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Forum: Thumpers 04-16-2014, 04:03 PM
Replies: 5,957
Views: 1,200,125
Posted By FreeTheBeast
Laugh Great minds think alike.

I've got roughly 140 hours on my 450. I did not do the rebuild at 70 hours. So far, so good.

Do you need a spare XChallenge rear air shock? I have one sitting on a shelf.

I'd love to have...
Forum: Northeast - Greater Flugistan and home of the carpet baggers. 04-16-2014, 03:51 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 439
Posted By FreeTheBeast
Thumb Nice! :~)

This date works great! Always a fun ride. :clap :freaky


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Forum: Thumpers 04-16-2014, 03:59 AM
Replies: 5,957
Views: 1,200,125
Posted By FreeTheBeast
Cool2 Record holder...

My G450X has now become the vehicle that I have kept the longest….ever (http://aphillips66.smugmug.com/Cars/Vehiclehistory/). (My vehicle history...
Forum: Northeast - Greater Flugistan and home of the carpet baggers. 04-15-2014, 05:09 PM
Replies: 41,456
Views: 2,299,693
Posted By FreeTheBeast
Laugh In front?

I think the English guy is in front. :clap
Forum: Northeast - Greater Flugistan and home of the carpet baggers. 04-15-2014, 07:34 AM
Replies: 41,456
Views: 2,299,693
Posted By FreeTheBeast
It is the BMW 450

Yes, that bike is the BMW/Husky 450. They have changed the rear subframe so that it is much more robust. Also forcing it to run on the lower performance setting (41 HP) so that oil change range is...
Forum: GS Boxers 04-15-2014, 03:32 AM
Replies: 2,583
Views: 800,260
Posted By FreeTheBeast
Cool2 Tire change

It's a balancing act when you want to bring both wheels to the shop for new tires without taking the entire bike...
...
Forum: Northeast - Greater Flugistan and home of the carpet baggers. 04-14-2014, 06:55 AM
Replies: 4,504
Views: 233,154
Posted By FreeTheBeast
Cool2 Plastic tape

The stripes are plastic tape. Probably purchased from Amazon.

I also put the stripes on my 450 for a little splash of color.
...
Forum: GS Boxers 04-13-2014, 06:43 AM
Replies: 2,583
Views: 800,260
Posted By FreeTheBeast
Cool2 From the archives...

http://aphillips66.smugmug.com/Motorcycles/Canyon-Ri/i-MnPZvtP/3/L/IMG_0072-L.jpg (http://aphillips66.smugmug.com/Motorcycles/Canyon-Ri/i-MnPZvtP)
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Forum: Northeast - Greater Flugistan and home of the carpet baggers. 04-12-2014, 01:24 PM
Replies: 4,504
Views: 233,154
Posted By FreeTheBeast
Cool2 We knew how that would turn out...

http://aphillips66.smugmug.com/Miscellaneous/Junk/i-Nmr7TbW/0/L/IMG_2160-L.jpg
Forum: Northeast - Greater Flugistan and home of the carpet baggers. 04-12-2014, 03:55 AM
Replies: 4,504
Views: 233,154
Posted By FreeTheBeast
Cool2 Test ride today...

:augie


The missus and I will be trying out a new 1200 Adventure today. :D
Forum: Layin' down tracks 04-09-2014, 06:24 PM
Replies: 10,728
Views: 1,094,526
Posted By FreeTheBeast
Laugh On 2 bikes!

This is a mighty fine setup. I have it on 2 bikes. The SAE connector is very nice for convenience.
Forum: Northeast - Greater Flugistan and home of the carpet baggers. 04-08-2014, 04:09 PM
Replies: 4,504
Views: 233,154
Posted By FreeTheBeast
Wink A cunning plan...

Damn! I've been found out! :rofl Shhhhhhhh!
Forum: Northeast - Greater Flugistan and home of the carpet baggers. 04-07-2014, 04:09 AM
Replies: 4,504
Views: 233,154
Posted By FreeTheBeast
Cool2 Who knew?

We don't know until we try. Right? :rofl

http://www.roadrunner.travel/wp/wp-content/uploads/P90134625_highRes.jpg
Forum: Northeast - Greater Flugistan and home of the carpet baggers. 04-06-2014, 06:34 PM
Replies: 4,504
Views: 233,154
Posted By FreeTheBeast
Laugh Backfires...

The people close behind me heard my bike backfiring. Turns out it was the key switch. The switch was getting bounced around by the weight of the other keys on the ring. It was causing intermittent...
Forum: Northeast - Greater Flugistan and home of the carpet baggers. 04-06-2014, 01:41 PM
Replies: 4,504
Views: 233,154
Posted By FreeTheBeast
Cool2 Nice to get out...

Glad you came along, Huck. It's your birthday?!?! I wish I had known. I would have gotten you an ice cream at Ted's.

...
Forum: Northeast - Greater Flugistan and home of the carpet baggers. 04-06-2014, 03:50 AM
Replies: 41,456
Views: 2,299,693
Posted By FreeTheBeast
Cool2 Jack

http://2.bp.blogspot.com/-lyB0Mbjd4VQ/UnGgYNCptkI/AAAAAAAAGi4/eCk8Fry0kFw/s1600/The+Shining+Jack+Nicholsen+knocking.jpg
Forum: Northeast - Greater Flugistan and home of the carpet baggers. 04-06-2014, 03:43 AM
Replies: 4,504
Views: 233,154
Posted By FreeTheBeast
Bay Rd. closed

The intent of going through Newmarket was to take Bay Road/Durham Point Road…which will be closed. It's a super fun twisty turny road that I did all the time back in my UNH days on a Yamaha XS400. ...
Forum: Northeast - Greater Flugistan and home of the carpet baggers. 04-05-2014, 05:27 PM
Replies: 41,456
Views: 2,299,693
Posted By FreeTheBeast
Laugh Sunday Ride...for LUNCH!

Don't forget there's the ride from MAX BMW to Ted's Fried Clams. All y'all Mainahs should make your own way to meet for lunch at Ted's about Noon. Route 109 in Emery Mills/Shapleigh. :freaky ...
Forum: Northeast - Greater Flugistan and home of the carpet baggers. 04-05-2014, 05:24 PM
Replies: 41,456
Views: 2,299,693
Posted By FreeTheBeast
Cool2 Nice ride.

Junkyard would like that bike. ;~)
Forum: Northeast - Greater Flugistan and home of the carpet baggers. 04-05-2014, 12:39 PM
Replies: 4,504
Views: 233,154
Posted By FreeTheBeast
Cool2 Modified route tomorrow

Had to modify the route to bypass Newmarket. There is a foot race in town that will close roads in the middle of town and Bay Road…which is what was planned. The new route will keep up east of...
Forum: Northeast - Greater Flugistan and home of the carpet baggers. 04-04-2014, 06:31 PM
Replies: 41,456
Views: 2,299,693
Posted By FreeTheBeast
Eek Yikes!

:brow Not good.
Forum: Northeast - Greater Flugistan and home of the carpet baggers. 04-04-2014, 09:01 AM
Replies: 4,504
Views: 233,154
Posted By FreeTheBeast
Cool2 West of Woodstock

Route 112 west of Woodstock is good, too. Less traffic. :evil
Forum: Canada 04-02-2014, 11:53 AM
Replies: 264
Views: 14,871
Posted By FreeTheBeast
Cool2 Wise.

I like this idea. :thumb
Forum: Northeast - Greater Flugistan and home of the carpet baggers. 04-02-2014, 11:29 AM
Replies: 4,504
Views: 233,154
Posted By FreeTheBeast
Cool2 GPX file for Sunday ride...

GPX file attached for the ride on Sunday.
Forum: Northeast - Greater Flugistan and home of the carpet baggers. 04-02-2014, 07:14 AM
Replies: 4,504
Views: 233,154
Posted By FreeTheBeast
Talking Sunday weather...

http://www.weather.com/weather/weekend/04073

To ride or not to ride. That is a stupid question.
Forum: Northeast - Greater Flugistan and home of the carpet baggers. 04-02-2014, 06:38 AM
Replies: 41,456
Views: 2,299,693
Posted By FreeTheBeast
Cool2 The cross sale...

Sizing you up for a cross sale on a new bike. Mm-hmmm.
Forum: Northeast - Greater Flugistan and home of the carpet baggers. 04-01-2014, 04:55 PM
Replies: 41,456
Views: 2,299,693
Posted By FreeTheBeast
Cool2 Sunday ride...for LUNCH!

You should take a ride on Sunday. Have lunch at Ted's. :evil
Forum: Northeast - Greater Flugistan and home of the carpet baggers. 03-28-2014, 11:15 AM
Replies: 41,456
Views: 2,299,693
Posted By FreeTheBeast
Laugh Tall suspension

Dual sport suspension is a good thing to have in these parts not only for off road. This Winter was wicked!:eek1
Forum: Northeast - Greater Flugistan and home of the carpet baggers. 03-28-2014, 11:12 AM
Replies: 4,504
Views: 233,154
Posted By FreeTheBeast
Thumb Sure.

Have a full tank at the start and you will be fine. :1drink
Forum: Northeast - Greater Flugistan and home of the carpet baggers. 03-28-2014, 08:59 AM
Replies: 41,456
Views: 2,299,693
Posted By FreeTheBeast
Wicked April 6th ride - cross pollination notice

I made a post (http://www.advrider.com/forums/showpost.php?p=23800555&postcount=4438) in the NE Chatter thread.

Just spreading the news into Maine.

Let's get this riding season started!
Forum: Northeast - Greater Flugistan and home of the carpet baggers. 03-28-2014, 08:54 AM
Replies: 4,504
Views: 233,154
Posted By FreeTheBeast
Cool2 Lunch ride on April 6th

There's a ride planned for Sunday, April 6th. The route is from MAX BMW in North Hampton, NH to Ted's Fried Clams (http://www.tedsfriedclams.com) in Shapleigh, ME. The ride will take a few coastal...
Forum: Old's Cool 03-26-2014, 02:41 PM
Replies: 7,774
Views: 2,980,991
Posted By FreeTheBeast
Cool2 Chilly...

It's still cold in these parts, but I had to get out for a ride.

http://aphillips66.smugmug.com/Motorcycles/1988-BMW-R100GS/i-MGGVBgF/0/L/IMG_2140-L.jpg...
Forum: Northeast - Greater Flugistan and home of the carpet baggers. 03-26-2014, 04:31 AM
Replies: 41,456
Views: 2,299,693
Posted By FreeTheBeast
Cool2 New England Riders - West?

I'm sure it would be a nightmare to manage for many reasons, but imagine having a house out there for storing bikes and use for lodging. Spend a little time there during the Winter months. :evil
Forum: Northeast - Greater Flugistan and home of the carpet baggers. 03-24-2014, 04:53 PM
Replies: 41,456
Views: 2,299,693
Posted By FreeTheBeast
Thumb Let us know...

We'll be awaiting your return. Let us know when you get back. I think we should have a welcoming party. :clap:freaky
Forum: Northeast - Greater Flugistan and home of the carpet baggers. 03-23-2014, 05:04 AM
Replies: 4,504
Views: 233,154
Posted By FreeTheBeast
Cool2 It's begun!

Riding season is upon us. I'm in.



"It's begun!" - a tiny, little snippet from the movie Highlander (1986 (http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0091203/)). I must have watched that movie 100 times. ...
Forum: Northeast - Greater Flugistan and home of the carpet baggers. 03-22-2014, 02:11 PM
Replies: 4,504
Views: 233,154
Posted By FreeTheBeast
Cool2 Oh, boy!!!

Looks great, John.

I got to the seacoast today, too. Only with a few less electronic components...

http://aphillips66.smugmug.com/Motorcycles/1988-BMW-R100GS/i-b4gJtbt/0/L/IMG_2139-L.jpg...
Forum: Northeast - Greater Flugistan and home of the carpet baggers. 03-20-2014, 06:16 PM
Replies: 4,504
Views: 233,154
Posted By FreeTheBeast
Laugh It is time...

Knobbies going on the R100GS on Saturday. :nod
Forum: Northeast - Greater Flugistan and home of the carpet baggers. 03-18-2014, 05:33 AM
Replies: 41,456
Views: 2,299,693
Posted By FreeTheBeast
Persevere

Keep moving, Mike. :thumb
Forum: Northeast - Greater Flugistan and home of the carpet baggers. 03-16-2014, 06:18 AM
Replies: 41,456
Views: 2,299,693
Posted By FreeTheBeast
Thumb Yes you can

You certainly can. Thank you for sharing what you're doing. Inspirational on many levels.
Forum: Racing 03-14-2014, 05:50 PM
Replies: 583
Views: 30,886
Posted By FreeTheBeast
:~)

This is great, J. :~)
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