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Forum: Ride reports Today, 01:00 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 990
Posted By aaronrkelly
After hanging out in Virgina City we headed back...

After hanging out in Virgina City we headed back to the hotel.....some beer was drunk.....some sleep was had.

Woke up early and headed home.

Now on the way out we ran I80 the whole way......and...
Forum: Ride reports Today, 12:44 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 990
Posted By aaronrkelly
Our last full day in Reno was a couple guided...

Our last full day in Reno was a couple guided rides with many of our friends.

We rolled around Lake Tahoe.....wow is that some beautiful sheeeit.

Grabbed this photo at Volkshelm.
...
Forum: Ride reports Today, 12:33 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 990
Posted By aaronrkelly
After this we hammered down and headed back to...

After this we hammered down and headed back to Reno.

Remember Donner Pass when I crossed it earlier.

Well it wasnt raining this time......but it was even colder....clocked in 1 degree lower at...
Forum: Ride reports Today, 12:27 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 990
Posted By aaronrkelly
I had kinda wanted to get IN the ocean......but...

I had kinda wanted to get IN the ocean......but man that water was cold when I was going across it to The Rock.

So I pull up trusty Goog maps......and dial me in something interesting.

Golden...
Forum: Ride reports Today, 12:18 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 990
Posted By aaronrkelly
Next on my list of cool Frisco shit to see......I...

Next on my list of cool Frisco shit to see......I wanted to ride a cable car.
...
Forum: Ride reports Yesterday, 11:55 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 990
Posted By aaronrkelly
I didnt even get into prices or "options" with my...

I didnt even get into prices or "options" with my girl.

Joe said he was quoted $200 for services......not sure what that included. Each girl works and prices independently.

Snake Alley is good...
Forum: Ride reports Yesterday, 11:46 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 990
Posted By aaronrkelly
Most of the reason I enjoy looking at old shitty...

Most of the reason I enjoy looking at old shitty jails........is I work in an old shitty jail.

My facility was built in 1939.

Alcatraz was converted to a prison in 1934.

The systems, keys...
Forum: Ride reports Yesterday, 11:34 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 990
Posted By aaronrkelly
This was easily the highlight of my trip......an...

This was easily the highlight of my trip......an amazing place to walk around.
...
Forum: Ride reports Yesterday, 10:08 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 990
Posted By aaronrkelly
Back when I new I was going to Reno.....I was...

Back when I new I was going to Reno.....I was almost certain Id end up in SF.

......and remember I cant get enough prisons.

I bought tickets to Alcatraz months in advance.....just assuming I...
Forum: Ride reports Yesterday, 10:05 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 990
Posted By aaronrkelly
Oh man did it feel good to come out of those...

Oh man did it feel good to come out of those mountains into some sunshine.

No pictures.....but we stopped along the interstate real close to SF to take our rain gear off.

Highway patrol pulled...
Forum: Ride reports Yesterday, 02:13 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 990
Posted By aaronrkelly
When we woke up it was cooler (remember Ive...

When we woke up it was cooler (remember Ive completely fucked the goat here and left my leather jacket and cold weather gear at home).

But it was still mid 60s....plenty warm enough - off we go...
Forum: Ride reports Yesterday, 02:02 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 990
Posted By aaronrkelly
https://fbcdn-sphotos-a-a.akamaihd.net/hphotos-ak-...

https://fbcdn-sphotos-a-a.akamaihd.net/hphotos-ak-xfp1/v/t1.0-9/s720x720/10151148_10201042874593357_1142861607817040893_n.jpg?oh=5321c962d1407d1066562466e10a989f&oe=54C5B82B&__gda__=1418385874_77d64d7...
Forum: Ride reports Yesterday, 01:52 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 990
Posted By aaronrkelly
So me and Joe are running WAY early. Lets look...

So me and Joe are running WAY early. Lets look around Reno today and run into San Francisco tomorrow.

I run over the the Victory dealer and buy a shirt....now what?

Guess lets see the whore...
Forum: Ride reports 09-11-2014, 03:19 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 990
Posted By aaronrkelly
With the salt flats checked off I got nothing...

With the salt flats checked off I got nothing left to see or do until I get to Reno......so back on the slab. Came across a couple guys going the same way we are at the Bonneville Salt Flats so we...
Forum: Ride reports 09-11-2014, 03:10 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 990
Posted By aaronrkelly
So.....yeah there was a prison......and a...

So.....yeah there was a prison......and a gorge......and Temple Square......but now Im getting to some stuff I really wanted to see.
...
Forum: Ride reports 09-11-2014, 02:57 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 990
Posted By aaronrkelly
Where in Iowa are you from?

Where in Iowa are you from?
Forum: Ride reports 09-11-2014, 02:52 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 990
Posted By aaronrkelly
After the Gorge we stopped at a little bar and...

After the Gorge we stopped at a little bar and got something to eat.....and regrouped.

It was later afternoon - sun about to go down.

Hammer on to Reno.....but we dont have to be there for 3...
Forum: Ride reports 09-11-2014, 02:29 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 990
Posted By aaronrkelly
At Green River we stop for gas.....and see signs...

At Green River we stop for gas.....and see signs for Flaming Gorge. At this point we have about 955 miles on.....and roughly 18 hours in the saddle.

We go over to the "tourist center" and find...
Forum: Ride reports 09-11-2014, 02:20 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 990
Posted By aaronrkelly
So after an hour its a few degrees warmer.....Im...

So after an hour its a few degrees warmer.....Im a bit drier and we are back on the road.


......and we come across Wyoming Territorial Prison. Ive got 13 years and counting in...
Forum: Ride reports 09-11-2014, 02:12 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 990
Posted By aaronrkelly
Joes a hell of a guy.....and is one of the rare...

Joes a hell of a guy.....and is one of the rare few people that I can ride with. We seem to want to stop and see the same stuff.....we both ride long distances.....stop infrequently and are...
Forum: Ride reports 09-11-2014, 01:47 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 990
Posted By aaronrkelly
Ok....got that quick summary knocked out - not...

Ok....got that quick summary knocked out - not sure why I felt I needed to but I was looking thru old pictures and just thought Id toss em up.

On with THIS year.

I bought a new bike.....my...
Forum: Ride reports 09-11-2014, 01:35 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 990
Posted By aaronrkelly
Trying to wear my motorcycle out - this year in review....so far

My lifes plans are to be a motorcycle hobo when I retire....really only returning home to pay bills, poop and plan my next trip.

Until I retire though.....I have a job, kids, a club, Im union...
Forum: Road warriors 09-04-2014, 04:26 PM
Replies: 1,996
Views: 272,306
Posted By aaronrkelly
Ive always thought Vic should come out with...

Ive always thought Vic should come out with something to compete with the Sportster......and honestly I THINK they did. I believe the Indian Scout WAS going to be a Victory offering and was...
Forum: Road warriors 09-04-2014, 02:27 PM
Replies: 1,996
Views: 272,306
Posted By aaronrkelly
Nice looking bike - good to see people still...

Nice looking bike - good to see people still appreciating the "older" Vic 92s. Ive got a 99 in my garage I pull out and ride every once in awhile. Good bikes - less "futuristic"/more classic...
Forum: Road warriors 08-17-2014, 03:02 PM
Replies: 1,996
Views: 272,306
Posted By aaronrkelly
Luggage capacity ...I've had both. Not...

Luggage capacity ...I've had both.

Not exaggerating when I say I took everything from my crammed Vision (no trunk...it lived in my garage most of the time I owned it) and put it in *1* of the...
Forum: Face plant 07-27-2014, 11:11 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 3,132
Posted By aaronrkelly
Two in such a short time can really ratttle ya a...

Two in such a short time can really ratttle ya a bit, huh.

I was about the same.

Rode 7+ years with not a single incident.

Then I had a low speed get off on my dual sport on a gravel...
Forum: Road warriors 06-20-2014, 12:15 AM
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Views: 272,306
Posted By aaronrkelly
Ned Kelly - where was that at?

Ned Kelly - where was that at?
Forum: Road warriors 06-11-2014, 06:34 PM
Replies: 1,996
Views: 272,306
Posted By aaronrkelly
......and if you'd spend about $1400 to $1600 on...

......and if you'd spend about $1400 to $1600 on the motor on your Vision you'd have even MORE power. I ran a VFC3, Lloyds cams and air filter on my Vision and got about 107HP......up from about...
Forum: Equipment 06-05-2014, 09:59 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 2,538
Posted By aaronrkelly
Spinning?.....not so much. There is a little...

Spinning?.....not so much.

There is a little bit of "play" in the arms that allows for some slight rotation, depending on the size of your phone.

Imagine if the arms are at their widest.....it...
Forum: Road warriors 05-29-2014, 09:36 PM
Replies: 1,996
Views: 272,306
Posted By aaronrkelly
Just get used to it. I own 3 Vics....its just...

Just get used to it. I own 3 Vics....its just part of it. Sure when everything is perfect, the moon is full, the humidity and temperature are right it wont squeal......but add some rain,...
Forum: Road warriors 05-29-2014, 12:14 AM
Replies: 1,996
Views: 272,306
Posted By aaronrkelly
1 - Yeah.....thats how I do it to. I find IF I...

1 - Yeah.....thats how I do it to. I find IF I put it in 6th its really easy for the speed to creep up and all the sudden Im hauling ass.

2 - Yep.....eBay.....this:
...
Forum: Road warriors 05-25-2014, 06:53 PM
Replies: 1,996
Views: 272,306
Posted By aaronrkelly
Yeah Id assume that to - odd.

Yeah Id assume that to - odd.
Forum: Road warriors 05-25-2014, 05:14 PM
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Views: 272,306
Posted By aaronrkelly
Really? Ive not ridden ALOT of V92s. Mine, my...

Really? Ive not ridden ALOT of V92s. Mine, my uncle has a 2003 V92 Tour.....and I have a buddy that has a 99 V92. None of them vibrate, even the slightest. Honestly my new 13 XC vibrates more,...
Forum: Road warriors 05-25-2014, 03:40 PM
Replies: 1,996
Views: 272,306
Posted By aaronrkelly
Got the old V92 out for a ride yesterday and...

Got the old V92 out for a ride yesterday and havent put it away.....been riding it all weekend.

These are great old bikes. Ive had a Vision and Ive currently got a Cross Country but this is...
Forum: Road warriors 05-24-2014, 08:04 PM
Replies: 1,996
Views: 272,306
Posted By aaronrkelly
I've got no problem filling mine....fills easy,...

I've got no problem filling mine....fills easy, quick and right up to the top. I approach from the left....put the pump nozzle in and squeeze.

Ive got a decent bit of motor work done to my...
Forum: Road warriors 05-13-2014, 10:19 PM
Replies: 1,996
Views: 272,306
Posted By aaronrkelly
+1 on the cams, PCV and dyno (and Im guess you...

+1 on the cams, PCV and dyno (and Im guess you also did the Llloydz air filter).....I also opted for the quarter turn throttle. Really made it perform wonderful. Two up or heavy wind....doesnt...
Forum: Central From Da Nort Woods to the Plane States 05-06-2014, 05:30 AM
Replies: 5,861
Views: 339,978
Posted By aaronrkelly
I had the exact opposite experience. The...

I had the exact opposite experience.

The first 3 recalls my BMW needed I scheduled at Ginas. They said they would order the parts and then call me when they came in. After waiting a month with...
Forum: The Garage 05-05-2014, 01:09 AM
Replies: 94
Views: 8,157
Posted By aaronrkelly
Ive got alot of Crafstman stuff....some of it is...

Ive got alot of Crafstman stuff....some of it is hit and miss.....but the basic tools will be perfectly serviceable for a beginner and I suspect he will have them around for longer then you think.
...
Forum: Equipment 05-04-2014, 10:24 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 2,538
Posted By aaronrkelly
Xgrip user here. Ass over tea kettled my KLR...

Xgrip user here.

Ass over tea kettled my KLR more than a few times.....phone was always right there, still in the XGrip.

Had a 35mph get off on a road bike.....it tumbled....my phone stayed in...
Forum: Equipment 05-04-2014, 10:23 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 3,213
Posted By aaronrkelly
I did the same thing.....low speed get off (like...

I did the same thing.....low speed get off (like 15mph) on a gravel road left my right foot a mess. $28K later.....4 months of missed work and I walked like a pirate for almost a year.

I preached...
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