hijack:

Do you actually have to be a Minnesota resident to get a "resident" OHM registration through DNR and go through this process with DVS to get a street-legal plate? If so, do you have...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 11-05-2014, 06:36 AM
Replies: 848
Views: 292,114
Posted By der_saeufer
You know it's not that hard to title bikes that...

You know it's not that hard to title bikes that have been off the books for a decade in California, right?

If it's worth less than $5k and DMV has no record of ownership in their system, you fill...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 10-30-2014, 12:01 PM
Replies: 3,397
Views: 470,475
Posted By der_saeufer
You're probably not a squid, but 90% of the folks...

You're probably not a squid, but 90% of the folks I see running high beams for no reason in Charleston are the stereotypical sportbike squids, even though most riders here are on cruisers.

And,...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 10-30-2014, 07:17 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 3,020
Posted By der_saeufer
Having lived all over the country, I can confirm...

Having lived all over the country, I can confirm this.

The only constant is that basic/classic membership never covers anything but cars and pickups.

Some clubs cover bikes at "plus" and some...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 10-30-2014, 06:54 AM
Replies: 3,397
Views: 470,475
Posted By der_saeufer
The weave works. The human brain is wired to pick...

The weave works. The human brain is wired to pick up motion at a subconscious level, so moving side-to-side gets the attention of a driver on a side street better than most other things you can...
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 10-29-2014, 01:31 PM
Replies: 326
Views: 16,691
Posted By der_saeufer
Anything specific I should be bringing to this?...

Anything specific I should be bringing to this? I've got the camping gear (including 1L French press for caffeination needs) down, and obviously food, but ???

Also, I still have room in site T004...
Forum: Equipment 10-29-2014, 09:23 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 321
Posted By der_saeufer
Looks like one of the many no-name Chinese...

Looks like one of the many no-name Chinese Android phones, sorta like the no-name Chinese tablets you can pick up for $70-100 in various places.

If you can afford a few extra bucks, a Moto G with...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 10-16-2014, 09:02 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,362
Posted By der_saeufer
Yup, same goes for the (Paris-)Dakar and the...

Yup, same goes for the (Paris-)Dakar and the Sertão (a desert in Brazil).

V-Strom gets a lameness award too. "Strom" is German for power, but in the sense of electricity, not mechanical power...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 10-16-2014, 09:43 AM
Replies: 3,397
Views: 470,475
Posted By der_saeufer
That's why the I-5 one in San Onofre is such a...

That's why the I-5 one in San Onofre is such a hot item for la migra--the detour to get around it easily adds an hour to the trip unless you're able to go through the USMC base at Camp Pendleton,...
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 10-13-2014, 09:11 PM
Replies: 326
Views: 16,691
Posted By der_saeufer
The dirt route looks do-able on a V-Strom with...

The dirt route looks do-able on a V-Strom with mostly-street tires, so I'm in for dirt.

And I may just bring my girlfriend's XT225 instead :freaky
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 10-11-2014, 06:14 PM
Replies: 1,420
Views: 75,098
Posted By der_saeufer
Old: ...

Old:

http://tapatalk.imageshack.com/v2/14/10/11/27c15aa1cdfff00aa461f7ef5405c783.jpg

New:

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Literally the...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 10-08-2014, 09:29 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,428
Posted By der_saeufer
They do in some states. A lot of states now...

They do in some states.

A lot of states now use an electronic title system where the title only exists in a state computer while there's a lien on it. When the lienholder notifies the state that...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 10-07-2014, 09:49 PM
Replies: 76
Views: 4,980
Posted By der_saeufer
Looks like if I ever move to Michigan I'll be...

Looks like if I ever move to Michigan I'll be more interested in 26+ year old bikes, then. :deal

(I like WI's rule--20+ years, no usage restriction but plate not valid in January, hardly a...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 10-07-2014, 07:56 AM
Replies: 76
Views: 4,980
Posted By der_saeufer
If you really want a laugh, jump online and get...

If you really want a laugh, jump online and get quotes for an S1000RR vs. any 'normal' Japanese sportbike, 600cc or 1L. With most companies the BMW is significantly cheaper despite being faster and...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 10-05-2014, 09:41 PM
Replies: 848
Views: 292,114
Posted By der_saeufer
Happens all the time. A lives in Wisconsin and...

Happens all the time. A lives in Wisconsin and sells a bike to B, who lives in Minnesota and registers it there. B then sells it to C, who lives in Wisconsin. C goes to the Wisconsin DMV with B's...
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 10-05-2014, 02:14 PM
Replies: 1,420
Views: 75,098
Posted By der_saeufer
Old: ...

Old:
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Hula girl tree, almost Edisto Island.

New:...
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 10-01-2014, 09:41 PM
Replies: 1,420
Views: 75,098
Posted By der_saeufer
Nice. Guess where I had lunch before heading to...

Nice. Guess where I had lunch before heading to Wadmalaw....
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 09-28-2014, 11:27 AM
Replies: 1,420
Views: 75,098
Posted By der_saeufer
New: ...

New:
http://tapatalk.imageshack.com/v2/14/09/28/cf293d39a7ccf117bfafb5e9ae5d25c5.jpg

Favorite plantation/party spot of 1700s Bostonians and 2000s conservatives.
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 09-28-2014, 11:25 AM
Replies: 1,420
Views: 75,098
Posted By der_saeufer
Old: ...

Old:
http://tapatalk.imageshack.com/v2/14/09/28/349aca92b9bc900a8ff04d1cac8fc09b.jpg

Cherry Point Landing, Wadmalaw Island. Definitely bringing the sailboat here at some point.
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 09-27-2014, 08:43 AM
Replies: 848
Views: 292,114
Posted By der_saeufer
You can place the blame for that squarely on New...

You can place the blame for that squarely on New Jersey. If you lived in Vermont, your kids' bikes would need no paperwork whatsoever. Again, there is no such thing as an off-road registration in...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 09-27-2014, 08:00 AM
Replies: 848
Views: 292,114
Posted By der_saeufer
That would be an off-road registration. Most...

That would be an off-road registration. Most states that register OHVs use a sticker on the fork for dirt bikes. License plates are for street-legal vehicles.

No such thing exists in Vermont (or a...
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