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Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 07-26-2014, 11:44 AM
Replies: 8,618
Views: 1,736,048
Posted By presto88
I use my phone camera way more often than all of...

I use my phone camera way more often than all of the other cameras I've owned in my entire life...combined! I love having a camera in my pocket all the time!
Forum: GS Boxers 07-22-2014, 06:44 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 1,559
Posted By presto88
I bought my GS back in 2001. When I picked it up...

I bought my GS back in 2001. When I picked it up on a Saturday, the dealer scheduled the 600 mile service for the earliest opening they had which was almost 1 month out.

By Monday I was past...
Forum: GS Boxers 07-19-2014, 11:17 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,559
Posted By presto88
I'm stunned...STUNNED that BMW could get anything...

I'm stunned...STUNNED that BMW could get anything right! You two must have the only "good" bikes that they made! :rofl:rofl:rofl
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 07-14-2014, 05:07 PM
Replies: 31,113
Views: 7,540,422
Posted By presto88
I've done this before too. You gotta be real...

I've done this before too. You gotta be real careful though. If things go south, you are going to be the one they blame!
Forum: Central From Da Nort Woods to the Plane States 07-13-2014, 08:57 AM
Replies: 4,617
Views: 430,730
Posted By presto88
I'm still trying to "unsee" it!

I'm still trying to "unsee" it!
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 07-12-2014, 04:59 PM
Replies: 31,113
Views: 7,540,422
Posted By presto88
I was really trying to not say what group it was,...

I was really trying to not say what group it was, but, yes, you guessed it! Those damn pirate RV drivers! :rofl:rofl:rofl
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 07-12-2014, 01:47 PM
Replies: 31,113
Views: 7,540,422
Posted By presto88
I never thought of myself as a "fast guy".... ...

I never thought of myself as a "fast guy"....

I've always felt that if there isn't anyone in front of me and there are people behind me, I should let the ones behind me pass. It doesn't matter...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 07-12-2014, 11:00 AM
Replies: 31,113
Views: 7,540,422
Posted By presto88
I've been dealing with these a-holes for what...

I've been dealing with these a-holes for what seems like forever. Near as I can figure, they don't think that anyone riding anything other than that brand of bike that they like is worth any kind of...
Forum: Central From Da Nort Woods to the Plane States 07-08-2014, 09:56 AM
Replies: 4,617
Views: 430,730
Posted By presto88
Wow. Those last two - the Aprilia and the VMax -...

Wow. Those last two - the Aprilia and the VMax - are perfect examples of what this thread is all about! You have to wonder what the people who post those ads are thinking?

I've been enjoying...
Forum: Old's Cool 07-07-2014, 12:35 PM
Replies: 15,081
Views: 8,481,612
Posted By presto88
Hahaha! I don't think it's possible to...

Hahaha! I don't think it's possible to overestimate the perv factor of most inmates! But it's all in good fun! :D:D
Forum: GS Boxers 07-05-2014, 07:17 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,225
Posted By presto88
When I first installed my Aeroflow, my heart just...

When I first installed my Aeroflow, my heart just sank. The bike had just become so damn ugly all of a sudden! I rode with it for a few months and then decided that I just couldn't take it anymore...
Forum: GS Boxers 07-05-2014, 06:56 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,225
Posted By presto88
Wow. I better go check that my bike is still in...

Wow. I better go check that my bike is still in the garage!

https://lh5.googleusercontent.com/WZ95fOBQ34NhtedTOlfIMvzAbVi-M1BrzrmDsbOOnKo=s192-p-no

I know that Aeroflow is ugly, but it sure...
Forum: GS Boxers 07-04-2014, 05:05 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,225
Posted By presto88
I've owned my '01GS since new and I've got a bit...

I've owned my '01GS since new and I've got a bit over 100k on it now. It just goes and goes and goes. I've only had a couple of very minor problems in 13 years, and none of them came anywhere near...
Forum: Central From Da Nort Woods to the Plane States 06-20-2014, 08:46 AM
Replies: 4,617
Views: 430,730
Posted By presto88
He may be asking too much, but you gotta give him...

He may be asking too much, but you gotta give him credit for an entertaining ad!
Forum: Central From Da Nort Woods to the Plane States 06-13-2014, 07:48 AM
Replies: 4,617
Views: 430,730
Posted By presto88
Damn! That's funny! :rofl :rofl :rofl

Damn! That's funny! :rofl :rofl :rofl
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 05-16-2014, 09:48 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 2,271
Posted By presto88
I'm wondering if these numbers include...

I'm wondering if these numbers include pedestrians hit by these vehicles? That would explain (to me, at least) why the train numbers are so high. When I lived near San Francisco, it seemed like...
Forum: GS Boxers 01-28-2014, 05:38 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 903
Posted By presto88
A number of years ago I put 1" risers on my '01...

A number of years ago I put 1" risers on my '01 1150GS without a problem. I don't recall how tight the cables and hoses were when I did it, but I do remember being told by several sources that 1"...
Forum: Ride reports 01-24-2014, 07:46 PM
Replies: 142
Views: 17,449
Posted By presto88
Wow! What a great RR! I can't imagine how much...

Wow! What a great RR! I can't imagine how much work must have gone into putting this together, but it really is appreciated! Really a great read! Thank you! :clap:clap:clap
Forum: Ride reports 12-07-2013, 05:54 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 648
Posted By presto88
Looks like you guys had a great time! Damn, I'm...

Looks like you guys had a great time! Damn, I'm jealous!

How many miles did you cover on the trip? How about on your longest day?
Forum: GS Boxers 12-07-2013, 04:10 PM
Replies: 73
Views: 4,735
Posted By presto88
I have an '01 1150GS that I've owned since new. ...

I have an '01 1150GS that I've owned since new. About 3 or 4 years into ownership I upgraded the shocks and opted for ones that lowered the bike 1". The fact is, I never ride "off road" on the...
Forum: Airheads 11-30-2013, 12:30 PM
Replies: 89
Views: 8,672
Posted By presto88
Wow, Tom, congratulations! That thing just looks...

Wow, Tom, congratulations! That thing just looks like a ton of fun!
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 10-06-2013, 07:51 PM
Replies: 68
Views: 7,562
Posted By presto88
"F you, you F-ing F". I'm not sure if I'm...

"F you, you F-ing F". I'm not sure if I'm allowed to actually spell it out, but you should be able to figure it out from that.
Forum: The Garage 06-10-2013, 02:17 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,872
Posted By presto88
A couple of years ago I picked up a nail right in...

A couple of years ago I picked up a nail right in the middle of my brand new Metzeler Tourance while riding home from the shop after having two new tires installed! I kid you not! Anyway, the...
Forum: Northeast - Greater Flugistan and home of the carpet baggers. 05-17-2013, 12:02 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 434
Posted By presto88
I never go buy a lottery ticket...it's a suckers...

I never go buy a lottery ticket...it's a suckers bet. BUT, whenever they get a pool together at work - maybe once or twice a year when it gets REALLY high - I always participate. I think of it this...
Forum: Americas 04-30-2013, 07:23 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 974
Posted By presto88
One more bit of advice - bring your own tie-down...

One more bit of advice - bring your own tie-down straps for your bike! They told me at the office (when I bought my ticket) that there were tie-downs on the ferry, but that wasn't the case. The guy...
Forum: Americas 04-30-2013, 06:55 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 974
Posted By presto88
I did Haines to Prince Rupert a couple of summers...

I did Haines to Prince Rupert a couple of summers ago. It was late in the season and more than a bit chilly. The deck chairs on the top deck have these great radiant heaters above them. After...
Forum: Orange Crush 04-12-2013, 01:53 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 2,279
Posted By presto88
:rofl :rofl :rofl :rofl I'm a huge fan...

:rofl :rofl :rofl :rofl

I'm a huge fan of the AAA DMV office! Nice people with great attitudes, short (or non-existent) lines, etc. I've never had a difficult situation that they had to...
Forum: GS Boxers 02-20-2013, 10:03 AM
Replies: 47
Views: 3,700
Posted By presto88
I've only ridden US and Canada, but I've been...

I've only ridden US and Canada, but I've been motorcycle touring with a full bags and camp gear for 30 years or so. Anything of significant value is kept in the tank bag (which ALWAYS stays with...
Forum: Day Trippin' 02-01-2013, 08:48 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 5,352
Posted By presto88
Damn you, Tyler, for posting those pics! I've...

Damn you, Tyler, for posting those pics! I've been stuck in the midwest since September, with my bike sitting in a storage locker in San Mateo! God I miss those roads! Now I can't even lie to...
Forum: Pics, pics, pics... 01-22-2013, 05:52 PM
Replies: 63
Views: 8,662
Posted By presto88
Great video, Jeff! Makes me want to get out and...

Great video, Jeff! Makes me want to get out and ride!
Forum: Thumpers 01-14-2013, 06:21 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,612
Posted By presto88
WTH is a three stroke motor?

WTH is a three stroke motor?
Forum: Americas 01-08-2013, 05:30 PM
Replies: 76
Views: 5,612
Posted By presto88
I'm not even going to comment on the idea of...

I'm not even going to comment on the idea of riding up there in the winter! Whatever floats your boat is my mantra...

I did ride my '01 R1150GS to Alaska from San Francisco in the summer of 2011....
Forum: Pacific Northwet - Where it's green. And wet. 12-19-2012, 12:39 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,512
Posted By presto88
I looked at that web page and couldn't find any...

I looked at that web page and couldn't find any indication of what city/state/country it's in...

I'll assume Portland because that's where you are?
Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 12-12-2012, 10:57 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 2,126
Posted By presto88
I haven't ridden that road in a few years, but it...

I haven't ridden that road in a few years, but it goes through a military base of some sort. When I went through (2005?, 2006?) I had to go through a check point and they wanted to see my license...
Forum: Old's Cool 11-22-2012, 08:57 AM
Replies: 106
Views: 8,855
Posted By presto88
I don't have any problem at all with people who...

I don't have any problem at all with people who think that their bike (or car, or beer, or whatever!) is "the best". I would guess that most people think that about something that they own! My...
Forum: Old's Cool 11-21-2012, 07:44 AM
Replies: 106
Views: 8,855
Posted By presto88
I've met a lot of people who are fanatical about...

I've met a lot of people who are fanatical about their particular brand of motorcycle but, in my experience, the Harley guys are unique in their belief that their bike is the only "real" motorcycle.
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 11-08-2012, 08:45 PM
Replies: 272
Views: 57,883
Posted By presto88
A BMW R65LS. My first BMW and just a great...

A BMW R65LS. My first BMW and just a great little bike. I got more positive comments about that old BMW than any other vehicle I've ever owned. Kind of regret selling it, but you can only keep so...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 11-01-2012, 01:56 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 4,601
Posted By presto88
I'm always skeptical about things like this. ...

I'm always skeptical about things like this. These guys should know exactly how much torque and power this thing produces, but they won't say the numbers. Why?

It just makes me think the whole...
Forum: GS Boxers 07-11-2012, 11:20 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,864
Posted By presto88
My '01 GS has said "E" since the day I bought it....

My '01 GS has said "E" since the day I bought it. I was told by the dealer that it stood for "Economy". Never checked that, didn't really care....
Forum: GS Boxers 07-10-2012, 10:13 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 2,696
Posted By presto88
Wow! That looks great! I had no idea you could...

Wow! That looks great! I had no idea you could just sand them down and get it looking like that!

I don't care if it only lasts for a while, I'm doing this! Thanks for sharing!
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