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Forum: Americas 11-19-2014, 03:07 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 728
Posted By boatpuller
If you rode the US ferry from WA state to AK,...

If you rode the US ferry from WA state to AK, could you just keep your handguns with you and not worry about Canada?
Forum: Americas 11-18-2014, 03:27 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 985
Posted By boatpuller
The 955 is not a bad idea at all, but I didn't...

The 955 is not a bad idea at all, but I didn't find them as stable on the hwy with a cross wind as a strom, GS, etc. still, it's a nice bike, and one of the most fun I've ridden in traffic. The...
Forum: Americas 11-18-2014, 12:19 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 985
Posted By boatpuller
Interesting that you bring up the 1150GS as an...

Interesting that you bring up the 1150GS as an option. I was about to suggest that, but was afraid it would not be sporty enough for you. A while back I test road several 1200s and one 1150. The...
Forum: Road warriors 11-17-2014, 03:38 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,223
Posted By boatpuller
I had no idea about the history of the Liberator...

I had no idea about the history of the Liberator or it's collectable value. Thanks for sharing that info. Bet Dad will find it interesting.
Forum: Road warriors 11-17-2014, 01:16 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,223
Posted By boatpuller
Dad's got a '72 FLH with a Liberator faring...

Dad's got a '72 FLH with a Liberator faring (think that's what they call it) that was the predecessor to the Tour Glide. Big honkin' frame mounted faring with two head lights and two driving lights...
Forum: Road warriors 11-17-2014, 01:11 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,223
Posted By boatpuller
Gotta say I was drawn to the shark nose before...

Gotta say I was drawn to the shark nose before they changed it. Now I just look at the front of it and slowly shake my head. While it's not important to have a pretty bike, it is important to not...
Forum: Americas 11-17-2014, 11:24 AM
Replies: 47
Views: 985
Posted By boatpuller
Yes, 5000 miles a week is doable, but it's a big...

Yes, 5000 miles a week is doable, but it's a big bite, and you have to give up other things to do so. You'll lose site seeing time, wonder-where-that-road-goes time, visiting time,...
Forum: Road warriors 11-17-2014, 03:44 AM
Replies: 49
Views: 2,273
Posted By boatpuller
Prophet: You brought in info on the Iron Butt...

Prophet: You brought in info on the Iron Butt Rally, which is different than the Iron Butt Assoc. rides I was referring to. The IBR is a highly competitive event where the riders tend to favor...
Forum: Road warriors 11-16-2014, 07:37 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,223
Posted By boatpuller
DLFLHT: The fork wind deflectors are a God-send. ...

DLFLHT: The fork wind deflectors are a God-send. They should work on the batwings too I'd think. Thanks for your comments, btw.
Forum: Road warriors 11-16-2014, 07:35 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,223
Posted By boatpuller
ExtreemLee: Suggest you invest in a rider's...

ExtreemLee: Suggest you invest in a rider's backrest if you are going without the windshield on the Road King. Very nice looking bike though. But I'm more interested in the usefulness, as beauty...
Forum: Road warriors 11-16-2014, 06:49 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,223
Posted By boatpuller
Road King vs. Bat Wing Faring Models

Starting to get the bug for a new Harley touring bike, and am finally old enough to consider an Electra Glide type batwing faring style bike instead of a Road King. Very interested in hearing from...
Forum: Road warriors 11-16-2014, 06:28 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 2,273
Posted By boatpuller
Well, the most common motorcycle for doing Iron...

Well, the most common motorcycle for doing Iron Butt Association rides is Harley Davidson. Feel free to check the records.

Plus, personal comfort is VERY subjective. It's out of line to make...
Forum: Americas 11-16-2014, 08:55 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 490
Posted By boatpuller
Take less clothing than you think you need. Be...

Take less clothing than you think you need. Be prepaired to ship excess home during the trip.

Riding gear that is waterproof will keep you from using space for a rain suit.

Consider a...
Forum: Central From Da Nort Woods to the Plane States 11-14-2014, 04:20 PM
Replies: 88
Views: 3,509
Posted By boatpuller
In addition to the heated jacket, gloves, and...

In addition to the heated jacket, gloves, and maybe socks, get a wind proof neck gator. I rode across half of Canada in late oct a few years ago, and then down through Maine and New England, waiting...
Forum: Ride reports 11-14-2014, 07:10 AM
Replies: 199
Views: 39,934
Posted By boatpuller
Very nice report. Thanks for sharing it.

Very nice report. Thanks for sharing it.
Forum: Ride reports 11-13-2014, 09:58 PM
Replies: 418
Views: 70,360
Posted By boatpuller
Sounds good, even though I live half a country...

Sounds good, even though I live half a country away, and not sure my ego could take being comic relief in one of your hilarious ride reports... but I'd likely give you a lot of material to work with.
Forum: Road warriors 11-13-2014, 08:59 AM
Replies: 4,836
Views: 911,409
Posted By boatpuller
Keep in mind the extra disc and caliper and bolts...

Keep in mind the extra disc and caliper and bolts add extra unsprung weight to the front wheel. If you can get enough stopping power with one disc, that's the way to go.
Forum: Road warriors 11-11-2014, 10:59 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 2,273
Posted By boatpuller
Not disagreeing with you one bit. Physics says...

Not disagreeing with you one bit. Physics says the carriers should be the fastest, but for a reason that has nothing to do with motorcycles. Displacement hulls (like ships and tug boats have, ones...
Forum: Road warriors 11-06-2014, 08:51 AM
Replies: 116
Views: 13,398
Posted By boatpuller
RE: ABS on Road Kings

Never had my front ABS engage, even during some very hard braking from speed to a unexpected stop sign.

The back has kicked in sooner than I think it should have, but only 2-3 times.
Forum: Alaska 10-28-2014, 01:57 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 7,862
Posted By boatpuller
Met him for maybe 15 minutes at Overland Expo in...

Met him for maybe 15 minutes at Overland Expo in North Carolina. He was what we Americans like to think of Austrians: Pleasant, Fun, Adventurous, Somehow bigger than life. You just took an instant...
Forum: Road warriors 10-28-2014, 12:46 AM
Replies: 116
Views: 13,398
Posted By boatpuller
As a rider who's taken a Road King coast to coast...

As a rider who's taken a Road King coast to coast several times, and has ridden it to 45 states on multiple long distance trips, and this is important: Is NOT a tough rider who suffers discomfort or...
Forum: Road warriors 10-27-2014, 10:21 AM
Replies: 116
Views: 13,398
Posted By boatpuller
Yes, I have one on my Road King. And, I'm here...

Yes, I have one on my Road King. And, I'm here on the east side of your state. We could probably work out someway for you to try it if that helps.

I put it on mostly to gain a little height...
Forum: Road warriors 10-25-2014, 09:21 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 3,096
Posted By boatpuller
For a few years starting in 2007 the police bikes...

For a few years starting in 2007 the police bikes came with the 103 engine, while the civilian bikes came with 96. Now they all come with 103s.

Going back in history a little, the police bikes...
Forum: Ride reports 10-20-2014, 02:37 PM
Replies: 183
Views: 21,269
Posted By boatpuller
Was that the man you helped with the pander lid? ...

Was that the man you helped with the pander lid? He was a very pleasant guy, type you like from first meeting. How horrible. What a loss.
Forum: Road warriors 10-16-2014, 09:27 PM
Replies: 432
Views: 68,524
Posted By boatpuller
That's a good question that you are asking...

That's a good question that you are asking yourself. And only you will be able to answer it. The folks I hear happy with the change are the ones looking for a better all around real world...
Forum: Ride reports 10-12-2014, 08:57 PM
Replies: 342
Views: 72,708
Posted By boatpuller
Sounds like you might pass through St. Louis, MO....

Sounds like you might pass through St. Louis, MO. My wife and I would welcome you to overnight at our place.

We're on the west side of the city. In fact, the garage still has room for your...
Forum: Road warriors 10-09-2014, 10:30 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,212
Posted By boatpuller
The popping may well be the loud pipe, as has...

The popping may well be the loud pipe, as has been said before.

HD has to sell their bikes running lean to pass the EPA. I assume that is true in Canada also. Many of us buy programmers like...
Forum: Road warriors 10-09-2014, 10:21 PM
Replies: 4,836
Views: 911,409
Posted By boatpuller
Another vote for RDL. They are a life saver. ...

Another vote for RDL. They are a life saver. One of the best things I've done to any motorcycle.
Forum: Ride reports 10-04-2014, 09:33 PM
Replies: 342
Views: 72,708
Posted By boatpuller
How you had the presence of mind to take the...

How you had the presence of mind to take the snake's picture is amazing. Good for you. And, good luck to you.
Forum: Ride reports 10-04-2014, 09:08 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,599
Posted By boatpuller
Heated gear

Too late to help on this trip, but you should invest in heated jacket (or vest) and gloves. Also get the dual controller. These things are so much better than down.

It's always emotion-filled...
Forum: Road warriors 09-28-2014, 09:07 PM
Replies: 90
Views: 4,978
Posted By boatpuller
Nice 6 year old article.

Nice 6 year old article.
Forum: Road warriors 09-25-2014, 02:01 PM
Replies: 56
Views: 4,697
Posted By boatpuller
Another vote for the Sioux Falls Harley Dealer. ...

Another vote for the Sioux Falls Harley Dealer.

I was just passing through on my way to Washington state, and needed a rest and some local knowledge. Saw the Harley dealership and pulled in. Those...
Forum: Ride reports 09-22-2014, 12:10 PM
Replies: 58
Views: 8,020
Posted By boatpuller
Glad to have had you visit us here in the U.S. ...

Glad to have had you visit us here in the U.S. You were kind with your words describing us Americans. Look forward to your next adventure. Be safe.
Forum: Road warriors 09-22-2014, 10:56 AM
Replies: 90
Views: 4,978
Posted By boatpuller
How does that work? How did you visit with...

How does that work? How did you visit with motorists on the highway? Not saying your point is wrong, but your statement made me go "How?"

I too think there may be something to loud pipes...
Forum: Road warriors 09-18-2014, 09:09 AM
Replies: 56
Views: 4,697
Posted By boatpuller
Cakeeater: If you were going to convert a...

Cakeeater:

If you were going to convert a Harley model to an Adventure Touring motorcycle, would you start with a Sportster (883 or 1200) or a Street 750? And why?

BTW, Thank you for...
Forum: Road warriors 09-18-2014, 09:07 AM
Replies: 56
Views: 4,697
Posted By boatpuller
Yes. They work. I've ridden in rain on the...

Yes. They work. I've ridden in rain on the highway and discovered my already wet boots drying out behind them.

Keeps much wind and wet off you, but at the cost of wind resistance. Not so...
Forum: Ride reports 09-17-2014, 11:17 AM
Replies: 58
Views: 8,020
Posted By boatpuller
Welcome to the U.S; we're glad to have you, and...

Welcome to the U.S; we're glad to have you, and hope you find your trip wonderful.

Always interested in ride reports of the USA from visitor from outside the country. One question I try to...
Forum: Ride reports 09-17-2014, 10:51 AM
Replies: 342
Views: 72,708
Posted By boatpuller
Sounds like an awesome trip, and thanks for...

Sounds like an awesome trip, and thanks for sharing it with us.

Having taken a long cross country trip myself, I know that it can change a person, usually in ways not expected, and usually for...
Forum: Ride reports 09-16-2014, 02:10 PM
Replies: 183
Views: 21,269
Posted By boatpuller
Ginger: I'm about 60/40 going to OXeast, mostly...

Ginger: I'm about 60/40 going to OXeast, mostly to do research for building an off-pavement Sportster myself. (In fact just got off the phone with someone about test riding theirs later this week.)...
Forum: Ride reports 09-07-2014, 08:20 PM
Replies: 451
Views: 75,052
Posted By boatpuller
Great ride, and testimony to human don't-give-up...

Great ride, and testimony to human don't-give-up spirit. Congrats.
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