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Forum: Epic Ride Reports 05-25-2014, 04:50 PM
Replies: 186
Views: 51,731
Posted By OldManDragon
A Tale of Sacred Friendship...

A Trusty Comrade is always of use, and a Chronicler still more so...
Sir Arthur Ignatius Conan Doyle

Thank You Dave for Sharing your Life with us.
Forum: Battle Scooters 11-23-2013, 04:44 PM
Replies: 62
Views: 14,943
Posted By OldManDragon
Waiting...

Bump... Still hoping to see the finished bike!
Forum: The Perfect Line and Other Riding Myths 02-28-2013, 02:30 PM
Replies: 68
Views: 4,699
Posted By OldManDragon
It's a Never Ending Story...

This topic would lend itself to a book-length story... I can't remember any of my family who rode, I had never realized that I was the first rider in the family! but I'm definitely not the last...
Forum: Photos 10-08-2010, 06:31 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 2,603
Posted By OldManDragon
This is one good looking bike! Timeless Style...

This is one good looking bike! Timeless Style...
Forum: The Perfect Line and Other Riding Myths 05-25-2010, 09:14 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 2,676
Posted By OldManDragon
It's not always a cage that can get you...

Last year on my 40 mile one way commute to work I was riding through some bad weather. Very high winds, possible tornados, rain, hail, etc. I was riding down a small 2-lane blacktop road on the GS...
Forum: GS Boxers 04-13-2010, 09:02 AM
Replies: 67
Views: 5,742
Posted By OldManDragon
I looked on my 2001 GS, on the bottom of the...

I looked on my 2001 GS, on the bottom of the trans, immediately beneath the normal drain plug, it has a large allen head plug - much bigger than the normal trans drain or filler plugs. Don't know...
Forum: Epic Ride Reports 03-22-2010, 07:45 AM
Replies: 1,585
Views: 1,237,966
Posted By OldManDragon
Doug, I've followed your journey from the...

Doug, I've followed your journey from the beginning and enjoyed it. I couldn't understand much of the Host's dialog, but the Interpreter's body language seemed to tell a different story about their...
Forum: Epic Ride Reports 02-04-2010, 07:38 AM
Replies: 84
Views: 21,381
Posted By OldManDragon
A great ride report thru a desolate area! Thanks!

A great ride report thru a desolate area! Thanks!
Forum: Epic Ride Reports 01-07-2010, 05:35 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 5,468
Posted By OldManDragon
I say "More Power To Her!" I hope she finds a...

I say "More Power To Her!" I hope she finds a perfect riding partner. She loves to ride and is willing to pay the price... Something we all do in our own way.
Forum: GPS 101 - Which GPS For Me 11-16-2009, 09:11 AM
Replies: 1,061
Views: 297,649
Posted By OldManDragon
Looking for a deal...

I'd like to add a GPS to my 2001 GS. I was thinking about a Garmin Zumo, and hoping that there might be some good prices during the Day after Thanksgiving Day sales. Does anyone know where the best...
Forum: GS Boxers 07-07-2009, 09:53 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 517
Posted By OldManDragon
Shaking Lights, RID, W/S, Beak, Etc. on GS

My 2001 GS (86,000 mi.) has a recurring issue which is annoying. When I ride on bumpy roads/terrain everything up front shakes with each bump. This is most noticable to me at night using low beam or...
Forum: Epic Ride Reports 06-09-2009, 09:45 AM
Replies: 74
Views: 6,480
Posted By OldManDragon
Fantastic! Glad to see another of your ride...

Fantastic! Glad to see another of your ride reports beginning! And you still have your Redhead on Back too! Great, can't wait to read this one... Too bad you aren't travelling thru the Gracious...
Forum: Old's Cool 02-05-2009, 01:25 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 10,767
Posted By OldManDragon
+1 on the Vacuum Leak. Having had that many...

+1 on the Vacuum Leak. Having had that many qualified people go through the carbs, and you said it runs good going down the road, then there is not much else it could be! It may be messy, but squirt...
Forum: Epic Ride Reports 01-30-2009, 05:39 AM
Replies: 1,363
Views: 549,667
Posted By OldManDragon
Tom & Heidi, Still enjoying these pictures! I've...

Tom & Heidi, Still enjoying these pictures! I've got a question - What are those 3 round things which are hanging behind you in the first picture on Page #1009 ? Keep 'em coming! Thanks!
Forum: The Perfect Line and Other Riding Myths 01-26-2009, 01:07 PM
Replies: 57
Views: 3,220
Posted By OldManDragon
I've felt the same uneasy feelings on my BMW...

I've felt the same uneasy feelings on my BMW going into left turns, can't find anything wrong with the bike, but I haven't noticed that feeling/tendency on others...
Forum: Epic Ride Reports 01-23-2009, 07:41 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 4,298
Posted By OldManDragon
While they won't let you kick the tires, They...

While they won't let you kick the tires, They will be glad to sell you a new Barber T-Shirt dyed a nice medium brown with genuine Used Motor Oil from some of those bikes which they ride on the...
Forum: The Perfect Line and Other Riding Myths 01-21-2009, 12:52 PM
Replies: 55
Views: 3,741
Posted By OldManDragon
I am eargerly reading this thread, I've wanted to...

I am eargerly reading this thread, I've wanted to talk to some other riders who ride in the cold about what they use, but unfortunately I don't know any. I've got a 40 mile commute one way (about 45...
Forum: The Perfect Line and Other Riding Myths 01-16-2009, 09:16 AM
Replies: 972
Views: 88,775
Posted By OldManDragon
FWIW, I vote to make it legal everywhere in the...

FWIW, I vote to make it legal everywhere in the US. We can start here in Georgia!
Forum: Epic Ride Reports 12-31-2008, 08:23 AM
Replies: 1,363
Views: 549,667
Posted By OldManDragon
The ‘No Return Ticket’ adventure takes a big...

The ‘No Return Ticket’ adventure takes a big turn:
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Forum: The Garage 11-20-2008, 01:17 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 21,716
Posted By OldManDragon
Where to buy 100% REAL Gasoline?

Are there any places to buy real 100% Gasoline in the U.S.? Particularly in the Southeastern US? I miss the better milage, performance, etc. Where can we find it? How much does it cost? Is AVGAS an...
Forum: The Garage 07-18-2008, 09:53 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 2,628
Posted By OldManDragon
This is a great post. I appreciate all the tips...

This is a great post. I appreciate all the tips and the time it took to do this. I've done my own tire work for years... the hardest thing for me is unseating the bead on tubeless tires, like on my...
Forum: Epic Ride Reports 06-10-2008, 12:57 PM
Replies: 73
Views: 17,923
Posted By OldManDragon
I really enjoyed this report, I guess I missed it...

I really enjoyed this report, I guess I missed it last year...

A great adventure!
Forum: Epic Ride Reports 05-30-2008, 09:51 AM
Replies: 1,363
Views: 549,667
Posted By OldManDragon
I hate to say it, but I think he needs a can of...

I hate to say it, but I think he needs a can of spray paint for those new shoes! :rofl:rofl:rofl

Great Report, keep it coming!!!
Forum: GS Boxers 05-20-2008, 07:14 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 3,833
Posted By OldManDragon
"The dash shook alot on rough back roads." I...

"The dash shook alot on rough back roads."

I thought mine was the only one that did this... Haven't found anything loose yet either...


My 2001 GS is my first BMW and I can definately relate...
Forum: Epic Ride Reports 05-16-2008, 06:07 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 855
Posted By OldManDragon
Yeah! This should be a Good One! :thumbup

Yeah! This should be a Good One! :thumbup
Forum: GS Boxers 05-15-2008, 12:40 PM
Replies: 66
Views: 7,027
Posted By OldManDragon
On my first set which got 13,000 miles, the front...

On my first set which got 13,000 miles, the front tire was cupped, and the rear was into the wear indicator. My current set of Tourances will have 11,000 miles this weekend, the front is wearing...
Forum: GS Boxers 05-14-2008, 09:56 AM
Replies: 66
Views: 7,027
Posted By OldManDragon
My GS Needs Some New Tires

My 2001 GS needs new tires, and once again I'm asking the experts here at ADVRider for advice! I've used 2 sets of Metzler Tourances with good results. 13,000 on the first, and expect 11,000 on the...
Forum: Thumpers 05-13-2008, 10:13 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 5,997
Posted By OldManDragon
Thumb Got a '75 XL250 right now, even as we speak......

Got a '75 XL250 right now, even as we speak... 5,600 miles. We've had many other bikes over the years, but for some reason this one has stayed. It is underpowered, but it is also dependable. Our 13...
Forum: GS Boxers 01-18-2008, 08:27 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 810
Posted By OldManDragon
ABS Function/Theory

I have a question of the Function and Theory of ABS. I own a 2001 GS with ABS, it works fine, there are no problems with it.

BUT... On a recent commute when it was snowing, I crossed an icy patch...
Forum: Mapping & Navigation 01-18-2008, 08:00 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 3,292
Posted By OldManDragon
Cry Amen to the above quote of Dave-950....

Amen to the above quote of Dave-950. Protectionisms are short term nonsolutions. Make it good, then make it better. That's life.

Reminds me of a Science Fiction story I read a long time ago,...
Forum: Epic Ride Reports 01-10-2008, 07:51 AM
Replies: 913
Views: 263,210
Posted By OldManDragon
Thumb And, at some level, the question always comes...

And, at some level, the question always comes back to something very simple: why? Why were we doing this, when we knew we had no hope of winning?

As I rode along, I realized the dichotomy- yes,...
Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 01-08-2008, 08:20 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,863
Posted By OldManDragon
That brings back memories of my 1967...

That brings back memories of my 1967 Bonneville... tickle one Amal, usually the right side, roll it to top of the stroke, leap for the sky with leg bent, then come down hard and fast extending the...
Forum: Equipment 01-08-2008, 07:28 AM
Replies: 47
Views: 4,077
Posted By OldManDragon
I stopped by after work and got one too! It looks...

I stopped by after work and got one too! It looks great, nice case to keep it organized, multiple 12V connectors, even a pressure guage is included (not sure about it's accuracy though). Be sure that...
Forum: Epic Ride Reports 12-31-2007, 10:38 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 3,958
Posted By OldManDragon
I have enjoyed these local history reports. ...

I have enjoyed these local history reports.

FYI/FWIW, Bluffton Alabama, between Rock Run, Ala. and Cedartown, Ga. at the western foot of FlagPole / Indian Mtn, was another Iron Ore mining area,...
Forum: GS Boxers 11-07-2007, 12:47 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 917
Posted By OldManDragon
Odyssey all the way!

I replaced mine with an Odyssey back in May, best thing I could have done! They were the best recommended brand on this site, and I agree. You made a good choice!
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 11-06-2007, 10:59 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,505
Posted By OldManDragon
A KTM Dealer in my neighborhood...

Let me begin by saying that I am in no way connected with the business I'm telling about below, I didn't even know they existed until last Saturday...

I needed new rear brake pads for my BMW GS so...
Forum: Epic Ride Reports 10-24-2007, 12:00 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 6,941
Posted By OldManDragon
Another great report. I do enjoy the Then and Now...

Another great report. I do enjoy the Then and Now shots! In the picture of the lake, leaving San Ignacio headed toward Santa Rosalia, is the mountain in the background an old volcano? Keep up the...
Forum: Equipment 10-22-2007, 06:26 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 630
Posted By OldManDragon
Where to buy Tourance Tires?

My GS needs new tires. I found a web site, MX Dirt Rider, which has good advertised prices. Has anyone done business with these people? Comments? Where do you buy yours? Thanks.
Forum: Equipment 10-22-2007, 06:23 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,034
Posted By OldManDragon
Where to buy Tourance Tires?

My GS needs some new tires. I found a site on the web called MX Dirt Rider which has good prices advertised. Has any one purchased from these people? Any comments? Where do you buy yours? I live in...
Forum: Epic Ride Reports 10-17-2007, 11:13 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,642
Posted By OldManDragon
A great report. I've wondered about the NTP but...

A great report. I've wondered about the NTP but have never been to it yet. You convinced me.
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