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Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 08-21-2014, 08:03 PM
Replies: 336
Views: 32,658
Posted By mattoid1
Thanks for the reply, enjoy the Triumph.

Thanks for the reply, enjoy the Triumph.
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 08-21-2014, 10:12 AM
Replies: 336
Views: 32,658
Posted By mattoid1
Eek Nice looking scrambler. I am 61 and mostly rode...

Nice looking scrambler. I am 61 and mostly rode dirt in my younger days. At 50 I switched to street riding and am approaching 100,000 miles ridden in the last 11 years. I ride an E-Glide and just...
Forum: Ride reports 08-13-2014, 07:16 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 4,896
Posted By mattoid1
Congratulations! Great pics and ride, best wishes...

Congratulations! Great pics and ride, best wishes to you and your new wife.
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 08-10-2014, 07:23 PM
Replies: 105
Views: 7,702
Posted By mattoid1
Doctors and lawyers gots student loans to pay...

Doctors and lawyers gots student loans to pay along with the Harley.:deal
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 08-01-2014, 08:08 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 3,047
Posted By mattoid1
"It keeps the bugs down":rofl Good rain gear...

"It keeps the bugs down":rofl

Good rain gear is a must. The forecast often is off a bit, if needed' adjust the route to dodge violent storms. Or wait it out over coffee and pie.
On a nine day...
Forum: Road warriors 07-20-2014, 08:43 PM
Replies: 162
Views: 12,538
Posted By mattoid1
I had D&D pipes on a Vulcan 1500, loud as fuck. A...

I had D&D pipes on a Vulcan 1500, loud as fuck. A couple friends who owned Harley's thought they sounded great! Rode that a few times to Denver, I was happy to get there and shut it off.
Forum: Road warriors 07-20-2014, 08:01 PM
Replies: 162
Views: 12,538
Posted By mattoid1
I have the stock exhaust on my Harley, have had...

I have the stock exhaust on my Harley, have had for 36,000 miles. I don't care for loud exhaust systems and personally think riders that ride through neighborhoods showing them off are disrespectful....
Forum: Road warriors 07-20-2014, 07:34 PM
Replies: 162
Views: 12,538
Posted By mattoid1
I enjoy my Electra Glide, and have owned German...

I enjoy my Electra Glide, and have owned German and Japanese bikes as well. I would not mind having a Night Hawk in the current stable as well. They seem like great bikes. Ride what you like.
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 07-07-2014, 10:38 AM
Replies: 32,984
Views: 8,040,974
Posted By mattoid1
I'm thinking the syntax is different in here...

I'm thinking the syntax is different in here also. :deal
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 07-07-2014, 05:37 AM
Replies: 32,984
Views: 8,040,974
Posted By mattoid1
Ass less chaps? If they had a seat, they would be...

Ass less chaps? If they had a seat, they would be pants. Any cowboy will tell you that. :D
Forum: Day Trippin' 07-01-2014, 07:51 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 592
Posted By mattoid1
Looks like great weather and a great ride. Thanks...

Looks like great weather and a great ride. Thanks for sharing.
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 07-01-2014, 10:45 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 3,336
Posted By mattoid1
The motion was as if it were three kicks towards...

The motion was as if it were three kicks towards the back. Perhaps they were referring to our Harley's as road hazards, LOL. I prefer to think they were thanking us in some way.
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 06-29-2014, 02:52 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 3,336
Posted By mattoid1
This makes sense to me, we were not bothered by...

This makes sense to me, we were not bothered by getting passed. They looked as if they were having fun.
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 06-29-2014, 12:43 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 3,336
Posted By mattoid1
I was watching the curves, and did not get a...

I was watching the curves, and did not get a license plate designation. Those fuckers had ridden a bike before, for sure. Fearless, hope it keeps working for them.

Edit: We figured it meant...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 06-29-2014, 11:26 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 3,336
Posted By mattoid1
Wag your foot?

Last week a friend and I rode out west for a few days. Coming out of Moab, UT we were on a two lane road going north along a river (Colorado, I think). We were wearing gloves, helmets and jackets and...
Forum: Road warriors 06-15-2014, 09:32 AM
Replies: 4,648
Views: 848,844
Posted By mattoid1
As long as an over zealous LEO does'nt blow it up...

As long as an over zealous LEO does'nt blow it up first. :D
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 06-12-2014, 08:15 PM
Replies: 32,984
Views: 8,040,974
Posted By mattoid1
I've been looking for a ventilated, waterproof...

I've been looking for a ventilated, waterproof jacket. Most of the jackets I see on line have a water proof liner, Harley's is waterproof outside with a liner for warmth. Good venting in the jacket,...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 06-08-2014, 07:16 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 2,922
Posted By mattoid1
I would build a garage in a nearby town so I...

I would build a garage in a nearby town so I would have pavement that begins immediately for the street bikes. With a stocked refrigerator for after the rides and the wrenching. As of now it is four...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 06-07-2014, 02:21 PM
Replies: 222
Views: 44,756
Posted By mattoid1
I've never ridden a sportster, perhaps I should...

I've never ridden a sportster, perhaps I should before go looking foe one. The attraction is the simple, old school look.
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 06-07-2014, 10:36 AM
Replies: 222
Views: 44,756
Posted By mattoid1
Was it a 1979 model year?

Was it a 1979 model year?
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 06-02-2014, 07:25 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 2,302
Posted By mattoid1
It is a good question, though along the line of...

It is a good question, though along the line of "Other than that, how did you like the play, Mrs. Lincoln?
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 06-02-2014, 07:19 PM
Replies: 77
Views: 6,356
Posted By mattoid1
Seems like there are a lot of them in NE WY...

Seems like there are a lot of them in NE WY around Devil's Tower. No large problems, but a concern now and then. Some times I can't avoid the snakes.
Forum: Road warriors 06-01-2014, 06:44 AM
Replies: 4,648
Views: 848,844
Posted By mattoid1
The ad is not all true, there were a couple of...

The ad is not all true, there were a couple of misrepresentations just to lighten the mood. You may wish to read it again to see if you discover them.
Forum: GS Boxers 04-29-2014, 11:07 AM
Replies: 73
Views: 6,633
Posted By mattoid1
I have both as well, 1150 GS and Ultra Classic....

I have both as well, 1150 GS and Ultra Classic. To me, the Harley is more comfortable. But I don't want to test ride a new 1200 because of possible financial deficit issues :wink:
Forum: Road warriors 04-13-2014, 07:53 PM
Replies: 90
Views: 9,497
Posted By mattoid1
Rumor is the Road Glide returns in a year or two.

Rumor is the Road Glide returns in a year or two.
Forum: Road warriors 04-13-2014, 01:38 PM
Replies: 90
Views: 9,497
Posted By mattoid1
I have a 2011 Electra Glide Ultra that has taken...

I have a 2011 Electra Glide Ultra that has taken me through most of the states west of the Mississippi and five or six east of it, a nice ride, not one instance of trouble in 30,000 miles. Eats miles...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 11-21-2013, 07:30 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 3,093
Posted By mattoid1
Current bikes: 2011 Harley Electraglide, 2001 BMW...

Current bikes: 2011 Harley Electraglide, 2001 BMW 1150GS, 1979 Yamaha 500XT
Forum: Face plant 09-22-2013, 01:12 PM
Replies: 316
Views: 93,383
Posted By mattoid1
Hoping for the best.

Hoping for the best.
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 08-11-2013, 08:53 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,140
Posted By mattoid1
I got that look just this week, car rolls up to a...

I got that look just this week, car rolls up to a stop sign, hits the brakes hard and begins to pull out in front of me. I had covered the brake when I saw him approaching the intersection at that...
Forum: GS Boxers 07-13-2013, 11:00 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 2,046
Posted By mattoid1
PM sent.

PM sent.
Forum: GS Boxers 07-10-2013, 04:16 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 2,046
Posted By mattoid1
The Harley guys are kinda hurt when I express my...

The Harley guys are kinda hurt when I express my opinion that the GS has better suspension than the Ultra. If I were to spend money on any extras, it would be the suspension. It's not terrible, but I...
Forum: GS Boxers 07-08-2013, 05:37 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 2,046
Posted By mattoid1
No problem on the side case, I don't look at that...

No problem on the side case, I don't look at that when I'm riding anyway. As far as I know, that GS is the only one like it in Siouxland (Sioux City area) so everyone knows who's on it. I get a lot...
Forum: GS Boxers 07-07-2013, 07:01 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 2,046
Posted By mattoid1
PrairieMan, I think that I bought your 1150 GS....

PrairieMan, I think that I bought your 1150 GS. That is if it is Mandarin Yellow and sold in Sioux Falls. Thank you for taking good care of it, it's a great bike. It's stable mate is a 2011 Harley...
Forum: GS Boxers 07-07-2013, 02:43 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 2,653
Posted By mattoid1
One way to test the final drive is to put the...

One way to test the final drive is to put the bike on the center stand, hands on rear wheel at 12 o'clock and 6 o'clock, push/pull and see if there is play, same at 3o'clock and nine o'clock. Should...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 07-07-2013, 12:38 PM
Replies: 290
Views: 36,930
Posted By mattoid1
"stock pipes on a modern Harley sound like an old...

"stock pipes on a modern Harley sound like an old VW"

You must be doing it wrong. I hear you about the asshats on GS's though, Oh well, :deal.
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 07-07-2013, 11:47 AM
Replies: 290
Views: 36,930
Posted By mattoid1
I don't get the loud pipes either, and I ride an...

I don't get the loud pipes either, and I ride an Electra Glide, with stock pipes. The only thing I changed on the EGlide was the windshield, so I look over it. Instead of spending $5,000 on pipes,...
Forum: Road warriors 04-04-2013, 08:21 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 10,580
Posted By mattoid1
Hey Ken, congrats on the bike. I bought an '11 in...

Hey Ken, congrats on the bike. I bought an '11 in June of that year, wonderful bike. Been from Idaho to North Carolina and Wisconsin to Southern California. Ride safe!
Forum: Central From Da Nort Woods to the Plane States 03-25-2013, 07:38 AM
Replies: 54
Views: 2,037
Posted By mattoid1
Al, a Nebraska Atlas & Gazetteer may be of some...

Al, a Nebraska Atlas & Gazetteer may be of some help. The one I have breaks NE into 64 different, mapped area. From Interstates to ranch roads, and in between. I've got one for WY and one for MT...
Forum: Central From Da Nort Woods to the Plane States 02-12-2013, 11:29 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,878
Posted By mattoid1
I'm exposing myself as an eternal noob, never...

I'm exposing myself as an eternal noob, never heard of Fifth Fest. Will do some research.
Forum: Central From Da Nort Woods to the Plane States 02-11-2013, 06:49 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,878
Posted By mattoid1
"What part of NE do you live?" Up on the...

"What part of NE do you live?"

Up on the North Coast, a few miles west of South Sioux City. Near Highway 12.
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