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Forum: Australia 11-21-2014, 11:44 AM
Replies: 612
Views: 31,413
Posted By manybike
Lost revenue ? whatever the activist/alarmists...

Lost revenue ? whatever the activist/alarmists attack....the government will immediately tax it to the nuts and in turn give a cut back to the activist group who in turn uses the money to attack...
Forum: Australia 11-20-2014, 04:01 PM
Replies: 612
Views: 31,413
Posted By manybike
Hard to tell anymore since smoking in public...

Hard to tell anymore since smoking in public places has more or less been eliminated.
Forum: Australia 11-20-2014, 10:22 AM
Replies: 612
Views: 31,413
Posted By manybike
What I have bought with my smoke money in the...

What I have bought with my smoke money in the last two years:

1. 08 WR250X with an extra set of 21/18 inch off road rims and tires.
2. Airbag vest (these are the future)
3. 1992 BMW R100GS
4. ...
Forum: Australia 11-19-2014, 03:41 PM
Replies: 612
Views: 31,413
Posted By manybike
Well, just thought I would keep the thread alive....

Well, just thought I would keep the thread alive.

This Friday is my 2 year anniversary !!
2 years since I quit smoking on Nov/21 2012.

Celebrating with a Cigar would probably be a bad idea so...
Forum: Trip Planning 11-14-2014, 01:52 PM
Replies: 197
Views: 27,182
Posted By manybike
Sorry to hear about your friend. I know what you...

Sorry to hear about your friend. I know what you mean though.
Both of my close riding buddies are out..maybe for good. One has stage 4 cancer and the other just had a stroke. Late fifties and early...
Forum: Trip Planning 11-11-2014, 05:02 PM
Replies: 197
Views: 27,182
Posted By manybike
I was also given a wise saying many years ago. ...

I was also given a wise saying many years ago.

"when you leave a job it is like taking your hand out of a bucket of water"

Note that this is from the view point of the company you work for. No...
Forum: The Rockies It's all downhill from here... 11-10-2014, 10:54 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 541
Posted By manybike
Mac Thanks for the info. Looks like I am...

Mac

Thanks for the info. Looks like I am better off just registering in AZ as I will actually have a legit address in that state (apartment lease).
No real advantage to doing it in CO.

Thanks...
Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 11-09-2014, 07:41 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 339
Posted By manybike
it is a 1992 BMW R100GS. I intend to use it on...

it is a 1992 BMW R100GS. I intend to use it on the street, maybe bulldog canyon or similar back road runs etc.
It was purchased used from a private seller.
Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 11-08-2014, 10:42 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 339
Posted By manybike
Registering a bike in AZ

Bought a bike in CO and will be registering it in AZ.
I am a (pesky) Canadian and will be in AZ for about 3 months.

So..I will have the title and a bill of sale. I will also have insurance on it....
Forum: The Rockies It's all downhill from here... 11-08-2014, 10:27 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 541
Posted By manybike
Well, I will be living in AZ for about 3 months. ...

Well, I will be living in AZ for about 3 months.
I have leased an apartment and will have a residential address.(I have done this a number of times)

I know several other Canadians who have bought...
Forum: The Rockies It's all downhill from here... 11-07-2014, 12:41 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 541
Posted By manybike
How to register bike in CO

I bought a bike in Denver which I will be picking up next month.
I will be trailering the bike to Phoenix AZ.

Anyway...I am not a permanent resident of either State (from Canada) but will be...
Forum: Americas 11-07-2014, 10:45 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,069
Posted By manybike
I'll still do a "drive" report...not really...

I'll still do a "drive" report...not really exciting but hey, better than nothing!
Forum: Australia 11-06-2014, 09:49 PM
Replies: 612
Views: 31,413
Posted By manybike
Don't know what to say John. Tough going for the...

Don't know what to say John. Tough going for the both of you. Hope better times are ahead.
Forum: Americas 11-06-2014, 05:06 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,069
Posted By manybike
Of course...I could always do the ride and...

Of course...I could always do the ride and document the journey much to the delight of the ADV group.
The worse the weather, and the cold..the more accolades of praise...hmmm... then again, like De...
Forum: Americas 11-05-2014, 10:29 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,069
Posted By manybike
I will be in the Phoenix area for a month or so...

I will be in the Phoenix area for a month or so to do some riding so I will need my truck down there anyway.
I will enjoy the bike!
The R100GS is not exactly high tech but it should do okay on...
Forum: Americas 11-05-2014, 10:13 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,069
Posted By manybike
Thanks for the info. I am comparing shipping...

Thanks for the info. I am comparing shipping rates with the cost of doing the extra drive myself (with my bike trailer)
Pretty close to a wash cost wise. It is the extra two-three days that I am...
Forum: Trip Planning 11-04-2014, 07:12 PM
Replies: 197
Views: 27,182
Posted By manybike
Very smart for someone your age...and you are...

Very smart for someone your age...and you are totally correct..not many have your outlook or wisdom. You will truly be a free man.
Debt brings nothing but misery...and...never forget...every penny...
Forum: Trip Planning 11-04-2014, 01:47 PM
Replies: 197
Views: 27,182
Posted By manybike
Yep, +1 on that. Not unusual to see $80k worth...

Yep, +1 on that.
Not unusual to see $80k worth of vehicles parked in a driveway...all of it financed to the nuts. I feel for my children...everything from the TV, house, house contents to what sits...
Forum: Americas 11-02-2014, 06:38 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,069
Posted By manybike
Thanks for the info. I have always traveled on...

Thanks for the info.
I have always traveled on the west side of the Rockies so I wasn't that familiar with Denver south.

Looks like I either have the bike shipped or I take an extra couple of...
Forum: Trip Planning 11-02-2014, 06:11 PM
Replies: 197
Views: 27,182
Posted By manybike
Giving up your supervisory role was the smartest...

Giving up your supervisory role was the smartest move you could ever make. I spent 21 years with the label Manager after my name.
I made less money (no overtime) was not allowed to accrue sick time...
Forum: Trip Planning 11-01-2014, 07:06 PM
Replies: 197
Views: 27,182
Posted By manybike
The more money you make..the less likely it...

The more money you make..the less likely it becomes that you will ever retire or take time off to do your big trip.
Sound strange?...it is...but often (but not always) true.

If in your working...
Forum: Americas 11-01-2014, 06:12 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,069
Posted By manybike
Yep, that's what I thought. Looks like I will...

Yep, that's what I thought.
Looks like I will ship or drive the truck over and pick it up.

It's crossing those pesky Rocky Mountains that make it difficult.
Forum: Americas 11-01-2014, 04:56 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,069
Posted By manybike
Denver to Phoenix in December

Bought a bike in Denver and am thinking riding it to Phoenix in mid-December.
If you are wondering why I ask it is because I live in Canada but will be in Phoenix first week of December and would...
Forum: Beasts 10-24-2014, 12:10 PM
Replies: 526
Views: 57,978
Posted By manybike
I agree Kenda At $13K the Super T is a lot...

I agree Kenda

At $13K the Super T is a lot cheaper than the 1200GS.
I might get flamed here but the maintenance costs on the T would be lower also.
If I was a "one bike" kind of person the Super...
Forum: Beasts 10-24-2014, 09:52 AM
Replies: 526
Views: 57,978
Posted By manybike
I'm with you on that one. I have a Honda ST1300,...

I'm with you on that one. I have a Honda ST1300, WR250x, 650 Versys and a R100GS....all of them added up are close to the OTD price of one Super T.
Plus, I don't get it with the continual move to...
Forum: Airheads 10-19-2014, 09:05 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,049
Posted By manybike
OMG bought a R100GS

Bought a R100GS with incomplete maintenance records...sight unseen.

Okay...I do occasionally drink too much. But I do know the seller (not his original bike)

Anyway..40k miles...
Pics look...
Forum: Ride reports 10-10-2014, 01:07 PM
Replies: 556
Views: 134,885
Posted By manybike
Back on topic......I must say that this is the...

Back on topic......I must say that this is the best un-ride report I have ever read.
Laughed by bag off at many of the posts.
Very well done.
Forum: Ride reports 10-10-2014, 11:24 AM
Replies: 556
Views: 134,885
Posted By manybike
I know we are getting off topic but...I have to...

I know we are getting off topic but...I have to agree with you dedave. I do not own a HD due I am not into cruisers, but my brother rides HD.
You are bang on when you say they know how to treat a...
Forum: Ride reports 10-09-2014, 03:49 PM
Replies: 556
Views: 134,885
Posted By manybike
Thanks Yellowknife I also live in Canada and am...

Thanks Yellowknife
I also live in Canada and am watching with interest.
I used to have a 650 Dakar. Great bike and I really had no issues with it in 60k km of riding.
However...the water pumps on...
Forum: Ride reports 10-09-2014, 01:08 PM
Replies: 556
Views: 134,885
Posted By manybike
Wow..you got a job with a bike shop in Antarctica...

Wow..you got a job with a bike shop in Antarctica !:lol3
Great thread by the way. I have owned 6 different BMW's with no huge issues but you do have to be diligent on your maintenance. My Versys on...
Forum: Ridiculous streetbikes with 6 CPUs and too much horsepower (1050/1190/1290cc) 10-07-2014, 11:19 PM
Replies: 57
Views: 18,095
Posted By manybike
Reviving an old thread I went Jap two years...

Reviving an old thread

I went Jap two years ago...what has it cost me?....oil changes.

Do I miss my Duc and my BMW...yes...very much so.

However....I still ride and am having a blast at way...
Forum: Equipment 10-07-2014, 09:13 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 2,017
Posted By manybike
In a humid climate...thats pretty dang cold !

In a humid climate...thats pretty dang cold !
Forum: Equipment 10-07-2014, 07:46 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 2,017
Posted By manybike
I had a Shorai in my 650 Dakar. Went for two...

I had a Shorai in my 650 Dakar.
Went for two years with no issues. Sold the bike with the Shorai in it and am actually regretting doing that.

Cold temps? I live in Canada and it cranked my 650...
Forum: Equipment 10-07-2014, 12:29 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 5,986
Posted By manybike
The PO of my bike must have done the gearing...

The PO of my bike must have done the gearing change as mine sits at 6k at 80 mph.
I have been on the Versys site, it is refreshing to have a bike with no major maintenance issues. So far I have...
Forum: Equipment 10-06-2014, 07:54 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 5,986
Posted By manybike
I hear ya. I did wear the helmet in the store...

I hear ya.
I did wear the helmet in the store for about 20 minutes. It is actually comfortable for about an hour then it begins to hurt.

I was working on it today with the rounded end of a screw...
Forum: Equipment 10-06-2014, 01:24 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 5,986
Posted By manybike
Reviving an old thread here. I am also having...

Reviving an old thread here.
I am also having trouble breaking the helmet in. After about 2 hours it feels like someone is boring a hole in my forehead...very uncomfortable.

The helmet is fairly...
Forum: Airheads 10-05-2014, 10:45 PM
Replies: 321
Views: 73,074
Posted By manybike
very nice PD. I just bought a 92 R100GS. Will...

very nice PD.
I just bought a 92 R100GS. Will post photos when I get it.
Forum: Airheads 09-24-2014, 11:35 AM
Replies: 188
Views: 34,171
Posted By manybike
Not real familiar with old airheads...but...what...

Not real familiar with old airheads...but...what is holding up the seat on this bike??
Forum: Ride reports 09-17-2014, 03:22 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 2,147
Posted By manybike
Looks like a fairly eclectic group in the photo. ...

Looks like a fairly eclectic group in the photo.
Is that a Ural side car rig in the group?
Forum: Ride reports 09-16-2014, 11:02 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 2,147
Posted By manybike
:lurk Still subscribed. Sold my 650 Dakar...

:lurk

Still subscribed.
Sold my 650 Dakar and bought a Versys this summer....plan to use my WR250X as my off roader but plan to do some back road dirt type riding on the Versys...or my newly...
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