ADV Rider Problems

Discussion in 'Mos Eisleys Space Bar' started by Backdraft, Nov 18, 2015.

  1. Backdraft

    Backdraft Active Member

    Hey there gang, is it only me having problems with the advrider site?

    When I click on any links I get a pop up to download a file.

    I have tried accessing from laptop, mobile phone and a tablet with the same results.
     
  2. fortech

    fortech Active Member

    Seems to be working as usual for me? :confused:
     
  3. murph

    murph Well-Known Member

    Happened to me today for a while but is back to normal now.
     
  4. Backdraft

    Backdraft Active Member

    Working now...must have been a brain fart in their side...

    How's the riding on the rock going.

    Stupid riders over here in Doha! Drive like they own the road. Not seeing much for 'nice' bikes, mostly little delivery 250cc bikes.
     
  5. Trash

    Trash Active Member

    I can't speak for the gang on the rock, but it is snowing and 29 degrees F. up here in Northern Wisconsin right now.
    Not too much riding going on....but never a bad time to talk about riding!
     
  6. Wayne

    Wayne Well-Known Member

    The Rock might see some riding weather this weekend :eek:
     
  7. Trash

    Trash Active Member

    What does it cost to buy a house out there?
    Maybe its time to re-locate?
     
  8. Wayne

    Wayne Well-Known Member

    Here's what google says:

    "According to the Newfoundland and Labrador Association of Realtors, the average price of a home in the St. John's metro area was approximately $306,400 in 2014, a 1.7 percent increase over 2013."
     
  9. Tonis

    Tonis Member

    Spare room for you and the missus plus a bike to ride anytime :)
     
  10. Trash

    Trash Active Member

    I guess we won't be moving out there anytime soon!
    That is about 50% higher than the average home in Northern Wisconsin.

    I guess I will have to be content with the occasional visit...
    And thanks for the generous offer Tony!
    You never know how soon you might be taken up on that!
     
  11. murph

    murph Well-Known Member

    Those prices are in the St John's metro area and Canadian funds. A little spot around the bay is cheaper and your dollar goes a lot further at the moment. Lots of americans buying old family homes in out of the way places.
    To me it would make more sense to be in Nova Scotia/ New Brunswick. The island is still available to ride but you have more options. The far east has its limitations due to geography. Even the west coast of Newfoundland has better weather, riding and the ferry is close.
     
  12. Trash

    Trash Active Member

    Your thoughtful reply brings up a very good point.
    After living in the Midwest U.S. for my whole life, I am so lucky to be able to access the great diversity our Country offers.
    I would probably become a little claustrophobic on an island...
    Were I a wealthier man, a second home in the south would be a great solution to my Winter motorcycle withdrawal...
     
  13. Scooter

    Scooter Member

    Geesh, if you have motorcycle withdrawal, don't move to the island! We might get summer once every 3 years!
    Okay, it's an exaggeration, but our summers are short!
     
  14. Trash

    Trash Active Member

    Having lived in the Upper Midwest all my life, I know what you are talking about.
    The rain doesn't stop me from riding, and I can tolerate temperatures in the 40s F., but once the snow and ice appear, I lose interest quickly!
    I have also typically quit riding for the year when the roads get covered with salt, but as I get old(er) and my riding days become numbered, I think I am going to subscribe to Murph's philosophy of having another (lesser) bike available to ride on the rare day it is tolerable outside.
     
  15. murph

    murph Well-Known Member

    The great things about a beater bike are;
    It costs little, buying a rough looking machine in the fall of the year is a great bargaining tool.
    It does not need to look pretty so washing polishing is not an issue.
    It is cheap to insure because you just transfer the policy from your stored bike.
    When you drop it you can laugh off the machine damage as long as you are not injured.
    Resale depreciation is small.
    Maintenance/repair in the summer is not rushed because you are not missing riding days.
     
    Last edited: Nov 25, 2015
  16. Trash

    Trash Active Member

    Well, I have taken your advice and purchased a "lesser" bike.
    BUT, my problem is with the whole "beater" thing, even though you are accurate in your logic.
    I guess I just like riding a bike that looks good too. My loss.
    And I definitely got an excellent deal going into Winter!
    At least I bought a bike with a "matte" finish, that won't show the fire road dust so easily.
    I am awaiting cross country shipment, so details to follow...
     
  17. murph

    murph Well-Known Member

    I think a matte finish on a bike that looks good on a fire road is telling me a Scrambler is on the way.
    Just a guess.
     
  18. Trash

    Trash Active Member

    Well it took a while, but the new wheels are safely in the garage.
    And I guess it wouldn't be a stretch to call it a Scrambler, although of the BMW persuasion.
    I was able to order a number of farkles in anticipation of its arrival, so all I have to do now is hope for continued unseasonably warm weather to allow installation in the un-heated garage.
    BMW F700GS-1.jpg
     
  19. Tonis

    Tonis Member

    Love it! Hope you get to enjoy it a bit before the cold :D
     
  20. murph

    murph Well-Known Member

    Great looking bike that should compliment the tourer well. Although methinks our interpretation of "beater" might differ.
    Enjoy.
     

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