ADVrider

Go Back   ADVrider > Search Forums
User Name
Password
Register Inmates Photos Site Rules Search Today's Posts Mark Forums Read

Showing results 1 to 40 of 239
Search took 0.05 seconds.
Search: Posts Made By: discochris
Forum: Road warriors 11-03-2014, 11:13 PM
Replies: 389
Views: 24,020
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, 11:05 PM
Replies: 125
Views: 12,429
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, 10:56 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 3,121
Posted By discochris
I so want a KZ1000P.

I so want a KZ1000P.
Forum: Road warriors 10-13-2014, 12:57 AM
Replies: 502
Views: 90,079
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, 01:13 AM
Replies: 56
Views: 4,721
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, 01:15 AM
Replies: 76
Views: 4,233
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, 11:46 PM
Replies: 76
Views: 4,233
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, 11:48 PM
Replies: 120
Views: 13,529
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: Beasts 08-24-2014, 11:20 PM
Replies: 374
Views: 111,810
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: Beasts 08-23-2014, 08:33 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,936
Posted By discochris
Well stated.Well stated indeed.

Well stated.Well stated indeed.
Forum: Beasts 08-22-2014, 12:31 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,936
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, 10:51 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 3,252
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, 10:46 PM
Replies: 103
Views: 14,107
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, 10:32 PM
Replies: 70
Views: 6,086
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, 03:15 PM
Replies: 70
Views: 6,086
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 08-19-2014, 12:13 AM
Replies: 2,521
Views: 260,469
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, 11:50 PM
Replies: 70
Views: 6,086
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, 12:11 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 2,360
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.
Forum: Road warriors 08-18-2014, 12:20 AM
Replies: 105
Views: 16,389
Posted By discochris
Oh yes. I just sold my 2008 Ulysses....

Oh yes.

I just sold my 2008 Ulysses. Actually, I traded it to a guy for putting a new roof on our cabin. From a book value standpoint, he got the better end of the deal, but I'm glad it's gone.
...
Forum: Road warriors 08-17-2014, 11:32 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,032
Posted By discochris
It's not just Honda. Far as I know, all of the...

It's not just Honda. Far as I know, all of the big four Japanese manufacturers don't allow test rides unless it's a demo day. There may be exceptions at certain dealers, but that's pretty much the...
Forum: Road warriors 08-15-2014, 12:15 AM
Replies: 91
Views: 11,458
Posted By discochris
Does anyone have real world insurance numbers for...

Does anyone have real world insurance numbers for the 1190x? It's such a boutique bike at this point that I wonder if some companies wouldn't even have numbers for it.
Forum: Road warriors 08-14-2014, 12:59 AM
Replies: 2,521
Views: 260,469
Posted By discochris
Well, long-time HD riders probably aren't going...

Well, long-time HD riders probably aren't going to be interested in the bike, because long-time HD riders are older people with more disposable income who will likely be buying more expensive rides....
Forum: Road warriors 08-14-2014, 12:45 AM
Replies: 103
Views: 14,107
Posted By discochris
All of this. I put over 50,000 on mine in...

All of this.

I put over 50,000 on mine in seven years. I sold it because I was concerned about cam pitting, and because I'd rode it pretty hard to be honest. It was the best vehicle I've ever...
Forum: Layin' down tracks 08-12-2014, 01:35 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 2,531
Posted By discochris
I actually ended up selling my 478c last month...

I actually ended up selling my 478c last month (for the same price I bought it for five years ago!). This was a big reason why. Garmin's updates were increasingly confusing, and I had issues with it...
Forum: Road warriors 08-08-2014, 02:27 PM
Replies: 103
Views: 14,107
Posted By discochris
I just picked up a nice ST1300 ABS for $4500....

I just picked up a nice ST1300 ABS for $4500. Lots of nice farkles as well, and only 34,000 miles.
Forum: Road warriors 08-06-2014, 11:13 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 2,374
Posted By discochris
An XB12X Ulysses would probably be too tall. I...

An XB12X Ulysses would probably be too tall. I have the same exact build, but I'm a couple inches taller. The XB12X Uly was too tall for me. I had an XT, which fit me pretty well, but in all honesty,...
Forum: Road warriors 08-03-2014, 11:47 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 4,114
Posted By discochris
So my search has come to an end. I'll be picking...

So my search has come to an end. I'll be picking up an ST1300 tomorrow!

It's a one-owner 2003 ABS model with only 34,000 miles. Nicely farkled, with PIAA lights, Sargent saddle, Cee Bailey's...
Forum: Road warriors 08-01-2014, 10:58 PM
Replies: 91
Views: 11,458
Posted By discochris
That's kind of how I feel. I just sold my Uly,...

That's kind of how I feel. I just sold my Uly, and while it was extremely fun to ride, I always had the feeling that Buell got things about 90% right, but the other 10% (mostly quality control and...
Forum: Road warriors 07-29-2014, 11:35 AM
Replies: 2,521
Views: 260,469
Posted By discochris
Saw the 750 in person yesterday. I thought it was...

Saw the 750 in person yesterday. I thought it was really a good looking bike, but it feels really small. Not for me but it seems like a decent motorcycle.
Forum: Road warriors 07-21-2014, 11:35 PM
Replies: 502
Views: 90,079
Posted By discochris
Good lord did the tuber Buell instruments and...

Good lord did the tuber Buell instruments and switchgear look like something someone cobbled together out of spare parts in the garage. Even the XB switches looked like something made by Fisher-Price.
Forum: Road warriors 07-21-2014, 11:17 PM
Replies: 502
Views: 90,079
Posted By discochris
Except they didn't keep his assembly line. That...

Except they didn't keep his assembly line. That was the sick thing about it.
They shut it down and liquidated the whole place at auction. Before the new CEO took over, they were going to build Buell...
Forum: Road warriors 07-15-2014, 12:28 AM
Replies: 53
Views: 4,149
Posted By discochris
It's a concern.

It's a concern.
Forum: Road warriors 06-30-2014, 10:58 PM
Replies: 71
Views: 6,269
Posted By discochris
They're near impossible to find, but I think the...

They're near impossible to find, but I think the FXRT Sport Glide was the coolest bike Harley ever made. Sadly, nobody bought them...
Forum: Road warriors 06-30-2014, 10:56 PM
Replies: 112
Views: 8,042
Posted By discochris
1. Americans have strong feelings about...

1. Americans have strong feelings about nostalgia. While HD makes some very good motorcycles, a big part of the appeal is the look. Big V-twin motors, lots of chrome, etc.

2. For serious riders...
Forum: Road warriors 06-25-2014, 12:00 AM
Replies: 47
Views: 4,114
Posted By discochris
I love the Norge, but it's a little out of my...

I love the Norge, but it's a little out of my price range, and from what I remember, it felt super top heavy (and this is coming from someone who rode a C10 Connie for years).

I'm leaning towards...
Forum: Road warriors 06-24-2014, 09:15 AM
Replies: 47
Views: 4,114
Posted By discochris
I would if not for my ape like build... :rofl

I would if not for my ape like build... :rofl
Forum: Road warriors 06-20-2014, 11:38 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 4,114
Posted By discochris
I wish I could keep both, but realistically, I...

I wish I could keep both, but realistically, I can't. I don't ride as much as I'd like as it is. Even when I had more riding time, when I had two bikes, one mostly sat and collected dust and old...
Forum: Road warriors 06-19-2014, 11:32 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 4,114
Posted By discochris
Nice! I can only fit a 24 pack of PBR in the...

Nice! I can only fit a 24 pack of PBR in the trunk of my Ulysses!

There have been so many great suggestions here. Keep 'em coming. Anything I haven't heard yet? I'm still quite intrigued by the...
Forum: Road warriors 06-18-2014, 12:56 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 4,114
Posted By discochris
I love the way those look, but something felt...

I love the way those look, but something felt kind of odd about the seating position. I might have to give another look...
Forum: Road warriors 06-18-2014, 09:05 AM
Replies: 47
Views: 4,114
Posted By discochris
The C-14 is too wide for me.

The C-14 is too wide for me.
Showing results 1 to 40 of 239

 
Forum Jump

Times are GMT -7.   It's 01:29 AM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.5
Copyright ©2000 - 2014, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
Copyright ADVrider 2011-2014