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Forum: Beasts 02-03-2010, 06:51 PM
Replies: 89
Views: 6,404
Posted By Skvarki
get the 09, warranty peace of mind

+1 on the 09, you get the upgrades and if you're worried you get the full 2 year warranty. Anything can leave you stranded which is why I have AAA for extra peace of mind.

The only problem I have...
Forum: Beasts 10-22-2009, 11:51 PM
Replies: 404
Views: 38,336
Posted By Skvarki
Yea, I really hope Buell can spin this into a...

Yea, I really hope Buell can spin this into a rebirth or a new company or whatever. The last thing we need is more innovation killed forever by a short sighted dysfunctional business model.

I'll...
Forum: Beasts 05-24-2009, 11:40 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,387
Posted By Skvarki
Sounds like another solution for a problem that...

Sounds like another solution for a problem that doesn't exist...
Forum: Equipment 05-14-2009, 06:49 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 3,600
Posted By Skvarki
+1 for the Big Ears. I like that they can be...

+1 for the Big Ears. I like that they can be washed and they don't make my ears sore as bad as the disposable ones.
Forum: Beasts 05-07-2009, 08:28 PM
Replies: 121
Views: 8,132
Posted By Skvarki
Another thing to consider is maintenance, the...

Another thing to consider is maintenance, the Uly is quite low with the belt. No more tensioning/oiling vs. a chain that should be checked and oiled every few hundred miles. True, belts have...
Forum: Equipment 05-06-2009, 07:50 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 474
Posted By Skvarki
I think you'll probably have to try a couple of...

I think you'll probably have to try a couple of different positions till you find what's optimum for you , ie higher or lower until you find the ideal height.

Wind protection is a black art but...
Forum: Beasts 05-04-2009, 09:26 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 2,323
Posted By Skvarki
Tiger I would save up and get the technical...

Tiger I would save up and get the technical manual as soon as you can. It's nice to have an excellent reference beside you on the garage floor to double check if you're not sure. It'll give you the...
Forum: Canada 05-03-2009, 09:24 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,284
Posted By Skvarki
No, they hit you later with a surprise "custom...

No, they hit you later with a surprise "custom brokerage" bill in the mail. Not as big a theft as UPS but still a burn. USPS or nothing for me, I've been screwed too many times.
Forum: Equipment 05-02-2009, 07:56 AM
Replies: 217
Views: 54,219
Posted By Skvarki
What do you guys use to protect the feet on your...

What do you guys use to protect the feet on your Kermits, that looks like a good idea...
Forum: Equipment 04-27-2009, 05:44 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 9,483
Posted By Skvarki
How to clean rust off a knife?

Just wondering if anyone has any idea how to clean rust off a knife. I have a little Opinel that I like and must have gotten it wet so there's a bit of rust on it now. I tried vinegar+baking soda,...
Forum: Equipment 04-27-2009, 05:21 PM
Replies: 217
Views: 54,219
Posted By Skvarki
+1, that's how I pack my Kermit, tent and pad...

+1, that's how I pack my Kermit, tent and pad too.

I don't really see any Kool-Aid just common sense and comfort in it. I like that the Kermit has no plastic on it and I know it's going to last....
Forum: Vendors 04-26-2009, 01:44 PM
Replies: 694
Views: 158,915
Posted By Skvarki
Great idea and simplicity, just wondering if it...

Great idea and simplicity, just wondering if it would work on gasoline?
Forum: Beasts 04-24-2009, 06:30 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 4,796
Posted By Skvarki
IIRC if you research the S/N you can tell. I...

IIRC if you research the S/N you can tell. I think if the 5th or 9th letter or something is a J the bike was made in Thailand. Seems like Triumph is very discreet about what's made where but I do...
Forum: Beasts 04-18-2009, 02:58 PM
Replies: 4,563
Views: 965,349
Posted By Skvarki
Here's a shot at an image post [ I should know by...

Here's a shot at an image post [ I should know by now], riding in Montana with my 07 Uly. The GF named her "Summer", appropriate here in the heat for sure. Can't wait to add a couple more farkles...
Forum: Vendors 04-18-2009, 01:50 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 5,118
Posted By Skvarki
Sent you a pm, for a clear Justi outer...:ear

Sent you a pm, for a clear Justi outer...:ear
Forum: Canada 04-08-2009, 10:54 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,301
Posted By Skvarki
Interesting interview... typical self involved...

Interesting interview... typical self involved hollywood weirdo.
Forum: Beasts 03-30-2009, 10:06 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 3,838
Posted By Skvarki
DON'T buy one. I have one and love it. The...

DON'T buy one.

I have one and love it. The Uly stands out from the crowd so I would prefer if it stayed that way...
Forum: Beasts 03-12-2009, 04:33 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 2,621
Posted By Skvarki
Hey ep, I live east of Edmonton and I go riding...

Hey ep, I live east of Edmonton and I go riding NE quite a bit so let me know if you want to go for a ride sometime.

I have soft and hard, but I keep going back to soft. Lighter, safer and...
Forum: Beasts 03-12-2009, 04:25 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 3,443
Posted By Skvarki
Id be very very careful, it sounds like a Guzzi...

Id be very very careful, it sounds like a Guzzi might be easy to get addicted to.... just buy the darn thing!
Forum: Beasts 03-12-2009, 04:16 PM
Replies: 86
Views: 7,994
Posted By Skvarki
I agree with the previous posters about farkling....

I agree with the previous posters about farkling. Farkle it, make it your own and then take stock of where you're at with it. You got an awesome bike to work with.

That being said if you're not...
Forum: Canada 03-08-2009, 12:26 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 2,120
Posted By Skvarki
Great thread idea!! I really enjoy reading...

Great thread idea!!

I really enjoy reading them too, there's a few I know of I'll post later on.
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 03-07-2009, 12:00 PM
Replies: 434
Views: 73,754
Posted By Skvarki
+1, I enjoy a good rain when I'm dry in my gear...

+1, I enjoy a good rain when I'm dry in my gear or nice and warm in my tent!!
Forum: Thumpers 03-01-2009, 11:06 PM
Replies: 5,805
Views: 1,058,160
Posted By Skvarki
I've been coming back to American stuff [Buell]...

I've been coming back to American stuff [Buell] after a Japanese [Suzuki], Thai [Triumph], German [BMW] manufactured hiatus and they've all been generally close to each other quality and reliability...
Forum: Australia 02-19-2009, 11:07 PM
Replies: 618
Views: 31,746
Posted By Skvarki
I shut the smokes down a few days ago, gonna try...

I shut the smokes down a few days ago, gonna try and make it stick this time. All that matters now is to breathe well and feel good. :1drink

I've tried almost everything in the past, this time...
Forum: Canada 02-15-2009, 07:52 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 923
Posted By Skvarki
Frankly I'm glad the ducks are getting all the...

Frankly I'm glad the ducks are getting all the hype because it really ticks me off. When I heard about it I called my MLAs office right away to complain. Importantly the issue finally brings some...
Forum: Beasts 12-09-2008, 10:30 PM
Replies: 82
Views: 7,323
Posted By Skvarki
I have an 07X and have had no warranty issues so...

I have an 07X and have had no warranty issues so far w/ 16000k. I don't really worry about it because you get a 2 yr. unlimited mileage with it anyway.

I talked to a mechanic at Heritage HD in...
Forum: Beasts 11-03-2008, 12:12 PM
Replies: 55
Views: 4,733
Posted By Skvarki
Id agree with all said above, for what it's...

Id agree with all said above, for what it's worth I've got about 20k on mine this year and its had no warranty issues at all so far. Mine was a demo and they're superb value imo, saved about 4.5...
Forum: Vendors 10-28-2008, 10:35 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 3,399
Posted By Skvarki
I'd would agree with everyone elses comments. I...

I'd would agree with everyone elses comments. I don't travel without my kermit anymore... simple to set up, nice quality, comfy and packs to a nice size. Just a plug for a great made in america...
Forum: Beasts 09-08-2008, 09:54 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 15,012
Posted By Skvarki
I would really agree with the comment on unique...

I would really agree with the comment on unique with a lot of character, it's just nowhere near boring or ordinary. It's a great bike for taller riders too. All I can say is of the 4 bikes I've...
Forum: Parallel Universe 09-04-2008, 10:07 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 7,028
Posted By Skvarki
Everything's been said pretty much but I would...

Everything's been said pretty much but I would investigate your dealers too. I've found that the dealer/service experience has had a voice in which bikes I've wanted to keep. At some point you...
Forum: Beasts 08-13-2008, 11:13 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,783
Posted By Skvarki
That's too bad the Uly had to go... you're gonna...

That's too bad the Uly had to go... you're gonna miss it. Hell, I miss mine and it's sitting in the garage!

If I was a more practical man I would have figured a way to get it up the two flights...
Forum: Beasts 07-19-2008, 04:57 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,457
Posted By Skvarki
I bought my 07 from a dealer 1200 miles away...

I bought my 07 from a dealer 1200 miles away because my local dealer had no 07 or 08 inventory period. I had the bike shipped to me and no worries. My local dealer is happy with the work and you...
Forum: Beasts 07-19-2008, 09:15 AM
Replies: 101
Views: 23,792
Posted By Skvarki
+1 for Laminar lip

I put a laminar lip on the uly and am very happy with it. Neat how it works cause I wasn't sure what would happen, I am about 6' tall. It's mounted on the stock screen and it is still windy behind...
Forum: Beasts 07-15-2008, 08:22 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,887
Posted By Skvarki
Some good tips there... I like the key placement...

Some good tips there... I like the key placement on the Uly, it feels technical and James Bond to me, kinda like Q put it there so the russians would never find it or something... :D
Forum: Canada 07-15-2008, 08:07 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 420
Posted By Skvarki
hi buell, if you just stay on the alcan you...

hi buell, if you just stay on the alcan you should be fine with scorp syncs but if you take any side trails or back roads you might want to consider fitting pirelli mt60's with a 160 rear on, then...
Forum: Canada 07-15-2008, 07:31 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 746
Posted By Skvarki
that's too bad, you've got 2 chances at a new...

that's too bad, you've got 2 chances at a new bike slim and none... slim left town kind of deal. If the dealer gives you a new one he loses his margin on it and then he's stuck with the used...
Forum: Beasts 07-14-2008, 09:35 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,887
Posted By Skvarki
Move to Canada! Trust me you'll be grateful for...

Move to Canada! Trust me you'll be grateful for every little bit of that wondrous, amazing and comforting bit of heat the Uly puts out on cool mornings and evenings.
Forum: Beasts 07-14-2008, 09:24 AM
Replies: 84
Views: 5,409
Posted By Skvarki
I would agree with tsorl. I live on the prairies...

I would agree with tsorl. I live on the prairies and you do feel a bit of the crosswind but suprisingly it's not as bad as you'd think for a taller bike. It's still quite a bit better than previous...
Forum: Canada 06-18-2008, 05:47 PM
Replies: 396
Views: 31,517
Posted By Skvarki
Hey bora, I sent you a pm if you're still lookin...

Hey bora, I sent you a pm if you're still lookin for a roomy..
Forum: Face plant 05-09-2008, 09:37 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 2,776
Posted By Skvarki
Glad to hear your friend did not get hurt more...

Glad to hear your friend did not get hurt more seriously, i hope he gets well quick.

When I bought my first bike at Walt Healey in Calgary I remember the salesman telling me that he's been riding...
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