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Forum: Face plant 10-10-2012, 04:51 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 7,388
Posted By Drufus
I am so angered by this I really don't know what...

I am so angered by this I really don't know what to do with myself.

Drivers are just not held accountable for their actions. Its pathetic.
Forum: Road warriors 10-10-2012, 04:43 PM
Replies: 3,003
Views: 868,826
Posted By Drufus
Great looking bike except for the ugly cylinder...

Great looking bike except for the ugly cylinder heads. I just don't dig that moto guzzi "feature". Might look a little better if the cylinders where rotated downward, oh wait then it is an R1200R ...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 10-06-2012, 04:00 AM
Replies: 96
Views: 8,636
Posted By Drufus
To test how slippery the pavement is, while going...

To test how slippery the pavement is, while going about 10-15mph stomp on the rear brake. If it breaks loose easy, or if it doesn't lock tells how much traction is available. Usually I could...
Forum: Vendors 09-30-2012, 02:15 PM
Replies: 1,343
Views: 134,175
Posted By Drufus
At 75mph in 6th gear my 1150RT feels absolutely...

At 75mph in 6th gear my 1150RT feels absolutely amazing, sounds great and it makes me want to run until the tank is empty! Just a great "feel" to the motor at this speed! I don't think I ever want...
Forum: Road warriors 09-17-2012, 04:33 PM
Replies: 92
Views: 13,428
Posted By Drufus
I think that that style 700/750/1000 Virago is...

I think that that style 700/750/1000 Virago is one of the best looking cruisers ever.
Forum: Day Trippin' 09-15-2012, 05:18 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 581
Posted By Drufus
I love motorcycles and I love cape cod, but not...

I love motorcycles and I love cape cod, but not the two together. Too much traffic on the cape. However this time of year you should be OK. The vineyard is a cool place, and hopefully traffic will...
Forum: Road warriors 09-08-2012, 04:12 PM
Replies: 92
Views: 13,428
Posted By Drufus
My first bike was an 81 750 virago. I bought it...

My first bike was an 81 750 virago. I bought it from my cousin who hadn;t ridden it in 15 years. I resurrected it, and this bike taught me how to turn a wrench as i had to make a few repairs over...
Forum: Road warriors 09-08-2012, 08:49 AM
Replies: 2,020
Views: 318,775
Posted By Drufus
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<a href="http://www.flickr.com/photos/drufus/6232567782/" title="summer 11 015 by Drufus, on Flickr"><img src="http://farm7.staticflickr.com/6096/6232567782_312c4c01fc.jpg" width="500" height="375"...
Forum: Day Trippin' 09-07-2012, 03:50 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 2,961
Posted By Drufus
I laughed out loud when I read that part! Agree...

I laughed out loud when I read that part! Agree 100000000% :D
Forum: Day Trippin' 09-06-2012, 05:29 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 2,961
Posted By Drufus
Every so often when I go for long rides in...

Every so often when I go for long rides in various ares of new england, I am 3 hours from my house and realize that some of the best riding is right here in northwest CT!
Forum: Day Trippin' 09-06-2012, 05:21 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 2,537
Posted By Drufus
Next time you make that trip take the merrit to...

Next time you make that trip take the merrit to rt 8 in CT. It is a divided highway going north much nicer than 91 and much less traffic. In northern CT it turns into a 2 lane state highway, and...
Forum: GS Boxers 09-03-2012, 01:41 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 829
Posted By Drufus
I'm 6'4 34" inseam, have a russell ( on an 04...

I'm 6'4 34" inseam, have a russell ( on an 04 RT), and with the seat on the middle adjustment setting, i am definitely not flat footed with feet on the ground. I can flat foot with the seat on the...
Forum: GS Boxers 09-03-2012, 08:51 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 997
Posted By Drufus
I'm 6'4 and the GS feels tall for me! In fact I...

I'm 6'4 and the GS feels tall for me! In fact I was too intimidated to test ride one at my last wait at the service department. Now I have no excuses.
Forum: GS Boxers 09-03-2012, 08:14 AM
Replies: 81
Views: 8,230
Posted By Drufus
I figured it out. I hope. The hardest part was...

I figured it out. I hope. The hardest part was fitting the final drive and u-joint in the driveshaft. Several times I thought I was up the creek, but at around 2am it finally went together. I...
Forum: GS Boxers 09-02-2012, 05:47 PM
Replies: 81
Views: 8,230
Posted By Drufus
Any tips for phasing the u-joints? I was looking...

Any tips for phasing the u-joints? I was looking up the driveshaft tunnell, but I can;t seem to make out the u-joint orientation. Would unbolting the shock let move the swingarm for a better look?
Forum: GS Boxers 09-02-2012, 09:55 AM
Replies: 81
Views: 8,230
Posted By Drufus
I sucked it up and bought a heat gun for $22...

I sucked it up and bought a heat gun for $22 bucks. Worked like a charm. Now onto replacing the bearings. Let's hope this fixes the creak.
Forum: GS Boxers 09-01-2012, 08:42 AM
Replies: 81
Views: 8,230
Posted By Drufus
I am currently in the midst of replacing my pivot...

I am currently in the midst of replacing my pivot bearings. I got off the left side locknut and nut after a little difficulty. I have never done anything like this before. Initially the inner bolt...
Forum: GS Boxers 08-27-2012, 06:33 PM
Replies: 81
Views: 8,230
Posted By Drufus
I think I have narrowed it down to the rear pivot...

I think I have narrowed it down to the rear pivot bearings. I bounced the bike while my wife's nurse friend put her stethoscope to the rear pivot bearings and confirmed the sound was coming from...
Forum: GS Boxers 08-25-2012, 01:55 PM
Replies: 81
Views: 8,230
Posted By Drufus
No perceivable play in the wheel. Feels rock...

No perceivable play in the wheel. Feels rock solid. I squirted silicone lube on the pivots on the torque arm, and a large amount of WD40 on the bottom of the shock. Still noisy. I made a video...
Forum: GS Boxers 08-24-2012, 09:49 AM
Replies: 81
Views: 8,230
Posted By Drufus
I don't think there is any play. However, I will...

I don't think there is any play. However, I will check again this weekend. I am suspecting the bearings, since from many internet searches that is the likely cause of the noise. They dry out and...
Forum: GS Boxers 08-23-2012, 06:01 PM
Replies: 81
Views: 8,230
Posted By Drufus
How did you know they failed? I think mine are...

How did you know they failed? I think mine are done since I hear a creaking noise from the rear when I sit on the bike or anytime the suspension travels.

I see your in New England, any chance...
Forum: Road warriors 05-28-2012, 08:23 AM
Replies: 618
Views: 158,363
Posted By Drufus
2004 RT. I bought this gal last year and can't...

2004 RT. I bought this gal last year and can't get enough of it. I now understand why everyone loves these boxer motors. Very hard to describe, but they just "feel" good. I've put on about 5k so...
Forum: Northeast - Greater Flugistan and home of the carpet baggers. 11-23-2011, 03:59 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 2,794
Posted By Drufus
Purchased my RT from them on Ebay of all places!...

Purchased my RT from them on Ebay of all places! I live about 45 minutes from their CT store, but of course the bike was in NH 3.5 hours away. They gave me a free t-shirt when I got the bike, and...
Forum: Northeast - Greater Flugistan and home of the carpet baggers. 10-09-2011, 03:54 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 601
Posted By Drufus
I took head of your advice, and RT 8 was real...

I took head of your advice, and RT 8 was real nice. Thanks for the tips.
Forum: Northeast - Greater Flugistan and home of the carpet baggers. 10-07-2011, 05:28 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 601
Posted By Drufus
Thanks for the suggestions. I am familiar with RT...

Thanks for the suggestions. I am familiar with RT 8 to 90, as I drive that on occasion, but north of that will be virgin roads for me. Looks like it will bring me close to Mt. Greylock, which I...
Forum: Northeast - Greater Flugistan and home of the carpet baggers. 10-06-2011, 10:03 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 601
Posted By Drufus
Route Planning From CT To VT

I'm planning a trip from southern Connecticut to Bennington Vermont this weekend. Looking at the map I might just hook up to RT 7 in northern CT or southern Mass. However, I am concerned about...
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