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Forum: Thumpers 06-30-2014, 05:05 AM
Replies: 12,836
Views: 1,224,721
Posted By rwven
Noisy at 3K miles

Mine did the same (2011) it ended up being the balancer chain adjuster (doohickey) not the valves at all. There was zero adjustment available from the factory spring. I installed the EagleMike...
Forum: Road warriors 06-18-2013, 04:38 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,665
Posted By rwven
Not as smooth as Honda's flat 6 cylinder. The...

Not as smooth as Honda's flat 6 cylinder. The motor has a definite pulse to it, noticeable but not particularly objectionable to me. I also ride a Buell Ulysses and a Kawasaki KLR so I may not be the...
Forum: Road warriors 06-17-2013, 08:53 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,665
Posted By rwven
I picked up a 2000 model in April of this year....

I picked up a 2000 model in April of this year. It is comfortable, has plenty of power and handles about as well as you can expect for a big heavy luxo-tourer.

Your passenger will like it. My wife...
Forum: Face plant 07-29-2011, 11:01 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,945
Posted By rwven
If you highsided a 2011 'Strada 12

Your wallet is going to be more broken than your hand.
Forum: Road warriors 05-27-2011, 09:44 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 3,064
Posted By rwven
Pegasus Race Team

Pretty much ate their lunch in the 2010 German Sound of Thunder Series. Even beating them on Ducati's own event in Assen.

http://www.pegasusraceteam.com/html/front.html
Forum: Road warriors 05-27-2011, 09:01 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 3,064
Posted By rwven
The competition

Priced a Desmosedici RR lately? That's the competition.
Forum: Beasts 07-05-2010, 04:52 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 3,269
Posted By rwven
I always close the bags on my Uly completely...

I always close the bags on my Uly completely before engaging the latch.:deal I also carry a cam lock strap in my topbox just in case....
Forum: Face plant 05-30-2010, 07:07 AM
Replies: 71
Views: 10,163
Posted By rwven
Bad Karma Dude....

Bad Karma Dude....
Forum: Face plant 05-18-2010, 08:48 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 2,663
Posted By rwven
First off, good job that you didn't get hurt...

First off, good job that you didn't get hurt worse.

What does the law in your state have to say about the minimum distance from the crest of a hill that a U-turn can be made?
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 03-15-2010, 05:24 AM
Replies: 1,148
Views: 99,058
Posted By rwven
1976...Suzuki T500 Titan...Borrowed bike from...

1976...Suzuki T500 Titan...Borrowed bike from friend, first and only time I rode it was for the test.
Forum: Road warriors 03-14-2010, 03:45 PM
Replies: 109
Views: 31,207
Posted By rwven
Yet another rumor I heard, this from a guy I ride...

Yet another rumor I heard, this from a guy I ride with occasionally who used to work for Honda America, was that the chassis designer (of the 1800)wanted to reconfigure the engine with a slight "V"...
Forum: Beasts 02-01-2010, 08:03 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,368
Posted By rwven
You want to go here: ...

You want to go here:

http://www.badweatherbikers.com/

Post your story under "Big Bad & Dirty" and you will get help.
Forum: Road warriors 01-19-2010, 12:08 PM
Replies: 74
Views: 12,598
Posted By rwven
I meant the wheel was only hung on one side....

I meant the wheel was only hung on one side. "Swingarm" was a misnomer in most cases some exceptiuons were noted in other posts.
Forum: Road warriors 01-15-2010, 06:37 AM
Replies: 74
Views: 12,598
Posted By rwven
You car has four single sided swingarms...just...

You car has four single sided swingarms...just sayin'....
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 12-12-2009, 05:57 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 4,183
Posted By rwven
Something like this looks like it would be fairly...

Something like this looks like it would be fairly good protection. Certainly better than some of those little skid lids.

http://www.blueskycycling.com/product4087_7_-Azonic-ONeal-Fury-Helmet.htm
Forum: Face plant 11-08-2009, 03:55 PM
Replies: 54
Views: 9,622
Posted By rwven
Superglue

Superglue was originally developed for the military to quickly close battlefield wounds. It also works great for those painful cracks you can get on your hands in wintertime, just put a drop on and...
Forum: Beasts 10-28-2009, 04:43 AM
Replies: 41
Views: 3,308
Posted By rwven
18k '08 Xt

18k '08 Xt
Forum: Beasts 10-01-2009, 05:08 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 550
Posted By rwven
And the new flash is free, though the dealer will...

And the new flash is free, though the dealer will (may) charge you to install it. Should be their minimum charge (1/2 hour for me, @ $45.00)
Forum: Beasts 10-01-2009, 04:17 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,982
Posted By rwven
On the heat issue

I have the new comfort kit and reflash on my 08 XT and it cures the heat and fan noise issues.
Forum: Beasts 09-30-2009, 06:22 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 540
Posted By rwven
Measuring 6" back from where the seat front meets...

Measuring 6" back from where the seat front meets the airbox cover I get 19" to the top of the pegs. '08 Ulysses XB12XT.
Forum: Face plant 09-30-2009, 09:19 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 4,101
Posted By rwven
I've often wondered that. There seems to be some...

I've often wondered that. There seems to be some anecdotal evidence that hitting the deer straight up and at a higher speed often has a better outcome for the motorcyclist.
Forum: Beasts 09-12-2009, 04:48 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 2,621
Posted By rwven
You must be the first Uly owner ever to have his...

You must be the first Uly owner ever to have his Left leg burned.....:lol3
Forum: Equipment 09-09-2009, 04:49 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 2,710
Posted By rwven
What you have there is a resistor. The 60Cx is...

What you have there is a resistor. The 60Cx is NOT a 12 volt unit, the resistor lowers the voltage. If you wire directly into the 12volt circuit without this resistor you will destroy your unit.
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 07-30-2009, 11:47 AM
Replies: 111
Views: 6,795
Posted By rwven
I agree with this. On my Uly I run two driving...

I agree with this. On my Uly I run two driving lights with 35W 3000K (yellow) HID's and a 35W 6000K HID in my low beam. I still run the 55W stock halogen in my high beam with a PathBlazer for those...
Forum: Face plant 07-23-2009, 04:39 AM
Replies: 68
Views: 11,356
Posted By rwven
Still beats shorts and flipflops.....It's not...

Still beats shorts and flipflops.....It's not junk, it's a compromise between protection and comfort.
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 07-11-2009, 06:22 PM
Replies: 107
Views: 6,049
Posted By rwven
That might be a good place to start. It sure...

That might be a good place to start. It sure would increase the public cooperation and respect for the 2/3 that were left.
Forum: Face plant 07-11-2009, 02:24 PM
Replies: 211
Views: 27,086
Posted By rwven
Absolutely we do, and the farmers and truckers...

Absolutely we do, and the farmers and truckers and cagers need to be responsible also. Usually, when any one of us does something irresponsible we get away with it. Sometimes it comes back and bites...
Forum: Face plant 07-11-2009, 11:05 AM
Replies: 211
Views: 27,086
Posted By rwven
In the first instance the person who "came into...

In the first instance the person who "came into the corner too hot" shares some responsibility. But what if he isn't "come into the corner too hot" and still crashed from the 15% of mud? The law does...
Forum: Face plant 07-11-2009, 09:19 AM
Replies: 211
Views: 27,086
Posted By rwven
In trhe US truckers are required by law to clean...

In trhe US truckers are required by law to clean mud off their tires so as not to deposit it on the highways. For example:

Mud transfer from soil-based logging roads to paved public highways by...
Forum: Face plant 07-11-2009, 06:45 AM
Replies: 211
Views: 27,086
Posted By rwven
"Fuck careless farmers" is a clue... But...

"Fuck careless farmers" is a clue...

But the farmer is to blame, because his failure to secure his load properly created a hazard. No different than the other thread where the 4x4 flew off the...
Forum: Old's Cool 07-10-2009, 03:31 PM
Replies: 2,658
Views: 784,063
Posted By rwven
My first bike was a 1977 Yamaha XS650. I paid...

My first bike was a 1977 Yamaha XS650. I paid $1400.00 brand new.
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 07-09-2009, 08:25 AM
Replies: 107
Views: 6,049
Posted By rwven
"I'm going to have to plead not guilty" And...

"I'm going to have to plead not guilty"

And expect the arresting officer to pull a no show on court day....
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 07-03-2009, 02:29 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 795
Posted By rwven
Driveway sealer perhaps?

Driveway sealer perhaps?
Forum: Road warriors 07-03-2009, 03:49 AM
Replies: 52
Views: 4,518
Posted By rwven
Now THAT sounds like FUN!:clap

Now THAT sounds like FUN!:clap
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 06-22-2009, 04:19 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 894
Posted By rwven
Compared to the Strat and the V-Strom you will...

Compared to the Strat and the V-Strom you will find the rider's accomodations on the Wing to be tighter than expected, or at least I did on the one I rode (it was an '09, I am 6'2", 34" inseam). The...
Forum: Road warriors 06-19-2009, 04:35 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,468
Posted By rwven
I took one for a test ride. Very sporty riding...

I took one for a test ride. Very sporty riding position. Felt very uncomfortable when I first got on (but I had just gotten off my Ulysses after riding 6 hours) but it felt much better after a few...
Forum: Road warriors 06-18-2009, 09:19 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 1,723
Posted By rwven
It's called and 1125R or 1125CR....

It's called and 1125R or 1125CR....
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 06-17-2009, 07:29 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 3,636
Posted By rwven
'82 Honda CB900 Custom had one too.

'82 Honda CB900 Custom had one too.
Forum: Face plant 06-13-2009, 06:00 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 7,218
Posted By rwven
It has to be Alberta...

It has to be Alberta...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 06-12-2009, 12:25 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 2,420
Posted By rwven
I was stopped at a light and heard the squeal of...

I was stopped at a light and heard the squeal of tires behind me. I dumped the clutch and hit the gas and lunged out into the intersection about two bike lengths and stopped. I looked over my...
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