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Forum: Road warriors 09-25-2014, 12:59 PM
Replies: 389
Views: 25,507
Posted By Maineboarder88
k1600

k1600
Forum: Road warriors 09-16-2014, 06:55 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 779
Posted By Maineboarder88
Jeesh, do we have a motorcycle addiction or what?...

Jeesh, do we have a motorcycle addiction or what?

I don't really miss the GS. For the street (which is what I was riding 99.9% of the time) I found the seat too tall and the bike too top...
Forum: Road warriors 09-15-2014, 10:20 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 779
Posted By Maineboarder88
Auf Weidersehen K1600, konnichiwa Ninja 1000

http://i740.photobucket.com/albums/xx42/shawnhebert/Mobile%20Uploads/20140911_142217_zps0e74a2c7.jpg

Since day one I've felt guilty buying such an expensive bike as the BMW K 1600 GTL. That and...
Forum: Tejas and the Gulf States 06-10-2014, 08:29 PM
Replies: 1,089
Views: 76,698
Posted By Maineboarder88
So can I expect "Hazardous Duty Pay"...

So can I expect "Hazardous Duty Pay" compensation in the mail?:D
Forum: Tejas and the Gulf States 06-10-2014, 04:36 PM
Replies: 1,089
Views: 76,698
Posted By Maineboarder88
New Tag First is the money shot, second is...

New Tag

First is the money shot, second is the clue.

http://i1260.photobucket.com/albums/ii561/maineboarder88/acton1.jpg (http://s1260.photobucket.com/user/maineboarder88/media/acton1.jpg.html)...
Forum: Tejas and the Gulf States 06-10-2014, 02:31 PM
Replies: 1,089
Views: 76,698
Posted By Maineboarder88
I arrived at Fairy Cemetery seconds before the...

I arrived at Fairy Cemetery seconds before the guy on the Guzzi. He graciously deemed me to be the winner of the tag. Thanks Stevie. It's my first tag in Texas since moving here a week ago. Already...
Forum: Ridiculous streetbikes with 6 CPUs and too much horsepower (1050/1190/1290cc) 02-18-2014, 08:00 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 4,092
Posted By Maineboarder88
You cannot bring a modern Euro-spec bike home!

Trust me, I went through this back in 2004. I bought a Euro spec BMW R1150GSA in Germany when stationed in Heidelberg and had to unload it for a huge loss (paid 12,000 Euros sold for 7,000 euros a...
Forum: Road warriors 02-11-2014, 01:15 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 6,194
Posted By Maineboarder88
Two-Up

I also have a local dealer that has one (new 2011 leftover )for less than $8K. Can this bike comfortably handle two full size adults? It's a lot shorter than my BMW. Is it cramped for two? For...
Forum: GS Boxers 02-04-2014, 04:19 PM
Replies: 62
Views: 6,266
Posted By Maineboarder88
The GSA is definitely the ticket for what you...

The GSA is definitely the ticket for what you describe. I miss mine. I may look for an older 1150 GSA on the cheap and have both. I loved my '04.
Forum: GS Boxers 02-04-2014, 07:45 AM
Replies: 62
Views: 6,266
Posted By Maineboarder88
I traded my '12 GSA for a K1600GTL because my...

I traded my '12 GSA for a K1600GTL because my wife hated the stock seat on the GS. I even got her the passenger half of an RDL; she said it was better, but not by much. One two-up test ride on the...
Forum: Northeast - Greater Flugistan and home of the carpet baggers. 01-13-2014, 01:15 PM
Replies: 57
Views: 4,819
Posted By Maineboarder88
Worth Seeing

Omissions, loose ends and organizational flaws aside, it was still worth seeing. Even choked me up in a couple of spots. Wife liked it too.
Forum: Ride reports 01-11-2014, 04:33 PM
Replies: 171
Views: 32,081
Posted By Maineboarder88
Fun to watch...'cept maybe the brassiere and...

Fun to watch...'cept maybe the brassiere and firearm sequence :huh

Great story telling :clap
Forum: Northeast - Greater Flugistan and home of the carpet baggers. 01-10-2014, 10:52 AM
Replies: 430
Views: 16,479
Posted By Maineboarder88
Anyone else going on Sunday? There's no way I'm...

Anyone else going on Sunday? There's no way I'm missing the Patriots game.:ear
Forum: Hacks 12-26-2013, 05:50 AM
Replies: 4,017
Views: 681,774
Posted By Maineboarder88
He's selling another bike too. Downsizing?

He's selling another bike too. Downsizing?
Forum: Hacks 12-25-2013, 04:40 AM
Replies: 0
Views: 319
Posted By Maineboarder88
Merry Christmas

Rode it to work on icy roads at 5:00 a.m. yesterday morning. With 2WD, no problems. Took the kids for a quick spin down our road last night. Laughing all the way...Merry Christmas!
...
Forum: Hacks 10-23-2013, 06:58 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 2,857
Posted By Maineboarder88
Wicked cool. Keep checking German eBay :rofl ...

Wicked cool. Keep checking German eBay :rofl

Shipping is gonna kill ya though
Forum: Hacks 10-23-2013, 06:56 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 2,857
Posted By Maineboarder88
Hmmmm...:hmmmmm

Hmmmm...:hmmmmm
Forum: Hacks 10-21-2013, 05:53 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 2,857
Posted By Maineboarder88
I've always wanted one of Harley's authentic...

I've always wanted one of Harley's authentic air-cooled, boxers: the XA. A BMW copy with standard (not metric) hardware etc. But, the Russian copy will do.

...
Forum: Hacks 10-20-2013, 12:32 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 2,857
Posted By Maineboarder88
Nearly Fully Farkled

I finished putting my windshield on my Patrol T today. The bike is now nearly how I envisioned it. I just have to add a jerry can, lower leg fairings and an engine guard. That'll do it until the...
Forum: Northeast - Greater Flugistan and home of the carpet baggers. 10-13-2013, 04:36 AM
Replies: 46,102
Views: 2,766,968
Posted By Maineboarder88
Uraling at Big Falls Camp

My wife,kids and I met some nice folks at a Ural camp-out up at Big Falls yesterday. The weather wasn't the best, but my youngest boy said to me when we got home, "Dad, thanks for that adventure". ...
Forum: Regional forums 10-07-2013, 09:32 AM
Replies: 5,970
Views: 632,879
Posted By Maineboarder88
Glad to oblige... those Sugarloaf stickers are...

Glad to oblige... those Sugarloaf stickers are actually part of a game unto themselves. They've been "stuck" all over the world.
...
Forum: Northeast - Greater Flugistan and home of the carpet baggers. 10-06-2013, 12:11 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,011
Posted By Maineboarder88
This part of his question makes me think he won't...

This part of his question makes me think he won't be into it.

"We enjoy night life, good restaurants, and fun places to visit. Not really into the romantic quiet type places. "
Forum: Northeast - Greater Flugistan and home of the carpet baggers. 10-04-2013, 05:31 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,011
Posted By Maineboarder88
I don't recommend Baah Habah. Pricey$$$, and...

I don't recommend Baah Habah. Pricey$$$, and not all that much to see IMO. Especially since Acadia National Park is now closed due to the Government shutdown.

Take a ride up Route 1 on the...
Forum: Road warriors 09-26-2013, 01:05 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 8,209
Posted By Maineboarder88
Mine tracks straight with the cruise on and no...

Mine tracks straight with the cruise on and no discernible effort on the handlebars. And the demo bike I initially test drove for over two hours from MAX didn't pull left either.
Forum: Road warriors 09-26-2013, 01:02 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 8,209
Posted By Maineboarder88
Nope, still on the OEM Metzlers

Nope, still on the OEM Metzlers
Forum: Road warriors 09-25-2013, 06:28 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 8,209
Posted By Maineboarder88
My '13 GTL doesn't (now at @ 6,000 miles).

My '13 GTL doesn't (now at @ 6,000 miles).
Forum: Road warriors 09-24-2013, 07:00 AM
Replies: 57
Views: 4,822
Posted By Maineboarder88
Another vote for the Futura...

Had one for a couple of years back around 2004-2005. No ABS and not-so-great fuel economy (30-35 mpg if I recall correctly), but with the cheap used Futura prices, you could afford more gas. It...
Forum: Hacks 09-01-2013, 05:31 AM
Replies: 6,745
Views: 2,529,042
Posted By Maineboarder88
There are many like it...but this one is mine.

This is my Ural, this is my hack; got a tailgater glued to my back---sound off, one, two---sound off, three, four (you know the rest).

I bought my new Patrol a couple of days ago at Coveside...
Forum: Regional forums 08-31-2013, 06:46 AM
Replies: 5,970
Views: 632,879
Posted By Maineboarder88
:clap

:clap
Forum: Hacks 08-20-2013, 09:11 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,382
Posted By Maineboarder88
I had one of those on a Sportster rig I built for...

I had one of those on a Sportster rig I built for my wife (ex) back in the late nineties. I think it was an American Eagle (or something like that). It was way too light for the Sporty, but I fixed...
Forum: Regional forums 08-07-2013, 04:44 AM
Replies: 5,970
Views: 632,879
Posted By Maineboarder88
That sounds like a great adventure. ...

That sounds like a great adventure. Unfortunately, due to work obligations, it wouldn't be possible this year. Maybe next summer?
Forum: Regional forums 08-05-2013, 10:59 AM
Replies: 5,970
Views: 632,879
Posted By Maineboarder88
Man, I wish I knew about this place BEFORE our...

Man, I wish I knew about this place BEFORE our trip to PEI.

Nothing like a good schnitzel and a hefeweizen to wash it down.
Forum: Northeast - Greater Flugistan and home of the carpet baggers. 08-04-2013, 04:29 AM
Replies: 8,414
Views: 434,366
Posted By Maineboarder88
Moxie actually has quite a following in Maine and...

Moxie actually has quite a following in Maine and the rest of New England.

Doctor/Lieutenant Colonel Augustin Thompson (of Union, ME) marketed Moxie after his return from the Civil War.

Here's...
Forum: Regional forums 08-04-2013, 03:35 AM
Replies: 1,886
Views: 174,147
Posted By Maineboarder88
Nice grab... Nutzy needs to head West beyond...

Nice grab...

Nutzy needs to head West beyond Ohio. That would be more indicative of the goal of the game listed on the first page of this thread--to visit all lower 48 states. He's never been out...
Forum: Regional forums 08-03-2013, 01:25 PM
Replies: 1,886
Views: 174,147
Posted By Maineboarder88
A tribute to my all-time favorite beverage. A New...

A tribute to my all-time favorite beverage. A New England Icon. Moxie: carbonated cough syrup to some, an elixir of the heavens to others.

Tag shot...
Forum: Northeast - Greater Flugistan and home of the carpet baggers. 08-03-2013, 01:20 PM
Replies: 8,414
Views: 434,366
Posted By Maineboarder88
New Tag

A tribute to my all-time favorite beverage.

Tag shot
http://i1260.photobucket.com/albums/ii561/maineboarder88/4F981BC3-2D15-454D-B9A8-F6893BCC10A1-5156-0000033D15664DB5.jpg...
Forum: Northeast - Greater Flugistan and home of the carpet baggers. 08-03-2013, 09:56 AM
Replies: 8,414
Views: 434,366
Posted By Maineboarder88
Interesting observations, when did they move the...

Interesting observations, when did they move the equator to Maine?:rofl

New tag will be up in a couple of hours...and it's a Two-Fer!!!
Forum: Northeast - Greater Flugistan and home of the carpet baggers. 08-03-2013, 09:54 AM
Replies: 8,414
Views: 434,366
Posted By Maineboarder88
Yup. Better for two up. I miss the GS, but for...

Yup. Better for two up. I miss the GS, but for it's intended purpose, the K1600 wins hands down. I'm thinking I need a KTM 525EXC, or maybe an older 950 to fill the dirt/trail void. :clap
Forum: Regional forums 08-03-2013, 09:39 AM
Replies: 1,886
Views: 174,147
Posted By Maineboarder88
Tag update

Last night we rode through some of the thickest fog I've ever experienced. It turned an 8 hour round trip into an 11 hour ordeal. We landed at the homestead at 1:30 am. Nutzy's fender-riding,...
Forum: Regional forums 08-02-2013, 06:21 PM
Replies: 1,886
Views: 174,147
Posted By Maineboarder88
Old Tag

USS Albacore. Hwy 1 Bypass Portsmouth, NH
<a href="http://s1260.photobucket.com/albums/ii561/maineboarder88/?action=view&current=D0AE0053-54BF-40D7-B110-F0524AC40CAB-4641-000002E753A51712.jpg"...
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