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Forum: Road warriors Today, 01:26 PM
Replies: 388
Views: 44,493
Posted By alekkas
Set up for touring. Just an overnighter in this...

Set up for touring. Just an overnighter in this case, but I don't see adding much more by next Summer's long ride. Planning on some CO rockies down to UT canyons, probably to Death Valley then...
Forum: Road warriors 09-10-2014, 06:01 PM
Replies: 388
Views: 44,493
Posted By alekkas
Well, I just went for it. I only have 1.5 K...

Well, I just went for it. I only have 1.5 K miles on the bike, but the first 11 K from the PO were tough on the chain. It is rusty, toasty and crinkly.

Got a DID X ring 530 with jt sprockets...
Forum: Road warriors 09-07-2014, 03:12 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,021
Posted By alekkas
I don't have a bike suggestion for you, but the...

I don't have a bike suggestion for you, but the ONE bike I had with a heel shifter, I DID get used to it. Even missed having it for a while after I got out of it. Considering your description, heel...
Forum: Road warriors 09-05-2014, 07:00 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 435
Posted By alekkas
Prepare to have a lot of fun and be blown away. ...

Prepare to have a lot of fun and be blown away.

Also prepare to explain that first ticket to your wife, the second to your insurance company. After that, you'll ride the limit for a year...
Forum: Road warriors 09-05-2014, 02:55 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 2,056
Posted By alekkas
The 1500 with the POG (plastic Oil gear) was late...

The 1500 with the POG (plastic Oil gear) was late 90s, maybe just into the 2000's Search Vulcan sites for exact.

Best value / performer in my opinion is the Vulcan 1600. No adjust hydralic...
Forum: Road warriors 09-04-2014, 06:39 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 711
Posted By alekkas
I don't believe I can make either of those...

I don't believe I can make either of those statements on my new to me 919! :D
Forum: Road warriors 09-04-2014, 06:26 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 711
Posted By alekkas
Navin, I totally respect your posts. BUT, how...

Navin, I totally respect your posts. BUT, how can you NOT have at least one or two or seven WOT romps through the gears each tank full? At least the first few gears.... WOT in the higher ones is...
Forum: Road warriors 09-04-2014, 06:11 PM
Replies: 67
Views: 16,320
Posted By alekkas
Don't we all though. I get it. I rode the GT...

Don't we all though. I get it. I rode the GT and fell in love. Too much $ for me at the time though even with the old connie trade in. But I get it. Great bike, but certainly more Sport than...
Forum: Road warriors 09-04-2014, 06:06 PM
Replies: 814
Views: 175,893
Posted By alekkas
Don't own the bike or any guzzi at this time. ...

Don't own the bike or any guzzi at this time. But I like it. Don't see where the butt ugly thought derives from. I can see where someone might think it is perhaps incomplete looking. I like the...
Forum: Road warriors 09-03-2014, 06:10 PM
Replies: 64
Views: 7,904
Posted By alekkas
So, I'm having a hard enough time keeping my...

So, I'm having a hard enough time keeping my license........ And I'm old!


Sure - some have said super charging the 14 others the Z1000 motor. I get all that.

My guess is that I just can't...
Forum: Road warriors 08-31-2014, 10:38 PM
Replies: 388
Views: 44,493
Posted By alekkas
Here's another pic. The little NC shield does a...

Here's another pic. The little NC shield does a lot to keep the wind off my chest surprisingly. Added side bars for a givi rack and wart - errr top box. A necessity for us that certainly will...
Forum: Road warriors 08-31-2014, 10:13 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 711
Posted By alekkas
I have never actually changed the gearing of one...

I have never actually changed the gearing of one of my bikes. Mostly shaft ones. My new to me 919 needs chain and sprockets, but I kinda like the stock setting for sport / sport touring riding...
Forum: Road warriors 08-24-2014, 05:09 PM
Replies: 388
Views: 44,493
Posted By alekkas
Almost 500 mile ride today - finally getting to...

Almost 500 mile ride today - finally getting to know the bike. First long ride since I brought home last Sunday night. Something like 150 of those miles today were with a pretty quick group on some...
Forum: Road warriors 08-23-2014, 04:52 PM
Replies: 1,609
Views: 226,133
Posted By alekkas
Lynn, we are both IBA riders, so I doubt I'm...

Lynn, we are both IBA riders, so I doubt I'm telling you anything new. You mention "balls of your feet" and the left hip pain. Surely you are rotating from balls of feet to arch, to heel right? ...
Forum: Road warriors 08-22-2014, 05:25 PM
Replies: 120
Views: 6,730
Posted By alekkas
No. No motorcycle is soulless that I have had -...

No. No motorcycle is soulless that I have had - except maybe the CX 500 I had in the 80's. KZ 1000 soulless? Loved the connie. 919 soulless?

More riding, less thinking ....
Forum: Road warriors 08-20-2014, 06:04 PM
Replies: 388
Views: 44,493
Posted By alekkas
BTW - loving the bike. A real step forward in...

BTW - loving the bike. A real step forward in tech and smoothness and power and handling than my old connie.

Question, besides givi - what "made for the bike" quality fitting options do I have...
Forum: Road warriors 08-20-2014, 05:45 PM
Replies: 388
Views: 44,493
Posted By alekkas
#holyfuckingshit She looks great on that...

#holyfuckingshit

She looks great on that Buell!
Forum: Road warriors 08-20-2014, 04:54 PM
Replies: 388
Views: 44,493
Posted By alekkas
Thanks. I have a ctek trickle charger, but I'm...

Thanks. I have a ctek trickle charger, but I'm sure they make a similar adapter. No side bags in the future plans, but a top box with a wolfman on the pillion carrying camping gear is the current...
Forum: Road warriors 08-20-2014, 04:03 PM
Replies: 388
Views: 44,493
Posted By alekkas
Well, I just joined the price. 03 with 11K miles...

Well, I just joined the price. 03 with 11K miles on it.

In the end, I will need to tour on it. What solutions have folks around here found for a 12v plug. I camp a lot while touring and will...
Forum: Road warriors 08-17-2014, 07:26 PM
Replies: 54
Views: 3,630
Posted By alekkas
yeah, I know right? WTH? Dark outside now. ...

yeah, I know right? WTH? Dark outside now. Here's the ad. One pic shows the the shield: http://dubuque.craigslist.org/mcy/4605034289.html

Dude had it filthy from the garage. Didn't clean it...
Forum: Road warriors 08-17-2014, 06:35 PM
Replies: 54
Views: 3,630
Posted By alekkas
Gentlemen, two excellent St1100's around here for...

Gentlemen, two excellent St1100's around here for (just under) 4K. Alas, too much for my situation.

Bought a bike!

2003 Honda 919 - 11K miles, with DandD pipes and a nice National Cycle...
Forum: Road warriors 08-16-2014, 08:59 PM
Replies: 54
Views: 3,630
Posted By alekkas
Thanks for the ST thought. Nice ones too much. ...

Thanks for the ST thought. Nice ones too much. I'll keep looking.

Ick, the farthest she goes is for an overnight in DuBuque by the river. Maybe 3.5 hours with two stops at wineries along the...
Forum: Road warriors 08-16-2014, 07:48 PM
Replies: 54
Views: 3,630
Posted By alekkas
Nice find on the bandit. The economics of...

Nice find on the bandit.

The economics of it is the connie did well to get 4000. Only 1000 for the bills, but added to 5K from a 69 P1800 Volvo and it adds up. 3000 left for a bike.

Got a...
Forum: Road warriors 08-16-2014, 03:17 PM
Replies: 54
Views: 3,630
Posted By alekkas
$3K Bike ideas?

So, I am 48, love sport riding and once in a while two up with my wife - she's light weight but likes comfort. I believe I just sold the only do it all bike in the low price ranges - Connie C10.
...
Forum: Road warriors 08-02-2014, 07:25 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 2,838
Posted By alekkas
The GT is an awesome bike. Still no purchase. ...

The GT is an awesome bike. Still no purchase. These guys are trying to keep me in my connie c10! They aren't working with me enough on price.

Like I said earlier, the Bandit is under 1K miles...
Forum: Road warriors 07-30-2014, 09:55 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 2,838
Posted By alekkas
Thanks for all the input. Like I said, I rode...

Thanks for all the input. Like I said, I rode them both and liked them both.

Since the 1250 has shown itself to be reliable, I think I am going to have to head in that direction - not because the...
Forum: Road warriors 07-25-2014, 03:41 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 2,838
Posted By alekkas
Surprise surprise, the GT I wheelied on purpose. ...

Surprise surprise, the GT I wheelied on purpose. But the Bandit had me wheelie twice unintentionally! Lotso torque.

Maybe the question should be which one will get me to 70K cheaper. Like do...
Forum: Road warriors 07-25-2014, 03:29 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 2,838
Posted By alekkas
Straight up Longevity - Zook 1250 or Triumph 1050

Obviously different price points, but I'm down to a Bandit 1250 with just under 1K miles and a Sprint GT with just over 1K.

When it comes to longevity - like 50K miles or more, which motor / bike...
Forum: Ride reports 07-23-2014, 02:37 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 1,027
Posted By alekkas
Can't believe I'm heading East...

I guess this is a friends and family tour.

Never really point the bike East. Always West. This trip is different in a lot of other ways too. Instead of going out West alone just to ride for a...
Forum: Equipment 07-09-2014, 12:47 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,934
Posted By alekkas
Yeah, it's the seat pan / worn or too soft...

Yeah, it's the seat pan / worn or too soft padding.

We go out Sunday mornings and I'll put 300+ miles bombing around. No problems. I just remember last year putting on something like 4200 in 6...
Forum: Equipment 07-08-2014, 09:02 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,934
Posted By alekkas
SO when my youngest was 5, his older brothers...

SO when my youngest was 5, his older brothers were 9 and 11. One day he walked up to me smiling and said, "Why do lesbians shop at Sport's Authority?" so after saying "what did you say?" 10 times I...
Forum: Equipment 07-07-2014, 02:21 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,934
Posted By alekkas
Thanks guys - you've expanded my knowledge on...

Thanks guys - you've expanded my knowledge on this exponentially.

So, what's the cheapest price approximately on something that will be useful? That bib link is way more than I'm going to...
Forum: Equipment 07-07-2014, 11:28 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,934
Posted By alekkas
Bicycle Shorts

Leaving for a long trip Friday. My ass hurts combining long mile days (like 700) back to back to back, etc..

Last year I put beads on my seat and it did, in fact, help. Have heard wearing...
Forum: Road warriors 07-07-2014, 07:04 AM
Replies: 107
Views: 13,864
Posted By alekkas
Connie on gravel ...

Connie on gravel

http://i1014.photobucket.com/albums/af267/alekkas/Motorcycle/2012%20Hennepin/de03da39-0aa4-4ec4-b1bd-751773a3f96b_zpse2620016.jpg
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 07-05-2014, 09:46 AM
Replies: 32,888
Views: 8,006,821
Posted By alekkas
QUICK Dragon question : Sunday afternoon OK? ...

QUICK Dragon question : Sunday afternoon OK? Monday afternoon is the other option. Will be getting there after 3PM. Is it still a zoo at that time most Sundays?


Every time I'm in the area I...
Forum: Road warriors 07-04-2014, 10:47 AM
Replies: 955
Views: 250,769
Posted By alekkas
I bet. Like at a track day, that screaming I4...

I bet. Like at a track day, that screaming I4 600cc SOUNDS so fast comapred to a throbbing Ducati. Then you look at laps times, not so much the case.

Thanks again guys.
Forum: Road warriors 07-04-2014, 08:49 AM
Replies: 955
Views: 250,769
Posted By alekkas
We would all benefit from additional MSF...

We would all benefit from additional MSF training. You must be a better rider than these guys too.

Thanks again Northwest for a legit answer. And thank you 670ccccc for leading me to initiate...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 07-03-2014, 09:35 PM
Replies: 32,888
Views: 8,006,821
Posted By alekkas
Well played. Unless it was you he was avoiding,...

Well played. Unless it was you he was avoiding, then I just screwed up...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 07-03-2014, 08:16 PM
Replies: 32,888
Views: 8,006,821
Posted By alekkas
Dude, just don't caress my titties

Dude, just don't caress my titties
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 07-03-2014, 08:12 PM
Replies: 92
Views: 6,490
Posted By alekkas
Dude, I assume you are joking. Last year, I...

Dude, I assume you are joking.

Last year, I took a trip from Chicago to WA and OR. On rt 12 in ID, I passed quite a few cars. I remember thinking some guy is probably wondering where I’m in a...
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