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Forum: Northeast - Greater Flugistan and home of the carpet baggers. 11-23-2014, 06:49 PM
Replies: 62
Views: 1,725
Posted By Chinookmark
Commuting on the hack for the first time...

Commuting on the hack for the first time tomorrow! It'll be warm, but wet.
Forum: Trip Planning 11-20-2014, 05:21 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,326
Posted By Chinookmark
A buddy of mine, a long time sport bike rider,...

A buddy of mine, a long time sport bike rider, wanted to get into adventure/off road type riding. I tried to steer him toward a woods bike, but he settled on a DR650. I had never ridden one before,...
Forum: Beasts 11-20-2014, 11:13 AM
Replies: 281
Views: 61,441
Posted By Chinookmark
Tiger 800XC owners: Would you buy it again?

I had an '11 800XC for over 1.5+ years and about 12k miles. My first real "adventure" bike. I did everything on it-- commute, tour, supermoto rides, double track and mild single track. My favorite...
Forum: Road warriors 11-15-2014, 05:48 PM
Replies: 54
Views: 6,327
Posted By Chinookmark
I bought my 05 new the day I got back from a tour...

I bought my 05 new the day I got back from a tour in Egypt. I tried to sell it this year after it sat for two season. Then I rode it. ;)

Since I took my GF for a spin, I am strictly forbidden from...
Forum: Trip Planning 10-31-2014, 06:29 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 812
Posted By Chinookmark
I was on vacation in Hawaii this summer, and I...

I was on vacation in Hawaii this summer, and I found this great group of guys on Maui:

http://www.mauimotoadventures.com

They have on and off road tours and rentals available if you want to go...
Forum: Hacks 10-19-2014, 10:02 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,558
Posted By Chinookmark
It sold. :D

It sold. :D
Forum: Equipment 10-19-2014, 06:56 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,291
Posted By Chinookmark
And don't forget the part about riding in the...

And don't forget the part about riding in the middle of nowhere with no cell service.
Forum: Beasts 10-11-2014, 09:39 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 2,153
Posted By Chinookmark
V-Strom Suspension Upgrade, or 800XC, or 990 Adventure?

Owned an 800XC, bought a 950 adventure, sold the XC.

Riding, the 950 is better in every aspect (except maybe braking). The XC was much more livable as an every day bike- better mpg, less...
Forum: Beasts 10-11-2014, 09:14 PM
Replies: 21,693
Views: 3,947,019
Posted By Chinookmark
More: ...

More:

http://blog.motorcycle.com/2014/10/09/manufacturers/triumph/major-updates-coming-2015-triumph-tiger-800/
Forum: The Garage 10-01-2014, 06:35 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,959
Posted By Chinookmark
I had no issues with the rust coming back on my...

I had no issues with the rust coming back on my 3, and it was my year round car in CT, where they love to use those corrosive chemicals to melt ice, but are too cheap to add the anticorrosive stuff. ...
Forum: The Garage 10-01-2014, 04:45 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,959
Posted By Chinookmark
Owned several Mazda 3's, all of them with rusty...

Owned several Mazda 3's, all of them with rusty brake rotors. On one car, I used high heat engine paint and the other I used brake caliper paint. Knock the rust off with a wire brush first, then a...
Forum: Northeast - Greater Flugistan and home of the carpet baggers. 09-05-2014, 06:12 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,310
Posted By Chinookmark
Me too. :fpalm I'd love to show off the 950's...

Me too. :fpalm
I'd love to show off the 950's shiny new For Sale sign. :dunno
Forum: Road warriors 08-22-2014, 07:02 PM
Replies: 9,978
Views: 1,568,091
Posted By Chinookmark
Not an 06, but close: ...

Not an 06, but close:
http://www.advrider.com/forums/showthread.php?t=1003492
Forum: Road warriors 06-14-2014, 06:07 PM
Replies: 9,978
Views: 1,568,091
Posted By Chinookmark
Ok-- how? Please tell!

Ok-- how? Please tell!
Forum: Orange Crush 06-14-2014, 12:03 PM
Replies: 5,703
Views: 1,753,805
Posted By Chinookmark
Who was at the air museum today? ...

Who was at the air museum today?

http://img.tapatalk.com/d/14/06/15/ehypuzyn.jpg
Forum: Orange Crush 06-14-2014, 11:59 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 2,112
Posted By Chinookmark
Damn! Now everyone is going to know!

Damn! Now everyone is going to know!
Forum: Thumpers 05-29-2014, 05:33 AM
Replies: 2,832
Views: 427,719
Posted By Chinookmark
Real world KTM 350 EXC impressions?

EXC vs XCFW lighting question:
I'm trying to figure out an issue. On one friend's 500 EXC (I assume a 350 would do the same), the lights come one as soon as the key is turned and stay on until the...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 12-14-2013, 09:53 AM
Replies: 58
Views: 6,655
Posted By Chinookmark
Only when you're trying to do single track...

Only when you're trying to do single track through the woods. I'm thinking track days.

But on the track, I would totally rock Scout Trooper leathers!
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 12-14-2013, 06:04 AM
Replies: 58
Views: 6,655
Posted By Chinookmark
Forget the costume, when can we get the speeder...

Forget the costume, when can we get the speeder bikes?!?
Forum: Pics, pics, pics... 12-10-2013, 03:01 PM
Replies: 7,974
Views: 7,475,657
Posted By Chinookmark
Sorry, she's kind of an incognito type person....

Sorry, she's kind of an incognito type person. She doesn't even put pictures of herself on Facebook.
Forum: Road warriors 12-09-2013, 07:38 PM
Replies: 9,978
Views: 1,568,091
Posted By Chinookmark
950 Supermoto Chronicles

When it gets back above freezing, we'll talk. That's not water on the ground.

Perfect day for the first snowfall ride of the season though.
Forum: Pics, pics, pics... 12-09-2013, 07:32 PM
Replies: 7,974
Views: 7,475,657
Posted By Chinookmark
Bikes & Wives ( spouse, significant other, G/F, B/F)

Right before we embarked on a 2-up weekend to Gettysburg:

http://img.tapatalk.com/d/13/12/10/8yta2a6y.jpg

Believe it or not, that was her fifth ride!

And, if she ever decides to learn to...
Forum: Road warriors 12-08-2013, 09:45 AM
Replies: 9,978
Views: 1,568,091
Posted By Chinookmark
Just thought I'd post a pic of the tall athletic...

Just thought I'd post a pic of the tall athletic girl and her new-to-me sexy younger sister.

http://img.tapatalk.com/d/13/12/09/u3egypab.jpghttp://img.tapatalk.com/d/13/12/09/tyva4a9a.jpg
Forum: Equipment 12-02-2013, 08:21 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,279
Posted By Chinookmark
Shipping a Bike in the States?

I used uShip with good results. I ended up shipping through a company called AtLastEnterprises. They were great - courteous, professional, accommodating. They hauled in an open pickup with an open...
Forum: Road warriors 11-11-2013, 07:38 AM
Replies: 80
Views: 7,392
Posted By Chinookmark
Same updates to the DR650, too, please!

Same updates to the DR650, too, please!
Forum: Trip Planning 11-09-2013, 06:35 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 2,372
Posted By Chinookmark
I'd suggest for the first one just do a local...

I'd suggest for the first one just do a local overnight trip, fairly close to home. Maybe even camp with some friends with their cars. You can find out what you need, what you don't, what you forgot,...
Forum: Northeast - Greater Flugistan and home of the carpet baggers. 10-21-2013, 04:27 PM
Replies: 363
Views: 22,089
Posted By Chinookmark
Great ride yesterday, dirt nap and all! Big KTM...

Great ride yesterday, dirt nap and all! Big KTM has worn heidenau scouts. No traction problems, but I was wishing for a more aggressive front in the mud tracks. Faster riders wound want more...
Forum: Northeast - Greater Flugistan and home of the carpet baggers. 10-19-2013, 04:34 PM
Replies: 363
Views: 22,089
Posted By Chinookmark
I was in the area today. According to the pink...

I was in the area today. According to the pink arrows, the route comes down Jeff Miller Rd and up West Hartland Rd. I didn't see any on Amos Case, but there were a few on Rt 57, Schoolhouse and...
Forum: Northeast - Greater Flugistan and home of the carpet baggers. 09-01-2013, 07:28 PM
Replies: 12,241
Views: 2,514,941
Posted By Chinookmark
We went to the one in Target in Torrington. :p

We went to the one in Target in Torrington. :p
Forum: Northeast - Greater Flugistan and home of the carpet baggers. 09-01-2013, 09:38 AM
Replies: 12,241
Views: 2,514,941
Posted By Chinookmark
http://img.tapatalk.com/d/13/09/01/mujyja2e.jpg

http://img.tapatalk.com/d/13/09/01/mujyja2e.jpg
Forum: Orange Crush 08-16-2013, 08:01 AM
Replies: 11,035
Views: 2,339,358
Posted By Chinookmark
Changed my post so the 950 is the main topic...

Changed my post so the 950 is the main topic instead of the sidebar. Happy?

And I'd say "your mom's a n00b", but I know my windshield would end up looking like yours. :p
Forum: Orange Crush 08-14-2013, 10:38 PM
Replies: 11,035
Views: 2,339,358
Posted By Chinookmark
Addressed an overheating issue on the 950 with...

Addressed an overheating issue on the 950 with CJ's fan and a lower temp switch. I was too lazy to fight with that connector, so I pulled the tanks.

And finally put the motard back together...
Forum: Equipment 08-13-2013, 08:56 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 3,190
Posted By Chinookmark
I had a pin lock on my clear shield. It works...

I had a pin lock on my clear shield. It works pretty well for fogging, but has weird halos at night. Of course, the package does say "daytime use only". It was annoying enough that I stopped using it.
Forum: Equipment 08-13-2013, 11:37 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 3,190
Posted By Chinookmark
But then it's loud because it's not sealed, no?

But then it's loud because it's not sealed, no?
Forum: Equipment 08-13-2013, 08:48 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 3,190
Posted By Chinookmark
The dark shield on my Qwest seals nice and tight,...

The dark shield on my Qwest seals nice and tight, but occasionally I accidentally fail to snap down one side completely and its extremely loud.

On the other hand, the clear shield visibly doesn't...
Forum: Orange Crush 08-13-2013, 08:37 AM
Replies: 91
Views: 4,888
Posted By Chinookmark
So back on topic, has anyone had attempted to fit...

So back on topic, has anyone had attempted to fit Woody's 990 wheels on an 1190 yet?
Forum: Northeast - Greater Flugistan and home of the carpet baggers. 08-13-2013, 05:33 AM
Replies: 12,241
Views: 2,514,941
Posted By Chinookmark
I got a great deal on a ZX-6R at New Milford...

I got a great deal on a ZX-6R at New Milford Cycles. (They've since closed.)

Good deal on a Speed Triple and awesome customer service at Canton Cycles in Winsted. (Closed)

Good price and easy...
Forum: Northeast - Greater Flugistan and home of the carpet baggers. 08-10-2013, 09:31 AM
Replies: 12,241
Views: 2,514,941
Posted By Chinookmark
Just like my ktms :rolleyes:

Just like my ktms :rolleyes:
Forum: Northeast - Greater Flugistan and home of the carpet baggers. 08-10-2013, 08:19 AM
Replies: 12,241
Views: 2,514,941
Posted By Chinookmark
At least when I get old and buy a Harley, I'll...

At least when I get old and buy a Harley, I'll already have all the black and orange gear.
Forum: Northeast - Greater Flugistan and home of the carpet baggers. 08-10-2013, 06:05 AM
Replies: 12,241
Views: 2,514,941
Posted By Chinookmark
These guys have: ...

These guys have:
http://www.thumpertalk.com/topic/962180-crf450x-vs-500-xc-w/

My favorite line:
"In my opinion, the average KTM owner knows very little about bikes. Any bikes."
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