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Forum: The Garage 12-10-2014, 10:53 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 1,441
Posted By ChainSaw
I understand less oxygen, and less air pressure. ...

I understand less oxygen, and less air pressure. The reduction in air pressure in the CV carb is how is responds with less fuel to lean out the mixture.
Forum: The Garage 12-09-2014, 06:00 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 1,441
Posted By ChainSaw
Don't sweat it at all. Don't need to change...

Don't sweat it at all. Don't need to change anything on the bike.

Speaking from first-hand experience, I've ridden my carb'd 2001 Sportster in Death Valley at -282ft below sea level and ridden Mt...
Forum: Road warriors 10-04-2014, 09:32 AM
Replies: 878
Views: 130,183
Posted By ChainSaw
Well, the "Indian Scout 1st Run" was originally...

Well, the "Indian Scout 1st Run" was originally slated to run from the August announcement until Sept 30th. Buy a Scout by then, guaranteed delivery by December, 5 year warranty and some undisclosed...
Forum: Road warriors 09-30-2014, 12:50 PM
Replies: 878
Views: 130,183
Posted By ChainSaw
I would advise against taking that bet. For...

I would advise against taking that bet.

For 2013 HD sold $733 million in General Merchandise, which is t-shirts and riding gear (not parts, MC accessories, or bikes), the annual report says that...
Forum: Road warriors 09-30-2014, 09:33 AM
Replies: 878
Views: 130,183
Posted By ChainSaw
:nod Agreed. Looks like Polaris/Indian is...

:nod

Agreed. Looks like Polaris/Indian is targeting the model to compete with HD's best selling model, the Sportster.

Harley sells 5x the motorcycles Polaris does, if they can siphon off some...
Forum: Road warriors 09-23-2014, 10:51 AM
Replies: 878
Views: 130,183
Posted By ChainSaw
As the current owner of a Sportster with 90,000...

As the current owner of a Sportster with 90,000 miles and a Buell XB9R with 40,000 miles, I would hesitate to call the Buell 'reliable'. I love it but something is always broken on mine. Mostly...
Forum: Road warriors 09-20-2014, 01:10 PM
Replies: 878
Views: 130,183
Posted By ChainSaw
Let me just quote myself, and repost my own picture while I'm at it...

Well, I just jumped off the fence and fell on the Indian side of things in the shade of gloss black. I expect to have it painted a flat olive metallic in the spring.

I've demo'd dozens of bikes,...
Forum: Road warriors 09-10-2014, 05:57 PM
Replies: 878
Views: 130,183
Posted By ChainSaw
I fell the same about Ducati's. Beautiful bikes,...

I fell the same about Ducati's. Beautiful bikes, and they've got tupperware on the handlebars for brake fluid reservoirs. :huh
Forum: Road warriors 09-09-2014, 09:43 PM
Replies: 878
Views: 130,183
Posted By ChainSaw
The tach is there on the LCD. You use the "mode...

The tach is there on the LCD. You use the "mode button" on the clutch control housing to toggle between Odometer, Trip, Tach, Clock and Coolant Temp. I woulda never known it was there if I hadn't...
Forum: Road warriors 08-21-2014, 04:37 PM
Replies: 878
Views: 130,183
Posted By ChainSaw
Still on the fence...but leaning towards the Indian Side

Well, new HD models should be announced after next weeks Dealer Meeting in Nashville, so I wouldn't pull the trigger on a Scout till after that...just in case HD springs a Forty-eight with a...
Forum: Road warriors 08-15-2014, 01:42 PM
Replies: 878
Views: 130,183
Posted By ChainSaw
Demo Ride Review with Obligatory Picture of a Red Scout!

I hit the Indian Demo Fleet this morning at Grand Prix Motorsports in Littleton and was able to take a spin on a black 2015 Indian Scout. Rode in a group of about 15 with an Escort leading and...
Forum: Road warriors 08-13-2014, 04:22 PM
Replies: 878
Views: 130,183
Posted By ChainSaw
More :spam for this thread... Playing in...

More :spam for this thread...

Playing in Photoshop...flat olive green. Hmmmm....
Forum: Road warriors 08-12-2014, 03:37 PM
Replies: 878
Views: 130,183
Posted By ChainSaw
Congrats! Any word on when the 5 year/2 Year...

Congrats!

Any word on when the 5 year/2 Year warranty cut off is?
Forum: Road warriors 08-12-2014, 03:35 PM
Replies: 878
Views: 130,183
Posted By ChainSaw
Saw one of the moto-rags review, said they were...

Saw one of the moto-rags review, said they were averaging 45.1mpg for 200 odd miles and were flogging it a bit.

I'd be pleased if they hit high 40s/low 50s after break in. Makes the smallish tank...
Forum: Road warriors 08-09-2014, 09:52 AM
Replies: 878
Views: 130,183
Posted By ChainSaw
Gotta say, I'm really digging the Scout! I...

Gotta say, I'm really digging the Scout!

I like the retro look. Been looking at another two-wheeled addition to the garage, and I really like the Harley Forty Eight...with the exception of the...
Forum: The Garage 11-25-2012, 09:39 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 4,686
Posted By ChainSaw
Musta been some moisture in there at some point. ...

Musta been some moisture in there at some point. Condensation/humid air at the assembly plant maybe? Done my Sporty and Buell on multiple occasions, and I don't remember it being funky at all....
Forum: Road warriors 09-19-2012, 03:18 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 2,108
Posted By ChainSaw
I'm pretty sure the air cleaners you're referring...

I'm pretty sure the air cleaners you're referring to are based on the Forcewinder air cleaners. I've seen 'em run on Buells since the 1990's.

IIRC, the provide a 'rain sock' that fits over the...
Forum: Day Trippin' 08-29-2012, 07:12 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 4,280
Posted By ChainSaw
Thanks for sharing the pics. I absolutely...

Thanks for sharing the pics.

I absolutely LOVE riding the Chief Joseph/Dead Indian Pass portion of that route on the Wyoming side. Makes me wanna go back!
Forum: Road warriors 12-17-2011, 11:06 AM
Replies: 375
Views: 51,168
Posted By ChainSaw
You'd think HD could drop a cylinder on a Sporty...

You'd think HD could drop a cylinder on a Sporty easy enough and make it a 441.5cc. :D
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 10-15-2011, 05:50 PM
Replies: 35,504
Views: 8,952,035
Posted By ChainSaw
Been thru Deal's Gap a time or six, in my...

Been thru Deal's Gap a time or six, in my experience:

A: Killboy and US129 are not set up on a particularly difficult corners, just corners with a car pull-out to set up shop on, and good sight...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 10-14-2011, 08:07 PM
Replies: 141
Views: 26,744
Posted By ChainSaw
I thought Europeans were a little more MC-parking friendly...

Snapped this pic in Vienna in 2007 a little after sunrise. Poor soul parked their Ninja at a bike rack, had it knocked over, and got a ticket to boot (under the gas cap). Musta been a crappy start...
Forum: Beasts 06-25-2011, 09:48 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 3,497
Posted By ChainSaw
I second the opinion to look for a blown ignition...

I second the opinion to look for a blown ignition fuse. I would guess you have a wire rubbing somewhere that the water helped to short out. If you're lucky, a blown fuse will at least narrow down...
Forum: Road warriors 05-21-2011, 08:47 AM
Replies: 572
Views: 130,012
Posted By ChainSaw
Might be a day late and a dollar short on this,...

Might be a day late and a dollar short on this, maybe an aftermarket cable would be worth being cash-out-of-pocket for bike-back-on-the-road? :D

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Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 04-24-2011, 10:05 AM
Replies: 121
Views: 9,289
Posted By ChainSaw
I've got to say, i have a great amount of respect...

I've got to say, i have a great amount of respect for the FI system and overall engineering in my Buell.

984cc's, claimed 92hp at the crank stock, and it will get 67mpg at highway speeds. 0-60 in...
Forum: Road warriors 04-09-2011, 06:39 PM
Replies: 52
Views: 8,961
Posted By ChainSaw
I think you made a fine purchase, Got a 2003...

I think you made a fine purchase, Got a 2003 Buell XB9R myself. Same 984cc engine..although yours has a different oil pump gear. I'm a big fan of the 9's. The 12's do have some stump pulling...
Forum: The Garage 02-16-2011, 11:43 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 3,066
Posted By ChainSaw
I concour. I regularly ride from 5,300ft to...

I concour. I regularly ride from 5,300ft to 9,000ft+ in the span of about 30 minutes where I'm at. I'd just jet it for home-base altitude and not worry about elevation changes.
Forum: The Garage 02-05-2011, 01:22 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 2,766
Posted By ChainSaw
The center of the rim is deeper than the...

The center of the rim is deeper than the edges...keep the already mounted lower bead closer to the center of the rim than to the edge. Keep the top bead you are working on close to the center...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 01-28-2011, 11:41 AM
Replies: 4,326
Views: 436,502
Posted By ChainSaw
Under 'Specs and Pricing" on HD site, the XR1200...

Under 'Specs and Pricing" on HD site, the XR1200 shows 73.91 ft pounds of torque @ 4000 rpm, which puts it at 56.29 HP. The 1200 Low and 1200 Nightster show higher HP than the XR.



Thanks! :D...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 01-28-2011, 07:42 AM
Replies: 4,326
Views: 436,502
Posted By ChainSaw
Comfort: Highly dependent on the individual,...

Comfort: Highly dependent on the individual, easy to tailor. Change bars for better reach, you can get mid-controls or forward controls, plenty of seat options.

Touring: The fuel range could be...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 01-28-2011, 06:58 AM
Replies: 4,326
Views: 436,502
Posted By ChainSaw
Thanks for saving me from making that correction....

Thanks for saving me from making that correction. :D

I was starting to think some of these guys have never actually seen a VROD motor...although the 1125 Rotax is a rare sight in the wild.
Forum: The Garage 01-23-2011, 09:52 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,677
Posted By ChainSaw
For what it's worth...

Here in Colorado, we've had E10 gas since I was old enough to drive. Pretty much the only fuel my '72 GMC has ever run in the 24 years I've had it, as it was mandated for use in Denver circa 1988. ...
Forum: The Garage 01-20-2011, 06:52 PM
Replies: 88
Views: 4,970
Posted By ChainSaw
I've got a carb'd HD Sportster and a FI Buell...

I've got a carb'd HD Sportster and a FI Buell Firebolt...so here's my 2.

Mileage: I've eeked-out 63MPG on the HD and 67MPG on the Buell (which is 100+ lbs. lighter and about 100cc's bigger). ...
Forum: The Garage 01-19-2011, 12:23 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,638
Posted By ChainSaw
In my experience..Quikcrete was much thicker than...

In my experience..Quikcrete was much thicker than the Rustoleum, and is available in 40 or so colors at Lowes. The garage floor kits came with with their own floor prep stuff, and I hit my garage...
Forum: The Garage 01-19-2011, 12:19 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,638
Posted By ChainSaw
FWIW: I've used the Rustoleum and Quikcrete...

FWIW: I've used the Rustoleum and Quikcrete epoxies, and I concour with 'normal paint fumes'. The epoxy sets up pretty quickly. Most brands advertise 'light foot traffic' within 24 hours, and 72...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 06-07-2010, 09:30 PM
Replies: 56
Views: 3,406
Posted By ChainSaw
I've done lots of cross country trips, most solo...

I've done lots of cross country trips, most solo in the 3,500-5,000 mile 7-10 day variety. I have felt pre-trip apprehension, it typically disappears within the first 100 miles.

My advice, expect...
Forum: Road warriors 04-06-2010, 07:52 PM
Replies: 308
Views: 52,278
Posted By ChainSaw
I suspect most motorcycles can be classified as...

I suspect most motorcycles can be classified as TOY's. Ain't like you can pack a weeks worth of groceries on a R1200 or pick grandma up at the airport with it...unless she packs really light.
...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 01-03-2010, 10:11 AM
Replies: 257
Views: 17,280
Posted By ChainSaw
I understand your point. I'm not knocking your...

I understand your point. I'm not knocking your choice at all.

For me, mileage is the big deciding factor for me, not snobbishness. 57 mpg vs 18-ish makes the math pretty easy for me. I'm a...
Forum: Hacks 01-01-2010, 03:09 PM
Replies: 79
Views: 19,345
Posted By ChainSaw
http://c1.ac-images.myspacecdn.com/images01/108/l_...

http://c1.ac-images.myspacecdn.com/images01/108/l_4a5a50011e5072e999ba4f034998a858.jpg

A picture of my late fathers trike. It started it's life as a 2005 American Ironhorse. 117in S&S engine...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 01-01-2010, 11:02 AM
Replies: 257
Views: 17,280
Posted By ChainSaw
To each there own...

I prefer riding motorcycles to trailering them, mostly 'cause my bikes get much better mileage than my truck. :D I've ridden my HD Sportster in 49 states, a bunch of Canada a a wee bit of Mexico.
...
Forum: The Garage 07-13-2009, 06:10 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 4,118
Posted By ChainSaw
My advice...plug it and forget it.

I swear every rear MC tire I've had I've taken a nail in. I've plugged every one with string type plugs bought from any auto parts store. I've yet to have one fail.

Longest I've run was plugged...
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