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Forum: Road warriors Yesterday, 09:54 AM
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Posted By Randy
Well, I gotta admit that I'm like that too. I...

Well, I gotta admit that I'm like that too. I SEE lots of great pics when I'm out and about, but either there's nowhere to pull over, or I can't be bothered... I'm trying to get better though.

I...
Forum: Road warriors Yesterday, 08:09 AM
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Posted By Randy
That's IT??? Ummm.... Ride report? Come...

That's IT???

Ummm.... Ride report?

Come on dude, ya gotta give us something more than a little blurb and one pic! :deal
Forum: Road warriors Yesterday, 07:11 AM
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Posted By Randy
Hmmmm.... My XR600R was an '85 model. I...

Hmmmm....

My XR600R was an '85 model. I know that the comparable street going '85 XL600R version had a cush hub. I wasn't aware that they had dropped the cush drive on the later XR650L series. ...
Forum: The Garage 07-07-2014, 07:14 PM
Replies: 811
Views: 141,041
Posted By Randy
I'd at least kick it for good measure....

I'd at least kick it for good measure....
Forum: The Garage 07-07-2014, 06:31 PM
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Views: 141,041
Posted By Randy
No experience with those pancake compressors, but...

No experience with those pancake compressors, but have you tried to bleed the tank down all the way?

The reason I ask is that I have a larger compressor that will sometimes trip its breaker when...
Forum: Road warriors 07-07-2014, 05:40 PM
Replies: 4,322
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Posted By Randy
Yep, and chain drive, asphalt ridden bikes...

Yep, and chain drive, asphalt ridden bikes typically have cush drives too... Late model Harleys use their belts as cush drives. Loose the belt, loose the cush drive. Cush drives typically serve to...
Forum: Road warriors 07-07-2014, 01:31 PM
Replies: 4,322
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Posted By Randy
Yep, that's exactly what I thought when I first...

Yep, that's exactly what I thought when I first encountered it in AL years ago. But, nope, a followup trip revealed that that was IT. Done, and done! Loose gravel anywhere outside the tire tracks....
Forum: Road warriors 07-07-2014, 07:18 AM
Replies: 4,322
Views: 773,076
Posted By Randy
On the subject of gravel and tar... Stay...

On the subject of gravel and tar...

Stay AWAY from Alabama! It seems that Alabama has a thing for "tar and chip" when they "resurface" a road. For those not familiar with this shit, it's where...
Forum: Road warriors 06-30-2014, 12:57 PM
Replies: 4,322
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Posted By Randy
Excellent point out! :thumb. I've never noticed...

Excellent point out! :thumb. I've never noticed it but then again I can't say that I've ever checked a drive belt's tension when it was hot....

Kinda makes sense that it could though. Different...
Forum: Road warriors 06-29-2014, 11:10 AM
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Views: 773,076
Posted By Randy
I'm not sure about the Progressives specifically....

I'm not sure about the Progressives specifically. I'm just speaking in general terms based on the geometry of the rear end of most motorcycles. IF the output sprocket were on the same axis as the...
Forum: Road warriors 06-28-2014, 01:38 PM
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Posted By Randy
Rod, I'm quite sure. I'm also fairly...

Rod,

I'm quite sure. I'm also fairly certain you understand exactly what I meant, and that it's just the words that is confusing. It's kinda hard for me to explain in words without a graphic of...
Forum: Road warriors 06-25-2014, 10:22 AM
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Posted By Randy
I'm sure you've already considered this, but just...

I'm sure you've already considered this, but just to be safe...

If making a large change in shock length be sure to pay attention to your belt tension. Since the belt tension is set with the bike...
Forum: Road warriors 06-25-2014, 08:15 AM
Replies: 4,322
Views: 773,076
Posted By Randy
I take it your bike is a pre-rubber mount then? ...

I take it your bike is a pre-rubber mount then?

On the rubber mounts you have interference issues with the rear exhaust bracket as well as the rear brake master cylinder bell crank at anything...
Forum: Road warriors 06-24-2014, 09:48 AM
Replies: 4,322
Views: 773,076
Posted By Randy
Yeah. While it doesn't rival the N. GA areas I...

Yeah. While it doesn't rival the N. GA areas I prefer riding, in scenery or twisties, it is a nice country road ride for me since I can avoid the interstate altogether and ride back roads all day. ...
Forum: Road warriors 06-23-2014, 05:47 PM
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Views: 773,076
Posted By Randy
Took a little ride on the Sporty yesterday. ...

Took a little ride on the Sporty yesterday. Meant to take a little jaunt around the local roads near home, but decided to go to Alabama for some ice cream. :wink: By the time I made it back it was...
Forum: Road warriors 06-21-2014, 10:58 AM
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Posted By Randy
... three of which was spent at fuel stops... ...

... three of which was spent at fuel stops...

:wink:

:lol3

My low fuel light usually comes on at around 75 miles, and by my calculations I should safely get 100 miles per tank. While that's...
Forum: Road warriors 06-20-2014, 04:11 PM
Replies: 4,322
Views: 773,076
Posted By Randy
Yeah, those look familiar but can't remember...

Yeah, those look familiar but can't remember where I've seen 'em. Details?

Look sturdy without being overly heavy. Maybe a good candidate for the the Ghost brackets similar to how Mary is...
Forum: Road warriors 06-19-2014, 03:33 PM
Replies: 4,322
Views: 773,076
Posted By Randy
Be sure to post up what you have to do to adapt...

Be sure to post up what you have to do to adapt your bike to accept the longer shocks, and your impressions once complete and tested. :thumb
Forum: Road warriors 06-19-2014, 04:42 AM
Replies: 4,322
Views: 773,076
Posted By Randy
While I understand the sentiment, I will say that...

While I understand the sentiment, I will say that people have different lifestyles, commitments, and sometimes interests other than riding. I love riding but I will admit that I don't have the...
Forum: Road warriors 06-18-2014, 12:03 PM
Replies: 4,322
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Posted By Randy
boatpuller, It may help us to hone in on...

boatpuller,

It may help us to hone in on your needs if you could explain what it was you didn't like about the various bikes you've ruled out so far.
Forum: Road warriors 06-18-2014, 11:56 AM
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Posted By Randy
I knew the tuber Buell's engines where hot rodded...

I knew the tuber Buell's engines where hot rodded Sportster mill, but I was under the impression that the latter engines were a good bit different. Not sure where I picked it up but I thought that...
Forum: Road warriors 06-18-2014, 05:30 AM
Replies: 4,322
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Posted By Randy
Yeah, I'd think that the weights are close...

Yeah, I'd think that the weights are close enough. But, I will say that while the GS's weight goes away on the road, it feels MUCH heavier at a stop or just pushing it around. The CG is much...
Forum: Road warriors 06-17-2014, 06:31 PM
Replies: 4,322
Views: 773,076
Posted By Randy
Just wanted to add something to the above.... ...

Just wanted to add something to the above....

When I speak of "miles" the term isn't necessarily indicative of the length of my rides. Take a Iron Butt rider, or just the typical interstate...
Forum: Road warriors 06-17-2014, 06:10 PM
Replies: 4,322
Views: 773,076
Posted By Randy
Doug is an awesome guy and I sometimes envy his...

Doug is an awesome guy and I sometimes envy his lifestyle and sense of adventure. BUT, he's also a guy that went around the world on an old Indian, among many other interesting choices of rides,...
Forum: Road warriors 06-16-2014, 04:35 PM
Replies: 4,322
Views: 773,076
Posted By Randy
PM returned. Believe it or not I've never ridden...

PM returned. Believe it or not I've never ridden in that area. I've worked up through that area quite a bit and know there's a lot of nice country backroads and all. In fact I've thought about...
Forum: Road warriors 06-16-2014, 04:10 PM
Replies: 4,322
Views: 773,076
Posted By Randy
Just found this little video. Doesn't show a lot...

Just found this little video. Doesn't show a lot of detail but it has a nice panoramic view of the surrounding area starting at about 1:20. Looks to have been filmed this past winter so it's not as...
Forum: Road warriors 06-16-2014, 02:01 PM
Replies: 4,322
Views: 773,076
Posted By Randy
Ginger, T.W.O. now TWoS, is a Georgia...

Ginger,

T.W.O. now TWoS, is a Georgia motorcycle tradition. No m/c trip through GA is complete without at least stopping by. It's located in Suches, GA which is a community just north of...
Forum: Road warriors 06-16-2014, 12:13 PM
Replies: 4,322
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Posted By Randy
Yeah, I think you'll enjoy it. It's a cool place...

Yeah, I think you'll enjoy it. It's a cool place because everyone staying there is also a real rider, in my experience. The fire pits are scattered around the campground with the idea that they...
Forum: Road warriors 06-16-2014, 11:47 AM
Replies: 4,322
Views: 773,076
Posted By Randy
Yeah, I sorta like tents too... Sorry about...

Yeah, I sorta like tents too...

Sorry about the confusion. I call it TWO (Two Wheels Only) because that's how I remember it from back in the day when Frank was still around. Frank originally...
Forum: Road warriors 06-16-2014, 11:08 AM
Replies: 4,322
Views: 773,076
Posted By Randy
It's a great place! If you've never been to TWO...

It's a great place! If you've never been to TWO and you like riding in the mountains, I highly recommend it. The place has been around for ages although it closed down a couple of years ago (long...
Forum: Road warriors 06-16-2014, 10:30 AM
Replies: 4,322
Views: 773,076
Posted By Randy
Rod, Yep, I remember your fork boots. My...

Rod,

Yep, I remember your fork boots. My problem was with the mirror-like top surface of the fork caps. Maybe it was just a freak coincidence yesterday, but I couldn't tell you how many times I...
Forum: Road warriors 06-16-2014, 10:22 AM
Replies: 4,322
Views: 773,076
Posted By Randy
Yeah, having at least one anytime, anywhere bike...

Yeah, having at least one anytime, anywhere bike is a must. Maybe since the GS would never be considered "pretty" it's been that way since new. I allow myself the indulgence of having several...
Forum: Road warriors 06-16-2014, 08:36 AM
Replies: 4,322
Views: 773,076
Posted By Randy
Errr.. Ummm... My Sportster's never...

Errr..

Ummm...

My Sportster's never been wet....


:hide
Forum: Road warriors 06-16-2014, 07:26 AM
Replies: 4,322
Views: 773,076
Posted By Randy
Talked to a guy last year that was proud of the...

Talked to a guy last year that was proud of the fact that he had bought every chrome and/or billet item available. Claimed to have spent over $20k dressing up his bike. Not exactly my cup of tea...
Forum: Road warriors 06-15-2014, 07:51 AM
Replies: 4,322
Views: 773,076
Posted By Randy
Ok, so once again some European markets gets...

Ok, so once again some European markets gets things we don't. I still see no joy for the US market unless you want "low and mean"...
Forum: Road warriors 06-14-2014, 06:00 PM
Replies: 4,322
Views: 773,076
Posted By Randy
A direct link would be nice. All I see listed...

A direct link would be nice. All I see listed for 2015 bikes on their US site is the lame liquid cooled 750 and 500.
Forum: GS Boxers 06-05-2014, 03:06 PM
Replies: 321
Views: 107,064
Posted By Randy
With the higher mileage possibly being an issue...

With the higher mileage possibly being an issue for you, you may want to also consider this possibility...
Forum: GS Boxers 06-05-2014, 02:58 PM
Replies: 321
Views: 107,064
Posted By Randy
While I can only speak of the 1150 bikes, the...

While I can only speak of the 1150 bikes, the right side tensioner is not typically replaced along the lines of this thread's topic. Normally it is the left side tensioner that has the updated...
Forum: GS Boxers 06-05-2014, 02:39 PM
Replies: 321
Views: 107,064
Posted By Randy
I thought the hexheads already had the new style...

I thought the hexheads already had the new style tensioner. But, if your bike still has the early tensioner, and the chain noise annoys you, then I'd say install the new one. The part isn't...
Forum: GS Boxers 06-05-2014, 02:27 PM
Replies: 321
Views: 107,064
Posted By Randy
That was accurate in my case.

That was accurate in my case.
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