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Forum: The Perfect Line and Other Riding Myths 09-01-2014, 10:40 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 2,721
Posted By SoCanyon
Is "Karma again" the same thing as déjà vu all...

Is "Karma again" the same thing as déjà vu all over again?
Forum: The Rockies – It's all downhill from here... 04-19-2014, 06:27 AM
Replies: 1,097
Views: 66,492
Posted By SoCanyon
I suppose I should register for the ride and not...

I suppose I should register for the ride and not just dinner.

**IN**
geek -
nwcolorider
dirtbro
narcisco lopez
mechanical +1
ricker
biosci
Forum: The Rockies – It's all downhill from here... 04-18-2014, 04:06 PM
Replies: 1,097
Views: 66,492
Posted By SoCanyon
**IN** geek - nwcolorider dirtbro ...

**IN**
geek -
nwcolorider
dirtbro
narcisco lopez
mechanical +1
ricker
biosci
jimco
Colorado Uli +1
Forum: The Rockies – It's all downhill from here... 03-01-2014, 08:51 AM
Replies: 1,097
Views: 66,492
Posted By SoCanyon
In

Bottom feeding noob lurker from down in Garfield County promises not to whine, and has no preference on date. Am waiting on instructions for which Bank in Nigeria to send the small registration fee.
Forum: The Rockies – It's all downhill from here... 01-05-2014, 10:09 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 551
Posted By SoCanyon
Try: Riverside Import Auto 2100 Devereux Rd,...

Try:
Riverside Import Auto
2100 Devereux Rd, Glenwood Springs, CO 81601
(970) 945-6447

I have no affiliation, but have had work done there in the past.
Forum: Road Warriors 05-09-2013, 04:54 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 3,885
Posted By SoCanyon
Navin's synopsis is a good one. No matter what...

Navin's synopsis is a good one. No matter what the speed limit, you will probably look down and say oops. You weren't trying to go that fast. You weren't riding hard. It just crept up on you....
Forum: Hacks 10-23-2012, 06:00 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,353
Posted By SoCanyon
Picture four looks like Four Mile Road, Southwest...

Picture four looks like Four Mile Road, Southwest of town, about 5 miles up, just past "Deadman's Curve".
Lots of bikes, motors and pedals.
Forum: Hacks 05-06-2012, 01:37 PM
Replies: 5,310
Views: 892,000
Posted By SoCanyon
Sidestrider Sidecar Frame and Mounts

Sidestrider Sidecar Frame, a project I won't get to any time soon. $400
This is a left side mount frame. and has the mounting hardware. It has some surface rust. It needs new bearings and shock....
Forum: Hacks 05-04-2012, 01:25 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 4,150
Posted By SoCanyon
As to steering change: My experience is that...

As to steering change:
My experience is that even if the right wheel comes up on a righty, the dynamics do not change at that point. The right hand turn can still be completed with the front wheel...
Forum: Thumpers 04-23-2012, 04:18 AM
Replies: 8,859
Views: 1,668,298
Posted By SoCanyon
Eastern Beaver is no longer making the 20" Strom...

Eastern Beaver is no longer making the 20" Strom extenders. The website has changed reflecting that these items are no longer available. Website says: "I'm sorry these are taking too long to make....
Forum: Thumpers 04-21-2012, 09:26 AM
Replies: 8,859
Views: 1,668,298
Posted By SoCanyon
Anyone else want to go in on a set of Eastern...

Anyone else want to go in on a set of Eastern Beaver 20" extenders?
I'm in Colorado, I70, and get from Grand Junction to Denver area.
pm me
Forum: Thumpers 03-20-2012, 07:01 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 2,836
Posted By SoCanyon
Resurrect: TU: fun all around. Sherpa: ...

Resurrect:
TU: fun all around.

Sherpa: Repeat: Poor brakes.
The Good: 6 speed, one of the widest ratios on the market, more comfortable at a fast drone.
Put an XR650 tank on it and go...
Forum: Hacks 03-10-2012, 01:06 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 3,677
Posted By SoCanyon
Had two rigs when the boys were small. They...

Had two rigs when the boys were small.
They lost interest about the same age.
Sold the rig, and still regret it.
Looking for another . . .
My oldest is now looking for one as well.
if you...
Forum: Road Warriors 02-09-2012, 04:17 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 2,493
Posted By SoCanyon
Ride what you want. It's a little less power up...

Ride what you want. It's a little less power up here. If you ride a a similar bike down at sea level, you'll notice it. You aren't likely to do that very often. Unless you're buying the fastest...
Forum: Thumpers 11-10-2011, 07:19 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 4,391
Posted By SoCanyon
Ruckus meets TW?

Ruckus meets TW?
Forum: The Perfect Line and Other Riding Myths 07-06-2011, 06:15 PM
Replies: 436
Views: 70,828
Posted By SoCanyon
Naw, it's not that, I just don't ride a...

Naw, it's not that, I just don't ride a HarlaVardStarQueroAce because I can't afford the lifestyle.
Forum: The Perfect Line and Other Riding Myths 07-06-2011, 06:09 PM
Replies: 436
Views: 70,828
Posted By SoCanyon
Loud horns save lives.

Loud horns save lives.
Forum: Hacks 05-03-2011, 06:10 PM
Replies: 62
Views: 5,800
Posted By SoCanyon
Sidecars making riding (close to) the speed limit...

Sidecars making riding (close to) the speed limit fun.
Flying the car with a kid on a twisty bit is as much fun as any high speed run on a two wheeler.
Forum: Road Warriors 06-28-2010, 08:22 PM
Replies: 229
Views: 40,563
Posted By SoCanyon
Disclosure: Possible thread detour . . . I am...

Disclosure: Possible thread detour . . .
I am looking to replace a sidecar rig, and have seen several 883 based rigs. Is there any reason why one shouldn't bolt up a car to a rubber mount 1200?...
Forum: Thumpers 06-06-2010, 05:45 PM
Replies: 4,999
Views: 1,356,225
Posted By SoCanyon
I have both, an '06 TW and a '03 Sherpa. An...

I have both, an '06 TW and a '03 Sherpa. An extra bike for when buddies come.
The TW is fun, and fine around town up to 50 or so. (stock gearing, 5,000-10,000 feet in elevation). It's not much...
Forum: Hacks 09-06-2009, 12:20 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,768
Posted By SoCanyon
I bought a sidecar after taking my oldest on a...

I bought a sidecar after taking my oldest on a K75, 12 mile ride to get some lunch. He fell asleep in about five minutes. I felt his helmet hit me in the back, and pulled over slowly. I ran a rig...
Forum: The Perfect Line and Other Riding Myths 08-10-2009, 03:55 PM
Replies: 70
Views: 3,409
Posted By SoCanyon
Two wheels: Yes. On the other hand, I traded...

Two wheels: Yes. On the other hand, I traded my W650 for my friend's KLR650 last year, and he dropped the W, literally. He made a stop in some gravel at the bottom of a hill, then just fell...
Forum: Hacks 08-09-2009, 02:41 PM
Replies: 70
Views: 31,775
Posted By SoCanyon
I like the idea of low cg. But, how well would...

I like the idea of low cg.
But, how well would a V-star 650 do with a 200lb. tub?
With a shaft, the ratios can't be changed easily.
Am I close in speculating Ural 750 like performance?
I.E....
Forum: Face Plant 08-03-2009, 08:01 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 5,343
Posted By SoCanyon
My .02: I have four sons. If they show enough...

My .02:
I have four sons. If they show enough motivation to get themselves to the MSF course, they can get a license. (after a childhood of dirtbikes). Colorado requires 16-18 year olds to ride...
Forum: The Perfect Line and Other Riding Myths 07-26-2009, 06:22 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 3,331
Posted By SoCanyon
I took a Kawi W650 Colorado to LA and back in...

I took a Kawi W650 Colorado to LA and back in four days in 2007:

Relax is right. Locking up is one of the first stress reactions. Being in that much wind is stressful until you understand you...
Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 07-19-2009, 03:39 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 4,244
Posted By SoCanyon
Hijack to help from kids thread: FWIW, a hose...

Hijack to help from kids thread:
FWIW, a hose will go almost three feet up the stock exhaust on a K75S. Since the head is lower than the exhaust outlet, whatever cylinder has an open exhaust valve...
Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 07-10-2009, 07:04 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,003
Posted By SoCanyon
I had a bad version of that problem last year 160...

I had a bad version of that problem last year 160 miles into an 1800 mile trip.
The bike was a 2002 Kawasaki ZZR1200. I rode to Denver, gassed up and then stopped at the office for about 20...
Forum: The Perfect Line and Other Riding Myths 04-18-2009, 02:23 PM
Replies: 122
Views: 8,211
Posted By SoCanyon
When I was 14, I was on a road trip with my Dad,...

When I was 14, I was on a road trip with my Dad, in a car. This was the 70's and radar was new. We were in Oklahoma headed South. The Trooper was coming the other way and turned on us. My Dad...
Forum: Hacks 03-22-2009, 01:07 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 8,322
Posted By SoCanyon
As to trailers: My understanding is that a flat...

As to trailers: My understanding is that a flat on a trailer is a major safety problem for a bike. However, no first hand experience. Anyone here ridden one out and lived to tell?

Wow. A Ural...
Forum: Hacks 03-18-2009, 10:34 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 3,529
Posted By SoCanyon
My first rig was an '80 Honda 400 twin with a...

My first rig was an '80 Honda 400 twin with a California sidecar. I found it under some plywood in a carport. It hadn't run in years. We brought some fresh gas, cleaned the plugs, aired up the...
Forum: Road Warriors 01-04-2009, 03:06 PM
Replies: 60
Views: 7,378
Posted By SoCanyon
Resurrecting an old thread for a good bike

I bought an '02 ZZR1200 in February with 9,000 on it. I rode it Colorado to Virginia in April (cold), and around Virginia, North Carolina in May. I rode home in early June and got the first couple...
Forum: Road Warriors 12-26-2008, 03:41 PM
Replies: 112
Views: 25,169
Posted By SoCanyon
Got to be another XR50R plug. Typical no...

Got to be another XR50R plug. Typical no maintenance required beyond an oil change and clean air intake every year.
The kids sank it in the creek once--on its side, under water.
They pushed it...
Forum: GS Boxers 12-03-2008, 06:53 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 498
Posted By SoCanyon
Stearns® Mad Dog Gear® Zipperless Pro-Series ATV...

Stearns® Mad Dog Gear® Zipperless Pro-Series ATV Saddle Bags

The TW200forum.com guys referenced these. You can get them at Cabelas and other sporting goods outfits. They have a roll type top,...
Forum: Thumpers 11-22-2008, 08:13 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 665
Posted By SoCanyon
An FT500 or a VT500?

An FT500 or a VT500?
Forum: Hacks 11-02-2008, 04:36 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 2,854
Posted By SoCanyon
Wow. After only three years with a '77...

Wow.
After only three years with a '77 Goldwing/Caifornia hack, I love 'em.
They make riding the speed limit a lot more fun.

It was a great day when a sport biker came around me on a right...
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