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Forum: Pacific Northwet - Where it's green. And wet. 08-24-2014, 09:13 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 671
Posted By cycletlh
In Redmond, OR tonight going to Tri-Cities via...

In Redmond, OR tonight going to Tri-Cities via Prineville then on to Spokane. Will spread the word and keep my eye out as well.
Forum: Canada 08-24-2014, 09:05 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 607
Posted By cycletlh
Thanks for all of the advice! Between...

Thanks for all of the advice!

Between the road construction on Going to the Sun and the weather changing we rerouted and ended up in Reno Nevada. Spokane, WA to Bigfork, MT and Swan Lake...
Forum: Canada 08-14-2014, 10:13 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 607
Posted By cycletlh
If you are not in a hurry I would get to Missoula...

If you are not in a hurry I would get to Missoula then Lolo Pass to Lewiston, ID, Asotin WA, Enterprise OR, Elgin OR to Lagrande then I-84 to Portland. Asotin to Enterprise you go down Rattlesnake...
Forum: Canada 08-14-2014, 06:58 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 607
Posted By cycletlh
Could we ride Hwy 22 to 541 then take 541 west to...

Could we ride Hwy 22 to 541 then take 541 west to 40 then north on 40 to Calgary and stay on pavement?

Looking for my ADV brothers to keep me out of trouble on this trip. While she liked her V...
Forum: Canada 08-14-2014, 06:39 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 607
Posted By cycletlh
Thanks for the heads up on Hwy 40. I need to...

Thanks for the heads up on Hwy 40. I need to stay away from gravel when she is along.

We were on our cruisers and headed north out of Nakusp then east and south around Goat Mountain. Missed...
Forum: Canada 08-14-2014, 06:05 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 607
Posted By cycletlh
Thanks Freakhead, that was exactly the...

Thanks Freakhead, that was exactly the information that I was looking for. Will probably turn north and ride part of the Ice Fields again as we have no problems covering the same ground twice or in...
Forum: Canada 08-13-2014, 11:44 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 607
Posted By cycletlh
To Calgary then ? Route Advice

So the wife and I are heading out next Tuesday Aug 19th for about 6 days. She on her fully farkeled Victory Vision Tour (not sure you can call all the stuff on her bike farkles) and me on my Buell...
Forum: Americas 07-23-2014, 08:58 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 253
Posted By cycletlh
+1 on south from Jasper to Banff, Banff to Golden...

+1 on south from Jasper to Banff, Banff to Golden to Revelstoke, S. to Nakusp and Nelson, enter at Northport or Metaline.

Out of Fields on your way to Golden check out Takakkaw Falls and...
Forum: Beasts 06-10-2014, 08:36 PM
Replies: 64
Views: 7,452
Posted By cycletlh
Try a Buell Ulysses. It will fit you well, your...

Try a Buell Ulysses. It will fit you well, your wife will like the passenger seat, low maintenance, belt drive, you will like it in the twisties and based on your other steeds, it fits your...
Forum: Beasts 05-25-2014, 08:37 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 2,708
Posted By cycletlh
We love to ride BC. Usually we head straight...

We love to ride BC. Usually we head straight north and visit Nakusp. Been awhile since we headed your direction. Almost went that way this week but plans changed. Will definitely keep you in mind.
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Forum: Beasts 05-25-2014, 05:36 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 2,708
Posted By cycletlh
Congrats on the new Uly! Glad to see your barn...

Congrats on the new Uly! Glad to see your barn find was the faster black model and that you live in an ideal area to utilize it. I have one that I purchased new that currently has over 50,000 miles...
Forum: Beasts 08-21-2013, 10:22 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 2,555
Posted By cycletlh
Too bad you do not seem to like them as the Uly...

Too bad you do not seem to like them as the Uly really fits what you are looking for. I have 50,000 on my 2007 and will not be trading anytime soon. Put 2600 miles on it just last week and still...
Forum: Pacific Northwet - Where it's green. And wet. 03-17-2013, 04:59 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 647
Posted By cycletlh
Sounds like buying a bike out here and riding...

Sounds like buying a bike out here and riding back is a done deal.:clap All that you have to do is figure out what you want and how much you want to spend.

The local dealer (Westside) has a...
Forum: Beasts 03-17-2013, 12:11 AM
Replies: 151
Views: 10,293
Posted By cycletlh
Almost 50,000 miles on my 07 that I bought new. ...

Almost 50,000 miles on my 07 that I bought new. Would not hesitate to buy another. Year would not matter.

Biggest maintenance expense has been tires. Still on my second belt and carry the...
Forum: Beasts 03-16-2013, 11:48 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 2,885
Posted By cycletlh
Almost 50,000 on my 07 that I purchased new. ...

Almost 50,000 on my 07 that I purchased new. Changed the original around 17,000 and carry it as a spare. Still running on the second belt. Both belts have seen their share of gravel roads.

I...
Forum: Thumpers 02-17-2013, 02:36 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 3,161
Posted By cycletlh
Buy an extra set of top clamps and longer bolts. ...

Buy an extra set of top clamps and longer bolts. Place one set of top clamps upside down under the bars and the other set on top as they come from the factory. This allows the fork tubes to slide...
Forum: Beasts 02-17-2013, 02:19 PM
Replies: 171
Views: 19,246
Posted By cycletlh
Congratulations on the new bike. I have to...

Congratulations on the new bike.

I have to ask why you would do a chain conversion? Are belts no longer available? The belt is one of the best features. My 07 has 50,000 miles of combined asphalt...
Forum: Ride reports 06-06-2012, 08:58 PM
Replies: 112
Views: 28,670
Posted By cycletlh
What a great start to a trip. Congratulations to...

What a great start to a trip. Congratulations to all of you for doing this. If I ever make it there I will say that I know the guys that put the sign up.:clap:clap:clap
Forum: Pacific Northwet - Where it's green. And wet. 06-06-2012, 04:51 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,004
Posted By cycletlh
Wish I could. Was going to go out to Airway...

Wish I could. Was going to go out to Airway Heights as well to check out the Kart track. I know of a young lady that turned 7 last weekend. Think she has what it takes and would love to give her a...
Forum: Beasts 05-23-2012, 07:07 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 4,594
Posted By cycletlh
37,000 on my 07 Uly. 1 fan, 2 sets rear wheel...

37,000 on my 07 Uly. 1 fan, 2 sets rear wheel bearings, 1 front brake rotor, 1 belt so I would have a spare, 1 ignition switch, 1 headlight bulb, oil changes, tires, tires, and tires.

My wife...
Forum: Pacific Northwet - Where it's green. And wet. 05-20-2012, 06:37 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 764
Posted By cycletlh
I flew to Seattle and back yesterday from...

I flew to Seattle and back yesterday from Spokane. Horizon Air had a great write up in their magazine. My Dad worked on the Space Needle when it was being built.

I remember going. Dad had...
Forum: Pacific Northwet - Where it's green. And wet. 05-20-2012, 06:26 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,217
Posted By cycletlh
Why wait? Ride it now and again a couple of...

Why wait? Ride it now and again a couple of months from now. If you wait you will miss the early spring view.
Forum: Americas 05-18-2012, 07:03 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,690
Posted By cycletlh
Keep your northern route. Then as others have...

Keep your northern route. Then as others have recommended Hwy 20 over the Cascades to Winthrop and Omak is worth adding. Then WA 155 to Grand Coulee and Grand Coulee Dam then 174 and 2 to Spokane. ...
Forum: Americas 05-18-2012, 06:33 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,861
Posted By cycletlh
What are you riding? How many days? We...

What are you riding? How many days?

We have done this before and will be riding to Reno again this summer. With out answers to your questions I am going to suggest from Seattle that you take...
Forum: Beasts 05-28-2010, 07:34 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 6,681
Posted By cycletlh
Selling a motorcycle that you really like because...

Selling a motorcycle that you really like because a drive belt is on backorder seems extreme to me. Even if factory parts are not available there are solutions to just about any problem that we may...
Forum: Americas 05-16-2010, 06:58 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 2,508
Posted By cycletlh
Another vote for KK's route. Either North or...

Another vote for KK's route. Either North or South. We like to stay in Nakusp and take in the Nakusp Hot Springs.
Forum: Americas 05-09-2010, 08:23 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 2,230
Posted By cycletlh
Your call, but I would not ride it alone. Too...

Your call, but I would not ride it alone. Too many variables. Gas, breakdowns, injury, long ways from nowhere. Your friends should not be scared, but there is a reason to be nervous. You have...
Forum: Americas 05-09-2010, 08:07 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 854
Posted By cycletlh
Great suggestions but on a SM I would suggest...

Great suggestions but on a SM I would suggest less miles and more exploring. Here are some ideas, modify to fit your needs.

Day 1 - N. Cascades to Winthrop
Day 2 - Explore Harts Pass or the...
Forum: Pacific Northwet - Where it's green. And wet. 10-30-2009, 07:54 AM
Replies: 50
Views: 4,010
Posted By cycletlh
You forgot to mention the radar cops on pit road...

You forgot to mention the radar cops on pit road and the 5 minute penalty for speeding.:clap
Forum: Beasts 09-18-2009, 07:43 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 3,542
Posted By cycletlh
Leave the Wee in stock form. Take the Wee on one...

Leave the Wee in stock form. Take the Wee on one of the trips you are familiar with. See how close it is to doing what you want. How comfortable is it on those gravel roads. How does it work in...
Forum: Beasts 09-18-2009, 07:29 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 9,147
Posted By cycletlh
Neat Machine!!!

Neat Machine!!!
Forum: Beasts 09-18-2009, 07:09 AM
Replies: 54
Views: 6,052
Posted By cycletlh
The first article speaks primarily on Harley...

The first article speaks primarily on Harley failing to capitalize on the potential of Buell. It also speaks of a new president willing to take the company in directions old management would not. The...
Forum: Beasts 08-29-2009, 12:53 PM
Replies: 52
Views: 4,322
Posted By cycletlh
You can read for days about the strom. ...

You can read for days about the strom. Everything has been said before.

My wife rides a wee. Put over 12k miles in the last year with our limited riding season. All we did was trim the seat. ...
Forum: Pics, pics, pics... 08-27-2009, 06:34 AM
Replies: 7,773
Views: 7,073,974
Posted By cycletlh
Don't know what pics to post. I have 3 wives in...

Don't know what pics to post. I have 3 wives in 1. Baja Desert Biker Wife on her DRZ400, Adventure Rider Wife on her Wee Strom, or Bad Ass Biker wife on her Excelsior Henderson SuperX. Good thing...
Forum: Beasts 08-23-2009, 08:16 AM
Replies: 76
Views: 7,354
Posted By cycletlh
I ride a Uly, wife rides a Wee. In 24,000 miles...

I ride a Uly, wife rides a Wee. In 24,000 miles of observation I would say the Strom leads the pack followed by the big Beemers. If you are close to dusty roads the big Beemers are running in gangs...
Forum: Beasts 08-23-2009, 06:41 AM
Replies: 41
Views: 3,323
Posted By cycletlh
My wife says her 9 was better off highway than...

My wife says her 9 was better off highway than her wee strom. Unfortunately the riding position hurt her knees.
Forum: Beasts 08-03-2009, 08:05 PM
Replies: 67
Views: 5,865
Posted By cycletlh
I ride an 07 Uly that I bought new and the wife...

I ride an 07 Uly that I bought new and the wife rides a 04 Wee Strom purchased used with 10K. Both have approx. 24,000 miles.

The Uly: HATE :cry the wind noise. Currently tried 3 screens and...
Forum: The Rockies It's all downhill from here... 07-18-2009, 05:19 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 408
Posted By cycletlh
Thumb Favorite Motels

Currently riding the Rockies. Had a great experience at a mom and pop motel and a not so good one at a large chain so thought I would post.

Cedaredge Lodge, Cedaredge, CO. This is a very clean...
Forum: Americas 06-27-2009, 06:55 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,358
Posted By cycletlh
Thumb +1 It is not what you ride but the fact...

+1

It is not what you ride but the fact that you ride. Quit planning and start riding. Day trips, weekend trips, week trips, etc. The rest will come, the experiences will be irreplaceble.
...
Forum: Pacific Northwet - Where it's green. And wet. 05-23-2009, 07:31 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,187
Posted By cycletlh
Bump to help her find it! I lost (stolen) a...

Bump to help her find it!

I lost (stolen) a hand painted helmet and a custom fitted driving suit along with my main tool box that I had owned since a kid. Someone could use the tools but the...
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