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Forum: Alaska 07-28-2014, 10:46 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 595
Posted By AK650
Tough break, but hey, it could have turned out a...

Tough break, but hey, it could have turned out a lot worse. As with aircraft, any motorcycle mishap you walk away from, is a good one! :)

Jeff
Forum: Alaska 07-28-2014, 10:31 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,035
Posted By AK650
+1 Bear spray is fine and dandy, if it's a...

+1

Bear spray is fine and dandy, if it's a grizzly, and it's downwind of you. Problem being, you'll likely never see or encounter a downwind bear, as they'll have scented you, and left the area...
Forum: Alaska 07-27-2014, 09:39 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,035
Posted By AK650
Bug nets, heated vest & gloves. Hope you...

Bug nets, heated vest & gloves.

Hope you guys have a great trip!

Jeff
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 07-27-2014, 04:08 PM
Replies: 3,922
Views: 353,385
Posted By AK650
Just to show that you're a ignorant windbag, that...

Just to show that you're a ignorant windbag, that thinks he's superior, I'll respond. I've been riding Harley's since around 1990, and on my third one. I'm also on my second BMW. Have had both a H-D...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 07-27-2014, 09:16 AM
Replies: 3,922
Views: 353,385
Posted By AK650
"Originally Posted by 390beretta View Post ...

"Originally Posted by 390beretta View Post
Dakez, you know I often agree with you.....but in this case, I think you're way off base. Harley riders don't want to ride with "us" because they might be...
Forum: Ride reports 07-27-2014, 08:23 AM
Replies: 45
Views: 3,986
Posted By AK650
Great ride and ride report!! :thumb Jeff

Great ride and ride report!! :thumb

Jeff
Forum: Parallel Universe 07-26-2014, 08:59 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 732
Posted By AK650
You're welcome Pat. When you re-install the...

You're welcome Pat. When you re-install the factory C clips that hold the instrument cluster in place, have a good grip on them with a pair of pliers. If you try to simply push them back on with your...
Forum: Americas 07-26-2014, 10:05 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 2,377
Posted By AK650
Wow, glad you're OK, and didn't let it sour your...

Wow, glad you're OK, and didn't let it sour your Alaskan experience. A winning attitude makes all the difference. Get a good checkup, and document everything.

Speaking from experience, be very...
Forum: Parallel Universe 07-26-2014, 07:42 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 732
Posted By AK650
Nope. It's a piece of cake to install. Great...

Nope. It's a piece of cake to install. Great windscreen, and a nice platform to mount accessories, switches, etc...

Jeff
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 07-25-2014, 06:30 AM
Replies: 3,922
Views: 353,385
Posted By AK650
His Sportster was a 2008 XL1200 not a 2014...

His Sportster was a 2008 XL1200 not a 2014 Superlow T. The 2014 F650GS is 430#. Look it up.

Jeff
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 07-24-2014, 09:42 PM
Replies: 3,922
Views: 353,385
Posted By AK650
"I suspect that big 700-800 lbs. bikes just...

"I suspect that big 700-800 lbs. bikes just aren't that much fun to ride."

I suspect you have no idea what you're talking about.


"I would be happy to ride a big Road King, but I just sold my...
Forum: Alaska 07-24-2014, 09:15 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 443
Posted By AK650
"I haven't seen this guy on the right around for...

"I haven't seen this guy on the right around for a long time. Some of you will recognize him."

Looks like GA. Haven't seen him in a while either. Wish that I was in town to catch the...
Forum: Parallel Universe 07-24-2014, 06:31 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 573
Posted By AK650
Grog, I seriously doubt that there's any...

Grog,

I seriously doubt that there's any difference in mounting the Scott's to a GS or a GSA. Safest bet would be a quick email to Scott's. They are very helpful both on the phone, and via email....
Forum: Alaska 07-21-2014, 08:30 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 339
Posted By AK650
Free camping at the House of Harley. All brands...

Free camping at the House of Harley. All brands are welcome, they don't care what you ride.

Jeff
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 07-20-2014, 09:10 AM
Replies: 158
Views: 11,374
Posted By AK650
+1 This thread has way too many gritty...

+1

This thread has way too many gritty kitties......holy shit people, get a life, and ride!

Jeff
Forum: Parallel Universe 07-16-2014, 07:20 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 3,327
Posted By AK650
Thanks Tom!:thumb Jeff

Thanks Tom!:thumb

Jeff
Forum: Parallel Universe 07-16-2014, 07:16 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 684
Posted By AK650
Cool. I figured it was something like that. Glad...

Cool. I figured it was something like that. Glad we're back on the same page.:thumb

Jeff
Forum: Parallel Universe 07-16-2014, 07:14 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 684
Posted By AK650
It does help. Thanks Snowy! Jeff

It does help. Thanks Snowy!

Jeff
Forum: Parallel Universe 07-15-2014, 11:10 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 684
Posted By AK650
Not the same thing at all. The diameter of the...

Not the same thing at all. The diameter of the tire, determines the rotational speed of the tire/wheel assembly. You have to figure in the aspect ratio of the tife as well. An 18" tire does not...
Forum: Parallel Universe 07-15-2014, 10:04 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 684
Posted By AK650
Wheel size, should be irrelevant for ABS, it's...

Wheel size, should be irrelevant for ABS, it's the diameter of the tire, that will change things.

Thanks to all that have chimed in so far, BTW.

Jeff
Forum: Alaska 07-15-2014, 09:51 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,528
Posted By AK650
Damn good thing you were on your toes, and caught...

Damn good thing you were on your toes, and caught that. Dry rot on the hose? Maybe the rubber hose from that era, not feeling the love of todays fuel blends?? Anyway, glad your bike didn't burst into...
Forum: Alaska 07-15-2014, 09:47 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,528
Posted By AK650
When we picked it up off it's side, and I pushed...

When we picked it up off it's side, and I pushed it to the side of the road, I could feel that the steeper rake/reduced trail, made it steer a lot quicker! It should really fall into a turn now!:D If...
Forum: Parallel Universe 07-14-2014, 06:47 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 807
Posted By AK650
And it's "tamper proof", with a special tool...

And it's "tamper proof", with a special tool required to remove it. Cant recall ever having anyone "tamper" with my oil dipstick! :ear

I'd like a simple, metal replacement as well Dean.

Jeff
Forum: Parallel Universe 07-13-2014, 11:25 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 684
Posted By AK650
Didn't mean for the wheel size to be figured into...

Didn't mean for the wheel size to be figured into the equation. Merely used it to differentiate between the two wheel sets. My main question is, will the different rotors(with different wear...
Forum: Parallel Universe 07-13-2014, 09:45 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 684
Posted By AK650
on/off road wheels...brakes too?

Not really a F800 specific issue, but figured a few F800 riders do this. If mods want it moved, please do.

Question is; say you have a set of 18/21 wheels/tires for mostly off pavement, and 17/19...
Forum: Parallel Universe 07-13-2014, 09:02 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 3,327
Posted By AK650
Keith, A set of Hyperpro springs, and 7.5wt...

Keith,

A set of Hyperpro springs, and 7.5wt oil, cut the nose dive in my '13 in half. About $200. I weigh 250# all geared up, and made a big difference over the ball point pen spring that comes...
Forum: Parallel Universe 07-13-2014, 07:42 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 2,252
Posted By AK650
Twisted Throttle brackets arrived, and installed...

Twisted Throttle brackets arrived, and installed them last night. Easy 2 beer install. Looks just like the photos in F8Davids post, so I won't be redundant. They are hell for stout brackets. Formed...
Forum: Parallel Universe 07-12-2014, 07:37 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 3,327
Posted By AK650
I'll ask the question one more time, and then...

I'll ask the question one more time, and then drop it. What is the service interval, and what does it involve?

Jeff
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 07-12-2014, 07:21 AM
Replies: 158
Views: 11,374
Posted By AK650
Here's thought. Why not just concentrate on the...

Here's thought. Why not just concentrate on the ride, and spend less time wringing your hands over silly shit like who waves, and who doesn't. Or the even more abstract, how they wave, or how they...
Forum: Parallel Universe 07-11-2014, 07:23 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 3,327
Posted By AK650
Tom, Just wanted to pose this question once...

Tom,

Just wanted to pose this question once more, in case it was missed the first time.

Thanks,

Jeff
Forum: Ride reports 07-11-2014, 07:13 AM
Replies: 180
Views: 17,892
Posted By AK650
From a transplanted PA boy, great RR guys! It's...

From a transplanted PA boy, great RR guys! It's quite obvious, that you truly appreciate what you're experiencing. Nice job!

Jeff
Forum: Parallel Universe 07-08-2014, 10:25 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 3,327
Posted By AK650
Thanks for the info Tom! How often will the...

Thanks for the info Tom! How often will the cartridges(dampening oil, nitrogen gas, etc...) need to be serviced?

Jeff
Forum: Alaska 07-06-2014, 10:18 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 407
Posted By AK650
That's a ballsy ride....I'm humbled! Jeff

That's a ballsy ride....I'm humbled!

Jeff
Forum: Parallel Universe 07-05-2014, 09:34 PM
Replies: 66
Views: 3,711
Posted By AK650
"Your dealership sounds like its run by a bunch...

"Your dealership sounds like its run by a bunch of clowns."

+1 Duffs. Clowns, or at the minimum, amateurs. I'd look elsewhere, no matter what. If they're that inept on the sales end, I can't...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 07-05-2014, 09:21 PM
Replies: 87
Views: 5,090
Posted By AK650
" but if the worst case scenario is not...

" but if the worst case scenario is not acceptable to you, you shouldn't be on a bike , because everybody thinks "it won't happen to ME..." And some of them turn out to be very clearly mistaken."
...
Forum: Parallel Universe 07-05-2014, 07:39 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 3,116
Posted By AK650
Maybe the pretty red spring, is the "suspension...

Maybe the pretty red spring, is the "suspension upgrade". :D

Jeff
Forum: Alaska 07-04-2014, 03:26 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,528
Posted By AK650
:rofl

:rofl
Forum: Alaska 07-04-2014, 11:50 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,528
Posted By AK650
All of the oil had probably leaked out, so...

All of the oil had probably leaked out, so nothing flammable in it to burn.:D

Jeff
Forum: Alaska 07-04-2014, 10:11 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,528
Posted By AK650
That'll buff right out!:D Jeff

That'll buff right out!:D

Jeff
Forum: Parallel Universe 07-03-2014, 11:48 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 2,252
Posted By AK650
Looks like the Twisted Throttle light brackets...

Looks like the Twisted Throttle light brackets are now in stock. I just ordered a set.

Jeff
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