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Forum: Northeast - Greater Flugistan and home of the carpet baggers. 01-19-2015, 08:05 PM
Replies: 46,410
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Posted By MWValley
I'd be careful there, Bob! You and the big guy...

I'd be careful there, Bob! You and the big guy both have a mildly Sasquatch-esque profile! :rofl
Forum: Northeast - Greater Flugistan and home of the carpet baggers. 01-19-2015, 07:43 PM
Replies: 46,410
Views: 2,816,921
Posted By MWValley
I can't help but my son-in-law, Max, is all over...

I can't help but my son-in-law, Max, is all over this. He's a hardcore mountain sledder from VT, but he's out west several times each year. He's either there now or just back. (I am not exactly...
Forum: Northeast - Greater Flugistan and home of the carpet baggers. 01-19-2015, 07:34 PM
Replies: 46,410
Views: 2,816,921
Posted By MWValley
Thumb Fantastic! Sounds just right. Kudos. She could...

Fantastic! Sounds just right. Kudos. She could not have gone to a better home!
Forum: Northeast - Greater Flugistan and home of the carpet baggers. 01-19-2015, 07:42 AM
Replies: 46,410
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Posted By MWValley
One year ago...

Tin Man, Does this look familiar?

http://i249.photobucket.com/albums/gg215/45th_Parallel/house-of-strom_zps3320013a.jpg
Forum: Northeast - Greater Flugistan and home of the carpet baggers. 01-19-2015, 07:26 AM
Replies: 46,410
Views: 2,816,921
Posted By MWValley
Ride Warm

To all you lucky bastards who are in a warm, sunny place... I say good for you!

Personally, I wish I was on Rt 12 in Utah again right about now. As for asphalt? It's the best I've ever...
Forum: Thumpers 01-17-2015, 08:25 AM
Replies: 103,704
Views: 20,490,329
Posted By MWValley
I hope this isn't out of line and I apologize if...

I hope this isn't out of line and I apologize if it is... I do LOTS of motorcycle wiring for myself and others. I buy good 40 AMP relays (5 pin) with the matching socket connectors by the dozen. ...
Forum: Thumpers 01-15-2015, 05:08 PM
Replies: 103,704
Views: 20,490,329
Posted By MWValley
[QUOTE=Molonlabemike;25932819] I was told by the...

[QUOTE=Molonlabemike;25932819] I was told by the Harley guys that loud pipes save lives :huh




Loud pipes annoy the neighbors.
Forum: Thumpers 01-14-2015, 08:51 AM
Replies: 103,704
Views: 20,490,329
Posted By MWValley
Amen brother. You want gates and bars going up...

Amen brother. You want gates and bars going up everywhere until there are no unpaved places left to ride? Here are two fast ways to do exactly that.

1. Ride with a loud pipe. Enough said.

2....
Forum: Northeast - Greater Flugistan and home of the carpet baggers. 01-12-2015, 10:09 AM
Replies: 46,410
Views: 2,816,921
Posted By MWValley
KIA Soul burns up in Ottawa home

This is totally off the wall, but if you know anyone with a Kia Soul you might want to know this.

My buddy in Ottawa, Ontario reports his neighbor's house burned down when the therein garaged Soul...
Forum: Northeast - Greater Flugistan and home of the carpet baggers. 01-05-2015, 05:46 PM
Replies: 46,410
Views: 2,816,921
Posted By MWValley
Precisely. Unfortunately the Brownfield Road...

Precisely. Unfortunately the Brownfield Road ticket was real. The Whitehorse one (on a Ruckus) was simulated for humorous effect only. And it was friggin' funny. The cops says, "You're not going to...
Forum: Northeast - Greater Flugistan and home of the carpet baggers. 01-05-2015, 03:15 PM
Replies: 46,410
Views: 2,816,921
Posted By MWValley
Leave weapons (firearms) of course at home, but...

Leave weapons (firearms) of course at home, but that includes things like tasers and pepper spray. I watched a US citizen get reamed pretty hard in Nova Scotia back n 2005. He said he had nothing to...
Forum: Northeast - Greater Flugistan and home of the carpet baggers. 01-05-2015, 02:41 PM
Replies: 46,410
Views: 2,816,921
Posted By MWValley
This looks like the kind of bike on which you...

This looks like the kind of bike on which you could get a ticket from the Conway Police Department while riding in the parking lot of Whitehorse Gear. Not everyone might get that but I do! :wink:
Forum: Northeast - Greater Flugistan and home of the carpet baggers. 12-29-2014, 05:01 PM
Replies: 46,410
Views: 2,816,921
Posted By MWValley
Hey Chris, good job on the F650! I guess the...

Hey Chris, good job on the F650! I guess the family-loaner-demo-ride pushed you over the edge. Congrats. Those machines are icons the world over.

Hey and talk about a small world and an even...
Forum: Northeast - Greater Flugistan and home of the carpet baggers. 12-18-2014, 07:12 PM
Replies: 46,410
Views: 2,816,921
Posted By MWValley
I used to live hours from the Port City. Now I'm...

I used to live hours from the Port City. Now I'm just minutes away. See you there. And Merry Christmas to one and all.
Forum: Road warriors 12-15-2014, 09:01 PM
Replies: 852
Views: 188,889
Posted By MWValley
Too much work and way too much time if you ask...

Too much work and way too much time if you ask me. I can properly fix a tab, crack, etc. and put the panel back on the bike in way under an hour.
PlastiFix can be drilled and tapped, used to...
Forum: Road warriors 12-15-2014, 08:35 PM
Replies: 852
Views: 188,889
Posted By MWValley
You can do it that way if you like, but...

You can do it that way if you like, but PlastiFix™ from Urethane Supply company is much, much easier, stronger, and many times faster. Build missing tabs, fix cracks, you can do it all. This stuff...
Forum: Road warriors 12-15-2014, 08:31 PM
Replies: 852
Views: 188,889
Posted By MWValley
PC for just one hundred pennies...

There's this nice guy who was the second owner of the bike. He put the lion's share of the 75K miles on this bike. He can't ride heavy bikes anymore due to some injuries and general aging (gets us...
Forum: Northeast - Greater Flugistan and home of the carpet baggers. 12-13-2014, 09:32 PM
Replies: 46,410
Views: 2,816,921
Posted By MWValley
Funniest thing I've read in months. :rofl

Funniest thing I've read in months. :rofl
Forum: Northeast - Greater Flugistan and home of the carpet baggers. 12-13-2014, 09:28 PM
Replies: 46,410
Views: 2,816,921
Posted By MWValley
That's a great way to go. My buddy, Larry, owns...

That's a great way to go. My buddy, Larry, owns a motorcycle riding school on the Midcoast o' Maine. He's got about 25 little bikes to maintain and over the years he's taken more than one old...
Forum: Northeast - Greater Flugistan and home of the carpet baggers. 12-11-2014, 11:55 AM
Replies: 46,410
Views: 2,816,921
Posted By MWValley
I suspect he did, but he never let on! He might...

I suspect he did, but he never let on! He might have even split his tips with them.
Forum: Northeast - Greater Flugistan and home of the carpet baggers. 12-11-2014, 10:33 AM
Replies: 46,410
Views: 2,816,921
Posted By MWValley
A skilled and fit paddler can make the run from...

A skilled and fit paddler can make the run from Vanceboro to Loon Bay in one day with fair seas and following winds as the deep water sailors like to say. But why would anyone want to? It's a...
Forum: Northeast - Greater Flugistan and home of the carpet baggers. 12-11-2014, 10:15 AM
Replies: 46,410
Views: 2,816,921
Posted By MWValley
Now you've got the idea!

Now you've got the idea!
Forum: Northeast - Greater Flugistan and home of the carpet baggers. 12-11-2014, 09:15 AM
Replies: 46,410
Views: 2,816,921
Posted By MWValley
Welcome justsafurnaceman and again, thank you for...

Welcome justsafurnaceman and again, thank you for your service to the United States! As for the DR650? Yes.

I've owned a lot of very different bikes since 1977. Since '96 or so, I've often...
Forum: Northeast - Greater Flugistan and home of the carpet baggers. 12-08-2014, 05:40 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 706
Posted By MWValley
You want to learn a LOT on your own? Buy a copy...

You want to learn a LOT on your own? Buy a copy of The Essential Guide to Motorcycle Maintenance. I've got almost 40 years of experience working on motorcycles and I think this book is fantastic. ...
Forum: ADVrider annual rallies 12-08-2014, 03:53 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 4,454
Posted By MWValley
In! Arriving Wednesday, meat-eater,...

In! Arriving Wednesday, meat-eater, truck/trailer/dirt bike.

It's written in my planner, so I am good to go. See you there.
Forum: Northeast - Greater Flugistan and home of the carpet baggers. 12-07-2014, 10:48 AM
Replies: 46,410
Views: 2,816,921
Posted By MWValley
Owls Head Vintage Motorcycle Weekend 2014

http://i249.photobucket.com/albums/gg215/45th_Parallel/DSCF7329_zps5b0146d5.jpg

http://i249.photobucket.com/albums/gg215/45th_Parallel/DSCF7362_zpsb889eebc.jpg
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Forum: Road warriors 12-07-2014, 10:33 AM
Replies: 852
Views: 188,889
Posted By MWValley
I don't normally indulge in bragging but I...

I don't normally indulge in bragging but I suspect I did beat that deal. I bought my 1990 Pacific Coast with 75K on the clock this past summer for one US Dollar. I put new front and rear Metzelers...
Forum: Northeast - Greater Flugistan and home of the carpet baggers. 11-20-2014, 04:34 PM
Replies: 46,410
Views: 2,816,921
Posted By MWValley
John thoughts and prayers coming to you and...

John thoughts and prayers coming to you and yours. My 24 year old son is also fighting a brain injury. His issue is a tumor. 20 year olds are tough and resilient. Hang in there.
Jeff
Forum: Northeast - Greater Flugistan and home of the carpet baggers. 11-14-2014, 01:15 PM
Replies: 46,410
Views: 2,816,921
Posted By MWValley
I think it would be exciting in a modern Subaru....

I think it would be exciting in a modern Subaru. Or a tricked out Defender better yet. I think it would be terrifying in a RWD P1800 with tires of unknown pedigree.

We're seriously thinking of...
Forum: Northeast - Greater Flugistan and home of the carpet baggers. 11-14-2014, 01:11 PM
Replies: 46,410
Views: 2,816,921
Posted By MWValley
Roger Moore indeed!

What a great shot of The Saint! Thanks! That's cool. I read Roger Moore liked the car so much from filming the TV show, that he bought one for himself to use on his own time. That's pretty neat.
...
Forum: Northeast - Greater Flugistan and home of the carpet baggers. 11-14-2014, 08:26 AM
Replies: 46,410
Views: 2,816,921
Posted By MWValley
If it was one of the first 6,000 P1800's, those...

If it was one of the first 6,000 P1800's, those WERE British. Made by a company called Pressed Steel in conjunction with Jensen! Yikes....
Forum: Northeast - Greater Flugistan and home of the carpet baggers. 11-13-2014, 07:54 PM
Replies: 46,410
Views: 2,816,921
Posted By MWValley
Laugh Really? How'd you know? I didn't know! You...

Really? How'd you know? I didn't know! You should have told me! :lol3
Forum: Northeast - Greater Flugistan and home of the carpet baggers. 11-13-2014, 02:36 PM
Replies: 46,410
Views: 2,816,921
Posted By MWValley
I know this isn't a bike thing but there are a...

I know this isn't a bike thing but there are a lot of good mechanics and car guys and gals here. I'd like some advice as I know a lot of you and figger you'll tell me what you think with only a...
Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 11-13-2014, 02:09 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,761
Posted By MWValley
Haynes manual finally inbound to North America

Whitehorse Gear in Conway NH will soon be stocking the Haynes manual 5643. It covers all DL650 V-Stroms from 2004 through 2013, as well as the Gladius models from 2009 to 2013. This first shipment is...
Forum: Northeast - Greater Flugistan and home of the carpet baggers. 11-07-2014, 01:02 PM
Replies: 46,410
Views: 2,816,921
Posted By MWValley
Right on, Bro. As usual, you're 100% correct. ...

Right on, Bro. As usual, you're 100% correct. Every performance mod will likely cost economy and usually durability/reliability as well. My bone stock DR650 routinely hauls my fat ass between...
Forum: Northeast - Greater Flugistan and home of the carpet baggers. 11-07-2014, 12:57 PM
Replies: 46,410
Views: 2,816,921
Posted By MWValley
Ain't that the truth. That's why I buy E-zero...

Ain't that the truth. That's why I buy E-zero high-test Canukian gas at the Freedom Market on Rt 25 by the state line. I fill about 6 each 5-gallon cans at a time and take them home. Also sold now...
Forum: Northeast - Greater Flugistan and home of the carpet baggers. 10-15-2014, 02:17 PM
Replies: 46,410
Views: 2,816,921
Posted By MWValley
What is it? We are counting on you to ID it! ...

What is it? We are counting on you to ID it! Tell us more!
Forum: Northeast - Greater Flugistan and home of the carpet baggers. 10-15-2014, 01:44 PM
Replies: 46,410
Views: 2,816,921
Posted By MWValley
This is a good ol Guzzi. You think so, Good Ol?

In in perfect harmony with the Guzzi theme, I saw this wonderful bike at work today. I loved the gas-stained Del Ortos, the rusty generator pulley, and the big drum brakes. This bike is very cool. It...
Forum: Northeast - Greater Flugistan and home of the carpet baggers. 09-19-2014, 07:42 PM
Replies: 46,410
Views: 2,816,921
Posted By MWValley
Recently got a pair of SG-10 Moto boots. Comfy...

Recently got a pair of SG-10 Moto boots. Comfy from the get go . Best boots I have ever put on my feet. Last pair http://tapatalk.imageshack.com/v2/14/09/17/fbad7276aa668f5e9b5c5e6c70782bd1.jpglasted...
Forum: Northeast - Greater Flugistan and home of the carpet baggers. 09-19-2014, 07:34 PM
Replies: 46,410
Views: 2,816,921
Posted By MWValley
I'm posting here as a rider, not as the guy who...

I'm posting here as a rider, not as the guy who sells Firstgear and other branded boots at that store in NH. I've have had good luck with my Firstgear Kilimanjaro high boots (which I bought with my...
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