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Forum: Northeast - Greater Flugistan and home of the carpet baggers. 01-17-2014, 01:15 PM
Replies: 1,626
Views: 60,830
Posted By longwallman
84

I used to spend some time in Eighty-four when i was a federal mine inspector. I had a lot of friends from up this way (R&P Coal) that ended up at the 84 Mine.
When I worked out of the Bruceton...
Forum: Northeast - Greater Flugistan and home of the carpet baggers. 01-17-2014, 03:38 AM
Replies: 1,626
Views: 60,830
Posted By longwallman
Hello guys. I live in the Crooked Creek Lake...

Hello guys.

I live in the Crooked Creek Lake area south of Ford City, PA.

I've done two long trips out to Idaho for the Stanley Stomp and out through Banff and Jasper National Parks in...
Forum: Road warriors 11-11-2013, 07:30 PM
Replies: 4,031
Views: 590,673
Posted By longwallman
Cb1100

I finally got around to sitting on one at a local dealer. It is a small bike.

I was disappointed because I was really interested in it. The sales guy said a lot of people look but no one buys.
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 07-08-2007, 03:04 PM
Replies: 288
Views: 17,752
Posted By longwallman
7-9

7-9 open for me. If it ends up on those dates I'm in.

The fact I have to go through WV to get there makes it even more attractive.
Forum: GS Boxers 05-22-2007, 11:40 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,018
Posted By longwallman
Do a search here on ADVrider there is all kinds...

Do a search here on ADVrider there is all kinds of info and links for just what you are looking for. I just went through the process of buying new shocks myself.

Happy hunting.
Forum: Northeast - Greater Flugistan and home of the carpet baggers. 02-07-2007, 05:06 PM
Replies: 1,778
Views: 114,994
Posted By longwallman
There are about 10 active deep mines now...

There are about 10 active deep mines now operating in Armstrong and Indiana counties.

All the big UMWA represented mines are gone.
Forum: Northeast - Greater Flugistan and home of the carpet baggers. 12-09-2006, 07:45 PM
Replies: 1,778
Views: 114,994
Posted By longwallman
I spent some time at Mine 84 near Eighty-four,...

I spent some time at Mine 84 near Eighty-four, PA.

Also spent a little time at the NIOSH experimental mine at Fairchance.

Nice country.

My home base is Kittanning, Armstrong County, PA.
Forum: Equipment 10-13-2005, 03:46 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 3,607
Posted By longwallman
I've run both on my 02 GS. The Tourances...

I've run both on my 02 GS. The Tourances definitely lasted longer. The Anakees definitely handled better. I did a 7,600 mile trip this August with new Tourances on and they still have plenty of...
Forum: Equipment 09-24-2005, 04:01 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 2,206
Posted By longwallman
I've used a Canon A80 in the past doing accident...

I've used a Canon A80 in the past doing accident investigation work. It's an easy to use camera that does a good job when your mind is on other things. Just point and shoot. As long as you remember...
Forum: GS Boxers 06-14-2005, 03:51 PM
Replies: 76
Views: 4,620
Posted By longwallman
I'm running a YZ 250 for beating in the dirt. I...

I'm running a YZ 250 for beating in the dirt. I plan to sell it this summer and buy a 4 stroke more suitable for trail riding vs. hard-core dirting. I guess at 54 I just don't bounce as good as I...
Forum: Equipment 06-07-2005, 04:29 PM
Replies: 59
Views: 6,070
Posted By longwallman
Thumb CP: Thanks for the advice, that's a great...

CP:

Thanks for the advice, that's a great deal! The E2cs work great for me.
Forum: GS Boxers 02-28-2005, 01:27 PM
Replies: 791
Views: 102,671
Posted By longwallman
'02 GS with 33,000 miles. Put half of that on it...

'02 GS with 33,000 miles. Put half of that on it the first year, due to a cross-the US trip. Have another long trip planned for this summer.

The bike has been trouble free, but so were my Hondas...
Forum: GS Boxers 02-28-2005, 09:43 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 985
Posted By longwallman
GS to K jump

I'm thinking seriously of making the jump to the K1200R. Looks like a fine road machine. I never use the GS off-road since I have an old YZ 250 beater for that purpose. Since the last kid is off...
Forum: GS Boxers 09-26-2004, 08:05 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 642
Posted By longwallman
My 1150 does it also. I think it might be the...

My 1150 does it also. I think it might be the slack in the chain tightening up.
Forum: Equipment 09-17-2004, 11:05 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 4,115
Posted By longwallman
Annie: Try store.avlube.com follow link to...

Annie: Try store.avlube.com follow link to automotive/diesel

That is where I buy the Delvac 1 for my VW TDIs.
Forum: Road warriors 08-05-2004, 10:34 AM
Replies: 44
Views: 2,769
Posted By longwallman
Thumb Sweet bike!! Does it ping?

Sweet bike!!

Does it ping?
Forum: GS Boxers 06-29-2004, 04:22 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 3,348
Posted By longwallman
My GS 1150 started pinging at about 16k miles. ...

My GS 1150 started pinging at about 16k miles. Tried numerous de-carbonizing additives (Techron and the like), with little luck. Had my dealer play with the timing some. It has reduced it, but not...
Forum: Face plant 06-22-2004, 04:29 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 2,575
Posted By longwallman
I've come across turkey buzzards in the woods a...

I've come across turkey buzzards in the woods a few times. Not only are they big, they are one of the ugliest things God put on earth.
Forum: Canada 06-13-2004, 06:31 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,046
Posted By longwallman
I've been in/out of Canada at least ten times and...

I've been in/out of Canada at least ten times and have never been hassled by the authorities on either side. One time, when I had long hair and a beard (college days), I had my car searched, but...
Forum: Equipment 04-28-2004, 10:11 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,490
Posted By longwallman
I'll second the Bell helmet. Can't beat the...

I'll second the Bell helmet. Can't beat the price, and it has Snell and DOT approvals. I wear my full-face except when it is hot. Sure, I lose some degree of safety, but if I have to sweat and be...
Forum: Equipment 03-27-2004, 06:26 PM
Replies: 89
Views: 22,839
Posted By longwallman
Anakee vs. Tourance

I've run both on my 01 GS and I think both are good tires. My experience is that the Tourance is a better wearing tire and the Anakee a better handling tire. I got over 10k with the Tourances...
Forum: GS Boxers 03-26-2004, 12:48 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 4,073
Posted By longwallman
1200?

I'll be keeping my blue-white for a long time if I want to stay out of divorce court.

quote: "Are we done buying things for the motorcycle now?!!!"
Forum: GS Boxers 02-22-2004, 02:14 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,221
Posted By longwallman
Dave: To check the spark just pull the plug and...

Dave:
To check the spark just pull the plug and hook the wire to it. Lay the plug on the cylinder cooling fins and then turn the engine over. If you have a spark jumping the gap on the plug then...
Forum: GS Boxers 02-22-2004, 01:53 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,221
Posted By longwallman
Dave: Do you have any spark? How about the...

Dave:
Do you have any spark?
How about the sidestand switch?
Good luck?
Forum: Road warriors 02-13-2004, 10:00 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 8,746
Posted By longwallman
Question new K

There was talk here before about a Kompressor K model. Is that in the works for the new K?
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 02-08-2004, 05:12 PM
Replies: 64
Views: 3,579
Posted By longwallman
When I went out to Idaho in '02 I took the MI...

When I went out to Idaho in '02 I took the MI route over the Mackinaw and through the UP then out across I-94 to Montana and Idaho. I thought Canada would be a nice change. I figure it is going to...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 02-08-2004, 02:42 PM
Replies: 64
Views: 3,579
Posted By longwallman
I'm taking my dream trip this summer. Leaving PA...

I'm taking my dream trip this summer. Leaving PA and heading across Canada to the BC Rockies. Plan to spend a week in BC and then down to Idaho for Stanley Stomp '04. I've been saving up leave...
Forum: Face plant 12-29-2003, 02:55 PM
Replies: 65
Views: 4,529
Posted By longwallman
Try to forgive those who trespass against you. ...

Try to forgive those who trespass against you.

Some of them are on the verge of a total psychotic breakdown.

I have really tried to keep my temper under control while driving
but sometimes it...
Forum: Ride reports 12-29-2003, 02:08 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,510
Posted By longwallman
Thumb Had the GS out for a 100 mile run Sunday also. I...

Had the GS out for a 100 mile run Sunday also. I needed it and so did the bike. Great day for riding. Almost went down one time due to some cinders built up near a stop sign. I was watching...
Forum: Equipment 12-29-2003, 07:11 AM
Replies: 196
Views: 11,703
Posted By longwallman
gear

BMW Rider:

I have a three-person North Face dome tent that I used on my trip out west last year. You are welcome to use it for awhile and see how you like it. You may find the camping thing not...
Forum: GS Boxers 10-16-2003, 03:06 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 2,084
Posted By longwallman
buying french Anakees

I would buy them even if they were made in france.

After all, we will be selling them oil from our new Iraqi fields.
Forum: GS Boxers 10-14-2003, 01:31 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,663
Posted By longwallman
tires

I've run both types on my 1150GS. I think the Tourance wear a little better and the Anakees have the edge on handling. Neither is lacking in my opinion. I would be happy with either on my bike.
...
Forum: GS Boxers 10-01-2003, 04:54 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,398
Posted By longwallman
windshield solution for GS

I read the threads. I tried the Tobinators. After 5,000 miles with them I can testify to the fact that they work. If the Tobinators don't make it for you it might be time to look at an RT.
...
Forum: Equipment 09-28-2003, 01:02 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 590
Posted By longwallman
Try destinationhighways.com

Try destinationhighways.com
Forum: GS Boxers 09-02-2003, 09:29 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,561
Posted By longwallman
Thumb Anakee longevity

Thanks for the mileage report.

I'm real pleased with the way my Anakees handle vs. the previous Tourances. The Anakee is more predictable when pushed to the limit. I have about 6500 miles on...
Forum: GS Boxers 08-28-2003, 10:36 PM
Replies: 145
Views: 12,325
Posted By longwallman
dirt

The only dirt I take the 1150GS on is a dirt road. I have a lot of experience with MX bikes and light-weight jap enduros/scramblers. I think the 1150 is too big and heavy for anything beyond a dirt...
Forum: Beasts 08-24-2003, 05:34 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 3,040
Posted By longwallman
Thumb KTM 950

VF: You deserve a sales commission from KTM. Excellent write-up and pics.

Most interesting machine I've seen in a long while.
Forum: Orange Crush 08-24-2003, 05:01 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 3,212
Posted By longwallman
big orange

The looks are starting to grow on me.

Does it PING??????
Forum: Face plant 08-09-2003, 11:35 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,920
Posted By longwallman
shit luck

You've had a shit run of bad luck!!!

You ought to be good to go for the fall riding season (the BEST here in the East).

Get well and back on the GS.
Forum: Equipment 08-08-2003, 04:27 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 8,054
Posted By longwallman
default settings

When I installed mine, I first set them to the default/starting-point settings shown in the directions that came with the tobs
(shield extended up in the slots and tilted back slightly). This...
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