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Forum: Road warriors 07-20-2014, 02:38 PM
Replies: 412
Views: 43,094
Posted By maydaymike
The Scorchers are also a HD exclusive tire, and...

The Scorchers are also a HD exclusive tire, and are only available at the dealer. Cheapest price I could find is $185 + shipping. (hd part#43250-07b 160/70-17) For that price, you have a few other...
Forum: Road warriors 07-20-2014, 12:52 PM
Replies: 412
Views: 43,094
Posted By maydaymike
Are those bars so you can stand up when you're...

Are those bars so you can stand up when you're off road?
Forum: Road warriors 07-20-2014, 10:44 AM
Replies: 412
Views: 43,094
Posted By maydaymike
My '14 Street Bob came with the Scorchers. I've...

My '14 Street Bob came with the Scorchers. I've got about 4,000 miles on it, and the rear has maybe 2,000 left on it, if I'm lucky. I think I'm going to try a Michelin Commander II. :cry $165...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 07-13-2014, 12:28 PM
Replies: 31,624
Views: 7,730,003
Posted By maydaymike
That sounds like entrapment to me!

That sounds like entrapment to me!
Forum: Road warriors 06-12-2014, 05:36 AM
Replies: 412
Views: 43,094
Posted By maydaymike
Humph... i prefer to think of it as Bad-ass...

Humph... i prefer to think of it as Bad-ass Beige. :lol3
Forum: Road warriors 06-11-2014, 09:59 AM
Replies: 412
Views: 43,094
Posted By maydaymike
The seat is a Mustang Wide Vintage Solo. #76117. ...

The seat is a Mustang Wide Vintage Solo. #76117. I bought the bike from Scott at Rider's HD in Trussville.

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Forum: Road warriors 06-10-2014, 06:25 PM
Replies: 412
Views: 43,094
Posted By maydaymike
http://i239.photobucket.com/albums/ff103/maydaymik...

http://i239.photobucket.com/albums/ff103/maydaymike_album/20140607_095450_zps7bdc15ee.jpg?t=1402363315
Forum: Road warriors 06-05-2014, 05:28 AM
Replies: 412
Views: 43,094
Posted By maydaymike
I got the luggage rack installed yesterday, and...

I got the luggage rack installed yesterday, and the XLX/tracker style bars went on this morning. Much better now. In other news... I got over the 500 mile mark on the way home from work yesterday,...
Forum: Road warriors 06-02-2014, 07:54 PM
Replies: 412
Views: 43,094
Posted By maydaymike
I'm actually impressed with how well the stock...

I'm actually impressed with how well the stock brakes work, now that they are bedded in a little bit. I will probably try the EBC HH pads before I would go to the expense of adding the second rotor,...
Forum: Road warriors 06-02-2014, 10:25 AM
Replies: 412
Views: 43,094
Posted By maydaymike
I noticed that too . The laced wheel on my...

I noticed that too . The laced wheel on my Street Bob is already drilled and tapped for a second rotor too. Not sure about the Switchback wheel.


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Forum: Road warriors 06-01-2014, 04:14 PM
Replies: 412
Views: 43,094
Posted By maydaymike
The photos don't show the color too well. It's...

The photos don't show the color too well. It's actually "sand cammo denim". I wouldn't wish that seat on my worst enemy, but if you really want it, I'll keep you in mind.
Forum: Road warriors 06-01-2014, 07:36 AM
Replies: 412
Views: 43,094
Posted By maydaymike
http://i239.photobucket.com/albums/ff103/maydaymik...

http://i239.photobucket.com/albums/ff103/maydaymike_album/20140601_092426_zps8c9ccc66.jpg

Reflectors removed, nostalgic grips and early panhead style tank badges added. I have some XLX/1200R...
Forum: Road warriors 05-31-2014, 07:47 PM
Replies: 412
Views: 43,094
Posted By maydaymike
I ordered the bike through the HD-1 program with...

I ordered the bike through the HD-1 program with the pull back bars mostly so that the cables and hoses would be shorter than if the normal 'mini apes were installed. I expected that I would have to...
Forum: Road warriors 05-31-2014, 05:28 PM
Replies: 412
Views: 43,094
Posted By maydaymike
:wings:wings:wings We picked up the new...

:wings:wings:wings

We picked up the new Street Bob today. I think I'm really going to like it. Stock "seat" is pretty bad. I ordered a Mustang wide vintage solo for it as soon as I got home. ...
Forum: Road warriors 05-10-2014, 03:11 PM
Replies: 412
Views: 43,094
Posted By maydaymike
:wings:wings:wings New Street Bob ordered! We...

:wings:wings:wings New Street Bob ordered! We should be able to pick it up on the 31st.
Forum: Road warriors 05-08-2014, 08:50 PM
Replies: 412
Views: 43,094
Posted By maydaymike
It has sort of a sheen to it in the sun that you...

It has sort of a sheen to it in the sun that you can make out in the second photo. It really does look better in person. Added bonus is that it's sort of dirt colored... shouldn't have to wash it,...
Forum: Ride reports 05-08-2014, 08:47 PM
Replies: 336
Views: 35,143
Posted By maydaymike
http://i239.photobucket.com/albums/ff103/maydaymik...

http://i239.photobucket.com/albums/ff103/maydaymike_album/20140110_215702_zpsc8f08024.jpg

Do I win first prize? :lol3 Great to see you active again Denis! Looking forward to reading the ride...
Forum: Road warriors 05-08-2014, 08:16 PM
Replies: 412
Views: 43,094
Posted By maydaymike
Going down on Saturday to order a new Street Bob...

Going down on Saturday to order a new Street Bob through the HD-1 customization program. Getting the lower bars (looks to be the same one that come on the Super glide custom) and mid controls. ...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 01-14-2014, 06:03 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,986
Posted By maydaymike
Progressive is funny about some bikes. I had my...

Progressive is funny about some bikes. I had my PC800 insured through them from 2000-2008 for a reasonable premium. They didn't much care for my new 2007 Wee-Strom, as the premium on that for the...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 01-14-2014, 05:44 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,986
Posted By maydaymike
I have 100/300/50 liability, 1000 deductible...

I have 100/300/50 liability, 1000 deductible collision, and 500 deductible comprehensive on three bikes. 2013 Triumph Bonneville, 2010 Bonneville, and a 1991 250 Nighthawk. Actually, the deductibles...
Forum: The Garage 10-19-2013, 09:30 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 3,069
Posted By maydaymike
All you need to do is cut the string a few rows...

All you need to do is cut the string a few rows longer than you want the finished product to be. Remove the extra rows of beads after cutting, and then tie off the excess string. Then you can...
Forum: Road warriors 09-26-2013, 05:52 AM
Replies: 737
Views: 244,953
Posted By maydaymike
Wadda you want... I've washed it TWICE already...

Wadda you want... I've washed it TWICE already this year! :D
Forum: Road warriors 09-22-2013, 09:07 AM
Replies: 737
Views: 244,953
Posted By maydaymike
Here's mine loaded up for the Dragon Raid last...

Here's mine loaded up for the Dragon Raid last weekend.

http://i239.photobucket.com/albums/ff103/maydaymike_album/20130911_190414_zpsf8788be8.jpg

And one of Mrs. Mayday's new bike.
...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 09-22-2013, 08:46 AM
Replies: 31,624
Views: 7,730,003
Posted By maydaymike
He uses it to haul his camping stuff. I saw it at...

He uses it to haul his camping stuff. I saw it at the Triumph rat raid last weekend. He was talking about adding a nose cone and fins to make it resemble a bomb. :lol3 Fitting, as the bike has a...
Forum: Beasts 09-11-2013, 03:57 PM
Replies: 21,116
Views: 6,075,970
Posted By maydaymike
I noticed the same thing when I put 705's on my...

I noticed the same thing when I put 705's on my Bonneville. After experimenting with tire pressure, I ended up moving the fork tubes up in the triple clamps a little bit (10mm or so). That made it...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 07-11-2013, 08:18 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 5,147
Posted By maydaymike
:lol3 The same thing happened to me a few...

:lol3

The same thing happened to me a few weeks ago. Triumph dealer... fork oil... Mrs. Maydaymike rides home on a new Bonneville! Future fork oil purchases will be made from Amazon. :bluduh ...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 05-18-2013, 11:09 AM
Replies: 31,624
Views: 7,730,003
Posted By maydaymike
I always thought that they rode side by side so...

I always thought that they rode side by side so that they could hold hands. :wink:
Forum: Equipment 09-20-2012, 08:37 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 3,133
Posted By maydaymike
I used to get 14-15 k on the rears on my PC800,...

I used to get 14-15 k on the rears on my PC800, and 9-10k on the Wee-Strom. The one that I ran on the front of the Wee had 31k (miles!) on it when I took it off. It still had some tread left on it,...
Forum: Road warriors 09-12-2012, 06:44 PM
Replies: 116
Views: 8,664
Posted By maydaymike
Another vote for 2001-up Triumph Bonneville. $4k...

Another vote for 2001-up Triumph Bonneville. $4k Bonnies are kind of rare, but they are out there if you look. I picked up this 2001 (2 owners, 8600 miles) for the wife last weekend for $3800.
...
Forum: Road warriors 09-11-2012, 09:08 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,014
Posted By maydaymike
Mine is a little bit abrupt just off idle, but...

Mine is a little bit abrupt just off idle, but it's easy to get used to. It's not any worse than my Wee-Strom was.
Forum: The Garage 07-31-2012, 08:26 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 18,590
Posted By maydaymike
I have a 6 year old one that is still cranking...

I have a 6 year old one that is still cranking fine in my diesel Benz. It recently started right up after nearly a year of sitting.
Forum: Equipment 07-25-2012, 06:01 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,642
Posted By maydaymike
I've used Dennis Kirk the last few times.

I've used Dennis Kirk the last few times.
Forum: Road warriors 05-27-2012, 04:41 PM
Replies: 71
Views: 12,786
Posted By maydaymike
One of my buddys took the tupperware off of his...

One of my buddys took the tupperware off of his ST to paint it one spring, , then mounted the gauges and lights back on it and rode it naked all summer. He used a trash bag and duct tape to protect...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 05-07-2012, 08:21 PM
Replies: 150
Views: 8,472
Posted By maydaymike
26k on 2 wheels in the past year, and less than...

26k on 2 wheels in the past year, and less than 5k on 4 wheels. 115 mile round trip commute really runs up the mileage.
Forum: Beasts 05-06-2012, 07:07 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 2,677
Posted By maydaymike
Yay... Another Triumph Bonneville thread...:clap

Yay... Another Triumph Bonneville thread...:clap
Forum: Equipment 04-28-2012, 08:21 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 2,303
Posted By maydaymike
6-01 and 215 also. I just got a large Nomad....

6-01 and 215 also. I just got a large Nomad. It's a little tight across the shoulders when both liners are in, but perfect without the thicker insulated liner. The XL size was way too loose even...
Forum: Road warriors 04-20-2012, 05:31 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 10,224
Posted By maydaymike
I used a knock off of the Triumph racks...

I used a knock off of the Triumph racks (available from losi3030 on e-bay) and mounted seahorse cases with homemade pucks made from a plastic cutting board. ...
Forum: Road warriors 03-27-2012, 08:11 PM
Replies: 776
Views: 160,906
Posted By maydaymike
Unless something new has popped up in the last...

Unless something new has popped up in the last few years, Hagon is the only game in town for PC800 shocks, other than OEM. Not going to be air adjustible though. Maybe the air shocks from a newer HD...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 02-25-2012, 09:21 AM
Replies: 56
Views: 4,817
Posted By maydaymike
I rode an Aprilla at the Honda Hoot several years...

I rode an Aprilla at the Honda Hoot several years ago, and the guy leading the ride warned 'no wheelies past second gear!'
Forum: Equipment 01-28-2012, 02:59 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 778
Posted By maydaymike
It flows more air than my old N102.

It flows more air than my old N102.
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