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Forum: Road warriors 01-08-2011, 08:47 PM
Replies: 4,733
Views: 880,046
Posted By ed_in_az
Here's my '05 Sportster. Sept. '09 with a storm...

Here's my '05 Sportster. Sept. '09 with a storm moving in.

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v661/ed_in_az/OnTheRocks.jpg
Forum: Road warriors 11-11-2009, 04:48 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 2,237
Posted By ed_in_az
I've got a question in case any Enfield owners...

I've got a question in case any Enfield owners might know.

Does the Scrambler conversion work with the newer unit construction injected motors? THAT would be very retro cool if it did.:evil
Forum: Road warriors 08-12-2009, 06:34 PM
Replies: 124
Views: 7,079
Posted By ed_in_az
:thumbup :rofl

:thumbup

:rofl
Forum: Road warriors 08-12-2009, 06:28 PM
Replies: 124
Views: 7,079
Posted By ed_in_az
So, hopefully we're OK now.:beer

So, hopefully we're OK now.:beer
Forum: Road warriors 08-12-2009, 06:26 PM
Replies: 124
Views: 7,079
Posted By ed_in_az
Read my post again. I didn't say performance...

Read my post again. I didn't say performance didn't matter. I repeat, "I'm so glad I don't NEED 100+ HP, or 80mph wheelies, or 150+mph top speed to feel adequate."

I hope that clears things...
Forum: Road warriors 08-12-2009, 06:16 PM
Replies: 124
Views: 7,079
Posted By ed_in_az
What brand did I bash? What did I show...

What brand did I bash?

What did I show disdain for other than the original posters needless rude insulting post and resulting thread?
Forum: Road warriors 08-12-2009, 05:46 PM
Replies: 124
Views: 7,079
Posted By ed_in_az
You should have tried alot harder to be unbiased...

You should have tried alot harder to be unbiased since it's obviously so hard for you. You did fail miserably by the way.

I'm so glad I don't NEED 100+ HP, or 80mph wheelies, or 150+mph top speed...
Forum: Road warriors 03-10-2009, 10:20 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,243
Posted By ed_in_az
Ding, Ding! YES, we have a winner!:clap I...

Ding, Ding! YES, we have a winner!:clap

I can tolerate screw adjusters.

I hate shims.

Hydraulic is wonderful though. Just ride and enjoy.:D
Forum: Road warriors 02-16-2009, 06:42 PM
Replies: 67
Views: 7,757
Posted By ed_in_az
Newer HDs '04+ = oil every 5k, adjust primary...

Newer HDs '04+ = oil every 5k, adjust primary chain every 10k. That's about it.:clap
Forum: Beasts 01-19-2009, 08:15 PM
Replies: 103
Views: 27,034
Posted By ed_in_az
I love these Ulysses thread.:clap If I can...

I love these Ulysses thread.:clap

If I can ever afford to add a Dual Sport to my stable the Ulysses will be it.

However I can't imagine parting with my Sportster, so I couldn't trade. It...
Forum: Road warriors 10-06-2008, 09:09 PM
Replies: 2,315
Views: 623,643
Posted By ed_in_az
Here's one of my Sportster ... on the rocks. ...

Here's one of my Sportster ... on the rocks.

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v661/ed_in_az/OnTheRocks.jpg

It's even off-road.:wink:
Forum: Thumpers 09-18-2008, 09:54 PM
Replies: 109
Views: 9,473
Posted By ed_in_az
Thanks for the reply. I was afraid the power...

Thanks for the reply. I was afraid the power might not be enough to keep me entertained. I'd consider any water cooled 4 stroke dirt bike "High Tech" compared to my old 1976 XL250 Honda(bought it...
Forum: Thumpers 09-18-2008, 08:16 PM
Replies: 109
Views: 9,473
Posted By ed_in_az
I have one question that hasn't been asked: ...

I have one question that hasn't been asked:

Will the KLX250S do power wheelies, all throttle and no clutch, and in what gears?

I used to ride 2 strokes back in the day, so I don't know what...
Forum: Road warriors 09-14-2008, 04:26 PM
Replies: 372
Views: 49,827
Posted By ed_in_az
In 1988 I was riding one of these, a 1981...

In 1988 I was riding one of these, a 1981 Huqvarna 390 OR. It was GREAT!

http://www.husqvarna-parts.com/f/design/t_header_right.JPG
Forum: Road warriors 08-04-2008, 02:40 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,397
Posted By ed_in_az
Buy some Progressive Suspension 412 shocks in...

Buy some Progressive Suspension 412 shocks in whatever length you want. $200 or less depending on where you shop. The difference is night and day compared to stock.
Forum: Road warriors 07-29-2008, 08:29 AM
Replies: 165
Views: 11,274
Posted By ed_in_az
You mean HD is going to start selling Honda...

You mean HD is going to start selling Honda Shadows?

Why would they do that?

:lol3
Forum: Road warriors 07-28-2008, 08:32 PM
Replies: 165
Views: 11,274
Posted By ed_in_az
I'm glad I have had the privilege of owning 2...

I'm glad I have had the privilege of owning 2 Sportsters before the MoCo turned them into Lowsters.:huh
Forum: Road warriors 07-07-2008, 05:17 PM
Replies: 55
Views: 5,203
Posted By ed_in_az
That is the truth, at least for both my '03 and...

That is the truth, at least for both my '03 and '05 Sportsters with their electronic (no cable) speedos. They are as close to spot on with roadside radar installations as anything I've ridden or...
Forum: Road warriors 05-27-2008, 08:28 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,436
Posted By ed_in_az
Yes, the above link is what you are looking...

Yes, the above link is what you are looking for!:clap

Come on over and join the fun.:D
Forum: Road warriors 04-25-2008, 08:49 AM
Replies: 158
Views: 9,251
Posted By ed_in_az
2003 883XL weighs 489lbs. 2003 1200S weighs...

2003 883XL weighs 489lbs.

2003 1200S weighs 501lbs.

There it is.:D
Forum: Battle scooters 04-22-2008, 10:32 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 4,709
Posted By ed_in_az
Currently they sell a 50cc 2 stroke and 125 & 250...

Currently they sell a 50cc 2 stroke and 125 & 250 4 strokes.

They had a 180 2 stroke that was a monster with performance upgrades. Check out this website:...
Forum: Battle scooters 04-22-2008, 03:19 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 4,709
Posted By ed_in_az
Now This Scooter I Like

I haven't seen any threads on these so I thought I'd post an introduction for the Italjet Dragster, particularly the 250cc model. Top speed of 80mph stock, and it is stylin' in a sportbike kinda...
Forum: Road warriors 04-17-2008, 11:10 AM
Replies: 158
Views: 9,251
Posted By ed_in_az
Based on the above post (or all his anti-HD...

Based on the above post (or all his anti-HD posts:lol3 ), can anyone, besides Steve G of course, explain why Steve G doesn't qualify as a Troll ?

:lurk
Forum: Road warriors 04-14-2008, 01:32 PM
Replies: 158
Views: 9,251
Posted By ed_in_az
I paid $8,200 for my '05 XL 883. I modded it...

I paid $8,200 for my '05 XL 883. I modded it (myself :wink: ) into what I wanted @ a total cost of Approx. $12,000. It does everything I ask of it, and it doesn't shake it's head @ redline...
Forum: Road warriors 04-07-2008, 10:40 AM
Replies: 47
Views: 18,724
Posted By ed_in_az
I get 40mpg with my 1200 conversion. I...

I get 40mpg with my 1200 conversion.

I cannot control my throttle hand either.

That is probably all we're going to get for mileage when riding in the Fun Zone on a Sportster.:wink:
...
Forum: Road warriors 03-15-2008, 02:15 PM
Replies: 433
Views: 48,431
Posted By ed_in_az
I would have liked a blacked out motor, but I...

I would have liked a blacked out motor, but I liked the plain black paint scheme of the tins on my ride, plus it's a Sportster(large print) before Harley(small print):evil . I'd like a set of black...
Forum: Road warriors 03-15-2008, 10:50 AM
Replies: 433
Views: 48,431
Posted By ed_in_az
I'll give you the benefit of the doubt there. I...

I'll give you the benefit of the doubt there. I have not seen either of those "in the showroom".

By the way, I'm 54 and even at my advance age :eek1, I think that beauty of an 883 ought to be...
Forum: Road warriors 03-15-2008, 10:35 AM
Replies: 433
Views: 48,431
Posted By ed_in_az
The Sportster line from HD is a visually stunning...

The Sportster line from HD is a visually stunning group of machines, with the new Nightster being it's current Star. That's right, I"m talking looks, visuals here. Car and truck buyers have always...
Forum: Road warriors 02-26-2008, 08:30 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 4,191
Posted By ed_in_az
I was briefly hooked on dirt roads and occasional...

I was briefly hooked on dirt roads and occasional 4x4 roads with my Sportster. Somehow :huh I got a hole in the belt. HD replaced it under warranty. Soooo, rocks and belts don't mix well. I do love...
Forum: Road warriors 02-26-2008, 11:03 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 6,507
Posted By ed_in_az
Congratulations on hitting 100,000 miles.:clap ...

Congratulations on hitting 100,000 miles.:clap


My '03 883 was a very smooth runner for a solid mount. The vibration wasn't noticeable until over 75mph so that's where I cruised. A mini-van...
Forum: Road warriors 01-21-2008, 06:41 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 776
Posted By ed_in_az
I run 883 gearing on my 1200 conversion and I do...

I run 883 gearing on my 1200 conversion and I do occasional dirt riding with it.

I would recommend leaving the gearing alone if you intend to use it in the dirt. I can't imagine anything worse...
Forum: Road warriors 01-18-2008, 12:13 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 14,697
Posted By ed_in_az
I even put it back exactly as it was before and...

I even put it back exactly as it was before and couldn't get it quite right. But when running well they are alot of fun. I had an 80 mile ride home the day I bought it. I easily kicked it up to...
Forum: Road warriors 01-18-2008, 09:13 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 14,697
Posted By ed_in_az
After my first Sportster was totalled my wife...

After my first Sportster was totalled my wife cried for a new car and got the insurance money for a big down payment. I had enough left for something cheap. I bought a used 2002 GS500E. Power wise...
Forum: Road warriors 01-04-2008, 08:58 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,256
Posted By ed_in_az
Yes ... it's true. I got a hole in my Sportster's...

Yes ... it's true. I got a hole in my Sportster's belt from dirt roads.

It was replaced under warranty.

I don't ride as much in the dirt since my warranty has expired. Plus I like the clean...
Forum: Road warriors 12-27-2007, 09:50 AM
Replies: 62
Views: 22,114
Posted By ed_in_az
Congratulations on the new bike.:clap If I...

Congratulations on the new bike.:clap

If I was in the market for a larger cruiser, THAT is what I'd buy.

It will probably take time getting used to a lower revving engine since you own...
Forum: Road warriors 12-27-2007, 07:58 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 3,627
Posted By ed_in_az
Whoa there buddy. I'm no HD kool-aid drinker or...

Whoa there buddy. I'm no HD kool-aid drinker or I'd be riding one of those "Big Twin" (aka Twinkie) Harleys.

I said before I like the Tiger model (high tech look). I also really like the looks of...
Forum: Road warriors 12-24-2007, 03:08 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 3,627
Posted By ed_in_az
The 800 & 1400 Intruders are the only direct...

The 800 & 1400 Intruders are the only direct competition (V-Twins) for the Sportster. You are correct that not only is the 800 faster than an 883 HD, but it is faster than it's own big brother, the...
Forum: Thumpers 12-24-2007, 10:32 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 7,058
Posted By ed_in_az
From the online looking that I've done I gathered...

From the online looking that I've done I gathered that you have to enjoy working on them (read as high upkeep). I prefer to ride my bikes, but I do my own maintenance.

We used to have a little...
Forum: Thumpers 12-24-2007, 09:05 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 7,058
Posted By ed_in_az
Royal Enfield Scrambler

If I had the cash for an on/off road retro toy I think one of these would be fun.

Has anone seen this configuration of the Royal Enfields, or does anyone have one?
...
Forum: Road warriors 12-24-2007, 08:54 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 3,627
Posted By ed_in_az
OK, from a motorcyle as "art" perspective I'm...

OK, from a motorcyle as "art" perspective I'm sure the Bonneville appeals to a particular segment of riders, just as a 10ft long chopper would appeal to it's own segment, and a Sportster to it's own....
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