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Forum: Road warriors 08-25-2014, 04:47 AM
Replies: 80
Views: 5,489
Posted By Mattbastard
Back when my ex had an M50 I was doing some...

Back when my ex had an M50 I was doing some research into the cam chain noise she thought she was experiencing. Turns out the chain is cheap shit and once it stretches out past the tensioners travel...
Forum: Pics, pics, pics... 08-24-2014, 07:10 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 7,167
Posted By Mattbastard
Wrong building dude. You wanna go south...

Wrong building dude.

You wanna go south about a mile. It's the new huge Swiss Chalet looking place way up on the hill.
Forum: Central From Da Nort Woods to the Plane States 08-20-2014, 04:51 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 557
Posted By Mattbastard
Born and raised in Mercer, which is just south of...

Born and raised in Mercer, which is just south of Ironwood in Wisconsin.

South boundary Rd. is a good one. Also, take 513 (Black River Rd.) out of Bessemer back up to the lake. Nice hiking...
Forum: Road warriors 08-19-2014, 05:06 PM
Replies: 490
Views: 56,358
Posted By Mattbastard
Care to elaborate a bit? I didn't know...

Care to elaborate a bit?

I didn't know they had one already. Perhaps a rip up there this weekend will be in order. I need to test out the new amp I put on my Vision at interstate speeds anyway.
Forum: Road warriors 08-08-2014, 03:37 PM
Replies: 490
Views: 56,358
Posted By Mattbastard
Technically they should compare it to the...

Technically they should compare it to the Sportster 1200

And to all you suspension nay-sayers, give it a year and Progressive will be all over those shocks. I mean for Christ's sake, they've been...
Forum: Road warriors 08-05-2014, 04:44 AM
Replies: 490
Views: 56,358
Posted By Mattbastard
You just can't accept a good product if it's not...

You just can't accept a good product if it's not aligned with your agenda can you?
Forum: Road warriors 08-04-2014, 04:57 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 2,470
Posted By Mattbastard
I completely agree with you about the sportster...

I completely agree with you about the sportster being a chameleon, but my justification was based on the Sportster I owned for a few years. Trying to turn it into a touring bike was limited,...
Forum: Road warriors 08-04-2014, 04:54 AM
Replies: 66
Views: 4,903
Posted By Mattbastard
While what you say holds merit, I've also put a...

While what you say holds merit, I've also put a few hundred miles on a 2014 Street Glide, which my father bought to replace his 2004 Ultra, which I bought. The 14 is better in ride and handling and...
Forum: Road warriors 08-03-2014, 04:31 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 2,470
Posted By Mattbastard
I've been in your shoes before, trying to make a...

I've been in your shoes before, trying to make a bike into something it's not designed for originally. The Sportster is a bar hopper (essentially). If you're looking to tour, buy a bike designed...
Forum: Road warriors 08-03-2014, 04:27 AM
Replies: 490
Views: 56,358
Posted By Mattbastard
Given the size of the bike I'm not sure mid...

Given the size of the bike I'm not sure mid controls would be a good fit for people over 5'8". I've sat on the Sportster lately and with its forwards, it's just a bit cramped for my 5'9" frame, and...
Forum: Road warriors 08-01-2014, 04:57 AM
Replies: 66
Views: 4,903
Posted By Mattbastard
As the owner of a 2004 Ultra Classic and a 2013...

As the owner of a 2004 Ultra Classic and a 2013 Victory Vision, I can objectively say the Vision has assumed all touring duties in my household. It's more reliable, faster, handles better, stops...
Forum: Road warriors 07-30-2014, 04:45 AM
Replies: 1,982
Views: 266,205
Posted By Mattbastard
At least they finally did something to that...

At least they finally did something to that weak-ass stereo on these bikes. At interstate speeds I can barely hear mine.
Forum: Road warriors 07-21-2014, 06:43 PM
Replies: 1,982
Views: 266,205
Posted By Mattbastard
Rollin How many miles are on that bike?

Rollin

How many miles are on that bike?
Forum: Road warriors 07-18-2014, 04:53 AM
Replies: 1,982
Views: 266,205
Posted By Mattbastard
Ya know, you can take preload out of the Vic...

Ya know, you can take preload out of the Vic shocks...

My Hammer was strung tighter than a banjo string, until I loosened the two lock nuts on the top of the shock. Much smoother ride after that.
Forum: Road warriors 07-17-2014, 04:50 AM
Replies: 56
Views: 6,648
Posted By Mattbastard
Go figure, someone from West Virgina is standing...

Go figure, someone from West Virgina is standing up for HD...:lol3

Actually I don't hate them, I just hate how they're putting style and heritage in front of function and modern engineering.
...
Forum: Road warriors 07-13-2014, 06:24 AM
Replies: 56
Views: 6,648
Posted By Mattbastard
2nd Maybe instead of putting more sugar on...

2nd

Maybe instead of putting more sugar on dogshit they should actually design a new motor capable of competing with the engines of today without stretching a mid 90's design past its point of...
Forum: Central From Da Nort Woods to the Plane States 07-13-2014, 06:12 AM
Replies: 748
Views: 41,162
Posted By Mattbastard
Gonna whip up a beer today. I haven't made a...

Gonna whip up a beer today. I haven't made a beer since last Thanksgiving. This whole time I've had three kegs on tap down stairs and I guess I just didn't drink all that much over the winter so...
Forum: Old's Cool 07-03-2014, 02:54 PM
Replies: 15,210
Views: 8,693,733
Posted By Mattbastard
Um, that don't balance out Tom...

Um, that don't balance out Tom...
Forum: Central From Da Nort Woods to the Plane States 06-30-2014, 04:51 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 342
Posted By Mattbastard
How does coolant just disappear with no symptoms,...

How does coolant just disappear with no symptoms, like white exhaust?

Good on ya Yoss for helping a fella out.
Forum: Central From Da Nort Woods to the Plane States 06-30-2014, 04:38 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 342
Posted By Mattbastard
Bump for a guy in need. Sorry man, travel issues...

Bump for a guy in need. Sorry man, travel issues suck but they do make some some good conversation when you get home.
Forum: Road warriors 06-28-2014, 06:24 PM
Replies: 1,982
Views: 266,205
Posted By Mattbastard
Yea, but it looks like a friggin candy cane...

Yea, but it looks like a friggin candy cane...
Forum: Road warriors 06-28-2014, 11:47 AM
Replies: 1,982
Views: 266,205
Posted By Mattbastard
I believe I can speak objectively on this. ...

I believe I can speak objectively on this. Having spent 10,000 miles on my Vision, and a little over 3,000 on a 2004 Ultra Classic, that the Vision is, hands down, much more comfortable. The Ultra...
Forum: Central From Da Nort Woods to the Plane States 06-20-2014, 04:54 AM
Replies: 3,001
Views: 179,834
Posted By Mattbastard
Wow, I forgot I put this up here. It's been well...

Wow, I forgot I put this up here. It's been well over a week, should I give a hint?

It's beer related, and since I was on the west side of the state...
Forum: Central From Da Nort Woods to the Plane States 06-11-2014, 07:17 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 354
Posted By Mattbastard
Minocqua is kind of my old stomping grounds. I'm...

Minocqua is kind of my old stomping grounds. I'm from Mercer and spent a lot of time on roads in that area, mostly between Mercer and Presque Isle. There's tons of good roads all over Vilas County....
Forum: Road warriors 06-02-2014, 04:35 AM
Replies: 1,982
Views: 266,205
Posted By Mattbastard
I gotta tell you guys something here. Over the...

I gotta tell you guys something here. Over the course of the week I'll be taking my Dad's 2004 Ultra Classic back from Floriduh to Wisconsin. I'm looking at almost 2000 miles the way I've got...
Forum: Road warriors 06-01-2014, 07:02 PM
Replies: 1,982
Views: 266,205
Posted By Mattbastard
Yup. I can push mine up with my finger right in...

Yup. I can push mine up with my finger right in the middle on a cold belt and it'll go up a little over an inch. I get 1/3" on a hot belt doing the same thing. The problem is that I could never...
Forum: Road warriors 05-30-2014, 04:45 AM
Replies: 1,982
Views: 266,205
Posted By Mattbastard
I just picked up a belt tension gauge. Turns out...

I just picked up a belt tension gauge. Turns out my belt was a little on the tight side. According to the manual, 1.25" of flex at 10 lbs of force is required. (Which I never understood since my...
Forum: Road warriors 05-27-2014, 04:58 AM
Replies: 1,982
Views: 266,205
Posted By Mattbastard
That's my overdrive rule, between 60 and 65...

That's my overdrive rule, between 60 and 65 before I shift to 6th. I just try keeping the revs above 2500 in most applications in 4th thru 6th. In town the lower gears go down below that.

I...
Forum: 2 smokers 05-26-2014, 06:28 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 5,653
Posted By Mattbastard
For me it's the sound and the power in such a...

For me it's the sound and the power in such a small package. I get so sick of hearing Harleys all over it's nice to hear a motorcycle that doesn't sound like a high revving rocket or a noisy V-Twin...
Forum: Equipment 05-26-2014, 04:58 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 486
Posted By Mattbastard
Thanks Tag. I ride a 2013 Victory Vision. It's...

Thanks Tag. I ride a 2013 Victory Vision. It's pretty good at blocking the wind, but I have the shortest windshield I can find on it and if you direct the louvers under the mirrors towards you it...
Forum: Equipment 05-25-2014, 07:25 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 486
Posted By Mattbastard
Finally got me some 'stich

Took a really long ride up to Duluth yesterday. Got up at 4 and hit the road around 5:30 since they close at 2 and I wanted plenty of time to shop. It's a nice setup in there. Since last year...
Forum: Central From Da Nort Woods to the Plane States 05-25-2014, 02:19 PM
Replies: 3,001
Views: 179,834
Posted By Mattbastard
http://i900.photobucket.com/albums/ac205/Mattbasta...

http://i900.photobucket.com/albums/ac205/Mattbastard750/image_zps7da12690.jpeg

Holy Crap was that a good shake. Had a burger and fries while there too. Neat place.
...
Forum: Central From Da Nort Woods to the Plane States 05-25-2014, 06:41 AM
Replies: 1,493
Views: 86,709
Posted By Mattbastard
It's in friggin glenbulah!

It's in friggin glenbulah!
Forum: Central From Da Nort Woods to the Plane States 05-16-2014, 04:47 AM
Replies: 3,001
Views: 179,834
Posted By Mattbastard
Watertown?

Watertown?
Forum: Central From Da Nort Woods to the Plane States 05-14-2014, 04:13 PM
Replies: 1,493
Views: 86,709
Posted By Mattbastard
So do I need to give a hint or is just nobody...

So do I need to give a hint or is just nobody riding this week?

It is kinda shitty out.
Forum: Central From Da Nort Woods to the Plane States 05-09-2014, 02:58 PM
Replies: 1,493
Views: 86,709
Posted By Mattbastard
That wasn't so hard now was it?

That wasn't so hard now was it?
Forum: Central From Da Nort Woods to the Plane States 05-08-2014, 05:31 PM
Replies: 1,493
Views: 86,709
Posted By Mattbastard
http://i900.photobucket.com/albums/ac205/Mattbasta...

http://i900.photobucket.com/albums/ac205/Mattbastard750/Church_zps74ba6306.jpg

Which I have to say that church is on a really fun road.
...
Forum: Road warriors 05-08-2014, 05:22 PM
Replies: 1,982
Views: 266,205
Posted By Mattbastard
Cool. Glad you liked the rides. I personally...

Cool. Glad you liked the rides. I personally love my Vision.
Forum: Central From Da Nort Woods to the Plane States 05-08-2014, 04:58 AM
Replies: 1,493
Views: 86,709
Posted By Mattbastard
I have my last final exam this Saturday. :clap ...

I have my last final exam this Saturday. :clap

(Found it! Maybe tonight if the rain holds out)
Forum: Road warriors 05-07-2014, 04:50 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 2,950
Posted By Mattbastard
Never having ridden one, but after doing a lot of...

Never having ridden one, but after doing a lot of research last summer I'm pretty fond of them, more so than the SG it's slated against. The faring is definitely original, but I can see the...
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