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Forum: Equipment 04-05-2014, 01:10 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 13,692
Posted By cap
Not sure if Kennybobby is still around... But...

Not sure if Kennybobby is still around... But this "firm pull" method isn't working for me. I wonder if someone might chime in with a suggestion for removing the disks.

I have new cases and a...
Forum: The Rockies It's all downhill from here... 04-03-2014, 08:17 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,812
Posted By cap
Yes, in the summer, the wind only blows in the...

Yes, in the summer, the wind only blows in the afternoon. :1drink
Forum: The Rockies It's all downhill from here... 03-31-2014, 07:53 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,812
Posted By cap
Top two in my book: Beartooth highway... Chief...

Top two in my book: Beartooth highway... Chief Joseph pass...

Not shabby: the Alt-14 ... Stop and hike in to see the Medicine Wheel.

And if you really want to circle the state, stop in to...
Forum: The Rockies It's all downhill from here... 03-31-2014, 07:30 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 4,715
Posted By cap
I thought the luggage belonged to the Duc? That...

I thought the luggage belonged to the Duc? That pic is really awful. And the one with both helmets on the road is chilling.

It certainly forced me to remember that riding skills regress over...
Forum: Road warriors 03-26-2013, 06:32 AM
Replies: 221
Views: 54,205
Posted By cap
The mileage depends entirely on your use of the...

The mileage depends entirely on your use of the available power. But in cruising mode, 50 mpg is typical. In hooligan mode, I have observed as low as 28 mpg. The tank is listed as 3.2 gallons. ...
Forum: Road warriors 06-30-2012, 09:47 PM
Replies: 1,738
Views: 251,912
Posted By cap
The world's fastest ST

Much has been said about the compromised sport nature of the ST... And how they are too heavy and too expensive.

Consider the B-King ST ABS: a bit over 500 pounds. A Hayabusa engine, achieving...
Forum: Road warriors 07-19-2011, 04:36 PM
Replies: 221
Views: 54,205
Posted By cap
I am 6'5" tall. With 34 inch inseam. I dropped...

I am 6'5" tall. With 34 inch inseam. I dropped the pegs 30mm and also raised the seat a bit when I rebuilt it. So, I have enough leg room on the bike for comfortable touring. However, my feet...
Forum: Road warriors 07-19-2011, 04:24 PM
Replies: 221
Views: 54,205
Posted By cap
No, but I have owned several Russell seats, and I...

No, but I have owned several Russell seats, and I was trying to imitate their design. I built that seat myself, using advice from the web. I paid a professional upholstery shop $80 to make the...
Forum: Road warriors 03-06-2011, 09:06 AM
Replies: 221
Views: 54,205
Posted By cap
Yes, I wasn't being defensive. Rather, your...

Yes, I wasn't being defensive. Rather, your point about the C-Bow racks made me remember that I had been concerned about the strength of my custom racks... And then I did an inadvertent field test...
Forum: Road warriors 03-02-2011, 11:50 PM
Replies: 221
Views: 54,205
Posted By cap
I have tested my mounts to 130mph without...

I have tested my mounts to 130mph without problems. I also dropped my bike in the gravel, at very low speed, and found that the bags act as protectors. :wink: The mounts are solid, showing no...
Forum: Road warriors 02-27-2011, 01:54 PM
Replies: 221
Views: 54,205
Posted By cap
More pics

With the bags installed...

http://www.speedofheat.com/images/B-King/finished_bike4.jpg


http://www.speedofheat.com/images/B-King/sawtooth_small.jpg

...
Forum: Road warriors 02-27-2011, 01:35 PM
Replies: 221
Views: 54,205
Posted By cap
If those had been available last year, I probably...

If those had been available last year, I probably would have bought them rather than fabricate my own. They look great.

Here are some pics of my fabrication effort:
...
Forum: Road warriors 02-25-2011, 07:56 AM
Replies: 221
Views: 54,205
Posted By cap
I used the smoked universal fit lip. Laminar Lip...

I used the smoked universal fit lip. Laminar Lip is actually the brand name. They make several, and the universal fit seems to fit OK on the Vstream windscreen.

Mind you, the lip is only...
Forum: Road warriors 01-28-2011, 05:08 PM
Replies: 221
Views: 54,205
Posted By cap
That's good. Because there is only one model...

That's good. Because there is only one model year available, the 2008! :lol3

My friend Bill bought the non-ABS. After a near miss on a moose over Slumgullion Pass, he wishes he had spent a bit...
Forum: Road warriors 08-11-2010, 06:40 AM
Replies: 221
Views: 54,205
Posted By cap
There is really only one windscreen that performs...

There is really only one windscreen that performs the function implied by the name... National Cylcle's Vstream. I added a laminar lip on top of mine, because I am tall. I still have a full blast...
Forum: Road warriors 07-01-2010, 11:58 AM
Replies: 221
Views: 54,205
Posted By cap
There is a very expensive H&B tailcase mount...

There is a very expensive H&B tailcase mount (http://www.hepco-becker.de/anbauanleitungen/6503519.0101.pdf) that does what you suggest. Since the mounting is cantilevered, it doesn't hold much...
Forum: Road warriors 07-01-2010, 08:59 AM
Replies: 221
Views: 54,205
Posted By cap
And that is precisely why I love this bike. With...

And that is precisely why I love this bike. With more than 170hp on less than 500 lbs., it really rips. But it carries all the luggage one needs for touring. It is a true ST. And people look at...
Forum: Road warriors 06-28-2010, 06:30 AM
Replies: 221
Views: 54,205
Posted By cap
I dropped my pegs about an inch and a quarter. ...

I dropped my pegs about an inch and a quarter. That allowed me to get my knees in. I made several other ergo changes, and the bike makes a nice ST. And it produces a lot of grins per mile. Above...
Forum: The Rockies It's all downhill from here... 05-09-2010, 08:58 AM
Replies: 1,092
Views: 58,104
Posted By cap
Another B-King ST

My Vstrom is piling up the miles... I have been looking for something cheap and different to replace it. The Suzuki B-King is certainly different, and recently the dealers are blowing out the last...
Forum: The Rockies It's all downhill from here... 04-13-2010, 09:02 AM
Replies: 46
Views: 3,411
Posted By cap
Sell it to Darmah, and buy it back a month later....

Sell it to Darmah, and buy it back a month later.

:hide
Forum: The Rockies It's all downhill from here... 04-13-2010, 08:56 AM
Replies: 48
Views: 2,071
Posted By cap
There's always room for more! All you need is a...

There's always room for more! All you need is a cheap foreclosed home in AZ in which to store your overflow. Of course, that means you need to go forth and back several times over the winter to...
Forum: The Rockies It's all downhill from here... 04-03-2010, 11:03 AM
Replies: 67
Views: 4,018
Posted By cap
Taxes are fun

I just bought a new moto from a dealer in San Diego, California. My choices were to have the bike shipped to me, or to go pick it up myself. Since I just happened to have some other business in San...
Forum: Road warriors 03-09-2010, 07:29 AM
Replies: 221
Views: 54,205
Posted By cap
ABS version, $8550 OTD

I just bought one from a dealer in San Diego. I've been waiting for the dealers to finally blow out the remaining stock -- and I wanted to get an ABS model.

I had this notion to create a one-off...
Forum: The Rockies It's all downhill from here... 02-23-2010, 03:56 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 4,156
Posted By cap
The Best of Bozeman

The Imperial Inn. Or, the Not-so-Imperial Inn, as my buddy and I came to call it. Actually, this place has a lot going for it. It is cheap. It has friendly management. The rooms are clean. And...
Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 09-24-2009, 12:58 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 307
Posted By cap
PM'd you

PM'd you
Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 09-23-2009, 09:51 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 307
Posted By cap
Hey, that's a very generous offer. I'll PM you...

Hey, that's a very generous offer. I'll PM you before I head down there again.

Just in case you're busy when I get there, do you have a recommendation for the 2nd best option?
Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 09-23-2009, 09:36 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 307
Posted By cap
PHX Area Tire Mounting?

Greetings from the recently snowed upon Rockies, :wave

I have a home near Queen Creek, south of Phoenix. The house is empty, but I have stashed a few bikes in the garage for winter riding.
...
Forum: The Rockies It's all downhill from here... 09-23-2009, 09:14 AM
Replies: 224
Views: 17,788
Posted By cap
Last Best Place

Trivia Question:

Who coined the phrase, "Last Best Place?"

I believe it was Dan Kemmis, the former mayor of Missoula. Dan performed my marriage ceremony in the Nordic Hall south of town. But,...
Forum: The Rockies It's all downhill from here... 07-08-2009, 08:05 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,260
Posted By cap
My MC is hors de combat. Enjoy, Cap

My MC is hors de combat. Enjoy,

Cap
Forum: The Rockies It's all downhill from here... 06-13-2009, 06:53 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,260
Posted By cap
Hey GiB, long time, etc. Cheers to Malia for...

Hey GiB, long time, etc.

Cheers to Malia for giving back.

And ya gotta hand it to the chrome crowd, they truly understand marketing. "The first taste is free." :lol3

cap
Forum: The Rockies It's all downhill from here... 06-13-2009, 06:47 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 489
Posted By cap
Does that bike have a compression release feature...

Does that bike have a compression release feature to help starting?
Forum: The Rockies It's all downhill from here... 06-09-2009, 04:27 PM
Replies: 72
Views: 4,103
Posted By cap
Just got back...

I just spent the past several days riding in that area. I have to say that it was quite cold for this time of year. I got snowed on in Independence Pass, Lizard Head Pass, and Slumgullion Pass. ...
Forum: The Rockies It's all downhill from here... 06-03-2009, 08:17 AM
Replies: 77
Views: 3,442
Posted By cap
Sounds like fun. But if you only steal the...

Sounds like fun.

But if you only steal the Volvos, they'll still have their Priuses.
Forum: The Rockies It's all downhill from here... 06-03-2009, 06:19 AM
Replies: 77
Views: 3,442
Posted By cap
I agree that this is a good start. At the...

I agree that this is a good start.

At the risk of over-generalizing, I suggest that the behavior of the Boulder County Commissioners is best understood by viewing them as "tribal elders." They...
Forum: The Rockies It's all downhill from here... 06-01-2009, 07:58 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 389
Posted By cap
Lots of options... Depends on where you've been...

Lots of options... Depends on where you've been before Glacier, and how long you have in Yellowstone, and which way you're headed from there.

But, there are some cool things to see in MT. Pick a...
Forum: The Rockies It's all downhill from here... 05-30-2009, 08:16 AM
Replies: 72
Views: 4,103
Posted By cap
The people who voted for them.

The people who voted for them.
Forum: The Rockies It's all downhill from here... 05-22-2009, 07:49 AM
Replies: 77
Views: 3,442
Posted By cap
The thing that bothers me is their sloppy...

The thing that bothers me is their sloppy thinking... I imagine that the commissioners are thinking that there might be some cost for providing emergency services in the remote area. But, the...
Forum: The Rockies It's all downhill from here... 05-21-2009, 07:42 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 538
Posted By cap
I'm also looking for a cheaper way to mount tires...

I'm also looking for a cheaper way to mount tires locally. I just paid $45 to mount one tire at Fort Collins Motorsports. $40 for mounting and $5 for the disposal fee.

And that was taking them a...
Forum: The Rockies It's all downhill from here... 05-21-2009, 05:09 PM
Replies: 77
Views: 3,442
Posted By cap
Me too. Here's how I responded to their...

Me too.

Here's how I responded to their email:
Forum: The Rockies It's all downhill from here... 05-19-2009, 10:57 AM
Replies: 77
Views: 3,442
Posted By cap
I'm just guessing here, but it seems to me that...

I'm just guessing here, but it seems to me that the Boulder County commissioners might be more favorably disposed towards this initiative if the letters mentioned multiple use: bicycles, hikers,...
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