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Old 01-20-2013, 09:33 AM   #91
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I had a couple of friends who asked me what they should do about outfitting themselves for a trip to Alaska. I gave them some suggestions, and decided to do a bit-o-looking myself, as that was the sort of thing that I might like to try. I remember Googling "Alaska motorcycle trip" or some such thing and stumbled on this place. Glad I did, too, as I've learned a shitload of stuff, and met a few people who will be friends for life.
We've got a very good thing going here.

Thanks Baldy!!!
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Old 01-20-2013, 10:38 AM   #92
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Can't quite remember, but it was a google when I was looking for a BMW F650 and some trip reports came up. Trip reports, baby.
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Old 01-20-2013, 01:34 PM   #93
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I used to use the Hubb a fair bit for researching my trips.

As I recall, after crossing Tibet on my Hotian 150cc, I was looking for a bike for my upcoming S. America trip. I wanted a bike like a BMW GS that was more reliable and cheap to maintain (ie: a Japanese bike). On the hubb, I found out about the Transalp and the Yamaha XT 660. I then typed all these bikes into the google and up came the beasts forum. I lurked awhile and then joined soon after.
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Old 01-23-2013, 04:12 PM   #94
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Doing some research on GPS systems at work (big stuff, not the run-of-the-mill consumer level receivers, i'm talking about a big rack mounted system capable of extremely precise timing) and wondered why a motorcycle forum kept popping up in the search results.

This wasn't long after I bought my KTM... started looking around and realized the people here do exactly the kind of riding I bought the bike for. And oddly, it pointed me in the direction for the GPS questions I originally had.
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Old 01-24-2013, 12:31 PM   #95
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A couple of my co-workers invited me to Death Valley Daze a few years ago. At night, all the drunken FF's would yell ARrrrrrrrrrrrr! back and forth across the Furnace Creek campground. I asked what it was, and was told it was an online group of some sort. Searching the net for info about my bike, I repeatedly ran across advrider.com as the best source of info. I've been hooked ever since.
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Old 01-24-2013, 12:39 PM   #96
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Actually, that was taunting between rival gangs of of Panhead Pirates vs Flathead Pirates...

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Old 01-24-2013, 01:47 PM   #97
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I followed a link on ThumperTalk and had seen the site a few times. Then, I bought me a used BMW K1200rs and started coming here regularly.

Now, I have 5 bikes and have apparently caught the virus thats going around here. My garage looks like a bikeshop and I have dreams of making it look like a sterile, bike surgery museum/man-cave.

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Old 01-24-2013, 02:37 PM   #98
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Actually, that was taunting between rival gangs of of Panhead Pirates vs Flathead Pirates...

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There was a guy there with an HD v-twin in a dual sport frame...
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Old 01-27-2013, 09:30 PM   #99
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Was over on BMWLT and was intrigued by all the polly pissy pants who got sand in their manginas over the rude behaviour on jomomma.

Figgered I better have a look.
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Old 01-29-2013, 12:34 AM   #100
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Thumb Looking for info on a specific bike..

I ran across this while doing some on-line research for my next bike. There was a link to a thread here and now I'm hooked. I've seen the decals for a few years and always wondered what they meant. I never knew there was a site for this type of riding. Great stuff in my book.
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Old 01-31-2013, 02:05 PM   #101
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After I bought my now departed R80 G/S back in 2001 the parts manager at my local BMW dealership who I had become friendly with told me about this site and suggested I check it out to learn more about my R80.

That has been 12 years and I still haven't been kicked out!

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Old 01-31-2013, 07:17 PM   #102
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A guy on another motorcycle forum posted a bunch of pics of those crazy Weber boys riding Harleys with car tires up in some Colorado mountains.

I then researched the Weber boys a bit more and it led me here

And that is all she wrote

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Old 02-04-2013, 01:03 PM   #103
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I hate to admit it, but I blame Ewan and Charlie. I was off work a couple of months with a broken arm from mountain biking and a friend lent me the Long Way Round DVD set. It didn't take me long to find ADV afterwards.

As much as we love to make fun of their crew-supported journey, I know it fired up the imagination of at least this guy. And they, like Adventure Rider, inspired me to travel the world too. For that, I'm grateful. Thanks all!
YOU ARE NOT ALONE MY FRIEND , cought a few episodes of the LWD series on the TV and then bought the whole DVD series, and searching for trips like theirs on the web came to this site.... and thanks to them and this site I got my first bike and started planing some trips already
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