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fddriver2

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  1. fddriver2

    My day in pictures

    Weekends in the South Florida winter. We get our collective a$$es kicked all summer so when the weather breaks here (cools off) If it's even remotely nice we're riding
  2. fddriver2

    My day in pictures

    The Bike on the left is a Speed Triple and the Bike on the right is a Dragster RR. My buddies Mark and Fergie. Between them they have 9 bikes. 😎
  3. You don't know what you're missing.... http://www.peopleofwalmart.com/
  4. fddriver2

    seasoned greetings to all here...

    @wordsmith Middle???? 🤣 Merry Christmas to you and your family!
  5. fddriver2

    The Photo Game Thread

    OK. I do have an ace up my sleeve though. 😈
  6. @Cruizin  The site looks good. Gonna take some getting used to.  I'm sure we'll all get it figured out...… Eventually. 😎

    1. wordsmith

      wordsmith

      The key word here is 'eventually'.   It all looks a bit too busy for me , a noted sceptic of all things digital.   There's gonna be a lot of suck-it-and-see going on here for quite some time, I think.   Some guidance on some of the simpler frequently-used tasks might help.   Not carping, just commenting...

  7. fddriver2

    The Photo Game Thread

    Maybe time to change the challenge?
  8. fddriver2

    Stabilizing Your Fuel

    Lolololol. They don't understand. They've not faced a West Texas or South Florida summer. ;-|
  9. fddriver2

    Good morning

    Some pictures from this morning's ride.
  10. "+ MC Cruise Control $1,100" Yamaha MT-09 Tracer / FJ-09 (NEW Throttle-by-Wire MCCruise) - including 2017 model $654.00 AUD Excuse me?
  11. 78 and sunny here both days this weekend! I’m already working on the apology speech to my wife for being an absentee husband... Better to ask for forgiveness than to ask for permission. Just saying. Of course. I live in South Florida, USA. Where it's perfect for riding now. Finally!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
  12. fddriver2

    NOT ALL TRACERS ARE CREATED EQUAL...

    identical practice here...Double dog dittos here. I drop in, usually over my morning coffee, and run the "Recent Posts". If something catches my eye I will comment or post a link. Sometimes it is inappropriate to the sub-form. People are fallible. Especially first thing in the morning without the necessary amount of caffeine to make good decisions.
  13. fddriver2

    Tracer Germany

    Interesting exhaust. What's the story behind it?
  14. fddriver2

    Last sunday

    Just rode around to no place in particular
  15. fddriver2

    Packing the standard panniers

    I just don't carry all that much around. Around town I have a Givi XS313 XStream 20L Tail Bag tail bag permanently attached to a Yamaha luggage rack. If it's a long day trip, figure dawn to dusk or more, in excess of 250 miles. I put a Cortech Super 2.0 12-Liter Magnetic Tank Bag on. With the tail bag. On long trips with known laundry options I carry the tank and tail bags with Maintenance items in the side cases. Side case items are Tire plug kit, tire inflator, tire pressure gauge, Chain lube and cleaner. I have carried around the tools to adjust chain tension for years and NEVER used them for trips up to 3,500+ miles. I leave the side cases on the bike overnight in situations I consider safe. Everything I use overnight is in an Endurostan 32l drybag with "extras" in water-resistant stuff sacks in the side cases. "Extras" Are weather dependent. Cold = more cold stuff. Hot = Shorts, sandals and underwear. I know this is beyond the scope of "are they water-tight" theme, but look at you gear with a severely critical eye. What can you "really" not do without? Focus on what you need, not what you would like to have. As always. YMMV
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