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Forum: Face plant 04-05-2010, 05:16 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 3,237
Posted By Escape Artist
Atgatt

Many Newbies start out light on the gear. A good set of leathers or good fabric suit with armour should protect your knee in a get off as described. Gloves and finger injuries are another matter,...
Forum: Americas 02-03-2010, 06:49 PM
Replies: 23,890
Views: 1,829,366
Posted By Escape Artist
Cool2 You are your own safety!

Know your surroundings. That and a Glock should handle any situation. I prefer the Model 21 in .45 acp.:deal
Forum: Northeast - Greater Flugistan and home of the carpet baggers. 09-22-2009, 09:18 AM
Replies: 94
Views: 2,637
Posted By Escape Artist
Thumb Sounds good to me

I would be up for this. Please post confirmed details to this thread.:freaky
Forum: Northeast - Greater Flugistan and home of the carpet baggers. 09-20-2009, 04:12 PM
Replies: 116
Views: 5,686
Posted By Escape Artist
Thumb Awesome Time!!

Spent a couple of days at BRS, but had to bug out early today so as to be at work tomorrow. Camped next to Crankshaft and the KTM posse. Worked Jerden Falls stage yesterday and let me tell you...
Forum: Northeast - Greater Flugistan and home of the carpet baggers. 07-24-2009, 06:20 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 954
Posted By Escape Artist
Bike Rental

Try MAX BMW in Hampstead, NH or Moturis Rentals in Rowley, MA.(15 miles north of Boston) Moturis is an RV place but at least a couple of years ago they had a small number of BMW Adventure Bikes for...
Forum: Vendors 04-12-2009, 02:04 PM
Replies: 504
Views: 146,292
Posted By Escape Artist
Thumb Adventure Bike luggage rack extension

Another wonderful upgrade. This extension makes the maximum use of the too small BMW piece and is actually quite a bit larger than the Touratech item. Thanks for another fine product. :clap
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Forum: Equipment 04-11-2009, 07:29 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 653
Posted By Escape Artist
Talking Pandora is great!!!

Hooked it into the AutoCom and hooked into the additional power outlet, works great.
Forum: Northeast - Greater Flugistan and home of the carpet baggers. 03-26-2009, 04:21 PM
Replies: 5,326
Views: 364,964
Posted By Escape Artist
Thumb Pies!!!

Coconut cream pie:dg :dg :dg Put on a few pounds there.:lol3
Forum: Northeast - Greater Flugistan and home of the carpet baggers. 02-20-2009, 04:09 PM
Replies: 5,326
Views: 364,964
Posted By Escape Artist
Question What is the "open" tag???

:dunno Read the last couple of pages and I can't seem to figure this one out???:huh
Forum: Northeast - Greater Flugistan and home of the carpet baggers. 01-03-2009, 05:30 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 482
Posted By Escape Artist
Thumb Found it.

Here's the shop I used back in 2006 - don't know if they are still there: Bay State Plating & Polishing, Inc., 300 Canal Street, Building 6, Lawrence, MA 01840 (978) 689-8914 fax (978) 686-3727. ...
Forum: Northeast - Greater Flugistan and home of the carpet baggers. 01-03-2009, 09:27 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 482
Posted By Escape Artist
Thumb Chrome work in Lawrence, MA

Many years ago when I restored an old Porsche I located a chrome shop in Lawrence, MA. I will have to dig out my records and will post the details.
Forum: Northeast - Greater Flugistan and home of the carpet baggers. 11-18-2008, 02:37 PM
Replies: 5,326
Views: 364,964
Posted By Escape Artist
Talking Correction please

As pointed out by the master o' da MA tag, my Hamilton clue with the tank was that - the clue and not the tag. Thus, no bike. Tag was the Tavern, and my bike was there - they got that and then...
Forum: Northeast - Greater Flugistan and home of the carpet baggers. 11-17-2008, 06:59 PM
Replies: 5,326
Views: 364,964
Posted By Escape Artist
Laugh Kurt - left your camera at home!

Yes, right out front. Can't believe you and I were the only ADV guys there - not counting Roy cause he and Rob came in the cage.:rofl
Forum: Northeast - Greater Flugistan and home of the carpet baggers. 11-17-2008, 04:59 PM
Replies: 5,326
Views: 364,964
Posted By Escape Artist
Laugh Apologies to Gail and company

Having never run the maze to post a link to a hosting site, figure out how big my image was and then use an application to resize, my prior postings were an experiment gone wrong - figured it out and...
Forum: Northeast - Greater Flugistan and home of the carpet baggers. 11-16-2008, 11:19 AM
Replies: 5,326
Views: 364,964
Posted By Escape Artist
Laugh Wow! Seems I found the right link.

Here's the clue - we are a Red, "Blood and Guts" Town in the People's Republic, so militaristic we have an implement of war in our downtown park: http://img241.imageshack.us/img241/4272/tankni9.jpg
Forum: Northeast - Greater Flugistan and home of the carpet baggers. 11-16-2008, 11:16 AM
Replies: 5,326
Views: 364,964
Posted By Escape Artist
Next Tag - another fine dining spot!!!

You got to click on the image to go to Image Shack to see the full size picture.

http://img440.imageshack.us/img440/7651/weathervaneva6.jpg
Forum: Northeast - Greater Flugistan and home of the carpet baggers. 11-16-2008, 10:03 AM
Replies: 5,326
Views: 364,964
Posted By Escape Artist
Great ride to Breakfast with CamTiggers and Outriders

Great (if a little rainy and slippery) ride in today.

http://img440.imageshack.us/img440/4784/ybbreakfastwi9.jpg
Forum: Ride reports 10-02-2008, 06:12 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 2,800
Posted By Escape Artist
Thumb What a great looking bike!

Roy: That is a fantastic looking bike! Keep posting and make it home safe and sound. Be prepared for cold weather when you make it back to the People's Republic - going down into the 40s tonight!
Forum: Northeast - Greater Flugistan and home of the carpet baggers. 09-24-2008, 04:59 PM
Replies: 98
Views: 4,116
Posted By Escape Artist
Thumb Glen: the world needs to hear your message!

Glen: I really admire your determination and resolve. The fact that you did not surrender to adversity and went on the travel the world teaches a life lesson. Your message about people throughout the...
Forum: Equipment 05-30-2008, 07:30 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 7,569
Posted By Escape Artist
Thumb Nolan N-Com

Very happy with the Nolan N-Com, use the Zumo with my IPhone and everything just works and sync automatically when I turn them on. However, I do not listen to music so bear that in mind. I ride...
Forum: GS Boxers 05-30-2008, 06:30 PM
Replies: 57
Views: 3,851
Posted By Escape Artist
Talking Carry a cell phone, credit card and ride!

Never let a possible mechanical breakdown stop me from going anywhere.
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 02-29-2008, 12:28 PM
Replies: 160
Views: 9,255
Posted By Escape Artist
MinuteMan 1000

Or otherwise known as the big circle around New England!!!:lol3 Also, done the trip from Massachusetts to Indy a couple of times, that is also about 1,000 miles. Worse trip was the one back from...
Forum: GS Boxers 02-25-2008, 11:22 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 908
Posted By Escape Artist
Thanks for the offer!

After the many positive reports, Touratech has already charged my credit card.:clap
Forum: GS Boxers 02-25-2008, 08:20 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 908
Posted By Escape Artist
Thanks for the input.

Going to place an order and deciding if this part is included. Sounds like a good piece of preventive maintenance.
Forum: GS Boxers 02-25-2008, 08:14 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 908
Posted By Escape Artist
Question Touratech Steering Stop?

2004 1150 GSA At $164.00 this part is not exactly cheap. Wondering if it is just a useless farkel or if this part really performs as advertised? Anyone have experience with this steering stop? ...
Forum: GS Boxers 01-28-2008, 05:56 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,243
Posted By Escape Artist
Thumb Go for it!!!

5'8" and ride the Adventure bike with the low seat. No problem.:wink:
Forum: GS Boxers 01-17-2008, 06:19 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 2,096
Posted By Escape Artist
Thumb Sweet Jesus!

:lol3 Gotta watch it again. Can I make this my screen saver???:wink:
Forum: Northeast - Greater Flugistan and home of the carpet baggers. 01-16-2008, 07:35 PM
Replies: 126
Views: 4,781
Posted By Escape Artist
Thumbs down MAX is the MAN!!!

Had two bikes serviced at MAX's NH location. Never had a problem getting someone on the phone or a prompt call back. Always took care of me. Once late on a Saturday was on my 1150GSA and a small...
Forum: GS Boxers 01-14-2008, 07:13 PM
Replies: 162
Views: 8,640
Posted By Escape Artist
Yes, but only when it stops snowing!!!

Damn, got another 8 inches of snow today.

http://img412.imageshack.us/img412/2985/picture627dp4.th.jpg (http://img412.imageshack.us/my.php?image=picture627dp4.jpg)

:lol3
Forum: GS Boxers 11-15-2007, 03:28 PM
Replies: 351
Views: 17,610
Posted By Escape Artist
Another Old Fart!!

54 going on 15! Well at least 15 is when I started riding. Just spent 2 weeks cruising up and down Hiway 1 from San Francisco. I plan on riding as long as I can operate the controls.:lol3
Forum: GS Boxers 10-15-2007, 05:03 PM
Replies: 129
Views: 23,801
Posted By Escape Artist
Wore them out in 2 months.

4,000 miles over August and September, 100% super slab long distance travel and they were worn out. Got knobbies for the dirt. Something else needed for cross country travel.
Forum: Vendors 09-24-2007, 03:17 PM
Replies: 504
Views: 146,292
Posted By Escape Artist
Master Cyl Guard

Just got this installed over the weekend. Wow!! Great piece and the extra protection will be put to good use real soon. Installation could not have been easier and it looks the the part the...
Forum: GS Boxers 02-05-2007, 10:21 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 629
Posted By Escape Artist
You guys are selling me.

Only problem it is about 9 degrees outside and who wants to ride now. Maybe they will lower the price.:evil
Forum: GS Boxers 02-05-2007, 07:54 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 629
Posted By Escape Artist
Wow!!!

Well that is an eye opener. For that kind of money, I would probably just buy a new bike as used bikes seem to be in very short supply and perhaps that explains the premium pricing.
Forum: GS Boxers 02-05-2007, 07:24 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 629
Posted By Escape Artist
Question Pricing on GSA - where to look?

Local dealer has 2003 GSA with 38,000 miles and is asking $9,000. This seems a bit high to me, but dealer says depreciation on Adventure is nothing like that on my 2003 R1150R which is says is worth...
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