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Forum: Some Assembly Required 12-23-2014, 09:42 PM
Replies: 100
Views: 28,303
Posted By boatpuller
Oh boy, you've had your share of bad medical luck...

Oh boy, you've had your share of bad medical luck the past few years. Hope you're over it. And, Merry Christmas to you and yours.
Forum: Road warriors 12-23-2014, 08:27 AM
Replies: 4,969
Views: 951,020
Posted By boatpuller
Score!

Score!
Forum: Americas 12-23-2014, 12:24 AM
Replies: 64
Views: 2,372
Posted By boatpuller
From a touring guy: doing the 1000 mile day on...

From a touring guy: doing the 1000 mile day on your first day is not a bad idea, if you a) think you are up to it, and b) are willing to stop if you are not. Always be willing to stop a trip if you...
Forum: Americas 12-17-2014, 08:50 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 1,409
Posted By boatpuller
If you have cold weather gear that is truly...

If you have cold weather gear that is truly windproof, than heck, give it a try. If things get really bad, Dallas has a Cycle Gear store that will sell you heated gear (jacket and gloves will do...
Forum: Americas 12-16-2014, 02:56 PM
Replies: 64
Views: 2,372
Posted By boatpuller
Go to Stromtroopers.com or the Beast section here...

Go to Stromtroopers.com or the Beast section here on ADV, and ask those who know how similar/dissimilar the two Vee's are. You may be able to shop for a DL1000 at a distance if everyone says they...
Forum: Some Assembly Required 12-16-2014, 02:50 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,551
Posted By boatpuller
Take the part numbers to a KTM dealer, and they...

Take the part numbers to a KTM dealer, and they should be able to help you ID it. Maybe even what else it fits on, which would increase your market.

If It fit on a 525 EXC for example, I would...
Forum: Americas 12-16-2014, 12:05 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 829
Posted By boatpuller
4paws gave one of the best answers I've seen...

4paws gave one of the best answers I've seen here. None of the others were bad, just not as overall general, which is what I think you are looking for now.

I'd actually suggest against...
Forum: Trip Planning 12-15-2014, 09:03 AM
Replies: 44
Views: 7,213
Posted By boatpuller
FAW3: Your way is similar to how I think the...

FAW3: Your way is similar to how I think the first of our retirement will go, in a perfect world. A large and comfy class A, pulling an enclosed trailer with Jeep, motorcycles, kayaks, bicycles,...
Forum: Americas 12-14-2014, 07:41 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,415
Posted By boatpuller
That's downright laugh out loud hilarious.

That's downright laugh out loud hilarious.
Forum: Americas 12-11-2014, 08:27 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,415
Posted By boatpuller
Wool is okay to good, but I prefer man-made...

Wool is okay to good, but I prefer man-made wicking fabrics for everything but socks, where I stick with wool mostly because I've not researched there.

Check out LDComfort riding underwear. ...
Forum: Americas 12-11-2014, 09:39 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 578
Posted By boatpuller
I'd think your biggest obstacle will be finding...

I'd think your biggest obstacle will be finding good road-worthy motorcycles at whatever your price is, in the proper timeframe, with the comfort adjustments you'll need for all day riding. If you...
Forum: Trip Planning 12-11-2014, 09:30 AM
Replies: 127
Views: 78,424
Posted By boatpuller
Sallydog, your signatures are awesome!

Sallydog, your signatures are awesome!
Forum: Trip Planning 12-09-2014, 09:26 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 826
Posted By boatpuller
Great idea. Thanks for sharing. Love...

Great idea. Thanks for sharing.

Love your motorcycle work table with the log legs. I might have to steal that concept.

Also, love your Arts and Crafts room, with the motorcycles, wood...
Forum: Trip Planning 12-05-2014, 08:41 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,593
Posted By boatpuller
There was a nice ride report this summer from an...

There was a nice ride report this summer from an Aussie couple who flew to California (2 states south of Washington) and bought a Yamaha FJR1300. They rode it around the western USA, and sold it...
Forum: Trip Planning 12-05-2014, 08:30 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 758
Posted By boatpuller
There are many other (most?) blood thinners that...

There are many other (most?) blood thinners that are easier to live with than Warfarin. You might want to visit with your doctor about this. Keep in mind some of them are not reversible in the ER...
Forum: Road warriors 12-04-2014, 07:57 AM
Replies: 137
Views: 17,885
Posted By boatpuller
Congratulations.

Congratulations.
Forum: Americas 12-03-2014, 03:28 PM
Replies: 55
Views: 2,611
Posted By boatpuller
Kudos to you for not using the silly made-up...

Kudos to you for not using the silly made-up scary term "assault rifle".
Forum: Americas 12-02-2014, 11:12 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 472
Posted By boatpuller
Downtown Disney is a more adult oriented area...

Downtown Disney is a more adult oriented area with night clubs, shows, and restaurants. I don't think you have to pay any fees to get in either. I saw Circ-de-sol-a (sp?) there. If you do Disney,...
Forum: Trip Planning 12-01-2014, 09:00 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,217
Posted By boatpuller
Heavy is not an issue, if the motorcycle is...

Heavy is not an issue, if the motorcycle is designed for it. It does require more of the rider than a light bike, because poor slow speed riding habits are not as forgiven on a heavy bike. So,...
Forum: Road warriors 11-30-2014, 07:30 PM
Replies: 451
Views: 73,641
Posted By boatpuller
Have logged about 100,000 miles since 2008 on two...

Have logged about 100,000 miles since 2008 on two Road Kings, sometimes running to the store, and often riding across the country (also half of Canada too). Had the current one in 45 states. If...
Forum: Trip Planning 11-23-2014, 11:11 AM
Replies: 48
Views: 8,569
Posted By boatpuller
dddd: I started to ask why you didn't have...

dddd: I started to ask why you didn't have something snarky to say about his #10 point, and then realized it was a repeat of #1, which you already snarked away at. So, good job, you got them all.
Forum: Some Assembly Required 11-23-2014, 10:59 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 3,689
Posted By boatpuller
I'd think you'd need more time in the freezer for...

I'd think you'd need more time in the freezer for a steering stem than 2 hours. I'd do a day or so if your schedule allows.
Forum: Road warriors 11-23-2014, 09:27 AM
Replies: 64
Views: 4,076
Posted By boatpuller
I also have owned both a DL1000 and Harley rubber...

I also have owned both a DL1000 and Harley rubber mounted motorcycles. Both have their very good points. Here are my observations:

The Strom is faster and quicker. It tends to make the rider...
Forum: Road warriors 11-23-2014, 08:35 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 2,748
Posted By boatpuller
A lot of good replies, and many good bikes...

A lot of good replies, and many good bikes mentioned. But, what is missing is a good evaluation of what type of 200 mile ride you'd like to do, what style of motorcycle takes your breath away, if...
Forum: Americas 11-19-2014, 03:07 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,320
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: 64
Views: 2,372
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: 64
Views: 2,372
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: 21
Views: 1,892
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: 21
Views: 1,892
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: 21
Views: 1,892
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: 64
Views: 2,372
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: 2,853
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: 21
Views: 1,892
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: 21
Views: 1,892
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: 21
Views: 1,892
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: 2,853
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: 700
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: 98
Views: 5,241
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: 202
Views: 41,690
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: 419
Views: 72,996
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.
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