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Forum: Pics, pics, pics... 11-04-2014, 10:22 AM
Replies: 10,486
Views: 3,444,005
Posted By ridelife1
one of them ...

one of them

https://dl.dropboxusercontent.com/u/13536504/vision_800x600.jpg
Forum: Road warriors 10-09-2014, 11:08 AM
Replies: 2,078
Views: 299,723
Posted By ridelife1
victory vision - just bought one

Man, I thought 1000 mile days were somewhat easy on my vstrom & K1200LT. This thing is like riding in an RV. Heck of a bike.
Forum: Central From Da Nort Woods to the Plane States 09-10-2014, 12:30 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 3,089
Posted By ridelife1
Is bill going to tell us the story again about...

Is bill going to tell us the story again about the guy with the new KTM that tried to cross the swollen stream & lost his bike & almost his life because he didn't come to the riders meeting & didn't...
Forum: Central From Da Nort Woods to the Plane States 08-26-2013, 12:09 PM
Replies: 16,067
Views: 794,405
Posted By ridelife1
I'm new to this side of the Midwest. Where is...

I'm new to this side of the Midwest. Where is everyone riding.
Forum: Central From Da Nort Woods to the Plane States 04-30-2013, 07:37 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,313
Posted By ridelife1
Cause I prefer rural living. People are usually...

Cause I prefer rural living. People are usually friendlier & - well except for one :deal.
Forum: Pics, pics, pics... 04-30-2013, 07:28 AM
Replies: 8,085
Views: 7,608,380
Posted By ridelife1
https://dl.dropboxusercontent.com/u/13536504/advri...

https://dl.dropboxusercontent.com/u/13536504/advrider/Mvc-020s.jpg
Forum: Central From Da Nort Woods to the Plane States 04-30-2013, 07:24 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 922
Posted By ridelife1
we'll keep an eye out for that scoundrel here in...

we'll keep an eye out for that scoundrel here in central ohio.
do you have any pics of the bike you can share?
Forum: Central From Da Nort Woods to the Plane States 04-29-2013, 01:43 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,313
Posted By ridelife1
Thanks for the feedback guys. The good thing is...

Thanks for the feedback guys.
The good thing is that the company pays for corporate housing for me for 6 months while I get settled & find a place I want to live. So at least wherever that ends up...
Forum: Central From Da Nort Woods to the Plane States 04-24-2013, 08:39 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,313
Posted By ridelife1
Sugar Grove IL. to Oak Brook IL. commute

Does anyone, or do you know anyone, that makes this commute everyday? Looking for commute times. I may be relocating to the Chicago area for work & would rather live in an area that's somewhat rural....
Forum: Pics, pics, pics... 02-22-2013, 09:47 AM
Replies: 980
Views: 219,288
Posted By ridelife1
first ride

https://dl.dropbox.com/u/13536504/advrider/firstride.bmp
Forum: The Garage 08-22-2012, 06:10 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 3,948
Posted By ridelife1
the battery doesn't have the cranking amps to...

the battery doesn't have the cranking amps to start the bike. you didn't say how old the battery is.
take it to autozone & have them test it. they will tell you it's bad. if it was a solinoid it...
Forum: Americas 08-21-2012, 07:42 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 707
Posted By ridelife1
you're taking a chance in the high mountains. it...

you're taking a chance in the high mountains. it could snow anytime after the start of september. back in 1999 or 2000 i got stuck coming into colorado from wyoming - right at the border. it snowed...
Forum: Americas 08-21-2012, 06:16 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 808
Posted By ridelife1
ridin' to alaska

so how far does one ride in to alaska typically to say that they have ridden to alaska - properly.
Forum: Americas 08-16-2012, 10:33 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,334
Posted By ridelife1
pitching a tent for free or on the cheap

planning on riding across the northern states from the great lakes & back & am looking for some places to pitch a tent to sleep the night away under the stars.
north & south dakota, iowa, minnesota,...
Forum: The Garage 08-15-2012, 12:51 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 2,567
Posted By ridelife1
what do i tell him to do with the yellow wire?

what do i tell him to do with the yellow wire?
Forum: The Garage 08-15-2012, 09:48 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 2,567
Posted By ridelife1
well these chinese led lights have 3 wires. ...

well these chinese led lights have 3 wires.

white (power) black (ground) & a yellow wire. each head has this setup.

here is his e-mail to me from this morning.

"hey champ
tell the forum...
Forum: The Garage 08-10-2012, 07:29 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 2,567
Posted By ridelife1
what would be the fuse size? should i tell him...

what would be the fuse size?
should i tell him to get a fuse block?
Forum: The Garage 08-10-2012, 07:04 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 2,567
Posted By ridelife1
led driving / fog lights

my neighbor asked me if he could wire led fog lights directly to the battery to the positive & negative terminals(with a switch to turn them off/on of course). i'm no electrician so i said maybe. i...
Forum: Beasts 08-03-2012, 06:08 AM
Replies: 74
Views: 12,989
Posted By ridelife1
same here. i used to go to the marysville ohio...

same here.
i used to go to the marysville ohio honda homecoming every year before they shipped the goldwings overseas to be built. during the plant tour those technicians on the dyno runs ran it up...
Forum: Beasts 08-03-2012, 05:58 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 2,099
Posted By ridelife1
the low clearance vstrom conundrum.

has anyone ever seen a vstrom that has had it's suspension raised for more ground clearance & travel?
Forum: Thumpers 07-16-2012, 05:58 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 595
Posted By ridelife1
thanks c the original was paper so i thought i...

thanks c
the original was paper so i thought i would ask. the copper sounds like a better idea.
Forum: Thumpers 07-14-2012, 06:46 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 595
Posted By ridelife1
1987 350 ktm exc

looking for a cylinder head gasket is like finding a needle in a haystack,
give me some feedback on using the roll type paper "make your own gasket" material you can buy from any auto parts store.
Forum: The Garage 07-11-2012, 08:44 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 9,670
Posted By ridelife1
shoo goo you can get it from wallmart. it never...

shoo goo
you can get it from wallmart. it never hardens & bonds to almost anything. obviously made for shoes but i've used it on many applications.
Forum: Ride reports 06-14-2012, 07:36 AM
Replies: 408
Views: 112,561
Posted By ridelife1
words of warning or encouragement - take it how...

words of warning or encouragement - take it how you want to.
in tenn. watch out for dog patch road. me & my buddy (he hit them) hit a couple of teenagers on a 4 wheeler 4 years ago. t-bone style....
Forum: The Garage 04-03-2012, 01:56 PM
Replies: 1,116
Views: 407,042
Posted By ridelife1
sprocket

i once used lots of zip ties on my buddies back sprocket on his ktm 640 when his all backed out & chewed the shit out of his swingarm on the trans america trail somewhere around the colorado/utah...
Forum: Ride reports 02-01-2012, 10:05 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 4,082
Posted By ridelife1
tat trip

they make an acerbis 2007 model tank - call them to order it. i had one on mine.
i've ridden parts of it on my 07 & mine ran without any problems.
make sure you take enough oil cause of some of the...
Forum: Beasts 10-06-2011, 06:24 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 736
Posted By ridelife1
vstrom 1000 valve tick

only on startup for a minute or 2 it sounds very "ticky". this is my first vee so i'm not sure if it's normal or not. my rt1100 did the ame thing but they all do that. or at least mine & my buddies...
Forum: Thumpers 09-12-2011, 01:10 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 440
Posted By ridelife1
thanks trav

thanks for the heads up. moved it.
you can't tell this is my first day can you?
Forum: Thumpers 09-12-2011, 12:49 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 440
Posted By ridelife1
xr650l trade for?????

i'm in need of moving on to the next thing.
i'm looking to trade my xr650l that i bought new in dec of 2007 for a vstrom 1000, buell xb12x, tiger 1050 - you know adventure touring thing.
it's got...
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