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Forum: Ride reports 05-16-2013, 04:18 PM
Replies: 178
Views: 24,282
Posted By Wolfgang
Victory

I was one of the 500 who owned the Victory Sport Cruiser. Same color, too. It WAS very cool to look at, but I can second everything you have said about it. I ended up hating it and sold it cheap...
Forum: Road warriors 08-17-2012, 02:26 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 6,479
Posted By Wolfgang
I rode my stock 2001 883R from Seattle to Inuvik...

I rode my stock 2001 883R from Seattle to Inuvik via the Dempster Hwy and back. I thought it was a great bike for that, except for the stock street tires.
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 07-07-2011, 02:22 PM
Replies: 436
Views: 66,804
Posted By Wolfgang
:rofl

:rofl
Forum: Hacks 05-02-2011, 11:09 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 2,339
Posted By Wolfgang
It seems you are in Washington state: isn't...

It seems you are in Washington state: isn't Ural's US importer in Redmond? Also, South Sound BMW is a dealer for Urual. Are you able to order just a sidecar? Just curious why you are looking in...
Forum: Road warriors 04-28-2011, 08:39 AM
Replies: 61
Views: 10,804
Posted By Wolfgang
83xlx: Do you have a link to that Japanese...

83xlx:

Do you have a link to that Japanese Sportster seat? That looks good and appears to be designed (correctly) for the sportster. Thanks.
Forum: Road warriors 04-19-2011, 09:19 AM
Replies: 56
Views: 7,645
Posted By Wolfgang
I put thousands of miles on a 2001 883R,...

I put thousands of miles on a 2001 883R, commuting and long-distance riding, and the vibration was only noticible to me sitting at a light at idle. Once moving, I never noticed it. I rode the bike...
Forum: Beasts 04-14-2011, 03:39 PM
Replies: 71
Views: 11,112
Posted By Wolfgang
Wow! I'm completely amazed you resisted riding...

Wow! I'm completely amazed you resisted riding the bike before modifying it. You've got me hooked - keep posting, I want to see what you do with the lights etc.:lurk
Forum: Beasts 02-24-2011, 07:45 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 2,330
Posted By Wolfgang
I've ridden both and owned a 2001 883R which I...

I've ridden both and owned a 2001 883R which I rode Seattle to Inuvik, NWT, and back plus lots of other places. In my opinion, the 883 motor is more torquey and more satisfying all the way to the...
Forum: Old's Cool 01-13-2011, 01:11 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 584
Posted By Wolfgang
There's a lot of chopper/bobber vendors that...

There's a lot of chopper/bobber vendors that offer aluminum fenders for custom jobs. Don't know if that's what you are looking for, but J & P Cycles have them in different radiuses, and other...
Forum: Ride reports 01-12-2011, 11:08 AM
Replies: 42
Views: 10,379
Posted By Wolfgang
Great report, keep it comin'!:clap

Great report, keep it comin'!:clap
Forum: Beasts 01-07-2011, 07:47 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 4,761
Posted By Wolfgang
I spent some time with the Altrider guys at the...

I spent some time with the Altrider guys at the recent cycle show at Quest Field in December. I was very impressed with the quality of their parts, and I liked the fact they are local (Seattle) and...
Forum: Beasts 11-18-2010, 12:51 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 3,362
Posted By Wolfgang
I did the Dempster HWY on an 883 Sportster with...

I did the Dempster HWY on an 883 Sportster with no problem - you should be fine. I did carry extra fuel in a couple of gallon plastic cans strapped to my luggage, though. That was with the stock...
Forum: Road warriors 10-12-2010, 10:56 AM
Replies: 159
Views: 82,802
Posted By Wolfgang
Noapes: What tank is that and how did you...

Noapes:

What tank is that and how did you install it?

The bike looks great.
Forum: Road warriors 09-20-2010, 10:19 AM
Replies: 53
Views: 5,669
Posted By Wolfgang
:clap

:clap
Forum: Road warriors 09-17-2010, 07:35 AM
Replies: 52
Views: 7,732
Posted By Wolfgang
I have the SuperTrapp on my FXDX - love the look,...

I have the SuperTrapp on my FXDX - love the look, love the sound, and I think it has improved the performance. Have 14 disks in but I've played around with the number until I settled on the current...
Forum: Road warriors 08-19-2010, 08:56 AM
Replies: 82
Views: 5,262
Posted By Wolfgang
I've got an FXDX and I do two up riding...

I've got an FXDX and I do two up riding frequently. It handles great, has plenty of power for me and my wife plus lots of gear. I highly recommend it, and you can find used bikes in the $8000...
Forum: Road warriors 07-22-2010, 02:44 PM
Replies: 159
Views: 28,351
Posted By Wolfgang
I currently own an FXDX and it is a great...

I currently own an FXDX and it is a great handling bike. Prices are reasonable.
Forum: Road warriors 07-22-2010, 02:41 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 3,999
Posted By Wolfgang
I've got a pair of Ghost Brackets that are very...

I've got a pair of Ghost Brackets that are very similar to Easy Brackets. These brackets allow you to mount pretty much any type of case or bag onto the bike, and they are quick release, plus lock. ...
Forum: Road warriors 04-30-2010, 08:17 AM
Replies: 51
Views: 5,860
Posted By Wolfgang
I have a 2001 Victory sport cruiser - mid...

I have a 2001 Victory sport cruiser - mid controls, very good seat, 1507 cc, great for two up cruising, brembo brakes, fast and torquey. They are cheap. I'm putting mine up for sale.......
Forum: Beasts 03-25-2010, 08:31 AM
Replies: 78
Views: 8,350
Posted By Wolfgang
Wild Monkey: Regarding lighting/driving at...

Wild Monkey:

Regarding lighting/driving at night in Alaska: in the summer you will have 18 to 24 hours of daylight depending on where you are in relation to the Arctic Circle. On my trip from...
Forum: Beasts 03-23-2010, 10:28 AM
Replies: 6,591
Views: 1,452,603
Posted By Wolfgang
JDROCKS: You rock. Great job and an inspiration....

JDROCKS: You rock. Great job and an inspiration.

:clap
Forum: Road warriors 03-18-2010, 01:16 PM
Replies: 1,982
Views: 264,731
Posted By Wolfgang
I own a 2002 HD Dyna sport and a 2001 Victory...

I own a 2002 HD Dyna sport and a 2001 Victory sport cruiser. They have some major differences: the Victory motor is fantastic - fast and powerful, compared to the Dyna. The Dyna is a much better...
Forum: Beasts 03-04-2010, 02:30 PM
Replies: 210
Views: 92,188
Posted By Wolfgang
It was a 2002, solid mount engine. Simple to...

It was a 2002, solid mount engine. Simple to maintain and fix. Also about 50lbs lighter than the rubber mount engines.
Forum: Road warriors 02-24-2010, 10:07 AM
Replies: 5,089
Views: 386,138
Posted By Wolfgang
Hey, I rode my 883R sportster to Inuvik and back,...

Hey, I rode my 883R sportster to Inuvik and back, with stock street dunlops. I posted the trip report a while back. It was a great bike - just needed better tires. :clap
Forum: Road warriors 02-05-2010, 09:23 AM
Replies: 1,982
Views: 264,731
Posted By Wolfgang
I also have a Harley Dyna and replacement parts...

I also have a Harley Dyna and replacement parts are plentiful and cheap. Hence my shock at replacing Victory parts.
Forum: Road warriors 02-04-2010, 12:27 PM
Replies: 1,982
Views: 264,731
Posted By Wolfgang
I laid my 2001 sport cruiser down in the rain...

I laid my 2001 sport cruiser down in the rain last week and broke off the usual - turn signal, foot peg, and shifter. I went to our local salvage yard in the hopes that the clutch lever, at least,...
Forum: Road warriors 02-02-2010, 08:25 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 13,289
Posted By Wolfgang
I second the Supertrapp 2 into 1. I had one on...

I second the Supertrapp 2 into 1. I had one on my sportster (since sold) and I have one on my Dyna sport. Love the look, love the gold color it turns, and you have some control over power and...
Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 02-02-2010, 08:17 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 867
Posted By Wolfgang
I was in Kona in October and I think the HD...

I was in Kona in October and I think the HD dealer is gone. We did an internet search and no dealer popped up. I was there two years ago and rented from the HD dealer then, but we went back to the...
Forum: Beasts 01-12-2010, 01:34 PM
Replies: 210
Views: 92,188
Posted By Wolfgang
Mojave: Good post. A few years ago I rode...

Mojave:

Good post. A few years ago I rode my stock 883R to Inuvik, NWT, with stock HD Dunlop road tires. I posted a trip report and won't go into details here, but the stock 883 engine had...
Forum: Road warriors 07-08-2009, 08:38 AM
Replies: 159
Views: 28,351
Posted By Wolfgang
I'll throw my 2 cents in - I recently bought a...

I'll throw my 2 cents in - I recently bought a 2002 FXDX and it is a great bike. The suspension is stock and it has mid controls. I dialed in the suspension to be able to take corners fast - and it...
Forum: Beasts 01-27-2009, 03:27 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 2,725
Posted By Wolfgang
Canadian Bacon: In 2006 I did the Dempster...

Canadian Bacon:

In 2006 I did the Dempster on a 2002 883R Sportster, the orange one (that's the "tough" one :D ). I put 14.25" Progressive shocks on the back, did nothing to the forks and nothing...
Forum: Beasts 01-14-2009, 08:34 PM
Replies: 54
Views: 6,736
Posted By Wolfgang
I did a Seattle to Inuvik, NWT round trip on a...

I did a Seattle to Inuvik, NWT round trip on a Sportster with a 3.5 gallon tank. I strapped two 2.5 gal plastic tanks on top of my gear on the back and cruised on. Gas tanks were 6 or 8 bucks a...
Forum: Beasts 10-21-2008, 11:39 PM
Replies: 367
Views: 115,696
Posted By Wolfgang
CWADEJ: I'm at KAF and we need some SeaBees...

CWADEJ:

I'm at KAF and we need some SeaBees here. C'mon down! :nod
Forum: Beasts 10-21-2008, 02:54 AM
Replies: 367
Views: 115,696
Posted By Wolfgang
CWADEJ: Here's another. :D

CWADEJ:

Here's another. :D
Forum: Beasts 10-21-2008, 02:48 AM
Replies: 367
Views: 115,696
Posted By Wolfgang
CWADEJ: I'm in Afghanistan now, in...

CWADEJ:

I'm in Afghanistan now, in Kandahar. There's plenty of motorcycles here. it's a little dicey riding outside of the wire, though.:eek1
Forum: Beasts 10-11-2008, 04:36 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 2,105
Posted By Wolfgang
I know what it's like to get fixated on a bike -...

I know what it's like to get fixated on a bike - sometimes the design, the colors, the ride, the powertrain specs just seem to make great sense or have an appeal that you can't shake. There was a...
Forum: Road warriors 09-16-2008, 02:43 AM
Replies: 42
Views: 4,257
Posted By Wolfgang
Sportster: I was doing a 60 mile per day commute,...

Sportster: I was doing a 60 mile per day commute, year round, on my 883r before being deployed. 50 mpg, plenty of passing power, dependable, solid, etc etc. Parts are readily availble. Extremely...
Forum: Asia 09-13-2008, 10:21 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 1,006
Posted By Wolfgang
Laugh Somewhere in Afghanistan

Adventure riding at it's best......:D And only a year to go. :eek1
Forum: Beasts 08-05-2008, 10:27 AM
Replies: 71
Views: 10,018
Posted By Wolfgang
K75 on the Dempster Highway, heading to Inuvik.

K75 on the Dempster Highway, heading to Inuvik.
Forum: Road warriors 06-05-2008, 02:30 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,655
Posted By Wolfgang
I was going to trade my bike in but I'm kinda...

I was going to trade my bike in but I'm kinda getting used to it. It is really stable at highway speeds - I think the fat 17 inch wheels help (compared to my Sportster, which has relatively skinny...
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