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Forum: Thumpers 06-10-2014, 12:38 PM
Replies: 23,917
Views: 4,050,295
Posted By osii
used plastics

Is there a market for used plastics? I got a whole set from a drz I parted out. They are all there, just worn and scratched. Do people repaint them? Just trying to decide whether to try to sell...
Forum: Americas 05-29-2014, 09:04 PM
Replies: 190
Views: 15,920
Posted By osii
Found this cleaning out a drawer. Omen?

Found this cleaning out a drawer. Omen?
Forum: Beasts 05-29-2014, 05:52 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 3,421
Posted By osii
GAS is getting even worse now. Gear...

GAS is getting even worse now.

Gear Acquisition Syndrome
Forum: Equipment 05-29-2014, 05:33 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 2,043
Posted By osii
Hanes sells drifit (cool dri) long and short...

Hanes sells drifit (cool dri) long and short sleeve tshirts online at Walmart. I got a bunch. I like them better than my patagonia tops. They're like $7 and $9 each. And they are relaxed fit. ...
Forum: Beasts 05-29-2014, 05:05 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 3,421
Posted By osii
Looking at an oem on the bay for $200. Getting...

Looking at an oem on the bay for $200. Getting very bad GAS.
Forum: Beasts 05-29-2014, 04:11 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 3,421
Posted By osii
How much are those center stands? I miss being...

How much are those center stands? I miss being able to ride to the bike shop and take off the wheel to get a tire change.
Forum: Thumpers 05-29-2014, 03:15 PM
Replies: 23,917
Views: 4,050,295
Posted By osii
Should I trade my Dr-z400e for this? ...

Should I trade my Dr-z400e for this?

http://phoenix.craigslist.org/evl/boa/4475306753.html
Forum: Beasts 05-28-2014, 11:50 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 3,421
Posted By osii
I've had my 07 Wee since it was new. 17k miles. ...

I've had my 07 Wee since it was new. 17k miles. I burned out a clutch and it was only $700 to fix it. And everything had to be replaced. Try doing that on a BMW or KTM. That's the only time it...
Forum: Americas 05-25-2014, 08:46 PM
Replies: 58
Views: 5,748
Posted By osii
It really sounds like there is an opportunity for...

It really sounds like there is an opportunity for some kind of fuel/food/lodging somewhere in that big gap.
Forum: Beasts 05-25-2014, 07:21 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 26,818
Posted By osii
If you have the stock bars, go with stock...

If you have the stock bars, go with stock handguards. Aftermarket guards are designed to work with dirt bike style bars that have a much different bend from the stock "red barron" set up.
Forum: Americas 05-25-2014, 05:51 PM
Replies: 190
Views: 15,920
Posted By osii
Looks like the dollar is a little stronger. that...

Looks like the dollar is a little stronger. that helps even though everything is probably very costly. Finally some good news. Now if only the euro would tank.
Forum: Americas 05-25-2014, 04:55 PM
Replies: 190
Views: 15,920
Posted By osii
I see this is no longer an option.

I see this is no longer an option.
Forum: Americas 05-25-2014, 04:47 PM
Replies: 190
Views: 15,920
Posted By osii
Google shows 405KM (is that correct?) which is...

Google shows 405KM (is that correct?) which is about 250ish miles. Man, even with an IMS 4 gallon tank and an extra gallon I'm cutting it close. Definitely bringing a funnel to fill the 2 liter...
Forum: Americas 05-25-2014, 12:30 PM
Replies: 190
Views: 15,920
Posted By osii
And FYI, a firearm was just for wildlife...

And FYI, a firearm was just for wildlife protection. I'm actually not a firearms fan, but I've been chased away by too many bears and bobcats to not at least consider it.

I have no fear of...
Forum: Americas 05-25-2014, 12:15 PM
Replies: 190
Views: 15,920
Posted By osii
Thanks, What I am worried about is...

Thanks,

What I am worried about is shredding a tire or blowing out a sidewall. I can fix a flat. I'm sure the availability of DL sized tires is a lot better than when I did my mexico trip a...
Forum: Americas 05-25-2014, 11:59 AM
Replies: 190
Views: 15,920
Posted By osii
While it is possible to bring a firearm into...

While it is possible to bring a firearm into Canada, you have to get province by province approval. And since I would be traveling through about 5 provinces, it's going to be too much of a PITA. ...
Forum: Americas 05-25-2014, 10:26 AM
Replies: 190
Views: 15,920
Posted By osii
Just bring some dank weed and ammunition.

Just bring some dank weed and ammunition.
Forum: Americas 05-24-2014, 11:28 AM
Replies: 190
Views: 15,920
Posted By osii
I'm thinking of doing this ride this July or...

I'm thinking of doing this ride this July or August.

Couple questions . . .

Which bike would work better? DL650 or Dr-z400e? Both bikes are running Shinko 705's. If I get a flat are there...
Forum: Equipment 02-06-2013, 05:45 PM
Replies: 57
Views: 4,701
Posted By osii
I forgot to mention that I would have bought a...

I forgot to mention that I would have bought a Nexus 10 without hesitation if I could have gotten a cash refund from BB or if I could have bought one from BB. I've had such a positive experience...
Forum: Equipment 02-06-2013, 01:59 PM
Replies: 57
Views: 4,701
Posted By osii
Nexus 7 & TF700

I recently went on an electronics buying spree. First I bought Nexus 7 16gb from Google for $250. I also bought a HP G6 windows 7 and a G7 windows 8.

No complaints on the nexus 7 . I could...
Forum: Beasts 03-23-2012, 05:39 PM
Replies: 522
Views: 444,317
Posted By osii
I put some soft panniers up front and it took a...

I put some soft panniers up front and it took a lot of the buffeting away. I would say try front panniers before spending a ton on windshields that don't work.
Forum: West – California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 01-03-2012, 07:58 PM
Replies: 9,609
Views: 842,966
Posted By osii
I think there was a rider fatality at 75th Ave &...

I think there was a rider fatality at 75th Ave & Missouri. A block away.
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 12-13-2011, 10:39 AM
Replies: 257
Views: 23,579
Posted By osii
It's actually called attempted murder.

It's actually called attempted murder.
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 12-13-2011, 10:38 AM
Replies: 257
Views: 23,579
Posted By osii
I "filter" constantly at stop lights. ...

I "filter" constantly at stop lights.

Never gotten a second look from law enforcement.

It's simply the safest thing to do on a motorcycle. Just ask the dozens of motorcycle patrol riders...
Forum: Americas 11-05-2011, 12:40 PM
Replies: 82
Views: 9,628
Posted By osii
the things you learn on ADV

the things you learn on ADV
Forum: Americas 10-05-2011, 06:31 PM
Replies: 82
Views: 9,628
Posted By osii
I believe any hardware store can adequately arm...

I believe any hardware store can adequately arm just about about anyone. All it took was some box cutters to completely transform this country into what it is nowadays.
Forum: Equipment 10-05-2011, 04:38 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 4,853
Posted By osii
FWIW The "good" stuff falls off your bike,...

FWIW

The "good" stuff falls off your bike, catches fire, gets lost, and wears out just like the cheap stuff. Only when your cheapo camp chair falls off your bike it's only $6 compared to $80 for...
Forum: Equipment 10-05-2011, 03:04 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 4,853
Posted By osii
I'm old (and fat) and don't like sleeping on the...

I'm old (and fat) and don't like sleeping on the ground anymore. I camp with a cot. I also rigged up some tent poles to my cot and use my M/C cover as a quicky tent if the weather gets bad.
Forum: Americas 10-05-2011, 12:44 PM
Replies: 82
Views: 9,628
Posted By osii
a winning smile and a melon baller

a winning smile and a melon baller
Forum: GS Boxers 09-29-2011, 11:29 PM
Replies: 91
Views: 7,414
Posted By osii
Yes and No. If I never took it off road and...

Yes and No.

If I never took it off road and only used it on very long trips, then I would get another GS. They are the greatest long distance pavement bikes ever made.

They are also the worse...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 08-02-2011, 01:33 AM
Replies: 210
Views: 26,679
Posted By osii
Let me make this simple for ya. If I live in...

Let me make this simple for ya.

If I live in Phoenix (or Richmond or Boston or Portland or Pragg) then it stands to reason that I will drive mostly around Phoenix. So the probability that I would...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 08-01-2011, 11:23 PM
Replies: 210
Views: 26,679
Posted By osii
That's the most useless statistic in the world. ...

That's the most useless statistic in the world. Of course all accidents happen close to home. Where do you drive? Mongolia? Wouldn't it be strange if most accidents happened 500 miles away from...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 07-18-2011, 03:01 AM
Replies: 100
Views: 6,644
Posted By osii
Hate to say this, but this appears to be another...

Hate to say this, but this appears to be another example of a new rider taking to the street with zero time on a motorcycle. People who don't spend a year or two in the dirt on something small that...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 06-11-2011, 11:09 PM
Replies: 62
Views: 3,868
Posted By osii
+42

+42
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 06-11-2011, 02:56 AM
Replies: 62
Views: 3,868
Posted By osii
one of those super motards is just the trick for...

one of those super motards is just the trick for a boy like you. Big enough to get you there and small and nimble enough not to get you into too much trouble. And it will keep passengers away until...
Forum: GS Boxers 06-07-2011, 06:29 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 2,860
Posted By osii
2001 1150 GS Purchase - What to Look For? A...

2001 1150 GS Purchase - What to Look For?

A 2012 V-Strom
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 05-29-2011, 11:02 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 2,146
Posted By osii
Absolutely no disrespect intended. But can 7...

Absolutely no disrespect intended. But can 7 miles and never going over 25mph actually be considered a ride? That's the very definition of a parade.

Can't they handle something from Gettysburg...
Forum: Equipment 05-23-2011, 03:21 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 677
Posted By osii
babywipes and credit cards

babywipes and credit cards
Forum: GS Boxers 05-20-2011, 07:54 PM
Replies: 118
Views: 18,171
Posted By osii
you won't miss the hernias or the groin pulls...

you won't miss the hernias or the groin pulls either:huh
Forum: GS Boxers 05-20-2011, 07:52 PM
Replies: 118
Views: 18,171
Posted By osii
I agree wholeheartedly with the OP. Once I...

I agree wholeheartedly with the OP. Once I finally had two nickels to rub together I had to get a BMW. I had to get two!!

I found the bikes to be way overvalued for what they are. And...
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