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Forum: Northeast - Greater Flugistan and home of the carpet baggers. 06-28-2015, 02:07 AM
Replies: 49,073
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Posted By MWValley
Kitty

Way to go, bro! Ride well and far!
Forum: Northeast - Greater Flugistan and home of the carpet baggers. 06-22-2015, 02:15 PM
Replies: 49,073
Views: 3,126,494
Posted By MWValley
Thumb Easy there Bucko, I rode that bike when it was...

Easy there Bucko, I rode that bike when it was new. And it was about the best thing a working class guy could buy. OK you win, it's much better now. Great job! :D
Forum: Northeast - Greater Flugistan and home of the carpet baggers. 06-18-2015, 06:57 AM
Replies: 49,073
Views: 3,126,494
Posted By MWValley
One of the inmates here lives in Madison, Maine. ...

One of the inmates here lives in Madison, Maine. Send PM to
I=MC2Power

Maybe it's his bike? I don't know.
Forum: Northeast - Greater Flugistan and home of the carpet baggers. 06-18-2015, 06:55 AM
Replies: 49,073
Views: 3,126,494
Posted By MWValley
can it be done? sort of... or at least it used to be.

The Obi-Wan of the Maine woods says it was connected years ago. He has not ridden it since then but would like to again. His best memory (which is usually spot-on) is that it's very rough, not...
Forum: Northeast - Greater Flugistan and home of the carpet baggers. 06-17-2015, 08:32 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 388
Posted By MWValley
+1 ...

+1
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FCQtuGfz3c8&feature=iv&src_vid=DeBEXq2dGnU&annotation_id=annotation_3706314041
Forum: Northeast - Greater Flugistan and home of the carpet baggers. 06-17-2015, 08:07 PM
Replies: 49,073
Views: 3,126,494
Posted By MWValley
I've queried my personal Maine woods riding guru....

I've queried my personal Maine woods riding guru. This gentleman has been riding dirt roads and trails in Maine since the 1960s. He is a walking encyclopedia of unpaved travel in Maine. I look...
Forum: The Perfect Line and Other Riding Myths 06-17-2015, 11:17 AM
Replies: 103
Views: 5,190
Posted By MWValley
Exactly correct. If you enjoy riding and...

Exactly correct. If you enjoy riding and socializing with other riders, you can do that. Meet them somewhere and socialize with them. Just don't ride WITH them because that often is dangerous and ...
Forum: Northeast - Greater Flugistan and home of the carpet baggers. 06-15-2015, 05:09 PM
Replies: 49,073
Views: 3,126,494
Posted By MWValley
Great job bro! Hey did you tell him you got it...

Great job bro! Hey did you tell him you got it for free? :evil
Forum: Northeast - Greater Flugistan and home of the carpet baggers. 06-15-2015, 05:04 PM
Replies: 49,073
Views: 3,126,494
Posted By MWValley
This seems to be an increasingly common scenario....

This seems to be an increasingly common scenario. :deal
Forum: The Perfect Line and Other Riding Myths 06-15-2015, 05:01 PM
Replies: 103
Views: 5,190
Posted By MWValley
Group Riding

I've watched group riding dynamics for almost four decades. It's not often done 100% well, safely, or enjoyably. As such I avoid group rides like the plague. I actually came upon the implosion of...
Forum: Northeast - Greater Flugistan and home of the carpet baggers. 06-12-2015, 12:24 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 1,540
Posted By MWValley
best bison burger

Bag a bodacious bison burger at the Woodstock Inn (NH) at the mid point of NH Rt 112, a must ride. This epic road (a national scenic byway) is also known as The Kanc. Or the Kancamagus Highway.
...
Forum: Northeast - Greater Flugistan and home of the carpet baggers. 06-12-2015, 11:24 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,626
Posted By MWValley
Heady Toppah

I've only ever seen it sold in VT. Last bought some in Barre.
Forum: Northeast - Greater Flugistan and home of the carpet baggers. 06-12-2015, 08:35 AM
Replies: 49,073
Views: 3,126,494
Posted By MWValley
[QUOTE=justdrew;26983797]Buy the bike and I'll...

[QUOTE=justdrew;26983797]Buy the bike and I'll throw in the shock for free:deal





You are incredibly generous, Drew! Thanks! I'll ask the comptroller general what she thinks about your...
Forum: Northeast - Greater Flugistan and home of the carpet baggers. 06-12-2015, 05:58 AM
Replies: 49,073
Views: 3,126,494
Posted By MWValley
KLR 650 shock

Hey anybody got a KLR shock laying around that they might be willing to sell?
Forum: Northeast - Greater Flugistan and home of the carpet baggers. 06-11-2015, 04:57 AM
Replies: 49,073
Views: 3,126,494
Posted By MWValley
You know me too well. If this was winter I'd...

You know me too well. If this was winter I'd already be replacing every screw and polishing the frame. Hard to believe it's 29 years old. The truly sad part is, my neighbor is buying it from me...
Forum: Northeast - Greater Flugistan and home of the carpet baggers. 06-10-2015, 06:58 PM
Replies: 49,073
Views: 3,126,494
Posted By MWValley
Puppies used to follow me home too.

Hey Drew! You master of the quarter-liter Kawasaki...

Look what followed me home from Canada!

http://i249.photobucket.com/albums/gg215/45th_Parallel/DSCF8029_zps5kbksrkk.jpg
Forum: Northeast - Greater Flugistan and home of the carpet baggers. 06-03-2015, 03:51 PM
Replies: 49,073
Views: 3,126,494
Posted By MWValley
Distracted? Hell yes.

I am interested to see if the July 1st NH law has even the slightest positive impact on this problem. And it is a problem. According to NIT-sah, cell phone and similar device distractions kill...
Forum: Northeast - Greater Flugistan and home of the carpet baggers. 05-28-2015, 05:12 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 407
Posted By MWValley
Tracy Martin

Here's a thought. Buy a copy of Tracy Martin's book and you'll be able to fix it yourself. Really. ...
Forum: Northeast - Greater Flugistan and home of the carpet baggers. 05-28-2015, 04:53 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 337
Posted By MWValley
H Mnt Rd and crab meat

You must ride the Hurricane Mountain Road. That will take you east from North Conway to Rt 113 in Maine. There's nothing else like it in these parts.

Also if you are near Owls Head, Maine. You...
Forum: The Garage 05-27-2015, 12:39 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,726
Posted By MWValley
thanks for your input!

Much obliged fellow inmates. I've been installing chains for almost four decades. So logically, I'm baffled by a retailer's "tech guy" that is telling me I don't know what I'm talking about.

I...
Forum: Northeast - Greater Flugistan and home of the carpet baggers. 05-26-2015, 06:40 PM
Replies: 49,073
Views: 3,126,494
Posted By MWValley
Ah ha! So it's not Evan's Notch. It's Evans...

Ah ha! So it's not Evan's Notch. It's Evans Notch. :eek1 Who knew? I guess you did!

I should have suspected as much because it makes me cringe when people say, "Tuckerman's Ravine". There...
Forum: Northeast - Greater Flugistan and home of the carpet baggers. 05-26-2015, 04:44 PM
Replies: 49,073
Views: 3,126,494
Posted By MWValley
Hooning on 113

Ah yes Mr. Richard! The One-One-Three. I love that road.

Glad you like it.

I still want to know who is Evan. And what exactly did he notch?
Forum: Northeast - Greater Flugistan and home of the carpet baggers. 05-26-2015, 03:56 PM
Replies: 49,073
Views: 3,126,494
Posted By MWValley
A classic Maine lunch

Burned up a tank of V-Strom gas today, to get an epic Maine lunch of fried seafood. When I told 'em I'd come over 100 miles to eat lunch at their place, they brought out the owner! She thanked me...
Forum: The Garage 05-22-2015, 05:44 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,726
Posted By MWValley
O-Ring Chain Grease Packet

OK, I want to know what you think. I've been working on motorcycles for 39 years. Some people say I am really good at it but that's not the question here.

I recently bought a house brand o-ring...
Forum: Northeast - Greater Flugistan and home of the carpet baggers. 05-18-2015, 07:29 PM
Replies: 49,073
Views: 3,126,494
Posted By MWValley
The orange trailer is open?! Oh yes. Very, very...

The orange trailer is open?! Oh yes. Very, very good brisket I'm here to say. The only beef brisket I ever had that was better, was in Durango Colorado, so I'd say the trailer dudes in Bethel are...
Forum: Northeast - Greater Flugistan and home of the carpet baggers. 05-13-2015, 09:49 AM
Replies: 49,073
Views: 3,126,494
Posted By MWValley
Dear Mr. Grumpy Old Bastard, Only three...

Dear Mr. Grumpy Old Bastard,

Only three million views and fifty thousand posts? Probably not a very good idea after all. :evil:evil:evil:evil:evil:evil:evil

Way to go! This thread has...
Forum: Northeast - Greater Flugistan and home of the carpet baggers. 05-12-2015, 08:16 AM
Replies: 374
Views: 45,477
Posted By MWValley
extreme northern NH info

Info is greatly appreciated. My daughter and her husband bought a "camp" upta Pittsburg last fall so I've got a place to stay up there. It's not fancy but it's a small building sitting on some...
Forum: Northeast - Greater Flugistan and home of the carpet baggers. 05-05-2015, 11:59 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 218
Posted By MWValley
The BMW might belong to Paul Graves, the director...

The BMW might belong to Paul Graves, the director of the VT rider training program. I think he's a Beemer guy. In any event he's a very nice guy. I've met him several times and think he's top notch.
Forum: Road Warriors 05-05-2015, 05:19 AM
Replies: 1,076
Views: 230,163
Posted By MWValley
The method I use, (right or not) is to look up...

The method I use, (right or not) is to look up the correct filter for both bikes on a reliable application table. See if the part numbers are the same.

I just looked up an ST 1300 oil filter and...
Forum: Northeast - Greater Flugistan and home of the carpet baggers. 05-04-2015, 03:16 PM
Replies: 49,073
Views: 3,126,494
Posted By MWValley
If you really want people to throw keys at you, I...

If you really want people to throw keys at you, I suspect they'd just do it regardless. They wouldn't let you use those keys but they'd still throw them. :D
Forum: Northeast - Greater Flugistan and home of the carpet baggers. 05-02-2015, 04:01 PM
Replies: 49,073
Views: 3,126,494
Posted By MWValley
The pleasure was all mine, bro! Anybody who'll...

The pleasure was all mine, bro! Anybody who'll let me ride their KLR and then buy me lunch at Frye's Store is OK with me. :clap

In addition, just between you and me, some of the customers were...
Forum: Northeast - Greater Flugistan and home of the carpet baggers. 04-29-2015, 07:03 AM
Replies: 49,073
Views: 3,126,494
Posted By MWValley
Rich, If you want a zillion-piece...

Rich,

If you want a zillion-piece woodworking project, that's easy! I've got a big gas-powered chipper. I'll bring it up and you can stuff the wood of your choice into it! :D

I'll hook it...
Forum: Northeast - Greater Flugistan and home of the carpet baggers. 04-28-2015, 07:05 PM
Replies: 49,073
Views: 3,126,494
Posted By MWValley
PC800 goes on the block,... sniff, sniff.

I should have seen this coming but I honestly didn't. Once I get them all fixed up, stem to stern, I need another project. I think I need at least one bike in a zillion pieces at all times.

...
Forum: Road Warriors 04-28-2015, 04:55 PM
Replies: 1,076
Views: 230,163
Posted By MWValley
Refurbished PC800 sadly must go on the block...

I spent all winter refurbishing my PC800 but due to circumstances, I've made the hard decision to sell it. Sure now the work's all done. Things work out that way sometimes. And I understand it's...
Forum: Northeast - Greater Flugistan and home of the carpet baggers. 04-27-2015, 03:13 PM
Replies: 49,073
Views: 3,126,494
Posted By MWValley
Yes Rich, you should buy it soon before the price...

Yes Rich, you should buy it soon before the price doubles. It always does!
Forum: Northeast - Greater Flugistan and home of the carpet baggers. 04-27-2015, 02:36 PM
Replies: 49,073
Views: 3,126,494
Posted By MWValley
Don't get me wrong, I'm grousing right with you. ...

Don't get me wrong, I'm grousing right with you. I agree 100%.

I made the comment about being able to buy ten gallons of gas for washing dishes for an hour because you could never do that now....
Forum: Northeast - Greater Flugistan and home of the carpet baggers. 04-27-2015, 02:21 PM
Replies: 49,073
Views: 3,126,494
Posted By MWValley
A single-cylinder, 400cc Japanese (non-exotic)...

A single-cylinder, 400cc Japanese (non-exotic) enduro bike costs $7,000 currently, so yes, fork oil and two inner tubes will hit you for fifty bucks. It seems like a lot of money I suspect, because...
Forum: Northeast - Greater Flugistan and home of the carpet baggers. 04-27-2015, 11:02 AM
Replies: 49,073
Views: 3,126,494
Posted By MWValley
DR-Z street legal model

Rich
GLWS!

And speaking of selling and buying, what would any of you pay for a nice DR-Z 400S (if you wanted one of course)? My sense of value has been grossly distorted as my last used bike...
Forum: Epic Ride Reports 04-24-2015, 09:18 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 7,509
Posted By MWValley
plate needed

This answer is 2 years late but yes. You need to be highway legal. These are mostly town-owned maintained or unmaintained, public roads.
Forum: Northeast - Greater Flugistan and home of the carpet baggers. 04-23-2015, 09:40 AM
Replies: 49,073
Views: 3,126,494
Posted By MWValley
thanks!

Thanks that's a cool image. "Unstable Rider". Is that from too many cases of beer? Or from bad tires and notched steering bearings? When I got my PC it suffered big time from the latter. And...
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