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Forum: Ride reports Yesterday, 09:11 AM
Replies: 136
Views: 11,131
Posted By Keithert
Very interesting ride report. Good luck. I hope...

Very interesting ride report. Good luck. I hope that Pig2 works out for you! how many miles were on Pig1? Was the failure related to the trip itself and conditions such as heat or oil condition? ...
Forum: Road warriors Yesterday, 07:33 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 1,404
Posted By Keithert
When I was shopping for a newer bike cruise was...

When I was shopping for a newer bike cruise was high on my list of wants. I ended up buying a Royal Star Tour Deluxe that has cruise. All of my other bikes have had throttle locks installed. For a...
Forum: Equipment 07-24-2014, 09:26 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 670
Posted By Keithert
Yes the bolt I used inside the tube is 1/4 20.

Yes the bolt I used inside the tube is 1/4 20.
Forum: Old's Cool 07-24-2014, 09:19 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 2,300
Posted By Keithert
The ultimate sidecar rig. One for my wife and...

The ultimate sidecar rig. One for my wife and one for my son.
Forum: Equipment 07-24-2014, 08:01 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 670
Posted By Keithert
Got the bolts and they are only threaded for one...

Got the bolts and they are only threaded for one inch of the bolt length. Can I usa a tap and die to thread them down further? I might need another inch.
Forum: Ride reports 07-23-2014, 08:42 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 777
Posted By Keithert
Why did you regret the lack of fairing? I don't...

Why did you regret the lack of fairing? I don't care for large fairings.
Forum: Hacks 07-22-2014, 07:12 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 663
Posted By Keithert
I live near Chicago. Usually when we get snow...

I live near Chicago. Usually when we get snow within 2 days the streets are completely clear with maybe only a trickle of ice from melting snow. That is the situation I'd likely be riding in. I...
Forum: Ride reports 07-22-2014, 12:18 PM
Replies: 89
Views: 12,703
Posted By Keithert
Sounds like an amazing trip! Thanks for sharing.

Sounds like an amazing trip! Thanks for sharing.
Forum: The Rockies It's all downhill from here... 07-22-2014, 11:51 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 446
Posted By Keithert
I used u-ship.com to have a bike shipped from...

I used u-ship.com to have a bike shipped from Arkansas to Chicago last fall. Cost $450. DesertRatt was the shipper. Bike arrived in good condition. He is based out of California and tend to load...
Forum: Hacks 07-22-2014, 07:52 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 663
Posted By Keithert
Considering Triumph with Cozy sidecar trade

I'm considering trading My 06 Miata to a Miata forum member for his 2010 Triumph Bonneville with Cozy sidecar. I've wanted a Ural but the reliability issues have me scared. The seller says this...
Forum: Equipment 07-22-2014, 06:56 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 670
Posted By Keithert
Shipping turned out to be $6.71.

Shipping turned out to be $6.71.
Forum: Hacks 07-21-2014, 09:48 AM
Replies: 2,638
Views: 400,500
Posted By Keithert
I go back and forth on wanting a Ural. They seem...

I go back and forth on wanting a Ural. They seem to cost new Harley money for 70's Harley reliability. I was following along on an inmates ride report and getting excited about Urals when his...
Forum: Equipment 07-21-2014, 07:58 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 670
Posted By Keithert
Thank you for the offer. I ordered some from...

Thank you for the offer. I ordered some from McMaster though.
Forum: Equipment 07-21-2014, 06:59 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 670
Posted By Keithert
Thanks. That is just what I need. Weird that...

Thanks. That is just what I need. Weird that their site doesn't show the shipping charges. I hope it is not excessive, but their price of a stainless bolt was good.
Forum: Equipment 07-21-2014, 06:23 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 670
Posted By Keithert
need 6 inch 1/4 20 allen bolt

I need two 6 inch 1/4 20 allen bolt for my bar end weights on my Royal Star. I found some at fastenall.com but the shipping price is high. Does anyone know of a good site for unusual bolts?
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 07-21-2014, 06:21 AM
Replies: 52
Views: 3,645
Posted By Keithert
I wear a Nolan so regular helmet locks don't...

I wear a Nolan so regular helmet locks don't work. I usually clip it to the crash bar on the V-Strom or to a cable mounted to the helmet lock on the Royal Star. At work no one is likely to mess...
Forum: Road warriors 07-20-2014, 07:26 PM
Replies: 1,943
Views: 297,573
Posted By Keithert
In 96 My father bought a new 95 R1100R in Alaska....

In 96 My father bought a new 95 R1100R in Alaska. He rode it back to Chicago from there and had no issues having only the factory bags and a windshield.
Forum: Ride reports 07-19-2014, 05:30 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 3,149
Posted By Keithert
Sorry to hear of your porblems. Let us know how...

Sorry to hear of your porblems. Let us know how it comes out. I'm 40 miles west of chicago if you need a break on the way back.
Forum: Latin America 07-18-2014, 01:08 AM
Replies: 490
Views: 77,666
Posted By Keithert
I've been waiting for the DNA results before I...

I've been waiting for the DNA results before I gave up hope. This makes me very sad. R.I.P. Harry.
Forum: Ride reports 07-17-2014, 11:43 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 3,149
Posted By Keithert
Just as I'm starting to get over wanting a Ural I...

Just as I'm starting to get over wanting a Ural I find this thread! Good luck on your trip. I was in Rocky Mountain national park last week. It is a cool area. I did like my trip to the Ouray...
Forum: The Garage 07-08-2014, 07:26 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 2,190
Posted By Keithert
I also have a V-Sttom and I don't think I'd...

I also have a V-Sttom and I don't think I'd trailer it without a chock. Much heavier than a dirt bike.
Forum: The Garage 07-08-2014, 06:55 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 2,190
Posted By Keithert
I trailered my bike home when I bought it with no...

I trailered my bike home when I bought it with no chock. I strapped it down in the rear and then the front. It didn't feel like it would work but as we tightened down the straps it became very...
Forum: Old's Cool 07-04-2014, 07:24 AM
Replies: 113
Views: 30,015
Posted By Keithert
There is a supposedly good running Silverwing...

There is a supposedly good running Silverwing near me with a kinda rough body. Its got thirty three thousand miles. The owner is asking for a thousand for it.
Forum: Thumpers 07-03-2014, 10:26 AM
Replies: 47
Views: 2,463
Posted By Keithert
GoPro is the best out there because as of last...

GoPro is the best out there because as of last week I own the company. Well a small part of it.

In the videos I've done thus far I mount the camera to the bike. I ordered a chest mount after...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 07-03-2014, 06:55 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 364
Posted By Keithert
I read on another site that a TR-6 is off center...

I read on another site that a TR-6 is off center while a TR-4 is centered. I'll have to see what the XT uses.
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 07-03-2014, 06:07 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 364
Posted By Keithert
tube size help

I'm ordering new tires and tubes for my XT225 and am having a hard time deciding on the tubes. Tires will be Shinko 244s. The tire sizes will be 2.75-21
and 4.1-18. The tube sizes are listed as...
Forum: Road warriors 07-01-2014, 05:54 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 2,361
Posted By Keithert
I bought an RSTD 3 weeks ago. I like it a lot. ...

I bought an RSTD 3 weeks ago. I like it a lot. I had a 99 Venture previously from 99-03. I put 48,000 miles on that bike in 3 seasons. I bought this bike to have a bike that fits my wife and I...
Forum: GPS Tracks - Central, Texas & Gulf States 06-30-2014, 04:54 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 2,760
Posted By Keithert
I took my cruiser down to Dixon. I had a good...

I took my cruiser down to Dixon. I had a good ride. Next time I'll have to take the V-Sttom.
Forum: Hacks 06-30-2014, 05:43 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,348
Posted By Keithert
From what I read putting a car on a V-Strom is a...

From what I read putting a car on a V-Strom is a bit tricky due to the aluminum frame. I know it's been done though.

The Ural bike itself had a very cool feel to it. Almost like a Sportster.
Forum: Hacks 06-29-2014, 06:50 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,348
Posted By Keithert
I looked at putting a sidecar on my Vulcan 1500. ...

I looked at putting a sidecar on my Vulcan 1500. It would have cost at least $5000 to buy and install.
Forum: Hacks 06-29-2014, 04:45 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,348
Posted By Keithert
Where did you do the demo?

Where did you do the demo?
Forum: Hacks 06-28-2014, 02:28 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,348
Posted By Keithert
Rode a 14 Ural today at a demo

Ural was at my local dealer today doing an on road demo. At first they gave a 15 minute talk about how and why the bike would pull to the right when accelerating and to the left when braking. Then...
Forum: Americas 06-24-2014, 08:39 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,962
Posted By Keithert
I use Priceline's Express Deals a lot. You get...

I use Priceline's Express Deals a lot. You get to see the price and the area and number of stars of the hotel. You just don't know the hotel name until you buy. I've had good results using this...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 06-24-2014, 06:31 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 689
Posted By Keithert
Differences in chain slackness

On my V-Strom the chain has about 2/3 of an inch variation in slackness from the tightest to loosest point. I know that chains wear at different rates. Does this seem like an excessive amount of...
Forum: GPS Tracks - Central, Texas & Gulf States 06-24-2014, 06:12 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 2,760
Posted By Keithert
Thanks for posting this. I'll likely be checking...

Thanks for posting this. I'll likely be checking it out on Thursday.
Forum: Central From Da Nort Woods to the Plane States 06-23-2014, 08:31 PM
Replies: 13,925
Views: 661,620
Posted By Keithert
Thanks for the link. I may just do that. I...

Thanks for the link. I may just do that. I downloaded the kml file and converted it for my co-pilot app.
Forum: Central From Da Nort Woods to the Plane States 06-23-2014, 01:52 PM
Replies: 13,925
Views: 661,620
Posted By Keithert
This Wednesday night and all day Thursday I'm...

This Wednesday night and all day Thursday I'm looking to go for a ride somewhere within 200 miles of Chicago. I'm thinking of the Galena area but open to suggestions. Where do you like to go for...
Forum: Road warriors 06-21-2014, 12:27 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 616
Posted By Keithert
My father was able to pick up his new bike last...

My father was able to pick up his new bike last week. It does not have the electronic shock.

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Forum: Equipment 06-18-2014, 08:46 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 514
Posted By Keithert
Riding underwear for general usage

I have different types of boxer-briefs that are good for riding. The problem with them is that they bind up on the legs and are not comfortable for usage the rest of the day. I usually use regular...
Forum: Americas 06-16-2014, 11:09 AM
Replies: 205
Views: 10,782
Posted By Keithert
What's going on? Buying an Astro out there? ...

What's going on? Buying an Astro out there?

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