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Forum: The Garage 03-17-2015, 11:01 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,572
Posted By discochris
That's a very old softener. It's entirely...

That's a very old softener. It's entirely possible it's not working and needs to be replaced. They wear out like any other appliance.

Another possibility is that you have a salt bridge at the...
Forum: The Garage 03-15-2015, 10:38 PM
Replies: 85
Views: 3,196
Posted By discochris
My 1966 F-100 has the optional lap belts, which...

My 1966 F-100 has the optional lap belts, which seems even more odd for a truck.

I know I looked a while back, but I think a lot of those engines can run unleaded with no problem. I always have on...
Forum: Moto Bellissima: All Other Dualsports 03-15-2015, 10:18 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 764
Posted By discochris
I'd be hesitant to buy one with those mods at...

I'd be hesitant to buy one with those mods at that price. You don't know how well the mods were done. The 06's and 07's are programmable with ECMspy, but if I recall, it's a lot harder to do that on...
Forum: Moto Bellissima: All Other Dualsports 03-15-2015, 10:14 PM
Replies: 69
Views: 5,093
Posted By discochris
There are a few things I've heard are tough, but...

There are a few things I've heard are tough, but I can't recall what's unobtanium.

I know that the last time I went to order some things for mine before I got ride of it, the dealer said that a...
Forum: Moto Bellissima: All Other Dualsports 03-08-2015, 11:42 PM
Replies: 69
Views: 5,093
Posted By discochris
The parts issue was a major reason I sold my Uly....

The parts issue was a major reason I sold my Uly. Since I can only justify having one bike, waiting a long time for parts, especially with a relatively short riding season here, was a problem.
...
Forum: Road warriors 03-08-2015, 10:50 PM
Replies: 101
Views: 7,413
Posted By discochris
I had a 2008 Uly XT for five years. I hated it...

I had a 2008 Uly XT for five years. I hated it the longer I had it. Wind protection, even with a Palmer screen was terrible, fuel range was awful (I added an aux fuel cell for long distance stuff),...
Forum: Moto Bellissima: All Other Dualsports 03-01-2015, 11:47 PM
Replies: 69
Views: 5,093
Posted By discochris
I suspect it's very much a desire to be different...

I suspect it's very much a desire to be different and to ride a motorcycle that most others wouldn't consider or even know much about.
Forum: The Garage 03-01-2015, 11:09 PM
Replies: 68
Views: 4,107
Posted By discochris
While this is getting off topic, I won't flame...

While this is getting off topic, I won't flame you…
I have a 1966 Ford F100. It lives up at my cabin now, because driving it in big city traffic was positively frightening. I also tried to drive a...
Forum: The Garage 03-01-2015, 12:10 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,800
Posted By discochris
The appliance cheapening thing is so true. We...

The appliance cheapening thing is so true. We lived in our last house for ten years - bought it brand new - and we ended up replacing every appliance except the dryer in less than ten years.

As...
Forum: The Garage 02-28-2015, 11:59 PM
Replies: 68
Views: 4,107
Posted By discochris
I put winter tires/rims on my old Fit every year,...

I put winter tires/rims on my old Fit every year, and I was too cheap to buy a second set of sensors, so I just dealt with the light for four months a year. No chime. When I put the stock wheels...
Forum: The Garage 02-28-2015, 11:42 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 3,432
Posted By discochris
I work in the salt industry, and we get a lot of...

I work in the salt industry, and we get a lot of questions about drinking softened water. In short, there's nothing wrong with it.

In general, most people bypass the softener for the cold water to...
Forum: The Garage 02-20-2015, 10:30 PM
Replies: 3,000
Views: 420,423
Posted By discochris
Painted. And Painted. And Painted. I've been...

Painted. And Painted. And Painted.

I've been painting the ceiling in the garage for the past three nights. What a PITA. 38 year old house, brown paper drywall and has never been painted. I should...
Forum: The Garage 01-15-2015, 11:27 PM
Replies: 6,453
Views: 2,877,855
Posted By discochris
Is tile a realistic solution in climates where...

Is tile a realistic solution in climates where there's a lot of salt use on the roads in the winter? I know I'm constantly squeegeeing out dirt and salt residue that melts off the cars all winter...
Forum: Moto Bellissima: All Other Dualsports 01-15-2015, 11:11 PM
Replies: 66
Views: 16,593
Posted By discochris
If and that's a big IF, the AX is ever released,...

If and that's a big IF, the AX is ever released, it could be the greatest bike on earth, but it still doesn't address the biggest problem EBR is going to have right now, and that's a minuscule dealer...
Forum: Moto Bellissima: All Other Dualsports 01-14-2015, 11:50 AM
Replies: 69
Views: 5,093
Posted By discochris
The OP said that the dealer wants $6500 for the...

The OP said that the dealer wants $6500 for the '09. I think that's way too much.
Forum: Moto Bellissima: All Other Dualsports 01-13-2015, 10:19 PM
Replies: 69
Views: 5,093
Posted By discochris
$6500 is probably too much. It's a buyers market...

$6500 is probably too much. It's a buyers market for Buells right now.
I had an '08 XT with 23,000 and I had a really tough time selling it last summer. I had it for sale for two months. I started...
Forum: Road warriors 01-13-2015, 12:09 AM
Replies: 43
Views: 5,289
Posted By discochris
Damn is that nice.

Damn is that nice.
Forum: Road warriors 01-12-2015, 11:50 PM
Replies: 60
Views: 5,218
Posted By discochris
I'm not an expert on the rest of the XB line, but...

I'm not an expert on the rest of the XB line, but from what I know, yes, Ulys were worse. Part of that might have been expectations. Buell really touted the belt technology on the Uly, particularly...
Forum: Road warriors 01-11-2015, 09:35 PM
Replies: 60
Views: 5,218
Posted By discochris
The first gen 06-07 Uly's got better mileage. My...

The first gen 06-07 Uly's got better mileage. My 2008 never went more than 180 miles on a tank, and sometimes the light went on at 130. And those belts were problematic. Lots of stories of breakage...
Forum: The Garage 01-09-2015, 11:32 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 6,100
Posted By discochris
I started a similar thread last spring. Our house...

I started a similar thread last spring. Our house was built in 1978 and was never re-insulated, so it was only originally done to about R-19 (In Minnesota!).
Our house is an odd multilevel layout so...
Forum: Road warriors 01-06-2015, 12:01 AM
Replies: 60
Views: 5,218
Posted By discochris
I was very seriously in the market for an NT700V...

I was very seriously in the market for an NT700V last summer, but there weren't that many around. I ended up getting a good deal on a 2003 ST1300ABS, so I jumped on that instead. I was a bit...
Forum: Old's Cool 12-29-2014, 12:07 AM
Replies: 2,947
Views: 902,928
Posted By discochris
A friend of mine has one. I've nosed around about...

A friend of mine has one. I've nosed around about buying it from him. He always has money issues, but so far he won't sell it to me. Or he thinks it's worth way more than it is...
Forum: Road warriors 11-03-2014, 10:13 PM
Replies: 383
Views: 28,238
Posted By discochris
I know a great many people who are basically tech...

I know a great many people who are basically tech nerds for a living, but gravitate towards much simpler tastes in their personal lives. Guys who work on complex mechanical and computer systems, but...
Forum: Road warriors 11-03-2014, 10:05 PM
Replies: 125
Views: 14,345
Posted By discochris
They did. ...

They did.

http://www.motorcyclespecs.co.za/Gallery/Buell%20XB12X%20Ulysses%2006%20%203.jpg
Forum: Road warriors 10-31-2014, 09:56 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 3,582
Posted By discochris
I so want a KZ1000P.

I so want a KZ1000P.
Forum: Road warriors 10-12-2014, 11:57 PM
Replies: 553
Views: 102,475
Posted By discochris
I had that exact same bike. And mine is sold and...

I had that exact same bike. And mine is sold and gone for the exact same reasons. And I have a Honda ST1300 now. The Uly was SO much fun to ride around town, but two long trips and two breakdowns...
Forum: Road warriors 09-25-2014, 12:13 AM
Replies: 56
Views: 5,307
Posted By discochris
You had a great experience because they're great...

You had a great experience because they're great people.

J&L Harley in Sioux Falls might just be the best motorcycle dealership I've ever dealt with. I balled a tire on my Buell on a distance...
Forum: Road warriors 09-22-2014, 12:15 AM
Replies: 76
Views: 4,892
Posted By discochris
Well, if you weren't dead set on a newer machine,...

Well, if you weren't dead set on a newer machine, I'd recommend a Nighthawk, or maybe even a PC800.

I get what many are saying about buying a smaller bike, but it's clear you have a lot of miles...
Forum: Road warriors 09-14-2014, 10:46 PM
Replies: 76
Views: 4,892
Posted By discochris
I wouldn't worry about weight. I just picked up...

I wouldn't worry about weight. I just picked up an older good condition used ST1300ABS for cheap. I was coming off a Buell Ulysses (I did have a C10 before that, which was heavy), and was a little...
Forum: Road warriors 08-24-2014, 10:48 PM
Replies: 115
Views: 15,223
Posted By discochris
I'll echo those who have said that the 80's...

I'll echo those who have said that the 80's Suzuki's had charging issues...
Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 08-24-2014, 10:20 PM
Replies: 374
Views: 113,497
Posted By discochris
The best Uly forum is the Big Bad and Dirty forum...

The best Uly forum is the Big Bad and Dirty forum over at badweatherbikers.com.
Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 08-23-2014, 07:33 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 2,105
Posted By discochris
Well stated.Well stated indeed.

Well stated.Well stated indeed.
Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 08-22-2014, 11:31 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 2,105
Posted By discochris
I agree with Canoehead. As someone with a...

I agree with Canoehead.

As someone with a two year old, and who just got rid of a Uly, I think I can comment on this.

1. Yes, I would sell it while it has some value. Despite those who say that...
Forum: The Garage 08-19-2014, 09:51 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 3,996
Posted By discochris
Minnesota has non-ethanol gas, but you have to...

Minnesota has non-ethanol gas, but you have to really search it out. I know a few places. Wisconsin is a bit better. Most places, especially where there are a lot of boats and snowmobiles, will have...
Forum: Road warriors 08-19-2014, 09:46 PM
Replies: 103
Views: 15,520
Posted By discochris
I considered one of these this year, but they're...

I considered one of these this year, but they're kind of hard to find. I never did actually get to see one, but they seem really cool.
Forum: Road warriors 08-19-2014, 09:32 PM
Replies: 70
Views: 7,147
Posted By discochris
The new CEO knew jack about motorcycles and just...

The new CEO knew jack about motorcycles and just saw Buell as a way to trim expenses quickly, likely to appease shareholders. Supposedly before he came on, they were going to break ground on a brand...
Forum: Road warriors 08-19-2014, 02:15 PM
Replies: 70
Views: 7,147
Posted By discochris
It's coming sooner than that I fear, which is a...

It's coming sooner than that I fear, which is a big reason I got rid of my Buell this year. More and more often I was seeing parts come up as obsolete, or pending obsolete, or it would literally take...
Forum: Road warriors 08-18-2014, 11:13 PM
Replies: 2,580
Views: 301,669
Posted By discochris
I was over at a friends place tonight, and we...

I was over at a friends place tonight, and we were talking bikes. I mentioned I'd sold the Buell to get a Honda, and he said he was looking at a new bike himself. He currently has a Dyna Wide Glide...
Forum: Road warriors 08-18-2014, 10:50 PM
Replies: 70
Views: 7,147
Posted By discochris
"Polaris has hinted at Victory moving into...

"Polaris has hinted at Victory moving into directions other than cruisers which gives me GREAT hope for some sporty standards or ADV bikes under the Victory banner. I fully believe Polaris has the...
Forum: Road warriors 08-18-2014, 11:11 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 2,786
Posted By discochris
Then get a Pelican case and figure out how to...

Then get a Pelican case and figure out how to mount it.
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